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Preston North End's Kevin O'Connor was visiting family in Ireland when he found out he had won a million euros. After collecting his million euro jackpot in the National Lottery offices in Dublin he revealed that his mother Breda urged him to check his ticket after hearing the winning numbers were sold locally.
  • United States military member killed in Afghanistan

    United States military member killed in Afghanistan

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    There are now about 14,000 US troops stationed in Afghanistan to help the country's military battle the Taliban and ISIS. Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the senior USA military commander in Afghanistan, issued a statement expressing condolences for the lost service member.
  • GOP's Bachmann mulling bid for Franken's Senate seat

    GOP's Bachmann mulling bid for Franken's Senate seat

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    The remaining two years of Franken's term will be filled during a November special election. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton picked his second-in-command last month to replace Franken. His replacement, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is expected to be sworn in Wednesday. But there's also a price you pay. Smith, a Democrat, says she'll run in the special election.
  • Stepfather charged with 1st-degree murder in death of boy, 6

    Stepfather charged with 1st-degree murder in death of boy, 6

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    Smith said the brothers were then forced to sleep with the boy's body. He was arrested Sunday and was charged with aggravated child abuse and felony first-degree murder. J.R. said fear drove him to kick and punch Brice in the stomach and face. Brice's twin brother, "B.R.", backed up J.R.'s story, but said when Montgomery told him to beat his twin as the child lay on the floor, he refused.
  • Vicious and Deadly Snake Hid 43 Eggs in School Sandbox, Reports Say

    Vicious and Deadly Snake Hid 43 Eggs in School Sandbox, Reports Say

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    Other experts such as Bryan Fry, who specializes in snakes, initially thought that the eggs "definitely" belonged to a snake but later after he processed the information more thoroughly and realized that the eggs were buried in the sand, stated that those were water dragons' eggs.
  • Supreme leader Khamenei says 'enemies of Iran' meddling in deadly unrest

    Supreme leader Khamenei says 'enemies of Iran' meddling in deadly unrest

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    The demonstrations were the boldest challenge to government authority since a pro-democracy revolt in 2009. The protests began Thursday in Mashhad over Iran's weak economy and a jump in food prices and have expanded to several cities, with some protesters chanting against the government and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
  • First Alert Weather Day: Wintry mix likely Wednesday; Winter Storm Watch issued

    First Alert Weather Day: Wintry mix likely Wednesday; Winter Storm Watch issued

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    Here's a review of the planning of this storm took after by what we think about the potential snowfall aggregations at this moment. That low will be driven northeastward up the east coast Wednesday and Thursday. So how much snow? Again, the wind could be the more important factor with this storm. We really need to see how the steering currents organize on Tuesday before we can create an accumulation map.
  • Bigg Boss 11: Puneesh becomes the first contestant to enter Finale

    Bigg Boss 11: Puneesh becomes the first contestant to enter Finale

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    Shilpa declared that she and Hina should take up the 5th and 6th positions while the Luv Tyagi , Aakash and Puneesh can decide their places amongst themselves. Akash Dadlani and Puneesh were seen dancing around in the house and Vikas and Hina rued their decision. Vikas says Shilpa deserves first spot. Shilpa says if she gives up the top spot and stands at a lower position, then people will say she is the sacrificial queen.
  • Trump's first 2018 tweet: Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit'

    Trump's first 2018 tweet: Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit'

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    In contrast to his tweet Monday, Trump in October was talking about how much Pakistan now respected the US. He also disclosed his intention of not giving any further aid to Pakistan in the future. So, technically, Pakistan did not receive 33 billion US Dollars as bragged by the 45th head of the America Donald Trump in his first day tweets of 2018.
  • Palestine recalls envoy to US

    Palestine recalls envoy to US

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    Many Palestinians do not have Israeli citizenship, holding only permanent resident status in the city, which can be withdrawn any time for different reasons. Now, the U.S.is expected to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would be a symbol of Israel's sovereignty over the city. While President Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has damaged Arab-American relations, the choice has strengthened the United States's relationship with Israel and is ...
  • Why Chrissy Teigen briefly made her Twitter and Instagram accounts private

    Why Chrissy Teigen briefly made her Twitter and Instagram accounts private

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    Recent reports have revealed that singer John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen , have responded to the alarming allegations made by a conspiracy theorist that they were involved in human trafficking and pedophilic practices. On Saturday, Teigen tweeted that she was "pretty disturbed" after being accused by self-proclaimed investigative writer Liz Conkin of playing a role in the Pizzagate theory.
  • WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid

    WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid

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    The Kremlin's deal with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been extended until the end of this year, a sign that allies are committed to cutting stockpiles to boost prices. Oil in NY climbed 12% previous year as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies trimmed supply to reduce a global glut. In the most recent week's data USA crude oil stocks fell by a larger-than-expected 4.61 million barrels.
  • Death toll from Iran's anti-govt protests rises to 15

