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'Just magical': First same-sex marriage ceremonies held across Australia 'Just magical': First same-sex marriage ceremonies held across Australia
- January 10, 2018

Atfer voting a resounding "yes" in the postal vote survey in November past year, the history-making law allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in Australia passed one month ago, but today is the first day same-sex couples can be Wednesday. (more...)
New pictures of Princess Charlotte released on her first day at nursery New pictures of Princess Charlotte released on her first day at nursery
- January 09, 2018

The 2-year-old is shown on the steps of the palace in one photo and standing holding onto a rail in another. The nursery school, founded in 1964, is housed in a church hall just a short walk from Kensington Palace. On its website the school, rated as "outstanding" by government inspectors, describes itself as traditional, saying it "strives to maintain its ethos for high standards, excellence and good manners". (more...)
Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant
- January 09, 2018

No casualties have been reported so far. A fire officer said, "We will not grant permission to restore power and water supply to the studio, to ensure that they do not use the premises". According to a sessions court official, the judges presided over their respective courts as usual from 11 am. This is the sixth incident of fire reported in Mumbai , since the Kamala Mills fire incident on December 29, which claimed 14 lives. (more...)
Doylestown's Pink to perform National Anthem at Super Bowl LII Doylestown's Pink to perform National Anthem at Super Bowl LII
- January 09, 2018

Last year, Lady Gaga played the halftime gig after singing the anthem the year before. The singer has been vocal about her views on President Donald Trump and his response to the protests. His first halftime performance was 14 years ago at the 2004 Super Bowl, when he pulled a controversial move on stage, ripping a piece of Janet Jackson's costume off and exposing her breast to an audience of nearly 100 million viewers worldwide. (more...)
Saudi princes arrested for anti-austerity protest
- January 09, 2018

The protest, which is being described as a sit-in at the Qasr al-Hokm royal palace, was in opposition to the cuts in royal benefits, but also related to the murder conviction and execution of a cousin of theirs in 2016, calling for compensation for his death. (more...)
Fire and Fury book an act of fiction; author a fraud Fire and Fury book an act of fiction; author a fraud
- January 08, 2018

In the letter, Bannon apologizes to the president's son Donald Trump Jr., says that Trump is the only candidate that could have defeated the "Clinton apparatus" and claims that comments made in the book were not aimed at Trump Jr., but rather at Paul Manafort . (more...)
Trump Administration Wants $18 Billion to Build 'Big, Beautiful Wall' Trump Administration Wants $18 Billion to Build 'Big, Beautiful Wall'
- January 07, 2018

The $18 billion would expand the physical barrier on the US-Mexico border from its current 654 miles to almost 1,000 miles-about half of the total border. Trump is also asking for changes to the legal immigration system. A built in delay gives congress until March to come up with a resolution. An administration official confirmed the document was prepared at the request of congressional negotiators and said funding for the wall and other security measures must be part of any legislative ... (more...)
Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate
- January 06, 2018

Motshekga also highlighted that no-fee schools had made their mark in the 2017 matric exams and out shown fee-paying schools by producing 76 300 bachelor passes compared to 67 867 from fee paying schools. Motshekga also applauded three most rural provinces, namely Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo, which recorded an upward trend in their performances. (more...)
As Koreas agree to talk, China ups pressure on the North As Koreas agree to talk, China ups pressure on the North
- January 06, 2018

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters Thursday that the drills were suspended to accommodate the Games, not as a condition of talks between Pyongyang and Seoul . A map of two Koreas showing North Korea's capital Pyongyang and South Korea's capital Seoul is placed at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. (more...)
Erdogan invites French firms to join Turkey's progress
- January 06, 2018

Macron and Erdogan already met at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and at the UN General Assembly in NY in September, and held telephone talks leading to the release of two French journalists held in Turkey. built looking toward Europe and with Europe". The Turkish president said that despite the fact that the Turkey-EU process began decades ago, the country was not granted membership. (more...)
South African tourist killed in Egypt hot air balloon crash South African tourist killed in Egypt hot air balloon crash
- January 05, 2018

The balloon was travelling over the ancient city when it was forced off course and into a mountainous area by strong winds, according to reports. A health ministry spokesman said that two of the wounded were in serious condition. The balloon was carrying both Egyptians and foreign tourists, with the nationality of the latter not yet having been disclosed. Hot air balloon crashes have occurred in the region before. (more...)
Times Square will get permanent protective barriers Times Square will get permanent protective barriers
- January 03, 2018

