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North Korea prepares for new round of nuclear weapons tests

North Korea prepares for new round of nuclear weapons tests Kim spoke about the country's missile program to start the New Year. Experts say Kim is taking advantage of this political unrest, trying to assert North Korea as a nuclear power. Park's impeachment on December 9 stems from a corruption scandal. Although Kim did not make a specific reference to the incoming Donald Trump administration, he called on Washington to make a "resolute decisio... [Full Article...]

New UN chief Guterres urges putting peace first as 2017 dawns

New UN chief Guterres urges putting peace first as 2017 dawns Guterres stressed that "no one wins these wars, everyone loses". The former Portuguese prime minister and United Nations refugee chief begins a five-year term amid conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere, as well as threats from terrorism and climate change. [Full Article...]

German police stop 'African' men on New Years Eve

Anti-immigration groups which have grown in popularity over the last few years used the mass sexual assaults of last year to attack the government's immigration policies. Mayor Henriette Reker said the increase police presence - which included concrete blocks to prevent an attack in the style of recent atrocities in Berlin and Nice , where trucks were driven into crowds - was "necessary". [Full Article...]

Indian party chief reinstates sacked son Akhilesh Yadav

Indian party chief reinstates sacked son Akhilesh Yadav Later, in a dramatic turn of events, "Akhileshwadi" (CM supporters) laid siege to the SP headquarters, bodily ousting Shivpal's supporters from the office. Akhilesh then asked to be reinstated as the state president, a bone of contention between him and Shivpal and withdrawal of Ram Gopal Yadav's expulsion order. [Full Article...]

USA says Taiwan president's transit based on 'long-standing practice'

But the head of China's policymaking Taiwan Affairs Office in his New Year message said this year would see uncertainty. Tensions were further amplified last month when President-elect Donald Trump broke protocol by speaking with Tsai on the phone and said later that he did not feel "bound by a one-China policy". [Full Article...]

Beatles' first manager Allan Williams dies aged 86

Beatles' first manager Allan Williams dies aged 86 Allan Williams , the club owner known for discovering the Beatles and serving as their first manager, only to part ways with them before they rocketed to superstardom, has died at age 86. It was Williams who drove the Beatles to Hamburg in August 1960 to begin what proved to be their formative residency in the German city. The following January, the band - minus Sutcliffe - signed a five-year co... [Full Article...]

Benjamin Netanyahu faces 'criminal investigation' over fraud and bribery claims

The Times of Israel report that the investigation relates to allegations of bribery and fraud against the 67-year-old. During his trial, Mimran claimed to have donated the money to Mr Netanyahu during the 2009 Israeli election campaign - something the politician has consistently denied. [Full Article...]

Murray on knighthood: 'I'm quite happy being known as Andy'

Murray on knighthood: 'I'm quite happy being known as Andy' Sir Andy Murray , as he would be referred to from now on, seemed unlikely to use the title on the tennis court. Murray has enjoyed the best year of his career in 2016, winning a second Wimbledon title, successfully defending his Olympic gold medal and reaching world number one for the first time. [Full Article...]

Witness Sydney bring in New Year celebrations live

Witness Sydney bring in New Year celebrations live From Sydney to Hong Kong, celebrations have begun around the world to bid farewell to a tumultuous 2016 and welcome the New Year. Major cities around the world including New York, London, Sydney and Cologne have been stepping up anti-terrorism measures ahead of New Year 's Eve celebrations. [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi Addresses the Nation: Highlights

PM Narendra Modi Addresses the Nation: Highlights It is being speculated that Modi will present a new course of action following the 31 December deadline for depositing demonetised currency. "The prime minister opened up avenues for poor, farmers and youth of this country after the record availability of money in the banks since Independence following the demonetisation". [Full Article...]

Fog disrupts 70 flights at Kempegowda Int'l Airport

Fog disrupts 70 flights at Kempegowda Int'l Airport He said 30 flights had been cancelled before 9.30am. The fog was so bad that seven Indigo flight schedules were completely cancelled for the day. City Airport was also affected, warning that there may be delays and cancellations. "People driving around in the morning should take care on the roads". No flight had landed or departed at the time of writing due the heavy blanket of fog. [Full Article...]

Twitter hoax causes some to believe Queen Elizabeth II is dead

Twitter hoax causes some to believe Queen Elizabeth II is dead In the year of fake news and celebrity deaths , the suggestion that the Queen had died spread across social media like wildfire. A fake BBC News Twitter account falsely announced that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away, which sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy. [Full Article...]

Colorado lift shut down as fatal fall investigated

Colorado lift shut down as fatal fall investigated The victims were taken to the nearby Middle Park Medical Center, where the woman died . One of the daughters had received the proper treatment and had been released by the hospital on the morning of Friday, whilst the other young girl had to be airlifted to another hospital situated in Denver for further treatment. [Full Article...]

Free Metro rides after midnight for New Year's Eve revelers

Free Metro rides after midnight for New Year's Eve revelers Holidays like July 4, St. Patrick's Day, and New Year's Eve tend to go hand in hand with an increase in drunk driving. Service is extended until 2:15 a.m. Miller Lite is also partnering with transit systems in select cities, so free bus rides will be offered on New Year's Eve in Milwaukee, Chicago , Minneapolis/St. [Full Article...]

Trump rides up, down escalator of rage at Obama

Trump rides up, down escalator of rage at Obama Earlier Wednesday, Trump said on Twitter that the transition was not going smoothly and blamed Obama. "You don't think so?" "Today's call, like the others since the election, was positive and focused on continuing a smooth and effective transition", Schultz said. [Full Article...]

Search suspended for missing BC men amid bad weather, high avalanche risk

Search suspended for missing BC men amid bad weather, high avalanche risk Danks says they're hoping that the men are holed up at a survivable, lower elevation. Mike Danks with North Shore Rescue says the conditions are not safe for rescue crews. "Weather conditions can change rapidly up there", added Palmer. Crews plan to resume the search at first light Wednesday and remain hopeful about a positive outcome. [Full Article...]

Carl Paladino Resolution: Racist Obamas 'Wish' Demands Ouster

Carl Paladino Resolution: Racist Obamas 'Wish' Demands Ouster Paladino insists that he will not resign. Carl Paladino, like many of PEOTUS's allies, appears to believe he can run his mouth - loosely connected to his brain - with impunity. The remarks gained global attention because of Paladino's long political history. Last week Donald Trump New York campaign chair Carl Paladino gave astonishingly racist comments about the Obamas to Artvoice , an ... [Full Article...]

Greek ambassador to Brazil missing

Greek ambassador to Brazil missing Police suspect the diplomat's wife could be involved in his disappearance, Veja reported. Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs also had no comments on the case. He is missing since Monday , and the license plate on the vehicle matches his rental auto. They are believed to often extort residents in exchange for keeping drug gangs from taking over the areas. [Full Article...]

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioning

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioning Nevertheless, on an eight-point scale assessing an individual's potential danger, with "one" the highest threat, counter-terrorism experts rated him a "five" - meaning they considered an attack possible but unlikely. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Amri might have been radicalised after arriving in Europe in 2011 - but he had no knowledge of any networks in Italy associated with him. [Full Article...]

DeRozan becomes Raptors' all-time leading scorer in loss to Warriors

In the 2nd quarter, they committed 10 turnovers. But that's a risky formula. This Suns team is giving him even more opportunities than Steve Novak and a checked-out JR Smith did, but I don't exactly think he's going to be thanking them any time soon for it. [Full Article...]


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