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Two men held over Dublin drug seizure Two men held over Dublin drug seizure
- December 21, 2017

GARDAI today handed the Kinahan cartel a nasty Christmas present as they seized €2.8m worth of their drugs. Gardaí estimate the total haul is worth 2.8 million euro. He is being detained at Kevin Street Garda Station, where he can be held for up to seven days. Cannabis, heroin, cocaine and ecstasy tablets were found along with mixing paraphernalia and drug packaging. (more...)
Authorities Identify Man Shot by Minneapolis Police at City Hall Authorities Identify Man Shot by Minneapolis Police at City Hall
- December 21, 2017

The seller's friends drove the wounded man to a gas station in Anoka County, where they called 911 . He remains hospitalized after Monday's officer-involved shooting. On Monday afternoon, Fischer was being interviewed at Minneapolis police headquarters in the City Hall building downtown. Officers shot him after attempting to subdue him. (more...)
ANC votes to downgrade South Africa's embassy in Israel ANC votes to downgrade South Africa's embassy in Israel
- December 21, 2017

South Africa's ruling party, resolved yesterday at its national conference to downgrade the South African embassy in Israel to a liaison office. The Palestinian movement, Hamas , released a statement on Thursday acknowledging ANC members and activists in South Africa's Palestine solidarity movement "who convinced South Africans that it was the correct moral and ethical decision for their country". (more...)
Muslims make it to Gujarat Assembly Muslims make it to Gujarat Assembly
- December 21, 2017

The size of the minority community is said to be substantial enough to influence the outcome of at least 20 seats, but Muslim candidates are being given fewer and fewer tickets. Mohammed Javid got 72,588 votes. Bhatt had in 2012 defeated Congress' Samir Sipai. In Vagra constituency of Bharuch district, the party's candidate, Suleiman Patel, lost to BJP's Arunsinh Rana. (more...)
Irish man dies while kite-surfing in Thailand Irish man dies while kite-surfing in Thailand
- December 21, 2017

He was then pulled into the sea, witnesses said and it is believed the tangled control line trapped him under strong waves. According to local media reports, rescuers who pulled him unconscious from the sea tried to resuscitate him for at least 10 minutes but to no avail. (more...)
Padmavati row: CBFC likely to set up historians' panel Padmavati row: CBFC likely to set up historians' panel
- December 21, 2017

That is, provided the CBFC clears the film without any objection", the source said. Of course, there has been the whole controversy around Padmavati , but it is such a special film. I will always stand by not just Sanjay sir but also Deepika, Ranveer, and Shahid for the film.' The actress, who has been busy with her American television show and films, is now back in Mumbai city and is expected to announce her next Bollywood film. (more...)
Indiana Suffers Shocking 92-72 Home Loss To In-State IPFW Indiana Suffers Shocking 92-72 Home Loss To In-State IPFW
- December 21, 2017

Whatever it was, Monday's loss was way too similar to IU's season-opening home loss to Indiana State for IU Coach Archie Miller and the Hoosiers. IN had no other players in double digits in this loss. That's the thing that frustrates you. As a team, the Mastodons took advantage of the poor ball handling and stole the ball a whopping 13 times. Thirteen steals is a lot of steals, especially for a team that doesn't even press. (more...)
Trout Brooke Drive closed in West Hartford following gas leak
- December 21, 2017

The West Hartford Police Department said they responded to the leak after officers on patrol smelled a strong odor of gas in the area as well. Crews are working to fix the 12-inch line. School bus companies as well as local transit companies have been notified of the road closure and are making accommodations. Stay with Eyewitness News for more information as soon as it comes into the newsroom . (more...)
"Australia's Oldest Naval Mystery" Solved After More Than 100 Years
- December 21, 2017

Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne confirmed that it had been located more than 300 metres (984 feet) below the surface in a search using a Dutch-owned survey vessel that started only last week. Australia's navy chief, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, said the submarine was located using a range of technology, including a magnetometer that measures magnetic disturbances; remotely operated vehicles; and a deep-drop camera. (more...)
US VP Pence delays Israel, Egypt visit for Senate tax vote US VP Pence delays Israel, Egypt visit for Senate tax vote
- December 21, 2017

