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10 dead as buses, pick-up van collide on Indus Highway
- December 24, 2017

The two buses coming from opposite directions - one from Jamshoro and other from Sehwan - at high speed when they collided with the ill-fated Suzuki van, en route to Sehwan from Larkana. Police said that the crash occurred due to over-speeding, and the drivers of the two coaches fled the site following the accident. On October 7, fourteen people died and 30 were injured when a passenger bus collided with a van in the Dasht area of Mastung district, rescue sources said. (more...)
Small plane crash in Bartow, fatalities reported Small plane crash in Bartow, fatalities reported
- December 24, 2017

They said it was a twin-engine aircraft and crashed at the end of a runway. There are several deaths, Polk County sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said in a release. Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration have been notified and will investigate the cause of the crash, deputies said. (more...)
After US veto, UN Normal Meeting to satisfy on Jerusalem standing After US veto, UN Normal Meeting to satisfy on Jerusalem standing
- December 24, 2017

It proposed: "Effective 4 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the United States Mission to the United Nations shall be closed and all staff and any remaining functions of such office shall be carried out through the Secretary of State and the Department of State". (more...)
Mosul Christians free to celebrate Christmas after ISIS defeat Mosul Christians free to celebrate Christmas after ISIS defeat
- December 24, 2017

The patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, Louis Raphael Sako, requested that followers pray for "peace and stability in Mosul, Iraq and the world". Saint Paul's is the only functioning church in Mosul, and is only open thanks to the efforts of volunteers, the AFP agency reports. On Aug. 31, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the province had been entirely purged of ISIL elements, after nine months of fighting during which Iraqi forces were backed by the USA -led worldwide ... (more...)
$1.41 EPS Expected for T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW)
- December 24, 2017

Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 5,259 shares of the asset manager's stock valued at $390,000 after purchasing an additional 77 shares during the period. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $21.91. Its down 0.02, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. Nationwide Fund Advisors decreased its holdings in shares of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc . 171.36 million shares or 2.33% less from 175.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (more...)
Joan Walsh announces move to CNN after being dumped by MSNBC Joan Walsh announces move to CNN after being dumped by MSNBC
- December 24, 2017

MSNBC is parting ways with longtime liberal contributor Joan Walsh , the network announced in a statement Saturday. "I've given my heart and soul to the network, from the George W. It says while Walsh's contract wasn't renewed she's "a key voice" who's "absolutely still welcome" and would be invited to appear on shows. "Thanks to everyone who made this happen". (more...)
As much as 20 cm now predicted for Christmas morning As much as 20 cm now predicted for Christmas morning
- December 24, 2017

Light snow and drizzle is expected into the night Friday in London and much of Middlesex County, the national weather agency says, noting the precipitation should stop early Saturday. "They're going to get the brunt of the storm, they'll see amounts of up to 10 centimetres particularly on the higher terrain in the interior of Vancouver Island", said Greg Pearce with Environment Canada . (more...)
Indian army major, 3 troops killed in cross-border fire Indian army major, 3 troops killed in cross-border fire
- December 24, 2017

Indian Army's Udhampur based defence Spokesman Col NN Joshi told news agency GNS that Pakistan Rangers in "violation of ceasefire" opened fire upon the army posts near Keri in Nowshera sector along the LoC. He is survived by his wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son. "They were courageous and honest soldiers". Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, in a statement issued in the winter capital, paid rich tributes to the Army Major and two jawans. (more...)
Pakistan Navy fully prepared to safeguard maritime frontiers: PM Abbasi Pakistan Navy fully prepared to safeguard maritime frontiers: PM Abbasi
- December 24, 2017

He congratulated the passed out cadets and their proud parents saying that the confidence of the cadets was the symbols of a strong country. "Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad are not merely operations but the manifestations of a resolve and the commitment of the nation to cleanse Pakistan of the scourge of terrorism", the PM stated. (more...)
Guru Gobind jayanti: PM pats Nitish for arrangements at Patna Sahib Guru Gobind jayanti: PM pats Nitish for arrangements at Patna Sahib
- December 24, 2017

Former Union minister Mrs. Preneet Kaur said that Guru Gobind Singh sacrificed himself and his family for the welfare of the humanity and he also laid down the foundation of a new society, Khalsa Panth, without discrimination of any caste and creed. (more...)
Sunshine to Return this Christmas Eve Sunshine to Return this Christmas Eve
- December 24, 2017

