• Wind Chills Drop Below Zero Again
Wind Chills Drop Below Zero Again

And Happy New Year! Thousands of partiers are heading out on the town for New Year's Eve in the Twin Cities despite double-digits below zero and a wind chill that feels like -25. Afternoon temperatures though will recuperate back in the lower 50s with finally some sunshine. Sure enough, highs return to the 20s by Friday and Saturday .

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  • 'Have heard IMA', says Nadda as doctors strike work
'Have heard IMA', says Nadda as doctors strike work

The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday, proposes to allow practitioners of alternative medicines, such as homoeopathy and ayurveda, practise allopathy after completing a "bridge course". If the government refuses to budge, we will intensify the protest to protect the interests of the common man", Dr T...

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  • Iran: 9 reportedly killed in overnight clashes between protesters and security forces
Iran: 9 reportedly killed in overnight clashes between protesters and security forces

The protests, which began in the city of Mashhad due to a worsening economic situation, have since escalated to the most significant anti-government dissent the country has experienced in years. "We regret the loss of life that has occurred in the protests in Iran , and call on all concerned to refrain from violence and for worldwide obligations o...

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  • Pakistan summons United States ambassador over Trump's tweet
Pakistan summons United States ambassador over Trump's tweet

The Countrywide condemnation of US President Donald Trump's anti-Pakistan tweet doesn't seem getting alleviated soon, and now the Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir also rejected the notion of Pakistan having safe havens for terrorists. The terrorists from Afghanistan have targeted our armed forces and civilians due to which Pakistan has had to suffe...

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  • Kim Jong-un Wants to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Olympics
Kim Jong-un Wants to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Olympics

But he also struck a conciliatory tone in his New Year's address, wishing success for the Winter Olympics set to begin in the South in February and suggesting the North may send a delegation to participate. UNSC Resolution 2375, adopted in September, bans member countries from ship-to-ship transfers of any goods for North Korea. "We achieved the ...

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  • Anti-Government Protest in DR Congo Dispersed With Tear Gas, Shots Fired
Anti-Government Protest in DR Congo Dispersed With Tear Gas, Shots Fired

Congolese security forces have fatally shot two people during protests against President Joseph Kabila, Human Rights Watch claims. Kabila vowed to hold an election to choose his successor by the end of 2017 but appears to have reneged on that promise, with the latest reports indicating that the election may be delayed by at least 12 more months.

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  • Costa Rica Plane Crash Kills 10 Americans and 2 Local Pilots
Costa Rica Plane Crash Kills 10 Americans and 2 Local Pilots

Hidalgo published images of the crash site, showing flaming wreckage strewn across the terrain. The cause of the crash is not yet known and Nature Air could not immediately be reached for comment. Smoke rises from wreckage after a plane crashed in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, in the province of Guanacaste, in Costa Rica December 31, 2017...

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  • Paul Scholes warns Manchester United that Champions League qualification is not assured
Paul Scholes warns Manchester United that Champions League qualification is not assured

He was sprinting to people; he was scoring goals from 25 yards out. "I swear to God, they need to liven up, this team, because top four isn't even guaranteed from this moment". " United look a exhausted team; they look like they have played 50 or 60 games this season already and we are halfway through". The problems are racking up for manager ...

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  • Deputies: Palm Coast man rigs door in attempt to electrocute wife
Deputies: Palm Coast man rigs door in attempt to electrocute wife

When a deputy tried to kick the door open, there was a large spark. Following a more extensive investigation of the property, officials determined that Wilson rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle in an attempt to electrocute and cause serious bodily injury or even death to anyone trying to open the front door.

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  • DM Lieberman Says Friday Rocket Fire From Gaza Of Iranian Manufacture
DM Lieberman Says Friday Rocket Fire From Gaza Of Iranian Manufacture

The IDF carried out aerial bombardments against Hamas positions for two consecutive days, with the second round being conducted on Saturday, 30 December. At least 18 rockets have been fired at Israel since US President Trump's highly-contested decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of the country.

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  • 6 dead after Sydney seaplane crashes into river
6 dead after Sydney seaplane crashes into river

Police divers recovered six bodies - the pilot of the single-engine plane and five passengers - from the wreckage 13 metres underwater. Eyewitness Myles Baptiste told Australian broadcaster 9News: "It made a tight right-hand turn and as it actually turned around, the wings dipped and it nosedived straight into the water".

