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Cebu prelate stands firm vs gay marriage

THE Catholic Church in the Philippines will not support any legislation that will legalize same-sex marriage, said Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma. "There will be no oppression and we will recognize your importance in society", he said. Human rights advocates have sharply criticized Duterte over his ongoing crackdown against drugs and his alleged ties to "death squads" when he was the mayor of Dav... [Full Article...]

May insists United Kingdom can have a 'bespoke' Brexit trade deal

May insists United Kingdom can have a 'bespoke' Brexit trade deal U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy faced new challenges Sunday as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a fresh intervention in the debate while comments by the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier may chill hopes for any bespoke deal. [Full Article...]

French privacy watchdog raps WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

French privacy watchdog raps WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing France's privacy watchdog, on Monday issued a formal notice to WhatsApp, asking the messaging app to stop sharing user data with Facebook. The agency also criticized WhatsApp for "insufficient" cooperation after the initial warning from the European Union privacy authorities that had said they had serious concerns over WhatsApp sharing user data when its users had only signed up to use WhatsApp, n... [Full Article...]

New Twitter Rule Suspends Users Affiliated With Hate Groups

New Twitter Rule Suspends Users Affiliated With Hate Groups A new rule regarding violence will also take into account activity offline - forbidding users from affiliating with organisations that promote violence against civilians either either on or off Twitter. Content that glorifies violence or the perpetrators of a violent act. But Twitter said it would not cut off accounts for military or government entities, and would consider exceptions "for ... [Full Article...]

Hardik Patel claims exit poll results for Gujarat will be wrong

Hardik Patel claims exit poll results for Gujarat will be wrong The elections of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, however, marked a huge win for the BJP party. Pawar said the video clip of Hardik Patel, young leader too was not accepted by the people. Speaking to ANI, Swain said, "As mandated by Election Commission, VVPAT counting was carried out at one randomly selected polling station per constituency during counting of votes for Gujarat elections. [Full Article...]

Visitor from alien star system wears insulating coat: astronomers

Visitor from alien star system wears insulating coat: astronomers Their findings, due to published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, showed the object was the same colour as some of the icy minor planets they had been studying in the outskirts of our solar system. That kind of got our head scratching. "We don't know that the interior does contain ice but if it did contain ice it would have been insulated by the layer on the surface". [Full Article...]

Turnbull reshuffle: Barnaby Joyce dumps talented colleague Darren Chester

Turnbull reshuffle: Barnaby Joyce dumps talented colleague Darren Chester Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday announced a cabinet reshuffle, including the creation of two major portfolios focused on national security and economic growth. The Telegraph reports Paul Fletcher, Dan Tehan and Craig Laundy are in line for promotions. Mr Turnbull blamed Barnaby Joyce for giving former senior minister Darren Chester the boot from cabinet. [Full Article...]

China calls for unity of global community over Jerusalem

China calls for unity of global community over Jerusalem He also instructed the state Department to begin work to transfer the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump but which expressed " deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem ". [Full Article...]

Rob Lowe shows his gratitude to Southern California firefighters during wildfires

Rob Lowe shows his gratitude to Southern California firefighters during wildfires The firefight has cost $130 million and it is not expected to be fully contained until January 7, by which time some experts say it could become California's largest fire. "It's just smoke and ruin right now". "Last night. I am so incredibly grateful to these and all the firefighters", she wrote Thursday on Instagram, captioning a photo of a crew from the Redlands Fire Department. [Full Article...]

Pit Bulls Who Mauled 22-Year-Old Owner to Death, Get Euthanized

Pit Bulls Who Mauled 22-Year-Old Owner to Death, Get Euthanized Agnew said during a news conference on Friday. When he found his daughter, investigators said the 22-year-old's two pit bulls Tonka and Pac-Man were standing guard over her body. The dogs are being held at Goochland County Animal Control. He says one of the dogs had blood on its fur. We are still doing some forensic tests. [Full Article...]

