• Australia to scrutinise Facebook, Google

    Australia to scrutinise Facebook, Google

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    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched an inquiry into the effects of " digital platform providers" such as Facebook and Google on the media landscape. "This inquiry will mean they will no longer be able to claim, with a straight face, that their actions have all been fair play in an open competitive market, and that the problem lies exclusively with the traditional media business model".
  • South Korea, US kick off largest-ever air combat drill

    South Korea, US kick off largest-ever air combat drill

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    Around 12,000 US service members, including from the Marines and Navy, will join South Korean troops. In addition, six EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jets and dozens of F-15C and F-16 fighters will be mobilized to the air combat drill.
  • Kids with special needs get the chance to see Santa

    Kids with special needs get the chance to see Santa

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    The mall lights were dimmed, the music was turned off, the workshop was open before operating hours, and families scheduled in appointments to avoid waiting in line. In an attempt to help kids with disabilities enjoy seeing Santa, the Rushmore Mall brought in Sensitive Santa. "We know that taking a photo with Santa is a valued holiday tradition and we wanted to make that inclusive for all families", says Springfield Town Center Marketing Director Kimberly Baldy.
  • Rob Gronkowski apologizes for late hit on Bills defender

    Rob Gronkowski apologizes for late hit on Bills defender

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    This was not minimal. "It doesn't matter if they hit us after the whistle". "I know he's a better player than that". "Unnecessary. Unnecessary anywhere in this league". Cooks broke his streak of two straight games with a touchdown, and Sunday was his lowest receiving total of the year. The Bills at 6-6 are not out of the playoffs yet.
  • Russell Wilson's 3 TDs Lead Seahawks Past Carson Wentz, Eagles on SNF

    Russell Wilson's 3 TDs Lead Seahawks Past Carson Wentz, Eagles on SNF

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    The Eagles have spent most of this season showing us why they went all in on Wentz two springs ago. Tom Brady went 21 of 30 for 258 yards and an interception, while improving to 27-3 over Buffalo and breaking Brett Favre's National Football League record for most wins by a quarterback against any one opponent.
  • US Security Adviser: Potential for War with N. Korea Increasing Every Day

    US Security Adviser: Potential for War with N. Korea Increasing Every Day

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    The national security adviser went on to say the US military is growing and expanding thanks to President Trump's defense efforts. He pointed to China's "coercive economic power" over North Korea as a nonviolent solution, specifically in regard to fuel, because "you can't shoot a missile without fuel".
  • 3 bowl possibilities for the Aggies

    3 bowl possibilities for the Aggies

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    They also finished with an 8-5 (4-4 SEC) record previous year. The Aggies (7-5) will be seeking to win its fifth bowl game in the last seven tries when they face the Demon Deacons (7-5) in the Belk Bowl on Friday, Dec. Wake Forest began the season 4-0 before dropping four of its next five games. Texas A&M's football season began in a state on the West Coast and will end in a state on the East Coast.
  • Tim Wilson proposes to boyfriend in Parliament during same-sex marriage debate

    Tim Wilson proposes to boyfriend in Parliament during same-sex marriage debate

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    After noting Bolger's "resounding yes" in the Hansard, Australia's official parliamentary transcript, Deputy Speaker Rob Mitchell offered up a "well done, mate". "They are the answer to the question we can not ask", he said. 'You have had to tolerate more than most because you had to put up with me... trust me, ' he said between tears.
  • NMSU Aggies heading to the Arizona Bowl

    NMSU Aggies heading to the Arizona Bowl

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    Utah State returns to a bowl for the first time since losing to Akron in the Potato Bowl two years ago. NMSU chancellor and president Garrey Carruthers indicated on November 16 that it was possibly the only Sun Belt bowl bid the athletic department could afford to accept and the Arizona Bowl executive director Alan Young told the Las Cruces Sun-News he would be happy to host them.
  • Time for US Military Families to Leave S. Korea: Sen. Lindsey Graham

