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World Donald Trump sends America back to the Moon
Author: 0 Donald Trump sends America back to the Moon

Trump said: "This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprints; we will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars and, perhaps someday, to many worlds beyond". "In pursuing these objectives, Mr. President, we will, as you said, enhance our national security and our capacity to provide for the common defense of the people of the United States of America".

World Tillerson Says US Embassy Move to Jerusalem Unlikely During Trump's Current Term
Author: 0 Tillerson Says US Embassy Move to Jerusalem Unlikely During Trump's Current Term

But in a pivot from a tenant of President Donald Trump's policy towards the country, the US' top diplomat said he would be willing to come to the table without such a promise from the North Koreans. Trump and Kim have been trading barbs and personal insults for months, with Kim even sentencing Trump to death . As he signed a $700-billion USA defence authorization bill that includes additional spending on missile defence, he referred to North Korea as a "vile dictatorship".

World ATM out of order, tweets Bilawal as SC disqualifies Jahangir Tareen
Author: 0 ATM out of order, tweets Bilawal as SC disqualifies Jahangir Tareen

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, reading out the judgement, said that Khan was not liable to declare Niazi Services Ltd in his 2013 nomination papers as he was not a shareholder. In the view of significance of the verdict and a large number of people thronging the Supreme Court to hear the judgement, tight security has been ensured in and around the Court to avoid any untoward incident.

World At least 6700 Rohingya killed in
Author: 0 At least 6700 Rohingya killed in "horrific" Myanmar violence, charity says

The group, known by its French acronym MSF, conducted field studies to determine the number of people killed in the period August 25, when a brutal crackdown by Myanmar's military began, and September 24. The aid agency's death toll far surpasses estimates from Myanmar's government, which has put the figure in the hundreds. "Currently people are still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh and those who do manage to cross the border still report being subject to violence in recent weeks", Wong ...

World Train collides with school bus in 'serious' accident
Author: 0 Train collides with school bus in 'serious' accident

Twenty four people were caught up in the accident, including 20 children aged from 13 to 17, said Philippe. FOUR children have been killed and another seven people injured after a school was hit by a train in France. "All my thoughts to the victims and their families of this bad school bus accident", French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted. The head of security for the Pyrenees area, where the collision took place, confirmed the accident involving a train travelling west from Perpignan to ...

World Sonia to Retire as the Congress President?
Author: 0 Sonia to Retire as the Congress President?

Gandhi, who will formally take over as the Congress president later this week, said as the party "don't have a woman president anymore, we have to compensate for that". Gandhi family biographer Rasheed Kidwai said Sonia may keep her parliament seat but pull back from day-to-day politics, and warned that her reputation would rest on her son's performance.

World Moran calls for movement on CHIP funding
Author: 0 Moran calls for movement on CHIP funding

The Georgetown Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families found 15,100 children received health insurance coverage because of CHIP in 2016. In the stopgap spending bill passed last week to keep the government operating, lawmakers funded CHIP through the end of the year, along with other programs.

World Jeremy Lin congratulates 16-year-old viral Harvard passer
Author: 0 Jeremy Lin congratulates 16-year-old viral Harvard passer

Ayrton Little's reaction to discovering he got accepted into Harvard University is making people smile across the internet, National Basketball Association player Jeremy Lin included. My oldest son got into Stanford on Friday and we have been waiting for a response from Harvard, and I just can't believe it. The high school senior chose to check his college acceptance status online surrounded by tons of friends and family on December 12, and frankly, we've never seen a celebration this ...

World Michigan Police Probe Remains of Three Children Found In Montana
Author: 0 Michigan Police Probe Remains of Three Children Found In Montana

Tanner, Andrew and Alexander Skelton went missing around Thanksgiving 2010. He told police, he gave the boys to an organization to protect them from their mother while the couple was going through a divorce . Missoula police say it's an open investigation. There has been nothing previously reported to police linking the brothers to Montana, and it is not known at this time if the remains are from related siblings.

World Exit polls show clear majority for BJP in Gujarat and Himachal
Author: 0 Exit polls show clear majority for BJP in Gujarat and Himachal

The Republic-C Voter Exit Poll gave the BJP 108 seats and the Congress, 74. According to ABP NewscCSDS exit poll, BJP is set to retain Gujarat with 117 seats while Congress may win only 64 seats. However, beyond the big points, what are the key takeaways from the exit poll predictions in Gujarat? Of these the BJP won 17 seats reducing the Opposition to mere four.

World N. Korea says naval blockade would be 'act of war,' vows action
Author: 0 N. Korea says naval blockade would be 'act of war,' vows action

Tillerson said that the U.S.is ready to talk to North Korea but would need "a period of quiet" without new tests for talks to be productive. "Should the United States and its followers try to enforce the naval blockade against our country, we will see it as an act of war and respond with merciless self-defensive counter-measures, as we have warned repeatedly", the agency said.

