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First operational 'Arrow 3' interceptor missiles delivered to IAF

Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile systems were transferred to Israel today during an impressive IAF ceremony and have entered into operational use within the IDF. The as-yet-to be deployed David's Sling is created to intercept medium-range missiles. The Defence Ministry said the US -funded Arrow 3 system, jointly developed by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries and USA firm Boeing Co., was handed over the Israeli Air Force.

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Russia Invites Trump to Send Aides to Syria Talks in Kazakhstan

He made clear that Damascus had no objections to the presence of United States representatives at the Astana talks scheduled to be held January 23-25. USA efforts to launch peace talks between the Syrian regime and opposition previous year failed to bear fruit. Russian Federation hopes that "cooperation on the Syria crisis and other problems connected to the fight against terrorism will be more effective" with the US under Trump than during Barack Obama's presidency, he said.

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Photos of Donald Trump wax replica released

In New York, his statue joins past presidents and important worldwide figures in the World Leaders Gallery. Visitors can now explore a replica of the White House Oval Office with a quite impressive "fake Trump " standing besides the USA flag and pictures of his family sitting on the famous desk.

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Dar goes to SC against Imran Khan

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Prime Minister's counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan to submit details of all gifts given between the members of the Sharif family under investigation. He added that if the court asked for such documents, details of the accounts will be provided. "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asserted that its him and his wife in the household and he has no dependents", Khan continued.

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Nikki Haley prepares for confirmation hearing Wednesday

Tom Udall of New Mexico that the Trump administration would impress upon the United Nations that any solution to global warming must not come at the U.S.'s expense. "I will never abstain when the United Nations takes any action that comes in direct conflict with the interests and values of the United States". The South Carolina governor affirmed that Russian actions in Syria amount to war crimes.

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HSBC to move 1000 staff from London to Paris after Brexit

This is possible if the government agree to a transitional arrangement where banks can continue to operate out of Britain and across the European Union after Brexit, in the hope that a favourable access deal is achieved in the interim. They were counting on Britain retaining access to Europe's single market which allows them to trade and sell all financial products from London. "We're not moving this year and maybe not even next year".

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Three Palestinians arrested under suspicion of bribing Israeli guard for permits

The government should leave open that possibility anyway to fend off global condemnation like the United Nations Security Council's anti-settlement resolution that the US allowed to pass last month, he said . " Jared is such a good kid and he'll make a deal with Israel that no one else can ", said Trump. In reference to some criticisms of the initiative of Paris , he clarified that the intention is not to tell the parties what they should do, but to contribute to the dialogue process and ...

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Donald Trump to use Lincoln Bible and childhood Bible at swearing

Aside from the Lincoln Bible, Trump will also be using the Bible presented to him by his mother upon his graduation of Sunday Church Primary School at First Presbyterian Church in NY in 1955. On the other hand, vice president-elect Mike Pence would take oath using The Reagan Family Bible. Trump will be administered the oath by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Trump warned against Israel embassy move

Over 40-plus years the United States has vetoed more than three dozen resolutions referring to "occupied Arab territories" and "the Palestinian question". The Palestinian leadership, too, has realised the changes that the Trump presidency could bring. Such a transfer would break with the consensus of the vast majority of the worldwide community, which does not recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Ministers, service chiefs arrive Borno over bombing of IDP camp

The worldwide organisation, whose officials were present at the Rann camp in Borno State when the incident occurred, said another 102 people were injured from the incident. "We are sending our helicopters to go and evacuate the innocently wounded victims for treatment", Irabor said. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had described the incident as unfortunate and highly regrettable.

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Turkish and Russian jets conduct first joint operation in Syria

Nine Russian and eight Turkish warplanes took part in the operation, Rudskoi said, adding the operation had been conducted in agreement with the Syrian regime, Rudskoi added. If the terrorists manage to capture the city, " a real genocide awaits its citizens ", Rudskoy said, adding that "the whole Deir ez-Zor population might be completely exterminated".

