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Met Éireann issue update on the nationwide weather warning for Storm Eleanor

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Storm Eleanor, the fifth named storm of the season to hit the United Kingdom, is expected to arrive tonight (January 2) and will continue on throughout tomorrow (January 3). "Our frontline teams are on the ground checking defences and may close coastal flood gates this week". The status orange warning is valid from 5pm to 10pm on Tuesday, January 2. Read More »

Bundle up: New Year's Eve temperatures to remain in single digits

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Overnight the low should be around 5 degrees. As Ray Russell from Ray's Weather explains, "Cold air squeezed the proverbial blood out of a turnip Sunday, frigid air producing light, fluffy snow out of very dry air". Residents across the area should make preparations for an extended period of cold weather. Skies will be partly sunny this New Year's Eve. The National Weather Service issued two wind chill advisories Monday, lasting until noon Wednesday: Wind chills could dip as low as -15 ... Read More »

At least 20 dead in protests in Iran

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The clashes were allegedly sparked by protesters who tried to steal guns from the station. Nearby, Aslan, a 52-year-old man in the area who was not demonstrating, said protesters "need a chance to show they are not happy". Addressing a meeting of Iranian MPs, Hassan Rouhani played down the significance of the demonstrations and said compared to similar incidents in the past they were "nothing". Read More »

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear button is always on his desk

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The ship can carry 5,100 tons of oil and has a crew mostly from China and Myanmar, Yonhap News Agency reported, adding that South Korea's intelligence and customs officials are conducting a joint probe into the vessel. 'We must mass-produce nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles and speed up their deployment, ' said Kim in his annual address to the nation. Kim said in a New Year's Day speech on Monday he would consider sending a delegation to the Olympics. Read More »

Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday

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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that the government was in talks with Congress party for smooth passage of the legislation, which was passed by Lok Sabha last week. Sources in Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress said the party will oppose the bill in the Rajya Sabha over the "criminalisation clause". As given that the ruling Modi -led Government does not enjoy the majority in the Upper House, and a number of regional parties have uttered their disapproval over the proposed ... Read More »

Clever Kiwis Invent Solution To Beat NYE Beach Booze Ban

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The island was still standing as of New Year's Day, a beacon of hope as we begin 2018. Stuff .co.nz reports they built the island out of sand during a low tide on Sunday, and it was just big enough to fit a picnic table and an Esky. " If I had known that, I probably would have joined them ", he said . "That's the one thing I absolutely love about the Coromandel - the inventive nature of the people", she said. Read More »

Israel says is not involved in Iran's internal affairs

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Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Yisrael Katz told IDF Radio on Monday that while Israel is not involved in the uprising, he wishes the Iranian people "success in the struggle for freedom and democracy". "They have problems - serious problems", he said, cautioning that "if we intervene we will weaken those in Iran who might in the future be inclined to [promote] a better policy, which would bring us back into a relationship with Iran like we had before". Read More »

Police looking for two missing juveniles in relation to a suspicious death

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He is driving a gray 2017 Hyundai Accent with Texas license plate JGH9845. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are asking for the public's help to locate two missing girls they believe to be in extreme danger. Griffith is a 14-year-old white female, approximately 5 feet tall and 100 pounds with dirty blonde hair, braces, and a nose stud in her right nostril. Read More »

Korea's presidential office hails North's proposal on PyeongChang delegation

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North Korea's leader said on Monday during his New Year's Day address that his country is willing to send a delegation of athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea. Kim also said North Korea could meet with South Korea "as soon as possible" to discuss the possibility of sending a delegation to the games, CNN reported. Read More »

Wind Chill Advisory In Effect New Year's Eve Into New Year's Day

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Overnight lows tonight and Tuesday morning will generally be around 20, with teens possible in spots. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for the rest of the region which includes the Twin Cities Metro area and west central Wisconsin. Wind: N 5-10. Low: -3. Skies will be clear for New Year's Eve night. Those flurries will be so light that no accumulations are expected, so no biggie. Read More »

