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Qatar foreign minister joins GCC peers in Kuwait meeting

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Qatar's foreign minister met his Gulf Arab counterparts on Monday ahead of an annual summit in Kuwait, one of the highest official encounters since some of them cut diplomatic, trade and travel links with Doha six months ago. "It is important that the GCC system remains alive", he added. Earlier, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had refused to participate in any summit which includes Qatar. Read More »

Manafort and Russian Colleague Ghostwrote Editorial, US Says

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These claims are part of Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including whether the Trump campaign helped the Kremlin. "Because Manafort has now taken actions that reflect an intention to violate or circumvent the court's existing orders, at a time one would expect particularly scrupulous adherence, the government submits that the proposed bail package is insufficient", the filing said. Read More »

Cyclone Ockhi: Rajnath speaks Tamil Nadu, Kerala CMs

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According to Skymet Weather, the cyclonic storm is expected to move northwestwards towards Gujarat and Maharashtra before gradually weakening. Chennai: Coast Guard has rescued 198 fishermen and 18 fishing boats belonging from Tamilnadu off the western coast following the devastation caused by cyclone Ockhi . Read More »

No. 2 Oklahoma will face No. 3 Georgia in Rose Bowl

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OU is 8-1 in those games. The Bulldogs are heading to the Rose Bowl for a semi-final playoff game. While Georgia first played football in 1892 and Oklahoma in 1895, this will be the first time the two historic programs will play one another. Read More »

Will Lincoln lose its Toys 'R' Us store?

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Under the CVA process, Toys R Us UK has submitted a plan to its creditors. The firm said it anticipated redundancies among its workforce of 3,200 but did not give a specific number. The large, older stores "are too big and expensive to run in the current retail environment", he said. Mr Knights said the closures had been "a hard decision" but said the company needed to take "strong and decisive action" to try and turn around the business. Read More »

NASA surprises space station crew with ingredients for 1st pizza night

That's a long time to go without one of his favorite foods. Back in 2001, Pizza Hut announced it had delivered pizza to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachov as part of a promotional stunt. So ISS manager Kirk Shireman, made a decision to surprise his crew with the ingredients to make one of the world's most beloved food. Once heated, the astronauts have some fun with their if-we're-honest-not-particularly-tasty-looking pizza by launching them around the space station like frisbees. Read More »

Pentagon Chief Visits Pakistan to Relieve Tensions

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Mattis also met with high-ranking officials from Pakistan's powerful military, including army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Lieutenant-General Naveed Mukhtar, the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency that US officials say has links with Haqqani and Taliban militants. Read More »

50 killed in clashes in Yemen's Sanaa: Medical source

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed by Houthi rebels near the capital, Sanaa, a development expected to have major implications for the war in the Arab world's poorest country. - 2017: Break up of the alliance between Saleh and Huthi rebels, who shoot him dead on December 4 south of Sanaa after he flees the city. The fighting eased in the afternoon as Saleh supporters gained the upper hand, but intermittent gunfire was being heard. Read More »

Trump Urging Hatch to Run Again

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Despite delivering a passionate anti-Trump speech during the primaries, Romney has occasionally praised Trump's work as president. "Romney himself has expressed frustration with the ongoing uncertainty about Hatch's plans, said three Republicans who've spoken with him recently", Politico reported. Read More »

Winter storm possible in Northland on Monday

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Snowfall of 6 to 8 inches - with locally higher amounts - is possible from just north of the Iron Range north toward the Canadian border. Slick bridges and roads are possible during this time, though the NWS doesn't expect any significant accumulations. Read More »

Lakers To Enforce Media Policy Viewed as 'LaVar Ball Rule'

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According to ESPN , any media member seen in the designated area where family and friends wait for players near the locker room corridors will be escorted out. The league rule is that an individual must be credentialed to enter onto the court, but LaVar hasn't done one of those since opening night. And if I was a fiery, outspoken showman like Ball, that would only encourage me to speak out more and criticize the team. Read More »

