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Severe Storm Threat Saturday Night and Sunday

If you are not prepared by this time, get prepared, and relocate to a shelter. Pierce Legeion is a meteorologist and digital journalist for WNCT 9 First Alert Weather. After some patchy dense fog this morning, skies are partly cloudy, allowing some peeks of sunshine to return which will quickly boost up our temperatures back to unseasonably warm highs in the upper 70s through the afternoon.

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A Look at the African Dictator Who Refuses to Step Down

Troops from Senegal entered Gambia the day before Jammeh made his announcement to enforce the results of December's election in which Barrow defeated Jammeh by claiming 45 percent of the vote. Barrow has been recognised as Gambia's new president by world powers and Jammeh is increasingly isolated at home as ministers abandoned his camp. "I'd like to welcome you all to the new Gambia", Mr Barrow said in his first press conference since Yahya Jammeh ceded control of the country he had ruled ...

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Egypt Snatch Late Winner To Eliminate Onyango's Uganda

Egypt are also well poised for the last eight after a late win over Uganda. Asamoah Gyan scored the game's only goal in the first half, finishing off a diving header after Jordan Ayew chipped a ball over the Mali defense. The loss means Uganda can not qualify for the quarterfinal stage, while Egypt have moved up to second spot with four points. Egypt have moved a step closer to their first World Cup since 1990 as they now lead Group E of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with six points.

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Palmyra's ancient monuments demolished by IS militants

Satellite imagery shows the Islamic State militants appear to have destroyed large parts of the amphitheater's facade and structures on the stage. Satellite images showed that this Roman monument called a tetrapylon in Palmyra has been badly damaged.

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Facebook blocks RT after allegations of copyright breach

According to RT's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, the Facebook block followed a complaint sent to Facebook by Current Time TV , another media property that describes itself as a joint project of Radio Liberty and Voice of America, which are both backed by the USA government.

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After Trump Win, Biden Warns Russia Will 'Meddle' in European Elections Too

Having stressed the importance of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation being on guard against alleged Russian aggression, the United States official said Moscow had " a different vision for the future ". Biden said, "It will occur again, I promise you". "Question a man's judgment, not his motives", Biden said, echoing the words of an old mentor. The outgoing United States vice president claims Russian Federation will try to meddle in more elections in Europe this year.

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Local women head to Women's March on Washington

In London, 20,000 people have recorded themselves on Facebook as attending. Join Sister Marches . The number of sister marches happening around the world in solidarity is growing by the minute, but as of the time of writing, over 600 are planned with over one million people planning to attend.

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Syrian rebels agree to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan

The Russian foreign minister says USA officials have tried to recruit Russian diplomats posted to the United States. On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he thought it was right to invite the incoming U.S. ¬ďAll the rebel groups are going. "We've seen some poor accusations that don't hold water, that since have been shrugged off by the British and their American counterparts who tried to jeopardize the new administration", Lavrov said.

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Uncle says Orlando shooter's widow is innocent

Further, on June 12, 2016, Salman obstructed justice by engaging in misleading conduct towards officers of the Fort Pierce Police Department and special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to prevent them from communicating to agents, the U.S.

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Weather advisory predicts more snow, rain

Between the two systems between 0.50-1.25 inches of liquid on average is possible in the valleys. Snow will fall to the 4,000-foot level on Thursday night. Thursday evening: Showers likely. Snowfall could measure between an inch and five inches in some areas with the higher peaks receiving 7 inches to a foot of new snow.

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Newton Jewish center evacuated after bomb threat

Classes resumed just over an hour later, after police had cleared the building with a bomb-sniffing dog, Miller said. He said several JCCs across the east coast - including New Jersey, New York , Connecticut , Florida , Massachussetts and ME - received similar calls this morning.

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Newcastle United FC still keen on signing £20 million-rated midfielder

The ex-Celtic man scored for United in the drawn FA Cup tie away to Birmingham and then netted the victor away to Brentford last weekend, and Benitez says he knew that a full fit Murphy would get an opportunity. Stuart Findlay, Daniel Barlaser and Yasin Ben Al-Mhanni are all handed their debuts in an experimental side, whilst out-of-favour midfielder Cheick Tiote is handed a rare start in midfield.

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In Nigeria, another errant airstrike kills Doctors Without Borders staff

The Borno state government official is helping to coordinate the evacuation of wounded. An employee with the International Committee of the Red Cross, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press 20 Red Cross volunteers were among the dead.

