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Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray to win his sixth Australian Open title. The world No 1 won 6-1 7-5 7-6 (7-3) to claim his sixth...

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Former Mafia boss Rocco Zito has been shot dead at his home in Toronto, Canada. Rocco Zito, 87, had been a senior member of the...

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Two inmates who had been on the run from jail for more than a week have been caught by San Francisco. Jonathan Tieu, 20, and...

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The New York Times has announced its endorsements for this year’s presidential race. The publication endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich in their...

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The Zika pregnancy cases have doubled in Colombia in just one week, officials said. According to Colombia's National Health Institute, almost 2,000 pregnant women now...

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Turkey is accusing Russia of again violating its airspace and warned it would "face consequences" if such infringements continue. The Turkish foreign ministry said a...

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Angelique Kerber stunned world No 1 Serena Williams in three sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The 28-year-old has...

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The Israeli vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel has been returned home after UN peacekeepers intervened. The huge vulture, which has...

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According to the State Department, 22 emails sent through Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server while she was secretary of state contained government secrets. The messages...

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According to a Swiss prosecutor, about $4 billion may have been stolen from the Malaysian state-owned fund 1MDB. The 1MDB fund was set up in...

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David Bowie’s $100 million estate will go to his widow, Iman, and his kids, according to the singer’s will which has been filed in...

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Princess Cristina of Spain has lost an appeal to have the two charges she faces of tax evasion dropped. A court in Palma ruled that...

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The US economy slowed sharply in Q4 of 2015, growing with an annualized rate of 0.7% comparing with the same quarter a year ago,...
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The Munich Residenz (Wikimedia) Travelling to Europe, wherever you go, is quite the experience. The rich history, varied multiculturalism and cuisine all make for a...

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A recent study suggests that geometry was being used by the Ancient Babylonians at least 1,400 years earlier than previously thought. The new study, published...

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Apple is voluntary recalling millions of its two-prong AC wall plugs after incidents of them breaking and causing electric shocks. The tech giant said it...

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The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has adopted a negative interest rate in a surprise move. The benchmark rate of (-0.1%) means that commercial banks will...

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Donald Trump’s absence the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses was mocked by his rivals, who tried to fill the space vacated by...

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The FBI has released footage of the shooting of Oregon militiaman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum. LaVoy Finicum was killed by police on January 26.The video shows...

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The Zika virus is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also carries dengue fever and yellow fever. It was first discovered in Africa in...

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Between three and four million people could be infected with Zika virus in the Americas in 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts. Most will...

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Barbie is getting three new body types in 2016. Mattel, the company behind the iconic plastic toy doll model, is adding "tall, curvy and petite"...

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Actor Joseph Fiennes says he was "shocked" to be cast as Michael Jackson in a TV show for Sky Arts. Joseph Fiennes plays Michael Jackson...

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Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari has announced he is resigning amid corruption allegations. Akira Amari unexpectedly made the announcement at a press conference in Tokyo...
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It’s a new year, and many people are considering a fresh start. January sees a high number of people moving to a new country,...