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John Legend 'disappointed' with Kanye West for meeting Donald Trump John Legend 'disappointed' with Kanye West for meeting Donald Trump
- December 16, 2016

In addition to West and Wintour, Maura Brannigan at Fashionista pointed out that there seemed to be someone was wearing Vetements in the lobby of Trump Tower today, too. That doesn't mean that you're a Trump supporter. Leading Republicans have already expressed anxieties about Tillerson, as they contend with intelligence assessments saying Russian Federation interfered with the USA presidential election to help Trump. (more...)
"Star Trek: Discovery" casts "Walking Dead" star Sonequa Martin-Green as lead
- December 16, 2016

And now, the Star Trek franchise is about to see even more success thanks to its first TV series installment in nearly 10 years, Star Trek: Discovery . Martin-Green's character Lt. Commander Rainsford is definitely not the Captain of the USS spaceship. We can't wait to see Sonequa star in this series! Also on deck to join Star Trek: Discovery is Doug Jones, who will play Lt. (more...)
Alaska Air completes Virgin America acquisition Alaska Air completes Virgin America acquisition
- December 15, 2016

The combined fleet comprises 286 aircraft, including more than 150 mainline Alaska Boeing 737s and more than 60 Virgin America Airbus A320 family aircraft. Tickets for the flights go on sale December 21. "This is a big decision and one that deserves months of thoughtful and thorough analysis", CEO Brad Tilden said in a statement regarding the future of Virgin America's brand. (more...)
Burhan brother death on aid list
- December 15, 2016

The 25-year-old Khalid was a student of political science at the Indira Gandhi National Open University. Initially, a Government job and Rs 1 lakh was provided to the next of kin of a slain civilian but the policy was modified later with an alternative of Rs 4 lakh due to the dearth of vacancies in Government sector. (more...)
Sunny Leone attends brother Sundeep's wedding
- December 15, 2016

The wedding ceremony took place in Los Angeles last week and the actress looked extremely lovely in traditional attire. The actress wanted the same kind of wedding for her brother, as she had seen in her parents wedding album. On touching base with Sunny she stated, I am very happy for Karishma and my brother and both compliment each other, in other words have found their soul mate. (more...)
Syrian troops seize wide southern stretch of city of Aleppo
- December 14, 2016

Rebels had secured the enclave for themselves in 2012. Syrian civilians arrive at the al-Hawoz street checkpoint after leaving eastern Aleppo. "We have engaged in that exercise in good faith for many, many months". A rebel commander said the IS attack was forcing the Syrian government to divert troops from Aleppo. Maj. Gen. Konashenkov has said the Russian military is providing civilians who have left eastern Aleppo with temporary accommodation, hot meals and medical assistance. (more...)
Captain, mate jailed as 700 migrants drown Captain, mate jailed as 700 migrants drown
- December 14, 2016

Only 28 people survived the disaster in April previous year, when the small fishing boat capsized off the coast of Libya, with hundreds trapped in the hold. Outrage over the incident prompted European Union leaders to bolster its own search-and-rescue mission in the Mediterranean days after the boat went down. (more...)
MI high court denies vote recount appeal MI high court denies vote recount appeal
- December 14, 2016

The PACs attorney, Michael Morley, said he would consult with his clients on whether to appeal. However, a federal judge scheduled a hearing today to consider halting the recount. The federal deadline for the recount is December 13, while the Electoral College will meet to elect Trump on December 19. At the statewide level, in MI, a judge ruled Stein did not qualify as an "aggrieved" candidate, adding she had no reasonable chance of winning in a recount. (more...)
Five Rescued as US Marine Osprey Goes Down Off Japan Coast
- December 14, 2016

The five crew members on board - including two who were injured - were rescued by airmen from Kadena Air Base's 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons. Captain Jake Frederick was killed on Wednesday after his F/A-18 Hornet crashed 120 miles southeast of the coast of Iwakuni, Japan. (more...)
Lions' coach says Stafford can play despite finger problem
- December 13, 2016

Stafford was hurt on the second Lions' possession. He started Sunday's game - played indoors at Ford Field - with six straight completions but was an uncharacteristic 15-of-28 after that. At the end of the first quarter against the Chicago Bears, on a broken play, Stafford attempted to throw the ball away and while doing so, jammed his finger while making slight contact with Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd. (more...)
Social Democrats easily win Romania parliamentary election Social Democrats easily win Romania parliamentary election
- December 13, 2016

Romanians vote in a parliamentary election, a year after a massive anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power in a country. Iohannis has said he will not nominate any politician who has been convicted. A party needs 5 percent of the votes to enter the bicameral legislature. (more...)
Merkel says Germany will stick to one-China policy
- December 13, 2016

Dali Yang, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, said that Taiwan would remain at the "very core of China's national interests", but that Chinese leaders would downplay Trump's statements before he takes office, given the number of issues facing both countries, from trade to climate change. (more...)
Jakarta bomb plot uncovered
- December 13, 2016

