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Huge blaze erupts at Nottingham train station as crews scrambled

Huge blaze erupts at Nottingham train station as crews scrambled Rail users and motorists have been warned to expect severe disruption. The Grade II listed station was evacuated after the blaze broke out in a toilet block in the main concourse this morning and spread to the roof. The fire caused widespread cancellations and delays. East Midlands Trains said in a statement: "There is a fire at Nottingham station. The early indications are that it will remain... [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel's party, others strike coalition deal

Angela Merkel's party, others strike coalition deal Merkel, who is battling to form a new government to salvage her political future, had warned that it would be a "tough day" of talks. Merkel is betting that after five days of talks, the parties will have laid the groundwork for the start of formal negotiations for a new coalition government with her at the helm for a fourth term in office. [Full Article...]

Iran protesters arrested, will face harsh punishment

Iran protesters arrested, will face harsh punishment The protests appear to remain leaderless. The protests began just over a week ago over Iran's stagnant economy and the rising cost of living and developed into a broader outcry against the government. Facebook and Twitter were already banned. In an apparent attempt to stave off more unrest, the authorities began blocking access to photo-sharing and online messaging services on mobile... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview

Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview Trump told a news conference in Washington on Wednesday the United States would be willing to speak to Pyongyang "under the right circumstances". It announced it had postponed its joint military exercises with the United States, an annual event that North Korea believes encroaches on their sovereignty, earlier this month. [Full Article...]

Cabinet chaos as shambolic reshuffle underlines Theresa May's impotence

Cabinet chaos as shambolic reshuffle underlines Theresa May's impotence Theresa May also appointed Maria Caulfield, who opposed legislation to decriminalise abortion, as the Tory vice chair for women. The ex education secretary was one of Mrs May's more impressive cabinet colleagues. Mr Hinds went to a Roman Catholic grammar school in Greater Manchester, which became an academy in 2012. Greening becomes the fourth minister since November to leave the government,... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Protests Rape and Killing of 8-Year-Old

Pakistan Protests Rape and Killing of 8-Year-Old Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah took notice of the murder of the girl and sought report from the Punjab government. A curfew has been imposed in the area, three officials who shot at the demonstrators have been arrested , and Kasur's police chief has been sacked for mishandling the case. [Full Article...]

Homicide suspect shot dead after he 'ambushed' officers at CMPD headquarters

Homicide suspect shot dead after he 'ambushed' officers at CMPD headquarters Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say Brittany White, 24, was found deceased with a gunshot wound. One officer was hit by gunfire, while police returned fire on the suspect, shooting and killing him. An Amber Alert was issued briefly, but around 5:30 p.m., police tweeted the child had been found safe. The cops, who were conducting a brief on an unrelated operation, fatally shot Bennett, who later die... [Full Article...]

Brexit: Germany may force Britain to pay for financial access to EU

Brexit: Germany may force Britain to pay for financial access to EU By treating the United Kingdom differently from other member states before it leaves the bloc, it suggests the EU's article 50 taskforce has been acting "in a way which is frequently damaging to United Kingdom interests". "We must protect jobs and our economy, and that means staying in the single market and the customs union on a permanent basis". "Represented by an empty chair!" A joint EU-UK ... [Full Article...]

United States hopes Pakistan would 'turn over' terrorists, do the 'right thing'

United States hopes Pakistan would 'turn over' terrorists, do the 'right thing' However, the USA officials also insist that the Taliban, Haqqani network, and other terror groups posing threats to Afghanistan and the United States forces still have sanctuaries and freedom of action in Pakistan. He said Pakistan desires peace in Afghanistan like no other country does as the unrest in the neighbouring country has been affecting peace in Pakistan. [Full Article...]

French police hunt two men after Ritz jewellery heist

French police hunt two men after Ritz jewellery heist Police say they have recovered all the gems worth €4.5m (£4m; $5.4m) and have arrested three men in connection with the brazen robbery . Davy Parker, who works near the hotel said there was a commotion outside after hearing what sounded like gunshots. [Full Article...]

