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World Media Bitterly cold weather closes out 2017
Author: 0 Bitterly cold weather closes out 2017

In Chicago, it was even too cold for those hearty enough to ring in the new year by jumping into Lake Michigan, where thick white steam rose from the water Monday morning. A temperature of 2 degrees below zero was recorded at the airport at 7:48 a.m.by a Weather Service spotter. Some New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations were cancelled due to unsafe travel conditions.

World Media Iran Says Unrest Will Fade Soon as Judge Orders Tough Punishment
Author: 0 Iran Says Unrest Will Fade Soon as Judge Orders Tough Punishment

Mehr news agency also quoted a judiciary official as saying that several ringleaders of protests in Karaj, the fourth largest city in Iran, have been arrested. "The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years", he wrote. Germany has called on the government of Iran to let people exercise their right to peaceful protest.

World Media Severe weather warnings as Storm Eleanor heads for London
Author: 0 Severe weather warnings as Storm Eleanor heads for London

Storm Eleanor, the fifth named storm of the season to hit the United Kingdom, is expected to arrive tonight (January 2) and will continue on throughout tomorrow (January 3). Met Éireann has put much of the country on its second highest alert a STATUS ORANGE for wind which will be accompanied by extensive rain which will make for extensive.

World Media Triple Talaq victim supports provision of punishment in bill
Author: 0 Triple Talaq victim supports provision of punishment in bill

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has convened a meeting of the leaders of the Congress as well as other parties in his Parliament chamber on Tuesday, before the bill is taken up. Farhana on Monday urged all parties to support the Bill in the upper house, adding that the punishment of three years would be a credible deterrence.

World Media Asaduddin Owaisi questions PM Modi's claim on Haj journey of Muslim women
Author: 0 Asaduddin Owaisi questions PM Modi's claim on Haj journey of Muslim women

On Sunday, Modi said he had told the ministry that women who had applied to travel alone for Haj should be exempt from the lottery in the spirit of women's empowerment. "This is all tokenism". Khalid Saif Ullah Rehmani, Secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board said that the woman will be safe and secure if she goes along with Mahram .

World Media 9 more people killed overnight as nationwide protests in Iran continue
Author: 0 9 more people killed overnight as nationwide protests in Iran continue

All were reportedly shot by hunting rifles. Protests continued to take to the streets of Tehran, Tabriz, Ardabil, Karaj, Abadan and Ahwaz despite the tight security measures. The government said it was temporarily restricting access to the Telegram messaging app and Instagram. Iran's economy has been battered by years of US and worldwide sanctions, which isolated the Islamic republic for its nuclear program.

World Media Australia Manufacturing Growth Robust In December
Author: 0 Australia Manufacturing Growth Robust In December

The Australian Industry Group's Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) slid 1.1 points to 56.2 points in the month, still comfortably above the 50-point level and therefore indicting expansion rather than contraction. Results released on Tuesday showed a seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index of 54.2 for the month, slightly down from November's 54.8. The reading suggested surprising resilience in the world's second-largest economy at the end of the year, though it was ...

World Media Israeli minister wishes Iranians 'success' in anti-government protests
Author: 0 Israeli minister wishes Iranians 'success' in anti-government protests

However, he said that the accusations of Israeli involvement were "not only false; it's laughable". "Sadly, many European governments watch in silence as heroic young Iranians are beaten in the streets", Netanyahu said. Some protesters in the country's capital reportedly chanted "death to Rouhani", referring to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, and "death to the dictator", referring apparently to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

World Media Amber Alert for two Texas girls after woman found dead
Author: 0 Amber Alert for two Texas girls after woman found dead

The girls are believed to be in extreme danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Round Rock police said on Sunday, officers responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 2600 block of Leslie Court and found a deceased woman inside.

World Media Korea's Kim says US will never start war
Author: 0 Korea's Kim says US will never start war

His comments come after a former top USA military officer warned that the United States is now closer than it has ever been to a nuclear war with the North, with little hope of a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Mr Kim's comments came after a former senior United States military officer warned that the Trump presidency had helped create "an incredibly unsafe climate".

World Media A frigid end to 2017 and start of 2018
Author: 0 A frigid end to 2017 and start of 2018

Anyone out celebrating overnight will get an extra blast of arctic air that could drop temperatures to -5 and -20 degrees. A wind chill advisory is in effect until New Year's Day at noon. Sun: High: 42 Low: 29 Mostly cloudy, slight chance of rain/snow. A weak cold front for midweek will knock highs back into the upper 20s to around 30 for Thursday and Friday.

World Media Rabbi calls Lorde a bigot in full-page Washington Post ad
Author: 0 Rabbi calls Lorde a bigot in full-page Washington Post ad

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the man behind the ad in the Post, has been called the world's most controversial Jew . Published on the fifth page of the 31 December issue of the newspaper by Boteach's This World: The Values Network, the ad accuses the Kiwi singer of joining "a global anti-semitic boycott of Israel" while having no problem in performing in Russian Federation.

