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Armed robbers loot jewellery worth millions in Paris

Armed robbers loot jewellery worth millions in Paris French media estimated the stolen merchandise goods as worth at least 4.5 million euros ($5.4 million.) Police could not confirm the sum or reports that the thieves were armed with hatchets. But when police arrested two suspects at scene, "it soon became clear that it was a robbery", the source added. It is known as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world with 159 rooms and re-opened in 20... [Full Article...]

Vermont moving towards legalizing marijuana possesion for adults

Vermont moving towards legalizing marijuana possesion for adults In spring 2016, Vermont's Legislature passed a similar bill , but Scott vetoed it because the Republican thought it didn't do enough to protect children from marijuana and ensure highway safety. Only 39% are opposed. In Vermont, the issue of legal marijuana has been debated for several years, with most polls showing widespread support from voters. [Full Article...]

Missing Penn student's body found in California park; murder probe launched

Missing Penn student's body found in California park; murder probe launched An autopsy was set to be performed Wednesday. Witnesses told authorities that Bernstein met a friend and the two drove to the park, where he got out of the vehicle and went into the park. The friend left and returned to the park hours later at 4 a.m.to search for him. When Bernstein didn't return, his friend began sending him text messages but did not hear back, and the location device on his ph... [Full Article...]

Parineeti Chopra joins the cast of Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari

Parineeti Chopra joins the cast of Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari On 5th Jan Akshay shared the first look form the film. "So excited to be a part of this legendary journey!" Beginning my 2018 with #KESARI , my most ambitious film and a lot of passion. Considering the fact that this is the first time that she is attempting something like this, it will indeed be interesting to see her make an impact. [Full Article...]

J&K opposition to boycott CM's speech on governor's address

J&K opposition to boycott CM's speech on governor's address Without naming the PDP, the former CM said, "I was told that I had a role to play in creating Burhan Wani". Praising Vajpayee for not succumbing to the provocations and initiating steps including boarding a bus to Lahore, she said it was during his period that ceasefire came into effect along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir, cross-border routes were opened for trade and travel and Hizbul Muja... [Full Article...]

Valley celebrates pellet victim success in boards

Valley celebrates pellet victim success in boards Mushtaq Ahmad, father of Insha, said his family was happy that Insha had cleared her exams. She was 14 when she was standing by a window in her house, watching the demonstrators outside a year-and-half ago after multiple pellets fired at her during a clash between stone-pelters and security forces in Shopian following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in the Valley. [Full Article...]

Syria Confirms Major Israeli Attack on Damascus

Syria Confirms Major Israeli Attack on Damascus Israel carries out several attacks on Syrian military positions: Israel carried out several attacks on Syrian military positions before daybreak on Tuesday, the Syrian army said in a statement. It is now controlled by a loose coalition... The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the gain "opens the road" for government troops to march on the rebel-held Abu Zuhour air base about 12 miles to... [Full Article...]

California US Rep. Darrell Issa to retire

California US Rep. Darrell Issa to retire More Republican incumbents have already said they will retire this year (18) than the number of Democrats who did so ahead of the 2010 midterm elections (11), which swept Republicans into power, according to a former Democratic campaign official. [Full Article...]

'Sneaky' Feinstein Needs to Be Primaried

'Sneaky' Feinstein Needs to Be Primaried Trump or his campaign. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) to face a tough primary challenge in 2018. And speaking of Russian collusion, Trump also tweeted his anger "the single greatest witch hunt in American history" and demanded that Republicans "take control" of the Russia investigations. [Full Article...]

Chart: Marijuana stocks stumble, then rebound after Sessions announcement

Chart: Marijuana stocks stumble, then rebound after Sessions announcement The order further rolls back previous ruling that was also linked to the cannabis laws and its enforcement, while also instructing the U.S. Attorneys to "follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutions". That said, in a recent article, the Post wrote a major federal crackdown on legal weed is unlikely, citing the lack of DEA resources the government would need to ro... [Full Article...]

