• Obama defends Israel UN vote in final press conference
Obama defends Israel UN vote in final press conference

Thereby conveying a clear message to the world: Jerusalem is Israel's undivided capital. Both Israelis and Palestinians still subscribe formally to a two-state solution but have hardly done anything constructive to relaunch the peace process which has been dormant since 2014.

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  • US Sanctions Republika Srpska President for Obstructing Dayton Accords
US Sanctions Republika Srpska President for Obstructing Dayton Accords

RS officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told BIRN that Dodik will soon try to capitalize on the confusion caused by the controversy over the participation of the Bosnian army's Third Infantry Regiment - which is made of soldiers from RS - in some of the events in Banja Luka on January 8 and 9.

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  • Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills self
Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills self

The teenager was named by Nuevo Leon state governor Jaime Rodriguez as Federico Guevara, who was believed to have been suffering from depression. He then pointed the gun at other students, before shooting himself. Fasci described the shooting as unprecedented in the state. "This is the result of a situation that is happening everywhere and seen eve...

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  • Common travel area among PM's Brexit objectives
Common travel area among PM's Brexit objectives

European Union leaders say Britain can't stay in the single market without allowing free movement of people from the bloc. UK Brexit Minister David Davis has said Britain has received some positive responses from Brussels overnight on Theresa May's Brexit plans.

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  • 'Shark Tanks' Mr. Wonderful may be Canada's Donald Trump
'Shark Tanks' Mr. Wonderful may be Canada's Donald Trump

Kevin O'Leary, known for his appearances on reality shows "Shark Tank" and " Dragons' Den ", where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas, is often compared to U.S. Do you think it is likely that Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank could or will win the Conservative leadership race and the go on to become Canada's next prime minister? "The p...

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  • First train from China arrives at Barking
First train from China arrives at Barking

It is seen as a possible compromise for companies looking to send goods from the one country to the other, trimming the expenses of air travel and cutting the time of shipping by sea. He added: "We believe this is going to change the way a lot of forwarders and shippers view their imports and exports for China". The train brought in a cargo of sm...

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  • Iraqi army retakes eastern Mosul from Islamic State
Iraqi army retakes eastern Mosul from Islamic State

In a parallel advance, Iraqi army troops in the north of the city moved into the Kindi military base, and were fighting insurgents inside, an army officer said. So far in the Mosul offensive, Iraq's counterterrorism forces, which are by far the military's most battle seasoned unit, have done most of the fighting, advancing from east of the city.

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  • Putin: Donald Trump's political enemies 'worse than prostitutes'
Putin: Donald Trump's political enemies 'worse than prostitutes'

Trump", Moore wrote. Lavrov denied this on Tuesday, and said United States spies were using diplomatic cover for activity within Russian Federation, employing wigs, fake eyebrows and occasionally cross-dressing in their attempts to avoid detection.

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  • Last ship leaves the final search zone for missing flight MH370
Last ship leaves the final search zone for missing flight MH370

Messages of hope. Photo: Wikicommons. More than half of the passengers were Chinese nationals, with the others coming from more than a dozen countries. The move confirms a decision six months ago by the three countries to call off the search "in the absence of credible new evidence leading to the identification of a specific location of the aircr...

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  • Justin Trudeau under investigation for possible ethics violation over Bahamas trip
Justin Trudeau under investigation for possible ethics violation over Bahamas trip

When Trudeau confirmed on Thursday that he had used the Aga Khan's private helicopter to travel the 115 kilometres back and forth between Nassau and the Aga Khan's private island, Trudeau said, "It's something we look forward to discussing with the Conflict of Interest Commissioner but we don't see an issue on that".

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  • Japan, Australia to strengthen defense ties, stress importance of TPP
Japan, Australia to strengthen defense ties, stress importance of TPP

Dominguez said this is the highest amount raised by any new presidents of the country in history. Asian nations are cautiously watching whether Trump, with his "America First" rhetoric, will keep the United States focused on the region by strengthening freedom of navigation operations and sending USA warships to contested waters of the South Chin...

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  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus final Nassau Coliseum show sells out
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus final Nassau Coliseum show sells out

It's the end of a almost 150-year tradition, but it may not be the end of the art form, even though it's a stunning loss. Many emphasize that just because the Ringling Bros . A handful will be placed in positions with the company's other, profitable shows - it owns Monster Jam, Disney on Ice and Marvel Live, among other things - but most will ...

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  • Area women will gather for Women's March on Washington
Area women will gather for Women's March on Washington

That group has evolved to people across the country, including Wisconsin. "We are going to be watching a number of documentaries to get our head in the game". Hundreds of women from Nanaimo and the mid-Island are expected to march in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington Saturday. The Sacramento march is expected to draw people from...

