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Jadhav-family meeting: India summons its high commissioner in Pakistan Jadhav-family meeting: India summons its high commissioner in Pakistan
- December 30, 2017

The criticism is expected to exacerbate tensions between the longtime rivals who have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947 and regularly exchange fire along their disputed territory in Kashmir. "This is the reality of Pakistan, that does not believe in humanity", he told reporters. The Indian minister said the Pakistani press was allowed on multiple occasions to approach family members closely, harass and hector them and hurl accusations about Jadhav. (more...)
Bitter cold cited in shark deaths along Cape Cod shore Bitter cold cited in shark deaths along Cape Cod shore
- December 30, 2017

Residents of Brewster, Massachusetts were shocked to find the carcasses of thresher sharks washed up on Cape Cod. The sharks were likely "stranded due to cold shock", according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in a Facebook post on December 27. (more...)
U.S. imposes sanctions on N. Korean missile experts U.S. imposes sanctions on N. Korean missile experts
- December 30, 2017

The stand-off between the USA and North Korea has raised fears of a new conflict on the Korean peninsula, which has remained in a technical state of war since the 1950 to 1953 Korean War ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. The revelation also comes after Trump's state visit to China appeared to finally win Beijing's support in the war of words with nuke-nut Kim. Kim Jong-sik is a prominent rocket scientist who rose after playing a role in North Korea's first successful launch of a ... (more...)
DOJ not appealing transgender military ruling, but not abandoning case DOJ not appealing transgender military ruling, but not abandoning case
- December 30, 2017

In July, Trump announced via Twitter he would ban transgender people from the armed forces "in any capacity", following up with a directive making good on that promise. "So rather than litigate this interim appeal before that occurs, the administration has made a decision to wait for DOD's study and will continue to defend the President's and Secretary of Defence's lawful authority in district court in the meantime", the DOJ said in a statement. (more...)
UP Police arrests manager of madrasa for sexually harassing girls UP Police arrests manager of madrasa for sexually harassing girls
- December 30, 2017

The victims also claimed that the manager of the madarsa would often beat them and forced them to dance. Moreover, there are also serious allegations of trafficking girls for sex trade which police is investigating. The culprit is arrested and we are doing our investigation. Deepak Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Lucknow said in a statement, "We took strict action, the moment we got the complaint". (more...)
Bill Browder: Russia jails investor in absentia Bill Browder: Russia jails investor in absentia
- December 30, 2017

Additionally, Browder was fined 200,000 rubles (about $3,500) and prohibited from running business in Russian Federation for 3 years. Browder's co-defendant, Ivan Cherkasov, received an eight-year prison term in absentia. However, the United Kingdom refused to extradite its nationals on Russia's request. Browder was then found guilty and sentenced to nine years in absentia. (more...)
2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at California office 2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at California office
- December 30, 2017

Two people including a gunman were killed Friday and another was injured in a shooting at a Southern California law office in Long Beach that authorities called workplace violence. He said the shooter and a victim were dead in what appears to be a workplace killing. People were seen evacuating and running from the unmarked building. (more...)
Greece condemns terror attack at Cairo church Greece condemns terror attack at Cairo church
- December 30, 2017

The spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church said in a statement that at least six people were killed in the attack including five Copts and a policeman. The jihadists have increasingly targeted civilians as attacks on the security forces have become more hard. It added, "Legal measures have been taken", without elaborating. (more...)
Church calendar for Saturday, Dec. 30 Church calendar for Saturday, Dec. 30
- December 30, 2017

Mid-week prayer is noon Wednesday and Bible study is at 7 p.m. ■ St. Monica Missionary Baptist Church, 4882 Calvert School Road, Grimesland, will host a watch night service at 10 p.m. each Sunday. A midweek service with Bible classes will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Second Baptist Church, Walnut and High streets, Sharpsville, will observe Missionary Day Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. (more...)
Egyptian court sentences Morsi to 3 years in jail Egyptian court sentences Morsi to 3 years in jail
- December 30, 2017

Others tried by the court in the same case including leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and lawmaker and television presenter Tawfik Okasha were instead given fines ranging from 30,000 to 1 million Egyptian pounds. In September, Egypt's highest appellate court rejected an appeal by Morsi against his 25-year jail term for allegedly spying for Qatar. Following Morsi's overthrow, Egyptian authorities launched a severe crack down on Islamists, jailing thousands of them as well as ... (more...)
Mortal incendio en NY iniciado por niño jugando con estufa Mortal incendio en NY iniciado por niño jugando con estufa
- December 30, 2017

