• US Suspends 'Security Assistance' To Pakistan
US Suspends 'Security Assistance' To Pakistan

On January 1, Trump gave a New Year gift by tweeting: The US has foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. Pakistan , which serves as a key transport route for supplies to US forces in Afghanistan, denies harboring terrori...

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  • Organisations Respond To The EAC's Calls For A
Organisations Respond To The EAC's Calls For A "Latte Levy"

It follows research which shows the United Kingdom throws away 2.5 billion paper cups every year, with many consumers believing they are being recycled when less than 1 per cent actually are. "If the proposed levy were to be introduced, we believe it should be used to fund the collection of cups, since once they are separately collected they have...

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  • Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To $361 Million
Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To $361 Million

And the Powerball jackpot is now up to a whopping $440 million. UPDATE (10:38 a.m.): The Mega Millions jackpot has gone up to $361 million. On Wednesday night, the Powerball jackpot offers a prize of $440 million. The lottery jackpot numbers just keep climbing. Of course, they remain two separate lotteries, and the odds of winning either, let...

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  • Trump Hits Out At China For 'Allowing' North Korean Oil Smuggling
Trump Hits Out At China For 'Allowing' North Korean Oil Smuggling

The U.S. Treasury Department last month sanctioned six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their vessels, and published photos of what it said was a North Korean vessel on 19 October possibly transferring oil to evade sanctions.

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  • IMA strike: Hospital Services affect in Odisha
IMA strike: Hospital Services affect in Odisha

The protests come as the Bill is set to be taken up for discussion in Parliament on Tuesday. The 12-hour long strike began at 6 am to last at 6 in the evening. The IMA has called for a one-day strike against the bill today. "We have heard them and also presented our views". The IMA has strongly opposed the NMC bill, saying it will "cripple" t...

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  • Missing girls from Texas may be in Louisiana
Missing girls from Texas may be in Louisiana

Lilianas Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Bandera-Margaret, 7, have been reported missing from Round Rock. "Miles is described as a white male, 6'2", 200lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes. She is around 75 lbs, has curly brown hair and brown eyes. I was just glad none of my kids or my wife was here. Reid said he hopes the girls are safe.

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  • Georgia Bulldogs advance to National Championship
Georgia Bulldogs advance to National Championship

Rodrigo Blankenship made a 38-yard field goal to give Georgia a 48-45 lead on the first possession of overtime before Austin Seibert forced a second overtime with a 33-yarder. Because of that intangibles advantage and historic offensive firepower, the Sooners have a great shot to emerge victorious in the Rose Bowl. Brian Stultz: Georgia's d...

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  • New Year to start off with unsafe wind chills
New Year to start off with unsafe wind chills

In the afternoon and evening, wind chills will stay below zero as actual temperatures range from the single digits to teens. A few areas will pick up on a few snow showers. We'll have near record lows overnight. Warming this weekend will bring 40s on Sunday and Monday. The cold air is expected to hang around for much of the week as well.

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  • S Korea seizes another ship suspected of transferring oil to N Korea
S Korea seizes another ship suspected of transferring oil to N Korea

The South Korean Foreign Ministry said the vessel departed the port of Yeosu in South Korea on October 19 carrying refined oil that was then transferred to a North Korean ship in worldwide waters. The Lighthouse Winmore is one of the 10 ships proposed to be blacklisted. Last week the UN Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions on North ...

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  • George Weah declared victor of Liberia vote
George Weah declared victor of Liberia vote

He is the first and only African player to have won both FIFA's World Player of the Year trophy and the Ballon d'Or. With this result, Weah is set to be installed as the 25th president of Liberia with effect from the third working Monday of January, 2018.

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  • Sister of Eric Garner, Erika, dies after heart attack
Sister of Eric Garner, Erika, dies after heart attack

Garner was placed into a medically induced coma on December 23 after suffering a heart attack brought on by asthma. It really really was. She cared when most people wouldn't have. The city settled out of court with Garner's family for $5.9 million in 2015 but the family insisted it was not a victory and renewed calls for federal charges in the c...

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  • Pence's Colorado neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' sign
Pence's Colorado neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' sign

Gay activists placed a rainbow flag at the driveway of Vice President Michael Pence's Colorado home. The banner was draped on a stone pillar located at the end of the driveways to Pence's home and that of a cheeky neighbour, the Aspen Times reported .

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  • Congress Legislator slaps woman constable, get slapped back
Congress Legislator slaps woman constable, get slapped back

According to the ANI , Asha was trying to forcefully enter the party headquarters in Shimla where Rahul Gandhi was holding a review meeting to assess the Congress's poll performance, but police denied her entry. She was allowed to enter the Congress office after the fracas. Former minister Dhani Ram Shandil had to intervene to quell the ...

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  • Four children among 12 killed in 'historic' NY apartment fire
Four children among 12 killed in 'historic' NY apartment fire

The New York Police Department said those who died included girls ages one, two and seven, and a boy. The Democrat says first responders saved at least 12 lives. "It took the fire so quickly upstairs that people had very little time to react", Nigro said. "I heard a woman yelling, 'We're trapped, help!'" Thierno Diallo ran out of his apartm...

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  • Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians
Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians

Egypt has witnessed several terrorist attacks in recent years, including the bombing of two churches north of the country on Palm Sunday; On April 9, two explosions targeted churches in Tanta, north of Cairo , and Alexandria during Palm Sunday services, leaving at least 44 dead and over 70 injured.

