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Justice Ademola voluntarily retires from Federal high court bench Justice Ademola voluntarily retires from Federal high court bench
- December 07, 2017

The judge was due for his statutory retirement in March, 2018, but he suddenly turned in his letter of voluntary retirement dated December 6, 2017. The letter did not disclose the reason for the judge's decision. The letter also came at a time the National Judicial Council, which had been considering a petition sent against him, is having a two-day meeting which commenced on Wednesday. (more...)
As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines
- December 07, 2017

The North's Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday the two officials had "exchanged views on areas of common interest regarding United Nations agencies in cooperating with North Korea". North Korea's decision to hold talks with a senior United Nations official, who is also an American citizen and former USA diplomat, presents a rare opportunity for both sides to sound each other out in the increasingly isolated North Korean capital. (more...)
Merkel struggles to lure coalition partners back Merkel struggles to lure coalition partners back
- December 07, 2017

Barely more than a quarter of German Social Democrat voters have backed the idea of forming a new coalition with Angela Merkel before a party debate today about launching talks. "The SPD is needed for a just and innovative Europe", he said. The SPD will debate the idea of once again joining such a coalition at a congress on December 7-9. (more...)
Bodycam shows officer saving life of newborn baby Bodycam shows officer saving life of newborn baby
- December 07, 2017

After about a minute of compressions, Bella opened her eyes and began breathing. I know CPR, but it just went blank. A Savannah police officer is credited with saving the life of a choking infant. "Without him, she may not have been here today, so I thank God for him", Adkins told the Post. Bella's mother, Tina Adkins, and Officer Eng have since been reunited, with the grateful mother praising the officer's life-saving actions. (more...)
Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend
- December 07, 2017

And now Met Eireann are predicting icy conditions with up to 3cm of snow in some areas on Thursday and Friday. "Northwest winds will be strong and gusty". A Met Eireann forecaster revealed: "Southerly winds of 50 to 65 km/h are expected with gusts of 90 to 110km/h along coastal areas on Wednesday". A yellow "be aware" warning is in force for the southern half of Scotland and parts of the north of Northern Ireland between 6am and 6pm as well. (more...)
Nikki Haley thinks U.S. athletes could skip the Olympics Nikki Haley thinks U.S. athletes could skip the Olympics
- December 07, 2017

Those athletes, who would compete in neutral uniforms, would not see their country's flag or hear it's national anthem at the Games. "Why are our Olympians being banned from competing under the Russian flag and national symbols, if there is no state support for doping?" "Without any doubt we will not declare any kind of blockade", Putin said in televised remarks after launching his re-election campaign at an automobile factory. (more...)
Cambodians 'undermining democracy' to face visa sanctions if travelling to the US Cambodians 'undermining democracy' to face visa sanctions if travelling to the US
- December 07, 2017

Hun Sen - who has ruled the Kingdom for more than 30 years - is presiding over what many have claimed is a crackdown against political opposition ahead of elections in 2018. immigration law if the secretary concludes it would have "adverse foreign policy consequences". The European Union has raised the possibility of withdrawing trade preferences which are vital for the garment industry that accounted for well over 60 percent of Cambodia's exports previous year. (more...)
Oliver, Hoffman's war of words over sexual harassment claims Oliver, Hoffman's war of words over sexual harassment claims
- December 07, 2017

In October, Anna Hunter Graham accused Hoffman of grabbing her butt and making vulgar sexual jokes when she was a 17-year-old internon the set of Death of a Salesman in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter . From a few things you've read, you've made an incredible assumption about me. The conversation grew increasingly angry as it wore on. Eventually the audience started verbally reacting to what they were seeing; various people shouted in favor of both Hoffman and Oliver. (more...)
RIP: Shashi Kapoor dies at 79 RIP: Shashi Kapoor dies at 79
- December 07, 2017

Armaan and Adaar Jain - sons of Raj Kapoor's daughter Reema Jain - were also present. The actor was 79 and was survived by his three children- Kunal Kapoor , Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor . Shashi won a National Film Award for Best Actor in 1986 for the film " New Delhi Times" and even the Special Jury award in 1994 for the film "In Custody". (more...)
PTI seeks discussion on Trump's Jerusalem decision in NA session PTI seeks discussion on Trump's Jerusalem decision in NA session
- December 07, 2017

