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William Porter Trial: What Is a Deadlocked Jury? William Porter Trial: What Is a Deadlocked Jury?
- December 17, 2015

Prosecutors say they are trying Porter first because he is a "material witness" against at least two other officers". "We must respect the outcome of the judicial process", she said in a statement. He died a week later. Jurors must determine whether they believe prosecutors, who say Porter's indifference makes him criminally responsible for Gray's injury, or the defense characterization of Porter as a conscientious officer who told supervisors to bring take Gray to the hospital. (more...)
Merkel rallies her party with pledge to stem refugee inflow Merkel rallies her party with pledge to stem refugee inflow
- December 15, 2015

In late July, Merkel brought a 14-year old Palestinian girl to tears when she told her she could not promise that her family's asylum application would be successful, as Germany was not able to shelter all refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)
Palestinians killed in West Bank attack, clashes Palestinians killed in West Bank attack, clashes
- December 15, 2015

Also Friday, another Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank flashpoint city of Hebron. A campaign of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings by Palestinians has killed 19 Israelis and a USA citizen since the start of October. (more...)
Feds increase minimum down payment for homes over $500K Feds increase minimum down payment for homes over $500K
- December 12, 2015

The homebuyer would then need to pay an additional 10% down payment - or $50,000 - on the remaining $500,000. Advertisment Home buyers are urged to listen up: the federal government is boosting the minimum down payment for high-end homes. (more...)
Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza flare-ups Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza flare-ups
- December 12, 2015

The Israeli army said Ersheid died during a riot in which hundreds of Palestinians attacked forces by hurling stones and firebombs and rolling burning tires toward troops. A third Palestinian died Friday in clashes with Israeli troops on the boundary fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials. (more...)
Middle East grows wary of Trump, despite ventures in region Middle East grows wary of Trump, despite ventures in region
- December 11, 2015

Trump is also building a second golf course, the Tiger Woods-designed Trump World Golf Club, at another Damac property in Dubai, Akoya Oxygen. Donald Trump's name and likeness have been removed from a Dubai development on which the Republican presidential candidate is to manage a golf course. (more...)
Syrian refugees resettled in resistant Texas, Indiana
- December 10, 2015

Refugees from Syria and elsewhere continue to arrive in Texas without incident as Texas is the number one state for refugee resettlement. Campaign rhetoric in the United States is harming a vital U.S. The International Rescue Committee settled a family of six in Dallas. "The threats to America's security are hard to assess", Abbott said, "That is why Texas and other states are doing even more to ensure that we safeguard the security of our citizens". (more...)
Conshohocken man has uncanny resemblance to Santa Claus at borough events Conshohocken man has uncanny resemblance to Santa Claus at borough events
- December 08, 2015

After asking if the young girl could sign, Santa tapped the tot on the shoulder and began speaking to her in sign language. To which the girl quickly responded and they had a cute little talk which is now making people all over the internet smile. (more...)
Taliban sources cast doubt over Mullah Mansour death rumors Taliban sources cast doubt over Mullah Mansour death rumors
- December 07, 2015

The man who is allegedly "Mansour" says in a relaxed drawl in the message that he is alive. There has been no meeting with any one in Kuchlak area of Pakistan for years and all the news stories about this are just a lie, he said. In the audio message, Mansoor denies claims of his involvement in a gunfight and says he is "safe and healthy". However, there was no independent verification of Mansour's voice in the massage. (more...)
China and South Africa sign $6.5 billion in infrastructure deals China and South Africa sign $6.5 billion in infrastructure deals
- December 04, 2015

Those measures aim at promoting economic and trade links as well as personnel exchanges among African countries and realizing the mutually-beneficial and win-win outcome in the continent's cooperation with China , he added. China has direct investment in 50 African countries, "and is increasingly diversifying out of primary sectors", the bank said. President Zuma said South Africa proposed further engagement with China on the recapitalisation of marine manufacturing capacity and ... (more...)
Israel says suspects arrested over fatal torching of Palestinian home Israel says suspects arrested over fatal torching of Palestinian home
- December 04, 2015

A senior United Nations official expressed concern Wednesday over Israel's failure to bring to justice those behind an arson attack that killed three members of a Palestinian family, including a baby. Palestinians have killed 19 Israelis in stabbings, shootings and attacks in which cars or other vehicles were used to run over or ram into pedestrians. (more...)
Emperador confirms Spanish brandy acquisition Emperador confirms Spanish brandy acquisition
- December 02, 2015

Beam Suntory's remaining brands include Jim Beam, Maker's Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, as well as Japanese whiskies Kakubin, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki. Emperador tapped Nomura as its sole financial advisor and Allen & Overy as its legal advisor for the transaction. In November past year, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd bought nearly a 10 per cent stake in Emperador for P17.6 billion pesos ($391 million), its third direct investment in the Philippines in 2014. (more...)
Netanyahu, Putin Pleased with Paris Meeting Netanyahu, Putin Pleased with Paris Meeting
- December 02, 2015

They proceeded to exchange a few words following the photograph. The peace process with the Palestinians broke down early previous year. Hillary Clinton, who was U.S. Israel battled Hezbollah in an intense monthlong war in 2006, and Israeli leaders have repeatedly said it would not let the group obtain "game-changing" weapons. (more...)
One dead in terror drill at Kenyan university One dead in terror drill at Kenyan university
- December 01, 2015

