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Snowden's failure to have book screened by Central Intelligence Agency means no profit

Snowden's failure to have book screened by Central Intelligence Agency means no profit

A federal judge in the city of Alexandria, Virginia, has ruled that the U.S. government is entitled to receive the proceeds from the sale of a book titled Permanent Record by former USA intelligen...

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Firefighters die as Australia fires rage, PM cuts short holiday

Firefighters die as Australia fires rage, PM cuts short holiday

Australia has been fighting bushfires across much of its east coast for weeks, leaving eight people dead, more than 700 homes destroyed and almost 1.2 million hectares (3 million acres) of bushland b...

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At least 3 injured in active shooting at Rhode Island housing complex

At least 3 injured in active shooting at Rhode Island housing complex

One of the victims is in critical condition at Westerly Hospital and is being transported to Yale New Haven Hospital in CT, according to Lacey. One of the surviving victims is in critical condition,...

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FSB employee killed in Moscow shooting

FSB employee killed in Moscow shooting

At least one FSB officer was killed during the shooting , Russia's top security agency said. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, says the assailant was acting alone and didn't enter the buildin...

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NSW bushfires: RFS names two firefighters killed south-west of Sydney

NSW bushfires: RFS names two firefighters killed south-west of Sydney

Earlier yesterday, three firefighters were treated for burns after their truck was enveloped by the bushfire. There are more than 100 fires now burning in New South Wales, which is the country's mos...

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Boeing delays 737 MAX return to service

Boeing delays 737 MAX return to service

The company said in a statement : "We have previously stated that we would continually evaluate our production plans should the Max grounding continue longer than we expected". But the agency warned ...

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Salem Fires Host Over School Shooting Comment

Salem Fires Host Over School Shooting Comment

A Denver news talk radio host was canceled this week for a comment he made on-air wishing for a "nice school shooting " to break up the news on President Trump's impeachment. "Don't call us. Chuck di...

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China's Xi praises Macau while protests rock Hong Kong

China's Xi praises Macau while protests rock Hong Kong

While protesters in Hong Kong are infuriated by what they see as Beijing encroaching on their freedoms, Macau has seen little dissent. Along with meeting the incoming chief executive, Ho Iat Seng ,...

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Shot and Injured in Shooting Outside of San Antonio Mall

Shot and Injured in Shooting Outside of San Antonio Mall

The other two had what police said were non-life-threatening injuries. Reports said multiple shots were fired as shoppers tried to escape the chaos. Describing where the shooting took place, San Ant...

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McDonald's shuts all Peru restaurants after 2 workers killed on the job

McDonald's shuts all Peru restaurants after 2 workers killed on the job

The bodies of 18-year-old Gabriel Campos Zapata and Alexandra Porras Inga, 19, were found by emergency workers in the Lima restaurant Sunday morning. Arcos Dorados is the largest McDonald's franchis...

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

The report by publication also claimed that a dozen Hamas operatives have moved to Istanbul from the Hamas-administrated Gaza Strip over the previous year, severely straining diplomatic relations be...

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20 charged with 350 offences in investigation into alleged car theft ring

20 charged with 350 offences in investigation into alleged car theft ring

Some were taken to Montreal to be shipped off to African or Middle Eastern countries, police said, because these types of luxury SUVs and pickup trucks aren't sold there. The announcement comes roughl...

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Rudy Giuliani brags about forcing out Trump's Ukraine ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch

Rudy Giuliani brags about forcing out Trump's Ukraine ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch

In a tweet Tuesday, Giuliani insisted, "Yovanovitch needed to be removed for many reasons most critical she was denying visas to Ukrainians who wanted to come to U.S. "I just gave them the facts", Mr ...

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United States officials remove Black Panther's Wakanda from list of trading partners

United States officials remove Black Panther's Wakanda from list of trading partners

Until Wednesday, the made-up east African country was listed on the drop-down menu for the agriculture department's foreign agricultural service's tariff tracker along with Colombia, Costa Rica, Dom...

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Haitians say underage girls abused by United Nations peacekeepers

Haitians say underage girls abused by United Nations peacekeepers

The problem was so prevalent that locals even had a name for it. So many babies were fathered by foreign peacekeepers that Haitians nickname them "Petit MINUSTAH" - combining "small" in French with ...

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Citizenship law could lead to Pak-India conflict: PM

Citizenship law could lead to Pak-India conflict: PM

The Citizenship Act seeks to amend the definition of an illegal immigrant for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India w...

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Donald Trump jokes that late Rep. John Dingell is in hell

Donald Trump jokes that late Rep. John Dingell is in hell

John Dingell served as a member of the House of Representatives from MI for over 50 years. Trump talked about an emotional call from Dingell to say thank you after he gave her husband what he descri...

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Maguindanao Massacre: Supreme Court of the Philippines will issue a verdict

Maguindanao Massacre: Supreme Court of the Philippines will issue a verdict

On Thursday (local time), several members of the influential Ampatuan family were among those sentenced to life imprisonment on multiple counts of murder, in a complicated verdict involving 101 defe...

