Wednesday September 26-th, 2018

Instant Talaq Bill to reach Rajya Sabha today Instant Talaq Bill to reach Rajya Sabha today

The Left parties (CPM and CPI), SP, BSP, NCP, RJD and a host of other parties have issues with the Bill in its present form. The BJP-led NDA, however, is still short of a decisive majority in the house but the joining of JD (U) to the ruling block ha...

New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban

These cheeky New Year's drinkers got round a ban on boozing in public places by building a sand island in an estuary. During low tide, they constructed a modest island out of sand and installed a wooden picnic table and an esky. Meanwhile, Thames-Cor...

Alabama vs. Clemson, Georgia vs Alabama vs. Clemson, Georgia vs

There are probably many youngsters who had to go to bed. Alabama ranks second in total defense, Clemson sixth. Georgia (13-1), champion of the Southeastern Conference, became only the third team in 104 Rose Bowls to rally from a double-digit ...

North Korea: Won't Give Up Nuclear Agenda Unless US Stops 'Blackmail' North Korea: Won't Give Up Nuclear Agenda Unless US Stops 'Blackmail'

Meanwhile, South Korean authorities say they are holding a Chinese cargo ship and its crew for questioning, for allegedly violating United Nations trade sanctions by trading oil to North Korea. North Korea regularly threatens to destroy South Kor...

Netanyahu: 'I Wish Iranian People Success in Their Noble Quest for Freedom' Netanyahu: 'I Wish Iranian People Success in Their Noble Quest for Freedom'

Netanyahu, in a video posted on social media on Monday, denied an Israeli connection to the anti-government protests in Iran , which have reached their fifth day with 12 reported dead. "The regime is terrified of them, of their own people", Netanyah...

Amber alert for 2 missing Texas girls who may have been kidnapped Amber alert for 2 missing Texas girls who may have been kidnapped

There they found the body of an adult woman. The two girls are identified as Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margret and Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith. He is 6-feet 2-inches, weighs 200 pounds, has hazel eyes, wears glasses and has a beard. Mile...

Takeaways From Kim Jong-un's 2018 New Year's Address Takeaways From Kim Jong-un's 2018 New Year's Address

Kim Jong Un also says expanding his arsenal is now a priority. It is the second known vessel under probe by South Korea on suspicions of ship-to-ship supplies of petroleum products to North Korea , banned under the worldwide sanctions over its...

Dispatch: Iranian protesters defy authorities to voice differing demands for change

Telegram's founder, Pavel Durov , tweeted about his app being blocked early Sunday morning. "The spreading of violence, fear and terror will definitely be confronted", he said . The recent bout of demonstrations are the fiercest in Iran since...

Californians Line Up For Legal Recreational Marijuana Californians Line Up For Legal Recreational Marijuana

In San Francisco , according to Bay Area public radio station KQED , foodies have already been experimenting with marijuana-infused dinners. Users can now buy legal cannabis products in Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, San Diego and a few...

Korea's presidential office hails North's proposal on PyeongChang delegation Korea's presidential office hails North's proposal on PyeongChang delegation

After North Korea tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in November, which it said was capable of delivering a warhead to anywhere in the United States , Kim declared his nuclear force complete. We sincerely hope that ...

Peach Bowl Game Day Is Here Peach Bowl Game Day Is Here

The UCF Knights are the 12-point underdogs for the Peach Bowl in Atlanta , and if it's the Knights' destiny to lose, they are determined to make rival Auburn pay for every point. "The future's very bright". During the week of the Iron Bowl, on...

Dangerously Cold Temps Continue on New Year's Day Dangerously Cold Temps Continue on New Year's Day

Wind chill numbers will reach -5 to -15 at times. Temperatures tonight are expected to drop down into the teens and 20's. High temperatures will be in the lower teens, but as winds pick up speed, wind chills will still stay below zero through the...

