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Plane Goes Off Taxiway at Logan Airport Plane Goes Off Taxiway at Logan Airport
- December 26, 2017

Responding to air traffic controllers after the incident, one of the plane's pilots said, "Everything's fine". When told that emergency personnel would be responding, the pilot said, "We just need a tow". A nasty winter storm hit New England Christmas Day temporarily shut down runways at Boston's Logan Airport. Earlier on Monday departures and arrivals were halted at Logan International for about an hour as snow reduced visibility to near zero, airport officials said. (more...)
Israel extends detention of Palestinian women over slap video Israel extends detention of Palestinian women over slap video
- December 26, 2017

The incident occurred during a clash in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank, after U.S. President Donald Trump chose to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and to move the US Embassy to it. The binding resolution could not be adopted despite 14 other council members supporting it. Since then, at least 15 Palestinians have been martyred - and thousands more injured - in clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, according ... (more...)
Uproar continues in Peru after ex-president is pardoned Uproar continues in Peru after ex-president is pardoned
- December 26, 2017

A pardon was reportedly rejected in 2013. The protesters at first wanted to march towards the Government Palace, headquarters of the executive, or to the clinic in which Fujimori is hospitalised, but instead was ended in front of the Palace of Justice. (more...)
Union minister Hegde hints at amending Constitution to remove 'secular'
- December 26, 2017

Speaking at an event organised by the Brahman Yuva Parishad in Koppal district of Karnataka , Hegde said that while they would respect the word secular since the Constitution mentions it, the BJP will "change the Constitution" in the future. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi's Christmas Hug To A Grandmother Rahul Gandhi's Christmas Hug To A Grandmother
- December 26, 2017

Reaching out on social media - for which union minister Sushma Swaraj has received much respect and affection from the people - is a first for the leader, who took charge of the Congress recently from his mother Sonia Gandhi . Not just a tweet, the Congress chief also dialed Dipali and personally wished her grandmother on her birthday. "Dear Dipali, Please wish your lovely grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas". (more...)
Pregnant Arizona woman shot while sleeping, baby survives Pregnant Arizona woman shot while sleeping, baby survives
- December 26, 2017

The baby boy is in critical condition and on life support, the child's father Anthony Rivera told Tucson News Now . 19-year-old Jasmine Vega had married, and together with her husband were expecting their first baby. It's not yet known if anyone was specifically targeted. Others inside of the house were woken up by Vega's screams, but no one else in the home was injured, and the authorities were contacted. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet Sushma Swaraj Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet Sushma Swaraj
- December 26, 2017

At the three-hour meeting with Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday, a number of officials from the foreign ministry, including foreign secretary S Jaishankar , were also present, media reported. Pakistan then played a video at a press briefing, in which Jadhav is shown thanking Pakistan for its "grand gesture". Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, commenting on Kulbhushan Jadhav's meeting with his family, said, "In one sense, it is a step forward because 22 months after they arrested this poor man, ... (more...)
Shilpa Shetty offers apology for 'casteist slur' Shilpa Shetty offers apology for 'casteist slur'
- December 26, 2017

On Friday, when the film released, members of Valmiki community staged demonstrations outside cinema halls in Jaipur and tore posters of Tiger Zinda Hai , in which Khan plays the lead role. Troubles for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan are from over. A notice was issued by the Commission after it received a complaint from an ex-chairman of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Harnam Singh. (more...)
Downtown Madison church welcomes hundreds for Christmas dinner Downtown Madison church welcomes hundreds for Christmas dinner
- December 26, 2017

This was for anyone that is homebound or anyone just in need of somewhere to eat on Christmas. The community meals gave people a chance to enjoy some festive company, and some good food. Mashed potatoes, ham, Volunteers were available to assist people, especially the elderly. "I really am thankful to God and all these people here that volunteered to do this". (more...)
U.S. to cut $285 million in United Nations funds U.S. to cut $285 million in United Nations funds
- December 26, 2017