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Garth Brooks Clarifies Why He Won't Play Trump Inauguration

The country star said that after he was approached by billionaire Steve Wynn about the inauguration gig, Brooks chose to "leave it up to karma" but expressed interest in performing, saying, "It's always about serving". Garth ended up having three additional shows to play in OH at the same time as the inaugural festivities, but he is calling for Americans to come together in love and unity as we welcome a new president.

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Trump touts 'Bikers for Trump' coming to inauguration

In an interview with Fox & Friends, Cox claimed they will "form a wall of meat" if needed. Organizers offer merchandise for sale during a Bikers for Trump 2016 rally at Jergels Rhythm Grille in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, April 24, 2016. "We process requests in the order in which they were received, first come first serve", Litterst said, adding that permits were approved for both pro-Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators.

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EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Slams Johnson for Comment on EU Punishing UK

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has come under fire for comparing the French president to a Nazi prison guard giving "punishment beatings" to Britain for trying to "escape" the EU. "We can't negotiate it now but we can sketch it out in pencil, on the back of an envelope", he added. Brexit Secretary David Davis also mentioned the war during an interview on Wednesday and newspapers have reported May's speech on her Brexit strategy in martial language.

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TMC has vested interest in power-grid project, alleges BJP

State Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had been informed about the unrest. The villagers alleged that while leaving, the police opened fire at them. "If not, we would cut roads leading to Bhangar", said a member of the committee formed to protect the agricultural lands. She fought against the land acquisition drive of the CPI (M)-led government and finally succeeded in dislodging the Left Front government.

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How Presidential Commutations and Pardons Work

Her sentence was handed down in 1994 and amended two years later. Lauderdale County also has one individual to benefit from a commuted sentence from Obama. James Cartwright , who had been accused of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about contacts with reporters. The number of federal prisoners who have had their sentences commuted during Obama's presidency totals 1,385 individuals, though many of those who had their sentences shortened will spend several more years ...

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Congress veteran ND Tiwari joins BJP

Reports suggest that Tiwari made the switch after his son failed to get a ticket from the Samajwadi Party. Though the 91-year-old leader is no longer politically much active, his joining the saffron party is being seen as a boost to it ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly polls on February 15 due to his vast experience and stature.

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Penn State football announces homecoming game for 2017

The Nittany Lions' schedule is heavy on home games early on, as they host only four Big Ten teams this season. It's a somewhat historic announcement, as it will mark the latest point in the season in which a homecoming game will be played in Penn State history.

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William Onyeabor, Nigerian Funk Musician, Dead at 70

The album resulted in worldwide interest for the artist, who first produced synth music in the 1970s. Though William Onyeabor remained mostly a recluse, David Byrne organized high-profile tribute concerts to him in recent years, including shows at BAM, Fallon, and Central Park, that featured Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Dead Prez, Pharoah Sanders, and more.

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Explosion rips through military camp in Mali

Shops and schools near the Gao base closed because of the massive amount of dust caused by Wednesday's explosion, and Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita declared three days of national mourning. It was set up under a 2015 peace deal signed between the government and various militia and rebel groups following a French-led global military intervention that was launched in 2013 but which is still in place.

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Female employment hits an all-time high as wage growth rises

LONDON-Unemployment in the United Kingdom fell to an over 10-year low in the three months through November, but the number of people dropping out of the workforce rose sharply, data showed Wednesday, painting a mixed picture of the labor market as the year drew to a close.

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Moldova president hopes to cancel European Union association agreement

Speaking after talks with President Vladimir Putin in the Russian capital, Igor Dodon , who won an election in November against a pro-European opponent, said he is seeking "full reestablishment" of economic cooperation with Russia because the European Union deal did not bring promised trade.

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Iraqi army retakes eastern Mosul from Islamic State

The head of Iraq's special forces said on Wednesday his troops had recaptured all eastern areas of Mosul they were tasked with seizing from Islamic State, bringing nearly all of the east of the city under Iraqi military control. These forces are assisted by military advisers, warplanes, and drones from the US-led coalition. Iraqi security forces on December 30, 2016 began the second phase of their offensive against Islamic State militants in Mosul , pushing from three directions into ...

