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World News U.S. shutdown: Trump brags
Author: 0 U.S. shutdown: Trump brags "big win" and says: "Democrats caved"

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) accused the White House of pitting "kids against kids" when it made a decision to include funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program but not to fix the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, whose recipients are known as "Dreamers".

World News 'That's not for me': Oprah Winfrey rejects 2020 presidential run
Author: 0 'That's not for me': Oprah Winfrey rejects 2020 presidential run

I don't think she's going to run". Winfrey added, "I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign". For as much as everyone would love for Oprah Winfrey to save us all from our unfortunate reality by becoming President, the media icon is completely uninterested in our political daydreams.

Author: 0 Russian Federation nominates their Olympic figure skating team

However, she injured her shoulder during a pre-Olympic practice and had to withdraw. Fears the Russian flag would be barred from being displayed by fans during the Games, which begin on February 9, had arisen due to an International Olympic Committee list of "Prohibited and Restricted Items at Competition and non-Competition Venues" that included "flags of non-participating countries".

World News Indonesian Soldiers Drink Snake Blood, Head-Butt Bricks for James Mattis
Author: 0 Indonesian Soldiers Drink Snake Blood, Head-Butt Bricks for James Mattis

The other day some Indonesian special forces troops put on a snazzy exhibition for visiting Defense Secretary James Mattis . The press corps traveling with Mattis was expecting a standard hostage rescue drill and were totally unprepared for the fire walks, helicopter drills, and counter terrorist simulations which included attack dogs.

World News Ireland to lift Good Friday alcohol ban
Author: 0 Ireland to lift Good Friday alcohol ban

The amendment to the Intoxicating Liquor Act is expected to be signed off by President Michael D Higgins and in place for Good Friday this year. Publin.ie, an online bar guide, immediately began to organise a pub crawl on March 30 which will "give a history of the Good Friday prohibition and then toast its removal".

World News Trump Says He Is Willing to Speak Under Oath to Mueller
Author: 0 Trump Says He Is Willing to Speak Under Oath to Mueller

His spokeswoman Sarah Sanders declined comment on specific interviews but said the White House would not stand in the way of the probe. As to when it might happen, Mr Trump said: "Yesterday they were talking about two to three weeks". Dowd said he created the document to "summarize this extraordinary cooperation", arguing the administration has provided "unprecedented" transparency to the Russian Federation probes.

World News Afghanistan beat New Zealand to reach semi-finals
Author: 0 Afghanistan beat New Zealand to reach semi-finals

Afghanistan will now meet Australia in the first semifinal on Monday (January 29). In fact, the whole cricket-watching world would have taken note. However, Sandeep Patel castled Rahmanullah to give New Zealand their first breakthrough. The implosion started with a run-out though, with Rachin Ravindra dismissed for nought after attempting a quick, perhaps unnecessary single. Chasing a mammoth 310 to win, New Zealand crumbled under pressure and was bowled out for a paltry 107.

World News Court orders Brian Molefe to 'pay back the money'
Author: 0 Court orders Brian Molefe to 'pay back the money'

Political parties and Solidarity then filed a consolidated court application to challenge Eskom's decision to reappoint Molefe as CEO, as well as the approval of his R30-million pension payout. It was later discovered that on the same day, he submitted a request for early retirement. Solidarity general secretary Dirk Hermann, said the ruling paved the way for criminal prosecution.

World News Turkey's Erdogan Told Trump US Should Withdraw From Syria's Manbij
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Tensions between the US and Turkey surfaced during an apparently confrontational phone call between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The PM said it is "unacceptable" that such country, instead of protecting the borders of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is supporting the terror establishments, Anadolu Agency reported.

World News Brazil's Lula awaits ruling that will decide if he can run again
Author: 0 Brazil's Lula awaits ruling that will decide if he can run again

He still has the opportunity to appeal to a higher court and ultimately, the Superior Electoral Court [official website] renders the final decision for political candidates. Opponents of Lula, meanwhile, celebrated on Sao Paulo's main avenue with a giant blown-up figure of the ex-president dressed as a prison convict .

