Group says 262 journalists imprisoned worldwide, record high

In several other cases in Turkey, CPJ was unable to establish a link to journalism. After Turkey and China comes Egypt as the worst country for journalists with 20 journalists now behind bars. A few weeks later, three Red Pepper newspaper editors... More..

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Manmohan Singh holds hands, then throws a punch at PM Modi
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Manmohan Singh holds hands, then throws a punch at PM Modi

Fearing imminent defeat in Gujarat, desperation of Prime Minister to hurl every abuse and latch on to every straw is palpable", Singh said in an official statement. "The discussion was confined to India-Pakista...More..

Hewitt man one of three injured in NY subway bombing
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Hewitt man one of three injured in NY subway bombing

An explosion Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is, in the words of Police Commissioner James O'Neill, a "terror-related incident". Investigators said the suspect was seen on surveil...More..

Ex-Russian minister jailed for 8 years in sting case
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Ex-Russian minister jailed for 8 years in sting case

Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking official arrested in Putin's 17 years in power. Ulyukayev was detained a year ago at Rosneft's headquarters following a sting operation by the Federal Security Service (FSB), ...More..

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to fix ties
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to fix ties

BEIJING/SEOUL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will unveil an array of TV talent and K-Pop celebrities at events, including a state dinner, in China on Thursday as he attempts to smooth ou...More..

Nazareth scales down Christmas celebrations in protest of Trump's Jerusalem decision
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Nazareth scales down Christmas celebrations in protest of Trump's Jerusalem decision

Still, Nazareth is an important point on the Christian Christmas pilgrimage. Christian Arabs sell Santa Claus hats and dolls ahead of the Christian holiday of Christmas in the Northern Arab Israeli city of Na...More..

Cabinet OKs bill making 'instant divorce' illegal
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Cabinet OKs bill making 'instant divorce' illegal

Perhaps women who have been given triple talaq before the proposed law comes into force can also seek custody of minor children and subsistence allowance using its provisions, another official said. The law m...More..

2017's Word Of The Year Is Older Than You Think
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

2017's Word Of The Year Is Older Than You Think

Some felt this wasn't a word people would use in common parlance, but the decision makers insist the word reached a peak of use during the 2017 election, when the youth vote delivered stunning results for Jerem...More..

by | Friday, December 15, 2017

White House defends its diversity amid Omarosa exit

With the exception of Housing Secretary Ben Carson, who does not work in the White House, there are no other Black officials "among Trump's more than three dozen cabinet members and senior staff", according t...More..

Tory rebels have made 'no deal' Brexit more likely, European Union leaders warn
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Tory rebels have made 'no deal' Brexit more likely, European Union leaders warn

A British government official said the prime minister was approaching the next phase, which will discuss a transition period as well as the terms of the future trading relationship, "with ambition and creativit...More..

Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested after hitting woman to death
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested after hitting woman to death

It has been reported that Madhukar's auto hit a 67-year-old woman near Kolhapur in Maharashtra. There is no conclusive evidence as to who was driving the vehicle. Kamble, a resident of Savitrinagar in Ichalka...More..

ISIL weapons traced to U.S. and Saudi Arabia
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

ISIL weapons traced to U.S. and Saudi Arabia

Their 200-page report provides the most comprehensive, verified study of the group's weapons to date, presenting an analysis of more than 40,000 items recovered from Isil forces over three years. Initiated ...More..

Imran Khan survives, Jahangir Tareen disqualified
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Imran Khan survives, Jahangir Tareen disqualified

The case was heard by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, who headed the three-member bench, which included Justices Umar Ata Bandial and Faisal Arab. Tareen can not be termed honest and stands disqu...More..

European Union extends sanctions against Russian Federation for meddling in Ukraine
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

European Union extends sanctions against Russian Federation for meddling in Ukraine

Merkel told reporters afterwards the leaders had had an "intense discussion" on sanctions . The European Union has tied easing the sanctions to Russian Federation implementing the Minsk peace agreement, wh...More..

San Diego firefighter dies fighting Thomas Fire
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

San Diego firefighter dies fighting Thomas Fire

Cory Iverson was an engineer with a state fire engine strike team based in San Diego. I am very saddened to report that a firefighter fatality has occurred on the Thomas Incident. The National Weather Service...More..

