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Syrian rebels declare counter attack in Idlib province

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FSA rebels and the Nusra Front had been reported to have been fighting. Idlib province is nearly entirely controlled by a jihadi outfit known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) consisting mostly of fighters from a former al-Qaida affiliate. The largest opposition-held area, Idlib has been under attack for many months with Syrian and Iranian forces escalating airstrikes and ground assaults in the past three weeks, resulting in a string of villages being won by the regime . Read More »

India likely to revive missile deal with Israel

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Over time, he continued, he is expecting a change in India's voting on issues relating to Israel at global forums. Meanwhile, Israel on Friday also indicated it was disappointed with the recent move of the Indian Government to vote in favour of a United Nations resolution opposing the decision of the U.S. Read More »

Saudi women attend sports event for first time

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Glass panels were set up to separate men supporters from the women and family section of the stadium. The stadiums have also been fitted with female restrooms and separate entrances and parking lots for female spectators. Still in place, however, are guardianship laws that prevent women from travelling overseas, obtaining a passport or marrying without a male relative's consent. Read More »

Japan's honest apology can end 'comfort women' issue, says Moon

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While saying it is "undeniable" that the 2015 deal is an official agreement between the two countries, the president said Wednesday the "erroneous knot" with Japan over the comfort women issue must be untied. While Seoul does not plan to renegotiate or scrap the deal, Kang encouraged Japan to "accept the truth as it is, according to universally-accepted standards", to help restore the honor and dignity of the victims and heal the wounds in their hearts. Read More »

This chart shows Americans' faith in the economy soaring since Trump's election

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Voters' perception of the economy has never been higher, a new poll found. According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, 49 percent of Americans said Obama deserves the kudos, down from 67 percent in March 2017. Even worse, an unbelievable 57 percent of respondents said Trump is "not fit for office" and 69 percent said he isn't "level-headed". 56% of respondents grade his first year in office as an F or D, the same percentage of his disapproval ratings. Read More »

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

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A Hawaiian Airlines flight HAL446, which was flying from Auckland (New Zealand) to Honolulu, has been delayed for 10 minutes and something mindblowing happened. While it is a matter of differing time-zones, social media users seem to have been utterly flabbergasted with the news, which was brought to the notice of Netizens mostly by Sam Sweeney, a journalist in the United States. Read More »

Lost in space? Secret SpaceX Zuma satellite a total loss

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The test fire was also delayed Thursday. By that point, SpaceX had been flying its Falcon 9 rocket successfully, and the Air Force settled the case with SpaceX, eventually granting it the certification required for it to compete. A launch date for the maiden Falcon Heavy test flight has not been officially scheduled, but it could occur by the end of January. A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead ... Read More »

Minor girl's rape, killing sparks protest in Pakistan

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Zainab, who was staying with an aunt while her parents were on a pilgrimage, was reported missing Friday. In the video making rounds on the social media one can see Kiran Naz , anchor of Pakistan's Samaa TV , presenting her news bulletin with her little daughter playing on her lap. Read More »

No Warrantless Surveillance 'Nonsense' in FISA Reauthorization Bill, Bipartisan Lawmakers Vow

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Justin Amash , a Michigan Republican who's leading the coalition of liberals and conservatives. The FISA Act renewal efforts have the support of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes , who has raised concerns for months about FISA Act abuse and alleged impropriety related to the " unmasking " of Trump campaign officials by Obama administration and intelligence officials. Read More »

Martin Guptill returns to form to beat rain and Pakistan

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Meanwhile, Guptill has downplayed his back injury after guiding New Zealand to an eight-wicket win in the rain-interrupted second ODI against Pakistan . Earlier, ODI bests from Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan salvaged what shaped as a feeble Pakistan innings. They did that with aplomb, Guptill showing the way. Read More »

Shilpa Shinde's Emotional Breakdown At The Press Conference

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The two were seen discussing in an unseen video how the mall voting has worked in favour of Shilpa as she's from Maharashtra. In tomorrow's episode, our favourite contestant Arshi Khan will enter the house. But the fact is that Hina Khan also not sure that she would be the victor. Shilpa slams Hina to Puneesh, calls her Namak Haram . By the time the press conference ended, it brought out myriad emotions with all different contestants leaving the conference displaying a different ... Read More »

Post University Online Program Ranked High

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Among the first in the nation and the first in the State of CT to offer full degrees online, Post fuels the personal aspirations and career goals of its students with inventive and robust learning technologies that deliver in-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs, small class sizes, individual attention, and customizable degree concentrations. Read More »

