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ECB Seen Expanding Stimulus Amid Trump, Italy Uncertainties +
NY Times | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:17 UTC

Faced with weak growth and inflation across the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank is expected to extend its stimulus program for at least another six months when it concludes its latest policy meeting on Thursday.

Plane Carrying More Than 40 People Crashes in Pakistan +
NY Times | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:17 UTC

An initial report from the airline listed 42 passengers, including a former pop singer, and five crew members on the plane. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

Trump rips Alec Baldwin again, says SNL isnt funny anymore +
NY Post | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:15 UTC

Donald Trump ripped nemesis Alec Baldwin on Wednesday, offering a critique of the actor’s imitation of him on “Saturday Night Live, ” dismissing the comedy show as “not very good,” — and speculating how long it would re

EU urged to share data better to detect militants returning from Syria, Iraq +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:12 UTC

The European Union must improve information-sharing internally and with the United States and Turkey to better track Europeans returning from fighting with Islamic State, the EU's counter-terrorism official will tell interior ministers.

Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 47 people aboard +
AP | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:12 UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed on Wednesday with about 40 passengers and seven crew members on board, police and an airline spokesman said. According to senior police officer Khurram Rasheed, the plane crashed

Donald Trump Says He Really Likes President Obama: I Love Getting His Ideas +
Time.com | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:11 UTC

I really, I do like him. I love getting his ideas

ISIS launches overnight attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul +
NY Post | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:09 UTC

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraq special forces captured a new neighborhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander – the latest gain in a massive military operation now its seventh week. The commander of a j

Linde says to resume merger talks with Praxair, CEO resigns +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC

German industrial gases group Linde on Wednesday said it would resume talks about a potential merger of equals with Praxair after the U.S. rival made changes to its initial deal proposal.

Epipen maker Mylan says may cut jobs +
Business Insider | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:05 UTC

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan NV...

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year +
Boston Herald | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:03 UTC

WASHINGTON Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year.

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Legitimization or confrontation: Struggles over debate with right-wing activist +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:04 UTC

The question whether right wing populists and extremists should be confronted in public debates or shunned has come up yet again in Germany as a theater was forced to cancel a controversial event.

Rodrigo Duterte defends police accused of killing mayor +
Al Jazeera | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:03 UTC

Tough-talking president says he's willing to go to jail for policemen accused of "rubbing out" a drug-linked mayor.

US honours Pearl Harbor victims - 75 years on +
Euronews | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:51 UTC

December 7, 1941, was a date that President Franklin Roosevelt said will live in infamy.

Lucky Luke, the 'fastest gun in the West,' turns 70 +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:43 UTC

Happy birthday, Lucky Luke! The "fastest gun in the West" - a wry and witty cartoon figure who outshoots his shadow, plays chess with his trusty horse, and wins against the bad guys every time - is turning 70.

Ghana electing next president, parliament +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:36 UTC

Ghanaians are electing their next president and 275-member parliament with voters worried by three years of economic downturn. Incumbent John Dramani Mahama's is being challenged by seven presidential candidates.

South Sudan expert: Climate of impunity 'a big problem' +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:32 UTC

A United Nations inquiry into the human rights situation is wrapping up its second visit to South Sudan today. DW talked to analyst Henrik Maihack about the situation and how it could be improved.

Merkel's CDU approves more conservative orientation +
Deutsche Welle | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:32 UTC

Germany's conservatives have approved a preliminary platform that's more restrictive on issues including migrants, dual citizenship and taxes. But suggestions of a lurch to the right are grossly exaggerated.

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ECB Seen Expanding Stimulus Amid Trump, Italy Uncertainties +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:18 UTC

Faced with weak growth and inflation across the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank is expected to extend its stimulus program for at least another six months when it concludes its latest policy meeting on Thursday. Last month's victory by

Kenya President: Nearly 20 Dead as Medical Workers Strike +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:18 UTC

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging striking medical workers from public hospitals to return to work, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of care. Kenyatta said Wednesday the government is working to find a s

Irish Court Orders Russian Oligarch's Assets Unfrozen +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC

A Dublin judge has ordered authorities to unfreeze 100 million euros ($107 million) in cash belonging to an exiled Russian oligarch, ruling that police had provided no evidence that the funds were illegally gained as Russia contends. Mikhail Khodorkovsky,

Buddhist Scholar on Why the Dalai Lama Thinks a Woman Could Succeed Him +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC

Dr. Robert Thurman, who has been a confident of the Dalai Lama for the past 52 years, offered his take on comments His Holiness made about future Dalai Lamas.

