• Best friends for 60 years find out they're actually brothers
Best friends for 60 years find out they're actually brothers

Honolulu news station KHON-TV reports that the men learned they're related through a family history and DNA website. Macfarlane never knew his father, and Robinson was adopted. The name turned out to be a combination of Robinson's nickname, Robi, and the 737s he flew for Aloha Airlines. "It was a shock - definitely a shock, but then when you t...

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  • Cops Remove White Supremacist Memorial for Woman Shot by Black Officer
Cops Remove White Supremacist Memorial for Woman Shot by Black Officer

The Anti-Defamation League labels Identity Evropa as a "white supremacist" group. White supremacist group Identity Evropa, which is part of the alt-right movement, said it had made the "shrine" to Ruszczyk after a prosecutor suggested there was not enough evidence to bring charges against the USA cop who shot her.

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  • United States sanctions two key figures in North Korea's weapons program
United States sanctions two key figures in North Korea's weapons program

The United States is imposing new North Korea sanctions that target top officials responsible for missile development. Tensions between the United States and North Korea have escalated this year, and Pyongyang's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on November 28 marked an advance in its drive to threaten the U.S.

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  • Man arrested in Phoenix killings of estranged wife and 2 kids
Man arrested in Phoenix killings of estranged wife and 2 kids

Alan Pfohl with the Phoenix Police Department. Howard said it's possible all three were killed in the afternoon, as the man told police negotiators and family members that he had killed the children. The man, identified as 25-year-old Charlie Joseph Murillo, started beating on the vehicle of the first officer who arrived at the scene. Authoriti...

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  • Google might set up Pixel 2 retail stores in India
Google might set up Pixel 2 retail stores in India

Recently, these pop-up stores have been set up at various malls like the High Street Phoenix in Mumbai, and Select Citywalk, Promenade, Mall of India in Delhi-NCR. Unlike a Samsung or an Apple , Google Pixel handsets are not easily available across the country in physical stores. While Google hasn't confirmed the reports, setting up reta...

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  • Glass Wall separates Kulbushan Jadhav & Family in Pakistan
Glass Wall separates Kulbushan Jadhav & Family in Pakistan

Jadhav has filed an appeal with Pakistan's army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, to seek clemency, which is still pending. He could only see the meeting through glass panels. It was the first time that Jadhav was meeting his family since his arrest in March 2016, and Pakistan portrayed it as a humanitarian gesture to mark the birthday of the coun...

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  • BJP Core Committee reviews Karnataka political situation
BJP Core Committee reviews Karnataka political situation

The project involves building barrages across Kalasa and Banduri, tributaries of Mahadayi, to divert this amount of water to the Malaprabha which meets drinking water needs of the region. Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday rapped the Congress for its "double-speak" on Mahadayi river water dispute with Goa, and blamed Sonia Gandhi for the ...

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  • Democratic candidate asks Virginia elections board to delay tiebreaker until court decision
Democratic candidate asks Virginia elections board to delay tiebreaker until court decision

The drawing is also expected to decide whether Republicans control the House of Delegates since, if Yancey's name is drawn, the GOP would have a 51-49 majority. Her campaign is not necessarily arguing against the intent of the ballot in question, but instead that it was too late in the process to offer up this challenge.

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  • South Korea Warns UN Sanctions Won't Keep North From Testing Missiles
South Korea Warns UN Sanctions Won't Keep North From Testing Missiles

As one way to heighten transparency on the sanctions imposed by China, reports would be submitted to US officials from Chinese officials in charge of trade, customs and finance every few weeks or months regarding what China has implemented in relation to North Korea.

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  • 'Aggressive US rhetoric' on North Korea unacceptable, Russian FM Lavrov says
'Aggressive US rhetoric' on North Korea unacceptable, Russian FM Lavrov says

Peskov's remarks on Tuesday are not unusual for Moscow, as the Kremlin has long held the position that the U.S. and North Korea should move toward diplomatic talks. Among other countries which supported the move was China, a lone major ally of the North Korean regime in the region. Following the vote on Friday, US President Donald Trump endo...

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  • Christmas Tree Recycling at the Brush Recycling Center
Christmas Tree Recycling at the Brush Recycling Center

Beginning Tuesday, trees are being accepted at more than 30 drop-off locations from Boulder City to Summerlin, and Southern Highlands to North Las Vegas. "Instead of throwing them out, our residents, any residents of the Valley, can drop off the Christmas tree at one of our participating parks", Yanez said.

