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The organisation said a yellow warning of fog will come into effect at 8pm tonight and last until midday tomorrow. Met Éireann issued the warning which is valid until 11pm. Louth road users are being advised to be careful this morning as dense fog may linger in some parts of the county leading to poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
  • Senior police official killed in fighting militants in northwestern Afghan province

    Senior police official killed in fighting militants in northwestern Afghan province

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    In addition, four Taliban militants were killed and eight militants, including a local Taliban senior commander, were arrested after Afghan Special Forces raided a compound in neighboring Khogyani district overnight, he said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Kandahar, but Taliban insurgents have stepped up their attacks against both the Afghan and coalition forces across the country.
  • China Holds Drills Near Taiwan for Second Time in Row

    China Holds Drills Near Taiwan for Second Time in Row

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    China's air force carried out another round of long-range drills on Monday, flying into the Sea of Japan and prompting South Korean and Japanese jets to scramble, and again around self-ruled Taiwan amid growing tension over China's assertiveness.
  • Gunmen storm building near Afghan intel training center

    Gunmen storm building near Afghan intel training center

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    During the attack, roads to the area were closed and dozens of police and intelligence officers blocked access to the public. The Western-backed government there has been struggling to fend off militants since the withdrawal of most North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in 2014.
  • 12 die in Mumbai shop fire

    12 die in Mumbai shop fire

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    In another fire incident in Saki Naka, Andheri, six workers were injured while several others were believed to be trapped in a shop on Monday. People sleeping inside the shop were gutted into the fire while those sleeping outside the shop escaped unhurt, police said.
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he supports same-sex marriage

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    The plain-speaking president has previously been quoted as saying he was opposed to gay unions because marriage in the Philippines was only between a man and a woman. He said the main goal of marriage "is the procreation of children and the building of a loving family, the basic unit of human society and the church".
  • Dense Fog Advisory issued for Monday morning

    Dense Fog Advisory issued for Monday morning

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    Highs will be in the low to mid-60s. Clouds increase overnight, and patchy dense fog will develop after midnight, which may impact your early Monday travel. This cold front is set to bring some of the coldest air of the season, just in time for Christmas. Sunday could see showers and storms as well, with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.
  • Go for more glory: Zidane to Real Madrid

    Go for more glory: Zidane to Real Madrid

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    This is also the fifth trophy that Zinedine Zidane's men have won this year, adding to the La Liga, Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles. "For us it is fundamental Cristiano stays". "I watched Alfredo di Stefano from when I was a kid, he is the successor to him". "We wanted to win because Real Madrid have never won five trophies in one year", said Ronaldo."I think we played a very good game and deserved to win."Ronaldo has now scored 15 goals in 20 ...
  • USA blaming Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan: Janjua

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    Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday, Janjua said U.S.is blaming Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan while Taliban continue to gain footholds in the war-torn country. He warned that India's hegemonic designs & growing militarization, and the reluctance on the part of World Powers may trigger a nuclear war in South Asia.
  • Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors

    Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors

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    President Donald Trump will accuse China of "economic aggression" on Monday when he is set to unveil his national security strategy, The Hill reported Saturday. Trump, who has described himself as a climate change skeptic, indicated he will sign the $700 billion policy bill, calling it an historic boost for the military that "could not come at a better time for our nation".
  • Patchy Fog with More Rain During the Week

    Patchy Fog with More Rain During the Week

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    Plentiful clouds remain through the overnight period. Most of this is done after 8 AM but there could be a lingering rain/snow shower in spots through late morning. Showers wait until the evening. Upper level system working in from the central Plains will bring scattered showers to central in today . Daytime highs on Tuesday under partly sunny skies, are forecast to warm to the mid 70's! Tuesday will start off gray but a stiff west-southwesterly wind will help the clouds to break ...
  • Autopsies underway for pharmaceutical billionaires found dead in their home

    Autopsies underway for pharmaceutical billionaires found dead in their home

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    The Sherman family issued a statement Saturday urging police to conduct a "thorough, intensive and objective criminal investigation" into the deaths and urging the media to avoid speculating on the cause of the deaths. Neighbours confirmed that the property was the couple's home. Hopkinson said that there are no concerns for the public's safety. Barry Sherman had a reputation as a workaholic, having built his company from scratch to become the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company.
  • Putin, Trump Discuss Russia-US Relations, North Korea in Phone Call

    Putin, Trump Discuss Russia-US Relations, North Korea in Phone Call

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    The White House said the two leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very risky situation in North Korea". In his press conference Mr Putin accused those investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign of damaging the United States political situation, "incapacitating the President and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him".
  • Sarah Palin's son charged with burglary, assault

    Sarah Palin's son charged with burglary, assault

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    Further details were not immediately available. Palin's arrest on charges of domestic violence isn't his first. Court records did not indicate whether an attorney had been appointed for Track Palin , and Reuters was unable to reach an attorney who has represented him in the past.
  • EC withdraws notice to Rahul Gandhi over TV interview

