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Alabama certifies election despite last-ditch Roy Moore legal case Alabama certifies election despite last-ditch Roy Moore legal case
- December 31, 2017

The Weinstein effect dogged Moore in the weeks leading up to the vote, and his position on issues that have traditionally appealed to conservatives - in a state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years - couldn't be heard over the lingering doubts raised by the allegations. (more...)
Video shows man drive off OR pier into water to avoid cops Video shows man drive off OR pier into water to avoid cops
- December 31, 2017

Officers made contact with him about 10 a.m.as he was driving a red F-150, police said. They were told to also arrest him for a parole violation. He took off as they approached his truck to make the arrest, starting a short pursuit. "[Timofey] Erofeeff should be thankful too". After the suspect swam back, he was taken to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia before being booked into the Clatsop County Jail for investigation of criminal trespass, parole violation and reckless driving. (more...)
Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed
- December 31, 2017

The injured were rushed to a hospital and senior CRPF and state police officers reached the CRPF camp. "As per report two of our men got injured during initial intrusion from J&K Police Commando training area side". Noor Tantray alias Noor Trail, a midget militant who had jumped bail, was the main architect of all fidayeen attacks in Kashmir. "At around 2.10 a.m., the militants attacked the Lethpora camp ". (more...)
At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt
- December 31, 2017

No group has claimed responsibility for Friday's attack. Trump has promised to make protecting beleaguered Christian communities overseas a priority for his administration. Nine people were killed and another ten injured in clashes after two armed militants attacked the Church of Saint Menas, in the suburban Cairo district of Helwan, said the Health Ministry's official spokesperson Khalid Maghed. (more...)
Nepal declares ban on solo, blind and double amputee climbers from Everest Nepal declares ban on solo, blind and double amputee climbers from Everest
- December 31, 2017

A suggested upper age limit of 76 for climbers - which Nepalese alpine associations had lobbied for after the death of an 85-year-old climber in May - has not been implemented, but the government maintained the ban on climbers under 16. The report said that a record number of climbers tried to climb Everest this year. Almost 300 people have died on Mount Everest since the first ascent to the peak was made in 1953. (more...)
UNESCO 'regrets' Israel's withdrawal UNESCO 'regrets' Israel's withdrawal
- December 31, 2017

In other UN-related news, the world body's Administrative and Budgetary Committee turned down a request by a group of 77 developing countries to increase the UNRWA budget by about $5 million and to add four staff positions to the Assistance to the Palestinian People Unit of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. (more...)
Tens of thousands still without power after British Columbia ice storms Tens of thousands still without power after British Columbia ice storms
- December 31, 2017

Crews have been unable to provide an estimate for when the lights will come back on. Listeners called NEWS 1130 to report seeing trees falling on cars on Highway 1 while other drivers say they witnessed people having no choice but to drive into fallen debris. (more...)
Suspect detained after St. Petersburg supermarket blast Suspect detained after St. Petersburg supermarket blast
- December 31, 2017

Petersburg's Kondratyevsky Avenue. The Russian president also sent messages to other heads of state, including the leaders of former Soviet countries, France´s Emmanuel Macron, Germany´s Angela Merkel and Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. (more...)
Syria Says US Forces Should Leave As Contractors, Diplomats Prepare To Arrive Syria Says US Forces Should Leave As Contractors, Diplomats Prepare To Arrive
- December 31, 2017

It's less inspirational when they've lost their physical caliphate. Mattis also was asked about the threats ISIS poses in 2018 across the globe and called it "a brand threat, I think, more than anything else, that can inspire lone-wolf attacks". (more...)
Egypt says 3 militants killed in Giza shootout Egypt says 3 militants killed in Giza shootout
- December 31, 2017

Trump "condemned the attack and reiterated that the United States will continue to stand with Egypt in the face of terrorism", the White House says in a statement. That attack resulted in the killing of one security member and the injury to another, the statement reads. "They have been plotting to carry out a number of aggressive operations targeting tourist sites and vital facilities, as well as the armed forces and the police, in conjunction with the Christmas celebrations, to cause a ... (more...)
2 security guards killed at Arizona Charlie's Decatur 2 security guards killed at Arizona Charlie's Decatur
- December 31, 2017

Decatur Boulevard. Further information on the shooting, including a possible motive for the act, wasn't immediately clear. Police say it happened in a room around 6:45 a.m. Robert Plummer told reporters outside the scene of the shooting. With the police hot on his tail, the suspect shot himself in the head and is not expected to survive. (more...)
Israel withdraws from UNESCO Israel withdraws from UNESCO
- December 31, 2017

Israel's withdrawal will take effect on December 31, 2018, the same date that the USA ends its membership. Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, announced on Friday that Carmel Shama Hacohen, Israel's Ambassador to UNESCO, officially submitted a letter of withdrawal from the organization. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia Nawaz Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia
- December 31, 2017

