South China Morning Post
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China asked foreign diplomats in Beijing to help weave a cooperative network against corruption, state media reported on Friday, as Beijing seeks greater international cooperation in President Xi Jinpings four-year war on graft. Xi has vowed to fight deep-rooted graft at all levels of the ruling Communist Party until officials dare not, cannot and dont want to be corrupt, warning that a failure to deal with the rot could threaten the partys...
BBC News 24
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At least three people have died and 20 people have been injured in Melbourne, where a car has hit pedestrians. Officials say several people were struck by a vehicle in the centre of the city. The police have said this is not a terror incident. Mail deliberately drove into pedestrians in bourke Mail deliberately drove into pedestrians in bourke street more and we currently have three deceased and at least 20 injuries.
BBC News 24
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Millions came to bathe as close as possible to this spot, a tide of humanity which is believed by officials to have broken all records. This is BBC World News.
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Participants in the electoral politics of other democratic countries know they have to organize everywhere, year in & year out; but our Democrats leave the bulk of the party’s work to central committee insiders, professional staff, career politicians, & contractorsthemselves often proudmoderates” or even “blue dogs.” The Party is a hyperactive fund-raiser and self-congratulator; but it’s disinclined either to keep the public informed about issues as they unfold, or to encourage direct citizen action in support of necessary change. “Leave it to us” is the unspoken message. We are the “best and the brightest;” it’s we who “fight the good fight.” Having promised the moon on the campaign trail, Democratic elected officials seldom (with many honorable exceptions!) stand out in Washington or most state capitols as champions of the common good.
TIME - Global Spin
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We have to assemble a competitive team at the same time we need to hire someone to handle passports, contracts, Mancini said. The club used to handle this well, but like a family run business. Now we are at a different moment. Chapecoense had almost nothing left after the crash: six players that did not travel on the ill-fated flight, two physiotherapists, one goalkeeping coach, one doctor, one data analyst, one nurse and a few club officials. New chairman and club co-founder Plinio David de Nes Filho, a wealthy local businessman known as Maninho, is leading the charge to bolster club finances. Former players like Nivaldo Constante, who played as a goalkeeper until the tragedy struck, are approaching players that can help. And Chapeco Mayor Luciano Buligon is working as a kind of ambassador for the club and the city.
Global News
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Officials say the incident had no links to terror.
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President-elect Donald Trump takes office in a matter of hours, and while his team is describing the transition as going smoothly so far, there is expectation that there will be some struggles as several departments operate short-handed. On the one hand, Trump made much of wanting political appointees in places like the State Department to tender their resignations effective January 20, meaning he is responsible in those cases for losing potential interim personnel, several figures his team requested to stay on have also declined , worsening the problem. Trump's own appointees include a number of people who have not been confirmed by Congress yet, meaning there will be interim successors in a number of highranking positions barring any last second confirmation votes. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work will be acting Pentagon chief, for instance.
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Iraqi Gen. Abdul Ghani al-Assadi today predicted that the invasion and occupation of western Mosul will be no more difficult than the invasion of the eastern half of the city, which Iraqi officials have declared essentially complete after three months of heavy fighting. Assadi also downplayed the idea that ISIS leadership would be able to mount a heavy resistance in western Mosul, insisting that most of the ISIS commanders who were in the city have already been killed . He expressed hope the invasion of the western half of the city would begin in a few days. Western Mosul is the more populace half of the city, and so far no Iraqi troops have actually entered that area, or even reached its outskirts on that side of the city. The bridges across the Tigris River, which bisects the city, were targeted in US airstrikes early on, and that will likely make crossing into the west more difficult.
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One person was killed and several others were seriously injured Friday after a car plowed into pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city, prompting a major police operation as officials told the public to stay away from the area. A man driving the vehicle struck “a number of pedestrians” on Bourke Street, a main road running through downtown Melbourne, Victoria state police said in a statement. A man was arrested following the incident, police said. They did not immediately release other details and said they are still trying to determine what happened. Paramedics were assessing 20 people at the scene, several of whom had serious injuries, Ambulance Victoria said in a statement. “The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined and we will provide further information when it comes to hand,” police said in a statement.
BBC News 24
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There he was the Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie. Millions came to bathe as close as possible to this spot, a tide of humanity which is believed by officials to have broken all records. This is BBC News. I'm Mike Embley.
BBC News 24
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Steve Rosenberg, BBC News, Moscow. An update now on an incident in Australia. At least one person has died and several peole have been injured after a car hit pedestrians in the Australian city of Melbourne. Officials say several people were struck by a vehicle in the centre of the city.
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The documents released don't indicate when the program ended, though officials have previously indicated that the CIA scrapped the program in 1995, saying they never got anything useful out of it.
ABC News - International
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Officials in Australia's second-largest city say several pedestrians have been injured after being struck by a car
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Voice Of America
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Several pedestrians were injured after being struck by a car in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, Friday, prompting a major police operation as officials told the public to stay away from the area. Paramedics were called to the scene after receiving reports that several pedestrians had been hit by a car near Bourke Street, a main road running through downtown Melbourne, said Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Rebecca Brewin. She did not know how many people were hit, or how serious their injuries might be. Police said in a statement they were aware “a number of people have been injured,” though the exact circumstances were still being determined. Video footage shot from a news helicopter overhead showed several heavily armed police officers standing near the area where the incident occurred. The area around the incident was shut down. The Australian Open tennis championship is currently being held in the city.
South China Morning Post
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Several pedestrians were injured after being struck by a car in Australias second-largest city on Friday, prompting a major police operation as officials told the public to stay away from the area. Paramedics were called to the scene after receiving reports that several pedestrians had been hit by a car near Bourke Street, a main road running through downtown Melbourne, said Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Rebecca Brewin. She did not know how many people were hit, or how serious their...
ABC News - International
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Officials in Australia's second-largest city say several pedestrians have been injured after being struck by a car
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TIME - Top Stories
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Guzman was taken into custody by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Ciudad Juarez, a border town across from El Paso, Texas. The DEA took him via plane to New York, according to a senior U.S. official not authorized to be quoted by name. Guzman, who's in his late 50s, first escaped from prison in 2001 and then spent more than a decade on the run before he was recaptured, only to escape again in 2015 via a mile-long tunnel dug to the shower in his cell. The 2015 escape was highly embarrassing for the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Mexican officials were seen as eager to hand the headache off to the United States afterward. A court denied Guzman's appeal and found his extradition was constitutional, the Mexican Department of Foreign Relations said. Guzman's lawyers had fought extradition since his 2016 recapture and said Thursday the Mexican government sent him to the United States to distract the public from nationwide protests over gasoline prices.
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All of this torture was ongoing under the oversight of a pair of contracted psychologists, James Mitchell and J. Bruce Jessen, who are now facing a lawsuit over their designing of the torture program. CIA officials weren't nearly as unanimous in supporting the program as they've been presented by some, however. Other documents show internal emails from the CIA's own medical staff warning that the behavior was indefensible, and that the two contractors showed a blatant disregard for ethics in their operation of the program. They also reveal a faction battle between the CIA Counterterrorism Center, which contracted the two men, and the Office of Medical Services, who warned the techniques proposed would come back to haunt us. The collection also grimly includes accounts of the final hours of Gul Rahman, a detainee who died in CIA custody in 2002, with Jessen arguing that Rahman was so physically strong that there would be no way to break him while respecting the Geneva Convention.
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