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K government tentatively clears ex-gratia for Burhan Wani's family
- December 15, 2016

While his family insisted that he had gone to the jungle for a picnic along with his friends, the Army contested the claim and declared him an over-ground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen who died during an encounter with militants. December 14 (ANI): With the Mehbooba Mufti government sanctioning ex-gratia payment to slain terrorist Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's father in the case of the killing of his other son, Khalid Wani, the Congress Party on Wednesday questioned the rationale as ... (more...)
Sunny Leone dresses up as Punjabi kudi at brother's wedding, see pics
- December 15, 2016

But she was just like any other typical Punjabi kudi at her brother, Chef Sundeep Vohra's wedding ceremony. Sunny Leone's brother has recently tied the knot and the actress dressed up the way we have never seen her before. "So happy he has found his soul mate!". Sunny Leone's in-laws also attended her brother's wedding to bless the couple. In one of the pictures shared by Sunny , Daniel was seen wearing a mundu (a traditional south Indian attire) and the picture is extremely adorable. (more...)
Five crew members hurt when Futenma Marine Osprey ditches off Nago
- December 14, 2016

A USA military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued. The Ospreys was based at the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Wednesday. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada instructed her staff to thoroughly gather information and brief local residents on the incident. Japan's Coast Guard says the Osprey came down in waters off Uruma City around 10 p.m. (more...)
Judge's decision expected in Pennsylvania recount case Judge's decision expected in Pennsylvania recount case
- December 14, 2016

A hand recount of the paper ballots in each of the counties could happen over one long day, while examining hard drives might take two days, University of MI computer scientist Alex Halderman testified. For Pennsylvania, it's still unclear what will happen to the recount after U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond heard arguments for and against the initiate. (more...)
PM Modi, MPs pay floral tributes to 2001 Parliament terror attack bravehearts PM Modi, MPs pay floral tributes to 2001 Parliament terror attack bravehearts
- December 14, 2016

The nation on Tuesday paid homage to those who sacrificed their lives while defending Parliament House from the dastardly terror attack on this day in 2001. Both the government and the Opposition, especially Congress and TMC, have stuck to their stand that the debate be held under a Rule that entails voting which the treasury benches have ruled out. (more...)
Trump ties One-China policy to cutting a better trade deal
- December 13, 2016

Chinese media warned Donald Trump on Monday that the one-China policy is "non-negotiable" and dropping it could lead to Beijing supporting USA enemies, after the president-elect said he might do so unless Beijing made concessions. It is no longer a question of whether Taiwan wishes to maintain the "status quo", as it is now the USA that is poised to make changes to the "status quo", he said. (more...)
Tom Holland goes undercover
- December 13, 2016

Whatever the case, the trailer looks great, and Michael Keaton looks menacing as the Vulture (as the running joke goes, it's like he hopped out the end of Birdman and became really, really nasty about the whole thing). This way, -he said- he could be truly able to play his character. "I found that really, really tricky". Instead, it looks like the movie will have fun with his more everyday high school struggles, like getting get caught gawking at girls with Ned Leeds - Parker's Daily ... (more...)
Rs. 13 crore seized from Delhi firm Rs. 13 crore seized from Delhi firm
- December 13, 2016

The police said the security feature in his office-cum-residence allowed Tandon to receive a notification even if anyone switches on electrical appliance. The firm is owned by Rohit Tandon . Two weeks ago , the I-T department had seized unaccounted money worth Rs 19 crore from his bank accounts. "The income tax department is looking into it, and we will help wherever possible", a police officer told the Hindustan Times . (more...)
Winter weather delivers snow, ice and freezing temperatures to millions
- December 13, 2016

Scott Erickson, a passenger, said: "You know, they did a good job keeping everyone calm and got us all off the plane in an orderly fashion". "People on the ground were hustling too helping you on the bus, off the bus, telling you exactly where you needed to go". (more...)
A Top Clinton Aide Called Russia's Interference In Election 'Soul Crushing'
- December 12, 2016

He said the matter was "serious, but hardly news". Before the election, WikiLeaks regularly published hacked documents that were damaging to Democratic Party organizations and its presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Trump also intimated that Democrats are likely circulating the story in order to undermine his Presidency. But the president-elect says he's not focused on his business now that will be run by the current managers and his children. (more...)
Two men feared dead after double stabbing in Ipswich Two men feared dead after double stabbing in Ipswich
- December 11, 2016

Ipswich Hospital was reportedly put into lockdown after the man was found with serious stab wounds. Police are investigating a double murder after two men died from suspected stab wounds. Ipswich Hospital tweeted: "Just to reassure patients our hospital services are running as usual this afternoon". Police are asking anyone with information call 101 and quote reference number 222 for the West Meadows incident ore 231 for the Ipswich hospital incident. (more...)
'La La Land' duo Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling cement mark in Hollywood 'La La Land' duo Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling cement mark in Hollywood
- December 11, 2016