    Time for US Military Families to Leave S. Korea: Sen. Lindsey Graham

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    It also carried a "super-large heavy warhead" and traveled almost 2,800 miles, the agency said. North Korea reacted angrily on Sunday to the air manoeuvres, accusing the US and South Korea of a "grave military provocation" that will "push the already acute situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war".
  • How Many Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

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    At a certain point in the past four quarters, the shares traded as low as $4.95 but made a 125.05% recovery since then. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has risen 12.19% since December 1, 2016 and is uptrending. Weaver C Barksdale & Associates has invested 0% in Washington Federal, Inc. Ingalls Snyder Lc, a New York-based fund reported 46,846 shares. 41,940 were accumulated by Tcw Grp Inc.
  • Why I am returning to PDP - Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar

    Why I am returning to PDP - Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar

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    It is widely believed that Mr. Abubakar's may be gunning for the PDP's presidential ticket. In February 2014, he, again, defected to the then newly formed All Progressives Congress which comprised major leaders of the defunct Action Congress, a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Congress for Progressive Change.
  • San Francisco defends sanctuary status as backlash mounts

    San Francisco defends sanctuary status as backlash mounts

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    It's what led Jose Ines Garcia Zarate to be released from San Francisco's jail despite a federal request to detain him for deportation several weeks before Kate Steinle was fatally shot in the back in 2015. after the verdict was announced Thursday night, calling it "disgraceful". "BUILD THE WALL", Trump tweeted. "We're just shocked - saddened and shocked.
  • Trump's former top aides reveal extraordinary details about his diet

    Trump's former top aides reveal extraordinary details about his diet

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    He led Trump to winning the Republican presidential nomination, only to be muscled out by Paul Manafort, who became the campaign manager in the general election. "(T) he orchestrating and timing of Mr. Trump's meals was as important as any other aspect of his march to the presidency", the authors said. "On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald's , Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke", they wrote, according to a copy obtained by the Washington Post .
  • U.S. lawmaker: likelihood of 'preemptive war' with North Korea grows

    U.S. lawmaker: likelihood of 'preemptive war' with North Korea grows

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    The F-22s flew into South Korea together in a show of force, and the allies plan to stage simulated attacks on mock North Korean nuclear and missile targets, according to Yonhap . Experts believe the missile, which likely was tipped with a dummy warhead, could have traveled up to 13,000 km (8,100 miles) - a distance that would put the whole of the continental United States within striking distance - if fired on a standard trajectory.
  • Germany: Suspicious parcel held nails, powder, firecracker

    Germany: Suspicious parcel held nails, powder, firecracker

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    Local media reported a large police operation. Police ordered the evacuation of a Christmas market in the city center after the device, described as cylindrical with batteries, nails and cables, was delivered to a pharmacy near the market. Shortly after the news conference, Brandenburg police said on Twitter they had cordoned off an area in Potsdam where a suspicious object was found.
  • Amateur Metal Worker Sets Off Huge Fire Near Albany, Officials Say

    Amateur Metal Worker Sets Off Huge Fire Near Albany, Officials Say

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    Cohoes, a city of about 20,000 people about nine miles north of Albany, had attracted commitments to invest in the revitalization of its downtown, Mr. The blaze was brought under control about three hours after it began, but an hour later it started back up again. Gomes, 51, was charged with felony reckless endangerment and misdemeanor arson.
  • Trump pulls United States out of UN migration pact

    Trump pulls United States out of UN migration pact

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    In September of 2016, the members of the U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants , a non-binding declaration committed to upholding the rights of refugees that sought to enhance worldwide coordination on migration.
  • 1 killed, 3 injured after driver strikes 4 in NYC

    1 killed, 3 injured after driver strikes 4 in NYC

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    Police say they have a man in custody and are questioning him. Police say the crash happened after a knife fight outside a hookah lounge at 127th and Liberty Avenue. WABC reports police are now questioning a man in connection with the incident. The names and ages of the people struck were not immediately available.
  • Ending the weekend with warm and cloudy conditions

