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Putin tapped Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to represent Russian Federation in the historic meetings . Asia-Pacific leaders would have pressed him for confirmation and elaboration on the report. and Russian military professionals that have dramatically accelerated ISIS's losses on the battlefield in recent months. "Here, in the USA disrespectful cyclist flips him off, but in foreign lands, they stand when hearing our anthem and in Vietnam, one man even calls him the Angel of ...
  • Toll in Iran-Iraq quake rises to 530

    Toll in Iran-Iraq quake rises to 530

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    Officials said 12,000 houses had been completely destroyed and a further 15,000 damaged, Irna reported . Iranian state TV said thousands of survivors had spent another night in makeshift camps or in the open. A resident, Khosrow, told BBC Persian: "Walls have fallen on my sisters and father". Full-scale rescue operation could start only with the dawn, and yet unknown, are still people under the rubble.
  • Israel issues strong warning against Hamas and Islamic Jihad

    Israel issues strong warning against Hamas and Islamic Jihad

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    He was due to undergo two surgeries as a result of a health condition, the family noted. According to Amos Yadlin, head of the Institute for National Security Studies think tank, "the messages and warnings that Israel has been sending to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) over the last couple of days are not incidental, but actually indicate concrete intel according to which PIJ plans to respond to the destruction of his terror tunnel into Israel", Yadlin wrote on Twitter.
  • Texas Assistant District Attorney fired after rant aimed at Uber driver

    Texas Assistant District Attorney fired after rant aimed at Uber driver

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    While Platt told The Dallas Morning News that "my only hope is that she learns from this and she apologizes", the outlet revealed Monday that Warner had been fired. The situation became even tenser when, at Warner's request, the driver changed his GPS-directed route and lost his way. "I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night", Warner told ABC News .
  • Lawmakers say sexual harassers serving in Congress

    Lawmakers say sexual harassers serving in Congress

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    Then, she said , they are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement before moving on to mediation. She dropped a bombshell allegation in her testimony, saying that two active members of Congress are known to be sexual harassers. "But that kind of situation - what are we doing here for women right now who are dealing with somebody like that?" The current process for reporting sexual harassment, which goes through the congressional Office of Compliance, is "constructed to protect the ...
  • United States security team in Israel to discuss Syrian border deal

    United States security team in Israel to discuss Syrian border deal

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    Israel's attorney general has said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife will be summoned for a hearing in January on suspicion of using state funds for personal expenditures. In the case, widely known in Israel as "the meals-ordering affair", Sara Netanyahu and Ezra Saidoff, deputy director of the Prime Minister's Office, allegedly created a false impression between 2010 and 2013 that no cook was employed in the office prime minister's residence, while in fact there were several chefs, ...
  • Dead in Shooting at Northern California Elementary School

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    The shooter's identity is now unclear, and as one man indicated, two gunmen might have carried out the attack. The official, who according to CBS affiliate KHSL addressed reporters near the scene, said deputies were first alerted to a shooting in Rancho Tehama at around 8 a.m.
  • Russia's Defense Ministry to Investigate Wrong Photos Used on Syria Statement

    Russia's Defense Ministry to Investigate Wrong Photos Used on Syria Statement

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    At least one of the photographs exactly matched a frame from a promotional video for a "AC-130 Gunship Simulator" computer game posted online in March 2015. The military stood by its allegations saying "the refusal of USA command to inflict strikes on ISIL convoys on November 9 is an established fact recorded in the transcript of conversations".
  • Man's body found in Tampa neighborhood where 3 were killed

    Man's body found in Tampa neighborhood where 3 were killed

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    Felton's body was found in the road by N Nebraska Avenue, north of E Caracas Street. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan identified the victim as 60-year-old Ronald Felton. HART transportation officials say Route 9 stops on 15th Street from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Hillsborough Avenue have temporarily halted. Police said she may have been shot one or two days before.
  • President Xi hails solid China-Vietnam ties

