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As much as 20 cm now predicted for Christmas morning

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Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning across Toronto and the GTA for Sunday, with 15 to 20 centimetres expected by the time the snow tapers in the evening. Environment Canada forecasts flurries to begin falling during the day Sunday across Vancouver Island. A weak frontal system approaching the B.C. Read More »

Jadhav's family may land in Pakistan tonight

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Pakistan's confirmation for the meeting comes as reports emerged in the country's media on Saturday suggesting that India was yet to provide details about the arrival of Jadhav's relatives in Pakistan. Pakistani authorities had earlier issued an ultimatum to India, stating that it would be hard to arrange a meeting between Jhadav and his family (wife and mother) if the itinerary of the latter was not shared with Pakistan by midnight on Saturday. Read More »

London Zoo reopens after fire that killed aardvark, meerkats

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Other animals were said to be apparently unaffected. Some of the staff needed treatment for smoke inhalation and shock. One person was taken to hospital. A reporter for Sky News said from the scene that the fire had been potentially catastrophic, spreading to an area close to an area where visitors can handle and feed animals. Read More »

Another round of snow coming to Halton Christmas Eve

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West Michigan will have a mostly cloudy sky with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s. Before the cold returns, we'll have our Christmas Eve disturbance to deal with. Sunday until 1 p.m. Monday. Two weather systems will combine to create a storm system which will bring snow and rain to Southern New England Sunday night and Monday morning. Read More »

Pence Supports Mueller Probe, Administration 'Fully Cooperating'

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One of the biggest rumors over the last month has been whether or not Donald Trump would fire #Robert Mueller as special counsel to the Russian investigation . And to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are prepared to respond-as part of mobilizations such as the "Nobody is Above the Law-Mueller Firing Rapid Response" being promoted by Move On and other groups. Read More »

New GOP Tax Law Leading Some To Pay Property Taxes Early

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And who would have guessed that tax reform also meant oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and eliminating a key provision of the health care law? Starting next year, the tax overhaul that President Trump signed into law Friday caps the deductions for state and local income and property taxes at $10,000, a major blow to homeowners in expensive housing markets like the Bay Area. Read More »

BJP picks Jai Ram Thakur as new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

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Other names doing the rounds were of party legislators Suresh Bhardwaj and Rajeev Bindal. "Shanta Kumar and JP Nadda also supported this proposal", Tomar said while addressing the media. Thakur was previously part of Dhumal's cabinet and also worked as the president of the BJP state unit. The decision comes a day after Dhumal ruled himself out from the race for the post of Himachal Pradesh chief minister. Read More »

Shopping mall fire leaves 37 dead in the Philippines

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Duterte's special assistant Christopher Go confirmed the bulk of the conversation to AFP. The president spoke to relatives of the missing and pledged help them in any way possible. Taken to hospital were Reggen Ombain, aged 20, Jireh Duterte, 28, Ednard Gumela, 21, Dexter Gonzaga, 27, Ereneo Sabas Jr, 23, and Jose Banilad, 46. Read More »

Funerals for Gaza Palestinians held

The deaths of the men, both in their twenties, came a day after the UN General Assembly voted to denounce Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In the occupied West Bank, clashes broke out in Ramallah, Hebron and other major cities, with smaller protests across the territory, including near the Jewish settlement of Beit El. Read More »

RK Nagar bypoll: Counting disrupted for 15 minutes; Dhinakaran leads over rivals

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Rival AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran continued to lead by over 5,000 votes at the end of the second round of counting for the RK Nagar bypoll here today, pushing the ruling party nominee behind him and the DMK to the third spot. He has 1891 votes, while the AIADMK has 646, and the DMK, 360. For the ruling regime helmed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam , it will be seen as an acid test of whether voters prefer them after the demise of their formidable leader ... Read More »