The suspects were allegedly planning to attack the presidential palace during a changing-of-the-guard ceremony that is open for public viewing on Sunday mornings. The authorities later safely detonated the bomb after evacuating people living within a 300m radius. The city is known for its radical mosques and Islamic boarding schools. (more...)
Netanyahu says Israel 'mightier' as first F-35 fighter jets arrive
- December 13, 2016

Israel has ordered 50 of the jets from Lockheed Martin, a move that will ensure its military superiority in the skies over the Middle East. In attendance were U.S. Department of Defense. The US F-35 stealth fighter programme suffered a dual blow today as President-elect Donald Trump blasted "out of control" costs and bad weather delayed delivery to Israel by six hours. (more...)
United States commander: 2000 IS casualties in battle for Mosul
- December 13, 2016

Al-Khafaji went on to note that Iraqi forces had recently captured several new areas of eastern and south-eastern Mosul. USA -backed Iraqi force has been battling for eight weeks to crush the militants in Mosul, the largest city under Islamic State control in Iraq and Syria. (more...)
Ranieri: Vardy And Mahrez React When It's Time
- December 12, 2016

Vardy and Andy King scored inside five minutes before Vardy made it 3-0 before half-time and completed his hat-trick following a John Stones mistake. Vardy scored his first premier league hat-trick against a clumsy City back line that conceded 3 goals in 20 minutes and then a fourth goal through a back pass. (more...)
Trump rejects intel, lawmakers vow probe of Russia hacking
- December 12, 2016

Separately, Trump also rejected the CIA's conclusion that Russian Federation tried to interfere with the presidential election and blamed "very embarrassed" Democrats for the public release of the assessment. "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction", he said. CNN reported last week that Trump is getting intelligence briefings only once a week. (more...)
Stein Seeks US Federal Court Help With Pennsylvania Recount Stein Seeks US Federal Court Help With Pennsylvania Recount
- December 10, 2016

Green Party candidate Jill Stein's efforts to force a recount of the presidential race in three states where she admittedly doesn't think the result would change has led to questions about her motives and criticism that she's just trying to raise her profile and fatten her own coffers. (more...)
Union president Jones challenges Trump on Ca... 11:15 am Thu
- December 10, 2016

Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers 1999, a union representing the workers at Carrier, is concerned about automation and the threat it poses to American jobs. The union leader said he sat in the third row of the crowd as Trump announced the deal last week and was "disgusted" by his use of the 1,100 jobs figure that included some 250 headquarters and engineering staff positions which the company had always said would remain in Indianapolis. (more...)
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauded Passage of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA)
- December 10, 2016

It was reached in July 2015. Numerous reports by the United States administration and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA ), which has been tasked with monitoring the technical implementation of the JCPOA, have confirmed Iranian compliance. (more...)
[Focus] Estonia and Finland have best European Union science teaching [Focus] Estonia and Finland have best European Union science teaching
- December 10, 2016

In other findings, the study noted that Finland was the only country where girls did better at science than boys. Half a million 15-year-olds in 72 countries, including 35 OECD countries, took part in this test, including nearly 6000 Irish students. (more...)
Authorities think escaped inmate stabbed police officer Authorities think escaped inmate stabbed police officer
- December 10, 2016

The name of the officer has not be released, pending family notification. Authorities searching in SC for an escaped inmate are investigating whether he is the man who stabbed a Columbia police officer, according to a police statement. It's not clear why he chose Wednesday as the day to escape. The officer asked him to remove the black mask from his face and he did so, police said. (more...)
Demonetisation logjam: Uproar continues in Rajya Sabha as Opposition corners Centre
- December 10, 2016

Opposition leaders claim they deliberately stayed away from the House to show the government was not serious about running the Rajya Sabha. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said "unfortunately the opposition members are not allowing the House to function". (more...)
WANTED: One Mercedes driver for 2017 Formula 1 season
- December 09, 2016

Wolff stated that they need to weigh all the other options due to the mentioned factor. "So I would just call Nico a world champion and nothing else", Ecclestone told PTI from London. "We're very positive for next year". However, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team is now struggling to find a worthy replacement of the 2016 World Champion in the group's drivers lineup. (more...)
Easygoing Joe Biden remains loose about 2020 White House bid Easygoing Joe Biden remains loose about 2020 White House bid
- December 09, 2016

Beau Biden was the son of the Vice-President and passed away due to cancer in 2015. But Biden has remained a prominent figure in the Democratic Party, campaigning on behalf of 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But the vigorous and energetic Vice-President does not appear to be deterred by his age. Photos of an expressive Mr Biden talking with President Obama were recaptioned to fit the narrative that that Mr Biden was as unhappy with Trump's victory as a lot of the electorate. (more...)
Too early to talk about BJP-AIADMK alliance: Venkaiah Naidu
- December 09, 2016

In all likelihood, Sasikala will inherit the prime property as well as several crores of Jayalalithaa's wealth. Panneerselvam dropped in at the House at 11am along with ministers Edappadi K Palaniswami, Dindigul C Sreenivasan, P Thangamani and SP Velumani. (more...)
Accused Charleston shooter's mother has heart attack in court, according to documents Accused Charleston shooter's mother has heart attack in court, according to documents
- December 09, 2016

