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77 persons died of grief, shock over Jayalalithaa's demise: AIADMK
- December 08, 2016

This wavering between alliance and enmity would mark the course of the relationship between the two women for years, leading to the grand finale in 2011, when Jayalalithaa expelled Natrajan and a dozen of her family members from the primary membership of the AIADMK, fearing they were plotting against her life. (more...)
Trump Complains About Chinese Policy on Twitter After Taiwan Call Raises Hackles
- December 08, 2016

The call with Taipei was the first by a USA president-elect or president with a Taiwanese leader since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China". Speaking on television on Sunday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence dismissed the event as a "courtesy" call with no policy implications. "This is a policy that is based on three joint U.S". (more...)
Trump on Boeing's Air Force One contract: 'Cancel order!'
- December 08, 2016

Boeing is also the only US company that can supply the president's plane, eliminating competitive pressure on the price. But the Air Force has pressed for a faster schedule, saying the current planes are becoming too expensive to fix and keep in good flying shape. (more...)
Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians
- December 08, 2016

Francis said the media, by taking pleasure in spreading such "disinformation", risks falling into coprophilia-arousal derived from excrement, while its audience could fall into coprophagia, the consumption of excrement. This is a sin and it is harmful. "A thing that can do great damage to the information media is disinformation: that is, faced with any situation, saying only a part of the truth, and not the rest". (more...)
Tom Hardy loses bet, has to get bad tattoo by Leonardo Dicaprio Tom Hardy loses bet, has to get bad tattoo by Leonardo Dicaprio
- December 08, 2016

When Hardy did, in fact, get an Oscar nod, Leo handed him the body-ink design. As Hardy tells it, DiCaprio believed Hardy would be nominated for the prestigious award, and Hardy humbly believed he wouldn't. He hasn't followed through with his promise yet because he said: " I haven't got it yet , because it sucks ". As a part of his activist work, DiCaprio produced two environmental documentaries this year - National Geographic Channel's Before the Flood and Netflix's The Ivory Game . (more...)
NC-grown trees are a Christmas tradition NC-grown trees are a Christmas tradition
- December 08, 2016

At Christmas Tree Brooklyn you can pick your tree in person at their flagship location of 184 Underhill Ave.in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, or order online at ChristmasTreeBrooklyn.com. For more information, call 315.697.9498. "The more ideal a tree, the more expensive it will be", Wolford added. It's important to plant more trees than projected business because not all trees take to the land and others can succumb to or be disfigured by pests, Nichols said. (more...)
Philippines Leader Says Trump Praised His Deadly Crackdown On Drugs
- December 08, 2016

He described Trump's message a "a bit encouraging". He understood the way we are handling it and he said there is nothing wrong with protecting your country. As for the Filipinos' concerns that business process outsourcing companies would pull out because of Trump's wish to keep American firms at home, Abella said this was not discussed between the two leaders. (more...)
Zaheer Khan dating Chak De girl Sagarika Ghatge? Zaheer Khan dating Chak De girl Sagarika Ghatge?
- December 08, 2016

A popular tabloid, further reported that things are getting very serious and Zak has apparently even popped the question and Sagarika has reportedly said yes. They have been often spotted together at social events and parties since then. Apart from attending Yuvraj-Hazel's Goa wedding, the couple was also spotted at a high profile event in Jaipur. (more...)
The Messy Truth About Van Jones The Messy Truth About Van Jones
- December 08, 2016

Tonight at 9pn ET, CNN will present my friend and sparring partner Van Jones in a special titled: " The Messy Truth ". Jones, who once worked for the Obama administration and has been an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, will "explore how voters are feeling about the unprecedented election", according to the network. (more...)
Watch the mind blowing trailer of Fast and Furious 8 Watch the mind blowing trailer of Fast and Furious 8
- December 08, 2016

In addition, as if the hype for " Fast and Furious 8 " was not enough, a preview clip has been posted on Twitter , showing what's in store for the fans, along with the trailer announcement. In the clip, the frenemies - along with costars Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Tyrese Gibson - explained that their characters are part of one big family, and that's the most important theme from the franchise. (more...)
Syrian General: Rebels must leave Aleppo or die
- December 08, 2016

