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Philippines storm kills over 100

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But Mindanao, home to 20 million people, is rarely hit. Mayor Bong Edding of Zamboanga del Norte province's Sibuco town told The Associated Press a search-and-rescue operation was ongoing after more than 30 people were swept away by flash floods in the fishing village of Anungan. Read More »

Apple Faces Lawsuits Over Slowed iPhones

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Poole wrote that he believed Apple made a decision to limit the phones' performance when battery condition declined. Bogdanovich believes that Apple intentionally slowed down older iPhones in order to force people to upgrade, though Apple has said this isn't the reason. Read More »

Finance Bromance: Irish Men Marry to Avoid Tax Hit

The pair have known each other for 30 years and now live together, with Mr O'Sullivan acting as Mr Murphy's unpaid carer. 85 year old Matt said that Michael, who is also his carer, was "his best friend". "Then one night he (Murphy) turned around and said it to me and I said I would marry him". The younger man acknowledged that Ireland's LGBT community made the move possible. Read More »

Trump tweets target Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director after reports of retirement plans

The president repeated false statements about McCabe's wife and donations she received during a 2015 campaign for Virginia state senate. "Wow, 'FBI lawyer James Baker reassigned, ' according to @FoxNews", Trump tweeted . The report comes after McCabe's testimony in front of congressional committees this week, as well as mounting GOP criticisms of him in the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

'They never return to their huts' - Trump mocks Nigerians in US

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Mr Trump was said to have made the comments during the meeting with senior staff in June, at which he is said to have complained too many were receiving visas. But legal immigration has also become a target, as Trump's reported remarks demonstrate. But White House has denied it as another fake news from the respected newspaper. Read More »

Snow tonight south and Sunday north

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The changeover from rain to snow will occur quicker in Northwest Benton county, Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri, which will lead to higher accumulations of snow on grassy and elevated surfaces . Snow tonight is expected to change to a wintry mix that includes freezing rain on Friday morning, the Weather Service said. Northerly winds on the back-side of the departing low pressure could cause additional lake-enhanced snowfall in southernmost Cook County and Will County in IL as well ... Read More »

Palestinians Use 'Christmas Message' To Promise No Peace Deal With US

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The invitation came shortly following a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul where Abbas announced that he would no longer accept the U.S. Alluding to the fact that Trump's recognition was a fulfillment of a campaign promise which was particularly important to his evangelical Christian supporters, Abbas called upon "world Christians to listen to the true voices of the indigenous Christians from the Holy Land". Read More »

Feds, State, Local Authorities Investigate Harrisburg Shooting Spree

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Friday, striking his vehicle several times and sending one shot "that went very close to hitting him", Marsico said . There's "no doubt" a gunman who fired at police in several locations in the state capital, wounding one of them before they shot and killed him, was targeting police officers, a prosecutor said. Read More »

Kasich signs OH law banning abortions for Down syndrome

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District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, who said in her decision that the "United States Supreme Court has stated in categorical terms that a state may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability". Read More »

Vijay Rupani to Swear-in as Gujarat Chief Minister on December 26

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Post the high-stakes polls which saw BJP retaining power in Gujarat for straight sixth term, there was speculation that party might enforce a change in leadership in wake of BJP's tally slipping below 100 since 1995 while a resurgent Congress improved its tally to 77, the best ever since 1985 elections. Read More »

Unemployment rates in Alabama hit record lows

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Unemployment rates have dropped to record lows in five states, including the "yellow hammer" state of Alabama. While the November statewide rate increased 0.1 percent from the previous month, unemployment in Tennessee remains historically low. Read More »

Tropical storm leaves more than 100 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines

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Tembin is the Philippines' second deadly tropical storm this month. The Philippines is pummeled by 20 major storms each year on average, many of them deadly. Police also reported dozens more deaths in the mountain village of Dalama near Tubod town. Emergency workers, soldiers, police and volunteers were being mobilized to search for survivors, clear debris, and restore power and communications. Read More »

Top FBI Official Backs Up Comey's Claim That Trump Requested Loyalty Pledge

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Strzok was removed from Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller's team after the emails were discovered. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told congressional investigators this week fired Director James Comey had told him President Donald Trump had asked for his loyalty before his dismissed him in May, CNN reported Thursday . Read More »

'3 Army soldiers killed at Keri along LoC'

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Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh were fearless and honest soldiers, an army release said, adding that the nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty. Read More »

Setback for RJD, Lalu Yadav found guilty in fodder scam case

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A former state Minister, Singh has termed the Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) as "tota" (parrot) and robot, controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP )-led central government. Eleven of them died during the course of the trial, and three turned CBI approvers while two other accused confessed to their crime and were convicted in 2006-07, he added. Read More »

Saudi 'intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh'

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Condemning yet another missile attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels, Pakistan says it stands with Riyadh in an event of any threat to the country. "We could hold the IRGC (Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) accountable for its violations of numerous Security Council resolutions". Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the country was "brave enough to announce such actions and policies" in Yemen if there were any. Read More »

Separatists declare victory in essential Catalonia regional…

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By risking a parliamentary election in the region, Rajoy appears to have made the same mistake that leaders including Greece's Alexis Tsipras, Britain's David Cameron and Italy's Matteo Renzi have made in recent years: betting that voters would resolve their troublesome domestic conundrums for them. Read More »

