• Derrick Rose apologises to Cavs teammates for two-week exile
Derrick Rose apologises to Cavs teammates for two-week exile

He's played in just seven games, and the former MVP stepped away from his new team last month to contemplate his National Basketball Association future. However, with Thomas continuing to recover from a hip injury, Rose was thrust into the starting lineup to start the season and showed flashes of his All-Star form while dealing with the sore ankle.

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  • Justice Adeniyi Ademola retires
Justice Adeniyi Ademola retires

It was however not clear if the case of Justice Ademola was discussed by the Council as the NJC is now before the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge an order restraining it from investigating corruption allegation against Justice Ademola .

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  • An eight-month-pregnant woman gang-raped by soldiers after they decapitated her son in front of her
An eight-month-pregnant woman gang-raped by soldiers after they decapitated her son in front of her

He told a special session of the Human Rights Council on the Rohingya on Tuesday: "My government is doing everything possible to deter these extremist acts". Meanwhile, another Myanmar official has reportedly denied plans to hold any returning Rohingya in camps, following earlier reports that authorities were building large detention facilities f...

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  • Illini scrape past Austin Peay to end skid
Illini scrape past Austin Peay to end skid

Finke, who is still struggling with his outside shot, moved his game inside, and ended up 7-12 from the field. "I don't know if we came out flat but we didn't have enough energy and that's something that Coach Underwood kept challenging us with at halftime, in timeouts".

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  • Senior North Korean diplomat meets United Nations political affairs chief
Senior North Korean diplomat meets United Nations political affairs chief

Feltman began a four-day visit to the North on December 5. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency only reported Ri met with Feltman, without providing any information about what they discussed. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley urged all countries to completely cut ties with North Korea in an emergency meeting of the 15...

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  • Body-cam shows Georgia officer saving life of newborn baby
Body-cam shows Georgia officer saving life of newborn baby

Body camera footage, shared on social media by the department, shows Eng running up three flights of stairs before taking the baby, later revealed to be named Bella Walker, into his arms. Chief Joseph Lumpkin described Eng's actions as an "exceedingly heartfelt, lifesaving performance". "Because of his compassionate and quick response, he saved the...

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  • Snow warning for Donegal comes into force later
Snow warning for Donegal comes into force later

The warning kicks in at 4pm today and lasts 24 hours. Counties in the north and north west will be worst affected, with up to 3 centimetres of snow expected in places. "There will be no snow during the day". Highest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees. The wet weather today (Thursday) has been accompanied by temperatures reaching 12°C, but from tom...

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  • Russia's Mutko says his Olympic ban 'secondary' to country's
Russia's Mutko says his Olympic ban 'secondary' to country's

Early this week it was announced Russian Federation would be banned from taking part in the Olympics after "systemic manipulation" of anti-doping rules. It's acceptable for Russian athletes to compete under the IOC's terms, two-time gold medalist pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva said, according to Interfax.

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  • United States restricts entry to Cambodians
United States restricts entry to Cambodians

Cambodia's Supreme Court last month dissolved the primary opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), having arrested its leader Kem Sokha on charges of treason in September. "As the Prime Minister of Cambodia, I declare to receive our brothers and sisters from the USA and will not allow anyone to mistreat [all of you], Mr.

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  • John Oliver just called out Dustin Hoffman over groping allegations (WATCH VIDEO)
John Oliver just called out Dustin Hoffman over groping allegations (WATCH VIDEO)

Interestingly, Wag The Dog , narrates the story of a spin doctor ( Robert De Niro ) from Washington, D C, who barely days before a presidential election, distracts the electorate from a sex scandal by hiring a Hollywood film producer, played by Hoffman, to construct a fake war with Albania.

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  • Shashi Kapoor: Veteran Bollywood Actor Passes Away At 79
Shashi Kapoor: Veteran Bollywood Actor Passes Away At 79

You will be missed Shashiji! These words are not only synonymous with veteran filmmaker Raj Kapoor, but are also the motto for most artistes in the film industry. He debuted with the 1961 film Dharmputra . How one could forget when the charming actor playing the role of cop Ravi in blockbuster Deewar confidently says, "Mere Pas Maa Hai" to his b...

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  • German SPD leader Schulz wants United States of Europe by 2025
German SPD leader Schulz wants United States of Europe by 2025

Barely more than a quarter of German Social Democrat voters have backed the idea of forming a new coalition with Angela Merkel before a party debate today about launching talks. "The SPD is needed for a just and innovative Europe", he said. 'If we don't change course, if we don't strengthen Europe in very practical and concrete ways, then these...

