Month: December 2017

Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by the authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009.

Colorado deputy sheriff killed during domestic disturbance call

(Reuters) – A gunman opened fire on sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a domestic disturbance near Denver on Sunday, killing one of the officers, before the suspect was shot and apparently killed, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis in his year-end message said that 2017 had been marred by war, lies and injustice, and he urged people to take responsibility for their actions.

‘Star Wars’ passes ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as top 2017 earner

On the last day of the calendar year, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has surpassed “Beauty and the Beast” as the top grossing film in North America in 2017.

Palestine recalls envoy to US for consultations after Jerusalem move

Palestine said Sunday they were recalling their envoy to the United States for consultations in a move that follows U.S. President Donald Trump’s designation of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

UN leader issues ‘red alert’ for unity in 2018

The secretary-general of the United Nations is issuing a “red alert” for more unity in 2018 after what he calls a year of setbacks.

In 811th game, Wenger breaks Premier League record

Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger took charge of his 811th Premier League game Sunday to set a new record, overtaking Alex Ferguson.

Battles on 2 fronts as Syria closes out another violent year

Government forces battled with rebels and al-Qaeda militants on two fronts in Syria Sunday as the country prepared to close out another violent year since the country descended into civil war in 2011.

Iran ‘tested by its own citizens’: Haley

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday Iran’s government is “being tested by its own citizens” after three days of protests against the clerical regime.

Suspect admits to planning Saint Petersburg supermarket attack

The man arrested by Russian authorities over an attack on a supermarket in Saint Petersburg has admitted to planning the act and planting the homemade bomb that wounded 18 people, investigators said Sunday.

Iran warns protesters against pursuing bold challenge to leadership

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran warned of a tough crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the most audacious challenges to its clerical leadership since nationwide pro-reform unrest jolted the Islamist theocracy in 2009.

Multiple deputies down in active shooter situation in Colorado: police

(Reuters) – “Multiple deputies” were down on Sunday after police responded to a call of an active shooter situation in Littleton, Colorado, a residential area south of Denver, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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