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She took the court to a chorus of cheers from the stands. Serena Williams was beaten in her first match since childbirth but performed well enough to suggest she can be very competitive in 2018. "I've never had surgery in my life, I've never had any major injuries that kept me away from the tour for such a long time". He posted a photo with a boy from the audience, who snuck down to take a selfie.
  • Visa services resume between U.S. and Turkey

    Visa services resume between U.S. and Turkey

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    The U.S. Embassy in Ankara announced the full return of visa services in Turkey via its social media account earlier on the same day, ending the so-called visa crisis between the two countries. in advance if it intends to detain or arrest any local staff members, the U.S. embassy statement reads. However, it said Turkey had given no assurances to the United States about cases being processed by Turkish courts, and that it also had ongoing concerns about Turkish nationals undergoing court ...
  • Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to N.Korea

    Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to N.Korea

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    One picture, reportedly taken on October 19, shows a ship called Ryesonggang 1 connected to a Chinese vessel, South Korean media reports . Trump said on Twitter that China had been "Caught RED HANDED", adding he was "very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea".
  • Four found dead in suspected homicide in Troy, NY

    Four found dead in suspected homicide in Troy, NY

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    Though they have yet to make any arrests, Tedesco said that the full force of the police department will be employed against the suspect or suspects. NY authorities are investigating the deaths of four people after the bodies were found in a basement apartment in Troy a day after Christmas.
  • Extreme cold, but no precipitation, in Thursday forecast

    Extreme cold, but no precipitation, in Thursday forecast

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    Data from the organization show that Thursday will be the coldest day of the week in Allentown, but the coldest days of winter are expected in late January and early February, Silva said. That's the advice from weather forecasters, who say this year's white Christmas will be followed by an onslaught of bitter cold in New England through New Year's Day and beyond.
  • Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners before New Year

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners before New Year

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    Ukraine received 74 captives from rebel forces occupying the Donbass region, which borders Russia , Ukrainian politician Iryna Lutsenko said. According to Poroshenko , among the prisoners handed to Ukraine were a historian and a "cyborg" - the nickname Ukrainians gave to soldiers who defended Donetsk airport in one of the conflict's most intense battles in 2014.
  • Trump Loses Most Admired Man Title to Predecessor

    Trump Loses Most Admired Man Title to Predecessor

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    Gallup said about one-quarter of respondents could not name a man or woman they admire most , roughly similar to last year's share who offered no opinion in response to the question. The top honor went again to Barack Obama, with President Trump in second place. Clinton kept her top rank, even though the rate was reduced. Clinton "remains arguably more prominent than other contenders", Jones wrote in a blog post announcing the findings.
  • Soon, an Israeli train station called Trump

    Soon, an Israeli train station called Trump

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    Katz intends to name the planned station near the Western Wall after America's 45th president. The expected new railway tunnel and station would be an extension of a high-speed line from Tel Aviv that is set to open in 2018, The Jerusalem Post is reporting .
  • Trump prolongs feud with FBI's McCabe over Clinton ties

    Trump prolongs feud with FBI's McCabe over Clinton ties

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    McAuliffe's political and personal ties to the Clintons. During an interview Sunday, King said McCabe should retire amid the alleged conflict of interest in relation to the FBI'S investigation of Hilary Clinton's private email server. Shortly after Comey's firing, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel of an investigation into whether any members of Trump's campaign conspired with Russian agents during the campaign.
  • Pak allows Jadhav's family to meet him

    Pak allows Jadhav's family to meet him

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    The family of Indian spy including Avanti Jadhav (mother) and Chetnkul Jadhav (wife) reached BBIIAP at 11:45am from Dubai via Emirates Airline Flight Number EK-612. Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies.Faisal said that the meeting was positive and the two sides talked thoroughly.
  • Farmers Call For Bandh In North Karnataka Over Mahadayi Water Dispute

