Edward Snowden implores Trump to pardon fellow leaker Julian Assange: ‘You alone can save his life’

Edward Snowden implores Trump to pardon fellow leaker Julian Assange: 'You alone can save his life'

Edward J. Snowden, a fugitive leaker whom President Trump said he would consider pardoning, urged him Thursday to weigh sparing another wanted secret-spiller: Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. “Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange. You alone can save his life,” Mr. Snowden posted … Read more

NHAI suspends rights of Panipat-Jalandhar highway developer for defaults on several counts | India News

How info-warriors in rural India are busting fake news | India News

NEW DELHI: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Saturday took over the tolling on the Panipat-Jalandhar stretch of NH-1, a day after suspending all rights of the developer on account of several defaults by the private player. The 6-laning of the 291-km NH stretch has been delayed by nine years. An NHAI official … Read more

Torquay United 3-1 Wrexham – BBC Sport

Torquay United 3-1 Wrexham - BBC Sport

Asa Hall scored his fourth goal of the season in Torquay’s win over Wrexham National League leaders Torquay United maintained their unbeaten home record with victory over Wrexham in front of returning supporters at Plainmoor Ben Whitfield scored from the first meaningful attack with his low shot beating Christian Dibble. Asa Hall doubled the lead … Read more

BJP’s ‘Aar Noi Annay’ Campaign in Bengal Marred by Sporadic Violence, Party Demands President’s Rule

Sporadic clashes between ruling TMC and the opposition BJP activists on Saturday marred the saffron party’s anti-government campaign in West Bengal leaving more than a dozen people injured and prompting it to demand the imposition of President’s Rule in the state. The BJP Saturday held its state-wide campaign christened ‘Aar Noi Anyay’ (No more injustice) … Read more

‘Mass Trespass’ Closes UK Heritage Site of Stonehenge | World News

'Mass Trespass' Closes UK Heritage Site of Stonehenge | World News

By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after protesters staged a “mass trespass” against the British government’s road-building plans, including a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site. The protesters, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, … Read more

NFL Crisis Grows – The New York Times

NFL Crisis Grows - The New York Times

After bobbing and weaving around the coronavirus pandemic for much of the fall, the N.F.L. is facing crises on teams from coast to coast in its final stretch of the regular season. On Saturday, health officials in Santa Clara County threw the San Francisco 49ers’ season into turmoil when they temporarily banned all contact sports … Read more

Saudi says allies ‘on board’ for diplomatic resolution of Gulf crisis, final agreement soon

Saudi says allies 'on board' for diplomatic resolution of Gulf crisis, final agreement soon

MANAMA: A resolution of the Gulf diplomatic crisis is in sight, with all nations involved “on board” and final agreement expected soon, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said Saturday. In an interview with AFP conducted in Bahrain, the top Saudi diplomat also insisted that Gulf states must be fully consulted if the incoming … Read more

US ends 5 cultural programs with China in further escalation

US ends 5 cultural programs with China in further escalation

WASHINGTON: The departing Trump administration has ended five cultural-exchange programmes with China that it says were being used for Chinese propaganda and had no benefit to the United States. The terminations follow new visa restrictions announced by Washington limiting stays in the US by members of China’s Communist Party and signal further erosion in relations … Read more

Congress demands immediate rollback of petrol, diesel price hikes | India News

Congress demands immediate rollback of petrol, diesel price hikes | India News

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday criticised the government for hiking oil prices in these difficult times and demanded its immediate rollback and passing of the benefits to the consumer. Repeated and “unjust” increase in prices as also the central excise duty on petrol and diesel has inflicted insurmountable pain and suffering on the people … Read more

Livingston beat depleted Dundee United 2-0 to climb table

Livingston beat depleted Dundee United 2-0 to climb table

Scott Pittman’s third goal of the season put Livingston ahead Livingston moved up to ninth in the Scottish Premiership as Dundee United ended a week of headlines with defeat. Minus nine players and their first-team management staff because of Covid-19 protocols, the visitors threatened through Adrian Sporle’s free-kick. Having been second best in the first … Read more

Massive telescope collapse caught on remote camera and drone in Puerto Rico

Massive telescope collapse caught on remote camera and drone in Puerto Rico

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released new footage of the collapse of the Arecibo telescope platform in Puerto Rico. The 57-year-old radio telescope suffered major damage in August when one of the cables supporting the platform snapped. Another cable snapped in early November. Then, on Tuesday, the entire platform came crashing 122 metres onto the … Read more

Diego Maradona and All That We Have Lost

Diego Maradona and All That We Have Lost

Maradona, though he did not know it, served as midwife to that change. In 1987, at the height of his fame, his Napoli team was drawn to face Real Madrid in the first round of the European Cup. It was a mouthwatering matchup: the champion of Italy against the champion of Spain, the Neapolitan forward … Read more

Late Night: Vaccinating Ex-Presidents Is Hardly Must-See TV

Late Night: Vaccinating Ex-Presidents Is Not Must-See TV

“That’s must-see, baby. Forget ‘The Mandalorian’ — people really want to watch next year’s biggest hit, ‘Someone Else’s Doctor Appointment.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT “President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama, put your antibodies where your mouth is. Come on my show and drop trou backstage at the Ed Sullivan Theater in my Late Show Immuno-tabulous Ex-Presidential … Read more

Ontario reports new record high of 1,859 COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Ontario reports new record high of 1,859 COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Ontario reported a record 1,859 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Health Minister Christine Elliott said the latest cases include 504 in Toronto, 463 in Peel Region and 198 in York Region. Ontario’s previous daily record of 1,855 cases was set on Nov. 27. Both Toronto and Peel Region are currently in lockdown, with most non-essential businesses ordered closed nearly two … Read more

Yogi Adityanath launches app to locate free Covid-19 test centres in Uttar Pradesh | Lucknow News

Yogi Adityanath launches app to locate free Covid-19 test centres in Uttar Pradesh | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday launched a mobile application that gives users the locations of free Covid-19 test centres within a radius of five kilometres in the state. Launching the “Mera Covid Kendra” app, Adityanath said it was an initiative of the state government to help people who want to get … Read more