South China Morning Post
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Of course, no reputable NGO would exclude the places where the US is conducting the most drone strikes from a report on US drone strikes. There are numerous reports that point to how much higher the real number is, however. In April, a US drone killed 17 civilians in Afghanistan's Paktika Province, and killed another 13 in Nangarhar Province in September. The most recent incident was in mid-December, when a US drone participating in Iraq's invasion of the city of Mosul destroyed a house full of civilians, killing a family of nine . These of course are all just a fraction of the hundreds of civilians killed in US airstrikes over the course of 2016, but in many cases it remains uncertain if the strike was a drone or a manned aircraft, and similar systematic under-reporting of deaths by Centcom makes such determinations all but impossible.
The Economic Times
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Another Opec production cut this year? Opec nations are likely to cut oil production again this year, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Khalid said he "would not exclude" another cut to follow last year's agreement if higher prices do not stick because of variables outside producerscontrol, such as a potential collapse in demand. The minister was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Grey market optimism back The grey market for initial public offerings (IPOs) may be limping back to life post demonetisation. The BSE IPO, set to open for subscription on January 23, is already quoting at a 12-15 per cent premium over the price band of Rs 805-806, ET reported. Promoters hike stake in 125 firms Promoters of over 125 companies mopped up shares of their firms mainly through open market purchases during the quarter ended December 31, when the stock market saw one of its sharpest quarterly falls.
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Politico
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Donald Trump’s shock win came with a post-election bump, as the number of Americans who viewed him favorably ticked up for a little over a month, reaching a high of about 45 percent. But after 80 days of upending diplomatic norms, taunting his skeptics, and picking fights on Twitter, Trump is entering the White House on Friday with historically low approval ratings and real questions about whether he can mend a country still reeling from the divisive election. While pledging to follow through on his plan to actually build a border wall, Trump hasnt bothered building bridges beyond his base, instead deepening the nation’s political and cultural divides. December’s victory tour took him back to the states he won where he basked in adulation from those who’ve been with him all along. He took a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan, tossing aside decades of diplomatic protocol, and he met with Nigel Farage but not Hillary Clinton.
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Collective Evolution
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There simply is no shortcut to the impossible items on our list. If there is, it's because those dreams don't belong on your impossible list. Speaking of resolutions, let me paint a quick picture. Two people walk into a gym on January 1st to sign up. The first signs up and commits by signing a year long contract to the gym for 1 full year at $50 a month. The second signs up to the same gym and commits not only to a year long pass to the gym but also to a personal trainer to work with them twice a week every week for an entire year for $500 a month. Both signed binding contracts irrespective of how many times they show up. So who do you bet has a six-pack by December 31st? Heck, who do you bet is still going to the gym come March? Better yet, who are you? So what was different? Well, although their potential was the same, the level of accountability their commitment demanded was quite different.
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Daily Mail - Australia
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He was last seen on screens at the beginning of December.
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Politico
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In the weeks during the transition, he has often seemed more interested in litigating the past than focusing on the present, these people say. He has convened long-time New York friends to Trump Tower to talk about the win. We just talked about the greatest hits of the campaign, Carl Paladino, the co-chair of the New York campaign, said of his 45-minute meeting with Trump in December. Publicly, he has flayed Lindsey Graham for not winning more than 1 percent of the vote and called Hillary Clinton guilty as hell, less than two weeks before the inauguration. He took a victory tour to states he won, telling allies he wanted media attention on his victory. He has grown particularly agitated when anyone questioned the legitimacy of his victory, which the 70-year-old apparently sees as a greatest validation of his life. He has privately and publicly shown irritation about comments from Clinton aides, Democrats and others.
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If the reform is passed, it will be put to a national referendum. 4) Daesh terrorists have killed 12 people execution-style in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, took the city after first losing it in 2015. But the terrorist group recaptured the city for the second time in December. 5) Several people have been killed in central Italy as an avalanche strikes a ski resort hotel. Up to 30 people are thought to be trapped inside the hotel. The avalanche was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the Pescara region. 6) Egypt has added retired soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorism list for allegedly financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo’s Criminal Court has issued a three-year travel ban and asset freeze against Aboutrika. The former footballer had endorsed the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in his presidential run in 2012.
