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Christians mark Christmas with due religious fervour Christians mark Christmas with due religious fervour
- December 25, 2017

Speaking at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kejriwal said, "Today is a day to take lesson from the life of Jesus Christ, the way he worked for the people of the society - the poor, the ailing and the needy ones, we should learn from his life and spread happiness & harmony in the society". (more...)
Six-nation Speakers Conference underway in Islamabad Six-nation Speakers Conference underway in Islamabad
- December 25, 2017

Of the five top countries in the world, hosting largest number of refugees, three are represented here; namely Turkey, Pakistan and Iran. Raza Rabbai said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will usher a new economic era in the region. (more...)
The Queen's Annual Christmas Message Pays Tribute To UK Tragedies The Queen's Annual Christmas Message Pays Tribute To UK Tragedies
- December 25, 2017

The Queen spent time with some of the survivors in hospital and told them the attack was "wicked" because it targeted children on a night out. "This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester, whose powerful identities shone through over the past 12 months in the face of appalling attacks", she will add in the message which was to be broadcast at 1500 GMT. (more...)
Two sheriff's deputies shot on Christmas Eve are in stable condition Two sheriff's deputies shot on Christmas Eve are in stable condition
- December 25, 2017

Chapman said the shooting started with a dispute between a father and his 19-year-old daughter. Both were at the hospital doing "pretty good", Chapman said. A spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said police believe it was the daughter who made the initial 911 call. Courtesy of ScannerAudio and YouTube. (more...)
Unsafe wind chills hit Minnesota Unsafe wind chills hit Minnesota
- December 25, 2017

Note on the map below, Chicago rests on the southern fringe of a widespread area of Wind Chill Advisories/Warnings that extends to Montana and the Dakotas, as well as Minnesota and Wisconsin and northern Iowa. "Dress warmly, cover as much of your body as you can, especially your extremities, your face, and dress in layers". The coldest Christmas on record for the state was in 1996, when Minnesotans woke up to temperatures at 9 degrees below zero. (more...)
I-880 in Hayward closed by accident that injured CHP officers I-880 in Hayward closed by accident that injured CHP officers
- December 25, 2017

The driver, identified as Daniel Valencia, 18, had minor injuries. Officials from the CHP Golden Gate office confirmed the "tragic in the line of duty death of a CHP Officer" on Twitter just before 8 a.m. The CHP said the woman, whose name was not released, was from Corcoran. The officers were patrolling the roads Christmas Eve. Camilleri is survived by his wife, Rosanna; a daughter and two sons. (more...)
N. Korean leader calls for strengthening party cells N. Korean leader calls for strengthening party cells
- December 25, 2017

North Korea responded on Friday to the USA security strategy report, threatening that the renegade state would make president Donald Trump regret his belligerent policy toward Pyongyang. The Council on Friday adopted a resolution to further tighten sanctions against the Pyongyang in response to its ballistic missile launch late last month. (more...)
Royal family begins arriving at Sandringham Christmas church service Royal family begins arriving at Sandringham Christmas church service
- December 25, 2017

She and Kate curtsied in front of the queen after the service was over. William and Kate spent last Christmas with Kate's family, the Middletons. Blackamoor is believed to have originated in the 16th century. Also, the wedding will be held at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The queen was joined by her husband, Prince Philip, and close family members including grandson William and his wife, Kate, who is expected to give birth to the couple's third child in the spring. (more...)
More police present at Melbourne events More police present at Melbourne events
- December 25, 2017

A man accused of driving his vehicle into pedestrians in the Australian city of Melbourne has been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder, the BBC News has reported. Four people have since been discharged, but 14 remain in hospital, with three in a critical condition including an 83-year-old man. He added: "We haven't ruled out terrorism and we continue to explore it". (more...)
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Stake Lowered by Armstrong Shaw Associates Inc
- December 25, 2017

