99-year-old woman locked up as part of her last wishes

A "smooth criminal" indeed. The second picture is a close up of Annie in handcuffs. Annie, who has never been in trouble with the law, reportedly told a police officer of her wish to spend time in a police cell after reporting a crime. The motive? It was on her bucket list. Bucket lists often comprise of items such as "climbing Mount Kilimanjaro", "skydiving", "riding a zip line" or even visiting all the countries of the world. Read More

Trump Strategist Steve Bannon: 'Every Day Is Going to Be a Fight'

Trump Strategist Steve Bannon: 'Every Day Is Going to Be a Fight'

Accusations against Mr Trump and his cohorts have come from news reports based on unnamed government sources. The president's staffers routinely demand anonymity before talking to reporters about stories . White House press secretary Sean "Spicy Facts" Spicer told CNN late Thursday that they didn't try to squash stories coming out about communication between Russian Federation and Trump's friends. Read More

Iraqi forces retake Mosul airport from Isis

Iraqi forces retake Mosul airport from Isis

John Dorrian told reporters via teleconference at the Pentagon on Wednesday. Backed by the US -led coalition's airstrikes, artillery, Special Operations forces and hundreds of advisers, Iraqi troops are expected to encounter heavy resistance as they enter western Mosul's labyrinth of alleyways, tight side streets and multistory buildings. Read More

Israel refuses visa for Human Rights Watch, accusing group of 'Palestinian propaganda'

Israel refuses visa for Human Rights Watch, accusing group of 'Palestinian propaganda'

Letter from the Israeli government to Human Rights Watch explaining their decision to prohibit Shakir from entering and working in Israel. Emmanuel Nahshon, a spokesman for the foreign ministry, called HRW a blatantly hostile group "whose reports have the sole goal of harming Israel". Read More

Mr T joins Dancing with the Stars?

EST first and exclusive on ABC Television Network. "He will be a great contestant this season". From this same franchise, Sean Lowe, Jake Pavelka , Melissa Rycroft and Trista Sutter have all competed on past seasons of Dancing with the Stars. Read More

U.S. white supremacist David Duke praises France's Le Pen

U.S. white supremacist David Duke praises France's Le Pen

She said she "only had reason to rejoice" over Trump's election and welcomed his "realism" and "promotion of a form of intelligent protectionism, of economic patriotism". However, analysts said a defeat for Marine Le Pen could spell material upside for economic reform and a revival in growth. Yet much of her discourse was thin on specifics. Read More

President Trump pushes back against New York Times article

President Trump pushes back against New York Times article

Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security advis. Senior administration officials told CNN that the front-runner for the post is former Vice Admiral Bob Harward, a former Navy SEAL who worked for Defense Secretary James Mattis at Central Command was the favorite. Read More

IRGC Ground Forces start military drills in central Iran

Despite the recent sanctions imposed on Iran for ballistic missile testing and despite clear warnings from the United States, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) is planning to carry out military drills. "Iran would do well to look at the calendar and realize there's a new president in the Oval Office". "The enemies are aware of Iran's power", he adds, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. Read More

Vauxhall deal: PM set to meet Peugeot boss

The Financial Times reported Saturday that, during those talks, Clark offered PSA similar assurances to those given to Nissan previous year in a bid to save Vauxhall jobs. Germany's economy minister Brigitte Zypries on Thursday said she expected the deal to go ahead, after the US carmaker sought to allay fears of large-scale plant closures in the country.Two sources close to PSA have, however, told Reuters that job and plant cuts were part of the tie-up talks, with the two British sites of ... Read More

Gambia's New President Barrow Sworn in, for Second Time

Gambia's New President Barrow Sworn in, for Second Time

Worldwide pressure and the threat of regional military intervention led Jammeh to finally accept his December election defeat and fly into exile in Equatorial Guinea. The European Union, which had cut support amid tensions with Jammeh, recently announced an $80m package of assistance. Barrow had earlier taken the oath of office at Gambia's embassy in neighbouring Senegal in January. Read More

Samsung's Arrested Chairman Now Facing Expanded Charges

Samsung's Arrested Chairman Now Facing Expanded Charges

The arrest of Samsung chief has dealt a fresh blow to the world's biggest smartphone maker. Details coming in state that the state pension fund voted for the merger of Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries , helping Lee consolidate his control over C&T, which owns a 4.25 percent stake in Samsung Electronics. Read More

Donald Trump's National security adviser quits over links with Russian Federation

Flynn had made a phone call in late December to the Russian Ambassador Sergey I Kislya, soon after the Obama administration had imposed new sanctions on Russia for interfering with the United States elections . Mr Trump had previously said he was unaware of the reports about Mr Flynn. It appears that was not correct, and Flynn did discuss sanctions on the calls. Read More

