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Wind chill values could drop to -10° or colder through Wednesday afternoon. A north northeast wind will be 8 to 11 miles per hour. "Additional snow accumulations of 1" - 3" is likely for most valleys and between 2" - 6" of mountain snow is possible.
  • 2 injured in second Christmas Day fire in Manhattan

    2 injured in second Christmas Day fire in Manhattan

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    Fire Department spokesman Michael Parrella says firefighters were hampered by high winds and malfunctioning elevators. The fire occurred on 56th Street in an area of Manhattan crowded with tourists celebrating the Christmas holiday. One civilian and one firefighter was injured, officials said. Firefighters contained the fire to the 35th floor apartment, and authorities did not evacuate the building.
  • Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour

    Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour

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    Another Christianity follower said, "We celebrated the Jesus Christ birth with pomp and gaiety". Christmas trees, bells, gifts and cakes were flooded in the markets where several people wearing Santa Claus signature cap could be seen enjoying the festive spirit.
  • McConnell mocks Steve Bannon's 'political genius' in Roy Moore Senate loss

    McConnell mocks Steve Bannon's 'political genius' in Roy Moore Senate loss

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    Asked whether he's relieved that divisive Alabama Republican Roy Moore won't be coming to the Senate even though his loss in a special election cost the GOP a seat, McConnell said, "I think you know the answer to that". He's committed to bringing immigration legislation to the Senate floor if a bipartisan group of senators can reach an agreement. A more bipartisan legislative focus should be expected in 2018, he said, given the realities of an almost evenly divided Senate.
  • Christmas celebrated across Odisha with joy and fervour

    Christmas celebrated across Odisha with joy and fervour

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    Cardinal of Bangladesh Patrick D' Rozario, ambassadors and representatives from different foreign missions, distinguished persons of the Christian community, religious leaders and professionals joined the reception. The streets of Panaji and Margao, the two main cities of Goa, were packed with vehicles till the wee hours as people participated in the traditional dance parties after the prayer service.
  • Parental Abduction of 1-year-old

    Parental Abduction of 1-year-old

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    Investigators believe Viktor Bandurovskiy stole the vehicle while fleeing with the child. Viktor allegedly took Eli in his mother's auto, a white 2008 Scion with an Arkansas license plate, 940MNT. He was last seen wearing blue/gray pajama trousers, a gray undershirt, a navy cardigan with two red horizontal stripes and large buttons, and blue/lime green tennis shoes.
  • In Christmas message, queen honours cities hit by terror

    In Christmas message, queen honours cities hit by terror

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    The queen echoed that sentiment toward first responders in her Christmas broadcast by mentioning the Grenfell Tower fire as well. She will observe how the concept of home can extend to a home town or city, saying: "This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester, whose powerful identities shone through over the past 12 months in the face of appalling attacks".
  • Officer Killed, 1 Injured in Traffic Collision

    Officer Killed, 1 Injured in Traffic Collision

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    Camilleri and another CHP officer were parked on the Winton Avenue on-ramp to I-880 in the southbound direction when their cruiser was hit by a auto, said CHP Officer Hannah Walcott. He had been with the CHP for 1 year and 4 months, officials said. Brown said the car's driver was suspected of being "impaired". When released from the hospital, CHP says they have enough evidence to charge the driver with "very serious felony charges".
  • Eric Garner's Oldest Daughter In Critical Condition After Heart Attack

    Eric Garner's Oldest Daughter In Critical Condition After Heart Attack

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    The mother of two is now in the intensive care unit at a Brooklyn hospital, and unable to breathe on her own, her family confirmed to the outlet. The woman's Twitter account asked supporters to pray for her . "I pray she makes it; she has two little ones to live for". Mr. Garner was killed in July 2014 when plainclothes officers from the New York Police Department were arresting him for selling single, untaxed cigarettes.
  • Man rams auto into political party headquarters in Berlin

    Man rams auto into political party headquarters in Berlin

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    Authorities did not identify the man, in part because of a policy of limiting public communications in cases involving suicide, attempted or otherwise, saying only that he was 58 years old. An initial investigation indicates that a driver rammed his auto into the building with the intention of committing suicide, the police added. The driver was lightly injured and taken to a hospital, where he was questioned by police, and revealed his intention was to end his own life, Efe reported .
  • Coach Winklejohn Predicts Holly Holm Shocks The World Again At UFC 219

    Coach Winklejohn Predicts Holly Holm Shocks The World Again At UFC 219

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    The tougher the challenge the better the fight for Holly Holm . It was a 25-minute fight against a girl who is going to move forward with her strikes like me. When it comes to ferocious knockout strikers in women's mixed martial arts, Cris "Cyborg" Justino sets the gold standard. MMAjunkie recently interviewed Cris Cyborg Justino's manager, Jason Parillo ahead of Cyborg's UFC 219 main event title bout with Holly Holm for the UFC women's featherweight title.
  • Iraqi Christians Celebrate 1st Mass in Mosul Since ISIS

