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Rats! Where's Snoopy in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Spectators react as a float carrying Santa Clause passes by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade , Thursday Nov. 24, 2016, in NY. Fans of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade who come to see the soaring SpongeBob and Snoopy balloons may get a far less heartwarming sight this year: giant dump trucks filled with sand.

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UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

In terms of the time it will take the Syrian-Russian forces to recapture the district, the U.N.'s special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, told the European Parliament that he could not tell officials "how long eastern Aleppo will last" as "there is a constant increase of movement on the military side".

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Breakthrough in Aleppo saves 80000 civilians - Russian military

The ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham group announced Tuesday it had appointed Ali al-Omar, also known as Abu Ammar al-Omar, as its new leader. Ayrault's statement comes as the Russian-backed Syrian Army is pushing into eastern Aleppo where, on Monday, it captured large swaths of that area from their opponents.Western powers have condemned the Syrian regime and the Russians for using heavy weapons on east Aleppo, which is populated by at least 250,000 people.

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Syrian war: 16000 displaced in 'chilling' eastern Aleppo, UN says

His comments came as the Syrian army advanced deep inside east Aleppo, taking several neighbourhoods from the opposition in an onslaught to recapture the entire city. "I believe we will get the pause that we ask for", he said, adding that they were "still waiting" for a reply. World Food Program spokeswoman Bettina Luescher said "if access is granted", the agency could mobilize food in government-held western Aleppo or in Turkey to send to people trapped on its eastern side where Syrian ...

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Syrian forces storm southeast Aleppo as United Nations warns of rebel capitulation

The Russian criticism comes as the Russian-run Syria Reconciliation Center reported that over 500 fighters in Aleppo chose to surrender to the advancing Syrian Army. The London-based human rights group warned of the potential for revenge attacks, arbitrary detention, torture, harassment and kidnappings against people formerly living under opposition control.

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UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

In terms of the time it will take the Syrian-Russian forces to recapture the district, the U.N.'s special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, told the European Parliament that he could not tell officials "how long eastern Aleppo will last" as "there is a constant increase of movement on the military side".

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Russian Federation says Syrian army Aleppo advance boon not curse for civilians

The U.N. estimates that up to 16,000 civilians have fled the area after rebels lost all of the northern neighborhoods it controlled in eastern Aleppo to Syrian regime gains, according to a statement by its humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien on Tuesday.

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UN humanitarian chief says 16000 displaced in Syria's Aleppo

The figure does not include civilians who have fled to remaining rebel-held territory, and O'Brien warned it was "likely that thousands more will have no choice but to flee should fighting continue". "I call on them to lift sieges, ensure that they do not target civilians and civilian infrastructure, and that they allow humanitarian organizations safe and unimpeded access to bring life-saving help to those displaced or under siege".

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Russian Federation says Syrian army Aleppo advance boon not curse for civilians

The U.N. estimates that up to 16,000 civilians have fled the area after rebels lost all of the northern neighborhoods it controlled in eastern Aleppo to Syrian regime gains, according to a statement by its humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien on Tuesday.

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Syrian army says vetting Aleppo evacuees

No aid has gone into eastern districts of Aleppo since July, while punishing aerial bombings have been hitting hospitals and infrastructure. World Food Programme spokeswoman Bettina Luescher said civilians were enduring "dire" conditions, describing the situation as a "slow motion descent into hell".

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How to download offline content from Netflix

Netflix has moved into making its own shows and feature films. Netflix has said countless times that it didn't see offline viewing in its future but its backtracked and has made many of its shows available to download to a mobile device, ready for offline viewing.

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Jasmine Tookes To Wear $3 Mil Bra At Victoria's Secret Show

OK I'M TOTALLY JK, but a gal can sure dream she's basking in the utter glory of the Eiffel Tower and eating a delicious French baguette RN (and not chilling on the rainy East Coast). "My skin tone changes all the time just like everyone else". Although Victoria's Secret has nearly 1,000 shops in the United States with US$7.6 billion in sales past year, it is almost unknown in France, which has a long tradition of high-quality lingerie.

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How to download offline content from Netflix

Netflix has moved into making its own shows and feature films. Netflix has said countless times that it didn't see offline viewing in its future but its backtracked and has made many of its shows available to download to a mobile device, ready for offline viewing.

