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Happy New Year 2018

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New Year's celebrations kicked off in Samoa, Christmas Island and New Zealand as those countries were the first where the clock struck midnight. NY will ring in 1 January at 5am (GMT) followed by Los Angeles at 8am (GMT). Many Filipinos believe that noisy New Year's celebrations drive away evil and misfortune. In the Philippines, hours before midnight, authorities had already reported that at least 86 people had been injured by celebratory firecrackers which have some of the most raucous ... Read More »

In Egypt, the unknown fired at the Church: many dead

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Islamists have claimed several attacks on Egypt's large Christian minority in recent years, including two bombings on Palm Sunday in April and a blast at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral in December 2016 that killed 28 people. The gunman killed at least nine people, including a policeman, at the church, according to interior ministry and Coptic Church accounts. Egypt's state-run MENA news agency, citing an unnamed Interior Ministry official, said the other assailant fled the scene and was ... Read More »

Modi woos new voters

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In his address to the party's MPs during the parliamentary meet on December 20, after a tough Gujarat election, PM Modi had asked them to rope in the youth and millennials, who would soon be ready to vote. It was discriminatory and we have changed this rule", said Modi in this year's last " Mann Ki Baat ". I was amazed at spirit that they had, the enthusiasm that was there in their hearts and dreams they nurtured. Read More »

Pulwama encounter continues; 4 CRPF jawans, 3 terrorists killed

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Millitant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for the Fidayeen attack. "They were challenged by camp sentries", PTI quoted CRPF officials as saying. "The Pulwama attack is a sign of failure of PM Narendra Modi's foreign policy", ANI quoted Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev as saying. The attack on CRPF came five days after a top commander of JeM Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noor Trali was killed in an encounter with government forces in Samboora area of Pulwama ... Read More »

New Year's Eve wind chill in Detroit forecast at -16 below

The temperature in Kansas City Sunday morning was 5 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill . The expected low is near minus 5, he said, and the frigid wind chills could cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Read More »

Differences arise between CM & new cabinet ministers in Gujarat

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Virji Thummar, who was recently elected as an MLA from the Lathi constituency in Saurashtra's Amreli district, said Patel would be made the chief minister, with the Congress' support, if he came with the required number of BJP MLAs. "I will tell him as a friend that the BJP is only misusing him", Thummar said. In order to take control of the situation and hide the differences between Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel, state BJP president Jitu Vaghani entered Swarnim Sankul - where the ... Read More »

Former Milan, PSG player George Weah elected Liberia president by wide margin

He also described the candidate of the ruling Unity Party, Vice President Joseph Boakai as a true statesman for his sportsmanship and respect for the ballot box in conceding defeat. Weah is a former football star and senator from the Congress for Democratic Change party. The challenge of lending substance to vague campaign promises is steep in a country that ranks 177th out of 188 on the United Nations Human Development Index. Read More »

IS claims Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing

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Earlier in the day, the public relations center of Russia's FSB Federal Security Service said that the perpetrator and organizer of the explosion at the Perekrestok supermarket in St. The Interfax news agency reported that the suspect was a 35-year old local resident who said he was a member of an occult movement and was taking drugs. Read More »

Solider home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from fire

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When the child's mother noticed the fire, she grabbed him and another child and left the building, leaving the door open, FDNY officials said. "They couldn't get back down the stairs", said Nigro. Nigro said searches had been completed and everyone was accounted for. Numerous 25 families who lived in the Bronx apartment building were immigrants, "hard-working people going about their lives", said Jonathan Morris, the priest at the nearby Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, who said ... Read More »

Family identifies Wichita man killed by police in possible 'swatting' prank

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A SWAT team was dispatched to the scene. Finch answered the door and was subsequently shot by an officer during some commotion, and died later at the hospital. Deputy Wichita Police Chief Troy Livingston has confirmed that an ongoing investigation into this particular prank has been launched. "A male came to the front door, and one of our officers discharged his weapon". Read More »

Viswanathan Anand Crowned World Rapid Chess Champion

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To recover from all that went wrong and put the year behind him, Anand returned home to Chennai from London earlier this month and plunged headlong into a whole range of activities he usually doesn't indulge in - from shopping, cake-eating to binge-watching Madagascar movies. Read More »

Neighbors Hang 'Make America Gay Again' Sign at Mike Pence's Colorado Home

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The banner, first reported by the Aspen Times , was put up on Wednesday or Thursday by a neighbor who presumably takes issue with Pence's deeply conservative stance on marriage equality and LBGTQ rights. As governor of IN in 2015, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act , a bill that would have given people the right to discriminate against LGBT people for religious reasons. Read More »

Activist Erica Garner, 27, Dies After Heart Attack

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The city later settled with Garner's family for $5.9 million, WABC reported. The person running her popular Twitter account told Garner's 35,000 followers Wednesday that a CT scan revealed that she had suffered brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". Read More »

