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Worldwide Lorde labelled a 'bigot' after she cancels Israel concert
Author: 0 Lorde labelled a 'bigot' after she cancels Israel concert

A full-page ad taken out by a rabbi in the Washington Post has called Lorde a bigot after she cancelled her Israel show. Boteach called Lorde a hypocrite for going ahead with two planned shows in Russia, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's backing of the Assad regime in the Syrian civil war, a point others had previously noted.

Worldwide Male guardian requirement for Haj scrapped long ago: Asaduddin Owaisi
Author: 0 Male guardian requirement for Haj scrapped long ago: Asaduddin Owaisi

According to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, now Muslim women aged above 45 will be allowed to go for the pilgrimage without " mehram " in a group of at least four. "The main problem concerning the Muslim women is education and livelihood". In that process, Saudi now relaxed rules and stated that women travelling in a group of more than 45 members to Mecca need not have a male companion.

Worldwide Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers
Author: 0 Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

The two soldiers did not respond, either by striking them or chasing them away. Tamimi was filmed slapping an Israeli officer after soldiers entered her famiy's home looking forsuspected stone-throwers. The case has made her into such a symbol for Palestinians that a commentator in Israeli left-wing newspaper Haaretz said Israel risked turning her into the "Palestinian Joan of Arc".

Worldwide Troop 111 hosting Polar Bear Plunge
Author: 0 Troop 111 hosting Polar Bear Plunge

This year's event in Peachland is on again on January 1 with a Polar Bear Walk and Run at 10:30 a.m. The event will be followed be a New Year's Day Levee and Old-Time Fiddle Party at the Port Dover Harbour Museum. Organizers said there would be a gathering on East End Beach after the race for a photo, hot drinks, food and music. "But there's a lot of them still going, you know it is a Polar Bear Plunge, so you got to be a true polar bear to be out there".

Worldwide 4 killed in New Year's Eve shooting at New Jersey home
Author: 0 4 killed in New Year's Eve shooting at New Jersey home

Police said they recovered a semi-automatic rifle at the scene, which they believed was used in the killings. Authorities have not revealed a motive for the shooting. The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, will be charged as an adult with four counts of murder, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J.

Author: 0 Israel Approves Annexation of Illegal West Bank Settlements

The settlements are now under military jurisdiction, giving Israel's defense minister the final say on building there. "We are telling the world that it doesn't matter what the nations of the world say", Erdan told the crowd. Although parliamentary elections are not due until November 2019, the police investigations in two cases of alleged corruption against Netanyahu and tensions among partners in his governing coalition could hasten a poll.

Worldwide Man 'nearly' decapitated girlfriend with samurai sword, police say
Author: 0 Man 'nearly' decapitated girlfriend with samurai sword, police say

A Houston man, 45-year-old Kenneth Wayne Lockings Jr ., is being charged with murder after he " nearly " guillotined his girlfriend with a samurai sword on Wednesday, authorities say. Lockings' grandmother, Marie Carrier told The Houston Chronicle that he received the sword as a gift at Thanksgiving. It was not immediately clear what led to the slashing.

Worldwide Pelicans fall to Knicks, drop second-consecutive game at home
Author: 0 Pelicans fall to Knicks, drop second-consecutive game at home

New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said he has been "looking at" the possibility of starting rookie Frank Ntilikina at point guard. New Orleans is 9-8 at home this season; after tonight, its next game here isn't until January 8. But the NY bench got hot in the second quarter and helped push the Knicks lead to 15 points as New Orleans struggled to gain any rhythm offensively.

Author: 0 Iran's Guards Vow to Crush Dissent as Protests Turn Deadly

Iran warned of a tough crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators posing one of the boldest challenges to its clerical leaders since nationwide unrest shook the Islamist theocracy in 2009. Reports said that thousands marched across cities in support of the government on Saturday, citing state media, to mark the anniversary of the end of "the sedition" - unrest after the 2009 elections.

Worldwide First New Year's baby born in Limerick
Author: 0 First New Year's baby born in Limerick

Parents Craig Ferguson and Amy Coull welcomed Harry Ferguson into the world at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin. The baby girl arrived at 1:14 a.m. Monday. He weighed 9lb 8oz when he was born just TEN seconds into New Year's day. Another baby followed shortly after that in Wexford and was welcomed into the world at 12:30am.

Worldwide No more! Donald Trump Refuses Financial Aid To 'Deceitful' Pakistan
Author: 0 No more! Donald Trump Refuses Financial Aid To 'Deceitful' Pakistan

A few months ago, Trump declared that Pakistan "gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror". However, many in the United States felt betrayed when al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden - the most-wanted terrorist who masterminded the 9/11 terror attacks - was found hiding in Pakistan in 2011.

Worldwide Two shot dead in protests in southwest Iran: lawmaker
Author: 0 Two shot dead in protests in southwest Iran: lawmaker

Iran's leaders believe they can count on support from numerous generation that took part in the 1979 revolution due to their ideological commitment and the economic gains they have made under the government, analysts say. At least one of the videos was verified by BBC Persian. The remarks came after some protest rallies were staged in some of the Iranian cities over the high costs of living and economic issues.

Worldwide Iran Confirms 10 Killed as Anti-government Protests Enter Fifth Day
Author: 0 Iran Confirms 10 Killed as Anti-government Protests Enter Fifth Day

Videos appearing to show the bloodied bodies of those said to have been killed has been widely shared on social media, but there has been no independent verification of footage. The protest then turned into a nationwide anti-government demonstration. "If the counter-revolutionaries want to use this atmosphere to create riots, naturally the Supreme National Security Council will take action", he told the state broadcaster.

Worldwide Vinny From 'Jersey Shore' Tried To Explain Climate Change To Donald Trump
Author: 0 Vinny From 'Jersey Shore' Tried To Explain Climate Change To Donald Trump

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". The report called on Trump to use the information GAO compiled to help identify risks posed by climate change and "craft appropriate federal responses".

Worldwide TriMet offering free rides on NYE starting at 8 pm
Author: 0 TriMet offering free rides on NYE starting at 8 pm

Between 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve and 4 a.m. on New Year's Day, customers can keep their cards in their wallets as they board CTA transit. Requirements for reimbursement can be found on the firm's website . Last year, the CTA provided almost 97,000 free rides on the holiday. To get your free ride, visit Major Brands Facebook and Instagram sites for a free ride code, up to $30.

Worldwide Assam tense ahead of first draft NRC publication
Author: 0 Assam tense ahead of first draft NRC publication

Of the 3.28 crore people who had applied for inclusion in the registry, 2.24 crore have found a place in the first draft following verification of their documents. The list, which was uploaded after midnight will now be available at NRC seva kendras from 8am on Monday. The toll-free number for people from Assam is 15107, while that for people from outside the state is 18003453762, he said.

Author: 0 Virginia Man With Suspected Ties to ISIS Arrested for Destroying Evidence

Documents described how FBI investigators were able to track down Duncan through social media as well as encrypted message programs and apps. When FBI Agents yelled at him to stop, Duncan threw a plastic baggie overhead, which was later found to contain a memory chip inside a thumb drive that was broken into pieces, found in liquid with frothy white bubbles.

Worldwide USA citizens killed in Costa Rica plane crash
Author: 0 USA citizens killed in Costa Rica plane crash

The plane, operated by Nature Air, had taken off nearby and was heading to Juan Santamaria International Airport when it crashed in a wooded area around 12:16pm local time. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Nature Air is one of the small domestic airlines serving the area, typically flying tourists in a hurry to and from the capital San Jose.

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