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Extreme cold to test New Year’s revelers; some events iced

Mary Esch, The Associated Press Published 5:40 a.m. ET Dec. 31, 2017 CLOSE An Arctic Blast has the U.S. in the deep freeze, but what does it really mean when your body starts to shiver? Tony Spitz has the details. Buzz60 Ben Seyboldt plays in the snow in his front yard in Erie, Pa., Dec.…

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GM patents airbags on outside of cars to save pedestrians

Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Published 5:36 a.m. ET Dec. 31, 2017 CLOSE This will make you think twice before putting your feet up on the dashboard during your next road trip. USA TODAY This file photo shows the logo for General Motors. (Photo: HO, AFP/Getty Images) DETROIT -- Airbags protect passengers inside of…

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Britons feared dead after sea plane crashes near Sydney

Four Britons are feared dead after a seaplane crashed near Sydney in Australia. New South Wales police said divers had recovered six bodies from the scene and that an investigation was under way to identify the victims and determine the cause of the crash. There were six people on board the plane, including the pilot,…

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Ministers consider using volunteers to guard UK borders

Volunteers could guard some of the UK’s borders under plans the government is considering. The Home Office confirmed that proposals for “border force special volunteers” at small air and sea ports were being discussed. They would be used to bolster border force staffing levels, in a similar vein to police community support officers. However an…

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At least 81 journalists killed in 2017: report

At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs in 2017, as harassment and attacks on journalists have been on the rise, according to the International Federation of Journalists. Although the number of deaths are slightly down from last year's total of 93, the IFJ cautioned that an unprecedented number of journalists were jailed in 2017,…

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History of the world at year 1 after Trump

The world has endured one complete and completely calamitous year of Donald Trump, the president of the United States - "Mr President", as Americans reverentially refer to him.  After a tumultuous and deeply divisive presidential campaign, in a free and fair general election, Americans elected a notoriously racist, consistently misogynistic, white supremacist, xenophobic, real estate…

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New Year’s Eve: The countdown to 2018 is on

Posted December 31, 2017 20:33:49 Video: Crowds at Mrs Macquaries Point for New Year fireworks (ABC News) Related Story: Australia set to bring in New Year's Eve with a bang The skies have cleared as thousands of revellers pour in to popular vantage points across the country to ring in the new year. NYE celebrations…

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Report: Two killed during protests in Iran

On Sunday, Mehr news quoted Habibollah Khojastehpour, the deputy governor of Lorestan, as confirming the deaths but denied they were shot by security forces. Several videos circulated on social media showed various people injured during protests in the city. The videos purportedly showed injured people laying on the ground and being carried away from the…

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Storm Dylan brings gales to UK and Ireland

Storm Dylan has lashed parts of Ireland and Wales with howling gales in excess of 70mph and squally rain as it bears down on Scotland and northern England. Forecasters have warned of severe gusts of up to 80mph as the storm brings a wet and windy end to 2017. Met Éireann said the strongest winds…

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