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Westerville, Ohio officers killed in shooting Westerville, Ohio officers killed in shooting
- February 11, 2018

He added, that they "both gave their life for the protection of others and that's what they lived and breathed". Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted his support for the officers and their families. The city of Westerville is asking for prayers for the officers and their families. The names of the fallen police officers have not been released. (more...)
Tongan flag bearer once again marches at Opening Ceremony shirtless Tongan flag bearer once again marches at Opening Ceremony shirtless
- February 11, 2018

In 2016, the athlete competed in taekwondo. In an earlier post, Taufatofua joked : "My goal is to rest as long as possible while trying not to ski into a tree". He has since lost 15kg of fat and muscle, although he still weighs at least 20kg more than his competitors. One of the more remembered moments was the selfie that South Korean gymnast Lee Eun-ju took with North Korean gymnast Hong Un-jon. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi Uses Rajnath Singh's Speech To Counter Modi Rahul Gandhi Uses Rajnath Singh's Speech To Counter Modi
- February 11, 2018

BS Yeddyurappa did not only welcome Rahul Gandhi in a sarcastic way but he also felt that the Congress chief will fulfil BJP's dream of Congress mukht (free) Karantaka. "Why did you snatch the contract and give it to your friend?" Why did you destroy the bright future of Bengaluru youth? However, BJP in its reply to Rahul Gandhi's allegation has repeatedly said that making all the information regarding the defence deal was not in favour of the national security. (more...)
Israel Strikes Syrian Targets After Intercepting Iranian Drone Israel Strikes Syrian Targets After Intercepting Iranian Drone
- February 11, 2018

One of them was severely injured, while the other lightly. The plane was hit and crashed inside Israel . Claiming that this would limit Israeli Air Force activity in Syria. Two F-16 pilots ejected as the plane went down in northern Israel. Israel operates over 200 F-16I Sufa figher jets, which were acquired in 2004 and are heavily customized version of the Lockheed Martin F-16D Block 50/52. (more...)
All India Anti-Terrorist Front Condemns Sunjwan Camp Attack All India Anti-Terrorist Front Condemns Sunjwan Camp Attack
- February 11, 2018

Government minister Abdul Rehman Veeri told lawmakers in the area's legislative assembly that the gunbattle, which began early on February 10, continued into the afternoon. "The injured have been airlifted to military hospital in Satwari where they are being treated", Anand had said earlier. When the sentry bunker was sacked upon, the soldiers retaliated. (more...)
Police officer, two others injured in Trudeau motorcade crash Police officer, two others injured in Trudeau motorcade crash
- February 11, 2018

Government-sponsored billboards in Silicon Valley pitch: "H1-B Problems?" Political opponents and commentators have in the past complained that Mr Trudeau lacks the gravitas needed to be a national leader. Trudeau's vehicle did not stop. Several other USA technology companies are expanding into Canada. Google built its latest DeepMind artificial intelligence facility at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. (more...)
At least 18 killed as bus topples over in Hong Kong At least 18 killed as bus topples over in Hong Kong
- February 11, 2018

Rescuers work at the accident site where a double-decker bus overturned in New Territories in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, south China, Feb. A police spokesman said three women and 15 men were killed in the accident. KMB bus 872 rolled over during the incident on Tai Po Road on Saturday, though the cause of the crash remains unclear. (more...)
Three bodies recovered, two still missing in Hualien Three bodies recovered, two still missing in Hualien
- February 11, 2018

Numerous dead were staying at the Beauty Inn, located on the lower floors of the 12-story Yunmen Tsuiti building, which nearly entirely collapsed during the quake, according to Taiwan's official China News Agency. The president of Taiwan , Tsai Ing-wen, said authorities "would not give up" on disaster relief efforts. Rescue workers in Taiwan have been searching for Chinese tourists who were staying at the hotel in the 12-story building that partially collapsed on its lower floors. (more...)
Mandela foundation says South Africa's president must go Mandela foundation says South Africa's president must go
- February 11, 2018

The 75-year-old Zuma, who has resisted calls from party leaders to step down, has governed the country for a tumultuous nine year period that has been marked by economic decline and many allegations of corruption. Jailed for 27 years, the anti-apartheid leader addressed an ecstatic crowd from the balcony of Cape Town's City Hall on February 11, 1990 and was elected as South Africa's first black president four years later. (more...)
United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea
- February 11, 2018

President Trump has traded insults with North Korea's leader and has led efforts to slap sanctions on the country for its refusal to yield to global pressure to halt its nuclear weapons program. A survey past year by the government-run Korea Institute for National Unification found just over 70% of South Koreans in their 20s now oppose rather than support reunification. (more...)
Philippines to ask airlines to bring Filipinos home after Kuwait deaths Philippines to ask airlines to bring Filipinos home after Kuwait deaths
- February 11, 2018

I can not stomach this. The abuse of many Filipino women workers are often Duterte's topic in his speeches. Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello had in January ordered the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration "to stop the processing and issuance of overseas employment certificates (OECs) to all Kuwait-bound workers pending the investigation of the cause of deaths of the Filipino workers". (more...)
North and South Korea enter Winter Olympics as one
- February 11, 2018

Some North Korean experts believe tough United Nations sanctions that are cutting off most of the isolated North's sources of revenue have added pressure on Pyongyang to engage further with Seoul . South Korea treated the ferry as an exception to maritime sanctions it imposed on the North so it could transport the artists to the South. It was evident from the multiple pictures emerging from the event that Pence indeed made no discernible effort to acknowledge or engage with the ... (more...)
Soggy weekend weather could cause flooding issues Soggy weekend weather could cause flooding issues
- February 11, 2018

