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Rescuers searching Pacific Ocean for passenger ferry that vanished 7 DAYS ago

Rescuers searching Pacific Ocean for passenger ferry that vanished 7 DAYS ago The ferry, the MV Butiraoi , left Nonouti Island with about 50 passengers on 18 January for what was supposed to have been a routine two-day trip to the capital, South Tarawa. Webb said the survivors had very little time to react and found themselves adrift without water or an engine. Teams from New Zealand and Fiji have been scouring miles of ocean in a bid to track down the missing vessel, bu... [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel announces Stormy Daniels in his show

Jimmy Kimmel announces Stormy Daniels in his show But, when he asked Daniels about whether she met Trump at Lake Tahoe - the site of a celebrity golf tournament where the two met in 2006, not long before the affair was supposedly inaugurated- her composure completely cracked. Or that I'm a fame... Moret also asked about her depiction by Cecily Strong on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Maybe Jimmy Kimmel will get more than others have been... [Full Article...]

New refrigerators on Air Force One will cost taxpayers $24 million

New refrigerators on Air Force One will cost taxpayers $24 million The refrigerator contract came at the end of a year of turmoil for the Air Force One program . According to a report in U.S. national security publication Defense One , American taxpayers will foot the enormous bill for Air Force One's new refrigerators, fulfilling the requirement to feed passengers and crew for weeks without having to resupply. [Full Article...]

Suspected Pune woman arrested in Kashmir

Suspected Pune woman arrested in Kashmir The people of Jammu & Kashmir are all set to observe the Indian Republic Day as black day today to invite the attention of worldwide community towards the illegal and forcible occupation of Held Kashmir. Although it's a normal practice in Kashmir to suspend the internet services on Republic Day and Independence Day, this is the first time that these services were withdrawn a day earlier. [Full Article...]

China to build 'Polar Silk Road' in Arctic: White paper

China to build 'Polar Silk Road' in Arctic: White paper China unveiled its ambitions to develop a "Polar Silk Road" through the Arctic, joining a multinational race to exploit opportunities in the resource-rich region, as the shipping lanes opened up by global warming . China published a white paper on its Arctic policy Friday, offering a thorough introduction to its policy goals, basic principles, policies and positions for its participation in Arcti... [Full Article...]

Four US citizens killed in January 20 attack on Kabul hotel

Four US citizens killed in January 20 attack on Kabul hotel About 100 people work at the Jalalabad office, an official said. The attack started at about 09:10 local time (04:40 GMT) on Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle explosive at the entrance to the Save the Children compound. [Full Article...]

AMBER alert issued for missing NC 4-year-old

AMBER alert issued for missing NC 4-year-old Detective Sgt. Jessica Sadovnikov with the Scotland County Sheriff's Office said that Raul has wandered around his family's property before, which has a chicken coop and several trailers and sheds, but emphasized that he has never gone so far as to leave the property. [Full Article...]

Myanmar says terminated position of U.S. diplomat

Myanmar says terminated position of U.S. diplomat NEW DELHI ( Reuters ) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi , heavily criticized overseas for failing to stand up for largely stateless Rohingya Muslims, that she shouldn't bother about rights activists as they are "just a noisy bunch". [Full Article...]

Dozens report sexual misconduct by Steve Wynn, according to Wall Street Journal

Dozens report sexual misconduct by Steve Wynn, according to Wall Street Journal A manicurist who worked there was purportedly pressured by Wynne to disrobe and, eventually, to have sex, according to a colleague who said the worker sobbed as she described afterward what allegedly took place. He is now building a $2.4 billion Wynn casino in the Boston area, according to the Journal . He runs The Wynn Resorts and was involved in the construction of major Las Vegas p... [Full Article...]

Reyes, Mets agree on one-year deal

Reyes, Mets agree on one-year deal He returned in 2016 following a domestic violence suspension and was among their most versatile players a year ago, when he appeared in 80 games at shortstop, 36 at third base, 28 at second base, one in center field and one in left. Neil Walker and Eduardo Nunez remain free-agent options, as does third baseman Todd Frazier, who would shift Asdrubal Cabrera over to second. Reyes also served as a ... [Full Article...]

