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United Nations envoy on first Yemen port city visit after truce

United Nations envoy on first Yemen port city visit after truce A former Danish general is expected to take over a diplomatic mission tasked with monitoring a United Nations peace deal in Yemen, western diplomats told The National on Tuesday. The coalition has twice attempted to capture Hodeidah port since previous year to force the Houthis to negotiate, but held off from a full-blown assault amid fears that a disruption to supply lines would trigger mass ... [Full Article...]

Russian senator arrested in parliament over murder allegations

Russian senator arrested in parliament over murder allegations He was charged with murder, tampering with witnesses and being involved in organized crime, the newspaper said . Both victims were shot; Shebzukov was also beaten with a baseball bat. He became a city council member in Stavropol in 2014. Arashukov has been charged with the murder of Circassian activist Aslan Zhukov, who was shot dead in March 2010 in the regional capital of Cherkessk, as well... [Full Article...]

Jolo church attack: Many killed in Philippines

Jolo church attack: Many killed in Philippines The referendum aimed to end almost five decades of a separatist rebellion that has left 150,000 people dead, and it was overwhelmingly approved in other parts of the Mindanao island group. "Human lives are irreplaceable, " he added, calling on Jolo residents to cooperate with authorities to find the perpetrators of this "atrocity". "They want to show force and sow chaos", National Police chief... [Full Article...]

Mueller Alleges His Probe Was Targeted By Russia-Based Disinformation Effort

Mueller Alleges His Probe Was Targeted By Russia-Based Disinformation Effort Late a year ago, the company requested that the judge loosen those restrictions in a series of filings alleging that prosecutors were being too aggressive in deeming certain discovery materials - including spam emails and naked selfies - sensitive for national security reasons. [Full Article...]

Duke University professor removed over "Speak English" email

Duke University professor removed over Across all of Duke's graduate and professional programs, 1,300 of about 8,500 total students come from China . The original email asking the students to use English also garnered attention in China. Mary Klotman, dean of the School of Medicine, said in a separate email to students that "there is absolutely no restriction or limitation on the language you use to converse and communicate with e... [Full Article...]

Schools prepare for winter weather

Schools prepare for winter weather In more rural areas, school districts have to consider where students live and the types of conditions they might be seeing that are different than many urban areas. Transportation and busing are both factors in Hockenberry's decision. School districts in the region are preparing for extreme cold and potentially unsafe wind chills this week. [Full Article...]

Stacey Abrams to Give Dem State of the Union Response

Stacey Abrams to Give Dem State of the Union Response She will address the nation in a prime-time speech shortly after Trump finishes his address to a joint session of Congress on February 5. While she refused to call it a concession speech, Abrams ultimately admitted to her supporters that "the law now allows me no further viable remedy" to fight the results. [Full Article...]

Yellow weather warning issued for snow and ice

Yellow weather warning issued for snow and ice The Met Office has issued a fresh weather warning for Dundee, Tayside and Fife and says temperatures are to plunge even further. Clouding over with some evening rain and snow arriving, perhaps lasting into Friday. Temperatures fell as low as -7C (19F) in the Highlands overnight, while temperatures in the capital were about freezing. The warning adds that longer journey times are expected on so... [Full Article...]

Mother, 22, dies in Midtown subway station fall

Mother, 22, dies in Midtown subway station fall Monday about an unconscious woman inside the 7 Avenue B/D/E Station in Manhattan. Malaysia Goodson, 22, died on January 28, 2019, after she fell down subway steps in Manhattan while carrying her baby in a stroller, police say. The baby is now safe with her father and grandmother. It's unclear if the fall was accidental or if some sort of medical condition contributed to Goodson's fall. [Full Article...]

Lafayette dispatcher helps kid with homework when he calls 911

Lafayette dispatcher helps kid with homework when he calls 911 He immediately shows gratitude and apologizes for calling to which she replies, "we're always here to help". The boy, whose identity is not known, told Bundy that he had math homework he was struggling with. I hope I didn't give him the wrong answer and I hope he had a better day'. 'But this situation of calling asking for homework help - I've been in law enforcement for 13 years and I don't k... [Full Article...]

