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Leopard cub seized from passenger at Chennai airport

Leopard cub seized from passenger at Chennai airport They then heard "faint trill sounds" coming from his luggage. "He was intercepted after he crossed the green channel (i.e. the passage for those carrying goods within the permitted customs limits and not carrying prohibited items) and brought to AIU room for further questioning". [Full Article...]

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring Groundhog Day is upon us again. That could mean Phil won't see his shadow, which would mean we are in for an early spring. The Groundhog Day traditions were observed as usual in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Saturday, despite the temperature of 2 degrees Fahrenheit. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle writes inspirational messages on bananas at sex workers charity

Meghan Markle writes inspirational messages on bananas at sex workers charity The organisation, which helps women in Bristol break free from street sex-work, homelessness, and addiction, might not be the type of charity you'd expect to see on a royal visit. Meghan took her time out to write that one. Well, this small gesture by Meghan has touched many hearts for sure. A source previously told the outlet that Markle is "full of energy and is in good spirits" as she ... [Full Article...]

Police shoot and arrest man who threatened travellers at Brisbane Airport

Police shoot and arrest man who threatened travellers at Brisbane Airport At around 9pm, police were called to the worldwide terminal following reports of a man in the food court, armed with a knife who was threatening a woman who is known to him. A second exclusion zone was declared at the Bruce Bishop Carpark in Surfers Paradise just after midnight and revoked at 1.45am. "There is no evidence to suggest the incident at the worldwide airport is terrorism related; it ... [Full Article...]

European Union irks London by branding Gibraltar ‘Colony of British crown’

European Union irks London by branding Gibraltar ‘Colony of British crown’ The Spanish government has since insisted a footnote be added describing Gibraltar as a " colony " and referring to "controversy" over its status. Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo accused Madrid of trying to "bully" the British Overseas Territory by rejecting British demands for the footnote to be removed. [Full Article...]

Northam yearbook photo shows men in blackface, KKK robe

Northam yearbook photo shows men in blackface, KKK robe When he started speaking instead about a child born alive , it was perfectly reasonable to assume he was considering a hypothetical situation where a child with a deformity had accidentally been born before she could be aborted-an assumption reinforced by Northam's statement that "the infant would be resuscitated, if that's what the mother and the family desired". [Full Article...]

Senator Elizabeth Warren apologises to Cherokee Nation for DNA test

Senator Elizabeth Warren apologises to Cherokee Nation for DNA test But the move was not taken well by many including the Cherokee Nation, with the tribe saying she was "undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage", per The Washington Post . The test revealed that Warren did have a Native-American segment in her DNA, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago. Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and U... [Full Article...]

Earthquake hits southern Mexico, sways buildings in capital

Earthquake hits southern Mexico, sways buildings in capital Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of the quake hit at a depth of 42 miles (68 km) near the Pacific coast and Mexico's border with Guatemala, according to the USGS. People have been evacuated from office buildings. AP reported the quake caused buildings to sway in Mexico's capital city, more than 550 miles away. [Full Article...]

New Jersey man ‘slipped and fell’ on ice

New Jersey man ‘slipped and fell’ on ice He then walks back to the ice cubes strewn about the floor, appears to carefully plan his next step, and then falls. Prosecutors said they don't buy that the fall was real - and arrested Goldinsky on January 15 for filing an insurance claim for an ambulance trip and hospital visit following the alleged accident. [Full Article...]

Rep. Zeldin: 'Anti-Semitic Hate Infiltrating' US Politics, Colleges & Halls of Congress

Rep. Zeldin: 'Anti-Semitic Hate Infiltrating' US Politics, Colleges & Halls of Congress I'm calling you a hater of the Palestinians. "I want to talk about Israel because it has been a point of contention", Salbi said . New York Congressman Lee Zeldin took issue with Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar retweeting a post claiming 'Israel is like the South before 1963'. [Full Article...]

