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GOP senator 'disturbed' by McConnell impeachment remark

A simple majority of 51 senators will decide such matters and, with Republicans only holding a three seat majority, the party can not afford to lose many votes. McConnell is said to prefer a short, sp...

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BJP’s NPR risky, different from one in 2010: Chidambaram

BJP’s NPR risky, different from one in 2010: Chidambaram

It has been found that there are several persons who have different dates of birth on different government documents. The census and national population register is a repeat of a 2010 exercise to ...

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Iran's secondary Arak reactor circuit goes online

Iran's secondary Arak reactor circuit goes online

The reactor control room, called Khondab, will take five to six months to build and the remaining systems will be completed in about a year, Salehi said at a press conference on the site. Heavy water ...

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Pope Francis offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

Pope Francis offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

The common thread of his address to tens of thousands of people in St Peter's Square and millions watching or listening around the world was that change starts in the hearts of individuals. Throug...

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Several people injured in Parramatta Westfield Christmas giveaway crowd crush

Several people injured in Parramatta Westfield Christmas giveaway crowd crush

The Santa is sent tumbling backwards. However, the ballon drop descended into absolute chaos creating a crowd crush when shoppers gathered in an attempt to win the prizes. The rest of the victims su...

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Russian court extends detention of Canadian accused of espionage

Russian court extends detention of Canadian accused of espionage

Marine Paul Whelan , who was detained and accused of espionage, stands inside a defendants' cage during a court hearing, in Moscow , Russia, on October 24, 2019. "For 12 months he has made multiple ...

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Emergency responders get free Christmas Eve dinner from Northlawn Church

Emergency responders get free Christmas Eve dinner from Northlawn Church

Many dread having to work on Christmas Eve, but every December 24 at Northlawn United Methodist Church, you'll find first responders with smiles on their faces. Zondag said the church has been holdi...

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President Trump and First Lady Attend Christmas Eve Dinner

President Trump and First Lady Attend Christmas Eve Dinner

The first family used to celebrate Christmas at the Episcopal church Bethesda-By-The-Sea, where they got married back in 2005. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended Ch...

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Don McGahn case: Trump administration says courts shouldn't decide

Don McGahn case: Trump administration says courts shouldn't decide

The Democratic-led Judiciary Committee says in a court filing Monday that it may recommend additional articles of impeachment depending on any testimony that McGahn provides. "Certainly, if this C...

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Priest advises Christians to live moderate lives at Christmas

Priest advises Christians to live moderate lives at Christmas

Uniformed Palestinian scouts wearing yellow and gold capes paraded past assembled visitors in Manger Square, bedecked with a large Christmas tree, playing drums and bagpipes. "The Holy Land is not onl...

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Priyanka Vadra, Rahul Gandhi blocked from entering Meerut by UP police

Priyanka Vadra, Rahul Gandhi blocked from entering Meerut by UP police

They took 5,400 people in custody and sent 705 to jail. "There will be no India without that voice". "The voice of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians is in the Constitution and you can not attack it...

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Relief group: 216,000 have fled homes in northwest Syria

Relief group: 216,000 have fled homes in northwest Syria

Idlib province is dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants. "The Syrian regime has far surpassed the level of barbarism shown by many other violent and dictatorial regimes", the report said, adding ...

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Woman, two children found dead near parking garage in Boston

An adult female and two children, both believed to be under the age of five, were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said at a news ...

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Philippines: At least 11 dead after drinking lambanog

Philippines: At least 11 dead after drinking lambanog

Six people from there were also rushed to hospital, including two who were comatose, the police report added. Of the 66, 49 (84%) were males. Ramil Hernandez, Laguna's governor, has briefly banned...

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Pak welcomes preliminary results of Afghan presidential election

Pak welcomes preliminary results of Afghan presidential election

But Abdullah, who finished second with 39.52 percent, said in several Facebook posts that the results had "no legitimacy" and that he would "defend the clean votes" of his supporters "at any cost" rat...

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German student protesting CAA was asked to 'leave India'

German student protesting CAA was asked to 'leave India'

They also asked Lindenthal about politics and his hobbies. "Then I was informed about the decision (asking him to leave)", he was quoted by News18.com as saying. Meanwhile, Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Directo...

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British father, two children drown in Spanish pool on Christmas eve

British father, two children drown in Spanish pool on Christmas eve

The incident occurred after the nine-year-old had difficulties in the water and that her brother, 16, and her father, 52, tried to save her, it was learned. "We would like to thank our first response ...

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All is bright for Christmas Day, forecasters say

All is bright for Christmas Day, forecasters say

More rain is forecast for Friday in the North West and across parts of western Scotland, while the south east of England will be "generally drier", the Met Office said . Weather experts are reporting...

