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Belarusian leader calls for decisive response to Istanbul terror attack

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu was cited by a local news source saying that a total of 15 foreigners were among those killed in the club, which is frequented by a clientele that includes celebrities and soccer stars. The attacks have killed more than 180 people. Around 500 to 600 people were thought to have been inside when the gunman opened fire, broadcaster CNN Turk said.

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Maple Leafs top Red Wings in Centennial Classic

The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Sunday afternoon in the NHL Centennial Classic at Exhibition Stadium. Jonathan Ericsson (first of the season at 13:54) and Dylan Larkin (team-leading 11 at 18:14) scored to give Detroit hope before Mantha notched his second of the game and ninth of the season.

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Israeli right dismisses John Kerry's speech, waits for Donald Trump

Responding to Number 10's intervention, the USA state department said in a statement: "We are surprised by the UK Prime Minister's office statement given that Secretary Kerry's remarks - which covered the full range of threats to a two state solution , including terrorism, violence, incitement and settlements - were in line with the UK's own long-standing policy and its vote at the United Nations last week".

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Warm day, cool fundraiser: Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge

However long it has been happening, there are still enough people in northeast Wyoming willing to courageous the cold on New Year's Day to keep the tradition going. After she ran in and out of the water, she bundled up in a reflective emergency blanket to warm herself up. "You know he's committed and in love when he's gone through this", said Corcoran, who grew up in Vancouver.

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Lions look to reverse momentum and history against Packers

The Titans are coming off a devastating game in Jacksonville, where they lost to the lowly Jaguars, lost their franchise QB Marcus Mariota to a broken leg, and got knocked out of the playoffs. Last week , Vikings cornerbacks chose to pull a bit of a mutiny on their coaching staff and go away from the game plan created to defend against Nelson.

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Chilling Video Shows Gunman Opening Fire Outside Istanbul Nightclub

News reports said more than one assailant may have been involved in the attack and more than 500 people were inside the club at the time. "A terrorist with a long-range weapon. Nationals of several Middle Eastern countries were killed at the Reina night club when an unidentified gunman opened fire at partygoers just over an hour into 2017.

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Police cancel Amber Alert for Mercer County infant

They then cancelled the alert at 3:40 p.m. and said the child and suspect were located in Reading City and are in custody. Police say eight-month-old Ariella Downs was abducted from the 300 block of Canterbury Court in Sharpsville around noon, Saturday.

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Trump Pledges Change of Course on Israel, as Kerry Explains UN Vote

Last week's resolution declared that the establishment of settlements in territories Israel occupied during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and continues to control "has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under global law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-state solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace".

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George Michael's Boyfriend Says He Tried Killing Himself Numerous Times Before

Singer George Michael had attempted suicide many a time, claimed posts from a Twitter account - in the name of his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz - which was later deleted. Just a few hours before Fawaz's tweets, United Kingdom tabloid The Daily Star ran a front page story (the web version was updated after the tweets) reporting that police were going to question him about the death potentially being drug-related.

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Search continues on Lake Erie for missing plane, investigators recover a bag

Boats were launched this morning from each of the following departments: the Cleveland Division of Fire, the United States Coast Guard and Underwater Marine Contractors. Four of the boats are equipped with sonar that can track images underwater, and the boats will perform a grid based search near the last known location of the plane.

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Dozens killed, several wounded in Istanbul night club attack: Governor

Relatives react at the funeral of Ayhan Arik, a victim of an attack by a gunman at Reina nightclub , in Istanbul , Turkey , January 1, 2017 . The Foreign Office is attempting to find out whether any British nationals were injured in the attack at the club.

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Mulayam Singh Expels Son and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav for 6 years

Mulayam said Ramgopal, who had earlier been expelled and then taken back into the party, had started targeting him and that such activities "cannot be tolerated". Lalu telephoned Mulayam, who happens to be his relative too, to ensure that the fighting leaders should bury their hatchet in the larger interest of the party.

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Sean Spicer: Trump Not Worried About Breaking Media Precedents

Ryan, for example, said in a statement Thursday, "While today's action by the administration is overdue, it is an appropriate way to end eight years of failed policy with Russian Federation". "I think it freaks the mainstream media out that he has this following of over 45-plus million people that follow him on social media, that he can have a direct conversation".