Recent Analysts Ratings Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN)

It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500. Winch Advisory Services Llc decreased its stake in Patterson ( PTEN ) by 99.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Caxton Associates Lp has invested 0.41% in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN ). Moreover, Buckingham Mngmt has 1.16% invested in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. Read More »

US unlocks key to Afghanistan conflict: Air strikes as antidote to Taliban

Pence said he hoped his presence there was tangible evidence that the United States was "here to see this through". As the President said, America's enemies must never know our plans. But the trip to Afghanistan secretly remained on Pence's schedule. The expected deployment of hundreds more U.S. Army trainers to Afghanistan early next year could increase the total number of American forces there to almost 16,000, U.S. Read More »

London Zoo on lockdown after fire broke out next to the Meerkats

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No animals or people are said to have been injured in the fire. According to Sky News one aardvark is "unaccounted for" and staff have been treated for smoke inhalation. London Zoo confirmed it was "currently dealing with an incident on site" and said it would "update as quickly as the situation allows". The cause of the fire is under investigation. Read More »

Donald Trump gets to build his wall at Irish golf course

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The Trump family's plan to build a sea wall aimed at protecting their Irish golf resort was approved, the latest twist in a project that had stoked tensions in a tiny village on the Atlantic coast. Still, in an echo of the battles Trump has fought in Scotland, environmentalists fought back. There is a not a lot of opportunity for employment here. Read More »

Trump finally scores a big victory

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Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he had planned to wait for a formal signing event in January, but when he saw the news reports pointing out that he had said he'd sign by Christmas, he said he "immediately" called and said to get the bill ready to sign. Read More »

Fodder scam case verdict today, Lalu Prasad's political future at stake

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Addressing the media, Tejashwi said the entire matter was a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's ( BJP ) half-truths to pull the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lalu down. Lalu and Mishra were convicted by the CBI court in a different fodder scam case which pertained to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.5 crore from the Chaibasa treasury. Read More »

North Korea to the US: We aren't responsible for WannaCry

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A US official on Monday accused North Korea of being behind the WannaCry cyber attack that affected hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries in May. The Lazarus group has also been blamed for the $80m Bangladeshi bank heist , which exploited the SWIFT bank messaging system, and 2014's Sony Pictures hack . Read More »

Jeff Sessions Orders Review of Obama Program After Hezbollah Report

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This was done to smooth the path forward for the disastrous Iran deal, in which U.S. taxpayers gave hundreds of millions in unmarked bills and untraceable gold to the Iranian regime - the world's foremost funder of global terrorism. During his service as USA attorney general under president Obama Eric Holder ordered an inquiry into the alleged abuse and death of prisoners held by the Central Intelligence Agency as part of the war-on-terror under the Bush administration. Read More »

27 killed in bus accident in northern India

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As many as 32 people are feared dead and several injured in a bus accident in Rajasthan. According to Subhash Mishra, Complaint Officer, 26 bodies were recovered. The passengers travelling in the 40-seater bus hailed from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The passengers were coming from Lalsot in Dausa to visit Ramdevra. Read More »

Almost 90 dead, dozens missing in Philippine mudslide

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Nineteen deaths were reported near the town of Tubod on Friday on Mindanao, the archipelago nation's second-largest island, where Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed flash floods and mudslides that erased a remote village from the map, police said. Read More »

New Hampshire fire crews headed to California to help with Thomas wildfire

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Firefighters were expected to leave Thursday for Ventura County, California, to help suppress the Thomas Fire in southern and central California, which has grown to 271,000 acres. David Zaniboni was awed by the speed of its growth. "I believe we've done it so well that we're now getting the test", Childers said. Some multi-million dollar homes in Santa Barbara County have fallen victim to the blaze. Read More »

Amber Alert Cancelled: Missing WV Girl Found Safe

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According to the alert, Hall was abducted at a Super 8 Motel in Lewisburg. We're told Hall is safe tonight. This is still a developing story. Police said on Wednesday that Nicole Lynn Hall, 14, could be with Christopher Rider, 27, and Charles Krafft, 21, heading towards California or Florida in a silver colored sedan. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi to chair his 1st CWC meeting as Congress chief today

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Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said: "The people of Gujarat have sent a message to PM Modi that BJP's politics of anger can be defeated by love, a method that Congress had adopted". Throughout Rahul's visit, the Congress president is also planned to talk about the report that would be submitted by the state leaders on the party's sixth consecutive crush in the Gujarat Polls. Read More »

U.S. agrees to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

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The United States says it has chose to provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" to help it "deter further aggression" as it battles Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. "Those types of decisions come from the State Department" on foreign military sales, he said . That alarmed Ukrainian officials, security monitors and Kiev's foreign backers who warned on Wednesday that Moscow's decision could worsen the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Read More »

Apples sold in Aldi stores recalled

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That's because the discount grocery store has voluntarily recalled an assortment of apples over fears of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. To figure out if the apples you bought have been recalled, look for the following lot numbers printed on the bag label and/or bag-closure clip: Fuji: NOI 163, 165, 167, 169, 174; Honeycrisp: NOI 159, 160, 173; Golden Delicious: NOI 168; Gala: NOI 164, 166 on either the product labels and/or bag-closure clip. Read More »