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IS claims responsibility for St Petersburg blast


Petersburg. The Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the arrest in a statement carried by Russian news agencies, but did not identify the suspect or provide any details about his motive. In a sign of the severity of the situation, the case was overseen by Russia's National Anti-Terror Committee even though authorities initially opened a probe into attempted murder. Read More »

Classified emails from Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner's laptop


At least five of the emails found on Abedin's ex-husband's laptop were heavily redacted and marked classified and at "confidential" level, the third more sensitive class the U.S. She had forwarded the emails to a computer she shared with Weiner-with whom she began divorce proceedings in 2016 after it emerged he had engaged in explicit online conversations with a 15-year-old girl. Read More »

Iran marks end of 2009 vote unrest amid new demonstrations

The outbreak of unrest reflects growing discontent over rising prices and alleged corruption, as well as concern about the Islamic Republic's costly involvement in regional conflicts such as those in Syria and Iraq. In social media footage, which could not be authenticated, riot police were seen using water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds. Political protests are rare in Iran - but demonstrations are often held by workers over layoffs or non-payment of salaries and people who hold ... Read More »

Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies at Age 27: Sharpton


Erica Garner suffered a heart attack and had been hospitalized since the day before Christmas Eve. Protests were organized to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr's birthday and have been ongoing in New York since last year's shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner's chokehold death in Staten Island, New York . Read More »

After Abu Dhabi withdrawal, Djokovic doubt for Australia


Even if we take away the match he played against Roger Federer for the Andy Murray Live exhibition, which was hardly played at anything like competitive intensity, it took a while for Murray to warm to the task of match-play, going down a double-break to the Spaniard. Read More »

Obama tops Trump as most admired, Gallup poll of Americans finds


The former president beat Donald Trump for the title with the current Commander in Chief coming in at second place. Obama's 10th year as most admired man makes him second only to former President Dwight D. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Sen. The poll of 1,049 U.S. adults, taken from December 4-11, 2017, had a margin of error of ±4% points. The rest of the list included political figures, British royalty and Beyonce Knowles. Read More »

Hardik Patel says Nitin Patel should join Congress 'with 10 BJP MLAs'


This was after Patel skipped office on Friday as reports emerged that the deputy chief minister was miffed at being given light portfolios. "Nitin Patel can join us if the BJP is not giving him respect". According to an official close to the development, Patel is ostensibly upset because departments like urban development, petrochemicals and finance that were handled by him in the previous government, have been taken away from him in the new government. Read More »

Arrested in Quadruple Homicide in Troy, NY


Law enforcement sources told the Times Union that the suspects were arrested in Schenectady, New York. "I'm not sure if they're coming for me next". Myers' sister Shakera Symes is still trying to wrap her head around the "savagery" of the murders. Troy is about 10 miles from the state capital, Albany, and about 160 miles north of New York City. Read More »

10 killed in terror attack on Egypt church

The Islamic State has for years sparred with security forces in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency now led by a local affiliate of the extremist Islamic State militant group. Isis also claimed responsibility last week for firing an anti-tank missile at a helicopter at an airport in northern Sinai as the defence and interior ministers were visiting. Read More »

One more held in connection with actress cyber bullying case


This is not the first time that a prominent figure in the state has come out in support of the young actor. Viciously trolled on online platforms for days, award-winning actor Parvathy TK has filed a police complaint against the cyber bullying after threats of acid attacks and even rape were hurled at her for calling out some dialogues in the Mammootty-starrer 2016 Malayalam movie, Kasaba to be derogatory to women, and "most saddening". Read More »

Possible risks in investing in 'Virtual Currencies', Government issues advisory


The finance ministry explained that cryptocurrencies are stored in electronic format, making them vulnerable to hacking, loss of password, and virus attack, which may also result in permanent loss of money. Last week, a capital market regulator of India stated it was having discussion with the central bank and the government on regulating cryptocurrencies. Read More »

India to take up Palestine envoys presence in Hafiz Saeeds


India indeed has a reason to issue a demarche as it and the USA have been pushing Pakistan to take necessary actions against the Saeed - the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief who was released from house arrest a few days ago. Reports suggest that the meeting which took place on Friday in the presence of UN-recognised global terrorist Hafiz Saeed dealt with the matter of pressurising Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to call for an Islamic Summit Conference against the transfer of Israeli capital ... Read More »

DMK opposes talaq Bill, wants it sent to standing committee


Guwahati: The Assam State Jamiat Ulema on Friday opposed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday and said it was a violation of freedom of religion. It is the big boost for BJP who is supporting the ban on triple talaq when the Supreme Court banned it by 3:2 majority in August. He said the government should have instead passed a bill to empower Muslim women and requested not to introduce the present bill in Rajya Sabha. Read More »

Putin calls St. Petersburg blast a 'terror attack'

At least 13 people were injured when a homemade bomb detonated in a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain on Wednesday. Putin said he told the chief of Russia's main domestic security agency, the FSB, that agents who encounter resistance from terror suspects should "liquidate bandits on the spot". Read More »

Somebody wrote in Kris Jenner for the Alabama Senate race


Roy Moore , the Republican nominee who lost Alabama's closely-watched Senate race this month, has filed a last-minute legal complaint alleging "election fraud" and asking the state not to confirm the victory of Democrat Doug Jones . On election night, Moore had pegged his hopes on votes from military serviceman and provisional ballots. Moore served twice as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court but was relieved of his duties on both occasions. Read More »

South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North'


President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "very disappointed" in China for allegedly selling oil to North Korea, tweeting that the on-again, off-again Trump ally was "caught red handed" allowing oil to be imported by the rogue regime. Read More »

