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Four Britons feared dead in Sydney plane crash

Four Britons feared dead in Sydney plane crash Witness Myles Baptiste said he saw the plane flying towards him when it hit the water. "There appeared to be a silhouette or outline of a small aircraft but it appeared to be submerged in deep water", he said. The aircraft crashed into a river in Australia, police say, with the cause of the accident still under investigation. . The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has announced it will inv... [Full Article...]

Carlos Carvalhal asks Jordan Ayew to be a 'leader' for Swansea

Carlos Carvalhal asks Jordan Ayew to be a 'leader' for Swansea Ayew hopes the Hornets victory can provide the springboard to another strong second half of the season. "But with more time to train, we will be better". His ideas are clear and direct. "If we want to change something with his contract, if the player is doing very well, it is up to us", he told reporters. [Full Article...]

Manipur Guv lends voice to Modi's stand on triple talaq

Manipur Guv lends voice to Modi's stand on triple talaq The programme was organised by the women's wing of the personal law board at the Anjuman Islamia Hall. The lower house of parliament of India, the Lok Sabha [official website], on Thursday passed a bill [text, PDF] criminalizing the practice of triple talaq or "instant divorce" whereby a Muslim man could divorce his wife by merely uttering the word " talaq " three times at one go. [Full Article...]

Doug Jones responds to Roy Moore's challenge to delay certification

Doug Jones responds to Roy Moore's challenge to delay certification Jones won the special election by 1.5 percentage points, a margin too wide to trigger a recount, but Moore and his campaign are arguing Jones won thanks to voter fraud. "The election is over, it's time to move on", he added. After his appointment as USA attorney in Birmingham in 1997, Jones led a team of federal and state attorneys during trials that resulted in the convictions of Thomas Blanton... [Full Article...]

State Department posts emails from Clinton aide Huma Abedin

State Department posts emails from Clinton aide Huma Abedin Anthony Weiner , (D-N.Y.). Justice Department officials should launch a "serious investigation" of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private server and email address to conduct official USA business, according to Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton . [Full Article...]

PM Modi invites ideas for 'New India' from youth through 'mock parliament'

PM Modi invites ideas for 'New India' from youth through 'mock parliament' Keeping a focused approach to empower women in general and especially the Muslim women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said "single Muslim women" keen for going to Haj pilgrimage should be excluded from lottery system and given chance as "special category" case. [Full Article...]

Extreme cold alert extended for Toronto

Extreme cold alert extended for Toronto The weather agency says that an extreme cold warning is now in effect and that 2017 is "about to end on a very cold note". The warning covers the entire province with the exception of Miramichi, Bathurst, and the Acadian Peninsula. If you're going out for New Year's Eve, you could be ringing in 2018 with windchill values near minus 35. Wind chill values of minus 40 or colder are occurring this... [Full Article...]

Multiple deputies down in Colorado, shelter in place ordered for area residents

Multiple deputies down in Colorado, shelter in place ordered for area residents A sheriff's deputy was killed and four others were wounded Sunday in a shooting in suburban Denver that capped a year of deadly attacks in the United States. County officials were setting up an emergency shelter for those displaced by the incident, citing the "size and scope of the investigation". Procession for fallen deputy on I-25. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation caught smuggling MISSILE FUEL into North Korea

Russian Federation caught smuggling MISSILE FUEL into North Korea South Korea says it is inspecting a Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of evading worldwide sanctions by trading with North Korea. The ship can carry 5,100 tonnes of oil and has a crew mostly from China and Myanmar, Yonhap News Agency reported, adding that South Korea's intelligence and customs officials are conducting a joint probe into the vessel. [Full Article...]

