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Edward Snowden gets stay extended in Russia +
NY Post | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:51 UTC

MOSCOW Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a post o

GOP prescription of minority outreach forgotten with Trump +
Washington Post | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:43 UTC

Together, they delivered a post-election autopsy with a dire prediction: Republican survival requires embracing a message of tolerance and respect in an increasingly diverse United States.

Russia Extends Residence Permit for Snowden +
NY Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:41 UTC

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

Arab Israeli and Policeman Killed in Suspected Car Ramming Attack in Southern Israel +
NY Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:40 UTC

Police in Israel said an Arab Israeli on Wednesday rammed his car into a group of policemen in the southern Negev region, killing one before being shot dead, though a rights activist who was present disputed it was an attack.

Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack +
CBS 8 | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:37 UTC

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said during a brief court appearance a...

Pedestrian killed by train in Tallahassee +
Washington Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:33 UTC

Officials say a pedestrian was hit and killed by a train while walking along the tracks in Tallahassee.

Prosecutor: Orlando Gunman's Widow Knew About the Attack +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:32 UTC

Prosecutors say the widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting

Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul -military +
Reuters | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:29 UTC

Iraq's military says its forces are closing in on Islamic State in the eastern side of Mosul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Advocates: Asylum-Seekers Are Being Turned Away at Border +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:27 UTC

Immigrant advocacy groups say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law

Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border +
AP | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:26 UTC

West Virginia senator backs Justice on education overhaul +
Washington Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:25 UTC

West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael says he supports new Gov. Jim Justice's proposal to cut the state government's education bureaucracy.

Obama Supreme Court nominee returning to bench as judge +
Washington Post | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:24 UTC

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is putting on his judges robes again.

Obama Supreme Court Nominee Returning to Bench as Judge +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:22 UTC

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is putting on his judge's robes again

Report suggests Louisville flood protection, sewer upgrades +
Washington Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:21 UTC

Engineering consultants say Louisville's Metropolitan Sewer District needs to spend up to $4.3 billion over the next two decades on its sewage and Ohio River flood protection systems.

Two killed in clashes over land for power station in eastern India +
Reuters | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:18 UTC

By Subrata NagchoudhuryKOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two people were killed and about a dozen wounded in eastern India when villagers

Unlike Trump, Commerce pick to divest from financial empire +
AP | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:15 UTC

Letter from 9/11 mastermind to Obama reportedly reaches White House +
Fox News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:15 UTC

A 2014 letter from the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terror attacks to President Barack Obama reportedly reached the White House.

Stephen Miller: the aide who helped Trump find his voice +
Washington Post | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:10 UTC

Stephen Miller was a teenager in California when got his first political gig as a regular guest on a local conservative talk radio show, eager to complain about his liberal high school. In columns written for local newspapers, he took on what he called it

Trump, Boeing CEO meet again to talk Air Force One price tag +
Fox News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:10 UTC

President-elect Donald Trump met with the head of Boeing at Trump Tower to discuss lowering Air Force One costs on Tuesday.

Trump wants at least a 10 percent cut in F-35 costs, report says +
Fox News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:09 UTC

The chairman of a key subcontractor in the F-35 program told Bloomberg News Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump wants to reduce the cost of the project by at least 10 percent.

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Russia extends Snowden's residency permit +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:51 UTC

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Snowden can stay in the country for two more years. The announcement came one day after Obama commuted fellow whistleblower Chelsea Manning's prison sentence.

How German designer Stefan Diez takes a global approach to everyday objects +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:45 UTC

He makes Japan-inspired china and relates his metal chair to car fenders. Young German designer Stefan Diez is influenced by his time in Asia, but pays tribute to German craftmanship. His work is on show in Cologne.

'Strong' earthquake in Rome, central Italy +
Sky News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:30 UTC

A strong earthquake has been felt in central Italy, with people in Rome saying they experienced the tremor, local media say.

German Greens pick Göring-Eckardt and Özdemir to lead party in September election +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:17 UTC

Özdemir's election signals a potential Green coalition with Merkel's Christian Democrats.

