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Global News Lilac Fire destroys two structures, prompts evacuations
Author: 0 Lilac Fire destroys two structures, prompts evacuations

Forecasters say the winds will snap through the foothills into the afternoon then spread out across the county . They were using six bulldozers, eight water tenders and four helicopters to put out hot spots and extend containment lines around the perimeter of the fire.

Global News Rights group calls for new NPA to be of 'unimpeachable integrity'
Author: 0 Rights group calls for new NPA to be of 'unimpeachable integrity'

In its ruling the court also stated that Zuma shall not make another appointment to the position. "As the ANC‚ we trust that whatever decision taken will be in the interest of the administration of justice‚ the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the country as whole‚" said spokesperson Zizi Kodwa.

Global News Abu Dhabi authorities revealed as buyers of $450m 'Leonardo painting'
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A New York Times report had cited unnamed sources "familiar with the Saudi royal family" who had "presumed" that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was funding Prince Badr's bid. In a 30-year deal worth a reported €1 billion ($1.18 billion), the French Louvre assists with exhibition management, offers advice and lends artworks to its Middle Eastern franchise.

Global News Erdogan, Macron agree to cooperate over Jerusalem
Author: 0 Erdogan, Macron agree to cooperate over Jerusalem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday held phone conversations with his Nigerian and Indonesian counterparts to discuss the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. They also expressed hope the extraordinary summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), due to be held in Istanbul on December 13, would show a common stance against the decision.

Global News Winter weather alerts issued for parts of Upstate NY for snow
Author: 0 Winter weather alerts issued for parts of Upstate NY for snow

School districts across the area will be closed due to freezing temperatures, cold rain and maybe even a flurry or two. "Total snow accumulations of 6 inches of more are possible in the most persistent lake snows". A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 4 PM for all other areas north of the Lake, the entire south shore, and the River and Bayou Parishes.

Global News Don't turn Sardar Patel or Mahatma Gandhi into products
Author: 0 Don't turn Sardar Patel or Mahatma Gandhi into products

While he later insisted he was referring to Modi's low level of politics, the BJP was quick to give it a "low-caste' spin. Is that why they hate me?" he questioned. Renuka Chowdhury called me a virus. He also said we won't let this mad dog win. The Prime Minister during his address told that "Ghulam Nabi Azad said I am Gangu Teli".

Global News Ukraine again arrests Mikheil Saakashvili, ex-president of Georgia
Author: 0 Ukraine again arrests Mikheil Saakashvili, ex-president of Georgia

The development is the latest twist in a long feud between Ukrainian authorities and Saakashvili, who has turned on his one-time patron President Petro Poroshenko, accusing him of corruption and calling for his removal from office. International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday the global lender was "deeply concerned by recent events in Ukraine that could roll back progress that has been made in setting up independent institutions to tackle high-level corruption".

Global News Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands
Author: 0 Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands

A federal judge overturned Dassey's conviction in 2016, ruling that investigators coerced his confession. However, that release was blocked and set off a new round of legal battles between Dassey's attorneys and the state of Wisconsin that culminated in a three-judge federal panel ruling that Dassey's confession was coerced.

Global News Lebanon's 'miracle' stability at heart of high-level ISG Paris meet
Author: 0 Lebanon's 'miracle' stability at heart of high-level ISG Paris meet

Lebanese leaders say their country has earned the support on account of the burden of hosting Syrian refugees, 1 million of them, according to the United Nations, or close to a quarter of Lebanon's own population. The United States expressed support, recognising Hariri as one of its chief partners in the Middle East. "For Lebanon to be protected from regional crises it's essential that all Lebanese parties and regional actors respect the principle of non-interference", Macron said.

Global News Mayor Faulconer urges Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers
Author: 0 Mayor Faulconer urges Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers

That in the spending bill they are debating to ward off a government shutdown, Congress and President Trump should find a way to preserve a program they've targeted for termination. But Congress isn't known for getting stuff done. "Immigration is a good thing, and we need to make sure we're supporting immigration reform , starting with the Dream Act".

Global News German SPD leader takes aim at U.S. tech giants
Author: 0 German SPD leader takes aim at U.S. tech giants

Schulz, a former head of the European Parliament, said a pre-condition for entering such talks would be "an about-face in European policy". SPD leader Martin Schulz, who initially said the party would go into Opposition after seeing its time in the last Merkel-led " grand coalition " rewarded with bruising losses at the polls, must now convince his party to reverse that decision.

Global News Davis says UK Government has not assessed impact of Brexit on economy
Author: 0 Davis says UK Government has not assessed impact of Brexit on economy

The Brexit Secretary also told MPs leaving the European bloc will lead to a "paradigm change" in the United Kingdom economy in a similar way to the 2008 financial crash. Joanna Cherry, the SNP justice and home affairs spokeswoman, said the evidence of Mr Davis to the committee would appear to "directly contradict" what he and other ministers had previously said: "This is pretty serious", she said.

