Chinese TV show features woman in blackface for Lunar New Year celebration

Traditionally, hundreds of millions gather around their televisions to watch the " CCTV Spring Festival Gala ", a more than four-hour showcase of skits, music and dance that has been a TV staple since the first edition was broadcast in 1983. More..

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PyeongChang 2018: GB's Izzy Atkin claims bronze in Women's ski slopestyle
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

PyeongChang 2018: GB's Izzy Atkin claims bronze in Women's ski slopestyle

Over the last three years, her successes have continued to come thick and fast, including a silver medal in slopestyle at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado, this January, as well winning first-place at the Slope...More..

South Korea's Yun Sung-bin wins historic skeleton gold
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

South Korea's Yun Sung-bin wins historic skeleton gold

It's a loss for her, but also for the sport, where Caldwell is the only jumper in the field who consistently tries triples, whether in qualifying or the final. Sitting at the other side of the table and watchin...More..

'Coldest temps,' wind advisory, possible snow in forecast
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

'Coldest temps,' wind advisory, possible snow in forecast

A significant winter storm will move in Saturday morning, bringing widespread heavy snow through Sunday . The snow will have a wet consistency, especially at the coast, with temperatures hovering in the lowe...More..

Dead In Mexico Helicopter Crash After Massive Earthquake
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Dead In Mexico Helicopter Crash After Massive Earthquake

The officials had been assessing damage caused by the quake, which struck around 6 miles southeast of Pinotepa Nacional in Oaxaca. The military helicopter apparently flipped and fell on top of the group of pe...More..

United Kingdom rattled by magnitude 4.4 natural disaster
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

United Kingdom rattled by magnitude 4.4 natural disaster

That doesn't stop people from reacting as if it's the start of the apocalypse, though. Swansea University, pictured, was evacuated. Thankfully, no-one died during the quake. At around 2.40pm one user in New...More..

Figure skating-Chen leads after historic performance, Hanyu, Fernandez still to skate
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Figure skating-Chen leads after historic performance, Hanyu, Fernandez still to skate

Chen wound up fifth overall in the men's event on Saturday despite a stellar performance in the free skate portion of the competition, in which he landed six quadruple jumps in the 4-minute, 30-second program. ...More..

Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress

Lovely had joined the BJP in April past year, who had raked up allegations of bribery in ticket distribution for the MCD polls by the Congress and asserted after meeting chief Amit Shah that many senior Congre...More..

Iran will adhere to nuclear deal till last breath: Rouhani
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Iran will adhere to nuclear deal till last breath: Rouhani

The Iranian chief executive, who started a three-day visit of India at Modi's invitation with an initial stop in the southern city of Hyderabad on Thursday, arrived in New Delhi on Friday. India committed...More..

Jared Kushner could lose security clearance under new White House rules
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Jared Kushner could lose security clearance under new White House rules

In November, one official said, one of Porter's ex-girlfriends called McGahn to describe allegations of domestic abuse by the aide. That change could impact Kushner, whose clearance has been pending since he ...More..

Ethiopia: Govt to Declare Three Month State of Emergency As of Today
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ethiopia: Govt to Declare Three Month State of Emergency As of Today

The move follows yesterday's resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn both as Prime Minister, Chairman of EPRDF and his own party, the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM). "The s...More..

Is the West interfering in Russia's election?
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Is the West interfering in Russia's election?

As the main global backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, Russian Federation has committed itself to aiding in the country's reconstruction. Canikli, speaking in Brussels, said he told Mattis that...More..

Zainab rape and murder case: Accused Imran Ali gets four death sentences
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Zainab rape and murder case: Accused Imran Ali gets four death sentences

Ali was arrested in January, two weeks after the body of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari was found in a garbage dump in Kasur, about 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad . Ali will b...More..

Canadian PM may not have official meet with Capt
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Canadian PM may not have official meet with Capt

Negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between Canada and India began in November 2010 when Stephen Harper, the former leader of Canada's Conservative Party, was Canada's prime minist...More..

Austrian Snowboarder Breaks Neck In Terrifying Olympic Crash; Still Finishes Race
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Austrian Snowboarder Breaks Neck In Terrifying Olympic Crash; Still Finishes Race

Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer somehow escaped serious and long-term damage after a horror crash in the quarter-finals of the Snowboard Cross in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He will now return home to Au...More..

