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World News Powerball jackpot hits $440M for Wednesday's drawing
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Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot is worth an estimated $343 million, with a cash payout of about $215 million. The jackpot is about $440 million or a $278.3 million cash option, the highest since August 23, when a ticket sold in Chicopee won a $758.7 million jackpot.

World News Rohani To Address Nation As Iran's Street Protests Turn Deadly
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Predicting that the new year will be one of "opportunity and extreme danger", Graham said Trump should withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement in 2018 and give a national address explaining his approach. Rouhani said demonstrators had the right to protest the government, and he also acknowledged that some of the protesters' grievances were legitimate.

World News AfD tests Germany's new social media law as police probe Von Storch
Author: 0 AfD tests Germany's new social media law as police probe Von Storch

The politician's Twitter account was temporarily suspended over her tweet. On New Year's Eve, the Cologne police posted a message in Arabic on Twitter, wishing every a happy new year. By 2014, she was a Member of European Parliament representing AfD and has been vocal about the party's anti-immigrant stance. It has upended German politics by stealing voters from Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats, making coalition building more hard.

World News Very cold end to 2017 — WEATHER FORECAST
Author: 0 Very cold end to 2017 — WEATHER FORECAST

New Years Eve is trending clearer than Sunday morning, and that means colder temperatures without clouds to stop radiational cooling. The Arctic high pressure in place over the Philadelphia area will last several more days, but it looks like a coastal storm will develop off the Southeast and move north, intensifying rapidly off the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday night and Thursday , forecasters say.

World News 12 injured in NY apartment fire
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Firefighters arrived at the building on Commonwealth Ave. near East Tremont Ave.at about 5:30 a.m. for a smoke call, the FDNY said. A dozen people were hurt, but all are expected to be OK. Another resident escaped with her two children and their dog. But fire officials say almost two dozen people, including that man and his family, have been displaced by the blaze.

World News Tiger Zinda Hai is all set to gross 500 crores worldwide
Author: 0 Tiger Zinda Hai is all set to gross 500 crores worldwide

The manner in which the Yash Raj production is now progressing, there are very good chances that Tiger Zinda Hai will enter the 300 Crore Club by the time the third weekend comes to a close. The action sequences and Salman's screen presence attracted the audience very much. Looks like the film might just end up crossing the Rs 300 crore threshold it was eyeing.

World News Iran protests: Citizens have right to criticise, not destroy - Rouhani
Author: 0 Iran protests: Citizens have right to criticise, not destroy - Rouhani

A map shared by Iranian activists on social media showing the locations of anti-regime protests. On Sunday, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said on Twitter that authorities had cut off access to the app. Why are social networks being restricted? "Not good!" Trump tweeted last evening. On Saturday, 80 people were detained in the nearby city of Arak, according to a government official, as reported by Mehr News Agency.

World News S. Korean president welcomes DPRK leader's New Year address
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers a New Year's address in Pyongyang on Monday, in this grab from [North] Korean Central Television. Kim's comments were the first indication of North Korea's willingness to participate in the Winter Games, which run from February 9 to 25.

World News 450 protesters arrested over 3 days in Tehran
Author: 0 450 protesters arrested over 3 days in Tehran

Ghazanfarabadi said the detainees will be soon put on trial and the ringleaders would face serious charges including "moharebeh" - an Islamic term meaning warring against God - which carries the death penalty. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. "Sadly, many European governments watch in silence as heroic young Iranians are beaten in the streets", Netanyahu said.

World News Pune Dalit protests spill over in Mumbai, suburbs affected
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Violence flared up across Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra as Marathas and Dalits clashed with each other. "During the violence, some vehicles and a house in the vicinity were damaged", a police officer deployed for security at Bhima Koregaon said without elaborating.

World News Holiday week is second coldest recorded in Madison
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A wind chill advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Winds could gust as high as 23 miles per hour today. Low temperatures each night will drop below zero - minus-5 degrees on Thursday night followed by minus-3 degrees on Friday night.

World News San Francisco: 7 Injured As Box Truck Crashes Into Pedestrian
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The five suffered minor injuries, and they range in age from pre-teen to adult. The driver of the truck was arrested however he only speaks Cantonese so the police were waiting for a translator. Officials told NBC that the elderly pedestrians were taken to a trauma center for treatment. A family of five in the vehicle all suffered minor injuries with ages ranging from pre-teen to adult, according to fire officials.

World News Sydney seaplane: Six dead as aircraft crashes in river
Author: 0 Sydney seaplane: Six dead as aircraft crashes in river

His two sons Edward Cousins , 23, and William Cousins , 25, also lost their lives. A British family of four - Fiona Hewitt, 52, her husband Richard , 50, and children 14-year-old Harry and 17-year-old Felicity, all from Milton Keynes - died in the crash.

World News Flood Warning For Clare As Storm Eleanor Approaches
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Coastal roads and properties along Britain's west and south coasts are vulnerable to high waves, with beach material likely to be thrown on to sea fronts. The lively weather is set to move eastwards across the country and there is a danger of quite significant snowfall in the north of Scotland, even at lower levels, low pressure pulls in colder air from the Arctic.

