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New York City Port Authority Explosion New York City Port Authority Explosion
- December 15, 2017

Police spoke with Ullah's family in the borough's Flatlands section, CBS New York's Marcia Kramer reported. Fire officials said the report of an explosion came in around 7:19 AM. Bus service to and from the bus terminal is being diverted to Secaucus and Newark Penn Station, where riders can catch trains. "A woman fell. No one even went to stop and help her because the panic was so scary". (more...)
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend
- December 15, 2017

Mostly sunny this afternoon and much warmer than average with temperatures reaching the lower to mid 70s. Temperatures reach into the low 30s today but it will feel colder with winds at 15-25 miles per hour, possibly gusting to 35 miles per hour. (more...)
DA thrilled by landmark state capture judgment against Zuma DA thrilled by landmark state capture judgment against Zuma
- December 14, 2017

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday welcomed a court ruling ordering President Jacob Zuma to establish a judicial commission of inquiry into alleged "state capture". The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is relieved that taxpayers do not have to pay for President Jacob Zuma's failed attempts to stop the Public Protector's State of Capture report and the inquiry she recommended. (more...)
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas: Government
- December 13, 2017

The decision is a part of the young crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030, a program created to socially reform the country. Dubai-based mall operator Majid Al Futtaim, which owns VOX Cinemas, said it wanted to open the first movie theatre there. (more...)
Firefighters called to rescue YouTuber with head cemented in microwave Firefighters called to rescue YouTuber with head cemented in microwave
- December 10, 2017

An attempt to post a prank video online ended a little different for a 22-year-old man from Fordhouses, Wolverhampton. They eventually called for help. While some may find the stunt amusing, the fire crew spent over an hour struggling to get the man free. It took five firefighters an hour to get the microwave apart and the plaster off his head. (more...)
Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona to resign amid 'inappropriate behavior' allegations Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona to resign amid 'inappropriate behavior' allegations
- December 08, 2017

Mark Walker , N.C., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee. "There's been rumors swirling around him for years, at least in 2012", a Republican official told the outlet. Asked for comment as he left the floor, Franks said, "I'll let the statement speak for itself". Some people in Washington reportedly knew as far back as 2012, when Franks was mulling a run for the Senate. (more...)
North Korea missile prompted Singapore Air plane re-route North Korea missile prompted Singapore Air plane re-route
- December 08, 2017

Singapore Airlines changed the route of its Seoul-Los Angeles flights in July due to concerns over North Korean missiles, Singapore's Channel NewsAsia reported Tuesday. "There are no current routes that fly through a unsafe zone", said an Asiana Airlines official. "We remain alert and (will) review the situation as it evolves". (more...)
Supreme Court deeply divided over gay wedding cake Supreme Court deeply divided over gay wedding cake
- December 06, 2017

Cole wrote in court briefs. The two sides concur that a decision for Phillips would likewise open the way to claims from other people who take part in proficient administrations - flower specialists, for instance - to guarantee that their religious freedom exempts them from open convenience laws material to different organizations. (more...)
Ex Egypt premier Shafik deported from UAE, arrives in Egypt - family, sources Ex Egypt premier Shafik deported from UAE, arrives in Egypt - family, sources
- December 04, 2017

They deported him in a private plane. Airport officials said he was escorted out of Cairo airport by unidentified security personnel. She explained that these "officials" informed him that he must leave the UAE without his daughters while they told his daughters that they are welcome to stay in the UAE. (more...)
Puneesh Sharma Calls Aakash Sharma Impotent! Damages Entire Bigg Boss House Property Puneesh Sharma Calls Aakash Sharma Impotent! Damages Entire Bigg Boss House Property
- December 04, 2017

There were many tears shed towards the end of the show as there were heartbreak and promises for both Bandgi and Puneesh. Here are the highlights of what happened on Sunday night. Last week, Sapna Choudhary was evicted. They have continuously shown their support and saved him from eliminations.and this could be one major reason for Vikas Gupta winning the Bigg Boss 11 title. (more...)
Former Yemen rebel ally Saleh calls for talks with Saudi Arabia Former Yemen rebel ally Saleh calls for talks with Saudi Arabia
- December 03, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition welcomed Saleh's remarks. The Saudis want to restore the internationally-recognised government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who was forced into retreat and then exile by the fighting. The Saudi-led coalition - which has fought Saleh and the Houthi rebels since 2015 - last month imposed a total blockade on the impoverished country after a rebel missile was shot down near Riyadh. (more...)
US Battles For Global Push On N.Korea Amid Russia, China Doubts US Battles For Global Push On N.Korea Amid Russia, China Doubts
- December 02, 2017

