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Jailed pro-Kurdish party leader's trial opens in Turkey
- December 07, 2017

Prosecutors are seeking a total of 142 years in prison for Peoples' Democracy Party - or HDP - co-chairman Selahattin Demirtas. The HDP co-chair is accused of a "leading a terrorist organization", "inciting hate and crime in public" and "campaigning for a terrorist organization". (more...)
Zardari puts weight behind PAT's demand of CM Shahbaz's resignation Zardari puts weight behind PAT's demand of CM Shahbaz's resignation
- December 07, 2017

Taking his turn, Asif Ali Zardari said, "Enough is enough, Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz must resign". On the other hand, Tahirul Qadri stated that murderers and those who planned the massacre have been exposed in the Justice Baqir Najfi commission report . (more...)
White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
- December 07, 2017

Sanders was walking off the podium after declaring a wrap on the briefing when she did an about face, returning to podium. Sanders called the questions about Trump's health "frankly, pretty ridiculous". Trump's typical order from McDonald's, Lewandowski wrote, consisted of "two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish and a chocolate malt". Trump made his most recent health records public by releasing a one-page report during an appearance on the "Dr. (more...)
Pedestrians hit in Lower Manhattan crash Pedestrians hit in Lower Manhattan crash
- December 07, 2017

Police said none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. Further details were not immediately available. The incident took place in the area of Broadway and Liberty Street in Tribeca, according to the New York City Police Department . (more...)
Remains positively ID'd as missing North Carolina girl Mariah Woods Remains positively ID'd as missing North Carolina girl Mariah Woods
- December 07, 2017

Fox 8 reported that the autopsy results will be critical in determining how the girl died and who, if anyone, should be charged with her death. He also hit "both the [boys] with a belt" that caused a bloody nose to one of them, according to court documents provided to Jacksonville Daily News by Mariah's biological father, Alex Woods. (more...)
Turkey detains 17 for 'providing USA with information' for Zarrab case Turkey detains 17 for 'providing USA with information' for Zarrab case
- December 07, 2017

Zarrab previously testified under questioning by a prosecutor that he worked with Halkbank from 2012 to 2016 to help Iran spend its oil and gas revenue overseas using fraudulent gold and food transactions. Turkish authorities have detained 17 people linked to Zarrab in an investigation launched after he cooperated with US authorities and agreed to testify in the case. (more...)
Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley
- December 07, 2017

Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr . has been fired by Morgan Stanley amid allegations of misconduct, according to a report from the Huffington Post . One woman heard from Ford's accuser the night of the incident and described her as "distraught, shocked, and frightened", and said that she was concerned about any career ramifications should she report the incident. (more...)
29 horses burn to death at ranch destroyed by Creek Fire 29 horses burn to death at ranch destroyed by Creek Fire
- December 07, 2017

The Padilla family, who has lived on a hill near Little Tujunga Canyon Road in Sylmar for 20 years, surveyed their charred property Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Times . The 210 interchange with the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway was also closed. According to Curbed LA , the fire prompted mandatory evacuations throughout the area. (more...)
Some Nigerians in Libya not willing to return - minister Some Nigerians in Libya not willing to return - minister
- December 07, 2017

He also confirmed that four of the returnees had medical cases and were promptly taken away on an ambulance for treatment. NAN reports that another set of 144 Nigerians had arrived on Tuesday at about 6.45 p.m. Onyeama disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided by Yemi Osinbajo. "The fact that the coast guards at the Mediterranean Sea are professionally trained and well-funded by the European Union, they have captured many people who ... (more...)
SNOW AND ICE warning upgraded by Met Éireann SNOW AND ICE warning upgraded by Met Éireann
- December 07, 2017

Despite a number of clickbait articles about risks of snow this evening, this area is likely to avoid any snowfall this evening. A status yellow wind warning will also be hitting Donegal , as well as other Western counties including Galway, Leitrim , Mayo , Sligo, Clare and Kerry. (more...)
Pakistan expresses concern over Trump plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital Pakistan expresses concern over Trump plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital
- December 07, 2017

