• 'History is being made': Memphis makes moves to remove two Confederate monuments
'History is being made': Memphis makes moves to remove two Confederate monuments

Strickland said the Memphis City Council's unanimous vote to remove the Confederate statues Wednesday evening was the final step that allowed the city to sell the parks. The statue of Davis was at Fourth Bluff Park. After the vote, Memphis police quickly deployed from the riverfront area near the Interstate 40 welcome center in Downtown and cor...

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  • European Court of Justice proclaims Uber a taxi company
European Court of Justice proclaims Uber a taxi company

The EU Court of Justice on Wednesday said that the service given by Uber of connecting random individuals with non-professional drivers is the service covered in the field of transportation and all the European states have the right to regulate the terms and conditions of giving this service.

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  • China's Didi raises $4 bn to fund global turf war with Uber
China's Didi raises $4 bn to fund global turf war with Uber

The company has already raised $13 billion from investors including Alibaba, Tencent and Apple, and added that this newest round will go towards developing its artificial intelligence technology, as also worldwide expansion and green vehicle initiative.

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  • Gujarat Assembly poll-2017 results: Magical, mystical Modi prevails
Gujarat Assembly poll-2017 results: Magical, mystical Modi prevails

Need I say who is the political victor in Gujarat". Reacting sharply to Gandhi's remark raising questions on Modi's credibility, Javadekar said it was the Congress which was losing its credibility among the people in the country, because of which, he added, the party was losing election after election.

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  • US Plans 'Bloody Nose' Attack on North Korea
US Plans 'Bloody Nose' Attack on North Korea

The WannaCry virus infected computers in May around the world, including Japan. "As we have clearly stated on several occasions, we have nothing to do with cyber attack and we do not feel a need to respond, on a case-by-case basis, to such absurd allegations of the US", the spokesman said , according to the North's official KCNA news agency.

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  • Justine Damond: Family 'concern' over U.S. shooting probe
Justine Damond: Family 'concern' over U.S. shooting probe

Mr Ruszczyk said the comments his family and others close to Justine, including he fiance, Don Damond, with great concern. "[Minneapolis officials] looked me in the eye and said they were committed to getting the truth of the event", Mr Ruszczyk said.

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  • JUST IN: Another PDP Rep defects to APC
JUST IN: Another PDP Rep defects to APC

Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP's spokesperson, dismissed the individuals and their threat in a statement Wednesday evening. Agbonayinma claimed, "The PDP has shut the door against me". "The unity list was imposed on us on December 9th and we are resisting it now". PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported that three more members of the PDP were likely...

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  • Texas Democrats sue to keep GOP Rep
Texas Democrats sue to keep GOP Rep

The Democrats dropped their suit hours later after being denied the temporary restraining order they needed to keep their fight alive before ballots are completed this week. Hinojosa said the congressman's permission to do so amounts to collusion between the office and Texas Republicans . The party claimed victory Wednesday, saying state elections...

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  • One Dead, Nearly 100 Injured After Earthquake Hits Near Tehran
One Dead, Nearly 100 Injured After Earthquake Hits Near Tehran

One man died, and almost 100 were injured in the panic following the Iranian quake of magnitude 5.2, the France press reported. A magnitude 5.2 natural disaster jolted a town near Iran's capital on Wednesday, according to state television, causing people in buildings to pour out into the streets in fear.

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  • Astana holding 8th round of talks on Syrian settlement
Astana holding 8th round of talks on Syrian settlement

Several bilateral meetings started on Thursday morning among the parties participating in Astana 8 meeting on Syria, according to Kazakh Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Anuar Zhaynakov. The bilateral and multilateral consultations are scheduled for December 21. A fragile ceasefire brokered at the end of a year ago by Moscow and Ankara has been bo...

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  • Hillary Clinton's favorability rating hits 25-year low
Hillary Clinton's favorability rating hits 25-year low

Sixty-one percent of American adults have an unfavorable view of the former presidential hopeful, a new high, the Washington Examiner noted . According to a new Gallup Poll measuring Clinton's favorability from December 4 through December 11, Clinton's rating is down 5 points since June - to just 36 percent.

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  • Five killed, nine injured in boiler blast in sugar factory in Bihar
Five killed, nine injured in boiler blast in sugar factory in Bihar

On 1 November, in a massive explosion at the state-run power giant NTPC's Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district, 43 were killed and over 100 were injured, The News Indian Express had reported. Among the deceased are Arjun Kushwaha, Kripa Yadav and Md. The doctors have referred three seriously injured persons to PMCH for further tr...

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  • South Africa to Downsize Embassy in Israel in Response to Trump
South Africa to Downsize Embassy in Israel in Response to Trump

The final declaration of the conference said: "Delegates endorsed the proposal that we must give practical support to the oppressed people of Palestine and resolved on an immediate and unconditional downgrade of the SA embassy in Israel to a liaison office".

