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What time does Walmart close Christmas Eve? Store hours for Dec

Since the last few years, Wal-Mart's hours on Christmas Eve were until 8 pm. When asked if they would be buying five or more presents on Christmas Eve, men (11 per cent) were slightly more likely to be last minute shoppers than women (10 per cent).

Wet and windy weather likely over United Kingdom for Christmas weekend

The Met Office already has amber weather warnings in force for the wind, which could gust up to 90mph across western and northern Scotland, before Barbara clears on Saturday . Again, many roads are expected to become icy and there may be a few spots with visibility problems. Forecasters have advised residents to be aware of the potential structural damage - more likely across the northwest of the warning area - as well as disruption to power supplies and travel, with restrictions on ...

Banned Kurdish group suspected in auto bombing that killed 13 in Turkey

In a statement, the Turkish armed forces said the vehicle bomb went off at 8.45am and targeted military personnel from the Kayseri Commando Brigade. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 13 and wounded 55, but President Tayyip Erdogan has blamed Kurdish militants for it.

Duterte insists on public debate with United Nations on extrajudicial killings

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. also criticised the United States aid decision, saying it follows mr Duterte's pledge to move foreign policy away from dependence on Washington. As president, he has led a nationwide war on drugs, which has singled out drug dealers and users and has left more than 3,000 people dead. "If she can not comply with it (the Philippine conditions), then that's the end of it", Yasay said.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin exchange Christmas presents on Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin and John Goodman were on hand, fresh from cameos in the cold open, to help him out. Kate McKinnon once again reprised her role as Clinton, to star in a timely " Love Actually " sketch that also took some jabs at Trump . Tillerson is friendly with Putin in real life, so Goodman arrived on the scene to do a special dance with Bennett's character before discussing business.

David Ayer, Margot Robbie will reunite for 'Gotham City Sirens' movie

On Tuesday it was announced that Suicide Squad director David Ayer would re-team with Harley Quinn actor Margot Robbie for another DC supervillain movie, this time focused on the female villains of Gotham City , and titled Gotham City Sirens.

Philippine official says president exaggerating on killings

Duterte has denied his involvement with the group. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte should be impeached after he admitted to personally killing drug suspects, one of his top critics told CNN. Duterte has insisted that police are only killing in self-defence and gangsters are murdering the other victims. The public favour his argument that drastic action is required to stop the Philippines from becoming a narco-state.

Celebrities react to Alan Thicke's shocking death at age 69

I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I had to work with Alan early in my career. " I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him ", he told the Times . Thicke reportedly was playing in a pickup hockey game shortly before noon at Pickwick Ice in Burbank when he collapsed. "Rest in peace dear Alan ".

Instagram's Direct feature rolled out in India; Instagram Live coming soon

Some of those who have experienced streaming on Instagram Live feels that it is useless as videos disappear once the user is done broadcasting. Pacific time at noon, Facebook broadcasted a 360 Live video of scientists who emerge from the 80 days of isolation in the pods of Utah.

Karnataka minister quits over sleaze tape; probe ordered

I have recommended to Honble Governor to accept the resignation. The alleged scandal has come as a huge embarrassment to the Congress government, close on the heels of another controversy stirred by Minister Tanvir Sait after video footage emerged showing him purportedly watching pictures of skimpily clad girls on his mobile at a public function recently.

Islamic State militants retake ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian forces

IS began an offensive just days ago near the town which is on UNESCO's world heritage list. The group said the Islamic State fired on fleeing civilians. "These uniquely skilled operators will join the 300 USA special operations forces already in Syria, to continue organizing, training, equipping, and otherwise enabling capable, motivated, local forces to take the fight to ISIL", Carter told the AP.

Merkel says Germany will stick to one-China policy

Trump followed the call with multiple tweets accusing China of manipulating its currency, unfairly taxing American imports and provoking tensions in the South China Sea. The Global Times , which is published by the party mouthpiece People's Daily, often runs commentaries that target nationalistic sentiment with provocative language.

Waiter Matt Terry lifts X Factor crown

And some people have the weirdest theory as to how Matt triumphed. Chart-topping singer Ed Sheeran has upset some fans after it was confirmed he wrote this year's X Factor winner's single. Following Terry's win, Cowell promised him "we'll give you 100%". Before bursting into years, she told him: "You're the reason I came back to the United Kingdom for the X Factor ".

Andaman Rescue: 85 tourists rescued from Havelock Islands; massive operation underway

At least 1400 tourists, including 600 Bengalis, were stranded in the islands due to heavy rain. "The ATMs are all dry", said the tourist from Mumbai, who is staying at a Havelock hotel since Sunday. Though there are no reports of any loss of life from any part of the islands, trees have been uprooted and electric posts twisted, affecting power supply.

Sprint to partner with Pokemon Go developer

Along with Starbucks launching its partnership with Niantic specifically for " Pokemon GO ", there have been rumors to the upcoming " Pokemon Go Generation 2" and its features. From what could be determined from the game's current codes so far, it seems like Pokemon costumes would be tied closely with the game's themed events.

Twin bomb blasts near market in northeast Nigerian city

A male and female suicide bomber detonated themselves minutes apart, spokesman Sani Datti of the National Emergency Management Agency said of the attack blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. "Over the past few weeks, the Nigerian military have made significant advancements in an offensive aimed at slamming the final nail in the coffin of Boko Haram".

Rahul Gandhi talks of 'quake' when he speaks, BJP sees 'quackery'

Seeking to turn the tables on Gandhi, Naidu, at a press conference in Bengaluru , referred to the "inaction" (during the UPA regime) on alleged scams relating to allocation of 2G, 3G and coal and CWG, and said, "So, keeping silent or helping those (guilty) people, and not taking action was a wise thing?" Desperation exposed Rahul Gandhi's remarks seem like an effort by the Congress vice president to pin the issue of stalled parliament proceedings on Modi and the BJP.

Two explosions outside Istanbul's Besiktas stadium kills at least 13

Witnesses said police were deployed and had cordoned off the area as smoke rose from the newly built Besiktas Stadium. The private NTV channel said the target of the attack was a bus for riot police. "We learned with tremendous sorrow that a large number of policemen and our citizens were injured in the treacherous attack near the Vodafone Arena, Istanbul ", the statement read.

Royal Family Hosts Diplomatic Corps Reception

The Queen wore a sapphire and diamond tiara and Angela Kelly dress while the Duchess of Cornwall dazzled in a Boucheron piece and Bruce Oldfield gown. Duchess Kate of Cambridge pulled out an oldie-but-goodie Thursday night for the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace: A bespoke Jenny Packham gown.

The First Church of Christ, Advent Services & Events

Sunday, Praise-New Life Bible Church, 5355 Atlanta Hwy, Bogart. Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church , 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will hold a Candlelight Communion service on December 18 at 5 p.m. 24 in the Worship Center, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., led by the choir and orchestra. "The Perfect Gift" Christmas Program , 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 , Galilee Baptist, 2525 Van Buren Court, Loveland.