World News 'US Mainland in Our Nuclear Strike Range' - Kim Jong
Author: 0 'US Mainland in Our Nuclear Strike Range' - Kim Jong

In his address, Kim Jong Un said his country's weapons are now a reality and not just a threat. "This is reality, not a threat", he insisted, though he suggested that the program has some work left to accomplish by stating his country will "mass produce nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles and speed up their deployment".

World News NCP wants Triple Talaq Bill be referred to Select Committee
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Sampath were negated in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The government has been hoping that projecting the Muslim Women Protection of Rights in Marriage Bill 2017 as an instrument that restores the dignity of Muslim women will discourage parties such as the Congress from raising a full-throated objection in the Rajya Sabha too.

World News Pakistan buckles under USA pressure, bans Hafiz Saeed from collecting funds
Author: 0 Pakistan buckles under USA pressure, bans Hafiz Saeed from collecting funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan ( SECP ) on Monday prohibited all those organisations from collecting charity that are listed under the United Nations Security Council ( UNSC ) sanctions committee's consolidated list. "Non-compliance with SECP ruling could result in a hefty monetary fine". "The Government of Pakistan has already prescribed a penalty of up to Rs 10 million for non-compliance on the sanctions regime being implemented", it said.

World News National Championship Odds: Alabama Favored Over Georgia
Author: 0 National Championship Odds: Alabama Favored Over Georgia

Too early for me to chuckle after being out in the wee hours of New Orleans, but dang, Coach, ease up on us. Just after the final whistle of Monday night's Sugar Bowl , the Westgate Las Vegas Super Book announced that betting will open with the Crimson Tide favored by four points .

World News Amber Alert issued for 2 children after suspicious death in Round Rock
Author: 0 Amber Alert issued for 2 children after suspicious death in Round Rock

They are 7-year-old Luluvioletta Bandera-Magret and 14-year-old Lilianais Griffith . Texas cops seek Terry Allen Miles , 44, in the disappearance of two girls, and one woman's death. " Lilianais Griffith is also described as white, with light brown hair, brown eyes, standing at 5'0" and weighing 100 pounds. She has a stud on the right side of her nose and braces as well, authorities said.

World News Kim calls on North to mass-produce nukes, missiles
Author: 0 Kim calls on North to mass-produce nukes, missiles

Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday that the United States is "closer to a nuclear war with North Korea" than ever. John Delury, a professor of global relations at Yonsei University in Seoul, said Kim's message to Seoul was "more promising" than he had anticipated, addressing in a specific and actionable way South Korea's desire to make the Games a success.

World News Auburn to take on Central Florida in the Peach Bowl
Author: 0 Auburn to take on Central Florida in the Peach Bowl

The best defense the Knights have faced this season is USF's, and the Bulls rank 38th nationally allowing 359.8 yards and 41st allowing 23.5 points per game. He was chosen the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and second-team All-America by The Associated Press. The game will be televised on ESPN.

World News Extreme Cold for New Years Eve
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The Wind Chill Warning is in effect for much of central and southern Minnesota, except east central sections. Tonight: Arctic cold continues funneling into the region overnight as winds from the northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour persist.

World News Brutal cold sticks with us as we welcome in 2018
Author: 0 Brutal cold sticks with us as we welcome in 2018

Tuesday will be sunny with a high of 22 and a low of 8. Winds from the northwest at 10-15 miles per hour will keep wind chills at or below 0. A wind chill advisory means cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. The cold air sticks around on Tuesday as many head back to school. Happy New Year, and bundle up! Hard freeze warning , midnight tonight until 9 a.m.

World News Muslim Women Travelling For Hajj Without Mahram Exempted From Lottery System
Author: 0 Muslim Women Travelling For Hajj Without Mahram Exempted From Lottery System

The announcement by the Minority Affairs Ministry came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio programme " Mann Ki Baat " said that women should get equal opportunities as men. For Haj , if rules are not followed Saudi will not issue Visa. "The main problem concerning the Muslim women is education and livelihood". "It's only in the last couple of years that Saudi Arabia has relaxed the rules, and so now countries can avail of the relaxation, " he told this newspaper.

World News Lorde and NZ accused of prejudice against Israel
Author: 0 Lorde and NZ accused of prejudice against Israel

The ad in the December 31 edition, headlined "Lorde and New Zealand ignore Syria to attack Israel", slams the Green Light singer for cancelling a scheduled performance in Tel Aviv. "We are disappointed with Lorde's decision to cancel her show after pressure from the discriminatory BDS movement and invite Lorde to continue learning about the region", the council's statement reads.

World News Toronto Polar Bear Dip cancelled over extreme cold, frozen lake
Author: 0 Toronto Polar Bear Dip cancelled over extreme cold, frozen lake

The JCC event is a fundraiser for the polar bears at the Albuquerque BioPark, the New Mexico Special Olympics, and camp scholarships at the JCC. Members of the South Boston "L" Street Bathhouse take a traditional New Year's Day dip in 30-degree waters in Boston on January 1, 2001.

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