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Bill To End Triple Talaq To Be Tabled Today Bill To End Triple Talaq To Be Tabled Today
- December 28, 2017

Chaudhary's admission comes days after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) opposed the bill. Triple Talaq in Muslims is also known as talaq-e-biddat which means instant divorce without any case and following constitutional rules. (more...)
Fujimori seeks forgiveness after pardon protests
- December 28, 2017

Kuczynski's pardon of Fujimori came less than a week after the current president survived an impeachment hearing stemming from a corruption scandal that swept Latin America. "We are here as relatives to reject this illegal pardon, because it does not correspond to the gravity of the crimes", Gisella Ortiz, from a group of victims' families, told reporters. (more...)
Police Say Former Factory Owner Killed Security Guard In Moscow Police Say Former Factory Owner Killed Security Guard In Moscow
- December 28, 2017

The shooter - who was named locally as Ilya Averyanov - barricaded inside the plant not allowing cops to enter. Special forces troops were preparing to storm the Menshevik sweet plant amid reports that the plant's owner was rampaging through the premises with a gun. (more...)
S.Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement with Japan 'flawed' S.Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement with Japan 'flawed'
- December 28, 2017

Yun announced the final form of the agreement on the thorny bilateral issue on December 28, 2015, alongside then Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. Observers say any move by Seoul to abandon the deal could damage relations with Tokyo as the two countries face off against a nuclear-armed North Korea. (more...)
Pistons' Reggie Jackson to have MRI on sprained ankle Pistons' Reggie Jackson to have MRI on sprained ankle
- December 28, 2017

At the helm of the Pistons' attack was Tobias Harris , who was able to sink his first six 3-point attempts, scoring 21 points in the first quarter alone. Harris finished his night with a game-best 30. The league announced in its Last Two Minute Report that the crew in question botched three foul calls on Kevin Durant and one on LeBron James in the Christmas Day showdown and NBA Finals rematch between the Warriors and Cavaliers on Monday. (more...)
GOP lawmaker defends calling for 'purge' at Federal Bureau of Investigation: 'I'm pretty frustrated' GOP lawmaker defends calling for 'purge' at Federal Bureau of Investigation: 'I'm pretty frustrated'
- December 28, 2017

These wafer-thin pretexts for discrediting Mueller's investigation, and the FBI and Department of Justice in general, have become de rigeur for President Trump - who continues to go after the FBI on Twitter - as well as several GOP lawmakers and much of Fox News . (more...)
Trump hits the golf course after Christmas
- December 28, 2017

It may also be interpreted it as a sign of how sensitive the White House is about the president's love of golf. Trump arrived at the golf club at 9 a.m., after a 10-minute drive from his Mar-a-Lago private club, per the White House press pool reporters. (more...)
Japan Offers to Host Israeli-Palestinian Peace Summit, With Kushner's Participation Japan Offers to Host Israeli-Palestinian Peace Summit, With Kushner's Participation
- December 28, 2017

Israeli authorities reportedly informed three Turkish tourists that they would be deported back to their home county on Monday, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency. "Well here is the second country and I reiterate: there will be more , this is only the beginning". Guatemala's decision also drew fire from Bolivian President Evo Morales. (more...)
Did The Queen reference The Crown in her annual Christmas Day speech? Did The Queen reference The Crown in her annual Christmas Day speech?
- December 28, 2017

Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace indicate Elizabeth praises the "powerful identities" of Manchester, hit by a suicide bomber in May, and London, which endured attacks on Parliament, London Bridge and other landmarks. Crowds outside the church were larger than usual, in part because of Ms Markle's appearance, but also because the Queen was absent past year due to a heavy cold. (more...)
US Ambassador Friedman tells State Dept. to stop using word 'occupation' US Ambassador Friedman tells State Dept. to stop using word 'occupation'
- December 28, 2017

However, after the U.S. vetoed the Egypt-drafted UNSC resolution on Jerusalem , supported by 14 other states, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the document, condemning Trump's decision to recognize the Holy City as the capital of the Jewish state. (more...)
Omaha man wanted in killings of his parents, niece Omaha man wanted in killings of his parents, niece
- December 27, 2017

Authorities are looking for an Omaha man they say killed his parents and teenage niece inside his home. Police said Wednesday that officers responding to a report of Tuesday's shootings found the bodies of 70-year-old John Dalton, 65-year-old Jean Dalton and 18-year-old Leonna Dalton-Phillip. (more...)
India Pakistan soldiers exchange fire on J&K border India Pakistan soldiers exchange fire on J&K border
- December 27, 2017

In a "tit-for-tat" operation, five highly-trained Indian Army commandos went some 300 meters across the LoC and killed at least three Pakistani soldiers, two days after four Indian Army men, including a Major, were shot dead in a surprise attack by Pakistan, sources said on Tuesday. (more...)
Kidnapping victim thrown from interstate bridge after witnessing shooting, survives Kidnapping victim thrown from interstate bridge after witnessing shooting, survives
- December 27, 2017

Authorities said a woman who witnessed a deadly shooting was thrown off a bridge and into the Arkansas River. Richard Gilliam, 33, of Little Rock is facing charges of capital murder, kidnapping, criminal attempt to commit capital murder and aggravated residential burglary. (more...)
Denver Broncos: Paxton Lynch to start finale vs. Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos: Paxton Lynch to start finale vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- December 27, 2017

