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Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria: Syrian army

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It noted that the Israelis used surface-to-surface missiles and warplanes carry out strikes against Syrian soil. Since the outbreak of the Syria conflict in 2011, Israel has occasionally struck positions inside its war-ravaged neighbor, especially after mortar shells - allegedly fired from Syrian territory - fell inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Read More »

226 people injured in South Africa train collision

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This is the second train crash in a week. Causes of the incident remain unknown. Prasa spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said: "One of the trains was authorised to be stationary there and it was waiting for a manual signal for it to leave the station". Read More »

Snow Falls In Sahara Desert

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Ain Sefra in Algeria has received snow cover for the third time in 37 years. Freezing conditions, however, are not uncommon in the area which lies between the desert and the Atlas mountains. Come January 2017, the town saw snowfall yet again, and children made snowmen and even sledged on the sand dunes. Ain Sefra, located about 1,000 meters above sea level, is usually 6 to 12 degrees Celsius at this time of year. Read More »

Evacuations ordered for California burn areas as rain begins

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The extremely dry conditions and high winds a year ago led to some of the most destructive blazes on both ends of the state. California is preparing for a massive storm that is expected to bring a lot of rain. In Santa Barbara, DePinto said the Thomas fire burned 17 major canyons that span 40 miles, destroying the county's watershed. It says travelers should prepare for hard travel conditions, including gusty winds, low visibility and slick and snow-covered roads. Read More »

Four killed, including two children in Ontario house fire

Clark stated that when fire crews arrived on scene, there were several attempts made by firefighters to reach the upper floors of the home, but each time they were pushed back by the force of the blaze. "We received multiple calls for a fire ..." "This is a tragic event", he said at a news conference Monday. "Our deepest sympathies and thoughts and prayers are with the families", Henry said. Read More »

Reform Aadhaar and not arrest journalists: Edward Snowden tells Modi

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His tweet comes following the FIR that the Aadhaar body filed against a daily newspaper and the reporter for exposing the breach. The UIDAI, that operates the world's largest biometric identity card scheme, was left red-faced following a report in The Tribune that claimed an agent on Whatsapp could provide unrestricted access to any Aadaar number for a paltry sum of Rs 500. Read More »

200K Immigrants in US Just Got News They Dreaded

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She said that El Salvador has received significant global aid and that much of the country's infrastructure has since been rebuilt. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that damage inflicted by a 2001 natural disaster in the Central American country didn't justify another temporary extension. Read More »

Hunt's apparent refusal to go in Cabinet reshuffle 'extraordinary'

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Other ministers believed to be leaving government are John Hayes (transport), Philip Dunne (health) and Robert Goodwill (education). He said the addition of housing to the title of the communities department would give "a lot more focus" to government plans to build more homes - adding that plans to bring health and social care together were "quite smart". Read More »

White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) said , "Border security measures are reasonable, not. not his [President Trump] wall". A past deal between Trump and Democratic leaders appeared to fall apart within hours, as Trump was lambasted by some on the right for appearing eager to work with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . Read More »

Man causes $11000 in damages trying to kill spider inside apartment

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The building was damaged and residents will have to stay elsewhere for a while, but no one was hurt. The residents tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but were unsuccessful, fire officials said. All the residents escaped from the building, and no one was injured, Pitt said. The local fire department chief, Gerry Gray, confirmed to the BBC that a fire had taken place in an apartment block, but that the cause of the fire was still "undetermined". Read More »

FDNY puts out fire in Trump Tower HVAC system

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Initial reports suggested one person was seriously injured, but the New York Fire Department later confirmed on Twitter that a civilian and a firefighter sustained minor injuries. "'The fire wasn't in the building, it was on top of the building". The Fire Department said the fire was not inside the building, but on top of it. Read More »

Update On Listeria Outbreak Expected On Monday

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Motsoaledi instructed health workers across South Africa to "pay special attention to all pregnant women". These include neonates (babies less than four weeks old), pregnant women, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems such as people with HIV/Aids, diabetes and chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney and liver diseases. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi's event gets low media coverage

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Gandhi's visit is part of his interactions with Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs). "I am here to tell you what you mean to your country, you are important, to tell you that there is a serious problem at home, and to tell you are part of the solution". Read More »

H-1B Visa Rules: Latest Development Seen 'Positive' For Indian IT

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The H1-B visa issue caught fire after a US- based news agency, McClatchy DC Bureau, last week reported that the USA was mulling new H-1B regulations to prevent the visa extension. There were reports that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules and end extensions, which could have led to the deportation of 7,50,000 Indians. Read More »

PIO Parliamentary conference today

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He also hailed them as India's partners in development and said the laurels they earned in their "karmbhoomi" reflected favourably on their motherland. This, the prime minister said, had happened due to far- reaching policy changes ushered in by his government, with "reform and transform" being its guiding principle. Read More »

