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Rio de Janeiro police officer reportedly confessed to killing Greek ambassador to Brazil; ambassador's wife also in police custody - Reuters

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TX, US

Plane evacuated on runway at Houston's Bush Airport after reports of smoke from cockpit - ABC 13

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United States

US stocks falter in year's last session; Dow drops about 57, ending 2016 at 19,762 - CNBC

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Chicago, IL, US

Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally on Chicago's South Side - NBC Chicago

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Michael Skakel murder trial

Connecticut Supreme Court ruling reinstates murder conviction for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel - Hartford Courant

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Plane missing in Hood Canal, Dec. 29, 2016

Officials: 4 people confirmed dead after plane wreckage found near Hood Canal in Washington state - KOMO

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Tonight's Cardiff City match at Brighton in the Championship has been postponed because of fog at the Amex Stadium - BBC

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Police responding to discovery of suspicious objects in Blythe Street area of South Belfast, Northern Ireland

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European markets finish 2016 with modest gains; Stoxx 600 closes up 0.26% - CNBC

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Barton Stacey, England, United Kingdom

Photo: Crews clean up after barn fire involving hay, machinery, earlier Friday in the village of Barton Stacey, Hampshire, England - @Hamblefire55


George Michael dies

An examination of George Michael's body was 'inconclusive,' police say, and more tests will be needed to determine singer's cause of death - BBC

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US State Department 'surprised' by UK PM May's comments on Kerry's Israel-Palestinians speech, says his words were in line with Britain's longstanding positions, vote cast at UN - PA

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Northallerton, England, United Kingdom

A19 motorway remains closed in both directions near Northallerton, England, as crews clear earlier tanker fire - @NorthYorksFire


FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 Index has closed at a new all-time high of 7,142.83 - @PA

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Sleaford, England, United Kingdom

Fire crews at the scene of a building fire in Southgate, Sleaford, England - @LincsFireRescue

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Syrian Civil War

Syria ceasefire holding despite initial isolated clashes, monitoring group and rebel official says - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Russian aircraft carried out 3 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria's al-Bab area, Turkish armed forces say - Reuters

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Turkish parliamentary committee approves constitutional change draft law - Turkey's Anadolu Agency, Reuters (updated link)

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Salt Lake City, UT, US

Police responding to reported shooting at University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City; injuries unclear - FOX 13

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No immediate reports of damage after magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia - AP

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