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World News First night of Hanukkah illuminates deeper meaning
Author: 0 First night of Hanukkah illuminates deeper meaning

Local Jewish militias repelled the attack, and reinstalled the teir temple. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem that had been defiled after the Maccabean Revolt. They don't wager their sweets. Some like it sweet while others like it savoury. "He has a dreidel he plays with at home ", Bringman said. For example in one Yiddish version of the game, נ (Nun) stands for nisht "nothing" and is the draw role; nothing happens.

World News U.S. to announce NK sanctions after legal process: White House
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The White House Press Secretary was asked to cite a specific story that she says is intentionally false, that was intentionally put out there to mislead the American people. "They do!" exclaimed someone else in the room. Critics of the administration have fumed at what they view as an effort to discredit the press by casting stories the president doesn't like as "fake news".

World News Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House
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US President Donald Trump is sending astronauts back to the Moon. Pence, during the first meeting of the National Space Council in October, said the Trump administration "will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond".

World News Nasser Al-Khelaifi: 'Real Madrid tie will be magic'
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Shakhtar Donetsk will face AS Roma, while defending champions, Real Madrid booked a titillating face-off with Neymar's Paris Saint Germain . "I don't know because in January you have to wait the right time to adapt new players in our idea of football".

World News Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Jerusalem
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Israel has long claimed all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital, while the Palestinians see the annexed eastern sector of the city as the capital of their future state. "The US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is invalid and constitutes a unsafe breach of worldwide law and UN Security Council resolutions", reads the document, adopted as a result of an emergency ministerial meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

World News Palestine's Abbas will not meet with US VP
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Amid indications that Mr Abbas may withdraw from a planned meeting later this month, a White House aide said Mr Pence "still plans to meet with Abbas as scheduled" and "believes it would be counterproductive for him to pull out of the meeting".

World News Weather delay: First snow arrives … several hours late
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Snowstorm Benji is making its way from the South to the Northeast, after blanketing Florida, Texas and Alabama with record snowfall , leaving 250,000 without power, according to the Weather Channel . on December 9 until 3 p.m. December 10. At Philadelphia International Airport, the weather was resulting in delays averaging close to an hour for incoming flights.

World News Indian state of Gujarat votes in crucial local elections
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An overview of previous assembly elections of Gujarat is shown in Graphical representation which shows the number of seats won by each party and percentage of votes polled. Chief Electoral Officer for Gujarat B B Swain said that though voting would end at 5 pm, those standing in queue outside polling booths before the process ends, would be given a chance to cast their votes.

World News ICE Takes Down 27 Illegal Immigrants In Michigan During Day-Long Operation
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Deportations overall were down during the 2017 fiscal year, most of which was under Trump's presidency, from the previous year, in part because fewer people were caught illegally crossing the U.S. Breaking with practices in recent years, ICE did not classify the people deported by the severity of their criminal histories, noting only whether the deportee had a criminal conviction.

World News Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test
Author: 0 Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test

The carrier said its planes now don't enter "the vicinity of the missile trajectory", because it changed the route to avoid the northern part of the Sea of Japan, which sits between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. "There are no current routes that fly through a risky zone", said an Asiana Airlines official. North Korea, which is a member nation of the International Civil Aviation Organization, is required to provide advance notice of any activity that may pose a threat to the safety of ...

Author: 0 The USS Callister Trailer for Black Mirror Season 4

Callister", and the show's first-ever black-and-white episode, " Metalhead ". As Charlie Brooker's hit series returns to Netflix December 29, we are watching this trailer on REPEAT as we prepare for the next season. While it's hard to live up to the lofty standards of "San Junipero", we can say there is an episode this season that come close to reaching its heartfelt message.

World News Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security
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Washington (dpa) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary in a 62-37 vote. "Fortunately, when Ms. Nielsen served under Secretary Kelly, she witnessed firsthand how quickly and dramatically morale can be improved within DHS by providing its workforce the authority and support they need to perform the tasks they were hired to do", Johnson said.

World News John Travolta: 'My John Gotti film wasn't pulled from release'
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Lionsgate did not specify a reason for the sale, Vulture reports, while Deadline report that the sale was due to conflict in the distribution plans for the film. No word yet on why Lionsgate made a decision to drop the movie, but stay tuned... Travolta said Gotti is worth a more significant release and so he sought out Edward Walson to buy out Lionsgate for the rights to distribute and promote the film.

World News Franken resigns from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims
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Franken's departure is a headache for Democrats, exposing another seat in a midterm election that already had them defending two dozen incumbents. Franken said that in responding to women's reports of his behavior, he "wanted to be respectful" of the broader conversation around harassment and men's abuses of power.

World News Scotland braced for a big freeze after Storm Caroline's 93mph gusts
Author: 0 Scotland braced for a big freeze after Storm Caroline's 93mph gusts

Today will be the last day of mild conditions before a cold snap forecast to last until Christmas grips the UK. The weather warning was issued shortly after 2pm on Tuesday. Across the United Kingdom, conditions will start to turn wet and blustery overnight, especially across the North and North West, with strong winds expected early on Thursday.

