• Cyclone Ockhi: Gujarat, Maharashtra on alert as IMD issues fresh warning

    Cyclone Ockhi: Gujarat, Maharashtra on alert as IMD issues fresh warning

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    Almost 9,000 people have sought shelter in relief camps. Scores of localities suffered flooding and power cuts and suspended communications as winds of up to 130 kilometres (80 miles) per hour swept the region. Vijayan said so far 393 people from Kerala have been rescued. In 1999, more than 8,000 people were killed when a cyclone battered the eastern state of Orissa.
  • Britain, EU agree on divorce bill, Northern Ireland, citizens' rights - joint report

    Britain, EU agree on divorce bill, Northern Ireland, citizens' rights - joint report

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    The party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May said it only received the text of the draft Brexit deal late on the morning of December 4 and told the British government that the terms were unacceptable. The EU has been calling for clarity on three key issues - the Irish border, a financial settlement, and the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom - before it agrees to start trade talks on future relations.
  • Liberia Supreme Court dismisses fraud allegations, upholds re-run of October polls

    Liberia Supreme Court dismisses fraud allegations, upholds re-run of October polls

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    The two political parties alleges the October 10 elections were characterized by fraud and irregularities, and was therefore short of the minimum standards for free, fair and transparent elections. Ja'neh said it was deeply disconcerting that his colleagues had chose to ignore the glaring discrepancies and evidence of gross irregularities in electoral process leading up to and during the October polls.
  • Jake Tapper: Trump Attacks FBI Only When His Side Is Threatened

    Jake Tapper: Trump Attacks FBI Only When His Side Is Threatened

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    Democrats pushed Mr Wray to respond forcefully, while Republicans echoed Mr Trump in suggesting they worry about political bias in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.
  • U.S. bomber joins drills as United Nations official arrives in North Korea

    U.S. bomber joins drills as United Nations official arrives in North Korea

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    F-22 and 18 F-35 stealth fighters. Moscow also believes it is Washington's saber-rattling and regular military drills in the region that are " provoking Pyongyang into taking some rash action " after months of restraint, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following the country's latest ballistic missile test.
  • Brother stabs Japanese priestess to death at shrine

    Brother stabs Japanese priestess to death at shrine

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    The priestess, named in Japanese media as 58-year-old Nagako Tomioka was on the way to the shrine and was attacked when stepping out of her auto. While Shigenaga was assaulting his sister, another woman - reportedly the attacker's wife - pursued Nagako's driver with a sword.
  • Palaszczuk finally claims historic victory in Queensland

    Palaszczuk finally claims historic victory in Queensland

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    Independent Sandy Bolton has won in Noosa and Katter's Australian Party is expected to finish with three seats, Hill, Traeger, and Hinchinbrook, with the latter among the nine seats yet to be declared. That's one more than Labor needs to govern in its own right, allowing Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to keep her promise not to do deals with anyone to hang onto power.
  • Anushka - Kohli families spotted at Mumbai airport

    Anushka - Kohli families spotted at Mumbai airport

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    Indian skipper Virat Kohli's lady love and Bollywood's Phillauri, Anushka Sharma wedding in Italy appears tobe a reality. The actress herself, her father Ajay Kumar Sharma, mother Ashima Sharma and elder brother Karnesh Sharma were clicked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
  • Friday snow in the sky but will it stick on the ground?

    Friday snow in the sky but will it stick on the ground?