El alcalde de la ciudad, Bill de Blasio , dijo que es el peor incendio que ha vivido Nueva York en las últimas décadas. Cabe indicar que según medios locales, entre las víctimas mortales del incendio en Nueva York hay cuatro menores de edad, entre ellos tres niñas de 1,2 y 7 años. (more...)
Censor board suggestes changes to Padmavati including changing movie name Censor board suggestes changes to Padmavati including changing movie name
- December 30, 2017

The board has, however, reportedly suggested that the film's name be changed to " Padmavat ", and has recommended some cuts. The reviewing committee also sought to add disclaimers so that the practice of Sati , which has been banned, is not glorified. (more...)
PAT to hold all parties conference today in Lahore PAT to hold all parties conference today in Lahore
- December 30, 2017

Speaking on the occasion, Qadri said PAT and PPP were in complete agreement [on the current political situation], saying "we are completely convinced to summon an all parties conference". Earlier in a TV interview, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the All Parties Conference in Lahore has political agenda to do politics on dead bodies of ModelTown in 2018 general elections. (more...)
Egypt's police kill militant tried to storm a Church in Cairo
- December 30, 2017

Three officers were killed in the ensuing gun battle, along with one of the terrorists . The attack came amid tightened security around churches and Christian facilities ahead of the Coptic Orthodox Christian celebrations of Christmas on January 7. (more...)
Ultimate Oscillator Spotted Above 60 for Hovnanian Enterprises Inc (HOV) — Indicator Focus
- December 30, 2017

The firm has fifty days moving average percentage of 1.78% to its latest price change. (NYSE: HOV)'s stock is experiencing unusual volume during today's trading. Its down 0.02, from 1 in 2017Q2. 24 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. Hovnanian Enterprises had a negative return on equity of 1.48% and a negative net margin of 13.55%. (more...)
We did not 'sabotage' Venezuela's Christmas We did not 'sabotage' Venezuela's Christmas
- December 30, 2017

Having now upset even his government's most ardent supporters, known as "Chavistas", Maduro blamed the shortage on Portugal, the origin of its latest pork shipments, according to CNN . So we had to import, and so I gave the order and I signed the payments. "They have sabotaged us", Maduro continued. Meanwhile, in response to Maduro's allegations, Portugal's Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva said the government had no power to "sabotage the pork hind leg". (more...)
Cheyenne Police Planning Special DUI Enforcement Effort Cheyenne Police Planning Special DUI Enforcement Effort
- December 30, 2017

Bakersfield Police Department, California Office of Traffic Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will all partner in the 18-day crackdown. The extra officers on the road, along with routine patrols, are aimed to reduce impaired driving, police said. DUI checkpoints are stationary setups created to identify intoxicated drivers. (more...)
12 dead as fire rips through Bronx apartment building 12 dead as fire rips through Bronx apartment building
- December 30, 2017

No heavy damage to the exterior of the building was visiblein news footage and photographs. At least 12 people were rescued and are expected to survive, the mayor said Thursday night. Some escaped barefoot or in their nightclothes. D&E Equities said through spokesman Ronn Torossian that it is communicating with the city about the Thursday fire in the Bronx. (more...)
Dozens Killed in Bombing at Shiite Center and News Agency in Kabul Dozens Killed in Bombing at Shiite Center and News Agency in Kabul
- December 30, 2017

Local media reported an explosion early on Thursday. The attacks shook Kabul a day after the US Marine Forces reported the death of a suspected Taliban leader, Qari Fida Mohammad, which, however, was claimed to have taken place much earlier. (more...)
Wallaby Karmichael Hunt arrested for drug possession Wallaby Karmichael Hunt arrested for drug possession
- December 30, 2017

Hunt, a former rugby league global who made his Wallaby debut this year, was detained along with another man in Brisbane early on Saturday morning. "An incident involving Karmichael Hunt occurred which resulted in his arrest", his high-profile lawyer Adam Magill told the Courier Mail . (more...)
Zimbabwean family stuck for three months in Bangkok airport
- December 30, 2017