World News W/Cup Last Opportunity For Current Argentina Team - Messi
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In an interview with TyC Sports , "La Pulga" said that African teams can be very risky if they have "their day". The Argentine felt that bitterness has led to a certain kind of burden that is not easy to deal with and said: "If Argentina don't do well in this World Cup, we will all have to disappear from the national team".

World News White House denies Trump bank records subpoenaed
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The special counsel is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians connected with the Kremlin in the lead-up to the 2016 election. That figure includes a $170-million loan Trump took out to finish a hotel in Washington . President Trump was told by a high-ranked White House lawyer that then-national security adviser " Michael Flynn had misled the Federal Bureau of Investigation and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired", according to a story reported ...

World News Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday
Author: 0 Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday

The vast majority of Democrats joined with Republicans in voting to table it. "Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans' cruel barrage of attacks on the middle class", Pelosi and Hoyer said in a joint statement.

World News Yemen war: Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh 'killed'
Author: 0 Yemen war: Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh 'killed'

The collapse of the alliance between Saleh and the rebels saw at least 100 people reported dead in fighting, accusations of betrayal and the former leader reaching out to the Saudi- led coalition. The Huthi-controlled interior ministry in Sanaa announced Saleh's death on the rebels' Al-Masirah television station. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the press.

Author: 0 Venezuela Plans a Cryptocurrency, Maduro Says

The announcement shows how sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration this year hurt the country's ability to move money through the worldwide banking system. There is very little chance that Maduro's announcement will bring any sort of relief in the short run as several million Venezuelans are now struggling with poverty and can not even afford to eat three meals in a day.

World News Ali Abdullah Saleh, former President of Yemen - obituary
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Al-Houthi has called for a major march in Sanaa on Tuesday for what he said was a "God sent" incident after the death of Saleh. Iranian, Russian and Arab media said Saleh may have been at the permanent headquarter of the General People's Congress in Sana'a where he has been killed.

World News Key findings of the IOC Schmid report on doping in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Key findings of the IOC Schmid report on doping in Russian Federation

The IOC also confirmed that these "neutral athletes" will not get to wear any Russian uniform - or hear their country's national anthem - if they win a gold medal. The president of the Russian skating union has described the decision of offensive and insulting. The U.S. Olympic Committee supported the IOC's decision.

World News Starbucks opens its largest location in China
Author: 0 Starbucks opens its largest location in China

As executive chairman Howard Schultz notes, Starbucks' success in China presents an unparalleled opportunity for the global consumer brand. Partnering with Alibaba's e-commerce sites Taobao and Tmall, Starbucks' Shanghai Roastery uses a digital menu with visualizations of the coffee-brewing process, and company stories in a mobile app that offers customers a video-game-like experience as they walk around the store with smartphones.

World News UP civic polls: Why BJP is mum on nagar panchayat results?
Author: 0 UP civic polls: Why BJP is mum on nagar panchayat results?

In a tweet, Yadav has also pressed for ballot papers for the 2019 parliament elections. It is preparing a case to go before the Election Commission as well as approach the Supreme Court to reiterate its demand to count paper slips of VVPAT (verifiable paper audit trail) machines to be attached to all EVMs in Gujarat to let people be assured of no hanky-panky in alleged tampering of EVMs.

World News 'Time Magazine' Releases 2017 Person of the Year Shortlist
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Trump, who was named Person of the Year in 2016 , was nominated again after a tumultuous first year in office. Time also named the Dreamers - young adults whose legal status in the United States was put in limbo this year. Colin Kaepernick: The former NFL quarterback started a national protest past year by sitting during the national anthem ahead of a football game.

World News Militants attack army convoy in south Kashmir, one soldier injured
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Earlier massive clashes erupted near the gunfight site during which forces used force to disperse the protesters who were trying to disturb the operation against the militants. "The injured was rushed to a hospital", they said. "The security personnel encircled a house, where the militants had taken refuge". Locals said that they heard massive blasts during evening hours and it seemed the building in which terrorists are present have been razed to ground.

World News China launches of Chabahar port, hopes for regional peace, stability
Author: 0 China launches of Chabahar port, hopes for regional peace, stability

The inauguration of the port project comes some 15 years after India and Iran first formally agreed to develop the Chabahar port in January 2003, during the visit by then Iranian president Mohammed Khatami to New Delhi . "The project is specifically important, as it connects the trade corridors passing through Iran to the ocean", he said. Islamabad, however, sees in this an attempt by India to use Afghanistan to destabilise Pakistan.

World News North Korea: US 'begging' for war with 'largest ever' joint aerial drill
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he still had confidence in diplomatic efforts on North Korea and that the United States would be "unrelenting" in working through the United Nations. "This administration is focused on one big thing when it comes to North Korea, and that's denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a regular White House briefing.

World News Chinese envoy 'seems to have had no impact' on 'Little Rocket Man'
Author: 0 Chinese envoy 'seems to have had no impact' on 'Little Rocket Man'

Russian Federation is making preparations in case the diplomatic crisis around North Korea's nuclear testing escalates into a fully fledged armed conflict, the head of Moscow's Security Council said on Friday. China must show leadership and follow through. The Chinese may have some influence over a neighbour and major trading partner, but not to the extent of reining in its warring ambitions.

