US consular official in Mexico shot in his auto

US consular official in Mexico shot in his auto

He is wearing a grey tank top and red shorts. The official, who has not been publiclyidentified, was shot in the chest and is in stable condition, according to a statement from the Mexican attorney general's office. "He has no idea what happened", said the friend, who has been in contact with Ashcraft since the shooting. A surveillance video recording taken at the scene of the crime shows the gunman following the unnamed US official into a garage, meaning the attack was likely intentional. Read More

TMC leader files complaint against CBI over Bandyopadhyay's arrest

TMC leader files complaint against CBI over Bandyopadhyay's arrest

During the attack, the leader was allegedly beaten up by a group of people before ransacking her house. According to sources, the area is still tense and CRPF has been deployed to bring things under control. Hundreds of TMCP activists shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP and threw stones outside the BJP state headquarters in the city, official sources said. Read More

Berlin attack: Second Tunisian suspect held

German police have arrested a Tunisian man and are investigating whether he played a role in the lorry attack which killed 12 people. Never miss a story again - sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed! Koehler said the man's accommodation was searched Tuesday and he's under investigation on suspicion of participating in plans for the attack. Read More

US Diplomats Received 35 Invitations to New Year Celebrations in Kremlin

US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday again cast doubt over the intelligence community conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the US election via cyber-attacks, backing the claims of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. "I know a lot about hacking". Trump doubled down on his apparent doubts on Russia's involvement Wednesday morning, citing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's interview with Fox News that aired Tuesday. Read More

Another rainy day this week will precede big chill

Another rainy day this week will precede big chill

High around 50. Light wind. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Rain will be heavy at times with a chance of thunderstorms Tuesday morning through noon. Tonight , we'll have more of the same: cloudy skies, areas of fog, temperature in the 30s, and spotty drizzle. Overnight: Mostly clear with a low of 29 degrees and a 5-10 miles per hour northeast wind. Read More

Andy Murray knighted following golden year

Andy Murray knighted following golden year

Murray joins 1,197 stars from the worlds of sport, media, fashion and entertainment who are included in the New Year Honours List. He has been awarded a Wimbledon win, which is the second of his career, he had earned his second gold medal in the Olympics and also won the award from BBC as the third BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Read More

Iraqi troops launch fresh attack against Isis in Mosul

Its fall would probably spell the end for the group's ambition to rule over millions of people in a self-styled caliphate, but the fighters would likely still mount a traditional insurgency in Iraq, and plot or inspire attacks on the West. The battle for Mosul involves 100,000 Iraqi troops, members of the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iran-backed and state-sanctioned Shia militias, and is the biggest ground operation in Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003 that toppled Saddam Hussein. Read More

From today, Sasikala Natarajan is the general secretary of AIADMK

From today, Sasikala Natarajan is the general secretary of AIADMK

According to ANI , Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam handed over copies of the resolutions passed at the party general meeting to VK Sasikala at Poes Garden. Panneerselvam is the first Chief Minister from AIADMK who will not be the party's Secretary General. A resolution to erect a statue of the former chief minister in Parliament was also adopted. Read More

Mulayam just killed all hopes of a grand alliance

Mulayam just killed all hopes of a grand alliance

Many Akhilesh supporters have been denied ticket, including minister Pawan Pandey from Ayodhya, Ramgovind Choudhary from Baansdeeh and Arvind Singh Gope from Ramnagar. But Mulayam, after consultation with Shivpal Yadav, spiked the CM's suggestions. Earlier, Akhilesh had submitted a parallel list of 403 candidates, in retaliation to party's list, comprising largely of his loyalists. Read More

In series of tweets, Donald Trump defends his charitable foundation

According to a Washington Post report earlier this month, the foundation's 2015 tax filings confirmed it had transferred income or assets to a "disqualified person" that year (in this case, a "disqualified person" could be Trump himself or a member of his family or business) and had engaged in similar practices in previous years. Read More

Active Shooter Fears Prompt After Christmas Chaos At Area Malls

Active Shooter Fears Prompt After Christmas Chaos At Area Malls

Officers who were working extra duty at the mall were called to assist around 6:20 p.m. It was later confirmed that there were no gunshots. He was arrested for attempting to strike an officer that was dealing with another disorderly patron, police said. Read More

Anger in Romania as president blocks female Muslim as PM nominee

The PSD had proposed Sevil Shhaideh , a 52-year-old Muslim woman who is a close associate of PSD power broker Liviu Dragnea who was ruled out of the job due to a conviction in a 2012 referendum rigging case. Non-profit investigative journalism group the Rise Project claimed he has several times expressed his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read More

U.S. woman gangrape: Delhi Police arrest four accused

The four accused in the case include tourist guide Aniruddha Singh, hotel staffer Vivek, driver Om Prakash and cleaner Maqsood Khan. The sources also said the identification parade can be conducted tomorrow. "We will take remand of the accused for proper investigation", he added . She claimed that in July this year, she approached a US-based NGO, which, in turn, contacted the hotel authorities and the tour company but to no avail. Read More