100 Snakes, Lots of Rats, 2 Mini Pigs Seized From NY Home +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:02 UTC

Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a New York home where dozens of creatures were found dead

Iowa's Branstad Accepts Post as Trump's Ambassador to China +
NBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:01 UTC

The longest-serving governor in U.S. history met with Trump on Monday to discuss the post.

The Latest: Hungary Slams US for Unease Over Migrant Ruling +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:57 UTC

The Latest on the migrant situation in Europe (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The Hungarian government says it is

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Iowa's Branstad Accepts Post as Trump's Ambassador to China +
NBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:01 UTC

The longest-serving governor in U.S. history met with Trump on Monday to discuss the post.

Louie Gohmert Bought Himself (Another) Car With Campaign Funds +
Crooks and Liars | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:00 UTC

Yall, Louie Gohmert bought another car with his campaign funds. The last car he bought with campaign funds was a Buick in May of 2014 and then two weeks later he paid $500 to have the locks changed on it. I dunno why and I dont want to know. So, now here

The Messy Truth about Race-Baiting Radical Demagogue Van Jones +
Michelle Malkin | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:54 UTC

The Messy Truth about Race-Baiting Radical Demagogue Van Jonesby Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicateCopyright 2016They never learn.The grand journalism pooh-bahs at CNN were humiliated this election cycle when WikiLeaks revealed that former CNN contributor

Report: Ellison Says Hell Give up Seat if Elected DNC Chair +
Roll Call | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:51 UTC

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison upped his bid for the Democratic National Committee Chairman job last month, promising union leaders he would step down from his congressional seat to focus on the party if elected. Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll

LIVE: Conway speaks at Women Rule summit +
MSNBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:50 UTC

Kellyanne Conway speaks at the fourth annual Women Rule summit, setting the 2016 agenda for women in the new Washington.

Kenya: Kenya police behind killings and disappearance of 81 people in Coast: Haki Africa +
Standard Digital | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:49 UTC

A civil society organization has accused police of being behind the extrajudicial killings and disappearance of 81 people in Coastal region in the past five years in the war on terrorism.

Budget Process Fix; Executive Eraser; Repeal/Delay Pitfalls; POW No. 1 +
RealClearPolitics | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:42 UTC

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, December 7. Seventy-five years ago today, Pearl Harbor was devastated in a morning surprise attack from a Japanese fleet that had managed to cross the Pacific Ocean undetected. That Sunday morning attack was conducted b

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Binge and a Breather: Netflix Finds 36% of TV Series Watchers Turn to a Movie Next +
Variety | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:00 UTC

Netflix is highlighting its movie lineup with research showing that after many of its streaming subscribers finish binge-watching a TV show, they cleanse their palates with a movie. After finishing a series, 59% of Netflix members took at least a one-day

Jeff Franklin Talks Fuller House Season 2, Returning Characters & the Olsen Twins +
Variety | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:00 UTC

Two decades after “Full House” went off the air, creator Jeff Franklin brought the beloved family sitcom back with a reboot in Netflix’s “Fuller House.” Turns out, there was still an appetite for the Tanner family. The first

Disney Sets Jan. 6 Release Date in China for Rogue One +
Variety | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:58 UTC

Disney has set a Jan. 6, 2017 release date in China for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” according to a Disney representative in the country. The movie, which stars Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, opens Dec. 16 in the U.S. The plot centers on a

RealD, Shanghai Redstar Macalline Building More Chinese Premium Cinemas; Former Warner Bros Exec Joins Qube Cinema Global Briefs +
Deadline Hollywood | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:56 UTC

Global 3D and VFX company RealD and Shanghai Redstar Macalline Pictures Development Co. have signed a deal to add 11 ultra premium auditoriums to its Redstar Macalline Cinemas. This means Redstar w

Sundance to Facilitate Anti-Trump Inauguration Protests at Festival +
Hollywood Reporter | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:55 UTC

Chrissy Teigen Shows A Lot of Leg in Yet Another High Slit Black Dress +
Entertainment Tonight | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:50 UTC

The leggy look is sorta similar to the model's AMAs outfit.