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  • 32 killed as Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan
32 killed as Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

The 14-year-old plane reportedly came down shortly after 7:30 a.m. local time in the village of Dacha-Suu, a holiday resort area near the airport, according to BBC News. The flight was making a stopover in the country's Manas airport en route to Istanbul in Turkey. "I express my honest condolences towards the families of the deceased, our fri...

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  • Donald Trump's Plan to Replace Obamacare Is a Crock of Nonsense
Donald Trump's Plan to Replace Obamacare Is a Crock of Nonsense

Participants at the outdoor rally, held at the Sunrise Civic Center, cheered on and listened to Democrats like U.S. Rep. "One of my favorite things, he's proposing we remove these state lines so insurers can compete with each other across from state lines that will drive pricing down competition up and give us a shot to get really good health c...

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  • Gambia's President-elect Barrow's son killed by dog
Gambia's President-elect Barrow's son killed by dog

Jammeh has cited irregularities in the polling process and is challenging the election results at Gambia's Supreme Court. A lawyer for Mr Jammeh on Thursday filed a request with the Supreme Court asking for an injunction to block Mr Barrow's swearing-in.

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  • Palestinians have no power to stop U.S. embassy relocation: Israeli minister
Palestinians have no power to stop U.S. embassy relocation: Israeli minister

Abas specifically praised the support given to the two-state solution, which implies the creation of a Palestinian state with capital in East Jerusalem. The some 70 countries present in Paris warned they would not recognise unilateral actions that threaten a negotiated solution, while Palestinian leaders have threatened retaliatory measures.

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  • Japanese whaling boat caught operating illegally in Australian waters
Japanese whaling boat caught operating illegally in Australian waters

The factory ship, the Nisshin Maru , was spotted by a helicopter from Sea Shepherd's flagship the Steve Irwin in an area the activists say is within the Australian Whale Sanctuary in the Southern Ocean. In 2014, the International Court of Justice ruled the Antarctic hunts were not truly scientific and Japan must stop. The Turnbull governme...

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  • Just In: Gambia's Barrow to remain in Senegal until inauguration
Just In: Gambia's Barrow to remain in Senegal until inauguration

The African Union says it will cease to recognize Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh as the country's legitimate leader as of January 19, when his mandate expires. The ruling is unlikely to be made before May . The one-day summit brought together the leaders of over 30 African states as well as French President Francois Hollande, in what was an opp...

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  • 'Provocative' train brings Serbia and Kosovo 'to brink of conflict'
'Provocative' train brings Serbia and Kosovo 'to brink of conflict'

On January 14, Serbia made a decision to stop the train from traveling from Belgrade to Serb-dominated northern Kosovo amid reports of a planned attack by ethnic Albanians. 2008 - Kosovo unilaterally declares independence. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation still has some 5,000 troops stationed in Kosovo to keep the fragile peace.

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  • Russian Embassy Silent on Talks Between Ambassador, Trump Advisor Flynn
Russian Embassy Silent on Talks Between Ambassador, Trump Advisor Flynn

He said campaign spokesman Sean Spicer reported the calls were actually made on December 28, the day before the sanctions were announced , and that they discussed arrangements for a conversation between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin after the inauguration.

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  • Iraqi soldiers storm Mosul university in further push against ISIL
Iraqi soldiers storm Mosul university in further push against ISIL

Maj. "There are still clashes". The Iraqi forces also found chemical substances IS had used to try to make weapons, CTS commander Sami al-Aridhi said. Zain al-Abadeen said. The federal police in the area also captured a highway linking Mosul to the city of Kirkuk, to the southeast, the military said in a separate statement.

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  • Princess Margaret's former husband has died, Buckingham Palace confirms
Princess Margaret's former husband has died, Buckingham Palace confirms

BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said the Queen was "saddened" by the news of his death. However, their marriage ended during the Millennium because Lord Snowdon was accused of having an extra marital affair. But throughout it all Lord Snowdon remained close to the monarchy. Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret with their son,...

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  • Finnair flight labeled '666' went to 'HEL' on Friday the 13th
Finnair flight labeled '666' went to 'HEL' on Friday the 13th

And the aircraft was 13 years old. Pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto said previously: "It has been quite a joke among the pilots...." Friday 13th alone has always been considered an unlucky day by the superstitious in Western countries. "It's only a coincidence for me". Although unknown to most other cultures, fear of the number 13 is widespread in W...

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  • Denied leave, Indian soldier opens fire on unarmed colleagues, four dead
Denied leave, Indian soldier opens fire on unarmed colleagues, four dead

As per reports, he had just returned from two month yoga training camp and wanted leave to meet his family. There was no issue at all regarding his leave. But before that could be done his targets lay sprawled on the blood splattered floor. Following that he had gone on leave to his home before resuming duty on January 4.