Thai immigration officials said the family of four adults and four children had been trying to leave Thailand since the end of October but were left stuck at the airport because of visa irregularities. Airport officials denied them boarding, though, because they didn't have visas for Spain, Thailand's immigration bureau spokesman, Col. Cherngron Rimphadee told BBC News. (more...)
Trump 'disappointed' in China over North Korea sanctions Trump 'disappointed' in China over North Korea sanctions
- December 30, 2017

The North Korean oil tanker Sam Jong 2 so far has not been banned from worldwide ports, but it appears on a list of six ships suspected of transporting cargo banned under the global sanctions. Despite being flagged as Hong Kong, the Lighthouse Winmore has actually been chartered by a Taiwanese company called Billion Bunker Group. The Hong Kong government said it was "liaising with the Korean parties concerned to obtain further information about the incident, and will take appropriate ... (more...)
At Least 2 Dead in Long Beach Shooting At Least 2 Dead in Long Beach Shooting
- December 30, 2017

Brad Johnson said at a news conference. By 3:30 p.m., police confirmed it was no longer an active shooter situation but did not disclose whether the assailant had been arrested, wounded or killed. The number of victims and their conditions was unknown. The block where the shooting occurred includes doctor's offices and law offices, but police did not specify what kind of business it is. (more...)
UNESCO Director-General regrets departure of Israel UNESCO Director-General regrets departure of Israel
- December 30, 2017

Israel announced in October that it was following the U.S.'s lead and withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over its anti-Israel bias. Tensions had been bubbling since UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member state in 2011, a move opposed by the United States and Israel, who argue that any recognition of Palestinian statehood must await a negotiated Middle East peace deal. (more...)
Anderson and Thiem react to Djokovic injury withdrawal in Abu Dhabi Anderson and Thiem react to Djokovic injury withdrawal in Abu Dhabi
- December 30, 2017

Murray, who has struggled with a persistent hip injury since the Briton's quarter-final exit at Wimbledon in July, pulled out of the U.S. Open and dropped to 16th in the world rankings. The 30-year-old is scheduled to participate in the Brisbane International which starts on December 31 as he gears up for the Australian Open , but a season blighted by injury has changed the double Wimbledon champion's outlook. (more...)
Ex-estrela do futebol, George Weah é eleito presidente da Libéria Ex-estrela do futebol, George Weah é eleito presidente da Libéria
- December 30, 2017

Os liberianos aguardavam com ansiedade os resultados, ainda que parciais, do segundo turno, uma disputa entre a lenda viva do futebol do país e o atual vice-presidente, Joseph Boakai . Segundo Mahama, a participação no segundo turno foi de "cerca de 55%", após ter sido adiada durante sete semanas, devido a um recurso judicial apresentado pelo candidato que ficou em terceiro lugar. (more...)
Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 109 Civilians In Yemen In 10 Days Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 109 Civilians In Yemen In 10 Days
- December 30, 2017

The US-backed Saudi-led coalition denied the charges, with Riyadh accusing McGoldrick of taking the Houthi side in the conflict, claiming the information lacked credibility. "I once again remind all parties that it has no military solution". Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in neighbouring Yemen in March 2015 to push back the rebels who control the capital Sanaa, in an attempt to restore the government of AbdRabbo Mansour Hadi to power. (more...)
Russia's Putin calls Saint Petersburg blast 'act of terror' Russia's Putin calls Saint Petersburg blast 'act of terror'
- December 30, 2017

Initial reports after Wednesday's blast suggested that it was being treated by authorities as attempted murder. An interior view of a supermarket is seen after an explosion in St Petersburg, Russia, in this photo released by Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committe on December 28, 2017. (more...)
One third of Americans approve of war with North Korea One third of Americans approve of war with North Korea
- December 30, 2017

Anthrax is an acute disease caused by bacteria and can kill 80 per cent of those exposed to it within a day unless antibiotics are taken or vaccination is made available. The regime claims the facility is used for pesticide research , but experts said that the dual-use equipment in the facility suggest that it is used to manufacture biological weapons. (more...)
12 more patients evacuated from Syria rebel enclave 12 more patients evacuated from Syria rebel enclave
- December 30, 2017

The government recently tightened its siege on eastern Ghouta, home to almost 400,000 people, and has refused to allow hundreds of critically ill patients to reach hospitals located just minutes away, according to the United Nations. Eastern Ghouta is an area home to about 400,000 people that has been under a government-imposed siege since 2013. It was the first time the al-Qaeda-linked Hay'at Tahrir al Sham - Arabic for Levant Liberation Committee, also known as HTS - joined the battle over ... (more...)

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