Haley said the budget negotiations had generated several "successes" with financial cutbacks and a reduction of the UN's "bloated management and support functions". Meanwhile, Guatemala said that it would follow America's lead and announced plans to move its embassy in Israel, now situated in Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem on Sunday. (more...)
Nine remain in hospitals after bus ploughs into Moscow pedestrian underpass Nine remain in hospitals after bus ploughs into Moscow pedestrian underpass
- December 26, 2017

Sirens were blaring around the metro station, as authorities prepared to pull the bus out of the underpass, an AFP correspondent at the scene said. "A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass", traffic police spokesman Artyom Kolesnikov said. (more...)
Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous 'Lie Hard' dig at BJP Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous 'Lie Hard' dig at BJP
- December 26, 2017

The party action plan has factored in the possibility of the ruling NDA advancing the general elections to 2018 end along with some key states in the North. "We lost in the election, but we won". The Congress president further added that his sole mission in the election was to boost the confidence in the Gujarat Congress that they can defeat the BJP. (more...)
Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat
- December 26, 2017

BJP retained power in the state for the sixth consecutive term by winning the recently held Assembly polls. Earlier this morning, Modi's convoy made its way from the Ahmedabad airport, where he flew in from the national capital, to an open ground near the state secretariat where the oath ceremony took place. (more...)
Significant lake effect snow early next week Significant lake effect snow early next week
- December 26, 2017

It is after Christmas morning that lake effect becomes organized. The service issued a winter storm watch, advising there may be several inches of snow tonight, followed by significant lake effect snow Monday through Wednesday. There will be temperatures in the single digits Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with wind. In the most persistent snows east of Lake Ontario they wil be measuring snowfall in feet. (more...)
Meghan Markle shines at royals' Christmas church service Meghan Markle shines at royals' Christmas church service
- December 26, 2017

As ET previously reported , Meghan and Harry were expected to stay at William and Kate's country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, which is close to Sandringham, so they could see 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte open their stockings from Santa on Christmas morning. (more...)
Christmas brings blizzard and bitter cold
- December 26, 2017

This will lead to a very cold Christmas eve with highs only in the single digits and teens. Temperatures in MA are also expected to be lower than usual on Christmas reaching a high of 38 degrees. The trucks were using treated salt that's deployed when temperatures drop below 15 degrees. A winter storm is winding down across New England but not before bringing blizzard conditions to some areas, power outages to others and making Christmas travel treacherous. (more...)
North Korea: Trump praises latest United Nations sanctions over missiles
- December 26, 2017

The resolution adopted by all 15 council members didn't go as far as the toughest-ever sanctions that have been sought by the Trump administration, such as prohibiting all oil imports and freezing global assets of North Korea's government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. (more...)
Trump signs sweeping tax bill into law Trump signs sweeping tax bill into law
- December 26, 2017

There was some discussion in Congress and at the White House that Trump should consider delaying the signing until early 2018 as a way to delay automatic spending cuts that could have been triggered by the tax cuts. Democrats had opposed the bill as a giveaway to the wealthy that would add $1.5 trillion to the $20 trillion national debt during the next decade. (more...)
Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Trump
- December 26, 2017

In a short post on his official Facebook account on Sunday, Morales said he had chose to move the embassy from Tel Aviv after talking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Guatemala's decision also drew fire from Bolivian President Evo Morales. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. (more...)
Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
- December 26, 2017

More than 120 countries backed a United Nations resolution urging the U.S. to reverse its decision, but Guatemala has announced that it too will be relocating its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem . "So far we have only seen the beginning", she said. Netanyahu spoke of Guatemala's move at the Likud faction meeting in the Knesset, saying he spoke Sunday night with Morales, who is an Evangelical Christian, thanked him for Guatemala's support at the United Nations, and expressed hope he would ... (more...)
Synovus Financial Corp Sells 1004 Shares of IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP)
- December 26, 2017

