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Trump greets United States troops stationed overseas a Merry Xmas Trump greets United States troops stationed overseas a Merry Xmas
- December 25, 2017

Trump told five units overseas that the U.S.is "winning" the war against terrorism. "Your families have been tremendous, always under-appreciated, the military families", he said. Trump began the day by tweeting against a top Federal Bureau of Investigation official he has suggested is biased against him, as well as the news media. (more...)
Helicopters help rescue 200 skiers after gondola breaks down in French Alps
- December 25, 2017

Local media reported that between 150 and 200 people were rescued, with the gondolas 25m above the ground. Violaine Demaret, an official in the Isere region where the fault took place, said two civil security helicopters dropped rescue personnel over every auto to rescue those inside. (more...)
UAE says 'security info' behind Tunisian women travel ban UAE says 'security info' behind Tunisian women travel ban
- December 25, 2017

Tunisia's Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, met the Ambassador of the UAE, Salem Issa Elkattam Zeabi, but no details about the meeting were revealed. On Friday, Emirates Airlines had said that based on a directive from the UAE government, female Tunisian nationals would be denied entry to UAE, either for visiting or transit and therefore Tunisian women would also not be allowed to board Emirates Airlines flights towards Dubai. (more...)
Death toll rises to 12 in violence after Trump's Jerusalem recognition Death toll rises to 12 in violence after Trump's Jerusalem recognition
- December 25, 2017

The eight countries on the USA side of the vote were: Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo. " We talked about the excellent relations we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the State of Israel ", the president said in a Facebook post, stressing that one of the most relevant issues " was the return of the Guatemalan Embassy to Jerusalem ". (more...)
Cold Christmas Eve Start Cold Christmas Eve Start
- December 25, 2017

At the very least, it will feel a lot like Christmas , it just will not be a white Christmas . Our rain chances start to go up right after the holiday with a few showers coming up out of the Gulf. Temperatures throughout the week will sit in the mid to lower 50s. Cooler temperatures are here to stay through Christmas , and you'll probably need a coat for Christmas Day . (more...)
Worst Browns first team in history with multiple 15-loss seasons Worst Browns first team in history with multiple 15-loss seasons
- December 25, 2017

It lasted all of a few seconds, as a costly offsides penalty nullified everything. "I got inside and they [blocked] the linebacker". Something the Browns have failed to do for far too long. The best way to take pressure off a young quarterback is a solid running game, which is why the Browns need to consider drafting a running back early. (more...)
Pence says 'real progress' in war in Afghanistan Pence says 'real progress' in war in Afghanistan
- December 25, 2017

At least 15,000 US forces are in Afghanistan after Trump made a decision to send about 3,800 troops to the country this fall to enhance USA efforts to advise Afghan forces and conduct counterterrorism missions. Speaking to Afghan officials, Pence said the United States was committed to standing by the government as it fights the Taliban and tries to bring stability, more than 16 years after the war began. (more...)
Serena faces Ostapenko in 1st match after birth of daughter Serena faces Ostapenko in 1st match after birth of daughter
- December 25, 2017

Serena Williams will make her return to tennis just under fourth months after giving birth when she takes to the court in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi . "She wants to break the record owned by Margaret Court and it would be a significant accomplishment for her to be able to do that". Australian Open director Craig Tilley has been confident that she will take part, however, saying it is "very likely" that Williams will take to the court on 15 January. (more...)
Pennsylvania gunman targeted police officers, authorities say Pennsylvania gunman targeted police officers, authorities say
- December 25, 2017

Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, was killed in the area of 17th and Mulberry streets after police say he led them on a chase. About 20 or 30 minutes later, he fired several shots at the state trooper, striking her with one of those shots. "Not only are the programs less effective at driving economic growth than merit-based immigration systems used by almost all other countries, the programs make it more hard to keep risky people out of the United States and to protect the safety of every ... (more...)
Let it snow: Will Vancouver Island have a white Christmas? Let it snow: Will Vancouver Island have a white Christmas?
- December 24, 2017

It will start in the afternoon, with the bulk of the snow falling Sunday night. Strong southeasterly winds could also cause blowing snow. Visibility may be limited and travel may become hard. Travel will become challenging Christmas Day because of reduced visibility from blowing snow and additional accumulations. A weather system is working its way towards Vancouver Island and is expected to bring some flurries just in time for Christmas morning. (more...)
North Korea says United Nations sanctions are an North Korea says United Nations sanctions are an "act of war"
- December 24, 2017

The move triggered an angry backlash on Sunday from Pyongyang, which threatened to punish countries that supported the measures. They seek to limit the country's access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers overseas. (more...)
China's first home-made large amphibious aircraft completes maiden flight China's first home-made large amphibious aircraft completes maiden flight
- December 24, 2017

The AG600's spindle is 39.6 meters long, with a 38.8-meter flap opening, according to the manufacturing company, China's State Aviation Industry (AVIC). The developer added the aircraft has a top cruising speed of 500 kilometres per hour. With a wingspan of 127 feet and powered by four turboprop engines, the aircraft can carry 50 people and stay airborne for 12 hours. (more...)
Israeli protesters take to the streets against corruption
- December 24, 2017

