Patrons use dough to back pizza place targeted by fake news

The front door of Comet Ping Pong pizza shop, in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — There's at least a slice of good news for a pizza restaurant in the nation's capital caught up in fake news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats.



5 killed in Bulgarian explosion following train derailment

In this photo released by Bulgarian Interior Ministry, a municipality building is seen after an explosion following a train derailment in the village of Hitrino in Bulgaria Saturday, Dec 10, 2016. Firefighters in Bulgaria said on Saturday that several people were killed when a train derailed and containers of gas exploded. (Bulgarian Interior Ministry via AP)SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Five people were killed in northeastern Bulgaria following a gas explosion on a derailed tanker train early Saturday, national radio reported. Officials said at least 23 people were injured, many with severe burns.



Gambia President's rejection of poll results "null and void"- African Union

DAKAR (Reuters) - The African Union on Saturday called a statement by Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh rejecting his loss in December 1 polls "null and void" since he had already conceded defeat. "The Chairperson of the Commission strongly urges President Yahya Jammeh to facilitate a peaceful and orderly transition and transfer of power," said Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who also called on Gambia's security forces to remain neutral. (Reporting by Emma Farge, editing by Louise Heavens)
OPEC pushes for non-member cuts at 'historic talks'

OPEC recently agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) to 32.5 million in January 2017OPEC was on Saturday seeking to persuade other oil producers to lower production as part of a newly-struck global pact to stem a crude glut and lift painfully low prices. The Vienna meeting, which includes major producer Russia, aims to nail down details on implementing the accord reached late last month. Under the deal, OPEC also wants oil-producing nations outside the group to lower their output by 600,000 barrels a day.



Russia says thousands fleeing Aleppo as Assad nears victory

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia says nearly 18,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo in the last 24 hours in a "constant stream" as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition control in the northern city.


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