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London Zoo fire kills 9-year-old aardvark

London Zoo fire kills 9-year-old aardvark London Zoo is set to reopen on Sunday following a fire that is believed to have killed five animals. The zoo was closed all day on Saturday after the fire which broke out at around six o'clock in the morning. London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is still unknown and the investigation teams are searching through the debris. Mr Jermey said: "Saturday was a long and hard day for all o... [Full Article...]

Delhi ashram matter: HC directs accused baba to appear before it

Delhi ashram matter: HC directs accused baba to appear before it It was learnt that there are eight more ashrams of the baba in Delhi. There were stacks of medicines and no registers were maintained. " Baba is operating under complete secrecy and these ashrams seem to be den of illegal activities". "We do not understand it", it said. "It was discovered that many girls were undergoing psychological treatment and had been shifted from Vijay Vihar ashram. [Full Article...]

Snow in eastern Missouri means white Christmas likely

Snow in eastern Missouri means white Christmas likely The heavier snow should tend to shift into the Hamilton area briefly after midnight. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service say the lowest elevations of the Portland area could be hit with a glazing of freezing rain late Saturday or early Sunday morning - just enough to make Christmas Eve driving risky. [Full Article...]

Joma Sison says Reds likely to declare own holiday ceasefire

Joma Sison says Reds likely to declare own holiday ceasefire Comrade Oris said the rebels would remain on "active defensive mode" during the ceasefire periods and maintain a "high degree of alertness and preparation against any hostile actions". Both the government and the NPA have declared Christmas truces since the late 1980s when the two sides first agreed to peace talks, brokered by Norway. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer, Laura Ingraham Go After Tom Hanks For Trump Comments

Sean Spicer, Laura Ingraham Go After Tom Hanks For Trump Comments Added Hanks, who plays her editor and sparring partner Ben Bradlee: "2017 has not only echoes from 1971, but also all sorts of ripples in the pond that we could have never possibly imagined that we were going to have to be surfing". Read Hanks' full interview with The Hollywood Reporter here . In a bit of revisionist history, Hanks' new movie makes the Washington Post the hero, even though ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump firing of Robert Mueller could provoke constitutional crisis: Mark Warner

Donald Trump firing of Robert Mueller could provoke constitutional crisis: Mark Warner While Trump's political allies have increased their criticism of Mueller, the president said on Sunday he was not considering firing him. They noted that Republicans backed the appointment of Mueller - a longtime Republican - until his investigation yielded indictments. [Full Article...]

New GOP Tax Law Leading Some To Pay Property Taxes Early

New GOP Tax Law Leading Some To Pay Property Taxes Early This irresponsible bill adds at least $1.4 trillion to the deficit and could add as much as $1.7 trillion. Most taxpayers can still potentially benefit from looking at prepaying their state and local taxes . In 2019, filers at every income level will see a tax cut. Overall, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act marks one of the largest single reductions of the USA corporate tax rate in the nation's... [Full Article...]

Jai Ram Thakur to be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

Jai Ram Thakur to be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh It was Tomar who made the announcement after observing that no name other than that of Thakur had been put forward for the post of BJPLP chief in the state Assembly. Nadda and state party in-charge Mangal Pandey. A strong leader from the Mandi belt, Jairam Thakur has won his fifth straight assembly poll from Seraj seat. [Full Article...]

Fire hits Davao City mall

Fire hits Davao City mall Investigators will determine the cause of the fire and the prospects of criminal lawsuits against the mall owners and officials would depend on the outcome of the investigation, said the mayor, who is the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte . [Full Article...]

Hours after United Nations vote, top Hamas leader calls for 'day of bloodshed'

Hours after United Nations vote, top Hamas leader calls for 'day of bloodshed' In a statement, the Israeli army said some 2,000 Palestinians had faced off against its troops. A Palestinian youth dressed as Santa Claus was also injured in the legs with live bullets during clashes in southern Gaza and was transferred to the European Hospital for treatment. [Full Article...]

