• 20-year-old woman raped in car in Delhi
20-year-old woman raped in car in Delhi

The incident was reported at around 10 pm when the girl was waiting for a bus to Noida at the AIIMS bus stop. "When she told him that she wanted to go to Noida, he offered to drop her home for Rs 20", said an official privy to the investigation.

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  • 12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany
12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany

According to German prosecutors, a 12-year-old boy - described as "German-Iraqi" - tried to detonate a bomb at a Christmas market in the German town of Ludwigshafen . The child, who can not face a German court because he is aged under 14, was detained and placed into a juvenile care facility, said Focus weekly.

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  • Winter Session: Parliament closer to a washout
Winter Session: Parliament closer to a washout

He was heard telling Singh to speak to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to attempt to reach a consensus. He said that there was no coherence in the Congress' strategies in the upper and the lower houses, and no coordination between their leaders in the two houses.

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  • TMC holds govt. responsible for repeated disruptions in Winter Session
TMC holds govt. responsible for repeated disruptions in Winter Session

Figures released by the Lok Sabha secretariat showed this was the lowest during the term of the current Lok Sabha in terms of hours, while data from PRS Legislative Research showed that productivity hit a low in percentage terms, too, during the same period.

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  • European Union leaders agree to extend sanctions on Moscow
European Union leaders agree to extend sanctions on Moscow

Russia has been targeted by several rounds of sanctions inflicted by Brussels, Washington and their allies in light of Crimea's reunification with Russia in 2014 and due to Moscow's alleged involvement in the internal Ukrainian conflict, a claim that Russia has repeatedly refuted.

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  • Obama urges Trump to take foreign election impact seriously
Obama urges Trump to take foreign election impact seriously

President Barack Obama had some choice words for Russian Federation in his end-of-the-year press conference Friday, arguing that the nation doesn't have the ability to significantly shake US democracy. This was not some elaborate complicated espionage scheme. On Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the senior Democrat on the Senate int...

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  • Aleppo: Operation to evacuate besieged Syrian city begins after delays
Aleppo: Operation to evacuate besieged Syrian city begins after delays

Syrian state television said those leaving were opposition fighters. After his forces won a major victory against rebels in the city of Aleppo, and the civil war that decimated his country and killed hundreds of thousands of his own citizens appears closer to its end, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took to Instagram to celebrate.

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  • Is Narendra Modi actually running away from Parliament or Rahul Gandhi bluffing?
Is Narendra Modi actually running away from Parliament or Rahul Gandhi bluffing?

But, the proceedings were yet again disrupted and the house was adjourned for the day. Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu questioned why the Congress was "not allowing the House to function and have a proper debate on the demonetisation issue".

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  • Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill
Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

The governor noted that OH consequently would have had to pay hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in legal fees. The law was created with the intent of protecting unborn children who may be able to feel pain by 20 weeks. Kasich said the heartbeat bill would have cost OH an expensive legal battle against pro-choice advocates. "Overturning Roe...

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  • MA unemployment rate at 15-year low
MA unemployment rate at 15-year low

The department says the state added 400 jobs since October, for a total of 4,200 jobs since the start of the year. Preliminary results show Connecticut's unemployment rate declined in November. It also validates the central bank's forecast hiring would improve in coming months after mixed messages from the labor market, and suggests policy makers...

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  • Weekend weather: Rain and storms Saturday, freezing rain possible Sunday
Weekend weather: Rain and storms Saturday, freezing rain possible Sunday

The temps will be freezing, ranging between 3-14 degrees. Even though there are no advisories outside the five northeastern counties, wind gusts of more than 30 miles per hour are expected, meaning wind chills will be in the 10 to 15 degree range along the Interstate 95 corridor and in single digits in northwestern areas.

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  • British Airways crew agree to strike action
British Airways crew agree to strike action

Of the crew who took part in the ballot, 79% voted for industrial action, which would affect both long and short-haul flights from Heathrow. Unite said its members backed walkouts by four to one, threatening of disruption to flights. "Tensions have been running high over pay and conditions at the airline". Inexperience, fatigue, and the fact that...

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  • England Skipper Dylan Hartley Banned But Free To Play Six Nations
England Skipper Dylan Hartley Banned But Free To Play Six Nations

This means the hooker will be unavailable to play until England's opening Six Nations game with France on February 4. After being introduced as a substitute during the Northampton Saints' encounter with Leinster, Hartley only lasted only six minutes before being sent off for striking Sean O'Brien.

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  • High street banks close because of online banking
High street banks close because of online banking

Royal Bank of Scotland - a group which includes NatWest as well as the RBS brand - closed 191 branches or about 10%. His reward, between then and Tuesday's (13 December's) sale - the bank's share price has gone up by 18%, according to calculations by IBTimes UK .

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  • Winter Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after uproar over demonetisation
Winter Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after uproar over demonetisation

Emphasising that the government was ready for any discussion, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananth Sharma said, "Regarding demonitisation, we are always ready for discussion, they (opposition) are running away from it and walking out".

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  • IS claims deadly Cairo church bombing
IS claims deadly Cairo church bombing

Egpytian authorities identified Mahmoud Shafik Mostafa, who they say was 22, as the bomber. Security sources said a bomb containing at least 26 pounds of TNT exploded on a side of the church normally used by women. The Brotherhood has condemned the bombing and denied any involvement. It said he had joined a cell led by Mohab Mostafa Sayyed Qassem...

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  • Midwest snow storm grounds hundreds of Chicago flights
Midwest snow storm grounds hundreds of Chicago flights

Hundreds of more flights were canceled or faced significant delays in Detroit and parts of Ohio. On Monday, airports nationwide reported almost 3,000 delays and 600 cancellations as snow totals reached up to a foot in Minnesota, 8 inches in Chicago, and 10 inches in Detroit, ABC News reported .

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  • Iran, Russia Plan to Set Up Joint Islamic Bank: Novak
Iran, Russia Plan to Set Up Joint Islamic Bank: Novak

Another one was signed between Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology of Russia (Rosstandart) and Iranian National Standards Organization. He also said on Tuesday that Gazprom and Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft have signed a separate memorandum with NIOC. All of the mentioned fields are among the 49 fields which Iran offered ...

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  • ISIS Renews Attacks On Palmyra In Attempt To Retake Historic City
ISIS Renews Attacks On Palmyra In Attempt To Retake Historic City

Jay also noted that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) might use the attack on Palmyra [listed as UNESCO heritage] as a PR tool since " the world cares a great deal [more] about Palmyra than it probably does about Aleppo, and ISIS knows this ".

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  • Saudi woman arrested for posting photo without hijab on Twitter
Saudi woman arrested for posting photo without hijab on Twitter

In a statement, Saudi police spokesman Fawaz al-Maiman wrote that "the action of this woman violates the laws applied in this country". She was also detained for "speaking openly about prohibited relations" with unrelated men, according to the AFP .

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