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Met Éireann issues new yellow rainfall warning for 16 counties Met Éireann issues new yellow rainfall warning for 16 counties
- December 25, 2017

Met Éireann say that further rainfall iv likely to lead to accummulations of 25 to 35mm. The forecaster has predicted that local floods will be risky and people are warned to stay indoors at all times. St Stephen's Day is predicted to be cold and cloudy. However, brighter conditions with scattered showers will develop throughout the afternoon in the west and northwest. (more...)
Tendulkar takes to Facebook to deliver his message Tendulkar takes to Facebook to deliver his message
- December 25, 2017

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the master blaster, while being an ace performer on the field, has never quite shown the same consistency in Parliament . He always supported me and encouraged me to be what I wanted to be in life. "We're discussing about sports and you don't have the sporting spirit", Naidu scolded, before ordering the live telecast of House proceedings to be cut off. (more...)
Romania considering transfer of embassy to Jerusalem
- December 25, 2017

The Islamist group Hamas, which controls Gaza, called for a "Day of Rage" and joined other Palestinian factions in staging protests. One Palestinian was wounded, Qudra said. Nine protesters have died in clashes with Israeli troops, two of them on Friday. The memorial is located near Kibbutz Ramat Rachel in southern Jerusalem on a road to east Jerusalem, the section of the ancient city that the Palestinians have earmarked as the capital of any future state. (more...)
Electrical fire damages Baton Rouge home on Christmas Eve; family escapes uninjured Electrical fire damages Baton Rouge home on Christmas Eve; family escapes uninjured
- December 25, 2017

The fire happened in the interior of the home, officials say, and required firefights to move quickly to extinguish it. Damages to the home were declared a total loss, estimated at $30,000, Wilson said. Following the fire, Spartanburg Police Department posted this to its Facebook page: "Thanks to the life saving efforts by our fire departments, no lives were lost from this tragic incident". (more...)
North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war' North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'
- December 25, 2017

The new sanctions were passed unanimously by the UN Security Council in response to North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. "The United States , completely terrified at our accomplishment ... In reaction to North Korea missile tests and threats, the US has engaged in a major joint military exercise this month with the South Korean army that involved more than 12,000 personnel. (more...)
In Ethiopia, South Sudan Warring Sides Sign Cease-fire for Christmas Eve In Ethiopia, South Sudan Warring Sides Sign Cease-fire for Christmas Eve
- December 25, 2017

The new deal is an effort to salvage a 2015 peace agreement. The agreement also calls on the warring sides to release prisoners of war, political prisoners and abducted women and children, who have been victims of widespread sexual violence and recruitment as child soldiers. (more...)
Nick Young plans to release a diss track on Draymond Green Nick Young plans to release a diss track on Draymond Green
- December 25, 2017

Young, a notorious gunner who gave himself his own nickname, left behind a rebuild and bad breakup in Los Angeles to find a role off the bench for what has the potential to be one of the NBA's great dynasties. "I don't want to listen to Nick rap", said Green. "You could've got a better artist". Naturally, Young responded by saying "haters gonna hate" before plugging his clothing line by stating, "That's why I'm Most Hated ". (more...)
Storm in southern Philippines leaves at least 50 dead Storm in southern Philippines leaves at least 50 dead
- December 25, 2017

At least 200 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Tembin which has battered the southern Philippines days before Christmas . "The people received ample warnings". The bodies in Sapad were swept downriver from a flooded town upstream called Salvador, Rando Salvacion, the Sapad town police chief said. (more...)
Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency
- December 25, 2017

The Interior Ministry's spokesman, Nusrat Rahim has also confirmed the attack but he did not share further information regarding the casualties. Rahimi said security forces have arrived at the blast scene and have cordoned off the area. The Afghan capital has come under attack several times in 2017. Though the attack remains unclaimed, Taliban and Islamic State fighters are known to use home-made devices (IEDs) to make roadside bombs and landmines to carry out acts of terror in the region. (more...)
China's First Amphibious Aircraft Performs Inaugural flight China's First Amphibious Aircraft Performs Inaugural flight
- December 25, 2017

The AG600 Kunlong is roughly the same size as a Boeing 737 and is powered by four big turboprops in the normal high-wing configuration of an amphib. The AG600 measures 39.6 meters in length, weighs 53.5 tons and can stay up to 12 hours in the air at a speed of 500 kilometers per hour. (more...)
Peru's ex-President Fujimori taken from jail to hospital Peru's ex-President Fujimori taken from jail to hospital
- December 25, 2017

