Daily Archives: January 7, 2018

Confessed ISIS recruit denies instructing 12yo boy to blow up German Christmas market

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 01:54 Edited time: 8 Jan, 2018 02:00 Austrian prosecutors have filed charges against Lorenz K., the teenage son of Albanian immigrants who they say mentored and guided a 12-year old German-Iraqi boy through two failed Islamist attacks in late 2016. The 55-page indictment delivered by the Vienna Public Prosecutor’s Office and cited by Austrian media, ...

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3-way gun battle near Mexican resort leaves 11 dead

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 00:46 At least 11 people have died near the Mexican resort town of Acapulco following a series of gunfights between local residents, the self-appointed community militia and federal government forces. The showdown in the La Concepcion farming community erupted Sunday morning after a group of armed men fired shots into the air during local celebrations. ...

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Google cancels UK ads from shady rehab clinic referrers already banned in US

Another day, another way tech giants are found to be profiting handsomely from unsavory ad practices. Today brings the news, as reported by the Sunday Times, that Google has reaped “millions” from shady companies that advertise online as help lines for people suffering from addiction, but in reality funnel those people to expensive private clinics, earning huge commissions. The basic ...

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'Keep Kim on his toes': US officials scramble to defend Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 23:22 Almost a week on, US officials are still cleaning up the fallout from President Donald Trump’s “bigger nuclear button” tweet, but America’s UN envoy and the CIA director are both arguing it’s all for the sake of peace. Throughout the week, major drama has been unfolding around threats of mutually assured destruction between North ...

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Water main break causes (more) chaos at JFK (VIDEOS)

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 23:55 Edited time: 7 Jan, 2018 23:56 The winter-related chaos at New York’s JFK airport has gotten worse. After three days of flight disruptions due to the ‘bomb cyclone,’ a water main break caused a further shutdown of international flights into Terminal 4 Sunday. The water main break resulted in Terminal 4 being flooded, triggering ...

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5 big questions facing the world of sport in 2018

The sporting world saw an eventful 2017, but there is plenty in store for 2018. We look at some of the big issues facing sport this year. Will the NFL protests subside? The ‘Take a Knee’ anthem protests begun by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick over perceived racial injustice in the US continued to cause widespread debate in ...

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‘Calm down’: CNN’s Tapper cuts off Trump’s aide in cringeworthy interview

CNN’s Jake Tapper decided to cut off White House advisor Stephen Miller during an on-air interview in which both sides somehow lost their cool. Tapper had Miller on to talk about Fire and Fury, the controversial book on the Trump presidency penned by Michael Wolff. The book contains a number of explosive allegations, including former strategist Steve Bannon’s claim that ...

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Merkel starts grand coalition talks as poll shows 52% want her off ballot in 'new election'

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to secure a fourth term at the helm of a new grand coalition, a poll has shown a majority would rather vote again. The results also suggest Merkel should not be on the ballot. Three months after Germans went to the polls, they are still without a government. Their frustration is apparently growing, with ...

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‘5* restaurants aren’t my style’: World Cup winner Podolski serves kebabs in new shop (VIDEO)

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 18:52 An estimated 1,000 fans stood in a five-hour queue outside the new kebab shop in Cologne opened by hometown hero, former Bayern Munich and Arsenal footballer Lukas Podolski. ‘Prinz Poldi,’ dressed in a hoodie, personally served customers, slicing chunks of meat from massive slabs of chicken and lamb and willingly posed for photos amid ...

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BDS blacklist: Israel publishes activist groups barred from entry

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:09 Israel has released it so-called BDS blacklist – organizations whose activists will be refused entry to the country due to their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. The names of the 20 barred organizations were revealed Sunday by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, reported Haaretz. Previously, the Ministry had refused to ...

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