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Whiteouts possible as lake-effect snow machine kicks off

These bands of showers become heavier by mid-afternoon, leading to hazardous travel due to blowing snow. This long-lived event will continue at least through Saturday, but don't expect any relief through the weekend, as our chance for system snow arrives for the Great Lakes by Saturday night.


Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

The President-elect was declared the latest victor of the annual honor on Wednesday morning, beating out finalists including Hillary Clinton , Beyonce and Vladimir Putin. In an interview accompanying the cover, Trump says he does not believe Russian Federation interfered in the election, defends his claim of widespread illegal voting, and insists that despite his wealth he represents "the workers of the world", who "love me".



Bill English set to become New Zealand's next Prime Minister

English said Key had given him and his caucus a "fantastic opportunity" but Key would be the first to say there was work left to be done. However Bil English has already hinted he may be able to come out from Mr Key's shadow and give National a fighting chance at a fourth term.



Russian Federation says over 8000 civilians leave eastern Aleppo

Moscow is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and launched an air war in support of his forces past year, while Washington and other Western nations have supported rebel forces. Earlier this week, efforts faltered to evacuate hundreds of wounded despite pleas from medical officials. Talks between Russian and USA experts will continue in Geneva, he said, adding: "There is some progress, but no agreement".



US Defense Secretary Arrives in Iraq to Assess Mosul Fight

About 5,000 U.S. troops are deployed in Iraq as part of an "advise and assist" mission to support Iraqi federal and Kurdish peshmerga forces battling jihadists. Iraqi forces, backed by a US -led coalition, have been battling Islamic State in Mosul for eight weeks. Carter flew into Baghdad aboard a military cargo plane and and was greeted by Lt.


160 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

160 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

State police spokeswoman Cordelia Nwawe said 27 had been killed and 30 injured when the Reigners Bible church in Akwa Ibom state capital Uyo collapsed during a service on Saturday. Some people were taking the bodies of relatives to their homes because of the overcrowding. Etete Peters said it would be hard for now to ascertained the number of people that died, saying so many people were brought to the hospital dead.