• Cloudy Christmas, a few showers possible
Cloudy Christmas, a few showers possible

We aren't expecting much in the way of rain, though an isolated sprinkle to a little drizzle can not be completely ruled out. No rain, no snow, no worries this Christmas. Light rain mixing with snow at times could create some slick spots on the roadways. "It's definitely a concern for travel", Wheeler said. "There's patches, but it's pretty muc...

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  • Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces
Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

But Ankara says the USA and the Kurdish YPG fighters didn't live up to their end of the deal and that it would start an offensive in eastern Syria to drive out the militia. Last week, the USA approved the sale of $3.5 billion in missiles to Turkey, after American outrage over Ankara's major arms purchase from Russian Federation.

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  • North Korea ordered to pay $500M to family of Otto Warmbier
North Korea ordered to pay $500M to family of Otto Warmbier

Warmbier, a 22-year-old studying at the University of Virginia, was arrested for "hostile acts aimed to subvert the country" after he allegedly stole a signer bearing a slogan of the ruling Korean Workers' Party during a trip to North Korea.

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  • US military tracking Santa despite partial government shutdown
US military tracking Santa despite partial government shutdown

In addition to tracking Santa's current location via satellite imagery, there's a real-time counter of how many gifts he's delivered so far. -Canadian operation based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that protects the skies over both countries - has taken over the Santa tracker since the tradition started.

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  • Chris Johnson's Forecast | A few festive flakes could fly Christmas Day
Chris Johnson's Forecast | A few festive flakes could fly Christmas Day

Skies will clear up later in the day on Monday . 'A lot of cloud on the map, an east-west split to the weather. He said: "We could see some lingering fog patches across France, into the United Kingdom as well and a bit of patchy rain and drizzle could come from that cloud, and across into Scandinavia, snow across western Norway and brighter co...

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  • Sharif lands in jail again
Sharif lands in jail again

In July , a lower court sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in jail, Maryam Nawaz to seven years and her husband Captain (retired) Safdar to a year in prison in connection with the Avenfield case. The former ruling party - the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz - had threatened to start a mass protest movement and disrupt parliamentary business if its...

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  • Thousands evacuated after 'loud crack' in Sydney tower
Thousands evacuated after 'loud crack' in Sydney tower

Emergency services were called to the Olympic Park site on Monday afternoon following reports residents had heard and seen cracking in a wall throughout the morning. "A few days ago the doors looked different". The website for the Opal Tower says the building has 392 apartments, commercial spaces, a childcare centre and community centre.

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  • Acting U.S. attorney general won't recuse himself from Russian Federation probe
Acting U.S. attorney general won't recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

On another occasion, Trump reportedly lashed out at Whitaker after NY prosecutors said Michael Cohen acted at Trump's direction when he committed two election-related crimes during the 2016 presidential campaign. The 20-page memo, sent in June while Barr was in private practice and months before he was selected by Trump for the Justice Departme...

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  • Yellow Vest Protesters Across France Exceed 38,000
Yellow Vest Protesters Across France Exceed 38,000

At some point, one of the policemen appeared to pull his weapon out on charging protesters. A driver died in southern France on Friday when their auto hit a truck at a roundabout that was blocked by " Yellow Vest " protesters, French local authorities said .

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  • At least 373 killed in Indonesian tsunami
At least 373 killed in Indonesian tsunami

A child could also be seen wandering through the crowd. The death toll from an Indonesian tsunami has risen past 280 with more than 1,000 people injured. "Hopefully, those who are left have patience". "This is like suddenly dropping a bag of sand in a tub filled with water", he said. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said it is monitoring...

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  • United States government shutdown set to last through Christmas
United States government shutdown set to last through Christmas

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Most critical U.S. security functions remain operational, but 800,000 federal workers are impacted, with many furloughed just d...

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  • Trump tells Erdogan Syria all yours, we are done
Trump tells Erdogan Syria all yours, we are done

Turkey is massing troops near a town in northern Syria held by a Kurdish-led force backed by the USA, a war monitor and Turkish media have said. "During a conversation I had with Mr. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Iran as Syria's southeastern neighbor and backer of Lebanon-based Hezbollah forces not to exploit Trump's...

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  • Democrat California rep. agrees with President's withdraw of troops from Syria
Democrat California rep. agrees with President's withdraw of troops from Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the withdrawal of USA troops from Syria will not influence his country's determination to "act against Iran's attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria ". Mr Macron said during a visit to Chad: 'I very deeply regret the decision made on Syria . Turkey already has troops in northwester...

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  • Weather: Overnight rain-snow mix could spell slick commute
Weather: Overnight rain-snow mix could spell slick commute

Fog is forecast for the north of England and parts of Scotland, with the potential for brief downpours on Monday. The wet and windy conditions will pose a risk to drivers, with excessive rain accumulating on the ground. In the east of the country is will be drier, but temperatures are set to be colder, with day time highs of between 35F and 41F (...

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  • Google's Santa Tracker Now Offers the Gift of Games
Google's Santa Tracker Now Offers the Gift of Games

So, remind your boys and girls to stay on their best behavior because Santa will be here in just a few days. The organization confirmed on Twitter that it will continue to track Santa this year to ensure all Christmas gifts are delivered safely.

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  • UNGA adopts Ukraine's resolution on human rights violations in Crimea
UNGA adopts Ukraine's resolution on human rights violations in Crimea

Russian Federation has deployed over a dozen fighter jets to Ukraine amid rising tensions between the countries. Ukraine subsequently imposed martial law in the country, and Mr Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel , he hoped the German leader could use her influence to calm the situation.

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  • Israel sees limits of Trump support with Syria pullout
Israel sees limits of Trump support with Syria pullout

USA troops will leave under the auspices of a new Pentagon chief set to start next month, after Jim Mattis resigned from the post citing key differences, including on Syria, with the often-impulsive Trump. Last week, however, Erdogan announced plans to start a new military operation in Syria and then chose to delay it after Trump's announceme...

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  • Indonesia tsunami: Wave crashes into pop concert by local band Seventeen
Indonesia tsunami: Wave crashes into pop concert by local band Seventeen

TV footage showed roads blocked by debris from damaged houses, overturned cars and fallen trees. Some members of the band are still missing, according to Reuters. The wall of water swept away hundreds of homes, and left at least 160 people dead. "We lost our bassist Bani and our road manager Oki". Late Sunday afternoon the disaster agency had...

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  • Donald Trump concedes on wall funding, not steel slatted fencing
Donald Trump concedes on wall funding, not steel slatted fencing

That will change in January when the House comes under Democratic control. How long is the shutdown expected to last? That $1.6 billion would only be $300 million more than the amount that both parties in the Senate approved in a temporary funding bill on Wednesday, only for Trump to reject it.

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  • Emmanuel Macron expresses 'deep regrets' on US Syria withdrawal
Emmanuel Macron expresses 'deep regrets' on US Syria withdrawal

On Saturday, CBS News reported , citing sources, that McGurk had resigned over his strong disagreement with Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria . Washington began air raids in Syria in 2014, a year before U.S. ground troops moved in to fight the ISIL group and train Syrian rebels in the war-ravaged country.

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