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India Granted Membership of Wassenaar Arrangement

India Granted Membership of Wassenaar Arrangement India will become its 42nd participating state as soon as the necessary procedural arrangements for joining are completed, the group said in a statement after its plenary meeting in Vienna on Thursday. "As president of the WA this year and co-rapporteur of India's candidacy, France warmly congratulates India for joining the Arrangement". Since its civil nuclear deal with the US, India has been... [Full Article...]

HUD: Annual count shows fewer homeless people in Indiana

HUD: Annual count shows fewer homeless people in Indiana Since 2010 homeless people in families decreased by 42.8 percent ( 2,923 ). In short, the problem is growing in areas that are spending the most to help. Thirty states and the District of Columbia reported decreases in homelessness between 2016 and 2017, HUD officials said. It also showed that the number of chronically homeless individuals, those who have been without home for at least a year,... [Full Article...]

Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad DLC Available Now

Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad DLC Available Now The DLC will also include a new dungeon as well as new challenges. The Champion's Ballad will chart Link's story with the original Champions - you know the ones who, er, aren't around anymore. Daruk, Mipha, Urbosa, and Revali are all shown in combat in real-time; whether or not this was in the past or not is unknown. The game also took home awards for Best Direction and Best Acton Adventure ga... [Full Article...]

Iraq militia threatens USA forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Iraq militia threatens USA forces after Trump Jerusalem move There are more than 5,000 USA troops in Iraq, part of an worldwide coalition providing air and ground support in Iraqi forces' fight against Islamic State militants. The president admitted the move will cause dissent, but says it could help resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. On Thursday, the Iraqi government demanded the U.S. [Full Article...]

Record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi The 500-year-old painting is called " Salvator Mundi ", Latin for "saviour of the world". The New York Times recently reported that a Saudi prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, was the man responsible for buying the painting at that staggering price of $450.3 million. [Full Article...]

IDF strikes Gaza targets after rockets launched at Israel

IDF strikes Gaza targets after rockets launched at Israel The Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs has slightly adapted its travel advice for Israel, after the American President Donald Trump has acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, arriving in Gaza, slammed the "provocative" step that "reverses all efforts to revive the peace process, fuels the conflict and even ends the U.S. [Full Article...]

A Look At The California Wildfires' Jaw-Dropping Numbers

A Look At The California Wildfires' Jaw-Dropping Numbers The area battled gridlocked heavy traffic as ash and smoke churned over the smoldering hillside. Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the area. One of several wildfires raging in the hills above Los Angeles is "directly across the freeway" from the Getty Center, the main campus of the J. [Full Article...]

Evacuations Amid 2500-Acre Wildfire Along I-15 Near Fallbrook, Injuries Reported

Evacuations Amid 2500-Acre Wildfire Along I-15 Near Fallbrook, Injuries Reported Keith Brackpool, the chairman of Santa Anita which owns San Luis Rey Downs, said stable personnel had no choice but to let horses loose to get them away from the barns. "This is that worst-case scenario that we prepare for but hope doesn't happen". Various reports indicated that the fire crossed some of the main roads around the training center. [Full Article...]

John Lewis cancels trip to civil rights museum, citing Trump's attendance

John Lewis cancels trip to civil rights museum, citing Trump's attendance Thompson is Mississippi's only Democratic congressman. "People all over the world will say, 'They have a world-class civil rights museum in MS, and maybe we should go see that'". "Allow the president to come and honor MS with his speech and his presence", said Bryant as quoted by the AP. He was held at the infamous Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. [Full Article...]

Saudi prince is $450.3 mn Da Vinci art buyer at auction

Saudi prince is $450.3 mn Da Vinci art buyer at auction Normally, news of a wealthy and powerful member of Saudi Arabia's royal family buying a piece of art would not raise any interest. The Gulf has been the destination for a number of great art works in recent years, especially with the purchase power of countries like Qatar, which is home to a $300m museum for Islamic Art and has spent hundreds of millions on work by Mark Rothko, Paul Cezanne and ... [Full Article...]

