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Bahrain executes 3 men convicted in bombing that killed police

Bahrain executes 3 men convicted in bombing that killed police

Bahrain on Sunday executed three Shia men despite widespread protests in the capital. The authorities have been cracking down on dissent mainly by the Shi'ite majority complaining of discrimination by the island's Sunni rulers. Prison authorities did not explain the reason for the summons to the families but gave them a telephone number to collect their sons' personal belongings, according to social media reports. Read More

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Iraq forces retake Mosul university

Iraq forces retake Mosul university

Government troops retook the eastern edge of a third bridge in Mosul Saturday and a cluster of buildings inside Mosul university, according to a senior Iraqi officer overseeing the operation. Also on January 14, police took the highway from Mosul to Kirkuk. Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati told state television the entire eastern bank of the Tigris would soon be under Iraqi control. Read More

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Indian soldier exposes corruption, food shortage in Indian Army

The film and sports celebrities and commoners have expressed anguish over the plight of the jawans who have been deprived of proper and wholesome meals. "He will be shifted to different headquarters so that there can be no pressure on him and a fair inquiry can be held", he said. Yadav had alleged in his videos that while the government provides enough food stock for its soldiers, it is because of some higher-ups, who sell the rations illegally to make money, that the constabulary down ... Read More

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Dairy Queen shuts outlet after owner 'proudly admits using racist slur'

Dairy Queen shuts outlet after owner 'proudly admits using racist slur'

She called 911 from her vehicle and the responding police officer spoke to Crichton, who, per the police report , "proudly admitted to calling Ford a n--" and ranted about his other black customers. Ms Ford asked for a $5 refund from Jim Crichton, the owner of the Zion, Illinois store (pictured). "He took out his flip phone and he said he would take a picture and put it on Facebook because he wants to show the world what kind of n--rs he has to deal with", she told the Washington Post . Read More

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Record Christmas at Sainsbury's 'shows logic of Argos takeover'

City analysts Clive Black of Shore Capital noted it was a "sound Christmas" and although the supermarket was still under-performing against the retail market and losing share, its recent acquisition of Argos was opening new opportunities. The company also posted strong results at its Argos business, whose like-for-like sales surged 4.1 percent during the reported period. Sainsbury's supermarket trading was in a holding pattern it said on Tuesday. Read More

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Russian Federation slams U.S. decision to blacklist five senior officials

However, the move comes on top of a series of measures taken by the Obama administration in recent weeks to punish Russian Federation for the hacking during the US presidential campaign and for harassment of American diplomats. Kovtun and Lugovoi, whom Russian Federation refuses to extradite, have denied involvement despite traces of polonium that British investigators say the two left across London. Read More

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Hillary Clinton cheered at Broadway's 'The Color Purple'

Hillary Clinton , who has kept a relatively low public profile since losing the presidential election two months ago, on Sunday showed up at the final performance of a revival of "The Color Purple" on Broadway. While people cheered upon seeing Clinton, Pence received boos. When the show ended, cast member Brandon Victor Dixon pointedly addressed the IN governor as he was walking out, saying: "We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not ... Read More

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McDonald s Sells 80 operational stake in China Hong Kong

The new partnership will act as the master franchisee responsible for McDonald's businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong for a period of 20 years. The company originally wanted to raise up to $3 billion from the sale but later chose to keep a minority stake; sources told Reuters. Moreover Yum Brands, the owner of KFC and Pizza Hut, is also reportedly streamlining its China business. Read More

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Mexico: US Consular Official Shot In Guadalajara

Mexico: US Consular Official Shot In Guadalajara

The FBI has offered a $20,000 reward for information that leads to identifying the suspect, who was caught on video near the parking lot before he committed the crime. The FBI has asked anyone with information to contact the U.S. Embassy in Mexico Cityat (01-55) 5080-2000. In 2014, a Mexican gang leader was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in of US consulate employee Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton, her husband and the husband of another consulate employee as they ... Read More

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USA mass murderer Charles Manson 'seriously ill' in hospital

USA mass murderer Charles Manson 'seriously ill' in hospital

Manson, now 82, was sent to prison for life after the murders of nine people in 1969. Manson, who did not personally commit the murders but ordered his followers to carry them out, is not eligible to apply for parole again until 2027. Sharon Tate who was seven to eight months pregnant at the time and four other people (Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent) were all gruesomely murdered by members of the Manson family on August 9. Read More

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Another rainy day this week will precede big chill

Another rainy day this week will precede big chill

Skies will start out mostly cloudy this morning with some scattered light snow showers over the Adirondacks, and then skies will become partly sunny this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Sunday: Mostly sunny; high of 27. North wind 11 to 16 miles per hour. Tuesday ... Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. New Year's Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Read More

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Samajwadi Party feud: Have to make tough decisions sometimes, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party feud: Have to make tough decisions sometimes, says Akhilesh Yadav

With a touch of déjà vu, he added that the feud in the family was over and all was now well. "We will all sit togther with Netaji and I am sure all problems will be resolved", he said. Akhilesh had hit back by dismissing Shivpal and a few others from his ministry. "The whole country should understand that I will respect Netaji (Mulayam Singh) more than ever... Read More

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USA gang-rape victim identifies three accused

She returned to India in December to pursue the case because she was dissatisfied with the progress of the police investigation. While the woman said she was raped by 5 persons, police has nabbed as of now only 4 of them. The victim had also stated that one of the accused had inserted foreign objects while assaulting her. She claimed that in July this year, she approached a US-based NGO, which, in turn, contacted the hotel authorities and the tour company but to no avail. Read More

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Powerful quake hits southern Chile

There have been no confirmed reports yet regarding any victims or critical injuries to the residents who were in the area. Chile's naval oceanographic service declared a preventative tsunami alert and officials began evacuating coastal areas in the southern part of the country. Read More

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Futures traders bet on $100 oil price

Futures traders bet on $100 oil price

US West Texas Intermediate crude fell 26 cents, or 0.5%, to $52.69 a barrel after settling up 0.9% in the previous session. Brent crude recently rose 1.1% to a $55.04 a barrel on London's ICE Futures Exchange. US crude stockpiles expanded to 485.4 million barrels last week, the highest seasonal level since the Energy Information Administration began compiling weekly data in 1982. Read More

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