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Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has a leak

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In a moving speech to the crew in Portsmouth, she said: "The most powerful and capable ship ever to raise the White Ensign, she will in the years and decades ahead represent the country's resolve on the global stage". BAE said the work would be carried out early next year and the issue would take just a couple of days to fix with no need for it to be taken into a dry dock. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif plans to hold "respect of vote" campaign

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While cross questioning the witness, Khawaja Haris, the lawyer representing Nawaz and Maryam , pointed out that Bashir had not compiled the documents presented to NAB himself. The accountability court had granted an exemption to Nawaz Sharif from attendance until December 11, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was exempted until December 15. Read More »

Trump rejoices on Twitter after Dow notches new record

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For the week, the Dow surged up by 1.3 percent, the Nasdaq jumped by 1.4 percent and the S&P 500 advanced by 0.9 percent. John McCain of Arizona is expected to miss the vote (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sen-john-mccain-wont-vote-on-republican-tax-bill-report-2017-12-17) as he's returning to his home state for physical therapy and rehabilitation linked to a brain tumor that was diagnosed over the summer. Read More »

AB, Steyn back in Proteas Test squad

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De Villiers, who averages over 50 from his 106 Tests, appeared to have called time on his five-day career after making himself unavailable for selection, but has had second thoughts. A third player, Vernon Philander , is also back in the Proteas squad after missing the most recent series against Bangladesh following an injury picked up during the winter tour to England. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to Build Children's Hospital in Chile by 2020

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When asked if Ronaldo, who signed a new deal to 2021 with the club just over a year ago, should be rewarded with another new contract, Zidane said: "Obviously, but at the right moment". "Not just for his talent or his technique but his ambition, his effort, his leadership, it is hard to find players like Cristiano", Perez told Real Madrid TV. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi has 'scored zero in his opening innings': Goa CM

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CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, NCP leader Praful Patel, TMC's Derek O'Brien, former JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav, RJD's Misa Bharati and Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav also attended the event. Read More »

How Many The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

About 1.74M shares traded. It has outperformed by 15.41% the S&P500. Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc increased Wells Fargo Co New (WFC) stake by 0.49% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) on December 15, 2017 saw a modest increase, closing the day at $50.20, or a increase of $1.08 or (2.15%).Volume levels spiked and SCHW actually managed a breakout which translated to 10.56 million shares changing hands on the day. Read More »

BBC plans documentary telling the "definitive story of Harvey Weinstein"

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Weinstein .") But in the wake of the New York Times' lengthy profile spotlighting women who claimed Weinstein had allegedly harassed them article, those stories are getting attention. Police in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and London have said they are investigating allegations against the film producer. According to Variety , the BBC will air the documentary on TV, but is also mulling the idea of releasing the film theatrically in order to qualify for Academy and BAFTA ... Read More »

USA vetoes resolution on Trump's Jerusalem decision

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Members of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) burn a picture of Donald Trump during a protest to condemn Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, outside the U.S. President Netanyahu said that the nation would not succumb to any threats arising from the recognition of the new capital. Israel took over East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 war and declared the whole city of Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital. Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate Delhi Metro Magenta Line on December 25

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The safety inspection for the 12.64-km section was held from November 13 to 15 after which it was given a go-ahead by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS). Trial is now going on at Noida from South Delhi at 12.64 kilometers. "The Kalkaji Mandir station has also been developed as an interchange station and this will help reduce travel time between the Blue and Violet Lines significantly", the DMRC told the English daily. Read More »

Yemen fires missile targeting Riyadh Royal Palace

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Reports of an explosion were heard in the Saudi capital and eyewitnesses noted thick smoke, with many posting videos on social media. The Houthi movement's al-Masirah TV reported that its fighters had fired a Burkan-2 missile at the Yamama Palace. Read More »

Deaths reported after major train derailment in Washington State

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Washington State Patrol Trooper Brooke Bova said in a tweet that family members can gather at DuPont City Hall, 1700 Civic Drive. - March 9, 2015: At least 55 people were injured when an Amtrak train bound from North Carolina to New Jersey derailed after colliding with an oversized tractor-trailer that was stuck on the tracks in Halifax, North Carolina. Read More »

Kremlin Praises US-Russia Cooperation on Planned Attack

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Russian Federation said the intelligence was significant enough for its Federal Security Service to track down seven suspects last week who were planning suicide bomb attacks Saturday on the two-century-old Kazan Cathedral and other sites in Russia's second largest city. Read More »

Thierry Henry crowned king in Nigeria

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Peter Ndegwa said: "Through our ember month's campaigns, we aim to play a part in helping consumers make the right choices". Apparently, the reason for the ceremony is because Nigerian football fans would shout "Igwe", meaning king, whenever Henry scored for the Gunners. Read More »

Cyclone Ockhi relief operations: Modi holds meeting with officials in Lakshadweep

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The government has released the second instalment of State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) to the governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu to supplement the efforts of state governments in dealing with the natural calamity. After visiting the coastal area, he will arrive Thycaud government guest house where a meeting has been arranged with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other state ministers. Read More »

Trump vows to 'take care of' N. Korea threat

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North Korea has defended its actions by claiming such weapons were necessary to deter a US invasion, but Trump and a number of other countries have accused Kim and his government of threatening the stability of the region. The man faces up to 18 years in jail if convicted. "This man is a loyal agent of North Korea , believing he was acting to serve some higher patriotic objective". Read More »

