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Failure to form a government in Europe's largest economy may have implications for everything from euro zone reforms to European Union policy on Russian Federation and Turkey. Merkel, who has been in power for 12 years, could also lead a minority government although she had signalled that she was not in favour of such instability.
  • Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security

    Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security

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    The restrictions came into effect on Saturday and will last for an "indefinite" period, applying to all LGBTI film screenings, theatres, panels and exhibitions. But organisers of Thursday's film festival wanted authorities to instead offer greater protection, denouncing the move as a violation of their constitutional rights.
  • Ravens lead Packers 6-0 at halftime

    Ravens lead Packers 6-0 at halftime

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    The Ravens' defense did the rest. If the Packers fall out of playoff contention, he may not come back regardless. The first one was a great play by the defender, the second one was just a poor decision. Those are the kind plays that need to be made. As he showed on his touchdown catch, Wallace is a playmaker on an offense with too few of them. He needs to be targeted more frequently.
  • CPM, BJP councillors clash in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation meet; Mayor sustains head injury

    CPM, BJP councillors clash in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation meet; Mayor sustains head injury

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    In the well-planned attack carried out without any provocation, BJP councilors also joined in. Mr Vijayan, in his post, said that RSS workers, who have been accused in several cases, were in the visitors' gallery. CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has condemned the alleged manhandling of Thiruvananthapuram mayor V K Prasanth by councillors of the opposition BJP on Saturday.
  • Meryl Streep and Cher Stopped an Attacker Together

    Meryl Streep and Cher Stopped an Attacker Together

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    A TEARY-EYED Meryl Streep struggled to recall the times she was violently attacked but did say she "played dead until the blows stopped" during one episode. CPJ's 2017 IPFA honorees are: Pravit Rojanaphruk, Thailand - Award presented by Gillian Tett of The Financial Times.Ahmed Abba, Cameroon - Award presented by Bill Whitaker of "60 Minutes."Patricia Mayorga, Mexico - Award presented by the actress Meryl Streep.Afrah Nasser, Yemen - Award presented by Miriam Elder of BuzzFeed".
  • Germany puts blanket ban on smartwatches for kids over privacy concerns

    Germany puts blanket ban on smartwatches for kids over privacy concerns

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    This effectively meant that the technologies that were supposed to help keep children safe could potentially be leveraged by strangers to track them. "Via an app, parents can use such watches to secretly listen to a child's environment". The watches usually have a sim card and are controlled through an app, and have what the FNA described as a " baby monitor " or " monitor function " to allow the watch to be used as a listening device.
  • Al Franken Could Face an Ethics Committee Investigation

    Al Franken Could Face an Ethics Committee Investigation

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    And on Wednesday, The Post published the accounts of two additional women who say that Moore pursued them in the late 1970s and early 1980s when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers who worked at a mall. "Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?" he wrote on Twitter, misspelling the nickname. Other Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , have been more forceful, calling Moore unfit for the Senate, urging him out of the race and ...
  • Morocco: At least 17 killed, 38 injured in stampede at food distribution

    Morocco: At least 17 killed, 38 injured in stampede at food distribution

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    Local media said a "benefactor" had organized the food distribution at a stall in the rural town, which was rapidly "submerged in the crowd" of 800 people, mostly women . "People shoved, they broke down the barriers", he said. A number of other people are believed to have been injured in a rush for food supplies being given out by a humanitarian organisation.
  • Police officer fatally shot in New Kensington, Pennsylvania

    Police officer fatally shot in New Kensington, Pennsylvania

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    Police officers from neighboring towns were scouring the area for the suspect early Saturday. Officials said Shaw pulled someone over and that led to a foot chase, but details are scarce. "We join with the entire New Kensington community in mourning the loss of Patrolman Shaw". Shaw's body was transported to a funeral home in Lower Burrell on Saturday afternoon after an autopsy was conducted.
  • New stamps for the Queen's wedding anniversary

