• In Shift, Trump Says Humans May Be Causing Global Warming

    In Shift, Trump Says Humans May Be Causing Global Warming

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    Journalists are trying to encourage Trump to hold an open news conference, which has been traditional for presidents-elect shortly after their victories. The newspaper denied the charge and said Trump's aides tried to change the rules. Whether some of the warming trends were human-induced, he said "there is some connectivity ".
  • 244 killed in week of attacks in Syria's Aleppo

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    The head of Iran's veterans' affairs office said Tuesday that more than 1,000 combatants sent from Iran to fight in support of President Bashar al-Assad have been killed in the conflict. Rebels outside the city have launched two unsuccessful offensives to break the government's siege and have shelled the government-held western districts.
  • Baghdad under pressure to investigate executions by Iraqi forces around Mosul

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    According to the plans, antiterrorist troops are meant to keep advancing north up the western bank of the Tigris River. Iraqi forces also discovered this week a mass grave of hundreds of dead bodies in Hammam al-Alil in the wake of the Iraqi military gaining territory in their campaign to recapture Mosul from ISIS control and liberate cities along the way, BBC News reported .
  • USA close to accepting 100s of Australia's refugees

    USA close to accepting 100s of Australia's refugees

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    Mr Trump took an anti-Muslim immigration stance during the USA election campaign. Anyone who comes to those regional processing centres in the future will not be eligible for this deal. "The arrangements with the United States will offer the opportunity for refugees, both on Nauru and Manus, to be resettled", Turnbull said, adding that, "It is a one-off agreement and will not be repeated".
  • S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president

    S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president

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    Park's lawyer, Yoo Yeong-ha, a former member of the government's National Human Rights Commission, will discuss arrangements with prosecutors for their questioning, the presidential Blue House said in a statement. Park's presidency has been rocked by allegations that a personal friend used her ties to meddle in state affairs and wield improper influence. Among potential presidential candidates, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has seen his popularity wane, according to opinion ...
  • Demonetisation: Narendra Modi comes to rescue of prospective bride in Varanasi

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    Particularly, the questionable observation of Supreme Court that the demonetization may create riot like conditions, if adequate currency would not be rushed all over India, should also be kept in view by the government. Parliament Affairs Minister Anant Kumar said the government is ready for a debate but only under Rule 193 which states that a notice in writing should be given to the Secretary General specifying clearly the reasons for discussions accompanied by an explanatory note stating ...
  • Kellyanne Conway denies any trouble in the Trump transition team

    Kellyanne Conway denies any trouble in the Trump transition team

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    The official was not authorized to discuss the offer publicly and insisted on anonymity. Trump's team sought to tamp down rumors of turmoil in Trumpworld, amid reports of a backstabbing purge of mainstream Republican aspirants. Trump" and blindly dialing in to Trump Tower in NY to try to reach him. But she adds that she voted for Hillary Clinton , and in a letter to parents, warns that many of her students are overwhelmingly black and Latino and would feel that "they are the target of ...
  • Dallas Cowboys Vs. Baltimore Ravens Live Stream

    Dallas Cowboys Vs. Baltimore Ravens Live Stream

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    Can the top team in the National Football League keep the streak alive or will the Ravens come out on top... Baltimore has only given up 281.6 yards per game, allowing only 17.8 points per game (tied for third in the league.) This fact hasn't evaded the Dallas's star quarterback .
  • Cook, Hameed dig in for second India Test

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    He continued to defy the pain with the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravi Ashwin in an eight-over spell to kickstart India's stumble. England paceman Stuart Broad (4-33) was exceptional despite physical discomfort as he and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (4-82) claimed six of the last seven India wickets after the hosts had resumed on 98 for three.
  • Australia-US refugee deal not discussed with Trump: PM

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    The Australian and USA governments did not say how many refugees were part of the resettlement plan. To date, only six people have taken up that offer, and four of those have since returned to their home countries of Myanmar and Iran. General Phal also claimed to know nothing about the $30.2 million that Australia attached to the MoU, and declined to comment on its fate should the US replace Cambodia as the refugees' new destination.
  • Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires

    Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires

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    Fire officials said the largest active wildfire in the South has now burned more than 19,000 acres in the north Georgia mountains - an area larger than New York's Manhattan. While that's a lot, there have certainly been much larger wildfires in past years. Drought conditions continue to spread eastward, and nearly half of the state is classified under drought conditions or considered abnormally dry.
  • 'Gilmore Girls' even better second time around

    'Gilmore Girls' even better second time around

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    Would the revival meet my sky-high expectations? Season 5, Episode 13: "Wedding Bell Blues" The 100th episode of Gilmore Girls is centered on Emily and Richard renewing their wedding vows and is by far one of the most dramatic episodes of the entire show.
  • Iraqi forces attack IS in east Mosul neighborhood

    Iraqi forces attack IS in east Mosul neighborhood

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    Iraqi soldiers pose with the Daesh flag in the town of al-Shura, which was recaptured from Daesh, south of Mosul, Iraq . The grim new finds follow the discovery of 100 bodies in another mass grave near Hammam al-Alil on November 7. Iraqi authorities have not published a casualty toll for the campaign overall - either for security forces, civilians or Isis fighters. And the ferocity and magnitude of IS counterattacks and defenses in Mosul is unlike anything Iraqi forces have confronted ...
  • Evacuation of New Zealand town cut off by quake nearly over

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    Navy has sent two helicopters and the U.S.S. Sampson naval destroyer. Three cows are stranded on an island of grass in a paddock near Kaikoura, New Zealand. There have also been hundreds of strong aftershocks, triggering tsunami warnings in some parts of the country. In the capital, Wellington , several streets remained cordoned off after engineers determined that a nine-story office building was in danger of collapsing.
  • Unemployment rate drops slightly in RI to 5.5 percent

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    The total in October was 676 initial filings locally after layoffs. The labor force participation rate for White workers ticked down from 62.9 percent in September to 62.8 percent in October. The unemployment rate for the entire state rose to 5.2 percent in October from 5 percent in September and 4.9 percent in October 2015. Construction jobs are up 7 percent from 36,900 in October 2015.
  • Irregular government expenditure up by 80% - Auditor General

    Irregular government expenditure up by 80% - Auditor General

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    Makwetu says while the slight improvement in audit outcomes testifies to better leadership, the increase by nearly 40 percent in irregular expenditure since the 2013/14 financial year to R46.36 billion is concerning. However, Makwetu says three provinces showed improvement. Makwetu said the vacancies and instability in key positions - especially in state-owned enterprises and in areas of supply chain management where the level of instability is high - mean certain projects that have been put ...
  • Report released on corruption allegations against Zuma

    Report released on corruption allegations against Zuma

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    Thousands of South Africans demonstrated on Wednesday for the resignation of Zuma, who apologized earlier this year after the Constitutional Court said he flouted the constitution in a scandal over millions of dollars in state spending on his rural home.
  • Israel backs India on terror fight, PM Modi targets Pakistan

    Israel backs India on terror fight, PM Modi targets Pakistan

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    Terming as "historic" the visit of Israel President, as it came after a gap of 20 years, Mukherjee said Rivlin represents the people who Indians admire, with whom Indians feel a strong and unique bond as both are ancient civilizations that have made significant contributions to humanity.
  • Germany's Merkel to seek fourth term, says ally

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    That friendship is part of the reason Obama made Germany , which he has already visited five times, the second stop on his worldwide trip. She entered Germany's parliament in the first post-unification election, serving in ministerial posts and as the leader of the opposition before she was finally elected Chancellor in 2005.
  • North Korea Asks China To Block Searches For 'Fatty' Kim Jong Un

    North Korea Asks China To Block Searches For 'Fatty' Kim Jong Un

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    But in response to unverified reports that North Korea had asked China to stamp out the abuse, Weibo users have been coming up with more creative names. In Washington, multiple sources said that former State Department official Joel Wit, now editor of the website 38 North, will be leading the U.S. team of experts.
  • South Korean prosecutors to question president over alleged ties to a cult

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    The scandal and the ensuing popular outcry has sparked a political crisis in South Korea , and the opposition has called for Ms Park's resignation. Prosecutors are questioning the bosses of companies such as Hyundai, Samsung and Korean Airlines to see if Ms Park put undue pressure on them to provide funds to the non-profit funds from which Ms Choi is accused of defrauding cash.