    Death toll from Iran's anti-govt protests rises to 15

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    The latest violence came despite President Hassan Rouhani's vow that the nation would deal with "rioters and lawbreakers". A Syrian Foreign Ministry statement released Tuesday blasted the USA administration and Israel for expressing support to Iran's protesters.
  • Twins born in two different years

    Twins born in two different years

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    December 31. The set of twins were born in Delano, at Delano Regional Medical Center, one at the end of 2017 and one at the start of 2018, according to Bakersfield television station KERO. Maria and her husband Joaquin, both farm labourers, have three other daughters ranging in ages from 18 years old to six. "When they realized they were going to be in the hospital over New Year's Eve, the family planned to celebrate at midnight in the break room".
  • Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots swell to almost $800M

    Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots swell to almost $800M

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    The Powerball number was 24 and the Power Play multiplier was 2. Those are tougher odds thanPowerball, which is a 1 in 292.2 million shot. The actual estimate of the grand prize was $390.1 million. Increasing jackpots with no winning tickets drawn continue to attract new players with Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries both topping the $300 million mark.
  • Iran protests: 450 reportedly arrested in Tehran amid deadly anti-government demonstrations

    Iran protests: 450 reportedly arrested in Tehran amid deadly anti-government demonstrations

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    In 2009, the demonstrations led by the "Green Movement" were sparked by anger at the perceived doctoring of the presidential election results against the reformist candidates and in favour of the incumbent president, Mohammed Ahmadinejad. One member of the security forces was reported killed on Monday. In the western city of Kermanshah, protesters set fire to a traffic police post, but no one was hurt in the incident, Mehr news agency said .
  • Climbers killed during Table Mountain hike

    Climbers killed during Table Mountain hike

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    Many tourists who were stranded on the mountain during the operation were left in the dark about why the cable cars were not available to take them down the mountain. "With the cable auto being used as a rescue vehicle, people can not take the cable auto down". According to News24, the pair had been climbing "Arrow Final" along with a female companion when they fell from the side of the mountain.
  • German MP faces probe for Twitter post against 'Muslim hordes'

    German MP faces probe for Twitter post against 'Muslim hordes'

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    Von Storch hit the roof when Cologne police tweeted a Happy New Year greeting in Arabic. Under Germany's new hate speech laws , von Storch may could face charges of incitement to hatred. However, von Storch took particular offense to the Arabic version. The AfD, which says Islam is incompatible with the German constitution, is the third largest party in parliament.
  • The cold weather will linger

    The cold weather will linger

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    Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Highs will be in the lower 50s with north winds around 5 miles per hour. WEDNESDAY: Sunny and cold. The average high is 38, and this is traditionally our coldest time of the year. Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
  • Bronx apartment fire leaves 16 injured

    Bronx apartment fire leaves 16 injured

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    On the frigid morning, firefighters were battling not only the flames but the cold as well. One woman ran down the hall banging on doors to try and get her neighbors out. The five-alarm blaze ripped through the Bronx building early Tuesday. . "By the time we opened the door in the hallway, there was black smoke". That fire was caused by a three-year-old boy playing with the burners of a kitchen stove in one of the apartments, officials said .
  • Big earnings continue as Tiger Zinda Hai collects over Rs270 crore

    Big earnings continue as Tiger Zinda Hai collects over Rs270 crore

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    The movie Tiger Zinda hai hits the screens on 22 December on the event of Christmas. Tiger Zinda Hai's box-office collection on day 11 showed huge a huge trend. Looks like the film might just end up crossing the Rs 300 crore threshold it was eyeing. With the steady and strong performance the film has been showing that it's only a matter of time for Salman's latest to rank among the select films to earn more than Rs.300 crore.
  • White House voices support of Iranian protests

    White House voices support of Iranian protests

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    He gave no further details nor a time for when the president will talk. However, in a statement carried by state media, it said, "The Iranian nation.will not allow the country to be hurt". As of Sunday, no statement had been issued by Federica Mogherini, the European Union's high representative for foreign policy, nor Europe's main foreign ministries - although British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson did tweet that he was watching "events in Iran with concern".
  • South Korea proposes North Korea talks for January 9

    South Korea proposes North Korea talks for January 9

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    He also hinted that North Korea could also send a team to the Winter Olympics at the South Korean skiing resort of Pyeongchang next month. President Trump has previously ruled out USA diplomatic participation in any discussions with North Korea until it gives up its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
  • 12 people killed amid nationwide protests

    12 people killed amid nationwide protests

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    Mehr news agency quoted a judiciary official as saying that several ringleaders of protests in Karaj, the fourth largest city in Iran, have been arrested . Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said in a news conference that both protesters and the security forces should follow the law. U.S. President Donald Trump used one of his first tweets of 2018 to voice his support for the protesters.
  • Dalit protesters block roads, rail tracks in Mumbai

    Dalit protesters block roads, rail tracks in Mumbai

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    Mumbai was brought to a standstill on Tuesday as anger boiled over after violence marred the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune district on Monday. Some Dalit leaders and thinkers view it as a victory of oppressed classes over the upper-caste establishment of those times. Both Dalits and Marathas have taken to streets today and are staging " Rasta Roko " protests across Maharashtra , including Mumbai .
  • New Year Brings Record Setting Cold Across Tri

