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Environment Canada predicts white Christmas, issues special weather statement

Environment Canada predicts white Christmas, issues special weather statement Snowfall amounts will diminish gradually as the system moves south. Cold brisk winds on Christmas Day will likely create some local blowing snow as well. Current indications are that central and eastern areas of the province will receive less than 15 centimetres. This intense low will produce large waves and storm surge, which will give higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf for... [Full Article...]

North Korea rejects United Nations sanctions

North Korea rejects United Nations sanctions The U.S. -penned sanctions include a tighter cap beginning in January on diesel, kerosene and other refined petroleum product exports to North Korea , lowering the limit to 500,000 barrels a year from 2 million barrels, and the repatriation of North Koreans working overseas within two years. [Full Article...]

TTV Dhinakaran surges ahead, AIADMK, DMK continue to trail

TTV Dhinakaran surges ahead, AIADMK, DMK continue to trail His triumph will be made especially sweet by the knowledge that in recent months, he and his supporters suffered serious reverses - including his arrest in a bribery case and the loss of the AIADMK's two-leaves symbol. Meanwhile, Dhinakaran's supporters have already begun celebrating and distributing candies. But Dhinakaran will now try to win back the iconic 'Rettai Ilai, ' and is likely to w... [Full Article...]

Peru's president pardons ex-leader Fujimori

Peru's president pardons ex-leader Fujimori The dissident faction was led by Fujimori's youngest son, Kenji, who has challenged his sister Keiko's leadership of their father's following and who could receive a boost if the once-popular patriarch is released from prison. The Brazilian firm admitted in a 2016 U.S. Justice Department agreement to paying almost $800 million in kickbacks to politicians, their campaigns and political parties to s... [Full Article...]

Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM

Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM Within seven months of his leadership, BJP came back to power with an emphatic win in the 2007 assembly polls. Today while addressing a press conference, Thakur thanked his party's leaders after accepting his new position. He had won his first assembly election in 1998 from Mandi. Had Union health minister JP Nadda been party's choice, there was a possibility of Dhumal's MP son Anurag Thakur bei... [Full Article...]

Less than half of Americans support Trump's Jerusalem recognition

Less than half of Americans support Trump's Jerusalem recognition On Thursday, 128 countries defied Trump by backing a non-binding UN General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem. Morales's position has become fragile in recent months because of allegations of corruption against him being investigated by a special UN-backed body working with Guatemalan prosecutors. [Full Article...]

Greece and Cyprus back United Nations condemnation of Trump's decision on Jerusalem

Greece and Cyprus back United Nations condemnation of Trump's decision on Jerusalem Some 128 countries voted for the U.N. resolution, while nine voted "no", and 35 nations abstained. Israel joined the U.S.in voting "no". He later added: "And by the way, there is no diplomat in Nikki Haley ". Among the principal takeaways from the General Assembly's action is that an global sense of justice and fairness matters. The results of the resolution appear to be an outright victory f... [Full Article...]

Proposed triple talaq bill will empower Muslim women

Proposed triple talaq bill will empower Muslim women The chairman of the board, Maulana Rabe Hasani Nadwi, will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withhold or withdraw the proposed Bill that criminalises the practice of instant divorce, an official spokesperson of the Muslim body said. [Full Article...]

Deputy FBI Director Testifies

Deputy FBI Director Testifies On Thursday, McCabe sat down for a transcribed interview with two House committees investigating the bureau's handling of the Clinton email investigation previous year. But McCabe is a civil service employee who can not be fired without clear evidence of wrongdoing. Trump tweeted this month that the FBI's reputation "is in Tatters". [Full Article...]

California's Thomas wildfire now largest in state history

California's Thomas wildfire now largest in state history Two were in the 1970s and the earliest was in 1932 - the Matilija fire which, like the Thomas fire, burned through Ventura County. However, firefighters appear to be getting a handle on the blaze, securing established containment lines adjacent to communities and other infrastructure while monitoring for flareups and new fires. [Full Article...]

