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Die of Alcohol Poisoning in Russia From Bath Lotion

At least 25 people died from poisoning after consuming a bath lotion containing alcohol in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Russia's top investigative agency says. Homemade spirits and household products containing alcohol are popular throughout the former Soviet Union as a cheap alternative to the standard brands but are also blamed for a large number of alcohol-related deaths.

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Zimbabwe's ruling party backs Robert Mugabe, 92, for 2018 election

Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU-PF, has endorsed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the upcoming presidential election. The endorsement, decided at the party's annual conference in the southeastern town of Masvingo on Saturday, is likely to result in the extension of his 36-year rule.

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Twenty-five buses enter Aleppo to evacuate trapped civilians and rebel fighters

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's United Nations ambassador, said: "I think we have a good text". An operation to bring thousands of people out of the last rebel-held enclave of Aleppo was under way again on Monday after being held up for several days, together with the evacuation of two besieged pro-government villages in nearby Idlib province.

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Modi targets opposition for stalling parliament, shielding corrupt

Such language is used by "RSS people", he said. On the issue of demonetisation, Modi said, "When there was Rs 1000 note nobody cared for Rs 100 note". "I requested in the all party meet that discussion on how political parties get funds should take place in the Parliament", he added. There is, however, no confirmation from the Congress as its leaders said the last they heard was that Mulayam may agree for 80 to 85 seats at the most to the Congress to contest in the election for 403 seats.

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Aid workers greet kids finally evacuated out of Aleppo

Aleppo had been divided between government and rebel areas in the almost six-year-long war, but a major advance by the Syrian army and its allies began in mid-November following months of intense air strikes. As global alarm grew over the plight of the residents including women, children, the sick and wounded, the UN Security Council was to vote on whether to send observers to the battleground city.

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HM Prison on Lockdown after Staff Attacked by Transfered Inmated

It is understood that HM Prison Hull has been place in lock down after 15 inmates transferred from HM Prison Birmingham have attacked staff and attempted to start a further riot at the Jail. A report by the prison's independent monitoring board found staff feared they would be targeted by prisoners intoxicated on widely-available psychoactive substances.

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Post Office workers join wave of Christmas strikes

Employees of British Airways who are members of the Unite Union are planning to walk out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day due to objections about remuneration. The Post Office is reassuring customers that the vast majority of its 11,600 branches will open for business as usual next week and that it is "well prepared" for strike action planned by the Communication Workers Union.

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Facebook Could Be Fined 500000 Euros For Each Fake News Post

In an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Maas noted that free speech does not justify slander. According to Yahoo, Maas said that anyone who tries to manipulate the political discussion with lies needs to be aware that offenders could face up to five years in prison.

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A night of uncertainty and fear for trapped civilians in east Aleppo

Among those to have left is seven-year-old Bana Alabed , who had tweeted about conditions in the city. The U.N. draft, seen by CBS News, states: "these evacuations must be conducted in accordance with global humanitarian law and principles and emphasizes that the evacuations of civilians must be voluntary and to final destinations of their choice, and protection must be provided to all civilians who choose or who have been forced to be evacuated and those who opt to remain in their homes".

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The Lodha impact: Pawar quits MCA top job

The agenda of the meeting was to discuss on how exactly the MCA can and if they will indeed implement the recommendations of the panel in toto. Mumbai: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for pulling former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi into the demonetisation debate, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday pointed out that even premiers after her, including BJP's own Atal Bihari Vajpayee, did not take the decision to ban notes.

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Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi today

Besides the demand for Bharat Ratna, the first meeting of the Council of Ministers headed by Panneerselvam that was held on December 10 had also adopted a resolution urging the Centre to unveil Jaya's life-size bronze statue inside the Parliament complex in Delhi.

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Pathankot attack: NIA files chargesheet against Jaish-e-Mohammed leaders

Previously, the Home Ministry had authorised NIA to file the charge sheet against Azhar, his brother and two handlers of four terrorists - Qashif Jan and Shaid Latif, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The NIA had technical and forensic evidence pointing to the involvement of Pakistan-based perpetrators in the deadly attack. Media reports suggested that the attack was an attempt to derail a fragile peace process meant to stabilise the deteriorated relations between India ...