Second shooting in two days in Cancun resort +
Sky News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:02 UTC

Two shootings in as many days have left nine people dead in a major Mexico tourist destination and triggered a warning to visitors from the US government.

Life returns to Mosul neighborhoods freed from IS +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:02 UTC

As the liberation of Mosul from the "Islamic State" group gathers pace, Iraq's second city has been coming back to life with remarkable speed. DW's Florian Neuhof reports from neighborhoods of freshly shaven men.

Divorce in Lebanon +
Al Jazeera | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:57 UTC

The stories of five Lebanese women struggling with the complex systems of divorce within a multi-faith community.

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Group: Mali Civilians Threatened by Extremism, Banditry +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:03 UTC

Human Rights Watch says Mali's government is failing to protect civilians in its northern and central regions from Islamic extremists who killed dozens of people last year while pressuring families to give up their children to jihad. The group's n

Earthquake Reported in Italy, Tremors Felt in Rome +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:52 UTC

This is a developing story.

Turkish Parliament Resumes Voting on Erdogan's Powers +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:52 UTC

Turkey's parliament is scheduled to embark on a second round of voting on a contentious package of constitutional amendments that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office executive powers. Legislators on Wednesday resume their deliberati

German Greens Choose Centrist Duo for Election Campaign +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:42 UTC

Germany's traditionally left-leaning Greens have chosen two centrists to lead them into this year's election, in which the party could be a key to forming a new government. Senior Green official Michael Kellner said Wednesday that party co-chairma

Russia Extends Residence Permit for Snowden +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:42 UTC

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a post on Facebo

Life after Aleppo: Where children beg to die +
CNN | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:36 UTC

A massive white Islamic flag signals our entry into rebel-held northern Syria on a cold, cloudy winter day.

Price Hearings Could be Contentious With Obamacare in the Balance +
NBC | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:36 UTC

Rep. Tom Price is set to appear for his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning where Obamacare will dominate the debate.

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Kenya: 15-year-old boy who scored 396 marks sells vegetables due to lack of fees +
Standard Digital | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:49 UTC

He said his hopes of studying medicine at the University of Nairobi may be shuttered if he does not get a sponsor to support him access education

Price Hearings Could be Contentious With Obamacare in the Balance +
NBC | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:36 UTC

Rep. Tom Price is set to appear for his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning where Obamacare will dominate the debate.

Kenya: Stop fighting Peter Kenneth, city hopefuls told +
Standard Digital | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:32 UTC

Kiharu MP Irungu Kang'ata yesterday said it was wrong for Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and three other candidates seeking to unseat Governor Evans Kidero to brand Kenneth an outsider because he comes from Murang'a County.

Kenya: Two robbers shoot dead M-pesa operator in Nairobi +
Standard Digital | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:27 UTC

Police are searching for two robbers who shot dead an M-pesa operator in Pipeline Estate, Nairobi and escaped with unknown amount of cash.

Kenya: Destroyed Garissa mast challenge to voter listing +
Standard Digital | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:23 UTC

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission coordinator Saad Nur said in the event of a problem, timely solutions may not be provided due to lack of communication.

Letter from 9/11 mastermind to Obama reportedly reaches White House +
Fox News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:15 UTC

A 2014 letter from the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terror attacks to President Barack Obama reportedly reached the White House.

Trump, Boeing CEO meet again to talk Air Force One price tag +
Fox News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:10 UTC

President-elect Donald Trump met with the head of Boeing at Trump Tower to discuss lowering Air Force One costs on Tuesday.

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Italy's Mediaset Unveils Growth Strategy After Failed Vivendi Deal +
Hollywood Reporter | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:27 UTC

The Italian media giant claims a new focus on online and exclusive content will increase earnings multiple times to half a billion dollars by 2020.

Palm Springs Review: Keep Quiet +
Variety | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:19 UTC

With far-right nationalist ideologies suddenly a matter of pressing interest to almost everyone, the timing is regrettably ideal for Keep Quiet.