Reported SpaceX rocket seen over Arizona sky

Reported SpaceX rocket seen over Arizona sky KTLA began receiving numerous phone calls shortly after 5:30 p.m., when a brilliant but slow-moving light - somewhat resembling a jellyfish-like creature - appeared in the night sky. The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing streak that was widely seen throughout Southern California and as far away as Phoenix. The company designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraf... [Full Article...]

Bomb squad investigating after shooting incidents in Harrisburg

Bomb squad investigating after shooting incidents in Harrisburg Authorities say 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty fired at a Capitol police officer around 4 p.m. Friday and then at a Pennsylvania state trooper a short while later. Marsico said that El-Mofty had recently returned to the US from a trip to the Middle East. "That's not his behavior at all", said Soweilam, co-owner of a Halal store in Camp Hill. [Full Article...]

Philadelphia orchestra removes Dutoit's title

Philadelphia orchestra removes Dutoit's title Globetrotting conductor Charles Dutoit is being accused of sexual misconduct in numerous cities and locations-by several alleged victims including women in Chicago. The AP said it corroborated the alleged assaults, which happened in various cities across the USA, with colleagues of the accusers. The reaction has been swift in the classical music world following the graphic sexual assault accusat... [Full Article...]

WH Denies NYT Report Claiming Trump Said Haitian Immigrants 'All Have AIDS'

WH Denies NYT Report Claiming Trump Said Haitian Immigrants 'All Have AIDS' They all have AIDS. The 40,000 who came from Nigeria, Trump said, would never "go back to their huts" after seeing the United States. The White House has vehemently denied that Trump used the words "AIDS" and "huts" in his remarks, though they did not refute The Times' overall characterization of the meeting. [Full Article...]

Pro-Trump singer accuses Lewandowski of slapping her butt at a party

Pro-Trump singer accuses Lewandowski of slapping her butt at a party Singer Joy Villa-who gained widespread attention for her pro-Trump dress at the Grammy's-has accused Cory Lewandowski, President Trump's former campaign manager, of sexual misconduct. The friend said he wished to remain anonymous, in part because of Lewandowski's continued influence in Trump circles. Politico said that Lewandowski did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Friday. [Full Article...]

Fire hits London Zoo cafe; 1 aardvark missing

Fire hits London Zoo cafe; 1 aardvark missing Ten-year-old Misha the aardvark, one of the zoo's best-loved animals, perished in the fire and four of the meerkats were unaccounted for and are also presumed to have died. "We are all naturally devastated by this, but are immensely grateful to the fire brigade, who reacted quickly to the situation to bring the fire under control". [Full Article...]

Indian army Major among 4 soldiers killed as Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire

Indian army Major among 4 soldiers killed as Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire Firing across the Line of Control has killed and wounded dozens of soldiers and civilians on both sides in recent years. Lance Naik Gurmail, 34, belonged to District Amritsar in Punjab and is survived by his wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter while sepoy Pargat, 30, belonged to District Karnal, Haryana and is survived by his wife and a son, the spokesperson added. [Full Article...]

Trump Is Now Building A Wall Around His Irish Golf Course

Trump Is Now Building A Wall Around His Irish Golf Course The original application for the wall was widely mocked as it mentioned climate change and rising sea levels as a reason why the wall was neeeded. The resort sea walls approved by the local council in Clare consist of two lower, hidden sea walls; one will be 2,000 feet long and the other 840 feet long. [Full Article...]

7-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed by Deputies After Manhunt for Felon

7-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed by Deputies After Manhunt for Felon In a Friday afternoon press conference, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said that Jones entered the home where a man, a young girl and Kameron Prescott, the boy killed in the shootout, were inside, and threatened to steal their vehicle. [Full Article...]

Catalan crisis: Separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

Catalan crisis: Separatists win absolute parliamentary majority The real loser in this latest Catalonian election was a man who wasn't even standing, the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy . During a closing campaign event on Tuesday, the prime minister told Popular Party supporters in Barcelona: "We have sacked the (Catalan) government because it was seated on a cascade of illegalities". [Full Article...]


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