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World News Impact of taxi strike minimal in North
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Thousands of taxi operators converged at the historic Azad Maidan in Panaji to protest against government proposed speed governors in taxis. However, government has talked tough on the strike and refused to bow down to the demand of the protesting taxi operators.

World News Watch Aly Raisman's Powerful Testimony Against Larry Nassar
Author: 0 Watch Aly Raisman's Powerful Testimony Against Larry Nassar

Mckayla, who alleged Nassar began abusing her when she was 13 and he was the doctor for the US women's national gymnastics team, said he left indelible scars on her, according to a transcript of her statement provided by CNN . These women, and their loved ones vow to hold MSU, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic committee accountable. "This is not Judge Aquilinas media circus as you call it", said Alexis Alvarado.

World News Turkey bombs Kurdish-controlled Syrian city
Author: 0 Turkey bombs Kurdish-controlled Syrian city

More than 50 Turkish vehicles, including artillery, tanks, rocket launchers and heavy equipment transporters have been observed on the Turkish-Syrian border, according to another USA defense official. Roj said 10 civilians were wounded, three seriously. Turkey has in recent days sent dozens of military vehicles and hundreds of troops to the border area.

World News Australian firefighters battle blazes across NSW
Author: 0 Australian firefighters battle blazes across NSW

Heatwave that hit Australia had sparked fire in a national park south of Sydney trapping dozens of tourists on Saturday. Firefighters conducted back burning operations overnight to establish containment lines and slow the spread of the larger fire south of Wattamolla Road.

Author: 0 Quantbot Technologies LP Buys 49922 Shares of Wells Fargo & Co

About 16.52 million shares traded. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC ) has risen 9.67% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500. The stock of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Lake Street. Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of WFC in report on Tuesday, November 24 with "Neutral" rating.

World News Maryam Nawaz to contest Pakistan General Elections
Author: 0 Maryam Nawaz to contest Pakistan General Elections

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that protesting parties will once again be defeated in the upcoming general elections of 2018, Express News reports. The former Premier's daughter has been in the spotlight facing corruption cases since the Panama Papers were released in April 2016. When he was constructing motorways, he was abusing his rivals.

World News Trump tweeted his Black approval rating has doubled, it hasn't
Author: 0 Trump tweeted his Black approval rating has doubled, it hasn't

Of the 134 countries, approval ratings declined sharply in 65 of them - many of which are USA allies and partners. Among black men, Trump's "2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share", admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein.

World News Ceasefire violations: Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC
Author: 0 Ceasefire violations: Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC

The Rescue-1122 of Sialkot shifted the injured to Combined Military Hospital, Sialkot Cantt, where the condition of six injured was stated to be critical. As a result, four soldiers embraced martyrdom. The Indian envoy was told that despite calls for restraint, their security forces continue to indulge in ceasefire violations.

World News Stunning satellite image shows lake effect snow over Great Lakes
Author: 0 Stunning satellite image shows lake effect snow over Great Lakes

The most affected areas include the upper peninsula of MI, central NY, western New York, northwestern Pennsylvania, northeastern OH, southwestern Ontario and central Ontario. Highs for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be in the single digits above zero. ABC News is forecasting a temperature of around 12 degrees with a wind chill of minus-4 when the calendar turns to 2018.

World News Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration
Author: 0 Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

In a separate interview on ABC's This Week, Perdue also insisted that Trump did not use the word "shithole" in describing Haiti and African countries. On Sunday, Georgia Democrats pounded on Perdue's comments to paint him as a Trump loyalist who will back the president at all costs. Mr Trump's remarks about "shithole" countries were allegedly made when lawmakers visited him on Thursday to discuss a bipartisan proposal that would impose new restrictions on immigration but protect the ...

World News Missouri governor: No plans to resign after report of affair
Author: 0 Missouri governor: No plans to resign after report of affair

Activists and Democrats have since demanded Greitens, a self-billed family values man, step down - but he doesn't have plans to do so any time soon. The Republican Governor touted "the boldest state tax reform in America" in his State of the State address on January 11th, hours before the revelation of his affair and blackmail allegations were outed by KMOV TV in St.

