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100 people feared drowned as boat sinks off Libya

199 refugees feared drownedAbout 100 people are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after their smuggler abandoned them on the high seas without a motor, increasing the Mediterranean death toll this year to an unprecedented 4,700.

The toll is now over 20% higher than last year’s total of 3,771, which was the previous annual record.

A boat containing about 130 refugees sank in the early hours of Thursday morning, killing about 100 people, some of the 27 survivors told Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the medical charity now transporting them to Italy. Just seven bodies were recovered.

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China Tells Trump That Climate Change Is No Hoax It Invented

China to Trump: Not a hoaxTo President-elect Donald Trump’s assertion that climate change is a hoax “created by and for the Chinese,” China offers this: Wrong!

As Bloomberg reports, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said Wednesday that it was Republican U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush ― not the Chinese ― who started the conversation about global warming.

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How Pro-Trump Twitter Bots Spread Fake News

Pro Trump twitter botsPresident-elect Donald Trump has credited the strength of his political movement, in part, to his immense reach on social-media platforms.

And it’s true, he does have a ton of followers on Facebook and Twitter. But not all of those followers are human. Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, automated networks of social-media bots spread erroneous information to potential voters—often to the benefit of Trump.

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USGS: Largest oil deposit ever found in U.S. discovered in Texas

Oil found in USThe U.S. Geological Survey recently discovered the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever found in the United States, officials said Tuesday.

The agency announced that the Wolfcamp shale, located in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin, contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquid.

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James Clapper, the US intelligence chief, resigns

James ClapperUS Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has submitted his letter of resignation, he has told a congressional panel.

He told the House Intelligence Committee that "it felt pretty good".

The 75-year-old top American spy had been expected to step aside, as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to appoint his own officials.  Analysts believe that he is sending a signal to the Trump administration that they must now speed up the transition.

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Israel's Muezzin Bill seeks 'Judaisation of Jerusalem

Jerusalem billPalestinian politicians in Israel have found an unexpected ally inside the government against a new bill banning mosques from using loudspeakers to broadcast the call to prayer.

The so-called Muezzin Bill - named after the person who calls Muslims to prayer - was approved by a ministerial committee on Sunday, on the grounds that it is needed to reduce "noise pollution" from mosques.

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JPMorgan Is Said to Settle Bribery Case Over Hiring in China

JPMorgan settles bribery caseAfter more than three years of digging into JPMorgan Chase’s hiring practices in China, federal authorities have determined that the bank hired the children of Chinese leaders as part of a quid pro quo to win business in the booming nation, clearing the way for a costly punishment.

As soon as Thursday, the authorities will announce a roughly $264 million settlement with the bank and its Hong Kong subsidiary, according to people briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The authorities, which include criminal prosecutors and civil regulators, will accuse the bank of orchestrating a long-running foreign bribery scheme.

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Michael Flynn Said to Be Trump’s Top Choice for National Security Adviser

Michael FlynnLieutenant General Michael Flynn has emerged as Donald Trump’s leading candidate for national security adviser, according to people familiar with the president-elect’s transition planning.

Flynn, who ran the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 2012 to 2014 and served as a top intelligence adviser to General Stanley McChrystal in Iraq, advised Trump on foreign policy throughout the course of the presidential campaign. He was at one time rumored to be on Trump’s vice-presidential shortlist, and remains one of the only high-ranking national-security officials to have publicly aligned himself with Trump.

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Trump weighing Muslim registry, says adviser

Trump mulling Muslim registryPresident-elect Donald Trump’s immigration advisers could recommend a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries and countries with significant problems with terrorism, according to a top ally.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an immigration hard-liner who has been advising Trump, told Reuters that transition policy advisers are weighing the merits of such a registry.

He added that the policy could be recommended as part of initial executive orders “so that Trump and the Department of Homeland Security hit the ground running.”

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