• Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport
Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

Photographs posted on the Twitter account showed a large plume of smoke from the blaze blowing across open fields. It is understood the plant is a family run business that recycles end-of-life cars and scrap metal. People with breathing difficulties are being advised to avoid the area and motorists should approach with care. Some passengers at Du...

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  • Trump Administration OKs $130M Missile Defense Sale to Japan
Trump Administration OKs $130M Missile Defense Sale to Japan

The effort began in 2006 as a cooperative development program between Raytheon and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The missiles could be used at sea with Japan's current Aegis-equipped destroyers and with the land-based Aegis system its Cabinet approved for purchase last month.

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  • Teacher handcuffed, removed from school board meeting in Louisiana
Teacher handcuffed, removed from school board meeting in Louisiana

A teacher was handcuffed at a school board meeting in Louisiana Monday evening - and the altercation was captured on camera by ABC affiliate KATC-TV. Hargrave grabs her purse and leaves as some protest that Puyau had been addressing the teacher even as she was being forced to leave. The video , which has earned more than 160,000 views, shows H...

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  • Pak journo working for Indian news channel escapes abduction bid
Pak journo working for Indian news channel escapes abduction bid

I was on my way to airport at 8.20 a.m. wh (e) n 10-12 armed men stopped my cab (and) forcibly tried to abduct me. Safe and with police now. "Looking for support in any way possible #StopEnforcedDisappearances ", read the tweet. On May 24, the IHC had asked the FIA to stop harassing the journalist. Following his medical checkup at PIMS, Taha Sid...

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  • Korea offers to send high-level delegation to PyeongChang
Korea offers to send high-level delegation to PyeongChang

The high-level talks were held at the border village of Panmunjom to discuss the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Games and ways to improve ties. North Korea said Tuesday it would not discuss its nuclear weapons in coming talks with Seoul because they were aimed only at the United States, not its "brethren" in South Korea.

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  • UNHCR Urges Israel Not to Forcibly Deport African Refugees, Asylum Seekers
UNHCR Urges Israel Not to Forcibly Deport African Refugees, Asylum Seekers

In announcing the plan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "The infiltrators have a clear choice - cooperate with us and leave voluntarily, respectably, humanely and legally, or we will have to use other tools at our disposal, which are also according to the law".

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  • Supreme Court to look at Ohio's voter-removal laws
Supreme Court to look at Ohio's voter-removal laws

The state must then try to contact the voter. The American Civil Liberties Union of OH and the New York-based public advocacy group Demos sued Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted over the practice. A 2016 Reuters analysis found roughly twice the rate of voter purging in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods in Ohio's three largest counties as...

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  • Reuters journalists charged in Myanmar
Reuters journalists charged in Myanmar

Two journalists from the Reuters news agency who have been detained in Myanmar for almost a month have appeared at a district court in Yangon for a hearing. The two appeared in court for the first time on December 27, when they were remanded for another two weeks. They have not been formally charged. The pair will return to the court on January 2...

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  • Parent Turns In Son After Finding Child Porn On His Phone
Parent Turns In Son After Finding Child Porn On His Phone

Spensberger's father, Paul, confiscated his son's cellphone on December 30 in punishment for other misbehavior, including theft, when he discovered images of a naked two-year-old asleep. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. "It should never happen": The teenager's father said that while his son was not a predator and meant to sell the photographs,...

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  • South Korea's Moon willing to meet North's Kim
South Korea's Moon willing to meet North's Kim

However, North Korea made a "strong complaint" after Seoul proposed talks to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. North Korea said during rare inter-Korean talks on Tuesday it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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  • Mud Slams Into Homes And Clogs Roads In Fire-Scorched California
Mud Slams Into Homes And Clogs Roads In Fire-Scorched California

More than 50 people were rescued from rooftops because trees and power lines were blocking roads, including a mud-caked teenage girl who was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed home in Montecito after being trapped for hours. "Seems calm now. We feel safe". Eliason, the Santa Barbara County fire spokesman, posted photos of firefighters leading ...

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  • United Kingdom shoppers splashed out an extra £1bn this Christmas
United Kingdom shoppers splashed out an extra £1bn this Christmas

It was a strong end to the year for grocery retailers as shoppers spent nearly £500m more on groceries this December than the last one, and for Tesco in particular who saw the largest sales growth of the Big Four in the final quarter. "Customers came into our stores to buy more of their Christmas items, knowing they could find high quality products...

