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United Nations official: NKoreans say it's important to prevent war United Nations official: NKoreans say it's important to prevent war
- December 13, 2017

Also, with available resources diverted to the military, humanitarian aid provided by the United Nations and the worldwide committee is " literally a lifeline for some 13 million acutely vulnerable individuals". The U.N. Security Council votes to include briefing on the humanitarian situation in North Korea on its agenda on Monday. Ten members voted in favor of holding the session while China, Russia and Bolivia voted against, and Egypt and Ethiopia abstained. (more...)
Congress opens joint session on martial law extension Congress opens joint session on martial law extension
- December 13, 2017

Duterte first declared martial law for 60 days over Mindanao after fighting broke out between government forces and extremist gunmen loyal to the Islamic State in Marawi City on May 23. "Let's give time for a cooling off with the Communist Party of the Philippines", Duterte said in a speech last week. At a press conference Tuesday, December 12, Councilors Al Ryan Alejandre and Victorio Advincula Jr. (more...)
Man charged with murder of Melbourne mum Karen Ristevski Man charged with murder of Melbourne mum Karen Ristevski
- December 13, 2017

Ms Ristevski was last seen at her home in suburban Melbourne on 29 June previous year, about 50km (30 miles) from where her remains were later found in a national park. Ms Ristevski's auto was caught on CCTV being driven through Diggers Rest on June 29, but police have been unable to verify who was driving it. On February 20 this year, eight months after her disappearance, Karen's remains were discovered under a log in bushland in the Mount Macedon Regional Park. (more...)
Following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Declares Itself Open for Tourism Following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Declares Itself Open for Tourism
- December 13, 2017

In addition to announcing the group's grid plan , Coumo also joined Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and other officials on Monday in urging Congress to approve a broad, $94.4 billion federal aid package. The development of this plan was undertaken in parallel with New York State's post-hurricane assessment and restoration support to Puerto Rico that began in September. (more...)
Naked Dutch Model Found Dead After Falling From Malaysian Building Naked Dutch Model Found Dead After Falling From Malaysian Building
- December 13, 2017

At the time, she was clothed. But police said the teen had been intoxicated when she fell and that her blood test revealed traces of ecstasy and alcohol. "How is that possible?" "His wife had taken their four-year-old daughter to school and then went to sleep". At 7.25am, Ivana called her boyfriend, telling him she is with them and sends him a selfie, with her clothes on. (more...)
11-year-old held at gunpoint, cuffed by police 11-year-old held at gunpoint, cuffed by police
- December 13, 2017

Grand Rapids Police Department admits officers cuffed Honestie, despite her mother's protests, along with detaining two women who had exited the house with her. Her mother says Honestie was ordered to walk backwards with her hands up, then police put her in cuffs, patted her down and put her in the back of a cop auto. (more...)
Climate change fight returns to Paris with One Planet Summit Climate change fight returns to Paris with One Planet Summit
- December 13, 2017

Macron, who has worked to establish his role as a global leader since his sweeping election win in May, said modern-day science was revealing with each day the danger that global warming posed to the planet. This would not include divesting from companies with large fossil fuel holdings, however. Malta is committed to work positively in this regard, he said while reaffirming Malta's commitment to reduce sea pollution. (more...)
Two people killed in bus fire identified Two people killed in bus fire identified
- December 13, 2017

No one else was on the bus when the fire erupted around 7 a.m. southeast of Oakland, which is about 35 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska. The Pottawattamie Sheriff's Department said firefighters responded to a call just before 7 a.m. "The investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, and we are cooperating with law enforcement as they do their work". The entire community of the Riverside Community School District is deeply saddened by the events of this morning. (more...)
Fearing the Worst, China Plans Refugee Camps on North Korean Border Fearing the Worst, China Plans Refugee Camps on North Korean Border
- December 13, 2017

Five refugee camps are being built by the Chinese government around this area amid fears of nuclear conflict. The China Mobile document said that a manager of the company inspected five sites on December 2 at the request of the Changbai County government. (more...)
Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen and moves to Riyadh Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen and moves to Riyadh
- December 13, 2017

Russian ambassador Vladimir Dedushkin has been working out of Riyadh since previous year and Moscow warned last week that Yemen risks spiralling into "military-political chaos". The conflict in the Arabian Peninsula country has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced another three million, according to the UN. "[Parties involved should] fully facilitate sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access as required by global humanitarian law", McGoldrick said on Monday. (more...)
Feminism: The word of the year Feminism: The word of the year
- December 13, 2017

