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Unconscious man on subway tracks rescued in frantic effort, video shows Unconscious man on subway tracks rescued in frantic effort, video shows
- December 15, 2017

In cellphone video of the incident, daycare worker Liliana Vincente can be heard screaming, "please help him!" Watch the full video here: The woman who took that video, Liliana Vicente, says she was frantic. I was going to see that awful (event) where maybe (something worse could have happened)'. "He didn't even realize he's unconscious". "I think there are still kind people here in this world", she said. (more...)
USA and Saudi Arabia arms in ISIS hands? USA and Saudi Arabia arms in ISIS hands?
- December 15, 2017

Weapons supplied by the United States and Saudi governments to Syrian rebel groups landed in the hands of ISIS fighters, in some cases in a matter of just weeks, according to a Conflict Armament Research study. "Supplies of materiel into the Syrian conflict
from foreign parties - notably the United States and Saudi Arabia - have indirectly allowed [ISIS]
to obtain substantial quantities of anti-armour ammunition", the report says. (more...)
Iraq executes 38 people on terrorism charges Iraq executes 38 people on terrorism charges
- December 15, 2017

The UN and rights watchdog Amnesty International have repeatedly voiced concerns about the use of the death penalty in Iraq , which ranks among the world's top executioners, after China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, another Minister, Yahya al-Nasseri, said in a statement that Thursday's death penalty "came late" as the detainees should have been executed "many years ago". (more...)
Firefighter Dies in Thomas Blaze Firefighter Dies in Thomas Blaze
- December 15, 2017

Iverson is survived by his wife, Ashley, who is pregnant, and their 2-year-old daughter. A red flag warning is in effect for Ventura County until 10 a.m. We will update this story when new information becomes available. That surpassed a blaze that burned inland Santa Barbara County a decade ago. "What it does is carry the embers farther down and can create more fires". (more...)
Narendra Modi Cabinet clears Bill criminalising triple talaq for introduction in Parliament Narendra Modi Cabinet clears Bill criminalising triple talaq for introduction in Parliament
- December 15, 2017

Union Cabinet has now cleared the Triple Talaq bill, according to which, it is now illegal for Muslim men or women won't be able to divorce their spouse by just saying " Talaq " three times. Citing government sources, The Hindu added that after the judgement by the apex court, there have been 67 cases of triple talaq reported across the country. (more...)
No threat to government: Pak PM No threat to government: Pak PM
- December 15, 2017

The decision is a major relief for the Sharif family as it was feared that after his disqualification, his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, who is the chief minister of Punjab province, could also face the similar fate if the case was reopened. (more...)
Talwars' Acquittal Challenged In Supreme Court By Domestic Help Hemraj's Wife Talwars' Acquittal Challenged In Supreme Court By Domestic Help Hemraj's Wife
- December 15, 2017

The 50-year-old woman was of the view that the courts and investigations are tilted towards the rich and influential, the Talwars in this case. Hemraj's wife, Khumkala Banjade, says that the High Court has accepted that her husband was killed and the investigating agency or CBI can not abandon its responsibility to uncover the murder. (more...)
Pradyuman murder: Court rejects bail plea of Class 11 juvenile accused Pradyuman murder: Court rejects bail plea of Class 11 juvenile accused
- December 15, 2017

According to News18, in a psychological report of the accused by the channel, the Juvenile Justice Board had noted that he was mature enough to recognise the consequences of his actions. The cold-blooded murder case of Pradyuman took a new dimension after the central agency trashed the probe by the Gurugram police. The CBI had earlier said in Punjab and Haryana Court that "Possibility of him ( Ryan Pinto ) being member of the conspiracy behind murder of master Pradyumn in the washroom of ... (more...)
Greeks Strike to Protest Austerity Measures Greeks Strike to Protest Austerity Measures
- December 15, 2017

Greece's third bailout expires in mid- 2018 and the debt-laden country is expected to return to global markets, but strikers protested against widening inequalities, job insecurity and auctions of assets of debt-ridden households. As solidary people and regardless of their political views, Greeks would never organise a counter-protest against the striking trade unions, he added. (more...)
Putin holds separate press conference for Trump Putin holds separate press conference for Trump
- December 15, 2017