Counting of votes stopped after clash started later: RK Nagar

Counting of votes stopped after clash started later: RK Nagar The counting will take place in 19 rounds and 100 counting personnel have been deployed in the process. A Dhinakaran supporter alleged AIADMK workers hit him inside the counting centre. In all, 59 contestants are in the fray for the RK Nagar bypoll , but it is more of a triangular battle among Dinakaran, Ganesh and Madhusudhanan. While Dinakaran contested Independently, the EPS-OPS faction fiel... [Full Article...]

Two straight men marry to avoid paying inheritance tax on property

Mr Matt Murphy , 83, wanted to leave his house to his best friend and carer, Mr Michael O'Sullivan, 58, after he died. Matt Murphy (85) and his best pal of 30 years and carer, Michael O'Sullivan, have made headlines worldwide with their plan to take advantage of our same-sex marriage laws in order to avoid tax. [Full Article...]

Mahadayi water sharing: Siddaramaiah writes to Goa, Maharashtra CMs for meeting

Mahadayi water sharing: Siddaramaiah writes to Goa, Maharashtra CMs for meeting Siddaramaiah said Parrikar should have written to the Karnataka government or filed an affidavit with the tribunal in this regard. "Will also work out a monitoring mechanism, with Goa being part of the mechanism", he said.The Chief Minister recalled that the tribunal had also suggested that both the states should explore possibility of mutual agreement on the issue of drinking water. [Full Article...]

Furious finish leads Army past San Diego State

Furious finish leads Army past San Diego State Chapman's statistical line says all you need to know about the Aztecs passing game on Saturday. The first week of bowl season hasn't been the most thrilling, but Army football helped change that today, with some late game heroics against the SDSU Aztecs. [Full Article...]

Who will be the next Gujarat CM? BJP leaders meet to decide

Who will be the next Gujarat CM? BJP leaders meet to decide The BJP won 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly, the first time its tally slipped below hundred since 1995, while challenger Congress clocked its best in many years, clinching 77. Six seats went to others, including three Independents. Jaitley and BJP General Secretary Saroj Pandey had arrived in Gujarat to discuss with the MLAs and decide who the CM should be. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Tembin leaves dozens dead in the Philippines

Tropical Storm Tembin leaves dozens dead in the Philippines He said volunteers were digging through mud to try to recover bodies in the village of Dalama. The Philippines suffers regularly from deadly tropical storms, although Mindanao is not often hit. After slicing across Mindanao on Friday, Vinta sped west over the Sulu Sea with gusts of 95 kms an hour. Just last week, central Philippines was hit by tropical storm Urduja which claimed at least... [Full Article...]

Apple sued for deliberately slowing down iPhones

Apple sued for deliberately slowing down iPhones The litigant has a point of view that Apple's decision of slowing older iPhones to preserve battery health, was " never requested or agreed upon " by the company. When an iPhone's processor makes a big current draw from a flagging battery, the battery can deliver the current in spikes that can potentially damage the electronics. [Full Article...]

Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy, who reportedly plans to retire

Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy, who reportedly plans to retire McCabe's wife, Jill, received $700,000 in donations from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's political action committee and the Virginia Democratic Party for a state Senate race in 2015. McCabe has faced intense pressure from Trump, who for more than a year has challenged the Federal Bureau of Investigation official's connections to the Democratic Party even while suggesting more recently that the lon... [Full Article...]

Trump says Nigerians living in huts

Trump says Nigerians living in huts President Trump reportedly commented on the number of Haitians entering the country, saying that they "all have AIDS", and on the Nigerian immigrants, saying that they'd "never go back to their huts" after seeing the United States. The White House has vehemently denied that Trump used those terms in the meeting. He said he was banning people from Afghanistan because the country was a terrorist... [Full Article...]

Man in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania shooting spree identified

Man in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania shooting spree identified The window of the vehicle was broken, and the officer inside was not harmed. And they assisted Harrisburg city police with a "shots fired" call in the 600 block of Dauphin Street, among other calls that take them outside their primary jurisdiction. [Full Article...]


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