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Author: 0 Russian Federation to eliminate Jabhat al-Nusra next year

The United States says the Tanf facility is a temporary base used to train partner forces to fight Islamic State. It has rejected similar Russian allegations in the past, saying Washington remains committed to killing off Islamic State and denying it safe havens, reported Reuters.

People Trump Loses Most Admired Man Title to Predecessor
Author: 0 Trump Loses Most Admired Man Title to Predecessor

This is the 10th consecutive year Obama came out on top, although the percentage is down from 22 percent last year, to 17 percent this year. President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are holding on their titles as the "most admired" people in America, according to the latest polling data by Gallup .

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

Russian state media reported Monday that Ukraine had agreed to release 306 prisoners in exchange for 74 being held by separatists. Eastern Ukraine has been the site of clashes between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia militias since 2014, when Ukraine's Moscow-aligned president was ousted by protesters in Kiev .In response, Russian Federation quickly annexed Crimea away from Ukraine, a step that most nations have refused to recognize as legitimate.

People Geely becomes top stakeholder in Volvo Group
Author: 0 Geely becomes top stakeholder in Volvo Group

The investment in AB Volvo is the latest step by the Chinese automotive group, founded and controlled by billionaire Li Shufu, to expand its footprint around the world. The brand's stewardship of Volvo Cars was initially met with skepticism but has since seen Volvo emerge as a unique alternative to vehicles from Germany and Japan with increased profits to match.

People Why Celebrations? MCOCA dropped; Terror Charges remain
Author: 0 Why Celebrations? MCOCA dropped; Terror Charges remain

It must be noted that both the high-profile accused - Lt Col Purohit and Pragya Thakur - will now face trial under an anti-terror law, with the court rejecting their discharge petitions. "Therefore, stringent action should be taken against the police charging the accused in Malegoan blast case under "false clauses" and erstwhile Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders who were in power after holding inquiry against them, " he added.According to Mr Punalekar, "In the Malegaon blast ...

People Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast
Author: 0 Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast

Tuesday brought another 24.5 inches, bringing the total since December 23 to more than 62.9 inches. The declaration, which takes effect immediately, authorizes officials in Erie County to act to meet the needs of the snow emergency and further directs the Erie County Department of Public Safety's emergency management team to take appropriate action to aid in the restoration of public services or any other emergency response deemed necessary.

People LG&E, KU To Assist In Puerto Rico Power Restoration Mission
Author: 0 LG&E, KU To Assist In Puerto Rico Power Restoration Mission

The deployment of additional crews represents the next phase in the mutual assistance response. The PPL Electric Utilities lineman from Sinking Spring is among more than 30 workers the company is deploying to Puerto Rico from Pennsylvania in the first wave of what could be a months-long assignment.

People Extreme cold warning in effect
Author: 0 Extreme cold warning in effect

Areas closer to the Alberta border are expected to see extreme wind chills of -40 C on Tuesday evening, but increasing clouds moving in from the west may lead temperatures to moderate. Toronto's Medical Officer of Health is warning anyone heading outside to cover as much exposed skin as possible, as frostbite can develop quickly in these frigid conditions.

People Drug-smuggling Laura Plummer transferred to 'bad prison'
Author: 0 Drug-smuggling Laura Plummer transferred to 'bad prison'

She said she did not know the details of a trial had taken place and why the decision had been taken. Shop worker Laura Plummer , 33, from Hull, was arrested after she was found to be carrying 290 tramadol tablets in her suitcase , a painkiller which is legal in the United Kingdom but which is banned in Egypt.

Author: 0 Possible meteor alarms many in New England, Canada

It was visible across New England, and as far as south CT, according to NBC Boston . The speed of the meteor was around 10 and 30 miles per second. Spectators tweeted about the meteor describing it as a ball of very bright light. These occur every day somewhere on the earth, said James. "Events like this do happen a few times a week in the USA, but for an individual person, it is usually a once in a lifetime thing", Hankey told TIME on Wednesday.

People Light icing expected early Wednesday
Author: 0 Light icing expected early Wednesday

As of Wednesday morning, the next time the Harrisburg area is expected to see temperatures above the freezing mark will be on January 6, when the high is expected to reach 36, according to AccuWeather . Highs today will only reach 11° with wind chills through the day barely above 0.Sunny skies during much of the day with a few clouds later on this evening.

People 3.1 magnitude natural disaster felt in Santa Clara County
Author: 0 3.1 magnitude natural disaster felt in Santa Clara County

No damage or injuries were reported in either natural disaster. The U.S. Geological Survey said the shaking was also felt in Marin County, San Francisco, the Peninsula, East Bay and the South Bay. The USGS estimates a 7.4 percent chance of a 6.7 magnitude or greater natural disaster in the next 30 years, the Mercury News said. University of California-Berkeley seismologists have warned that the fault is connected to the Hayward Fault and that if they rupture together a destructive quake could ...