World High-ranking Palestinian official says Hamas 'stronger than it has ever been'
Author: 0 High-ranking Palestinian official says Hamas 'stronger than it has ever been'

Meanwhile, Hamas is calling on the Palestinians in the West Bank to protest against the United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and clash with Israeli soldiers. Deadly protests broke out in Gaza , the West Bank and Jerusalem following Trump's announcement. "The terror facilities were used as training & weapons storage compounds", the IDF spokesperson tweeted.

World Ameer ul-Islam to be hanged for killing Jisha
Author: 0 Ameer ul-Islam to be hanged for killing Jisha

On Wednesday, Ameer ul-Islam, a migrant worker from Assam, claimed to be innocent and had no connection with Jisha's murder. Prosecution advocate N K Unnikrishnan, welcoming the judgement, was quoted by The Indian Express as saying he was happy that the highest punishment was awarded by the court because that is what society had demanded.

World College Student Arrested, Offered Chicken Alfredo & Sprite For Sex With Teen Boy
Author: 0 College Student Arrested, Offered Chicken Alfredo & Sprite For Sex With Teen Boy

Maruna reportedly agreed to bring lubricant, a chicken Alfredo dish and Sprite. Police said when the boy's age was initially mentioned, Maruna replied: "Age is a number I believe". The Austintown Police Department is particularly active when it comes to undercover sex stings. Police arrested a college student from OH for allegedly trying to trade Sprite and chicken alfredo in exchange for sex with a teenage boy, according to a Wednesday report.

World UN official: NKoreans say it's important to prevent war
Author: 0 UN official: NKoreans say it's important to prevent war

Mr Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in just days after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. "The worst possible thing that could happen is for us all to sleepwalk into a war that might have very dramatic circumstances", he said. He said he expected a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday would deliver a strong expression of unity and the need for diplomacy to resolve the issue.

World Pence pushes off trip by three days, now set to arrive Wednesday
Author: 0 Pence pushes off trip by three days, now set to arrive Wednesday

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt and Israel next week, despite controversy and meeting cancelations as a result of the administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. An emergency summit of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was held in Istanbul on Wednesday, where Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "We shall not accept any role for the USA in the peace process".

World Australia to oppose BP's petrol station acquisition
Author: 0 Australia to oppose BP's petrol station acquisition

According to the competition regulator, the deal would be detrimental to competition on the fuel market by removing Woolworths as a pricing competitor to BP. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell was quick to welcome the decision. "If the application had been approved it would have had a detrimental effect on the commercial value of existing BP-branded operations", Ms Carnell said.

World Japan public sees 'no point' fleeing from North Korea missiles
Author: 0 Japan public sees 'no point' fleeing from North Korea missiles

The issue of abductions to North Korea is a highly-charged one in Japan, which suspects dozens of people were kidnapped by agents from the isolated country. Japan's Prime Minister stressed the dialogue with Pyongyang should be meaningful, and aimed at denuclearization. (The) objective for us is to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and to do it in a peaceful manner.

World Russian Gas Supplies to Italy have Resumed
Author: 0 Russian Gas Supplies to Italy have Resumed

Initial reports suggested up to 60 were injured - with one man dead - reports have since said the figure is closer to 18. Gas supplies from Russian Federation to Italy , which broke off on Tuesday because of the accident at the Baumgarten Austrian gas distribution center, were resumed last night, Reuters reported.

World Republican Representative Farenthold will not seek re-election
Author: 0 Republican Representative Farenthold will not seek re-election

She had alleged "gender discrimination", "sexual harassment", and "creating a hostile work environment". Mike Bergsma is Republican county chairman in Farenthold's home county of Nueces. His decision comes after the House Ethics Committee earlier this month said it would investigate whether he sexually harassed a former staffer, Lauren Greene, as well as other "inappropriate statements to other members of his office staff".

World Sam Allardyce puts Everton Christmas party on hold
Author: 0 Sam Allardyce puts Everton Christmas party on hold

Everton - who lie 10th in the table - face a run of games against West Brom, Bournemouth and Manchester United in seven days over the Christmas period. "We have to make sure that the team ethic is there and the basis of that is to defend as a team, make sure we are compact, the distances between". "So we win 1-0 and we move onwards and upwards".

World Britain First deputy leader in court on hate speech charges
Author: 0 Britain First deputy leader in court on hate speech charges

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, seen in a Facebook video they recorded before being charged with harassment in Kent over a separate incident. In a video this morning Fransen described the charge of using "threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour" as "nonsense" and "trumped up".

World New York Police responding to explosion at Port Authority
Author: 0 New York Police responding to explosion at Port Authority

At the news conference, De Blasio said the incident, which happened at the start of rush hour, was 'an attempted terrorist attack'. Comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal or abusive attacks on other users may be removed and result in a ban.

