by | December 27, 2017 | 16:23

It's hard to exaggerate the importance of today's poll which will seen one democratically elected government hand over to another for the first time in 73 years. No candidate was able to secure the 50 percent plus one valid votes cast required by law to be elected president in the first round on October 10. Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to voting stations on Tuesday.

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:58

She wanted to meet Rahul Gandhi, the 47-year-old chief of Congress. Ms Sikand tweeted, "Today my grandmother turned 107". Rahul in return wished the grandmother on her 107th birthday and also extended Christmas greetings. What the grandmother-granddaughter duo wouldn't have even imagined was that they would soon also be receiving a call from Rahul himself. The Congress chief's tweet about his dog Pidi, which was also a veiled attack on Rahul's detractors, grabbed several eyeballs.

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:51

While Obama didn't specifically mention President Donald Trump - a frequent user of Twitter - he said those in leadership positions should seek to create a "common space on the Internet". "I miss the work itself because it was fascinating and rewarding and you knew that even if the politics of a certain issue didn't always work out well that by doing a good job there was somebody out there...maybe a mother who was anxious about a sick child and now had a doctor or your ability to protect ...

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:08

The First Lady's parents are also at the residence for the holidays. 'That's better than asking for some toy or something, that's better right?' Trump and his wife spoke with kids on separate telephones as they sat in chairs on opposite sides of a Christmas tree in the living room of the President's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida .

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:06

In a tweet last night, it said "critical medical cases" were being moved to the capital of Damascus after months of waiting, during which at least 16 people are believed to have died. The evacuations came as a group of Syrian rebels, pinned down in a strategic area where the Israeli and Lebanese borders meet with Syria, said they had been given an ultimatum by government forces and their Iranian-backed militia allies: Surrender or face certain military defeat.

by | December 27, 2017 | 14:26

Trump travelled from his Mar-a-Lago resort on Tuesday to the Trump International Golf Club to play golf with Georgia Senator David Perdue, PGA tour player Bryson DeChambeau and former pro golfer Dana Quigley, the White House said. Trump is spending his first Christmas as president at the same place he spent last Christmas as president-elect, but, like his previous presidential vacations, Trump insists that he'll be consumed with work through the Christmas break.

by | December 27, 2017 | 13:39

Security Council resolution in September drastically capped North Korea's imports of refined petroleum products", one South Korean government source said. The report went on to mention the ship-to-ship transfer was most possibly of oil, done in an attempt to evade the sanctions placed on the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime.

by | December 27, 2017 | 12:16

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha bowed her head expressing regret over a controversial comfort women deal that she said has left scars to the hearts of victims and their families during a press conference held in Seoul on December 27, 2017.

by | December 27, 2017 | 11:28

Pattedar also said that Owaisi had called to appreciate him for his statement. Congress' Leader of Opposition even went on to say he has no right to be Member of Parliament. "I don't have any objection with people who identify themselves as Muslims, Christians or Lingayats, but secularists are fools. Yes, Constitution has given that right to say 'we are secular and we will say it".

by | December 27, 2017 | 10:59

BJP leader Jai Ram Thakur today took oath as the new Himachal Pradesh chief minister. "We will review all the decisions taken by the Congress government, three months before imposition of the code of conduct, on merit and necessary action would be taken in case it was found that the decisions were prudent or not and whether they were taken in a transparent manner", Thakur said in an informal chat with media persons.

by | December 27, 2017 | 10:37

A Sydney mother could be executed if convicted of smuggling crystal methamphetamine into Malaysia . The numbers are watched closely by economists, given that consumer spending drives two-thirds of the United States economy. But customs officials noticed an item inside that appeared "green" during scans of Exposto's belongings at Kuala Lumpur airport. The prosecution is asking for her to be deported immediately and so far there has been no talk of an appeal against her acquittal.

by | December 27, 2017 | 09:11

Booker came out firing and knocked down his first bucket just 13 seconds into the game. Phoenix shot 16 percent better than Memphis from the field but they were only up 57-53. Triano said he felt Booker got a little worn out towards the end. Memphis is beginning a five-game road trip and is looking to post back-to-back victories for the first time since late October after posting a 115-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

by | December 27, 2017 | 09:06

The pattern is a cold one with the coldest weather yet in store for the New Year's weekend. Wednesday and Thursday will be quite cold with morning lows in the single digits... That looks pretty doubtful at this point - an inch of two of snow between now and midnight on December 31 would only add a tenth or two of an inch of liquid in the gauge.

