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Homeowner hits brick wall at front door

Speaking to local media, the police said the act must have made the victim feel "like a Berliner in August 1961". "That went up pretty quickly, too". German police are used to stopping graffiti artists trying to write or draw on the trains but the brick wall left residents and authorities in shock.

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Flu season is here and it's expected to be severe

Department of Health and Environmental Control indicates "influenza-like illness" is high across the state. The good news is that the H3N2 strain is included in this year's flu vaccine, and it's not too late to get one. "But VCU Health's (emergency department) does have heightened awareness about it", he said. Some years the flu shot isn't as effective as doctor's hope, but this year that's not the case.

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Istanbul nightclub attacker identified, Turkish minister says

The attack comes just days after a gunman opened fire inside a high-profile nightclub in Istanbul , killing 39 people. The parliament is expected to vote on the issue on Tuesday to extend it for another three months, following a six-month mandate.

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Indian court bans politicians from using religion, caste to win votes

Mixing religion with politics will not only divide the electorate, much to the detriment of the country's secular fabric, but will also go against the fundamental right to practise, propagate and profess the religion of one's liking. Three judges-justices Adarsh Kumar Goel, U.U. Lalit and D.Y. Chandrachud-dissented with the majority opinion and said that the matter must be left to Parliament to decide.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Questioned by Police over Corruption

I want to remind the members of the opposition and the media that the presumption of innocent applies to every Israeli, including the prime minister. On Monday, the prime minister showed confidence that the investigation into graft allegations against him would lead nowhere.

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Mexican official ousted after role in Trump visit appointed foreign minister

He said that the main issues for Mexico were security, immigration, trade and investment. Equally, the new minister will "promote the interests of Mexico and the dignity of Mexicans". "Changing the head of the Foreign Relations Department will not prevent the new USA president from carrying out his plan to renegotiate or cancel NAFTA, nor will it influence his anti-immigrant policies", the leftist Democratic Revolution Party said in response to the appointment.

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Chinese media warn Donald Trump of 'direct confrontation'

Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se himself does not use Twitter but any key policy issues tweeted by Trump are reported to him right away. On Monday evening, Trump took to Twitter to deny North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's claim that his nation was in the "final stage" of developing a nuclear-armed ballistic missile capable of hitting the US mainland.

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Turkish Media Shows Ominous Selfie Video of Suspected Istanbul Nightclub Shooter

A lone gunman shot his way into the Reina nightclub, which was packed with holiday revelers. Turkish media sources claim authorities are looking for a 28-y. The footage shows the scowling suspect in a black hooded jacket as he walks through Taksim Square, a popular tourist destination near the heart of Istanbul .

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Missing Gandhi: Farmers dispensed Rs. 2000 notes without Gandhi's image on them

As per media reports, two elderly farmers -Laxman Meena, from village Bichhugawdi and Gurmeet Singh from Kadukhera village -were being handed Rs 2000 notes at State Bank of India (SBI) branch. These new series of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes are called "Mahatma Gandhi New Series". The bank, however, took back the notes. However, new notes haven't been given to the farmers.

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Bigg Boss 10 4th January 2017

We have to admit that good sense has finally prevailed. Bani lost her cool and kicked Swami. This irked Manveer and Manu, who got into an argument with Swami. Everyone knows that this week, the captaincy task was supposed to be between Baba and VJ Bani because both of them made a decision to opt for the captaincy and left the luxury budget task.

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Boy Caught Dangling From Ski Lift at Utah Resort

Clint Ashmead was only a couple chairs down the lift when it happened. "We were all concerned not only that he could drop but that his backpack could be strangling him", Ashmead explained. "I really don't, other than the lack of education and awareness of the skier or the boarder", Ashmead said. He too, was successfully rescued by ski patrol at Sundance uninjured.

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Jackie Evancho album sales tied to holiday season, not Trump

President-elect Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to insinuate that he helped Evancho's record sales skyrocket, after Evancho was tapped to perform the national anthem at Trump's inauguration later this month. The following week, the album sales dropped to 8,000. 'It depends on how loose your definition of "skyrocketed" is, ' they wrote. The spike, however, was likely because of increase sales preceding the Christmas holiday, which happens to most holiday-themed albums, Billboard said.