World News New missile attack by Houthis on Najran foiled
Author: 0 New missile attack by Houthis on Najran foiled

Colonel al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of Najran and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas, and was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces. Firing ballistic missiles toward populated cities and villages is contrary to the worldwide humanitarian law, he said. UNICEF representative to Yemen, Mertixell Relano, said the United Nations task force has reported 5,000 confirmed child deaths in Yemen since the ...

World News Boil water advisory lifted for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish
Author: 0 Boil water advisory lifted for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish

Sewerage & Water Board and city officials are warning that New Orleans' water system could slip back below safe levels unless water usage is significantly curbed through Sunday. You can report leaks in your neighborhood by calling 52-WATER. Residents are advised to run their water lines to clear plumbing of potentially contaminated water.

Author: 0 'Shithole' is not an insult to Africa

Cory Booker (D-NJ) bluntly told Nielsen, who said last week's meeting was filled with bad language. Nielsen also noted at one point that Sen. 'She didn't remember Lindsey Graham , who challenged the president on his vile words yesterday.

World News Premier League players to wear black armbands for Cyrille Regis
Author: 0 Premier League players to wear black armbands for Cyrille Regis

Fans flocked to the Jeff Astle gates at The Hawthorns, leaving a huge flower tribute to the former England ace. Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, made representations to Premier League chief Richard Scudamore to demand why nothing had been organised.

World News Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I am not a racist'
Author: 0 Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I am not a racist'

Senator Lindsey Graham , another Republican participant, told fellow South Carolina Senator Tim Scott the media reports of the comments were "basically accurate", according to The Post and Courier . "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military". NAYLOR: Senators also pressed Nielsen about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA under which some 700,000 mostly young people brought to the country illegally by their parents have been allowed to stay.

World News SHUTDOWN: Government Funding Frozen as Budget Deal Remains Elusive
Author: 0 SHUTDOWN: Government Funding Frozen as Budget Deal Remains Elusive

The government begins to shut down. Around 12:15 a.m. ET, McConnell voted no on the House measure, doing so for procedural reasons that allowed him to the preserve the ability to bring up a substitute bill later. Continuing to point the finger of blame, he tweeted: "Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our risky Southern Border".

World News Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic eye pre-quarterfinal berths
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After saving a raft of break points to hold for 3-3, Monfils simply walked from side to side during a Djokovic service game. Nobody dedicates as much time and energy to keeping his body in tune with his spirit as Djokovic, who meditates and reaches for something more lasting than the solution to a pulled muscle.

World News James Comey will co-teach course on ethical leadership at William & Mary
Author: 0 James Comey will co-teach course on ethical leadership at William & Mary

He will co-teach the three-credit class with Drew Stelljes, executive assistant professor of education and assistant vice president for student leadership, from fall 2018 to summer 2019. "Our students will benefit significantly from his experience and wisdom". While here, he was an adjunct law professor at the University of Richmond. Comey has been by turns castigated and lionized by both Democrats and Republicans for overseeing high-stakes FBI investigations that overshadowed the election ...

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Author: 0 Police searching for suspect in "active shooting situation"

The suspect involved in an active shooting situation in Colorado Springs is in police custody Saturday. No one has been injured at this point, but a spokesperson for Colorado Springs PD said gunshots were exchanged between officers and the suspect, who remains at large.

World News Despite US warning, Turkey shells Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region
Author: 0 Despite US warning, Turkey shells Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region

The People's Protection Units, or YPG, are essential to the Syrian Democratic Forces that have worked with the US -led anti-Daesh (IS) coalition to push so-called Islamic State from Syria. Mohammed Billo, who lives in Afrin, said Turkish shelling had intensified. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, and described the force as a "terror army".

