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UN Security Council Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

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The missile launch defied global sanctions on the country led by dictator Kim Jong Un, and it drew ire across the globe, as this was the highest missile North Korea has ever launched - reaching almost 2,800 miles into space. -All countries must expel North Korean workers and safety monitors by the end of 2019. In 2016, North Korea imported 4.5 million barrels/year of refined petroleum. Read More »

Pit bull attack kills woman, injures man on Christmas Eve

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The owner of the dogs, Johnny Dale Lankford, 42, had been in a local detention center after being charged Friday with domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment. The sheriff urged residents to be on the lookout for the injured dog. "The ambulance kept trying to get him to go to the hospital but he wouldn't leave until I took her into our care", said Steele. Read More »

Kabul Bombing Kills At Least 6; ISIS Claims Responsibility

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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the blast through its Amaq news agency. The exact target of the attack is unclear, the AP says. Health Ministry spokesman Ismail Kawasi confirmed the toll. Afghan security personnel arrive near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan . No one immediately claimed responsibility. Last week's attack on the NDS was claimed by the Islamic State, which has expanded its presence in Afghanistan since it first appeared in the region ... Read More »

Ukraine thankful for US weapons; Russia outraged

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Russian officials are slamming the Trump administration's plan to provide anti-tank missiles and other heavy arms to Ukraine, saying the long-awaited move to bolster the country's defenses "crossed a line" and is one they "cannot remain indifferent to". Read More »

In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror

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In her message, the queen will pay tribute to Prince Philip, who stepped down from most public duties because of his advancing years. Referring to the attacks which took place in London and Manchester, she will praise the "powerful identities" which "shone through" in the face of appalling attacks. Read More »

House Fire Leaves Family Homeless For Christmas

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Officials are working to get an estimate of the damages for the fire. Investigators suspect the fire spread from the Christmas tree in the living room. The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family. The City of Spartanburg, North Spartanburg, Una, Hilltop and Westview Fire Departments responded to the blaze. Read More »

Forecast: Overnight snow could stick around through Christmas

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Less-traveled roads and untreated roads were slick and hazardous, Castro said. Just a year later, in 1983, the city saw its coldest Christmas Day temperature on record, minus 5 degrees. There's still possibility for heavy snow at times which will obviously make travel much more challenging. Cold temperatures with wind chill values as low as -20 to -30 will hammer areas east of Billings. Read More »

5 killed as Moscow bus plunges down stairs

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The mishap occurred on one of the busiest roads, near the Slavyansky Boulevard metro station, of country's capital. At least four people were killed and thirteen injured when a bus went off the road on onto steps leading to an underground passageway in Moscow Monday. Read More »

Weather Advisory: Snow and blowing snow for Christmas Day

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Expect changeable conditions. Visibility will likely drop to a quarter-mile or less at times in the heaviest snow squalls. Christmas day will be a bit chillier with a high of 24 degrees and a low of 6 degrees. In addition, a wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. This will lead to blowing and drifting snow. The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for Western Allegany County, Garrett County, and the local mountain areas of West Virginia. Read More »

Law gifts toy auto to Jenner

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Jennifer Lawrence has gifted a toy luxury vehicle to reality TV personality Kris Jenner as a Christmas present. " My girl didn't disappoint ", Kris wrote in the caption of a picture of Jenn's gift on Instagram . The mini vehicle runs at three different speed settings, and has a Bluetooth controlled sound system. In November, Lawrence interviewed Kim Kardashian-West on Jimmy Kimmel Live! recalling the time she got drunk at Jenner's house and ended up naked in the closet. Read More »

Christmas gift: India's first AC local train flagged off in Mumbai

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To make passengers aware of the facilities and services, Western Railway officials will be on the trains until 29th December. "Three fast services will run between Churchgate and Borivali stopping at Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra and Andheri stations in both directions, it went on to add". Read More »

