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FM to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rakhine situation

The Latin American Herald Tribune reports that the Myanmar military has been accused of numerous human rights violations against the Rohingyas, including executions, rapes, looting and burning of at least 1,500 of their houses. It notes that under the principle of non-refoulement, nations can not forcibly return people to a country or place where they would be at real risk of serious human rights violations.

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Church massacre, other killings strain forgiveness for many

It's now up to jurors to mull the guilt or innocence of a man charged with slaying nine black worshippers during Bible study at a SC church. Those same jurors will decide in another phase of the trial starting January 3 whether Roff faces the death penalty or life in prison for his hate crimes at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Papua, killing 13

On December 3, a plane crashed in Riau Islands province killing 12 people. In November an army helicopter accident killed three on Borneo, while another three died when a military chopper went into a home in Central Java in July. The crash site has been located and the victims' bodies are being brought back to Wamena, he said. He did not rule out that the plane hit a mountain.

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Evacuations Out of Aleppo Resume After Buses Set Ablaze

But the deal that failed before over the evacuation of sick and wounded persons from two loyalists towns found trouble in those towns again. "We understand the buses were empty at the time", said Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from Gaziantep on the Turkish-Syrian border.

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Obama does smart thing by not putting veto on Iran sanctions bill

Earlier this week, Rouhani ordered the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to begin developing propulsion capability for nuclear-powered marine vessels as a response to the prolongation of the USA sanctions. " We are satisfied with the implementation of the [agreement] and hope that this process will continue ", Yukiya Amano says. This act, which would re-impose sanctions on Iran that mostly limit its oil and gas trade, was first adopted in 1996 to punish investment in the Islamic ...

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Freezing rain advisory issued for northern region

On Saturday , about seven centimetres of snow is expected to fall on Montreal, with freezing rain beginning around midnight. Iredell County is under a freezing rain advisory along with much of the western part of the state, the National Weather Service announced Friday afternoon.

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ECOWAS to take action on The Gambia, attend Barrow's inauguration

West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS must ensure Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh steps down when his mandate ends in January because he lost an election, the bloc's chairwoman, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, said on Saturday.

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Russian Federation says evacuation of rebels from eastern Aleppo complete: Ifax

The evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo has been suspended and a Reuters witness reported hearing at least four blasts at a location from where buses had been leaving the Syrian city. But US Secretary of State John Kerry said what had already happened in the city was "unconscionable", raising concern for the "tens of thousands of lives that are now concentrated into a very small area of Aleppo".

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Death toll rises to 14 following shootout with police in Jordan's Karak

Momani said that with the "region engulfed with fire from every side you expect that such events happen". It is unclear which terrorist group is responsible for the attack. Reuters reported earlier today that Jordanian authorities said that the four assailants involved in the attack on the Crusader-era castle have been killed, but gave no details as to their nationality nor identity.

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Poland Aims to Limit Media Access to Lawmakers in Parliament

Meanwhile a crowd of PiS supporters gathered in front of the presidential palace, carrying Polish white and red flags and chanting "God, honour and motherland". TVN24 broadcast the commotion in parliament Friday with a message on the screen: "We will not be able to show this" after January 1. Adam Bodnar, the country's human rights commissioner, has also criticized the plan, saying the constitution guarantees the public access to public information and journalists provide that to citizens.

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Lebanon Forms New Government

In this photo released by the Lebanese Government, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, center, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister designate, Saad Hariri, right, and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, left, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec.

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Obama to Face Questions on Russian Hacking, Trump, Syria

He had met separately with both of them, Brennan added, and "there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election". "I don't believe they interfered", he said. "I can't say that he will end up implementing, but the conversations themselves have been cordial as opposed to defensive in any way".

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Buses assigned to Syria evacuations attacked and burned, deal stalls

This evacuation was part of a deal between the Syrian government and rebels allowing people to be transported out of East Aleppo in return. The French draft calls on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to immediately redeploy United Nations humanitarian staff to carry out "neutral monitoring" on evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo.