Chazelle's first-rate filmmaking alone is worth the price of admission, but it's the winning charm and palpable chemistry of costars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling that really make " La La Land " sing. So as soon as you got from the '60s to the '70s, musicals, which had grown very big - one could argue, bloated - didn't seem to have much of a place anymore. (more...)
Exact Moment Of Deadly Explosion Near Istanbul Stadium Caught On Camera
- December 11, 2016

The Istanbul-based club added: "We hope that the citizens who were wounded in the attack will have a speedy recovery and that no greater suffering will be experienced". "We condemn violence and hatred". The BBC reports that at least 13 people have been killed and that Soylu said the explosion happened at one of the stadium's exits, "where our special forces police were located". (more...)
What Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan said about death of Joe McKnight What Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan said about death of Joe McKnight
- December 10, 2016

Normand stressed Friday that the investigation is ongoing and said "external influences will not motivate this office.as to how we are going to conduct this investigation". Reggie Bush , the former companion of Kim Kardashian and National Football League player playing at running back position with the Buffalo Bills, has posted " RIP my brother Joe McKnight This loss hurts He did not deserve to die. (more...)
Idea Launches Unlimited Voice Calling Packs to Counter Reliance Jio, Airtel, Aircel Idea Launches Unlimited Voice Calling Packs to Counter Reliance Jio, Airtel, Aircel
- December 10, 2016

The Rs 144 plan offers unlimited voice calls within Vodafone network. As per new rumours, the free voice calls would be applicable to Vodafone 4G, 3G and 2G subscribers across the world. They allow users to make calls free of any additional charge across the country. Idea's Rs 348 plan will give you 1GB 4G data with free Idea to Idea calls. (more...)
Jayalalithaa buried with full state honours; Mukherjee, Modi pay homage
- December 10, 2016

The focus today turned to Rajaji Hall where people have been coming to pay tributes to Ms Jayalalithaa . Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects to Jayalalithaa at noon, flying to Rajaji Hall in a chopper from the Chennai airport. (more...)
Oakland Warehouse Manager Defends Himself, Says He's 'Incredibly Sorry' About Deadly Fire Oakland Warehouse Manager Defends Himself, Says He's 'Incredibly Sorry' About Deadly Fire
- December 10, 2016

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern said Monday that no more bodies are likely to be pulled from the rubble. Derick Ion founded the Ghost Ship Arts Collective and ran it out of the warehouse, serving as a work and live-in space for artists in the region. (more...)
Russian Federation hopes Syria's Aleppo situation can be resolved by end of 2016
- December 10, 2016

A Syrian military source said government troops and their allies had captured the entire district, but a rebel official denied this. Syrian regime forces have recently stepped up attacks on opposition-held parts of eastern Aleppo in an effort to retake the city and advance on Idlib, one of the Syrian opposition's last strongholds. (more...)
President Obama Orders Review Of Alleged Russian Hacking During 2016 Campaign
- December 10, 2016

Confidential emails from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta , a top advisor to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, were steadily leaked out via WikiLeaks in the months before the election, damaging Clinton's ultimately losing White House effort. (more...)
Obama orders 2016 cyber attacks probe
- December 10, 2016

A steady stream of documents and internal emails from Democratic groups and from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman were released in the weeks and months leading up to the election, with damaging consequences for Democrats. only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized" the Democratic National Committee hack. Pedestrians cross the street behind a billboard showing a picture of USA president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, ... (more...)
Christmas Carol 'Sing and Ring' is December 17 in Stirling
- December 10, 2016

December 18 at the church, 1262 Ashland Road. " Laurel Hill Baptist Church hosts guest speaker pastor Samuel Ndungu of Kenya at 11 a.m. Dec. 18 , Christmas caroling at 6:30 p.m. All who have drifted away from a church connection, all who are searching for answers to their spiritual questions, and all who want to walk the Christian path, are invited to make Lee's acquaintance and the congregation of First Presbyterian Church . (more...)
World leaders call for truce in Aleppo as regime continues advances
- December 10, 2016

Since the Russian intervention in Syria in 2015, Aleppo has been the target of a relentless bombing campaign. Rebels called for a truce and civilian evacuations, but to areas of opposition control such as the northern Aleppo countryside, amid fears the government would immediately arrest men crossing from rebel-held territory. (more...)
US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire
- December 10, 2016

Russian Federation and the Syrian regime appear poised to fully retake the city of Aleppo in a matter of weeks, which likely prove a major turning point in the Syrian civil war. The assault has prompted a mass exodus of east Aleppo residents and the Observatory said Wednesday that at least 80,000 had now fled their homes. "There's no point to the civilians staying without the protection of the Free Syrian Army", said Hamza al-Khatib, the spokesman for the civil society ad hoc Committee to ... (more...)
Mercedes runs job ad for F1 driver with 'proven track record' Mercedes runs job ad for F1 driver with 'proven track record'
- December 09, 2016