    Iraqi Christians Celebrate 1st Mass in Mosul Since ISIS

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    The giant tree made worldwide news, according to a Fox News tweet which read, " Iraqi Christians have raised a 30-ft. tall Christmas tree in Baghdad to celebrate both the holiday and the expulsion of ISIS extremists by Iraq Security Forces".
  • Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi To Attend Vijay Rupani's Oath-Taking Ceremony

    Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi To Attend Vijay Rupani's Oath-Taking Ceremony

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    The swearing-in of Vijay Rupani as Gujarat Chief Minister with his council of ministers will be take place in Gandhinagar on December 26. Vijay Rupani was elected as the chief minister of Gujarat. He is a union minister and Rajya Sabha member whose term ends in April 2018. The observers said a new era of development would be ushered with the Modi government at the Centre and the BJP government in the State.
  • Woman dies in pit bull attack

    Woman dies in pit bull attack

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    Both animal control and the Bell County Sheriff's Department are looking for the brown Pitbull still out and about. The two dogs did not belong to the couple. "Under no circumstances are you to engage this unsafe animal", the sheriff's department said. James Saylor, who lives next door, said he heard barking and quickly took action.
  • Jeepney crash kills 20 in Philippines

    Jeepney crash kills 20 in Philippines

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    Based on the initial information the Agoo police received, Villanueva said that the accident happened when the jeepney went to the lane of the bus along a national highway in the said town. On Saturday morning at least 37 people died in a shopping mall fire in the southern city of Davao. The Philippines, a majority Catholic country, has experienced several devastating incidents in the run up to Christmas Day.
  • Melbourne crash driver spoke to police about Allah following attack

    Melbourne crash driver spoke to police about Allah following attack

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    Eighteen victims were injured, three of them critically. The condition of a four-year-old boy who suffered head injuries is improving. "He spoke about dreams, he spoke about voices but he also did attribute some of his actions to the poor treatment of Muslims", he said this morning.
  • Trump greets United States troops stationed overseas a Merry Xmas

    Trump greets United States troops stationed overseas a Merry Xmas

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    Trump opened the day by tweeting against the FBI's deputy director and the news media. In a videoconference message from his private members-only club, Mar-a-Lago, he thanked service members from each of the five branches of the military and their "always underappreciated military families, the greatest people on earth".
  • Supporters Nominate Navalny For Russian Presidential Election

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    One Navalny supporter named Maria, told Deutsche Welle journalist Mykhailo Komadovsky: "I personally have only one enemy, His name is Putin". Nearby, police officers warned the crowd through loudspeakers they were breaking the law and threatened to disperse the rally.
  • Donald Trump Sends His Support to the Troops Ahead of Christmas

    Donald Trump Sends His Support to the Troops Ahead of Christmas

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    Despite only negative reporting, we are doing well - nobody is going to beat us. In a series of posts on Twitter from his Florida estate on Christmas Eve, the president also took aim at the fake news again, while talking about the progress that has been made in areas such as tax reform under his administration.
  • Is a good place for a white Christmas

    Is a good place for a white Christmas

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    Second, we can expect wind chills through Sunday to range from -5 to -25 with local winds gusts up to 40 miles per hour at times, especially west of Billings. "Into Christmas Day , highs will be in the upper 20's to lower 30's". Wednesday, the high will be near 23 with partly sunny skies, the weather service said.
  • Julian Assange's official Twitter account disappears

    Julian Assange's official Twitter account disappears

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    Assange, who's been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, uses the social media messaging service to communicate with the outside world. He faces rape allegations in Sweden, which he denies, and is seeking asylum as he believes that if he leaves the embassy he will be extradited to the US over WikiLeaks' publications.
  • Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez attending Christian couples therapy?

    Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez attending Christian couples therapy?

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    They got into a fight, which reportedly led them to Christian couples therapy. "They don't want to repeat the same patterns as before", the source said . The publication also noted that Teefey was recently hospitalized due to stress, but not necessarily because of Gomez's relationship with Bieber. As the insider said, the singer feels like she is stuck between her love for her family and her love for her boyfriend, who has been in and out of her life for almost eight years.
  • U.S. to Sell Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

    U.S. to Sell Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

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    The State Department did not confirm that those weapons would be among those supplied. US media reported on December 22 that President Donald Trump was ready to authorize the sale of the missiles, although that was not referenced in the State Department statement.
  • At least 4 dead after bus crashes into underground passage in Moscow

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    An unnamed emergency services source told the TASS news agency that the number of fatalities had risen to five people. The Interior Ministry's press service in Moscow has confirmed the death of four people in the accident. Moscow police say both passengers and passers-by were killed. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident but Russian news agencies said that the driver had been detained.
  • In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror

    In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror

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    The Queen was absent from last year's Christmas morning service at the estate in Norfolk because of a heavy cold. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh also marked their 70th wedding anniversary, becoming the first ever couple in the British Royal Family to celebrate their platinum anniversary.
  • UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on NKorea

    UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on NKorea

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    North Korea's foreign ministry called United Nations sanctions against it an act of war. "If we have to do it (militarily), we expect to make it the worst day in North Korea's life", he said, adding that if war comes, "every submarine he's got is to be sunk and every ship he's got is to be sunk", he said, referring to Kim Jong-un, the young North Korean leader who has threatened to use his nuclear weapons on the US.
  • Hafiz Saeed opens office of his political party in Lahore

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    Jamaat-ud-Dawa ( JuD ) leader Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has opened a JuD office in the political vicinity of Lahore's NA-120 on Sunday. This seat came vacant when former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had to resign, following his disqualification by Pakistan's supreme court.
  • Dutch Media Busts Michigan's Pete Hoekstra For Using 'Fake News' Defense

    Dutch Media Busts Michigan's Pete Hoekstra For Using 'Fake News' Defense

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    Earlier this week, Pete Hoekstra--the newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands--objected to "fake news" about something he said, even thought it was... That's actually an incorrect statement [.] fake news". It prompted the CAIR Group to say that anyone "who lies so shamelessly, can only harm our nation's image, calling for Hoekstra to be replaced".
  • India's first AC local train begins operation in Mumbai

    India's first AC local train begins operation in Mumbai

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    The Ministry also said that the base fare of the single journey of the AC local will be 1.3 times of the base fare of the existing fare for a single journey by first class. Security: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) will ensure the safety of the commuters with the presence of a suitable number of RPF constables in each coach.
  • Tendulkar proposes steps to embed sporting culture in India

    Tendulkar proposes steps to embed sporting culture in India

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    Tendulkar, who has been panned for his absence from Parliament since his nomination in 2012, had submitted a notice for a short-duration discussion on the right to play and the future of sports in India. "My vision is healthy and fit India.We are a diabetic capital of the world with over 75 million people affected by this disease". However, he couldn't as the Congress disrupted the proceedings to demand a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his allegations on his ...
  • Red Cross helping after Christmas Eve apartment fire displaces 54 people

    Red Cross helping after Christmas Eve apartment fire displaces 54 people

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    Investigators say flames came through the roof of the 20 unit building and part of the roof on one end of the building collapsed. No injuries were reported and the family got out safely, authorities said. Following the fire, Spartanburg Police Department posted this to its Facebook page: "Thanks to the life saving efforts by our fire departments, no lives were lost from this tragic incident".
  • UN Imposes New Sanctions Targeting North Korean Oil Imports

    UN Imposes New Sanctions Targeting North Korean Oil Imports

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    The comment, another in a series of typically belicose remarks made by the rogue state against the U.S., comes after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted US-drafted sanctions against North Korea for its November intercontinental ballistic missile test .
  • IS claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

    IS claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

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    This comes a couple of days after a Hummer packed with explosives was rammed by a suicide bomber into a police compound in Kandahar. Attacks on both official and unofficial targets are commonplace in Kabul and throughout Afghanistan. Security personnel have cordoned off the area. Six officers were killed and the building was completely destroyed. No one immediately claimed responsibility.
  • CNN Cancels Their Daily Snapchat Show

    CNN Cancels Their Daily Snapchat Show

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    The Update would feature at least five news stories in each episode from different reporters and bureaus around the world in hope of attracting a more youthful audience, which may not have worked as both companies are ceasing production December 31.
  • United States winning war against terrorism: Donald Trump tells soldiers in Xmas greeting

    United States winning war against terrorism: Donald Trump tells soldiers in Xmas greeting

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    Vice President Mike Pence rallied US troops stationed in Afghanistan during a surprise visit last week. "We're going to have a great year, an incredible year", Trump said. But first: Golf. On Saturday, Trump went golfing at the Trump International Gold Course in West Palm Beach, Fla. "One person held up a sign that read " Welcome Home President Trump" another held up a sign that read " Real News.
  • Doctors save baby of pregnant teen fatally shot just before Christmas

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    She was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries and later died. Vega was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, but doctors managed to save her son. No one else in the house was wounded. It's unclear if she was a target or if it was a random shooting, and there are no suspects now in custody for the drive-by and murder.
  • 150 trapped in French Alps ski lifts

    150 trapped in French Alps ski lifts

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    Skiers spent between one and two hours stuck on the gondola, suspended 25 metres above the ground, at the Chamrousse resort. The operation involved rescuers being lowered from the helicopters onto the roofs of the cars and opening them up from the top, officials said.
  • Tunisia bans Emirates Airlines flights

    Tunisia bans Emirates Airlines flights

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    The statement, which was posted on the Transport Ministry's Facebook page, did not elaborate on the reasons for the move. An internal Emirates Airline email that was published in local media revealed that a temporary ban had been put in place on women from the North African country.
  • Guatemala announces relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem

    Guatemala announces relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem

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    After speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Morales wrote to Guatemalans on his Facebook page that "one of the most important topics was the return of Guatemala's embassy to Jerusalem", from Tel Aviv where it is now located.