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Israel fears Gaza tensions will continue

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After Israel sealed off the territory as part of an ongoing siege, unemployment rose to about 43 percent, among the highest rates in the world, according to the World Bank. 'We can all be calm. The Gaza Strip, home to 1.8 million, has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. "The Israeli army is prepared for any scenario". Read More »

US Jets Intercepted Russian Warplanes in Syria, Pentagon Says

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The Russian Defense Ministry said the planes were Su-25 jets, and that they were escorting a humanitarian aid convoy. At one point during Wednesday's incident, the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed chaff and flares to convince the Russian Su-25s to leave the area, and one USA pilot had to "aggressively manoeuvre" to avoid a mid-air collision, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said. Read More »

Bashar Al-Jaafari Blames Saudis, UN For Talks Failure

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Washington is "committed to the Geneva process" and the USA believes "the future of Syria will not include Bashar al-Assad, but that is ultimately up to the Syrian power and the Syrian voters to decide", Nauert said. The regime delegates conferred with de Mistura a day later. De Mistura's comments late Wednesday to Swiss broadcaster RTS came near the end of the eighth round of intra-Syrian peace talks under his mediation since early 2016. Read More »

Referendum on abortion in Republic

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Meanwhile, the committee also voted in favour of a recommendation by the Citizen's Assembly that abortion should be legalised if there is a real and substantial physical risk to life or health of the woman. "Nonetheless, it was encouraging to see the Committee recommending that the abortion pill be made available via Global Positioning System, and that those seeking abortion as a result of rape not be required to "prove" their attack". Read More »

Labourer gets death for Jisha rape-murder

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The court's decision proved that it had agreed with nearly all arguments of the prosecution which had pressed for death penalty for the Assamese youth by pointing out that the brutality behind Jisha murder made it identical with the Nirbhaya case. Read More »

FAITH: Christmas at Christ Lutheran

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This joint Anglican and Methodist service will take place on Christmas Eve at 3pm and is especially aimed at families with children of primary school age. Waits Road, Kendallville, will host a singing group, The Webb Family, at its worship service Sunday at 9 a.m. December 24: Rockford Springs Community Church invites you to join us as we celebrate the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ, at our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 24 , at 9:00 p.m. Read More »

Bermuda rescinds same-sex marriage despite warning it will hurt tourism

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If Mr Rankin gives assent to the Bill, no further gay marriages will be allowed. According to Grant Spurling, a lawyer who represented the couple in the marriage equality case, "the [Bermuda Supreme] Court is bound by legislation" under Bermuda's legal system, unlike in the United States where courts can overturn legislation or policies that violate the Constitution. Read More »

Man, woman and 4-month-old baby in hospital after stabbing

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The infant was taken to a trauma centre. The child is in critical condition at SickKids Hospital, while the man was taken to St. Michael's Hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds. He said police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. She said learned about the incident after watching the news. The caller said a man and a baby had been stabbed. Read More »

Austria gas hub blast caused by filtration system flaw - gas official

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Earlier today, it was reported that transit supplies through the gas hub were resumed and the gas transmission lines were operating at full capacity. "We can confirm that there's been an explosion, which occurred around 9 a.m. Vienna time [08:00 GMT] on the grounds of Baumgarten natural gas station". Read More »

UN Secretary General Warns Against 'Sleepwalking' Into War Over North Korea

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Chairman Hong Joon-pyo met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday in Tokyo to discuss the North Korean nuclear issue. He stressed the diplomatic engagement will allow for a peaceful resolution of the North Korean crisis. "It is very clear that security council resolutions need to be fully implemented", Guterres explained. Abe says he agreed that possible dialogue with North Korea must be meaningful and aimed at the country's denuclearisation. Read More »

Britain First leader Paul Golding arrested in Belfast

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It came minutes after Jayda Fransen , 31, appeared in court in the city accused of behaviour intended or likely to stir up hatred. They added Golding had been taken to Musgrave Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Station for interview. Read More »

Blast rocks NY hub, suspect in custody

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The suspect in the incident at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, a block from Times Square, was identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, the New York Police Department commissioner said. He is now hospitalized at Bellevue Hospital, where he is being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen, New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. Read More »

Deadline to sign up for health coverage approaching this Friday

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The enrollment period was cut from 90 days to 45 days. Majority who have contacted me, I've been able to tell them there really isn't going to be any changes with the ACA immediately. The agency released a list of 21 organizations around the country that are empowered to enroll consumers through their sites as if they were Healthcare.gov. Read More »

PM to attend OIC extraordinary summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif

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Most OIC Member States are expected to attend. The Turkish Foreign Minister said this U.S. decision is null and void for us. It is to mention here that Pakistan has called upon the United States to refrain from any move that altered the legal and historical status as well as character of Al-Quds, urging USA to fully comply with all applicable UN Security Council resolutions including UNSCR 478. Read More »

