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World Netanyahu's party approves resolution to annex West Bank, open settlements
Author: 0 Netanyahu's party approves resolution to annex West Bank, open settlements

Several issues were discussed during the pan-Arab Parliament session on Thursday named "Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine" including the terror threat by Iran's Houthis. In Brussels, worldwide officials chided U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation gathering. The officials said the decision was made with the support of Trump's envoys seeking a long-elusive peace deal, an assertion meant to counter warnings that the change would ...

World Wake students left waiting in cold after school buses didn't start
Author: 0 Wake students left waiting in cold after school buses didn't start

Buses will run an hour later than regularly scheduled, and will begin picking up students at 7 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. The district said the cold temperatures can cause mechanical problems for buses. The extreme cold on Tuesday morning forced several school districts north and west of Boston to either close or push back start times. Other parents have reported that they took their children to school earlier than the delayed start and the schools wouldn't let them come inside.

World USA calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran protests
Author: 0 USA calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran protests

General Assembly stating its opposition to the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Haley is known for not mincing words and took yet another bold stance against the global governing body Tuesday, with specific references to the recent protests in Iran.

World Scores reportedly killed as gunmen attack Rivers community
Author: 0 Scores reportedly killed as gunmen attack Rivers community

The Federal Lawmaker therefore appealed to both the federal and state governments to quickly expose the masterminds and bring them to justice. Omoni said immediately he got information about the killings in Omoku, he contacted the DPO, who promised to get back to him, but yet to do so, as at press time.

World New York Is Investing $50 Million To Protect Against Vehicular Terror Attacks
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De Blasio, who was inaugurated for his second term as mayor on Monday, said last March that the city was holding roughly 9,500 in custody and would need to bring that number down to 5,000 before the entire jail complex could close. De Blasio's raise will be at least $8,790 more than the average minimum wage employee. The inauguration - also for the second terms of Public Advocate Tish James and Comptroller Scott Stringer, Democrats who like de Blasio are term-limited - was in front of City ...

World Crews working overtime to fix water main breaks in St. Louis area
Author: 0 Crews working overtime to fix water main breaks in St. Louis area

The repairs will result in temporary loss of water and lane closures from Ponce De Leon to North Avenue. BGMU Communications Manager Christy Twyman said crews have been working on repairs since Monday night. It is unclear if the status of after-school activities at Webster Hill Elementary School. Officials say the ground is freezing, heaving, and moving which can cause pipes to breath.

World 13 monkeys die after fire breaks out at Woburn Safari Park
Author: 0 13 monkeys die after fire breaks out at Woburn Safari Park

Woburn spokesman Drew Mullin said: 'Everybody here - staff, animal keepers - are all devastated'. Fire Station Commander at Kempston, Paul Goddard, said the fire was "devastating". Young patas monkeys at the Southwicks Zoo in Millville, Massachussetts, U.S. Photo taken on August 24, 2013. The fire was said to be "well alight" by the time the emergency services arrived on the scene.

World Trump Immigration Proposal Could Deport Up To 750000 Indian Workers
Author: 0 Trump Immigration Proposal Could Deport Up To 750000 Indian Workers

A source briefed on proposal told the McClatchy DC Bureau : "The idea is to create a sort of 'self- deportation" of hundreds of thousands of Indian tech workers in the United States to open up those jobs for Americans'. Nasscom, the software body said it has flagged its concerns around visa-related issues in the US Senate, Congressmen and the administration, and will engage further in a dialogue over the next few weeks over the proposed legislation.

World Brazil Prison Riot: 9 Killed, Over 70 On the Run
Author: 0 Brazil Prison Riot: 9 Killed, Over 70 On the Run

The riot started when prisoners of one cell block invaded three other cell blocks that housed inmates with rival gang affiliations. A major violence between two groups in a Brazilian prison has left nine people dead and 14 injured. About 100 inmates also broke out of the prison and 77 were still at large on Monday evening. Less than two weeks later 26 prisoners were killed in another riot.

