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First Australian submarine found off Papua New Guinea coast after 103 years

First Australian submarine found off Papua New Guinea coast after 103 years For 103 years after the disappearance of Australia's AE1 submarine , nobody could find a single trace of the ship. "It was the first loss for the RAN and the first Allied submarine loss in the First World War - a significant tragedy felt by our nation and our allies", she said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Australian air strikes in Iraq and Syria draw to a close

Australian air strikes in Iraq and Syria draw to a close Australian officials say that the decision to withdraw the planes came after discussions with both the Iraqi government and the US-led coalition. Canberra also sent some 400 Air Force personnel to support air deployment and 200 military officers, including a Special Forces team, to operate as " military advisers " to Kurdish Peshmerga self-defense fighters and other forces fighting the jihadis... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom will return to using blue passports

United Kingdom will return to using blue passports Following a vote in favour of leaving the economic bloc in a referendum in June 2016, the United Kingdom government has now confirmed that the country's travel document will also change colour with Brexit. The first burgundy coloured machine-readable passports were issued in the United Kingdom in 1988 following the common format introduced by the European Economic Community. [Full Article...]

Virginia Woman, Son, Grandmother Killed in Mexico Bus Crash

Virginia Woman, Son, Grandmother Killed in Mexico Bus Crash Those included a Florida grandmother and her 11-year-old grandson, Sun Sentinel reported. Chacchoben is about 110 miles south of the popular tourist destination of Tulum. Quintana Roo state Civil Defence spokesperson Vicente Martin said seven Americans and two Swedes were among the injured, but said authorities hadn't yet established the nationalities of the dead. [Full Article...]

Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dead at 82

Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dead at 82 In all, he covered 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men's basketball title games, including the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird showdown in 1979. He won a plethora of sportscaster-of-the-year awards and 13 Sports Emmy Awards, and he is the only sportscaster to win Emmys in three categories (broadcasting, writing, and producing). [Full Article...]

Parents give unique gift to troublemaker son's teachers

Parents give unique gift to troublemaker son's teachers He says, Jake is not a bad kid, but he is the class clown. In Jake's case, the buckeye didn't fall far from the tree. Sommers says everyone thought the gifts were amusing, and they were well-received. Jake, Daniel Joseph, Sarah, Mary and Paul Sommers of Beavercreek, Ohio . This year, they thought the educators deserved something a little more intoxicating, so they bought each teacher a bottle... [Full Article...]

38 percent of voters will 'definitely' not back Trump in 2020

38 percent of voters will 'definitely' not back Trump in 2020 By 57 percent to 17 percent, they say he's made bringing the country together worse. And at the top of the list of Trump-backed plans that Americans don't want is another effort to repeal and replace Obamacare - moves that U.S. Meanwhile, 14 percent of respondents said they would likely vote for the opposition party and 38 percent said they would definitely vote for Trump's opponent. [Full Article...]

Dhumal's supporters protest at BJP meet to decide CM candidate

Dhumal's supporters protest at BJP meet to decide CM candidate The central observes would also hold meeting with members of core committee which included Dhumal, state party chief Satpal Singh Satti, all five MPs from the state and organisation secretary, Pawan Rana. But, the central leadership asked him to contest from there, and he faced defeat. Senior state BJP leader Jairam Thakur is also seen to be in the reckoning. [Full Article...]

Short-term government funding, disaster aid bills advance in US House

Short-term government funding, disaster aid bills advance in US House He has said he will sign it and encouraged lawmakers on Twitter to "keep our Government OPEN!" The bill punts other big-ticket items into 2018, setting up continued battles over immigration , defense spending and other issues. Trump has eliminated Obama-era temporary protections for Dreamers, but has asked Congress to come up with a permanent solution by March. The House bill includes a modes... [Full Article...]

Tristan Thompson Gushes Over Khloe After Pregnancy Confirmation: 'You Look Better Now'

The KUWTK star confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram , saying, "My greatest dream realized!" We're still in a new relationship and I love us having time together. "Thank you all for understanding". I know we've been keeping this [quiet] however we needed to appreciate this between our family and dear companions as long as we could secretly. [Full Article...]

