• Latest ISIS Attack In Afghanistan Is Bad News For US Effort
Latest ISIS Attack In Afghanistan Is Bad News For US Effort

Rahimi earlier said that the attackers entered a building under construction near a training center of the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's main intelligence agency. No one immediately claimed the attack, which took place in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. Elsewhere in the country, a Taliban suicide attacker detonated a auto b...

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  • Cyril Ramaphosa Wins ANC Leadership Battle in South Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa Wins ANC Leadership Battle in South Africa

With scandal and graft accusations having tainted Zuma's presidency, the party is deeply divided and its image tarnished at home and overseas. A total of 4,776 delegates began casting their ballots in the early hours of Monday, the ANC said, to select between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zuma's preferred candidate, his ex-wife and former ...

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  • Mother and 3 Children Die in Brooklyn House Fire
Mother and 3 Children Die in Brooklyn House Fire

The flames tore through a house in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay neighborhood early Monday morning, fire officials said . The 40-year-old mother, Aliza Azam, and her two sons, aged 11 and 7, and a daughter, 3, did not escape. "The units, knowing there were people in the home, pushed in very aggressively". According to the National Fire Protection ...

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  • Sarah Palin's eldest son has been arrested again
Sarah Palin's eldest son has been arrested again

Track Palin arrived at the family home on Saturday after telling his father, Todd Palin, that he was going to "beat his ass", according to a sworn affidavit obtained by the Anchorage Daily News . A court order means Track Palin, a US Army reserve veteran who served in Iraq in 2008, is now barred from contacting his parents and two younger sib...

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  • Cabinet committee discusses post-Brexit trade
Cabinet committee discusses post-Brexit trade

There was broad agreement that Britain should argue for a bespoke trade deal combining the access of a Norwegian-style trade agreement and the flexibility of a Canada-style free trade deal. Theresa May will tell MPs the United Kingdom will look to sign trade deals with non-EU countries and prepare new immigration controls during a transitional dea...

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  • [Update] SHINee's Jonghyun dies in hospital
[Update] SHINee's Jonghyun dies in hospital

Police said they received a telephone call from his sister at 4:42 p.m. Monday, saying she thought he may have attempted suicide . The singer was moved to a nearby hospital but was later pronounced dead, police said. Kim also launched a solo career in 2015, with his debut studio album "She Is" peaking at No. 1 on the South Korean charts. SM ...

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  • US Blames North Korea for WannaCry Ransomware Attack
US Blames North Korea for WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Bossert said those responsible for carrying out cyber-attacks against the United States would be held accountable, but he did not mention specific actions Washington was considering taking against Pyongyang. In relation to thwarting alleged malicious behavior online, Bossert credits President Donald Trump for " continu [ing] sanctions on Russian ha...

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  • U.S. vetoes United Nations resolution against Trump's Jerusalem decision
U.S. vetoes United Nations resolution against Trump's Jerusalem decision

The rare use of the United States veto to block the vote was not an embarrassment, Haley said, but should embarrass the other council members. Under a 1950 resolution, an emergency special session can be called for the General Assembly to consider a matter "with a view to making appropriate recommendations to members for collective measures" if t...

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  • Twitter starts enforcing new policies on violence, abuse, and hateful conduct
Twitter starts enforcing new policies on violence, abuse, and hateful conduct

Twitter has always been accused of amplifying the reach of people and rhetoric that promote hate, extremist views and violence. Twitter has 330 million monthly active users. President Donald Trump won't have Brit alt-righter Jayda Fransen's videos to retweet any more. The social media giant shut down the official Twitter account of Britain ...

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  • United Kingdom base incident not being treated as terrorism
United Kingdom base incident not being treated as terrorism

Local police said they were called at around 1.40pm (1340 GMT) to reports of a "disturbance", saying: "The base was put into lockdown and units responded immediately". Air Force Europe, says a lockdown imposed at the base has been lifted. British media are suggesting someone in a vehicle tried to force his way through a checkpoint, but this hasn'...

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  • Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest layoffs
Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest layoffs

Nissenkorn said Saturday evening the strike is meant to send a "clear message" the union would not accept the layoffs of Israeli workers. A Teva Pharmaceutical Industries building in Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel , December 14, 2017. "We need to do everything possible to prevent the closure of plants in Jerusalem ", Netanyahu told his minist...

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  • Plane Headed To Maryland Crashes Killing 3 People, 1 Dog
Plane Headed To Maryland Crashes Killing 3 People, 1 Dog

About 9:10 p.m., the ISP was notified that an aircraft had crashed in a heavily wooded area behind a residence in the 5000 block of North Hamburg Road and that the plane had possibly caught fire after crashing. Indiana State Highway Patrol reports the plane originated in Kansas City, Missouri and stopped in Columbus, Indiana to refuel, before takin...

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  • Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured
Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured

Police said it took 90 minutes to evacuate the chair lift, including people who were stranded aloft when the lift was stopped. Check back for more details as they become known . It's a "high angle rescue", he said, and it's sort of a rock climbing technique. It said 20 skiers were "stuck/pinned with injuries". Ski patrol did a "fantastic" jo...

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  • Nebraska beats Florida in four sets to win fifth volleyball national title
Nebraska beats Florida in four sets to win fifth volleyball national title

In that final set, the Huskers got back to controlling the match and were able to upset the number one seeded Penn State. This is also the eighth straight time that Nebraska has defeated Penn State, with the last victory for the Nittany Lions coming all the way back in 2014.

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  • Mizoram can become power exporter: Modi
Mizoram can become power exporter: Modi

The BJP's agenda, Modi said, will be to ensure speedy and all-round development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his visit to Mizoram and Meghalaya , On his visit, he inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road project that will connect the state to its counterparts.

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  • Trump Judicial Nominee Stumped by Basic Legal Questions for Five Agonizing Minutes
Trump Judicial Nominee Stumped by Basic Legal Questions for Five Agonizing Minutes

Kennedy then asks: 'Have you every tried a jury trial?' Despite the two withdrawals, the president has enjoyed an excellent track record getting his conservative judicial nominees - many of them controversial - confirmed , with the backing of Senate Republicans.

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  • Australian police arrest man accused of brokering N. Korean missiles
Australian police arrest man accused of brokering N. Korean missiles

The man had been charged with two counts under an act preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, police said, and with another four under legislation enforcing United Nations and Australian sanctions against North Korea. They also claim Chan attempted to broker sales of coal to entities in Vietnam and Indonesia. "Let me be clear w...

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  • US Wants Tighter Security Measures for Visa Waiver Countries
US Wants Tighter Security Measures for Visa Waiver Countries

The changes also affect VWP countries that have higher rates of citizens overstaying their visas to the U.S. If more than 2 percent of a country's visitors stay beyond the expiration of their visa, that country will be required to carry out a public information campaign aimed at reducing those overstay violations, the Department of Homeland Securi...

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  • Saturday Night Live Takes Aim at Omarosa's Exit From the White House
Saturday Night Live Takes Aim at Omarosa's Exit From the White House

First up is Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, saying she has chosen an ornament with "disgraced" former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on it. Here's how I vote: I look at both candidates, I listen to them speak, and then I ask myself, "If I got pulled over, which one of these candidates would I rather see approaching my auto?...

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  • Trump thanks Putin for acknowledging 'strong economic progress' in US
Trump thanks Putin for acknowledging 'strong economic progress' in US

Mr Putin said claims of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election had been "invented" by Mr Trump's enemies. No, they have another military exercise, and North Korea responded by launching another missile. The pair discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the Korean Peninsula during a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement th...

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