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Pilot fired for attempting to fly while drunk

Citlink is the low-priced subsidiary of Garuda - Indonesia's national carrier. According to local media, the director general of Air Transportation Suprasetyo...


India to sign DTAA amendment with Singapore today

It wanted to ensure firms in the two nations that invest in India are not just shell companies but instead have substantial operations there, such as paying sta...


Queen Elizabeth misses New Year's Day church service

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman announced the Queen would not be at church in a short statement this morning, saying: "Her Majesty The Queen will not attend S...


SL to take on South Africa in second Test in Cape Town

The thorough batting performance gave South Africa the upper hand after the teams tussled for superiority on a seaming pitch over the first two days. As Cook ...


Arunachal crisis: BJP backs Pema Khandu, says 12 MLAs supporting his govt

But said the move was a "blessing in disguise" as they were already planning to join BJP. Earlier the PPA choose Takam Pario as its leader in the assembly. Ar...


Reality Check: John Kerry's Flat-Out WRONG On Israel

Kerry had made comments that that the future of a two-state solution was "in serious jeopardy", defending USA abstention last week on a UN Security Council vo...


United Nations General Secretary Steps Down

Guterres, who replaced Ban Ki-moon of South Korea, urged all citizens, governments and leaders to strive to overcome differences. After fighting for the right...


Mathematician set to become Romania's new PM

The move ended days of uncertainty following the Social Democrat Party's convincing victory in the December 11 legislative elections. He will now face a confi...


Nobel laureates warn Aung San Suu Kyi over 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya

The group, consisting of Nobel laureates, politicians, philanthropists and activists, said it was "frustrated" that Ms Suu Kyi, herself a Nobel laureate, "has n...


Prince George, Princess Charlotte Leave Christmas Service With Candy Canes

The royal family made a decision to spend the holidays with Duchess Kate's family, the Middletons, attending a service at St. Mark's Church near her family's ho...


Turkish constitutional commission approves draft bill

The proposed law would also lower minimum age of parliamentary candidates from 25 to 18 and increase the number of MPs from 550 to 600 to reflect Turkey's growi...


Gunman Dressed as Santa Kills 35 in Istanbul in Turkey

Five of the dead have been identified as Turkish nationals while authorities are yet to identify 18 others. There are 69 people being treated in hospital, he ...


Two Indians killed in Istanbul terror attack

At least 39 people have been killed and some 40 people are reportedly injured in the Istanbul attack in which a gunman dressed as Santa Claus opened fire at Rei...


Vikings close disappointing season with big win over Bears

Week 17 will feature one of the most fierce rivalries in the NFL. Restocking the roster with talent has not gone smoothly or quickly, especially because injur...


Israeli Media: Attorney General Approves Criminal Investigation Into Netanyahu

Both Mr Netanyahu and Mr Shimron denied any wrongdoing. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team leaders have been "aggressively courting" Israeli Prime...


Yazidi woman escapes Islamic State in Mosul as Iraqi forces advance

Mosul is the Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq. Gen. Najim Jabouri, Iraqi army commander of the offensive, reached by phone where he was overseeing ...


Two blasts kill 21 and injure more than 40 in Baghdad

Saturday's bombing came amid a wide-ranging offensive launched by the Iraqi army to recapture Mosul from the Daesh terrorist group. One of the explosions was re...


5 dead, 20 missing in tourist boat fire

The fire broke out aboard the Zahro Express about 15 minutes after it left Muara Angke port in north Jakarta early on Sunday. According to the BBC, an offic...


Russian Federation presents counter measures to U.S. sanctions

Moscow has consistently denied its involvement in cyber attacks that targeted the Democratic National Committee (DNC). "Or Moscow will not...". "The CNN bro...


Cologne police detain 100s of 'African' men over New Year

Police detained and screened numerous men at the main railway station as they headed towards the center of Cologne in western Germany, where the attacks a year ...


Tony Romo Will Share Snaps With Dak Prescott Week 17

Jason Garrett has to be in the running for NFL Coach of the Year. In Washington, there is no rest, but also little reason for worry. Dallas has won and covere...


Impaired pilot charged by Calgary police after passing out in cockpit

According to police, officers responded to the Calgary International Airport shortly before 7:00 a.m. following reports from gate crew staff and flight crew mem...


Air strikes, clashes persist on third day of Syrian truce - monitor, rebels

The activists said shells had fallen on Khabab village. The damage in Wadi Barada and neighbouring Ain al-Fijeh has created severe water shortages in Damascus...


Four people taken to hospital from apartment fire early Saturday morning

Three units were damaged by the fire and several others were damaged by smoke and water. A second alarm was called and the extra crews firefighters were able to...


Flights from Ireland to London have been cancelled due to fog

Passengers faced ruined festive plans after poor weather conditions resulted in dozens of flights being cancelled, delayed or diverted. Heathrow cancelled 45 ...


Andy Murray receives knighthood

Farah, on the other hand, will receive the award after retaining his 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles at the Rio Olympics, thereby becoming the first British trac...


Gen Bipin Rawat takes charge as 27th Army Chief

It may be mentioned that Chief of Army of neghbouring Pakistan Lt. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa also served in UN Mission in Congo as a brigade commander in 2007 under...


Anil Baijal officially replaces Jung, takes oath as Delhis Lt Governor

Former bureaucrat Anil Baijal has taken oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, a post that fell vacant after the surprise resignation of Najeeb Jung last wee...


SBI cuts benchmark lending rate across various tenures by 0.9 per cent

The lender cut down lending rates for the tenure of one year, three years and five years loans to 8.45 percent, 8.60 percent and 8.75 percent respectively. Foll...


Conn. court reinstates Skakel murder conviction

David Wright on the newest twist. Moxley's brutal 1975 murder and the ensuing court battles have drawn attention because of Skakel's connection to the Kennedy...


Facebook buys data on users' offline habits for better ads

A lot of this data is about users' income - sensitive information about how much their assets are worth or whether they shop at "lower cost" department stores...


Chandler family wakes to menorah-turned-swastika in front yard

What they found early Friday morning, instead of a 7-foot-tall hanukkia, was a newly formed swastika, The Washington Post reported. "We talk a lot about the...


Merkel urges Germany to face down terror with cohesion, compassion

Merkel gave no ground on her open-border refugee policy and took aim at populists who question the value of the European Union "or even of parliamentary democra...


Leader urges Boko Haram members: 'Kill, slaughter and abduct'

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, as expected entered the year with high expectation and hopes, the same way many citizens did. The battle came a day after...


Philippine President Duterte Likes China Because China Won't Criticize Him

He claimed to have toured the city's streets on his motorcycle looking for drug dealers to shoot. "No, because if it was really a serious concern then the Uni...