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Mike Pence's visit to Israel postponed indefinitely

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The trip was originally rescheduled last month for mid-January due to the Senate tax reform vote. But Israel's Foreign Ministry said Monday that the visit was no longer on its schedule for January. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to leave on an official trip to India on January 14, and he will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos towards the end of the month. Read More »

Death toll in Iran protests rises to 20

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Organisers appear to have used social media to call for more protests in dozens of towns and cities across the country tonight from 5pm local time (1.30pm United Kingdom time). The towns are all in Iran's central Isfahan province, some 350 kilometres (215 miles) south of Tehran. He said the protests, initially over economic hardship and banking corruption, had grown to a general protest against the regime. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: THESE four contestants nominated for eviction?

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Meanwhile, Hina tells Luv that Vikas tried to save Puneesh by nominating so many contestants but Puneesh is not grateful to him. Luv says Puneesh is a brilliant player and has played his cards very well. In a rather shocking revelation, Bigg Boss adds an unexpected twist and reveals that this wasn't an ordinary task, but was perhaps the nominations process this week. Read More »

Trump's First Tweets of 2018 About Pakistan, Iran

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In 2017, the aid was approximately $473m by all the agencies in terms of disbursements. "US must disengage with Pakistan and its terrorist army, it should stop giving funds to Pakistan, impose a travel ban on them, limit the global reach of Pakistani banks and isolate Pak from worldwide financial system", ANI quoted World Baloch Women Forum (WBWF)'s Naela Quadri Baloch as saying. Read More »

Israeli parliament passes law to tighten control over East Jerusalem

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Many Palestinians do not have Israeli citizenship, holding only permanent resident status in the city, which can be withdrawn any time for different reasons. The decision prompted widespread condemnation and protests in the occupied Palestinian territories and around the world. Earlier this month, Trump formally recognized the contested city as the capital of Israel in a speech at the White House as well as plans to relocate the U.S. Read More »

Possibility of Iran Spring pushes oil prices northwards

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The spread between the benchmarks widened throughout the year, as Brent responded to the drawdown in supply from major world producers while US output continued to grow. Extreme cold weather across much of North America could also boost USA crude prices by causing production problems in the oilfields. Higher crude oil price negatively impacts oil marketing companies as it strains their refining and marketing margins. Read More »

Protester opens fire on police in Iran, kills 1 injures 3

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It says all were shot by hunting rifles. Hundreds of people have been arrested and a prominent judge warned on Tuesday that some could face death penalty trials. The government said it was temporarily restricting access to the Telegram messaging app and Instagram. The level of protests in Iran escalated on Monday after demonstrators ignored President Hassan Rouhani's calls for calm and instead attacked a religious school and offices for the Basij, in the absence of any accurate ... Read More »

United States twins born minutes apart, yet in different years

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That's right, the miracle birth involved the pair of twins - a boy and a girl, arriving on either side of the midnight in California's Delano Regional Medical Center. Maria was originally due on January 27 and then was scheduled for a caesarean on January 10. Maria and her husband, both are farm labourers and parents to three daughters as well. Read More »

LA police arrest 25-year-old as suspect of Kansas swatting death

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Tyler Barriss from South Los Angeles was arrested on a fugitive warrant Friday afternoon for allegedly making the so-called "swatting" call, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The deceased man, who was unarmed, has been identified as 28-year-old Andrew Finch. According to Friday's Wichita police briefing, an officer thought Fitch had reached for his "waistband" and then raised his hand again, potentially carrying a gun and posing a threat which needed to be eliminated. Read More »

Powerball, Mega Millions have $783M up for grabs to start new year

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The Powerball number was 24 and the Power Play multiplier was 2. SiLive will also post the winning numbers. Those are tougher odds thanPowerball, which is a 1 in 292.2 million shot. Mega Millions rolled over to a $343 million jackpot after no one had a winning ticket Friday night, though one Florida lottery player matched five numbers to collect a $1 million prize. Read More »

Dispatch: Iranian protesters defy authorities to voice differing demands for change

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Two others, included a teenage boy, were run down and killed by a fire engine stolen by protesters in the western town of Dorud, the state broadcaster said, bringing the total death toll in four days of protests to 12. " Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime's corruption & its squandering of the nation's wealth to fund terrorism overseas. Read More »

German MP's anti-Muslim tweets spark account suspension, outcry

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Under Germany's new hate speech laws , von Storch may could face charges of incitement to hatred. If prosecutors deem there is sufficient grounds to launch an official criminal investigation against von Storch, they would first have to ask parliament to suspend her immunity before proceeding with a case. Read More »

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Dangerously cold temperatures continue

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There were a few snow flurries but no accumulation. WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Low 39. North wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 15 miles per hour. West wind around 5 miles per hour. Thursday , isolated snow showers. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 miles per hour. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 24. Read More »

16 injured in huge fire in the Bronx

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Flames spread through the four-story building and through the roof. She was getting ready for work when she smelled smoke. About two dozen fire trucks were at the scene as a half-dozen ladder trucks worked on the flames. Some residents displaced by last week's massive apartment building fire in the Bronx are being allowed back in to gather their belongings. Excluding the September 11 attacks, it was the deadliest fire in the city since 87 people were killed during a social club fire in the ... Read More »

