Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan said Thursday it will open an investigation into a plane crash the day before in the country s northwest that killed 47 passengers and crew, as military helicopters ferried the remains of victims to the capital. The small, twin-propeller aircraft was travelling from the scenic mountain resort ...


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Trump s choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

Trump s choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

DES MOINES, Iowa mdash It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner. But Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad boasts a 30-year relationship with Chinese ...


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Vinyl album sales outpace digital downloads for first time in U.K.: Report

Vinyl album sales outpace digital downloads for first time in U.K.: Report

Sales of albums on vinyl records in the United Kingdom outpaced digital album sales for the first time ever, an entertainment industry trade group reported Thursday. In this past week in the U.K. we saw vinyl sales of 2.4 million pounds, and a digital download album sales of only 2.1 ...


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Major survey of transgender Americans finds pervasive bias

Major survey of transgender Americans finds pervasive bias

NEW YORK mdash The largest-ever survey of transgender Americans paints a grim picture of pervasive discrimination and harassment, to the point that many of them attempt suicide at some point. Released on Thursday by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the survey assesses input received in 2015 from 27,715 respondents ...


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Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk  a bit of a shocker

Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk a bit of a shocker

NEW YORK mdash David Petraeus former mistress says it was a bit of a shocker to learn the retired four-star general was being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position. Former military officer Paula Broadwell told CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that she was happy for ...


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Michael Hayden, former CIA director,  very concerned  by Trump s cybersecurity stance

Michael Hayden, former CIA director, very concerned by Trump s cybersecurity stance

Donald Trump has failed so far to demonstrate an understanding of cybersecurity, said the former head of the CIA and National Security Agency, voicing his concerns as the president-elect prepares to enter the White House. Discussing Mr. Trump s cyber posture during an event Wednesday in New York City hosted by ...


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Southern drivers  strike to go ahead after court ruling

Southern drivers strike to go ahead after court ruling

A strike by train drivers on the Southern rail network will go ahead next week after a court ruling.


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Supreme Court president: Court won t overturn Brexit vote

Supreme Court president: Court won t overturn Brexit vote

The Brexit hearing draws to a close with a reminder the court will not overturn the referendum.


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GOP, Dem lawmakers plan to probe Russia hacking role in U.S. elections

GOP, Dem lawmakers plan to probe Russia hacking role in U.S. elections

Momentum is growing on Capitol Hill for a federal probe into the role Russia played in interfering in the U.S. election, with Republican and Democratic lawmakers pledging to investigate Kremlin-backed hacking efforts. But as President-elect Donald Trump continues to express skepticism over Russia s involvement, it s unclear how far any investigations ...


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Obama says U.S. intelligence missed the rise of the Islamic State

Obama says U.S. intelligence missed the rise of the Islamic State

President Obama is blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for failing to detect the rise of the Islamic State, one of the biggest foreign-policy calamities of his second term. In an interview with CNN s Fareed Zakaria that aired Wednesday night, the president said his administration underestimated the terrorist group known as ISIL. ...


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Harry Harris takes dig at Colin Kaepernick during Pearl Harbor memorial

Harry Harris takes dig at Colin Kaepernick during Pearl Harbor memorial

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) mdash U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem. His remarks Wednesday at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack generated a lengthy standing ovation from ...


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Keep working to stay healthy , baby-boomers told

Keep working to stay healthy , baby-boomers told

People aged between 50 and 70 should keep working to stay healthier for longer, England s chief medical officer says.


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Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6

Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6

The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is unprecedented , the new head of MI6 says.


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Shinzo Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

Shinzo Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

TOKYO (AP) mdash The news media widely reported this week that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he goes later this month - but he won t be. In 1951, then-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida made a brief visit during a stopover in Hawaii ...


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Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone  deaths reach 102

Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone deaths reach 102

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) mdash Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia s Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people. Volunteers and nearly 1,500 rescue personnel concentrated their search ...


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Trump settles on Oklahoma s attorney general to lead EPA

Trump settles on Oklahoma s attorney general to lead EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for pursuing an activist agenda. My administration strongly believes in environmental protection, and Scott Pruitt ...


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Boris Johnson s Saudi  proxy wars  comment  not UK s view

Boris Johnson s Saudi proxy wars comment not UK s view

No 10 says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson s comments on Saudi Arabia were not the government s view .


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Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

WASHINGTON (AP) mdash The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation s youth. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of vaping, but said e-cigarettes aren t harmless and too many teens ...


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Marine Le Pen: No free school for foreigners

Marine Le Pen: No free school for foreigners

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for foreign children.


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Trump picks climate sceptic Pruitt for environment chief

Trump picks climate sceptic Pruitt for environment chief

Donald Trump picks an outspoken critic of Obama s climate policies to head the environment body.


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Aleppo battle: Red Cross evacuates disabled civilians from frontline

Aleppo battle: Red Cross evacuates disabled civilians from frontline

The Red Cross evacuates 148 disabled and injured civilians from the frontline in Aleppo.


