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Global Brigitte Bardot slams 'hypocritical and ridiculous' #MeToo movement
Author: 0 Brigitte Bardot slams 'hypocritical and ridiculous' #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement has taken Hollywood by a storm. "Describing her own experiences as a long-serving figure in the entertainment industry, Brigitte suggested she "found it charming" when a producer would comment on her appearance or, as she put it, "[tell me] that I was attractive or I had a nice little backside".

Global Facebook to examine claims of Russian Federation interference in Brexit vote
Author: 0 Facebook to examine claims of Russian Federation interference in Brexit vote

An independent investigation by the Guardian newspaper revealed that more than 400 bogus Twitter accounts run by the Russian agency have tried to meddle in British politics. This is rather important information because it explains why he continues to pursue the Russia story even though his own government concluded earlier that it has found no evidence of successful Russian interference in the Brexit referendum .

Global Dates announced for Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland Assembly polls
Author: 0 Dates announced for Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland Assembly polls

Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said the counting in the three states will be held on March 3 . Adding to this official said, "One of the reasons is that for the last few years, the model code of conduct has been brought into effect with the EC announcing the dates".

Global Insane head-on boat collision caught on camera
Author: 0 Insane head-on boat collision caught on camera

A salmon fisherman who had to jump into the water along with other passengers to save his life is now suing a motorboat driver after his vessel crashed into his. Realising a crash was inevitable, they all end up jumping into the icy waters of the Columbia River in Oregon . Maess states in court documents that he still deals with pain from jumping off the boat, which caused injuries to his knee, arm, shin, ankle and side of his head.

Global Wounded officer dies after York County officer-involved shooting
Author: 0 Wounded officer dies after York County officer-involved shooting

Doty ". Doty had been with the department for over 11 years. Shortly after 3:30 a.m., McCall fired again, and officers returned fire, Faris said. York County Detective Michael Doty (above) died Wednesday after he was shot by Christian Thomas McCall, 47, during an hours-long manhunt Tuesday morning.

Global Uzbeks killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno
Author: 0 Uzbeks killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno

A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said . 55 passengers and 2 drivers were inside the bus and only 5 people managed to flee the fire. A photograph taken later showed the vehicle completely charred. The bus was headed from the Russian city of Samara on the Volga river to the town of Shymkent in southern Kazakhstan, the ministry said.

Global Pope Francis Weeps With Sex Abuse Victims as Protests Continue in Chile
Author: 0 Pope Francis Weeps With Sex Abuse Victims as Protests Continue in Chile

More than fifty people were arrested, authorities said. Despite the pain and division associated with the territory, Pope Francis called on the people of southern Chile to work toward building unity and resist attempts at uniformity. "As if growing up means accepting injustice, believing that nothing can be done, that this is the way things have always been", he said on Wednesday, during the second full day of his January 15-18 visit to Chile.

Global Facebook photo showing murder weapon helps police to arrest friend-killer
Author: 0 Facebook photo showing murder weapon helps police to arrest friend-killer

That friend dropped a dime on Antoine. The picture of the pair, which was taken hours before Ms Gargol's death, was posted on Antoine's own facebook page and found by the police during a two-year investigation. Antoine was initially charged with second-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter inside a Saskatoon courtroom. This put her on the radar of investigators, who found the selfie, and eventually arrested her past year.

Global United States will consider Turkey's concerns about PKK: Tillerson
Author: 0 United States will consider Turkey's concerns about PKK: Tillerson

Billed as the Trump administration's new strategy on Syria, the announcement will prolong the risks and redefine the mission for the US military, which has for years sought to define its operations in Syria along more narrow lines of battling Islamic State and has about 2,000 USA ground forces in the country.

Global Vietnam files third complaint against U.S. at WTO
Author: 0 Vietnam files third complaint against U.S. at WTO

Australia filed a trade complaint against Canada on Tuesday, accusing the North American nation of placing "discriminatory" regulations on the sale of wine imported from overseas. But Canberra's objection also targets policies in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, as well as federal measures, which "appear to discriminate against imported wine", allegedly in violation of a WTO agreement.

Global Led Coalition Goes Ahead With Training New Border Force in Syria
Author: 0 Led Coalition Goes Ahead With Training New Border Force in Syria

He called President Assad a brutal murderer of his own people who can never provide long-term stability. Tillerson , in a speech at Stanford University, called for "patience" on Assad's departure, the clearest indication yet of an acknowledgment that the Syrian president has managed to hold on to power with the help of Russian Federation and Iran as his forces battle anti-government insurgents funded by Western governments and rich Arab Gulf states.