It called for an emergency summit of the organization's leaders in Istanbul on December 12 and 13, to discuss the repercussions of the declaration and to formulate a unified Islamic position regarding the "dangerous escalation". Protesters burn a picture of US President Donald Trump at a protest following his announcement that he has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (more...)
Thomas Fire Burns Ventura Apartment Complex To Ground Thomas Fire Burns Ventura Apartment Complex To Ground
- December 07, 2017

Santa Barbara City College said it would close Thursday, including its Wake and Schott Campuses, Cometology Building and Child Care Center. The Thomas Fire has burned 96,000 acres with 5 percent containment on the third day of battling the blaze that's now burning its way into the Los Padres National Forest. (more...)
Parents of Tampa killing spree suspect won't answer questions Parents of Tampa killing spree suspect won't answer questions
- December 07, 2017

Jay Pruner, an assistant state attorney, office said prosecutors need to speak with the parents in order to conduct a "thorough investigation'". Fernandez said, "They are seeking information to kill their son and nothing good can come out of this". (more...)
Carbon monoxide leak kills 1, injures others at SF building Carbon monoxide leak kills 1, injures others at SF building
- December 07, 2017

Two residents on the lower level were also impacted by the carbon monoxide. "They were also experiencing symptoms of Carbon dioxide exposure so they called 911". The elderly man could not be revived while the elderly woman was transported to St. Francis Hospital to be treated in the facility's hyperbaric chamber. (more...)
Dollar General outperforms in Q3 Dollar General outperforms in Q3
- December 07, 2017

The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $90.69. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Dollar General Corp . Commonwealth Equity Services has 0% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 9,852 shares. Nomura owns 19,941 shares. The Ontario - Canada-based Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. (more...)
Heisman Trophy finalists announced: Mayfield, Jackson, Love named Heisman Trophy finalists announced: Mayfield, Jackson, Love named
- December 07, 2017

The Heisman has been naming finalists and bringing them to NY for the presentation since 1982. It was renamed the Heisman Trophy in 1936 to honor John Heisman, the club's athletic director and a football pioneer. For the second consecutive season he threw for over 3,000 yards and added another 1,000 yards on the ground. Love showcased his talent to the country in Stanford's opener when he ran over Rice for 180 yards and a touchdown in Australia. (more...)
House approves Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act House approves Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
- December 07, 2017

The bill's proponents say the gun owners' licenses should be honored the same way that a driver's license in one state is honored in other states. "Then Jordan's fingers stopped holding mine", she said. But she blasted Republicans for including the measure in a "horrible bill " that she said will overturn tough gun laws in states such as CT and ensure that "the lowest common denominator would reign for the entire country". (more...)
Ryanair pilots in Italy set to go on strike
- December 07, 2017

In a memo to captains and first officers in Dublin, the Irish airline said it would freeze promotions, cut cash allowances and move pilots to different bases if they supported industrial action during ballots being held this week. Pilots at a number of bases - including Dublin, London Stansted and Madrid - have rejected proposals from management around pay and conditions. A spokesman said it did not believe the Italian pilots would actually strike. (more...)
Singapore Airlines changed USA route because of North Korean missiles Singapore Airlines changed USA route because of North Korean missiles
- December 07, 2017

The airline changed the route back in July after a previous North Korean missile test, according to CNN Money . The closest shave was on Nov 29, where crew on at least three commercial flights from Korean Air and Cathay Pacific reportedly saw the North Korean missile in the air before it blew up near their location. (more...)
NAACP tells Trump to skip museum trip NAACP tells Trump to skip museum trip
- December 07, 2017

Dr. Amos Brown, NAACP Board member, San Francisco Branch President and native of Jackson , Mississippi agrees that the President should stay away from the museum's opening. He's calling Trump's planned attendance "an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement". Haley Barbour and William Winter. Representative Bennie Thompson of District 2 released a statement regarding news of Trumps invitation. (more...)
IAF says its F-35 stealth fighter jets fully operational IAF says its F-35 stealth fighter jets fully operational
- December 07, 2017