Fisher Asset Management Llc sold 4,236 shares as Ipg Photonics Corp (IPGP)'s stock rose 13.78%. The institutional investor held 12,164 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.25M, down from 14,254 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Faf du Plessis diagnosed with viral infection, doubtful for Boxing Day Test Faf du Plessis diagnosed with viral infection, doubtful for Boxing Day Test
- December 26, 2017

Gibson has previously stated that he will back Steyn to play if he's fit and available because "He is not some average guy from down the road. Some nightmares you want to wake up quickly‚" he said with a smile as the Proteas readied for Zimbabwe . (more...)
Rupani govt in Gujarat to be sworn-in on Dec 26 Rupani govt in Gujarat to be sworn-in on Dec 26
- December 26, 2017

Governor O P Kohli will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Rupani and his ministers. With BJP's OBC face and Health Minister Shankar Choudhary losing the elections, the party is looking for a new backward leader to take his place. (more...)
Qci Asset Management INC Increased Its Albemarle Corp (ALB) Stake
- December 26, 2017

Stearns Financial Services Group who had been investing in 3M Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $139.81 billion market cap company. Baird with "Buy" on Tuesday, August 22. The stock of ONEOK, Inc. As per Monday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was initiated by Bryan Garnier & Cie on Friday, January 13 with "Buy". (more...)
Fatal Mexican Tour Bus Crash Fatal Mexican Tour Bus Crash
- December 26, 2017

Two of the other fatalities were Swedes, one was Canadian and one was Mexican, said the tourism ministry of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, where the crash occurred. The bus was taking 31 people, who were on a Royal Caribbean cruise , to the ancient Mayan ruin at Chaccobén. The cause of the accident was under investigation. (more...)
Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Vietnam braces for TyphoonTembin Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Vietnam braces for TyphoonTembin
- December 26, 2017

Tropical storm Tembin intensified to a typhoon on Sunday, after it caused flooding and mudslides in the Philippines. But in 1997, Tropical Storm Linda swept through the region, killing 770 people and leaving more than 2,000 others missing. Malaysia stands ready to provide assistance and support to areas affected by Typhoon Tembin in southern Philippines. The storm is expected to make landfall in Vietnam tonight after claiming 200 lives in southern Philippines. (more...)
UP CM Adityanath to visit Noida to thrash myth UP CM Adityanath to visit Noida to thrash myth
- December 26, 2017

Coming down heavily on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his comment on the state government celebrating the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan and not Hanuman, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government need not learn from the former as it was giving equal importance to all religions and maintaining religious harmony in the state. (more...)
Cholera hit one million in Yemen Cholera hit one million in Yemen
- December 26, 2017

A Saudi-led coalition has been at war with Iranian-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015. The World Health Organisation warned last month that some 2,200 people have already died from cholera. He said the USA would not tolerate them "continuing to rocket and rocket a key ally like Saudi Arabia on the regular basis", though of course it's not clear how many more missiles the Houthis have beyond the two used. (more...)
UNSC condemns Houthi ballistic missile attack on Riyadh UNSC condemns Houthi ballistic missile attack on Riyadh
- December 26, 2017

Cholera flared up in April and spread rapidly, killing 2,227 people, but the death rate has since fallen dramatically. They also expressed "concern" at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen and called on all parties to allow the safe, rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and personnel to the populations of all affected governorates, and to facilitate access for essential imports of food, fuel and, medical supplies into the country and their distribution ... (more...)
Melbourne auto ramming 'deliberate'-but no terror link, say police Melbourne auto ramming 'deliberate'-but no terror link, say police
- December 26, 2017

Acting police commissioner Shane Patton said the alleged driver of the auto was a 32-year-old man of Afghan descent who was known to police. When asked if there were any custody management issues, Mr Noori's defence lawyer Tass Antos said: "Yes, your honour, first and foremost mental health". (more...)

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