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Iran defies USA with display of long-range cruise missile

During the 4th day of Eghtedar 40 military and defense exhibition underway in the Iranian capital of Tehran was unveiled newest Hoveizeh ground-launched cruise missile. But Tehran denies seeking any nuclear weapons capability, and insists that its missile development programme is "purely defensive" and compliant with the resolution. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes withdrawal from 'endless' Afghanistan, Syria wars

Trump pushes withdrawal from 'endless' Afghanistan, Syria wars U.S. officials have been holding talks in Qatar with the Taliban on a framework for peace negotiations, raising prospects for a breakthrough in the 17-year-old conflict. We might as well keep it. One concern of Washington is that Iran is looking to build a crescent of influence spanning Iraq and Syria, reaching the Mediterranean. [Full Article...]

Military steps in as Australia floods bring crocs to the streets

Military steps in as Australia floods bring crocs to the streets The Townsville City Council estimates it could be up to 2000, but with floodwaters still swamping parts of the city there's no real way to know. Up to 20,000 homes could be flooded if the downpours continue, officials warn. Some people were door-knocked twice. Mr Arnold said that while the last few days had produced favourable conditions for battling the blazes, communities in part of the stat... [Full Article...]

Pence in Florida: Time to end Maduro regime in Venezuela

Pence in Florida: Time to end Maduro regime in Venezuela Analysts warn that the efforts are also risky, potentially leading to a schism within the Venezuelan military that could lead to open fighting and a broad civil war. "We're in a historic battle", Maduro told several hundred troops standing in formation around armoured vehicles. Mr Guaido led a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday with residents stepping out of their homes and workplaces for two h... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court puts temporary hold on Louisiana abortion restrictions

Supreme Court puts temporary hold on Louisiana abortion restrictions A Louisiana abortion provider, June Medical Services, which objects to the law, appealed to the full 5th Circuit in mid-January to rehear the case, but the judges voted 9-6 against doing so. The 5th Circuit on January 18 refused on a 9-6 vote to rehear the case, prompting four of its judges to dissent, saying the court's September ruling was "in clear conflict" with the Supreme Court's Texas dec... [Full Article...]

Crews responding to fire following reports of small plane crash near LA

Crews responding to fire following reports of small plane crash near LA The accident happened at 2pm pacific time (10pm GMT) in Yorba Linda, a city about 26 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The Cessna aircraft took off from Fullerton Municipal Airport in Orange County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. [Full Article...]

Brazil dam collapse: Death toll rises to 121, over 200 missing

Brazil dam collapse: Death toll rises to 121, over 200 missing The dam break killed at least 110 people on January 25, and there is an ongoing search for hundreds still listed as missing . A view of the Paraobeba River in Brumadinho, Brazil , Friday, Feb. The company has said the mud flow destroyed the sirens before they could sound the alarm. "Everybody, the majority worked in mining", he said. Authorities and environmental organisations have begun t... [Full Article...]

MMA fighter Cedric Marks wanted for double murder escapes police van

MMA fighter Cedric Marks wanted for double murder escapes police van The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office's initial tweet about the escape said Marks was facing three "pending murder charges ", but it didn't immediately respond to requests for further information about those charges. Maya Maxwell is charged with evidence tampering and is jailed in Bell County, Texas, on US$150,000 (NZ217,000) bond. An arrest affidavit said Maxwell, who became a person of i... [Full Article...]

Cortland police increasing DWI enforcement for Super Bowl weekend

Cortland police increasing DWI enforcement for Super Bowl weekend ISP Troopers made over 60 DUI arrests and issued over 2,300 citations statewide during Super Bowl weekend a year ago. "If you drink or use other impairing substances, do not drive". If you host a Super Bowl party, make sure your guests have a safe and sober way home, and do not serve alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age. "We want everyone to have a great Super Bowl Sunday and make it back home ... [Full Article...]

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on revolution anniversary

Saturday's exhibition in Tehran comes days after the deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps warned Israel that a conflict with the Islamic Republic would "definitely lead to its elimination " and said that Tehran was pursuing a strategy to "eradicate the Zionist regime from the political geography of the world". [Full Article...]

