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by | December 15, 2017 | 16:59

On Friday, Pence is set to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and visit President Reuven Rivlin in his Jerusalem residence. As vice president, Pence can cast a tie-breaking vote in the U.S. The vice president also plans to travel to Egypt. Pence will meet on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and deliver an address to the Knesset and later dine with Netanyahu.

by | December 15, 2017 | 17:02

Sechin claimed in written testimony that Ulyukayev was extorting a bribe in exchange for issuing a positive assessment of Rosneft's bid to take over another oil company, Bashneft. Sechin has flaunted repeated court orders to testify as a witness at Ulyukayev's trial, citing urgent matters of business. Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin and a strong advocate of less state control over the economy, criticised the verdict.

by | December 15, 2017 | 16:49

West Wind Aviation said care is being provided to the 22 passengers and three crew of flight WEW282. West Wind Aviation says investigators will look at weather at the time, pilot error and mechanical error as possible factors that caused the crash.

by | December 15, 2017 | 16:26

Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal, for the government , submitted that the deadline for linking of "everything", including bank accounts, with Aadhaar has already been extended from December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The five-judge bench would start final hearings of all pending petitions demanding the authority of Aadhaar from January 10. "This will ensure clarity for citizens on the one hand and for the Union and the state governments and the instrumentalities on the other hand", the bench ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 16:08

A California firefighter died Thursday while battling the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, KSWB reported . He is survived by his wife, Ashley, who is pregnant, and their 2-year-old daughter. Thursday's tally of suppression costs for the so-called Thomas fire comes from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Hampered by strong winds and dry conditions that have been felt in the region for more than a week, firefighters have slowly been making progress as they work ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 15:35

The directive orders NASA "to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars", spokesman Hogan Gidley later said in a statement . The policy directive marks the official reversal of the Obama administration's plan to visit an asteroid and fly to Mars by the mid-2030s . "NASA looks forward to supporting the president's directive strategically aligning our work to return humans to the Moon, travel to Mars and opening the deeper ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 15:02

He said he urged them to "start talking about talks", a commitment he didn't get. "It's not realistic to say we're only going to talk if you come to the table ready to give up your programme", he said, alluding to North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:29

The three-judge bench said it found no evidence that Khan had contravened the law, although the Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to investigate whether Khan's Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party had received funding from overseas. Khan had faced being disqualified from holding political office over charges including unreported assets, namely the funds he used to buy a scenic, sprawling property in the Bani Gala hills on the outskirts of the capital Islamabad .

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:42

The array of Presidents and Prime Ministers joined environmentalists and business executives including Elon Musk and Bill Gates at the One Planet Summit, on the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement . "The vast majority of American people are committed to live by the Paris agreement". "It doesn't matter that Donald Trump backed out of the Paris Agreement, because the private sector didn't drop out, the public sector didn't drop out, universities didn't drop out, no one dropped ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:39

Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF) says its survey of refugee camps in Bangladesh put the death toll at around 9,000 between 25 August and 24 September. After the two journalists, Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were reported missing on the evening of 12 December, the government said in a statement the next day that they had been arrested for planning "to send important security documents regarding security forces in Rakhine state to foreign agencies overseas".

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:37

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who flew to Millas by helicopter, said the process of identifying the victims was "extremely difficult". However, authorities have yet to announce whether the incident involved casualties. Authorities urged drivers to avoid the route where the accident took place. "The state is fully mobilised to help them". The Education Minister's office released a statement saying Jean-Michel Blanquer would visit to support students, teachers, families and the educational ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:55

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to social media Thursday to criticize a press conference held earlier in the day by US ambassador to the U.N. -We will counter threats to the United States and our allies from ballistic missiles and other asymmetric weapons. The Saudi-led intervention began in March 2015, while former U.S.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:50

The Gandhi scion would be handed over the certificate appointing him as the party president in the presence of Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders. "When the Congress party was in power, he used to frequently get out due to hit-wicket, and in the Opposition, he had been throwing "no-balls".

by | December 15, 2017 | 11:22

There are 500,000 children on the program in these states . It is time that Glenn Thompson stops using the health and lives of Pennsylvania children as political pawns to advance the Republican agenda of cutting spending on services so they can help pay for the tax cuts they just gave to their wealthy friends.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:48

What's more, his brother got accepted into Stanford recently. "Those goals we set for each other kind of caused us to become real competitive and push each other to do the best we can", said Alex, of his and his brother's success. "People really love the amount of support and how insane everyone went. It was like the whole school's accomplishment". "I just shed a tear watching this awesome moment in this young man's life & all of his friends enjoying it along with him", Tichina Arnold wrote.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:31

John Skelton is now serving 10-15 years at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia. Anyone with information about the boys' disappearance is asked to contact the Michigan State Police online or by calling 517-636-0689. The brothers were last seen in John Skelton's backyard on the day they were supposed to be returned to their mother. UPDATE: Michigan State Police has released a statement on the investigation, saying that there has been no confirmed connection proven to link ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:31

To try and shed light on the issue, Cambridge researchers investigated whether the increasing size of wine glasses has contributed to the rise in wine consumption. The study involved online searches and chats with experts in antique glassware to obtain measurements of 411 wine glasses from 1700 to modern day. Bigger glasses, the report says, contribute to higher consumption and bigger profits in bars and restaurants, and the 250-millilitre offering is increasingly prevalent.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:17