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari summoned the U.S. ambassador in the country to protest the shift, while powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who heads his own militia, demanded the closure of the American embassy in Baghdad and warned that "we can reach Israel through Syria". (more...)
Maccas stabbing leads police to Canning Vale crash Maccas stabbing leads police to Canning Vale crash
- December 07, 2017

One person is believed to have died and several others injured after a stabbing incident and vehicle crash in the Perth suburb of Canning Vale. Latest reports suggest that several people were stabbed in a mass brawl outside a McDonald's restaurant, and a auto crashed into passers-by close to the scene of the fight. (more...)
United Kingdom defense secretary: Brits fighting for ISIS should be destroyed United Kingdom defense secretary: Brits fighting for ISIS should be destroyed
- December 07, 2017

More than 800 United Kingdom citizens are believed to have travelled over the last few years to the region; half have returned to the country, and 130, including such high-profile figures as "Jihadi John", have been killed. There are an estimated 270 British passport holders still in Syria and Iraq fighting with Isil, and Mr Williamson's comments signal that the government is continuing with plans revealed earlier this year to assassinate British targets through drone strikes and air attacks. (more...)
Cold blast has arrived and snow chances slowly creeping up! Cold blast has arrived and snow chances slowly creeping up!
- December 07, 2017

There were some wind gusts however between 30 and 40 miles per hour. It'll be another cold day with highs in the 30s. Temperatures are in the low to mid 40s over much of Alabama this afternoon, but places like Alexander City and Auburn are only in the upper 30s with a very cold rain falling. (more...)
A Garda And Another Man Have Been Injured In A Dublin Shooting A Garda And Another Man Have Been Injured In A Dublin Shooting
- December 07, 2017

Gardaí are now at the scene of a shooting in Ballymun. Armed officers from the Emergency Response Unit had broken down the doors of the house when at least one shot was sacked at them. In the past few minutes the garda technical burea has arrived here in Ballymun on site to examine the scene. Another man, aged 18, was also shot. (more...)
Hamas says US Jerusalem embassy move would cross 'every red line' Hamas says US Jerusalem embassy move would cross 'every red line'
- December 07, 2017

The possible recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the United States will not contribute to efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Russian reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi attacks Congress, says it cashed in on Ambedkar's name PM Narendra Modi attacks Congress, says it cashed in on Ambedkar's name
- December 07, 2017

The Prime Minister said that thought-leaders and visionaries have shaped the direction of our country, at different points in time. The Prime Minister said the country was indebted to Ambedkar for his contributions to nation-building. The Prime Minister recalled Dr. Ambedkar's words, that we should make our political democracy, a social democracy as well. He said, efforts are being made to ensure that every poor has his house by 2022 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. (more...)
Emergency crews battling major industrial building fire in Burlington Emergency crews battling major industrial building fire in Burlington
- December 07, 2017

According to officials, at one point during the fire, the east wing of the building was fully engulfed in flames. "We ask that residents travel safely, as smoke is thick near the fire location and traffic is heavy", a statement released by Burlington Fire said. (more...)
In Testy Testimony, Erik Prince Denies Involvement In Sketchy Russia Dealings In Testy Testimony, Erik Prince Denies Involvement In Sketchy Russia Dealings
- December 07, 2017

During that meeting, he said, those potential customers simply "mentioned a guy who I should also meet who was also in town". Prince also said that his trip to the Seychelles, which he said was to meet with UAE officials about business opportunities, did not have anything to do with Russian Federation. (more...)
Man beaten with axe, burnt alive in Rajasthan Man beaten with axe, burnt alive in Rajasthan
- December 07, 2017

On Thursday, somebody spotted the half-burnt body of the victim in Raigar's field on Dev heritage road and informed the police. The incident is said to have occurred in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district. The brutality of the crime, that Regar filmed, has left many shocked. The victim, 50-year-old a labourer, was a native of Sayyedpur Kalichak in Malda district of West Bengal. (more...)
Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann
- December 07, 2017

Along with higher ground, counties in the north and north west are expected to be worst hit. The status yellow warning is in effect from 4pm Thursday, and remains in place until the same time on Friday. "When evening comes in, temperatures will drop and those showers will turn wintry in Donegal, north Mayo, Connemara, north Longford and north Midlands". (more...)
Flynn told a business associate Russian sanctions would be 'ripped up' Flynn told a business associate Russian sanctions would be 'ripped up'
- December 07, 2017

