• Survivor describes escape from deadly NY apartment fire
Survivor describes escape from deadly NY apartment fire

Daniel Nigro , New York's fire department commissioner, said on Twitter that the fire started in a kitchen on the first floor. Nigro told reporters Friday the boy's mother fled the apartment with her son and other child, leaving the door open.

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  • Daughter of Eric Garner dead at 27 following heart attack
Daughter of Eric Garner dead at 27 following heart attack

Among her survivors are two children, a daughter Alyssa and a four-month-old son, Eric; her mother, Esaw Snipes; and her siblings, Emerald Garner, Eric Snipes, Emery Snipes; and a half-sister, Legacy Garner-Miller. Garner suffered "major brain damage" from a heart attack last weekend. Days before the anniversary of her father's death in 2015, sh...

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  • Over 50 arrested in Iran economy protests, official says
Over 50 arrested in Iran economy protests, official says

Mohsen Nasj Hamadani, deputy security chief in Tehran province, said about 50 people had rallied in a square but most had left after being asked to by police, while a few who refused were "temporarily detained", the ILNA news agency reported.

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  • Gunman kills seven outside Coptic church in Cairo suburb - ministry
Gunman kills seven outside Coptic church in Cairo suburb - ministry

One of the assailants fled the attack site and is being pursued by the security forces . Two gunmen opened fired outside the Marmina Coptic Orthodox church in Helwan, a neighborhood in south Cairo, Khaled Megahed told reporters. A video circulated on social media after the attack shows the dead gunman on the ground. The church attack is part o...

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  • Ukraine swaps over 300 prisoners with separatists
Ukraine swaps over 300 prisoners with separatists

Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels have swapped hundreds of prisoners in the war-torn east of the country, one of the largest such exchanges since the outbreak of an insurgency nearly four years ago. The UN says more than 10,000 people have died as a result. On Tuesday, Zakharchenko said he had issued a pardon of prisoners . The Ukrainian ...

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  • Himachal Pradesh Congress MLA hits woman constable, she slaps back
Himachal Pradesh Congress MLA hits woman constable, she slaps back

Such a rare instance was seen today in Shimla where Congress MLA Asha Kumari thought it normal to slap a woman police constable. All of a sudden, the MLA lost her cool and slapped the constable. Asha Kumari is All India Congress Committee secretary and in-charge of Punjab. BJP ousted the ruling Congress in the hill state after bagging 4...

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  • Christmas trees being collected for fish habitats
Christmas trees being collected for fish habitats

The tree pickup program not only helps residents clear out their houses for the New Year, but it also helps keep the city handsome. This tree disposal service is free of charge to Wichita Falls residents. What to do with that old Christmas tree? Flocked trees accepted. (760) 728-6114 or edcodisposal.com. Trees or segments of trees should not ...

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  • Putin: Supermarket Bombing Was a Terror Attack
Putin: Supermarket Bombing Was a Terror Attack

The Washington Post notes that only a few days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Donald Trump and CIA Director Mike Pompeo for providing a tip based on American intelligence that thwarted a planned string of terrorist attacks in St.

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  • Amateur photographer captures impressive shot of the royal family
Amateur photographer captures impressive shot of the royal family

The Christmas weekend marked Markle's first immersion in learning royal traditions since she and Harry announced their engagement last month - and there are many. 'I adore my children very much and I've learned a lot about myself and about being a family, just from having my own children, and it's incredible how much you pick up just in those m...

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  • Turkey, Russia Sign Deal On Supply Of S-400 Missiles
Turkey, Russia Sign Deal On Supply Of S-400 Missiles

Sergei Chemezov , head of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, told the newspaper Kommersant in an interview published on December 27 that the deal would consist of four batteries of S-400 missiles. It followed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in September announcing the longtime member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation had made a down ...

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  • Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology
Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology

It seems Trump has noticed all of this, because now he's criticizing the magazine for not mocking his former political opponent more , all while gloating about how they're "bending over backwards" and "begging for forgiveness". "Get over your mommy issues". "It (the video) was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark", said ...

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  • United States embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey
United States embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey

It also said Turkey was seriously concerned about legal cases in the USA involving Turkish citizens. The diplomatic conflict increased tensions between the United States and Turkey, NATO allies that have seen their ties deteriorate since a coup attempt past year that the Turkish government blames on a Muslim cleric who lives in the U.S.

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  • Coldest air of the season arrives tonight
Coldest air of the season arrives tonight

As we enter the second half of the traditional workweek, more frigid cold air continues resulting in risky feels like temperatures. The expected low will be 11 degrees, with a windchill of zero. Highs will be in the upper teens and low 20s, but there is a good chance wind chills will hover close to zero. Sunday, New Year's Eve Day, will be mostly...

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  • Triple Talaq Bill will bring more cases in court: Bhartruhari Mahtab
Triple Talaq Bill will bring more cases in court: Bhartruhari Mahtab

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: We must understand pain of Muslim women. The BJP believes that these women, who have been at the receiving end from their menfolk, have looked up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an end to their suffering.

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  • Woman found dead in NYC home had bruises
Woman found dead in NYC home had bruises

Responding paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. Sources say the 22-year-old victim called 911 around 9 a.m. Wednesday (December 27) to report that she was in fear of her husband, who was acting strangely. Neighbors told the newspaper they were shocked by the violent tragedy. Barry Wells has one prior arrest for assaulting Wells in Sep...

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  • ISIS Claims Blast at Afghan Intelligence Agency in Kabul
ISIS Claims Blast at Afghan Intelligence Agency in Kabul

The Sunni extremists of IS view Shiite Muslims as apostates and have repeatedly attacked Afghanistan's Shiite minority and targets linked to neighboring Iran. The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said three bombs were used in the Thursday attack as well as a single suicide bomber who blew himself up inside the center.

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  • When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?
When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?

He will be sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence and will assume his duties immediately after. The Republican Party's nominee to fill Alabama's open U.S. "Also provided in the complaint is an affidavit from Judge Roy Moore stating that he successfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him durin...

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  • Critically Ill Evacuated From Besieged Suburb in Syria
Critically Ill Evacuated From Besieged Suburb in Syria

According to the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), have already been evacuted to hospitals in Damascus, while a further 25 approved patients would be evacuated in the next few days. "The list includes 18 children and 4 women suffering from heart disease, cancer, kidney failure, and blood diseases, in addition to cases requiring advanced su...

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  • PM Modi never questioned Manmohan Singh's commitment to India: Arun Jaitley
PM Modi never questioned Manmohan Singh's commitment to India: Arun Jaitley

Earlier on Wednesday, Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha had clarified Modi's election speech in which he accused former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Vice President Hamid Ansari of colluding with Pakistan . "I, on behalf of my party, say that we disassociate from any comments made by any member during elections that may have hurt PM's dig...

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  • Home and Away actress fighting for life after crash kills both parents
Home and Away actress fighting for life after crash kills both parents

She appeared in 16 episodes of the hit Australian soap. 9 News Australia are reporting that the crash occurred on Boxing Day as a result of one auto driving on the wrong side of the road. It is understood that family members have been informed of the accident. "Jessica is a most attractive person". The family from the Sydney suburb of Ryde ...

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