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North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyberattacks, says the White House
- December 19, 2017

Soon after the attack, experts at the global cyber-security firm Symantec found that earlier versions of the WannaCry ransomware were found on computers that also bore evidence of the cyber tools used against Sony Pictures Entertainment , banks in Poland and Bangladesh's central bank. (more...)
Toddler Caught in Middle of Wild Brawl at Florida Mall Toddler Caught in Middle of Wild Brawl at Florida Mall
- December 19, 2017

As she tries to get up, a mum emerges from out of shot to aim a savage kick at her head, all while pushing a young boy in a red stroller shaped like a vehicle. A chaotic fight broke out at a Florida mall amid the busy holiday shopping season, and somehow a small child was caught in the middle of it. "Upon arrival, the incident had already dissipated and police did not find a confrontation going on". (more...)
Prominent Federal Judge Will Retire Immediately Amid Mounting Misconduct Allegations Prominent Federal Judge Will Retire Immediately Amid Mounting Misconduct Allegations
- December 19, 2017

Kozinski issued a statement Monday explaining he was stepping down because he can not "be an effective judge and simultaneously fight this battle". Law students compete fiercely for clerkships with judges like Kozinski, which are considered highly prestigious and can affect a young lawyer's career prospects. (more...)
Are We Going to War With Iran? Are We Going to War With Iran?
- December 19, 2017

Velayati added, "Like President Trump, they make baseless and ridiculous comments". He said: "This claim shows Haley lacks basic scientific knowledge and decency". A spokesman said: "France continues to examine the information at its disposal". Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha PowerSamantha PowerBharara, Yates top Twitter list of most followed new political accounts USA to vote against UN resolution condemning Cuba embargo Former AG Lynch to meet with House, Senate ... (more...)
Nawaz Sharif plans to hold Nawaz Sharif plans to hold "respect of vote" campaign
- December 19, 2017

After holding consultations with party leaders, the former prime minister spoke to PML-N workers who had gathered at Punjab House in a large quantity and were chanting slogans. "Imaginary income was portrayed as my asset, whereas he [Imran Khan] has himself admitted his assets, yet it was declared he doesn't own those assets", he explained. (more...)
Husband catches Christian school teacher in bed with teen: cops Husband catches Christian school teacher in bed with teen: cops
- December 19, 2017

According to law enforcement officials, police first learned of Baber's relationship with the boy after his father received an anonymous email asking whether he knew his teenage son was in a sexual relationship with Baber. The Oregon teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Deputies said the teen provided him with alcohol and weed. He told cops he slept with Baber a few times per week at her home. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi hosts dinner for Congress MPs, leaders of opposition parties Rahul Gandhi hosts dinner for Congress MPs, leaders of opposition parties
- December 19, 2017

Three Congress MLAs in Goa refused to sign the motion to thank and congratulate the new party president expressing disappointment with Rahul Gandhi's failure to form the government despite winning most numbers of seats in Goa. They point to its virulent nationalism and use of street fighters organized in the National Volunteer Force-a paramilitary organization linked to the BJP-to harass and murder political opponents as well as Muslims and members of other minority faiths and races. (more...)
IDF arrests Palestinian teenager filmed slapping soldiers in provocation attempt IDF arrests Palestinian teenager filmed slapping soldiers in provocation attempt
- December 19, 2017

In their statement on the matter, the Israeli army said the young activist was arrested for participating in "violent riots" that took place in her village. In the video, the girl identified as Ahed can be heard telling the soldiers to leave the entrance to a home. Ahd Tamimi was shown in a video that went viral on social media pushing back and hitting at two Israeli soldiers who were standing outside her family home on Friday following confrontations in the village against the United ... (more...)
Minneapolis Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting at City Hall Minneapolis Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting at City Hall
- December 19, 2017

KARE 11's Adrienne Broaddus and Lou Raguse have confirmed police were interviewing a man who, police say, threatened them with a knife. Authorities said he was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center immediately after the shooting and sources told KSTP he underwent surgery. (more...)
HMS Queen Elizabeth, UK's Newest, Biggest Aircraft Carrier, Springs A Leak HMS Queen Elizabeth, UK's Newest, Biggest Aircraft Carrier, Springs A Leak
- December 19, 2017

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: 'An issue with a shaft seal has been identified during HMS Queen Elizabeth's sea trials; this is scheduled for fix while she is alongside at Portsmouth . "It's normal practice for a volume of work and defect resolution to continue following vessel acceptance", BAE Systems said in a statement. Her Majesty's Ship Queen Elizabeth , which cost £3.1 billion to build, has been taking on water for some time due to a problem with a shaft seal. (more...)
Steyn, De Villiers and Philander ready for Test returns Steyn, De Villiers and Philander ready for Test returns
- December 19, 2017

Although De Villiers is set to return to Test action, he was withdrawn from the South African Invitation team which starts a three-day match against the Zimbabweans in Paarl on Wednesday because of lower back stiffness. Should both du Plessis and de Villiers be available then the latter could miss out. Steyn has also endured a lengthy absence from the side after he suffered a serious shoulder injury against Australia last winter, which required surgery and the pair, who made their debut in ... (more...)
Jerusalem at Center of Diplomatic Face-Off at UN Security Council
- December 19, 2017

