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Virginia man arrested in ISIS investigation, FBI says

Virginia man arrested in ISIS investigation, FBI says Agents yelled at Duncan to stop, but before he did he threw a plastic bag over their heads. He will make his initial appearance in court on Tuesday following an arrest on the 46900 block of Courtyard Square that involved his alleged destruction of a computer thumb drive that authorities suspect may have contained evidence of criminal activity. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer ends memorable 2017 with win at Hopman Cup

Roger Federer ends memorable 2017 with win at Hopman Cup I think it was a great start.' He turned 36 in August. While a number of his main rivals, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and Milos Raonic, have battled fitness issues this year, Federer said his body was in ideal shape heading into 2018. [Full Article...]

White House Refutes Media Reports of Pence Visit Postponement to Middle East

White House Refutes Media Reports of Pence Visit Postponement to Middle East The US media picked up on the story. At the time, the White House said Pence would instead visit Israel during the week of January 14. In response, the vice president's press secretary stated: "This report is false". However, it was moved to January 14 due to the Senate tax vote. It is not clear when it might be possible for him to hold talks with Pence in Jerusalem. [Full Article...]

Former Ukip councillor charged with murder of wife in Stowmarket

Former Ukip councillor charged with murder of wife in Stowmarket It is understood Mr and Mrs Searle had been married for more than 30 years and have three sons and several grandchildren. He was elected as a UKIP county councillor for the Stowmarket South division on Suffolk County Council in 2013 but lost his seat earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Freezing temps forecast for new year

Freezing temps forecast for new year A wind chill advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. The low was minus 3 degrees on Snake Mountain this morning with Beech Mountain coming in at minus 2. Sunday, it will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 5, the weather service said, and a wind chill value of between minus 10 and minus 16. To keep track of the current temperatures and wind chil... [Full Article...]

Nine people reported killed in clashes as protests continue across Iran

Nine people reported killed in clashes as protests continue across Iran The protests began Thursday in Mashhad over Iran's weak economy and a jump in food prices and have expanded to several cities, with some protesters chanting against the government and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. US President Donald Trump , who has been tweeting in support of the protesters, continued into the New Year, describing Iran as 'failing at every level despite the bad d... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un Wants to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Olympics

Kim Jong-un Wants to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Olympics Whether or not Kim Jong-un has a physical button to authorize launch or not, it remains the case that North Korea's nuclear weapons continue to see highly centralized and assertive command and control. Dressed in a western-style grey suit and tie, Kim added, however, that the North's nuclear arsenal played a purely deterrent role. "The United States can never start a war against me and our cou... [Full Article...]

Rail fares five times higher than in Europe

Rail fares five times higher than in Europe The Department for Transport says price rises are capped in line with inflation. The Government uses the previous July's Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation to determine increases in regulated fares - 3.6% in 2017. Bruce Williamson, of campaign group Railfuture, warned that "people are being priced out of getting to work". "That doesn't seem fair to us". "As we enter the 25th year... [Full Article...]

In Rajya Sabha, MPs demand triple talaq bill sent to Select Committee

In Rajya Sabha, MPs demand triple talaq bill sent to Select Committee Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi attacked the Congress on Tuesday for what he said a "confused" stand on the triple talaq bill , asking the opposition party why it was sad at a time when the Muslim women were happy. "This bill, I believe, will be passed in the Rajya Sabha", he said. Meanwhile, Muslim women's rights group Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), which was a petitioner in the Su... [Full Article...]

UK CEO's family named in seaplane tragedy

UK CEO's family named in seaplane tragedy Gareth Morgan, their Australian pilot, was the sixth person to die in the crash - with officials describing the Sydney Seaplanes employee as "experienced". "Richard was known and respected for his great humanity and a no-nonsense style that transformed Compass into one of Britain's leading companies". His planned successor as chief executive, Dominic Blakemore, the company's chief operating offi... [Full Article...]

