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Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises another $4Bn funding

Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises another $4Bn funding The company said the new capital will help it increase its capacity to use artificial intelligence, drive global expansion and support new business initiatives, including the development of new energy vehicle service networks. Didi Chuxing, China's rival to Uber, raised $4bn in its latest fund-raising efforts to enable its expansion beyond its domestic market. Grab, Uber's competitor in Southea... [Full Article...]

New PDP Faction Emerges with Secretariat in Abuja

New PDP Faction Emerges with Secretariat in Abuja After the election which saw all contestants on the "Unity list" compiled by Governor Nysome Wike of Rivers returned, Secondus called on all newly-elected leaders of the party to brace up for the challenges ahead stating they are huge. The new national secretariat of the faction is in Asokoro, Abuja . Ekweremadu blamed the party's defeat in the 2015 general election on lack of internal democrac... [Full Article...]

Dead and 100 Injured in the natural disaster from Last Night in Iran

Dead and 100 Injured in the natural disaster from Last Night in Iran At least two people were killed and nearly 100 others injured on Thursday when the outskirts of capital Tehran were shaken by a 5.2-magnitude natural disaster, according to local media reports. This comes as Iran is still reeling from a magnitude 7.1 quake, its deadliest in over a decade, which hit the western province of Kermanshah on November 11, killing more than 600 people and causing extens... [Full Article...]

Boiler blast at Bihar sugar mill kills six workers; mill owner held

Boiler blast at Bihar sugar mill kills six workers; mill owner held The incident happened at around 11:30 PM on Wednesday at the Sasmusa sugar factory in Gopalganj, approximately 170 kms from Patna . Another incident that injured 15 labourers when a fire broke down at a mill following an oil tank explosion in Haryana. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom housebuilders fall after ban on new home leaseholds

United Kingdom housebuilders fall after ban on new home leaseholds The measures follow the Housing White Paper and a Government consultation on unfair practices in the leasehold sector. There are 1.4m leasehold houses across England, sales of which are rapidly growing as developers sell houses on these terms, adding further costs to overstretched house buyers, the government said. [Full Article...]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release' - lawyer

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release' - lawyer A BRITISH mum jailed in Iran on allegations of spying has been told she is "eligible for early release" - just days after her husband told he remains hopeful she'll be home by Christmas. Ratcliffe told Sky News that nothing had been confirmed officially and that "there is still some paperwork" to complete. However, hardline clerics could still delay the release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe. [Full Article...]

Four dead, 11 missing as ferry capsizes off Philippines

Four dead, 11 missing as ferry capsizes off Philippines PCG spokesperson Captain Armand Balilo said at a news conference the boat in question was headed toward the remote island of Polillo in rough weather. Rescue efforts were halted temporarily after nightfall due to bad weather, coastguard officials said, adding that a helicopter that tried to fly to the area earlier in the day was hampered by strong winds. [Full Article...]

North Korea Bans Alcohol, Singing on Christmas

North Korea Bans Alcohol, Singing on Christmas It follows the dramatic escape of a soldier who crossed through the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) last month. At line 9.30am, the South's border guards fired 20 warning shots. "Our military secured his safety, and a questioning will be conducted by related agencies to find out the background of his defection and motive, etc", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin's Sentence

Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin's Sentence Sholom Rubashkin ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company. The 57-year-old father of 10, who was a Brooklyn-born rabbi, served more than eight years of his sentence and the commuting would enable a term of supervised release and a substantial restitution obligation, the White House said. [Full Article...]

Auto rams into pedestrians in Melbourne; at least 14 injured

Auto rams into pedestrians in Melbourne; at least 14 injured Both the suspect and the off-duty police officer who arrested him are among those being treated. The man was known to police and has a history of drug use and mental health issues but no known terrorism links, Victoria Police said. That case was not terrorism-related. A pre-school aged child who suffered head injuries is in a stable condition. Witness Lauren Lopatko tweeted: "Something just ... [Full Article...]