Uber Customer Accidentally Charged $18000 For A 21-Minute Ride

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We all, at some point, have paid extra for a short ride in the cab due to surge pricing , but that was not the case here. And both Uber and Lyft just agreed to reimburse riders who were hit with surge pricing charges immediately after the terrorist bombing in the subway below New York City's Port Authority bus terminal on December 11th. Read More »

Israeli Air force strikes Gaza following alleged attack on Israel

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Two Palestinian militants were killed in Gaza on Tuesday in an explosion whose cause was unclear, with Israel denying claims from authorities in the Hamas-run enclave that it was responsible. "They should recognise another fact concerning Jerusalem: It is not only the capital of Israel, but we also maintain respect in Jerusalem for the freedom of worship for all religions, and we are the ones in the Middle East who do this like no one else". Read More »

Pakistan confident ICJ will reject India's claim for Jadhav's 'acquittal or release'

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Jadhav was arrested in Pakistan's Balochistan Province over charges of alleged involvement in espionage and subversive activities for India's intelligence agency - the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). On April 10, COAS, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by Field General Court Martial (FGCM). The dossier contained Jadhav's confessional statement and related documents and evidence of Indian interference in Balochistan. Read More »

Two to three inches of snow expected tomorrow morning

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A wind advisory remains in until 9 p.m. Wednesday for Central Illinois as a storm system passes over the northern part of the state. Tonight: Snow , mainly after 8pm. The heaviest snow is expected to blanket Grand Haven, Grand Rapids and Charlotte to the north. A 90 percent chance of snow is predicted for Wednesday night and a 60 percent chance on Thursday . Read More »

PM Narendra Modi dedicates INS Kalvari to the nation

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For the Indian Navy, life comes a full circle today. That is why the Indian Ocean has a special place in the policies of the Government, he added. The Prime Minister said the 21st century belongs to Asia and the road to development will pass through the Indian Ocean. Read More »

Death toll from Mogadishu police academy attack rises to 13

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The police camp is Somalia's biggest police academy. Witnesses said the police were gathering for their early morning parade, and were crowded in an open square when the bomber attacked. The attack comes barely two months after the militants stormed Nasa Hablood II hotel in the city centre killing more than 25 people. Al-Shabab has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa and is increasingly targeted by the USA military after the Trump administration early this year approved ... Read More »

Coventry Township woman accused of dismembering husband to appear in court

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Records don't show an attorney for her. Deputies were called to a home on Linda Street near Cottage Grove Road in Coventry Township on Saturday. He smelt something and saw maggots. A tote bag in the back yard of the home contained the dismembered remains of Howard, police said. Police received a tip off about possible remains and arrested Eubank after searching the house. Read More »

Putin: Trump opponents harm USA with 'invented' Russian Federation scandal

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He said the United States opposition were not treating those who elected Mr Trump with respect. But he also said that some of Washington's past actions had provoked North Korea into violating a 2005 agreement to curb its nuclear programme. Putin has served as either prime minister or president of Russian Federation since 1999 and announced last week his plan to run for re-election for a term that would run through 2024.He is widely expected to win. Read More »

Lingering Lake Effect Snow Plus Arctic Cold

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Maximum temperatures of only 4 or 5 degrees Celsius generally, but 7 or 8 degrees Celsius along southern fringes. Then, two more weak low-pressure systems are forecast to bring chances for snow showers Wednesday night into Thursday and on Friday . Read More »

The special election brought out more voters than predicted

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That number is larger than the 20,715 votes by which Jones beat Moore, something that's been cited in analyzing Moore's defeat in the conservative state. " Many Americans do not have one of the forms of identification states acceptable for voting", according to the ACLU. "Such voters more frequently have difficulty obtaining ID, because they can not afford or can not obtain the underlying documents that are a prerequisite to obtaining government-issued photo ID card". Read More »

Fishburne Military honors veterans with Wreaths Across America ceremony

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Wreaths Across America efforts first began in Ottawa County in 2014, organized and funded at the time by the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office. "Wreaths Across America serves a cause that is close to our hearts - more than 10 percent of our drivers are veterans and several of my family members have served overseas", said Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking . Read More »

Cuomo proposes taking guns from domestic abusers

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In domestic abuse cases, judges issue orders of protection after an individual is arrested, but before they are convicted. The proposal follows a flood of requests from gun-safety advocates. If it's in the case of the U.S. Congress, the taxpayers pay. Why? Why? The proposal would bolster the state's law to match a federal law banning misdemeanor domestic abusers from carrying firearms. Read More »

Kentucky Lawmaker Kills Himself Amid Sexual Assault Allegations, Officials Say

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Dan Johnson shot himself Wednesday on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, "and the gun was recovered", quoting Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell. Johnson is infamous for likening former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to monkeys. But in an interview with WKYX radio, he spoke in general about the "reprehensible" allegations against Johnson and four other Republican lawmakers who recently settled a sexual-harassment claim outside of court. Read More »

