• Tunisia bans Emirates flights over women security measures
Tunisia bans Emirates flights over women security measures

Many Tunisian social media users slammed the move, accusing the UAE of discrimination against women. The ban was lifted late Friday. The Tunisian president's spokeswoman, Saidra Qrash, said that security agencies in some countries have warned recently that a number of Tunisian women, or women who carry Tunisian passports, have returned from S...

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  • US Announces $285 Million Cut in UN Funding
US Announces $285 Million Cut in UN Funding

Tonga was one of 21 countries absent from voting at the United Nations headquarters, on December 21, when the UN passed a resolution opposing the United States' unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The 35 countries that abstained from voting for the Resolution were: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Benin, Bh...

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  • At least five dead after Moscow bus ploughs into underground walkway
At least five dead after Moscow bus ploughs into underground walkway

The driver was detained and the authorities instituted a criminal case citing the services falling short of security requirements and encroachments on the safety regulations for public transport. It has been reported that five people were killed as a result of the incident, the causes of which are yet to be established. Some unconfirmed reports s...

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  • Apple admits slowing older iPhones; check proof and facts!
Apple admits slowing older iPhones; check proof and facts!

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, the suit filed by Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakatoa Speas claims " Apple's decision to slow the operation of older phones to save battery life was never requested or agreed upon". This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iMac Pro launch, using Amazon Echo and Alexa with HomeKit products, the fake Cuphead game that appeared o...

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  • Dutch Journalist Debunks US Ambassador's 'Fake News' Claim to His Face
Dutch Journalist Debunks US Ambassador's 'Fake News' Claim to His Face

Since its beginning, though, the Freedom Center has become the premier financier of anti-Muslim voices and radical ideologies, as well as acting as an exporter of misinformation that seeks to increase popular appeal for Horowitz's fears and phobias.

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  • Next Syria peace talks in Geneva in January — UN's de Mistura
Next Syria peace talks in Geneva in January — UN's de Mistura

The next high-level global meeting on Syria in Astana will be held in the second half of February 2018. He also elaborated on the UN's plan to continue Syrian-Syrian talks. United Nations special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he planned to organize a next round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva in the second half of January.

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  • Trump Commutes Prison Sentence for Former Iowa Agriprocessors CEO
Trump Commutes Prison Sentence for Former Iowa Agriprocessors CEO

The Daily News reported Rubashkin was first arrested in 2008, after the Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs enforcement raided the Iowa plant and arrested nearly 400 undocumented immigrants. "A bipartisan group of more than 100 former high-ranking and distinguished Department of Justice (DOJ) officials, prosecutors, judges, and lega...

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  • Suspect drives away with Florida policeman hanging onto auto door
Suspect drives away with Florida policeman hanging onto auto door

The driver of the auto, which police say is Thomas Cabrera , 38, is now facing a charge of attempted murder of a law enforment officer for the incident, which was recorded by Cusack's body camera. The vehicle that struck Cusack got onto northbound Interstate 75 before continuing east on I-595. When responding Officer Jon Cusack arrived, the 19...

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  • Sterling edges up but traders cautious on Brexit talks
Sterling edges up but traders cautious on Brexit talks

The decision, due to be made public at 1pm today, would mean European banks offering wholesale services would not face new hurdles to operating in London, which vies with NY for the title of the world's financial capital. Chancellor Philip Hammond said: "I am confident that we will agree a deep and special partnership for the future with the EU27...

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  • Turkey's leader calls for backing of United Nations motion on Jerusalem
Turkey's leader calls for backing of United Nations motion on Jerusalem

According to Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour, the General Assembly will vote on a draft resolution calling for Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to be withdrawn. The Thursday meeting will be a continuation of that session. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated that what "we witnessed here in the Security Counci...

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  • Dense fog advisory issued for Brevard
Dense fog advisory issued for Brevard

The warning is in place from 8pm to midday. The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a Dense Fog Advisory , which is in effect until 11 AM CST this morning. The early morning fog is expected to erode by mid to late Monday morning. We should also mention that a few strong to severe storms are possible Wednesday as the air will be rel...

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  • Twitter suspends accounts of British far-right group leaders
Twitter suspends accounts of British far-right group leaders

The three controversial video posts that the USA president had shared with his more than 40 million followers have also disappeared. The party's official Twitter page has suffered the same fate. Tweets can still include hate imagery, but users will have to click through a warning to see them, the company said. Twitter is also prohibiting use...

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  • Parts of Texas May Have a White Christmas This Year
Parts of Texas May Have a White Christmas This Year

With the Christmas holiday coming up, there will be plenty of motorists on the roads later this week. However, it is still too early to determine specifically what type of precipitation will occur, and how much, if any, accumulations we may see.

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  • Thomas Fire now third-most destructive in state history
Thomas Fire now third-most destructive in state history

Forest Service and CAL Fire say the threat will remain high due to an estimated 129 million trees that died in California over the past year from drought and beetle infestation. They returned home from Colorado on Sunday and found little of what was left of their house. "It's where we live". Everything about the fire has been major, from the shee...

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  • Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party
Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

Uttam Kumar Reddy along with AICC Telangana in-charge secretary R.C. Khuntia, TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and other leaders met Rahul Gandhi at AICC headquarters in New Delhi and conveyed his wishes. Gandhi was elected to the leadership of the Congress party unopposed and succeeds his mother, Sonia Gandhi. He expressed confiden...