Suspect who pulled knife on Bi-Lo employee arrested say police


Greenville Boulevard. No money was taken by the suspect. He was described as a thin black male wearing white sneakers, khaki cargo-style trousers, a black hooded sweatshirt and a skeleton-style mask. 11th St. for a report of an armed robbery. Victims told police they were robbed and then the two robbers ran from the apartment. Heavy set Hispanic (or olive complexion) male, wearing muddy construction boots, dark blue trousers, grey hooded sweatshirt and mask. Read More »

Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings Issued


The arctic front arrive by 5pm with much colder temperatures that tumble into the 40's with wind chills in the 30's as we ring in the new year. Higher terrains will be particularly vulnerable to low wind chills. In the Harrisburg area, wind chills of near zero are expected for Thursday morning, with an eventual high of only 20. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for wind chills in the -15 to -25-degree range is in effect from 5AM to 1PM CST Saturday over a good portion of northeast IL. Read More »

Three further weather warnings have been issued for these counties


Met Eireann have issued two separate status yellow snow-ice warnings. A spokeswoman said: "The coldest temperature we have seen this year is minus 13C in Scotland, and we are likely to see temperatures slightly below that". Forecasters say snow is more likely over the north and west, where it will fall to low levels, before turning to rain towards dawn. Friday will bring foggy and frosty conditions with scattered rain and hail storms with more widespread rain expected by late afternoon. Read More »

Multiple People Shot in Southern California, 2 Dead


The suspect and a victim are believed to be deceased, the police said. Long Beach police respond to reports of an active shooter on East San Antonio Drive on December 29, 2017 . Police said they received reports of a shooter around 2:25 p.m. Friday. There is video that shows people running from an unmarked building. The shooting reportedly happened at a law firm. Read More »

Prank led to police shooting unarmed Kansas man

Lisa says her son was unarmed and there are no guns in the family's home. Lisa says police told her it was a case of "swatting" where someone makes a false report to police to try to get a SWAT team to respond to an address . More than a dozen Twitter users associated with the gaming community told the local paper that the "swatting" prank occurred following a dispute involving two Call of Duty players . Read More »

$690 million combined jackpot in Mega Millions, Powerball


Customers are flocking to one Seekonk gas station, hoping they will have the next winning ticket. In July 2016, the Hoosier Lottery announced a $536 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket victor and in February 2017 announced Indiana's 39th Powerball jackpot victor of $435.3 million. Read More »

Meghan Markle's half-sister lashes out

Markle's 52-year-old half-sister says she's writing a tell-all book about the actress and her fractured family. During the segment, the 33-year-old Prince described Meghan's day with the royal family, saying she had done an "absolutely wonderful job". Read More »

Trump 'Very Disappointed' China Exports Oil to N Korea, Despite Their Denial


South Korean customs authorities seized and inspected the ship and questioned the crew after they returned to Yeosu on November 24, according to the official, who didn't want to be named, citing office rules. sanctions allow limited supplies of oil but prohibit transfers of any goods to North Korean vessels at sea. Pyongyang has for years used deceptive shipping practices to help bring in revenue for the country's regime, analysts say, and the U.S. Read More »

Gaming firm helping police in shooting

Kansas police are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a prank call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute. He said a 28-year-old man was shot as he came to the front door. What's more, a cousin reportedly told the paper he "didn't play video games ". When officers got inside the house, they didn't find anyone with gunshot wounds, Livingston said. Read More »

Lindsay Lohan Shows Off The Snakebite She Got In Thailand


Earlier this week, Lindsay Lohan was hiking somewhere in Phuket, Thailand , when she was bitten by a wild snake. It went down a treat with her followers - racking up more than 8 million views. This isn't the first time Lohan has faced a tax lein. "Ciao", she said. "Actually my shaman told me it was good luck and positive energy so God bless". Read More »

Trump lashes out at Vanity Fair over Clinton video


James', the formal title for USA ambassador to the United Kingdom, and adding that she was "beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!" With the tweet, which was sent while he was at Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach County, Florida, the president waded into a controversy that existed largely online - and might well have been flickering out. Read More »

NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve


This year, the NYPD is tightening up security more than ever after two terror attacks in New York City and the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. "We understand why we are a target because of our success, terrorists want to disrupt us", said mayor Bill de Blasio. Read More »

Troy police release names of homicide victims


It is believed that another child, an older boy, was not in the home at the time of the murders. Shakera Symes, Shanta Myers' sister, told Spectrum News the murders devastated her whole family. These brutal crimes even managed to unnerve local police, as previously reported by CrimeOnline . "After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of this", Tedesco told reporters. Read More »

Fresh protests over economy in Iran

Khamenei also has kept up his criticism of how Rouhani's administration has handled the economy, which includes the supreme leader's opposition to allowing foreign firms to fully enter Iran. Reuters reported that, Iranian riot police dispersed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, a day after similar protests in the country's northeast, the semi-official news agency Fars reported. Read More »

Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable in Shimla, gets it back


Meanwhile, the Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi is in Shimla to review Congress party's performance in the recently-held Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. Party leaders and workers started jostling to enter the office soon after Gandhi went inside the building amid a tight security at the Congress office. Read More »

While bitcoin implodes, this rival cryptocurrency has grown by jaw-dropping 22000%


After a short upward trend, the cryptocurrency market experienced another round of correction with price of every major cryptocurrency declining expect for Ripple . The digital asset specifically designed for financial institutions such as banks to perform quick and affordable global transfers. While the world focuses on the ups and downs of bitcoin, another cryptocurrency, ripple (XRP ), is making a splash. Read More »