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has died - here is his replacement

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A civil rights lawyer and housing advocate as a young adult, Lee spent his middle-aged years as a low-profile city bureaucrat. "The mayor was clearly continuing the leadership of the previous mayor in response to HIV and AIDS and that is so important for the continuation of the work we have been trying to do to get to zero HIV transmissions, HIV deaths, and stigma", said Garcia, who met the ambulance that brought Lee to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and remained there until ... Read More »

After war of words, PM Modi & Manmohan Singh shake hands

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While Modi will cast his vote at Sabarmati Assembly constituency, Advani is expected to exercise his franchise at Jamalpur-Khadia seat and Jaitley in Vejalpur constituency, all located in Ahmedabad , a party release said. "My track record of public service to the country over last five decades is known to everyone". Shah took on Singh over Rahul Gandhi publicly tearing a copy of an ordinance cleared by his Cabinet. Read More »

WTO: India resolute on food security

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Owing to the USA not respecting the Nairobi MC decision, India had decided not to take any chances by just agreeing to a Ministerial Text/Declaration on a "permanent solution", the sources added. The "Peace Clause" is available to developing nations, including India, till a "permanent solution" is found by the WTO members to the issue of public stockholding for food security purposes. Read More »

Salvation Army packs food bags for Lincoln families

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While the Christmas Goal is $250,000, officials say they must take in a minimum of $213,000 to avoid cuts to community services. It's a busy time of year for the Lincoln Salvation Army . All of the more than 600 children on the Angel Tree this year have been adopted! Also, the Salvation Army of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler Counties has some good news to share. Read More »

Three men plead guilty to operating Mirai botnet

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At its peak, according to the DOJ, Mirai "consisted of hundreds of thousands of compromised devices", many of them located across Alaska . Jha released the Mirai source code shortly afterwards, thereby encouraging others to build their own Mirai botnets and launch even bigger DDoS attacks . Read More »

Video shows officers handcuffing a shrieking 11-year-old at gunpoint

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Don't cuff her, '" Hodges said of the officers. Cops instead detained Honestie and two other women who tried to leave the home. Instead, at a nearby home, they encountered Honestie Hodges - the suspect's niece - who was walking out the door on the way to the store with her mom and another aunt. Read More »

Donald Trump Signs Directive to Send Astronauts Back to Moon

The signing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the last time humans set foot on the moon: the 12-day mission of Apollo 17 in 1972. Americans will return to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972 and in the long-term will use the moon as a way-station for a journey to Mars, U.S. Read More »

Saudi king prioritizes economic reforms for coming year

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He was met from his plane by Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, with the two leaders pictured walking hand in hand. The urgent and timely discussions between the two sides reflected the deep-rooted historical ties between the two kingdoms that have withstood the test of time. Read More »

Grassley: Two controversial federal bench nominees won't be confirmed

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Additionally, Grassley said the administration "should not proceed" with the nomination of Brett Talley, who Trump picked to become a federal judge in Alabama. Asked about this story at Tuesday's briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she wasn't sure if Trump and Grassley have "spoken directly" about the issue. Read More »

Katie Taylor goes the distance in successfully defending world title

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The 31-year-old looked comfortable in the early rounds but McCaskill grew into the fight and landed a left hook in the sixth round to leave Taylor wobbling. The champion was in the referee's bad books in the third round as McCaskill's bustling style didn't allow her to settle and she shipped one decent shot, though she managed to score herself before the bell. Read More »

Israel hits Gaza after rocket fire; 3 injured

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Israel considers responsible for the "hostile act" committed from the territory of the Gaza Strip . Israeli planes and tanks shelled the Palestinian territory on Monday after the rocket strike, in what was the latest in a series of cross-border exchanges that have left at least four Palestinians dead. Read More »

Explosion in New York Bus Terminal, One in Custody, Others Injured

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Authorities are investigating the attack. "At this point in time, all we know of is one individual who - thank God - was unsuccessful in his aims", de Blasio said during a press conference. The metro began skipping the 42nd street station after the explosion . NYPD sources said a pipe bomb went off in a subway tunnel near Times Square, injuring a man who police identified as the suspect. Read More »

Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain on The View

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Since leaving office, Biden has pursued many projects including the Biden Cancer Initiative to "develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes". Read More »

Ronaldo Breaks Record As Madrid Edge Al-Jazira To Advance

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Real fielded a full-strength side with the exception of the injured Sergio Ramos and made an explosive start, having five attempts on goal in the first 12 minutes. Al Jazira looked to have doubled their lead one minute into the second half but the strike from Mbark Boussoufa was correctly ruled out for offside and Cristiano Ronaldo eased Real's nerves by smashing in the equaliser in the 52nd minute. Read More »