German police arrest two over mall attack plot

A police officer during the operation at the shopping centre in Oberhausen , Germany. In a statement , Essen police said , "Friday morning (23 December, around 00:45 hours) special units in Duisburg took two suspicious men into custody". More..

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Berlin terror suspect Anis Amri shot dead in Italy
by | Saturday, December 24, 2016

Berlin terror suspect Anis Amri shot dead in Italy

So-called Islamic State has said one of its militants carried out the attack but has offered no evidence. Christmas shoppers were out again in the streets Wednesday in the German capital, and Berlin May...More..

Stores open late for last minute holiday shoppers
by | Saturday, December 24, 2016

Stores open late for last minute holiday shoppers

The Brady Road landfill and 4R depot will be closed Sunday. Lime Ridge Mall will be open Christmas Eve from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., and closed Sunday December 25 for Christmas Day . 24 from 7 a.m.to 6 p.m., close...More..

by | Saturday, December 24, 2016

Endangered southern resident orca J34 found dead near Sechelt

The population now totals 79 orcas. Investigators have also taken the animal's skull to Vancouver, where a CT scan will be done to determine whether there were any fractures as a result of the blunt-force tra...More..

by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Obama Aiming to End "Outdated" Visitor Registry Program Before Trump Takes Over

President Barack Obama plans to dismantle a controversial immigrant registry that rights groups have long said unfairly targeted men from Arab- and Muslim-majority countries, in what appears to be an effort...More..

by | Friday, December 23, 2016

UN Pushes For Murder Probe Into Rodrigo Duterte

Hussein said it is "unthinkable for any functioning judicial system not to launch investigative and judicial proceedings when someone has openly admitted being a killer". most of them, indeed, would say yes",...More..

Trump names Kellyanne Conway as counselor to the president
by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Trump names Kellyanne Conway as counselor to the president

In her new role as counselor, she will work with senior leadership to "effectively message and execute the Administration's legislative priorities and actions", according to Trump's team. During the general-e...More..

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing at US Presidential Inauguration
by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing at US Presidential Inauguration

The choir has previously sung at the inaugurals of five other USA presidents, including the official swearing-in ceremonies for George H.W. Bush (1989), Richard M. Elton John, Kanye West and Andrea Bocelli ...More..

by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Day could be the warmest on record

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: "90mph wind gusts on Christmas Day are shown on forecast models". Below is our general outlook of possible impacts from this system next weekend. Scots travelli...More..

by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Cyberweapons used against DNC show up on Ukrainian battlefield

CrowdStrike , the security firm that also accused Russian Federation of being behind the hack on the Democratic National Committee earlier this year, found that the same group was behind a more daring, and pote...More..

by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Retailer To Settle $50 Million Lawsuit With 3 Families

Mann and Edward S. Goldis, lawsuits were commenced against IKEA - the manufacturer of the MALM dressers - asserting that the unsafe design of the dressers rendered them inherently unstable and easily tipped o...More..

by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Trump Calls For Larger US Nuclear Capability

Trump's Tweet flies in the face of worldwide agreements against nuclear proliferation, life-saving, peace-keeping treaties which have protected all of humankind for years. It seems more likely, though, that Tr...More..

Aleppo finally under Syrian government control
by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Aleppo finally under Syrian government control

The ICRC confirmed that evacuations had resumed. "Thousands are still expected to be evacuated". The U.N. Security Council voted Monday to deploy global observers to monitor the evacuation routes as well as...More..

This is how likely a white Christmas is in Germany
by | Thursday, December 22, 2016

This is how likely a white Christmas is in Germany

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, warned winds could touch 100mph in exposed parts of the north on Friday . Will we have a white Christmas in North Devon? On average, Hoosiers typically have a o...More..

by | Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Eve service to be held

On Christmas Day, Sunday Dec. 25, a special service of Lessons & Carols will be offered at 5 p.m. This will be a candlelight Communion service, with carols and special readings. First Presbyterian is located a...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Queen's Christmas Address - Will she mention Meghan?