World Future of Syria and talks in Geneva
Author: 0 Future of Syria and talks in Geneva

Both delegations arrived in Geneva at the end of November, but the government delegation only held one meeting with de Mistura before returning to Damascus, in protest of the positions expressed by their rivals. We have to establish a fact that the eighth conference in Genèva was premature. "It's not up to the United States to ultimately decide". From Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation point of view, it would be expedient to meet in Astana first, to discuss problem ...

World Plane With 25 Crashes in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada
Author: 0 Plane With 25 Crashes in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada

The Saskatoon-based West Wind Aviation's plane is an ATR-42, which was found within one kilometer from the airstrip, according to the RCMP. The plane was on a flight to Stony Rapids, another small airport in the province. "Right now our primary concern remains with the passenger and crew that we're trying to look after right now", said Philipenko. A plane has crashed to the ground just some moments after it took off from an airport, a development which has sparked swift rescue operations.

World IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets
Author: 0 IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets

Two Palestinian were men were killed in the strikes, Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qadra told CNN. Born out of the first Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, in 1987, Hamas was created in response to Israel's illegal occupation of West Bank and the Gaza strip.

World Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation
Author: 0 Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation

A day after the ruling, Pirro-who hosts the show Justice with Judge Jeanine-appeared as a commentator on Fox & Friends and said "McKesson, the organizer, actually was directing people, directing the violence". Judge Brian Jackson said the officer's lawsuit "utterly failed to state a plausible claim" and instead launched a "confused attack" against Black Lives Matter and others, including Mckesson, a leader in the movement.

World PM commissions submarine Kalvari; says will boost Navy's might
Author: 0 PM commissions submarine Kalvari; says will boost Navy's might

Last October, India commissioned its first nuclear submarine INS Arihant . Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the submarine will be a lifeline of worldwide trade, and will also help to maintain peace in the Indian Ocean. The Scorpenes were being built by the Mazagaon Dockyard Ltd (MDL) here under Project 75 with transfer of technology from a foreign collaborator - DCNS of France.

World Supreme Court to Pronounce Order on Mandatory Linking of Aadhaar Tomorrow
Author: 0 Supreme Court to Pronounce Order on Mandatory Linking of Aadhaar Tomorrow

Now, the deadline for bank accounts has been extended but there is no word on extending the February 6, 2018 deadline for linking mobile SIM cards with Aadhaar. The statement came even as the Supreme Court made a decision to begin hearings on petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar scheme from Thursday.

World Lack of diversity at Trump's White House in spotlight after Manigault quits
Author: 0 Lack of diversity at Trump's White House in spotlight after Manigault quits

The Secret Service, in an unusual Twitter message, denied being a part of that. Newman "resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities", Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement. "[It's] not because Omarosa should be anywhere near the White House - she should not", Colbert said on The Late Show Wednesday night, "but because Donald Trump let General Kelly do the firing ".

World Trump's Jerusalem decision delivers a blow to two-state solution: Khawaja Asif
Author: 0 Trump's Jerusalem decision delivers a blow to two-state solution: Khawaja Asif

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here on Tuesday evening for the Extraordinary Islamic Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to be held on Wednesday. The worldwide community does not recognize the Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem, a holy site for three religions, and believes its status should be determined based on an agreement with the Palestinians, who seek to create their own state with the capital in the Holy City.

World Consumer Watch: Holiday shipping deadlines
Author: 0 Consumer Watch: Holiday shipping deadlines

A December 6 notice from UPS says the company is working on several plans to make sure the bulk of packages arrive at their destinations on time . As expected, volume at the delivery service is notably higher than usual. The post office and UPS give you an extra day on December 22nd. Friday, Dec. 22 - This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages to be delivered before Christmas Day (delivery on Saturday, Dec.

World EVM glitch halts voting for 50 minutes in Gujarat race
Author: 0 EVM glitch halts voting for 50 minutes in Gujarat race

Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday said the ruling BJP was set to lose the Gujarat assembly elections , and that the Congress was likely to get around 100 seats in the 182-member house. So far, the campaign has witnessed a bitter battle between the Congress party and the BJP. Earlier today, PM Modi appealed to the voters in Gujarat to exercise their franchise in the second phase of polling that began at 8:00 am today.

World AFRICOM strike halts Shabaab auto bomb attack
Author: 0 AFRICOM strike halts Shabaab auto bomb attack

Somalia is one of the most unsafe countries for journalists: 45 Somali reporters were killed between 2007 and 2015, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). "We killed 27 police (officers) and injured more", Abdiasis Abu Musab, the group's military operations spokesman, told Reuters . The U.S. has carried out at least 32 drone strikes this year against Al-Shabab and a small but growing number of fighters linked to the Islamic State group, many of them defectors from ...

