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Saturday, 19th December 2015

World News

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" takes the world by storm (CBS News)

Only 18 FGM protection orders issued to protect UK girls since launch (Guardian)

Keen to lift sanctions, Iran to ship enriched uranium to Russia within days (Washington Post - Paywall)

Russia May Aid Comrade Tourists' Who Were Really Soldiers (New York Times - Paywall)

Lazy, drunken, promiscuous, rude ... why the UK loves to hate young white men (Guardian)

Chris Christie, a rising star in GOP wars, hopes force awakens New Hampshire (Guardian)

Drones to Consider Buying This Christmas (Newsweek Magazine)

ISIS declares WAR on Saudi Arabia after it announces mass alliance to wipe out jihadis (Daily Express)

Taliban declares WAR on 'barbaric' ISIS as net closes in on sick terror cult (Daily Star)

Western leaders urge Libyan factions to allow bombing of Isis fighters (Guardian)

No rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in UK after Paris attacks poll (Guardian)

How to avoid pitfalls when giving gift cards for Christmas (CBS News)

China accuses US of 'military provocation' after it flew bombers over disputed territory (Daily Express)

U.S. Airstrike Killed Iraqis by Accident, Officials Say (New York Times - Paywall)

Islamic State denounces Saudi Arabia's anti-IS coalition (Reuters)

Russia 'capable of more' in Syria (BBC)

Memorials Honor 2 Fathers Killed in San Bernardino Attack (NBC News)

Star Wars Star John Boyega Says He Lied to J.J. Abrams (Time Magazine)

News Analysis: Syrian Peace Plan Offers Some Hope, but Has Plenty of Pitfalls (New York Times - Paywall)

Yemen negotiators to form ceasefire committee as U.N. peace talks resume (Reuters)

Aloha, Obamas: First Family in Hawaii for Christmas Break (NBC News)

Dozens killed in fresh Yemen clashes (BBC)

Watch Star Wars Star John Boyega Surprise Fans at The Force Awakens' Screenings (Time Magazine)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Breaks Opening Day Record (Time Magazine)

Syria: Russia will utilise increased military means' if necessary, says Putin video (Guardian)

Pentagon chief visits French carrier to show joint resolve against Islamic State (Reuters)

Watch Stephen Colbert Explain the Plot of Star Wars to Newbies (Time Magazine)

U.S. Says Airstrike Killed Iraqi Troops by Accident (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Boris Johnson To Become Foreign Secretary Next Year In Exchange For EU Support, According To Report (Huffington Post)

US defense secretary visits French aircraft carrier amid fight against Isis (Guardian)

United Nations Security Council Adopts Resolution on Syria (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Putin says Russia ready to increase military role in Syria (Guardian)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: JJ Abrams reveals he initially turned down film (Guardian)

Armageddon: Is ISIS carving a blood soaked CRUCIFIX on Europe with its targeted attacks? (Daily Star)

New hope for peace in Syria? (CNN)

Ronda Rousey Went to See Star Wars in a Full Stormtrooper Costume (Time Magazine)

TOXIC TERROR: ISIS steal Gaddafi's deadly nerve gas supplies to unleash hell on West (Daily Star)

Security sources: Fierce fighting in northern Yemen near Saudi border kills over 75 troops (Washington Post - Paywall)

Football star, 15, killed forming human shield to save three girls in drive-by shooting (Daily Express)

Santa caught drink driving loses his licence before Christmas (Daily Star)

U.S. reports 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Reuters)

China accuses US of serious provocation by flying bombers (Washington Post - Paywall)

China Accuses U.S. of Serious Military Provocation' (Time Magazine)

U.S. Airstrike Apparently Killed Iraqi Security Forces (Newsweek Magazine)

Iran to Ship Enriched Uranium to Russia (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Switzerland opens criminal investigation of leading Islamic organisation member (Reuters)

ISIS Leader Does Not Rule All Muslims, Pakistan Taliban Asserts (Newsweek Magazine)

China protests U.S. jet flying near islands (CNN)

China Issues Red Alert' Over Devastating Air Pollution (Time Magazine)

Swiss Open Criminal Case Against Islamic Council Member (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

UK basks in warm festive weather but narrowly misses record hottest December day ever (Daily Express)