    EC withdraws notice to Rahul Gandhi over TV interview

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    The Election Commission has withdrawn its notice to the Congress President Rahul Gandhi for giving interviews to TV channels after the campaigning for the Gujarat assembly polls had ended. In 1996, its scope was expanded to prohibit the display of "election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus" and the holding of musical or theatrical performances or entertainment programmes to influence voters 48 hours ahead of voting.
  • 7-year-old's heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires flood of donations

    7-year-old's heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires flood of donations

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    A blanket I have one, but it's not warm enough", her teacher recalled Crystal saying. The teacher asked the first-grader about her letter to Santa the next day. "I never expected for students to ask for things we usually take for granted", Espiricueta added. As Espiricueta read the letters after class, one student's letter particularly stood out to her.
  • #GujaratVerdict: Indian ruling party in tough election fight

    #GujaratVerdict: Indian ruling party in tough election fight

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    Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said: "People have got sick and exhausted of the 22 years of BJP misrule in Gujarat". Rahul Gandhi , who took over as the Congress chief on December, 16, led a spirited campaign by stitching up a broad coalition of caste groups, including the Patidars, disenchanted with the BJP.
  • BJP trying to douse Congress fire, says Rajnath Singh

    BJP trying to douse Congress fire, says Rajnath Singh

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    What is the state government doing? Why the government is not celebrating Kittur Rani Chennamma Jayanti? Scams such as the Steel flyover scam, garbage scam, disbanding Lokayukta and others have affected the state, he said. Lauding the initiatives across various fronts taken under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath claimed that India is no longer considered weak, and is now a superpower that nobody can questions.
  • California Awards First Recreational Cannabis Licenses for Businesses

    California Awards First Recreational Cannabis Licenses for Businesses

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    In January, the state is expected to issue its first licenses for marijuana businesses. All four of these dispensaries are now medical dispensaries and all four received both medical and adult-use licenses on Thursday, as the state appears to be prioritizing permitting existing medical outfits over permitting new businesses.
  • Brexit Q&A: Has the European Union switched tactics ahead of phase two?

    Brexit Q&A: Has the European Union switched tactics ahead of phase two?

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    She will say during the temporary period the United Kingdom would "not be in the single market or the customs union". For Umunna, May's attempts to obscure the reality that Britain is heading for a Brexit transition inside the customs union and single market is so strong that she is not even being willing to use the terms.
  • Cause of death of Canadian billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman

    Cause of death of Canadian billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman

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    Apotex described their deaths as shocking and tragic, while other statements praised the Shermans' numerous philanthropic efforts. Police call the deaths suspicious, but on Friday also said that there were no signs of forced entry and that they were not looking for any suspect.
  • VT Balram pokes fun at CPM over Kim Jong-un posters

    VT Balram pokes fun at CPM over Kim Jong-un posters

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a Pyongyang mausoleum on the weekend to pay tribute to his late father, marking the sixth anniversary of his death, the nation's state media reported Monday. However, experts believe North Korea still has some technical points it needs to improve before fully completing its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that can hit the entirety of the United States.
  • UN Security Council Weighing Resolution to Reject Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem

    UN Security Council Weighing Resolution to Reject Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem

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    The document also " demands that all states comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, and not to recognize any actions or measures contrary to those resolutions ". Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna, reporting from the United Nations headquarters in NY, said it was understood that countries such as Egypt and the UK "wanted to try and keep the language as neutral as possible in a - possibly vain - attempt to keep the USA from exercising its Security Council veto".
  • Two dead and 17 injured after balcony collapse at Christmas party

    Two dead and 17 injured after balcony collapse at Christmas party

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    Engineers Australia Victorian president Chris Stoltz said the horrific Christmas party accident could be reflective of a wider problem across Australia. A leading engineer says a backyard balcony collapse that killed two and injured 17 others should serve as a somber "wake-up call" to other homeowners.
  • Funeral procession begins for California firefighter

    Funeral procession begins for California firefighter

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    Fire personnel and others in the first-responder community will escort his body from Ventura to San Diego County. It is the third-largest wildfire in modern California history. No further details on what caused his death were released, with authorities still investigating . He leaves behind his pregnant wife and two-year-old daughter.
  • Icy winds grip Kashmir; Gulmarg records coldest night at -10 degree

    Icy winds grip Kashmir; Gulmarg records coldest night at -10 degree

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    The border town of Kargil was the coldest place in the region after the mercury dipped about 2 degree from Thursday and settled at minus 10.2 degree. In Haryana, Hisar was the coldest place recording a low of 4 degrees Celsius. The day temperature was recorded at 21.8 degree Celsius which was 4 degree Celsius below the normal temperature. Against minus 1.5 degree recorded on Thursday, the night temperature in the summer capital was minus 0.1 degree, which is about a degree above normal.
  • Sacked Jammu and Kashmir teacher couple declines reinstatement offer

    Sacked Jammu and Kashmir teacher couple declines reinstatement offer

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    The commission has directed Principal of the institute to be present in person on the said date. However, the couple said they would not join as the school management "continued to humiliate" them. "The school had a reason", they were in a relationship before marriage". Sumaya's home was all decked up to receive the groom in traditional style when school authorities called her to say that her services were no more required.
  • Here's what the Queen gives her staff for Christmas

