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Defence sources called it a " tactical retaliatory strike ", decided at a local level by the brigade commander. "The operation was planned in less than 24 hours as a strong message had to be sent", sources said. On Saturday, Pakistan troops infiltrated nearly 400 metres across the Line of Control to target Indian Army soldiers, sources said. The Monday deaths take the Pakistani casualty toll to five in two days.
  • Erdogan: No role for 'terrorist' Assad in Syria

    Erdogan: No role for 'terrorist' Assad in Syria

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    Why? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on an official visit to Tunis, had harsh words for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, calling him a "terrorist" responsible for the deaths of "nearly a million Syrians". Erdogan thanked the government and people of Tunisia for their support to Turkey following the defeated coup attempt past year. "It was a privileged occasion during which we exchanged points of view on the main topics of common interest", Essebsi said, adding that "this visit ...
  • Infant dies after father bent him in half

    Infant dies after father bent him in half

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    Doctors at Phoenix Children's Hospital told police the infant suffered lacerations to his liver and pancreas, a wrist fracture and pattern bruising on his thigh. "Robert stated he used approximately 65 percent of his strength to place pressure on the victim and did not release pressure until the victim had stopped moving and was limp", according to the probable cause statement .
  • Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to nation: Jaitley

    Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to nation: Jaitley

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    As it met at 2 p.m, Leader of the House Arun Jaitley made a statement saying that Prime Minister Modi "did not question nor did he mean to question the commitment of Manmohan Singh or (former Vice President) Hamid Ansari ". Jaitley also said that the BJP holds Singh and former Vice President Hamid Ansari "in high esteem". "So we totally disassociate ourselves with statement or comment made against PM during election, there is no scope for any derogatory remarks against PM", Azad added.
  • Teens Who Dropped Sandbag From Overpass Charged With Murder

    Teens Who Dropped Sandbag From Overpass Charged With Murder

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    He was in the passenger seat of a vehicle on I-75 in Toledo when a sandbag came smashing through the windshield. Marquise Byrd, 22, died in a Toledo-area hospital following a critical injury sustained after he was struck by the sandbag. The teens denied the charges of felonious assault at a detention hearing on Wednesday. Byrd's cousin, Shaveontae King, described him as an "energetic, outgoing and lovable" person, who treated her like a sister.
  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh not happy about schedule by the NFL

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh not happy about schedule by the NFL

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    The Ravens have already faced smaller home crowds this season . In addition to Ravens-Bengals, Bills-Dolphins and Jaguars-Titans were flexed for the AFC. Harbaugh, missing or ignoring the point about competitive integrity, added, " I don't know what their considerations are at the league office, and why they do what they do ".
  • Man gets revenge on 'Grinch' who stole Christmas decorations

    Man gets revenge on 'Grinch' who stole Christmas decorations

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    So he got an idea for some lighthearted revenge. So Lamkin chose to replace the stolen decorations with something unconventional - pictures of the thief himself. News outlets have blurred the man's face due to an ongoing investigation surrounding the theft, but the thief's face is unobstructed to those who pass Lamkin's yard.
  • Malegaon blast case: MCOCA charges against Sadhvi, Purohit go

    Malegaon blast case: MCOCA charges against Sadhvi, Purohit go

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    However, Special NIA judge S D Tekale dropped organised crime charges against them under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act ( MCOCA ), which is punishable by up to life in prison. The Maharashtra Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad had arrested 11 people in the case in November 2008. Opening the doors for their release on bail, it further said that the trial court should decide their bail plea on merit and without applicability of MCOCA, preferably within one month.
  • An Irishman has died in Australia after being stabbed

    An Irishman has died in Australia after being stabbed

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    He is survived by his wife and two small children. Dad-of-two Charlie McCarthy, 32, was with his wife Nicole waiting for a taxi in East Freemantle, Perth, on December 23 when a fight broke out nearby between two fishermen. "The Aghada parish also offered their condolences to Mr McCarthy saying their thoughts were with the family."So sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie McCarthy of Upper Aghada who lived in Perth with his young family".
  • Extreme cold follows big dump of lake effect snow

    Extreme cold follows big dump of lake effect snow

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    Forecasters say even more unsafe conditions likely will develop Wednesday night and into Thursday. Meanwhile, a wind chill advisory is in effect for much of the Buckeye State through this morning. There's a wind chill advisory for the higher elevations of St. Lawrence County from 1 a.m until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. More snow was possible Friday, followed by a return of cold air for the weekend, forecasters said.
  • Erie smashes snowfall record with flakes still falling

