• U.S. sailor apologizes in Iran propaganda video
U.S. sailor apologizes in Iran propaganda video

The sailors did not show resistance and will be released "as soon as the IRGC receives proper orders", IRGC Navy Commander Admiral Ali Fadavi said on Iranian TV. Marco Rubio said he was disgusted by the images and said they exposed another reason to cancel America's nuclear agreement with Iran. USA and Iranian officials scrambled to defuse the si...

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  • EU Commission says changing China's status would impact EU economy
EU Commission says changing China's status would impact EU economy

In one of such cases, the United States was chosen as a surrogate country to assess the price levels of stainless steel from China. Fortunately, the legal basis for such an obviously unfair practice will no longer exist starting from December 11 this year, under the provisions of the World Trade Organization accession protocol signed by China.

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  • Maduro loyalists walk out of Venezuelan parliament
Maduro loyalists walk out of Venezuelan parliament

As a result, only 163 of 167 lawmakers were sworn in during Tuesday's ceremony. 65-year-old Mary Mujica shouted as the incoming parliamentary president, Henry Ramos, wiggled his way through the heavy crowd. Even without the two-thirds majority, the opposition should be able to pass most of the laws it wants, as the president has limited powers to v...

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  • Denmark introduces controls at German border - PM
Denmark introduces controls at German border - PM

Denmark and Sweden have imposed border controls to restrict the number of migrants coming into their countries-the latest blow to the EU's passport-free travel zone. In Germany , the destination of choice for many refugees , numbers have dipped to roughly 3,000 asylum seekers a day, according to Germany's Federal Police; even fewer are mak...

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  • Lindsey Vonn adds record result
Lindsey Vonn adds record result

Having equalled Annemarie Moser-Proell's record of 36 downhill victories at the same venue 24 hours earlier, Vonn again proved the class of the field as she beat Gut to victory in Sunday's super-G race. "Now I feel good and strong and really excited with where my skiing is at". "I just tried to ski a solid run." Overall leader Lara Gut of Switzer...

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  • Taliban kill 15 in attack on polio centre
Taliban kill 15 in attack on polio centre

Two separate militant groups - the Pakistani Taliban and Jundallah, which is Taliban-linked and pledged allegiance to ISIS - have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Reuters . The Balochistan Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti confirming the incident said that the personnel of law enforcement agencies are among the dead and inj...

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  • Univision to air TV series on 'El Chapo'
Univision to air TV series on 'El Chapo'

Showing just why he is nicknamed Shorty, the world's most powerful drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman poses for a new prison mugshot after being recaptured. "I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats", he told Penn. Mexican newspaper El Universal published photographs on Monday which suggest Penn and del Castillo were under...

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  • What gay marriage advocate plans to say to Kim Davis
What gay marriage advocate plans to say to Kim Davis

Davis became a focal point of the national debate over same-sex marriage in 2015 when she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses from her Rowan County clerk's office based on her Christian religious beliefs. Kim will be in the gallery tonight as a counterweight to the President's message. Politicians, including presidential candidates Ted C...

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  • Cologne mayor condemns New Year sexual assaults
Cologne mayor condemns New Year sexual assaults

Germany received a record number of migrants past year, which has resulted in fierce debate surrounding the country's acceptance of migrants and refugees. "We won't tolerate these abhorrent attacks on women - all those responsible must be brought to justice", German Justice Minister Heiko Maas tweeted.

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  • Lindsay Lohan Spits at Patron and Has Racist Meltdown Inside NYC Bar
Lindsay Lohan Spits at Patron and Has Racist Meltdown Inside NYC Bar

When another customer tried to intervene in the confrontation between Lohan and the unnamed bartender, the former child star spat in the customer's face. She is the latest celebrity to do so apart from Kanye West. She called the Queen of England, Barrack Obama and Kanye West was her inspirations. From posts made on Lohan's Instagram page, she app...

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  • Florence and the Machine announce 'How Beautiful' tour
Florence and the Machine announce 'How Beautiful' tour

Saturday through Ticketmaster . In addition to being a stellar live act, Florence Welch and company only seem to get more acclaimed with each passing album. If it's someone else along those lines, that'll be sweet, too. Prices are $27.50-$77.50. Presales will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday (American Express), Thursday (Pandora) and Friday (LiveNation...

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  • Police return to strangled woman's home
Police return to strangled woman's home

Due to the autopsy confirming that she had consensual sex on the evening of her murder, the case is somewhat reminiscent of the death of Meredith Kercher and the subsequent trials of Amanda Knox . Italian authorities suspect that Olsen's murderer was known to her and stole her phone, which may have had WhatsApp messages between the two of them, ...

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  • Bangladesh war hero Lt Gen JFR Jacob passes away
Bangladesh war hero Lt Gen JFR Jacob passes away

He served in Northern Iraq, North Africa, Burma and Sumatra. When General A A K Niazi, commander of Pakistani forces in East Pakistan, invited Jacob to discuss a ceasefire, Jacob flew to Dhaka with an instrument of surrender. Post retirement, he joined BJP and headed its ex-servicemen wing. "Had a memorable interaction when he presented his autob...

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  • Donald Trump worries Ted Cruz 'too close for comfort' in Iowa
Donald Trump worries Ted Cruz 'too close for comfort' in Iowa

Cruz is in the state Tuesday and will return next week for a five-day bus tour. Cruz's sharper rhetoric shows that the detente between the two has ended as they fight to win over voters less than a month before the state's kick-off caucuses.

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  • El Niño storms threaten drought-stricken California
El Niño storms threaten drought-stricken California

National Weather Service forecaster Johnny Powell said in an interview with the Associated Press that Northern California will yet experience more heavy rains, estimating that there will be as much as 15 inches within the next 16 days. "It's definitely the biggest rainmaker we've had", Thornton said, adding that another storm would replace it on ...

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  • Bernie Sanders wins Elizabeth Warren's praise on Wall Street reform
Bernie Sanders wins Elizabeth Warren's praise on Wall Street reform

Ari Ne'eman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, an organization run by and for autistic adults, praised Clinton's plan on a conference call organized by the campaign, including supporting people with the disorder as they lead their lives.

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  • US accuses Iran of conducting missile test near warships
US accuses Iran of conducting missile test near warships

Iran's  Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari on Thursday condemned as "arbitrary and illegal" US plans for new sanctions on global companies and individuals over Iran's ballistic missile program. While the  Iranian  fast attack craft which fired the rocket, officials  said , was actually in Omani territorial waters at the time. Board m...

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  • South Korea finds chemical element xenon after nuclear test in North Korea
South Korea finds chemical element xenon after nuclear test in North Korea

The U.S. State Department confirmed North Korea had conducted a nuclear test but the Obama administration disputed the hydrogen bomb claim. But China's leverage over Pyongyang is mitigated, analysts say, by its overriding fear of a North Korean collapse and the prospect of a reunified, US-allied Korea directly on its border.

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  • New Avery attorney says no to media, focus on new evidence
New Avery attorney says no to media, focus on new evidence

He was sentenced to serve life in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a young photographer. Avery's defense made the case that officers investigating Avery had a conflict of interest and stayed involved after they were ordered to hand over the investigation to a neighboring county.

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  • RIP David Bowie: Best Tribute Quotes & Memes
RIP David Bowie: Best Tribute Quotes & Memes

During his last tour, Bowie was not " The man who fell to Earth " but spoke more instead about having your feet grounded and welcoming old age. An image of the tribute was posted to the arena's social media account , along with one of the musician's most memorable quotes: "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I know it won't be boring...

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