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Stein compares Wisconsin recount cost to financial intimidation

Stein says Count My Vote will be funded by donors. Only the Wisconsin recount made it past court challenges seeking to halt all three. "When we asked for a full recount we only got a hand recount in about half of the precincts for about half of the voters", she said.

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LIRR riders describe chaos, panic after Brooklyn crash

Cuomo, who has made infrastructure improvements a centerpiece of his agenda, said Wednesday's incident was minor in comparison. Earlier Deputy Assistant Chief Dan Donoghue said at the briefing that 11 people had to go to the hospital. Many riders were standing, prepared to get off, at the time of the derailment. The Times quotes Cuomo as saying that the train in the Hoboken crash "was coming in much faster, did much more damage, hurt many more people".

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Israel PM Netanyahu questioned in corruption probe

Commenting on the questioning on social media, Netanyahu condemned the "years of daily persecution" against him and his family, and said the investigations will turn up "nothing", and "there is nothing". All those charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Likud party meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem on January 2.

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Black Teenager Brutalized At Texas Pool Party Sues For $5 Million

The lawsuit states that the former officer breached Becton's "constitutional rights by using excessive force and holding her without probably cause", the Dallas Morning News reveals. The video went viral of Casebolt shoving Becton to the ground and drawing his weapon when other teens approached. Becton was filmed crying face down on the grass while Casebolt pinned her with his hands and knees.

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Bengaluru shames again - CCTV captures woman being molested and groped

The girl gets shocked seeing the two boys and stand still at her place for a moment; then she continued to walk. One of the men then got off the vehicle, caught hold of the girl and then molested her. If the police was really serious it should have made some preventive arrests of goonda elements before New Year's eve. But the moot point is why do women fight shy of reporting incidents to the police.

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Cops say CCTV footage has no proof

According to reports, the incident took place around 2:30 am in east Bengaluru . Abu Amzi, President of the Maharashtra state branch of the Samajwadi Party, also said that such incidents occur because "women call nudity 'fashion, '" adding they would be better off if they stayed at home on New Year's Eve.

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Trump tells GOP that Democrats 'own' health law

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, McConnell wryly called Schumer's comment an "expansion" of the so-called "Biden rule", a reference to comments then-Sen. President Obama said he was following the precedent set by George Washington, who penned a farewell address to the American people over 220 years ago.

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105-year-old Frenchman sets world cycling record

I thought my legs would hurt, but they don't. He might not be Bradley Wiggins, but the achievement Robert Marchand is just as impressive, setting a new Hour Record of 22.547km just months after his 105th birthday. "Back in France in the 1960s, Marchand made a living through various jobs that left him with no time to practice sports. I am here to prove that at 105 years old you can still ride a bike", he told BFMTV .

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At least 6878 civilians killed in Iraq in 2016, United Nations says

Separately, unidentified security sources said an elite Iraqi Interior Ministry unit had entered the recently liberated Mithaq district and was clearing the area. -An Islamic State auto bomb killed 24 people in Baghdad's Sadr City district on Monday and the militants also attacked two police stations in the city of Samarra as Iraqi forces fought to oust the group from Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq.

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United States slaps sanctions on Russian Federation over alleged hacking during elections

Russia's government threatened retaliation and continued to deny USA accusations that it hacked and stole emails to try to help Trump win. "We're starting to see the strains and the unraveling of it, and that is because of the absolute failure of American leadership".

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Teenage migrant found hidden in suitcase in Spanish enclave

When they confronted her and opened the suitcase, they found a man curled up inside the poorly ventilated case and received immediate medical treatment. In fact, Reuters reported on Sunday that almost 800 African migrants attempted to enter Ceuta from Morocco by storming a border fence on New Year's Day.

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Blue Jackets extend streak to 16 games, within 1 of record

The Columbus Blue Jackets did what they've done best over the last month: score first and score late. Cam Atkinson and William KARLSSON each had Power Play Goals. Foligno put Columbus up by two 2:45 into the third period with an unassisted goal after stepping in front of a pass as the Oilers were trying to get out of their zone.

