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Cultural centre bombing crime against humanity: Ghani Cultural centre bombing crime against humanity: Ghani
- December 29, 2017

The attack has not yet been claimed by any insurgent group. US Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass said: "The United States continues to stand with all Afghans in their pursuit of peace, security, and prosperity". It also hit the Afghan News Agency, which has an office on the floor above, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. He called them attacks against Islam and "all human values". (more...)
RSS, BJP's sole agenda is to change Basic nature of Constitution RSS, BJP's sole agenda is to change Basic nature of Constitution
- December 28, 2017

They also demanded "removal" of the minister apparently from the Council of Ministers. He had also said "we are here to change the Constitution and we'll change it". Soon thereafter, he left the House. "The Minister has no trust in the Constitution and has no right to be the Minister". A senior minister, however, clarified that it was not relevant when or how the word "secular" came to be incorporated in the preamble of the Constitution as equality was guaranteed under Article 14 of the ... (more...)
New Himachal Pradesh Government Lowers Age Bar For Social Security New Himachal Pradesh Government Lowers Age Bar For Social Security
- December 28, 2017

He was nominated as the chief minister after the shock defeat of the BJP's chief ministerial face, Prem Kumar Dhumal , from the Sujanpur assembly segment. During the ceremony, Thakur, did not wear the trademark maroon flap cap of the BJP, like two-time Chief Minister Dhumal, who was defeated in the elections. (more...)
Four bodies found in upstate NY basement, police say
- December 28, 2017

Tedesco didn't reveal the victims' identities, nor their cause of death. Right now officials say the deaths do appear suspicious. "It's awful, it's terrible for the families, it's frightful for Troy", he added. "Especially at this time of year". She always answers but she hasn't. "I don't know of a word that can say it", Tedesco said at a news conference . "Unfortunately, it's disgusting, terrible, sad ... (more...)
Local gas prices rising as 2017 draws to close Local gas prices rising as 2017 draws to close
- December 28, 2017

Fort Collins- $2.40, down 0.7 cents per gallon from last week. When the year started, a gallon of regular fuel averaged around $2.37 in the Orlando metropolitan area. The lowest was $2.23 on July 5. That's about 2 cents higher than a week ago and about 13 cents higher than a year ago. Rising oil prices are pushing pump prices higher. (more...)
US Sanctions Two North Korean Officials Over Weapons Program
- December 28, 2017

The sanctions mean any assets the two officials hold in the United States can be confiscated and prohibits Americans from interacting with them. The two officials were listed last Friday in a new United Nations Security Council resolution sanctioning North Korea , Treasury said. (more...)
British woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers moved to notorious Qena prison British woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers moved to notorious Qena prison
- December 28, 2017

In a statement, the British Foreign Office said it "will continue to provide assistance to Laura and her family following the court ruling in Egypt , and our embassy is in regular contact with the Egyptian authorities". "Laura just said, "This can't be happening I didn't do anything wrong", Rachel Plummer said. Until now, Laura's family has been paying someone to take her food three times a week because she "doesn't have the character" to fight her way to a share of food which is thrown ... (more...)
Ukraine, Russia-backed separatists swap more than 300 prisoners Ukraine, Russia-backed separatists swap more than 300 prisoners
- December 28, 2017

The leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Alexandr Zajárchenko, as a preliminary measure to enable exchange, pardoned this Tuesday to 74 Ukrainian soldiers and announced that operation in which y will be redeemed for 306 prisoners of rebel zone is It will be held at one o'clock in afternoon, local time (one hour less in Spain). (more...)
OG&E to deploy power crews to Puerto Rico OG&E to deploy power crews to Puerto Rico
- December 28, 2017

Dominion Energy personnel anticipate assisting in Puerto Rico for a minimum of a month. Sometime after the first of the year, about 75 line workers and support staff will head to the island. "As we speak, hundreds of trucks and thousands of pieces of equipment are being barged into Puerto Rico", said Carlos D. Torres, power restoration coordinator appointed by Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossell├│. (more...)
Omaha triple homicide suspect captured in Tennessee Omaha triple homicide suspect captured in Tennessee
- December 28, 2017

Dalton is wanted on a first-degree murder felony warrant for the shootings of his parents, 70-year-old John Dalton Sr. and 65-year-old Jean Dalton, and his 18-year-old niece, Leonna Dalton-Phillip. Dalton Jr. was initially identified as a person of interest in the case. Police responded to 3912 N. 37th Street for a shooting at 7:51 Tuesday night and found the three victims. (more...)
The Library of Congress to stop archiving all tweets from 2018 The Library of Congress to stop archiving all tweets from 2018
- December 28, 2017

For the last several years, the Library of Congress has archived almost every tweet ever made. Twitter has gone from processing about 5,000 tweets a day in 2007, to more than 50 million tweets daily when it partnered with the Library of Congress in 2010. (more...)
Freezing temperatures expected to continue for central Pa. through next week Freezing temperatures expected to continue for central Pa. through next week
- December 28, 2017

Sub-zero temperatures are risky for both people and their pets. Saturday , there is a 30 percent chance of snow after noon, with a high near 17, the weather service said . After a hazardous weather outlook was issued for the area warning of possible winter weather Thursday and Friday morning, the NWS now says it isn't going to happen. (more...)
Obama trounces Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll Obama trounces Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll
- December 28, 2017

