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European Union to meet Iran to back nuclear deal in message to Trump

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Trump is expected to decide by Friday whether to extend the sanctions relief or re-impose the restrictions his predecessor, President Barack Obama, suspended two years ago. sanctions targeting Iran's nuclear program. The first official said a decision not to waive the sanctions would leave the United States in violation of the agreement. Read More »

Rape, murder of 8-year-old girl sparks protests in Pak city

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The kidnapping panicked the family members of Zainab, who toiled hard for her recovery but to their dismay, police recovered the dead body of the girl which was found dumped near garbage pile near Shahbaz Road on Tuesday. "Absolutely shocking and horrifying incidents of child abuse in #Kasur". Against the backdrop of a recent gruesome incident in Kasur district, the PPP has questioned the efficacy of 12 "notices" taken by the Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif regarding as many ... Read More »

USA updates threat assessment for Pakistan, other countries

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The arch-nemesis of world's superpower, North Korea is also in Level Four, with the additional restriction that U.S. law prohibits American travellers from using their passports there, effectively banning visits to the Kim led-state. They require a one-time waiver explaining why they need to go. None of levels prohibits travel. USA government employees are prohibited from traveling to the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Manipur without special ... Read More »

Armed robbers raid Ritz hotel in Paris stealing jewellery worth 'millions'

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Local media reports, citing police sources, put the value of the jewels at around 4.5 million euros (US$5,300,000). The officer couldn't be named due to police rules. Three men were charged in connection with that heist. It remains unclear if any of the jewelry has been recovered. The hotel founded by Swiss entrepreneur Cesar Ritz in 1898 is storied as the lodging of choice of Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway, who has a small bar named after him. Read More »

Russian Federation probe: Trump says interview with Mueller 'unlikely'

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Washington [U.S.A.] January 11 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was "unlikely" that he will be required to give an interview in connection with the Russian collusion investigation. Trump's legal team is preparing for a potential interview with Mueller and is in preliminary discussions with his office on the parameters, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read More »

Tennessee pastor apologizes for asking teen to engage in sexual contact

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She said she hoped Savage would respond, but he did not, which led her to go public with her story. Savage made a statement on the website of Highpoint Church in Memphis , acknowledging he was involved in a sexual incident with a female high school student while he was a college student on staff at a Texas church. Read More »

Vermont poised to approve recreational marijuana

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The bill that was approved by the House last week, and Gov. Phil Scott has indicated he would sign it. If and when he does, Vermont will become the first state to have legalized marijuana through the legislative process. 1, 2018. The bill, H.511, passed the Senate on a voice vote with virtually no debate. The actions in both New England states come just days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidance to federal prosecutors deprioritizing federal pot law ... Read More »

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake triggers tsunami fears in Caribbean

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There are no early reports of damage on land, but the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center warns of tsunami dangers in Puerto Rico, Jamaica , other islands and the coast of Central America. Nine other earthquakes of magnitude 6 or larger have occurred within 400 km of the January 9, 2018 event over the preceding century. In the Cayman Islands, Sgt. Read More »

Pakistan reporter Taha Siddiqui flees armed abductors

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However, Taha Siddiqui managed to escape and reached the police station to report the incident. In a statement, the RIUJ also expressed serious concerns over the attempt of kidnapping of senior journalist Taha Siddiqui, and said that it is already in contact with senior police officers for probing the issue and extending security to the journalist. Read More »

Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner withdraw divorce case

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Weiner was sentenced to prison for 21 months in November a year ago. Abedin petitioned for separate in May, hours after Weiner conceded to sexting with a minor. Abedin publicly forgave her husband , who finished fifth in the Democratic primary. One of the infamous images was of Weiner lying in his underwear next to his son, sporting an obvious erection. Read More »

Supreme Court appears likely to approve Ohio's voter purging

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But his name had been stricken from the voting rolls. If a voter does not respond to that single mailing - perhaps because she did not see it in a pile of junk mail or understand its significance - and does not vote for the next four years, the voter is automatically removed from the state's voter rolls. Read More »

Opp disrupts JK Assembly proceedings over civilian killing

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NC members carrying banners "stop innocent killings" raised slogans and were supported by the entire opposition. Many opposition members trooped into the Well of the House demanding a statement from the government over the killing of a youth in south Kashmir on Tuesday. Read More »

CBSE class 10, 12 board exams to begin from March 5

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According to ANI , the Class 10 students will have their final exam on 4 April. The exams will start at 10.30 am. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), with its change of exam formats and debates over marks "normalistaion" , does not really help frayed nerves. Read More »

Anti-Sikh Riots: SC to reopen earlier cases

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Senior advocate HS Phoolka, appearing for the families of the riot victims, suggested the names of three retired judges as the possible chairman of the probe team - former Delhi High Court Chief Justice AP Shah, former Punjab and Haryana High Court chief justice Mukul Mudgal, and former Delhi High Court judge SN Dhingra - but the bench said it wanted a list from the government as well. Read More »

