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by | December 23, 2017 | 16:25

On Thursday an overwhelming number of member states voted "no" to the resolution , despite threats from U.S. President Donald Trump that he would cut their U.S. Under a 1950 resolution, a General Assembly emergency special session can be called for all United Nations member states to consider a matter "with a view to making appropriate recommendations" for collective measures in case the Security Council fails to act.

by | December 23, 2017 | 15:30

On Saturday , the forecast is calling for a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, making travel hard. The heaviest snow will fall in the Rockies and New England where locally a foot of fresh snow is possible. Lighter accumulations capable of at least coating untreated bridges and overpasses are possible from northern Pennsylvania, most of NY state and parts of southern and coastal New England.

by | December 23, 2017 | 12:55

The precipitation may end as a period of sleet and freezing rain after midnight over southernmost New Hampshire and extreme southwestern Maine. Conditions along the coast should gradually improve late Saturday as temperatures slowly climb above freezing, but significant icing is possible across inland areas before the warmer air arrives.

by | December 23, 2017 | 12:43

According to fire brigade chiefs the fire is now under control after two hours of the deployment of fire engines and firefighters. More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday after a fire broke out at a cafe and shop at the attraction although no animals were reported injured.

by | December 23, 2017 | 13:02

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that President Trump's third iteration of his travel ban was illegal, but there's a big catch to the decision. It was the latest version of the "Muslim ban" that had previously targeted six Muslim-majority countries, but had been restricted by the Supreme Court .

by | December 23, 2017 | 12:07

Aizaz said terrorists were running away from the country as security forces have tightened noose around them. While Pakistan was rarely mentioned by name, there were repeated references to the need for Afghanistan's neighbors to be fully engaged and committed to the peace process, saying there is no military solution to the violence.

by | December 23, 2017 | 11:42

It escalated recently after Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade in response to the Houthi rebels firing a missile on Riyadh and the Houthis killed their one-time ally, former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh. "We must all act co-operatively to expose the crimes of the Tehran regime and do whatever is needed to make sure they get the message. We can see today that to defend itself from violations and constant attacks, Yemen is starting domestic production of equipment and it is natural", he ...

by | December 23, 2017 | 12:40

The company's admission, made in a statement to media, comes two days after John Poole, founder of the computer-performance testing group Geekbench, wrote a blog post illustrating how iPhone computing performance slows as battery health declines on iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 devices.

by | December 23, 2017 | 10:57

The storm will start as snow, but should transition to freezing rain overnight Friday into Saturday across southern and coastal areas. Snow will continue to fall across the state with accumulations of an additional two to four inches likely by night-time.

by | December 23, 2017 | 11:48

By BARBARA MARCOLINI and SARAH STEIN KERR on Publish Date December 18, 2017. Train 501 was heading south when it derailed while crossing a bridge over Interstate 5 near DuPont, Washington around 7:40 a.m. The derailment happened on a new stretch of track, that opened to passenger service for the first time Monday morning. She said it is still unclear what caused the derailment, according to the AP.

by | December 23, 2017 | 10:59

About 59,379 shares traded. NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP) has risen 18.85% since December 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 73.15% the S&P500. If the ratio is greater than 1, then that means there has been an increase in price over the month. GPOR has a beta of 0.70 and MTDR's beta is 1.17.

by | December 23, 2017 | 11:39

A Congress leader from Dahod district said BJP leaders in a tribal-dominated constituency distributed Rs 1000 per voter to ensure polling in favour of the BJP candidate. With the Congress claiming a "moral victory" for scoring its highest tally and pushing the BJP to its lowest score in the last many elections, Modi asserted that it was a big win for his party in his home State.

by | December 23, 2017 | 11:26

A block of separatist parties retained their majority in the Catalan parliament. In a defiant speech after the result, he pledged to return to Barcelona. That vote saw 90 percent of Catalans choose independence, although turnout was lower than 50 percent. Weeks of campaigning involved little debate about regional policy on issues such as public education, widening inequality and unemployment.

by | December 23, 2017 | 10:00

Junior defense tackle Chris Nelson will miss the contest with an elbow injury, while offensive tackle Connor Williams , safety DeShon Elliott and cornerback Holton Hill are all skipping the contest after declaring for the 2018 draft.

by | December 23, 2017 | 11:16

According to witnesses, the bus was trying to overtake another vehicle on the narrow bridge. Some reports have put the death toll as 32. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences to the families of the affected. "The district's administrative head Kailash Chand Verma and local police chief Maman Singh are monitoring rescue operations at the spot". The bus was brought out from the river by a crane.

by | December 23, 2017 | 09:22

Speaking to media, the RJD chief said, "I have faith that I will get justice". He also asked his supporters to maintain calm. Ranchi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav along with his son Tejashvi Yadav returned to the guest house, where they are staying, as the special CBI Court will pronounce its verdict at 3.00pm in the multi-million Fodder Scam.

by | December 23, 2017 | 10:02

Some lawmakers said Kuczynski won support in Congress by agreeing to free the former strongman, a charge the president and his supporters denied. Eduardo Dargent, a political science professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru , said a pardon by Kuczynski would insult in a "serious way his base of voters" who supported him over Alberto Fujimori's daughter.

by | December 23, 2017 | 08:33

A house remains standing in front of an ash-filled hillside from recent Thomas Fire in Montecito, Calif., on December 20, 2017. The fire began December 4 and quickly burned about 60,000 acres in Ventura County. The Cedar fire had been recognized as the biggest California wildfire in terms of acreage since 1932. But firefighters had used three days of calm conditions to bulldoze containment lines and set controlled fires to clear dry brush.

