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Aboutrika openly sympathized with the Brotherhood, and publicly endorsed Morsi in his successful presidential run in 2012, the pinnacle of a string of Brotherhood electoral victories following the overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
  • Libyan wins right to sue ex-British minister over rendition

    Libyan wins right to sue ex-British minister over rendition

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    Mr Belhaj - a long-time opponent of Gaddafi - and his then-pregnant Moroccan wife claim they were kidnapped and tortured under the dictator's regime, when Straw was foreign secretary. But the Government had argued that the claims should be barred under state immunity and the "act of state" doctrine - which prohibits the courts of one country sitting in judgment of the acts of the government of another within its own territory.
  • Donald Trump won't be using the POTUS Twitter account

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    Pointing out that he had 46 million followers across different social media accounts, Trump told the newspaper: "I'd rather just let that build up and just keep it @therealdonaldtrump". "This morning on television, Fox - 'Donald Trump , we have breaking news'". It's still unclear how the tight White House security will would have to change to allow Trump to tweet himself.
  • Chinese FA limits number of foreign players in match day squad

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    FC's Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts delve into Oscar's comments saying the CSL will one day be as great as the Premier League. With Chinese clubs making headlines due to big-money moves for European-based players, when the new season begins in March, teams can only have three non-Chinese players on the field at any one time.
  • Nations Paris Peace Conference Total Dud, Anti-Israel Gathering Defeated

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    The UK has moved to block an European Union decision to support the closing statement of the Israel-Palestine peace conference in Paris, a day after it refused to sign the conference's closing statement backing the two-state solution. The United Kingdom and Australia both expressed reservations about the closing statements made at the worldwide Mideast summit in Paris on Sunday, while the UK refused to sign the joint statement issued at the conclusion of the event.
  • Germany defends vehicle industry after Trump assault

    Germany defends vehicle industry after Trump assault

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    He also has warned Toyota based in Japan that it would be subject to his border tax if the company builds Corolla models in Mexico for the US market. Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne has said it would be too expensive to reconfigure some of the company's plants in Mexico if they faced tariffs with the United States, their main market.
  • Turkish Cargo Jet Crashes, Kills At Least 37

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    Manas airport, the main airport in the country, has been closed. Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister was quoted in The Aviation Herald as stating that the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC, also known as MAK) would be investigating. The plane has damaged 15 buildings in the village, Mukhammed Svarov, the head of crisis management center at the emergencies ministry was quoted as saying.
  • Springsteen cover band chooses the Boss over the Man, cancels inauguration gig

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    In a statement provided to the Springsteen fan blog Backstreets .com, keyboardist Will Forte cited the band's reverence for Springsteen as the group's reason for withdrawing. The group has performed for political events before, including the block party for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. I would trade in all the support and publicity just to go back to where we were four months ago.
  • Wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen arrested

    Wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen arrested

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    This California resident has been scheduled for an appearance in a San Francisco federal court. Noor Salman faces charges of aiding and abetting as well as obstruction of justice, according to CBS . Mateen was killed during a final shootout with an Orlando police SWAT team almost three hours after he opened fire on the club. In a recent interview with the New York Times , Salman insisted she was "unaware of everything" regarding the attack, and had no reason to believe her husband ...
  • Archaeologists Discover New Possible Link To Anne Frank

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    For the past decade, archaeologists have been conducting excavations at Sobibor, Poland-one of the most notorious German Nazi death camps. Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt on June 12, 1929. Researchers also uncovered the building where victims used to undress and get their heads shaved before being sent to gas chambers, according to a statement released by Yad Vashem , Israel's Holocaust museum.
  • Bahrain city hall set on fire after execution of three prisoners

    Bahrain city hall set on fire after execution of three prisoners

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    It has been rocked by sporadic unrest since March 2011 when security forces brutally crushed an Arab Spring-inspired uprising. Bahrain's interior ministry said the fire at Northern City Hall appeared intentional. Seven other defendants received life terms. Since the 2011 uprising, Bahrain has arrested and put on trial hundreds of Shiites and cracked down hard on the opposition, despite repeated appeals by worldwide rights groups.
  • Oman's ministry of oil and gas sets output cap on oil companies