Brad Pitt -- Angelina Jolie's Hurting Our Kids ... Moves to Seal Custody Documents +
TMZ | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:40 UTC

Brad Pitt is going to court to keep his custody war with Angelina Jolie private.

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Major urinary proteins do not allow kin recognition in male mice +
Phys.org | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:00 UTC

The urine of house mice, unlike humans, contains large amounts of proteins, which are mainly major urinary proteins or MUPs. These proteins function to stabilize the release of volatile pheromones from urinary scent marks. MUP genes occur in a large clust

Researcher shows method for controlled growth of porous crystalline materials +
Phys.org | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:50 UTC

Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) consist of metallic intersections with organic molecules as connecting elements. Thanks to their high porosity, MOFs have an extremely large surface area. A teaspoonful of MOFs has the same surface ar

Five amazing ways plants have created new technologies +
Phys.org | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:40 UTC

Scientists have come up with a strange new method for detecting explosives: using spinach. The plants are impregnated with fluorescent "bionic" nanotubes that emit infrared light. In the presence of specific chemicals, the light turns off and this can be

Cosmic dust found in city rooftop gutters +
Phys.org | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:40 UTC

(Phys.org)A small team of researchers with Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum in London, Project Stardust in Norway and Universit Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, has found samples of cosmic dust in the gutters of buildings in three major c

Sick mother was inspiration behind supersmart phone +
Phys.org | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:39 UTC

A few years ago, Richard Chan's mother had a stroke and became physically disabled. She was living in England, while he was in Norway. After the stroke, it became difficult to communicate by phone. On one occasion she fell, and lay helpless for several ho

To Mars in 70 days: Expert discusses NASA's study of paradoxical EM propulsion drive +
Phys.org | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:35 UTC

After months of speculation and rumor, NASA has finally released its long-awaited research paper on the controversial EM Drive propulsion system. The paper was recently published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' peer-reviewed Jou

Using magnets instead of antibiotics as a new treatment method for blood infection +
Phys.org | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:29 UTC

Magnets instead of antibiotics could provide a possible new treatment method for blood infection. This involves the blood of patients being mixed with magnetic iron particles, which bind the bacteria to them after which they are removed from the blood usi

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Rising temperatures could liberate carbon from soil +
Ars Technica | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:55 UTC

Liberated carbon could drive a positive feedback mechanism for climate warming.

Review: Netgear’s Nighthawk X10 may just be the $500 router you need +
The Next Web | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:47 UTC

Five-hundred bucks is a lot for most common-folk to just hand over. Especially for a router. But if you’re a gamer, a VR-enthusiast, stream everything you can, or getting a jumpstart on the looming IoT invasion, perhaps you’ll want to get your hands on NE

Coffee from a chatbot: Starbucks to unveil My Starbucks Barista AI technology for placing mobile orders +
GeekWire | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:44 UTC

Coffee giant Starbucks will join the growing wave of companies using artificial intelligence and chatbots to supplement human employees, planning to unveil todaywhat it calls an“innovative conversational ordering system” for its mobileappcalle

Get Assassin's Creed III (Win) for free! +
CNET | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:42 UTC

From the Cheapskate: Normally $20, this enthralling action-adventure is a must-have addition to any PC gamer's library. Plus: three bonus deal and two giveaways!

Google will power its global operations solely with renewable energy starting next year +
The Next Web | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:38 UTC

Over the years, Google has diligently devoted itself to converting its operations to run entirely on renewable energy – and it seems the tech giant is finally approaching its ultimate goal. In a new blog post, the Big G announced it will power its data ce

Everything at Apple Watch is awesome, insists Tim Cook +
The Register | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:38 UTC

... after Moto gives the wrist a rest Apple typically leaves the phone ringing when reporters call, so an instant rebuttal from the CEO is almost newsworthy in itself. Yesterday Tim Cook broke his monastic silence to respond to refute a report that Apple

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time +
Digital Trends | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:37 UTC

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. The post Best

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Ditching Electoral College Would Allow California to Impose Imperial Rule on a Colonial America +
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They're still counting the votes, going on four weeks after the election, in California. In Brazil, a nation with much more challenging geography, they manage to do....

