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Occasion over for Pakistan for now as United States suspends $1.2 billion help

Occasion over for Pakistan for now as United States suspends $1.2 billion help Meanwhile, Department of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Col. Mike Andrews told PTI that National Defense Authorization Act 2017 provides up to $900 million for Pakistan in the CSF. Khan said that the U.S. was busy playing the blame game against Pakistan. "They may say it's a surprise, but what is no surprise is that the President has expressed his concerns, Secretary Tillerson has expressed his conc... [Full Article...]

Australia records third hottest year in 2017

Australia records third hottest year in 2017 Australia has experienced the first back-to-back coral bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef after sweating through the third-warmest year on record. Only one year, 2011, had cooler than average temperatures. Notching their hottest annual readings are New South Wales and Queensland. Meanwhile, oceans around Australia recorded temperatures "well above average" for the year. [Full Article...]

Singapore passport ranked 2nd most powerful in Henley Index, Germany top

Singapore passport ranked 2nd most powerful in Henley Index, Germany top It shares the same position as Croatia. The biggest movers on this year's index were Georgia and Ukraine, having completed the visa-liberalization process with the European Union in 2017, gaining access to an additional 30 and 32 new countries, respectively. [Full Article...]

Snow, avalanche risks strand 13000 tourists in Switzerland

Snow, avalanche risks strand 13000 tourists in Switzerland More than 13,000 visitors have been stranded in the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt for the second day running after heavy snowfall. Authorities deployed helicopters to ferry some tourists out. Romy Biner, head of Zermatt town council, told SRF the airlift was for guests who urgently needed to leave and to bring in supplies. The decision to cut off access to the resort was made after the Swiss Fed... [Full Article...]

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes Caribbean

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes Caribbean There is no threat to USA mainland. No tsunami warning was immediately issued. According to AccuWeather's Twitter account, "hazardous" tsunami waves were likely to hit anything withing 1,000-kilometres from the epicentre. [Full Article...]

Anti-semitism fears rise after suspected kosher market arson attack

Anti-semitism fears rise after suspected kosher market arson attack The "Promo & Destock" store was completely destroyed, its interior gutted. A source close to the police probe said it was "too soon to discuss motives" though Beccuau said investigators do not believe the fire was an accident. The northern Paris suburb of Sarcelles, nicknamed "Little Jerusalem" due to its large Jewish population, was rocked by anti-Jewish violence during the 2014 war in Gaza. [Full Article...]

Husband Arrested For Murder Of Radio Host Wife

Husband Arrested For Murder Of Radio Host Wife Ferdinand Augello, 61, of Petersburg, was charged with the first degree murder of April Kauffman, conspiracy to commit murder of James Kauffman, first degree leader of racketeering, and first degree racketeering. On the day of April's murder, it is believed that Francis Mullholland received a ride to the Kauffman residence in the early morning hours of May 10, 2012. [Full Article...]

Yogi and Siddaramaiah spar on Twitter

Yogi and Siddaramaiah spar on Twitter Many among Hindus consume beef. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which came to power in the state for the first time in 2008, lost to the Congress in 2013 following a split in its state unit and five years of "misrule" with three Chief Ministers. [Full Article...]

CPJ announces Press Oppressors awards after Trump's fake news awards

CPJ announces Press Oppressors awards after Trump's fake news awards The US president's response to criticism in the media has been frequent, ranging from issuing threats to sue outlets or having their broadcast licenses revoked, to making suggestions that US libel laws be changed to make it easier to go after news organisations. [Full Article...]

Judges order overhaul of North Carolina GOP's illegal partisan congressional districts

Judges order overhaul of North Carolina GOP's illegal partisan congressional districts North Carolina must draw a new map by January 24, the judges said , warning that the court would appoint an expert to draw a new districting map for the 2018 elections if the state could not. "It's long past time for the legislature to produce fair maps that represent the diverse communities of North Carolina". North Carolina voting has been almost split along partisan lines in recent statewide... [Full Article...]

