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8 Found Alive In Italian Hotel Hit By Avalanche [VIDEO]

20/01/2017

Search crews reported early Friday that eight people, including two children, have been found alive inside an Italian mountain hotel that was hit by an avalanche a day earlier, killing at least two. A search was underway for at least 25 missing people at the Rigopiano hotel in central Italy. The avalanche came after...
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Burning Tehran High-Rise Collapses, Kills 50 Firefighters [VIDEO]

19/01/2017

The collapse of a Tehran high-rise building engulfed in flames killed at least 50 firefighters and injured at least 75 more people Thursday, state media reported. The Plasco, considered an iconic building in the center of the Iranian capital, was seen crumbling to the ground on live television after firefighters fought the fire for...
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At Least 30 People Dead As Avalanche Hits Italian Hotel [VIDEO]

19/01/2017

Italian rescuers say as many as 30 people are missing and feared dead after a ski resort was buried by an avalanche early Thursday. Snow from the earthquake-triggered avalanche was so deep, officials said, that rescuers had to use skis to get to the Hotel Rigopiano, located in the Italian Alps. Local reports claimed...
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Turkey Nightclub Attack Suspect Confesses [VIDEO]

17/01/2017

The suspected shooter in the New Year’s Eve attack on an upscale nightclub in Istanbul was captured late Monday night and then reportedly confessed to his actions. Abdulkadir Masharipov, reported to be from Uzbekistan, appears in photos posted by Turkish state media with a heavily bruised face. Masharipov, who was detained in the Esenyurt...
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Police: 4 Killed, 9 Wounded in Shooting at Mexican Resort

16/01/2017

An electronic music festival at a popular Mexican resort was reportedly shut down Monday after shots were fired, leaving at least four people dead and another nine injured, witnesses said. Details on the shooting were scarce, with conflicting reports on the number of those killed coming from witnesses on Twitter. The Associated Press cited...
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Mexican President Reiterates Mexico Won’t Pay For Trump’s Wall

12/01/2017

On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump assured Americans that while taxpayers will initially fund his border wall, Mexico will eventually reimburse the cost. “I don’t feel like waiting a year or year and a half,” Trump told the media at his first press conference in nearly six months. “We’re going to start building. Mexico in...
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4 Dead in Jerusalem Truck Attack [VIDEO]

08/01/2017

At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in a truck attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli officials said. A spokesperson for Israel’s foreign press described it as a “possible terrorist attack” which hit soldiers as they were getting off of a bus. The perpetrator was then shot....
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Trump Sides With Assange On Russia Hacking

04/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump is seemingly taking the word of Julian Assange over that of the U.S. intelligence community, writing on Twitter that the WikiLeaks founder “said it was not the Russians who gave” him the leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee and other prominent political officials. “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old...
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ISIS Claims Deadly Istanbul Nightclub Attack [VIDEO]

02/01/2017

ISIS claimed responsibility Monday morning for a deadly New Year’s Eve gun attack on Istanbul’s popular Reina nightclub, seeming to confirm the assessment of Turkish and U.S. intelligence officials. Turkish police have reportedly detained eight people in connection with the attack, although the gunman — who killed 39 people including 25 foreigners — is...
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Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

02/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find...
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At Least 39 Killed In Istanbul Nightclub Attack [VIDEO]

01/01/2017

Police in Turkey announced that 16 foreign nationals were among the 39 people killed in a New Year’s Eve attack on a popular Istanbul nightclub early Sunday. The attack took place shortly after 1 a.m., when an attacker stormed in and began firing at partygoers with what Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin described as some...
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US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

29/12/2016

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding...
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Russia: Syria Regime, Rebels Agree To Ceasefire Deal

29/12/2016

On Thursday, Russian state media announced a cease-fire between the Syrian government and Syrian rebel groups. “Reports have just arrived that several hours ago there was a development that we all have looked and worked for for so long,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “Three documents have been signed. A cease-fire between the Syrian...
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Trump: The UN ‘Just A Club’ For People To ‘Have A Good Time’

27/12/2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday afternoon took to Twitter to air his thoughts about the United Nations, calling the international diplomacy group “just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time.” Trump said the organization has “such great potential” but neglects to use it, saying the state of the...
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Israel Moves Ahead With East Jerusalem Settlement Plan Despite UN Vote

27/12/2016

Following the U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the building of settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the country is limiting its “work contacts” with 10 countries that voted in its favor. A spokesman explained Israel would curtail “travels of officials from Israel” to Britain, Russia, France,...
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Israel Censures Ambassadors For UN Vote [VIDEO]

26/12/2016

Israel has summoned ambassa-dors from countries that voted against for a United Nations resolution this week against settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The measure passed after the United States did not vote instead of vetoing the measure. “From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration...
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US Abstains As UN Votes To End Israeli Settlements

