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Ankara Shooting: US Embassy Attacked Hours After Russian Diplomat Andrey Karlov's Assassination

The attacker was smartly dressed in black suit and tie, and standing behind the ambassador as he made a speech at the art exhibition , a person at the scene told Reuters . In Moscow Tuesday night, the Russian and Turkish foreign ministers paid tribute to Karlov. "I condemn in the strongest terms this heinous act of terror", Gulen said in a statement .

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Donnarumma save wins Super Cup for Milan

The post Kwadwo Asamoah benched as Milan pip Juve on penalty shootout for the Italian Super Cup appeared first on Football Ghana. It was the first trophy for Milan since 2011. In October, they won 1-0 in the San Siro. "We should have realised that we could have killed off the game in those blistering opening 25 minutes because it was an even contest after that".

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Christmas travellers warned to prepare for Storm Barbara disruption

And Santa will have a rocky ride over Ireland as gale force winds are expected to batter Ireland on Christmas Eve . Lightning is also likely to hit the Western Isles over the weekend and upland areas of the western and central Highlands could see snowfall of up to 10cm.

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Two weather warnings issued for this weekend

A clearance to blustery showers follows from W in the afternoon. On Christmas Day, Gail will have lingered with us overnight and remain with us for Christmas dinner and dessert. However, rain is forecast to become widespread and heavier during the evening and early night. Today, we have some respite before the worst comes with sunny spells and scattered showers.

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Berlin Christmas Market Attack Suspect Killed in Shootout With Italian Police

German police have issued a Europe-wide wanted notice for 24-year-old Amri, offering a €100,000 (£84,000, $104,000) reward for information leading to his arrest. "Twelve people who were still among us yesterday, who were looking forward to Christmas, who had plans for the holidays, aren't among us anymore", she said in an emotional, nationally televised statement before heading to the scene of the attack in downtown Berlin .

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Berlin attack: Christmas markets in England react

But how was he able to get as far as Italy before being stopped? Minniti gave very few details of the operation which took place on the outskirts of the northern city of Milan, saying investigations were still in progress. Anis Amri piqued the interest of US officials after it was discovered he had researched the construction of explosive devices and communicated with ISIS leaders on at least one occasion via the group's Telegram Messenger, officials told The New York Times .

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Police foil possible Christmas terror plot

Paul's Cathedral. The other two people arrested, a 20-year-old woman and 26-year-old man from Meadow Heights, have been released without charge. All five men were Australian, in their 20s, four of them were of Lebanese background but born in Australia, while another was of Egyptian origin.

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Evacuation of civilians from east Aleppo resumes after hold-up

Russian Federation said Wednesday it is too early to draw conclusions about the shooter responsible for the assassination of the country's ambassador to Turkey. Putin stopped short of that, saying only, "We need to know who guided the hand of the murderer". The evacuation process, however, was temporarily suspended on Friday after pro-regime foreign terrorist groups attacked a civilian convoy on its way out of the city, leaving a number of evacuees dead.

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Last group to be evacuated from Syria's Aleppo within hours

It is assumed to be the last convoy set to leave Aleppo before the Syrian government declares full control over the city. "The bad weather, including heavy snow and wind, and the poor state of vehicles. Repeated attempts at peace have failed, but United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura has said he hoped to convene fresh talks in Geneva in February.

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Over 170 Aleppo civilians treated at Turkey hospitals

Footage shows a convoy of rebel fighters leaving east Aleppo after a weeklong evacuation. The Britain-based Observatory said an estimated 500 people were bussed out of Fuaa and Kafraya early today. "God, Syria, Bashar are all we need", "Hey, hey, hey, Aleppo ", "With our soul, our blood, we sacrifice ourselves for Syria!", some chanted. Assad paid tribute to his Russian and Iranian allies as Aleppo fell back into his control, claiming it represented another "basic step on the road to ...

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Syrian Government Recaptures All of Aleppo from Rebels, State TV Reports

Assad's regime reclaimed much of the rebel-held territory amid worldwide calls for a cease-fire to prevent Syria's escalating humanitarian crisis. "We sent in a battalion of military police yesterday evening to maintain order in the liberated territories", Mr Shoigu said.

