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Iran won’t let U.S. carrier approach territorial waters

Iran won’t let U.S. carrier approach territorial waters

An Iranian navy commander on Monday, said Iran is now ready to respond to any of actions from the United States but still it does not consider a significant threat over the arrival of USA aircraft...

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Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to United States troops in Iraq

Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to United States troops in Iraq

The president and first lady met with service members at the Al Asad Airbase in the outskirts of Baghdad. A Reuters photographer captured images of the president and first lady meeting with USA serv...

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North Korea, South Korea set to hold groundbreaking ceremony for railway project

North Korea, South Korea set to hold groundbreaking ceremony for railway project

A South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman described it as a mere "expression of a commitment", adding that construction would depend on "progress on the North's denuclearisation and circumstances ...

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1 dead in South Dakota airplane crash

1 dead in South Dakota airplane crash

According to South Dakota newspaper The Argus Leader, officials believe the person who died was on board the plane. Sioux Falls Emergency Manager Regan Smith said the crash took place around 5 p.m. ...

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Former Leader Claims She Was Shoved Out Because She Is Jewish

Former Leader Claims She Was Shoved Out Because She Is Jewish

Wruble told the Times that she was shunned by the Women's March leadership and elbowed out of the organization because she is Jewish. Wruble told the newspaper that she felt marginalized and event...

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Dover: 40 migrants cross Channel on Christmas Day

Border Force was alerted at 9.20am to a further two people on board a small boat bound for the United Kingdom and said it was being assisted with the help of the Maritime & Coastguard agency. The UK H...

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Rahul urges Modi to stop photo ops, help miners trapped in Meghalaya

Rahul urges Modi to stop photo ops, help miners trapped in Meghalaya

Attempts to rescue 15 miners trapped since December 13 in a flooded rat-hole mine in Meghalaya have been stopped because of the lack of equipment, mainly pumps to drain out water. The horizontal manho...

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New Law to Curtail Forced Tech Transfers

New Law to Curtail Forced Tech Transfers

A proposed foreign investment law taken up Sunday by the legislature would make clear officials can not "force the transfer of technology" as a condition of ventures, the official Xinhua News Agency ...

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Thailand to Legalize Medical Marijuana as New Year's 'Gift' to Citizens

Thailand to Legalize Medical Marijuana as New Year's 'Gift' to Citizens

Marijuana was used as a traditional medicine for centuries in Thailand before it was prohibited in the 1930s. Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Thailand. Purveyors, producers and researcher...

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Police dog killed, suspect shot outside Wellington mall, deputies say

Police dog killed, suspect shot outside Wellington mall, deputies say

At one point Cigo's handler, overcome with grief, hugs his fellow officer. Sheriff Rick Bradshaw said the handgun Alvarez used to shoot K-9 Cigo was similar to the one used on December 7, when a man...

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Russian Federation sanctions 245 individuals & 7 firms

Russian Federation sanctions 245 individuals & 7 firms

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 22 signed a decree providing for the introduction of "special economic measures" in connection with Ukraine's "unfriendly actions...

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Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions

A National Weather Service report warns to expect reduced visibility, particularly Thursday and Friday from snow and blowing snow. Well, chasing the various weather model's solutions for Christm...

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4.8 magnitude quake hits next to Mount Etna volcano — SICILY EARTHQUAKE

4.8 magnitude quake hits next to Mount Etna volcano — SICILY EARTHQUAKE

Italy's Catania airport resumed full operations a day after an ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruption forced it to shut down, while fiery red lava could be seen shooting from the volcano in easte...

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Christmas celebrated in Kashmir amid biting cold

Christmas celebrated in Kashmir amid biting cold

Just a few short years after ISIS swept across Iraq and committed genocide against Christians and other minority religious groups in the region, the country's government officially declared Christmas ...

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Trump, Democrats spar over gov't shutdown with no deal in sight

Trump, Democrats spar over gov't shutdown with no deal in sight

There is a problem in this world today called human trafficking. In retaliation, Trump is refusing to sign a broader spending bill, triggering a stand-off that has left swathes of the USA government t...

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Mattis wishes troops 'Merry Christmas' ahead of departure

Mattis wishes troops 'Merry Christmas' ahead of departure

The signing, which had been expected, occurred after Trump announced on Sunday that he would replace Mattis two months earlier than expected a move, officials said was driven by the president's ange...

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Indonesia Tsunami Deaths Hit 429, Survivors Remain Jittery

Indonesia Tsunami Deaths Hit 429, Survivors Remain Jittery

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who faces what promises to be a tough re-election campaign next year, vowed to have all tsunami-detection equipment replaced or repaired. The Meteorology, Climatology...

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Cancer the latest health woe for resilient Justice Ginsburg

Cancer the latest health woe for resilient Justice Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering at a hospital in New York Saturday morning after successfully undergoing lung surgery. The film plays true to its real-life history, showca...

