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Trump gives key post to Aussie

YOU may not have heard the name Andrew N. Liveris before, but chances are you’ll be hearing quite a lot more about him now.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:58 am

Contiki bus full of tourists falls off cliff

A CONTIKI tour bus bound for Indonesia’s Gili Islands has plunged off a cliff while packed with tourists, leaving at least one person dead and more injured.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:41 am

Obamas break tradition with Xmas card

THE Obamas have sent out their final White House Christmas card ... and have broken with tradition by using this image.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:38 am

Gambia President concedes defeat, oh wait!

AFRICAN nation in outrage after President Yahya Jammeh graciously conceded defeat in a national election, but surprised everyone a week later.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:33 am

Anti-Islam MP guilty of discrimination

ANTI-ISLAM politician Geert Wilders has been found guilty of inciting discrimination, a conviction he slammed as a “shameful” attack on free speech.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:27 am

Teacher calls Trump’s election ‘terrorism’

A PROFESSOR has been filmed calling Donald Trump’s election an “act of terrorism”. The student who leaked the video has been threatened.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:07 am

Zookeeper’s near miss with lion

A ZOOKEEPER giving a demonstration about not showing fear has screamed for his life after a lion broke through a fence and charged him.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 12:11 am

Giuliani won't be in cabinet as Trump makes campaign-style stops

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Appearing jovial and relaxed, Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, enthusiastically prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday's Senate runoff election and protect the party's 52-48 margin in Washington.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 11:04 pm

Mass killer chuckled during confession

DYLANN Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. But he surprised himself with the scale of his church massacre.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:30 pm

‘Power to change everything’

THEY could reverse cancer, eliminate obesity and alter genes forever. What you need to know about the group changing “everything”.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 9:33 pm

'People just panicked': 6.9 magnitude quake destroys homes on Solomon Islands

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Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 8:59 pm

Pizzagate shooting a ‘false flag’

CONSPIRACY theorists who believe Hillary Clinton is running a child sex ring out of a pizza shop think a shooting there last week was a staged event.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 8:39 pm

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Charleston Church Shooting

Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston, N.C., he had learned about online.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 6:35 pm

Obama orders 'deep dive review' of 'malicious' election campaign hacking

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U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review on the election-season hacking that rattled the presidential campaign and raised new concerns about foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 5:38 pm

British police: 83 potential suspects in soccer abuse probe

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Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer say 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 5:23 pm

Zika outbreak: Florida lifts infection zone in Miami Beach

Zika Florida

All areas in Florida cleared of active Zika transmission, governor declares

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 4:24 pm

Blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

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​Two women suicide bombers blow themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 4:11 pm

Clemency bid for Canadian on death row in Montana awaits action from governor

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Montana's governor is being asked to act on a petition to spare the life of a Canadian who's been on death row in the United States for over three decades.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 3:21 pm

Powerful quake kills at least 97

At least 25 people were killed in an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province Wednesday morning according to the head of the Aceh Red Cross.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:50 pm

Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from 'state-sponsored doping'

More than 1,000 Russian athletes across 30 sports -- including football -- benefited from state-sponsored doping, according to the latest findings of a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:49 pm

Voices from Mosul: 'Hope is Fading'

When Iraqi troops launched the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS in late October, many families in the city were hopeful. After two years living under the militant group's draconian rule, they believed they would be freed in a matter of days.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:31 pm

Trump picks fast-food CEO as labour secretary

Carls Jr Hardees CEO Q and A

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump names fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the Department of Labor, drawing criticism from labour advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:13 pm

U.S. regulators mull allowing in-flight phone calls via plane's Wi-Fi

Cellphones On Planes

Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:30 pm

South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park

Lawmakers in South Korea's National Assembly voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal. The vote was 234-56, with six abstentions.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:27 pm

Aleppo: UN fears for 100,000 trapped civilians, missing men

Hundreds of men are allegedly missing after crossing from rebel-held eastern Aleppo to the government-controlled west, the United Nations said Friday, as it voiced deep concern for the fate of some 100,000 civilians still trapped in the east.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:04 pm

Hundreds reportedly missing after fleeing Aleppo

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Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of men who have disappeared and are feared to have been seized by the government.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:55 pm

Dutch court finds Geert Wilders guilty of hate speech

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A Dutch court convicts populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders of hate speech, at the end of a trial he branded a politically motivated "charade" that endangered freedom of speech.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 11:32 am

India's cash crisis a 'mammoth tragedy'

India's decision to ban most of its cash is a disaster that has shattered people's trust in the government.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:53 am

Donald Trump's choice of generals for top posts 'extremely unusual'

Trump's generals - Kelly, Flynn, Mattis

The procession of former military officers nominated for top jobs in Donald Trump’s administration is raising concerns over whether the appointments could defy an American constitutional tenet: civilian oversight of government.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:00 am

