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Sainsbury's reports record £1bn Christmas sales
- January 12, 2017

And clothing and general merchandise also jumped: by 10% and 3%, suggesting an outright sales rebound could be close. Argos sales rose 4 percent. Kantar Worldpanel had a similarly tepid reading on Tuesday of the No. The pound has been falling against the dollar and the euro since the European Union referendum and there have been warnings that this will lead to higher prices this year as import costs rise. (more...)
Islamic State Blows Up Government Buildings On Iraq's Mosul Islamic State Blows Up Government Buildings On Iraq's Mosul
- January 12, 2017

Wounded civilians streamed into nearby hospitals and Iraqi forces blamed IS for shooting at fleeing residents and shelling populated areas after losing control of them. "The challenge is that they (IS) are hiding among civilian families, that's why our advances are slow and very cautious", Lieutenant-Colonel Abdel Amir al-Mohammedawi, a spokesperson for the rapid response units of Iraq's federal police, told Reuters . (more...)
Girl, 7, 'stabbed to death' in park Girl, 7, 'stabbed to death' in park
- January 12, 2017

The teenager has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, said North Yorkshire Police. The 15-year-old is due to appear at York Magistrates Court at 10am on Wednesday. Flowers and cards were left near the field, including one that read: "Night night my darling princess Katie". She said: "It's such a shame because they have both just started their lives". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn: I would join Southern Rail picket line
- January 11, 2017

Today's strike is the first of three this week, with further walkouts set for tomorrow and Friday. The action follows strikes by London Underground workers over job cuts that led to stations across London being closed on Monday. The strike involves about 1,000 train drivers in the Aslef union and "a few" in the RMT union. The company have now imposed a driver only operation - where drivers close train doors but the unions say it's safer for a guard to close the doors - and it's harder for ... (more...)
USA sanctions Russian officials over dissident deaths USA sanctions Russian officials over dissident deaths
- January 11, 2017

Magnitsky, a lawyer who represented a major investment advisory firm, was locked up by authorities after he uncovered a US$ 230 million fraud scheme involving Russian officials. Magnitsky Act for human rights abuses, U.S. officials said. Litvinenko fled Russian Federation for Britain, where he was poisoned after drinking green tea laced with a rare but potent radioactive isotope at a London Hotel. (more...)
British foreign minister arrives in United States to meet Trump advisers British foreign minister arrives in United States to meet Trump advisers
- January 10, 2017

The President-elect took to Twitter this morning to say he was looking forward to meeting May, and described Britain as " very special ". "Following the successful meeting last month between the prime minister's chiefs of staff and president-elect Donald Trump's team, Boris Johnson is undertaking a short visit to the USA for meetings with close advisers to the president-elect and senior congressional leaders", a Foreign Office spokesman told the Guardian . (more...)
Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dead Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dead
- January 09, 2017

Mr Rafsanjani had suffered a heart attack, the reports said. In 2013, Rafsanjani was blocked from running for the presidency because of his advanced age. A seasoned politician, he headed the Expediency Council, a body which is meant to resolve disputes between the parliament and a hardline watchdog body, the Guardian Council. (more...)
Syria's Civil War: Deaths as auto bomb hits Jableh town Syria's Civil War: Deaths as auto bomb hits Jableh town
- January 06, 2017

Scores of cars were on fire and shops were damaged by the blast in a busy commercial part of the town, the TV reports said. Jableh's hospital director said many among around thirty people injured were in critical condition. The photo shows the aftermath of a bomb attack in the town of Jableh, Latakia Province, Syria, January 5, 2017. But these government-held coastal cities have been largely spared the widescale violence seen elsewhere in the war-torn country. (more...)
Paul Ryan Promises Republicans Will Complete Obamacare Replacement Bill This Year Paul Ryan Promises Republicans Will Complete Obamacare Replacement Bill This Year
- January 06, 2017

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted, "House Republicans announced today that they will again attempt to defund Planned Parenthood". Last January, President Obama vetoed legislation that would have eliminated about 90 percent of federal money for PPFA during the year. (more...)
Black teen files $5M lawsuit against white cop over pool party assault Black teen files $5M lawsuit against white cop over pool party assault
- January 05, 2017

Now, Dajerria and her legal guardian, Shashona Becton , have brought a $5 million lawsuit, alleging that Casebolt violated her constitutional rights by using "excessive force" and holding her "without probable cause". Adrian Martin, 18, in dark blue shirt and tan shorts, tried to help a teenage girl who was being subdued by Eric Casebolt during a McKinney, Texas, pool party. (more...)
Marlin drags fisherman into remote waters off Australia Marlin drags fisherman into remote waters off Australia
- January 05, 2017