    Here's what the Queen gives her staff for Christmas

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    Well, you get a Tesco's Finest Christmas Pudding , of course. If you worked for the Queen in Buckingham Palace, you'd probably expect a little token of appreciation at Christmas. For longer standing members of the staff, there will be an additional Christmas gift voucher. Prince Harry and the American actress announced their engagement November 27.
  • McCain to Miss Pivotal Senate Tax Vote After Chemotherapy Complications

    McCain to Miss Pivotal Senate Tax Vote After Chemotherapy Complications

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    GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC said earlier this week that he's "not focused on the tax bill right now when it comes to Sen". Sen. McCain's son-in-law, Ben Domenech, told CBS's "Face the Nation" his father-in-law is "doing well" and "in good spirits", despite the hospitalization and the hard of a very serious glioblastoma diagnosis.
  • Trump Says Russia 'Not Helping' On North Korea; Russia Fires Back

    Trump Says Russia 'Not Helping' On North Korea; Russia Fires Back

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    The call came Thursday, after Putin used his annual news conference to praise the USA financial markets' rise and other "quite serious achievements" under Trump, whom he said he was on first-name terms with. "That needs to be done by the voters, the American people", Mr Putin said. "Why does it all have to take on some tint of spymania?" he said. Earlier this week, the United States said it was prepared to talk directly with Pyongyang "without preconditions ".
  • Georgia's Ex-President Saakashvili on Hunger Strike After Arrestin Kyiv

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    Saakashvili, 49, who entered Ukrainian politics after serving as president of Georgia , was arrested last week in Kiev, accused of trying to stage a Russia-sponsored coup, but a court released him for the duration of the probe. He said that a concert was staged at the palace at that time and he wanted " the innocent to stay unharmed ". Many believe these charges to be politically motivated after Saakashvili fell out with Poroshenko, accusing authorities of widespread corruption.
  • Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph plays against Bengals after suffering ankle injury

    Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph plays against Bengals after suffering ankle injury

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    Coach Mike Zimmer didn't think Rudolph would play, although he held out hope for Reiff. Rudolph (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The team promoted Kyle Carter from the practice squad this week and placed Blake Bell on IR. Carter will make his National Football League regular-season debut.
  • Winds temporarily calm on lines of huge California wildfire

    Winds temporarily calm on lines of huge California wildfire

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    More than 8,000 firefighters were dispatched to fight the Thomas Fire , including 1,200 from other states, but the resurgence in strong winds had officials anxious the blaze could gain new life on Thursday. Investigators determined that the Skirball Fire , which destroyed six homes in Los Angeles' wealthy Bel-Air neighborhood and scorched a building at a winery owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was started by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment, the Los Angeles Fire Department said ...
  • SNL's Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo's Ivanka and... Omarosa?

    SNL's Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo's Ivanka and... Omarosa?

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    President Donald Trump personally tweeted thanks to her for her "service", reportedly in the White House's Office of Public Liaison . "That's right", Baldwin's Trump muses. "And then I threw myself into the bushes", she added. The former Republican candidate from Alabama, who ran for a U.S. Senate seat, lost last Tuesday to Democrat Doug Jones.
  • Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. Buys Shares of 88403 CVS Health Corp (CVS)

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    Capital Planning Advisors Llc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $74.04B market cap company. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, August 8. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, October 6 by UBS. As per Thursday, August 20, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.
  • Trump vows GOP tax cut will spur explosive growth

    Trump vows GOP tax cut will spur explosive growth

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    Polling has consistently found approval ratings for the bill at below 35 percent, and a CBS poll from last week found that 76 percent of Americans believe its biggest benefits will go to the largest corporations. But the lower rates and a host of other benefits would expire after 2025. But the GOP plan allows parents to use that money - up to $10,000 a year per child - to also pay for private K-12 school tuition and home-schooling.
  • United Kingdom diplomat found dead in Beirut, murder probe launched

    United Kingdom diplomat found dead in Beirut, murder probe launched

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    The FCO also says it is providing support to the family of the victim. It is believed Ms Dykes, who was in her 30s, was raped before her death. A family spokesman said they were "devastated by the loss of our beloved Rebecca". Dykes had been living in Beirut since January while working as the Department for International Development's program and police manager, according to the BBC .
  • Congress sweeps civic polls in Punjab

    Congress sweeps civic polls in Punjab

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    Punjab's ruling Congress swept the municipal elections in the state on Sunday even as the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP alleged booth capturing and misuse of power. There were a total of 873 polling stations in the state having 1,938 polling booths. In 90 wards, the candidates had earlier won unopposed and out of these three candidates belonged to the Patiala Municipal Corporation and 87 to municipal councils and nagar panchayats.
  • Russia: CIA Information Thwarted St. Petersburg Attack

    Russia: CIA Information Thwarted St. Petersburg Attack

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    The Kremlin added that Putin asked Trump to convey gratitude to the CIA and assured him that Russian law enforcement agencies would hand over any information they get about potential terror threats against the United States, as they have done in the past.