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U.S. plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing

U.S. plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing

The Justice Department plans in coming days to unseal charges against a suspected conspirator in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie , Scotland, an act of terrorism that killed 270 people...

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Pornhub removes all uploaded content from unverified users

Pornhub removes all uploaded content from unverified users

The company, which is owned by Montreal-based Mindgeek, says it has suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by one of its content partners or members of its Model Program, which...

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Congress comes closer to passing economic stimulus package

Congress comes closer to passing economic stimulus package

In March, the first COVID-19 stimulus package included $1,200 checks for USA adults and a temporary, $600-per-week boost in unemployment benefits. They have been frequent negotiating partners in effor...

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Centre's talks bound to fail: Supreme Court on farmers' protest

Centre's talks bound to fail: Supreme Court on farmers' protest

A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaniam will hear the petitions. The farmers have been blocking half a dozen major highways on the outskirts of New Delhi...

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Armenia's priority is return of territories in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia's priority is return of territories in Nagorno-Karabakh

NARRATOR: Armenia and Azerbaijan have begun exchanging groups of prisoners of war. The peace agreement stipulated the return of Armenian-occupied Kalbajar, Aghdam and Lachin regions to Azerbaijan's ...

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LGBT rights: Hungary passes law banning same-sex adoption

LGBT rights: Hungary passes law banning same-sex adoption

Viktor Orban explained the change by saying " new ideological processes in the West " made it necessary to " protect children against possible ideological or biological interference ". "It reveals w...

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WHO to investigate Covid's origins in Wuhan

WHO to investigate Covid's origins in Wuhan

Referring to the ongoing discussions with China over the trip, Olowokure said told the news conference: "These are of course important for us and to get an overall picture of how the investigation wil...

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Mar-a-Lago Neighbors to Trump: We Don't Want You Here

Mar-a-Lago Neighbors to Trump: We Don't Want You Here

Secret Service asserting that Trump lost his legal right to live at Mar-a-Lago because of an agreement he signed in the early 1990s when he converted the storied estate from his private residence to a...

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo quarantines after coronavirus exposure

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo quarantines after coronavirus exposure

On Wednesday morning, the State Department announced that Pompeo is now in quarantine following a possible COVID-19 exposure, but it remains unclear where and when he may have come into contact with...

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Pakistan rapists face chemical castration

Pakistan rapists face chemical castration

The law abolishes the inhumane and degrading two-finger virginity testing for rape victims during medico-legal examination, The Express Tribune reported. The ordinance makes revealing the identity of ...

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Continued cold with flurries possible tonight

Continued cold with flurries possible tonight

Environment Canada says Tuesday will be mainly sunny. Warmer high temperatures return as well, with highs in the 60′s starting Sunday . The forecaster says Monday will be cloudy, with a 30 per...

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Record high virus cases cause demands for tightest restrictions

Record high virus cases cause demands for tightest restrictions

At a daily task force meeting, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun called for officials to consider measures needed for implementing the highest-grade antiviral curbs. Outside of greater Seoul, the southeas...

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French court finds Charlie Hebdo attack accomplices guilty

French court finds Charlie Hebdo attack accomplices guilty

Eleven of the people convicted were in court for the verdicts. Coulibaly then shot a policewoman dead before killing four at a Jewish supermarket where he took hostages. Authorities didn't link the ...

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Paris fined for recruiting too many women

Paris fined for recruiting too many women

The appointments breach a law passed to maintain a gender balance. A 2013 law, meant to ensure that women get better access to senior jobs in the civil service, requires a minimum of 40% of appointm...

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New UK Coronavirus Variant Has Key Mutations, Scientists Say

New UK Coronavirus Variant Has Key Mutations, Scientists Say

Mentioning "great efforts" to study strain, he said it was "important to have a calm and rational perspective". Crowds of shoppers pictured in London over the weekend. Last month, London was among t...

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Former Michigan Gov. Granholm to lead energy department under Biden administration

Former Michigan Gov. Granholm to lead energy department under Biden administration

Granholm's intended nomination was confirmed to The Associated Press by two people familiar with the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid preempting the president-elect's announcement...

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Federal Prosecutors Charge Kenyan Man With Plotting 9/11-Style Attack

Federal Prosecutors Charge Kenyan Man With Plotting 9/11-Style Attack

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he was being directed by a senior operative in the al-Shabab Somali terror group. His defence lawyer agreed with the judge on Wednesday that Mr Abdu...

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Air pollution listed as cause of 9-year-old's death in UK

Air pollution listed as cause of 9-year-old's death in UK

She had been taken to hospital almost 30 times in the previous three years with breathing difficulties. "As we walk around our city, there are still illegal levels of air pollution". The inquest was...

