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UK Lawmakers Propose 'Latte Levy' To Cut Coffee Cup Waste


You can access the full "Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups" report here. "Disposable coffee cups may only represent a small fraction of the national annual tonnage of card and plastics produced which are lost from our recycling streams, but they leave the worst taste reminder of how on-the-go consumption can result in needless waste of our precious natural resources". Read More »

North Korea strikes its own city Tokchon as test missile goes wrong


The missile that reportedly crashed, was a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile that had earlier been test fired twice and had failed on both occasions. The North's latest successful missile test involved a Hwasong-15, a model believed to be intercontinental - that is, having the capacity of flying over 5,500km. Read More »

Police Fatally Shot a Man During a Swatting Hoax


According to KABC , he had been arrested two years earlier for making hoax bomb threats to their TV station. "Due to the actions of a prankster we have an innocent victim", Livingston said. One day after the incident, the man who allegedly made the prank call was arrested. On the call, the man said he had shot his father. The call also claimed that Finch was holding his brother, sister, and mother hostage; that he had poured gasoline around the home; and that he meant to light the home ... Read More »

Nine more dead as violent Iran protests continue over price of food


Video posted on social media showed crowds of people walking through the streets, some chanting "Death to the dictator!" In an apparent attempt to stave off more unrest, the authorities began blocking access to photo sharing and online messaging services on mobile phones, including Telegram, which the government accused of being used to foment violence, local media and Telegram's CEO said. Read More »

United States warns North Korea against new missile test, plays down talks


But there was a clear gap between Haley's remarks and the willingness of the Seoul government expressed earlier on Tuesday to hold talks with the North "at any time and place, and in any form". The year ended without any further clarity on the path to such dialogue - whether a simple pause in missile and nuclear testing would be sufficient, or whether the U.S. Read More »

23 injured in NY city fire


The fire happened in a three-floor building at 1547 Commonwealth Avenue early Tuesday morning, and more than 200 firefighters were dispatched to operate on the scene, according to the New York City Fire Department. Another resident escaped with her two children and dog. The fire broke out in a furniture factory on the ground floor of the building and spread quickly. Read More »

Opposition parties insist on Select Committee for Triple Talaq bill


This Bill gives power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children in the case of instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat. While it had pointed to lacunae in the bill, demanded some of its "draconian" measures be amended and that it be sent to a standing committee of Parliament, the Congress had supported the bill in the Lok Sabha, as had the Left parties and Trinamool Congress. Read More »

Baker Mayfield brings 'Pretenders' sign to Rose Bowl


Georgia lost two yards on a running play before Michel broke through the left side for his fourth score. Both teams settled for field goals in the first overtime. Because of that intangibles advantage and historic offensive firepower, the Sooners have a great shot to emerge victorious in the Rose Bowl . On the next series, Oklahoma cornerback Steven Parker returned a Michel fumble 46 yards for a touchdown to put the Sooners up 45-38 with 6:52 left. Read More »

Arctic air arrives just in time to ring in New Year


For the late nighters ringing in the New Year, expect a wind chill of 14º by 9:00pm, and 9º by midnight. It'll be even colder for the first day of 2018, but before we get there.... Snow Saturday and Sunday . See Brian Jackson's forecast through the week. We'll keep you updated on that over the next couple of days. Records are dropping all over, including records for the longevity of the cold streak. Read More »

Oyintiloye Urges Youths to Learn Persistence — George Weah's Victory

This is the second time he has run for the presidency in Liberia, the first being in 2005. Weah will take office from Nobel Prize Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf later in January. The lawmaker representing Obokun State Constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly, Honourable Olatunbosun Oyintiloye made the submission on Friday in Osogbo, Osun State capital following the victory of the first and only African World footballer of the year, George Opong Weah in the just concluded ... Read More »

Activist & Daughter Of Eric Garner, Erica Garner, Has Died


She died at Woodhull Hospital of natural causes, according to the Reverend Al Sharpton, as reported by the New York Post. Erica leaves behind a husband, an 8-year-old daughter, a 4-month-old son, and a slew of family and friends to mourn her legacy and life. Read More »

Gay activists troll Vice President Pence with sign: 'Make America gay again'


Pence is a Christian conservative who, as governor of IN, attempted to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriages IN 2014. LGBT advocates have previously showed their opposition to Pence. Republican Vice President Mike Pence's brother, Greg Pence, is readying his candidacy for Congress in Indiana. While serving as a congressman, Pence described traditional marriage as the institution "that forms the backbone of our society" and once feared that marriage equality legislation ... Read More »

Facing backlash, Congress MLA Asha Kumari apologises for slapping woman constable


Kumari has lodged a complaint against the woman constable, requesting an FIR in this regard. Sources said even the Congress President expressed concern over the incident and told the Congress men to have patience. "I am not happy with it". When the incident happened, Rahul was inside the party office where he was meeting MLAs, defeated candidates and local leaders to discuss the defeat of the Congress . Read More »

Church shootout kills 1 militant in Egypt's Helwan

One gunman was shot and killed by police but the other fled the scene. Islamist militants have claimed several attacks on Egypt's large Christian minority in recent years, including two bombings on Palm Sunday in April and a blast at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral in December 2016 that killed 28 people. Read More »

Turkey-Russia S-400 systems contract also envisages technological cooperation


Two systems, four batteries in total". On November 2, Director General of Russia's Rostec corporation Sergei Chemezon told TASS that the contract with Turkey on the sales of S-400 Triumf systems exceeded two billion U.S. Chemezov also confirmed that the deliveries will start in March 2020. The S-400 is Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system with a capacity of carrying three types of missiles that can destroy ballistic and cruise missiles. Read More »