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British woman Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers

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The ordeal has been a hammer blow to the family, who claim Miss Plummer had no idea what she doing was illegal and was just "daft". She wept as she appeared before a judge in handcuffs on Christmas morning and was suddenly handed a three-year sentence for the charge of drug smuggling, the report said. Read More »

Dossier a 'Crooked Hillary Piece of Garbage'

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FBI CANNOT (after the majority of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. CNN justice correspondent Evan Perez falsely told his network's viewers on Tuesday that anti-Trump Republicans first funded the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, much of which remains unverified. Read More »

Christmas tree recycling continues until January 23

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Trees must cut and put in the green waste carts, and placed curbside for pickup on regular green waste collection days. You can drop off your trees at Del Mar Park, Olympic Park or Saddle Rock Golf Course. Locals can now drop off their trees at either the Central Landfill in Newark, or the Berlin, Pocomoke, or Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers. Read More »

United States sanctions two more North Korean officials over ballistic missile programme

Sergey Lavrov scolded the abrasive USA response to North Korea's threats, telling Tillerson in a phone call that it was "unacceptable". The regime's latest nuclear test was in September, involving what it claimed to be a hydrogen bomb. Lavrov also "highlighted that it is unacceptable to exacerbate tensions around the Korean peninsula with Washington's aggressive rhetoric toward Pyongyang and increasing military preparations in the region". Read More »

Pak-China-Afghan trilateral meeting stresses over talks with Taliban

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Talking to reporters on Monday, Wang said: "China, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as three neighbors, will naturally try to strengthen cooperation amongst each other". "We saw two days ago that the Vice President of the United States has the gall, has the audacity to say that he puts Pakistan on notice". Speaking to the media after the meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said for maintaining peace in the region, it was important to eliminate terrorism. Read More »

National Weather Service issues high wind advisory

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Watch Channel 11 Morning News starting at 4:30 a.m. for wind chills. In addition to the winds, several inches of snow are expected to fall Tuesday into Wednesday night. Winds: W 15-30 miles per hour. Temperatures are forecast to moderate some towards the end of the week before another arctic blast arrives just before the new year. Read More »

Odisha Celebrates Christmas with Joy and Fervour

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Locals along with the tourists present in the Valley joined the celebrations on the auspicious day. Christmas was celebrated with traditional fervour in Odisha today as thousands thronged churches for special prayers. No Christian faces any problem here. The celebrations this time were more upbeat compared to a year ago. Facilitating the Christian community on their celebratory occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in their separate messages lauded ... Read More »

Ukraine grateful for United States weapons, Russian Federation voices outrage

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The United States says it has chose to provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" to help it "deter further aggression" as it battles Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, including Javelin anti-tank missiles. Ukraine accuses Russian Federation of sending the tanks, and the USA says Moscow is arming, training and fighting alongside the separatists. Read More »

UAE has information Tunisian women may commit 'terrorist acts', Tunisia says

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Tunisia's state-run news agency TAP quoted the UAE ambassador to Tunisia as saying that the measures were "temporary and relating to security arrangements" and that the travel restrictions have been lifted. The decision applied to women and girls of all ages. "The UAE authorities informed the Tunisian side about the reports and information on [terrorists'] plans to attack the UAE and stage a terror attack involving Tunisian women during the Christmas celebrations", a high-ranking source in ... Read More »

Dershowitz Lauds Haley: UN is a 'Place of Hate' for US, Israel

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President Donald Trump should have called him before the Jerusalem decision, amid Trump's move to recognize the holy city as Israel's capital and a United Nations resolution denouncing his decision, Hurriyet writes. decision. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (l.) shakes hands Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a joint press conference in Jerusalem. Read More »

'Russian spy' who worked as interpreter at Number 10 is arrested

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He has been named as Stanislav Yezhov , the official translator for the Ukrainian prime minister. BREAKING: Was a Russian spy inside Downing St in July? The SBU said he was detained at his workplace. "The intruder transferred the collected data via electronic communication channels", the press office of the Security Council reported. The man worked in Ukraine's cabinet of ministers where he would have had access to sensitive government information, as well as attending high-level ... Read More »

Trump commutes sentence for local rabbi's father

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A statement released by the White House cited the fact that the commutation was an action "encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, from Nancy Pelosi to Orrin Hatch". Rubashkin was released Wednesday from the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, N.Y. While there may be concern about leniency being granted in a case where a company profited from the labor of illegal immigrants, Trump found an unlikely ally in Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Read More »

Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February

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Cuban state-run media is reporting the current Cuban parliament has chose to extend its session up until April. Elections have been delayed due to the extensive damage caused to the island by Hurricane Irma, state media reported . Some Cuban dissidents have noted what they consider "lack of leadership" by the Cuban vice president, who has issued harsh statements about the United States and the Cuban opposition in a leaked video. Read More »

Bristol City dump holders Man Utd out of League Cup

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The beasts who have been devouring all Premier League opposition this season, though, may find Ashton Gate as tricky and oppressive a venue as Mourinho's men, who became the Robins' fourth Premier League victims of their inspired Cup run. Read More »

Videos show officer being dragged by suspect's auto

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Cusack, 47, approached a vehicle with two people inside, and he has a conversation with them. The auto reached speeds of 60 miles per hour, according to the police report. It eventually slowed down because of oncoming traffic, allowing officers to corner the suspects on the shoulder. The car's passenger was also taken into custody. Read More »

