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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Sunday that the United States negotiated a $285million cut in the United Nations' "bloated" budget for next year. Haley also mentioned that work is yet to be finished on ways to "increase the United Nations efficiency while protecting our interests". While a good day for the resistance, ultimately a UN General Assembly vote is largely symbolic, and this resolution will not stop the US.
  • Foreign secy airs concern over United States vice president's statement on Pakistan

    Foreign secy airs concern over United States vice president's statement on Pakistan

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    Dictionary.com doesn't hold back when it comes to chiming in on what goes on in the White House and they definitely had something to say when Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech about President Trump. Pence had been expected to visit Egypt and Israel this week, a trip that was delayed amid a crunch vote on tax cuts and deadly protests at Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
  • Let it snow: Will Vancouver Island have a white Christmas?

    Let it snow: Will Vancouver Island have a white Christmas?

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    Environment Canada says Islanders should prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. For Atlantic Canada, a blizzard warning, along with winter storm and wind warnings, have been issued for the entire province of New Brunswick and parts of Prince Edward Island.
  • Gunman Targeted Police in Pa. Shooting Spree

    Gunman Targeted Police in Pa. Shooting Spree

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    DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton declared the shooting "a terror attack" in a Saturday press release. Ed Marsico, Dauphin County district attorney, said police were deliberately targeted, and that El-Mofty was slain as he fired at officers while carrying two rifles and a shotgun, PennLive.com reported.
  • North Korea Calls UN Sanctions an 'Act of War'

    North Korea Calls UN Sanctions an 'Act of War'

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    On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously backed a United States drafted resolution imposing new sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear programme, including measures which will severely reduce the country's oil and petrol imports.
  • China Conducts Successful Flight of World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft

    China Conducts Successful Flight of World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft

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    With a maximum take off weight of 53.5 tons, the aircraft is 37 meters long, 12.1 meters high, and has a wingspan of 38.8 meters. The AG600 is the first amphibious aircraft developed in China and now the largest of the type in the world. It has firefighting and marine rescue duties but also military applications, which could be put to use in the disputed South China Sea region. China in recent years made major strides in aviation technology.
  • New Zealand singer Lorde cancels Tel Aviv show amid BDS pressure

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    Netanyahu has been questioned at least seven times as part of two investigations into possible corruption, including allegations of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. The protests came days after Netanyahu lashed out against police, accusing them of conducting an investigation against him aimed at ending his premiership.
  • 'Several deaths' in plane crash near Tampa, officials say

    'Several deaths' in plane crash near Tampa, officials say

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    Sheriff's officials will conduct the death investigations, while representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are en route to investigate the crash. Polk County Fire Rescue is also on the scene. The NTSB tweeted the plane is a Cessna 340. The Sheriff's Office received a phone call about the crash at 7:20 a.m.
  • Teen charged in fatal shooting of northern Virginia couple

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    Family friends told the Washington Post the couple had been disturbed by online posts from their 16-year-old daughter's new boyfriend after they started dating in June. Authorities have not indicated whether they believe he meant to shoot the teenage girl, himself, or her parents. Buckley's mother Janet Kuhn confirmed that the couple were having issues with the suspect.
  • Auto 'deliberately' ploughs into Christmas shoppers in Melbourne leaving 19 injured

    Auto 'deliberately' ploughs into Christmas shoppers in Melbourne leaving 19 injured

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    The driver of the auto attributed his actions to the "treatment of Muslims", police said . Three people remain in a critical condition in hospital, including an 83-year-old man, local media said. Less than a month ago, a man was charged with terrorism offenses over a plan to shoot "as many people as he could" on New Year's Eve at a large public space beside the station.
  • More snow headed for Southwestern Ontario

    More snow headed for Southwestern Ontario

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    While the snow is great news for reindeer looking to get St. Nick's sleigh safely through his Christmas deliveries, travellers bound to the ground should plan for limited visibility, and are being encouraged by Environment Canada to adjust travel plans if possible.
  • Unrest in Afghanistan is harming peace in Pakistan, says Aizaz Chaudhry

    Unrest in Afghanistan is harming peace in Pakistan, says Aizaz Chaudhry

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    Pakistan's military says a group of "terrorists" from Afghanistan has opened fire on Pakistani security forces along the Afghan border, killing three troops. The continued attempts by the United States to blame Pakistan of harbouring terrorism despite repeated clarifications and assurance by Islamabad is clearly testimony that Washington wants to pressurize Pakistan into accepting ignominious demands ignoring its own interests as it did in the past.
  • $1M Lottery Ticket Sold In Chatham

    $1M Lottery Ticket Sold In Chatham

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    National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin , said the hunt for the victor is still on. The numbers drawn were 5, 14, 28, 29, 32, 38 and the bonus number was 31. "This is going to be a very special Christmas indeed for that lucky person". This is especially important if it is somebody who is a visitor or not a regular player.
  • Fire at London Zoo kills aardvark, several meerkats

    Fire at London Zoo kills aardvark, several meerkats

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    Mr Jermey said: "Saturday was a long and hard day for all of us at London Zoo". TV footage from the scene showed the Adventure Cafe and shop to be badly damaged. "After consultation with fire experts attending yesterday, we are able to safely open the zoo today". The zoo said on its website Sunday it will operate normally, including visits with Santa.
  • Major, 3 jawans martyred as Pak Army provokes India with firing

    Major, 3 jawans martyred as Pak Army provokes India with firing

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    Major Ambadas (32) belonged to Bhandara district in Maharashtra and is survived by wife Avoli Moharkar, while Lance Naik Gurmail Singh (34) belonged to Amritsar district in Punjab and is survived by wife kuljit Kaur and a daughter. The two countries have fought three wars - in 1948, 1965 and 1971 - since they were partitioned in 1947, two of which were fought over Kashmir. The Indian Army on Sunday clarified that the bodies of its personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line ...