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Berlin's Christmas market reopens amid manhunt

On Monday Lutz Bachmann, head of the anti-refugee PEGIDA, tweeted that he had a police source who told him the driver was from the North African nation - even while an innocent Pakistani man was being questioned by cops. In prison he was treated as unsafe but showed no signs of radicalization, Italian media report. His deportation, however, got caught up in red tape with Tunisia, which had denied he was a citizen for several months.

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Airbus Seals Deal With Iran for Sale of Jets

I am gratified that this new round of cooperation with Airbus has come to fruition and brought us closer with more practical steps to follow for Iran Air's fleet renewal. Airbus is the world's Number 2 jet maker behind Boeing , a US-based multinational plane manufacturer. "We hope this success signals to the world that the commercial goals of Iran and its counterparts are better achieved with worldwide cooperation and collaboration", said Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO.

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To become first state to give body cams to all state trooper

Officials say the body cameras come at time when encounters with the public are happening out of the line of sight from police trooper vehicle cameras. The Louisiana State Police announcement concludes the agency's almost year-long search, which began in January. Edmonson told reporters Wednesday that roughly 700 state troopers will wear two cameras each while on duty.

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Travel delays at LAX over unattended bags

She said the airport doesn't know yet exactly how many passengers are expected to be impacted, but encouraged travelers to contact their airlines about possible delays. The slowest days for travel are expected to be Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day as only about 194,000 to 198,000 people will pass through the airport.

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Trump sent wind farm complaints to Scottish first minister

He repeatedly urges Salmond to block Swedish energy giant Vattenfall's plan to build a 92.4MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Aberdeenshire, where Trump's golf resort is located. Mr Trump's opposition to the Vattenfall offshore wind farm has always been known. He goes on to compare the visual of wind turbines to "looking through the bars of a prison" for Scottish citizens, adding that tourists won't visit anymore for the same reason.

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Body found in search for missing former NRL player Chad Robinson

Police said they were yet to make a formal identification but believe it is that of the 36-year-old, who disappeared from his Kellyville home in November. Police say initial inquiries suggest there are no apparent suspicious circumstances. Rooster: Chad Robinson in 2004. Electricity workers discovered the vehicle near the intersection of Marieba and Porters roads in Kenthurst, north of Sydney, at about 12.30pm on Thursday.

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Vladimir Putin's Russia 'STRONGER' than the US and NATO

Donald Trump Jr. said in 2008: "Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets". I think that Americans need as much information as possible. Wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with people, wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along, as an example, with Russian Federation? Just two years ago, however, Trump said he was very aware of Russia's hacking, calling it out - along with China - as a "big problem".

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Chillai Kalan begins in Kashmir

The weather usually remains extremely cold during this period with the mercury remaining several degrees below freezing point, which often leads to freezing of water supply lines as well as water bodies, including the famous Dal Lake. Leh witnessed the most severe cold wave, as minimum temperatures hovered around minus 17 degree Celsius. The mercury at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, in north Kashmir, settled at a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius - half a degree up from yesterday's low of ...

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UN General Assembly to vote on preparing cases of Syria war crimes

This comes after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution drafted by Lichtenstein and co-sponsored by countries such as the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are known for aiding militants in their bid to topple the Syrian government.

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Lorry attack suspect under investigation in Germany for several months

Suspected terrorist Anis Amri was a known criminal and potential terrorist to several Western intelligence agencies before plowing a stolen truck into a Berlin Christmas market Monday. Relatives have said Di Lorenzo was shopping for presents to bring for Christmas at her home town of Sulmona, in Italy's Apennine Mountains. The truck ran into the market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the Charlottenburg neighbourhood of Berlin , at about 8 p.m.

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Trump says Berlin, Ankara attacks vindicate his stance on Muslims

And yet, while addressing a gaggle of reporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida in a rare moment of press availability, Trump was asked about his statement, and seemed unsure about the question. officials say they had seen no evidence that the militant group had directed the attack. However US-born citizens, rather than immigrants, were involved in some of the main attacks in the United States in recent years, including the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub in June.

