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Assam: Pregnant elephant killed as train rams into herd

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This comes close on the heels of the death of two elephants in a similar manner near Thakurkuchi rail station on the outskirts of Guwahati on November 18. Numerous deaths were caused by electrocution, as farmers erect electrified fences around their fields to keep wild animals away. Villagers sometimes resort to measures such as poisoning and electrocution of elephants to save their standing crops and property. Read More »

Two held for rape of teenaged cancer survivor

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Public Relations Officer (PRO) to the DGP, Rahul Srivastava told IANS that while 18-year-old Shubham Yadav was absconding, the other two - Virendra Yadav, 45, and Sumit, 20, were arrested late on Sunday after the incident came to light. Her neighbor, who has been identified as Virendra Yadav (38), offered his help in getting her back home. According to media reports, the man, on the pretext of helping her, raped her. Read More »

Iraq holds parade to celebrate victory over Islamic State

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However, Abadi warned Iraqis to "remain alert and ready to confront any terrorist attempt that may target our people and our land", despite the announcement of victory over IS. Islamic State fighters parade through the streets of Mosul. The statement says "all Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs and our forces completely control the global Iraqi-Syrian borders". Read More »

After 35-year ban, Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas in 2018

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Little do people know that more than 30 cinemas were open in major cities in Saudi Arabia around 40 years ago. "Opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification; by developing the broader cultural sector we will create new employment and training opportunities, as well as enriching the Kingdom's entertainment options", Alawwad said in a statement. Read More »

Afghanistan to Play Their First Test Against India

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The latest report has come through PTI with their tweet stating, "India to host Afghanistan for their first ever Test match". "Afghans were scheduled to play their first Test in 2019 versus Australia but considering the historic relationship between India and Afghanistan, we made a decision to host their first Test", said BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary. Read More »

US Jerusalem Move: Fury Spreads From Jakarta To Rabat

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Gaza's Shifa hospital said that two bodies of Palestinians were found under the rubble of a Hamas military site bombed by Israeli planes overnight, bringing the death toll in the past 24 hours to four, with 160 injuries. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the Europeans are impatient to hear details of any new US peace move. In Jakarta, Indonesia, Reuters reports that thousands of protesters gathered outside the U.S. Read More »

Other EU trade partners say United Kingdom shouldn't get a better deal

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Mrs May will also face her first meeting with Cabinet ministers as potentially acriminous discussions begin about Britain's long-term relationship with the EU. Setting out the agreements on three fundamental issues, Gove said that it was Mrs May's tenacity and skill as a negotiator that had allowed Britain to move on to the next phase of negotiations. Read More »

Russia's Putin stops at Russian military base in Syria

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After his short visit to Syria, Putin headed for Cairo, where he will hold talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, RT reported. The Russian military has said previously that they will maintain their presence at the Hemeimeem air base and the naval facility in Tartus. Read More »

'Fukrey Returns' mints over Rs 8 crore on opening day

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Ali Faizal, Manjot Singh, Richa Chadhha and Varun Sharma are the highlight of the cast and give mature performances. "He also tweeted, " #Fukrey is now a BRAND in view of the TERRIFIC START of #FukreyReturns ... Fukrey Returns promises good comedy with a lot of entertainment and fun. Directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Fukrey Returns has been co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sindhwani under their banner Excel Entertainment. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj Holds Talks With Chinese Counterpart Wang Yi

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi also called on President Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan , in New Delhi , on Monday. India had objected to the construction highlighting its security concerns. Wang's visit to Delhi is expected to be followed by top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi's trip later this month to attend the 20th round of China-India boundary talks. Read More »

Moore's campaign, accuser battle over yearbook signature

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Roy Moore , who is the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. In November, Nelson claimed Moore attempted to force her to perform a sex act when she was a teenager in the 1970s and he was the deputy district attorney of Etowah County and in his 30s. Read More »

South Korea calls for 'WARTIME' control as North Korea war 'imminent'

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North Korea has shown rapid advances in both its development of long range missiles and its nuclear bomb capabilities. The announcement of the joint exercise, a sixth such drill since 2016, comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile, which dropped into the sea inside Japan's exclusive economic zone in late November. Read More »

Putin launches giant LNG project to rival Qatar

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Russia's privately owned gas producer Novatek has partnered with France's Total and China's CNPC at the helm of the project, which has already sent its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the port of Sabetta. The first train is now operational and the other two will be ready by 2018 and 2019 respectively, supplying Asian and European markets. "That is why I am here", the minister responded to the Russian leader's proposal and congratulated him on launching the Yamal LNG ... Read More »

National Christmas tree shortage felt in Berlin

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Her family grows evergreens in Avery county. Some Christmas traditions include hanging up lights, building a snowman, and handing out presents on Christmas Eve. "It was a good season for us", said Hal Weston, owner of Weston's Nursery, Fallentimber. After my requisite coffee stop and musings on Christmases of yore, we arrived home to set up the tree in all her wild, unruly splendor in our home. Read More »

Lactalis faces worldwide recall of products in salmonella scare

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The French company told AFP that "nearly 7,000 tonnes" of production may have been contaminated, but it is not clear how much of this is on the market or has already been bought and consumed. Most people recover without treatment but young children and the elderly are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill. But this week five new cases were reported of infection with the "salmonella agona" bacteria. Read More »

Real Madrid depart for Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi

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The tournament, which kicked off at the United Arab Emirates on December 6, ends on December 16. The event began with Al Jazira beating Auckland City 1-0. Playmaker Mbark Boussoufa is central to Al Jazira's efforts and the Morocco worldwide says that his team-mates have already written football history in setting up the tie. Read More »

