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World Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners
Author: 0 Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners

Acting head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) Leonid Pasechnik has signed a decree pardoning prisoners who planned to be exchanged with Kiev on Wednesday. The conflict in eastern Ukraine erupted in April 2014, soon after Russian Federation annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met prisoners after the exchange and thanked them for their service to their country, according to a statement on his Facebook page.

World Obama edges out Trump as most-admired man
Author: 0 Obama edges out Trump as most-admired man

In a further slight to Trump, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton continues to be voted the most admired woman, 10 years running, in the same poll. The survey from Gallup has taken place every year since 1946, and rounding off a decade at the top, the former U.S. president came out as America's choice again.

World Boys charged with murder after sandbag from overpass kills man
Author: 0 Boys charged with murder after sandbag from overpass kills man

The Warren, Michigan, man was sitting in the front passenger seat of a auto traveling south on Interstate 75 in Toledo when a sandbag smashed through the windshield December 19. As CrimeOnline previously reported , the teens, ages 15-17, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, malicious destruction of property, and second-degree murder, after they allegedly threw the rock off of the Dodge Road overpass on southbound Interstate 75 in Genesee County, on ...

World Turkish president says 'terrorist' Assad can not be part of Syria solution
Author: 0 Turkish president says 'terrorist' Assad can not be part of Syria solution

Turkey says the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara views as an extension of the outlawed PKK which has fought a campaign in southeast Turkey since the 80s, can not be invited to Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana. Turkey and Tunisia have deep political and commercial ties, but their free trade agreement has been the subject of fierce discussion during debate on financial legislation.

World Oldest Tree on White House Grounds to Be Cut Down
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After approving the removal of the tree, First Lady Melania Trump has requested that the wood be preserved. Offshoots have been collected over the years and have are growing in greenhouses as we speak - with some growing up to 10 feet tall, according to the Daily Mail .

World Ameren Deploying Workers, Equipment to Puerto Rico
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With this new wave, the total number of power restoration workers will increase to more than 5,500. After 30 days, other PPL workers will travel to the island to relieve the first group. PPL noted that its crews often are called to help restore power in other regions and under its mutual assistance agreements, can call in help from other utilities when it is needed in the PPL service territory.

Author: 0 Russia Claims US Is Training Hundreds of Terrorists in Syria

Lavrov, who was meeting with Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba on Wednesday, told Russian news agencies that the Sochi congress would lay the groundwork for United Nations -led talks. Reuters reports us officials say the base in question at al-Tanf is temporary and that it's being used as a training ground for forces to counter ISIS.

World Lake Effect Snow Warning, Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory
Author: 0 Lake Effect Snow Warning, Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory

Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties were placed under a lake effect snow warning . The National Weather Service on Sunday predicted that the three counties would experience up to three to four feet of snow from Sunday to Wednesday and warned drivers of a hard, if not impossible, commute to work today.

World Wild Oats XI wins Sydney to Hobart in record time
Author: 0 Wild Oats XI wins Sydney to Hobart in record time

The 100-footers were sailing down the Tasmanian east coast at 20-30 knots before a strong north-easterly wind in what organisers describe as an "astonishingly fast race". Wild Oats XI has smashed the Sydney Hobart race record to claim line honours for the ninth time, after a dramatic finish. LDV Comanche raised a protest flag shortly afterwards and has six hours after finishing to lodge the paperwork with the worldwide jury.

Author: 0 Fiery Meteor Streaks Across New England

However, a webcam situated in ME managed to capture a bright white streak as it lit up the night sky. The fireball wasn't a missile, but a pint-sized meteor that was likely only about the size of a golf ball. He said that the last meteor shower occurred about 10 days ago and the next one is not until January. "The ones that would do really serious damage are rare, but not impossible", Janes said.

World Roma hope as Fellaini hints at Man Utd exit
Author: 0 Roma hope as Fellaini hints at Man Utd exit

I do have something in mind, but I can not say anything about this yet."He added: "If Manchester didn't want me anymore, they would have told me". Fellaini first moved to Manchester United for £29m in 2013, ending a five-year spell with Everton to join his David Moyes at Old Trafford.

World Christmas storm brings more than 4 feet of snow to Erie, Pennsylvania
Author: 0 Christmas storm brings more than 4 feet of snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

It snowed 34 inches on Christmas Day and 26.5 inches the following 24 hours to set Pennsylvania's two-day record at 60.5 inches, according to National Weather Service measurements at the city's worldwide airport. "But this amount, trying to deal with this, is very atypical". "Residents should stay off of City of Erie streets until it stops snowing, and we can get the roads open".

