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Up to 10 cm of snow expected Christmas Eve, Environment Canada says

Up to 10 cm of snow expected Christmas Eve, Environment Canada says The Greater Toronto Area can expect the storm to move in Sunday afternoon, bringing 15 to 20 cm of snow to the region. Phillips adds that strong winds will be a dominating factor with Monday's snowfall for Atlantic Canada; gusts between 70 and 90 kilometres per hour are expected across the Maritimes, with gusts as strong as 100 km/h possible. [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother to visit Pakistan tomorrow: Foreign office

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother to visit Pakistan tomorrow: Foreign office Pakistan on Wednesday issued visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother to visit Islamabad to meet the Indian prisoner on death row on Monday. They will arrive here by a commercial flight and leave the same day after the meeting, it said. [Full Article...]

Blaze at London Zoo kills aardvark

Blaze at London Zoo kills aardvark Smoke rises from the Adventure cafe and shop near the Meerkat enclosure at London Zoo following a fire earlier Saturday. "At present one aardvark is now unaccounted for". "A number of zoo staff have been treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and shock", the zoo said in a statement . More than 70 firefighters attended the incident, which was brought under control by 9.16am. [Full Article...]

Jio New Year Dhamaka offer

Jio New Year Dhamaka offer But Vodafone falls short of Reliance Jio though as the new entrant is offering 1.2GB data per day for the same price. All Locals calls are free in both the plans. Priced at Rs 198, this new prepaid recharge plan is the newest and lowest priced recharge plan under the unlimited range of offers from Vodafone that will take care of both voice and data needs of the customers, the company said. [Full Article...]

More girls, kept in 'prison-like' situation, rescued from Delhi ashram

More girls, kept in 'prison-like' situation, rescued from Delhi ashram DCW chief Swati Maliwal, who was present during the raid, said the same prison-like situation was found at the Mohan Garden site, where 21 girls were living in similar conditions. The CBI should urgently close down these ashrams and arrest the Baba . All girls should be rescued. "Further, CBI should also investigate the role of police and netas in the matter". [Full Article...]

Snow in eastern Missouri means white Christmas likely

Snow in eastern Missouri means white Christmas likely Most of the impacted areas will see a quick 5 cm of snow, but localized totals will exceed 10cm. Through Saturday morning, a swath of freezing rain is expected to coat the southern and central ME counties with less than half an inch of ice while snow falls in more northern parts of the state, likely changing to sleet and freezing rain by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service... [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer And Fox News Blast Tom Hanks' Donald Trump "Snub"

Sean Spicer And Fox News Blast Tom Hanks' Donald Trump I'll admit it. I started crying the first time I saw Tom Hanks' Ben Bradlee walk through a bustling newsroom in The Post , and I'm pretty sure that's what Steven Spielberg wanted. "So, I would probably vote not to go (to a White House screening)". Hanks stars alongside Meryl Steep who portrays the character of the newspaper's publisher, Katherine Graham. [Full Article...]

Senator: Firing Mueller can be 'gross abuse of energy'

Senator: Firing Mueller can be 'gross abuse of energy' More than 40 former US attorneys and Republican officials signed two separate letters to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, the first lawmaker to openly demand Mueller's firing , discussed the special counsel's investigation with Trump aboard Air Force One earlier this month ahead of a rally in Florida. [Full Article...]

How the new United States tax law affects the art world

How the new United States tax law affects the art world For a couple filing jointly, the brackets will be 10 percent for taxable income up to $19,050, 12 percent on $19,050 up to $77,400, 22 percent on income to $165,000, 24 percent up to $315,000, 32 percent to $400,000, 35 percent to $600,000 and 37 percent on income above $600,000. [Full Article...]

Jai Ram Thakur is the new Himachal Chief Minister, says BJP

Jai Ram Thakur is the new Himachal Chief Minister, says BJP Other names doing the rounds were of party legislators Suresh Bhardwaj and Rajeev Bindal. He lauded PK Dhumal's efforts and said, "I want to thank Prem Kumar Dhumal ji who proposed my name supported by JP Nadda, and Shanta Kumar ji". The decision was taken at a meeting of BJP MLAs. Hailing from a humble background, Thakur was born into an agricultural family in Mandi district in 1965. [Full Article...]

