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Speedboat carrying tourists in Thailand explodes, injuring passengers

Speedboat carrying tourists in Thailand explodes, injuring passengers The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) has urged local hospitals to spare no efforts to treat the injured and Thai police to find out the cause of the accident as soon as possible, according to CNTA head Li Jinzao. The boat exploded at Viking Cave Koh Phi Phi at 11:30am today (Jan 14). The captain slowed down the boat to check the engine area. He shut the valve of the tank to examine it ... [Full Article...]

President Trump says 'DACA is probably dead'

President Trump says 'DACA is probably dead' Trump also said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. His comments followed four tweets on the same topic on Saturday. The White House has not denied that Trump said the word "shithole", though Trump did push back on some depictions of the meeting. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. [Full Article...]

Republican legislators unveil new U.S. immigration Bill

Republican legislators unveil new U.S. immigration Bill California Sen. Kamala Harris, who has been pressing her Democratic colleagues to insist on a "clean" DACA solution, said she understands the need for border security, but "the idea of a wall is ridiculous". "There's no bill in the House that could get 300 votes very easily, so we are very happy to negotiate from this bill, that I think will have broad-based support within the Republican con... [Full Article...]

False ballistic missile threat emergency alert sent to Hawaiian phones, TV

False ballistic missile threat emergency alert sent to Hawaiian phones, TV In a news conference Saturday, Hawaii Gov. David Ige promised to evaluate the system to make sure nothing like this happens again. Hawaiians scrambled to find shelter. Kelowna resident Renee Wasylyk was enjoying breakfast near Poipu Beach this morning when a high-pitched buzz from her cell phone alerted her, and others around her, to an incoming "ballistic missile threat". [Full Article...]

Surveillance act passed despite Trump 'abuse' tweet

Surveillance act passed despite Trump 'abuse' tweet The U.S. could push back if the European Union threatened the continuing operation of the Privacy Shield. Sixty-five Democratic representatives joined 191 Republicans to ensure the continuation of Section 702 of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act), which allows for the warrantless collection of electronic communications of individuals outside the United States and their contacts, incl... [Full Article...]

African countries demand Donald Trump apology over slur

African countries demand Donald Trump apology over slur The book, which has sparked sharp criticisms among Trump's opponents and the White House, suggested that the USA president was mentally unfit to run the country and also heavily criticised the Trump's presidency. Dr Jackson, who also provided care for President Barack Obama and became a White House physician in 2006, is expected to provide a detailed readout of the exam on Tuesday and answer q... [Full Article...]

Is Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) Going to Burn These Institutional Investors?

Is Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) Going to Burn These Institutional Investors? The company's stock had a trading volume of 213,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 423,378. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 19.47% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. Congress Asset Mngmt Comm Ma owns 127,071 shares. Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 38 insider sales for $950.72 million activity. [Full Article...]

Dreamers allowed to apply for renewal of DACA protections

Dreamers allowed to apply for renewal of DACA protections The president also said that there will be no more diversity lottery visa. By stipulating that there would be no relief for DREAMers without a major overhaul of the immigration system, Trump is upping the ante to get what he wants on border security and immigration reform by separating DACA from the spending bill. [Full Article...]

No Contact Made By CJI Dipak Mishra With Four Judges Yet

No Contact Made By CJI Dipak Mishra With Four Judges Yet A move that is termed first of its kind in the history of Indian judiciary , four senior-most Supreme Court of India (SCI) judges - Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph here on Friday held a press conference in which they said that unless the institution is preserved, democracy will not survive in the country. [Full Article...]

Police find body in hunt for dad's crossbow killer

Police find body in hunt for dad's crossbow killer Humberside Police have said they are urgently searching for Andrew Lawrence, 55, in connection with the case. "We believe he is still in the country", Detective Chief Superintendent Judi Heaton said. "Obviously, my deep heart-felt sympathies go out to the family of those involved". We want to say thank you to the public for their assistance in our investigation so far. [Full Article...]