World News Facebook Just Lost a Privacy Court Fight to Its EU Arch-Enemy
Author: 0 Facebook Just Lost a Privacy Court Fight to Its EU Arch-Enemy

Europe's highest court cleared the way Thursday for a privacy suit against Facebook, but it said the Austrian plaintiff can not represent other users. So far as the status of consumer is concerned, the ECJ points out that the consumer forum applies, in principle, only where the contract between the parties has been concluded for the objective of a use of the relevant goods or services that is other than a trade or professional use.

World News Here's how to watch the 'super blue blood moon' next week
Author: 0 Here's how to watch the 'super blue blood moon' next week

A Supermoon means the moon is closest to the earth in it's orbit. The moon will begin to enter the dark umbra of the Earth's shadow around 6:48 am on January 31st and the eclipse will be in progress as the moon sets and the sun rises around 7:31 am in western North Carolina.

World News FCC: Person who sent false Hawaii missile alert refusing to cooperate
Author: 0 FCC: Person who sent false Hawaii missile alert refusing to cooperate

Fox News correspondent and former Navy fighter pilot Lea Gabrielle discusses the changes made by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency in the wake of the missile alert test that caused a wave of panic in Hawaii. "A missile attack is not a local responsibility". "We need to make some changes at least with respect to the kind of order that was issued in Hawaii".

World News Anti-Trump groups rally, march downtown on day after Women's March
Author: 0 Anti-Trump groups rally, march downtown on day after Women's March

One year after millions of marchers took to the street to reject the inauguration of Donald Trump , hundreds of thousands of protesters on Saturday poured through cities across the nation, and, indeed, the world. "So much is at stake, and women can make the difference for our children, our Dreamers, our environment and our economy". What happens in Las Vegas on Sunday won't stay in Las Vegas.

World News Philippine volcano raises fears of increased activity
Author: 0 Philippine volcano raises fears of increased activity

Hot red lava spewed out of the crater six times between 6.02am local time on Wednesday and 3am local time on today, according to PHIVOLCS. Philippine media show impressive images of the volcano spewing lava and ash plumes for the sixth time on Thursday, showing a pattern for the first time.

World News Macron makes a local weather change joke about Trump in Davos
Author: 0 Macron makes a local weather change joke about Trump in Davos

In his meetings with world leaders, Trump plans to discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal, North Korea and the anti-ISIS campaign, national security advisor H.R. "Walking into the lion's den is an apt metaphor". Mr Trump is set to address the forum on Friday. His message contrasted sharply with what will likely be Trump's.

World News High-speed chase ends in dramatic head-on crash near Phoenix
Author: 0 High-speed chase ends in dramatic head-on crash near Phoenix

A suspect emerges from a wrecked vehicle after crashing during a police chase, January 24, 2016. The chase ended in Tempe, Arizona when Tabel's auto slammed into another vehicle head-on and, as seen on helicopter video obtained by CNN, was shrouded in a cloud of smoke.

World News New England Patriots choose white jerseys for Super Bowl
Author: 0 New England Patriots choose white jerseys for Super Bowl

Following the Vikings loss to the Eagles in the NFC Championship game Sunday, fans from both organizations are carrying on the trend. "It's a lovely scene", Clement said. "Just being locked in and being with the guys was an awesome feeling". Foles had his best game in years, throwing for 352 yards and three touchdowns while completing 26 of his 33 pass attempts.

World News Pakistan Wins Second T20, Creates A Unique Record Of Its Own Kind
Author: 0 Pakistan Wins Second T20, Creates A Unique Record Of Its Own Kind

Pakistan beat NZ by 48 runs in Auckland and have levelled the T20 series 1-1. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur pleaded for his charges "not to fear anything and play with freedom" after the final one-day worldwide in Wellington. Kiwis lost the third wicket at 57 when Shadab Khan dismissed Bruce before New Zealand registered their first victory in three-match T20I series. New Zealand were bowled out with nine balls still to go, and, against all odds, Pakistan go into this tour's final ...

World News Rise In Crime In North Yorkshire
Author: 0 Rise In Crime In North Yorkshire

According to the Police Federation though, claims that crime was falling were a "smoke and mirrors" attempt at spin by the government. 37,443 knife crime offences, up 21%. Suffolk Constabulary said the increases were due to changes in crime classifications, which has combined harassment with stalking and added other types of burglary into the "domestic burglary" category.