Frost's UCF journey ends with Knights' victory over Auburn in Peach Bowl

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First play for Auburn resulted in the Tigers giving up the first sack. Having scored 30 or more points in each of their first 12 games of the season, the Knights own the longest current streak of games with 30-plus points at 12. The 6-foot-1 Miami native is a three-year starter for the Tigers. Auburn lost the rematch with Georgia, of course, but in that game, SEC Offensive Player of the Year Kerryon Johnson , who has 1,320 rushing yards and 19 total touchdowns, was severely hampered ... Read More »

Muslim women to be allowed to perform Haj alone

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He said, "Why this discrimination?" "Our Ministry of Minority Affairs issued corrective measures and we ameliorated the restriction by phasing out a tradition that had been in practice for the past 70 years". Explaining the reason to oppose the decision, Mr. Obedullah of Jamia Nizamia said that as per Shariyat, a woman can not perform Haj without Mahram . Read More »

Palestinian who slapped IDF soldiers charged with assault

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The teenager and her mother Nariman were ordered to be kept behind bars for an additional eight days by Ofer Court, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Israel Defense Forces said in a written statement. In 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was killed at a protest after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by an Israeli soldier. Ahed Tamimi and her mother, Nariman, who was also arrested, will face the same military court later on Monday for a hearing, during which the prosecution could ... Read More »

Oakville's Annual Polar Bear Dip Cancelled Over Safety Concerns

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With the wind chill, it could feel like -30. Though it was colder when the group took a dip in 2014, organizer Todd Courage said the beach froze over with a thick sheet of ice and was unsafe to walk on, barefoot or otherwise. It added it's looking into running the event on a later date, but is encouraging anyone doing their own "mini polar bear dip" on New Year's Day to post video to Facebook or Twitter . Read More »

Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on Jan 8

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India said it remained committed to addressing humanitarian matters, including those pertaining to prisoners and fishermen in each other's country. The agreement states that both countries will release the names of the prisoners twice a year (January 1st and July 1st). Read More »

Family Members Killed in Shooting in New Jersey

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Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni told The Associated Press that the teen is expected to face four counts of murder in the shooting deaths. Police and the prosecutor's office say more details would be released later Monday. The gun was legally owned and registered to the address when the incident unfolded. The prosecutor's office posted on Twitter after 2 a.m. that there was "no threat to the public as it is believed to be an isolated domestic incident". Read More »

Netanyahu's party approves resolution to annex West Bank, open settlements

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Likud voted Sunday in favor of a non-binding resolution, asking Israeli law to be applied to "the freed settled expanses of the West Bank", referring to the parts of the occupied land where Israel has built illegal settlements since 1967. In 2009, Netanyahu voiced conditional support for the establishment of a Palestinian state in a landmark speech, though talks with Palestinians have largely stalled while he has led Israel's government. Read More »

First baby of 2018 born just ten seconds after midnight

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He weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, according to the news release. First-time mother Emma MacDonald, 29, gave birth to 7lb 2oz baby girl, Bonnie Petrucci. His arrival at 1.30am was the first of the year at the city's Royal Infirmary. He is the O'Leary's first child and has yet to be named. The unnamed baby was born at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. Read More »

'No more', says Trump about USA aid to Pakistan

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US President Donald Trump on Monday made what can be considered a formal announcement that his country was stopping any and all financial aid to Pakistan. The event was conducted in the wake of the US President Donald Trump-led administration unilaterally identifying and declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Read More »

Iran warns protesters 'will pay the price' as unrest turn deadly

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The protester was shown with his features pixelated and used the pseudonym Muhsan to avoid reprisals from the Iranian authorities. Two demonstrators were killed during a protest in western Iran late Saturday. "I do not know whether yesterday's shooting was done by rally participants or the police and this issue is being investigated", Khademi was quoted by ILNA as saying. Read More »

UK: Fire Destroys More Than 1000 Cars in Liverpool

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My handbag was in it, our cards, cash, everything. A spokesperson for the Liverpool Echo Arena said: "We regret to announce that the Liverpool International Horse Show has been cancelled tonight due to a serious fire in the multi-storey auto park on site". Read More »