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  • Moore Files Lawsuit Hours Before State Expected To Declare Jones Winner
Moore Files Lawsuit Hours Before State Expected To Declare Jones Winner

During an interview with CNN, Merrill, who voted for Moore, outlined some of the voter fraud claims his office has had to deal with in the weeks that followed Jones's surprise victory and Moore's refusal to concede the race . Jones spokesman Sam Coleman said Thursday that Moore's attempt to "subvert the will of the people will not succeed". "The...

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  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion Worldwide as 2017 Closes
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion Worldwide as 2017 Closes

The studio earned back the amount it paid when it purchased Lucasfilm in 2012. That's good news for the film business, which is hoping to close a year-over-year gap as much as possible. Likewise, it does not cover the millions spent on production and marketing. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters. Added to the film's $517 mill...

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  • The State Department Has Released Huma Abedin's Emails From Anthony Weiner's Laptop
The State Department Has Released Huma Abedin's Emails From Anthony Weiner's Laptop

It was unclear whether they were deemed classified at the time they were sent or when the State Department was preparing them for release. The documents have been turned over after a lawsuit by government watchdog Judicial Watch . But there was no indication that Abedin "had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law", Comey a...

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  • 5 deputies shot, 1 dead in shooting in Colorado, sheriff's office says
5 deputies shot, 1 dead in shooting in Colorado, sheriff's office says

A motorcade escorted the body of the fallen officer from a nearby hospital in Littleton, Colo. The suspect was also shot and believed to be dead, the office said. "They all went down nearly within seconds of each other". The officers "were shot very, very quickly", Spurlock told reporters. According to WBPF , a sheriff's office spokesperson co...

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  • Seoul holds second ship over 'oil transfers' to North Korea
Seoul holds second ship over 'oil transfers' to North Korea

The Seoul government announced Friday it is investigating a Hong Kong-flagged ship named the Lighthouse Winmore for allegedly transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in worldwide waters on October 19. President Donald Trump, in a Twitter post Thursday, wrote, "Caught RED HANDED - very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Kor...

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  • PM Modi says cleanliness survey to begin on January 4
PM Modi says cleanliness survey to begin on January 4

He said, "New India needs to find ways, make plans regarding how we could accomplish our goals by 2022 and how we could build an India that our freedom fighters dreamt of?" "Usually there is a lottery system for selection of Haj pilgrims but I would like that single women pilgrims should be excluded from this lottery system", he said.

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  • German police union chief slams New Year's Eve
German police union chief slams New Year's Eve "safe zone" for women

Wendt told the Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung daily in an interview published Saturday that establishing such a safe zone sends a " devastating message ". Police at the time said the attackers - who struck in pairs and groups of up to 20 men - appeared to be part of a larger, 1,000-strong group that had gathered in one of the city's main plazas for Ne...

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  • Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Fires Back at Prince Harry's Family Remarks
Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Fires Back at Prince Harry's Family Remarks

They divorced when Ms Markle was six. Grant was diagnosed with the disease in 2008. Maybe she can just, er, send a card instead. Grant hinted her diagnosis was the reason for their estrangement . However her emerging relationship with Harry hindered plans, with producers assuming she was out of the running. Grant is writing a t...

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  • North Korea says won't give up nuclear weapons if USA continues 'blackmail'
North Korea says won't give up nuclear weapons if USA continues 'blackmail'

North Korea on Sunday, Dec. 24, called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country " an act of war " that violates its sovereignty, and said it is a "pipe dream" for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons. 29, 2017, file image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows what the North Korean...

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  • Both Apple and Amazon are in talks with Saudi Arabia
Both Apple and Amazon are in talks with Saudi Arabia

Some parts of the Middle East - specifically oil rich countries like Saudi Arabia - are experiencing a boom in startups and businesses that require cloud computing, making it a ripe market for American cloud providers. Almost 70 percent of the population of Saudi Arabia is under 30 and active on social media. Both companies declined to comment, w...

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  • Storm Dylan's Approach Brings Status Orange Coastal Warning
Storm Dylan's Approach Brings Status Orange Coastal Warning

Luckily most new year celebrations are expected to escape the worst of the weather, with wet and windier conditions expected earlier in the day. "Weather warnings for ice are in place and people travelling should take note of potentially hazardous travelling conditions".

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  • Ambassador Nikki Haley praises reduced United Nations 2018-2019 budget
Ambassador Nikki Haley praises reduced United Nations 2018-2019 budget

The U.N. budget is negotiated every two years, and is decided by consensus rather than a vote. Earlier this year, Haley cheered cuts to the UN's peacekeeping budget, and Sunday's announcement on further reductions to the UN's overall budget included a vow by the ambassador for the "America First" administration to seek further reductions for th...

