Wednesday January 17-th, 2018

US Government blocks proposed merger of Ant Financial and MoneyGram US Government blocks proposed merger of Ant Financial and MoneyGram

Ant Financial , which is controlled by Alibaba founder and billionaire Jack Ma, a year ago had announced its intention to acquire Dallas-based Moneygram International Inc., a move that would have helped solidify a financial presence in the USA fo...

US Davos delegation to include Mnuchin, Ross and Lighthizer US Davos delegation to include Mnuchin, Ross and Lighthizer

During today's White House press briefing, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was pressed on this matter. Trump, who is likely to advance his "America First" agenda with world leaders at this year's WEF, would be the first sitting USA president to ...

Camila Cabello Performs 'Never Be the Same' On The 'Tonight Show' Camila Cabello Performs 'Never Be the Same' On The 'Tonight Show'

While 2017 saw her dominate left, right and center with multiple hits including the massive 'Havana' featuring Young Thug , the ex-Fifth Harmony member has finally shared her debut album 'CAMILA' . They hinted that Cabello decided on her own and ...

Exiled Mugabe Ally Says Mnangagwa's Government Is 'Illegitimate' Exiled Mugabe Ally Says Mnangagwa's Government Is 'Illegitimate'

The BBC interview was done via a television link from an undisclosed location. Moyo said Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, had "seized power through the bullet and not the ballot", and called for a return to constitutionalism.

Three soldiers injured in accident during Army Day parade rehearsal Three soldiers injured in accident during Army Day parade rehearsal

Slithering involves soldiers coming down from a hovering helicopter through a rope. After three Indian Army soldiers fell off a helicopter during a practice drill, the Indian Army has cancelled the slithering operations which was scheduled to condu...

Tamil Nadu Transport Workers Call Off 8-Day Bus Strike 'Temporarily' Tamil Nadu Transport Workers Call Off 8-Day Bus Strike 'Temporarily'

While over 17 trade unions, including the CITU and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-backed Labour Progressive Federation ( LPF ), are taking part in the protest, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-backed Anna Thozhirsanga...

My relation with Kim Jong-un is very good My relation with Kim Jong-un is very good

But Hook said the idea was one of many being explored, and that the allies invited to Vancouver would be consulted. "I have relationships with people". Trump has repeatedly insulted the North Korean leader, describing him as mad and a "rocket man...

India's Aanchal Thakur scripts skiing history in Turkey, calls it 'unexpected' India's Aanchal Thakur scripts skiing history in Turkey, calls it 'unexpected'

On the 9th day of 2018, good news arrived for India in sports as Aanchal Thakur made history by winning nation's first ever global medal in skiing . Although, Roshan also made statement on lack of government support by saying, "Aanchal called me o...

CNN host throws Trump advisor off air CNN host throws Trump advisor off air

A CBS News reporter posted a transcript of the exchange between Tapper and Miller after they went off air that shows the two arguing about how fair the interview was. Tapper went on to accuse Miller of trying to filibuster the program. "I think...

Wyoming Homeless Programs Get $292K in Federal Funding Wyoming Homeless Programs Get $292K in Federal Funding

According to a HUD media statement , "HUD's Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness". According to HUD, its annual homeless asses...

Raising farmers income key to better agri-production: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Raising farmers income key to better agri-production: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

The issue was discussed at length during the meeting at NITI Aayog in New Delhi where over 40 economists and experts were present. Labour reforms were also taken up and various suggestions have been made. During the session, organized by NITI Aayog...

New Website Aims To Help Support Victims Of Human Trafficking New Website Aims To Help Support Victims Of Human Trafficking

Included in the legislation is the Felony Human Trafficking Act of 2018 which would classify felony human trafficking as a violent act, ensuring that perpetrators get harsher and longer sentences. "I think we all thought of it as a surreal Hollywood ...

State Schools Chief Lauds Governor's Proposed Budget State Schools Chief Lauds Governor's Proposed Budget

Given the uncertainty at the federal level and the likelihood of more federal cuts to social programs, the governor could strike "a better balance between putting funds away for later and boosting state investment now to help more households to make ...