Two people killed in Iran amid calls for fresh protests

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A viral internet video of two dead demonstrators who passed away in Dorud, Iran after sustaining gunshot wounds fired by anti-riot police has forced authorities to block access to Instagram and Telegram social media Apps in the country. United States President Donald Trump weighed in, saying "oppressive regimes can not endure forever". Hundreds of people have been arrested. "That's why police intervened to restore peace and order", he told ILNA. Read More »

Delhi starts New Year with thick fog; flights, train services affected

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The weather department has confirmed that the temperature at New Delhi was recorded at 6.4 degree Celsius on Sunday morning - a bit below the average temperature of the season. The visibility which was 1,500 metres at 3.30 a.m. dropped rapidly to zero at 5.30 a.m. A successful take off requires a minimum visibility range of 125 metres. Read More »

Israel officially confirmed its withdrawal from UNESCO

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Israel joins the United States, which submitted its own withdrawal from UNESCO in October, citing the organization's severe anti-Israel bias and its need for reform. Israel also has a rightful place inside an institution that is among the most active in promoting dialogue among cultures, fighting violent extremism and conserving heritage affected, notably, by the destructive acts of terrorist organizations. Read More »

The Bills Are Sending the Bengals Wings For Beating the Ravens

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That result left the Bills so ecstatic, they made a decision to share their joy with Cincinnati. The Bengals knocked the Ravens out of the playoffs on Sunday with a game-winning touchdown in the final minute to win it 31-27. It's going to be the coldest game in franchise history but the Ravens have a chance to get to the postseason for the first time in two years. However, the opposite happened. Read More »

Trump says East could use some 'global warming' this weekend

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that "good old global warming " could improve conditions for Americans in the east of the country now experiencing extreme cold weather. In other parts of the USA, temperatures will be above average for New Year's Eve. The National Weather Service has released extreme-cold weather advisories across parts of the Northeast, Midwest, the West and New England. Read More »

NRC draft final, Assam on alert

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After the publication of the first draft, second and third drafts will be published by the authorities before releasing the final list, said the official, who is in regular touch with the Assam government officials, who is monitoring the situation closely. Read More »

Extreme cold warning issued for Toronto

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A record-breaking Arctic air is set to encompass all of Ontario in its icy grip. Winds are expected to be light, but the extreme cold will still produce windchill temperatures below minus-35 Sunday morning, and again later tonight during New Year's Eve celebrations. Read More »

Sydney seaplane crash leaves six people killed

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Experienced sea pilot Gareth Morgan, 44, was the sixth victim. Russian news agency Interfax quoted a source as saying the suspect was 35-year-old Dmitry Lukyanenko, a resident of St Petersburg and member of the nationalist "New Age" movement. Read More »

Plane with 12 believed aboard crashes in Costa Rica

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Shocking pictures showing the burning wreckage of the plane at the crash site have been released by Costa Rican authorities. The cause of the crash was not yet known, the country's security ministry said. The plane crashed in a wooded area on Sunday. The ministry also said later that 10 foreigners were passengers aboard the plane, which was flown by two Costa Rican pilots. Read More »

Trump boasts he has same approval rating as Obama after first year

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This is compared to the 44 percent who say they "strongly disapprove". On the men's side, only Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, has earned more top places than Obama's 10, with 12 to his name. She is the woman Americans most admire for the 16th year in a row. Eleanor Roosevelt is second with 13 wins. ( CNN ) - President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his approval ratings at this point in his presidency rival those of Barack Obama , citing a report from ... Read More »

Several hurt in crackdown on DR Congo protests

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Florence Marchal, spokeswoman for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, said security forces had shot dead at least seven people in Kinshasa. They want Kabila to declare publicly that he will not run for another term as president. The country has not had a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in 1960. Read More »

Amit Shah to visit State tomorrow

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Shah, during his visit, will inaugurate the party office established in Shillong as this is the heart of the state. Shah will reportedly hold a meeting with all the BJP MPs and MLAs in the state which will be followed by deliberation with the in-charges of all its assembly constituencies. Read More »

