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Former VW chief Winterkorn investigated for fraud


The investigation into the company's massive emission test cheating scandal is still on, and fresh evidence from 28 homes and offices in Braunschweig near the vehicle maker's headquarters has led the investigators to believe that Winterkorn had lied at the time of resigning. Read More »

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal Sets Up Dream Final vs Roger Federer


With the tennis world equal parts giddy and anxious over the prospect of a Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal final in the Australian Open , a last ride of the two legends with 31 Grand Slam titles between them several years after such a high-stakes meeting seemed possible, the 26-year-old Canadian did his part, bowing out of the quarter-final in Melbourne with a straight-sets loss to Nadal. Read More »

Missing red panda named Sunny on the loose in Virginia


However, she was gone the following morning when zoo officials went to check on her. Zoo personnel began searching the grounds immediately for the run-away red panda. Red panda Thomas remains in the exhibit he shares with Sunny in the Asia - Trail of the Tiger. Fewer than 10 ,000 adult red pandas remain in the world, according to the National Zoo. Read More »

Dick Van Dyke on Mary Tyler Moore: 'She Was Just the Best'

With Moore making a name for herself on "The Dick Van Dyke Show ", Reiner often anxious that Broadway or film directors would "steal her away". "And she set a tone that said it was OK for women to be happy in their marriage and want children but also have dreams and hopes outside family, to have goals that related to her career". Read More »

Corruption, Inequality Laying Platform for Populism - Transparency International


Almost 70% of the 176 countries scored below 50 on the 100-point scale, with a zero meaning a country is perceived to be highly corrupt and 100 indicating it is perceived to be very clean. The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranks countries according to the perceived level of public sector corruption where Sri Lanka is ranked 95th out of 176 counties with a poor score of 36. Read More »

Florida Gets Failing Grades on Tobacco Control Report Card

This year, the report has added a new grade on efforts to increase the minimum sales age for tobacco products to 21. "Tobacco use is the leading cause of death and disease in our nation, and 22 percent of Oklahoma residents now smoke", said Bill Pfeifer, president and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Southwest. Read More »

Keystone Pipeline: 5 Things To Know About Controversial Project Trump Approved


Trump also signed an action to advance the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. "Millions of people came together all over this country to stop the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines and say we must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to renewable energy", Sanders wrote in a statement on Trump's executive orders sent to International Business Times . Read More »

NAFTA Negotiations to Begin Almost Immediately, Trump Tells Senior Team


The president is also expected to sign an executive order on his plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canada's ambassdor to the US, David McNaughton will brief the cabinet on talks held so far with the Trump administration and on concerns he's heard from Canadian companies with US operations. Read More »

May's Modern Industrial Strategy Welcomed


There is a real opportunity with the Industrial Strategy, and forthcoming 25-year Environment and Carbon Emissions Reduction plans, to set long-term economic and environmental outcomes which set the conditions to unlock investment, enhance natural capital and provide employment and export opportunities for United Kingdom business". Read More »

Trump Reinstates Global Gag Rule to Cut Off Abortion Funding Abroad


Trump's pro-life action comes a day after the 44 anniversary of the notorious Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, which along with the Court's Doe v. Bolton decision, established abortion-on-demand as the law of the land. The Helms Amendment has prevented USA funding for overseas abortions since 1973. Asked about the policy during a press conference on January 23, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that is in line with Trump's is pro-life position, and "he must stand up for all ... Read More »

Iraqi PM orders probe into abuses by troops in Mosul


The commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said on Sunday that the areas of al-Milayeen and al-Binaa al-Jahiz were recaptured after the army troops stepped their attacks against the Daesh militants in eastern Mosul, Lebanese news channel Al-Manar reported. Read More »

Ukip's Paul Nuttall announced as candidate for Stoke by-election


And he said he wanted to see a separate English Parliament, telling his supporters: "I am sick and exhausted of Englishness being the one national identity in our island that is not allowed to speak its name". The by-election could shed light on UKIP's level of support after Mr Farage's leadership, as well as the shape of politics post-Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn's performance as opposition leader. Read More »

Syrian envoy, rebel leader trade barbs at peace talks


Iran sponsors and funds numerous militias fighting on the ground on behalf of Assad, including the powerful Lebanese Hezbollah militia. The rebels' loss of their former urban stronghold, Aleppo, has shifted the momentum of the fighting in favor of Assad. Read More »

Gambia's longtime autocratic leader finally leaves the country and go into exile

Barrow was officially sworn in as president in Gambia's embassy in Senegal the same day the operation was launched, but it was paused to give Jammeh a chance to leave without bloodshed. Pressure intensified on Jammeh after Adama Barrow, victor of the December 1 election, took his oath of office in neighboring Senegal on Thursday and the UN Security Council adopted a resolution giving "full support" to Ecowas to enforce the outcome of the vote. Read More »

Ten-year-old Italian boy survives 48 hours beneath avalanche rubble


Four people were pulled alive from the wreckage of a luxury hotel that was demolished on Wednesday by a deadly avalanche, bringing the number of survivors to nine, the national fire service said on Saturday. Hopes of finding survivors were hampered by difficulties getting heavy equipment to the scene through heavy snow. Prosecutors have opened a manslaughter investigation and were looking into whether the avalanche threat was taken seriously enough and whether the hotel should have been ... Read More »

