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Berlin truck attack suspect´s nephew arrested in Tunisia

Berlin truck attack suspect´s nephew arrested in Tunisia Tunisia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested the nephew of Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri and two others — and says all three men are suspected of belonging to a terrorist cell and had contacts with Amri. "He was a ghost", Milan police chief Antoio de Iesu said, adding that he was stopped because of basic police work, intensified surveillance "and a little luck". [Full Article...]

At Least 40 Killed in DR Congo Anti-Kabila Protests

At Least 40 Killed in DR Congo Anti-Kabila Protests A United Nations report has said that 40 people were killed this week in the DRC during the various demonstrations against the Joseph kabila's refusal to leave power, when his constitutional mandate came to an end on 19 December. "At first glance, a miracle is possible and the bishops have won their bet", Albert Moleka, former chief of staff to the leader of the main opposition bloc Etienne Tshise... [Full Article...]

'Godfather Of Grass,' Leader of Cornbread Mafia, Arrested in Canada

'Godfather Of Grass,' Leader of Cornbread Mafia, Arrested in Canada After eight years on the run, the former leader of the Cornbread Mafia has been caught in Canada. He will remain in detention at least until his next hearing, scheduled for December 29. If convicted a third time, Boone could serve life in prison on charges of manufacture and possession with intent to sell marijuana. His gang reportedly had "29 farms in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, M... [Full Article...]

Rick Parfitt, Status Quo Guitarist, Dead at 68

Rick Parfitt, Status Quo Guitarist, Dead at 68 Here are some classic Status Quo tunes.RIP Rick, we'll miss you. Parfitt was survived by his wife Lyndsay , twins Tommy and Lily , and Rick's adult children Rick Jr . In 2010, Parfitt received an OBE for services to music along with his Status Quo band mate Francis Rossi . The former presenter of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" had been friends with Parfitt for more than 40 years. [Full Article...]

Graham threatens to pull funding for UN over settlement vote

Graham threatens to pull funding for UN over settlement vote The Security Council passed the measure Friday after the United States abstained, enabling the adoption of the first U.N. resolution since 1979 to condemn Israel over its settlement policy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is looking forward to working with his "friend" President-elect Donald Trump. Washington abstained from the vote and did not veto it, leading Israeli politi... [Full Article...]

China's first aircraft carrier in Western Pacific drill

China's first aircraft carrier in Western Pacific drill Taiwan's defense ministry said on Sunday it observed the carrier group passing through the Miyako Strait, a body of water near the uninhabited Senkakus islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by Beijing and Taipei. It is believed that it is the first the said aircraft carrier will operate in Pacific Ocean. Japan's Defense Ministry also confirmed that eight Chinese vessels, including the Lia... [Full Article...]

Sam Allardyce gets another chance as Crystal Palace appoint him manager

Sam Allardyce gets another chance as Crystal Palace appoint him manager The appointment came just under three months after was sacked by the FA in September, just 67 days into his England role, over his discussion with undercover reporters about "getting around" player transfer rules. "We've got to do it, it is part of the quick process to turnaround hard situations at the moment", he added. "They've held their Premier League status for a number of years now and the... [Full Article...]

'Let it be an arms race'

'Let it be an arms race' While some in media saw the potential of rivalry between Trump and Putin, noting that Putin had called for Russian Federation to " strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces " the day before Trump's tweet, those representing the incoming administration differed on this point. [Full Article...]

Illness forces Queen Elizabeth II to miss Christmas service

Mary Magdalene in Sandringham every year since the family started celebrating Christmas there in 1988. Buckingham Palace announced that due to the Queen's illness, she will remain to be situated indoors but will still attend the Christmas festivities that will take place in the morning. [Full Article...]

Pagoh bus crash: Survivor R. Nagadevan recalls events of the horrific accident

Pagoh bus crash: Survivor R. Nagadevan recalls events of the horrific accident A list of deceased put up on a notice board at the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar indicated that the victims include three Singapore citizens and a Malaysian who was working in Singapore, however Singapore authorities have yet to confirm this. [Full Article...]

