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Missing woman found near Grand Canyon after 26-mile trek in snow

Kane County authorities say shortly after midnight Saturday morning Karen was found in a shack 26 miles away from where the family's vehicle was stranded on Thursday. Both were treated for frostbite. They rented a auto in Las Vegas and drove to visit southern Utah. The GPS system detoured them through forest service roads which were receiving heavy snow.

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Israeli PM, angered by anti-settlement United Nations vote, summons U.S. ambassador

Most countries view Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as illegal and an obstacle to peace. Mr Netanyahu described the move as "shameful". New Zealand, Venezuela, Malaysia, and Senegal said they reserved the right to move ahead with the vote. The office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in a statement in Arabic that the move is "a big blow for the Israeli political policy, a condemnation for settlements and consensus by the global community ...

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Israel well aware of United Nations resolution: Murray McCully

Earlier, Mr Trump, whose intervention on Thursday helped get a similar draft resolution withdrawn, promised that " things will be different " at the United Nations after he takes office on 20 January. It is rare for the USA ambassador to be summoned by Israeli government officials and even more unusual for the prime minister to meet directly with an envoy.

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Philippines To Get Slammed By Massive Typhoon

Communication lines have been cut in some areas, radio reports said. Evacuations were continuing on Christmas Day as the military and local governments sent trucks to clear people from coastal communities and other areas hit by landslides or flash floods in previous storms.

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Goodwill gesture: Pakistan frees 220 Indian fishermen

The fishermen were released in a "goodwill" gesture, Jail superintendent Hassan Sehto said. The freed fishermen were sent to Karachi's Cantt Railway Station from Malir District Jail and will be taken to Lahore via train. Relations between the two nations have plummeted since a deadly attack on an Indian army base in the disputed region of Kashmir in September, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

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Asylum seekers take control of Manus Island compounds

Photographs presented on Facebook by Iranian outcast Behrouz Boochani, who is among the refuge seekers hung on Manus Island, indicated what gave off an impression of being harm to a wreck range inside one of the mixes. "He has been blacking out up to several times a week in the past few weeks", Mr Rintoul said . "The department is not aware of any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and expresses its sympathies to his family and friends", it said in a statement.

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Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan

This left one policeman injured, and the suspect fatally shot. Amri had been missing since escaping after Monday's attack in central Berlin. A Europe-wide wanted notice had offered a 100,000-euro ($104,000) reward for information leading to Amri's arrest.

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Chile natural disaster prompts tsunami warning

The epicenter was on the southern part of Chiloe island, in a zone of several national parks. The epicenter of the quake was 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the town of Puerto Quellon. A much stronger magnitude 8.8 quake in February 2010 generated a tsunami and killed 524 people in Chile. A coastal evacuation order had limited the number of casualties.

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Ebola Vaccine Found To Be 100 Percent Effective In Trial

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were the countries hardest hit by the 2014-16 outbreak which made almost 29,000 people ill and killed more than 11,300. Initially engineered by scientists from Canada by the Public Health Agency, the V920 was licensed to Newlink Genetic Corporation at a time when the Ebola outbreak had hit its peak.

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United Nations demands end to Israeli settlements in new resolution as U.S. abstains

USA ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told the Security Council that the U.S. believes the settlements erode prospects for peace and stability in the region and said this position is longstanding. Last week, he nominated his close adviser, NY lawyer David Friedman, an outspoken supporter of Israel's settlements, as the ambassador to Israel. The White House has not commented on the Security Council vote.

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Russian Military Plane Disappears With Musicians From Aleksandrov Ensemble

The Tu-154 aircraft is not a civilian one and was en route to the Syrian port city of Latakia, an Emergency Ministry source told. It's likely not weather, nor terrorism ... The Alexandrov Ensemble is the official choir of the Russian military, and it also includes a band and a dancing company. The ministry said the area of the search effort will cover 10.5 square kilometers.