China's Huahua Media, Shanghai Film Group Take Stakes in Vin Diesels 'xXx' Sequel +
Hollywood Reporter | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:16 UTC

The film co-stars greater China's Donnie Yen and Kris Wu.

Kate Hudson and James Corden Take Dance Lessons From Kids in Toddlerography +
Entertainment Tonight | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:09 UTC

Their moves were pretty impressive!

Donald Trump Cuts Rock Legends to Slash Inauguration Costs +
TMZ | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:00 UTC

Donald Trump shut down negotiations to get a huge rock band at one of the Inaugural balls.

Focus on Women Directors at Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum +
Hollywood Reporter | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:56 UTC

25 projects have been selected to find funding at the financing platform this year, to be held March 13-15.

D.L. Hughley Accuses MLK III of Choosing Trump Over Rep. John Lewis (VIDEO) +
TMZ | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:50 UTC

D.L. Hughley is pissed at MLK Jr.'s son for betraying Rep. John Lewis to Donald Trump.

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For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies? +
Phys.org | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:20 UTC

What if the brakes go out in a driverless car? Does it mow down a crowd of pedestrians or swerve into a concrete wall and sacrifice its passenger?

Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed? +
Phys.org | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:10 UTC

Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangibleand arguably most importantclues into what happened to the aircraft have come

US contributes $500 million to UN Green Climate Fund +
Phys.org | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:09 UTC

The outgoing Barack Obama administration announced Tuesday a contribution of half a billion dollars to the UN Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes over the White House.

California finishes safety review of wells after blowout +
Phys.org | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:06 UTC

A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday.

Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators +
Phys.org | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:05 UTC

Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering grounds.

Climate change to shift global pattern of mild weather +
Phys.org | Wed Jan 18, 2017 07:40 UTC

As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild weather. But no more.

China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts +
Phys.org | Wed Jan 18, 2017 07:37 UTC

China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported Wednesday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information about the country's air pollution as public anger over the issue grows.

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LTE-Broadcast has broad deployment models. What it doesn't have is the iPhone +
The Register | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:32 UTC

Key to unlocking mega smartphone market Analysis  LTE-Broadcast is poised for mass adoption at last, claims the Alliance which was set up last April to promote it. The Alliance aims to make a splash at next month’s Mobile World Congress, to boost operator

Malware Uses Google Services as Command-and-Control Servers +
Bleeping Computer | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:25 UTC

Recent versions of the Carbanak malware are now abusing several Google services to host command-and-control (C&C) infrastructure, which they use to manage infections and exfiltrate stolen data. [...]

This drone-photo firm just paid a massive fine over alleged illegal flights +
Digital Trends | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:17 UTC

A company that uses drones to capture aerial imagery for clients has just paid $200,000 to settle a dispute with the FAA. The FAA had accused it of conducting illegal flights, though the company, SkyPan, at no time admitted to any wrongdoing. The post Th

Ofcom slaps EE with 2.7m fine after 'carelessness' saw customers overcharged +
The Inquirer | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:16 UTC

Tens of thousands billed incorrectly due to network cock-up

Evangelion roller coaster gets mobile game to make the line bearable +
CNET | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:16 UTC

Universal Studios Japan makes it so the experience begins before you even step foot into the ride.

Ofcom fines EE 2.7 million for overcharging customers +
Engadget | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:10 UTC

Oh dear. Ofcom has caught another mobile carrier failing in its duty to provide decent customer support. The villain this time is EE, after it overcharged more than 30,000 customers for calling its "150" service line. These subscribers had calli

Jersey Telecom wheels out LoRa IoT network, says it's 'not ruling out' other techs +
The Register | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:08 UTC

Small island's big telco talks to El Reg Interview  Jersey Telecom recently rolled out a LoRa network covering the entire island. The telco’s wholesale director, Tom Noel, spoke to The Register to elaborate a little on what it hopes to achieve.…

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Snowden never filed paperwork requesting a pardon +
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If you thought Obama might give Edward Snowden a similar reprieve to Chelsea Manning this week, think again. While the formed NSA-contractor turned whistleblower ha....

