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World News More Arab states welcome United Nations report, USA position on Iran's hostile acts
Author: 0 More Arab states welcome United Nations report, USA position on Iran's hostile acts

Nikki Haley says the missile parts point to Iran's violation of an worldwide arms agreement. Haley and other officials said there were two reasons the U.S. In an earlier tweet on Thursday, the chief diplomat also compared Haley's allegations against Iran to those of former USA secretary of state Colin Powell who alleged in 2003 that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction in order to make a case for attacking the country.

World News Winter weather advisory issued for NYC
Author: 0 Winter weather advisory issued for NYC

There will be about 1 to 3 inches of snow in western Nassau County and 2 to 3 inches in eastern Suffolk, likely east of the William Floyd Parkway, News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of snow in the evening. Chance of snow 20 percent. South wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Total snow accumulations of one to two inches are expected.

World News Indian opposition leader Sonia Gandhi announces retirement
Author: 0 Indian opposition leader Sonia Gandhi announces retirement

Yesterday, Sonia Gandhi said her role now was to retire . Under her 19-year leadership, the Congress had won consecutive Lok Sabha elections in 2004 and 2009. "It is significant that this would be the first organisational programme being addressed by Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi , and reflects his emphasis on going forward with meaningful advocacy of gender sensitive policy making", she said.

Author: 0 The Internet Can't Get Over Robin Roberts Trolling Omarosa With 'Bye, Felicia'

According to reports from CBS, Omarosa allegedly set off alarms at the White House in an attempt to enter the residence after Chief of Staff John Kelly informed her of her dismissal. Asked how many senior staffers in the White House are African-American now that reality television star has departed, Sanders said: "We have a really diverse team across the board at the White House, we always want to continue to grow the diversity here".

World News Facebook updates ad policy to prioritise video
Author: 0 Facebook updates ad policy to prioritise video

The update is relatively small (and most users probably won't even notice), but it's yet another way for Facebook to push video content - and also use its unknown troves of user data to keep people on the platform. Facebook has incentivized users over the past year to post more live videos, longer form videos and videos generally. Facebook moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube.

World News Democrats ask for extension of ACA open enrollment
Author: 0 Democrats ask for extension of ACA open enrollment

Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for " Obamacare " sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. Navigators are available to help consumers pick the right plan. "Given the unstable nature of the current individual market, we would not be surprised if our 2018 enrollment numbers end-up slightly less than past year", he said.

World News LaVar Ball not staying silent after meeting with Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka
Author: 0 LaVar Ball not staying silent after meeting with Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka

He goes out, every time someone asks him a question, he says, 'This isn't about me, man. I just want to win.'"Listen, man, this guy is 20-something games into his pro career". He entered as the Lakers' leading scorer and averaged 19.2 points in the previous 11 games, scoring in double digits in all of them. While the rookies may have been the show, it was 22-year-old Kristaps Porzingis who had 37 points and 11 rebounds, putting together a stat line that ESPN's Ian Begley noted had never ...

World News Somali journalist killed in front of his children
Author: 0 Somali journalist killed in front of his children

Somali men cover the body of a victim of the suicide bomb attack, before burial, following a suicide bomb attack on a police academy in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Dec. The Shabaab has been fighting to overthrow successive internationally-backed governments in Mogadishu since 2007 and frequently deploys auto and truck bombs against military, government and civilian targets.

World News Wreaths Across America events honor vets at local cemeteries
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Along with delivering and hanging wreaths in the cemetery, volunteers witness a ceremony honoring each branch of the United States armed forces, including the Navy, the Army and more. "So at 1,200 locations across the country, this ceremony is occurring at the same time". The wreath placing will begin immediately following the noon ceremony.

World News Britain First leader Paul Golding arrested in Belfast
Author: 0 Britain First leader Paul Golding arrested in Belfast

Britain First leader Paul Golding was arrested and handcuffed in Belfast on Thursday, while accompanying deputy leader Jayda Fransen to court, where she was due to appear over hate speech charges. Fransen's lawyer said: " The idea that she be prevented from speaking, in my respectful submission, is completely disproportionate ". Golding said earlier of his deputy's arrest in London: "A large group of plain-clothes police detectives from Belfast of all places jumped out of nowhere and ...

