• Ex-football star George Weah wins Liberia Presidential run-off
Ex-football star George Weah wins Liberia Presidential run-off

As Weah's supporters erupted in celebration, final results were expected on Friday. Weah topped the first round of voting in October with 38.4 percent of ballots but failed to win the 50 percent necessary to avoid a run-off. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed the "peaceful conduct" of the second round vote, commending in a s...

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  • Benjamin, Olivia BC's top baby names so far in 2017
Benjamin, Olivia BC's top baby names so far in 2017

The statistics were drawn from the Vital Statistics Agency between January 1 and December 15. According to preliminary data collected between January 1 and December 15 by Vital Statistics Agency B.C., Benjamin held a slight lead over the trio of Liam, Logan and Lucas in the race for the top baby name for boys.

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  • Was Meghan Markle going to be the next Bond girl?
Was Meghan Markle going to be the next Bond girl?

Thomas Markle , 73, who is yet to meet his daughter's fiance, is said to have "dedicated all his time" to Meghan and given her "what she needed to be successful". "I don't know if she gets to invite who she wants. It was always somewhere, even though we lived in different parts of [Los Angeles], we still all got together".

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  • Turkey secures missile deal with Russian Federation
Turkey secures missile deal with Russian Federation

Turkey has agreed to buy a number of S-400 missiles from Russian Federation for around $2.5 billion. The delivery of the first battery was scheduled for the first quarter of 2020, the statement said. Relations between Moscow and Ankara deteriorated sharply in 2015 after Turkey shot down a Russian air force jet that it said had crossed into Turkish ...

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  • Crime rate decreases in New York City to lowest level since 1950s
Crime rate decreases in New York City to lowest level since 1950s

New York City's homicide rate has been falling steadily for the past 27 years, when in 1990, the city hit an all-time high of 2,245 homicides, excluding the 9/11 fatalities in 2001. Previous year by that time , the city had 325 homicides. Reports of rape in New York City have gone up toward the end of the year. They said the increase coincided w...

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  • Aussie PM fined $250 for not wearing lifejacket in dinghy
Aussie PM fined $250 for not wearing lifejacket in dinghy

Turnbull said he was only moving the boat 20m between a jetty and the beach next to the house he shares with his wife Lucy while at home over Christmas. We're sure Turnbull, who is a multimillionaire, will have no problem paying the fine. In response, the Prime Minister said on a Facebook post: "The rules can often seem very technical, but they...

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  • Five Congress Lawmakers Resign From Meghalaya Assembly
Five Congress Lawmakers Resign From Meghalaya Assembly

All eight legislators are slated to join the NPP at a public rally in Shillong on January 4, the party sources said. The legislators who gave up their assembly seats on Friday are Sniawbhalang Dhar, Comingone Ymbon, Prestone Tynsong, Rowell Lyngdoh and Ngaitlang Dhar of Congress, Remington Pyngrope from UDP and Independents Stephanson Mukhim and ...

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  • Israeli army intercepts two rockets fired from Gaza
Israeli army intercepts two rockets fired from Gaza

Israeli tanks and aircraft struck the Gaza Strip Friday after three rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave towards Israel, according to Palestinian and Israeli military sources. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the exchange of fire, the first in more than 10 days. Tensions have been high in the region since the U.S.

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  • Family identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting in SW Wichita
Family identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting in SW Wichita

Deputy Chief Troy Livingston said WPD received a call reporting a shooting at 6:18 p.m.in the 1000 block of West McCormick. He did not confirm whether the man was armed but did say the man "did not shoot any rounds at our officers". One gamer provided a false address that led to police being called to the location at Seneca and McCormick. She said ...

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  • Investment Research Analysts Opinion: Newfield Exploration Company (NFX), Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR)
Investment Research Analysts Opinion: Newfield Exploration Company (NFX), Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR)

It has outperformed by 41.42% the S&P500. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 0.01% in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX ). Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.20 as current ratio and on ...

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  • Virginia GOP pushes to declare victor in disputed House race
Virginia GOP pushes to declare victor in disputed House race

Earlier in the week, the board's chairman, James Alcorn, postponed a scheduled drawing of names after Simonds filed several court motions challenging the tie and requesting the judges declare her the victor. "Any further delay simply deprives the people of its representative in the House of Delegates". The intense battle over the 94tn District ...

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  • Royal Gold (RGLD) Downgraded to
Royal Gold (RGLD) Downgraded to "Hold" at Canaccord Genuity

Kopernik Global Investors Llc, which manages about $958.73M and $478.45 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kt Corp (NYSE:KT) by 641,396 shares to 1.55M shares, valued at $21.55 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, July 17 by Oppenheimer. Analysts await Royal Gold, Inc . (NASDAQ: RGLD ...