World Extreme cold warning issued
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Forecast for Nipawin today is mainly sunny, with wind west 30 km/h becoming light this morning. Motorists are being warned to drive with caution as high winds and blowing snow are resulting in reduced visibility on highways. There will likely be periods of extreme wind chills through rest of the week as well. The outer layer should be wind resistant. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, they said.

World Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Rattles San Jose
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The tremor was widely felt throughout the Bay Area. A pair of shallow earthquakes occurred Tuesday night in the San Jose area, rattling homes and the residents inside. The newspaper stated that geologists believe that the Calaveras and Hayward faults are linked, meaning that both could someday rupture together, resulting in significantly more destructive natural disaster.

Author: 0 Turning colder with the risk of snow and ice in places

The rain is likely to turn to snow in places, initially across Wales and then across parts of central England and eventually some of the higher ground in counties north and west of London . "These larger amounts are more likely over Wales whilst East Anglia and Lincolnshire see little or no snow". 'Northern Ireland, western Scotland and parts of north-west England will see heavier and more persistent rain on Christmas Day, while Boxing Day is likely to be sunnier but colder for most parts'.

World BJP wins both Arunachal seats
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While the BJP wrested the Pakke-Kessang and Likabali Assembly seats from the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh, it successfully retained Sikandra Assembly seat in UP. The Likabali seat fell vacant after health and family welfare minister Jomde Kena's demise on September. On the TMC emerging victorious in Sabang assembly seat in West Bengal, the PM said that BJP's vote share had increased.

World In first interview since leaving office, Obama warns of social media 'dangers'
Author: 0 In first interview since leaving office, Obama warns of social media 'dangers'

He feared their energy, often displayed on the internet, was being held back by "the bias of those who are comfortable with power the way it is now exercised". According to the new reports , the British government aides are reportedly or fear of Trump to not invite Obamas in royal wedding due to the fear of President Trump's reaction.

World Russia Launched Angosat-1 to improve the telecommunication between the countries
Author: 0 Russia Launched Angosat-1 to improve the telecommunication between the countries

The Zenit-2SB rocket carrying Angosat to orbit was supplied by Ukrainian maker Yuzhmash, making the launch a rare joint project between the two countries since 2014, when Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. Angosat-1 will undoubtedly play an essential role in the telemedicine for places that don't have access to medical facilities. Angola is a sub-Saharan African country, and the African nation declared that it is focusing on extending their space programs.

World Medical evacuations begin from Syria's Eastern Ghouta -ICRC
Author: 0 Medical evacuations begin from Syria's Eastern Ghouta -ICRC

The Syrian Red Crescent said the evacuations were the result of "long negotiations". Nearly 30 critical cases, including children with cancer have been approved for help in the Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, where 400,000 people remained trapped under government siege.

World Japan says revising comfort women agreement with S.Korea unacceptable
Author: 0 Japan says revising comfort women agreement with S.Korea unacceptable

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga referred to the agreement as a deal pledged by the leaders of the 2 countries in front of the global community, adding that it has been given high marks. The review also confirmed that some of the agreements between Seoul and Tokyo had been kept hidden, including additional details on dealing with the press, Korean civic groups and the memorial statues dedicated to the victims.

World China Halts Oil Products' Exports to North Korea Amid New UN Sanctions
Author: 0 China Halts Oil Products' Exports to North Korea Amid New UN Sanctions

The Chinese government as well as the Kremlin have been calling on the USA to strop military exercises near the North Korean border in exchange for Pyongyang's freeze of further nuclear and military tests. "We have already established a set of effective operating mechanisms and methods", China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. China, who is North Korea's biggest trading partner, has repeatedly been criticized for not playing a larger role in easing tensions.

World Congress demands sacking of Modi's minister from Karnataka for remarks on constitution
Author: 0 Congress demands sacking of Modi's minister from Karnataka for remarks on constitution

In response, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the government has "full faith" in the Indian constitution, and that it does not agree with the statement given by Anant Hegde. He also described secular people as those who do not have an identity of their parental blood. "But I don't know what to call those who claim themselves to be secular".

