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Spotify Offers Obama A Job As President Of Playlists

During all this Spotify have taken a huge shine to Obama and in a bid to keep him president of something have created a role especially for him called President of Playlists . Should he decide to go for the president of playlists job, consider it a safe bet that future playlists will include some philosophical numbers such as the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want", as well as satisfying breakup songs like CeeLo Green's "F*** You".

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Turkey begins debate on new Erdogan powers

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of people outside parliament on Monday protesting against planned changes to the constitution that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan. The new constitution will also reportedly pave the way for the abolition of the post of prime minister, in which Erdogan served from 2003 until 2014, and enable the appointment of vice presidents.

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HUGE 7.3 magnitude natural disaster strikes Philippines

Geological Survey and Earthquakes Canada. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday afternoon reported a magnitude 7.2 natural disaster that hit waters off Sulu. "I would expect the damage to be pretty minor, if there was any", Nick Ackerley said. Intensity II was felt in General Santos City. The natural disaster was centred about 89 kilometres southeast of Resolute.

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Protesters gather outside Zion Dairy Queen after racist rant by franchisee

After Ford's Facebook post about the incident went viral, there were calls for protest , but then both Crichton and the Dairy Queen he owned were terminated. pacing continually back and forth 180 degrees around me". According to the site, Crichton's follow-up commentary went as follows: "It's 99 percent lies".

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US Carries Out Raid in Syria Targeting IS Leadership

The spokesman said reports by the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that 25 Islamic fighters were killed in the operation were exaggerated. The attack targeted vehicles driven by senior IS fighters coming from Raqa, killing several and capturing others, he added. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 25 Islamic State fighters were killed and others were taken captive, but that account was at odds with what USA officials said.

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Gofundme campaign raises over $100000 for victim of livestreamed Chicago torture

The page has also been shared across social media platforms more than 27,000 times. The page says the victim has been " amazed to see all the support and prayers he is receiving ". Video footage shows the assailants taunting him with profanities against white people and President-elect Donald Trump . Check out video of the alleged attack below.

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Korean dies after setting himself ablaze over Japan deal

The statue in Busan was initially removed by local authorities after South Korean activists placed it in front of the Japanese consulate in the southern port city. He will return to Japan for about a week, which is shorter than the 12-day recall of former Ambassador Masatoshi Muto in 2012, when Tokyo protested then-President Lee Myung-bak's visit to a pair of disputed rocks in the Sea of Japan, a source close to bilateral relations said.

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Syria truce under strain; Assad ready to discuss 'everything' at talks

Millions of people have been without water for weeks after fighting damaged key infrastructure in the Wadi Barada region outside Damascus that is the main water source for the capital. Assad also said in his interview with French media that rebels had breached the ceasefire. "But who's going to be there from the other side?" If talks go ahead, it is not yet clear who will represent Syria's opposition groups.

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Ted Cruz Snubs China, Meets with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

Ties have further deteriorated since a phone call between Tsai and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump last month. Feulner's remarks came after the Liberty Times in Taipei reported in a January 9 front-page story that Tsai met Feulner, Walter Lohman, director of the Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, and Randall Schriver, former US deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, for lunch in Houston on January 7.

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Card. Tagle urges unselfish love ahead of Black Nazarene procession ‎

Catholics believe it has healing powers, with locals hoping that even getting to touch the figure can heal them from illnesses. Authorities sealed off the area for about 20 minutes and checked the bag, which was later found to be containing a Black Nazarene shirt and some personal belongings.

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Gambia crisis: West African leaders to meet in Nigeria to hold talks

Jammeh has insisted that he will not step down when his tenure ended January 19th, 2017. "The Gambia government's decision to summarily censor three radio stations is a clear effort to limit people's access to information during this critical period of political transition", said CPJ West Africa Representative Peter Nkanga.

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CAT results: 20 students get flawless score

How to Check the CAT Results 2016? IIM Rohtak will share the results with other IIM's post evaluation. The appeared candidates can check the result on official website of the institute or click on a link which is given for the same. The pre-requisite for admission to flagship PGP 2017-19 programme at IIMs. "I am looking to join either IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Bangalore", he said adding that he also got the job in IIT-M placement inter-view.

