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15 men trapped in Indian coal mine for 2 weeks feared dead

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In a ray of hope, Kirloskar Motors, the company that provided equipment for the Thai operation, has reportedly offered to provide high-powered pumps to aid the rescue in Meghalaya . As the name suggests, rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow and barely 3-4 feet high tunnels for workers to enter and extract coal, an activity that earned a high revenue. Read More »

Dad: Migrant child who died not previously ill

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Her remains were returned to Guatemala and buried on Christmas Day. Last chance to take advantage of our best offer of the year! Doctors noted the boy had a 103-degree fever and diagnosed him with a common cold before releasing him back to border patrol custody . Read More »

After Trump visit, Iraqi lawmakers demand USA withdrawal

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After campaigning on a pledge to rebuild the military, Trump secured a 10.4 percent increase in national defense spending in fiscal year 2018 ($700 billion) and another 2.3 percent in 2019 ($716 billion). "I hope that in the wake of the images that came out, military leaders there and here in DC are taking a look at the protocols and procedures. of briefing service members before these types of visits. Read More »

Koreas hold symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to link railroads across border

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PHOTO:South and North Korea's officials try to connect the railroad during the ceremony for a project to modernize and connect roads and railways over the border between the Koreas at Panmun Station, Dec. The revision also allowed residence-related support for the defectors who have been denied full support by the Seoul government, the ministry noted. Read More »

Obamas named most admired in America

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When it comes to the women, First Lady Melania Trump is sitting at number four, behind Ms Clinton who dropped to third place. As for the most admired man , former President Barack Obama won for the 11th year in a row . A former First Lady has apparently bested another former First Lady to become the most admired woman in America. Mrs. Obama placed first, with 15 percent of people naming her, followed by Oprah Winfrey , who was mentioned 5 percent of the time. Read More »

Philanthropists die in South Dakota plane crash

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The NTSB is investigating the crash with the assistance of the Sioux Falls Police Department. Reports said the plane was headed for the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, which is on the northern edge of the city. Smith says officials plan to continue working into the night. Two of those homes were hit with heavy damage and the Red Cross has been contacted about sheltering the two families from those residences, CNN reported. Read More »

New Yorkers report blue light over the city after transformer explosion

Police said they were investigating a transformer explosion at the Con Edison plant and advised people to avoid the area . NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan confirmed no injuries were sustained in the explosion. The mysterious blue light caused many New Yorkers to turn to social media for answers, including many who wondered if it was aliens. The Manhattan skyline and iconic East River bridges were suddenly silhouetted against a backdrop of pulsating light. Read More »

Saudi king orders overhaul of top posts after Jamal Khashoggi killing

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He holds a seat on the boards of state-owned oil firm Saudi Aramco and the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund. Prince Mohammed oversees both entities. Turki al-Shabana, an executive at broadcaster Rotana, was appointed minister of information. The force is tasked primarily with the protection of the Al Saud ruling family. Read More »

Trumps greet United States troops in Iraq

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President Trump and the first lady arrived home at the White House Thursday morning, after a surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq. The Bina bloc, Islah's rival in parliament and led by Iran-backed militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, also objected to Trump's trip to Iraq . Read More »

Young Girl Responds to Trump Question About Her Belief in Santa Claus

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Lloyd told the Courier that she did not know what "marginal" meant and replied, "Yes, sir". When asked what would she say if she ever got the chance to talk to the president again she said she'd ask Trump about his family. "I was very impressed with the phone call". He spoke Tuesday by video conference to members of all five branches of the US military. "I was shocked", she said. Read More »

White House, congressional Democrats see no deal on shutdown

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And although the Senate is slated to come into session Thursday afternoon, few senators are expected to be around for it. He declined to say how much he would accept in a deal with congressional Democrats. He told reporters a shutdown of a few weeks is not going to have any "significant effect on the outlook". Those being furloughed include 52,000 workers at the Internal Revenue Service and almost everyone at NASA. Read More »

Georgia Teens' Bodies Found in Their Own Backyard

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Neither had been reported missing. Police officers were dispatched to the house after someone called in a tip about Mary, who had not been seen in weeks and the tipster feared she'd been killed. Their bodies were found last Thursday after Effingham County Sheriff's Office received a tip on December 19. A special-needs child, believed to be the biological offspring of Elwyn and Candice, was removed from the home by authorities and hospitalized as a precaution. Read More »

New Mexico braces for incoming winter storm

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Marie to North Bay will likely see several centimetres of snow before precipitation changes to rain Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for southern Colorado northeastward to western Minnesota. However, it will be short-lived, as the snow will transition to rain from south to north overnight. A winter storm warning may be required for these regions later. Read More »

Poroshenko announces end to martial law in Ukraine

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It was declared after Ukraine's military vessels illegally crossed the Russian maritime border as they sailed toward the Kerch Strait, the entrance to the Sea of Azov. The conflict pitting pro-Russian separatists against Ukrainian government forces is estimated to have claimed more than 10,000 lives. The diplomat lambasted Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, after it recently held a roundtable on what Ukrainian MPs have called a "massive human rights violation" against the ... Read More »

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates "as soon as possible"

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On Tuesday, Turkey said it is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, signalling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the United States withdrawal . In Turkey, Trumps trigger decision is welcomed. Washington for years supported the YPG-led SDF in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Syria. Read More »

Clashes erupt as Sudanese march on presidential palace

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Earlier in the day, al-Bashir began a visit to Gezira State in central Sudan to inaugurate a number of development projects. Residents have gathered to protest in places like Wad Madani, Port Sudan , Gebeit, Al-Qadarif, Atbara, Berber, Dongla, Karima, Al-Damazin, Al Obeid, Al Fasher, Khartoum and Omdurman. Read More »

Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to Iraq to meet with troops

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The article did not address the false reports in several other media organizations that Trump had no visit planned. The President and his wife posed for photographs with U.S. Islamic State, which once controlled swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, has been driven mostly into hiding. "If we see something happening with ISIS that we don't like, we can hit them so fast and so hard" that they "really won't know what the hell happened". Read More »

Chinese missile force puts new Russian air defence system to the test

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The Kremlin said it successfully hit a designated practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6000km away. "This is a wonderful, excellent gift for the country for the New Year", Tass quotes Putin as saying. "We will take additional measures to unconditionally provide results in all similar issues the General Staff and the Defense Ministry consider promising for the equipment of the army and fleet with the latest weapons systems, including hypersonic weapons", Putin said. Read More »

Authorities hunt California police officer's killer

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Multiple agencies responded, finding Singh alive but suffering from several gunshot wounds. The California Highway Patrol issued a blue alert , initiated after acts of violence against law enforcement, for Stanislaus, Merced, San Joaquin, Tuolumne and Santa Clara counties. Read More »

Trump is third American president to visit Iraq

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Sanders said they "came up with a powerful plan that will allow us to continue our path to total victory " over Islamic State. "We are going to take great care of Israel". Islamic State, which once controlled swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, has been driven mostly into hiding. During his three-plus hours on the ground, Trump did not meet with any Iraqi officials, but spoke on the phone with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi. Read More »

#Shutdownstories: federal employees reveal impact of government closure

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I've been at the White House. The US Capitol building is visible as a man picks up garbage during a partial government shutdown on the National Mall in Washington DC. "It's a disgrace, what's happening in this country", Trump said. President Trump offered little hope to bringing an end to the government shutdown when pressed by reporters on Christmas Eve. Read More »

Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter Wednesday that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had made a late night Christmas visit to the troops serving in Iraq . The president spent around three hours on the ground with First Lady Melania Trump vesting U.S. Troops, according to Reuters. "Well, I think you will see that happen", the president said after Wallace noted that Obama and former President George W. Read More »

Winter storm warnings begin Wednesday across much of state

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A winter storm moving across the Midwest and the Plains Tuesday caused travel delays and hazards across multiple states, including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska. They expect the low-pressure storm system to drop at least six inches of snow from northeastern Colorado to eastern North and South Dakota before sweeping through northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of MI. Read More »

Italy's Mount Etna spewing lava and ash

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It was the "first lateral eruption for more than ten years, but it does not seem to be unsafe", said Behncke. A video filmed 2,500m (8,200 ft) up the 3,350m volcano showed the fast spread of ash. The biggest tremor of magnitude 4 was on the north-east side of Etna near Piano Pernicana, while another of similar magnitude was felt on the northern flank. Read More »

Iraq declares Christmas Day a public holiday

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The president said: "agricultural revolution has seen a vastly improved local production to the detriment of importation, while we have achieved surplus in our trade balance". Abubakar urged Nigerians to reconcile with one another and show love to others. The life of Christ is ideal for all to follow, Ali said. Christmas comes from the words "Christ" and "Mass", meaning the day the Mass of Christ is held. Read More »

Moroccan suspects in killing of Scandinavian women were acting alone, official says

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A general view of Imlil, a village nearby popular trekking area in the Atlas mountains where Maren Ueland from Norway and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen from Denmark were found killed, Imlill, Morocco December 20, 2018. "We came here to take part as students, Moroccans and Muslims". Some participants laid flowers and lit candles at the Norwegian embassy and later, the Danish embassy . Read More »

UAE releases photos of ruler's daughter after disappearance

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktou is Dubai's ruler UAE's prime minister and vice president. "He and his accomplices demanded payment of a ransom of Dollars $100 million, shortly after Her Highness disappeared from Dubai, for her return", the statement said. Read More »

Sudanese police fire tear gas on people protesting higher bread prices

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Over the past few days, various areas in Sudan, including Khartoum, have been witnessing popular protests against the deteriorating economic conditions and price hikes of basic commodities. According to witnesses, demonstrations spread on Saturday to at least two more cities: Wad Madani, south-east of Khartoum, and El Rahad south-west of the capital. Read More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Women's Rights Cases Centered On Money

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She previously fought pancreatic cancer and has had heart surgery. Actor Jim Carrey insinuated that Ginsburg was the last stand before injustice ruled the court. That notice was posted the day Ginsburg underwent the pulmonary lobectomy . "As testament to our nation's promise, the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants sits on the highest court in the land", she said. Read More »

Mount Etna: 4.8-magnitude natural disaster jolts Sicily

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The quake hit at 3:19 a.m. (0219 GMT), prompting many people to run out of their homes and sleep in cars. The activity started at 8:50 a.m. local time and just in the first three hours there were almost 130 earthquakes, according to a statement from the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology. Read More »

Trump Jabs At Mattis: I Gave Him A Second Chance

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On Thursday, Mattis had abruptly said he was quitting, effective February 28, after falling out with Trump over his foreign policy, including surprise decisions to withdraw all troops from Syria and start planning a drawdown in Afghanistan . Read More »

Your Thurrock wishes you all a Merry Christmas

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We look forward to another busy and challenging year ahead. It's been another hard twelve months for the county council financially but the authority continues to deliver brilliantly in many areas and I'm grateful for the way our residents work alongside us. Read More »

Aftermath of Attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry

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The other was killed by ministry guards, the source said. Last month IS claimed responsibility for an attack on militia forces in southeastern Libya in which at least nine people were killed. "According to reports from the foreign ministry, the foreign attackers stormed into the building, started shooting, heavy gunfire was heard and the special deterrance forces took control of the situation", Abdelwahid said. Read More »