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World 'Sexstremist' tries to steal baby Jesus from Vatican
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The protester managed to get her hands on the naked baby Jesus, but it was left dangling from the manger as the cop, quickly joined by several others, wrestled with her. FEMEN's website said Vinogradova, a self-described "sextremist", was protesting the church and its treatment of women. Those alleged infringements included the pope's "promotion of the ban on abortion" and "sacred condemnation" of contraception.

World Glass panel separates Kulbhushan Jadhav from wife and mother
Author: 0 Glass panel separates Kulbhushan Jadhav from wife and mother

Mushaal Mullick, wife of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik, on Monday said that while Pakistan was allowing alleged Indian spy Kalbushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother on humanitarian grounds, India has "kept her and their daughter from meeting Malik for the past three years".

World North Korea says new United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'
Author: 0 North Korea says new United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'

The Unification Ministry says next year, North Korea is likely to explore the possibility of holding talks with the US while seeking recognition as a nuclear-weapons state. "North Korea is forecast to maximise efforts to endure (the impact of sanctions) by tightening social control and mobilising its people for building the economy", the ministry said.

World China builds worlds largest flying boat which can supply artificial islands
Author: 0 China builds worlds largest flying boat which can supply artificial islands

AG600 clearly looks like a behemoth of an aircraft, but the plane is still smaller than Spruce Goose, Howard Hughes's famous flying boat which had a wingspan of 97m and length of 67m. Created to be the world's largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600 will be mainly used for maritime rescue, fighting forest fires and marine monitoring, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

World Strengthening of Sanctions to Be Overwhelming Risk for Russia-US Ties
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Though the U.S. diplomats says it is pursuing a diplomatic solution, President Trump has said Pyongyang must commit to giving up its nuclear weapons before any talks can begin. The Russian diplomat reiterated Moscow's concern over North Korea's "dangerous" nuclear ambitions, but vowed to "maintain contacts at the highest possible level".

World Best Friends Are Like Family, They Turn Out To Be Brothers
Author: 0 Best Friends Are Like Family, They Turn Out To Be Brothers

Audio will be available later today . They met in the sixth-grade and shared a special bond throughout their friendship. After searching on Ancestry.com and registering their DNA test results, the two discovered online that they had very similar DNA, including an identical X chromosome.

Author: 0 Where to recycle your Christmas tree — MAP

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take real Christmas trees for recycling on Wednesday, Dec. 20 through Thursday, Jan. 11 at Riverside Middle School in Evans. Port City Daily has compiled a list of local entities that will help residents dispose of used trees. Both green and flocked trees (trees with fake snow) are accepted.

World JetBlue plane skids off taxiway in Boston, no injuries
Author: 0 JetBlue plane skids off taxiway in Boston, no injuries

Terri Given, a passenger from Savannah said: "Once I realized we were going off the runway, I was like, 'uh-oh.' It was like you were going four-wheeling". Shortly after 11:30 a.m., crews at Logan were able to dig out and things were able to get moving again. Crews at Logan eventually cleared the runways around noon time and flights were back up and running, according to WHDH-TV .

World Local church serves dinner to community
Author: 0 Local church serves dinner to community

People were enjoying a Christmas dinner thanks to volunteers from the Grace Lutheran Church. "This Christmas Eve, more than 500 men, women and children will be served", Graves said. "Everybody doing a little bit and getting a great deal done". The dinner has been served in several venues over the years, including Wesley Community Church, St.

World Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges
Author: 0 Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges

Her family say that they have lodged an immediate appeal. Plummer attended a hearing in her case yesterday, before today's sentencing. The painkiller, which is illegal in Egypt, was meant for her 33-year-old Egyptian boyfriend Omar Caboo, her family alleges.

Author: 0 Winter Weather Advisory extended into tomorrow morning

Use extreme caution if you must travel tonight and be prepared to slow down and take your time traveling. In Albany, New York, and parts of CT and New Hampshire, snow fell at a rate of 1 inch per hour. A 73 miles per hour wind gust was reported in Falmouth and a 66 miles per hour gust was felt on Nantucket. The hazardous weather includes bitter cold wind chills and cold temperatures.

World GTA residents wake up to fresh snow on Christmas Day
Author: 0 GTA residents wake up to fresh snow on Christmas Day

It will bring snow to the area this afternoon which will intensify across Southern Ontario this evening. Visibility may be limited and travel may become hard. Christmas night the low was expected to be -16 with a wind chill of -26. While no further snowfall is expected Monday, gusting winds could continue to keep visibility poor on the roads.