The leaders talked for about 10 minutes, and national security adviser H.R. McMaster didn't participate in the call, a White House official said. During his remarks in Moscow, Putin accused those investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign of damaging the USA political situation, "incapacitating the president and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him". (more...)
Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe on 1st trip overseas since resigning Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe on 1st trip overseas since resigning
- December 15, 2017

The European Union is also imposing an arms embargo and sanctions targeting former President Robert Mugabe, Grace Mugabe among other officials of his erstwhile administration. Emmerson Mnangagwa has already been inaugurated as the new president and party leader, replacing Mugabe, who had led the party since 1975 and the country since independence from white minority rule in 1980. (more...)
Lawyers concerned by comments in Damond shooting Lawyers concerned by comments in Damond shooting
- December 15, 2017

So if it isn't my fault, who didn't do their jobs? Investigators. They don't work for me. "And they haven't done their job". A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is leading the investigation, also declined to comment. (more...)
Florida woman, 93, arrested for not paying rent, trespassing Florida woman, 93, arrested for not paying rent, trespassing
- December 15, 2017

Fitzgerald lived at Franklin House, a retirement community in Eustis, for eight years before falling behind on rent, according to WFTV-9 in Orlando. "I don't have anybody". She reportedly refused assistance from the Department of Children and Families, Department of Elder Affairs, and The Homeless Coalition. (more...)
Uncle Receives 46-Year Sentence For Horrifying Murder Of Niece Uncle Receives 46-Year Sentence For Horrifying Murder Of Niece
- December 15, 2017

She was then loaded into the boot of his vehicle before her body was taken to Snapper Point on the Central Coast and left in a blowhole. Barrett gagged and bound Ms Leng to her bed in the early hours of April 22 while his wife away, agreed facts said. (more...)
Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested after auto runs over 67-year-old woman Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested after auto runs over 67-year-old woman
- December 15, 2017

The police are now interrogating him. As Per Eyewitness Incident took Place around four o'clock in the morning at the national highway near Kagal bus station. A case has been registered by police under IPC Sections 304A, 337, 338, 289 and 184. The deceased reportedly was confused while crossing the road and was standing in the middle of the road during the accident. (more...)
Macron urges swifter action at 'One Planet' climate summit in Paris Macron urges swifter action at 'One Planet' climate summit in Paris
- December 15, 2017

Macron said Tuesday "we are losing the battle" against climate change . "We are not moving fast enough". "The selected projects are of very high level and address especially important issues, such as the impact of climate change on hurricanes, the effect of clouds in climate models, the effects of climate change on pollution as well as the public health consequences of climate change and the impact of climate change on the circular economy", the ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Baghdad Military Parade Celebrates Victory Over Islamic State Baghdad Military Parade Celebrates Victory Over Islamic State
- December 15, 2017

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Iraqi forces were in full control of the country's border with Syria during remarks at a conference in Baghdad, and his spokesman said the development marked the end of the military fight against IS. (more...)
Vodafone rolls out Rs 179 plan, offers 1GB data per day Vodafone rolls out Rs 179 plan, offers 1GB data per day
- December 15, 2017

Vodafone launched its super plan for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh last week with unlimited roaming and 1GB of bundled unlimited 2G data benefits for a price of Rs 176 and validity of 28 days. There is another recharge offer made of Rs 349 - which provides 1.5GB per day at 4G/3G data network with a validity of 28 days. For this, the company has come with the Life Insurance Mobility Plan Red Protect. (more...)
Senator questions changes made to Comey's 2016 statement on Clinton email probe Senator questions changes made to Comey's 2016 statement on Clinton email probe
- December 15, 2017

Additionally, the original Comey draft said that Clinton's server had " reasonably likely " been comprised by foreign governments, whereas the final draft merely said the server had "possibly" been compromised. The July 5,2016 statement by James Comey declining to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information never passed the smell test. (more...)
No breakthroughs for India from WTO MC11 No breakthroughs for India from WTO MC11
- December 15, 2017

