• Liberia President-elect Calls for Foreign Investments
Liberia President-elect Calls for Foreign Investments

Ex-football star, George Weah , has officially been announced as the victor of Liberia's presidential run off elections by the country's National Elections Commission (NEC). "I refuse to subject our nation to such an experience", he said. Mr Weah, 51, grew up in poverty in Liberia. Weah had run in the country's last two elections, winning the ...

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  • Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27
Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27

Erica Garner used her prominence after his death to speak out against police abuse. Following her heart attack, Reverend Al Sharpton gave a speech asking for prayers for the activist and saying that he'd visited her at the hospital, according to a report from the New York Daily News .

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  • Mike Pence's neighbors put up a clever banner to protest his homophobia
Mike Pence's neighbors put up a clever banner to protest his homophobia

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have spent the past week at their residence in Aspen, Colorado . The banner was hung either Wednesday or Thursday from a stone pillar outside Aspen, according to The Aspen Times . Pence is opposed to same-sex marriage, and in 2015, as in governor, he signed a " religious freedom " bill allowing businesse...

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  • Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman police constable, she slaps her back
Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman police constable, she slaps her back

No one has a right to raise hand against someone, at least not the Congress culture. "I should nearly be of her mother's age". "I will not tolerate indiscipline in the party", said Gandhi at a Congress party meeting later. News organisations have not yet identified the constable who slapped the MLA back. In Shimla , Rahul met party legislato...

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  • Mayor: Child playing with stove apparently caused NYC fire
Mayor: Child playing with stove apparently caused NYC fire

He says the city cited landlords over 7,752 times in the a year ago for violations of the self-closing-door requirement. D&E Equities said through spokesman Ronn Torossian that it is communicating with the city about the Thursday fire in the Bronx.

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  • Two Egyptian Policeman Killed During Attack on Church
Two Egyptian Policeman Killed During Attack on Church

The attack took place when two armed men attacked the church in Helwan early Friday, targeting dozens of Christian worshippers who were attending a religious service, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior. Security forces went on high alert for Christmas and New Year celebrations. The officials said a gunman opened fire outside a C...

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  • Trump says East Coast could use some global warming
Trump says East Coast could use some global warming

The talking point is a favorite of many climate change deniers who seemingly can't tell the difference between climate change and the temperature. But according to experts , 2017 is still on track to be one of the hottest years recorded globally. In the US alone, about $ 400 billion worth of climate-related damage was caused during the yea...

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  • Turkey says S-400 deal with Russian Federation is complete
Turkey says S-400 deal with Russian Federation is complete

Several allies are also concerned as the system can not be integrated into NATO's existing military architecture. Each missile battery can simultaneously hit 80 different targets with two missiles each. Earlier on Friday, Turkish newspapers cited Erdogan as saying Turkey would borrow in the Russian currency in a loan deal under the accord. There ...

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  • Israeli forces open fire at fishermen, detain 2 in northern Gaza
Israeli forces open fire at fishermen, detain 2 in northern Gaza

Israel claims that his body was taken by Hamas together with the body of another soldier and demands the Islamist organization to return it. Rocket-warning sirens began shortly after midday in the Sha'ar Hanegev and Sdot Negev regions, alerting residents to take shelter, the Israeli army said on Twitter.

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  • 'Scared' pregnant woman found murdered after cops blow off frantic 911 call
'Scared' pregnant woman found murdered after cops blow off frantic 911 call

Told a police source, " Witnesses heard an argument and something falling down the stairs ". She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. This is a very quiet block, I didn't hear anything today. A neighbor allegedly called police after hearing a baby crying loudly from inside the home, however, police did not confirm that.

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  • China Caught Violating UN Sanctions on Oil Exports
China Caught Violating UN Sanctions on Oil Exports

China is Pyongyang's main oil supplier. US President Donald Trump has accused China of being caught "red-handed" selling oil to North Korea, saying such moves would prevent "a friendly solution" to the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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  • ISIS Claims Blast at Afghan Intelligence Agency in Kabul
ISIS Claims Blast at Afghan Intelligence Agency in Kabul

According to a report this month by media freedom group Reporters without Borders, Afghanistan is among the world's most unsafe countries for media workers with two journalists and five media assistants killed doing their jobs in 2017, before Thursday's attack.

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  • Democrat Jones officially declared victor over Roy Moore
Democrat Jones officially declared victor over Roy Moore

Merrill added that Jones will officially be sworn into the Senate by Vice President Mike Pence on January 3. John H. Merrill, the Alabama secretary of state, has dismissed complaints, from Democratic and Republican critics, of election fraud.

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  • Putin: Supermarket Bombing Was a Terror Attack
Putin: Supermarket Bombing Was a Terror Attack

The supermarket has reportedly been evacuated. It said the device was rigged with shrapnel to cause more damage. "At the moment, the lives of those injured are not under threat", Alexander Klaus, head of the St. Petersburg's Kazan Cathedral and other locations in the city. No person or group has claimed responsibility for the attack. In a sign of...

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  • US, Turkey to resume visa services
US, Turkey to resume visa services

State Department says all visa services will resume in Turkey after tensions peaked earlier in 2017. It did not give a date for when this would take effect. Washington D.C. [United States], December 28: The United States and Turkey are going to resume full capacity visa proceedings for each other's citizens after a months-long diplomatic row.

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  • Led coalition says fewer than 1000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, Syria
Led coalition says fewer than 1000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, Syria

The general also said the U.S. has been using a refugee camp in northeast Syria, outside the town of Al-Shaddadah in Al-Hasakah province, as a training camp for the remnants of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group, including those evacuated from Raqqa, and other militants.