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  • Donald Trump: Phony Dossier Is a 'Crooked Hillary Pile of Garbage'
Donald Trump: Phony Dossier Is a 'Crooked Hillary Pile of Garbage'

The FBI is said to have used the dossier as the basis for probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The dossier, a compilation of opposition research against the 2016 Trump campaign, was partly funded by Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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  • Snow Just In Time for Christmas
Snow Just In Time for Christmas

At this time, the bulk of the showers will move in and will all transition over to snow. Temperatures start around 30 and reach the 40-degree mark for Christmas Eve. ET Sunday . The timing of the change will determine how much snow falls. Little to no accumulation is expected south and east into the southern half of New Jersey.

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  • 37 bodies found after Philippine mall fire
37 bodies found after Philippine mall fire

The Department of Justice earlier said it would conduct a criminal investigation into the fire. Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter, Sara Duterte visited the spot to take stock of the situation. "My heart bleeds with the bereaved families of the employees who died in the tragic fire in Davao City". With low wages but strong ...

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  • Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges
Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges

She said she was transporting the pills for her Egyptian husband, Omar, 33, who suffers from back pain following a vehicle crash. Ms Plummer's Christmas Day court appearance was thought to be the beginning of her trial but, according to reports, there is a possibility the case could be adjourned to another date.

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  • Julian Assange's Twitter account reappears after mysterious absence
Julian Assange's Twitter account reappears after mysterious absence

Assange's account has been offline since around 7 or 8 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve, according to Tech Crunch . Neither Twitter nor Assange has commented on the matter, though the 46-year-old has already tweeted several times since his return to the network - mostly soliciting donations.

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  • Environment Canada predicts 'perfect Christmas' weather
Environment Canada predicts 'perfect Christmas' weather

The national weather agency said snowfall will intensify across the region this evening as the system moves south of Lake Erie and Ontario tonight. Somewhat heavier snow is likely in some areas, especially in the Greater Toronto Area where a snowfall warning is in effect.

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  • Must check if Navalny election boycott call complies with law
Must check if Navalny election boycott call complies with law

Navalny and his legal advisers submitted the nomination papers with the Russian Election Commission on Sunday evening. Navalny, 41, who polls show would struggle to beat incumbent Vladimir Putin in the March election, said he would appeal and called on his supporters to boycott the election and campaign against it being held.

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  • North Korea says it will 'make the USA bitterly regret its strategy'
North Korea says it will 'make the USA bitterly regret its strategy'

Under the new rules, all North Korean nationals working overseas will be forced to return home within 12 months, restricting foreign currency entering the nation. This represents a almost 90% ban of refined products, which are key to North Korea's economy, and a reduction from the two million barrels a year the council authorised in September.

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  • Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's Mumbai reception: All you need to know!
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's Mumbai reception: All you need to know!

The invitation card for the Mumbai reception is based on pastel floral theme with silver, gold and glass inserts just like the Delhi invite . There are floor to-ceiling windows that separate the ballroom from the Astor terrace, which gives ample sunlight and moonlight.Indeed, the venue will make a ideal location for the wedding of the year, a...

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  • Family of Kulbhushan Jadhav meet Sushma Swaraj
Family of Kulbhushan Jadhav meet Sushma Swaraj

The meeting lasted for 3 hours which has created an air of curiosity as to what must have transpired. Accoridng to reports, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar were present in the meeting. The family was not allowed to talk with him privately. The duo was accompanied by India's Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh. ...

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  • Rupani sworn in as CM of Gujarat second time
Rupani sworn in as CM of Gujarat second time

The oath was administered by the State Governor, Om Prakash Kohli at at Sachivalay Ground in Gandhinagar. The Gujarat Cabinet will have 20 ministers and some of the top names include Ishwarbhai Parmar, Jayesh Radadiya, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Patrabhai Patel, Vibhavari Dave and Pradipsinh Jadeja.

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  • Eric Garner's Daughter In Coma After Heart Attack
Eric Garner's Daughter In Coma After Heart Attack

According to Snipes-Garner, the pregnancy and birth of Garner's second child, a boy she named after her father, placed a strain on her heart. "At this moment there are no updates", the family said. Erica Garner , the daughter of Eric Garner , who was killed after a chokehold by an NYPD officer, asks to speak with President Barack Obama outside ...

