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Sydney Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Help North Korea Sell WMDs

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For years, North Korea has found ways to skirt sanctions to obtain technology and earn hard currency by selling not just weapons but also counterfeit money and drugs. But police insisted the man's actions did not pose any "direct risk" to Australians, with the actions occurring offshore. "This is black market 101. Read More »

Readers Write: Trump acknowledging Jews' God-given right to all Israel

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Still, he called Trump's move " wretched ", adding that he had "stabbed" Palestinians, who view East Jerusalem as part of their future capital. "The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy", she said. However, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said that Mr. Trump had merely stated a fact by recognising that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. The Palestinian people's heritage was intimately interwoven with that of the city and East Jerusalem was the capital ... Read More »

Rob Lowe shows his gratitude to Southern California firefighters during wildfires

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As wildfires continue to rage in the southern portion of the state, fire officials are hoping to end what might be described as a almost endless cycle by planning to set more controlled burns. Officials estimate the blaze will be contained by January 7. The hot, gusty winds that caused a huge flare-up and forced more residents to flee over the weekend are expected to come back Wednesday. Read More »

Sheriff: Dogs who mauled owner to death euthanized

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Thursday in a wooded area near her father's home. "It appears she was taken to the ground, lost consciousness, and the dogs then mauled her to death", he said, according to a local Fox affiliate. "The dogs were euthanized on Saturday, December 16 at 11 am". "Once a dog tastes human flesh it is not safe to have that dog around humans". He also said there wasn't evidence of a larger animal there. Read More »

Hardik alleges EVMs can be hacked

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The Congress workers are guarding the strong rooms across the state to prevent any tampering with the results. If EVMs do not malfunction then BJP will lose the election. Both the ruling Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are confident of their victory. The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader, who has aligned with the Congress in Gujarat, has alleged that the EVMs were rigged in constituencies that witnessed a close fight. Read More »

May admits United Kingdom can not implement new trade deals during Brexit transition

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The EU's guidelines say that during any transition period the United Kingdom would have to comply with the bloc's trade policy - preventing it from striking its own deals with other countries. And we have said if that is the case then frictionless trade is not possible. Earlier, in a speech to the global affairs think tank Chatham House, Stefaan De Rynck , senior adviser to European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier , said it would not be agreed until a withdrawal agreement was ... Read More »

Snow likely over higher terrain in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday

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Expect to see any snow that came in Tuesday to melt on Wednesday. According to the notice, a low pressure weather system from northern Washington will be combining with Pacific moisture near the B.C. East Vancouver Island and Victoria are expected to receive the most snow along the south coast Tuesday, with higher elevation passes seeing anywhere from 5 to 10 centimetres of snow. Read More »

Japanese Monkeys Have Repeated 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer, Says Study

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The interactions between the Japanese macaques , also known as snow monkeys, and sika deer were documented by University of Lethbridge researchers near Osaka, Japan . The goal of the act can't possibly be reproductive, so the macaques are doing it for a different reason. These young macaques could also be sexually frustrated due to the lack of mating partners, which could have led to this kind of behavior. Read More »

BC banning grizzly bear hunt

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Environment Minister George Heyman said the government is moving ahead with improved grizzly bear inventory measures, and the NDP government's first budget in February is expected to deal with his "understaffed" ministry to step up enforcement of the ban on trophy hunting. Read More »

Syria's Assad calls US-backed Kurdish fighters 'traitors'

According to France-24 TV, President Emmanuel Macron has said that the reality in Syria is that President Bashar al-Assad will continue to stay in power because his opponents have lost "the war on the ground". 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. Read More »

US VP Mike Pence once again delays Middle East visit

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Instead, the trip will be rescheduled for the week of January 14, officials told reporters. "He would have arrived in Egypt late on Thursday night, and then would have run up against Shabbat and Christmas for his visit to Israel ", the official said. Read More »

Thales to Buy Chip Maker Gemalto

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Gemalto is a digital security firm that produces SIM cards and Near Field Communications technology for mobile phones. The company also creates biometric security technologies for passports and other government-issued documents. Thales intends to combine its digital businesses into Gemalto which will continue to operate under its own brand, with Vallée leading the combined unit - and as one of the seven Thales global business units. Read More »

Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines' Teaser Trailer Rumbles Online

The movie takes place after a disaster of apocalyptic proportions devastates much of the world and the survivors roam the desolate landscape in motorized cities searching for the few remaining natural resources. Christian Rivers started his career as a digital artist for Peter Jackson's Weta Digital, working on the 1997 sci-fi film Contact . Just when you thought Young Adult dystopian adaptations were on the way out, Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson ushers in the big screen ... Read More »

Piper Jaffray Companies Analysts Give Walt Disney (DIS) a $125.00 Price Target

NYSE:VZ) shares were trading higher by 0.63 percent ($0.33) at $52.67 a piece in Sunday's session. About 7,969 shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) has the Market Capitalization of 168.37 Billion. Needham maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, September 7 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DHR in report on Friday, April 21 with "Sector Perform" rating. Read More »

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright appears in court following arrest

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Wright-Robinson's arrest follows the first-degree murder indictment of Billy Turner in the case two weeks prior. The ex-wife of Wright was charged with murder Friday night (Dec. He has pleaded guilty and was being held without bond. A release from the Shelby County District Attorney's office says Turner and Sherra Wright conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright . Read More »

Virginia congressmen, senators back reauthorizing Children's Health Insurance Program

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But Casey said he fears Republicans in Congress will tack CHIP funding onto an unrelated bill as a form of leverage. In a letter to the editor published in the November 5 Sunday LNP, Teresa Miller, acting secretary of the state Department of Human Services, wrote: "Studies have shown that children who do not have health insurance are at greater risk for disease, recurring illnesses, and poor performance in school". Read More »

Year One student shocks teacher with heartbreaking letter to Santa

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Mom earns $3,000 Disney voucher, uses it to buy hundreds of toys for kids in need A 7-year-old girl wrote to Santa saying "I have been good this day". "Some of my students were not even excited about Christmas because they know that their parents cannot afford to buy a Christmas tree or gifts for them", she said. Read More »

Lakers To Retire Two Kobe Bryant Numbers On Monday

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After 20 years in the NBA , Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant finally called time on his illustrious career in 2016. But there was one player that Kobe Bryant did not get the chance to play alongside, but he believes would've been something special if he had. Read More »

Salvation Army partnering with Toot 'N Totum for children in need

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The organization wants to raise $525,000. The public has until December 23 to fill the kettles. With New Year's Day being on a Monday the campaign will miss those final days because Red Kettle ringers do not work on weekends. Her husband placed it in his pocket, but didn't realize he included the ring in the handful of coins he threw into a donation kettle in Tulsa. The little red bells are ringing extra hard this year in Genesee County. Read More »

Tupac Shakur murder weapon was found but mysteriously disappeared

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The murder case of the "Dear Mama" rapper, who was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, remained a mystery until it was recently revealed that the handgun used to kill Pac had been found by the police. The report just features the latest of the shocking details that have emerged throughout the 20-plus year investigation into Tupac's untimely death. Read More »

Afghan forces thwart attack on training center in Kabul

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Nasrat Rahimi, the deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told Anadolu Agency that all three attackers have been killed and two policemen have sustained minor injuries. The slain officer was the district police commander, Sarwari added. Agence France-Presse reporters, who were held more than a kilometer away from the scene, saw ambulances and reinforcements headed towards the site. Read More »

Trump praises senator who torched his nominee

Trump nominated Petersen , who is now a member of the Federal Election Commission, to be a lifetime judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Petersen , a commissioner on the Federal Elections Commission and its former chairman, noted at the onset of the hearing that he wasn't a litigation attorney but noted that he'd overseen a staff of some 70 lawyers at the FEC and acknowledged that he would have some learning to do ahead of taking the bench. Read More »

Arctic air brings snow and Christmas weekend chill

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Though looking at green grass in temperatures in the 50s last weekend might make some doubt the winter holiday is near. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast top temps above 30 degrees for both Hervey Bay and Maryborough which are a few degrees above average for this time of the year. Read More »