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USA warns Americans traveling to Egypt of attack threats

The citizens are suggested to avoid Western Desert and Sinai Peninsular beyond the resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt and Jordan to be avoided completely. In November 2015, a Jordanian police officer killed two US citizen trainers and wounded two others in a shooting at the Jordan International Police Training Center (JIPTC) outside Amman.

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Russia Says Its Airstrikes in Syria Have Killed 35000 Terrorists

In this regard, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who has presented himself as an ardent supporter of the Syrian regime, claimed that his country has become stronger than "any potential aggressor". As they finished sweeping through the main streets, soldiers moved into the smaller alleyways to check for bombs, an AFP correspondent in one district said.

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Israel settlements: Netanyahu orders United Nations ties review

The World Jewish Congress joined calls by lawmakers in Israel and the United States, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, urging the Obama administration to veto an anti-settlement resolution at the U.N. Israel has retaliated by recalling its ambassadors in New Zealand and Senegal. "The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace".

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BJP Kashmir Celebrates Vajpayee's Birthday as 'Good Governance Day'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed greetings to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and former PM and BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on their birthdays today. In the programme the speaker expressed their view regarding the life of Atal ji and also talked on the standards of the good governance which he formed during his tenure.

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Obama personally authorized USA abstention on United Nations vote over continued settlement concerns

The decision followed concerns raised by US President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sources claim that Cairo acted under pressure so as not to alienate the future Potus. "We exhausted every effort to pursue a two-state solution through negotiations, through direct discussions, through proximity discussions, through confidence-building measures, through a lengthy and exhaustive effort undertaken by Secretary Kerry earlier in the President's second term", ...

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China's aircraft carrier steams to Pacific Ocean with Chinese navy formation

Prior to the report, a Chinese naval formation consisting the said aircraft carrier, destroyers and frigates conducted training and testing missions last week. China's successful operation of the Liaoning is the first step in what state media and some military experts believe will be the deployment of domestically built carriers by 2020.

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Girl, 10, dies after suffering cardiac arrest on flight

It is understood a doctor and nurse were on board the Air Canada flight at the time and helped the crew assist the child. The Boeing 787-800 jet was west of County Mayo, in northwest Ireland, when the crew advised air traffic controllers that they needed to divert and land as soon as possible.

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German town to be evacuated on Christmas as WWII bomb is defused

Around 54,000 men, women and children will be evacuated from the center of Augsburg in southern Germany from 8am tomorrow. Families are told to leave all their possessions behind and move away to stay with family or friends outside the area.

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Palestinians hail United Nations resolution on Israeli settlements

USA ambassador to the United Nations , Samantha Power, explained that since 2011 when the US used its veto to kill a similar resolution , "circumstances have change dramatically" and that the Jewish settlements "put a two-state solution [with the Palestinian Authority] at risk".

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Pakistan threaten Israel with nuclear war in response to fake news

In a fake news published by AWDnews , it was said, that the former Defence Minister of Israel Moshe Ya'alon had said that Pakistan would be destroyed if it sent troops to Syria and interfered in the ongoing war. Apparently the minister was reacting to a threatening tweet from a fake handle; there is nothing on this from official Israel handles. Nevertheless, Pakistan - well-known for its nuclear brinkmanship and irresponsibility - can become even more unsafe for world peace and stability ...

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Queen Elizabeth forced to miss Christmas Day church service with 'heavy cold'

The Queen will laud the ordinary people of the United Kingdom who perform extraordinary tasks to become unsung heroes in her 64th Christmas Day speech to be broadcast on Sunday, 25 December. The Queen recorded her Christmas message in Buckingham Palace's regency room while seated at a desk decorated with a floral display and featuring a photograph of her with the Prince of Wales, released earlier this month to mark the end of the Queen's 90th birthday year.

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Grenade blast close to Philippines church, 13 hurt

Jay Virador of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate congregation. Police Superintendent Bernard Tayong, chief of the Midsayap municipal police, said there are indications that the target of the bombing were policemen positioned near a Catholic church where a nighttime traditional Christmas nativity Mass was being held.

