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Cabinet clears Triple Talaq Bill, three-year jail for violators

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Other members of the group included finance minister Arun Jaitley, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and junior law minister P P Chaudhary. Many in the community have raised alarm against such bills which brings triple talaq under the criminal offence and its real objective and effect. Under the draft legislation, triple talaq in any form - spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS or WhatsApp - would be illegal and void. Read More »

Terrorist Outfit Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility for Somalia Police Academy Attack

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The bomber walked into the police academy undetected and joined a long line of officers in the rehearsal parade before he detonated the explosives under his sportswear, Hussein said. The terrorist cell has carried out several bombings and other acts of violence in the Somali capital. The attack comes barely two months after the militants stormed Nasa Hablood II hotel in the city centre killing more than 25 people. Read More »

Man Tried To Trade Chicken Alfredo For Sex With Teen

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The undercover officer began communicating with Maruna after creating a profile on a dating app, reports say. A police officer posed as a 15-year-old boy on a dating application, the report said, and Maruna began messaging the officer on December 5. Read More »

Salvation Army to distribute toys at new location

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They stood outside the store and asked shoppers to contribute money to the kettle. Brown discovered the building full of smoke when he arrived just after 7 a.m.at The Salvation Army at 1087 Park Ave. "It does tend to pick up more toward the end but past year, with our goal the same, we had more than $39,000 at this point". "The holidays are a time of giving and remind us that many in our hometown need help". Read More »

Keep safety first during the holidays - treat your Christmas tree with care

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree, but there is something homeowners can do to mitigate damage - water the tree. "If you buy a real tree, you're supporting North American farmers raising an environmentally friendly crop". Before purchasing the tree, consider the size and weight of what you can handle. Read More »

US Open to North Korea Talks 'Without Precondition': Tillerson

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Appearing before the Atlantic Council Korea Foundation Forum, Tillerson said, "W$3 e're ready to have the first meeting without precondition". "Let's just meet. At least half his address was devoted to walking State Department employees through worldwide events of the year, starting with the challenge of North Korea. Read More »

Trump attacks Gillibrand, says sexual misconduct allegations are 'fabricated'

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is firing back at President Trump and vowing to keep fighting him. on the heels of him saying she'd "do anything" for campaign cash. He treats women terribly, and he doesn't understand women. "With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office". Read More »

Forecast: Blustery with lake snow tonight - Wednesday

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A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been issued for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties until 7pm Wednesday. Get your face masks ready: We could see 60 consecutive hours of wind chills in the single digits. Weather officials are cautioning motorists to drive carefully with heavy snow fall and reduced visibility expected in parts of MI. For more detailed information on watches, warnings, and advisories, head to our Weather Alerts page ! Lake-effect snow will begin ... Read More »

November Jobs Report: Everything You Need to Know

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Average hourly United States earnings rose five cents or 0.2% in November after dipping 0.1% the previous month. The economy needs to create 75,000 to 100,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. In the first 11 months of the year, the economy has added 1.97 million jobs. The agency said that employment "continued to trend up" in fields such as professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care. Read More »

Iraq announces victory over ISIL

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Some three million Iraqis remain displaced by the war, and municipal services have yet to be restored in many liberated areas. "The dream of liberation is now a reality. "Your cities and villages have returned home", said Al-Abadi. Five suspected Islamic State bombers on Saturday blew themselves up in the northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk, according to Ali al-Huseini, a spokesman for the government-sanctioned Shiite militia, the Popular Mobilization. Read More »

West Indies 87-2 when rain sets in

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The 33-year-old raised his bat during the final session of Monday's play at Seddon Park before the host declared on 291-8 in its second innings - a lead of 443. And their predicament got worse early on the fourth day (last night Caribbean time) when captain Kraigg Brathwaite was dismissed 20 in the fifth over of the morning. Read More »

Thousands protest Jerusalem recognition in Lebanon

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Security forces responded by firing tear gas canisters to disperse the protesters. Demonstrators set USA and Israeli flags on fire during a protest against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Istanbul. "Shame on them", she said , in reference to al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem , one of Islam's holiest shrines. Wearing traditional Islamic white robes, the protesters also unfurled Indonesian and Palestinian flags. Read More »

Nikki Haley Says Trump's Accusers Should Be Heard

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Haley added that the USA remains committed to the peace process. And I think we heard from them prior to the election. "I think it will start to bring conscience to the situation", the former governor of SC said . Whether Trump's election settled the matter was "for the people to decide", Haley said. "I'm proud of their courage", Haley said on CBS News' " Face the Nation ". Read More »

Orange weather warning persists

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A Status Yellow snow and ice warning is in place for counties Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Sligo and Waterford. Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange and a Yellow weather warning for scattered snow showers and icy conditions for the weekend. Read More »

Another Gaza Tunnel That Crosses Into S

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Hours after the destruction of the terror tunnel that infiltrated into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, the IDF is calling the operation method that it utilized "ground breaking". On Friday, the Israeli military claimed that the airstrikes that caused two deaths were in retaliation to an alleged attack by Hamas firing rockets on Israeli towns, and that they targeted a militant training camp, and a weapons depot, according to Reuters. Read More »

Israel, Turkey Leaders Trade Insults Over US Jerusalem Decision

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In addition, he condemned the Israeli police for using "disproportionate" force against Palestinian protesters in the past days. The head of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has called for a mass demonstration against Trump's decision on Monday in the group's stronghold in the southern Beirut suburbs. Read More »

Palestinian leader won't meet Pence in snub over Jerusalem move

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A U.S. official, speaking to the Associated Press news agency on condition of anonymity, said that Pence still planned to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, noting it would be "counterproductive" to cancel. Abbas's Fatah organisation urged Palestinians to "keep up confrontation and broaden it to all points where the Israeli army is present" in the West Bank. Read More »

Pope Francis wants to change line of 'Our Father'

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Each program includes an exchange between the Pope and the Rev. Marco Pozza, a prison chaplain in Padua known as "Father Spritz", after the renowned Venetian aperitif, because of his work evangelizing young people in bars and on the streets. Read More »

Saudi crown prince bought US$450 mln Da Vinci

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The French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche reported that two investment firms were behind the purchase as part of a financial arrangement involving several museums. The work of art circulated over the years among buyers and was badly damaged. Salvator Mundi , which means Saviour of the World, went on public display in 2011 in a dramatic unveiling at the National Gallery in London , where the work was declared to be the first newly discovered Da Vinci painting in a century. Read More »

Pakistan allows Kulbhushan's wife, mother to meet him

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In November this year, Pakistan has offered to arrange a meeting of Jadhav with his family members in Pakistan on humanitarian grounds. Pakistan today granted permission for Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother to accompany his wife for a meeting with the incarcerated Indian national on Dcember 25. Read More »

Trump Jr. invents fake 'privilege' to justify stonewalling Congress

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Trump Jr. spoke with his father shortly after the news about the meeting broke in July 2017, but declined to share details of their discussion with lawmakers. Given all of this, the conversations that Trump Jr. may have had with his father both before and after this meeting are relevant to the Russia investigation because they go to the question of what Trump may have known about efforts by high-ranking officials in his campaign about contact with Russian officials and when he may have known ... Read More »