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Mehbooba wishes 'visionary leader' Vajpayee on 93rd birthday Mehbooba wishes 'visionary leader' Vajpayee on 93rd birthday
- December 25, 2017

The state unit of BJP in Uttar Pradesh today celebrated former prime minister and the party's tallest leader Atal Behair Vajpayee's birthday in the state capital. When asked what prompted him to offer this suggestion, Srivastava said, "Atalji was always concerned for the welfare and upliftment of the poor, and the homeless. (more...)
Russian Federation says United States has "crossed the line" by arming Ukraine
- December 25, 2017

The United States says it has made a decision to provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" to help it "deter further aggression" as it battles Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has been wracked by conflict since March 2014 following Russia's annexation of Crimea after an illegal independence vote. It is not a mediator at all, it is an accomplice in fomenting a war. (more...)
Assange's Twitter account mysteriously goes dark Assange's Twitter account mysteriously goes dark
- December 25, 2017

Assange has been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, UK, since 2012. Assange's most recent tweet was posted on the 22nd December, and made no mention of a possible leave from Twitter. And while the internet was rife with conspiracy theories about Twitter disabling the account, it initially appeared that the account was disabled externally between midnight and 1 a.m. (more...)
20 died, 24 hurt in La Union's Christmas Day road mishap 20 died, 24 hurt in La Union's Christmas Day road mishap
- December 25, 2017

The jeepney's engine came out of the front of the vehicle, which was largely crushed. The jeepney passengers were bound for Our Lady of Manaoag, a Roman Catholic Church in northern Pangasinan province that has always been popular among pilgrims and Catholics praying for the sick and impoverished, police said. (more...)
Bus crashes into Moscow subway killing four people
- December 25, 2017

According to Sputnik, the circumstances of the crash are now being investigated. Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin tweeted: "There are dead and wounded". There were also unconfirmed reports that some 15 people had been injured. According to witnesses, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off the street. (more...)
Trump speaks to children at Christmas Trump speaks to children at Christmas
- December 25, 2017

Instead of crushing the dreams of hundreds of little boys and girls, the operator assured them they would ensure Santa had a safe flight, and thus a new Christmas tradition was born. Despite the approaching holiday, the president has been on a Twitter kick for most of the weekend. The Commander in Chief sat down with the first lady to answer some phone calls. (more...)
North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'act of war' North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'act of war'
- December 25, 2017

The latest United Nations resolution limits 90% of petroleum exports to North Korea and demands that North Koreans working for Kim Jong Un's regime overseas return home. "Those countries that raised their hands in favour of this "sanctions resolution" shall be held completely responsible for all the consequences to be caused by the "resolution" and we will make sure for ever and ever that they pay heavy price for what they have done". (more...)
Hafiz Saeed Brazenly Opens Political Party Office in Lahore
- December 25, 2017

The Pakistan government has requested a court in Islamabad not to consider Saeed-backed MML's plea seeking its registration as a political party, saying the group would breed violence and extremism in politics. The interior ministry categorically made it clear that the state will not allow mainstreaming of jihad outfits. The JuD headquarters in Chauburji also falls in NA-120. (more...)
Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem
- December 25, 2017

The UN vote last week, in which a resounding majority of member states declared Trump's move to be null and void, constituted "a worldwide vote of no confidence" in the USA president, "from which Israel will suffer the next time it seeks to draft the global community to some joint effort against Iran or any other enemy", stated the analysis, published on the weekend. (more...)
Police Still Investigating Possible Terror Link to Melbourne Car Attack
- December 25, 2017

Eighteen victims were injured, three of them critically. Twelve were still in hospital this morning. Meanwhile, an 83-year-old and two South Korean nationals aged in their 60s who were injured when Noori allegedly drove a 4WD into crowds about 4.40pm on Thursday are fighting for their lives, The New Daily reports . (more...)
Saudi Arabia blocks Israel from taking part in chess championship Saudi Arabia blocks Israel from taking part in chess championship
- December 25, 2017