World News Korea tensions rise ahead of US-South Korea joint military drill
Author: 0 Korea tensions rise ahead of US-South Korea joint military drill

On Wednesday, 29 November, the North fired the long-range missile which flew about 950kms and touched an altitude of 4,475kms during the almost hour-long flight before hitting the sea waters off the Japan coast. The first stage was significantly larger than that on other missiles. However, McMaster claimed it isn't only his successes that should cause concern to the US, but his failures as well.

World News Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend
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Its distance from Earth would be 3,57,983 km. According to National Geographic , this will be the fourth supermoon of the year; however it is the only one we will be able to see with the naked eye due to its close proximity to earth. After 11 months without a supermoon - that's actually just a popular nickname, not an astronomical term - the moon will light up the sky Sunday and again on January 2 and 31.

World News Missing Florida teen found with soccer coach in Syracuse
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But a text message she sent to a friend indicated she was with Rodriguez, CBS reported. The sheriff will hold a news conference on Monday at 2 p.m. The 17-year-old was located safe in central NY on Friday. First Coast News was told he was sacked for not showing up to work. Security camera footage from a Fayetteville pawn shop appears to show Caitlyn. According to a missing persons report, Frisina left her home through her bedroom window, taking some clothes and her wallet but leaving ...

World News Yemen's President Hadi: We support every party facing Iran-backed Houthis
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The two groups have been fighting the government of current President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who is backed by the Saudi-led coalition, for almost three years. Three-fourths of Yemenis need some kind of humanitarian assistance to meet basic needs, worldwide observers have said, with more than 17 million people facing food insecurity, including 8.4 million at risk of starvation.

World News Missing 3-Year-Old Is Believed to Be Dead, Police Say
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Woods was reported missing Monday. Investigators said evidence gathered during the course of the investigation indicates Mariah is deceased. A homicide investigation is underway following the disappearance of a three-year-old girl in North Carolina, according to the FBI Saturday afternoon.

World News 'My heart is at NC State:' Dave Doeren agrees to new contract
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Doeren has been in talks with NC State over an extension after going 8-4 in a down ACC Atlantic division. Per Football Scoop's report, Tennessee offered Doeren the job on Wednesday night. Public backlash caused Schiano's deal to fall through, while the other three have all rejected Tennessee's offer. And should the Vols secure Doeren, well, the natives will be a bit restless at that news.

World News Germany's SPD Leader Backs Talks with Merkel on Political Impasse
Author: 0 Germany's SPD Leader Backs Talks with Merkel on Political Impasse

The chairman said the SPD's executive committee would discuss various options on Monday, and make a proposal which would be discussed at SPD's party conference from December 7 to 9 in Berlin . In a Facebook Live appearance , Schulz mentioned other possible options for the next government, including a minority administration and a coalition that would include the conservatives, the SPD and the Greens.

World News Potsdam bomb alert: Object containing explosives under investigation by German police
Author: 0 Potsdam bomb alert: Object containing explosives under investigation by German police

A bomb disposal unit is now examining the suspicious package, the police said. Local media reports that the package was delivered to a pharmacy but was reported as suspicious when an employee found wires inside. Previous year a Christmas market in Berlin itself was attacked, killing a total of 12 people. On December 19, 2016, a hijacked truck driven by a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia went off the road and into the market held near a historic church on the Kurfurstendamm shopping avenue.

World News Nine killed as terrorists storm Peshawar's Agricultural Training Institute
Author: 0 Nine killed as terrorists storm Peshawar's Agricultural Training Institute

Due to holiday on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the hostel was officially closed. The area reverberated with heavy gunfire while a huge explosion was also heard. Police Chief Salahuddin Mahsud of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said attackers opened fire on the main gate of the campus of an agricultural college, initially wounding two guards and two students.

World News 2017 Atlantic hurricane season in review — History Made
Author: 0 2017 Atlantic hurricane season in review — History Made

Ten became hurricanes, and six of those became major hurricanes, meaning a Category 3 or higher. May was relatively calm, while two tropical storms developing at the official beginning of the season in June. "These funds will help Floridians rebuild their lives following the devastation of Hurricane Irma ". The previous record was set by Hurricane Frances in 1980.

World News National Christmas Tree Lighting is tonight; here's how to watch
Author: 0 National Christmas Tree Lighting is tonight; here's how to watch

Somebody responded that "this whole administration" gives them those feelings, and another joked that the first lady's "feelings of gloom [and] doom" from being married to President Donald Trump are seeping out. Trump regularly dismisses the media as "fake news", including in a tweet Monday. The National Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony that starts at 5 p.m.

World News Cyclone Ockhi scrapes Kerala
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The Navy has deployed ships for search and rescue operations. Residents have also been asked to stay indoors with the Indian Meteorological Department predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. The Navy is also on standby for relief and rescue operations as southern districts in Kerala and Tamil Nadu brace for Cyclone Ockhi. Squally weather has been forecast for towns along the south Kerala coast with winds up to 55 kmph blowing.

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