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Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 9

Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 9 The 1,464-foot long bridge was set to be completed in June as part of a highway connecting Bogota to the city of Villavicencio. One worker who witnessed the collapse told El Tiempo newspaper: "Everyone started shouting that the bridge was falling, I didn't have time to do anything and then I felt a blow to my head". [Full Article...]

Have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.

Have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test. Microsoft's score of 82.6 and Alibaba's grade of 82.4 beat out the human standard of 82.3. But now, Chinese tech giant Alibaba has announced that its own research into AI has produced a new first: a machine capable of reading faster and better than a human. [Full Article...]

Government ends Haj subsidy

Government ends Haj subsidy Every year more than 100,000 pilgrims travel from India to the Holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia for a spiritual journey that every faithful Muslim strives to make at least once in their lifetime. Muslim pilgrims were given the subsidy through concessionary airline fares. He added that the subsidy money would now be used for educating girl children from minority communities. [Full Article...]

DHS Chief Says Under Oath That Trump Used 'Tough Language' In Meeting

DHS Chief Says Under Oath That Trump Used 'Tough Language' In Meeting When host Chris Wallace asked again, she added, "It was an impassioned conversation, I don't recall that specific phrase being used". Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, reminded Nielsen at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on Tuesday that she was "under oath" and asked if he used that word or a "substantially similar" one. [Full Article...]

Rocket lands inside Indian Embassy in Kabul, All staff safe: Government

Rocket lands inside Indian Embassy in Kabul, All staff safe: Government Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said there was no fire as a result of the rocket hit. No fire or casualties. The rocket is said to have landed in the 14th Street of Wazir Akbar Khan close to Canadian Embassy in Kabul's PD10. [Full Article...]

Bengal business summit a waste of public money: WBPCC chief

Bengal business summit a waste of public money: WBPCC chief It will bring superior digital services in every home and enterprise. According to him, Bengal would be the first state to have such a plant. Day One of the summit garnered proposals worth Rs 17,000 crore, sources said. Rating Bengal highly, Ambani said, "Ease of doing of business is very high here". Executive vice-chairman and MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak said, "There is a mindset ch... [Full Article...]

Trump claims misquote over North Korea leader

Trump claims misquote over North Korea leader US officials have said the discussions will include whether to start intercepting North Korean shipping, which is certain to spark anger and threats from Pyongyang and could involve Canadian warships. The next day, the North Korean media calls Trump a "lunatic old man" and urges Americans to impeach him. "But the meeting will likely accomplish little", it said in an editorial. [Full Article...]

Sen. Lindsey Graham tells president how to fix immigration system

Sen. Lindsey Graham tells president how to fix immigration system USA immigration authorities said on Saturday that they will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program. [Full Article...]

Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says United States over 'shithole' comment

Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says United States over 'shithole' comment And as nearly everyone on Twitter has been quick to point out, if you need to tell people that you're not racist a lot...you're probably racist. The pro-Trump Breitbart News was among those running an account of Lowry's remarks. Asked what he thinks about people who think he is racist, Mr Trump said, "No, No". [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon to be questioned by House Intelligence Committee

Steve Bannon to be questioned by House Intelligence Committee The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confidants following the publication of Michael Wolff's " Fire and Fury ". Asked about Mr Trump's recent controversial comments about African countries , Mr Wolff said the President makes these kinds of comments all the time . [Full Article...]

Based Immigrant Deported To Mexico After 30 Years In US

Based Immigrant Deported To Mexico After 30 Years In US Homeland security officials on January 8 said they were terminating the Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans, who were allowed to live and work legally in the US after a pair of earthquakes struck the Central American nation in 2001. But Garcia's fate changed after the Trump administration accelerated immigration enforcement. Nevertheless, Jorge Garcia had to be removed, ICE agents said. [Full Article...]

Peter Madsen charged with 'submarine murder' of Kim Wall

Peter Madsen charged with 'submarine murder' of Kim Wall Members of The Danish Emergency Management Agency assist police in Copenhagen on August 23, 2017, in search of missing body parts of journalist Kim Wall close to the site where her torso was found on, August 21. Madsen's trial has been set for 8 March and a verdict is expected by 25 April. Prosecutors have previously said they believe Madsen may have killed Wall as part of a sexual fantasy. [Full Article...]

Haryana bans 'Padmavaat' citing concerns about law and order situation

Haryana bans 'Padmavaat' citing concerns about law and order situation Mr Vij said he had raised the issue in the last cabinet meeting and advised a ban. He claims that the film does not have even a micro-second of vulgarity, and contrary to unpopular belief, the film does not see Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmini (played by Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone respectively) share even a single frame together. [Full Article...]

Superb Suarez shows Madrid the power of an on-form forward

Superb Suarez shows Madrid the power of an on-form forward During the second half of the game, which saw the Catalan side extend their unbeaten run to 29 games in all competitions, left-back Alba became embroiled in a spat with one of the home supporters. However, Barca hit back through Paulinho before Suarez grabbed a double and Lionel Messi sealed the win in style with a stunning free-kick late on. [Full Article...]

Dolores O'Riordan was 'full of life' hours before death

Dolores O'Riordan was 'full of life' hours before death O'Riordan was found dead at a London hotel on Monday morning (local time) and officers initially described the death as "unexplained" but now say nothing suspicious had been found. A Cranberries reunion tour a year ago had to be cancelled because O'Riordan was suffering from a back problem. She later told an interviewer that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was struggling with th... [Full Article...]

U.S. officials warned Kushner about friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch

U.S. officials warned Kushner about friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch There is also concern that she was lobbying for a planned $100 million Chinese garden at the National Arboretum, paid for by the Chinese government, which had a 70-foot tower the intelligence community was anxious could be used for surveillance, WSJ reports. [Full Article...]

Romanian leu inches lower after PM resignation

Romanian leu inches lower after PM resignation Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose announced his resignation of Monday night, after six months in office, after the ruling Social Democrat Party leadership withdrew its political backing. Asked about the reasons behind Tudose losing support, Dragnea said "there was a conflict between the party and the government, and inside the government as well". [Full Article...]

What's Next For DACA? Immigration Attorney Weighs In

What's Next For DACA? Immigration Attorney Weighs In Congress and the White House shouldn't "let it stop the whole procedure", Manchin said in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation". On Sunday, they backtracked and challenged other senators' descriptions of the remarks. The fate of the program protecting almost 800,000 immigrants from deportation who were brought to the US illegally by their parents years ago when they were children is at the ... [Full Article...]

Top Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead

Top Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead Leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that could reignite ethnic tensions in the region. Serbian media reported that unknown assailants opened fire on Ivanović in front of the offices of his Citizens' Initiative party. [Full Article...]

4 officers shot in SC, suspect in custody

4 officers shot in SC, suspect in custody Investigators said two deputies and a York city police officer were hit. Deputies in York County, South Carolina responded to a domestic disturbance call at 10:10 p.m. The search for McCall then expanded to include other agencies and that's when three additional officers were shot, Farris said. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department assisted in the search for McCall, according to WBTV . [Full Article...]


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