Sunday December 17-th, 2017

Stefanidi leaps to pole vault gold Stefanidi leaps to pole vault gold

A 26-year-old pole vaulter, Stefanidi has a personal best of 4.86 meters in the outdoor track and field, which she achieved in June of 2016 in Athens, as well as 4.90 meters in the indoor track and field. I can't imagine what it would be like to be i...

Man returned to North Carolina to face slaying charges Man returned to North Carolina to face slaying charges

Greenville police detectives traveled to Richmond, conducted an interview with Toone after he was arrested and believe he acted alone. The victims were found dead Tuesday night inside their Greenville home after Toone's out-of-state relatives calle...

Philippines frees top communist leaders to join peace talks Philippines frees top communist leaders to join peace talks

The militants said that a peace agreement hinges on Manila releasing 550 current political prisoners . President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte declared a new unilateral truce with the New People's Army (NPA), the armed wing of the country's C...

Russian Federation launches second wave of airstrikes in Syria from Iran air base

Russian Federation on Wednesday dismissed a suggestion from Washington that Moscow is violating a UN Security Council resolution by using an Iranian air base for its bombing raids on Syria. "It's more complex than that", Mr Toner told a news briefi...

Democrat Evan Bayh Could Flip The Senate As He Leads Indiana Poll Democrat Evan Bayh Could Flip The Senate As He Leads Indiana Poll

Mike Pence as his running mate. A Quinnipiac University swing state poll, meanwhile, found him trailing Clinton by 10 points, 49% to 39%, in a head-to-head matchup in Colorado. Democrat Bayh up 7 points in Indiana Senate race Indiana Dem Bayh touts...

What's behind Turkey's rapprochement with Russian Federation?

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday's meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan was very important for the future of bilateral ties. Ahead of us lies painstaking work to resuscitate trade and economic cooperation. He c...

Accused Killer Of Roswell Teens To Appear In Court Accused Killer Of Roswell Teens To Appear In Court

The autopsies show both Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis, both 17 , died from gunshot wounds to the head. ATALANTA, GA -The man accused of killing two teenagers in Roswell could learn in court Friday what type of evidence prosecutors have conn...

This Viral Social Media Campaign Is the New ALS Ice Bucket Challenge This Viral Social Media Campaign Is the New ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This summer there's a new campaign called the 22 pushup challenge to raise awareness about military veterans experiencing PTSD. The movement was kicked off by Honor Courage Commitment - an organization that supports veterans through education, me...

Arthur Hiller, Love Story director, dies at 92 Arthur Hiller, Love Story director, dies at 92

Hiller, who for a time was one of Hollywood's most commercially potent directors, piloted almost '70 feature films, television movies and series episodes in a wide range of genres, from the Holocaust drama " The Man in the Glass Booth " (1975) to the...

Trump looking to institute political tests for immigrants Trump looking to institute political tests for immigrants

He's struggled to stay on message and build a consistent case against Democrat Hillary Clinton, repeatedly roiling the White House race with provocative comments that have deeply frustrated many in his own party. The candidate is also expected to cal...

Khizr Khan: Donald Trump should take a naturalisation test Khizr Khan: Donald Trump should take a naturalisation test

Khan said nothing wrong in his DNC speech, and certainly nothing that warranted Trump's offensive response-as the father of a slain Muslim solider, he shared a perspective on Muslims in the U.S. He told the Huffington Post: "We reject all violence"...

Top moments from Day 13 at Rio Olympics Top moments from Day 13 at Rio Olympics

And then it dawned on her. Hands in the air, Maroulis stood there in disbelief after the final as Yoshida curled on the mat crying unstoppably. As she looked back at her athletic pedigree, she realizes now that he figured she'd never have the n...

Sandiganbayan allows Arroyo couple to travel overseas Sandiganbayan allows Arroyo couple to travel overseas

Ms. Arroyo paid a travel bond of P300,000. Ms. Arroyo, Pampanga 2nd district congresswoman, will undergo a stem-cell procedure in Germany and will also take a vacation in France. Meanwhile, the Sandiganbayan's Fourth Division granted Mr. Arroyo's...

Amid killings, Reds pull out of Duterte's drug war Amid killings, Reds pull out of Duterte's drug war

Andanar said: "This is for the common good of the entire nation, [for us to] have a drug-free society". The government, he said, would respect the communist group's opinion on the President's handling of the antidrug operations. The head of the Sen...

US Kept $400M Until Iran Freed Prisoners

A top aide to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said the president "owes the American people a full and honest accounting of the ransom payment". "Our top priority was getting the Americans home", said a USA official. Abedini said...

Chicago police recommend 7 officers fired in Laquan McDonald case

Superintendent Johnson says he will recommend the firing of seven officers involved in the October 20, 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. It showed McDonald walking away from police as he held a knife, not lunging toward officers ...

Turkey to release 38000 prisoners jailed before coup

On July 15, at least 270 people were killed during a short-lived coup attempt the government claims was masterminded by US -based Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen and carried out by thousands of police officers and military personnel. Following the f...

Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble

Omran was reportedly treated for his head injury and was later released from hospital. The video was filmed and circulated by anti-government activist group the Aleppo Media Center , which captured the footage from inside the Syrian province be...

