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More Snow on the Way More Snow on the Way
- December 11, 2017

Environment Canada has forecast "brief heavy snow along a cold front" for late Sunday, presaging a more protracted snowfall throughout Monday. The snow will begin during the day on Monday and taper off later Monday night. Weather officials say the timing means there likely won't be a snowfall warning issued, but they may issue a snow squall watch. Still, he urged drivers to do their part by preparing for the weather and adjusting their driving for winter conditions. (more...)
MA first responders rescue man from sinking vehicle MA first responders rescue man from sinking vehicle
- December 11, 2017

The man called 911, telling dispatchers the auto was still in the water with the driver inside. The driver was able to climb onto the roof of the vehicle, which was in about 8 to 10-feet of water. Woliski, Lieutenant Peters, and Deputy Chief Ruschioni, we all pulled the subject safely to shore". The man was able to get on the roof of the vehicle. (more...)
US Supreme Court Turns Away Sexual-Orientation Bias Case US Supreme Court Turns Away Sexual-Orientation Bias Case
- December 11, 2017

Although the order list indicates the Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case, the court allows the filing of the friend-of-the-court briefs from 76 business and organizations, anti-discrimination scholars, LGBT groups including GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, as well as legal scholar David Boyle. (more...)
Murder investigation launched after three children killed in house fire Murder investigation launched after three children killed in house fire
- December 11, 2017

Two teenage boys managed to escape the blaze before crews arrived but their condition is not known. Firefighters from three local stations were called to the family home in Jackson Street, Worsley, at 4.58am this morning and a 14-year-old girl - named locally as Demi Pearson - was declared dead at the scene. (more...)
Lilac Fire Scorches Mobile Home Park in Fallbrook Lilac Fire Scorches Mobile Home Park in Fallbrook
- December 11, 2017

Evacuation centers: The center at Palomar College remains open for victims of the Lilac Fire . Describing the scene as the blaze ripped through brush after it first broke out Thursday night, he estimates the flames were traveling at 50 miles per hour as he drove through the Bonsall area. (more...)
Kohli, Anushka tie the knot Kohli, Anushka tie the knot
- December 11, 2017

Asked how she would congratulate the couple on their wedding, Jacqueline immediately jumped for joy and said: "I am so so excited". We can confirm now that Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are a married couple. " Thank you for being such an important part of our journey", both Virat and Anushka wrote on their Twitter accounts. Anushka and Virat's love affair has always been in limelight and ever since reports of their wedding started making waves in media, fans couldn't control their ... (more...)
Megyn Kelly will interview three women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct Megyn Kelly will interview three women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct
- December 11, 2017

Holvey, who was formerly Miss North Carolina, told Kelly that it was a "somber" day when Trump was sworn into office. She hoped that in light of the ongoing reckoning about sexual harassment by men in media, entertainment and politics, people would view the accusations against Trump in a new light. (more...)
18ft great white shark spotted of popular beach 18ft great white shark spotted of popular beach
- December 11, 2017

Footage posted on Reddit yesterday showed another chilling shark encounter. Filmmaker Dave Riggs , who makes documentaries about sharks, caught the great white on tape on Friday and posted the video on Facebook. It came just a day after the Mr Riggs filmed another four-metre shark stalking nearby West Beach . "I got a tip off that a shark was out at Westies so I grabbed my drone and put it up", Riggs told PerthNow . (more...)
USA citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison USA citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison
- December 11, 2017

Beasley and the other inmate reportedly escaped by climbing over the prison wall with a ladder from a construction project within the prison. Beasley's case is being tried in the Denpasar District Court. It is common for just eight guards to be on duty to watch over more than 1,300 male prisoners. Two of those inmates, Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, were later recaptured in East Timor, but Aussie Davidson and a Malaysian man remain on the run. (more...)
German spy agency: China weaponizing social media 'to infiltrate European parliaments German spy agency: China weaponizing social media 'to infiltrate European parliaments
- December 11, 2017

Information gathered using these fake profiles are being used to recruit officials and politicians as informants. Earlier, German intelligence stated that China used social networks to gather personal information about German officials and business circles. (more...)
New York police responding to reports of explosion: police tweet New York police responding to reports of explosion: police tweet
- December 11, 2017