After it pulled him into the water, his boat continued on without him, leaving him stranded and treading water. Another fisherman spotted his boat travelling at speed without a driver and alerted authorities. WA Police say the incident highlights why solo fishermen should wear a life vest containing an emergency locator beacon. Rusty Elli, the commander of the Exmouth Volunteers Marine Rescue Group, said that the rescuers made it possible to get the search done as fast as possible. (more...)
How the New Congress Looks Based on Their Faith How the New Congress Looks Based on Their Faith
- January 05, 2017

Christianity is on the decline nationally, but not so in the halls of Congress. Most Republicans identify as Christian. Of the 293 Republicans in the 115th Congress, all but two identify themselves as Christians; those two are Jewish. The number of Protestants has been steadily declining, reflecting the general decline of the U.S. Protestant population, while Catholics - after a steady surge- now comprise more than 31% of Congress. (more...)
U.K. Envoy to EU Quits, Adding Uncertainty to May's Brexit Plans U.K. Envoy to EU Quits, Adding Uncertainty to May's Brexit Plans
- January 04, 2017

The UK's ambassador to the European Union has handed in his resignation, despite being expected to play a key role in Brexit negotiations later this year. In his role, Sir Ivan had overall responsibility for the UK's team which represents the nation in negotiations that take place in Brussels. Britain risks losing 40 billion euros ($42 billion) of direct funding from the European Union once it leaves the bloc, according to United Kingdom parliamentary analysis. (more...)
Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for NBC News Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for NBC News
- January 04, 2017

Sources said Fox News in the post-Ailes era has become focused on taking steps to age down the network, which has a median age of viewers that is around 68, according to Nielsen. Further details of Ms Kelly's news programs will be unveiled by NBC in the coming months, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. She generated more attention a year ago after alleging in her memoir that former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her. (more...)
New UN chief wants to 'put peace first' New UN chief wants to 'put peace first'
- January 03, 2017

The successor to 10-year leader Ban Ki-moon asked the global community in an appeal to take steps to put the violence, bloodshed and war that raged in 2016 permanently in the past. Appalled by sufferings of millions in conflicts in today's world, he insisted that "Peace must be our goal and our guide". Outgoing secretary-general Ban told the U.N.in his final speech Friday that he is "so very proud" to have worked with them for the past 10 years. (more...)
Liverpool vs Manchester City, Premier League Liverpool vs Manchester City, Premier League
- December 31, 2016

Give me a break. They are the highest home scorers at an average of more than three goals per game and their +18 goal difference is bettered only by Chelsea. Attack: Sergio Ageuro is back from his four-match suspension so the Argentinean worldwide is expected to come straight back in to the side up front which will be a huge boost for the Citizens. (more...)
Berlin truck's automatic braking system 'may have saved lives' Berlin truck's automatic braking system 'may have saved lives'
- December 31, 2016

Several newspapers suggest that, after he arrived Milan on December 23rd at around 02:00 Anis Amri met a young Salvadoran. Preliminary info suggests that the 37-year-old Polish national died close to the time of the attack. Meanwhile Dutch lawmakers including anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders demanded an explanation over reports that Amri may have travelled through the Netherlands . (more...)
Madras HC judge raises doubts over late TN CM Jayalalithaa's death Madras HC judge raises doubts over late TN CM Jayalalithaa's death
- December 30, 2016

As Tamil Nadu politics is in for a churning since Jayalalithaa's death, other questions that gains prominence now is whether Sasikala succeed in gaining support of grass root level workers of the party and people. "Ms. Sasikala will have all powers vested with the general secretary". Sasikala did not attend the meeting. After her demise, many district units and senior leaders urged Ms Sasikala to take up the mantle of the Dravidian party. (more...)
Akhilesh to up the ante with parallel list of poll candidates Akhilesh to up the ante with parallel list of poll candidates
- December 30, 2016

Pandey had been expelled by Shivpal but he continues to be a Minister in Akhilesh's Cabinet. He is among three Ministers, including Arvind Singh Gope and Ram Gobind Chaudhary. Also, the list that includes 176 sitting MLAs, does not mention the names of several pro-Akhilesh ministers and MLAs. Although, sources have confirmed that Congress UP polls in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad has held a few round of talks with SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. (more...)
Trump gets caught lying about his charitable foundation
- December 28, 2016

