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In recent months, Russian jets have increasingly flown in restricted areas in eastern Syria , violating long established agreements with the USA -led coalition. The encounter near Abu Kamal, one of the final areas where ISIS controls land in Syria , lasted some 40 minutes, Pickart said Thursday. A pair of United States warplanes intercepted two Russian Federation jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday.
  • Two Suspects Have Been Charged For The Murder Of Rapper Chinx

    Two Suspects Have Been Charged For The Murder Of Rapper Chinx

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    The 31-year-old rapper and a friend were sitting inside Pickens' Porsche and stopped at a red light near Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive when another vehicle pulled up. We're told a second suspect has been charged in connection to Chix's murder - 26-year-old Jamar Hill , who's facing the same charges as Homere. A native of Far Rockaway, Pickens was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group and was working on his debut studio album at the time of his death.
  • Children's Health Insurance Program on the back burner

    Children's Health Insurance Program on the back burner

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    The Children's Health Insurance Program funding fight shows no sign of ending as next week's spending deadline looms, and states and hospitals are mounting increasingly urgent pleas for action. "The short-term funding agreement to fund the government until December 22 only includes a patchwork measure", said the American Academy of Pediatrics in a statement.
  • World Bank to stop financing upstream oil, gas after 2019

    World Bank to stop financing upstream oil, gas after 2019

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    In 2010, the World Bank ceased to lend to coal-fired power plants and related projects . "We're determined to work with all of you to put the right policies in place, get market forces moving in the right direction, put the money on the table, and accelerate action", Mr.
  • Rep. Mo Brooks Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

    Rep. Mo Brooks Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

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    The congressman said that he was revealing his diagnosis to explain why he might not be able to cast his votes during next week's House votes, which would cover the Republican tax overhaul bill and an end of the year spending package that would prevent a government shutdown after December 22.
  • Ohio man tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex with minor

    Ohio man tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex with minor

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    Albert Maruna is charged with attempting unlawful sexual contact with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, possessing criminal tools and importuning . An Ohio college student is facing charges for allegedly offering chicken Alfredo and Sprite in exchange for sex with a teenage boy. Austintown police arrested him Tuesday afternoon.
  • AT&T Announces Project AirGig For Wireless Gigabit Home Internet

    AT&T Announces Project AirGig For Wireless Gigabit Home Internet

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    The tests are going well in both the rural and suburban areas, a sign that it's meeting its potential, AT&T said. "But it also stands alone as a radically innovative solution to bridge the global digital divide". It's a low-cost, low-impact way to put high-speed internet in areas that don't now have access to it. AT&T notes that there are now two tests for Project AirGig taking place.
  • Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

    Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

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    A blast at the gas distribution hub near Austria's Baumgarten an der March was caused by a flaw in the newly installed filtration system, a senior official at the hub's operator, Gas Connect Austria, said on Wednesday. Slovakia also confirmed that gas supplies from the Austrian hub had returned back to normal. Russian Federation pumped 85.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas via Ukraine in the first 11 months of this year, 16 percent more than in the same period of 2016.
  • Dennis Rodman proposes North Korea-Guam basketball game for peace

    Dennis Rodman proposes North Korea-Guam basketball game for peace

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    Chinese tourists make up roughly half of all visitors to South Korea, but since the ban numbers have dwindled considerably. "There is no question that China is extremely anxious about the downward spiral of the North Korean crisis", said Christopher Hill, former US ambassador to South Korea and the current dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
  • Kerala: Man who raped, stabbed Jisha 30 times, gets death

    Kerala: Man who raped, stabbed Jisha 30 times, gets death

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    A local court in Kerala's Ernakulam on Wednesday sentenced a migrant worker from Assam to death for raping and killing a 29-year-old Dalit woman, a brutal crime that triggered widespread protests in the state. The murder took place on April 28, 2016. The level of brutality in the attack sent shockwaves through India and was quickly compared to the fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in New Delhi in 2012.
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election

    Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election

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    Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas will conclude his current term but has chose to withdraw his reelection bid amid allegations of sexual misconduct and creating a hostile work environment, The Daily Caller News Foundation confirmed Thursday.
  • Pence delays Israel visit

    Pence delays Israel visit

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    The visit on December 17-19 of US Vice President Mike Pence to Israel and the region has been postponed "by a few days", according to a source in Jerusalem. Delaying the Jerusalem visit allows Pence to cast that vote if tax reform moves forward next week. An emergency summit of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was held in Istanbul on Wednesday, where Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "We shall not accept any role for the U.S.
  • Guterres ready to visit North Korea if opportunity arises

    Guterres ready to visit North Korea if opportunity arises

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    Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned against "sleepwalking" into a new war on the Korean peninsula. Guterres attended a press conference at the Japan National Press Club Thursday afternoon, where he gave his early evaluation of United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman's four-day visit to Pyongyang.
  • Blast rocks NY hub, suspect in custody

    Blast rocks NY hub, suspect in custody

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    Tourists visiting New York City as well as commuters all said that they felt safe in the city even after the pipe bombing at the Port Authority bus terminal. The injuries seem to have been minor, he said. Commuters underground near 40th Street and 8th Avenue began to flee after a loud, muffled sound was heard in the Port Authority subway station.
  • IDF Closes Gaza Crossings After Sixth Day of Rocket Attacks

    IDF Closes Gaza Crossings After Sixth Day of Rocket Attacks

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    The Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza now says the blast that killed two of its members was an accident. Tel Aviv: Israeli forces on Thursday bombed three Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip after projectiles were launched towards Israel a day earlier, the military announced.
  • Group says 262 journalists imprisoned worldwide, record high

    Group says 262 journalists imprisoned worldwide, record high

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    The Committee to Protect Journalists says the worldwide community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt , to improve press freedom conditions. Not only the report detect factual data, but also it documents the health conditions on journalists imprisoned. In Egypt and China , like Turkey , by far the most common type of charge against journalists is anti-state.
  • Amarnath not being declared a silent zone, NGT clarifies

    Amarnath not being declared a silent zone, NGT clarifies

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    It also claimed that such measures will help in ensuring that there is no adverse impact of noise on shivling so that pilgrims who visit later are also able to witness the natural formation. The Green panel court asked Amarnath Shrine Board to submit a status report on the infrastructure facilities to pilgrims in the first week of December.
  • Mandatory Aadhaar linking: SC reserves order, will pronounce judgment tomorrow

    Mandatory Aadhaar linking: SC reserves order, will pronounce judgment tomorrow

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    After dropping the December 31, 2017 deadline for linking bank accounts with Aadhaar, the government on Wednesday evening issued a new date for the same. has acknowledged that public at large will be inconvenienced due to this short deadline. The PMLA and its rules impose an obligation on "reporting entities" like banks, financial institutions and intermediaries to verify the identity of clients, maintain records and furnish information to the Financial Intelligence Unit of India (FIU-IND).