Author: 0 At Least 6700 Myanmar Rohingya Killed In Single Month, Aid Group Says

News reports indicate that they will be charged with allegedly possessing internal security reports related to the ongoing fighting in Rakhine State between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. "I was able to come out, I don't know how". He has covered the impact of the August 25 attacks on police and army posts in the northern Rakhine, and reported from the central part of the state where local Buddhists have been enforcing segregation between Rohingya and ...

World News First night of Hanukkah illuminates deeper meaning
Author: 0 First night of Hanukkah illuminates deeper meaning

Local Jewish militias repelled the attack, and reinstalled the teir temple. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem that had been defiled after the Maccabean Revolt. They don't wager their sweets. Some like it sweet while others like it savoury. "He has a dreidel he plays with at home ", Bringman said. For example in one Yiddish version of the game, נ (Nun) stands for nisht "nothing" and is the draw role; nothing happens.

World News U.S. to announce NK sanctions after legal process: White House
Author: 0 U.S. to announce NK sanctions after legal process: White House

The White House Press Secretary was asked to cite a specific story that she says is intentionally false, that was intentionally put out there to mislead the American people. "They do!" exclaimed someone else in the room. Critics of the administration have fumed at what they view as an effort to discredit the press by casting stories the president doesn't like as "fake news".

World News Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House
Author: 0 Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

US President Donald Trump is sending astronauts back to the Moon. Pence, during the first meeting of the National Space Council in October, said the Trump administration "will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond".

World News Nasser Al-Khelaifi: 'Real Madrid tie will be magic'
Author: 0 Nasser Al-Khelaifi: 'Real Madrid tie will be magic'

Shakhtar Donetsk will face AS Roma, while defending champions, Real Madrid booked a titillating face-off with Neymar's Paris Saint Germain . "I don't know because in January you have to wait the right time to adapt new players in our idea of football".

World News Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Jerusalem
Author: 0 Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Jerusalem

Israel has long claimed all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital, while the Palestinians see the annexed eastern sector of the city as the capital of their future state. "The US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is invalid and constitutes a unsafe breach of worldwide law and UN Security Council resolutions", reads the document, adopted as a result of an emergency ministerial meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

World News Palestine's Abbas will not meet with US VP
Author: 0 Palestine's Abbas will not meet with US VP

Amid indications that Mr Abbas may withdraw from a planned meeting later this month, a White House aide said Mr Pence "still plans to meet with Abbas as scheduled" and "believes it would be counterproductive for him to pull out of the meeting".

World News Weather delay: First snow arrives … several hours late
Author: 0 Weather delay: First snow arrives … several hours late

Snowstorm Benji is making its way from the South to the Northeast, after blanketing Florida, Texas and Alabama with record snowfall , leaving 250,000 without power, according to the Weather Channel . on December 9 until 3 p.m. December 10. At Philadelphia International Airport, the weather was resulting in delays averaging close to an hour for incoming flights.

World News Indian state of Gujarat votes in crucial local elections
Author: 0 Indian state of Gujarat votes in crucial local elections

An overview of previous assembly elections of Gujarat is shown in Graphical representation which shows the number of seats won by each party and percentage of votes polled. Chief Electoral Officer for Gujarat B B Swain said that though voting would end at 5 pm, those standing in queue outside polling booths before the process ends, would be given a chance to cast their votes.

Author: 0 ICE Takes Down 27 Illegal Immigrants In Michigan During Day-Long Operation

Deportations overall were down during the 2017 fiscal year, most of which was under Trump's presidency, from the previous year, in part because fewer people were caught illegally crossing the U.S. Breaking with practices in recent years, ICE did not classify the people deported by the severity of their criminal histories, noting only whether the deportee had a criminal conviction.

World News Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test
Author: 0 Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test

The carrier said its planes now don't enter "the vicinity of the missile trajectory", because it changed the route to avoid the northern part of the Sea of Japan, which sits between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. "There are no current routes that fly through a risky zone", said an Asiana Airlines official. North Korea, which is a member nation of the International Civil Aviation Organization, is required to provide advance notice of any activity that may pose a threat to the safety of ...