    President Xi hails solid China-Vietnam ties

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    Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks when he met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong again in Hanoi on Monday.
  • Iran In Compliance With Nuclear Deal, UN Watchdog Says

    Iran In Compliance With Nuclear Deal, UN Watchdog Says

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    Belonging to the United Nations system, the worldwide agency also reported that Iran did not exceed the limits authorized to enrich uranium nor did it accumulate undue reserves of heavy water or low enriched uranium. At the same time he did not challenge the compliance of Iran at the worldwide level. He has reprimanded his predecessor, Barack Obama, for being too soft on Iran during the nuclear negotiations and not pushing hard enough to compel it to accept restrictions beyond the nuclear ...
  • Traders Focused Stocks: TransEnterix, Inc. (TRXC), CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

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    About 145,250 shares traded. Extended Stay America Inc (NYSE:STAY) has risen 30.00% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500. YPF's profit will be $39.03 million for 58.03 P/E if the $0.10 EPS becomes a reality. For the ongoing Fiscal Quarter, 5 analysts have an average earnings forecast of $-0.07 per share.
  • Donald Trump's Handshake In Manila Tops His List Of Most Bizarre Greetings

    Donald Trump's Handshake In Manila Tops His List Of Most Bizarre Greetings

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    Trade and concern about possible protectionism under Trump's "America First" agenda have come up during his regional visit, which has included stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. "My friend @AbeShinzo and I had an excellent meeting in Manila ". Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono last month had said that Tokyo favours the quadrilateral dialogue to further boost strategic partnership among the four countries.
  • Hugh Jackman shines as 'The Greatest Showman'

    Hugh Jackman shines as 'The Greatest Showman'

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    The Greatest Showman is set to hit theaters on December 20, 2017 . The trailer opens with Jackman getting laid off from his desk job, realizing his family's apartment is in tatters, and then deciding, "Hey, why don't I just invite the entire concept of a circus?" Hugh Jackman stars as Barnum, with the lovely Michelle Williams as Barnum's wife, Charity.
  • JONES | Louis CK and the Art/Artist Problem

    JONES | Louis CK and the Art/Artist Problem

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    Beyond that, Louis C.K.'s response to Thursday's New York Times story , in which multiple women accuse the actor of masturbating in front of them, isn't worth the ticker-tape parade some folks appear to be organizing. The film is said to feature an uncomfortable scene with an uncanny relation to the allegations leveled against C.K. She says the then-couple were disturbed and supportive and offered to shut down production over what happened.
  • Trump's Asia trip comes off as lightweight

    Trump's Asia trip comes off as lightweight

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    Mr Trump has often bemoaned what he calls "unfair" worldwide trade deals and a perceived lack of respect for USA and its leaders. In South Korea , President Moon Jae-in commended Trump on his year-old election and the booming stock market, two of Trump's favorite areas to brag about.
  • Democratic Sen. Feinstein says judicial nominee has conflict

    Democratic Sen. Feinstein says judicial nominee has conflict

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    The 36-year-old has never tried a case. Talley was required to answer whether any family members or others would be "likely to present potential conflicts of interest". Mr Talley has degrees from University of Alabama and Harvard Law School , and clerked for two federal judges. "By failing to disclose that his wife is one of President Trump's lawyers, Talley has betrayed his obligation to be open and transparent with the Senate and the American people".
  • Uber reaches deal to sell significant stake to SoftBank

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    The latter filed a lawsuit against Mr Kalanick, accusing him of fraud, breach of contract and of plotting to manipulate the board of directors to allow him to return as CEO following his resignation in June. But the deal was threatened by conflict between Mr Kalanick and U.S. venture capital firm Benchmark. A deal would be positive for Uber , which is looking ahead to the future in the wake of recent repeated scandals, among them workplace sexual harassment allegations.
  • Hole punching machine celebrates 131st anniversary with a Google doodle

    Hole punching machine celebrates 131st anniversary with a Google doodle

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    The Google Doodle displays the logo consisting of colourful paper circles, expect the second letter "g", which is replaced with a blue sheet of paper. Prince Charles - born exactly 62 years after the hole puncher patent was filed - must be particularly ticked off. It is also used to make holes in leather and thin plastic sheets.
  • How can the crisis on Manus Island be resolved?

