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Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

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Afghan police had launched an operation on Wednesday in two Kabul city districts to arrest the sellers of alcohol and drugs - both of which are illegal substances in Afghanistan - and made 11 arrests. Kabul has become one of the deadliest places in war-torn Afghanistan for civilians in recent months, as the Taliban step up their attacks and IS seeks to expand its presence in the country. Read More »

Man Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Woman On Flight While She Slept

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Ramamoorthy and his wife are living on a temporary visa, thereby disqualifying the latter as suitable custodian, according to federal prosecutor, Amanda Jawad. Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen ordered Ramamoorthy to be held pending trial. Prabhu even traveled with his wife and she was beside him when the incident took place. Read More »

Roy Moore Accuser Sues Him for Defamation

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Senate candidate Roy Moore , with his wife Kayla Moore, talk to the media after voting and arriving by horse at the Gallant Volunteer Fire Department in Gallant, Ala. The lawsuit focuses on how Moore and his campaign responded to her claims and the national reaction. "Mr. Moore's continued attacks against Ms. Corfman after the election and the content of his affidavit demonstrate that if not enjoined, he will continue to defame Ms. Read More »

State Department: We're Suspending Security Assistance to Pakistan

The dramatic freeze in deliveries of military equipment and security funding comes after US President Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan for its alleged support for militant safe havens, including in a furious new year tweet. Civilian assistance is not affected. Also Thursday, the State Department accused Pakistan of severe violations of religious freedom. The step does not carry any serious consequences. Read More »

JFK Airport in NYC Shuts Down Completely, It Says

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In addition to the canceled flights , rail company Amtrak reduced service between NY and Boston due to the storm and canceled train service between Washington D.C. "Right now all our airline flights are canceled until tomorrow". "The problem is the wind", LaRose-Arken said. KUSI's Ed Lenderman was at the San Diego International Airport all morning on Good Morning San Diego. Read More »

Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

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Many conservatives are wary of what they see as federal intrusion in areas they believe must be left to the states. The Obama administration announced in 2013 that it would generally refrain from interfering with states that sought to legalize the sale and use of marijuana-still illegal under federal law-so long as those states implemented regulatory systems that kept the drug out of the hand of gangs and children, and helped prevent it from migrating to states where it is prohibited. Read More »

A failed North Korean missile crashed in its own city this year

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According to the Japanese magazine The Diplomat , North Korea's test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on April 28 a year ago crash-landed in the city of Tokchon and caused heavy damage to several buildings. The Hwasong KN-17 medium-range rocket was sacked from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province, 40 miles north of Pyongyang on April 28 previous year, it is claimed. Read More »

Now We Know: FBI Ignored Lawbreaking To Exonerate Hillary Clinton

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Republicans on the committee say McCabe outlined some irregularities that suggest the outcome of the investigation was rigged in Clinton's favor. The latest barb came when Trump suggested that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin should be jailed for reportedly including log-in details for government email accounts in personal emails. Read More »

Egypt: hot air balloon crashes, killing 1 tourist

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A jihadist insurgency led by the Islamic State (IS) has targeted tourists, including bombing a Russian airliner carrying holidaymakers from an Egyptian resort in 2015 that killed all 224 people on board. The crash, to the west of the city of Luxor, happened due to bad weather conditions, the news agency said, according to Reuters. New Zealanders are understood to have been involved in a fatal hot air balloon crash in Egypt. Read More »

Fire destroys 1600 cars as vehicle park had no sprinklers

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Rows of burnt-out cars are visible in the seven-storey building at the Liverpool Echo Arena which was engulfed in a 1,000C inferno on New Year's Eve after a Land Rover burst into flames. "I saw one auto on fire but it was clear it was ferocious and spreading". Nearby apartments and hotels were also evacuated as 12 fire engines were scrambled to the auto park at around 4.40pm on New Year's Eve. Read More »

'Near-blizzard' conditions possible Thursday, 5 to 8 inches of snow forecast

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The Mayor's Office said on Twitter that there is a chance of snow this week in the city, and reminded residents to keep an eye on the weather reports and stay warm. "The maximum swath will be from southern Rhode Island to the south of Boston and into Maine". The high on Wednesday will get above freezing to 38, and there's a 30 percent chance for snow. Read More »

Extreme Cold Forces Schools To Delay Opening On Tuesday

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Brent Campbell with Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools said the buses were a deciding factor when delaying school for Wednesday morning. "This delay is to ensure that all systems, including heat, water, and technology are operational in all school facilities before students return from the holiday break", school district officials said in a news release. Read More »

USA soldier killed and four others injured in Afghanistan battle

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The fallen service member's name has not yet been released, but it's an ominous beginning to the year after fifteen US service members died in Afghanistan in 2017. At least 15 US service members died in Afghanistan in 2017, including 11 in hostile actions. Before the New Year's Day combat death, the most recent USA service member fatality in Afghanistan occurred in August 2017. Read More »

