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Israeli Investigators Question Netanyahu Over Graft Suspicions

A campaign is underway by Erel Margalit, an opposition lawmaker of the Zionist Union party, for Mr Netanyahu to be formally investigated over suspicions of prominent donors improperly transferring money for Mr Netanyahu's personal use, as well as reports that Mr Netanyahu's personal attorney represented a German firm involved in a 1.5 billion USA dollar ($2.1 billion NZD) sale of submarines to Israel.

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Melanie C, Victoria Beckham perform '2 Become 1' on New Year's Eve

The British singer also shared a solo shot on stage, writing, "Happy New Year y'all!" Chisholm recently revealed she is relieved she won't be part of the reunion, but insists she'll keep in touch with her old bandmates. The much-awaited Spice Girls reunion had a preview in Maldives during the New Year celebrations... well, at least for two of the them. "You know Victoria is busy with her great fashion line and Mel C is doing her own album, so they gracefully said, 'You three go ahead ...

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Fewer than 200 civilians killed by coalition strikes, USA says

That report found that strikes from March 31 to October 22 killed at least 54 civilians. "Although we are unable to fully investigate all reports of possible civilian casualties using traditional investigative methods, such as interviewing witnesses and examining the site, the Coalition interviews pilots, reviews strike video when available, and analyzes information provided by government agencies, non-governmental organizations, partner forces and traditional and social media", the ...

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Philadelphia police investigating videos of officer fighting

According to a statement from police, the officer asked the teen to back away from the scene, but the girl refused, slapping the officer's hand away. The camera then turns away from the officer and the girl, only to return to focus on the officer throwing the girl to the ground and straddle her.

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Driver of third vehicle sought after Gardiner crash

Six people were sent to hospital, including a man in his 20's in life-threatening condition. Two other patients, whose age and gender weren't released by paramedics, were taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries. It appears that three vehicles were involved in the collision, and one may have been torn in half. The driver of the third vehicle left the scene of the crash, and police are still trying to track down the auto and the driver.

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Israeli police investigate PM Netanyahu over corruption allegations

Mr Netanyahu, who served his first term as Israel's PM from 1996, has denied the reports which he said were "baseless" and told the media and his political rivals to "stop with the celebrations". "As a matter of principle, the prime minister should be like everyone else, there should be no difference", she said. Netanyahu's wife Sara was questioned by the same unit for nine hours in December 2016 on the subject of misused state funds.

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Reaction to Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve meltdown

Carey's spokeswoman Nicole Perna was quoted by Billboard magazine on Sunday saying that producers 'set her up to fail'. "Dick Clark Productions should have made every effort to create a more professional and less chaotic atmosphere for an artist of Mariah's stature", Carey's manager says.

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Akhilesh Yadav meets Mulayam, faction leaders deny patch-up possibility

And now it seem the father-son are fighting over a cycle? Mulayam Singh Yadav was also reported to have taken a chartered flight to Delhi post the call. Chandra Pal who has been a Mulayam's protégé so far made a decision to side with his son as has been the case with several other senior leaders of the SP.

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L/Cp Scott Hetherington: MoD names Iraq death soldier

Look after nan for us until we meet again. Lance Corporal Lynch described him as "a top bloke". 'He was such a big character. "My heart goes out to the family", he said. Details of the circumstances have not yet been released, but it was not in combat. He served as a vehicle commander with the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

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New garden villages to deliver thousands of houses

The Government also announced its support for three garden towns at Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, Taunton in Somerset and Harlow and Gilston on the Essex and Hertfordshire border - and a further £1.4million to speed up their development. Plans for new garden towns and villages have been given the go-ahead in a move that will lead to tens of thousands of homes being built. He said: "Locally-led garden towns and villages have enormous potential to deliver the homes that communities need".

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ANC calls for confiscation of passports after mayor Msimanga trip

Dirco spokesperson Clayson Monyela says in a statement Taiwan is not recognized as a sovereign state by South Africa. This cuts across all three spheres of government in South Africa - national, provincial and local and through various alliances and bilateral bodies and agreements, engagements are aligned to further South Africa's policy and national interests.