    How can the crisis on Manus Island be resolved?

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    Last week Ms Ardern offered for New Zealand to accept 150 refugee and asylum seekers now detained in a number of Australia's offshore centres. Approximately 420 asylum seekers are refusing to leave the Papua New Guinea detention centre over fears for their safety from locals.
  • Soldier, militant killed in ongoing Kulgam gunfight

    Soldier, militant killed in ongoing Kulgam gunfight

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    Another soldier was injured in the fighting and was shifted to a hospital, the sources said here. Two encounters are underway in Kulgam and Pulwama areas of Jammu and Kashmir , say media reports. As the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter, he said. Gunfight was going on, the spokesman said, adding, further details are awaited.
  • Taliban attack Afghanistan checkpoints, kills 20 policemen

    Taliban attack Afghanistan checkpoints, kills 20 policemen

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    At least 15 policemen were wounded in the coordinated assaults. No coalition forces were killed after the attack, the Military Times reported. The soldiers are in stable condition . However, the insurgents are often known to exaggerate battlefield casualties. "Our forces resisted until they received reinforcements and air support", Zia Durrani said.
  • Moon sees community-connected future between S. Korea and ASEAN

    Moon sees community-connected future between S. Korea and ASEAN

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    Moon wrapped up his three-day trip to Da Nang and arrived in the Philippines for the third leg of his Southeast Asia trip Sunday, to attend Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) regional forums. I look forward to seeing this meeting as the beginning of a bigger future for Korea-ASEAN relations. "I hope that through joint efforts by both sides, we are able to swiftly return China-South Korea relations to a normal trajectory", he added.
  • Duterte on meeting with Trump: We did not talk about EJK

    Duterte on meeting with Trump: We did not talk about EJK

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    I can not escape that from my duty so I have every right to ask him. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to ask President Trump to return three war trophies that US troops took from a village more than 100 years ago during the Philippine-American War, according to CBS News .
  • Missing Lebanese PM test case of Saudi Arabia's emboldened new foreign policy

    Missing Lebanese PM test case of Saudi Arabia's emboldened new foreign policy

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    Riyadh blames Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah for the resignation , accusing it of hijacking Lebanese politics. Germany's Sigmar Gabriel also said Hariri should return as his departure has shaken Lebanon. Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, head of the Maronite church, Lebanon's largest Christian community, was heading to Saudi Arabia on November 13 and was expected to meet with Hariri, the Associated Press reported.
  • Louisiana man arrested trying to get into North Korea

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    About 1,000 North Koreans defect to South Korea each year. He added that South Korean troops did not fire at the North. An estimated 1,000 people flee Kim Jong Un's volatile regime each year, but going through the DMZ - fortified with land mines, barbed wires and machine guns - have been extremely rare because of the unsafe conditions.
  • Trump wears traditional Vietnamese shirt on Asia trip

    Trump wears traditional Vietnamese shirt on Asia trip

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    Asked if the new policy was aimed at containing China's rise, Mr Wilder said "certainly not" and instead emphasised the importance of India - which views China as a political rival and potential military threat - to USA security and prosperity.
  • Doctors to continue protest as talks with government fail to yield results

    Doctors to continue protest as talks with government fail to yield results

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    They were backed by leaders of BJP and JD (S) with former chief ministers Jagadish Shettar and H.D. Kumaraswamy joining the protest outside Suvarna Vidhana Soudha on Monday. About 45,000 private hospitals, including 5,000 in Bengaluru, were shut on November 3 as doctors went on flash strike, demanding changes in the bill with penal provisions, including imprisonment, hefty fines and regulating costs for various treatments or surgeries in private hospitals and clinics.
  • Trump asked Xi to look at cases of UCLA basketball players

