Thursday January 17-th, 2019

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits northern Japan Magnitude 6.6 quake hits northern Japan

The relatively shallow quake struck 62 kilometres southeast of the regional capital Sapporo. The preliminary magnitude 6.6 quake struck at 8:07 a.m. Widespread power outages were reported and the 119 emergency number was down in some areas. However...

Paraguay and Israel in spat over Jerusalem embassy

Only nine nations voted against the measure: the us and Israel (predictably), Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, and Togo. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, had previously called for Latin American countries not...

Boston's Ayanna Pressley follows trail blazed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Boston's Ayanna Pressley follows trail blazed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary in June . Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley has unseated 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano , in a surprise upset in the Massachusetts Democratic primary Tuesday. Neal, the dean of the state...

UK: Labour Party adopts IHRA anti-Semitism code in full UK: Labour Party adopts IHRA anti-Semitism code in full

They will be balloted on whether to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition and 11 examples of antisemitism in full. It seems likely that Corbyn's attempted intervention on Tuesday night, and his resistance in general ...

Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning

British authorities identified the suspects as Russian nationals traveling on genuine passports under the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Prosecutor Sue Hemming said they had considered the evidence and concluded "there is sufficient ev...

‘Jealous’ Indian stepmother arrested for gang-rape and murder of girl, 9 ‘Jealous’ Indian stepmother arrested for gang-rape and murder of girl, 9

Police alleged that the stepmother had for always been jealous of her husband's other wife and her children as she believed he was more affectionate towards them. The child's stepmother was found to have instigated her 14-year-old son to commit the c...

Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against Idlib ‘tragedy’ Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against Idlib ‘tragedy’

More than half of Idlib is controlled by militants from Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), while much of the rest is held by rebels backed by Turkey . The air raids "came a day after rebel units in Idlib hit regime posi...

Mueller will accept written answers from Trump in response to some questions

His Friday letter indicated that he may revisit his long-running request to pose questions to Trump directly about Russia's activities during the campaign after reviewing his answers. Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News. In appearan...

Microwave weapons suspected in U.S. embassy ailments Microwave weapons suspected in U.S. embassy ailments

Smith said , 'Everybody was relatively sceptical at first and everyone now agrees there's something there'. During the Cold War, Washington feared that Moscow was seeking to turn microwave radiation into covert weapons of mind control. Frey, an Am...

After far-right demos, AfD overtakes German Social Democrats After far-right demos, AfD overtakes German Social Democrats

Police during a protest in Chemnitz , Germany. Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony's interior minister, said the decision to keep an eye on the AfD's local youth wing, was unrelated to the recent events in Chemnitz. The victim's widow told Germany's mas...

Russia Launches Strikes Ahead of Offensive on Syrian Rebel Bastion Russia Launches Strikes Ahead of Offensive on Syrian Rebel Bastion

The Observatory blamed the strikes on Russian Federation, which has been waging an air campaign on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces since 2015. the exit of terrorists from Idlib to be carried out with the least human cost". Analysts...

Research suggests 2.6 million Brexit voters have switched to Remain Research suggests 2.6 million Brexit voters have switched to Remain

In a barely-veiled rebuff to Mr Johnson's ambitions to become prime minister, Theresa May's official spokesman told reporters that the country needed "serious leadership with a serious plan " which was being provided by the current premier.

Egyptian arrested after backpack ignites near US Embassy Egyptian arrested after backpack ignites near US Embassy

Later, the embassy informed the public via social media that the investigation of the area for more possible threats has concluded with no further serious threat identified. The US Embassy said it was "aware of a reported incident" near the embassy a...

China kindergarten principal sacked over pole dance show at school China kindergarten principal sacked over pole dance show at school

Videos shared on social media showed a dancer scantily clad in hot trousers and a midriff-bearing shirt entertaining crowds of 3- to 6-year-old kids dressed in pristine uniforms and their parents at the Xinshahui private kindergarten in Shenzhen on M...

Who Was Jalaluddin Haqqani? Who Was Jalaluddin Haqqani?

The younger Haqqani is also one of the key deputies to the Taliban's supreme leader. Following the USA invasion of Afghanistan , Taliban fighters flooded across the border into Pakistan , where they regrouped before launching an insurgency agai...

Donald Trump assails Attorney General Jeff Sessions for pursuing two Republicans' cases Donald Trump assails Attorney General Jeff Sessions for pursuing two Republicans' cases

Trump acknowledged that he was stuck with Sessions just days ago in an interview in which he committed to keeping his attorney general right where he is until the November elections. "Really sick!" Trump added. Fox News has reached out to the Whit...

Japan slammed by most powerful storm in decades Japan slammed by most powerful storm in decades

Hundreds of flights, trains and ferries have had to be cancelled. There are warnings of high waves, flooding and mudslides. Police in Osaka reported five more deaths in the prefecture, some due to flying objects, and others due to falling from apar...

Woodward Transcript: Lies, Contradictions And Mercurial Mood Swings Woodward Transcript: Lies, Contradictions And Mercurial Mood Swings

After Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accused of carrying out a chemical attack against civilians last April, Trump told Defense Secretary James Mattis that he wanted to invade Syria and assassinate Assad, Woodward writes. Trump apparently n...

Store 'Closed Down' For Using Googly Eyes To Make Fish Look Fresher Store 'Closed Down' For Using Googly Eyes To Make Fish Look Fresher

It got shared thousands of times and received loads of hilarious comments, but the Kuwaiti Commerce Ministry was apparently not amused and proceeded to shut down the offending fish shop. A Twitter user identified as Elodie Mainze said: 'That is gro...

One killed, several injured as bridge collapses in Kolkata One killed, several injured as bridge collapses in Kolkata

Electric-cutters and other equipment were pressed into service as ambulances were kept on standby to ferry the injured to the hospital. CM Mamata has ordered a high-power probe under chief secretary Malay De in the incident of bridge collapse t...

Japan braces for Japan braces for "very strong" typhoon

Heavy rain and crashing surf were striking western Japan as a powerful typhoon neared its Pacific coast Tuesday, disrupting train service and air travel. The country has been sweating through a record deadly heatwave that followed devastating rain in...

US service member dies in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan US service member dies in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

At the meeting, Ghani "thanked Gen Miller for taking the responsibility and wish him success", the statement read adding that Ghani and Miller both discussed priorities of the Afghan security and defence forces and also the U.S. We must maintain pr...

Trump excoriates Jeff Sessions again - but with two new complaints Trump excoriates Jeff Sessions again - but with two new complaints

Prosecutors last month charged California Representative Duncan Hunter with corruption for misusing campaign money and New York Representative Christopher Collins with insider trading . Hunter, meanwhile, was indicted along with his wife a...

Residents trapped as clashes rage in Libya's Tripoli Residents trapped as clashes rage in Libya's Tripoli

A fragile truce reached in coordination with the United Nations mission in Libya took effect on Thursday, but was quickly breached. "The detainees were able to force open the doors and leave" as fighting between rival militias raged near the prison...

Mum tries to carjack driver while carrying BABY Mum tries to carjack driver while carrying BABY

Then Rodriguez invades a white SUV full of passengers, which law enforcement says she was trying to hijack, but it's too late and they catch up with her. But the carjacking bid comes to a swift end as police surround the vehicle at gunpoint. The v...

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