Global Philippines set to water down free speech protections in constitution
Author: 0 Philippines set to water down free speech protections in constitution

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said earlier on Tuesday that by selling PDR to those entities, Rappler had given foreigners "the power to negatively control the company" without them holding any of its shares. Third, its web audience and brand renown are sure to have surged, making Rappler even more influential and, for its investors, more valuable. The ruling followed setbacks suffered by other Philippine news organisations which have criticised Duterte's war on drugs that has ...

Global Danish cops have charged all 1000
Author: 0 Danish cops have charged all 1000

Then, the information was sent through the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) to Danish police , who initiated their own investigation under the name "Umbrella". Those facing charges range in age from 15 years to people in their 20s, Kjaerside said. While this kind of revenge is undoubtedly a condemnable action, whether all those people who hit the "like" and "share" buttons also should be perceived as accomplices is still a matter of debate.

Global Detroit man deported after 30 years in U.S.; leaves wife and kids
Author: 0 Detroit man deported after 30 years in U.S.; leaves wife and kids

On Jan. 15 - the day on which the USA celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. "It's another example of the tone-deafness of this administration". "All they know is their dad is gone and they don't know when they're going to see him again", Cindy Garcia said. Cindy is working to get Jorge back into the United States, but it could take up to 18 months just to get a hearing.

Global United States lawmaker proposes ban on Huawei and ZTE
Author: 0 United States lawmaker proposes ban on Huawei and ZTE

Even if the bill passes, ZTE and Huawei will still be able to sell their smartphones and service in the United States without restrictions, but many companies that are doing business with the USA government will certainly avoid them. I realize the importance for national security, and the United States govt. doesn't want China tracking U.S. citizens, but Huawei phones are now available on basically all major carriers outside of the USA (45 of the world's top 50 carriers, to be exact) ...

Global Safety Officers Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch
Author: 0 Safety Officers Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch

Plans for the garden contain a tall tower, which officials say could be used for surveillance. Murdoch's spokesman told the Journal that she "has absolutely no knowledge of any garden projects funded by the Chinese government". The White House described Kushner's meeting with U.S. security as "routine" and said none of the people involved had been accused of wrongdoing. When reports emerged that she may have been linked with Tony Blair while she was married, British security officials ...

Global Mayon volcano erupts in Philippines
Author: 0 Mayon volcano erupts in Philippines

More than 5,000 evacuated the area on Saturday and Sunday as officials raised the alert level due to the possibility of a hazardous eruption . Authorities advised people to cover their noses and mouths with a damp, clean cloth or dust mask if they were exposed to ash from the eruptions, and said aircraft must avoid flying close to the volcano's summit.

Global Freedom House reduces Turkey's status to 'not free' in annual report
Author: 0 Freedom House reduces Turkey's status to 'not free' in annual report

Freedom House President Michael Abramowitz said in the report that democratic governments allow people to help set the rules to which all must adhere, and have a say in the direction of their lives and work. Freedom House rated 88 countries as "free", 58 as " partly free " and 49 as "not free" in 2017. With 30 points out of a possible 100, Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) is also ranked partly-free, as was Georgia in Armenia's north.

Global Peter Madsen charged with murder and dismemberment of Swedish journalist Kim Wall
Author: 0 Peter Madsen charged with murder and dismemberment of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

In a tragic case that shocked the public, the remains of 30-year-old Wall were found in Køge Bay off Copenhagen , weighed down by metal objects, after she vanished while interviewing Madsen on his submarine on August 10th. Prosecutors alleged Mr Madsen either cut Ms Wall's throat or strangled her, describing the case as "very unusual and extremely gross". Madsen has claimed Wall's death was an accident, though he originally told investigators that he had dropped Wall off on land on August 10.

Global Palestinian president calls Trump peace offer 'slap of the century'
Author: 0 Palestinian president calls Trump peace offer 'slap of the century'

However, The New York Times reported earlier that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have attempted to offer Abbas a deal that would likely not be popular among Palestinians because they would not be given East Jerusalem for their capital Palestinian refugees and their descendants wold not be given the right to return.

Global USA faced defeat on global level: Hassan Rouhani
Author: 0 USA faced defeat on global level: Hassan Rouhani

His comments on Sunday came just days after US President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw from the deal if its "disastrous flaws" were not fixed. Russia's foreign minister has condemned Donald Trump's threats to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, arguing that the United States' reckless actions are destabilising the Middle East, Ukraine and the Korean peninsula.

Global Auto goes airborne, slams into second floor of California office
Author: 0 Auto goes airborne, slams into second floor of California office

On Sunday, the answer to that question was Santa Ana, Calif., where a white sedan crashed into a dental office on the second floor of a two-story building. A crane reportedly was to be used to extract the vehicle from the building. Both had minor injuries. The spokesman said that the police had registered a charge of driving under the influence but that the driver had not yet been charged as he was still in the hospital.