World Australian woman faces verdict in Malaysia drugs case
Author: 0 Australian woman faces verdict in Malaysia drugs case

Exposto claimed she was handed the bag just before she left Shanghai by a friend of her boyfriend, a man who identified himself as "Captain Daniel Smith", who claimed to be a U.S. Defence lawyer Shafee Abdullah told reporters that Exposto's testimony revealed what she strongly believed was a close relationship with the fictional Smith.

World Ceasefire takes effect in S
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Riek Machar, leader of the main rebel group, Sudan People's Liberation Army-in Opposition (SPLA-IO) on Friday ordered his forces to remain in their bases and cease confrontations. A peace deal was signed two years later but it collapsed in July 2016 when fresh fighting in Juba forced then first vice president Machar into exile.

World 107-year-old woman finds Rahul 'handsome,' wants to meet him
Author: 0 107-year-old woman finds Rahul 'handsome,' wants to meet him

Hours after Dipali Sikand tweeted her grandmother's unusual wish, Gandhi's office managed to track her down. A 107-year-old woman blew her birthday candle on Monday and had only one wish on her mind- to meet Rahul Gandhi . Dipali later revealed, that apart from the Twitter wish, Rahul Gandhi called and personally wished her grandmother a happy birthday. It's surely a Christmas gift from Rahul's side to the old woman, probably, it's for the first time that Rahul had a one-on-one ...

World Tyson Chandler Dunks Game-Winner As Suns Top Grizzlies
Author: 0 Tyson Chandler Dunks Game-Winner As Suns Top Grizzlies

Officials reviewed the play to see if there was offensive basket interference, but Suns coach Jay Triano, who drew up the play, knew there wouldn't be. "As soon as I saw him get in the position I'm like 'I got him'". By the way, that was Bender's only assist of the night, and certainly one he'll never forget.

World GST collection slows to 5-month low
Author: 0 GST collection slows to 5-month low

Of the Rs 80,808 crore collected, Rs 7,798 crore has been garnered as compensation cess in November - the fifth month of GST roll out. As per the data available, the GST collections in July was over Rs 95,000 crore, while in August the figure was over Rs 91,000 crore.

World Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM
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BJP claimed that as many as 3,000 appointments were done by last Congress rule after giving re-employment, extension to officials most of Administrative officers. Five-time legislator Jairam Thakur will be the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, the party lawmakers decided on Sunday after a meeting to pick their chief.

World Tuesday forecast: Morning snow otherwise very cold today
Author: 0 Tuesday forecast: Morning snow otherwise very cold today

With a fresh snow cover in place, temperatures are expected to plunge below zero in most inland locations both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings while daytime temperatures struggle to reach double-digits. That's when the bottom falls out. All this will do is drag in a reinforcing shot of cold Arctic Air to kick off the New Year! Highs will only be near 20° New Year's Eve with readings in the 10s as we slip into the new year.

World Five Traffic Fatalities Reported Over the Christmas Holiday
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This is up from previous year when the MSHP investigated 260 crashes and 86 injuries. Also in 2016, 68 people were arrested for driving while impaired and made 40 drug arrests. Four young adults, all from Carrollton, were traveling in a pickup on Missouri Highway CC east of County Road 261 when the truck ran off the road and struck an embankment and a tree before overturning.

Author: 0 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Position Reduced by Hall Capital Management Co. Inc

Spc Financial Inc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $375.84B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $140.12. Gulf National Bank (Uk) Limited accumulated 1.49% or 851,180 shares. Efg Asset Mngmt (Americas) Corp reported 6,376 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings.

World Trump's action on Jerusalem 'null and void — United Nations assembly
Author: 0 Trump's action on Jerusalem 'null and void — United Nations assembly

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said before the vote to those at the meeting that Washington, the largest contributor to the worldwide body, will remember the voting day. The Ralph Gonsalves' administration noted that, in 1980, in response to an Israeli attempt to declare Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, the United Nations Security Council condemned that declaration as a violation of global law.

World 'Real Housewives of New York City' star arrested in Florida
Author: 0 'Real Housewives of New York City' star arrested in Florida

The judge gave her permission to return to NY until then. He's been repeatedly found guilty of cheating in the court of public opinion , yet he doesn't have to answer to a judge or People or Andy Cohen . She had been married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps from 1993-2009, and was a Countess during the union. She's scheduled to appear in court on January 25.