Exit poll prediction by Today's Chanakya for Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP 135 ± 11 (Plus/Minus 11) seats; Congress: 47 ± 11 (Plus/Minus 11) seats; Others: 0 ± 3 (Plus/Minus 3) seats. According to India Today-Axis, the BJP will win 99-113 seats in Gujarat, while the Congress is likely to get somewhere between 68 and 84 seats. In Centra Gujarat, BJP is likely to win 21-27 seats with 47 per cent vote share; Congress- 13-19 seats with 42 cent vote share.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:04

Earlier this month, Moscow said it was ready to help facilitate talks between Washington and Pyongyang, with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stating that "North Korea wants to talk to the U.S. Instead of the promise of total verifiable, complete denuclearization, Tillerson simply asked for a "period of quiet", where they pause testing nuclear devices and ballistic missiles.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:56

Its founder and spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, was a hero to many Palestinians who were frustrated with the lack of results from the peace process. "The terror facilities were used as training & weapons storage compounds", the IDF spokesperson tweeted. Israeli aircraft struck three Hamas facilities before dawn after the latest rocket salvo, Israel's military said.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:24

Delayed by nearly a month due to the polls, this Session will have fewer sittings than the usual-it has 14 work days compared to 21 in the last Winter Session-but the Government is hopeful of pushing its legislative agenda in the short time.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:23

Maruna is a 22-year-old student at Youngstown State University; the "boy" was supposed to be 15. Maruna allegedly sent conversations that were sexually graphic, nude pictures of himself and agreed to meet in person. After the officer told Maruna he was 15, Maruna reportedly replied that he didn't believe in age. In addition to the refreshments, Maruna also had a bottle of Astroglide lubrication and Vaseline lotion and him when he was arrested.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:16

Jaafari said that anyone who wants to participate in the counterterrorism operation should coordinate with the Syrian government and respect its sovereignty rather than relying on an illegal military presence on the Syrian territory. Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Tuesday that the U.S. does not believe Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will stay in power, adding that it may take time for the Syrian people to be able to vote for their next leader.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:16

Others would rather have Santa trap them in the chimney than spend the season sweeping up pine needles and crawling under the tree to refill the water. Some recycled cut trees are used as soil erosion barriers or wildlife habitats. Joyce Cavanagh, the extension specialist, said fires started by Christmas trees are rare, but cautions homeowners and renters to take precautions.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:02

This grassroots crusade is a response to the federal shortening of the enrollment period by several weeks, the reduction of enrollment hours, plans to close the enrollment website every Sunday through the enrollment period and cutting the marketing budget by 90 percent.

by | December 15, 2017 | 07:35

The 29-year-old Jisha , a Dalit law student studying at the Ernakulam's Government Law College was raped and murdered on April 28, 2016 at her residence in Kuruppampadi area. The other such case in Kerala that had seen such speedy process was the sensational Soumya rape-murder case in which the process was completed in ten months.

by | December 15, 2017 | 05:36

Two students were airlifted to a hospital in Tampa with serious injuries, and two more were taken by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. He and the school-bus driver, 59-year-old Selena Hawthorne of Lake Placid, suffered minor injuries. Semi-trailer truck driver Stanley Lockwood, 45, of Orlando, was cited for careless driving, according to State troopers.

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:50

The man who suffered serious injuries in the ordeal was also taken to hospital for treatment and is now in non-life-threatening condition. The attacker fled the scene, but police say a female suspect was later found and taken into custody.

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:40

At the same time, the hub's emergency shutdown system worked properly and gas deliveries were halted in time, he added. Asked what rate flows would resume at, a spokesman for Gas Connect Austria said they would be built up progressively and further information would be provided on Wednesday morning.

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:30

This is in line with the Centre last week informing the Supreme Court that it is willing to extend till March 31 the deadline fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes. Former Karnataka High Court Judge Justice K.S. Puttuswamy, Magsaysay awardee Shanta Sinha, feminist researcher Kalyani Sen Menon and many others have challenged the validity of Aadhaar Act on the grounds that it violates the fundamental right to privacy.

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:14

Police detained him as they approached ground floor elevators and took him for questioning. Britain First leader Paul Golding has been arrested by police investigating speeches made at a rally in August, Sky sources say. Ms Fransen, who gained global notoriety after her Islamophobic tweets were shared by Donald Trump , claimed Mr Goulding was arrested on "trumped-up charges".

by | December 14, 2017 | 16:53

Pakistan strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, voicing its concern "over the implications of this decision for global peace and security, especially in the Middle East", according to a Foreign Office statement.

by | December 14, 2017 | 16:51

Uber recently charged an IL woman $925 for a ride that normally would cost $120, and a New Year's Eve customer in Edmonton was charged more than $1,000 for a surge pricing ride. A man was charged more than ten grand for a 5-mile Uber ride . The public shaming eventually got results. Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah, 27, who is a cab driver from Brooklyn, set off the homemade pipe bomb device prematurely while walking through the subway transit tunnel between the terminal and Penn ...