The foundation can not legally dissolve while it is being investigated, according to the Attorney General's office. What's more, the payment came just days after Bondi announced her office was considering investigating Trump University. He said he supports Trump because "Trump is a wild card, and I'll take a wild card over unworthy anytime". Earlier this year the Washington Post reported the foundation made payments totaling $258,000 to settle lawsuits relating to two of Trump's ... (more...)
Large disturbance, fights prompt evacuation of Colorado mall Large disturbance, fights prompt evacuation of Colorado mall
- December 28, 2016

But USA Today said the fighting started in the food court. Others involved false reports of gunshots. Police said the situation was under control, NBC5 reported shortly after 8 p.m. He says there's no evidence shots were fired, even though some witnesses thought they heard a gunshot. Similar incidents were reported at malls across the country Monday evening. (more...)
Romanian President Refuses to Appoint Parliament-Backed Sevil Shhaideh as PM
- December 28, 2016

Ms Shhaideh, who is a member of the country's Muslim Tartar minority, had been put forward by the Social Democratic Party, which comprehensively won Romania's election earlier this month with 45 per cent of the vote. Beyond that fact that Dragnea and Shhaideh are close, the nomination of a Muslim for the PM's post came as a surprise after the PSD ran an election campaign with a heavy nationalistic flavour under the slogans "proud to be Romanian" and "Dare to believe in Romania ". (more...)
U.S. national gang rape case: Delhi police arrests four accused
- December 28, 2016

She contacted a non-profit organisation in the U.S. who in turn gave a complaint to the Delhi Police commissioner on October 5 via email, after contacting the tour operator and the hotel in vain. On December 3, Delhi police had registered an FIR regarding the incident. She claimed that in July this year, she approached a US-based NGO, which, in turn, contacted the hotel authorities and the tour company but to no avail. (more...)
Tsunami warning after massive natural disaster strikes off Chile on Christmas Day Tsunami warning after massive natural disaster strikes off Chile on Christmas Day
- December 28, 2016

According to Onemi, around 21,000 homes had been completely detached from electricity, along with one bridge that had was deemed to be impossible to pass through. The main natural disaster, which was followed by dozens of weaker aftershocks, concentrated the brunt of the destruction on highways and bridges, but most structures were left intact. (more...)
Syria: US Moves to Arm Rebels with Anti-Aircraft Weapons
- December 28, 2016

Hours after, the President-elect responded that he would expand and strengthen the US nuclear force. Lavrov also told Kerry that the Barack Obama administration's attempts to further wreck Russia-U.S. But he signed it anyway because it authorizes vital funding and programs, including efforts "to reassure our European allies", he said in a statement Friday. (more...)
Chinese aircraft carrier carries out drills in Western Pacific for first time
- December 27, 2016

Taiwan's defence minister Feng Shih-kuan has called the timing of China's air exercises a coincidence, but warned the island still faces a military threat. China lays claim to most of the South China Sea with their "Nine Dash Line". The aircraft carrier and its escorts are expected to conduct the exercises outside the first island chain, of which Taiwan and the Japanese islands form a part. (more...)
'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack on plane 'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack on plane
- December 25, 2016

We will update this post if they do so. Fisher was rushed to a local area hospital where she remains tonight. "Our thoughts are with Carrie, her family and friends". The actress got a heart attack 15 minutes before her flight landed in Los Angeles from London. "Don't know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home". (more...)
Why Did Congress Not Raise Modi's Corruption Issue in 2013, Asks Kejriwal
- December 25, 2016

Gandhi also asked the Prime Minister why he didn't table the list of Swiss bank account-holders in the Parliament if his government was really honest about its stand against black money and corruption. Gandhi had alleged that Modi had taken money from the Sahara and Birla groups during his tenure as Gujarat chief minister. "Now that their young leader (Rahul Gandhi) has spoken, we have seen what the "earthquake" is all about". (more...)
Russia's Rosneft says has flexibility on oil output levels Russia's Rosneft says has flexibility on oil output levels
- December 25, 2016

West Texas Intermediate crude for delivery in February picked up 31 cents, or 0.6%, at $52.79 a barrel, paring some of Wednesday's decline. A weaker dollar makes greenback-denominated commodities including oil cheaper for holders of other currencies. (more...)
Dead orca found off coast of Sechelt member of Southern Resident pod
- December 24, 2016

The results of a necropsy are still pending and the cause of death hasn't been confirmed, but the US -based Center for Whale Research issued a statement Thursday saying J34 was "looking skinny this past summer". There's a lot of research going on to help protect the southern resident killer whales, and J34's death will likely help that work progress, he said. (more...)