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Trump incapable of leading a superpower - Chinese media

Cook earlier in the week said said China had "unlawfully seized" the drone, calling for its immediate return. Chinese state media said the use of the drone was likely part of US surveillance efforts in the South China Sea. The statement called on China "to refrain from further efforts to impede lawful USA activities". Trump's behavior "could easily drive China-US relations into what Obama portrays as "full-conflict mode", it added, next to a cartoon that depicted Trump riding a bull into a ...

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New video of Canadian-American hostages in Afghanistan shows two children

The two are believed to be held by the Haqqani network, a terrorist group aligned with the Taliban, which has fought the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan and held the U.S. A chilling new video released showing an American woman and her family held hostage by a Taliban faction in Afghanistan since 2012. Michael O'Shaughnessy, spokesman for the Canadian Department of Global Affairs, said officials were studying the video.

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PLO will revoke Israel recognition if United States moves embassy, top official warns

President-elect Trump's choice for ambassador to Israel, the attorney David Friedman , has been received in some quarters with contempt and disbelief. "This is a commitment that the president-elect made numerous times on the campaign trail, that he remains firmly committed to", Jason Miller, a transition team spokesman, said Friday.

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Berlin Christmas market attack suspect released

Prosecutors also said they were unsure if they had the right person but suggested he could be one of a group. USA intelligence officials told NBC News that Monday's incident was somewhat consistent but that they are aware of no claims of responsibility and aren't ready to call it a terrorist attack.

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Wind Chill Advisory for Sunday night

Look for the front to move through your area this evening. Wind Chill Warnings are in effect for much of the region for wind chill values of 35 below to 50 below zero. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until Noon Monday for the counties that border in, for northern in, northern IL and much of Wisconsin . Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

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O Panneerselvam to pitch for Bharat Ratna for former CM Jayalalithaa

Panneerselvam may urge Centre to posthumously confer Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa. The Tamil Nadu Cabinet had on December 10 made a decision to recommend Jayalalithaa's name for India's highest civilian honour. 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.

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Facebook finally gets serious about fighting fake news

It will make fake news posts less visible, append warnings from fact checkers to fake news in the feed, make reporting hoaxes easier, and disrupt the financial incentives of fake news spammers. The Book was widely criticized this year for their failure to suppress multiple fake news stories about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that rapidly spread on the platform during the presidential election.

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Buses assigned to Syria evacuations attacked, deal stalls

A document cited by al-Manar television and passed to Reuters by rebels and activists said the entire deal would see 2,500 citizens leave al-Foua and Kefraya in two batches, in exchange for the evacuation of people from east Aleppo in two corresponding batches.

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Boswell's 6 field goals lead Steelers over Bengals 24-20

And you thought last year's meltdown by the Bengals was epic. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 286 yards including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Eli Rogers with seven minutes remaining as the Pittsburgh Steelers rallied for a 24-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Hamas Says Engineer Killed in Tunisia One of Its Members

Mohammed Zawari was shot and killed in his vehicle on Thursday, near the Tunisian city of Sfax, according to reports. The Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing, said al-Zawari was one of its commanders and has supervised the group's drone program.

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Syrian rebels blame Iran for slowing Aleppo evacuation

The Syrian government has suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from eastern Aleppo, accusing rebels of breaking terms of the deal. "It was agreed to resume evacuations from east Aleppo in parallel with the evacuation of (medical) cases from Kefraya and al-Foua and some cases from Zabadani and Madaya", said the government official, part of the evacuations negotiating team.

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Obama Warns US Will Respond To Alleged Russian Meddling In Election

Amid calls on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill for a full-bore congressional investigation, including assertions President Vladimir Putin was personally involved, Obama said in an interview that anytime a foreign government tries to interfere in USA elections, the nation must take action "and we will at a time and place of our own choosing".

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PV Sindhu bts Marin to enter semi-finals

Some superb anticipation from Sindhu at that point forced the Korean to rush and find her shots blocked by the tape and the Indian rode on it to sneak out the second game, 21-18. But then it mattered little as Sindhu was in the position to dictate terms, and she did, with each point cheered vociferously by the crowd. But at 9-9, Sindhu hit a regulation smash well wide and Sung suddenly had a slight advantage.

