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Pentagon sending 3,750 extra US forces to border with Mexico

Pentagon sending 3,750 extra US forces to border with Mexico Their tasks will include "a mobile surveillance capability through the end of September 2019, as well as the emplacement of approximately 150 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry". The lack of an agreement on funding for a border wall closed portions of the government for 35 days. "It interrupts their dwell time", Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee ... [Full Article...]

Federal Jail in NYC Without Heat, Power for Days

Federal Jail in NYC Without Heat, Power for Days Cuomo on Sunday demanded that those responsible be held accountable and that changes be made to ensure such conditions wouldn't be felt again. Protesters have gathered outside the facility in recent days following news reports that those housed there have largely been without heat or power for the past week and also haven't been able to communicate with lawyers or loved ones. [Full Article...]

Refugee footballer pleads Thai authorities not to extradite him to Bahrain

Refugee footballer pleads Thai authorities not to extradite him to Bahrain Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba is the latest to voice his support on social media and joins the likes of Gary Lineker and Robbie Fowler. The campaign has also been backed by a number of politicians across the globe as well as football player associations from numerous countries. [Full Article...]

Iran video shows test launch of cruise missile

Iran video shows test launch of cruise missile The Hoveizeh an Iranian missile at an exhibition in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 2, 2019. "They said it was fake news". "Since ending the awful Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but a source of potential danger and conflict", Trump wrote. [Full Article...]

Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to watch Iran

Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to watch Iran Although the Islamic State group have been defeated on the battlefield in Iraq - and expected to be soon in Syria - Trump said other regional threats remain in consideration. "One of the reasons I want to keep it is because I want to be looking a little bit at Iran because Iran is a real problem", he said in the CBS interview. [Full Article...]

Queensland weather: 20,000 homes lost in Townsville floods

Queensland weather: 20,000 homes lost in Townsville floods That is more than 20 times the average for the time of year - beating the previous record set in 1998, in what became known as the Night of Noah. Flooding in and around Townsville, Australia continued on Sunday, as the area was lashed by record rainfall, officials said . [Full Article...]

USA warns Venezuela's Maduro about intimidation, 'looting'

USA warns Venezuela's Maduro about intimidation, 'looting' Britain, France, Germany and Spain said on Saturday, however, that they would recognise Guaido unless Maduro called elections within eight days. Guaido, the president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, declared himself interim president last week after the Assembly declared that Maduro's re-election last May was illegitimate, as most opposition candidates either boycotted the race o... [Full Article...]

Search Under Way After Plane Crashes into House

Search Under Way After Plane Crashes into House However, the OFCA later clarified that only one structure was involved. It was not immediately known how many people were on board the plane, which had taken off from Fullerton Municipal Airport. The Orange County Fire Authority said crews were responding to two homes. He said both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. [Full Article...]

Brazil dam disaster: Death toll rises to 121; 226 still missing

Brazil dam disaster: Death toll rises to 121; 226 still missing Meanwhile, the police have arrested five people in connection with the Brazil dam collapse case, the report added. A priest also gave a brief Mass in front of a tall pink cross that had been planted in the mud. The tailings, which contain toxic levels of iron oxide, plastered 252ha of Brumadinho and the Paraopeba River. Vale SA, the company that ran and operated the dam, said the residues di... [Full Article...]

MMA fighter suspected of murder escapes from prison van in Texas

MMA fighter suspected of murder escapes from prison van in Texas Temple police said Scott filed a protective order against Marks in July 2018, months before she went missing. Scott and her close friend Michael Swearingin were last heard from on January 4. She never has been found. She also said she had her phone in her hand, and Marks took it from her and threw it. Marks has not been named as a suspect in the disappearance of Scott and Swearingin. [Full Article...]

Steuben County Participating in NY States STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown

Steuben County Participating in NY States STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown Increased patrol cars will be out during the super bowl to stop anyone who appears to be driving while intoxicated. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers made 43 OVI arrests from 6 a.m. "In order to allow everyone to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday, fans should be putting safety first". If you drive impaired, expect to be pulled over and arrested. [Full Article...]

Iran unveils new ground-launched 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 . A separate U.N. Security Council resolution did, however, call on Iran to halt work on ballistic missiles created to carry a nuclear payload for up to eight years. [Full Article...]

U.S. Border Patrol makes the largest fentanyl bust in history

U.S. Border Patrol makes the largest fentanyl bust in history CBP valued the 254 pounds of fentanyl at $3.5 million and the methamphetamine at $1.1 million. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is 30 to 40 times stronger than heroin. A 26 year old Mexican national was driving the truck. Agents found the drugs in hidden compartments in a tractor trailer bringing cucumbers from Mexico. [Full Article...]

Nissan cancels plans to build X-Trail in United Kingdom ahead of Brexit

Nissan cancels plans to build X-Trail in United Kingdom ahead of Brexit Nissan has confirmed that the new X-Trail originally planned for its Sunderland plant will instead be made in Japan. That reverses a decision in late 2016 to build the SUV at Nissan's Sunderland plant in northern England, which employs 7,000 workers. [Full Article...]

USA fake university: India protests after students arrested

USA fake university: India protests after students arrested The arrested students, their friends and family members can contact the embassy at cons3. washington @mea.gov.in. A number of students have been put under some kind of house arrest with tracking device on their ankles, that prohibits them from moving out of a designated area in their neighbourhood. [Full Article...]

To Florida's Venezuelan exiles, Pence vows more pressure on Maduro

To Florida's Venezuelan exiles, Pence vows more pressure on Maduro Dressed in full uniform, Major General Francisco Yanez appeared on a video posted on social media to declare his support for Guaido , the National Assembly head who has led the most serious challenge yet to Maduro's rule. China has extended more than Dollars 60 billion in credit to the South American country over the last decade, but Venezuela still owes Beijing about USD 20 billion and has been ... [Full Article...]

Brisbane airport scare: Man charged after allegedly threatening woman with knife

Brisbane airport scare: Man charged after allegedly threatening woman with knife Eyewitnesses on the Gold Coast shared photos on social media of tanks from the Explosive Ordinance Response Team, or bomb squad, arriving at the Bruce Bishop vehicle park, where it is understood the man detained by police in Brisbane airport had his auto parked. [Full Article...]

Trump suggests he could declare emergency

Trump suggests he could declare emergency On Thursday, the president called bipartisan congressional talks over border wall funding a " waste of time ". Indeed, in his remarks announcing the halt to the shutdown he made "threatening noises" about "declaring a national emergency if Congress can not reach a compromise by the time this agreement expires". [Full Article...]

Facebook removes 783 fake pages and accounts tied to Iran

Facebook removes 783 fake pages and accounts tied to Iran The accounts had "limited operations" targeting the USA midterm elections in November, the company said, and the majority were suspended prior to election day. Those accounts originated from Iran, Russia , Venezuela and Bangladesh , the social media company said in a statement. The accounts on Facebook and Instagram typically misrepresented themselves as locals in more than two dozen countri... [Full Article...]

Helicopter carrying Nigeria's Vice President has crashed

Helicopter carrying Nigeria's Vice President has crashed The spokesperson of the vice president also said his principal still went to Kabba and met with the monarch in charge of the town. Osinbajo and all the occupants on the chopper survived the crash continued on the campaign afterwards. [Full Article...]


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