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Dr M on why Saudi king is absent from KL summit

Dr M on why Saudi king is absent from KL summit

Dr Ma'ruf Amin, Vice-President of Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim majority country, on Wednesday announced he won't be going to the summit after all, citing health issues, and that it is sending...

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Vladimir Putin Still Uses The Obsolete 'Windows XP' In His Office

Vladimir Putin Still Uses The Obsolete 'Windows XP' In His Office

The default Windows XP desktop is an iconic part of computing history... or the present for Putin . Later, the head of Russia's Internet Protection Society confirmed that Putin computers run the ...

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Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Royal Tombs Dating Back 3500 Years

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Royal Tombs Dating Back 3500 Years

Archaeologists have just found their tombs, so opulent they were once lined with gold leaf, and filled with exquisite grave goods. "And all of a sudden at the time of the first tholos tombs, luxury...

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Some voters 'wanted to shoot Corbyn' - ex-Labour MP

Some voters 'wanted to shoot Corbyn' - ex-Labour MP

I think the comments from Jeremy Corbyn and the people around him show that they're in denial as to the enormity and the depth of the rejection. Yvette Cooper said she will decide over Christmas w...

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Amb. Bill Taylor Stepping Down as Ukraine Diplomat

Giuliani, who recently admitted to pushing for former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's firing by claiming she was "corrupt", traveled to Ukraine earlier this month. Another plausible candi...

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Conservative critics launch super PAC to defeat Trump

Conservative critics launch super PAC to defeat Trump

Schmidt, who managed the late Sen. "Over these next 11 months, our efforts will be dedicated to defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box and to elect those patriots who will hold t...

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Democratic Candidates Promise To Boycott December Debate In Protest With Local Union

Democratic Candidates Promise To Boycott December Debate In Protest With Local Union

The new contract includes increases in compensation and job security, and a 50% drop in healthcare costs, it said . The local said it represents about 150 food service workers on the Loyola campus....

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Ex-Trump aide Manafort's fraud case in NY dismissed

Ex-Trump aide Manafort's fraud case in NY dismissed

The Manhattan district attorney's criminal case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been dismissed by a ny judge. Todd Blanche , Manafort's attorney, who had argued that t...

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Merkel criticizes USA sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Merkel criticizes USA sanctions on Nord Stream 2

The U.S. has been an outspoken opponent of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will transport natural gas about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) under the Baltic Sea from Russian Federation to Germany. Sena...

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Dense overnight fog could disrupt morning journeys in Suffolk

Dense overnight fog could disrupt morning journeys in Suffolk

Despite the warning temperatures are expected to rise with highs of 8C on Wednesday and 10C on Thursday, with lows of 0C on Wednesday morning and 8C on Thursday. The rain alert covers south and mid Wa...

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At least three dead as Deep South battered by severe thunderstorms, tornadoes

At least three dead as Deep South battered by severe thunderstorms, tornadoes

There's no word yet on when or if the weather service in Mobile will survey that damage - storms were still ongoing in the Florida part of that forecast area as of Tuesday morning. Guntown city offi...

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Nóra Quoirin's parents: 'There was a criminal element to what happened'

Nóra Quoirin's parents: 'There was a criminal element to what happened'

Speaking to RTE New , they spoke of a desire to get "justice and truth" concerning the countless unanswered questions surrounding their daughter's death. Her parents told RTE they believed Malaysia...

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India's Supreme Court to hear petitions against citizenship law in January

India's Supreme Court to hear petitions against citizenship law in January

But critics say the law weakens India's secular foundations since it does not apply to Muslims, who have been coming out on to the streets in increasing numbers against the legislation. A man injure...

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UK's Johnson, Trump look forward to ambitious trade agreement - Downing Street

UK's Johnson, Trump look forward to ambitious trade agreement - Downing Street

Johnson has also barred his cabinet ministers from attending the event, according to The Guardian, as he wants to "get on with delivering the priorities of the British people". He attended the Davos...

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UK PM to outlaw Brexit extension beyond 2020

UK PM to outlaw Brexit extension beyond 2020

The move preempts efforts by Remainer activists and parliamentarians - the latter however now in the minority - from forcing the Conservative government to accept another Brexit delay if negotiators d...

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Meet The Sisters Who Offer to Decorate Christmas Trees for Lazy People

Meet The Sisters Who Offer to Decorate Christmas Trees for Lazy People

This year's tree came from Mahantongo Valley Farms in Pitman, Pennsylvania. O'Keeffe said the industry is now in a "game of catch-up". Researchers at North Carolina State University's Center for Ge...

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Turkey's Erdogan meets Libyan leader as regional tensions rise

Turkey's Erdogan meets Libyan leader as regional tensions rise

The military sources confirmed that the transfer process to the city of Tripoli has begun, and the ships that will transport the drones, tanks, special forces and commando units. Fueling what is alrea...

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