Dems have learned nothing in defeat +
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Hillary Clintons political corpse wasnt even cold yet when Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Minority Leader Charles Schumer decided that Rep. Keith Elliso....

Obama administration FAILS TO VET IMMIGRANTS against FBI databases, approves citizenship +
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Not even basic vetting. Immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names werent properly run through the FBIs name-check databases, potentially miss....

Trump Wild Cards: Lieberman Touted for State, Cruz for Supreme Court +
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Watch: Trump Supporter Berated by Enraged Liberals +
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There’s a video making the rounds of a man being taunted and ridiculed for wearing a “#BuildTheWall” t-shirt while working on a computer in the common area of....

'We're scared for our lives': Some Syrians view Trump's win as the 'most dreadful turn of events imaginable' +
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The Syrian government seems pleased with US President-elect Donald Trump's stunning victory last week. The government last week signaled its relief that Hillary Cli....

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Hunt for Life on Mars Could Target Nitrogen +
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Analyzing nitrogen levels on Mars could help researchers find evidence of life on the Red Planet, if it ever existed, a new study suggests.....

How Humans Lost Their Tail, Twice +
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Humans can't seem to keep a tail, suggests new research that finds our early ancestors lost tails not just once, but twice.....

Scientists find mechanism behind side effects in vision-loss treatment +
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A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research.....

Past misdeeds haunt relationships when they feel recent, study finds +
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If a partner's past transgression feels like it happened yesterday, even if it didn't, you are more likely to remember it during new, unrelated arguments, according....

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From Overwatch to Firewatch: the best video games of 2016 - chosen by developers +
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We asked 50 game makers what they thought was the best game of 2016. Here are their often surprising responses....

After Tay Disaster, New Microsoft Zo AI-Powered Chatbot Struggles To Be Coherent On Kik +
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Microsoft tried and failed with Tay, its chatbot that turned racist and sexist in less than 24 hours before being pulled off the market. The company is now at it ag....

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017 +
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Google reveals it is on track to offset 100% of data centre and office electricity use with renewable energy.....

Googles auto-search results have become slightly less offensive +
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Zuckerberg shows off upcoming Facebook features +
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Facebook executives are showing off new features and technologies that could be added to the social network in the not-so-distant future.Using Facebook Live, compan....

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Man With A Rifle Enters D.C. Restaurant At The Heart Of A Conspiracy Theory [VIDEO] +
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Pizzagaters Aren't Giving This Shit Up +
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For months, 4chan and Reddit users have delved deep into the emails of John Podesta as they were released by Wikileaks and concluded that the emails contained coded....

Year zero of modern era: WikiLeaks releases more than 500k US diplomatic cables from 1979 +
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WikiLeaks has released more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979, covering numerous incidents such as the Iranian revolution, the siege of Mecca, and ....

'CIA created ISIS', says Julian Assange as Wikileaks releases 500k US cables +
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WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange today said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS as the whistle blowing organisation released more than half a millio....

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Report: Spending On Social To Pass Newspapers +
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According to Zeniths new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts out Monday, global advertising expenditure in social media will grow 72% between 2016 and 2019 (from $29 ....

The best Netflix shows and movies to download +
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Got a long commute? Netflix has a stack of great TV shows and films to load onto your smart device.....

Rebels Lose Aleppo - An End in Sight for Syria War? +
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Syrian government forces today made dramatic gains in retaking the last major population center still in rebel hands, eastern Aleppo. First the Syrian army retook s....

Rand Paul finally reveals who he wants as secretary of state +
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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been on the warpath when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state picks. He’s not been one to....

Sen. Rand Paul: Trump’s Secretary of State Must Understand ‘Iraq War Was a Mistake’ +
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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked with SiriusXM host Matt Boyle on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily about his hopes for President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign polic....

AWS Disaster Recovery (DR) Strategies – What Next You Can Plan Out? +
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In search of a cost effective disaster recovery solution? AWS is the best platform for easy storage and quick retrieval of your mission critical data.....

From Overwatch to Firewatch: the best video games of 2016 - chosen by developers +
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EU urged to share data better to detect militants returning from Syria, Iraq +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:12 UTC
The European Union must improve information-sharing internally and with the United States and Turkey to better track Europeans returning from fighting with Islamic ....

Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 47 people aboard +
AP | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:12 UTC
ISLAMABAD (AP) A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed on Wednesday with about 40 passengers and seven crew members on board, police and an ai....

Paris winter pollution worst in 10 years: official +
AFP | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:12 UTC
Paris is suffering its worst and most prolonged winter pollution for at least 10 years, the Airparif agency which measures the levels said Wednesday.The global netw....

Washington Wizards assign Sheldon McClellan to D-League +
UPI | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:08 UTC
The Sports Xchange The Washington Wizards assigned guard Sheldon McClellan to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League, the team announced Tuesday.....

Starbucks sets five-year growth targets, to open 12,000 more stores +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) set an annual revenue growth target of 10 percent and profit growth target of 15-20 percent for the next five years, and the coffee chain sa....

Linde says to resume merger talks with Praxair, CEO resigns +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
German industrial gases group Linde on Wednesday said it would resume talks about a potential merger of equals with Praxair after the U.S. rival made changes to its....

EpiPen maker Mylan says may cut jobs +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
Generic drugmaker Mylan NV (MYL.O) said on Wednesday it may cut less than 10 percent of its global workforce as part of a restructuring program.....

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Arran Campbell: MyKoolBox +
CNBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:15 UTC

Caroline Bramley: Prom fashion +
CNBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:11 UTC

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Discover Financial, Juniper Networks, Kellogg, Micron, NetApp, Rio Tinto, Synchrony Financial, UnitedHealth and More - Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) - 24/ +
247wallst.com | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:10 UTC
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Wednesday morning include Discover Financial, Juniper Networks, Kellogg, Micron Technology, NetApp, Rio....

Starbucks sets five-year growth targets, to open 12,000 more stores +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) set an annual revenue growth target of 10 percent and profit growth target of 15-20 percent for the next five years, and the coffee chain sa....

Linde says to resume merger talks with Praxair, CEO resigns +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
German industrial gases group Linde on Wednesday said it would resume talks about a potential merger of equals with Praxair after the U.S. rival made changes to its....

EpiPen maker Mylan says may cut jobs +
Reuters | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
Generic drugmaker Mylan NV (MYL.O) said on Wednesday it may cut less than 10 percent of its global workforce as part of a restructuring program.....

Trump says he sold stocks because 'I just thought it was a conflict' but offers no proof +
CNBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:02 UTC
Trump's stock holdings were one small part of his presidential decisions that could have affected his personal fortune.....

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In Greece's Tobacco Culture, Passive Smoke a Serious Problem +
NY Times | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:17 UTC
Nearly two-thirds of Greeks are inhaling someone else's tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union in exposing its peo....

Who Haunts U.K. Ghost Trains? Railway Enthusiasts +
NY Times | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:17 UTC
The trains, bureaucratic curiosities that run infrequently and visit forgotten stations, are a draw for railroad fans, who try to ride as many as possible.....

ECB Seen Expanding Stimulus Amid Trump, Italy Uncertainties +
NY Times | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:17 UTC
Faced with weak growth and inflation across the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank is expected to extend its stimulus program for at least another six m....

Plane Carrying More Than 40 People Crashes in Pakistan +
NY Times | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:17 UTC
An initial report from the airline listed 42 passengers, including a former pop singer, and five crew members on the plane. The cause of the crash was not immediate....

100 snakes, lots of rats, 2 mini pigs seized from NY home +
Washington Post | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:05 UTC
Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a New York home where dozens of creatures were found dead.....

Deck the ... Lookout! Woman tries to run over decorating ex +
Washington Post | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:01 UTC
State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania womans car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriends home, nearly running the man and his family o....

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire +
Washington Post | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:54 UTC
The leaders of the United States and five other Western powers are calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo.....

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Trump rips Alec Baldwin again, says SNL isnt funny anymore +
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Donald Trump ripped nemesis Alec Baldwin on Wednesday, offering a critique of the actor’s imitation of him on “Saturday Night Live, ” dismissing t....

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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Discover Financial, Juniper Networks, Kellogg, Micron, NetApp, Rio Tinto, Synchrony Financial, UnitedHealth and More - Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) - 24/ +
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The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Wednesday morning include Discover Financial, Juniper Networks, Kellogg, Micron Technology, NetApp, Rio....

