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Historic Test series: India to host Afghanistan for the first-time ever Historic Test series: India to host Afghanistan for the first-time ever
- December 12, 2017

After India's full series in South Africa and England in 2018, it has been proposed to play a home series against South Africa (October-November, 3 Tests, 5 ODIs, 1 T20I). India now top the ICC Test rankings and have beaten Afghanistan in each of the three limited-overs fixtures between the sides. Former Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput hailed the decision taken by the Indian cricket board to host the newcomers in their debut Test. (more...)
Winter weather advisory extended to metro Detroit, southeast MI Winter weather advisory extended to metro Detroit, southeast MI
- December 12, 2017

The first snow will come tonight through midday Tuesday as a fast-moving clipper crosses through Upstate New York. "Travel will be very hard to impossible, including during the commute on Tuesday and Wednesday", the weather service said . (more...)
Met Office Issues Ice Warning For Isle Of Wight Met Office Issues Ice Warning For Isle Of Wight
- December 12, 2017

There will probably be icy stretches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some injuries possible from slips and falls. "Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer and more hard journeys". Forecasts have warned the sub zero temperatures will remain in some rural locations where there has been snow, with the possibility of it falling to as low as -15C in some areas - with even the cities getting below freezing. (more...)
Signup surge may cause issues in final days of open enrollment Signup surge may cause issues in final days of open enrollment
- December 12, 2017

Throughout Open Enrollment, the Health Connector is providing full outreach and support services to MA residents as it has in past years. Sen. Tom Carper said there is a pending request for the federal government to extend Delaware's enrollment period. (more...)
Cameroon detains US-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary Cameroon detains US-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary
- December 12, 2017

As WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported, professor Patrice Nganang was arrested while visiting family in the country where he was born. LOME, Togo, December 11, 2017-Cameroonian authorities detained Patrice Nganang , a Cameroonian-American academic and columnist, as he attempted to fly to Zimbabwe from Douala on December 6, according to his lawyer and media reports. (more...)
Johnson to satisfy Iranian president on second day of talks Johnson to satisfy Iranian president on second day of talks
- December 12, 2017

Johnson and Zarif discussed an Iranian law under which prisoners can be released after a third of their sentence. The Foreign Secretary met with President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday to cap-off a whistle-stop diplomacy drive on behalf of Nazanin, jailed in April on trumped-up spying charges. (more...)
Keir Starmer: Labour backs 'easy' movement of European Union migrants Keir Starmer: Labour backs 'easy' movement of European Union migrants
- December 12, 2017

Sir Keir Starmer gave the most detailed account yet of Labour's stance as he hinted that the party could back a second referendum on relations with the EU. He said: "The logic of the position Keir was taking yesterday.is that we should go for full membership of the single market and customs union in the long term". (more...)
Malaysian army 'ready to perform its duty' towards Palestinians Malaysian army 'ready to perform its duty' towards Palestinians
- December 12, 2017

Hussein termed USA decision of moving embassy to Jerusalem "a slap on the face of Muslims". Trump's announcement last week that the USA would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem was a "slap in the face for the entire Muslim world", Hishammuddin said and added Malaysia "should be prepared to face any actuality". (more...)
Renewed calls for Sam Dastyari to be removed from Parliament Renewed calls for Sam Dastyari to be removed from Parliament
- December 12, 2017

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari has announced his resignation from the Senate following a tumultuous week in Canberra. Cabinet minister Peter Dutton again claimed Senator Dastyari was a " double agent " - a description Labor frontbencher Tony Burke labelled a pathetic "overreach". (more...)
Britain and European Union reach Brexit breakthrough Britain and European Union reach Brexit breakthrough
- December 12, 2017

The breakthrough came after Mrs May rushed to Brussels before dawn with an offer for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: a financial settlement, an agreement on Europeans living in Britain and a solution for keeping open the border that divides the island of Ireland after the split. (more...)
4-year-old reads 100 books; parents stream it live 4-year-old reads 100 books; parents stream it live
- December 12, 2017

When Caleb first told his parents about his goal, they scoured their bookshelves. They chose to live stream it and got a couple thousand views. The post got a couple thousand views from people as far away as Florida. "I like to read, and I want to read some more like my sister", Caleb told WLS. "My name is Caleb, and I read 100 books last night", Caleb Green said. (more...)
Bali jailbreak: USA inmate escapes notorious Kerobokan prison
- December 12, 2017

