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Blast in Russia's Saint Petersburg injures four

Blast in Russia's Saint Petersburg injures four In a sign of the severity of the situation, the case was overseen by Russia's National Anti-Terror Committee even though authorities initially opened a probe into attempted murder. Local news sources said that officials are treating the explosion - equivalent to over 200g of TNT as deliberate. It is suspected that the device was placed in one of the store's storage units. [Full Article...]

ISIS Claims Blast at Afghan Intelligence Agency in Kabul

ISIS Claims Blast at Afghan Intelligence Agency in Kabul Local news agencies reported that many other civilians were injured at the blast site and around 17 media representatives were injured. "The United States stands firmly with the government and people of Afghanistan and will work closely with the National Unity Government to bring the perpetrators of this heinous attack to justice", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. [Full Article...]

Stunning satellite image shows lake effect snow over Great Lakes

Stunning satellite image shows lake effect snow over Great Lakes Heavy lake-effect snow will remain in place over the Great Lakes snowbelts, with some areas likely to see multiple feet of additional snowfall by the time this lake-effect snow factory shuts down Wednesday . The National Weather Service in Buffalo, New York, warned of "difficult to impossible" travel with multiple feet of snow accumulation accompanied by wind gusts to 50 miles per hour leading to... [Full Article...]

Black Lives Matter Activist Erica Garner In A Coma After Heart Attack

Black Lives Matter Activist Erica Garner In A Coma After Heart Attack Activist Erica Garner , daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner , was declared brain dead with no chance of recovery Thursday after suffering a massive heart attack over the holiday weekend. "Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much", it added. The daughter of Eric Garner suffered a heart attack after an asthma attack, Snipes-Garner told W... [Full Article...]

Trump Warns Against Illicit Chinese Oil Sales to North Korea

Trump Warns Against Illicit Chinese Oil Sales to North Korea The U.S. -drafted resolution also caps crude oil supplies to North Korea at 4 million barrels a year and commits the Council to further reductions if it were to conduct another nuclear test or launch another ICBM. North Korea was barred in September by the United Nations Security Council from importing natural gas and had its crude oil imports capped in response to Kim Jong Un's nuclear missile ... [Full Article...]

United States Embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey

United States Embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey Earlier on Thursday, the State Department released a statement that indicated visa services in Turkey had been fully restored. Turkey retaliated by halting visa services in the USA for Americans traveling to the country. "We find it wrong to misinform the Turkish and the American public by claiming that the USA received assurances from Turkey", the mission said. In November, Washington said it w... [Full Article...]

Moore again calls Alabama election 'fraudulent'

Moore again calls Alabama election 'fraudulent' Doug Jones will be sworn in as a U.S. Senator by Vice President Mike Pence when the Senate reconvenes in the new year. Jones said in a statement he was "looking forward to going to work for the people of Alabama in the new year". Alabama officials are scheduled to certify the results during a 1 p.m. meeting Thursday at the State Capitol. Early Wednesday morning, a complaint was filed on behal... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets about Vanity Fair's controversial Clinton video

Trump tweets about Vanity Fair's controversial Clinton video Vanity Fair magazine apologised after receiving blowback on social media for a satirical video suggesting New Year's resolutions to Hillary Clinton . "History will judge that campaign, and it's always a period of time before they do", he said. It was there that Carter dubbed Trump a "short-fingered vulgarian", an insult that has followed the president to this day. [Full Article...]

Malegaon Blast: Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Colonel Purohit Discharged - A Timeline Of Investigation

Malegaon Blast: Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Colonel Purohit Discharged - A Timeline Of Investigation The NIA had recommended dropping the charges against her. Apart from Sadhvi and Purohit, the other accused who received partial relief in the case are Ramesh Upadhyay, Sameer Kulkarni, and Sudhakar Dwivedi. However, in the Malegaon blast case, all accused are already out on bail and the NIA court said that all the previous bonds and sureties submitted by them will continue. [Full Article...]

