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House prices rise in Northern Ireland

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Across the United Kingdom, new buyer enquiries, instructions and sales all continued to drift lower while three-month expectations point to a flat picture in the coming months. For properties listed between £1million and £500,000, 56% of respondents cited sales prices coming in below asking price. "On a national basis, whilst the near-term view on pricing may be slightly downbeat, the report does indicates that many surveyors believe that the twelve month view on the United Kingdom ... Read More »

Senate Leadership Close to Long-Term Budget Deal

Senate leaders announced a budget deal Wednesday to increase federal spending by about $400 billion over two years - a proposal that's nearly sure to face significant resistance in the House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., said she will not vote for the measure unless House Speaker Paul Ryan promises to hold a vote on the Deferred Action on Child Arrivals ( DACA ). Read More »

Syrian Kurdish YPG: Turkish army hit school, water plant in Syria's Afrin

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But the Americans have refused, creating the potential for an unprecedented armed conflict between two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the United States and Turkey - the latest twist on the seven-year-old war in Syria . Hassan emphasized the potential for symbolism in recent airstrikes: "If Russia wants to strike against the Syrian opposition and show them the costs of not playing along", he said, "it makes sense because in striking these areas, they strike the symbols of the ... Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation finds no evidence of altercation in border patrol agent's death

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The mystery surrounding the death of US Border Patrol agent Rogelio "Roger" Martinez is nowhere close to being solved. Martinez would die hours later from head injuries, according to preliminary information from the medical examiner. The Medical Examiner was not, however, able to determine the manner of death - meaning that an accidental death was not ruled out after autopsy. "I was shocked, I was angry, I was disappointed", Ms. Read More »

Senate Announces 2-Year Budget Deal That's A Huge Win For GOP

It also includes two years of funding for community health centres and extends several expiring health care programmes. Senate leaders announced a budget deal Wednesday to increase federal spending by about $400 billion over two years - a proposal that's nearly sure to face significant resistance in the House. Read More »

North Korean cheering group to arrive in South for Olympics

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The diplomatic wrangling came as hundreds gathered in the coastal town of Gangwon to welcome North Korea's delegation to the Olympic Village. During the jet refueling stop, Pence is expected to receive a briefing on the nation's missile defense system, followed by a press conference. Read More »

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage law

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Bermudan Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown, whose party proposed the legislation, said that Britain "recognises that this is a local government decision" and claimed that the law still protects the rights of gay couples. She said that after "full and careful consideration" of Bermuda's constitutional and worldwide obligations, Johnson had decided that it would "not be appropriate" to block the legislation, something she said only took place in exceptional circumstances. Read More »

Heavy snow showers on the way as ice continues to freeze UK

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As for this week, most of the country is set to be hit by flurries of snow, sleet and rain up to the weekend. The alert is in place from 9pm this evening until 9am tomorrow morning. "Southern counties will probably see small amounts of rain a compared to other areas though". After some rain and hill snow later on, temperatures will drop leading to widespread ice on paths and roads. Read More »

Trump backs bipartisan funds settlement, calls on Congress to 'assist our troops'

The Obama-era initiative protects from deportation almost 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors. The bill passed 245-182, but this is just the first step. The White House has been pushing for an increase that would last two years. "This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among congressional leaders and the White House", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , a Republican , said on the Senate floor. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Pyeongchang Games opens with curling

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the United States and its allies were striving to peacefully dismantle North Korea's nuclear programme and alleviate the suffering of its people but reiterated that all options were on the table. Read More »

Chance for freezing rain Tuesday in OKC is slight

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A winter storm is expected to drop at least 4 to 7 inches of snow and other mixed precipitation on the region over the course of Wednesday , according to the National Weather Service . "I think you'll see a little bit of a mix with this system", White said , "likely a little bit of both freezing rain and snow". Sunday night's low of around 5 degrees will be followed by highs through Thursday no better than 29 degrees. Read More »

Netanyahu suggests police could implicate him in corruption probe

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Netanyahu has denied all charges. Netanyahu shrugged off the reports in a video posted on Facebook. "I want to calm you: there will be nothing, because I know the truth", said Netanyahu . Netanyahu's video came following reports in the media that police will recommend that Netanyahu stand trial over bribery in Case 1000. Police have established a team of investigators whose job is to try and find error and "holes" in the cases against Netanyahu , Channel 10 and Ynet reported. Read More »

Winter weather advisory issued for western Pennsylvania beginning early Wednesday

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Accuweather is looking at a similar storm, predicting 6-10 inches around the county, with most of the snow to fall Wednesday as well. "Minor ice accumulations are also possible, mainly south of Interstate 80", forecasters warn. The exact track of this storm is still unsure, so snow amounts could be adjusted. "Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday". Read More »

Senators' Burrows suspended 10 games

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After the linesmen wrapped up the players in the ice, Burrows raised his leg in the air and dropped his knee into the back of Hall's head twice. In the midst of their scrap, Burrows repeatedly took his knee to the back of Hall's head. "This is a unsafe and unjustifiable attack that runs the risk of severe injury, and such plays will not be tolerated by the Department of Player Safety". Read More »

Steele wrote memo based on information fed through Clinton campaign - released documents

