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US Supreme Court Turns Away Sexual-Orientation Bias Case US Supreme Court Turns Away Sexual-Orientation Bias Case
- December 11, 2017

Lambda Legal, which is representing Evans, filed an appeal arguing that sexual orientation discrimination constitutes a form of sex-based discrimination. In the 7th Circuit, Judge Diane Wood - who President Barack Obama had considered for the Supreme Court in 2009 and 2010 - ruled in April that "it is actually impossible to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without discriminating on the basis of sex". (more...)
American Man Escapes From Bali Prison American Man Escapes From Bali Prison
- December 11, 2017

Nainggolan suspects that Beasley escaped by scaling the eastern wall of the prison. The other prisoner, also from the USA, has been named by media as 57-year-old Paul Anthony Hoffman who was serving a 20-month sentence for armed robbery. Two of them, Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, were recaptured in East Timor days later and were returned to Bali . The maximum sentence for drug trafficking is death. (more...)
Trump Accusers Reiterate Claims in Appearances for New Documentary Trump Accusers Reiterate Claims in Appearances for New Documentary
- December 11, 2017

However, during the airing of the show, the White House said that the claims were "false" and "totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts". President trump has denied all the allegations, accusing the women of lying. "So now it's just like, let's try round 2, the environment is different". (more...)
Putin to meet with Sisi in Cairo Putin to meet with Sisi in Cairo
- December 11, 2017

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas was also in Cairo today for crisis talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, a key regional U.S. ally, ahead of a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the main pan-Islamic body, on Wednesday. (more...)
New York police responding to reports of explosion: police tweet New York police responding to reports of explosion: police tweet
- December 11, 2017

It reportedly happened at the Port Authority bus terminal in central Manhattan , near Times Square. NY reports multiple ambulances have been requested and the bomb squad has been deployed. Emergency personnel are on the scene near West 42nd Street between 8th and 9th avenues. According to unconfirmed reports, the explosion took place in transit 8th Avenue and West 44 Street. (more...)
European Union to Netanyahu: Jerusalem Must be Capital of Two States European Union to Netanyahu: Jerusalem Must be Capital of Two States
- December 11, 2017

The Israeli premier's comments were immediately denounced by Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin who said: "Instead of taking on our country and our leader, the Israeli authorities would do better to end their occupation of the Palestinian territories". (more...)
Celtics bounce back from loss, blast Pistons Celtics bounce back from loss, blast Pistons
- December 11, 2017

Tobias Harris had 19 for Detroit. Minnesota committed 18 turnovers but hit four free throws at the end to pull away in a game in which no team led by more than six points. The Celtics weathered a late Pistons surge while Boston missed 12 straight shots, emerging on top while giving up season-low point total. Baynes kept a hand, arm or shoulder on Drummond while defending him, keeping him out of the lane as much as possible. (more...)
1-3'' of snow today.... colder air blasts in Tuesday 1-3'' of snow today.... colder air blasts in Tuesday
- December 11, 2017

Low temperatures Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will fall back into the teens with wind chill values down in the single digits. Highs today will top out in the mid to lower 40s with mostly cloudy skies and a few snow showers mixing with a few sprinkles. (more...)
US Jerusalem Move: Fury Spreads From Jakarta To Rabat US Jerusalem Move: Fury Spreads From Jakarta To Rabat
- December 11, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence's office confirmed Sunday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with Pence during his upcoming trip to the Middle East following the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (more...)
Tourists attacked in UP's Mirzapur, eight arrested Tourists attacked in UP's Mirzapur, eight arrested
- December 11, 2017

The situation escalated quickly, as the women complained and tried to stop the miscreants from verbally harassing them, but then one of the member of the resident group went and called more people, who then proceeded to hit the tourists with lathis and and continued to verbally assault them. (more...)
16-year-old cancer patient raped twice in Lucknow 16-year-old cancer patient raped twice in Lucknow
- December 11, 2017

A 16-year-old girl allegedly gang raped in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow by a group of men while she went to buy groceries on Saturday. According to police, the victim is suffering from blood cancer. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Lucknow Deepak Kumar stated it was a serious matter and two of the accused, Sumit and Virendra, have been arrested, the third accused Shubham was still absconding. (more...)
Baghdad Organizes Military Parade to Celebrate Defeat of ISIS Baghdad Organizes Military Parade to Celebrate Defeat of ISIS
- December 11, 2017

The announcement comes two days after the Russian military announced the defeat of the militants in neighbouring Syria, where Moscow is backing Syrian government forces. Baghdadi is believed to be hiding in the stretch of desert in the border area. The militants took thousands of women from the Yazidi minority, which lives in a mountain west of Mosul, as sex slaves and killed the men. (more...)
Indian girl drowns in Australia Indian girl drowns in Australia
- December 11, 2017

Of the four survivors, one was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition while the other three were taken to other hospitals. Pacific School Games organizers confirmed the dead girl was part of the Indian delegation but did not reveal her sport . (more...)
Anti-nuclear weapon campaigner ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Anti-nuclear weapon campaigner ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
- December 11, 2017