People GST collections dip for second month in November to Rs 80808 crore
Author: 0 GST collections dip for second month in November to Rs 80808 crore

Tax experts say the fall in the collection is along expected lines, due in part to the large number of rate reductions that came into effect on November 15. Rastogi, Partner, Khaitan & Co., said. After the decline in October GST revenues, states and Centre had raised concerns over tax evasion and non-compliance, following which the GST Council in a meeting on December 16 had chose to approve an early implementation of the e-way bill system.

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

She wanted to meet Rahul Gandhi , the 47-year-old chief of Congress. "She whispers.He's handsome!" with a picture of her grandmother cutting a cake. Later in the evening, Ms Sikand tweeted another bit of news. In his tweets, Mr Gandhi has taken digs at the BJP, connected with various leaders and on occasion revealed his interests - like the time he had released photos of himself practicing Aikido, a form of Japanese martial arts.

People 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'

Former President Barack Obama and the BBC using Prince Harry as a tool to attack President Trump through the interview may be seen as a radical departure from that well-established norm. Questioned live on the air after the pretaped interview was broadcast, Prince Harry said the guest list has not yet been put together for his wedding to actress Meghan Markle next May, CNN reported.

People Emergency medical evacuations begin in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 Emergency medical evacuations begin in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Bashar al-Assad's government has allowed a handful of some of the hundreds of desperate patients in a besieged area of Damascus out for treatment, after months of delays which left more than a dozen dead. The evacuations came as a group of Syrian rebels, pinned down in a strategic area where the Israeli and Lebanese borders meet with Syria, said they had been given an ultimatum by government forces and their Iranian-backed militia allies: Surrender or face certain military defeat.

People Trump, Melania engage in calls with kids awaiting Santa
Author: 0 Trump, Melania engage in calls with kids awaiting Santa

President Donald Trump's time in the Oval Office has been anything but festive - but even his followers were surprised by how depressing his Christmas picture with First Lady Melania Trump was this year. A pool reporter captured some of Trump's conversations with the children, who did not know they were going to speak to the president. Melania shared a photo of the two taking calls, writing that she and her husband "had fun" helping children track Mr.

Author: 0 China exported no oil products to North Korea in November

China reportedly suspended exports of oil products to North Korea last month, amid strong United Nations sanctions against the regime. In order to crackdown on Pyongyang's efforts to engage in illegal trade, six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their ships were placed on sanctions by the treasury department November 21.

People MHP reports fatal crash on Highway 93, north of Missoula
Author: 0 MHP reports fatal crash on Highway 93, north of Missoula

It landed on its roof on an embankment near railroad tracks. The woman, whose name has not been released yet, was pronounced dead on scene. A fourth passenger Aria L. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-70, near mile marker 275, outside of Abilene.

People Japan Insists 2015 Comfort Women Pact be Kept Despite Opposition
Author: 0 Japan Insists 2015 Comfort Women Pact be Kept Despite Opposition

Japan seeks the removal of the symbolic statue near its embassy in Seoul and another later erected close to its consulate in Busan. The Park government also lacked communications with the victims and failed to get understanding and agreement from the victims, the report said, noting that the 2015 agreement was reached from the government's perspective.

People 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

Talking to reporters here, AICC Spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi said, "The recent statements made by the Union Ministers in the Modi Government thoroughly vindicate the malicious and sinister attempts to alter the ethos of the Constitution". But trouble will arise if they say they are secular". "The party (BJP) doesn't want to get involved with what Hegde has said. It (the Constitution) has changed many times before and we have come to change the Constitution", Hegde said at an event in Kuknur in ...

People Jairam Thakur swearing in ceremony today; PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend
Author: 0 Jairam Thakur swearing in ceremony today; PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend

With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jairam Thakur set to take over as the state chief minister , the party leaders believe that the state will largely benefit under his leadership. In 1998, he fought from the Chachiot Vidhan Sabha seat and defeated Congress's top brass Moti Ram Thakur by 6,000 votes. However, party's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal could not secure a win, sending the party leadership in a huddle to decide on the name of the new CM of the hilly state.

People Australian grandmother facing death penalty in Malaysia is cleared
Author: 0 Australian grandmother facing death penalty in Malaysia is cleared

The numbers are watched closely by economists, given that consumer spending drives two-thirds of the U.S. economy. The mother-of-four was en route to Melbourne from Shanghai - where her lawyers said she had travelled after falling for an online romance scam by a person claiming to be a USA serviceman, the AFP news agency reported.

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