Alligators Stick Noses Out Above Frozen Water During Hibernation

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Videos showing the alligators " just hanging out in the water ", have garnered tens of thousands of views since they were published over the weekend. Are these alligators in frozen water alive or not? According to experts, alligators instinctively know when the water is about to freeze, and they respond by sticking their nose above the surface while the water freezes around. Read More »

Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

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Overnight wind chill values in Billings could dip as low as 11 degrees below 0 Wednesday night . Also expect wind gusts as high as 35 miles per hour. The low Saturday night will be in the single digits. THURSDAY: The warming trend continues for Thursday, with a high temperature of 64 degrees, and the chance for a few rain showers. Read More »

Kia Niro EV Concept Plugs Into CES

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Kia hasn't given any specific timeline on when the Niro EV will go into production, but we expect a late 2018 arrival. Since it doesn't have an engine to cool, the all-electric Niro has an interactive display panel instead of the grille you see on other Niros. Read More »

Billionaire behind Trump impeachment ads to bankroll Democrats for US House

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Outspoken billionaire Tom Steyer is not running for office in 2018 - but he's not sitting on the sidelines, either. Steyer confirmed that in Washington, D.C. Last year, he collected millions of signatures calling for Trump's impeachment and paid for billboards in New York's Times Square as part of a $ 20 million ad campaign urging Congress to act. Read More »

Manhunt underway for suspected cop killer in Washington state

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Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor identified the officer as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney of Yelm . It is with incredible sadness that inform you that our deputy has passed away from his injuries. Investigators described the suspect as mixed race or white, tall and thin with curly dark hair in a ponytail, a large pointy nose, with pock marks on the right side of his face. Read More »

Yemeni army regains key mountain range bordering Saudi Arabia

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The aircraft went down in Saada province. The political party, previously led by former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed in December 2017, described the step as an "attempt to hijack and control the GPC with an aim to justify the policies of robberies, crimes and killings imposed by Houthi militias on party members". Read More »

Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, FDNY says

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Around 84 firefighters and 26 emergency units responded to the scene. Two minor injuries are reported; a firefighter who was hit with falling debris and a civilian. Smoke was pouring out the top of Trump Tower . CBS This Morning provided a better view of the smoking tower. The US president has spent little time in NY since his inauguration a year ago, but has a private triplex home at the top of Trump Tower . Read More »

Rivals.com reporter Courtney Roland found safe, but in confused state

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She is thought to be wearing a camo fleece with an orange Remington hat and driving a 2015 Silver Jeep Cherokee with license plate HZC7778. Original report: Houston police are searching for a 29-year-old sports reporter who went missing after telling her friends that she thought someone was following her, according to multiple reports. Read More »

Change of govt inevitable in Tripura: Amit Shah

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The general law and order situation is also very concerning where six of BJP leaders and two journalists were killed in six months and the state government is not willing to ensure impartial enquiry, he stated. He said that during Congress rule in the Centre, the state of Meghalaya was accorded Rs 5817 crore in the 13 Finance Commission but during Modi's rule in the 14 finance commission Meghalaya was given Rs 25413 cr. Read More »

UP govt blames contractor for saffron on Haj office wall

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Singh said the wall is now repainted in cream. Haj House in Lucknow , which was painted saffron by Yogi government, is being repainted. From electric poles to state buses, booklets and posters to towels, even chairs he sits on for meetings or conferences are reportedly saffron. Read More »

'Raising Iran unrest at United Nations a blunder'

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Pakistani military expert, Amir Rana, wants the global community to respect his country's efforts to combat terrorism. The U.S. called the meeting after giving moral support to the anti-government protesters in a week of demonstrations and counterdemonstrations. Read More »

Trump postpones his 'fake news' awards

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He added: "Subjects will cover Dishonesty and Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media". On 3 January Mr Trump said he would be announcing "THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR" on Monday 8 January at 5.00pm. Read More »

Golden Globes 2018: Stars take activists as dates on red carpet

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In addition to the black palette on the 75th Golden Globes red carpet, several A-list actresses brought female activists as their dates. Streep, who is nominated this year for Best Actress - Drama for " The Post ", will bring Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance . Read More »

Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in fodder scam case

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday receives three and a half jail term in a fodder scam case he was convicted in on December 23. Janata Dal (United) Secretary General K C Tyagi said a new political chapter has begun with the court's decision and it means politicians will be afraid of committing any such wrongdoing. Read More »

ESPN at it again: Trump's 'af***ing stupid person'

