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Iranians protest at corrupt clerics as inflation soars

But they also showed chants of "Death to the dictator" and "Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran" - a reference to anger in some circles that the government is focusing on the wider region rather than improving conditions at home. She said, "Yesterday Mashhad, today Kermanshah, and tomorrow throughout Iran; this uprising has tolled the death knell for the overthrow of the totally corrupt dictatorship of the mullahs, and is the rise of democracy, justice and popular sovereignty". Read More »

Cold air, small snow chances, start off your weekend

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Saturday we will see a cold front move into the region. On Saturday and Sunday , Minneapolis is forecast to have highs of only about minus-20 degrees (minus-5F), with lows near minus-25 degrees (minus-15F). The brunt of the Arctic blast should hit at about 3 p.m. Sunday as wind speeds reach the mid-teens with gusts from 20-23 miles per hour. This warm-up will be short lived as much colder temperatures will welcome us in 2018. Read More »

Rockies, Wade Davis Agree to 3-Year, $52 Million Deal

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The Rockies signing Davis all but assures that the Cardinals will lock up Greg Holland as their next big move. Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports and Passan reported that the deal is for $52 million over three years . Already in the 2018 offseason, they've snagged up Cleveland Indians stud Bryan Shaw , while resigning left-hander Jake McGee . The Cubs acquired Davis through trade from the Royals last offseason, adding him to replace Aroldis Chapman, who had signed with the Yankees. Read More »

9 dead after gunmen attack Egypt church in terror attack

State television reported the second attacker was captured after fleeing the scene. A video circulated on social media after the attack shows the dead gunman on the ground. The so-called Islamic State group said it was behind the attack. Friday's attack took place as Egyptian Coptic Christians, who make up 10 percent of the country's 93 million population, brace to celebrate their Christmas on 7 January. Read More »

Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center

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Islamic State has expanded its presence in Afghanistan since it first appeared in the region in 2015. Deputy interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told AFP that the main blast was followed by two smaller bomb explosions that did not cause any casualties, and that the death toll is not final and "might" go up. Read More »

Donald Trump attacks Vanity Fair and Hillary Clinton on Twitter

Instead, it suggests that she should take more photos in the woods, because "how else are you going to meet unsuspecting hikers?" and take up a new hobby in the New Year - like "volunteer work, knitting, or improv comedy...". Some, however, did not see the amusing side of the one-minute video. "I want to believe they gave each of those individuals an opt-out opportunity but they genuinely looked happy to do it". Read More »

Powerball Winning Numbers Announced; No Winners Yet

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It also raised the price of a single ticket to $2. The largest lottery prize in USA history was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, which was split between three ticket-holders in January 2016, CNN reported. To win the jackpot, a player must match each of the six winning numbers in an illustration. All things considered, the situation is anything but favorable for players now that the two lotteries have harder chances for their separate jackpots. Read More »

Democrat hails new chapter for United States after Senate win over controversial Republican

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Late Wednesday, Moore launched a last-minute legal challenge of the results, with his campaign citing "irregularities" in 20 precincts in Jefferson County, which it said were "enough to reverse the outcome of the election". Moore was defeated in the race by Democrat Doug Jones . He will fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when Sessions became USA attorney general in the Donald Trump administration early this year. Read More »

Ukraine, separatist rebels agree on major prisoner…

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The swap was confirmed on Monday when the head of the Russian Orthodox church, Patriarch Kirill, met with pro-Russia separatist leaders at Moscow's Danilovsky monastery. Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe ( OSCE ) have since reported hundreds of ceasefire violations, and at least seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the past week. Read More »

Bitter cold ahead for much of northern US

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A total of 34in (86cm) of snow blanketed the city and surrounding areas in the Pennsylvania state. A statement from the NWS warns snow may continue through Wednesday, with accumulations up to another six inches. "The last two decades we haven't had as much snow as we used to have in the 1970s", Mayor Joseph Sinnott told the Washington Post . As of Wednesday morning, snow was still falling in Erie, according to the National Weather Service . Read More »