Global News Details about New Mexico high school shooting gunman, victims emerge
Author: 0 Details about New Mexico high school shooting gunman, victims emerge

Authorities also would not confirm whether or not the shooter was a student or if there was a motive. Law enforcement said Friday it was "unlikely" that Atchison knew the victims ahead of time: "Wrong place, wrong time". Shortly after, he saw another student, Casey Marquez , in the hallway and killed her. State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said the two victims were not specific targets.

Global News White ex-cop gets 20 years for Walter Scott slaying
Author: 0 White ex-cop gets 20 years for Walter Scott slaying

The cellphone video shows Scott getting about 17 feet from Slager before the officer fires at him eight times. Police said after the shooting that Slager tried to used a stun gun to stop Scott but that Scott struggled with the officer over the weapon.

Global News Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife, mother on Christmas day
Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife, mother on Christmas day

In a letter received by India on Friday, Pakistan has said the visit "may" take place on December 25, external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. In October, the Pakistan Army had said it is close to a decision on the mercy petition of Jadhav. Pakistan has also agreed to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Mr Jadhav's wife and mother during their Pakistan visit, thereby fulfilling India's request for sovereign guarantees for the same.

Global News Kevin Spacey accused of groping Norwegian royal
Author: 0 Kevin Spacey accused of groping Norwegian royal

Kevin Spacey was hosting the event. The former royal divorced his wife, who is the only daughter of King Harald V and fourth in line to the throne, last year. Spacey responded in a statement saying if it happened, it would have been 30 years ago and a "drunken" encounter. His career has since taken a huge hit as a result of the allegations - he was sacked from his TV drama House of Cards and edited out of Ridley Scott's new movie All the Money in the World .

Global News Light snow moves in this weekend
Author: 0 Light snow moves in this weekend

Get our daily forecasts on your Amazon Alexa device. Cold winds continue to blow across the bluegrass state through the upcoming weekend. Tonight : Tonight marks the earliest sunset of the year for the area. Highs during the afternoon will eventually get into the mid 30s. Those cold winds will soon be joined by light snow as we head into Saturday . The high makes it to only 36.

Global News Wembley Stadium to host more games in Euro 2020
Author: 0 Wembley Stadium to host more games in Euro 2020

UEFA has previously indicated that qualified nations that are home to one of the 12 host cities would be assigned to that group - meaning Spain and Ireland would be automatically paired up. The boost to England's credentials as a host of major tournament football comes after it emerged this week that chairman Greg Clarke has begun laying the groundwork for a potential bid for the 2030 World Cup.

Global News Refugee relocation referral adds to Hungaryʼs legal woes
Author: 0 Refugee relocation referral adds to Hungaryʼs legal woes

Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic were supposed to help resettle a combined total of 10,000 people but, so far, the Czech Republic is the only country out of three that has accepted refugees. The dispute has highlighted the deep divisions among Europeans over how best to handle the migrant wave, which saw more than one million people enter Europe in 2015, mostly from Turkey to the Greek islands and across the Mediterranean to Italy.

Global News 150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California
Author: 0 150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California

The largest of the fires, the Thomas Fire , is crawling toward Santa Barbara. US President Donald Trump tweeted a message of "thoughts and prayers" to California as it nears the end of its deadliest year ever for wildfires. The fire did not immediately cross the wide expanse of the pass to the Getty side, but if it had, the facility is prepared. The Los Angeles Fire Department has deployed hundreds of firefighters and called in helicopters and airplanes.

Global News Manafort tried to pen positive op-ed on Ukraine work: special counsel
Author: 0 Manafort tried to pen positive op-ed on Ukraine work: special counsel

The evidence Mueller revealed in a filing, which is a fraction of what he said earlier yesterday he has collected, is the first clear indication of the depth of his investigation and the nature of what his investigators have found. The prosecutors have also asked the court to submit details about Manafort's Russian contact and the op-ed under seal, so they would remain confidential.

Global News Aadhaar linking deadline extended to March 31
Author: 0 Aadhaar linking deadline extended to March 31

In view of the difficulties faced by some of the taxpayers in the process, the date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN was initially extended till 31st August, 2017 which was further extended upto 31st December, 2017. With less than a month to go for the deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN , the Centre on Friday extended the deadline to March 31, 2018. This is the third time within this year that the Union finance ministry has been forced to extend the deadline for Aadhaar-PAN linking.

Global News North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm
Author: 0 North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

Foreign news media report that a senior United Nations official on a rare high-level visit to North Korea held talks with the North's foreign minister on Thursday. The Pentagon said it has "no intent" to move any dependants out of the country. Fearing a possible conflict with North Korea in the near future, U.S.

Global News Roy Moore Accuser Admits She Added 'Notes' to Roy Moore Signature
Author: 0 Roy Moore Accuser Admits She Added 'Notes' to Roy Moore Signature

Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore . The Roy Moore accuser presented a yearbook signature as evidence she and the embattled Senate candidate really knew each other back when he allegedly sexually assaulted her . "I want everyone to know that I stand by my previous statement that Roy Moore sexually assaulted me", Nelson said. Beverly Nelson's high school yearbook has become key evidence supporting her claim that the 34-year-old prosecutor was a regular at the Olde Hickory House ...