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  • Trump Still Doesn't Understand Global Warming
Trump Still Doesn't Understand Global Warming

Mr Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday: "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record". There's the old saying about taking horses to the water. Why? Because weather and climate change are not the same thing, which IndyCar Series driver JR Hildebrand pointed out while firing off a tweet in response to the president.

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  • Turkey, Russia sign loan deal for S-400 air system
Turkey, Russia sign loan deal for S-400 air system

Turkey will be the first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member country to purchase the system. Turkish defence ministry said Friday that the S-400 missile systems will be under the control of the Turkish Armed Forces entirely as the two countries signed a $2.5 billion deal for the purchase of the systems.

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  • Israeli tanks, aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack
Israeli tanks, aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

A spokesman for Hamas said it didn't fire the rockets but had erected the sign. Rocket fire from Gaza had been on the rise following US President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, although the last two weeks have seen quiet return to the area.

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  • Pregnant Brooklyn mom pushed to her death by husband
Pregnant Brooklyn mom pushed to her death by husband

Chopper 4 over the scene Wednesday showed a heavy emergency presence after Wells' body was found, with at least four marked police cars and a number of unmarked police cars in the area, which was roped off with yellow tape. Neighbor Michelle Ruiz , 22, who last saw the young mom three weeks ago, confirmed that Wells was pregnant and sources say po...

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  • China caught 'RED HANDED' allowing oil to reach North Korea
China caught 'RED HANDED' allowing oil to reach North Korea

The U.S. Treasury in November also sanctioned North Korea's Maritime Administration and its transport ministry, in addition to six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their vessels, in an effort to block the rogue regime's transportation networks.

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  • Kabul Blast Targeted Shiites In Afghanistan, Also Creates Safety Concerns For Journalists
Kabul Blast Targeted Shiites In Afghanistan, Also Creates Safety Concerns For Journalists

Afghan Voice - is the latest of a series of media organisations targeted by bomb attacks in the country. The blast comes a week after the group claimed responsibility for an attack on a training facility of the same agency, the National Directorate for Security, in Kabul that ended when the attackers were killed before causing significant casua...

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  • Roy Moore files complaint seeking to stop election certification
Roy Moore files complaint seeking to stop election certification

Senate to 51-49. The Alabama State Canvassing Board , which includes Gov. Kay Ivey, Secretary of State John Merrill and Attorney General Steve Marshall, signed the certification to officially confirm Jones' stunning victory over embattled Republican Roy Moore .

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  • Putin confirms explosion in St. Petersburg local shop was terrorist attack
Putin confirms explosion in St. Petersburg local shop was terrorist attack

Petersburg. The committee has opened a criminal investigation into "an attempt to kill two or more persons in a generally unsafe way". Alexander Klaus, the head of St Petersburg's investigative committee, said according to the Associated Press (AP): "All possible versions of what has happened are being worked on".

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  • USA missions in Turkey set to resume full visa services
USA missions in Turkey set to resume full visa services

United States missions in Turkey are to resume full visa services following security assurances from Turkey's government on United States consular staff. The U.S. and Turkey resumed normal visa operations Thursday after Washington said Ankara assured no further U.S. mission staff would be troubled over performing official duties, which followed t...

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  • Islamic State numbers in Iraq and Syria dwindle
Islamic State numbers in Iraq and Syria dwindle

Armed Forces Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov told a Russian media outlet the U.S.is training militants at a military base at al-Tanf, a border crossing area between Syria and Iraq. Last week, USA and coalition aircraft carried out 23 strikes in eastern Syria against ISIS vehicles, fighting positions and other targets, Gedney said.

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  • Increase in flu rates
Increase in flu rates

Infants should receive two doses of the vaccine at least six months apart, the agency said, adding that children born a year ago or earlier who have received one shot of the vaccine can receive a second shot before they enter elementary school.

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  • Liverpool breaks world record for Van Dijk
Liverpool breaks world record for Van Dijk

The player has cost Liverpool 75 million pounds (100.50 million USA dollars), a new world record fee for a defender. Liverpool confirmed Wednesday an agreement had been reached to sign Dutch global Virgil van Dijk . Liverpool confirmed Van Dijk will complete a move on January 1, 2018, having been left out of Southampton's side for their 5-2 defe...

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  • The cold, arctic air look to stick around into next week
The cold, arctic air look to stick around into next week

As the storm pulls away the winds will bring in much colder air for the week ahead. Our next chance for snow will come this weekend as a storm develops and as of now looks to stay just offshore. A weak disturbance rolling in behind the front on Sunday though could offer enough lift for a few light snow showers Sunday afternoon and evening.

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  • Where you can (and can't) prepay 2018 taxes in Philly region
Where you can (and can't) prepay 2018 taxes in Philly region

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is opening up the county office building on Saturday for Rochester residents looking to pay their 2018 property taxes early. Editor's note: Tax Watch columnist David McKay Wilson is checking with municipalities in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam about if and how property owners can prepay property taxes .

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  • Security forces gun down Jaish militant in south Jammu & Kashmir
Security forces gun down Jaish militant in south Jammu & Kashmir

The security forces had launched a search operation based on information about the presence of two terrorists in Pulwama district. "The divisional commander of JeM, Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noor Trali, was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Samboora area of Pulwama", the police said in a statement.

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