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Pakistan army, Nawaz Sharif likely to reach political deal

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Sharif will be expected to tone down his barbed attacks against the military and in exchange some sort of deal could be in the offing under which Shahbaz Sharif would be given the military's endorsement as the country's next prime minister while Nawaz Sharif would be allowed to retain his position as the president of the ruling PML-N party. Read More »

Battle Over Contested Virginia House Of Delegates Seat Will Drag On

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Simonds has said her attorneys weren't afforded the same opportunity to contest ballots during the final court hearing to certify the recount results. The Virginia Board of Elections said it will pick the winner's name in the Newport News-based 94th District next Thursday, unless a recount court decides to intervene. Read More »

St Petersburg supermarket blast suspect arrested

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Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov would not say what made authorities to disclose the attack an activity of terrorism. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the explosion, according to SITE, a group that monitors IS statements. "What would have happened if those hundreds, thousands ... had come back to us, trained, armed and well-prepared?" he said. Saint Petersburg's subway was targeted by a bomb attack in April that left 15 dead and dozens wounded, claimed by a little-known group ... Read More »

United States said to have negotiated "significant" UN budget cut

The U.N. also claims to have reduced its "bloated management and support functions", and instilled other things like "more discipline and accountability". Haley said there might be further budget cuts in the future. USA ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that the "inefficiency and overspending" of the organization is well-known, and she would not let "the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of". Read More »

Indian troops killed, 3 injured in Pulwama attack

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Heavily armed militants entered the camp at around 2.10 a.m., after hurling grenades and resorting to gunfire. The CRPF official said, "Fidayeen managed to enter Lethpora camp at 0210hrs". The injured were rushed to a hospital and senior CRPF and state police officers reached the CRPF camp. A unit of the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed that called itself the "Afzal Guru squad" claimed the attack. Read More »

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians

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Police have stepped up security measures around churches ahead of Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7, deploying officers outside Christian places of worship and setting up metal detectors at some of the bigger churches. A witness who did not want to give his name said the policeman was killed while he was closing the church gate to stop the gunman getting in. According to Ministry of Interior, three terrorists tried to shoot in church and detonate explosives. Read More »

Downer tip off helped start Russian Federation probe

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Four former and current officials with knowledge of the situation told the Times that Australian officials then informed their USA counterparts, which may have then triggered the July 2016 investigation. Australia passed the information on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the Democratic emails were leaked, according to The Times , which cited four current and former US and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians' role. Read More »

It's Now Official: George Weah Is Liberia's President-Elect

More African leaders are extending congratulations to the newly elected president of Liberia, George Weah . " George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation is 'open and ready for business" and calling on Liberians who live overseas to come home. Read More »

Pence neighbors in Aspen hang 'Make America Gay Again' banner

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The banners were hung by their daughters, and their action had the full support of their parents, Shannon Slade, a girlfriend of one of the daughters, who was also involved in the action, told the Aspen Times . As Indiana governor, he signed into law legislation that gives businesses the ability to discriminate against the LGBT community, according to the Post . Read More »

12 fire crews tackle central Manchester apartments blaze

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The city's fire brigade urged people to stay away from the area and to close their windows and doors if they live nearby. In a statement, the Manchester Fire Department said: 'We're now tackling a fire on the 9th floor of a 12 storey building on Joiner Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Read More »

Soldier Home For The Holidays Died While Saving Lives in Bronx Fire

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A soldier who was home for the holidays died in the fatal Bronx fire on Thursday after he rushed in and out of the apartment building helping to save lives. The door was. I couldn't see the door. I left my cell phone there, I took only my wallet. "I'm relieved I'm alive, but at the same time, it's like, where do I go?" the 40-year-old said. Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attacks in Kabul

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The ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency said the terror group carried out the attack. Officials said that at least two other suicide bombers also used grenades in the attack. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said attack on cultural centers shows "depth of terrorists' hatred towards freedom of speech, awareness and unity among the Afghans". Read More »

