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His actions contravened both United Nations and Australian sanctions against North Korea , police said. Choi was refused bail on Sunday after being arrested in the Sydney suburb of Eastwood on Saturday. Choi is facing six charges related to brokering the sale of missile componentry and expertise from North Korea to other worldwide entities, and attempting to transfer coal from North Korea to entities in Indonesia and Vietnam.
  • WWE Announces First Ever Women's Royal Rumble Match For Next Month's PPV

    WWE Announces First Ever Women's Royal Rumble Match For Next Month's PPV

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    That's right - the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match will be held next month in what should no doubt be considered a milestone for WWE . The historic trend continues, and it's a phenomenal time to be a woman in pro wrestling. At this point it's not clear whether or not stars from SmackDown Live will compete in the Royal Rumble match as well, but it seems likely. Ever since Paige made her return to the company, along with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, they have been running roughshod ...
  • Controversial Cabinet Reshuffle Announced By Malcolm Turnbull

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    As previously announced, immigration minister Peter Dutton will now head a new super-department called Home Affairs which will include national security responsibilities. NSW MPs Craig Laundy and Angus Taylor and Queenslanders John McVeigh and Stuart Robert and Karen Andrews are all considered possible promotion candidates for other junior ministry vacancies that will be created.
  • Thomas Fire now third-most destructive in state history

    Thomas Fire now third-most destructive in state history

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    There are now 8,452 personnel battling the blaze, which is expected to be contained by January 7. The Lilac Fire, which began in San Diego County, was 98 percent contained after affecting more than 6 square miles in the region. Pilots from the US National Guard joined efforts to tackle the ongoing Thomas wildfire in California on Wednesday, December 13. Multiple victims, including a firefighter, have been claimed by the fire.
  • Cardinal Nichols welcomes first woman Bishop of London

    Cardinal Nichols welcomes first woman Bishop of London

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    She said yesterday: 'If our churches are going to be more relevant to our communities, that means increasing churches that are led by priests who are women, who come from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups'. I prefer to think that I have always had one vocation: to follow Jesus Christ, to know him and to make him known, always seeking to live with compassion in the service of others, whether as a nurse, a priest, or a bishop.
  • Can Jignesh Mevani make an impactful debut?

    Can Jignesh Mevani make an impactful debut?

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    File image of Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani . Hardik Patel, the young leader from the influential Patidar community, is too young to contest an election but has campaigned against the BJP and in favour of the Congress. "Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch" leader Mevani has been leading the Dalit agitation in Gujarat following the Una Dalit flogging incident in 2016. Jignesh expressed his gratitude by thanking the people for their support.
  • Brexit war cabinet 'fails to agree position on UK-EU trade'

    Brexit war cabinet 'fails to agree position on UK-EU trade'

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    Mrs May struck her defiant note as the ten-strong Brexit "war cabinet" discussed the eventual trade deal which it hopes will emerge in the second phase of talks to be launched next month with Brussels. The PM will say even though the United Kingdom is leaving the single market and customs union in March 2019, she wants "access to one another's markets" to continue "as now" during an implementation period.
  • Christmas tree sales up in 2017

    Christmas tree sales up in 2017

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    Return customers are always part of a Christmas tree farm's seasonal visitors, but Hensler said the draw of having a special Christmas experience attracts young families. If you know you'll use it for years and can't, for whatever reason, care for a live tree or recycle a cut tree , try to keep your fake tree for as long as possible.
  • Is Pentagon still probing UFO sightings? Answer is cryptic

    Is Pentagon still probing UFO sightings? Answer is cryptic

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    Former senate majority leader and retired Nevada lawmaker Harry Reid was AATIP's catalyst, earmarking over $20 million of the defense department's budget to fund it. "It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding, and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change", a Pentagon spokesman, Thomas Crosson, told the New York Times in an email, referring to the Department of Defense.
  • Two pit bills maul woman in Goochland County