Mr Kuczynski's office said in a statement that Fujimori, 79, was being released on health grounds. The pardon will likely fuel speculation that Kuczynski promised lawmakers to free Fujimori in exchange for help staying in office - an allegation by opposition lawmakers that the government has repeatedly denied. (more...)
Police identify man fatally struck on I-195 in Seekonk Police identify man fatally struck on I-195 in Seekonk
- December 25, 2017

Massachusetts State Police say a Seekonk police officer attempted to stop 29-year-old Anthony Perry, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Saturday night when he was driving. Perry had driven behind a Motel 6 on Fall River Avenue after a police officer tried to stop his auto, and then fled on foot, police said, running onto I-195 before he was struck trying to cross into the left lane. (more...)
Guatemala announces relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem Guatemala announces relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem
- December 25, 2017

In a Facebook post, Morales said that he had a discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu- after the talks he made a decision to instruct the foreign ministry to move the embassy to Jerusalem. No country now has their embassy in Jerusalem, although the Czech Republic said it is also considering such a move. Following the USA decision on Jerusalem, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said he would "no longer accept" any peace plan proposed by the U.S., dealing a pre-emptive ... (more...)
UAE Denies Entry to Female Tunisians UAE Denies Entry to Female Tunisians
- December 25, 2017

Emirates Airline banned a large number of Tunisian women from travelling to Dubai on Friday without any explanation. The country's transport ministry announced it has suspended Emirates flights to Tunis until the airline finds the appropriate solution to operate flights "in accordance with worldwide law and agreements", reported the Guardian. (more...)
WEATHER: Frigid Christmas Day WEATHER: Frigid Christmas Day
- December 25, 2017

After our soggy start to the Christmas holiday weekend, Sunday certainly turned out much improved with a mix of sun and clouds. - Winds crank up from the northwest as colder air rushes in. Temperatures hover around freezing with wind chills in the low-20s. Thursday looks to be on the dreary side as well with mostly cloudy skies and a few hit or miss showers possible. (more...)
President Trump in town for Christmas President Trump in town for Christmas
- December 25, 2017

United States President Donald Trump has greeted a Merry Christmas to the troops from all five military branches stationed overseas during a teleconference from Mar-a-Lago, where he is spending the holidays with his family. The Coast Guard saved thousands and thousands of lives. So I want to congratulate the Coast Guard for having done an incredible job. MSNBC responded to his statements by putting out a video of President Barack Obama repeatedly saying "Merry Christmas" during his ... (more...)
200 skiers stuck on gondola at French Alps resort 200 skiers stuck on gondola at French Alps resort
- December 25, 2017

A gondola auto broke down, triggering the incident. Two helicopters were involved in the mission by dropping rescue personnel onto each gondola vehicle to then free the skiers inside and lower them down to the ground to safety. Technical units at the station are now looking into what could have caused the breakdown of the line. The Daily Mail reported that the gondola links the town of Chamrousse to the summit of the Croix de Chamrousse, some 2,250 meters (7382 feet) above sea level. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for endangered toddler believed to be in Houston Amber Alert issued for endangered toddler believed to be in Houston
- December 25, 2017

He has been described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 150 pounds. Viktor Anatolievich Bandurovskiy is the child's biological father. He was last seen wearing a black button up shirt and dark blue jeans. Eli V. Bandurovskiy is a 1-year-old boy with blond hail, hazel eyes weighing 32 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue/gray pajama trousers, a gray undershirt, a navy cardigan with two red horizontal stripes and large buttons, and blue/lime green tennis shoes. (more...)
Pence: New US-Afghanistan strategy 'already bearing fruit' Pence: New US-Afghanistan strategy 'already bearing fruit'
- December 25, 2017

Pence thanked the troops for their sacrifice and said, "I believe victory is closer than ever before". Although in one sense Pence's trip was a routine visit with service personnel ahead of the holidays, it was also bound to bolster the standing of President Ashraf Ghani amid a political showdown with a powerful northern governor. (more...)
Top Putin critic launches presidential bid in Russian Federation
- December 24, 2017

Read alsoJournalist explains why Putin allows Sobchak to run for presidentRussian socialite and TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak is standing in the election but some - including Mr Navalny - regard her as a "Kremlin stooge". "We are sending you a message in these elections and are ready to win". The commission has previously said he is ineligible due to a suspended prison sentence that he says was politically motivated. (more...)
Israeli Intelligence Foiled 400 2017 Terror Attacks - Even Israeli Intelligence Foiled 400 2017 Terror Attacks - Even "Lone-Wolf" Efforts
- December 24, 2017