    Ending the weekend with warm and cloudy conditions

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    Overnight temperatures in some areas reached the freezing point, and those traveling early this morning should watch for isolated icy spots on the roadways, especially on surfaces like bridges and ramps. Daytime highs heat to the mid and upper 70s, much like Saturday . Rain chance of 70%. There is a slight chance of overnight showers, increasing to an 80 percent chance of occasional showers throughout the day on Tuesday .
  • PM Modi, UP civic poll win boost BJP's Gujarat poll campaign

    PM Modi, UP civic poll win boost BJP's Gujarat poll campaign

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    Modi addressed several issues, including Kutch's handicrafts to increasing women's voting percentage. In all his rallies, the PM attacked the Congress and stressed on the need to bring back the BJP to power in the state as the saffron party stands for the development of Gujarat and Gujaratis.
  • Brignoli rescues Benevento to spoil Gattuso's Milan debut

    Brignoli rescues Benevento to spoil Gattuso's Milan debut

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    They looked to have done enough until the fifth added minute at the end of the match, when Danilo Cataldi's free-kick from the left was steered superbly by Brignoli into the bottom-right corner, leaving Gattuso shell-shocked as the home dugout went wild.
  • Portugal to meet Spain in group matches of FIFA World Cup

    Portugal to meet Spain in group matches of FIFA World Cup

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    It is the fifth time Nigeria have been grouped with Argentina in their six World Cups. The Portuguese boss Fernando Santos acknowledged European champions Portugal and 2010 World Cup winners Spain should be considered the favorites in Group B , though he refused to underestimate Morocco and Iran.
  • Locals Protest The Shrinking Of The National Monuments

    Locals Protest The Shrinking Of The National Monuments

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    Trump had asked Zinke to reassess the status of more than two dozen monuments established since 1996. Bears Ears is planned to be cut by 85 percent to 201,397 acres (81,503 hectares) and Grand-Escalante to be halved to 997,490 acres (403,670 hectares), the Washington Post reported , citing administration documents.
  • SNL mocks Trump in Christmas sketch inspired by a Christmas Carol

    SNL mocks Trump in Christmas sketch inspired by a Christmas Carol

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    Also in the cold open, McKinnon plays White House counseler Kellyanne Conway, and Cecily Strong plays first lady Melania Trump . "The goop of the come-come", Alec Baldwin's Trump replied, unintelligibly. "Because you're a ghost?" "Oh, Mike you were my man...if only somebody warned me about you", Baldwin said, to which Day responded, "Well, Obama did warn you not to hire me".
  • Fishing Boat sinks in South Korea

    Fishing Boat sinks in South Korea

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    Two people remain missing and a search and rescue operation involving five helicopters and 19 vessels is underway. South Korean coastguard members search for missing persons after a fishing boat crashed with a fuel tanker at sea near the western port city of Incheon on December 3.
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to inaugurate Chabahar port today

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to inaugurate Chabahar port today

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    With this, a new strategic transit route to Afghanistan and Central Asia have opened for India through Iran, bypassing Pakistan. Rouhani told reporters the first phase of the global Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar has been launched to connect the eastern and northern neighboring countries to Indian Ocean, adding that the North-South Transport Corridor is the main project among others, which connect the south of Iran to the north.
  • Hafiz Saeed: JuD to contest Pakistan general elections in 2018

    Hafiz Saeed: JuD to contest Pakistan general elections in 2018

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    Saeed, who continues to remain a free man in Pakistan, told media persons that he would contest the election under Milli Muslim League (MML) party. "India wants us to stop raising our voice for the Kashmiris". India had expressed outrage over the judicial board's decision to release Saeed, calling it an attempt by Pakistan to mainstream proscribed terrorists and a reflection of its continuing support to non-state actors.
  • Zimbabwe's military muscles into first post-Mugabe Cabinet

