• Two More Major German Cities Report New Year’s Sexual Assaults By ‘North African Groups’
Two More Major German Cities Report New Year’s Sexual Assaults By ‘North African Groups’

In Cologne, at least one woman was raped and many were groped, including a volunteer policewoman. Hamburg police reported 10 similar attacks against women on New Year's Eve. She also described the attacks as " monstrous ", the BBC reports , and said, "We can’t allow this to become a lawless area". A group gathered outside the cathedral in Colo...

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  • Warplane kills leader of key Syrian rebel group
Warplane kills leader of key Syrian rebel group

Alloush's death is a significant blow to the armed opposition, bolstering President Bashar al-Assad ahead of new peace talks scheduled for early 2016. The combined developments all strengthen Assad's position as his government prepares for peace talks that the  United Nations  is planning to convene in Geneva late next month.

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  • Terrorist in new ISIS video of 'Indian origin'
Terrorist in new ISIS video of 'Indian origin'

As security services try to identify the Briton featured in the latest Islamic State video, there is speculation it may be jihadist Siddhartha Dhar. The suspect's sister Konika  Dhar said  that while the man in Daesh's video did sound like her brother, she wasn't entirely convinced that he was the man in question, who has been dubbed  the new "Ji...

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  • Top Syrian rebel killed in airstrike near Damascus
Top Syrian rebel killed in airstrike near Damascus

The Army of Islam had sent representatives to Saudi Arabia this month to participate in talks among the different opposition groups to decide on representatives for peace talks that are supposed to begin next month. "Their political philosophy and blueprint for the future is largely based on a similar reading of Islamic history and the Qur'an". The...

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  • Don't like Assassin's Creed? Chronicles: India may change your mind
Don't like Assassin's Creed? Chronicles: India may change your mind

Ubisoft today unveiled a new video for "Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India", which is due to arrive on January 12 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Rumors say Watch Dogs 2 could be already well in development and release this fall, taking the usual Assassin's Creed October/November launch window.

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  • Syrian army says it killed rebel commander
Syrian army says it killed rebel commander

Anwar Abdulhadi, a Palestinian official in Damascus , told The Associated Press on Saturday that the withdrawal of the mainly Islamic State militants from Yarmouk is being delayed for "logistical reasons". Russia's Ria's Sputnik International quoting local sources said the attack was carried out by Russian warplanes; however, the Kremlin was y...

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  • Sharif to Modi: Pakistan to Punish Terrorist After Indian Air Base Attack
Sharif to Modi: Pakistan to Punish Terrorist After Indian Air Base Attack

The attack was claimed by the United Jihad Council, an umbrella grouping of Kashmiri jihadist organizations seeking the right to self-determination. Security forces were able to confine the terrorists to the point at which they had intruded and held them at a "reasonable distance" from where the assets were located, the senior minister had adde...

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  • Saudis, oil and a major IPO: What's at stake in Aramco privatization
Saudis, oil and a major IPO: What's at stake in Aramco privatization

The magazine reported the possible public offering following an interview with the kingdom's deputy crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman. "Personally, I'm enthusiastic about this step", which would be in the interests of the market, the company and greater transparency, said the prince.

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  • Mexican Mayor Shot to Death Less Than One Day After Taking Office
Mexican Mayor Shot to Death Less Than One Day After Taking Office

Morelos Gov. Graco Ramirez vowed there "would be no impunity" in her killing and promised that state officials would not cede to what he described as a "challenge from criminals". Temixco is a suburb of Cuernavaca, which is a famous tourist destination in Mexico and also an industrial hub that has been experiencing kidnappings and killings by org...

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  • Asking Bangladesh diplomat to leave Islamabad a 'face-saving' effort
Asking Bangladesh diplomat to leave Islamabad a 'face-saving' effort

In a tit-for-tat, Pakistan has expelled a Bangladeshi woman diplomat and asked her to leave the country by Thursday, days after a Pakistani woman diplomat was sent packing over accusations of having links with the banned Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh militant group.