International Monetary Fund cuts outlook for United Kingdom economic growth

International Monetary Fund cuts outlook for United Kingdom economic growth In its report, the International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecast for growth in 2017 in the British economy to 1.6%, from the forecast of a 1.7% expansion it made in October. High property prices, low savings rates and the UK's large trading deficit are also risks. The IMF highlighted the plight of the financial services sector, which makes up seven per cent of GDP and accounts for 10 per ce... [Full Article...]

Compper on cusp of Celtic switch

Compper on cusp of Celtic switch Celtic is a club that is always going for the big wins. The defender has earned one cap for his country, becoming the first Hoffenheim player to be capped for Germany when he made his worldwide debut in a 2-1 friendly defeat to England in 2008. [Full Article...]

Warner Warns Trump Against Firing Mueller, Pardoning Witnesses

The dynamic threatens to intensify the already inflamed political atmosphere enveloping the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. "I'm certain that most of my colleagues believed that he wouldn't fire (former FBI Director) Jim Comey". The Virginia Senator said, "At first these calls came from the fringes of political discourse, those who would refuse to put or country and ... [Full Article...]

Rosie O'Donnell faces conservative backlash after offering to pay GOP senators

Rosie O'Donnell faces conservative backlash after offering to pay GOP senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins on pending tax-reform legislation. In the end, both Collins and Flake voted for the GOP tax bill. Rosie O'Donnell could be in big trouble for offering millions to GOP senators to vote against the new tax bill. [Full Article...]

JUST IN: Damian Green, deputy of British prime minister, resigns

JUST IN: Damian Green, deputy of British prime minister, resigns In her written response, Mrs May expressed "deep regret" at his departure. The Cabinet Office investigation did not rule on allegations made by writer Kate Maltby that Mr Green sexually harassed her. He suggested the officer who led the inquiry, former counter-terrorism chief Bob Quick, had his own agenda and was "discredited" after having to resign following inadvertently disclosing information... [Full Article...]

Following Trump's report, China urges U.S. to accept its rise

Following Trump's report, China urges U.S. to accept its rise Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned Washington that failure to do so "would only harm itself as well as others". However, it added, "the United States should also adapt and accept China's de... [Full Article...]

Country singer Michael Ray charged with DUI; hit auto at McDonald'

Country singer Michael Ray charged with DUI; hit auto at McDonald' Ray - real name Michael Ray Roach - was charged with DUI and felony possession of marijuana following the incident, which happened at 3am on Wednesday (dec 20) and booked into Lake County Jail. Cops say he told them he was coming from a bar. TheOrlando Sentinel published portions of the police report. Ray then admitted he had come from a bar and failed several sobriety tests. [Full Article...]

Al Franken to officially leave US Senate seat on January 2

Al Franken to officially leave US Senate seat on January 2 Moore, who denied the allegations, eventually lost the race to Democratic senator-elect Doug Jones. The announcement Wednesday from a Franken spokesman should put to rest questions surrounding the timing of the Minnesota Democrat's departure and concern that he might reverse his planned resignation. [Full Article...]

Canadians killed in Mexico bus crash

In a statement, Royal Caribbean said, "The news from Costa Maya about a bus accident involving our guests is heartbreaking". Chacchoben is about 110 miles south of Tulum , another popular tourism site. They said 13 people remained in hospital. Celebrity Equinox departed from Port Miami on Saturday, while the Serenade of the Seas left Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Friday. [Full Article...]

Rich Car Owners Putting Spikes On Trees To Avoid Bird Poop

Rich Car Owners Putting Spikes On Trees To Avoid Bird Poop The spikes - which are usually used to stop birds resting and building nests on ledges and nooks on buildings - have been nailed to two trees in an exclusive part of Bristol . Anti-bird spikes aren't new. Councillor O'Rourke added: 'I'm aware that the landowner might be legally within their rights to do this to the trees as they seem to be on private land. [Full Article...]


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