WikiLeaks Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the US +
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WikiLeaks said that its founder Julian Assange is confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the U.S. and indicated that the founder of the whistleblowing website wou....

Exclusive: Trump Operative Roger Stone Survives Assassination Attempt +
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Doctors suspect longtime political adviser poisoned with radioactive substance used to murder spies.....

Mattel taps Google executive as new CEO +
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Margaret Georgiadis is taking over the helm of the El Segundo company Feb. 8. She is replacing Christopher Sinclair, who was CEO for two years and will now serve as....

Facebook plans to invest more than $3 billion in VR over the next decade +
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as a future computing platform that his company has a chance to own, though he admits it may take 5 – 10 years t....

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Manning +
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US President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of transgender soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for handing classified US doc....

Obama Pushes $111.2 BILLION In Midnight Regs In 5 Days +
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Federal agencies are slated to release another $31 billion in regulations after Obama leaves office....

GM to Invest $1 Billion in U.S. Plants After Trump Pressures Co. to Keep Jobs in U.S. +
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General Motors announced Tuesday that it will invest $1 billion in U.S. plants amid pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S.....

With 3 Days Left, Obama Gives Another $500 Million To The UN's Green Fund +
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Obama sent another $500 million to the Green Climate Fund Tuesday, marking yet another last-minute move to cement his legacy.....

The Golden Age of Antibiotics Is Over +
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For so long now, American patients have relied on and demanded antibiotics for every little thing that ails them (and their children). And antibiotic resistance has....

Why you can’t let disaster recovery slide off your IT budget in 2017 +
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Not having a disaster recovery plan in place can put the business at risk of high financial costs, reputation loss and even greater risks for its clients, customers....

You may soon be able to pay for things with Google Assistant +
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It looks like Google wants to make Google Assistant even more useful. How? By allowing users to pay for things simply by using their voice — according to an updat....

BREAKING: DeploraBall Organizer Contacts FBI Will File Charges Against #DisruptJ20 Thugs=> Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism +
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Project Veritas dropped another undercover video bombshell on Monday. This time they exposed radical leftist group, D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition. The ... The post BR....

Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured +
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A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Years attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said late Mo....

Report: CNN/Buzzfeed to Release Damaging New Trump Tape 48 Hours Before Inauguration +
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'The Apprentice' out-takes allegedly show president-elect using the n-word....

Patriots' Belichick says he doesn't care about 'SnapFace' and 'InstantChat' +
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Commentary: In comments after a Facebook Live video reveals the Pittsburgh Steelers coach deriding his team, Bill Belichick says all that newfangled tech doesn't in....

Keith Ellison Who Campaigned for Jihad Promoter Says He Won't Attend Trump's Inauguration because of "division and hate" +
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Ellison who is vying for DNC chair supported Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, spouted anti-Semitic remarks and held political fundraisers for a Hamas sympath....

DELIBERATELY DELAYED: Unjustifiable police delays cost lives in Tunisia beach jihad massacre +
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The inquest also heard Tunisian security officers could have saved lives by ending the massacre which killed 30 Britons died sooner - but they deliberately wasted t....

Leftists Claim Trump Is Putins Puppet, Ignore Saudi Arabia Funding Clinton +
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Hypocritical elite pushes Russian blackmail narrative, turns blind eye to Saudi ties.....

Bob Beckel Returns to The Five +
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Syrian government rejects Qatari, Saudi role in talks: report +
Reuters | Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:03 UTC
The participation of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria talks will be discussed once they stop backing militancy, Syria's deputy foreign minister was quoted as say....

Group: Mali civilians threatened by extremism, banditry +
AP | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:54 UTC

China 2016 growth slides to 26-year low: AFP poll +
AFP | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:49 UTC
China's growth slipped to its slowest rate in more than a quarter of a century in 2016, an AFP survey has forecast, as analysts see mounting risks for the world....

Nigerian oil pipeline fires extinguished: community leader +
Reuters Africa | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:43 UTC
ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Oil pipelines in OML (oil mining lease) 30 and 34 in Nigeria's Delta region were set on fire late on Tuesday and the fires have bee....

