• Boko Haram ousted from last major camp in stronghold

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    It follows a large-scale offensive by the military in recent weeks to reclaim the vast former colonial game reserve that has been the group's base. In 2014, Boko Haram fighters kidnapped more than 275 young girls in the village of Chibok, spurring a two-year manhunt that recovered some but not all of the victims in the viral #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
  • Book of condolences opens at Russian Embassy in Baku

    Book of condolences opens at Russian Embassy in Baku

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    A team of 18 Russian investigators has arrived in Turkey to establish what led to the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara, Andrei Karlov. A Turkish official said on Tuesday evening that Mevlet Cavusoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, spoke to John Kerry, US secretary of state, by phone and provided information on the assailant.
  • Warriors All-82 podcast: Recapping the Nets win and the road travels

    Warriors All-82 podcast: Recapping the Nets win and the road travels

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    They outscored the Nets 39-19. Durant scored 15 of his points in the second half, which was significantly different for the Warriors. The Warriors and Nets looked like they switched bodies before the game then once more at halftime. The Golden State Warriors knew they would need energy and were missing the guy who often provides it, so they weren't totally surprised by their poor first half.
  • Video Shows Massive Fireworks Factory Explosion in Mexico

    Video Shows Massive Fireworks Factory Explosion in Mexico

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    On Wednesday, investigators continued to comb through the wreckage of homes destroyed in the explosion. A massive explosion gutted Mexico's biggest fireworks market, killing at least 29 people and injuring 70, authorities said.The conflagration, in the suburb of Tultepec , set off a quickfire series of multicoloured blasts and a vast cloud of smoke yesterday that hung over Mexico City.
  • Deadline shoppers crowd stores, malls for last-minute gifts

    Deadline shoppers crowd stores, malls for last-minute gifts

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    Holiday shoppers who are hoping to make Walmart their last stop on Christmas Eve will be disappointed to find out that the retailer is closing two hours earlier than a year ago. Wilton Senior Center will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day , as well as Monday, Dec. 26. Artesia Lanes: Christmas Eve, open 11 a.m.
  • Dead orca was 'looking skinny' over the summer, researchers say

    Dead orca was 'looking skinny' over the summer, researchers say

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    Initial examination indicates that the animal appears to have blunt trauma to the dorsal side, and a hematoma indicating that J34 was alive at the time of injury. As a member of the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population, J34 spent much of the year in the Salish Sea. However, Cottrell said its blubber and muscle tissue were normal.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded the USA veto the resolution

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    In a Thursday morning Facebook post , Trump said that the measure should be vetoed when it comes up for a vote at the United Nations , as it "puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis". Israel has been intensely lobbying the USA since early Thursday morning to cast a veto, as it did in 2011 the last time a draft resolution regarding West Bank settlements was put forward.
  • Pulse families sue social media, alleging aid for IS

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    Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. The suit was filed Monday in a federal court in eastern MI on behalf of the families of Tevin Crosby, 25; Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40; and Juan Guerrero, 22. Altman claims that because ISIS uses popular Internet services such as Facebook , YouTube and Twitter to celebrate victories and embolden new recruits, these companies should be held responsible for the violence the terrorist group incites.
  • D.C. Metro Inauguration Day Card Omits Any Mention Of Trump

    D.C. Metro Inauguration Day Card Omits Any Mention Of Trump

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    Wiedefeld as saying. The metro in Washington D.C. has broke tradition and opted to not include any mention of the next president on their Inauguration Day SmarTrip Card. Bush never was . "Metro spokesman Dan Stessel confirmed to WTOP the transit agency is working with Trump's inaugural committee to design the protective sleeves, using the special pope covers as a template".
  • Turkish soldiers killed, 33 wounded in IS Syria attacks

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    Meanwhile, the Turkish General Staff in a written statement said 90 Daesh targets had been destroyed in airstrikes on Al-Bab, while 160 terrorists were killed during Thursday's clashes. It is the Turkish military's biggest loss in a single day since launching its military operation in Syria in August. Almost 140 jihadists reportedly died in the clashes.
  • UN Creates Team to Prepare Cases on War Crimes in Syria

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    The General Assembly called upon all states and parties to the conflict in the Middle East country to "cooperate fully" with the created structure and commission of inquiry. Iran's Deputy Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani said the move "undoubtedly seeks to advance a political agenda under the disguise of quest for justice".
  • Berlin police says not clear if driver detained

    Berlin police says not clear if driver detained

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    The owner of the truck used in the Berlin attack tried to pull the wheel out from the terrorist's grasp as he drove into the Christmas market . Twelve people were killed and nearly 50 wounded when the lorry tore through the Berlin crowd on Monday, smashing wooden stalls and crushing victims.
  • Jordan: Islamic State claims responsibility for Kerak attack

    Jordan: Islamic State claims responsibility for Kerak attack

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    The general security department said in a statement that police surrounded a house where the gunmen were holed up and that the suspects opened fire on them. Officials worry about radical Islam's growing profile in Jordan. "In the light of the number of explosives and weapons found, the target wasn't just Karak", Hamad said Monday in a news conference.
  • Indonesia elite police kill 3 suspects during terror raid

