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Latest embarrassment leaves Mourinho running out of time at Man Utd
Latest embarrassment leaves Mourinho running out of time at Man Utd
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  • 2018-12-17 03:50:02Z

Manchester United had not lost to Liverpool in the Premier League for eight games and over four years prior to Sunday's 3-1 defeat, but the current chasm between the two sides was exposed as Jose Mourinho's men fell 19 points behind the league leaders at Anfield. Match-going United fans have

Aouar and Pepe the latest young talents to emerge in France
Aouar and Pepe the latest young talents to emerge in France
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  • 2018-12-17 03:47:15Z

PARIS (AP) - The French league has long had a reputation for producing some of the soccer stars of tomorrow. They learn their trade in flourishing French academies before rising to prominence in bigger European leagues.

Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan
Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan's Sapporo
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  • 2018-12-17 03:42:27Z

Police and fire officials on Monday were searching for the cause of a dramatic explosion in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo that collapsed a building and injured 42 people. Sapporo police and fire officials said it was too early to say anything certain about the cause of the explosion.

BHP announces stock buyback, special dividend
BHP announces stock buyback, special dividend

BHP will issue a special dividend for shareholders after selling its US shale assets, the miner said Monday as it completed a US$7.3 billion stock buyback. The world's biggest miner recently sold its US shale oil and gas operations to British giant BP for US$10.5 billion, and said it would return the funds to shareholders. The special dividend of US$1.02 a share will be paid out in mid-January.

'Monkeygate' reignites as Singh denies he 'broke down crying'
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  • 2018-12-17 00:52:45Z

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has refuted claims from Andrew Symonds that he broke down and cried in apologising over the infamous "monkeygate" scandal, telling the Australian to "grow up". Symonds on Sunday recounted what he claimed was a truce between the pair called three years

Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42
Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42
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  • 2018-12-17 00:47:45Z

TOKYO (AP) - A suspected gas explosion destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan on Sunday night, injuring 42 people, police and local media said.

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee
Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee
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  • 2018-12-17 00:34:29Z

John McCallum, Canada's ambassador to Beijing, met Michael Spavor, the statement said. Spavor and Michael Kovrig were both picked up after Canada arrested a senior Chinese executive on a U.S. extradition request. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - who said on Friday the detentions were unacceptable

Every Photo from Our Drive of the Audi e-tron GT Concept
Every Photo from Our Drive of the Audi e-tron GT Concept

Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'
Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'

A Texas judge told a mom that people "take better care of their pets" after her daughters died painful deaths from being left overnight in a vehicle.

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader
Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago.

Scuffles as Brussels anti-migration rally draws thousands
Scuffles as Brussels anti-migration rally draws thousands
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  • 2018-12-16 21:54:41Z

Police deployed teargas and water cannon after scuffles broke out Sunday as thousands of people answered a call by far-right groups to reject a UN migration pact. Police said some 5,500 people rallied in Brussels' European quarter housing a number of EU institutions. Police stepped in to disperse

'All I want for Christmas is democracy,' say Hungary protesters
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  • 2018-12-16 21:53:33Z

Braving sub-zero temperatures, setting off flares and waving Hungarian and European Union flags, about 10,000 demonstrators walked from historic Heroes' Square toward parliament and then state TV in a march dubbed "Merry Xmas Mr. Prime Minister." The march was largely peaceful until police

Sudan
Sudan's Bashir visits Damascus, meets Assad: Syrian presidency
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  • 2018-12-16 21:52:26Z

Sudan's President Omar al-Bachir visited Damascus on Sunday, the Syrian presidency said, in his first such visit to the war-torn country since the start of the conflict. "President Omar Hassan al-Bashir... arrived this afternoon on a visit to the Syrian Arab Republic," the presidency said

This $815k Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing doesn't even run
This $815k Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing doesn't even run

This 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing hasn't turned a wheel since 1984 and requires a total rebuild. Dry stored for 34 years, would you pay $800k for it?

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Sudan's president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis
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  • 2018-12-16 20:43:41Z

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian state media said. President Bashar al Assad welcomed him at the airport, official photos showed. Many Arab countries have shunned

Top Democrat Schiff Adds Call for Probe of Trump, Deutsche Bank Links
Top Democrat Schiff Adds Call for Probe of Trump, Deutsche Bank Links

Representative Adam Schiff of California said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that any type of compromise needs to be investigated. Schiff's comments came three days after Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and fellow Senate Democrat Chris Van Hollen called for a Banking Committee investigation of Deutsche Bank's compliance with U.S. money-laundering regulations.

Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies: prosecutor
Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies: prosecutor
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  • 2018-12-16 20:08:43Z

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris prosecutor's office said on Sunday that a fifth person had died from their wounds following Tuesday's Strasbourg Christmas market shooting. An official with the prosecutor's office said the victim was a Polish national and gave no other details. The gunman, Cherif

Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander back ex-'NCIS' star Michael Weatherly amid harassment claims
Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander back ex-'NCIS' star Michael Weatherly amid harassment claims

Pauley Perrette and Sasha Alexander are supporting their ex-'NCIS' co-star Michael Weatherly after Eliza Dushku accused him of sexual harassment.

