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South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump "shithole" remark

Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protection for immigrants from Africa and other countries. "Then in a separate part of the conversation when they were referencing the diversity visa lottery, President Trump referred to people coming from Africa as coming from 'sh*thole countries , '" added Tapper. Read More »

Joshua Wong receives second jail term over 2014 protests


Known as Umbrella Movement , the 2014 protests brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill for almost three months. Wong, 21, who had pleaded guilty to the contempt charge, was already on bail pending an appeal over a six-month sentence for another offence related to the Umbrella Movement. Read More »

Veteran Sues After Scalpel Found Inside His Body 4 Years After Surgery


An X-ray taken that day showed "an abandoned scalpel" inside of Turner. It appears as bright white on the x-ray lying horizontally between his hips. A US Army veteran has sued the Department of Veterans Affairs after surgeons discovered a scalpel forgotten inside his body during an operation four years prior. Read More »

Ice everywhere' in Houston disrupts Valley flights


Flights into Houston, San Antonio and elsewhere have been canceled. Houston Hobby Airport is also being affected , as well as other major airports across the state. Rival Delta Air Lines, the No. 2 USA carrier by passenger traffic, said it had canceled about 275 Tuesday flights and expected additional cancellations in NY and Boston as the storm tracked north. Read More »

Air Lease Corp (AL) EVP Jie Chen Sells 4000 Shares

The stock of Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE ) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, June 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The institutional investor held 3.26 million shares of the diversified commercial services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $138.86M, down from 4.21 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

Winter storm exiting Central Texas, leaving icy conditions


Total snow accumulations of up to two inches are expected. The Texas winter storm is expected to continue bringing in mixtures of snow and freezing rain throughout Tuesday night, meaning traveling on bridges and overpasses more risky because of snow and ice buildups. Read More »

Navy files homicide charges against commanders of 2 ships in deadly crashes


USNI News was first to report on the charges against U.S. Navy Commanders Bryce Benson and Alfredo J. Sanchez, who were in charge of Fitzgerald and John McCain respectively, on January 16, 2018. The commander of the Japan-based 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, retired earlier than expected and Adm. Scott Swift, the U.S. Pacific Fleet's commander, also indicated he would depart early, too. Read More »

Africa, Ghana summon U.S. diplomats after Trump remark


Sen. Graham shared a statement on Friday which said: "Following comments by the President, I said my piece to him directly yesterday". The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria said on Friday that the U.S. The program shielded these immigrants, often referred to as "Dreamers", from deportation and granted them permits to work. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our military", the president said. Read More »

Renewal Requests Now Accepted for DACA Recipients


As NPR and other outlets reported last week, it was Trump who rejected a tentative agreement reached by a small, bipartisan group of senators that would have allowed DACA recipients permanent residency in the US and a path to citizenship. "I can't defend the indefensible", she said. Despite Trump's tweets declaring a likely dead deal on DACA, Sen. Trump also flatly rejected a bipartisan agreement to create a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers, even though it also included other ... Read More »

Walt Disney Co (DIS) Short Interest Update

According to a recent spotcheck, company The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) have been seen trading -0.64% away from the 50- day high. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) earned "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Monday, November 9. Read More »

£350m Brexit claim on bus was too low, says Boris Johnson


The Foreign Secretary says the United Kingdom will actually receive more than that amount after Brexit because the country's gross contribution would rise to £438 million by 2021, the past year of an expected transition period. However, the foreign secretary rejected the idea, saying the first referendum had caused "an terrible lot of heartache and soul-searching". Johnson said gross payments to the European Union have continued to rise and will reach £438 million a week by the end of the ... Read More »

GOP leaders push another short-term spending bill as shutdown looms

But some House GOP defence hawks are threatening to vote no because they want lawmakers to approve long-term spending for the Pentagon. Republican leaders have repeatedly pointed to a group newly formed last week - one comprised of the second-ranked leaders in both chambers (Durbin and Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas in the Senate, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland in the House) as their preferred mechanism for a deal. Read More »

South Korea releases update on its potential cryptocurrency ban


An online petition on the presidential office's website has drawn more than 210,000 requests from people asking the government not to ban trading in digital currencies. Its market capitalization declined to $50 billion at present from $123 billion on Jan 4, thanks to a sharp drop in its price. Investors in South Korea and Japan, the two largest cryptocurrency trading nations, were sitting on the sidelines Tuesday waiting for the regulatory uncertainty to clear before placing further ... Read More »

Food Bank's "Serve and Learn" Honors MLK Jr


Monday, Jan. 15, for a moment of reflection and remembrance to honor the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The Children's Museum of Houston's 22nd annual MLK Day Celebration on Monday featured artwork, recitations and spiritual songs. They've done it every year since. Read More »