Microsoft Corp now has $659.68 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $26.6. EXC's SI was 12.66 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Investors of record on Monday, June 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. Davenport & Company Llc bought 25,540 shares as the company's stock declined 0.60% while stock markets rallied. (more...)
Daughter of Eric Garner in coma after suffering heart attack Daughter of Eric Garner in coma after suffering heart attack
- December 25, 2017

The oldest daughter of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying calls of "I can't breathe" after he was placed in a chokehold by a police officer became a protest chant across the country, has been hospitalized following a heart attack, her mother said on Monday. (more...)
Warning shots fired after North Korean soldier defects to South Warning shots fired after North Korean soldier defects to South
- December 25, 2017

Youbit publicized the attack early Tuesday morning, not disclosing how many bitcoins had been stolen, but noting that a share of its total assets were gone. Last week, nearly $64bn of bitcoin was stolen by hackers who broke into the NiceHash marketplace in Slovenia. Cryptocurrency dealer Youbit became a casualty of hackers. (more...)
BJP steps up efforts to name CMs for Gujarat, Himachal BJP steps up efforts to name CMs for Gujarat, Himachal
- December 25, 2017

In Ahmedabad , Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday resigned along with his Cabinet, a day after Governor O.P. Kohli dissolved the Assembly following the recently-concluded polls, paving the way for formation of a new government. (more...)
Palestinians dead in clashes over Trump's Jerusalem move Palestinians dead in clashes over Trump's Jerusalem move
- December 25, 2017

The nine countries voting "no" were the US, Israel , Guatemala, Honduras, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Togo. Among the abstentions were Australia, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic and Mexico . "I think he's doing a fabulous job", he said. Trump stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city's holy sites. (more...)
Berlin police investigate vehicle crash at SPD headquarters Berlin police investigate vehicle crash at SPD headquarters
- December 25, 2017

The building's sprinkler system extinguished the resulting blaze. Police said he was a 58-year-old man but declined to give further details of his identity. Nobody was hurt, apart from the suspect, who was taken to hospital for treatment of light injuries. Police have launched an arson inquiry and state security services were also investigating. (more...)
Blizzard warning issued for coastal Rockingham County Blizzard warning issued for coastal Rockingham County
- December 25, 2017

The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine has issued a blizzard warning for parts of Maine and coastal Rockingham County in New Hampshire. Western New York, northern Pennsylvania, northeastern OH and parts of MA will see between three and six inches of snow. (more...)
Palestinians killed in clashes over Jerusalem status
- December 25, 2017

The country became the first to follow the United States in this regard after the US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that by boycotting peace efforts led by the United States, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has demonstrated that he is not interested in resolving the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. (more...)
Trump on making Christmas great again Trump on making Christmas great again
- December 25, 2017

Obama also wished the American people a merry Christmas in his final festive address as president past year. "'We say "Merry Christmas" again, very, very proudly, ' Trump added, repeating his position on saying 'Merry Christmas" over 'Happy Holidays'. (more...)
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's 2017 Christmas Message President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's 2017 Christmas Message
- December 25, 2017

According to CNN's Dan Merica, Trump repeated the suggestion that he had brought back an interest in Christmas by being elected president. We're saying merry Christmas again. "On behalf of Melania, myself, Barron and the entire Trump family, God bless you, God bless America, and have a very very merry Christmas and happy new year". (more...)
Sheriff: KY woman killed after pit bulls attack couple on a walk Sheriff: KY woman killed after pit bulls attack couple on a walk
- December 25, 2017

Police are asking people in the community to be on the lookout for a brown and white pit bull that is injured. "Under no circumstances are you to engage this risky animal", the sheriff's department said. A seven-year-old boy was attacked killed by a pair of pit bulls on November 21, 2017, in Lowell, Massachusetts. The sheriff's department said a caller had reported his brother and sister-in-law were attacked by two of their neighbor's dogs, WLEX-TV reported . (more...)
City has several spots to drop off Christmas trees for recycling
- December 25, 2017

