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Bitterly cold weather closes out 2017

Bitterly cold weather closes out 2017 Breezes out of the west kept the wind chill buried below zero all day on Monday, according to National Weather Service data. The potential for a hard freeze continues to increase across much of the area both Monday and Tuesday nights, particularly along and to the north of Interstate 10, where lows are forecast to fall between the upper teens and the low 20s. [Full Article...]

Iran says 13 people have been killed in nationwide protests

Iran says 13 people have been killed in nationwide protests Nine people have been killed overnight amid nationwide protests and unrest in Iran , according to state television reports. All were reportedly shot by hunting rifles. Rouhani also stressed Monday that Iran 'has seen many similar events and passed them easily'. Rouhani, who won a landslide election in May on a reformist agenda, promised the economy would improve after the 2015 nuclear agreem... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un warns enemies of 'Nuclear Button'

Kim Jong Un warns enemies of 'Nuclear Button' Kim Jong-un, while acknowledging the "unprecedented" level of sanctions the country had endured in 2017, said that North Korea would have to improve its "ability to be self-reliant". "I think President Trump has made China move more than they have in the past", he said. They could, however, still take part via an invitation from the International Olympic Committee. [Full Article...]

Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday

Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday Govt refuses to back down on Medical Bill asThe Lok Sabha discussed The National Medical Commission Bill, a controversial bill, which has caused disappointed to lakhs of practicing allopathy doctors. The Congress however emphasised that it supports "any move to abolish the Triple Talaq ", but has questioned the jail term provision asking how a man in prison will provide for the woman and children... [Full Article...]

New Year's revellers build sandcastle in Coromandel estuary to avoid liquor ban

New Year's revellers build sandcastle in Coromandel estuary to avoid liquor ban Then when the tide came in, the partiers had their very own island on which to enjoy some well-deserved bevvies, telling onlookers that they were safe from the booze ban because they resided in " international waters ". Waikato eastern area commander Inspector John Kelly told Fairfax they were unaware of the makeshift drinking spot. "That's the one thing I absolutely love about the Coromand... [Full Article...]

Putin, Netanyahu Agree to Discuss Syria and Iran

Putin, Netanyahu Agree to Discuss Syria and Iran Israel's intelligence minister on Monday voiced encouragement for Iranian anti-government protesters but added that Israeli policy was not to get involved in Tehran's internal affairs. Netanyahu described Tehran's claims that Israel was among those inciting unrest in Iran as "laughable". "Iranians and Israelis will be great friends once again" after the Islamic Republic collapses, which "one da... [Full Article...]

Amber alert for 2 missing Texas girls who may have been kidnapped

Amber alert for 2 missing Texas girls who may have been kidnapped Authorities are searching for Terry Allen Miles , 44, a person of interest in the suspicious death. Terry Miles could be driving this gray 2017 Hyundai Accent four-door hatchback with Texas license plate JGH9845 with a white sticker on the back window. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear button is always on his desk

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear button is always on his desk He nevertheless couched the message in more familiar bellicose language, warning the United States that North Korea's nuclear ambitions were now complete and the launch button was "always on the desk in my office". Kim said that Pyongyang is open to talks with Seoul to discuss its participation in the games. After the press briefing, a senior presidential official said that the North's proposal ... [Full Article...]

Tranny Troops: US Military to Accept Transgender Recruits Beginning 2018

Tranny Troops: US Military to Accept Transgender Recruits Beginning 2018 The Justice Department said late Friday the Pentagon "will be releasing an independent study of these issues in the coming weeks", so the administration will not litigate an appeal in the meantime. "Plaintiffs allege, and the Court agrees, the ban sends a damaging public message that transgender people are not fit to serve in the military ", U.S. [Full Article...]