Toll from Afghan funeral bombing rises to 17

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It follows multiple bomb blasts on December 28 at a Shi'ite cultural center in the capital, Kabul , that left at least 41 people dead and more than 80 wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast which authorities initially said was caused by a suicide attacker but now believe was triggered by explosives attached to a motorcycle. Read More »

Titans Rule RB DeMarco Murray Out for Sunday's Game

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Jacksonville posted a 3-13 record in 2016. That's why Jaguars coach Doug Marrone likely showed his team the Henry-Ramsey encounter, which happened multiple times in Jacksonville's Week 2 blowout home loss to the Titans. The Jacksonville Jaguars are heading to the playoffs, which many thought would be absurd with Blake Bortles still at quarterback. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard scores what proves to be the deciding points on a three-yard fumble return. Read More »

Attack on Cairo church leaves at least nine dead

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Some thought the terrorists were after Egypt's Christians. About an hour later, a Coptic-owned shop in the same area was attacked, leaving two dead. Egypt's Coptic Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic terrorists in several attacks since a year ago that have killed over 100 people and wounded many others. Read More »

Deputies wounded in shooting in suburban Denver

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It is unclear exactly how many officers were shot. The official Twitter account for the sheriff's office is asking people to avoid the area. Douglas County, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Colorado State Patrol. Read More »

Big boost for NPP as 8 Meghalaya MLAs join the party

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The eight legislators are set to join NPP in a public rally supposed to be held on January 4 in Polo ground. But the appointment of Mr. Pala as working president is significant as the Lok Sabha member is known to be a critic of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and the move is seen as an attempt to achieve a balance of power within the Congress. Read More »

Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy talk New Year's Rockin' Eve

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When I really thought about how attractive it was, there was so many people that I said, you know what? She said: "I didn't obsess over the New Year's Eve thing". "I think we'll have extra layers and I will probably have a notepad so if I can't speak I can write", joked Seacrest . "We are excited to have that performance". Read More »

New Jersey Minimum Wage Set to Increase in 2018

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The minimum wage for tipped employees would gradually increase from $3.38 until reaching the minimum wage for all other workers in 2024. The citizen-approved law increased the wage to $9 per hour a year ago, and it will rise to $10 per hour on January 1. Read More »

Victims identified in 'savage' murder in upstate NY

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Troy police Chief John Tedesco had assured the public there was no imminent danger because it appeared the murders were not a random act and the victims may have been targeted for undisclosed reasons. The men will next appear in court on January 4. They were being held at the Rensselaer County jail without bail. Police sources told the newspaper that one of the suspects was acquainted with one of the dead women. Read More »

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

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Search and Rescue teams are still trying to locate the aircraft - which is believed to still be submerged. There was no further information on the identities of those on board. "The sequence of events leading up to the accident are not yet understood, however following the impact with the water, the aircraft is reported to have sunk rapidly". Read More »

Seoul seizes Panama vessel for alleged N. Korea ties

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South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of global sanctions , a customs official said on Sunday, Reuters reported. They formally seized the Winmore in late December after the Security Council passed a new resolution requiring the detention of vessels involved in North Korean sanctions violations. Read More »

Hosting 10 Asean leaders on Republic Day matter of pride: Modi

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Speaking about his idea of a "New India", Modi said, "New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption, dirt and poverty". He said, a system should be created so that every young person on turning 18 should automatically get to know about the areas like skill development, innovation and entrepreneurship. Read More »

Meghan Markle's Estranged Sister Is Royally Pissed At Prince Harry

This was the first Christmas that Markle had joined the royal family. The Queen noted in her annual Christmas message that the family was looking forward "to welcoming new members into it next year". "Our dad is wonderful and completely self sacrificing". Of course, it is interesting to note that Grant is getting ready to release a tell-all book about Meghan and is likely going to cash in on the high-profile couple, hinted at by her comment to grab the book and read the "facts" for ... Read More »

House victor to be decided January 4

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Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds in the 94th House District "a deliberate strategy to make it more hard for the House to organize smoothly". The Board of Elections postponed the random drawing to decide a victor for the 94th district on Wednesday after Democrat Shelly Simonds filed paperwork asking the judges to reconsider their latest recount decision. Read More »