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Trump gave $10000 for West Bank settlement, tax form shows

The pictured Friedman is the son of the late famous economists Rose and Milton Friedman. Friedman is also on board with Trump's promise to move the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital, and US policy has always been that the two sides should resolve that issue. All Israeli settlements are illegal under global law.

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John Podesta says Federal Bureau of Investigation isn't talking to him about email hacks

Stone is a former Trump adviser and longtime confidant of Trump who left the Trump campaign in August 2015 but has remained a prominent supporter of the president-elect. President Obama ordered an investigation into the hack, but has not announced any official response to it. "Now we're dealing with something else, which is about Russian interference in the Democratic process and tilting the election and news coverage against Hillary Clinton a for Donald Trump", he continued.

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Deadly snake imitates tinsel on Australian Christmas tree

Although tiger snakes are shy and rarely attack people unless, of course, poked or disturbed, they also rank among the top ten most venomous snakes in the world. With the warmer weather, snakes are more active, said Goldsmith, who catches and releases about 400 snakes every year. "People should leave them be and not try to kill them, because it's risky, illegal, and cruel", Goldsmith said.

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Evacuation Buses Arrive In East Aleppo - But Departure Is Put On Hold

The continued suspension of evacuations is throwing into disarray an Aleppo deal that had been brokered last week by Syria ally Russian Federation and opposition supporter Turkey. Between 40,000 and 50,000 people in all remain inside rebel-held east Aleppo on Sunday waiting for evacuation, sources on the ground told Syria Direct.

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Soldiers Injured In Plane Crash: Russian Defence Ministry

The plane was travelling from Yekaterinburg, the source told TASS . The Defense Ministry Ilyushin Il-18 aircraft made an emergency landing 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) from an airfield near the town of Tiksi in the Sakha Republic at 4:45 A.M.

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Putin 'personally directed U.S. election hack in vendetta against Clinton'

The president rejected any notion that the dispute over the origin of the hacking was disrupting efforts to smoothly transfer power to Trump. "It is disappointing that the C.I.A. "I'm going to let all the political pundits in this town have a long discussion about what happened in the election. It was a fascinating election". It also doesn't make a lot of sense that the U.S.

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Police say 2-year-old boy was left alone in freezing car

The toddler's mother, Nicole Carmon, has been arrested for felony child abuse after police say she left the little boy in the auto alone for at least 7 hours. The mother is now being held in the Adams County Detention Center for investigation of felony child abuse, KMGH-TV reports. The boy was "in a state of severe hypothermia" but was conscious, Barnes said.

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Justice Secretary Liz Truss to give Commons address on Birmingham prison riot

Sources says jail in lockdown after 15 inmates involved in Birmingham riot torched CCTV cameras. In an affront to Justice Secretary Liz Truss, prisoners posed for selfies in riot gear stolen from retreating prison officers and posted footage on social media of blazes inside the jail.

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Hunker down: Winter weather to hit area this weekend

Snow will develop late tonight and continue through early Saturday morning. Surface temperature will be below freezing and light icing is expected. Be prepared for treacherous travel conditions as several inches of snow, plus sleet and freezing rain move into the metro Detroit area Friday evening.

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Chance celebrates Obama's last Christmas in office on 'SNL'

The musical sketch begins with Thompson and Chance dressed in throwback threads in the winter wonderland that is labeled as Hollis, Queens - a reference to RUN-DMC's classic track " Christmas in Hollis ". The Chicago MC performed music from his latest mixtape "Coloring Book" (nominated for "Best Rap Album" at the 2017 Grammy Awards) at the legendary NBC show.

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Rose rescues Tottenham in 2-1 win over Burnley in EPL

We are working very hard. Mousa Sissoko was introduced with 30 minutes remaining, and the France global a telling contribution - albeit with a tint of controversy. The French midfielder played his role in the match-winning moment, driving at the Burnley defence before releasing the ball to Rose who smashed the ball high into the net to give Spurs all three points.