    Two pit bills maul woman in Goochland County

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    The disturbing case has made headlines across the country, and with misinformation being spread on social media, the sheriff's office held a press conference Monday afternoon to help clarify exactly what happened. "Once a dog tastes human flesh it is not safe to have that dog around humans". Investigators are also giving insight in the state of the dogs prior to Stephens' death.
  • Charlottesville Police Chief resigns following protest fallout

    Charlottesville Police Chief resigns following protest fallout

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    An attorney for Thomas has said the chief disputes that he deleted text messages. For downtown restaurant owner Mike Rodi, this is a step toward accounability. The report criticized Thomas' "slow-footed response" and found that police failed on multiple fronts, leading to "deep distrust of government" in the local community.
  • Philippines landslides kill 26, more missing

    Philippines landslides kill 26, more missing

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    Sofronio Dacillo Jnr, a disaster-response officer, said 26 villagers died and 23 others were missing mostly due to landslides in different areas in the island province of Biliran, where the weather has improved after Tropical Storm Kai-Tak blew over on Saturday.
  • Olivia, Benjamin and all famous ways we name our babies

    Olivia, Benjamin and all famous ways we name our babies

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    The London list was similar to the list for Ontario. While Lucas takes top spot in the Forest City, the name is only in fifth place provincewide. Emma, Charlotte, Ava, Elle and Emily make up the rest of the city's top five in 2016. It's the ninth straight year Olivia has been the most popular girls' name in the province. Olivia has been the most popular for baby girls in Ontario since 2008, but Benjamin is a new favourite.
  • Palestinian protesters set pictures of Mike Pence on fire

    Palestinian protesters set pictures of Mike Pence on fire

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    White House officials determined that if Pence could not leave for his trip by Tuesday evening, it would have pushed his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday to a very late hour and left little time to hold meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others in Israel before Friday at sunset, when Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, begins.
  • Israeli Envoy Attacks UN Plan to Revoke Trump's Jerusalem Recognition

    Israeli Envoy Attacks UN Plan to Revoke Trump's Jerusalem Recognition

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    Abu Rudeina said the support for the resolution, which included United States allies France, Italy and Japan, "showed the (American) isolation". U.S. Indonesia's top Islamic authority, Indonesian Ulema Council, supported by the government and a number of other Islamic organisations organised the rally, where 80,000 protesters gathered at the National Monument waving the Palestinian flag and banners reading "Free Palestine".
  • Hundreds come down with stomach illness during Royal Caribbean cruise

    Hundreds come down with stomach illness during Royal Caribbean cruise

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    More than 200 passengers enjoying a Caribbean cruise were hit with a gastrointestinal illness during the five-night trip, Royal Caribbean said. A letter was passed out, saying that during the sailing a small percentage of guests on board experienced gastrointestinal illness, which was thought to be norovirus.
  • Assad labels US-backed Kurds 'traitors'

    Assad labels US-backed Kurds 'traitors'

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    Only a number of towns in Syria remain under the control of the jihadists, as regime forces backed by Russian Federation and Iran, and the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to clear areas around the Euphrates. Assad was quoted as saying by government news agency Sana that "since the start (of the Syrian civil war), France has been at the forefront of support for terrorism in Syria".
  • Government to make new announcement about grizzly bears

    Government to make new announcement about grizzly bears

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    In the summer Donaldson announced that at the conclusion of the 2017 grizzly bear hunt - November 30 - trophy hunting of the animals would no longer be allowed. Green party spokesman Adam Olsen says he couldn't be more thrilled with the decision. First Nations are the only exception to the ban; they maintain an aboriginal right to hunt grizzlies for food, social and ceremonial purposes.
  • Hardik Patel claims exit poll results for Gujarat will be wrong

    Hardik Patel claims exit poll results for Gujarat will be wrong

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    Patel seemed upset over the poll outcome from urban seats of Ahmedabad , Surat and Rajkot, where the BJP is either leading or has won most seats despite the whirlwind campaigning undertaken by the quota spearhead. The Patidar leader said, "It would make people laugh but no one will consider what I say. If the human body, which has been created by God, can be fiddled with, why cannot EVMs?" he tweeted, and mentioned attempts to hack the EVMs particularly in the Patel and tribal-dominated ...
  • Conor McGregor shuts down WWE move, trolls wrestling promotion

