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Turkey, Russia Sign Deal On Supply Of S-400 Missiles

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The Turkish Defense Industries Undersecretariat said in a statement Friday that Turkey would buy at least one S-400 surface-to-air missile battery with the option of procuring a second battery. Russia and Turkey support opposing sides in the Syrian war, but Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin patched up relations that were badly damaged when Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border in November 2015. Read More »

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Reach $690 Million As Year Ends

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The $7.9 million estimated jackpot for tomorrow's Megabucks Doubler drawing is the highest since March 11, when an $11.34 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Clinton. Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $384 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 30 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $294 million. Read More »

TODAY'S FORECAST: Bitter cold temperatures, scattered snow showers possible

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The daytime high will be minus 26 with a wind chill of minus 41. West northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high near 28. North wind around 10 miles per hour. Friday - A slight chance of snow before 7 a.m., then a slight chance of snow showers after 7 a.m. The lows Saturday through Monday will be zero or below. Read More »

Indian design to hamper CPEC will be foiled, says Pak minister

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Iqbal's remark comes after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said that China and Pakistan wanted Afghanistan to join the CPEC. While she did not mention India directly, Chunying was responding to a question on India's concerns regarding CPEC's extension to Afghanistan. Read More »

Smashed avo on highway after truck catches fire

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Demand has remained extremely high in the USA and expanded in European and Chinese markets this year, while growers have struggled with bad weather that has pushed down yields. Footage from the scene showed plumes of smoke coming from the charred truck and dozens of firefighters walking through boxes full of blackened avocados, which were worth about $64,000. Read More »

Russian Federation 'ready' to mediate between US, North Korea

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On December 22, the UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea in response to last month's launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the USA mainland. The US has declared North Korea a "state sponsor of terrorism" to enact further financial sanctions and also claimed in the President's National Security Strategy that Pyongyang is developing biological weapons. Read More »

Quadruple homicide described as "savagery"

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It feels like somebody has ripped us to shreds, ' she said . Myers' son Jeremiah was active in their local Boys and Girls Club and played basketball. "I don't have the word", he said the next day. Autopsies were performed Wednesday, Tedesco said. They too are pleading with the public. "We're talking about organizing a meeting and inviting the whole community to come and share their concerns, with counselors to try to relieve people of stress and anxiety". Read More »

Memorial service to honor slain CHP officer this weekend

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In 2016, voters passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act , more commonly referred to as Proposition 64, which legalized adult recreational use of cannabis. In short, "drive high, get a DUI". The passenger, 20-year-old Maya Isabelle Thone of Pacifica, was pronounced dead at the scene. DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity to achieve drunk and drugged driving deterrence, according to the CHP. Read More »

Four found dead in Troy, NY, home

Four bodies were found in a basement apartment in New York Tuesday, prompting a search by investigators. Daniel DeWolf told reporters the four victims were all members of the same family. Both children were students in the Troy City School District, where grief counselors were being brought in Friday to help their classmates cope with the loss, the Daily News reported. Read More »

Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur calls on PM Narendra Modi

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Sarveen Chaudhary , the lone woman minister in the Cabinet, was allocated Urban Development, Town and Country Planning and Housing departments. Shimla legislator and first-time minister Suresh Bhardwaj was given the departments of Education (Higher and Elementary), Parliamentary Affairs and Law and Legal Remembrance. Read More »

USA hails United Nations budget cuts as 'step in right direction'

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Haley did signal that more cuts could be coming in the future, adding in her statement that " We'll continue to look at ways to increase the UN's efficiency while protecting our interests". Mark Dubowitz, head of the conservative Foundation for Defense of Democracy, called that a legitimate use of US resources and power. Haley said the USA had negotiated a $285 million reduction of the United Nations budget for 2018-2019 compared to the budget for 2016-2017. Read More »

Three Things to Watch: Bulls battle Kristaps and the Knicks

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There were a lot of close games we let slip by. "We're just trying to change it around". How on earth did that happen, outside the self-assured and hot-shooting Niko Mirotic returning? Down by 15 points, the Bulls rallied behind Kris Dunn's 17 points, five assists and five rebounds in an ugly affair in which both teams shot 40.7 percent. Read More »

Sea To Be Searched For Missing Norfolk Student

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However, the family of the University of East Anglia student have refused to give up hope. She has not accessed her bank or social media accounts since disappearing. He added: "I would just like to say to Sophie if you're listening to this or watching this video just come home". The biomedical student had come back to her mother Lynn Shaw and stepfather Kevin Shaw's home for the Christmas holidays. Read More »

