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Source: The Guradian

Police check on Pete Davidson after disturbing Instagram post

Today 20:54 GMT

New York City police were sufficiently concerned about comedian Pete Davidson on Saturday after he wrote a disturbing social media post that they visited the Saturday Night Live TV star to perform a “wellness check” before the show. Davidson, 25, wrote “I don’t want to be on this earth anymore” on Instagram.

Davidson’s father Scott was a New York firefighter who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in the city on September 11, 2001, when Pete was seven.

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Source: Fox News

'This Is Just Crazy': Former NYPD Commissioner Blasts NJ Gov. Over 'Insane' Gun Law

Today 16:19 GMT

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik slammed New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over a gun law that bans off-duty officers in the state from carrying magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Kerik tweeted a leaked memo to law enforcement signed by Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo, which said violating the law would result in a fourth-degree crime. NJ Governor @GovMurphy is endangering the life of every off duty NJ cop! Gang bangers, drug thugs and really bad guys don't give a damn about magazine capacity...

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Source: Global News

Strasbourg Christmas market shooter supported ISIS, father says

Today 20:54 GMT

The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week’s deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group.

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman dead after shootout with French police. The interview with Abdelkrim Chekatt by the state-run France 2 television channel was shown Saturday night, two days after the son was killed in a confrontation with three police officers in his childhood neighbourhood in Strasbourg following a massive manhunt.

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Source: Global News

Nicaragua journalists beaten by police as crackdown on press escalates

Today 20:54 GMT

Nicaraguan police on Saturday beat at least seven journalists with batons, including one of the country’s best known editors, in an escalating crackdown on independent media in the aftermath of protests against President Daniel Ortega.

Nicaragua revolt: Why clashes over a ‘hero’ president have left hundreds dead. Earlier this week police occupied the offices of prominent editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro, along with buildings used by several civil society organizations it had banned.

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Source: Common Domain

Hopes Dashed For a Middle East Markets Bonanza

Today 20:54 GMT

Of the nine other Middle Eastern state-owned energy companies that announced public offerings in recent years, only one has materialized--a 10% flotation of a piece of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. in the second half of last year.

What happens with Aramco “will set the tone for the rest,” said Ehsan Khoman, head of research for the Middle East at MUFG Bank, Ltd. “Credibility of the broader reform program in the Gulf will increasingly be brought into question if authorities fall short in their ability to deliver on their privatization plans,” he added. Mr. Khoman also noted that the 30% drop in oil prices over the past two months “could act as a conduit to bring these privatization strategies back on track.”

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Source: DW

Yemen fighting rages ahead of ceasefire

Today 20:55 GMT

Fighting between warring factions near the Red Sea port of Hodeida — the gateway for most of Yemen's food aid — has killed at least 12 people and wounded 25 from both sides, according to the Associated Press (AP) news agency.

Sunday's violence follows a ceasefire deal brokered on Thursday after week of peace talks in Sweden, which was seen as the most significant step to date in ending Yemen's civil war.

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Source: Fox News

‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

Today 20:54 GMT

The California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from its January meeting agenda a scheduled vote on imposing a tax on text messaging.

The CPUC had claimed that revenues for its subsidy programs have been falling as consumers switch from traditional landline telecom services to text messaging, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

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Source: Fox News

Truck driver saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

Today 20:54 GMT

Two beagles are now recovering after they were thrown out of a vehicle on an upstate New York highway and rescued by a truck driver on Wednesday.

Troopers in the area came across a truck parked in the left lane of the highway around 9:30 a.m., and discovered the driver carrying one badly injured dog with another following behind him. New York State Police said in a news release the incident happened on Interstate 81 in Whitney Point, located north of Binghamton.

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Source: Common Domain

Glencore-Controlled Miner to Be Fined by Canadian Authorities Over Congo Ops

Today 20:54 GMT

A Glencore GLNCY -3.44% PLC-controlled mining company and some of its current and former directors and executives have agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle Canadian allegations that they hid the risks of doing business with a controversial Israeli businessman closely linked to Congolese President Joseph Kabila, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The OSC is expected to allege that Katanga breached Canadian securities law by not disclosing the risks it faced by relying on Mr. Gertler to maintain relationships with Mr. Kabila, Congo’s president, according to the person familiar with the matter.

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Source: Common Domain

Harry and Meghan’s Move Puts Suburban Windsor in Spotlight

Today 20:54 GMT

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, better known as Harry and Meghan, move from London to Windsor early next year, they will be taking a well-trodden path followed by countless other young families looking for more space and a peaceful, provincial lifestyle.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the duke and duchess will set up home at Frogmore Cottage, a 10-bedroom property on Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor estate and close to Windsor Castle.

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Source: DW

Georgia swears in Salome Zurabishvili as first female president

Today 20:54 GMT

Zurabishvili said in her inaugural speech that she would use her experience in France's diplomatic service, and previous role as Georgia's foreign minister, to promote her nation's aspirations to join the European Union and the NATO transatlantic military alliance.

Paris-born Zurabishvili won a run-off vote last month with 59.6 percent of the ballot, according to the Central Election Commission.

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Source: Fox News

Missing Colorado mom’s case leads to $25G reward as search at fiance’s home underway

Today 20:54 GMT

A reward was offered Saturday in the search for Kelsey Berreth as authorities continued to comb through the home of the Colorado mother’s fiancé in hopes of locating the 29-year-old woman who was last seen on Thanksgiving Day.

KELSEY BERRETH DISAPPEARANCE: COLORADO POLICE SEARCH HOME OF MISSING MOM'S FIANCÉ. Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said on Friday that Berreth’s disappearance was “suspicious,” but authorities have not identified a suspect or person of interest.

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Source: The Guradian

Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

Today 20:54 GMT

The Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of a concert, his lawyer has said.

Wine “has been forced to seek refuge from an unlawful midnight raid by police which has seen many of his supporters and colleagues swept up and detained while others were reportedly beaten”, said a statement from his London-based lawyer Robert Amsterdam.

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Source: Fox News

Subway passenger held in racial attack has history of altercations, police say

Today 20:54 GMT

A woman arrested this week on suspicion of a racially motivated attack on a fellow New York City subway rider has a history of assaulting fellow passengers, reports said.

Lushchinskaya was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault,” a New York Police Department spokesperson told Gothamist.

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Source: DW

Deutsche Bahn flaws prompt calls for basic railway reform

Today 20:54 GMT

Rail traffic commissioner Enak Ferlemann told the newspaper Welt am Sonntag that the board of Deutsche Bahn (DB) headed by Richard Lutz had until March to submit a "suitable concept" to restructure the state-owned giant. "We want to hear the first findings at a meeting in January," insisted Ferlemann, a federal transport ministry states secretary and rail commissioner for Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) who want train services boosted to help alleviate climate change.


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