Stinkyleaks: Ecuadorian embassy staff complains about Julian Assange's poor hygiene

Stinkyleaks: Ecuadorian embassy staff complains about Julian Assange's poor hygiene Assange sought refuge in the embassy in June 2012 after Sweden sought to have him arrested in connection with allegations of rape and assault in that country. The Australian-born Assange posted a photograph of himself wearing a yellow Ecuadorean national soccer team jersey on Instagram on Wednesday and his name now appears in the Andean country's national registry. [Full Article...]

Rules not followed in assigning cases, Supreme Court's sitting judges slam CJI

Rules not followed in assigning cases, Supreme Court's sitting judges slam CJI Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Dipak Misra will address the media shortly after 2 pm. The collegium is headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and consisted of four senior-most judges of the apex court Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph . [Full Article...]

Trump comments on NAFTA negotiations

Trump comments on NAFTA negotiations This week, the government has filed a grievance with the World Trade Organization against the United States, for what Canada alleges, are breaches of anti-dumping regulations. "I think the American colleagues understand when you stand strong in sending a message that said, 'We will stand up for the forest industry, we will stand up for the aerospace industry, we'll stand up for Canadian workers"... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Australians mourn death of 14-year-old cyber bullying victim

Hundreds of Australians mourn death of 14-year-old cyber bullying victim She was laid to rest on Friday, where she was remembered by loved ones as a "beautiful little china doll". Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also paid tribute on Facebook, saying he was heartbroken. "We are not concerned with the who or the why of who pushed our daughter to this point, we just want to save another family going through the sadness and tragedy that our family is experiencing". [Full Article...]

Death toll rises in wake of mudslides

Death toll rises in wake of mudslides People driving up from Southern California were being asked to use the 5 Freeway. According to the Los Angeles Times , the mudslide struck just south of the Thomas fire burn area, in a neighborhood that was not subject to a mandatory evacuation. [Full Article...]

School Board Prez Calls Busted Teacher 'Poor Little Woman'

School Board Prez Calls Busted Teacher 'Poor Little Woman' He arrested her and put her into a police vehicle, the video shows. The Abbeville city prosecutor said he would not file charges against Hargrave because the school board did not want to press charges. The ACLU issued a statement from Jane Johnson, the interim executive director, who said Hargrave's expulsion and arrest "are unacceptable and raise serious constitutional concerns". [Full Article...]

Brexit: Nigel Farage suggests holding second European Union referendum to 'kill off' Remainers

Brexit: Nigel Farage suggests holding second European Union referendum to 'kill off' Remainers The co-founder of Britain's Leave .EU campaign, Arron Banks , stated that the second referendum on Brexit is the "only option now". UKIP AM, Gareth Bennett, said Mr Farage should be expelled from the party for making the comment. Fellow Tory Paul Masterton was even more blunt. "He wants to feel important". We had a once in a generation vote and the Govt's job is to implement the decisi... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's UK Visit Canceled, Rex Tillerson May Open New London Embassy

Donald Trump's UK Visit Canceled, Rex Tillerson May Open New London Embassy Mr Trump was also scheduled to hold talks with Mrs May in No 10, with February 26 and 27 marked in the diary. The BBC said Downing Street has declined to comment on the move, but was considering options for state visit later in the year. [Full Article...]

Copter ride: CM gets CPM clean chit

Copter ride: CM gets CPM clean chit Vijayan, while addressing a CPI (M) district committee meet at Kozhikode last week had said that North Korea was showcasing a better example in defending "imperialist" forces. In a bid to end the controversy, the CPI-M Secretariat which meets here on Thursday is likely to foot the bill of Vijayan's helicopter ride. State BJP President Kummanem Rajasekheran said denounced Vijayan. [Full Article...]

General Staff reveals details of drones that attacked Russian bases in Syria

General Staff reveals details of drones that attacked Russian bases in Syria It said seven were downed by air defence systems and the remaining six were forced to land by Russian electronic warfare units. "Until now, fighters have used drones primarily for aerial examination". Idlib province is nearly entirely controlled by anti-government forces that are dominated by a jihadist outfit known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. It also involved Iran, another Assad backer. [Full Article...]


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