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Russian Federation airstrikes killed 35000 Syria rebels since 2015

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday said that that a battalion of military police has been sent to maintain law and order in the liberated territories. Rouhani deemed the upcoming talks in Kazakhstan capital Astana a step forward and described the country a proper place for peace negotiations between Syrian government and opposition groups.

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Oil prices moved glacially, settled lower

Friday's session was the highest close for the WTI crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange since July 2015. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six rival currencies, slipped as investors took profits after its rise to a 14-year peak of 103.65 earlier this week.

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Russian military plane disappears on route from Sochi to Syria

Interfax news agency reportedly spoke to sources with knowledge of the incident who said the plane disappeared about 5:20am local time. "Tu-154 [aircraft] of the Defence Ministry departed from Sochi and disappeared from radars after some time".

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Obama personally authorized U.S. abstention on United Nations vote over continued settlement concerns

It was one of the harshest personal attacks by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Obama, coming in the final days of his presidency. A similar resolution was vetoed by the United States in 2011, and it remained uncertain if the measure would be adopted this time. Israel refused to recognise resolution 2334.

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CBI files case against officials of bank controlled by BJP MP

Except Yogesh and Dr Suresh Advani, the other four accused are officials of the Vaidyanath Cooperative Urban Bank Ltd (VCUBL). DNA reports the incident, adding that CBI has registered the case against the renowned the doctor along with 5 others.

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Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Flock To Mall At Robinson

Chicago Premium Outlets: This place in Aurora is open Saturday until 6 p.m., but closed Sunday. Open from 6 a.m.to 7 p.m. Which stores are even open? While several stores will have extended hours on Christmas Eve, Walmart made headlines for its decision to cut shopping hours short and close early at 6 p.m.

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How Late Is Target Open On Christmas Eve? Last-Minute Shoppers, Rejoice!

Albertsons : Stores close between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Christmas Eve. "We are just getting some gifts for mommy", says young shopper Henry Baker. In past years the store closed at 8 p.m. A shopper named Leslie from the San Fernando Valley said the way people shop on Christmas Eve was different than the rest of the year. Target is a wonderful retailer for last-minute holiday shopping , especially if you have clothing or beauty items to buy for the fashion and/or product-obsessed person in ...

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Obama faces blowback on UN-Israel vote

The Obama administration is preparing to let a resolution before the United Nations condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank pass, a move that a senior Israeli official called "shameful". Israel has expressed concern that Obama, who has had an icy relationship with Netanyahu, would take an audacious step in his last weeks in office to revive the peace process, but USA officials have said he has almost ruled out any major last-ditch effort to pressure Israel.

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Palestine's Hamas lauds, Israel rejects United Nations vote against settlements

Trump and Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu have both called for the resolution to be vetoed . The senior Israeli official said Israel remained concerned the resolution could still go ahead with another sponsoring country. The US had vetoed a similar draft resolution in 2011, saying it would further hinder Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The draft resolution , submitted by Egypt on Wednesday night, condemns the settlements as a violation of global law and as a hurdle to ...

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Stars react to Carrie Fisher's health crisis

The plane landed at LAX, where paramedics rushed on board and took Fisher to hospital, TMZ reported . "Sending love and light" to Fisher and her family. Todd Fisher, her brother, told Entertainment Tonight: "We certainly do not know her condition, that's why she is in ICU. I encourage everyone to pray for her".

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Area Malls Court Last Minute Shoppers One Final Time

Visit the Target website to find store hours for a certain store. The large stores will be open from 6am until 10pm on Christmas Eve and from 6am until 7pm on Boxing Day . Traditionally Christmas Eve is the busiest day for retailers, except in years when it falls on the weekend when Friday tends to set records. The larger ones will reopen from 9am until 6pm on Boxing Day .

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Broncos rule out Ward, Green, Derby for KC showdown

With Ward out, Kubiak said rookies Justin Simmons and Will Parks "are interchangeable" and will both play. The next season the '72 Dolphins went on to win the Super Bowl becoming the only team in National Football League history to have a truly flawless season.


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