Iranian people 'will respond to rioters and lawbreakers': Rouhani

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Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has also praised the protesters and criticised Europe for not supporting the Iranian people. "Those who damage public property, disrupt order and break the law must be responsible for their behaviour and pay the price", Interior Minister Abdolrahman Rahmani Fazli said on state television. Read More »

South Korea offers border talks with North Korea

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Kim Jong Un Monday repeated claims that he could hit the USA with a nuclear weapon, saying that its deterrent is "irreversible" and would prevent President Donald Trump from starting a war. He said the two sides should "urgently meet to discuss the possibility". After a year dominated by fiery rhetoric and escalating tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, the North Korean leader used his televised New Year's Day speech to declare his country "a peace-loving and responsible ... Read More »

Seven Injured After Box Truck Crashes Into Vehicle, Pedestrians in SF

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According to reports, the incident happened when the driver of the truck tried to make an illegal left turn at a busy intersection at the corner of 21st Ave and Geary Boulevard. A family of five was in the vehicle. Four paramedic units are on-scene, along with a fire truck. The five suffered minor injuries, and they range in age from pre-teen to adult. Read More »

White House Urges World-Wide Support for Iran Protesters

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The clashes were sparked off as protesters tried to steal guns, according to reports. About 100 people were detained overnight in the region where most of the unrest was occurring, near the central city of Isfahan, according to state TV. The protests, led by young people, are being held against the backdrop of moderate President Hassan Rouhani's failure to bring more political change and economic opportunity. Read More »

Day after clashes in Pune, tension grips parts of Mumbai

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All other services on Central Railway running normally. Individuals with saffron flags reportedly pelted stones at cars going towards the village reported Scroll.in . Thousands of Dalits had on Monday paid tributes at the Bhima-Koregaon Victory Pillar near Perne on the Pune-Ahmednagar road. Shutdowns were particularly tense in Marathwada where condemnations of the Koregaon-Bhima violence became violent. Read More »

Alabama's winter weather threat has ended, now prepare for extreme cold

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At midnight, and the start of 2018, temperatures will be in the upper teens to the upper 20s with wind chill values in the upper single digits to the upper teens. Revelers shivered as they celebrated New Year's Eve, and the frigid weather continued into New Year's Day on Monday. Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland counties hit subzero temperatures Sunday into Monday, with the lows bottoming out between 6 and 8 a.m. Read More »

Storm Eleanor expected to hit Britain with 80mph winds

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The East of England is one of the areas of the United Kingdom covered by a yellow warning of wind, with forecasters warning strong and, at times, gusty winds are on their way. Even when the storm passes, high winds can be expected across the country well into Wednesday, with the warning running until 9pm on Wednesday. The lively weather is set to move eastwards across the country and there is a danger of quite significant snowfall in the north of Scotland, even at lower levels, low pressure ... Read More »

At least 20 people are dead in Iran's bloody week of protests

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A member of the Revolutionary Guards was killed in nearby Kahriz Sang, and a passer-by in the town of Kahriz Sang - all in the region around the cultural centre of Isfahan. The towns are all in Iran's central Isfahan province, some 215 miles south of Tehran. Hundreds of people have been arrested following the clashes. Read More »

South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over the national security council at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, November 29, 2017. The U.S. State Department did not respond to a requests for comment on Kim's address, but analysts said it was an attempt to weaken the U.S. The New Year's address is an annual event in North Korea and is watched closely for indications of the direction and priorities Kim may adopt in the year ahead. Read More »

Triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

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Senior officials who did not want to be quoted told ET that during internal, high-level discussions on the triple talaq bill , all stakeholders were satisfied that the proposed law doesn't stop Muslim women from availing rights available to them under any other law. Read More »

Liverpool fans angry over Nike Barcelona-Philippe Coutinho advertisement

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Liverpool is reportedly very angry regarding this freaky turn of events and might make the Catalan club pay for the mistake by Nike. While he is obviously not distracted by the nearly incessant speculation around his future on Merseyside, Coutinho is a sought-after player and another move by Barca will surely at the very least turn his head. Read More »

Bama routs Clemson behind defensive dominance

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It'll be Alabama's third consecutive national championship game appearance, with the Tide winning in 2015 before finishing as the runner-up a year ago. When a Heisman Trophy quarterback meets a top-10 defense in a bowl game, it's usually the defense that prevails. He got the chance to showcase his hands once again. Read More »

Israeli minister wishes Iranian protesters success

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Netanyahu, in a video posted on social media on Monday, denied an Israeli connection to the anti-government protests in Iran , which have reached their fifth day with 12 reported dead. Israel has long viewed Iran as its greatest security threat because of Tehran's nuclear programme, its support for regional militants and Iranian leaders' frequent calls for Israel to be eliminated. Read More »

Amber Alert for two Texas girls after woman found dead

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Texas cops seek Terry Allen Miles , 44, in the disappearance of two girls, and one woman's death. The girls are believed to be in grave or immediate danger. The suspect was last heard from in Round Rock, TX on 12/30/17. Officials say Miles may have traveled across state lines with the two girls. Authorities said Miles wears glasses. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Signals Olympics Truce, Seeks Talks With Seoul

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is beginning 2018 by issuing a new wave of threats against US, touting his natin's ability to deploy nuclear weapons with the push of a button. Yet he insisted that both North and South Korea "should make efforts". Kim's speech is the latest in the ongoing public war of words with US President Donald Trump, a spat that has compounded fears of armed conflict between the two countries in recent months. Read More »