WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

Four senior-most SC judges not in CJI-led bench to hear key cases

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:42
Amid a virtual rift between the Chief Justice Dipak Misra and four senior-most judges over the assignment of important cases, the Supreme Court on Monday announced the composition of a 5-judge constitution bench headed by the CJI, which does not include them.

PM Modi promises more reforms, invites investment from Israeli cos

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:10
Promising more reforms to further improve the ease of doing business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited investments from Israeli companies saying the country has a huge development agenda and offers vast opportunities.

Tunisia says over 900 arrested in anti-austerity protests

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:17
Tunisian authorities have announced the apprehension of more than 900 people following demonstrations against austerity measures imposed by the government.

Iridescent feathers of new dinosaur may glittered like modern humming bird: Study

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:15
A duck-sized dinosaur recently discovered in northeastern China had glittering feathers like modern humming birds, a new study suggests.

Jury issues indictment in Clinton-related uranium deal with Russia

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:12
A grand jury has reportedly charged a Maryland man with bribing Russian officials in a strategic deal that was authorized by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and gave Russia control over a big chunk of America’s uranium.

2nd Test, Day 3: SA take 118-run lead over India

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:04
South Africa’s crisis man, AB de Villiers, was at again. In company of a feisty Dean Elgar, de Villiers steadied the ship for his team as SA finished the day at 90 for two.

Rape, murder of 7-year-old Pakistani girl seem work of serial killer : Officials

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:07
Malik Ahmad Khan, a Punjab government spokesman, said on Sunday that there had been eight attacks on girls in the past two years that were now linked by DNA evidence.

Israeli soldiers shoot dead young Palestinian man in occupied West Bank

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:01
Israeli troops have mortally injured a young Palestinian man in the head in the occupied West Bank during clashes in protest at US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel.

UK scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers 

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:39
Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed that the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) aircraft took off from Royal Air Force (RAF) base Lossiemouth in north east Scotland, without confirming the exact number of Typhoons involved.

US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:14
The United States has moved more warships and aircraft near the Korean Peninsula, expanding its military presence in the region as South Korea prepares to host North Korean athletes in Winter Olympics next month.

Yemeni snipers kill three Saudi troopers in retaliatory attacks

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:44
Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have shot dead three Saudi soldiers in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan, in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s military campaign against the crisis-hit country.

WHO warns of high risk of cholera epidemic in DR Congo's capital

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:31
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about a high risk of a cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Spain to impose direct rule on Catalonia if Puigdemont tries to govern from Brussels

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:16
The Spanish government has threatened to re-impose direct rule on Catalonia if the former regional leader Carles Puigdemont tries to govern from exile in Brussels.

Central Africa bishops urge fighters to lay down arms

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:59
Catholic bishops in the Central African Republic have appealed to armed groups controlling swathes of the chronically unstable country to stop looting and lay down their arms.

Picasso portrait valued at $50 million on show in Hong Kong ahead of auction

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:49
A poignant portrait by Pablo Picasso of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter will be shown in Hong Kong from January 30 to February 2 ahead of its auction in London next month.

'Kamala Mills tragedy has shaken our conscience'

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:48
The HC made the observations while hearing a PIL filed by former Mumbai police commissioner Julio Ribeiro, seeking a judicial inquiry into the incident and also a direction to the government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to carry out fire safety audit of all eateries and restaurants.

Iranian ports’ annual cargo transit capacity at 20m tons

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:36
Iranian ports' annual cargo transit capacity reached 20 million tons, following the development of related infrastructure, said an official with the Ports and Maritime Organizations (PMO).

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