OH minimum wage increases 15 cents on January 1

OH minimum wage increases 15 cents on January 1 Smaller firms will have to pay $10.50. Many minimum-wage workers in Southern California, including those in the city of Los Angeles, are already being paid more because of local wage ordinances. A provision in the ballot law that increased the minimum wage for approximately 24,000 tipped workers was repealed by the Legislature earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Three dead, including shooter, at Houston auto fix shop

Three dead, including shooter, at Houston auto fix shop Executive Assistant Police Chief Troy Finner confirmed officers received a call minutes later about "a shooting in progress". Officers said the suspect then walked out of the shop and turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, CBS affiliate KHOU reports . [Full Article...]

Hafiz Saeed's Rally Demonstrates Our Support To Palestinian Cause, Says Pakistan

Hafiz Saeed's Rally Demonstrates Our Support To Palestinian Cause, Says Pakistan Pakistan Foreign Office in statement said the country's unambiguous and steadfast support to the Palestinian cause was well known and several rallies had been held since the U.S. Acknowledging India's concerns, the Palestinian authorities said that "they will deal with this matter appropriately". Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan Ali reportedly attended the Difah-e-Pakistan Council rally organi... [Full Article...]

Israeli Air Force Hits HAMAS Positions in Response to Friday Rocket Fire

Israeli Air Force Hits HAMAS Positions in Response to Friday Rocket Fire Two of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, while the third struck near a building in a community in the area, causing damage. "The IDF holds Hamas accountable for the situation & its consequences", the IDF said on its Twitter account on Saturday. The mortar attack was the first such incident since December 18. [Full Article...]

Wind chill advisories continue; no warm up in sight

Wind chill advisories continue; no warm up in sight Another reinforcing blast of Arctic air next week! A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected. Today, snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Wind chills from -15 to -25. Wind will be about 5-10 miles per hour, enough to make it feel more like -10 to -20. High temperatures drop to the teens and single digits, with low temperatures well below zero! West northwest wind 6 to 11 miles... [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia

Nawaz Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif "will not be talking about national matters; they will be discussing issues being faced by the Muslim world and the region", he had said. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples Party have already assured PAT of bolstering its cause and both Imran Khan and Asif Zardari have visited the PAT secretariat in this regard. [Full Article...]

SC lottery winners find out their tickets were glitches

SC lottery winners find out their tickets were glitches Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game sales and validations will remain suspended until further notice, with a further announcement expected at the end of the week. With a top prize of $500, if the lottery commission pays out all $19.6 million, that would mean 39,200 winning tickets would have been issued. 'I just want my money, it's not much but I want it, ' she said. [Full Article...]

Tip-off by Australian diplomat helped FBI Russia probe, report says

Tip-off by Australian diplomat helped FBI Russia probe, report says News.com.au reported information shared by Australia has reportedly helped spark the FBI's probe into Russia's attempts to disrupt the election and possible collusion by Donald Trump's campaign, The New York Times reported Saturday. Trump, the White House and Trump campaign officials have downplayed Papadopoulos' role in the campaign, dismissing him as a "low-level volunteer" and just a "c... [Full Article...]

Weah set to become president of Liberia

Weah set to become president of Liberia Mr Weah supporters paraded through the streets of the capital Monrovia and honked vehicle horns to celebrate the news. Supporters of George Weah, former soccer player and presidential candidate of Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), celebrate after the announcement of the presidential election results in Monrovia, Liberia December 28, 2017. [Full Article...]

Former Soccer Star Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Runoff

Former Soccer Star Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Runoff Weah was declared the victor of Liberia's presidential election run-off on Friday, the country's elections commission confirmed. "Success for George Weah is victory for the whole country", a 47-year-old engineer named Randall Zarkpah said as he walked home with his young son through streets filled with the sounds of vehicle horns and loud cheers as dusk fell. [Full Article...]

Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27

Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27 She suffered a massive heart attack last week, suffering brain damage after slipping into a coma while the family continued to rally around her. "She stood up for justice for her father", the Rev. "She fought the good fight". "It's for my daughter; it's for the next generation of African Americans". I am petitioning God for her family, who have just experienced to such an extent. [Full Article...]


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