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NKorea begins tests to load anthrax onto ICBMs, newspaper says NKorea begins tests to load anthrax onto ICBMs, newspaper says
- December 20, 2017

Reports by South Korea previously stated the North was capable of producing biological agents such as anthrax and smallpox that could be used as a part of biological warfare. A day after the White House's national security strategy document mentioned that "North Korea is pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile", a report by the Japanese publication Ashai claimed that Pyongyang has tested missiles loaded with anthrax. (more...)
Huskers Ranked 39th in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll Huskers Ranked 39th in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll
- December 20, 2017

Wallner registered a.336 batting average during his initial season with the Golden Eagles in 2017, while putting together Southern Miss freshman records for home runs (19) and runs batted in (63). The 10 wins were tied for the most by a C-USA pitcher in 2107. Sandlin, who is majoring in construction engineering technology, was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team with a 4.0 GPA. (more...)
Magnitude 4.0 natural disaster, 3 others rattle parts of Oklahoma
- December 20, 2017

Geologists say the 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 5:26 a.m. about 18 miles (29 kilometers) east-northeast of Mooreland in Woodward County. In the past, Northwest Missouri residents have reported feeling tremors from earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. (more...)
Iliad takes a bite of Irish telco Eir Iliad takes a bite of Irish telco Eir
- December 20, 2017

The deal, which will see eir CEO Richard Moat step down, will be complete in the first half of next year. eir is now valued at €3.5 billion. It earned 520 million euros in operating profit in its 2016-2017 financial year on sales of 1.3 billion. (more...)
Myanmar blocks United Nations rights investigator just before visit Myanmar blocks United Nations rights investigator just before visit
- December 20, 2017

Grandi said the people he met, including those who had just arrived, were deeply traumatised by the violence they experienced before leaving for Bangladesh. Myanmar's armed forces launched what they termed clearance operations in northern Rakhine, where numerous stateless Muslim minority lived, after Rohingya militants attacked 30 police posts and an army base on August 25. (more...)
Turkey's foreign minister to attend United Nations meeting on US Jerusalem decision Turkey's foreign minister to attend United Nations meeting on US Jerusalem decision
- December 20, 2017

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will travel to NY to attend Thursday's United Nations General Assembly vote on Jerusalem, local media reported. The draft was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member U.N. Security Council on Monday. The U.N decision was rejected 14 to 1, leaving the USA alone in the global arena. (more...)
MPs condemn 'abject failure' of homelessness policy MPs condemn 'abject failure' of homelessness policy
- December 20, 2017

Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), suggested the figures would likely be higher if the figures included people who were "couch surfing" or sleeping rough outside city centres. The MPs made a series of recommendations to the Government, including calls for a strategy by mid-June 2018 on how homelessness can be reduced. "Delegating a problem is not a solution and we do not share the government's faith in the cure-all potential of the Homelessness Reduction Act". (more...)
Amber Alert issued in Texas after mother found stabbed to death Amber Alert issued in Texas after mother found stabbed to death
- December 20, 2017

Investigators said she was approximately 33 years old. After the girl went missing, authorities believed she might have been with her father, but he has been located in San Antonio and the girl remains missing. Bernardez is believed to be driving a 2000 Blue Toyota Celica with a black hood with Texas license plate #CM7-L340. Police believe Shanally is in grave danger. (more...)
Indian Muslims are also Hindus : RSS Chief Indian Muslims are also Hindus : RSS Chief
- December 20, 2017

The Meghalaya Chief Minister said that it was unacceptable to say that anybody living in India is a Hindu since the world knows that India is a secular democratic country and secularism is part of India's constitution. As per his speech, India is a land of Hindus and the tortured Hindus from around the globe find shelter and peace in India. "The only place to prepare yourself for dedication to nation building is the Sangh sakha kendra", he claimed and suggested people to join movement in ... (more...)
Mexico bus crash claims 12 lives Mexico bus crash claims 12 lives
- December 20, 2017

The bus, taking holidaymakers to the ancient Mayan ruin at Chaccoben, overturned on a road between Mahahual and Cafetal in Quintana Roo state in south-eastern Mexico. The news from Costa Maya about a bus accident involving #CelebrityEquinox & #SerenadeoftheSeas guests is heartbreaking. "We are working with the local authorities to learn more about the accident". (more...)
Gumaro Pérez, crime reporter, killed by gunmen at children's Christmas party Gumaro Pérez, crime reporter, killed by gunmen at children's Christmas party
- December 20, 2017