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  • CDC: Flu 'widespread' in Pennsylvania
CDC: Flu 'widespread' in Pennsylvania

There's no better time than now to start preparing for flu season. "It's really hard to predict how the flu season is going to progress as we go forward", Milunich said. Wiping down surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes kills many different viruses, including the flu. Although the last couple of flu seasons have been relatively mild, some of the...

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  • Liverpool land 'honoured' Van Dijk in world record deal for defender
Liverpool land 'honoured' Van Dijk in world record deal for defender

Van Dijk in action for Southampton against Liverpool earlier this season. This news comes after the Dutch defender's omission from Southampton's last two matchday squads, amidst much speculation from both sets of supporters. Liverpool are now fourth in the league table, while Southampton on 14th. "Despite a hard last few months, I have thorou...

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  • Temperatures in the Teens Tonight
Temperatures in the Teens Tonight

You'll want to bundle up as you head outside because even with sunshine today , temperatures will only climb into the mid teens, with wind chill values remaining in the single digits. Temperatures will moderate a bit during the day, but it's likely we won't get above freezing today in northeast Oklahoma. Skies will undergo gradual clearing into ...

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  • Island Property Owners Join Rush to Prepay Tax Bills
Island Property Owners Join Rush to Prepay Tax Bills

Cuomo conceded that prepayment may be hard for some households, the outlet reported. "In my view we should make property taxes on our state income tax returns completely deductible in response to what the federal government has done". "We're encouraging people to pay online because the payment is immediately accepted and it's easy for people". ...

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  • Police Say Pakistan-Based Militant Group's Leader Killed In Indian-Administered Kashmir
Police Say Pakistan-Based Militant Group's Leader Killed In Indian-Administered Kashmir

In July 2017, after the Aripal encounter in which three JeM terrorists were killed, Tantray went underground and soon became the key man of the terror outfit in coordinating and organizing attacks at different places, he said. He was only three feet tall and had rejoined militancy after jumping parole. He was also involved in the grenade attack c...

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  • Hatch fires back at Salt Lake Tribune over blistering editorial
Hatch fires back at Salt Lake Tribune over blistering editorial

Hatch was named The Salt Lake Tribune's " Utahn of the Year " on Monday, but the title was not intended as a compliment. Before it gets to that point, the Tribune's editorial board says it hopes that Hatch will resign. "When President Obama designated the Bears Ears monument in December, he did so ignoring the voices of Utah leaders who wer...

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  • Trump continues attack on Federal Bureau of Investigation, calls Clinton dossier 'garbage'
Trump continues attack on Federal Bureau of Investigation, calls Clinton dossier 'garbage'

The Fox and Friends morning show, a favourite of the President, ran several segments about alleged conflicts of interest by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, as well as the dossier. Trump railed against the dossier as "bogus" and a 'pile of garbage, ' bringing up its Democratic funding origins, while going after the FBI for reportedly using the ...

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  • Gujarat Government 2017: Complete list of ministers under Vijay Rupani cabinet
Gujarat Government 2017: Complete list of ministers under Vijay Rupani cabinet

Once a BJP fortress, it has swung against the party these elections, but has managed maximum representation with seven ministers. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second time.

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  • USA sanctions 2 NK officials over missile program
USA sanctions 2 NK officials over missile program

The U.S. Treasury said in a statement Tuesday the two officials, Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol, are being singled out for pushing forward with producing weapons of mass destruction. It said the move was part of a "maximum pressure campaign". North Korean citizens working in other countries will also have to return in the next 24 months, preventing...

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  • After Jadhav gesture, Indian army martyrs three Pakistani soldiers on LoC
After Jadhav gesture, Indian army martyrs three Pakistani soldiers on LoC

These were the first visuals of the Indian held in a Pakistan jail. From Pakistan's side, Foreign Office Director India Dr Fareha Bugti was present at the meeting. Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif, during his earlier appearance on Geo News" programme "Naya Pakistan', had said that India was given consular access to the convicted Jadhav, des...

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  • Mumbai's AC local train: Cooler ride, better safety, higher fare
Mumbai's AC local train: Cooler ride, better safety, higher fare

Amid claps, cheers and whistles, cutting of cakes and selfies, India's first air-conditioned local train began its services on Mumbai's suburban network from Monday, coinciding with Christmas. "The AC train ticket holder will also be allowed to travel by first class compartments of local trains", Bhakar said. The AC local is one of the most ant...

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  • Trump signs tax bill
Trump signs tax bill

Passed with only Republican votes, it will affect almost every household and business in the country. Also, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said he wants to tackle entitlement reform - in a midterm election year nonetheless - while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has dismissed that as a priority.

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  • Peruvians celebrate Christmas Eve with hugs and good wishes
Peruvians celebrate Christmas Eve with hugs and good wishes

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa joined Christian community at Christ Church, Rawalpindi to take part in Christmas celebrations. In Gulmarg's Saint Mary's church, Santa Claus distributed chocolates and candies among the children.

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  • Neighbours rush to help couple fighting Christmas Eve house fire
Neighbours rush to help couple fighting Christmas Eve house fire

A neighbour who only identified himself as Mohamed said he and his sister ran down the street to help when they saw black smoke coming from the house. Fire crews responded on a cold Christmas Eve, with temperatures in the teens above zero at the time of the call. No injuries were associated with the fire but one person did get transported to the ...

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