Hundreds of new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around NY in an effort to block vehicles from hitting pedestrians after deadly attacks a year ago on crowds. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill will make it official this afternoon in Times Square. "They will also serve to delineate restricted areas and help streamline vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic in these areas". (more...)
'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue 'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue
- January 02, 2018

In 2009, Iran saw eight months of civil unrest when tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest Iran's disputed 2009 presidential election. Mr Rouhani described the United States president as an "enemy of the Iranian nation from the top of his head to his very toes" after Mr Trump said Iranians were "finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism". (more...)
Palestine recalls ambassador to Pakistan who attended rally alongside Hafiz Saeed Palestine recalls ambassador to Pakistan who attended rally alongside Hafiz Saeed
- January 02, 2018

Palestine on Saturday recalled its envoy to Pakistan for sharing the stage with 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed , with President Mahmoud Abbas directly intervening to order the recall after India strongly protested the envoy's action as "unacceptable". (more...)
Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan
- January 02, 2018

US-Pakistani ties, long contentious, have taken a nosedive under Trump, who in August declared that " Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos , violence and terror". United States officials told the newspaper that the Americans demanded access to the man who they feel might have valuable information about the whereabouts of at least one other American hostage. (more...)
Instagram will now add 'Recommended' posts to your feed Instagram will now add 'Recommended' posts to your feed
- January 01, 2018

Previously, users will have to go to the explore tab to see recommended posts , but the update has transferred these posts to the actual feed of the users. However, there is one fundamental difference between the hashtag feature and the new " recommended posts " feature. But unlike the hashtags feature, which is opt in (as you choose if you want to track hashtags and, if so, which ones), you can't really disable the new recommendations. (more...)
Iowa State holds on for win over Memphis in Liberty Bowl Iowa State holds on for win over Memphis in Liberty Bowl
- December 31, 2017

The play was called a fumble on the field and after review, the play stood as called. Memphis (10-3) drove to the Iowa State 40 on its next possession but lost the ball on downs when Riley Ferguson overthrew Phil Mayhue on fourth-and-10 with 1:52 remaining. (more...)
Jay-Z Teases Jay-Z Teases "Family Feud" Video with Beyonce and Blue Ivy
- December 30, 2017

In the clip, some celebrity guests make cameo appearances: namely, Blue Ivy and Beyoncé . In a teaser posted to Twitter , the clip finds Jay and Beyoncé in a confession booth. Beyonce then comes in with a warning about how "nobody wins when the family feuds ", and all we have to say is, we're so glad these two made up! The rapper owns the subscription-based streaming service and tends to keep his family's work exclusive to it as a result.Something as huge as the " Family Feud " ... (more...)
President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation
- December 30, 2017

Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney said Tuesday in an interview with MSNBC that he wants leaders of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to "purge" officials that he says are politically biased against President Trump . (more...)
Former Ballon d'Or Winner George Weah Thanks Liberia For Voting For Him Former Ballon d'Or Winner George Weah Thanks Liberia For Voting For Him
- December 29, 2017

The victor of the election will replace Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Africa's first democratically elected president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Liberians head to the polls to choose a leader in a closely contested runoff between the two candidates after seven weeks of delays caused by a legal challenge brought against the electoral commission by Boakai. (more...)
Date horror story: Woman rips pricey Andy Warhol artwork from walls Date horror story: Woman rips pricey Andy Warhol artwork from walls
- December 29, 2017

As indicated by court archives, the subsequent harm cost at any rate $300,000. A high-profile Texas attorney alleges that a woman destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art in his house, including two original Andy Warhol paintings, after getting drunk on a first date. (more...)
Jerusalem to Name Train Station After Trump Jerusalem to Name Train Station After Trump
- December 28, 2017

Earlier this month, Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital, a move that was widely condemned around the world but welcomed in Israel. The Jerusalem Post quoted the Israeli minister as saying, "The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I chose to name the train station that leads to it after President Trump , following his historic and courageous decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel". (more...)
'Let Us Celebrate' - Trump Rings In Kwanzaa 'Let Us Celebrate' - Trump Rings In Kwanzaa
- December 27, 2017

Provided photo The kinara, a seven-branched candleholder, sits among several symbols of Kwanzaa , a weeklong African-American cultural and historical celebration that began on Tuesday. He wasn't as enthusiastic about Kwanzaa in 2011. Kwanzaa ends January 1 with a feast and gifts. The candles - one black, three red and three green - each symbolize a different principle: unity ( umoja ), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics ... (more...)
County to begin collecting Christmas trees January 15 County to begin collecting Christmas trees January 15
- December 27, 2017

