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Women's March On Washington Expands With 600 'Sister Marches' Across The Globe

But they agreed women need to be vigilant about standing up for their rights and that one way to do that would be to join a national march on Washington the day after Trump is sworn in as the nation's 45th president. According to the Women's March on Washington website , an estimated 735,070 people will participate in the US and worldwide sister marches . The march, which is billed as the b... [Full Article...]

Paris Conference Creates Momentum for Palestine's Int'l Recognition - Ambassador

Described as "cordial" in January 14 communique from the Vatican, the discussion between the two began by making note of the good relations they enjoy, which were "sealed" by a Global Agreement made by them in 2015 recognizing the "essential aspects" of the life and activity of the Church in Palestine. [Full Article...]

Photos claim to show Japanese whalers in Australian waters

In July 2015, the Sea Shepherd was fined US$2.55 million for harassing the Japanese whaling fleet . Japan's Whaling affairs division of its Fishery Agency said it was aware of the Sea Shepherd statement and photographs, but said it would hold off on commenting until it gets a report of its own from the Japanese vessel. [Full Article...]

Samsung heir-apparent returns home after overnight questioning

Samsung heir-apparent returns home after overnight questioning On Friday, prosecutors grilled Lee in a marathon 22 hour session. Lee isn't the only Samsung exec that has been brought in for questioning. Her friend, Choi, who is in detention and facing her own trial, has also denied wrongdoing. "There is nothing further that I can say in that regard". Samsung - the biggest contributor to the foundations - is also accused of separately providing millions of... [Full Article...]

Bahrainis protest over fears for three convicts on death row

Bahrainis protest over fears for three convicts on death row The official statement said : "The execution, by a firing squad, took place in the presence of a judge, Public Prosecution representatives, the prison commandant, a physician and a preacher as stipulated by the law". Activists took to the streets Sunday to protest the death sentence. Maya Foa, a director of global human rights group Reprieve, said: "It is nothing short of an outrage - and a disg... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces retake Mosul's university from 'Islamic State'

Iraqi forces retake Mosul's university from 'Islamic State' Iraqi forces say they have also secured three of Mosul's five bridges. Iraq's special forces have largely been leading the push in Mosul's east, while the Iraqi army has been advancing in the north of the city. While the ISIS has in the past too destroyed bridges to stop the advancement of Iraqi troops, the forces were still able to make inroads by building temporary floating structures to cro... [Full Article...]

Princess Margaret's Former Husband Lord Snowdon Dies at 86

Princess Margaret's Former Husband Lord Snowdon Dies at 86 His family confirmed the news in a statement to Camera Press , revealing that the photographer died peacefully at home. Buckingham Palace also said that Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret's sister, had been told that he died. Armstrong-Jones was the first commoner in a long while to marry a King's daughter. He was known to ride a motorbike, had divorced parents, was born without a title and frequentl... [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama Tears Up While Giving Final Speech As First Lady

Michelle Obama Tears Up While Giving Final Speech As First Lady The participants were surprised and emotional. "Kids are my heart", Michelle said. The First Lady of United States of America also chose to surprise people by showing up in front of them after they were done talking to the camera. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964 and is one of the most respected First Ladies of the US. Michelle Obama herself stepped out from behin... [Full Article...]

Sainsbury's Christmas Profits Increased thanks to Online Sales

The Argos digital stores within Sainsbury's supermarkets are performing well, while online sales continue to increase. "It is too soon to say whether it delivers within a Sainsbury's supermarket but that's not to say it was the wrong decision". [Full Article...]

Dairy Queen Owner Makes Racist Insults Against Customer, Loses Business

Dairy Queen Owner Makes Racist Insults Against Customer, Loses Business The owner was not charged with any wrongdoing and Dairy Queen initially said that he would undergo sensitivity training. In a statement , Dairy Queen denounced Crichton's behavior, calling it " inexcusable, reprehensible and unacceptable ", Chicago's local ABC affiliate reports. [Full Article...]

