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Global Iraq completely liberated from Islamic State, premier says
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On the Syrian side of the border, IS is under massive pressure too. "We congratulate the Prime Minister and all the Iraqi people on this significant achievement, which many thought impossible", Brett McGurk wrote on Twitter. Still, security analysts and military commanders warned that the end of large-scale military maneuvers did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.

Global West Indies 87-2 when rain sets in
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It is the second-heaviest defeat New Zealand ever inflicted on a side chasing in the fourth innings after the 254-run win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo a year ago. "We were fortunate to be on the right side of the result in both games and to learn a lot from both games", captain Kane Williamson said. "Seventeen is the benchmark that Martin wanted me to get to and beat".

Global South West punished by PDP because of 2015 elections - APC
Author: 0 South West punished by PDP because of 2015 elections - APC

Prince Uche Secondus of Rivers State has been declared victor of the National Chairmanship election of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) after brushing aside challenges from former education minister, Professor Tunde Adeniran and Chief Raymond Dokpesi .

Global Palestinians clash with police at U.S. embassy in Lebanon
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The protesters, some waving Palestinian flags, threw projectiles at security forces and set fires in the street next to the US Embassy, located in the Awkar region north of the Lebanese capital. The Lebanese government has never formally recognized their status as refugees, and Palestinians are barred from dozens of professions. Protesters are seen near the USA embassy in Awkar, in Beirut, Lebanon December 10, 2017.

Global Orange weather warning persists
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The alert, which applies to Limerick, Wexford, Clare and Kerry remains valid until 10pm on Sunday while a status orange snow/ice alert remains in place elsewhere in the country. A status yellow snow and ice warning is now in effect in the Midlands until 6pm today. It will be cold with highest temperatures of 3° to 6° with a moderate to fresh northwest wind.

Global Abbas snubs US Vice President Pence over Jerusalem move
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A 5-year-old Palestinian child was injured Sunday after being run over by an Israeli military vehicle in the West Bank city of Hebron, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state. Mr Netanyahu said: " Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel - it has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and the capital of the Jewish state for 70 years".

Global Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' bought by Saudi Prince
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The identity of the buyer also remains a mystery, as Louvre Abu Dhabi did not specify whether it had purchased the alleged da Vinci painting. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi; the world's most expensive painting, is going to be exhibited at Abu Dhabi's Louvre.

Global Palestinian President Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move
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The United States has become the first country in the world to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel following Trumps' decision. The statement comes after an earlier announcement by Fatah Friday that Pence is unwelcome in Palestine, following President Donald Trump's decision to move the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, acknowledging the disputed city as the Israeli capital.

Global Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet is colour of the year 2018
Author: 0 Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet is colour of the year 2018

Gear 1980s to the optimistically bright Lisa Frank 1990s, we've left the door wide open for the Patrick Nagel-reminiscent tinge of pink-purple tone that is Ultraviolet for 2018. One color is not enough. I hope this brings more purple palettes to fruition. It's as though Ultra Violet can provide some comfort and control amidst all the chaos! The institute's description goes on to mention musical icons such as, the late Prince , David Bowie , and Jimi Hendrix who all introduced the ...

Global North Korea missile prompted Singapore Air plane re-route
Author: 0 North Korea missile prompted Singapore Air plane re-route

Shortly after the test, a spokesperson for the U.S. Defense Department acknowledged that the North Korean missile "flew through busy airspace used by commercial airliners". The decision comes after Pyongyang's continuous missile tests in the Sea of Japan disregarding global opposition. The South China Morning Post says radar information shows other airlines were also flying in the general area of the test-including two Taiwanese airlines flying to Taipei from Vancouver and Seattle....and a ...

Global Could South Carolina see the first snow of the season this weekend?
Author: 0 Could South Carolina see the first snow of the season this weekend?

Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday, with a forecast calling for periods of snow or rain mixed with snow. The higher snow rates will most likely come sometime between 8 a.m. Right now we continue to have light scattered showers working across the region as the result of a shortwave moving over the region, so check we have the moisture in the atmosphere.

Global Trump Jr. Invokes Attorney-Client Privilege with His Father
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In September, Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he, Goldstone and Agalarov "never discussed the meeting again". The emails from the publicist, Rob Goldstone, were discovered by congressional investigators and raised at Wednesday's classified hearing with Trump Jr., who said he could not recall the interactions, several sources said.

Global Netflix Unveils Trailers And Release Date For Season 4 of
Author: 0 Netflix Unveils Trailers And Release Date For Season 4 of "Black Mirror"

So if you're a Black Mirror purist who likes to unwrap their Christmas presents without shaking them first, then you might want to skip it and go in blind later this month. And here we are, with a final trailer for Black Mirror and the coveted release date. " Hang the DJ " is taking on issues of online dating, as it takes place in a futuristic world and features a dating app that tells you everything you need to know about your partner.

Global 2 students dead after high school shooting in New Mexico
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The school of about 900 students was cordoned off as authorities cleared the campus and teens were taken to another location where they could be reunited with their parents. The school is located in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation , about 180 miles north of Albuquerque. The investigation is now being led by the New Mexico State Police, with support from the FBI.

Global Trip to Bilbao on the agenda if Ireland reach Euro 2020
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Football association chose London's Wembley stadium to stage four additional games on top of the three matches already scheduled to be played there instead of Brussels. "Missing out on Euro 2020 does not necessarily mean a death blow for our stadium plans", he said. The building of a new Brussels stadium for the tournament had run into delays involving the applications for construction and environmental permits.

