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CDC: Flu is widespread but season may be peaking

CDC: Flu is widespread but season may be peaking The flu season is intensifying in CT and the state Department of Public Health said hundreds of hospitalizations and 15 deaths of residents who are 65 years old and older are alarming. "Even though it's not ideal, it's still the best protection we have", said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist at University Health Network in Toronto. [Full Article...]

Threat of CBRN weapons becoming a 'reality', says Rawat

Threat of CBRN weapons becoming a 'reality', says Rawat Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a bitter standoff which lasted for 73 days last summer at Doklam - a trijunction of India, China and Bhutan, after Indian troops stopped the Chinese Peoples' Liberation Army from constructing a road in the area that is claimed by both China and Bhutan as their own. [Full Article...]

Turkey summons U.S. charges d'affaires

Turkey summons U.S. charges d'affaires Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that relations with the United States were harmed by Washington's refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG. It will be remembered that most of the opposition forces have been relocated to Idlib after being forced to withdraw from other parts of the country. [Full Article...]

Bannon To Be Interviewed Tuesday By House Committee Probing Russian Interference

Bannon To Be Interviewed Tuesday By House Committee Probing Russian Interference The interview will focus on Bannon's time with the Trump campaign rather than the transition period or his tenure as President Trump's chief strategist. Mr. Bannon, he said , had "very little to do with our historic victory". Burck confirmed to Law360 on Thursday that he is representing Bannon. Mr Bannon could attempt to start a new venture without Mr Ailes or perhaps go back to making docu... [Full Article...]

Merkel pledges 'fresh start' for Europe with new government

Merkel pledges 'fresh start' for Europe with new government The common European foreign and security policy must be strengthened in the sense of a peace power Europe , says the document, calling for strengthened cooperation in security and defense policy (PESCO) and bringing it to life. Germany has been in political limbo since a September 24 election in which Merkel failed to win a clear majority - in part due to the rise of the far-right Alternative fo... [Full Article...]

Zuma To Set Up Inquiry Into 'State Capture'

Zuma To Set Up Inquiry Into 'State Capture' Zuma's removal also had "no expressed authority" according to the ANC constitution, the letter said, adding that the NEC was not and had never been "an appointing authority on any person to the office of the president of the Republic of South Africa, irrespective of the fact that Zuma was its preferred candidate for that position before and after [the 2014] general elections". [Full Article...]

Dennis Kucinich files paperwork for potential gubernatorial run

Dennis Kucinich files paperwork for potential gubernatorial run Kucinich, 71, launched his political career almost 50 years ago when he served on the Cleveland City Council and later captured the mayor's office in 1977. Cordray entered the race last month and Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill has announced plans to leave the bench this month to also make a run for the Democratic nomination. [Full Article...]

Joe Arpaio's Senate bid

Joe Arpaio's Senate bid Arpaio didn't stop there, hinting that more revelations about the document would emerge. "Why wouldn't I?" Chris Cuomo replied, accusing the sheriff of attempting to "delegitimize" Barack Obama . Trump said, when the issue was grabbing headlines daily, that he didn't know because he didn't have evidence about Obama's birth. The suggestion was that a computer expert had copied and pasted... [Full Article...]

Samsung MicroLED makes massive, 146-inch modular TV a reality

Samsung MicroLED makes massive, 146-inch modular TV a reality Samsung has broken through the problems faced by the industry when it comes to such large screen sizes. For the uninitiated, the pixels on a MicroLED module are significantly smaller than a conventional LED display. "But maybe Samsung has made some breakthroughs on multiple placement [at once]". Gray added that it is likely to appear in very expensive devices despite being introduced as a co... [Full Article...]

Violent protests continue for a fourth night in Tunisia

Violent protests continue for a fourth night in Tunisia In the province of Siliana in northwestern Tunisia , young demonstrators tried to break into a court building, before targeting law enforcement officers with Molotov cocktails. Tunisia's main opposition Popular Front had called for demonstrations through the week. Prime Minister Yousef Chahed has said the riots have descended into "acts of vandalism", he added: "What happened is violence that ... [Full Article...]

