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Assam's first draft of NRC identifies 1.9 crore as Indian citizens

A woman browses through an NRC draft list published at an NRC seva kendra in Guwahati on Monday. "It is a tedious process to verify the names", he said. Prominent among those whose names did not figure in the list include opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief and Dhubri MP, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, his two sons, former Congress minister Ardhendu Kumar Dey, MLAs Shiladitya Deb, Ashwini Roy Sarkar, Nizanur Rahman, Nurul Huda and Nazrul Haque and former MLA Abu Taher ...

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Iranian policeman killed by rioters in ongoing protests

Three others were injured in the shootout. At least 36 people were killed in 2009, according to an official toll, while the opposition says 72 died. "The support for the rioters of Iran, by the highest official of USA along with some imperialist media shows that there is a new plot to stage a new intrigue in Iran", said Brigadier General Jazayeri, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, on Monday.

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Iran marks end of 2009 vote unrest amid new demonstrations

President Trump weighed in Sunday for the second time. The tweet has since been deleted, however. While police have arrested some protesters, the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard and its affiliates have not intervened as they have in other unauthorized demonstrations since the 2009 election.

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One deputy killed, multiple injured after shots fired in Denver suburb

Police in Colorado say a number of officers are "down" following a shooting incident outside Denver. Four other deputies and two civilians were shot by the suspect, who was "no longer a threat", the sheriff's office said on its Twitter account.

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Houston police: Intoxicated man found with weapons in downtown hotel room

They also found other weapons in his pickup truck which has been towed away. Police in North Carolina discovered thousands of doses of heroin, a gun, and human teeth on a man detained during a suspected shoplifting investigation on Christmas Eve.

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Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers offering free safe rides home on NYE

Hosting New Year's Eve festivities at your own home is also a way to dodge surge prices. For reference, a Yellow Cab ride from Seville Quarter to Avery Street in the East Hill area would run you right around $9.50, while a trip from Seville to East Olive Road in the Ferry Pass area would be about $25, according to the fair estimator on Yellow Cab's website.

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Russia Selling Non-NATO-Compatible Missiles to Turkey

Russia will sell Turkey four batteries of S-400 surface-to-air missiles for $2.5 billion under a deal that is nearly complete, Sergei Chemezov , head of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, told the Kommersant daily on Wednesday. While pushing ahead with the S-400 project, Ankara has sought to secure defense deals with other countries as well. While continues to tout the planned sale of its S-400 strategic air-defense system to, some USA analysts are growing more skeptical about the deal.

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Dangerously cold wind chills this weekend

Wind chills will be around -15 to -25 at midnight Sunday into Monday. The record low for December 30 is 21 below zero, set in 1983; the record low is 11 below zero for December 31, set in 1976; and the record low for New Year's Day os 18 below zero set in 1968.

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Bomb rips through St Petersburg supermarket with shrapnel injuring 10 Christmas shoppers

Petersburg. The motive for the attack was not immediately known. According to a spokesman for the governor of St. Petersburg, one person was in serious condition. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Putin made the statement during a military decoration ceremony Thursday, mentioning another recent attempt that was prevented by the the Federal Security Bureau.

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US, Russian foreign ministers agree on diplomatic solution to NK issue

State Department Heather Nauert said in a statement that "both sides agreed that they will continue to work towards a diplomatic solution to achieve a denuclearised Korean peninsula". The US has declared North Korea a "state sponsor of terrorism" to enact further financial sanctions and also claimed in the President's National Security Strategy that Pyongyang is developing biological weapons.

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Meghan Markle becomes first fiancée to join royal family for Christmas

Meghan Markle's very first Christmas with the royal family was as picture-perfect as it looked . "There's always that family part of Christmas (where) there's always that work element as well, and I think together we had an awesome time".

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Alabama officials certify Doug Jones' win in special US Senate election

Alabama "will suffer irreparable harm" otherwise, the complaint argues, going on to urge state leaders to call a new special election. Doug Jones will be sworn in as a U.S. "This desperate attempt by Roy Moore to subvert the will of the people will not succeed", he told the Post . Mr. Moore's lawsuit was certainly late in coming: His lawyers filed the complaint at 10:33 p.m.

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Trump lashes out at Vanity Fair for backtracking on Hillary Clinton video

Many who supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election have stated their intention to cancel their subscriptions to Vanity Fair in response to a video many have considered to be sexist. Commenters were quick to denounce as "sexist" the suggestion of writer Maya Kosoff that Clinton "take up a new hobby in the new year". Trump's critics used it as another opportunity to pounce, calling out POTUS for seemingly confusing Wintour as the editor of Vanity Fair .

