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Ferry that ran aground in Lower Manhattan hit pylon under water

Ferry that ran aground in Lower Manhattan hit pylon under water The captain told the 100 plus passengers to put on life jackets and prepare for evacuation. No passengers were injured as they were quickly loaded onto another boat for the 60-second trip back to Pier 11. Police and fire rescue units responded to the scene and rescued the at least 120 people on board. There are no reports of any injuries. "We are glad all passengers were safely disembarked and... [Full Article...]

Army summoned to disperse Islamist protesters

Army summoned to disperse Islamist protesters Six people were killed and 200 others, mostly police, were injured as police tried to clear the intersection linking the Pakistani capital with the garrison city of Rawalpindi, doctors at local hospitals said. On Saturday, protesters also gathered in cities including Karachi, Lahore , Hyderabad and Faisalabad, blocking main roads and triggering traffic jams. [Full Article...]

Graphic Australian video of Japanese whaling released

Graphic Australian video of Japanese whaling released A graphic video of Japanese fishermen hunting whales in an Australian ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic region has finally been released, almost a decade after it was caught on camera and after five years of legal battle. Sea Shepherd has called on the Australian government to take Japan to an global tribunal for failing to protect whales. Warning: Some of the scenes in the footage may cause dis... [Full Article...]

Russian Jet Made 'Unsafe Intercept' Of US Spy Plane, Causing Violent Turbulence

Russian Jet Made 'Unsafe Intercept' Of US Spy Plane, Causing Violent Turbulence A Russian Su-30 fighter jet buzzed a Navy reconnaissance plane flying in the Black Sea while conducting a routine patrol in global airspace Saturday, an official told Fox News. The P-8A, based on Boeing's 737-800 airliner, lacks the maneuverability of the much smaller Su-30 fighter jet. Encounters between Russian and US military aircraft are fairly routine around the Baltic states and the Black ... [Full Article...]

Clashes as Kenyatta to be sworn in for disputed second term

Clashes as Kenyatta to be sworn in for disputed second term Kenyans filled the 60,000-capacity Kasarani stadium in capital Nairobi, with organizers saying an extra 40,000 had flocked to witness the ceremony to inaugurate Kenya's fourth president. They had gathered near the Jacaranda grounds, where the opposition National Super Alliance planned to hold a memorial service for dozens of people killed in election protests since August. [Full Article...]

Gold trader's trial strains United States and Turkey relations

Gold trader's trial strains United States and Turkey relations Both Atilla and Zarrab are in USA custody. It's unknown what role Zarrab could play in the trial. Prosecutors said he's still in USA custody, but they wouldn't comment further. A judge in NY said Monday a Turkish businessman jailed in the USA will not face trial this week. Authorities say those transactions are banned by US and worldwide sanctions. [Full Article...]

Shenango Twp. mom charged with death of newborn found under porch

Shenango Twp. mom charged with death of newborn found under porch The father of Brittany Robinson , 23, was putting Christmas lights around his house in Shenango Township when he discovered the body of a newborn in a crawl space under the porch. As of Monday, it was unclear if she had entered a plea to the charges. CBS Pittsburgh reports that Brittany Robinson , 23, the mother of the baby, is accused of wrapping the infant in a t-shirt and a plastic Wa... [Full Article...]

Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed for five years in China

Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed for five years in China Chinese authorities have slapped Taiwanese rights activist Li Ming-che (a community college lecturer and an activist at a human rights non-governmental organisation in Taiwan) with a five-year jail term for subverting state power. Lee shared his ideas about democracy and freedom with friends in China through online messaging platforms because he cared about the development of democracy and civil... [Full Article...]

Fertility docs reviving the Great Barrier Reef

Fertility docs reviving the Great Barrier Reef They returned about eight months later and saw juvenile coral which managed to survive and grow with the help of underwater mesh tanks. "When I heard about the unbelievable success Peter was having with his work, I knew I had to help get it happening on the Great Barrier Reef so we could prove the concept would work on the world's largest and greatest coral reef , our $56 billion natural wonder... [Full Article...]