This week tens of thousands of good Israelis also protested against the government's corruption. Education Minister Naftali Bennett called the signs "troubling", and recommended that "we all step back from the edge". Former defense minister Moshe Ya'alon speaks during a rally against corruption in government, at Zion Square in Jerusalem, on December 23, 2017. Police are planning on recommending that Netanyahu stand trial in two criminal cases now open against him, over suspicions he received ... (more...)
Deputies: Several dead after small plane crashes in Bartow Deputies: Several dead after small plane crashes in Bartow
- December 24, 2017

Deputies did not immediately know how many people were on the plane but said all of them died. There were no survivors and "no chance of survival", he said. There are several deaths, Polk County sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said in a release. The Bartow Municipal Airport is the former location of a U.S. (more...)
Teen Charged in Connection to Shooting Deaths of Husband, Wife
- December 24, 2017

A Reston , VA couple are dead and their daughter's boyfriend is in critical condition after the teenager shot them both and then himself because they refused to let their daughter date a neo-Nazi. Police say at least one child lived in the home and neighbors say the couple had three children. Ironically the last post on Kuhn-Fricker's Facebook wall was a quote from Irish philosopher Edmund Burke , which read, 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do ... (more...)
Indian National Among 19 Injured in Melbourne Car Rampage Indian National Among 19 Injured in Melbourne Car Rampage
- December 24, 2017

Officers can be be seen checking his pulse, and trying to revive him as they turn him onto his back by slapping his face. "What has occurred on Flinders Street was an act of evil and act of cowardice at a time of year when people should be out celebrating and doing their Christmas shopping", Daniel Andrews, the premier of Victoria state, told a news conference. (more...)
More snow in forecast for Christmas Eve More snow in forecast for Christmas Eve
- December 24, 2017

Light to moderate snow will taper off early in the day. While the snow is great news for reindeer looking to get St. Nick's sleigh safely through his Christmas deliveries, travellers bound to the ground should plan for limited visibility, and are being encouraged by Environment Canada to adjust travel plans if possible. (more...)
Pakistan says militants kill 3 troops in cross-border attack Pakistan says militants kill 3 troops in cross-border attack
- December 24, 2017

AMERICAN Vice President Pence, during his visit to Kabul, has resorted to wild accusations and threats saying "for too long has Pakistan provided safe haven to the Taliban and many terrorist organizations, but those days are over". Major General Bajwa asserted that the United States has had acknowledged safety of nuclear assets in Pakistan. As he thanked the U.S. troops for their service, the vice president told them that they have put the Taliban on the run. (more...)
$1M Lottery Ticket Sold In Chatham $1M Lottery Ticket Sold In Chatham
- December 24, 2017

Players can purchase a ticket at authorized OLG retailers or buy online at PlayOLG.ca until 10:30 p.m. for the draw that evening. Speculation is rife among staff working in the airport about who the potential victor might be, according to WH Smith store assistant manager Suzanne McDonald. (more...)
London Zoo to reopen after fire that killed animals London Zoo to reopen after fire that killed animals
- December 24, 2017

As well as tearing through the shop and cafe, it also damaged half an adjacent petting zoo. London Ambulance said paramedics treated eight people at the scene - six for smoke inhalation and two for minor injuries, with one of those treated taken to hospital. (more...)
Turkey dismisses more than 2700 with emergency rule decree Turkey dismisses more than 2700 with emergency rule decree
- December 24, 2017

The government accused Gulen of organizing the attempted coup. " Ankara is still inclined prioritise "de-Gulenification" of the army personnel rather than operational effectiveness of the military", he said. Ankara also accuses Gulen and his followers of infiltrating state institutions. In a bid to remove what Erdogan calls the "virus" of Gulen's influence, Ankara embarked on a widescale purge in state bodies which has raised concern in the West. (more...)
Calm Christmas Eve Before More Winter Weather Calm Christmas Eve Before More Winter Weather
- December 24, 2017

The storm system will move off the Northeast coast after dinner time Saturday , with lingering delays possible in Boston. The most likely timing for this enhancement of heavier snow is from early evening to near midnight within the Toronto to Oakville corridor. (more...)
Horse poop from 'the American people' sent to Mnuchin's residence Horse poop from 'the American people' sent to Mnuchin's residence
- December 24, 2017

R. Briggs said. Investigators cleared the package of any unsafe content by 8 p.m. A neighbor who received the package reported it to officials, who investigated with involvement from Secret Service. It's unclear whether Mnuchin or his wife, actress Louise Linton, were home at the time. He has had a career in banking and finance, and previously worked for Goldman Sachs. (more...)
Kansas City sees its first snow of the winter Kansas City sees its first snow of the winter
- December 24, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued another winter weather advisory that will be in effect from 5 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday. But, if you live in South Jersey, you likely won't see any snow and just rain, Meola said. Drivers are urged to use caution, drive slowly, increase following distance and prepare for limited visibility. Skies will be mostly cloudy for much of the day. (more...)
1 body recovered, 36 feared dead in NCCC mall fire 1 body recovered, 36 feared dead in NCCC mall fire
- December 24, 2017

Duterte, who is spending the holidays in his hometown, visited the mall located in the heart of the southern city Saturday night to comfort relatives of 37 people trapped. His 25-year-old son Jim Benedict worked at the call centre and had not been in contact since the fire broke out. He said he spoke to President Duterte who told him to prepare for the worst. (more...)

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