Arab Israeli and policeman killed in suspected car ramming attack in southern Israel +
Reuters | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:42 UTC
Police in Israel said an Arab Israeli on Wednesday rammed his car into a group of policemen in the southern Negev region, killing one before being shot dead, though....

Malaysian court revives clemency option for jailed leader Anwar +
Reuters | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:41 UTC
Malaysia's jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim scored a minor legal victory on Wednesday, as a court ruled that he can proceed with his bid to challenge the ....

India to consider Apple's request for incentives with 'open mind': Minister +
Reuters Canada | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:41 UTC
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will consider Apple's request for incentives to invest in the country with an open mind, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shanka....

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South Korea's Netmarble seeks M&As, U.S. expansion: founder +
Reuters | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:56 UTC
South Korea's largest mobile game company, Netmarble Games Corp, is seeking more mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property rights to expand its share o....

Bond investors eye data, Yellen speech +
CNBC | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:48 UTC
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Wednesday morning as investors eyed a raft of data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. ....

Wall Street eyes CPI, Yellen comments +
CNBC | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:43 UTC
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as traders eyed a host of data and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. ....

Joost van der Westhuizen motor neuron disease clinic to open in Johannesburg +
Business Live | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:42 UTC
The former Springbok was first diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease a form of motor neuron disease in 2011....

THE FT COLUMN: The economic perils of nationalism +
Business Live | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:42 UTC
It may seem counter-intuitive, but societies have more to gain from trading with one another than trying to conquer one another, writes Martin Wolf....

Record cash flows from Keaton's Vanggatfontein in December quarter +
Business Live | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:42 UTC
Keaton Energy is a takeover target and has put its Vaalkrantz colliery in KZN into care and maintenance as it awaits ministerial approval for its sale....

Where next for the pound, after its biggest gains in two decades? +
Business Live | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:42 UTC
Prime Minister Theresa Mays Brexit pronouncement has breathed life back into the currency but not everyone is buying it yet....

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German Greens Choose Centrist Duo for Election Campaign +
NY Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:56 UTC
Germany's traditionally left-leaning Greens have chosen two centrists to lead them into this year's election, in which the party could be a key to forming a....

GOP prescription of minority outreach forgotten with Trump +
Washington Post | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:43 UTC
Together, they delivered a post-election autopsy with a dire prediction: Republican survival requires embracing a message of tolerance and respect in an increasingl....

Russia Extends Residence Permit for Snowden +
NY Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:41 UTC
Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Sec....

Greece Says Cyprus Talks Show Progress, Turkey Should Drop Rhetoric +
NY Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:40 UTC
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday progress had been made in ending the decades-old stalemate on divided Cyprus, but urged Turkey to drop 'ag....

Arab Israeli and Policeman Killed in Suspected Car Ramming Attack in Southern Israel +
NY Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:40 UTC
Police in Israel said an Arab Israeli on Wednesday rammed his car into a group of policemen in the southern Negev region, killing one before being shot dead, though....

Commissioner asked to step down after 'racist pig' comments +
Washington Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:38 UTC
Several people are demanding a Gwinnett County commissioner resign after he called U.S. Rep. John Lewis a ....

Grandmother charged in drowning death of 4-month-old child +
Washington Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:35 UTC
A Lakeland woman has been charged in the drowning death of her infant grandson.....

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Copy of Orlando Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured +
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer has been captured after aweek-long manhunt.....

Edward Snowden gets stay extended in Russia +
NY Post
MOSCOW Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the Nati....

Bond investors eye data, Yellen speech +
CNBC
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Wednesday morning as investors eyed a raft of data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. ....

Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized: Reports +
NBC Connecticut
Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston.The Houston Chronicle and....

Earthquake Reported in Italy, Tremors Felt in Rome +
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This is a developing story. ....

Nigerian oil pipeline fires extinguished: community leader +
Reuters Africa
ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Oil pipelines in OML (oil mining lease) 30 and 34 in Nigeria's Delta region were set on fire late on Tuesday and the fires have bee....

