• More than 400 USA troops leaving Syria: coalition

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    On November 12, Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates criticized the so-called human rights advocates for turning a blind eye to the atrocities the US-led coalition is perpetrating in Raqqah and Deir ez-Zor. The coalition also says that it classified 55 reports to be "non-credible" in October, meaning that it has found "at this time there is insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties".
  • Russian Federation rejects USA call to cut ties with North Korea

    Russian Federation rejects USA call to cut ties with North Korea

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    The Trump administration vowed to slap additional sanctions on North Korea after the reclusive country test-launched its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) yet, with a range capable of striking Washington, DC. "Americans must first of all explain to us what they are trying to achieve", Lavrov added. "Let them say it directly. then we can take a decision about how to react", said Lavrov.
  • Tillerson to be pushed out as Secretary of State

    Tillerson to be pushed out as Secretary of State

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    Pompeo would be replaced at the Central Intelligence Agency by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), according to the officials who insisted on anonymity before decisions are announced. The timeline for implementing it, they write, would be "around the end of the year or shortly afterward". The two have also often been at odds over North Korea .
  • Hurricane Season 2017 Ends Thursday as Costliest to Date

    Hurricane Season 2017 Ends Thursday as Costliest to Date

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    November 30 marks the end of Hurricane season-and, thankfully, this year's is going out with a whimper-with nary a tropical depression in sight. As seen in the chart below, the one area where experts were far off the mark was in the number of major hurricanes that formed.
  • Muslim Population in Europe Projected to Grow, Migration or Not

    Muslim Population in Europe Projected to Grow, Migration or Not

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    A major conclusion is that even if all migration into Europe were to stop ("zero" migration scenario), the continent's Muslim population would likely rise from the current level of 4.9 percent to 7.4 percent by 2050 - because on average Muslims are younger and have higher fertility than other Europeans.
  • Army Veteran Says Al Franken Groped Her in 2003

    Army Veteran Says Al Franken Groped Her in 2003

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    With four separate women accusing Al Franken (D-MN) of groping them, the defiant US senator went underground for the long weekend only to sit down for two disastrous interviews Monday morning. "I did not process it in those split seconds", she said. "He never moved his hand", she said. "I can't say that it hasn't happened". Al Franken of sexual misconduct.
  • Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settlers in Nablus

    Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settlers in Nablus

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    Spokesperson's Unit said that in response, one of the armed escorts took out a handgun and opened fire, killing the 48-year old Palestinian man who, according to the volunteer human rights organization Yesh Din, was working on farmland at the time of the clash.
  • A Third Candidate Announces Intention to Run For the 2018 Presidential Elections

    A Third Candidate Announces Intention to Run For the 2018 Presidential Elections

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    While thanking the UAE for hosting him, Shafiq said "I reject this interference in the internal affairs of my country". The UAE, Shafiq's current country of residence and a close ally of Egypt's, was quick to dismiss the claims. Shafiq, 76, briefly served as prime minister under autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down in early 2011 following 18 days of popular demonstrations against his regime.
  • Drone attack in Kurram Agency kills three

    Drone attack in Kurram Agency kills three

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    Asked if Pakistan would act against Taliban leaders who have allegedly lived for years in the southwestern city of Quetta, Abbasi said, "We will act against them if they really exist". Nicholson said the United States also seeks to put more pressure on Pakistan to take solid action against the terrorists' hideouts and safe havens.
  • American Gods showrunners exit series

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    American Gods: Season 2 was expected to premiere in 2018 on Starz, though it's unknown if that's still in the cards. There's a narrator who never is introduced, a series of gods who do not take the trouble to introduce themselves, and a sense of electric possibility in a landscape that is otherwise tiresome beyond belief.
  • Everything about Kirron Kher's Controversial Statement On Chandigarh Gangrape

    Everything about Kirron Kher's Controversial Statement On Chandigarh Gangrape

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    Instead, she should say how she is going to make Chandigarh a safer place for women. A report in The Indian Express also quotes Kirron Kher sharing her own experience of travelling in a public transport. "I am saying this to protect girls", Ms Kher said on Wednesday in a statement that critics saw as unsolicited advice to a rape survivor. Three men who were in the auto raped her and later dumped her in Sector 53.
  • Q2 Weather: Showers possible, wind likely, and temperatures consistent

    Q2 Weather: Showers possible, wind likely, and temperatures consistent

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    Temperatures will top out in the upper 60's with mostly sunny skies and winds out of the northwest, pulling in some drier air. We get quite cold Friday night, but temperatures stay seasonable over the weekend with highs in the 40s. Highs on Wednesday are only in the 60s. However, a big change in our weather pattern is looking likely late next week with much cooler weather heading our way.
  • Mirabai Chanu Becomes 1st Indian To Win Gold In Over 2 Decades

    Mirabai Chanu Becomes 1st Indian To Win Gold In Over 2 Decades

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    She is the first Indian in over two decades to claim gold at the World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, USA , effectively bouncing back from her Rio disappointment. This is an indeed a new record set by Saikhom Mirabai Chanu not only for being a woman, rather being an Indian on the global level. Mirabai has been widely seen as a successor to Malleswari , who won a bronze medal for India at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
  • Aadhaar to be big weapon against benami properties: PM Modi

    Aadhaar to be big weapon against benami properties: PM Modi

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    In every corner of the country people are fighting with the system. "We aim to provide a corruption-free, citizen friendly ecosystem", said the prime minister. Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , who was also present at the summit, said India has standardised itself for a 7-8 per cent growth rate on the back of improving macroeconomic fundamentals.
  • Hamas and Fatah hold urgent talks as Gaza deadline looms

    Hamas and Fatah hold urgent talks as Gaza deadline looms

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    The Palestinian group Hamas said Wednesday that Israel's barring of Swiss officials from entering the blockaded Gaza Strip from Israeli territory is "inhumane". The deal bridges a bitter gulf between the Western-backed mainstream Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas, an Islamist movement designated as a terrorist group by Western countries and Israel.
  • RK Nagar bypoll: AIADMK fields E. Madhusudhanan

    RK Nagar bypoll: AIADMK fields E. Madhusudhanan

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    Chennai: The TTV Dhinakaran camp today officially announced that the ousted AIADMK leader will contest the December 21 Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) bypoll. He was later arrested on charges of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to get back the Two Leaves symbol that was frozen after OPS faction filed a petition.
  • Revere Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Boston After Police Chase

    Revere Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Boston After Police Chase

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    State and local police officers swarmed an area near Boston's Nashua Street Jail in pursuit of the suspect, who left his auto a short distance away with the windshield wipers running. A bank robbery suspect is taken into custody near TD Garden. "It was a great team effort by all involved agencies that resulted in this quick apprehension".
  • 'De Castro testimony reinforced complaint against Chief Justice'

    'De Castro testimony reinforced complaint against Chief Justice'

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    Before the committee adjourned yesterday, Umali discussed the guidelines with his colleagues Vicente Veloso of Leyte, a former Court of Appeals justice; Henry Oaminal of Misamis Occidental and Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia, among others. By reviving the Regional Court Administration Office (RCAO) in region 7, which she termed as Judiciary Decentralized Office (JDO) 7, Sereno allegedly "transgressed" the authority of the court en banc, which is constitutionally vested with the administrative ...