State capture inquiry: Zuma 'mindful' of Madonsela's concerns over resources

State capture inquiry: Zuma 'mindful' of Madonsela's concerns over resources Supporters of Zuma and the Guptas have long argued that so-called white monopoly capital was the original perpetrator of state capture. South Africa's public protector called on Mr Zuma to establish the judicial commission of inquiry in November 2016, in order to investigate allegations that the Gupta business family had exploited ties with the president to influence government business, includi... [Full Article...]

Fire at Trump Tower in NY

Fire at Trump Tower in NY The small fire was extinguished and there were no injuries reported , NBC News and CBS News said . "So we had flames coming out of those vents - again no fire inside the building". "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" The fire looked to be contained to a small penthouse on one of the upper floors. [Full Article...]

Willie Nelson Cuts Show Short, Cancels Upcoming Dates, After Suffering Breathing Difficulties

Willie Nelson Cuts Show Short, Cancels Upcoming Dates, After Suffering Breathing Difficulties Fans who bought their tickets through Ticketmaster for his Saturday concert at Harrah's will receive automatic refunds, according to an email from the ticketing agency. He had been scheduled to play gigs in Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada this week, but all the shows have now been cancelled. Nelson's breathing issues have sidelined him on various occasions in the past. [Full Article...]

100-Year-Old Vikings Fan Gets Personal Team Invite To Attend Playoffs

100-Year-Old Vikings Fan Gets Personal Team Invite To Attend Playoffs Millie's granddaughter, Ashley Wall, captured the surprise on video as Millie read aloud a letter from the team, which was shared on social media by the Vikings. These tickets are typically sold online or offered by ticket sellers near U.S. Bank Stadium on game days. The Vikings, a second-seed in the NFC playoffs, will be playing against the New Orleans Saints . [Full Article...]

People like Oprah but aren't sure about her running for president

People like Oprah but aren't sure about her running for president Winfrey has deflected questions about a presidential run in the past, but she has also acknowledged that President Trump's election upended assumptions about how to pursue political office. "I don't think at this point she's actually considering it". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Winfrey, like Trump, lacks any kind of governing experience. [Full Article...]

Alabama Player Denies Yelling Obscenity About President Trump

Alabama Player Denies Yelling Obscenity About President Trump Trump sang a few words as he stood with his hand over his heart and an American flag pin on his lapel. Tens of thousands of fans at a college championship game in Atlanta between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama booed and cheered has he took to the field for the national anthem. [Full Article...]

Saudi arrests 11 princes over economic protest

Saudi arrests 11 princes over economic protest Some observers estimate that around 15,000 princes and princesses live in the oil-rich state. They were also demanding compensation for a death sentence issued against a cousin, Sabq.org said, without naming him. Under Friday's royal decree, troops serving at the border with Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is allied with the government in a war against Shiite rebels, will receive a bonus of 5,000 riya... [Full Article...]

Warrants issued for California man following bogus armed-hostage situation in Calgary

Warrants issued for California man following bogus armed-hostage situation in Calgary Officials say the man led police to believe the incident was occurring in Calgary on 17B Street S.W. Responding police began evacuating nearby units. As police tried to confirm the information reported in the call, a woman who lived at the reported address called 911 saying she believed she was the victim of a swatting call. [Full Article...]

Author of Trump book contradicts president, says he interviewed him

Author of Trump book contradicts president, says he interviewed him The book alleges that Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner both have designs on succeeding Trump as the next United States president. Instead, it began sales early. He won two prestigious National Magazine Awards in 2002 and 2004 for his coverage of the Iraq War, with the writer examining the sources citizens got their news from on the American invasion. [Full Article...]

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Police officers gathered on the steps behind the mayor as he read the proclamation. This is the second year they've delivered chili, she said, noting that they leave the slow-cookers at the departments and then occasionally fill them with new dishes for officers throughout the year. [Full Article...]


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