He had missed votes last week and will miss the vote on the tax bill. Senior US administration officials said the uncertainty of the timing of the Senate vote could have pushed back Pence's schedule in Egypt and Israel, and the vice president felt it was important to be in the Senate in case he was needed to break a tie vote. (more...)
Myanmar denies entry of United Nations special rapporteur Myanmar denies entry of United Nations special rapporteur
- December 21, 2017

The Special Rapporteur said she hoped Myanmar would revisit the decision. A Bangladeshi official said on Tuesday that might be delayed. Lee has visited the country as part of her United Nations job six times since June 2014. Aerial footage of entire villages burnt to the ground was released by Amnesty International in September. "I am puzzled and disappointed by this decision by the Myanmar Government". (more...)
'God and 2nd Amendment' saved Richard Childress during home break 'God and 2nd Amendment' saved Richard Childress during home break
- December 21, 2017

He grabbed his handgun and went downstairs to confront the intruders, shooting repeatedly at them before they escaped. He grew up in Winston-Salem. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Childress, 72, and his wife were upstairs when they were alerted by the sound of breaking glass downstairs at 10:30 p.m. (more...)
Mary Norwood concedes Atlanta mayor's race Mary Norwood concedes Atlanta mayor's race
- December 21, 2017

The admission, which follows the recount results showing an even bigger win for mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms , further paves the way for the city's next mayor. In her concession speech, Norwood celebrated Atlanta as a city too busy to hate, reminding voters that her vision had been to improve upon Atlanta as a place for anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. (more...)
Four dead and seven missing as ferry capsizes during storm in Philippines Four dead and seven missing as ferry capsizes during storm in Philippines
- December 21, 2017

Although ferry accidents in Philippines usually happen due to overloading of passengers, such was not the case Wednesday, Balilo confirmed. Disaster officials said search and rescue operations were hampered by heavy rain and huge waves caused by a tropical storm affecting the southern Philippines. (more...)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release' in Iran Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release' in Iran
- December 21, 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe told her husband Richard in a phone call from jail in Tehran that her lawyer had just informed her of the development. She is serving five years in prison after being charged with planning to topple the Iranian government, which she denies. (more...)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller gets access to thousands of Trump transition emails Special Counsel Robert Mueller gets access to thousands of Trump transition emails
- December 21, 2017

GSA Deputy Counsel Lenny Loewentritt told BuzzFeed that the GSA never said that requests for records would be funneled through the administration - a claim Langhofer makes in his letter to the congressional committees. " Additionally , certain portions of the [transition] materials the Special Counsel's Office obtained from the GSA, including materials that are susceptible to privilege claims, have been leaked to the press by unknown persons". (more...)
Cam Newton upset Jerry Richardson is selling the Panthers Cam Newton upset Jerry Richardson is selling the Panthers
- December 21, 2017

His father Cecil was accused of soliciting payment from schools in exchange for Newton's commitment, but Newton himself was never punished because he was not proven to be aware of his father's actions. I'm still scared now, not knowing what to even expect, " he said. Richardson said he will wait until the end of this season to begin the sale process or entertain any inquiries. (more...)
Ahead of Jerusalem Vote, Netanyahu Calls UN 'House of Lies' Ahead of Jerusalem Vote, Netanyahu Calls UN 'House of Lies'
- December 21, 2017

Security Council resolution that rejected the establishment of diplomatic facilities in the contested city of Jerusalem. "It took 70 years until the United States officially recognized this and it will take more years until the United Nations recognizes this as well", he said. (more...)
Trump Commutes Sentence Of Agriprocessors' Sholom Rubashkin Trump Commutes Sentence Of Agriprocessors' Sholom Rubashkin
- December 21, 2017

Trump cited appeals from across the political spectrum in making the move. Also among them were former U.S. Department of Justice officials who wanted a review of the case - Attorney General Bill Barr, Attorney General Edwin Meese III, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Solicitor General Seth Waxman and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Louis Freeh, according to the White House statement . (more...)
Cardinal Bernard Law, Disgraced in Sex-Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86 Cardinal Bernard Law, Disgraced in Sex-Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86
- December 21, 2017

The scandal was broken by the Boston Globe newspaper's Spotlight investigative reporting team, whose dogged uncovering of horrific widespread abuse by priests won a Pulitzer prize and was made into an Oscar-winning film, " Spotlight ", in 2016. (more...)
NKorean soldier defects to South NKorean soldier defects to South
- December 21, 2017