Global Illinois AG says girl can use medical marijuana at school
Author: 0 Illinois AG says girl can use medical marijuana at school

The state attorney general's office set out their position at a brief court hearing two days after Ashley's parents filed a federal lawsuit against IL and the Schaumburg School District 54. Since getting her state medical marijuana card the first week of December, Ashley Surin has been wearing a patch on her foot and rubbing marijuana oil on her wrist.

Global Lebanon blast: Hamas official wounded in vehicle bomb attack
Author: 0 Lebanon blast: Hamas official wounded in vehicle bomb attack

Hamdan was not one of Hamas' known members in Lebanon; however, "Hezbollah's" Al Manar television described him on Sunday as "a leading official at the Movement". Senior Hamas official Ali Barakah told reporters that the attack on Hamdan was an attack on "the Palestinian presence in Lebanon and on the sovereignty" of the country.

Global Philippine volcano rumbles back to life, thousands evacuated
Author: 0 Philippine volcano rumbles back to life, thousands evacuated

The Philippines raised the alert level at its rumbling Mayon volcano to "level 3" on Sunday after detecting lava flow and indications of activity that could lead to eruptions of magma. Mayon's first recorded eruption was in 1616. The air that smelt like sulfur after the ash fall was risky and people were advised to cover their noses and mouths with a mask or a damp clean cloth.

Global Trump Lawyer Arranged $130000 Payout to Adult Film Actress in 2016
Author: 0 Trump Lawyer Arranged $130000 Payout to Adult Film Actress in 2016

In a series of interviews in August and October 2016, Clifford alleges she had an affair with Trump following a meeting at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament, Slate Group Editor-in-Chief Jacob Weisberg told The New York Times . The newspaper also published a photo of Clifford with Trump , which it said had been uploaded to her Myspace account in 2006. Daniels said that the rumors are "completely false" in a statement that was signed by her and released by Cohen.

Global Man hijacks Greyhound bus and threatens to kill everyone in IL
Author: 0 Man hijacks Greyhound bus and threatens to kill everyone in IL

The pursuit crossed into IL and the bus eventually stopped near the exit ramp to Route 173. Illinois State Police were notified of the pursuit as the bus crossed the state line and stopped at the I-94 eastbound exit ramp to Illinois Route 173, the agency said in a statement.

Global Another blast of Arctic air on the way for Monday
Author: 0 Another blast of Arctic air on the way for Monday

Today and Tonight - Accumulating snow is expected today into tonight, with amounts through tonight mostly in the 1 to 3 inch range, possibly approaching 4 inches over west central Wisconsin. It took a while for the clouds to clear this afternoon, and that held high temperatures in the 30s for most . Monday through Tuesday morning - Wind chill values during this time will lower to between 25 below and 40 degrees below zero.

Global Martin O'Neill turns down the chance to manage Stoke City
Author: 0 Martin O'Neill turns down the chance to manage Stoke City

The Potters are looking to bring in a replacement for Mark Hughes after he was axed following a dismal Premier League run and subsequent FA Cup exit at the hands of League Two Coventry City last Saturday. "I don't have to explain anything else". Sanchez Flores, who is under contract with La Liga side Espanyol until 2019 but has a release clause in his deal, had been Stoke's first choice to replace Hughes.

Global 'We made this our home': United States ends protected status for Salvadorans
Author: 0 'We made this our home': United States ends protected status for Salvadorans

Since then, Serrano's parents have been sending money to support family in El Salvador , including Serrano's grandmother, who has a heart condition that's required medication and several surgeries to keep in check. The move will create tens of thousands of new undocumented immigrants in the United States; aggravate labor shortages in some American cities; saddle one of the hemisphere's most beleaguered countries with problems it is ill-equipped to manage; and embitter tens of thousands of USA ...

Global Turkey makes new Syria offer to U.S. amid operation warnings
Author: 0 Turkey makes new Syria offer to U.S. amid operation warnings

In a written statement, the ministry noted that it was not clear with which coalition members the US consulted and has taken the decision to establish such a force. A senior Syrian Kurdish official said on Sunday that fighting between the YPG and Turkish forces was already under way. Turkey, however, considers the Kurdish forces as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the USA and the European Union, according to Reuters.

Global General Motors drops steering wheel, gives robot driver control
Author: 0 General Motors drops steering wheel, gives robot driver control

Next year, General Motors Co. will no longer need an engineer in the front seat babysitting the robot brain that controls its self-driving Chevrolet Bolt. In other states, the automaker would have to work with local officials to change the rules. It is expected to expand to New York City in 2018. "What's really special about this is if you look back 20 years from now, it's the first auto without a steering wheel and pedals", said Kyle Vogt, chief executive officer of Cruise Automation, ...