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Row over 'affordable' starter homes that will cost up to £450000

He said: "Ministers launched them in 2014 but will only start to build the first in 2017, promised they'd be affordable for young people when they'll cost up to £450,000, and pledged to build 200,000 by 2020 but no-one now believes that's possible".

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Valencia confirm meeting with Chelsea midfielder Obi Mikel over possible January move

Valencia's sporting director Garcia Pitarch confirmed that he had flown to London to meet with Mikel and try and convince him to join Valencia. "It is not true that Mikel is joining Valencia on a four-year deal", Shittu told website AllNigeriaSoccer .

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Russian warships dock at Manila South Harbor

A spokesman for the Philippine Navy told reporters this is the first official interaction with the Russian navy, an arch rival of its former colonial master and closest ally in the region, the United States. Duterte has lashed out at outgoing President Barack Obama and his administration for criticizing Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs which is feared to have left more than 6,000 suspected drug users and dealers.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Address 'Parivartan Rally 'in Lucknow

I want that we go to villages to all those carrying mobile phone and ask them to download the app and remember Bhim everywhere. Earlier, people from every nook and corner of the state including Awadh, Kanpur and Brij regions arrived in Lucknow for Modi's rally despite the winter chill.

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Duchess of Cambridge given Royal Photographic Society honorary membership

The 34-year-old went on to famously broke royal tradition when she published her own official photographs of children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The duchess isn't the first member of the British royal family to be involved with The Royal Photographic Society. His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip and Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden, brought their son His Royal Highness Prince Alexander on a private vacation to South Africa.

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Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf becomes bestseller in Germany

A sixth print run is scheduled for this month. The Munich-based publishing house Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) had made a decision to place the anti-Jewish screed back on the market after its 70-year copywrite expired on January 1, 2016, allowing it to be published in the country for the first time since the late 1940s.

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Istanbul terror attack: Iakhe Mashrapov identified as suspect

A 28-year old Kyrgyz national is suspected of the New Year eve's terrorist attack at Reina night club in Istanbul , EFE news agency reported on January 3. Mashrapov allegedly also fought for the jihadists in Syria. A witness told Turkish newspaper Hurriyet that the gunman had used flash grenades to disorientate victims before picking them off calmly with several magazines of ammunition.

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Schumer Targets Eight of Trump's Cabinet Nominees

That means that the Democratic minority has been stripped of its last-ditch defense - preventing a vote on Trump's nominees - which makes Schumer's vows of resistance ring hollow. Don Stewart, McConnell's deputy chief of staff, stated that the two parties "worked together and expeditiously to carefully consider his nominees", and mentioned that all of Obama's picks were confirmed within two weeks of his inauguration in 2009.

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Lea Michele gets naked to welcome 2017

With a stunning backdrop of foliage, Lea covered her derrière with an animated tree branch. Showing off her incredible figure, the star commented: "I'm not flawless but I love myself, flaws and all". The Glee star completely stripped down for a sexy snap that she shared with her followers on Instagram. "2016 was a great year full of many new adventures!" "Right now, I feel physically in my best shape and emotionally in my best place", Michele said (via The Huffington Post ).

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Senate Moves To Denounce UN For Anti-Israel Resolution

First, there was the U.S.'s recent decision to forego vetoing a United Nations resolution that disclaims Israel's rights to the territory it won in the 1967 war, including Judaism's holiest site. "The good news is we have a new president coming, Donald J. Trump, who is determined to be on the right side of history and of God on this issue", Jeffress said.

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Americans Aren't Very Confident Trump Can Handle Presidency

With roughly just three weeks remaining before he is slated to be installed as the nation's 45 president, researchers also found just 46 percent of a pool of 1,028 adult citizens are confident in Trump's ability to handle an worldwide crisis, with that number ticking up to just 47 percent on the issue of if he is equipped to make sound decisions concerning the use of the military.

