• Charles Manson returns to prison after hospitalization, report says
Charles Manson returns to prison after hospitalization, report says

Manson gained worldwide notoriety after he was convicted of leading an apocalyptic cult and conspiring in seven murders in the summer of 1969, including the stabbing death of 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate, who was almost nine months pregnant when she died.

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  • China Renewable Energy Plan Has $360 Billion Price Tag
China Renewable Energy Plan Has $360 Billion Price Tag

The news follows plans by the China's economic planning unit, the National Development and Reform Commission, or NDRC, to spend US$140 billion on solar energy in the country to boost capacity five-fold. Saudi Arabia has recently announced a strategy aimed at producing 9.5 Gigawatts of electricity from wind and solar power by the beginning of 20...

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  • WikiLeaks considers building a database of Twitter users' personal information
WikiLeaks considers building a database of Twitter users' personal information

The account, which has a goal to "correct misinformation about #WikiLeaks", made little to no attempt to explain how such a database would work or what objective it would serve. "Dishonest press reporting our speculative idea for database of account influencing *relationships* with WikiLeaks doxing home addresses", wrote the task force.

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  • Showdown: Trump meets America's intelligence chiefs over Russian hacking
Showdown: Trump meets America's intelligence chiefs over Russian hacking

On Oct. 7 previous year, the Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, released a statement that said the U.S. Intelligence Community was "confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from U.S.

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  • BJP MP booked for hate speech, EC seeks report
BJP MP booked for hate speech, EC seeks report

Naqvi said. FIR has been registered by Meerut Police against BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday, a day after the parliamentarian indirectly blamed Muslims for the population growth in the country. Also, the statement has created havoc for being spoken after the implementation of the moral code of conduct ahead of UP assembly election polls. "We ...

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  • Benjamin Netanyahu backs calls for pardoning Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter
Benjamin Netanyahu backs calls for pardoning Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Both attackers were shot. "He deserves to die", Azaria was quoted in the verdict as telling another soldier after pulling the trigger. He now faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted for manslaughter. On Wednesday, before the judges finished to read the verdict, right-wing ministers and lawmakers started calling for an amnesty to Aza...

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  • Trump Backtracks, Says Taxpayers, Not Mexico, Will Pay For His Wall
Trump Backtracks, Says Taxpayers, Not Mexico, Will Pay For His Wall

In a tweet posted early Friday, Trump defended his plan to use congressional appropriations and accused the media of falsely claiming that Mexico would not pay for the wall . Despite the confusion over who will pay for the wall, many people are still horrified by the prospect of this structure being built at all. Lawmakers could include ...

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  • At least 3 dead in shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport
At least 3 dead in shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

However, he said the scene is "fluid and active". Fleischer provided an update and said that police were not letting people leave the airport. The shooting happened in the baggage claim area at Terminal 2, where Delta Airlines occupies most of the gates.

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  • 33 more inmates die in Brazil prison clashes
33 more inmates die in Brazil prison clashes

No firearms have been found inside the prison so far. It is allied with a local gang called the Family of the North, which authorities say was responsible for the riot in Manaus. It increases fears that violence could spread, including to the streets of major cities, as gangs vie for influence and territory both inside prisons and in slums where ...

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  • Japan recalls South Korea envoy over 'comfort women'
Japan recalls South Korea envoy over 'comfort women'

The women were repeatedly raped and often subjected to sexually transmitted diseases. Suga also accused South Korea of violating "the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which requires host countries to protect diplomatic missions from the impairment of their dignity", NHK reported.

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  • LU station staff strikes set to go ahead after talks break down
LU station staff strikes set to go ahead after talks break down

The two sides are locked in dispute over a ticket office closure programme which was completed a year ago. The strike, beginning on Sunday at 6pm and continuing throughout Monday, would see nearly all zone 1 stations shut and a "severely reduced service" across the network.

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  • U.S. to transfer four Guantanamo Bay detainees to Saudi Arabia
U.S. to transfer four Guantanamo Bay detainees to Saudi Arabia

While declining to cite or confirm specific numbers of prisoners set to be released, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that more detainees will likely be released before the Trump's inauguration. The prison opened in 2002 as a facility to hold terrorism suspects and has been widely condemned for accusations of torture, human r...

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  • United States under Trump Series Brace for Trump vs Spy showdown
United States under Trump Series Brace for Trump vs Spy showdown

Even more importantly, Trump has yet to appoint replacement ambassadors for major world players, including Germany, Canada, and Britain. To explain (because most of us are probably not familiar with protocol when it comes to ambassadorships), there are two types of ambassadors: "political" appointees, who are usually granted their positions becau...

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  • Chibok schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram rescued
Chibok schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram rescued

More than 910 schools have been targeted by Boko Haram, whose name means "Western [or non-Islamic] education is a sin". She was found with a baby, believed to be hers, by Nigerian troops of the 27 Brigade around Alagarno area near Ajigin in Domboa Local Government area.

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  • Mulayam & Co in Delhi to fight for cycle
Mulayam & Co in Delhi to fight for cycle

After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav claimed the support of over 200 lawmakers of the ruling Samajwadi Party, his estranged father Mulayam Singh Yadav met with his top aides till 1 am on Thursday night. "Anything is possible. Who would have thought that their expulsion would be revoked", he told reporters here, referring to Akhilesh ...

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  • Obama's Final Jobs Report Is A Fitting End To His Presidency
Obama's Final Jobs Report Is A Fitting End To His Presidency

The U.S. economy added 2.16 million jobs in 2016 based on preliminary figures for the last two months of the year, down from 2.74 million the previous year and 3.02 million in 2015. The skills shortage has been prominent in the construction industry. Luke Bartholomew, investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, said: "Job growth was decent...

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  • Mexico gas price hike spurs looting, blockades as unrest spreads
Mexico gas price hike spurs looting, blockades as unrest spreads

The government raised petrol prices by up to 20% on 1 January as part of a gradual, year-long price liberalisation. On Tuesday, a group of vigilantes formed in downtown Progreso de Obregon to chase off a mob of some 100 looters who were attempting to ransack a local department store.

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  • Turkey: Four dead in attack on Izmir courthouse
Turkey: Four dead in attack on Izmir courthouse

A second explosive-rigged vehicle was disarmed at the scene and a number of automatic weapons and grenades were found. He did not refer to earlier reports that a third terrorist was on the run. Despite an ongoing police investigation involving dozens of people being detained, the gunman is still at large. Police believe the suspect stayed there f...

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  • 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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  • Terror group leader killed, 3 others nabbed in Sarangani
Terror group leader killed, 3 others nabbed in Sarangani

Three of Maguid's followers were arrested in the shooting that happened after police went to check reports from civilians about the presence of armed men, said Suan, deputy director for operations of the regional police. "Tokboy was trained by key JI leaders, including Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, better known as Marwan, the high profile target of t...

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