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Cowboys assert themselves in win over Lions
- December 28, 2016

And for the second straight week, the Dallas Cowboys are the catalyst for Washington's good fortune. The game is at noon on New Year's Day. The Cowboys, meanwhile, had eight enforced penalties for 47 yards. Neither has been impressive this season, with Dallas ranked 20th by efficiency and Detroit ranked 31st. He was targeted just four times and had only one catch in a win over the Browns, then hauled in six of nine targets including a touchdown and posted a season-high 116 yards in a win ... (more...)
Taiwan Warns of Growing Threats From China
- December 28, 2016

He said the fleet did not enter Taiwan's air defense identification zone. Taiwan's Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan warned of increased threats from rival China a day after Beijing's first aircraft carrier was detected sailing across the East China Sea. (more...)
Russian plane, carrying 91, crashes over Black Sea Russian plane, carrying 91, crashes over Black Sea
- December 26, 2016

People lay flowers at the home stage building of the Alexandrov Ensemble (The Red Army Choir), in Moscow , on December 25, 2016. Wreckage from the trijet's fuselage has been located at a depth of 70m (230ft) some 1.5km from the Sochi coast, says the Russian ministry of defence. (more...)
Browns Rain On Their Own Parade With First Win of the Season
- December 25, 2016

That included the Indians, who gave the Browns a shoutout. Griffin's exit came in the midst of the Browns and Chargers exchanging seven consecutive punts. This was RGIII making the right play and attempting to get down, only to be hit in the head. Philip Rivers totaled 310 passing yards and two touchdowns, but he also had an interception and simply couldn't do enough to help his team win. (more...)
Turkish troops killed in clashes against IS in Syria
- December 23, 2016

ISIL is reported to have used multiple suicide bombers in Wednesday's battle and numerous Turkish army's wounded were rushed to hospital in the city of Gaziantep in Turkey's south-east. It added that some 15 jihadists had been killed in the previous 24 hours. Turkish jets have reportedly conducted fresh airstrikes on Syria's northwestern city of al-Bab, leaving at least 47 civilians dead in yet another act of aggression against the Arab country. (more...)
UN General Assembly to vote on preparing cases of Syria war crimes
- December 23, 2016

There were strenuous objections from Syria - as well as from Russian Federation and Iran - accusing the assembly of interfering with national sovereignty and stepping on the toes of the Security Council, which is usually responsible for issues of global peace and security. (more...)
Winter storm could mar Christmas travel Winter storm could mar Christmas travel
- December 22, 2016

They have also put less severe yellow "be aware" weather warnings in place in Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday , and in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England on Friday and Saturday . Snow is also possible over Christmas although wintry flurries will largely be confined to the north and west of the United Kingdom, he added. In fact, most all of Georgia is expected to see highs in the 60s on Christmas, with some south Georgia towns expected to flirt with 70. (more...)
Kansas' 6 electors back Trump; protesters boo, cry 'Shame!' Kansas' 6 electors back Trump; protesters boo, cry 'Shame!'
- December 20, 2016

The CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigation say the Russians meddled in the elections, by cyber-hacking Democratic National Committee emails and other files to help President-elect Donald Trump. "I don't care for the term faithless electors because I think how they decide is faith in itself, so there is no faithlessness to it Deirdra Hahn explained. (more...)
Cuba proposes to use rum to pay back Czech debt
- December 18, 2016

Cuba has proposed a novel way of spiriting away its enormous global debts - paying them off in bottles of rum. Whilst the trade offer was being considered by Prague , Zurovec thought the debt ought to be paid at least partly in cash. With thousands of independent claims lodged in U.S. courts, the Justice Department says Cuba owes at least US$1.9 billion as a result of its nationalising of American-owned businesses and expropriating of US-owned property in the wake of the communist takeover ... (more...)
Cold Temperatures Hit The Region Wednesday Cold Temperatures Hit The Region Wednesday
- December 17, 2016