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  • Judge Jeanine annoyed by 'Making a Murderer' hype
Judge Jeanine annoyed by 'Making a Murderer' hype

But then again, isn't all journalism a kind of advocacy? "I'll tell you what, over Christmas break, everyone I've ever known was texting me about 'Making a Murderer ", Sarandos told The Times shortly after the company's announcement Wednesday at CES in Las Vegas that it had extended its streaming television service to nearly every country in the...

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  • Zurich police investigate New Year sexual assaults, no link to German cases
Zurich police investigate New Year sexual assaults, no link to German cases

More than 100 women were sexually assaulted on the night as huge gangs of men roamed a square outside the German city's iconic cathedral and main railway station. According to a German newspaper, which published leaked official police transcripts from the events during New Year's Eve, at least 15 of the attackers are said to be of "Afghan and Syria...

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  • The 'Affluenza Teen' Was Arrested in Mexico
The 'Affluenza Teen' Was Arrested in Mexico

Couch. "The tax money that we have spent on the search is tremendous". If convicted, she could face two to 10 years in prison, Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said . He did not elaborate. The US Marshals Service had issued a wanted poster promising a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to Couch's arrest .

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  • First female Syrian citizen reporter Ruqia Hassan executed by ISIS
First female Syrian citizen reporter Ruqia Hassan executed by ISIS

In one of her last posts on social media, which was reported on July the 21th past year, she had criticized ISIS decision to ban Wi-Fi hotspots in Raqqa city. Ruqia was a defiant journalist who mainly wrote about life in the Syrian city of Raqqa , which was often the bedrock of conflict between Islamic State, the Free Syrian Army and the Coaliti...

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  • Sara Mutschlechner Texas Road Rage Killing Suspect Is Arrested
Sara Mutschlechner Texas Road Rage Killing Suspect Is Arrested

Denton Police on Tuesday said occupants of Johnson's SUV made sexually derogatory comments at occupants in Mutschlechner's vehicle in the moments before the shooting. The remarks were of a "sexual nature", said Kizer, and were contested as offensive by a male in Mutschlechner's vehicle. Johnson, who goes by the nickname Santana Sage, remains in c...

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  • Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'MASH' Dies at 82
Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'MASH' Dies at 82

The mischievous surgeons began the show as equals, but after a couple of seasons Rogers became unhappy as the scripts began to champion Alda's character over his own. Rogers had initially meant to audition for the role of Hawkeye, but ultimately opted to play the sunnier Trapper. He turned down the lead role in the TV spin-off Trapper John, M.D.

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  • German police search for 1000 men after mass sexual assault in Cologne
German police search for 1000 men after mass sexual assault in Cologne

Undeterred by the assault, the young women continued with their evening but later ran into a different group of men firing fireworks at one another near Cologne station. He said everyone involved must be " identified  and made accountable". Echoing police statements based on witness accounts, de Maiziere said that 'a certain number of elements in...

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  • Delhi scraps management quota in Nursery admissions
Delhi scraps management quota in Nursery admissions

Calling management quota the "biggest scandal" in the Indian education system Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked schools to remove 62 "unfair" and "discriminatory" criteria from their selection process to ensure transparency in admissions.

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  • 'American Crime' stars Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman talk about season 2
'American Crime' stars Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman talk about season 2

Meanwhile, with the town consumed by the case, a local public school, plagued by violence between its African-American and Latino students, simply struggles to keep its doors open. That's how  American Crime  takes a plotline that Law & Order: Special Victims Unit could do in an hour and spreads it across a season - because only one of these two sh...

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  • Floodwaters Ease Near St. Louis
Floodwaters Ease Near St. Louis

The discovery of the second body brings the state's death toll from the flooding to 10. On Dec. 30, President Barack Obama called Governor Nixon by phone to offer the federal government's support in Missouri's flood fight. If you encounter a flooded roadway, PLEASE do not attempt to drive on it. It only take two feet of water to pick up a vehicle...

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