World News U.S. provocative steps led to Turkey's military operation in Afrin: Russia
Author: 0 U.S. provocative steps led to Turkey's military operation in Afrin: Russia

Turkish jets hit positions of USA -backed Kurdish forces in Afrin on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said earlier. Associated Press journalists at the Turkish border saw jets bombing positions in the direction of Afrin, as a convoy of armed pick-up trucks and buses believed to be carrying Syrian opposition fighters traveled along the border.

World News Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles
Author: 0 Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles

Both teams had similar success converting on third down and stopping the opponents on third down. The Eagles don't rank among the sack leaders, but a front seven that includes Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Chris Long and Derek Barnett pressured opposing quarterbacks more than anyone in 2017.

World News Vonn makes Olympic vow after Cortina alpine skiing win
Author: 0 Vonn makes Olympic vow after Cortina alpine skiing win

Vonn hailed the progress of the 25-year-old Wiles, who earned her second podium finish here. Saturday was sunny, and so was Vonn's disposition. Mancuso, a part-time Maui resident who is the most successful female American skier at major championships with nine medals spread between Olympics and world championships, bid the sport an emotional goodbye in a World Cup downhill on Friday.

World News Kyrgios pulls out from Australian Open doubles
Author: 0 Kyrgios pulls out from Australian Open doubles

As a more calm and collected Nick Kyrgios takes centre stage at the Australian Open, his tennis is benefiting in the biggest moments. It's not a confidence-builder, then, sometimes [for the player]. "The crowd was in the shade but for the player it's incredibly tough". "I feel like my level is there". I felt like nearly home today. "Playing in this condition is of course very unsafe".

World News Suspect arrested in Wisconsin shooting that killed 2, hurt 1
Author: 0 Suspect arrested in Wisconsin shooting that killed 2, hurt 1

When officers responded, they found two people dead inside a home, and a third with non-life threatening injuries. The lone suspect was arrested near the crime scene and is in custody at the Marathon County Jail. "The Abbotsford Police Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Section are on scene and this investigation is being transitioned to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team", read a release from police.

World News I am not a racist, Trump declares
Author: 0 I am not a racist, Trump declares

In a hearing Tuesday, Graham said Trump expressed openness to an immigration deal, only to reject it hours later. "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel". Durbin, a Democrat, said last week that Trump had told lawmakers during the meeting on immigration policy that the USA didn't need any more immigrants from Haiti and that he'd rather have more from Norway and fewer from "shithole countries" in Africa.

World News Operation in Syria's Afrin started: Erdogan
Author: 0 Operation in Syria's Afrin started: Erdogan

Afrin is now under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, known as SDF, led by the People's Protection Units YPG, which the Turkish government considers the Syrian branch of the outlawed insurgent Kurdistan Workers' Party PKK. The United States has instead called on Turkey to focus on the fight against Islamic State militants and not take military action in Afrin. On Friday, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said Turkey's operation in Afrin had "de facto" begun with ...

World News Eleven killed, dozens injured in Turkey bus crash
Author: 0 Eleven killed, dozens injured in Turkey bus crash

The tour bus reportedly hit trees on the roadside of the Eskisehir-Bursa highway. The party was is believed to have been travelling from the capital Ankara. The driver and his assistant have been remanded in custody. Turkey has a dire road safety record with over one million accidents in 2016 and 7,300 people losing their lives, according to official statistics.

World News Local farmers protest against European Union palm oil ban
Author: 0 Local farmers protest against European Union palm oil ban

The E.U, which was the second largest export destination of Malaysian palm oil in 2017 after India, accounted for 12% of the commodity's overseas shipments. "The policies that the European Union is proposing to introduce will damage the rural communities of Malaysia and reduce household incomes", said Douglas Uggah Embas, deputy chief minister of Sarawak where many small landowners live.

World News World approval of Donald Trump's United States leadership drops to new low
Author: 0 World approval of Donald Trump's United States leadership drops to new low

The respondents were scattered across 134 countries. But while his overall grades have declined markedly between day-100 and day-365, Republican voters are happier with his performance now, the poll shows . The poll was conducted January 13 to 17, while the White House was reeling from reports that Trump blasted immigration from "s***hole" countries.