Argaman cautioned not to mistake the agency's success in preventing attacks as an indication that terrorist intent has dwindled. He added that the security situation though remained rather complicated, in particular in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank. (more...)
San Francisco: Man arrested over 'Christmas terror plan' San Francisco: Man arrested over 'Christmas terror plan'
- December 24, 2017

Jameson, authorities said, sought from the undercover employee an assault rifle, ammunition, powder, tubing, nails, timers and remote detonators -materials that can be made into a pipe bomb. "I'm glad to know we Muslims are finally hitting back, " Jameson told an agency informant. Jameson said he'd just started working as a tow truck driver, which could help in the attack, the affidavit said. (more...)
U.S. court partially lifts Trump's latest refugee ban U.S. court partially lifts Trump's latest refugee ban
- December 24, 2017

Enoka Herat, an attorney for ACLU of Washington, described the ban as "ripping apart families and heartlessly keeping refugees who have survived traumatic situations from reuniting with loved ones". The ACLU says the decision to indefinitely halt the "follow-to-join" refugees inflicts irreparable injury and should be stopped. In addition to Joseph Doe's separation from his family, two Iraqi men who served as interpreters for the US Army are in "extreme danger" due to their work. (more...)
Flake not ruling out presidential bid Flake not ruling out presidential bid
- December 24, 2017

Will that challenger be Flake, who has been fiercely critical of Trump? Sen. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., might be done being a senator, but he may not be done opposing President Donald Trump , coming short of ruling out a 2020 primary run in a Christmas Eve Sunday appearance on ABC's "This Week". (more...)
More snow headed for Southwestern Ontario More snow headed for Southwestern Ontario
- December 24, 2017

The combination of snow and strong winds will create treacherous travel. Areas along and west of US-131 will see additional accumulations of snow Monday and Tuesday . Unusually cold air will likely linger through the end of the year. For the Southtowns and the Southern Tier, a lake-effect snow warning remains in effect from 5 p.m. (more...)
Schumer: Trump is 'Santa to the Rich, Scrooge to the poor' Schumer: Trump is 'Santa to the Rich, Scrooge to the poor'
- December 24, 2017

Passage of the tax bill marked a significant victory for the president. While most Americans will see some kind of tax cut from the bill, the non-partisan Tax Policy Center estimates that over time , most benefits will skew toward wealthier Americans. (more...)
Telos Capital Management Inc. Raises Stake in United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
- December 24, 2017

Cleararc Capital Inc who had been investing in Stryker Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $57.69B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $158.5. The firm has "Sector Weight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 21. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Jefferies. (more...)
US Robert Neller heralds major war with Russian Federation and Pacific countries US Robert Neller heralds major war with Russian Federation and Pacific countries
- December 24, 2017

In a Q&A session with troops, General Neller said America may shift its focus from the Middle East to Eastern Europe, pointing to Russia's conflicts with Ukraine and Georgia. The United States' position that Russian Federation presents a major threat was re-emphasized in the new National Security Strategy released Monday. (more...)
Pyongyang says latest United Nations resolution is Pyongyang says latest United Nations resolution is "an act of war"
- December 24, 2017

Pyongyang threatened to retaliate against those who supported the new measures. The UN Security Council imposed the new sanctions on Friday in response to the ballistic missile tests in Pyongyang. North Korea has repeatedly defied Security Council resolutions to halt its nuclear weapons and missile testing. The third raft of sanctions imposed on the North this year, sparked by last month's ICBM test, also received the backing of China - the North's sole major ally and economic lifeline. (more...)
PM Modi Hails BJP Victories In UP, Arunachal Pradesh Bypolls PM Modi Hails BJP Victories In UP, Arunachal Pradesh Bypolls
- December 24, 2017

The party won the Sikandra seat. In Uttar Pradesh's Sikandra seat, BJP's Ajit Pal Singh defeated Samajwadi Party's Seema Sachan by more than 7,000 votes. The Likabali seat had fallen vacant after the death of state health and family welfare minister Jomde Kena in September, whereas, the Pakke-Kessang fell vacant after the Gauhati High Court declared null and void the election of Kameng Dolo from the seat in 2014 following an election petition filed against him by BJP nominee and former ... (more...)

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