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  • Libyan Coast Guard saves 270 migrants and recovers two dead
Libyan Coast Guard saves 270 migrants and recovers two dead

In another incident, the Libyan navy said it had also rescued 267 migrants of various African nationalities, off Zawiya to the west of Tripoli . "We stayed put from six o'clock in the morning" until the navy arrived, said Baba Koni, a Malian who was on board the boat.

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  • Former employee sues Google for discriminating against white men
Former employee sues Google for discriminating against white men

James Damore , the Google senior software engineer fired over his controversial 3,300 word essay on diversity, filed a lawsuit against his former employer on Monday . "According to the complaint, an employee reported Busselle's discriminatory comments to Google's HR department, but was told that Google "[does] not find that it violates our...

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  • Colbert Mocks Stephen Miller For Getting 'The Omarosa Goodbye' at CNN
Colbert Mocks Stephen Miller For Getting 'The Omarosa Goodbye' at CNN

CNN is a familiar target for Trump and Miller, with each having publicly sparred with the network's star chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta. While many panned Miller's CNN fight with Tapper, he did have one very big fan in his corner, President Donald Trump . Mr. Trump wrote that Reagan "had the same problem and handled it well".

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  • Sure sounds like Gayle wants Oprah to run for president, too
Sure sounds like Gayle wants Oprah to run for president, too

Her impassioned speech about the importance of tackling inequality drew plaudits from coast to coast. Her speech ignited a media frenzy over the possibility that Winfrey, a beloved television personality and business mogul, could take on Trump, himself a reality TV star and one of the most famous people in the world.

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  • MH370: Private company to resume missing plane search
MH370: Private company to resume missing plane search

The search for MH370 was one of the largest surface and underwater searches in aviation history and involved Australia, Malaysia and China. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai says the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will properly begin in the middle of the month.

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  • Woman kills husband, 2 children at resort before shooting herself
Woman kills husband, 2 children at resort before shooting herself

Emergency services were called to the San Luis Resort at around 4.30am on Monday, said Galveston Police Capt. Josh Schirard. "My heart goes out to the rest of their family, their extended family, their community and our community, the ones that don't have the training to deal with this and have to be exposed to an event like this", Schirard said....

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  • Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan
Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

Florida state waters extend 3 nautical miles from the shore on the Atlantic, and 9 nautical miles on the Gulf side, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Oceana campaign director Diane Hoskins said in a statement. They emerged smiling and Scott, a probable candidate for U.S. Senate with close ties to Trump, called it "...

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  • U.S. strips Indian man of citizenship as crackdown on fraudulent immigration begins
U.S. strips Indian man of citizenship as crackdown on fraudulent immigration begins

Since he took charge previous year, President Donald Trump has majorly cracked down on illegal immigration . Baljinder Singh, 43, from Carteret, New Jersey became a naturalised citizen in 2006 after marrying his American wife. Singh, who arrived without a passport or any other travel documents or proof of identity, was placed in removal proceedi...

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  • Norway's Inflation Accelerates In December
Norway's Inflation Accelerates In December

Raymond Yeung, chief greater China economist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, told Bloomberg News that he expected the PPI to rise by 4.8 percent in 2018, and for the CPI to pick up in January. The PPI figures came alongside the release of the consumer price index, which rose 1.8 percent year on year in December, up from November's 1.7 per...

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  • Traders Sell Shares of General Electric (GE) on Strength (GE)
Traders Sell Shares of General Electric (GE) on Strength (GE)

It has underperformed by 3.98% the S&P500. Chilton Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.18 billion and $1.04 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Empire St Rlty Tr Inc (NYSE:ESRT) by 159,715 shares to 646,887 shares, valued at $13.29M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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  • Case Against Bundy Dismissed with Prejudice
Case Against Bundy Dismissed with Prejudice

The Nevada rancher who had his charges dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents is insisting that it's up to the states, not the federal officials, how to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. Since the 90's, Cliven Bundy has refused to recognize the government's leeway over USA public lands and hasn't paid a dime in cattle...

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  • Google sued for discriminating against white men
Google sued for discriminating against white men

Damore's lawyer, Harmeet Dhillon , says Damore was encouraged by his employer to share his opinion and should not have been fired for doing so, NPR's Laura Sydell reports. Damore and Gudeman have made a string of other allegations, too. "Google furnishes a large number of internal mailing lists catering to employees with alternative lifestyles, ...

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  • Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack in jail, hospitalised
Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack in jail, hospitalised

Seeing their condition, Banda Jail authorities shifted both Ansari and his wife to the trauma centre of the district hospital. After their condition slightly improved, doctors referred the couple to Lucknow but they were admitted to Medical College in Kanpur.

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