Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion

Emergency responders received a call reporting the gas well explosion at 8:45 a.m. local time. Part of the rig appears to have collapsed in the explosion. Officials did not know whether the new well was drilling natural gas or oil. The company sa... More..

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Indian states seek last-ditch 'Padmaavat' ban amid violent protests
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Indian states seek last-ditch 'Padmaavat' ban amid violent protests

On January 25, the top court had made the road clear for the nationwide release of " Padmaavat " by settling the ban on its showing in Rajasthan and Gujarat . On the other hand, violence and arson erupted in...More..

CPI(M) not for tie-up with Congress
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CPI(M) not for tie-up with Congress

Strong supporters of this argument within the Bengal CPI (M) included expelled party leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, CPI (M) Member of L...More..

Corby-based MEP steps down as deputy leader of UKIP
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Corby-based MEP steps down as deputy leader of UKIP

After Bolton's grilling, the meeting broke up for coffee, and when it reconvened the Ukip leader was dismissed from the room so the NEC could decide the next course of action. The latest resignations follow a m...More..

HRW accuses Saudi Arabia of repression despite reforms
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

HRW accuses Saudi Arabia of repression despite reforms

Last month, on December 20, 2017, Ambassador Mohammed Al Jabir, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Yemen , announced in a joint press conference with the Coalition Spokesperson, Col. There were no r...More..

Pence in Jerusalem, says honoured to be in 'Israel's capital'
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pence in Jerusalem, says honoured to be in 'Israel's capital'

In a statement, Pence said it was his "great honor to be in Israel's capital, Jerusalem ", a reference to President Donald Trump's December 9 pledge to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to acknowledge Israe...More..

FBI Agents 'PRESSURED' to END Hillary Probe After Trump Nomination — BIAS ALERT
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

FBI Agents 'PRESSURED' to END Hillary Probe After Trump Nomination — BIAS ALERT

They explained that the gap was due to "misconfiguration issues related to rollouts, provisioning, and software upgrades that conflicted with the FBI's collection capabilities". FBI Director Robert S. Mueller...More..

Sydney train crash injured 16
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sydney train crash injured 16

Train services have been suspended between Richmond and Clarendon in both directions. Sydney Trains boss Howard Collins has denied initial reports suggesting the train had derailed as a result of the...More..

15-Year-Old Girl Injured in Texas School Shooting: Deputies
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

15-Year-Old Girl Injured in Texas School Shooting: Deputies

The latest news from the shooting is that the school district is looking to contact both the victim and the suspect's parents for further information. A 16-year-old male student is in custody, according to EC...More..

U.S. government shutdown affects national parks, monuments
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

U.S. government shutdown affects national parks, monuments

If you had plans for a vacation to visit any national parks , zoos or museums, some of those may be closed. "Parks must notify visitors that the NPS will cease providing visitor services, including restrooms...More..

Sen. Lindsey Graham blasts White House aides for torpedoing shutdown deal
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham blasts White House aides for torpedoing shutdown deal

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday appeared to echo the reporting from the Times when he attacked Miller for standing in the way of a deal. Republican Sen. "We must come to the defense of our heritage...More..

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Map
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state's congressional map is the result of gerrymandering , to the point that it violates the state constitution. The US Supreme Court is already wei...More..

Signals under Mount Mantap spark imminent nuclear test alert — NORTH KOREA WARNING
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Signals under Mount Mantap spark imminent nuclear test alert — NORTH KOREA WARNING

The New York Times has reported that the United States military now is preparing for what at one time would have been unthinkable, even with the reckless, blustering Donald Trump in the White House: war with N...More..

Shutdown: Trump Calls For 'Nuclear Option'
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Shutdown: Trump Calls For 'Nuclear Option'

It is the first federal shutdown since 2013. Later Saturday, he tweeted again about the "unprecedented success for our Country, in so many ways, since the Election". On the Senate floor during the eleven ...More..

TV Crew Arrested Trying to Smuggle 'Bomb' Through Airport Security, TSA Says
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

TV Crew Arrested Trying to Smuggle 'Bomb' Through Airport Security, TSA Says

Palmer , 51; and Jacob M. Towsley , 34. The crew members were released without having to post bail. 'This type of stunt is reckless, dangerous, uninformed and totally insensitive to the reality of the te...More..