Parts of UK see 'mildest December night' (BBC)

Mark Zuckerberg's Dog Is All Dressed Up for Star Wars (Time Magazine)

Ramadi's Dirty Little Secret in the War Against ISIS (Newsweek Magazine)

Long lines, high hopes for Spain's huge Christmas lottery (Washington Post - Paywall)

Pakistan Taliban reject Islamic State leader's claim to be 'caliph' (Reuters)

Putin - Russia ready to use 'more military means' in Syria if need be: agencies (Reuters)

Germany and Austria working together on EU asylum law (Reuters)

Obama Meets With Families of San Bernardino Victims (Time Magazine)

WATCH: Security expert on how to survive a terror attack if ISIS struck (Daily Star)

Jimmy Hill dies: Sporting world pays tribute to football legend (Daily Express)

Islamic State group: Boko Haram has staged 100 attacks (Washington Post - Paywall)

U.S.: Airstrike that killed 10 Iraqi soldiers was a mistake that involved both sides' (Washington Post - Paywall)

Future of Assad in doubt as UN unanimously supports Syria peace process (Guardian)

China's foreign minister warns against stoking the tensions' over South China Sea video (Guardian)

Thousands rally against Polish govt as constitutional row drags on (Reuters)

UN resolution on Syria creates a framework but one with yawning gaps | Julian Borger (Guardian)

Uganda to restart Burundi peace talks after violence escalates (Reuters)

Ex-terrorist: How to fight ISIS online (CNN)

Air strike that killed Iraqi soldiers appears to have been by U.S. plane - Carter (Reuters)

Schools shut over Islamic homework (CNN)

Obama Meets With Families of San Bernardino Attack Victims (NBC News)

%xhl(Pentagon chief: US strike that killed Iraqi soldiers seems to be mistake' involving 2 sides (Washington Post - Paywall)

Stormtroopers Invade The White House, Michelle Obama Live-Tweets The Whole Thing (Huffington Post)

Star Wars fans attempt to beat world record for biggest lightsaber battle video (Guardian)

Swiss probe Islamic group member's propaganda' video (Washington Post - Paywall)

Russia wants to maintain ties with Turkish people, Turkish leadership 'not eternal' - Putin (Reuters)

China holds military drills in the South China Sea video (Guardian)

U.N. endorses Syria peace plan in rare show of unity among big powers (Reuters)

Panic Saturday: More than 12million hit the sales on busiest shopping day before Christmas (Daily Express)

San Bernardino victims' families represent unity and love within US, says Obama video (Guardian)

Nine Iraqi soldiers killed by 'friendly fire' in US-led coalition airstrike (Guardian)

China accuses US of B-52 'provocation' (BBC)

Female attackers are still few among Islamic extremist groups (Los Angeles Times)

Turkey says 69 Kurdish militants killed in southeastern offensive (Reuters)

China Accuses U.S. of 'Serious Military Provocation' (NBC News)

Barack Obama: Isis will be defeated video (Guardian)

Is Indonesia winning its fight against Islamic extremism? (BBC)

Syria: UN security council approves draft resolution on peace process video (Guardian)

Nicki Minaj to star in comedy series (CNN)

ISIS Takes to Airwaves, Transmits Fatwas in Major City (NBC News)

What does ISIS really want? (CNN)

VIDEO: Why US terror advice differs from UK (BBC)

South Koreans hold new rally against conservative president (Washington Post - Paywall)

Women Who Killed Baby In Microwave Is Jailed For Life (Huffington Post)

'EastEnders' Christmas Spoilers: New Trailer Teases Wedding Drama, Mitchell Family Issues And Bobby Beale Storyline (VIDEO) (Huffington Post)

Christmas Quiz: Just How Much Do You Actually Know About The Festive Season? (Huffington Post)

Border security becomes new EU mantra (BBC)

US welcomes Syria 'milestone' at UN (BBC)

U.S. Bomber Mistakenly Flew Near Disputed Island in South China Sea (New York Times - Paywall)

In Japan, Christmas Means Cake and Fried Chicken (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

You have to look hard to find a Christmas tree in Jerusalem (Washington Post - Paywall)

EU vote 'in 2016' and 'Panic Saturday' (BBC)

UN endorses peace process for Syria; no mention of Assad (Washington Post - Paywall)