USA stops all aid to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza

USA stops all aid to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza The crunch over funding for security coincides with the end of all USAID projects in the Palestinian territories. This comes as the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA) takes effect. US President Donald Trump's Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt had attended the project's launch in October 2017. [Full Article...]

Senate panel obtains records for Trump Jr.’s blocked calls

Senate panel obtains records for Trump Jr.’s blocked calls Trump Jr. had made phone calls to two blocked numbers the same day he spoke with Russian pop star Emin Agalarov. "My father knew nothing of the meeting or of these events", he said in a statement at the time of his testimony. Schiff's comment referred to the evolving explanations given by the president and Trump Jr. about the 2016 meeting, which they initially said was largely about " adoption "... [Full Article...]

UK's Eldon Insurance, Owned by Brexit Donor Banks, Fined for Data Misuse

UK's Eldon Insurance, Owned by Brexit Donor Banks, Fined for Data Misuse Eldon Insurance has also been issued with an enforcement notice, ordering it to take steps to make sure it complies with electronic marketing regulations. Leave.EU has been fined £45,000 and Eldon Insurance has been fined £60,000 for the breach. Leave.EU's head of communications Andy Wigmore said they were "disappointed but not surprised" at the announcement and would be appealing against th... [Full Article...]

Nissan shelving plans to build new X-Trail in United Kingdom, claims report

Nissan shelving plans to build new X-Trail in United Kingdom, claims report Work already committed to is not likely to be affected, and the effect on jobs is expected to be minimal. He said: "Twenty years ago we had these awful, blood-curdling threats about Nissan in Sunderland if we didn't join the Euro". Mrs May said she was listening to figures from across politics, the trade union movement and business in her quest for a feasible Brexit compromise. [Full Article...]

Indian students arrested in USA after enrolling in fake uni

Indian students arrested in USA after enrolling in fake uni The authorities did not identify the nationalities of the eight men. The Association said on its Facebook page that it was trying to help affected students and is meeting Indian consular officials in the United States about the case. The indictments alleged the enrolled students were not victims of the scam but wilful collaborators. The fake university was set up in 2015 to try to catch foreign ... [Full Article...]

Pelosi could force Senate GOP into awkward vote on Trump emergency powers

Pelosi could force Senate GOP into awkward vote on Trump emergency powers Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi returns to her office from the Senate after US President Donald Trump announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington January 25, 2019. Trump has been unpredictable in the shutdown debate, mixing softer rhetoric about a multifaceted approach to border security with campaign-style bluster about the wall. [Full Article...]

Border agents seize $4.7M in fentanyl, meth from Mexico

Border agents seize $4.7M in fentanyl, meth from Mexico The seizure, he said, had prevented an immeasurable number of doses of the drug "that could have harmed so many families". CBP officials said they captured almost 254 pounds (114kg) of the deadly synthetic opioid from a secret compartment inside a truck carrying a load of Mexican produce heading into USA at the Nogales border crossing in Arizona (inset). [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu: Leopard cub seized from a passenger at Chennai airport

Tamil Nadu: Leopard cub seized from a passenger at Chennai airport An unidentified Air Intelligence Unit official said they had stopped the passenger when he was seen hurriedly leaving after collecting his luggage, reported NDTV . However, a senior officer said: "He says he was supposed to handover it to someone at the Chennai airport". NTV said she is now being cared for at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai . [Full Article...]

Venezuelan general urges military to disavow Maduro as opposition stages rallies

Venezuelan general urges military to disavow Maduro as opposition stages rallies Yanez is the first active Venezuelan general to recognise Guaido since he proclaimed himself president on January 23. "Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power - and Nicolas Maduro must go!" the US Vice President took to Twitter as saying. [Full Article...]

Facebook, Twitter remove hundreds of malicious accounts | newkerala.com #96373

Facebook, Twitter remove hundreds of malicious accounts | newkerala.com #96373 The company said Twitter helped its investigation by sharing information about suspicious activity it found on its own service. The somewhat surprising news is that majority came from Iran . The company also identified and suspended 2,617 fake accounts from Iran, and another 764 fake accounts from Venezuela. Some of the activities on these accounts dates back to 2010. [Full Article...]


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