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WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb rumours

WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb rumours This refers to a restriction of five chats where a message can be forwarded simultaneously, which was tested in India, successfully reducing the number of forwarded messages on the platform, according to official company statements shared with BBC . [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris announces her run for president

Kamala Harris announces her run for president She is framing her campaign through her courtroom experience. And she spent much of the 2018 midterm election cycle campaigning for colleagues around the country and building a network of candidates. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on homeland security on January 16, 2018. A decade later, another first-term Democrat from the Senate is making a bid fo... [Full Article...]

Pipestone County in winter storm warning area

Pipestone County in winter storm warning area Weather Prediction Center. Bitter wind chills of zero to -5° are possible by early Sunday morning. With roads becoming snow and ice covered, travel conditions will be hazardous. For instance, the temperature in Boston could drop to 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 degrees Celsius) on Sunday . The highest snowfall totals were expected in Vermont, New Hampshire and ME, which could see up to 18 inche... [Full Article...]

Extreme cold warning issued for Guelph

Extreme cold warning issued for Guelph Light accumulations are possible and the chance for snow stays with us through Saturday. The Wind Chill Advisory list included all or parts of these counties: Monroe, Greenbrier, Upshur, Barbour, Raleigh, Fayette, Pocahontas, Nicholas, Webster, Randolph, Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Preston, Monongalia, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson, Hardy, Grant and Mineral. [Full Article...]

Democratic lawmaker offers path for agreement on shutdown

Democratic lawmaker offers path for agreement on shutdown He floated a three-year extension of protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for the wall. "That's a longer debate and obviously not something we can solve quickly". But Democrats says talks on border security should occur only after the government is reopened. Still, in the eyes of many White House officials, the prospect that Trump cou... [Full Article...]

Theresa May considering amending 1998 Good Friday deal to break Brexit deadlock

Theresa May considering amending 1998 Good Friday deal to break Brexit deadlock Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church, near High Wycombe, Britain, January 20, 2019. The reports comes as Mrs May prepares to brief Cabinet ministers on her talks with other party leaders and senior MPs following the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal last week in the Commons. [Full Article...]

Laquan Mcdonald: Officer jailed for shooting teen 16 times

Laquan Mcdonald: Officer jailed for shooting teen 16 times The judge sentenced Van Dyke based on the second degree murder charge, which carries a lesser sentence, because he considered it to be the more serious charge. In her ruling, the judge rejected prosecution arguments that the video demonstrated officers were lying when they described McDonald as moving and posing a threat even after he was shot. [Full Article...]

Winter storm causes plane to skid off runway at Chicago airport

While snowfall is expected to taper off in the Ohio Valley and central Appalachians during the day, heavy snowfall - as much as 1-2 inches in some places - will continue in parts of NY and New England through Sunday night, the weather service said. [Full Article...]

Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine Back then it was revealed that the political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica harvested personal data of tens of millions of Facebook users without their prior consent with the aim of targeting them with political messaging. The partial government shutdown has left discussions suspended, however, the report said. The former head of the FTC's consumer protection division has said the fine... [Full Article...]

Lebanon's Aoun urges more efforts to repatriate Syrian refugees

Lebanon's Aoun urges more efforts to repatriate Syrian refugees The Arab League suspended Syria in November 2011, as the death toll rose in the regime's brutal repression of anti-government protests. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Walid Jumblatt, head of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP), on the sidelines of the Arab Economic Summit in Beirut . [Full Article...]

Attacker arrested as bomb blast rocks Syrian capital Damascus

Attacker arrested as bomb blast rocks Syrian capital Damascus Missiles fired towards the northern Golan Heights were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system on Sunday afternoon, the Israeli military said. The Syrian Civil Defense, an opposition-linked group known as the White Helmets, said the blast killed "martyrs" and that others were wounded and rushed to hospitals. [Full Article...]

Frigid temperatures continue into Sunday

Frigid temperatures continue into Sunday There will also be a wind chill warning in the northeast part of the state, with wind chills varying from 40 to 50 below zero. Another wind chill advisory could be posted Sunday night into Monday morning, as another night of well below zero readings are likely. [Full Article...]

Sudan doctors vow continued protests after colleague killed at close range

Sudan doctors vow continued protests after colleague killed at close range According to government statistics, at least 26 people have been killed during the protests. Two to three thousand mourners had gathered in Khartoum's Burri neighbourhood where the 60-year-old man, Moawia Othman, was shot on Thursday evening during demonstrations against the 30-year-old rule of President Omar al-Bashir. [Full Article...]

U.S. envoy Khalilzad holds talks with Tehmina Janjua at FO

U.S. envoy Khalilzad holds talks with Tehmina Janjua at FO The core issues for Congress include its role in authorising, appropriating funds for, and overseeing United States military activities, aid and regional policy implementation, it said. Afghan security forces and military pressure are important in this phase. "We are in constant touch with the Taliban representatives but they are reluctant to meet the USA delegation in Islamabad ". [Full Article...]

Private guards in Kenya to carry guns after extremist attack

Private guards in Kenya to carry guns after extremist attack Prosecutors suspect the alleged accomplices, including two taxi drivers and an agent for a mobile phone-based money service, of "aiding and abetting" the attackers who stormed the Nairobi complex on Tuesday afternoon and were killed by Wednesday morning, according to a court document. [Full Article...]

Parliament can not hijack Brexit, says British minister Fox

Parliament can not hijack Brexit, says British minister Fox The backstop is an insurance policy created to prevent the return of border checks on the frontier between EU-member Ireland and Northern Ireland . Labour's Brexit chief admitted today that any divorce deal would now be likely to include the Irish border backstop hated by Brexiteers, the DUP and Jeremy Corbyn . [Full Article...]

Officials ID likely attacker in Colombia bombing

Officials ID likely attacker in Colombia bombing President Ivan Duque called the explosion a "crazy terrorist act" against unarmed cadets and said he had ordered police and the military to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice. Colombia's FARC , a leftist guerrilla group-turned-political party, also condemned the auto bombing, saying it was meant to undermine a negotiated solution to the country's armed conflicts. [Full Article...]

Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England

Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England Some parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and ME could get an inch of ice, likely triggering power outages and hazardous road conditions. In New Jersey, the state of emergency will go into effect at noon Saturday. The National Weather Service has warned that conditions in the Northeast "could approach blizzard criteria". [Full Article...]

Woman, Testifying Against El Chapo, Details Affair

Woman, Testifying Against El Chapo, Details Affair Emma Coronel Aispuro posted three photos of herself laughing and smiling as she walked out of the courthouse where her husband is on trial, captioned only with a love heart. Almost a dozen former cartel associates have testified against Guzman at his federal trial in Brooklyn, New York , but Sanchez was the first female cooperating witness. [Full Article...]

117 migrants unaccounted for after dinghy sinks off Libyan coast

117 migrants unaccounted for after dinghy sinks off Libyan coast It wasn't immediately clear exactly how many migrants might have died before the navy plane spotted the sinking dinghy. The Italian navy said it had alerted Libyan authorities who coordinated rescue operations, ordering a merchant ship to go to the site of the sinking, though rescue efforts had ceased after the search for the dinghy had proved fruitless. [Full Article...]


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