Lows tonight will be on the mild side once again, upper 50's along the coast, upper 40's to low 50's inland. Winds will calm into the evening time. While we are not looking at a snowy, white Christmas, some frost is possible to start the day Monday. (more...)
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MLM) Holdings Raised by WINTON GROUP Ltd
- December 24, 2017

The stock increased 0.06% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $210.62. About 318,702 shares traded. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC lowered its holdings in shares of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). First Mercantile Trust Communications holds 0.08% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE MLM) opened at $211.10 on Friday. (more...)
Arab League hails United Nations resolution over Jerusalem Arab League hails United Nations resolution over Jerusalem
- December 24, 2017

Shortly after the vote, Palestinian leaders thanked the United Nations member states that rejected Trump's unilateral move "despite all the pressure exerted on them", Al Jazeera reports. "The UN General Assembly's overwhelming vote on the situation of holy al-Quds shows the United States' carrot and stick policy toward world countries is a nonstarter, and that the United States' hegemonic power is diminishing", he noted. (more...)
Turkey Sacks over 2000 Public Employees over 'Terror' Links Turkey Sacks over 2000 Public Employees over 'Terror' Links
- December 24, 2017

At least 115 public sector employees that were terminated previously were reinstated. Turkish citizen Ugur Toksoy, suspected of being affiliated with the US -based cleric Fetullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of masterminding failed coup attempt in 2016. (more...)
Tracking Christmas Eve Freezing Drizzle, Flurries, & Light Snow Tracking Christmas Eve Freezing Drizzle, Flurries, & Light Snow
- December 24, 2017

Our next weather system moves in Christmas eve night. Stay with 22News for updates on this storm as we head into the Christmas holiday. By the time it reaches the northern half of New England and then eastern Canada, it will have matured into a higher impact winter storm. (more...)
Christmas Eve snow could mean a white Christmas for some Christmas Eve snow could mean a white Christmas for some
- December 24, 2017

Winter weather advisories were in effect through the state Saturday morning, and forecasters warned travelers to expect slippery roads, limited visibility and risky driving conditions. South wind around 7 miles per hour will become northeast after midnight. Rain will turn to snow as temperatures turn colder through the day. Though no new snow is expected, we will struggle to reach freezing with lows in the 20s and even teens, so any accumulation that makes it through Sunday evening will ... (more...)
33 killed in India bus accident 33 killed in India bus accident
- December 24, 2017

Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf said the injured would be taken care of on priority in hospitals. Sawai Madhopur Superintendent of Police Mamman Singh said that 32 people have died in the incident. According to information available, passengers on the 40-seater bus hailed from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and most were on way to Ramdevra Temple in Lalsot on the Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border. (more...)
China's first homegrown amphibious aircraft, the world's largest, makes maiden flight China's first homegrown amphibious aircraft, the world's largest, makes maiden flight
- December 24, 2017

Typical operating characteristics include a cruising speed of 500 km per hour, flight endurance of 12 hours or 4,500 km range. The AVIC AG600 amphibious aircraft has completed maiden flight from the Zhuhai airport in Guangzhou, China on Sunday. (more...)
Bus crash kills at least 32 in western India Bus crash kills at least 32 in western India
- December 24, 2017

Soorwal police station SHO Anoop Singh said that of the 33 people killed, seven are women and four children. According to sources, the bus broke through the bridge wall and plunged into the Banas River. Following the accident locals alerted the police, after which teams of police and disaster response force personnel rushed to the spot. "We are still carrying out searches in the river", Verma said. (more...)
Cab driver arrested for raping woman in Thane Cab driver arrested for raping woman in Thane
- December 24, 2017

The accomplice, the woman says, also robbed her of her valuables. The report quoted a police officer as saying: "After a while she saw an Ola auto, in which a passenger was already seated, coming in her direction". The lodge owner later informed the police control room. The accused have been identified as Suresh Pandurang Gosavi (32), formerly employed with app-based cab service Ola, and Umesh Jaswant Zala (31), police said. (more...)
Dozens feared dead in Philippines mall fire Dozens feared dead in Philippines mall fire
- December 24, 2017

