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Saudi-led coalition 'kills dozens of Yemen civilians' in 24 hour airstrikes

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Saudi air defenses intercepted the ballistic missile over Najran. Houthi spokesmen frequently announce the launch of "ballistic missiles" at military and civilian targets inside Saudi territory. He said that the missile was deliberately launched targeting civilian populated areas, but was intercepted and destroyed by the Patriot anti-missile system over the Najran skies. Read More »

India's Aadhaar open for abuse: Edward Snowden

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Snowden, who has always been a sceptic of governments in general, tweeted: "It is the natural tendency of government to desire flawless records of private lives". "Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and has robust uncompromised security". Nandan Nilekani's trailblazing biometric ID system, apparently modelled on first Federal Bureau of Investigation director J Edgar Hoover's massive central database of fingerprints, is in spotlight after reports of a cyber attack which leaked Aadhaar data. Read More »

Collins opposes plan to expand offshore oil drilling

In the decades since a 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara tarred sea-life and gave rise to the US environmental movement, politicians and environmental activists have built up ample ways to make it hard but not impossible for the Trump administration to renew drilling off California's coast. Read More »

$50000 Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Wilkes County

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People across the country are buying tickets for both lottery games in hopes of winning either one or both of the grand prizes, but the odds of winning both games would be 1 in 88 quadrillion, according to CNN . That means almost $1 billion is up for grabs between the Powerball and Mega Millions drawings this week. The winning numbers for Wednesday's Powerball jackpot were 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42. Read More »

North, South Korea to meet for talks Tuesday

The president's Tuesday evening tweet came in response to Kim's New Year's address, in which he repeated fiery nuclear threats against the United States. It's worth keeping in mind that at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, the 2002 Busan Asian Games, and the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, athletes from North and South Korea all marched together in the opening ceremony under the Unification Flag of Korea. Read More »

Roy Moore Accuser Sues Him for Defamation

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Moore's lawyer declined to comment to WaPo on the lawsuit against his client and the campaign. Corfman said in a statement that the suit seeks "to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold Mr. The allegations by Corfman, first reported November 9 by The Washington Post , were the centerpiece of a scandal that plagued Moore's campaign over the final month, which ended with a narrow loss to Democrat Doug Jones. Read More »

Kabul blast: Death toll rises to 20

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The attack happened on Thursday night in Banaee area of Kabul where a group of police officers were handling a protest, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. According to witnesses, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive while a confrontation between civilians and police forces was going on. The Sunni extremist group has recently increased its attacks against Shi'a in Afghanistan - particularly in Kabul . Read More »

North Korea hit its own city in missile launch blunder

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After its launch, the missile flew approximately 24 miles to the north-east but, no higher than around 43 miles, The Diplomat magazine reported. According to a US government source with knowledge of North Korea's weapons programs who spoke to The Diplomat , the missile's first stage engines failed after approximately one minute of powered flight, resulting in catastrophic failure. Read More »

Flights suspended at JFK due to 'bomb cyclone' storm

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Several flights heading to NY were diverted to Dulles International Airport after John F. Kennedy International Airport was shut down due to the weather. Friday, the Port Authority said in a tweet . All told, the airline said it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,2000 flights because of the storm. Read More »

Hot air balloon carrying tourists in Egypt crashes

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The casualties were rushed to hospital but there is no update on their condition, Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed. Hot air balloon incidents have occurred in the past over ancient Luxor. A fact-finding committee later found that the accident was probably caused by a gas leak near the burner, sparking a blaze that spread throughout the balloon. Read More »

Should coffee customers be charged 25p for disposable cups?

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Many retailers sell cups bearing the Mobius Loop and other recycling symbols, but while the cups can be deposited at some retailers and soon at bring banks coordinated by the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK), they cannot be placed in mixed or paper-specific recycling bins - the resultant contamination can lead to more waste going to landfill. Read More »

USA suspending security assistance to Pakistan

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Despite Pakistan's public objections to the US drone strikes, it is rumored to have given tacit approval to the ongoing controversial operations. Pakistan on Thursday said it would duly respond to any U.S drone strike on its soil. Briefing reporters, US officials stressed the suspension did not affect civilian aid to Pakistan and that the money could go through if Islamabad took decisive action against the groups. Read More »

1 dead as multiple crashes clog NY State Thruway near Buffalo

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Multiple extractions were needed. Twenty-two vehicles were directly involved in the crash, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted following reports of 75 vehicles involved in the crash. Trooper Michael Cassella in Albany says 15 to 25 cars and 10 tractor-trailers were involved in a series of collisions starting shortly before 2 p.m. Read More »

Madison County Schools push back start time due to weather

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Madison County Schools will start an hour early Wednesday because of freezing temperatures, district officials said. Recent icy temperatures that have gripped most of MS have forced officials at Madison County Schools to act. Georgetown County schools will be closed to all students and staff on Wednesday as well. Elementary, middle, P-8 and junior high school classes will begin at 10 a.m. Read More »