    New stamps for the Queen's wedding anniversary

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    As if that wasn't enough, Royal Mail has also released six commemorative stamps for the occasion. When Britain's 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth married 26-year-old Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in 1947, the wedding sparked joy and celebration in a country just recovering from World War II.
  • 'Where do his hands go?': Trump mocks Sen. 'Al Frankenstien'

    'Where do his hands go?': Trump mocks Sen. 'Al Frankenstien'

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    More people are embracing a no-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment , but what does that mean for President Trump? Franken's remarks came under new scrutiny this week after former model and radio host Leeann Tweeden published an essay alleging that he kissed and groped her without her consent while the two were on a USO trip overseas.
  • Top Chinese envoy lands in North Korea for talks

    Top Chinese envoy lands in North Korea for talks

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    Song was travelling to the North on behalf of President Xi Jinping to brief officials on the recent Chinese Communist Party congress and other "issues of mutual interest", foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. The department made no mention of North Korea's nuclear or missile programs, which are strongly opposed by China. Choe also serves as the vice chairman of North Korea's State Affairs Commission.
  • Tennessee fumbles its way to a halftime deficit vs. LSU

    Tennessee fumbles its way to a halftime deficit vs. LSU

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    Tennessee failed to convert on second and one, third and one and fourth and one from its 21-yard line to set up the short LSU drive. "I never played in anything like this", he said. While freshman safety Grant Delpit was credited with the tackle on the play, it was a group effort as LSU clogged up the middle. "I felt badly for him".
  • Israel Ready To Share 'Intelligence Information' On Iran With Saudi Arabia

    Israel Ready To Share 'Intelligence Information' On Iran With Saudi Arabia

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    Ahronheim said that while it is unlikely that the two countries would immediately cooperate on wide-ranging intelligence sharing, they could cooperate more closely particularly on Iran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made similar allegations this week. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, is clearly the "immature" leader he had in mind.
  • Indira Gandhi remembered on her 100th birth anniversary

    Indira Gandhi remembered on her 100th birth anniversary

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    Despite her surname Gandhi, she is not related to the family of Mahatma Gandhi. "She fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste. Her steely determination, clarity of thought and decisive actions made her a towering personality. "For her, as the PM, there was one religion, a sacred creed passionately held - that all Indians were equal children of the motherland", Gandhi said.
  • #AnambraDecides2017:

    #AnambraDecides2017: "I will win this election by a landslide" - Obiano

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    Osita Chidoka, United Progressives Party (UPP) candidate, has questioned Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, on his right to address voters on election day . Though there was low turnout of voters at some polling centers visited as the electorate came out to exercise their civic responsibilities, the election was widely adjudged peaceful by both voters and election observers.
  • North Korea might be Building a Submarine Capable of Carrying Ballistic Missiles

    North Korea might be Building a Submarine Capable of Carrying Ballistic Missiles

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    The commercial satellite images also show what appears to be a launch canister support or a launch canister, which might also indicate that North Korea seeks to carry out ballistic missile tests that began last July. Bermudez, Jr. On the basis of these data, they conclude that North Korea is creating a vessel capable of carrying ballistic missiles . Ejection tests are expected in the near future for submarine-launched ballistic missiles Pukguksong-1, a possible Pukguksong-3, and ...
  • S.Korea, US reaffirm need for peaceful resolution of N.Korea problem

    S.Korea, US reaffirm need for peaceful resolution of N.Korea problem

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    There were signs the country was continuing to develop submarine launch ballistic missiles, a new ballistic missile submarine, or a combination, 38 North said. North Korea is under worldwide pressure to end its weapons programmes, pursued in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, but continues to reject USA calls to negotiate.
  • Manchester city clear Aguero fit for Saturday

