• U.S. imposes counter-terrorism sanctions against Osama bin Laden's
U.S. imposes counter-terrorism sanctions against Osama bin Laden's

The announcement did not say where he is believed to be living. In August 2015, al-Qaeda released an audio message that it claimed had come from Hamza, in which he urged attacks on the USA and its allies. It means any assets Hamza bin Laden may hold in areas under American jurisdiction can be frozen and he is stopped from using the United States ...

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  • Sen. Chuck Schumer's Dems look to delay confirmations
Sen. Chuck Schumer's Dems look to delay confirmations

Democrats claim that the unique nature of the incoming Trump presidency - one in which family members and a wide variety of friends and associates with no experience in government - make it especially important to vet top nominees closely. With only 52 seats, that means the Republicans need eight Democrats to switch to their side - a large hurdle...

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  • Big Brother may have their coolest Diary Room chair yet
Big Brother may have their coolest Diary Room chair yet

Heidi later confessed in the garden: "I want to re-nominate Stacy". He continued: "I'm in here for an experience, I hope I'm going to enjoy it and that's it". Whilst James took the snub in his stride, the same could not be said for Stacy who was involved in the first fight of the series. Austin Armacost revealed to the house that they had chose...

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  • Elor Azaria convicted of manslaughter
Elor Azaria convicted of manslaughter

But Judge Colonel Maya Heller said Azaria had no reason to open fire and called his testimony "evolving and evasive". Azaria faces a maximum penalty of 20 years behind bars, though he is not expected to receive that much time. He also seemed to be accusing Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who spoke with Azaria's father, Charley, even befor...

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  • 158 prisoners run free after attack on jail in the Philippines
158 prisoners run free after attack on jail in the Philippines

Xavier Solda, spokesman for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, said the jailbreak is the largest in the country's history. In August a year ago about 50 Maute gunmen raided the Lanao del Sur provincial jail in Marawi City and freed 23 inmates, eight of them members of the group that has pledged allegiance to the jihadist Islamic State.

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  • Bengals cornerback 'Pacman' Jones released from jail
Bengals cornerback 'Pacman' Jones released from jail

Jones, whose National Football League career was almost ended by suspensions and arrests before the Bengals signed him in 2010, said he planned to discuss the situation with Bengals coach Marvin Lewis . Jones did apologize to fans and the team Wednesday before exiting the facility. Jones, who has stayed out of the police blotter in recent years ...

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  • Twitter troll takes on Wendy's and loses
Twitter troll takes on Wendy's and loses

It must have been an off day for whoever runs Wendy's social media because the back and forth started out cordial. But when someone tried to besmirch Wendy's non-frozen beef, the Twitter maven at Wendy's went to work. It's an indisputable fact that trolls suck, but when they're both offensive as well as obviously wrong, it can be internet gold. A...

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  • Berlin attack: German authorities raid shelter, apartment
Berlin attack: German authorities raid shelter, apartment

The pair's meeting led prosecutors to believe that the man may have been involved in the attack or at least knew that Amri planned to commit one, Koehler said. Koehler said that the Polish driver apparently was fatally shot before the truck set off for the market from its parking place north of central Berlin.

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  • A serious block to any Middle East peace hopes
A serious block to any Middle East peace hopes

Security Council condemned Israeli West Bank settlements as illegal and an impediment to peace, a view held by much of the world. Having America publicly reassert herself as Israel's best friend, with "no daylight" between us, could have us ending up as Israel's only friend - and Israel as our only friend in the Middle East.

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  • Highlights: Blackcaps make hard work of first T20 win over Bangladesh
Highlights: Blackcaps make hard work of first T20 win over Bangladesh

Chasing 142 to win, Williamson remained unbeaten on 73 whereas Colin de Grandhomme scored 22-ball 41 with 3 sixes and as many boundaries to finish off the game with a six. The pair put on 37 runs before Colin de Grandhomme dismissed Shakib for 14. His partner Tamim Iqbal couldn't go far and departed in the 5th over scoring only 11.

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  • Israel to bury Hamas terrorists rather than return their remains
Israel to bury Hamas terrorists rather than return their remains

Hamas's military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, issued a New Year's Eve statement saying that it had posted online "two video clips to mark the 23rd birthday of the Zionist soldier and prisoner Oron Shaul". In line with the new policy, the bodies could be exhumed and handed back for burial if Hamas would be open to strike deals. "These decision...

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  • White House says expects Guantanamo transfers announced before January 20
White House says expects Guantanamo transfers announced before January 20

In a tweet , he said those remaining were "extremely risky people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield". Numerous detainees at the prison have not been formally charged. The men have all been cleared by the USA government for transfer and aren't likely to be tried. Trump has vowed to "load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes" ...

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  • U.K.'s European Union ambassador quits months before Brexit talks
U.K.'s European Union ambassador quits months before Brexit talks

Former UKIP leader donor Nigel Farage tweeted saying he welcomed the news as the foreign office needs a "complete clear out" while his ally and UKIP donor Arron Banks said Rogers was "yet another of the establishment's pro-EU old guard".

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  • FTSE 100 Hits All Time High
FTSE 100 Hits All Time High

It has benefited from the collapse in the value of sterling since the European Union vote and Donald Trump's pledge to invest in infrastructure since his United States election win, which has bolstered values worldwide and helped U.S. If Britain gets a good deal, stocks could be among the biggest benefactors, according to chief market analyst at Th...

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  • Syria's fragile ceasefire on verge of collapse
Syria's fragile ceasefire on verge of collapse

Along with a government-led assault on Wadi Barada, a rebel-held area near the Syrian capital, insurgents also are complaining about major airstrikes in the provinces of Hama and Idlib, and a regime push on the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus .

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  • Alleged drug dealer shot dead on the M62 in police operation
Alleged drug dealer shot dead on the M62 in police operation

On Tuesday morning, the police said the incident was not terrorism-related, according to The Guardian . A spokesman said those arrested had required hospital treatment for injuries "not related to firearm discharge". Police have said that no officers have been injured during the operation. West Yorkshire Police confirmed there were five arrest...

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  • Fox News star Megyn Kelly headed to NBC News
Fox News star Megyn Kelly headed to NBC News

Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet - delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! The knowledge that Kelly's contract with Fox was coming to an end has been circling the rumor mill for a while, with competing companies reportedly fighting to bring her on board .

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  • Finland Tries Out Basic Income
Finland Tries Out Basic Income

The goal of the experiment is to see if offering a basic income to those without jobs boosts employment. This is far from the first test of Basic Income, and in recent years many programs have sought to put the theory to the test, even in the United States.

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  • Dylann Roof found competent to represent himself in penalty phase
Dylann Roof found competent to represent himself in penalty phase

Throughout the trial phase of the proceedings, which began December 7, attorneys representing Roof and federal prosecutors agreed that Roof walked inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston on June 17, 2015 and sat for almost an hour through a bible study before he removed a Glock.45-caliber pistol from a fanny pack ...

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  • Man throws shoe at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Man throws shoe at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Metro officials said application of e-wallet companies such as Paytm in the present form "is not suitable" to be used in the metro system "due to large volume of transactions it handles on a daily basis". The country was hoping that the Prime Minister would atleast announce the withdrawal of 50 day-old restrictions imposed on taking out your own mo...

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