December 2019

December 31, 2019
Mexico says a total of 7 detained in killing of 9 Americans

Prosecutors in Mexico said a total of seven suspects have now been detained in connection with the Nov. 4 slaughter of nine U.S. dual-national women and children. Federal prosecutors said...

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December 31, 2019
‘Art against austerity’: Paris Opera gives free street performance amid strikes over pension reform

Paris Opera musicians on strike over unpopular pension reform plans proposed by the French government delighted passers-by with a free New Year's Eve concert on the steps outside the Bastille...

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December 31, 2019
Unrest at US embassy reveals Iraqis are fed up with American ‘occupiers’

Anti-American sentiment has taken deep root in Iraqi society and ultimately fueled the fiery siege of the US Embassy in Baghdad, as the locals blame Washington for the sorry state...

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December 31, 2019
North Korea won’t stop nuclear expansion in face of US threat - but US attitude adjustment can work wonders, Kim says

North Korea will continue building up its nuclear deterrent to counter US aggression, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said - but the degree to which it expands its weapons...

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December 31, 2019
This is not warning, it is a threat: Trump declares US embassy in Iraq safe, says Iran will pay ‘big price’ for attack

US President Donald Trump said that the embassy in Baghdad has been secured by US and Iraqi troops, and threatened to hold Iran “fully responsible” for any damages or loss...

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December 31, 2019
Death toll from tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur rises to 36

Sporadic tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs continued Tuesday in Sudan's West Darfur province, as the death toll climbed to at least three dozen people, some of them burned to...

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December 31, 2019
‘Trump’s Benghazi’ or crisis averted? Embassy siege brings up parallels with Clinton’s darkest hour

As Iraqi protesters battered the walls of the American embassy in Baghdad, pundits and commentators drew parallels with the deadly assault on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya in...

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December 31, 2019
The Hidden Deaths of Mining
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December 31, 2019
Happy New Year: waitress gets $2,020 tip for $23 meal

The restaurant bill was $23 dollars (€20.50), but the tip at a small-town US restaurant was much larger – $2,020 (€1,800).

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December 31, 2019
Here's how to get your Top Nine Instagram collection

A popular pastime among the Instagram crowd, the website and app Top Nine collects your most-liked images of the year into a new image or video.

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December 31, 2019
Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a compromise between his government and unions over plans to change the pension system that have led to sustained strikes — including from...

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December 31, 2019
Making misery pay: Libya militias take EU funds for migrants

When the European Union started funneling millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the money came with EU promises to improve detention centers...

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December 31, 2019
Iran slams US ‘audacity’ to blame it for Baghdad embassy storming

Iran has flatly rejected US accusations that it is behind violent protests which broke out at the American embassy in Baghdad in response to US airstrikes on militia groups in...

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December 31, 2019
Historic home built by Miami Springs founder for his mother is on market for $1.3 million

The 95-year-old home that Miami Springs founder Glenn Curtiss built for his mother is on the market for $1.3 million. The five-bedroom, three-bath 3,500-square foot home, nestled on a 9,900-square...

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December 31, 2019
Median Miami-Dade incomes climbed 4.6% in 2018. In Broward, they barely budged.

Miami-Dade is getting wealthier. But as the cost of goods and services here rises alongside incomes, some residents may be getting pushed out. The median Miami-Dade household pulled down $52,043...

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December 31, 2019
French chef thought of suicide after Michelin star lost over using English cheddar

French courts have dealt a fresh blow to a chef who said he thought of suicide when his restaurant was stripped of a Michelin star, dismissing his request for the...

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December 31, 2019
Ex-Bosnian Serb general indicted for aiding genocide

Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday charged a former Bosnian Serb general with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. More than 8,000 Bosnian...

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December 31, 2019
Judge orders conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay up in Sandy Hook case

A Texas judge has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay 100,000 US dollars (£75,000) in another court setback over the Infowars host using his show to promote falsehoods that...