FCC: "Desperate" net neutrality supporters won't delay vote

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A statement from the FCC chairman even claims that scrapping net neutrality protections is to keep the government from micromanaging the internet. For example, Schneiderman said his office had been contacted by the father of a 13-year-old girl from Rochester, New York, whose name and address had been used to submit a fraudulent comment regarding net neutrality. Read More »

PC Martin Willis who held on to crashed van praises driver

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As the vehicle swayed dangerously in the wind, Willis grabbed onto the underside of the auto and held it steady until West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue arrived. The hapless driver was trapped inside and with every passing truck, the lorry swayed risking the life of the driver. "You'll never know how grateful my partner and I are you should be renamed motorway marvel once again thank you so much." He added: "Your superman cape isn't in this photo though!" "It was a bit frightening but ... Read More »

Supreme Court declines Alabama case involving jury selection

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The Texas high court had initially been reluctant to take the case, but chose to do so under pressure from Republican officials and antigay activists, including the Texas governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. Pidgeon and Hicks contended state law, which at the time barred same-sex marriage, prevented Parker from taking that action. So when gay marriage opponents came out of the woodwork, threatening to vote the all-Republican court off the bench if it didn't reconsider its ... Read More »

Jawan, 2 terrorists killed in encounter in J&K's Kulgam

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A soldier was injured in the militant attack and he was evacuated to military hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment. The killed militants were reportedly involved in the Amarnath yatra attack in Anantnag , which had claimed eight lives. Read More »

Man rescues 2 toddlers from Las Vegas apartment fire

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Authorities said the children were in the living room when the fire started, while their grandfather, who was watching them, was in the back bedroom. KSNV and the Washington Post report that Anival Angulo was walking along a quiet Las Vegas street late Friday morning when he saw smoke coming out of a nearby apartment building. Read More »

Doctors Who Declared Living Baby Dead Sacked

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The hospital authorities in a statement said the inquiry by the expert group was still in process but they have made a decision to terminate the services of two treating doctors, Dr. The father of the twins, Ashish, stated in the FIR that the hospital told him that the foetuses his six-month pregnant wife, Varsha, was carrying had only 10-15 per cent chances of survival. Read More »

American women killed by shark while diving in Costa Rica

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The Telegraph , citing Costa Rican officials reported that the first aid was provided by two park rangers and several doctors who were part of the diving tourism group. It's a awful loss for her friends of which there are many. She challenged herself in the deepest way. "I will always remember her kindness, friendship and our adventures together". Read More »

Thousands gather to protest 'Trump's Monumental Mistake' at Utah State Capitol

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Trump exited the plane with Hatch and was greeted by cheers from a crowd assembled for the arrival. Bears Ears isn't the only monument under attack either. Americans from both parties are eagerly waiting for Trump's announcement. "This should never have happened". Environmental and most tribal groups have condemned the decision and promised to fight it in court, questioning whether the president can rescind a national monument without an act of Congress. Read More »

Time announces Person of the Year finalists, including Trump and Kaepernick

The box-office smash " Wonder Woman " was hailed as a meaningful step forward for the representation of women in media. Trump's is not the only controversial face on the list; Kaepernick won the GQ Citizen of the Year after starting the movement to protest racial inequality and police brutality during the national anthem before NFL games. Read More »

Twins become world's first Bitcoin billionaires

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The Winklevoss twins are best known for their association with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook . The pair made headlines in 2004 when they sued Facebook (and Mark Zuckerberg), alleging the CEO stole their idea to create the popular social media site, an event later dramatized in the film The Social Network . Read More »

Jasprit Bumrah earns maiden India Test call-up ahead of South Africa series

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Now playing a three-test series against Sri Lanka, world number one India will leave for South Africa later this month to play three tests beginning on January 5 in Cape Town. The world number one ranked Test side have plenty of pace options thanks to the return of Pandya and the call up of Bumrah with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also in the 17-man squad. Read More »

Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sit out CSKA Moscow clash

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Serbian midfielder Matic limped off with a muscle problem at Watford last week but started in United's 3-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal on Saturday. "But he's very happy to play tomorrow and to try to keep his momentum because since he was back from injury, he's been phenomenal". The left-back has only played 47 minutes of senior football so far this season, but Mourinho confirmed he will at least be in the squad because he "deserves" an opportunity. Read More »

MP proposes to his boyfriend during Australia same-sex marriage debate

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Earlier in his speech, Mr Wilson recalled when he had first presented Mr Bolger with the rings that the pair have worn on their left hands for seven years. Most gay marriage opponents accept that the Parliament has an overwhelming mandate to make the change. In December 2013, the High Court overturned a law allowing same-sex weddings in the Australian Capital Territory on the grounds that it was in breach of the 1961 Federal Marriage Act. Read More »

Trump endorses Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat despite sex assault allegations

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Before Trump took to Twitter Monday, his tweets about the Senate race in Alabama avoided offering Moore an endorsement and instead focused on bashing Jones. Moore, a 70-year-old Christian conservative with a history of controversy stemming from his tenure on Alabama's supreme court , had been a strong favorite to win the rightwing state's special election on December 12 before the allegations broke. Read More »

Arctic Air to Bring 60mph Winds and Snow Later in the Week

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Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 42 and winds 20 to 25 miles per hour with gusts as high as 36 miles per hour. Highest temperatures of 8C to 10C with light westerly breezes are forecast for today. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high in the upper 30s and a Friday-night low in the mid 20s, the weather service said. Tonight's conditions will remain relatively dry with temperatures dropping to as low as one degree. Read More »

Dead, 6 Hurt After Parking Dispute Outside New York Lounge

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A 23-year-old man from Far Rockaway, one of the men the driver hit with his auto, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, sources said. Officers initially had responded to a 911 call when two individuals stabbed each other at the lounge in Queens at around 4:30 a.m. Read More »

Ockhi cyclone can't be declared as national calamity: Alphons

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A cyclonic bulletin issued by IMD stated: "The very severe cyclonic storm Ockhi that lay centered over Eastcentral and adjoining Southwest Arabian Sea, about 420 km West North West of Amini Divi, 880 km South-Southwest of Mumbai and 1090 km South-Southwest of Surat is very likely to move North-Northwestward during few hours and then recurve North Eastwards during the subsequent 48 hours and weaken gradually". Read More »

Fury over shocking video of teen throwing kitten across a road

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Spots now has a cast on one leg and wrapping on her other front leg with the vet saying irregular blood tests suggests she suffered internal injuries as well. The cat, a stray rescued four months ago, survived the attack but received an injured leg. The abuse, which depicted the suspect throwing the small kitten into the air causing it to land in the street a distance away, was captured on video and shared via social media. Read More »

Cathay Pacific crew saw North Korea missile test

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Cathay said in a statement that it had been in contact with relevant authorities, industry bodies and other airlines about what was seen from Cathay Pacific flight 893, and at the moment there were no plans to change flight routes. He added that a separate Cathay Pacific flight, CX096, "might have been the closest [to the missile test], at a few hundred miles laterally", although there have been no reports from that flight's crew. Read More »

Aggies Heading To Arizona Bowl

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A bowl appearance by New Mexico State (6-6) would be its first since 1960, when it beat Utah State in the Sun Bowl. As for Utah State, it played in five-straight bowl games from 2011-15 and won three-straight bowls from 2012-14, both of which are school records. Read More »

Missing teen found with soccer coach has 'emotional reunion' with family

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Authorities said she apparently sneaked out of her bedroom window and was missing since November 25. "We had a very handsome, wonderful, very emotional reunion with her a little while ago, and we are so thankful to have her back". Law enforcement had been tracking Rodriguez through an ATM withdrawal in St. Mary's Georgia, and by surveillance cameras at SC and North Carolina convenience stores. Read More »

Malta arrests 10 over journalist's killing that shocked world

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Her most explosive reports included allegations that members of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's inner circle benefited from kickbacks. "I have a clear idea of what they did and who they are but I can not give more details at this time", Muscat said this morning, the Times of Malta reported . Read More »