• Tillerson backtracks on North Korea stance
Tillerson backtracks on North Korea stance

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations on Friday ignored a USA call for a cessation of weapons testing to allow for talks with Pyongyang on its nuclear program and said his country would not pose a threat to any state, as long as its interests were not infringed upon.

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  • Quake of 6.5-magnitude rocks Indonesia, three dead
Quake of 6.5-magnitude rocks Indonesia, three dead

At least two people are dead and half a dozen injured after a six.five magnitude natural disaster struck Indonesia's Java island, close to midnight on Friday. More than one-hundred buildings were damaged as tremors were felt in central and western regions of the island and even in Jakarta . Nugroho said 228 houses were damaged heavily and 722 re...

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  • Russell Simmons Investigated by NYPD for Sexual Assault Claims
Russell Simmons Investigated by NYPD for Sexual Assault Claims

HuffPost has reached out to Cutrone and Simmons for comment. She previously told the publication that Simmons had raped her in his Manhattan office in 1983. The New York Police Department told media they are "reviewing information" related to the reported incidents, which are alleged to have taken place between 1988 and 2014.

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  • Jailed journalists sets global record, 2 Indian journos included: CPJ
Jailed journalists sets global record, 2 Indian journos included: CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists had cited Turkey as an egregious offender even before a press crackdown that began early past year and accelerated after an attempted coup in July 2016. Almost all the jailed journalists are local and the percentage of freelancers is higher this year, accounting for 29 percent of cases", the report shows.

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  • Snow expected to make Friday afternoon's commute pretty nasty
Snow expected to make Friday afternoon's commute pretty nasty

Light snow, with one the three inches forecast, will impact Friday's evening commute. The steadiest and heaviest snow will fall through 4 PM with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour possible in spots. In Macon County this year, there is about a 30 percent chance of waking up to a snow-covered ground on December 25, according to the weather service.

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  • Crews wary as gusty winds stoke huge California wildfire
Crews wary as gusty winds stoke huge California wildfire

Cal Fire has assigned an accident-review team to determine the circumstances and cause of the fatality, according to Pimlott, who added that "until this review is complete, there is nothing more I can share". Firefighting costs so far were tallied at $74.7 million, according to Cal Fire. The so-called Thomas Fire, which broke out on December 4 ne...

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  • Trump Becomes The Grinch Who Ruined Christmas For Jesus' Hometown
Trump Becomes The Grinch Who Ruined Christmas For Jesus' Hometown

Christians are actually a minority in Nazareth, where 69% of the residents are Muslim and only 30.9% are Christian. The city where Jesus grew up has " cancelled Christmas " in protest at Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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  • Imran Khan moving ahead as future PM: Sheikh Rashid
Imran Khan moving ahead as future PM: Sheikh Rashid

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said Imran Khan was not liable to declare Niazi Services Ltd in his 2013 nomination papers as he was not a shareholder. Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesman Fahad Chaudhry told reporters outside the court that Tareen was disqualified on "technical grounds" in connection with his home in the UK.

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  • Omarosa's departure points to lack of diversity at he White House
Omarosa's departure points to lack of diversity at he White House

Following the interview, Roberts said on air, "She says she has a story to tell and I'm sure she will be selling that story". Omarosa Manigault Newman is leaving the White House and everyone has something to say about it. She added that she and Kelly "had a candid conversation" in "the Situation Room, which is a very secure and very priva...

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  • Federal funding extends CHIP coverage in Texas through February
Federal funding extends CHIP coverage in Texas through February

The Children's Health Insurance Program will receive almost $136 million from the federal Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, executive commissioner Charles Smith said in a letter to Gov. About 394,000 Texan children ineligible for Medicaid are covered under CHIP, and another 249,000 Texan children on Medicaid benefit from CHIP's 92 percen...

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  • Bermuda Senate Votes to End Same-Sex Marriage
Bermuda Senate Votes to End Same-Sex Marriage

All that remains is for the governor to sign it. The two men whose battle to Wednesday in Bermuda led to the landmark ruling that same-sex couples can marry in the British Overseas Territory are crying shame on Parliament's move to take away that right.

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  • Zuma told to pay back the money for Madonsela state capture challenge
Zuma told to pay back the money for Madonsela state capture challenge

Importantly, the court found that the tax payer can not be burdened with paying the costs of the unreasonable and unnecessary litigation.The costs of the litigation are to be calculated from 14 October 2016. Meanwhile, EFF general secretary Godrich Gardee welcomed the judgment. Madonsela said she was happy that the judiciary dismissed the review ...

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  • PM Narendra Modi Dedicates Scorpene-Class Submarine Ins Kalvari To The Nation
PM Narendra Modi Dedicates Scorpene-Class Submarine Ins Kalvari To The Nation

It is named after the first Foxtort-class submarine - INS Kalvari - which was inducted into the Navy on December 8, 1967. The commissioning of its indigenous version comes days after the force observed the gold. He said India was playing a crucial role in confronting "all challenges emanating from the high seas, be it terrorism, piracy, narcotics...

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  • Anderson Cooper swears he wasn't behind tweet calling Trump 'pathetic loser'
Anderson Cooper swears he wasn't behind tweet calling Trump 'pathetic loser'

After Democrat Doug Jones was announced the winning in Alabama's election on Tuesday, Trump tweeted about why he didn't originally endorse Moore, and why it was the right decision. "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!" Explanations aside, the social media response was critical. The 50-year-old CNN host's tweet was deleted...

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  • 11-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Michigan Police
11-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Michigan Police

Although her mother was present at the scene, the cops proceeded to point a gun at 11-year-old Honestie Hodge , told her to raise her hands and walk backwards to the wall, patted her down, placed her in handcuffs and then threw her in the back of a police cruiser.

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  • Muslim Nations Converge, Call Trump's Jerusalem Decision 'Null and Void'
Muslim Nations Converge, Call Trump's Jerusalem Decision 'Null and Void'

The organization was founded in 1969 and has 55 member states. "This decision unmasked the true face of the United States and entangled its allies in the region in a hard situation; this decision has widespread consequences", Shahab said.

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  • Winter-weather advisory issued with snow in tonight's forecast
Winter-weather advisory issued with snow in tonight's forecast

Two to three inches of snow are forecast for late tonight into early tomorrow morning, according to the weather service. More snow is possible Friday night , but that too, is expected to be "more hit or miss", he said. Right now, very little, if any, snow accumulation is expected. Saturday morning the snow showers and flurries ling...

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  • 12 special courts for criminal trial of lawmakers soon
12 special courts for criminal trial of lawmakers soon

The number of courts "has been calculated on the basis of the 11th Finance Commission analysis that one such court can dispose of 165 cases per annum", said the government. The top five States with the highest number of MLAs facing criminal cases are Maharashtra (160), followed by Uttar Pradesh (143), Bihar (141), West Bengal (107), and Kerala (8...

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  • New Lt. Gov. To Keep Senate Seat
New Lt. Gov. To Keep Senate Seat

That choice quickly triggered major constitutional questions of how she'll be replaced and partisan bickering about the ramifications for the state Senate, where Republicans now hold a one-seat majority. Gov. Tina Smith will fill the Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. But her previous decision not to run for governor had raised questions about wheth...

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  • Geminids meteor shower peaking overnight
Geminids meteor shower peaking overnight

However, this year the moon is a waning crescent and won't rise until early morning, around 3 a.m. But there's another reason why the Geminids are special. The Geminids can be seen all around the world. The meteors will appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini , which is in between the constellations Taurus and Cancer - but if you're not ...

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