Americans getting better deal than Canadians on rebate for Samsung washers

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A Samsung customer says Canadians are getting a raw deal compared to Americans when it comes to a rebate offered by Samsung on its recalled top-loading washing machines.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:00 am

Hong Kong leader CY Leung not to seek re-election

Hong Kong leader CY Leung says he will not seek re-election, citing "stress" on his family.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 9:23 am

Boris Johnson tours Middle East amid Saudi row

Boris Johnson begins a tour of the Middle East amid a row over comments he made about Saudi Arabia.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 8:26 am

Park Geun-hye: S Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader

South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 7:57 am

South Korea president Park Geun-hye is impeached

Park Geun-Hye

South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 7:48 am

The opulent homes of Britain's aristocrats

"Great Houses: Modern Aristocrats" gives readers a look inside Britain's stately mansions and the often remarkable stories of the families who own them.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 7:25 am

Islamic State 'has lost 50,000 fighters' over two years

At least 50,000 IS militants have been killed over the past two years, a top US military official says.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 6:33 am

US actor Judge Reinhold arrested in Dallas

US actor Judge Reinhold is arrested after a confrontation with security officials at Dallas airport.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 4:35 am

Hillary Clinton warns of 'fake news epidemic'

Losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the spread of "fake news" threatens the US.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 4:28 am

Survivors of Haiti's rape crisis

Gisele stands behind a tall plant with vibrant pink flowers. Her face is hidden, her hands are raised toward the sky. Marie sits in a riverbed while her white dress floats in the water. You can see the goosebumps on her skin. Viviane lies in a patch of sun with a journal resting on her face.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 3:01 am

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart to buy Kidman estate

Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:51 am

We reveal the finery the royal family turn to for Diplomatic Reception - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

We reveal the finery the royal family turn to for Diplomatic Reception
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Draped in some of the most breathtaking diamonds from the royal vaults, the Queen and the most senior members of her family posed for an historic photograph tonight. While his wife dazzled beside him in precious jewels and a breathtaking designer ...
Kate Middleton Wears Diana's Tiara For Royal Family Portrait With Queen And CamillaThe Inquisitr
Kate Middleton Pregnant With Third Royal Baby: Duchess To Show Off Weight Gain In First Scout Event In Over Two ...Celebrity Dirty Laundry
Stunning Kate Middleton lights up Buckingham Palace wearing Princess Diana's tiara with vibrant red dressMirror.co.uk
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:27 am

Chaos, desperation at first U.N. aid distribution inside Mosul - Yahoo News


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Chaos, desperation at first U.N. aid distribution inside Mosul
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MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police fired shots in the air and threatened to whip crowds with a hose as residents tried to overrun the first distribution of aid by UN agencies inside Mosul on Thursday, a scene of the desperation in areas retaken from ...
Official says U.S.-led coalition has killed 50000 IS militantsMetroNews Canada
Tigris lioness: Iraqi militiawoman fights for revenge against Islamic StateAOL News
Don't Shrink Iraq to Save ItThe National Interest Online
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:09 am

Hollywood legend

A selection of images from the life and career of US actor Kirk Douglas, who celebrates his 100th birthday on 9 December.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:55 am

Congress Moves to Curb Ticket Scalping, Banning Bots Used Online - New York Times


New York Times

Congress Moves to Curb Ticket Scalping, Banning Bots Used Online
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Lining up for a lottery to buy discounted tickets to the popular Broadway show “Hamilton.” Credit Michael Nagle for The New York Times. With public attention focused on the scourge of online ticket scalping, Congress has passed a bill outlawing bots, ...
Can Congressional legislation beat scalper bots?Christian Science Monitor
Bill would block ticket hackersUSA TODAY
Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-OutsNPR
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:24 am

Trump to stay EP on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:20 am

Saudis at war

The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at whether Saudi Arabia can achieve its goals in Yemen's messy war.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:16 am

Syrian president says victory still in sight for Aleppo - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Syrian president says victory still in sight for Aleppo
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The Syrian army's advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the six-year-old war. Russia's RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign ...
A victory in Aleppo would be 'big gain' but won't end civil war, Assad saysToronto Star
Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-upNews1130
Quebecers who fought with Syrian rebels identified: reportToronto Sun
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:08 am

John Ivison: Joe Biden's Ottawa visit a Seinfeldian trip about nothing - National Post


National Post

John Ivison: Joe Biden's Ottawa visit a Seinfeldian trip about nothing
National Post
OTTAWA — It's not clear who might want to harm a lame-duck U.S. vice-president, but Canadian security forces were taking no chances. The Christmas tree in Centre Block's rotunda on Parliament Hill was removed, lest an assailant hide amidst the fairy ...

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:51 am

Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'

The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:46 am

Trump picks Andrew Puzder to lead US Department of Labor

Donald Trump picks a fast-food executive opposed to higher minimum wages to lead the labour department.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:38 am

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