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Will Trump move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem?

Absent a veto by one of the five permanent members, a Security Council resolution needs nine votes to pass. Nathan Diament, Washington director of the Orthodox Union, said in reply to a JTA query that Friedman was representative of the minority of Jews (and a majority in his community) who voted for Trump.

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Red Cross: Aleppo evacuation 'to continue until Friday

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday all patients with other people who needed urgent medical care were evacuated from eastern Aleppo . Among those able to make the journey west to rebel-held Idlib province on Thursday morning was Bilal Abdul Kareem, a United States journalist who had been trapped in the besieged enclave for months.

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City gives middle school teacher permission to install satanic pentagram display

A satanic pentagram erected near a nativity scene and a menorah in a Florida public park has been vandalized three times in recent days. The latest act of vandalism didn't result in theft of the displays (as it did last week) thanks to the chaining of the two to trees, but vandals did manage to cause damage to the secular displays demonstrating a deep streak of hate throughout the Boca Raton community.

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China will continue to try and steal Taiwan's allies

Beijing's attitude toward Taiwan has been consistent since Tsai won the presidential election in January, said Lohman, adding that he believes China will continue to explore the possibility of drawing away Taiwan's diplomatic allies. One of the needs for one year from now is for a smooth move in relations between the two nations to "open new agreeable prospects" and have a more steady, sound structure for relations between the vast forces, Wang said.

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Egypt delays United Nations resolution on Israel as Trump talks to President Sisi

As a writer for the Israeli far right publication Arutz Sheva, Friedman has railed against the creation of a Palestinian state and is in favour of annexing all Palestinian land on the West Bank into Israel, which would force the Palestinian population either to migrate or live in designated isolated areas reminiscent of the Bantustans of South Africa during the era of apartheid.

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Rahul Gandhi hits out again, asks PM Narendra Modi to answer charges

This follows Mr Rahul Gandhi's earlier remark that there would be an natural disaster if he was allowed to speak in the house. The prime minister said that the Opposition's criticism of the demonetisation of high-value currency notes was exposing their "black mind" to the people of the country.

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Helicopter brings Queen to Sandringham for Christmas holidays

PRINCE Philip and the Queen were due to travel to King's Lynn on Wednesday by train. Just a day after hosting the extended royal family for her annual Christmas lunch, the two had caught "heavy colds", and made a decision to put off traveling to Norfolk by train, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

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United Nations moves to send observers to Aleppo, re-start peace talks

Ms Armstrong said 4,000 people were in the convoy. The fragile cease-fire between the rebels and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad resumed Monday morning, as buses resumed evacuating those still remaining in eastern Aleppo following days of delays, and others departed with the sick and wounded from two rebel-besieged Shiite villages in the country's north.

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Slain Russian ambassador's remains repatriated after killing in Turkey

On Tuesday evening, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said Cavusoglu spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry by phone and provided information on the assailant. Russian Federation and Iran have backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Turkey has supported Assad's foes. "China is willing to collaborate with the worldwide community to strengthen anti-terrorism efforts".

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Storm Barbara set to batter parts of United Kingdom and disrupt Christmas travel

Very heavy rains, strong winds are expected looking at the storm's track. While the exact track of the storm remains unclear, the Weather Service said travel could be especially hard in some areas where rain falls and freezes on roadways and in areas where heavy snow falls and strong winds reduce visibility.

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Healthcare.gov enrollment reaches record high in IN and US

From Nov. 1, when open enrollment began, consumers made 6.3 million plan selections. HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell says the new numbers put to rest worries increased rates nation-wide would put a damper on enrollment. Although Congress may try, "I don't think they're going to repeal the Affordable Care Act", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in a recent CNN report .

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Mosul battle: Triple auto bomb attack kills 23 at market

Iraqi Army confirmed that 15 civilians and eight policemen were killed in multiple bomb blasts. A triple auto bombing on a market killed at least 23 people on Thursday in a town recently retaken from the Daesh group near the militant's final stronghold of Mosul, Iraq's army said.

