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North Korea yet to express North Korea yet to express "commitment" to dialogue, says United Nations official
- December 13, 2017

They exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula and agreed that the current situation was the most tense and risky peace and security issue in the world today. North Korea has barred United Nations human rights officials from visiting the country, but Zeid said people who have escaped from North Korea have reported "extremely widespread violations of rights in nearly every aspect of people's lives". (more...)
Congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2018 Congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2018
- December 13, 2017

At the time, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel IV had already announced the Senate vote. Though Duterte enjoys massive public support, his plan to extend martial law and frequent threats to expand it elsewhere is contentious in a country that suffered nine years of oppression under the rule of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s. (more...)
Two Dead in Western Iowa School Bus Fire Two Dead in Western Iowa School Bus Fire
- December 13, 2017

The remains of the driver and the student were found after the fire was put out, according to Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Lt. Rob Ambrose . Officials said there maybe have been one or more individuals that did not make it out of the bus. (more...)
Karen Ristevski: Husband charged with murder Karen Ristevski: Husband charged with murder
- December 13, 2017

Ristevski has fronted Melbourne Magistrate's Court this morning, and his lawyer indicated he will plead not guilty. She was last seen alive by Borce Ristevski in her home of Melbourne's north-west. In June this year, nearly a year after she went missing, police released CCTV footage of a black Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe travelling towards Mount Macedon on the morning of Karen's disappearance. (more...)
Korean president embarks on trip to China Korean president embarks on trip to China
- December 13, 2017

Moon's trip, which includes a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and a state dinner, comes less than a month after Pyongyang tested what it claimed is a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting all of the U.S. (more...)
Police hold 11-year-old MI girl at gunpoint Police hold 11-year-old MI girl at gunpoint
- December 13, 2017

The police department has opened an internal investigation into the incident. "It's not unusual for suspects to ask someone in a home to hold the weapon for them, including juveniles, the thinking being that a juvenile is less likely to be searched". (more...)
Naughten attending global climate summit in Paris Naughten attending global climate summit in Paris
- December 13, 2017

France announced a raft of 12 non-binding commitments, from a $300 million pledge to fight desertification to accelerating the transition towards a decarbonised economy. But they say there is one outlying scenario which could bring benefits to the U.K., European Union and the U.S. Plus: Would you like to receive $665 per month for doing absolutely nothing? [Come] to work here on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent removed from Russian Federation probe called Trump an 'idiot' Federal Bureau of Investigation agent removed from Russian Federation probe called Trump an 'idiot'
- December 13, 2017

Peter Strzok, a former counter-intelligence agent, was "immediately" ousted by special counsel Robert Mueller , who heads the Russian Federation investigation, upon discovering the texts in July, according to Politico and USA Today . Page responds, "Trump? Yes, I think so". "Made me want to key the auto". During the Republican convention the two colleagues engaged in running commentary on the roster of speakers, including actor Scott Baio. (more...)
Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen over security situation Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen over security situation
- December 13, 2017

A Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement blockaded ports last month after a missile was sacked toward Riyadh. According to the spokeswoman, Russian Ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Dedushkin, along with several members of his staff, will continue to perform their diplomatic duties from the Saudi capital Riyadh. (more...)
Merriam-Webster's 2017 Word of the Year Is Totally Empowering Merriam-Webster's 2017 Word of the Year Is Totally Empowering
- December 13, 2017

Taking the No. 1 spot is " feminism ", which the dictionary defines as the "theory of the political , economic, and social equality of the sexes". Editors of the 186-year-old dictionary determine the word of the year based on how often it's searched for on Merriam-Webster.com and how that number compares to searches from recent years. (more...)
Tillerson softens U.S. stance on possible talks with NKorea Tillerson softens U.S. stance on possible talks with NKorea
- December 13, 2017

Tillerson's remarks came two weeks after North Korea conducted a test with a missile that could potentially carry a nuclear warhead to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard — a milestone in its decades-long drive to pose an atomic threat to its American adversary that Trump has vowed to prevent, using military force if necessary. (more...)
California's Skirball Blaze May Have Been Sparked By A Cooking Fire
- December 13, 2017

The 7-day-old Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass was 85 percent contained Tuesday, and all evacuation orders and parking restrictions prompted by the 422-acre blaze have been lifted. last Wednesday on the east side of the San Diego (405) Freeway near Mulholland Drive. About 700 homes were evacuated at one point, though all mandatory evacuation orders were lifted by Tuesday, the LAFD said . (more...)
Roy Moore Vs. Doug Jones: Polls Are Closing in Alabama Senate Race Roy Moore Vs. Doug Jones: Polls Are Closing in Alabama Senate Race
- December 13, 2017

Polls have closed in Alabama, where voters are finally getting to make their voices heard in the US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Slightly more Alabama voters do prefer the U.S. Senate be controlled by the Republican party than by the Democratic party. The president has also tweeted in support of Moore and recorded a robocall for him. (more...)
Christmas may still be on, says Zaghari-Ratcliffe husband Christmas may still be on, says Zaghari-Ratcliffe husband
- December 13, 2017

