• UK: Queen misses Christmas church service due to a cold
UK: Queen misses Christmas church service due to a cold

The Queen did not go that far, but in an address which traditionally has a strong religious theme, she pointed out that Jesus was "maligned and rejected by many, though he had done no wrong". "Not all of us can do great things". A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "By long-established convention we never disclose details of discussions between...

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  • Typhoon Nina strands thousands of passengers
Typhoon Nina strands thousands of passengers

Weather specialist Meo Aguirre of the PAGASA Station in Mactan said that as of 4 p.m. yesterday, Nina was located 700 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar , with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph and gustiness of 130 kph. PAGASA issued the highest alert for Catanduanes, warning that winds of 171 to 220 km per hour could strike over the...

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  • Migrant Death Toll In Mediterranean Climbs To Record 5,000
Migrant Death Toll In Mediterranean Climbs To Record 5,000

Just under 3,800 migrants died in the Mediterranean in 2015, according the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims...

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  • Pakistan defence minister threatens to nuke Israel over fake news
Pakistan defence minister threatens to nuke Israel over fake news

AWD itself could not seem to get its story straight, referring to Ya'alon as both "Israeli defense minister" and "the former Israeli Defence Minister" in the article . Especially when no such threat was issued by Israel. Asif did not acknowledge that the story that inspired his initial tweet was fabricated. Which countries have nuclear weapon...

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  • Tongan community rallies behind bus crash victims
Tongan community rallies behind bus crash victims

Students from Mailefihi Siu'ilikutapu College on the Tongan island of Vava'u came to New Zealand on a four-week tour to fundraise for their July celebrations. Passengers who didn't require hospitalisation were accommodated by the local Tongan community, the Methodist Church, and the Victim Support organisation, police said.

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  • World War II bomb found in Germany forces 54000 people to evacuate
World War II bomb found in Germany forces 54000 people to evacuate

The bomb was uncovered during construction work. The two specialists from the Tauber private company were the only people allowed within a 1.5 kilometer (0.9 mile) radius of the auto park construction site where the dud-bomb was discovered.

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  • Standby for Storm Barbara gusts of up to 60mph in Derby
Standby for Storm Barbara gusts of up to 60mph in Derby

A severe weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as the storm approaches the country. The warning for Christmas Day - for an as yet unnamed storm - is slightly better, with forecasters predicting gusts of up to 60mph in Cumbria.

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  • Zuma sends condolences to families of Russian plane crash victims
Zuma sends condolences to families of Russian plane crash victims

In recent years, Russian airlines have replaced their Tu-154s with more modern planes, but the military and other government agencies in Russia have continued to use them. It was on its way to the Syrian province of Latakia. The plane was reportedly carrying 92 people, including 68 members of the band, nine journalists, and eight crew members, ...

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  • Obama's Disgraceful and Harmful Legacy on Israel
Obama's Disgraceful and Harmful Legacy on Israel

The resolution was drafted by Palestine and "put in blue" by Egypt , and co-sponsored by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power quoted President Ronald Reagan in her remarks following the vote, saying that settlement activity is not conducive to passing a comprehensive two-state solution.

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  • Nigeria's president: Boko Haram base camp has been crushed
Nigeria's president: Boko Haram base camp has been crushed

The mass abduction brought the Islamic extremists world attention and sparked an worldwide social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls. Buhari who expressed delight, said he was proud of the troops. There, they could be taking advantage of a decades-old conflict in central Nigeria between mainly Muslim nomadic cattle herders and sedentary Christian ...

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  • Pagoh bus crash: Driver was new, Indonesian wife, toddler, among passengers
Pagoh bus crash: Driver was new, Indonesian wife, toddler, among passengers

Azman further said another seven Malaysian men, five Singaporean men, two Myanmar men, one Singaporean woman and another female victim whose identity is not yet known, were injured but survived the crash. The express bus crashed into a 10m ravine before hitting the concrete wall of the tunnel at Kampung Jayo, near the Pagoh rest and service area. ...

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  • Former Ducks star Marcus Mariota carted off with air cast on ankle
Former Ducks star Marcus Mariota carted off with air cast on ankle

Statistically, Mariota now sits towards the middle of the pack in many traditional quarterback numbers, (18th in yards, 20th in completion percentage), but sits very high in other measures, (fifth in yards per attempt, eighth in touchdowns).

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  • German market attack suspect left Tunisia seven years ago - Tunisian radio
German market attack suspect left Tunisia seven years ago - Tunisian radio

He was alone at the station and, so far, police do not believe anyone was meeting him. German police said they detained the suspect shortly after the incident. Amid the finger-pointing, debate is raging over whether Amri's case highlights incompetence or an overburdened security apparatus. A police officer was injured in the shootout.

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  • IOC Begins Disciplinary Actions Against 28 Russian Athletes
IOC Begins Disciplinary Actions Against 28 Russian Athletes

According to Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, evidence of a manipulation of samples was shown in the cases of 28 athletes. While President Vladimir Putin again denied any state backing for the mass doping revealed by investigator Richard McLaren, the International Olympic Committee has also ordered new testing of all samples from Russians at Soch...

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  • Putin says Turkey ambassador murder is ploy to wreck Syrian peace process
Putin says Turkey ambassador murder is ploy to wreck Syrian peace process

Erdogan said that the policeman who shot the Russian ambassador to Ankara was a member of Gulen's "terror organisation". Russian Federation and Turkey have said the murder will not harm relations between the two countries, which have been strained over Syria.

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  • United Nations to Vote on South Sudan Arms Embargo
United Nations to Vote on South Sudan Arms Embargo

But Japan believes that as the African country decided only last month to allow in more United Nations peacekeepers, "imposing sanctions at this stage would damage relations between South Sudan and the United Nations", said another Foreign Ministry official.

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  • Miles Teller's Truck Flips in Car Accident
Miles Teller's Truck Flips in Car Accident

An Uber driver risked making a left into oncoming traffic, and both their vehicles collided. TMZ said an ambulance took two passengers in the Uber to the hospital, and a witness to the scene said Teller appeared concerned about the two injured people.

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  • United Nations demands end to Israeli settlements after U.S. abstains
United Nations demands end to Israeli settlements after U.S. abstains

The decision to abstain from the council's 14-0 vote is one of the biggest American rebukes of its longstanding ally in recent memory. Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations and will not abide by its terms.

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  • Dead endangered orca died of blunt trauma, likely struck
Dead endangered orca died of blunt trauma, likely struck

The report found J34 had blunt force trauma to the dorsal side and a hematoma, or blood collection outside the vessels. The population now totals 79. "We're investigating the cause of death for sure, and is all part of piecing together what may have happened". A dead killer whale found on British Columbia's coast has been identified as a member...

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  • Chibok Girls excited to visit home after two years
Chibok Girls excited to visit home after two years

First Lady Michelle Obama and a list of celebrities, to support a campaign #BringBackOurGirls. She could not hide her feeling of joy. The jihadist group has kidnapped hundreds of men, women and children but the kidnapping of the Chibok girls brought worldwide attention to the group.

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