Regions in Philippines Affected by Nearing Typhoon

Regions in Philippines Affected by Nearing Typhoon Coastal areas were warned of storm surges reaching up to 2.5 metres. These areas will experience 30 to 60 kph winds in the next 36 hours. It was forecast to move west at 15 kilometers per hour (kph) and make landfall over Catanduanes last night, said Estareja. [Full Article...]

Fake news story sets off nuclear Israel-Pakistan Twiter feud

Fake news story sets off nuclear Israel-Pakistan Twiter feud Now it seems that another fake news story has prompted the defence minister of Pakistan to threaten to go nuclear. However, the story attributes that quote to Moshe Ya'alon, who left Israel's Defense Ministry in May, the Times of Israel points out. [Full Article...]

Chile struck by 7.7 magnitude quake

Chile struck by 7.7 magnitude quake People in the Biobio, Araucania, Los Rios, and Aysen regions have been advised to evacuate, ONEMI said on its official Twitter account. Earthquakes of such large magnitude are not uncommon to Chile; in September 2015, a deadly 8.3 magnitude natural disaster occurred in Chile, killing 16 people. [Full Article...]

Thousands Evacuate German Town After World War II Bomb Discovered

The bomb was uncovered during construction work. A 1,500-meter exclusion zone was created for the operation in case the bomb exploded while engineers were trying to deactivate it and sandbags were set up all around. The bomb was dropped during World War II and has caused the city's medieval cathedral and city hall to be sealed off while authorities work to diffuse it. [Full Article...]

What is Storm Barbara and why are some United Kingdom storms given names?

Met office". A "significant storm system" is expected to move through the northern Plains on Christmas Day , bringing whiteout conditions and driving winds that could make travel "very hard to impossible", the National Weather Service said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

5000 migrants died in Mediterranean in 2016, UN

5000 migrants died in Mediterranean in 2016, UN An average of 14 people have died every day in the Mediterranean Sea during 2016, the highest number ever recorded . Joel Millman, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration , said survivors' stories told of at least 57 feared dead from a rubber dinghy holding around 130 people, and another 40 possibly dead in a dinghy carrying 120 people, the AP reported . [Full Article...]

Police officer's two-year-old son dies after shooting himself with dad's gun

Police officer's two-year-old son dies after shooting himself with dad's gun The little boy's older brother discovered the child had been shot and asked neighbours to call 911. After being shot, the child was rushed to the nearby MetroHealth Medical Centre where he died from his injuries. Police are investigating the incident, but so far no one has been arrested. Both police and the county medical examiner's office have declined to release the boy's name. [Full Article...]

Demonetisation is a firebomb on country's cash economy, says Rahul Gandhi

All we can say at this point is that the war of words between Rahul Gandhi and PM Modi is intensifying. "Log toot jaate hain ek ghar banane mein, tum taras nahi khaate grehastiyan jalane mein (People give their everything to build their home, you mercilessly burn those households)", he said, quoting poet Bashir Badr. [Full Article...]

FG in talks to secure release of more Chibok girls

FG in talks to secure release of more Chibok girls Gen. Sani Usman, however, said on Thursday that no new rescue of the Chibok girls was recorded, adding that the girls sighted were heading home for the Yuletide. The negotiations are ongoing and the Department of State Service, DSS are optimistic that they will be successful . After the release, the federal government said that the terrorist sect was willing to negotiate the release of more girl... [Full Article...]

Patriots - Jets II Keys, Who Has the Razor's Edge?

Patriots - Jets II Keys, Who Has the Razor's Edge? Head coach Todd Bowles arrived at the team hotel this morning and will travel with the Jets to Gillette Stadium. The Jets took him to the hospital at that point for further examination as they feared a heart attack. The Patriots and Jets meet for the 116 time on Sunday in an intense rivalry that dates back to 1960. RAIDERS: Defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr., who had a big impact as a... [Full Article...]


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