• Major quake rattles Papua New Guinea
Major quake rattles Papua New Guinea

The epicenter was deep within the Earth's crust, about 96 miles down. Waves of 0.3 to one meter above tidal level is expected along the coast of Papua New Guinea and Solomon islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in an advisory.

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  • Transgender women ask Jackie Evancho not to sing at Trump's inauguration
Transgender women ask Jackie Evancho not to sing at Trump's inauguration

Users took to Twitter to compliment Evancho not only on a well-delivered performance but also on her unique coat. Unlike many other stars, the singer chose to perform for the celebration, even though she faced harsh criticism. "I see it as an honor to perform for my country", Evancho said in an interview on "Nightline". The crowd, which included me...

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  • Gambia's new leader: Jammeh leaving for Guinea within hours
Gambia's new leader: Jammeh leaving for Guinea within hours

The move was necessitated by the refusal of Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh to step aside despite the expiry of his tenure on Thursday. In an interview with AP , the new president, who is currently in Senegal, where he took his oath of office, said Jammeh will have to stay outside Gambia "for now".

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  • Facebook blocks Russian 'news' media RT until after Trump inauguration
Facebook blocks Russian 'news' media RT until after Trump inauguration

The Russian news outlet claims that they were running an Associated Press stream of the press conference. "The live-rights strike seems to be part of an algorithmic failure to acknowledge rights acquired by broadcasters, and we hope it will be resolved in the short term", said RT's social media head Ivor Crotty.

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  • Orlando shooter's wife pleads not guilty to aiding husband
Orlando shooter's wife pleads not guilty to aiding husband

Salman will return to court in two weeks for a bail hearing. Salman could face life in prison if convicted of the charges. Salman is now expected to be extradited to Florida where a grand jury indicted her and her husband shot attendees at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

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  • Syrian Rebels Will Attend Monday's Peace Talks
Syrian Rebels Will Attend Monday's Peace Talks

Lavrov also said at the news conference that he thought it is right to invite the incoming Trump administration to Syria peace talks scheduled for January 23 in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana. The President-elect "wants every country to be responsible for its own development and this is an attitude we can relate to", he told reporters at a news confe...

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  • Iran's Rouhani says talk about renegotiating nuclear deal
Iran's Rouhani says talk about renegotiating nuclear deal "meaningless"

Iran, he said, had "reduced its uranium stockpile by 98 percent and removed two-thirds of its centrifuges". Iran says it has the right to nuclear energy - and stresses that its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes only. Despite their often fraught ties, the European Union says it is in full agreement with China and Russian Federation over t...

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  • LePage's comments a
LePage's comments a "profound misunderstanding of history", say Maine Dems

While all three presidents were indeed Republicans-and the Democrats of the 1860s were pro-slavery-the ideological affiliation of America's two primary political parties effectively flipped during the 20th century, as LePage certainly knows.

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  • Gloria Allred Announces Trump Sexual Assault Lawsuit
Gloria Allred Announces Trump Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Zervos, who's seeking a retraction plus unspecified damages, also characterizes Trump as a "sexual predator" in the suit. According to Allred, Zervos underwent a polygraph test to verify her initial claims of sexual misconduct against Trump, which she passed, and the test administrator claimed she was telling the truth.

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  • OPEC basket rises in price
OPEC basket rises in price

Just two weeks into the OPEC supply-cut deal and a day after Saudi Arabia signaled that it had cut more than pledged, the cartel itself does not see more than 80 percent compliance, and thinks it would be "acceptable" even if it were to deliver just 50 percent of promised cuts.

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  • 'Anne Frank link' unearthed at Sobibor camp
'Anne Frank link' unearthed at Sobibor camp

Header image: Both sides of Karoline Cohn's pendant found at Sobibor, image courtesy Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research. " The significance of the research and findings at Sobibór grows with every passing season of excavation ", said Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Yoram Haimi.

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  • Serbian President Accuses Kosovo Of Provoking 'War'
Serbian President Accuses Kosovo Of Provoking 'War'

At least 110 countries now recognise the sovereignty of the 1.8-million strong state, but Serbia and its chief ally Russian Federation do not. The train was prevent from crossing into Kosovo and returned to Belgrade over night. Serbia has told Kosovo it will defend "every inch of its territory" including its former province where Serbs are allege...

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  • President Obama Eases Sanctions Against Sudan
President Obama Eases Sanctions Against Sudan

Sudan has agreed to bring peace to Darfur, south Kordofan, and the Blue Nile within six months as part of a five-track deal between Washington and Khartoum which includes the lifting of two decades of economic sanctions from Sudan. The U.S. designated Sudan, which once hosted al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993....

