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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says Trump's phone conversation with Putin is 'normal thing'

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says Trump's phone conversation with Putin is 'normal thing'

    In a first concrete step a day after the anniversary of the deadly Paris attacks in which 130 people died previous year, the ministers signed off on a sprawling new security and defense plan. Trump's exact plans are vague, though, and renegotiating a deal Iran and other partners are happy with would be hard. At informal dinner talks in Brussels, well away from the media, the ministers will debate how many of Trump's campaign announcements - like isolationist positions on security, his ...

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  • India welcomes Rivlin with open arms

    India welcomes Rivlin with open arms

    Recognizing terrorism is a global challenge which knows no boundaries, the Prime Minister said, he and President Rivlin agreed that the worldwide community must act with a resolve and determination against terror networks and the states that harbour them.

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  • Colombian government, FARC guerrillas agree to second peace deal

    In a statement, Secretary Kerry touts the deal's renewed merits, saying it benefitted from "many hours of discussion between supporters and critics of the original Peace Accords". What Mr. Santos has wanted to avoid is that the implementation of the deal run up against the political campaigning expected at the end of 2017, when candidates running for Congress and the presidency start looking for political banners, one of which could be an anti-FARC plank.

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  • India, Japan ink controversial nuclear deal to import atomic technology

    India, Japan ink controversial nuclear deal to import atomic technology

    The nuclear pact, though limited to peaceful commercial use, is controversial because India has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. According to the 2008 India US agreement, in case either of the two countries terminates the agreement, the country that terminates the pact will have to give a year's written notice to the other.

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  • Sting to reopen Bataclan hall 1 year after Paris attacks

    Sting to reopen Bataclan hall 1 year after Paris attacks

    I think they are nervous but I think it's important for them to be here", she said. I mean, this man is just sick. "I want peace in the world", she said. "I think it was the ideal song". "It's very emotional, as I keep getting flashbacks of that night", Aurélien Perrin, 25, told The Associated Press .

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  • Meet The First Somali-American Muslim Woman Legislator In The US

    Meet The First Somali-American Muslim Woman Legislator In The US

    Ilhan Omar , 33, won handily Tuesday according the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. This year has been an fantastic one for women of color across all industries and several inspiring women made political history on Tuesday as they were elected to prominent positions of leadership within their respective states.

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  • Egypt Protest Calls Largely Unheeded

    Egypt Protest Calls Largely Unheeded

    Although the protest calls had not gained the support of political parties or many activist movements, there were minor gatherings of pro-Muslim Brotherhood groups across the country. Unlicensed protests had been banned in Egypt after the military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi in 2013 and launched a crackdown on his followers.

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  • Mosul civilians shot, killed, hung from power poles by Islamic

    The Iraqi government should warn civilian populations of the use of chemical weapons, bar civilians from contaminated areas, and provide treatment or medical surveillance for victims, Human Rights Watch said. Witnesses said that one such device was detonated as Iraqi forces approached, destroying seven houses. Chemical weapons are also being used by the Islamic extremist group on civillians.

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  • Hamas Calls on Trump to Reconsider US Policy Toward Palestine

    Hinting at the rhetoric for which Trump became infamous, Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni said she hopes that the president-elect keeps the promises he made in his victory speech - "and not those he made during his campaign". embassy to Jerusalem . It added the Israeli officials called for "direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority" and said "any other initiative only pushes the region further away from this process".

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  • Repealing Obamacare is at the top of Trump's list

    Repealing Obamacare is at the top of Trump's list

    Since Obamacare was enacted in 2010, Republicans have sought to repeal the act. The dust is nowhere near settling on how a Trump presidency will handle the Affordable Care Act, which the president-elect harshly criticized during the campaign.

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  • British banker found guilty in Hong Kong double murder trial

    British banker found guilty in Hong Kong double murder trial

    In a grusome case that shocked the Chinese financial hub, prosecutors said Jutting was using cocaine while he tortured Sumarti for three days and then slit her throat. The defence has said Jutting was under huge stress from his banking job, prompting him to binge on cocaine and alcohol and culminating in the killings a year after he moved to Hong Kong .

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  • 'Afghan Girl' rejects offer to suspend deportation from Pakistan

    'Afghan Girl' rejects offer to suspend deportation from Pakistan

    Her deportation was expected on Monday. An Afghan consulate official said that a 110,000 Pakistani rupee (S$1,452) fine also imposed on Ms Gula had already been paid. Photographer Steve McCurry photographed her as a young girl living in the largest refugee camp in Pakistan, where nearly three million Afghans sought shelter in the wake of the 1979 invasion by the Soviet Union.

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  • Scotland seeks to block Brexit talks without its approval

    Scotland seeks to block Brexit talks without its approval

    Davis said the government would seek in December to overturn the ruling in the country's Supreme Court, where a speedy decision is expected. The intervention by the Scottish Government hinges on the issue of whether a legislative consent motion needs to be passed by the Scottish Parliament before Article 50 can be triggered.