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  • US VP Pence delays Israel, Egypt visit for Senate tax vote
US VP Pence delays Israel, Egypt visit for Senate tax vote

The delay comes after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, a move igniting violence in the region between Palestinians and Israelis. "But I have to tell you, it's just not been a focus of mine or of this president", Pence replied before telling Ingraham that the administration is focused on tax cuts ...

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  • Sheriff: NASCAR team owner fired at 3 would-be thieves
Sheriff: NASCAR team owner fired at 3 would-be thieves

NASCAR team owner Richard Childress likely won't have to worry about anybody trying to break into his home again anytime soon. He grew up in Winston-Salem. According to the WXII report, Childress - who was elected First Vice President of the National Rifle Association in May - reportedly told deputies the only reason he and his wife "were here toda...

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  • 4 years for ex-Chicago journalist for bomb threats to Jewish groups
4 years for ex-Chicago journalist for bomb threats to Jewish groups

Another time, she said, the NYPD firearms division showed up to investigate if she was selling guns. In his plea deal, Thompson agreed not to contest a prison sentence of up to four years. "I feared for my life every day", she said. "I was told by police, verbatim, 'It will get worse and then we can try to help'". The judge said Thompson create...

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  • Ferry with 251 people capsizes off Philippines
Ferry with 251 people capsizes off Philippines

A ferry with 251 passengers capsized between Dinahican, Quezon and Polilio Island in Philippines on Wednesday. The ferry had been traveling on rough seas from Ungos port in Real, a town east of Manila , to Polillo Island when it capsized at about 11:30 a.m.

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  • Iranian prisoner could be released in weeks, says husband
Iranian prisoner could be released in weeks, says husband

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe told her husband Richard that her lawyer said a computer database at the Iranian judiciary has changed her case status from "closed" to "eligible for release". Ratcliffe told Sky News that nothing had been confirmed officially and that "there is still some paperwork" to complete. "That's on the computer, that's in the ...

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  • Trump transition lawyer accuses Mueller of unlawfully obtaining emails
Trump transition lawyer accuses Mueller of unlawfully obtaining emails

The documents were provided to Mueller's team by the GSA in September in response to requests from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but the transition team didn't learn about it until last week, Langhofer said. "The Special Counsel's Office has extensively used the materials in question, including portions that are susceptible to claims of pr...

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  • Israel PM slams United Nations as 'house of lies' before Jerusalem vote
Israel PM slams United Nations as 'house of lies' before Jerusalem vote

Security Council resolution that rejected the establishment of diplomatic facilities in the contested city of Jerusalem. "Jerusalem is our capital, we will continue to build there and additional embassies will move to Jerusalem". Let them vote against us; we'll save a lot. He thanked Trump and United States ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley "for s...

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  • Trump Commutes Kosher Meat Processing Plant Operator's 27-Year Bank Fraud Sentence
Trump Commutes Kosher Meat Processing Plant Operator's 27-Year Bank Fraud Sentence

Rubashkin is the former CEO of Agriprocessors, a large kosher meatpacking company that was raided in 2008. The case drew national attention, and last December a former federal prosecutor and deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton, Philip Heymann, took to the pages of the The Washington Post to blast Rubashkin's conviction, which...

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  • Another North Korean soldier defects to South, officials say
Another North Korean soldier defects to South, officials say

The North Korean soldier, who was shot in the shoulder and elbow, was airlifted to a hospital by a United Nations Command helicopter, another military official said, speaking on condition of anonymity in exchange for providing the details. While attempting to pursue Oh, North Korean soldiers fired across the demilitarized zone, violating the Korean...

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  • Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Eve and Day in Houston, 2017
Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Eve and Day in Houston, 2017

On New Year's Day, the stores will open at normal hours, but will close at 6 p.m. statewide. If you don't want to cook or if you're travelling on Christmas Day, there are quite a few restaurants that'll be open. Banks, credit unions: All will be closed Christmas Day. Please note that the café stop taking food orders 30 minutes before they close....

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  • Melbourne Car Attack Was Not Connected to Terrorism, Police Say
Melbourne Car Attack Was Not Connected to Terrorism, Police Say

The attack happened just blocks from a pedestrian mall where a driver ran down eight people in January, killing six and injuring many others before being shot and taken into custody. Sky News Australia reported that a pre-school child with a head injury was taken to hospital in a serious condition. Vehicle attacks have become a common choice of...

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  • Donald Trump to Media: 'You Need the Prayer More Than I Do'
Donald Trump to Media: 'You Need the Prayer More Than I Do'

On Tuesday, Ben Carson led the Trump cabinet in prayer . And recognize that nations divided against themselves can not stand, ' Carson said . 'In this time of discord, distrust and dishonesty, we ask that you would give us a spirit of gratitude, compassion and common sense, and give us the wisdom to be able to guide this great nation in the...

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