On the left is Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow and, beside her, is ICAN executive director Beatrice Fihn. ICAN, which brings together more than 450 organizations, was a driving force behind an worldwide treaty on banning nuclear weapons that was passed this year. (more...)
Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops on surprise Syria visit Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops on surprise Syria visit
- December 11, 2017

In a speech to the troops, Putin said that he had ordered the military to withdraw a "significant part" of the Russian contingent in Syria . File: Russian President Vladimir Putin , right, and Syria President Bashar Assad arrive for a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015. (more...)
Blues forward Jaden Schwartz placed on injured reserve Blues forward Jaden Schwartz placed on injured reserve
- December 11, 2017

Fleury has been sidelined since October 14 with a concussion. Schwartz was injured blocking a shot and was helped off the ice with 2:51 left in the first period of the Blues' 6-1 victory at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. The ceremony will take place on January 19 at BB&T Center when the Panthers host the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Forward Ivan Barbashev was recalled from AHL Chicago to fill the Blues' open roster spot. (more...)
Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn US, Israeli flags over Trump's Jerusalem move Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn US, Israeli flags over Trump's Jerusalem move
- December 11, 2017

Netanyahu has praised Trump's decision as "historic" and he explained Sunday that Jerusalem "has always been our capital and it has never been the capital of any other people". He called Israeli forces "terrorists", referring to a photograph of a blindfolded Palestinian youth being led away by more than a dozen soldiers in the West Bank. (more...)
Viewers shocked as Jamie Lomas beats Iain Lee on I'm A Celebrity Viewers shocked as Jamie Lomas beats Iain Lee on I'm A Celebrity
- December 11, 2017

No'. Revealing a moment that hadn't been aired on TV, Dennis told Scarlett Moffat on Extra Camp: 'The thing about it, it is a game for starters and I think when Iain came back from strawberry-gate, he turned round and said, 'This will make really good TV, ' - now that wasn't played'. (more...)
India, Russia, China commit condemn terrorism in trilateral meet India, Russia, China commit condemn terrorism in trilateral meet
- December 11, 2017

Russian Federation has also offered to set up direct talks between the U.S. and North Korea, a move China's foreign ministry said it welcomed. On the other hand, ties between India and Russian Federation, once seen as partners, seem stressed given the growing warmth in India's relations with the US. (more...)
Japan, US and South Korea to conduct missile detection drills Japan, US and South Korea to conduct missile detection drills
- December 11, 2017

DPRK later announced that this was an intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-15, capable of reaching targets in the United States. "The military is our last line of defense against North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile threats". The head of South Korea also said that "the goal of reforming the defense system is to create a powerful army". The US has also pressured China and other nations to cut trade and diplomatic ties with North Korea, as part of worldwide efforts to dry up ... (more...)
Anushka and Kohli Get 2nd Most Expensive Venue in the World Anushka and Kohli Get 2nd Most Expensive Venue in the World
- December 11, 2017

Virat Kohli , the heartthrob of Indian cricket and now the captain across all three formats, has been rumoured to be marrying his longtime girlfriend and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma ever since he was rested from the limited-overs leg of the ongoing home series against Sri Lanka. (more...)
Al Jazira Will Face Real Madrid Al Jazira Will Face Real Madrid
- December 11, 2017

Pachuca will meet Gremio of Brazil on December 12 in the other semifinal. Off the back of a 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla , the Spanish giants are confident and the defender noted that getting the chance to defend their 2016 Club World Cup title was itself an honour. (more...)
Texas A&M DT suspended after allegedly pointing gun at people Texas A&M DT suspended after allegedly pointing gun at people
- December 11, 2017

On Dec. 10 at around 2:27 a.m. officers responded to 1711 Harvey Mitchell Parkway at the Campus Village Apartments in College Station. KBTX first reported the arrest . Henderson allegedly threw the gun out of the auto. Florez Jr.is being charged with possession of marijuana. The Texas A&M football team is set to play on December 29 in the Belk Bowl against Wake Forest in Charlotte, North Carolina. (more...)
Fresh protests over Trump Jerusalem move Fresh protests over Trump Jerusalem move
- December 11, 2017

Embassy there. The shift in USA policy undermined Arab confidence in the Trump administration and amounted to the legalisation of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, he added. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the guard sustained a serious wound to his upper body and the attacker was apprehended. The clashes resumed in the afternoon, with security forces chasing protesters, arresting a handful of them and lobbing tear gas canisters. (more...)
Ferry runs aground in France, no injuries Ferry runs aground in France, no injuries
- December 11, 2017

The spokesman said most passengers would continue their journey to the United Kingdom on other P&O ferries tonight, while some would stay overnight in Calais on P&O's expense. P&O Ferries Updates posted on Twitter: "The Port of Calais is now closed due to extreme weather". It then ran aground after a large gust of wind caused it to lose control. (more...)

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