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Daughter of Eric Garner, Man Who Died After Police Chokehold, Hospitalized


Ms. Snipes declined to name the hospital where her daughter was being treated. '(She) is still with us. Erica Garner was hospitalized on Saturday night, her mother said, after an asthma episode caused a heart attack. In a later post, Snipes wrote, "Don't even feel like Christmas but I gotta fake smile for my baby". 'Erica better get better soon. "She gets on my last nerve but I'd rather fight with my sister than to lose her", she added. Read More »

Christmas Returns to Mosul After Islamic State Defeat


Numerous tens of thousands of Christians from the Nineveh Plains have fled the country, seeking asylum overseas. Louis Sako, Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church celebrated the mass at Saint Paul church. The jihadists' defeat is a massive turnaround for an organization that once ruled over millions of people in a territory as big as Italy, encompassing large parts of Syria and almost a third of Iraq. Read More »

Vehicle driver rams SPD party's Berlin HQ


A police statement Monday says the man described the act as a suicide attempt. The 58-year-old driver sustained minor injuries in the crash and was taken to hospital, police said, adding that he was being investigated for arson after several cans of petrol and bottles of lighter fluid were recovered from inside the auto. Read More »

North Korea Is Suspect in Hack of Seoul Bitcoin Exchange


South Korean soldiers later fired about 20 warning shots at border guards from North Korea who appeared to be searching for the defected soldier, the officials said. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the "low-ranking" soldier abandoned his guard post at just after 8am (11am GMT) and headed for the border. In that incident, on 13 November, a soldier was shot as he fled across to the southern side of the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the village of Panmunjom. Read More »

Vijay Rupani to swear in as Gujarat CM on December 26

The continuance of Rupani as chief minister was expected, but in some quarters there were talks of a possible change of leadership keeping in mind the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Both Rupani and Nitin Patel will take oath as Gujarat CM and deputy CM respectively. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which officially staked its claim for forming the government in Gujarat on Saturday, could confront a challenge in deciding who to pick as ministers after many of its stalwarts failed to win ... Read More »

Thailand joins 127 others in denouncing Jerusalem move


The Ralph Gonsalves' administration noted that, in 1980, in response to an Israeli attempt to declare Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel , the United Nations Security Council condemned that declaration as a violation of global law. Former Jordanian prime minister Taher al-Masri said Jordan's role as an ally in a volatile region where unrest has led to attacks on USA soil would likely keep the aid safe. Read More »

Kentucky Woman Mauled to Death by 2 Pit Bulls, Husband Injured


When police arrived at the scene, they "discovered a woman and her husband had been savagely attacked by two pit bulls", according to the department. The Bell County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they say two pit bulls attacked a couple, killing a woman, near Highway 66 in the Wiser Branch area Sunday morning. Read More »

Melbourne auto attack accused Saeed Noori charged over Flinders Street rampage

The 32-year-old is an Australian citizen of Afghan descent with a history of mental illness. Mr. Patton revealed that Noori had received care for mental health problems before the crash but was not on the police's radar. A witness heard screams and thumps as people were hit. "As I said yesterday, he is a person who is known to have a mental illness". He was taken to hospital but has been discharged. Read More »

President Trump wishes troops a Merry Christmas


This time, he bashed the deputy Federal Bureau of Investigation director, "Fake News" and "Fake Polls". The day began with a familiar morning routine - with a series of tweets from the president. Earlier Sunday, President Trump and the First Lady joined in the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tradition of tracking Santa Claus, taking calls from children who wanted to know his location. Read More »

Trump wishes Americans a Merry Christmas


Mr. Trump had repeatedly vowed to offer Christmas greetings while on the campaign trail and during presidential rallies. "We say Christmas again very proudly", Trump told the troops. The Trumps were married at the church in 2005. Some normally on team "Merry Christmas" this year switched - sort of like Abebe - and chose "Happy Holidays" on their family cards deliberately to troll their Trump-loving relatives and friends. Read More »

Snow in forecast for Butler County, surrounding areas


This system will bring heavy snow. The National Weather Service issues these advisories when winter conditions can impact travel. Winter Weather Advisories are out from 5am - 11pm Monday for the Lower Clark Fork, Potomac/Seeley Lake, & Butte/Blackfoot Regions along with the Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains and the Missoula & Bitterroot Valleys. Read More »

Five killed as bus plunges into Moscow pedestrian underpass


Police are investigating two possible causes for the incident, a source told RIA Novosti. According to the source, there are two main reasons for the crash: either the bus or another auto cut it off or the brakes on the bus failed, while a terrorist act is not considered as the possible cause for the accident. Read More »

In Christmas message, queen honours cities hit by terror


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will praise the "powerful identities" of London and Manchester in responding to terrorist attacks this year, during her annual Christmas message on Monday. On Thursday she was seen arriving at Kings Lynn train station with Prince Philip. He retired from regular royal duties over the summer, but has continued to make occasional appearances, most recently walking to the Christmas Eve church service on the royal family's Sandringham estate. Read More »

