• Iranian High-rise Collapses in Huge Fire, Killing Dozens

    Iranian High-rise Collapses in Huge Fire, Killing Dozens

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    Authorities said they feared dozens of firefighters were in the building at the time, along with an unknown number of business owners who had rushed into the burning building to retrieve their valuables. "They are martyrs. They lost their lives when trying to help people". An official from the local government said that he estimates more than 100 people to be trapped underneath the rubble of the now collapsed structure.
  • Jammeh steps down and leaves The Gambia

    Jammeh steps down and leaves The Gambia

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    The Gambia's army chief Ousman Badjie has said he would not order his men to fight the internationally-backed troops sent to intervene in the country's elections. "We are not going to involve ourselves militarily", he said. Witnesses said Mr. Jammeh, the country's long-time incumbent since he took power by military coup in 1994, remained holed up in his heavily guarded estate.
  • Italy avalanche: Ten survivors found at Hotel Rigopiano

    Italy avalanche: Ten survivors found at Hotel Rigopiano

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    The ANSA news agency says rescue operations proceeded in two stages, with six people being extracted - including two children - and then two more people. The Rigopiano Hotel is located along a steep slope of San Grasso mountain, which features the tallest peak in mainland Italy south of the Alps. They had been waiting for transport to take them home after earthquakes in the region earlier in the day.
  • TN CM O Panneerselvam on Jallikattu war

    TN CM O Panneerselvam on Jallikattu war

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    Thousands of them spent the second night at the iconic beach demanding that the ban on the bull-embracing festival (sometimes mistakenly translated as a bull-taming sport) needs to be revoked. The police have tried to get the crowd to disperse, but to no avail. After Modi's meeting with Panneerselvam on Thursday morning, the Prime Minister's Office tweeted, "While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is sub-judice".
  • Nigeria sends troops to Senegal to enforce Gambia's election mandate

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    Regional bloc Ecowas (Economic Community of West African States) has prepared a force but maintains that military intervention would be a last resort. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) also said it had deployed to Senegal in case of the need to enforce Gambia's election mandate. Recall that the Gambian parliament has extended Jammeh's stay in office for another 90 days, a move that has further added fuel to Jammeh's clinching to the country's presidential seat eventhough Wednesday is supposed ...
  • OPEC lowers oil production in December

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    Brent crude fell 1.3 per cent to below $55 a barrel in London trading this morning, while its USA counterpart, West Texas Intermediate, dropped 1.4 per cent to below $52. A weaker greenback makes dollar-denominated crude less expensive for users of other currencies. The production deal, which is the cartel's first in eight years - and has been followed by similar pledges from Russian Federation and other non-Opec states - prompted a prolonged rally for oil from its nadir in the low $40s in ...
  • Darcy cartoon — Trump spooks Central Intelligence Agency

    Darcy cartoon — Trump spooks Central Intelligence Agency

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    Well, after hearing about an interview that outgoing CIA Director John Brennan gave with Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday night, Trump is under the impression that Brennan may be to blame. In a truly remarkable bit of honesty and candor regarding the US national-security establishment, new Senate minority leader Charles Schumer has accused President-elect Trump of "being really dumb."...
  • Woman gets death for burning love marriage daughter alive

    Woman gets death for burning love marriage daughter alive

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    However, his defense lawyer still proclaims his innocence and says that it was a wrongful conviction. "When she told her parents about us, they beat her so severely she was bleeding from her mouth and nose." Previously killers who were relatives of the victim could escape punishment by seeking forgiveness for the crime from other family members.
  • Sisters reported missing from Rhode Island in 1985 found alive

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    State police also said "based upon the initial investigation, it is believed that Mrs. Yates left home with the couple's children due to a domestic dispute". Rhode Island State Police said Kimberly and Kelly have been interviewed and were given their fathers' phone number. But it wasn't until they received the anonymous tip that they cracked the case.
  • SpaceX launch as filmed from 8500ft above ground

    SpaceX launch as filmed from 8500ft above ground

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    The return launch and flight is an important step for Space X, billionaire Elon Musk's California-based company that has about 70 launches waiting, worth more than $10 billion. The accident destroyed the rocket and its payload - a satellite that Facebook wanted to use to spread internet access in Africa - and grounded the Falcon 9 program as an investigation took place.
  • Hey, Trump: John Lewis Is a Real Hero

    Hey, Trump: John Lewis Is a Real Hero

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    Trump said that John Lewis is all talk and no action. I am standing with John Lewis ". Because, as Cooper pointed out, Democrats would have likely been "up in arms" at any Republican who would have said the same thing about a president-elect Hillary Clinton.