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Dec 16

Billionaire Barry Sherman, wife, found dead in their Toronto mansion, officials say

Google(TORONTO) — Billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, have been found dead in their Toronto, Canada mansion, officials said. Two bodies were found at 50 Old Colony Road in York, Ontario Friday after police received a call around 11:45 a.m. detailing a medical incident at the home, said Toronto Police Constable David Hopkinson in …

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Dec 16

Two South Korean journalists beaten by Chinese guards in Beijing

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Two South Korean photojournalists in China to cover a state visit of their country’s president were beaten by Chinese security guards in Beijing, according to media reports and sources. The violence occurred at a trade show called the South Korea-China Economic and Trade Partnership as press were trying to get a closer photo …

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Dec 16

Knife-wielding man shot at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Dutch military police said they shot a knife-wielding man on Friday at one of Europe’s busiest airports. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee announced via Twitter that “the situation is safe” at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after the suspect, who threatened to use a knife, was detained and removed from the scene. The airport’s main …

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Dec 16

4 Palestinians killed, hundreds injured on day of rage as Mike Pence’s visit nears

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the second Friday in row, thousands of Palestinians in Jerusalem, Gaza and across the occupied West Bank turned out to protest more than a week after President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and days before his vice president visits the region. Nearly 400 Palestinians were injured …

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Dec 16

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have set a wedding date. Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, will marry on May 19, 2018, Kensington Palace announced today. The couple’s wedding will be held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. St. George’s Chapel is a smaller venue than Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and …

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Dec 15

Putin defends Trump, rails against US foreign relations in marathon annual press conference

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — At his annual end-of-year press conference, a marathon question and answer session where he takes questions for hours, Russian president Vladimir again dismissed suspicions of possible collusion between Russia and members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, saying they were “invented” by Trump’s opponents. “This is all invented by people who oppose …

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Dec 15

Grenfell Tower fire victims’ national memorial in London attended by 1,500, including high officials

Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LONDON) — Holding white roses and photographs of their loved ones, families of the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire gathered for a national memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Thursday. Exactly six months ago, on July 14th, the fire in the 24-story high-rise in North Kensington …

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Dec 15

4 children killed after school bus, train collide in France

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — A regional train and a school bus collided in southern France Thursday, killing four children and injuring more than a dozen others. The incident occurred at around 4 p.m. local time in the village of Millas. About 20 students between the ages of 11 and 15 were being taken home in a school …

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Dec 15

US military orders new investigation after report that Army Special Forces killed Somali civilians

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Two weeks after a media report alleging that U.S. Army Special Forces were involved in the killing of unarmed civilians in Somalia, the head of U.S. Africa Command has ordered a new probe into the operation. “After subsequent media reports alleged misconduct by U.S. personnel who participated in the operation, Gen. [Thomas] Waldhauser …

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Dec 15

Putin calls Russia-US contacts ‘all invented’ in annual press conference

ABCNews.com(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin took a page out of the playbook of President Donald Trump on Thursday by referring to allegations of contact between U.S. and Russian officials during the 2016 election as “all invented.” Putin spoke to reporters at a marathon press conference on Thursday — an annual tradition for the Russian …

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