Their names have not been disclosed. Mr Naqavi Hosseini was quoted by the Iranian Tasnim news agency as saying: " One of the problems that we face in receiving European delegations is that they make irrational requests from the Iranian side ". (more...)
Buffalo Bills survive snowstorm and OT against Colts: 5 takeaways Buffalo Bills survive snowstorm and OT against Colts: 5 takeaways
- December 13, 2017

Camera IconAdam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts attempts a field goal against the Buffalo Bills . "Trying to run through snow and get good plant, that's insane", Vinatieri said. After the game, Vinatieri wasn't too hard on himself for the misses, speaking to the difficulty of kicking in such wintry conditions. "It was a tough game". (more...)
Scott Frost confirms he will coach Knights in Peach Bowl Scott Frost confirms he will coach Knights in Peach Bowl
- December 13, 2017

UCF has three people who all hold some sort of head coaching title: Frost is UCF's " game day coach ", his former offensive coordinator Troy Walters is UCF's interim head coach, and new hire Josh Heupel focuses on recruiting and preparing the team for next season. (more...)
Putin calls for Mideast talks to resume,including on Jerusalem Putin calls for Mideast talks to resume,including on Jerusalem
- December 13, 2017

Speaking on state television during a visit to Egypt, Putin stressed the importance of "the immediate resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks over all disputed issues, including the status of Jerusalem". The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (IOC) is scheduled to discuss the issue in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, on Wednesday. Although Israel long enjoyed close security and intelligence with Turkey, relations have soured since Erdogan become prime minister in 2003 and reached a nadir ... (more...)
CT among healthiest states in nation CT among healthiest states in nation
- December 13, 2017

This year, two other New England states, Vermont and CT, were ranked in the top five healthiest states, coming in at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and CT rank as the five healthiest states in 2017. Benjamin said it's frustrating to see these numbers, despite the fact that the United States spends significantly more on health care than other nations, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation . (more...)
Special courts to deal with cases against MPs and MLAs Special courts to deal with cases against MPs and MLAs
- December 13, 2017

It also sought some time from the top court to collect data on cases pending against elected representatives across the country, so it can better decide on how many special courts it needs to set up in total. Surprisingly the Centre also submitted in the affidavit that there is no agency within Government of India for collecting the data on convicted legislators. (more...)
Newborn Pacific Island Offers NASA Insights Into Water On Mars Newborn Pacific Island Offers NASA Insights Into Water On Mars
- December 13, 2017

A month later when the eruption ended and the debris settled, a new island with cliffs going as high as 400ft had appeared. Surtsey , the Icelandic island, has persisted for decades because its rock hardened into a concrete-like material thanks to circulating warm water. (more...)
Arab countries send draft resolution on Trump's Jerusalem decision to UN Arab countries send draft resolution on Trump's Jerusalem decision to UN
- December 13, 2017

The Palestinians were reacting to President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had earlier labelled Israel a "terrorist state”, calling him a leader who had dropped bombs on Kurdish villagers and supports terrorists". (more...)
Police row over 'cannabis smell' stop and search Police row over 'cannabis smell' stop and search
- December 13, 2017

Andy Gregg, chief executive of equality campaign group Race on the Agenda, told RT the figures are further proof of the unequal treatment of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) people. Six forces - Northamptonshire Police, Cleveland Police, City of London Police, West Midlands Police, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police - were marked as "requires improvement" and none were found to be inadequate. (more...)
German Ryanair pilots call for first major strike in carrier's history German Ryanair pilots call for first major strike in carrier's history
- December 13, 2017

Although Stansted is Ryanair's largest base, it is headquartered in Dublin , and the Irish strike is likely to cause disruption to flights during the busy Christmas period. The action has been taken in a bid to win collective representation in pay dealsrather than through Ryanair's own employee channels. It said that it instead expected the Dublin pilots to follow colleagues at other Irish bases in Cork, Shannon and Belfast in signing up for a 20 per cent pay increase. (more...)
Donald Trump attacked for 'slut-shaming' Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Donald Trump attacked for 'slut-shaming' Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
- December 13, 2017

Democrats in the House and Senate said the tweet underscores the need for the president to be held to account at a time when harassment accusations are felling powerful men from Hollywood to Washington. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. Jeff Merkley of OR, defended his colleague from NY by directly tweeting to the President . It's debatable whether Trump's tweet meets the dictionary definition of " slut shaming ", but as of this writing Warren's tweet has gotten more retweets and ... (more...)
New Yorker fires star political reporter over alleged 'improper sexual conduct' New Yorker fires star political reporter over alleged 'improper sexual conduct'
- December 13, 2017

Lizza, who had written about high-profile political figures like Barack Obama for the publication and published an infamous expletive-filled interview with White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci just days before the embattled director was sacked, expressed dismay at the accusations. (more...)

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