ISIS launches overnight attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul +
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MOSUL, Iraq — Iraq special forces captured a new neighborhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander –....

Liquor Sales Battle Re-Emerges In Legislature +
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Two Miami-Dade County Republicans this week filed bills that would repeal a decades-old law that requires liquor stores to be stand-alone facilities. ....

U.S. mortgage rates rise to highest levels in over two years: MBA +
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ECB Seen Expanding Stimulus Amid Trump, Italy Uncertainties +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:18 UTC
Faced with weak growth and inflation across the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank is expected to extend its stimulus program for at least another six m....

Kenya President: Nearly 20 Dead as Medical Workers Strike +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:18 UTC
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging striking medical workers from public hospitals to return to work, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the st....

Brain cancer survivor in FIFA 17 game +
CTV News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:18 UTC
EA Sports has included 15-year-old brain cancer survivor Kenton Doust in its FIFA 17 video game.....

Man accused of killing Cape Town lesbian may have faced previous criminal charges +
News24 | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:17 UTC
The man accused of murdering a lesbian from Khayelitsha may have been previously charged with other crimes, it has emerged in a Cape Town court.....

Time names Trump Person of the Year +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:16 UTC
US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.....

Arran Campbell: MyKoolBox +
CNBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:15 UTC

Survivors unlikely in Pakistan plane crash +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:12 UTC
A plane with nearly 50 people on board has crashed in Pakistan.....

Caroline Bramley: Prom fashion +
CNBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:11 UTC

Irish Court Orders Russian Oligarch's Assets Unfrozen +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
A Dublin judge has ordered authorities to unfreeze 100 million euros ($107 million) in cash belonging to an exiled Russian oligarch, ruling that police had provided....

Buddhist Scholar on Why the Dalai Lama Thinks a Woman Could Succeed Him +
ABC News (US) | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
Dr. Robert Thurman, who has been a confident of the Dalai Lama for the past 52 years, offered his take on comments His Holiness made about future Dalai Lamas.....

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Brain cancer survivor in FIFA 17 game +
CTV News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:18 UTC
EA Sports has included 15-year-old brain cancer survivor Kenton Doust in its FIFA 17 video game.....

It's not perfect, but staff voted Ubisoft the No. 13 best employer in Canada +
Montreal Gazette | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:18 UTC
The top 5 Canadian employers as reported by job site Glassdoor are Shopify, Ceridian, ATB Financial, Salesforce and Cisco Systems.....

How Netflix plans to keep you glued to your screen for even longer by recognizing your mood and habits +
National Post | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:17 UTC
David Berry: Netflix is basically replacing the TV experience, but with a few more hooks to keep you around for when your stories are finished....

Police chase: Suspect crashes into shop, tree, stop sign, fire hydrant +
Montreal Gazette | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:10 UTC
A Laval man is facing multiple criminal charges after a high-speed police chase across the island Tuesday morning.....

While you were sleeping: Lose to the Blues, neighbourhood watchers, and how about that rooster? +
Montreal Gazette | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:01 UTC
Heres our roundup of the best and brightest stories this morning.....

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Africa

Surprise banking strength wrongfoots cautious South African money managers +
Business Live
Had they noticed that banking stocks were turning out more resilient than expected, overly defensive money managers would have done better, says a strategist....

Italy's prime minister stalls resignation to give MPs a chance to approve budget +
Business Live
With Italian politicians voting on the budget and trying to put together a new government, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi agreed to put off his resignation until Frida....

Steinhoff plans to double clothing stores in Eastern Europe in next five years +
Business Live
CE Markus Jooste says the furniture company wants to increase its number of stores to 2,000, extending its reach in one of its fastest-growing regions....

Blitzboks are a tonic for SA after the Springboks' dire season, Joel Stransky says +
Business Live
The former World Cup winning flyhalf says fans are tired of watching the Springboks lose: They want to be upbeat to be inspired and to support a winning team....

McBride issue has not been abused - Nhleko +
News24
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Tuesday denied claims that his bid to have Parliament launch an inquiry into Ipid head Robert McBride was an abuse of process.....