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  • China's new cybersecurity law draws criticism from tech companies and rights groups

    China's new cybersecurity law draws criticism from tech companies and rights groups

    The law, which passed more than a year after a first draft was issued publicly, generally re-affirms the state's commitment to controlling what technology is used within China's borders and how it can collect information. The law also makes censorship a matter of cybersecurity, threatening to punish companies that allow unapproved information to circulate online. Global business groups are anxious the new cybersecurity law , which mandates "a clear principle of sovereignty in ...

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  • Kerala govt changes stand, says all women be allowed in Sabarimala temple

    Kerala govt changes stand, says all women be allowed in Sabarimala temple

    Last year, when the chief of the Sabarimala Devasom Board Prayar Gopalakrishnan, said: "women will be allowed into the temple the day the machine is invented to detect if they are menstruating". On 2007, the LDF government was in favor of allowing the women into the temple. The court is considering referring the case to a larger constitution bench at the behest of the Travancore Devaswom Board that runs Sabarimala temple.

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  • Syria Kurds announce start of campaign to retake Raqqa

    Syria Kurds announce start of campaign to retake Raqqa

    A USA -backed alliance of Syrian armed groups said on Sunday it had launched an operation to retake the northern city of Raqqa, the de-facto capital of Islamic State in Syria. "Our hope is that the Turkish state will not interfere in the internal affairs of Syria", said an unidentified SDF official at Sunday's press conference.

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  • Syrian forces announce 'the Battle for Raqqa' has started

    Syrian forces announce 'the Battle for Raqqa' has started

    The US-led coalition battling IS is backing both assaults, hoping to deal a knockout blow to the self-styled "caliphate" the group declared in mid-2014. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of local activists, blamed government forces for the strike. It reported strong activity by USA -led coalition warplanes and airstrikes that struck IS positions.

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  • Katy Perry takes stage in support of 'Hilly C'

    Katy Perry takes stage in support of 'Hilly C'

    Perry was one of several public figures who appeared at the Clinton rally in Philadelphia on Saturday, joining New Jersey Sen. On Friday night, Clinton was on stage with rapper Jay Z and his superstar wife Beyoncé in Cleveland, Ohio. "I really believe you will decide this election", Clinton told those on the line. Sanders, whose failed bid for the White House was largely propelled by young voters, described the election as one "of enormous consequence" that would alter "which direction ...

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  • Tim Kaine Plays the Harmonica With Jon Bon Jovi at Florida Rally

    Tim Kaine Plays the Harmonica With Jon Bon Jovi at Florida Rally

    This election is far too important to vote for a protest candidate or to entrust the future of the United States to anyone except the team of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. Members of the public interested in attending these events can RSVP here for the Fairfax County rally in Northern Virginia and RSVP here for Richmond.

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  • Syria monitor: 74 killed in 8 days of rebel Aleppo offensive

    Syria monitor: 74 killed in 8 days of rebel Aleppo offensive

    Eastern Aleppo is the last major area held by rebels in Syria. The activist-run Local Coordination Committees elsewhere reported that airstrikes on the village of Miznaz, southwest of Aleppo , had killed nine civilians. Airstrikes also hit the western town of Atareb, about 24 kilometers (15 miles) from the city of Aleppo , killing at least three children, according to the activist site Aleppo Today TV and the Revolutionary Forces of Syria.

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  • Marks & Spencer 'to close high street shops'

    Marks & Spencer 'to close high street shops'

    Retailer Marks & Spencer is reportedly planning to shut dozens of its high street stores and phase out clothing sales at selected shops as part of a major overhaul. Shares in M&S have fallen 23 percent this year, hammered by the May profit warning and fears a drop in sterling after Britain's vote to leave the European Union will increase sourcing costs.

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  • Pakistani court rejects bail request of National Geographic's 'Afghan girl'

    Pakistani court rejects bail request of National Geographic's 'Afghan girl'

    On the other hand, Gulla's arrest comes among new Pakistani pressure to send 2.5million Afghan refugees to their homeland, despite offensives by Taliban revolutionaries that kill and injure thousand of each year. They said the government had asked Afghan nationals to return Pakistani CNICs as they would not be charged for that. The lawyer claimed that Sharbat Gula, who has been in Central Prison, Peshawar now already had made up her mind to go back to Afghanistan and she had to surrender ...

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  • One dead after stabbing at BC school

    One dead after stabbing at BC school

    The school will be closed tomorrow and counselling will be made available to students. One person was arrested after a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary around 2 p.m. Rich said classes were in session at the time of the assault, and he didn't know exactly where inside the school the two girls were attacked or whether they were together at the time, but they "weren't a long distance apart from each other".

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