Commenting on the latest developments, Lavrov said it seems that the U.S. wants North Korea to resume the tests. "First thing, President Donald Trump's strangulation campaign, to cut off money flows to North Korea will actually have a great effect on the regime". (more...)
Trump to recognize Jerusalem as capital, staff to prepare embassy move Trump to recognize Jerusalem as capital, staff to prepare embassy move
- December 02, 2017

General Assembly vote to recognize Israel on November 29, 1947. Israeli officials in Jerusalem reportedly believe that there is a high probability that US President Donald Trump will announce in the coming days an official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, an announcement that will likely indicate a US embassy transfer is underway. (more...)
Amethi Civic polls: SP leads in Gauriganj, BJP in Jais Amethi Civic polls: SP leads in Gauriganj, BJP in Jais
- December 02, 2017

In Aligarh, however, the BSP's Mohammad Furqan wrested the saffron stronghold, defeating the BJP's Rajiv Agarwal by a margin of 11,990 votes in what was virtually a direct fight. "They continued to support SP leader Azam Khan", said a BJP MP. This was the first time that BSP contested UP civic polls on its poll symbol - elephant. (more...)
Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing
- December 01, 2017

The jury, who had been deliberating since last Tuesday, with a break over the Thanksgiving holiday, sided with the public defender that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a Mexican national, accidentally killed Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old East Bay woman who had been out for dinner with her father the night she was shot. (more...)
New Year's Eve terror attack foiled, man arrested New Year's Eve terror attack foiled, man arrested
- November 30, 2017

Victoria Police deputy commissioner Shane Patton (left) and AFP assistant commissioner Ian McCartney. The suspect was allegedly planning to shoot and kill as many people as he could in Federation Square. Divulging details about the perpetrator, Patton said that he was in Police's radar as a man of interest ever since January this year. Every year thousands of revelers gather at the Federation Square to welcome the New Year. (more...)
Native American Leader Slams Trump For 'Culturally Insensitive' Pocahontas Remark Native American Leader Slams Trump For 'Culturally Insensitive' Pocahontas Remark
- November 29, 2017

During remarks praising their service, he said: "You were here long before any of us were here. I like you, because you are special". "They call her 'Pocahontas '". Trump held the ceremony hosting the Navajo code talkers in the Oval Office, where a large portrait of Jackson was hung, who in 1830, signed the Indian Removal Act, which led to the forced removal, relocation and deaths of thousands of Native Americans. (more...)
Trump returns to Palm Beach golf club on Sunday Trump returns to Palm Beach golf club on Sunday
- November 28, 2017

NBC News is reporting that already with less than a year in office , Trump has spent visited the Trump National Bedminster 39 times, the Trump International West Palm, 17 times, the Trump Potomac Falls, 23 times and the Trump National Jupiter once. (more...)
That's your job: CNN to Donald Trump That's your job: CNN to Donald Trump
- November 27, 2017

And some on Twitter didn't think Trump's tweet was an accident. Fox News , he said, is "MUCH more important" in the United States than CNN , but outside of the US, " CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news". "'Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that can not be limited without being lost.' - Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 28, 1786", he tweeted. (more...)
Ash blankets villages, flights cancelled after Bali volcano erupts Ash blankets villages, flights cancelled after Bali volcano erupts
- November 27, 2017

Meanwhile, Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency said that "tourism in Bali is still safe, except in the danger (zone) around Mount Agung", referring to an area that extends to a radius of up to 7.5 km (4.7 miles) from the summit, the BBC reported. (more...)
Interior ministry SRO issued to summon army verified as true by government Interior ministry SRO issued to summon army verified as true by government
- November 26, 2017

The interior ministry Saturday issued a notification regarding the deployment of Pakistan Army in the federal capital after clashes between security forces and Tehreek activists turned violent. Helicopters and drones are being used by the authorities for aerial surveillance. The protestors demand that Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid step down for his alleged role in a recent amendment which now stands withdrawn. (more...)
A Brawl Breaks Out During A Black Friday Event A Brawl Breaks Out During A Black Friday Event
- November 25, 2017

The participants were separated and identified by officers. The fight was not related to post-Thanksgiving sales. A number of arrests were made after the brawl, though reports did not disclose who was arrested and what charges they might face. (more...)
Sisi vows to respond with 'brute force' against mosque attackers Sisi vows to respond with 'brute force' against mosque attackers
- November 25, 2017

At least 230 people were killed when terrorists detonated a bomb and gunned down worshippers in the North Sinai region. Officials say about 130 others were also hurt. North Sinai, which stretches from the Suez Canal eastwards to the Gaza Strip and Israel, has always been a security headache for Egyptian security forces because of smuggling. (more...)
Oxford Circus: Police respond to reports of incident at tube station Oxford Circus: Police respond to reports of incident at tube station
- November 25, 2017