Author: 0 New 'Black Panther' TV Spot Heralds Rise of New King

Anticipation for the film has been mounting, as its interesting premise and all-star cast have elevated the film from minor curiosity into the Hollywood blockbuster realm. We also know the seemingly special suit won't be one of a kind, as Killmonger will get his hands on a gold-accented one at some point and use it against Black Panther .

World Gift-wrapped box of horse manure left near home of Trump cabinet secretary
Author: 0 Gift-wrapped box of horse manure left near home of Trump cabinet secretary

Later that day, Strong had posted a photograph of a card addressed to Mnuchin and Trump that read , "we're returning the "gift" of the Christmas tax bill . No disguises, no fake names. Strong said his move was spurred by the actions of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, among others.

World Guatemala Says It Will Transfer Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Guatemala Says It Will Transfer Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Though Mr Trump said he was merely recognising reality and not pre-judging negotiations on the future borders of the city, Palestinians saw the move as siding with Israel on the most sensitive issue in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Yuli Edelstein, the speaker of Israel's Knesset, also congratulated Morales "on his bold decision". Other countries also reportedly in talks to move their embassies are South America's Paraguay and the west African nation of Togo.

Author: 0 Four bodies found in basement of Troy apartment house

Maloy said all four deaths are being treated as suspicious, but declined to offer further details on the investigation. No other details are being released at this time. Officials continue to process the scene. Troy is located across the Hudson River from Albany, the state capital of NY state. They did not reveal the names of the victims or their ages.

World Library of Congress Blog
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The Library of Congress announced that it will no longer archive every tweet, according to a statement released Tuesday. The Library of Congress announced on Tuesday that it would no longer ingest all public tweet text in 2018, instead choosing to "acquire tweets on a selective basis" beginning January 1.

World Japan Offers to Host Israeli-Palestinian Peace Summit, With Kushner's Participation
Author: 0 Japan Offers to Host Israeli-Palestinian Peace Summit, With Kushner's Participation

During their meeting on Monday, Netanyahu expressed willingness to attend, contingent upon the presence of Jared Kushner, according to Israel's Channel 10 news . Kono said Japan has no intention of relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Jordan, which under its 1994 peace deal with Israel is the custodian of Jerusalem's Muslim and Christian holy sites, has been outspoken in its opposition to Trump's declaration.

World Opposition parties slam hike in water, sewer tariff in Delhi
Author: 0 Opposition parties slam hike in water, sewer tariff in Delhi

Explaining the decision, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said there is no change in the free use of water up to 20, 000 litres per month. The Delhi Jal Board has approved a 20 per cent combined hike on water and sewer charges for consumers using above 20,000 litres per month, an official said on Tuesday.

Author: 0 UN Sanctions Against North Korea Will Not Impact Kim Jong Un

Over the past few months Kim and U.S President Donald Trump also engaged in incessant verbal spat, with the latter branding the former as "rocket man", and the North Korean leader calling Trump a "mentally-deranged dotard" in response. "Kim Jong-Sik reportedly is a key figure in North Korea's ballistic missile development, including efforts to switch from liquid to solid fuel, and Ri Pyong-Chol is reported to be a key official involved in North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile ...

World Drawing for tied House race delayed; Democrats to file challenge
Author: 0 Drawing for tied House race delayed; Democrats to file challenge

They also asked a trio of circuit court judges to reconsider their decision to allow a controversial ballot to be counted as a vote cast for her Republican opponent David Yancey. "That was a violation of Virginia law and it was a violation of the court order, and it was contrary to State Board of Elections guidance". And, of course, bragging rights for another two years.

World Trump's Kwanzaa Statement Leaves Out Obama-Era Praise For African-American Values
Author: 0 Trump's Kwanzaa Statement Leaves Out Obama-Era Praise For African-American Values

In 2011, Trump tweeted out a story noting that Obama issued a statement for Kwanzaa but not for Christmas. To everyone celebrating, we say Kwanzaa Furaha or Happy Kwanzaa ! "For families across the country, today marks the beginning of a joyous time to reflect on the rich African-American culture and to remember the principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith-principles that reflect our most ...

World Governors call for unity, peace, love
Author: 0 Governors call for unity, peace, love

In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, Amosun said peace, love and forgiveness were the virtues that Jesus Christ preached and exhibited all through his sojourn on earth. In his Christmas message to Nigerians, especially Christians, through his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak, the Speaker said: "Jesus Christ lived a life of love, tolerance and engaging in personal sacrifice for others to thrive".