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The committee announced that it is reopening the file of the 2009 Jeddah floods and investigating the coronavirus issue also known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Prince Miteb's father was the late King Abdullah, who also had led the National Guard and had transformed it into a powerful and prestigious force tasked with protecting the ruling Al Saud family, as well as important holy sites in Mecca and Medina, and oil and gas sites.
  • US Passports of Child Sex Offenders Will Note Their Convictions

    US Passports of Child Sex Offenders Will Note Their Convictions

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    In an effort to curb global child sex trafficking, the State Department announced this week that convicted child sex offenders will now be identified as such in their US passports. The State Department has not said when it will begin to revoke existing passports, but the AP reports that "affected passport holders will be able to travel overseas on their current passports until the revocations are formalized".
  • Indian PM describes opposition party as

    Indian PM describes opposition party as "termite"

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    Speaking at an election meeting in Chambi in Shahpur assembly in Kangra district, Modi lashed out at the Congress for criticising the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8 previous year. I have heard that Congress has lost the trust of its own leaders and is looking for rebels in other parties. When we came to power, we chose to provide gas through pipelines.
  • Rahul assures Gujarat Dalit leader to include his demands in poll manifesto

    Rahul assures Gujarat Dalit leader to include his demands in poll manifesto

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    While accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) of lending a deaf ear towards the woes of Dalits, Mevani said he is grateful to the Congress party for paying heed to their plight. "But, that does not mean that we are joining another party". "(Rahul) Gandhi said our demands are not demands but constitutional rights. "I want to know what they can do for our community if they come to power", he added.
  • Missile fired from Yemen intercepted by Saudi Arabia north-east of capital

    Missile fired from Yemen intercepted by Saudi Arabia north-east of capital

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    Saudi Arabia's Al Ekhbariya TV said it was brought down north of King Khaled Airport and Saudi Arabia's Civil Aviation Authority confirmed on Twitter that it had been brought down over the airport. Iran is ideologically aligned with the Houthis and Saudi Arabia and other Sunni states in the region accuse it of supplying it with cash and weapons.
  • Santa Monica Party Bus Shooting: Full Story & Details

    Santa Monica Party Bus Shooting: Full Story & Details

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    The woman and two of the wounded were driven to a nearby police station by the driver of their bus, the station reported. The altercation escalated when multiple suspects from the second bus fired into the first bus, striking three people inside and one person outside.
  • US Climate Change Researchers Seeing Red Over Latest Findings

    US Climate Change Researchers Seeing Red Over Latest Findings

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    Since 1900, the report says Earth has warmed by 1.8 degrees (1 degree Celsius) and seas have risen by 8 inches. The new report concludes that it is " extremely likely " that human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation have been "the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20 century", and that "there is no convincing alternative explanation" for the changes observed over the last century.
  • India vs NZ 2nd T20I

    India vs NZ 2nd T20I

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    Earlier, Kane Williamson opted to bat and his side started the proceedings in an aggressive manner. Siraj was given his commemorative global cap by coach Ravi Shastri in the presence of the rest of the Indian team . Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum leads the list with 2140 runs. Siraj picked up 10 wickets from six games in the last IPL, including a four-for against Gujarat Lions.
  • Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Announces Sudden Resignation

    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Announces Sudden Resignation

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    The two-time premier, whose father Rafik held the same position for years and was assassinated in 2005, accused Iran and its powerful Lebanese Shiite ally Hezbollah of seeking hegemony in the region. Rafik al-Hariri was killed by a bomb in 2005 in an attack widely blamed on Hezbollah. "The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri and his remarks are a wake-up call to the global community to take action against Iranian aggression", Netanyahu said in a Hebrew-language statement released ...
  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from Rolex Paris Masters quarterfinal

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    The 31-year-old Spaniard assured himself the No. 1 ranking by beating Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday in the second round of the Paris Masters. "I'm very happy for everything", said Nadal, who this year won the French Open and the U.S. The second set was in balance after seven games, before Nadal, in search for his career 31st ATP Masters 1000 titles, made a crucial break in the eighth game, and converted his second match point in the ninth at 6-3.
  • Trump rules out Gitmo for NYC terror suspect, demands death penalty