Yazidi woman raped by ISIS thugs until she PASSED OUT pleads with UN to OBLITERATE jihadis (Daily Express)

South China Sea: US bomber angers Beijing with Spratly islands flypast (Guardian)

U.S. Bomber Flies Over Waters Claimed by China (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

U.N. approves a Syria peace process, but it doesn't address Assad's fate (Los Angeles Times)

President Obama holds year-end conference (CBS News)

Star Wars 'virgins' give their verdict (CNN)

ISIS overshadows Obama victory lap (CNN)

Iraq soldiers killed by friendly fire, U.S. military says (CBS News)

Why is China building islands? (CNN)

WATCH: Chilling moment evil ISIS fighters drag Yazidi girls away to make them sex slaves (Daily Star)

U.N. endorses Syria peace process, but no mention of Assad (CBS News)

China complains to US over B-52 flight (Financial Times - Paywall)

World Briefing: Iraq: Inquiry Into Airstrike by Coalition Fighting ISIS (New York Times - Paywall)

U.N. Security Council approves plan for Syrian peace process (Washington Post - Paywall)

WATCH: Harrowing moment ISIS fighters drag SCREAMING girls away to make them SEX SLAVES (Daily Express)

World Briefing: Brazil: Finance Minister Replaced (New York Times - Paywall)

World Briefing: Russia: Polish Journalist Expelled (New York Times - Paywall)

U.N. Unanimously Endorses Syria Peace Plan (Newsweek Magazine)

EU Moves to Extend Sanctions on Russia (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

ISIS Building Little Nests' in Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Warns (New York Times - Paywall)

At U.N., Turkey accuses Iraq of undermining Islamic State fight (Reuters)

Security warning as National Crime Agency website 'hacked' millions of times in two years (Daily Star)

President Obama on final year in office (CBS News)

US accuses Russia of TARGETING their jets as both sides scramble to OBLITERATE evil ISIS (Daily Express)

US claims Russia is targeting their jets as both sides race to wipe out evil ISIS (Daily Star)

Should you rent your Christmas tree? (BBC)

Hundreds of ISIS Jihadis SLAUGHTERED by hail of RAF bullets (Daily Star)

Security THREAT as National Crime Agency website 'hacked' MILLIONS of times in two years (Daily Express)

VIDEO: Christ Child fight-back against Santa (BBC)

TERROR ON THE STREETS: ISIS 'to unleash co-ordinated wave of ATTACKS on EUROPEAN CITIES' (Daily Express)

Heavy rain and floods to herald Christmas week (Daily Express)

Vladimir Putin vows to to do whatever is necessary to destroy evil ISIS jihadis (Daily Express)

US investigating airstrike that may have killed Iraqi soldiers (Guardian)

Christmas cards that shocked the web (BBC)

UN Security Council backs Syria peace bid (Financial Times - Paywall)

'Stop the Killing': U.N. Security Council OKs Syria Peace Plan (NBC News)

Chuck Hagel Says About-Face on Syria Hurt Obama's Credibility (New York Times - Paywall)

VIDEO: School attempts Christmas jumper record (BBC)

Diack says he asked Russia for money to fund Senegalese opposition - paper (Reuters)

Iran to Back Russia on Outline of Syria Deal (Newsweek Magazine)

Obama Says U.S. Systematically Emptying Guantanamo (Newsweek Magazine)

UN Security Council adopts Syria plan (BBC)

Sanders Campaign Files Suit Against DNC for Access to Voter Database (Time Magazine)

American leadership about more than 'just bombing somebody', Obama says (Guardian)

Obama Urges Turkey to Withdraw Troops From Iraq (Newsweek Magazine)

Report: The Beatles to Start Streaming on Christmas Eve (Time Magazine)

China Complains U.S. Bomber Flew Near Man-Made Island (Newsweek Magazine)

Exclusive - Iran to match stance with Russia in push for Syria deal (Reuters)

Martin Rowson on progress of Cameron's EU talks cartoon (Guardian)

Obama warns of Isis threat for some time' (Financial Times - Paywall)

Star Wars breaks opening night record (BBC)

Manhunt launched after woman killed in Essex (Daily Star)

Obama urges Americans remain vigilant against homegrown threats (Reuters)

