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World Church of England appoints first female bishop of London
Author: 0 Church of England appoints first female bishop of London

Right Reverend Sarah Mullally has been appointed the first female Bishop of London, becoming the most senior woman in the Church of England. Her nomination to replace Richard John Carew Chartres, who retired earlier this year, was approved by The Queen.

World Two JeM terrorist neutralised in Shopian
Author: 0 Two JeM terrorist neutralised in Shopian

The army also resorted to aerial firing, according to locals. An Indian Army official claimed that the youth were militants and were killed in an encounter with the troops. Security forces used explosives to blast the house in which the militants were holed up. The Kashmir IG said that two jawans also got injured during the course of the operation.

Author: 0 Rodrigo Duterte pledges to introduce same-sex marriage in Philippines

He said in February past year: 'If [draft same-sex marriage legislation] reaches me in whatever capacity, I'll consider it'. "We are all Filipinos enjoying our rights, freedom and equality before the law". "I give you until the second week of January to nominate", he said. "I want gay marriage". Duterte then went even further and said he wants to appoint someone honest to represent the LGBTI community.

Author: 0 FBI Warned Trump That Russian Spies, Hackers Would Target Campaign

But the revelation that Team Trump was warned about spying threats from Russian Federation and other adversaries had not been previously reported . Less than a month earlier, Trump urged Russian Federation to hack Clinton's emails during a news conference in Florida.

World UNSC resolution on Jerusalem vetoed by US
Author: 0 UNSC resolution on Jerusalem vetoed by US

Both before and after the voting, many countries, including key USA allies Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Qatar, expressed their disagreement with the United States, insisting that Jerusalem should be a shared capital of Israelis and Palestinians.

World California wildfire fight aided by better weather after two weeks
Author: 0 California wildfire fight aided by better weather after two weeks

The burned zone encompasses an area about a third of the size of the state of Rhode Island. Firefighters took advantage of lighter winds Sunday to push back on the western edge of the fire, the L.A. The overpowering Thomas fire has already claimed two lives, and caused more than 104,000 to flee their homes while destroying 1,313 structures. CalFire has put the estimated cost of fighting the blaze at almost $131 million.

World Dog expert: What makes a dog turn on its owner?
Author: 0 Dog expert: What makes a dog turn on its owner?

Valerie Paul, a certified master trainer at Impawsible Pups in Richmond, Virginia said it's unusual for dogs to attack their owners out of nowhere. The disturbing case has made headlines across the country, and with misinformation being spread on social media, the sheriff's office held a press conference Monday afternoon to help clarify exactly what happened.

World No EVMs Tampered With in Gujarat Assembly Elections: CEC
Author: 0 No EVMs Tampered With in Gujarat Assembly Elections: CEC

The Congress has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for tampering with the EVMs. Ahmedabad collector on Sunday rubbished all allegations made by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel that 140 engineers were hired to tamper 5000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) s and said it doesn't call for any clarification as they are "baseless".

World PM May defiant as Brexit talks enter phase 2
Author: 0 PM May defiant as Brexit talks enter phase 2

Theresa May has promised MPs she will make "rapid" progress on a Brexit transition deal, as she set out the United Kingdom government's plans for the next phase of Brexit negotiations. The EU's guidelines say that during any transition period the United Kingdom would have to comply with the bloc's trade policy - preventing it from striking its own deals with other countries.

World Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island
Author: 0 Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island

Rain will begin over the south coast on Monday evening and become heavier overnight. Higher elevation passes like the Malahat could see accumulation of between five and 10 centimetres, Environment Canada said. A little snow is likely Thursday over the mainland coast as an Arctic front drops down from the BC Interior. That could include snow falling on higher terrains for Tuesday and more flurries possibly on Thursday, along with much colder temperatures this weekend.

World British Columbia strengthens ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears
Author: 0 British Columbia strengthens ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears

The 2018 hunting season had been scheduled to start on April 1, 2018, but the ban will now take effect immediately for both residents and non-residents of the province. The B.C. government launched a consultation process regarding regulations to support sustenance hunting. "We'll keep fighting to prevent the horrific and wasteful practice of hunting grizzly bears in the U.S".

Author: 0 SDF accuses Assad of opening Syria to worldwide terrorism

A US-led global coalition against Islamic State has given military support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias which now controls almost a quarter of Syria. After capturing wide swathes of territory in 2014, they have lost most of their gains in the face of attacks by government forces and USA -backed Arab and Kurdish fighters.

