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World Peru's president pardons ex-leader Fujimori
Author: 0 Peru's president pardons ex-leader Fujimori

The medical emergency comes three days after Fujimori's supporters in Congress saved President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from a motion to remove him from office. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 for the massacres in Barrios Altos (1991) and Cantuta (1992) in the neighborhood of capital Lima when he was president.

World North Korea says new United Nations sanctions an 'act of war'
Author: 0 North Korea says new United Nations sanctions an 'act of war'

The North Korean state news agency KCNA reported a statement from the foreign ministry that said the USA had come to fear its nuclear force and had become "more and more frenzied in the moves to impose the harshest-ever sanctions and pressure on our country".

World Emirates stops flights to Tunisia after 'instruction'
Author: 0 Emirates stops flights to Tunisia after 'instruction'

The UAE said "security information" had caused the delays. The Tunisian transport ministry said in a statement earlier that Emirates flights would be suspended until the UAE airline found a way to operate according to global law and treaties.

World President Trump wishes troops a Merry Christmas
Author: 0 President Trump wishes troops a Merry Christmas

Trump told the troops that "every American heart" is thankful for them and is asking God to watch over them and their families. He called the troops "underappreciated" and described their military families as "the greatest people on earth".

World Muslim Board urges Govt not to table proposed Bill on Triple Talaq
Author: 0 Muslim Board urges Govt not to table proposed Bill on Triple Talaq

The board, which held an emergency meeting here at the prestigious Islamic seminary Nadwa-tu-Ulema, said that due procedure was not followed before preparing the draft and demanded that the Bill not be tabled in Parliament. The bill defines triple talaq as "any pronouncement (of divorce) by a person upon his wife by words, either spoken or written or in electronic form, or in any other manner".

World Guatemala Says It Will Move Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Guatemala Says It Will Move Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

On Dec. 21, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the status of Jerusalem to declare Trump's decision on Jerusalem "null and void". He said the United States was trying to offer extremist Zionists the biggest service by relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds.

World Chris Johnson's Forecast | Light snow maker on the way
Author: 0 Chris Johnson's Forecast | Light snow maker on the way

It was a warm but a wet Saturday with occasional rain through much of the day, and highs ranging from the mid 40s in the Poconos to low 60s in the Delaware Valley. Winds will be northeast 5 to 10 miles per hour. Sunday: Sunny. Wind: NW 10-15. We'll stay partly cloudy. National Weather Service forecasters said residents should prepare for very cold air this week along with the threat of wintry weather late in the week.

Author: 0 Teen accused of killing girlfriend's parents, who anxious about his alleged extremism

A Virginia woman and her husband were shot and killed Friday by their daughter's boyfriend - a suspected neo-Nazi, The Washington Post reports . Mrs. Late Friday night, the Kuhn-Fricker's were awakened by a noise in their daughter's room. Friends said she could have charged more for her services, but genuinely wanted to help the elderly.

World Amtrak should go back where it came from
Author: 0 Amtrak should go back where it came from

The NTSB's findings are based on the locomotive event data recorder and inward and outward-facing cameras on the train. Rail crash data obtained by The Associated Press found that almost 300 people have died in train crashes that could have been prevented if railroads across the USA implemented that critical speed-control technology - something federal safety investigators have been pushing for close to five decades.

World North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'
Author: 0 North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'

The UN Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on proposed new sanctions against North Korea, including sharply lower limits on its refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 12 months, and a crackdown on the country's shipping.

World Another round of snow coming to Halton Christmas Eve
Author: 0 Another round of snow coming to Halton Christmas Eve

The organization says Atlantic Canada is expected to be the hardest-hit region when it comes to snowfall as two storms are expected between Saturday night and Monday. Wind gusts could reach 40 miles per hour by afternoon on Christmas. And while B.C.'s South Coast and Lower Mainland are expected to be in the clear of any potent winter weather, Phillips says it's very possible that Vancouver and Victoria could pick up snow.

World 4 dead in plane crash at Polk County airport, deputies say
Author: 0 4 dead in plane crash at Polk County airport, deputies say

There are several deaths, Polk County sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said in a release. The plane took off about 7:15 a.m., headed east, according to deputies. There was a fire after the plane crashed that was extinguished by Polk County Fire Rescue personnel. NTSB and FAA investigators were also reportedly en route to the crash scene.

World Kulbhushan Jadhav's Wife, Mother to Visit Pakistan on Monday
Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav's Wife, Mother to Visit Pakistan on Monday

As per domestic media, the two women will spend the night at the Indian High Commission and will meet Jadhav tomorrow morning. In a tweet, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said, the Indian deputy high commissioner will be the accompanying diplomat.