World USA servicemember killed in eastern Afghanistan during New Year's Day skirmish
Author: 0 USA servicemember killed in eastern Afghanistan during New Year's Day skirmish

Gen. John Nicholson, who is the top commander for U.S. forces in Afghanistan , expressed his condolences. Trump sent 3,000 troops to the wartorn country last summer, bringing the current number of troops in Afghanistan to 14,000. A few thousand troops, some seen in December 2014, have trained and remained in Afghanistan. . Seven of the 11 killed in combat died in Nangarhar province.

World Michele Bachmann says she is mulling a run for US Senate
Author: 0 Michele Bachmann says she is mulling a run for US Senate

Al Franken - and she plans to run for election in November to finish out the term. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said he had made the decision after talking to only one person in Washington not in his state's delegation, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who he said did not suggest a replacement.

World Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire; Romney could run
Author: 0 Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire; Romney could run

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch's announcement will set off a scramble in Utah, where Republicans have a deep bench. His retirement opens the door for Republican Mitt Romney to run for his seat. He said he has played a central role in major legislation and in the confirmation of every current member of the U.S. Supreme Court, but one of his proudest achievements is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

World Stepfather charged with 1st-degree murder in death of boy, 6
Author: 0 Stepfather charged with 1st-degree murder in death of boy, 6

Pictured, Tampa , Florida man , Jack Junior Montgomery appearing in court on Monday after beating his stepson, Brice Russell to death after the child "snuck out" to eat a cookie. According to WFTS Action News , mother Donya Russell was at work. Brice was pronounced dead at 10:59 a.m. Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined that Montgomery had punched the child in the face, mouth and stomach with a closed fist, threw the victim around the hotel room and shoved ...

World Russian Federation warns against foreign meddling in Iran
Author: 0 Russian Federation warns against foreign meddling in Iran

State TV also said an 11-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were killed in the town of Khomeinishahr, while a member of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard was killed in the town of Najafabad. The best-selling author, who began his career covering the Middle East and writes the "Foreign Affairs" column for The New York Times, is concerned because he sees little standing in the way of a confrontation between Israel and Iran which has long called for the destruction of the Jewish state.

World Confusion over chilling discovery in NSW school sandpit
Author: 0 Confusion over chilling discovery in NSW school sandpit

Wildlife rescuers were shocked when a call to remove about a dozen eggs from a sandpit at a school near the coastal town of Laurieton , 350km north of Sydney, became rather more dramatic. However, they said that a third party had verified that the eggs were laid by a snake. In any case, Attleir said the sandpit had recently been relaid, making it a ideal home for the serpent.

World Winter storm possible this week
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New snowfall is expected to sweep across the Northeast and upper Midwest early this week on the heels of a major winter storm that blanketed parts of the South and Mid-Atlantic. Wintry precipitation, including some accumulation, is likely Wednesday morning through afternoon. The Eastern Seaboard will probably observe at any rate some snow and twist from this storm, the size of both those effects is still somewhat unverifiable right now.

World Here's Why Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde Are Not Happy With The Nominations
Author: 0 Here's Why Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde Are Not Happy With The Nominations

Vikas felt that they have let down their fans by not expressing themselves during the nomination task. Luv says Puneesh is a brilliant player and has played his cards very well. Shilpa took the fourth spot while Hina stood in the fifth place and Vikas was the last one in the order. If this was not enough, the makers have closed the voting lines for the week, which means that fans of nominated contestants can't vote to save their favourite inmate.

World Pakistan holds emergency meeting after Trump's tweet
Author: 0 Pakistan holds emergency meeting after Trump's tweet

Of foremost concern in the U.S. is Islamabad's attitude toward the powerful Haqqani network, whose leader Sirajuiddin Haqqani is the deputy leader of the Afghan Taliban. And according to The Hill , Khurram Dastgir Khan, the Minister of Defense for Pakistan, defended his country, explaining the nation of almost 210 million mostly Muslim people has actually given America a great deal, and in return America has given them "nothing but invective & mistrust".