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    A few areas in this general strip may squeeze out one inch of total snow accumulation , but most other accumulations will likely be less than one inch. Watch for last-minute forecast changes; if you are using a forecast more than six hours old, it is bad information. Expect snow to develop after 3 a.m.
  • Ex-Cop Jailed for 20 Years for Shooting Black Motorist

    Ex-Cop Jailed for 20 Years for Shooting Black Motorist

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    Slager, who has been jailed in Charleston County since he entered his guilty plea in early May, was a patrolman in North Charleston, the third-largest city in SC, when he stopped Scott for a broken taillight in 2015. On Thursday morning, Norton agreed with federal prosecutors in announcing that Slager had indeed committed second-degree murder in shooting Scott and obstructed justice when lying to SLED officers in the days following the killing (Slager left out details from his meeting with ...
  • China's November copper imports jump by 42.3 pct month on month

    China's November copper imports jump by 42.3 pct month on month

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    The trade surplus totaled $40.21 billion in November versus the expected surplus of $35.0 billion. Year-to-date imports were up 8.4 percent at 284 million tonnes, according to the data. Demand for Chinese products has proven robust as growth in major trade partners remains intact, and imports are stabilising as the economy has outperformed this year.
  • Justice Adeniyi Ademola retires from the Bench

    Justice Adeniyi Ademola retires from the Bench

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    Soji Oye, said on Thursday that the Council at its meeting on Wednesday recommended the two judges to President Muhammadu Buhari for compulsory retirement. However, in view of the findings of the Council on certain allegations in a petition against him by a group of eight persons called the "Committee of Anambra State PDP House of Representatives Members-Elect", it said he was recommended for compulsory retirement.
  • B-1B bomber joins US-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

    B-1B bomber joins US-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

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    Cmdr. The United States military and forces of South Korea have begun large scale air exercisesintended to portray a show of force to the North Koreans. The U.S. Air Force spokesman could not confirm the reports. "Several B-1B Lancer in support of F-22 Raptor conducted training maneuvers with the bombing, demonstrating the ability and determination of the allies to give a tough response to North Korea's missile and nuclear provocations", - stated in the message.
  • What Does Wall Street Say about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)?

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    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. Carderock Capital Management Inc.'s holdings in Apple were worth $7,283,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, September 16 by Goldman Sachs. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 2 by Daiwa Securities. The institutional investor held 1.10 million shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $157.71 million, down from 1.13 ...
  • Chevron Corporation (CVX) Shares Sold by Freestone Capital Holdings LLC

    Chevron Corporation (CVX) Shares Sold by Freestone Capital Holdings LLC

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    The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Friday, July 8 to "Neutral". The stock of Omnicell, Inc. (NYSE:PF) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, August 15. It has outperformed by 2.10% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $12.22 billion. It operates through four divisions: Frozen, Grocery, Boulder, and Specialty.
  • Real Madrid faces tough draw in Champions League Monday

    Real Madrid faces tough draw in Champions League Monday

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    Clubs that finished top of their groups are seeded and will be pitted against a second-placed side for a two-legged tie that are scheduled to take place across February and March next year. Chelsea: Barcelona , Besiktas , Paris Saint-Germain. "For this reason I think it could be problematic to win (the Champions League )". The Reds are due to face Spartak Moscow at Anfield Road tonight and a win will allow Jorgen Klopp's side to qualify as group winners .
  • Merck KGaA's (MRK) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at JP Morgan Chase & Co

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    It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500. Mark Asset Management Corp increased Tesla Motors Inc (Call) (TSLA) stake by 5.29% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. If a stock does not have good liquidity then it may take some time before a broker is able to negotiate a deal to buy or sell a stock and the broker may not be able to get the sell or buy price that the trader is looking for.
  • Worker trapped in massive 'hot' ink tank dies

    Worker trapped in massive 'hot' ink tank dies

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    His surviving co-workers were a contractor and a DIC employee, who were freed by paramedics after also becoming trapped and are recovering in a stable condition at Westmead Hospital. However, Mr Turner said the deceased men "deteriorated rapidly towards the end". Two men were freed from the accident site and taken to Westmead Hospital with leg injuries and fractures, while the third man died inside the tank.
  • Clashes continue as Israel strikes Gaza militant posts after rockets fired

    Clashes continue as Israel strikes Gaza militant posts after rockets fired

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    The salafist group Tawhid al-Jihad, later took responsibility for the launches. The security situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories is febrile following US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which Palestinians see as a political and religious red line.
  • Fire burning in Sepulveda Pass