Wind Chill Warning will be in effect late this eveing Wind Chill Warning will be in effect late this eveing

The bitterly COLD air mass has arrived and will STAY IN PLACE throughout the week ahead - the first days of January will be much, MUCH colder than normal (both early morning AND afternoon temperatures). Today: Becoming mostly sunny. Wind chill adv...

Muslim Women Travelling For Hajj Without Mahram Exempted From Lottery System Muslim Women Travelling For Hajj Without Mahram Exempted From Lottery System

If the prime minister was so concerned about Muslim women, he should ensure justice for Zakia Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who had lost his life in the 2002 Gujarat riots, he added. An Indian woman is free to travel alone, insi...

Pro-Israel group calls Lorde a 'bigot' in full-page newspaper ad Pro-Israel group calls Lorde a 'bigot' in full-page newspaper ad

The ad was paid for by Boteach's World Values Network. The "Green Light" singer faced backlash after announcing a show in Israel, with fans fans arguing that the concert would act as an endorsement of Israel's occupation of Palestine. Following N...

Israeli military court to try Tamimi on 12 counts of assault Israeli military court to try Tamimi on 12 counts of assault

While critics say the Tamimi family used the teen Ahed as a pawn in their anti-Israeli activities, supporters of the Palestinians insist she was engaged in legitimate resistance to the five-decade illegal occupation of the West Bank. The video, fil...

"Dip" portion of annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash cancelled

New Year's morning followed by the Polar Bear Dip at 1 p.m. Toronto's event had been cancelled the previous day. "Unfortunately due to ice conditions at Sunnyside Beach and in consideration of participant safety we have made the hard decision to ...

Teen held in shooting death of parents, sister Teen held in shooting death of parents, sister

The shots rang out just before midnight Sunday. A possible motive for the shooting has not been disclosed. They were identified as Steven and Linda Kologi, 44 and 42; Britney Kologi, 18, the suspect's sister; and Mary Shultz, 70, a family friend ...

Rain washes out 2nd T20I between New Zealand and West Indies Rain washes out 2nd T20I between New Zealand and West Indies

Rain played the spoilsport as just nine overs of play, the second T20 was called off. If they don't break their duck in the third T20 on Wednesday, they will return home empty-handed. Munro's quick runs in the second T20I helped New Zealand to scor...

Netanyahu's party approves resolution to annex West Bank, open settlements Netanyahu's party approves resolution to annex West Bank, open settlements

The settlers, however, are already subject to Israeli civilian law. Mahmoud claimed that the Likud move was a result of US President Donald Trump last month recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Likud Central Committee is the party's ...

White House voices support of Iranian protests

U.S. Senator John McCain later said in a tweet that "for too long, the Iranian people have been oppressed by their government, which cares more about sowing instability overseas than its own citizens". On Saturday, the president tweeted two vid...

2018's first baby born in Limerick 2018's first baby born in Limerick

First-time mother Emma MacDonald, 29, gave birth to baby girl Bonnie Petrucci, weighing around 7lb 2oz. The hospital also had four baby boys born later in the morning. Baby Ella-Louise weighed in at 3.85kg or nearly 9lbs. His arrival at 1.30am wa...

No More Aid to Deceitful Pakistan No More Aid to Deceitful Pakistan

If the complete termination of USA foreign aid does indeed become official policy, it would be a far more dramatic step than withholding all or part of America's $255 million in military assistance to Pakistan, a measure reportedly under considera...

Crowd Evacuated from Terrigal Beach After Fireworks Barge Explodes Crowd Evacuated from Terrigal Beach After Fireworks Barge Explodes

The two pyrotechnicians who jumped from the barge were ultimately picked up by a passing boat, the Daily Telegraph reported . Witness Anooshe Mushtaq said: "It was a awful experience". Within seconds of the display starting the boat was covered in...

'Ten killed' in Iran protests 'Ten killed' in Iran protests

Telegram's chief executive, Pavel Durov, confirmed that the app had been blocked, posting a statement on Twitter that said , "Iranian authorities started blocking Telegram in Iran today after we publicly refused to shut down channels of peaceful Ira...

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