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    While Middle East producers including Saudi Arabia have signaled they're sticking to the pledged reductions, the US Tuesday raised this year's output forecast. The OPEC supply deal has only been in effect for two weeks, and the group is to adopt compliance mechanisms at a meeting in Vienna on Sunday next week, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said in a Bloomberg Television interview in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
  • Cuban-Americans both celebrate, deplore end of 'wet foot, dry foot' policy

    Cuban-Americans both celebrate, deplore end of 'wet foot, dry foot' policy

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    Under the " wet foot, dry foot " policy, Cubans who made it to USA soil without a visa would not be deported and were granted "parole" status to wait out that year. Panama began humanitarian airlifts in May that sent more than 3,100 stranded Cubans north to Mexico at the USA border. "I do not think that the government of Panama will deport them...
  • Menopause for BC killer whales involves mother-daughter conflict

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    Female killer whales start their lives in a group where their kinship with others is low but when the female grows older and begins to have more offspring that stay with her, she became more related to the pod. "If an old female dies, her son's risk of dying in the year following her death is over eight times higher than if his mother was still alive", says Croft, "and these are adult sons, these are not juveniles, these are thirty-year-old, fully-grown males".
  • Tongariro bus crash: Most injured passengers discharged from hospital

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    She was one of the most seriously injured, while others suffered minor and moderate injuries and were all taken to hospital for treatment. Four of those hurt are said to be seriously injured. "They were very lucky... there's been a couple of fatalities on that corner", National Park Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Neil Ranford told the New Zealand Herald .
  • Que Langdon reunited with her mother in Australia

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    They weren't heard of until they reach the New South Wales town of Ulladulla on January 11. "A 49-year-old man is due in Te Awamutu District Court on January 25, charged with taking a child from New Zealand", Detective Sergeant Bill Crowe said.
  • Michelle Obama Thanks 'Silver Fox' Husband in Final 'Tonight' Appearance

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    When she sang "Single Ladies" with James CordenHave you ever seen or will you ever see a First Lady on a talk show singing out like us to one of the greatest pop icons of our time? Mrs Obama has often used her appearances on US TV to promote her campaign to get Americans to exercise and eat healthily.
  • Die in New Brazilian Prison Riot

    Die in New Brazilian Prison Riot

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    Many others are thought to have been killed in fighting between rival gangs at the prison in Rio Grande Do Norte state. The riot started in the Alcacuz and Rogerio Coutinho detention facilities outside the city of Natal on Saturday, said the office in charge of state penitentiaries.
  • Britain has 'reservations' about Paris Middle East peace talks

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    Mr Obama's secretary of state John Kerry, who was particularly passionate about Israel-Palestinian peace, delivered damning remarks last month on the state of the conflict. Israel is literally counting the hours for a regime change in Washington and hence the Paris conference is the last thing Netanyahu needs. In a recent Facebook post , conservative Christian leader Gary Bauer provided some advice to United Kingdom leaders who want support from the US: support Israel at the upcoming Paris ...
  • Fresh prison riots in Brazil claim 10 lives, 3 inmates decapitated

    Fresh prison riots in Brazil claim 10 lives, 3 inmates decapitated

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    Police surrounded the facilities overnight, but waited until Sunday morning to enter because of reports that inmates remained armed and out of their cells. Riots are a common scene in Brazil's prisons , which are often overcrowded and largely controlled by powerful criminal gangs. On 6 January in the neighbouring state of Roraima , 33 prisoners were killed, many with their hearts and intestines ripped out.
  • Pope demands protection for migrants as sea rescue continues

    Pope demands protection for migrants as sea rescue continues

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    Preliminary Frontex data for 2016 suggests that 182,500 people crossed the EU border, with the major drop attributed to the EU-Turkey deal on migrants. Poorly made dinghies are now being loaded with more than 150 people a time, creating the risk of sinkings, capsizings or the inflatable bursting under the strain, as well as deadly fuel spills.
  • Serbia's President Says Ready to Protect Ethnic Serbs in Bosnia's Kosovo

