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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use
- December 04, 2018

Panelo also downplayed concerns that the President's marijuana remarks might cause harm to children who may be driven to think using cannabis is legal. "One joke does not make him a bad leader", he added. The tough-talking Duterte has made jokes on a variety of topics, including rape, making the country a province of China, and about the Catholic Church, among others. (more...)
IDF Operation on Lebanon Border Destroys Hezbollah Attack Tunnels IDF Operation on Lebanon Border Destroys Hezbollah Attack Tunnels
- December 04, 2018

But contradicting that, a senior Hezbollah source was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying that "Iranian and Hezbollah positions in Kiswah, southern Syria, were not exposed to any bombardment". Israel views the Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its vast weapons cache as a major threat. "Since 2006, we've been identifying Hezbollah's efforts to build defensive tunnels on its territory, activity it increased after the (Second Lebanon) war", the IDF Spokesman's Office said. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief Haspel to brief Senate on Khashoggi killing Central Intelligence Agency chief Haspel to brief Senate on Khashoggi killing
- December 04, 2018

US intelligence officials have concluded that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, must have at least known of the plot, but President Donald Trump has equivocated over who was to blame. Khashoggi, a former Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident, went missing October 2 following what was supposed to be a routine stop at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. (more...)
First Lady Melania Trump Reacts to White House Christmas Decoration Backlash First Lady Melania Trump Reacts to White House Christmas Decoration Backlash
- December 04, 2018

President Calvin Coolidge took part in the first ceremony in 1923 in front of 3,000 people. "The red Christmas trees ". Another tree that catches Trump's eyes is red-themed and features glass soccer balls and skateboards, ornaments displaying the first lady's anti-cyberbullying campaign slogan, " Be Best ", and for some reason, a wreath made of sharpened "Be Best" pencils. (more...)
Saudi crown prince visits Algiers without meeting president Saudi crown prince visits Algiers without meeting president
- December 04, 2018

During the visit , the Saudi crown prince met with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia to discuss bilateral relations, developments of the oil market, and global and regional issues of common interest including the situation in Palestine, Libya, Syria and Yemen . (more...)
George H.W. Bush's Final Flights On Air Force One George H.W. Bush's Final Flights On Air Force One
- December 04, 2018

President". Former President George H.W. Bush will be taken to Washington D.C. aboard Air Force One on Monday morning to lie in state at the US Capitol. Bush died at his Houston home Friday at age 94. King is referring to a 1992 town hall-style presidential debate involving then-President Bush, a young Arkansas governor named Bill Clinton and billionaire businessman Ross Perot. (more...)
We were not responsible for Global Citizen security, says stadium management We were not responsible for Global Citizen security, says stadium management
- December 04, 2018

The South African comedian Trevor Noah will co-host the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival with a string of worldwide bold type names ranging from Naomi Campbell, Dave Chappelle, Sir Bob Geldof , Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker, set to appear, and with Oprah Winfrey who will do a keynote address about Nelson Mandela and his legacy. (more...)
Trump seeks Pakistan’s support in peace talks with Afghan Taliban Trump seeks Pakistan’s support in peace talks with Afghan Taliban
- December 04, 2018

The 17-year Afghan war has intensified in recent months, with the Taliban inflicting heavy casualties on USA -backed Afghans security forces and bringing more territory under insurgent control. In a televised interview to selected journalists in the evening, Khan said his government would "try our best to make the Afghan Taliban sit together with the Americans so that negotiations can be carried forward", without giving further details. (more...)
Twisted Firestarters: Indian Woman Set Ablaze by Molesters, Police Apathetic Twisted Firestarters: Indian Woman Set Ablaze by Molesters, Police Apathetic
- December 03, 2018

The unidentified 22-year-old woman was in critical condition after the attack, during which she sustained serious burns to her body, the BBC reported. The woman arrived at her in-laws' house and shared the ordeal after which her family informed police about the incident. She escaped by biting their hands, then fleeing. (more...)
TRS, Congress busy in minority appeasement: Amit Shah TRS, Congress busy in minority appeasement: Amit Shah
- December 03, 2018

The Congress president will tour the state on December 4, during which he will address public meetings at Malakhera of Alwar district, Surajgarh of Jhunjhunu district and Salumber of Udaipur district, a Congress spokesperson said. He also said, "Due to fear of Owaisi, KCR government no longer celebrates Liberation Day on 17th September". KCR burdened the state with crores of rupees of election expenditure. (more...)
Child killed, 40 injured when football team’s bus crashes in Arkansas Child killed, 40 injured when football team’s bus crashes in Arkansas
- December 03, 2018

State police confirmed the bus was carrying a youth football team from Memphis. Children aged 7-12 were on the bus, it reported, along with four coaches. The injured were taken to hospitals in both Benton and Little Rock. Authorities did not immediately identify which school was involved. Arkansas State police said more information will be distributed as the story updates. (more...)
Mom and son scramble for safety as Alaska natural disaster rattles home Mom and son scramble for safety as Alaska natural disaster rattles home
- December 03, 2018

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful quake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that leads north out of Anchorage. Most of the damage was to highways north of Anchorage. The oil pipeline was shut down for hours Friday while crews were sent to inspect it for damage. (more...)
Man pleads guilty to planning to flip Trump's limo and kill him Man pleads guilty to planning to flip Trump's limo and kill him
- December 03, 2018