Authorities respond to fire on Trump Tower roof

Authorities respond to fire on Trump Tower roof NPR said two injuries were reported - a firefighter received a minor injury, and a civilian is "suffering from a serious, life-threatening injury". News reported that the fire appeared to be caused by an electrical issue. Trump was at the White House when the fire broke out . More than 126 firefighters responded to the scene. [Full Article...]

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Supreme Court directs re-investigation of 186 cases

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Supreme Court directs re-investigation of 186 cases Anti-Sikh riots, which broke out after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi , had claimed more than 2,000 lives in Delhi alone. The government had earlier filed a status report on the probe conducted by the SIT in the cases. It was headed by Pramod Asthana, an IPS officer of 1986 batch and comprised retired district and sessions judge Rakesh Kapoor and additional deputy co... [Full Article...]

Powerful Earthquake in Caribbean Prompts Tsunami Warnings

Powerful Earthquake in Caribbean Prompts Tsunami Warnings Authorities from Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and the Virgin Islands activated tsunami warnings . The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami advisory was in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Despite the strength of the natural disaster and several aftershocks, no major damage was reported from the event. Reports were also received from people who say they felt t... [Full Article...]

Corbyn: May's reshuffle is a 'pointless and lacklustre PR exercise'

Corbyn: May's reshuffle is a 'pointless and lacklustre PR exercise' He said this case was far from an "isolated", adding: "Does the Prime Minister really believe the NHS is better prepared than ever for the crisis it's now going through?" "Of course we want to ensure that those operations can be reinstated as soon as possible, but it's about making sure that those who most urgently need care are able to get that treatment when they need it". [Full Article...]

Gayle King downplays chance of Winfrey running for president

Gayle King downplays chance of Winfrey running for president Just imagine the relief you'll feel if Oprah stood at the podium and said a meaningful piece like her Golden Globes speech . Yet somehow, within a year of Trump's inauguration, a not-insignificant segment of Democratic voters (or at least tweeters) have swung from fetishizing "qualifications" to adopting the Republican line on celebrity candidates whole cloth. [Full Article...]

Warming temperatures through the week, with a rain chance on the way

Warming temperatures through the week, with a rain chance on the way Any remaining snow on the ground should be gone by Friday afternoon, as rain chances will be us. Hopefully you had a chance to soak that sunshine up, because as soon as it arrived, the clouds have returned, along with some rain. The exact track of that low pressure needs to be watched, as it's not entirely out of the question for the rain to end as snow across parts of our area on Saturday , es... [Full Article...]

Warm today, rain tonight, possible snow tomorrow

As high pressure slides off the coast, we will have a brisk south wind. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 23 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 32 miles per hour. The cold front that is expected to produce the wintry mix will bring rain and a possible thunderstorm ahead of it. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches. [Full Article...]

Met Eireann warning that fog is to linger into tomorrow

Met Eireann warning that fog is to linger into tomorrow The alert is in place from 4 o'clock this afternoon and remains in place until 4 o'clock tomorrow morning. The early forecast for the weekend isn't much better, with plenty of spells of heavy rain forecast, while "a showery regime" is set to take hold for the early days of next week. [Full Article...]

The Morning Brew: OU gymnast says "me too"

The Morning Brew: OU gymnast says Olympians Jamie Dantzscher, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas also have alleged abuse by Nassar . Maggie eventually helped take her team to the top at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships and placed second in the all-around, after fellow USA gymnast Gabby Douglas , at the AT&T American Cup in early 2016. [Full Article...]

Syrian army claims Israel struck targets near Damascus in overnight raids

Syrian army claims Israel struck targets near Damascus in overnight raids Late on Sunday, the Observatory and Syrian state television also reported that the Syrian army had broken the siege of a military base outside Damascus. Syrian government forces and their allies have been on the offensive since late October in Hama and Idlib provinces, capturing almost 100 villages from insurgent groups, including the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee. [Full Article...]


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