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Worldwide Syrian air defense intercepts missiles from Israel -state media
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The "hostile missiles came from the Occupied Territories", Sana said, referring to Israel, adding that one missile came down in Aqraba, a suburb southeast of Damascus . Also in November, a pinpoint IDF airstrike killed Bahu Abu al-Attan, a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and his wife. Israeli warplanes fired three missiles at al-Ajouri's home, killing his son and granddaughter, according to Syria's state-run news agency.

Worldwide NZ police suspend volcano body search
Author: 0 NZ police suspend volcano body search

Police are ready to act if new information emerges, he said.The death toll stands at 19, including Langford and Marshall-Inman. Police have scaled back a search for the bodies but have said they have not given up hope of finding them. 'They (Laura and Matthew) are progressing as well as could be hoped for given the severity of their injuries, but they both have a tremendously hard and long road to recovery ahead of them.

Worldwide Bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’
Author: 0 Bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

Several passers-by in Colorado , USA, were left stunned by a robber's rare gesture after he threw unknown amount of cash money at them. But instead of getting away, Oliver - whose mug shot shows him with a bushy white beard - allegedly decided to make like Santa Claus and share the loot once he hit the street, witness Dion Pascale said.

Worldwide Mild, dry weather to continue into Christmas
Author: 0 Mild, dry weather to continue into Christmas

Radar indicates isolated showers lingering across the higher elevations of the northern Sierra early this morning. It's a marked departure from the dreary weather of the weekend (and today ), which featured rain, clouds and chilliness.

Worldwide Hanukkah celebrated in Chesterfield with a parade
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The festival that can fall anywhere between late November and late December, this year began on 22 December and will end on 30 December. "It's great to celebrate Hanukkah with all of the Jewish community, all of the synagogues, all of our friends together", added Rabbi Mark Blazer of Temple Beth Ami.

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Author: 0 PM: "Brexit vote wrapped up for Christmas"

Ahead of the Bill's introduction, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: Today we will deliver on the promise we made to the people and get the Brexit vote wrapped up for Christmas. That wouldn't be great for the United Kingdom , but it would be far worse for the European Union as they sell far more to us than we sell to them, it would be very damaging for the German vehicle industry for example, so one of the main battles will very likely be over the regulatory alignment.

Worldwide Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters on Christmas Eve
Author: 0 Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters on Christmas Eve

Police also charged through crowds of last-minute holiday shoppers and tourists in the glitzy Harbour City mall on the Tsimshatsui waterfront, where cruise ships dock, and through a shopping mall in the New Territories town of Yuen Long , prompting one man to fall one storey as he was being chased, local media reported .

Worldwide 63-car pileup shuts down Interstate 64 in Virginia
Author: 0 63-car pileup shuts down Interstate 64 in Virginia

At the time of the crash, police said ice was present on the Queens Creek Bridge and heavy fog covered the area. Detours are in place due to the crash. The Sheriff's Office said 45 vehicles had crashed, while the Virginia State Police pegged the total at 35. He said another 11 victims were being treated for serious injuries.

Author: 0 Car Pileup in Virginia Leaves 35 Injured

There were no fatalities reported , but several of those injured were in serious condition, state police said. Virginia State Police said fog and ice were on Queens Creek Bridge at 7:51 a.m. A massive 69 vehicle pileup in a Virginia interstate on Sunday led to 51 people being hospitalized, state authorities reported. "The numbers are changing because this was a large incident".

Worldwide Trump Believed Ukraine Conspiracy Because ‘Putin Told Me’
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At his annual televised question-and-answer session by journalists and citizens around the country, Putin was asked about what he meant to do before the end of Trump's presidency to strengthen dialog with the US, in particular regarding START (the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty).

Worldwide Kim calls for strengthening North Korea's armed forces
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Recently, North Korea has been stepping up its provocative rhetoric against the United States, warning that it will restart nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests if talks with Washington fail to achieve a breakthrough by the end of the year.

Worldwide FSB shooting: 'Loner' Russian gunman identified
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Police named him as Yevgeny Manyurov, from Podolsk, 30 miles south of Moscow , according to Rossiiskaya Gazeta, the Russian government's official newspaper. "The criminal has been neutralized", or killed, the FSB told reporters. Russian Federation has not said the shooting was terror-related and has opened a probe only into attacks on law enforcement officials.

Worldwide United Airlines pulls Boeing 737 MAX jets until early June
Author: 0 United Airlines pulls Boeing 737 MAX jets until early June

Boeing said earlier this month it will suspend production of the aircraft temporarily to focus on delivering the some 400 MAX planes it has since built. United expects to cancel about 75 flights per day this month and 56 flights per day in January. The planemaker had so far shielded major MAX suppliers from a financial hit following the grounding, continuing to purchase parts from suppliers at a rate higher than its own, in order to keep the supply chain running and avoid major disruptions ...

Worldwide Pakistan finds 'gaps, weaknesses' with Musharraf's death sentence
Author: 0 Pakistan finds 'gaps, weaknesses' with Musharraf's death sentence

The main judgment was written by Justice Seth. But if found dead beforehand, "his corpse (should) be dragged to D-Chowk, Islamabad , Pakistan , and be hanged for three days", it said. "We welcome this court ruling", Iqbal said, adding that the judges had done justice to a former dictator. The verdict sent shudders through the military, which has ruled Pakistan for the a large portion of its history and remains highly influential.

Worldwide Xi Jinping visits Macao to celebrate 20 years of China rule
Author: 0 Xi Jinping visits Macao to celebrate 20 years of China rule

Macau returned to Chinese rule on December 20, 1999, with the same "one country, two systems" formula aimed at ensuring a high degree of autonomy under which Hong Kong is governed. Thursday marks the 35th anniversary of a treaty between China and Britain on Hong Kong's future, that set the stage for its 1997 handover. In recent weeks, ahead of this week's 20th anniversary of Macau's return to Chinese control, state media have touted the former Portuguese colony as a shining example of how ...

Worldwide Here’s How Donald Trump-And Others-Reacted to His Impeachment on Twitter
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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's plans for running the trial could be jeopardized if four of his flock break ranks - and that is the only hitch on the horizon now. Trump, 73, is accused of abusing his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden, a former USA vice president, as well as a discredited theory that Democrats conspired with Ukraine to meddle in the 2016 election.

Worldwide 'Christianity Today' Calls for Trump's Removal From Office
Author: 0 'Christianity Today' Calls for Trump's Removal From Office

President Trump enjoyed support from large swaths of evangelicals in the 2016 election. The editor-in-chief, Mark Galli , wrote: "The facts in this instance are unambiguous: the president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president's political opponents".

Worldwide Pelosi demands Trump impeachment trial info before sending charges
Author: 0 Pelosi demands Trump impeachment trial info before sending charges

But no president has ever been removed from office as a direct result of impeachment. It also accuses White House officials of seeking to "lock down" access to the call transcript because of its politically sensitive nature. After months of a whistleblower report, investigations, hearings and now a vote to impeach Trump, there is basically no evidence the revelations have cost Trump support.