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US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years

US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years

Heart disease and dementia deaths contribute to the first drop in US life expectancy for 20 years.


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Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem

Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem

Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem, airline chairman says.


World 1 gün önce

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Giraffes facing  silent extinction  as population plunges

Giraffes facing silent extinction as population plunges

A dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.


World 1 gün önce

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Sports Direct sees sharp fall in profits

Sports Direct sees sharp fall in profits

Sports Direct reports a big drop in half-year profits after being hit by the fall in the pound.


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UK minister accuses Saudis over  proxy wars

UK minister accuses Saudis over proxy wars

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is filmed saying Saudi Arabia and Iran are puppeteering in the Middle East.


World 1 gün önce

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Vietnam s fertile  rice bowl  threatened by climate shifts, Chinese dams

Vietnam s fertile rice bowl threatened by climate shifts, Chinese dams

CAN THO, Vietnam mdash Overloaded trucks barrel down the National Highway from Can Tho, Vietnam s fourth-largest city and the largest city in the southern Mekong Delta, rumbling past industrial campuses and export-processing zones, kicking up dust from a newly landscaped Chinese paper and pulp mill. Across the road, the delta s ...


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Clarence Thomas snubbed by Smithsonian s museum of African American history

Clarence Thomas snubbed by Smithsonian s museum of African American history

Of the 112 justices appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court since its inception, only two have been black mdash and the second one apparently isn t worth consideration, as far as the new National Museum of African American History and Culture is concerned. The Smithsonian museum still has no plans to ...


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John Kelly, Trump s Homeland Security pick, wins Border Patrol agents  backing

John Kelly, Trump s Homeland Security pick, wins Border Patrol agents backing

Border Patrol agents gave retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly their backing Wednesday to be the next Homeland Security secretary, and thanked President-elect Donald Trump for consulting them before making a pick that the agents said should go a long way to right the problems in the troubled department. The ...


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Indonesia quake: Search for survivors continues

Indonesia quake: Search for survivors continues

Rescuers search for survivors in Indonesia s Aceh province a day after a deadly earthquake.


World 1 gün önce

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Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

France s leading financial regulator tells the BBC that banks are in advanced stages of planning to shift some operations from London to Paris.


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John Suprynowicz cleared in Army recruiter bonus scandal

John Suprynowicz cleared in Army recruiter bonus scandal

An Iraq war combat veteran caught up in the Army s recruiter bonus scandal has finally been cleared of wrongdoing after a long legal battle. Maj. John W. Suprynowicz, a member of the Texas National Guard, was informed last week by Army South that his personnel record is no longer flagged, ...


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US envoy nominee Branstad member of Masons, banned in China

US envoy nominee Branstad member of Masons, banned in China

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home. That s because the Freemasons group that Branstad belongs to has been banned in mainland China for decades. The only masonic lodges that exist in ...


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Obama pardons sought for Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Bowe Bergdahl

Obama pardons sought for Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Bowe Bergdahl

Pressure is mounting on President Obama to grant eleventh-hour mercy in the high-profile national security cases of accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and transgender military secrets leaker Chelsea Manning. Lawyers for Sgt. Bergdahl and Manning have written to Mr. Obama in recent days requesting ...


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Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be  huge step

Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be huge step

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says a victory in Aleppo would be a huge step towards ending the war.


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Trump s choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

Trump s choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner. But Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad boasts a 30-year relationship with ...


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Klan leaders arrested after KKK meeting ends in stabbing prior to pro-Trump rally

Klan leaders arrested after KKK meeting ends in stabbing prior to pro-Trump rally

Two Ku Klux Klan leaders were arrested over the weekend in connection with stabbing a fellow Klansman hours before the hate group rallied in North Carolina on Saturday in celebration of Donald Trump being elected president. Richard Dillon, 47, told police that he was stabbed multiple times Saturday morning when ...


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Two male volunteer firefighters in Md. indicted for assaulting female colleague at scene of fire

Two male volunteer firefighters in Md. indicted for assaulting female colleague at scene of fire

Two volunteer firefighters in Prince George s County, Maryland, were indicted Tuesday for an altercation last December in which both allegedly assaulted a career firefighter from another local firehouse. WTOP Radio reported Tuesday that Jeffry Miller and Chris Kelly, volunteers from the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department, were ...


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John Glenn hospitalized in Ohio

John Glenn hospitalized in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio mdash An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week. Hank Wilson with Ohio State University s John Glenn College of Public Affairs said Wednesday that the 95-year-old Glenn is at the James Cancer Hospital, but that doesn t ...


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Wikipedia s NSA lawsuit heads to federal appeals court

Wikipedia s NSA lawsuit heads to federal appeals court

The publishers of Wikipedia and several civil rights groups will head to a federal appeals court Thursday to challenge a National Security Agency surveillance program that mines Americans internet communications. A key hurdle for the groups will be to provide convincing evidence that their emails and other communications are among ...


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