    Fire burning in Sepulveda Pass

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    PT. Firefighters mobilized, diverting from the other fires burning out of control in the northern part of Los Angeles County. The Bel-Air fire ravaged Bel-Air and Brentwood over two days, destroying more than 500 homes - including those of some celebrities.
  • Wenger responds to call for Giroud to leave Arsenal

    Wenger responds to call for Giroud to leave Arsenal

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    The two could now be reunited on Merseyside with Walcott seemingly surplus to requirements in North London after falling out of favour with Arsene Wenger , who has been preferring £52 million summer signing Alexandre Lacazette up front, flanked by the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Alex Iwobi and Mesut Ozil, this season.
  • Enjoy a live Christmas tree

    Enjoy a live Christmas tree

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    Test your smoke alarms every month to make sure that they work properly, and change the batteries every year. The post suggest choosing a fresh tree with green needles that do not fall off when touched. The week eBay released its "celebrate Christmas like nobody else" ad, starring the sought after pink tree, searches on the site for the festive item increased by 1,040% compared to the previous week, peaking on the 12th November.
  • Suspect in Hamilton Good Samaritan shooting arrested along with female

    Suspect in Hamilton Good Samaritan shooting arrested along with female

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    Police say their Major Fraud Branch is investigating the account. "Police are advising the public not to donate to this account as it is unknown where the money is actually going", cops said in a statement, explaining the victim's family notified homicide investigators about the account entitled titled "Hamilton Hero Funeral Fundraiser".
  • Polish PM resigns after two years in office

    Polish PM resigns after two years in office

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    PiS party spokeswoman, Beata Mazurek later told reporters that its "political committee has proposed the candidature of ex-banker Mateusz Morawiecki for prime minister". The name of a new Polish prime minister will be disclosed on Thursday, the deputy Speaker of the lower house of Poland's parliament has said. Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin said the vote will take place on Tuesday.
  • Yemen govt retakes Red Sea town from rebels

    Yemen govt retakes Red Sea town from rebels

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    The Yemeni capital Sanaa is now largely under the control of the Huthis - northern tribes with links to Iran - after clashes between the rebels and Saleh loyalists erupted last week. More than 230 people, including civilians, were killed in the fighting between the Huthis and Saleh's loyalists, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • Wyoming's homeless population continues to rise

    Wyoming's homeless population continues to rise

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    Of that, 542 were people with children, 106 were unaccompanied homeless youth, 205 were veterans and 182 were "chronically" homeless veterans. In booming Seattle, for example, the HUD report shows the unsheltered population grew by 44 percent over two years to almost 5,500.
  • US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid gov't shutdown

    US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid gov't shutdown

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    Chuck Schumer of NY and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, ticking off a roster of Democratic priorities, including domestic-spending increases, funding for veterans and money to battle opioid abuse, immigration and health care. Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., laid out a host of Democratic demands, ranging from funding for veterans and to fight the opioid crisis to passage of a bill that would grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of ...
  • IDF retaliates against Hamas for rocket attacks

    IDF retaliates against Hamas for rocket attacks

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    Gaza residents said there were no casualties from the Israeli attack and that two unmanned lookout posts were hit. On its part, the Israeli military held Hamas responsible for any escalation in the Gaza Strip, and nearby Israeli areas. An Islamist militant group called the Al-Tawheed Brigades took credit for firing the rockets at Israel. Protests broke out in Gaza and the West Bank and Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump made a decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's ...
  • Serena Williams is asking other mums for advice about breastfeeding

    Serena Williams is asking other mums for advice about breastfeeding

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    On Wednesday, the 23-time Grand Slam victor posited her dilemma to Twitter , admitting that she gets "emotional" after just the thought of quitting breastfeeding. And the most repeated reply of all was also the best advice about it all: "You do what's right for you". The tennis champion isn't the only celebrity to speak out about breastfeeding.
  • Republican congressman expected to resign over sexual misconduct claims