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December 31, 2019
Judge orders conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay up in Sandy Hook case

A Texas judge has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay 100,000 US dollars (£75,000) in another court setback over the Infowars host using his show to promote falsehoods that...

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December 31, 2019
‘US is torturing Chelsea Manning’: Top UN official says treatment of manning is ‘cruel and degrading’

Chelsea Manning is being subjected to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, constituting torture by the US government over her refusal to testify against whistleblower website WikiLeaks, a top United Nations...

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December 31, 2019
Panama Canal marks 20 years of US handover amid water crisis

Panama marked the 20-year anniversary Tuesday of the turnover of the Panama Canal, now amid a water crisis that threatens the viability of the waterway. Declining rainfall and rising temperatures...

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December 31, 2019
Apple: No new product lines, but still a record-setting 2019 for iPhone maker

Despite lower iPhone sales in 2019, Apple had a stellar year. The tech giant's stock is up a whopping 87% for the year at about $290 per share.

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December 31, 2019
Israeli court dismisses attempts to block Netanyahu’s reelection campaign over charges

Three Israeli High Court judges have rejected a petition attempting to bar PM Benjamin Netanyahu from seeking reelection due to the indictments hanging over him, arguing that the matter only...

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December 31, 2019
The 5 best Amazon deals you can get before the end of the year

Ring in the new year with deals on Anker Soundcore speakers, Instant Pots, and more.

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December 31, 2019
‘This is your time’: Trump calls for Iraqis to rise up against Iran

President Donald Trump has called on ‘millions' of people in Iraq to resist Iran, as the fallout over US airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia brings Washington and Tehran one step...

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December 31, 2019
Happy New Year: Waitress gets 2,020-dollar tip for 23-dollar meal

The restaurant bill was 23 dollars (about £17), but the tip at a small-town US restaurant was much larger – 2,020 dollars (£1,525).

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December 31, 2019
US sends reinforcements to its Baghdad embassy amid Iraqi protests over strikes

The US is sending more troops to its embassy in Baghdad, which was previously surrounded by protesters angry over airstrikes that Iraq called a breach of its sovereignty. The American...

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December 31, 2019
‘I sort of do’ - Straight couples get the go-ahead for civil partnerships in the UK

Heterosexual couples across the UK are tying the knot in all but name, as mixed-sex civil partnerships become legal after a lengthy court battle. However, the victory has many wondering...

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December 31, 2019
Nutcracker: Celtic's Ryan Christie facing ban for 'attempting to grab Rangers star Morelos by the genitals'

Ryan Christie could be slapped with a two-match ban after the Celtic midfielder was charged with attempting to grab Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos by the genitals during Sunday's fiery Old...

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December 31, 2019
Trump blames Iran as protests erupt outside US embassy in Iraq

Supporters of militias protesting against deadly US air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack...

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December 31, 2019
Trump blames Iran as protests erupt outside US embassy in Iraq

Supporters of militias protesting against deadly US air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack...

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December 31, 2019
Trump blames Iran as protests erupt outside US embassy in Iraq

Supporters of militias protesting against deadly US air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack...

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December 31, 2019
Violent protests erupt around US Embassy in Baghdad after US air strikes

Protesters and militia fighters enraged by US air strikes on Iraq staged a violent demonstration outside the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, torching a security post and hurling stones...

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December 31, 2019
£20m Picasso artwork ATTACKED in London’s Tate Modern gallery

An oil painting by iconic Spanish artist Pablo Picasso has been attacked in the Tate Modern art gallery in London. One man has been charged with criminal damage over the...

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December 31, 2019
Trump calls US helping Russia thwart terror attack ‘great & important coordination’

President Donald Trump has lauded coordination that helped Russian security services prevent New Year terror attacks in St. Petersburg, after they received intelligence from their US counterparts. “They were able...

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December 31, 2019
Hope for Haiti gets major gift from GoDaddy founder ahead of earthquake anniversary

When Haiti's deadly earthquake hit on Jan. 12, 2010, Renee and Bob Parsons knew they wanted to help. The couple had no connection to the devastated country, had never visited...

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