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Democrats Investigate Russian Link That May Oust Trump

Politicians of the Democratic Party of the United States say they will investigate allegations that President Donald Trump directed his long-time personal lawyer to lie to Congress. A news report alleges that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen has already admitted to lying about when the business project ended. Trump has not yet responded directly to the report’s allegations – but he has previously denied ever directing his former lawyer to break the law. The intelligence committee of the House…

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Parents Mourn American Killed In Kenya Terrorists Attack

The American who was killed in Tuesday’s terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya, was a loving son, brother and uncle who had travelled around the globe, helping entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses, according to those who knew him. Jason Spindler, 40, was among at least 21 people who Kenyan authorities say died when armed men burst into a high-end complex in Nairobi’s Westlands neighbourhood, setting off explosives and opening fire on civilians. Al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked extremist group based in neighbouring Somalia, claimed responsibility for the assault. Spindler was the founder…

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Woman Mauled To Death By Giant Pet Crocodile

An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a pet crocodile in Sulawesi after she fell into its enclosure. Deasy Tuwo, 44, had reportedly been feeding the crocodile at the pearl farm where she worked, and where the animal was being kept illegally. The 700kg crocodile, named Merry, is thought to have bitten off her arm and most of her abdomen. The reptile has been relocated to a conservation site while authorities look for its owner. Ms Tuwo was head of the laboratory at the pearl farm and was…

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One Survivor Rescued As Iranian Cargo Plane Crashes Killing 15 Others

A cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed 15 people. The Boeing 707 came off the runway and hit a wall while trying to land at Fath airport in Karaj, 40km (25 miles) west of Tehran, reportedly in poor weather. The Iranian army said only one person – a flight engineer – of the 16 people onboard was found alive, and taken to hospital. The plane’s “black box” voice recorder has been found at the crash site, local media reported. An army spokesman confirmed to state TV…

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Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Wins Congo DR Polls

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo’s tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission says. The provisional result puts him ahead of rival opposition candidate Martin Fayulu who has denounced it as a fraud. France has also questioned the outcome. If confirmed, Mr Tshisekedi will be the first opposition challenger to win since the DR Congo gained independence. Current President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after 18 years in office. DR Congo is a country the size of Western Europe and Mr Kabila had promised its…

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Police Probe Sexual Assault After Decade-In-Coma Woman Delivers Baby Boy

Phoenix police in the United States were investigating reports of a sexual assault after a woman who has been hospitalized in a vegetative state for the past decade gave birth. The woman, who was incapacitated in a drowning incident, was a patient at Hacienda Healthcare when she went into labour on December 29 and delivered a baby boy, according to local media. No one knew she was pregnant and healthcare staff were initially unsure why she was moaning, the reports said. “This matter is currently under investigation by the Phoenix…

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US Slows Decision On Troops Withdrawal From Syria

The withdrawal of American troops from Syria depends on certain conditions, United States National Security Adviser John Bolton says, in a further indication that the process is being slowed down. On a trip to Israel and Turkey, he said he would seek Turkish assurances that Kurds in northern Syria would be safe. The US also wants to ensure that the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) group are defeated, he added. President Donald Trump has faced strong criticism over the planned US pullout. When he first announced the move in…

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Policeman Killed In Bomb Attack On Egyptian Church

A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City outside Cairo. It comes two days before Egypt’s Christians celebrate their Christmas. About 10% of Egypt’s population are Copts, and many say the state discriminates against them and does not offer them enough…

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China Lands Spacecraft, Chang’e-4, Without Crew On Moon

China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing. At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the un-crewed Chang’e-4 probe touched down in the South Pole-Aitken Basin, state media said. It is carrying instruments to analyse the unexplored region’s geology, as well to conduct biological experiments. The landing is being seen as a major milestone in space exploration. There have been numerous missions to the Moon in recent years, but the vast majority have been to orbit,…

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6 Killed, Scores Injured In Denmark’s New Year Train Accident

Six people were killed Wednesday and an unspecified number were injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, rail operator DSB said. “We can confirm that six people are dead,” said a duty officer, as media reports said the roof of a cargo train blew off in heavy winds and hit a passenger train that was travelling in the opposite direction. The accident occurred around 7:30am (0630 GMT) on the Great Belt Bridge connecting the islands of Zealand, where Copenhagen is located, and Funen. A…

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