'Why would Norwegians come?' Twitter blows up at Trump's s***hole slur

'Why would Norwegians come?' Twitter blows up at Trump's s***hole slur Norwegians have expressed solidarity with and several other African nations by saying they do not want to go to the U.S., describing it using the alleged words of Donald Trump as a "s***hole". The reality TV star-turned-politician then went to wistfully talk about Norway's secret power: water. Last September, the USA was present as an observer when environment ministers from about 30 countri... [Full Article...]

Goodlatte offers DACA deal; Virginia Tech grad and DACA beneficiary reacts

Goodlatte offers DACA deal; Virginia Tech grad and DACA beneficiary reacts Trump last week rejected a bipartisan proposal offered him by three Republican and three Democratic senators to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program to protect the young immigrants from deportation. The deal is sure to draw fire from both the left and right. Villalobos is a graduate of Centennial High School and UC Santa Barbara and a DACA recipient. [Full Article...]

COLOMBIA: ELN Affirms That Attacks Must Go On, Especially In Arauca

COLOMBIA: ELN Affirms That Attacks Must Go On, Especially In Arauca Colombia's chief government negotiator in peace talks with the nation's last remaining rebel group said Thursday officials are still committed to reaching a new cease-fire agreement despite fresh guerrilla attacks that put a pause on the dialogue. [Full Article...]

Evert tips Halep for Slam success in Melbourne

Evert tips Halep for Slam success in Melbourne The grand slam starts on January 15. Tsitsipas is a former junior No. 1, but he never did win a junior Grand Slam title. "I feel ready to start", Halep said. Roger Federer is no stranger to performing superhuman feats on the tennis court so it wasn't a surprise when he and Milos Raonic were joined by a couple of superheroes during "Kids Day" ahead of the Australian Open . [Full Article...]

Central AL Forecast - Cold Sunday with Snow Potential Tuesday

Central AL Forecast - Cold Sunday with Snow Potential Tuesday Another arctic blast behind the snow. "Looks like everyone will receive between 1-2" with widespread snow expected in the afternoon. Even colder temperatures arrive by Tuesday morning as wind chills cold be as cold as -15 to -20 degrees out the door and at the bus stop. [Full Article...]

Citing Court Order, Trump Administration Resumes Accepting DACA Renewal Applications

Citing Court Order, Trump Administration Resumes Accepting DACA Renewal Applications In his first message, the president that "the Democrats are all talk and no action". Here in the earliest weeks of 2018, the worldview that last gained wide acceptance almost a century ago has found perhaps its most succinct expression yet - distilled, this time, to a pungent question from President Trump: Why should the United States take in immigrants from "shithole countries" in Afric... [Full Article...]

Hess Corp (NYSE:HES) Sentiment Worsened, Because

Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,464 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 167 shares during the last quarter. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, November 21 by Piper Jaffray. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lowered its stake in shares of Hess Corp. [Full Article...]

Team Europe fight back to retain EurAsia Cup in Kuala Lumpur

Team Europe fight back to retain EurAsia Cup in Kuala Lumpur Members of Team Europe pose with the trophy after winning the EurAsia Cup 2018 at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , on January 14, 2018. Thomas Bjorn's side won seven of the first eight matches to put the result beyond doubt. Pieters then holed a seven-foot putt at the 15th to regain the lead and then won the next hole to ensure his team would retain the trophy. [Full Article...]

South Africa's Deputy President dumps Raila

South Africa's Deputy President dumps Raila Last week, the City Press reported that Ramaphosa's backers were planning for him to take over from Zuma much earlier, in order for the ANC president to deliver the State of the Nation Address next month. Zuma deeply split the ANC, and Mr. Ramaphosa has been pressured by Opposition parties and some ANC members to recall Mr. Zuma as President. He promised to redouble the efforts of the ANC to b... [Full Article...]

Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election in May vote

Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election in May vote Haider al-Abadi, who comes from Iraq's Shiite majority, assumed office in 2014, weeks after IS stormed across northern and central Iraq. Abadi is credited for quickly rebuilding the army and defeating Islamic State in its main Iraqi stronghold, Mosul, last July, with strong assistance from a USA -led coalition. [Full Article...]


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