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Rahul Gandhi visits areas hit by cyclone Ockhi in Kerala Rahul Gandhi visits areas hit by cyclone Ockhi in Kerala
- December 14, 2017

During his visit to Vizhinjam Coastal area in Thiruvananthpauram, he expressed his condolence to the victims of cyclone. Two bodies were found late last night, officials said. He paid floral tributes in front of pictures of those who perished in the cyclone and met with the families of fishermen who died in the cyclone. "It will be given shortly without any hassle", Mr Vijayan said. (more...)
"Nothing offered" - Graham Arnold dismisses Socceroos job offer reports
- December 14, 2017

A host of big-name global managers have been linked with the post following Ange Postecoglou's decision to resign after securing the Socceroos' spot at the 2018 World Cup. "We can sit and ask questions and ask hypothetical things if this happens or that happens, but, the reality of everything is that I am contracted to Sydney FC and I love this club". (more...)
China collects DNA from all Uyghurs in Xinjiang China collects DNA from all Uyghurs in Xinjiang
- December 14, 2017

Human Rights Watch's China director Sophie Richardson said: "The mandatory data-banking of a whole population's biodata, including DNA, is a gross violation of worldwide human rights norms, and it's even more disturbing if it is being done surreptitiously, under the guise of a free healthcare program", said. (more...)
U.S. to display evidence of Iran backing Houthis in Yemen U.S. to display evidence of Iran backing Houthis in Yemen
- December 14, 2017

The United States is reportedly set to unveil what it says is evidence of Iran giving missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. U.S. military officials have previously said that Iran has supplied missiles to Houthi rebels including a missile that was sacked into Saudi Arabia that targeted the capital Riyadh in November. (more...)
Trump Thanks Omarosa Manigault Newman After White House Announces Her Resignation Trump Thanks Omarosa Manigault Newman After White House Announces Her Resignation
- December 14, 2017

Newman left her White House job this week, but the circumstances of her exit have taken on a narrative fit for reality TV - which is, incidentally, how she and President Donald Trump met in the first place. While she will be paid through January 20, Newman is not expected to return to work, the officials said. Ryan on Wednesday reported that Newman had been fired by Kelly and was subsequently removed from the White House grounds. (more...)
European Union reopens feud over quotas for hosting refugees European Union reopens feud over quotas for hosting refugees
- December 14, 2017

But Tusk, in a move that would protect his country from being prosecuted, is planning to tell European Union leaders to get rid of the refugee quota scheme , the British newspaper The Guardian reported, setting a six-month deadline for the 28 countries to come up with unanimous approval for a new asylum scheme. (more...)
Weather Statement: Light Snow Overnight continuing into Thursday morning commute Weather Statement: Light Snow Overnight continuing into Thursday morning commute
- December 14, 2017

This map shows the snow moving out of the area by 9 p.m. Wednesday , Dec. 13, 2017. Residents should anticipate heavy snow with hard travel conditions, according to the weather service. Several inches of snow fell throughout the region, contributing to numerous crashes and traffic delays. Most of the snow will fall before daybreak Thursday . (more...)
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is back, but not to save the season Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is back, but not to save the season
- December 14, 2017

For Green Bay, only one name matters: Aaron Rodgers . "I'm not coming back to save this team", Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. He's a competitor. Rodgers playing quarterback the way he knows how to play it is kind of a Packers-saving attempt, however. You know, I saw something that we have 750:1 odds to make the playoffs. (more...)
Bulls outplay the Jazz, 103-100 Bulls outplay the Jazz, 103-100
- December 14, 2017

Since Nikola Mirotic's return to the Chicago Bulls , they are undefeated (3-0) after starting the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season with a 3-20 record. Hood was under a minutes-played restriction, and he wound up playing 25 minutes. Hood entered Wednesday night's game at Chicago as a reserve. Johnson, who has been out since October 30 because of a right wrist injury, has been doing non-contact work in practice. (more...)
Iran may have passed ballistic missiles to Yemen rebels: Guterres Iran may have passed ballistic missiles to Yemen rebels: Guterres
- December 14, 2017