Yard Find Porsche 928 S3 V8 could be project of the decade
Yard Find Porsche 928 S3 V8 could be project of the decade

Left outside for nearly a decade, surely this 1985 Porsche 928 S3 5.0-litre V8 is beyond saving? Think again. The Californian climate has been kind to this example, making it an attractive prospect at only $5k

Government shutdown? You'll still get mail and packages, be able to travel
Government shutdown? You'll still get mail and packages, be able to travel

Even if Congress can't stop another federal shutdown, mail carriers, air-traffic controllers, Amtrak workers, border agents still will be on the job.

Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42: police
Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42: police

An explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people late Sunday, police said, with the blast reportedly causing surrounding buildings to collapse. Fires broke out following the incident in the northern city of Sapporo, Kyodo news agency said, and images from the scene showed large flames and plumes of smoke rising in the night air. A police official for the Hokkaido region told AFP "there are 42 injuries" but no one was killed.

Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest
Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest
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  • 2018-12-16 18:49:55Z

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's ambassador to China was given access to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested in China.

Trump says he'll review murder case against ex-Army commando
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  • 2018-12-16 18:46:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will be "reviewing" the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, raising questions about the possibility he could jeopardize the ongoing military legal proceedings.

Student Charged After Video Shows Fight That Left Another Student Injured
Student Charged After Video Shows Fight That Left Another Student Injured

A student was charged with aggravated battery after an attack that left another student seriously injured was caught on video at the Lockport Township High School East Campus.

Kosovo president: Decision to form army
Kosovo president: Decision to form army 'irreversible'

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - The decision to transform Kosovo's security force into an army is "irreversible," the country's president said Sunday while offering assurance that a new national military does not threaten ethnic Serbs living in the former Serbian province.

Judge Lobs Political Bomb at Trump by Nullifying Obamacare
Judge Lobs Political Bomb at Trump by Nullifying Obamacare

The case may not be resolved in the courts before 2020, legal experts said, which could make it a defining issue in the race for the White House and Congress. Democrats immediately jumped on the Friday night ruling to warn that health care coverage for millions of Americans was at stake due to the Republican-led lawsuit that sought to void popular parts of Obamacare, including protections for pre-existing conditions and a ban on annual lifetime limits. Also at risk are provisions that affect the wider health insurance market, such as keeping adults on their parents' policies until age 26.

Fierce clashes in Hodeidah lead to delay of ceasefire
Fierce clashes in Hodeidah lead to delay of ceasefire

Fierce clashes broke out in Yemen's crucial port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, leading UN and Yemeni officials to delay the "official" start of the hard-fought ceasefire agreed last week. Residents reported skirmishes on the outskirts of town with missiles and automatic gunfire heard near the city's eastern 7th July suburb.  Unconfirmed television reports said that the Saudi-led coalition had launched two airstrikes on Ras Isa, a port north of Hodeidah. On Thursday, the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels agreed to a UN-brokered truce in Hodeidah with the Saudi-led coalition that backs the official government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  UN officials said it was necessary to delay the...

NASA releases new images of Jupiter
NASA releases new images of Jupiter

OUT OF THIS WORLD: NASA has released incredible new images of Jupiter.

Lawyer says Mueller can interview Trump only
Lawyer says Mueller can interview Trump only 'over my dead body'

Rudy Giuliani said special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors could not be trusted to deal fairly with the president, suggesting they had trapped another witness into committing perjury. Asked on "Fox News Sunday" about reports Mueller now wants a face-to-face interview to follow up on Trump's submission of written answers, Giuliani shot back: "Good luck. Mueller's 19-month-long probe into possible Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign has led to dozens of indictments for federal crimes and several guilty pleas or convictions.

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers killed in fighting with Islamists: sources
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  • 2018-12-16 16:56:36Z

The fighting followed an attack on Friday by insurgents in Gudumbali local government area - a part of Borno where Boko Haram breakaway group Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) is influential. The attack, which the sources say was carried out on a military base and a nearby community in the Gudumbali

For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugee
For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugee

BOSTON (AP) - A once-run-down historic home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled after she was spared the noose is on the market after an extensive renovation project.

Any decision on Brexit deal will happen in New Year - British trade minister

British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday talks with the European Union to secure "assurances" for parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal will take time, with a decision expected in the New Year. "The prime minister is giving an update tomorrow, she will be talking to the cabinet on Tuesday, it is very clear that the EU understand what the problem is.

Turkey would consider working with Assad if he won a democratic Syrian election

Turkey and other world powers would consider working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he won a democratic election, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a conference in Qatar on Sunday. Turkey supported the opposition to Assad in the Syrian civil war that broke out in 2011 and continues to support rebel fighters who control part of northwest Syria. A year ago Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described Assad as a terrorist and said it was impossible for Syrian peace efforts to continue with him.

Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling
Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says Congress should hold a vote

Georgia
Georgia's 1st woman president is inaugurated amid protests
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  • 2018-12-16 15:59:31Z

VELISTSIKHE, Georgia (AP) - The first woman president of Georgia has been sworn into office amid continued protests from opposition figures who allege her election was tainted.

Germany sweeps medals in women
Germany sweeps medals in women's World Cup luge race
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  • 2018-12-16 15:57:58Z

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Dajana Eitberger was fastest in both heats to lead a German sweep of the medals in a women's World Cup luge race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Sunday.

More than 40 injured in explosion in Japan
More than 40 injured in explosion in Japan's Sapporo: Kyodo
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  • 2018-12-16 15:56:44Z

More than 40 people were injured in an explosion on Sunday at a bar in Sapporo in northern Japan, Kyodo news agency reported. Kyodo said one person was in critical condition. Eyewitnesses reported smelling gas in the area following the explosion, which Kyodo said happened at 8.30 p.m. (1130 GMT).

Ukraine president hopes anti-corruption court formed by February
Ukraine president hopes anti-corruption court formed by February
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  • 2018-12-16 15:31:39Z

KIEV (Reuters) - A special Ukrainian court to try corruption cases will hopefully be formed by February, President Petro Poroshenko told a news conference on Sunday. Ukraine has agreed to set up such a court as a condition for loans from the International Monetary Fund. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and

Georgia
Georgia's new pro-Western president seeks unity after vote protests
  • World
  • 2018-12-16 15:22:53Z

French-born Zurabishvili, backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party, won 59.5 percent of votes at last month's runoff which the opposition called rigged and international observers said was marred by unfair use of state resources. Several thousand opposition supporters made for Telavi in a convoy

Americans Turn More Pessimistic on Economy
Americans Turn More Pessimistic on Economy

A majority of Americans also say President Donald Trump has been untruthful about the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 campaign, and half say the probe has given them doubts about Trump's presidency. "For the first time in Trump's presidency, his safety net of a robust economy shows signs of unraveling," said Fred Yang, a Democratic pollster with Hart Research Associates. The poll, taken a month after November's midterm elections, shows more Americans want congressional Democrats to take the lead in setting policy for the U.S.

The best weekend holiday deals on Amazon
The best weekend holiday deals on Amazon

These deals make great last minute gifts.

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque
Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraqis on Sunday laid the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. The famed 12th century mosque and minaret, dubbed Al-Hadba or "the hunchback," hosted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's only public appearance as IS chief, when he declared a self-styled "caliphate" after the jihadists swept into Mosul in 2014. The structures were ravaged three years later in the final, most brutal stages of the months-long fight to rid Iraq's second city of IS.

Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks
Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement. Netanyahu referred to a controversial Gaza ceasefire in November that ended the worst escalation between Israel and Hamas since a 2014 war. "I conveyed a clear message to Hamas -- we won't accept a situation of a truce in Gaza and terror in Judea and Samaria," Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting, using the biblical name for the West Bank, as is Israel's official policy.

May's Team Pushes Back at Second Vote Reports: Brexit Update

"Unreasonable people" in the U.K. are blocking the Brexit withdrawal agreement from passing, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Sunday. "We have a deal that's been negotiated, unfortunately there are some very unreasonable people in Westminster that are trying to block that," Coveney said in an RTE Television interview.

Senate Republican: Obamacare ruling
Senate Republican: Obamacare ruling 'far too sweeping' in overturning entire law

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is interviewed on "This Week" about the potential government shutdown next week and the ruling from a federal judge in Texas declaring Obamacare unconstitutional.

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces
Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces
  • World
  • 2018-12-16 12:47:12Z

BEIRUT (AP) - A bomb blast in a northern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people Sunday, activists said, the latest in a series of attacks to hit areas along the border where Turkey has troops.

Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record
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  • 2018-12-16 12:46:57Z

BERLIN (AP) - Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction.

2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi
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  • 2018-12-16 12:44:23Z

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) - At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official.

After rare misfire, Kremlin set to win regional vote
After rare misfire, Kremlin set to win regional vote
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  • 2018-12-16 12:39:35Z

Sunday's vote in Primorsky region, which includes the port city of Vladivostok, was a re-run of a Sept. 16 election in which a Communist Party challenger claimed he was the rightful winner over the Kremlin's nominee. Some political commentators said the September election showed fading public support for the Kremlin, the result of a weak economy and an unpopular proposal - since put on hold - to make people work for longer before they receive their state pension. After the election re-run was announced, the Kremlin ditched its candidate from the September vote.

Israel signals displeasure at Australia
Israel signals displeasure at Australia's "mistaken" West Jerusalem move
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  • 2018-12-16 12:05:02Z

Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in a 1967 war and annexed it as its capital in a moved not recognised internationally. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as capital of the state they hope to found in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A year ago, U.S. President Donald Trump outraged Palestinians by recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a designation that did not acknowledge their claim on the east of the city though it left open the question of its final borders.

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