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International Olympic Committee bans Russian Federation from Winter Olympics

International Olympic Committee bans Russian Federation from Winter Olympics To suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) with immediate effect. "In light of the decision by the IOC to allow Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag, I feel compelled as a member of the IOCAC to make it clear to clean athletes of the world and fans of Olympic sport, that there are no winners in today's decision", Wickenheiser said in a statement she released on Twitter . [Full Article...]

World's largest Starbucks store to open in China

World's largest Starbucks store to open in China It's the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery - the company's new retail offering - outside the U.S. Starbucks is opening one store in China every 15 hours, the company's China CEO Belinda Wong told "Squawk Box". Here's what it's like to visit the Shanghai Roastery, the most over-the-top Starbucks in the world. Starbucks furnishes the Shanghai Roastery with Chinese culture-rich decor, blended with... [Full Article...]

Rep. John Conyers not seeking re-election after term

Rep. John Conyers not seeking re-election after term Conyers has denied any wrongdoing. "This too shall pass", he said, calling in from a local hospital. He added, "I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children". She said that one time, when she was at Conyers' home, he came out of the bathroom naked when he knew she was in the room. Conyers said he did not feel as if he was given due process regarding the allegations, but ... [Full Article...]

One jawan, two militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir's Qazigund

One jawan, two militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir's Qazigund The Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road link that connects Kashmir with the rest of the country, is vulnerable to terror attacks despite thousands of troops from the army and paramilitary forces guarding it. Meanwhile, local sources told Kashmir Reader that a civilian identified as Suhail Ahmad Khan (29) son of M Yaqoob Khan was injured when forces opened fire on protesters near the gun... [Full Article...]

Ex-president of Yemen killed by rebels

Ex-president of Yemen killed by rebels On Saturday he abruptly switched sides, defecting to the Saudi-led Gulf coalition that has been bombing Houthi forces in northern Yemen. The new situation is critical and unsafe, and requires the interference of the Yemeni army and coalition forces in Sanaa, as well as working with Saleh's forces, which are still in shock.The people of Sanaa and the forces of the late Saleh have a great interest i... [Full Article...]

Bills QB Taylor day-to-day with knee injury

Bills QB Taylor day-to-day with knee injury McDermott labeled Taylor as "day-to-day", as the Bills get ready for their upcoming game against the Indianapolis Colts . Due to the injury and the uncertainty of it heading into the week, McDermott would not give any indication if Taylor would be ready to play by Sunday. [Full Article...]

Sushma's surprise stopover at Tehran ahead of inauguration of Chabahar port

Sushma's surprise stopover at Tehran ahead of inauguration of Chabahar port As per the agreement signed between India and Iran in May 2016, India will equip and operate two berths in Chabahar Port in its first phase with an investment of 85.21 million dollars and an annual revenue expenditure of 22.95 million for a 10 year lease. [Full Article...]

Natural disaster detected near North Korea nuclear site

Natural disaster detected near North Korea nuclear site It was the country's third intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, but the first of what North Korea is calling its Hwasong-15 missile. A photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the launching of the Hwasong-15 missile. [Full Article...]

Chinese envoy 'seems to have had no impact' on 'Little Rocket Man'

Chinese envoy 'seems to have had no impact' on 'Little Rocket Man' China should cut off North Korea's access to crude oil following the latest missile launch from Pyongyang, and Washington has asked it to do just that, the USA ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, adding that "if war comes, make no mistake, the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed". [Full Article...]

Natural disaster reported near North Korean nuclear test site

Natural disaster reported near North Korean nuclear test site The two countries are set to begin their largest ever co-operative air exercise - dubbed Vigilant Ace - on Monday, with 230 aircraft, including F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters, ready to take flight. It flew 600 miles (950 km) before splashing down in waters near Japan and is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 8,100 (13,000 km), which would put Washington within reach. [Full Article...]

Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend

Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend A supermoon only occurs when a full moon coincidentally falls during the period when the moon is the closest distance from Earth during its orbit. As explained by astronomers, the phenomenon of SUPERLINE is due to the fact that the full Moon, moving on an elliptical orbit, suitable as close to the Ground. [Full Article...]

Columbia County teen afraid to leave country with former soccer coach

Columbia County teen afraid to leave country with former soccer coach The Columbia County Sheriff's Office confirmed a missing teenager who is believed to have ran away with a soccer coach was found safe on Friday. Her former soccer coach Rian Rodriguez, 27, is now in jail on a charge of interference with a child's custody. [Full Article...]

Houthi rebels killed in N.Yemen clashes: Army

Houthi rebels killed in N.Yemen clashes: Army Khattar Abou Diab, who teaches political science at the University of Paris, tells VOA that former president Saleh has a "strong political instinct" and that he made his move against the Houthis at a time when the situation on the ground is favorable. [Full Article...]

Arrest made in Mariah Woods disappearance; missing girl believed to be deceased

Arrest made in Mariah Woods disappearance; missing girl believed to be deceased Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said that volunteers came from as far away as Raleigh, which is 120 miles southeast of Jacksonville. Kimrey was taken before a state magistrate and charged with: Concealing of Death, Obstruction of Justice , 2nd Degree Burglary, Felony Larceny , and Possession of Stolen Property. [Full Article...]

Explosive Device Defused at Christmas Market in Germany

Explosive Device Defused at Christmas Market in Germany Police are " currently deployed to central Potsdam because a suspicious package [was found there ]", the local police department said in a Twitter post. Both the market and the surrounding area have been evacuated as special forces investigate. The incident left 12 people dead and dozens more injured. [Full Article...]

Japan panel agrees on April 30, 2019 for emperor's abdication

Japan panel agrees on April 30, 2019 for emperor's abdication Akihito, who turns 84 on December 23 and has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare remarks previous year that he feared age might make it hard to fulfil his duties. Previous year the Emperor declared that it was hard to perform their duties due to old age, and he wished to pass the throne to the heir. The era of the reign of the new Emperor would start on 1 may. [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack agriculture institute in Pakistan, wounding 11

Gunmen attack agriculture institute in Pakistan, wounding 11 Another government-run hospital, the Kyber Medical Complex, said it had received three dead bodies and was treating 20 injured people. The attackers were wearing a full-face burqa (veil) and came in a rickshaw, said IG Khyber Pakhtonkhwa Salahuddin Mehsud while speaking to ARY News. [Full Article...]

Recap of most expensive Atlantic hurricane season on record

Recap of most expensive Atlantic hurricane season on record Meanwhile, unmanned aircraft and underwater drones probed Hurricane Maria's eyewall, soared at 60,000 feet over Hurricane Harvey and dove through the storm-churned waters of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean to gather unique insights on the storms. [Full Article...]

President Trump lights United States national Christmas tree

President Trump lights United States national Christmas tree Trump has even been critical of President Barack Obama's approach to the holiday, and many people have been pointing out how the Obama's Christmas cards read "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas". The first lady's office previewed the decorations for journalists on Monday after more than 150 volunteers from 29 states spent 1,600 hours during the long holiday weekend decking the White H... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships deployed for rescue operations

Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships deployed for rescue operations FISHERMEN MISSING: A rough sea and pounding rains worsened fears in Thiruvananthapuram where families await the return of at least 100 fishermen who ventured out early on Thursday. Several houses and vehicles were damaged with high velocity winds uprooting trees, electric posts and advertisement hoardings at many places. Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster R... [Full Article...]


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