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Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable in Shimla, gets it back

Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable in Shimla, gets it back As per reports, Rahul will review the performance of the party workers and seek the probable reasons of the debacle. The MLA was allegedly infuriated after she was denied by police officials to enter a review meeting chaired by Congress President Rahul Gandhi . [Full Article...]

South Korean navy begins 2-day exercise for defense of disputed islets

South Korean navy begins 2-day exercise for defense of disputed islets The exercise started one day after a South Korean government panel concluded that the agreement with Japan that settled a wartime sex slavery dispute two years ago was defective. "If the South Korean government ... tried to revise the agreement that is already being implemented, that would make Japan's ties with South Korea unmanageable and it would be unacceptable". [Full Article...]

Franken bids farewell to supporters

Franken bids farewell to supporters The numbers hew closely to Franken's approval ratings: 53 percent approved of Franken's work as senator; 42 percent did not approve. Franken had apologized for sexual misconduct and threw himself at the mercy of the Ethics Committee, but opted to quit as calls for his head grew in his own party. [Full Article...]

Russian police seize ex-factory owner who fled after shooting

Russian police seize ex-factory owner who fled after shooting One report said he opened fire on three "visitors" believed to be local prosecutors. Now they have surrounded me, the special forces surrounded me. "This morning I came to work and I was stormed, they tried to take me with a gun, with other arms". [Full Article...]

SKorea: 4 NKorea Defectors Show Radiation Exposure

SKorea: 4 NKorea Defectors Show Radiation Exposure Put another way, given the number of possible health hazards the defectors experienced while living in North Korea and that government's total lack of transparency, it's hard if not outright impossible to nail down what could have made them sick. [Full Article...]

Cold holds, with periods of snow ahead

Cold holds, with periods of snow ahead Unfortunately, we won't be seeing as much sunshine as the last few days. A little improvement on the temperature front today with highs breaking into the 20s! Friday are in the lower and middle teens. The icebox feel stays. While it's early to be certain, models are indicating the chance of some frigid Arctic air arriving in Texas New Year's Eve. [Full Article...]

Computer error caused ticket issues for SC lottery 'winners' on Christmas

Computer error caused ticket issues for SC lottery 'winners' on Christmas She spent more than $25 on Holiday Cash tickets, and paid the extra dollar to play. The ticket was a victor, and she was excited. " 'And it was another victor and another victor". and 7:53 p.m. Many players who played the game believed they won up to $500 per ticket. As soon as the issue was identified, the Add-A-Play game was suspended immediately to conduct a thorough investigation. [Full Article...]

At least six dead in Bronx fire

At least six dead in Bronx fire The New York Post newspaper cited police sources as saying that two people had died in the fire and more than a dozen had been seriously hurt. The fire was brought under control around 9 p.m. No smoke or flames were visible, but windows on the third floor were smashed and blackened. The fire broke as NY experiences frigid winter conditions, with temperatures dipping into the teens. [Full Article...]

Russia Says Its Tokyo Relations Hurt by Japan's US Missile Deployment

Russia Says Its Tokyo Relations Hurt by Japan's US Missile Deployment The Wall Street Journal newspaper reported in September that this would include restricting Russian military flights over American territory in response to what it said was Moscow preventing USA observation flights over its heavily militarized Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad. [Full Article...]

OR court rules Christian bakery must pay $135G to lesbian couple

OR court rules Christian bakery must pay $135G to lesbian couple BOLI ordered the Kleins to pay the lesbian couple $135,000 in emotional damages, saying that under OR law, business owners can't discriminate based on sexual orientation. Supreme Court. Brad Avakian, the state labor commissioner, agreed and leveled heavy damages against the Kleins for the Bowman-Cryer's emotional and mental distress. [Full Article...]

Pistons point guardJackson out 6-8 weeks with ankle injury

Pistons point guardJackson out 6-8 weeks with ankle injury Jackson left in the third quarter of the Pistons' 107-83 win over the Indiana Pacers and looked to be in serious pain. Winners of five of their last six games, the Pistons will be without Jackson for the foreseeable future Thursday night when they visit the Orlando Magic , who are trying to stop their second nine-game losing streak of the season. [Full Article...]

As cold wave sweeps US, Trump derides climate change science

As cold wave sweeps US, Trump derides climate change science On the same day Mr Trump advocated more "global warming", the National Weather Service's Los Angeles branch noted two localities exceeding previous record temperatures for this part of the year. I'd be - received environmental awards. The earth is warming at an alarming rate, but President Trump still refuses to accept the science. "I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris", Tr... [Full Article...]

Gov. Cuomo proposes measures to fight student hunger

Gov. Cuomo proposes measures to fight student hunger Currently, the SALT deduction allows federal taxpayers to deduct the taxes they pay to state and local authorities from their federally taxable income. Proponents are saying the bill will also spur job growth, Cuomo said, but if lawmakers really wanted to make that happen, they would have required doing so in the bill. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwean coup leader Constantino Chiwenga sworn-in as VP

Mnangagwa in a new government notice has spelled out benefits for Mugabe and any future president who serves at least one term. Mnangagwa took over power last month after former President Robert Mugabe resigned following a revolt against his rule by the military which was backed by Zanu PF. [Full Article...]

Heavy Security Presence Planned For New Year's Eve In Times Square

Heavy Security Presence Planned For New Year's Eve In Times Square The most recent of the attacks in NY occurred 17 days ago, when police said a Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in an underground walkway in the subway station below Times Square, wounding himself and two bystanders. [Full Article...]

Disney Staff Can Enter Your Hotel Room for Any Purpose

Disney Staff Can Enter Your Hotel Room for Any Purpose The updated policy now applies to monorail-accessible resorts, including the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian. The guidelines are now in effect in the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort, Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower. [Full Article...]

Baron Davis, Actress Laura Dern Might Be 2017's Most Unlikely Couple

Baron Davis, Actress Laura Dern Might Be 2017's Most Unlikely Couple With her blonde tresses resting about her shoulders in relaxed waves, the mother-of-two was seen running her fingers before her friend's hair before they parted ways. The couple has two young kids together, a 2-year-old and a 1-year-old. Baron's wife of three years Isabella filed for divorce in June, citing irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ . [Full Article...]

$400000 lottery ticket purchased in Birdsboro

$400000 lottery ticket purchased in Birdsboro The victor of Wednesday's draw matched five of the six numbers as well as the bonus ball, netting them the biggest Lotto win of the year. 'The jackpot rolled down and they only matched five main numbers and the bonus ball to bank the biggest sum won on Lotto in 2017'. [Full Article...]

Chess champion chooses to lose a title over covering herself up

Chess champion chooses to lose a title over covering herself up She previously won the women's world blitz championship in 2014. And thank goodness for the Muzychuk sisters, Nakamura and others who are willing to make sacrifices to stand up to oppression, even at great personal cost. Yet, it expects women to not step out of their house without a male guardian, obtain a passport without the permission of one, and not travel without him. [Full Article...]

Injuries warning as icy patches develop across north of Scotland

However, Galway is not on the list of affected counties for the snow and ice alert. The extended weather warning applies to nearly all counties in Ireland, and snow accumulations of less than 2cm are expected on Thursday night 28 December and remains in effect until Friday 29 December at 9am. [Full Article...]


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