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Led coalition says fewer than 1000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, Syria

Led coalition says fewer than 1000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, Syria In eastern Syria, where the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces have captured Raqqa and pursued ISIS' remnants in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, the fight was not over, Gedney said. "Their task is to destabilize the situation". The U.S. said the military base is a temporary facility to train partner forces to fight ISIS, according to Reuters . [Full Article...]

Theresa May demands police leaks over Damian Green are `properly investigated´

Theresa May demands police leaks over Damian Green are `properly investigated´ Green, who voted to stay in the European Union, was appointed as first secretary of state just six months ago in a bid to shore up May's premiership in the wake of her disastrous bet on a June snap election which lost her party its majority in parliament. [Full Article...]

Odisha CM Naveen congratulates Jai Ram Thakur

Odisha CM Naveen congratulates Jai Ram Thakur As many as five out of twelve ministers in the Himachal Pradesh cabinet headed by Jai Ram Thakur have criminal records, while eight MLAs are "crorepati", says a report by the Himachal Pradesh Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms. [Full Article...]

Four found dead in basement apartment in Troy, NY

Autopsies are being performed today, Tedesco said. DeWolf also did not reveal if any weapons were found at the scene and said the circumstances in which they were found dead appeared to be suspicious. "Unfortunately, it's awful, terrible, sad, especially at this time of the year that there's four deceased folks in there", he told the affiliate. State police were involved in the investigation alo... [Full Article...]

Hegde should apologise or be sacked: opposition parties

Hegde should apologise or be sacked: opposition parties Athawale praised the Prime Minister for honouring the memory of Ambedkar with a fitting memorial and said it was the Congress which had insulted Ambedkar. Raising the issue in the House which witnessed repeated adjournments, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge quoting Hegde said the minister compared those supporting secularism to "children of unknown parentage", besides denigrati... [Full Article...]

Hitting the road? Gas prices in Florida are going up

Hitting the road? Gas prices in Florida are going up Nationally, the price for a gallon of gas was higher than Florida and Georgia coming in at $2.44 per gallon on average across the country. AAA The Auto Club Group in a news release Wednesday said increasing oil prices caused gas in Florida to increase by 2 cents per gallon overnight bringing an end to a six-week run of declining prices at the pump. [Full Article...]

OFAC designates two more North Korean officials

OFAC designates two more North Korean officials On Friday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to add more sanctions on North Korea , its third round this year. Scheduled after North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground Sunday, the emergency session comes six days after the council strongly condemned Pyongyang's "outrageous" launch of a ballistic missile over Japan. [Full Article...]

Dominion Energy Virginia to assist with Puerto Rico power restoration efforts

Dominion Energy Virginia to assist with Puerto Rico power restoration efforts The new wave of crews and restoration equipment is project arrive mid-January, increasing the number of workers on the ground to 5,500. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Ameren co-workers will work in the Carolina Region, located on the northeast coast immediately east of San Juan. Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it could be as long as eight months before the whole island's electric... [Full Article...]

'I can't do it': Woman sent to prison hell

'I can't do it': Woman sent to prison hell She wept as she appeared before a judge in handcuffs on Christmas morning and was suddenly handed a three-year sentence for the charge of drug smuggling, the report said. Her family told British newspapers she bought the tablets for her Egyptian partner living in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. It is not clear when an appeal against her sentence might be heard. [Full Article...]

Kiev, pro-Russian separatists exchange hostages

Kiev, pro-Russian separatists exchange hostages Not all prisoners held by Ukraine have chosen to return to separatist controlled areas. Earlier, the sides have agreed that Kiev will release 306 Donetsk and Lugansk supporters in exchange for 74 soldiers and pro-government civilians. [Full Article...]

Extreme cold, but no precipitation, in Thursday forecast

Extreme cold, but no precipitation, in Thursday forecast In the state's north, low temperatures could be below zero. It's going to be a wet, cold and cloudy day in New Orleans on Wednesday (Dec. 27), according to forecasters with the National Weather Service . "Our confidence is very high that we won't get anything at all", Palmer said. Head added that temperatures will feel colder due to the windchill factor. [Full Article...]

