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Russian Federation defends idea of Syria peace congress in Sochi

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Valery Gerasimov , said on Wednesday. He said that information came from aerial surveillance . "They are tasked with destabilizing the situation". Gerasimov cited a BBC report about a secret US -led coalition deal to let hundreds of Islamic State (IS) fighters escape their former stronghold of Raqqa in October. Read More »

'There is no place for Assad in future Syria' - Erdogan

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Why?" Erdogan's comments came just days after the powerbrokers agreed to hold a peace congress for Syria in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi in late January. Erdogan thanked the government and people of Tunisia for their support to Turkey following the defeated coup attempt a year ago. "Any steps against Jerusalem's historic status and holiness are unacceptable", Erdogan said, adding that his country will work toward worldwide recognition of the Palestinian state and seek the support of ... Read More »

Irishman dies after incident in Australia

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A man has already appeared in court in connection with the attack on 32-year-old Charles McCarthy, and is due to appear again in the new year. A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. His brother Daniel and other family members travelled over the Christmas holiday from their home in Aghada to Perth to be at his bedside before the life support machine was switched off. Read More »

OH teens face murder charges in I-75 sandbag death

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It is alleged that Byrd was engaged and had a 1-year-old son. "I would appreciate if [the boys' parents] could at least call my auntie and tell her they're sorry", said Byrd's cousin Shaveontae King to the Blade. The four teens had originally been arrested and booked at the Lucas County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of felonious assault, but Byrd's death prompted the charges to be upgraded to homicide. Read More »

Donald Trump's former campaign manager faces sexual assault complaint

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Singer Joy Villa filed a police report against Corey Lewandowski , alleging he sexually assaulted her during a holiday party in November. Villa said she was told that by a detective that the slapping incident she described was not considered "harassment", as she initially thought, but "assault". Read More »

Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to nation: Jaitley

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Days of back-channel negotiations and exchange of drafts later, the government and Congress Wednesday resolved the stalemate in Parliament which had brought the winter session to a standstill over remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress veteran Mani Shankar Aiyar at the height of the Gujarat election campaign. Read More »

'Fireball' Seen in the Sky Across New England, Canada

It was also likely between 10 and 25 miles up in the air, keeping it out of range of aircraft. A Massport spokeswoman said Boston Logan International Airport operations did not report any impact or untoward incidents. The unusual thing is that, in today's time everyone has a smartphone hut a few people were able to take photos of that golf-ball size meteor. It may be noted that in October 2013, when an asteroid which was big like a bus exploded over Russian Federation, it injured 1100 people. Read More »

NIA court drops MCOCA charges against Col Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya, 2 others

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Reacting to the dropping of MCOCA charges against Sadhvi Pragya and Purohit, Congress accused BJP government of pressurising lawyers to help the accused. Twelve people were arrested in the case, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit. Earlier on December 18, the Bombay High Court, had dismissed petitions filed by both Colonel Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya challenging the sanction for their prosecution under the UAPA. Read More »

CPEC Offer to Afghanistan Not Directed Against India: China

The country also said that no third country should try to influence or disturb the project. December 26, 2017 (EIRNS)-In the first-ever trilateral meeting, foreign ministers of China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan reaffirmed their commitment to improving their relations, deepening mutually beneficial cooperation, advancing connectivity under China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and fighting terrorism in all its forms and manifestation without any distinction, PTI Islamabad reported today. Read More »

More lake-effect snow, colder temperatures on the way for Northeast

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A similar advisory for LaPorte County was in effect until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Heavy, lake-effect snow is being blamed for causing crashes and stranding vehicles in the Oswego County town of Boylston, in the Tug Hill Plateau about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Syracuse. Read More »

Yellow weather warning - risky ice overnight

There is also a smaller chance that individual homes and businesses could be flooded". But the weather warning, which covers much of Wales plus England from the Thames Valley to as far north as Leeds and Manchester, warns of disruption later. Read More »

Jessica Falkholt and sister Annabelle fighting to life after vehicle crash

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In 2017 she starred in a short film called Green River: Part One and has also appeared in the new fantasy movie Harmony, which is expected to be released in 2018. They visited the family's home in Ryde, north-west of Sydney but after finding no-one there tracked down extended family members. "Sadly those family members are travelling to the St George and Liverpool Hospitals to engage with their loved ones who are very much in a critical condition at this time", Highway Patrol Chief Inspector ... Read More »

Historic White House Tree to be Cut Down This Week

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It is the oldest tree on the White House grounds, a witness to Easter egg rolls and state ceremonies, a resignation, a plane crash, all the tumult and triumph of 39 presidencies, the Washington Post reported. Stephanie Grisham, her communications director, told the news organisation that US President Donald Trump's wife personally reviewed the reports from the United States National Arboretum. Read More »

Russia Launches Angola's First Telecom Satellite Using Ukrainian Rocket

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EST) Tuesday from Site 45 at the historic spaceport in Kazakhstan, where launch is scheduled for 1 a.m. Wednesday local time. AngoSat 1 was built by a Russian consortium and about 45 technicians had undergone training on its operations. The Zenit-3SLBF comprises a Zenit-3SLB launch vehicle, designed by Pivdenne Bureau, and Fregat-SB booster stage and payload fairing, both developed by Russia's NPO Lavochkin Scientific and Production Association. Read More »

Analytical Overview of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS)

About 2.38M shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since December 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 60 investors sold CVS shares while 571 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. Read More »

Obama tells Prince Harry that social media is 'corroding civil discourse'

