Wednesday December 13-th, 2017

Sanders: Thousands will die if House bill becomes law

A red-state Republican governor struck a cautious tone the day after House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying the bill's Medicaid funding structure need to be improved in the Senate's version of the bill. "This is a...

Justice delayed, not denied: T P Senkumar back as Kerala police chief Justice delayed, not denied: T P Senkumar back as Kerala police chief

Earlier on Wednesday, the Kerala government had moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its earlier order reinstating senior IPS officer T P Senkumar as the state police chief, saying he was only entitled to be appointed as DGP. Senkumar, w...

Iowa Supreme Court blocks new abortion restriction Iowa Supreme Court blocks new abortion restriction

Friday. According to the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks abortion and reproductive rights policies across the USA, a total of 17 states have a 20-week abortion ban, and 27 states require women to wait between getting counseling and obtaining the...

ISRO launches South Asian Satellite, Modi's gift to India's neighbours ISRO launches South Asian Satellite, Modi's gift to India's neighbours

This is being dubbed as the "South Asia Satellite", as it has been developed by ISRO for the SAARC region. In a televised teleconference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after the launch, leaders of the six benefiting nations hailed the g...

Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds

The Tabqa Dam is located 25 miles west of Raqqa, and supplies electric power to a wide area of Syria, according to the U.S. The area has been under ISIS control since 2013. Both Syrian YPG and Iraqi Peshmerga Kurdish militias condemned the attack. ...

What to know as Texas nears passing 'sanctuary city' law

The GOP-led Senate passed the bill Wednesday despite objections from Democrats, who call the bill a "show-me-your-papers" measure that will be used to discriminate against Latinos. The bill also allows police officers to ask about a person's im...

Turkey Hits US-Backed Kurdish Fighters in Iraq's Sinjar, Northeast Syria

Syrian activists said the attack in Syria killed at least 18 members of the Syrian Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, a USA ally against IS. The peshmerga ministry described the attack as "painful and unacceptable " but blamed...

French campaign revs up with rival rallies, May Day marches

Macron is seeking to remind voters of the dark past of rival Marine Le Pen's National Front party, which she has tried to detoxify. Polls show Macron leading with the support of roughly 60 percent of voters compared with about 40 percent for Le...

Court rejects German woman's demand for hotel to ID lover Court rejects German woman's demand for hotel to ID lover

Moreover, at the time of her stay, there were four male guests staying at the hotel with the first name Michael. She launched legal action a year ago against the hotel to try and force it to hand over her lover's personal details, as she believes h...

O'Neill not interested in Norwich O'Neill not interested in Norwich

Michael O'Neill says that the Norwich City job is "probably not what I would be looking for", committing himself to seeing through his latest job with Northern Ireland . Radio Norfolk are reporting that Michael O'Neill has held informal talks about ...

Election Commission cancels Anantnag bypoll Election Commission cancels Anantnag bypoll

Highly-placed commission sources said the EC had asked the Union home ministry to provide around 740 companies of paramilitary personnel to be deployed for the bypoll . However, the home ministry had said it could only give around 300. The governm...

3 killed on Pak-Afghan border as troops clash

It was not known immediately why the firing started. Pakistani and Afghan officials accused each other of killing civilians Friday after gunfire erupted near a major border crossing where Pakistani census officials were carrying out a count.

India's Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system India's Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system

There has not been a single leak from the UIDAI . Aadhaar would be rendered more wholesome by swift enactment of a rigorous law to protect privacy . Although the court's verdict would be confined to validity of Income Tax Act, the judgment would ...

Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after 20 years Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after 20 years

Tolo reports that Hekmatyar's convoy, complete with luxury SUVs loaded with heavily armed men, drove nearly 200 kilometers from Nangarhar Province to Kabul on Thursday. The Hezb-i-Islami #Afghanistan (HIA) supreme leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, would ...

Ukip 'isn't finished' despite local elections losses

Mrs May had targeted Bridgend with a campaign visit in an effort to boost the Tory presence in Wales. Experts last week released forecasts which predicted Mr Corbyn's Labour is heading for a "kicking" at local polls in Wales and "heading for disast...

What we learned from WWE Payback 2017 What we learned from WWE Payback 2017

United States Championship - Kevin Owens def. Chris Jericho (c) via pinfall to win the title: Owens escaped the Walls of Jericho twice and took over after nailing a DDT on the floor well outside the ring. Chris Jericho has been known to pay hom...

Trump campaign says CNN refuses to run ad touting success Trump campaign says CNN refuses to run ad touting success

Trump has repeatedly lambasted the mainstream media even as he provides extensive and in-depth interview opportunities to many of those same outlets. Trump's re-election campaign organization is spending $1.5 million to put the ad on the air.

North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. North Korea says it's already halfway there. Seou...

