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|Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent
Venezuela‘s president has raised the country’s minimum wage by 300 per cent as part of routine wage increases as his government battles hyperinflation. Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum wage to 18,000 bolivars, around £5.20, per month amid an economy suffering from annual inflation nearing two million per cent. Mr Maduro announced his economic plans at the start of his second, disputed, term on Monday, as calls increased for him to surrender power.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:16 AM
|Robert Mueller’s spokesman is a man of mystery
Peter Carr, spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller, has made a virtue of saying nothing at all.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 10:52 AM
|Kenya Hunts Gunmen in Fatal Hotel Attack Claimed by Al-Qaeda
The attack on 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi began with an explosion targeting three vehicles in the parking lot and then a suicide-bombing in the foyer of a Dusit Hotels & Resorts Co. outlet, police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet said Tuesday in a televised briefing. Al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda based in neighboring Somalia, said it killed 47 people in the attack, according to Radio Andalus, a broadcaster that supports its insurgency. The group didn’t say how it obtained the figure, but if its involvement was confirmed it would be the Islamists’ first significant assault in Kenya since a raid on a university campus in Garissa county in April 2015 that killed at least 147 people.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 4:34 PM
|Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers walked picket lines for a second day Tuesday, joined for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:38 PM
|A Look at the 2020 BMW 7-series
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 4:55 AM
|Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV
The Ford Shebly GT 500, Toyota Supra and Kia Telluride generate buzz at the Detroit auto show.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 12:51 PM
|Pelosi's Suggestion That President Trump Postpone the State of the Union Address Is Not as Strange as It Sounds
The address was delivered as a letter to Congress for 112 years
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 7:15 PM
|Who's behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record?
By now, you've heard about the egg, which surpassed a photo of Kylie Jenner's daughter, Stormi, on Sunday as the most-liked post on Instagram.
But who did the egg? Whose dumb but ultimately successful idea was this?
> View this post on Instagram
> A post shared by EGG GANG (@world_record_egg) on Jan 4, 2019 at 9:05am PST
Here's what we know so far:
## 1\. The egg account holder goes by "Henrietta."
Henrietta is, according to a report from BuzzFeed News, a "chicken from the British countryside."
## 2\. The account holder, however, claims to live in London.
"I'm an individual living in London," the account holder told The Independent earlier this week. They also revealed that they only have 400 followers on their personal Instagram account.
## 3\. The egg's name is Eugene, allegedly.
In some interviews, the account holder goes by the name Eugene, bypassing the whole "Henrietta" schtick entirely.
## 4\. The person who did the egg was participating in dry January at the time.
Nothing breeds creativity like suddenly not drinking.
## 5\. Fans of the egg are called the "Egg Gang."
## 6\. The egg account follows 928 accounts and two hashtags.
The hashtags are #WSHH -- WorldStarHipHop -- and #FatBoySSE, who is a rapper from New Jersey.
> View this post on Instagram
> A post shared by Supreme Patty (@supremepatty) on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:20pm PST
## 7\. Supreme Patty is a suspect.
So far, the only public figure to have implied responsibility for the egg is Supreme Patty, an Instagram star who smokes hot sauce and is known for squeezing lemon juice into his own eyes. While Patty didn't claim he did the egg outright, one of his friends did say so in a TMZ interview. (This is, of course, to be taken with a lemon-sized grain of salt.)
For what it's worth, we do not think Supreme Patty did the egg. It's more likely that he's just capitalizing on the big meme of the moment. He did get an egg tattoo, though, so kudos on committing to the bit. And the egg does follow him on Instagram.
We've reached out to Supreme Patty and will update this post if we hear back.
## 8\. Okay, the egg account says it's not Supreme Patty.
In an Instagram story posted on Tuesday, @world_record_egg claimed the TMZ story was bogus. "We're still anonymous. Fake news," they wrote.
So we guess it's not Supreme Patty. Stay tuned for more egg updates.
This story is developing ...
UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2019, 1:34 p.m. ET This story was updated to include information regarding the egg's Instagram Story as well as the hashtags it follows.
## WATCH: A teenager crashed their car doing the "Bird Box" challenge
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 2:43 PM
|Iconic US retailer Sears saved from the brink - for now: reports
Historic but failing US retail chain Sears got a reprieve on Wednesday after a billionaire hedge fund manager won an auction to keep the remaining stores alive -- for now, according to reports. Edward Lampert, who steered the company into bankruptcy last year in order to restructure it, won the bid to buy the remaining assets, beating out others who would have killed off the brand, according to news reports. The deal with Lampert's ESL hedge fund could keep up to 50,000 people in work and 425 stores open, but requires approval from a bankruptcy court.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 10:46 AM
|Britain's May says she will respond quickly after key Brexit vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May told her senior ministers she would respond quickly to Tuesday's evening's vote in parliament on her proposed Brexit deal, her spokesman said. Asked by reporters if she would quit if, as widely expected, she lost the vote, the spokesman said May was determined to deliver the will of public and take Britain out of the EU.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 7:38 AM