Author: 0 The USS Callister Trailer for Black Mirror Season 4

Callister", and the show's first-ever black-and-white episode, " Metalhead ". As Charlie Brooker's hit series returns to Netflix December 29, we are watching this trailer on REPEAT as we prepare for the next season. While it's hard to live up to the lofty standards of "San Junipero", we can say there is an episode this season that come close to reaching its heartfelt message.

World News Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security
Author: 0 Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security

Washington (dpa) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary in a 62-37 vote. "Fortunately, when Ms. Nielsen served under Secretary Kelly, she witnessed firsthand how quickly and dramatically morale can be improved within DHS by providing its workforce the authority and support they need to perform the tasks they were hired to do", Johnson said.

World News John Travolta: 'My John Gotti film wasn't pulled from release'
Author: 0 John Travolta: 'My John Gotti film wasn't pulled from release'

Lionsgate did not specify a reason for the sale, Vulture reports, while Deadline report that the sale was due to conflict in the distribution plans for the film. No word yet on why Lionsgate made a decision to drop the movie, but stay tuned... Travolta said Gotti is worth a more significant release and so he sought out Edward Walson to buy out Lionsgate for the rights to distribute and promote the film.

World News Franken resigns from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims
Author: 0 Franken resigns from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

Franken's departure is a headache for Democrats, exposing another seat in a midterm election that already had them defending two dozen incumbents. Franken said that in responding to women's reports of his behavior, he "wanted to be respectful" of the broader conversation around harassment and men's abuses of power.

World News Scotland braced for a big freeze after Storm Caroline's 93mph gusts
Author: 0 Scotland braced for a big freeze after Storm Caroline's 93mph gusts

Today will be the last day of mild conditions before a cold snap forecast to last until Christmas grips the UK. The weather warning was issued shortly after 2pm on Tuesday. Across the United Kingdom, conditions will start to turn wet and blustery overnight, especially across the North and North West, with strong winds expected early on Thursday.

World News W/Cup Last Opportunity For Current Argentina Team - Messi
Author: 0 W/Cup Last Opportunity For Current Argentina Team - Messi

In an interview with TyC Sports , "La Pulga" said that African teams can be very risky if they have "their day". The Argentine felt that bitterness has led to a certain kind of burden that is not easy to deal with and said: "If Argentina don't do well in this World Cup, we will all have to disappear from the national team".

World News White House denies Trump bank records subpoenaed
Author: 0 White House denies Trump bank records subpoenaed

The special counsel is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians connected with the Kremlin in the lead-up to the 2016 election. That figure includes a $170-million loan Trump took out to finish a hotel in Washington . President Trump was told by a high-ranked White House lawyer that then-national security adviser " Michael Flynn had misled the Federal Bureau of Investigation and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired", according to a story reported ...

World News Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday
Author: 0 Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday

The vast majority of Democrats joined with Republicans in voting to table it. "Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans' cruel barrage of attacks on the middle class", Pelosi and Hoyer said in a joint statement.

World News Yemen war: Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh 'killed'
Author: 0 Yemen war: Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh 'killed'

The collapse of the alliance between Saleh and the rebels saw at least 100 people reported dead in fighting, accusations of betrayal and the former leader reaching out to the Saudi- led coalition. The Huthi-controlled interior ministry in Sanaa announced Saleh's death on the rebels' Al-Masirah television station. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the press.

World News Venezuela Plans a Cryptocurrency, Maduro Says
Author: 0 Venezuela Plans a Cryptocurrency, Maduro Says

The announcement shows how sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration this year hurt the country's ability to move money through the worldwide banking system. There is very little chance that Maduro's announcement will bring any sort of relief in the short run as several million Venezuelans are now struggling with poverty and can not even afford to eat three meals in a day.

World News Ali Abdullah Saleh, former President of Yemen - obituary
Author: 0 Ali Abdullah Saleh, former President of Yemen - obituary

Al-Houthi has called for a major march in Sanaa on Tuesday for what he said was a "God sent" incident after the death of Saleh. Iranian, Russian and Arab media said Saleh may have been at the permanent headquarter of the General People's Congress in Sana'a where he has been killed.