    Indonesia elite police kill 3 suspects during terror raid

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    A sustained crackdown in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, weakened numerous most unsafe extremist networks responsible for a string of deadly homegrown attacks during the 2000s. Television footage showed an officer wearing a blast-resistant suit entering the house. Reports state that during the raid, the suspects threw something at them which turned out to be a bomb, which did not explode.
  • 'Car bomb' driven into Christian lobby group headquarters in Australia

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    It's unclear if the incident was terror-related or a hate crime. Mr Shelton said the ground floor windows of the ACL's offices were blown out by the force of the explosion. It is not yet known if the incident was an accident or a deliberate attack. He said the van was loaded with gas cylinders and detonated in the carpark outside the office, incinerating the vehicle.
  • Storm Barbara threatens Christmas travel disruption

    Storm Barbara threatens Christmas travel disruption

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    Saturday night, Christmas Eve, there will be a chance of drizzle after midnight, according to the weather service. But sadly the United Kingdom hasn't seen a white Christmas day since 2009, and even then it was only snowing in a few areas.
  • That Time Donald Trump Donated Thousands to Jewish Settlement

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    Miller said that a timeline as to when the embassy would be moved would be "premature" at this point, but reiterated Trump's commitment to the transfer. Since October 2015, 244 Palestinians , including attackers, unarmed protesters, and bystanders have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
  • Sons deny offering meetings with Trump for $1 million donations

    Sons deny offering meetings with Trump for $1 million donations

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    The only thing is, no specific charities are named in any of the brochures advertising the opportunities, and neither is information clarifying how "net proceeds" will be calculated. The Trump boys and the president-elect were only thinking about selling access to the White House. Donald Jr ("Don") and Eric think it's a lot of fun to kill defenseless wild animals for sport, and apparently the entire family believes that hunting is part of "the great American tradition of outdoor sporting", ...
  • Pinoys satisfied with drug war, believe crime went down

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    Despite those fears, the survey also found that Filipinos were staunchly behind the President's war on drugs, which has drawn worldwide concern and a request from a United Nations human rights expert to investigate. 39% of respondents said it is "very serious", 30% said it is "somewhat serious", 22% were "undecided", and three percent said it is "not serious at all".
  • Russian Official Blames

    Russian Official Blames "Western Media" for Turkish Ambassador's Assassination

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    Turkish police shot and killed the gunman, Turkish station NTV reported. Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, said Russian president Vladimir Putin had been informed of the attack. "These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the Earth - a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners", he said shortly after the Berlin truck attack.
  • What we know about Berlin Christmas market attack

    What we know about Berlin Christmas market attack

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    A tow truck operates at the scene where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square . It traveled 50 to 80 feet before coming to a stop. He added that the crashed truck had a Polish license plate and that German officials were in contact with Polish authorities. Ariel Zurawski said he last spoke with his cousin several hours before the crash, and was told that the truck was set to be unloaded Tuesday.
  • MH370: Ministry keen to see how ATSB report can aid search

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    This, they said, was the last area the plane could possibly be located, given current evidence. And a new area where Flight 370 most likely crashed may never be searched. It would represent the second time the search has been extended if funding is forthcoming. Grace Subathirai Nathan, the daughter of a crash victim, said she is losing faith in the search mission and wants more countries to get involved if authorities from Australia , Malaysia and China can not give them answers.
  • Truck ploughs into Christmas market in Berlin, several killed

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    Berlin police issued caution and asked people not to "spread rumors" as they investigated the nature of the crash. The crash occurred in Breitscheidplatz in the western part of central Berlin . German police are saying this appears to be an attack though they have yet to identify a motive. Many others were injured. Wolfgang Bosbach, a member of parliament with Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats party, said that there are indications the Berlin carnage "was a deliberate attack ".
  • Dangerous Cold Monday Morning; More Snow Expected Around Christmas

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    Winds are manageable SW 5-12 miles per hour. Currently, we can expect similar highs through Friday , and then a potential dip in temperatures for the holiday weekend. Wind chill values between -10 and -20. Wind chill values as low as -8. Wed: High: 47 Low: 21 Sunny. Partly cloudy skies should remain in effect. Sunday night into Monday will be very cold with temperatures ranging from the mid 20s north of I-10 to the mid 30s at the coast.
  • Tamil Nadu CM seeks Rs 22500 crore Cyclone Vardah relief

    Tamil Nadu CM seeks Rs 22500 crore Cyclone Vardah relief

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    The chief minister will also submit a letter to PM Modi requesting the Centre to give Bharat Ratna to late chief minister Jayalalithaa and also construct a life-size bronze statue of the former AIADMK chief in the Parliament complex. Earlier on 12th December, Cyclone Vardah hit several parts of Tamil Nadu state. Elangovan said Cyclone Vardah had affected only three districts of Tamil Nadu, whereas farmers of the state are suffering from scarcity of water.
  • US Electoral College meets to formally confirm Trump win

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    The electors have been bombarded with letters , phone calls, social media pleadings and e-mail from people who hope they will vote for either Clinton or any Republican other than Trump, who won 306 electoral votes nationally. CCTV America's Yasmeen Alamiri explains the unique part of the American election process. Madison resident Frank Schneeberger , who identifies as a republican but says he voted for Hillary Clinton , told the Cap Times that he thought it was "sickening" that his ...
  • Political slugfest breaks out over new army chief

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    The announcement that Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat will take over as the next Army Chief has kicked up a storm. While Lt Gen Rawat is from the Infantry, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, the senior most army commander who was superseded, is from the Armoured Corps.