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Helicopter brings Queen to Sandringham for Christmas holidays

Helicopter brings Queen to Sandringham for Christmas holidays She celebrated her 90th birthday in April and following the lead of the Duke of Edinburgh who broke formal ties with some of his patronages when he turned 90 in 2011, she will be doing same. This year, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will break tradition by going to spend Christmas with the Middletons, according to United Kingdom reports. [Full Article...]

Russia's Doping Scandal Involves Over 1000 Athletes

Russia's Doping Scandal Involves Over 1000 Athletes Six cases involve cross-country skiers who are now provisionally suspended by the International Ski Federation (FIS). They have now been repatriated back to the Lausanne Anti-Doping Laboratory, and re-analysis has already begun on these samples looking for any Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs). [Full Article...]

Miles Teller and girlfriend involved in frightening auto crash

Miles Teller and girlfriend involved in frightening auto crash Teller's Bronco flipped over, but he and his girlfriend, Keleigh Sperry, were reportedly not injured. Two passengers in the Uber vehicle were taken to the hospital, complaining of minor injuries. This woman's irrational and ignorant decision put our lives and her passengers in very real danger. "My buddy lost control of my auto going 80 miles per hour". [Full Article...]

2ND Half Dominance Catapults Warriors Over Nets

2ND Half Dominance Catapults Warriors Over Nets That however, did not stop the train that was the Warriors, as in just over five minutes, Brooklyn's first quarter work was all but gone. A sequence that had myself and most of Twitter chuckling came when Zaza Pachulia had back-to-back layups in the first half that were counteracted by Brook Lopez leaking out for freebies on the other end. [Full Article...]

TRUMP ON UN VOTE: Things will be different when I'm in charge

The United States abstained from the measure in a reversal of USA practice to protect Israel from United Nations action, despite pressure from Mr Trump and Israel to veto it. What does the resolution say? The last round of USA -led peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians collapsed in 2014. The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Isra... [Full Article...]

Investigators probe shocking assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey

Investigators probe shocking assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey Mevlut Mert Altintas is filmed adjusting his jacket as Andrei Karlov speaks to a crowd of journalists and art lovers. The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Moscow considered the killing of its ambassador to be a terrorist act. The shooting was among the most brazen retaliatory attacks yet on Russian Federation since Moscow entered the war in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assa... [Full Article...]

Mexico fireworks explosion death toll now 33, several still missing

Mexico fireworks explosion death toll now 33, several still missing Another 72 people were injured in the explosion. A comparative fire at the San Pablito Market likewise demolished many stands in September 2006. The explosion leveled the fireworks market in Tultepec . It said 100 tons of fireworks were expected to be sold during the high season, which runs from August to New Year's. Another explosion gutted the area again nearly a year later. [Full Article...]

German Media Posts Photo of Berlin Terror Suspect With Face Obscured

German Media Posts Photo of Berlin Terror Suspect With Face Obscured The event's organizers made the decision to reopen the market without party music or bright lights, which have been replaced by candles and flowers left at the site of the attack as tribute for those that were killed. This is German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking this morning. "This would be especially despicable toward the many, many Germans who are daily engaged in helping refugees, and towar... [Full Article...]

Russian investigators seek answers to envoy murder

Russian investigators seek answers to envoy murder He was "neutralised" by Turkish police special forces shortly after he fired the shots. The local Hurriyet newspaper posted an image of multiple people lying on the floor at what appears to be a gallery that it says is from the immediate aftermath of the attack. [Full Article...]

Dalai Lama banned from entering Mongolia, says foreign minister

Dalai Lama banned from entering Mongolia, says foreign minister China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said that it "attached importance" to the statements issued by the Mongolian diplomat and highlighted that it hopes Mongolia would "honour the commitment" it has made on the Dalai Lama issue. It also noted that Beijing had "voiced strong dissatisfaction" at the visit. The Dalai Lama is cherished as a spiritual leader in predominantly Buddhist Mongolia ... [Full Article...]

UN General Assembly to vote on preparing cases of Syria war crimes

The resolution, drafted by Liechtenstein, was adopted by 105 to 15 on December 21, with 52 abstentions, despite warnings from Russian Federation that the assembly was interfering in the work of the Security Council, where Russian Federation has repeatedly blocked moves to prosecute alleged war crimes in Syria. [Full Article...]

MAJOR terrorist plot foiled in Australia

Paul's Cathedral and Federation Square. Seven people were arrested and five are still being questioned, Victoria police said in a Friday morning press conference. ´╗┐Police believe a group of self-radicalised Islamic extremists were planning to carry out an attack on some of Melbourne's most famous landmarks, including Federation Square, St Paul's Cathedral and Flinders Street Station. [Full Article...]

Security Council to vote Friday on South Sudan arms embargo

Political rivalry between South Sudan President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and Marchar, his former deputy, led in 2013 to civil war that often has followed ethnic lines. Russia's deputy United Nations ambassador, Petr Iliichev, also questioned the warnings of a risk of genocide, blaming criminal groups and "undisciplined" troops for the violence. [Full Article...]

140 buildings go up in flames in Niigata, just 2 minor injuries

140 buildings go up in flames in Niigata, just 2 minor injuries At least 17 firetrucks arrived at the site, and the authorities have ordered the evacuation of all 586 buildings that surrounded the epicenter. Two women in their 40s were injured, one suffering from smoke inhalation and the other sustaining minor injuries in the head after tumbling over while escaping from the fire. [Full Article...]

Mortar fire kills aid workers at Mosul food distribution centers

Mortar fire kills aid workers at Mosul food distribution centers A United Nations statement on the two separate mortar attacks this week that killed aid workers and wounded about 40 people said indiscriminate shelling violated worldwide law. The jihadists have targeted civilians with mortars, explosives and gunfire, HRW said. It cited instances of IS militants telling residents that those who stay behind are " unbelievers " and therefore valid targets besid... [Full Article...]

Trump names Kellyanne Conway as counselor to the president

The vaginal reference most likely alludes to Mr. Trump's hot-mic audio from 2005 in which he bragged about exploits with women to then-"Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush. By contrast, it has been 44 days since Trump won the election. She took over as campaign manager after Paul Manafort's departure and a period of tumult in August , following the conventions. [Full Article...]

Bloody battle for Syria's al-Bab as Turkey tightens grip against ISIL

ISIL was using suicide bombers and vehicle-borne explosives intensively, the Turkish military said. Turkey continued with the operation even after its foreign minister, along with his Russian and Iranian counterparts, said they were ready to help broker a deal to end Syria's nearly six-year-old civil war. [Full Article...]

Indonesian police kill 3 terror suspects

Indonesian police kill 3 terror suspects A sustained crackdown in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, weakened numerous most unsafe extremist networks responsible for a string of deadly homegrown attacks during the 2000s. The suspected female jihadi is believed to have been behind a bomb lab containing large amounts of deadly explosives which was raided in West Java last month. [Full Article...]

Only Allah Can Make Me Handover To Barrow, Says Gambian President Jammeh

The case was brought before the Supreme Court of the country by Chief Justice, Emmanuel Fagbele, a Nigerian national. Jammeh's forces also seized control of the elections commission headquarters, after the commissioner insisted that Barrow won the election, as we reported. [Full Article...]

Seven-year-old girl who tweeted from war-torn Aleppo is safe

Her Twitter account has gained her followers and supporters all over the world - as well as critics such as President Assad, who said her posts are "terrorist propaganda". "I can't & we can't all be happy until all the remaining people who want to leave are evacuated from East Aleppo ", Fatemah wrote. "I want to take our freedom there, not be like a refugee in other countries". [Full Article...]


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