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  • U.S. declares North Korea led huge WannaCry cyberattack
U.S. declares North Korea led huge WannaCry cyberattack

Other governments and private companies including the United Kingdom and Microsoft agree with the US's conclusion, he said. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled "It's Official: North Korea Is Behind WannaCry ", White House Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert claimed on Monday that the US's findings in their investigation are " based on evid...

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  • Aliens on Earth: US Government spends $31 million on UFO research
Aliens on Earth: US Government spends $31 million on UFO research

The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme had a budget of 22 million U.S. dollars a year. The paper was able to uncover information about it through a series of interviews and government document requests. The Times published a video clip that was recorded by a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and retained by the Pentagon's UFO program. The m...

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  • CDC allegedly banned from using
CDC allegedly banned from using "science-based" and other phrases

If George Carlin was still alive, he'd probably die after hearing this: Policy analysts at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told they were forbidden from using seven words or phrases in official documents being prepped for next year's budget, an analyst who took part in the 9-minute briefing told the Washington...

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  • Real Madrid win five trophies in a calendar year for first time
Real Madrid win five trophies in a calendar year for first time

DF Raphael Varane, 5 - Probably should have scored from a position under the crossbar and was at fault for the goal as he stood off Romarinho. And while the presence of Ronaldo in the Merengue team means his talents are often overlooked when it comes to individual prizes, this time the former Tottenham star got the recognition he deserved for in...

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  • Lions Become Rockettes For Christmas-Themed Touchdown Celebration
Lions Become Rockettes For Christmas-Themed Touchdown Celebration

Facing 3rd-and-18 after a holding call and blown-up screen pass, Stafford sliced through a pair of pass rushers and rolled out to his right, heaving a prayer to Jones. Mitchell Trubisky threw for 314 yards and a touchdown, but also threw three interceptions as the Bears clinched their fourth-straight 10 loss season with the defeat.

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  • 3 killed in Indonesia natural disaster
3 killed in Indonesia natural disaster

The tremors were measured at magnitude 6.5 and was centered in Cipatujah, the western side of Java, a US Geological Survey report said. He posted photos of people scouring collapsed buildings. At least nine hundred houses were also damaged in addition to schools and government offices across West Java and Central Java provinces, the national disa...

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  • Billionaire philanthropist and wife found dead in mansion in 'suspicious' circumstances
Billionaire philanthropist and wife found dead in mansion in 'suspicious' circumstances

Hopkinson said police were called to the Shermans' home in an upscale neighborhood of north Toronto just before noon on Friday in response to a "medical complaint". The company grew to employ more than 11,000 people across the globe, while Sherman amassed a fortune estimated to be at least $3.2 billion (€2.7 billion).

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  • United States to Highlight What it Calls 'Iran's Ongoing Destabilizing Activities'
United States to Highlight What it Calls 'Iran's Ongoing Destabilizing Activities'

The siege has pushed the war-torn country to the brink of "the largest starvation the world has seen for many decades", according to the United Nations. "While #Iran has been calling for ceasefire, aid and dialogue in #Yemen from day 1, United States has sold weapons enabling its allies to kill civilians and impose starvation".

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  • Triple talaq worse than murder: BJP minister Giriraj Singh
Triple talaq worse than murder: BJP minister Giriraj Singh

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad , briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, confirmed that the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill has been approved, but refused to share details as Parliament was in session. "This is the first step in the direction of codified Muslim law and hopefully there will be a discussion in Parliament ...

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  • Widow to run for seat of Kentucky lawmaker who killed self
Widow to run for seat of Kentucky lawmaker who killed self

Rebecca Johnson was by her husband's side during that news conference. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published a story earlier this week detailing accusations that Johnson sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2013.

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  • Parliament's winter session adjourned till 18 December
Parliament's winter session adjourned till 18 December

Amit Shah's seat is on the other side of the aisle from Prime Minister Modi and BJP's leader of the house, Arun Jaitley . Congress also said that they are hoping to have positive discussions during the session. The Session is likely to be stormy as the Opposition parties led by Congress are gearing up to corner the government raising several is...

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  • Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 cops in academy bombing
Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 cops in academy bombing

Africa Command said in a statement. It was blamed for the massive lorry bombing that killed 512 people in the capital in October. - making it one of the deadliest attacks since September 11 in NY. Al-Shabab spokesman Abdiasis Abu Musab told Reuters that it was behind the attack. It has been driven out of Mogadishu and most of the main towns it ...

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  • Volunteers needed for kettle campaign in Maple Ridge
Volunteers needed for kettle campaign in Maple Ridge

Money collected during the Red Kettle Campaign helps fund meals for those in need and Christmas gifts for children who might not otherwise have anything to open on Christmas morning. "I like it, even when it's cold", she said. "We've been very fortunate, so (it's) an opportunity to share", Dan Dunklee, of Concord, said. Among the services tha...

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  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to submit its reply to ICJ today
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to submit its reply to ICJ today

Pakistan rejected India's plea for consular access to death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav at the ICJ , claiming that New Delhi wants the access to get the information gathered by its "spy". The incarcerated RAW agent, in his video statement, has confessed to involvement in sabotage and espionage inside Pakistan, which has also been the crux of ...

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  • Sen. Merkley: Trump Must Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
Sen. Merkley: Trump Must Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

The 56 representatives sent a letter Monday to Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy and Democrat Elijah Cummings of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "And I think the time has come". "I thought maybe he didn't mean to do it, but I was kind of making excuses", she added. That's the part that was missing from what Nikki Hale...

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