During their pre-holiday week together, they shopped for a Christmas tree and had a date night out at London's West End to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Gielgud Theatre. She did n...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Prince William And Kate Celebrating Christmas With The Middletons

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie arrived one after the other to the lunch, where their father, Prince Andrew, was already waiting to greet them. Prince Harry appeared to be distracted throughout the d...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Obama grants most clemencies in single day

Neil Eggleston, Obama's White House counsel, said the story behind each clemency recipient is unique, but a common thread of rehabilitation underlies all of them. During the final months of his presidency, Obam...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) Analyst Estimates And Rating

The company's stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 1.3 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of 2.3 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -2.8 percent. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $52.72 per ...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Australia, France to seal major military deal

Shirtless Putin gives Trump a festive surprise in new SNL sketch USA comedy television show Saturday Night Live has taken another swing at President-elect Donald Trump, this time focussing on his relationship w...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

USA acknowledges China has returned underwater drone seized in South China Sea

Yet China pointedly accused the US of long sending ships "in China's presence" to conduct "military surveying". The seizure was within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines near Luzon Island and, acc...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

'Destruction of the peace process' if U.S. moves embassy to Jerusalem

Asked about the prospect of Trump moving the embassy to the Israeli capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week that this would be "great." The comments reinforce Friedman's hardline posit...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

UN condemns 'horrific' terrorist attack in Berlin

Investigators believe the man behind a hulking tractor-trailer that mowed down holiday shoppers, killing 12 and wounding almost 50 on Monday, is a 23-year-old Pakistani national who sought refuge in the country...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Trump sons selling access to president during inauguration weekend

The Center for Public Integrity reported that the two Trump sons are listed as directors on a Texas nonprofit called the Opening Day Foundation , which is putting on the event and was created on December 14. ...More..

by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Alcohol poisoning deaths in Russian Federation rise to 53

But why was the substance so deadly? At least 48 people have died and a state of emergency has been announced in a Siberian city after locals downed bath lotion. "Undoubtedly, this is a bad tragedy, " Pes...More..

by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Surreal" is Merriam-Webster's 2016 Word of the Year

Whatever the reason, "surreal" has been chosen as Merriam-Webster's " Word of the Year ", summing up succinctly what has arguably been one of the more freakish years in recent memory. Last month, Merriam-Webst...More..

by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Berlin Christmas market: 9 killed when truck plows into crowd

Details at this point are scarce, but according to the New York Times , police in Berlin are calling the incident a deliberate attack . The street has been cordoned off and a meeting point for relatives has...More..

by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Apple appeals EU's multibillion dollar tax ruling

The Commission claims that Apple received state aid from Ireland that allowed it to pay 1 percent or less in income tax on European profits from 2003 to 2014. The Cupertino tech giant established two companie...More..

Zurich shooting: Three people injured at Islamic centre
by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Zurich shooting: Three people injured at Islamic centre

Police stand outside an Islamic center in central Zurich, Switzerland December 19, 2016. "The suspect then escaped from the mosque in the direction of Central Station", the statement said. The shooting occurre...More..

Duterte unfazed by United States aid cut to Philippines
by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Duterte unfazed by United States aid cut to Philippines

Secretary Carter also announced in April another military deal that gave the US access to five Philippine military bases to house American forces that will rotate in and out of the country for training and othe...More..

Yellen: Jobs Market Strongest In A Decade
by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Yellen: Jobs Market Strongest In A Decade

She told graduates that "after years of economic recovery, you are entering the strongest job market in almost a decade". Ms. Yellen pointed to an economy that is growing more slowly than in earlier expansions ...More..

by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Task force to review Indus Waters Treaty

The treaty sets out a mechanism for cooperation and information exchange between the two countries regarding their use of the rivers, known as the Permanent Indus Commission which includes a commissioner from e...More..

by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Manipur government imposes curfew, bans mobile data services in Imphal

The landlocked state has been experiencing severe hardship in supply of essential items since November 1 after United Naga Council imposed an indefinite economic blockade on the two national highways that serve...More..

Cold Weather Prompts Freeze And Frost Warnings
by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Cold Weather Prompts Freeze And Frost Warnings

The gusty winds were anticipated to ease by this afternoon. "You want to be prepared for a drastic drop in temperatures, you don't want to be caught off guard", Dolce cautions. Temperatures were expected to dro...More..

Why OPEC Production Cuts Are Good News for America
by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Why OPEC Production Cuts Are Good News for America

Still, the increase in prices could prompt a revival in production in other areas, including USA shale fields. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out what would happen to the price if all oil ...More..

