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Wednesday's exchange marked the first prisoner trade between Kyiv and Moscow-led forces in more than a year, as 74 out of 168 Ukrainian prisoners of war held in Russian-held Donbas were freed. The Russian president then discussed the initiative with the leaders of the self-proclaimed Ukrainian republics over the phone. "The last conditions were negotiated", he said , voicing hope that "the Ukrainian side will keep its promises".
  • Mahadayi protesters set January deadline to solve water issue

    Mahadayi protesters set January deadline to solve water issue

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    He had promised to solve the issue by the year-end. While Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the inter-state dispute over sharing of the river water, BJP's state unit chief B.S. Yeddyurappa, a power Lingayat leader from north Karnataka, is expected to lead the party's campaign in the region, when the state goes to poll next year.
  • Meteor spotted in the sky across New England

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    It was spotted at around 5:52 pm local time, and was described by some witnesses as having "a greenish glow", while others claim they saw a blue flash. The last meteor shower was 10 days ago and the next one won't happen until January, he said. "These are simply bits of rock in orbit around the sun.
  • Malegaon blast case: MCOCA charges dropped

    Malegaon blast case: MCOCA charges dropped

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    New charges will be framed against them under the IPC and section 18 (conspiracy) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Special NIA court in its order said that Sadhvi Pragya Singh can not be exonerated of conspiracy charges as she was aware about the motorcycle being used for the conspiracy.
  • China, Pakistan consider extending economic cooperation to Afghanistan

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    The foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan had met on Wednesday. In his proposal to extend their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, Wang, talking to the reporters, pointed to Afghanistan's urgent need to develop and improve people's lives, and his hopes it can join inter-connectivity initiatives.
  • Forecast: Bitter cold and lake snow continues

    Forecast: Bitter cold and lake snow continues

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    The agency says some western NY areas east of Lake Erie have received more than 3 feet of snow over the past couple days. Forecasters predicted wind chills from 5 degrees below zero to 30 below zero. The new snowfall could bring totals to as much as 6 feet. Temperatures are expected to remain frigid through the weekend. Tuesday's highs will only be in the teens, with overnight lows dipping into the single and double digits below zero.
  • Netizens Wounded by White House Decision to Fell Historic Magnolia

    Netizens Wounded by White House Decision to Fell Historic Magnolia

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    Hovering over the South Lawn near the second story South Portico, it is the oldest tree on the White House grounds. Jackson added the Magnolia to the White House grounds in 1835, according to the White House Historical Association. According to documents the cable TV network said it had obtained exclusively, the tree must be removed quickly, despite decades-long efforts to preserve it, including through the use of cables to help keep it upright.
  • Snow and ice warning issued for north Cumbria

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    Those areas were warned of the potential for ice on untreated roads and footpaths this morning. "Some roads and railways are likely to be affected by longer journey times due to standing water or snow". Previously, a professional meteorologist had to observe a single flake of snow on the roof of the London Weather Centre but the Met Office has since broadened its criteria to include other parts of the country.
  • Jessica Falkholt and sister Annabelle fighting to life after auto crash

    Jessica Falkholt and sister Annabelle fighting to life after auto crash

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    She also starred in the supernatural thriller Harmony, set to be released in 2018. The 29-year-old and her family were involved in a head-on collision on Boxing Day in New South Wales, Australia. They visited the family's home in Ryde, north-west of Sydney but after finding no-one there tracked down extended family members. NSW Chief Inspector Phil Brooks told reporters that the Christmas and New Year period was "meant to be a time of happiness" but 'sadly for many this has resulted in ...
  • 3.1 magnitude quake felt in Santa Clara County

    3.1 magnitude quake felt in Santa Clara County

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    The Los Angeles Times put the magnitude at 4.0. The quake struck near Alum Rock at 10:32 p.m. The earthquake's depth was a little more than 4 miles. Earlier Tuesday, an quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.1 struck southeast of San Jose. People weighed in on Twitter, including our own team of reporters saying they heard loud rattling before they felt shaking.
  • 'She's on verge of mental breakdown'

    'She's on verge of mental breakdown'

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    Plummer's family, who have described her as "naive", said the tablets were for her Egyptian partner Omar Caboo, who suffers from severe back pain. Tuesday's conviction came as a surprise since the hearing was supposed to be taken up by the argument of the defence.
  • Angola Eyes Big Benefits From AngoSat-1 Launch

    Angola Eyes Big Benefits From AngoSat-1 Launch

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    The satellite, dubbed Angosat-1, lifted-off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Ukraine-built Zenit 2SB rocket on 26 December (Tuesday). The spacecraft is created to provide communications and television broadcast throughout the African continent.