He had spent two years in a government protection scheme created to slow the routine murder of reporters in Mexico . "Nevertheless, regrettably, he had not made us aware of having received any threats that could have put him at risk". At least 65 media workers were killed worldwide doing their jobs this year, including 50 professional journalists the organization Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday, adding that Mexico is one of the most risky places to be a journalist. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi understands pulse of JK youth better than anyone, says Congress Rahul Gandhi understands pulse of JK youth better than anyone, says Congress
- December 20, 2017

He made his pitch for communist support in a speech attacking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Hopefully the torchbearers of Congress party will become its pallbearers. The exit polls for the just-concluded Gujarat Assembly election vastly favour a winning run for the BJP. "As of now, the next big thing will be the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, unless and otherwise the central government takes a different view of the present state government and in that case, both parliament and ... (more...)
New US security strategy critical of China New US security strategy critical of China
- December 20, 2017

Haas, who served in four different administrations, said that for example Trump's NSS speech talked tough on China, but his administration "walked away from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), the best tool to counter Chinese regional influence, and still wants China's help with North Korea". (more...)
Immigrant rights group sues ICE over Somali deportation bid Immigrant rights group sues ICE over Somali deportation bid
- December 20, 2017

Farah Ali Ibrahim, a 30-year-old man who came to the United States about two years and who has been seeking asylum, said an immigration agent kicked him on the head and stepped on his hand. It said all detainees were screened upon arrival in a Florida detention center by healthcare professionals, who noted no injuries. At a press conference in Minneapolis last week, several friends and family members of the detainees outlined the reported abuse by ICE agents during a plane ride from ... (more...)
City of Lubbock Christmas Closures 2017 City of Lubbock Christmas Closures 2017
- December 20, 2017

Regular hours for the city will resume on Tuesday. Dallas County and Buffalo city offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 26. Refuse collection for Tuesday, December 26 will be collected on Wednesday, December 27. There will be no yard waste collection on Wednesday, December 27, but if a resident has a can or bag of yard waste at the curb, it will be collected with regular trash. (more...)
Strong second half powers #3 ASU to 11th straight victory — ASU Basketball Strong second half powers #3 ASU to 11th straight victory — ASU Basketball
- December 20, 2017

Playing that zone defense, the Lancers (3-9) made a decision to contain the Sun Devils' (11-0) penetration as much as possible and force their dynamic guards to beat them from deep. 344 team in the KenPom rankings, clanging one shot after another against their zone. As a team, the Sun Devils shot 33 percent at the half while converting just 27 percent of their looks from the three-point line. (more...)
First Details About Call of Duty: WWII's The Resistance DLC Announced First Details About Call of Duty: WWII's The Resistance DLC Announced
- December 20, 2017

This DLC map pack focuses heavily on the French Resistance and the numerous attempts they made to overthrow the Nazi regime in their country. In the video, developers from Sledgehammer Games talk about the new multiplayer maps, as well as the next War Mode map and the new Nazi Zombies content. (more...)
Kerala DGP Jacob Thomas suspended Kerala DGP Jacob Thomas suspended
- December 20, 2017

However, reacting on his suspension order, Thomas said he had only talked about corruption on the Anti-Corruption Day and that he can not be silenced with this action. They have the power. According to official sources, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had directed suspension of the officer under the relevant sections of All India Service Rules as some of his recent remarks had shown the state government in poor light. (more...)
Buckeye PD: Mom shot 2-year-old boy, hospitalized with stab wounds Buckeye PD: Mom shot 2-year-old boy, hospitalized with stab wounds
- December 20, 2017

She was arrested after being treated at the hospital for apparent self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck. Alyssa's mother also confirmed to the police that her daughter had held the gun to her temple before proceeding to stab herself. Alyssa was absent from her initial court hearing, which took place at the 4th Avenue Jail. Neighbor Jeff Morris told KSAZ that he initially expected the disturbance to be attributed to an accidental shooting. (more...)
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) Now Covered by Instinet
- December 20, 2017

