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Palace comes from behind to beat Southampton 2-1

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In torrid conditions on a bog of a pitch Palace looked spent at times but they kept going and showed plenty of guts to overturn Shane Long's opener and rise to 14th place. The goal itself was a well-worked finish for the former Cork City man, steering a low cross from right-back Jeremy Pied . Another, Patrick van Aanholt , was excellent against the Citizens on New Year's Eve and had a good second half against the Saints. Read More »

County students on 2-hour delay Wednesday

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Watauga County and Avery County school officials announced their districts will operate on a two-hour delay for the rest of the week due to the single digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills. It is so cold outside that several schools are closed or delayed Tuesday morning. Buses will run an hour later than regularly scheduled, and will begin picking up students at 7 a.m. Read More »

United States service member killed in Afghanistan

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US military officials acknowledged the fatality Tuesday in a news release, saying that two of the wounded service members were receiving treatment at a nearby medical facility and were in stable condition. The service member's name is not being immediately disclosed pending notification of next of kin. During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan last month, Vice President Mike Pence said American forces would stand "shoulder to shoulder" with their Afghan counterparts as they fight the ... Read More »

Iran unrest: 9 more killed in overnight clashes

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It said all three were shot by hunting rifles, which are common in the Iranian countryside. Nine individuals were reportedly killed throughout the night as anti-government protests continue across Iran . The top Iranian judge called on the prosecutors to monitor the situation closely, steer those pursuing legitimate demands towards lawful methods, and get tough with vandals and arsonists destroying public and private properties and violating the rights of others. Read More »

Michele Bachmann eyeing run for Franken's Senate seat

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However, she told Bakker that she was wary about wading into the Senate race because she's anxious about paying a price that she described as "bigger than ever" because "the Swamp is so toxic". The former tea party darling was briefly regarded as a serious presidential contender in 2011 after winning the Iowa straw poll, but she quickly flamed out amid low polling numbers and the unexpected victory of former Sen. Read More »

Senator Orrin Hatch Announces Plan to Retire

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Hatch's announcement also opens the door for Republican Mitt Romney to run for his seat. Hatch spent months wooing Utah tea party activists, and while he failed to get enough support from state GOP convention delegates to avoid a primary, he defeated his primary opponent and went on to win a seventh term. Read More »

Mysterious 'snake eggs' found in Australian school leave experts baffled

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Wildlife rescue volunteers were called to remove about 12 eggs seen by students in the sandpit at St Joseph's primary school in Laurieton , a coastal town about 320 miles north of Sydney. The post added: "It may or may not have been a snake but the good news is that all animals have been released and living in the wild". The eggs were removed safely to an "unspecified" location. Read More »

Time travel? Flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

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Many big inventions take place on daily basis or to be more precise, on an hourly basis, but still one of the biggest obsessions of the human race still remains time travel. A Hawaiian Airlines flight HAL446, which was flying from Auckland ( New Zealand) to Honolulu, has been delayed for 10 minutes and something mindblowing happened. Read More »

Largest train fare hike in five years kicks in today

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Rail passengers will feel the effects of the largest fare hike in five years from today, United Kingdom rail fares will rise on average by 3.4% with season tickets up by 3.6%. From Stevenage it is £5,084 - £10.95 per day - and from Hitchin it is £5,216 or £11.24 per day. A Department for Transport spokesman said: "We are investing in the biggest modernisation of our railways since the Victorian times to improve services for passengers - providing faster and better, more comfortable trains ... Read More »

Muslim women to be allowed to perform Haj alone

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Calling the policy of allowing women to perform Haj only in the company of a male guardian "discriminatory", the Prime Minister, in his monthly radio talk "Mann ki Baat", said his government had removed the restriction and ended the "injustice" being perpetrated against Muslim women. Read More »

Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall

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Iran's state media reported the 10 deaths on Sunday, following two on Saturday. The protests against the government's handling of the economy, which began Thursday and have spread to several cities, are the largest seen in Iran since those that followed a disputed 2009 presidential election. Read More »

Iran's Supreme Leader Blames Tehran's 'Enemies' For Inciting Protests

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The protests took place amid reports of Internet disruptions, with the New York-based Center for Human Rights In Iran saying the government was making it hard for Iranians to get online. "We have found evidence of enemies of the revolution, Takfiri groups, and foreign agents in this clash", he added later on state television. According to Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Iran's Interior Minister, the unemployment rate in some parts of the country is over 60%. Read More »