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Couple arrested in 'brutal' sexual assault of 1-year-old

The document also revealed that the 21-month-old girl suffered "acute respiratory failure" and will have to undergo reconstructive surgery to fix her injuries. Investigators said that when they questioned Herrera and Cardenas about the incident, their stories were not consistent. They included stab wounds on her upper body and private parts that were "non-accidental".

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This High School musical pair just duetted and it's glorious

But what we didn't expect so early into the new year was a High School Musical reunion - of sorts. Tisdale posted on Twitter on Monday to tease her followers about her guest for her "Tezzie Tuesday" segment at her YouTube channel . They really smashed this one and the video's views have already pushed past the one million point. It's been almost 11 years since High School Musical was first released, which means almost 4,015 days of watching High School Musical .

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Trump looking into revamping aerial surveillance program at Mexican border

Trump's transition team also reportedly requested information about resources available for border walls and fences, as well as about an aerial surveillance program on the U.S. While Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security that oversees the DACA program, already shares information with Citizenship and Immigrant Services (ICE) when cases involve certain criminal offenses, giving ICE full access to pursue deportations would reverse the original intent ...

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Gender pay gap for millennials in 20s falls to 5%

The gender pay gap for United Kingdom millennials now stands at 5 percent; halving the gap experienced by the previous generation, new research suggests. The think tank's research shows that women face a sizable pay gap even before they have children or spend time away from the office to start a family.

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Turkish backed former Central Intelligence Agency jihadists battle ISIS in Syria

The US-led coalition had previously refused to back Turkish forces and Syrian opposition groups to recapture the area in northern Syria . In a round-up of its operations over the past 24 hours, the army said its warplanes destroyed four Islamic State targets and Russian aircraft hit jihadists in Dayr Kak, 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab.

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Suspect kills self after shooting 2 officials in China

The shocking incident occurred at a convention and exhibition center in the city of Panzhihua located in the far south of Sichuan. They have no life threatening injuries, officials of the information department of Panzhihua city said. The attacker's motives are now unknown. Violent crime is rare in China, compared with many other countries, and gun ownership is strictly controlled, but there has been a series of knife attacks in recent years, including one in November 2016 when seven ...

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Former PM Bob Hawke skolls beer at SCG, sets the internet alight

Image: Hawke skolls a beer at the SCG in 2012. Hawke spotted himself on the big screen, grabbed his beer and skolled it back - to widespread applause and cheers from the crowd! "PRICELESS!" Ali Taylor tweeted. Toddler saves twin brother from being crushed by drawers A father in the U.S. has posted a video of the moment his twin boys were almost crushed by a chest of drawers after it fell on top of them while they were playing.

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Almost 7000 Iraqi civilians killed in 2016

The monthly United Nations casualty report for December 2016 showed that a total of 386 civilians were killed and another 1,066 were wounded. BAGHDAD, Iraq-Baghdad was second only to Mosul in terms of the number of casualties in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq where 109 people killed and 523 injured in December, UN report finds.

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Four people dead after police called to home in Nova Scotia

Police say the man's gunshot wounds appear to be self-inflicted. "Based on the preliminary investigation the RCMP want to advise there is no risk to the public", a police statement reads. Upper Big Tracadie is located roughly 39 kilometres east of Antigonish. The aunt told media the husband suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces.

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California enlists Eric Holder to defend against Trump administration

Rep. Xavier Becerra retired from the U.S. Congress late previous year in order to return to California as the state's attorney general. "With the upcoming change in administrations, we expect that there will be extraordinary challenges for California in the uncertain times ahead", their joint statement said.

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Tunisian who dined with suspect night before Berlin market attack is arrested

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attack. Amri was killed in a shootout with Italian police in Milan on 23 December, after officers stopped him for a routine identity check. He was believed to have arrived in Germany in 2014 or perhaps earlier. An acquaintance who dined with the Berlin market attacker the night before the Christmas season massacre was arrested by police in a separate case, German prosecutors said Wednesday.


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