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Anne Frank May Not Have Been Betrayed

The study , which counts police documents and Anne's famous diary among its sources, found that the German "Sicherheitsdienst" police that discovered the family usually investigated cases involving cash and securities, not hidden Jews, and they spent much longer at the Amsterdam building during the August 4, 1944, raid than usually happened in cases like the arrest of the Frank family.

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President-Elect Trump holds 'thank you' rally in Orlando

At a rally in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, Trump insisted he was just "laughing and having fun" when he said his supporters had been "vicious" and "violent" during the campaign. But even when the rallies did take place, Slate reported 20 incidents of violence throughout the campaign involving both his supporters and people protesting his candidacy.

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Brett Brown feels 'worse' for Richaun Holmes than Nerlens Noel

Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor will start together when the Nets visit South Philadelphia on Sunday evening for the first time this season. "I think trying to force feed three bigs in a game is unfair", Brown said Sunday before the Sixers faced the Nets.

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Chinese warship swoops under United States vessel and snatches American underwater drone

Trump also has said he does not feel "bound by a one-China policy" regarding the status of Taiwan, unless the United States gains trade or other benefits from Beijing . and Chinese sides are working on appropriately handling this matter through channels between the two militaries". China said it seized what was an unknown device to prevent damage to its ships.

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Five over/unders for Eagles' Week 15 matchup with Ravens

Mathews never completed the sentence, most likely for fear of saying something he might regret. While Baltimore has the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Steelers, the Ravens are a game back of the Steelers in the AFC North race at 7-6. Next play, the 17th of the series, an incompletion intended for Jordan Matthews . The Ravens reached the end zone on two of their three tries. But he should have been given the chance.

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Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys says he risked job by backing players

The players made the announcement at a news conference Saturday after a group of seniors from the team met with the board of regents, university President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle on Friday night. He said he was referring to the initial conversation he had with the team on Thursday, Dec. 15, before the boycott was announced. "We have to do a lot better - I have to do a lot better - on being trained on all those processes", Claeys said.

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Obama Points Finger At Putin Over U.S. Election Hacking

Obama said the threat worked, and there "we did not see further tampering of the election process". Speaking to reporters earlier Thursday, presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said "only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities".

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Disgraced ex-Israeli president to be freed from jail

The board previously rejected his parole requests twice. "Today a cowardly and toxic decision was made after the parole board succumbed to manipulation and chose to reduce his sentence, granting him a fictional rehabilitation programme as a free man", Knesset members Zehava Galon, Michal Rozin and Tamar Zandberg from the left-wing Meretz said in a joint statement, claiming the decision was heavily influenced by political pressure.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes over

That would rank as the second highest December bow in history, behind only last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens which earned a record-grabbing $247 million in its opening frame. With Rogue One's success, parent company Disney owns two of the three films with the highest openings of 2016. Being already a huge star in Japan, this one begins to interfere in the cinema made in Hollywood for our greatest happiness! Unlike other films in the series, " Rogue One " did not focus on the ...

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US Secretary of State discusses Yemen war on Saudi trip

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir attend a press conference regarding ceasefire in Yemen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 18, 2016. Yemen's war began when the Houthis and their allies seized Yemen's capital, Sanaa, in September 2014, expelling Hadi's government. Since March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition including Arab countries has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions at the request of Hadi.

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Turkey explosion: People killed following huge blast outside Kayseri university

Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported that a auto bomb hit a public bus in the central province of Kayseri early Saturday morning, carrying off-duty soldiers near the Erciyes University campus. "We will decisively fight these terror organizations in the spirit of national mobilization", he said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Don't vote for BJP, Kejriwal says in Lucknow

Mr Kejriwal, while addressing a rally in Lucknow on Sunday, asked people not to vote for BJP and teach a lesson to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making them stand in queues to withdraw their own hard earned money. Kejriwal demanded a commission to probe the source of funding of political parties. The AAP leader also attacked Modi on the government's move to exempt political parties from income tax regulations while depositing demonetised currency notes in their bank accounts.