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Netflix enables offline access to content

That means users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets can now download and store Netflix movies and TV programmes to watch when they don't have an internet connection - such as on a plane or the Tube. Now some shows like Narcos, The Crown, Black Mirror etc. Tap to watch a downloaded movie or episode . This comes at a time when numerous major rivals such as Amazon Video and YouTube already has implemented a similar feature.

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Ex-Otago student rocks runway with Lady Gaga

At the gym, they also meet real life Victoria's Secret model Jasmine Tookes . The likes of Kendall and her pals Gigi and Bella Hadid, who've built their careers off their Instagram pages, have come under fire from some for stealing the limelight from the more experienced models.

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Bigg Boss 10: There Is No Water In The House & More Highlights!

The task for captaincy will again be seen creating more and more differences in the friendships inside the house. Also, Bigg Boss tells her that if she makes sure that the task goes on smoothly then she will get a chance to fight for captaincy.

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Thousands file though memorial honoring Castro in Cuba

Mugabe, who left Harare on Monday, said "Other communities and regions of Africa have also felt this loss, Fidel was not only your leader, but also ours". "Fidel delivered on his promise". "Long live Fidel! We can hear him, we can feel him, he'll always be here", a crowd gathered near Havana's Revolution Square chanted, holding up a banner that read "We are Fidel".

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Mary Berry is judging a brand new Bake Off series

Berry, as well as hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, announced she would not be following the show to Channel 4 after the BBC lost the rights to broadcast it. We are doing so in the same way as we have done since 2009. "In a magical, warm yet utterly dramatic eight-part series, a selection of the nation's best amateur bakers will compete in a series of themed challenges and eliminations as they look to be crowned America's Best Amateur Baker", a description of the show reads - sounds like ...

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Day-night Test cricket set to make its Ashes debut in 2017

Australian fans will get another taste of day-night Tests this summer when Australia takes on Pakistan in in Brisbane from December 15. The itinerary for the 2017-18 Ashes tour is still being finalised but the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Thursday that the European Central Bank had agreed in principle to one of the five tests being under lights.

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Zuma pays tribute to Castro while ANC deny resignation reports

Jacob Zuma has survived a bid to topple him as South African president, the governing African National Congress party announced Tuesday. The meeting of the executive committee, which has the power to remove the president, has exposed deep divisions in the government over Zuma's leadership, with senior ministers divided: Some called for Zuma's departure while others supported him.

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Disney's 'Moana' makes a splash at USA box office

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (神奇动物在哪里) enchanted Chinese audiences over the weekend as the Harry Potter spinoff debuted to an impressive RMB 284 million (US$41.2 million), effortlessly taking the top spot over fellow Hollywood import Moana (海洋奇缘).

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Official Red Band Trailer for Greg McLean's 'The Belko Experiment'

I'm not sure if people will line up to see people kill each other if it doesn't have sci-fi trappings like The Hunger Games , but at least the trailer is being honest with the premise. The film's story takes place during a random social experiment set-up at Belko Industries, a shadowy corporation with a moderately staffed office in Columbia.

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RedBlacks staff trying to learn everything they can at Toronto Grey Cup

Ottawa was a staggering underdog after finishing atop the East Division with an 8-9-1 mark, the first team in CFL history take first in a conference with a sub-.500 record. DaVaris Daniels scored on a 19-yard TD run on third-and-two at 13:22 of the fourth to cut Ottawa's lead to 33-30 before Glenn Love recovered Rob Maver's onside kick at Calgary's 49-yard line with 1:36 remaining.

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Tahlequah Christmas parade set for December 9

The Tahlequah Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, and the theme this year is Classic Christmas Stories. Most towns in the vicinity have an event planned, so let's run them down now... The spruce, evergreen tree where the lights are hung is tall enough to be seen on Route 15 coming into Orange, according to Bob Brockman, member of Orange Rotary Club.

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China hikes tax on imported luxury cars

The tax hike, effective from Thursday, also comes as prices of luxury cars have been falling steadily in China, in part due to consumer criticism that global vehicle brands have been overcharging Chinese buyers. The Finance Ministry said it is aimed at encouraging "rational consumption" and curbing energy use and emissions. The Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday that the government said officials should "travel without pomp, minimise impact on public life, and not have vehicles ...