    Trump rules out Gitmo for NYC terror suspect, demands death penalty

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    Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the Islamic State jihadist group. A day after he assailed the USA criminal justice system as a "joke" and a "laughingstock", Trump backed off his threat to send the suspect in Tuesday's NY bike path rampage to the troubled military commission system at Guantanamo.
  • United States frees 10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy

    United States frees 10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy

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    US authorities released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the USA without legal permission. "We're thrilled that she can go home to heal surrounded by her family's love and support", Michael Tan, attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), said Friday.
  • George Bush Sr calls Trump a 'blowhard' and voted for Clinton

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    The revelations, contained in historian Mark Updegrove's forthcoming book " The Last Republicans ", represent the strongest criticism to date from the Bush clan on why their Republican successor is uniquely unfit to hold office. "I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president", he told the author. The White House responded with a scathing statement calling the Iraq war, started under the 43rd President, "one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history".
  • Sen. Rand Paul assaulted outside Kentucky home

    Sen. Rand Paul assaulted outside Kentucky home

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    Rand Paul , who ran for the USA presidency previous year, has been attacked at his home in Kentucky . According to The Bowling Green Daily News , Boucher lives in the same gated community as Paul. The doctor is a registered Democrat and has frequently posted on his Facebook page about politically polarizing issues, writes Fox News . The investigation is still ongoing, police spokesman Jeremy Hodges told CNN .
  • Food processing is top priority of Government: PM Modi

    Food processing is top priority of Government: PM Modi

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    The Minister, who held meetings with representatives of several companies in New Delhi at the Wold Food India Conference, said an agreement to set up the zone has been finalised. Minister of Food Processing Industries added that India was geared up for a revolution in the food processing sector and it was clear that the global companies were eagerly looking towards India for collaboration.
  • Eight Dead, A Dozen injured After Driver Charges Down Manhattan Bike Path

    Eight Dead, A Dozen injured After Driver Charges Down Manhattan Bike Path

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    Ryan Nash, an NYPD officer from Long Island, shot the suspect in the abdomen. The suspect is in the hospital and is under heavy surveillance, the sources say. "We will be undeterred". Students have not been allowed to leave the school. We will respond as we always do. News 8 spoke to one witness, who was clearly still shaken from what she saw on Tuesday.
  • Two soldiers, terrorist killed in Kashmir gunfight

    Two soldiers, terrorist killed in Kashmir gunfight

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    Soldiers from 50 RR and the Special Operations Group of police launched the joint operation in Samboora village in the evening. No one was immediately reported injured in the clashes. In October, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government named ex-intelligence chief Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor for IHK with "complete freedom" to initiate "interaction and dialogue to understand legitimate aspirations of people in Jammu and Kashmir".
  • USA carries out first airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia

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    Last month, a group loyal to Islamic State seized a small port town in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, the first town it has taken since emerging a year ago. It also comes the same day President Donald Trump told reporters the U.S. military would dramatically ramp up military operations against the terrorist group following an attack in NY earlier this week by a man claiming allegiance to ISIS.
  • Hindu terror is a reality, Tamil Filmstar Kamal Haasan

    Hindu terror is a reality, Tamil Filmstar Kamal Haasan

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    It's not just actor Kamal Haasan who has been vocal about political issues in recent times. Over a post in Twitter, the veteran actor said, "If instilling fear in the name of religion.culture.morality is not terrorizing.then what is it.
  • European arrest warrants issued for Catalan politicians

    European arrest warrants issued for Catalan politicians

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    A judge in Madrid was on Friday set to issue an European Union arrest warrant for Catalonia's deposed leader over his region's tumultuous independence drive, in a move likely to take tensions to a new level in Spain's worst political crisis in decades.
  • NZ offers to help resolve Manus Island crisis

    NZ offers to help resolve Manus Island crisis

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    Noting that all migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers have a right to a safe and secure environment, a right to an adequate standard of living and to participate in the decision-making process that is affecting their future, Colville said: "Human dignity should be ensured throughout the entire processing of their asylum claims".
  • Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village

    Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village

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    The attack included the vehicle bomb in Hader, which Syrian state media attributed to the jihadist group formerly known as the Nusra Front. The statement follows an explosion inside the village Friday in which nine were killed and 23 were wounded, according to reports from Syria .
  • Student admits to smearing bodily fluids on roommate's backpack

    Student admits to smearing bodily fluids on roommate's backpack

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    A teen college bully in CT boasted that she could "finally" say goodbye to "Jamaican Barbie" following relentless efforts to expel her roommate that included rubbing used tampons on her backpack, according to authorities. The alleged victim told police she suspected her sore throat was the result of Brochu tampering with her personal items. "I damn well know it wouldn't".
  • Sparing deserter Bergdahl prison time 'complete and total disgrace', says Trump

    Sparing deserter Bergdahl prison time 'complete and total disgrace', says Trump

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    The judge also gave Bergdahl a dishonorable discharge, reduced his rank to private and said he must forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. The wife of a soldier who was shot in the head and left with a traumatic brain injury while looking for Bergdahl testified in the sentencing phase in hopes of a harsh penalty and consequences.
  • Iraq PM announces re-capture of al-Qaim from IS

    Iraq PM announces re-capture of al-Qaim from IS

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    The militants, routed from one urban stronghold after another, have recently been moving deeper into Syria's remote desert, where they are believed to be regrouping and preparing to return to guerrilla-style tactics, including scattered hit-and-run attacks and suicide bombings.
  • Student Arrested For Purposely Infecting Roommate

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    Since Brochu would be a first-time offender, her misdemeanor charges of third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of the peace would more than likely result in a community service plea deal. Without making that a priority, he said, "from a professional standpoint, it's so hard to know when a situation is just two uncomfortable roommates, and someone dealing with changes, or someone who is dealing with deeper-seated issues and is acting in an aggressive way".
  • NYC truck attack suspect believed to have NJ connections

    NYC truck attack suspect believed to have NJ connections

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    The mosque that is situated just steps away from the home of the man who used a rented truck to kill 8 people and hurt 12 others in New York City has received several threats via phone over the past two days, according to police . Authorities discovered that Saipov had a Florida driver's license and has been connected to an address in the Tampa area. On a night about six months ago, Carlos Batista had an altercation with Saipov's friends over noise from a dirt bike Batista was ...
  • Suspect kills eight in NY truck 'act of terror'

    Suspect kills eight in NY truck 'act of terror'

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    At least eight people have died and 11 people have been injured after a pick-up truck drove down a path & cycle lane in NY. "He did make a statement when he exited the vehicle", though he declined to elaborate. The mayhem and the burst of police gunfire set off panic in the neighborhood and left the pavement strewn with mangled bicycles and bodies that were soon covered with sheets.
  • Syria: NGO, Israeli raid on military installation south Homs

    Syria: NGO, Israeli raid on military installation south Homs

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    Israeli jets on November 1 carried out an airstrike in western Syria , south of the city of Homs, according to reports. A military source told pro-government Masdar News that the jets attacked a storage warehouse in an industrial complex while in Lebanese airspace.
  • What We Know About The Victims Of The New York Attack

    What We Know About The Victims Of The New York Attack

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    Officials launched an investigation into the attack, the deadliest in New York City since 9/11, and were also probing possible ties to ISIS after Saipov was found to have notes pledging his support to the terror group. Argentina's consul in New York, Mateo Estreme, told La Capital in Rosario that the survivors in the Argentine group were in a state of shock. The other victims were Americans: One a new college graduate working as a software engineer, the other a doting son who had recently ...
  • Bitcoin rockets above $7000 for first time

    Bitcoin rockets above $7000 for first time

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    It hit as high as $7,354.10 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange on Thursday, before settling back to $7,030 by 4:30 p.m., still up over 4 percent on the day. "Futures from an incumbent exchange bring bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the regulatory fold", Charles Hayter, CEO of Crypto Compare, told CNBC .
  • Iceland Remains World's Most Gender-Equal Country