80mph winds forecast to lash parts of Britain

80mph winds forecast to lash parts of Britain Strong to gale force and blustery southwest winds will develop later this afternoon over Munster and Leinster, veering westerly this evening, associated with Storm Eleanor, giving some damaging gusts and also high seas on Atlantic coasts. 'The gales, combined with locally thundery downpours, may make driving hard and cause some disruption'. The forecasts came after Storm Dylan lashed parts of ... [Full Article...]

Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Alabama dominates No

Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Alabama dominates No However, the teams have an interesting coaching connection, and not just in Dabo Swinney, current Clemson head coach and former Alabama football player. More: Dreamy CFP title game? Oklahoma is the only other program with multiple appearances, with the Sooners participating in their second playoff this afternoon with their semifinal showdown against Georgia in the Rose Bowl . [Full Article...]

Thousands still without power across Fraser Valley on icy New Year's Eve

Thousands still without power across Fraser Valley on icy New Year's Eve The company says all substations have been energized, which will help crews better determine how to restore electricity to customers who are still without power. The Canadian weather agency says temperatures are expected to remain at the freezing mark before temperatures begin to rise Wednesday. While some are showing their appreciation for crews working around the clock to restore power, many a... [Full Article...]

Today Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Reported Decrease in Shorted Shares

Checchi Capital Advisers Llc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $442.43B market cap company. Autus Asset Management Llc, which manages about $447.84M and $520.39 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCIT) by 6,161 shares to 196,500 shares, valued at $17.29M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. [Full Article...]

Bitcoin Executive Released After Mysterious Cryptocurrency Kidnapping in Ukraine

Bitcoin Executive Released After Mysterious Cryptocurrency Kidnapping in Ukraine On December 26, Pavel Lerner, 40, was wrapping up work at his office in Kiev, Ukraine, where he works as the lead analyst of UK-based cryptocurrency exchange EXMO. The abduction is under investigation by security authorities in the country, Exmo said. But a recent spike in bitcoin's value has made it an increasingly attractive target for thieves both off and online. [Full Article...]

Perils overseas, full plate at home, as Trump opens 2nd year

Perils overseas, full plate at home, as Trump opens 2nd year Mr Trump has been vocal on Twitter about the protests in Iran since they erupted last week. The animatronic robot made headlines late a year ago for. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!" The protests began last Thursday over corruption and economic issues and have since spread. [Full Article...]

7 people hurt in traffic crash in Richmond District

7 people hurt in traffic crash in Richmond District The crash was first reported around 3:30 p.m.at Geary Boulevard and 21st Avenue. San Francisco police say the truck driver ran a red light at 21st and Geary, lost control, hitting the two pedestrians, a parked vehicle, then a Mazda with a family inside. [Full Article...]

Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's charity outfits JuD, FIF from collecting donations

Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's charity outfits JuD, FIF from collecting donations Marked "secret", a document from the finance ministry directed law enforcement and governments in Pakistan's five provinces to submit an action plan by December 28 for a "takeover" of Saeed's two charities, Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), claims the Reuters report. [Full Article...]

New Year's revellers build sandcastle in Coromandel estuary to avoid liquor ban

New Year's revellers build sandcastle in Coromandel estuary to avoid liquor ban When the tide came back in, they cracked open some beers and enjoyed the fireworks free and clear of the edict restricting their fellow Kiwis. Images of the group's apparent efforts to defy the rules appeared on a private Facebook group called, Tairua ChitChat!. [Full Article...]

North Korea: Won't Give Up Nuclear Agenda Unless US Stops 'Blackmail'

North Korea: Won't Give Up Nuclear Agenda Unless US Stops 'Blackmail' The new plan is part of a wider organizational restructuring aimed at better responding to cross-border provocations and was approved at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. "What strikes me about this is the emphasis on deterrence and even inter-Korean military talks or cooperation", Delury told CNN. The North often lashes out at the annual military drills between the United St... [Full Article...]


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