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Pope urges the world to put aside ‘partisan interests’ in Christmas blessing

Pope urges the world to put aside ‘partisan interests’ in Christmas blessing

He urged the world to put aside "partisan interests" to find a political solution to wars in Syria and Yemen and conflicts in Ukraine and on the Korean peninsula. Visitors from across the world ga...

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Myanmar journalists appeal seven-year sentence

Myanmar journalists appeal seven-year sentence

Appeal lawyer L. Khun Ring Pan, asked the judge, Aung Naing, to overturn the lower court's decision and release the reporters. Reuters also disputed the charge and said they were set up after pr...

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Sudan Braces for More Protests Against Al-Bashir Government

Sudan Braces for More Protests Against Al-Bashir Government

Two demonstrators were killed in Atbara and six others in Al Qadarif, officials said on Thursday, as protesters torched offices of President Omar Al Bashir's ruling National Congress Party. "The main ...

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Killed by Police in Sudan Protests

Killed by Police in Sudan Protests

The government has acknowledged deaths during the protests but given no figures. There was no immediate Sudanese government reaction to the Amnesty statement. Live TV coverage showed him addressing ...

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Syria state media says Israeli planes attack targets near Damascus

Syria state media says Israeli planes attack targets near Damascus

Meanwhile, a Sputnik correspondent reported several explosions that hit Syrian capital. "Our air defenses confronted hostile missiles launched by Israeli war planes from above the Lebanese territori...

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Iran unveils budget to counter 'cruel' American sanctions

Iran unveils budget to counter 'cruel' American sanctions

The speech highlighted only a few general points of the budget - which will now be reviewed and voted on by parliament - but acknowledged the pressure Iran was facing. "America's unjust and illegal sa...

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United Kingdom border authority: 40 migrants cross English Channel to Britain

It said it had "deployed resources to deal with these incidents", including sending Border Force cutters and coast patrol vessels to the stricken boats. The Home Office blamed "organised criminal ac...

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Despite Government shutdown, NORAD tracks Santa! Live view and hotline number

Despite Government shutdown, NORAD tracks Santa! Live view and hotline number

The First Lady said in the tweet that helping children track Santa has become one of her favorite holiday traditions. "'Cause at 7 it's marginal, right?" The president was spending a rare Christma...

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Reformist Saudi prince Talal bin Abdulaziz dies aged 87

Reformist Saudi prince Talal bin Abdulaziz dies aged 87

Khashoggi's killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 has been attributed to bin Salman, who was named heir to the throne in early 2017, when King Salman ousted former crown prince Moham...

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Merry Christmas 2018: Images, Wishes, SMS And WhatsApp Messages

Merry Christmas 2018: Images, Wishes, SMS And WhatsApp Messages

It has been a very eventful year for Newport, which saw the city host a variety of popular events including our first marathon, which will return in 2019. Christmas is all about loving, sharing and ca...

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Gatwick airport open but location of drones still unknown

Gatwick airport open but location of drones still unknown

Sussex Chief Detective Jason Tingley said on Sunday he could not rule out new drone activity at Gatwick or other United Kingdom airports. The chaos at Gatwick Airport will be discussed by Governme...

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Barcelona on high alert after United States warns of possible Christmas attack

Barcelona on high alert after United States warns of possible Christmas attack

The State department tweeted its travel warning on Sunday, suggesting that visitors to Spain over the holiday season should be wary of moving vehicles, tourist areas and transport hubs, as " terrorist...

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Second Guatemalan child dies in US custody, officials say

Second Guatemalan child dies in US custody, officials say

An eight-year-old migrant boy has died in USA government custody. He had been in CBP custody on Christmas Eve when a U.S. border patrol agent noticed he appeared unwell, and was transferred to a m...

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Militants attack Libyan Foreign Ministry

Militants attack Libyan Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry in Tripoli issued a statement: "The Libyan people are fighting a war against terrorism on behalf of the world". Three attackers opened fire on the building before two of them ma...

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Order for withdrawal of United States troops from Syria signed

Order for withdrawal of United States troops from Syria signed

Trump said he coordinated with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan - who has been warning that he will attack US-allied Kurdish fighters who had seized ground from ISIS . Earlier Sunday, Trump's a...

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Colorado cops looking for Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer costume-wearing thief

Colorado cops looking for Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer costume-wearing thief

The costume covered her head and face but it didn't hide her for long. The police department posted a video clip to its Facebook page Sunday in the hopes that someone would recognize the burglar, ...

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Man hijacks bus, kills 5 in southern China: media reports

Man hijacks bus, kills 5 in southern China: media reports

Police have detained the suspect and case is being investigated, the statement said, without giving details. Twenty-one people have also been injured in the incident, Chinese media reported. In late N...

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