• Ex-EU Parliament Chief Schulz To Challenge Merkel In German Elections
Ex-EU Parliament Chief Schulz To Challenge Merkel In German Elections

The former European Parliament President, Martin Schulz, will be the candidate of Social democrats for Chancellor in the elections scheduled for September 24 in Germany. Ms Merkel will be running for a fourth term, although it is not clear who would join her in a coalition government. "After the presidential election in the United States one may sa...

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  • At least 11 killed in Georgia storms
At least 11 killed in Georgia storms

The tornadoes destroyed neighborhoods in MS, the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and southern Georgia. "But all this stuff can be replaced", she said. The last time the prediction centre issued a high-risk weather outlook - where forecasters are very confident of a tornado outbreak - was in 2014.

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  • Border Patrol: US Guards Turn Back Canadian Anti-Trump Protesters
Border Patrol: US Guards Turn Back Canadian Anti-Trump Protesters

The border agents warned them that if they tried to cross into the country again that day, they would be arrested. " We did not talk politics at all ". McGill University student and Montreal resident Joseph Decunha was in a separate group to be stopped and turned away. A group of Canadians say they blocked from entering the USA after telling bord...

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  • Mexico extradites top drug lord 'El Chapo' to US
Mexico extradites top drug lord 'El Chapo' to US

US authorities have pursued him for years. Robert Capers, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of NY said Friday that Guzman led a "life of crime, violence, death and destruction" and continued to grow his drug empire during his time in prison.

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  • Here's how Whitehouse.gov and the @POTUS Twitter handle are changing
Here's how Whitehouse.gov and the @POTUS Twitter handle are changing

After eight years in the White House, Mr Obama is handing over to the next US president, Donald Trump, in Friday's inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington DC. "Similar to the Clinton and Bush White House websites , President Obama's WhiteHouse .gov will be preserved on the web and frozen after January 20th and made available at ...

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  • North Korea 'could fire ICBM from mobile launcher', says report
North Korea 'could fire ICBM from mobile launcher', says report

North Korea on Thursday reiterated its threat to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile soon after Seoul warned that Pyongyang could test its new missile. "Because President-elect Trump tweeted that 'it won't happen, ' such a launch could be seen as a serious humiliation for (the US)". Officials did not disclose when the missiles were spotte...

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  • Kentucky Unemployment Rate Holds at 4.8 Percent
Kentucky Unemployment Rate Holds at 4.8 Percent

It was the 63rd straight month of year-over-year improvement compared with the same month the year before. The Hartford Courant writes that the state hasn't ended a year with fewer jobs than it began since 2009. Education and Health Services added 4,600 (+0.6%) jobs in the month. Construction-related jobs were cut by 2,300, down 2.3%, with dec...

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  • Dozens hurt as high-rise building collapses
Dozens hurt as high-rise building collapses

The 17-story structure crumbled after fire engulfed the top floors of the building in downtown Tehran on Thursday morning as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. The Plasco building was an iconic presence on the Tehran skyline. Soroush Farzin-Moghadam, an engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the USA state of MA, told V...

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  • Gambia: Barrow sworn in as new president
Gambia: Barrow sworn in as new president

In an interview at a secure location in the Senegalese capital Dakar , the newly appointed President told Sky News: "We can not make any premature decision". He said, "From today on, I am the president of the Gambia regardless of whether you voted for me or not". De Souza added the military force has met no resistance thus far as it travels throug...

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  • At least 10 survivors found at hotel destroyed by avalanche in Italy
At least 10 survivors found at hotel destroyed by avalanche in Italy

The state-run news agency ANSA, citing rescue leaders, said contact was made with at least eight people, including two young girls. At least four people have been confirmed dead, and about 20 are still missing, as the rescue effort continues in hard conditions.

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  • Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Plea On Public Protest Against Jallikattu Ban
Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Plea On Public Protest Against Jallikattu Ban

The latest to extend his support is five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. All is well that ends well. Modi reminded O Pannerselvam that the case is under the consideration of the Supreme court and passing such an ordinance to overturn the three-year-old ban on Jallikettu could be a bad predicate.

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  • Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017: IEA
Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017: IEA

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in February rose 0.21 percent to $52.48 a barrel, while March Brent crude on London's ICE Futures Exchange gained 0.70 percent to $55.47 a barrel. As oil is priced in dollars, it becomes more expensive for holders of other currencies as the greenback appreciates. When OP...

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  • Gambian President Jammeh declares 90-day state of emergency
Gambian President Jammeh declares 90-day state of emergency

He's also shored up power in the country's supreme court and national assembly, which are considered mere extensions of the one-man regime. Mr Barrow, the country's president-elect, left the country as the incumbent leader challenged the result in the courts.

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  • Donald Trump to reform US intelligence community
Donald Trump to reform US intelligence community

The comments by the outgoing CIA chief reflected the extraordinary friction between the incoming president and the 17 intelligence agencies he will begin to command once he takes office on Friday. " The president-elect has a point ", McCain said Tuesday on " Fox & Friends ". CIA Director John Brennan gave an extensive interview to The Wall S...

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  • Mother killed her daughter for marrying against her wish
Mother killed her daughter for marrying against her wish

Parveen, who did not tell the judge she was sorry or regretted her actions, said she had killed her daughter for " bringing shame to the family ". The court granted life-imprisonment to brother of the victim girl, Anees, over the charges of abetting his mother in killing his sister.

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  • Dad of girls missing 31 years waiting for call
Dad of girls missing 31 years waiting for call

Kimberly was 4-years-old and Kelly was 10-months-old when they were kidnapped, according to WPRI . Then in December, state police said, they received the tip that Yates and the children, now grown women, were living in Houston. "I always hoped this day would happen", Yates told the paper, "and now I hope they [his daughters] will want to get in ...

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  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket for First Time Since Explosion
SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket for First Time Since Explosion

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returned to flight on Saturday, four months after an explosion on the launch pad almost devastated the program. Upon meeting testing and validation requirements, the company will shift the satellites into a 780km operational orbit and begin providing service to Iridium's customers.

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  • Trump insulted civil rights hero John Lewis on Twitter? Sad!
Trump insulted civil rights hero John Lewis on Twitter? Sad!

According to Trump, who attacked the civil rights icon on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Lewis needs to "spend more time on fixing and helping his district", instead of questioning Russian involvement in the election. "I just remember that before the election, there was all of this talk of 'Would Donald Trump accept the results of the ...

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  • France to host meeting on revival of Israel-Palestine peace talks
France to host meeting on revival of Israel-Palestine peace talks

It is one of the key sticking points in the Middle East conflict. The Palestinian Authority wants an independent state in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza - areas Israel occupied in violation of global law in a 1967 war. The spokesperson said what is required from the global community is to show the Israeli government that its re...

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  • M&S sales bounce back over Christmas period under new boss
M&S sales bounce back over Christmas period under new boss

Chief executive, Steve Rowe , said clothing also benefited from better ranges, better availability and better prices, adding: "I am pleased with the customer response we have seen to the changes we are making in line with our plan for the business".

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