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Kremlin Says Karlov's Assassination Is "Stab in the Back"

A video of the assassination shows the gunman opening fire and shouting " Allahu akbar ". It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack . The ambassador, Andrei Karlov, was shot dead on Monday evening in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara . Turkey faces multiple security threats, including from the Islamic State militant group.

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Businessman Parasmal Lodha arrested by ED

The Enforcement Directorate has arrested a Kolkata-based businessman from Mumbai airport in connection with his links in swapping of more than Rs 25 crores of old notes with new notes involving Tamil Nadu sand mining baron Shekar Reddy and Delhi lawyer Rohit Tandon cases.

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Man Charged With Murder in Killing of Former Reality Show Contestant

When detectives went to his family's home in the 5000 block of West 106th Street on Tuesday, they found Naegle's body in a shallow grave. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, though the L.A. Relatives asked if the two had left the restaurant together early Sunday, and he told them that had gone off on her own. Since police also found footage of the former reality star getting in Rogers' SUV hours before she was killed, cops are searching the auto for evidence and believe that Jackie may ...

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Storms make for a white Christmas, hard travel

Lesser amounts are forecast below 9000 feet. For last minute lunchtime shoppers, you are more likely to get rain showers than snow showers, although some light snow is possible, especially to the north and west of I-295. These drastic changes in the weather make it tough to wake up with a blanket of snow on the ground Christmas morning. If you are planning to travel, stay tuned to the forecast.

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Police foil Christmas Day Melbourne 'terror plot'

Victorian and Australian Federal Police executed the raids on Thursday night, targeting five addresses in suburbs in Melbourne's north; Flemington, Meadow Heights, Dallas, Campbellfield and Gladstone Park. Ashton said there would be an increased police presence for the Boxing Day Test at the MCG and over the new year period, but there was no longer any direct threat.

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Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF)

Hancock Holding Co. now owns 24,059 shares of the company's stock worth $774,000 after buying an additional 410 shares in the last quarter. 0 shares were traded on Capital Bank Financial Corp.'s last session. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in shares of WSFS Financial Corp.by 0.5% in the third quarter. The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 15th.

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Philippines president's claims of 'personally' killing criminals must be investigated

Gascon's remarks come just a day after the UN's high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said that Duterte should be investigated for murder. Duterte has variously denied or confirmed the allegations. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has responded to the challenge to investigate Duterte and the so-called Davao death squad (DDS), which has been linked to him in the past.

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Weather Warning Issued With 'Storm Barbara' Set to Hit Wrexham

Some of the hills south of Syracuse could see a fresh coating of snow before the precipitation changes over. Slick roads and low visibility can be expected for travelers before the snow tapers off Friday afternoon. "There's no chance of a white Christmas with those temperatures", Met Eireann Forecaster Gerry Murphy said. Snow continues into early portions of Christmas Eve, before tapering off by daybreak.

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Aleppo back under government control, says Syrian military

Long-awaited evacuations from eastern Aleppo began Thursday, but the process broke down the next day. People had been waiting in freezing temperatures since the evacuation halted on Tuesday, with dozens of buses stuck in the city. Syrian state media said on Tuesday evening that "differences among terrorist groups" were holding up the evacuations from Aleppo and from two rebel-besieged Shiite villages in the country's north, Foua and Kfarya.

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Trilateral 'Moscow Declaration' suggests broader ceasefire for Syria

The high-ranking Iranian official said Western countries and the sponsors of terrorists had a history of taking advantage of ceasefires to strengthen militants, and underlined the need for measures aimed at cutting support for terrorists. A Syrian monitoring group says 47 civilians have been killed in Turkish airstrikes on the Islamic State-held town of al-Bab. Russian doctors at the Russian Emergencies Ministry's mobile field hospital in Aleppo , who have helped more than 1,500 Syrian ...

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Syrian girl, 7, who tweeted during Aleppo siege is 'evacuated safely'

President Bashar al-Assad's government is waiting for the end of the evacuations so it can declare the completion of the offensive to recapture what had always been a rebel stronghold. The talks in the Russian capital, however, are likely to be overshadowed by the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey the previous night by an Ankara policeman, who after killing his victim cried out: "Don't forget Aleppo! ".