World London Zoo reopens after fire that killed meerkats, aardvark
Author: 0 London Zoo reopens after fire that killed meerkats, aardvark

A nine-year-old aardvark named Misha was killed and four meerkats are "presumed" to have died after going missing during the fire on Saturday morning. Jermey said vets had examined other animals at the zoo and it was not thought they had suffered ill effects. Earlier, LFB confirmed 10 fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers were dispatched to the scene.

World Rain tapering off later tonight. A dry start to Christmas Eve Day
Author: 0 Rain tapering off later tonight. A dry start to Christmas Eve Day

Highs will top out in the upper 30s to around 40s. Snow is less likely in Bridgeport, where the National Weather Service forecasts a less than 20 percent chance of an inch or less of snow. In Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, total snow accumulations of 2 inches in the north and 4 inches in the south are expected, according to the weather service.

World Executive Order Allows for Pre-Payment of Next Year's Property Taxes
Author: 0 Executive Order Allows for Pre-Payment of Next Year's Property Taxes

It used to be that you could deduct your total state income and property tax liability, but come 2018, that deduction will be capped at $10,000. The proposed tax plan will limit State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions to $10,000. "This means it is unlikely that prepayment of taxes will be deductible in 2017". Some towns are only allowing people to deduct the payment for one quarter.

World House Democrats decry GOP efforts to discredit Robert Mueller's election tampering probe
Author: 0 House Democrats decry GOP efforts to discredit Robert Mueller's election tampering probe

This has stirred speculation on Capitol Hill that Mueller and his investigation are being attacked in order to clear the way for a firing. President Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he has no plans to fire Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and a Republican, who has been leading the Justice Department's Russian Federation probe since May.

World BJP picks Jai Ram Thakur as new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
Author: 0 BJP picks Jai Ram Thakur as new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

Five-time legislator Jairam Thakur will be the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh , the BJP announced on Sunday. "We will deliver the promises made and will work round the clock to ensure progress and development of Himachal Pradesh", said Mr Thakur, who has been seen as a Chief Minister-in-waiting for a long time.

World The US Is Gearing Up To Send Antitank Missiles To Ukraine
Author: 0 The US Is Gearing Up To Send Antitank Missiles To Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are urging both sides in eastern Ukraine to live up to cease-fire agreements amid a recent upswing in clashes between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces. Ukraine has been battling Russia-backed separatists who hold parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the eastern part of the country in a war that has killed more than 10,300 people since April 2014.

World Fire hits Philippine mall; 2 dozen employees feared trapped
Author: 0 Fire hits Philippine mall; 2 dozen employees feared trapped

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, December 24, broke a distressing news to the families of people who were reported trapped inside NCCC Mall of Davao on Saturday, December 23. multinational SSI, a market research company. The cause was not known but an investigation was being launched, she said. Taken to hospital were Reggen Ombain, aged 20, Jireh Duterte, 28, Ednard Gumela, 21, Dexter Gonzaga, 27, Ereneo Sabas Jr, 23, and Jose Banilad, 46.

World Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces during protests along Gaza border
Author: 0 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces during protests along Gaza border

Medical sources in the Shifa Hospital, in Gaza city , said the soldiers killed Mohammad Nabil Moheisin, 29, from Sheja'eyya neighborhood, east of the city, after shooting him with a live round in the chest. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded recognition of Israel as a Jewish capital for reviving peace talks with the Palestinians, which collapsed in 2014.

World Counting for RK Nagar bypoll witnesses violence, Dhinakaran leading
Author: 0 Counting for RK Nagar bypoll witnesses violence, Dhinakaran leading

She was elected from the constituency in May 2016 general election to the state assembly. The major contenders are AIADMK's E. Madhusudhanan, DMK's N. R K Nagar has an electorate of 2,28,234 comprising 1,10,903 men, 1,17,232 women and 99 transgenders. He has 1891 votes, while the AIADMK has 646, and the DMK, 360.

World Alaska unemployment rate remains at 7.2 percent
Author: 0 Alaska unemployment rate remains at 7.2 percent

The figures come seven years after a severe recession and show that conservative states like Alabama and MS, as well as more liberal Washington and California, are sharing the improvements. Month to month, the largest gains were seen in trade, transportation and utilities, up 2,484; manufacturing, up 1,001; and other services, up 79. The November 2016 rate: 2.9 percent.