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  • Inflatable backpack saves snowboarder during Whistler avalanche
Inflatable backpack saves snowboarder during Whistler avalanche

A odd whirring sound kicks in thanks to Oye's Black Diamond airbag pack , a backpack that inflates to keep its wearer safe in an avalanche situation. "You could just see him sort of on the surface", Cote said. "But it was a bit scary". When a trigger on the shoulder strap is pulled, the backpack can inflate into an airbag (thanks to a high-spe...

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  • Renault part with F1 team principal Vasseur
Renault part with F1 team principal Vasseur

Renault Sport F1 will be headed up President Jerome Stoll and Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul , with more details set to be made public on 21st February when the team launches its 2017 F1 challenger. "We have a very strong structure", he continued. "If you want to perform in F1, you need to have one leader in the team and one single way". Red ...

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  • SC rejects plea to allow Jallikattu, says 'can't deliver verdict before Pongal'
SC rejects plea to allow Jallikattu, says 'can't deliver verdict before Pongal'

Political parties have been requesting the Centre and the state government to take up measures to allow people to organise the sport in Tamil Nadu. The notification had re-introduced bulls into the fold of "performing animals" under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, thus giving an indirect nod to jallikattu, which the court had de...

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  • UN Cyprus envoy says talks are on track, still work to do
UN Cyprus envoy says talks are on track, still work to do

It is the first time such a swap has occurred after decades of talks. The Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades has slammed Greek Cypriot politicians for leaking a document that revealed the existence of some discord between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot sides.

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  • The Internet Comes Out In Support Of #BSFJawan As Video Goes Viral
The Internet Comes Out In Support Of #BSFJawan As Video Goes Viral

In a series of videos, Tej Bahadur Yadav, a soldier who claims to be from the 29th battalion of the Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir , shows the world, just how hard life is for him and his brethren. "Also, during winters, dehydration makes the food turn bland" he said. Flagging, what could be some massive irregularities, Yadav alleges t...

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  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj replies to EC notice, justifies his remarks
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj replies to EC notice, justifies his remarks

The Uttar Pradesh lawmaker has been asked to explain his comments by tomorrow morning. "The Commission prima facie is of opinion that you have violated the aforesaid provisions of the Model Code of Conduct and also wilfully disobeyed the aforesaid order of hon'ble Supreme Court by making the impugned statements", the notice said.

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  • Shoe thrown at Parkash Singh Badal at Bhatinda; one person detained
Shoe thrown at Parkash Singh Badal at Bhatinda; one person detained

Earlier, a shoe was thrown at Badal during an event in 2014. Sukhbir escaped unhurt. A case has been registered against 20 persons. It is said that Gurbachan was hurt over incidents of sacrilege of the holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Punjab goes to the polls on February 4 and Badal's SAD and ally BJP are up against the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Part...

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  • United States blacklists 5 Russians, including senior Putin ally
United States blacklists 5 Russians, including senior Putin ally

Among the officials is senior federal investigator Aleksandr Bastrykin, considered a close aide to president Vladimir Putin. The new sanctions were imposed under a 2012 law passed by Congress and named after Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer and whistleblower who died after spending a year in pre-trial detention for revealing tax fraud by Russian offici...

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  • Twin Explosions Rock Afghan Capital: Over 20 Killed, Dozens Injured
Twin Explosions Rock Afghan Capital: Over 20 Killed, Dozens Injured

The attack took place on a major road near the Afghan parliament building and American University of Afghanistan, both of which have previously been targeted by Taliban insurgents. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack soon after the incident. One of the explosions was near the parliament, targeting MPs, and involved a suicide bomber on...

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  • Lucknow: Five killed, six injured as auto crashes into night shelter
Lucknow: Five killed, six injured as auto crashes into night shelter

Four people were dead and over half a dozen injured with two being critical in a weird hit and run case when a auto ran over scores of men sleeping in a makeshift shelter home on late Saturday night. Reportedly, the vehicle belongs to a former MLAs son. SSP Manzil Saini said both were drunk. Two accused have been detained by the police and three ...

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  • Jayapal objects as electoral votes tallied
Jayapal objects as electoral votes tallied

Under federal law, the President of the Senate - a.k.a. the Vice President - is required to call for challenges during the counting of the Electoral College ballots . Jackson Lee said she and others were still looking for a potential senator to help make objections, since members of the House are limited to what they can get on the floor without a...

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  • Clinton Takes Break From Hiking in Woods to Attend 'The Color Purple'
Clinton Takes Break From Hiking in Woods to Attend 'The Color Purple'

The crowd clapped for the couple, giving Hillary Clinton numerous standing ovations. The warm New York reception comes amid recent speculation that Clinton could run for mayor of New York City. Strangers seek photographs with her at stores and in the woods near her home in Chappaqua, New York. One theatergoer summed up the frustration of m...