North Korea: Trump praises latest United Nations sanctions over missiles


A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Republican U.S. It said that the sanctions had been engineered by the impose a near-total economic blockade of the hermit kingdom, which can only count China as a diplomatic ally on the worldwide stage. Read More »

Hafiz Saeed opens MML office in NA-120


The report read, "Since the registration of such groups would breed violence and extremism in politics, such groups be avoided". Saeed, the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Toiba ( LeT ) and chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa ( JuD ), was freed by a Pakistan court after being under house arrest for 297 days. Read More »

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra off to rough start


Mr Hoekstra has been widely derided online over his interview with Wouter Zwart of Dutch broadcaster NOS about comments he made in 2015 claiming there were "no-go zones" in Muslim communities in the Netherlands. For the uninitiated, "no go zones" are a favourite right-wing talking point. Hoekstra's early misstep doesn't bode well for his time in the Netherlands - it shouldn't be so easy to tell when a diplomat isn't telling truth. Read More »

Mumbai first city to get local AC trains


However, railway history was created 14 year earlier - on April 16, 1853 - when the first train ran between Bori Bunder (now, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) to Thane, a distance of 34 km, the first in India. The monthly pass will cost between Rs 570 and Rs 820 (till Bandra) to Rs 1,240 (till Andheri) to Rs 1,640 (till Borivali), and Rs 2,040 till Virar. Read More »

Tendulkar fails to make maiden speech amid uproar, government slams Congress


I often wonder what brought me here, little did I realise that those baby steps in cricket would lead me to great lifetime memories. "We need to transform India from a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation", he further said. He expressed concern over how the people's fitness sessions are declining while their food sessions are on the rise. Many of us only discuss and don't play at all. Read More »

Salah on Liverpool: We will win trophies this season


Salah has delighted the Anfield faithful since joining from Roma during the close season and he reached 20 goals in all competitions by scoring in last weekend's 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth. We are very close, maybe he is my closest friend in the team. "He is a great guy and a fantastic player - very fast, quality and confident". "I am very happy to share everything in Africa with him, so I'm very happy also for him", he added. Read More »

Washington County fire destroys a home on Christmas Eve


Sunday. Authorities said the electrical fire began above the stove, but firefighters contained it in the attic. Officials say there were no injuries and the occupants will stay with family members. Fire officials said they witnessed at least four children under the age of 1 running out of the apartments at the time of the fire. American Red Cross disaster responders were brought in to assist the family with its immediate needs. Read More »

North Korea says United Nations sanctions are an "act of war"


It said that Pyongyang considered the sanctions to be a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of the country, and an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the entire region. "We will make sure for ever and ever that they pay heavy price for what they have done", the foreign ministry statement said, in characteristically bellicose language. Read More »

Coach Expects Cris Cyborg To Dominate Holly Holm


We're training for how this fight can go any way. Holm first shocked the MMA world back in November of 2015 at UFC 193 after knocking out the previously undefeated Ronda Rousey to win the UFC Women's Bantamweight Title. "I feel like the situation after the fight would be a little bit different anyway". "I mean, I don't know, but I feel like [there] would be the chance of a rematch if that were to happen". Read More »

Warring groups agree ceasefire for Christmas


Troika members further assured their full support to the continuation of efforts by IGAD to build peace through the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) in South Sudan. While welcoming the first step, Mahamat stressed that the true test of the genuineness of the parties' commitments lies in the full and effective implementation of their pledge to end violence and uphold the most basic tenets of worldwide humanitarian law. Read More »

Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency


Fox News reported that the victims of the attack include passengers in a vehicle that was passing near the site. Security forces have arrived and cordoned off the area from the public. On Friday, a suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed Humvee into a police compound in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least six officers and destroying a building. Read More »

Largest amphibious aircraft takes flight in Zhuhai


The developer added the aircraft has a top cruising speed of 500 kilometres per hour. China's first indigenous amphibious aircraft, believed to be the world's largest, completed its maiden flight on Sunday, taking off from Zhuhai, the coastal city off the disputed South China Sea. Read More »

Alexei Navalny challenge Vladimir Putin

He unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2013 and described the fraud conviction that has made him ineligible to run for office as politically motivated. On Sunday evening, Navalny submitted the documents to the central election commission needed to be registered as a candidate. Read More »

Doctors save baby of pregnant teen fatally shot just before Christmas

The shooting happened about 4:30 a.m. when police say the woman's screams woke several people asleep in the house. Vega, who was about six months pregnant, died a short time later at a hospital. No one else in the house was wounded. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department's Gang Unit are now involved in the investigation, reports said. Read More »

Springfield, Mo. father takes off with son during visitation


Detectives say a cell phone pinged in the Houston , Texas area. He was last seen wearing a thick navy cardigan sweater with 2 red horizontal stripes and large buttons, grey under shirt, blue and gray striped pajama trousers, and blue and lime green velcro tennis shoes. Read More »