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Children caught in conflict used as weapons of war

Children caught in conflict used as weapons of war In a new report, Unicef said there was widespread and blatant disregard for worldwide laws created to protect the most vulnerable. "As these attacks continue year after year, we can not become numb. Terrorist group Boko Haram has also targeted youths in northeast Nigeria and Cameroon . In Afghanistan, nearly 700 children were killed in the first 9 months of the year, while in Iraq and Syria, ... [Full Article...]

So long, farewell, Sound of Music actress Heather Menzies dies, aged 68

So long, farewell, Sound of Music actress Heather Menzies dies, aged 68 Maria (Julie Andrews) teaches the Von Trapp children. She was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme about a month ago, and her health declined rapidly, her son Ryan Urich said. Menzies-Urich's later television credits included the short-lived TV reboot of the science fiction hit film Logan's Run . Menzies-Urich's son, Ryan Urich, told USA entertainment trade daily Variety that his mother... [Full Article...]

Mark your calendars for Christmas-tree pickup

Mark your calendars for Christmas-tree pickup Before dropping off to recycle the city asks that you remove items like ornaments, tinsel, ribbons and lights from your tree. The holiday season continues, but as we enter the new year and Christmas trees come down, consider giving one more gift: to nature. [Full Article...]

Roy Moore files complaint seeking to stop election certification

Roy Moore files complaint seeking to stop election certification Ever since the election ended, Jones and even President Donald Trump have both recommended that Moore cease his grandstanding and concede the election. BuzzFeed News has reached out to Merrill and Moore for comment. In Wednesday's statement, Moore said his complaint also contained an affidavit from him that he successfully passed a polygraph examination that cleared him of sexual misconduct. [Full Article...]

SNOW ICE weather warning now in force

SNOW ICE weather warning now in force The Yellow Warning was issued by the Irish weather service today (Wednesday), telling the public to prepare for snow and ice across Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn's brother demands pardon, cites Trump's attacks on Federal Bureau of Investigation

Michael Flynn's brother demands pardon, cites Trump's attacks on Federal Bureau of Investigation On the contrary, the underlying facts are clear-cut and incriminating. Flynn, a major Trump supporter during the campaign, left the administration in disgrace shortly after assuming his senior post amid disclosures that he lied to officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russia's US envoy Sergey Kislyak. [Full Article...]

Friedman: US should not call West Bank 'occupied territory'

Friedman: US should not call West Bank 'occupied territory' According to a report on Israel's Kan Broadcasting Corporation, the State Department has objected to the request. A State Department official said in response to the report that there has been no change in USA policy regarding the West Bank, according to the Jerusalem Post . [Full Article...]

County Cork man dies after Perth incident

County Cork man dies after Perth incident During the row, he was struck in the head near the temple, apparently with a heavy screwdriver-type implement used to help load a fishing speargun. According to RTÉ , he has been named locally as Charles McCarthy, who was from Cork but was living in the area with his two children and his wife. [Full Article...]

Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) Shares Bought by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 3.75%. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 2,188 shares. Marathon Pete Corp now has $32.45B valuation. Its down 0.14, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 38 investors sold MRO shares while 190 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 227 raised stakes. [Full Article...]

Hospital visitors, patients and staff pay millions to park in Kent

Hospital visitors, patients and staff pay millions to park in Kent Peter Mitchell, director of estates and facilities at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, defended its record on parking. The Liberal Democrats are calling the charges a " tax on sickness ". We need reasonable vehicle parking provision with reasonable and affordable charges. "Targeting them in this way feels rather cynical". At Salisbury District Hospital , a total of £1,554,352 c... [Full Article...]

'Vanity Fair' Criticized for Mocking Hillary Clinton in New Year's Resolutions Video

'Vanity Fair' Criticized for Mocking Hillary Clinton in New Year's Resolutions Video The editors of Vanity Fair's "Hive" section held a glass of champagne in hand as they took turns presenting the Democratic fixture with their ideas. "It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark", Beth Kseniak , a spokesperson for Vanity Fair , said in a statement . Responding to the outrage, the magazine issued an apology, but did not delete the video. [Full Article...]

India to be 5th largest economy in 2018

India to be 5th largest economy in 2018 India is the newcomer in a trend that has seen the epicentre of the global economy shifting from the Atlantic to the Pacific, particularly Asia. A recently released report shows that by 2032, the US could lose its stronghold as the world's top economy. [Full Article...]

Police search for killer of security guard in Moscow

Police search for killer of security guard in Moscow I am sitting inside here, barricaded'. He claimed he was being wronged by a gang that had teamed up with local prosecutors. 'They pulled my factory away from me by using fake documents. The man, named by investigators as Ilya Averyanov, told a radio station during the siege on Wednesday that he had acted in self-defense to stop bailiffs confiscating the factory, which is facing bankruptcy pr... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin price tumbles after South Korea joins cryptocurrency crackdown

Bitcoin price tumbles after South Korea joins cryptocurrency crackdown The Asia nation has fueled demand for digital currencies. Authorities in South Korea have reportedly put forward new legislation that would ban anonymous cryptocurrency accounts, stop banks from settling bitcoin exchange trades between parties that are unidentified, and give regulators the power to shut down cryptocurrency exchanges if necessary. [Full Article...]

Bitter Cold Temperatures to Continue Throughout Week

Bitter Cold Temperatures to Continue Throughout Week In Sussex County, the highest temperature for the rest of the week will be 34 degrees Saturday and the lowest 17 on Sunday night. "By Thursday , the high will be between zero and 5-degrees, and the low temperatures Thursday night into Friday will be between 10- and 20-degrees below (zero)". [Full Article...]

Karnataka: BJP workers lay siege to Congress office over Mahadayi dispute

Karnataka: BJP workers lay siege to Congress office over Mahadayi dispute Another ally, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has also demanded a status quo on the dispute with Karnataka. While KPCC working president Dinesh Gundu Rao came and sat with the protestors, expressing his party's views on the issue, water resources minister M B Patil gave a speech to the farmers citing the government position on the matter. [Full Article...]

Timberwolves beat Lakers 121-104 for first Christmas win

Timberwolves beat Lakers 121-104 for first Christmas win F Nemanja Bjelica had one point and two rebounds in six minutes after missing 15 games with a sprained left foot. We had our office vehicle experts check the ride out, and it looks to be a Rolls-Royce Dawn, which retails around $350K. The Lakers are 22-21 on Christmas, while the Knicks, who will play host to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, are 22-29. The Lakers played on Christmas Day for the ... [Full Article...]

Tax reform is something to celebrate

Tax reform is something to celebrate Several guests at his table confirmed to CBS News the president's statements made from his " Winter White House " in Florida (as his aids have dubbed it), which has become his constant refuge during his first year in office; a private club whose enrollment is around $ 200,000 per year plus 14,000 in maintenance for each person who wants to see their president enjoy the luxuries that his new tax ... [Full Article...]

Syria slams Turkish leader after Assad comments

Syria slams Turkish leader after Assad comments He said he will encourage Turkish businesspeople to invest in Tunisia. Turning to another highly sensitive Middle East issue, Erdogan and Essebsi said their nations would never accept changes to Jerusalem's historic status after President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital. [Full Article...]

Have Unwanted Gift Cards? Here's What to Do

Have Unwanted Gift Cards? Here's What to Do GiftCardGranny.com found that the cards with the highest resale value are for groceries (Safeway takes the top spot), gas stations (Shell and ARCO take No. When the botnet finds a money balance, the hackers can sell the account number on the criminal dark web or use it to purchase goods directly. This isn't true for the millions of people who actually request gift cards. [Full Article...]


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