Global Saudi Women Attend, Cheer at Live Soccer Match for the First Time
Author: 0 Saudi Women Attend, Cheer at Live Soccer Match for the First Time

For the first time, women will this June be allowed to get behind the wheel, after it was announced in September that a ban on women drivers would be lifted. It was a far cry from 2015, when a Saudi woman who tried to attend a football game in Jeddah was arrested after she was spotted by security officers wearing pants, a long-sleeve top, a hat and sunglasses to avoid detection, local news outlets reported.

Global Dahanu (Maharashtra): Two girl students die in Maharashtra boat capsize
Author: 0 Dahanu (Maharashtra): Two girl students die in Maharashtra boat capsize

According to the police, a group of 34 students from Ponda College in Dahanu set out around 11 a.m. for the ride aboard a boat named " Dahanu Queen". She added: "There were more students on the boat than its capacity". The state government has rescued most of the passengers and is making efforts to trace those still missing.

Global MSNBC Deletes Tweet After Misreporting Reason US Ambassador to Panama Resigned
Author: 0 MSNBC Deletes Tweet After Misreporting Reason US Ambassador to Panama Resigned

My instructions clearly stated that if I did not believe in my ability to do so, I will have to resign, the time has come for it, "wrote Feely in his letter". Feeley had actually sent his resignation letter at the end of December, wellbefore this latest presidential controversy. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission John Feeley in Mexico speaks during a ceremony at a hangar of the Secretariat of National Defense in Mexico City, Mexico November 8, 2010.

Author: 0 Hawaii panics after inbound missile alert goes off in error

Residents of Hawaii were told that a ballistic missile was heading for the Pacific island and that they should take cover, in a emergency alert sent to people's phones entirely by accident. "Especially in a place you don't know". What shelter is going to protect me & my family from a nuclear bomb? An alert system is in place because of the potential proximity of Hawaii to North Korean missiles.

Global Queen Elizabeth and how her crown could break her neck
Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth and how her crown could break her neck

For one, the diamond-encrusted Imperial State Crown (which she wears to official events) is *extremely* weighty (about two and a half pounds to be exact!), and requires her to look straight ahead at all times. "But once you've put it on it stays, I mean it just remains itself", The Queen said in the BBC documentary. In the documentary, she wonders what she has done with the scepter.

Global Ivanka Trump praises Oprah's Golden Globes speech and Twitter is not happy
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump praises Oprah's Golden Globes speech and Twitter is not happy

DeMille Award . But their time is up . With an orator's practiced cadence, Winfrey added, "But their time is up ". Time's up on the imbalance of power. Elisabeth Moss, accepting an award for her performance in Hulu's " The Handmaid's Tale ", movingly dedicated her award to Margaret Atwood, whose book the show is based on, and the women who came before her and after her.

Global No US unilateral anti-terror action; Pakistan assured
Author: 0 No US unilateral anti-terror action; Pakistan assured

Chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that meeting US President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become the prime minister in elections later this year, but added, "I would meet him". According to Dawn, this was conveyed to Islamabad by Centcom Commander Gen Joseph Votel in a telephonic conversation to Pakistan's army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa last week.

Global Canadian officers see rising odds that Trump will go away NAFTA
Author: 0 Canadian officers see rising odds that Trump will go away NAFTA

President Donald Trump has said the United States would scrap NAFTA if the sixth round of negotiations, due to start on January 23 in Montreal, fails to yield results. The filing was made just as a sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks are set to resume January 23 in Montreal. It will be a positive sign if negotiators can close more chapters and agree to a way ahead on the most contentious issues, she said.

Global Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians from the West Bank
Author: 0 Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians from the West Bank

Up to 22 people suffocated in Ramallah, as seven others were hit by rubber bullets in the nearby village of Al-Moghir, the Society added in a press release. More than a hundred Palestinians were treated for smoke and gas inhalation after the Israeli soldiers deployed tear gas and smoke grenades. Trump's declaration on Jerusalem triggered protests across the West Bank and Gaza, as well as an increase in militant rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Global Bill Gross sees 'decaffeinated bear market' on the way for bonds
Author: 0 Bill Gross sees 'decaffeinated bear market' on the way for bonds

Gold miners were boosted by a stronger price for the precious metal, with Newcrest Mining up 0.9 per cent at $22.86 and Evolution Mining up 2.8 per cent at $2.56. The dollar then rallied and was up 0.4 percent against the yen , although the USA currency is still down more than 1 percent against the yen this week after markets bet the Bank of Japan (BoJ) could start to tighten monetary policy faster than expected.

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