    Erie smashes snowfall record with flakes still falling

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    The previous record for December 25 was 8.1 inches, set in 2002, and the previous single-day snowfall record was 20 inches, set on November 22, 1956. It warned motorists about "dangerous and impassable" roads and urged residents to stay off streets until the snow stops and roads can reopen.
  • Weather warning of ice issued

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    We've had the first official white Christmas since 2014, and there's more snow to come. "An area of heavy rain will extend northeast across the area later on Tuesday, easing from eastern areas on Wednesday", the Met Office said. The Met Office issued a new weather warning for ice yesterday with conditions expected to continue to affect untreated surfaces. Forecaster Marco Petagna said Christmas Day evening and overnight would see some wet and wintry weather working its way east ...
  • TI spends $20000 in 30 minutes on single mothers at Christmas

    TI spends $20000 in 30 minutes on single mothers at Christmas

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    The man asked them to follow him to the back of the store where the more expensive items, such as electronics could be found. Along with the presents he also hugged numerous single mothers, who were, of course, grateful. We, the lucky few and a lot more who are seeing this news wish you well T.I. Hope you have an wonderful year, Merry Christmas. I'll catch up with you next year! From me and mines, to you and yours.
  • 'She's on verge of mental breakdown'

    'She's on verge of mental breakdown'

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    Plummer's family has since spoken to British newspapers explaining that she bought the painkillers for her Egyptian partner who is living in Hurghada. Her family had been told that she could face up to 25 years in jail, with one lawyer even mentioning the death penalty. Speaking on BBC television, her sister Jayne Synclair said: "She's on the verge of a mental breakdown.It's just horrendous".
  • Sydney to Hobart: Wild Oats XI pips Comanche in race record

    Sydney to Hobart: Wild Oats XI pips Comanche in race record

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    The yacht was overtaken by Black Jack, the first boat out of Sydney Heads on Tuesday, and the 24-meter (80-foot) Hong Kong boat, Beau Geste, the only non-super maxi in the top five. With AP Photos.A protest could change the result of the line honors victor in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race after eight-time champion Wild Oats XI crossed the finish line first in a tight duel with LDV Comanche over the final three hours.
  • Pair of quakes shakes Santa Clara County

    Pair of quakes shakes Santa Clara County

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    The U.S. Geological Survey says a pair of minor earthquakes just a few hours apart rattled the San Jose area in central California. This is the second in the last 10 days, in the past 30 days nine quakes have been reported and in the last 365 days, 419 of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred nearby.
  • Angola's First Satellite Launches Into Space on Zenit Rocket

    Angola's First Satellite Launches Into Space on Zenit Rocket

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    The rocket rolled out to its launch pad in Kazakhstan on Sunday aboard a specially-designed rail vehicle. Roscosmos representatives originally reported that Zenit-2SB rocket carrier delivered the satellite into orbit successfully. AngoSat 1 weighs 1,055kg and has 262kg of serviceable load. It will be in a test period until March, officials have said. Being the backbone of the project, Russian Federation wanted to execute the launch with its new heavy-lift Angara rocket but eventually settled ...
  • TV actress, sister orphaned in horror fiery crash

    TV actress, sister orphaned in horror fiery crash

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    The male driver was killed upon impact. The head-on Boxing Day crash near Ulladulla left three people dead after a four-wheel-drive crossed the road and collided with a vehicle carrying the Falkholt family, police believe. The number of road fatalities in the state since December 15 has reached 21, an increase of 14 people compared to past year. Former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt is fighting for her life after a horror crash that killed both her parents.
  • South Korea creates North Korea nuclear monitoring team

    South Korea creates North Korea nuclear monitoring team

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    Baik Tae-hyun, spokesman of South Korea's Unification Ministry, expressed hope on Wednesday that the continuing campaign of sanctions and pressure will eventually force North Korea into "making the right decision" and engaging in dialogue over its nuclear program.
  • LDV Comanche leading Wild Oats XI in Sydney to Hobart race

    LDV Comanche leading Wild Oats XI in Sydney to Hobart race

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    Just minutes into the race, Comanche appeared to wave its red protest flag after a near collision with Wild Oats Eleven heading out of Sydney Harbour. Fourteen hours into the contest, and the annual 628 mile Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race 2017 - the 73rd to be staged - has been giving us object lessons in knowing when to avoid trouble even if it means short term loss, and then putting the foot to the floor when the road is clear and straight.
  • Saudi-led airstrikes claim 136 lives in 10 days in Yemen

    Saudi-led airstrikes claim 136 lives in 10 days in Yemen

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    The king also briefed Mr. Trump on Saudi Arabia's plan to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen . The missile had targeted a "meeting of the leadership of the Saudi regime in al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh", during which Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was expected to discuss the kingdom's annual budget, Al Masirah said.