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UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan

KAMPALA, Uganda — South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Coalition at heart of Northern Ireland's peace deal crumbling

Power-sharing government agreed between British Protestants and Irish Catholics has held since 1998, but it could be over

- CBS NEWS - US

Scientists train laser beams on cruel practice of shredding newborn chicks

Unwanted by the poultry industry, billions of male chicks are thrown into mechanical shredders or gassed to death the moment they enter this world. ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort

A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Noor Salman, wife of Orlando Pulse shooter Omar Mateen, arrested

Amy R. ConnollyORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 16 -- The wife of Orlando Pulse nightclub guman Oman Mateen was arrested Monday in connection to the June shooting ...

- UPI - US

Trump pick Monica Crowley to step down after plagiarism accusations

Monica Crowley, the foreign policy adviser tapped for a White House job under President-elect Donald Trump, will relinquish the post, a transition ...

- The Raw Story - US

Palestinian teen killed by Israeli army during clashes

Violence erupts after a raid by Israeli security forces in a village south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Wheels24.co.za | Ford has only given us excuses - relative of Kuga victim killed in fire

Ford has come up with excuses to protect their brand instead of giving the family closure, says a relative of Reshall Jimmy who died when his Ford ...

- News24.com - ZA

Who is behind the separation campaign?

Former acting Shin Bet chief, among leaders of separation campaign, answers questions including why he considers right 'delusional'.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Merkel defends immigration policy after trump comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defends her record on immigration after President-elect Donald Trump takes aim at Merkel's decision to let in refugees ...

- USA TODAY - US

Nazi death camp researchers unearth pendant with Anne Frank link

Amy R. ConnollyJERUSALEM, Jan. 16 -- Researchers excavating a Nazi death camp in Poland unearthed a pendant similar to one that belonged to Anne Frank

- UPI - US

Michigan mayor caught on tape calling black people 'chimps' and women 'dried up c*nts'

Mayor Jim Fouts of Warren, Michigan came under fire on Monday after audio surfaced of him allegedly using disparaging remarks against ...

- The Raw Story - US

Outside voices will not affect investigation

Attorney General responds to criticism about management of investigations relating to Prime Minister. "Only consideration was truth."

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Martin Luther King Jr. Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Syrian rebels to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan

BEIRUT/AMMAN - Syrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan to press for full implementation of a ...

- Reuters - US

Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow's son killed by dog

Adama Barrow misses the burial of his eight-year-old son as he has left Gambia amid the election dispute.

- BBC - UK

Military going ahead with plan for low-level fighter jets

PORTLAND, Maine " A proposal to lower the flight ceiling for noisy fighter jets has dragged on for so long that residents can be forgiven if they've ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

10 things you need to know today: January 16, 2017

1. President-elect Donald Trump is working on a proposed replacement for ObamaCare aiming to offer "insurance for everybody," he told The Washington ...

- The Week - US

Monica Crowley to relinquish post in Trump White House: transition official

Crowley's appointment has been shadowed by reports of plagiarism

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Millennial women opposed to Trump take to streets, many for the first time

Millennials, some so young they need their parents' permission and others with babies in tow, will join women's protests this weekend as their ...

- The Raw Story - US

Syrian rebel groups say they will attend peace talks in Kazakhstan

Opposition leaders have said they will attend the Russia and Turkey-backed peace talks for Syria next week. Their decision comes after a crushing ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Firefighters battle blaze in Cape Town's Deer Park

Firefighters are battling a blaze in Oranjezicht just after extinguishing another fire a short distance away earlier.

- News24.com - ZA

Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Wehrlein to Sauber

Valtteri Bottas is to replace the retired Formula One champion, Nico Rosberg, at Mercedes. This came after Felipe Massa came out of his short-lived ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Donald Trump's Interview on Russia, NATO and Brexit Gives Some in Europe the Jitters

He said he might lift sanctions on Russia in exchange for a deal to reduce nuclear weapons

- TIME Magazine - US

Wife of Orlando nightclub gunman arrested, charged with obstruction of justice, U.S. official says

The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested by the FBI on ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways

MILAN " Impish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past.Hooded parkas ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Witnesses of Kyrgyzstan crash speak of loss, finding pilot

A cargo plane attempting to land in thick fog crashes into a village near Kyrgyzstan's main airport and kills dozens of people, with authorities ...