That's the account a whistleblower told Rep. Elijah Cummings , the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which has been investigating Flynn's role in the project. Michael Flynn reportedly told a business associate that the economic sanctions against Russian Federation would be "ripped up". Cummings said he was first contacted by the whistleblower last June, but suggested that his account had remained under wraps while Robert Mueller, the special ... (more...)
Syria government to return to Geneva talks Sunday Syria government to return to Geneva talks Sunday
- December 07, 2017

A fresh round of talks aimed at putting an end to almost seven years of bloodshed in Syria opened last week in Geneva. "It is the responsibility of the global community and the special envoy to announce to the world which party is rejecting negotiation", the chief opposition negotiator Nasr al-Hariri told reporters on Tuesday after meeting with the UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura. (more...)
Deadline for Aadhar Card linking Deadline for Aadhar Card linking
- December 07, 2017

The government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for carrying out a number of tasks. Mobile sim cards still have time to link with Aadhaar, as the deadline for mobile sim linking is February 6, 2018. Supreme Court lawyer Shyam Divan said that the deadline was going to expire and the petitioners should be heard for an interim relief. The Centre had made Aadhaar mandatory to avail various welfare schemes including PDS. (more...)
CVS Health Corp (CVS) Shares Bought by Advisor Group Inc CVS Health Corp (CVS) Shares Bought by Advisor Group Inc
- December 07, 2017

About 630,338 shares traded. It has outperformed by 38.22% the S&P500. Nwq Investment Management Company Llc decreased Cvs Health Corp (CVS) stake by 27.93% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. On Monday, May 9 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral". The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 16 by Jefferies. In recent action, CVS Health Corporation (CVS) has made a move of +6.30% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. (more...)
Self-styled prophet charged with kidnapping 2 girls
- December 07, 2017

Deputies found one of Shaffer's girls and one of Coltharp's daughters Monday evening, hidden inside plastic 50-gallon water barrels in the Lund area, which is west of Cedar City. Three of the girls were treated and released. His family believed he and 34-year-old Samuel Shafer had formed a religious cult called Knights of the Crystal Blade on the website 'The Kingdom of God or Nothing!', outlining a religious doctrine which supported polygamy and marrying children. (more...)
FIFA lifts ban on Kuwaiti football FIFA lifts ban on Kuwaiti football
- December 07, 2017

If, as seems likely, the tournament is now given the green light it will be played between Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait and Yemen. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain have pulled out of the eight-team tournament last month following a deepening row with Qatar. (more...)
Cousins' 40/22 night leads Pelicans past Nuggets, 123-114 Cousins' 40/22 night leads Pelicans past Nuggets, 123-114
- December 07, 2017

New Orleans hasn't had the services of the NBA's eighth-leading scorer for three consecutive games, but you wouldn't know it from scanning the point totals since Anthony Davis was sidelined by injury on the weekend. Whenever he's able to get back into the gym we want him around as much as possible. "It sucks it happened", Cousins said. Trading him could prove wildly unpopular with the fan base and may plunge the team into the aforementioned cellar of the league, but it may be what is ... (more...)
Lawmaker proposes during Australian same-sex marriage debate Lawmaker proposes during Australian same-sex marriage debate
- December 07, 2017

The House of Representatives is widely expected to pass the legislation on Thursday, after the bill drew broad cross-party support. The Senate passed the same legislation last week 43 votes to 12. Entsch said related amendments to bolster freedoms of speech and education rights could be debated in a separate bill next year and should not be sued to delay the reform. (more...)
Electric taxi gets approval to work across London Electric taxi gets approval to work across London
- December 07, 2017

The new cabs will cost NZ $107,508 to buy - something cabbies aren't happy about. "Better for passengers, more cost effective for drivers, it will play a major role in helping to improve air quality benefiting all Londoners", he said. "They were anxious about how long the batteries would last, where they'd be able to charge them, and how they would pay for the new £55,000 (NZ $107,508) design". (more...)
Cyclone warning was late, admits Alphons Kannanthanam Cyclone warning was late, admits Alphons Kannanthanam
- December 07, 2017

Navy helicopters have launched search operations to locate the missing fishermen. Though the Union tourism minister had earlier backed the Kerala government's contention that they had not received any prior warning about the cyclone, he later clarified that the central agencies had given necessary alerts on 28 and 29 November itself. (more...)

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