Wall Street eyes CPI, Yellen comments +
CNBC
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as traders eyed a host of data and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. ....

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Australian of the Year finalist: Dementia advocate Kate Swaffer uses diagnosis to campaign for 354,000 Australian sufferers +
9 News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:03 UTC
An Australian woman diagnosed with younger onset dementia at age 49 has worked tirelessly to campaign in service of hundreds of thousandsof peoplealso living with t....

Group: Mali Civilians Threatened by Extremism, Banditry +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:03 UTC
Human Rights Watch says Mali's government is failing to protect civilians in its northern and central regions from Islamic extremists who killed dozens of peopl....

BoC's interest rate announcement, forecast come amid uncertainty +
CTV News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:01 UTC
The Bank of Canada will make a scheduled interest rate announcement and release its economic forecast amid widespread uncertainty as Donald Trump prepares to be swo....

Kevin O'Leary to announce Conservative leadership bid +
CTV News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:01 UTC
Celebrity investor Kevin OLeary will run for the leadership of the Conservative Party and plans to announce his candidacy Wednesday, CTV News has confirmed.....

Trudeau continues national tour continues tour with stops in Quebec +
CTV News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:01 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cross-country tour will remain in Quebec today, with stops in Sherbrooke and Granby.....

Earthquake Reported in Italy, Tremors Felt in Rome +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:52 UTC
This is a developing story.....

Turkish Parliament Resumes Voting on Erdogan's Powers +
ABC News (US) | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:52 UTC
Turkey's parliament is scheduled to embark on a second round of voting on a contentious package of constitutional amendments that would give President Recep Tay....

Russia extends Snowden's residency permit +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:51 UTC
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Snowden can stay in the country for two more years. The announcement came one day after Obama commuted fellow whistleblow....

Bond investors eye data, Yellen speech +
CNBC | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:48 UTC
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Wednesday morning as investors eyed a raft of data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. ....

Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized: Reports +
NBC Connecticut | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:46 UTC
Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston.The Houston Chronicle and....

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Kelly Ellard tries again for parole from life sentence for killing B.C. teen +
CTV News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:36 UTC
Convicted British Columbia killer Kelly Ellard is expected to ask for parole again today, less than a year after a parole board said she was too entitled to be rele....

B.C. to announce latest numbers around illicit drug overdose deaths +
CTV News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:36 UTC
The British Columbia government is expected to release the latest statistics today around illicit drug overdose deaths.....

George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Texas: chief of staff +
CTV News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:44 UTC
Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston.....

'This is my granddaughter, she is single': Edmonton grandma goes viral on Tinder +
CBC | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:43 UTC
An Edmonton-area grandma is internet famous after her granddaughter found a creative way to attract potential suitors for herself on Tinder. ....

George H.W. Bush in hospital for undisclosed reasons +
CBC | Wed Jan 18, 2017 08:36 UTC
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of sta....

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Africa

Kenya: 15-year-old boy who scored 396 marks sells vegetables due to lack of fees +
Standard Digital
He said his hopes of studying medicine at the University of Nairobi may be shuttered if he does not get a sponsor to support him access education....

Joost van der Westhuizen motor neuron disease clinic to open in Johannesburg +
Business Live
The former Springbok was first diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease a form of motor neuron disease in 2011....

THE FT COLUMN: The economic perils of nationalism +
Business Live
It may seem counter-intuitive, but societies have more to gain from trading with one another than trying to conquer one another, writes Martin Wolf....

Record cash flows from Keaton's Vanggatfontein in December quarter +
Business Live
Keaton Energy is a takeover target and has put its Vaalkrantz colliery in KZN into care and maintenance as it awaits ministerial approval for its sale....

Where next for the pound, after its biggest gains in two decades? +
Business Live
Prime Minister Theresa Mays Brexit pronouncement has breathed life back into the currency but not everyone is buying it yet....