PM Modi to launch Hyderabad Metro today: Here's all details

PM Modi to launch Hyderabad Metro today: Here's all details While Modi inaugurated the Kochi Metro in June, Union Minister Rajnath Singh was present for the launch of the Lucknow Metro in September. The 30-km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, would be thrown open to the public from tomorrow. [Full Article...]

Adidas Seeks To Dismiss Rick Pitino's Lawsuit

Adidas Seeks To Dismiss Rick Pitino's Lawsuit Sports apparel company Adidas is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by former Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino , WDRP.com reported . If Pitino is permitted to continue with his lawsuit, then he will receive the opportunity to keep arguing his innocence. Pitino is demanding judgment against Adidas for punitive damages to his reputation because of Adidas'... [Full Article...]

Amber Alert issued for missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl

Amber Alert issued for missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl Mariah was last seen Sunday night when her mother put her to bed. Sheriff Miller of the Onslow County Sheriff's Department said at this point, they aren't sure who has the little girl or exactly what happened. She is described as a caucasian female, blond hair, appx. Officials say the abductor is unknown at this time, with an unknown direction of travel. Crime Stoppers in Onslow County is of... [Full Article...]

Fatah: Disarmament of Hamas not on dialogue table

Fatah: Disarmament of Hamas not on dialogue table To restore control of Gaza and secure its authority, Fatah demands Hamas neutralize its weapons arsenal, which the Islamic group used to eject Fatah and to fight three wars against Israel, in 2008, 2012 and 2014. Hamas was expected to take further steps to extend Palestinian Authority control over Gaza on December 1, but disagreements between the two parties have intensified. [Full Article...]

UP Police arrest donkeys for destroying jail property

UP Police arrest donkeys for destroying jail property Mishra further told that two-three people including a politician had come to the police station to get the animals released, but details as to which party the political leader belonged to, is not known. The owner Kamlesh went to Urai jail for their release on November 24, but police refused to give their custody. They were released after their owners, along with local BJP leaders, showed up at t... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to hear plea against Padmavati today

Supreme Court to hear plea against Padmavati today The apex court urged those holding responsible positions to refrain from passing comments on the film as it could prejudice the censor board or the CBFC. Padmavati has been banned by four states, Uttar Pradesh, Madhay Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Sharma is seeking direction to delete certain objectionable scenes from the movie. [Full Article...]

No Signs of External Influence Behind Argentine Submarine Explosion - Navy

No Signs of External Influence Behind Argentine Submarine Explosion - Navy Despite this, very little headway has been made, and the vessel has still not been discovered since its last communication on 15 November. Navy spokesperson Enrique Balbi told journalists Monday that the captain had radioed that water had entered through the snorkel when the sub was charging batteries. [Full Article...]

White House Mulls Ban Against Staff Using Personal Cell Phones

White House Mulls Ban Against Staff Using Personal Cell Phones Beset by an unbelievable degree of technical incompetence and enough leaks to sink Atlantis, President Donald Trump's administration is now mulling a White House-wide ban on the use of personal cell phones , Bloomberg reported. During a recent trip to China, all White House staff were issued "burner" devices that would be wiped when they returned. Despite the criticism that some members o... [Full Article...]

United States condemns release of Hafiz Saeed, calls for re-arrest

United States condemns release of Hafiz Saeed, calls for re-arrest With the bundle of annoyance on Saeed's release, the Ministry of External Affairs said, "India, as well as definitely the whole global community, is annoyed that a self-confessed and a United Nations restricted terrorist is being permitted to walk free and go on with his evil agenda". [Full Article...]

Bruce Springsteen Broadway Show Extended Again

Bruce Springsteen Broadway Show Extended Again An instant sellout, Springsteen on Broadway is a chance to see Bruce Springsteen play some of his most famous songs in a solo-acoustic, very intimate setting. The nightly Lucky Seat lottery that fans can enter in hopes of buying a bargain $75 tickets - as opposed to top face value of $850 or the $2000 an up they're going for on StubHub - will continue. [Full Article...]

Erupting volcano shuts Bali airport for 2nd day

Erupting volcano shuts Bali airport for 2nd day Travellers can still leave Bali, though probably at significant cost, by taking a ferry from Gilimanuk port to Banyuwangi on Java island to the west and then travelling by vehicle, train or plane to the Indonesian capital Jakarta for worldwide connections. [Full Article...]


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