Monday January 22-nd, 2018

White House Refutes Media Reports of Pence Visit Postponement to Middle East White House Refutes Media Reports of Pence Visit Postponement to Middle East

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem published a list yesterday of the foreign VIPs scheduled to make official visits to Israel in January. The visit was postponed by a day, and then again postponed to mid-January. US Vice President Mike Penc...

Here's how much snow, ice is expected to hit the Grand Strand Here's how much snow, ice is expected to hit the Grand Strand

Wherever the storm ends up tracking, driving will probably be a problem. More specific totals will be out Monday night or Tuesday morning once the storm's track comes into focus. That wind, combined with any snow, could create blizzard or blizzard-...

Trump's first 2018 tweet: Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit' Trump's first 2018 tweet: Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit'

And in late December, Vice President Mike Pence told American troops during a visit to Afghanistan, "President Trump has put Pakistan on notice". He also disclosed his intention of not giving any further aid to Pakistan in the future. "No, I have...

Fatah and Hamas slam 'US-enabled' Israeli resolution on West Bank annexation Fatah and Hamas slam 'US-enabled' Israeli resolution on West Bank annexation

The bill, backed by Israel's ruling right-wing coalition, was passed with 64 Knesset members voting in favour and 52 against, according to Haaretz newspaper. Now, the U.S.is expected to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would b...

Possibility of Iran Spring pushes oil prices northwards Possibility of Iran Spring pushes oil prices northwards

West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the USA oil benchmark on the Nymex Exchange, rose above the $60 a barrel level on 27 December - traditionally a period of very low volumes on commodity exchanges. Global benchmark Brent crude futures ended the year wit...

Protester kills policeman as Iran bloodshed worsens Protester kills policeman as Iran bloodshed worsens

The towns are all in Iran's central Isfahan province, some 350 kilometers (215 miles) south of Tehran . The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, began on Thursday in Mashhad over Iran's weak...

Twins born minutes apart Twins born minutes apart

EST on New Year's Eve, their mother Maria went into premature labor. It appears the first baby born in Kern County was in Delano. As Daily Mail Online reported, Joaquin, was born 5lbs 9oz at 11.58 pm on December 31, 2017, while his younger twin...

LAPD makes arrest in Wichita LAPD makes arrest in Wichita "swatting" tragedy

Finch was likely the victim of an internet prank known as " swatting " - where someone makes up a false report in order to get a SWAT team to respond to another person's address. In fact, it's been a punishable offense for quite some time, not just b...

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots swell to almost $800M Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots swell to almost $800M

The actual estimate of the grand prize was $390.1 million. For those who want to play, tickets must be purchased by Tuesday at 10:45 p.m. for Mega Millions , Wednesday at 9:50 p.m. Powerball made a similar change in 2015. Almost $800 million is ...

'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue 'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue

At least 12 people were dead as of Monday morning: six in the small city of Tuyserkan, two in the city of Dorud, two in the southwestern city of Izeh, and two in Lorestan province. "Seyed Ali [Khamenei], shame on you". Graham spoke after two Iran...

'Gang-Raping Muslim Men': Twitter Bans German MP Over Racist Tweet 'Gang-Raping Muslim Men': Twitter Bans German MP Over Racist Tweet

Cologne also confirmed Monday that it has filed an official criminal complaint against von Storch and has launched an investigation. Germany's city Cologne came under controversy when countless women reported sexual assaults and gang assaults over ...

First week of 2018 brings cold temperatures First week of 2018 brings cold temperatures

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Wind chill values may drop to -10 to -20 in much of our region at that time and maybe around -30 in the Poconos. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear - low around 5 with northwest wind 6 to 8 miles per h...

Six-alarm blaze in the Bronx injures at least a dozen Six-alarm blaze in the Bronx injures at least a dozen

The blaze was accidentally lit by a 3 ½-year-old boy playing with the burners on his mother's stove, officials said Friday. One woman ran down the hall banging on doors to alert her neighbors, according to WABC . Last Thursday, 12 people, includ...