Government shut-down 'disappointing' for Liberty State Park visitors
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Government shut-down 'disappointing' for Liberty State Park visitors

Yellowstone National Park, a 3,500-square-mile (9,065 square km) wilderness located mostly in Montana, remained open but offered limited services, with visitor centers closed and park rangers absent. Although t...More..

by | Monday, January 22, 2018

New York Women's March 2018: Photos and updates

One of the biggest marches is expected in NY, where 37,000 people had signed up on the march's Facebook page . In Palm Beach, Fla., home to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carr...More..

Why is the United States withholding support for Palestinian refugees?
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Why is the United States withholding support for Palestinian refugees?

Alexander De Croo, Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister and worldwide aid minister, said UNRWA was "the last lifebuoy" for many Palestinians. "At the same time, given the long, trusted, and historic relationsh...More..

Mary Lou McDonald nominated as next leader of Sinn Féin
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald nominated as next leader of Sinn Féin

The Dublin Central TD has now been ratified as nominee for leader. "My father worked closely with Mary Lou for many years in the Sinn Fein leadership, and was a huge admirer of her ideas, dedication, and ...More..

Patrick Meehan removed from Ethics Committee, denies harassment allegations
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Patrick Meehan removed from Ethics Committee, denies harassment allegations

According to The Times , Meehan professed his romantic desire for his decades-younger staffer a year ago after she began seriously dating someone outside his congressional office. Congress. Wolf said in a stat...More..

Cory Booker slammed for 'mansplaining,' insulting DHS Secretary Nielsen
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Cory Booker slammed for 'mansplaining,' insulting DHS Secretary Nielsen

Sen. Cory Booker , a New Jersey Democrat eyeing a presidential run against Mr. Trump, declared himself enraged at her answer, and later accused her of lying to Congress. He added that Trump's language proves...More..

CJI Dipak Misra to hear Justice Loya death case on January 22
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

CJI Dipak Misra to hear Justice Loya death case on January 22

Two petitions were filed demanding investigation into suspicious death of judge Loya - one by a Congress party activist Tehseen Poonawalla, and another by a Mumbai-based journalist Bandhuraj Sambhaji Lone. In a...More..

Germany's Social Democrats vote in favor of coalition talks with Merkel
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Germany's Social Democrats vote in favor of coalition talks with Merkel

Fresh elections avoided for now as Social Democrats approve negotiations with Merkel's conservatives by 56 percent . Nahles and her delegation negotiated with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic...More..

UFC 220: Stipe Miocic sets heavyweight title defense record with dominant win
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

UFC 220: Stipe Miocic sets heavyweight title defense record with dominant win

By round five, Ngannou looked like a exhausted zombie, barely throwing punches as the fight crawled to a finish. Round three continued in the same vein as its predecessor and saw a drained Ngannou attempt to ...More..

Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness

A person or persons inside the hotel might have helped the attackers gain entrance, Danish said, adding that the probe is continuing. Fourteen of those dead were foreigners at the hotel popular with Westerner...More..

Rohingya exiles fear repatriation in Burma offers only worse squalor
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Rohingya exiles fear repatriation in Burma offers only worse squalor

The diplomats, including the ones from the U.S., the United Kingdom and India, said it is necessary to have sustainable development in Rakhine State to create an environment for safe and sustainable return of R...More..

Winter storm named Jaxon to wreak havoc on Nebraska
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

Winter storm named Jaxon to wreak havoc on Nebraska

This means there is the potential for hazardous to risky travel along with threat to life if precautions are not taken. The snow isn't expected to begin falling till late Sunday, right after the Vikings champio...More..

France asks Turkey to behave with restraint in Syria
by | Monday, January 22, 2018

France asks Turkey to behave with restraint in Syria

Turkish troops and tanks entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as France warned over the risks of the operation and rockets hit border towns in apparent retaliation. They said the...More..

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his cognitive health
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his cognitive health

And this is a good example, I think, that will be helpful to change views about immigration. "We can not do this with people in charge at the White House who have an irrational view of how to fix immigration"...More..

Four Americans And Canadians Kidnapped Regains Freedom
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Four Americans And Canadians Kidnapped Regains Freedom

Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesman for Kaduna state police, said the Americans and Canadians were freed on Friday. They were abducted while travelling in two vehicles from the town of Kafanchan in Kaduna state to...More..