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Former Mafia Leader Caught Outside Montreal

Marshal Service. He was detained overnight at the Rivière des Prairies Detention Centre and is scheduled to have a detention review there before a member of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board. Boone - the leader of an organized crime gang known as the "Cornbread mafia" that operated out of Kentucky in the late 80s - was arrested after Canadian cops received a tip regarding his whereabouts.

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Hezbollah Is Using US-Made Military Vehicles in Syria, Israel Says

The officer noted that Hezbollah has "strengthened its grip on the main national institutions in Lebanon", including the nation's military, in recent years, and believed that the Iran-backed terror organization had made "a deal" with the Lebanese Armed Forces to acquire the materiel.

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Libyan Flight Hijacked, Plane Diverted To Malta With 118 On Board

All passengers and seven crew on board have been released. Passengers depart the hijacked plane. Maltese troops survey the plane on the runway. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted that women and children were being freed. Malta is a European island nation about 220 miles north of the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Two people suspected of hijacking a Libyan passenger plane and forcing the pilot to land in Malta have surrendered to authorities.

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Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba Expected to Be Walloped by Christmas Storm

Highs are expected to be well into the 40s with a few locations even breaking 50 degrees along the coastal plain. There is a chance of rain after 1 p.m. The rest of Saturday will feature rather cloudy skies and highs in the low and mid 40s. In some areas the storm may start as snow, changeover to rain and sleet Sunday evening and then turn back into snow later.

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Berlin Truck Attack Suspect Killed in Shootout With Milan Police

Interior minister Marco Minniti told a news conference in Rome that Amri had been fatally shot after firing at police who had stopped his auto for a routine identity check around 3am (02:00 GMT). Hours after Italian police confirmed Amri's death, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German government will urgently review its laws and policies and make any necessary changes.

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Germany after the market attack: 'free, together, and open'

Berlin police have said the incident was "probably a terror attack", though they have not confirmed it yet. Marco Minniti said after the shootout all the necessary checks were conducted and that "the person killed, without a shadow of a doubt, is Anis Amri , the suspect of the terrorist attack".

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Last of the wounded leave eastern Aleppo, Red Cross says

More than 34,000 people have already left Aleppo as part of the evacuation, the Red Cross said, after evacuations started eight days ago following a ceasefire deal brokered by Russian Federation and Turkey. The evacuation resumed on Wednesday after it was put on hold for more than 24 hours because of disagreements between both sides of the conflict. Foreign Minister Murray McCully said the money would go to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has been helping evacuate ...

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Aleppo battle: Syrian city 'back under government control'

Russian Federation says its talks would "complement" rather than compete with the UN. The UN also continue to warn that thousands of people remain in eastern Aleppo in worsening winter conditions, despite the Syrian Army's proclamations. Convoys of buses from eastern Aleppo reached rebel-held areas of countryside to the west of the city in cold winter weather, according to a United Nations official and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group.

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Indians sign slugger Encarnacion to three-year deal

Cleveland just addressed it, as they added Edwin Encarnacion to their ball club. That power potential will help maintain an offense that finished second in the American League in runs in 2016, despite being just 10th in home runs. What happens when a team that played into extra innings in the seventh game of the World Series gets better? He's still a mostly terrible fielder-Encarnacion has produced a positive defensive rating just once in his career-but getting him to border on passable ...

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Dozens arrested in raids in Hamilton and the GTA

The robberies are also connected to the theft of 18 vehicles in Toronto, Guelph, Halton and Peel between May and July. So far, police say they have arrested 16 male suspects and identified three others who are being sought in connection with the robberies.

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Snow storm expected to hit southern Manitoba on Christmas Day, Boxing Day

Hopefully Santa brings you a shovel for Christmas. In a special weather statement issued Thursday, Environment Canada said 15 to 30 centimetres of snow is possible, with even higher amounts along the Canada-U.S. The weather agency says a fairly moist disturbance from southern California will quickly make its way to Southern Ontario come Friday night and into early Saturday , with a few hours of snow expected to all but guarantee a white Christmas.

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A Month Before Inauguration And Trump Is Already Tweeting About Nukes

First, Trump isn't the president until January 20, and the USA has engaged in the START Treaty with Russian Federation, in which both countries have agreed to reduce nuclear stockpiles, according to Politico , which also reported that the US and Russian Federation collectively have more than 90 percent of the world's nukes.