Trump's top 10 achievements make an impressive list

Trump's top 10 achievements make an impressive list A Gallup poll released earlier this month showed the share of US adults holding a favorable opinion of Clinton had dropped to 36 percent, a new low. Trailing far behind Trump in the 2017 survey were Pope Francis with 3 percent; Rev. Billy Graham, U.S. Sen. As for some extra salt on the statistical slight, Trump's polarizing presidential rival, Hillary Clinton , remained the most admired wom... [Full Article...]

Virushka's wedding announcement most retweeted post of this year

Virushka's wedding announcement most retweeted post of this year Post the reception in Mumbai , Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli will travel to South Africa where Virat Kohli will start prepping for the upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Year's Eve with him. Regis. From Bollywood "PK" director Rajkumar Hirani, Boman Irani, Prasoon Joshi and many others were the first ones to arrive. After an extravagant Delhi reception, newlywed Virat Kohli a... [Full Article...]

Drawing for tied House race delayed; Democrats to file challenge

Drawing for tied House race delayed; Democrats to file challenge They also asked a trio of circuit court judges to reconsider their decision to allow a controversial ballot to be counted as a vote cast for her Republican opponent David Yancey. Their names, written on paper and tucked inside two film canisters, will be plucked from a 180-year-old turquoise pitcher that was excavated from under long-buried stables in Richmond's Capitol Square. [Full Article...]

Christmas tree recycling program in Lancaster County

Christmas tree recycling program in Lancaster County Well Emmet County is giving people who live there an incentive to recycle theirs. For New Hanover County residents, the county will offer free tree recycling starting the day after Christmas. The corps is also accepting trees in Mount Vernon until January 5 at Veterans Park softball field, Forest Avenue; Optimist Park at 903 Pace Ave.; and Airport Park at 1101 Airport Road. [Full Article...]

'Aggressive US rhetoric' on North Korea unacceptable, Russian FM Lavrov says

'Aggressive US rhetoric' on North Korea unacceptable, Russian FM Lavrov says Moscow is ready to act as a mediator between the United States and North Korea, but the conflicting sides should give their consent to this, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday. Moscow's foreign ministry added that Lavrov highlighted that it's unacceptable to exacerbate tensions with Washington's aggressive rhetoric toward Pyongyang and increasing military preparations arou... [Full Article...]

Orrin Hatch Says He's 'Grateful' for Biting Editorial That Suggested He Resign

But Matt Whitlock, a spokesman for Hatch, said that the senator's tweet was made in jest. Although the editorial afforded Hatch the "Utahn of the Year" distinction due to his far-reaching influence on the national stage, it expressed its deep disapproval of the way Hatch has used that influence and called on him to retire. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom woman jailed for 3 years in Egypt for carrying painkillers

United Kingdom woman jailed for 3 years in Egypt for carrying painkillers Last month, her mother Roberta Sinclair said: "She did not realise what she was doing". Plummer had claimed the painkiller, legal in the United Kingdom but banned in Egypt , was for her Egyptian partner, to treat his back pain. It is not clear when an appeal against her sentence might be heard. "It is illogical that she was dealing in Tramadol.She had only 320 pills - even the plane ticke... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Russia dossier a 'Crooked Hillary pile of garbage'

The dossier was a collection of unverified claims about alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. "And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!" "What we really want to know is was the dossier - which you all are quite aware was a Clinton funded opposition research document - the basis for weaponizing the intelligence community agai... [Full Article...]

Particular climate assertion issued for Christmas

Particular climate assertion issued for Christmas A few centimetres of snow are expected, along with poor road visibility as the flurries move through, Environment Canada said Monday afternoon. It's a handsome white Christmas , but it's becoming blustery with brisk winds and local blowing snow developing, states the weather statement. [Full Article...]


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