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IS says it was behind Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing

IS says it was behind Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing On Wednesday evening, a homemade bomb placed in a locker at the supermarket in northwestern St Petersburg, Russia's second city and President Vladimir Putin's hometown, went off, sowing panic among customers and wounding 14 people including a pregnant woman. [Full Article...]

Gunman opens fire in Houston auto fix shop

Gunman opens fire in Houston auto fix shop Officers received a call minutes later about 'a shooting in progress, ' Executive Assistant Police Chief Troy Finner said in a news conference. In a media briefing Friday evening, officers said the gunman is a former employee and multiple people were inside the business at the time including additional employees and customers. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe Ex-military Leader Who Ousted Mugabe Becomes VP

Zimbabwe Ex-military Leader Who Ousted Mugabe Becomes VP Kembo Mohadi, a long serving minister, was installed as the second Vice President, the two to serve under former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa . Robert Mugabe will have three cars provided by the state. According to The Guardian , recent reports by local independent media stated that Mugabe was earlier granted a $10 million retirement bonus as part of sweetener to persuade him to step do... [Full Article...]

Bitter cold spurs postponement of 2 more polar bear plunges

Bitter cold spurs postponement of 2 more polar bear plunges The forecast calls for a high of around 20 degrees on Monday while water temperature likely will be in the mid-40s. 'Eighteen degrees is scary risky, and I will always err on the side of caution'. Weissen to do, ' the mayor and the city's commissioners said in a statement. The annual plunge is a free event, however participants are encouraged to pre-register online and make a $25 minimum donatio... [Full Article...]

South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North'

South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North' He responded to the report in a subsequent interview with the New York Times saying that he had been "too soft" with China, and that "If they don't help us with North Korea, then I do what I've always said I want to do". Even though the Sam Jong 2 was not among the four banned vessels, it appears on a list of six other ships suspected of transporting illicit cargo, along with the Lighthouse... [Full Article...]

State Dept. just released Huma Abedin emails seized on Anthony Weiner's laptop

State Dept. just released Huma Abedin emails seized on Anthony Weiner's laptop Documents included "call sheets" meant to guide Clinton through phone conversations with figures such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The email's subject line reads, "Egyptian MFA on Hammas-PLO talks", an apparent reference to the Palestinian Authority. Abedin was married to Weiner when the emails were ... [Full Article...]

Palestinian envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan, India fumes

Palestinian envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan, India fumes Commenting on the reports of Walid Ali, Ambassador to Pakistan, attending a rally organised by Hafiz Saeed , Ministry Of External Affairs (MEA) said, "We have seen reports in this regard". The agenda, according to the reports, was to put pressure on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to call an Islamic Summit Conference defending Jerusalem. [Full Article...]

Jobs And Workforce Increase In Metro Dalton

Jobs And Workforce Increase In Metro Dalton Nonfarm payroll employment increased in six states in November 2017, decreased in two states, and was essentially unchanged in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Douglas County's November jobless rate of 4.4 percent is just one-tenth of a percentage point shy of Georgia's 4.3 percent unemployment rate. The labor force, at 63,071, is up by 731 since November 2016. [Full Article...]

Democrat files arguments against tied vote in crucial race

Democrat files arguments against tied vote in crucial race While defending the propriety of the drawing that had been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Alcorn said, "Neutral election administrators should not be choosing election winners - or influencing the next speaker of the House". In court documents responding to Simonds' lawsuit, Yancey's lawyers also argued that the court's ruling should be maintained. Republicans have called on the State Board of... [Full Article...]

Triple talaq: Congress may seek amendment to bill in Rajya Sabha

Triple talaq: Congress may seek amendment to bill in Rajya Sabha In August, the Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional the controversial Islamic practice that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives by uttering the word talaq thrice. Imams and clerics chose the Friday sermons to attack the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday while Urdu press too has slammed it saying the bill will do more harm than... [Full Article...]