Winter Storm Watch Issued Ahead of Snow

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The question we've been receiving over the last several days: Will the bitter cold and a storm line up at the same time? If the storm were to take a track closer to the coastline, it would have the potential to rival some of the bigger blizzards our region has seen in terms of potential snowfall. Read More »

Triple talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow, Cong to consult other parties

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The party, however, opposes the provision in the bill criminalising the pronouncement of instantaneous triple talaq. The bill is listed for introduction in the Upper House of Parliament by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. According to reports, with the numbers not favouring the government in the Rajya Sabha, it would be hard to get the bill passed as was done last Thursday in the Lok Sabha. Read More »

Trump attacks his own 'Deep State' Justice Department

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Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Tuesday's tweet came amid concern over the way Trump directed his Justice Department, and even claims he obstructed justice by firing Comey in May. In an interview with the New York Times last week, Trump said repeatedly that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin, and expressed hope that special counselor Robert Mueller's probe would treat him fairly. Read More »

12 injured as fire burns through building in the Bronx

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She told the news station she was getting ready for work when she smelled smoke. Another resident escaped with her two children and their dog. The flames spread quickly through the kitchen, then roared through a door the boy's mother had left open as she fled her first floor apartment with the boy and her other child, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. Read More »

From Virat Kohli to Virat 'Coolie', Indian skipper wades through wedding woes

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The couple looked absolutely gorgeous wearing stunning outfits designed by the Sabyasachi. Now just when the nation couldn't get over how great the couple looked in all their wedding functions, the most freakish thing happened. A picture shared widely on social media showed the couple shopping at a 50% off sale. - The Eye Doctor (@sharad91mishra) January 1, 2018Aadmi kitna b bada ho jayega.... Read More »

AfD tests Germany's new social media law as police probe Von Storch

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Germany's tough new social media law appears to be working: A far-right member of parliament had her Twitter account suspended shortly after posting an anti-Muslim message. Rainer Wendt, who heads the right-leaning DpolG union, said that establishing a safe zone sends a "devastating message". Twitter and Facebook's tough stance came as an anti-online hate speech law came into effect on January 1 in Germany. Read More »

Death toll in Iran protests rises to 20

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At least 12 protesters were reported killed on Saturday and Sunday, while President Hassan Rouhani warned in televised remarks that his government would show "no tolerance" for those who incite unrest. It said 10 people were killed by security forces during clashes Sunday night. Police in Tehran fired water cannon on Sunday to disperse demonstrators, according to pictures on social media. Read More »

Bhima-Koregaon incident: Train services disrupted in Mumbai

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As a precautionary measure, schools were shut in Mumbai . Meanwhile, buses were also vandalised in Hadapsar, Fursungi. On Monday, hundreds and thousands of Dalits had congregated around the Victory Pillar (Vijay Stambh) erected by the British in Sanaswadi village when suddenly stone pelting started, allegedly by some rightwing groups carrying saffron flags. Read More »

Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea

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China said there had been no United Nations sanction-breaking oil sales by Chinese ships to North Korea after a South Korean newspaper said Chinese and North Korean vessels had been illicitly linking up at sea to get oil to North Korea. They made - last year, we had a trade deficit with China of $350 billion, minimum. The Hong Kong government said it was "liaising with the Korean parties concerned to obtain further information about the incident, and will take appropriate actions as ... Read More »

Bitter Cold Temps, Possible Snow Mid-Week, Another Blast of Arctic Air

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For now, with highs in the teens Monday through Wednesday and overnights lows in the single digits, the severe cold settles in on Thursday Jan. 4, when the high could reach only 7 degrees and the low will be -2. The weather service said wind chills will range from zero to 10 below zero during that time. The Lower Hudson Valley got its first taste of winter this past weekend, when a snowstorm dropped nearly six inches in parts of the area. Read More »

Beach-goers build sand island to avoid booze 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. Locals joked that they were in "international waters" and therefore exempt from an official liquor ban that is imposed on shore. Read More »

Status Orange severe 'wind' weather warning for Kilkenny

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A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for the north ahead of the arrival of Storm Eleanor . The Met Office says Storm Eleanor will batter the coastline between 6pm and 8am tomorrow. Tom Tiernan, senior engineer, Clare County Council, commented, "We are advising the public not to venture out unless necessary - particularly in coastal areas". Read More »