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  • Fidayeen strike at CRPF camp, J&K: 1 jawan martyred
Fidayeen strike at CRPF camp, J&K: 1 jawan martyred

One Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was martyred and three others injured when terrorists attacked a CRPF Training Centre in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Sunday. The Indian troops also killed three Pakistani soldiers and injured another in retaliatory action at Rukh Chakri sector in Rawlakot on December 25, ...

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  • Australian diplomat's tip led to Trump Russia probe: United States paper
Australian diplomat's tip led to Trump Russia probe: United States paper

George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told Australia's ex-foreign minister Alexander Downer that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, information that Australia later passed on to its close ally the United States, the Times said.

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  • 5 killed in armed attack on church south of Cairo
5 killed in armed attack on church south of Cairo

But it said that seven people, including an auxiliary policeman, had been killed and four injured as the gunman opened fire at the church. However, the interior ministry account contradicts earlier ones from officials and witnesses, who spoke of a higher death toll and more than one attacker.

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  • New Year's Eve Ball Drop 2018 Livestream: Where To Watch
New Year's Eve Ball Drop 2018 Livestream: Where To Watch

Aside from being aware of safety on New Year's Eve in Times Square, though, those who are heading to NYC for the ball drop should also keep in mind that it is going to be freezing this year on December 31. About a month earlier, eight people were killed in a truck attack on the West Side Highway. NY is set to step-up security ahead of the N...

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  • One injured in Manchester building fire
One injured in Manchester building fire

One witness describing the blaze, pictured, said: "It looks like a very big fire". Firefighters have extinguished a pretty ferocious looking fire on a 12-storey building in Manchester's Northern Quarter. "There are police and ambulances and fire engines everywhere". According to an official from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, t...

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"Entering Politics, We'll Change System", Says Rajinikanth: 10 Facts

Bravery is not enough to win the war. Rajinikanth will be seen reprising the roles of Dr Vaseegaran and Chitti. "Has it come now?". Earlier, in May this year, during a similar photo-op programme, the actor had hinted at a political plunge.

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  • Weather Authority: Frigid temperatures through the holiday weekend
Weather Authority: Frigid temperatures through the holiday weekend

The snow will continue to overspread the area from west to east during the morning, then stick around into the afternoon before tapering back to snow showers . Just as temperatures barely start to moderate by midweek, the chance of snow increases Wednesday night into Thursday , depending upon how close a coastal storm hugs the coast.

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  • Utah State and New Mexico State trade kickoff return TDs
Utah State and New Mexico State trade kickoff return TDs

Series Record: Utah State leads 30-7 between the former members of the WAC, Big West and Sun Belt conferences. USU had a chance to tie it with 4:28 left in the half but Eberle missed a 42-yard field goal attempt. USU is appearing in a bowl game for the sixth time in seven years. "If it ends up being a road atmosphere, we're fine". The Spartan...

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  • Bombing Attack Kills 41 In Kabul; ISIS Claims Responsibility
Bombing Attack Kills 41 In Kabul; ISIS Claims Responsibility

The attack, which involved at least three explosions, occurred during a morning panel discussion with journalists at the Tabian Social and Cultural Centre. "Government officials should stop sacrificing the people for their personal interests, those who are killed are not the sons of ministers and high profile people and not the son of the president...

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  • Hardik Patel asks Nitin Patel to join Congress
Hardik Patel asks Nitin Patel to join Congress

Speaking to mediapersons Saturday, Nitin Patel denied any plans to quit the BJP , but admitted he had grievances which he had conveyed to the party high command. "And I have expressed my feelings to the Party", Patel told television news channels at his residence. Narottam Patel said, "Nitinbhai is a senior minister and his dignity has to be res...

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  • Liberia president-elect says he will build on nation's gains
Liberia president-elect says he will build on nation's gains

The challenge of lending substance to vague campaign promises is steep in a country that ranks 177th out of 188 on the UN Human Development Index. Weah was declared the victor of Liberia's presidential election run-off on Friday, the country's elections commission confirmed.

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  • Five Jamaicans among 13 killed in NY fire
Five Jamaicans among 13 killed in NY fire

Not considering the possibility of a fire, Sakyi said she initially took off all of her clothes, but then went to the door to see what was happening. New York City's mayor says 12 people have been killed in a Bronx apartment building fire including a child around a year old.

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