    Zimbabwe's military muscles into first post-Mugabe Cabinet

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    Mnangagwa made other changes to the Cabinet that his chief secretary Misheck Sibanda called "adjustments to ensure compliance with the Constitution and considerations of gender, demography and special needs". Maj Gen Moyo, on November 15, announced the military takeover that put Mugabe under house arrest and set in motion a national clamour leading to the former president's resignation after 37 years in power.
  • Mixed Sales Bag for

    Mixed Sales Bag for "Big 3" in November

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $16.65. Auto buying site KBB.com said automotive credit applications rose 42 percent on Black Friday compared to other Fridays in November. Cruze sales, including the company's Mexican-made hatcback version also sold in the United States, were down 33.1 percent from 16,414 in November 2016 to 10,982 last month.
  • USGS: 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded In Kingfisher Co

    USGS: 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded In Kingfisher Co

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    Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS's natural disaster information center in Colorado, said he didn't expect any significant damage from the small quake, which he described as unusual. No immediate reports about the casualties or damage has been released so far, semi-official Fars news agency quoted Shahin Fathi, deputy of Iran's Relief Organization, as saying.
  • Policeman holds on to truck on edge of bridge

    Policeman holds on to truck on edge of bridge

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    When PC Martin Willis arrived first on the scene on the A1 (M) in the north of the United Kingdom yesterday (December 1), the driver was still trapped inside the vehicle. "Must have come off in the fracas!", PC Adam Pace‏ tweeted. Willis, a 10-year veteran of the West Yorkshire force, received a call at approximately 5:47am local time reporting multiple collisions on the A1 motorway, according to a police statement .
  • French President calls on Iraq to dismantle all militias

    French President calls on Iraq to dismantle all militias

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    However, Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki, a former prime minister, assailed Macron's comments, saying the French leader was conducting "unacceptable interference" in Iraq's internal affairs. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities accuse the majority Arab PMF of widespread abuses against Kurds in Iraq's ethnically mixed regions.
  • Ban on Russian anti-virus software in government

    Ban on Russian anti-virus software in government

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    Commenting on the development in the new government guidance, Ian Levy, NCSC's technical director, said: "Given we assess the Russians do cyber-attacks against the United Kingdom for reasons of state, we believe some United Kingdom government and critical national systems are at increased risk".
  • Person killed in Bay Bridge toll booth crash

    Person killed in Bay Bridge toll booth crash

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    Daniel Berk, 32, of Foster City, who was ejected and seriously injured from the crash, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter, according to the CHP. The driver has been taken to the hospital, Williams said. Toll lanes 14-to 17 were blocked after the wreck, the CHP said. It was not known how long the lanes would be closed.
  • Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost Make First Official Public Appearance As A Couple

    Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost Make First Official Public Appearance As A Couple

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    It's hard to have a lot of complaints, she's pretty awesome". He was then asked if she has a amusing side to her and what it was that made them click, to which he responded, "Of course". "They're both very respectful of each other's careers and very supportive". Their after-party makeout came two months after the Rough Night actress filed for divorce from ex-husband Romain Dauriac - with whom she shares a 3-year-old daughter, Rose.
  • Mayawati alleges tampering of EVM's in ULB polls

    Mayawati alleges tampering of EVM's in ULB polls

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    Senior SP leader and former UP minister Azam Khan also sang the same tunes and said there "EVM setting" as where ever ballots papers were used, Samajwadi party won and BJP lost. However, Akhilesh Yadav-led SP failed to win a single mayoral seat. The BJP secured the Gorakhpur seat, upon which Mr. Adityanath's prestige hinged, by a huge margin of 75,972 votes, its candidate Sitaram Jaiswal winning 47.2% votes, more than the combined votes of the SP, BSP, Congress, RLD, Peace Party and the ...
  • Man Dead After Stearns County Crash

    Man Dead After Stearns County Crash

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    Cloud was going east on Highway 23 when he hit a auto that failed to yield at a stop sign. The patrol said Young wasn't wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Buick, a 38-year-old man from Clear Lake, died in the crash. The driver of the Suzuki, 30-year-old Abdikahin Osman Abdi of St. Cloud, was also brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Suzuki suffered non-life threatening injuries.