World Media Pakistan hands over list of 457 Indian prisoners: Foreign Ministry
Author: 0 Pakistan hands over list of 457 Indian prisoners: Foreign Ministry

According to the latest Indian list, there are 250 Pakistani civilians and 94 fishermen in Indian jails. "Even in the absence of a structured bilateral dialogue, both sides have released fishermen". Hasnain, a juvenile, was repatriated to Pakistan from India on Monday after his nationality was confirmed. The government has "repeatedly emphasised the need for early release and repatriation of civilian prisoners, missing Indian defence personnel and fishermen along with their boats", it said.

World Media Israel charges 20-year-old Palestinian filmed slapping soldiers
Author: 0 Israel charges 20-year-old Palestinian filmed slapping soldiers

Ahed and her mother were charged in relation to the incident and to remarks broadcast in the immediate aftermath, in which Nariman asked her daughter to give a message to the world. Ahed Tamimi and her mother, Nariman, who was also arrested, will face the same military court later on Monday for a hearing, during which the prosecution could announce its intention to press charges.

World Media 4 dead in New Jersey domestic incident
Author: 0 4 dead in New Jersey domestic incident

The victims were identified as 44-year-old Steven Kologi and 42-year-old Linda Kologi. A report by New Jersey 101.5 said that a law enforcement source confirmed it was a shooting and a suspect was in custody. His 18-year-old sister, Brittany, and 70-year-old family friend, Mary Schultz, were also found dead. Officials say police recovered a semi-automatic rifle at the home, which was legally owned and registered to the address where the shooting happened.

World Media Likud Party approves annexation of W. Bank settlements
Author: 0 Likud Party approves annexation of W. Bank settlements

By enacting civilian law over settlements, the move may streamline procedures for their construction and expansion. Yoav Kisch, head of the Knesset Control Committee, started preparing for an amendment in the basic law in which the Israeli army powers on settlers are abolished and substituted by the civil law.

World Media Moray baby born just SECONDS after midnight among first infants of 2018
Author: 0 Moray baby born just SECONDS after midnight among first infants of 2018

UMHL was also fortunate enough to have the first baby born on Christmas Day also, with a baby girl being born at 12.27am on Christmas morning. The baby weighed 8lb 2oz after being born at 12.32am. In Dundee, the labour ward at Ninewells Hospital had five new arrivals in the early hours of Monday. Both children have not yet been named. First-time mother Emma MacDonald, 29, gave birth to baby girl Bonnie Petrucci, weighing around 7lb 2oz.

World Media Horse show evacuated after 'major fire at vehicle park'
Author: 0 Horse show evacuated after 'major fire at vehicle park'

Flames engulfed a number of vehicles next to the arena on Liverpool's waterfront, with a total of 12 fire engines called to the building at King's Dock. "All people and horses are safe and secure". We are working alongside the emergency services to ensure the fire is brought under control and to make the site safe as quickly as possible.

World Media Death toll rises in Iran amid wave of anti-government protests
Author: 0 Death toll rises in Iran amid wave of anti-government protests

Khojastehpour claimed that "no shots were fired by the police and security forces" and "foreign agents" and "enemies of the revolutions" were responsible for these deaths. The protest then turned into a nationwide anti-government demonstration. Videos posted on social media showed people chanting: "Mullahs, have some shame, let go of the country".

World Media Foreign agents blamed for death of two protesters
Author: 0 Foreign agents blamed for death of two protesters

The state TV report made the reference in a package on the ongoing demonstrations that began on Thursday. "Unfortunately in these clashes two citizens from Dorud were killed". Access to Telegram, which the government has accused of being used to foment violence during the protests, was cut in the early afternoon, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency and other media.

World Media Delhi starts New Year with thick fog; flights, train services affected
Author: 0 Delhi starts New Year with thick fog; flights, train services affected

Also the airport has advanced technology for low-visibility landings - CAT IIIB system - under which an aircraft can land in visibility of 25 to 50 metres. Passengers traveling throughout the day should expect delays and cancellations due to the first day of the fog this season. Sunday's maximum temperature settled at 23.9 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 6.4.

World Media UNESCO head 'deeply regrets' Israeli plan to leave agency
Author: 0 UNESCO head 'deeply regrets' Israeli plan to leave agency

UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay says she has received Israel's official letter announcing its exit from the United Nations cultural body. Israel's departure will be effective as of December 31, 2018. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects USA concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.

World Media Late Bengals TD knocks Ravens out of playoffs
Author: 0 Late Bengals TD knocks Ravens out of playoffs

In what was expected to be Marvin Lewis' final game as the head coach in Cincinnati, he shared a double high-five, a smile and a big hug with Andy Dalton after he completed 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd to give the Bengals the go-ahead score with 44 seconds left in the game.

World Media As cold wave sweeps US, Trump makes light of climate change
Author: 0 As cold wave sweeps US, Trump makes light of climate change

He added: "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against". From January through November, this year's average USA temperature was the third warmest in records going back to 1895. As President, Trump has made those views administration policy by pulling out of the Paris climate agreement , and his Environmental Protection Agency has made a series of moves that curbed ...

World Media Stokes set to miss Australia ODIs, cleared for IPL
Author: 0 Stokes set to miss Australia ODIs, cleared for IPL

The cricketer is now suspended by England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB ) over his alleged involvement in the street brawl outside Bristol nightclub in September. Malan is yet to play a 50-over match for England, having made his global debut in a Twenty20 worldwide against South Africa in June, prior to his Test debut the following month.

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