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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the 13th Asia Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting in Naypyitaw on Monday. While State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said last month that the USA was assessing economic options available to target individuals associated with any atrocities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on a visit to Myanmar last week that the introduction of broad-based economic sanctions at this time wouldn't help resolve the crisis .
  • Collins Demands Two Bills To Balance Out Tax Bill's Mandate Repeal Damage

    Collins Demands Two Bills To Balance Out Tax Bill's Mandate Repeal Damage

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    Mulvaney's comments came as party leaders race to try to get a tax bill to Trump's desk by year's end. Some Republican senators have expressed concern about the plan. Last week, Sen. Ron Johnson (R) of Wisconsin became the first Republican to declare opposition, saying the plan wouldn't cut business taxes enough for partnerships and corporations.
  • Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurd referendum unconstitutional

    Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurd referendum unconstitutional

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    The Iraqi government responded to the Kurdish independence referendum by seizing the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and other territory disputed between the Kurds and the central government. "The Supreme Federal Court reached verdict without attendance of representatives from the Kurdistan Region", Barzani said in a press conference. "If Baghdad and the worldwide community want to commit to Iraq's integrity, then the Iraqi constitution must be applied", he said.
  • India Cancels $500M Arms Deal with Israel's Rafael

    India Cancels $500M Arms Deal with Israel's Rafael

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    Indian media report the country's defense ministry has canceled a $500 million deal with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to purchase Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). "It won't also need any transfer of technology", sources said, according to The Indian Express . The decision to retract the deal could be a setback to the modernization of the Indian army .
  • Temple in Ayodhya, mosque in Lucknow: Shia Waqf board

    Temple in Ayodhya, mosque in Lucknow: Shia Waqf board

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    In August 2017, the Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh had told the apex court that a mosque could be built in a Muslim-dominated area at a reasonable distance from the disputed site in Ayodhya. The Sunni Waqf Board had earlier said that it will accept whatever is the decision of the Supreme Court. The application said that even in Islamic countries, mosques have been removed.
  • Alabama pastor: I'd back Moore even if sexual assault allegations were true

    Alabama pastor: I'd back Moore even if sexual assault allegations were true

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    Moore has denied the allegations and resisted calls for him to end his campaign. "I feel like a weight has been lifted", Corfman told NBC's TODAY Show on Monday in her first television appearance. "But they're going to have to make that decision", Blunt said. If anything, she said, she has lost money, because she's not working now. Still, Short said Trump also had questions about allegations that were "38 years old" and virtually unprovable.
  • Lebanon FM refuses to attend Arab summit on Iran

    Lebanon FM refuses to attend Arab summit on Iran

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    Who was and was not there? Two weeks after the mysterious disappearance of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, his fate, and the fate of the suddenly fragile government, were still unknown. He said it can be no coincidence that Mr.al-Hariri resigned - or was forced to resign - on the same weekend that Saudi Arabia revealed a sweeping anti-corruption drive that came with the arrest or detention of more than 200 princes, businessmen and technocrats.
  • Why does the President pardon the turkey?

    Why does the President pardon the turkey?

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    While they wait for the much-anticipated ceremony, the yet-unnamed turkeys are enjoying a lavish stay at Washington, D.C.'s Willard InterContinental Hotel , the Washington Examiner reports. Some versions of the history of the turkey pardon go back to 1863 during Abraham Lincoln's presidency. The suite was paid for and "turkey-proofed" by the National Turkey Federation, which is charged with the task of providing turkeys to the White House every year.
  • Dead, 15 Feared Trapped As Fire Breaks Out In Punjab Plastic Factory

    Dead, 15 Feared Trapped As Fire Breaks Out In Punjab Plastic Factory

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    Rescue workers from India's National Disaster Response Force are sifting through debris in an attempt to find survivors and bodies. At least 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. The reason behind the fire is yet to be known. Later, Police Commissioner RN Dhoke told local media he had been identified as one of those who had died.
  • Alex Ekwueme dies in London

    Alex Ekwueme dies in London

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    I have lost a mentor. "This is a big loss on all fronts", was quoted as saying in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr James Eze. "I am personally saddened because I know him personally; he was a great man". The former vice-president had been on admission at the Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital Enugu, after collapsing in his residence. We pray that the Almighty God will give his wife her excellency Mrs Beautrice Ekwueme and the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss.
  • Gas prices on the slide again