by | December 27, 2017 | 07:12

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner says the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled over. Luft and the other three occupants in the vehicle were killed. Troopers are working two tractor-trailer crashes on Highway 17. Neither were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Steven A. Mayer, 26, of Fair Grove, MO, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on December 24.

by | December 27, 2017 | 06:34

Keep reading for our three takeaways from the Quick Lane Bowl . NIU posted an 8-4 record in the regular season, but finished with two losses in its last three games, missing an opportunity to play in the MAC Championship Game. On Duke's second possession, Jones completed three of four passes, including a 20-yard strike to redshirt junior tight end Davis Koppenhaver to the Northern Illinois 9.

by | December 27, 2017 | 05:45

Booras released her on her own recognizance, saying: "I don't think it would be that hard to find you", The Palm Beach Post reported. On Sunday, she appeared before Judge Ted Booras and was released without bond. De Lesseps, known as "The Countess" on the Bravo hit reality series, ended her seven-month marriage to businessman Tom D'Agostino August. Prior to leaving Florida, LuAnn De Lesseps was told that she should hire an attorney from the area before returning to her home.

by | December 27, 2017 | 04:07

While the film's performance is ultimately based on reactions and critical consensus, the early hype surrounding Black Panther may guarantee another victory for the seemingly untouchable Marvel juggernaut. The movie will take a different route to tell his story, but the character essentially is the nemesis of the Black Panther . We also know the seemingly special suit won't be one of a kind, as Killmonger will get his hands on a gold-accented one at some point and use it against Black ...

by | December 27, 2017 | 03:39

President Jimmy Morales in a Facebook post on Sunday said that he has instructed his country's chancellor "to initiate the respective coordination so that it may be". US officials have said that move could take at least two years. But the Palestinian foreign ministry slammed Guatemala. The US is an important source of assistance to Guatemala and Honduras, and Mr Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that supported the United Nations resolution.

by | December 27, 2017 | 03:38

In a Twitter posting earlier this month, New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said, "Generally, those whose combined property and income tax bills will be more than $10,000 next year - but not those who would be subject to the new Alternative Minimum Tax - would benefit by prepaying some or all of their 2018 property tax bill by the end of 2017".

by | December 27, 2017 | 03:07

It is not clear if police are searching for persons of interest in the case. Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove also visited the crime scene on Tuesday. especially at this time of year", DeWolf was quoted as saying in the report. So far, no arrests have been made, and police have not identified the victims by name.

by | December 27, 2017 | 02:57

In this month's white paper , the LOC attributes the decision to narrow the project's scope to the fact that "the nature of Twitter has changed over time". It did not include the criteria for how it will select tweets to archive. "Generally, the tweets collected and archived will be thematic and event-based, including events such as elections, or themes of ongoing national interest, e.g.

by | December 27, 2017 | 02:30

Today marks the first day of Kwanzaa , kicking off a week long celebration of African-American culture using decorations, candles and ending with a delicious feast. "And in the spirit of the season, we reflect on the blessings of the past year and commit to building a brighter future for all our children". Trump also sent a Christmas statement to Americans via a video.

by | December 27, 2017 | 02:19

The Minneapolis police chief who was in charge at the time resigned over the matter. "Nothing should be on the property". The group is based out of northern California and calls itself as a " generation of awakened Europeans ". Officer Noor reached across Officer Harrity from the passenger seat of their squad vehicle and fired at the woman. Damond called again eight minutes later when authorities still hadn't arrived, anxious they went to the wrong address.

by | December 27, 2017 | 01:55

The department says Kim Jong-sik, a veteran rocket scientist, is a key figure responsible for advancing the program to a point where the regime is successfully testing ICBMs capable of reaching the US mainland. The sanctions last week limit North Korea to half a million barrels of petrol products and four million oil barrels a year. The report also mentions that Kim Jong-sik is a rocket scientist while Ri Pyong-chol is a former air force general.