    Trump asked Xi to look at cases of UCLA basketball players

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    After belting out a Tagalog love song with a Filipina singer during the dinner, Duterte said he sang "upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States", setting off laughter and applause. Duterte took steps to thaw frosty relations with China after he won the presidency previous year. Tensions over the sea spiked earlier this year when Vietnam suspended an oil exploration project in an area of the waterway also claimed by Beijing, reportedly over pressure from its powerhouse ...
  • Man 'punches shark in face' during NSW attack

    Man 'punches shark in face' during NSW attack

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    Charlie Fry, 25, was riding the waves at Avoca Beach - 60 miles north of Sydney, New South Wales - when the sea beast tried to feast its teeth on his skin. I turned and I saw this shark come out of the water and breach its head. He said he did not realise his arm was bleeding until was back on the shore.
  • 2 militants killed in Handwara encounter

    2 militants killed in Handwara encounter

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    The official said bodies of two militants have been recovered and their identification was being ascertained. The policemen retaliated, killing two terrorists, he added. Additional security forces were rushed to cordon the area to foil any attempt by militants to escape. They caution him against acting as an "informer" of police and working for mainstream parties.
  • Pervez Musharraf declares alliance of 23 parties for 2018 polls

    Pervez Musharraf declares alliance of 23 parties for 2018 polls

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    Clarifying the rumours, he remarked that there are no plans of a "takeover". "I don't consider myself the leader of one community only", he added. He also called the alliance between PSP and MQM as "non-starter" and "unnatural", adding that this is why the alliance nearly ended a day later.
  • Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal calls it quits from all forms of cricket

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    In 35 Tests, Ajmal took 178 wickets, while in 113 ODIs and 64 T20Is, he took 184 and 85 wickets respectively. Saeed Ajmal , who was once the world's number one bowler in one-day internationals and Twenty20 cricket, witnessed his career take a downward curve as he was hauled up for chucking.
  • Sudan's president, wanted by the ICC, visits Uganda

    Sudan's president, wanted by the ICC, visits Uganda

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    On regional security, the two leaders said there is need for a regional-led initiative to find a lasting solution to the South Sudan crisis. The Sudanese top diplomat pointed out that Museveni has congratulated al-Bashir on the lift of the USA economic embargo on Sudan, renewing his firm stance against the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • SC to form new bench for Hudaibiya case after Justice Khosa's recusal

    SC to form new bench for Hudaibiya case after Justice Khosa's recusal

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    Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, on Monday, recused himself from the hearings for the reopening of the Hudaibiya Paper Mills file on Monday, on the basis that he had already expressed his opinion in the Panama verdict. It was contended that the LHC referee judge was not competent to set aside the findings of the high court, in which NAB had been allowed to re-initiate investigations against Sharif family members.
  • Hijack scare on board Jet Airways flight

    Hijack scare on board Jet Airways flight

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    The accused, identified as TV host and video jockey Clince Varghese, 29, of Thrissur, now residing in Mumbai, was taken into custody by the security personnel and was being questioned. Subsequently, Varghese was offloaded and his baggage was checked thoroughly. Incidentally, it was a Jet Airways flight too. The ground staff, who overheard the "happy bomb" talk, informed the supervisory officers who in turn informed the CISF and the domestic terminal manager, the Press Trust of India reported.
  • Supreme Court refuses to stay proceedings against O Panneerselvam & co

    Supreme Court refuses to stay proceedings against O Panneerselvam & co

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    A three-judge Supreme Court bench comprising Justices RK Agarwal, Arun Mishra and AM Khanwilkar reserved its order on the petition. The Supreme Court on Monday said its order exempting from ban the liquor shops within 500 metres of state and national highways running through municipal areas would be applicable across the country.
  • Jurors in Menendez Trial Tell Judge They Are Deadlocked

    Jurors in Menendez Trial Tell Judge They Are Deadlocked

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    The judge told the jurors to "clear your heads" and return Tuesday. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Prosecutors allege Menendez and a wealthy Florida eye doctor engaged in a bribery scheme between 2006 and 2013 in which Menendez traded his political influence for luxury vacations and flights on the doctor's private plane.