    Serbia's President Says Ready to Protect Ethnic Serbs in Bosnia's Kosovo

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    He claimed that Kosovo's ethnic Albanians had tried to mine the railway and accused authorities in Pristina of attempting to ‎trigger a conflict with the local Kosovo Serbs. Serbia's Nikolic commented: "My suggestion now is only to talk in Brussels when this train is allowed to pass. If there is no freedom of movement, what kind of Western civilization are we talking about then?" he said.
  • Poland welcomes U.S. troops amid Russian Federation fears

    Poland welcomes U.S. troops amid Russian Federation fears

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    Russia's annexation of Crimea and support for insurgents in eastern Ukraine put on edge many countries in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states that were once under Soviet control. Furthermore, Russia has long-range Iskander cruise missiles in Kaliningrad that can be made nuclear. "Americans think about the world and relations with Russian Federation much like we do".
  • Donald Trump Picks Mattis And Pompeo Take Aim At Russia

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    As CIA director, Pompeo said he would "pursue the facts wherever they take us". "The U.S. must continue to invest wisely to maintain a decisive advantage", he said. During the final month of the campaign, Trump called WikiLeaks "amazing" and said, "I love WikiLeaks". Dianne Feinstein, D-California, if he would - if ordered by President-elect Trump - restart the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation tactics the that fall outside of army field manual.
  • Boat Carrying 40 Capsizes In River Ganga In Patna, 17 Dead

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    Police officer Chandan Kushwaha told AP the incident took place as the boat returned from a Hindu religious festival. The teams of State Disaster Rescue Force and National Disaster Rescue Force have been pressed into rescue operations. Officials said some of the passengers have been taken to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) after receiving injuries in the boat tragedy. A lot of them were returning after attending the kite festival at Sabbalpur Diara on the occasion of Makar ...
  • Inside an avalanche: Watch snowboarder's inflatable backpack save his life during disaster

    Inside an avalanche: Watch snowboarder's inflatable backpack save his life during disaster

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    Tom Oye's camera captured his near death experience. Marlene Oye, Tom's grandmother, revealed the family gave the backpack to the boarder during his recent visit back home to Adelaide, Australia. "Yeah I'm fine", Mr Oye can be heard saying in the video. "The idea is to make you the biggest object and tumble you to the top in a big slide, provide a little trauma protection while your tumbling, and then create an air pocket if you do get buried", Oye wrote.
  • Labour MP quits Parliament to become director at the V&A

    Labour MP quits Parliament to become director at the V&A

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    Days after the European Union referendum Mr Hunt wrote a fierce piece for the Guardian saying Jeremy Corbyn's leadership was a "self-indulgent" experiment that had to end if the party was going to keep its traditional working class voters.
  • Bahamas welcomes United States decision to end open door policy for Cuban migrants

    Bahamas welcomes United States decision to end open door policy for Cuban migrants

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    The change announced Tursday became effective immediately. Even the more restrictive USA policy had been a sticking point with the Cuban government. Before that even migrants rescued at sea would be brought to the United States. Watch immigrants in Mexico reactions in the video below where these Cuban nationals were caught in the middle of their trip to conquer the American dream.
  • Barrow flees the Gambia

    Barrow flees the Gambia

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    On Friday, the AU said it would cease to recognise Jammeh as Gambia's legitimate president and warned of "serious consequences" if his actions lead to political disorder and the "loss of innocent lives". He wants the results annulled after the electoral commission admitted some errors, although it insists this did not affect the final outcome. The Nigerian leader and his Liberian counterpart Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama used the crucial moment to ...
  • President-elect Donald Trump's transition historically unpopular

    President-elect Donald Trump's transition historically unpopular

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    A Gallup survey released Friday found growing unpopularity for Trump's handling of his presidential transition, with 51 percent of respondents saying they disapproved of it, up from 48 percent in early December. Mr. Trump's Cabinet nominations - several of whom have already weathered Senate confirmation hearings - are also facing low approval ratings. Trump is far less popular than President Barack Obama was when he was elected in 2008 on a message of hope and change.
  • Sanctions ended, Sudan pledges to act against terrorism

    Sanctions ended, Sudan pledges to act against terrorism

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    Sudan's foreign ministry welcomed the move, calling it an "important positive development in bilateral relations between Sudan and the United States". It's unlikely that the USA would commit to any engagement directly with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide charges.