Doug Jones sworn in as Alabama Senator

Doug Jones sworn in as Alabama Senator In an announcement on the State Capitol steps, Hobson, 56, outlined a platform very similar to the former Alabama chief justice's Senate campaign past year, with an emphasis on military spending, opposition to abortion and LGBT rights and loyalty to President Donald Trump and his agenda, particularly on immigration. [Full Article...]

Roku will launch its own voice-controlled digital assistant

Roku will launch its own voice-controlled digital assistant Equipment makers also will be able to license smart soundbar and speaker hardware reference designs, as well as the Roku operating system, Roku said. The Roku Entertainment Assistant - which is somewhat of a competitor to Alexa , Google Assistant and Siri - leverages the Roku OS to use your voice to execute media-centric commands and control Roku apps as long as you have... [Full Article...]

Syrian army breaks siege of army base near Damascus

Syrian army breaks siege of army base near Damascus He said that this is undermining efforts to reach a political solution to the war in that country. Two auto bomb explosions have taken lives of dozens in Syrian Idlib province, local media reported . The base could provide President Bashar al-Assad's forces with an important step towards reclaiming the Idlib province. The Idlib Media Center activist group posted a video online of trucks car... [Full Article...]

Journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes attempted abduction; interior minister takes notice

Journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes attempted abduction; interior minister takes notice A journalist, critical of Pakistan's powerful military establishment, says he narrowly escaped abduction January 10 after armed men stopped his taxi in Islamabad . In May past year, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had issued a notice to Siddiqui, known for posting comments on social media against the military, and asked him to appear before its counterterrorism wing. [Full Article...]

Vivo Launches First In - Screen Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo Launches First In - Screen Fingerprint Scanner This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry's challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones. [Full Article...]

Parineeti Chopra Bags the Lead Role Opposite Akshay Kumar in 'Kesari'

Parineeti Chopra Bags the Lead Role Opposite Akshay Kumar in 'Kesari' On Wednesday, the filmmaker finally revealed the lead actress of " Kesari " and it is none other than Parineeti Chopra . Parineeti responded to KJo's tweet with one of her own. The film's story, based the the historical battle of Sargarhi, guarantees a great buzz around it and this will benefit the careers of all those involved in the project. [Full Article...]

Android Nougat starts rolling out for Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro in India

Android Nougat starts rolling out for Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro in India The glass and metal body looks and feels very premium in hand, and the device feels pretty sturdy too. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will bring iterative updates to company's Infinity Display design with some leaked panels showing thinner bezels than existing models. [Full Article...]

France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan will embark for Paris today for discussions with French President Emmanuel Macron for their first official bilateral meeting since the French election in May 2017. He says in case of fake news, an emergency legal action could allow authorities to suppress that content or even close the website. "At election time, on internet platforms", Macron said in his speec... [Full Article...]

Moscow Admits Drones Attacked Hmeimim, Tartus Bases

Moscow Admits Drones Attacked Hmeimim, Tartus Bases A statement by the Working Group for Syria , the umbrella group of 120 Syrian organizations, criticized Russia's military actions in Syria and urged the U.N.to boycott the meeting in Sochi. A drone used in an attempted strike on Russian military bases in Syria . "The village has always come under shelling, and the regime and Russian Federation don't need an excuse to bomb us. [Full Article...]

Ruckus as police cancels Mevani, Khalid meet in Mumbai

Ruckus as police cancels Mevani, Khalid meet in Mumbai Talking to Mirror, he said, "This registration of frivolous offence against us verifies that the BJP-led government in Maharashtra wants the unrest to continue". The organisers had sent a letter to the Juhu police on December 29 mentioning that the duo would be participating in the event, but the police sent a notice refusing permission on Wednesday, citing the statewide bandh. [Full Article...]


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