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Transport Strike Ruins Christmas In France

Transport Strike Ruins Christmas In France

Riot police manned the ticket barriers at the station rather than station staff, however, as the ongoing strike of SNCF staff saw mass cancellations of trains that last week reportedly saw 60 per ...

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US national security adviser warns UK about allowing Huawei 5G

US national security adviser warns UK about allowing Huawei 5G

He issued the renewed warning in an interview with the Financial Times . The United States has been pressing nations not to grant Huawei access to 5G networks and alleged that the company's equipme...

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Merrily on high: U.S. astronauts help track Santa's delivery route

Merrily on high: U.S. astronauts help track Santa's delivery route

But sadly, given that Santa has already begun his journey these gifts won't arrive until after Christmas . Not only will NORAD have volunteers ready to answer phone calls, but Cesium's 3D mapping ...

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Ex-Trump adviser AJ Delgado claims campaign fired her for getting pregnant

Ex-Trump adviser AJ Delgado claims campaign fired her for getting pregnant

A former staffer for President Trump's 2016 campaign claims she was stripped of her responsibilities and frozen out of a White House job after she got pregnant from an affair with her supervisor . ...

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3 intruders fatally shot in Houston-area burglary attempt

3 intruders fatally shot in Houston-area burglary attempt

He believed one male was holding a gun, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez . It is possible other suspects were there and fled the scene, Gonzalez said. The second resident was not hurt...

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Benjamin Netanyahu rushed offstage as rocket fired from Gaza into Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu rushed offstage as rocket fired from Gaza into Israel

Israeli TV stations showed Netanyahu, who is campaigning to keep the helm of the conservative Likud party in an internal election on Thursday, being escorted off a stage by bodyguards. He is also faci...

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Philippines typhoon brings Christmas Day misery

Philippines typhoon brings Christmas Day misery

Though weaker, Phanfone was tracking a similar path as Super Typhoon Haiyan - the nation's deadliest storm on record, which left more than 7,300 people dead or missing in 2013. Scores of flights to th...

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Russia's most advanced fighter jet suffers first crash

Russia's most advanced fighter jet suffers first crash

Russia's United Aircraft Corporation said in a statement on Tuesday that the Su-57 fighter came down during a training flight near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the country's far east. The Russian governmen...

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Family displaced after Norfolk apartment fire

Family displaced after Norfolk apartment fire

Total damage is estimated at $150,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is believed to have started in a trash bin in the rear alley, according to a Boston Fire Department s...

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Notre Dame rector warns 'fragile' cathedral might not be saved

Notre Dame rector warns 'fragile' cathedral might not be saved

The loss was especially painful in the wake of news from the church's rector, who said there's a "50 percent chance" the landmark may not be able to be saved. "Since 1803, there have always been Chris...

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Where have all the Christmas tree farms gone?

Where have all the Christmas tree farms gone?

No artificial trees are accepted at the sites. Assessing the environmental impact is trickier than it seems. But Landgren predicts the industry will see another decline in production in about six ye...

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5.2 natural disaster reported off Vancouver Island

Four separate earthquakes on Monday rattled some 100 kilometers off the northern coast of Vancouver Island, according to Earthquakes Canada . In addition, a 4.3 magnitude quake was recorded at 9:32...

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Republican senator 'disturbed' by McConnell's work with White House on impeachment trial

Republican senator 'disturbed' by McConnell's work with White House on impeachment trial

Trump said, is "doing a tremendous disservice to the country" by withholding the articles from the Senate, where a trial will take place. She continued, "Other presidents can now get impeached over ...

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Search for White Island missing suspended

Search for White Island missing suspended

Those that have not been found and are presumed dead are Winona Langford, a 17-year-old Australian tourist, and Hayden Marshall-Inman, a 40-year-old tour guide from New Zealand . 'I am writing to ask...

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White House Halted Ukraine Aid 91 Minutes After Trump & Zelensky Phone Call

Democrats said the new documents showed the importance of having witnesses testify during a trial, which many Republicans have resisted. "Given the sensitive nature of the request, I appreciate yo...

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Iraqi Parliament Approves New Election Law

Iraqi Parliament Approves New Election Law

They accuse leaders of enriching themselves and of being beholden to neighbor Iran. Passions were inflamed when popular TV satirist Aws Fadhil was targeted Tuesday by unknown assailants, with three ...

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Gloomy Christmas Eve on the 20th day of French strike

Gloomy Christmas Eve on the 20th day of French strike

Christmas Day brought no respite for travellers in France as a transport strike entered its fourth week, ruining the plans of thousands to share a traditional meal and quality time with loved ones. ...

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