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At least 140 buildings on fire in wind-swept blaze in Japan

According to the city, around 60 residents evacuated to a civic hall and pupils from the area close to the fire were remaining at their elementary school. A total of 17 fire trucks have been deployed in the area. Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshu on the coast of the Sea of Japan.

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Crackdown as 61 killed by drinking deadly bath lotion

The Irkutsk region's health ministry told Reuters on Wednesday that 36 people remained in the hospital in connection with surrogate alcohol. In an order published on the Kremlin website, Putin also raised the possibility of changing excise duty tariffs on legitimate alcohol "with the aim of reducing demand for fake alcohol".

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Bombs in Iraq's Mosul kill 23

The troops are facing grueling fighting inside Mosul from the extremist militants, who are carrying out brutal counter attacks in small groups moving quickly throughout the districts, and using suicide vehicle bombs, as well as mortars and snipers, in addition to using the population of the city as human shields.

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Based cleric Gulen 'shocked' by Russian envoy's killing

During the horrifying attack, in which Mr Karlov was sacked at eight times, Altintas yelled: "We die in Aleppo, you die here". ANKARA, TURKEY-The Turkish policeman who assassinated Russia's ambassador was unlikely to have acted alone, a senior Turkish government official said Tuesday, as investigators from both countries hunted for clues as to who might have been behind the killing.

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl preview with Brian Roth

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will see local team Idaho face off against Colorado State in Boise at Albertsons Stadium. It was November 1, 2014. The junior does have 70 catches (35.5 percent of the Rams' total), 45 coming since Stevens has been the starter again, and he has a streak of seven straight games of scoring a touchdown, nine in all in that span.

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Bahamas Link For Trump'S State Pick

The article also refers to the Bahamas as a "tax haven". Mr Tillerson's involvement with the Bahamas-based company is legal, but it has not been reported before and raises further doubts over his relationship with Russian Federation. Tillerson was awarded "Order of Friendship" in 2013, an award Putin bestowed upon him for his contributions to Russian Federation. The oil chief is firm friends with Igor Sechin, the head of Russian oil company Rosneft, who is ex-KGB and the second in command ...

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The cat's out of the bag: swift deportation for Canadian cat smuggler

Officials condemned the hapless bid to circumvent strict biosecurity laws after the woman arrived Wednesday on a 15-hour flight from Vancouver and declared only that she had dirty boots. As anyone who has watched Border Control knows, New Zealand and Australia have an airport baggage checking system like no other. Check your cat or dog is coming from an approved country.

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Hackers 'could hijack in-flight entertainment system'

From there, the report says hackers could possibly control the binary system running there and steal the passenger's credit card information. I don't believe these systems can resist solid attacks from skilled malicious actors. On Twitter, just after Panasonic responded to the research, Santamarta said: "No, you're not bringing down a plane by hacking the f**king IFE". "A year ago a prominent hacker claimed he made a plane "climb" and move "sideways" after infiltrating its in-flight ...

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9 people charged after toddler is found locked in box

Police told Fox 2 Detroit News that the box was also full of dead bugs . The remaining adults were arrested for failure to report a crime after telling police officials they were aware that the child was being kept inside the box. "I'm just mentally wore out", he said. Jackson has been trying to get custody of his granddaughter, as well as her seven-year-old brother, since her mother's passing.

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German police in search for new suspect in deadly Christmas market attack

Police officers, firefighters and rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack on July 15, 2016, after a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice. German police have one suspect in custody, but it is unclear whether he was the truck driver. Local broadcaster rbb cited security sources as saying the arrested truck driver came to Germany via Passau, a city on the Austrian border, on December 31, 2015.

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Last 3000 await final buses out of Aleppo

The deal stipulated that 4,000 people in total would be evacuated from those two towns, which are under siege by rebel forces, Al-Jazeera reported , quoting an anonymous source in Aleppo . From there, most have headed for territory to the west of the city still under the control of Syrian rebels. The retreat from Aleppo - which had been divided into a rebel-held east and government-controlled west since 2012 - marks the biggest victory for president Bashar Al Assad's forces in almost six ...

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Netanyahu urges United States to veto 'anti-Israel' UNSC resolution on settlements

The tweet gave no indication whether Israel had been informed of how Washington planned to vote. A resolution needs nine votes in favour of it and no vetoes from permanent members United States, France, Britain, Russia and China for it to be adopted.

