• Berlin attacker Amri 'acted as lone wolf in Italy'
Berlin attacker Amri 'acted as lone wolf in Italy'

His route appears to have taken him to Nijmegen in the Netherlands and via a bus to Lyon in central France . Counter-terrorism officials had a detailed file on Amri, knew he was tightly linked to Germany's radical Islamist network and had looked up instructions online on how to build pipe bombs, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

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  • Mickey Arthur peeved at 'premature' Boxing Day Test rain break
Mickey Arthur peeved at 'premature' Boxing Day Test rain break

The umpires' decision to call lunch 10 minutes early amid light showers on day two at the MCG raised eyebrows. Cricket is a amusing game and that adage is no more apparent than when looking at the curious case of Australian finger spinner Nathan Lyon.

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  • Former Argentina president Cristina Fernandez charged with corruption; $880m assets frozen
Former Argentina president Cristina Fernandez charged with corruption; $880m assets frozen

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead days after he accused former president Cristina Fernandez of directing a coverup in the bombing of a Jewish community centre two decades earlier. Kirchner has denied any wrongdoing, tweeting that the charges leveled against her were of the type "used by all dictatorships to persecute opposition...

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  • Japanese ad giant's boss to quit over 'death from overwork'
Japanese ad giant's boss to quit over 'death from overwork'

In September, the government ruled that overwork caused her death. Lawyers for Takahashi's family said that in the month starting October 9, nine months after she had joined the company, Takahashi had worked 105 hours of overtime and wrote emails to her mother and messages on social media outlining her hard working life, according to The Fina...

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  • Police bust alleged drug ring, seize $360m of cocaine
Police bust alleged drug ring, seize $360m of cocaine

There were about 500 kilograms of the drug seized in Brooklyn while 600 kilograms were seized in Tahiti . Police say they have smashed a major drug smuggling syndicate allegedly smuggling cocaine via Sydney's iconic fish markets . Mark Jenkins, assistant commissioner of the New South Wales state police, said: "The dedication of all officers...

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  • US Sold Most of World's Weapons in 2015, Hitting $40 Billion
US Sold Most of World's Weapons in 2015, Hitting $40 Billion

Indeed, as of 2015 they are responsible for fully half of all exports, $40 billion out of an $80 billion global market . Russia, the other major player on the weapons market, has held steady with 11,1 billion in sales revenues in 2015, with many Latin American countries, Venezuela in particular, becoming their main costumers.

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  • Erdogan accuses U.S. of supporting ISIS
Erdogan accuses U.S. of supporting ISIS

Lavrov also told Russia's Interfax news agency that Moscow, Ankara and Tehran will further build cooperation on Syria. "The use of human rights as a pretext for pressure on inconvenient [foreign] governments is an old tradition in Washington's foreign policy", Zakharova said, claiming that the aim is "the spread of "democracy, American-style" o...

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  • Seal invades suburb, decides to take a seat on someone's vehicle
Seal invades suburb, decides to take a seat on someone's vehicle

There are small waterways dotted around Newstead, however the suburb is about 50 kilometres inland - suggesting the seal had a long trek from its usual habitat. The seal was first seen in parkland, before it crossed the road and settled in to the front yard of a home. He was "collected" by police and Parks and Wildlife officers.

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  • Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their second baby
Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their second baby

Zara and Mike lost their baby. The spokesman added: 'At this hard time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy'. The couple, who Wednesday in July 2011, share 2-year-old daughter Mia Grace. It is believed she lost her baby after suffering a miscarriage. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman confirmed the heartbreaking news on Saturday, De...

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  • Queen Elizabeth Misses Christmas Church Service, Airs Annual Christmas Message
Queen Elizabeth Misses Christmas Church Service, Airs Annual Christmas Message

Queen Elizabeth II was unable to join the royal family at her traditional Christmas morning services near their country estate outside of Norwich, England. According to reports on the BBC , crowds have already gathered on the Queen's Norfolk estate - Sandringham . After more than six decades on the throne, the Queen has cut back on global tou...