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  • Russian-Turkish contract on S-400 missile systems worth $2.5 bln
Russian-Turkish contract on S-400 missile systems worth $2.5 bln

Turkey's National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday had confirmed an earlier statement by Russia's state defense corporation Rostec that the deal had been concluded. Chemezov said shipments of the missile systems to Turkey were expected to begin in March 2020. Turkish newspapers report Erdoğan plans to pay 45% up front and borrow the...

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  • Gujarat to continue procuring peanut at MSP: Rupani
Gujarat to continue procuring peanut at MSP: Rupani

The chief minister has kept more than 10 portfolios with himself, including general administration department, industries and home. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel-Road and building, health and family welfare, medical education, Narmada, Kalpsar, capital planning.

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  • Bill on changes in bankruptcy code introduced in LS
Bill on changes in bankruptcy code introduced in LS

The bill allows defaulting promoters to be part of the debt resolution process, provided they repay the dues in a month to make their loan account operational and the resolution happens within the overall time frame specified in the code. The bill has also sought to bring any individual who was in control of the NPA under the ambit of the insolvenc...

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  • Hazardous wind chills are expected today through Monday morning
Hazardous wind chills are expected today through Monday morning

The advisory lasts through 10 a.m. According to NWS, Tuesday's afternoon temperatures are only expected to reach a high of 12 degrees with a -3 wind chill. A chance of snow is also worth keeping an eye on. Snow is possible today and Saturday . Night: Partly cloudy and breezy with northwest winds 10 to 15 miles per hour.

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  • Ice, cold and light snow could hamper New Year's weekend travel
Ice, cold and light snow could hamper New Year's weekend travel

Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Wind chill values as low as -13. West northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Wind chill values as low as -9. North northeast wind around 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 20 percent chance of rain after 8am.

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  • Pak releases 144 Indian fishermen at Wagah border
Pak releases 144 Indian fishermen at Wagah border

Major Azam Sher on December 29 said the released fishermen were handed over to Indian authorities at a border crossing near the eastern city of Lahore. The repatriation process for such a large number usually takes hours, as exit papers have to be prepared by immigration officials at Wagah before the crossover.

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  • 18-wheeler hauling avocados catches fire on Texas highway
18-wheeler hauling avocados catches fire on Texas highway

It happened around 11:15 a.m. on I-35E near the town of Forreston. Smoke could be seeing coming from the charred semi trailer as firefighters worked to put out the fire. According to WFAA, no one was injured in the crash. The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the unfortunate incident on I-35 in the city of Forreston.

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  • Man accused of 'nearly' decapitating girlfriend with samurai sword
Man accused of 'nearly' decapitating girlfriend with samurai sword

A Texas man is behind bars for allegedly killing his girlfriend with a samurai sword and nearly decapitating her, police allege. It was not immediately clear what led to the slashing. She also said that Jernigan had been living with family in Mexico for the past several months and had only recently returned to Houston . He was charged in 2009 ...

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  • Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) Holdings Boosted by Aperio Group LLC
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) Holdings Boosted by Aperio Group LLC

Colgate now has $66.16B valuation. The share price was last seen -0.15% lower, reaching at $75.37 on 12/27/2017. Atlantic Tru Gru Ltd holds 0.4% or 1.23 million shares. Parkside Retail Bank Trust invested in 0.14% or 5,013 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt invested 0% in Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:SEP). Cibc World Mkts has 0.01% invested in General Dy...

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  • Trump to Democrats: No DACA fix without border wall
Trump to Democrats: No DACA fix without border wall

Trump said Democrats know he won't accept any solution for DACA "Dreamers" to stay in the United States until he is allowed to fulfill his campaign promise to build a barrier along the U.S. Trump also said he would demand an end to a program that allows immigrants to sponsor family members to join them in the USA, and a State Department program ...

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  • 2018 election: Russian Federation election commission receives 51 notifications
2018 election: Russian Federation election commission receives 51 notifications

The statement led Zakharova to question recent measures taken by USA officials requiring certain Russian media outlets to register in the U.S.as foreign agents and accused the U.S of harassing foreign reporters. Even though Putin is likely to win an easy victory, government officials want his performance to be as strong as possible. Polls show ...

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  • Russia's Lavrov tells Tillerson US tension-raising on Korean Peninsula
Russia's Lavrov tells Tillerson US tension-raising on Korean Peninsula "inadmissible"

The resolution's requirement of a 24-month period for North Korean workers to return home "is the minimum acceptable period necessary to deal with the logistical aspects of the issue", said Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasilly Nebenzia.

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  • Deep freeze puts some Canada 150 closing events on ice
Deep freeze puts some Canada 150 closing events on ice

Andrew Campbell, the senior executive director in charge of the Canada 150 secretariat, told The Canadian Press that organizers did express concern about equipment malfunctioning during the fireworks and multimedia shows because of the cold.

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