World Scotland's weather: Little hope for a white Christmas
Author: 0 Scotland's weather: Little hope for a white Christmas

Up to an inch of new snow accumulation is possible Christmas Day from Choteau to Grass Range and points south including Great Falls. Rain will mix in farther south and limit or prevent accumulations. Cold front moves in by the late afternoon into the early evening with rain changes back to snow. Many of these historic storms arrived just in time for the holidays.

World Trump Praises Latest UN Sanctions On North Korea
Author: 0 Trump Praises Latest UN Sanctions On North Korea

North Korea's crude oil imports will be capped at four million barrels a year, with refined oil products capped at 500,000 a year, representing a 90% ban on the products. An additional measure has particular implications for marine insurers and certain vessel operators: The resolution bans the provision of insurance or re-insurance for vessels that are believed to have violated sanctions on North Korea, and it requires flag states to de-register any vessel believed to be involved in these ...

World Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's Mumbai reception: All you need to know!
Author: 0 Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's Mumbai reception: All you need to know!

Virat had taken a break from his cricketing commitments and he, along with his family members, was spotted at the Delhi airport, Anushka and her parents were clicked and asked for a bite at the Mumbai airport. The who's who of the film industry, cricket fraternity and the dignitaries in the city are expected to attend the Mumbai reception to bless the newlyweds.

World Trumps Wish the World a Merry Christmas from the White House
Author: 0 Trumps Wish the World a Merry Christmas from the White House

The president celebrated the holiday with his family at Mar-a-Lago that he calls the "Winter White House". "What would you like more than anything?" the president asked one child. Trump complimented each military branch, but heaped his most effusive praise on the Coast Guard, which impressed him with its rescue operations during hurricane season.

World Auston Matthews set to return against the Rangers
Author: 0 Auston Matthews set to return against the Rangers

Matthews skated Saturday morning with regular linemates Zach Hyman and William Nylander . McDonagh watched from the box as Ron Hainsey gave Toronto a 2-0 lead in the first minute of the second period. Without Matthews, the Leafs have gone 2-4. The Rangers had started the game trying to play simple, but soon enough they were relying on Lundqvist to bail them out.

World Two men killed after jeep swept away in river
Author: 0 Two men killed after jeep swept away in river

A third passenger managed to escape the vehicle and raise the alarm, resulting in a major search operation involving garda divers and the Coast Guard. The three men were from the area. Their bodies have been taken to University Hospital Castlebar and a post mortum is due to take place tomorrow. The incident happened at around 2.30am, when there were gale force winds and water levels were high.

World Updates from 2017 Hawaii Bowl
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The Bulldogs finished 1-11 last fall but showed marked improvement under Tedford. Fresno State's last such win came against George Tech in the 2007 Humanitarian Bowl, posting an 0-6 clip over that stretch since then. Quarterback Marcus McMaryion , a transfer from Oregon State, can help end that streak by limiting mistakes like he has done all year. McMaryion's favorite target this year has been Johnson who is third in receiving yards (918), touchdowns (8), and receptions (69) in the MWC ...

World Family of Kulbhushan Jadhav meet Sushma Swaraj
Author: 0 Family of Kulbhushan Jadhav meet Sushma Swaraj

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said Jadhav's mother and wife - Avanti Jadhav and Chetenkul Jadhav - had also appreciated Pakistan for the gesture of kindness and hospitality. The meeting lasted for 3 hours which has created an air of curiosity as to what must have transpired. During the meet, Indian deputy high commissioner was also present with the family but he did not interact with Kulbhushan.

World Vijay Rupani sworn-in as the 14th Chief Minister of Gujarat
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The Prime Minister, BJP president Amit Shah , chief ministers of various BJP-ruled and partner states, and other senior party leaders attended the function, which was held at the new Secretariat complex. Before the swearing-in ceremony, Rupani, sporting an orange-coloured jacket, and Patel greeted the chief ministers of BJP-ruled states who came to attend the ceremony.

World Pence to Afghan president: U.S. is 'here to see this through'
Author: 0 Pence to Afghan president: U.S. is 'here to see this through'

The trilateral dialogue is part of Chinese President's initiative for developing cooperation between the three countries. Afghanistan has urgent need to develop and improve people's lives and hopes it can join inter-connectivity initiatives, Wang told reporters, as he announced that Pakistan and Afghanistan had agreed to mend their strained relations.

World Miss America CEO, other leaders resign after report of derogatory emails
Author: 0 Miss America CEO, other leaders resign after report of derogatory emails

Following his suspension , Haskell apologized for "a mistake of words" in a statement Friday night, but said, "Much of what was reported is dishonest, deceptive, and despicable". The Miss America Organization needs to crown new leadership. But a day earlier on Facebook, she defended herself against an allegation by former Miss America Gretchen Carlson that Weidner solicited former Miss Americas to attack other former title winners who were not supportive of Haskell.