    Farmers Call For Bandh In North Karnataka Over Mahadayi Water Dispute

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    Ever since Parrikar's meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah , along with former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior party colleague B.S. BJP spokesperson, Srinath Shwethadri, told NDTV, "The ball isn't in our court anymore". Not convinced by this, the protesters accused Yeddyurappa of not keeping up his promise, and called him "betrayer".
  • J&K: JeM terrorist Tantray killed

    J&K: JeM terrorist Tantray killed

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    In July this year, after the Aripal encounter, in which three JeM terrorists were killed, Tantray went underground and soon became the key man of the terror outfit in coordinating and organising attacks at different places, he said. According to these sources, Tantray provided logistical support to JeM militants who stormed the District Police Lines in Pulwama in August. It is also said by the officials that the security forces are still searching for the other terrorist.
  • Will prepaying your 2018 taxes offset the new tax code?

    Will prepaying your 2018 taxes offset the new tax code?

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    He noted that while the City Assessor's office does not normally make local property tax bills available for payment until January 15, he has been authorized to do so for the sake of letting taxpayers prepay before 2018. "Bills for that year will not be prepared until September 2018", Levy said in an advisory message . If you're like most Americans, you're a few years (or more) behind on your retirement savings.
  • Why the UK Passport Will Soon Change Color

    Why the UK Passport Will Soon Change Color

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    From the first day of Brexit, March 29 2019, burgundy-coloured new passports will still be issued, but no longer with any European Union insignia on them. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis said Brexit presented an opportunity to "restore our national identity and forge a new path for ourselves in the world".
  • Christmas celebrated with enthusiasm, fervour in J&K

    Christmas celebrated with enthusiasm, fervour in J&K

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    All the churches of the Jammu city and outskirts were fully decorated where the rush of devotees continued from midnight. Christmas, the biggest religious festival of the Christian community, is the celebration of rebirth, new beginning, forgiveness and peace, and renewing relationship with God and human beings.
  • Will it snow in Ballard for Christmas? Yes

    Will it snow in Ballard for Christmas? Yes

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    Actual temperatures fall into the low single numbers to possibly below zero overnight and with the westerly wind sticking around, we'll have the possibility of wind chill values reaching 10-15 degrees below zero. "This holiday weekend, I urge everyone traveling to use extra caution and be prepared for hazardous weather", Cuomo said in a news release. Winds from the west will have sustained spends of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 miles per hour.
  • Man arrested after 2 pit bulls kill Kentucky woman, hurt husband

    Man arrested after 2 pit bulls kill Kentucky woman, hurt husband

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    The Bell County Sheriff's Department has identified the woman as Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66. In Kentucky woman was mauled to death by two pit bull dogs on Christmas Eve while her husband was seriously injured in the attack. "She anxious more about neighbors and friends than she did herself, as Johnny's the same way, they're just a very giving couple". "They were both active within the community and just, like I said, two of the nicest people you would ever meet".
  • Christmas Eve fire guts Middlesex home

    Christmas Eve fire guts Middlesex home

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    According to Mobile Fire-Rescue, a call came out around 5:18 p.m. for a residential fire on Jessie Street in Mobile. The holidays tend to be a busy time of year for firefighters, Dennis said, because people are dealing with extra lights and candles in their homes.
  • Dhinakaran wins RK Nagar seat by over 40, 000 votes

    Dhinakaran wins RK Nagar seat by over 40, 000 votes

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    All the other candidates including the DMK's N Marudhuganesh forfeited their deposits. From the total electorate of 2.28 lakh voters, 1.76 lakh people reportedly cast their votes. However, Dhinakaran and Sasikala maintain that they lead the "real" AIADMK, and winning the RK Nagar seat would be used to consolidate their claims.
  • N.Korea rejects United Nations sanctions, defends nuclear programme

    N.Korea rejects United Nations sanctions, defends nuclear programme

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    On Friday, the UN Security Council agreed new sanctions , responding to missile tests carried out by North Korea . The resolution adopted by the Security Council includes sharply lower limits on North Korea's refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 24 months, and a crackdown on ships smuggling banned items including coal and oil to and from the country.