IS claims responsibility for St Petersburg blast

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Petersburg. The Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the arrest in a statement carried by Russian news agencies, but did not identify the suspect or provide any details about his motive. In a sign of the severity of the situation, the case was overseen by Russia's National Anti-Terror Committee even though authorities initially opened a probe into attempted murder. Read More »

Classified emails from Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner's laptop

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At least five of the emails found on Abedin's ex-husband's laptop were heavily redacted and marked classified and at "confidential" level, the third more sensitive class the U.S. She had forwarded the emails to a computer she shared with Weiner-with whom she began divorce proceedings in 2016 after it emerged he had engaged in explicit online conversations with a 15-year-old girl. Read More »

Iran marks end of 2009 vote unrest amid new demonstrations

The outbreak of unrest reflects growing discontent over rising prices and alleged corruption, as well as concern about the Islamic Republic's costly involvement in regional conflicts such as those in Syria and Iraq. In social media footage, which could not be authenticated, riot police were seen using water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds. Political protests are rare in Iran - but demonstrations are often held by workers over layoffs or non-payment of salaries and people who hold ... Read More »

Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies at Age 27: Sharpton

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Erica Garner suffered a heart attack and had been hospitalized since the day before Christmas Eve. Protests were organized to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr's birthday and have been ongoing in New York since last year's shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner's chokehold death in Staten Island, New York . Read More »

After Abu Dhabi withdrawal, Djokovic doubt for Australia

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Even if we take away the match he played against Roger Federer for the Andy Murray Live exhibition, which was hardly played at anything like competitive intensity, it took a while for Murray to warm to the task of match-play, going down a double-break to the Spaniard. Read More »

Obama tops Trump as most admired, Gallup poll of Americans finds

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The former president beat Donald Trump for the title with the current Commander in Chief coming in at second place. Obama's 10th year as most admired man makes him second only to former President Dwight D. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Sen. The poll of 1,049 U.S. adults, taken from December 4-11, 2017, had a margin of error of ±4% points. The rest of the list included political figures, British royalty and Beyonce Knowles. Read More »

Hardik Patel says Nitin Patel should join Congress 'with 10 BJP MLAs'

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This was after Patel skipped office on Friday as reports emerged that the deputy chief minister was miffed at being given light portfolios. "Nitin Patel can join us if the BJP is not giving him respect". According to an official close to the development, Patel is ostensibly upset because departments like urban development, petrochemicals and finance that were handled by him in the previous government, have been taken away from him in the new government. Read More »

Arrested in Quadruple Homicide in Troy, NY

Law enforcement sources told the Times Union that the suspects were arrested in Schenectady, New York. "I'm not sure if they're coming for me next". Myers' sister Shakera Symes is still trying to wrap her head around the "savagery" of the murders. Troy is about 10 miles from the state capital, Albany, and about 160 miles north of New York City. Read More »

10 killed in terror attack on Egypt church

The Islamic State has for years sparred with security forces in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency now led by a local affiliate of the extremist Islamic State militant group. Isis also claimed responsibility last week for firing an anti-tank missile at a helicopter at an airport in northern Sinai as the defence and interior ministers were visiting. Read More »

One more held in connection with actress cyber bullying case

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This is not the first time that a prominent figure in the state has come out in support of the young actor. Viciously trolled on online platforms for days, award-winning actor Parvathy TK has filed a police complaint against the cyber bullying after threats of acid attacks and even rape were hurled at her for calling out some dialogues in the Mammootty-starrer 2016 Malayalam movie, Kasaba to be derogatory to women, and "most saddening". Read More »

Possible risks in investing in 'Virtual Currencies', Government issues advisory

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The finance ministry explained that cryptocurrencies are stored in electronic format, making them vulnerable to hacking, loss of password, and virus attack, which may also result in permanent loss of money. Last week, a capital market regulator of India stated it was having discussion with the central bank and the government on regulating cryptocurrencies. Read More »