World Pence delays trip to Egypt, Israel because of U.S. tax vote
Author: 0 Pence delays trip to Egypt, Israel because of U.S. tax vote

Pence was to have spent three days in the region with stops in Cairo and Jerusalem, the first high-level official to visit after Trump reversed decades of USA policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . Two Senate Republican holdouts agreed on Monday to support the tax package. Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal capital, while Palestinians want the capital of an independent state of theirs to be in the city´s eastern sector, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East ...

Author: 0 Walt Disney (DIS) Downgraded by Edward Jones

The hedge fund run by Noah Levy held 786,300 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $45.56M, down from 825,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. While for the Next 5 years, the company could expect a growth of 7.05% per annum, whereas in the past Five years The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) showed a growth of 14.1 Percent per annum.

World It's imperative that Congress reauthorize CHIP now
Author: 0 It's imperative that Congress reauthorize CHIP now

In Mississippi, about 80,000 children rely on CHIP to access health care. The funding deadline for CHIP was September 30, but the program was overlooked due to lawmakers' focus. A family of four with an income of up to $51,168 can receive free CHIP insurance for their children, while a family of four with an income of up to $77,244 qualifies for low-priced CHIP insurance, according to the state Department of Human Services.

World Hundreds are donating after a little girl's letter to Santa goes viral
Author: 0 Hundreds are donating after a little girl's letter to Santa goes viral

The 7-year-old girl wrote: "I have [been] good this day. I want food, but I need a blanket more, '" Espiricueta told KGBT-TV . "This makes me very sad", she wrote in a Facebook post . "I had no idea she was going through hard times being that she is always at school with a big smile", Espiricueta said. The extra blankets will go to students' siblings or needy students at other schools.

World Scarlett Johansson makes flawless return as Ivanka Trump on 'SNL'
Author: 0 Scarlett Johansson makes flawless return as Ivanka Trump on 'SNL'

Johansson, who is dating SNL head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor Colin Jost, produced a Roy Moore ornament and said "Well, as I said, there's a special place in hell, and we're all there". Asked where her husband Jared Kushner was, Ivanka replied, "He's packing a go bag before the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrives". First up is Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway , saying she has chosen an ornament with "disgraced" former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B.

World Kobe Bryant owns an National Basketball Association record that may never be broken
Author: 0 Kobe Bryant owns an National Basketball Association record that may never be broken

I don't think LeBron is like Michael at all. "Kobe is the closest thing to Michael", said Kerr, whose Golden State team will watch Bryant's Nos. On a night when the city of Los Angeles and Lakers fans around the world will celebrate the career of Kobe Bryant , the man who coached him to all five of his National Basketball Association titles won't be in the building.

World Tupac Murder Weapon Should Be In Los Angeles, According To Retired Cop
Author: 0 Tupac Murder Weapon Should Be In Los Angeles, According To Retired Cop

The weapon was later reported to police and the police filed it as a found property in May 1998. Two years later, L.A. County Sheriff's Department took control of Compton and the ownership of some 3800 confiscated weapons - including the very same glock used to kill Tupac in Las Vegas in 1996.

World Ex-Wife Arrested On Charges Related To NBA Star's 2010 Murder
Author: 0 Ex-Wife Arrested On Charges Related To NBA Star's 2010 Murder

The ex-wife of Wright was charged with murder Friday night (Dec. 15), bringing to a close a almost eight-year ordeal for Wright's family. Court documents stated the pair tried to kill Lorenzen Wright outside his home in Atlanta, before gunning him down in a rural Memphis area in July 2010.

World Afghan intelligence training centre attacked, 3 killed
Author: 0 Afghan intelligence training centre attacked, 3 killed

Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the interior ministry, said three attackers dressed in police uniforms seized a building under construction near a National Directorate of Security, or NDS, training center and fired small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at the center.

World Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws After Vid Of Confirmation Hearing Went Viral
Author: 0 Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws After Vid Of Confirmation Hearing Went Viral

The Huffington Post first reported that Petersen had withdrawn his nomination. But his lack familiarity with the most basic parts of the job is only part of the reason that he's unfit. Have you seen the video of Louisiana Republican Sen. And my job on the judiciary committee is to catch him. State or federal court? No. Until now, Trump had been startlingly successful in his quest to fill the federal courts with conservative judges.

World When Should We Leave To Beat The Snow — Holiday Travel Weather
Author: 0 When Should We Leave To Beat The Snow — Holiday Travel Weather

Great Falls meteorologists warned that damage to trees and power lines could be expected as snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet in the foothills accompany wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour. Driving will still be slow and slick as road temperatures will for sure be cold enough to keep snow on the roads without melting. For Denver, temperatures hover in the 20s and 30s from the winter solstice through the weekend.

