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Alec Baldwin Is Back on 'SNL' For an 'Unpresidented' Poke at Putin

Alec Baldwin Is Back on 'SNL' For an 'Unpresidented' Poke at Putin In another sketch during the show, Kate McKinnon appears as Hillary Clinton and does a riff on a scene from Love Actually . You can check out the sketch in the player below. "My old friend, so much to talk about", Putin says. It's the first time Baldwin reprised the role since Trump called his imitation "mean-spirited" and "not very good". [Full Article...]

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.9 quake hits east of PNG

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.9 quake hits east of PNG Not only this, as per the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, the possibility of hazardous tsunami waves can not be ruled out. SYDNEY (AP) - A powerful natural disaster struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the Pacific island nation. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton: Putin's Alleged Involvement in Democratic Hack Stems From Longtime Grudge

Hillary Clinton: Putin's Alleged Involvement in Democratic Hack Stems From Longtime Grudge Obama said he couldn't put the sole blame for Clinton's loss on the emails, which were released on Wikileaks and similar web sites. White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Thursday also assailed Trump himself over his refusal to acknowledge the hacking and his attacks on the US intelligence community.The tough talk from the White House fell flat in Moscow, where Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov c... [Full Article...]

A Chinese Warship Seized A US Navy Underwater Drone In International Waters

A Chinese Warship Seized A US Navy Underwater Drone In International Waters Navy unmanned underwater glider that was collecting unclassified scientific data in the South China Sea, and the U.S.is demanding its return, the Pentagon said Friday. The US military has conducted several "freedom of navigation" operations in which ships and planes have passed close to the sites Beijing claims. The incident comes after a series of spats between US President-elect Donald Trump... [Full Article...]

CDC Says Pregnant Women Should Avoid Travel to This Texas City

CDC Says Pregnant Women Should Avoid Travel to This Texas City Zika's ability to damage the infant brain may be even more far-reaching and insidious than previously thought, two new studies suggest. She is chief of the U.S. A recent report of infants in Brazil with congenital Zika virus infection documents how an infant can appear healthy at birth but later experience slowed head growth and microcephaly. [Full Article...]

"I feel like resigning", says exasperated Advani in LS

On that day, a visibly agitated Advani was heard expressing his unhappiness to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar over the continuing protests in the House at a time when some Opposition members had even come to the side of Treasury benches raising slogans in the Well. [Full Article...]

Armed Militants Rob Rs 11 Lakh From Bank in Pulwama in J&K

Armed Militants Rob Rs 11 Lakh From Bank in Pulwama in J&K Police said the militants, whose number was not clear yet, barged into the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Rantipora in Pulwama district. "One local militant, Arif Dar, is a resident of Lelhar", said Superintendent of Police (Pulwama) Rayees Muhammad Bhat. [Full Article...]

India, Indonesia agree to boost ties

They also asked countries to implement UNSC resolution 1267 which designates terrorist entities - an oblique reference to Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar. He continued, "Today, India remains a partner in growth as well as an important market for Indonesia, and Garuda Indonesia's fights on the Jakarta-Mumbai route will establish an important direct link between the two countries in friendship". [Full Article...]

New Zealand's new PM does u-turn on marriage equality

Bill English and new Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett were formally appointed at a ceremony in Government House in Wellington yesterday after earlier getting the backing of their caucus. On Monday, Moody's said it expects New Zealand to remain among the fastest growing of triple-A rated economies. He replaced Jenny Shipley as the leader of the National Party in 2001. [Full Article...]

South Korea central bank - market impact of impeachment vote seems limited

If the court confirms the impeachment , Park will be permanently dismissed with immediate effect and fresh presidential elections will have to be held within 60 days. Yoo said the government's budget for next year would be implemented "faithfully" while his ministry's existing policy stance would be maintained in a consistent manner. [Full Article...]

Brazilian clubs offer to loan players to Chapecoense after plane crash

Brazilian clubs offer to loan players to Chapecoense after plane crash A plane carrying Brazil's Chapecoense football team crashed in the Colombian mountains after reporting an electrical fault, killing 72 people, authorities said on Tuesday. The plane was operated by the Lamia Corporation airline. UPDATES suspicions plane crash was because fuel ran out. Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending investigators to Colombia along with repr... [Full Article...]

Police officer shot in north Nashville; Suspected gunman found dead

Police officer shot in north Nashville; Suspected gunman found dead The shooting happened at Cumberland Inn at 150 West Trinity Lane at around 5:20 a.m. Kristin Mumford, a police spokeswoman said officer knocked on a motel door and made entry. The officer does not have life-threatening injuries. Metro police posted a YouTube video featuring the officers' radio transmissions after the shooting. [Full Article...]

Recounts bring Stein publicity that eluded her on the trail

Recounts bring Stein publicity that eluded her on the trail A hand recount of the paper ballots in each of the counties could happen over one long day, while examining hard drives might take two days, University of MI computer scientist Alex Halderman testified. Pennsylvania law requires a statewide recount if an election's loser is within 0.5 percentage points of the victor, or 30,000 votes out of 6 million. [Full Article...]

US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle IS

Neither Defense Department nor coalition commanders have been willing, thus far, to set a timeline for how soon SDF troops could breach Raqqa's city limits. In Iraq , Carter said, his main concern that the effort to stabilizes the Mosul region after it was liberated, by rebuilding towns, services and communities, "will lag behind the military campaign". [Full Article...]

Don't sell marijuana in same places as alcohol or tobacco, feds told

There are now 36 producers that have received a license to grow and sell marijuana under the medical framework, according to Health Canada. Forget yesterday's news. If more than one adult lives in a household, the allowable number doubles to 12. The report is the product of extensive consultations with Canadians, provincial, territorial and municipal governments, Indigenous governments and r... [Full Article...]

Italy Convicts Two Men For Shipwreck That Killed Some 700 Migrants

Italy Convicts Two Men For Shipwreck That Killed Some 700 Migrants Prosecutors in the Sicilian port city of Catania have called for Tunisian Mohammed Ali Malek to serve 18 years for multiple manslaughter, human trafficking and causing the tragedy after the packed boat capsized after colliding with a freighter coming to its aid. [Full Article...]

Mitt Romney honored to have been considered for State

Mitt Romney honored to have been considered for State In March, as Trump was moving toward the Republican nomination, Romney gave a speech in Utah where he decried Trump as "a phony, a fraud". But now ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is expected to be named by the president-elect as his secretary of state, according to reports. [Full Article...]

Antonio Guterres sworn in as new UN Secretary

The 67-year-old socialist politician said the United Nations must "recognize its shortcomings and reform the way it works", singling out the failure to prevent crisis as a serious weakness. On management reforms , Guterres underlined the need to build on existing efforts and to implement recent reform initiatives. He is also planning to appoint a woman as his chief of staff before the end of th... [Full Article...]

Romanians vote for parliament amid concerns over graft

Romania's Social Democrats (PSD) overcame corruption scandals to secure a strong victory in Sunday's parliamentary election , exit polls suggest. In the past few years, anti-graft prosecutors have investigated thousands of officials in the country, but numerous political parties still have candidates on their electoral lists who have been prosecuted and even sentenced for corruption. [Full Article...]

US and UK Intelligence Target Airborne Phone Calls

Specifically, Southwinds was created to capture calls as they were transmitted to and from Inmarsat satellites over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The agency intercepted communications as data travelled between satellites. "If they use data, we can also recover email address's, Facebook Ids, Skype addresses etc", the presentation said. [Full Article...]


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