Turkey: Presidential System Passes Parliament


Supporters of a powerful presidency argue that a strong president would strengthen Turkey as it confronts a broad array of internal and external security threats. If the reforms are approved, Turkey plans to hold presidential elections in 2019 and the victor would be eligible to remain in office for up to two five-year terms. Read More »

Berejiklian frontrunner for Baird's job

NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian will go to a NSW Liberal Party meeting on Monday unopposed as candidate to be the party's next leader and state's next Premier. "Armenian-Australian Treasurer of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian will be standing for election as party leader, and therefore the Premier of Australia's largest state, following the retirement of Mike Baird". Read More »

Deadly air strike in Syria hits al-Qaeda camp

U.S. air strikes have killed more than 100 al Qaida militants at a training camp in a remote area in north-western Syria, defence officials said. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the air strike was primarily carried out by a B-52 bomber and dropped 14 munitions. Read More »

Electrical Malfunction Caused Fire in Tehran High-Rise


State TV said at least 78 people, including 45 firefighters, had been injured, and the remains of the building had continued to burn after the collapse. It was the tallest building in Tehran when it was completed. A fire brigade representative said authorities had repeatedly warned managers in the building about violations of safety standards. Read More »

Facebook Blocks Media Posts for RT Following Obama's Final Presser


Current Time TV said it had not send a complaint. The restrictions keep RT News from posting live-streams, videos, articles, GIFs and any other content that is not purely text. Originally known as Russia Today, RT was founded in December 2005 as an English-language television network. Despite Facebook's response, Russian Federation is still not happy with the outcome. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn to order Labour MPs not to block Brexit

But Dominic Raab, a senior Conservative MP, said: "It's unbelievable that members of Jeremy Corbyn's top team are now plotting to vote to ignore the result if they get the chance". But Mr Corbyn told Sky News: "It's very clear the referendum made a decision that Britain is to leave the European Union". He said: "Labour's claim to be the official Opposition must break the Trade Descriptions Act". Read More »

Premier Mike Baird Resigns

ACT opposition leader Alistair Coe said Mr Baird had demonstrated "leadership with integrity". On Tuesday morning, Baird announced he would resign from Parliament next week "effective immediately". Baird choked back tears during an emotional press conference, saying his decision had not been easy but it was the right one. "I think he'll be remembered as a smash and grab Premier who sold off so many of our assets in NSW and we didn't see a lot for it". Read More »

JK Assembly:Omar seeks unanimous resolution on 'Return of KPs'

There is instantaneous need for the return of Kashmiri pandits otherwise it can be an "end of a civilization". Abdullah received support from the Speaker and all members of the House, including PDP legislators. Rashid said. Joining the chorus, MLA Langate-Er Rasheed suggested the lawmakers to practically work on the ground instead of moving resolution. Hundreds of Pandit families fled the Valley by January 1990, immediately after an armed uprising broke out in Kashmir in 1989. Read More »

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma new CBI Director


The proceedings of the three-member collegium comprising PM Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and head of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge proposed the appointment by a majority decision. Additional Director Rakesh Asthana was holding charge of CBI director after Sinha's retirement. This will be his first time working for the central investigation agency. Read More »

Puerto Ricans cheer commutation for nationalist Oscar Lopez


Under Lopez-Rivera, the FALN, headquartered in Chicago and New York City, planted more than 130 bombs in US cities beginning in 1974. " Sobbing with gratitude here in London". In 1972 he was one of the founders of La Escuelita Puertoriiqueña, which started in the basement of a Chicago church, and was later renamed the Dr. Read More »

123456 was the most popular password in 2016 - Keeper

Security firm Keeper analyzed 10 million leaked records in 2016 and found out a very surprising yet depressing fact about the most common passwords of the year. "123456789" and " qwerty " completes the top three passwords used by people worldwide. Four of the top 10 passwords on the list were six characters or shorter. Read More »

SpaceX makes successful rocket launch again

Since Falcon 9 is a 2-stage rocket, first stage, booster, landed on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean. The launch is the first in a seven-flight contract worth $468.1 million with Iridium, said Diane Hockenberry, director of public relations and communications at Iridium. Read More »

Don't move US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

However, the worldwide community has to move fast in view of accelerated settlement-building activity by Israel which, if allowed to continue for another year or so, will not leave a contiguous piece of land of adequate size for a viable Palestinian state. Read More »

Fresh prison riots in Brazil claim 10 lives, 3 inmates decapitated


Experts say the First Command, known by the Portuguese acronym, PCC, is exploiting overcrowding and squalid conditions in Brazil's prisons in order to expand its reach and influence across the national prison system. This is the third major riot in Brazil this year. The violence broke out when the gangs clashed and rivals invaded other prisoners' cells, Folha de Sao Paulo reports. Read More »

Serbia says Kosovo wants war as neighbours row over Serb nationalist train

Nikolić accused Albanians of "wanting war" and said he's willing to send troops to Kosovo. The two states have been embroiled in on-going tensions since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 after a violent struggle. "The introduction of an illegal rail service represents interference which threatens our sovereignty and proves Serbia is seeking to destabilise Kosovo", said Edita Tahiri, who leads Kosovo's negotiating team with Belgrade. Read More »

Baby kidnapped from Jacksonville hospital found alive 18 years later


A girl snatched from a hospital in Florida in 1998 just hours after she was born has been found alive and healthy in SC, authorities announced Friday, cracking a case that went unsolved for almost two decades. She told us she'd be here soon to see us". Williams is in jail in Colleton County on charges of kidnapping and interference with custody. "She's taking it as well as you can imagine". Read More »