Kenyan universities are still reeling from the massacre at Garissa University in April, when al-Shabab Islamists killed 148 students and staff. A similar attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall claimed 67 lives. At least two other students were also injured during the incident. The university added in its statement Monday that it has already "started an intensive assessment of key lessons learnt during this simulation". (more...)
Yasiel Puig Gets Physical With Sister, Staffers In Bar Brawl Yasiel Puig Gets Physical With Sister, Staffers In Bar Brawl
- November 29, 2015

Reportedly, Puig sucker punched a bouncer and busted his lip before being restrained by numerous security guards outside the club. Yasiel Puig was involved in a massive brawl at a Miami bar after the Dodgers star got physical with his sister and struck several staffers... (more...)
Newborn Left in Nativity Scene at New York Church Newborn Left in Nativity Scene at New York Church
- November 27, 2015

Brown said the mother had also returned the next morning to make sure the baby had been found. When he looked at the nativity scene, he found the infant wrapped in towels lying in the manger. You know, the church is meant to be home for those in need". However, the mother must give up the baby only at a church, hospital, police or fire-station. (more...)
Sheena Bora murder: Half-sister's SMS warning… Sheena Bora murder: Half-sister's SMS warning…
- November 23, 2015

Rahul was recording all the telephonic conversation he had with both Peter and Indrani. The CBI Magistrate on Friday saw Indrani Mukerjea wiping her tears for hours in court. Mumbai: With questions being raised on the alleged botch-up of the Sheena Bora murder case by Raigad police in 2012, the Maharashtra government has asked state DGP to submit a fresh report on it within 15 days and sought to know why no FIR was filed after the victim's body was found. (more...)
Investigators probe bloody scene where pregnant woman died Investigators probe bloody scene where pregnant woman died
- November 23, 2015

Police say a 22-year-old woman, who was almost 9 months pregnant was stabbed and killed by a childhood friend. Wade, additionally 22, allegedly strangled Sutton, subsequently cut the young woman's throat before knifing her in the gut about 2:30 p.m., cops said. (more...)
Seahawks RB Lynch out for Sunday's game Seahawks RB Lynch out for Sunday's game
- November 23, 2015

Last week against the Cardinals, he missed a few throws that could have been the difference in the game. The Seattle back has an abdomen injury and was listed as inactive by the Seahawks before the 1:25 kickoff. Look for Bowman to do big things this week as well, due to a slight chip on his shoulder. This game has all the makings for a bounce-back win. If the Seahawks can force him into playing in that manner, Gabbert has proven over his career that he will make mistakes that the ... (more...)
Albertans to pay carbon tax to fight climate change Albertans to pay carbon tax to fight climate change
- November 23, 2015

Leaders in science, environment and policy reacted today to the Government of Alberta's new climate change strategy. That policy, which contributes proceeds to a technology fund, has failed to dent emissions growth. That's why Premier Rachel Notley is accepting suggestions that call for drastic economic changes to fight climate change contributors in her province. (more...)
Cong slams Assam Guv for his Cong slams Assam Guv for his "Hindustan is for Hindus" remark
- November 23, 2015

He has also been working more like a BJP leader and a RSS pracharak ". "But how to accommodate them is a big question and we should think about that", he said. The Congress is in power for the third consecutive term but the BJP's surge in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections has come as a challenge to the ruling party. (more...)
Belgium raises threat level for Brussels to highest possible level Belgium raises threat level for Brussels to highest possible level
- November 23, 2015

Brussels is on maximum alert, after intelligence indicates threats of multiple, Paris-style attacks. Its government has cancelled large public events, closed the Brussels metro, postponed sports events, urged people to avoid large crowds and stepped up military and police presence. (more...)
Russian Federation: Joint Syria operation with France developing Russian Federation: Joint Syria operation with France developing
- November 23, 2015

Vladimir Putin earlier ordered the expansion of Russia's military operation in Syria after the Federal Security Service announced on Tuesday that the Russian Airbus A321 air crash of October 31 was the result of a terrorist attack. "We can not support such actions because they are being carried out without an agreement of the Syrian government", he told Kommersant daily. The call followed Putin's order to the military to co-operate with the French "like with allies". (more...)
In effort to avoid ban from competition, Russians offer broad cooperation on In effort to avoid ban from competition, Russians offer broad cooperation on
- November 23, 2015

In all, Meadows estimates proven cheats have cost her six or seven medals at major championships and that the loss of earnings - both in terms of the British funding system based on results and sponsorship - runs to some $200,000. Mutko did not clarify exactly which cases had been hidden, although he mentioned that they included Russian race walkers Olga Kaniskina and Valery Borchin. (more...)
India defeat Pakistan in Junior Hockey Asia Cup final by 6-2 India defeat Pakistan in Junior Hockey Asia Cup final by 6-2
- November 23, 2015

India started the first half with their usual flair and attacking display as Mandeep opened the account in the 12th minute. Harmanpreet found himself at the scoreboard again with a fourth strike of the match in the 53rd minute. Armaan Qureshi (44th minute) and Manpreet jr. The frustration of the Indian players came to the fore when Manpreet Singh was shown a yellow card and handed a five minute penalty for a rough tackle. (more...)

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