Al Franken will resign from the Senate on January 2

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Franken added he will continue to give a series of speeches before he leaves. The shocking allegations against the 66-year-old Minnesota senator prompted several Democrats to call on him to step down. "I will keep on standing up for the things I have faith in as a resident and as a dissident", he said. The two-term senator, who has denied allegations from more than a half-dozen women that he touched them inappropriately or made unwanted sexual advances, will be replaced by Minnesota Lt. Read More »

Business as usual for European Union banks after Brexit

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Carney told the Treasury Select Committee that it did not make sense to tell banks they must create subsidiaries, causing a "tremendous amount of cost and disruption", only to change the guidance if there is a co-operation agreement in the future. Read More »

Trump disputes report he was angry over Gorsuch comments

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Further, he accused the Washington Post of inventing the "unnamed sources". One interesting note in the Post's story is that Gorsuch " sent the president a handwritten letter dated March 2, thanking him for the nomination and explaining how grateful he was". Read More »

Turkish FM to head to USA for United Nations vote on Jerusalem

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Security Council members that would have required U.S. President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a vote that showed the depth of global opposition to the U.S. "The General Assembly will say, without the fear of the veto, that the worldwide community is refusing to accept the unilateral position of the United States", Mansour told reporters. Read More »

Twitter suspends accounts of far-right British group retweeted by Trump

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Among the accounts to be suspended is that of Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen who gained notoriety when three anti-Muslim videos she posted were retweeted by US President Donald Trump . "It's not surprising, of course", she continued. "Twitter staff may find themselves struggling to distinguish among guerrillas, terrorists, revolutionaries, and dissidents". Read More »

Mild Now, Much Colder by Christmas

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The storm, if it arrives as forecast, will come after Owatonna got its own taste of bitter December weather past year. "It is definitely going to be the coldest air of the season", said Dean Packingham, senior meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Duluth. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi takes charge as Congress president

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also addressed the gathering and said that with Rahul Gandhi's elevation the party will witness a new energy. But perseverance paid off and by 2004, Sonia had led the Congress to a surprise victory in the Lok Sabha elections and formed a coalition government with outside support from the Left parties. Read More »

North Korea to blame for WannaCry cyberattack

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This was enough, at the time, to insinuate North Korea was behind Wannacry , though researchers warned it was " well short of poof , " and that copying snippets of code is not uncommon among unrelated hacker groups. During the attack, personal data was stolen from private users and ransom payment was requested in the form of bitcoin. Some experts later concluded the ransom threat may have been a distraction meant to disguise a more destructive intent. Read More »

Islamic State Attack In Kabul Ended, Three Militants Reported Killed

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Gunmen stormed a military training centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul, triggering clashes with police. The spokesman of the police in this capital, Basir Mujahid, declared that the attackers meant to enter the building of the National Directorate of Security, action frustrated by the troops that did not have casualties and neither among the civilians who were in the place. Read More »

"Transgender" among list of words reportedly banned at the CDC

She told The Washington Post that four other banned words and phrases; " transgender ", " fetus ", "evidence-based", and " science-based " - were communicated verbally. Those materials, including supporting documents, are also provided to Congress. Federal agencies are sending in their budget proposals to the Office of Management and Budget, which has authority about what is included. Read More »

Ronaldo Breaks Club World Cup Record

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Al Jazira struck first blood in the 41st minute of the match when the Brazilian striker Romarinho placed a shot in at the far post with his right boot, beating Keylor Navas. "I have still got some way to go to get back to full fitness". "I have to improve a bit, but I have to be patient". But Cristiano Ronaldo equalized early in the second half and Bale netted the victor less than a minute after replacing Karim Benzema. Read More »

The GOP tax bill could be passed next week

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Pressed as to why the individual tax cuts will be temporary rather than permanent (the tax cuts for corporations and other businesses are permanent), Mr. All 29 of the targeted lawmakers voted for the House version last month, including some members from California, New York and New Jersey - high-tax states that have been anxious about the plan's treatment of state and local taxes. Read More »

Lions break out Rockettes celebration vs. Bears

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After that, you had Marvin Jones make a circus catch by out-jumping Bears safety Eddie Jackson . Stafford's first touchdown was a 3-yard score to T.J. The Lions have a lot to be dancing about in the early going of Saturday's game against the Bears. Matthew Stafford connected with TJ Jones to help Detroit establish a 13-0 lead. Read More »

2 killed after powerful natural disaster strikes Java, tsunami alert issued

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Tremors from the natural disaster lasted for up to 30 seconds and were felt 125 miles away in the capital, Jakarta , where high-rise buildings swayed for several seconds, prompting those inside to leave their homes. Tasikmalaya, Pangandaran and Ciamis are the most affected regions due to closest proximity. The Indonesian meteorology agency said the quake occurred at 11:47 p.m. Read More »

Toronto billionaire, wife found dead; Police call deaths 'suspicious'

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Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday. The company undercut name-brand drugs by producing cheaper generic versions. "We are at a loss of words", Sarah Alva, one of the Sherman's neighbours, said. Read More »

Union Cabinet Clears Bill That Makes 'Triple Talaq' A Criminal Offence

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Calling the move to introduce a legislation seeking to criminalise triple talaq an attempt to demonise the Muslim community under the garb of "saving" and "protecting" Muslim women , Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday dashed off a letter to the Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad , objecting to the Centre's proposal. Read More »