Brutally Cold Start To 2018, Storm To Bring Snow Thursday

Brutally Cold Start To 2018, Storm To Bring Snow Thursday We will have to watch out for any wind chill advisories . The overnight period is still bitterly cold. Extreme arctic cold has settled into the region as we welcome 2018! More arctic cold will arrive for Thursday and Friday . Gusty winds frequently make it feel even colder, near and below zero at times. Afternoon temperatures are in the teens to near 20 degrees. With temperatures starting ou... [Full Article...]

Risky wind chills, bitter cold

Risky wind chills, bitter cold Lows Sunday night were forecast at between -12 and -1 in central Indiana. "It's downright bitter cold", he said. Weather Alert Day for unsafe wind chills and bitter cold temperatures. A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. If you must go outdoors, cover all exposed skin and limit time spent outside. [Full Article...]

Muslim body objects allowing women to travel for Haj alone

Muslim body objects allowing women to travel for Haj alone Around 1,300 women have applied to undertake the journey next year to Saudi Arabia without " Mehram ", Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi said. "Why this discrimination? And when I went into the depth of the matter I was surprised to find that, even 70 years after Independence, we were the ones who had imposed these restrictions", he said in his Mann Ki Baat address. [Full Article...]

Pro-Israel group calls Lorde a 'bigot' in full-page newspaper ad

Lorde has been labelled a "bigot" after she cancelled an upcoming gig in Israel. The piece criticises the 21-year-old Grammy award winning singer for joining "a global antisemitic boycott of Israel" while agreeing to perform in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Ice on beach postpones New Year's polar plunge in Northport

Ice on beach postpones New Year's polar plunge in Northport That was the order of the day Monday during the annual polar bear dip. The polar bear dip in Oakville has been a New Year's Day tradition since 1995. In a statement posted to the group's Facebook page the weekend before the event was scheduled, organizer Markus Latzel announced and explained the cancellation. [Full Article...]

Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8: FO

Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8: FO Both the countries also handed over the list of prisoners in consonance with the provision of consular access agreement of both countries. Further, it also shared the list of 54 Pakistani civilian prisoners and four fishermen, who have completed their sentences and are awaiting for Islamabad to confirm their nationality. [Full Article...]

16-year-old boy allegedly killed family in New Year's Eve attack

16-year-old boy allegedly killed family in New Year's Eve attack Sunday. Among the dead are Steven Kologi, 44, Linda Kologi, 42, Brittany Kologi, 18, and family friend Mary Schultz, 70. The suspect, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested at the home without incident, the statement said. [Full Article...]

Iran's Hassan Rouhani rejects violence but vows 'space for criticism'

Authorities said Iranian security forces were not responsible for the deaths and instead blamed Sunni Muslim extremists and foreign actors. Video shared on social media showed police in Tehran firing water cannons to try to disperse demonstrators in Ferdowsi Square, Reuters reported. [Full Article...]

Abbas condemns proposal to annex West Bank settlements

Abbas condemns proposal to annex West Bank settlements That land is now under military jurisdiction and Israel's defense minister has a final say on building there. "We must begin to enact this sovereignty, we have the moral right and obligation towards our settler brothers", Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told a meeting of Likud's Central Committee. [Full Article...]

First baby of new year born just after midnight in Limerick

First baby of new year born just after midnight in Limerick The first baby born at University Hospital Galway was a boy at 12.49am. New York City welcomed 2018 in freezing temperatures of -12C, making it one of the coldest celebrations on record, and one of the least crowded. Bonnie Mary Lindsay Patrucci was born at 00:05 at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow. The first baby at the Coombe Hospital in Dublin was born to parents Christine... [Full Article...]

Trump Slams Pakistan for Providing 'Safe Haven' for Terrorists From Afghanistan

Trump Slams Pakistan for Providing 'Safe Haven' for Terrorists From Afghanistan However, many in the USA felt betrayed when al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden - the most-wanted terrorist who masterminded the 9/11 terror attacks - was found hiding in Pakistan in 2011. What else do more Afghanistan or the United States need from Pakistan? The US has given Dollars 33 billion aid to Pakistan since 2002 but made a decision to withhold the USD 255 million until the nation took steps... [Full Article...]


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