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Russian Federation defends idea of Syria peace congress in Sochi

The United States has led an worldwide coalition conducting air strikes against ISIS since 2014 when the group swept across a third of Iraq. Reuters reported Wednesday that US officials have said the Tanf facility is a temporary base being used to train partner forces to fight against, not with, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. [Full Article...]

Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist rebels in prisoner exchange

Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist rebels in prisoner exchange The head of the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday announced that a deal had been struck for a prisoner exchange between Ukrainian authorities and the self-proclaimed popular republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in the east of the country. More than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict and casualties are still reported nearly daily despite a ceasefire that froze the frontlines in place since ... [Full Article...]

British woman Laura Plummer facing 'living hell' in Egyptian jail

British woman Laura Plummer facing 'living hell' in Egyptian jail Her sister, Rachel Plummer, said yesterday she feared returning to prison, where up to 25 women were sharing a squalid cell: "She's absolutely terrified, she's petrified. Plummer's lawyer Mohamed Othman told the BBC he was applying for her to be moved to Qanater prison, which is closer to Cairo, and has "better conditions" ahead of an appeal against her conviction. [Full Article...]

Obama, Clinton remain "most admired" Americans

Obama, Clinton remain The polling group has asked Americans about their choice for most admired man 71 times since 1946 ― every year except 1976. Donald Trump may be the current president, but in terms of who Americans most admire, his predecessor and the person he beat in the 2016 election top the list. [Full Article...]

Shah Rukh Khan has a special birthday wish for Salman Khan!

Shah Rukh Khan has a special birthday wish for Salman Khan! Also, Salman is known by the name in his fan world. The film has crossed the 150 crore mark in just five days and counting. "Chulbul" Salman's career graph reached new heights with Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyaar Kiya which is undoubtedly one of the biggest hits of his career. [Full Article...]

Malegaon blast case : Sadhvi Pragya, Col Purohit to face trial

Malegaon blast case : Sadhvi Pragya, Col Purohit to face trial She was subsequently granted bail by the Bombay High Court in April 2017 . The Special NIA court in its order says that Sadhvi Pragya Singh can not be exonerated of conspiracy charges as she was aware about the motorcycle being used for the conspiracy Six persons were killed and almost 100 others injured when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle had exploded in Malegaon town of Nashik district, ab... [Full Article...]

Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast

Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast 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. Local media said Erie has received 93 inches of snow in December, making it the most snow-filled month in the city's history. Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott told The New York Times that... [Full Article...]

Dominion Energy workers to help rebuild electric grid in Puerto Rico

Dominion Energy workers to help rebuild electric grid in Puerto Rico The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says full electricity likely won't be returned to the island until May. Many in Puerto are expected to be without power until at least February (some until May ), but with extra support on the way, that timeline fortunately may get a little shorter. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation loses contact with Angolan satellite

Russian Federation loses contact with Angolan satellite A almost 20-story-tall Zenit rocket is set for liftoff with the Angosat 1 spacecraft at 1900 GMT (2 p.m. EST) Tuesday from Site 45 at the historic spaceport in Kazakhstan, where launch is scheduled for 1 a.m. Russian Federation and Angola agreed on the $280mn (£210mn) project back in 2009, which not only included the launch of the satellite but also the development of ground-based infrastructure t... [Full Article...]

Powerball jackpot reaches $337 million

Powerball jackpot reaches $337 million With no victor again - the prize jumps to $306 million for Friday's drawing, the biggest since it reached 393 million back in August. Several players came very close, including one player in MI, but, there was no victor of the $277 million Mega Millions jackpot for the drawing held on Tuesday, Dec. [Full Article...]

Cardi B explains raunchy Instagram Live video

Cardi B explains raunchy Instagram Live video She also had this to say to her detractors and shammers, "Same lips that be talking bout me is the same lips that be ass kissing". That seems to be what they want people to think, anyway. She used to be a stripper, her naked body isn't a secret or a scandal. Cardi B didn't confirm it was her in the footage, but she didn't do much to dissuade the gossip either. [Full Article...]

Possible meteor alarms many in New England, Canada

Some people described it as a fiery ball with a greenish glow, while others said the meteor was a very radiant blue flash of light. Kenneth Janes, a professor of astronomy at Boston University, told the newspaper that the meteor likely burned up before reentering the atmosphere otherwise it would have created a "tremendous explosion". [Full Article...]

Tuesday forecast: Morning snow otherwise very cold today

Tuesday forecast: Morning snow otherwise very cold today Skies are partly sunny to start, but there should be less clouds during the afternoon. Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 13 degrees and a low of about 5 degrees. Temperatures will moderate on Tuesday with temperatures making it into the low 30s. Bundle up for your plans! Tonight very cold temperatures as clouds clear out which will allow temperatures to drop around 0 but we may certa... [Full Article...]

Dreams of white Christmas may be granted by Scottish…

A weather warning is in place for Cambridgeshire. Further wintry showers are expected overnight, the Met Office said, with the possibility of up to 10cm of snow falling on the highest ground in Scotland. There is also a smaller chance that individual homes and businesses could be flooded'. A cover of snow is expected in places, chiefly over high ground (0-2 cm over some low ground, 2-5 cm abov... [Full Article...]

Night Quakes Hit San Jose, California

Night Quakes Hit San Jose, California People weighed in on Twitter, including our own team of reporters saying they heard loud rattling before they felt shaking. No damage or injuries were reported in either natural disaster. According to the USGS , it is not unusual for the Calaveras Fault to have magnitude 4 quakes, which are unlikely to cause structural damage to buildings. [Full Article...]

Grandma finds Rahul Gandhi 'handsome', he sends 'big hug'

Grandma finds Rahul Gandhi 'handsome', he sends 'big hug' Well, keeping in tow with his new-found social media skills, Rahul Gandhi or rather his dog Piddi was rather quick to reply. I asked her why? Rahul Gandhi was quick to reply and tweeted, "Dear Dipali, Please wish your attractive grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas". [Full Article...]

Barack Obama to Prince Harry: 'I wake up later'

Barack Obama to Prince Harry: 'I wake up later' Obama spoke to Harry in an interview conducted by the prince as a guest editor for BBC radio's daily morning news show and focused on their shared interest in promoting causes. "I don't know about that", Harry said. Obama's interview with Prince Harry was taped in September during the Invictus Games in Toronto, CNN reported. [Full Article...]

FCC approves first 'contactless' charging device

Charging your mobile phone without plugging in the charger is much easier than plugin the charger's wire in a device, but wireless charger still needs the device to establish a physical connection with the station to actually work. It supports both contact and non-contact charging and uses radio frequency (RF) energy to recharge batteries. Energous will be displaying WattUP next month at the Con... [Full Article...]

Baby dies awaiting evacuation from Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta

Baby dies awaiting evacuation from Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta It added that this is "just a small fraction of the current number of 641 critical cases in need of urgent medical evacuation". "This is a signal of hope for the future Syria ", Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of the Red Cross, wrote in a tweet. [Full Article...]

Trump Becomes Santa Tracker in Chief

Trump Becomes Santa Tracker in Chief Melania's lips are puckered as if she's being interviewed for an intern's position in the Clinton Foundation. Melania Trump is feeling the holiday spirit at Mar-a-Lago. 'What would you like more than anything?' Trump was overheard asking a child named Casper from Virginia as members of the media briefly listened in. [Full Article...]


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