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Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional Pennsylvania's top court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the US House of Representatives. [Full Article...]

White House Slams Graham

White House Slams Graham Trump's "heart is right on this issue", Sen. "Every time we have a proposal it is only yanked back by staff members", Mr Graham lamented, adding that though he does "enjoy working with them", White House staff like Mr Miller are "making it very hard". [Full Article...]

12 injured as train hits barrier at Sydney station

12 injured as train hits barrier at Sydney station At least three people were initially trapped but all passengers have since been freed, the spokeswoman said, and the incident was still unfolding nearly an hour after it occurred. Two patients were reported to have spinal injuries. The injured were treated at the scene and transported to nearby hospitals. The injured have been taken to Westmead Hospital. [Full Article...]

PM Karen Karapetyan to attend Davos World Economic Forum

The Prime Minister said his government's achievements can't be measured based on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation and the achievements are far and wide that have impacted the economy as a whole. According to Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, a dinner on Monday will be attended by CEOs of 60 companies. [Full Article...]

Highway 101 expected to reopen by Monday morning

Highway 101 expected to reopen by Monday morning The body of Faviola Benitez Calderon, 28, was discovered just before 10 a.m.in the 100 block of Santo Tomas Lane near Olive Mill Road and above Coast Village Road, according to the Sheriff's Office. Officials should know by Saturday whether they can meet their goal of a Monday reopening, but for now Gubbins would only say it would be open in the next few days. [Full Article...]

USA and Pakistan conflict at United Nations over Afghanistan

USA and Pakistan conflict at United Nations over Afghanistan US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said Washington can't work with Pakistan if it continues to give sanctuary to terrorist organisations and needs to stop this and join efforts to resolve the Afghan conflict. "My country has been the major victim of terrorism and violence emanating from Afghanistan's wars and strife". "Afghanistan and its partners, especially the USA, need to address the... [Full Article...]

Manila hands off latest China-US sea spat

Manila hands off latest China-US sea spat Following a confirmation of the U.S. vessel's identity, Beijing ordered the warship to withdraw, according to Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang. The United States does not claim territory in the South China Sea but has declared it has a national interest in ensuring that the territorial disputes there are resolved peacefully in accordance with global law. [Full Article...]

Don't evaluate me only on demonetisation and GST, says PM Modi

Don't evaluate me only on demonetisation and GST, says PM Modi The PM also talked about India's policies and growth potential and expressed that he felt proud to represent India in Davos. "The country is seeing the biggest jump in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). "Many top bureaucrats are also made observers during the elections that also hamper governance", Prime Minister Modi said in worry. To another query, he said history of casteism in politics was t... [Full Article...]

Instagram Introduces New 'Active At' Feature to Deliver 'Fun Real-Time' Conversations

Instagram Introduces New 'Active At' Feature to Deliver 'Fun Real-Time' Conversations The new feature, which is enabled by default, provides information about when a user was last on Instagram to people who are tagged in the user's Stories, or who exchange private messages with the user. This will give you the information about your friends' activities on Instagram so you cannot hide yourself by now. However, it seems that the new feature isn't appearing for some users, even ... [Full Article...]

Snap Lays Off Fewer Than Two Dozen Employees In Staff Realignment

Snap Lays Off Fewer Than Two Dozen Employees In Staff Realignment The problems for Snapchat did not end there, as Cheddar released another bombshell Friday (19 January), exposing another memo showing strongly-worded legal threats against any staff caught leaking company data. According to a Business Insider report from October 2016, CEO Evan Spiegel navigates Snap's Venice Beach headquarters flanked by a security detail, and new employee orientatio... [Full Article...]

Jordan tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

Jordan tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot The Egyptian presidency said in a statement that Sisi noted that only negotiations based on a two-state solution could bring an end to the conflict, "and Egypt would spare no effort to support this". American Vice-President Mike Pence has landed to Israel around 7pm local time on Sunday, in a much awaited and delayed trip first expected in December. [Full Article...]

Mattis: Defence plan focus on Russia, China, not terror

Mattis: Defence plan focus on Russia, China, not terror The emphasis of the new National Defense Strategy, set to be unveiled Friday by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, contrasts starkly with the last time the Pentagon developed such a blueprint - in 2014, before Russian Federation joined the Syrian civil war and hacked US political organizations. [Full Article...]

Trump asked for public credit for N. Korea talks

Trump asked for public credit for N. Korea talks Trump declined to address remarks made last week that seemed to insinuate that he had already been in contact with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, though since those comments were released to the media, he's contested the way in which they were presented. [Full Article...]

Rohingya leaders make a list of demands before repatriation process begins

Rohingya leaders make a list of demands before repatriation process begins On November 23, 2017, Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding, which stipulated that the refugee return process should begin within a two-month time. It also wants Myanmar to stop listing people with their photographs as terrorists in state media and on government Facebook pages. Bangladesh and Myanmar on Tuesday finalised an agreement, which will facilitate the repatri... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwean opposition politician among five people killed in United States helicopter crash

Zimbabwean opposition politician among five people killed in United States helicopter crash An exiled Zimbabwean opposition politician and a British-born land speed record holder are among five people who died in a helicopter crash in New Mexico. 16, 2009. This was because his British-built steam supercar reached an average speed of 139.8mph on two runs over a measured mile at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, beating a record that had stood for more than 100 years. [Full Article...]

Prosecutor Releases New Details In Case Involving 'Shackled' Siblings

Prosecutor Releases New Details In Case Involving 'Shackled' Siblings She had been trying to escape for two years, Hestrin said . David Turpin also has pleaded not guilty to a charge of performing a lewd act on a child younger than 14. I'm not just saying this stuff. "And we were anxious about the kids". "They were "sweetie" this and "sweetie" that to each other". "In the family, we always joked that Prince Charming had lived up to his end of the bargain". [Full Article...]

Trump's 'overall health is excellent' says doctor, weight loss a goal

Trump's 'overall health is excellent' says doctor, weight loss a goal Despite Trump's fast food-filled diet and lack of exercise , Jackson found him to be in " excellent " health . President Trump spends a chunk of each day on the phone, whether it's a White House landline or "Trump One " or 'Trump Two, ' the nicknames his aides have given to his two cell phones. [Full Article...]

Republican Congressman Removed From Ethics Committee After Report Of Sexual Harassment Settlement

Republican Congressman Removed From Ethics Committee After Report Of Sexual Harassment Settlement Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican, used thousands of dollars from an office account to settle a complaint from a former aide who said he made unwanted romantic overtures to her. She said that Meehan knows her client is a private person who does not wish to reveal her identity. But people familiar with the payout said it was thousands of dollars. [Full Article...]

Halifax out of the running for Amazon HQ2

Halifax out of the running for Amazon HQ2 Nashville, TN, Pittsburgh, PA, and Newark, NJ, are finalists that aren't often included in discussions about tech hubs, though each have everything Amazon asked for, such as professional workforce, land, and incentives . In the coming weeks and months, the city will continue to collaborate across all sectors like it did with the Amazon HQ2 Coalition ahead of the bi. [Full Article...]

Latest Forecast: Winter Storm Warning For Denver

Latest Forecast: Winter Storm Warning For Denver Significant accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are likely. At least 190 flights were canceled at Denver International Airport, where up to 4 inches of snow was reported. Strong winds will create areas of blowing and drifting snow with near-blizzard conditions in some locations outside of the Omaha area. A deep freeze in Chicago left much of the region at a standstill. [Full Article...]


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