A North Korean soldier has walked across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to defect, the South's military has said. Gunfire was later heard from the North, but it may not have been retaliatory. It occurred in a more remote area of the DMZ, which is 4 kilometers wide (2½ miles) and 248 kilometers (155-miles) long. Speaking to Al Jazeera from Seoul , Se-Woong Koo, a political analyst and publisher of Korea Expose, a news magazine, said North Korea's economic situation is prompting soldiers and ... (more...)
Fox News Contributor Suggests An FBI Plot To Kill President Trump Fox News Contributor Suggests An FBI Plot To Kill President Trump
- December 21, 2017

We know that. What concerns me is the intent to carry out a plan to disrupt the election. When [the texts] say, 'We've got to make sure that this guy doesn't get in at all cost, ' what does that mean? His apparent deep state conspiracy idea sent the " Outnumbered " hosts into a scramble. (more...)
Education Department cancels loan debts for college fraud victims Education Department cancels loan debts for college fraud victims
- December 21, 2017

It took Betsy DeVos almost a year to take any action on the almost 100,000 applications by former students who assert that they were deceived and abused by predatory for-profit colleges like Corinthian, ITT, and Kaplan. The department also announced that it had approved nearly 13,000 claims made by students at Corinthian Colleges , a collapsed for-profit chain that had been repeatedly accused of lying to students about the value of their degrees. (more...)
Canadian Billionaire's Death Called Suspicious by Police Canadian Billionaire's Death Called Suspicious by Police
- December 21, 2017

Sherman filed a lawsuit in May past year to stop the investigation, saying the probe was "taken and pursued in bad faith and/or for an improper goal". There were no signs of forced entry into their Toronto-area home, which had been placed up for sale recently for an asking price of about $5.4 million. (more...)
What's open and closed on Christmas, Boxing Day What's open and closed on Christmas, Boxing Day
- December 21, 2017

Target announced today it will acquire Shipt, a same-day delivery company, for $550 million. The list can be found online as well as information on specific ABC store hours. -7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Heisenberg Haus: Closed from December 25 to 27. Boston Market - Select locations will be open and serving a traditional plated meal on Christmas. (more...)
Justine Damond's family says police are mishandling the shooting investigation Justine Damond's family says police are mishandling the shooting investigation
- December 21, 2017

Mr Ruszczyk was flanked by his wife, son and daughter-in-law. "We are deeply concerned that the initial investigation was not done properly and with the greatest of integrity and sense of completeness", Damond's father John Ruszczyk told reporters in Sydney. (more...)
Vehicle rams into pedestrians in Melbourne; at least 14 injured Vehicle rams into pedestrians in Melbourne; at least 14 injured
- December 21, 2017

Police said: "It's now believed he had no links to the incident , however he is still assisting police with enquiries". Commander Russell Barret told media earlier today that police suspected the act was "deliberate" however the motive was unclear. (more...)
Olympic officials issue verdict on uniforms for 'neutral' Russian athletes Olympic officials issue verdict on uniforms for 'neutral' Russian athletes
- December 21, 2017

Official garments for the Russian athletes competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics have been submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for approval, Anastasia Zadorina, the head of Moscow-based sportswear brand ZA Sport (the official designer of Olympic kits for Russian athletes), told TASS on Wednesday. (more...)
Trump Tells Reporters: You Need Prayer More Than I Do Trump Tells Reporters: You Need Prayer More Than I Do
- December 21, 2017

Jim Mattis sat on Trump's left. "Maybe a good solid prayer and they'll be honest, Ben, is that possible?", Trump joked in reference to the media. During the meeting, the president made several controversial statements [VIDEO ], before having #Ben Carson lead the room in prayer. (more...)
Barcelona chiefs accept Liverpool will only sell Coutinho for £130M Barcelona chiefs accept Liverpool will only sell Coutinho for £130M
- December 21, 2017

His fine form has only kept Barca's eyes on the prize and it seems as if the Catalan giants are readying another offer. Warsidaha Diaro Gol oo Spain ka soo baxa ayaa daabacay in heshiiska horudhaca ee Coutinho iyo Barcelona ay wada gaareen salka loogu dhigay qiima gaaraya 135 Milion oo la siin doono Liverpool si Coutinho looga soo afduubto. (more...)

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