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Strike aircraft to return home

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In a press conference, the Defense Minister told reporters that the decision was made after the Iraqi Government declared final victory over the jihadist group. About 80 percent of the northern Syrian city has been impacted in the fights between the terrorist group and Kurdish-led forces. Payne declared that Australia's contribution is now at a transition point given the success on the battlefield by the Iraqi security forces. Read More »

Khloé Kardashian May Be Due as Early as March 2018

Reality-TV star Kardashian, the youngest of the three Kardashian sisters, followed up on her initial Instagram post with a tweet saying: "I was so nervous to post our announcement but WOWWW I am overwhelmed with the response by you guys!" Erika Jayne also expressed her support in the Instagram comments, as did the Kardashian clan's makeup artist, Hrush Achemyan , in a separate post. Read More »

Congress Passes Temporary Funding, Avoids Shutdown

Virgin Islands was put on hold by the Senate on Thursday amid attacks from both Republicans and Democrats. The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bill to fund the federal government through January 19 and avert agency shutdowns as a Friday midnight deadline neared. Read More »

298 die in rail crashes system could've stopped — APNewsBreak

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Inward- and outward-facing cameras captured video of the accident but were damaged in the crash, so they've been sent to the board's laboratories in Washington, D.C., for data retrieval. Experts say implementing positive train control is complicated. Officials continue to investigate the cause of Monday's derailment. Officials say three people are confirmed dead. Read More »

At least 29 dead in South Korea building inferno

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Moon was briefed on damage situations, ordering officials to focus on follow-up measures to minimize casualties. South Korea's government on Friday began investigating a fire that tore through an eight-floor building and killed 29 people in the central city of Jecheon in the country's deadliest blaze in almost a decade. Read More »

For Christmas, Ohio teachers get wine bottles with student's face on labels

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Taking to Twitter, DJ Sommer's explained that his parent's usually give his younger sibling's teachers something like candles or flowers to thank them for their hard work. It has been liked 35,000 times and retweeted more than 5,000 times since it was posted on December 18. Other fans praised the bottle labels, while also relating to the OH couple's hilarious thoughts on parenthood. Read More »

Snow Should Wrap Up Thursday Night

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Friday for St. Lawrence County and ends at 4 a.m. Saturday . To the south, in places like Dunkirk and Angola, some freezing rain is expected in the early morning but precipitation should change over to all rain by mid-morning. Shoreline areas will likely be dealing with mixed precipiation. As the morning goes on, that snow band will continue to move to the east and weaken. Then a coastal storm just might deliver us a Christmas miracle. Read More »

Trump administration OKs sale of lethal arms to Ukraine

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on Facebook that Mr Yezhov was "an official in the government's secretariat who was working in the interests of the enemy state [Russia] for a long time". He also previously worked for Ukraine's Slovenia embassy and ex-president Viktor Yanukovych , who was ousted in the Ukrainian revolution of 2014, amid allegations of political corruption. Read More »

Jairam Thakur assures Himachal of development

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The BJP wrested power from the Congress, winning close to two third majority with 44 seats in the 68-member Assembly. In an ironic twist to the tale, Prem Kumar Dhumal , the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Himachal Pradesh lost his seat. Read More »

Catalan separatists seen in position to keep majority in election

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Catalonia's deposed President has said a de facto vote on independence is a chance for the region to "return to normality". Catalan separatist parties are on track to win most seats in the new regional parliament, setting the stage for more confrontation with Spain's Government, the BBC News reported on Friday. Read More »

'North Korea will certainly come up': Tillerson makes first Canadian visit

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They say the meeting will take place in Vancouver. North Korea declared Tuesday it will not "budge an inch" in its pursuit of stronger nuclear weapons, the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported . 11, 2017. In early September, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date and has since threatened to hold a seventh test over the Pacific Ocean, a move that could pose a huge threat to shipping and aircraft. Read More »

Disney's Hall of Presidents Is Trying to Make Trump Look Bad

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Even former Presidents Obama and Kennedy - who are both objectively handsome - look like Madame Tussauds' rejects. Of course, some people did some audio edits, laying some different Trump speeches over the Robo-Trump. However, the date was postponed, giving way to rumors that a speaking role would not be given to Trump's animatronic, Business Insider reported. "They added Trump to the Hall of Presidents ". Read More »

Salman Khan tops Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

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Here's more about the most valued celebrity brand endorsers, their value and how their ranking in 2017 compares to that in 2016. It also observed that millennials now endorse 64 percent of the total brands endorsed by the top 15 celebrities and constitute 63 percent of the total brand value. Read More »

Cornyn Says Tax Bill Mandate Repeal Makes Obamacare 'Unworkable'

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Despite all that, more than 1 million new customers signed up last week, ahead of a December 15 deadline for HealthCare.gov. The tax reform bill doesn't outright repeal the law . It also didn't get a deadline extension like in prior years. But the tax bill does eliminate the law's contentious individual mandate, which imposes a tax on people who do not carry coverage. Read More »

Newborn missing since mother's fatal stabbing found safe, police say

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Two days later, Houston police announced that the baby had been found safe, but the details surrounding her disappearance have only gotten more disturbing. Miranda-Alvarez went peacefully with law enforcement officers, and charges were filed. The child was hospitalized and is now with Child Protective Services. Read More »