    New Year Brings Record Setting Cold Across Tri

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    The low was minus 3 degrees on Snake Mountain this morning with Beech Mountain coming in at minus 2. The normal high temperature for Winston-Salem this time of year is 46 or 47 degrees and the normal low is the upper 20s, Wert said. To keep track of the current temperatures and wind chills, and see the detailed and only 10-day forecast for Madison, stay tuned to WISC-TV3, Channel3000.com, and the Channel3000.com First Alert Weather & Traffic app.
  • Sydney Sea Plane Crashes Into Hawkesbury River Killing All Six People Onboard

    Sydney Sea Plane Crashes Into Hawkesbury River Killing All Six People Onboard

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    Officials say the single-engine plane sank rapidly after crashing into the Hawkesbury River . Police divers recovered the bodies of all six victims a few hours later, New South Wales police said. Hutchings said that police had already been in contact with British authorities. "We grieve for those who lost their lives". We wish to pass on our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the passengers and pilot who were tragically killed.
  • Tuesday's weather: Warnings in place as Storm Eleanor approaches

    Tuesday's weather: Warnings in place as Storm Eleanor approaches

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    Forecasters say some coastal areas could be affected by large waves as it combines with a period of high tides. There is a small chance of transport delays, route and bridge closures, and cancellations to public transport. 'As well as this, there is a small chance of disruption to power and other services. Temperatures will be a bit warmer, with top temperatures set to be between 7 and 10C on Wednesday, with the general outlook for the remainder of the first week of 2018 being changeable and ...
  • Iran protests: Nine deaths reported after night of violence

    Iran protests: Nine deaths reported after night of violence

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    A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that 450 people have been arrested over three days in Tehran since Saturday. The demonstrations - the largest to hit Iran since the protests around the disputed 2009 election - began in Mashhad, apparently over rising food prices, and expanded to several cities.
  • Seven Injured After Box Truck Crashes Into Vehicle, Pedestrians in SF

    Seven Injured After Box Truck Crashes Into Vehicle, Pedestrians in SF

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    Two pedestrians were taken to a trauma center, and one of them had life-threatening injuries, fire officials said. A truck has plowed into pedestrians and a vehicle in San Francisco , causing a number of injuries. "And, inside the auto is the family of five", SFPD Sergeant John Bragagnolo said. The ages of the victims range from pre-teen to elderly. The driver and occupants of the box truck are cooperating with police.
  • Panamanian vessel probed over suspected oil supplies to N. Korea

    Panamanian vessel probed over suspected oil supplies to N. Korea

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    Kim struck an unusually conciliatory note in his annual New Year's Day address, declaring his wish "for peaceful resolution with our southern border". The sanctions on North Korea were imposed a year ago after it carried out a series of tests of ballistics missiles that could be armed with a nuclear warhead and underground nuclear weapons tests.
  • Instant Talaq Bill to reach Rajya Sabha today

    Instant Talaq Bill to reach Rajya Sabha today

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    We are in discussion mode with Congress party and others for the triple talaq Bill , hope for a smooth passage in Rajya Sabha said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar to the reporters. According to sources in the Congress, Leader of Opposition in the Upper House Ghulam Nabi Azad has convened a meeting of the leaders of his party as well as other parties in his Parliament chamber today, before the Bill is scheduled to be taken up in Rajya Sabha.
  • Pakistan secretly seizing assets of Hafiz Saeed

    Pakistan secretly seizing assets of Hafiz Saeed

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    Reuters quoted an official saying, "Pakistan's civilian government detailed its plans in a secret order to various provincial and federal government departments on December 19". Saeed was individually designated by the United Nations under the Security Council Resolution 1267 in December, 2008. Following his release from house arrest in November, the USA responded furiously, pointing out that "LeT is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent ...
  • Alabama vs Clemson: CFP Semifinal, Sugar Bowl 2018 Preview and Prediction

    Alabama vs Clemson: CFP Semifinal, Sugar Bowl 2018 Preview and Prediction

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    Even though they are the higher ranked team with the 2017 Heisman Trophy victor at quarterback, the Sooners are underdogs Monday afternoon. The Tigers have been one of most disrespected defending national champions in recent memory. In seven such instances since 1998, the quarterbacks have gone just 1-6, totaling seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Sugar Bowl is the true main event of the New Year's Day bowl schedule.
  • New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban

    New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban

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    It appeared the group created the mound with a shovel at low tide before waiting for the incoming tide to surround them. The ban forbid alcohol consumption at the beach and other public places in the Coromandel area on New Year's Eve .
  • North Korea vows to bolster its nuclear capability

    North Korea vows to bolster its nuclear capability

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    The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to pass Resolution 2397 on Friday, as a response to Pyongyang's launch of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile on November 29. In order to crackdown on Pyongyang's efforts to engage in illegal trade, six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their ships were placed on sanctions by the treasury department November 21.