Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Year’s attack on packed Istanbul club leaves 39 dead

An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a crowded nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70 others in what the province’s governor described as a… Continue reading

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The Latest: Turkey lowers number of foreign fatalities

The Latest on a deadly attack on an Istanbul nightclub. Continue reading

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New subway line, awaited since the 1920s, is set to roll

New York residents’ long wait to take a subway under Manhattan’s far Upper East Side is coming to an end. Continue reading

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New UN chief urges New Year resolution: ‘Put Peace First’

Antonio Guterres is starting his first day as the new secretary-general of the United Nations with an appeal to all people in the world to make a New Year’s resolution: “Let us resolve to put peace first.” The former Portuguese prime minister and U.N. Continue reading

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A look at the major attacks in Turkey over the past year

A deadly New Year’s assault on an Istanbul nightclub follows a long string of attacks in Turkey over the past year. Continue reading

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The Latest: WNBA players were next door to Istanbul club

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N. Korea: Developing long-range missiles ‘in final stages’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is quoted as saying in a New Year’s message that his country’s development of banned long-range missiles is in “final stages.” Kim’s address was monitored by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency on Sunday. Continue reading

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China’s manufacturing expands for 5th consecutive month

Activity at China’s factories slowed in December but still represented the fifth consecutive month of expansion in the latest sign that the world’s No. Continue reading

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Texas judge halts federal transgender health protections

A federal judge in Texas on Saturday ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules that social conservatives say could force doctors to violate their religious beliefs. Continue reading

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Several wounded in New Year’s attack on Istanbul night club

Turkey’s state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations, wounding several people. Continue reading

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Pilot for Canadian airline charged with being impaired

A pilot for Canadian carrier Sunwing Airlines faces charges after police allege he was impaired and passed out over his seat before takeoff. Continue reading

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Congo president to leave after 2017 vote under new deal

Political parties in Congo have reached a deal that calls for President Joseph Kabila to leave power after the next election. Continue reading

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New UN chief wants consensus but faces antagonistic Trump

Antonio Guterres takes the reins of the United Nations on New Year’s Day, promising to be a “bridge-builder” but facing an antagonistic incoming U.S. administration led by Donald Trump who thinks the world body’s 193 member states do nothing except tal… Continue reading

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No big New Year’s celebrations for Iraq’s displaced

There were no big New Year’s celebrations for the Iraqi men, women and children who narrowly escaped the fighting in Mosul, only to wait for hours under armed guard while the fighting-age males among them were cleared of links to the Islamic State. Continue reading

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Police: Whale spotted swimming in New York City’s East River

Officers patrolling New York City’s harbor in a police boat have spotted a whale in the East River. Continue reading

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Man arrested after shouting ‘bomb’ at Berlin New Year party

German police say they have arrested a man who shouted “bomb, bomb, bomb” at Berlin’s massive open-air New Year’s party. Continue reading

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Palestinian president ready to work with Trump for peace

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is willing to work with President-elect Donald Trump to reach a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel. Continue reading

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Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence

Hundreds are marching silently along Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and are carrying crosses for each person slain in the city this year. Continue reading

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Help wanted: Bilingual teachers for California schools

While Californians passed a ballot measure to bring back bilingual education in the upcoming school year, educators say a challenge to getting the programs started will be finding more bilingual teachers. Continue reading

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Murder warrant issued for ex-boyfriend of Dallas mom who vanished a year ago

Dallas police were looking Saturday for a man they say killed his ex-girlfriend and then dumped her body under a bridge. Continue reading

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