World Palestine summons its ambassador to U.S. after UNGA voting
Author: 0 Palestine summons its ambassador to U.S. after UNGA voting

The Palestinian government has recalled its United States ambassador following US President Donald Trump's controversial decision of recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a few weeks ago. "I would like to express my disapproval and am asking you to immediately remove the "Palestine - occupied territory" from the list of states", Regev said .

World Accused Child Molester Roy Moore Sues to Block Awesome Alabama Election Results
Author: 0 Accused Child Molester Roy Moore Sues to Block Awesome Alabama Election Results

Moore's campaign argued that such fraud had tainted the December 12 special election , which Mr. Moore lost to Doug Jones by fewer than 22,000 votes, and that the Alabama authorities had inadequately investigated claims of misconduct. Moore's lawyers demanded an investigation into their claims, and for the state to hold a new election. "I've had to fight not only the Democrats but also the Republican Senate Leadership Fund and over $50 million in opposition spending from the Washington ...

World Oil Trades Strengthen to Mid-2015 Levels on Iranian Unrest
Author: 0 Oil Trades Strengthen to Mid-2015 Levels on Iranian Unrest

The Kremlin's deal with Opec has been extended until the end of 2018, a sign that allies are committed to cutting stockpiles to boost prices. USA crude output is also slipping from a record-high, with weekly production falling through December 22 for the first time since mid-October.

World Deadly clashes reported in Iran as protests continue
Author: 0 Deadly clashes reported in Iran as protests continue

No doubt, ongoing protest in Iran is becoming wild day by day. "200 people were arrested on Saturday, 150 on Sunday and around 100 on Monday", Ali-Asghar Naserbakht, a deputy in the Tehran city governor's office, told the reformist-linked ILNA news agency.

World Police Fatally Shot a Man During a Swatting Hoax
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Tyler Barriss from South Los Angeles was arrested on a fugitive warrant Friday afternoon for allegedly making the so-called " swatting " call, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The hoax apparently arose over a dispute between three gamers playing Call of Duty online who were reportedly gambling as little as $1.50/£1.10 on a match.

World 9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs
Author: 0 9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

The chances of getting struck by lightning are better than the chances of winning the lottery. For those who want to play, tickets must be purchased by Tuesday at 10:45 p.m. For Mega Millions, tougher odds will translate into much bigger jackpots in the future, since there will be more rollover weeks when no one takes the top prize.

World Fraternal Twins Born 18 Minutes Apart, But In Different Years
Author: 0 Fraternal Twins Born 18 Minutes Apart, But In Different Years

In fact, they're the only set of twins born in different years that just about anyone in the area can remember. But her boy Joaquã was born just before the New Year, and daughter Aitana was born 16 minutes into 2018. A slight rarity in Delano as twins were born in different years. Staff gave Flores and her family more than US$3,000 in new baby gear - a welcome arrival for the exhausted parents, who already have three older girls, ranging in age from six to 18.

World AfD tests Germany's new social media law as police probe Von Storch
Author: 0 AfD tests Germany's new social media law as police probe Von Storch

The attacks, allegedly carried out by men with migrant backgrounds, sparked outrage across Germany amid tensions over the arrival of 1.1million refugees in 2015. The Cologne police tweeted New Year's greetings and linked to information on celebrating safely in a series of mesages in German and other languages, including Arabic.

World McLeod's Forecast: Cold Air Making a Return
Author: 0 McLeod's Forecast: Cold Air Making a Return

Thursday will stay in the 20s for much of the day with overnight lows into the low teens again on Friday morning. The nighttime low will drop to about 10 with a wind-chill value of zero. West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

World At least 12 injured after fire breaks out at Bronx building
Author: 0 At least 12 injured after fire breaks out at Bronx building

Their injuries are believed to be non life-threatening. Firefighters were dealing with brutally cold weather as they fought the flames. That same morning, a second fire burned, also at a multistory apartment building on Knox Place in the Norwood section of the Bronx.