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NYC Prepares for Terror Attacks on New Years Eve

The official Times Square New York's event live stream will begin at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) and end at 12:15 a.m. ET (9:15 p.m. PT). Nicole Martin has more details. A billion people will watch worldwide, with a million people expected at the NYC event itself. Things have changed since 1907, huh? 288 are the Gift Of Wonder design composed by a faceted starburst inspiring our sense of wonder.

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Texans Vs. Titans Live Stream

A week ago, this showdown between the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans looked to be a winner-take-all matchup for the AFC South crown. "We're going to play the game to win the football game", Mularkey summed up. Texans running back Lamar Miller is also among those who have been ruled out of the game, which is largely meaningless for the Texans, since they're locked into the AFC's fourth playoff seed and will host a home game on wild card weekend.

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NYPD Getting Ready for New Year's Eve Celebration in Times Square

So we were confused to learn that this New Year's Eve, Times Square will feature dump trucks absolutely filled to the brim not with glitter, or balloons, but with sand. "And all of this will ensure that New York City has yet another safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve celebration, as we do every year". Coast Guard and police vessels will patrol the waterways surrounding Manhattan.

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Cologne police detain 100s of 'African' men over New Year

The men had gathered late Saturday at Cologne's main train station and in the Deutz district, across the Rhine river. A photo posted with the tweet shows men standing behind barriers. The crowded chaotic streets are believed to have made carrying out the crimes very easy for the perpetrators. He did not elaborate. About 100 people in all were arrested overnight, while authorities logged about 160 crimes that included nearly a dozen assaults or insults of a sexual nature, police said.

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39 people killed in terror attack in a club in Turkey

Leone was out celebrating at the club with three friends from home when a gunman dressed as Santa Clause opened fire killing 39 people and injuring 69. However Turkish officials have yet to give full details on the nationalities. On Dec. 10, a double bomb attack outside a soccer stadium near the Reina nightclub killed 45 people and wounded some 150 others.

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A Clemson-Alabama rematch is the game college football needs

Now No.1 Alabama (14-0) gets to defend its title against No.2 Clemson (13-1) in a rematch that has plenty more promise than most of the early National Football League playoff games will offer. The defense , also known as "Death Row", has brought an end to its opponents both at home and away more times than not, highlighted by a 44-6 victory against Stanford in Washington's first nationally televised game of the season and again weeks later in OR, where the Huskies dismantled the ...

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Turkey's president says nightclub attack sought to create chaos

The New Year's Eve attack came five months after Turkey was shaken by a failed military coup, in which more than 240 people were killed, many of them in Istanbul, as rogue soldiers commandeered tanks and fighter jets in a bid to seize power.

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Shoe thrown at Arvind Kejriwal during AAP rally in Rohtak

The shoe was caught by a security official accompanying Kejriwal who was standing near the dais. Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday visited Rohtak where he was expected to take a stock of the situation, two days after demonetisation ended. The shoe was hurled at the Aam Aadmi Party leader while he was addressing a gathering against demonetisation . "Maine kaha tha Modi ji Kayar hai". "I have again and again said that Modi is a coward", the AAP leader thundered amid the commotion.

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Iraq's resumed assault on IS in Mosul makes gains

US commanders have said in recent weeks that their military advisers will embed more extensively with Iraqi forces. Some of them were spotted on a rooftop behind the front lines on Thursday, advising Iraqi commanders and watching over the operations.

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Istanbul: Two Indians among those killed in nighclub attack, says Sushma Swaraj

Indian Ambassador is on way to Istanbul", Sushma said. Abis Rizvi was CEO of Rizvi Builders and had produced a number of films including the 2014 movie Roar: The Tigers of the Sundarbans. Indian Ambassador is on way to Istanbul. Our firm had felicitated Abis with the Newsmakers Achievers Award for the best builder in 2012. Some 600 people were thought to have been inside when the gunman shot dead a policeman and civilian at the door, forced his way in and then opened fire.