Several people were injured and nine were taken to hospital in the incident at Oxford Circus Tube station, London Ambulance Service said. One Twitter user said: " London's #OxfordCircus being evacuated and armed police on the scene". (more...)
Teacher arrested after student records apparent drug use in classroom Teacher arrested after student records apparent drug use in classroom
- November 24, 2017

John police, who, in turn, requested assistance from Dyer police for their drug-sniffing dog. They arrested 24-year-old Samantha Cox on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia. "Their actions showed a tremendous amount of fortitude and integrity". School officials notified local police at 11.30am, and Cox was led out of the building in handcuffs. (more...)
Putin to Speak With Trump on Syria After Meeting Assad in Sochi Putin to Speak With Trump on Syria After Meeting Assad in Sochi
- November 22, 2017

Syrian President Bashar Assad, arriving in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, warmly embraced his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin , nearly resting his head on the Russian president's shoulder. The Kremlin said Putin also called for co-ordination of anti-terror efforts with the U.S. Afghanistan was also discussed, the Kremlin said. Trump and Putin spoke informally several times when they attended the Apec summit in Vietnam. (more...)
Trump Says US Will Label North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror Trump Says US Will Label North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror
- November 21, 2017

It limits USA foreign assistance, bans defense exports and sales, boost limits on exports of dual-use items and affects financial transactions, according to the State Department. "The regime also continues its push to develop nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, threatening global security", Royce added. Countries placed on this list are determined by the secretary of state to have "repeatedly provided support for acts of worldwide terrorism" and can face economic ... (more...)
Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Pushing for War Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Pushing for War
- November 21, 2017

The Arab foreign ministers' final statement referred to Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization", a branding that drew reservations from Lebanon, according to the head of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit. "We say it in clear terms that Iranian threats have exceeded all boundaries and are pushing the region toward the abyss". Iran "supplied the Houthi militias with all types of weapons ... (more...)
Explain Rafale cost, Rahul Gandhi tells Nirmala Sitharaman Explain Rafale cost, Rahul Gandhi tells Nirmala Sitharaman
- November 20, 2017

The Congress and the BJP have exchanged barbs over the multi-crore Rafale fighter aircraft deal. She said the industry can also get help from experts in the field for a better understanding of the segment, and added that capacity building for the next 50 years has to be taken into consideration. (more...)
5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting 5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting
- November 19, 2017

The officer who was killed was a commando of Indian Air Force elite's Special Forces unit Garud. Indian Army and police have claimed recovery of weapons and ammunition from the gunfight site. "The killing of Mehmood Bhai is a big jolt to LeT and we are hopeful that after this operation, security forces will gain upper hand in Hajin and its adjoining areas again", the officer said. (more...)
Three UN agencies urge Saudi-led coalition to lift Yemen blockade Three UN agencies urge Saudi-led coalition to lift Yemen blockade
- November 17, 2017

The coalition closed all air, land and sea ports last week in response to a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh. The heads of three United Nations agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade on Yemen , warning that "untold thousands" would die if it stayed in place. (more...)
US Security Delegation Heads to Israel to Discuss Syria Ceasefire US Security Delegation Heads to Israel to Discuss Syria Ceasefire
- November 16, 2017

Jerusalem Post and Haaretz reported that Israel's Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Eisenkot reportedly flew to Brussels to meet Gen. Curtiss Scaparrotti to discuss Iranian moves in Syria. "The IDF is well prepared and ready for any scenario, we are maintaining our total freedom of operation, and the only consideration guiding us is the security of the State of Israel", he said. (more...)
Russian Federation posts videogame image as 'irrefutable proof' United States helps IS Russian Federation posts videogame image as 'irrefutable proof' United States helps IS
- November 15, 2017

The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday accused the USA -led coalition of interfering with the Russian air force to protect retreating Islamic State (IS) militants. This is a work in progress. The Russian Defense Ministry did what every other troll does when caught red-handed - it deleted both posts. It later reposted the same statement with different images. (more...)
Apartment floor collapses into unit below during massive party Apartment floor collapses into unit below during massive party
- November 14, 2017

The residents in the apartment below had just left minutes before, in order to make a noise complaint about the party with the Denton Police Department. Carroll says it isn't the first time she's called the cops on the apartment above. "Once they get that, they should be able to make some repairs to the electric and water and get them turned back on to at least the nine units", he said, referring to those not directly affected by the collapse. (more...)
Two people reportedly stabbed at Mall of America Two people reportedly stabbed at Mall of America
- November 14, 2017

A suspect is in custody after two men were stabbed at the Mall of America during what police called an "interrupted theft". Abdirahaman allegedly tried to steal a customer's belongings from a men's fitting room at the Minnesota mall while the customer had been trying on clothes outside the fitting room. (more...)