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Europe

Paris winter pollution worst in 10 years: official +
AFP | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:12 UTC
Paris is suffering its worst and most prolonged winter pollution for at least 10 years, the Airparif agency which measures the levels said Wednesday.The global netw....

Underage prostitutes sell sex for £2 in Cardiff Wales | UK | News | Daily Express +
Express | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:09 UTC
TEENAGE girls are selling sex on the streets of a British city for as little as 2, turning it into a no-go zone.....

Thomson to launch final TV ad before Tui rebrand +
The Guardian | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:08 UTC
UKs largest tour operator to run campaign throughout December and January, representing its sign-off after six decades....

Those standing up to Rodrigo Duterte are from a long line of strong Filipinas +
The Guardian | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:07 UTC
The only internal opposition to the president of the Philippines comes from two women, who follow in the footsteps of Cory Aquino and Gloria Arroyo....

Chris Grayling accused of putting politics over people in rail letter leak +
The Guardian | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:06 UTC
Transport secretary, who blocked London rail devolution, under fire over note saying it could put routes in clutches of Labour mayor....

Stalking victim: I was living in hell +
BBC | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:02 UTC
Stalking victim Helen Pearson hopes new protection orders will "shorten the suffering" of others.....

Holland LISTENS to the people – Dutch MPs REJECT EU power grab fearing voter revolt +
Express | Wed Dec 07, 2016 14:00 UTC
HOLLAND looks set to block plans for another European Union (EU) power grab, fearing it would fuel support for anti-Brussels right-winger Geert Wilders.....

Guardiola lauds 'quality' as Manchester City loanee scores for Celtic +
AFP | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:57 UTC
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed admiration for Patrick Roberts after the loanee scored against his parent club for Celtic in a 1-1 Champions League ....

Carillion blames Whitehall upheaval after Brexit vote for orders fall +
The Guardian | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:53 UTC
Government business slowed after EU referendum result triggered spending hiatus, says support services firm....

Rejoice these are great days for liberalism in the western world +
The Guardian | Wed Dec 07, 2016 13:52 UTC
Just look at Austria, and at Clintons numerical success in the US. Politicians of the centre and left should feel under no pressure to copy populist messages....

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Middle East

Survivors unlikely in Pakistan plane crash, many bodies burned: witness +
The Daily Star
There are unlikely to be any survivors from a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a mountainous northern region with 47 people on board on Wednesd....

FM official stresses removal of banking obstacles for businesses +
IRNA
Beijing, Dec 7, IRNA Foreign Ministry Deputy for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour stressed the need for removal of banking obstacles for business owners.....

Maronite bishops urge swift Cabinet formation +
The Daily Star
Lebanon's Maronite Bishops said Wednesday they were optimistic for the future of Lebanon but remained concerned over the failure to form a government.....

Special Board Monitoring JCPOA meeting held Wednesday morning +
IRNA
Tehran, Dec 7, IRNA The Special Board Monitoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was held on Wednesday morning with the attendance of Iranian President Hass....

Serious talks underway to lift Arab travel ban on Lebanon: Geagea +
The Daily Star
Serious discussions on lifting a travel ban on Lebanon imposed by some Arab countries are underway, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said Wednesday.....

Discrimination against Latinos in United States Has Risen, Study Says +
Tasnim News Agency
TEHRAN (Tasnim) Most Latinos in the United States say they have suffered discrimination, more than twice as many who said so a decade earlier, according to a new r....

Russia, US Continue Contacts on Syria at Expert Level" Kremlin +
Tasnim News Agency
TEHRAN (Tasnim) Russia and the United States are continuing contacts on Syrian settlement at the expert level, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.....

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East Asia

LeSports set to eliminate 10% of staff, spin off sports equipment business +
Ecns.cn
LeSports, an eco-sports start-up in China, on Tuesday announced a plan to optimize and reorganize its staff, as its parent company LeEco grapples with reports of li....

Chinese singer performs in Toronto +
Ecns.cn
Gong Linna performed at the closing of the concert, Enchanting China: Masterpieces of Chinese Music, at the Sony Center for the Performing Arts in Toronto on Saturd....

Spring Festival to see 3 billion trips made by road, rail, airplane +
Ecns.cn
Nearly 3 billion trips are estimated to be made by Chinese during the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush, authorities said on Monday.....