Fine Gael to discuss abortion issue


In December, the specially convened Oireachtas Committee found that Article 40.3.3, which gives the mother and unborn child equal right to life, is not fit for objective. "Ultimately it will be a matter of the Oireachtas to decide whether there will be a referendum or not and then the people will decide that and it's the Irish people that will make a decision". Read More »

Youth in rural India lack 'foundational skills'


It is not just English, 25% of the youth could not read basic text fluently even when it was in their own languages. Similarly, almost one out of two (47%) 14-year olds could not read a simple sentence of English; the proportion was two out of five for 18-year olds. Read More »

Figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Canada's flag bearers


The three-time world champions won their eighth Canadian ice dance title Saturday. Ontario's Virtue and Moir stepped away from competition for two years after the last Winter Games but returned as strong as ever. "In accepting this unparalleled honour, we commit to embodying the values and the standards that make Canada such a special place and we vow to embrace the Olympic spirit in its purest form", Moir said. Read More »

Mark Dayton proposes $1.5 billion for construction projects


Duluth's Glensheen Mansion would be in line for $4 million in repairs, while the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis would receive $13 million for design and repairs. The Democratic governor was set to unveil his so-called bonding bill proposal on Tuesday morning. Dayton's list generally includes a mix of basic infrastructure repairs, new projects on college campuses and water quality improvement measures. Read More »

David Byrne to play Calgary's Jubilee Auditorium on May 21


Considering that's one of the greatest concert films ever made, we can only imagine how ambitious and innovative Byrne's new stage show will be. He's the mastermind behind Stop Making Sense - widely considered one of the best concert films of all time - and now David Byrne has announced a tour that he says is just as ambitious. Read More »

Snow showers expected into Tuesday morning


More Hard Freeze Warnings are expected after 9 p.m. area-wide as other winter weather watches and warnings expire. Temperatures are expected to be just below 30 degrees at 9 a.m. However, he said slick road conditions could remain on roads in shaded areas. Troopers are advising several areas of the Interstates, U.S. roads and state toads are beginning to glaze over due to blowing snow and freezing temperatures. Read More »

Red Carpet Welcome Awaits Israeli PM in Narendra Modi's Home State


They will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram. Netanyahu also lauded Indian democracy and praised the reform policies undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . PM Modi and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe had also held a joint roadshow during the latter's visit here in September 2017. On Tuesday, Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, will leave for Agra to see Taj Mahal. Read More »

Greece: Clashes during Protests against New Cuts


About 20,000 people joined simultaneous anti-government protests across the country, it was reported . Protesters marched through Athens, Greece , on Monday, January 15, as lawmakers voted to approve new reforms demanded by global lenders supporting bailout loans for the Greek government. Read More »

Aussies offer RM6 million to save Great Barrier Reef


Unesco's World Heritage Committee previous year decided not to place the Great Barrier Reef on its list of sites "in danger" despite concern over the mass coral bleaching . Things were considered so dire that Outside magazine even published an obituary for the system in October 2016. "The Reef is the planet's greatest living wonder". Read More »

A call for hope at King prayer walk for peace and justice


Schools, government offices, and the U.S. Stock Market were closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr . Almost 50 years after his father's assassination, Martin Luther King III said Monday that he believes President Donald Trump's vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa was "extremely racist". Read More »

Four injured when semi hits school in Lyle


The accident happened around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Lyle Public School at 700 2nd Street in Lyle. The auto then went into the ditch and the semi left the highway and crashed into the west side of the school. All students are safe and accounted for and are located at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. While at the church, students were checked out by a first responder as a precaution. Read More »

A Village In Siberia Is So Cold Its Thermometer Broke


Temperatures plunged to minus 62 degrees Celsius (minus 79.6 degrees Fahrentheit) in Russia's iciest region of Yakutia, but Chinese tourists, in an act of bravery, took a swim in the ice-free spring Yeyemu, according to The Siberian Times . Read More »

Child struck by vehicle near St. Raphael Catholic School


The Toronto Catholic District School Board says the girl was walking with her father to their auto after school on Monday. "The victim was getting into the Mercedes Benz that is parked over there and the Kia was engaged in gear somehow and came on its own without a driver in it and pinned her between the two vehicles", Miller said. Read More »

Did Ben Roethlisberger Play His Final Game In the NFL Yesterday?


Leonard Fournette capped off the opening drive of the game with a one-yard plunge on fourth and goal. The Jaguars had receivers running wide open all over the field, the result of mental lapses and communication errors . But that's just me. "I know I had a couple of distractions, but at the end of the distractions I kept working and things started to get better toward the end". Read More »

West Ham United vs Shrewsbury Town


The game finished 0-0 but West Ham nicked it 1-0 in extra time with a goal from Reece Burke. Toni Martinez made his first senior start for West Ham while Reece Oxford made his first competitive appearance for the club since August 2016. Read More »