    Conor McGregor shuts down WWE move, trolls wrestling promotion

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    Shortly after he won the UFC middleweight title with a third-round submission of Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre vacated it , citing an ongoing battle with colitis and uncertainty about his fighting future. "What's the most interesting, epic fight out there". Bleacher Report's Jonathan Snowden made the case for the bout in the wake of UFC 217, suggesting the UFC couldn't possibly be stupid enough to let such a moneymaker pass them by and that "t$3 hey should make [the] fight immediately ...
  • Chiwenga, Chihuri retire.Sibanda is new army boss

    Chiwenga, Chihuri retire.Sibanda is new army boss

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    Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army Phillip Valerio Sibanda told a press conference that police have now resumed their normal duties following the end of the operation, code-named "Operation Restore Legacy". "On the other hand, the Zimbabwe Republic Police are expected to fully take over their responsibility and perform according to their constitutional mandate and Client Service Charter", said Lieutenant General Sibanda.
  • Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island

    Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island

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    Medicine Hat, Cypress County, Bow Island and Suffield are under a special weather statement from Environment Canada , who warns significant snowfall is coming to the region by Tuesday. However, snowfall amounts will vary significantly throughout the regions, especially those communities sitting at a higher elevation. Higher elevation passes like the Malahat could see accumulation of between five and 10 centimetres, Environment Canada said.
  • Kaspersky sues DHS over federal blacklist

    Kaspersky sues DHS over federal blacklist

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    Russian-based Kaspersky Lab has sued the US government over a decision to ban use of the company's products at all federal agencies due to national security concerns. have effectively killed its business here and hurt its worldwide reputation. In an open letter to the Department of Homeland Security published on Monday, the company's founder Eugene Kaspersky criticised the DHS.
  • U.S. military release classified footage of UFO witnessed by two Navy airmen

    U.S. military release classified footage of UFO witnessed by two Navy airmen

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    He said it was jumping around erratically and hovering over the ocean, adding that it was big enough to cause the sea to churn. In audio and video of the incident, the pilots said, "There's a whole fleet of them". This is the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged the existence of the program. But its backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that time , the program remains in existence.
  • Trump Bashes FBI Russia Probe, Leaves Open Possible Flynn Pardon

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    According to the Journal's sources, Strzok's talk of an "insurance policy" against Trump's electoral victory "was meant to convey that the bureau needed to aggressively investigate allegations of collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation", and was not intended to "suggest a secret plan to harm the candidate but rather address a colleague who believed the [FBI] could take its time because Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was certain to win the ...
  • Obama stymied probe into Hezbollah drug trafficking to secure Iran deal

    Obama stymied probe into Hezbollah drug trafficking to secure Iran deal

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    Officials cited in the report accused then-president Barack Obama of implementing a "systematic decision" that "serially ripped apart the entire effort". Fayad was ultimately sent to Beirut and is now believed to be back in business, supplying arms to militant groups in Syria and elsewhere with the support of Russian Federation.
  • Man Utd hopes of signing Antoine Griezmann fading, Barcelona chief confirms contact

    Man Utd hopes of signing Antoine Griezmann fading, Barcelona chief confirms contact

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    Griezmann is one of the hottest properties in football after several outstanding seasons for Atleti and is reportedly being courted by teams including Manchester United and Barcelona. "I recognize that was clumsy on my part", he said. "If I offended anyone, I apologise", he wrote. Eventually, he did own up to the idea that it might've been a little ill-advised as he deleted both previous posts and then asked for pardon.
  • Trump judicial pick who drew ridicule at hearing withdraws

    Trump judicial pick who drew ridicule at hearing withdraws

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    Petersen has spent almost a decade as a commissioner of an important federal agency overseeing its litigation on regulatory issues - the very kinds of issues federal district court in DC decides", Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, said Friday.
  • Two people dead after Cameron House fire