World Tiger Zinda Hai is all set to gross 500 crores worldwide
Author: 0 Tiger Zinda Hai is all set to gross 500 crores worldwide

This Ali Abbas Zafar film is a sequel to the blockbuster 2012 film " Ek Tha Tiger " which released in 2012. "Film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted: " #TigerZindaHai commences New Year with a POWER-PACKED PUNCH. The film is inspired by the real-life incident of the abduction of Indian nurses by ISIL in 2014. The Salman Khan-starrer has not only become the highest grosser of 2017, but is also expected to cross the magic figure of Rs300 crore.

World Two dead on South Africa's Table Mountain
Author: 0 Two dead on South Africa's Table Mountain

At least 800 visitors to the popular landmark were left stranded while the cable auto was used to ferry rescuers to the spot where the hikers were. The male guide and a female tourist died. "Stick to foot paths, stick to cycling paths and if they do wander off, stay put, do not move around because it is a wildnerness area.it is a mountain.

World North Korea likely to demand a price for Olympic participation
Author: 0 North Korea likely to demand a price for Olympic participation

Cho told a media conference he expects the two Koreas to focus on bringing a North Korean delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which begin next month, should the talks be held on January 9. He said he has a "nuclear button" on his office desk, warning that "the whole territory of the U.S.is within the range of our nuclear strike". As for talks between the two Koreas, Defence Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo said Seoul was awaiting a more detailed reply from Pyongyang to ...

World Rohani To Address Nation As Iran's Street Protests Turn Deadly
Author: 0 Rohani To Address Nation As Iran's Street Protests Turn Deadly

Elsewhere, the Leader highlighted the sacrifices of martyrs during the Iraqi war against Iran during the Saddam regime. "Our success in the region was not bearable to them", he said, according to the semi-official Fars news website. "The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran's people are what their leaders fear the most...." "Things are not working out economically for ordinary Iranians", ...

World Total Dead In Iran Anti-Government Protests Rises To 19; 450 Arrested
Author: 0 Total Dead In Iran Anti-Government Protests Rises To 19; 450 Arrested

The unrest has remained focused on provincial towns and cities, with only sporadic protests reported in Tehran on Monday evening. Meanwhile on Sunday, an Iranian anti-regime protester said over Israel's Channel 10 that the Iranian people are "taking to the streets spontaneously in most cities in Iran " and have concluded that they must "get to the root" of Iran's problems, "the regime and the leadership".

World Virginia Man With Suspected Ties to ISIS Arrested for Destroying Evidence
Author: 0 Virginia Man With Suspected Ties to ISIS Arrested for Destroying Evidence

Court documents suggest that Duncan may have converted to Islam and become interested in joining ISIS and carrying out an attack in the U.S., NBC Washington reports . When the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Twitter in December, they found an account created in November 2015 that linked to Duncan's phone.

World Vijay Keshav Gokhale, expert on China, is new Foreign Secretary
Author: 0 Vijay Keshav Gokhale, expert on China, is new Foreign Secretary

Gokhale is a 1981 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS ) is at present secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs . Gokhale is that he has taught himself Sanskrit as well. He was often tasked by the PM to handle India's ties with countries that are traditionally not part of foreign secretary's domain.

World Ukip councillor's wife found dead at home
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Stephen Searle, 64, is due to appear in court in connection with the death of 62-year-old Anne Searle. Officers were called at around 10.30pm on Saturday, December 30, to find a woman who was unresponsive. He is also a former Royal Marines commando. Mr Searle has worked as a Suffolk County Councillor for four years after being elected for Ukip in 2013.

World Colder weather to move in as week progresses
Author: 0 Colder weather to move in as week progresses

Newark airport recorded a low of 6 degrees, breaking a record of 11 set 20 years ago. Monday is expected to be cooler, with a high of only 15 degrees and a low of 1 Monday night. The National Weather Service issued two wind chill advisories Monday, lasting until noon Wednesday: Wind chills could dip as low as -15 anytime in Southwestern Pennsylvania and as low as -20 in Westmoreland and Fayette county's ridge areas, according to Bob Coblentz, a meteorologist with the National Weather ...