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PM Modi is as Pure as Ganga: BJP

BJP dismissed Rahul Gandhi remark as "a damp squib" Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said the Rahul family scion had become 'desperate and totally frustrated and was thus raising such a hue and cry. "There is no expectation from Rahul Gandhi, who has demonstrated himself as the biggest partner of corruption during the 10-year rule of the UPA.Why he did not utter a single word when crores of rupees were being looted during Congress rule?" With the crucial assembly polls in Uttar ...

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Evacuations resume from Aleppo, following Syrian deal

On Sunday, some of the buses sent to al-Foua and Kefraya to carry evacuees out were attacked and torched by armed men, who shouted "God is greatest" and brandished their weapons in front of the burning vehicles, according to a video posted online.

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Police confirm dead Polish passenger in 'Berlin attack' truck

An asylum seeker from Pakistan was initially arrested by police on suspicion of being the perpetrator but was later released. Germany's respected Die Welt newspaper reported that a suspect was arrested with the help of a witness who followed the man after he fled the scene on foot.

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Turkey frees relatives of Russian envoy's killer

Statements released by Russian and Turkish officials in the aftermath of Ambassador Andrei Karlov's death suggested the countries were determined not to let the incident derail their renewed friendship, while Erdogan and Putin said that the assassination has only strengthened their resolve to jointly fight terrorism.

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Deaths, dozens hurt in Mexico fireworks market blast

Alejandro Gomez, the state attorney general, told local television on Wednesday morning the explosions also injured 70 people. The fireworks stands ignited like a string of firecrackers, wiping out the entire market. "This is part of the activity of our town". Tultepec is seen by many Mexicans as "the country's capital of pyrotechnics", the Washington Post reported , with thousands of people attending the biggest festival in March - which consists of a firework display and bulls ...

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Arrest Warrant Out for Choi Soon-sil's Daughter

The court confirmed it will hear allegations that Park colluded with longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil to extort money and favors from major South Korean companies and allowed Choi to interfere with government affairs from the shadows. But when Chung applied to Ewha Womans' University in 2014 she was admitted at the expense of other candidates with better qualifications and given a flawless attendance record despite missing some classes.

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Berlin Attack

Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere underlined that Christmas markets in Berlin and across Germany will remain open in the coming days. "These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the Earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners", he said.

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Kamin recalls Electoral College vote as most important of his life

Specifically, the 538 members of the Electoral College are allocated based on how many representatives each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives plus one for each senator. So, two of the five 21st-century elections (2000 and 2016) are the only clear and pertinent instances, since the emergence of the party system in 1828, of the victor of the popular vote losing the presidency.

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Bayern Munich give Leipzig cold shower in Bundesliga, goes three clear

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed a "perfect" opening 30 minutes in which Thiago Alcantara and Xabi Alonso scored early goals before Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg was shown a red card for a unsafe tackle. A loose pass from Naby Keita under pressure from Arturo Vidal gifted possession to Lewandowski, who combined with Thiago to slip the ball through for an overlapping Xabi Alonso .

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Trumping the US Electoral College

Just ask your neighborhood Paisley, who had a top-10 name among newborns in seven states past year, all of which elected Donald Trump this fall. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) - have proposed eliminating the Electoral College entirely and rely on the popular vote to select a president.

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Saif and Kareena's Taimur: How Kapoor khandaan welcomed the Prince of Pataudi

Kareena , daughter of veteran actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, delivered the baby on Tuesday morning at the Breach Candy Hospital here. Well, for one year and so, Karishma has been linked with the with businessman Sandeep Toshniwal, and love birds have been spotted at numbers of places.

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German police launch Europe-wide manhunt for Christmas market attacker

Amri reportedly researched how to build explosive devices online, communicated with IS at least once, and was on a USA no-fly list, "The New York Times " reported late on Wednesday , citing an unnamed United States official. He received a Yemeni passport on Wednesday, the same day police across Europe began searching for him. "We are investigating whether it was a terror attack but do not yet know what was behind it", a police spokesman stated.


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