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Iran Condemns Terror Attacks in Afghanistan

Afghan municipality workers clear the road at the site of twin blasts near the Afghan parliament in Kabul on January 10, 2017. Dozen of others were wounded including UAE ambassador Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi and Kandahar's Governor Homayun Azizi, the United Nations said by e-mail. Read More

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Southern Rail staff launch strike over driver-only trains

Southern Rail staff launch strike over driver-only trains

The walkout will continue today (Tuesday), Wednesday January 11 and Friday January 13. Last minute talks had been held between the London Underground and the TSSA, in which a proposition that was made by the London Underground had been declined, ultimately leading to further failures regarding talks that could potentially if not cancel at least to limit the strikes, but all talks have proven to be pointless up till now. Read More

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Man charged with shooting U.S. diplomat in Mexico

Ashcraft remained hospitalized Tuesday in Mexico. After the shooting, the consulate warned USA citizens in Guadalajara "to restrict their movements outside their homes and places of work to those truly essential". The affidavit says Zafar was living in Guadalajara on a student visa and holds a USA passport as well as a California driver's license. "They should also take care not to fall into predictable patterns for those movements that are essential", the message continued. Read More

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Boris Johnson meets with top Trump advisers

The Foreign Secretary is expected to meet Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and the president-elect's strategist Steve Bannon in NY. Johnson is expected to travel to Washington DC today for talks with key congressional leaders. Mr Farage, however, developed a close friendship with Mr Trump and in November became the first foreign leader to meet the president-elect. "That's important, but actually we have a long-standing special relationship with the United States". Read More

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani, A Leading Voice For Reform, Dies At 82

The state-run Irinn network said Rafsanjani had "passed away after a lifetime of fighting and constant efforts in line with fulfilling the goals of Islam and the revolution". In foreign affairs, he was considered a relative pragmatist, but he also showed no mercy to anyone who challenged his authority. Rafsanjani will be remembered above all for persuading Khomeini to accept a peace deal to end the bloody Iran-Iraq war, during which 1 million people died. Read More

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West Ham boss unhappy with red card decsion

The FA's decision will no doubt delight West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, who bemoaned Dean's error and accused Jones of making a meal of the early challenge. "The West Ham United player was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Manchester United on Monday 2 January 2017". Referee Mike Dean , never too far a way from a dismissal, took his time before brandishing a red card much to the obvious chagrin of the home support. Read More

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Impeachment trial begins of South Korean president over corruption scandal

He continued that the massive rallies held over the past weeks in central Seoul were initiated by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, labeling the umbrella labor union a pro-North Korea group. State prosecutors have named Park an accomplice in Choi's indictment. Both are still awaiting trial. However, Elise adds, "she has yet to answer questions of investigators and, now, the court". Read More

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Ryan: Bills To Repeal And Replace ACA Will Be Finished This Year

Ryan: Bills To Repeal And Replace ACA Will Be Finished This Year

Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, also attended the meeting with Obama and said the president was "very, very adamant that the Republicans, they may be about repeal, but they have absolutely no replacement". Hogue added: "The party that puts abortion services out of reach of most American women now wants to take away contraception, prenatal care and maternal healthcare". Read More

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Megyn Kelly confirms she is leaving Fox for NBC News

Megyn Kelly confirms she is leaving Fox for NBC News

Her 12-year stint with the network has been marked by upheavals and personal attacks on the campaign trail. Kelly has said that she received many threats afterward from Trump supporters. She has said in interviews and in her latest book that salary is not her only factor in determining her next career move but a need for a better schedule so she could spend more time with her children and expand on topics beyond politics. Read More

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Greek ambassador to Brazil missing

Greek ambassador to Brazil missing

The O Globo newspaper, citing family members of the police officer, reported the policeman was questioned for several hours regarding missing Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis. He is married and has a daughter, according to the embassy in Brasilia . The paper also reported that blood was found on a couch inside his wife's home. Read More

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Guardiola: Man City can't compare to Liverpool FC

Guardiola: Man City can't compare to Liverpool FC

Give me a break. Anfield is going to play a big role for them. Merson told Sky Sports: "You didn't see City's 3-0 win over Hull coming after 60 minutes, and I don't see how they can live with Liverpool's attack ". City will have Sergio Aguero back after missing the past four matches through suspension with the Argentinean striker banned for a total of seven games so far this season. Read More

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German police release Tunisian detained in Berlin terror investigation

German police release Tunisian detained in Berlin terror investigation

The man's number had been found saved on Amri's cellphone, they said, cautioning that "the extent to which the suspicions against the detained person can be confirmed remains subject to further investigation". Investigators also retrieved a.22 caliber bullet from the cab of the truck. "The investigations indicate that he could have been involved in the attack", the federal prosecutor's office said in a statement. Read More

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Dentsu CEO Tadashi Ishii to step down as overwork scandal rages on

Tadashi Ishii made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday, stating that he will tender his resignation at a board meeting in January and continue in his position until March, as a courtesy to shareholders. Since last month, workers have been barred from logging more than 65 hours of overtime a month, down from the previous limit of 70. Takahashi's mother, Yukimi, said in a statement released to media by her lawyers on Sunday, that she wanted to "change the consciousness of every ... Read More

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Beachwood Place among post-Christmas mall mayhem nationwide

Beachwood Place among post-Christmas mall mayhem nationwide

Many of them had similar elements: Juvenile participants, food courts, unfounded reports of shots being fired, mandatory evacuations or people fleeing of their own accord; few or no injuries. A mall in a suburb outside of Chicago was shut down after several fights broke out among big crowds, ABC affiliate WLS reported . It was not immediately clear what sparked the disturbance. Read More

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