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Macron plans referendum to include climate change fight in French constitution

Macron plans referendum to include climate change fight in French constitution

Macron established the Citizens' Climate Council in response to anti-government "yellow vest" protests that sprang up in late 2018. Addressing the Citizens' Conference for Climate, Macron said that...

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Twitter killer: Japan sentences man to death for serial murders

Twitter killer: Japan sentences man to death for serial murders

Takahiro Shiraishi , 30, admitted killing and butchering his young victims, all but one of whom were women. Investigators said Shiraishi approached the victims via Twitter, offering to assist them w...

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McEnany on Electoral College Vote: Trump Still Has 'Ongoing Litigation'

McEnany on Electoral College Vote: Trump Still Has 'Ongoing Litigation'

Here's the useless Washington Post : "Trump sets goal of hundreds of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses by January, but scientists doubt it". News of the upcoming authorization came after the ...

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Ivory Coast's 78-Year-Old Ruler, Ouattara Sworn In For Third Term

Ivory Coast's 78-Year-Old Ruler, Ouattara Sworn In For Third Term

Writing on Twitter this afternoon, Koroma said, he is "In Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire to personally congratulate President Ouattara on his re-election , and the people of Côte D'Ivoire for peacefully goin...

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Paris authorities given $110000 fine after appointing 'too many women'

Paris authorities given $110000 fine after appointing 'too many women'

Since then, the law has been changed to provide for exceptions to nominations when the gender balance is respected overall. "So there will be many of us", she said . "In Paris, we are doing everyth...

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Lost artefact from Great Pyramid found in cigar tin in Aberdeen

Lost artefact from Great Pyramid found in cigar tin in Aberdeen

The relics were first discovered in 1872 inside the pyramid's Queen's Chamber by engineer Waynman Dixon. The lost piece of cedar has spawned many theories about its objective but it is thought most ...

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Covid: Non-essential shops to shut in Wales after Christmas Eve

Covid: Non-essential shops to shut in Wales after Christmas Eve

Jeremy Hunt, the former health secretary who chairs the Commons health committee, has also urged the government to consider changing the plans for Christmas, saying it would be "a very, very risky and...

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Boko Haram claims kidnapping in apparent turn in conflict

Boko Haram claims kidnapping in apparent turn in conflict

The abduction of students and the destruction of school property by Boko Haram can severely reduce the availability of and access to education for many children in northern Nigeria where violent a...

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani defends execution of dissident journalist

Iran President Hassan Rouhani defends execution of dissident journalist

Rouhani discussed Fakhrizadeh's killing on Monday and accused Israel of trying to start a war . When Netanyahu revealed then that Israel had removed from a warehouse in Tehran a vast archive of Iran'...

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New Covid strain hits as south-east enters Tier 3

New Covid strain hits as south-east enters Tier 3

The change means Tier 3 restrictions now cover 61 per cent of England's population. But many have been pinning their hopes on restrictions being eased in Kent when local tiers are reviewed on Decemb...

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Santa and an Elf Take Down a Shoplifter in a Parking Lot

Santa and an Elf Take Down a Shoplifter in a Parking Lot

The officers also arrested three other people who were allegedly trying to shoplift from a Target in the shopping center. The video shows Santa Claus tackling a suspect while an elf holds another man ...

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Floods spark evacuation warnings for NSW towns

Floods spark evacuation warnings for NSW towns

Several towns on NSW's Mid North Coast are facing the prospect of risky flooding while the treacherous conditions which have battered the state's north and southern Queensland head south. Thick bla...

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Deputy governor of Kabul killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

Deputy governor of Kabul killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

The deputy governor of Afghanistan's capital Kabul was killed in a targeted attack Tuesday morning when someone stuck a magnetic mine, also called a sticky bomb, to his auto. Violence has continued ...

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Ivanka Trump Reportedly Looking To Run For Senate In Florida

Ivanka Trump Reportedly Looking To Run For Senate In Florida

Florida also happens to be a state that has warmly received the Trumps. "The last time Marco Rubio ran against a Trump in Florida, in the 2016 presidential primary, Rubio was crushed by 19 percenta...

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Somalia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Kenya, Cites 'Interference'

Somalia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Kenya, Cites 'Interference'

From left, presidents Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Somalia announced on Tuesday it is severing diplomatic ties with Kenya, accusing Nairobi of "recurring" interf...

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Man's Across-the-Sea Quest to See Girlfriend Ends Poorly

Man's Across-the-Sea Quest to See Girlfriend Ends Poorly

Dale McLaughlan had never ridden a jet ski before he made the intrepid trek on Friday, according to the BBC . Undeterred, the 28-year-old bought a jet-ski and set off last Friday to make the 40-kil...

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Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

With his presidential campaign, he became the first openly gay man to become - however briefly - a leading presidential candidate. As the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana who by many accounts h...

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