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Snowden still has contacts with Russian intelligence - US House report

His disclosure of the so-called PRISM program, for example - under which the federal government spies on foreigners by gathering data from USA internet providers - did not lead to the abandonment of that program, which is considered extremely valuable even though it incidentally collects some American data.

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United Nations likely to vote Friday on South Sudan arms embargo

Ban told the Security Council in a briefing that also featured UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien. Underscoring that the parties in South Sudan must be prevented from launching any military operation, particularly with the beginning of the dry season, Mr.

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US Judge Orders Opening of Search Warrant in Clinton Email Probe

California defense attorney E. Randal Schoenberg, who successfully sued to have a search warrant for Hillary Clinton's emails released , said on Tuesday that the order did not meet the standard of probable cause. He did note that key information regarding the FBI's justification for searching Weiner's laptop could have been redacted, adding that some important factors may be blacked out in the documents.

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Christmas Weather in Atlanta Area: Naughty or Nice Forecast?

The great Christmas getaway is under threat as 90mph winds are forecast to hit the United Kingdom just as the festive season commences. A YELLOW weather warning is in place in Omagh for three days in the run up to and including Christmas Day, with possible disruption caused by high winds and heavy rain .

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Woman and child die in house fire

Ms. Deloubes witnessed the attempt of the two women in escaping the house that had been at that point blazing, and stated that when the fire services had arrived at the scene, they were told to return back to their homes for their safety. A mother and her daughter from the Polish community, died after being trapped in a house fire in South Street, Braintree on Wednesday night. They were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but rescue teams were unable to get into the house to the woman ...

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Fingerprints of Tunisian suspect in Berlin attack found on truck door

The Berlin Christmas market where 12 people were killed on Monday by a suspected Islamist extremist who drove a truck into a crowd has reopened. On Wednesday, it was reported that police searched a refugee centre in Emmerich, west Germany, where Amri stayed a few months ago, as well as two apartments in Berlin .

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Trump's Jewish doctor says president's health doesn't matter

On doctor-patient nepotism: Bornstein told STAT that aside from a photo of him and Trump in his office, he didn't publicize their relationship or use his celebrity adjacency for any perks, and that he's only asked Trump for one thing: a job for his 18-year-old son volunteering with the campaign.

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Syria: Evacuation of Aleppo entering final phase, says Red Cross

Activists circulated photos on social media of families huddled around fires amid the sleet and snow. Ahmed Kara Ali, spokesman for the rebel group Ahrar al Sham that is involved in the evacuation negotiations, said that "large numbers" remained in the city, but it was hard to estimate exactly how many beyond the number being in the thousands.

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25000 evacuated from east Aleppo so far: Red Cross

Several buses and ambulances were eventually allowed to enter and leave Foah and Kefraya on Wednesday afternoon, and the ICRC said another four buses would evacuate people from the towns on Thursday. A few hours later another convoy of about 10 buses also left. "A very large, dangerous, hard and complex evacuation is going into its final phase today, namely from eastern Aleppo and the two villages, Fua and Kefraya".

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Japan approves 2017 defence budget of USD43.6 billion

However, increasingly tense territorial disputes with China have led to increased defence spending, while Japan is also on alert over the growing frequency of North Korean missile tests. However, despite Tokyo's increasing fear of Beijing and Pyongyang - and the rise in military spending that has come with it - Tokyo still spends less on its military as a percentage of GDP than most other countries, with the figure hovering at just one percent over the last twenty years, according to the ...

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Kate Middleton: 'Prince George caught opening Christmas presents'

The Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. Other members of the Royal family were also spotted heading into the palace, including Princess Beatrice and Zara and Mike Tindall .

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When is the Copeland by-election?

Copeland has historically been a safe Labour seat since its creation in 1983, but current national polls suggest "it may not be invulnerable to capture by another party", says The Independent . "On a personal level I've got a very cordial relationship". The ardent Remain campaigner, whose constituency voted Out, also said Britain needs a "Brexit that works for communities like Copeland".


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