World If Robert Mueller Will Ultimately Vindicate Trump, Why Fire Him?
Author: 0 If Robert Mueller Will Ultimately Vindicate Trump, Why Fire Him?

According to the letter , the Mueller investigation requested, in a pair of August letters, "the emails, laptops, cell phones, and other materials" for nine transition team members working on "national security and policy matters" and four other "senior" transition team members.

World Chinese warplanes infringe on KADIZ
Author: 0 Chinese warplanes infringe on KADIZ

A Chinese military transport plane was observed flying over the Western Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan Monday, the second consecutive day Chinese military aircraft were seen undertaking a similar mission, an Air Force official said that day.

World Four Senators Want Al Franken to Reconsider His Resignation
Author: 0 Four Senators Want Al Franken to Reconsider His Resignation

A top Minnesota Democrat told CNN that Smith is in Washington on Monday and fellow Minnesota Sen. That's hypocrisy at the highest level I've ever seen in my life. He urged Franken, who has not said exactly when he plans to step down, to reconsider the decision. Franken's December resignation came on the heels of several women launching accusations of sexual misconduct against the embattled Minnesota senator.

World Zuma honours ANC Umgwenya cadres who died in Zimbabwe
Author: 0 Zuma honours ANC Umgwenya cadres who died in Zimbabwe

South Africa's ANC delayed the announcement of the results of its presidential election on Monday after Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's team demanded a recount of the votes after she lost, News24 online news service said, citing three sources. Lukhona Mnguni, Political analyst at University of KwaZulu-Natal, said the outcome of the ANC leadership contest was likely to be a managed arrangement, with discussions behind the scenes.

World Amtrak train derails in Washington state [UPDATING]
Author: 0 Amtrak train derails in Washington state [UPDATING]

According to CBS News, the high-speed train derailed with reported casualties. An Amtrak train has derailed on an overpass, and it's hanging over Interstate 5 near Lacey. The derailment happened about 7:30 a.m. on Monday. WSDOT asked all motorists to avoid the area. A highway camera showed at least one train auto toppled onto the road, causing a traffic jam.

World Suffolk Airforce Base Lockdown: Full Story & Must-See Updates
Author: 0 Suffolk Airforce Base Lockdown: Full Story & Must-See Updates

Alastair Bunkall, Sky News' Defence Correspondent, said: "It was described to me as some sort of arguments at the base gates". Police are responding to reports of a "significant incident" at RAF Mildenhall . "The base was locked down and emergency personnel are responding to the situation". Suffolk Police are urging members of the public to avoid the area around the airbase.

Author: 0 Pakistan falls victim to terrorism after becoming U.S. ally: Nasir Janjua

Addressing a National Security Policy seminar, Janjua said the country inflicted massive human and economic losses owing to the war against terrorism. He also alleged that as part of its policy to counter Chinese influence in South Asia, the USA is conspiring against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor along with India.

World Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name the date
Author: 0 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name the date

Kensington Palace has confirmed the date that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's will tie the knot on in May. The British prince, now fifth in line to the British throne, will Wednesday the American " Suits " actress on May 19, 2018 , Kensington Palace announced Friday.

World Pension auto-enrolment to be extended to 18-year-olds
Author: 0 Pension auto-enrolment to be extended to 18-year-olds

And whereas, at present, the first £5,876 of their earnings is excluded from their pensionable income, ministers will push through changes to ensure every pound is in future included in the calculation of contributions. "There's always a risk that people will be put off saving when more is taken from their pay packets so we're pleased the government will be studying how people react to increases in contributions which are due in 2018 and 2019".

World Fog and drizzle for the morning commute
Author: 0 Fog and drizzle for the morning commute

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman is mainly concerned about damaging wind, large hail, and heavy rain . A couple more showers may redevelop later this afternoon and evening, but the more widespread rain will arrive Tuesday. Look for highs in the mid 60s. Temperatures will be in the mid 60's in the morning and low 80's for highs. This front will provide another chance of showers (or thunderstorms).

World Funeral Procession Begins for San Diego Firefighter
Author: 0 Funeral Procession Begins for San Diego Firefighter

Utility spokesman Paul Griffo says the coastal city is particularly vulnerable if strong Santa Ana winds continue to batter the area. On Sunday, she escorted the body of her husband at the head of a procession that drove freeways from Ventura to San Diego County.