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  • Browns win puts 49ers in drivers seat for No. 1 overall pick
Browns win puts 49ers in drivers seat for No. 1 overall pick

San Diego had one more chance to earn the win, but Lambo's possibly game-tying field goal from 45 yards out missed right as time expired, handing Cleveland the win. He injured his neck, and the team ruled him out for the remainder of the team's game against the San Diego Chargers. Before that, though, Griffin had perhaps his best game as the Br...

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  • Chelsea confirm Oscar sale to Shanghai SIPG
Chelsea confirm Oscar sale to Shanghai SIPG

During Oscar's four-and-a-half years with Chelsea, the midfielder scored 38 goals in 203 games. However, the play-maker has fallen out of favor with current Blues boss Anonio Conte and was struggling to find a regular place in the starting 11.

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  • Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey
Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey

Turkey's President Tayyip Recep Erdogan said on Wednesday that Altıntaş was a follower of Fethullah Gülen, a USA -based Turkish cleric who has been living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999. He also shouted " Allahu Akbar " - Arabic for "God is great!" - and " Don't forget Aleppo , don't forget Syria". Karlov was speaking at an ex...

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  • Traces Of Explosives Found On Victims' Remains From EgyptAir Crash
Traces Of Explosives Found On Victims' Remains From EgyptAir Crash

Now, Egypt has referred the case to the country's public prosecutor to open a criminal investigation, as Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement. Russian Federation said the aircraft was likely downed by explosives. Militants are believed to have planted a bomb in the hold before its departure from Sharm el-Sheikh, detonating it to ki...

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  • Parliament session ends as least productive in last 15 yrs
Parliament session ends as least productive in last 15 yrs

The only exception was the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill by both Houses. While adjourning the two Houses sine die, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari expressed pain and anguish over the repeated disruptions.

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  • Bank loot by militants in Kashmir, 3rd since demonetisation
Bank loot by militants in Kashmir, 3rd since demonetisation

On December 15, Thursday, a group of masked and armed Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists looted Rs 11 lakh of new notes from a J&K Bank branch in Ratnipora in Pulwama district. This was the third bank robbery by suspected militants in the Valley since the Centre's announcement of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8 and the first in pa...

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  • Obama on Russian Hack Review: 'We Were Playing this Thing Straight'
Obama on Russian Hack Review: 'We Were Playing this Thing Straight'

President Obama said the US must retaliate against Russian Federation for the election-season hack into Democrats' emails and that his administration will do so on its own time frame - perhaps in secret. "I don't think anybody at the White House thinks it's amusing that an adversary of the United States engaged in malicious cyber activity to des...

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  • 'Gotham City Sirens': Margot Robbie Back As Harley Quinn
'Gotham City Sirens': Margot Robbie Back As Harley Quinn

That movie was just put on the back burner in favor of Gotham City Sirens, which teams Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn with other iconic DC villains such as Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Both Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad - despite their monumental box office takes - were critical failures and were unsuccessful at keeping audiences returning t...

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  • Sports community weighs in on passing of Canadian entertainer Alan Thicke
Sports community weighs in on passing of Canadian entertainer Alan Thicke

The Canadian-born TV host, writer, composer and actor died of a heart attack, said Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for Thicke's son, singer Robin Thicke. We will cherish the memories. The actor was a television legend, having appeared on the classic '80s sitcom Growing Pains and also composing theme music for numerous decade's biggest hits, i...

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  • Karnataka's excise minister HY Meti resign following allegations of sexual misconduct
Karnataka's excise minister HY Meti resign following allegations of sexual misconduct

I have recommended to Honble Governor to accept the resignation. Meti, the only other Kuruba (shepherd) community leader in the state cabinet, had met with Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president and home minister G. ".All the reports that are coming on TV channels are false". Meti has been alleged to have sexually exploited a wom...

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