From the start, there were low expectations about what could be achieved at the biennial conference in Buenos Aires . The emergence of a coalition willing to press ahead with e-commerce, despite others' reservations, reinforces a trend toward the fragmentation of WTO negotiations and away from the global "rounds" that ran out of steam in Doha. (more...)
Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Syria Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Syria
- December 15, 2017

Some were welcomed by small crowds holding patriotic banners in ceremonies with Soviet-era music in the background. In the televised speech, Mr Putin said he had ordered the withdrawal of a "significant part" of the Russian force from Syria . (more...)
Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire
- December 15, 2017

Firefighters were confident they would be able to get a line around the fire by 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. The unnamed man was an engineer with Cal Fire and based in San Diego. " He is survived by his wife, Ashley, who is pregnant, and their two-year-old daughter, Evie; mother, Denise Butler; stepfather, Scott Butler; and father, Craig Iverson ". (more...)
Islamic State got USA weapons meant for Syrian rebels Islamic State got USA weapons meant for Syrian rebels
- December 15, 2017

But, CAR also pointed out that the US was responsible for manufacturing only a small percentage of weapons - 2 percent - recovered from ISIS in the region (Iraq and Syria). "Iraq and Syria have seen IS forces use large numbers of weapons, supplied by states such as Saudi Arabia and the United States, against the various global anti-IS coalitions that the two states support", said vehicle. (more...)
Court Rules Russian Ex-Minister of Economic Development Ulyukaev Guilty of Graft Court Rules Russian Ex-Minister of Economic Development Ulyukaev Guilty of Graft
- December 15, 2017

Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin , said on Friday that a court's guilty verdict for ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev in a bribery case was groundless. (more...)
Netanyahu finishes seventh round of police questioning in graft probe Netanyahu finishes seventh round of police questioning in graft probe
- December 15, 2017

It is still unclear whether this will be the final questioning session before the police conclude the investigation and announce whether they recommend to indict Netanyahu. He has denied wrongdoing in both cases. An Associated Press cameraman filmed police entering Netanyahu's residence Friday. "There were code words for champagne and cigars", she was quoted as saying. (more...)
NY bombing suspect reportedly posted Trump 'failed to protect' US NY bombing suspect reportedly posted Trump 'failed to protect' US
- December 15, 2017

On Facebook the morning of the attack, authorities say Ullah posted a statement: "Trump you failed to protect your nation". Ullah reportedly told police he was inspired by the Islamic State extremist group, wanted to avenge U.S. "Ullah admitted that he began researching how to build bombs about a year ago, and had been planning this particular attack for several weeks", Kim told reporters. (more...)
WADA says lab data could reopen, start new doping cases WADA says lab data could reopen, start new doping cases
- December 15, 2017

Rodchenkov's presence in the United States "is not a positive for us, it's a negative". "What are they doing with him there?" What kind of substances is he given so that he says what is required. Younger said in a statement that the database, known officially as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), could help identify Russian doping offenders first implicated in reports by Richard McLaren. (more...)
Moscow, Cairo work to resume direct flights in February - minister Moscow, Cairo work to resume direct flights in February - minister
- December 15, 2017

Russian Federation is prepared to resume direct air services with Egypt, President Vadimir Putin announced after meeting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Tourism revenues make up 11.5 percent of the total national GDP of Egypt, according to the ministry of tourism, and it is estimated the suspension cost Egypt's tourism industry $4 million per day. (more...)
President Trump makes moon missions NASA's near-term goal President Trump makes moon missions NASA's near-term goal
- December 15, 2017

President Trump wants to put U.S. astronauts back on the moon for the first time in 45 years. Of course, Trump isn't the first president since the Apollo missions to voice aspirations to visit the moon and beyond. "And perhaps, someday, to many worlds beyond", Trump said. Both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush gave lofty speeches about space exploration, and President Obama promised a "journey to Mars". (more...)
China and South Korea vow to improve bilateral ties China and South Korea vow to improve bilateral ties
- December 15, 2017

Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. Tillerson is to attend a UN Security Council ministerial meeting on North Korea in NY on Friday at which he plans to urge countries to maintain a US-led campaign to pressure Pyongyang to abandon its weapons programs through sanctions. (more...)

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