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After quizzing Obama, Prince Harry said: "I haven't done that many interviews but it was quite fun, especially interviewing President Obama despite the fact he wanted to interview me". In a brief live segment at the end of the show, he prince was asked by the BBC whether the Obamas would be invited to his wedding with USA actress Meghan Markle next year. Read More »

Super-yachts on track to smash Sydney to Hobart record

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Fourteen hours into the contest, and the annual 628 mile Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race 2017 - the 73rd to be staged - has been giving us object lessons in knowing when to avoid trouble even if it means short term loss, and then putting the foot to the floor when the road is clear and straight. Read More »

Drone strike kills two near Pak-Afghan border

They said the strike was in Kurram Agency, Pakistan , near the Paktia border. Trump has taken a hardline stance on Pakistan, which he says provides safe haven to terrorists including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network carrying out attacks in Afghanistan . Read More »

New Arunachal BJP MLAs take oath

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The counting of votes for RK Nagar, Pakke-Kasang, 28-Likabali, Sikandra, Sabang Assembly Bye-elections will begin at 8 AM today, Sunday. The BJP is leading with 16,605 votes in the by-election to the Sikandra Assembly seat of Uttar Pradesh, while the Samajwadi Party is at the second spot with 12,917 votes. Read More »

Emergency Medical Evacuations Begin in Syria

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The UN launched an urgent call to evacuate 500 patients from this region and warned that list of patients is waning due to lack of attention. The International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria tweeted early Wednesday that the evacuations had begun, but did not provide any further details. Read More »

Trump hits the golf course after Christmas

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says there is no "singular reason" why President Trump hasn't extended a state visit invitation yet, but she says the administration hopes to schedule one early in the new year. On Tuesday, he is playing with Sen. Perdue was ranked by Golf Digest past year as the best golfer among elected officials in Washington. President Donald Trump returned to the golf course Tuesday for his third round while on vacation in Palm Beach, one day after ... Read More »

'Comfort Women' row with Japan unresolved , South Korea says

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Despite the agreement, ties between the two neighbours remain tense over statues which South Korean activists positioned outside Japanese diplomatic missions in memory of the victims. The new South Korean government under President Moon Jae-in who took office in May said the 2015 deal was not "emotionally" acceptable to South Koreans, ordering a review of the whole procedure in reaching the agreement. Read More »

Cong lashes out at ministers Hegde, Ahir over remarks

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Both Houses were disrupted by opposition members over Hegde s remarks. Yes, I know but Constitution has been amended many times, we will also amend it. "Some people are trying to establish a new tradition by calling themselves secularists, and I am sceptical about being called secular", Hegde had said at a function organised by the Brahman Yuva Parishad in Kukanur town in Yelburga taluk. Read More »

'Oil Trade Between N. Korea & China Under Discussion at UNSC'

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In addition to periodic meetings between high-ranking officials of the two nations' militaries and intelligence agencies, a direct hotline will be installed between the Seoul headquarters of US forces based in South Korea and the Chinese military's Northern Theater Command, which is based in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Read More »

Area gasoline prices rise amid high demand

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Phoenix- $2.26/g, down 2.2 cents per gallon from last week's $2.29/g. As more drivers hit the road for the holidays, the increase in driving demand is likely the cause for increases in some states, says AAA in its report. Tuesday's national average compared to $2.42 the same day last week; $2.51 the prior month; and $2.29 the same day a year ago. States with the highest average gasoline prices: Hawaii ($3.29), Alaska ($3.10), California ($3.07), Washington ($2.88), OR ($2.73), Pennsylvania ... Read More »

Sydney mother faces execution if convicted of drug offences in Malaysia

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He told reporters there are possibly other people, most women, who have been conned it the same situations. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned that scammers targeting Australians in love scams will go to "great lengths to gain your interest and trust, such as sharing personal information and even sending you gifts". Read More »

Aleksei Navalny can not be registered as presidential candidate in Russian Federation

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Yury Berchenko, one of some 300 supporters who gathered in the tent, called Navalny an "honest and sincere" man , saying he should be allowed to contest the vote. Mr Navalny rose to prominence in 2009 with investigations into official corruption and became a protest leader when hundreds of thousands took to the streets across Russian Federation in 2011 to protest electoral fraud. Read More »

Man says he sent gift-wrapped horse manure to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

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CBS2's Cristy Fajardo reported Saturday night that police said the package contained gift-wrapped horse manure. No evacuations were ordered, but the street was closed while authorities examined the large box. Strong, who has been active with the Occupy L.A. movement, told local radio station KPCC that he was surprised he hadn't been arrested and realized that he might have jeopardized his job working for Los Angeles County as a psychologist. Read More »

Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal CM, Modi, Amit Shah present

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Set to be sworn in as the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh today, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) leader Jairam Thakur said on Wednesday that people have shown faith in the saffron party. The Congress, which has been dislodged this time, managed to win 21 seats, while independents had bagged two and Communist Party of India (Marxist) one. Read More »

Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC Sells 913 Shares of Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)

NexOptic Technology Corp. (OTCMKTS:NXOPF) has 0.00% since December 26, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500. Kimberly Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB ) had an increase of 9.42% in short interest. 7,894 are owned by Kentucky Retirement Systems. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Whittier Of Nevada stated it has 0.15% in Tesla, Inc. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. Read More »

Independence Bowl Betting Preview: Southern Miss vs. Florida State

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But there are strong and athletic wide receivers at the heart of the Southern Miss passing attack, led by big-play wideout Korey Robertson and the team's WR2 in Allenzae Staggers. With a team ranked almost last in free-throw percentage in the ACC at 66.2 percent, Hamilton will surely continue to have his team work on their shots from the line . Read More »