BSF Jawan's mother says he raised issue for fellow soldiers

Watery daal , burnt parathas and poor food arrangements were exposed by the BSF jawan in his video. One of the videos shot by the jawan shows him standing in icy weather in a snow-carpeted area in clothes that do not look like created to withstand the cold. [Full Article...]

U.S. sanctions five Russian officials over human rights violations

The UK authorities accuse Lugovoi and Kovtun of killing former Russian security officer Alexander Litvinenko in London. The Treasury and the Department of State announced in a press release that they will add other three names on their so-called Magnitski list - Aleksandr Bastrikin, the chairman of the Investigative Russian Committee, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun. [Full Article...]

Bill, Hillary Clinton cheered at Broadway performance of 'The Color Purple'

Bill, Hillary Clinton cheered at Broadway performance of 'The Color Purple' After the show, actress Patrice Covington gave a speech, telling the audience, "There's a lot of really awesome famous and notable people here today". Swing states are sometimes referred to as "purple states" during elections, and her wardrobe selection was said to have acknowledged that. When Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a showing of Hamilton in November, he was greeted with res... [Full Article...]

McDonald's Agrees to Sell 80% of China Business to Chinese-US Consortium

As part of its turnaround plan announced in May of 2015, McDonald's committed to refranchising 4,000 restaurants by the end of 2018, with the long-term goal of becoming 95% franchised. McDonald's said in March it was reorganizing operations in the region, which includes China, Hong Kong and South Korea. In November 2016, Yum Brands said it has completed the separation of the Yum China Busin... [Full Article...]

Iraqi Special Forces get to Tigris River in militant-held Mosul

It was the first time Iraqi forces in the city itself have reached the river, which bisects Mosul, since the offensive to drive out the Islamic State was launched in October. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had promised that his forces would rid Iraq of "IS" by the end of 2016 but later said that eliminating the jihadists would take several more months. [Full Article...]

A US Consulate Official Was Filmed Being Shot In Mexico

A US Consulate Official Was Filmed Being Shot In Mexico Surveillance video of Friday's attack shows the suspect trailing the American official into a city parking lot, then firing at him after he got into his vehicle. A surveillance video recording taken at the scene of the crime shows the gunman following the unnamed USA official into a garage, meaning the attack was likely intentional. [Full Article...]

Charles Manson seriously ill, moved from prison to hospital

Charles Manson seriously ill, moved from prison to hospital Manson, now 82, was sent to prison for life after the murders of nine people in 1969. A court in 1971 found the murders were carried out by Manson's followers at his instruction. With his trademark swastika tattoo and total lack of remorse-indeed, he repeatedly justified his crimes to interviewers-Manson and his crimes have inspired countless TV shows, movies, songs and books. [Full Article...]

Julie Bishop backs Israel rather than the USA over United Nations resolution

Julie Bishop backs Israel rather than the USA over United Nations resolution In a speech ostensibly about peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary Kerry paid lip service to the unremitting campaign of terrorism that has been waged by the Palestinians against the Jewish state for almost a century. For the last six years, President Obama stood by and witnessed the slaughter of 500,000 Syrians. They would make a contiguous Palestinian state impossible. [Full Article...]

Drizzly start for first Monday of 2017

Drizzly start for first Monday of 2017 Showers and few thunderstorms have been moving across the area, temperatures have been mild. By the end of the week, highs will live in the low 20s; overnights could see wind chill values in the single digits. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. "We could see anywhere from 1" to 2" of rain by Monday evening. Friday night: Mostly cloudy; low of 19. [Full Article...]

Ram Gopal declares Akhilesh SP prez, Mulayam says unconstitutional

Ram Gopal declares Akhilesh SP prez, Mulayam says unconstitutional The father-son duo had been having trouble after Amar Singh rejoined the party earlier this year; but differences over selection of party candidates proved to be the proverbial last straw. "Not only is the convention against the party's constitution and the discipline of the party, it has been organised to cause harm to the party". Ramgopal claimed that Akhilesh has been elected national preside... [Full Article...]


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