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US Customs phone, laptop border searches increased substantially in 2017

US Customs phone, laptop border searches increased substantially in 2017 A basic search involves reviewing the content of phone, while an advanced search involves connecting the device to external equipment to review, copy or analyze the contents. US Customs and Border Patrol searched more phones and laptops at the border in 2017 - 30,200 devices total . 'CBP agents would not be allowed to seek information stored externally or on a "cloud" linked to the device, ... [Full Article...]

Massive fire breaks at Mumbai's Cinevista studio

Massive fire breaks at Mumbai's Cinevista studio A total of 14 people had lost their lives in the incident. On Saturday, fire broke out at Cinevista film studio in suburban Kanjurmarg (West). According to reports, the fire started at a generator in the studio. The fire at Cinevista studio broke out at around 8 pm, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 7) Akhilesh Singh had said. The actress of the show, Jennifer Winget was present at the Cin... [Full Article...]

Bus strike hits 50 lakh commuters

Bus strike hits 50 lakh commuters He said, "Thirty employees refused to accept the agreement". "The authorities allocated a bus to me and I drove on more than eight routes". CITU leader A Soundarrajan said he felt the court had not heard their side and that the unions will put forth their views on Monday before the bench. [Full Article...]

Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane

Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia called off the 1,046-day official search nearly a year ago without solving the mystery of why it disappeared. Earlier in the week, the company sent its search vessel, the Seabed Constructor, to look for debris in the southern Indian Ocean. Despite other methods such as studying satellite imagery and investigating ocean drifts after debris from the... [Full Article...]

U.S. astronaut John Young dies aged 87

U.S. astronaut John Young dies aged 87 John Young, a legendary U.S. astronaut who went into space six times, orbited the moon and then walked on its craggy surface, has died, NASA announced Saturday. "Astronaut John Young's storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight", Lightfoot said, adding, "He was in every way the 'astronaut's astronaut". [Full Article...]

Triple talaq bill: Congress issues whip for its members in Rajya Sabha

Triple talaq bill: Congress issues whip for its members in Rajya Sabha The Congress , in turn, held the ruling BJP responsible for the impasse in Rajya Sabha due to which the bill could not be taken up and accused it of treating Parliament as a "rubber stamp". The minister slammed the Congress for stalling the bill. "The government is committed to passing the law and empower our Muslim sisters", Ananthkumar said. [Full Article...]

Trump to announce cuts in 'security assistance' to Pakistan today

Trump to announce cuts in 'security assistance' to Pakistan today Furious Trump even threatened to cut aid to Pakistan. "Allies don't fight", he added , saying that "the US should realize how Pakistan has been cooperative in the war against terror". Since becoming president, Trumpmade a mockery of Pakistan in an Islamic summit in Riyadh, issued a damning Afghanistan policy , and announced that Washington has put Islamabad " on notice ". [Full Article...]

Erdogan takes Rouhani's side on Iran unrest

Erdogan takes Rouhani's side on Iran unrest Protests have rocked the Islamic Republic for almost a week, leaving at least 21 people dead. Pro- and anti-government demonstrators took to the streets starting December 28, 2017, and gradually moved from the outer cities into the capital, Tehran , and Iran's second-largest city, Mashhad. [Full Article...]

Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan All of the dead were police. The attack happened on Thursday night in Banaee area of Kabul where a group of police officers were handling a protest, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. IS claimed responsibility for the December 28 attack, which Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a "crime against humanity" committed by terrorists. [Full Article...]

Fire at Roy Moore Accuser's Home Under Investigation for Arson

Fire at Roy Moore Accuser's Home Under Investigation for Arson Five other women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct or of dating them when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers. The neighbor didn't know what he was talking about, she said, because flames weren't visible at the time. Public information officer, Natalie Barton said "that fire is still under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force". She alleges that at the age of 2... [Full Article...]

