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7 killed in bus blast in Syria's Homs city 7 killed in bus blast in Syria's Homs city
- December 05, 2017

The attack, for which there was no immediate claim, was confirmed by Syrian state media and officials. " Security agencies are constantly chasing sleeper cells ", the Homs police chief said on Ikhbariya . A string of bombings have struck cities under regime control across Syria this year. The former rebel-held areas in Homs city were liberated by the army, but the rebels still have positions in the countryside. (more...)
Australia sets February deadline for employing new coach Australia sets February deadline for employing new coach
- December 05, 2017

Gallop said Schwarzer, Lazaridis, and Mark Bresciano, who have 253 worldwide caps between them and all played at the World Cup, would be among a panel of experts who advise FFA on the appointment. They play France in Kazan on June 16, Denmark in Samara on June 21 and Peru in Sochi on June 26. Broadcaster SBS said Football Federation Australia was believed to have a budget of only A$1.5 million (S$1.54 million) per year for the role, which would be half what the German was paid by the ... (more...)
Fugitive Mubarak-era minister arrested after 7 months escape Fugitive Mubarak-era minister arrested after 7 months escape
- December 05, 2017

The Court of Cassation set 11 January 2018 to begin the appeal and to decide whether to accept it or to uphold the original criminal court ruling. A copy of the April verdict obtained by Reuters showed that Adly and two other ministry officials were ordered to refund a total of 1.95 billion Egyptian pounds ($109.83 million) and were fined the same amount. (more...)
Man shot, killed in Attleboro; search continues for assailants Man shot, killed in Attleboro; search continues for assailants
- December 05, 2017

Police said the suspect was searching for marijuana and it appears to be a targeted shooting. Police also reported the victim was in cardiac arrest and they were performing CPR on him. "So we believe there was some type of marijuana distribution operation going on inside the home", said Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney. Bristol County District Attorney's office and Massachusetts State Police are handling the investigating. (more...)
2 shot at Target parking lot in Emeryville 2 shot at Target parking lot in Emeryville
- December 05, 2017

A busy night of holiday shopping was abruptly halted after a shooting outside Target in Emeryville when a shooting erupted in the parking lot. Oakland police assisted in the shooting investigation, although the location on 1555 40th Street near the MacArthur Maze in in Emeryville's jurisdiction. (more...)
Winter Storm Watches for parts of CNY Winter Storm Watches for parts of CNY
- December 05, 2017

That lasts through Friday morning. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are possible in the most persistent lake snows. Bands of heavy lake effect snow could result in very hard travel with slick, snow covered roads and low visibility. (more...)
Austria makes same-sex marriage legal Austria makes same-sex marriage legal
- December 05, 2017

The Constitutional Court sided with two women who complained they were refused permission to marry by authorities in the capital Vienna . But the court ruled that "the distinction between marriage and registered partnership. Same-sex couples in Austria have been able to enter only into "registered partnerships" since 2010, with almost the same rights of married couples. (more...)
Germany offers money for migrants who go back home Germany offers money for migrants who go back home
- December 05, 2017

Earlier this year, Amnesty International called on European governments to "implement a moratorium on returns to Afghanistan until they can take place in safety and dignity". German pilots have reportedly grounded more than 200 flights after refusing to be involved in the deportations of failed asylum-seekers. According to German newspaper Die Welt - quoting the European statistics agency Eurostat - the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees decided more than 388,000 asylum cases in ... (more...)
2 kids found in raid on polygamist compound; 2 still missing 2 kids found in raid on polygamist compound; 2 still missing
- December 05, 2017

Police in Utah are searching for two young girls from Highlands Ranch whom they believe may have been betrothed to a polygamist man for marriage. Dinah is 4-foot-9, 45 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Coltharp was arrested Friday on suspicion of kidnapping and obstruction of justice, but refused to tell authorities where his children were. Shew as last seen wearing blue spandex trousers with purple polka dots and short-sleeved shirt. (more...)
Four people killed in horror collision between auto and lorry Four people killed in horror collision between auto and lorry
- December 05, 2017

The fatal road collision between a auto and a lorry occurred on the N25 near New Ross, gardai said. It is understood one woman and three men were traveling in the same vehicle and were all members of the same family. Road conditions at the time would have been unremarkable, Sheehan said - but the road would have been busy with commuters. In Dublin, Gardai have warned of major delays after a three-car crash at Templeville Road earlier this evening . (more...)
End 'ceasefire violations' says Pakistan's Foreign Minister to Sushma End 'ceasefire violations' says Pakistan's Foreign Minister to Sushma
- December 05, 2017