Haley says United States withholding $255 million aid from Pakistan

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The freedoms that are enshrined in the United Nations charter are under attack in Iran. "We expect that the rights to peaceful assembly and expression of the Iranian people will be respected", Farhan Haq told reporters. When asked about Iran's missile program, Haley said the USA has no unilateral plans "at this time" for tackling the issue. "The civilized world must remain united and vigilant against the rogue state's development of a nuclear arsenal". Read More »

At least 16 hurt in 7-alarm fire in the Bronx

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New York City fire department tweeted that over 200 fire fighters continued to fight the fire at 1547 Commonwealth Ave' in Bronx. Nigro said authorities would enter the building to determine the cause of the fire once it's deemed safe. One resident escaped the burning building with his three young children. Last Thursday, another fire at an apartment block close to the Bronx Zoo was started by a three-year-old boy who was playing with stove burners. Read More »

Consensus eludes triple talaq Bill; legislation not tabled in RS

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Most of the parties, particularly the Congress, do not want to be seen as opposing the bill but argue it needs tweaking. The bill says that instant triple talaq in any form - spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp - would be illegal and void. Read More »

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $363 million

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There was no victor for Saturday's $384 million Powerball jackpot, and now the prize has risen to a whopping $440 million. No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25. Read More »

Jessica Alba welcomed baby on New Year's Eve

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The close knit family had a picture ideal Christmas, and even shared a group photo in which everyone was wearing bright red onesies. Honor and Haven wore holiday stocking caps with red and white stripes and a thick green rim and pom pom. Read More »

Texas police looking for missing girls who may have been abducted

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Bandera-Magret is a 7-year-old white female, approximately 4 feet, 5 inches tall and 75 pounds with very curly brown hair. Lilianas Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Bandera-Margaret, 7, have been reported missing from Round Rock. Reid said he hopes the girls are safe. A previous report indicated the hatchback may have a white sticker in the upper right corner of the rear window. Read More »

My Land, My Rules! New Zealanders Build 'Island' to Thwart Alcohol Ban

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In an effort to beat the booze ban, an enterprising group of friends constructed a sand fort that included a wooden picnic table and a chilly bin. As the tide came in, they drank deeply and descended into an evening of celebration. "It's about creativity, the legal reality is somewhat different", the Coromandel mayor said , as cited by the Stuff .nz news portal. They continued drinking and watched the fireworks from the comfort of their sand island . Read More »

Georgia Beats Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma in 2OT Win in 2018 Rose Bowl

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Even so, Georgia is one win away from its first national title since 1980. Georgia will advance to the January 8 title game against the victor of the Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Clemson. The Sooners have won eight consecutive games, including six straight by double digits. "We knew each and every blow we took in the first half was going to pay off for us in the second half". Read More »

Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

Meanwhile, authorities acknowledged the first fatalities in the protests, during clashes late Saturday in Doroud, some 325 km (200 miles) southwest of Tehran in Lorestan province, where protesters had gathered for an unauthorized rally, said Habibollah Khojastepour, the security deputy of Lorestan's governor. Read More »

New Year's Eve wind chill in Detroit forecast below zero

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Through tonight: A bitter cold last night of 2017. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected, which will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Usually, it's a 2 or 3 day stint, but this go around, we're talking about 7 straight days of 20 degree highs or lower in Boston. If Wichita reaches the forecast low of -3 degrees it will be close to the record of -5 set back in 1979. Read More »

Russian security agency arrests supermarket bombing suspect

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Petersburg, the FSB PR center said on Saturday, APA reports quoting TASS. Investigators said the homemade device contained 200 grams (7 ounces) of explosives and was rigged with shrapnel to cause more damage. The agency said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that he organized and carried out the attack on his own. The bombing came after the FSB security service said earlier this month it had prevented a terror attack on a key Orthodox cathedral in Saint Petersburg with the ... Read More »

Pakistan summons U.S. ambassador over Trump's tweet

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Pakistan's defense minister responded angrily Monday to an early-morning tweet by President Donald Trump that accused America's once-close ally of "lies & deceit", countering that the United States had given Pakistan "invective & mistrust" in return. Read More »

National Medical Commission Bill to to benefit profession: Government

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The strike across the state comes after the IMA on Monday called for a 12-hour shutdown of all private hospitals in the country against the NMC Bill, that was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Dr Bhupendra Shah, president of the IMA Gujarat Branch said that in its present form, the NMC is a pro private management and pro-rich bill that will pave the way for widespread corruption. Read More »

Kim Jong Un warns enemies of 'Nuclear Button'

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Park Soo-hyun, the spokesman for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said the President's office welcomed Kim's comments about the need to improve inter-Korean relations and his wish to send a delegation to the Olympics. Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea at sea is prohibited under United Nations sanctions adopted September 11. However, he also steadfastly declared North Korea a nuclear power. Read More »

Deadly clashes reported in Iran as protests continue

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At least 36 people were killed in 2009, according to an official toll, while the opposition says 72 died. State media began showing some footage of the demonstrations on Sunday, focusing on young men attacking banks and vehicles, an attack on a town hall in Tehran, and images of a man burning the Iranian flag. Read More »