    Iceland Remains World's Most Gender-Equal Country

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    Iceland now has the smallest gender gap in the report, with 88 percent closed. Sri Lanka scored high in educational attainment and health and survival but the low scores in Economic Participation and Opportunity and political empowerment brought down the overall score.
  • Trump Announces Major Company Is Moving to the US

    Trump Announces Major Company Is Moving to the US

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    Tan, CEO of the tech company Broadcom Limited, at the White House, where Tan announced his company would "make America home again". The White House said that Broadcom will transfer the legal domicile of its main headquarters to DE, a move that will allow the United States to benefit from the more than $20 billion in annual income earned by the firm.
  • GOP Loses Another: Lamar Smith Retiring at the End of His Term

    GOP Loses Another: Lamar Smith Retiring at the End of His Term

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    On top of that, Smith's district, which draws from San Antonio, Austin and the Hill Country, may not have been as conservative as Smith might have hoped. But some believed he should stay because he is respected across the aisle and could have taken over as chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee.
  • Trump wants death penalty for NY truck attacker

    Trump wants death penalty for NY truck attacker

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    Trump said on Wednesday that it was "another attack by a very sick and deranged person" while extending his "thoughts, condolences and prayers" to the victims. Trump has been critical of the United States justice system and immigration laws, and has used the terror attack to renew his calls for ending the immigration program Saipov used to enter the country.
  • British dictionary names 'fake news' the word of the year

    British dictionary names 'fake news' the word of the year

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    The phrase has been around for a while, but Trump's tendency to dismiss unfavorable reports as "fake news " - and the existence of verifiably false news during the campaign - made the term especially influential this year. (@realDonaldTrump via Twitter) Donald Trump's response tweet to the BuzzFeed News Story that alledges Russian Intelligence discovered he engaged in perverted sexual acts.
  • Bad Jared! Trump Now Blames Kushner For Russia Probe

    Bad Jared! Trump Now Blames Kushner For Russia Probe

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    It's unclear if their questions about Kushner signals anything deeper about Mueller's investigation into the President's inner circle, but the CNN report shows that the investigation has extended beyond the 2016 campaign and into the administration.
  • 2nd person sought for questioning in NY attack

    2nd person sought for questioning in NY attack

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    The driver barreled along the bike path for the equivalent of about 14 blocks, or around eight-tenths of a mile, before slamming into a small yellow school bus. While police did not specifically blame the Islamic State for the NY bloodshed, Trump railed against the extremist group, tweeting, "We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere".
  • Assaults go up when daylight saving time ends, study finds

    Assaults go up when daylight saving time ends, study finds

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    Days before most US residents "fall back", a special commission in MA is recommending that the state not change time zones on its own. The switch pushes sunrise and sunset back an hour, so there's more light in the morning on your way out the door, but darkness comes sooner in the afternoon.
  • Canadian lumber producers hammered after talks failed to reach deal

    Canadian lumber producers hammered after talks failed to reach deal

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    The Canadian industry prefers to retain the option to supply larger amounts of lumber to USA consumers, led by home builders, according to people following the talks. "These duties are a tax on the American middle-class families, too, whose homes, renovations and repairs will only be more expensive". The development in the long-running trade dispute followed last month's apparent deadlock in trilateral talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, in which Canadian, US and ...
  • Facebook pledges to sacrifice profits for better security

    Facebook pledges to sacrifice profits for better security

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    This has been a key argument from Facebook, Twitter and Google during this whole process: Content from Russian-controlled accounts was just a drop in the bucket compared to all of the other ads and posts people could have seen on their respective services.
  • AAP needs Lt Governor's nod to govern capital: SC

    AAP needs Lt Governor's nod to govern capital: SC

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    The Kejriwal government had filed the appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi HC order which had said that the LG is the administration head of the Capital. Governor standing in the way of Delhi government. Agreeing with the apex court's prima facie observations on the issue, senior advocate Gopal Subramanium said there should be a "harmonious construction" of the legal provisions and the Constitution.