Trump to spend Day 100 in office talking tough on trade Trump to spend Day 100 in office talking tough on trade

While the media widely reported the President's remarks, Mr Minhaj said, "No one wanted to do this, so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant". "We're sending them back home where they belong", Trump said before ripping into the Democrats fo...

Rights group: Syria used suspected nerve agents in 4 attacks Rights group: Syria used suspected nerve agents in 4 attacks

Roth said Human Rights Watch found that the remnants of a bomb at the site of the April 4 attack "appear consistent with the characteristics with a Soviet-made air-dropped chemical bomb specifically created to deliver sarin". The OPCW, meanwhile, mai...

Trump 'ready to resolve North Korea issue one way or another' Trump 'ready to resolve North Korea issue one way or another'

The United States was not pushing for regime change and preferred a negotiated solution, but Pyongyang, for its own sake, should dismantle its nuclear and missile programs, he said. "The more we bide our time, the sooner we will run out of it". Stepp...

Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea

Speculation has ensued that the US was somehow hacking North Korea's weapons systems-a suggestion Trump refused to confirm or deny in the interview. The president also emphasized China's role in putting pressure on North Korea and said he has e...

Chippewa Valley hosts 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive Chippewa Valley hosts 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive

The bags were generously sponsored in-part by Orendain & Dominguez Attorneys at Law. "The annual National Association of Letter Carriers food drive is at tremendous blessing to the food pantry at Urban Ministries, as it allows us to provide nutriti...

Govt admits Aadhaar data leak, critics cite 'civil liberties' Govt admits Aadhaar data leak, critics cite 'civil liberties'

Government counsel Arghya Sengupta made this admission before a bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan when the court brought to his notice newspaper reports about leakage of Aadhaar data. "The government can not say that Aadhaar is mandato...

Proposed Federal Budget Includes $61 Million Reimbursement For Trump Security Costs

More than half a million people have signed a petition demanding the first lady move into the White House or foot the expense of living in NY herself. During the presidential transition, speculation swirled that Trump, a famed homebody and creature...

B.C. Voters Stand With Frustrated Woman Who Told Off Christy Clark B.C. Voters Stand With Frustrated Woman Who Told Off Christy Clark

The international president of the United Steelworkers Union says claims by British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark that he supports U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood are lies. "Ultimately wouldn't it be great if Canadians were mining only cl...

Trump calls for a 'good shutdown' to deal with U.S. 'mess'

The two officials said Trump and Kelly had planned to address Democratic claims head on at the signing of the omnibus bill - particularly with regard to the border wall - but some of Trump's senior advisers outside the communications shop pushed for ...

TV Channel CEO Arrested in Absentia by Tehran Killed in Istanbul TV Channel CEO Arrested in Absentia by Tehran Killed in Istanbul

GEM-TV was now expanding adding several new channels and recruiting Iranian artists and staff from inside and overseas. Last year, Karimian was tried in absentia by a revolutionary court in Tehran and sentenced to six years in prison on charges...

D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

The clip shows White House Press Secretary Sean Spencer hanging by a noose with a paper on his chest that read "I quit". Not far away, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner are choking each other, and all the while Trump is in his bedroom, in his...

Italy's Matteo Renzi wins in Democratic Party primary Italy's Matteo Renzi wins in Democratic Party primary

Renzi's win was announced by him and his two rivals-Justice Minister Andrea Orlando and Michele Emiliano-well ahead of the end of counting. "I wanted to give everything up, but thanks to the affection of party activists I have been able to start ag...

Trump Seeks To Reinvigorate His Base With A Speech At The NRA

In this way, the USA president criticized the past Barrack Obama's administration (2009-2017), who triggered bashful proposals to put a stop to the free gun acquisition, possession and use in the United States . Opponents say the move would effectiv...

Trump schedules another phone call with Russia's Putin Trump schedules another phone call with Russia's Putin

The Kremlin said Trump and Putin agreed to bolster diplomatic efforts to resolve the Syrian civil war, which has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions more displaced. Russian Federation has vetoed eight resolutions on Syria to shield Assad's g...

DOJ Will Not Charge Officers in Alton Sterling Shooting

Two cellphone videos of Sterling's deadly struggle with two white officers, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, quickly spread on social media after the shooting. If confirmed, the decision in the Sterling case will mark the first such announcement mad...

UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected

Mr Blair said he would be voting Labour at the General Election but refused to say that "hand on heart" Jeremy Corbyn was the best person to lead the country. "A divided Labour Party, propped up by a Liberal Democrat/SNP coalition of chaos, can't eve...

Iranian media tycoon shot dead in Istanbul Iranian media tycoon shot dead in Istanbul

Saeed Karimian , the owner of the entertainment and production company Gem TV , and his business partner, identified only by the initials M.M., were traveling in a luxury auto in the upscale Maslak area on the European side of Istanbul when a jeep...

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