UN adopts resolution endorsing peace process for Syria but making no mention of Assad's future (Washington Post - Paywall)

JoJo's New EP Is the Christmas Gift You Didn't Know You Needed (Time Magazine)

U.N. Agrees on Road Map for Peace in Syria (Time Magazine)

Insight - No sign of peace for Turkey's Kurds after Erdogan victory (Reuters)

World Briefing: Bombs at Bangladeshi Mosques Wound Naval Personnel, Police Say (New York Times - Paywall)

Obama hints that he may conclude he can close Guantanamo on his own (Los Angeles Times)

Obama Cuts Presser Short to See Star Wars, Stormtroopers Enter White House (Newsweek Magazine)

U.N. Security Council Approves Resolution on Syria Talks (New York Times - Paywall)

Hezbollah recruiting push comes amid deeper role in Syria (Washington Post - Paywall)

Yemen Cease-Fire Violation Jeopardizes Peace Talks (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

E.U. to Extend Sanctions Against Russia, but Divisions Show (New York Times - Paywall)

Yemen rebels halt peace talks in Switzerland, set conditions (Washington Post - Paywall)

Upbeat Obama Vows to Take Care of Unfinished Business (NBC News)

David Cameron vows deal over Britain's EU membership in months (Daily Star)

U.N. veto powers agree endorsement of Syria peace process (Reuters)

Obama Discusses Difficulty of Detecting Terrorism at Year-End Conference (New York Times - Paywall)

John McDonnell Increases Security After Death Threats (Huffington Post)

Israel: 2 Palestinians killed in attack on Israelis, clashes (Washington Post - Paywall)

Obama on monitoring terror suspects (CNN)

Company called ISIS changing its name after business plummets (Daily Star)

Special Report: Obama Delivers End of Year Remarks (NBC News)

Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia (New York Times - Paywall)

Iraqis repel most significant Islamic State attack in 7 months - U.S. military (Reuters)

Whistleblowing ex-Jihadi says ISIS 'planning coordinated ATTACKS in European cities' (Daily Star)

Obama Optimistic' About 2016 (Newsweek Magazine)

Yemen government forces capture northwestern city as peace talks go on (Reuters)

How Helping a Charity Could Cut Your Christmas Stress (Huffington Post)

Dogs Trust Rescues Smuggled Designer Puppies Destined To Be Sold As Christmas Presents (Huffington Post)

Sanders Campaign Files Lawsuit Against DNC (NBC News)

Russia sees court fight after Ukraine 'defaults' on $3 billion bond (Reuters)

Italy's Renzi blasts German policies at EU summit (Reuters)

Christmas Present - Sober (Huffington Post)

PM: UK will get new EU deal in 2016 (BBC)

Russian art sales plummet in UK (Financial Times - Paywall)

Christmas weather hell: Experts predict record winds, lashing rain and STORMS (Daily Star)

EU opposes UK migrant plan, Mother Teresa sainthood, Mourinho tastes defeat (Financial Times - Paywall)

Activists urge China to ban imports of Canadian seal products (Los Angeles Times)

World powers seek to cut ISIS finances at U.N. (CBS News)

EU leaders scramble to save a signature achievement: Passport-free travel (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. and Russia unite to target Islamic State's revenue sources (Los Angeles Times)

Pentagon to send more weapons to Kurds fighting Islamic State (Los Angeles Times)

China targets critics with "social credit score" (CBS News)

China tests "social credit score" system to crack down on critics (CBS News)

Putin: Russia supports U.S. draft resolution on Syria (CBS News)

Fleeing Syria: Grateful for his German hosts, a refugee worries for family still in Syria (Los Angeles Times)

Pentagon chief offers more U.S. firepower to help Iraq fight Islamic State (Los Angeles Times)

UN council backs Syria peace plan to end the country's civil war (Daily Mail)

What your Christmas tree decorations reveal about you (Daily Mail)

Panic Saturday Christmas present deals (Daily Mail)

Photographer Mark Taylor captures pets' Christmas dress-up with a santa hat (Daily Mail)

Ghafoor Hussain converts bus into kitchen to feed refugees this Christmas (Daily Mail)

Widower's heartbreaking Facebook Christmas Day appeal goes viral (Daily Mail)

