• 2 people die in plane crash in Sioux Falls neighborhood

    2 people die in plane crash in Sioux Falls neighborhood

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    Loren McManus confirms the two victims were the only people inside the plane at the time of the crash. Officials say one person died when a single-engine airplane crashed in a backyard in a South Dakota city, leading to the evacuation of four homes.
  • Search Underway for Man Who Killed Northern California Police Officer

    Search Underway for Man Who Killed Northern California Police Officer

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    The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department recovered the vehicle and is processing it for evidence. He is to be considered armed and unsafe. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said Newman police Officer Ronil Singh was conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday in the town of Newman when he called out "shots fired" over his radio.
  • Putin hails successful test of Russia's new hypersonic missile

    Putin hails successful test of Russia's new hypersonic missile

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    The footage shows a missile silo cover opening and the missile blasting off after an officer counts down the launch sequence. This new live fire test, which resulted in a planned strike on a missile testing range in eastern Russian Federation, is the first decent footage we've seen of the system in action.
  • Trump vows no end to shutdown until wall funded

    Trump vows no end to shutdown until wall funded

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    Since the shutdown fell over the weekend, and Monday and Tuesday were federal holidays, most government employees haven't felt the effects yet. Before an unusual Christmas morning session with reporters in the Oval Office, on Day 4 of a partial government shutdown that hinges on his demand for wall funding, Trump had never publicly stated many miles of barrier he wants.
  • 'Nothing new' on shutdown, 'need border security'

    'Nothing new' on shutdown, 'need border security'

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    Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S. -Mexico border to deter criminal elements. A sign is displayed at the National Archives building that is closed because of a USA government shutdown in Washington, Dec. 22, 2018. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday (Saturday NZT).
  • Trump, Melania visit Iraq

    Trump, Melania visit Iraq

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    Early this morning and into the afternoon, an airplane appearing to be Air Force One was spotted over Yorkshire England, despite the fact that President Trump has no trips on his schedule for December 26. Pentagon officials at the time refused to discuss specifics, including the timeline, citing operational security for the roughly 2,000 USA troops in Syria.
  • Winter Storm Could Impact Post-Christmas Travel

    Winter Storm Could Impact Post-Christmas Travel

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    The post-Christmas storm was snarling travel following the holiday, and more than a foot of snow was expected in some areas. By Thursday night, cold temperatures will also move in, bringing wind chills as low as 25 below, which could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes, the weather service said.
  • Indonesia's tsunami survivors seek refuge

    Indonesia's tsunami survivors seek refuge

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    Some villages there have been cut off due to damaged roads and bridges, making it hard to supply aid and help people who may be injured or trapped. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing aid to Indonesia in the wake of a tsunami on Saturday that killed at least 429 people, with more victims expected to be found as the search for survivors continues.
  • Christmas Is Now A National Holiday In Iraq

    Christmas Is Now A National Holiday In Iraq

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    The president said that his resolve to ensure that the polls were "free, fair and credible" was to let the world know that "something good can come out from Nigeria". "Our courageous Armed Forces, and other security men and women, who make incredible sacrifices to keep us safe, the aged, the sick, physically-challenged persons, all deserve our goodwill in this season of love and sharing".
  • Morocco vigils for murdered Scandinavian tourists

    Morocco vigils for murdered Scandinavian tourists

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    Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were found dead early on December 17 near the village of Imlil on route to Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak and a popular hiking and trekking destination. The four men accused of killing the two backpackers appear in a video apparently pledging allegiance to ISIS . Witnesses saw Jespersen and Ueland with three men at their hotel in Marrakesh prior to the deaths, CNN reported .
  • UAE releases photos of Dubai's missing princess

    UAE releases photos of Dubai's missing princess

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    The UAE has issued a statement rebutting allegations about Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, the daughter of Dubai's ruler and UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Pictures of a missing Emirati princess who witnesses say was abducted by commandos have been released by her family, evidence that they say rebuts "false allegations" she was taken home against her will.
  • Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests

    Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests

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    Fresh protests against price hikes rattled Sudan on Sunday, as riot police were deployed around the capital Khartoum, on the fifth day of demonstrations that have claimed at least eight lives. Government spokesman Bashar Jumaa on Friday said the government "will not be lenient" with protesters getting violent and setting state buildings on fire.
  • 4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Europe's Most Active Volcano

    4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Europe's Most Active Volcano

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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.