• British woman jailed for THREE years for bringing painkillers into Egypt
British woman jailed for THREE years for bringing painkillers into Egypt

Plummer had claimed the painkiller, legal in the United Kingdom but banned in Egypt, was for her Egyptian partner, to treat his back pain. Ms Plummer's family told The Times that she was prevented from bringing her trusted translator into the hearing.

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  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account suddenly vanishes; has reappeared once again
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account suddenly vanishes; has reappeared once again

Julian Assange's Twitter account disappeared from the site, returned, and now there's a bouncing baby Corgi up top. Visitors to his Twitter account were greeted with "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!" message, and it stayed that way nearly overnight.

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  • Up to 20 cm of snow expected across GTA on Christmas Eve
Up to 20 cm of snow expected across GTA on Christmas Eve

Communities along the immediate coast of west Vancouver Island, such as Tofino, can expect the snow to be mixed with rain at times and lesser snowfall accumulations. According to the The Weather Network, Toronto will be the snowiest city in the world for a brief period on Christmas Eve with the expected accumulation.

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  • Russia Won't Let Prominent Putin Critic Run For President After All
Russia Won't Let Prominent Putin Critic Run For President After All

There is no need for a wide use of the Russian armed forces in Syria but Russia will continue pinpoint anti-terrorist efforts if need be, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. Sorokina said she was "a little bit scared". "Their dissatisfaction, although not very focused at this point, is a factor the Kremlin is anxious about", she ...

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  • North Korea: Trump praises latest United Nations sanctions over missiles
North Korea: Trump praises latest United Nations sanctions over missiles

The sanctions proposed by the United States include capping exports of kerosene, gasoline and other refined petroleum products to North Korea at 500,000 barrels a year from January. The latest happened in the end of November, when North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed in Japanese waters. Against that backdrop,...

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  • What to expect from Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's reception tonight
What to expect from Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's reception tonight

Bollywood director Kunal Kohli had shared a picture of the invite on his Twitter handle. It seems like the buzz around Virushka's wedding has refused to die down and the duo is all set to throw another reception bash for industry friends and cricketing colleagues on Tuesday.

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  • Jadhav's family meets Sushma Swaraj after reaching India
Jadhav's family meets Sushma Swaraj after reaching India

His wife and mother returned on Tuesday morning after meeting the convicted Jadhav from behind a glass barrier at the Pakistan foreign ministry in Islamabad for the first time since his arrest in March 2016. Following the meeting, Pakistan released the confessional video of Jadhav in which he is heard admitting to crossing over into Pakistan. P...

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  • BJP stakes claim to form government in Gujarat
BJP stakes claim to form government in Gujarat

Rupani and Mr. Nitin Patel after party observers Arun Jaitley and Saroj Pandey named them at a meeting with top leaders and elected representatives. However, the party's tally this time came down by 16 seats, from 115 seats in 2012 to 99 seats in 2017. The Congress Party trailed in second with 77 seats, followed by the Bharatiya Tribal Party (t...

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  • Prayers Up: Erica Garner On Life Support After Suffering A Heart Attack
Prayers Up: Erica Garner On Life Support After Suffering A Heart Attack

Erica Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes, told The New York Times on Monday that the 27-year-old was in a medically induced coma. Upon hearing the sad news of Erica Garner , friends and supporters went on Twitter to send their prayers out to her and the family.

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  • Pak-China-Afghan trilateral meeting stresses over talks with Taliban
Pak-China-Afghan trilateral meeting stresses over talks with Taliban

Hailing China a reliable partner of Afghanistan, Rabbani said his country was ready to actively participate in the Belt and Road Initiative, and enhance cooperation with China in areas of interconnectivity, infrastructure and energy. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif emphasised that peace is the collective goal of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan while ...

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  • Mumbai gets India's first ever air- conditioned local train
Mumbai gets India's first ever air- conditioned local train

The AC local is one of the most anticipated trains as nearly 38 lakh commuters who hold passes travel on WR every day. Unlike the usual "local" trains in Mumbai that feature commuters precariously hanging out of open doors, their air-conditioned counterparts will have automatic doors that shut completely before the rake begins pulling out of th...

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  • Serena Williams to return in Abu Dhabi next week
Serena Williams to return in Abu Dhabi next week

It is nearly a year since Williams won the Australian Open title, later revealing she was pregnant with her first child, Alexis Olympia who was born in September . Williams has not played since winning the Australian Open in January while eight weeks pregnant. She is scheduled to face the reigning French Open champion, Latvia's...

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  • Cold, snow, bitter wind expected throughout the rest of the week
Cold, snow, bitter wind expected throughout the rest of the week

Cold temperatures are expected Christmas Day and the rest of the week, and a possible coastal storm may bring snow Thursday night and Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory lasting until noon Tuesday as the season's coldest temperatures combine to produce unsafe wind chill values.

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  • President Trump kicks off Mar-a-Lago stay, tax reform accomplished
President Trump kicks off Mar-a-Lago stay, tax reform accomplished

Comcast did the same for more than 100,000 of its employees, a result of tax reform and the demise of so-called net neutrality rules. A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll had 63 percent of respondents believing that the bill was created to benefit corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

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  • Trump wishes Americans a Merry Christmas
Trump wishes Americans a Merry Christmas

Trump decided not to stay in Washington DC for Christmas but made a decision to relocate to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida , yesterday. He also squeezed in time for golf, time with family and time for church. The church-the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea-was where the couple got married in 2005.

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  • Blue passports could have been re-introduced without Brexit, Government admits
Blue passports could have been re-introduced without Brexit, Government admits

British passports will ditch the standard burgundy European Union passport design and switch back to the country's "iconic" blue and gold coloring after Brexit , Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis said Friday. The design changed in 1988, with the last blue passport given out in 1993 . Mr Lewis said he felt the new design would help Britain ...

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  • Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour
Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour

The church was decorated with colourful buntings and balloons and it wore a festive look. Christmas prayers were held in several other churches of the Valley including in Baramulla and Gulmarg. "I hope that the holy occasion is an omen of communal harmony, love for humanity & compassion for all across the world". In the Holy Family Catholic Chu...

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  • Winter Weather Advisory issued for Weston
Winter Weather Advisory issued for Weston

Sunday through 7 p.m. Monday. West wind will be strong enough to carry snow to the east side of the state Christmas day, especially in the afternoon. Snow and blowing snow, with winds gusting as high as 45 miles per hour, is expected. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday only near 10 with wind chills near -10.

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  • Pit bull attack leaves woman dead, husband injured, police say
Pit bull attack leaves woman dead, husband injured, police say

Her husband was able to shoot both dogs, killing one. The sheriff's department said a caller had reported his brother and sister-in-law were attacked by two of their neighbour's dogs. Bell County sheriff has warned residents to be on the lookout for the injured brown pit bull which managed to get away. Johnny's brother lives next door and came to...

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  • At least four displaced by Christmas morning fire
At least four displaced by Christmas morning fire

The preliminary cause is accidental, as a result of an electrical failure, fire officials said. Ostroskey's office, Abington police and fire officials and the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office are investigating the cause of the fire.

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