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Marseille To Make Mikel Highest Paid Player

Despite being the club's second-longest serving behind John Terry, Mikel has been deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. "He is in advanced discussions with Marseille", Rohr told Europe 1 . With Chelsea playing so well under Antonio Conte this season though, Mikel has found it very hard to break into the first team ahead of the likes of N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic, and it finally looks like the Nigerian global will be ending his decade long stay with the Blues in January.

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Record breaker Pranav Dhanawade involved in brawl with police

He was first player anywhere in the world to score 1,009 runs in a single innings. In January this year, the 15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade, playing for KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School, reached the very big score of 1009 in just 327 deliveries with a jaw-dropping strike rate of 308.56 in the game against Arya Gurukul in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament, organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association.

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Obama accuses media of treating Clinton unfairly

Obama added that after warning Putin, there was no further evidence of Russian tampering. "I mean, this is a pretty hierarchical operation last I checked, there's not a lot of debate and democratic deliberation, particularly when it comes to policies directed at the United States".

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Ready to Resume Evacuation From Aleppo — Red Cross

The feuding in Syria and at the United Nations underlined the complexity of the war in Syria, where coalitions of forces on the ground receive support from a range of opposing backers whose agendas often clash. The council is hosting them in camps to the north of the city. That came after around 500 people were allowed to leave on Sunday after several days of delays.

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China Says US 'Hyping Up' Underwater Drone, It Will Be Returned

Washington said the drone was collecting scientific data in the disputed South China Sea, and was one of two being recovered by a survey ship, when it was taken by a Chinese warship on Thursday. China says its looking for an appropriate way to return the vehicle, but accused Washington of hyping up the issue. "We hereby express regrets for that", the ministry said.

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Syrian rebels, govt say new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation

Pro-government sources and media accused the rebels of opening fire on a convoy of evacuees. "Iran and its sectarian proxies are using the humanitarian situation of our people in besieged Aleppo and preventing civilians from leaving until the evacuation of their groups in al-Foua and Kefyra", Munir al Sayal, the head of the political wing of the rebel group involved in the negotiations, told Reuters .

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Sunday Premier League wrap: Manchester City Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur Burnley Southampton Bournemouth

Two managerial heavyweights will collide this weekend when Manchester City host Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The Gunners were beaten 2-1 on Sunday, with Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling scoring in the second half after Theo Walcott netted early on.

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Donald Trump Is Poised to Win Electoral College

Some Democrats have argued that the Electoral College is undemocratic because it gives more weight to less populated states. Protesters finalized plans to converge Monday for rallies at all 50 statehouses. Those who demand direct popular election of the president should be advised that this is what we have - in 51jurisdictions (the states and the District).

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Southampton players set for welcome three-day break after Bournemouth game

Jay Rodriguez put the icing on the cake on Sunday with an 85th-minute wonder goal as Southampton came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium . Rodriguez hadn't scored in the Premier League since August but he ended that barren stretch with a second half double in the south coast derby at Dean Court.

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Chinese warship seizes 'sovereign' U.S. underwater drone In South China Sea

This glider is commercially available and they retail for about $150,000. The military official said the Chinese action was theft. But the incident is likely to fray the already tense relations between US and China. Two others ships visited in October, the first time since the two former foes normalized ties 21 years ago. The USNS Bowditch contained only small arms which were likely stored away on board, a defense official said.

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The Jinx's Robert Durst Blames Shocking Murder Confession on Meth

The Jinx's filmmaker Andrew Jarecki pressed Durst on the letter in multiple interviews. "I wanted them to see the whole thing", Durst said. You're caught! What the hell did you do? Durst was arrested March 14, 2015 at a New Orleans hotel, where he had been staying under a fake name.


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