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IDF destroys Gaza terror tunnel being built by Hamas

IDF destroys Gaza terror tunnel being built by Hamas The tunnel could have been used to abduct soldiers or carry out a devastating terror attack within an Israel community. According to him, the operation was not linked to the recent clashes and protests over last week's declaration by Trump of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. [Full Article...]

Louvre Abu Dhabi Says Emirate 'Acquired' the Da Vinci Painting

Louvre Abu Dhabi Says Emirate 'Acquired' the Da Vinci Painting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, acting through a friend and distant cousin, was the true buyer behind the purchase of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi for a record-breaking $450.3 million, USA officials and an Arab familiar with the arrangement said on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Advisory: Snow is coming, got milk (and bread)?

Winter Weather Advisory: Snow is coming, got milk (and bread)? Several school systems in Georgia were closed. Winter storm watches (blue) and winter weather advisories (purple) are in effect in parts of Upstate New York this weekend. Snow is expected to continue into the evening, and with temperatures now below freezing, some slush-hardening and road icing certainly is possible. [Full Article...]

Almost 30 horses burned by California wildfire

Almost 30 horses burned by California wildfire Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a state of emergency while 11 Los Angeles Unified schools canceled Wednesday classes. The risky Santa Ana winds that have fanned fires across Southern California this week have diminished over the new LA fire but conditions are very dry, with just 9 percent relative humidity. [Full Article...]

Giancarlo Stanton Doesn't Approve Trade to Cardinals Despite Agreement With Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton Doesn't Approve Trade to Cardinals Despite Agreement With Marlins Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and FOX reports, the 2017 NL MVP decided he will not accept deals to those two teams, but he will consider trades to the Los Angeles Dodgers or New York Yankees . Like Stanton, Ellsbury has full no-trade protection. However, they'll only have about $25 million to spend and be comfortable about staying under the $197 million number, and GM Brian Cashman has in... [Full Article...]

Trump Will Undergo Physical Exam After Slurring Through Speech

Trump Will Undergo Physical Exam After Slurring Through Speech Towards the end of his announcement that the United States would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital , Mr Trump appeared to stumble over several words. President George W. Bush's was first released August 4, 2001. Trump's health has also come back into the fore in recent days because of a book written by Corey Lewandowski, in which his former campaign manager describes Trump's fast food-fue... [Full Article...]

Centre extends deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar to March 31

Centre extends deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar to March 31 The Indian government today extended the date of linking Aadhaar with PAN until March 31, 2018. "Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been made a decision to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till 31st March, 2018", Finance Ministry said. [Full Article...]

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks will resign, sources say

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks will resign, sources say The Associated Press, CNN and Politico also reported Thursday afternoon that Franks will resign, citing multiple unnamed sources. Franks, a self-styled "conservative, Reagan Republican", joined Congress in the early 2000s and has hewed conservative on a range of issues in his time there, with a particular focus on anti-abortion issues. [Full Article...]

IIHS Taps 64 Models as Top Safety Picks for 2018

IIHS Taps 64 Models as Top Safety Picks for 2018 Hyundai, which owns Genesis and Kia, has six models on the list , while Subaru has four. IIHS assesses a vehicle's crashworthiness with six tests: moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, (new) passenger-side small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints and seats. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn Vowed to End Russia Sanctions, According to Whistleblower

Michael Flynn Vowed to End Russia Sanctions, According to Whistleblower Cummings did not identify the witness, whom he described as a whistleblower. It gave Flynn a potential monetary incentive to get sanctions imposed on Russian Federation during the Obama administration lifted immediately. As the president spoke, Flynn reportedly texted Copson that the nuclear project was "good to go", the witness said Copson told him. "I believe the American people want Congress ... [Full Article...]

Sanders: Trump Jr. citing lawyer-client privilege legitimate

Sanders: Trump Jr. citing lawyer-client privilege legitimate Rep. Adam Schiff , D-Calif speaks to media after a House Intelligence Committee meeting where President Donald Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr ., was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, Dec. and his attorney. Trump Jr. said because a lawyer was present during the meeting, their conversation was protected . Trump Jr. frustrated panel Democrats by... [Full Article...]

Same sex marriage is FINALLY legal in Australia!!

Same sex marriage is FINALLY legal in Australia!! The Senate had passed the same legislation last week. Others saw it as a rare Christmas gift from the government. "It is time for more marriages, more equality, more love". Australians have always been in favor of same-sex marriage, with polling from as long as 10 years ago showing majority support for legalizing marriage equality. [Full Article...]

Flynn said Russian Federation sanctions would be 'ripped up' - congressman

Flynn said Russian Federation sanctions would be 'ripped up' - congressman Representative Elijah Cummings , the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said a whistleblower had contacted his office with evidence that Flynn was pushing to remove sanctions on Russian Federation in order to spur the ambitious nuclear plan ahead. [Full Article...]

Texas Democrat Al Green plans to force impeachment vote in House

Texas Democrat Al Green plans to force impeachment vote in House Republicans are expected to offer a motion to table the resolution later Wednesday, effectively killing Green's resolution. Pelosi and Hoyer say Congress faces a vast set of urgent overdue priorities and that Democrats are focused on "protecting American families" in the coming tax debate and vote. [Full Article...]

Steinhoff tanks 57% as CEO leaves amid accounting probe

Steinhoff tanks 57% as CEO leaves amid accounting probe The company has also postponed its full year results as it calls in accountants from PwC to launch an independent probe into the accounting irregularities. Jooste, who had been with Steinhoff since 1988, has previously been credited with growing the Steinhoff Holding's into Europe's second-largest player, through a series of acquisitions of home retail furniture chains. [Full Article...]

Take a look inside the world's largest Starbucks

Take a look inside the world's largest Starbucks Take a look at the new Reserve Roastery in this gallery. "It is also another example of Starbucks tying together a physical store experience with new technology" said Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson when announcing this at the GeekWire Summit in September. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Ockhi: Maha, Guj on high alert; Kerala toll at 25

Cyclone Ockhi: Maha, Guj on high alert; Kerala toll at 25 Most part of the city remained dark and experienced nearly continuous rain with bouts of heavy showers since Monday evening because of which traffic has slowed down in several parts. It has been raining in Mumbai's Andheri since morning, reported ANI. The IMD has forecast light to moderate rainfall in most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places in Saurashtra and south Gujarat. [Full Article...]

Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank over loans to Trump

Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank over loans to Trump The $3.2 million spent only covers Mueller's probe, not the various congressional investigations of Russia's meddling in the election. Mueller's office says in the report that about $1.7 million was for salary and benefits, and more than $223,000 was spent on travel-related expenses. [Full Article...]

House of Cards to resume shooting in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

House of Cards to resume shooting in 2018 without Kevin Spacey Rapp alleged that Spacey , then 26, laid "down on top" of him in a bedroom and "was trying to seduce" him. " House of Cards " writers have been racing against the clock to find a new direction for the final season in light of Spacey's absence. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation banned from Winter Olympics but 'clean' athletes can compete

Russian Federation banned from Winter Olympics but 'clean' athletes can compete Athletes approved by the panel will compete in a uniform with "Olympic Athlete from Russia " written on it and under an Olympic flag. "Requirements have been issued to the worldwide federations and RUSADA (Russian anti-doping agency) for the level of testing of those athletes", he said. [Full Article...]


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