Subway trains are bypassing the Times Square station. New Yorkers were advised to avoid the area. The bomb squad has been pictured at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue where the blast was heard amid reports of a possible "pipe bomb". The busy terminal near Times Square has been evacuated and the area is closed off to traffic. The New York fire department said it was responding to an incident at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan . (more...)
Arab League leaders condemn Trump's recognition of Jerusalem Arab League leaders condemn Trump's recognition of Jerusalem
- December 11, 2017

And in Jerusalem itself on Sunday, an Israeli security guard was targeted in a stabbing attack at the city's central bus station. And then there were a few thousand Palestinians who demonstrated throughout the West Bank and Gaza . Trump's announcement has brought a worldwide diplomatic backlash, though Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lavished praise on the president and called the declaration "historic". (more...)
French documentary maker detained in Kashmir French documentary maker detained in Kashmir
- December 11, 2017

A French journalist has been arrested in Srinagar for allegedly flouting visa norms to cover anti-establishment protests, officials told HT on Sunday. Edward holds an Indian business visa valid until next December, but the visa does not permit him to make a documentary on political or security related issues, the officer said. (more...)
Two bank guards killed in militant attack in Kashmir Two bank guards killed in militant attack in Kashmir
- December 11, 2017

Militants attack cash van in Shopian . The attack took place in Kralchak area of the Shopian district. The slain have been identified as Tariq Ahmad R/o Tumulhal and Mushtaq Ahmad R/o Anantnag. "Two guards were injured in the firing". "Militants intercepted a van and killed two bank guards, but they could not loot any cash", confirmed deputy inspector general of police (South Kashmir) SP Pani. (more...)
Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian president to Cairo to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian president to Cairo to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move
- December 11, 2017

He added that Trump's move was unilateral and violated worldwide law. "Communication about the peace process is interrupted", Shaath said. Palestinians see East Jerusalem as their future capital and have demanded the establishment of their own independent state. (more...)
Three terrorists gunned down in Handawara encounter Three terrorists gunned down in Handawara encounter
- December 11, 2017

He also said that the anti-terror operation was carried out by the joint team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF. Three militants were killed during the gunfight in the village. According to a report by India Today , one terrorist has been captured alive and a woman civilian lost her life during the operation. To avoid any untoward incidents, internet services have been suspended in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir including Handwara and Kupwara. (more...)
Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision
- December 11, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , who has called Trump's decision "historic", said Israel has maintained its capital in the city for 70 years and the Jewish connection to Jerusalem goes back 3,000 years. The residents, like many of Israel's Arab minority, sympathize with the Palestinians of the West Bank and often openly identify with them. Camera IconDonald Trump decision to make Jerusalem Israel's capital has sparked protests across the world. (more...)
Markets make solid gains, Sensex close to regaining 33500-mark Markets make solid gains, Sensex close to regaining 33500-mark
- December 11, 2017

The BSE market breadth was bullish - 1,427 advances and 1,288 declines. The 30-share Sensex was trading higher by 194.68 points, or 0.58 percent, at 33,444.98, with realty, oil and gas, PSU, metal, banking and auto stocks staying in good shape. (more...)
French tourists thrashed by locals in UP's Mirzapur French tourists thrashed by locals in UP's Mirzapur
- December 11, 2017

The French national sustained injuries on his hand, police said. "Deplorable. We must ensure ppl accept foreigners are coming in & they want privacy, they don't want to be interfered with, if every guy out there wants to have a selfie with tourists, it will make it impossible for ppl to visit". (more...)
16-year-old cancer patient raped twice in Lucknow 16-year-old cancer patient raped twice in Lucknow
- December 11, 2017

A 16-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer was allegedly gangraped by a group of men in Lucknow , on Saturday. And just to add to your sense of disbelief at this disturbing act, she is also a stage 1 leukemia or blood cancer patient. (more...)
Australian gov't congratulates Iraq for defeating Islamic State Australian gov't congratulates Iraq for defeating Islamic State
- December 11, 2017

