Author: 0 Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

Wednesday's quake hit the east coast of the province, about 170 km (105 miles) from Banda Aceh. The death toll is expected to rise as rescue and recovery efforts continue, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports. Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesia natural disaster that killed almost 100 people, as officials urgently appealed Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured.

Author: 0 Narendra Modi pays homage to Jayalalithaa

He arrived at Rajaji Hall at 1.33 pm and was near the mortals of Jayalalithaa for almost five minutes. "Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her valuable contributions to the people, development and progress of Tamil Nadu will not be forgotten".

World Euro steadies after bouncing from 21-month low, focus stays on Italy
Author: 0 Euro steadies after bouncing from 21-month low, focus stays on Italy

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he will resign after losing a key referendum on constitutional reform, plunging the country into political turmoil and the European Union in further uncertainty. Market jitters have concentrated on Italy's banks, saddled with 360 billion euros ($380 billion) of bad loans, and most specifically on Monte Dei Paschi di Siena, its oldest and third largest lender.

World Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole
Author: 0 Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

Judge Mary Stanley Clarksentenced Harris to life behind bars after a jury convicted him of malice and felony murder last month. Justin Ross Harris was found guilty of malice murder last month. One of those alleged texts included a photo of Harris' penis, sent to a 16-year-old girl. Justin Ross Harris' son Cooper was killed on a hot summer day June 18, 2014, when he was left in Harris' locked SUV for about seven hours in the Atlanta area.

Author: 0 Parents disarmed their son who brought guns to Utah school

Bountiful Police Department Chief Tom Ross said in a press conference Thursday that the teen fired one shot into the ceiling of a classroom at Mueller Park Jr. The parents of a Utah junior high school student disarmed their 15-year-old son after he fired the family's gun during morning classes, police said.

Author: 0 Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

In a series of counter-attacks since Friday night, the jihadist fighters struck elite Iraqi troops spearheading the offensive in eastern Mosul, and attacked security forces to the south and west of the city. "Civilian infrastructure must never be attacked", said Hawkins. At the front line just south of the airport, the Iraqi army Sgt. Maj. "Almost every night they shoot at us from those same positions", he said as he pointed across a valley at a row of houses.

World Police in touch with US woman who was gangraped at Delhi hotel
Author: 0 Police in touch with US woman who was gangraped at Delhi hotel

Initially, she approached an NGO which sent an email about the incident to Delhi Police and yesterday she mailed her complaint to police. In a tweet, she said: "I have seen the media reports about gang rape of an American tourist in Delhi in March this year".

World Classic novels banned in schools due to racial slurs
Author: 0 Classic novels banned in schools due to racial slurs

Dozens of protestors gathered on the courthouse green in Accomac, Virginia, Friday evening to rally against the Accomack County School Board's decision to pull two classics of American literature from school library shelves. A number of Conservatives took to Twitter to share how banning these books is a sign of rampant political correctness. "We're validating that these words are acceptable , and they are not acceptable by (any) means", the parent said, also noting psychological effects ...

Author: 0 Russian Federation seeks full withdrawal of Aleppo rebels

In another blow to the rebels, the head of a new rebel alliance was seriously wounded on Saturday, rebel officials said. An official with an Aleppo rebel group accused Russian Federation of backtracking on ideas agreed at talks in Turkey that would have led to a ceasefire, and said rebel commanders had vowed to fight on even as they face intense bombardment and ground assaults.

Author: 0 South Korea announces symbolic, new sanctions on N. Korea

China s UN ambassador, Liu Jieyi, reiterated that Beijing "strongly opposes" the North Korean nuclear tests - but also made a veiled criticism of joint exercises between the United States and South Korea. But there are many other North Korean money spinners that'll also be affected. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the resolution as "the toughest and most comprehensive sanctions regime ever against that country".

Author: 0 Candidates, issues in Austria presidential election

Van der Bellen said the election is "not only about two people". "There have been a lot of insults, slander and even death threats against Van der Bellen which goes well beyond the usual scrawling on posters and campaign buses", said Lothar Lockl, Van der Bellen's campaign manager.

World Pakistan PM's special assistant to meet team Trump
Author: 0 Pakistan PM's special assistant to meet team Trump

The Trump-Sharif conversation has generated much interest in the United States capital where the opposition Democrats and the media are both criticising the president-elect for "talking to foreign leaders... The text of the conversation released by government's Press Information Department (PID) shows that during the conversation Trump also praised Nawaz and expressed his desire to meet the prime minister soon.

