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IN PICTURES: Armed Police On Patrol As London Rings In 2016

London has rung in 2016 amidst increased security and a heavy, armed police presence in the Westminster area where hundreds of thousands of revellers traditionally gather for the iconic fireworks over the River Thames, Palace of Westminster, Elizabeth Tower (Big

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‘The Force Awakens’ Is the Worst Thing Ever

The Force Awakens — aka the new Star Wars movie — may be the worst thing ever to have happened in the history of cinema. (I say “may” rather than “is” because, of course, only a Sith deals in absolutes).

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BBC News Website Taken Down By ‘Attack’

LONDON (AP) — BBC says its main news website and other sites were knocked offline due to an attack. Service was out for more than three hours Thursday. Users received an error message and the broadcaster said on Twitter the

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Police Intercept Migrant Train in Tuberculosis Scare

A special migrant train running from Austria to Germany was intercepted by Federal Police in Munich earlier this week, after authorities were alerted to a passenger with a severe case of tuberculosis. The train carrying the passenger with tuberculosis was

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PEGIDA Hymn Knocks Adele From Top of German Singles Chart

A wordless hymn released to raise funds for the German anti-Islamisation group PEGIDA has knocked British pop sensation Adele off of the top of the Amazon singles chart. The instrumental tune, named “Gemeinsam sind wir stark!” Or “Together we’re strong” has

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Global Warming Is Not the Problem. Global Governance Is.

Media Matters for America – George Soros’s pet attack poodle site – has published a list of the 15 Most Ridiculous Things Conservative Media Said In 2015. I’m proud to say that I come in at number 6 (though obviously I would

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France Confirms Death of Jihadist with Paris Attacks Links

France on Wednesday confirmed the death of French jihadist Charaffe el Mouadan, who had close links to at least one of the Paris attackers, as it emerged the gunmen coordinated the November 13 assault in real time. Defence Minister Jean-Yves

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Security Analyst Warns: Islamic State Has Global Ambitions For 2016

Islamic State terrorists plan to take their struggle across the world in 2016 and push their fighters into a final showdown with liberal western democracies. To that end hundreds of sleeper cells in “dozens of countries” will mobilise in an unprecedented bid

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Charlie Hebdo to Release Special Issue One Year After Attack

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday said it would release nearly a million copies of a special issue to mark a year since jihadists killed a dozen people in its Paris offices. The 32-page double issue — featuring a

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Brussels Cancels New Year’s Fireworks Over Terror Fears

The Mayor of Brussels has taken the extraordinary step of cancelling the Belgian capital’s annual New Year’s fireworks display due to the terrorist threat that still hangs over the city, the Associated Press reports. BREAKING: Brussels mayor: New Year’s Eve fireworks

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Migrants Demand Relocation From ‘Haunted’ Refugee Centre

STOCKHOLM — Thirty-five asylum-seekers have asked to be relocated from a refugee housing facility in southern Sweden because they believe it’s haunted by ghosts, officials said Wednesday. The asylum-seekers were spooked by flickering lights and noise in the plumbing system

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Danish Rail Company: Sweden Border Checks Will Cost 1 Million DKK a Day

Border checks on train passengers aimed at curbing the number of asylum seekers entering Sweden from Denmark will cost Denmark’s rail operator nearly 1 million Danish crowns (99,370 pounds) a day, the state-owned company said on Tuesday. Travellers have been

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Pope Prays For Weather Victims In Britain, United States, Paraguay

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has asked people to pray for victims of recent storms, flooding and other bad weather in the United States, Britain and South America. During his public audience Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square, Francis told

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Guardian: Mass Migration Pushing UK Wages Down

The growth in wages for UK workers is set to stall at just two per cent next year thanks to the large number of migrant workers waiting to fill vacancies, the Guardian has admitted. Referring to data from the Chartered

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UK Cops Let Hundreds Of Foreign Drivers Off Speeding Fines

Hundreds of foreign drivers breaking the speed limit in Kent have not been fined, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed. Charlie Elphicke, Member of Parliament for Dover has slammed the failure to collect the fines as

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Over One Million Migrants Reach Europe by Sea in 2015: UN

GENEVA (AFP) – Over one million migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015, nearly half of them Syrians, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Wednesday. The milestone marks an almost five-fold increase over 2014 figures, when UNHCR recorded

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Anguish as Reprints of ‘Mein Kampf’ Planned For New Year

BERLIN (AFP) – The copyright of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” expires Friday, with plans by several publishers for annotated reprints sparking fierce debate over how one of the world’s most controversial books should be treated seven decades after the defeat of the Nazis.