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  • Iraq lodges complaint with United States over Israel embassy move
Iraq lodges complaint with United States over Israel embassy move

Shi'ite-majority Iraq is the only country to have an alliance with regional powerhouse Iran and the United States, who do not see eye-to-eye. Farhan pointed out that the U.S. Abdullah said the move has hurt the sentiments of Muslims all over the world and made the goals of cooperation and stability farther and harder to achieve.

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  • One dead, several injured after vehicle rams pedestrians in Australia
One dead, several injured after vehicle rams pedestrians in Australia

Police received a report of a large group of people fighting outside Livingstone Shopping Centre about 3.15pm. About an hour later, officers were called to nearby Eucalyptus Boulevard after a vehicle had been driven into pedestrians. "At least one of the victims is believed to have life-threatening injuries". Three other people hit by the vehic...

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  • Forecast: Cold And Some Snow In The Forecast
Forecast: Cold And Some Snow In The Forecast

Nothing huge, but another day of temperatures running well below the seasonal norms. Good news for shoppers and partygoers at least! High pressure at the surface, coupled with a dry cold airmass will allow temperatures to drop in the 20s once again.

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  • Garda officer and man shot during planned operation
Garda officer and man shot during planned operation

Gardaí are now at the scene of a shooting in Ballymun. This shooting happened as gardai were carrying out a planned drugs raid at a house in Barnwall Drive in Ballymun. A member of the Gardaí and a man have been shot in Dublin. The struck garda and the other injured man were treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

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  • Arab League, Palestinians Say Moving US Embassy May Spark Violence
Arab League, Palestinians Say Moving US Embassy May Spark Violence

Embassy. Israel has maintained that all Jerusalem is the capital of its "undivided" state and has ramped up settlement expansion in the area since Trump's inauguration in January. "He underscored the importance of bilateral cooperation with each partner to advance peace efforts throughout the region". Al-Hayat al-Jadida described Trump's decisi...

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  • Modi inaugurates Ambedkar International Centre in Delhi, recalls Baba Saheb's contribution
Modi inaugurates Ambedkar International Centre in Delhi, recalls Baba Saheb's contribution

According to an official release, the Dr Ambedkar International Centre is a fusion of Buddhist and present day architecture which includes seminar as well as conference halls. He said that over the last three to three and a half years, the Union Government has worked towards fulfilling this vision of social democracy. He said the Union Government i...

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  • SC collegium clears 5 judges for K'taka HC
SC collegium clears 5 judges for K'taka HC

On October 31, the senior counsels of Advocates Association of Bengaluru also passed a unanimous resolution threatening a hunger strike if the appointment of judges was not made before December 15. "As he does not qualify the income criterion, the proposal for his elevation to high court does not inspire confidence and is, therefore, rejected", acc...

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  • Transcript: Erik Prince discussed trade, terrorism with Russian banker in Seychelles
Transcript: Erik Prince discussed trade, terrorism with Russian banker in Seychelles

The Washington Post had reported in April that Prince, who is the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, met in January with a person close to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the goal of establishing a way for Trump and Putin to communicate privately.

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  • Rajasthan man burnt to death, cops investigate after video goes viral
Rajasthan man burnt to death, cops investigate after video goes viral

As is the case with earlier videos of lynching, for example of the dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, Shambhulal's video of the murder followed by his hate speech, justifying the act, too went "viral" on WhatsApp. "The half-charred body was found near Rajsamand ... around 1 pm on Wednesday and the deceased was identified as Mohammad Afrazul". In the video, ...

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  • Snow and ice weather warning comes into force
Snow and ice weather warning comes into force

The warning will remain in place until 4pm tomorrow. There will be icy stretches too, and while north and northwest counties will be most at risk, areas of higher ground elsewhere are also at particular risk. "When evening comes in, temperatures will drop and those showers will turn wintry in Donegal, north Mayo, Connemara, north Longford and nor...

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  • Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions
Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions

The account is from a whistleblower made public for the first time today. Copson was working with Flynn to promote a joint project with Russian Federation to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East. On December 29, the day the Obama administration imposed new sanctions and expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the United States in retaliation for ...

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  • Hawaii Woman Seeks Record For Huge Avocado
Hawaii Woman Seeks Record For Huge Avocado

Elizabeth Montoya, a spokeswoman for Guinness World Records, said the group doesn't have a largest avocado category, but it does keep records of the heaviest. Her next move was to the Pure Kona Green Market, where she met up with friends and showed the enormous avocado to community members. "It tasted excellent", Wang said.

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  • Deadline for linking Aadhaar likely to be extended to March 31
Deadline for linking Aadhaar likely to be extended to March 31

The CJI, on October 30, had indicated that a Constitution Bench would hear the petitions against the validity of Aadhaar scheme from November last week. "There will be a time when, once Supreme Court clears it, we would like to give a date by which all have to link with Aadhaar and remaining will be cancelled".

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