The newspaper said that he admitted his plans to kill the president to the U.S. Secret Service. Leingang's attempt was foiled when the forklift got stuck en route to the motorcade route, forcing him to lee on foot. He told U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland on Friday that he had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder, adding that he had taken medications intermittently for those disorders for thirty years. (more...)
Pensioner who feels 20 years younger can not change age, court rules Pensioner who feels 20 years younger can not change age, court rules
- December 03, 2018

He argued: "You can be born as a small girl and as handsome as you are you could say 'I feel like a man I want to have a dick". However, it looks as though the court didn't agree with his "age-fluid" state-of-mind. "There are other ways to raise the issue of age discrimination than changing the birth date". In November, Ratelband went public with his suit over his attempt to change his age. (more...)
Pentagon Names Fourth Service Member Killed in Afghanistan Blast Pentagon Names Fourth Service Member Killed in Afghanistan Blast
- December 03, 2018

Jason Mitchell McClary, 24, died December 2 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained by an improvised explosive device in Andar District, Ghazni Province, according to a December 3 Pentagon press release. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ross and Emond were both Green Berets assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The service members were all riding in a heavily armored Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle when the roadside bomb exploded. (more...)
Andalusia election: Far-Right wins 12 seats in regions vote Andalusia election: Far-Right wins 12 seats in regions vote
- December 03, 2018

The surprising win - the most favorable polls ahead of the election predicted Vox would win about five seats - also launched the party's strategy to make a dent in national politics and the European elections next year. All eyes will now be on Vox, which could try to use Andalusia as a springboard in next year's elections. Votes were widely distributed and it was arithmetically possible that the conservative PP and Ciudadanos could form a majority coalition with Vox's backing. (more...)
Soros-founded Budapest university 'forced to move to Vienna'
- December 03, 2018

Central European University - run by former Canadian Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff - has confirmed it will move its USA -accredited degree programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna as of September 2019 after Hungary's government refused to sign an agreement allowing it to stay. (more...)
Attenborough to take Attenborough to take "People's Seat" at climate change conference
- December 03, 2018

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the COP24 United Nations climate conference, in Katowice , Poland , Attenborough called climate change "our greatest threat in thousands of years". The conference is expected to finalise the rule book in the implementation of the Paris agreement on climate change reached in December 2015 in France. (more...)
George H.W. Bush George H.W. Bush
- December 03, 2018

Camera IconThis file photo provided by Office of George H.W. Bush shows a photo of former President George H.W. Bush that was tweeted on Friday, June 1, 2018, from his hospital bed while reading a book about himself and his late wife in Biddeford, Maine. (more...)
Trump says Cohen deserves prison time for ‘unrelated’ crimes Trump says Cohen deserves prison time for ‘unrelated’ crimes
- December 03, 2018

In the tweet , Trump asked why Cohen was allowed to get away with " terrible " things " having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc ." - a reference to Cohen's legal trouble around a tax evasion case involving a NY taxi business - without serving a prison sentence. (more...)
UAE Passport Becomes Strongest Passport in World UAE Passport Becomes Strongest Passport in World
- December 03, 2018

The United Arab Emirates has emerged as the country with the most powerful passport, overtaking Singapore and Germany . The ranking is based on freedom of movement and visa-free travel to passport holders. Rounding off the top five is the Czech Republic and Hungarian passports, which give visa-free travel to 163 countries. In sixth place on 162 countries are Malta, Iceland and New Zealand while on 161 countries in seventh place are Australia (unmoved), Malaysia, Slovenia, Poland, ... (more...)
Mom charged after boy, 5, found drowned, beheaded Mom charged after boy, 5, found drowned, beheaded
- December 03, 2018

The boy's father later told cops he came home from work and Liu told him she sent their son away. The boy's father discovered the child's body in a trash can in their garage, the Houston Chronicle reported . She has been charged with capital murder. Authorities haven't released a possible motive in the killing of the boy. His name wasn't immediately released. (more...)
Sully the dog will accompany George H. W. Bush's casket to Washington Sully the dog will accompany George H. W. Bush's casket to Washington
- December 03, 2018

Colin Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during that war, said he was confident in Bush's leadership because, as a World War II veteran, "He knew what combat was all about". There would be no bouncing back this time. "By the time he got back here to Houston from his summer in Kennebunkport, I think he was pretty much ready to go. (more...)
Sri Lanka court restrains Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as prime minister Sri Lanka court restrains Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as prime minister
- December 03, 2018

A Sri Lanka court on Monday suspended Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as prime minister and ruled that his cabinet could not function until its legitimacy was established. For the first time in weeks, ousted Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his successor Rajapaksa had a cordial meeting in the Parliament library. Wickremesinghe, with the support from the main Tamil party, claims to have the support of more than 113 legislators, required for simple majority. (more...)
Voice370 hands over debris believed to be from MH370 to Loke Voice370 hands over debris believed to be from MH370 to Loke
- December 03, 2018

His daughter Grace told reporters the items were found between December 2016 and August 2018, adding that "this. offers a fresh ray of hope to all the relatives". "The debris continue to wash up on shore". Why should we turn a blind eye towards evidence that washes up ashore. She also said many private companies are willing to help find the jet on a "no cure, no fee" basis. (more...)

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