Penny Dazzles But Army Wins Armed Forces Bowl

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The Black Knights and Aztecs played an awesome back-and-forth game, led by two of the country's most potent rushing attacks. San Diego State tried a desperation multiple backwards pass play on the final snap of the game and the last toss was stolen by Elijah Riley and returned 29 yards for another Army TD. Read More »

BJP stakes claim to form government in Gujarat

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The meeting at Kamalam, the party head office here at Gandhinagar, was convened by Jitu Vaghani, the BJP state unit president. BJP has made a decision to give Vijay Rupani another term as Gujarat Chief minister and retained Nitin Patel in his deputy's role. Read More »

Philippines tropical storm: almost 90 dead

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Five bodies had already been recovered. It's the latest disaster to hit the Philippines , which is battered by about 20 typhoons and storms each year, making the archipelago that lies on the Pacific typhoon belt one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. Read More »

Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur named in India squad for South Africa ODIs

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Seamers Mohammad Shammi and Shardul Thakur have been recalled for the limited overs format. The two seasoned spinners , Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja , were once again ignored as the selectors made a decision to persist with the wrist-spinning duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal along with left-arm orthodox Akshar Patel. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director McCabe to retire in 2018

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CNN, CBS and The Washington Post all reported that the 49-year-old McCabe plans to retire, possibly in March, when he will be eligible for full pension benefits. An FBI spokesperson declined to comment. "90 days to go?!" Lieu's comments come after he condemned, on the House floor, congressional Republicans and Trump administration officials for working to create doubt about the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and about Mueller and his team's investigators. Read More »

White House Denies Report That Trump Made Offensive Remarks About Immigrants

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The Times said its report came from more than three dozen interviews, but at the same time , noted that several other people at the meeting told them they did not recall Trump using the words. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis was set to publish the White House "pushed out cabinet members to deny the details of POTUS remarks". They "all have AIDS", Trump reportedly said, referring to 15,000 Haitians that had obtained visas. Read More »

Harrisburg gunman 'directly' targeted police officers

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One shot came close to hitting the officer, but he escaped uninjured. The window of the auto was broken, and the officer inside was not harmed. About half an hour later, El-Mofty allegedly shot at a Pennsylvania state trooper in her vehicle a few blocks away from the scene of the first shooting. Read More »

Abbas: US is no longer credible mediator

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On his part, President Macron stressed that France will do its best to ensure that they work with both the Palestinians and Israelis. "It is because of this U.S. "Their threats and arrogance have not been able to break the world's support for the Palestinian cause", Morales said after the vote. "I have committed myself very clearly to doing everything" to further the peace process, he said. Read More »

Kasich signs OH law banning abortions for Down syndrome

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The bill, which passed the state Senate 20-12 this month, targets only doctors who perform abortions chosen because the unborn child is expected to have Down syndrome. "This law shames women and will have a chilling effect on the conversations between doctors and patients because of the criminal penalties that doctors will face". Read More »

Texas unemployment rate drops to record low in November

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The unemployment rate in the US state of Texas fell in November to a record low in 40 years as the construction, health care and retail sectors helped boost jobs, authorities said Friday. During the past year, the largest absolute gains were in Texas, where the number of jobs climbed 330,600. The Labor Department's state unemployment report showed that in the past 12 months, 27 states have added payroll jobs. Read More »

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 133

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It's the latest disaster to hit the Philippines , which is battered by about 20 typhoons and storms each year, making the archipelago that lies on the Pacific typhoon belt one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. "The village is no longer there", police officer Gerry Parami told AFP by telephone from nearby Tubod town. Emergency workers, soldiers, police and volunteers were being mobilized to search for survivors, clear debris, and restore power and communications. Read More »

J&K: Army Major, 3 soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC

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One of them later succumbed to injuries in hospital. At least a dozen people including civilians and soldiers have been killed in almost 300 incidents of ceasefire violations along the border in 2017 so far. One Indian soldier is injured too, according to reports received. In the past, the Indian army has blamed a combination of the Pakistani army's border action team and militants for carrying out operations along the Line of Control . Read More »