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Paris struggling with worse pollution peak in decade

PARIS - Facing its worse winter pollution in 10 years, Paris is sticking to controversial traffic measures.
Paris city hall has barred half of all cars from travelling and made public transportation free for a third consecutive day.
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Gunman that targeted Washington pizza shop led turbulent life

SALISBURY, N.C. - The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant appears to have lived an aimless life that became turbulent in the weeks before he was drawn to the nation's capital by a fake news story.
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Pakistan opens probe into plane crash that killed 47

GUG, Pakistan - Pakistani authorities have opened a probe into the deadly plane crash in the country's northwest the previous day that killed all 47 passengers and crew, a spokesman said Thursday.
Pervez George of the Civil Aviation Authority told The Associated Press that experts are working in the hillside village of Gug in the district of Abbottabad, where the small twin-propeller aircraft crashed and burst into flames after developing a fault in one of its two engines.
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Search for survivors continues in Indonesia as death toll climbs to 102

Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors that was halted at night by rain and blackouts.
More than 100 people died in the shallow and powerful quake that struck northeast Sumatra before dawn on Wednesday.
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Motion to impeach South Korea's president introduced

South Korea's parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting in motion a vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal.
Parliament is expected to vote on impeaching Park on Friday and opposition parties have said they believe they will get the two-thirds majority needed to pass the bill.
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Trump takes to Twitter to criticize union leader critical of Indiana deal

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico.
Trump tweeted Wednesday evening: "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers.
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Rebel loss in Aleppo could have domino effect

ALEPPO, Syria -- Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government-- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad, there is a growing sense of imminent victory.
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South Korean parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea's opposition-controlled parliament has formally introduced an impeachment motion on President Park Geun-hye. This sets the stage for a likely impeachment vote Friday.
A parliamentary official reported the motion to a plenary session Thursday.
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'Hairspray Live!' pushes the boundaries and wins big

NEW YORK - There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on NBC was worth the environmental damage.
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Campus cop shot teen holding knife at Nevada high school

RENO, Nev. -- A campus police officer shot a knife-wielding student at a Nevada high school on Wednesday during a confrontation witnessed by dozens of other students, Reno police said.
The 14-year-old boy was reported in critical condition Wednesday night at a Reno hospital, Police Chief Jason Soto said.
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Asian stocks rise ahead of European Central Bank decision

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - Asian shares rose on Thursday after an overnight surge on U.S. markets. Investors were focused on the European Central Bank's meeting later in the day.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 per cent to 18,654.93 while South Korea's Kospi jumped 1.3 per cent to 2,016.99.
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Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone wrap La La Land press tour with hand and footprint ceremony

La La Land co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone got a little dirty in the real La La Land on Wednesday during a hand and footprint ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.
A day after the Los Angeles premiere of their acclaimed new movie musical, the film’s stars planted their hands and shoes in wet cement outside the TCL Chinese Theatre.
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