Temperatures will cool back into the 40s by early next week. "Basically you're going to get (a) mixed bag of precipitation to start your weekend off". Monday morning will also be extremely cold, around minus-10 degrees before the chill begins to retreat. The abnormally cold weather won't last too long, as the cold high pressure system will be pushed offshore on Friday by a storm crossing the Great Lakes. (more...)
800 tourists stranded in Andaman following heavy rainfall; 4 Navy ships deployed 800 tourists stranded in Andaman following heavy rainfall; 4 Navy ships deployed
- December 12, 2016

After the weather became calm today the Island Lt. Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi said that five ships of Andaman and Nicobar Island are put into operation in which 3 ships are of Indian Navy and 2 ships are of Coast Guard. They expect the evacuation to be completed by the evening, he said. However, there is adequate food, fresh water and medicines for the stranded tourists as revealed by a defence official. (more...)
Barcelona pledge to revamp crash-hit Brazil outfit
- December 10, 2016

The small side from southern Brazil were heading to Colombia to play local team Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana , the second-biggest South American club championship after the Copa Libertadores. Ruschel was one of three members of the team who survived the crash - which killed 71 people in total. The previously unheralded side had qualified for the Copa Sudamericana , the equivalent of the Europa League, for the first time and had been due to face Colombian giants ... (more...)
Something huge is coming to Pokemon Go on 8 December Something huge is coming to Pokemon Go on 8 December
- December 08, 2016

Reddit user, Alturrisi , posted a couple of pictures of the email of Starbucks' official employee "Barista Need To Know", confirming details of Pokemon GO's next update and a partnership between the two companies. Though it's still No. 10 on the Apple App Store's list of top-grossing apps, it has fallen off the top charts for downloads. The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokemon has been added to the buddy information screen. (more...)
Turkey summons German envoy over treatment of Turkish lawmaker Turkey summons German envoy over treatment of Turkish lawmaker
- December 08, 2016

Deputy parliament speaker Aysenur Bahcekapili was temporarily held at the German airport due a problem with her passport on Monday, according to the Hurriyet newspaper. "Don't we have to retaliate now?" Israel's new ambassador to Turkey has handed in his credentials to the Turkish President during a special ceremony in Ankara. (more...)
Syrian government, ally Russia warn rebels in city of Aleppo
- December 07, 2016

Estimates for the number of rebels in east Aleppo vary, with the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights putting the figure at 15,000 before the current assault began. "That is a made-up alibi", Deputy U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Michele Sison told the council. Rebel fire into the government-held west of the city has killed 81 people, including 31 children, in the same period, it says. (more...)
Islamic State attacks Iraqi forces near Mosul
- December 04, 2016

The UN statement also said at least 926 civilians were killed, bringing to 2,885 the number of Iraqis killed in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict last month. While insurgent auto bombs are nothing new, countering those attacks has become much more hard within the narrow streets and tightly packed homes of Mosul . (more...)
Gujarat: BJP sweeps local bodies polls
- December 03, 2016

BJP captured 107 out of total 123 seats which went for polls in different parts of the state. As the results pour in in the favour of BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people for showing trust in the party. Apart from these three local bodies, the Gujarat State Election Commission conducted byelections in 31 seats in various municipalities, taluka panchayats and district panchayats across the state. (more...)
Taylor relishing pro debut Taylor relishing pro debut
- November 29, 2016

Her opponent for that contest is expected to be confirmed next week and Peters has promised that Taylor's next test will represent a step up, although it seems unlikely that world-class opposition will be booked until well into 2017 as her team look to build Taylor's profile with a winning record. (more...)
Wenger admits Xhaka needs more time to adapt to the Premier League
- November 27, 2016

He did not play when he arrived here, and he was as well 23 years old. Wenger has refused to throw Xhaka in at the deep end, and he has revealed the midfielder is not playing too much so he can continue to adapt to the English top flight. (more...)
Nephew of ex-NBA player Camby found dead on Texas property Nephew of ex-NBA player Camby found dead on Texas property
- November 27, 2016

A search is underway for a CT boy who went missing while visiting Texas for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hundreds of people who searched for a missing autistic boy attended a vigil in his memory Saturday night in Pearland. A bloodhound track pointed to the area of FM 1128 and FM 518. The boy is related to former National Basketball Association player Marcus Camby, police said. (more...)