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Loved the new Ed Sheeran songs? Taylor Swift feels the same

Sheeran ended a near-two year hiatus from music by releasing two new singles, " Shape of You " and " Castle on the Hill ", on Friday . " Shape Of You " and " Castle On The Hill " together mark an exciting return for the multi-GRAMMY award winning singer-songwriter, showcasing two very different sides to his unparalleled musical palate.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2016 Christmas card revealed

Mary Magdalene church on the Queen's Sandringham estate, the family took the time to stop and talk with locals. Later on the same day she will be joined by Prince William to visit a Child Bereavement UK Centre in Stratford, London. Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge head to their helicopter. In 2013 , the mother-of-two's younger sibling attended a horse race in a yellow wool coat and alpaca hat in brown.

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Barcelona pulls Messi from attending Federation Internationale de Football Association awards ceremony

Ronaldo and Messi have always been regarded as the best two players on the planet but it is the latter who has moved ahead in the current pecking order. The Portuguese forward did find time to aim a cheeky taunt at Messi , who did not attend the ceremony: 'I'm sorry some people from Barcelona aren't here, but that's understandable'.

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Hillary Clinton Got A Much Better Theatre Reception Than Mike Pence Did

The crowd clapped for the couple, giving Hillary Clinton numerous standing ovations. She reportedly responded with, " God bless you ". But would the world's most famous woman in politics run for local office? Pence said he was not offended and enjoyed the performance, but President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to vent, calling the Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer-winning production "highly overrated".

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German lawmaker proposes idea of sex-on-prescription, draws heavy criticism

The people in need would have to receive medical certificates confirming that they can't get sexual satisfaction in another way, as well as providing documents proving that they are not able to pay sex workers by themselves. But Professor Wilhelm Frieling-Sonnenberg, a medical care specialist, said the idea is "contemptuous towards human dignity, a way to placate troublesome patients".

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Snake on a plane grounds Dubai-bound Emirates flight

The carrier says the serpent was eventually captured and the plane is back in service. It is not known whether the snake was venomous or what type of species it was. Previous year a metre-long snake startled passengers when it dropped from an overhead compartment while on a domestic flight in Mexico. The flight was forced to make an emergency landing so animal control could quickly board the plane to collect the animal.

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Seats recovered during search, recovery of missing plane

Monday's efforts were slow-going, however, as crews had to use a tugboat provided by the Army Corps of Engineers to break through the ice and escort a search vessel into the lake. On Sunday, a service will be held in Delaware, Ohio for 50-year-old Brian Casey and his 19-year-old daughter Megan who were also on board the plane.

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Weather warning as snow and wind to batter north of Scotland

Friday the 13th could be set to be an unlucky day - at least as far as the weather goes. The Met Office says we could get some showers of snow, yes SNOW, on Thursday and Friday . Motorists are also being warned of potential disruption to transport networks. "As well as reduced visibility, two to five centimetres of snow could accumulate anywhere within the warning area, with ten to twenty centimetres possible above 300 metres".

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Snowstorm hits traffic in Istanbul; straits closed, flights cancelled

On a normal day, the airport can accommodate over 1,500 landings and take-offs. Turkish Airlines (THY) has cancelled 610 flights at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul due to heavy snow, the Anadolu Agency reported January 7. Istanbul's Fast Ferry and Sea Bus Company (IDO) also announced the cancellation of all its inter-city services. In the deepest snowfall since 2015, hundreds of flights have been cancelled over the last three days, stranding thousands of worldwide ...

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Sushma Swaraj slams Pune man seeking transfer for wife on Twitter

The youth sought the help of the minister to join his wife who is a railway employee in Jhansi. However, a youth who claims to be a techie, must have had the shock of his life when he got a suspension threat from Swaraj in reply to a Twitter request - which was at the same time both weird and more like a jibe in response to an earlier tweet she had made.

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Pope talks of women 'removing boobs' in church

He made the comments during a gathering on Sunday where he baptised 28 children at an annual ceremony commemorating the baptism of Jesus. He has previously voiced support for women who breastfeed in public and, in 2013 told a young mother to feed her crying infant.

