Friday January 19-th, 2018

2 injured in Trump Tower heating system fire 2 injured in Trump Tower heating system fire

Eric Trump , one of the president's sons, said on Twitter that it was a small electrical fire in the cooling tower on the building's roof. "The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job", said the younger Trump ....

AAP welcomes SC decision for new SIT to probe 186 anti-Sikh AAP welcomes SC decision for new SIT to probe 186 anti-Sikh

This comes after a supervisory panel appointed by the court submitted a report that 186 cases were closed without a probe. The 1984 anti-Sikh riots were sparked by the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

Robert De Niro unleashes profanity-laced rant against Trump Robert De Niro unleashes profanity-laced rant against Trump

What better way to honor Meryl Streep than to take a jab at President Donald Trump? De Niro was addressing an audience at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in New York City, and he chose to go off script and talk about the presi...

Slick roads possible for Wednesday morning commute Slick roads possible for Wednesday morning commute

Temperatures will be crashing after a cold front passes through, which could lead to a lot of that water re-freezing on area roads for the final commute of the traditional workweek. The key for anything decent in the terms of snow will depend on thre...

'Black Panther' Becomes Fandango's Top Early Pre-Seller Among Marvel Movies 'Black Panther' Becomes Fandango's Top Early Pre-Seller Among Marvel Movies

Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis tweeted Wednesday morning the film already has more advance ticket sales than any other Marvel film in Fandango's history. Jordan, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, (front row L - R) Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o...

Gayle King just commented on rumors of Oprah running for president Gayle King just commented on rumors of Oprah running for president

Ivanka Trump tweeted her support for the acceptance speech Oprah Winfrey gave during Sunday night's Golden Globes - but received harsh criticism because Winfrey's speech was seen as implicitly critical of the Trump administration. And in a 199...

Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters journalists Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters journalists

The reporters "illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media", said the statement, which was accompanied by a photo of the pair in handcuffs. On Tuesday, Amnesty International repeated its demand for their immediate...

SC makes national anthem optional in cinema halls SC makes national anthem optional in cinema halls

He said , " If you are going to watch Sunny Leone's film then how can the national anthem be played in the auditorium and there may be any other adult movie also ". Following the Centre's submission, the SC disposed of the petition and said its orde...

Confirmed! CBFC refutes ordering 300 cuts on Deepika Padukone's Padmavat Confirmed! CBFC refutes ordering 300 cuts on Deepika Padukone's Padmavat

The women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party had objected to the screening of the film in Goa citing law and order problems and wrong portrayal of queen Padmavati in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. "This has already been communicated by t...

8 migrants dead, 86 rescued from sinking boat off Libya 8 migrants dead, 86 rescued from sinking boat off Libya

The pilot then alerted the Italian navy and coastguard vessels to launch a rescue operation. The deaths marked the first known deadly incident involving migrants in 2018, although rescue groups said countless dinghies likely sink without a trace ea...

United Nations raises probable death toll in migrant boat sinking to 64 United Nations raises probable death toll in migrant boat sinking to 64

The Italian Coast Guard Ship "Diciotti" rescued 86 migrants who survived to the incident, IOM said. The missing appeared to have all been in the same dinghy, whose remnants were found near the city of Khoms, the navy said. The U.N. migration agency s...

S. African president to appoint commission of inquiry into S. African president to appoint commission of inquiry into "state capture"

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria found the Public Protector's report on State Capture was binding and ordered the president pay the legal costs of opposing the remedial action put forward. Zuma said the chief justice had chosen who would he...

Louisiana teacher handcuffed forcibly after asking questions at board meeting Louisiana teacher handcuffed forcibly after asking questions at board meeting

KATC reports that the skirmish involving Deyshia Hargrave , a middle school language arts teacher, and an Abbeville city marshal happened Monday during a meeting of the Vermillion Parish schools. Hargrave tried to ask her question again, insistin...

Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system, says leader Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system, says leader

Nebenzia had also ferociously criticised the move by the United States to convene a UN Security Council meeting over the unending violent protests in Iran . Why should it be scared of them? "Iranian people have lived a life of dignity and honor, and...

Politically important Florida gets a pass on drilling plan Politically important Florida gets a pass on drilling plan

The reversal comes after vocal opposition from the state's Republican Governor Rick Scott when the plans were announced last week. The Secretary of the Department of the Interior wants to lease acres of the Gulf of Mexico, now off-limits, for oil...

South, North Korea talk about Olympics South, North Korea talk about Olympics

At least five follow-up meetings took place from 11:30 a.m. but didn't end by press time Tuesday. President Moon Jae-in spoke Wednesday, a day after the two Koreas held high-level talks for the first time in two years and agreed to cooperate in nex...

Search for MH370 continues, to cost between RM82m to RM280m if found Search for MH370 continues, to cost between RM82m to RM280m if found

The governments of Malaysia, Australia and China called off the search in January last year despite protests from the passengers' families, after the A$200 million (S$213 million) hunt which was carried out for more than two years failed to bear frui...

Body found as tanker fire still rages following sea collision Body found as tanker fire still rages following sea collision

Thick clouds of dark smoke could be seen billowing out of the Sanchi tanker, engulfing the vessel as rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather and fire on and around the ship, Mohammad Rastad, head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation , t...

Trae Young continues dominance to rev up Oklahoma Trae Young continues dominance to rev up Oklahoma

Keenan Evans scored 19 points for Texas Tech (14-2, 3-1). Young hit his first three-pointer almost three minutes into the second half to give the Sooners a 36-31 lead. More so, he was efficient from the field (6 of 11) while knocking down four of...

Shia Waqf Boards asks Modi to close Madrasas saying 'they increase terrorism' Shia Waqf Boards asks Modi to close Madrasas saying 'they increase terrorism'

He added that a large number of madrasas are funded through charity coming from different parts of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. However, the BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain said that the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh had no plans to...

Willie Nelson Cancels Concerts Due To Illness Willie Nelson Cancels Concerts Due To Illness

According to an email from the ticketing agency, fans will receive automatic refunds. Nelson's publicist, Elaine Shock, later told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Nelson had either "a bad cold or the flu ", and would return to his home in Texas t...

Benjamin Netanyahu Tiptoes Around US Threat To Cut Off Palestinian Aid Benjamin Netanyahu Tiptoes Around US Threat To Cut Off Palestinian Aid

UNRWA provides aid to Palestinian refugees. Netanyahu at the start of Sunday's weekly Cabinet meeting addressed USA threats to cut funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA.

Storms Bring Deadly Mudslides to Wildfire-Scorched SoCal Storms Bring Deadly Mudslides to Wildfire-Scorched SoCal

Forecasters said the maximum rainfall occurred in a 15-minute span starting at 3:30 a.m. near the Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria areas of Santa Barbara County . Hyatt said his house in Montecito, a community of about 8,000 east of Santa Bar...

Sydney Train Network Under Stress Sydney Train Network Under Stress

Commuters on Sydney trains are facing further delays this morning, after cancellations and driver shortages caused chaos on the train network yesterday. "This new timetable is delivering the services we need". Part of the problem, according to S...

'Fire and Fury' Is 'Grotesque' and 'Fiction': Stephen Miller 'Fire and Fury' Is 'Grotesque' and 'Fiction': Stephen Miller

Tapper told Miller during the interview that he was being "obsequious" and that he was performing for an "audience of one", referring to the president. The attacks from CNN continued and he ended with a very disrespectful "I think you have wast...

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