World British CEO, family killed in Sydney plane crash
Author: 0 British CEO, family killed in Sydney plane crash

Seven News understands 11-year-old Heather Bowden was onboard with her family, on holidays from the UK. It claimed the lives of Compass Group chief Richard Cousins , four members of his family, and a Sydney-based Canadian pilot. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he lost his father in a small plane crash and called yesterday's incident "a tragic accident". Hutchings said that police had already been in contact with British authorities.

World Tuesday's weather: Warnings in place as Storm Eleanor approaches
Author: 0 Tuesday's weather: Warnings in place as Storm Eleanor approaches

It will cause high seas along Atlantic coasts, leading to a risk of flooding in exposed areas, the forecaster has warned. Coastal roads and properties along Britain's west and south coasts are vulnerable to high waves, with beach material likely to be thrown on to sea fronts.

World 9 killed in overnight Iran unrest
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Nine people were killed overnight in unrest related to protests in the Isfahan region of central Iran, the state broadcaster reported on Tuesday. The highest-ranking USA official's direct expression of support for rioters in recent protests in Iran and the supportive voices by a number of other governments and Western media outlets reveal that the USA had plans for inciting a sedition inside Iran, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Monday.

World South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics
Author: 0 South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

In recent months, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date and flight-tested intercontinental ballistic missiles three times, raising concerns that it's closer than ever to gaining a military arsenal that can viably target the mainland United States.

World Triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha
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And if the Opposition insists on vetting the bill by a parliamentary panel, it will lead to delay and be passed only in the next session of parliament. CPI leader D Raja said that the Left wants the bill to be referred to the select committee, accusing the government of "bypassing the committees" on crucial bills.

World What are your New Year's resolutions?
Author: 0 What are your New Year's resolutions?

Here are some of your favourite television celebrities sharing their resolutions for 2018. Don't be surprised if you redefine or sharpen your goals after performing this exercise. In 2018, I wish to get a helper's high by volunteering. For some, then, good intentions are the same as actually achieving that goal. That is, learning to appreciate life's simple pleasures, such as going outside at night to look at the stars.

World Winning €38.9m EuroMillions ticket sold in Ireland
Author: 0 Winning €38.9m EuroMillions ticket sold in Ireland

Dermot Griffin, chief executive of the National Lottery , said that previous year had been a bumper one for Irish EuroMillions players, with winnings amounting to €171.9 million. A spokesperson said: "At this stage we don't know if it's a single victor or a syndicate". He collected his prize from the National Lottery offices in Dublin after buying a quick pick ticket in Malahide on 22 December.

World Alabama, Clemson defenses dominate in first half of Sugar Bowl
Author: 0 Alabama, Clemson defenses dominate in first half of Sugar Bowl

Gaddy also points out Alabama's long tradition in the Sugar Bowl , with many memorable Crimson Tide wins and even National Championships being played in the Sugar Bowl. "This team has been really special because, again, this is a so-called rebuilding year for us", Swinney said. We're certainly not going to complain about watching a College Football Playoff rubber match between Clemson and Alabama on New Year's Day.

World Vehicle collision leaves 7 injured in San Francisco
Author: 0 Vehicle collision leaves 7 injured in San Francisco

San Francisco police say the truck driver ran a red light at 21st and Geary, lost control, hitting the two pedestrians, a parked vehicle, then a Mazda with a family inside. The box truck driver apparently was trying to make a U-turn, possibly changed his mind mid-turn and hit the two men, ages 66 and 79, who were on a sidewalk, officials said.

World Trump Starts New Year With Round Of Golf, Foreign Policy Problems
Author: 0 Trump Starts New Year With Round Of Golf, Foreign Policy Problems

Take a look at the video. Malksy went on, saying that he hopes those he interrupted during the ride will "think about the thousands children being taken away from their parents because of Trump's racist immigration policies, or the parents of the hundreds of trans people murdered each year by transphobic and homophobic people, or the negative impacts of the tax bill on poor and middle-income Americans".