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Julian Assange's Twitter account goes offline, returns

Julian Assange's Twitter account is missing. Without a whistleblower, we may never know. The Twitter account of Julian Assange , the founder of WikiLeaks, apparently has disappeared, CBS News is reporting . Assange can nearly certainly avail himself of several other social media accounts: @WikiLeaks, and those of the cat who keeps him company in his embassy exile, @ EmbassyCat and on Instagram .

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Calif. officer killed, another injured in Christmas Eve crash

Officials say his partner was sitting in the driver's seat of their patrol vehicle at the time of the crash. CHP Assistant Chief Ernest Sanchez said that Officer Andrew Camilleri, 33, died when a speeding red Cadillac hit the back of a patrol vehicle that Camilleri and another officer were in.

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Jordan Feldstein, Jonah Hill's Brother And Maroon 5's Manager, Dies Aged 40

The Los Angeles County coroner also confirmed Feldstein's death. Actor Jonah Hill's 40-year-old brother, Jordan Feldstein , died suddenly on Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack, according to his family. The management company shaped Sara Bareilles's earliest career moves, and was exclusively responsible for Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines album, as THR generously points out.

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Papa John's founder and CEO steps down

Almost two months after pizza chain Papa John's apologized for comments its CEO made about NFL players' pre-game national anthem protests, the company announced that the chief executive is being replaced. Both those comments wound up hurting the company even more. Industry insiders were caught off guard by Schnatter's decision. Papa John's shares fell 8.5 percent in a single day during November - the biggest drop in two years - after same-store sales missed analysts' estimates.

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London zoo closed after fire

A raging fire erupted at the London Zoo in the early hours of December 23 as courageous firefighters rushed to put out the insane blaze. London Zoo officials say a fire yesterday morning left one aardvark dead and four meerkats missing.

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TTV Dhinakaran Claims Jayalalithaa's RK Nagar Seat

The bypoll was necessitated after the death of former chief minister Jayalalithaa a year ago in December and is speculated to be the litmus test for the leadership of E Panneerselvam. Dhinakaran, who lost the AIADMK symbol to the EPS-OPS faction, chose to contest the election as an independent candidate and was allotted a "pressure cooker" symbol for the same.

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Arabs Stunned by Romanian Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts amid continued fallout over President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Multiple people killed in twin-engine plane crash in Florida

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says a twin-engine plane crashed Sunday morning at the end of a runway at Bartow Municipal Airport. Family Friend: Krista Clayton , 32, a teacher at Jewett Academy of Lakeland. "He said, 'I couldn't believe that they were taking off in this fog, '" Judd said. Sheriff's deputies say all five passengers on board perished in the crash.

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London Zoo shut after fire kills animal

Zoo director Dominic Jermey said the staff was "absolutely devastated" by the aardvark's death. Workers searched in vain for the four missing meerkats throughout the day, but said Saturday evening they were presumed to have died in the blaze, which produced intense flames at first and left a smoky pall over much of the grounds.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife in Islamabad today

He added the PIPFPD has been keenly monitoring the progress of the matter and termed the meeting as "a positive confidence-building measure by Pakistan" which will help further improve the relations between the two neighbouring countries. Pakistan in its reply has alleged that Jadhav is not an ordinary person and had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities.

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Fodder Scam verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav found guilty

Speaking to media here, Tejashwi said, "We will challenge the verdict in the High Court". Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD ) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is all set for his ninth trip to jail following his conviction in the multi-million fodder scam case.

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UPS commits to 125 Tesla Trucks

The Tesla trucks will cost $200,000. The benefits of owning a Tesla Semi are quite promising, they're even enough to justify the truck's staggering price, which start with a $150,000 base price. But Lindland also points out that Elon Musk "is not great at keeping deadlines" and that "we need to add weeks, months or years" to his timetable. Since then, major companies such as Pepsi, Wal-Mart and Sysco have signed up for the vehicles.

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Odd light appears in skies after SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket

The odd spectacle immediately sparked conversation with some speculating that they were coming face-to-face with an alien craft and others anxious that they were looking at a North Korean missile. Elon Musk had a lot of fun on social media with the UFO sighting. The rocket was launched at about 5.30pm in Los Angeles on Friday. That time, the first stage landed on a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean.

