• Allegations of sexual assault aimed at the conductor Charles Dutoit
Allegations of sexual assault aimed at the conductor Charles Dutoit

In a statement on the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra website on Friday, the orchestra said it had jointly agreed with the conductor "to release him from his forthcoming concert obligations [.] for the immediate future", adding that Dutoit needed "to be given a fair opportunity to seek legal advice and contest these accusations".

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  • Trump Said Haitian Immigrants
Trump Said Haitian Immigrants "All Have AIDS" & It Gets Even Worse

They said that on the day in question, Trump stormed into the Oval Office clutching "sheets of papers" which revealed how many immigrants had been allowed into the USA since he took office. When asked about why he was restricting people from Haiti, he described them as being infested with AIDS. As tensions rose between Mr Trump and Secretary of...

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  • At least four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir border firing
At least four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir border firing

In a statement, the Indian Defense Ministry's spokesman Col. N.N. Joshi said the incident took place at the Keri sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir . At least four Indian soldiers on border patrol have been killed by Pakistani fire on the de facto border of the disputed region Kashmir. Director general of military operations Lt Gen A K B...

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  • Mystery solved as Australian submarine found after 103 years disappeared in WWI
Mystery solved as Australian submarine found after 103 years disappeared in WWI

The Royal Australian Navy's first submarine, which went down with all hands more than a century ago, has been located off Papua New Guinea in about 1,000 feet of water. Barrett said he hoped the discovery of the vessel and the lost crew would bring closure to their descendants. The Royal Australian Navy and the Silentworld Foundation commis...

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  • US Ambassador to Netherlands, Called Out on TV for Lying, Doubles Down
US Ambassador to Netherlands, Called Out on TV for Lying, Doubles Down

However, the new ambassador can be seen clearly making the statements in a video recording from 2015. A now viral video shows Donald Trump's pick Pete Hoekstra accusing journalist Wouter Zwart of " fake news " after he was confronted about saying that cars and politicians are being "set on fire".

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  • Separatists Win Catalan Election; Travel Outlook Unclear
Separatists Win Catalan Election; Travel Outlook Unclear

However, he did not clarify whether he would be willing to meet deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont , who is in self-imposed exile in Brussels and whose party retained its position as the largest separatist force. Rajoy, invoking constitutional authority to temporarily take over a region's affairs, fired the Catalan government that Puigd...

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  • The real story behind the 2G scam
The real story behind the 2G scam

The acquittal of all the accused in the 2G case by a special court on Thursday triggered a major political slugfest between the BJP and the Opposition. "However, it is clear that somebody from the PMO had given a go ahead to the DoT for issue of new licences and most probably it was Pulok Chatterjee himself, as his note records that he had sp...

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  • Man planned Christmas attack on San Francisco's Pier 39, Federal Bureau of Investigation says
Man planned Christmas attack on San Francisco's Pier 39, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

Authorities have stopped a terror attack that was planned for Christmas day in San Francisco . The FBI criminal complaint says that Mr Jameson's letter made reference to Donald Trump's decision to designate Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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  • Heavy snowfall Thursday will bring white to Christmas
Heavy snowfall Thursday will bring white to Christmas

Germany, Switzerland and Denmark all had between an 18 and 20 percent chance of snowfall in their capital cities, while Washington, D.C. topped out at a mere 3.63 percent chance. One Friday night into early Saturday morning and the other is Christmas Eve afternoon into Christmas morning. There has not been more than 0.3 inches of snow on Christma...

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  • US Sanctions 52 Foreigners, Entities Under Global Magnitsky Act - Treasury
US Sanctions 52 Foreigners, Entities Under Global Magnitsky Act - Treasury

The Magnitsky Act is a human rights law that was passed by the US Congress and has been a major source of tension between Washington and Moscow, even before Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 sent bilateral relations spiraling. The new sanctions also target Mukhtar Hamid Shah, a Pakistani surgeon specializing in kidney transplants who Pakistani...

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  • Grandparents arrested for 60 pounds of marijuana meant for Christmas gifts
Grandparents arrested for 60 pounds of marijuana meant for Christmas gifts

However, police say 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and his 83-year-old wife Barbara Jiron won't be filling stockings with holiday cheer this year. The couple explained during the stop they were traveling from their hometown of Clearlake Oaks, California, and were planning to end up in Vermont.

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  • Truth on 2G is out: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre
Truth on 2G is out: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre

During his three-day visit to the state, Gandhi will hold meetings with all the newly-elected MLAs and leaders and party workers all across the state to review the election results. Gandhi became the party President on December 16, two days after the Gujarat elections got over. "It was a BJP propaganda on a lie to tarnish Congress image".

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  • North Korea vows to strike back over USA global cyberattack claims
North Korea vows to strike back over USA global cyberattack claims

North Korea is amassing an ever-growing pile of bitcoin, likely to fund future cyberattacks, a cybersecurity CEO said . United States homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed published on 18 December that claimed North Korea was directly responsible for the cyberattack.

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  • Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018
Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018

The vote by lawmakers pushed back the date of general elections, which were initially to be held at the end of February. Castro smiles during a recent meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Havana. With the current council of state - the powerful group Castro heads - also staying until mid-April, it ensures that the 86-year-old leader...

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  • Tied Va. House race to be decided next week
Tied Va. House race to be decided next week

Because Republicans now control 50 seats in the body to Democrats' 49 seats, the random decision could hand Republicans a majority, or leave power evenly split between the parties. In fact, today a three-judge panel declined to certify Simonds win and instead ruled that a previously discarded ballot should be counted for Yancey .

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  • Saudi Escalates War on Yemeni Civilians after Riyadh Missile Strike
Saudi Escalates War on Yemeni Civilians after Riyadh Missile Strike

In early November, Houthi insurgents launched a missile targeting an airport in Riyadh and that was also shot down by interceptors. The U.S. reiterated on Tuesday its call to facilitate the flow of humanitarian aid into Yemen after the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there said the group had fired a ballistic missile toward Riyadh.

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  • Oldest Fossils Ever Found Dated to 3.5 Billion Years Ago
Oldest Fossils Ever Found Dated to 3.5 Billion Years Ago

This method enabled the team to analyze the composition of the microfossils by bombarding them with ions, and then evaluating the ions that were ejected from the material. In the end, the photosynthetic organisms won, guiding life towards a new paradigm. At that time, methane was a big part of the atmosphere of the Earth so another type of microo...

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  • Atletico anger pushes Griezmann closer to Man Utd transfer
Atletico anger pushes Griezmann closer to Man Utd transfer

Griezmann's current contract with Atletico runs up until June 2022 but the La Liga side will no doubt be bracing themselves for offers for the man who has seven goals in 19 games so far this season. Atletico's aggressive response to Barcelona's behaviour indicates that they have no intention of selling their star striker, despite the fact that...

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  • Ocean's 8 - the female sequel
Ocean's 8 - the female sequel

In the movie, Sandra Bullock plays the Ocean in question - Debbie Ocean , Danny Ocean's ( George Clooney ) estranged sister. The plaque reads "Danny Ocean , 1961 - 2018". Due out in the Summer, this is easily one sequel/prequel/spin-off we can get behind. The film is directed and co-written by Gary Ross, known for Pleasantville and T...

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  • St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, December 21, 2017
St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, December 21, 2017

A cold front will come through Saturday night into Sunday morning, and there will be a wave moving along the fronts Sunday night into early Monday . The precipitation will continue Saturday , but warmer temperatures will cause it to fall as rain. The evening will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

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