Salim Khan was moved by Salman Khan's performance in Tiger Zinda Hai

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The film is roaring at the Box Office with over Rs 272 crore so far. "#TigerZindaHai commences New Year with a POWER-PACKED PUNCH..." Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted today's figures. TZH is inspired by the real-life incident of the rescue of Indian nurses held hostage in Iraq by terrorists and at the helm of affairs of the mission is Indian RAW agent Tiger ( Salman Khan ). Read More »

Vijay Gokhale appointed as India's foreign secretary

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An Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1981 batch, Gokhale will succeed S. Jaishankar of the 1977 batch, who worked on India's embrace of the USA during his three-year tenure. Gokhale, who knows Mandarin, holds a Master's degree in History from Delhi University. Gokhale, while serving as India's Ambassador in China during the Doklam standoff was entrusted the responsibility of negotiating at the diplomatic level. Read More »

Water main break leaves Boston street covered in ice

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As of 2:30 p.m., the stretch of Main Street was still closed. They also said repairs are just off the roadway and a part of Stoughton Road may be icy due to the large volume of water. Jon O'Brien, superintendent of Sioux City's underground utilities department, said he couldn't be sure of what caused the water main to break, but added that cold weather is a possible cause. Read More »

Al Franken Will Resign on Tuesday

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Mark Dayton (D) appointed Smith to the Senate seat being left vacant by Franken, who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Franken said that the accusations gave people the "false impression that I was admitting to doing things that I, in fact, haven't done". Read More »

Hatch announces he will not seek re-election

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Many conservatives applauded Hatch's record over his seven terms in the Senate, but at 83 years old, it is probably time for Hatch to enjoy retirement. Hatch's term is set to expire in January 2019. His retirement raises speculation that Mitt Romney , the former governor of MA with deep roots in Utah, will seek the seat. Read More »

Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistan jails

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Asking rhetorically why the two countries were talking, the Dawn said: "There is simply no alternative; geographical and security realities mean that India and Pakistan will always have a number of reasons to speak to one another, no matter how hawkish a government there is in New Delhi ". Read More »

Dozens of snake eggs found in Australian school sandpit

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This group of snakes includes the Eastern brown snake, the most venomous snake in Australia and among the most venomous land snakes in the world. At first the eggs were thought to belong to one of the most deadly snakes in the world, the Eastern Brown Snake. Read More »

Tianjin Airlines launches new flight to Auckland

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Hawaiian Airlines's HA446 flight took off from the New Zealand capital, Auckland on New Year's Eve and landed in Honolulu the day before, as in the tropical island complex 2018 had not yet arrived. Because of the date line, Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland. While all of us kissed 2017 goodbye only once-at 12am, precisely, as January 1, 2018 hit us-there are a lucky few who got to experience the end of the year twice! It followed up with another tweet showing six aircraft - three ... Read More »

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Threaten Lawsuit Over Pizzagate Accusations

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On Friday, Chrissy revealed via Twitter that the couple plans to use a unisex name for their unborn child - although the search is now proving fruitless, as she tweeted her frustrating at not being able to come up with one. FGM in this instance is likely a reference to female genital mutilation. The 32-year-old later told her fans not to worry, as she'd settled on "Blaze Legend". Read More »

Death Toll Rises in Iran as Anti-Government Protests Continue

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Overnight clashes between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported on Tuesday, including some rioters who tried to storm a police station to steal weapons. "When it comes to regime survival, Khamenei calls the shots", Cliff Kupchan, chairman of a political risk firm called Eurasia Group, said in a briefing note. Read More »

Winter Storm Watch Thursday

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There is an increasing confidence in a winter storm producing accumulating snow and sleet across the eastern Carolinas, expected to develop late Wednesday morning, and persist through Wednesday night. Wherever the storm ends up tracking, driving will probably be a problem. While some kids will undoubtedly be disappointed with the potential near miss in terms of getting them out of school on Thursday, there may be the chance of more widespread delays on Friday. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: THESE four contestants nominated for eviction?

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Recently, the contestants, Puneesh Sharma , Shilpa Shinde , Vikas Gupta , Hina Khan , Akash Dadlani and Luv Tyagi , who are in the semi-finale week, faced nomination task. Vikas says that's true, now the task on Tuesday will decide what will happen. Shilpa says that such people can give their lives for people they are close to but that one has to listen to whatever such people say and do accordingly. Read More »

Israel Buttresses Its Jerusalem Bid, Passing New Legislation

Violence since Trump's announcement has left 13 Palestinians dead, with most killed in clashes with Israeli forces. Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December past year upended decades of United States foreign policy and countered an worldwide consensus that the fate of Jerusalem should be determined in negotiations. Read More »

Mega Millions jackpot at $343M for winning numbers drawing tonight

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The walls inside the station are covered in winning tickets, with prizes ranging from the hundreds to the millions of dollars awarded. The Mega Millions Jackpot for Tuesday's drawing is up to $363 million. 9 (15 times), while the least selected has been the No.14 (3 times). That took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei says 'enemies' swaying protests

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At least 12 people were reportedly killed before the latest clashes. Six civilians who tried to theft the police station to take weapon are also included in the list of nine people who made their last breath on Tuesday night in the central city of Qahdarijan. Read More »

What is instant triple talaq?