Turkey, Russia sign S-400 missile system loan deal

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Previously it was announced that the delivery of the S-400 Triumf systems was scheduled to start in late 2019 or early 2020. "We have an open dialogue on this issue, and have emphasized the importance of maintaining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation interoperability on any major defense systems procurements", the United States official continued. Read More »

No Injuries as Israeli Tanks, Jets Strike Hamas Positions in Gaza

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The IDF fired artillery shells at two Hamas compounds in the eastern Gaza Strip, and the IAF bombed the same compounds in retaliation for a rocket attack on Israeli settlements near the border, the IDF spokesperson reported Friday. Rocket warning sirens were heard shortly before midday in the Shaar Hanegev and Sedot Hanegev regions, sending frightened residents running to shelters. Read More »

Cong MLA slaps constable, gets slapped back

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi disapproved the MLA's action of slapping the woman police constable on duty. Ms Kumari reportedly tried to enter the party office along with AICC president Rahul Gandhi to attend the election review meeting but she was not allowed by the police. Read More »

Christmas tree recycling points open across Brighton and Hove

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Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed through regular trash service; trees must fit into the trash can, with lid closed for collection. Cayuga County has an interesting program to get people to recycle their Christmas trees . Only live Christmas trees should be deposited. Consumers should monitor a Christmas tree for freshness and note that when a tree's needles drop, it means the tree is too dry. Read More »

State Department: US, Russia Agree to Continue Diplomacy Over N. Korea

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It is impossible to become a mediator between the two parties based only on your own will, this requires the will of the two sides. The UN Security Council unanimously voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea on Friday in response to its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, a move North Korea called an act of war, tantamount to a complete economic blockade. Read More »

Prince Harry describes 'fantastic' Christmas with Meghan Markle

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The Queen also mentioned how she and Prince Phillip are looking forward to welcoming new members into the royal family next year. The Sun previously reported that Prince Harry and Markle already expressed their desire to invite the Obamas to their May 19, 2018 wedding at St. Read More »

Ben Crump to represent family of teen injured during Troy arrest

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On Thursday, the station can confirm that the charges against Wilkerson were not dropped as it was told by his father. "They said he was charged with obstruction of justice". "The force used was reasonable and necessary". At least one of the officers has received threats on Facebook , the prosecutor said. A witness, Brittany Patterson, told WKRG that officers surrounded the boy, who appeared to be fading in-and-out of consciousness. Read More »

Donald Trump's idea to beat winter cold: Pour global warming on it

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Then came his suggestion on how to stay warm this winter: "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming ". "The world is moving forward together on climate change". In fact, 2017 is on track to be the second-or third-hottest year ever recorded globally, according to researchers. This year's devastating hurricanes and wildfires , which could cost the USA hundreds of billions of dollars, have also been exacerbated by climate change . Read More »

President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation

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While at the president's West Palm Beach golf club, Trump provided a far-reaching, unscripted interview to the New York Times . President Trump talked up the new tax plan while visiting firefighters in Florida, but based on recent tweets, the Russian Federation investigation is what's really at the forefront of his mind. Read More »

Gunmen kill 12 in Cairo church

The Interior Ministry suggests that the extremists had accomplices. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Egypt's Coptic Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic terrorists in several attacks since previous year that have killed over 100 people and wounded many others. Read More »

Lesbian couple, two children murdered in upstate NY

Their names have not been released. Myers' cousin, Tracy Coleman, grieved for the family on social media and asked that reporters respect the family's privacy and allow them to mourn. 'Until they catch whoever they did this, there are certainly reasons to be fearful, ' the pastor told the Times Union . "We don't know who did it". Read More »

Toddler's crying leads neighbor to gruesome discovery

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Cops took her husband into custody for questioning. Internal Affairs Bureau has now launched an investigation into the officers who were initially dispatched, as friends and family wonder whether police have blood on their hands.... During a press conference, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper , Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North said Wells' death was deemed suspicious. Read More »

Stylist Allegedly Gave Fidgeting Customer a 'Three Stooges' Haircut

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For one Madison man, a routine haircut at a State Street salon went suddenly awry - literally. From there, DeSpain claimed Shabani got clippers -with the shortest attachment- and ran it across the middle of the customer's head. He told police the stylist told him to stop fidgeting and moving his head before he was nicked on the ear. The customer got up and left to have his head completely shaved by another stylist before going home for Christmas. Read More »

Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center

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The attack has not yet been claimed by any insurgent group. In November, at least one security guard was killed as ISIL fighters stormed Shamshad TV , a private television station. The ISIS's local affiliate, which first appeared in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan in early 2015, has become increasingly active and has claimed several recent suicide attacks in Kabul . Read More »