A vote in favour of the resolution in the 193-member UN General Assembly, however, is not legally binding. Trump's announcement overturned decades of USA policy, and a longstanding worldwide consensus, that the fate of Jerusalem be decided as a part of a peace deal between Israel and Palestinians. (more...)
Inquest Opens Into Hawe Family Deaths Inquest Opens Into Hawe Family Deaths
- December 19, 2017

At an inquest into the deaths of the Hawe family, Mary Coll, mother of Clodagh Hawe, said that she found a note on the door of their house, saying: "Don't come in". Coroner Dr Flanagan asked Dr Curtis if there was any indication of the sequence in which Alan Hawe had killed his wife and children. There was also a second handwritten note, the inquest was told. (more...)
Week before Magenta-Line launch, Delhi Metro train crashes into wall Week before Magenta-Line launch, Delhi Metro train crashes into wall
- December 19, 2017

Days before its inauguration, a Delhi Metro train running on Magenta Line rammed into a boundary wall on Tuesday at the Kalindi Kunj depot during its trial run. According to HT, the trains will also be facilitated with Wi-Fi, USB ports along with charging points, LED and LCD screens and backrests near the wheelchair area. (more...)
Japan Prosecutors Raid Firms Over Maglev Bids Japan Prosecutors Raid Firms Over Maglev Bids
- December 19, 2017

FILE - In this April 21, 2015, file photo, Japanese maglev train that is the fastest passenger train in the world runs on the Maglev Test Line in Tsuru, west of Tokyo . A spokesman for Kajima told the French News Agency (AFP) that it would "fully cooperate with the investigation". (JR Tokai) for the Chuo Linear Shinkansen Line project. (more...)
The US just vetoed a United Nations resolution condemning Trump's Jerusalem announcement
- December 19, 2017

It reiterated "Qatar's constant and continuous stance in supporting the Palestinian cause and the resistance of the brotherly Palestinian people based on global legitimacy and the two-state solution". Israel says it holds the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has controlled Gaza for over a decade, responsible for all rocket fire emanating from the territory. (more...)
Saudi-led forces intercept Riyadh-bound Houthi missile Saudi-led forces intercept Riyadh-bound Houthi missile
- December 19, 2017

Meanwhile, they fired a ballistic missile targeting the Yamama palace, according to Mohammed Abdul-Salam, spokesman for the Shiite rebels in Yemen. Reports of an explosion were heard in the Saudi capital and eyewitnesses noted thick smoke, with many posting videos on social media. (more...)
Official says at least 6 dead in Amtrak crash Official says at least 6 dead in Amtrak crash
- December 19, 2017

Moments before the derailment the train was going 81.1 miles per hour, according to transitdocs.com, which maps train speeds using data from Amtrak's train tracker app. Last night it was reported that an Amtrak train carrying approximately 78 passengers and five crew members had derailed 64km outside Seattle, Washington state. (more...)
Putin thanks Trump for CIA's help in thwarting attack plot
- December 19, 2017

The attackers planned to strike crowded sites including Kazan Cathedral, one of St. Petersburg's landmark Orthodox Christian churches, the statement said. Petersburg. The agency published a list of 17 major terrorist plots that Russian law enforcement has been able to head off this year. During the call, Putin assured Trump that Russian intelligence agencies would similarly share information about terrorist threats to the United States, the Kremlin said. (more...)
Vipshop deal signals growing rivalry in China e-commerce space
- December 19, 2017

Tencent and JD.com will have the right to appoint a director and an observer, respectively, to Vipshop's board of directors during the two-year lock-up period. The investment - a rare foray into traditional retail for a company known for games and messaging service WeChat (微信) - might be looking to drive adoption of its digital payments service in stores. (more...)
The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)
- December 19, 2017

The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $42.06. The analysts offering 12 month price targets for The Charles Schwab Corporation have a median target of $50.5, with a high estimate of $58 and a low estimate of $44. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi Reaches LakshadweepTo Survey Cyclone Ockhi-Affected Areas PM Narendra Modi Reaches LakshadweepTo Survey Cyclone Ockhi-Affected Areas
- December 19, 2017

He will also meet officials and public representatives, and victims, including fishermen and farmer delegations. The Prime Minister will meet with officials and public representatives. The PM had constantly monitored the situation arising out of the cyclone, spoke to all relevant authorities and officials. But it was later modified and accordingly Modi reached Mangalore on Monday. (more...)
Judge orders Trump admin to allow two undocumented immigrants to have abortions Judge orders Trump admin to allow two undocumented immigrants to have abortions
- December 19, 2017

Last week, when the ACLU took on the case, officials of the federal Department of Health and Human Services said in an email to The New York Times that the girls were free to leave the country or to find sponsorship to stay in the country legally and leave the shelters. (more...)
N.Korea rejects U.S. offer of talks N.Korea rejects U.S. offer of talks
- December 19, 2017

Seoul's unification ministry said Tuesday that the document showed the worldwide community is on the same pace over the need to employ sanctions and pressure to prod North Korea into coming to the negotiation table. U.S. President Donald Trump vowed Monday to "take care of" North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile threats as he unveiled the first national security strategy of his administration. (more...)
Trump Slams FBI And DOJ On His Way To Quantico Trump Slams FBI And DOJ On His Way To Quantico
- December 19, 2017

White House Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News Channel Friday morning that edits to former FBI Director James Comey's statement on Hillary Clinton's private email server and text messages from a top agent critical of Trump are "deeply troubling". (more...)

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