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JetBlue plane skids off taxiway in Boston, no injuries

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Monday, according to the Associated Press . "And, yeah, it started getting rough", passenger Steve Chisholm told ABC-affiliated WCVB news. 'Buses transported customers from the aircraft to the terminal'. There were about 13,500 reported outages in the state as of 10:30 a.m., officials said. They also reduced the speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike to 40 miles per hour. Read More »

Hafiz Saeed inaugurates Milli Muslim League office in Lahore

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Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had declined the registration off the MML as political party, based on the Interior Ministry's inputs. The interior ministry categorically made it clear that the state will not allow mainstreaming of jihad outfits. The JuD chief, however, believed that India was forcing the Pakistani government to abandon the Kashmir cause "which is not possible". Read More »

Hull woman jailed for 3 years in Egypt

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She has insisted the Tramadol tablets were for her Egyptian partner who suffers chronic back pain. Ms Plummer's sister, Rachel, said her sister was visibly nervous, upset and sleep deprived. She obviously can't think straight. Her lawyer Mohamed Othman said a plane ticket which showed she paid twice as much for her flights as the drugs were worth shows she was not looking to sell them. Read More »

NJ weather: Snow, wind in the forecast for Christmas

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Snow moves in south of I-70 around 2pm. Temperatures will be well below freezing in the mid 20s. Most of the region will have a break in the snow overnight into the first half of Sunday , with a low overnight around 25. Somewhat heavier snow is likely in some areas, especially in the Greater Toronto Area where a snowfall warning is in effect. The details have been blurry, but there is a good chance that Burien will see about an inch of snow tonight into Christmas morning. Read More »

Vietnam spared terror of Typhoon Tembin

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A powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday and failed to make landfall in Vietnam. Manuel Luis Ochotorena, head of regional disaster agency, said he expected the death toll to rise. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the ministry, through the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), was on immediate standby to provide humanitarian assistance to areas affected by the tropical storm, unleashing ... Read More »

Prince County could see 15 centimetres of snow Christmas Day

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According to Environment Canada , a Texan low is heading toward the area "at the speed of Rudolph later today". Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel hard over some locations. A high of -8 C is expected Boxing Day, with a 30 per cent chance of more flurries. "Cold brisk winds on Monday will likely create some local blowing snow as well", Environment Canada said. Read More »

Two men die after jeep is swept away in Christmas Day tragedy

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Irish police divers pulled two bodies from the river at about 4am on Christmas morning. It is understood the three men were using a locally known route to return home in the early hours. The two men's funerals will be held later this week. Police are now investigating the cause of the incident. In a message on Facebook , the local Macra na Feirme branch described it as an "unbelievably numbing day", and said the two men had been valued members and "absolute gentlemen". Read More »

What to expect from Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's reception tonight

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As the photos started to trickle in, it was clear that it was a dream wedding in Tuscany, Italy; which was attended only by family members and a select few. There are floor to-ceiling windows that separate the ballroom from the Astor terrace, which gives ample sunlight and moonlight.Indeed, the venue will make a flawless location for the wedding of the year, as there is a skyline in the background. Read More »

Light snow possible Tuesday morning

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Monday, according to the weather service. Tonight's low is around 10 with a wind chill between minus 1 and 4. NWS Seattle reported 2.2 inches of snow at Sand Point with light snow continuing through the morning. Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. There is a risk of snow falling to lower-levels over the Midlands to the Chilterns, with scattered wintry showers in the north. Read More »

US says it negotiated $285M cut in United Nations budget

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Nikki Haley said. Last week, Trump threatened to cut funding to countries that supported a United Nations resolution rejecting his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The US budget cut falls in line with one of the Trump administration's goals of reducing American financial contributions to the world body. Earlier, President Donald Trump had also threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favour of the United Nations draft resolution. Read More »

Christmas tree recycling offered to city residents

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At elevations of between 2,500 and 3,000 feet above sea level, North Carolina's Ashe County is the top grower, providing approximately two million trees in 2012, according to the most recent data available. The Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The county also teams up with the city of Charlottesville, chipping trees collected through the city's curbside pick-up program. Read More »

Valmiki community lodges complaint against Salman, Shilpa for hurting sentiments

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And according to the law, they should get imprisonment of five years. We have filed a complaint. And talking of his fans, only the elite people did not make him "Salman Khan the Star", even Dalit people like us also watch his films. "Actor Shilpa Shetty stated in an interview "I look like a bhangi " - it appears from her statement that she is encouraging and spreading ill-feeling among the entire society". Read More »

Christmas gifts: Why did Jesus have to come in the flesh?

