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Christmas Eve sets new record

Asda will be closing its stores on Christmas day Is Asda open on Christmas Day? Karns Foods: Stores close at 6 p.m. December 24. Usually, the store close at 8 PM on Christmas Eve. Now, in the eleventh hour, they are heading out to get that Christmas shopping done. The 311 Call Centre is closed until Wednesday December 28, but the 211 Call Centre will remain open throughout the holiday period.


Obama official defends abstention

Obama official defends abstention

The vote came in defiance of pressure from the president-elect, Donald Trump, as well as Israel and several United States senators who urged Washington to use its veto. It was to have been voted on in the UN Security Council on Thursday, but Egypt withdrew it hours before the meeting was due to start. "President Obama is the President of the United States until January 20th, and we are taking this action (abstention), of course, as USA policy", he said .


Marcus Mariota carted off with air cast on leg

Marcus Mariota carted off with air cast on leg

The Jaguars were very impressive under interim coach Doug Marrone today, both offensively and defensively. "It's the first time this season we have been beaten like that". To cap off the afternoon, Jalen Ramsey picked off a Matt Cassel pass to racing 30 yards to the end zone with a pick-six. The team takes on the Jaguars at Noon Saturday.


Boko Haram 'ousted from Sambisa forest bastion'

Boko Haram 'ousted from Sambisa forest bastion'

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai , on Saturday reassured Nigerians that the army will take every necessary step to restore normalcy across the northeast. Boko Haram , which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and stepped up coordination with the latter organization earlier this year, was founded in 2002 and launched a violent uprising in 2009.


14 dead in 'horrific' Malaysian bus crash

14 dead in 'horrific' Malaysian bus crash

Meanwhile, the injured victims were identified as seven local men, five Singaporean men, two Myanmar men, a Singaporean woman and a woman whose identity is yet to be ascertained. In the incident early this morning, the express bus crashed into a 10-metre ravine before hitting the concrete wall of the tunnel at Kampung Jayor, near the Pagoh Rest and Service Area.



Trump on nuclear weapons tweet: Let it be an arms race

While there is widespread agreement that the US deterrent must be modernized, little enthusiasm has been expressed elsewhere for increasing the number of nuclear warheads. "If the president-elect had paid attention to his security briefings he would know the world is awash in nuclear weapons", Mason told Global News. "In 28 days he's going to have control of the nuclear arsenal".