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Four people seriously injured by Israeli fire at Gaza border

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The previous such announcement was on October 30, when Israel blew up a tunnel dug by Islamic Jihad. A third projectile hit an open area in southern Israel. The army did not say when the crossings would reopen. According to other sources, Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani has urged Hamas to fire rockets at Israel. Read More »

Facing Lawmakers, DAG Rosenstein Goes to Bat for Mueller

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Some Republicans are calling for the appointment of a second special counsel following the release of anti-Trump texts written by an FBI agent before his removal from the special counsel's investigation. The texts seen by the AP began in the summer of 2015, soon after the FBI launched its email server investigation, and continued over the next year and a half as the presidential race was in full swing and as Trump and Clinton were looking to defeat their primary challengers and head toward the ... Read More »

USA broadside leaves WTO meeting in tatters

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Trade ministers from 164 countries looked set to conclude their biennial World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Argentina without having reached a single agreement on Wednesday, still smarting from stinging criticism of the trade body voiced by U.S. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to Permit Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

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Saudi Arabia is undergoing a major economic shift known as Vision 2030 that is meant to move the country's economy away from its dependence on oil and reduce its almost $80 billion deficit. Many involved in the country's film community praised the decision. Saudi women attend a rare cinema screening at a film festival in Riyadh in October 2017. Read More »

Cold Air Swings in With Biting Wind Chill

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A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. It's brutally cold outside Wednesday morning in the Northeast, with winds gusting close to 40 miles per hour from Washington, D.C.to Boston, producing wind chills in the single digits and teens. Read More »

Four-month-old baby stabbed in Toronto's west end

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Another victim, a man, suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. A woman was apprehended a short time after police arrived, and was subsequently taken to hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. It appears the baby was also assaulted, according to Const. David Hopkinson of Toronto police. She had also suffered "very serious" injuries and will require medical attention before she's taken into custody, Hopkinson said. Read More »

Explosion Reported Near Times Square

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Akayed Ullah set off a crudely made pipe bomb during rush hour on the NY subway on Monday. There were four people injured in the attack, including Ullah, but no fatalities have been reported. President Trump "has been briefed on the explosion in New York City ", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said via a tweet Monday morning. Like Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek immigrant who allegedly used a rented ute to fatally mow down eight people in NY in October, Ullah was "disgruntled", Cuomo ... Read More »

Philippine lawmakers approve 1-yr extension of martial law in south

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In July, Congress extended the declaration until December 31 at Duterte's request to give troops more time to defeat the militants. Under the Constitution, the Congress, voting jointly, has the sole power to extend martial law. The presidential palace welcomed the vote in Congress. Roque appealed to the public to "stand behind the Administration and rally behind our defenders to quell the continuing rebellion in Mindanao". Read More »

Bible talk with Jake Tapper leaves Roy Moore's spokesman speechless

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In a tense 10-minute interview, the host pressed Crockett to explain some of Moore's reactionary views, including his belief that Muslims shouldn't be allowed to serve in Congress. "Oh no, I swore on the Bible, Crockett responded". " You can swear on anything". Things went off the rails when Crockett falsely claimed there is a legal obligation to swear on a Bible during an oath of office. Read More »

Gujarat results will be zabardast: Rahul

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The Congress hopes a round of state elections offers the party, and Gandhi, a shot at revival ahead of the next national elections, due in 2019. "Didn't you notice my visit to Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand?" On repeated accusation of Modi on him and the Congress, Rahul said he wouldn't make any derogatory comment on the PM or the BJP. Read More »

Former Facebook Exec: Social Media Destroying Society

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He recommended students to take a break from social media. Now, those "short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops" that Facebook created in its users' minds " are destroying how society works ", according to Palihapitiya. Palihapitiya says social media addiction and its dark effects are not limited to any particular country and that it is rather a global problem. He had particularly harsh words for tools such as Facebook's "Like" button, saying that social media was leaving users "vacant ... Read More »

Energy prices drive USA wholesale inflation to 5-year record high

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Inflation has moderated for much of this year, leading to concern among some Fed officials that the factors holding back price pressures could prove more persistent. "The lack of a sustained pickup in core CPI does make the Fed deliberations about the pace of monetary policy tightening next year more complicated", said Kathy Bostjancic, head of US macro investor services at Oxford Economics in NY. Read More »

Dayton names Tina Smith to replace Sen. Al Franken

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She has been a more visible lieutenant governor than her predecessors. Al Franken's seat until the November election, and she will run in that election to complete the final two years of Franken's term, a Democratic operative told The Associated Press Wednesday. Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Newman to resign from Trump administration

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Reality TV star turned political operative Manigault is to leave the White House, officials said, the latest departure as Donald Trump's administration turns one year old. But it was her social life that more often grabbed headlines. Omarosa was one of his highest profile African-American, female supporters and one of the few black women in Trump's West Wing. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Why is Hiten Tejwani dressed up as Arshi Khan?