BC Government Puts An End To Grizzly Bear Hunting

BC Government Puts An End To Grizzly Bear Hunting Today, British Columbia's New Democratic Party government delivered on its campaign promise and more by announcing a provincial ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears, even if the hunters involved claim they eat the meat of the animal. "The government needs to be congratulated for this". About 250 grizzlies are killed annually by hunters in B.C., a number Donaldson said is "sustainable" for th... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi A1 special Red Edition is announced in India for ₹12999

Xiaomi Mi A1 special Red Edition is announced in India for ₹12999 The smartphone manufacturer is reportedly set to launch the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in January of next year, BGR reported. Furthermore, the Redmi Note 5 will also feature a 12-megapixel sensor on the front camera , as well as a dual camera with 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. [Full Article...]

President Assad: Successive Victories to Speed up Reconstruction Process in Syria

President Assad: Successive Victories to Speed up Reconstruction Process in Syria Only a number of towns in Syria remain under the control of the jihadists, as regime forces backed by Russian Federation and Iran, and the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to clear areas around the Euphrates. Assad had criticized the semi-autonomous Kurds in the past, but his latest comments were harsher than usual. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which form th... [Full Article...]

Ex-wife of NBA player charged with his 2010 murder

Ex-wife of NBA player charged with his 2010 murder She was due to appear at the Riverside Hall of Justice on Monday morning. The break eventually lead authorities to Billy R. Turner, once a deacon at the church where Wright's ex-wife Sherra Wright-Robinson was a minister. He has pleaded not guilty. Police have not provided a motive for the killings. Police told The Associated Press they were confident the pair knew each other, but woul... [Full Article...]

Pence further delays trip to Middle East

Pence further delays trip to Middle East Two White House officials confirmed the changed schedule, which they say is unrelated to to protests in the region over the administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. A senior White House official declined to say whether Pence would seek to put his meeting back on the books with Abbas, who has said the United States should no longer be involved in the peace process, in l... [Full Article...]

Thales to acquire Gemalto for €4.8 billion and lead digital security

Thales to acquire Gemalto for €4.8 billion and lead digital security The offer price represents a premium of 57 percent over the closing price of Gemalto stock on 8 December, before Atos made its bid. Thales said it doesn't anticipate any layoffs among Gemalto's workforce. It gives Thales Gemalto's SIM and security chip business. Specifically it's eyeing adding Gemalto's more than €3BN of revenue to its digital business sales and bagging a set of relevant "te... [Full Article...]

Trailer For Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines

Trailer For Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines Mortal Engines , a Universal Pictures production, was granted extra funding by the Government. The film itself was produced by Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte, Fran Walsh , and Peter Jackson , with Ken Kamins and Philippa Boyens serving as executive producers. [Full Article...]

CHIPS funding running out in many states; MS still has time

CHIPS funding running out in many states; MS still has time But Casey said he fears Republicans in Congress will tack CHIP funding onto an unrelated bill as a form of leverage. In the meantime, states are beginning to run out of money to fund the program. Because federal law restricts how states can scale back coverage, federally mandated coverage will continue, with Virginia required to take on a much larger share of the cost, according to the governor. [Full Article...]

Donations down for Dane County Red Kettle Campaign

Donations down for Dane County Red Kettle Campaign Laurie Sauder with the Saskatoon Salvation Army . Ray said the Salvation Army can continue bellringing after Christmas if the campaign goal isn't reached. "So we count the kettles the next morning, find her ring, gave it to her and she gave us a $100 donation", Chapman said. He busted out his trombone with the Flint Citadel band and brought the red kettle inside. [Full Article...]

Tupac Murder Weapon Found Day After Infamous Rival Was Killed

Tupac Murder Weapon Found Day After Infamous Rival Was Killed Here's what the document said: The document said: "A.40 caliber Glock was found by a citizen in his backyard in 1998 [.] which he reported to police". In a twisted series of events, a new documentary recently discovered that the murder weapon used to kill Tupac Shakur was reportedly found. The gang member was known to have beef with 2Pac. [Full Article...]


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