19-year-old Palestinian protestor shot

Soldiers opened fire on a crowd and fatally hit Ahmad al-Kharoubi, a 19-year-old Palestinian, during clashes with youth before dawn on Thursday in occupied East Jerusalem’s Kafr Aqab neighbourhood. An Israeli army spokesperson said the […]

Obama Dumps Registry for Some Immigrant Men

The Obama administration on Thursday officially scrapped the last vestiges of a U.S. registration system for Muslim immigrants. If President-elect Donald Trump now wants to introduce an expanded version of the program, he will have […]

Trump calls for apparent U.S. nuclear buildup

Donald Trump tweeted about nuclear weapons on Thursday, and it went about as well as might be expected, with reporters hurriedly seeking explanations from his communications team, arms control experts puzzling over the president-elect’s cryptic […]

Syria army says Aleppo retaken after evacuation

The army said Thursday it has retaken full control of Syria’s devastated second city Aleppo, scoring its biggest victory against opposition forces since the civil war erupted in 2011. The announcement came after a landmark […]

Japan inferno takes down 140 buildings

A wind-fanned fire engulfed 140 buildings in central Japan on Thursday with hundreds of residents advised to evacuate their homes, local media reported.   The Niigata prefectural government called on the military to dispatch troops […]

Trump Adviser Defends Wealthy Administration Picks

Donald Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway today defended the president-elect’s wealthy cabinet and administration picks, saying his relationship with Wall Street is unlike Hillary Clinton’s. “There’s a difference in Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street […]

Ethiopia to release 10,000 detainees

Ethiopia says it is releasing nearly 10,000 people detained under its ongoing state of emergency but plans to charge almost 2,500 others accused of destabilising the country. Authorities have held about 12,500 individuals since declaring […]

Hillary Clinton wins consolation prize

Hillary Clinton outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. […]

Indonesia police foil holiday attacks

Indonesian police say three suspects who were planning a suicide bombing on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve were killed when a gun battle erupted during a raid on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta. […]

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