Global Devastating winds bring Storm Caroline 'danger' alert
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Met Office predictions don't now show snow for London on Monday as their forecast doesn't quite go that far. STORM CAROLINE is set to bring heavy gales, snow, and ice to Ireland in the coming hours as the extreme weather conditions make their way from the United Kingdom to Irish shores.

Global Warrant issued for suspect in San Marcos officer's death
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Copeland, who was wearing his protective vest, was taken to Central Texas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. "Ken is a true hero", said Police Chief Chase Stapp in a department press release . Officer Copeland is survived by his wife, Sheila, and four sons, Nile, Noah, James, and Jonah. "Ken's a hero", Stapp said. "Today was his day off".

Global What is the Invisible Box Challenge... and how to do it?
Author: 0 What is the Invisible Box Challenge... and how to do it?

Ariel Olivar from Manvel High School in Texas posted a video on Twitter of her performing a lovely "invisible box" trick, appearing to levitate as she steps over the non-existent box. Sounds simple enough, right? "Very explosive hip flexor, abdominal and glute strength is what is driving the leg up and over the box". The premise of the challenge is to "step" onto the "box" with one foot then "step" over it with the other, creating the illusion of a solid object.

Global The World's Largest, Most Extravagant Starbucks Will Open Tomorrow
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Customers can book coffee tasting experiences on Alibaba's e-commerce site and also buy special Starbucks Reserve coffee and related products tied to the store's launch. Starbucks' Shanghai Roastery has three coffee experience bars , one of which is a whopping 88 feet long, the longest Starbucks coffee bar in the world.

Global Mueller's Russian Federation probe cost $3.2M in first four months
Author: 0 Mueller's Russian Federation probe cost $3.2M in first four months

The special counsel's office spent $3,213,695, according to the report, and it also disclosed spending by Justice Department "components that support" the special counsel's office. Deutsche Bank has loaned the Trump organization an estimated $300 million for its real estate dealings prior to Donald Trump becoming president. Earlier this year, Democrats in the House of Representatives asked Deutsche Bank to provide details on Trump's finances, but the bank wouldn't do that without a formal ...

Global House to Vote on Articles of Impeachment
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And Green said three Democrats are asking to meet with him in an apparent effort to dissuade him from bringing up the vote. Green hasn't listened, though, and his aggressive support for impeachment might cause problems for Democrats in 2018.

Global Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain
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Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, a rebel leader, said in a speech Tuesday that "some sons" of Saleh have been hospitalized, without providing further details. Yemen's minister of information called upon the Houthi armed group to release the journalists and urged worldwide organisations to "leave the status of passive onlookers and take acts to press the militias to stop tormenting all the Yemeni journalists", Muammar Al- Eryani told Saba Net .

Global Wildfire spreads in Southern California
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Photo Downtown Santa Paula, Calif., was darkened by a power outage Tuesday morning, as smoke from the Thomas Fire rose in the distance. "All that firefighters can do when we have winds like this is get out ahead, evacuate people, and protect structures".

Author: 0 Saleh forces deny Houthi claims over control of Sanaa

Those Houthi rebels' links to Iran led to a persistent air campaign from Yemen's neighbor Saudi Arabia, further plunging the country into violence and competing claims for the right to govern. However, in a speech late on Sunday, the day before his assasination, Saleh formally annulled his alliance with the Houthis and pledged to step up his fight.

Global IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag
Author: 0 IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

The IOC punishment did leave room for many Russians to compete under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia" or OAR. Athletes approved by the panel will compete in a uniform with "Olympic Athlete from Russia" written on it and under an Olympic flag.

Global Justices reject Houston appeal over benefits for gay spouses
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In 2013, while Annise Parker, an out lesbian, was mayor of Houston, she offered employee benefits to same-sex spouses, causing gay marriage opponents to sue. Such a ruling again could be appealed to the nation's top court. The Texas court reversed its earlier decision to stay out of the case after coming under pressure from Gov.

Global Two doctors fired after 'dead' baby wakes up on way to funeral
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A newborn in India was declared dead by a doctor, but hours later his family discovered he was breathing while they were en route to his funeral. But when they were driving to the cremation ground, the family noticed one of the bags moving and found the little boy still alive .

Global Obama expected to attend climate summit in Chicago
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Obama was speaking at an invitation-only event called " Les Napoleons " to a group of media , finance and academic professionals while spending time in Paris over the weekend . Though the US may be the only country that opposes the accord , Obama assured the audience that plenty of measures are being taken by state and local governments, as well as corporations, to combat the issue.

Global Time reveals shortlist for Person of the Year
Author: 0 Time reveals shortlist for Person of the Year

Patty Jenkins , Hollywood director who directed Wonder Woman , the blockbuster movie that earned $100 million its opening weekend. Kim Jong Un: The North Korean leader who is pushing the nuclear program forward in his country. President Trump was named Person of the Year last year, calling it "a tremendous honor". The #MeToo movement , which was started in 2006 by social activist Tarana Burke to allow victims of sexual misconduct to share their stories and took off this past October in ...

Global Iran Inaugurates Chabahar Port Expansion
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The Chabahar Port project was ratified in 2016 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Iran, the first visit by an Indian PM since 2012. Just a day before the historic inauguration, EAM Sushma Swaraj made a surprise stopover at Iran on her way back from Russian Federation and met with her counterpart Javed Zarif.

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