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Indian man forced to marry woman at gunpoint, police say investigation ongoing – National

A 29-year-old man from Bihar, India was reportedly kidnapped and forced at gunpoint to marry a woman he’d never met. Authorities said they were looking into the kidnapping of Vinod Kumar after videos of the nuptials surfaced online Friday. A YouTube video shows Kumar being manhandled and forced to dress …

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California man indicted for plotting to use homemade bombs in Christmas Day terror attack – National

A federal grand jury indicted a California man Thursday on charges of plotting to use homemade bombs during a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39. Everitt Aaron Jameson intended to use pipe bombs to funnel people into an area of the popular tourist destination in order to shoot …

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Kim Jong Un says he’s ‘open to dialogue’ with South Korea, won’t use nukes unless threatened – National

Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was “open to dialog” with Seoul. After a year dominated by fiery rhetoric and escalating …

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Russian tankers supplied fuel to North Korea: reports – National

Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state. The sales of oil or oil products from Russia, the world’s second biggest oil exporter …

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Guns, letter found in home of man who plotted Christmas terror attack in San Francisco: FBI – National

The FBI said Friday that it found a martyrdom letter and several guns in the home of a former Marine who said he wanted to carry out a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39, a popular tourist destination. Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, a Modesto tow-truck driver, was charged …

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Pregnant woman finishes college exam while in labour

A young Missouri woman finished her college psychology exams while hospitalized and preparing to give birth at any moment. On Dec. 12, Nayzia Thomas, a second-year psychology student at Johnson County Community College, shared a photo of herself on Twitter, taking the exam while propped up in a hospital bed, …

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A serial cat killer is on the loose in England, with 400 pets already killed – National

Panic is spreading among pet owners in England after a suspected serial cat killer decapitated hundreds of felines and small animals over the past two years. The unknown killer has been given many nicknames by the media, such as the Croydon Cat Killer and the U.K. Cat Killer, and has been …

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Myanmar military’s rape of Rohingya women is sweeping and methodical – National

The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without warning, seven soldiers burst into the house and charged into their bedroom. MP’s raise concerns over Rohingya …

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California Wildfires: officials warn residents to be ‘ready to go’ as blaze continues – National

Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, with a new blaze north of San Diego exploding in size in just a few hours and dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday. The blazes destroyed hundreds of houses and forced many Los Angeles-area schools …

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