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US Stocks Close Lower After Trump's Dollar Comments

On top of this there is now more than enough doubt in the market over the longevity and effectiveness of US President-elect Donald Trump's fiscal policies (run up the deficit, huge spending, slash taxes) that gold has posted a substantial rebound in around a fortnight or so of trading.

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Hyderabad varsity sees Rohith Vemula Shahadath Din with protests, slogans, arrests

She alleged that during the last one year she and her other family members were harassed on false charges that they are not Dalits. "They (JAC) have not sought any permission from University officials", UoH Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Vipin Srivastava said adding "if they go ahead with their programmes it will be unofficial".

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Interior Sec. Nominee Believes Climate Change is Real

There is debate on this committee, but not within the scientific community". "Last time the Sioux nations got together, I'd say General Custer would probably say that was not a good issue", Zinke said, referring to George Armstrong Custer, a U.S.

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Video Captures Massive Alligator at Nature Preserve in Central Florida

Walking along a trail in the USA state of Florida, Kim Joiner came face to face with a massive alligator. According to the post, Kim Joiner was taking an afternoon stroll Sunday in the Circle B Bar Reserve when the gator was spotted. This gator is one of many that call Circle B home and this one, bigger than most is only interested in getting to his lake. The video, which was posted Sunday, has already been shared almost 14k times.

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Concentration Camp Excavation May Reveal Connection to Anne Frank

Since 2007, the Israel Antiquities Authority , together with Yad Vashem , has been conducting excavations at the former camp in Poland in a novel approach to Holocaust research. It is similar to only one other known to exist that belonged to Anne Frank, whose diary of her time in hiding in Amsterdam is read the world over. Polish archaeologist Wojciech Mazurek, Haimi, and their Dutch associate, archaeologist Ivar Schute, led the excavations at the site of the Nazi-operated death camp, ...

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Iran's oil minister confident of output deal, predicts prices will rise

Opec may not need to extend a six-month agreement with non-Opec members to pare oil output because demand is rising and compliance with cuts is high, the Saudi oil minister said on Monday. "No matter what encouraging statements come out, there will be a credibility gap based on past non-compliance by some countries", he said. Achieving stability in the oil market is deemed to reflect positively on the economy.

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Bahrain Executions Spark Violent Protests

The execution sparked several protests in Shia villages and several policemen were wounded in the clashes between police and protesters. Global news agencies are not permitted to cover events independently in Bahrain. In 2011 Bahrain, which is ruled by a Sunni monarchy, was best by protests as part of the Arab Spring, but government forces crushed the uprising with help from allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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France describes need for two-state solution at Israel, Palestinian conference

US Secretary of State John Kerry attended the summit but neither the Israelis or Palestinians are present for a parley that Benjamin Netanyahu said was "pointless" and "rigged" against Israel. Netanyahu had not formally rejected the invitation but declined to meet Mahmoud Abbas in private as part of the French invite. The conference was mainly symbolic, but comes at a crucial juncture for the Middle East, five days before Trump is sworn in as president.

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Brazil expects death toll from latest prison clash to rise

The deaths happened after a riot broke out at the Alcacuz Penitentiary, just south of the city of Natal in eastern Brazil. Police surrounded the prison and blocked the exits and were due to wait till dawn on Sunday to enter because prisoners are out of their cells and believed to be armed.

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Brazil prison riot: 'At least 30 dead' in Natal violence

Officials initially announced that at least ten prisoners have been killed but sources told the G1 news website the current death toll is closer to 25. Many prisons are badly overcrowded. More than 622,000 prisoners are held in cells that are only meant to house 371,884 people, according to official data.

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Stopped train triggers major political row in Balkans

Kosovo police blocked the entry on Saturday of a train from Serbia painted in the colours of the Serbian flag and with the words "Kosovo is Serbia" printed down the side, in a standoff seen as a test for the tiny Balkan country. and show that we want peace", Mr Vucic said, while warning that Belgrade "will not allow attacks" on Kosovo Serbs. A new train route aimed at bringing together Serbia and Kosovo has been halted at the border between the two countries, after Kosovo claimed the train ...

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Obama lifts some Sudan sanctions, citing 'positive' moves on conflict, terror

Now the Obama administration says it will start allowing US energy, agriculture, medical and other companies to do business with Khartoum. The outgoing president noted "a marked reduction in offensive military activity, culminating in a pledge to maintain a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in Sudan".