World Penny Dazzles But Army Wins Armed Forces Bowl
Author: 0 Penny Dazzles But Army Wins Armed Forces Bowl

Carter Stadium. The Black Knights and Aztecs played an awesome back-and-forth game, led by two of the country's most potent rushing attacks. Rather than kick the game-tying extra point, Army opted for a go-ahead two-point conversion, and the result was perfection.

World Vijay Rupani re-elected Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel to be his deputy
Author: 0 Vijay Rupani re-elected Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel to be his deputy

Also few names like Smruthi Irani was on the table to see how things will go with her in Gujarat now. Vaghani told media persons that party leaders would meet again and, with the consent of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani , will decide on the probable names for the cabinet.

World Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills more than 100 on Mindanao
Author: 0 Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills more than 100 on Mindanao

The Philippines suffers regularly from deadly tropical storms, although Mindanao is not often hit. Edding blamed years of logging in the mountains near Anungan for the tragedy that unfolded Friday, adding that he and other officials would move to halt the logging operations.

Author: 0 FBI Deputy Director McCabe to Retire in 2018

McCabe, the Post reported , "has been the target of Republican critics for more than a year", and "plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter". An FBI spokesperson declined to comment. Within that testimony, McCabe reportedly confirmed that Comey had advised him that Trump had asked for the former FBI Director's loyalty prior to his firing .

World Jadhav, Thakur return for SA ODIs; Umesh, Rahul miss out
Author: 0 Jadhav, Thakur return for SA ODIs; Umesh, Rahul miss out

Spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja continue to remain on the sidelines as the wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, along with all-rounder Axar Patel retain their places in the side. KL Rahul too has been ignored despite his scintillating performances in the recent T20 fixtures against Sri Lanka. India has announced its squad for the tough ODI series beginning in South Africa soon.

World Trump denies saying Haitians 'all have AIDS', Nigerians live in 'huts'
Author: 0 Trump denies saying Haitians 'all have AIDS', Nigerians live in 'huts'

The report , published Saturday, details a meeting Trump had in the Oval Office in June regarding immigration , a perceived problem for the president. Mr. Trump has made tightening immigration a key platform of his campaign and presidency. The White House was quick to deny the report, saying that the quotes were simply fabricated by The New York Times .

World Gunman killed by cops after going on shooting rampage in Pennsylvania
Author: 0 Gunman killed by cops after going on shooting rampage in Pennsylvania

Around 4 p.m., a series of shots was sacked at a Capitol Police auto at Third and State streets in Harrisburg. One law enforcement officer was "slightly injured" in the second shooting, Marsico said . The motive is still under investigation. This is another reminder of the sacrifice made everyday by law enforcement across Pennsylvania, especially for those of us who spend time in our State Capitol.

World Pro-Abortion Groups: Ohio Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions 'Shames Women'
Author: 0 Pro-Abortion Groups: Ohio Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions 'Shames Women'

A federal judge blocked Indiana's in September, finding that it unconstitutionally interfered with the right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy prior to the viability of the fetus. Studies indicate unborn babies with disabilities like Down syndrome are targeted for abortions at very high rates. The executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, Kellie Copeland, said the law does nothing to support families taking care of loved ones with Down syndrome but instead "exploits them as part of a ...

World More than 100 people dead in Philippines tropical storm
Author: 0 More than 100 people dead in Philippines tropical storm

Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur and on the Zamboanga Peninsula, according to an initial government report on storm casualties. Hundreds of kilometers to the east, army and emergency workers were checking reports an entire village was buried by mudslide in Tubod town in Lanao del Norte.

World Indian Army officer, three soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC
Author: 0 Indian Army officer, three soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC

He said that the Indian Army has been retaliating strongly and effectively to the unprovoked Pakistan aggression. The injured soldier has been airlifted to a hospital for treatment. But given its actions and behavior, it doesn't appear that Pakistan really wants peace, he added. Rawat said Pakistan should stop supporting terrorists.

World Air Tests Positive for Alcohol at Frat House
Author: 0 Air Tests Positive for Alcohol at Frat House

Police turned up to the house in Bethesda, Maryland after neighbours complained about loud music and around 70 people, all underage by United States drinking laws, were found partying inside the building. All are 20 years old. A number of students reportedly vowed to never attend a frat party again. They face fines of up to $315,000 each due to the stack of criminal charges, but the likelihood of a penalty that severe is reportedly extremely slim.

World Lalu Yadav Convicted In Fodder Scam Case: What The Congress, BJP Said
Author: 0 Lalu Yadav Convicted In Fodder Scam Case: What The Congress, BJP Said

Angry RJD workers tried to stop the police vehicle when Lalu Prasad was being taken to jail. "Whatever is the judgment, I appeal to people of Bihar to maintain peace and law and order", Lalu Prasad said while interacting with the media. The CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict today in a case related to embezzling of more than Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994, when Lalu Yadav was the Chief Minister of Bihar.