Fascinating vintage pictures show Cunard Christmas celebrations in the 50s and 60s (Daily Mail)

Which supermarkets should you buy Christmas lunch from? (Daily Mail)

UK weather: Six days before Christmas and the heatwave continues, as millions face travel chaos on busiest day of the Great Getaway (Daily Mail)

Zoe Ball makes grovelling crisis call to husband Fatboy Slim after drunken kiss with boyband singer at Christmas drinks - as 22-year-old says sorry to the DJ (Daily Mail)

One Christmas tree per person, catapults in the hold and leave the roasted chestnuts behind: MailOnline reveals the rules for bringing festive treats back on the plane (Daily Mail)

First World War Christmas cards give a glimpse of life on the front (Daily Mail)

Britain wakes up after year's biggest Christmas parties night out (Daily Mail)

Last-minute Christmas shoppers flood high streets as big stores start sales early (Daily Mail)

Zoe Ball's Christmas kisser Tay Starhz reveals he's bisexual but 'loves snogging women' (Daily Mail)

Elderly women trampled, shops rammed and queues stretching down the road: Chaos as nearly 13MILLION last-minute Christmas shoppers flood the high streets on Panic Saturday (Daily Mail)

Royals at the races: Sophie and Edward are all smiles as they take their children on a Christmas day out to Ascot racecourse (Daily Mail)

Barack Obama FINALLY refers to terror group as ISIS and says 'we're gonna defeat' them (Daily Mail)

Yazidi woman begs UN Security Council to wipe out ISIS (Daily Mail)

Video released by Yazidi group shows families scream as ISIS gunmen surround them (Daily Mail)

Beijing issues second pollution red alert as China braces for a new wave of smog (Daily Mail)

China complains US military plane flew within 12 miles South China Sea artificial islands (Daily Mail)

Miss World contestants strut their stuff on stage in the final dress rehearsal (Daily Mail)

What REALLY goes on behind the scenes at the Miss World finals 2015 (Daily Mail)

The scariest ski slopes in the world revealed (Daily Mail)

Spanish graduate defeats 113 women to take home the Miss World crown (Daily Mail)

Disney's Star Wars 7 smashes UK and Ireland box office record (Daily Mail)

Daniel Craig may have had a secret Star Wars: The Force Awakens cameo (Daily Mail)

Michael Sam tweets Star Wars 7 spoiler sparking Twitter outrage (Daily Mail)

Stormtroopers raid the White House as Star Wars 7 expects to make $200m this weekend (Daily Mail)

'Oh she's having the baby!' Hear the dramatic 911 call from crying NBA star Iman Shumpert as he delivers his fiancée's baby and uses his headphones to tie off the umbilical cord (Daily Mail)

Harrison Ford nets £23m from Star Wars (that's 76 times more than newcomer Daisy Ridley) (Daily Mail)

The rise of the armoured SUPER speed camera: Futuristic 'Enforcement Trailer' that captures traffic on both sides of the road could be heading to the UK (Daily Mail)

Hampshire district retains the top spot in the 50 best places to live in the UK (Daily Mail)

Number of foreigners living in the UK tops five million (Daily Mail)

Half of all UK wealth is in the hands of the country's richest 10 per cent (Daily Mail)

The £100m ghost camp for refugees that YOU pay for: Built with UK foreign aid billions for 130,000 fleeing war in Syria, but so grim only 15,000 stay (Daily Mail)

Head of student Islamic Society Muhammed Patel quits over anti-gay tweets (Daily Mail)

David Cameron aims for June EU referendum after European leaders hammered him (Daily Mail)

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: End this EU charade and lift gag on ministers (Daily Mail)

David Cameron admits defeat on the EU and is set to back staying in during July referendum (Daily Mail)

Briton Unais Gomes killed by Canadian Joshua Andrew Freeman Stevens in Peru (Daily Mail)

Marta Galikowska who killed her daughters had cancer and suicidal thoughts (Daily Mail)

Alert over flesh-eating Alabama Rot disease that's killed four dogs in Britain since October (Daily Mail)

Wolfowitz May Not Survive World Bank Scandal Involving Girlfriend's Promotion, Pay Hike (Fox News)

Wolfowitz vs. the World Bank Board: It's Trench Warfare (Fox News)