According to the official QNA news agency, Qatar Chess Federation's Secretary General Mohamed al-Modiahki also stressed that it "is a blatant injustice against our players and a violation of all global laws and sports". In a statement released on Sunday, Saudi Arabia's Center for International Communication said that over 180 chess players from around the world are expected to take part in the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2017. (more...)
Met √Čireann issues weather warning for four counties Met √Čireann issues weather warning for four counties
- December 25, 2017

Met Eireann said: "A wet start to Christmas Day, with heavy rain in most places". Take care out there. Spot flooding is likely, and road users have been urged to be cautious. "Rain in other areas will clear gradually eastwards during the afternoon, with scattered showers following, the clearance eventually reaching the east coast early this evening", according to Met Eireann. (more...)
Tracking snow for the holiday weekend Tracking snow for the holiday weekend
- December 25, 2017

Bitter cold air comes in to finish out 2017. A mostly cloudy sky overnight will transition to a partly cloudy sky for Christmas Eve. Spotty showers will be possible, mainly east and southeast of the Triangle. The Christmas Day forecast calls for sunny skies, but highs may not reach into the 40s all day, and winds as high as 20 miles per hour. Some models are hinting that we could see cooler weather heading into 2018. (more...)
Netanyahu, 'several countries' considering Jerusalem embassy Netanyahu, 'several countries' considering Jerusalem embassy
- December 25, 2017

The body voted 128 to 9 in favor of a resolution condemning Trump's action. "Let them vote against us". 21 nations, Georgia among them, chose not to take part in the vote. "People are exhausted of the United States - people that live here, our great citizens that love this country- they're exhausted of this country being taken advantage of and we're not going to be taken advantage of any longer", said Trump on Wednesday. (more...)
What will the weather be like on Christmas Day? What will the weather be like on Christmas Day?
- December 25, 2017

Today was expected to be mostly dry, cloudy and mild, with brighter spells in... 'The best of any sunshine in the northeast, but damp conditions in western areas with mist and drizzle. Light rain is likely through late Saturday morning. 'Spray and flooding on roads will probably make journey times longer. "Also, interruptions to power supplies and other services are possible". (more...)
Family of four displaced after Christmas Eve house fire Family of four displaced after Christmas Eve house fire
- December 25, 2017

Firefighters say she was hanging from the window and crews used a ladder to bring her down and one firefighter made a heroic grab to get her down. One woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The shelter will be opening at First Baptist Church on East Main Street in Spartanburg. An investigation determined the fire began in the garage after a small engine backfired, igniting nearby flammable liquids, he added. (more...)
North Korea says new sanctions imposed by United Nations are 'declaration of war' North Korea says new sanctions imposed by United Nations are 'declaration of war'
- December 25, 2017

Other aspects of the sanctions include all North Korean nationals working overseas having to return to the country within 24 months , and a ban on North Korean exports of goods such as machinery. The latest UNSC measures came in response to North Korea's latest launch of a long-range ballistic missile in November , capable of reaching any part of the American mainland. (more...)
UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm - Media Conference Call UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm - Media Conference Call
- December 25, 2017

It's just they didn't have any answer if she really was going to come back and if she did how long it would be". I didn't want it to just be based on just one fighter. After a long period of uncertainty, posturing and a near-miss at UFC 198, Cyborg inked a fight with ex-bantamweight champion Holly Holm . "I'm going for wanting to feel good". (more...)
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc (JAZZ) Position Upped by Westfield Capital Management Company Lp
- December 25, 2017

Cadian Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.96 billion market cap company. It also increased its holding in Sage Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SAGE) by 52,936 shares in the quarter, for a total of 107,561 shares, and has risen its stake in Zayo Group Hldgs Inc (NYSE:ZAYO). (more...)
'Vinta' leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in Mindanao 'Vinta' leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in Mindanao
- December 25, 2017

The storm left 21 dead and one missing in the lakeside province of Lanao del Sur, according to officials. Carmen Golez, a teacher at Lala National High School, the biggest secondary school in the Lanao del Norte province, said she was thankful the storm hit when it did. (more...)

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