World News CIA Director Mike Pompeo was interviewed by special counsel investigators
Author: 0 CIA Director Mike Pompeo was interviewed by special counsel investigators

Originally, the White House said it fired Comey based on his controversial handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation - but later, Trump said the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind when he made the decision. If Trump is questioned, he'll likely be grilled about his firing of FBI Director James Comey and Comey's claim that Trump asked him to stop investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .

World News Bill Richardson walks out on global advisory committee
Author: 0 Bill Richardson walks out on global advisory committee

Most refugees have fled to Bangladesh since late August a year ago following a brutal military crackdown in response to Rohingya militant attacks on security checkpoints in Rakhine on Aug. there were tears and sorrow everywhere". After documents and lists of people need to be exchanged between the two governments, Burma will then check the returnees to see if they are on the lists, said Ko Ko Thaw, an immigration officer at the reception camp in the northern part of Rakhine.

World News Trump Slaps Stiff Taxes on Imported Solar Cells, Washing Machines
Author: 0 Trump Slaps Stiff Taxes on Imported Solar Cells, Washing Machines

In a statement , the office of President Trump's US trade representative said "increased foreign imports of. solar cells and modules are a substantial cause of serious injury to domestic manufacturers". Mission Solar Energy said in a statement it is hiring 50 new employees. Chinese companies dominate the market for solar cells. The company laid of hundreds of employees from its Hillsboro manufacturing facility past year after its parent company, SolarWorld AG, filed for ...

World News Elton John Thanks Neil Diamond for Career Help
Author: 0 Elton John Thanks Neil Diamond for Career Help

John and Furnish married in 2014 and the couple are raising two sons, Zachary, 7, and Elijah, 5, who were born through a surrogate mother. "Our boys came into our life at a late time". From 2001, with the fantastic Songs from the West Coast, you could hear a new maturity in his work, connecting with his Seventies roots yet trying different approaches, following the interior logic of the song where once he might have piled up pop hooks.

World News LA County attempts to count the homeless
Author: 0 LA County attempts to count the homeless

It will be cold and damp and they will stay with friends or in the shelters", she said. Every year during the winter months, it is mandated for all shelters statewide to count their residents and on some calendar years, community members are required to go out and count the unsheltered homeless living on the streets.

World News Time edges closer to midnight as apocalypse looms
Author: 0 Time edges closer to midnight as apocalypse looms

The hypothetical countdown, which was introduced in 1947 and predicts the likelihood of a man-made global disaster, last reached two minutes to midnight in 1953 - when the U.S. "To call the world nuclear situation [and its immediacy] dire is to understate the danger", Rosner explained. The BAS also drew attention to "hyperbolic rhetoric and provocative actions" by both North Korea and the US, which it said "increased the possibility of nuclear war by accident or miscalculation".

World News Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman
Author: 0 Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

Another clue: her body was riddled with mercury - a standard treatment for syphilis from the late 15th to the 19th Century. Basel's Natural History Museum said Thursday that by matching DNA extracted from the mummy's toe with a living descendant, its experts led an worldwide team that identified the woman as Anna Catharina Bischoff, a member of a prominent Basel family who died in 1787 at the age of 68.

World News League tables: Free schools have best Progress 8 scores
Author: 0 League tables: Free schools have best Progress 8 scores

Official figures show one in eight mainstream secondary schools did not reach the expected scores in 2017. Many Banburyshire secondaries scored above the English state school average of 46.3, with Chipping Norton School getting the highest of 52.4.

World News Milan train crash kills three and injures dozens
Author: 0 Milan train crash kills three and injures dozens

They also show a team pulling a passenger from a tilted carriage, and trying to get to more people with ladders propped up against the windows. A fire brigade from the city's control room confirmed the crash has killed between three to five people.

World News Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House
Author: 0 Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House

For a year, the Guggenheim had exhibited " America " - the creation of contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan - in a public restroom on the museum's fifth floor for visitors to use. "Everything seems absurd until we die and then it makes sense", he added. It was not clear how the White House responded to the Guggenheim curator's offer.