USA investigators seek to interview train crew in Washington derailment

USA investigators seek to interview train crew in Washington derailment Three people died when the train derailed at 80mph (130km/h) on a bend with a speed limit of 30mph. It had not raised questions about the rail bridge over I-5, which has a curve that is posted for travel at 30 miles per hour. NTSB estimates they will be on scene investigating for a week or more. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Amtrak had committed to trying to ensuring the technology will be in ... [Full Article...]

Judge tosses emoluments clause lawsuit against Trump over business ties

Judge tosses emoluments clause lawsuit against Trump over business ties Restaurant workers, a hotel event booker and a watchdog group who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution can not sue him, a NY judge ruled Thursday. Martin also ruled that the plaintiffs lacked standing. CREW wasn't pleased with the lawsuit's outcome. As to the hospitality industry plaintiffs-which include Restaurant Opportunities Centers Unlimite... [Full Article...]

SKorean building fire kills 29, injures 29

SKorean building fire kills 29, injures 29 The fire erupted in a commercial building Thursday in the central city, about 170 kilometers southeast of Seoul, leaving 29 people dead and 29 injured. The fire is South Korea's worst since 2008 when a blaze at a warehouse in the city of Icheon killed 40 workers. A leg of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay was scheduled to pass through Jecheon Friday, but organizers called it off. [Full Article...]

Catalonia begins voting in pivotal election

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont celebrated the results from Brussels where he's been in self-imposed exile since Spanish authorities announced they were seeking his arrest. Thursday's voting pits leaders of the wealthy north-eastern region's separatist movement against candidates who want to stay part of a unified Spain. [Full Article...]

Ukraine accuses government interpreter of spying for Russian Federation

Ukraine accuses government interpreter of spying for Russian Federation Neither he nor the SBU named the position or name of the detained official, but lawmakers and local media said the suspect was called Stanislav Yezhov, a deputy head of the government's protocol service who had also worked as an interpreter for Groysman. [Full Article...]

Happy winter! Snow, subzero windchills in forecast

Happy winter! Snow, subzero windchills in forecast The early morning drive will not feature many headaches, outside of Bennington and Windham counties, with that snow rolling in during the day light hours. Expect hard travel conditions Friday midday through the daylight hours of Christmas Eve . For Friday and for most of Christmas weekend, it will be very warm, with highs staying in the 70's, but no record are looking to be broken. [Full Article...]

McMaster: US Prepared to 'Denuclearize' North Korea by Force

McMaster: US Prepared to 'Denuclearize' North Korea by Force It will include envoys from South Korea, Japan, India and Sweden. If the president is secretly planning preemptive strikes against North Korea or Iran, part of the secrecy apparently involves a dismissive attitude toward both threats in the context of more important and immediate challenges - you know, like "chain migration", a practice he mentioned in the speech with a great deal more passion... [Full Article...]

A brief history of unnerving Donald Trump likenesses

A brief history of unnerving Donald Trump likenesses Trump is a uniquely divisive president, and that's why Disney was left with no good options when it came to the Hall of Presidents . Donald Trump will join the exclusive Disney World Hall of Presidents Club today when the attraction re-opens Tuesday after a lengthy refurbishment. [Full Article...]

Kohli topples SRK to become India's most valued celebrity

Kohli topples SRK to become India's most valued celebrity Shah Rukh Khan held the title of the most valuable celebrity since 2014. Cricketer Virat Kohli is India's most valued celebrity - a favorite for brand endorsements. And the year wasn't just about Bollywood stars as representation from the South Indian film industry has increased. Previous year too, Salman had defeated the Jab Harry Met Sejal actor. [Full Article...]

Trump says mandate repeal means end of ACA

Trump says mandate repeal means end of ACA That compares to 9.2 million a year ago in the same states - or 96 percent of the previous total. Republican legislation to replace much of the Affordable Care Act failed earlier this year. "You're back to the days of millions and millions of people without coverage". Texas was next, with 1.1 million. "We expect enrollment to grow every year, not to shrink". [Full Article...]


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