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World's steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland World's steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland
- December 18, 2017

The train, which will go into public service on Sunday, will climb 743 metres over a span of 1,738 metres, at speeds of up 10 metres per second. There are a total of four cabins-each with a 34-passenger capacity-and despite the rotational movement, cabins remain horizontal and passengers remain upright throughout the journey. (more...)
Dead After Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway Near Lake View Terrace Dead After Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway Near Lake View Terrace
- December 18, 2017

A 63-year-old Helendale man lost his life in a motorcycle crash just after sunset Saturday on the 210 Freeway in Azusa, according to the California Highway Patrol . It occurred just before 2 a.m. on the eastbound 210 Freeway near Wheatland Avenue, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Other details about the crash were not revealed. (more...)
Palestinians may seek UN Assembly support if USA vetoes Jerusalem resolution - envoy
- December 18, 2017

A communique issued after Wednesday's summit of more than 50 Muslim countries, including USA allies, said they considered Trump's move to be a declaration that Washington was withdrawing from its role "as sponsor of peace" in the Middle East. (more...)
Kaka, Brazilian midfielder retires at 35 Kaka, Brazilian midfielder retires at 35
- December 18, 2017

Former Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka has retired from football. "I will like to participate in the club in another way, as a manager, a sporting director, as someone who is between the pitch and the club", he said in a farewell interview with Globo TV in Brazil. (more...)
Global investors launch climate plan to pressure gas emitters Global investors launch climate plan to pressure gas emitters
- December 18, 2017

Industry representatives from coal, oil, gas and nuclear power companies like Peabody Energy, nuclear engineering firm NuScale Power, and Tellurian, a liquefied natural gas exporter, were prominently featured during the event. In October, France's largest bank BNP Paribas announced that it would stop funding tar sands projects and companies. The projects also aim to speed up the end of the combustion engine to reduce the emissions that contribute to global warming. (more...)
Poor visibility and disruption to transport possible — FOG ALERT Poor visibility and disruption to transport possible — FOG ALERT
- December 18, 2017

There's not much chance or rain, and it will stay dry overnight with temperatures rising to double figures. The Met Office has warned of widespread fog with visibility below 100 metres in some places tonight and tomorrow morning. In terms of road conditions today, there are no further reports of ice affecting routes around Wicklow Town and Carrick-on-Shannon. It issued the alert as it forecast the day will be largely dry and sunny in parts with fog lingering around the midlands. (more...)
Austria coalition with far-right party sworn in Austria coalition with far-right party sworn in
- December 18, 2017

Lauder stated. The FPO officially joined Austria's new coalition government on Friday after it struck an agreement with Sebastian Kurz's Austrian People's Party (OVP), following the OVP's resounding success in October's parliamentary elections. (more...)
Fog and drizzle for the morning commute Fog and drizzle for the morning commute
- December 18, 2017

Clouds increase overnight, and patchy dense fog will develop after midnight, which may impact your early Monday travel. Highs will be in the low to mid-60s. Highs on Thursday will be in the low to mid-70s. The middle of the week looks dry and milder before a strong cold front arrives Friday. A weak cold front approaches Monday , shifting winds to the north, and bringing a few scattered showers. (more...)
China Holds Drills Near Taiwan for Second Time in Row China Holds Drills Near Taiwan for Second Time in Row
- December 18, 2017

South Korea said five Chinese military planes entered its air defence identification zone on Monday. The issue of airspace and exclusive economic zones has always been contentious in the region, with China, South Korea and Japan making conflicting territorial claims. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi writes to PM on Ockhi relief Rahul Gandhi writes to PM on Ockhi relief
- December 18, 2017

The death toll in Kerala, he said, has risen to 70 with hundreds of fishermen still missing. Cyclone Okchi has claimed over 65 lives, majority fishermen. He said the cyclone has caused severe destruction and casualties in the southern coastal region, Lakshadweep and the western coast. He said sea-walls and groynes should be constructed in the vulnerable sea coasts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. (more...)
4 people, including 3 kids, die in NYC fire 4 people, including 3 kids, die in NYC fire
- December 18, 2017

