• Storm Eleanor set to batter Scotland with 80mph winds
Storm Eleanor set to batter Scotland with 80mph winds

Many parts of the United Kingdom are bracing for a "very windy" spell which could last for much of Wednesday. A wind warning is in place for counties Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, south Galway, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary .

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  • Netanyahu wishes Iranian people'success in their noble quest for freedom'
Netanyahu wishes Iranian people'success in their noble quest for freedom'

Iran's "unity was a bullet (arrow) in their eyes and our progress and success in the world of politics and against the USA and the Zionist regime was not bearable to them", he said , adding that the Saudis "have blatantly said that we will create problems in Tehran".

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  • North Korea received oil from Russian Federation in violation of United Nations sanctions
North Korea received oil from Russian Federation in violation of United Nations sanctions

South Korea briefly seized and inspected a Hong Kong-registered ship in November for transferring oil products to a North Korean vessel and breaching United Nations sanctions, a foreign ministry official said on December 29. The U.S. submitted the proposed ban on North Korean vessels and ships from other countries on December 19. "Some top off...

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  • South Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of North Korea trade
South Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of North Korea trade

South Korean authorities seized a second oil tanker for allegedly supplying fuels to North Korea at sea, the South's media reported on Sunday. But in a rare move the dictator tempered his bellicose rhetoric with the suggestion he may send a North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics when they are held in South Korea.

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  • Turkey threatens Greece over asylum for pilot
Turkey threatens Greece over asylum for pilot

He was one of eight servicemen who fled to Greece a year ago after a failed coup attempt in Turkey. But Greece's government said it would appeal the decision in a higher court after Turkey said relations between the two countries would be affected.

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  • My Land, My Rules! New Zealanders Build 'Island' to Thwart Alcohol Ban
My Land, My Rules! New Zealanders Build 'Island' to Thwart Alcohol Ban

The alcohol ban covered the whole Coromandel area on New Year's Eve , and alcohol was not to be consumed at the beach or other public places. It appeared the group created the mound with a shovel at low tide before waiting for the incoming tide to surround them.

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  • Meghalaya: Congress Appoints PCC President and Working President
Meghalaya: Congress Appoints PCC President and Working President

On Friday, eight MLAs of the Meghalaya Assembly, including those from the Congress, quit as lawmakers and joined the NPP, a party founded by the former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A. Soon after the Congress MLAs joined the NPP, party chief Conrad Sangma said the move implied the failure of Mr. Mukul Sangma. Apart from the five Congress legislators, t...

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  • Mike Pence's visit to Israel postponed indefinitely
Mike Pence's visit to Israel postponed indefinitely

Environmental Protection Agency, but not one by Pence. Reports otherwise are wrong. Pence had been scheduled to visit Israel last month but called off the trip at late notice and said he would come instead in January. In a later clarification, the Foreign Ministry insisted it "never said he isn't coming". But the cancellation also followed regi...

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  • This Is How Indian Cricketers Welcomed The New Year
This Is How Indian Cricketers Welcomed The New Year

We can see the couple striking a candid pose against the backdrop of the stunningly blue sea and mountains. It brought de Villiers down to earth, although he was still South Africa's best batsman, scoring 258 runs at an average of 36.85. "Yesterday, we did two sessions to get into the Test mode". After hosting the second and a grand reception i...

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  • Lisa Bloom: Trolling for Trump sexual harassment accusers fails
Lisa Bloom: Trolling for Trump sexual harassment accusers fails

Bloom told the Times she'd sought the help of a pro-Clinton super PAC to help her fund her probe into Trump's alleged sexual misconduct, though she had no contact with the Clinton camp during the effort. Clinton campaign representatives said they were unaware of his work with Lisa Bloom . Ms. Buell, a longtime friend and financial supporter of...

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  • Kim vows North will mass-produce nukes, missiles
Kim vows North will mass-produce nukes, missiles

Kim, wearing a Western-style gray suit and tie, said in his customary annual address that his country had achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces and added that he has a nuclear button on his desk. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held out a rare olive branch to the country's southern neighbor Monday, offering talks over ...

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  • Trump Says He Has An 'Absolute Right' To Control The Justice Department
Trump Says He Has An 'Absolute Right' To Control The Justice Department

President Donald Trump said Thursday that though he thinks Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference makes "the country look very bad", but he believes the outcome will be "fair". "The country" is merely waiting for the next shoe to drop - and, sure, sooner would be better than later, but then again good foren...

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  • Iran restricts social media as anti-government protests enter fourth day
Iran restricts social media as anti-government protests enter fourth day

Several major cities in Iran, including Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, and Rasht, were first hit by protests on December 28, 2017. On Sunday, an Iranian official blamed "foreign agents" for a clash in which two protesters were killed. He also has pledged to work with Gulf Arab states and Israel to curb what they say are Iran's attempts to extend its ...