Lottery Fever Sweeps Stateline, Combined Jackpot $1B

Lottery Fever Sweeps Stateline, Combined Jackpot $1B Currently, the popular lotto game's grand prize is at $570 million. You could probably buy a small island, but then you'd have to build an airstrip and buy a plane to get in and out, so that would eat up so much of your winnings that you'd probably have to sell the island because you couldn't afford the real-estate taxes. [Full Article...]

Grassley, Graham call for investigation into "Trump dossier" author

Grassley, Graham call for investigation into The potential felony was referred to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, along with corroborating documents. In recommending a criminal investigation into Steele, Grassley and Graham aren't calling the contents of his dossier into question but rather claiming there's evidence he lied to the FBI about contacts with journalists. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton faces fresh investigations amid renewed corruption claims

Hillary Clinton faces fresh investigations amid renewed corruption claims The revelation comes as President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been urging the Justice Department to look into corruption allegations involving the foundation. As a top Trump campaign adviser, the former Alabama senator told CNN in August 2016 that Clinton had committed "a fundamental violation of law", which "does appear to have happened here". [Full Article...]

China Caps Oil Supplies to North Korea, Bans Steel Imports

China Caps Oil Supplies to North Korea, Bans Steel Imports He tweeted last month that China has been "caught red handed" facilitating oil trade to North Korea. Ship tracking data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed that the Lighthouse Winmore has mainly been doing supply runs between China and Taiwan since August. [Full Article...]

Berks' Sears, Kmart stores left off latest closing list

Berks' Sears, Kmart stores left off latest closing list Liquidation sales will begin as early as January 12 at the dozens of stores across the country. Kmart will continue to operate in Ceres, Oakdale and Stockton, among other locations around the nation. The closures are part of an effort to "right size" its footprint and the company's finances, according to a news release. Sears has announced it will close its store in Bangor, Maine. [Full Article...]

Fodder Scam Verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav to be Sentenced at 2 PM

Fodder Scam Verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav to be Sentenced at 2 PM During the proceedings, the court said that Bihar vigilance Director General, Janata Dal (United) leader Jagdish Sharma and former Bihar Director General of Police D P Ojha are the main masterminds in the scam. Lalu in his application also said that when Jagannath Mishra and others have been acquitted in the same case then the court should take a lenient view and award minimum punishment to him. [Full Article...]

Another Wind Chill Advisory but relief is in sight

Another Wind Chill Advisory but relief is in sight Temperatures dropped to -20C overnight , with the wind chill it felt like -34. In fact, record cold is possible Saturday and Sunday and wind chills will reach risky levels. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.By the National Weather Service , Sterling, Va. Try to limit your time outdoors and please bring your pets indoors during the warned timeframe. [Full Article...]

Alabama woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual abuse sues for defamation

Alabama woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual abuse sues for defamation In a statement to AL.com, she said she is suing because Moore and his campaign called her a "liar and immoral", and ignored her requests to cease his attacks. The lawsuit then goes on to list more than half-a-dozen more instances of Moore denying the allegations and claiming Corfman's claims were politically motivated . [Full Article...]

Pakistan will not accept any dictations from US: Sherry Rehman

However, Heather Nauert maintained that the suspension was imposed on temporary basis as the United States wants Pakistan to fulfill its obligations and initiate a decisive action against all terrorist groups including Haqqani Network. There will be exemptions, and officials refused to put a figure on how much Pakistan will lose out on if it fails to cooperate. Overall, Pakistan received almost $8... [Full Article...]

'Bomb Cyclone' Winter Storm Grayson Expected To Undergo Bombogenesis

'Bomb Cyclone' Winter Storm Grayson Expected To Undergo Bombogenesis The event is forming because of " bombogenesis ", a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure that intensifies a storm. The storm is crawling up the northeastern American Thursday morning with a threat of winds gusting as high as 60 miles per hour and a bone-chilling blast of Arctic air. [Full Article...]


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