World Christmas celebrated with fervor and gaiety in Kerala
Author: 0 Christmas celebrated with fervor and gaiety in Kerala

The biggest Mass in the Valley was held at the Holy Family Catholic Church at Maulana Azad Road here, where hundreds of Christians, including women and children, assembled to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ and held special prayers. Another devotee, Vijay, said, " Christmas is a festival of giving. I hope that the holy occasion is an omen of communal harmony, love for humanity & compassion for all across the world".

World Peruvians celebrate Christmas Eve with hugs and good wishes
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Merry Christmas-Birthday of Jesus Christ was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in Jammu region on Monday. Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church in Srirampura decorated with serial lights as part of Christmas celebrations. The church wore a festive look with buntings and balloons decorated all over it. Baptist and other well-known churches, including Beldih Church, Emanuel Baptist Church and St George Church, held mass prayer service between 7am and 8am.

World Springfield child safe, father arrested in Texas, police say
Author: 0 Springfield child safe, father arrested in Texas, police say

Police say Eli Bandurovskiy's father Viktor has previously made threats to the almost 2-year-old child, and has a history of domestic abuse, reports CBS affiliate KHOU . Authorities say Viktor has a history of domestic abuse, drug use, and has made current and previous threats towards the child. "Viktor is approximately 5'10", 150 lbs, he has brown hair, brown eyes, and an unknown complexion.

Author: 0 Russia Won't Let Prominent Putin Critic Run For President After All

For Tatyana Komendant, 65, whether Mr Navalny would make a good president or not was secondary. According to Russian laws, an independent candidate should collect at least 300,000 signatures in support of his candidacy, no more than 7,500 signatures from every federal subject.

World Erica Garner, daughter of man who died after police chokehold, hospitalized
Author: 0 Erica Garner, daughter of man who died after police chokehold, hospitalized

In a series of tweets, Erica Garner's verified Twitter account asked people to pray for the activist. "More updates will come as they are available". The death was later ruled a homicide due to Pantaleo's neck compressions and "the compression of [Garner's] chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police".

World California Highway Patrol Officer Dies in Crash on Highway in Bay Area
Author: 0 California Highway Patrol Officer Dies in Crash on Highway in Bay Area

Another CHP officer was injured. When released from the hospital, CHP says they have enough evidence to charge the driver with "very serious felony charges". The 33-year-old officer had been with the CHP for a little over a year. "Andrew was a great man who loved his job and loved his family" said CHP Captain Tim Pearson.

World United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile tests
Author: 0 United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile tests

But the resolution doesn't include even harsher sanctions sought by the Trump administration, such as prohibiting all oil imports and freezing the global assets of North Korea's government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. In September, China ordered North Korean companies operating in the country to shut down. Earlier this year, China announced a ban on iron ore, seafood and coal from North Korea.

World Julian Assange's Twitter account goes quiet
Author: 0 Julian Assange's Twitter account goes quiet

A posting later Monday morning showed an image of Santa Claus sitting in front of a laptop opened to the WikiLeaks page while creating a list of "Good" and "Bad". GMT, according to Gizmodo . Assange's most recent tweet was posted on the 22nd December, and made no mention of a possible leave from Twitter. He believes that if he leaves the embassy he will be nabbed by the United States and prosecuted for publishing thousands of documents stolen by former military analyst Chelsea Manning.

World Kentucky woman killed by two pit bulls and husband hurt
Author: 0 Kentucky woman killed by two pit bulls and husband hurt

The attack happened on Wiser Branch Road in the Arjay community of Bell County. The sheriff's department said Johnny Saylor was searching for his wife - who often wakes up before him - after he awoke Sunday. He now faces another charge of harboring a vicious animal, the sheriff's department said. They are asking everyone in the Arjay area to stay away from the dog if sighted and call them immediately at 606-337-6174.

World ISIL claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul
Author: 0 ISIL claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

Witnesses said the attack happened outside the main entrance to a security compound. The exact target of the attack is unclear, the AP says. "Ambulances were seen leaving the scene, apparently taking casualties to hospitals", said Qadir Salem, a bystander.

World Turkey Dismisses More Than 2700 Workers With Emergency Rule Decree
Author: 0 Turkey Dismisses More Than 2700 Workers With Emergency Rule Decree

Ankara also accuses Gulen and his followers of infiltrating state institutions. A new emergency decree in Turkey that grants immunity to civilians deemed to have helped thwart an attempted coup has sparked an outcry. According to Sunday's decrees, defendants who are on trial on terrorism charges will from now on appear in court wearing brown or gray uniforms. On Sunday, Erdogan told reporters the uniforms would be worn by male defendants.

