January 23, 2018

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Making a Murderer Inmate Scores a Legal Victory


In August, Judge Duffin ruled that Dassey's confession was improperly obtained by Manitowoc County investigators due to his age (he was 16 at the time); intellectual deficits and lack of adult present for his questioning. And now it will be up to a Sheboygan County Judge, who's been assigned to the case because the trial judge has retired, to decided whether the motion has any merit. Read More »

Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

Some 800 households in five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Camden are being moved to temporary accommodation after firefighters said they could not guarantee the safety of the buildings, council leader Georgia Gould said. She said: "They've had the fire brigade here all day, Camden Council, police.why have they left it til 8.30 at night to start get residents out". Police says 79 people are either dead or missing and presumed dead in the blaze, although that number may change. Read More »

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election


He said the "scale and aggressiveness" was different this time , with the primary goal being to sow discord and aid the candidacy of Republican Donald Trump , the eventual victor. "It is not for me to know to what extent the Russian hacks influenced public opinion and thereby influence the outcome of the election", he said. Read More »

Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

The president's policy change seeks to restrict the flow of money to "oppressive elements of the Cuba regime" by ending individual people-to people-travel designations, a senior administration official told reporters on Thursday. Trump is planning to outline changes during a visit to Miami on Friday, where he'll appear at the Manuel Artime Theater. Amongst things not expected to be affected by Trump's new policy: the embassy in Havana will remain an embassy, remittances will still be ... Read More »

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 79

In addition to the 29-year-old singer's surprise visits, other celebrities including chef Jamie Oliver, singer Lily Allen, and actor Tom Hardy - who started a crowdfunding page to raise money for victims - have expressed their support and sympathies following the fire . Read More »

UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050


In India , life expectancy at birth will be 71 years in 2025-2030, growing to 74.2 years in 2045-2050. The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries will make it hard to ensure young people get enough food, health care, education, and other necessities, the United Nations said. Read More »

EU, UK fix date to begin Brexit negotiations

Earlier, Andrea Leadsom, leader of the lower house of parliament, said the government had agreed with Queen Elizabeth, who reads out the new government program, that the "state opening of parliament will take place on 21 June 2017". A majority in Northern Ireland wanted the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union , though the DUP backed a divorce from the bloc. The Northern Irish border with European Union member Ireland remains a headache for Brussels. Read More »

Iran using missile power to defend citizens, hit terrorists: Zarif


Late on Sunday, the IRGC fired six missiles, including high-precision Zolfaqar missiles, at various targets in Syria's eastern region of Deir ez-Zor within a range of 650 to 700 kilometers. "The missile launches from the two Sunni-majority provinces at headquarters of Daesh terrorists carry the massage of unity of all Iranians in the face of terrorists", Sharif added. Read More »

Escaped Inmates Held Terrified Couple Hostage Prior To Their Capture

Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe, two Georgia prisoners who escaped from a Putnam County prison bus, have been apprehended by police after a three day manhunt. Rowe and Dubose crashed the auto, bailed out and ran into the woods, a Tennessee Highway patrol spokesman said. The trooper said the homeowner looked outside and saw the two allegedly trying to steal his auto. Read More »

White House discussing moving Spicer to senior communications role


Shortly after Comey was terminated from his position, Trump hinted in a tweet that their conversations may have been recorded and that Comey should therefore avoid leaking to the press. The announcement was made without any supporting communications plan, such as arranging surrogates who would defend the decision on cable television. Read More »

Wounded May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit

Meanwhile, one LibDem who lost was the party leader, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg. The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, said May "should be ashamed" and should resign "if she has an ounce of self respect". With Thursday's election providing 29 new Labour MPs, Corbyn's energetic election campaign has paid off. A further problem can be found in the way this election has reshaped the political map of England, with constituencies in the north that backed Brexit ... Read More »

Terrorists Kill 6 Policemen in Kashmir, Disfigure Their Bodies

Kashmir remained on the edge on Saturday as bodies of three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including commander Junaid Matto, were recovered from the Arwani encounter site in south Kashmir. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that the policemen were killed because democracy is denied in Jammu and Kashmir. Soon after the encounter started train services between Baramullah and Banihal were suspended and all the exams scheduled on June 17, in wake of the strike, have been postponed. Read More »

S.Korea finds apparent North Korean drone near border

The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Trump has vowed " won't happen ". Read More »

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

The ex-FBI chief, James Comey , last week outlined awkward meetings with Trump and said the President made him uncomfortable discussing the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. While Gingrich said he would not recommend that Mr. Trump should fire Mueller, he questioned the investigation's impartiality since Mueller has so far hired four Democratic attorneys. Read More »

Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

A soldier from 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh opened fire at four foreign soldiers in Dehdadi district, reported Afgan media. Authorities say an Afghan solider attacked and wounded USA soldiers at a military base on Saturday. The mission said some United States soldiers might have been hurt. At least one Afghan soldier was also wounded in the attack. These insider assaults, known as green-on-blue attacks, have increased in frequency as the Taliban regains a foothold in ... Read More »

Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket


Rep. Scalise, No. 3 in the House Republican leadership, was shot in the hip. As he was leaving the baseball field, Duncan said Hodgkinson asked him if the practice was Democratic or Republican congressmen. Also wounded were a current congressional staffer, one former staffer and two Capitol Hill police officers. Contacted by on Friday, Brooks said he has been told to refer all questions to the Capitol Police for comment. Read More »

Texas Republicans largely loyal to Donald Trump


In a Gallup Poll taken during the same time period, Trump also showed a small uptick from last week with the president receiving a 38 percent approval and 57 percent disapproval rating. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, plans to challenge him. O'Rourke, who has never run for office outside of El Paso, isn't a name brand yet: 13 percent of Texas voters have a neutral opinion of him, but 55 percent have no opinion at all. Read More »

Many Cubans crestfallen at Trump's detente roll back

Trump said he would restrict USA tourist visits to the island, which had increased as part of cultural exchange travel approved by Obama. The television and radio media also gave wide coverage to the declaration of Cuba on the aggressive decision of the U.S. Read More »

Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sex assault case


Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault. In Saturday's case, Cosby was on trail for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia home in 2004. Cosby faces another defamation lawsuit from Dickinson, along with a sexual harassment claim from Judy Huth, who alleges Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1974, when she was 15. Read More »

JK: 6 policemen killed in Anantnag terror attack


A joint team of the Army, Jammu & Kashmir police and CRPF cordoned off Arwani village following a specific input about the presence of three Lashkar terrorists in the area on Friday morning. The policemen were killed when militants ambushed a vehicle carrying them Friday evening at Thajiwara - Achabal village in Anantnag district, about 65 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Read More »

Brexit : Britain shifts focus to growth as it girds for talks

Brexit negotiators will discuss Monday Britain's financial obligations to the European Union as the long, complicated and potentially perilous process of the United Kingdom leaving the bloc finally gets underway. Two former Conservative prime ministers have also urged May to soften her approach. The debate within Britain's government about how to quit the European Union has been blown wide open by an election that left May without a majority in parliament and damaged her authority in the ... Read More »