Fire hits Philippine mall; 2 dozen employees feared trapped

Fire hits Philippine mall; 2 dozen employees feared trapped It is unclear when firefighters can break into most areas of the mall, where the blaze was put under control Sunday morning although smoke continued to billow from the building. "The fire started at the third floor particularly at the furniture section going to the fourth floor going to the SSC call center office", Gaspan told the Inquirer . [Full Article...]

USA may recognize Israel as Jewish state: Hamas chief

USA may recognize Israel as Jewish state: Hamas chief Israeli troops on Saturday injured two more Palestinian youths as protests in the besieged Gaza Strip continued against the USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007 and continues to oppose Israel's military rule over the West Bank and its blockade of the Gaza Strip alongside Egypt. [Full Article...]

NORAD Santa Tracker: Where's the big guy at?

NORAD Santa Tracker: Where's the big guy at? This way the military will know where the Santa's sled is at all times. Google is releasing its Santa Tracker for another year. Google's festive Santa Tracker is available to download, but the actual "tracker" won't be unlocked until Xmas eve, December 24th. [Full Article...]

RK Nagar By-poll: Dinakaran Leading

RK Nagar By-poll: Dinakaran Leading As per the latest update on the result of RK Nagar by-election, ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran is leading the race with 10,391 votes, while E Madhusudhanan of the merged EPS-OPS factions of the AIADMK and N Maruthu Ganesh of the DMK trail. [Full Article...]

Two heterosexual men marry to avoid tax bill

Two straight men who are best friends have done what many mates have joked about before - they got married. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Ireland in 2015. "I told him that it was a great idea but that I would have to sell the house as I would have to pay inheritance tax, massive tax". Donal Moloney, who photographed the wedding , said Mr O'Sullivan had told a "lovely story" about his new... [Full Article...]

Mahadayi water sharing: Siddaramaiah writes to Goa, Maharashtra CMs for meeting

Mahadayi water sharing: Siddaramaiah writes to Goa, Maharashtra CMs for meeting The protesters said Yeddyurappa had met them in November, promising to hand over an "agreement copy" saying that Goa will release 7.56 tmc ft of water to meet the drinking water needs of Hubballi-Dharwad, Nargund, Navalgund, Badami, Ron, Gadag and around 100 villages. [Full Article...]

Armed Forces Bowl: 3 takeaways from San Diego State-Army

Armed Forces Bowl: 3 takeaways from San Diego State-Army Don't play for overtime in bowl games. Army had the ball for over 46 of the game's 60 minutes. Penny had 14 carries for a whopping 221 yards and four touchdowns. He also added a kick return and punt return touchdown in that stretch. Two straight wins over Navy and now a big bowl win to give Army a 10-win season, its first since 1996. [Full Article...]

Who will be the next Gujarat CM? BJP leaders meet to decide

Who will be the next Gujarat CM? BJP leaders meet to decide Vaghani told media persons that party leaders would meet again and, with the consent of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani , will decide on the probable names for the cabinet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi , BJP president Amit Shah and chief ministers of 18 BJP-ruled states have been invited to the ceremony. Ahead of Rupani's election as chief minister, the BJP, which won 99 seats in the 182-member ... [Full Article...]

Deadly, Slow-Moving Storm Batters Southern Philippines

Deadly, Slow-Moving Storm Batters Southern Philippines This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. The storm barrelled to the west with its 400-km wide rain band drenching most of the country's second largest island. "Initial information reports (deaths) due to flash flood". "Lanao del Sur province is the poorest in the Philippines , and in the past seven months there have been around 350,000 people displaced in that pr... [Full Article...]

Apple's iPhone Slowdowns Have Customers Hurrying to Court

Apple's iPhone Slowdowns Have Customers Hurrying to Court While this case seems to be focused primarily on the iPhone 7 - which just recently was updated with the battery/performance balancing feature - we have to imagine this won't be the only lawsuit Apple sees because of this feature. They allege it intentionally interfered with the phones to damage them, which became a "substantial factor in causing ... to replace iPhones, buy new batteries, or los... [Full Article...]


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