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USA in no place to lecture Israel

USA in no place to lecture Israel Senior House Republicans say a vote is scheduled for Thursday on a measure that reaffirms US support for Israel after the Obama administration refused to veto a United Nations resolution criticizing the Middle East ally on settlements. 11, 2012. As noted, settlements mostly comprise either calm suburbia that would likely be part of Israel in any final settlement anyway, or outposts that Israel w... [Full Article...]

Weather Forecast: rise in temperatures

Weather Forecast: rise in temperatures South wind 5 to 15 miles per hour becoming west after midnight. Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. We may be a late shower this evening and tonight , but it doesn't look like much, though that's about to change. Following is a table on low and high temperatures expected on Sunday across the West Bank and Gaza. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high... [Full Article...]

UP elections: Akhilesh Yadav puts final stamp on his list of candidates

UP elections: Akhilesh Yadav puts final stamp on his list of candidates Here are some photographs capturing the action in Uttar Pradesh, where polls are due early this year. "Samajwadi Party is not forming an alliance with anyone", Mulayam said, ending speculation of a tie-up between his party and Congress as part of forming a grand coalition on the pattern of last Assembly elections in Bihar. [Full Article...]

Magnitude-4.0 Earthquake Hits Morongo Valley Area

Weak-to-light shaking was felt as far away as northern San Diego County and the California-Arizona border, according to USGS. The quake took place 10 kilometers southwest of Malibu, California . [Full Article...]

It's been two weeks of celebrations and menorah-lightings across North America

The family-friendly event features a live performance by Choni Teitelbaum a Jewish musician and DJ. Hanukkah, one of the most important celebrations in the Jewish calendar, began this year at sundown on December 24, the first time in almost 40 years it has coincided with Christian festivities. [Full Article...]

Romanian president rejects left's candidate for prime minister

Romanian president rejects left's candidate for prime minister I carefully weighed the pros and cons, and I decided not to accept this proposal. "As a result, I am asking the PSD and (coalition partner) ALDE to make a new proposal". This and her personal closeness to Dragnea - he was a witness at her 2011 wedding to a Syrian businessman - have spurred opposition accusations that she would merely be a puppet. [Full Article...]

Santa Monica Synagogue Vandalized on Hannukah

Santa Monica Synagogue Vandalized on Hannukah On the first day of Chanukah, Chabad Rabbi Boruch Rabinowitz discovered that the front window of his Santa Monica synagogue, near the menorah display, had been smeared with feces and rice, the LA Times ( LAT ) reported. "Hopefully this little vandalism, this little incident that obviously we've moved on from, can bring light to the world in this dark time , and show the light to the people, and... [Full Article...]

U.S. woman leaves after identifying rape-accused

Breifing the media about the arrest, Joint CP South-western range, Deepender Pathak said: "We have arrested four accused in the U.S. national gang-rape case". She contacted a non-profit organization in the U.S. who in turn contacted the tour operator and the hotel but did not get any assistance from them. [Full Article...]

Japanese PM to Visit Pearl Harbor Alongside Obama

Japanese PM to Visit Pearl Harbor Alongside Obama The attack, on what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called " a date which will live in infamy ", killed more than 2,400 Americans. Announcing the visit to Pearl Harbour earlier this month, Mr Abe had said he wanted to "make this an opportunity to send a message about the value of the reconciliation between Japan and the US". [Full Article...]

Russian Military Jet Carrying Choir Crashes, No Survivors

Russian Military Jet Carrying Choir Crashes, No Survivors At least 60 were members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, better known internationally as the Red Army Choir, and were being flown out to Russia's Hmeymim air base in Syria to entertain troops in the run-up to the New Year. He says his government will "conduct a thorough investigation into the reasons and do everything to support the victims' families". The last big TU-154 crash was in 2010 when a Po... [Full Article...]

Snow and delays as last evacuees wait to leave Aleppo

Snow and delays as last evacuees wait to leave Aleppo The fragile cease-fire between the rebels and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad resumed Monday morning, as buses resumed evacuating those still remaining in eastern Aleppo following days of delays, and others departed with the sick and wounded from two rebel-besieged Shiite villages in the country's north. [Full Article...]

Mortar fire kills aid workers at Mosul food distribution centers

Mortar fire kills aid workers at Mosul food distribution centers Mosul Mortar fire and vehicle bombs killed more than 30 people including aid workers yesterday, as Iraqi forces battled to take Mosul from the Islamic State group. On 17 October 2016, Iraqi and Kurdish armed forces, with support from the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Sunni tribal fighters and the US-led coalition, launched a military operation to retake Mosul . [Full Article...]

Fire engulfs 140 buildings in Japan

Fire engulfs 140 buildings in Japan The Niigata prefectural government called on the military to dispatch troops to help contain the fire in Itoigawa City on the Sea of Japan coast, 250km northwest of Tokyo. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami said two people were slightly injured in the blaze. Only two minor injuries have been reported so far. [Full Article...]

Russian envoy attack shows terrorism's vile face, Turkey says

A team of Russian investigators arrived in Ankara on Tuesday to uncover how an off-duty policeman assassinated Moscow's ambassador in an art gallery, as Turkey made its first arrests over the murder. Karlov was gunned town Monday evening while speaking at an art gallery opening in Turkey's capital city of Ankara. Russian Federation has for months helped to prop up Syrian dictator Bashar As... [Full Article...]

First look at the travel mess leading up to Christmas

First look at the travel mess leading up to Christmas On Wednesday , a hazardous weather outlook was issued that includes much of northwest and north-central Minnesota, as well as northeast North Dakota. "It is looking very promising for people who have placed a bet on a White Christmas for some northern and western locations". "Waves in the Atlantic, from northern Scotland to the coasts of Northern Ireland, are projected to top out at 9 meters (a... [Full Article...]

Australia, France sign lucrative DCNS submarines deal

Australia, France sign lucrative DCNS submarines deal Defence Minister Payne said security of information on new submarines is top priority for both Australia and France following the leak of data from DCNS. Australia and France yesterday formally sealed an agreement under which French naval contractor DCNS will build a new fleet of submarines, a deal worth A$50 billion (S$52.3 billion). [Full Article...]

9 dead after truck crashes into Christmas market in Berlin

Police said the driver had been arrested close to the scene, while the lorry's passenger was killed in the crash. Television footage showed a large Scania truck with its windscreen smashed on the pavement alongside the market. Although police have so far refused to confirm any details of the case, which has been passed to the state prosecutor for investigation. It is an area that is often bu... [Full Article...]

Trump takes issue with Post story saying 'hundreds' attended rally

Trump takes issue with Post story saying 'hundreds' attended rally He said the founding fathers' idea of creating an Electoral College system was "genius" because it gave votes across the country equal weight and admitted he was prepared to make a concession speak on election night. President-elect Donald Trump and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley at Saturday's Mobile rally. "This is where it all began; remember that incredible rally we had?" he said. [Full Article...]

Oil prices settle near $US55 as investors await US production news

It noted that it believes it is unlikely the cartel will implement the cuts in full, while it expects that non-OPEC production will likely increase. Russian Federation and other non-OPEC producers plan to cut about half as much. Fracking technology in the USA and Canada has led to an unprecedented spike in North American production. The latest weekly update from Baker Hughes BHI, -1.11% showed t... [Full Article...]

Five dead, nine wounded in Jordan gun attack: security source

Following the attack, the Canadian embassy in Jordan tweeted a travel warning to Canadians. In June, at least six members of Jordan's security forces on the Syrian border were killed in a suicide auto bombing launched from the Syrian side in what the government suspects was an attack by ISIS militants. [Full Article...]


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