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Walking Dead Ahead: Prepare Yourself For Negan And Carl's Showdown

There's more than a few storylines the show needs to revisit, but the one we're most concerned about is Carl and Jesus hitching a ride to Negan's community, the Sanctuary. Now that The Walking Dead still has Heath out there, there is a good chance that he will either be captured by the Saviors, or he will play a hero to Alexandria and likely be killed in the process.

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Why Tom Ford Won't Dress Melania Trump: 'She's Not Necessarily My Image'

And I don't mean this in a bad way. Ford, a Democrat, says he is "very sad and disappointed" that Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton's popular vote lead over Trump breaks 2.3 million House passes intelligence bill enhancing efforts against Russia Electoral College voter gets death threats MORE lost the election to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Commerce pick: NAFTA likely starting point on Day 1 Clinton's popular vote lead over Trump breaks 2.3 million Axelrod ...

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Why Tom Ford Won't Dress Melania Trump: 'She's Not Necessarily My Image'

And I don't mean this in a bad way. Ford, a Democrat, says he is "very sad and disappointed" that Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton's popular vote lead over Trump breaks 2.3 million House passes intelligence bill enhancing efforts against Russia Electoral College voter gets death threats MORE lost the election to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Commerce pick: NAFTA likely starting point on Day 1 Clinton's popular vote lead over Trump breaks 2.3 million Axelrod ...

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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian to spend Thanksgiving in hospital

Another source said previously: "It was a combination of a lot of issues: stress, anxiety, paranoia". West was hospitalized on Monday after a rash of odd behavior, including rants in which he claimed that he would have voted for Donald Trump if he had voted in this year's election and another in which he called out Beyoncé and Jay Z before abruptly walking out of a concert and cancelling the rest of his performance.

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Another Big Name in 2017 Royal Rumble

Ambrose pretty much nearly helped his team lose by taking his frustration out on Styles along with his former Shield stablemates Reigns and Seth Rollins, so he might turn into a villain. This year's Royal Rumble is set for January 29, 2017, and it will emanate live from the Alamodome in San Antonio. - On a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio (via WrestlingInc.com ), Dave Meltzer had some more details on Goldberg's current deal with WWE following Survivor Series .

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Kiwi gals go Gaga at Victoria's Secret show

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is bar none the sexiest, most intense spectacle on the planet. (Before the show, Gaga treated her Instagram followers to a photo of herself in silver Victoria's Secret underwear). It's covered in white diamonds and emeralds and it has about 9,000 gemstones. "It's exactly what I always wish for; fashion, pop culture and music mixed together and all the girls that I love out on the runway".

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'Gilmore Girls' Mystery: What Do the Final 4 Words Really Mean?

The fourth instalment of the show will end with the mythical " final four words ", that Sherman-Palladinohas said she has had planned since 2006. Below are some of the quotes from critic reviews of the new (and final?) series. They could've done something in season seven that would've changed our ending and that would've been OK, but they didn't. They need the support. Read original story 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life': Who Did Rory End Up With? "Eventually, I read it and it was ...

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Bella Hadid: Gigi Is My Comfort Blanket

AKM-GSI Meanwhile, her sister, Gigi Hadid, is such a pro at this point she delivered one sexy chair pose... "My sister is my comfort zone so any time I need her she's right there she's my best friend, she'll tell me her honest opinion about something, she's not going to BS anything", Bella told HFM .

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Victoria's Secret rocks Paris with $3M bra and Lady Gaga

On Tuesday, the Million Reasons singer made a stop at NRJ Radio to promote the new single and announce that the video is on its way. The former " Real Housewives of Beverly Hills " star was "so proud" that her daughters were going to be in the show together.

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Drake tops Spotify's 2016 list with 4.7 billion streams

Classic artists nonetheless dominated many categories. Another year, another strong showing for Drake at the top of Spotify's annual lists of the most streamed music of the last 12 months. Sipping Hennessy while drunkenly winding to dancehall is something we can all relate to, I guess? Her latest album ANTI was third on the most streamed album list.


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