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Gaza death toll raises to 3 after Israeli war jet strikes

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It comes amid protests across Palestinian territories after President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Meanwhile, clashes broke out in West Bank city of Bethlehem between Palestinian protestors and Israeli forces stationed at the northern entrance of the city, according to Palestinian sources. Read More »

Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest

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The piece was intended for the Kyiv Post, an English-language newspaper in Ukraine , according to the filing. "Even if the ghostwritten op-ed were entirely accurate, fair, and balanced, it would be a violation of this Court's November 8 Order if it had been published ", prosecutors wrote. Read More »

Court upholds confession by Brendan Dassey of 'Making a Murderer'

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Brendan Dassey had claimed that he was tricked into confessing that he helped his uncle rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. A federal court in Wisconsin previous year found that Dassey, over the course of multiple interviews, had been tricked into confessing - both by police and an unsympathetic private investigator working for his defense attorney. Read More »

White House Mideast advisor to quit post

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Whereas, Kushner for his part said Powell would continue to play a central role in peace efforts. "With the pending departure of Dina Powell, we are losing an invaluable member of the President's national security team", James Mattis said on Friday. Read More »

Protesters clash with police amid bid to arrest ex-Georgia president Saakashvili

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Mr Saakashvili said the recordings were fake. After he was freed, he urged the crowd to impeach Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, a former ally. Photo Mr. Nika Melia, Chairman of UNM's Political Council, who addressed the rally first, told the protesters that the party and its leader were engaged in "a struggle for better future, for freedom and for maintaining independence". Read More »

Franken accusers say resignation speech was hypocritical

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The "people like me" line is a reference to Franken's Saturday Night Live character Stuart Smalley, an awkward tv host who was known for stroking his own ego in a series called "Daily Affirmation". That level-headed response is in keeping with her earlier statements regarding Franken's alleged misconduct. "And I don't feel like there was a resolve to the situation today". Read More »

Antonio Brown (toe) not on Steelers' Week 14 injury report

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Ryan Shazier is also out for the year after suffering a terrifying back injury in that same game in Cincinnati, while safety Mike Mitchell (ankle) is questionable. Baltimore could improve its postseason seeding with a win. "You never forget your greatest foe", Suggs said to Baltimore reporters this week. "We love playing in it". Read More »

Tillerson to meet Lebanon's Hariri in Paris on Friday: US State Department

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Twitter that Lebanon rejected the decision and had the utmost solidarity with the Palestinian people and their right to establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. Hariri said Lebanon was able to weather its crisis thanks to its global partners and that the country's many parties affirmed their "commitment to dissociation from regional conflicts". Read More »

Matt Lauer could potentially lose New Zealand farm

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After the news broke Lauer had been fired , Variety published an extensive report detailing a "pattern of alleged misconduct " including allegedly exposing himself to an employee and giving a colleague a sex toy as a present. It was a jaw-dropping exchange in that it happened on an NBC program and in front of Morales, the woman who many assumed was next in line for the anchor seat a little over a year ago before she moved out to Los Angeles to replace the incoming Bush. Read More »

Following Two Rockets Fired at Israel, IDF Strikes Back in Gaza

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According to a news release by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the allocation authorized Friday by Robert Piper, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, will also enable essential and life-saving child and maternal health interventions, including the provision of incubators and phototherapy equipment to neonatal intensive care units and intensive care units in Gaza hospitals. Read More »

Roy Moore Accuser Admits to Forging Portion of Yearbook Inscription

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The woman who showed her high school yearbook bearing Roy Moore's signature as evidence that he knew her on Friday admitted that she wrote notes on the page herself while still insisting that his John Hancock was legit. His own assistant at the time, however, had the initials 'D.A.' and would often add them when he stamped legal documents with Moore's signature. Moore and his attorneys have previously suggested the yearbook inscription was a forgery . Read More »

Al Franken resigning from Senate

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On Wednesday, a sixth woman came forward revealing he had made an improper advance on her. Hours later, another woman said Franken inappropriately squeezed "a handful of flesh" on her waist while posing for a photo with her in 2009. Among the possibilities is Lt. Gov. Tina Smith , a trusted Dayton ally. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said he has not yet decided on who he will appoint to fill Franken's seat, but expects to make a decision shortly. Read More »

Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire

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Fires are likely to become more frequent as climate change makes fire season a year-round threat and will put greater pressure on local budgets, said Char Miller, a professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College who has written extensively about wildfires. Read More »

'I, Tonya': Allison Janney Reveals What Tonya Harding Thinks of the Biopic

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Margot Robbie has been on a whirlwind of a press tour for her new film " I, Tonya ", and with every event the actress continues to bring it on the fashion front. Once the story moves into the meat of the action, though - from Tonya moving in with Jeff to the insanity that follows - she paints a layered and unexpectedly sympathetic portrait as the most seemingly trustworthy of the film's alternating narrators. Read More »

Trump campaign was reportedly offered access to WikiLeaks during election

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Shortly after the email was sent, Clinton campaign emails began circulating online in an apparent leak of WikiLeaks-acquired documents. Investigators are determining whether or not the account was legitimate, according to CNN. It reportedly suggested that recipients could have access to records associated with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, whose hacked emails were leaked 10 days later. Read More »

Secret Buyer Of $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting Revealed

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The winning bid in the November 15 auction at Christie's in NY was made anonymously by phone using a Christie's representative. The New York Times reported on 6 December that the buyer had been Saudi prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, citing documents the newspaper had reviewed. Read More »

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, Averting Weekend Government Shutdown

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President Donald Trump's meeting with congressional leaders has relocated from the Oval Office to the White House Situation Room for a briefing on military readiness. Cornyn added, "We do want to resolve this, but it's not going to be before the end of this year". Congress has that long to figure out how to fund most programs for the remainder of the fiscal year, which began October 1, which was the original deadline for yearly spending bills. Read More »

Saudi crown prince bought US$450 million Da Vinci

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The Wall Street Journal has named Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the actual buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's $450 million Salvator Mundi . However, at least one user, journalist Yashar Ali, speculated that he was acting on behalf of someone else. Christie's postwar and contemporary art co-chairman Alex Rotter was representing Prince Bader during the auction, who, interestingly, is not well-known as an art collector. Read More »

Pantone Goes Ultra Violet For The 2018 Color Of The Year!

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Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets. Purple slays because it has so many different tones and connotations. The blue-based purple color is meant to communicate traits like originality and ingenuity, while also offering a nod to artistic expression, spiritual reflection, and the potential for exploring ... Read More »

Australia to legislate against foreign interference in politics

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China has declared it does not interfere in the domestic affairs of other countries and Beijing has urged the Turnbull government to "discard prejudice" and deepen the bilateral relationship rather than pursue measures aimed at shoring up Australia from the risks of foreign interference. Read More »

United Kingdom man cements his head in oven

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The 22-year-old, known by his username TGFbro, had been "trying to make a mould of his head in the freaky stunt", the Daily Mirror writes. The West Midlands Fire Brigade later said they were "seriously unimpressed" with the star on Twitter , lamenting the fact that firefighters had been "tied up for an hour" by the "YouTube pranker", when there could have actual non-stupidity related emergencies to attend to. Read More »

'We won't welcome Mike Pence' - Snr Palestinian official

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A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming visit to the region because of the USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Abbas has yet to comment on Pence's latest remarks, which is not the case with his Fatah party. Trump's embassy move has inflamed the Israel-Palestine conflict, in which the status of Jerusalem is a key issue. Read More »