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Sam Kendricks nominated for IAAF 2017 'Male Athlete of the Year'

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for IAAF 2017 "Male Athlete of the Year."

Martial law in southern Philippines could last a year: Duterte

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday martial law in the southern region of Mindanao could last a year, as he vowed it would be similar to the late Ferdinand Marcos's dictatorship.

Trump to thrive in Year of the Cock

Hong Kong - US president Donald Trump will strut through the Year of the Rooster, thriving as Hong Kong geomancers predict 2017 will be marked by the arguments and aggression -- characteristics attributed to the animal.

Trump to thrive in Year of the Cock

Hong Kong - US president Donald Trump will strut through the Year of the Rooster, thriving as Hong Kong geomancers predict 2017 will be marked by the arguments and aggression -- characteristics attributed to the animal.

2016 begins and ends with music deaths

New York - Pop superstar George Michael's death over the Christmas holidays caps one of the most tragic years in memory for the music world which mourned a steady stream of top names.

Donald Trump: AFP's person of the year

Paris - US President-elect Donald Trump has topped a 2016 AFP poll to choose the most influential person of the year, just ahead of Russian and Turkish leaders Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Michelle Carter nominated for 'Female Athlete of the Year'

American shot put thrower and Olympian Michelle Carter has been nominated for the 2016 award for "Female Athlete of the Year."

Saudi Arabia's King Salman marks tumultuous first year

Riyadh - When Saudi Arabia's king Abdullah died a year ago on Saturday, his subjects expected their country to keep a steady course under new King Salman.They were in for a royal shock.

A year later, U.S. struggles to stop IS onslaught

Washington - A year after Islamic State jihadists overran much of Iraq, the United States and its allies are struggling to turn the tide against the extremists and their self-declared "caliphate.

A year after IS assault, Iraq still on the brink

Baghdad - A year after the Islamic State group launched a brutally effective offensive, Iraq is struggling to survive as a unified nation, gripped by seemingly endless violence, sectarianism and humanitarian tragedy.

5-year-old girl reads 875 books a year

A girl who is just five years old reads 875 books per year. She reads so many books that the library at her school cannot keep up.

Rachel Evans lived a year according to biblical laws of Leviticus

Blogger Rachel Held Evans, spent one year living according to the biblical rules of Leviticus 15 to 18, which give instructions about how virtuous women ought to live. The rules include those of "hygiene" during menstruation when women are "unclean."

Bill Clinton named PETA's person of the year

Former US President Bill Clinton was named PETA’s person of the year for promoting vegan and vegetarian eating, after he changed his diet for health reasons.

Prince William will marry Kate Middleton next year

Clarence House has announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry next year in the spring or summer. Next year would have been the 30th anniversary of William's parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.

Student's film racism history in KKK hoods, Teacher put on leave

Dahlonega - A teacher who allowed students taking part in a class project on racism to dress in KKK hoods to film a segment on the history of the Klan in the South. Some say it was racism, others ask how you can study racism in the US without looking at the KKK.

Neil Young Named the Grammys Person of the Year

The Grammys have named Neil Young as their 2010 Person of the Year. He has never won a Grammy and is the first Canadian to receive the honor.

Will 2010 be the Year of the Bible?

In act of wishful thinking R-Rep. Paul Broun hopes to push through congress a resolution proclaiming 2010 as the Year of the Bible.

Car and Driver Releases 2009 '10 Best Cars' List

The list of the 10 best cars for 2009 has been released and this year: the medal winners come from both German engineering and American classics. Based on performance, value and emotion, the gavel has dropped and the "10 Best" for 2009 has been unveiled.

2008 Is Going To Be The Year Of International Languages

Next year is going to be the 'International Year Of Languages', as proclaimed by the UN. The international body hopes to promote 'unity in diversity' as well as global understanding.

The Year of the Investor

I'm a fairly avid Internet user but I still marvel that today's question is from China! From Guangzhou, the City of Five Rams, a potential investor asks: Can I buy U.S. real estate if I am a non-resident alien?

German politician proposes seven-year limit on marriages

A conservative German politician on Wednesday proposed something new. Making marriage contracts expire after seven years, with the option to renew for those not feeling the proverbial itch.

U.K. pound at highest level in nearly 15 years

The British Pound has hit the $2 mark after inflation.

Abduction attempt of a 14 year old girl

Simcoe County police are looking for a man who tried to abduct a 14 year old girl on her way to school Friday.

Chinese have a ball for seniors

The largest Chinese New Year gala in North America was held in Toronto last night and raised more than $1 million for seniors in the GTA. The 2007 Dragon Ball at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, celebrating the Year of the Pig, is a fundraising event

17 Year Old Sentenced To Life For $2 Robbery

A 17 year old was arrested for armed robbery for $2 and on 10 Year probation he smoked Marijuana was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Ontario Drivers Pay Second Highest Car Insurance Rates In Canada: Study

You can't drive without it. You can't always afford it. And now a new study shows you why. Research by the Fraser Institute indicates Ontario drivers pay one of the highest amounts for auto insurance in the country.

China ushers in year of the pig

People across China are celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year - China's most important festival. The year of the pig is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity

Millions on the move for Chinese New Years

"Hundreds of millions of people have clamoured aboard cars, buses, planes and trains to return to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year in an annual event that stretches the country's transport system to near its breaking point. The Lunar New Year, o...

A man found dead in front of his TV a year after his death

A man's body was found in his home more than a year after his death, with the television still on and his features preserved by dry conditions.

Amazing 4 Year Old Drummer

This 4 year old plays better than most adults
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