Speaking on the issues, Hamilton was quoted by Sky Sports , saying: "I'm waiting for all the bosses here". The fact that Rosberg qualified in the top two at every race from the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix until his retirement - an impressive 27 consecutive races - is testament to that. (more...)
Joe Biden in 2020? Joe Biden in 2020?
- December 09, 2016

Why say you're going to run if you don't mean it? However, nothing is set in stone. He later clarified by saying "I'm not committed to not run, I'm not committed to anything". According to a report from CNBC , Biden told a group of reporters this past Monday that a presidential run from him in the foreseeable future is a possibility. (more...)
Sasikala, Panneerselvam Meet 2 Days in a Row, Talk Future of Party
- December 09, 2016

Her passion for improving the quality of education and making it more accessible to the poor through funding and scholarships resulted in the steady improvement in education indicators in Tamil Nadu during her long years as chief minister. While so much has been written and said about Jayalalithaa's illustrious political, one should not forget the spectacular journey she has had in films. (more...)
Hackers target election website a day after Ghana vote
- December 09, 2016

Mr Samuel Tettey, the EC Director of Electoral Services, speaking at a press conference said the declaration of the results by both NPP and NDC claiming victory is unconstitutional. Akufo-Addo, 72, is likely making his final bid for the presidency after two previous failed attempts while Mahama, 58, is running for a second term of office. (more...)
Blood and bodies: Charleston jurors see church carnage Blood and bodies: Charleston jurors see church carnage
- December 09, 2016

A still image from surveillance footage recorded outside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., shows the man accused of shooting and killing nine members of the church during Bible study on June 17, 2015. Their request was denied. Sanders, who survived the killing spree by hiding beneath a table with her 12-year-old granddaughter, also testified that Roof deserved eternal damnation. (more...)
Sprint becomes partner of 'Pokemon Go' Sprint becomes partner of 'Pokemon Go'
- December 08, 2016

In a statement, the company said: "Keep an eye out on our social media channels on December 12th for details about the first addition of more Pokémon into Pokémon GO ". It's now the 10th highest grossing app on Apple's App Store. There is not enough updates yet from Niantic but everyone know's that they will find ways to get there players back. (more...)
Greek court decides to extradite three Turkish soldiers, they appeal - law Greek court decides to extradite three Turkish soldiers, they appeal - law
- December 08, 2016

The court of cassation's ruling raised to six the number of Turkish soldiers to be extradited to Turkey. The court has now ruled that some of the soldiers should stand trial for three of the four crimes for which they are accused. "Our expectation from the Greek government is to display every kind of effort possible for them to be returned". A decision on that appeal is expected within eight days, and they, too, will remain in custody until a final decision is made. (more...)
Students learn coding concepts for Hour of Code Students learn coding concepts for Hour of Code
- December 08, 2016

An Hour of Code is "the first stop on a journey" for students to become interested in computer science topics and explore them at higher levels. Past year more than 30 million young people worldwide used tutorials on the Code.org tutorials to learn computer science basics. (more...)
Commons debate exposes Conservative tensions over Brexit Commons debate exposes Conservative tensions over Brexit
- December 08, 2016

I HAVE not seen the original document carrying Labour's Brexit opposition motion to be debated today but I would not be surprised if it was boomerang-shaped. What is the point of the court ruling if the Government has already held a Commons vote on Article 50? Theresa May says she is "ambitious" about trade negotiations with the European Union, as she faces a damaging Tory rebellion in a Commons debate on the Government's Brexit plans. (more...)
Ohio Legislature Sends Strictest Abortion Law In The Country To Governor's Desk
- December 08, 2016

John Kasich (R) - who has articulated a strong pro-life stance - will now have 10 days to either veto the bill or sign it into law. Federal courts blocked similar laws in Arkansas and North Dakota . Janet Folger Porter of Faith2Action, a pro-life group, could not contain her excitement after the Heartbeat bill passed. Lawmakers plan to pass a 20-week ban as well, so Kasich could veto the stricter abortion ban while still tightening Ohio's restrictions on abortion. (more...)
Obamas lights National Christmas Tree for final time Obamas lights National Christmas Tree for final time
- December 07, 2016

For one last time, Barack and Michelle Obama will light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday evening. The Christmas tree was transported from the Payette Forest in Idaho. Tickets to the ceremony were required; they were available through a lottery held in October. The annual ceremony began in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge. (more...)
Southern California meets Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl
- December 07, 2016

That division finished with half of the top six in the final College Football Playoff rankings, and there was real talk of three Big Ten teams cracking the playoff into the final week of the season. The last time was after the 2013 season. Police have identified four people who will face charges in the investigation of property damage caused during celebrations after Penn State's Big Ten Championship win. (more...)