• Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show to close at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show to close at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a giant playground that gives kids the illusion that they are the size of bugs. Disney announced previous year that the park would be home to a Star Wars-themed land and a Toy Story-themed land. It's been rumored the Monsters, Inc . meet and greet area may be closing. The iconic Earffel Tower is coming down as we...

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  • Major from Plymouth among 6 victims of Afghanistan attack
Major from Plymouth among 6 victims of Afghanistan attack

Afghan forces have been battling for days to prevent the complete fall of the town, according to government officials in Kabul. If the government wants to control the area, it should look to win hearts and minds - a strategy once trumpeted by the foreign forces here.

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  • Poll Shows German Women Beginning to Oppose Idea of More Refugees
Poll Shows German Women Beginning to Oppose Idea of More Refugees

Reports of large-scale sexual assaults and robberies blamed on foreign men on New Year's Eve in Cologne, Germany, has sparked outrage in both Germany and Sweden, where police this week revealed they've known about similar incidents for at least two years.

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  • American pastor Saeed Abedini's wife thanks everyone after his release from
American pastor Saeed Abedini's wife thanks everyone after his release from

GOP front-runner Donald Trump criticized the Iranian nuclear deal, which he claimed will send $150 billion to Iran, CNN reported from a New Hampshire campaign event . Abedini is a Muslim convert to Christianity and was in Iran working on building an orphanage when he was suddenly arrested. Naghmeh Abedini , the pastor's wife, said, "This has be...

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  • Cologne police chief condemns sex assaults on New Year's Eve
Cologne police chief condemns sex assaults on New Year's Eve

Some held up signs demanding action from Chancellor Angela Merkel. The assaults are being cited by German anti-immigration activists as proof that the country's intake of 1 million refugees is leading to anarchy. Similar incidents were reported on New Year's Eve in Hamburg and Stuttgart, German media reported, though on a smaller scale. Germ...

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  • Oregon sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave
Oregon sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave

They want a response within five days. The Republican congressman whose district includes the occupied wildlife refuge protesters declared on Capitol Hill today that it's time for the group to pack up and go home. "Armed protestors don't belong here", Rodrique maintains. "Hopefully some of the ranching families and the community will come and s...

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  • Sean Penn, 'El Chapo' used encryption, burner phones to communicate
Sean Penn, 'El Chapo' used encryption, burner phones to communicate

Meanwhile, Mexican authorities said that they had information about the drug lord's whereabouts because his people used their cell phones in contacting filmmakers and actors. Many expressed admiration, and longing for the next meeting, more than concern about the purported movie project. I’ll tell  you , I am more excited about  you  than the (movi...

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  • Amal Clooney Gives First American Television Interview
Amal Clooney Gives First American Television Interview

Amal is now working with several members of USA congress to free former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, who was kicked out of office and jailed. "I am still doing the same jobs as I was doing before". "It's tough when they're stabbing her co-counselor [defense lawyer Mahfooz Saeed] in the head a couple days before she gets there", George sai...

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  • Honduras bus crash kills Columbia University student volunteers
Honduras bus crash kills Columbia University student volunteers

That said, a preliminary investigation conducted by a team from the  Research Section of Traffic Accidents  (SIAT) of the DNT said the accident was most likely the consequences of  'human error' , citing the inability of the driver. The deceased were on a volunteer mission to the Central American country and their families were notified of the acci...

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  • Bowe Bergdahl court hearing set at North Carolina Army base
Bowe Bergdahl court hearing set at North Carolina Army base

Bergdahl deferred entering a plea at a December 22 hearing, ABC News reported . He was released in a prisoner exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees in 2014. His attorneys Tuesday sparred with Army officials over the 300,000 pages of classified material they intend to present at his court-martial, arguing that Bergdahl's defense should only ...

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  • BP to cut 4000 jobs amid oil price plunge
BP to cut 4000 jobs amid oil price plunge

The firm said in a statement that it would "reduce BP upstream staff globally from 24,000 to somewhere below 20,000 by year-end 2017". BP's North Sea business employees about 3000 people, and there are several major ongoing projects in the region.

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  • 'Spur social change:' Alberta brings in school guidelines for LGBTQ students
'Spur social change:' Alberta brings in school guidelines for LGBTQ students

The guidelines laid out by the province include allowing transgender students to use whichever washroom they choose, participate in boys or girls sports on whichever team best reflects their identity and other guidelines. As part of the review, school boards must show evidence of having policy and regulations or procedures related specifically to t...

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  • Pakistan nationals convinced of 'army, ISI' role in Pathankot
Pakistan nationals convinced of 'army, ISI' role in Pathankot

The crackdown on the JeM was an "important and positive first step" in the move to bring to justice the Pathankot attack plotters, he said. "The foreign secretary spoke to his Pakistani counterpart today and will set a date for the talks in the near future", he said at a media briefing.

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  • Oil prices drop to 12-year low
Oil prices drop to 12-year low

Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said this month Iran would not seek to distort markets, but would make sure it regained its market share. Brent crude was down 20 cents at $30.68 a barrel. However, Iran's return to the global energy market is expected to dramatically affect the crude market. As industry experts and leaders talked about the demise of...

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  • Neymar: Messi from another planet
Neymar: Messi from another planet

The event attracted the attention from millions of football fans and media limelight after FIFA went through the biggest ever corruption scandal previous year. USA's Carli Lloyd was declared as the Women's Player of the year, while Luis Enrique and Jill Ellis won Coach of the Year and Women's Coach of the Year crowns, respectively.

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  • Head of Venezuela's new opposition congress ready to work together
Head of Venezuela's new opposition congress ready to work together

Three opposition lawmakers agreed to quit while the court investigates them over government allegations of electoral fraud. The Supreme Court, which nearly always rules in favor of the government, had said congressional decisions would be null until the swearing-in of the three was overturned.

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  • Seoul pummels N. Korea with K-Pop music
Seoul pummels N. Korea with K-Pop music

The test took place two days ahead of what is believed to be North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday.  China, North Korea's closest economic partner, has not concealed its annoyance with Pyongyang's unexpected foray into what is its fourth nuclear test since 2006.China has hosted six-nation talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions...

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  • Philippines Supreme Court upholds United States military accord: spokesman
Philippines Supreme Court upholds United States military accord: spokesman

Welcoming the court decision, Enrile said that despite a P3-trillion budget this year, the Philippines did not have the capability to secure the country in the face of aggressive Chinese moves in disputed areas in the South China Sea. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...

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  • Prince George completes first day at nursery school
Prince George completes first day at nursery school

Because it was Prince George's first day of school, his parents must have been overcome with emotion seeing their son starting his educational journey. The photos , which were posted on Twitter , were take by Duchess Kate herself, as noted by USA Today . "The Duke and Duchess are of course very fortunate to have private homes where photo...

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  • White House to Hold Summit on Militants' Social Media Use
White House to Hold Summit on Militants' Social Media Use

The meeting comes as nations around the world fight a sometimes losing battle against the highly-skilled online outreach of the Islamic State, which has done a remarkable job of using social media to create recruitment and public relations materials to promote its efforts.

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