Jerusalem Protests Continue Across Palestine

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Erdogan said Turkey would continue its diplomatic efforts to reverse President Donald Trump's announcement, which he calls "null". Protesters in Beirut hurled rocks and plastic water bottles toward the U.S. He said the Arab foreign ministers will agree during their upcoming meeting on future steps including the convening of an Arab summit in Jordan, which is the current president of the Arab summit. Read More »

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

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At a meeting in Paris with Israel's visiting prime minister, French President Emmanuel Macron condemned recent violence against Israelis . Soldiers from the Givati brigade in Hebron had been deployed in the area near Hebron's market to deal with any disturbances following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Wray rejects Trump criticism

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Trump and Republicans appear to be building such a case to undermine the Mueller probe, which has already unleashed charges against four former Trump aides and increasingly menaces the White House and Trump's family. Wray continued: "The FBI that I see is tens of thousands of fearless men and women who are working as hard as they can to keep people that they will never know safe from harm". Read More »

Weather warning for snow upgraded to amber

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Where has the storm hit and will it snow? Forecaster Steve Ramsdale said up to two inches of snow is likely to fall over those areas into Saturday - rising to four inches on higher ground. 10-20 cm is possible for some locations, mainly in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland , north Wales and perhaps the northwest Midlands. A Christmas market in Aberdeen was also closed over safety concerns. Read More »

US, Japan and South Korea host joint missile tracking drills

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North Korea has shown rapid advances in both its development of long range missiles and its nuclear bomb capabilities. This is the sixth combined anti-missile exercise since the drills were agreed upon at the 48th Security Consultative Meeting between Seoul and Washington in 2016. Read More »

Hyderabad student shot at in Chicago after parking lot argument

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He has been seriously injured and is now hospitalised in critical condition. The victim who has been identified as Mohammad Akbar had gone to the United States for higher studies a few months back. The locals rushed him to the hospital after the incident took place and an investigation is on. "We are yet to know more ..." They also asked the minister to take up the case with the USA authorities. Read More »

Británicos podrán modificar acuerdo de Brexit, asegura ministro

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Los temas en los que se alcanzó el consenso entre May y Juncker, fueron: las bases de las condiciones de la separación, los derechos de los ciudadanos europeos y británicos, además de la frontera con la isla de Irlanda. En el ámbito de la justicia, los jueces ingleses deberán respetar la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Europeo de Justicia. Cuando Reino Unido deje la UE ya no será parte legal de ninguno de estos acuerdos; no hay forma de renovarlos automáticamente, y el tiempo para modificar ... Read More »

Tremors, Aftershocks Felt Near North Korean Nuclear Missile Test Site

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He was in fact born in the Soviet Union, but the mountain, has always been integral to the country's identity. The leader himself was reported to have climbed it two years ago. President Trump has threatened military action against North Korea in the face of that country's nuclear tests, and USA tourism to North Korea was ended in July. Read More »

HuffPost Verdict: I'm A Celebrity' Final 2017

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Earlier in the week, Jamie got a visit from him mum Helen. Past year saw Scarlett Moffatt being crowned Queen of the Jungle and she appeared on the final to hand over her title to the new Queen. The star beat fellow campmates Iain lee and Jamie Lomas to the top spot as they finished up in second and third place. During their final night, Iain, Jamie and Toff completed three final Bushtucker Trials in order to win a luxury feast. Read More »

Raging Thomas Fire triggers new evacuation orders in California

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The Santa Barbara County Fire Department tweeted out photos of homes burning in Carpinteria early Sunday morning and crews fighting a wall of flame advancing on homes at 6 a.m. Altogether, at least 9,000 firefighters were deployed to the five wildfires still active Sunday throughout Southern California. It is only 15 percent contained. Read More »

Aggies DT arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana

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Possession of two ounces of less of marijuana in Texas is a Class B misdemeanor offense, with penalties of up to 180 days in jail and fines not to exceed $2,000. Just a few hours earlier, Henderson was honored at the A&M team football banquet. Henderson closed the regular season with 35 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Read More »

Moore Accuser Admits Her Story Is Not 100% Truthful

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The poll is the third taken by Change Research since sexual misconduct allegations against Moore surfaced on November 9. Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s. But last week, Trump endorsed Moore. "So even though Moore is a favorite, Democrat Doug Jones is just a normal polling error away from winning". Asked about Trump's support, Shelby said, "I do believe the Republicans can do better". Read More »

Warriors make history with flawless 6-0 road trip

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Avery Bradley piled up 25 points for Detroit, which fell to 14-and-11 overall and 8-and-3 at home. Klay Thompson supplied 21 points for the Warriors . He was just 1-of-6 from the field and 0-of-5 from three-point range, so he made a decision to affect things in other areas by displaying his array of skills on the court. Read More »

Detroit highway shootings believed to be connected, state police say

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Michigan State Police said detectives were interviewing a person from Southfield who said her auto was struck by gunfire Thursday on I-94 and French Road during the same timeframe as the other three shootings. The woman said the incident occurred around the same three other freeway shootings happened. One shooting was along Interstate 94 near Gratiot Avenue, leaving a driver with a leg wound. Read More »

Home Invasion Suspect Fatally Shot By Homeowner Was Homeowner's Relative

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Pennsylvania State Police identified the body using facial recognition software. Because Lutz was asleep in bed when a pair of intruders broke through the front door of his Ellport, Pennsylvania, home about 1:30 a.m. It is unknown if Lutz recognized Mercadante at the time of the shooting. Investigators think Lutz may have been targeted in the incident, but they have not found the reason behind it. Read More »