Eight others, including five firefighters, suffered minor injuries. A two alarm fire broke out at a three-story home located near the intersection of East 14th St. Reports said the victims jumped out of the windows to save their lives by the time firefighters reached the place to put out the blaze. The FDNY said firefighters found fire on the second floor and attic of the home when they arrived on scene. (more...)
'I am with you' - Duterte backs gay marriage for the Philippines
- December 18, 2017

Divorce, abortion and same-sex marriage are still illegal in the Philippines due largely to the influence of the Catholic Church. "Why impose a morality that is no longer working and nearly passe", added the president in an apparent reference to traditional teachings of the church. (more...)
Reconsider planned nationwide strike | FG urges PENGASSAN Reconsider planned nationwide strike | FG urges PENGASSAN
- December 18, 2017

Chris Ngige has appealed to members the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria ( P E N G 0 A S S A N ) to shelve its planned strike scheduled to begin on Monday, December 18 in the spirit of the conciliation brokered between it and Neconde Energy Services Ltd. (more...)
Pakistan falls victim to terrorism after becoming U.S. ally: Nasir Janjua Pakistan falls victim to terrorism after becoming U.S. ally: Nasir Janjua
- December 18, 2017

He said that Taliban is once again getting strong in Afghanistan while terrorists organization Islamic State (IS) emerged due to unrest in the country. "Peace in Afghanistan remains our top priority", he declared. NSA stressed that supporting U.S. forces in the region had given birth to the rise of terrorism inside the country. (more...)
President Trump unveils new USA national security strategy President Trump unveils new USA national security strategy
- December 18, 2017

Officials pointed to Sunday's phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump , when Putin thanked the USA and the CIA for sharing intelligence to thwart a terror plot, as a "great example where there's a shared interest". (more...)
EU's Tusk says meeting Brexit deadline will be 'dramatically difficult' EU's Tusk says meeting Brexit deadline will be 'dramatically difficult'
- December 18, 2017

Talks on trade and security co-operation are set to follow in March. After the dinner, German Chancellor Merkel said May had made "good offers" but added that "there remain many issues to be solved and we don't have much time". It's clear from these guidelines which you can read here , that the EU understands the United Kingdom will "continue to participate in the Customs Union and the Single Market (with all four freedoms) during the transition". (more...)
Chinese experts: War on Korean Peninsula may come sooner than later Chinese experts: War on Korean Peninsula may come sooner than later
- December 18, 2017

In his warnings, Shi asserted that it was already too late to avert open war, as Trump and Kim remain locked in a rapidly escalating exchange of threats. "Northeast China should mobilize defenses for war". Wang cited a local newspaper article that provided a guideline for Chinese citizens in case of a nuclear explosion, saying this was "a signal conveyed to the North telling it to prepare for the coming war". (more...)
Gunmen attack military training center in Kabul Gunmen attack military training center in Kabul
- December 18, 2017

Rahimi confirmed the attackers used rocket-propelled grenades and also light weapons. There was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Taliban, who have been active in Badghis. The Afghan capital has become one of the deadliest places in the war-torn country for civilians in recent months, as the resurgent Taliban and increasingly the Islamic State group both step up their attacks. (more...)
Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong USA economy Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong USA economy
- December 18, 2017

In his press conference, Putin pointed to the booming USA stock market as a sign that Trump was successfully managing the economy. "Look at the markets, how they've risen". He added, however, that the U.S. "President Trump thanked President Putin for acknowledging America's strong economic performance in his annual press conference", the statement said. (more...)
UN Security Council to Reexamine Legality of US Recognition of Jerusalem
- December 18, 2017