Boeing unveils giant tanker drone for US Navy's 'Stingray' competition

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Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. "Our expertise gives us confidence in our approach". Boeing said the drone will be "changing future air power". and Northrop Grumman Corp. Lockheed Martin is also expected to submit a proposal, along with General Atomics , which revealed artist concepts of its tanker drone design in October. Read More »

Nine foreigners among 19 injured in Melbourne vehicle attack

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The driver of a vehicle driven at pedestrians in Melbourne injuring more than a dozen people, including an Irish citizen, attributed his actions to the "treatment of Muslims", police said. It would have been crowded with commuters and shoppers making their final purchases in the days before Christmas. Two others were treated at the scene. Read More »

UN Security Council to vote on new sanctions against North Korea

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Four ships were designated for carrying coal from North Korea by the council's North Korea sanctions committee in October. The Security Council has slapped export bans on coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood, restricted joint ventures and blacklisted a number of North Korean companies in response to Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests. Read More »

Almost 9M Sign up For ObamaCare, Health Officer Says

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers healthcare.gov, then announced a special enrollment period giving Floridians extra time to buy insurance. "So that seems to indicate that people are still very interested in getting health insurance". Obamacare enrollment through federal websites reached 8.8 million this year, the Trump administration said on Thursday, just shy of the number who signed up in 2016 when the enrollment period was twice as long. Read More »

Bihar: Five labourers killed, several injured in boiler blast in sugar factory

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Police said three of those killed had been identified as Arjun Kumar Kushwaha, Kripa Yadav and Mohammad Shahsuddin, said police. He said the mob also attacked Ali's house and set on fire four vehicles parked there. "Perhaps, lack of proper maintenance and inspection was the reason behind the incident". Taking note of the incident, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a high level probe into it and announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the victims families. Read More »

US VP makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

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In August, Trump unveiled a new strategy for victory in the 16-year-old Afghanistan war and occupation. Vice President Mike Pence is telling Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the U.S.is "here to see this through " as they discuss President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy during a surprise visit by the vice president. Read More »

Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Ask FBI About Uranium One

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Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, had repeatedly requested that Sessions appoint a special counsel to investigate the FBI and Clinton's philanthropic Clinton Foundation, according to The Washington Post. Russia's nuclear energy agency Rosatom acquired the controlling stake in Uranium One in 2010. Deal gave Russian Federation control over a Canadian company mining uranium in US. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Priyank Sharma Fights With Hina Khan For Vikas Gupta

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Hina and Vikas got into a spat during a captaincy task called the Bigg Boss poultry farm. In the video uploaded by Colors' Twitter handle, it is shown that while playing the game, they end up falling togather and Hina accuses Vikas of getting physical while performing the captaincy task. Read More »

World Chess Championship is going to be the sexiest in history

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Top chess players and the public have taken to social media to mock the design. A number of other greats from the world of chess, like Australian and British grandmasters David Smerdon and Nigel Short, also slammed the logo. Well, it wasn't. But the nerds are back this year, and they're not what you think anymore. One of the criticisms is that the logo's chess board isn't correct, since it has squares in a pattern of 6x6 instead of 8x8, which doesn't accurately represent a chess board. Read More »

First images of Virat, Anushka from Delhi reception

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Newly weds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at their Delhi reception Thursday night. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are all set to host the grand reception on Thursday in Delhi. Anushka was spotted in an electric blue suit while Virat was wearing a black churidar kurta . After the Delhi reception, Anushka and Virat will fly to Mumbai for another reception. Read More »

Congress Backs Down From Terrible Surveillance Bill; Running Out Of Time

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USA intelligence chiefs say the program is vital to national defense and any lapse in its renewal would compromise the government's ability to surveil terrorists, malicious cyber actors, and other intelligence targets overseas. The allegation, for which Nunes has been unable to produce proof, is widely considered a transparent attempt to-somehow-justify President Donald Trump's false claim that his private office was bugged. Read More »

Twitter Adds Support For Two-Factor Authentication Via Third-Party Apps

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Besides, the app will keep the layer of security in place even if the user loses access to their phone or changes their number. Rather than just needing a username and a password to get access to an account , 2FA approaches require a second password that is randomly generated by a secondary device or a service like SMS . Read More »

Astana holding 8th round of talks on Syrian settlement

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The Russian delegation is headed by Russian Special Presidential Representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev , the Turkish delegation by Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Sedat Onal and the Iranian delegation by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari . Read More »

Driver Crashes Into Pedestrians In Australia, Injuring At Least 19

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Police did not immediately say whether the driver had acted deliberately. The four listed in critical condition are believed to include a preschool-aged child, Australian media reported. "Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims & the emergency & health workers who are treating them", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a post on his official Twitter account. Read More »

Salvation Army hosts Christmas Eve brunch for homeless population

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The number of people seeking help has been about the same this year as last year, he said, and no one has been turned away. According to the Salvation Army, after two days of handing out gifts, they are running very low on presents. The Salvation Army of Fond du Lac recently teamed up with Feeding America and Alliant Energy to hand out a semi load of food to people in Fond du Lac. Read More »