• Cologne police: New Year arrests of North Africans 'not racial profiling'
Cologne police: New Year arrests of North Africans 'not racial profiling'

Police in Cologne, Germany are under fire from the German left after they overtly used racial profiling to prevent a wave of sexual assaults during New Year celebrations. He said that of 650 people detained for identity checks, nearly all were from North African countries and claimed: "Their characteristics were such that potential crimes could ind...

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  • Francois Hollande in Iraq to review war on ISIL
Francois Hollande in Iraq to review war on ISIL

A police officer said the suicide bomber attacked drove a pickup truck and attacked a fruit and vegetable market. As multiple bombings targeted civilians in Baghdad on Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister warned that ISIS is trying to "sow discord" among the Iraqi people through conducting their terror attacks.

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  • Ice warning for Cumbria as temperatures drop
Ice warning for Cumbria as temperatures drop

She said: "Tomorrow there will be a cold start but generally, for many parts of the United Kingdom, it will be a cloudier day than today". In the north, parts of Denbighshire and Wrexham will be affected. Tuesday daytime will be warmer, with temperatures increasing from 1C at 9am to 5C by noon. The warning begins at 02.00 GMT on Tuesday and e...

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  • Twin bomb blasts in Somali capital kill 3
Twin bomb blasts in Somali capital kill 3

Police say at least three Somali security officers have been killed. The African Union base is also very close by. Police captain Mohamed Hussein cited in the RT report, apparently told AP that "the bomb was detonated as security forces were busy searching cars at the checkpoint".

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  • SpaceX concludes accident investigation, to start launching rockets again
SpaceX concludes accident investigation, to start launching rockets again

The launch on January 8 will take place at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SpaceX hopes to resume launching cargo supply flights for NASA and the International Space Station starting later this month. By "densifying" the Falcon 9 propellants, more fuel can be stored and pumped through the engines, increasing performance. Then, "break...

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  • India's PM Modi announces incentives in New Year address
India's PM Modi announces incentives in New Year address

Opposition leaders said that PM Modi, who had asked for: "just 50 days" to resolve the cash crisis, has failed to meet his deadline, which expires now. And, yes, this was also about the Uttar Pradesh elections; (even Operation DeMo was about that?) Prime Ministers are political animals, not technocrats.

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  • China blocks India's bid to sanction Masood Azhar again
China blocks India's bid to sanction Masood Azhar again

Beijing's "technical hold" on the listing of Azhar as a designated terrorist under the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council has emerged as a fresh irritant in bilateral ties. China has backed Pakistan by blocking India's proposal, but also by blocking its Nuclear Suppliers Group bid. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists carri...

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

Previous reports have said one of the businessmen is based overseas but has interests in Israel and the second is Israeli. The prime minister is being investigated over allegations he accepted a "string of valuable gifts" from at least two businessmen during his time as prime minister, Channel 10 reported Saturday night.

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  • Putin Congratulates Trump, Leaves Obama Off the List
Putin Congratulates Trump, Leaves Obama Off the List

Obama last week ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over allegations of hacking aimed to interfere in the USA election, espionage, and harassment of US diplomats in Russia.

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  • Kim Jong Un: North Korea close to testing intercontinental ballistic missile
Kim Jong Un: North Korea close to testing intercontinental ballistic missile

Although the country is capable of attaching a warhead to a missile and getting it into the atmosphere, experts say there is a minimal chance that its scientists have developed the guidance technology necessary for reentry into the atmosphere.

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  • Mariah Carey's New Years Eve Performance Went Terribly Wrong
Mariah Carey's New Years Eve Performance Went Terribly Wrong

Instead the pop superstar seemed to dismiss the technical mess-up and her somewhat weird actions on the big stage by issuing a tweet saying: "S- - t happens" and wishing her fans a happy New Year . The next song, " We Belong Together ", went no better. "We can't hear", she said as the music began to play. The singer became a laughingstock in...

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  • Tourist boat fire off Indonesia leaves 23 dead
Tourist boat fire off Indonesia leaves 23 dead

A ferry traveling from Kali Adem to Tidung Island in North Jakarta burst into flames on Sunday morning after a fire in its engine room reached the fuel container. "All the passengers were panicked and rushed to the bridge to throw buoys into the water". "It may be an inaccurate passenger manifest", Andriansyah - who like many Indonesians uses...

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  • Park Geun-hye calls corruption allegations against her a 'fabrication'
Park Geun-hye calls corruption allegations against her a 'fabrication'

Park met reporters at the presidential office on Sunday. The court is set to begin hearing arguments from both sides. Investigators also detained a literature professor from Ewha Womans University as they look into suspicions that the prestigious Seoul school manipulated its admission process to accept Choi's daughter, Yoora Chung, and afterward ...

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  • Trump takes credit for 8000 jobs, talks with Obama
Trump takes credit for 8000 jobs, talks with Obama

He later, however, wrote about a phone call he had from Obama and how well it went. Let's not brush past this too quickly. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that the United States and Russian Federation lay to rest the controversy over Moscow's computer hacking of Democratic Party computers, saying, "We ought to get on ...

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  • Bomb in Baghdad Kills At Least 19 People; Islamist Group Suspected
Bomb in Baghdad Kills At Least 19 People; Islamist Group Suspected

The area that was targeted on Saturday is packed with wholesale markets and usually teeming with daily labourers unloading vans and wheeling carts around. The jihadist group IS (Islamic State) claimed responsibility for the attack on an area known as being predominantly Shia. ISIS has tried to hit back with major diversionary attacks on other tar...

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  • Washington Post Publishes False News Story About Russians Hacking Electrical Grid
Washington Post Publishes False News Story About Russians Hacking Electrical Grid

Russian hackers breached the computer system of a USA electric company, though no actions to actively harm its functions have been found, officials said Friday. Trump has pledged to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government has denied it was behind the hacking. The code was also shared with executives from 16 indus...

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  • Tsai predicts Taiwan will face challenges in 2017
Tsai predicts Taiwan will face challenges in 2017

Tsai's office announced that she would be making an overnight stop in Houston on her way to the Latin American visits on January 7, and a brief stop in San Francisco on her return trip on January 15. If China and Taiwan share a "rational" approach, she said, some problems could be worked out. Although the Taiwanese leader said she would maintain p...

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  • Modi to address nation on New Year's Eve
Modi to address nation on New Year's Eve

Reducing the interest on certain loans for agriculture will be welcomed by farmers, a key constituent of the Uttar Pradesh election. "I'm here to deposit a few old notes before the deadline expires", said Rakesh Kumar, lining up outside a bank in New Delhi .

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  • Arise, Sir Andy Murray
Arise, Sir Andy Murray

Murray is the youngest recipient of the Knighthood. 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 .

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  • Las Cruces will be cloudy and colder through New Year's Day
Las Cruces will be cloudy and colder through New Year's Day

On Friday , Longmont will see partly sunny skies with a high near 53. Winds will blow 20 to 30 miles per hour out of the west, with gusts up to 50 p.m. Light rain will be possible Sunday night into Monday morning. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Partly cloudy , with a low around 69. That could pose some problems for New Year's Eve revelers h...

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