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  • Pakistan, China & Afghanistan agree to push forward reconciliation process
Pakistan, China & Afghanistan agree to push forward reconciliation process

China hoped the meeting could set up a communication platform for Afghanistan and Pakistan that would allow the two countries to build trust, enhance understanding and improve ties, Wang said, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

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  • Aardvark and four meerkats perish in London zoo blaze
Aardvark and four meerkats perish in London zoo blaze

Zoo officials previously considered the meerkats - brothers named Robbie, Norman, Billy and Nigel - as "unaccounted for" after the fire destroyed the café, shop and petting zoo. "We've been overwhelmed by the hundreds of emails, phone calls and letters of support from all over the country - these kind and generous messages range from families offe...

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  • Pay double for AC local travel
Pay double for AC local travel

From December 25-31, the train would run between Churchgate and Borivli and from 1 January, it services would be extended to Virar. Santa has gifted Mumbai its first air-conditioned suburban local that will make its debut on the Western Railway (WR) on December 25.

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  • Serena Williams playing first match since giving birth
Serena Williams playing first match since giving birth

While she hasn't confirmed whether she'll be playing at Melbourne Park at next year's Aus Open , the tournament's director Craig Tilley has said it's "very likely" that she will be back to defend her title when the comp kicks off on January 15.

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  • Wind chill advisory issued ahead of bitterly cold temperatures this week
Wind chill advisory issued ahead of bitterly cold temperatures this week

Around an inch to 2" of additional accumulation is possible, but heavier snow is expected over western MI. On Christmas Day , snow is likely, and the day will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 6 and east northeast wind around 9 miles per hour.

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  • President Trump signs tax overhaul, Obamacare mandate repeal into law
President Trump signs tax overhaul, Obamacare mandate repeal into law

The tax changes will reduce federal revenue by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, even after accounting for their beneficial effects on the US economy, according to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation , Congress' tax scorekeeper.

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  • Trump Wishes Troops Merry Christmas Via Video Conference
Trump Wishes Troops Merry Christmas Via Video Conference

According to CNN's Dan Merica, Trump repeated the suggestion that he had brought back an interest in Christmas by being elected president. The video, clocking at 1 minute, 44 seconds, features a montage showing the first family greeting troops and meeting with children, and footage showcasing this year's Christmas decorations at the White Hou...

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  • Blue Passports Are Returning After Brexit And Nigel Farage Couldn't Be Happier
Blue Passports Are Returning After Brexit And Nigel Farage Couldn't Be Happier

BRITS will get their iconic dark blue passports back after Brexit , ministers announce today - in a stunning campaign victory for The Sun . Currently British passports are burgundy, a colour which was adopted in 1988 to fit in with European requirements, and bear EU markings.

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  • Christmas celebrated with gaiety in Udupi district
Christmas celebrated with gaiety in Udupi district

The Crib and the special ship on which a model of Santa Claus was displayed attracted everyone's attention. The little ones were also seen merrily dancing to the tune of a number of Christmas carols. "We have also prayed for good governance so that the benefits of government schemes reach the grass roots", said secretary of Emanuel Baptist Church, ...

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  • Kansas City sees its first snow of the winter
Kansas City sees its first snow of the winter

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Ionia, Clinton, Shiawassee, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston, Calhoun, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties through 7 P.M. He noted that a lake effect storm system will bring heavy snow, gusty winds and dropping temperatures in those areas. The most that's ever fallen in Seattle on Christmas Day was 1.18 i...

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  • Kentucky police say woman killed, husband hurt in dog attack
Kentucky police say woman killed, husband hurt in dog attack

Her husband, Johnny Saylor, rushed outside to help only to be attacked by the dogs as well, according to WKRN . The couple's names weren't immediately released. The dog was then put down by the Bell County Sheriff's Department and Bell County Animal Shelter. He opened the door and yelled at the dogs, allowing his brother to get away by going into ...

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  • Fire engulfs West Knoxville home on Christmas Eve
Fire engulfs West Knoxville home on Christmas Eve

An American bulldog died from smoke inhalation, Winistorfer said. "It's not worth your life", said John Dennis with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services. The Fire department is asking the public for help. Cause of the fire is under investigation and damage is estimated at $27,000. Grand Rapids had a kitchen fire on Saturday.

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