• Nepal bans solo climbing on Mount Everest

    Nepal bans solo climbing on Mount Everest

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    At least 265 people have died on Mount Everest since 1922, and the previous year without any fatalities was 1977. According to the report, the first double amputee to reach the top of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak in 2006 was New Zealander Mark Inglis, who lost both his legs to frostbite.
  • UNESCO head 'deeply regrets' Israeli plan to leave agency

    UNESCO head 'deeply regrets' Israeli plan to leave agency

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    Israel said in October that it would pull out of Paris-based UNESCO after the United States said it was withdrawing due to alleged "anti-Israel bias". Azoulay agreed to view the email notice as official, so that "Israel, which has done every effort to complete the pullout alongside the United States, may not find itself still a member of this unfortunate organisation, which has been hijacked by the Arab states and Islam", Shama-Hacohen is quoted as saying.
  • Two mass graves of IS victims found in Raqqa

    Two mass graves of IS victims found in Raqqa

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    The general objective forces can do a lot of the kind of work that you see going on and, in fact, are now". But with fewer than 1,000 IS fighters thought to be in areas under SDF control, U.S. "They are practically Islamic State". Nonetheless, ISIS still poses a threat as it can continue to use social media to recruit followers that want to do harm, according to Mattis.
  • Two security officers killed at Arizona Charlie's

    Two security officers killed at Arizona Charlie's

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    The suspect fled the scene, but was located soon afterwards at a nearby home. At a briefing about 10 a.m., police said they had no motive for the shooting. The shooting comes as law enforcement officers are preparing for tens of thousands of New Year's Eve revelers on the Strip and three months after a mass shooting that killed 58 people.
  • Gunman kills 11 in attacks on Coptic church,…

    Gunman kills 11 in attacks on Coptic church,…

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    The police had said it shot dead the terrorist before he could break into the church. After the fact, El Sisi gave orders to the Defense and Interior ministries to eradicate terrorist activity in Sinai with the use of full force within three months, which has remained constant since 2013.
  • Israel notifies UNESCO of its withdrawal

    Israel notifies UNESCO of its withdrawal

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    Israel also suspended its funding at that time. Their withdrawals followed two Arab-sponsored resolutions that were adopted by the Paris-based Unesco this year which were critical of Israel. Israel previously said it meant to leave the Paris-based agency, citing "systematic attacks on the Jewish state". "A Member of UNESCO since 1949, Israel has a rightful place inside the United Nations agency that is dedicated to education, culture and science", she said.
  • Pakistan army, Nawaz Sharif likely to reach political deal

    Pakistan army, Nawaz Sharif likely to reach political deal

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    Nawaz Sharif is expected to meet Turkish premier and Saudi Arabia's top brass. Backdoor diplomacy initiated by Saudi Arabia and the UAE may help ease tensions between Pakistan's military and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif with a possibility of a political deal on the horizon, according to sources in political circles.
  • Afghan condemns Pak's 'inhuman' treatment of Jadhav's family

    Afghan condemns Pak's 'inhuman' treatment of Jadhav's family

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    The meeting was the first between Jadhav and his family since he was arrested by Pakistan in March 2016 after allegedly entering the country from Iran. "As the meeting progressed, it was clear to them that his (Jadhav's) remarks were tutored by his captors and created to perpetuate the false narrative of his alleged activities".
  • Don't give up on Nigeria, your dreams, Oyintiloye urges youths — George Weah

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    Rather, he encouraged youths to learn the spirit of persistence as seen in the life of Liberia's president-elect, George Weah . "Those chosen to serve will and must be dedicated to the ideas of grassroots social transformation". He is calling on investors to consider the struggling nation, saying it's open for business, and calling on Liberians overseas to return home. The final counting shows Weah polled a total of 722,185 votes representing 61.5 per cent, to defeat incumbent Vice ...
  • Turkey, Russia sign deal on supply of S-400 missiles

    Turkey, Russia sign deal on supply of S-400 missiles

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    Supplies of these systems are expected to begin within two years. On November 2, Director General of Russia's Rostec corporation Sergei Chemezon told TASS that the contract with Turkey on the sales of S-400 Triumf systems exceeded two billion United States dollars.
  • Penserra Capital Management LLC Takes $528000 Position in McDonald's Co. (MCD)

    Penserra Capital Management LLC Takes $528000 Position in McDonald's Co. (MCD)

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    First Mercantile Company owns 2,855 shares. The institutional investor held 185,200 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.48M, down from 211,230 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prudential Financial holds 1.26 million shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Thompson Davis Com, Virginia-based fund reported 4,708 shares. MCD has been the topic of several analyst reports.
  • Manchester city centre apartment block fire

    Manchester city centre apartment block fire

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    One witness describing the blaze, pictured, said: "It looks like a very big fire". People in the area are being advised to keep doors and windows shut. And in a later update they added: "The fire had spread to multiple floors but we have things well under control here". Greater Manchester Police are on the scene and have closed roads around the apartment block, close to Afflecks Palace indoor market, as fire crew battle the flames.
  • Boy, 3, Playing With Stove Caused Deadly New York Fire, Officials Say

    Boy, 3, Playing With Stove Caused Deadly New York Fire, Officials Say

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    D&E Equities said through spokesman Ronn Torossian that it is communicating with the city about the Thursday fire in the Bronx. The father said his son was staying in an apartment with friends. The father lives next door to the now non-existent building. Twelve people, including four children, were killed in the Bronx apartment building fire Thursday night.
  • Iran arrests demonstrators in 2nd day of anti-regime protests

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    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's response to the protests has been uncharacteristically subdued, leading some to sense weakness or cowardice in the face of public demands for accountable government. Official inflation has crept up to 10 per cent again. Egg prices have doubled since last week due to the government's culling of millions of chickens diagnosed with avian flu, government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht told reporters on Tuesday.
  • Trust Investment Advisors Sells 2100 Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

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    Carlton Hofferkamp & Jenks Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in United Parcel Service B for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $102.68 billion market cap company. Therefore 40% are positive. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on United Parcel Service from $115.00 to $128.00 and gave the company a "market perform" rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th.
  • Daughter of Eric Garner dead at 27 following heart attack

    Daughter of Eric Garner dead at 27 following heart attack

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    Eric Garner and his wife Esaw. She "suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest", a family member wrote on Erica Garner's verified Twitter page on Wednesday. The mother of two was a prominent, fiery voice of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as in national and local politics, largely for her tireless pursuit of accountability and justice for police violence victims.