It was her 16th consecutive year, and Gallup sounds skeptical that the streak will continue, as "her popularity [is] at a nadir and the percentage naming her as most-admired the lowest in 15 years" at 9%. Taking the top slot for women was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with 9 percent. One percent of those surveyed named first lady Melania Trump their most admired woman, bringing her name into the top tier for the first time. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav meets wife, mother, Pak says more meetings will take place Kulbhushan Jadhav meets wife, mother, Pak says more meetings will take place
- December 27, 2017

Jadhav's wife and mother, before finally meeting him, visited the Indian High Commission in the Pakistani capital, after which they moved to the Pakistan MoFA building. Jadhav was arrested in March this year, in Balochistan, Pakistan, over charges of alleged involvement in 'espionage and subversive activities for India's intelligence agency - the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)'. (more...)
James Comey Defends Deputy FBI Director Who Republicans Have Pressured To Retire
- December 27, 2017

Seeking Mueller's removal "would have severe repercussions for Americans' sense of justice here at home and for our reputation for fairness around the world", they wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday that was coordinated by Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. (more...)
Kabul: Five killed as ISIL bomber targets spy agency Kabul: Five killed as ISIL bomber targets spy agency
- December 27, 2017

A spokesperson for the interior ministry says that the bomber blew himself up near an office of the country's intelligence service, killing five people and wounding two. In addition, at least one other was wounded in the attack. During 2017, Kabul endured more than 20 large attacks with heavy losses of life. Islamic State militants have been active in Afghanistan since 2015 and have taken responsibility for a recent spate of violence. (more...)
Militant commander killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight Militant commander killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight
- December 27, 2017

According to Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid, an encounter had started between the security forces and holed up terrorists in Samboora village after the area was surrounded by the security forces late on Monday evening. "Consequently, he remained in Tral (his home town in Pulwama) and became a major over- ground worker of the JeM in the belt", the statement said. A police officer who arrested Tantray in Delhi in 2003 said he had originally been recruited because at 4ft 2inches (1.27m) ... (more...)
Phoenix Man Kills Woman, 2 Children Before Shootout With Police Phoenix Man Kills Woman, 2 Children Before Shootout With Police
- December 27, 2017

After a search, police found an 11-year-old child and a 10-month-old dead. Several hours later, Howard says the man began shooting at officers. The suspect barricaded himself in one of the apartment complexes. Police said that at one point during the ongoing standoff they asked media to stop providing updates because the suspect told them "he is monitoring media and it is agitating him", according to Sgt. (more...)
'Aggressive US rhetoric' on North Korea unacceptable, Russian FM Lavrov says 'Aggressive US rhetoric' on North Korea unacceptable, Russian FM Lavrov says
- December 27, 2017

The offer comes amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang with both countries intensifying their rhetoric this year. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Monday for Washington and Pyongyang to start negotiations, saying Russian Federation was ready to facilitate such talks. (more...)
Friends for 60 years find out they're biological brothers Friends for 60 years find out they're biological brothers
- December 27, 2017

They met in the sixth grade, played on the same football team in high school, and have remained close friends for about 60 years. Now, they will share their life as relatives - the two men from Hawaii recently found out they're biological bothers. (more...)
North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war' North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'
- December 27, 2017

The minister said the UN Security Council resolution to impose further sanctions on North Korea is "a declaration of war". The ministry said attention is being drawn to whether North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's New Year address will include the direction of the North's policies regarding the South. (more...)
Greenwich Announces Christmas Tree Recycling Dates and Locations Greenwich Announces Christmas Tree Recycling Dates and Locations
- December 27, 2017

The wood chips can be used by residents as mulch or compost. But, trees that are more than five feet tall need to be cut down into smaller pieces, regardless of whether they're picked up with yard debris or as garbage. At 8 a.m., January 6, scouts will collect trees left in front of homes. Styrofoam peanuts and unpopped bubble wrap can be reused. Protect birds: Move the tree in its stand outdoors for the winter, where it can provide food and shelter for wild birds. (more...)
Trump Offers 'Warmest Wishes' for Kwanzaa Trump Offers 'Warmest Wishes' for Kwanzaa
- December 27, 2017

Provided photo The kinara, a seven-branched candleholder, sits among several symbols of Kwanzaa , a weeklong African-American cultural and historical celebration that began on Tuesday. Pronounced "kwahn-zuh", the term - which you can spell Kwanzaa or Kwanza - comes from the Swahili phrase " matunda ya kwanza ", which means "first fruits". (more...)
JetBlue Plane Slides Off the Taxiway After Hitting Ice Patch on Landing JetBlue Plane Slides Off the Taxiway After Hitting Ice Patch on Landing
- December 27, 2017

When told that emergency personnel would be responding, the pilot said, "We just need a tow". The flight had originated in Savannah, Georgia. "And ended up in a snowbank", said Jerry Hokansan, a passenger from Martha's Vineyard. Normal operations resumed after 11:30 a.m. EST. Winter Storm Ethan dumped at least three inches of snow on Boston, which saw its first White Christmas in 14 years. (more...)
Orrin Hatch Says He's 'Grateful' for Biting Editorial That Suggested He Resign
- December 27, 2017

The dubious honor is bestowed on the Utahn who, over the past year, "has done the most " - meaning made the most news or had the biggest impact, for good or for ill . "We all sincerely hope the members of the Salt Lake Tribune editorial board find joy this holiday season in something beyond baselessly attacking the service and integrity of someone who (has) given 40 years for the people of Utah", the statement said . (more...)

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