California US Rep. Darrell Issa to retire

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He later targeted Clinton as she moved toward seeking the presidency over her response to the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Issa has been the representative of the 49th District since 2003. "California Republicans clearly see the writing on the wall and realize that their party and its priorities are toxic to their reelection chances in 2018", Godinich said. Read More »

Madrasas produce terrorists, says Shia Central Waqf Board chief; demands ban

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Claiming that a large number of madrasas are not registered, lack basic facilities and have mostly untrained teachers, Rizvi wrote that such an education can not be utilised to crack competitive examinations. "We can not call for shut down of all madrasas if one or two persons turn to terrorism after receiving education there", Abbas said. Madrasas are set up to impart religious education, which is okay, but modern education in madrasas is also necessary. Read More »

Trump calls on Republicans to 'finally take control' of the Russian Federation investigation

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The testimony was not classified, so there was nothing stopping her from doing what the Republican chair of the committee, Sen. "You do have certain members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, like Chairman Grassley, in effect, making these outrageous claims about a non-American citizen, implying that that non-American citizen, former agent of the British Secret Service Christopher Steele, making inappropriate comments", Warner said . Read More »

Robert De Niro Blasts President Trump Again

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His latest rant was at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in NY, while introducing Meryl Streep with the best actress award, reports the Daily Mail. Streep stars in The Post as Katharine Graham, the Washington Post publisher who steered the newspaper toward its decision to publish the Pentagon Papers , in defiance of the Nixon administration. Read More »

Tuesday, January 9 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Expect a duration of over 72 hours of above freezing temperatures. Temperatures should jump into the 30s later on this morning and we'll start seeing the 40s return this afternoon, which should help the roads. Temperatures Friday should get into the low 50s with up to an inch of rain possible. Any lingering showers on Thursday night could changeover to a period of freezing rain before the cold temperatures cool us down enough for a period of snow before the event finally comes to a ... Read More »

Suspect in deadly Kansas 911 hoax wanted for similar calls in Canada

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A Los Angeles man now before the courts in the USA for his alleged involvement in a swatting incident is wanted by Calgary Police on similar charges for a swatting incident last month. WATCH: Police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they suspect made a bogus 911 call that led to another man's death thousands of kilometres away in Kansas. Read More »

Hrithik Roshan Has The Perfect Return Gift For Fans On His Birthday

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Rakesh took to Twitter to make the announcement and stated, "Today is perhaps the best day to make the release day of Krrish 4 official". Taking into account the most successful period of Hrithik Roshan which is between 2011-2017, the actor has treated the audience with a box office collection of 667.03 crores net, meaning an average of 111.7 crores every film. Read More »

Trump Tower fire in NY injures firefighter and 2 civilians

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A spokesperson for the fire department said there were no evacuations from the building, NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports. Trump Tower, named for the 45th president, is also the headquarters of The Trump Organization and was the campaign nerve center for President Donald Trump when he ran on the GOP ticket in the 2016 presidential election . Read More »

Sydney commuters facing more train delays

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Police were on hand to control the crowds, while Sydney Trains suggested passengers use buses instead. Already on Wednesday morning, a number of services have been cancelled, particularly on the T1 Northern Line. The report will be made public and include recommendations on better allocation of resources and what refinements can be made to the new rail timetable , which Labor and the rail union have blamed for the chaotic scenes in recent days . Read More »

Supreme Court modifies 2016 order, says National Anthem not mandatory in theatres

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As per sources, the Centre told the Supreme Court that it had set up an inter-ministerial committee to decide on the issue of playing the national anthem in movie theatres and public places. It was November 30, 2016 had when the Supreme Court had directed all the movie halls and theatres in the country to play the national anthem "Jana Mana Gana" before the start of a movie, play as well as other programmes. Read More »

India to tour Ireland for T20Is this year before England tour

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The Indian team is now touring South Africa for a three-match Test series, six-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series. Before arriving in England to play the series, India will go Ireland to play two T20Is, which will be held in Malahide on June 27 and June 28 of this year. Read More »

Padmavat: CBFC's suggestions resulted in 300 cuts? Here's the truth

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Vasundhara Raje on Monday said Padmavati , now rechristened Padmavat , will not be released in cinema halls across the desert state. The film, earlier slated for release on December 1 previous year, has been caught in midst of a controversy for the longest time now for allegedly distorting historical facts. Read More »

Zuma exit not discussed by South African ruling party, official says

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South African bonds were softer on Wednesday afternoon, tracking a weaker rand, which slid more than 1% against major global currencies after the ANC dismissed speculation that it was set to discuss the removal of President Jacob Zuma . "That matter was not for any discussion or debate", ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule said in response to a question about whether Zuma's future was discussed or would be raised. Read More »

50 migrants feared drowned in Libyan ships crash

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The bodies of two female migrants were found on one of the vessels. "We can proudly say that many among those we resuscitated are now alive", said Maria Rita Agliozzo, a physician from the Order of Malta who, along with a paramedic, was aboard the coast guard rescue ship. Read More »