However, Turnbull said while the Iraqi government's announcement was a "historic moment", the liberation of Iraq "does not mean the fight against terrorism and ISIS in Iraq is over". Abadi welcomed the families of the armed forces' "martyrs", who fell during the battles against extremists. "We support them because they set the conditions for a secure and prosperous future of Iraq", said the coalition in a statement on Twitter. (more...)
Metro Detroit could get 1-4 inches of snow today Metro Detroit could get 1-4 inches of snow today
- December 11, 2017

On the flip side, the snow underperformed in central and southern New Jersey, where the forecasted jackpot of 3 to 6 inches of snow fell short, and only a few inches of snow actually accumulated on Saturday . and the snow! Accumulations, if any, are minor, and they range from a coating to a half of an inch in some spots. On and off snow showers are expected Wednesday through Friday . (more...)
Pro-Palestinian march in Paris ahead of Netanyahu visit Pro-Palestinian march in Paris ahead of Netanyahu visit
- December 11, 2017

In public remarks on Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a frequent critic of Israel, called it an "invader state" and a "terror state". "We will continue our struggle within law and democracy". Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at several hundred demonstrators near the USA embassy in Beirut. "Sheep who are the Arab leaders betrayed Jerusalem years ago", Mustafa, a Syrian demonstrator, told CNN. (more...)
North Korea's nuclear tests have damaged Earth's crust, caused tremors months later North Korea's nuclear tests have damaged Earth's crust, caused tremors months later
- December 11, 2017

Congress of a pre-emptive strike", a former diplomat told Chosun Ilbo. They exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula and agreed that the current situation was the most tense and risky peace and security issue in the world today. The announcement of the joint exercise, a sixth such drill since 2016, comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile which dropped into the sea inside Japan's exclusive economic zone in late November. (more...)
Putin orders partial pullout of Russian forces from Syria Putin orders partial pullout of Russian forces from Syria
- December 11, 2017

The visit marks Putin's first trip to Syria and comes as Syrian forces have retaken control over most of their country under Russian air cover. "I order the defence minister and the chief of general staff to start withdrawing the Russian group of troops to their permanent bases", Mr Putin said, according to RIA Novosti news agency. (more...)
Men's basketball: No. 16 Arizona State KOs No. 2 Kansas Men's basketball: No. 16 Arizona State KOs No. 2 Kansas
- December 11, 2017

Despite the struggles from Holder, Arizona State got 18 points from Shannon Evans II and 15 points from Kodi Justice . Arizona State will look to pick up a marquee win for the resume come March at No. Christian James added 19 points, tying his career-high with five 3-pointers, and Brady Manek had 15 points for the Sooners (7-1), who won their fifth in a row. (more...)
India, China foreign ministers to meet today India, China foreign ministers to meet today
- December 11, 2017

Earlier, the RIC meeting had been scheduled for April. China and India are at odds on issues like NSG membership for India, Masood Azhar's ban or even India's participation in One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR). In the last week, Beijing has dispatched vice-foreign minister Zheng Zeguang to Washington to discuss the crisis and other issues with U.S. officials, according to the Chinese embassy in Washington. (more...)
Expert concludes Roy Moore wrote disputed entry in accuser's yearbook, lawyer says Expert concludes Roy Moore wrote disputed entry in accuser's yearbook, lawyer says
- December 11, 2017

Roy Moore , who is the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. "In shocking news, accuser Beverly Young Nelson is a liar, Gloria Allred is a liar and Roy Moore is probably the only honest guy in this whole mess", right-wing radio host Bill Mitchell tweeted . (more...)
Saudi Arabia to open cinemas for first time in 35 years Saudi Arabia to open cinemas for first time in 35 years
- December 11, 2017

Saudis themselves appear quietly astounded by the torrid pace of change - including the historic decision allowing women to drive from next June. It's the latest move as part of the young crown prince's efforts to socially reform the country. (more...)
Al Jazira book Club World Cup semifinal date with Real Madrid Al Jazira book Club World Cup semifinal date with Real Madrid
- December 11, 2017

Madrid are heavy favourites to win the trophy following their weekend trashing of Sevilla in La Liga but Boussoufa believes there is no reason to be afraid of facing them. (more...)

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