Global News House OKs GOP Bill Expanding Gun Owners' Rights
Author: 0 House OKs GOP Bill Expanding Gun Owners' Rights

According to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, the U.S. House of Representatives just passed Concealed Carry Reciprocity, which would allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons in states where they do not reside. He and other Republicans compared the concealed-carry permit to a driver's license that is valid in any state. The bill also makes improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, NICS.

Global News Olympics skiing star Vonn to snub White House visit for U.S. team
Author: 0 Olympics skiing star Vonn to snub White House visit for U.S. team

Said Vonn: "I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president". She added that if she were invited to the White House after the games, she would "absolutely not" go. As well as competing for a second Olympic gold medal in South Korea, she is attempting to break the record of 86 World Cup victories held by Ingemar Stenmark since 1989.

Global News Wintry weather for part of the area Friday
Author: 0 Wintry weather for part of the area Friday

Temperatures through the day will hover around 35 degrees. "In a nutshell, the greatest risk for some accumulating snow will be across portions of eastern MA and RI, but impacts further into the interior cannot be ruled out", weather service forecasters wrote.

Author: 0 Will Bob Iger Hand a Murdoch the Keys to the Disney Empire?

The CEO would likely remain at Disney for two to three years after finalizing a deal, according to a source close to the situation. The Walt Disney Company possibly buying 21st Century Fox would be a dream come true for Marvel fans as it would allow all of the characters to finally work together in an epic feature, like the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War .

Global News First Lady Melania Trump Stops by Whataburger While in Texas
Author: 0 First Lady Melania Trump Stops by Whataburger While in Texas

Whataburger , a Texas burger chain, has near mythical levels of popularity in the state. The American chain opened its 1st restaurant in Corpus Christi, TX in 1950! During their visit, Mrs. She'll tour their property and see their temporary FEMA supplied housing. Executive Director Bea Hanson said she first learned about the visit just days ago and is excited to show Melania Trump and Karen Pence behind the scenes operations at the Food Bank.

Global News Border arrests drop, deportations soar in Trump's first year
Author: 0 Border arrests drop, deportations soar in Trump's first year

Overall, the agency reports HSI made 32,958 criminal arrests and seized $524 million in illicit currency and assets after investigating cross-border criminal activity in FY17. But officials insisted the wall was still needed. "We're still arresting almost 1,000 people a day coming across the border", he said. "The fact that we're still seeing these vulnerable asylum seekers make the journey to the United States is strong evidence that they are genuine refugees and they do need humanitarian ...

Global News Pakistan rejects U.S. demand for joint operation on its soil
Author: 0 Pakistan rejects U.S. demand for joint operation on its soil

In his discussion with Mattis, Abbasi said the two allies shared objectives. He added that in his long association with Pakistan, he was aware of the sacrifices rendered and lives lost in Pakistan's fight against terrorism. While there may not be any free lunches in this world, Pakistan continues to nearly rever China - a fact underlined by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday when he said the focus of Pakistan's foreign policy must shift away from the USA and onto China.

Global News Independents not on board with GOP tax plan
Author: 0 Independents not on board with GOP tax plan

Seventy percent of Americans believe that Congress should investigate President Trump for sexual harassment, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday . While congressional Republicans have spearheaded this tax overhaul movement, the survey revealed that more voters (47%) think Democrats would do a better job of handling taxes than Republicans (39%).

Global News London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan on maiden tour
Author: 0 London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan on maiden tour

He visited Pakistan after completing his trip to India. Earlier, in India, the Mayor met Bollywood bigwigs and addressed a couple of conferences besides visiting heritage sites. PM Abbasi welcomed him and said that every Pakistani is proud of his election as Mayor of London and prays for his success. The London mayor lauded the government, saying he is impressed with the progress made in infrastructure, technology and energy sectors.

Global News Lionel Messi admits Newell's Old Boys doubts
Author: 0 Lionel Messi admits Newell's Old Boys doubts

Barca had somehow managed to get to a stage where the five time Ballon d'Or victor was not far removed from being able to negotiate a free transfer away from the Camp Nou in January. He explained: 'Bench role? "I realised that sometimes not playing is for the best". "It looks easier from the outside". "Being on the bench is disgusting, ' 30-year-old Messi explained".

Global News She is the SEXIEST - Priyanka Chopra nails number 1 spot!
Author: 0 She is the SEXIEST - Priyanka Chopra nails number 1 spot!

However, Priyanka reclaimed the top slot this year in the poll by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye for a record-breaking fifth time and Deepika has been ranked third this year. In the same poll, Priyanka Chopra has been voted the "Sexiest Asian Woman". On the other hand, curator of the list Asjad Nazir was all praises for the former beauty queen - actress terming her as an incredible ambassador of India.

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