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Hamas Mourns Killing of Group's Drone Expert

Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, did not offer any evidence to support its accusation. Zawari also may have had other enemies, however, especially in volatile Tunisia. It was the first such incident reported since the 2014 Gaza war, when a USA -supplied Israeli Patriot missile destroyed an unmanned Hamas aircraft over the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod.

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Syrian media say Aleppo evacuations to resume

The buses were to take part in the evacuation of over 2,000 wounded and sick Syrians from Foua and Kfarya, two rebel-besieged villages that have remained loyal to the government in an area under opposition control in the northwest Idlib province, activists and government media reported.

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Carbon monoxide poisoning kills one person, forces evacuation

Fire officials said some people have complained of the fumes for days. The same business was evacuated the next day when up to 20 people started feeling sick, including one person who was taken to hospital. The fire investigation found a vent cover on the chimney had collapsed preventing the chimney to vent properly. Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless gas that can result from combustion any time fuel is burned.

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Yemen officials: Explosion kills at least 23 at military camp

Officials said the dead were soldiers who had gathered to collect their salaries, while medics and many others were wounded. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. They are battling Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, who seized Yemen's capital, Sanaa, in 2014 and later swept across much of northern Yemen. Aden is the temporary capital of Yemen's internationally recognized government in exile in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

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Syria: Assad suspends Aleppo evacuation

A vote is expected over the weekend. The crowds arrived in bus and auto convoys from across the country under the slogan "Open the Way for Aleppo" close to Turkey's Cilvegözü Border Gate which has become a key hub for transporting the wounded from Aleppo.

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Homeless campaigners at Apollo House plead for medical supplies

He called his actions, along with those of several artists including director Jim Sheridan and singer Hozier an "act of civil disobedience". Fr McVerry said while he wishes them well, the only long-term solution to homelessness is for the Government to provide social housing.

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Five dead in drive-by shooting in Jordan

Gunmen fired at police in three different locations, the deadliest at an ancient castle in the city of Karak. Police dispatched special forces to hunt the attackers with an unconfirmed report that at least five police officers were injured and one bystander hurt, according to one source.

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Donald Trump calls his supporters violent and vicious during rally

President-Elect Donald Trump will hold a rally in Mobile, Alabama this afternoon. "They're saying, 'As president, he shouldn't be doing rallies, '" he told a crowd in Mobile, Ala., Saturday night. Trump spent the latter part of his speech repeating some of his campaign promises on defeating ISIS, funding infrastructure, renegotiating trade deals, and creating jobs.

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Mobile Internet service shut down in Manipur district

On Sunday protesters attacked vehicles coming from Naga dominated areas to Imphal. The capital today saw violence by protesters who were agitating against the ongoing economic blockade in the state and a series of terrorist attacks. Tension in the state heightened after suspected militants continued their violent attacks on Manipur Police and other state forces in the last few days that left three policemen dead and 14 others injured last Thursday.

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Dylann Roof convicted in racially motivated church massacre

Sharon Risher watched every day of the trial. In a statement by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate crimes, Roof was described as "the modern face of domestic terrorism". Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. The attack on a Bible study group at the church, known to most as "Mother Emanuel", shocked the nation and exposed the deep divides in the USA over race and access to guns.

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Ishant Sharma welcomes Liam Dawson to Test cricket with a nasty bouncer

Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest updates. India claimed three wickets on the second morning but the 108-run partnership between Dawson and Rashid in a productive second session for the touring side frustrated the hosts. Then, it was Rahul who hammered two sixes - both over long-on - in the third and fifth over bowled by left-arm spinner Liam Dawson. After a few silent overs, Parthiv hit Adil Rashid through the cover for another four in the 37th over, while Rahul reverse swept ...


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