Trump ups the ante with attacks on 'disgraceful' Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Mueller could still request more documents and additional interviews. "When the initial inquiries came from committees and members of Congress, the deputy attorney general consulted with the inspector general, and the inspector general determined that he had no objection to the Department's providing the material to the Congressional committees that had requested it", Flores said. Read More »

USA tax Bill promises biggest reform of law in 31 years

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Any changes to the bill in the Senate would require the House to vote again to approve modifications. Late on Friday, a congressional conference committee released its final report outlining the compromised version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read More »

Japan to introduce land-based missile defense systems to bolster capabilities

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Japan already has two tiers of missile defenses - the Maritime Self-Defense Force's Aegis destroyers equipped with Standard Missile-3 interceptors and the Air Self-Defense Force's ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptors. Discussion will likely focus on the financing of missile defence systems. Aegis Ashore is a land-based version of the Aegis combat system developed for warships, a collection of radars, computers and missiles. Read More »

12 workers charred to death in Mumbai shop fire

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According to NDTV, about 15 workers were inside the establishment when the fire broke out. The fire brigade control room received a call at around 4.17 a.m., and three fire engines and four jumbo tankers reached Bhanu Farsan shop in the Makhariya Compound by 4.38 a.m. Read More »

USA says North Korea 'directly responsible' for 'WannaCry' cyber attack

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Bossert says the Trump administration will continue to use its "maximum pressure strategy to curb Pyongyang's ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise". Many security researchers, including the cyber firm Symantec , as well as the British government, have already concluded that North Korea was likely behind the WannaCry attack, which quickly unfurled across the globe in May to infect more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. Read More »

The Pentagon's secret UFO investigation department

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Its report says that in some cases, military personnel encountered aerial objects that "seemed to defy the laws of physics" in now unclassified documents. Beyond preparing for the next field of battle, or advancing a massive arsenal that includes nuclear weapons, the Pentagon has also researched the possible existence of UFOs. Read More »

United States vetoes UNSC resolution criticising its Jerusalem decision

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There could be no Palestinian State without the city of Jerusalem as its capital and there would be no peace in the region in the world without it. Mr. The Egyptian-drafted resolution did not specifically mention the USA or Trump but expressed " deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem ". Read More »

Watch Stephanie McMahon Announce WWE's First-Ever Women's Royal Rumble

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Three years after the women's revolution, Stephanie McMahon returned to Monday Night Raw to announce the next step in the evolution - a women's royal rumble at the January 28 pay-per-view. WWE women have made a whole lot of history over the past couple of years, most recently with the first-ever WWE women's wrestling match in Abu Dhabi. Read More »

Now, Twitter to penalise hateful, abusive accounts

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Twitter administrators on Monday began suspending or closing social media accounts they deemed to be hateful, threatening or glorifying violence, among them the accounts of prominent white nationalists who are calling the move a "purge" and attack on free speech. Read More »

George Brandis to quit Senate, move to UK

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is expected to vacate his agriculture portfolio and pick up transport and infrastructure from his Nationals colleague Darren Chester. Senator Sinodinos has issued a statement explaining that he is being treated for cancer. Conservatives Angus Taylor and Alan Tudge support Dutton in the home affairs portfolio, Taylor as the minister for law enforcement and cyber security and Tudge as the minister for citizenship and multicultural affairs, ... Read More »

270500-acre Thomas Fire destroys homes in Montecito, Calif.

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The blaze has the potential to become the biggest fire in state history, as it is not expected to reach full containment until January 2018. The largest, the 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego County, burned about 427 square miles. "It's just hard to put into words", Michael Behrman said. The fire had burned up about 259,000 acres, according to Newsweek , making it the third-largest wildfire in California's history. Read More »

Sarah Mullally appointed bishop of London

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Ms Mullally, who is the first woman to hold the third most important role in the Church of England , suggested that the institution should be at the heart of communities if it is to stay current. Having lived and worked in London for over 32 years, the thought of returning here is about returning home. "I am often asked 'What is it like to have had two careers?' First as nurse and the Government's Chief Nursing Officer for England, then as priest and Bishop. Read More »

United Kingdom must aim high in Brexit trade talks, says May

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Later Monday, the prime minister will outline to Parliament her plans for the two-year transition period Britain wants to implement after it leaves the European Union in March 2019. Eleven Conservative MPs voted against the Brexit bill, delivering May an embarrassing defeat. The prime minister indicated that freedom of movement wilk continue throughout any Brexit transition. Read More »

$22 Million Spent on UFO Program Benefitting Friend of Harry Reid

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Funding for the program came largely at the request of Harry Reid , a former Democratic senator from Nevada, who has had a long-held interest in space phenomena, according to the New York Times . 7, 2017. That is, until Saturday (Dec. 16), when Politico and the New York Times published reports tracing AATIP's history from 2007 to today. His name is Robert Bigelow, and he is a billionaire entrepreneur who shares Reid's interest in extraterrestrial life. Read More »

Dogs euthanized after mauling owner to death

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Agnew said that in his 'nearly 40 years in law enforcement, I've never seen anything quite like it'. Stephens suffered wounds to her face, throat and hands. "It appeared the attack was a violent attack initiated by the victims' dogs while the victim was out for a walk with the dogs", Agnew said of the medical examiner's initial report. Read More »