Dog found frozen to death in Ohio

Dog found frozen to death in Ohio He left them inside a few days earlier and didn't know how one dog got outside. "I wasn't staying there, but I was going back and forth and feeding them". Shelters, advocates, and even local authorities have put out repeated calls to keep pets warm. However, he mentioned the utilities to the house were shut off recently. [Full Article...]

Analyzing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Engagement Photos

Analyzing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Engagement Photos She described her father as the "glue of our family" who always had them. On Wednesday, Samantha Grant took to Twitter to defend Markle's "large family". "How fun it was", she said in another". The former Suits actress' mother, Doria Ragland , and father, Thomas Markle , divorced when she was six years old. [Full Article...]

Sub-Zero Wind Chills Wednesday

Sub-Zero Wind Chills Wednesday A wind chill advisory will be in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. Wednesday, meteorologists said. The overnight low will dip to minus 33 with a wind chill of minus 40. A partly cloudy sky for Thursday will see more clouds than sun by Friday . And there is no relief in the short-term making extra caution needed for any New Year's Eve celebrations. [Full Article...]

Cuomo pardons 18 facing deportation

Cuomo pardons 18 facing deportation Cuomo's speech next week will come on the first day of the new legislative session in Albany. President Donald Trump directed the agency to prioritize the deportation of undocumented immigrants with convictions on their records. Seymour James, attorney-in-chief of The Legal Aid Society, called Cuomo's immigrant pardons a "humanitarian measure". "This is the most partisan, divisive legislation ... [Full Article...]

Prominent Russian Blockchain Expert Kidnapped Days Before Hackers Targeted His Bitcoin Exchange

Prominent Russian Blockchain Expert Kidnapped Days Before Hackers Targeted His Bitcoin Exchange Lerner, 40, was reportedly dragged into a black Mercedes-Benz by men in balaclavas while leaving the Kiev offices of his company on December 26, according to local media reports . Since transactions on bitcoin's blockchain network are decentralized and anonymous, the cryptocurrency provides an attractive option for criminals looking to conduct business outside of the watchful eye of government of... [Full Article...]

South Korea Seizes Hong Kong Oil Tanker

South Korea Seizes Hong Kong Oil Tanker South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper this week quoted South Korean government sources as saying that U.S. spy satellites had detected Chinese ships transferring oil to North Korean vessels around 30 times since October. "We condemn these acts and hope that any UNSC members, including China, work more closely together to shut down smuggling activities", the official added, noting that the USA urg... [Full Article...]

Cumbria on alert as snow is predicted

Cumbria on alert as snow is predicted He added: "The heaviest snowfall is expected across parts of northern England where accumulations of 5cm to 10cm are likely, with up to 15cm possible over higher ground". Weather experts are warning of hard travelling conditions as part of West Sussex wakes up to snow on Wednesday morning. "Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers". [Full Article...]

Multiple people hurt after shooter opens fire at Long Beach business

Multiple people hurt after shooter opens fire at Long Beach business According to reports from the scene, at least one person died and "multiple" others were injured. A video shows people running from an unmarked two-storey building which houses several law firms, the report said. No details were immediately available, but the area was blocked off by police and fire crews. The shooting reportedly happened at a law firm. "Suspect is also believed to be decease... [Full Article...]

'Swatting' brings bad, predictable end as a streamer reportedly killed by police

A supervisor at the FBI office in Kansas City, Missouri, confirmed Friday that agents have been asked to join the investigation into the death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch . The person who was to be the target of the swatting sent a Tweet saying, "Someone tried to swat me and got an innocent man killed ". More than a dozen Twitter users associated with the gaming community told the local ... [Full Article...]

7-Year-Old Child Dies From Gunshot Wound In Greenville

7-Year-Old Child Dies From Gunshot Wound In Greenville McKinney police have arrested the woman believed to have shot and killed a 7-year-old boy in Greenville on Thursday evening. After being contacted by Greenville police about a capital murder warrant for Boroke Craig, McKinney Police says their officers located the suspect's vehicle leaving a Walgreens and initiated a stop. [Full Article...]


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