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Swaraj says 'no mounted agenda' for talks with high Nepal leaders

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Ms. Swajaj, also met Nepali PresidentBidhya Devi Bhandari, and the outgoing Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. In her first engagement on Thursday, Swaraj met Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) Chairman K P Sharma Oli, who is most likely to lead the new government, and the two had "wide ranging discussions on ways to take the special relationship forward". Read More »

Three killed, one injured after snow avalanche hits army post in Machil

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As many as 21 people, including 15 soldiers, died in multiple avalanches across the region last January. However, three soldiers succumbed at 92 base hospital Badamibagh, Srinagar . On 5 January , ten people were killed and two others were injured after a snow avalanche hit two vehicles. In December a year ago, two soldiers were killed in an avalanche along the Line of Control in Kashmir's Gurez sector. Read More »

Israel asks Polish security bureau chief to reschedule trip to Tel Aviv

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We are concerned, however, that if enacted this draft legislation could undermine free speech and academic discourse. The American Congress has begged Poland not to pass this bill. Despite appearing to agree to a diplomatic dialogue, the Polish government stood by its law this week and pursued its Senate approval. It's time to admit that Benjamin Netanyahu is not a political prodigy. Read More »

4 injured in LA middle school shooting

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She was then taken to Los Angeles County's Central Juvenile Hall and booked on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm, LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez said . "Luckily there are no fatalities or serious injuries". Questions of how and why the gun ended up at the school remain. Young people, he notes, are far more likely to die off school grounds - in a homicide, a fall, a firearm accident, a drowning or even while riding a bicycle - than they are in a school attack. Read More »

Tillerson Begins Latin American Tour with Anti-Venezuela Agenda

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Before setting off on his trip, Tillerson laid out a vision of the United States and Latin America - the "democratic hemisphere" - working together to build a prosperous future. "We have advocated that they return to the constitution", Tillerson said. Unlike many of Trump's other top appointments, Tillerson had no formal role in Trump's presidential campaign. Read More »

Groundhog Phil predicts more cold weather, Chuck says spring is coming

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It's that time of year again - on February 2, the world will turn to a groundhog to get the weather forecast for the next six weeks. But if it doesn't see a shadow, due to overcast skies, then spring will allegedly arrive early. That's his typical prediction: It's only happened more than 100 other times in the 132-year history of the tradition. A rare misstep in 2013, when Woody incorrectly forecast an early spring , prompted an apology from the MI mammal. Read More »

British PM says she is 'not a quitter'

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May believes that re must be a difference between citizens entering United Kingdom after Brexit - on March 29, 2019 - and those who do so later, during transition period - which May prefer to call "implementation", and that European Union expects to end 31 diices Of 2020, according to prime minister in Beijing , where she is on an official voyage, although Downing Street points out that she would like to extend it to 2021. Read More »

SIU kickoffs Black History Month

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Woodson. They are one of seven African-American fraternities and sororities chartered. "We will feature black history performances by dance, poetry, and song, and on Monday, we will have a Black History Museum that will feature African-American women from all around the world". Read More »

You Can Now Get TV Guide Suggestions From Google Assistant

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If you connect your Netflix to your Google Home account, you can also just say, "Hey Google play Stranger Things on Netflix" and it will pick up where you left off the last time you watched. So grab your Google Home Max from the Google Store, Verizon or Best Buy and you can sing and dance your heart out in no time. The new Assistant features include an improved Alarm feature that now lets you set a song, playlist, or radio station as the alarm ringtone. Read More »

Missile Defense Agency confirms failed test off Kauai

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The Department of Defence confirmed to CNN that a test had taken place, but did not mention the result. United States of America to deploy missile defense system in Ukraine? Of course, with rumors of a North Korean military parade meant to highlight their growing suite of Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missiles expected to occur before the start of the Olympic Games in South Korea later this month, it's possible the US would simply prefer to keep these failures close to the ... Read More »

Nagaland BJP delegation in Delhi on poll issue

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The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday announced that it will contest the February 27 Assembly elections in Nagaland . Two days ago, the CCNTHCO "declared that if the Election Commission of India (ECI) goes ahead with its January 31 Election Notification despite the January 29 Joint Declaration of political parties, a one day total State-wide bandh will come into force automatically on February 1". Read More »