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Even as the historic Triple Talaq Bill faces its final test in the Rajya Sabha today, dissenting voices have begun to rear their ugly head, describing the bill as "irrational and pointless". Hoping for a smooth passage (of Triple Talaq bill) in Rajya Sabha. "We are having continuous talks with the Opposition parties, including the Congress". Read More »

Iran's oil production, exports not impacted by protests

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures settled at $60.42, the highest close since June 2015. Strong demand growth, especially from China , has also been supporting crude. Brent for March settlement rose 6 cents to $66.93/bbl on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, and traded at a premium of $6.41 to WTI for the same month. Read More »

Twins born in different years, but minutes apart

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It doesn't appear that there were any babies born on Samoa, Tonga, Kiritimati, or on any other Pacific islands. Her daughter was born less than 20 minutes after on New Year's Day. A doctor who helped deliver the twins says this is the first time he's experienced anything like this. The parents told KERO that the babies-Joaquin and Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros-were about one month early. Read More »

Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey?

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In his tweet , Trump appeared to be reacting to a report in the Daily Caller that found Abedin had forwarded State Department passwords to her personal Yahoo account before Yahoo faced a series of high-level hacks that affected all account-holders. Read More »

At least 12 injured after fire breaks out at Bronx building

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Firefighters have been pulled from the building and fight the blaze from outside, the FDNY said. Though more than a dozen were hurt, Nigro said all are expected to be OK. The blaze was accidentally lit by a 3 ½-year-old boy playing with the burners on his mother's stove, officials said Friday. His mother ran out with him and another child, leaving the apartment door open and allowing the fire to rush up to the other floors- trapping the residents. Read More »

Anger over anti-Muslim tweet by German nationalist

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Von Storch is one of 92 lawmakers for Alternative for Germany, or AfD, in the national parliament and her immunity from prosecution would have to be lifted for any investigation to be launched. The argument over von Storch's tweet - and a similar post on Facebook that she said was blocked in Germany - coincided with the full entry into force Monday of a law aimed at cracking down on hate speech on social networks. Read More »

Iran hard-liners rally as new protests over economy…

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But low-level strikes and demonstrations have continued, with bus drivers, teachers and factory workers protesting against unpaid wages and poor conditions. Mr Rouhani added that expressing criticism was completely different from being violent or destroying public property. A map shared by Iranian activists on social media showing the locations of anti-regime protests. Read More »

At least 7 hurt when truck crashes into pedestrians in San Francisco

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The city's fire department said on Twitter that one elderly pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries and another pedestrian has serious injuries. "As soon as I looked back and saw that my kids were okay, they weren't dead, like, I got them out of the auto and then I ran over to see the guy that got hit because he flung about 10 to 15 feet", King told ABC7. Read More »

Pakistan to crackdown on Hafiz Saeed; seize assets, finances of his charities

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Pakistan has barred companies, individuals and institutions from funding groups like Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) as the organisations were banned by the United Nations Security Council. Spokesmen for the JuD and FIF both said they could not comment until they receive official notifications of the government's plans. In early 2017, the federal government launched a crackdown on JuD, placing Hafiz Saeed under house arrest. Read More »

12 people killed amid nationwide protests

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So far, authorities have not released a nationwide figure for arrests. State TV reported that six people were killed during an attack on a police station in the town of Qahdarijan. 'They are hungry for food & for freedom. Germany has called on the government of Iran to let people exercise their right to peaceful protest. Asgar Naserbakht, deputy governor in Tehran, confirmed the arrests to the news agency on Tuesday, as protests across Iran entered their sixth day. Read More »

Bhima-Koregaon incident: Curfew-like situation in all districts of Western Mah

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In a latest development, the central railway suspended suburban services between Kurla and Vashi on its harbour corridor and is running special services between CSMT-Kurla and Vashi-Panvel section. The army of British East India Company, which had a large contingent of Dalit Mahars, had defeated the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy. On Sunday, Dalit and leftist groups commemorated the "victory battle" with a programme "Elgaar parishad" outside Shanivar Wada in Pune . Read More »

Victims of Sydney sea plane crash named

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Police divers are on scene and all six bodies have been recovered - five were passengers and the sixth was the pilot. The British Foreign office confirmed it was in touch with Australian officials amid reports that United Kingdom nationals died in the crash. Read More »