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Assam hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 93

Assam hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 93 The death toll in country-made liquor tragedy in two districts of Assam has increased to 93 till Saturday morning. The locals said many consumed liquor at the tea estate on Thursday night after procuring the stock from a particular seller. [Full Article...]

Woman perishes after eating poisonous mushroom dish at Michelin-starred restaurant

Woman perishes after eating poisonous mushroom dish at Michelin-starred restaurant María Jesús Fernández Calvo, 46, ordered a rice and morchella fungi dish at RiFF restaurant in Valencia on Saturday. Her hubby and 12-year-old son were also sickened, as were 18 other diners, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais . Officials are continuing to work to find out the exact cause of the apparent food poisoning outbreak , and samples of the food are being analysed. [Full Article...]

No IPL opening ceremony this year: CoA

No IPL opening ceremony this year: CoA The BCCI's letter has been addressed to Manohar, ICC CEO Dave Richardson and Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has written to the International Cricket Council urging the cricket community to sever ties with any nation from where "terrorism emanates". [Full Article...]

United States parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

United States parents of 13 plead guilty to torture He said while their living conditions were utterly shocking, to them it was normal, so adjusting to their new life has been somewhat of a hard transition. Authorities said the children were deprived of food and things other youngsters take for granted, such as toys and games, and were allowed to do little except write in journals. [Full Article...]

Trump picks ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft as nominee for UN post

Trump picks ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft as nominee for UN post In a tweet , Trump said, "Kelly has done an outstanding job representing our Nation and I have no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be represented at the highest level". Mr. Trump said on December 7 that he would pick the former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman for the United Nations job, but her nomination was never formalized. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Doesn’t Know About Administration’s Global LGBTQ Rights Plan

Trump Says He Doesn’t Know About Administration’s Global LGBTQ Rights Plan Rodriquez decried the fact that the effort will reportedly be "mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean", writing, "That sentence alone should set off several alarm bells". "While on its surface, the move looks like an atypically benevolent decision by the Trump administration, the details of the campaign belie a different story", Rodriguez wrote , adding that the adminis... [Full Article...]

Indian SC orders protection for Kashmiris in wake of Pulwama attack

Indian SC orders protection for Kashmiris in wake of Pulwama attack The state governments, Union Territory administrations and the nodal officers appointed by them have been advised to take all necessary steps to prevent any act of assault, threat, intimidation and social boycott against Kashmiris (including students) as well as minorities in accordance with the order of the Supreme Court, the advisory sent to all state government said. [Full Article...]

Thousands flock to Venezuela aid concert on barricaded border

Thousands flock to Venezuela aid concert on barricaded border Tensions along Venezuela's borders have increased in recent weeks following self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido's pledges, with the backing of the United States and allies, that humanitarian aid would make its way into Venezuela " no matter what ". [Full Article...]

Trump Wants Nonexistent 6G Internet "As Soon As Possible"

Trump Wants Nonexistent 6G Internet The reason why 5G is so critical is that a large number of the technologies and industry in the 21st century will be dependent on 5G: "smart roads, driverless vehicles, the Internet of things, additive manufacturing where you can make things through 3D printing", Rubio said. [Full Article...]

Family Of ISIS Teen To Fight UK Decision To Revoke Her Citizenship

Family Of ISIS Teen To Fight UK Decision To Revoke Her Citizenship Some of the controversial statements she has made to the press since being discovered by a Times journalist in a Syrian refugee camp have drawn harsh criticism from members of the public. The Begum family's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said she was born in the United Kingdom, has never had a Bangladeshi passport and is not a dual citizen, which was confirmed by the Bangladeshi minister. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu rivals form alliance for Israeli election

Netanyahu rivals form alliance for Israeli election Before Gantz and Lapid officially sealed the deal, Ashkenazi tried to convince Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu to join the Blue and White list, but his efforts were rejected by Kahlon. Netanyahu engineered a merger of far-right parties on Wednesday that could help him build a governing coalition after the ballot. "Realizing the importance of this national mission, Lt. [Full Article...]

USA to keep 200 troops in Syria after pullout

USA to keep 200 troops in Syria after pullout Yet some administration officials , and members of Congress, feared that the abrupt US departure would allow Islamic State to regroup and leave Kurdish allies who took part in the campaign against the group vulnerable to Turkey, which regards them as terrorists. [Full Article...]

Backed Syria force hands back to Iraq 130 ISIS jihadists

Backed Syria force hands back to Iraq 130 ISIS jihadists The U.S. -led coalition which supports the SDF has said Islamic State's "most hardened fighters" remain holed up in Baghouz, close to the Iraqi frontier. They had feared that a total USA withdrawal would leave their area exposed to attack by Turkey, which sees the main Kurdish militia as a national security threat. [Full Article...]

Concrete measures needed to curb child abuse at Church, says Pope Francis

Concrete measures needed to curb child abuse at Church, says Pope Francis She was referring to the papal election in April 2005 after the death of John Paul II, which produced Pope Benedict XVI. "This past year has taught us that the systematic failures in holding clerics of all rank responsible are due in large measure to flaws in the way we interact and communicate with each other", Cupich said . [Full Article...]

Saudi Crown Prince Receives Gold-Plated Gun as a Gift From Pakistani Senators

Saudi Crown Prince Receives Gold-Plated Gun as a Gift From Pakistani Senators On Sunday, Saudi Arabia signed investment agreements with Pakistan worth $20bn. The crown prince's trip comes five months after he came under intense pressure in the USA and elsewhere following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. [Full Article...]

Ninth MP quits Britain's opposition party accusing leader of "supporting extremists"

Ninth MP quits Britain's opposition party accusing leader of Austin said he did not now have any plans to join the Independent Group in parliament, set up by seven of his former Labour colleagues earlier this week and joined by an eighth as well as three former members of the governing Conservatives. [Full Article...]

'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise re-emerges after 113 years

'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise re-emerges after 113 years A member of the chelonoidis phantasticus species has not been seen since 1906 and were considered to be extinct. The tortoise is believed to be about 100 years old. The Fernandina Giant Tortoise is one of 14 giant tortoise species native to the Galapagos Islands and also the most endangered. In celebration of Galante's discovery, the Turtle Conservancy and Global Wildlife Conservation ar... [Full Article...]

India and Saudi Arabia take bilateral relationship to new heights

India and Saudi Arabia take bilateral relationship to new heights The crown prince, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by his side, told reporters that he "shared India's concern on terrorism" but did not make any reference to Pakistan . The crown prince also said he wanted to expand commercial relations with India. Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma tweeted, "PM Modi seems to be eager to compete with and emulate the Pakistan PM Imran Khan in break... [Full Article...]

Roger Stone goes to court for hearing about Instagram post

Roger Stone goes to court for hearing about Instagram post District Judge Amy Berman Jackson during a hearing to examine whether he should be sanctioned. That limited order could be in jeopardy after Stone posted a picture on his Instagram account this weekend showing an image of Jackson next to crosshairs. [Full Article...]

World's Largest Bee Rediscovered in Wild

World's Largest Bee Rediscovered in Wild Dependent on lowland forests-like those being cut down for agriculture in Indonesia-the rare bees are are susceptible to the expected " bug apocalypse ", which could wipe out as many as 40 percent of insect species over the next few decades. [Full Article...]


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