In response to the USA declaration, the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations has been meeting with Security Council members to discuss the contours of a Security Council resolution likely to be circulated in the coming days, the sources added. (more...)
Few Showers Tonight, Mild Monday Few Showers Tonight, Mild Monday
- December 18, 2017

Then moving into the middle of next week slight rain chances (30%) return to Acadiana for Tuesday and Wednesday with cooler temperatures in the 50s. By Thursday and into Friday , the weather will improve as the showers move away. The rain should come to an end around lunchtime but we will stay damp and cloudy, very similar to Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Tears give way to cheers at vigil for Lorenzen Wright
- December 18, 2017

He had been shot multiple times. Lorenzen Wright's murder remained one of Memphis police's highest-profile cold cases until investigators found a murder weapon in MS last month. The ex-wife of the National Basketball Association star, who played for a variety of team (including the Cleveland Cavaliers ), was arrested and charged in connection to his murder, per the Washington Post . (more...)
Dizzying morning in counting for Gujarat elections 2017 Dizzying morning in counting for Gujarat elections 2017
- December 18, 2017

Others are leading on four seats. While, the electoral fight between the BJP and Congress in Gujarat is likely to go down the wire, the BJP seems to have an edge in Himachal with the party leading in 41 of the 68 seats and the Congress ahead on 25 seats. (more...)
12 people burned to death in fire break out 12 people burned to death in fire break out
- December 18, 2017

As per the report, people working inside the shop got trapped and were rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared them dead before admission. The fire spread to huge stock of eatables, cloth sheets and furniture, trapping numerous workers employed in the shop, according to the shop proprietor. (more...)
Gujarat elections 2017: DEO Avantika Singh rubbishes EVM tampering claims Gujarat elections 2017: DEO Avantika Singh rubbishes EVM tampering claims
- December 18, 2017

As more and more Congress leaders and then Hardik Patel raised questions over EVMs, fake Election Commission (EC) letters have been doing rounds in Gujarat claiming EVM manipulation. Patel had joined hands with the Congress for the Gujarat assembly election this year, and it was widely believed that the BJP would lose some votes from the Patidar community as a result. (more...)
Equity Residential (EQR) Receives $69.14 Consensus Price Target from Analysts
- December 18, 2017

Mariner Investment Group Llc who had been investing in Spectra Energy Partners Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.23B market cap company. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Llp invested in 4,950 shares. The firm owned 787,889 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after selling 3,272 shares during the quarter. (more...)
(NASDAQ:ADP) this week?
- December 18, 2017

The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 2 with "Sector Perform". The stock of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by PiperJaffray. It has underperformed by 6.84% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $52.42 billion. It has a 29.97 P/E ratio. The Retail segment offers a range of brand name and private label merchandise through various channels, including Nordstrom branded full-line stores and online store at ... (more...)
Several people killed in six-vehicle crash in Britain Several people killed in six-vehicle crash in Britain
- December 18, 2017

West Midlands Police have warned the road is likely to remain closed throughout Sunday, with detectives describing the circumstances of the "serious collision" as "very hard and upsetting". Paramedics dealt with 13 patients in total. As well as those who died and the man in a critical condition, four people were taken to Heartlands Hospital where their condition is believed to be non-life threatening. (more...)
Sarah Palin's son arrested on domestic violence charges Sarah Palin's son arrested on domestic violence charges
- December 18, 2017

He has had legal troubles in the past: In 2016, he faced several charges related to domestic violence, including using a weapon while intoxicated, and in 2014 he was involved in a brawl at a family gathering. Palin's girlfriend told the officer that he "struck her on the left side of her head near her eye with a closed fist", sending her to the ground, according to court documents. (more...)
Homicide investigators take lead in Sherman case, cause of death released Homicide investigators take lead in Sherman case, cause of death released
- December 18, 2017

Police are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto home on Friday, as " suspicious ". Police said circumstances of the deaths "appear to be suspicious ", but noted they are not looking for any suspects and that there were no signs of forced entry . (more...)

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