    Manchester city clear Aguero fit for Saturday

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    But Guardiola has told his side they can perform even better ahead of Saturday's trip to Leicester City . City's last game was a dominant 3-1 home victory over Arsenal , their 15th win in a row in all competitions, and that followed a thrilling 4-2 away win at Napoli in the Champions League .
  • Love-Jihad? Former model says husband forced her to convert

    Love-Jihad? Former model says husband forced her to convert

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    Ms Shahbazkar said that Asif assaulted her after he married another Hindu girl a few months ago. The 42-year-old woman, at a press conference in suburban Bandra on Friday, showed injury marks, which she claimed, were inflicted by her husband when she refused to change her religion.
  • Turkish Prosecutors Open Probe of Former, Acting US Attorneys

    Turkish Prosecutors Open Probe of Former, Acting US Attorneys

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    Zarrab and his lawyer have skipped several court hearings in preparation for his trial in NY recently, leading to speculation that he may be cutting a deal with USA authorities to avoid prosecution. The U.S. has alleged that some of the laundered money benefited entities suspected of supporting terrorism, including Iran-based Mahan Airlines, which has allegedly aided Hezbollah and is blacklisted by the U.S.
  • CHAN 2018: Nigeria to face Rwanda, Libya, Guinea in Group C

    CHAN 2018: Nigeria to face Rwanda, Libya, Guinea in Group C

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    The draw was held on Friday andmMatches in the group will be played in the city of Tangier. Hosts Morocco, Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania have been drawn in Group A. The East Africans were the last country to seal a spot to the tournament, defeating Ethiopia 3-2 on aggregate in their two-legged playoff. Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea will play in Group C at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier.
  • Palestinians Threaten To Suspend Talks If US Closes PLO Mission

    Palestinians Threaten To Suspend Talks If US Closes PLO Mission

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    Even if the office closes, the US said it wasn't cutting off relations with the Palestinians and was still focused on "a comprehensive peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians". In 2011, under the Obama administration, the United States started letting the Palestinians fly their flag over the office, an upgrade to the status of their mission that the Palestinians hailed as historic.
  • USA general says nuclear launch order can be refused

    USA general says nuclear launch order can be refused

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    I suppose it is barely conceivable that a general would refuse an order to target a nation that wasn't threatening the USA on the grounds that it was against global law, but that's in the realm of fantasy. The Constitution, tradition, and common sense give the commander in chief wide latitude and broad authority to decide on the disposition of our nuclear forces.
  • Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein president next year

    Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein president next year

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    There has been a plan set in place, since before the death of Martin McGuinness earlier this year. Adams, 69, was elected as his party's president for the 35th time today, and told his party conference he was "proud to have served Sinn Fein since 1983" when her was first elected.
  • Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore

    Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore

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    On Thursday morning, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden published a story accusing Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her during a 2006 USO tour the two performed in together. By weighing in on Franken, Trump potentially invites another round of scrutiny over the past accusations of sexual assault that have been levied against him - a risk that a source told CNN earlier this week was partially behind his decision to not comment on the Moore controversy.
  • Brandon Peters injured in MI loss to Wisconsin

    Brandon Peters injured in MI loss to Wisconsin

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    The No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers face their toughest challenge of the season on Saturday afternoon against the No. 24 Michigan Wolverines at Camp Randall, and appeared to have benefited from a missed call early in the second quarter. Mid-way through the third quarter, Hornibrook threw his 13th interception of the season, extending his turnover streak to eight-straight games and setting up MI with a 10-7 lead.
  • TCU QB Kenny Hill doesn't travel with team to Texas Tech

    TCU QB Kenny Hill doesn't travel with team to Texas Tech

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    The freshman from DeSoto started in place of sidelined Kenny Hill and ran for 84 yards and threw a touchdown pass to lead the 11th-ranked Horned Frogs to a 27-3 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , Hill is one of three TCU players who aren't traveling to Lubbock along with safety Niko Small and kicker Jonathan Song .
  • Rumours about Dar's resignation are fake: minister