India to take up Palestine envoys presence in Hafiz Saeeds

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India indeed has a reason to issue a demarche as it and the USA have been pushing Pakistan to take necessary actions against the Saeed - the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief who was released from house arrest a few days ago. Reports suggest that the meeting which took place on Friday in the presence of UN-recognised global terrorist Hafiz Saeed dealt with the matter of pressurising Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to call for an Islamic Summit Conference against the transfer of Israeli capital ... Read More »

DMK opposes talaq Bill, wants it sent to standing committee

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Guwahati: The Assam State Jamiat Ulema on Friday opposed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday and said it was a violation of freedom of religion. It is the big boost for BJP who is supporting the ban on triple talaq when the Supreme Court banned it by 3:2 majority in August. He said the government should have instead passed a bill to empower Muslim women and requested not to introduce the present bill in Rajya Sabha. Read More »

Putin calls St. Petersburg blast a 'terror attack'

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At least 13 people were injured when a homemade bomb detonated in a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain on Wednesday. Putin said he told the chief of Russia's main domestic security agency, the FSB, that agents who encounter resistance from terror suspects should "liquidate bandits on the spot". Read More »

Somebody wrote in Kris Jenner for the Alabama Senate race

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Roy Moore , the Republican nominee who lost Alabama's closely-watched Senate race this month, has filed a last-minute legal complaint alleging "election fraud" and asking the state not to confirm the victory of Democrat Doug Jones . On election night, Moore had pegged his hopes on votes from military serviceman and provisional ballots. Moore served twice as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court but was relieved of his duties on both occasions. Read More »

South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North'

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President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "very disappointed" in China for allegedly selling oil to North Korea, tweeting that the on-again, off-again Trump ally was "caught red handed" allowing oil to be imported by the rogue regime. Read More »

Suspect who pulled knife on Bi-Lo employee arrested say police

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Greenville Boulevard. No money was taken by the suspect. He was described as a thin black male wearing white sneakers, khaki cargo-style trousers, a black hooded sweatshirt and a skeleton-style mask. 11th St. for a report of an armed robbery. Victims told police they were robbed and then the two robbers ran from the apartment. Heavy set Hispanic (or olive complexion) male, wearing muddy construction boots, dark blue trousers, grey hooded sweatshirt and mask. Read More »

Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings Issued

The arctic front arrive by 5pm with much colder temperatures that tumble into the 40's with wind chills in the 30's as we ring in the new year. Higher terrains will be particularly vulnerable to low wind chills. In the Harrisburg area, wind chills of near zero are expected for Thursday morning, with an eventual high of only 20. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for wind chills in the -15 to -25-degree range is in effect from 5AM to 1PM CST Saturday over a good portion of northeast IL. Read More »

Three further weather warnings have been issued for these counties

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Met Eireann have issued two separate status yellow snow-ice warnings. A spokeswoman said: "The coldest temperature we have seen this year is minus 13C in Scotland, and we are likely to see temperatures slightly below that". Forecasters say snow is more likely over the north and west, where it will fall to low levels, before turning to rain towards dawn. Friday will bring foggy and frosty conditions with scattered rain and hail storms with more widespread rain expected by late afternoon. Read More »

Multiple People Shot in Southern California, 2 Dead

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The suspect and a victim are believed to be deceased, the police said. Long Beach police respond to reports of an active shooter on East San Antonio Drive on December 29, 2017 . Police said they received reports of a shooter around 2:25 p.m. Friday. There is video that shows people running from an unmarked building. The shooting reportedly happened at a law firm. Read More »

Prank led to police shooting unarmed Kansas man

Lisa says her son was unarmed and there are no guns in the family's home. Lisa says police told her it was a case of "swatting" where someone makes a false report to police to try to get a SWAT team to respond to an address . More than a dozen Twitter users associated with the gaming community told the local paper that the "swatting" prank occurred following a dispute involving two Call of Duty players . Read More »