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Europe

Watch out! Fraudsters are posing as Syrian migrant charity to steal banking details +
Express | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:57 UTC
THE PUBLIC has been warned to watch out for a scam in which fraudsters are posing as a charity supporting Syrian migrants in order to steal the bank details of dono....

Russia extends Snowden's residency permit +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:51 UTC
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Snowden can stay in the country for two more years. The announcement came one day after Obama commuted fellow whistleblow....

China 2016 growth slides to 26-year low: AFP poll +
AFP | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:49 UTC
China's growth slipped to its slowest rate in more than a quarter of a century in 2016, an AFP survey has forecast, as analysts see mounting risks for the world....

Edward Snowden’s stay in Russia EXTENDED following Chelsea Manning sentence reduction +
Express | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:48 UTC
WHISTLEBLOWER Edward Snowden has been allowed to remain in Russia for another couple of years, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman has announced. ....

How German designer Stefan Diez takes a global approach to everyday objects +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:45 UTC
He makes Japan-inspired china and relates his metal chair to car fenders. Young German designer Stefan Diez is influenced by his time in Asia, but pays tribute to G....

HSE issues health warning about deadly drug being sold as cocaine +
Irish Times | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:44 UTC
Garda believe Cork teenager died after taking synthetic opioid called U-47700 ....

Associated Press: Russia extends residence permit for Snowden +
KyivPost.com | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:44 UTC
MOSCOW – Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from t....

Israeli policeman and Bedouin killed in clashes over demolitions +
BBC | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:44 UTC
The violence erupted over the demolition of illegally built homes in a Bedouin village.....

Tsipras: Hard efforts to find a solution on Cyprus +
Athens-Macedonian Ag | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:43 UTC

CIA gives a glimpse of Latvia under Soviet occupation +
Public Broadcasting of Latvia | Wed Jan 18, 2017 09:43 UTC
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has published thousands of formerly classified documents online, with some of them giving a fascinating glimpse into the Ag....

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Middle East

China urges US not to allow Taiwan delegation to attend Trump inauguration +
The Daily Star
China on Wednesday urged the United States not to allow representatives of Taiwan to attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration....

Seoul court considers arrest of Samsung de facto head +
The Daily Star
A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country's wealthiest business leader....

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Sends Fresh Reinforcement Forces to T4 Airbase in Eastern Homs Province +
FARS News Agency
TEHRAN FNA - The Syrian army dispatched tens of reinforcement forces who have been recently trained in the Russian bases in Damascus countryside to fight against th....

2 More Palestinians Killed as Tensions Continue in Occupied Territories +
FARS News Agency
TEHRAN FNA - At least two more Palestinians were killed and several others injured as tensions between Israeli military forces and illegal settlers on the one side ....

Former US President George HW Bush hospitalized: media +
The Daily Star
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of sta....

Katrina and Parineeti bond at a movie screening in PVR Juhu +
Emirates 24|7
Parineeti ChopraKatrina KaifKatrina Kaif....

Amber Heard had serious financial fears over divorce +
Emirates 24|7
Amber Heard had serious worries her divorce from ex-husband Johnny Depp would leave her financially ruined.The 'Danish Girl' actress' split from Johnny ....

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East Asia

Taiwan shares close down +
Central News Agency
Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan ended down slightly Wednesday after drops in the stock markets in Europe and the United States, dealers said.....

Trumps options for weakening dollar extend far beyond tweeting +
Japan Times
Donald Trump may have a point: the dollar is indeed strong. Judging from the Federal Reserve’s own trade-weighted dollar index, the U.S. currency is now aroun....

Cambodian women rescued from sex slavery in Japan +
Japan Times
Seven Cambodian women have been rescued from a restaurant in Japan where they were allegedly forced into sex work after a victim made a desperate Facebook plea for ....

Outgoing ambassador Caroline Kennedy boosted US-Japan ties +
South China Morning Post
Caroline Kennedy stepped down on Wednesday after three years as US ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the US-Japan re....

Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Oscar Lai had right to freedom of expression breached at National Day protest +
South China Morning Post
Student activists Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Oscar Lai Man-lok had their right to freedom of expression breached when security guards dragged them from a special area....