UN Syria envoy pauses humanitarian task force amid fighting UN Syria envoy pauses humanitarian task force amid fighting

Russian Federation has told the United Nations it would support a 48-hour ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo from early next week, but details have yet to be negotiated, a Western diplomat said on Thursday. Konashenkov on Thursday also added th...

Airstrike hits aid group's hospital in northern Yemen

In Yemen , meanwhile, authorities blamed the Saudi-led coalition for an airstrike that killed nine family members at a residence east of the capital, Sana'a. MSF says the organisation already repeatedly shared the location and Global Positioning Sys...

Pakistan welcomes UN Human Rights team to PoK Pakistan welcomes UN Human Rights team to PoK

He said Barahamdagh and a few other traitors had "become RAW agents and Indian agents" and were shedding rivers of blood in Balochistan for a few rupees, and that is why they were thanking and appreciating Modi. "We arrested [Indian spy] Kulbhushan J...

Turkish prosecutors seek 2 life sentences for Gulen

Yildirim said, "Turkish justice will bring terrorist organisations to account for our martyrs". A person dies only once when executed. Yildirim said, "Death penalty is immediate death, however, there are greater deaths for them, which is objective ...

Amnesty says its employees did not raise anti-India slogans Amnesty says its employees did not raise anti-India slogans

Police in the southern city of Bangalore filed criminal charges against the India branch of Amnesty International following complaints by a Hindu nationalist student organization whose members recorded the event. The sections deal with sedition, prom...

US Presidential Election 2016: Donald Trump wants "extreme vetting" for immigrants

The address comes during a trying stretch for Trump's presidential campaign. Some don't share this goal. "Mr. Trump's speech will explain that while we can't choose our friends, we must always recognize our enemies", Trump senior policy adviser Ste...

Tourist boat, speedboat collision in Greece leaves 3 dead Tourist boat, speedboat collision in Greece leaves 3 dead

The vessel's captain was arrested while authorities launched an investigation into the crash. It was unclear how many people were on the speedboat . Among the most seriously wounded is a 29-year-old woman, foreign national, who has suffered a part...

Ford aims to roll out mass-market autonomous vehicle in 2021

Mark Fields, Ford's chief executive, said at a press event in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday that the vehicle would not feature a steering wheel or pedals and would most likely be a hybrid rather than a full-electric auto. "When you go all or bust...

Trump to call for new ideological test for admission to US Trump to call for new ideological test for admission to US

In an effort to minimize the growth of ISIS in America, Donald Trump also said that people from countries with a substantial terrorist group presence would be banned from receiving visas, saying that as president, he would "temporarily suspend immi...

Donald Trump Leads Hillary Clinton by Only 6 Points in Texas Donald Trump Leads Hillary Clinton by Only 6 Points in Texas

Clinton embraced the U.S. Olympic team's success at a voter registration rally in Philadelphia, pointing to Team USA's gold as an example of an optimistic nation that runs counter to what she considers Trump's pessimism and negativity. The Olympics...

US Officials Confirm Death of Senior ISIS Leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Khan had been reported dead a year ago when Afghan intelligence agents claimed he was killed . Saeed "was known to directly participate in attacks against U.S. However, fighters have told NBC News about how fighters have been trading their alleg...

India Rejects Foreign Secy Level Talks on Kashmir Issue with Pak India Rejects Foreign Secy Level Talks on Kashmir Issue with Pak

He stated this in an interview. In the past few weeks, Pakistan's government has wilfully abandoned all diplomatic niceties to advocate worldwide intervention in Kashmir. India had also virtually turned down Pakistan's proposal that it would invite...

House panel: FBI provides documents on Clinton email probe House panel: FBI provides documents on Clinton email probe

At the State Department Tuesday, spokesman Mark Toner said the department had not yet reached an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about whether "witness interview summaries" should be shared widely. Their letter came almost two week...

Russian Federation says Lavrov and Kerry discussed Syria deal on phone Russian Federation says Lavrov and Kerry discussed Syria deal on phone

One military official said the Russians flew four Tu-22 Backfire bombers to the Iranian air base, along with a Russian cargo plane loaded with the munitions for the bombers, just hours before the bombers flew their missions. Both government troops an...

Hillary Clinton gains ground in key states, Trump slips in popularity

That represents a narrowing of the 7-point lead she held before the two conventions. Mike Smith, a 74-year-old retiree from Clearwater, Florida, said he supported Trump for much longer than he should have, but now feels the candidate should drop ou...

Donald Trump Calls For 'Extreme Vetting' Of Immigrants To US Donald Trump Calls For 'Extreme Vetting' Of Immigrants To US

Trump, a wealthy NY businessman whose volatile campaign has alienated some in the Republican establishment, faced a fresh rebuke on Monday as he falls behind Clinton in opinion polls ahead of the November 8 election. He hasn't backed away from it...

German minister urges Britain: get on with Brexit talks

May, who is now vacationing in Switzerland, said Brexit may not happen until next year, noted the BBC News . "We should not let too much time go by". Reports out over the weekend suggest that Brexit may be delayed until late 2019 now that the va...

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