Trump to send astronauts back to the Moon -- and eventually Mars
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump to send astronauts back to the Moon -- and eventually Mars

This includes studying how plants respond to microgravity, a drug to fight against muscle deterioration in space, tools to measure how much energy the sun sends back to Earth and research on orbital debris, N...More..

Why Deepika Padukone didn't wish Anushka Sharma on her wedding
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Why Deepika Padukone didn't wish Anushka Sharma on her wedding

Post wedding, the couple is now in Rome for their honeymoon. However, just recently Anushka signed a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi protesting the threats of violence made against the other actress over...More..

Rohingya Muslim death toll hit 6700 in one month, charity says
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Rohingya Muslim death toll hit 6700 in one month, charity says

Adler, president and editor-in-chief of Reuters . It said they had collected "information and important secret papers related to the security forces" from the policemen, who had earlier worked in Rakhine but w...More..

Four killed children identified after train hits school bus on French crossing
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Four killed children identified after train hits school bus on French crossing

An SNCF spokesman added that the train was running at 80kmph at the time of the accident and that there were 25 passengers on-board, three of whom have been "slightly injured". The number of dead and injured wa...More..

Rep. Blake Farenthold Won't Run in '18 Under Pressure from Harassment Settlement
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Rep. Blake Farenthold Won't Run in '18 Under Pressure from Harassment Settlement

Multiple women who formerly and now work for Blake Farenthold are standing up for the congressman. "Unacceptable behavior has been alleged in those stories, and I think he's made the right decision that he's ...More..

Trump boasts of cutting 'the red tape of regulation'
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump boasts of cutting 'the red tape of regulation'

In the first year, the Trump administration has eliminated 22 regulations for each new one, which should result in savings of Dollars 8.1 billion in present value. Mr Trump recognised the tax reform as a campai...More..

Parting thoughts: What legacy would Sonia Gandhi leave behind as Congress President?
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Parting thoughts: What legacy would Sonia Gandhi leave behind as Congress President?

Mr. Gandhi ran unopposed to succeed his mother, Sonia Gandhi , as party president. Rahul has succeeded his mother Sonia Gandhi, who held the post for almost two decades. "I have seen the way the merger of th...More..

29% turnout by noon in Gujarat; PM calls for record numbers
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

29% turnout by noon in Gujarat; PM calls for record numbers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned common man and stand in queue to cast his vote outside the polling booth in Ranip, Sabarmati. Voting in the 93 seats of North and Central Gujarat was otherwise proceedi...More..

Trump Literally Cuts Red Tape on Federal Regulations With Giant Gold Scissors
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Literally Cuts Red Tape on Federal Regulations With Giant Gold Scissors

President Donald Trump concluded a press conference about his administration's progress on cutting regulation on Thursday by standing in front of a massive stack of papers and cutting a literal band of red ...More..

The White House Releases the Christmas Portrait of Donald and Melania Trump
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

The White House Releases the Christmas Portrait of Donald and Melania Trump

Their son, Barron , 11, was nowhere to be found, and Twitter took notice. The post was flooded with queries from curious Twitter users. Check out some of the trolling tweets , below. @ POTUS & @ FLOTUS ar...More..

Supreme Court extends all Aadhaar-linking deadlines to Mar 31, 2018
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Supreme Court extends all Aadhaar-linking deadlines to Mar 31, 2018

The top law officer, however, maintained that all those who wanted to open new bank accounts would have to mandatorily submit either their Aadhaar cards or the application form for the 12-digit unique identif...More..

Teva to shutter Israeli R&D site in company reorg
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Teva to shutter Israeli R&D site in company reorg

Teva's stock has skidded almost 60 percent this year. All business units and regions will be affected. Teva expects to rack up a restructuring charge of $700 million, mainly related to severance costs, it sa...More..

Haley says missile parts prove Iran violating United Nations resolutions
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Haley says missile parts prove Iran violating United Nations resolutions

Strategically, it means that Washington could be "gearing up to support Saudi Arabia's "escalate to de-escalate" strategy, which is to apply overwhelming military force to seize key Yemeni cities from Houthi co...More..

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS)
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS)

About 14.73M shares traded or 49.77% up from the average. Oasis Petroleum Inc . (NYSE: OAS ) has risen 26.53% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. Schneider Management Corp has invested 1.41% of its port...More..

Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet
by | Friday, December 15, 2017

Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet

Chants of "three-peat" ring out after Little learns the news. This is the moment a 16-year-old and his classmates exploded with joy as they found out he's been accepted to Harvard University. When he graduate...More..