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Gunmen dressed as Santa kill 35 in Istanbul nightclub 'terror attack'

Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said at the scene on the shores of the Bosphorus that the attacker "targeted innocent people who had only come here to celebrate the New Year and have fun". It is believed that the gunman carried out the attack alone, and that he left the club wearing different clothing to that he had on when he entered.

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RIP Sutter Brown, Governor Jerry Brown's Famous Corgi

Sutter was a fixture at the Capitol and on the campaign trail where he softened the image of the cantankerous governor. The dog, inherited by the governor from his sister in 2010, went everywhere with Brown and often broke the ice between battling Democrats and Republicans.

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New UN chief aims to make 2017 'a year for peace'

That is: 'How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight'. Women, children and men are killed and injured, forced from their homes, dispossessed and destitute. Commenting on the Secretary Generals' message UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Residents Representative Una McCauley said "The topic of peace is especially relevant as Sri Lanka is uniquely placed to forge a path for long term and sustainable peace".

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Syria: Ceasefire survives after initial clashes

The damage in Wadi Barada and neighbouring Ain al-Fijeh has created severe water shortages in Damascus. Syrian army soldiers, supported by fighters from popular defense groups, have managed to liberate a village in the western province from the grip of Daesh terrorist group as a nationwide ceasefire brokered by Russian Federation and Turkey, which excludes the Takfiris, appears to be largely holding.

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60-days interest waiver on farm loans from co-op banks: Modi

Under a new scheme announced on Saturday, Modi said that home loans up to Rs 2 lakh, Rs 9 lakhs and Rs 12 lakhs will now be eligible for interest relief of 3 percent, 4 percent and 3 percent respectively. This amount will be directly transferred to farmers' bank accounts. Senior citizens will be offered an assured 8 percent interest rate on their bank deposits of up to 750,000 rupees, Modi said, with the tricolor national flag in the background.

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Authorities search for assailant behind Istanbul nightclub attack

One attacker was involved, the governor said, while CNN Turk reported he was dressed in a Santa Claus costume . The news received a strong global response, as world leaders, including those of Iran and Greece, condemned the attack. "The president expressed condolences for the innocent liveslost, directed his team to offer appropriate assistance to theTurkish authorities, as necessary, and keep him updated aswarranted".

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss not thinking about Premier League title yet

The Dutch midfielder made the assessment before tomorrow's showdown with Manchester City, when the title credentials of both sides will come under scrutiny. Stoke, meanwhile, will need to show more resilience at Stamford Bridge to prevent Chelsea bagging a 13th successive Premier League win to equal the record set by Arsenal in one season in 2001-02.

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Liverpool win to keep touch with Chelsea

At times some of Firmino's passes were misplaced, but this was true of the whole Liverpool team, something Klopp noted after the match was due to the intensity of the game with such quick play in compact spaces. "For this, we need to be concentrated, that's the biggest challenge in this game, to play at the highest concentration level in each second of the game".

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Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks: Terror plot uncovered just days before celebrations

The German city of Cologne's police chief also said security there will also be stepped up ahead of New Year celebrations in response to last week's truck attack in Berlin. Fireworks explode off Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand. Organisers will also pay tribute to the late David Bowie, Gene Wilder and Prince with the New Year 2017 fireworks display.

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Burundian minister killed in capital

The president tweeted the news of his appointee's death on Sunday morning assuring that the crime was not going to go unpunished. Burundi has faced widespread worldwide criticism over the deadly political turmoil that followed Nkurunziza's pursuit of a third term past year, which many in the country called unconstitutional.

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Trump Reportedly Wants Netanyahu to Attend His Inauguration

At the same time, they were also accused of charging the government for the services of a contractor who did private work for them. "And Netanyahu is talking about possibly going to the inauguration". Commenting on Kerry's speech , Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon said the Obama Administration "acted against Israel at the U.N., and any claim to the contrary is a distortion of reality".

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9 spectacular pictures of New Year's Eve celebrations around the world

As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a tired adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. The fireworks will also include a "Willy Wonka moment" in tribute to the late actor Gene Wilder's most famous role, fireworks co-producer Catherine Flanagan said.


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