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Sonia hails cricket U19 team for World Cup win

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Openers Shaw and Manjot Kalra were consistency personified. Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy and Shiva Singh too were impressive and picked up crucial wickets. During the knock-outs, IPL auctions were approaching. Indian team bowled exceptionally well and it helped them in restricting Australian team at just 216. Read More »

US Envoy To North Korea Says War Is Still An Option

A Wall Street Journal reporter tweeted a story published by a South Korean newspaper that claimed Matthew Pottinger, NSC senior director for Asian affairs, suggested President Donald Trump could order a strike against North Korea for political purposes, The Hill reported Friday. Read More »

Met Office issues yellow warning for snow and ice

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Updates are available at the Met Office online. Forecasters agree the cold could set in until the middle of February as Britain wraps up for the harshest spell of winter weather so far. Temperatures are also set to plummet again over the next few days, with highs of just 3C forecast in Wrexham on both Monday and Tuesday. After wintry showers affect much of east and southern parts of the country on Monday it will turn cold and frosty for many. Read More »

PLO to halt recognition of Israel

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Ramallah - The Palestine Liberation Organization's top leadership opened the way to suspending its recognition of Israel Saturday, but stopped short of ordering the drastic measure immediately. President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to address the General Assembly of the United Nations later this month and is determined to present request to recognize Palestine as a full member state. Read More »

Trump Hopes 'Something Good' Comes From Olympics Despite N.Korean Warning

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North Korea has warned if the United States goes ahead with delayed military exercises with South Korea after the Winter Olympics it will not "sit idle", the North's foreign minister said in a letter to the United Nations . Tokyo has told Seoul it would like to discuss the possibility of dispatching SDF personnel to South Korea for evacuations. "However, it is no less than screams of Trump terrified at the power of the DPRK that has achieved the great historic cause of completing the ... Read More »

Super Bowl volunteers tough the cold to provide assistance in Minneapolis

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And to many players and fans, a Super Bowl football is a precious commodity. Partygoers will shiver heading out for Super Bowl festivities in the Twin Cities the night before due to brutally cold, below-zero wind chills. With a predicted kickoff temperature of only 3 degrees, Sunday's Super Bowl in Minneapolis between the Patriots and the Eagles will easily be the coldest ever recorded in the 52-year history of the annual game. Read More »

Malayalam actress molested on train, says 'no one cared'

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The actor said everyone "pretended" to be sleeping despite her screams for help. "At around 1 am, when I was asleep, I felt something on my lips". A complaint has been lodged against a man for attempting to sexually harass a popular Malayalam actress during a train journey. Read More »

U.S. assumptions about China's nuclear development absurd

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China urged the United States to drop its "Cold War mentality" and not misread its military build-up, after Washington published a document on Friday outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others. The US nuclear doctrine, published on Friday, said that Russian Federation and China have added new types of nuclear capabilities to their arsenals, engaging in "increasingly aggressive behavior, including in outer space and cyberspace". Read More »

Winter weather advisory in effect for Super Bowl Sunday

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According to the National Weather Service , the region is expected to get anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of snow on Super Bowl Sunday . Breezy conditions can be felt with more snow showers working in staying north to start before blanketing all over West Michigan late this evening. Read More »

Shubhankar Sharma wins Maybank Championship with final-round 62

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Campillo and Frittelli both returned on 66s to set the pace on 15-under-par 201 in a crowded leaderboard at the US$3 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. "It was good", said Campillo, who played college golf at IN and counts Big Ten Golfer of the Year among his amateur honors. A lot of Japanese guys up there, a few other Spanish guys, Jorge played great today with me. Read More »

Is Trump Seriously Considering a Military Strike Against North Korea?

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Trump also reiterated his commitment to addressing the trade imbalance between the two countries , the White House said . The carrier is running the flights as part of a joint-training exercise for ski athletes from either side of the 38th parallel, the divide between the two Koreas, ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics being held in the South Korean city of PyeongChang. Read More »

Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea

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In a speech peppered with emotional and dramatic moments (including the introduction of the parents of children murdered by members of an immigrant gang), perhaps the most dramatic moment of the State of the Union message came when President Donald Trump introduced Ji Seong-ho (shown), in an effort to illustrate what Trump called the "depraved character of the North Korean regime". Read More »

Amtrak South Carolina Crash

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Authorities are on scene. Two people have died and 50 people are injured after a passenger train smashed into a freight train and derailed in Columbia, South Carolina . A phone line has been set up for people who have inquiries about passengers, at 800-523-9101 . Local media reports stated that the crash happened in an area where cars are unloaded in trucks that were transported by trains. Read More »

Lost Mayan 'Mega Cities' Discovered Under Jungle in Guatemala

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Before this discovery archaeologists and historians had speculated the Mayan civilization a decentralized society but this new discovery points to an advanced network of centralized architecture and governance. Another conclusion that impresses researchers is the evidence of a highly organized workforce to build the defense and agricultural systems. The mapping covered an area of 810 square miles (2,100 square kilometers) and detected about 60,000 individual structures, including four major ... Read More »

Saudi air force destroys ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

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The United Nations says the number of the Yemenis who are dependent on assistance has risen to 22.2 million, as the risk of starvation increases three years into the war in Yemen . US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that aid should be delivered to Yemen "without interference". Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthi armed movement, allied with Iran , and a US-backed military coalition headed by Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Israeli army raid Jenin village for 3rd time, arrest four

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Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a raid in the West Bank. According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, three Palestinians were injured by rubber-tipped bullets and five Palestinians were treated for the inhalation of tear gas. Read More »