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PKK behind Turkish bus attack: Erdogan

The Turkish military said 48 members of the armed forces were among the wounded. Forty-four people died and more than 150 were wounded in that incident.Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said similar materials were used in both attacks.

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With one day left, Parliament's Winter session on verge of washout

However, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan conducted the question hour. As the house met, opposition members were on their feet while members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waved a newspaper clipping and also raised their voices. Union ministers too interjected as Azad rose to speak with I&B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu wanting to know what he wanted to say and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi saying the members of the ruling side want a discussion on the ...

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Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid disruptions (Third Lead)

Amid the continued uproar, Ansari adjourned the House initially for 30 minutes. In the Rajya Sabha, when Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad stood up to speak at Zero Hour, members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began waving placards on the AgustaWestland scam and Union Minister M.

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Will expose PM Modi if allowed to speak in Parliament, says Rahul

Rahul Gandhi has been criticising the PM over his shock demonetisation move last month, and the latest bombshell will further deteriorate the government-opposition relations. "Everybody feels that it is the biggest joke of the year that Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi is scared of his oratory skill". "I don't think anyone takes the comments he makes seriously".

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Ohio's governor vetoes bill banning abortions after baby's heartbeat begins

Federal courts in two other states determined that the law would restrict a woman's right to an abortion at a time when many may not even realize they are pregnant. That would have put pressure on Trump to appoint genuine conservatives to the bench, and an opening for a re-election cycle challenge if he failed to do so.

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Winter Session: Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow amid ruckus over demonetisation

Lok Sabha was also adjourned for the day on the issue of demonetization and sting operation by a private TV Channel showing the alleged involvement of some opposition leaders acting as agents for converting black money into white. As Congress questioned the decision to allow Mahtab to speak, the Speaker said she would not allow Kharge as long as Congress members were in the Well.

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Cold snap continues into Wednesday

The sun will rise brightly though this morning, as temperatures hold in the lower digits. Winds gusting as high as 30 miles per hour could cause patchy blowing and drifting snow. and snow and sleet likely later in the day. Highs will only make it to -5 in the afternoon. Wednesday evening low will be -22. feeling like -32 with the wind chill.

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IS claims deadly Cairo church bombing

It gave no explanation. In addition to the dead, at least 49 people were wounded when the bomb went off in a chapel adjoining St Mark's Cathedral, Cairo's largest church and seat of the Coptic Christian papacy. The health ministry said 25 people had been killed in the bombing at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church on Sunday. "Egypt's authorities have for many years failed to protect the personal safety or basic rights of Coptic citizens", HRW said on Monday.

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Turkish jets hit IS targets in Syria

Turkish state media said late on Thursday that Ankara had sent 300 Turkish commandos to northern Syria as a reinforcement. "As a result of airstrikes conducted by our Air Force in the al-Bab, Bzagah regions 28 ISIL targets were destroyed including 6 shelters, 3 headquarters, 3 checkpoints, 2 military vehicles, 2 depots, 3 garages and artillery posts", the statement obtained by RIA Novosti said.

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Flights canceled as snow belts Midwest states

All told, more than 1,200 flights into and out of O'Hare were canceled as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Flightaware tracking service, while almost 200 Midway flights were scratched. By 6:30 p.m., almost 7 inches of snow was recorded at O'Hare International Airport. Winter weather approached the Northeast Monday morning, with a dusting of snow in New York City and an inch or two frustrating commuters in Boston.

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Saudi Police arrests woman for posting picture without veil on Twitter

The woman, who is now in prison, has also been accused of "speaking openly about prohibited relations with (non-related) men", the news wire reports . Once the news of her arrest was released, some tweeted in approval of the authorities' actions. However, the woman before getting arrested deleted her Twitter account and some, even said that her life is in danger.

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Waiter Matt Terry lifts X Factor crown

Struggling to control his emotions after the result was announced and Ed Sheeran was revealed as the writer of this year's winner's single, When Christmas Comes Around , Matt told the audience: "Thank you so much". Louis Walsh told her: "You have the potential to be a global superstar". One cheered: "Never really been interested in X-Factor. but oh my god, the winning single written by Ed Sheeran is wonderful!" and another tweeted: "Ed sheeran did good on this X factor song!" First and ...