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  • Oil slips on concerns United States production is rising
Oil slips on concerns United States production is rising

The likelihood that drivers in the 20 largest metro areas in the USA such as Miami, Philadelphia and San Francisco will face the same prices remains high. A separate deal was also agreed upon by eleven non-OPEC countries to cut about 558,000 barrels a day. Dominick Chirichella, an analyst from the New York-based Energy Management Institute, said ...

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  • Canada's Thomas Chabot stands out at world junior hockey championship
Canada's Thomas Chabot stands out at world junior hockey championship

The game was decided in the five-round shootout after a 20-minute overtime period. That ability to power through is a testament to the mental toughness of this group and can only be a plus for those who move on to senior tournaments. The United States would get the lone goal, winning the game 5-4 and bringing home with them the gold medal. The ...

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  • Experts advise getting flu shot ASAP as the virus' season begins
Experts advise getting flu shot ASAP as the virus' season begins

Arizona had confirmed 25 flu cases from six counties by the end of November, but Rigler said the peak influenza season for the state typically falls in the beginning now and continuing through March. "The very young, parents, grandparents, the elderly, lots of hugging in close contact, we did expect there would be further amplification". Cases are ...

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  • Australia hunt for Test series clean sweep against Pakistan in Sydney
Australia hunt for Test series clean sweep against Pakistan in Sydney

He said, "There is a lot of time before I retire". Pakistan nearly dragged the contest into Saturday's final session but was dismissed for 244, with Lyon and O'Keefe turning the screws ahead of a four-Test tour of India. Australia would smash 241 runs in 32 overs with David Warner (55 off 27 balls), Usman Khawaja (79 not out off 98 balls) and S...

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  • PM, other BJP bigwigs to address Goa rallies
PM, other BJP bigwigs to address Goa rallies

Their total population comes to 24,12,81,944 going by the Census 2011. On November 8, Modi made the radical move to withdraw all 500 and 1,000 rupee bills, accounting for 86% of currency in circulation, to unearth untaxed or illicit cash held in the "shadow economy" and away from the taxman.

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  • Long Range Missile Development by North Korea 'Won't Happen'
Long Range Missile Development by North Korea 'Won't Happen'

In response, President-Elect Donald Trump has vowed the test will not happen. North Korea's drive to develop nuclear ballistic missiles capable of striking the United States and its allies has prompted Washington to reinforce its antimissile defenses in the region.

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  • Twitter to live stream early rounds of the PGA Tour
Twitter to live stream early rounds of the PGA Tour

The new live streaming partnership between Twitter and the PGA TOUR , which will be available globally at the PGA TOUR's Twitter account and PGATourLive.twitter.com, begins at the CareerBuilder Challenge on January 19 and finish with the TOUR Championship .

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  • Dementia more common in people who live near highways
Dementia more common in people who live near highways

No link between participants living close to busy roads and the latter two diseases was recorded. Thus, future research to better understand what specific components of traffic air pollution are most responsible for the observed association between traffic exposure and dementia, and to what extend noise exposure may contribute to this association...

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  • Vehicle bomb in eastern Baghdad kills at least six
Vehicle bomb in eastern Baghdad kills at least six

On Tuesday, ISIL claimed a suicide bombing at a busy market in the Sadr City district, killing at least 39 Iraqis. A service member in the US -led campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) died Monday, the USA military said.

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  • Pence: Trump will undo parts of ObamaCare on Day One
Pence: Trump will undo parts of ObamaCare on Day One

To combat this, Republicans leaders in recent days have been pushing the message that Obamacare is "failing on its own", citing increasing premiums and and therefore must be repealed. Based on numbers provided by Manchin, 172,000 West Virginians have health care insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, including 12,000 young adults, 68,000 thr...

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  • 1st Impeachment Hearing Ends After 9 Minutes
1st Impeachment Hearing Ends After 9 Minutes

Other key suspects, including Park's longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil and former presidential aides An Chong-bum and Jeong Ho-seong are expected to testify in later hearings. Ms Park rejected requests by state prosecutors to question her and has yet to be questioned by the special prosecution team that has taken over the inquiry.

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  • BSP fields 97 Muslim candidates
BSP fields 97 Muslim candidates

Stressing that her party was poised to form the next government in UP, she flayed the Prime Minister for not making a mention of the ongoing tussle in the ruling Samajwadi Party in his speech and said that voting for Congress or SP will only benefit BJP in the coming elections.

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  • Gambia Army chief declares support of armed forces for Jammeh
Gambia Army chief declares support of armed forces for Jammeh

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria will do everything possible to ensure that Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh , hands over power peacefully. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama expressed optimism that President Yahya Jammeh would bow to pressure from ECOWAS leaders to step down at the end of his mandate on January 19.

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