by | December 23, 2017 | 08:44

Advocates said the figures must be fairly recent in order for the process to be fair. But the path DeVos is charting for the management of applications may create more problems than it solves, consumer advocates warned. Borrowers waiting more than a year for a response will get a break from the department on interest that accumulated on their loans. Those borrowers will be notified on a "rolling basis".

by | December 23, 2017 | 09:04

The latest order for the electric truck comes from parcel delivery giants, UPS , and was confirmed by the Tesla founder on Twitter (as seen below). "We look forward to expanding further our commitment to fleet excellence with Tesla", Juan Perez, chief information and engineering officer at UPS, said in a statement.

by | December 23, 2017 | 09:07

The snow will pick up in intensity by late in the day Friday into Friday evening. In far northern Maine, Saturday snowfall will avoid turning to freezing rain until late afternoon Saturday , but only for a short period before it turns back into snow, forecasters said.

by | December 23, 2017 | 09:40

As I reported in October , the city has been working to remove statues of Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest and former Confederate President Jefferson Davis from two of its public parks for more than two years but has been overruled by the state repeatedly because of a law called the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act .

by | December 23, 2017 | 08:13

The chart shows the states that voted in favour and against the resolution, and those that abstained. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley , warned about 180 of 193 member states with "taking names" of countries voting in favor of the UN resolution, The Guardian reported.

by | December 23, 2017 | 09:02

Those in Palawan, Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao should also be alert against possible flash floods and landslides that may be triggered by non-stop rains, PAGASA said. Sea travel also remains risky over the seaboards of areas under public storm signal warnings. Raging flood waters submerged houses in villages nears the swollen Cagayan de Oro River, and rescuers on life rafts could be seen Friday pulling out to safety a few residents trapped on rooftops.

by | December 23, 2017 | 07:43

The condition of the man who jumped from an upper storey was not known. A man who leapt from a blazing eight-storey building in South Korea yesterday survived when firefighters broke his fall with an air mattress. "We made a decision to cancel the event to mourn the victims", an official at the organising committee told the Yonhap news agency. Thursday's fire is South Korea's worst since 2008 when a blaze at a warehouse in the city of Icheon killed 40 workers.

by | December 23, 2017 | 08:51

While producing one girl in the court, who, the NGO claimed, had managed to get out of the premises, it alleged that she was raped during her stay there, which she has not even disclosed to her parents. "We also learnt that the residents of the locality had complained many times to police, and the police station had daily diary entries to prove the concern of the people that a sex racket was being run in the garb of an ashram there", she added.

by | December 23, 2017 | 07:41

According to the police, the accused were raping the eight-year-old since August 2017.The harassment was allegedly going on for months, but the victim kept mum out of fear as she was threatened by them. The other boys are 10 and 11 year old. The doctor found some marks on the girl's body during a medical examination and suspected it to be a case of sexual abuse, the official said.

by | December 23, 2017 | 08:59

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School will begin at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 1420 N. Third St., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church, 430 E. The church also will host a candlelight communion service at 6 p.m. Family worship service , 4:30 p.m., New Hope Lutheran Church, 119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills.

by | December 23, 2017 | 07:44

Enriquez spoke with Salman about her husband and then wrote down her statement. Testimony wrapped up Friday following a two-day hearing in Orlando to determine which evidence can be presented to jurors at the trial scheduled to begin March 1.

by | December 23, 2017 | 06:05

The State Department said the "US assistance is entirely defensive in nature, and as we have always said, Ukraine is a sovereign country and has a right to defend itself". Kiev accuses Moscow of sending troops and heavy weapons to the region, which Russian Federation denies. However, Moscow announced that it was recalling its officers, claiming that their Ukrainian counterparts were obstructing their work and blocking access to the front lines.

by | December 23, 2017 | 07:15

Snow will spread into New England from west to east Friday morning, starting first in western Massachusetts, Vermont, and southwestern New Hampshire. Another system will try to spin up on Christmas morning, clipping New England with another round of precipitation. That should help thaw any lingering icy roads, ice in trees, etc.

by | December 23, 2017 | 04:28

In the end, Donald Trump's top achievement as president— a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul — was finalized in a "rush job" of an affair. "I don't think we are going to have to do much selling", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "I said that the bill would be on my desk before Christmas", Trump said, as a Marine helicopter whirred outside, waiting to ferry him to Air Force One.

by | December 23, 2017 | 04:37

Neal Katyal, a lawyer representing the state of Hawaii, which had sued over the ban, wrote on Twitter that the court had issued "a thorough repudiation of Trump's position on both substance & procedure". The open-ended ban, announced in September, targets people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea , as well as certain government officials from Venezuela.

by | December 23, 2017 | 03:00

To those men and women, I offer my honest apologies for the harm they suffered, my continued prayers and my promise that the archdiocese will support them in their effort to achieve healing. But the credibility of the commission, which was formed in 2014, has been hurt by the resignation of two high-level lay members who have accused the Vatican of dragging its feet.

by | December 23, 2017 | 03:56

Ventura County firefighter Steve Swindle battled the Thomas Fire , witnessing firsthand the massive destruction it caused and the displacement of many families. Since January, he wrote, there have been more than 8,700 fire starts across the state. Firefighters have halted the spread of the so-called Thomas fire at 272,000 acres (110,100 hectares) and carved containment lines around 60 percent of its perimeter over the last couple of days, fire and police said.