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As a part of the task Hina Khan, Priyank Sharma , Hiten Tejwani and Akash Dadlani were the robots in the lab and Vikas Gupta , Puneesh Sharma, Luv Tyagi and Arshi Khan as "karamcharis" had to evoke emotions in them. She questions him and asks him whom she has manipulated till date. "She does this always". He called Hina a liar and also ridiculed her for hiding her age. Read More »

ISP trooper shot during traffic stop in southern Indiana

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Trooper Kays was then able to get back to his police vehicle and chase Kays a short distance, but Kays escaped. Police said Kays was able to drive to his home where he was later taken into custody. "He was shot last night in Jeffersonville". State police say Trooper Morgenn Evans stopped a pickup truck driven by Oscar Kays on Tuesday evening in Jeffersonville. Read More »

Iran's Revolutionary Guards offer support to Palestinians

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Almost all members of the worldwide community, even U.S. allies in Europe and other regions, denounced the move that could crush their hopes for the so-called "two-state solution" to the seven-decade conflict in Palestine. The OIC is the second-largest inter-governmental body after the United Nations, and its 57 member states spread over four continents. Rouhani described the declaration a "plot against Palestine and the Muslim world" that can be thwarted with a united reaction from Muslims, ... Read More »

SA's Zuma abused judicial process with watchdog report challenge, says court

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Earlier this year, Zuma filed an application with the High Court to have Madonsela's report reviewed and set aside. President Jacob Zuma was today not only saddled with personally paying legal costs amounting to millions of rands, but was given 30 days to appoint a commission of inquiry into state capture, headed by a judge selected by the chief justice. Read More »

11-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Michigan Police

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All three were released once police identified them. Police went a family's Grand Rapids home on December 6 looking for the girl's aunt, who was suspected of stabbing another relative. Authorities handcuffed Hodges before patting her down and placing her in the back of a cop vehicle for around ten minutes, according to WZMM13. "This little girl, Honestie, she was clearly terrified", Grand Rapids Mayor Mayor Rosalynn Bliss said, mlive.com reports. Read More »

United States helicopter window drops on a school in Okinawa

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The US government wants to move Futenma, the largest Marine base in Okinawa, to a more remote location on the island. "This is not something that should happen as it stirs concerns among school officials and the people in the prefecture", Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference in Tokyo , adding that there have been no reports of major damage so far. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi takes helm of India's Congress party

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Rahul listed issues - corruption charges against Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, plight of farmers, atrocities on Dalits, etc, - and wondered why the PM never spoke a word about them. "We will continue to receive the guidance of Sonia Gandhi", Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken said. "Present Government's irrational economic policies have damaged Gujarat". Read More »

Udumalpet Honour Killing: Six out of eight convicts get double-death sentence

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The footage from a CCTV near the Udumalpet bus stand which captured that murder helped the police nab the culprits. Kausalya's father Chinnasamy and the five men who carried out the attack have been given death sentence. Hope Kausalya's efforts and Shankar's sacrifice do not go in vain. The death convicts include the father-in-law of the young victim. Chinnasamy, Annalakshmi and Pandithurai were among those detained under the Goondas Act. Read More »

United Nations official: NKoreans say it is important to prevent war

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The stifling sanctions are controlling the global bank transfers that "have caused a slowdown in United Nations ground operations, affecting the delivery of food rations, health kits, and other humanitarian aid", he said in a statement, adding that the council should conduct an assessment of the human rights impact of sanctions, urging it to take action. Read More »

Moscow urges restraint in Israeli-Palestinian conflict after Trump's Jerusalem move

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The US decision has sparked protests and clashes in Palestinian territories as well as in many Muslim-majority countries around the world, including Malaysia and Indonesia. A security guard was stabbed in central Jerusalem on Sunday in what police described as a terror attack. Trump's announcement raised fears that a new wave of violence would erupt in its wake. Read More »

Violence flares at protest close to US Embassy in Lebanon

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The status of Jerusalem is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. "I am calling on men, women, young and old, the southern suburbs, Beirut and all those who wish to join in from across Lebanon", Nasrallah said, also inviting residents of Lebanon's 12 Palestinian refugee camps. Read More »

Wreaths Across America Ceremony Held in Dover

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Spectators, including members of American Legion Post 185 in Sandy Point, watch the Wreaths Across American caravan December 10 from the Stockton Springs overpass spanning Route 1. Lincolnville - Until you see it in person, it is hard to comprehend the scope of the massive convoy of escort police vehicles, vans, buses and tractor-trailer trucks that make up Wreaths Across America. Read More »

Unitech case: Apex court stays NCLT order

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The Bench, also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud , wished to know whether the NCLT proceedings would hamper implementation of its order. However, the Centre approached the NCLT which passed the interim order allowing the takeover by the Centre without issuing notice to the firm or its directors, claimed Rohtagi. Read More »