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I stayed alive by playing dead during nightclub shooting

Michael Raak told CBS that his brother is recovering and expected to return home shortly. Vasip Sahin has said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside the Reina club around 1:15 a.m. "You just have to stay as calm as you can". Mr Raak - the only USA citizen in the shooting - was one of 69 people injured by the Santa Claus gunman behind the atrocity. Read More

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Wheelie bin bid to deal with rogue croc

Wheelie bin bid to deal with rogue croc

A stray 3.5-meter crocodile made a decision to venture into a Queensland garden on New Year's Eve and puzzled neighbors chose to get creative with how to lead the creature back to water. The 3.5m-long reptile had swaggered up from the street and found its way into the property in Far North Queensland. The croc is believed to have first emerged from the water at the adjacent Esplanade and spent a few hours in the backyard before moving into the front yard. Read More

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'We'll See' About Meeting With Taiwanese Leader

'We'll See' About Meeting With Taiwanese Leader

The U.S. has since 1979 had no diplomatic relations with Taiwan. A retired senior officer who maintains contacts with the PLA told Reuters that China probably wouldn't need to fire any missiles to bring Taiwan to its knees. "We hope the USA can abide by the "one China" policy...and not let her pass through their border, not give any false signals to Taiwan independence forces, and through concrete actions safeguard overall US-China relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan strait", ... Read More

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Brother of JonBenet Ramsey Sues CBS for $750 Million Over TV Special

CBS originally ordered "JonBenet" as a six-hour documentary series but cut it back to four hours at the last minute. CBS spokesman Dustin Smith declined to comment on the lawsuit. Ramsey, brother of slain child star JonBenet Ramsey , told Dr. Phil that he'd hidden from the media in the decades since his sister's death . The lawsuit says that as a result of CBS' defamatory statements against Burke, he has suffered damage and harm including economic damages, damage to his reputation, ... Read More

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Obama to punish Russian Federation for interfering in the 2016 presidential election

The administration is finalising the details, which also are expected to include covert action that will probably involve cyber-operations, the officials said. One anonymous US official stated that the planned sanctions would be created to not only punish the Putin government but to serve as a warning against any governments that hope to influence future presidential elections with cyber espionage. Read More

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200kg seal to be relocated after Australian suburb stroll

Clearly, these adorable marine animals care nothing about boundaries, as proven by this photo that the Tasmania Police department shared on Facebook of the sea creature they nicknamed "Mr. After confused residents noticed a few cars had dents in them wildlife officers were called to step in. Eventually, the seal was tranquilised and moved out of the area. Read More

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Joey Bosa Throws Up "OHIO" After Picking Up Sack In Cleveland

Isaiah Crowell scored 8- and 4-yard rushing touchdowns in the first half and Cody Parkey made a field goal in each half. Antonio Gates led all receivers with 8 receptions for 94 yards and 1 touchdown. Josh Lambo's 45yd attempt sailed wide right, and the Browns, for the first time in 15 games get a win. The Browns won their first game since beating the 49ers with Johnny Manziel in December of 2015. Read More

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Endangered killer whale found dead on the Sunshine Coast

The results of J34's necropsy will feed into a growing body of knowledge to assist in assessing the threats to Southern Resident killer whales from a population health perspective. It's not yet clear what caused J34's death, Bate said. He says investigators have also taken the animal's skull to Vancouver, where a CT scan will be done to determine whether there were any fractures as a result of the blunt-force trauma. Read More

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Syria: Aleppo has returned to government control

Haq said that more than 34,000 people have been evacuated since December 15. Aleppo was once Syria's commercial and industrial hub, but it has been divided since 2012 between government forces in the west and rebels in the east. Government forces had insisted the two villages, besieged by rebels in Idlib, must be included in the deal to bring people out of east Aleppo. Moreover, the Russian FM Sergei Lavrov noted that the three countries have agreed to prioritize the fight against ... Read More

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Bus carrying soldiers targeted, death toll unclear

A auto bomb attack on a bus carrying off-duty military personnel killed 13 soldiers and wounded at least 56 in the central Turkish city of Kayseri yesterday, an incident President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed on Kurdish militants. The attacks have come with the civil war still raging in neighbouring Syria, where Turkey is staging its own incursion to force jihadists and Kurdish militia from the border area. Read More

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Philippines president guilty of mass murder, critic says

And I go around Davao with a motorcycle - with the big bike - and I would just patrol the streets and looking for trouble also. "I was really looking for a confrontation so I could kill". The public favour his argument that drastic action is required to stop the Philippines from becoming a narco-state. He later apologised for the Hitler reference but said he was "emphatic" about wanting to kill the millions of addicts. Read More

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Actor Alan Thicke Dies at 69

Actor Alan Thicke Dies at 69

But the exact reason hardly matters, because if you were a child who grew up watching a certain kind of sitcom in the '80s, Alan Thicke was a paragon of a certain kind of TV patriarchy. "I'm in shock", Mapes told the Daily News of Thicke's unexpected passing. "I am so blessed to have grown up with him". We will cherish the memories. Read More

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Facebook Continues Video Push

On Monday, Instagram rolled out its Live Video Streaming feature to its U.S. users. Length of videos can also extend up to 60 minutes. It would be interesting to see how marketers and advertisers will use Facebook's live 360 video to reach consumers as the demand continues for engaging, immersive, and interactive content. Read More

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Karnataka Minister Resigns After Sex Tape Surfaces, Denies Any Wrongdoing

Karnataka Minister Resigns After Sex Tape Surfaces, Denies Any Wrongdoing

To prevent this video from being released, Meti's aide had threatened a Right To Information (RTI) activist. The woman, Vijayalaxmi, had accused Meti of seeking sexual favours in return for a transfer. The video is said to be recorded by a cop who is said to be a friend of the minister's son. In the meantime, a 30-second clipping of the CD was released to Kannada TV channels. Read More

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Korea, Japan vow cooperation over N. Korea sanctions

Japan-based Choson Sinbo reported Monday Pyongyang is signaling interest in releasing details on Japanese in North Korea but did not specify whether they were the victims of state-sponsored abduction. North Korea does not have a monopoly on demonstrating aggressive behavior in the conflict, however. The Foreign Ministry said Wu Dawei also told his South Korean counterpart in talks Friday that China was "adamantly opposed" to the South's deployment of an advanced US missile defense ... Read More

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Tamil people in Delhi pay tribute to Jayalalithaa

Tamil people in Delhi pay tribute to Jayalalithaa

In an answer to a leading news channel, the BJP leader said that if her party decides any role for her in Tamil Nadu, she would like to take the responsibility. He announced a day's mourning in his state. Thousands of supporters streamed into the sprawling campus of the Government Estate, where the body of J Jayalalithaa , Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu , lay in state. Read More

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Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

The white former North Charleston police officer shot black driver Walter Scott in the back as he ran away from a traffic stop in April 2015. Race plays a central role in both cases. "It's hard sometimes", Santana added. Check out our new health site TONIC's look at the HIV crisis sweeping through the American South . If there is no conviction in such a case, these experts say, convictions in other cases would seem even less likely. Read More

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