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Killed, 15 Injured as Bus Enters Moscow Underground Passage

Killed, 15 Injured as Bus Enters Moscow Underground Passage He tried to apply the brakes but they did not work, the investigative committee said. The incident happened in icy conditions, according to the BBC . Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin told reporters at the scene that an inspection of the entire Moscow bus fleet had been ordered. Television footage showed the vehicle speeding down steps close to a busy metro station. [Full Article...]

Serena set to return to tennis in Abu Dhabi exhibition against Ostapenko

Serena set to return to tennis in Abu Dhabi exhibition against Ostapenko Serena Williams signs autographs after winning her Australian Open Women's singles quarterfinal match against Britain's Johanna Konta, at Melbourne Park , January 25, 2107. Williams will return with a match against Latvia's French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko , making them the first women to compete in the previously male-only event. [Full Article...]

Christmas celebrated with gaiety in Udupi district

Christmas celebrated with gaiety in Udupi district Pierbattista Pizzaballa, celebrated Midnight Mass. Residents of the steel city basked in the Yuletide spirit with Christmas cards, gifts and plum cakes to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Around our tables today, we'll engage in family discussions that will touch on many subjects, certainly on the current doings in Washington, for one example. [Full Article...]

Berlin police investigate vehicle crash at SPD headquarters

Berlin police investigate vehicle crash at SPD headquarters The crash resulted in a fire inside the auto that was brought under control by first responders. "Around midnight, a man crashed into the entrance area of the SPD party headquarters at the Willy-Brandt-Haus in the Kreuzberg district", Berlin Police said on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump exceeded authority with travel ban, appeals court rules

Donald Trump exceeded authority with travel ban, appeals court rules Trump's order "nullified" a federal immigration law passed by Congress and overrode "broad swaths of immigration laws that Congress has used its considered judgment to enact", the court said. "Congress's choice of words is suggestive, at least, of its hesitation in permitting the President to impose entry suspensions of unlimited and indefinite duration", the 9th Circuit judges wrote. [Full Article...]

New Ohio law bans Down Syndrome abortions

New Ohio law bans Down Syndrome abortions Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) signed into law on Friday a bill prohibiting abortion based on a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis, his office said . A physician that breaks the law could lose their license and face fourth-degree felony charges. [Full Article...]

Home owners urged to pay 2018 property taxes before January 1

Home owners urged to pay 2018 property taxes before January 1 The changes to deductions in the Republican tax bill, signed into law Friday by President Donald Trump, will be felt in Fairfield County, which has some of the highest property taxes in the country. The Republicans' end-of-year rush to pass this bill has New Jersey lawyers and accountants scrambling to find ways to help taxpayers minimize the harm. [Full Article...]

Catalonia election: Puigdemont seeks talks with Spain

Catalonia election: Puigdemont seeks talks with Spain Shortly after the results were announced, Puigdemont, speaking in Brussels, claimed - with some justification - that Rajoy had designed the election to take place in such a way as to assist the anti-independence cause. Their total of 66 parliamentary seats is two short of an overall majority but the presence of non-aligned MPs would them a slender single-seat advantage over the combined pro-unioni... [Full Article...]

Why Britain Chose Blue, Not Red, as Its Post-Brexit Passport Color

Why Britain Chose Blue, Not Red, as Its Post-Brexit Passport Color The Guardian said in an editorial: "We have traded the shade of our passports for the guarantee of simple, visa-free travel and the right to live and work in the European Union - not to mention the broader economic benefits of membership". [Full Article...]

Israel Welcomes Guatemala's Announcement on Future Embassy Move

Israel Welcomes Guatemala's Announcement on Future Embassy Move In a post on his official Facebook account Sunday, Morales said that after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he made a decision to instruct Guatemala's foreign ministry to move the embassy. His death brings the number of Palestinians killed to 11 since US President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy... [Full Article...]

President, First Lady take calls from children on Christmas Eve

President, First Lady take calls from children on Christmas Eve Trump told the troops that Americans are thankful for them and their families. Your families have been tremendous, ' he added. Always underappreciated, the military families. Earlier in the day, Trump and first lady Melania Trump participated in NORAD Santa Tracker phone calls, with the president speaking to six children and his wife talking to nine. [Full Article...]

INTERNATIONAL: Presidency welcomes UN General Assembly vote on Jerusalem

The 193-member General Assembly voted 128-9, with 35 abstentions, to express "deep regret" over Trump's Jerusalem policy changes, which also include plans to move the United States embassy to that city. The Trump administration and conservatives have always been eyeing how to reduce United Nations spending. The United States is the largest contributor to the United Nations , paying 22% of the... [Full Article...]

Woman killed, husband injured by two dogs in southern Kentucky

Woman killed, husband injured by two dogs in southern Kentucky Deputies gave the following timeline of the events of the attack as they unfolded: Early Christmas Eve morning, the husband woke up looking for his wife who he said normally woke up before him. The other dog escaped, and the Bell County Sheriff's Department is now searching for it. Investigators with the sheriff's office are warning residents no to engage with the risky animal if they come acros... [Full Article...]

In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror

In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror She returned for the traditional service after having missed it a year ago due to a lingering cold. The Queen will use her Christmas message to pay a rare public tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, praising his "unique sense of humour" in the year of their 70th anniversary. [Full Article...]

NYC sees snowy, wet start to Christmas Day

NYC sees snowy, wet start to Christmas Day Blizzard conditions are snow (falling, blowing or drifting), visibility below a quarter of a mile, and winds over 35 miles per hour. Wind is also a factor in NYC, where a high wind warning is scheduled to be in effect from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. [Full Article...]

Papa John's founder John Schnatter steps down as company's CEO

Papa John's founder John Schnatter steps down as company's CEO Papa John's CEO John Schnatter started the nation's third largest pizza chain in 1984 and will remain chairman of the board. Steve Ritchie , 43, has been promoted to the CEO of the company. The website posted a picture of a Papa John's pizza with a swastika fashioned from pepperoni. Ritchie has been with Papa John's since 2006. "That definitely was not our intention", the company said on... [Full Article...]

Boy, 16, 'driving' bus that plunged into Indian river, killing dozens

Boy, 16, 'driving' bus that plunged into Indian river, killing dozens In a tweet, Modi said: "Anguished by the bus accident in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district". Most of the people died due to drowning including the bus driver, he added. "What caused the accident is matter of investigation". Sawai Madhopur accident: Rescue operations are underway at the accident site. He also appealed to the state government to provide all possible help to the injured. [Full Article...]

North Korea says new sanctions imposed by United Nations are 'declaration of war'

North Korea says new sanctions imposed by United Nations are 'declaration of war' The latest US-drafted sanctions passed by the United Nations this week included measures to cut North Korea's petrol imports by 90 percent. North Korea on Sunday rejected the latest United Nations sanctions resolution on its intercontinental ballistic missile launch, threatening to further strengthen its "self-defensive" nuclear deterrence. [Full Article...]

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets…

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets… A spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen , Adnan Hezam, also warned against the adverse consequences of the cholera outbreak on the operations of public sector services in Yemen . In the eight months or so that cholera first began spreading in Yemen , the waterborne disease has put a awful toll on the war-torn country's population - a whopping one millio... [Full Article...]

Jairam Thakur is the new Himachal Pradesh chief minister

Jairam Thakur is the new Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the party's CM candidate, was defeated by the Congress's Rajinder Rana in the Sujanpur constituency. With Mr. Dhumal opting out of the race, Mr. A senior BJP leader told IANS: Thakur has suitable credentials for the top post as he has been a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad, the student wing affiliated to the BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sang... [Full Article...]


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