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Navy missile defense test in Hawaii reportedly fails

Navy missile defense test in Hawaii reportedly fails Wright said the test was of an SM-3 Block IIA missile, made by arms giant Raytheon and created to intercept intermediate-range ballistic missiles. However, the Aegis Ashore system did successfully intercept a ballistic missile target in a test launch last February. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom court rules mass surveillance bill unlawful

United Kingdom court rules mass surveillance bill unlawful Spurrier, the director of Liberty, described the government's existing safeguards as "window dressing for indiscriminate surveillance of the public". Today's ruling refers to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act , which expired at the end of 2016, but will have significant implications for its successor, the Investigatory Powers Act. [Full Article...]

Sydney seaplane 'should not have been where it was'

Sydney seaplane 'should not have been where it was' Investigators in Australia said that the aircraft "simply should not have been where it was" and that Mr Morgan performed "inexplicable" manoeuvres prior to the crash. 58-year-old Mr. Cousins died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, 23-year-old Edward, 25-year-old William and pilot Gareth Morgan. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation claims Fighter Jet Behaved in "Strict Compliance" with International Rule

Russian Federation claims Fighter Jet Behaved in ЕР-3Е Aries II in global airspace over the Black Sea on January 29 was "no incident" but a routine operation. The Russian fighter jet that flew within five feet of a U.S. A Russian fighter plane flew within five feet of a United States Navy surveillance aircraft Monday. The footage , released by U.S. military, shows the Russian jet flying 1.5 meters away from the USA plane as tensions bet... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu corrects German FM on 'two-state' support

Gabriel said that in Europe "there is clearly growing frustration with Israel's actions", and asked Israelis: "How do you want Israel's future to look like?" He reiterated position that Israel must maintain a security control over the West Bank and Gaza. [Full Article...]

Pak court issues notices to Nawaz Sharif, aides on contempt petition

Pak court issues notices to Nawaz Sharif, aides on contempt petition As the hearing went under way, Tarar requested the court for time to prepare for the case. However, Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh said if we accept this interpretation then Article 62 will be redundant. He said all those judges stood disqualified who took oath under the PCO. Representing a petition, counsel Babar Awan contended that the bench had to refer to the parliament even if a comma to ... [Full Article...]

San Francisco Erases Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

San Francisco Erases Thousands of Marijuana Convictions On Wednesday, officials there used a bingo machine to choose the four winners among 36 applicants. For example, if someone had been convicted of possessing an ounce or less of marijuana, that conviction would be tossed out because that is now legal under California law. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince loses $106.7 bn in online gambling

Saudi crown prince loses $106.7 bn in online gambling Reuters reported on Tuesday that the kingdom had closed a detention centre for those snared by the anti-graft drive at Riyadh's opulent Ritz-Carlton Hotel. There are just some discussions between me and the government, " he said. The arrest of so many influential Saudis was meant to send a message that no one was immune to prosecution and to signal to foreign investors that corruption would n... [Full Article...]

Russia's Spy Chief Visited Washington Amid Publication of 'Kremlin List'

Russia's Spy Chief Visited Washington Amid Publication of 'Kremlin List' Naryshkin is now under sanctions imposed by the US under the Obama administration for his alleged role in Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea. They anxious the Kremlin could conclude the United States is open to forgiving Russian Federation for its actions and wasn't resolved to forcefully prevent future meddling. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump

Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump In true Presidential fashion, it was her husband who ended up providing a solution to the gift problem. As the audience laughed, she added, "everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box". Obama will appear on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" in her first post-first Lady TV interview. Former President Barack Obama transferred executive power to Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, but... [Full Article...]

False alarm - Human error

False alarm - Human error State officials say he was sacked Friday. "With respect to human error, due to a miscommunication between the midnight shift supervisor and day shift supervisor, the drill was run without sufficient supervision", Wiley said. Following his investigation, Oliveira recommended a number of improvements on the system including a revised checklist to standardize the process of conducting drills ... [Full Article...]

H&M Group Q4 Profit Falls; Sales Excl. VAT Declines

H&M Group Q4 Profit Falls; Sales Excl. VAT Declines It recently launched ARKET and Nyden, but also increased its global reach with formulas like COS, &OtherStories, Monki and Weekday. As H&M's growing online sales are not fully compensating for reduced footfall to its stores, it plans to invest more in online by ensuring it has an ecommerce presence in all markets that it has a physical presence, as well as in other markets. [Full Article...]

Former MLB GM Kevin Towers dies at 56

Former MLB GM Kevin Towers dies at 56 Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler released a statement via Twitter , saying, "We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Kevin Towers , who passed away early this morning after a courageous battle with cancer". [Full Article...]

Two PlayStation Plus Free Games for February Revealed Early

Two PlayStation Plus Free Games for February Revealed Early First up, we have RiME . " Knack is a game with some solid core mechanics which cry out for a bit more polish and a lot more variety in the gameplay", said Blair in his review when the game launched. You can pick up both the puzzle adventure Rime and platform/adventure title Knack this month, both excellent games that you can breeze through in a couple weekends for free. [Full Article...]

Spotify experiments with Pandora-like playlists app

Spotify experiments with Pandora-like playlists app From app design renders these will take the form of "favourite" playlists and those with particular themes such has "Aussie Top 50" and "Easy Listening". In the description, Spotify explains that it plays music instantly when opened with stations easily changed by scrolling inside the app. This approach is part of Spotify's experiment to essentially streamline its mobile music listening. [Full Article...]

CDC Director Resigns Over Financial Conflicts

CDC Director Resigns Over Financial Conflicts On the morning of January 31, she offered her resignation, according to a statement from HHS. Brenda Fitzgerald , the director of the nation's top public health agency has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest . "These additional purchases did not change the scope of Dr. Fitzgerald's recusal obligations, and Dr. Fitzgerald has since also divested of these newly acquired potential... [Full Article...]

Police in Spain uncover 4 tons of oranges in a auto chase

Police in Spain uncover 4 tons of oranges in a auto chase It turns out, the vehicles were stuffed with 9,000 pounds of oranges. The oranges appear to have come from the town of Carmona, where a theft had been reported at a warehouse some hours earlier. One of the suspects reportedly told police that they had picked up the oranges from the ground. With so much fruit in the backseat, it would have been incredible had they gotten away with their suspected... [Full Article...]

BJP and PDP fight over FIR against Army Major in Shopian

BJP and PDP fight over FIR against Army Major in Shopian The Army major, who was mentioned in the first information report in the firing incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, was not present at the spot of the incident, Army sources claimed on Tuesday. Mufti said she did not believe the police action would have a demoralising effect on the Army. The written version has been added to the case file and will be part of further investigation... [Full Article...]

US State Department Designates Hamas Leader as Terrorist

US State Department Designates Hamas Leader as Terrorist Another implication of Haniyeh's designation is that it shows that the USA will not support unity efforts between Fatah, the main party of the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas . Imad al-Alami was "examining his personal weapon in his home" in early January when the gun accidentally went off, shooting him in the face, said Hamas , a group that has been listed as a terrorist organization by the U... [Full Article...]

Not everyone happy about Engler as potential Interim President at MSU

Not everyone happy about Engler as potential Interim President at MSU Engler will be in place as the board conducts a nationwide search to replace Lou Anna Simon, who resigned last week in the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. The split MSU board, a group of influential donors, athletics boosters and individuals with the political connections to win a party nominating convention to be on the ballot, portrayed Engler as the best available option to lead the ... [Full Article...]


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