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North Korea Testing Anthrax as Payload in its ICBMs

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According to Newsweek, Anthrax contaminates the body when spores enter it, multiplying and spreading an illness that could be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the deadly infection-causing bacteria would be one of the biological agents most likely to be used in case of a bioterrorist attack. Read More »

More Confederate Statues Removed 'Under the Cover of Darkness'

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After years of disputes over what to do with the controversial statues, the city took an unconventional route that critics said was illegal. Doug Jones, the attorney for the group, told the paper that the statues' removal "bordered on anarchy" and that Greenspace - the nonprofit that bought the parks where the statues sat from the city for $1,000 each - is a "sham" that "ripped off" taxpayers by creating "this silly company to sign this bogus contract, and it's all illegal". Read More »

Authorities identify Texas boy, 6, killed by stray shot in deputy shooting

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Suarez said he expects extra counselors will be on hand when classes resume in early January. The female suspect was shot multiple times and died at the scene. There was no weapon found with the woman at the scene, and she doesn't appear to be armed, Salazar said. A 6-year-old boy also lost his life in the incident after being shot in the abdomen at the mobile home park in Schertz Thursday afternoon. Read More »

Christmas Day terror plot for San Francisco's Pier 39 stopped by Federal Bureau of Investigation

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He allegedly also professed support for the October 31 terror attack in New York City that killed eight people, and one on December 2, 2015 that killed 14 people in San Bernardino. When asked what kind of a weapon he would need, Jameson stated he would prefer an assault rifle, the documents say. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents conducted a search warrant on Wednesday at a residence in Modesto and found a note signed by Abdallah Abu Everitt Ibn Gordon Al-Amriki, dated December 16, which ... Read More »

Va. mom, son killed in Mexican bus crash, family says

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She said the girls saw their mother at the crash scene with a sheet over her body, but they didn't understand that it meant she died until a cruise line employee told them the news yesterday afternoon. It was traveling from the coastal village of Mahahual to the Mayan archaeological site Chacchoben, the public security office said. The bus carried 31 passengers, according to a statement from government officials in Quintana Roo. Read More »

Elderly couple stopped with 60 pounds of weed 'for Christmas presents'

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York County, Nebraska sheriff's deputies stopped the couple on Tuesday after observing the Jirons' vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Tacoma, failing to signal a turn and driving left of the center lane, according to a police report . During the stop, police say, they noticed the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. While being questioned, the couple told deputies they were headed to Vermont, and "the marijuana was for Christmas presents", according to a police report. Read More »

Woman Set On Fire In Public By Stalker, Dies In Hospital

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Last month a young woman was burnt alive by her stalker in neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. The incident took place in full public view under Lalaguda police station limit of the city. Rani, who had suffered over 60 percent burns, alleged Karthik of harassment. After she turned down his offers to take her out, Karthik chose to murder her. Read More »

Birmingham confirmed as Commonwealth Games 2022 host

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Martin added: "The vast majority of the Games venues are in place, and with extensive experience in the United Kingdom of hosting successful major events - including Manchester 2002, London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 - the CGF looks forward to a truly spectacular Games that delivers not only for the 2.4 billion citizens across the Commonwealth but the wider world, too". Read More »

State employment reaches historic high

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The report's preliminary estimates showed the state's labor participation rate rise to 63.3 percent, compared to the national average of 62.7 percent. Over the past 12 months, CT has grown 5,000 jobs. That's up from 18,700 jobs in October. It is the 26th consecutive month that the unemployment rate has been below 4 percent. Read More »

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in and as Thackeray - See poster

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The video ends with the introduction of Nawazuddin taking up the stage as Bal Thackeray to address a rally. "I have got the opportunity to play the role of great personality like him, I think any actor would have agreed to play his role". Read More »

Rahul Gandhi to hold first CWC meet after being President today

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Speaking to the media after chairing the meet, Rahul shared his thoughts on 2g scam verdict as well as the recent Gujarat elections which saw a close fight between the BJP and the Congress, though the former emerged victorious. The newly elected BJP president further said, "Whatever you talk about, be it 2G or whether you look at the Modi model or promise of Rs 15 lakhs in every bank account or demonetisation ...." He also questioned PM's silence on Rafale deal. Read More »

Naval mystery SOLVED: Investigators find legendary WW1 submarine after 103 years

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It was the first Allied submarine loss in World War I. "The boat and her crew, who've been on eternal patrol since 1914. have now been found", said Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne in a statement. The Australian Navy announced on Thursday the discovery of a wreck they identified as the submarine, the AE1. Many believed that the sub would be lost forever, but just this week an expedition discovered the wreck nearly a thousand feet below the ocean's surface. Read More »

NSA Ajit Doval meets Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi for border talks

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The National Security Adviser and the Special Representative of India Ajit Doval participated in the talks with the Special Representative of China Yang Jiechi on the Boundary Question. The talks were positive and focussed on bringing out the full potential of the Closer Developmental Partnership between the two countries. The Doklam standoff began on June 16 over PLA's plans to build a road in an area claimed by Bhutan after the Indian troops intervened to stop it as it posed a ... Read More »

Rome's 'Mangy' Christmas Tree Has Already Been Declared Dead

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Officials told the publication the tree was completely rootless due to the disproportionate costs it would require to transport it with the roots, though they mentioned this is common practice and would not necessarily point to the tree's withering appearance. Read More »

Tesla Semi Orders Continue to Grow

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The company unveiled its new electric semi-tractor-trailer November 16 near its design center in Hawthorne, California. UPS has provided data to Tesla on how their current fleet of trucks perform on their real-world routes in order to evaluate how the Semi will perform in the company's fleet. Read More »

USA citizens among 12 killed in bus crash in Mexico

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Mary's Catholic Church in Athens. "We are working with local authorities to determine if there were USA citizens on board", the agency wrote on Twitter . By Wednesday afternoon, only four tourists - one Brazilian and three Americans - remained in local hospitals, the state prosecutor's office said. "Consular officials in Ottawa and in Playa del Carmen, Mexico are in contact with affected Canadian citizens as well as family members and are providing consular assistance as required", ... Read More »

British passports to return to "iconic" blue after Brexit

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The new blue and gold design - a return to the colours Britain used for decades following its adoption in 1921 - will be issued from October 2019, when a new contract for passport provision begins. First introduced during the reign of Henry V in the form of a "safe conduct", passports were granted from at least 1540. The embossed words "European Union" at the top of the front cover will be removed, along with the same words (and translations into Welsh and Gaelic) on the first proper page. Read More »

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 »