World Two to three inches of snow expected tomorrow morning
Author: 0 Two to three inches of snow expected tomorrow morning

He warned people should still be looking for slick spots. The National Weather Service reports a winter storm warning is in effect for Northeast Ohio until 1 p.m. Travel will be quite hard with visibilities that could fall under a quarter-mile with blowing snow . Drivers should be prepared for reduced visibility, snow-covered roads and blowing snow across roadways.

World Jadhav not an ordinary prisoner: Pakistan rejects Indian stance in ICJ
Author: 0 Jadhav not an ordinary prisoner: Pakistan rejects Indian stance in ICJ

Talking to a private media outlet, Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali had said, "I think the case will be taken up for hearing around April, May after the recently elected judges of the ICJ has taken their oath on February 6". Investigations after Jadhav's arrest a year ago had revealed that the undercover Indian agent's main agenda was to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through propaganda and to create disharmony among the Baloch nationalist political parties.

World Vikings' might be getting the offensive line back together
Author: 0 Vikings' might be getting the offensive line back together

Last month, Mike Zimmer and Marvin Lewis hung out together at Zimmer's ranch in northern Kentucky. Continue to see where the Panthers now rank with only three games left in the regular season. Okay, well, the Vikings are coming off their first loss since the Detroit Lions beat them in Week 4 and the team lost the services of rookie running back Dalvin Cook.

World Anderson Cooper It Wasn't Me!!! Hacker Slammed Trump
Author: 0 Anderson Cooper It Wasn't Me!!! Hacker Slammed Trump

In Trump's original tweet, he claimed he originally endorsed Luther Strange (the establishment Republican who lost to Roy Moore in primary runoff before yesterday's election) because he knew Moore would lose in a general election. Check out a screengrab of the original tweet and Cooper's (hacked) response below. However, based on replies and tweets, many people believe him and that he didn't tweet the disparaging remarks.

World Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli relationship
Author: 0 Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli relationship

We have been eagerly waiting for Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's return to India! Even though the wedding was held on Italian soil we are told that it was a strictly Hindu-Punjabi affair! From the pictures that have surfaced, the wedding was a scene out of a fairytale! Right from the dhols beating and the pre-wedding ceremonies! While Anushka looked gorgeous in the pale pink traditional lehenga, the pieces of jewellery she accentuated her look with, are all the more heart-stealers! Our ...

World Singh keeps up heat on Modi
Author: 0 Singh keeps up heat on Modi

Manmohan Singh said that PM Modi's comments show his desperation out fear of "defeat in Gujarat". The usually reticent Singh's video was in response to Modi's remarks insinuating that the former prime minister had colluded with Pakistan to influence the elections in Gujarat where the BJP and Congeress are locked in a contest, many say, is too close to call.

World Kentucky lawmaker kills himself amid sexual assault allegations
Author: 0 Kentucky lawmaker kills himself amid sexual assault allegations

Dan Johnson , who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, died of a "probable suicide", the Bullitt County coroner said. "The people who run for office are just people, and there are no flawless people", said State Rep. He wrote that PTSD "is a sickness that will take my life, I can not handle it any longer". IT Has Won This Life. KyCIR and WFPL are both part of Louisville Public Media.

World Okinawa boy hurt after window falls off Marine chopper
Author: 0 Okinawa boy hurt after window falls off Marine chopper

The boy was among about 50 children on the elementary school grounds when the window fell from a U.S. CH-53E transport helicopter. The southern island hosts half of the 100,000 U.S. Right now, Okinawa authorities and police are looking into the details of the incident, which came just a few days after a piece of a USA military aircraft reportedly fell out of the sky and landed in the middle of Ginowan City.

World Srinagar gets season's first snowfall
Author: 0 Srinagar gets season's first snowfall

The stretch from Banihal to Ramban is the worst-affected portion as major landslides were reported at Panthal, Chamalwas, Magerkor, Marog and Ramsoo. "There are predictions of snow also so we can not say anything this time". In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday, Dharamsala recorded a whopping 84 mm of rainfall, Qazi Gund saw 54 mm of rains followed by 53 mm rain in Jammu .

World Alcohol sales up in UK: Kantar Worldpanel
Author: 0 Alcohol sales up in UK: Kantar Worldpanel

British grocery inflation was 3.6 percent in the 12 weeks to December 3, its highest level since 2013, industry data showed on Tuesday. Co-op's sales fell by 1.5 per cent, taking market share down 0.3 percentage points to 6.0 per cent. Morrisons' market share also fell to 10.6% despite a rise in sales of 1.4% compared to a year ago. Morrison Supermarkets´ market share dropped to 10.6% from 10.8%, as sales increased by 1.4% to £2.87bn.