• Australia has no current plans to extend MH370 search despite investigators' recommendation
Australia has no current plans to extend MH370 search despite investigators' recommendation

The new search area is north of the current one, which has been the focus of the A$200 million ($145 million) effort. The flight wreckage may have instead traveled further north based on flight simulations and new analysis of satellite communications, a team of worldwide investigators hunting for the plane said.

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  • US Condemns Apparent Terrorist Attack On Berlin Christmas Market
US Condemns Apparent Terrorist Attack On Berlin Christmas Market

The heightened security follows an attack in Berlin where a truck drove into a crowded Christmas market. Germany's chancellor - who took an vast risk by allowing in almost one million refugees into her country - said it would be "particularly sickening" if the attacker was in fact a refugee.

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  • Wind Chill Advisory continues… Likely school delays Monday morning
Wind Chill Advisory continues… Likely school delays Monday morning

Morning lows on Tuesday will be similar to Monday minus the wind chill; this means frost is likely to be widespread across the area. Wind chill values between -10 and -20. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. A warming trend begins Wednesday as southerly winds return and temperatures will top out in the 60s d...

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  • O Panneerselvam seeks immediate assistance of Rs 1000cr
O Panneerselvam seeks immediate assistance of Rs 1000cr

Presenting a detailed memorandum to Mr Modi, Mr Panneerselvam indicated that the total fund requirement of the State for relief and restoration works has been assessed at Rs 22,573 crores. Elangovan said Cyclone Vardah had affected only three districts of Tamil Nadu, whereas farmers of the state are suffering from scarcity of water. Chennai and...

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  • Clinton wins DE electoral votes for total of 10
Clinton wins DE electoral votes for total of 10

In a normal election year, the Electoral College vote for president is a formality without much potential for surprise. Ohio's Electoral College members cast all of the state's 18 electoral votes for President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, despite protesters outside urging electors to switch their votes.

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  • Dollar index firms after Fed's Yellen wage remarks
Dollar index firms after Fed's Yellen wage remarks

Back in 1980 that difference was only 20 percent, she said. The Fed chief also pointed to improvements in the labor market that had pushed the unemployment rate down to 4.6%, "near what it was before the recession", she said. In the Federal Open Market Committee's statement last week, it said "economic activity has been expanding at a moderate ...

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  • Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat named next Army Chief, superseding two senior officers
Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat named next Army Chief, superseding two senior officers

The Indian government also announced senior appointments to its two main intelligence agencies. Rawat, an infantry soldier, superseded Army Commander Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, who headed the Eastern Command and was next in line to be the Army chief, and Southern Command Chief PM Hariz.

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  • Risky wind chills continue into Monday
Risky wind chills continue into Monday

The National Weather Service has issued frost and wind advisory for portions of the deserts and Inland valleys. Winds will begin to subside early Monday morning but wind chills to -15º are still possible. Tomorrow, we should get above freezing with highs in the upper 30s with winds only 10-15 miles per hour. South winds around 15 miles per ...

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  • Civilians left stranded in Aleppo after evacuations halted
Civilians left stranded in Aleppo after evacuations halted

Additionally, an outlet run by regime ally Hezbollah said protesters had blocked a road used to evacuate Aleppo citizens, demanding that people from the two villages in Idlib province also be extracted. The chaos surrounding the Aleppo evacuation reflects the complexity of Syria's civil war, with an array of groups and foreign interests involved on...

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  • Hamas accuses Israel of assassinating its drone expert
Hamas accuses Israel of assassinating its drone expert

Hamas said it considers Alzoari's killing a targeted assassination and vowed to retaliate. It did not give further details, but said it was "determined to protect all Tunisian citizens and to pursue those guilty of carrying out assassination inside and outside" the country.

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  • 'Saturday Night Live' cashing in on political landscape
'Saturday Night Live' cashing in on political landscape

As Putin showerd Trump with Praise - and gave him a very special Elf-On-the-Shelf with a camera lens for an eye - the cold open felt like standard SNL fare until a surprise appearance from John Goodman as Rex Tillerson, Trump's choice for Secretary of State and CEO of Exxon Mobil.

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  • Head of UN Nuclear Watchdog Visits Iran
Head of UN Nuclear Watchdog Visits Iran

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation said they "discussed the nuclear-powered engines in detail", adding that talking points included the level of uranium-enrichment required for the ships. Under the 2015 deal, Iran curbed its nuclear fuel production activities in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. Under the deal,...

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  • Critical evacuations hit snag in starving Aleppo
Critical evacuations hit snag in starving Aleppo

Armed men burned five buses that were supposed to be used for an evacuation near Idlib in Syria today, stalling a deal to allow thousands to depart the last rebel pocket in Aleppo , where evacuees crammed into buses for hours, waiting to move.

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  • Islamic State renews efforts to retake Syria's Palmyra
Islamic State renews efforts to retake Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State still controls large portions of Syria, including the vast eastern desert where Palmyra is located. "Seizing on the suspension of active military action near Al-Raqqah till spring by the USA and worldwide coalition, Islamic State devoted considerable forces to storm Palmyra, " the ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov sa...

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  • French investigators say not possible yet to say what caused Egyptair crash
French investigators say not possible yet to say what caused Egyptair crash

The plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in late May. In September, the French investigation team assigned to detect reasons behind the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 claimed it had found traces of TNT (trinitrotoluene) in the aeroplane's debris.

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  • President Sirisena begins official visit to Malaysia
President Sirisena begins official visit to Malaysia

President Sirisena is also scheduled to meet Malaysian King Sultan Mohommed and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak tomorrow and have bilateral discussions on various sectors. "Both leaders were unanimous in rejecting violent extremism and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations". The two countries underscored the need to adhere to t...

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  • Obama blames political hacking on highest levels of Kremlin
Obama blames political hacking on highest levels of Kremlin

Its actions, which seemingly amounted to hacking and leaking info from Democrats in an effort to swing the election to Trump, had an impact only because America's divisions allowed them to have an impact. He went back to that message Friday. "We are well beyond normal political concerns here", Clinton said, before calling for a "robust" investigati...

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  • PV Sindhu vs Sung Ji Hyun semi-final livestream
PV Sindhu vs Sung Ji Hyun semi-final livestream

Sung Ji opened the third set by taking four consecutive points and from there on she capitalised on her lead. She leads 13-10 in the first game. The other semifinal pits top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei against Sun Yu. After stunning world No. 1 Carolina Marin in straight games on Thursday, Sindhu will have an extra spring in her step when...

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  • Pro-Kurdish HDP Party Offices Get Attacked Across Turkey
Pro-Kurdish HDP Party Offices Get Attacked Across Turkey

Saturday's blast comes a week after a vehicle bomb attack claimed by Kurdish militants killed 44 people, mainly riot police, and wounded over 150 others near a soccer stadium in Istanbul. It stated on its website that the Turkish people were not the target of the attack. Kurdish militants have twice struck with bombings that killed dozens in Anka...

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  • China no longer biggest foreign holder of US debt
China no longer biggest foreign holder of US debt

China's holdings of U.S. Treasuries declined to the lowest in more than six years as the world's second-largest economy uses it currency reserves to support the yuan. It marked the fifth straight monthly drop and brought the total China has sold off over the previous 12 months to $139.2 billion, the third-largest annual decline ever.

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