The Californian was arrested in August at a post office, carrying a package containing 5.7 grams of hashish, The Associated Press reported. He escaped with another USA citizen, 57-year-old Paul Anthony Hoffman, who was serving a 20-month sentence for robbery. (more...)
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi film production date revealed, according to reports Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi film production date revealed, according to reports
- December 12, 2017

Reports now state the film, with the working title Joshua Tree , is expected to roll into production at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom in January 2019. It remains to be seen if it would shoot for the May release date as other Star Wars films attempted. Fans clamoring for news on the next anthology film set in the Star Wars universe can take solace knowing that a spinoff based on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the works, and now we have an idea of when it will be in theaters. (more...)
Wildfires Are The 'New Reality' For California, Gov. Brown Warns Wildfires Are The 'New Reality' For California, Gov. Brown Warns
- December 12, 2017

As the fires are not over yet, there are people who do not even know if they lost their homes or businesses and did not activate their insurance. Voluntary evacuation orders have been issued for areas east of San Ysidro to the county line, and south of Highway 192 to the ocean. (more...)
Texas A&M to hire Memphis' Darrell Dickey as OC Texas A&M to hire Memphis' Darrell Dickey as OC
- December 12, 2017

Dickey has been with Memphis as OC since 2012. Prior to his time at Memphis, Dickey spent time coaching both in the SEC and in Texas, including serving as a graduate assistant under Jackie Sherrill at Texas A&M in 1985. Dickey did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment on his departure. He was also the head coach at North Texas from 1998-2006 and posted a 42-64 overall record there. (more...)
Hearings about the future of the Plant Vogtle Project continue Hearings about the future of the Plant Vogtle Project continue
- December 12, 2017

PSC chairman Stan Wise on December 1 asked Georgia Power , the project's lead utility, about how changes in corporate tax law could affect the project. "There's no way people should be paying for a project that's over budget and past its deadline", said Erin Glynn, Nuclear Watch South. The Southern Company subsidiary Southern Nuclear now operates the existing two units at the Vogtle nuclear plant. (more...)
Agencies Warn of Phony Computer Tech Support Groups Taking Advantage of Shoppers Agencies Warn of Phony Computer Tech Support Groups Taking Advantage of Shoppers
- December 12, 2017

Her best advice to consumers is to stop and take a breath before you do anything. In most cases, the technician will fix nothing but may spend as much as an hour nosing around the computer, looking for sensitive information and inserting malware to continue to monitor the user's activity. (more...)
Michigan region faces hepatitis A outbreak Michigan region faces hepatitis A outbreak
- December 12, 2017

New cases of hepatitis A continue to pop up across MI, leading people to take extra precautions. "We're continuing to see new cases nearly every day so it is a concern", said Macomb County Health Department Director Bill Ridella. Hepatitis A can be prevented if a vaccine is given within two weeks of exposure. Hepatitis A affects the liver. Hepatitis A spreads "from person to person by swallowing something that is contaminated with feces, from someone who is infected with hepatitis A (for ... (more...)
Witcher Netflix series reportedly helmed by Daredevil and Defenders lady
- December 12, 2017

It has been a while since we've had an update on the show's progress, but that changed over the weekend. Hissrich will also serve as executive producer for the fantasy TV series Netflix announced in May. If that doesn't sound familiar to you, we've got some information. Considering that The Witcher focuses not only on metahumans and weird monsters but also a good bit of politics, Hissrich sounds like the flawless sort of person to run the Witcher series, even if we don't yet know who ... (more...)
Kolkata hotel authorities prepare customised suite for Diego Maradona Kolkata hotel authorities prepare customised suite for Diego Maradona
- December 12, 2017

The former Argentina worldwide has become something of an icon in the football-mad city after an original visit in 2008, during which thousands of fans packed into the airport to catch a glimpse of one of the game's greats. "It's awesome to have my statue here", the 1986 World Cup victor said. Maradona has a host of events lined up in his three-day trip but the Argentine legend was said to be keen on visiting the Mother House tomorrow morning, something which was not part of the original plan. (more...)
Jordan MPs to review peace treaty, agreements with Israel Jordan MPs to review peace treaty, agreements with Israel
- December 12, 2017