Gold trader Zarrab accused of raping ex-cellmate in his sixties

Gold trader Zarrab accused of raping ex-cellmate in his sixties The testimony came on the same day that a federal inmate sued Zarrab in state court in New York City for unspecified damages, saying his one-time cellmate raped him. He said he also bribed him with a watch and a piano. On Thursday CNN Turk reported that Erdogan had said Turkey did not violate USA sanctions. Jaber's suit says Zarrab, a wealthy gold trader, first befriended him in Manhattan's Me... [Full Article...]

Serena Williams Gets "Emotional" About Quitting Breastfeeding

Serena Williams Gets The tennis champion isn't the only celebrity to speak out about breastfeeding. She kicked off the year by winning the Australian Open - while she was pregnant. Plus, a new parking garage celebrates New York City and its heritage. Former track and field athlete Sebastian Coe and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski are also having future buildings named after them. [Full Article...]

Pedestrians struck by vehicle on lower Broadway

Pedestrians struck by vehicle on lower Broadway Cops have said the auto was involved in at least two crashes before coming to a stop near Liberty Street and Broadway. "The area of Broadway & Liberty is completely safe", the NYPD's Mark Iocco tweeted. Video of the scene showed a black auto with NY license plates having sustained heavy front-end damage. The crime-reporting app Citizen showed crowds of people gathered as authorities worked to ... [Full Article...]

Davidse sets early Joburg pace

Davidse sets early Joburg pace The tournament at Randpark Golf Club starting on Thursday, was set to feature SA's top-ranked player, at 23rd in the world, but a freak incident left Oosthuizen with no choice but to withdraw. Some of the biggest names from the three tours billed for the tournament include the Sunshine Tour's Louis Oosthuizen‚ former tournament champions Richard Sterne‚ Haydn Porteus and Darren Fichardt. [Full Article...]

House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded In further indication of the problems GOP leaders face, 34 House Republicans sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., urging him to hold a vote by year's end on extending protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the USA illegally as children. [Full Article...]

European Union takes Czechs, Hungary, Poland to court over refugees

European Union takes Czechs, Hungary, Poland to court over refugees The Luxembourg-based ECJ could impose heavy fines. Poland is ready to defend its decision in the European Union's top court to refuse to accept migrants from Africa and the Middle East under an EU plan to redistribute them, Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski said. [Full Article...]

Guest column: Why a fix for DACA is imperative

Guest column: Why a fix for DACA is imperative The date of the vigil, December 7, marks the midpoint between when President Donald Trump announced in September the rescinding of the DACA program - that took effect in 2012 - and its expected legal end in March. Dozens of immigration advocates and supporters attend a rally outside of Trump Tower along Fifth Avenue on August 15, 2017 in New York City. Earlier this year, FAIR's President Dan Ste... [Full Article...]

The 7 best moves Sashi Brown made with the Browns

The 7 best moves Sashi Brown made with the Browns The football and personnel departments have clashed over roster decisions and the growing tensions - along with the abysmal record - gave Haslam the impetus to make more changes despite promising continuity when the season began. They are owner Dee Haslam, vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry, and chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta. Now the Browns can cross off that route knowing Bro... [Full Article...]

Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday afternoon, according to another IDF statement. An IDF spokesman said two rocket launches had been identified with both falling inside the Gaza Strip. The announcement was a major shift by Washington that overturns decades of USA foreign policy. Dozens of Palestinians in Gaza also staged violent protests along the security fence surrounding ... [Full Article...]

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks expected to resign from Congress

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks expected to resign from Congress One Arizona Republican reportedly said not many people would be "surprised" if he resigned. "There's been rumors swirling around him for years, at least in 2012", a Republican official told the outlet. Trent is now serving his eight term in Congress - he was first elected in 2002. The deep-red 8th District, northwest of Phoenix, supported President Donald Trump by 21 points in 2016, according ... [Full Article...]


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