Author: 0 Russian Federation vows to pursue 'tit-for-tat' defense measures against the US

It stated Russia's objections to efforts by the United States to "exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction" and said that Moscow will retaliate against any military, political, or economic pressure it detects from Washington. Putin now appears to be welcoming the United States with open arms. It has also condemned Russian Federation for "repeated aggression" in Ukraine.

Author: 0 MAC Championship Prediction: Western Michigan vs. OH 12/2/16

This marks the program's first unbeaten regular season and its first outright MAC West Division title since 2000. The Bobcats will be making their fourth appearance in the MAC Championship Game and will be looking for their first title. The team will not only be playing for the MAC championship, but a chance to play in the Cotton Bowl - one of the big New Year's six games. The MAC title game had the same matchup for the past three years - Northern Illinois against Bowling Green.

Author: 0 Paul Nuttall replaces Nigel Farage as UKIP leader

The Merseyside-born MEP and former deputy to Farage comfortably defeated Suzanne Evans and John Rees-Evans with 62.6% of the vote, the party's chairman Paul Oakden announced in Westminster, central London. "We instead will debate and talk about the issues that concern real working people in real working class communities". Immediately acting on the power, he vowed to replace the Labour Party as "the patriotic party of the working people".

World Abbas's Fatah opens first congress since 2009
Author: 0 Abbas's Fatah opens first congress since 2009

The Israeli government differentiates between those it has approved and those it has not. Abbas was reelected during Fatah's seventh general congress in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday. Peace initiatives being promoted by France and Arab nations will be discussed, as will the possibility of a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement building in the West Bank.

Author: 0 Canada PM approves controversial pipeline to Pacific Coast

The project has 89 conditions that must be met. The project would triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline , from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels a day, and would add 980 kilometres of new pipe along the route from near Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C.

Author: 0 Artillery barrage kills many displaced in Aleppo

The Syrian government offensive to recapture rebel-held Aleppo sparked global alarm on Tuesday, with the United Nations saying almost 16,000 people had fled the assault and more could follow. The president of the Aleppo local council on Wednesday urged the global community and the Syrian government to set up a safe corridor to help civilians leave the besieged city.

Author: 0 Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA

And ahead of tomorrow's second trip to Old Trafford in the space of four days, Payet has warned Mourinho's men West Ham have proved they will provide strong competition in the EFL Cup tie (8pm). " West Ham's first shot, they equalise". Collecting the ball in midfield, Obiang weaved past three opponents before spraying a superb crossfield ball out to Dimitri Payet on the left flank and the flying Frenchman cut inside, where he let fly with a low 18-yarder that De Gea found too hot to handle ...

World Concern for Animals After Aquarium Evacuated Due to Wildfire
Author: 0 Concern for Animals After Aquarium Evacuated Due to Wildfire

According to reports, the fire was only 50 yards away from the building when employees fled. At about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, DeSear posted an update on his Facebook page saying: "The aquarium still stands". DeSear said the aquarium would normally keep a team there during storms, but made a decision to evacuate all employees due to smoke concerns. Unfortunately, he said, "Nothing is more important than human life".

World Dollywood to reopen Friday after evacuations for Sevier County wildfires
Author: 0 Dollywood to reopen Friday after evacuations for Sevier County wildfires

Owens told Mashable that the last time the park had to close was two years ago for two days because of severe snow and ice. Over 14,000 people were evacuated from the popular tourist city Gatlinburg , Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood, the theme park owned by Dolly Parton .

World Crews continue to work to stop Gatlinburg wildfires
Author: 0 Crews continue to work to stop Gatlinburg wildfires

More than 14,000 residents and visitors are believed to have been evacuated from Gatlinburg alone, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday morning. "I just see fire everywhere", said Logan Baker, a guest at the Park Vista Hotel. Firefighter Steve Carroll said he had never seen so much destruction and fire in one particular area.

Author: 0 BJP leads in Maharashtra municipal polls, setback for Congress, NCP

Fadnavis, who entered third year in office heading the first BJP-led government in the state, had addressed around 50 poll rallies. "The BJP's great win in local polls shows people's strong faith in development politics". I thank the people. Of the 147 municipal councils, where municipal chiefs were elected directly, BJP nominees won at 52 places, compared to the around half a dozen places, where that party held the civic chief's posts in these bodies.

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