Duterte-Carpio says firefighters won't stop until they find all those reported missing. President Rodrigo Duterte visited the relatives of the victims of the fire that hit the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) in Davao. Sn. Insp. Gaspan said firefighters from across the city battled the flames as paramedics conducted search and rescue operations inside. He said investigators believed some of those likely killed had been trapped in the call centre, which operated 24 hours a day. (more...)
Trinamool Congress candidate leads by over 19000 votes, CPM on second spot
- December 24, 2017

TMC's Gita Rani Bhunia won the Sabang seat by a massive margin of over 64,000 votes. The by-poll were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLA Manas Bhunia resigned to cross over to the Trinamool. The opposition CPI (M) and BJP had accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of driving away their election agents from the polling booths, which was denied by TMC leader and Rajya Sabha MP Manas Bhunia. (more...)
Mitch McConnell Mocks Steve Bannon's 'Political Genius' in Press Conference Mitch McConnell Mocks Steve Bannon's 'Political Genius' in Press Conference
- December 24, 2017

Luther Strange, who had been appointed to the vacant seat. Looking ahead to the midterm elections, McConnell said that he plans to continue his recent strategy of aggressively trying to help the most electable Republicans get nominated. -He's committed to bringing immigration legislation to the Senate floor if a bipartisan group of senators can reach an agreement. But with Congress' passage of the tax bill this week, giving Trump his first major legislative victory, the president tweeted ... (more...)
Jairam Thakur to be the next CM of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur to be the next CM of Himachal Pradesh
- December 24, 2017

Thakur, in a statement to the media on Sunday, thanked BJP's central and state leadership for the decision. It was Mr Dhumal who proposed the name of Jairam Thakur to be elected as the Legislature party leader, said said Mr Tomar, adding "Shanta Kumar-ji and JP Nadda ji also supported this proposal". (more...)
Ghaziabad BJP, Bajrang Dal Activists Disrupt Wedding Function Alleging 'Love Jihad' Ghaziabad BJP, Bajrang Dal Activists Disrupt Wedding Function Alleging 'Love Jihad'
- December 24, 2017

The girl's father had organised a reception after the marriage at his house. " Love jihad " is a term coined by Hindutva groups to project inter-religious romance or marriage between consenting adults as an "attack" on "Hindus". "But both are major and mature enough to know what's wrong and what's right". "We maintain that police resorted to lathicharge and have lodged a fake case against us in order to hide their act", said Ajay Sharma, BJP's city unit president. (more...)
British, Russian chief diplomats spar at news conference British, Russian chief diplomats spar at news conference
- December 24, 2017

After talks between the pair finished, they appeared to exchange barbs in a news conference which, at times , grew tense. While travelling to Moscow on Thursday, Boris Johnson told reporters that Britain disapproved of many things that Russian Federation had done. (more...)
Cholera hit one million in Yemen Cholera hit one million in Yemen
- December 24, 2017

The ICRC said on Wednesday said there were one million suspected cases. The United Nations says Yemen is suffering the world's worst humanitarian crisis, and eight million people are on the brink of starvation. The Saudi-led military coalition has intensified military air campaign against Houthi positions in and around Houthis-held capital Sanaa and other northern provinces since Houthis killed former President Ali Abdullah Saleh on December 4. (more...)
Thousands of Israelis protest corruption in Netanyahu's government for fourth week
- December 24, 2017

It was organized by right-wing columnist Yoaz Hendel, Netanyahu's former communications director and current chair of the centrist Institute for Zionist Strategies think-tank, who said he felt uncomfortable with the Tel Aviv protests that identified with Israel's political left. (more...)
Brightworth Takes Position in Mastercard Incorporated (MA)
- December 24, 2017

The stock increased 0.71% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $128.49. Linscomb & Williams Inc. increased its position in shares of Mastercard by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. New York-based Highbridge Management Ltd Company has invested 0.04% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Wells Fargo & Mn holds 12,102 shares. Koch Indus Inc holds 0.3% or 8,894 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Lovie fires McGee, Williams Lovie fires McGee, Williams
- December 24, 2017

Illinois , which went 2-10 in 2017, scored 10 points or less in four different games, and the team did not score more than 24 points in a game. IL finished 126th in total offense during the 2017 season, averaging 280.4 yards. McGee joined Smith's staff in March 2016, shortly after IL athletic director Josh Whitman hired Smith. McGee was Louisville's offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015. (more...)

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