The main concern on Sunday will be continued flooding in creeks and some rivers, which could cause roads to become flooded. "Several rounds of of rain with pockets of heavy downpours will be pushing across the mid-state today , tonight , through Sunday morning, with the potential to drop 2-4" of rain. (more...)
Winter Olympics: First gold goes to Sweden, Koreas in spotlight Winter Olympics: First gold goes to Sweden, Koreas in spotlight
- February 11, 2018

Women's cross-country 7.5/7.5km skiathlon gold medalist Charlotte Kalla , of Sweden, center, applauds as silver medalist Marit Bjoergen , of Norway, reacts during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea, Saturday, Feb. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Arbitration Court dismisses 47 appeals from Russian athletes, coaches Winter Olympics: Arbitration Court dismisses 47 appeals from Russian athletes, coaches
- February 10, 2018

However, the Kremlin expressed regret over the rejection of the late appeal. The exact composition of the Russian contingent has been shrouded in uncertainty for months, and even as the fate of almost four dozen Russian athletes was being considered by CAS, some competitions here had already begun, including figure skating, freestyle skiing and curling. (more...)
Trump on Porter: 'We wish him well' Trump on Porter: 'We wish him well'
- February 10, 2018

In total, that is at least five members of the Trump administration who have run into security clearance issues in the a year ago, three of whom have now lost the jobs they should never have had in the first place. "Well, let me say, we're standing at Yokota Air Force Base in Japan; we're on our way to the Olympics". The incident is another embarrassing staffing setback for Trump, who has lost many top aides in his first 13 months in office. (more...)
In Context: John Kelly's remarks on 'lazy' immigrants and DACA In Context: John Kelly's remarks on 'lazy' immigrants and DACA
- February 10, 2018

CNN reports that Trump's comments came at the same time Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Senate leader Chuck Schumer used separate news conferences to tout "the progress on the talks and [to make] clear a deal was close". (more...)
Top Dem's Secret Communication With Russian Oligarch Exposed Top Dem's Secret Communication With Russian Oligarch Exposed
- February 10, 2018

Trump tweeted about a Fox News story reporting that previous year Warner had exchanged text messages with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch in a bid to make contact with Christopher Steele , the former British intelligence officer who authored the famous memos detailing alleged Russian efforts to compromise Trump. (more...)
Assemblywoman, #MeToo Advocate Accused of Sexual Misconduct Assemblywoman, #MeToo Advocate Accused of Sexual Misconduct
- February 10, 2018

The crusade has reached a crescendo in recent months, homing in on sexual harassment. She was one of the woman who signed an open letter in 2017 decrying sexual harassment of women by powerful men in California government. Politico reported Thursday that Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia , D-Bell Gardens, cornered the employee at a legislative softball game in 2014, began stroking his back, squeezed his butt and attempted to grab his crotch before he extricated himself. (more...)
Memphis Grizzlies: 5 takeaways from frustrating trade deadline Memphis Grizzlies: 5 takeaways from frustrating trade deadline
- February 10, 2018

Evans has shared desire to stay in Memphis , but at least seven teams showed interest him at the deadline, and a bidding war could be looming. Denver offered Memphis either Emmanuel Mudiay and a second round pick, or an expiring contract and multiple second round picks. (more...)
Boston Celtics get much-needed overtime win against Washington Wizards Boston Celtics get much-needed overtime win against Washington Wizards
- February 10, 2018

He has finished each of his last six seasons with a scoring average in double figures. "Where I stand with that, too". Wall's absence is not a good thing. "We always say the motto is 'next man up, no matter what.' We moved the ball well early in the season, we just couldn't make shots and we couldn't defend at all". (more...)
Storm to clobber US Midwest with snow and frigid temperatures Storm to clobber US Midwest with snow and frigid temperatures
- February 10, 2018

In the Chicago area, snow will start during the Thursday-evening commute, but the most significant impacts are expected for the Friday-morning rush. Today|Snow this morning will give way to lingering snow showers this afternoon. Airlines also have cancelled hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports. (more...)
One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta
- February 10, 2018

Price said the 26-year-old officer's wife is pregnant and expecting their second child any day. The suspect was shot and killed by police on the scene, which was inside a home on St. The brother of the sheriff's deputy in surgery, a pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in the town of Griffin, told local WSB-TV that he had been struck by a bullet that went through his body armor and struck a lung. (more...)
Duterte orders halt to purchases of Canada copters, US arms Duterte orders halt to purchases of Canada copters, US arms
- February 10, 2018

Known for his impromptu decisions and public outbursts, the Philippine president declared in a nationally televised news conference that he wants the helicopter deal, and purchases of unspecified USA weapons, halted. "Do not push it through and somehow, we will look for another supplier". The Liberal government has previously been criticized for approving arms exports to countries with questionable human-rights records, most notably the massive deal for light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. (more...)
The Supreme Court won't save Pennsylvania's congressional map The Supreme Court won't save Pennsylvania's congressional map
- February 10, 2018

Chief Justice Thomas Saylor, a Republican , wrote a dissenting opinion that said the majority opinion overstepped by giving "too much discretion to the judiciary to discern violations in the absence of proof of intentional discrimination". (more...)

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