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Urawa beats African champion to claim fifth at Club World Cup Urawa beats African champion to claim fifth at Club World Cup
- December 13, 2017

Urawa, which went down 1-0 to Al Jazira in a quarterfinal clash last weekend, ended its second Club World Cup appearance in fifth place. Honda played the full 90 minutes for the Mexican side for the second straight game, but a 95th minute strike from substitute Everton saw Gremio lock up a match with the victor of Wednesday's semifinal between Real Madrid and Al Jazira. (more...)
Akshay Kumar Drops A Hint About The Film's Trailer — Padman New Poster Akshay Kumar Drops A Hint About The Film's Trailer — Padman New Poster
- December 13, 2017

They both pose as husband and wife and look like a flawless happy couple in the poster. "Find out how. #PadMan, this Republic Day, 26.01.18 @PadManTheFilm @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki". Meanwhile, Akshay has also wrapped his other film Gold just the past weekend. The lady was so inspired by the story of Arunachalam that she wrote about him in her book, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel Makes Another Emotional Plea For Children's Health Care Jimmy Kimmel Makes Another Emotional Plea For Children's Health Care
- December 13, 2017

Billy was born with heart defects that required open heart surgery immediately after his birth, followed by this most recent surgery. Jimmy said. Sure enough, Billy looked perfectly healthy during his highly anticipated TV debut, adorably gurgling and looking out at the audience with curiosity. (more...)
Fireworks, Handshakes And Garlands Welcome Rahul Gandhi At His Delhi Residence
- December 13, 2017

Besides, the 71-year-old Sonia will also continue to hold the post of chairman of the United Progressive Alliance and deal with friendly parties. Led by the J&K Congress chief G A Mir, Congress workers assembled at the Shahidi Chowk headquarters and celebrated the unopposed election of Rahul Gandhi . (more...)
AirAsia names new CEO for Malaysia-based operations AirAsia names new CEO for Malaysia-based operations
- December 13, 2017

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes made the announcement of this and other senior appointments at a press conference today. Refuting allegations that Aireen would be leaving the airline, AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said Aireen was promoted to deputy group CEO in charge of digital, transformation and corporate services. (more...)
Window from U.S. military chopper likely fell onto school in Japan's Okinawa Window from U.S. military chopper likely fell onto school in Japan's Okinawa
- December 13, 2017

A student was slightly injured by small stones that were scattered by the impact when the object fell on the playground of the school in the city of Ginowan, located just next to U.S. On Dec. 7, a small cylindrical object crashed onto the roof of the Midorigaoka nursery school from a USA military helicopter. Founders of No Helipad Takae Resident Society of Okinawa discuss their organization's USA militarization resistance efforts during a public forum at the UOG Lecture Hall on October 24, ... (more...)
What Politicians Are Saying About 'Pope' Dan Johnson What Politicians Are Saying About 'Pope' Dan Johnson
- December 13, 2017

Whether it's a special election or the planned 2018 election, Belcher says she'll be running for the 49th district seat she held before being unseated by Johnson. "We hope the relevant law enforcement agencies took this matter seriously when it was initially investigated, and that follow-up steps are being taken to ensure nothing was missed that might materially change the course of the case". (more...)
Police arrest 3 after man thrown off Shelton-Derby Bridge Police arrest 3 after man thrown off Shelton-Derby Bridge
- December 13, 2017

The victim and his brother tried to see if Hannum was okay, and then tried to walk away. She allegedly told police she was on the bridge at the time of the incident, but denied Rottjer had thrown the victim off the bridge. "I did it", he reportedly said. There were also several pictures of Rottjer on the phone, one of which showed him wearing the same jacket he was allegedly wearing during the fight on the bridge. (more...)
Seaplane ride: Omar says PM violated security guidelines Seaplane ride: Omar says PM violated security guidelines
- December 13, 2017

Narendra Modi's much-hyped seaplane ride came on the last day of the campaign for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly election which is scheduled to take place on Thursday. "All this is for 125 crore Indians". John Goulet, the seaplane's Canadian pilot, called Modi a "very good passenger ". Developing these aircrafts for the citizens might ease water and air travel. (more...)
Irish border lives, livelihoods hinge on Brexit Irish border lives, livelihoods hinge on Brexit
- December 13, 2017

Relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic are at their lowest ebb in 25 years thanks to Dublin's "arrogant" approach to the Brexit talks, a senior DUP MP has warned. There's been deep concern in Northern Ireland that the government in London would create customs checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K. (more...)
Jeff Merkley says Donald Trump should be held accountable for harassment claims Jeff Merkley says Donald Trump should be held accountable for harassment claims
- December 13, 2017

Al Franken losing their jobs over misconduct allegations, a couple of high-profile Democratic senators suggested that the president should do the same. Though the allegations emerged in the final weeks of last year's campaign, Trump went on to win the presidency. A recent piece from the Atlantic highlights the 19 women who have accused Trump of misconduct, stretching as far back as 1989, with the most recent report from 2013. (more...)
Delhi govt proposes to bear treatment cost of road accident Delhi govt proposes to bear treatment cost of road accident
- December 13, 2017

The Delhi government has approved its " accident victim" scheme under which the AAP government will provide emergency care and medical treatment to victims of fire incidents, road accidents and acid attacks free of cost once he or she is admitted to a hospital. (more...)
Bermuda is going to re-ban same-sex marriage Bermuda is going to re-ban same-sex marriage
- December 13, 2017

Same-sex marriage in the country was passed in May after Bermudian Winston Godwin and Canadian Greg DeRoche won their right to marry in the county's Supreme Court, according to PinkNews . "I don't like to accept that it is OK for us to treat our sisters and brothers differently, whether fair or unfair, to treat them differently under similar circumstances", she noted. (more...)
Security Guard Stabbed in First Terror Attack Since Trump Jerusalem Decision Security Guard Stabbed in First Terror Attack Since Trump Jerusalem Decision
- December 13, 2017

Protests have continued four days after the president's speech with demonstrations on Sunday outside US embassies in Beirut, Lebanon, and Jakarta, Indonesisa, where both countries have a majority of Muslims. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb had rejected a request from the United States for Pence to meet him on 20 December at Al-Azhar, the mosque said in a statement , adding that Trump must reverse his decision on Jerusalem. (more...)
Britain unveils Brexit for animals plan Britain unveils Brexit for animals plan
- December 13, 2017

Conservative Members of Parliament voted against recognizing animals as sentient beings in November, leading to condemnation that now seems to have reversed the government's policy. "Vets have been clear in our calls that the duty on the state to have due regard for animal welfare - as captured in Article 13 of the EU Lisbon Treaty - must be enshrined in United Kingdom law". (more...)
'Tension on Korean peninsula world's most risky security issue' 'Tension on Korean peninsula world's most risky security issue'
- December 13, 2017

Mr. Feltman had a series of meetings with H.E. Mr. RI Yong Ho, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Mr. PAK Myong Guk, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, of the DPRK . Chinese Deputy Ambassador Wu Haitao said the council's discussion of rights abuses in North Korea was " counterproductive " at a time when tensions are running high on the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Higher than normal voter turnout expected in Alabama Senate race Higher than normal voter turnout expected in Alabama Senate race
- December 13, 2017

Hours after Shaul's decision - and less than 24 hours before the polls opened - the Alabama Supreme Court stayed the injunction, effectively nullifying it. Courts shouldn't tell state officials how to conduct their duties. "We don't comment on lawsuits", Merrill said. The state's brief shows how far Alabama's red-run state government will go to obstruct the best practices to verify Tuesday's count. (more...)
Congress opens joint session on martial law extension Congress opens joint session on martial law extension
- December 13, 2017

Officials from the executive , including the security sector, defend their request for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao . "This request for further extension of martial law is amply supported by facts available to the President as Commander-in-Chief", Calida said. (more...)
Cuomo, Puerto Rico governor talk about fixing island's power Cuomo, Puerto Rico governor talk about fixing island's power
- December 13, 2017

It's based in part on the experiences of USA states following damaging storms on the mainland. Cuomo and Rossello detailed the plan Monday. One eight-year-old boy is bringing much-needed Christmas cheer to children in the hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico . (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents called Trump an 'idiot' during presidential race Federal Bureau of Investigation agents called Trump an 'idiot' during presidential race
- December 13, 2017

