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Australian man charged over Irish dad's stab death

Australian man charged over Irish dad's stab death It is not clear what prompted the altercation. He was treated at the Royal Perth Hospital before he was pronounced dead. The victim has been named locally as Charles John McCarthy, who is a father-of-two from Cork , who had been living in Perth, Western Australia for a number of years. [Full Article...]

South Korea's cryptocurrency clampdown hits bitcoin price

The steps will include a ban on opening anonymous cryptocurrency accounts and new legislation to allow regulators to close virtual coin exchanges if needed, a measure recommended by the justice ministry, the statement said. Bitcoin has tumbled after South Korea announced new rules for trading. A major issue Korean traders face are the discrepancies in prices which can be much higher on local e... [Full Article...]

Facebook ends its 'Aadhaar prompt' sign-up in India after backlash

Facebook ends its 'Aadhaar prompt' sign-up in India after backlash Silicon Valley tech companies have been exploring using Aadhaar with their products in India, a large and increasingly important market for nearly all of them. According to a government reply in Parliament earlier this year, over 200 government websites published names of beneficiaries of welfare schemes with their addresses and Aadhaar numbers. [Full Article...]

Maryland has much to worry about in Trump's tax bill

Maryland has much to worry about in Trump's tax bill H.R. 1 is the first overhaul of the federal tax code since 1986. House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, right, confers with Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the top Democrat, as the panel meets early Wednesday, Dec. Two features in the law - a child tax credit and a $10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions - won't adjust to keep pace with inflation , thereby reducing their ... [Full Article...]

South Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement flawed, urges follow-up measures

South Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement flawed, urges follow-up measures Moon has directed his government to compile a new policy on the issue, but a high-level official at the presidential office indicated that a decision on the matter will likely be taken early next month as it is necessary to hear the opinions of the women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels. [Full Article...]

Law against Triple Talaq will bring major relief, claim victims

Law against Triple Talaq will bring major relief, claim victims There was business as usual in the Rajya Sabha for the first time in this winter session on Thursday after finance minister Arun Jaitley clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech during a Gujarat election campaign didn't question his predecessor Manmohan Singh's commitment to the nation. [Full Article...]

At least 40 dead in multiple Kabul blasts: interior ministry

At least 40 dead in multiple Kabul blasts: interior ministry He said five people had been killed and 21 injured, but added that the toll was likely to change. According to one survivor, social activists had gathered at the Tebyan social and cultural activity center for a meeting when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. [Full Article...]

Instagram makes its 'recommended post' feature live for all

Instagram makes its 'recommended post' feature live for all The only difference is that previously, the recommendations appeared in the "Explore" section of the site while now, the recommended posts will be visible in one's home feed. Whenever a popular social networking platform adds a new feature, it does not go down well with all the users. Instagram started testing the feature last month when only a handful of people were able to access it. [Full Article...]

Frustrated Pakistan once again violates ceasefire, targets Indian posts

Frustrated Pakistan once again violates ceasefire, targets Indian posts The strike was conducted by a small group of four-five Indian "Ghatak" commandos. This has prompted Pakistan to up the ante, the analysis also said. "The false claims by India about the alleged cross LoC adventures are a figment of their imagination and counter-productive for peace and tranquility on the LoC". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation election boycott campaign may be illegal

Russian Federation election boycott campaign may be illegal Mr. Navalny has built his political career and popularity on exposing corruption among members of Mr. Putin's inner circle. Speaking before the vote, Navalny told the commission that their decision to bar him would be a vote "not against me, but against 16,000 people who have nominated me, against 200,000 volunteers who have been canvassing for me". [Full Article...]

Driver distracted by Musk's rocket nearly sends a Corolla into orbit

The SpaceX rocket launch last Friday captivated a huge, wide-eyed audience on earth, whether viewers caught the sight on the ground in California or by watching on social media. However, the massive rocket has been moved to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, from where it will launch, and Musk shared the first-ever photographs of the rocket from the space center. [Full Article...]

Lake Effect Snow Blankets Upstate New York

Lake Effect Snow Blankets Upstate New York Lows each night will drop to near zero. Heavy, lake-effect snow is being blamed for causing crashes and stranding vehicles in the Oswego County town of Boylston, in the Tug Hill Plateau about 40 miles north of Syracuse. Hypothermia and frostbite are possible in such cold conditions - it is strongly advised that people bundle up and limit time outside. Meanwhile, a wind chill advisory is in e... [Full Article...]

Trump hits the golf course after Christmas

Trump hits the golf course after Christmas Trump travelled from his Mar-a-Lago resort on Tuesday to the Trump International Golf Club to play golf with Georgia Senator David Perdue, PGA tour player Bryson DeChambeau and former pro golfer Dana Quigley, the White House said. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said at a press conference in March that Trump uses golf as a busines tactic to foster relationships with those he's working with, ... [Full Article...]

'Calcium, vitamin D supplements not harmful for older people'

'Calcium, vitamin D supplements not harmful for older people' Dr. Jia-Guo Zhao, a researcher in the department of orthopedic surgery at Tianjin Hospital in China believes that improving the lifestyle, getting enough exercise and enough sunshine, and adjusting the diet may be more important than taking these supplements. [Full Article...]

Alabama Children's Health Insurance Program gets brief extension

CHIP is a low cost, publicly-funded health care option for children and pregnant women who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to purchase private health care insurance. It was passed by the Finance Committee with unanimous support. Why is health care for our children being disrupted? But now, the benefits Lopez relies on for her three children's annual check-ups and to keep an ... [Full Article...]

Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem In a short post on his official Facebook account, Morales said he made a decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv after talking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. The video showed Netanyahu speaking on Christmas eve from Jerusalem. "I told you recently that there will be other countries that would recognize Jerusalem and announce the transfer of their embassies to it". [Full Article...]

HQ Trivia is coming soon to Android

HQ Trivia is coming soon to Android Users have ten seconds per-question to select an answer, so that they can't quickly be looked up, and if they correctly guess all 12 they will win or split a $2,000 cash prize (recently increased from $1,000, though on weekends, bonus rounds can offer much larger pots) with the other winners. [Full Article...]

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) Research Coverage Started at BTIG Research

Rathbone Brothers Plc increased its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc Usd0.000001 Common Stock ( ATVI ) by 3.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baillie Gifford & holds 0.08% or 918,514 shares. Oakbrook holds 0.21% or 49,750 shares in its portfolio. Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $239.12 million activity. [Full Article...]

Huawei's 2018 roadmap leaked, P20 to launch early next year

Huawei's 2018 roadmap leaked, P20 to launch early next year If the leaked roadmap turns out to be accurate, Huawei will make the Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Lite smartphones available for purchase in more markets in the first half of 2018. The image of the roadmap also shows Huawei B525, that could be a wireless router. Although there is no confirmation as to what the Chinese tech firm will have for its fans, someone seems to have shot one of the slide... [Full Article...]

Police identify victims in Tuesday night's triple homicide

Police identify victims in Tuesday night's triple homicide Officers were called to a home in the 3900 block of N 37th Street shortly before 8 p.m.to investigate a shooting Tuesday. The victims have been identified as 69-year-old John W. John Dalton Jr. was arrested in Tennessee on Wednesday. . Police still had not located Dalton Wednesday afternoon and said he was considered armed and risky. [Full Article...]


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