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State Dept. to Resume Full Visa Services in Turkey

They were restored after Turkey assured USA authorities that no other local employees were under investigation and that local staffers wouldn't be detained for doing their jobs, the embassy said in a statement Thursday. Turkey was pleased by the announcement but hit back regarding the statement issued by the US, saying that it had provided no such assurances in relations to ongoing legal issues.

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Ukrainian forces and rebels exchange POWs as war grinds on

Seventy-three Ukrainians, who have been held in the areas outside Kyiv's control, were freed during the exchange of captives in Donbas on Wednesday, Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Speaker Iryna Gerashchenko, who represents Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup, has said.

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Year-end forecast calls for bitter cold in Williston

While there was a chance for some freezing rain and sleet overnight and into this morning in parts of southeast Arkansas, Gilmore said conditions are expected to remain mostly dry until the weekend. NEW YEAR'S DAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. The below-normal cold temperatures will continue later this week into early next week with the coldest weather expected on Sunday, New Year's Eve .

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Obama most admired man among Americans: Gallup poll

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have topped Gallup's list for the most admired man and woman living anywhere in the world-the tenth consecutive year for the former president and the 16th such recognition for the former secretary of state.

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White Christmas potential: Winter weather advisory is set

Scattered snow showers will continue through the afternoon and evening causing slick roadways, limited visibility and snow accumulations. The cold will lean to the teens to low 20s by day, and near zero or lower at night. Christmas dawned sunny and cold with more snow on the ground than I could ever remember seeing. Rainfall amounts between 1/2 and 1 inch. The new snow along with strong wind has raised the avalanche danger in some locations in the backcountry.

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FBI Deputy Director McCabe to Retire in 2018

Though the FBI said that McCabe had consulted beforehand with ethics experts, and was not at the time of the donations in a supervisory role in the Clinton email investigation, Trump nonetheless was able to use the contributions in the final days of the campaign - and as president - to attack FBI leadership as biased against him.

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Jadhav meets mother, wife for 40 minutes

Three Pakistan Army personnel were martyred and one more was injured due to heavy cross-border shelling by Indian forces on Monday evening, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Before the meeting, the security check of the family was performed. A military court later tried and sentenced him to death in April of this year, ruling "the serving Indian navy officer" was found guilty of espionage and running a deadly terrorist network in Pakistan.

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Karnataka assembly polls: BJP's Mahadayi card backfires, massive protests erupt

He stated that he had done hisbest to seek an assurance from Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikarto ensure 7.56 tmc ft of water was used for drinking purposes fromthe river by Karnataka. Meantime, the Shiv Sena, the BJP's ally in Maharashtra, has jumped into the Mahadayi row and shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi , seeking his intervention to stop the diversion of water by Karnataka.

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Militant commander killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

Tantray has been a key commander in leading one of the wings of the locally powerful extremist organisation, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). A police spokesman said Tantray, who was a close aide of the 2001 Parliament attack case mastermind Ghazi Baba , was convicted in a case registered in 2003 in Delhi.

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Winter weather brings advisories, watches, to WNY and the Finger Lakes

CST Sunday morning. At 6 a.m. Sunday, a Winter Weather Advisory also took effect for Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties in IL, as well as in Newton, Jasper and Benton counties in IN, stretching through 6 p.m. Chicago's northern suburbs will likely see the lightest snowfall totals in the area, with Barrington and Lake Zurich projected to see around 2 inches of snow.

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Kentucky woman killed 'savagely' in dog attack identified

Once free, Johnny retrieved a gun and shot both, but killed just one. "Sheriff Mitch Williams is asking the community to be on the lookout for a brown pit bull that is injured", according to the statement. The caller said they were pit bulls. "The deputies determined that the dogs did not belong to the couple". According to Steele, the pit bulls belong to the Saylors' neighbors, although there hasn't been an official confirmation of this fact.

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Odisha celebrates Christmas with gaiety and fervour

Christmas carols were sung before the mass at the churches. As is customary in the Inca country, the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated with fireworks and colored lights lighting up the sky. Faithful from all over the country gathered in large numbers at Shrine Basilica of our Lady of Health in Vailankanni and also New Jerusalem Church at Tarangambadi, the oldest protestant church in Asia, and offered prayers .