F-35 fighter jets fly over Israel in an undated photograph. The F-35 is the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program, estimated to cost almost $400 billion. The stealth fighters are operated by the air force's Golden Eagle Squadron, based in the Nevatim Air Base in central Israel. "I am confident in the division's capability to reach operational preparedness and feel that the pressure is positive and healthy". (more...)
Shooter down, 2 people shot at New Mexico high school Shooter down, 2 people shot at New Mexico high school
- December 07, 2017

The Bloomfield Police Department is asking parents to stay away from the school until further notice. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook that Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated. (more...)
Czech PM wants European Union to withdraw migrants lawsuit Czech PM wants European Union to withdraw migrants lawsuit
- December 07, 2017

The commission, the EU's executive body, accused the three countries of "non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation". However, the Czech Republic has accepted only 12 of the 2,000 asylum-seekers it had been designated, while Hungary and Poland have received none. (more...)
USA to maintain Russian Federation sanctions until it withdraws from Ukraine, Tillerson says USA to maintain Russian Federation sanctions until it withdraws from Ukraine, Tillerson says
- December 07, 2017

Moscow faces widespread allegations that it interfered in the USA presidential election and was behind a wave of destructive global hacking attacks. "Russia's aggression in Ukraine remains the biggest threat to European security", he said on Wednesday. (more...)
8000 strangers buy crumbling castle in France 8000 strangers buy crumbling castle in France
- December 07, 2017

According to the BBC , which has breathtaking drone video of the castle , thousands of people have donated at least $61 each to buy a future for it. But you know, that's just the reality of owning a sick piece of 13th-century architecture surrounded by stunning countryside and a attractive moat. (more...)
Former Governor Phil Bredesen Announces US Senate Run
- December 07, 2017

Bredesen said back in October that he had been mulling an entry into the race after several people urged him to reconsider his initial statements that he had no interest in running. Phil Bredesen (D) will run for Senate, according to two local newspapers , giving Democrats a heavy-hitting candidate for long-shot seat. U.S. Rep. (more...)
Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting
- December 07, 2017

Michael Slager (right) walks from the Charleston following a mistrial past year. The former North Charleston officer faces a possible life sentence, although federal officials have recommended far less. "He was not in a frenzy", Fishman said. Wednesday's hearing began with the prosecution cross examining forensic psychiatrist Charles Morgan III. Morgan said he felt that Slager had an above-average tolerance for stress and didn't diagnose him with any disorder related to memory loss. (more...)
Kumbh Mela on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage Kumbh Mela on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage
- December 07, 2017

About 2 million pizza enthusiasts had signed a petition to support Naples' application - while the head of the Association of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli had promised to give our gratis grub if the culinary tradition made the grade. The art, which promotes solidarity among women, is handed down through observation. Iran nominated Chogan, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling, while Bangladesh submitted its traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of Sylhet. (more...)
Patagonia Is Firing Right At The President For Reducing National Monuments Patagonia Is Firing Right At The President For Reducing National Monuments
- December 07, 2017

The Antiquities Act does not, however, grant presidents the authority to diminish or rescind the monument designations of their predecessors. "And guess what? They're wrong", Trump said when he announced his decision Monday. Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit hours after Trump's speech Monday. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. Former President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears as a national monument last December over the objections of Utah's Republican political leadership. (more...)
Nepal votes in final round of historic polls Nepal votes in final round of historic polls
- December 07, 2017

The voting, which began at 7 AM and closed at 5 PM, was by-and-large peaceful except some minor incidents of violence, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasadi Yadav said. The House of Representatives consists of 275 members. The EC has arranged three sets of ballot papers-green for first-past-the-post (FPTP) candidates for the federal parliament, black for the FPTP candidates for provincial assemblies and light red for proportional representation (PR) system for both the federal ... (more...)

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