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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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