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Kenya: Search for Survivors on After Kisii Building Collapse

Kenya: Search for Survivors on After Kisii Building Collapse A five-story building collapsed on Wednesday in Kenya's southwestern Kisii county, killing at least seven people and burying around 50 people in the rubble, an emergency official said. "The earth trembled. I went out and saw the under-construction building had collapsed". "We have saved 25 lives so far but unfortunately six, who include a class six pupil, have lost their lives, " he said, adding... [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell Goes to the Mattresses for Trump's Judicial Nominees

Mitch McConnell Goes to the Mattresses for Trump's Judicial Nominees The veteran Iowa Republican is under pressure to ditch the chamber's "blue slip" tradition that permits members of the minority party to have significant input into which judicial nominees are confirmed. "The committee has scheduled a hearing next week for five additional judicial nominees". And when nominees "come out of committee, I guarantee they will be dealt with", McConnell said. [Full Article...]

Ramesh Ponnuru: Trump's Obamacare cure is worse than the disease

Ramesh Ponnuru: Trump's Obamacare cure is worse than the disease Mr Trump had hinted earlier on Tuesday that he would sign an executive order on the issue, tweeting: "Since Congress can't get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people - FAST". [Full Article...]

PM Modi to attend inauguration of birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh

PM Modi to attend inauguration of birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh Modi said. Later, PM Modi visited Delhi's Indian Agriculture Research Institute on the occasion of the birth centenary celebrations of Nanaji Deshmukh. Referring to efforts being made to end the practice of open defecation, he said an increasing number of villages are now naming toilets as 'izzat ghar' (house of honour) as women do not have to relieve themselves in the open anymore. [Full Article...]

Trump, Trudeau meet at the White House amid new NAFTA talks

Trump, Trudeau meet at the White House amid new NAFTA talks Trump is welcoming Trudeau to the Oval Office at the start of a new round of talks over NAFTA. The former Conservative leader, who's known as an ardent free trader, says powerful anti-trade forces that predate Trump's presidency are at play in American society and aren't going away anytime soon. [Full Article...]

Russia Accuses US of Pretending to Fight Islamic State

Russia Accuses US of Pretending to Fight Islamic State While travelling with the Syrian army, RT exclusively witnessed first-hand how combing a liberated village can turn into a fierce fire-fight with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the blink of an eye. Walid al-Moallem said during a visit to Russian Federation on Wednesday that the USA -led coalition has been "methodically destroying all except the IS". [Full Article...]

State gets Real ID grace period from feds

State gets Real ID grace period from feds The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a REAL ID enforcement grace period through January 22, 2018, which means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities through at least that date. [Full Article...]

Developing Hurricane Ophelia is moving toward Ireland and the UK

Developing Hurricane Ophelia is moving toward Ireland and the UK The non-tropical phase of Ophelia may feature a larger, more intense storm that could bring a range of hazards to Ireland and the United Kingdom, from damaging winds to punishing waves. "After that time, Ophelia is forecast to turn eastward, then northeastward and begin to accelerate by day three ahead of a deepening mid-latitude trough over the north-central Atlantic". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump meets military advisers on North Korea

Donald Trump meets military advisers on North Korea On Tuesday, Trump discussed a "range of options" with his top defence officials on how to respond to any aggression by North Korea. "By his bellicose and insane statement in the United Nations arena, Trump - it can be said - lit the wick of the war against us", Ri is quoted as saying on TASS' English language website. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom defence giant BAE Systems to axe nearly 2000 jobs

Just a week after Gurit revealed they were axing around 70 staff from their Newport plant, BAE Systems has announced that 340 maritime jobs will go in Portsmouth and the Solent area. Around 400 redundancies are being planned at Brough. Business Minister Claire Perry said BAE hoped to reduce headcount through voluntary redundancies "as far as possible", and promised the government would work to... [Full Article...]

Houston Congressman Al Green has Introduced Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

Houston Congressman Al Green has Introduced Articles of Impeachment Against Trump But when the GOP presiding officer moved to begin the process to consider the resolution less than an hour later, Green did not show up. Green's introduction of such articles are not the first to be introduced against President Trump. "You don't want to discredit it by voting for impeachment resolutions before you have the facts". Past efforts to get Trump on the road to impeachment have invol... [Full Article...]

Trump expected to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary

Trump expected to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary Nielsen was Kelly's top aide during his stint as DHS secretary and followed him to the West Wing as his deputy chief of staff when he was appointed in July. Nielsen holds degrees from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and the University of Virginia Law School. The trust Kelly has in Nielsen will be crucial as, if confirmed, she'll have plenty on her plate. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump 'could visit demilitarised zone' between North and South Korea

More recently, Seoul accused North Korea of having hacked, stolen and leaked sensitive military secrets and Seoul-Washington war plans. North Korea warned last month it could shoot down US bombers at its discretion amid heightened tensions in the wake of Pyongyang's sixth ever nuclear test. [Full Article...]

Girls can join the Boy Scouts starting next year

Girls can join the Boy Scouts starting next year Leaders can decided if they want to form a den for boys or den for girls. Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts. Girls are now part of four scouting programs - Venturing and Sea Scouting, geared toward outdoor activities; Exploring, a career-oriented mentoring program; and STEM, focusing on science and math. [Full Article...]

Man lied about time with burn victim

Man lied about time with burn victim Tellis faces life in prison without parole if convicted. She replied, "Eric, '" Ms. Davis said during her testimony on the second day of the trial in in Batesville, Mississippi. The teenager, who had been doused with a flammable liquid and set ablaze, was found lying next to her burning vehicle. Cole and another firefighter, Brandie Davis, told jurors Wednesday that Chambers responded "Eric" whe... [Full Article...]

PFF suspended by Federation Internationale de Football Association

Following the decision, Pakistani club teams are no longer entitled to take part in global competitions, a ban which FIFA said will be lifted once the PFF's offices and access to the accounts are returned to federation. He said FIFA's laws are very clear and they do not allow for any undue third-party interference. "The suspension has put our footballers' future in danger". [Full Article...]

Rapist gets joint custody of his victim's child

Rapist gets joint custody of his victim's child Christopher Mirasolo was charged with raping the woman when he was 18 and she was 12, which is a first-degree felony in MI. A conviction carries a prison sentence of at least 25 years, but he was given a plea deal for attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct. [Full Article...]

Hammond: We'll spend what we have to on no-deal Brexit plan

Hammond: We'll spend what we have to on no-deal Brexit plan In response to the United Kingdom government's move to set out its plans for a "no deal" option, the European Council President said the EU was hopeful it could move to the second stage of talks - which will allow negotiators to talk trade and transition - before the critical end-of-year deadline. [Full Article...]

Mumbai stampede: High-level Railway committee gives clean chit to Railway officials

Ministry of Railways on Wednesday constituted a high level committee to probe 18-month delay in the tender of new foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road station . To a question whether it was the railways fault in the incident, Bhakar said, "We can not blame one staffer or department for this incident". According to the report, the stampede was caused by heavy rains which forced people outside at... [Full Article...]

Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout

U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass on Wednesday demanded Turkey provide clear evidence for linking a detained consular staff to illegal activities, amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis. Bass is soon to leave Turkey for Kabul to take up his new post as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan . Erdogan has praised Vucic for supporting him during last year's failed coup that he blames on the movement l... [Full Article...]


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