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Many of us arrive at Christmas as thoroughly tired, exhausted and stressed, as Mary and Joseph must have felt after their long journey to Bethlehem and parenthood. Yet, He wasn't finished. The reason that Jesus was born was so that sinners can go to heaven. Therefore, God caused the decree of a pagan ruler to take Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Read More »

Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM: Full list of ministers

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BJP national chief Amit Shah arrived in the city on Monday evening and took stock of the arrangement of the swearing-in ceremony venue at Helipad ground in the capital city. Earlier he assumed office of Gujarat CM in August 2016. A senior BJP leader said the party will be mindful of a blend of factors such as experience, caste, and region while selecting ministers. Read More »

Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

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Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its eternal and undivided capital while the Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. The Trump administration says recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is a "reflection of reality" and that the physical location of the embassy has no bearing on the USA commitment to a two-state solution in the Middle East. Read More »

North Korea may try a change of tactics in 2018

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He said the global community had shown it was united in its condemnation of the North's "reckless behaviour". She also recalled China's earlier proposal of finding a solution to the crisis, which included the United States and South Korea putting an end to military drills in the region in return for Pyongyang abandoning its weapons program. Read More »

Pennsylvania woman gets $284 billion electric bill

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Thankfully, when she reached out to electric company, her bill was corrected to $284.46. And while she wasn't expected to pay the colossal amount off fully until November 2018, she was expected to dish out a hefty minimum for December of $28,156. Read More »

Vehicle driver rams SPD party's Berlin HQ

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A 58-year-old man tried to kill himself on Christmas Eve by ramming a vehicle packed with explosive materials into a German political party headquarters. There was no indication that the man, who was slightly injured in the crash, was an extremist, Berlin media said. The building's sprinkler system extinguished the resulting blaze. Read More »

Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour

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In Pakistan, the Christian community celebrates its religious festival with traditional enthusiasm. Faithful from all over the country gathered in large numbers at Shrine Basilica of our Lady of Health in Vailankanni and also New Jerusalem Church at Tarangambadi, the oldest protestant church in Asia, and offered prayers. Read More »

In Christmas message, queen honours cities hit by terror

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A framed photograph of Ms Markle and fiance Prince Harry was displayed with other family pictures as the monarch spoke, and the couple also featured in video footage aired at the end of the festive broadcast. London suffered the Westminster Bridge attack in March, which claimed the lives of four pedestrians and a police officer, and there were eight more deaths when three terrorists in a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge then went on a knife rampage in Borough Market in June. Read More »

With messages of peace Christmas celebrated across Kashmir

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The Christian community in the metropolis on Monday celebrated Christmas with due religious fervour and enthusiasm. "This helps to kind of bring us back, not just for family and fellowship, but true worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." says Interim Pastor at First Baptist Church of Meridian Scott Hummel. Read More »

MO police: 1 year-old Springfield boy abducted by dad

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He is described as a white boy who weighs about 32 pounds. Bandurocskiy was last seen driving a White 2008 Scion TC bearing Arkansas license plates, 940 MNT. He was last seen wearing a black button-up shirt and dark blue jeans. Viktor has a history of domestic abuse, drug use and has made threats against the child, according to the Amber Alert. Read More »

Bay Area CHP officer killed Christmas Eve was father of 3

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Assistant Chief Ernest Sanchez said the driver was traveling at a high speed on Interstate 880 in Hayward when he slammed into the back of a CHP SUV parked on the right shoulder. "Anne and I are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Officer Camilleri, who died yesterday while working to keep our communities safe". The CHP said the woman, whose name was not released, was from Corcoran. Read More »

Blizzard Warning in Eastern NH

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Travel will be very unsafe to impossible and tree branches could fall as winds are expected to gust as high as 50 miles per hour causing whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Crews on deck ahead of the storm were dispatched early. Freezing rain is slowly being scoured out of the state, but more specifically what's happening is the storm is drying up. Read More »

North Korean Soldier and Two Sailors Defect to South Korea

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Shot five times, the soldier collapsed in a pile of leaves on the South's side, and was later rescued by South Korean soldiers. "In addition to further toughened sanctions , an increase in North Korea's investment in conventional forces in the aftermath of military pressure stemming from the (South Korean) deployment of American strategic assets is forecast to hit the North Korean economy seriously sometime after March next year", the institute said. Read More »

United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile tests

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The draft resolution would cap crude oil supplies to four million barrels per year and deliveries of refined petroleum products including diesel and kerosene would be capped at 500,000 barrels for next year. "China has made enormous efforts to push for settlement through dialogue and negotiations and has paid a price higher than all the other parties for the goal of implementing the council's resolutions", Deputy Ambassador Wu Haitao said. Read More »

Pit bull attack leaves Kentucky woman dead, husband injured

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Her husband, Johnny Saylor heard the commotion and ran outside. Deputies gave the following timeline of the events of the attack as they unfolded: Early Christmas Eve morning, the husband woke up looking for his wife who he said normally woke up before him. Read More »

Vijay Rupani to swear in as Gujarat CM on December 26

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Also few names like Smruthi Irani was on the table to see how things will go with her in Gujarat now. Earlier in the day, BJP's Central observer Arun Jaitley announced Rupani's name as CM in a meeting of elected MLAs at the party's State headquarters - Sri Kamalam. Read More »

Malta amongst United Nations vote condemning Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

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Chulalongkorn University political scientist Surachart Bamrungsuk welcomed the Thai government's decision. "It is because of this USA decision to support illegality and the blatant violations of our rights, that we will not accept the U.S.as the mediator in the peace process nor are we going to accept any plan from the USA side". Read More »

Navalny Supporters Rally in Russian Cities to Support Presidential Nomination

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The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation has refused to register a group of voters, who nominated opposition activist Aleksei Navalny for the presidential election in Russia . The BBC's Sarah Rainsford has been attending the Moscow nomination meeting for Mr Navalny. "We will give you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, all possible support, now and in the future", said Medvedev, addressing Putin by his first and patronymic names. Read More »