The matter is now an ongoing investigation by the inspector general's office, the FBI said . Among many other comments, the two called Trump "an idiot". Page responds, "Trump? Yes, I think so". Beyond the name-calling, the two also expressed their strong distaste for the Republican nominee in longer messages. (more...)
Local, Federal Investigators Look Into Fatal Iowa School Bus Fire Local, Federal Investigators Look Into Fatal Iowa School Bus Fire
- December 13, 2017

However, grief counselors from the Green Hills Area Education Agency would be at the school, Lane Plugge, chief administrator of the organization said. The fire on the Riverside Community School District bus was reported shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday southeast of Oakland, Iowa. Authorities say Hendricks and Klindt were the only two occupants of the bus when the fire occurred. (more...)
Russian Federation temporarily shuts, evacuates Yemen embassy Russian Federation temporarily shuts, evacuates Yemen embassy
- December 13, 2017

Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen , raised the alarm on Monday, adding that though a Saudi-led coalition blockade had been slightly eased, the situation in the Arab country remained dire. Millions of Yemenis are struggling with hunger and disease, including the worst cholera epidemic on record, which has infected about one million people. (more...)
Binyamin Netanyahu Rips Turkey's Erdoğan a New One Binyamin Netanyahu Rips Turkey's Erdoğan a New One
- December 13, 2017

Several people reported temporary breathing problems as a result of being hit with tear gas, Lebanese television LBC said. There was no immediate comment from security forces. Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state. (more...)
Merriam-Webster Chooses 'Feminism' As 2017 Word Of The Year Merriam-Webster Chooses 'Feminism' As 2017 Word Of The Year
- December 13, 2017

Searches rose following the Women's March on Washington and other United States cities on January 21, the day after Trump was sworn in as president, the dictionary said Tuesday. " Complicit " which means "helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way" was also a top lookup throughout the year, driven primarily by politics - and " Saturday Night Live ". (more...)
MI police open investigation after girl, 11, held at gunpoint, cuffed MI police open investigation after girl, 11, held at gunpoint, cuffed
- December 13, 2017

The Grand Rapids Police Department said an internal investigation sparked by concern from the family was started the day after the incident. The Grand Rapids Police Department says officers detained the women and Honestie because it had not been determined if any of them were the suspect and officers didn't know if they were armed. (more...)
Almost 60 Countries Meeting In Paris To Talk Climate Change Almost 60 Countries Meeting In Paris To Talk Climate Change
- December 13, 2017

Leaders from almost 60 countries are meeting in Paris Tuesday for the One Planet Summit on fighting climate change. President Buhari signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the United Nations general assembly in NY on September 22, 2016. (more...)
Trump Jr's lawyer asks House Intel committee to probe interview leaks Trump Jr's lawyer asks House Intel committee to probe interview leaks
- December 13, 2017

Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, appeared before the committee in a closed session December 6 as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The letter says that Trump Jr. and his attorneys were promised that the interview would be "kept strictly confidential and not discussed publicly unless and until the full committee voted to release the transcript". (more...)
United States willing to begin direct talks with North Korea without preconditions: Tillerson United States willing to begin direct talks with North Korea without preconditions: Tillerson
- December 13, 2017

The Trump administration has held a series of high-level dialogues with Beijing this year, and USA and Chinese generals held rare talks in late November about how the two militaries might communicate in a crisis although US officials said the dialogue wasn't centered on North Korea. (more...)
Jared, Ivanka, and Melania All Managed to Botch Their Absentee Voting Ballots Jared, Ivanka, and Melania All Managed to Botch Their Absentee Voting Ballots
- December 13, 2017

The votes cast by First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump in last month's NY mayoral election were tossed out after the president's wife and eldest daughter made mistakes in their absentee ballots, NBC News reported Tuesday. Mail or deliver your ballot to your borough Board of Elections office". The president's daughter, Ivanka didn't get her vote counted. The report also notes that Trump himself sent in a ballot, and although New York officials initially told The New York Daily ... (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years North Atlantic Treaty Organisation prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years
- December 13, 2017

The Norwegian national said on Twitter he felt "honored and grateful" that all of the 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies chose to extend his term in the position, which he has held since 2014. "He not only did a great job of modernizing NATO and adapting its structures to the changing security situation", said Ms. von der Leyen, while Gabriel added that Stoltenberg had led the alliance "in a hard phase successfully and with a clear compass", speaking both about tensions with ... (more...)

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