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50 World Leaders Gather In Paris For Climate Summit. Trump Was Not Invited.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:50

On Tuesday, the two-year anniversary of the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement, 50 world leaders planned to gather in the French capital to attend an invite-only climate change conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, the World Bank and the United Nations.

After NYC terror attempt, Trump says he will end chain migration

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:34

Pointing to the New York terror attempt, President Trump says that he will end visa lottery and chain migration.

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:03

Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said on Tuesday. The double amputee -- who is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -- was left with a bruise after "an altercation with another inmate over the use of a public phone" on December 6, according to the department of Correctional Services. "Oscar Pistorius sustained a bruise following an alleged incident with another inmate over the use of a public phone in the special care unit where both offenders are detained at Attridgeville Correctional Centre," spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said.

Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army Deserter Who Fled to North Korea, Has Died in Japan

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:02

Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:55

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday. Until recently the world's oldest head of state, Mugabe had a reputation for extensive and expensive international travel, including regular medical trips to Singapore - a source of public anger among his impoverished citizens. "He has gone for a routine medical trip to Singapore," said the official, who has organized Mugabe's security protection but who is not authorized to speak to the media.

The Rape and Murder of a 6-Year-Old Girl in India Has Reignited Outrage

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:42

Protests erupted in the northern state of Haryana

The Rape and Murder of a 6-Year-Old Girl in India Has Reignited Outrage

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:42

Protests erupted in the northern state of Haryana

Daredevil 'Rooftopper' Plunges To His Death From Chinese High Rise

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:37

An incredibly agile Chinese social media star and fearless “rooftopper” plunged 62 floors to his death from a high-rise in the city of Changsha, police confirmed to Chinese media.

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:42

The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction. Scientists genetically mapped the animal -- also known as a thylacine -- using the genome of a pup preserved more than century ago in a jar. The research revealed the creature began to undergo a decline in genetic diversity more than 70,000 years ago, leaving it less resilient to environmental change even before Aborigines are believed to have first inhabited the continent 65,000 years ago.

Jake Tapper Calls Out Trump's Hypocrisy On 'Fake News' Attacks

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:28

Jake Tapper responded to President Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the press spreading “fake news” with a bulleted list of the former businessman’s most egregious lies.

Alabama Voters To Decide Whether Accused Child Molester Becomes Their Senator

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00

For many in the state, the special election has become a way to project a message to the rest of the nation on what Alabama is. Supporters of Democrat Doug Jones want to shed the stereotype of Alabama as a stagnant backwater. Jones is best known for his work as a U.S. attorney in the 1990s, prosecuting Ku Klux Klan members for blowing up a black church in 1963.

2 people killed after being stuck inside a burning school bus

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00

Authorities are investigating why the student and school bus driver couldn't escape the burning vehicle.

Photographer, Now Facing Felonies, Had Asked News Site For Inauguration Work

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:28

WASHINGTON ― A photographer currently facing trial on several felony charges after being arrested during a protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration had reached out to a Texas news outlet before Jan. 20 about photographing the protests, yet another indication he was working as a journalist that day.

Alabama senate race: Charles Barkley tells Alabama to vote for Doug Jones and 'stop looking like idiots to the nation'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:22

Basketball legend Charles Barkley has made an impassioned plea to people in Alabama to cast their vote for Democrat Doug Jones and “stop looking like idiots to the nation”. Barkley, 54, who was born in Alabama and who at this peak was one of the National Basketball League’s most influential players, said he believed it was incredible Mr Jones’s rival, Roy Moore, was still in the race. Mr Jones, who made his reputation prosecuting two former members of the Ku Klux Klan of the deadly bombing of a black church in 1963, told supporters they were on “the right side of history”.

Man charged over jihadist murders of French police couple

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:17

French police charged a man on Monday in connection with the jihadist murder of a police couple after his DNA was matched to traces found in their home near Paris, legal sources said. Mohamed Lamine Aberouz, 24, has been linked to Larossi Abballa, the Islamic State extremist who claimed the June 2016 attack in a live video from the murder scene before being killed by police in a shootout, the sources added. Aberouz, who was not on a terrorism watchlist but was known to be radicalised, was arrested in the western Paris suburb of Les Mureaux.

On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:09

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday for the last leg of a day-long diplomatic dash, during which he ordered the partial withdrawal of Russia's troops from the war-torn country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Putin at his presidential complex in Ankara for a closed-door meeting. This is the eighth face-to-face meeting between Putin and Erdogan this year, a sign of the intensity of a relationship that had hit rock bottom in November 2015 when Turkey shot down a Russian war plane over Syria.

U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 18:12

A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments may lead to a mistrial. The four men, including two of Bundy's sons Ammon and Ryan, are accused of conspiring to use the threat of force in a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents near Bundy's ranch. The revolt was sparked by the court-ordered roundup of Bundy's cattle by government agents over his refusal to pay fees required to graze the herd on federal land.

Trump wants Congress to fix 'lax' immigration after NY attack

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:42

US President Donald Trump said Monday that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York's subway system underscored the "urgent need" for Congress to enact immigration reform. "First and foremost, as I have been saying since I first announced my candidacy for president, America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country," Trump said in a statement.

There Are Huge Obstacles To Casting A Ballot In Alabama's Special Election

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:38

The last-minute push to focus on voter turnout in the Alabama special election for a U.S. Senate seat has brought the state’s restrictive voting policies into renewed focus, prompting concern that many eligible voters who wish to cast a vote on Tuesday will not be able to.

'Cruel and Vicious.' Woman Who Killed Pregnant Neighbor to Keep Baby Pleads Guilty

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:14

22-year-old Savanna Greywind was 8 months pregnant when she disappeared