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team has no plans on releasing Charles at the moment. It probably won't be the final five minutes of the first half that turned a close game into an ugly defeat for the Broncos. " Add it all up [several blowout losses], and at a minimum next week's regular-season finale against the Chiefs requires the Broncos to at least be mildly competitive", Florio wrote. (more...)
Ten Reportedly Injured Following Explosion In St Petersburg Ten Reportedly Injured Following Explosion In St Petersburg
- December 27, 2017

No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion at a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain in the city's northwest Kalininsky district. "As a result, several people have been injured", the Saint Petersburg police said, giving the incident's location. (more...)
Dineshwar meets delegations in Kashmir Dineshwar meets delegations in Kashmir
- December 27, 2017

Spending his second consecutive day in north Kashmir, Mr. Sharma met 24 delegations of civil society groups, including those of traders, and youth bodies. While the NDA government has appointed just one interlocutor who is a former IPS officer, the UPA government had formed a group of three interlocutors in 2010 to hold dialogues with all sections of the people in Jammu and Kashmir. (more...)
Ukraine: Rebels and govt swap first prisoners under new deal Ukraine: Rebels and govt swap first prisoners under new deal
- December 27, 2017

Among those released were journalists, bloggers and activists who had been accused of spying or treason. More people are expected to be exchanged in another location later Wednesday. At a meeting in Minsk on December 20, representatives of Russia, Ukraine, the separatists, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said that they had agreed on a holiday cease-fire starting at midnight on December 23. (more...)
Cyber-bullying: One arrested over Parvathy's complaint Cyber-bullying: One arrested over Parvathy's complaint
- December 27, 2017

Actors Rima Kallingal and Geethu Mohandas too faced cyber-bullying for supporting Parvathy. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has come out in support of Malayalam actress Parvathy, who was mercilessly trolled for terming as "misogynistic" some dialogs in Mammootty-starrer Kasaba . (more...)
Obama edges Trump as most admired, Gallup finds Obama edges Trump as most admired, Gallup finds
- December 27, 2017

Seventeen percent of those polled found that Barack Obama was the most admired man living anywhere in the world, a title he's had for the past 10 years. Clinton, who won the national popular vote during the 2016 presidential election by about 2.9 million ballots, though lost in the all-important Electoral College to Trump, beat former First Lady Michelle Obama in the poll 9 percent to 7 percent. (more...)
Dominion Energy Virginia to assist with Puerto Rico power restoration efforts Dominion Energy Virginia to assist with Puerto Rico power restoration efforts
- December 27, 2017

Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the IMTs are focused on completing a full damage assessment of Puerto Rico's energy grid to develop an updated and more closely coordinated restoration plan. Ameren says it is sending trucks and trailers to be loaded on barges in Virginia, then shipped to Puerto Rico. For that restoration, Florida Power and Light also requested a special management team from PPL to manage crews from other companies - another reflection of the regard for PPL people around the ... (more...)
Erdogan calls Assad a 'terrorist who killed 1 milion Syrians' Erdogan calls Assad a 'terrorist who killed 1 milion Syrians'
- December 27, 2017

Turkey's president said Syrian President Bashar Assad is a "terrorist who engaged in state terrorism" and should not be part of Syria's post-conflict future. Turkish President has been on an official visit to Tunis since Tuesday evening, by invitation of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. "It was a privileged occasion during which we exchanged points of view on the main topics of common interest", Essebsi said, adding that "this visit will be followed by others". (more...)
Ariz. Baby Dies After Dad Bends Him to Make Him Stop Crying Ariz. Baby Dies After Dad Bends Him to Make Him Stop Crying
- December 27, 2017

Doctors determined that the boy had lacerations to his liver and pancreas, which were "not survivable", as ABC15 first reported . According to a police report, the child's father, 30-year-old Robert Anthony Resendiz, told investigators he pulled the infant's legs over his head and bent his body in an attempt to stop the crying. (more...)
Deadlock over Modi's remarks ends Deadlock over Modi's remarks ends
- December 27, 2017

Modi, during the election campaigns in Gujarat, had asked Singh why he did not show the courage to order a surgical strike post the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, despite the readiness of the Army. "Nothing short of an apology will satisfy us", Congress leader Anand Sharma had said prior to the beginning of the Winter Session. The Congress said that it respects the sentiments expressed by the leader of the house (Jaitley). (more...)
OH teens face murder charges in I-75 sandbag death OH teens face murder charges in I-75 sandbag death
- December 27, 2017

On Dec. 19, Byrd, who is from Warren, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a auto traveling down I-75 in Toledo, when he was struck by a sandbag that had been tossed from a highway overpass. Five Clio area teens, ages 15-17, have been charged with second-degree murder in White's death. The charges now include murder and felony vehicular vandalism, police said Tuesday. (more...)
Harbaugh Says NFL Doesn't Care About Ravens With Schedule Change Harbaugh Says NFL Doesn't Care About Ravens With Schedule Change
- December 27, 2017

Despite the schedule change, Harbaugh said that he expects his team to be prepared and fully focused on Sunday, a chance to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014 on the line. Baltimore can also reach the postseason if it loses and either the Bills (8-7) or Titans (8-7) lose as well. SEASON FINALE FLEXED TO 4:25 P.M. START: The kickoff for the Ravens-Bengals game has been moved from 1 p.m.to 4:25, meaning all four games involving AFC wild-card hopefuls - Ravens-Bengals, ... (more...)

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