Pakistan's repeated claims that Pakistani forces were only retaliating in these attacks from Indian troops, sources say is hard to believe as the Ministry has clear records of the ceasefire violations. It is not known whether Swaraj will respond to Asif's letter owing to the current conflict between the two countries over the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed - the masterminded of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed hundreds of ... (more...)
Iremos a Miraflores cuando recuperemos la democracia en las presidenciales — Borges Iremos a Miraflores cuando recuperemos la democracia en las presidenciales — Borges
- December 05, 2017

Tras varios intentos fallidos de diálogo en los últimos años, el Gobierno y la oposición venezolana volvieron este fin de semana a la mesa de diálogo con Chile, México y Paraguay como observadores del proceso a instancia de la oposición, mientras que Bolivia, Nicaragua y San Vicente y Granadinas son los invitados por el Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro . (more...)
N'Zonzi Revealed As Allardyce's First Everton Target N'Zonzi Revealed As Allardyce's First Everton Target
- December 05, 2017

The Sevilla midfielder was heavily linked with the Bianconeri, but they signed Blaise Matuidi in the summer and appear to be targeting Emre Can for next season. However, it is possible that Arsenal could be able to secure a deal for the midfielder for significantly less than his current price tag, depending on how eager Sevilla would be to get him off their books. (more...)
Iran inaugurates new extension to its main Arabian Sea port Iran inaugurates new extension to its main Arabian Sea port
- December 05, 2017

Pakistan was deliberately kept out of the original deal previous year, and there was a reason Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made an impromptu visit to Tehran after the just-concluded SCO summit in Sochi while there was no similar offer made to Pakistan. (more...)
Indian SC to begin final hearing of Babri Masjid case today Indian SC to begin final hearing of Babri Masjid case today
- December 05, 2017

The Supreme Court today is likely to decide on when it will begin what it has described as the "final hearing" over the disputed Ayodhya site that is claimed by both Hindus and Muslims. The Nirmohi Akhada priest had filed a claim for the Ramjanmboomi land's ownership in 1959. Mehta, told Supreme Court that all the related documents and requisite translation copies are on record. (more...)
ICG issues warning as cyclone Ockhi heads for Maharashtra, Gujarat ICG issues warning as cyclone Ockhi heads for Maharashtra, Gujarat
- December 05, 2017

Mr. Kuriakose said that some of the missing fishermen had already been out at sea days before the cyclone formed. "Expected to recurve and head towards Gujarat and Maharashtra ", the Indian Coast Guard has said. Vijayan met some injured fishermen, who were rescued from the choppy waters, at the medical college hospital here today and enquired about their well-being. (more...)
'Hero' Army dogs saved from lethal injections 'Hero' Army dogs saved from lethal injections
- December 05, 2017

Outrage about the dogs' impending demise erupted over the weekend after Special Air Service soldier Andy McNab started a petition to save the animals, which obtained an incredible 400,000 signatures . He also said they had an fantastic ability to find IEDs (improvised explosive devices) that soldiers can't. Many have served in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and Bosnia. (more...)
Georgia's ex-leader Saakashvili threatens to jump off roof in Kiev Georgia's ex-leader Saakashvili threatens to jump off roof in Kiev
- December 05, 2017

Law enforcement officials have broken the door to Saakashvili's apartment, according to local media. He was later taken from the roof by SBU officers and taken to a auto outside his apartment building. In 2015, he was appointed by Poroshenko to be governor of the Odesa region and surrendered his Georgian citizenship to take the post. Saakashvili criticized Poroshenko and the government for hesitant and obstructed anti-corruption drive and reform process in the country. (more...)
9-hour rainbow in Taiwan may be the longest-lasting yet 9-hour rainbow in Taiwan may be the longest-lasting yet
- December 05, 2017

A professor in Taiwan claims to have witnessed the longest ever visible rainbow, clocking in at almost nine hours, and plans to submit it for a world record. "But then it did something even more incredible; it went on to beat the previous record by another three hours!" Chou said after witnessing the rainbow for six hours, he was prepared for the next one. (more...)
"'Dorothy" stars in burglary at adult entertainment store in Moorabbin
- December 05, 2017