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  • President-elect Donald Trump's transition historically unpopular
President-elect Donald Trump's transition historically unpopular

President Barack Obama, confirmed virtual reality fan, is giving the White House a proper sendoff with the launch of another collaboration with Oculus and Félix & Paul Studios. Obama leaves office with a 55 percent approval rating , much higher than the one that Trump enters office with. Trump's cabinet picks have also generated mixed opinions...

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  • SpaceX Attempts A High-Stakes Launch, Months After Explosion
SpaceX Attempts A High-Stakes Launch, Months After Explosion

After the initial takeoff, SpaceX was also able to land the Falcon 9 on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean . Saturday's flight begins to clear a logjam of more than 70 missions, worth more than $10 billion, awaiting flights on SpaceX Falcon rockets, which last flew in August, SpaceX said.

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  • Missing newborn baby abducted from Florida hospital found 18 years later
Missing newborn baby abducted from Florida hospital found 18 years later

For 18 years, Mobley believed that Williams was her mother, the sheriff said. After being missing for almost 20 years, a newborn baby abducted from a Florida hospital has been found - now an adult woman, authorities said Friday. "Just for anybody that's lost hope, just keep hope alive, just keep praying, keep fighting", he said. It was not imme...

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  • ISIS Shows Alleged Civilian Casualties of 'American Airstrike' in Mosul
ISIS Shows Alleged Civilian Casualties of 'American Airstrike' in Mosul

Nearly all of the east of Mosul has been recaptured by USA -backed Iraqi forces but areas west of the river Tigris, are still under IS control. "In the coming hours it will be liberated completely", Lieutenant General Abdelwahab al-Saadi of the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) was quoted as saying by agencies.

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  • Dog chained atop crate towed on highway; owner investigated
Dog chained atop crate towed on highway; owner investigated

The video has been shared more than 8,000 times and, as of Thursday night, had one million views. A Flagler County ordinance says that animals should be restrained by a minimum of two tethers to safely restrain them from easily escaping vehicles.

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  • Amazon Pulls India Flag Doormat After Worker Expulsion Threats
Amazon Pulls India Flag Doormat After Worker Expulsion Threats

A spokesman for the ministry, Vikas Swarup, today tweeted a letter in which he said Amazon expressed "regret" over the incident. Amazon has removed the doormat from the list, with Vice President and Country Manager of Amazon in India apologizing for offending Indian sensibilities.

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  • Services scheduled for father, daughter who died in Lake Erie plane crash
Services scheduled for father, daughter who died in Lake Erie plane crash

The agency has said it could be a year before their investigation and report is complete. The six people aboard the plane are presumed dead. It's unlikely recovery crews and divers will go out on the water on Tuesday because of weather conditions, officials said.

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  • MI man ticketed $128 for leaving vehicle running in driveway
MI man ticketed $128 for leaving vehicle running in driveway

He started his auto in his driveway to warm it up and went inside for five minutes. The ticket was for leaving the keys in the ignition with the motor running and no one around. Trupiano said he ran inside his home for around five to seven minutes to drop off groceries and pick up his girlfriend and her young son. Taylor said he didn't mean to ca...

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  • Mom, boyfriend charged in 'rape-murder fantasy' death of teen
Mom, boyfriend charged in 'rape-murder fantasy' death of teen

Sullivan and Sara Packer were charged with murder , rape, kidnapping, abuse of a corpse, assault and other related offenses. Sullivan struck Grace several times in the face, splitting her lip, the affidavit said, and then he and Packer took the teen to the attic on the third floor.

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  • Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dead
Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dead

Rafsanjani was born in 1934 in the central Iranian city of Rafsanjan to a family of farmers. The former president was not unfamiliar with scandal or accusations of it. Rafsanjani was president from 1989 to 1997. Mr. Rafsanjani was jailed for several years for opposition to the reign of the US -backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and helped orga...

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  • Hear Mark Hamill Read Donald Trump Tweet as the Joker
Hear Mark Hamill Read Donald Trump Tweet as the Joker

Can we get one of these for each Trump tweet over the next four years? Trump courted controversy all through the US presidential election for his seemingly filter-free tweeting. If only Carrie Fisher were around to show him how to make a hologram. Instead of simply wishing everyone a Happy New Year, the president-elect made a decision to shout ou...

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  • Today's talks have failed - the Tube strike is expected go on
Today's talks have failed - the Tube strike is expected go on

District, Circle, and Hammersmith and City lines will operate a limited service but not all stations will be open. "Our negotiating team remains available for further talks throughout the weekend should they become necessary". John Leach, regional organiser for RMT told Sky News that London Underground's position has not changed throughout the we...

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