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Injured In Australia As SUV Mows Down Pedestrians In 'Deliberate Act'


An off-duty police officer arrested the suspect shortly after the attack. Police said the driver was a 32-year-old Australian citizen of Afghan decent who has a history of drug use and mental health issues. The man appears to be unconscious as officers slap his face and search his pockets. Another witness by the name of David told ABC that the vehicle was going " between 60 and 100kms an hour " and " hit people in a fair speed and at least one or two of them got thrown pretty high into the ... Read More »

Georgia governor praises vote on nuclear plant


Georgia regulators gave the go-ahead for Southern finish the only new nuclear power under construction in the US after it fell years behind schedule and costs soared to more than $25 billion. Georgia Power has contended that completing construction of the new reactors would make more economic sense than canceling the project, and was more viable than building an alternative, such as a natural gas-fired plant, a solution proposed by the PSC. Read More »

Female kicker makes history at Texas high school football championship


The senior ended her high school football career in historic fashion by not just scoring the first points by a female in a state championship game, but also by knocking down nine of 10 extra point attempts in Strawn's 78-42 victory. "We have two other kickers". A female high school football player made history Wednesday in the home of the Dallas Cowboys. "Strawn is a really close community", Strawn student Ivan Ruiz told Read More »

Indian PM Modi attends Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma's wedding reception


We've seen umpteem wedding invitation cards offering sumptuous gastranomical treats, but Virushka wedding was different. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's hush-hush wedding has been the talk of the town for a while now. At the same time, Virat has worn a closed throat kurta , with 18 karat gold buttons in his kurta , he has taken Pashmina Cashmere Shawl. He helped Anushka onto the stage as they posed for the shutterbugs as fans flanked the streets for the two. Read More »

Twitter now Supports Third Party Apps for Two Step Authentication


According to The Verge, this is an important move because SMS-based two-factor authentication uses static codes. Setting up login verification on a third-party app for your Twitter account is pretty straightforward. From the selections, click Set up next to Mobile security app . Enter your password and tap Verify . Tap Account , then tap Security . Twitter explains that the SMS code verification can now be turned off after initial set up. Read More »

In 3-day camp, Congress to introspect on Gujarat loss


Asked if the NCP and the Congress will join hands for the next general and Maharashtra assembly polls, Munde said, "My hunch is that the BJP will hold the assembly elections along with general elections, which will be held in the summer of 2019". Read More »

British mother Nazanin Ratcliffe eligible for early release


He's actually a lot more hopeful and that's what he told her, because on the judiciary computer there's a database that records the status of cases and it says she is eligible for release. His intervention came after the hardline Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda described Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe - who has dual Iranian nationality - as a "dirty spy who sold her country" during Friday prayers at the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad. Read More »

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign donations down


The Salvation Army remains encouraged by the support that continues to pour in from the community as the Red Kettles struggle to meet the goal. Peterson said that in addition to a delayed start, bell ringers won't be working on December 24 - typically one of the largest collection days along with Black Friday. Read More »

Weather: Quiet Thursday, then messy couple of days (12/21 AM)

The last time that happened in the Chicago area was previous year. Temperatures will continue to drop through Tuesday , when highs will only get to the mid-teens. Freezing rain is a potential issue Friday night . This will lead to a light wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet early Saturday . Syracuse- A pair of storm systems will target Central New York this weekend with rain and snow . Read More »

Trump commutes sentence of Agriprocessors' CEO Sholom Rubashkin


Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, 58, an American Chabad rabbi, used to be the CEO of a kosher slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in Postville, Iowa, which he had grown into the largest kosher meat producer in the United States, until the plant was cited for animal mistreatment, food and environmental safety issues, child labor, and employing illegal aliens. Read More »

Philippine ferry sinks with 251 people aboard; at least 4 dead


The initial reports read that the reason for the accident was a big hole sustained by the ship, acting Quezon disaster risk reduction and management council chief Juanito Diaz reportedly said. The vessel left the port of Ungos in Real at 6:15 a.m. with 251 passengers listed on the official manifest. Luces said the rescued passengers who suffered injuries were also rushed to Claro M. Read More »

European Union court declares Uber a transport company not a digital service


The case was raised by Barcelona's Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi organisation after Uber was told its drivers had to obey local taxi rules in Barcelona. Uber is now operating once again in the city but is currently in the courts appealing any attempts to shut its access to the city. One curious aspect of the gig economy emanating from Silicon Valley is how few new ideas there are: it's nearly impossible to board the tube or open social media without being bombarded by companies who claim ... Read More »

China's Didi said to be worth $56B after raising more cash

Sources, reported by the Wall Street Journal , said that Softbank - the Japanese telecoms and ecommerce group, and an existing investor - was among the latest investors, as well as the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Capital. Didi has also invested in several of Uber's rivals globally, including US -based Lyft, Brazil-based 99, India's Ola, Singapore-headquartered Grab, Estonia's Taxify and Careem in the Middle East. Read More »

Another North Korean soldier defects into South via DMZ


The South Korean Defense Ministry has confirmed the report about the latest defector. Speaking to Al Jazeera from Seoul , Se-Woong Koo, a political analyst and publisher of Korea Expose, a news magazine, said North Korea's economic situation is prompting soldiers and citizens to risk their lives by leaving the country. Read More »

China condemns US 'Cold War mentality' on national security


One new policy proposed: Restricting visas to prevent intellectual property theft by foreigners, particularly Chinese, who travel to the study science, engineering, math and technology. The Chinese embassy in Washington, in a statement on its website, urged the USA to seek common ground while respecting differences. The security strategy is a formal document that each USA president since Ronald Reagan has produced, usually every four years. Read More »

British PM May's deputy Damian Green resigns


Theresa May tells Damian Green to stand down as First Secretary of State after he is found guilty of misleading the public over claims he watched pornography on his office computer . In a summary of the report findings published by Mrs May's Downing Street office, the investigation did not draw definite conclusions on Mr Green's behaviour towards the journalist Kate Maltby. Read More »

Sen. Al Franken to resign January 2 over sexual misconduct allegations


The decision followed Franken's announcement earlier this month that he would leave Capitol Hill amid growing controversy over his behavior toward women prior to entering politics. On Dec. 7, Sen. U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has announced that he will resign January 2. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D.) has appointed Lt. Read More »

Americans among 12 killed in Mexico bus crash

The cause of the early morning accident was not immediately known. Fourteen others were injured, including four Americans , the tourism ministry said. The cruise ship company contracted the local tour bus that was headed out on a day-long adventure to ancient Mayan ruins in Chacchoben. "We are doing all we can to care for our guests, including assisting with medical care and transportation", spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said. Read More »

Justin Trudeau Is In Big Trouble After Violating Canada's Ethics Code


Trudeau has publicly confirmed they were taken there by the Aga Khan's private helicopter. Trudeau contravened the act "when members of his family accepted the Aga Khan's gift of hospitality and the use of his private island in March 2016 and when he and his family accepted the Aga Khan's gift of hospitality in December 2016". Read More »