    Gas prices on the slide again

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    Both the Minnesota and national averages were significantly higher than at this point past year, when they were $1.96 and $2.14 per gallon respectively. AAA says 50.9 million Americans are expected to travel for this Thanksgiving, 1.6 million more people than past year. After that though, and leading into the start of the week it's expected to be clear or partly cloudy at night and sunny during the day with high temperatures ranging from the 30s to 40s and temperatures at night expected to ...
  • Former Republican Senator pleads guilty to child sex trafficking

    Former Republican Senator pleads guilty to child sex trafficking

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    U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti will sentence Shortey next year. He remains married to his high school sweetheart, his defense attorney said. The couple have four daughters. Shortey, who was first elected in 2012 resigned in March following an investigation which started with the local police before the FBI started probing.
  • 'Padmavati' row: Nobody has right to distort history, says Punjab CM

    'Padmavati' row: Nobody has right to distort history, says Punjab CM

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    Taking the controversy to a new low, a Karni Sena leader has threatened to chop off actor Deepika Padukone's nose as the latter reacted sharply to the ongoing controversy centred on the film recently. The CM has agreed with the same saying that they won't be allowing the release of Bhansali's magnum opus in MP. Not only in MP, Captain Amarinder Singh has also expressed not wanting Padmavati release in Punjab.
  • Suspected of graft, Indonesian parliament speaker put under guard in hospital

    Suspected of graft, Indonesian parliament speaker put under guard in hospital

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    Novanto is being treated at the RSCM hospital following his transfer from the Medika Permata Hijau hospital, where he was initially treated after a auto incident Thursday night in South Jakarta. . Novanto, who is also the chairman of the Golkar Party, was named as a suspect in graft case earlier this month that is believed to have amounted to $170 billion in state losses.
  • Malcolm Turnbull delays Parliament amid banking commission push

    Malcolm Turnbull delays Parliament amid banking commission push

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    But Treasurer Scott Morrison and Resources Minister Matt Canavan are demanding the religious protections be included into the marriage bill being debated. "There should be no excuses, no delays and no watering down of the current anti-discrimination laws on marriage equality", Mr Shorten told reporters in Melbourne today.
  • Michigan State forward Miles Bridges listed as

    Michigan State forward Miles Bridges listed as "day-to-day" with ankle injury

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    He was fouled with 8:32 left in the game and was later holding his right ankle on the bench. Bridges then limped off the floor and eventually returned to the locker room for further evaluation. Michigan State will open the PK80 in Portland, Oregon, a celebration for Nike founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday, with a matchup against DePaul on Thursday.
  • Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 17 years after Priyanka Chopra

    Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 17 years after Priyanka Chopra

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    BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: "look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!" India now shares the most number of Miss World titles won by a single country along with Venezuela (six Miss World titles). In her response to her final question, said, Cyber-bullying is one of the major problems in the world today and it should be ended. "We need to learn to be more tolerant towards light-hearted humour", he tweeted.
  • Cold air moves in overnight; Mostly sunny skies for Monday

    Cold air moves in overnight; Mostly sunny skies for Monday

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    Conditions look great for a busy travel day on Wednesday . Another chilly morning for most areas. Highs will probably run around 10 degrees below average. A sunny Friday should also make for a pleasant day for Black Friday shoppers. Low: 42. High: 69. Skies will be mostly sunny. Low: 48. High: 73. Breezy, with a south wind 18 to 23 miles per hour.
  • Was Mugabe's speech changed at the last minute?

    Was Mugabe's speech changed at the last minute?

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    Grace Mugabe was expelled from the ZANU-PF ranks. The secretary-general of Zimbabwe's War Veterans Association, Victor Matemadanda, called on those at an anti-Mugabe rally to march on Mugabe's residence, and live television footage showed hundreds of protesters marching in that direction.
  • Fair teaches how to save Hindu girls from 'love jihad'

    Fair teaches how to save Hindu girls from 'love jihad'

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    A controversial booklet and a pamphlet warning Hindu girls of "love jihad" were allegedly distributed at a stall in an ongoing Hindu spiritual and service fair here, prompting the police to order an inquiry. Another chapter gives instructions on how to save your daughter/sister from Love Jihad. According to sources, education minister Vasudev Devnani had asked to issue the order for sending students to the fair.