Slate
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For much of 2016, Donald Trump’s bombast seemed to be breaking open an unprecedented fissure between the Mormons and the Republican Party that the mogul acquired in a hostile takeover during the presidential primary. And so it came as an unwelcome shock to many anti-Trump Mormons when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) announced in December that some 200 members of the Tabernacle Choir—the Mormons’ most prized public-relations asset—would lend their voices to celebrate the inauguration of President Trump.
Politico
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs, and then Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Trump will give his inaugural address, followed by more readings and a benediction and close with the national anthem. The complete program is here . What should we expect for Trump’s inauguration speech? Donald Trump tapped Stephen Miller to pen his much-anticipated speech. Miller frequently served as the warm-up act on the campaign trail for Trump. Early discussions of the speech focused on structural problems within the country and setting an agenda for Trump’s first 100 days and beyond. What about the parade? The inaugural committee announced the parade lineup in late December, which includes high school bands, police troops and civic groups found across the country. The statement also said that all branches of the military will be represented.
The Canary
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A man collapsed and died in the street on the way home from the Jobcentre on 12 December. He had been declared fit for work. Lawrence Bond suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after leaving the Kentish town Jobcentre, reports The Camden New Journal. The 56-year-old had longstanding health problems such as difficulty with mobility [...] The post Man spends last day alive at a... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
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The Sun Daily - Business
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The TIV achieved in 2016 was however in line with MAA’s revised forecast of 580,000 units announced in July 2016. The highest monthly sales achieved in 2016 was in December due to the aggressive efforts by auto players and heavy discounting and offers given by car companies to clear stocks and retain market share. “Auto industry is always cyclical. After six to nine years, there will be a downturn. When the economy improves, it will also improve. We’ve been here long enough and we’ve seen the cycles,” said Aishah, adding that the market will correct itself after a downturn, but it will take a bit of time. MAA reiterated its concern on the B10 biodiesel implementation where many of its principals are unable to provide warranties for vehicles. “We’ve asked them (government) to implement Euro 5 diesel, which means you dont need to have a B10. If there are more stations throughout the country that have Euro 5 diesel, customers will have the choice to fuel up with Euro 5, where you dont need to comply with B10,” explained Aishah.
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This marks the first time the US has used such bombers at all since 2011, when they participated in the NATO war that imposed regime change on Libya in the first place. The bombers can carry a lot of bombs, and have longer flight times, in addition to their stealth capabilities, but they were also much farther away than other options that the US has tended to use in the region. Moreover, it seems strange that such large collections of ISIS plotters would be loitering around on the outskirts of Sirte at all, since the US military operations in Libya centered on helping the unity government occupy Sirte, and ended with large numbers of supposed trapped ISIS fighters successfully fleeing. It seems they didn't go far. The US began it's last military offensive in Libya on August 1, 2016, and extended it through December 20.
Finance Magnates
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If the reform is passed, it will be put to a national referendum. 4) Daesh terrorists have killed 12 people execution-style in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, took the city after first losing it in 2015. But the terrorist group recaptured the city for the second time in December. 5) Several people have been killed in central Italy as an avalanche strikes a ski resort hotel. Up to 30 people are thought to be trapped inside the hotel. The avalanche was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the Pescara region. 6) Egypt has added retired soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorism list for allegedly financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo’s Criminal Court has issued a three-year travel ban and asset freeze against Aboutrika. The former footballer had endorsed the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in his presidential run in 2012.
Washington Free Beacon
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Valerie Jarrett has been Obama's closest confidant for nearly his entire career. She spent all eight years in the White House as his senior adviser. The president and his family [shut] down a whole suburb to attend Laura Jarrett's 2012 wedding to the son of Canadian Liberal Party member of Parliament . Valerie Jarrett did not take Trump's surprise election win well. It kind of was like a, I’m not sure what the right analogy would be, but like a punch in the stomach, let’s say. Soul-crushing might be another description,” Jarrett said in December . Donald Trump sparred with CNN throughout the campaign and beyond, a feud that came to a head after the network went public with a description of a memo making wild, unverified assertions about Trump's relationship to Russia and prostitutes. Trump dismissed CNN as fake news and refused to take a question from one its reporters at his first post-election press conference .
Variety
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