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Steele's memorandum states that his company 'received this report from U.S. State Department, ' that the report was the second in a series, and that the report was information that came from a foreign sub-source 'who is in touch with BLANK, a contact of BLANK, a friend of the Clintons , who passed it to BLANK.' It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Read More »

Brexit 'could cut Scottish GDP by 9%'

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The detail of the studies comes after the papers were leaked to Buzzfeed last week. The SNP's Stephen Gethins asked her: "The Scottish Government analysis has shown that a " no deal " scenario could cost Scotland up to 8.5 per cent of GDP". Read More »

More say Trump responsible for economy than Obama

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In the Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday night, 50 percent of respondents said they believed that the Russian Federation investigation was legitimate, compared to 42 percent who said it was a "political witch hunt" - an argument made by Trump, his associates and members of the GOP. Read More »

Mom says Washington daycare waxed toddler's eyebrows

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When she picked the child up later, a patch of skin between the child's eyebrows was red and it appeared eyebrow hairs were removed. Salgado, who is student at the community college, said she pulled her daughter out of day care and has not returned to her classes since then. Read More »

Russians penetrated USA voter systems, DHS cybersecurity chief tells NBC

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The head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security revealed Wednesday that Russian Federation managed to hack into voter registration rolls of several states during the 2016 presidential election. "If you don't, you're going to just continue to invite consequences for yourself, '" Tillerson told Fox News . Russians penetrated voter registration rolls in several states before the 2016 presidential election, according to a USA official charged with protecting American elections ... Read More »

More substantial snow on the way

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He said that he does expect the precipitation to let up by 7:00 Wednesday morning. Accuweather.com calls for snow from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. with chances of ice and rain increasing after 1 p.m. The village of Whitehall also declared a snow emergency, starting at midnight Wednesday . Stay tuned to Weather Watch 12 for the latest updates . Read More »

Opposition phases walkout of Lok Sabha after PM Modi's handle

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You are not to make accusations here...", he said, adding that PM Modi's continued silence on the deal to buy Rafale fighter jets confirmed their suspicions that there was something wrong. Many of them are out on bail in corruption cases, he said and noted that four former Chief Ministers are behind bars. Moreover, Congress leaders believe anti-incumbency is rising against the BJP governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh , Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Haryana which, they said, will be ... Read More »

Abe counts on Winter Games to polish image

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The Olympics have triggered an apparent rapprochement on the divided peninsula, where tensions have been high over the nuclear-armed North's weapons ambitions. SHAPIRO: Do you expect her role at the Olympics to be largely as a figurehead ceremonial, or could she actually be involved in substantive talks on important issues? "There was a request for oil support during our discussions with the North after the ship arrived, and we're reviewing it now", ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told a ... Read More »

NK cheerleaders travel to S. Korea ahead of Olympics

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Pence, who is set to lead the United States delegation at the opening ceremonies Friday, made the announcement in Japan on Wednesday, following meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "People understand this isn't the calmest place in the world right now". North Korean cheerleaders arrive at the Pyeongchang Games. The vice president also pledged that the Trump administration is committed to aiding Japan handle any future threats from Pyongyang. Read More »

Kia unveils new compact SUV in India

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Ltd may showcase a 125cc scooter and a sports bike concept. Yamaha's Motoroid is a concept motorcycle that boasts of some interesting technological improvements that set it apart from anything else available in the market. The Seoul-headquartered company booked one of the biggest enclosures at the Expo that had been occupied by market leader Maruti Suzuki in the previous editions of the event. Read More »

Here's a game plan for how UNC can upset Duke

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Duke has committed about 3.5 more turnovers in losses than in wins, so teams that make smart choices on defense -something the Tar Heels often whiffed on in the three losses before the win over Pitt- can take advantage of Blue Devil carelessness. Read More »

Richardson police negotiating with suspect who shot police officer, civilian

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A civilian, whose condition is unknown, was also wounded in the shooting, police said. The Richardson Police Department did not immediately identify the officer's name as authorities work to notify the officer's family. Our officer is deceased.... One officer, responding to a disturbance call, was shot, as well as one civilian. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the officer's death "a loss to all enforcement and everyone in our great state". Read More »

North Korean official facing sanctions may get exemption

On a six-day trip to Japan and South Korea , Mr Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea . He will also hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Minister of Finance Taro Aso and will address USA troops at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo before flying to South Korea on Thursday. Read More »

N. Korea and the US Exchange Warnings During Disarmament Talks

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The disarmament conference came days after US President Donald Trump's administration said it would modernise its existing nuclear stockpile in what is largely a continuation of Barack Obama's nuclear policy. Pyongyang is under tightening economic embargo that has been imposed courtesy of the USA government and the UN General Assembly. On Tuesday, a U.S. Read More »

Scorching air balloon crashes in Dixons Creek close to Melbourne

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Hard conditions and an unexpected wind change caused are said to have caused the heavy landing on Bleases Lane in Dixons Creek, north-east of Melbourne , about 7am. A spokeswoman for Victoria Police said seven people were taken to hospital with injuries. Other hot air balloon operators said they did not experience any trouble during their flights or landings this morning. Read More »

NWS says false tsunami alert coded correctly

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Whoever is to blame, one thing is for certain: No Tsunami hit the East coast Tuesday morning, thankfully. "The National Tsunami Warning Center did NOT issue a Tsunami Warning, Watch, or Advisory for any part of the United States or Canada this morning", the center tweeted. Read More »