January 23, 2018

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$24 million lottery victor claims prize in the nick of time


When he heard on the local news that no one had claimed a mega millions jackpot, he searched through his old tickets and found the winning numbers 5-12-13-22-25-35. "I stood there for a minute thinking, 'Do I see what I think I see?' I had to stick my head out the window and breathe in some fresh air". According to the game commission, the lottery victor Smith made a decision to go with $24 million in installments over 26 years. Read More »

Indian troops martyr two Kashmiris in Pulwama


In a separate incident, militants attacked a police vehicle in south Kashmir's Kulgam district in the evening killing a policeman and injuring two others. Earlier on Monday, three Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Vaid said that Mir was shot when protesters started throwing stones at paramilitary personnel after the operation. Read More »

Three kids injured in cross border firing in Mendhar


Three kids of a family were injured in the indiscriminate firing by Pakistani army in the Bimber Gali (BG) sector of Balakot in Poonch district Saturday evening. India has again targeted civilian population along the Line of Control (LoC). However, a local civil administration official said that two children were killed in the cross-border firing. Read More »

Modi praises Kumar's commitment to Bihar; Launches projects worth crores


At Mokama, Modi will lay the foundation stone for four Rs 3031 crore national highways projects and as many sewage treatment plants (STPs) and related works worth Rs 738.04 crore, an official statement said. Other than this he also laid the foundation stone for the four-laning of Aunta-Simariya section of NH-31 and the construction of six-lane Ganga Setu at a cost of Rs 1,161 crore. Read More »

Russia: Israel following 'bad example' of USA in UNESCO pullout


After the United States informed UNESCO on Thursday about its withdrawal on December 31, 2018, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said it would be a loss to the United Nations and "a loss to multilateralism". "The goal of the UNESCO is to enhance cooperation in the field of education, science and culture and promote mutual understanding and integration in these fields", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. Read More »

Wells Fargo legal headaches are hurting profits


The business had revenue of $22.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.23 billion. Net interest income, a key measure of profitability, rose almost $500 million from the third quarter previous year to $12.48 billion, but missed expectations of $13.14 billion projected. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal: How Trump's plan to pressure Tehran could play out


But decertification does not mean tearing up the agreement, nor will it necessarily allow the renegotiate it, both of which Trump pledged to do as a candidate. Speaking at an global conference on enhancing nuclear safety in Rome, Salehi said that Washington's recent "delusionary negative postures do not augur well" for keeping the deal intact. Read More »

Colombia qualifies for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup on final matchday against Peru


Therefore, had Chile not made the complaint, Peru would have finished with 23 points while Chile would have finished the campaign with 24 points - enough to finish fifth and go into the play-off with New Zealand . "They are very highly ranked [and] they are there for a reason but I just felt out of all of them that was the team that would give us confidence going into the game". Read More »

Rival Palestinian Groups Hamas, Fatah Reach Deal Over Control Of Gaza


Multiple previous attempts at reconciliation have failed but the latest Egyptian-led push received a major boost last month when Hamas agreed to cede civil power in Gaza. "We also agreed that the [Ramallah-based Palestinian] government would operate Gaza's Rafah border crossing with Egypt and all of Gaza's crossings with Israel", al-Ahmad added. Read More »

Business leaders say no NAFTA better than bad deal


Canadians and Americans know that we are all better off when we work together to grow the middle class and create prosperity on both sides of the border. The CEO meeting ran in parallel to talks near Washington aimed at refreshing the 1994 agreement, with Mexico, Canada and businesses united in opposition to a number of radical USA proposals they say would damage the North American economy. Read More »

'White Widow' British ISIL recruiter 'killed in air strike'


Jones was an active propagandist on social media platform for the terror group, especially using Twitter to recruit women for ISIS and advising them on the practicalities of traveling to Syria. Before fleeing to Syria, computer hacker Hussain admitted publishing Tony Blair's address in 2011 and was jailed for six months after making hoax calls to a United Kingdom counter-terror hotline a year later. Read More »