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Central Italy shaken by three quakes in one hour

According to the country's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, the epicenter of the quake was between L'Aquila and Rieti, the same area struck by a strong quake in August previous year. Rome's underground Metro service to L'Aquila was suspended, local media said . The region is about 100km northeast of Rome. According to the Associated Press, no injuries or deaths have been reported, but the shaking was felt as far away as Rome.

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1500-pound cow pulled from pool after homeowner hears it snort

Try a cow in a swimming pool. After finding the cow had fallen through a hole in the pool liner, the resident called 911, the fire department wrote. The fire department said the pool lining the cow broke through was advertised as being able to hold an elephant. Firefighters thought about trying to get the animal out by tying a rope around the animal's neck but determined it would not work because the cow was almost 1,500 pounds, the fire department said.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden granted extended stay in Russian Federation

He has been living in Russian Federation since 2013 when he got stuck in the transit area at a Moscow airport after the United States cancelled his passport. If he returned to America, he could face at least 30 years in jail for alleged violation of the Espionage Act. The White House said Tuesday that President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army private serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified military secrets to WikiLeaks.

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Kashmir valley remains cut off as snowfall continues

However, due to threat of avalanche and landslides coupled with continuous snowfall, the operation to put through the highway for traffic was being hampered. About 1500 vehicles, mostly trucks, are stranded on Qazigund stretch on the highway, the police official said adding, "Some passenger vehicles and trucks are also stranded from Jammu side of the highway".

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Kumar Vishwas joining BJP? Aam Aadmi Party rubbishes report

Party members are also exploring various options as Home Minister, Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh who is UP BJP secretary is also keen on contesting election from this seat. Sources in AAP said Vishwas had been sulking as he was initially not named as the star campaigner in Punjab, but he continues to play a critical role in campaigning.

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Israel cop killed during home demolition operation

An Israeli policeman was also killed after the Palestinian allegedly tried to ram his auto to protest the demolition. They said the driver was active in the Israeli Islamic Movement. An Israeli Arab lawmaker was also lightly hurt during the event. Many Palestinian communities in the area are subject to frequent demolitions and invasions, under the allegation of being illegally built, although many have been there before the establishment of Israel in historic Palestine in 1948.

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Southern drivers suspend strikes ahead of new talks

Nearly half of passengers, some 46 per cent, said their journey was delayed, with the company scoring just one star for punctuality as well as reliability, seat availability, frequency and value for money. Aslef's general secretary Mick Whelan said, "I am today proposing a new process to try and find a resolution to our industrial dispute with Southern".

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Donald Trump govt will put India in NSG, says Richard Verma

Saying that India faces a "daunting challenge" from these Pakistan-based terror groups, and hailing New Delhi's efforts to deal with the menace, the envoy said the world needs India's leadership in countering terrorism. A day after China came out strongly against U.S. on India's Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) bid, outgoing USA envoy Richard Verma has exuded confidence that the new Donald Trump government will be able to overcome the hurdle.

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Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes central Italy

There were no immediate reports of injuries in today's quake but some damage was reported at Amatrice when an aftershock measuring 3.2 on the scale hit some minutes after the main tremor. The quake occurred at a depth of 9 km. At least 308 people died when a magnitude 5.8 natural disaster struck near L'Aquila in 2009. An quake has struck Italy, shaking buildings in Rome and Florence just months after nearly 300 people were killed in one of the worst disasters in living memory.

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Taiwan carries out drills amid rising fears of Chinese invasion

Lu said in a statement that was posted on the foreign ministry's website on Saturday. "Any person should understand that in this world there are certain things that can not be traded or bought and sold", she told a daily news briefing.

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From London to Madurai and beyond: Tamilians protest against jallikattu ban

Tamil Nadu police have put almost more than 500 people in Jail in several places in Madurai District. The protest had done in a small town near Madurai called Alanganallur. Actor G.V. Prakash, singer-lyricist Arunraja Kamaraj and filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj joined supporters on ground on Tuesday. The Supreme Court has imposed a ban on the practice citing animal welfare issues.

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Floorball players and spectators flee gym in Czech Republic as roof collapses

The architect who designed the arena denied the 25 cm of snow on the roof could have caused the collapse, local media said. According to newspaper Blesk , seven local teams and one from overseas were in the complex during the incident, but all managed to escape unhurt.


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