23/12/2016

The United Nations Security Council on Friday voted in favor of a resolution calling for the end of Israeli settlements. Fourteen of the body’s 15 member states voted in favor of the measure, while the United States abstained. In advance of the vote, Democratic and Republican lawmakers called on the Obama administration to block...
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Italian Police Kill Berlin Market Attack Suspect Anis Amri In Milan

23/12/2016

Police in Milan have shot and killed Anis Amri, the Tunisian man believed to have carried out the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said Friday morning. “The person who was killed, there is no doubt that he is Anis Amri,” Minniti said, confirming...
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Trump Urges Obama To Veto U.N. Resolution On Israeli Settlements

22/12/2016

President-elect Donald J. Trump publicly pressured President Obama on Thursday to veto a United Nations resolution critical of Israel, the newly elected leaders most direct intervention in foreign policy during his transition to power. Mr. Trump called on the president to use the United States veto in the United Nations Security Council to block...
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Berlin’s Most Wanted: Germany Search For Tunisian Suspect

21/12/2016

German investigators are searching for a Tunisian man whose identity document was found in the cab of the 18-wheeler that crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, German media reported Wednesday. According to Der Spiegel, the temporary residency permit points to a man in his early 20s who goes by the name...
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Report: Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Weapon

21/12/2016

Russia is believed to have tested an anti-satellite weapon, sources told CNN early Wednesday. U.S. officials, who tracked it, said they believe it did not destroy anything because it did not create debris. They also believe Russia sent kamikaze satellites, known in Russia as “Kosmos 2499,” which have the power to cripple or destroy...
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Winter Solstice 2016: First Day Of Winter The Shortest Day Of The Year

21/12/2016

The shortest day of the year its here, today Wednesday marks the winter solstice, the day with the fewest hours of sunlight of 2016. Despite the fact the solstice gets an entire day of recognition, it happens in an instant: at 5:44 a.m. EST (10:44 GMT), when the North Pole is at its farthest...
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U.S. Adds More Russians to Sanctions List

21/12/2016

The U.S. Treasury Department has added seven Russians and dozens of companies to its sanctions list because of Moscow’s activities in Crimea and Ukraine. The updated list, released Tuesday, includes Yevgeny Prigozhin, a St. Petersburg businessman known as President Vladimir Putin’s chef. The addition of new names provoked an angry response from the Kremlin,...
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Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov Shot Dead in Ankara [VIDEO]

19/12/2016

Video showing the moments after Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead in Ankara. Russia’s ambassador to Turkey shot dead: CLICK HERE for LIVE COVERAGE The assassin says ‘don’t forget Syria and don’t forget Aleppo’ Video showing the moments after Russia's ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead in Ankara. https://t.co/VguZ5TZp8S...
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Buses burned on way to evacuate besieged Syrian villages

18/12/2016

The evacuation to transfer out trapped civilians and fighters in eastern Aleppo, as well as two Syrian villages, was thrown into doubt on Sunday when assailants torched six buses assigned to the operation. The buses were to take part in the evacuation of over 2,000 wounded and sick Syrians from Foua and Kfarya, two...
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President Obama Vows to Retaliate for Russian Hack of U.S. Election

18/12/2016

President Barack Obama has promised to “take action” against Russia for its alleged hacking campaign during the U.S. presidential election. In excerpts of an interview with NPR released Thursday night, Obama said he’s already spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin about revelations of Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election. “I think there is...
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UN: Aleppo Civilians ‘Shot on the Spot’ [VIDEO]

13/12/2016

Syrian government troops in Aleppo have been reportedly going door-to-door killing civilians Tuesday in the holdout city’s sole remaining rebel-held enclave—a development the United Nations human-rights office termed “a complete meltdown of humanity.” The UN office said it had reliable evidence that at least 82 civilians, including 11 women and 13 children, have been...
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Palin: ‘I Can Keep an Eye’ on Russia

12/12/2016

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Sunday jumped into the fray about Russian interference in the presidential election, echoing President-elect Donald Trump’s comments that Democrats are simply sore losers. “Russia’s getting out of hand? So says the defeated,” she wrote on Twitter, apparently skeptical of the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened to Trump’s benefit....
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Trump Alarms Beijing With Criticism Of ‘One China’ Policy

12/12/2016

China on Monday said it had “serious concern” about President-elect Donald Trump’s most recent comments about Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province. Since 1979, the U.S. has recognized mainland China and maintained only unofficial relations with the island of Taiwan. Trump recently broke with tradition by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s...
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U.S. To Send 200 More Troops To Syria

10/12/2016

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about 200 more U.S. troops are being sent to Syria to help battle Islamic State fighters. The troops, to help Kurdish and Arab fighters retake the ISIL stronghold of Raqqa, will include special operations forces, Carter said Saturday. “These uniquely skilled operators will join the 300 U.S. special...
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