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Tuesday forecast: showers likely through late night hours, high 67 Tuesday forecast: showers likely through late night hours, high 67
- December 06, 2017

While that part of the forecast remains murky, what's certain is that cold air is headed our way. As of Tuesday the best chances for a wintry mix or snow - which would be light and likely not accumulate - will be from Friday into Saturday as a series of weather systems rotate through the state. (more...)
Senate to probe police brutality allegations
- December 06, 2017

The Senate on Tuesday mandated its Ad Hoc Committee on Security to investigate allegations of human rights abuses against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on the Nigeria Police Force. Majority of the operatives of Nigerian Police are manned by men and women of great integrity, discipline and commitment. They became courteous, carried my bags for me into their office, one of them started questioning me, "Confess wetin dey your bag before we start to search", I had nothing on me and did ... (more...)
Aggies drop first game of the season to Arizona, 67-64 Aggies drop first game of the season to Arizona, 67-64
- December 06, 2017

The public betting is siding with Texas A&M and I think the Aggies have better depth than the Wildcats. Thousands of Arizona fans turned out to the game on a "neutral" court in downtown Phoenix at the Talking Stick Arena. Texas A&M shot just 39.4 percent. "Guys stepped up and made plays down the stretch", said Ayton, who made 4 of 9 shots. The game would come down to the final seconds and Duane Wilson was unable to knock down three straight free throws to force overtime. (more...)
Ball in Puigdemont's court as arrest warrant is withdrawn
- December 06, 2017

They fled to Belgium a month ago after declaring unilateral independence in a referendum ruled illegal by Spain. The court document said "the individuals under investigation seem to have shown their intention to return to Spain, with the aim of taking possession and exercise elected roles for which elections have been called recently". (more...)
Special counsel spent $3.2 million in its first four months Special counsel spent $3.2 million in its first four months
- December 06, 2017

While the expenses associated with the special counsel's team total $3.2 million, the report notes that an additional $3.5 million was spent during the course of the investigation on DOJ components that support the investigation. An investigation into President Bill Clinton by independent counsel Kenneth Starr cost about $40 million from January 24, 1994 to September 30, 1998, according to the GAO . (more...)
Virat Kohli to marry Anushka Sharma in Italy next week Virat Kohli to marry Anushka Sharma in Italy next week
- December 06, 2017

Further, fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is designing Anushka's bridal wear. In October, a newspaper had reported that an Italian wedding may be on the cards for the "Virushka". Anushka's team is unwilling to confirm anything. Previous year too, during the same time in December, similar reports of the two getting married had come out. (more...)
Trump's tax plan is still even less popular than Trump Trump's tax plan is still even less popular than Trump
- December 06, 2017

Two new polls released Tuesday on the Republican overhaul of the federal tax code showed similar majority levels of disapproval. Trump and Congressional leaders argue that their plan will create jobs and boost economic growth. The same poll gave President Donald Trump an approval rating of 35 percent and a disapproval rating of 58 percent. In the new Quinnipiac poll, the Democrats gained an 8-point advantage, suggesting that the unpopularity of the bill was dragging down perceptions of the ... (more...)
Trump, Democrats to meet to avert government shutdown Trump, Democrats to meet to avert government shutdown
- December 06, 2017

Complicating the search for a pact are disputes over immigration, health and other issues folded into the year-end mix. The Senate approved its near $1.5 trillion tax legislation before dawn Saturday, while the House passed a similar measure in November. (more...)
Australia bans foreign donations to political parties after China controversy Australia bans foreign donations to political parties after China controversy
- December 06, 2017

Australia's new laws, modeled in part on the US Foreign Agents Registration Act, would criminalize foreign interference and require the registration of lobbyists working for nation states, Turnbull said. The Australian government argues that Dastyari should quit Parliament for giving Huang counter-surveillance advice a year ago when he told the Chinese citizen to leave his cellphone inside his Sydney mansion while they stepped outside to talk. (more...)
Heartbreak as cop and 91-year-old killed in crash Heartbreak as cop and 91-year-old killed in crash
- December 06, 2017

PC James Dixon was riding the vehicle when it crashed into a auto killing him and the elderly woman in Berkshire village, Wargrave, at around 1.50pm. Police last night named the officer killed as Police constable James Dixon, who was based with Thames Valley Police at their Lodden Valley police station near Reading. (more...)
Tillerson contradicts Trump on Iran nuclear deal Tillerson contradicts Trump on Iran nuclear deal
- December 06, 2017