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  • Woman found dead, Amber Alert issued for missing children
Woman found dead, Amber Alert issued for missing children

A woman was found dead inside of the home. He has also been tied to the abduction of two children, 14-year-old Lilianas Griffith and 7-year-old Luluvioletta Bandera-Margaret. "He is described as a white male, 6'2", 200 lbs. with brown hair and hazel eyes. The vehicle has a hatchback with a white sticker on the upper right-hand corner of the rear ...

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  • A bitter cold start to 2018
A bitter cold start to 2018

Be sure to bring your pets indoors to protect them from the extreme cold and wind as well. Friday brings partly sunny skies, and bitter cold temperatures in the middle teens. It will be sunny today with highs only near 5 degrees. A clipper system will make it's way into the Great Lakes on Wednesday and as it pushes east there will be an inc...

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  • New Year to start off with risky wind chills
New Year to start off with risky wind chills

Right when we ring in the new year at midnight tonight, wind chills will be around 15 to even up to 25 degrees below zero. Some of the coldest air Alabama has seen in a while was beginning to arrive in Alabama on Sunday afternoon. Dry weather will continue for the next 7 days. Skies will be clear for New Year's Eve night. Wind chill advisory...

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  • Foreign tourists among 12 dead in Costa Rica plane crash
Foreign tourists among 12 dead in Costa Rica plane crash

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A plane carrying 10 US citizens, including a family from Belleair, crashed in woods, killing all aboard Sunday, Costa Ricas government said. Costa Rica's Ministry of Public Security posted several images of the aftermath of the crash on its official Facebook page , showing smoke billowing from burning wreckage in a wooded a...

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  • Israeli military court to try Tamimi on 12 counts of assault
Israeli military court to try Tamimi on 12 counts of assault

Palestinians hailed her as an icon in their fight against Israel. Footage from the December 15 encounter in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh shows Ahed and Nour approaching two Israeli soldiers, then shoving, kicking and slapping them, while filming on their cellphones.

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  • No lottery for single women going to Haj
No lottery for single women going to Haj

Recently, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha, another moved hailed by Muslim women, which outlaws the practice of granting divorce instantaneously by saying the word "talaq" thrice. But Muslim women in India did not have this right. Around 1,300 women have so far applied to make the pilgrimage next year to Saudi Arabia without " Me...

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  • America Ferrera Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child with Ryan Piers Williams!
America Ferrera Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child with Ryan Piers Williams!

While her husband wrote: 'Making room for new and lovely things to come in 2018!#happynewyear'. They celebrated 12 years together last summer. They share the joyous news with a touching Instagram post in which the pair both sport 2018 glasses as she holds up an adorable little onesie that says "Mas besos", along with a lipstick kiss.

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  • 16-year-old boy allegedly killed family in New Year's Eve attack
16-year-old boy allegedly killed family in New Year's Eve attack

The 16-year-old suspect was arrested without incident and has not been identified. Police arrived at the family's Long Branch home after receiving a 911 call about gunshots Sunday at 11:43 p.m. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Andrea Tozzi, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 800-533-7443, or Detectiv...

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  • Abbas condemns proposal to annex West Bank settlements
Abbas condemns proposal to annex West Bank settlements

Such a move could accelerate procedures for the construction and expansions of settlements. "We are here to say the obvious - the Land of Israel is ours and we will apply sovereignty over all the parts of the country", Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) told his fellow party members.

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  • Iran's Guards Vow to Crush Dissent as Protests Turn Deadly
Iran's Guards Vow to Crush Dissent as Protests Turn Deadly

Protesters first took aim at rising food prices and corruption, driven partly by a sense that the July 2015 nuclear deal hasn't delivered the broad economic recovery many were expecting. "The country is facing serious challenges with unemployment, high prices, corruption, lack of water, social gap, unbalanced distribution of budget", tweeted Hesamo...

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  • First New Year's baby born in Limerick
First New Year's baby born in Limerick

NHS Highland confirmed no babies were born in the first 12 hours of 2018 but some new arrivals are expected later today. Scotland has welcomed its first new born arrivals of 2018. Oliver was born at 12.30am and weighed 7lb 3oz. In Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Stacey Glancy and Colin Graham had a boy, Travis, at 01:30. In Dundee, the labour ward...

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  • Death toll rises in Iran amid wave of anti-government protests
Death toll rises in Iran amid wave of anti-government protests

Hundreds of people have been arrested but security forces have largely shown restraint. He stressed that people have the right to express their discontent with the authorities, but called for calm and restraint. On Sunday, Iran's interior minister warned that " violence, fear and terror " will be fought, following the third consecutive night of u...

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