Turkey, US discuss visa crisis in phone talks: state media

The U.S. statement said the suspension of non-immigrant visa services was "effective immediately" to minimize visitor numbers to the U.S. Embassy and Consulate for now. "Trying a Turkish citizen for a crime committed in Turkey is our right". "Our wish is that relations between the two allies get back to normal soon", Yildirim said during a provincial governors meeting in Ankara. Read More »

Tehran at Ease, United and Ready as Trump to Announce Iran Strategy


Iranian officials are slamming an anticipated decision from the United States to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) a terrorist organization, saying that with such a move, the USA would be "joining the terrorists' camp". "The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence, bloodshed and chaos across the Middle East". "It is also loved by the people of Lebanon because it has been a supporter of Lebanon's dignity and independence". Read More »

Trump suggests 'Liddle' Sen. Bob Corker was 'made to sound a fool'

Bob Corker of having worked with Democrats and the Obama administration to make the Iran nuclear deal happen. After the outbreak of violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., Corker said that he didn't feel that Trump had demonstrated the "competence" or "stability" needed for a successful presidency. Read More »

U.S. bombers conduct military drills over Korean peninsula


He said: "The recent North Korea cyber hack may relate to the reported August 2016 compromise of the South Korean ministry of defence". Defense officials refused to comment Wednesday. He revealed that around 235 gigabytes of military documents had been stolen from the Defence Integrated Data Centre, and that 80% of them have yet to be identified. Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese soldiers to say namaste


She can be seen greeting the People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel with a namaste before teaching them how to do the same. The Defence Minister's visit to Nathu La comes amid reports of presence of PLA troops in large numbers close to Doklam , where both Indian and Chinese soldiers were till recently engaged in a faceoff. Read More »

Cong's Rajasthan, JK units request Rahul to take over as Party President


BJP accused Rahul Gandhi of insulting the people of Gujarat & claimed that Congress will suffer historic defeat in the upcoming polls. Union Textiles and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani , who lost the Lok Sabha election to Rahul Gandhi in 2014, took on the three-time MP throwing a challenge to win 2019 elections. Read More »

Trump suggests his IQ is higher than Tillerson's after reported 'moron' jab


Sad! In a televised interview with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee that aired Saturday night, Trump also wouldn't say if the U.S. was planning to get rid of the Iran deal. Rex Tillerson makes a statement to the media that he is not going to resign, at the State Department in Washington . Trump was aware before the report earlier this month that Tillerson had referred to him as a " moron " at the Pentagon this summer, a source familiar with the conversation told CNN , but it's ... Read More »

Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday


Developing a plan doesn't have to be complicated. Find two ways out of every room. Fire Prevention Week will be marked with two open houses, one this weekend at the Green Village Volunteer Fire Department and one next weekend at the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department. Read More »

The history behind Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day


There will be speakers, music and signs, including one that says, "Columbus didn't discover anything, 1000s of native nations were already here". A celebration meant to recognise and respect the proud traditions and customs of North America's great tribes, it was first marked in 1992, five centuries on from Columbus setting sail. Read More »

Huge fires sweep through Northern California as wind keeps churning


The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to help firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers with evacuations. As many as 8,000 homes are threatened in Nevada County, the Associated Press reported. At the Safeway, she pointed to her feet, still in slippers. "We were sleeping, but we kept smelling smoke". "There power was out so we had to raise our garage door by hand", she said. Read More »

White House hedges Trump's call for Congress to investigate United States media outlets


Trump's "apology" was similar in character, minimizing what he had done, while turning the entire exercise into an excuse to attack Hillary Clinton, and not apologizing for the million other things he'd said and done. She even joked about the comments, when CNN's Jim Acosta asked if she found it "satisfying" that the President had the power to make people "hold their breath, in this town, when he says something like that". Read More »