Crude oil prices inch higher as USA dollar slides
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Crude oil prices inch higher as USA dollar slides

West Texas Intermediate settled up 74 cents to $61.34 per barrel, which extended its 2.4-percent gain achieved on Wednesday; however, Brent dropped 2 cents to $64.34 per barrel after climbing 2.6 percent th...More..

Bannon Roadblocks Congress After Multiple Meetings With Mueller
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Bannon Roadblocks Congress After Multiple Meetings With Mueller

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon had a busy week on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers from both parties said Bannon should be held in contempt if he failed to appear for the scheduled interview Thur...More..

The high-flying tech story behind Intel's record-breaking Olympic drone show
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

The high-flying tech story behind Intel's record-breaking Olympic drone show

A total 1,218 Intel® Shooting Star ™ drones lit up the sky as observers in South Korea prepared for the games to begin. As Recode reports , a live show was scrapped due to concerns about nearby spectators. ...More..

by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

How the Florida school shooting unfolded

That comment troubled the person whose video Cruz commented on, MS bail bondsman Ben Bennight, who passed it on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a video he posted online late Wednesday. His ...More..

Kenya to appeal court ruling reversing deportation of opposition lawyer
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kenya to appeal court ruling reversing deportation of opposition lawyer

He sued Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, immigration heads Gordon Kihalangwa, Mr Boinnet and Mr Kinoti for violating "constitutional, municipal and worldwide law on citizenship and right to a fair adm...More..

Woman Poses As Man, Marries Two Women For Dowry In Uttarakhand
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Woman Poses As Man, Marries Two Women For Dowry In Uttarakhand

Another victim Nisha said, "We were married for two years, I found the truth about her later". The victims were tortured and it took years before they could lodge a complaint with the police. In 2016, she mar...More..

Tillerson works to fix ties with Turkey
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tillerson works to fix ties with Turkey

Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, met with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, following mounting anti-American rhetoric from the Turkish government. troops....More..

Gardai Launch Appeal After Missing Joanne Lee's Body Found
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Gardai Launch Appeal After Missing Joanne Lee's Body Found

The suspect is now in hospital after jumping from a third floor window when Gardaí arrived at the premises on Thursday evening. The office of the State Pathologist attended the scene yesterday, which was seal...More..

Pakistan Army to send contingent to KSA for training, advisory mission
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Pakistan Army to send contingent to KSA for training, advisory mission

An unknown number of troops from the Pakistani military are headed for Saudi Arabia on an "advise and assist" mission despite Islamabad's previous decision not to participate in the Saudi-led coalition fighti...More..

UK to Seek EU Mutual Recognition Deal For Financial Services
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

UK to Seek EU Mutual Recognition Deal For Financial Services

Earlier, the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier commented that the agreement on the transitional period "is not a given" because there are "substantial" disagreements between the parties on a numbe...More..

Highline College Lockdown: Reports of 'Shots Fired'
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Highline College Lockdown: Reports of 'Shots Fired'

It is located in Des Moines, Washington, about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. The incident came two days after a Florida gunman killed 17 at a high school there, increasing fears of school violence. The ...More..

DOJ charges 13 Russian nationals with election hacking
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

DOJ charges 13 Russian nationals with election hacking

The operation is alleged to have involved several components, including targeting foreign audiences in several companies-an accusation that appears to be in line with intelligence reports that accuse Russian Fe...More..

King Mohammed VI Congratulates New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

King Mohammed VI Congratulates New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Investor jitters over the political situation contributed to sluggish economic growth, compounding generational problems of poverty and economic inequity that will put early pressure on Ramaphosa's administrati...More..

Aussie PM bans sex between ministers and staff
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Aussie PM bans sex between ministers and staff

Later Friday, Turnbull said he stood by his criticism and after watching a video of Joyces press conference, added: "I understand it is a very stressful time". But he said ministers in his Nationals party, the ...More..

Indian Army does not communalise: Northern Command chief
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Indian Army does not communalise: Northern Command chief

Gen Devraj Anbu has reiterated the Indian Army's stand on secularism. "We don't communalise martyrs, those making statements don't know the Army well", Lt General Devraj Anbu said. The attack on the Sunj...More..