• Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills dozens in Mindanao
Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills dozens in Mindanao

Rescuers in the Southern Philippines are searching for survivors of a tropical storm which has killed about 200 people and left thousands missing or homeless . Rescuers meanwhile retrieved 36 bodies from the Salog River in nearby Sapad town yesterday. Intense rainfall in the mountains most likely caused landslides that blocked rainwater, Marasiga...

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  • Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency
Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency

Security sources are saying the incident has taken place in Shash Darak area of the city. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. In May, a huge bomb in the diplomatic quarter killed more than 150 people.

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  • The AG600 Kunlong large amphibious plane in maiden China flight
The AG600 Kunlong large amphibious plane in maiden China flight

At 9:39 am local time, the AG600 aircraft, codenamed "Kunlong", took off successfully from Jinwan Airport in Jujiang. The construction of the aircraft was approved by Chinese central government in 2009, with the AG600 being developed by Aviation Industry Corp of China.

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  • Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russian Federation presidency
Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russian Federation presidency

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in October that Navalny's conviction for fraud in 2014 was "arbitrary" and ordered Moscow to pay him compensation. A boycott which would be an embarrassment to the Kremlin, which is anxious about voter apathy and focused on boosting turnout to make a victory for President Vladimir Putin more impressive.

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  • Pregnant Tucson woman shot and killed, baby survives
Pregnant Tucson woman shot and killed, baby survives

No one else in the house was wounded. When crews arrived at they immediately began giving medical aid to 19-year-old Jasmine Vega who had obvious gunshot trauma. It's not yet known if anyone was specifically targeted. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department's Gang Unit are now involved in the investigation, reports said.

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  • Ex-Peruvian President granted humanitarian pardon
Ex-Peruvian President granted humanitarian pardon

He requested a humanitarian pardon on Monday, citing deteriorating. "Prison conditions mean a serious risk to his life, health and integrity". She wrote in her twitter account that it is a great day for the family, and that her father is finally free.

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  • USA winning war against terrorism: Donald Trump tells soldiers in Xmas greeting
USA winning war against terrorism: Donald Trump tells soldiers in Xmas greeting

President Donald Trump turns to talk to the gathered media during a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the mIlitary at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. "Your families have been tremendous. Always underappreciated, military families, the greatest people on earth", he said. The president - speaking to five members of...

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  • Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Trump
Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Trump

Dahdouh's death brings to 15 the number of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after the U.S. move on December 6. Recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital puts the USA out of step with the rest of the world, and legitimises Israeli settlement-building in the east - considered illegal under global law.

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  • Springfield Police searching for missing child
Springfield Police searching for missing child

Eli has been described as white, 2 feet tall and about 32 pounds. The child was last seen wearing blue and gray pajama trousers, a gray undershirt and a navy cardigan with two red horizontal stripes. He had a spare set of clothing described as a gray Christmas sweatshirt, blue shirt and black skinny jeans. Bandurocsvkiy was last seen wearing a bl...

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  • Tunisia slams 'illegal' UAE travel ban on Tunisian women
Tunisia slams 'illegal' UAE travel ban on Tunisian women

The transport ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page that it "has made a decision to suspend flights of Emirates Airlines to and from Tunisia until the company can find a suitable solution to operate its flights in accordance with worldwide laws and treaties".

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  • Q2 Weather: Serious winter weather for Christmas
Q2 Weather: Serious winter weather for Christmas

Plan on slow travel if you are attending a Christmas Eve church service tonight . Christmas Day brings chilly Arctic air to Alabama but this air is very dry with dew points in the teens. Winds will be light out of the west around 5mph creating wind chills in the lower 20s, so you'll still need the jacket. Lows will be falling into the low teen...

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  • Ski lift fault strands up to 200 in French Alps
Ski lift fault strands up to 200 in French Alps

The weather was clear for the rescue operation. The rescue operation was launched after the lift broke down at about 15:00 local time (14:00 GMT) and was completed by 17:30. The incident affected 70 gondolas, each capable of carrying 10 people, rescuers said. Technical units at the station are now looking into what could have caused the break...

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  • 32-year-old woman raped by private cab driver and passenger
32-year-old woman raped by private cab driver and passenger

Later they reportedly took her to a lodge. A complaint was registered by the woman at the Kashimira police station, following which a team led by senior police inspector- Vaibhav Shingare apprehended the duo within 24 hours. "The two escaped from the spot", said a police officer. It is learnt that the woman had boarded the cab which still had a...