Tsunami warning after massive natural disaster strikes off Chile on Christmas Day

Tsunami warning after massive natural disaster strikes off Chile on Christmas Day

Meanwhile, Chile's Ministry of the Interior and Public Security has asked people to leave the beach areas of the regions of Bio Bio, La Araucania, Los Rios and Aysen near the quake zone. A tsunami warning was issued but later reduced by the US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Since 1973, Chile has experienced over a dozen earthquakes rated 7.0 or above on the scale, according to CNN. Read More

Japanese PM in Hawaii ahead of rare visit to Pearl Harbour

Japanese PM in Hawaii ahead of rare visit to Pearl Harbour

He will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit the memorial that honours sailors and Marines killed in the 1941 attack. More than 2,400 Americans were killed after Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, putting the U.S.in World War II. Read More

Russian military aircraft disappears off radar, 91 on board

Russian military aircraft disappears off radar, 91 on board

President Vladimir Putin went on television to declare a nationwide day of mourning Monday. The crash, which happened shortly after the plane took off at 5:25 a.m. The weather had been good. The plane last underwent repairs in December 2014 and was serviced in September, he said. He said the pilot was experienced and that the plane had about 7,000 flying hours on its clock. Read More

Documents quoted by Rahul Gandhi carry names of politicians from across spectrum

Documents quoted by Rahul Gandhi carry names of politicians from across spectrum

The Prime Minister, who was on his first tour of his Lok Sabha constituency after Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes were demonetized on November 8, was speaking at a function organised inside the Banaras Hindu University campus. Gandhi also added that the poor have been the most affected post-demonetisation. "You can ridicule me all you want but answer the questions of today's youth", Gandhi said. Read More

Oil slips below $55 as dollar, Libyan production boost weigh

Oil slips below $55 as dollar, Libyan production boost weigh

Crude-oil futures turned firmly higher Thursday, rebounding modestly after futures slumped in the prior session on reports of a surprise buildup in US inventories. crude inventories. The global benchmark crude closed at a $2.14 premium to WTI. That's less than half of the 1.6 million before the 2011 uprising that halted production and closed ports. Read More

Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 on board

Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 on board

Security services coordinating operations . The aircraft Airbus 320, registration number 5A-ONB, left Tmenhent at 1010h and had 111 passengers and 6 crewmembers on board. The flight was diverted to Malta , the island's leader tweeted. "At 12.13pm, the plane's engines were still running and it was surrounded by AFM soldiers at a distance". Read More

DHS Scuttles Potential Framework for Muslim Registry

USA president Barack Obama has scrapped the visitor registry programme that monitored visitors from a number of Muslim countries, weeks before Donald Trump takes office. President Obama is doing his part before Trump takes office to ensure Muslims will be safe in America. Mohammad Jafar Alam, a member of South Asian social justice group DRUM that was at the forefront of the campaign to dismantle Nseers , was one of those who endured Nseers surveillance. Read More

Berlin attack: Anis Amri known to police, says official

Berlin attack: Anis Amri known to police, says official

His ID was found in the truck which drove into a crowded market on Monday evening, killing 12 and injuring nearly 50 more. Germany has launched a Europe-wide manhunt for a "violent and armed" Tunisian man, saying he is a suspect in Monday's Christmas market attack in Berlin . Read More

Trump calls on United States to 'greatly strengthen and expand' nuclear weapons capability

Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association . Earlier Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin also called for bolstering "strategic nuclear forces", especially those capable of penetrating "existing and future missile defense systems". Read More

Storm Barbara to bring lightning and heavy showers to Scotland today

Storm Barbara to bring lightning and heavy showers to Scotland today

Stormy weather is expected to sweep across the United Kingdom over the Christmas weekend, with the country set to take a battering from gales and heavy rain. However, forecasters have predicted temperatures on Friday will be much milder ranging between 8 to 11 degrees although it is expected to be "extremely windy" with heavy rain. Read More

Trump blames 'Islamist terrorists' for 'slaughter' of Christians in Berlin

Trump blames 'Islamist terrorists' for 'slaughter' of Christians in Berlin

Berlin's police chief, Klaus Kandt, said "we may have a risky criminal in the area", and announced that security would be boosted while urging "heightened vigilance", reports AFP. The victim who was found dead in the passenger seat of the lorry that ploughed into crowds at a Christmas Market in Berlin has been identified as Lukasz Urban. Read More

Three injured in shooting at Muslim prayer hall in Zurich

Three injured in shooting at Muslim prayer hall in Zurich

According to police, the suspect has fled the area and a manhunt has started to locate and capture him. There is no evidence of radical Islamist or far-right motives behind the rampage, officers said, adding that his motives were unclear. Read More