Gov. Hutchinson: Prepayment of Property Taxes up to County Officials

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Luzerne County resident Tom Benz wanted to prepay his 2018 real estate taxes this week, but county officials said early payments are not permissible by state law. New Jersey is home to the nation's highest property taxes, and there is now no limit in how much homeowners can claim in property taxes on their federal income tax returns. Read More »

Christmas Eve brings 3-4 inches of snow to Toledo area

Erie, Pennsylvania still fell short of the national records. The low will be around 2, with wind chill values as low as minus 20 and west wind 17 to 26 miles per hour. Forecasters say the storm will sweep across the region late Sunday until midday on Christmas. Expect areas of blowing and drifting snow, with wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour, reduced visibility and drifts, which will make travel hard at times. Read More »

British Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Egyptian Prison

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The 33-year-old claimed she didn't know the tramadol tablets she was caught with were illegal and had taken them for her Egyptian lover Omar Caboo's bad back. Her legal team are to put in a bail application that could see Laura freed from the detention centre where she has been since October 9. "That's her life. Read More »

US President Donald Trump questions FBI's integrity in Russian Federation investigation

It is hazy what part - if any - the dossier may have played in the FBI's sprawling test, which started vigorously a year ago after presumed Russian agents hacked the Democratic National Committee. It also was the DOJ's Bruce Ohr whose wife, Nellie, was paid by Fusion GPS during the 2016 presidential campaign. "These were the people who were investigating Hillary Clinton". Read More »

What to do with that Christmas tree now that Christmas is done

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Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God. Christmas trees are an agricultural product. The plays got rowdier and rowdier and many were banned in the 16th century, leading to people decorating their homes instead - with a Christmas tree taking pride of place. Read More »

Russia Slams Trump's 'Aggressive' North Korea Rhetoric, Tells Tillerson it is 'Unacceptable'

Tensions escalated between the two nations when earlier on September 15, North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile, which flew over Hokkaido Island in Japan before and swashed into the Pacific Ocean. Deliveries of petrol products capped at 500,000 barrels a year, and crude oil at four million barrels a year. Their income is believed to be extorted by Pyongyang to fund the nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Read More »

China steps in to broker peace in Pak-Afghan conflict

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The dialogue is being held in Beijing to discuss development, connectivity, security and counter-terrorism. China, being the common neighbour and friend of the both countries, has always supported friendly cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, she added. Read More »

Wind chill advisory issued

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The advisory is in effect from midnight Tuesday to noon Wednesday. "Around an inch to 2" of additional accumulation is possible, but heavier snow is expected over western MI. Westerly winds around 10MPH gust to near 20MPH with wind chills in the 20s all day long. On Sunday, there will be patchy, blowing snow before 11 a.m, and then sunny skies with a high near 19 and wind chill values as low as minus 20. Read More »

Christmas: Christian community prays for peace in Kashmir

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Apart from the midnight mass, which is also known as vigil mass, Christmas Day mass was held on Monday. The prayers were followed by distribution of candies and cutting of cakes. However, people missed "White Christmas " as there was no snowfall in the Valley. Chief Minister Mehbooba took to twitter and greeted people on the eve of Christmas . Read More »

Southampton striker Charlie Austin accepts ban after Huddersfield clash

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Huddersfield manager David Wagner took aim at Austin following the flashpoint. "After seeing the video footage, this should usually never happen, that an opponent hurts another opponent on objective", Wagner said. As such, the 28-year-old is set to miss Southampton's upcoming Premier League clashes with Tottenham, Manchester United and Crystal Palace. The Saints have fallen to 13th in the Premier League table following a six-match winless streak, and boss Pellegrino has called for ... Read More »

United States announces $285M cut in 2018-19 United Nations operating budget

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News of the leaner operations comes days after a widespread rebuke by United Nations member countries on President Trump's controversial decision to deem Jerusalem the capital of Israel . He added, "I think we could have handled this particular case a little bit better". Trump didn't set any timetable for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and neither did Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. Read More »