- USA TODAY - US

Canada's Trudeau faces ethics probe over Bahamas trip: media

Canada's ethics watchdog is investigating Justin Trudeau for potential breaches related to his recent holiday on an island owned by the Aga Khan, the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

UK scientists urge May to press Trump on climate change

Scores of UK climate scientists have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to press US President-elect Donald Trump to take climate change seriously. In ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Several dead after gunfire at BPM music festival in Mexico, Australian DJ says

At least five people have been killed and 15 others injured in a shooting and stampede at a nightclub in Mexico during an electronic music festival.

- Stuff - NZ

Trump Chief of Staff pick: Iran deal on 'life-support'

Reince Priebus says Trump believes Iran nuclear deal is 'terrible' and 'on life support', will decide whether to renegotiate or scrap deal.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Joint Statement on Syria

- UN - INT

Gunman opens fire at BPM music festival in Mexico

Tourists have been caught up in a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival in Mexico, which left at least five people dead and sparked a ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The police video that captured a murderer destroying evidence

Robert Xie keeps staring at the shoe box.

- Stuff - NZ

Many rules & regulations in states unsuited to kind of technological innovations taking place in start-ups: DIPP Secy

Many rules & regulations in states unsuited to kind of technological innovations taking place in start-ups: DIPP Secy...

- MENAFN - JO

Pakistani woman gets death sentence for daughter's murder

LAHORE, Pakistan — A prosecutor says a court has sentenced a woman to death for burning her daughter alive for marrying a man of her choice in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Report into deaths of psychiatric patients delayed

A report into the deaths of 36 mentally ill patients in Gauteng will be delayed, the Health Ombud has said.

- News24.com - ZA

Ice cracks force shutdown of UK Antarctic station

A British research station on an ice shelf in Antarctica is being relocated and shut down over the winter because of fears it could float off on an ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Springsteen cover band catches heat for inaugural event

TRENTON, N.J. " Bruce Springsteen is giving President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration the Pennsylvania Avenue freeze-out, but his songs will be ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Newt Gingrich on Trump White House: 'If They Decide To Become Reasonable, They Will Have Failed'

In a SPIEGEL interview, conservative intellectual leader and Trump confidant Newt Gingrich discusses the president-elect's future political ...

- Spiegel Online - DE

Ugandans react to trial of former LRA warlord at The Hague

The trial of Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen has begun at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. Many Ugandans are critical of the trial and ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Obama's Africa legacy: more trade than democracy

There was much excitement in Africa when Barack Obama was elected US president in 2008. But he didn't live up to many expectations. Daniel Pelz ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

After long decline, St. Louis tries to rebuild with startups

ST. LOUIS " It's tough to rebuild a city's image when the national perception is that it peaked a century ago, and when recent news has sometimes been ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Deadly shooting at BPM music festival

Two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian are among those killed at the Playa del Carmen resort.

- BBC - UK

Gambia elected a new president, but old one won't step down

President-elect Adama Barrow to be sworn in Thursday as first new leader in 22 years.         

- USA TODAY - US

FBI arrests wife of Orlando shooter

On Monday, FBI agents arrested the wife of Omar Mateen, the gunman who last June killed 49 people in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, ...

- The Week - US

News24.com | Convicted murderer on the run after breaking out of North West prison

A convicted murderer is on the run after escaping from Lichtenburg prison in the North West Province, the Department of Correctional Services has ...

- News24.com - ZA

Ford recalls more than 4,500 Kuga SUVs in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG " The South African unit of the Ford Motor Company says it is recalling 4,556 Kuga vehicles following several dozen reports of the car ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky flees Russia

Facing allegations of rape, dissident artist Pyotr Pavlensky has fled his native Russia and is seeking political asylum in France. Pavlensky's ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Northern Ireland Will Hold Election After Government Falls

The election will be held on March 2

- TIME Magazine - US