UK's former chief rabbi defends his help for Pence's Israel speech

UK's former chief rabbi defends his help for Pence's Israel speech Jordan has a substantial Palestinian population, the King is custodian of the holy Muslim sites in Jerusalem and his country is deeply dependent on American aid. On Sunday, while hosting a dinner for Pence, King Abdullah told his guest that the time has come to fix the unfortunate damage that has been caused by the decision of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote for 8th time

Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote for 8th time The Senate confirmed noted human-rights champion Sam Brownback today as the new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He was confirmed by a 50-49 vote that broke across party lines. America must defend and protect religious freedom globally, and Gov. Brownback is unquestionably capable of engaging this vital mission", said Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General... [Full Article...]

Macron calls for global compact to harness globalisation

Macron calls for global compact to harness globalisation They first met last May in Belgium and gripped each other's hands so tightly during an extended handshake that Trump's knuckles appeared to turn white. Numerous bosses are in Davos too. German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of multilateralism and global cooperation. It is his first speech at Davos since the election in May. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel announces he'll interview 'very gifted' Stormy Daniels Tuesday

Jimmy Kimmel announces he'll interview 'very gifted' Stormy Daniels Tuesday President Donald Trump's State of the Union address will not be the only thing the world will be watching come January 30. A tabloid magazine held back from publishing Daniels' 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president's personal lawyer threatened to sue. [Full Article...]

Turkey vows to widen offensive against Syrian Kurds

Turkey vows to widen offensive against Syrian Kurds Turkey has the right to self-defense like all other countries, NATO's secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said as Turkey continues targeting terrorist positions in northern Syria . Russia, meanwhile, has been playing its cards close to its chest. The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Sunday launched an investigation into pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies Ayhan... [Full Article...]

NY declares flu 'catastrophe,' expands entry to vaccine for teenagers

NY declares flu 'catastrophe,' expands entry to vaccine for teenagers Dan Malloy of Connecticut, Phil Murphy of New Jersey, and Andrew Cuomo of NY argue that it unfairly impacts a few states with high taxes. "There is a very strong argument that the bill is a fundamental violation of states' rights and repugnant to the very concept of federalism that formed this nation", Cuomo said in a conference call with newly installed New Jersey Gov. [Full Article...]

White House DACA Plan Includes Path To Citizenship For 1.8 Million 'Dreamers'

White House DACA Plan Includes Path To Citizenship For 1.8 Million 'Dreamers' Trump also said he is seeking $25 billion for a wall along the border with Mexico, and $5 billion for other security measures. This includes widespread bipartisan support for Dreamers. "We're starting over", Schumer told CNN on Wednesday when asked about the latest on the standoff over Congress' plans for addressing the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. [Full Article...]

UC tuition increase on the table for second consecutive year

UC tuition increase on the table for second consecutive year Improvements in academic services would include reductions in student-faculty ratios and increased course availability, which Christ said would address overcrowded lectures and reduced numbers of sections caused by a dearth of funding. The tuition hike, however, would be met with increases in student financial aid from university and state financial-aid programs and would therefore not result in a... [Full Article...]

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight, We're 2 Minutes From World Annihilation

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight, We're 2 Minutes From World Annihilation Updates were more frequent during the 1960s, when the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union inflamed global tensions and stoked fears of nuclear attacks. Since then, terrorism and climate change have also been incorporated into the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' decision how best to advance the Clock. [Full Article...]

AG Sessions questioned in Russian Federation probe

AG Sessions questioned in Russian Federation probe The president has pledged to cooperate fully with investigators, but two people familiar with discussions say there's no agreement at this point to interview Mr. Despite the criticism, Sessions has remained loyal to Trump. Cobb also clarified if the special counsel does call upon Trump, his attorney would be there to guide him through the meeting. [Full Article...]


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