Roof is on trial in federal court for the June 17, 2016, slayings of nine people during Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston. Roof sent a handwritten note to the judge requesting that he be allowed to represent himself during the "sentencing phase". The defense motion argued that while the "strength and authenticity of the witness's emotion was both apparent and entirely understandable ... (more...)
Mahama in a comfortable lead - NDC counters NPP
- December 09, 2016

A crowd at Western Video polling station in the largely Muslim Mamobi neighbourhood of Accra watched the count and people cheered when results showed a Mahama win. New Patriotic Party presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (centre) votes at Rock of Ages Academy in Kibi, yesterday. Akufo-Addo said on Thursday he was "quietly confident" of victory and his party had also picked up 49 seats in parliament to give it a majority. (more...)
Iraqi forces gain ground against IS in Mosul
- December 08, 2016

The Iraqi troops say they have driven Isis from 15 of 39 districts in east Mosul but they face constant suicide bombings and must negotiate tunnels laced with mines. "The reason is we were operating before in areas without residents", Asadi told Reuters in Bartella, on Mosul's outskirts. Al-Abadi, born in 1952, is a veteran Shiite politician who has spent many years in exile in Britain before he returned home in the wake of the 2003 USA invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. (more...)
Supreme Court Sides With Samsung in Apple Patent Case (SSNLF, AAPL) Supreme Court Sides With Samsung in Apple Patent Case (SSNLF, AAPL)
- December 08, 2016

In a long pending battle between Samsung and Apple over patent infringement, the US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Korean smartphone maker who will now not have to pay Apple $399m (£315m) for allegedly copying mobile technology from the competitor. (more...)
Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard
- December 08, 2016

Images of the crash have surfaced on Twitter. A pilot made a mayday call, saying he had lost control of one of the two engines, the airline's chairman said. The Army's communication office said around 500 soldiers and doctors were participating in rescue efforts, which were ongoing. "The fuel tank is still on fire. (more...)
Jill Stein Explains Recounts Are 'About Ensuring That All Votes Are Counted'
- December 08, 2016

McDaniel said the appeal, which had not yet been filed, would focus on the idea that federal courts should generally stay out of state disputes, and the argument that Stein waited too long to file her recount request. County level recount petitions are still being processed. A judge dismissed the Stein campaign's plea for a recount in Montgomery County last week. (more...)
'Detailed' Brexit Plan Demanded By Labour Ahead Of Vote
- December 08, 2016

For May, sticking to her timetable is crucial, and forcing parliament to approve her plan reduces the impact of a legal case over whether the government needs parliament's assent to invoke Article 50 rather than just a cabinet decision.The government is challenging an earlier court ruling in favour of parliamentary approval in the Supreme Court. (more...)
Buckeyes, Clemson have links in recent years Buckeyes, Clemson have links in recent years
- December 08, 2016

Alabama cruised into the playoffs for the third straight year with a 54-16 victory against Florida in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game. Despite being the No. 3 seed, Ohio State is a 3-point favorite over No. 2 Clemson, according to expert R.J. Bell. However, the Nittany Lions likely get in if they had beaten Pitt in September, so the fact they were still in the conversation despite losing is another example of it being worthwhile. (more...)
China says Trump clear about Taiwan, in touch with his team
- December 08, 2016

Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke to reporters today and naturally the topic veered over to President-elect Donald Trump and his latest activities. (more...)
United Nations commission: ethnic cleansing underway in South Sudan
- December 08, 2016

South Sudan has been embroiled in civil conflict since December 2013 following a political rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar. Both Wau and Yei are under the control of government forces, but a government spokesman said he was unaware of any problem preventing aid convoys from moving. (more...)
Rescue workers search for survivors in 6.5-magnitude natural disaster in Indonesia
- December 08, 2016

Given the time, it is likely that many people are buried under the rubble of their homes, said rescuers. His agency put the death toll at 94. Australian not-for-profit aid agency Oxfam said ongoing search and rescue attempts yesterday evening were hampered by nightfall and poor weather conditions. (more...)
Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting' Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting'
- December 07, 2016

Gore described the interaction as "an extremely interesting conversation", NBC News reports. "It was a honest search for areas of common ground". Stein singled out Trump's support for coal and the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, saying "I think you have to judge Donald Trump by his record, which is very clear, which is rather disastrous". (more...)
Jayalalithaa's death certificate issued by Greater Chennai Corporation - Pic inside
- December 07, 2016

Dr Balakrishnan said he had met her more than a decade ago in Chennai . Meanwhile Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in a condolence message noted that Ms Jeyalalitha did much to establish and maintain a strong sense of fellowship between India and Sri Lanka and her passing away was sad occassion not in South India but in all of India as well. (more...)
Maharaja Wanted Kashmir To Be An Independent Country, Says Farooq
- December 07, 2016

Shah said if NC patron is true to his words, he should resign from the Assembly and other government posts and "we'll together fight against the occupiers for the resolution of Kashmir dispute". Farooq Abdullah also regularly used to say that Pakistan should be bombed, Mehbooba said. "I think one day these two countries have to resolve this dispute through the talks", he said. (more...)