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Revellers create man-made sand sanctuary to avoid New Year's alcohol ban

Revellers create man-made sand sanctuary to avoid New Year's alcohol ban They added a table and then waited for the tide to move back in so they could open their drinks and comfortably spend some of the evening on their man-made sanctuary. According to Stuff New Zealand , had the official known about the plan he "probably would have joined them". As per reports of stuff .co.nz, on New Year's Eve , they drank into the night while watching the fireworks. [Full Article...]

Apple Korea pledges to support battery replacement costs

Apple Korea pledges to support battery replacement costs The iOS 10.2.1 update had tweaks to downgrade the processor's performance on iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE devices. It's worth noting that Apple didn't really provide an explanation as to why its batteries were prone to shutting down in the first place, which necessitated the throttling of older devices. [Full Article...]

Nokia 3310 4G expected to run Android-based YunOS

Coming back to the most-anticipated smartphone - Nokia 9 - the company is hosting an event on January 19 where it finally plans to unveil the flagship smartphone. While there are no information about Nokia 4 as of now. We sure are excited to see what Nokia comes up with next year. As of now, two models of the Nokia 6 (2018 ) were certified by TENAA , but the latest certification of t... [Full Article...]

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren share first photos of their newborn son

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren share first photos of their newborn son The nine-year-old couple welcome their new boy, Hayes Alba Warren , into the world on the 31st of December announcing the good news to the world on Monday via their individual Instagram accounts . Proud pa Warren has also chimed in, revealing the little one arrived a few days early. 'You have two unbelievable sisters who already adore you and I know you'll be thankful to have them guide the wa... [Full Article...]

Protester kills policeman as Iran bloodshed worsens

Protester kills policeman as Iran bloodshed worsens Iranian citizens are "completely free to express their criticism of the government or stage protests", he said, "in a way that would lead to the improvement of the country's conditions". Iran is failing at every level despite the bad deal made with them by the Obama Administration. "Those who damage public property, disrupt order and break the law must be responsible for their behaviour and pay ... [Full Article...]

South Korea seizes second tanker suspected of delivering oil to N. Korea

South Korea seizes second tanker suspected of delivering oil to N. Korea The United Nations Security Council last month approved its strongest sanctions yet on North Korea - a move that Pyongyang described as an "act of war". Cho told a media conference he expects the two Koreas to focus on bringing a North Korean delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which begin next month, should the talks be held on January 9. [Full Article...]

DeRozan Goes For 52 in Raptors Win

DeRozan Goes For 52 in Raptors Win Kyle Lowry chipped in with 26 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Raptors extended their home win streak to 12 consecutive games. Eric Bledsoe paced Milwaukee with 29 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo pitched in 26 with nine rebounds in defeat. [Full Article...]

Doctors all set to go on 12-hour strike

Doctors all set to go on 12-hour strike The medical fraternity claims that the NMC in the present form is not acceptable to them and the bill is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character. "This would make medical education unaffordable and also perpetuate corruption", they argue. Besides other provisions, the bill also seeks to allow practitioners of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, S... [Full Article...]

Amber Alert issued for 2 children after suspicious death in Round Rock

Amber Alert issued for 2 children after suspicious death in Round Rock Police in Round Rock are searching for 14-year-old Lilianais Griffith and seven-year-old Luluvioletta Bandera-Margaret. Police say Terry Miles is a person of interest in the death and possible abduction. There is also a white sticker on the upper right hand corner of the rear window. She has curly brown hair and brown eyes. "Luluvioletta is described as standing 4'4" tall and weighing 75 ... [Full Article...]

Kim vows North Korea will mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles

Kim vows North Korea will mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles But he also made it clear that his country would not give up its nuclear and missile programs, and he claimed that a "nuclear button" is always on his desk. However, Kim appeared to extend an olive branch toward South Korea, wishing it success in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. "Officials from the two Koreas may urgently meet to discuss the possibility", Kim said. [Full Article...]

Very cold to start the year

Very cold to start the year The high should reach 5 degrees. Temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s for New Year's Eve and stay there throughout the week. High temperatures will range from 0° to the north, to right around 15° in the southern part of the viewing area. [Full Article...]

Lorde and NZ accused of prejudice against Israel

Lorde and NZ accused of prejudice against Israel According to Jerusalem Post journalist Amy Spiro, Israel's Culture Minister Miri Regev released his own statement asking Lorde to think twice about cancelling, in which he said: "Lorde, I'm hoping you can be a "pure heroine" like the title of your first album". [Full Article...]

Extreme cold warning issued for York, Durham regions

Extreme cold warning issued for York, Durham regions Latest indications, according to Environment Canada, are "that these very cold conditions will persist into New Year's Day and potentially Tuesday". If you're going out for New Year's Eve, you could be ringing in 2018 with windchill values near minus 35. [Full Article...]

Oakville's 2018 Polar Bear Dip Cancelled

Oakville's 2018 Polar Bear Dip Cancelled But organizers added they'd like individuals to post videos of their own "mini-Polar Bear Dip" with the hashtag #daretodip. An estimated 600 people are expected to take part, according to the City of Boston . The L Street Brownies plunge is slated to kick off at 9 a.m. on January 1 at the Curley Community Center, 1663 Columbia Road in South Boston. Thanks to Troop 111, you can jump into the f... [Full Article...]

India, Pak exchange lists of nuke installations, prisoners

India, Pak exchange lists of nuke installations, prisoners A differently abled minor, Hasnain, was repatriated to Pakistan through the Wagah border. The Indian side also asked Pakistan to speed up the confirmation of the nationality another 58 Pakistani nationals, including four fishermen, who had completed their prison terms. [Full Article...]

Boy, 16, held after parents, sister and family friend shot dead

Boy, 16, held after parents, sister and family friend shot dead The victims were identified as 44-year-old Steven Kologi and 42-year-old Linda Kologi. "The grandfather of the suspect as well as the brother of the suspect thankfully left the home", Gramiccioni said. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Andrea Tozzi, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 800-533-7443, or Detective Michael Verdadiero of the Long Branch Poli... [Full Article...]

We don't slow phones with old batteries like Apple: Samsung, LG

We don't slow phones with old batteries like Apple: Samsung, LG It was only stuck in explaining that the changes it made result shutdowns that are temporary on fewer older models of iPhones having degraded batteries, lately after a controversy ignited again. Some people are already suing Apple and seeking class action status. Besides the battery replacement offer, Apple said that in early 2018, it will issue an iOS software update with new features that ... [Full Article...]

Abbas condemns proposal to annex West Bank settlements

Abbas condemns proposal to annex West Bank settlements The settlers, however, are already subject to Israeli civilian law. Abbas said the non-binding vote by the central committee of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party on Sunday "could not be taken without the full support of the United States administration". [Full Article...]

Scotland welcomes first babies of 2018

Scotland welcomes first babies of 2018 The first is understood to have been Harry Jacob Ferguson, who arrived just past midnight at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin. First-time mother Emma MacDonald, 29, gave birth to 7lb 2oz baby girl, Bonnie Petrucci. Lully Siobhan Duggan made her arrival on Christmas morning at 12.27am. Oliver, at 7lb 3oz, was born at 12.30am. It total, five babies have been born in the Coombe this year. [Full Article...]

Trump says 'no more' aid to Pakistan

US President Donald Trump's administration is strongly considering whether to withhold $255 million United States dollars in aid to Pakistan as it feels Islamabad is not doing enough to counter terrorism, the New York Times reported. Both US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley and US Secy of State Rex Tillerson have sharpened their attack on Pakistan in recent times and asked for accountability in r... [Full Article...]


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