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In West Bank, Fatah vote shows politics an old man's game

UN High Commissioner for Human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has slammed as illegal a recent Israeli bill to legalize some 4,000 settler units in the occupied West Bank. Over the weekend, US Secretary of State John Kerry was highly critical of Israel's settlement policy. "Our position has not changed: Israel will not attend the French conference, because it will push peace further away".


Clemency hearing to be held for inmate set for execution

Clemency hearing to be held for inmate set for execution

The Georgia Supreme Court threw out Sallie's first conviction and death sentence in 1998 because his trial lawyer had a conflict of interest. "I do ask for forgiveness", William Sallie told witnesses moments before he was given an injection of barbiturate pentobarbital at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.


Parties Seeking Volunteers to Observe Presidential Recount

Parties Seeking Volunteers to Observe Presidential Recount

The amount, which was set by the state's Commonwealth Court, is a modification of the $10 million bond requested by representatives of President-elect Donald Trump. Former Green Party nominee Jill Stein , who called for a recount in the state after raising millions of dollars via an online fundraiser, netted 27 extra votes .



YouTube releases 2016 Rewind, announces most viewed videos in India for 2016

What's so fun about the YouTube Rewind is that it reminds you of all the super fun trends from the year that you may have forgotten about. Going by the high-octane mashup depicted in its 5 minute run-time, 2016 will seem to future historians like a candy-colored cornucopia of bottle flips, Pokemon Go , carpool karaoke , rainbow bagels prepared in era-accurate hydraulic presses, mannequin challenges, and lots and lots of dancing to Justin Bieber with iconic David Bowie makeup.



Two US officials to attend Fidel Castro's funeral

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the top US diplomat to Cuba, will attend the service. Cuba's leftist allies and Washington's top diplomat in Havana have joined a sprawling throng of Cubans at a rally to commemorate Fidel Castro.



Russia says close to reaching understanding on Aleppo with USA - Ifax

Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo had called on Wednesday for an immediate five-day ceasefire and the evacuation of civilians and wounded, but gave no indication they were ready to withdraw as demanded by Damascus and Moscow . "We call on the Syrian regime to do this urgently to alleviate the dire situation in Aleppo; and call on Russian Federation and Iran to use their influence to help make this happen", the joint statement said.