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Yashwant Sinha detained briefly for leading anti-government farmer protest in Maharashtra

Yashwant Sinha detained briefly for leading anti-government farmer protest in Maharashtra District Magistrate Aastik Kumar Pande hinted that 6-7 of Sinha's demands have been accepted and maintained that the 79-year-old BJP leader was arrested along with the farmers as they refused to stop the " dharna ". The excuse about NAFED purchase is not valid as BJP-ruled states like MP and Gujarat have been procuring the produce through their own procurement systems. [Full Article...]

Australia bans foreign donations to political parties after China controversy

Australia will ban foreign interference in its politics - either through espionage or financial donations - in a move motivated largely by Russia's alleged involvement in last year's US election and China's growing influence on the global political landscape. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom review: Manchester concert attack might have been stopped

United Kingdom review: Manchester concert attack might have been stopped The report looked at how Britain's top security agency, MI5, and police, handled the four terror attacks in Britain between March and June of this year. The attack at Parsons Green, on 15 September, was not covered by the report. Abedi could have been stopped had MI5 interpreted two key bits of intelligence differently according to the findings of Ex-counter terror chief David Anderson. [Full Article...]

Loofe Investigator Says There Is Evidence Of Foul Play

Loofe Investigator Says There Is Evidence Of Foul Play Loofe's body was recovered just days after Nebraska police named two people as persons of interest in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of the Lincoln resident. Boswell and a roommate, Aubrey Trail, 51, lived in Wilber, and authorities say that is the last place that Sydney was seen. "I haven't heard from her since, ' Boswell said". [Full Article...]

Lebanon's PM rescinds resignation as government agrees deal

Lebanon's PM rescinds resignation as government agrees deal The cabinet meeting on Tuesday where the statement was agreed was the first since Hariri's resignation plunged the country into political crisis. Hariri's planned departure was seen as the latest fallout from the proxy war between Sunni-majority Saudia Arabia and Shiite-majority Iran , who back different sides in Syria and Yemen's civil wars. [Full Article...]

Threat of rain increases as cold front approaches

Threat of rain increases as cold front approaches Rain will become by midnight, continuing into early Wednesday morning. High: 50's, falling in the 30s late afternoon. Over an inch of rain could fall by Thursday afternoon. Partly cloudy and cool. High 54F. Winds S at 15 to 25 miles per hour. The rain risk will be 80 percent. Given the low sun angle in December, it's always a challenge to try to forecast just how readily the fog will bu... [Full Article...]

Weather warning issued as Storm Caroline approaches

Weather warning issued as Storm Caroline approaches The UK is bracing itself for another winter storm as Caroline prepares to bring strong winds and heavy rain. The two previous named storms were Aileen in September and Brian in October. "The most frequent showers and greatest risk of snow settling, which may cause disruption, will be for areas exposed to a north to northwesterly winds". [Full Article...]

Will Netflix's 'The Ranch' Continue Without Fired Danny Masterson?

Will Netflix's 'The Ranch' Continue Without Fired Danny Masterson? Masterson co-starred on " The Ranch ", about a dysfunctional family on a ranch in Colorado, with his longtime friend and former " That '70s Show " co-star Aston Kuthcer. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused'. The Church of Scientology reportedly tried to cover up the allegations against Masterson. [Full Article...]

Deutsche Bank turns over Trump documents after Mueller subpoena

Deutsche Bank turns over Trump documents after Mueller subpoena Trump got a $106 million loan from Deutsche Bank in 2011 to buy Doral, the golf resort in Miami, according to property filings with the local land register. The lion's share, a $170-million loan, relates to the luxury hotel the Trump Organization opened in Washington, D.C. inside the refurbished Old Post Office building. [Full Article...]

Former premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter depart for London

Former premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter depart for London The court has summoned three prosecution witnesses to record their statements, while one witness Tayyab has recorded his statement to the court. They have been granted a week-long exemption from appearing in Accountability Court from Dec 5 to Dec 11 during yesterday's hearing. [Full Article...]