    Rumours about Dar's resignation are fake: minister

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    PM House spokesperson Mussadik Malik said that the prime minister was already running the affairs of the ministry due to illness of Dar, who is London for treatment. Tarin resigned from the ministry on 23 February 2010 to "raise equity from the market for Silkbank", which while working at finance ministry was "a clear conflict of interest".
  • Nigerian president sends condolences to Iran over natural disaster

    Nigerian president sends condolences to Iran over natural disaster

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    Pakistani president and the prime minister had sent messages of solidarity with the Iranian people and offered all possible support by Pakistan in this hour of need. A 7.3-magnitude quake rattled the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night, leaving nearly 450 people dead. Senator Bernie Sanders and four Democratic senators demanded that the State Department partially wave sanctions on Iran to assist the estimated 70,00 people who lost their homes following the 7.3-magnitude quake ...
  • Congress Working Committee to meet on Monday on Rahul elevation

    Congress Working Committee to meet on Monday on Rahul elevation

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    Though this was attributed to the leadership's preoccupation with the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat elections, most senior leaders were of the view that Rahul should be elevated before the Gujarat polls. When recently it became clear that Congress has finally decided on Rahul Gandhi's Presidency, there was a view that he should be taking over as Party President only after November 19, the 100th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi.
  • Trump hits Clinton as 'biggest loser;' Clinton questions legitimacy of election

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    Of source, as Trump tells Clinton to get on with her life, the president has tweeted dozens of times about the former Democratic presidential nominee since defeating her last November in the election. In the interview, Hillary had pointed towards the Russian meddling and the outcome it had in the United States elections. To put that in perspective: He's mentioned it three out of every four days.
  • Church to host Thanksgiving Eve service

    Church to host Thanksgiving Eve service

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    Plainfield Community Annual Thanksgiving Dinner- Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Guilford Township Community Center, 1500 S. Center St., Plainfield. Last year, GracePoint's 50-plus volunteers served almost 300 meals on-site at the church and delivered more than 125 meals around town. This is Janet Easley's 36th year preparing and delivering meals for the Watkins Family Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

    AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

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    A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side. "Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many", the statement said. The post continues, "He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted". According to Angus Young , Malcolm started battling symptoms of dementia before they made their 2008 album Black Ice, but he was "still capable of knowing what he wanted to do".
  • Kern County unemployment rate declines in October

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    Statewide, the jobless rate fell back to the range of lows seen in the late spring and summer months this year. The county reported a revised 3.6% in September and 4% in October 2016. Tulare County farms lost 4,200 jobs month-over-month, while nonfarm industries lost 100 jobs. EDD said six of California's 11 major industry sectors added a combined 35,700 jobs in October, with the leisure and hospitality segment leading the way with a gain of 15,300.
  • IAF Personnel Martyred, Five Militants Killed in Bandipora Encounter

    IAF Personnel Martyred, Five Militants Killed in Bandipora Encounter

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    Security forces cordoned off and launched a search operation in Chandergeer village in Hajin area of the district after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said. "As they approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter". According to officials, the slain IAF commando was part of the joint team that took on militants in the village.
  • Labour votes for new leader in Scotland

    Labour votes for new leader in Scotland

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    She said in an interview with the BBC that it was time to "pass on the baton" to someone else, stating that it was time for someone with "fresh energy, drive and a new mandate" to take over, adding she wanted to step down in time for the new leader to settle in before the next Holyrood vote in 2021.
  • Rafale deal: Defence Minister rejects Opposition's charge as 'shameful'

    Rafale deal: Defence Minister rejects Opposition's charge as 'shameful'

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    Yesterday, the Indian Air Force had said that there was "no overpricing" in the Rafale purchase as the government had "negotiated a very good" deal for the French fighter aircraft. Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa had said in the annual press conference of IAF that full squadron strength will be reached by 2032. "Allegations relating to the Rafale deal are shameful, the deal was finalised following a transparent procedure", Sitharam countered.