East Aleppo evacuation under way -UN official
by | Monday, December 19, 2016

East Aleppo evacuation under way -UN official

He said some countries want to report to their capitals overnight and "hopefully we'll have a positive vote" but he said he was still "cautious at this stage". Later, he added, another 1,500 people would leave ...More..

Aleppo evacuation to resume, plus cases from four towns-Syria govt source
by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Aleppo evacuation to resume, plus cases from four towns-Syria govt source

It is unclear how many people remain in east Aleppo, with tens of thousands fleeing to territory held by the government or Kurds in recent days, but perhaps tens of thousands are still inside. "There's no more ...More..

by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Trump And Putin Share A Very Merry Christmas On Latest 'SNL'

In the first sketch of the show, Baldwin as Donald Trump gets a surprise holiday visitor who enters through the chimney. In the " SNL " but, Goodman's Tillerson and Beck's Putin gleefully size up oil-dril...More..

by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

Traces of explosives found on bodies from EgyptAir crash

It is pertinent to mention here that Flight MS804 was set to Cairo from Paris when it plunged into the Mediterranean on May 19, claiming the lives of all 66 people on board. A spokesman for France's BEA air c...More..

Cuba proposes to use rum to pay back Czech debt
by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cuba proposes to use rum to pay back Czech debt

Prague seems open to the idea but has also said they would rather see some of the debt paid off in cash, or potentially with medicine popular in the republic. If the offer is accepted, the central European nat...More..

by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

China Says It Will Return Seized US Underwater Drone In 'Appropriate' Way

The United States yesterday confirmed a Chinese warship had picked up a U.S. research drone after it was deployed by the USNS Bowditch in worldwide waters northwest of Subic Bay off the Philippines. Many sus...More..

Malaysia, Sri Lanka affirm stance against terrorism in all forms, manisfestation
by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

Malaysia, Sri Lanka affirm stance against terrorism in all forms, manisfestation

The President told them that Sri Lanka offers a wide range of investment opportunities as the government has declared the next three years as years of development. President invites Malaysian business community...More..

by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

Obama urges Trump to take foreign election impact seriously

Mr. Obama said there's no doubt that Russia is responsible for the hacking, and that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin to "cut it out" when he met him in China in September. Obama said that wouldn't have...More..

by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

BWF Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses in semis

PV Sindhu got the better of the Spanish champion Carolina Marin with an impressive scoreline of 21-17, 21-13. Sindhu came back with a couple of strong cross-court smashes but Sung still held on to a slender ...More..

PKK behind Turkish bus attack: Erdogan
by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

PKK behind Turkish bus attack: Erdogan

Police were searching for five others. Another 57 people including 34 children were killed in August in a suicide attack by an IS-linked bomber at a Kurdish wedding in the southeastern city of Gaziantep. The ...More..

Democrats Want Education Secretary Nominee to Pay 8 Year Old Ohio Fine
by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

Democrats Want Education Secretary Nominee to Pay 8 Year Old Ohio Fine

While I do not claim any particular expertise on this issue and have no vested interest in the schools system, I do know we should always be wary of a secretary aligned with a conservative think tank that has e...More..

Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die; Ansari Asks Members To Introspect
by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die; Ansari Asks Members To Introspect

The Rajya Sabha had a similar fate even though the excact loss of time was not immediately known. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar raised the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal issue and said the nam...More..

HMP Birmingham secured after 12 hour riot
by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

HMP Birmingham secured after 12 hour riot

One inmate is understood to have been injured during the violent outbreak involving up to 600 prisoners. He said: "We are working with colleagues across the service to bring the incident to a safe conclusion"...More..

Explosion heard in Aleppo close to where civilians are being evacuated
by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

Explosion heard in Aleppo close to where civilians are being evacuated

A first evacuation expected to take place on Wednesday morning fell apart, with artillery exchanges and resumed air strikes rocking the city until the early hours today. The government said it had suspended the...More..

Clinton says Putin's 'personal beef' with her prompted election hacks
by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

Clinton says Putin's 'personal beef' with her prompted election hacks

Obama has called for action after alleged Russian hacking of the election, while a Putin spokesperson denied any such involvement. The dispute over Russia's role has also fueled an increasingly public spat be...More..