Trump Responds To ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Tell-All Book By Former Staffer

Trump Responds To ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Tell-All Book By Former Staffer Moss, who is Zaid's law partner, explained in an email to Law&Crime that while a campaign NDA could be fine if they were only looking to enforce it regarding Sims' experiences before becoming a federal employee, they'd have trouble enforcing it when it comes to Sims' work as a White House staffer. [Full Article...]

Pressure builds on Matteo Salvini to let teen migrants in

Pressure builds on Matteo Salvini to let teen migrants in Of those, 176 would be sent to Germany , France , Portugal , Ireland , Romania , Luxembourg , the Netherlands and Italy . The Sea Watch 3 , run by a German humanitarian group, plucked the migrants out of a rubber boat off Libya on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Four police shot in Houston, two suspects dead

Four police shot in Houston, two suspects dead In a tweet , Houston Police said: "Officers have been struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect". Gamaldi's tweet came 13 minutes after Mayor Sylvester Turner said three police officers were shot and that the shooting suspect is down. [Full Article...]

McArthur pleads guilty to 8 counts of first-degree murder

McArthur pleads guilty to 8 counts of first-degree murder Other parts of his victims were found in a ravine. He will appear at the 361 University Ave. courtroom in Toronto at 9:30 a.m. Speaking outside the court, Toronto Police detective David Dickinson said: "We are pleased that McArthur has pleaded guilty, sparing the communities and families a lengthy trial". [Full Article...]

Sleet, snow and ice forecast

There is a lot of uncertainty with it, not just the whole rain turning to snow bit, which will disappoint some. Heavy snow is also expected over Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and North Wales . "By the time we get to Wednesday morning we could easily in places be seeing a cm or two, 1-3cm generally but some places won't see any and just get outbreaks of rain. [Full Article...]

Roger Stone to Be Arraigned, Does Not Rule Out Cooperation with Mueller

Roger Stone to Be Arraigned, Does Not Rule Out Cooperation with Mueller It's only been a few days since Trump's longtime associate Roger Stone was indicted in connection with Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. To Carlson's final question, Stone replied, "Pardon me". And I will affirm that what is in the indictment about me is accurate. And there's nothing you or anyone else can do about it. [Full Article...]

Risk of imminent rupture at another Brazil mining dam

Risk of imminent rupture at another Brazil mining dam Fears that a second dam might collapse nearby forced a new evacuation and the suspension of search efforts late Sunday. It was the second incident at a Vale dam since 2015 . "The sirens did not work, only people shouting to advise others, everyone was desperate". The dam that broke was built in 1976 and was in the process of being decommissioned. [Full Article...]

Weather: Met Office issues snow warning

Weather: Met Office issues snow warning Many London councils have been preparing for the conditions with Tower Hamlets stocking up on one and a half thousand tons of grit. Temperatures are expected to 0 °C overnight on Tuesday, dipping to -3 ° in the early hours of Thursday morning. [Full Article...]

Extreme cold warning returns

Extreme cold warning returns The high, if you wish to call it that, will be minus 21. A multi-day episode of severely cold wind chills continues. For tonight expect cloudy skies with periods of light snow beginning this evening. Active weather is going to be replaced by extreme cold across eastern Saskatchewan on Monday. However, below seasonal temperatures will continue over northern Ontario through the rest of the wee... [Full Article...]

US, Taliban agree to end 17-year Afghanistan conflict

US, Taliban agree to end 17-year Afghanistan conflict U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad's meeting with Taliban representatives was originally scheduled for two days, and its unexpected extension was a positive sign, according to two senior Taliban leaders in Afghanistan who have been kept informed of the progress made in Qatar , Al Jazeera reported . [Full Article...]


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