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Worldwide Huge relief for Indians as Trump govt drops H-1B visa proposal
Author: 0 Huge relief for Indians as Trump govt drops H-1B visa proposal

The proposal, in the form of an internal memo that had gone around the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees USCIS, had set out to end the provision of granting extensions to H-1B visa holders whose applications for permanent residency (Green Card) had been accepted.

Worldwide Bristol University Fire: Students Evacuated From Library As Firefighters Tackle Blaze
Author: 0 Bristol University Fire: Students Evacuated From Library As Firefighters Tackle Blaze

There are no reports of any injuries. Firefighters from six fire engines, two turntable ladders and support vehicles tackled the fire which involved the top floor of the building. The building, which was donated by the chocolate dynasty, had been undergoing a £33 million refurbishment and was due to reopen later this year as part of the maths department in Cotham.

Worldwide Palestine rubbishes reports of its envoy to Pakistan being reinstated
Author: 0 Palestine rubbishes reports of its envoy to Pakistan being reinstated

The Palestinian envoy to Pakistan has been asked to resume duties in Islamabad and is expected to join his office back on coming Wednesday, a media report claimed in Sunday. "Accordingly, the ministry decided directly, from the sovereignty of the President of the State of Palestine, to summon the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan immediately".

Worldwide Ryan Murder Case: Bail denied to 16-year old accused
Author: 0 Ryan Murder Case: Bail denied to 16-year old accused

The investigating agency also said the juvenile's counsel had wasted valuable time by applying for bail before both the board and the sessions court. The directive of the apex court came in a plea filed by Barun Thakur, father of Pradyuman Thakur - the seven-year-old child who was found murdered in the Ryan school campus on September 8 last year.

Worldwide Egypt detains four men after fatal balloon crash
Author: 0 Egypt detains four men after fatal balloon crash

A South African man was killed and at least a dozen were injured during the incident. It remains unknown if the Australian tourists will return home early from their holiday due to the crash. The Ministry said none of them were seriously injured. In February 2013, Luxor was the scene of deadliest hot air balloon accident in the country's history, when a balloon crashed in the city, killing 19 out of 21 passengers.

Worldwide What you should know about the romaine lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak
Author: 0 What you should know about the romaine lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak

Despite the fact that the US hasn't issued an official ban on the lettuce yet, an expert with Consumer Reports points out that lettuce in general carries a high risk of infection-causing bacteria like E. Ian Williams of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . While the salad greens have not yet been confirmed the cause in the USA, it is said to be the root of strain 0157:H7 in recent years.

Worldwide Vice President Mike Pence Announces Dates For Middle East Trip
Author: 0 Vice President Mike Pence Announces Dates For Middle East Trip

The visit, now scheduled for January 19-23, had been delayed due to unrest in the region following Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pence is expected to meet only with el-Sissi, a leading Trump ally, while in Egypt. The trip to Jordan will put Pence face to face with Abdullah, an American ally who has warned that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has threatened the resumption of any peace talks.

Author: 0 North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in the South

Moon, a liberal who favours dialogue as a way to defuse the North Korean nuclear standoff, welcomed Kim's outreach and proposed Tuesday's talks at the border village of Panmunjom. But North Korea, which is weak in winter sports, now has no athletes qualified to participate in the Pyeonghang Games. Moon's government wants to resume temporary reunions of families separated by war and work out measures to reduce threats in frontline areas.

Worldwide Steve Bannon Apologizes For Anti-Trump Comments in Michael Wolff Book
Author: 0 Steve Bannon Apologizes For Anti-Trump Comments in Michael Wolff Book

On Sunday, Bannon tried to bury the hatchet with Trump by expressing "regret" over his comments and referring to his son Donald Trump Jr.as a "patriot" and a "good man". Many in the media have been speculating about President Trump's mental stability following the release of a controversial tell-all book about his first months in the White House.

Worldwide North and South Korea agree to hold talks
Author: 0 North and South Korea agree to hold talks

Today, North Korea sent a message saying it would accept South Korea's offer to meet at the border village of Panmunjom next Tuesday to discuss Olympic cooperation and how to improve overall ties, according to South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles North Korean matters.

Worldwide A Newly Released Statement Proves Pulse Shooter Widow Knew of the Attack
Author: 0 A Newly Released Statement Proves Pulse Shooter Widow Knew of the Attack

On the day of the mass shooting, Mateen said, "This is the one day", before he left the house with a handgun and a backpack full of ammunition, Salman said. Mateen was killed in a police shootout amid the attack, and an exact motive for the carnage was unclear, although law enforcement sources at the time told NBC News that he had sworn allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State.

Worldwide Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow
Author: 0 Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow

DMK Working President MK Stalin (pictured above), who is the leader of the Opposition, interrupted Purohit just after he started speaking. The session also witnessed sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran making his debut in the Assembly after having won the 21 December Radhakrishnan Nagar bypoll by a thumping margin of 40,000 votes against E Madhusudhanan of AIADMK.

Author: 0 Trump takes the field at college football championship game

But lots of people in Atlanta haven't forgotten. With the rain's unpleasantness compounded by temperatures in the 30s, many fans - decked out in University of Georgia red-and-black or University of Alabama crimson - sought refuge inside nearby restaurants and the Georgia World Congress Center, waiting for the stadium gates to open.

Worldwide Shiv Sena leader stabbed to death in Mumbai
Author: 0 Shiv Sena leader stabbed to death in Mumbai

Reports say that the two assailants were waiting outside Sawant's building in Samta Nagar. Ashok Sawant, a two-time corporator from Samata Nagar, was attacked while he was returning home after meeting a friend around 11 pm, reported India Today .

Worldwide Porn is accessed by someone at United Kingdom parliament every 9 minutes
Author: 0 Porn is accessed by someone at United Kingdom parliament every 9 minutes

The parliament had blocked 2,13,020 such requests in 2015 and 1,13,208 in 2016. Authorities claim most attempts are not deliberate and point to a decrease in recent years. "All pornographic websites are blocked by parliament's computer network". During this period, parliament was dissolved from late April to early June ahead of the general election on June 8, and MPs were away during the summer recess from the end of July to early September.

Worldwide Mt. Washington Tied for Second Coldest on Earth
Author: 0 Mt. Washington Tied for Second Coldest on Earth

But on Saturday, the non-profit tweeted that the weather at Mount Washington Observatory, which sits 6,288 feet above sea level, was tied for the second coldest place on the planet at -36 degrees Fahrenheit - matching the temperature in Armstrong, Ontario, Canada.

Worldwide California Republican Rep. Ed Royce won't seek re-election
Author: 0 California Republican Rep. Ed Royce won't seek re-election

Royce's district backed Hillary Clinton for president by 9 percentage points in 2016. In his final year at the the helm of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Royce said he would be focusing on "the urgent threats facing our nation, including: the brutal, corrupt and risky regimes in Pyongyang and Tehran, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin's continued efforts to weaponize information to fracture Western democracies, and growing terrorist threats in Africa and Central Asia".

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