Blast tears through shrine in Sehwan Sharif, at least 30 dead

At least 500 people were gathered at the spot to observe the ritual. Multiple deaths or injuries were feared as a large number of people frequent the shrine on Thursdays. He said that a stampede broke out after the explosion, leaving many more wounded. " According to information, dozens of people have been injured in the blast", he said. Read More

Andrew Puzder will stay on as fast food CEO

Andrew Puzder will stay on as fast food CEO

During the Bush administration, Acosta also worked as an assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice's Civil Right's Division and as the U.S. Lump said he'd like to see someone from his industry as Secretary of Labor. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, told CNN on Wednesday he knew of at least six Republicans "who are gravely concerned about this nomination" and are "considering voting against it". Read More

Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un assassinated in Malaysia: Yonhap

Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un assassinated in Malaysia: Yonhap

The South Korean government source who spoke to Reuters did not immediately provide further details. But the Malaysian official said the autopsy was still continuing. "It seems probable that the motivation for the murder was a continuing sense of paranoia on the part of Kim Jong Un, which may be a well-placed paranoia", Mr Tokola wrote in a commentary overnight. Read More

Probe into death of 10-year-old in Topshop store

The 10-year-old boy who died after a piece of furniture fell on him in Topshop has been identified locally as Kaden Reddick from Reading, Berks. Eyewitnesses said that he pulled down a barrier in the fashion store, causing the furniture to crash down onto his head. Read More

Syria peace talks in Astana face delays

Syria peace talks in Astana face delays

Those talks are slated to begin February 23 . The next round of Astana talks will discuss observance of the ceasefire and stabilisation measures for specific areas and other "practical steps" ahead of the talks in Geneva, Kazakhstan said. Read More

Crews rush to fix dam

Crews rush to fix dam

With the crisis at the Oroville Dam stabilized for now, authorities announced Tuesday that the 188,000 people evacuated Sunday will be allowed to return to their homes. The goal is to see the level at 860 feet by Thursday when inflows should begin from the expected storms. Honea residents should still be prepared to leave if conditions make a dramatic turn for the worse. Read More

Samsung is expecting to see huge demand for the Galaxy S8

As part of the promo, the company is offering Samsung EVO memory cards at discounted rates to those purchasing the Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy A5 (2016), or Galaxy On Nxt. But everything doesn't sounds well with S8, as there are also other reports which suggest that Samsung's normal and Plus-sized Galaxy S8 devices could be packing battery of 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh respectively. Read More

UN Security Council to meet in wake of Pyongyang missile test

UN Security Council to meet in wake of Pyongyang missile test

This photo, according to and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, was taken February 12, 2017, and shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, surrounded by soldiers of the Korean People's Army as he inspects the test-launch of a surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile at an undisclosed location. Read More

World War II Bomb Spoils Weekend Plans For 75000 Greeks

World War II Bomb Spoils Weekend Plans For 75000 Greeks

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people on Sunday while army experts defused a 227 kilogram unexploded Second World War bomb found under a petrol station. Refugees and migrants living in a camp in a nearby abandoned factory would also be evacuated on Sunday and taken on a museum visit in Thessaloniki, the migration ministry said. Read More

Turkish president approves constitutional change bill, referendum expected on April 16

The reform would enable the president to issue decrees, declare emergency rule, appoint ministers and top state officials and dissolve parliament - powers that the two main opposition parties say strip away balances to Erdoğan's power. There has been a particular crackdown on members of the opposition, academics, journalists and rights activists since a failed military coup in July a year ago, after which the government declared a state of emergency. Read More

Census: Ottawa-Gatineau above national average: Pembroke and Smiths Falls lose population

The census found that Canada's population grew by five per cent between 2011 and 2016, and stood at 35,151,725 on census day. The country's average annual population growth rate from 2011 to 2016 was the eighth highest among G20 countries, behind Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Indonesia and India. Read More

Russia, Iran Supporting Taliban to 'Undermine' US Mission in Afghanistan

Russia, Iran Supporting Taliban to 'Undermine' US Mission in Afghanistan

They first began operating in Helmand in 2001 when the first American forces arrived in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The challenge, he testified, is made even tougher by Russian Federation and Iran's aid to the Taliban, amid signs the militant group is making territorial gains. Read More

Russian air strike in Syria kills 3 Turkish soldiers: army

An investigation was being carried out by both sides, it said. The advance threatens an important ISIL stronghold, whose fall would deepen Turkish influence in an area of northern Syria where it has created a de facto buffer zone. A Syrian rebel fighter reached by Reuters said he was speaking from inside al-Bab where ISIL lines were "collapsing". Meanwhile, Turkish forces and rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and other rebel groups fighting under the umbrella of the Ankara-backed ... Read More