These are Trump's deleted tweets

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So much so that.there has never been a day that I wished Hillary Clinton were President. It made no mention of his name, but Twitter appears to have offered an explanation Friday for refusing to ban President Trump despite outcry from some users of the social media service. Read More »

Court denies bail to Ryan murder accused

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A civic court also granted bail to bus conductor Ashoke, who was arrested earlier for allegedly murdering the class 2 student, on November 21. The Special Children's Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of the 16-and-half-year-old student, accused of killing seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur on the premises of Ryan International school here on September 8, 2017. Read More »

More than 100 artists sign pledge supporting Lorde's Israel decision

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Israel's Culture Minister Miri Regev urged Lorde to reinstate the Tel Aviv performance. The New Zealand musician had been due to perform in Tel Aviv on 5 June, but chose to pull out on Christmas Eve after criticism from activists in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions ( BDS) movement , which campaigns for Palestinians' rights. Read More »

Hazard Says He Will Sign New Contract On One Condition

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Real Madrid have been in constant contact with club scouts over the performances of Hazard and his situation at Chelsea , where it has become uneasy due to the interest. Speaking to SkySports Balague said, "Courtois wants to go to Real Madrid ". He came through the Milan youth academy and, despite the recent fallout with fans, has insisted he is still happy at the club, per Mediaset Premium (via Football Italia ): "I have a four-year contract and I am happy here". Read More »

Putin hails 'eternal Christian values' during Russian Orthodox Christmas celebrations

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The fact many Eastern Orthodox now celebrate Christmas on December 25 adds to the confusion, especially since those who celebrate on January 7 are still really celebrating on December 25. In Egypt, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attended an Orthodox Christmas service at a new church in a symbolic act of solidarity with his country's embattled Christian community, the Copts. Read More »

Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce still unclear

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The CDC says it is still trying to track down the source of the outbreak, but in Canada, health officials have linked the infections to a common food: romaine lettuce. This includes any pre-packaged lettuce, open-air lettuce or salad mixes and blends that contain romaine lettuce. "In the United States, state and local public health officials are interviewing sick people to determine what they ate in the week before their illness started". Read More »

Saudi women score access to football matches

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In September 2017, Saudi Arabia announced that it would allow women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. During the official tournament dinner hosted by Princess Reema bint Bandar al-Saud, President of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports, Al-Turki, said: "Things are changing in Saudi, and they are changing fast. Read More »

DIAL to meet airlines on Monday to discuss Republic Day closure

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The 13 flights which were delayed in arriving at the SVPI airport include six domestic flights from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, two from Delhi, one each from Pune and Chennai. Airlines including the SpiceJet, Indigo and Jet Airways informed that their services have been hit. If IGI cancels flights, it would mean fare hike for the other operating flights during those nine days. Read More »

Netanyahu Backs Trump on Palestinian Refugee Agency

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants a United Nations agency serving Palestinian refugees to "disappear" because he believes their descendants are a threat to Israel's existence. He said United Nations money for them should be transferred gradually to its global refugee agency UNHCR "with clear criteria for supporting genuine refugees and not fictitious ones, as is happening today under UNRWA". Read More »

US Vice President Mike Pence to travel to Middle East next week

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Pence will then spend two days in Israel, where he will visit Jerusalem's Western Wall and the city's Holocaust memorial and give a speech to the Israeli parliament. Many U.S. allies disagreed with Trump's decision, as no other country has its embassy in Jerusalem, under a long-standing worldwide consensus that the city's status should be decided in a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Read More »

Philander takes six as South Africa beat India in first test

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Well, it's hard to know if the young local was rejoicing at the extra business day or mocking at the Indian supporter. India have never yet won back-to-back Tests in South Africa: they have only clinched two in total, one in 2006/07 (Wanderers) and another in 2010/11 (Kingsmead). Read More »

BONOKOSKI: The curious case of Joshua Boyle and Justin Trudeau

As to the rest of us, myself and the children, we are healthy and holding up as well as well we can". It's the latest twist in the odd story of Boyle, the son of a Canadian tax court judge. But, Boyle said, his wife might enjoy speaking about her memories of her childhood home, and so she did, writing to the paper about the joys of being home-schooled, visits to local carnivals with her dad Jim, and sledding on a neighbour's ravine. Read More »

SC favours 85% pictorial warning on tobacco packs

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The bench, headed by the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra , said that the health of the citizen was more important than business considerations, reported News18. Initially one may start with smoking or chewing tobacco as an "adventure, but gradually it becomes a habit and, thereafter, it gets converted to addiction". Read More »

Escaped Enfield prisoner may have stowed away under vehicle, officials say

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He was last seen around 10:30 am Sunday. Semple said investigators believe Mercado, who has a prominent tattoo near his left eye, may be in the Hartford area. Channel 3 did some digging on Mercado's criminal history. He also has convictions for interfering with a police officer, theft of a firearm, and failure to appear in court, according to Judicial Branch records. Read More »