Truckers protest electronic logging device mandate

Truckers protest electronic logging device mandate In his letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Hill said implementation would cause a burden to both drivers and operators. "But you have 11 hours of driving you have to do within that 14 hour time period, including getting fuel, and a mandatory 30 minute break". "You go somewhere to pick up a load; you sit in the dock for nearly two to three hours". [Full Article...]

San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard discusses injury rehab

San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard discusses injury rehab Jackson was held to seven points in the second half on 3-for-10 shooting as San Antonio clamped down defensively to win after falling to Oklahoma City on Sunday. Stanley Johnson added 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. They are now fourth in the conference with a 14-8 record. An intriguing aspect of this situation is that starting small forward Kyle Anderson left Sunday's game with a... [Full Article...]

Crowd releases Saakashvili from police van

Saakashvili fell out with Poroshenko over accusations that Kiev was failing to make good on the fight against corruption. But he quit in 2016, complaining that his efforts to root out corruption suffered official obstruction. Saakashvili forced his way across Ukraine's border with Poland earlier this year, with help from protesters. Hundreds of protesters had been blocking the police van with Sa... [Full Article...]

John Oliver Confronts Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

John Oliver Confronts Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment Allegations Hoffman apologised for "anything I might have done to have put [Anna Graham Hunter] in an uncomfortable situation" after she alleged he used sexual language towards her and groped her bottom on the set of Death Of A Salesman in 1985, when she was 17. [Full Article...]

Parents of bullying victim who hanged herself are targeted by sick trolls

Parents of bullying victim who hanged herself are targeted by sick trolls The teen had left a letter apologizing to her family where she also referred to herself as a "loser" and "ugly". "I'm sorry mum and dad, I love you", she wrote. Charlene and Freddie are still trying to come to terms with what happened to their precious daughter, and they admit they "don't know" what ultimately went wrong . [Full Article...]

Another Conyers Accuser Comes Forward, Says Congressman Groped Her in Church

Another Conyers Accuser Comes Forward, Says Congressman Groped Her in Church The New York Times was first to report the story. Ian Conyers, the grandson of the Michigan Democrat's brother, told The New York Times he plans on announcing that he will not return to the House of Representatives after his term ends in 2018, mentioning his health as the reason for retiring. [Full Article...]

Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus: state media

Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus: state media Israel has acknowledged carrying out repeated air and missile strikes in Syria since the outbreak of the bloody civil war six years ago to stop arms deliveries to Hezbollah, with which it fought a devastating 2006 conflict. The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday that the Syrian government had accepted the Russian proposal to stop fighting in the area on No... [Full Article...]

4 dead in Wexford collision

4 dead in Wexford collision They had been due to attend a family funeral, and are understood to have arrived at Shannon airport just hours earlier . The cab of the truck turned sideways in the impact and jack-knifed, and was buried into the side of its own trailer. It's believed the collision may have involved two vehicles and there are injuries as a Garda spokesman confirmed they were at the scene of the "serious" crash. [Full Article...]

Judge refuses to free four Catalan leaders as elections near

Judge refuses to free four Catalan leaders as elections near Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido was unmoved by the arguments of Junqueras' supporters. Mr Puigdemont is leading his party's campaign, with polls predicting a close race between those for and against Catalan independence. Rajoy and fellow opponents of Catalan independence have hitched their hopes on a record turnout on December 21 to return a legislature in favor of unity with Sp... [Full Article...]

Russia Slaps Restrictions On 'Voice Of America' And 'Radio Free Europe'

Russia Slaps Restrictions On 'Voice Of America' And 'Radio Free Europe' Global news organizations have expressed concerns the practice could be broadened to include them as well. The move comes in response to a U.S. Justice Department requirement that RT, previously known as Russia Today, register as a foreign agent under a 1938 law because of its alleged role in interfering in U.S. [Full Article...]


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