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Fire that spread to 140 buildings under control in Japan

Fire that spread to 140 buildings under control in Japan

Fire and rescue units from nearby prefectures were brought in to help and the blaze was finally brought under control late Thursday, more than 10 hours after it was detected. Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshu on the coast of the Sea of Japan. Ryuichi Yoneyama requested the Self-Defense Forces to dispatch SDF personnel for disaster relief. Read More

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Major Storm System Predicted For Weekend

Major Storm System Predicted For Weekend

Snow levels will drop through the day Saturday , allowing for the Albuquerque metro area to have a shot at seeing some snow overnight Christmas Eve into early Christmas Day. You may recall, we set a record high on Christmas Day previous year with a high of 74. The "Historical Probability of a White Christmas" map from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is available online now, and shows most of the Lower 48 states have less than a 10 percent chance of snow on December 25. Read More

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Australia, France to seal major military deal

Australia, France to seal major military deal

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, right, and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne listen to national anthems on the Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide in Sydney, Monday, Dec. The nuclear-powered Barracudas are to replace Australia's outdated diesel and electric-powered Collins submarines. Payne said it was "a critical milestone in delivering the regionally superior fleet of submarines". Read More

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Trump to name GOP rep budget director

Trump to name GOP rep budget director

Mr. Trump expressed his pride upon selecting Mr. Mulvaney as head of the budget system, saying that with his aid, they can take care of the over $20 trillion debt the United States is now in, and he will professionally and wisely manage future spending so as to salvage the nation from "drowning in red ink". Read More

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Crude Production Drop and a Less Frothy Dollar Help Stabilize Oil Prices

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for January rose 8 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $51.98 per barrel on its second to last day as the front-month. As for the longer term, Goldman cut its price forecasts for 2018 on expectations that cost deflation, productivity gains, and upstream investment will pick up in 2017 as the price stabilizes around $55-$60 per barrel; and in 2019, the bank believes Brent will hover at $58 per barrel, compared previous estimates of $63, a level at which it is ... Read More

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Donald Trump takes final victory lap in Alabama

Donald Trump takes final victory lap in Alabama

For nearly a month, President-elect Donald Trump has traveled across the country in a show of appreciation to his supporters. Mr. Krugman had suggested in a Twitter post on Friday that Mr. Trump has been making stops across the country, going to key states like North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, that helped him clinch the election. Read More

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Constitution of India is supreme: J-K govt

Constitution of India is supreme: J-K govt

Our position is based on the principles enshrined in the treaty. "And the treaty must be honoured in.letter and spirit", Pakistan daily the Dawn quoted special assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Tariq Fatemi, as saying. The Indus Waters Treaty 1960 is seen as one of the most successful worldwide treaties and has withstood frequent tensions between India and Pakistan, including conflict. Read More

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Magnitude 7.9 natural disaster hits east of Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 7.9 natural disaster hits east of Papua New Guinea

It said tsunami waves reaching 3ft-9ft (1m-3m) high were possible along the coasts of Papua New Guinea, while waves in other areas, including the Solomon Islands, were likely to be less than 1ft (30cm) high. It was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 but has since been revised to 7.9. There were no immediate reports of damage, though officials were still assessing the situation, he added. Read More

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Militants rob Rs 11 lakh from bank in Pulwama

Militants rob Rs 11 lakh from bank in Pulwama

Robbery cases have surged in the valley since the PM Narendra Modi on November 8 annnounced to demonetize the higher denomination currency notes. They decamped with almost Rs 10 lakh from the bank. Prior to that on November 21, suspected militants robbed a bank in Chrar-e-Sharief area of central Kashmir's Budgam district, decamping with almost Rs 13 lakh cash. Read More

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Indonesia, India to Promote Islam as Religion of Peace

Indonesia, India to Promote Islam as Religion of Peace

He also welcomed Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia's decision to commence direct flights between Jakarta and Mumbai as it would help boost people-to-people contacts. They also called upon all countries to work towards eliminating terrorist safe havens and infrastructure, in disrupting terrorist networks and financing channels, and stopping cross-border terrorism. Read More

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South Korea: Thousands protest to demand President Park Geun-Hye's immediate resignation

Yesterday's (Dec. 9) impeachment ballot of the country's first female leader came after millions of people took to the streets to protest in united fury for weeks on end. At a cabinet meeting after the vote, Park apologised for any "negligence" - although she has previously denied any wrongdoing. People react after impeachment vote on South Korean President Park Geun-hye was passed, in front of the National Assembly in Seoul , South Korea, December 9, 2016. Read More

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Officer Shot in Tennessee While Trying to Serve Warrant

Officer Shot in Tennessee While Trying to Serve Warrant

Police said Hardesty, 43, is a parolee out of NY. The tip indicated there was possible drug activity in the room and a robbery being planned. McBride then walked toward the bathroom door inside the motel and spotted Hardesty. McBride has worked for the agency for three years. McBride is expected to undergo surgery later Tuesday. Luu is on routine administrative assignment during the preliminary investigation into the shooting. Read More

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Pentagon chief announces 200 more US troops for Syria

Troops identified by Syrian Democratic forces as members of USA special operations are seen May 25, 2016 near the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa on May 25, 2016. "This is a complex mission that will take time to accomplish but I'm confident that ISIL's days in Mosul are numbered", Carter said , using an alternative acronym for the militant group. Read More

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Legalize pot sales for 18 and older

Canada should allow people aged 18 and up to buy recreational marijuana through a wide range of retail options, according to a government-commissioned report that lays out groundwork for legalising the drug. The report says recreational pot should not be sold in the same location as tobacco and alcohol, and production should be monitored with a "seed to seed" tracking system to prevent diversions to the black market. Read More

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