Nawaz Sharif is expected to meet Turkish premier and Saudi Arabia's top brass. "However, they cannot save you now, nothing can save you now." claimed Dr Qadri. He said responsibilities of Model Town incident had been identified in Bagir Najfi report, adding after the report, Shahbaz Sharif must resign. Meanwhile, PTI chief Imran Khan also reiterated his support for the PAT chief on Friday, saying Model Town incident is a humanitarian issue and he will always stand by Qadri in raising voice ... (more...)
Pak used Jadhav-family meet as propaganda
- December 31, 2017

Afghanistan Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali on Saturday condemned the inhuman treatment by Pakistan to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife and said that they should not have been made victims of politics. (more...)
PDP congratulates Liberian President-elect, George Weah
- December 30, 2017

In his first public comments after his rival conceded, Weah said he was "honored to join a new generation of heads of state". He vowed to fight the types of scandals that have plagued the West African nation, saying "Those looking to cheat the Liberian people through corruption will have no place". (more...)
Trump campaign adviser told Australian diplomat Russian Federation had dirt on Clinton
- December 30, 2017

George Papadopoulos , a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told Australia's ex-foreign minister Alexander Downer that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton , information that Australia later passed on to its close ally the United States, the Times said. (more...)
'MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN' - Rainbow flag hung near Mike Pence's vacation home 'MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN' - Rainbow flag hung near Mike Pence's vacation home
- December 30, 2017

Pence once said same-sex marriage was akin to "societal collapse" and opposed a law banning discrimination against gay people in the workplace. "(The banners) were actually hung by the daughters of the couple who live in the home, and one of their girlfriends (I'm one of them!) with the full support of their parents", Shannon Slade wrote in an email to The Aspen Times . (more...)
Transgender people cleared to join United States military with proposed ban on hold Transgender people cleared to join United States military with proposed ban on hold
- December 30, 2017

The rulings came first from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and then from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He has no respect for the transgender community, and his clearly discriminatory policy was a favor to no one. Trump stated at the time that the military shouldn't "be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail". (more...)
Turkey-Russia S-400 systems contract also envisages technological cooperation Turkey-Russia S-400 systems contract also envisages technological cooperation
- December 30, 2017

The first delivery of the S-400 missile system is scheduled to be accomplished in March 2020. The two countries have been working on the arms deal for around a year. The control and the use of the systems will fully be under the control of the Turkish Armed Forces, the SSM stressed, underlining that it will be used as an independent system - meaning that it won't be interoperable with NATO's radar systems. (more...)
Fire in Manchester apartment block Fire in Manchester apartment block
- December 30, 2017

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: "We're now tackling a fire on the ninth floor of a 12-storey building on Joiner Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter". The fire service tweeted that 12 fire appliances tackled the blaze. "We could see firemen working with torches through the windows of some of the floors where there was fire, so hopefully it's being controlled", he said. (more...)
Soldier visiting NYC for holidays dies trying to save people from fire Soldier visiting NYC for holidays dies trying to save people from fire
- December 30, 2017

She first tried to call upstairs to her sister's fifth-floor apartment, and rushed back into the burning building to kick on Young's apartment door. The building, with 26 apartments, has at least six open building code violations, according to city records. (more...)
Russian security services say organizer of St Petersburg supermarket blast detained Russian security services say organizer of St Petersburg supermarket blast detained
- December 30, 2017

The suspect was not identified, nor did police provide any details about his motive. Islamic State has said it was behind the bombing of a supermarket in St Petersburg on Wednesday which left 14 people injured. Russian Federation has supported Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime against the IS militia and other rebel groups in the Syrian civil war. In the past, Russian Federation has also been repeatedly targeted by the al-Qaida network and jihadists from Chechnya. (more...)
Iranians protest against high prices in Mashhad
- December 30, 2017

Ghasemi. "Forget Syria, think of us" read the protesters' banners. "Protesters asked for clarifications on the fate of their accounts and police dealt with them with tolerance despite them having no permission to protest", the conservative Tasnim news agency reported. (more...)
Police brutality activist Erica Garner dies Police brutality activist Erica Garner dies
- December 30, 2017

Erica Garner - an activist for social justice and the eldest daughter of the man who died from a police choke hold in NY in 2014 - died on Saturday days after suffering a heart attack , according to her official Twitter account . Activist Nelini Stamp‏ wrote : "Erica is a freedom fighter". Senator Bernie Sanders, whom Erica spoke for during his presidential campaign, tweeted the following statement: "My thoughts are with Erica Garner, her family and friends in hoping that she has a full ... (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Shares Bought by Clarkston Capital Partners LLC
- December 30, 2017

Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.46 billion market cap company. It also reduced its holding in Energy Select Sector Spdr Etf (XLE) by 9,966 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,211 shares, and cut its stake in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK). (more...)

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