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Monday's eruption occurred on the side of Mount Etna and was the first lateral eruption in a decade. Etna is one of the volcanoes with the longest historic records of eruptions, going back more than 2000 years. near Viagrande, the BBC reported. Some rural homes were damaged and a statue in a church in the town of Santa Venerina collapsed. A woman told state radio that a heavy armoire in her home had toppled over, trapping her sister, who was then safely pulled out by her father.
  • Syrian air defences intercept 'hostile targets' near Damascus

    Syrian air defences intercept 'hostile targets' near Damascus

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    Syrian Air Defenses intercepted and downed "a number of hostile targets" over the western countryside of Damascus on Tuesday, according to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA. Israel and the United States have even put pressure on Russian Federation, another close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the war against terrorist groups, to force Iran out of Syria.
  • Government stays closed as long as Dems reject wall

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    The government shutdown adds to uncertainties spooking global stock markets after a tumultuous week in which respected Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned and the president stepped up attacks on the supposedly independent chairman of the Federal Reserve.
  • Trump questions child about belief in Santa

    Trump questions child about belief in Santa

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    And as far as parenting tips on how to initiate what could be hard conversations with children about Santa, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny, there's little evidence that they should be introduced by the president. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump answer calls from people calling into the NORAD Santa tracker phone line at the White House on December 24, 2018.
  • Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull-out

    Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as US readies pull-out

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    Ahmed, the senior Syrian Kurdish official, had just returned from a trip to France in which she called on Paris to play a larger role in Syria following the USA withdrawal. Trump, announced that, after decimating ISIS in Syria, we were going to bring our troops back home (happy & healthy), that person would be the most popular hero in America", he tweeted.
  • Christmas Forecast: The gift that keeps on giving all day long

    Christmas Forecast: The gift that keeps on giving all day long

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    Areas including Valentine and South Dakota could get more than 10 inches of snow. St. George and Cedar City saw a small amount of rain Tuesday morning, that mixed into trace amounts of snow. "It's basically gone now". In upstate NY on the shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario, there was lake effect snow in the forecast prompting a winter weather advisory that was expected to stay in place until 6 p.m.
  • Ex-NATO Official Suspects Erdogan Blackmailed Trump Over US Exit From Syria

    Ex-NATO Official Suspects Erdogan Blackmailed Trump Over US Exit From Syria

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    The White House confirmed Çavuşoğlu's announcement that Trump has received an invitation to visit Turkey in 2019, although no date has been set for the trip. Critics say thousands of IS members are still in Syria and could pose a threat with some analysts concerned the withdrawal could lead to a resurgence of IS.
  • Otto Warmbier: Family given £390m payout after North Korea death

    Otto Warmbier: Family given £390m payout after North Korea death

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    He died in June 2017, shortly after he returned to the U.S.in a coma. The Warmbiers said they were thankful the court found the government of Kim Jong-un " legally and morally " responsible for their son's death. In a statement Monday, Fred and Cindy Warmbier thanked Howell and called the decision a "significant step on our journey". A few hours after Howell's opinion was published, President Donald Trump said Monday afternoon that he had been briefed by his team working on ...
  • Track Santa in real-time with NORAD's Santa Tracker website

    Track Santa in real-time with NORAD's Santa Tracker website

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    NORAD assured the world that Santa will bring Xmas cheer to "everyone". Parents and guardians will also want to ensure their children are in bed before Santa arrives so he stops and makes his much-anticipated delivery. Military personnel were quick to catch on to the mistake, but instead of disappointing their hopeful young callers, they fielded hundreds of phone calls and reassured the children that they were keeping an eye on Santa's whereabouts.
  • Gino Recchia NBC26 Storm Shield Weather Forecast

    Gino Recchia NBC26 Storm Shield Weather Forecast

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    Youngsters going to bed on Christmas Eve Monday may worry that clouds and flurries will hamper Santa's delivery of their Super Smash Bros. It will also be windy on Christmas Eve with wind gusts in the 30's and 40's. It said: 'For many of us, snow is synonymous with Christmas. As for Christmas Day in the Boston area? Temperatures remain rather mild ranging from the 30s in the mountains to the 40s to around 50 elsewhere.
  • Nawaz being transferred from Adiala Jail to Kot Lakhpat

    Nawaz being transferred from Adiala Jail to Kot Lakhpat

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    He appealed that sentence and was released on bail in September. However, the judge declared that there was sufficient evidence that connected him with the offence and shifts the onus on him in the Al-Azizia reference, as "the accused has failed to discharge burden of proof, therefore, I convicted him under Section 9 (a) (5) of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999".
  • Thousands evacuated after ‘loud crack’ in Sydney tower

    Thousands evacuated after ‘loud crack’ in Sydney tower

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    About 100 residents of the 30-storey Opal Tower apartment building at Sydney Olympic Park have been evacuated after reports of "cracking noises" from residents and passers-by. There are no longer concerns of the tower collapsing, police say. About 3,000 people were forced from their homes. It was built by Icon Construction and developed by Ecove Group.
  • Macron calls for order, calm in country amid ‘Yellow Vests’ protests

    Macron calls for order, calm in country amid ‘Yellow Vests’ protests

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    A total of 38,600 people took part in protests across the country, well down from the 66,000 by the same time the previous Saturday, the interior ministry said . As many as 4,000 protesters were in Paris on December 15. The French capital's other big tourist hotspots such as the Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower, which had closed for an earlier protest this month, both remained open.
  • Tsunami crashes stage during band’s performance in Indonesia

    Tsunami crashes stage during band’s performance in Indonesia

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    Broken chunks of concrete and splintered sticks of wood littered hard-hit coastal areas, turning beach getaways popular with Jakarta residents into near ghost towns. "Anything that rapidly displaces water can cause a tsunami, whether or not it also shakes the ground", she said. Antara Foto/Ardiansyah/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.
  • The Government Shutdown Could Last Until January as Leaders Leave Washington

    The Government Shutdown Could Last Until January as Leaders Leave Washington

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    The Senate will not resume negotiations until Thursday, Dec. 27, and "it's very possible that the shutdown will [continue] into the new Congress", Mulvaney said . Acting Incoming Chief of Staff Mulvaney, who is also now the director of the Office of Management and Budget, was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner during his Capitol Hill negotiations.