Source Politico: Behind Pence's plan to rescue the Republican majority in 2018

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The chartered Amtrak train lawmakers boarded Wednesday morning struck a garbage truck in Crozet, Va., killing one of the workers on board the truck and forcing those on board the train to disembark onto buses to complete their journey. The lawmaker said he "worked in a bipartisan way" last week with Republicans to end a government shutdown. "I stand and show respect for the office", Manchin said. Read More »

Russian Federation says Su-27 fighter jet intercepted United States spy aircraft; U.S. protests

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In remarks cited by Russian media on February 1 - three days after the close encounter near Crimea, the peninsula that Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014 - the Defense Ministry contended that the USA aircraft was in no danger. "Unsafe actions increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions". Russian Ministry of Defense reminded Washington that its reconnaissance planes in the Black Sea region "would be met by Russian jets, but not by the Ukrainian partners", stressing that ... Read More »

TMC sweeps, BJP comes 2nd in Bengal bypolls

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The ruling party in West Bengal - the Trinamool Congress' candidate Sajda Ahmed won the "Uluberia" Lok Sabha by-poll by over 470,000 lakh votes, while the BJP's candidate stood a distant second. Buoyed by the results , a jubilant Congress president Rahul Gandhi hailed the party's Rajasthan unit for its impressive show, calling the outcome a "rejection" of the BJP by the people. Read More »

United Nations launches urgent appeal to raise funds for Syria, Palestine

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This covered long-running programs, including education, as well as emergency funds for crises such as the war in Syria. UNRWA's budget often faces annual shortfalls. UNRWA sought United States dollars 400 million each for Syria and the Palestinian territories. Last year, the agency launched an emergency appeal for $329m to support its Syria operations. Read More »

Sasha Probably Has the Best Room in the Obamas' New House

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That's not necessarily who we are. When explaining the awkward look she had on her face at this time, Michelle admitted on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" that Melania giving her the gift wasn't part of the protocol. "He doesn't have enough closet space - sorry", said Obama who did all the house hunting and designing with her team because her husband was busy "being the president". Read More »

Indiana Congressman, wife rush to aid victims in Virginia train crash

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Representative Rick Crawford out of Arkansas gave a special thanks to first responders on the scene. Another lawmaker told CBSN that some members jumped from the train to offer help to the people in the truck who were injured. Tom Emmer and Erik Paulsen, posted to Twitter on Wednesday that they were on the train but weren't injured. He said other members of Kentucky's delegation are okay, but noted he didn't see Rep. Read More »

Canada Passes Bill To Make National Anthem Lyrics Gender Neutral

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The offending line - " in all thy sons command " - was switched to " in all of us command ". The bill had stalled in the Senate amidst opposition from Conservative MPs, but was finally passed on Wednesday. Shortly after the vote, the bill's proponents celebrated. Following the vote, the office of Conservative Senator Larry Smith sent out a statement saying "so-called Independent senators" had shut down debate "using tools never before applied by individual senators". Read More »

2 students shot at Los Angeles middle school

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Police said a male student and female student are victims of the shooting, according to AP. The wounded female student is in fair condition, police told local media. One person is detained following a shooting at a school in the Westlake District on February 1, 2018. The Associated Press is reporting that the students were shot in their classroom. Read More »

More Snow, High Winds On The Way, Winter Weather Advisory Posted

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Officials expect 1 to 3 inches of snow. "Minor travel impacts from the snow are expected for a majority of the region", the weather service says in a hazardous weather outlook for the Lehigh Valley. Some places may see up to 2 inches of snow before it stops. High pressure will then move across the lower Great Lakes Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing a return to quiet weather and seasonably mild temperatures. Read More »

More than 900 trapped underground in Free State mine

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Sibanye says a storm knocked out power on Wednesday night, preventing evening shift workers from exiting the mine. Mathunjwa said the mine's management should "mobilise all resources" to rescue the workers as soon as possible. "They are saying that the number is more than that (950)", he said. The union says more than 1,035 miners are still trapped. "The mine can not have only one escape route, which is a shaft". Read More »

This woman's 'emotional support' peacock wasn't allowed to board a flight

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The images show the animal perched on an airport baggage trolley, as fellow passengers gaze at it in shock. Ventiko, a Bushwick artist, owns Dexter the peacock. KREM 2 asked Smalley about Dexter the peacock being denied access to its United Airline flight. After Delta Air Lines announced new regulations that require passengers to provide documentation verifying their emotional support animals have been trained and vaccinated, we looked at the rules Delta , United Airlines, and ... Read More »