World News Key findings of the IOC Schmid report on doping in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Key findings of the IOC Schmid report on doping in Russian Federation

The IOC also confirmed that these "neutral athletes" will not get to wear any Russian uniform - or hear their country's national anthem - if they win a gold medal. The president of the Russian skating union has described the decision of offensive and insulting. The U.S. Olympic Committee supported the IOC's decision.

World News Starbucks opens its largest location in China
Author: 0 Starbucks opens its largest location in China

As executive chairman Howard Schultz notes, Starbucks' success in China presents an unparalleled opportunity for the global consumer brand. Partnering with Alibaba's e-commerce sites Taobao and Tmall, Starbucks' Shanghai Roastery uses a digital menu with visualizations of the coffee-brewing process, and company stories in a mobile app that offers customers a video-game-like experience as they walk around the store with smartphones.

World News UP civic polls: Why BJP is mum on nagar panchayat results?
Author: 0 UP civic polls: Why BJP is mum on nagar panchayat results?

In a tweet, Yadav has also pressed for ballot papers for the 2019 parliament elections. It is preparing a case to go before the Election Commission as well as approach the Supreme Court to reiterate its demand to count paper slips of VVPAT (verifiable paper audit trail) machines to be attached to all EVMs in Gujarat to let people be assured of no hanky-panky in alleged tampering of EVMs.

World News 'Time Magazine' Releases 2017 Person of the Year Shortlist
Author: 0 'Time Magazine' Releases 2017 Person of the Year Shortlist

Trump, who was named Person of the Year in 2016 , was nominated again after a tumultuous first year in office. Time also named the Dreamers - young adults whose legal status in the United States was put in limbo this year. Colin Kaepernick: The former NFL quarterback started a national protest past year by sitting during the national anthem ahead of a football game.

World News Militants attack army convoy in south Kashmir, one soldier injured
Author: 0 Militants attack army convoy in south Kashmir, one soldier injured

Earlier massive clashes erupted near the gunfight site during which forces used force to disperse the protesters who were trying to disturb the operation against the militants. "The injured was rushed to a hospital", they said. "The security personnel encircled a house, where the militants had taken refuge". Locals said that they heard massive blasts during evening hours and it seemed the building in which terrorists are present have been razed to ground.

World News China launches of Chabahar port, hopes for regional peace, stability
Author: 0 China launches of Chabahar port, hopes for regional peace, stability

The inauguration of the port project comes some 15 years after India and Iran first formally agreed to develop the Chabahar port in January 2003, during the visit by then Iranian president Mohammed Khatami to New Delhi . "The project is specifically important, as it connects the trade corridors passing through Iran to the ocean", he said. Islamabad, however, sees in this an attempt by India to use Afghanistan to destabilise Pakistan.

World News North Korea: US 'begging' for war with 'largest ever' joint aerial drill
Author: 0 North Korea: US 'begging' for war with 'largest ever' joint aerial drill

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he still had confidence in diplomatic efforts on North Korea and that the United States would be "unrelenting" in working through the United Nations. "This administration is focused on one big thing when it comes to North Korea, and that's denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a regular White House briefing.

World News Chinese envoy 'seems to have had no impact' on 'Little Rocket Man'
Author: 0 Chinese envoy 'seems to have had no impact' on 'Little Rocket Man'

Russian Federation is making preparations in case the diplomatic crisis around North Korea's nuclear testing escalates into a fully fledged armed conflict, the head of Moscow's Security Council said on Friday. China must show leadership and follow through. The Chinese may have some influence over a neighbour and major trading partner, but not to the extent of reining in its warring ambitions.

World News Korea tensions rise ahead of US-South Korea joint military drill
Author: 0 Korea tensions rise ahead of US-South Korea joint military drill

On Wednesday, 29 November, the North fired the long-range missile which flew about 950kms and touched an altitude of 4,475kms during the almost hour-long flight before hitting the sea waters off the Japan coast. The first stage was significantly larger than that on other missiles. However, McMaster claimed it isn't only his successes that should cause concern to the US, but his failures as well.

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