Budget 2019: 11 Highlights From Govt’s Last Budget Before Polls

Budget 2019: 11 Highlights From Govt’s Last Budget Before Polls The scheme will have the Rs 6,000 transferred directly to farmers' accounts in three installments, Goyals said, adding that the entire cost of Rs 75,000 crore for FY20 will be borne by the central government. "So people earning up to Rs 6.5 lakh may not have to pay tax if they make investments in specified savings". The bonanza did not end there. No income tax on taxpayers earning up to Rs 5 l... [Full Article...]

Vegan Senator Cory Booker to Challenge Trump for Presidency

Vegan Senator Cory Booker to Challenge Trump for Presidency Booker is aligning with many other prominent Democratic White House contenders by forswearing all donations from corporate political action committees and federal lobbyists to his campaign, dubbed Cory 2020. Booker is joining a long list of Democrats looking to challenge President Trump. Four years later, Booker ran again and won, cementing his status as a rising star in the Democratic Party. [Full Article...]

Pompeo says second Trump-Kim meeting to occur "someplace in Asia"

Pompeo says second Trump-Kim meeting to occur In late February, the two leaders are set to meet again, reportedly in Vietnam, to try to flesh out the deal. Trump pushed back on both assessments , saying the relationship between North Korea and the U.S.is the "best it has ever been" and ISIS "will soon be destroyed". [Full Article...]

US Cold Wave Lingers, But Should Lose Its Bite By Weekend

US Cold Wave Lingers, But Should Lose Its Bite By Weekend Meteorologist Brian Donegan wrote on The Weather Channel: "Since the temperature was so bitterly cold and is now expected to warm up significantly in the days ahead, road surfaces will become stressed due to that quick transition from freeze to thaw". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump confirms U.S. withdrawal from INF nuclear treaty

Donald Trump confirms U.S. withdrawal from INF nuclear treaty The U.S. says it will suspend its obligations to the treaty on Saturday, and that if Russian Federation doesn't come into compliance, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty "will terminate". "We can not be the only country in the world unilaterally bound by this treaty, or any other", the president said. In December, Pompeo gave Russian Federation 60 days to return to compliance with the t... [Full Article...]

Judge considers gag order in Roger Stone case

Judge considers gag order in Roger Stone case She warned: 'This is a criminal proceeding and not a public relations campaign'. During a hearing in court Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she has not yet made up her mind on instituting a gag order on the defendant and attorneys in the case, but gave both sides a deadline of February 8 to submit in writing their positions on it. [Full Article...]

School closes after walkway collapses, killing 3 pupils | News

School closes after walkway collapses, killing 3 pupils | News At least three students have died and scores are trapped in rubble after a walkway collapsed at a school near Johannesburg, South African officials have said. They cried, pleading for help. Oh! Emergency services are at the scene. A pastor leads people in prayer at the site of a walkway collapse at the Driehoek High School in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, Friday, Feb. [Full Article...]

Sen. Graham Demands Answers From FBI on Roger Stone Raid

Sen. Graham Demands Answers From FBI on Roger Stone Raid Roger Stone , a former strategist for Donald Trump , stated in an interview with The Daily Caller that he never discussed the pending release of WikiLeaks materials, including data from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server, with Trump in 2016. [Full Article...]

Sen. Rand Paul awarded over $580000 in lawsuit

Sen. Rand Paul awarded over $580000 in lawsuit Mr. Boucher, who, like Sen. The jury awarded Paul $375,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 for pain and suffering, plus $7,834 for medical expenses. Both Paul and Boucher recounted with great detail their accounts of the attack . Boucher, 60, assaulted Paul while he was mowing his lawn. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana suffered serious injuries in the shooting. [Full Article...]

Border officials report biggest fentanyl bust ever

Agents found the drugs in hidden compartments in a tractor trailer bringing cucumbers from Mexico. Officers also found 300 packages of methamphetamine, which has an estimated value of $1.18 million. "They don't come in through the portals, they come in between the portals where you have no barrier", Trump said, referring to the drug trade in early January. [Full Article...]


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