Russia, Syria and Iran are now engaged in an all-out assault on the city, which has been a rebel stronghold for almost five years. The Syrian president said the militants' defeat in Aleppo would fully change the course of battle in Syria. (more...)
Nutcracker a 40-year Christmas tradition for Seymour Dance
- December 08, 2016

After thousands of dollars worth of Nutcracker costumes were stolen from Festival Ballet Providence, nine companies from across the state and country pitched in to help the show go on. Male guest artists include a dancer from the Joffrey Ballet, one from the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and one from Marymount Manhattan's college dance program. (more...)
Muslim-Owned London Restaurant Offers Free Christmas Meal Muslim-Owned London Restaurant Offers Free Christmas Meal
- December 08, 2016

Manager Irsan Can Genc said the idea came after hearing from an elderly woman that she would be alone on Christmas. Several pictures of the poster offering the free food have gone viral on Facebook with thousands of likes and shares . "It's time for us to come together to stand up for each other". The staff obliged, and the woman mentioned afterward while thanking them that she would be alone for Christmas. (more...)
Beyoncé Leads With 9 Grammy Nominations
- December 08, 2016

Behind Beyonce , Drake , Rihanna and Kanye West , whose album was released only in digital form and not on CD, derive their game with eight citations each. With Chance's seven nominations, the Chicago-born MC could make a game-changing statement if he wins over label-dependent artists Beyoncé , Drake , Kanye West and Rihanna . (more...)
Pandora Premium Launched: Features, Expected Subscription Price And Availability Pandora Premium Launched: Features, Expected Subscription Price And Availability
- December 08, 2016

For example, one of the best features of Pandora's app is the ability to automatically add similar songs to your playlist, just by tapping a button. Pandora is offering mostly the same features, including some personalization based on what users like (as indicated by giving songs a thumbs-up). (more...)
Apple Music Hits 20 Million Paid Subscribers Apple Music Hits 20 Million Paid Subscribers
- December 08, 2016

On Wednesday, Apple Inc.'s AAPL SVP of Internet Software and Products Eddy Cue told Billboard that the company's highly successful music streaming platform Apple Music has hit 20 million paying subscribers. Reaching 20 million paid subscribers is an impressive number for Apple , which launched the service last summer. "Of course we want more [subscribers] and we want it to go faster-we're hungry!" Cue adds. (more...)
Beyonce grabs 9 Grammy nominations; Chance The Rapper makes debut
- December 08, 2016

Beyonce has won about 20 Grammys in her music career and she does not want to stop there. Image result for Wizkid Gets First Grammy Nomination The omission will definitely raise many eyebrows as One Dance was the number one song on the Billboard charts for up to ten weeks. (more...)
Marvel teases an extended look at 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
- December 08, 2016

Happy isn't too pleased at Spidey's suit, suggesting that he goes and finds Tony's package in his apartment. Now we can get excited for his solo adventures, which kicks off with Spider-Man: Homecoming . The clip, not yet released publicly, shows Peter Parker's POV as he meets Stark's man Happy (it sure is nice to see Jon Favreau back!). "This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!" Namely, it is Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer and many details about the movie have been ... (more...)
Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year
- December 08, 2016

Time editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs explained : "For all of Trump's public life, tastemakers and intellectuals have dismissed him as a vulgarian and carnival barker, a showman with big flash and little substance". Gibbs said the choice of Trump this year was "straightforward". The president-elect has been handed the title, won in previous years by figures as diverse as Adolf Hitler and Martin Luther King , ahead of the woman he defeated on election day, Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Nicki Minaj Under Fire For Posting Video Of Mentally Ill Woman Nicki Minaj Under Fire For Posting Video Of Mentally Ill Woman
- December 08, 2016

Nicki posted a video of her usual out-and-abouts as she strolled through Miami. When the 33-year-old takes out her cell phone and starts filming, the woman starts yelling at her, walking away from the camera. Still others insisted it did not matter whether the woman was mentally ill or not. Nicki Minaj is truly revving up her engines. You'll get to create your own Rap Empire where you can record yourself rapping on the same track as me. (more...)

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