In China, Christians Weep As Paramilitary Police Level Their Church With Explosives In China, Christians Weep As Paramilitary Police Level Their Church With Explosives

A church in northern China's coal country that once served as the worship center for more than 50,000 congregants is no longer standing. A pastor at a nearby church, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he saw large numbers of paramilitary pol...

Mamata Banerjee receives D Litt from Calcutta varsity Mamata Banerjee receives D Litt from Calcutta varsity

Mamata Banerjee is the first Chief Minister of West Bengal to be honoured with D.Litt degree by Calcutta University during governance. The journalists were handpicked by their organisations to attend the tour with Bengal chief minister Mamata Ba...

British PM's cabinet reshuffle marred by resignation British PM's cabinet reshuffle marred by resignation

Curtice remarked. Hamstrung by her inability to move the "big beasts" and constrained by the need to preserve the fragile balance of power over Brexit around her Cabinet table, the United Kingdom prime minister largely stuck to the status quo, k...

'Bored' Russian steals wine in ram raid with stolen tank 'Bored' Russian steals wine in ram raid with stolen tank

The unidentified man swiped the Soviet-era MT-LB amphibious vehicle - known in the West as the M-1970 - from a Murmansk driving school and went on a rampage. Footage shared on social media showed the man climbing out of a hatch, briefly inspecting ...

Elderly Christmas Cannabis Couple Arrested Again, Facing New Drug Charges Elderly Christmas Cannabis Couple Arrested Again, Facing New Drug Charges

Patrick Jiron, 80, and his 70-year-old wife, Barbara, were ordered to return to court next month to face a second set of charges stemming from a traffic stop Tuesday near Lincoln. The driver was let off with a warning, but the couple were arrested an...

1.5m Filipino devotees join Catholic procession 1.5m Filipino devotees join Catholic procession

Endless throngs of devotees, many barefooted, joined a chaotic procession for a black Jesus Christ statue in the Philippine capital on Tuesday (Jan. The Philippines is Asia's Catholic bastion with a flock of more than 80 million. The official al...

Dick Vitale Isn't Happy With ESPN's LaVar Ball Coverage Dick Vitale Isn't Happy With ESPN's LaVar Ball Coverage

Before the 2017-18 season, LaVar Ball also told Walton directly he would not undermine him publicly. This prompted a reaction from former Detroit Pistons and current Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle , who quickly jumped to Walton's...

Sushma Swaraj,Shashi Tharoor spar over making Hindi official language at United Nations Sushma Swaraj,Shashi Tharoor spar over making Hindi official language at United Nations

Sushma Swaraj , in her reply to a question, said: "It is often asked why Hindi is not an official language in the UN". "If tomorrow someone from Tamil Nadu or from West Bengal becomes the PM, why should we force him to speak in Hindi at the UN", Thar...

Manafort Sues Mueller, Justice Department Over Russia Investigation Manafort Sues Mueller, Justice Department Over Russia Investigation

Paul Manafort , the former campaign chairman to Donald Trump in his 2016 bid for the White House, has issued a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the special counsel investigating the campaign's possible ties to Russian Federat...

Viral Tattoo Photos Lead to Arrest of Fugitive Yakuza Member Viral Tattoo Photos Lead to Arrest of Fugitive Yakuza Member

Thai police have arrested a Japanese yakuza boss on the run for 15 years after pictures of his tattoos went viral on Facebook . "When I grow old, I want to be like him". The photos also showed his missing little finger - something that was particu...

"Talks on Terror can go on": Government confirms India, Pak NSAs met

The meeting between Pakistan's NSA retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua and Ajit Doval reportedly took place on December 27 in Thailand. We have said talks and terror can not go together. Dates are decided well in advance. He said the issue of cro...

Britain considers joining Pacific group to boost post-Brexit trade Britain considers joining Pacific group to boost post-Brexit trade

Britain has started informal talks about joining the bloc in a bid to boost post-Brexit exports, the Financial Times newspaper said. The inclusion of Britain would mark a return to a 12 member agreement, after the withdrawal of the United States ...

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