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Golden Globes 2017: Watch Andrew Garfield Give Emma Stone a Tribute

Following the award for Best Original Score is the film's Award for Best Original Song. It makes sense, since LA LA LAND, the second big release from WHIPLASH writer/director Damien Chazelle , was the big victor at the Globes, picking up Best Comedy/Musical, Best Actress & Actor in a Comedy/Musical, Best Original Song, Best Director and Best Screenplay, which is where it got a bit awkward for Emma .

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies in hospital

She said Rafsanjani, 'after a life full of restless efforts in the path of Islam and revolution, had departed for lofty heaven'. Rafsanjani's death leaves President Rouhani without his "political soul mate" - in the words of The Washington Post - and leaves other moderates in the country without one of their leading lights.

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Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness Resigns

The Deputy First Minister said there would be "no return to the status quo" as he quit in protest at a botched energy scheme, bringing about the end of the historic pact between the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein. NI's deputy First Minster Martin McGuinness has resigned. Arlene Foster insists she will not step aside. Today I tendered my resignation. Arlene Foster told The Impartial Reporter today that the DUP wants to work with Sinn Féin on an inquiry into the RHI, but they are ...

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US Warship Fires Warning Shots After Iranian Boats Approach at High Speeds

The Mahan, a destroyer, fired warning shots and used radio calls, flares, bells and whistles to signal to the ships to stay away. Total produced three shots. A United States navy destroyer fired warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels near the Strait of Hormuz. Multiple officials spoke on conditions on anonymity, noting the US destroyer was escorting two other USA military ships at the time of the incident, Reuters reported.

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Egyptian police killed in north Sinai attack

On Dec 9, six policemen were killed when bombs exploded at a security checkpoint in Cairo in a road leading to the Giza Pyramids. Separate reports said as many as 13 people had been killed and medical and security officials said the death toll was likely to rise.

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Latest Attack Proves Palestinians Don't Want Peace - Israeli Deputy FM

As a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem , which Israel considers part of its capital but the world does not, the truck driver would carry an Israeli identity card and be able to move freely through all of the city. The bus driver told Israel Radio that the truck ploughed into the group of soldiers, and that they fired on the driver, who reversed direction and ran over them again.

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Jerusalem Truck Attack Kills At Least 4, Wounds 15

Police used concrete slabs on Monday to block some entrances of the neighborhood, and a police officer checked each auto leaving it. Three women and one man, all in their twenties, were killed and 17 others were wounded, police said. 29, the day after Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a 70-minute speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Following the incident, the mayor of Jerusalem , Nir Barkat, issued a statement in which he condemned the attack and warned that the ...

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4 israeli soliders killed in ISIS-like truck attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited the location, said there was strong evidence the attacker was a supporter of the Islamic State group and suggested a link to previous vehicle attacks in Europe. The Palestinian Hamas movement praised the "attack" but did not claim responsibility, according to AP. Israeli police investigates the scene of an attack in Jerusalem Sunday, Jan.

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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iranian politician, 1934

For the Assembly election, Rafsanjani - whose nickname "Kuseh" means both "beardless" and "shark" for his unbearded face - backed a less-conservative bloc of candidates which included Rouhani. He was the leader of Iran's parliament from 1980 to 1989, when he was elected for the first of two four-year terms as president. "With the news of his death many people are in absolute shock".

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US State Department and Senators, Condemn Jerusalem Truck-ramming Attack

Arch Terrorist Yasser Arafat personified that tactic when he responded to generous Israeli statehood offers in September 2000 by launching the deadly Second Intifada instead of accepting a Palestinian state or even making a counter offer. But there's a police gag order right now on the details of the investigation, so we don't know much more than that. During that time, 229 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.

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Rep. Jamie Raskin 'not seeing' Electoral College challenge for Trump

That nearly certainly would have been enough to flip enough states for her to win the Electoral College. It's a decision that will put Hillary Clinton on the inaugural platform as her bitter rival from the 2016 campaign assumes the office she long sought.

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FM cites higher tax mop up to dismiss economic slowdown fears

After citing the fact that India's economy is getting back to normal after the ban of high-value banknotes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed a press conference and provided details of the tax revenue collection in the first three quarters of Financial Year of 2016 in New Delhi on Monday.


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