    Two people dead after Cameron House fire

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    Firefighters at the scene following a fire at the Cameron House Hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. One eyewitness reported seeing a family being rescued from the top floor of the building while the fire raged on. A further three people were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment. Police are at the scene and working with other emergency services to establish what caused the fire.
  • Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure

    Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure

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    Manchin believes Franken was railroaded, and he hopes the Minnesota Democrat will stick around until an ethics investigation into sexual misconduct claims can be investigated. And sources told Politico that Sen. A story in Politico says four senators contend Franken was pressured to leave too hastily and he should consider rescinding his planned resignation.
  • Ex-wife of slain National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright is arrested

    Ex-wife of slain National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright is arrested

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    His decomposing body was found July 28, 2010. He had been shot multiple times and investigators found shell casings from multiple caliber guns at the scene. Born and raised in Memphis, he was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father's involvement as a coach in summer leagues. Two days before his body was found, WMC Action News 5 spoke to Sherra.
  • Christmas snow flurries possible in Central Texas

    Christmas snow flurries possible in Central Texas

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    Other major guidance models, including the normally reliable European model, are projecting a later return of colder air. With Christmas day exactly one week away, everyone's minds are on one thing: will we have a white Christmas? "A White Christmas will be dependant upon the exact arrival of colder weather but some places could still see that single flake of snow during the 24 hours of Christmas Day", he said.
  • Cyril Ramaphosa elected new leader of South Africa's ruling party

    Cyril Ramaphosa elected new leader of South Africa's ruling party

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    On Saturday morning, as the ANC conference was about to begin, Mr. Zuma made a last-ditch bid to improve his legacy by announcing a scheme to provide free university education for low-income South Africans. A total of 4,776 delegates will vote. The growing frustration around Mr Zuma led the party to suffer its worst-ever performance in municipal elections in 2016, with its vote share falling below 60 per cent for the first time.
  • Trump officials demand Mueller return thousands of emails

    Trump officials demand Mueller return thousands of emails

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    A GSA spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment. The speculation escalated with the release of a letter Saturday from a Trump transition team attorney to key House and Senate committees accusing the special counsel of unlawfully obtaining thousands of the team's emails through the General Services Administration.
  • Train derails, blocks major interstate in Washington

    Train derails, blocks major interstate in Washington

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    A Washington Department of Transportation camera shows an Amtrak train auto hanging partway off an overpass bridge and resting on the road, Q13 Fox reported . Amtrak train 501 runs between Portland and Seattle daily. Passenger Chris Karnes said those on the train were forced to kick out train windows to exit, as the emergency doors were not functioning correctly.
  • Rohingya villages razed despite refugee deal - HRW

    Rohingya villages razed despite refugee deal - HRW

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    Myanmar has in the past blamed fires in villages on insurgents. Burmese soldiers, police and militias have been accused of razing hundreds of villages, gang-raping women and children and killing indiscriminately, in what the U.S. The United Nations' top human rights official has raised the prospect of Myanmar's defacto leader Aung San Suu Kyi facing charges over the deaths and expulsion of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.
  • Man arrested over alleged attempt to break into RAF Mildenhall

    Man arrested over alleged attempt to break into RAF Mildenhall

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    Members of the public have been asked to avoid the area while police carry out further checks. Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. RAF Mildenhall's Facebook page said the measures were taken after "reports of a disturbance on base". Delivery driver Junead Khan, 25, from Luton, used his job with a pharmaceutical company as cover to scout the bases.
  • Former Vol Randy Sanders taking ETSU job

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    Sanders was born in Morristown, about an hour's drive from ETSU's campus. "This was a job I wanted", Sanders said. I've always thought (Johnson City) was a great city. Following two of the three seasons which that wasn't the case, Sanders and his family had to relocate in the ensuing offseason. Sanders remained at Florida State through this season and most recently worked as co-offensive coordinator.