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Tillerson urges China to curb oil supply to N Tillerson urges China to curb oil supply to N
- December 02, 2017

China is North Korea's most important trading partner and Pyongyang is thought to rely on China for much of its oil supplies. Beijing wants the two "belligerents" to calm down and is vexed that a golden opportunity to encourage Pyongyang into talks was "casually wasted" by the Trump administration, the paper said. (more...)
Israeli warplanes launch airstrike near Damascus, Syria Israeli warplanes launch airstrike near Damascus, Syria
- December 02, 2017

This follows a row of seemingly random attacks on Syria by the hostile Israeli Defense Forces, which often target positions near the Golan Heights but have since expanded their operating territory to attack more high-value targets. The alleged Israeli attack came three weeks after the BBC reported that Iran was building a permanent military base in Syria just south of Damascus. (more...)
Instant triple talaq illegal; 3-year jail term for husband Instant triple talaq illegal; 3-year jail term for husband
- December 02, 2017

Earlier Government had constituted a Committee to deliberate on the issue of Triple Talaq and sought opinion of states to draft Bill for the goal. The 1986 Act had largely dealt with the issue of providing maintenance to the Muslim woman who has been divorced through Talaq-ul-Biddat and had not gone into other equally important issues such as provision for a "subsistence allowance" for her children or her custodial rights of minor children. (more...)
Kolkata school teacher justifies sexual assault on child Kolkata school teacher justifies sexual assault on child
- December 02, 2017

The girl's medical tests were finally completed at SSKM Hospital on Friday and she returned home around 4 pm. She added that the victim's parents have not formally complained to the school. Parents kept teachers confined to the campus till late on Friday and demanded the principal's resignation and arrest. The student was allegedly abused inside a toilet during school hours. (more...)
AFP slams Marco Rubio-backed amendment to GOP tax bill AFP slams Marco Rubio-backed amendment to GOP tax bill
- December 02, 2017

A GOP amendment to the Republican bill to overhaul the USA tax code that would raise the corporate rate to offset an enhanced child tax credit could put that to the test. The child tax credit is near and dear to the hearts of certain family-oriented conservatives ( including yours truly ). "The question becomes, for a middle class family, because obviously the EITC is not widely available to everybody, it's only for the poorest workers". (more...)
Saudis report vast arms seizures on Yemen border Saudis report vast arms seizures on Yemen border
- December 02, 2017

The violence threatens an alliance that has held the capital and much of the north of Yemen in defiance of the Saudi-backed government for more than three years. "We hold Ansarullah fully responsible". The rebels' interior ministry blamed Saleh's forces for the clashes in a statement released late Wednesday. (more...)
Nikola Jokic to miss several games Nikola Jokic to miss several games
- December 02, 2017

Following Saturday's matchup against the Lakers, the Nuggets hit the road for games at Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, Indiana, Detroit and Boston. Jokic hurt the ankle in the first half of Denver's 111-110 win over Chicago. The Nuggets (12-9) could be without their entire starting frontcourt against the Lakers. Mason Plumlee, Kenneth Faried, Trey Lyles and Juancho Hernangomez will take on more minutes while the others get more shots. (more...)
Active Volume Stock: Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM)
- December 02, 2017

OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 2,136 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 246 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning reported 554 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management holds 0.01% or 23,567 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 415,621 shares. 20,000 shares were bought by COVIELLO PHILIP E JR , worth $347,430 on Monday, June 5. (more...)
Blue Jays acquire former All-Star Diaz from Cardinals Blue Jays acquire former All-Star Diaz from Cardinals
- December 02, 2017

Woodman, Toronto's second pick in the 2016 draft out of Ole Miss. Diaz was sent down to the Cardinals AAA affiliate in Memphis in June when DeJong began to grab permanent hold of the team's shortstop position. Woodman, a native of Orlando, Fla., was previously drafted by the New York Mets in the 40th round but did not sign. The Cardinals moved on from Diaz as their starting shortstop mid-season in favor of rookie Paul DeJong. (more...)
Modi to return to Gujarat on December 3-4 Modi to return to Gujarat on December 3-4
- December 02, 2017

There are two candidates against whom rape charges have been framed: Congress candidate from Gandhidham Kishor Pingol and All India Hindustan Congress Party candidate Lomesh Chandegara who is contesting from Jamnagar Rural seat. Some even sought to know if he was a Hindu or Christian. Congress leads the pack in both absolute numbers and percentage when it comes to candidates with criminal cases against them. (more...)
Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra among Variety's 500 most influential people Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra among Variety's 500 most influential people
- December 02, 2017

Yesterday the actor was part of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in Delhi. The 52-year old unmarried actor said, 'No one has come and confirmed it. It's a hardworking life I have led. "My parents also believe that I must have said something wrong, until they watch the clip ". The actor, facing multiple court cases, said, "I have to smile, go to interviews, romance onscreen even if I am anxious about my court cases". (more...)
Trump Mulls Government Shutdown Over Border Wall — WashPost Trump Mulls Government Shutdown Over Border Wall — WashPost
- December 02, 2017

With a December 8 deadline rapidly approaching for either extending federal funding in some way or triggering a partial government shutdown, the House next week will advance a temporary patch, according to a senior aide, and try to provide money through December 22. (more...)
Moustakas named AL Comeback Player of the Year Moustakas named AL Comeback Player of the Year
- December 02, 2017