The United States is reportedly set to unveil what it says is evidence of Iran giving missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Guterres said in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations was investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Houthi Shia rebels in Yemen that may have been used in launches aimed at Saudi Arabia in July and November, The Guardian reported on Thursday. (more...)
Delay of Air India flight leads suspension of 3 staff members Delay of Air India flight leads suspension of 3 staff members
- December 14, 2017

The flight also had minister for civil aviation P Ashok Gajapat Raju as one of the passengers. The civil aviation minister had to face an angry crowd after which he called Air India CMD Pradeep Kharola and sought the reason behind the delay. (more...)
US Shale Sends OPEC Deal Back To Square One US Shale Sends OPEC Deal Back To Square One
- December 14, 2017

OPEC wakes up to the threat of USA shale 2.0. According to OPEC, expected strong economic expansion across the world will also underpin industrial and construction fuel demand. However, there is a great deal of uncertainty with regard to the future of US tight oil supply, with technology, economics and geology playing critical roles". (more...)
Group warns not to drink and drive Group warns not to drink and drive
- December 14, 2017

The enforcement effort is being supported by the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Safety Administration. With extra travelers on the roads, and people attending holiday parties, we will likely see an uptick in impaired driving. (more...)
United States strikes explosives-filled vehicle in Somalia United States strikes explosives-filled vehicle in Somalia
- December 14, 2017

Police spokesman Major Mohamed Hussein said the attacker had explosives strapped to his body and infiltrated the General Kahiye Police Training Academy during an early morning parade. US forces have carried out a series of drone strikes in the past months in Somalia, targeting Islamist State and al-Shabaab fighters as the Africa Union peacekeeping mission prepares to exit the country. (more...)
'We're Very, Very Close' to Getting Tax Bill Passed 'We're Very, Very Close' to Getting Tax Bill Passed
- December 14, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses a news conference after the House passed a tax cut plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., November 16, 2017. Republicans have said the changes are necessary to make US companies more competitive globally, spur economic growth, and increase wages. (more...)
British PM suffers defeat in Brexit bill British PM suffers defeat in Brexit bill
- December 14, 2017

MPs supported a Tory rebel amendment for a "meaningful vote" on any Brexit deal by 309 votes to 305. MPs were voting on a series of amendments to Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation. Brexit secretary David Davis has promised to give MPs a final vote, and issued a statement Wednesday in a bid to head off the rebellion. Gina Miller, a campaigner who successfully fought a year ago for an increased role for MPs in the Brexit process, said after the vote: "Parliamentary sovereignty wins ... (more...)
Pentagon Has To Train 23000 People About Transgender Recruits Before January 1 Pentagon Has To Train 23000 People About Transgender Recruits Before January 1
- December 14, 2017

The announcement was instead a result of a court order blocking Trump's ban until it can be properly litigated. The Pentagon decision to allow recruitment is also the latest break by Mattis from Trump on the issue . "There is absolutely no support for the claim that the ongoing service of transgender people would have any negative effect on the military at all", Kollar-Kotelly wrote. (more...)
Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli's Reception Invite Will Inspire Many - See Pic Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli's Reception Invite Will Inspire Many - See Pic
- December 14, 2017

But things improved when Deepika tweeted past year appreciating Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma's Koffee with Karan episode: "These girls were on fire! We are truly blessed to share the news with you", Sharma and Kohli said on Twitter, posting pictures of the wedding ceremony. (more...)
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Franken in Senate Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Franken in Senate
- December 14, 2017

Last Thursday, Franken announced he would be stepping down from the U.S. Senate following allegations of sexual misconduct. While she will keep the Senate balance of power the same, this will be an additional seat Democrats have to defend next year in their hopes to regain the majority in the upper chamber. (more...)
American helicopter window falls on Japanese school sports ground American helicopter window falls on Japanese school sports ground
- December 14, 2017

The latest incident is likelyto stir greater frustration among the locals, who have expressed concern and anger over accidents and crime linked to the USA military presence on Okinawa. One 10-year-old boy, out of some 50 children who were assembled in the sports field, was slightly injured in the incident, Reuters reports , citing a prefecture official. (more...)
Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations
- December 14, 2017