It has underperformed by 22.00% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $782.00 million company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 18 by Barchart.com. Highbridge Cap Mgmt Ltd Co invested in 0.01% or 46,131 shares. (NASDAQ:SCMP). Millennium Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (more...)
(NASDAQ:COHR) Stake Lessened by Elk Creek Partners LLC
- December 20, 2017

About 40,228 shares traded. Coherent, Inc. ( COHR ) has risen 187.82% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 171.12% the S&P500. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its position in Coherent by 4.2% during the second quarter. State Teachers Retirement Systems invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Coherent, Inc. (more...)
Naxals attack railway station in Bihar, abduct two officials Naxals attack railway station in Bihar, abduct two officials
- December 20, 2017

However, there are no reports of any casualties as yet. According to reports, the Naxals have also abducted two railway officials, including the assistant station master. Eastern Railway spokesperson Ravi Mahapatra told IANS that after the attack, the Gaya-Jamalpur passenger train, which arrived at the Masudan station at 11.39 p.m. (more...)
Florida Police Officer Clings to Suspect's Car During Attempted Getaway Florida Police Officer Clings to Suspect's Car During Attempted Getaway
- December 20, 2017

The incident began when a local resident called police, anxious about two people passed out inside a auto. As more officers from several agencies and the Florida Highway Patrol joined the chase, they were able to stop the vehicle around 9 a.m. (more...)
More than 30 dead in Philippines due to slow-moving storm More than 30 dead in Philippines due to slow-moving storm
- December 20, 2017

Samar and Leyte, with a combined population of about 4.5 million, had borne the brunt of Haiyan in 2013, which left more than 7,350 people dead or missing. The station broadcast images of flooded streets and corrugated iron roofing sheets flying off homes. The government expects the storm to move away from the Philippines on Tuesday. (more...)
What's Next for NETGEAR, Inc. (NTGR) After Achieving 52-Week High?
- December 20, 2017

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Aperio Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Co holds 0% or 11,602 shares. It has underperformed by 14.03% the S&P500. Raymond James upgraded NETGEAR, Inc . NetGear (NASDAQ:NTGR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. (more...)
Conor McGregor wants a Conor McGregor wants a "real fight" and says "F" WWE
- December 20, 2017

This weight division is a little bit weird right now, but I'm going to change this at the end of the year. Classic Conor. It's gonna be amusing when he comes back to UFC and gets beat. However, coupled with McGregor's latest statements to TMZ that he wants a "real fight" and plans "MMA next", fans have reason to get excited. "Georges will come back for a big, exciting fight". (more...)
Etihad to suspend flights to Tehran in January Etihad to suspend flights to Tehran in January
- December 20, 2017

The decision, part of the airline's strategy review, will come into effect from January 24, said a report in Reuters. It is also reported that in the period from December 25, 2017 to January 23, 2018, the number of flights from Abu Dhabi to Tehran will decrease from five to two per week. (more...)
New species inspires a cartoon strip so children will help protect it New species inspires a cartoon strip so children will help protect it
- December 20, 2017

The new finds also include a new vibrantly coloured frog, a striped loach, a snake and a bent-toed gecko. This brings the total new species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians discovered in the region between 1997 and 2016 to 2,524. (more...)
Thomas Fire 45 percent contained, destroys Montecito homes
- December 20, 2017

Forest Service wrote Saturday morning. Almost 8,500 personnel using almost 1,000 engines and 32 helicopters were battling the fire , which was 40 per cent contained on Saturday evening. "With the forecasted winds, temperatures are expected to be cooler and relative humidity higher allowing for favorable firefighting efforts", the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire ) said in a statement. (more...)
Governors Fayose, Yari Openly Disagree Over $1 Billion to Fight Boko Haram Governors Fayose, Yari Openly Disagree Over $1 Billion to Fight Boko Haram
- December 20, 2017

He said: "We (governors) agreed to forfeit $1 billion of our own share of excess crude, which we are going to back up with state assembly resolution at a later time". The Governor also said that N5 billion was spent on Niger Delta during the time of the late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. Osinbajo added that during the summit about two months ago, issues of various security challenges across the country as kidnapping, small arms trafficking, terrorist activities of Boko Haram in the North ... (more...)

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