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South Asia

Rishi Kapoor compares Dangal to father Raj Kapoor’s Awaara, Mera Naam Joker +
Hindustan Times
Asked what keeps him going professionally, Rishi Kapoor said Ab iss umar mai Kya career hota hai, these words by Rakesh Roshan hit me and that was the moment I deci....

Matt Damon compares his ‘historical fantasy’ The Great Wall to Game of Thrones +
Hindustan Times
Academy Award-winner Matt Damon draws parallels between his upcoming film The Great Wall and popular TV show Game of Thrones.....

5 general insurers to be listed, government stake to fall to 75% +
Odisha Sun Times
New Delhi, Jan 18: In a major decision on divesting stake in state-run general insurance companies, the cabinet on Wednesday approved the public listing of 5 firms ....

Bathinda: Union minister Harsimrat Badal calls Amarinder, Manpreet Badal opport... +
Hindustan Times
Cabinet minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who was scheduled to accompany SAD-BJP candidate from Bathinda (urban) Saroop Chand Singla during nominat....

Suriya’s S3 has a new name, it’s now called C3 +
Hindustan Times
Suriya-starrer S3 has undergone a name change--it has be rechristened as C3. The film releases worldwide on January 26.....

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South East Asia

Philippine church speaks out on drug killings +
Today Online
MANILA - People going to mass at one of the most famous churches in the Philippine capital over Christmas were met by a disturbing sight: Poster-size pictures of Fi....

EC’s redelienation causing more malapportionment, analyst claims +
Malay Mail Online
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 18 The Election Commission....

Check out this new Netflix trailer for Girlfriends Day (VIDEO) +
Malay Mail Online
LOS ANGELES, Jan 18 Bob Odenkirk plays Ray, a greeting card writer, in upcoming American comedy-drama Girlfriends Day, directed by Michael Paul Stephenson.In this ....

Ex-Deutsche Bank forex trader in Singapore admits cheating bank +
Today Online
SINGAPORE - A former foreign-exchange trader from Deutsche Bank AG admitted that he cheated the bank by making false trades. Toh Hway Khuan, 51, pleaded guilty on W....

Inaugural speech is Trumps time to rise to the moment +
Manila Bulletin
Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.....

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Oceania

Disgust at Spanish horse bonfire ritual +
Newshub | Wed Jan 18, 2017 07:59 UTC
The tradition sees horses forced to dash through bonfires.....

Man charged with 16yo Jacob Pakura's hit-and-run +
Newshub | Wed Jan 18, 2017 07:39 UTC
He is charged with dangerous driving causing death....

Singaporean soldiers bomb Waiouru in training exercise +
Newshub | Wed Jan 18, 2017 06:58 UTC
500 soldiers took over the army base to train.....

Search for MH370 comes to an end +
Newshub | Wed Jan 18, 2017 06:57 UTC
It's been almost 3 years since the plane vanished.....

Parents urged to pay more attention to swimming kids +
Newshub | Wed Jan 18, 2017 06:52 UTC
They're concerned about our increasing child drowning rate.....

Out of control fire near Whitianga +
Newshub | Wed Jan 18, 2017 06:41 UTC
A large scrub fire is threatening several properties south of Whitianga in the Coromandel.....

Knights' Mullen tests positive to steroids +
Newshub | Wed Jan 18, 2017 06:27 UTC
Newcastle playmaker Jarrod Mullen has been provisionally suspended by the NRL for breaching anti-doping rules.....

What's living inside your kid's Sophie the Giraffe toy? +
Newshub | Wed Jan 18, 2017 06:27 UTC
Parents surprised by the ....

Tonnes of potatoes strewn across street after truck rolls in Sydney +
9 News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 06:21 UTC
A truck carrying multiple tonnes of potatoes has rolled over in Sydneys west, spilling the cargo onto the side of the road.....

Bushfire emergency in Yass Valley +
9 News | Wed Jan 18, 2017 06:16 UTC
A grassfire is burning out of control in the Yass Valley, with residents urged to take shelter if the fire affects their property.....

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