St. Petersburg residents may also drop off their undecorated trees at one of the city's five brush sites for free. Other green waste will not be collected at the TreeCycle sites. Of course, some Americans prefer a product that they can reuse, turning to artificial trees, primarily manufactured in China for the US market, according to data from the US Commerce Department. (more...)
Snow expected to miss city on Christmas Snow expected to miss city on Christmas
- December 25, 2017

According to the National Weather Service, since 1885, we've only had 44 Christmas days with an inch or more of snow. If you plan to travel for the holiday visit gettingaroundillinois.com for the latest Interstate road conditions. Monday. Temperatures will rise to about 19 by noon and then fall to 12 degrees for the remainder of the day. Over the past day or so, odds for a white Christmas went from so-so to a near certainty. (more...)
Russia warns vs US decision to arm Ukraine Russia warns vs US decision to arm Ukraine
- December 25, 2017

The State Department's spokesperson said the U.S. assistance is entirely defensive in nature , and added that the USA remains committed to the Minsk agreements as the way forward in eastern Ukraine . Ukraine has been wracked by conflict since March 2014 following Russia's annexation of Crimea after an illegal independence vote. Previously, the US has provided Ukraine with support equipment and training, and has let private companies sell some small arms like rifles. (more...)
Julian Assange's official Twitter account disappears Julian Assange's official Twitter account disappears
- December 25, 2017

It is unclear whether he deactivated or if he was suspended, but given Twitter's new pro-censorship rules, many are speculating that it is the latter. "It's a Christmas miracle!" one user wrote. The Wikileaks boss is getting a lot of love on Twitter, too. While some suspected a link to the raids at his lawyer's office few days ago and the disappearance of Assange's Twitter account. (more...)
18 dead, 26 injured in Christmas Day road accident in La Union 18 dead, 26 injured in Christmas Day road accident in La Union
- December 25, 2017

The jeep was totally wrecked due to the impact of the collision while the bus incurred damage in front. Police said the jeepney crashed at 3.30am (7pm GMT on 24 December) into a larger bus in the town of Agoo, La Union , 125 miles north of the capital Manila. (more...)
Five Killed in Moscow as Bus Drives Into Pedestrian Underpass (PHOTO, VIDEO) Five Killed in Moscow as Bus Drives Into Pedestrian Underpass (PHOTO, VIDEO)
- December 25, 2017

A bus rammed into a group of people on Slavyansky Boulevard in Moscow on December 25. "A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass", a traffic police spokesman, Artyom Kolesnikov, told media. The Interfax news agency said investigators were looking into whether the incident had occurred as a result of a technical fault with the bus. Three air ambulances and emergency service staff were scrambled to the scene, they added. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi visits Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birthday PM Narendra Modi visits Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birthday
- December 25, 2017

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman wished the former Prime Minister as well. The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has chose to set 93 prisoners free on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 93rd birthday on Monday. A leader known for his exemplary oratory is a BJP stalwart who was the first non-Congress Prime minister who completed his full term at the helm. Born in 1924, he entered politics during the Quit India movement in 1942. (more...)
North Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war' North Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'
- December 25, 2017

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, which would slash oil imports into the country by up to 90 percent. "The US should not forget even a second the entity of the DPRK which rapidly emerged as a strategic state capable of posing a substantial nuclear threat to the US mainland", it added. (more...)
Melbourne attack: Kiwi released from hospital
- December 25, 2017

The Prime Minister called it a "despicable and cowardly act" which police were treating as "an isolated incident". "We should continue to go about our daily lives in the way we always do". According to the ABC, Saeed Noori, 32, was driven to the Melbourne West police station in an unmarked police auto about 9am local time today. Following the January incident, authorities installed 140 concrete bollards in the city center. (more...)
Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an "act of war"
- December 25, 2017

North Korean soldiers attend a mass rally to celebrate the county's declaration of full nuclear statehood on November 29 in Pyongyang on December 1, 2017. This picture taken on December 21, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 22, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering his speech during the opening of the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (more...)

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