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  • Dictionary.com used this word to describe Vice President Mike Pence
Dictionary.com used this word to describe Vice President Mike Pence

He is the highest ranking USA official to visit Afghanistan since the Trump administration chose to intensify its military engagement there earlier this summer. Pence said he was hopeful that eventually the Taliban "will tire of losing" and will be willing to negotiate a peace deal. Islamabad conveyed its concern over the use of Afghan soil to ...

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  • Nikki Haley Embarrassed America by Bullying UN: Ex-NATO Ambassador
Nikki Haley Embarrassed America by Bullying UN: Ex-NATO Ambassador

Haley suggested the US could cut funding for the United Nations over the vote of punish member countries that backed the resolution. Prior to the vote, Haley warned member states not to vote against it, saying, "there'll be a vote criticizing our choice".

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  • Trinamool wins Sabang assembly by-poll by 64192 votes
Trinamool wins Sabang assembly by-poll by 64192 votes

Antara Bhattacharya of the BJP bagged 8,291 votes, and Congress candidate Chiranjib Bhowmick received 4,725 votes. The TMC had fielded his wife from here. Another significant outcome here is for the BJP, which appears to have considerably increased its vote share. He was later elected as a Rajya Sabha member representing TMC.

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  • MSNBC's Decision On Joan Walsh Contract Draws Ire, Even From MSNBCers
MSNBC's Decision On Joan Walsh Contract Draws Ire, Even From MSNBCers

She's now a national affairs correspondent for The Nation . The pushback MSNBC faced was similar to when the network chose to drop contributor Sam Seder , host of The Majority Report , after right-wing media resurfaced a deleted tweet he posted joking about liberals' reluctance to condemn Roman Polanski , who was charged with drugging and ra...

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  • Up to 20 cm of snow expected across GTA on Christmas Eve
Up to 20 cm of snow expected across GTA on Christmas Eve

Near 15 centimetres of snowfall is expected by late afternoon. Travelers are encouraged to adjust their plans if possible. Blustery wind across the region will make travel hard late today and into the morning. Meanwhile on the Prairies, a multi-day period of bitter wind chills has triggered Environment Canada to issue a swath of extreme cold warn...

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  • Senator Jeff Flake: Trump Inviting Independent, Republican Challenges in 2020
Senator Jeff Flake: Trump Inviting Independent, Republican Challenges in 2020

Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., said President Donald Trump is inviting opposition from a Republican or independent candidate in the 2020 presidential election. The senator has denounced Trump's executive order banning Muslims from several countries from entering the USA, criticized Trump's penchant personal attacks on opponents, and charged that the cur...

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  • General Electric (NYSE:GE) Shares Bought by Ashburton Jersey Ltd
General Electric (NYSE:GE) Shares Bought by Ashburton Jersey Ltd

Temasek Holdings Private Ltd increased its stake in Emerson Elec Co (EMR) by 444.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Proxima Capital Management Llc bought 75,000 shares as the company's stock declined 0.66% while stock markets rallied.

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  • N. Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'
N. Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, which would slash oil imports into the country by up to 90 percent. United States diplomats say they are seeking a diplomatic solution but proposed the new, tougher sanctions to increase the pressure on North Ko...

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  • Mastercard (MA) Holder Haverford Trust Company Cut Its Position
Mastercard (MA) Holder Haverford Trust Company Cut Its Position

Hedeker Wealth Management Group Llc sold 4,190 shares as the company's stock rose 7.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 99,961 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.11 million, up from 92,257 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

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  • Dauphin County DA: 'No doubt' gunman was targeting police officers
Dauphin County DA: 'No doubt' gunman was targeting police officers

Tyler Houlton, acting DHS press secretary, referred to the incident as a terror attack in a statement released Saturday. Authorities late Friday night named the suspect in three earlier shootings that left one Pennsylvania state trooper shot and the suspect killed in Harrisburg.

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  • Sheriff's office: 'Several deaths' in plane crash in Florida
Sheriff's office: 'Several deaths' in plane crash in Florida

Air Force Base. According to an airport official, a plane went down and caught fire. The PCSO ECC received the call at 7:20 a.m. this morning. There were no survivors. They provided no information about the victims, and said next of kin had not been notified. We'll bring you more on this breaking story as soon as it becomes available.

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  • More Snow Is Expected Across Metro Vancouver This Weekend
More Snow Is Expected Across Metro Vancouver This Weekend

Environment Canada is predicting between 15 to 20 centimetres will fall before it tapers off overnight. Vancouver Island will get more snow than Vancouver with the Lower Mainland pegged at one in 10 chance of a white Christmas. Gusty winds out of the west-northwest will reduce visibilities and make travel a little hard at times so be mindful of ...

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