by | December 27, 2017 | 01:38

The ballot, a copy of which was obtained by our partners at The Virginian-Pilot, shows both candidates' names are bubbled in for the 94th District race, but Simonds' name has a slash over it. Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights), who becomes speaker if Republicans maintain control of the chamber, pushed back against that notion last week, saying, "Everybody played by the same rules here".

by | December 26, 2017 | 22:34

Accompanied by deputy high commissioner J.P. Singh and a woman Pakistani official, TV footage showed Jadhav's family entering the main building of the ministry of foreign affairs, and the door shutting behind them. Jadhav, in the video that was apparently shot before he got to meet his kin, also said that he had requested to meet his family members and that he was grateful to the Pakistan Government for letting that happen.

by | December 26, 2017 | 22:31

Data released Tuesday by China's General Administration of Customs showed that Beijing did not export to North Korea last month any oil products including gas, jet fuel, diesel or fuel oil. "If the USA wishes to live safely, it must abandon its hostile policy towards the DPRK and learn to co-exist with the country that has nuclear weapons and should wake up from its pipe dream of our country giving up nuclear weapons which we have developed and completed through all kinds of hardships", said ...

by | December 26, 2017 | 21:21

Though US diplomats have said they are pursuing a diplomatic solution, President Donald Trump has said Pyongyang must commit to giving up its nuclear weapons before any talks can begin. On Monday, Pyongyang, which sees joint war games between the United States and South Korea as preparations for invasion, raised the stakes in its stand-off with the United States and its allies by firing an intermediate-range missile over Japan.

by | December 26, 2017 | 20:40

With the help of his family, Macfarlane searched for answers over the years through the internet and social media with no luck so they turned to family DNA matching websites. "Hairy arms! That did it!" said Robinson. Mr Robinson added: 'It was an overwhelming experience, it's still overwhelming. "You know, we'd go to Punaluu [to] go skin-diving, I'd be making noise in the water splashing around, he'd be teaching me how to do it right".

by | December 26, 2017 | 18:44

Shortly after the City's curbside pick-up, the County and City Parks & Recreation crews will team up to chip an estimated 2200 trees at Darden Towe Park. "Residents can leave their trees on the curb for free pickup by the town throughout the month of January", Hannah Almeter administrative support for Carolina Beach said.

by | December 26, 2017 | 18:41

The topless protest took place right before Pope Francis delivered his traditional Christmas message to believers from the Vatican. She had the same message painted on her bare back. The attempted Jesus kidnapping was actually Femen's second protest at the Vatican's nativity scene this year. The woman, Alisa Vinogradova, ran after the statue while yelling "God is woman".

by | December 26, 2017 | 18:15

When told that emergency personnel would be responding, the pilot said, "We just need a tow". "And ended up in a snowbank", said Jerry Hokansan, a passenger from Martha's Vineyard. on Christmas day, Logan Airport reported that due to a quick change in temperature, crews had not been able to keep up with the snow. In a statement , a JetBlue spokesperson described the hard landing.

by | December 26, 2017 | 14:53

The painkiller Laura was carrying is a prescription drug in the United Kingdom but is banned in Egypt. Plummer took the tablets to Egypt because Caboo suffers from severe back pain, according to her family. Plummer was arrested upon arrival from Britain in October, and her detention was extended twice prior to her court appearance. She said her daughter looked "unrecognisable".

by | December 26, 2017 | 14:40

That signifies "a white Christmas for a great deal of areas which initially looked a little flawed regardless of whether we'd have no less than an inch of snow on the ground", said Danielle Bank, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel . In the days of rising temperature, the dream of a white Christmas has become a fleeting thing for most Americans. Richwood comes in at 46 percent, followed by Summersville at 32 percent, Beckley and Lewisburg at 30 percent, Renick at 26 percent, Union at 23 ...

by | December 26, 2017 | 14:34

Visibility may be limited making travel challenging. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Ottawa area just in time for Christmas. Somewhat heavier snow is likely in some areas, especially in the Greater Toronto Area where a snowfall warning is in effect. Christmas Day will be mild compared to the rest of the week.