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The sports network said it addressed the matter with Nolan, but it will not punish her beyond that, TMZ reported Friday. "That's because he's a f-- stupid person", Nolan replied. Since joining ESPN, she has appeared on shows such as "Highly Questionable" with Dan Le Batard and one episode of a podcast that has yet to be officially named. Read More »

Alex Trebek is invincible and you can't convince us otherwise

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Back in October, Trebek took a hard fall, hitting his head. "The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more " Jeopardy " programs very, very soon". Since the trivia show is taped months in advance, there are plenty of new episodes that will air during Trebek's recovery. Trebek has been hosting the Emmy-winning show since Griffin decided in 1984 to revive it as a daily daytime show. Read More »

Unsafe wind chills expected Saturday; warmer temps Sunday

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An area of low pressure will push a precipitation into the area mainly overnight into Monday . Frigid temperatures in north Georgia aren't showing any signs of letting up as forecasters are predicting freezing rain in Dawson County beginning Sunday night into Monday . Read More »

New Brunswick adds 4200 jobs, unemployment rate drops in December

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The currency has been boosted in recent weeks by a 2 1/2-year high for the price of oil, one of Canada's major exports, and firm domestic data which raised expectations for a Bank of Canada interest rate increase as soon as January 17. Looking at 2017 as a whole, employment rose 2.3 per cent for its fastest growth rate in 15 years. All but one of Canada's six biggest commercial lenders now say the central bank will raise interest rates this month after the jobless rate dropped to its ... Read More »

Trump could drive Pakistan towards 'full service' to China

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This did not escape Geng Shuang who, when asked, whether Trump's accusations would harm trilateral efforts among Pakistan, China and Afghanistan remarked that the three are closely linked not only geographically but also in terms of common interests and it is natural for them to enhance communication and exchanges. Read More »

Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

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Those unclaimed prizes range from $31 million for a ticket purchased in Queens, New York in August of 2006, to $77 million for a winning ticket purchased in Georgia in June 2011. Spread the money around. The largest Powerball jackpot to date was a $1.6bn (£1.2bn) payout, split three ways in January 2016. At stake in Friday's 11 p.m. Read More »

Pakistan condemns terror attack in Kabul

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The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility through its Amaq news agency, although it provided no evidence to back up the claim. All of the dead were police. The suicide attacker detonated himself on Thursday, 4 January near a crowd comprising both security personnel and civilians. The deadly assault comes a week after more than 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide blast , claimed by Islamic State, which targeted Shia Muslims in Kabul. Read More »

Home of Roy Moore accuser Tina Johnson burns in Alabama

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The Etowah County Sheriff's Office issued a news release saying the Wednesday fire was being investigated as arson . Johnson alleges that as she was leaving the meeting Moore "grabbed my behind". Several of Johnson's neighbors noticed a young man with a reputation for public intoxication and misbehavior loitering around the property Tuesday morning. Read More »

North Korea missile crashes into its own cities

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Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. It was launched from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province. The publication quoted a United States government source with knowledge of the North's weapons program as saying the missile's first stage engines failed around a minute into flight, resulting in "catastrophic failure". Read More »

Leigh Corfman files defamation lawsuit against Roy Moore

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Finally, Corfman says she was subjected to hateful and derogatory remarks because of Moore's claims. Corfman is not asking for any money, but wants a public apology from Moore, a block on Moore or his campaign making public attacks against her, and a judgement of defamation, her lawyer Neil Roman told WaPo. Read More »

U.S. suspends security aid to Pakistan over militant groups

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The decision was announced by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert , who said Pakistan needs to take "decisive action" when it comes to terror activities and how it plans to crack down on it. According to a senior State Department official, no decision has been taken on the fate of Dollars 255 million security assistance to Pakistan for the fiscal year 2017. Read More »

Organisations Respond To The EAC's Calls For A "Latte Levy"

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ACE also stated that it is working with local authorities and waste management organisations to include disposable cups in kerbside collections. However, the London trial, which will run for three months starting in February, is an important first step by the USA chain - and the proposals are a victory for the Daily Mail's Curb the Cups campaign. Read More »

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $390.1 million lottery jackpot?

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The estimated cash value of the $440 million Powerball jackpot will be $278.3 million. The odds of winning the Powerball lottery game got worse when changes were made in 2015, but the jackpots got larger. But like Mega Millions the night before, there was no victor to claim the Powerball jackpot, which led it to grow to $440 million, the ninth-largest jackpot in game history. Read More »