    Republican congressman expected to resign over sexual misconduct claims

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    The AP reported on Franks' resignation Thursday afternoon, based on its sources. "And if this turns out to be true, there won't be that many people who are surprised". Sen. Al Franken , D-Minn., announced on the Senate floor Thursday that he will leave office at the end of the year. Franks represents the 8th district of Arizona, which includes the northwest Valley.
  • Washtenaw Salvation Army's Angel Trees aim to give gifts to 850 kids

    Washtenaw Salvation Army's Angel Trees aim to give gifts to 850 kids

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    From Saturday December 9th 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., there will be "Fill The Truck" boxes readily available at a Walmart location near you [Coulter, Tascosa, Georgia, Grand, and Canyon (11:00am-2:00pm) Walmarts]. Donations of new clothes for children ages 6 to 12 are especially needed, Gilmore said. All proceeds will be donated directly to The Salvation Army.
  • 3 generations of Pearl Harbor survivor cherish Mayport ceremony aboard USS Milwaukee

    3 generations of Pearl Harbor survivor cherish Mayport ceremony aboard USS Milwaukee

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    It was the inciting incident that got the US into World War II . He missed an opportunity to right what many have seen for years as a censure of Miller's acclaim as a World War II hero. "We had a war to fight", Ganitch responded before kneeling to mimic his best football move - and repeating the move at Trump's request. It was called the, "Day that will live in infamy".
  • Tillerson's Comments Rehash of Baseless Allegations: Iran

    Tillerson's Comments Rehash of Baseless Allegations: Iran

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    Tillerson should become more familiar with the realities and history of the region and American policies, and its effects which has led to serious instability and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent women, children and people". The spokesman described "the false accusations" as the indication of the United States anger at "Iran's commitment to its humanitarian and stabilizing role", as well as a sign that "Washington is supporting terrorism in the region".
  • Mike Riley returns to Oregon State as assistant coach

    Mike Riley returns to Oregon State as assistant coach

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    The new OSU coach officially announced his first four assistants on Thursday including Riley, who is listed as assistant head coach. For the third time in his coaching career, the former Nebraska head football coach will be at Oregon State, this time as an assistant coach under his former quarterback, Jonathan Smith .
  • Posters seeking support for 'Ahmed Patel as CM' stir row

    Posters seeking support for 'Ahmed Patel as CM' stir row

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    As the polling day approaches in Gujarat, mysterious posters appeared on Thursday in Surat asking the Muslim community to vote for the Congress , projecting Ahmed Patel as its chief ministerial face. "If Modi does not like the rule of Aurangzeb, he should direct Maharashtra chief minister to tear down the tombs of Aurangzeb and Afzal Khan in the state, which have become places of worship", the Saamana piece said.
  • Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

    Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

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    An Israeli siren smartphone app has warned that missiles were fired at southern Israel near the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Israel holds Hamas responsible for all activity happening in the Gaza Strip. He added that armed resistance factions in Palestine have received clear orders to be ready to counter this strategic threat, which endangers occupied Jerusalem and its future.
  • Dollar General Corp. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.26 (DG)

    Dollar General Corp. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.26 (DG)

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    Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DG. Polen Capital Management LLC raised its position in Dollar General Corp .by 120.1% in the fourth quarter. ( NYSE DG ) traded up $0.48 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $90.85. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 2,034 shares of the company's stock worth $146,000 after buying an additional 48 shares in the last quarter.
  • The color of 2018 is .... Ultra Violet

    The color of 2018 is .... Ultra Violet

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    From Aladdin's vest to Hillary Clinton's 2016 concession speech suit jacket, there have been plenty of iconic ultra violet moments. Pantone called the color "dramatically provocative and thoughtful", and said it symbolizes moving forward with vision into a bright future.