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Afghan parliament staff killed in Kabul attack

In a separate incident, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Lashkargah city, the capital of embattled southern Helmand province on Tuesday. Last August, the USA military mission in Afghanistan, or USFOR-A, said only 63.4 percent of the country's territory was under government control - compared to the 72 percent that the military said was controlled by Kabul in November 2015. Read More

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Iraqi forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts

The Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) was quoted by Reuters as saying that it was working to recapture areas overlooking Mosul University - northeast of the city - after seizing a district nearby. All the major bridges between the two sides of the city have now been cut, making it more hard for Isil to send supplies and fighters from the west to the beleaguered east. Read More

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Teenager, 15, charged with murder of York girl, 7

Teenager, 15, charged with murder of York girl, 7

The teenager is also charged with possessing an offensive weapon. Katie Rough was found injured on a path near a playing field in Woodthorpe, York, on Monday and died soon after, the BBC reported . Flowers and cards were left near the field, including one that read: "Night night my darling princess Katie". She added: "I arrived in my vehicle behind the mother. Read More

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Strike brings more rail misery for London commuters

Members of the Aslef union began three days of industrial action on Tuesday because of a dispute with Southern owners Govia Thameslink Rail over making trains driver-only. On Monday the services by the London Underground will be limited and the strikes last Sunday that had begun around 6 pm and tube stations had been shut down from all over London by the TSSA and the RMT. Read More

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United States blacklists Putin's close aide, 4 others for human rights abuses

United States blacklists Putin's close aide, 4 others for human rights abuses

Magnitsky, a lawyer who represented a major investment advisory firm, was locked up by authorities after he uncovered a US$ 230 million fraud scheme involving Russian officials. Lugovoi has dismissed the allegations as "nonsense". In what was widely seen as a gesture to the incoming president, Putin said last month that Russia would not expel any Americans following Obama's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and announcement of new sanctions in response to alleged Russian campaign - ... Read More

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Granny, world's oldest known orca, presumed dead

Granny, world's oldest known orca, presumed dead

The whales were the subject of last year's BBC Radio 4 documentary The Whale Menopause, which described how orcas, like humans, experience the menopause, the BBC reports. Female killer whales are much longer-lived than their male counterparts, with a life span that can exceed males' by decades. She was typically seen at the head of the J pod, one of three family groups of whales that travel with their mothers or grandmothers, but has not been spotted for weeks. Read More

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'Korean Rasputin' pleads not guilty at first court hearing

'Korean Rasputin' pleads not guilty at first court hearing

The investigators want to bring home Choi's daughter, Yoora Chung, who was arrested in Denmark on an global warrant, as they look into the suspicions that Samsung sponsored Choi in exchange for government favors. The court had planned to hear testimony from four of Ms Park's former and current aides suspected of helping Choi, but only one appeared. Choi is also charged with interfering in state matters, despite not holding any public office and of having pressurised large companies, ... Read More

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Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for NBC

Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for NBC

The as-yet-unnamed one hour daytime program will be developed closely with NBC News colleagues, a network statement read, and will run Monday through Friday. And also considering that Kelly is not a very big fan of Donald Trump, the impending President of the United States who will have the full support of Fox News and its unfair and non-balanced reporters? Another, Dale Debbie Hubbard Phelps wrote , "You were a disgrace to fox maybe NBC will supply you a new wardrobe that's not x- ... Read More

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I stayed alive by playing dead during nightclub shooting

I stayed alive by playing dead during nightclub shooting

Jake Raak , a 35-year-old from DE who was celebrating the new year with nine friends at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul's Ortakoy district, told NBC News that at first he brushed off reports of a shooter in the building. "I was shot in the (expletive) leg, man", Raak says. Raak said he came within inches of the shooter, who walked along a bench that he was lying underneath. Read More

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'Fight for our freedoms': Premier Mike Baird encourages New Year's Eve celebrations

'Fight for our freedoms': Premier Mike Baird encourages New Year's Eve celebrations

Police arrested a man on Friday who made threatening posts on social media regarding New Year's Eve celebrations at the Sydney Harbour . A fireworks display will light the skies over the city at midnight, to ring in 2017 with a bang. Other possible channels to livestream Australia's New Year's Eve 2017 celebrations can be done at Australia.com and Sydney.com Facebook pages. Read More

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Trump Blames Media For Not Reporting About His Huge Donationa For Charity

In a statement earlier this year after the launch of the AG's investigation, Trump spokesman Jason Miller said: "Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is a partisan hack who has turned a blind eye to the Clinton Foundation for years and has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President", calling the inquiry into the Foundation "nothing more than another left-wing hit job". Read More

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An Old-Fashioned Mall Brawl In Aurora Caused Shutdown & Evacution

An Old-Fashioned Mall Brawl In Aurora Caused Shutdown & Evacution

The series of disturbances resulted in arrests, minor injuries, some mass evacuations, and lockdowns, and confusion that caused false reports of shots fired at some of the unruly scenes. Aurora police said the department "made the immediate decision to evacuate and close the mall for the safety of all", adding that more than 1,000 patrons gathered in the common area to watch the commotion. Read More

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A strong natural disaster hits Chile on Christmas morning

A strong natural disaster hits Chile on Christmas morning

Meanwhile, Chile's Ministry of the Interior and Public Security has asked people to leave the beach areas of the regions of Bio Bio, La Araucania, Los Rios and Aysen near the quake zone. Chile is in a quake-prone region, lying on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire of frequent seismic activity. "I'm 48 years old and I've never felt anything so strong", he said. Read More

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Erdogan accuses USA of supporting ISIS

Arrangements for the talks, which would not include the United States and be distinct from separate intermittent UN-brokered negotiations, remain hazy, but Moscow has said they would take place in Kazakhstan, a close ally. But U.S. officials have accused Russian Federation of failing to follow through on previous cease-fire deals in Syria and say most of Russia's military operations in Syria have targeted rebels rather than the Islamic State (IS) extremists the United States is combating with ... Read More

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Australia v Pakistan, II Test, Melbourne

Australia v Pakistan, II Test, Melbourne

Nic Maddinson took a stunning catch to give Bird the wicket of Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq for just 11 to put the Baggy Green well on top. Misbha-ul-Haq and Co. Moving on to South Africa, there is Boxing Day action in the form of a Test match where the hosts take on Sri Lanka. But first, they should win this match to keep them on the race. Read More

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