North Korea says its weapons programmes are necessary to counter USA aggression. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is travelling to Tokyo to deliver a speech on Wednesday at a conference on universal health coverage. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal. Tillerson is expected to attend a Security Council ministerial meeting Friday at which the secretary general will brief members. (more...)
Multiple injuries in plane crash near Fond du Lac, Sask. Multiple injuries in plane crash near Fond du Lac, Sask.
- December 14, 2017

Local emergency responders are assisting as well as RCMP members from Stony Rapids. RCMP say the aircraft was found less than a kilometer from the airstrip. "The primary concern for us right now is making sure that the passengers and crew are looked after", he said. A NUMBER of people have been injured in a plane crash in Canada, it was reported today. (more...)
Trump Campaign Offered WikiLeaks Documents Ahead of Election, Email Suggests Trump Campaign Offered WikiLeaks Documents Ahead of Election, Email Suggests
- December 14, 2017

The email, sent on September 4 - well after Wikileaks had released hacked documents from the Democratic National Committee - offered a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, which is in keeping with the organization's modus operandi. (more...)
Transocean (RIG) Rating Lowered to Sell at ValuEngine
- December 14, 2017

Amalgamated Bankshares has 7,836 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Cognios Limited Company has 0.06% invested in Transocean Ltd . (NYSE: RIG ). Marshall Wace Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 2.37 million shares.#img1#. Transocean Ltd. (RIG ) stock is most active stock of Wall Street Market on Wednesday. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, August 12. (more...)
Al Franken responds to report that he'll resign over harassment allegations Al Franken responds to report that he'll resign over harassment allegations
- December 14, 2017

Republican Roy Moore , a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, has been accused by several women of sexually molesting them when they were teenagers - one was 14 at the time - and he was in his 30s. ET. Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate. President Donald Trump , who himself faced sexual misconduct accusations when he was a candidate, has endorsed Moore in the closely watched special election set for 12 December. (more...)
Fire crews battle California blazes Fire crews battle California blazes
- December 14, 2017

Officials handed out masks to those who stayed behind in Montecito, an exclusive community about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from Los Angeles that's home to stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges and Drew Barrymore. The Thomas Fire, which broke out on December 4 near the community of Ojai, has traveled 27 miles (43 km), blackening more than 371 square miles (953 square km) in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, an area larger than New York City. (more...)
PM to commission 1st Scorpene submarine PM to commission 1st Scorpene submarine
- December 14, 2017

So, when PM Narendra Modi commissions India's first new diesel-electric submarine in over 17 years in Mumbai on Thursday, it will be a red-letter day for the beleaguered Navy. The subs are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). Kalvari is named after the dreaded tiger shark, a deadly deep sea predator of the Indian Ocean. (more...)
Want reservation for women: Rahul Gandhi Want reservation for women: Rahul Gandhi
- December 14, 2017

He said the Congress will have to give representation to women at every level unlike the RSS which, he claimed, has closed its doors to women. Unfortunately we don't have a woman president anymore. Gandhi also lauded the Congress general secretary and secretaries in Gujarat, who launched a vigorous campaign in the state and connected very well with the workers and the people of the state, and said their act needs to be replicated in other states too. (more...)
India, China concede dip over Doklam India, China concede dip over Doklam
- December 14, 2017

China said it had all right to build a road on its terrain; India said that the plateau, in fact, belongs to Bhutan and that the road changed the status quo at the crucial tri-junction of the borders of India, Bhutan and China.In August, India And China both agreed to backstep their soldiers from the face-off site at Doklam onwards of the meeting of heads of state from " BRICS " countries due to take place in China, a bloc composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. (more...)
Chloe Ayling's 'kidnapper' claims model plotted stunt to become famous
- December 14, 2017

But Lukasz said he did not knowingly take part in any crime. Yesterday Herba's lawyer said Ayling was in on the plot in a bid to catapult her into stardom. Italian police confirmed they had looked into the possibility that Chloe and Herba may have been collaborating. They planned it together so she would become famous'. (more...)

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