Turkey Sacks More Than 2700 In Continuing Purge

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Turkish authorities blame the July 2016 coup attempt on USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The brown jumpsuits will be worn by those "attempting to abolish the order of the Turkish constitution by using force and violence, to replace the order with another one or to prevent the implementation of order" and "attempting to undermine the Turkish government by using force and violence or prevent it from performing its duty, partially or completely". Read More »

US hails UN budget cuts as 'step in right direction'

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Last week, US President Doanld Trump threatened to cut funding to countries that supported a United Nations resolution rejecting his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The U.N.'s operating budget is separate from its peacekeeping budget, which was cut by $600 million this year, under pressure from President Donald Trump, AFP reported. Read More »

Peru's ex-President Fujimori taken from jail to hospital

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AP reports he has been seeking a pardon for more than a year due to illness. On Saturday Fujimori had been rushed to the hospital with a sharp drop in blood pressure and heart arrhythmia. He requested a humanitarian pardon on Monday, citing deteriorating health. In 2009, he was sentenced to another 25 years in prison for human rights abuses committed during his time in office, including authorising killings carried out by death squads. Read More »

'Obamacare' has strong showing as almost 9M sign up

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Almost 2.4 million enrollees are new customers. That compares to 9.2 million a year ago in the same states - or 96 percent of the previous total. On top of that, the Trump administration cut enrollment season in half, slashed the ad budget, terminated major payments to insurers, and scaled back grants for consumer counselors. Read More »

"Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays"? Everyone has Trump on the brain

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He offered renewed praise to the Coast Guard for saving thousands of lives during a series of deadly USA hurricanes. Nearly - it's unbelievable when I looked at the charts and I saw the number of lives you've saved. President Trump boasted Sunday that his party's base is "big" and "strong", despite the "fake news" refusing to acknowledge such support - part of a busy Christmas Eve that included a teleconference with USA military leaders overseas, tracking Santa Claus on NORAD and playing a ... Read More »

Guatemala to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

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No country now has their embassy in Jerusalem, although the Czech Republic said it is also considering such a move. Iranian legislator Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh has lauded the UN General Assembly's overwhelming vote in favour of a resolution that calls on the United States to withdraw its controversial recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital. Read More »

Cold Christmas Eve Start

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Skies will clear out Christmas Day , but it will be breezy with highs only rising to the low 40s. No snow tonight , clouds will move in across the state and it will be very cold. Sunday snow showers will slowly work into West Michigan by the mid to late morning hours. From just a dusting to almost three inches of snow fell, the higher amounts closer to the Nebraska border. Read More »

Parents killed in Reston, Va. triple shooting

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Janet Kuhn said. "But the boy continued to creep into her home and Kuhn-Fricker told a friend he had sent this message to his mother on Thursday night: "[The boyfriend] was sneaking into our house at night...and is an outspoken Neo Nazi . Read More »

Amtrak engineer noted high speed just before crash

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A video from Monday's fatal accident showed the locomotive tilting and the crew bracing for impact as it headed at 80 miles per hour into a 30 miles per hour curve in track near DuPont, Wash., according to investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Read More »

Korea: New UN sanctions an act of war

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He added that North Korea will continue to develop its nuclear program "for self-defense purposes", in order to eradicate "the threats, blackmail and other hostile actions by the Americans". The statement said that Pyongyang aims to further consolidate its nuclear deterrence aimed at eradicating USA nuclear threats and blackmail by establishing a balance of force . Read More »

Up to 10 cm of snow expected Christmas Eve, Environment Canada says

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It's recommended those flying out of Toronto check the status of flights at Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport . "Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become hard to navigate due to accumulating snow", a winter storm warning for Fredericton reads. Read More »

'Several deaths' after twin-engine plane crashes at Florida airport

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After reviewing video of the crash, Judd said no one should have been taking off in that weather. For reasons that are still being investigated, but are likely related to the fog, it crashed shortly after takeoff. Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration have been notified and will investigate the cause of the crash, deputies said. Read More »