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Deputies Find Box of Kittens in Rubble After Lilac Fire

Deputies Find Box of Kittens in Rubble After Lilac Fire Thursday. New evacuation orders: South of Renche Rd., West of I-15 Freeway, East of Green Canyon Rd. Dozens of houses were burned as the fire spread through the tightly packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook. [Full Article...]

Weather warning for snow and ice in force for Cumbria

Weather warning for snow and ice in force for Cumbria The Met Office said there is a "good chance" some rural communities could become cut off. Up to eight centimetres of snow is expected in some parts today, with widespread icy conditions. Significant falls of snow are expected Saturday night and into Sunday. If you planning to travel tomorrow do make preparations for delays and upset. [Full Article...]

Lebanon's Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis

Lebanon's Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis The International Lebanon Support Group, a body that includes the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States - met in Paris on December 8 with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in an effort to help him shore up the nation's shaky governing coalition. [Full Article...]

We acquired Leonardo's Salvator Mundi, Abu Dhabi says

We acquired Leonardo's Salvator Mundi, Abu Dhabi says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking US$450 million at auction last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened on November 8 in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who described the new museum as a "bridge between civilizations". [Full Article...]

Palestinians say they won't meet with Pence

Palestinians say they won't meet with Pence He added there will be no contact between United States and Palestinian officials, and that his government was seeking a new mediator as Washington had surrendered its neutrality with Trump's declaration. Police said they arrested two young men from the Israeli Arab town of Arara. Meanwhile, the Marxist-Leninist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) cancelled its 50th anniversary ... [Full Article...]

Gujarat votes: Little over 35% turnout recorded till 2 pm

Gujarat votes: Little over 35% turnout recorded till 2 pm The BJP on Friday released its "Resolution Letter" with promises for the Gujarat voters, a day before polling in the assembly elections' first phase after opposition leaders especially Patidar leader Hardik Patel questioning the delay. Polling would be held in Saurashtra, that accounts for 48 seats, Kutch with six seats and South Gujarat , the remaining 35 seats. "People should come out in la... [Full Article...]

Pope wants to change words to Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis has proposed changing the text of the Lord's Prayer, saying the translation into different modern languages is flawed because it suggests that God could be the source of temptation. He indicated that it or something similar should be applied worldwide.The Rev Ian Paul, an Anglican theologian, said the Pope's comments would make traditionalists nervous. [Full Article...]

Jadhav's mother, wife to meet him on December 25

Jadhav's mother, wife to meet him on December 25 The mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav will meet him in Pakistan on December 25. "We had also asked that a diplomatic officer of Indian High Commission should accompany them while they are in Pakistan". We have been seeking access for both the mother and wife for a long time. On April 10 this year, a Pakistani military court convicted Jadhav of his charges and sentenced him to death. [Full Article...]

Black Mirror season 4 gets a new trailer, posters and premiere date

The popular series, which won an Emmy previous year in television movie and television movie writing for the "San Junipero" episode, will return with six brand new episodes. And here we are, with a final trailer for Black Mirror and the coveted release date. "This year we have nearly deliberately exaggerated the differences between the episodes", Black Mirror co-creator Charlie Brooker tol... [Full Article...]

Snow expected late Thursday afternoon in Denver

Snow expected late Thursday afternoon in Denver There is an increasing confidence of minor snowfall accumulation across portions of Central Alabama during the day Friday. Still, Georgia road crews spread a mixture known as brine on bridges and overpasses to "pre-treat" the roadways in case snow or ice does coat them. [Full Article...]

Previously undisclosed emails show follow-up after Trump Tower meeting

Previously undisclosed emails show follow-up after Trump Tower meeting Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump Jr. set for high-stakes interview with House intel panel Comey back in the spotlight after Flynn makes a deal Schiff: Flynn plea "very significant" MORE (D-Calif.) is challenging Trump Jr.'s reasoning, saying Trump Jr. [Full Article...]

3 dead in New Mexico high-school shooting

3 dead in New Mexico high-school shooting All schools in town closed for the day, but authorities said there were no other credible threats to students at the high school or other schools in the neighbouring communities of Bloomfield or Farmington. The New Mexico State Police were taking over the investigation. Authorities are responding to a shooting at a high school in northwest New Mexico. [Full Article...]

The Met Office says Kent is set for snow

The Met Office says Kent is set for snow Met Éireann said Thursday will be bitterly cold overall, with gusty north to northwest breezes bringing showers over parts of Ulster, Connacht and west Munster by the afternoon. Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected as cancellations are likely. An North Sea oil rig, off the north-east coast of Scotland, is being partially evacuated over fears extreme waves caused by Caroline could e... [Full Article...]

Texas cop shot dead in line of duty while serving warrant

Texas cop shot dead in line of duty while serving warrant Copeland, who was the first San Marcos officer to be killed in the line of duty, was taken to Central Texas Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds. He is survived by his wife and four children, according to Dallas News . "His picture's hanging in different parts of this police department because everybody here loved him". [Full Article...]

United Nations official did not carry USA gov't message to NK: State Department

United Nations official did not carry USA gov't message to NK: State Department Feltman, the highest-ranking American in the U.N. Secretariat, is the first person in that post to visit North Korea since February 2010. The United Nations has dispatched an envoy to North Korea for a rare visit aimed at defusing tensions over Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile launch, as the US and South Korea began joint military exercises condemned by North Korea's leader Kim Jon... [Full Article...]

The World's Biggest Starbucks Lands in Shanghai With Augmented Reality

The World's Biggest Starbucks Lands in Shanghai With Augmented Reality Opening Tuesday in the Chinese city is Starbucks' second Reserve Roastery, a "megastore" that is more of a mecca for coffee lovers than a traditional cafe. The Shanghai flagship store will offer a range of Chinese teas at a "tea experience bar", as well. Collect them all to receive a custom Roastery filter to share on social media. [Full Article...]

Trump expected to announce plan to shrink Utah national monuments

Trump expected to announce plan to shrink Utah national monuments President Donald Trump has become the first president in half a century to scale back land protections for two national monuments in Utah. " The proclamation signed by President Trump today is so extreme that it revokes and replaces Bears Ears and thereby violates the Antiquities Act and seizes authority that the Constitution vests exclusively in Congress". [Full Article...]

Conyers retiring amid sexual misconduct allegations

Conyers retiring amid sexual misconduct allegations Until Tuesday, Conyers held the distinction as the longest serving current member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Conyers, facing sexual misconduct allegations, has refused to step down even after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged the veteran Democrat from Detroit to do so. [Full Article...]

Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Puigdemont

Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Puigdemont Over a dozen Catalan leaders are facing possible charges of sedition, misuse of public funds and rebellion in Spain, over their roles in October's illegal independence referendum and the subsequent unilateral declaration of independence. Catalans remain deeply split on independence, and several polls suggest pro-secession parties might struggle to win enough seats to form a new regional government... [Full Article...]

Trump backs Sen. Hatch for eighth term in bid to block Romney

Trump backs Sen. Hatch for eighth term in bid to block Romney Politico reported Sunday that Trump is going all out to persuade Hatch to seek re-election in no small part to prevent his longtime nemesis, Romney, from winning the seat. Either way, Trump-not to mention his former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon , who is allegedly considering a Hatch endorsement-may not have much of a choice in the matter. [Full Article...]


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