40 million people watched Trump's State of the Union address on TV

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Delivered from the heart!' Trump tweeted on February 1, 2018. Trump exaggerated crowd sizes before, so we wondered whether ratings backed up his latest boast. America was mired in a perpetual malaise under Barack Obama , and the Democrats' goal, when Obama's scapegoating of George W. Bush had finally extended even beyond the Democrats' willing suspension of disbelief, was to delude Americans into accepting economic stagnation as inevitable and the new normal. Read More »

Oil Tanker With 22 Indians Goes Missing Off West African Coast : MEA

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The owners of MT Marine Express tanker ship have sought the help of director general of shipping in Mumbai to get in touch with their counterparts Benin and Nigeria to carry out the search operation of the merchant ship. This is the second time in the last one month that a ship has gone missing. The MEA spokesperson Ravish Kumar said the ministry was in touch with the authorities in Benin and Nigeria for their help in locating the ship and is constantly monitoring the situation. Read More »

NZ knocked out of Hamilton Sevens by Fiji

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New Zealand were second in the series standings before Hamilton with one tournament success in Cape Town after three legs. Fiji beat Wales 28-0, Spain 24-12 and Australia , winners of last weekend's Sydney tournament, 26-15. Knocked out at the semi-final stage via a 14-12 loss to Fiji, the Kiwis again struggled to get their game going and rarely threatened in attack. Sevuloni Mocenacagi had put Fiji in front early until Gordon Langkilde and Tom Iosefo efforts in quick succession put Samoa ... Read More »

CJI to hear all PILs

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The new roster system comes 20 days after four senior judges of the apex court held a press conference and expressed unhappiness over allocation and distribution of cases to various judges. Justice Gogoi has been assigned Personal Law matters, cases related to state excise and trading in liquor, among others. The assignment of engineering and medical college matters to Justice Mishra assumes significance as it was in a similar case related to a private medical college that a three-judge ... Read More »

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes

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Adelaide Strikers , opting to bat first after winning the toss in the second semi-final, scored 178/5 in their 20 overs with skipper Travis Head and Jake Weatherald scoring half centuries. Head wasn't supposed to be playing - he was given a late release from the Australian Twenty20 squad to lead his Strikers. Another two runs were scored off the penultimate ball of the match, but the Renegades could not get the runs they required off the final ball as they only conceded a leg bye. Read More »

TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

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The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement that the attack happened in a sports area of the unit in Kabal town of Swat. Sources said that the security forces cordoned off the area of the blast soon after it went off while the rescue teams transported the injured to Saidu Sharif Hospital. Read More »

Back inter-Korean thaw, United Nations urged

As he has before, Trump criticized past administrations for not acting more forcefully on North Korea , though he did not specify whether he meant shutting down the nation's nuclear weapons program or dealing with human rights violations, or both. Read More »

Paul Ryan deletes tweet touting $1.50 pay hike after backlash

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The bill - which was deeply unpopular when it passed along party lines in December - is now breaking even in a new opinion poll. Ryan was reacting to an Associated Press article in which public school secretary Julia Ketchum said that the $78 she'll save this year as a result of the law would cover her Costco membership. Read More »

Pathania lauded Congress win in Rajasthan

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While the Congress wrested the Ajmer and Alwar parliamentary seats from the BJP in Rajasthan, the party also won the Mandalgarh assembly seat, also held by the BJP. "Today Rajasthan, tomorrow the entire country", Surjewala said . Congress candidate Goutam Bose finished a distant fourth and forfeited his deposit in Noapara, which the party won in the 2016 Assembly polls in alliance with the Left Front. Read More »

Arab FMs in Cairo strategize on Jerusalem

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Israel's UN Ambassador Danon said in a statement Thursday that Abbas is "seeking to put an end to any possibility of negotiations with Israel". Abbas has announced that he intends to ask the Council to grant full United Nations membership to the Palestinian Authority. Read More »

Archaeologists uncover 4000-year-old tomb in Egypt

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The mud-brick tomb is in good condition and features various paintings of Hetpet, who was a priestess to Hathor, the goddess of fertility. The paintings show Hetpet in different scenes along the walls, including in hunting or fishing scenes or receiving gifts from her children. Read More »

FBI defends its integrity after release of Nunes memo

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Nunes dismissed specific criticisms made by Democrats and contradicted a previous vote he cast to block the release of a Democratic counter-memo that Democrats claim would paint a more complete picture of the FISA warrant to surveil Page. Read More »

Republicans charge bias, legal 'breakdown' in contentious memo on Russian Federation probe

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House Republicans have described the memo as a breach of civil liberties. The memo said the initial application to the court and subsequent renewal applications did not mention the link between Steele and the Democrats. counterintelligence authorities long before his role in the Trump campaign . The memo opens darkly, raising "concerns with the legitimacy and legality" of Justice Department and F.B.I. Read More »

Naidu plans to lead his MPs' delegation to PM

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However, with Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy of the Opposition YSR Congress Party upping the ante, the TDP is likely to be cautious about precipitating anything that could lead to snapping of ties with the BJP. Further indication to this effect came Saturday when reports surfaced that incumbent State party president Haribabu, who is on good terms with the TDP, is likely to be retained. Read More »

Stanlake, Lynn star as Australia clinch tri-series opener

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Suddenly, Australia was teetering at 10 for 2 in the third over and the contest was in the balance. The very next delivery he got Guptill, who remained caught up in the crease while defending a ball that nipped away and Stanlake was on a hat-trick! The 1st match between Australia vs New Zealand will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on February 3, Saturday. Read More »

"Yakuza 6" Delayed to April 17 in the West

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If you're anticipating the release of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life , make sure to pick up the demo in February to tide you over. The Song of Life , the next entry into the Sega's Yakuza series, has been available in Japan since December of 2016. Read More »