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Donald Trump vows to 'greatly strengthen nuclear capability'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently commented on the need to modernize nuclear weapons while at a base in North Dakota. "We will never spend resources on an arms race that we can't afford". "Except for you and me". Trump's blunt comments could also signal a major shift from the arms policy pushed by President Obama, who in May personally visited Hiroshima, where the USA dropped the first atomic bomb in World War II.

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Israeli tourist injured, wife missing in Berlin terror attack

The market has now reopened and police are searching for a Tunisian suspect, named as Anis Amri. Police in London said they are reviewing security plans as a precaution. Lives for some time in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg, before moving north to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia where he claims asylum. Angela Merkel was among hundreds of mourners who packed the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church for a service next to the destroyed market on Tuesday evening and hundreds of people ...

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Italian government approves decree to rescue Monte dei Paschi

MPS is saddled with around €40bn of bad loans on its books and was judged to be the weakest bank in Europe earlier this year by the European Central Bank (ECB). "So, my perception is that the government backstop will be welcomed by financial markets and it will be a plus for the economy as well". It is still unclear what will be the state's shareholding in MPS after the bailout.

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Northern Ireland woman killed in two-car collision in Donegal

A 25-year-old woman died when the auto she was driving was in a collision with another vehicle in Co Donegal. "The weather conditions last night were bad and they are bad again today and we would appeal to people to take extra care", he said.

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Domicile certificates to WPR's: PDP doing U-turns, says Hakim Yasin

The government has affirmed that issuing identity certificates will not change the status of the refugees. The announcement of Rs 2000 crore rehabilitation package by Centre for West Pakistani refugees in Jammu and Kashmir has given birth to a new controversy.

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Chibok Girls No new girls released - Presidency

Two of the escaped Chibok school girls now on scholarship in the United States, last Saturday, December 17, visited the White House. Gen. Sani Usman, however, said on Thursday that no new rescue of the Chibok girls was recorded, adding that the girls sighted were heading home for the Yuletide.

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Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov dies after being shot in Ankara

The latest detentions were in the western Turkish city of Izmir, bringing to 13 the number being questioned. Karlov was shot and killed on Monday by a former Ankara riot police officer who reportedly shouted "Don't forget Syria!" Since a failed coup in July, President Erdogan has been purging the police of supporters of an exiled cleric and former ally, Fethullah Gulen, whom he characterises as the chief terrorist threat to Turkey.

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Berlin Police Search For New Suspect In Christmas Market Attack

Officials suggested that a perpetrator or perpetrators might be on the run . Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller said security had been increased, with extra police and barriers in place at markets to prevent copycat attacks. Look back at RNZ's live online coverage here. As the shellshocked German capital reeled from the country's deadliest attack of recent years, doubts emerged over whether the man detained overnight actually committed the atrocity.

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Trump Doubles Down On Nuclear Tweet: 'Let It Be An Arms Race'

Trump's words are in sharp contrast to what President Obama hoped to be his own legacy - lowering the number of nuclear weapons in the world. "We're not going to sit back as a country, and allow other countries to expand their nuclear capabilities with the United States just sitting idly by".

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Berlin Attack Suspect Shot Dead In Milan After Shooting Policeman

The Italian interior minister said the man killed in Milan is "without a shadow of doubt" the Berlin market attacker. Amri was fatally shot after firing at police who had stopped his auto for a routine identity check around 3am local time (2am GMT), minister Marco Minniti told a press conference in Rome .

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Sushma Swaraj seeks report from envoy over NRI couple's kid

Sharma, who acquired Norwegian citizenship and has been in Norway for 26 years, has already hired a lawyer for the court hearing which began at noon. Officials said that Indian diplomats in Oslo had spoken to the boy's father, Anil Kumar Sharma, and offered support.

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Trump vows to 'outlast' rivals in nuclear arms race

The move could cost the US billions and have implications for decades to come. Referring to a pledge from Mr Trump to strengthen America's nuclear forces, Mr Putin said he saw "nothing unusual" in it. "He has also emphasised the need to improve and modernise our deterrent capability as a vital way to pursue peace through strength". It also continues Trump's apparent rejection of four decades of USA policy advocating for the reduction of the emphasis on nuclear weapons as a part of ...


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