U.S. firm prepares to launch 'no find, no fee' search for MH370

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It also stands a chance to get US$70 million if anything is found in the additional supplementary search area, beyond the stipulated 25,000 sq km search area, within 90 days. A total of 20 million US dollars will be paid if the plane was found within the first 5,000 square km scoured. A spokesperson for the government did not confirm whether an email had been sent out to families, but said more details of the deal would be available in the coming weeks. Read More »

Commuters struggle as Tamil Nadu bus strike enters 6th day

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Tamil Nadu has over 22,000 buses with a workforce of about 143,000 employees and over 10 rounds of talks have been held between the trade unions and government representatives, including transport minister M.R. "They should accept this hike and resume work", the minister told reporters here last night. Meanwhile, the Southern Railway ramped up services to accommodate the extra rush due to the ongoing strike by the workers affiliated to some transport unions, who have rejected the wage hike ... Read More »

Tanker, freighter collide, leaving 22 missing near China

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The Iranian-operated, Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Sanchi collided with the Hong Kong-registered CF Crystal cargo vessel with oil products equivalent to almost a million barrels aboard. The cause of the collision is not clear. The freighter has been taken to a port near Shanghai where investigators will start work on assessing the cause of the disaster, the government said. Read More »

Young's strong 2nd half carries No. 9 Oklahoma

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Young also had nine assists and four steals for Oklahoma (13-2, 3-1 Big 12), which won its 11th straight at home. He has scored at least 26 points in every game played since dropping just 22 vs. Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young led the country in points (29.4) and assists (10.4). It was Young's 14th consecutive game with 20 or more points. Read More »

Watch the first trailer for Atlanta season 2

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The long wait for Atlanta fans is nearly over. Before he left to shoot the Lucasfilm blockbuster, however, Glover assembled his writers room and got the scripts for Atlanta Season 2 ready to go, so when he wrapped Solo last fall, he was ready to move right into production. Read More »

Willie Nelson ends concert, cancels shows amid illness concerns

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Willie Nelson took the stage on Saturday night at Harrah's Resort SoCal in San Diego but only started his opening number, "Whiskey River", before calling off the show. "This is Willie", he tweeted after that health problem. That concert was a makeup performance for a show in June that was postponed because of inclement weather. Read More »

Ecuador seeks mediator to resolve 'unsustainable' Assange ordeal

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The continued exchange between Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno and Assange concerning the latter's involvement in political affairs may be a factor in the request for a transfer. Assange, who denies the allegations, feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest information leaks in USA history. Read More »

White House aide escorted out by security after CNN interview

After the interview, Mr Miller was asked to leave the set multiple times but initially refused to do so, two sources familiar with the incident told. Miller became unhinged quickly , prompting Jake Tapper to state the obvious: he was putting on a performance for an audience of one: President Donald Trump . Read More »

I would beat Oprah but I don't think she'll run

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The popular TV star's speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to entertainment did indeed prompt a flurry of excitement on social media, and a number of political pundits also suggested an Oprah ticket was nothing to be sniffed at. Read More »

Crews Battling Electrical Fire Atop Trump Tower

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All three injuries were minor and not life-threatening. On Twitter , Donald Trump's son Eric blamed a " small electrical fire in a cooling tower " for the flames. The tower also houses a number of businesses. " The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job ", he tweeted. Dozens of firefighters responded to the blaze after the initial call came in around 7:30am. Read More »

North Korea names delegates for inter-Korean talks

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On Friday, Moon said the Olympics talks would bode well for eventual negotiations between the US and North Korea , even as he pledged to be firm with Kim's regime. -South Korean military exercises until after the Paralympic Games end March 18. It's a start, it's big start. In the address Kim Jung Un mentioned the United States. Read More »

What Luis Suarez Personally Did For Coutinho Has Liverpool Fans Raging

Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen 8 (out of 10), Sergi Roberto 8, Javier Mascherano 7, Thomas Vermaelen 7, Jordi Alba 7, Ousmane Dembele7, Ivan Rakitic7, Paulinho 7, Andres Iniesta 7, Lionel Messi 9, Luis Suarez 8. "It is how it looks from the outside - we are sad, angry and we feel like we are sinking", Brazilian defender Marcelo told reporters. Coutinho visited the Hospital of Barcelona early on Monday to complete the first part of his medical and is due to undergo final checks at ... Read More »

Defense minister: Israel to approve hundreds of new settler homes

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The closure came after an Israeli settler was shot dead on Tuesday night on a main road outside the illegal Israeli outpost of Havat Gilad located near Nablus. Palestinians are particularly opposed to them, since the territory is where leaders want a future sovereign State of Palestine to exist. About 400,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, which Israel illegally occupied 50 years ago. Read More »

Wawrinka says he's ready for Aussie Open, knee not a worry

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She pulled out this Friday saying that she wasn't at a level that she needs to be after giving birth but she was super close. "For me, the first thing is to play a match, to play a tennis match again". "The Australian Open is her favourite tournament and she's looking forward to returning to Melbourne next year". "I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open". Read More »