World Suspected cholera cases reach one million in Yemen
Author: 0 Suspected cholera cases reach one million in Yemen

On Wednesday, despite a fresh missile attack on Riyadh , Saudi Arabia said it would allow the port of Hodeidah, vital for aid, to stay open for a month. The ICRC said the outbreak was "amplifying the suffering of a country caught up in a brutal war". The International Committee of the Red Cross says around 1 million people in war-ravaged Yemen are believed to have been infected in a cholera outbreak that began a year ago.

World Catalonia election: Puigdemont hails 'defeat' for Spain
Author: 0 Catalonia election: Puigdemont hails 'defeat' for Spain

Agusti Alcoberro vice president of the Catalan National Assembly said: "We can say that pro-independence forces have won the elections". Rajoy, who has not commented so far, may speak in the afternoon after a meeting of his party, which saw its number of seats in the Catalan parliament slashed from 11 to just three.

Author: 0 Pence visits Afghanistan, says U.S. will 'see this through'

During his visit, Pence touted the new U.S. strategy and stressed the US's to achieving victory here. The troops were under strict orders not to share news of Pence's presence until he had left. troops from the country. Pence says, "Peace only comes through strength". USA troops are involved in training Afghan security forces and carrying out counter-terrorism operations, hoping to reverse gains by the Taliban and prod it to negotiate for peace.

World Fire hits London Zoo cafe; not clear if any animals hurt
Author: 0 Fire hits London Zoo cafe; not clear if any animals hurt

However, the zoo issued a statement saying "a number of zoo staff have been treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and shock". Fire crews arrived at the scene shortly after 6am, and the blaze had been brought under control by 9.15am. London Zoo is on lockdown after a huge blaze ripped through the cafe - next to the beloved meerkats. 'We will update as quickly as the situation allows'.

World Trump's wall gets go-ahead... at his golf resort in Co Clare
Author: 0 Trump's wall gets go-ahead... at his golf resort in Co Clare

This week Mr Trump's application for a sea wall was finally approved after a protracted battle with critics. Clare County Council in Ireland has officially permitted Trump to build the wall around the first, ninth and 18th holes of the golf course covering about 1968 feet at the south end and 820 feet at the north end of Doughmore Bay.

World U.S. urges United Nations to punish Iran, but Russian Federation says no sanctions
Author: 0 U.S. urges United Nations to punish Iran, but Russian Federation says no sanctions

Saudi palaces, military and oil facilities are within range of such missiles fired from Yemen, the Houthis said, according to a statement distributed via their television channel al-Masirah. Tuesday's attack took place hours before Saudi Arabia was due to announce the country's annual budget in a news conference expected to be attended by senior ministers.

World Thomas Fire becomes largest wildfire in California's history
Author: 0 Thomas Fire becomes largest wildfire in California's history

The Thomas fire barrelled through much of Ventura County before spreading into Santa Barbara County, fueled by warm, dry winds. The so-called Thomas fire is considered the second largest fire to hit the state since 1932. Powerful winds in the region reached 50 miles per hour in the area Thursday, continuing to make firefighters wary due to their ability to accelerate small fires into large problems quickly.

World Sessions orders a review of Project Cassandra
Author: 0 Sessions orders a review of Project Cassandra

According to a bombshell exposé in Politico on Sunday , an elaborate campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, known as Project Cassandra, targeted the Lebanese militant group's criminal activities. Congressional Republicans are calling for answers on the Obama administration's reported efforts to derail an initiative that tracked Hezbollah's worldwide web of criminal activities, efforts that former officials said were fueled in large part out of a desire to secure the 2015 ...

World Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 30
Author: 0 Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 30

Tropical Storm Tembin struck Mindanao, the archipelago nation´s second-largest island on Friday, unleashing flash floods and mudslides that erased a remote village from the map. Four people were listed as missing after being buried in landslides or being swept away by floodwaters, while more than 12,000 have fled their homes, they added.

World Cuomo Offers Option To Shield Taxpayers From Federal law
Author: 0 Cuomo Offers Option To Shield Taxpayers From Federal law

But he also acknowledged that some homeowners might not have the cash on-hand to make payments. Most homeowners with mortgages have escrow accounts from which their property taxes are paid on a monthly basis to their mortgage lender, and so amending those arrangements to pre-pay taxes sometime next week could prove a large challenge.