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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz's' plea for mercy rejected - German media

Wednesday  13:17,   17 january 2018
Reuters

A plea for clemency from a 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been rejected, German media cited prosecutors as saying on Wednesday. Oskar Groening,[...]

Iranian oil tanker wreck produces 2 slicks in East China Sea - China

Wednesday  13:16,   17 january 2018
Reuters

An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said, as maritime police scoured for damage and prepared to explore the wreck. Satellite[...]

Netanyahu says US embassy could move to Jerusalem within a year

Wednesday  12:51,   17 january 2018
AFP

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he believed the US embassy in Israel could be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, reports said, contradicting statements from US officials. "The embassy is going to be moved to Jerusalem[...]

DNA Solves Mystery Of Two Brothers From Ancient Egypt

Wednesday  12:51,   17 january 2018
International Business Times

<p>Their shared burial chamber was discovered over 110 years ago, but Khnum-Nakht and Nakht-Ankh were mummified and buried almost 4,000 years ago, during the 12th Dynasty of Egypt. Based on the inscriptions on their coffins and the fact they[...]

32 bodies found in mass graves in rural Mexico

Wednesday  11:06,   17 january 2018
AFP

At least 32 bodies have been found in mass graves in Mexico's northwestern state of Nayarit, authorities said Tuesday. "The first grave was located on Saturday. There were nine bodies," in a rural area not far from a banana farm, an official in[...]

The US military is preparing for a possible war against North Korea

Wednesday  10:09,   17 january 2018
Vox.com

But there’s an active diplomacy campaign right now to ensure it doesn’t happen.&nbsp;That’s the takeaway from two big stories that broke over the long weekend. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that US troops are actively holding training[...]

The US military is preparing for a possible war against North Korea

Wednesday  10:09,   17 january 2018
Vox.com

But there’s an active diplomacy campaign right now to ensure it doesn’t happen.&nbsp;That’s the takeaway from two big stories that broke over the long weekend. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that US troops are actively holding training[...]

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

Wednesday  09:05,   17 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for what a judge described as his "leading" role during some of the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement"[...]

Japan government tells public broadcaster not to repeat false missile alert

Wednesday  08:50,   17 january 2018
Reuters

The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North's missile and nuclear programs. NHK[...]

Behind the fiery rhetoric, the Palestinian leadership is cornered and flailing

Wednesday  06:50,   17 january 2018
MSN

Analysts are skeptical Abbas will follow through on call to drop cooperation with Israel.But analysts and political observers say the talk will likely remain just that:[...]

Tillerson says Americans should be "sober" about possibility of conflict with North Korea

Wednesday  06:00,   17 january 2018
CBS News

The secretary of state noted the world is at a "tenuous stage," considering how much North Korea's nuclear efforts have advanced recently. Tillerson said the U.S. and other nations are "resolute" that North Korea will never become a[...]

U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

Wednesday  06:00,   17 january 2018
The New York Times

The creation of a new military force in Syria raises fears of fighting among American allies and could draw the U.S. deeper into the conflict.BEIRUT, Lebanon — A plan to create a new American-backed, Kurdish-led border force in northeastern Syria[...]

Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

Wednesday  05:31,   17 january 2018
Associated Press

Nigeria's army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday.Those released Monday included 118 adult males, 56 women, 19 teens and 51 children,[...]

Dinosaur tail to be auctioned for Mexico quake reconstruction

Wednesday  04:31,   17 january 2018
Reuters

<p>A fossilized dinosaur tail discovered in Morocco will be auctioned on Tuesday night in Mexico to raise funds for the reconstruction of thousands of schools damaged by two earthquakes that struck the Latin American nation in[...]

Jeddah Tower, the world's next tallest skyscraper, set to open in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday  04:31,   17 january 2018
CNN

These are the images that show what will soon be known as the world's next tallest building rising from the desert. Load Error When the 3,280-feet-tall (1,000-meter-tall) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai's [...]