• Australian officials say they foiled 'imminent' terrorist attack
Australian officials say they foiled 'imminent' terrorist attack

Ashton described those arrested as "self-radicalized" and inspired by Islamic State propaganda. Ashton said police had gathered evidence in the raids that the plotters were planning to use explosives in their attack. "They're people we have been concerned about for a period of time". The apparently thwarted attack comes as IS appears to be losi...

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  • 'Radical' US policy change under Trump unlikely: Russian Federation
'Radical' US policy change under Trump unlikely: Russian Federation

The Kremlin's spokeman complained that dialogue with the United States is now "frozen" and said Moscow does not expect a quick thaw of ties when President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Some might suggest that these comments were aimed at simultaneously maintaining a siege mentality in Russian Federation while inviting the incoming administration...

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  • Killed In Turkish Strikes On ISIS Bastion: Monitor
Killed In Turkish Strikes On ISIS Bastion: Monitor

According to Heidu, 14 people, including four children from one family, were killed on Wednesday. "The jet attacked a bus with refugees in southern al-Bab", Heidu told RIA Novosti. Meanwhile, the Turkish General Staff in a written statement said 90 Daesh targets had been destroyed in airstrikes on Al-Bab, while 160 terrorists were killed during Thu...

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  • United Nations approves Syrian war crimes investigation team
United Nations approves Syrian war crimes investigation team

The General Assembly called upon all states and parties to the conflict in the Middle East country to "cooperate fully" with the created structure and commission of inquiry. "This is the equivalent of putting the fox in charge of the hen house by allowing the USA, the UK, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to assume the moral high ground and ...

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  • Body found in search for missing former NRL player Chad Robinson
Body found in search for missing former NRL player Chad Robinson

Electricity workers discovered the auto near the intersection of Marieba and Porters roads in Kenthurst , north of Sydney , at about 12.30pm on Thursday. Thank you everyone one of you for your support the last few week. The former Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters player had not been seen for nearly a month after he left his house with no...

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  • Snowden is very, very cozy with Russian spies, congressional report says
Snowden is very, very cozy with Russian spies, congressional report says

The report by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence was announced in September, right before the premiere of Oliver Stone's Snowden movie. spy operations. If China or Russian Federation obtained access to information on eight of the 13 issues, " American troops will be at greater risk in any future conflict ", said the report, wh...

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  • Moscow urges not to jump to conclusions in Karlov's assassination
Moscow urges not to jump to conclusions in Karlov's assassination

Moscow and Iran support Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Turkey backs the opposition, who recently suffered a major defeat in Syria's former commercial capital and largest city, Aleppo. According to reports , the individual who opened fire was in police custody and there were no reported injuries in the incident. Russian ambassador to Tur...

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  • Defiant Gambian president refuses to step aside
Defiant Gambian president refuses to step aside

However, just one week after doing so, the Gambian president reversed course and refused to accept the outcome of the election, opting to challenge the results at court. The council applauded the decisions of the AU Peace and Security Council, at its 644th meeting held on December 12, 2016, and the AU to recognise Mr Adama Barrow as President-elect...

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  • Indonesia police kill suspects plotting holiday attacks
Indonesia police kill suspects plotting holiday attacks

Thankfully the bomb didn't explode and we took firm action against them", said national police spokesman Rikwanto, who goes by one name. Rikwanto said the three men killed had tried to resist arrest and threw explosives at police as they raided the house, which is in a leafy middle-class residential compound in Tangerang, a Jakarta satellite ci...

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  • Girl Who Tweeted Horrors Of Aleppo Has Been Safely Evacuated
Girl Who Tweeted Horrors Of Aleppo Has Been Safely Evacuated

While Anne Frank wrote her diary never knowing if others would read her words, Bana used her Twitter account to plead for help and connect with followers around the globe. It is unclear when she crossed into Turkey and if she and her family will remain in the country. "I want to take our freedom there, not be like a refugee in other countries".

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  • Van Rams into Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra, Explodes
Van Rams into Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra, Explodes

Mr Shelton added that staff were safe, and photos he shared showed a burnt-out van in the auto park near the building's entrance. 'A vehicle has rammed our office in Canberra and exploded. The Australian Christian Lobby is known for lobbying against same-sex marriage and the controversial Safe Schools program. The van has been destroyed and t...

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  • Banca Monte dei Paschi Rescue Raises Complex Issues for European Authorities
Banca Monte dei Paschi Rescue Raises Complex Issues for European Authorities

The bank also announced Wednesday that its €10.6 billion liquidity position, which it previously thought might last until November, will run out in April. The Financial Times is reporting that government ownership of more than 50% of Monte dei Paschi, citing people close to the bank. Padoan said: "This measure reinforces the ability of the Italia...

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  • Winter weather on the way
Winter weather on the way

Scotland and northern England are set for a battering over Christmas as Storm Barbara heads to Britain. The meteorologist adds any snow still around Sunday likely won't be Monday . National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley says it's hard to gauge how quickly the snow will melt, but points to areas most likely to show bare ground on the...

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  • Paul's to hold traditional Christmas Eve service
Paul's to hold traditional Christmas Eve service

Our Christmas Eve services are at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The 6 p.m. service also includes a sermon by Powery, carols and the Amalgam brass ensemble. 8 p.m. Wesley Chapel Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will present its Christmas Candlelight Service Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m., 1275 N. Church Street.

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  • NI first minister Arlene Foster faces no-confidence motion
NI first minister Arlene Foster faces no-confidence motion

Sinn Fein today left the Assembly chamber when the SDLP put forward a similar motion. Mr Eastwood was speaking after the motion, backed by the majority of MLAs at Stormont, fell due to a mechanism which allowed the DUP to block it. The DUP leader said she would not run away from her responsibilities. She said: "The one issue on which we can all...

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  • Farage faces legal threat after linking Jo Cox widower to 'extremists'
Farage faces legal threat after linking Jo Cox widower to 'extremists'

The former Ukip leader was criticsed over a tweet he posted after 12 people were killed in the devastation which took place at the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market on Monday evening. Germany admitted nearly 900,000 migrants in 2015 after deciding to allow in those who had made it to Hungary. Hope Not Hate has a history of beefing with UKIP, an...

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  • Australia and France to seal next generation sub deal
Australia and France to seal next generation sub deal

The overall cost of the submarine fleet, which includes separate agreements with United States and Australian contractors, is said to total Aus$50 billion (US$37bn). "This is an important initial milestone in DCNS' decades long commitment to the design and construction of 12 regionally superior submarines in Adelaide", said Herve Guillou, Chairma...

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  • Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.9-Magnitude Quake
Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.9-Magnitude Quake

New Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management did not issue evacuations but encouraged residents to avoid beach areas. As per the Tsunami Warning Centre, the fear of tsunami waves during the next few hours loom large over coasts of Pohnpei, Indonesia, Chuuk, Solomon Islands, Kosrae, Nauru, and Vanuatu.

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  • A 22-Year-Old Was Filmed Shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey
A 22-Year-Old Was Filmed Shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey

The gunman in the attack has been "neutralised", Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency said . Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov , was shot to death Monday while giving a speech at a photography exhibit in Ankara. "When the ambassador was delivering a speech, a tall man wearing a suit, fired into the air first and then took aim at the amb...

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  • Australia has no current plans to extend MH370 search despite investigators' recommendation
Australia has no current plans to extend MH370 search despite investigators' recommendation

The new search area is north of the current one, which has been the focus of the A$200 million ($145 million) effort. The flight wreckage may have instead traveled further north based on flight simulations and new analysis of satellite communications, a team of worldwide investigators hunting for the plane said.

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