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Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. “It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC’s “Today” show. The magazine’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, … Continue reading

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Shock: The First Crusade and the Conquest of Jerusalem

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective is a four-part documentary series telling the dramatic story of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes, from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II in 1099, its recapture by Salah ad-Din (also known as … Continue reading

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Pakistan plane goes missing with at least 40 on board

A commercial aircraft carrying 47 people onboard crashed in northern Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines said. The plane went down on Wednesday on a domestic flight from the mountainous northern city of Chitral to the capital Islamabad, aviation authorities said.   … Continue reading

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Trump tweets on interview when Person of the Year is named

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) More WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting that he will be interviewed Wednesday morning on NBC amid speculation that … Continue reading

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Biden not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never'

Vice President Joe Biden speaks about sound financial sector regulation at Georgetown University in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) More NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible … Continue reading

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Probe now demands testimony from Choi Soon Sil

A South Korean parliamentary committee sent a squad of security officers to order the jailed woman at the center of a scandal that threatens to bring down the president to attend a hearing investigating her alleged manipulation of government affairs. … Continue reading

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Nobel laureate says Trump policies may lead to budget problems

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a USA Thank You Tour event at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S., December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton More STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to increase spending on infrastructure while … Continue reading

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Britain to deepen security cooperation with the GCC

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she wants to deepen defence cooperation with Gulf countries and work towards signing “an ambitious trade agreement” with them. Addressing the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) annual summit in the Bahraini capital Manama … Continue reading

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Will police killings rise in Trump's America?

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States –  Every Mardi Gras, Sandra Harris would make ham and bell peppers for her 22-year-old son, Eric.  “He used to say, ‘Mama, make sure you cook enough … We should have some left over for … Continue reading

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Iraq forces push deep inside Mosul, face fierce resistance

Bartalla (Iraq) (AFP) – Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul Wednesday, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city and looking for a breakthrough in the seven-week-old offensive. The fighting to retake the Islamic State group’s last … Continue reading

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