World State Dept. greenlights weapons shipment to Ukraine
Author: 0 State Dept. greenlights weapons shipment to Ukraine

But officials speaking on condition of anonymity said the capabilities being offered include potential lethal weaponry, signaling an escalation with respect to Washington's willingness to back Kiev's ongoing battle against pro-Russian rebel almost four years since the bloodshed began.

World Copy-Trump, first lady take calls from children looking for Santa Claus
Author: 0 Copy-Trump, first lady take calls from children looking for Santa Claus

He spoke with Air Force airmen in Qatar, Marines in Kuwait, sailors from the 5th Fleet in the Middle East, Coast Guardsmen in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and soldiers from Kuwait. The calls came by way of a Santa tracking program run for more than 60 years by the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Another, from Virginia, was heard telling the president he wanted building blocks.

World Queen Elizabeth II delivers her traditional Christmas message
Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II delivers her traditional Christmas message

The Queen has expressed her concern for the victims and their families affected by the terror attacks of 2017 . "Here in London who can forget the sheer awfulness of the Grenfell Tower fire". there is a timeless simplicity to the pull of home". Our thoughts and prayer are with all those who died and those who lost so much, and we are indebted to members of the emergency services who risked their own lives this past year saving others.

World Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today
Author: 0 Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today

Some of the 8.8 million may not pay their premiums and therefore won't get health insurance, and the 11 states that run their own insurance markets aren't included in the total. While GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare failed this year, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have redoubled their efforts to undermine the law.

World Christmas Tree May Be to Blame for Irving House Fire
Author: 0 Christmas Tree May Be to Blame for Irving House Fire

There were no injuries in the Christmas Eve fire and it caused less than $1,000 in damage, he said. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, Hall said. Investigators suspect the fire spread from the Christmas tree in the living room. The Red Cross will find the family temporary house while officials investigate.

World White Christmas unlikely for mid
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Expect wind chills of 15-24 degrees below zero in NW-Kansas. We should thank a low-pressure system from the Plains states for our White Christmas, according to the National Weather Service . It hasn't snowed in the city on the holiday since 2009, when a storm dumped 2 inches on Central Park. Temperatures will only be in the 20s but with wind chill, it will feel like single digits at times.

World Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow
Author: 0 Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow

Reports vary from four to five people being killed and between 10 and 15 have been injured. Traffic spokesperson Artyom Kolesnikov confirmed: "A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass". Monday is a regular work day in Russian Federation as the Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated on January 7. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has reportedly ordered all city buses be checked following the crash.

World J Law surprises Kris Jenner with unique Christmas gift
Author: 0 J Law surprises Kris Jenner with unique Christmas gift

The 2018 Porsche Boxter Style 12V Ride-On-Car might find some more suitable drivers in Jenner's grandchildren, and they should count themselves lucky as it's no cheap gift. "Thank you Jen I love you!". The mini auto runs at three different speed settings, and has a Bluetooth controlled sound system. Jenner and Lawrence might seem like an unexpected friendship, but the two have been tight for a long time.

World Ride on Mumbai's first AC train to cost Rs2,040 a month
Author: 0 Ride on Mumbai's first AC train to cost Rs2,040 a month

Monthly pass from Virar to Churchgate to cost commuters '2,205. Detailed fares for all destinations can be found here. In a new-year gift to Mumbaikars, the Western Railway will introduce first-ever air-conditioned suburban local train between Andheri station in north Mumbai and Churchgate terminus in south Mumbai on Monday.

World Abbas spokesman: UN Jerusalem vote 'is a victory for Palestine'
Author: 0 Abbas spokesman: UN Jerusalem vote 'is a victory for Palestine'

During a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Abbas reiterated that "there is no solution to the conflict other than the two-state solution" and that "recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a move that violates global law".

World Ralph Peters: 'Nikki Haley May End Up as Our First Female President'
Author: 0 Ralph Peters: 'Nikki Haley May End Up as Our First Female President'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired back at the United Nations following last week's UN General Assembly vote in which the forum rejected President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as being Israel's capital. Let them vote against us, we'll save a lot. Later Thursday an invitation was sent around to the countries that did not support the resolution on Jerusalem, to attend a reception with Haley in January.

World Peru's president pardons ex-leader Fujimori
Author: 0 Peru's president pardons ex-leader Fujimori

The medical emergency comes three days after Fujimori's supporters in Congress saved President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from a motion to remove him from office. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 for the massacres in Barrios Altos (1991) and Cantuta (1992) in the neighborhood of capital Lima when he was president.