World President Erdogan: Turkey To Open Embassy To Palestinians In Jerusalem
Author: 0 President Erdogan: Turkey To Open Embassy To Palestinians In Jerusalem

Earlier, deputy chairman of Fatah movement, Mahmoud al-Aloul, said that the Palestinian leadership will seek action in the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court in order to annul US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

World Trump to unveil 'America first' national security strategy
Author: 0 Trump to unveil 'America first' national security strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and US President Donald Trump during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Danang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017. Officials said the climate language in the NSS was inspired by the president's Paris remarks, which they called his "guidepost" on climate. Another official said Trump's remarks when he announced he was taking the United States out of the Paris climate accord "would be the guidepost for the language in the NSS on climate".

World Mother, 3 of her children killed in NY house fire
Author: 0 Mother, 3 of her children killed in NY house fire

EST, according to a report in NBC New York . Three others were taken to Staten Island University Hospital in critical condition and two were transported to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries. The family is Jewish and now dealing with tragedy during Hanukkah. This time of year, when these things strike, it just tears your heart out for the family, ' Nigro said.

World Brazil great Kaka retiring from soccer at age 35
Author: 0 Brazil great Kaka retiring from soccer at age 35

On Sunday he posted on Twitter that he is ready for next journey: "Father, it was much more than I could even imagine". And no sooner had Kaka taken to social media to make the announcement, than the tributes started pouring in for the Brazilian ace.

World Fire kills 12 snack shop workers in India
Author: 0 Fire kills 12 snack shop workers in India

Three fire-tenders, four jumbo water tankers and ambulances managed to extinguish the blaze shortly. "The fire started at the ground floor-level and the people inside were sleeping on the loft". "They got trapped in the structure due to the intense heat and smoke and the loft subsequently collapsed", said Chief Fire Officer P.S. Rahangdale was quoted saying.

World Sarah Palin's oldest son arrested on domestic violence charges
Author: 0 Sarah Palin's oldest son arrested on domestic violence charges

Track Palin previously faced domestic violence charges in 2016. The incident reportedly occurred Saturday in Wasilla , Alaska, but no details were released, NBC News reports . the federal government generally considers a crime punishable with imprisonment for one year or less to be a misdemeanour. He then allegedly kicked his girlfriend, threw her cell phone and threatened suicide with his AR-15 rifle, according to the documents.

World Above normal temperatures next week with fog Monday morning
Author: 0 Above normal temperatures next week with fog Monday morning

Late Sunday evening and overnight into Monday clouds will increase as a warm front nears. High temperatures go into the 30s. A few peeks of sunshine from southwest through central Kansas, otherwise mostly cloudy skies will dominate south-central and eastern Kansas today .

World Putin, Trump Discuss Russia-US Relations, North Korea in Phone Call
Author: 0 Putin, Trump Discuss Russia-US Relations, North Korea in Phone Call

Putin had applauded Trump and his handling of the U.S. economy at an annual end-of-year press conference that was broadcast on Russian national television Thursday, saying, "Look at the markets, how they've risen". He also accused those investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign of damaging the United States political situation, "incapacitating the president and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him".

World Gujarat polls: Counting of votes begins
Author: 0 Gujarat polls: Counting of votes begins

Trends from the count showed the BJP leading in 91 seats of the 182-member state assembly with the Congress 83, NDTV said. In Himachal Pradesh, the trends seemed to follow the same until BJP took a lead by eight seats. "There is no other leader close", said Shyam Jaju, patty president. At around 10.10 am BJP were ahead 98-82 in Gujarat, while in Himachal BJP was ahead 40-22.

World BJP crosses 100-mark in Gujarat, set to form Govt
Author: 0 BJP crosses 100-mark in Gujarat, set to form Govt

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who "could well read the mood of the people of the state", said the actual results would be the opposite of the exit poll projections. How many seats will the party add to that number after this Gujarat election? Sources privy to the meeting said some leaders expressed concern over the "buzz on the ground" about the alleged tampering with the EVMs, and insisted that if the Congress gets anything below 80 seats, the party should aggressively push for the use of ...

World EU Gov'ts Agree To Start UK Trade Talks - With Conditions
Author: 0 EU Gov'ts Agree To Start UK Trade Talks - With Conditions

Speaking to the BBC's Newsnight earlier this week, Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg stated: "We can not be a colony of the European Union for two years from 2019 to 2021, accepting new laws that are made without any say so of the British people or Parliament or Government".

World North Korea marks sixth anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death
Author: 0 North Korea marks sixth anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death

Last year, North Korea held a memorial service to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il , who died of a heart attack on December 17, 2011 at age 69. Some delegates, during the area committee meeting, also raised the issue of putting up display material with the picture of Kim - a cruel dictator who eliminated even his kith and kin to remain in power.