The break-in occurred just after 6am on Sunday morning in Moorabbin , south-east of the city's CBD. CCTV shows a white Ford Transit van pull up in an empty vehicle park at the Sexyland outlet on South Road, Moorabbin , at 6am on Sunday morning. (more...)
Korea's forex reserves hit record high in November
- December 05, 2017

The BOK said the goods account surplus narrowed to $8.6 billion in October from $9.16 billion a year earlier. The services account deficit widened to $3.53 billion compared to $1.79 billion in October 2016, owing to deterioration in the travel account. (more...)
Biogen (BIIB) Given Buy Rating at Oppenheimer
- December 05, 2017

It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. Advent Capital Management sold 1,500 shares as Biogen Inc (BIIB)'s stock declined 13.45%. Inc. boosted its position in shares of Biogen by 14.9% during the 2nd quarter. Since June 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $277,840 activity. The insider Posner Brian S sold 1,084 shares worth $277,840. Zacks Investment Research's earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide ... (more...)
2G spectrum scam case: Verdict to be pronounced on 21 December 2G spectrum scam case: Verdict to be pronounced on 21 December
- December 05, 2017

Final verdict is expected on December 21 in the crucial case of 2G spectrum scam. Meanwhile, Raja said he has faith in judiciary. The CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) have filed separate cases against Raja and others in the main case. (more...)
Terrorists who attacked Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, killed in Qazigund encounter Terrorists who attacked Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, killed in Qazigund encounter
- December 05, 2017

He said that immediately after the attack, the terrorists who were two in number, entered a private house which was surrounded immediately by the security forces. "Well done boys." In a subsequent tweet, Vaid said: "With the elimination of Abu Ismail earlier & now these three Abu Mavia, Furkan & Yawar group that attacked Amarnath Yatries is wiped out". (more...)
Hong Kong PMI Moves Up To 50.7 In November - Nikkei Hong Kong PMI Moves Up To 50.7 In November - Nikkei
- December 05, 2017

Ireland's services sector expanded at the slowest pace in 12 months in November due to weaker domestic demand, a survey showed on Tuesday. "Business under performance emanated from July's Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) which contributed to sluggish demand and lower customer turnout, according to anecdotal evidence", said Aashna Dodhia Economist at IHS Markit and author of the report. (more...)
Two major health care systems to merge Two major health care systems to merge
- December 05, 2017

Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin's largest health care system, has announced plans to unite with Advocate Health Care of Chicago, the largest health care provider in IL. The transaction, which is subject to federal and state regulatory review, is expected to close by mid-2018. The merger could create jobs, he said, as the combined health system increases its presence in the Wisconsin and IL counties expected to grow from Foxconn Technology Group's planned $13 billion plant in Racine County. (more...)
Mascherano: Barca success almost over Mascherano: Barca success almost over
- December 05, 2017

Umtiti's blow has coincided with reports in Spain claiming that Mascherano has asked to leave Barcelona in January in order to increase his chances of playing in the World Cup with Argentina next summer. Once back, he will be needed in the middle of the back four, where Ernesto Valverde only has Gerard Pique and Thomas Vermaelen available. Questioned what he plans to say to Mascherano to convince him to stay, the Barcelona boss said: "I can not consider conversations when they have not ... (more...)
Rep. John Conyers to make decision about future Tuesday Rep. John Conyers to make decision about future Tuesday
- December 05, 2017

Rep. John Conyers. Laid up in a hospital bed due to a stress-related illness Conyers considered his health issues, legacy and what he feels is a lack of due process, Reed said. The sexual harassment allegations against Conyers surfaced November 20 after BuzzFeed News reported he settled a wrongful dismissal complaint with an employee in 2015 for $27,000 in exchange for a confidentiality agreement and that he made advances toward female staffers, including requests for sexual favors, ... (more...)
Trucking company owners, drivers protest mandated Electronic Logging Devices Trucking company owners, drivers protest mandated Electronic Logging Devices
- December 05, 2017

IN attorney general Curtis Hill, Jr. has made a formal request to delay the federal mandate for electronic logging devices (ELD) on commercial vehicles, a move applauded by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). Small business owner-operators make up the bulk of the American long and short distance freight trucking industry, transporting goods ranging from food to steel. (more...)
Senator Ayodele Arise kidnapped Senator Ayodele Arise kidnapped
- December 05, 2017

The US-trained economist, who represented Ekiti North in the National Assembly under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) between 2007 and 2011, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, shortly before the Governorship elections that ousted former Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi in 2015. (more...)

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