Holland's efforts as the Rockies' closer helped the team make its first postseason since 2009. Holland, who is the first Rockies player to win the award, converted each of his first 23 save chances, posting a 1.09 ERA over 26 appearances from April 3 to June 14. (more...)
The Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Takes Place Today The Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Takes Place Today
- December 02, 2017

More than 200 residents listened to music and waited for the arrival of Santa Claus to light the tree. The community of Murphysboro is bringing in the holiday this year with a special event. "We've added a couple more nutcrackers this year, so we have them on display at the event, before they go to their permitted homes (on Charlotte Street) until early January". (more...)
Slavery in Libya : global agreement for emergency evacuation Slavery in Libya : global agreement for emergency evacuation
- December 02, 2017

King Mohammed VI was appointed AU leader in charge of the migration issue on the continent after the North African coun-try regained its seat in the continental organization, 33 years after it walked out to protest against the membership of the pseudo-Sahrawi Republic. (more...)
Russian Federation rejects USA call to cut ties with N Korea
- December 02, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States of seeking to provoke North Korea into stepping up its nuclear missile programme. North Korea was put on the USA terrorism sponsor list for the 1987 bombing of a Korean Air flight that killed all 115 people aboard. She was part of a delegation of Russian lawmakers just back from a visit to North Korea. (more...)
Chinese Man, Sick OfTraffic, Repaints Road Markings By Himself Chinese Man, Sick OfTraffic, Repaints Road Markings By Himself
- December 02, 2017

Authorities returned the road to its original state within the day, and fined Cai 1,000 yuan ($151) for his inconsiderate act that could have resulted in an accident at the junction. The U.K. Sun reported the man also repainted some faded arrows nearby just for kicks. Police said the stunt was "very dangerous" and could have led to collisions. (more...)
Trump tags wrong Theresa May while defending anti-Muslim propaganda tweets Trump tags wrong Theresa May while defending anti-Muslim propaganda tweets
- December 02, 2017

Sadiq Khan , the mayor of London , posted a statement on Twitter saying Trump's retweeting was promoting a "vile, extremist group" and said he would "not be welcomed" in Britain. "I was in bed by half 10 last night and oblivious to it all". She's since been bombarded by reporters and can't leave her house. "It's awesome to think that the world's most powerful man managed to press the wrong button. (more...)
Parents of accused killer in Tampa 'heartbroken' for victims and their son Parents of accused killer in Tampa 'heartbroken' for victims and their son
- December 02, 2017

The tip from McDonald's manager Delonda Walker was the key piece of evidence leading to the arrest of Howell Donaldson III . That's when workers at the McDonald's reported the loaded weapon to a Tampa police officer who was in the eatery at the time. (more...)
NBC Washington: White House Work Orders Reveal Mice, Roaches, Redecorating NBC Washington: White House Work Orders Reveal Mice, Roaches, Redecorating
- December 02, 2017

Maintenance staff members at the White House were asked to respond to reports of mice in both the White House Navy mess and in the Situation Room, according to NBC. The GSA manages the building maintenance and repairs of, among other federal government facilities, the West Wing and East Wing of the White House. (more...)
War criminal died of heart failure caused by cyanide War criminal died of heart failure caused by cyanide
- December 02, 2017

That "resulted in a failure of the heart, which is indicated as the suspected cause of death". On Wednesday, in dramatic scenes at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Praljak drank from a bottle and told his lawyer it was poison, seconds after his jail term was upheld by appeal judges. (more...)
Minister denies watching pornography on Commons computer Minister denies watching pornography on Commons computer
- December 02, 2017

I have maintained all along, I still maintain, it is the truth, that I didn't download or look at pornography on my computer. "But obviously while the investigation is going on I can't say any more at the moment". Pressure continues to mount on the Tory MP regarding his conduct following the claims which stem from when officers seized his Commons office computer in 2008 during an inquiry into government leaks. (more...)
Rex Tillerson laughs off reports he will be axed by Trump Rex Tillerson laughs off reports he will be axed by Trump
- December 02, 2017

In October, Tillerson shot down a report that said he had been on the verge of resigning from his Cabinet position over the summer. The President and Tillerson met Thursday on routine business and are set to meet again today for lunch.Yesterday, Mr. (more...)
Missing Columbia County teen found safe Missing Columbia County teen found safe
- December 02, 2017

The mom said her daughter's disappearance was all the more puzzling since she has a steady boyfriend, and they even spent Thanksgiving together. Frisina is believed to have left her home in Columbia County voluntarily sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and was reported missing by her parents, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. (more...)
Russian Federation to kick off World Cup 2018 against Saudi Arabia Russian Federation to kick off World Cup 2018 against Saudi Arabia
- December 02, 2017

They will take on Saudi Arabia , Egypt and Uruguay in Group A . World Cup holders Germany face Mexico in their opening match while neighbours Portugal and Spain play each other in Group B's opener. Group F - Germany , Mexico, Sweden, South Korea. Didier Deschamps' Les Bleus , who qualified top Group A in the UEFA section of World Cup qualifying, are also up against Peru, who have qualified for their first finals appearance since 1982. (more...)

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