Although it will not put the peace in jeopardy, since matters of foreign policy are mostly decided by Jordan's Royal court rather than parliament, it was an indication of popular sentiment. Israel believes he acted in self-defense. Jordan has a special stake in Jerusalem. According to the memo Israel has violated global laws and United Nations resolutions, and attacked the Hashemite Custodianship of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem imposing Israeli sovereignty over Al-Aqsa Mosque. (more...)
Better Business Bureau Warning About Computer Tech Support Scams Better Business Bureau Warning About Computer Tech Support Scams
- December 12, 2017

In most cases, the technician will fix nothing but may spend as much as an hour nosing around the computer, looking for sensitive information and inserting malware to continue to monitor the user's activity. The Microsoft Corporation reports that it receives more than 12,000 complaints every month about the scams. Victims can report it to BBB Scam Tracker. (more...)
Charles Jenkins, US soldier who defected to North Korea, dies at 77 Charles Jenkins, US soldier who defected to North Korea, dies at 77
- December 12, 2017

Jenkins and the couple's daughters came to Japan in 2004. Their 34-year-old daughter Mika lives at home and teaches at a nearby kindergarten, while 32-year-old Brinda lives on the closest mainland city, Niigata. He pleaded guilty to desertion and aiding the enemy and was dishonorably discharged and sentenced to 25 days in a US military jail in Japan. In the USA, however, some regarded Jenkins as a traitor after details emerged of his defection to the communist North in 1965, at the height of ... (more...)
Hizballah: 'Israel will be destroyed after Trump's Jerusalem move' Hizballah: 'Israel will be destroyed after Trump's Jerusalem move'
- December 12, 2017

The Iranian-backed militant group is believed to have a massive arsenal of rockets capable of hitting much of Israel's territory, and its battle-hardened fighters played a key role in turning the tide of Syria's civil war in favor of President Bashar Assad. (more...)
Korea, China Not to Issue Joint Statement After Leaders' Summit Korea, China Not to Issue Joint Statement After Leaders' Summit
- December 12, 2017

In an interview broadcast by China Central Television yesterday ahead of his first state visit to China on December 13, South Korean President Moon Jae-in claimed that THAAD will not undermine China's security interests. Joint efforts by China and South Korea could have "good results" if they work together to bring North Korea to the negotiating table, he added. North Korea last month test-launched what it called its most advanced ICBM in defiance of global sanctions and condemnation as it ... (more...)
Supreme Court will hear Maryland gerrymandering case Supreme Court will hear Maryland gerrymandering case
- December 12, 2017

Benisek asked the Supreme Court to weigh in, and the Supreme Court agreed Friday. It means the court will accept full briefings and arguments in the case and issue a decision by June. The outcome of this case could essentially overhaul the American election process. The Pennsylvania cases are proceeding as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to set new standards for drawing political district lines. (more...)
Oil Prices Rise on Pipeline Shutdown Announcement Oil Prices Rise on Pipeline Shutdown Announcement
- December 12, 2017

Brent crude futures LCOc1, the worldwide benchmark for oil prices, were at $65.07 a barrel at 0211 GMT, up 37 cents, or 0.6 percent from their last close. During the weekend, Kuwait's oil minister suggested that an exit from the supply-cut agreement would be studied before June. Gains from the cuts could also be undermined by rising output from the United States, which is not participating in the deal to withhold production. (more...)
Human rights situation improves: United Nations chief Human rights situation improves: United Nations chief
- December 12, 2017

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) assessed Colombia in September 2017 and noted in its concluding observations the lack of guarantees for the application of human rights due diligence by companies; the need to comply with ILO Convention 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples; and the need to guarantee the full functioning of mechanisms and registers established for land restitution. (more...)
Chinese rocket succesfully launches Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1 Chinese rocket succesfully launches Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1
- December 12, 2017

For the next week, Alcomsat 1 will maneuver to its orbital position at 24.8 degrees west. ASAL engineers will spend the next three to six months conducting post-deployment and in-orbit test phases before the satellite enters full service, ASAL stated. (more...)
Rocket Lab Aborts Test Launch Seconds Before Liftoff Rocket Lab Aborts Test Launch Seconds Before Liftoff
- December 12, 2017

A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. Gillies said the computer can hold a launch at any point up to the release of the launch pad's hold-down clamps, which is programmed to occur a few seconds after engine start. (more...)

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