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World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology predict a weak El Niño forming within three months.

The World Meteorological Organization says there's a 75-80% chance of the weather phenomenon forming by next February.

United States Senate special election in Mississippi, 2018

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith defeats Democratic candidate Mike Espy in a run off election in Mississippi.

In special run-off election, Republican Hyde-Smith has become the first woman elected to the Senate from the state

Fake news in South Korea

Prosecutors raid the house of Gyeonggi Province governor Lee Jae-myung amid suspicions that his wife used a pseudonymous Twitter handle to spread fake news about President Moon Jae-in and other political rivals of her husband.

Prosecutors on Tuesday raided Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung's office and home, apparently to search for his wife's old mobile phone believed to hold crucial evidence in investigations into her suspected role in political slander.Prosecutors and investigators from the Suwon District Prosecutors' Office began the raid on Lee's home in Seongnam, south of...

Nicaragua–United States relations

The Donald Trump administration announces sanctions on Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo and national security advisor Néstor Moncada Lau for corruption, violence against protesters, and human rights violations.

Rosario Murillo, wife of President Ortega, and her security adviser are accused of human rights abuses.

Russia–United States relations

U.S. President Donald Trump says he may cancel his scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during this week's 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit because of Russia's maritime clash with Ukraine.

The U.S. and Russian presidents are scheduled to meet at the Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires later this week.

National Board of Review of Motion Pictures

The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures names "Green Book" the best film in 2018. "A Star Is Born" won three awards.

THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW NAMES 2018 HONOREES INCLUDING GREEN BOOK FOR BEST FILM OF THE YEAR & BRADLEY COOPER FOR BEST DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR The Organization’s Gala will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in New York City New York, NY (November 27, 2018) – The National Board of Review today announced …

War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

Three U.S. troops are killed and three others are wounded in an IED blast near Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Three military personnel have died and three others were injured in the explosion near Ghazni city.