The general rise in lookups tells us that many people are interested in this word; specific spikes give us insight into some of the reasons why. Surreal was Merriam-Webster's word of the year last year. Many women have come forward to share their stories with journalists and many more women joined in on social media using the #MeToo hashtag to say that they too have been affected by such behavior. (more...)
Tillerson to North Korea: 'We're ready' to meet 'without precondition' Tillerson to North Korea: 'We're ready' to meet 'without precondition'
- December 13, 2017

But appearing to soften the United States stance to talks, he said: "Let's just meet and let's talk about the weather if you want and talk about whether it's going to be a square table or a round table if that's what you're excited about". North Korea is acting in an unsafe way not only toward Japan, China, and South Korea, but the entire world. We are ready to talk any time they are ready to talk. (more...)
What Caused California's Skirball Fire In Bel Air? What Caused California's Skirball Fire In Bel Air?
- December 13, 2017

Canyons and other areas where homeless people set up encampments are surveyed each year by the Los Angeles Fire Department in advance of the fall and winter rainy season so that the information can be shared in times of potential floods and mudslides with law enforcement and other emergency workers. (more...)
Burnley go fourth after last-gasp victor against Stoke Burnley go fourth after last-gasp victor against Stoke
- December 13, 2017

Peter Crouch was inches away from taking rising pressure off Mark Hughes by giving Stoke a victor and becoming the club's leading Premier League goalscorer in the 87th minute, setting himself up after Diouf's knockdown and firing a bicycle kick just over the crossbar. (more...)
Bills-Colts Blizzard Game Could Cost Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri $500000 Bonus Bills-Colts Blizzard Game Could Cost Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri $500000 Bonus
- December 13, 2017

Those two misses for Vinatieri could hurt his bank account. Should he miss that bonus, Vinatieri should be fine financially. But you get both of them. After the game, Vinatieri wasn't too hard on himself for the misses, speaking to the difficulty of kicking in such wintry conditions. With a built-in $500,000 bonus in his contract if he finishes the season at 90 per cent, he will need to go five-of-five for the rest of the season to reach the mark. (more...)
Scott Frost leads UCF practice Tuesday, reaffirms plans to coach Peach Bowl Scott Frost leads UCF practice Tuesday, reaffirms plans to coach Peach Bowl
- December 13, 2017

The former UCF coach, who earlier this month accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater Nebraska, returned to Orlando this week with the rest of his staff - all of whom followed him to Nebraska - to rejoin the Knights as they begin preparation for the January 1 bowl game against the Tigers in Atlanta. (more...)
Trump Campaign Offered WikiLeaks Documents Ahead of Election, Email Suggests Trump Campaign Offered WikiLeaks Documents Ahead of Election, Email Suggests
- December 13, 2017

It is not clear that the recipients of the email, who included the president, Donald Trump Jr and others, ever used the key to access hacked documents. I have said before that CNN should abandon all of its television programming, and simply fill the screen with a sign that says, "We hate President Trump ". (more...)
Jallikattu issue to go to Constitution Bench Jallikattu issue to go to Constitution Bench
- December 13, 2017

Following this the central government had passed a notification exempting Jallikattu from the law, which was later stayed by the apex court. The Animal Welfare Board, the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations and the Compassion Unlimited Plus Action have filed the petitions challenging the Tamil Nadu law. (more...)
CT among healthiest states in nation CT among healthiest states in nation
- December 13, 2017

America's Health Rankings , the longest-running assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis, is the product of a partnership between United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association . The rankings consider an assortment of wellbeing factors, for example, rates of irresistible illnesses, weight, physical latency, smoking and baby mortality, and in addition air contamination levels and the accessibility of social insurance suppliers. (more...)
Special courts setting up for disposal of cases against legislators: Centre Special courts setting up for disposal of cases against legislators: Centre
- December 13, 2017

It has sought more time to collate that information. He, however, contended that it was for the state governments to set up additional courts as the issue comes within their jurisdiction. The government, which has already opposed the life ban as demanded by the petitioner, said the recommendations of the poll panel and the law commission were under "active consideration". (more...)

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