Hackers Took Over DC Police Cameras Before Trump's Inauguration

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If proven, this will not be the first time that criminal gangs have targetted and utilised CCTV systems for ransomware or DDoS attacks. The US Secret Service was apparently notified on 12 January 2017 that a number of Metropolitan Police Department surveillance cameras had been compromised. Read More »

Durant Says He's on the Same Level as LeBron

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They are arguably two best forwards in the National Basketball Association, but most fans agree that James is a whole new level above his opponent. "Defensively is where we kind of knuckled down because we knew offence was going to be a little tougher", Durant said. Read More »

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship title

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Before facing the Norwegian Carlsen, the Indian drew his match against Russia's Vladimir Fedoseev and he is now among the joint leaders. While Dronavalli Harika is the Indian who have played best with the finishing at 19th, Padmini Rout took the 22nd position, 34th and 35th place have been taken by S. Read More »

He sped away from police - right off the end of a pier

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Moreland said he pulled out his phone and shot video as the man sped up. His pickup, meanwhile, remains under water. After driving off the pier the 27-year-old made a decision to keep swimming for a few hundred feet after the accident on Wednesday. Read More »

Israel responds with raids to Gaza rockets

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However, it is also a disputed territory, contested by both Israel and Palestine, which sees it as a capital of its future state. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. According to Israeli assessments, these rockets are not being launched by Hamas, but by other militants groups from the Strip. A military spokesperson said in a statement that the rocket fell in one of the kibbutzim, small rural communities, in the Sha'ar Ha'negev Regional Council. Read More »

Louth hit with Status ORANGE weather warning as Storm Dylan approaches

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Met Éireann have issued both orange and yellow weather warnings to the public ahead of Storm Dylan's arrival this weekend. The Status Yellow alert is also valid for Offaly and Kilkenny. However, it only remain valid until 1pm today. "Rain and sleet will spread northeastwards and will turn to snow for a time, mainly over the northern half of the country". Read More »

Kentucky prepares for clash of the Wildcats in Music City Bowl

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The Wildcats from the Big Ten should be able to contain Snell, while Jackson carries them on offense on the way to their 10th win of the season. Relying on a power running game and a solid defense, Northwestern finished second in the Big 10 West to Wisconsin, allowing only 20 points in its last three games. Read More »

Congress MLA Asha Kumari Slaps Lady Cop, Gets Slapped Back

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Congress MLA Asha Kumari had an altercation with a woman constable over entry to the venue. During the argument, the MLA slapped the woman constable, and the lady immediately slapped her back. An All India Congress Committee's (AICC) secretary, Kumari is a member of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Dalhousie. She had defeated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) DS Thakur. Read More »

Egypt: Six killed in shooting outside church

The second assailtant was captured soon after, Reuters reported. At least three people have reportedly been killed after an attack on a church south of Cairo , according to reports. "It's more continuity than change, we still need more details to come up, but so far Egypt has witnessed over 2,000 attacks in the last three years", he said. Read More »

4 children among the dead in New York City fire

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Mr Nigro added: "We may lose others as well". The baby was found in her mother's arms in a bathtub, the New York Post reported. The blaze began on the first floor and spread rapidly throughout the five-floor walk-up on Prospect Avenue, with fire fighters on the scene within three minutes, department chief Daniel Nigro told reporters. Read More »

North Korean defectors show signs of possible radiation exposure

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The North Korean soldier who risked his life in November to defect to the South has formally expressed his desire to remain in the country and will have his medical bills paid in full. China has repeatedly said it is enforcing all resolutions against Pyongyang, despite doubts in the U.S., South Korea and Japan that loopholes continue to exist. Read More »

Egypt attack: Gunman attacks church in southern Cairo

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A picture showing the body of the gunman shows him sprawled out on the street and wearing a bulky ammunition vest. Cairo's security chief headed for the scene, local media reported. Egypt's Coptic Christians make up about 10 per cent of the country's 93million people, and are the largest religious minority in the region. "The Copts are the direct descendants of the ancient Egyptians". Read More »

Zuma impeachment ruling: Parliament‚ pull up your socks

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The court came to four judgments‚ but a majority judgment ordered Parliament to start processes under Section 89 of Constitution to investigate whether Zuma should be impeached within 180 days. The initial scathing ruling against Zuma was made on March 31, 2016. He said Mbete and Parliament must comply with constitutional regulation section 237 and make rules to allow for the impeachment of Zuma "without delay". Read More »