Security Council resolution and that we expect all parties to fully respect it", she said. The German official added that such a measure would a "very unsafe development". secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Brussels. He listed Iran's support for Yemen rebels, for the Syrian regime, and for an armed militia in Lebanon among the issues. (more...)
Impact assessment of Brexit on the United Kingdom 'don't exist' Impact assessment of Brexit on the United Kingdom 'don't exist'
- December 06, 2017

Leaving the European Union will provoke a "paradigm change" in the United Kingdom economy on a similar order of magnitude to the financial crash of 2008, making economic forecast models unlikely to be "informative", he told MPs. The SNP MP Joanna Cherry, also on the committee, suggested that Davis had misled parliament over the existence of the impact assessments, describing the situation as "pretty serious". (more...)
Pope appeals for wisdom and prudence to prevail over Jerusalem Pope appeals for wisdom and prudence to prevail over Jerusalem
- December 06, 2017

Speaking after his catechesis to the crowds in the Paul VI Hall during the weekly General Audience , the Pope said "my thoughts go to Jerusalem and I can not keep silent my deep concern for the situation that has been created in the past days". (more...)
PM Modi :Congress connecting 'Ayodhya Ram Temple' with 2019 polls PM Modi :Congress connecting 'Ayodhya Ram Temple' with 2019 polls
- December 06, 2017

December 06 (NT): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded the Congress party to connect Ram Temple in Ayodhya with 2019 elections . "( BJP demands that the Shri Ramjanmabhoomi case should be heard at the earliest, the Supreme Court should decide on it fast, and a grand Ram Mandir built at the site)". (more...)
Illegal Nigerian Migrants returns from Libya; What Now? Illegal Nigerian Migrants returns from Libya; What Now?
- December 06, 2017

He also said the moment the immigrants were brought back to the country, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, would receive and ensure they were resettled. "From the 2,778 registered Nigerians who are still in detention camps, another set of 250 Nigerian migrants will be arriving on Tuesday December 5 via the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, at 7.00pm, to be received by NEMA officials". (more...)
US Interior Secretary Urges Size Cuts to More National Monuments US Interior Secretary Urges Size Cuts to More National Monuments
- December 06, 2017

Katahdin Woods and Waters was among 27 national monuments that Zinke reviewed earlier this year at the direction of President Trump. Tuesday afternoon Zinke spoke about a healthy management plan for the monument. A coalition of five tribes that pushed for the monument argued in a lawsuit filed in Washington late Monday night that the law only gives presidents the ability to create a national monument, not the ability to downsize one. (more...)
Great time for women in Bollywood: Shraddha Kapoor Great time for women in Bollywood: Shraddha Kapoor
- December 06, 2017

Reports suggest that Vijan's Maddock Films have roped in A Gentleman directors, Raj & Krishna DK, to helm the film, which will also star Kapoor. The female lead, Shraddha also tweeted, "Very excited to share that I'll be working with 1 of my favourite actors @RajkummarRao & the hilarious director duo Raj & DK for a 1st of its kind horror-comedy!" It's a unique role and in a zone that the actress has not attempted before. (more...)
Air pollution In London affecting old and young Air pollution In London affecting old and young
- December 06, 2017

A new study found that, ladies who are pregnant and are living in a habitat where there is enough air pollution during their pregnancy can effect their child during birth. However, the findings held true after other potentially influential factors were taken into account, such as mother's age, ethnicity and deprivation. (more...)
RBI expected to keep policy rates unchanged RBI expected to keep policy rates unchanged
- December 06, 2017

The central bank had reduced the benchmark lending rate by 0.25 percentage points to 6% in August, bringing it to a 6-year low, however, kept it unchanged in October. On the other hand, the central bank has been cautious keeping in mind, the rising rate of inflation, which now stands at seven-month high levels. The reverse repo rate too remains unchanged at 5.75 per cent. (more...)
TVS Motor enters super-premium segment, launches Apache RR 310 TVS Motor enters super-premium segment, launches Apache RR 310
- December 06, 2017

The power unit is the same as found in the India-made BMW G310R which will be the entry-level BMW bike when launched in the country. PM: The TVS Apache RR 310 will be available for bookings shortly while deliveries will start by the end of this month. (more...)

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