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Donald Trump gets to build his wall at Irish golf course

And protests groups have pledged to fight the wall, including the Irish National Trust (An Taisce), Friends of the Irish Environment and West Coast Surf Club. The initial development plan was thwarted by the environmental group Save the Waves after it collected 100,000 signatures to hinder Trump's mission.

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New Mexico jobless rate remains steady for November

The not seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate estimate of 3.0 percent for November was down from 3.4 percent one year ago. According to statistics from the Nebraska Department of Labor the unemployment rate for October was 2.3%, which preliminary data says is also the rate for November.

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Twenty feared dead as bus plunges into river in Rajasthan

More than 111,000 thousand people die in road accidents each year in India , the highest toll in the world. "The bus was heading towards Lalsot from Sawai Madhopur ... "The state government is closely monitoring the situation, including rescue operations, and is providing all possible assistance to those affected", tweeted Modi.

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'Russian spy' who worked as interpreter at Number 10 is arrested

A Ukrainian government official has been detained on charges of spying for Russia, Ukraine's security agency said Thursday. Ukrainian media reports identified the suspect as an aide to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman who accompanied him on foreign trips.

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Police raid Maryland fraternity party where the air registered on a Breathalyzer

A college party in Maryland got so out of hand that the air in the house registered on a breathalyzer. Police were called to the home after receiving complains from neighbours. In an attempt to flee, one person jumped out of a second-story window, while eight others locked themselves in a bathroom. The American University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon bills itself as "the true gentlemen".

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Elderly couple busted with 60 pounds of marijuana in pickup

Clause. Authorities told the York News-Times that the couple's Toyota Tacoma was pulled over after failing to signal and edging towards the centre line. Mr. and Mrs. Jiron told the police they were traveling from their home state of California to Vermont, with a planned pit stop in Boston, and meant to distribute the drugs to family and friends as Christmas gifts.

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ARSENAL 3-3 LIVERPOOL at Emirates — FULL TIME

Along with the massive history and rivalry between the two sides the anticipation for tonight's game against Liverpool has been amplified even more. Goals continued to flow, though, with Liverpool levelling through Firmino when Cech was unable to keep out the forward's effort despite getting a strong hand to the shot.

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Trump commutes sentence of Iowa kosher meatpacking executive

The White House further noted criticism of Rubashkin's sentencing as unusually harsh in comparison to penalties imposed on others for similar white-collar crimes. President Donald Trump commuted his sentence Wednesday, in his first-ever use of the power. The case drew national attention, and last December a former federal prosecutor and deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton, Philip Heymann, took to the pages of the The Washington Post to blast Rubashkin's conviction, ...

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Earthquake Of 5.2 Magnitude In Southeastern Iran Injures At Least 23

The quake was felt in other provinces of Qom, Gilan, Markazi, Qazvin and Alborz. Ali Moradi said seven 2-3 magnitude aftershocks have been registered in Tehran so far, adding, "There is no more concern for larger tremors" after the major quake occurred, IRNA reported on Thursday.

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Trudeau apologizes for violating ethics laws with visits to Aga Khan's island

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under investigation for a vacation he took at the Aga Khan's island a year ago, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson said in a news release on Wednesday. "Moving forward, we will be behaving differently". "However, there were no private interactions between Mr. Trudeau and the Aga Khan until Mr. Trudeau became Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada", the report states.

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Virginia House Dems to vote on would-be speaker

The caucus vote comes after a day after Democrats appear to have secured a 50-50 tie in the lower chamber with a one-vote election victory after a recount in a Newport News House district. A recount for that race is scheduled to begin tomorrow, but the fact that at least 147 voters were given the wrong ballots in that contest - prompting the request for a new election - is considered a bigger factor.

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Brexit transition 'should end by 2021', European Union negotiator Barnier says

According to the BBC , EU lenders operating in Britain will not have to create subsidiaries based in the United Kingdom to carry on with their business even if London and Brussels fail to reach a trade agreement . Earlier this year, Deutsche Bank , which employs approximately 9,000 people in Britain, estimated it could face costs amounting to billions of dollars to create a UK-based subsidiary.