St. Petersburg residents may also drop off their undecorated trees at one of the city's five brush sites for free. We have a list of a few of them below - if your city or county is not listed check with your local officials. Wire, metal ornaments, tree stands and plastic bags should be removed from trees before they are discarded. Residents of apartments and condos should check with property managers on proper disposal of Christmas trees. (more...)
Two families displaced after mobile homes catch fire in northwest Charlotte Two families displaced after mobile homes catch fire in northwest Charlotte
- December 26, 2017

Like the fire on Harris Avenue, the occupants of Second Street safely escaped the house prior to the police department's arrival. Mohamed and his sister talked to the woman and calmed her down-she told Mohamed that she opened the back door to the home and saw smoke. (more...)
Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow subway Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow subway
- December 26, 2017

Police immediately ruled out a possibility of it being an attack, saying that they suspect a mechanical fault or that the driver lost control of the vehicle. Terrorism is not being considered, it is understood, but the driver was detained by police. Monday was a working day in Russian Federation because Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7, according to Reuters . (more...)
Woman dies in pit bull attack Woman dies in pit bull attack
- December 26, 2017

His brother rushed outside when he heard the commotion and was able to distract the dogs long enough to allow Johnny to rush inside and grab a pistol. Animal rights group PETA said that pit bulls are "the most abused dogs on Earth ". When deputies arrived, they saw the victims "had been savagely attacked by two pit bulls". (more...)
Multiple people killed in twin-engine plane crash in Florida Multiple people killed in twin-engine plane crash in Florida
- December 25, 2017

The pilot was identified as 70-year-old John Shannon, an attorney from Lakeland, Florida. According to an airport official, a plane went down and caught fire. "We are providing all of our resources to assist them with anything they need to help them get through this horrific tragedy", Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. (more...)
Suspicious package addressed to Secretary Mnuchin contained horse manure Suspicious package addressed to Secretary Mnuchin contained horse manure
- December 25, 2017

Authorities, including the Secret Service and a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad, responded , according to the TV station. No evacuations were ordered, but the street was closed while authorities examined the large box. Shortly after its discovery and inspection, the Christmas present was removed from the scene. Reports suggest that no one was evacuated from the area. (more...)
IL loses population, drops to 6th-largest state IL loses population, drops to 6th-largest state
- December 21, 2017

Wyoming saw the largest percentage decline. In all, 8,300 more people left Wyoming than moved to the state over the past year but new births meant that the total loss of population was less than that. California is by far the most populated with 39.5 million residents. Since Texas' population was already large, the state grew just 1.4 percent over the past year. (more...)
Left-Wing Parents Pull Kids from Connecticut Grade School Over Ivanka Trump Visit Left-Wing Parents Pull Kids from Connecticut Grade School Over Ivanka Trump Visit
- December 21, 2017

The unannounced Ivanka Trump school visit was a chance for Ivanka to discuss the important of career education. Ivanka, who was joined by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the visit, was still able gave her input on career education while in CT, despite the backlash. (more...)
Florida state Sen. Jack Latvala resigns over sex harassment allegations Florida state Sen. Jack Latvala resigns over sex harassment allegations
- December 21, 2017

The report released Tuesday also includes several other witness accounts of sexual misconduct by Latvala, a Republican who is also running for governor. "Resigning is the best thing he can do now for his constituents, colleagues and the state", Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement released Wednesday morning. (more...)
Trump Reportedly Considered Pulling Supreme Court Nomination After Gorsuch Criticized Him Trump Reportedly Considered Pulling Supreme Court Nomination After Gorsuch Criticized Him
- December 20, 2017

He also told aides that he knew of other judges who would want the position. In response to the news, Trump pushed back. Short told the Post he never considered the Gorsuch nomination to be in jeopardy, but he did appear to confirm the anecdote of the missing note. (more...)
3 militants killed in ISIS attack on Afghanistan's main spy agency 3 militants killed in ISIS attack on Afghanistan's main spy agency
- December 19, 2017

The gunmen, who launched their assault with a auto bomb and rocket-propelled grenades, were wearing police uniforms. A group of armed attackers entered an under-construction building in the National Directorate of Security training center in the Afshar area of Kabul, the Interior Ministry said. (more...)
Scarlett Johansson Makes a Surprise SNL Cameo as Ivanka Trump Scarlett Johansson Makes a Surprise SNL Cameo as Ivanka Trump
- December 18, 2017

Mueller III's deepening investigation into whether Trump colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The segment closed with Omarosa Manigault ( Leslie Jones ) playing the Apprentice theme on a boombox through the window. (more...)