Tiger Zinda Hai earns Rs. 272 crores at BO Tiger Zinda Hai earns Rs. 272 crores at BO

Be it the domestic ticket window or the worldwide market, the film has performed phenomenally well at the box office. And on Day 11 (second Monday), it minted Rs 18.04 crore, thereby taking its total domestic total to Rs 272 crore nett. In this film ...

Iranians May Protest but Must Avoid Violence: Rouhani Iranians May Protest but Must Avoid Violence: Rouhani

Anger soon turned to Iran's clerical establishment in power since the 1979 revolution. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri said Monday that Trump's support of the protesters "indicates planning by the USA for launching a new sedition in Iran". On Sunday (Monda...

South Korea proposes high-level talks with the North South Korea proposes high-level talks with the North

Mr. Kim said the Olympics would "serve as a good chance to display our Korean people's grace toward the world". Kim said in a broadcast New Year's address Sunday that the entire U.S.is now in range of North Korea's arsenal. Last week, the UN Se...

Pakistan to crackdown on Hafiz Saeed; seize assets, finances of his charities Pakistan to crackdown on Hafiz Saeed; seize assets, finances of his charities

The Pakistani government has plans to seize control of charities and financial assets that are connected to an Islamist leader that the United States considers a terrorist, according to Reuters . The official was present during one of several high-l...

At least 20 dead as Iran protests rage on At least 20 dead as Iran protests rage on

Several major cities in Iran, including Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Rasht, were first hit by protests on December 28, 2017. However, he said that Iran would counter " a small minority group " of rioters and outlaws seeking to exploit the protests ...

Bhima-Koregaon incident: Train services disrupted in Mumbai Bhima-Koregaon incident: Train services disrupted in Mumbai

Both, Central and Harbour train services were disrupted here on Tuesday by a group of people demanding action against those involved in the violent clashes during the commemoration of bicentenary celebrations of the 1818 battle of Bhima-Koregaon on M...

Bitter Cold Temps, Possible Snow Mid-Week, Another Blast of Arctic Air Bitter Cold Temps, Possible Snow Mid-Week, Another Blast of Arctic Air

Tonight, the low will be around minus 1, with wind chill values between minus 4 and minus 13, according to the weather service. On Dec. 28, Watertown also beat the historic low , dropping to minus 32 degrees. Monday, according to Mike Fries, a met...

Seven Injured After Box Truck Crashes Into Vehicle, Pedestrians in SF Seven Injured After Box Truck Crashes Into Vehicle, Pedestrians in SF

The San Francisco Police Department said the driver of the truck ran a red light at the intersection of 21st Ave and Geary Street and lost control of the vehicle, hitting two pedestrians, a parked auto, and another auto with a family inside, accord...

Compass pays tribute to CEO Richard Cousins killed in Sydney seaplane crash Compass pays tribute to CEO Richard Cousins killed in Sydney seaplane crash

His two sons Edward Cousins , 23, and William Cousins , 25, also lost their lives. Unconfirmed reports said the casualties included an 11-year-old boy, the pilot and four British nationals. Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr, 49, chose the s...

'Damaging gusts': Met Eireann issues status orange wind alert for Limerick 'Damaging gusts': Met Eireann issues status orange wind alert for Limerick

Carol Holt, the Environment Agency's flood duty manager, said: "We urge people to stay safe on the coast - take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger trying to take "storm selfies". Norfolk could b...

Hundreds of Iranian protesters arrested, Iran warns of crackdown Hundreds of Iranian protesters arrested, Iran warns of crackdown

Lawmaker Hedayatollah Khademi said two people were killed in Izeh town in Khuzestan province Sunday night, the Iranian Labour News Agency reported. Six protesters died in what was described as an apparent attempt to seize guns from a police station...

Kim Jong-un Wants to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Olympics Kim Jong-un Wants to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Olympics

Moon's comments came after a New Year's Day speech by Kim who said he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul, and for North Korean athletes to possibly take part in the Winter Games, but steadfastly declared North Korea a nuclear power. "The olive branch ...

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