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Cuomo to propose free tuition at SUNY

The Cuomo administration reportedly estimates that the Excelsior Scholarship would cost the state $163 million by the time its three-year rollout comes to fruition in 2019. It was unclear how the program would be financed, but the administration has said the state already provides nearly $1 billion in support through its tuition assistance program .

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Julian Assange: Obama administration trying to delegitimise Trump presidency

In the video clip of the interview, Hannity asked if Mr Assange could assure the public that these emails did not come from "Russia or anyone associated with Russia". What was missing from all of those statements? The interview airs at 10 p.m. Tuesday (tonight) on " Hannity " on Fox News Channel. "It's very unusual", he said.

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Britain`s ambassador to European Union quits

Sir Ivan Rogers has announced he will step down 8 months earlier than planned. Barely 72 hours ago, in her 2017 New Year's message, Prime Minister Theresa May reassured United Kingdom voters that she would seek a Brexit that satisfied both Leave and Remain voters - a goal that seemed ambitious then, and in even further doubt now.

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Badgers win Cotton Bowl

Otherwise, it will be up to the running back duo of Kamryn Pettaway, who gained 1,123 yards in just nine games, and Kerryon Johnson (881 yards, 11 touchdowns). Western Michigan's turnover was rare for both team and quarterback. It's been a long up and down season for the Tigers, punctuated by injuries to its leading offensive players.

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Christmas Tree Recycling at Raymore Rec Park

Do you still have your Christmas tree? "In ponds where we've sunk Christmas trees, we've seen increased growth in smaller fish", said Olive. You can drop your tree off on Ron Parker Park and they'll be recycled into mulch to beautify county parks.

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5.7-magnitude quake hits northeast India

The seven northeastern Indian states - Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur - are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world. Panic-stricken people ran out of homes, offices, and buildings in the region. Besides, the quake was also felt in neighbouring nations-Bangladesh, Northern Myanmar and Bhutan.

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37 killed in wave of bomb attacks targeting crowded areas in Baghdad

Monday's blast in Sadr City hit a square where day laborers typically gather. "We strongly condemn this atrocious terrorist attack at a time when Iraq has made significant strides in the fight against Daesh terrorism", the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Clemson finally looked elite in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State

We're getting a repeat of our championship game , something that hasn't happened in the BCS era or the CFP, which is only in its third year. You'll hear a ton about Saban's Alabama dynasty, how the Crimson Tide are going after their fifth title in eight years.

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Loss to Patriots exposes several playoff concerns for Dolphins

Here he is taunting the Dolphins before the game started... Sam Bradford was 25 of 33 passing for 250 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, and Kyle Rudolph had 11 catches for 117 yards and a score as Minnesota beat Chicago. After Miami mounted consecutive 75-yard touchdown drives to make it 20-14, Edelman caught a short pass from Brady, benefited from a crushing downfield block by Michael Floyd and broke free to score on the longest reception of his career.

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BJP's Kolkata headquarters attacked by TMC student wing after Sudip Bandyopadhyay's arrest

Local TV channels showed a bunch of TMC supporters pelting stones and trying to ransack the BJP's state unit in central Kolkata . A large police contingent has reached the spot. Rose Valley scam, which was also being investigated by the enforcement directorate, is seven times bigger than the similar, Rs 2,460-crore Saradha scam.

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Samajwadi Party may go to Mulayam, but Akhilesh is the victor

Mulayam Singh has called a party convention of his own on January 5 in the state capital, Lucknow . "A split is only when speaker of the assembly gives a ruling or if the election commission declares so", a senior leader of Akhilesh faction said.

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Man dies after being shot during police operation on M62

The shooting occurred during a "pre-planned" operation near the Ainley Top junction 24 of the M62 in Huddersfield on Monday at around 6pm. The vehicle apparently at the centre of the operation is believed to be an Audi, the broadcaster added, saying a photo seemed to show three bullets in the windscreen and a smashed side window.

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Israeli investigators question Netanyahu over alleged receipt of gifts

The statement said that investigators did not turn up sufficient evidence to support widely reported allegations that Netanyahu had engaged in campaign financing improprieties or that he had accepted payments from business tycoons to cover expenses on trips overseas.


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