Water freezes as extreme cold sweeps across NE China +
Ecns.cn

Masseuses, fitness coaches top 2016 services industry wage report +
Ecns.cn
Online recruitment website 58.com has released its annual report on services industry wages, showing that on average masseuses are the highest paid with monthly wag....

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South Asia

Junaid Jamshed among 47 dead in PIA crash +
Daily Times

Here’s Why Aditya Chopra Is Smitten By ‘Befikre’ Ranveer & Vaani +
The Quint
Aditya Chopra can’t stop raving about his ‘Befikre’ actors Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor.....

RBI cuts growth forecast to 7.1%, sees short-term disruption +
Press Trust of India
Mumbai, Dec 7 (PTI) The Reserve Bank of India onWednesday cut the economy's expansion forecast for currentfiscal to 7.1 per cent, from 7.6 per cent earlier....

Mexican father invited ‘everyone’ to his daughter’s 15th birthday party +
Hindustan Times
Online invitations may not cost you a lot, but some might -- especially if youve invited everyone to your daughters 15th birthday celebration.....

Mumbai Mirror Gets Flak For Trashy Headline On Manish’s Birthday +
The Quint
And Mumbai Mirror does it again!....

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South East Asia

Le Tissier on naked massage: Former Saints coach behaviour very very wrong +
Malay Mail Online
LONDON, Dec 7 Former England and Southampton star Matt Le Tissier became the highest profile former footballer to make accusations of inappropriate behaviour telli....

Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 52: official +
The Nation
MEUREUDU, Indonesia - At least 52 people have died and hundreds are injured after a strong earthquake struck Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesda....

Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia as Rohingya crisis grows +
The Nation
YANGON - Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a bloody military crackdown on the Buddhist....

Wissanu acting justice minister, Teerakiat acting education minister +
The Nation
The Cabinet Wednesday assigned Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam to act as the justice minister after Gen Paiboon Koomchaya resigned to become a privy council....

Linde says to resume merger talks with Praxair, CEO resigns +
Channel NewsAsia
German industrial gases group Linde on Wednesday said it would resume talks about a potential merger of equals with Praxair after the U.S. rival made changes to its....

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Oceania

Australia pursues trade agenda in Asia +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 08:14 UTC
The latest GDP figures show Australia cannot be complacent, Trade Minister Steve Ciobo says as he visits Indonesia to pursue trade talks.....

Qld inmates in court over rooftop mutiny +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 08:06 UTC
Three inmates have appeared in court charged with mutiny after allegedly climbing onto the roof of a Brisbane prison.....

Women just 21% of news sources: study +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 08:00 UTC
Women make up just 21 per cent of sources quoted in six of Australia's major newspapers, new figures reveal.....

Blame Canada: Baird cites its 'success' in land titles sell-off +
The Age | Wed Dec 07, 2016 07:58 UTC
Mr Baird has pointed to Canada's experience to reassure the public that privatising the land titles registry is the right thing to do.....

Qld construction worker dies in heatwave +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 07:51 UTC
Workplace Health and Safety is investigating whether the death of a construction worker at a rural property near Longreach on Monday was heat related.....

WA mum admits killing her unwanted baby +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 07:50 UTC
A WA mother who killed her three-month-old daughter and left the body in a shed has pleaded guilty to manslaughter during her murder trial.....

Salvos should address gay kids: Eldridge +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 07:49 UTC
A senior Salvation Army figure says the organisation needs to listen to young people, including on the issue of gay and gender-diverse youth.....

Protesters dressed as sausages storm AACTAs red carpet +
9 News | Wed Dec 07, 2016 07:42 UTC
A group of female filmmakers dressed as sausages have been rushed off the red carpet at an awards ceremony to celebrate Australian film in Sydney this afternoon.....

Salvation Army underpaid dozens of sex abuse claims, inquiry told +
The Age | Wed Dec 07, 2016 07:40 UTC
The Salvation Army underpaid dozens of people who made claims for sexual and physical abuse suffered in childrens' homes, a royal commission has heard.....

Recession? We're not even close +
The Age | Wed Dec 07, 2016 07:38 UTC
The Treasury and the Reserve Bank are likely to 'look through' the reported numbers to focus on what's happening beneath them. ....

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