• Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine
Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine

Navka and Burkovsky performed a routine to a fragment of the soundtrack of Roberto Benigni's film " Life is Beautiful' that recounts the story of a Jewish-Italian family sent to a concentration camp during World War II". "Have you gone mad?" " People of reason can't condemn our item and they're writing the words of gratitude for our work to us"...

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  • UN further tightens North Korea sanctions
UN further tightens North Korea sanctions

North Korea took center stage in the US presidential elections after its latest nuclear test at the height of campaign season in September. The US said the sanctions are meant to pile "unprecedented costs" on the rogue nation that defies worldwide pressure to cease its nuclear programme.

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  • Thick fog in Delhi, nine worldwide flights delayed, 81 trains running late
Thick fog in Delhi, nine worldwide flights delayed, 81 trains running late

Train runs through dense fog in Mirzapur on Wednesday. Officials from Northern Railway said trains arriving from east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam were being delayed due to fog. A thick blanket of fog enveloped the Indian capital Friday morning, disrupting over 100 flights as visibility level dropped below 50 metres, China's Xinhua...

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  • Dr Farooq mocks GoI over its claim on PaK
Dr Farooq mocks GoI over its claim on PaK

Farooq Abdullah advised India and Pakistan to start talks at the earliest to save the border residents of J&K. He questioned India's claim on Kashmir and said that it was not its paternal property. "We bat for autonomy to both sides of Kashmir and converting LoC-IB as soft border", said Abdullah. He said the genesis of discontent among people in ...

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  • Ivanka Trump Makes Instagram Giggle With Birthday Blunder
Ivanka Trump Makes Instagram Giggle With Birthday Blunder

For the last week, Ivanka Trump has been the subject of a new Instagram account called dear_ivanka, which posts generally glamorous social-media or publicity pictures of the president-elect's daughter alongside captions addressed to her that express fears about Donald Trump's policy positions, about the potential for political corruption becau...

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  • Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader
Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader

He said a press conference set for a refugee camp near Ramallah on Tuesday with those recently dismissed from the party had been called off after threats " from the security services ", including death threats. But he has raised concerns among Palestinians because many of his advisers take hard-line positions that favor Israel. Hamas has ruled G...

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  • Tunisia-tries-lining-up-deals-after-financial-pledges-at-investment-conference
Tunisia-tries-lining-up-deals-after-financial-pledges-at-investment-conference

The conference lasts for two days during which the country's government presents to foreign investors around 140 projects worth 30 billion euros. "In Tunisia we face a people who made a decision to build their country based on plurality, dignity and human freedom", he said.

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  • Zimbabwe issues new currency, bond notes
Zimbabwe issues new currency, bond notes

Section 76 (2) of the Banking Act [Chapter 24:20] stipulates that except with the permission of the Reserve Bank, no banking institution or employee or agent of a banking institution shall disclose any information provided to it by the central bank in the performance of its functions.

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  • British prime minister to pledge investment into R&D
British prime minister to pledge investment into R&D

We must embrace reform and work together to deliver prosperity around the UK. She told the conference: "I know that leaving the European Union creates uncertainty for business". The new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, overseen by UK Research and Innovation, will back projects covering a number of priority technologies. It will be targeted a...

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  • Banyana's Afcon dream dashed after loss to Nigeria
Banyana's Afcon dream dashed after loss to Nigeria

The Super Falcons also accounted for the South African counterparts, the Bayana Bayana with a similar scoreline in the other semi final fixture that was played in the Stade Limbe. "It is always a battle of the best when we face Nigeria‚" Nyandeni said. "In the second half, we asked them to try to relax. But when we get onto the pitch it's 11 ve...

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  • Pennsylvania McDonald's Franchisee who Created Big Mac Dies at 98
Pennsylvania McDonald's Franchisee who Created Big Mac Dies at 98

Until his health trailed off the last couple of years, Delligatti ate at least one 540-calorie Big Mac a week, his son Michael said . Mr. Delligatti also innovated by coming up with an early version of the chain's breakfast offerings-hotcakes and sausages initially aimed at steelworkers returning home from overnight shifts.

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  • Dolly Parton shares more 'Colors' in holiday sequel
Dolly Parton shares more 'Colors' in holiday sequel

As Parton herself narrates, whether you accept the film's belief in miracles is up to you. The country superstar showed off her fabulous figure in a fringed, embellished white dress for her Christmas In Rockefeller performance, and completely slayed while belting out "I'll Be Home For Christmas" with her lovable twang.

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  • Stone eagles last to lead Schwartzel by 1 at Alfred Dunhill
Stone eagles last to lead Schwartzel by 1 at Alfred Dunhill

After a birdie-fest yesterday Paul Dunne came back down to earth, and the leaderboard, with a bump on Friday as a round puncutated by four bogeys saw him slip into a tie for 20th at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. There are only three players who have done so previously - Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods - so Schwartze...

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  • Bradley secures 1st Swansea success with 5-4 win over Palace
Bradley secures 1st Swansea success with 5-4 win over Palace

This time, Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke was there to make them pay. But that wouldn't bury Swansea . History will make note that Swansea City's 5-4 win over struggling Palace on November 26, 2016 , was the first time an American head coach had guided a team to victory in England's Premier League.

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  • 'Sleigh All Day' With Beyonce's New Christmas Themed Merchandise
'Sleigh All Day' With Beyonce's New Christmas Themed Merchandise

For her holiday gear, Bey gets festive with hunter green and red colorways. From Sleigh All Day and I Came To Sleigh sweats, to Boy Bye tanks and underpants, Bey's holiday collection has something for everyone, even a non-Beyhive member.

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  • Thailand set to appoint crown prince as next king
Thailand set to appoint crown prince as next king

The 64-year-old prince can only be formally crowned after his father's cremation, which will take place next year. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej died last month at the age of 88. While preparations are being made for the appointment of the new king, the date of Prince Vajiralongkorn taking the throne is yet to be confirmed. He later graduate...

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  • Senator James McGrath claims 'bong-sniffing' protesters vandalised Parliament House in Canberra
Senator James McGrath claims 'bong-sniffing' protesters vandalised Parliament House in Canberra

The group is carrying protest signs reading "Turnbacks are murder" and "No opposition to cruelty" - a pointed reference to both parties. He said the remark showed political bias and the protester "wasn't hearing words of deterrence and she's involved in the activity today".

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  • UK could pay EU for single market access after Brexit
UK could pay EU for single market access after Brexit

We voted you out". A Brexit settlement which recognises the critical role of the UK food chain will demonstrate how Brexit can be beneficial for the UK economy as well as UK food production, the letter said. In the House of Commons, Davis also defended foreign secretary Boris Johnson after Sky News revealed that he told ambassadors that he favo...

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  • Senate Votes 99-0 to Defy Obama on Iran Sanctions
Senate Votes 99-0 to Defy Obama on Iran Sanctions

An global nuclear agreement struck previous year lifted sanctions against the country that have been in place since 1996, with the understanding Iran would cut down on its nuclear program. "These authorities should remain in place as we address how best to deal with Iranian missile tests, support to Hezbollah and the Syrian regime", he said.

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  • Germany's Steinmeier tells Russia, Ukraine to show 'responsibility' at Minsk talks
Germany's Steinmeier tells Russia, Ukraine to show 'responsibility' at Minsk talks

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said the meeting on Tuesday with his Ukrainian, French and German counterparts made "no progress" in ending the war between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's east. Western nations have imposed economic sanctions on Moscow. Andrey Kelin, who heads the department of European cooperation at the ...

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