Led coalition says fewer than 1000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, Syria

Led coalition says fewer than 1000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, Syria In eastern Syria, where the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces have captured Raqqa and pursued ISIS' remnants in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, the fight was not over, Gedney said. "Their task is to destabilize the situation". The U.S. said the military base is a temporary facility to train partner forces to fight ISIS, according to Reuters . [Full Article...]

RS logjam: Jaitley says Modi didn't question Dr Singh, Ansari's commitment…

RS logjam: Jaitley says Modi didn't question Dr Singh, Ansari's commitment… Speaking in the Rajya Sabha , "PM in his speeches didn't question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or Former VP Hamid Ansari ". Mr. Jaitely said that Mr. Modi did not make any disparaging remarks against the two leaders and any such perception is erroneous. "Perhaps the prime minister has now realised that he took the aid of Pakistan to ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May demands police leaks over Damian Green are `properly investigated´

Theresa May demands police leaks over Damian Green are `properly investigated´ Green, who voted to stay in the European Union, was appointed as first secretary of state just six months ago in a bid to shore up May's premiership in the wake of her disastrous bet on a June snap election which lost her party its majority in parliament. [Full Article...]

Should you be paying your 2018 property taxes today?

Should you be paying your 2018 property taxes today? The Hempstead tax office will have extended hours and also be open Saturday and Sunday for those trying to pay their taxes. Come back later for updates. Include the block and lot number and indicate it is for 2018 in the note section to avoid a refund for overpayment of taxes. There's a chance that, even in counties that allow prepayment, waiting in lines could be a wasted effort. [Full Article...]

4 teens charged with murder in Warren man's death

4 teens charged with murder in Warren man's death The prosecutor's office says it doesn't plan to try the 13, 14, and 15-year old suspects as adults. Sean Carter, 14; William Parker, 14; Pedro Salinas, 14 and Demetrius Wimberly, 14, originally faced felonious assault charges. Byrd died on Friday , prompting the prosecutor's office to amend the criminal complaint. They are being held without bail at a Toledo juvenile detention center. [Full Article...]

Odisha CM Naveen congratulates Jai Ram Thakur

Odisha CM Naveen congratulates Jai Ram Thakur As many as five out of twelve ministers in the Himachal Pradesh cabinet headed by Jai Ram Thakur have criminal records, while eight MLAs are "crorepati", says a report by the Himachal Pradesh Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms. [Full Article...]

Medical Evacuations Start in Syrian Rebel Enclave of Eastern Ghouta

Medical Evacuations Start in Syrian Rebel Enclave of Eastern Ghouta Medical evacuations are taking place from a rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. The U.N. has been negotiating for months with the Syrian government to obtain special "facilitation letters" that permit access to humanitarian aid workers and medical services. [Full Article...]

Four found dead in basement apartment in Troy, NY

Autopsies are being performed today, Tedesco said. DeWolf also did not reveal if any weapons were found at the scene and said the circumstances in which they were found dead appeared to be suspicious. "Unfortunately, it's awful, terrible, sad, especially at this time of the year that there's four deceased folks in there", he told the affiliate. State police were involved in the investigation alo... [Full Article...]

Hegde should apologise or be sacked: opposition parties

Hegde should apologise or be sacked: opposition parties Athawale praised the Prime Minister for honouring the memory of Ambedkar with a fitting memorial and said it was the Congress which had insulted Ambedkar. Raising the issue in the House which witnessed repeated adjournments, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge quoting Hegde said the minister compared those supporting secularism to "children of unknown parentage", besides denigrati... [Full Article...]

Hitting the road? Gas prices in Florida are going up

Hitting the road? Gas prices in Florida are going up Nationally, the price for a gallon of gas was higher than Florida and Georgia coming in at $2.44 per gallon on average across the country. AAA The Auto Club Group in a news release Wednesday said increasing oil prices caused gas in Florida to increase by 2 cents per gallon overnight bringing an end to a six-week run of declining prices at the pump. [Full Article...]

OFAC designates two more North Korean officials

OFAC designates two more North Korean officials On Friday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to add more sanctions on North Korea , its third round this year. Scheduled after North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground Sunday, the emergency session comes six days after the council strongly condemned Pyongyang's "outrageous" launch of a ballistic missile over Japan. [Full Article...]


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