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Nel-Peters graduated from North West University and plans to use her title to support women's self-defense. The women were then whittled down to contestants representing South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, Jamaica and Colombia. She also discussed income inequality, talking about the wage gap affecting women in the workplace. Nel-Peters developed a program called Unbreakable that trains women in self-defense.
  • Syria activists: Government attacks outside Damascus kill 19

    Syria activists: Government attacks outside Damascus kill 19

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    As many as 34 people were killed when a Russian warplane pounded a Daesh-held village in Deir El Zor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Sunday. Attacks on Eastern Ghouta over the past two weeks have killed more than 100 people, the Syrian Observatory said. Backed by Russia's decisive military support, Assad's government has regained control of 55 percent of the country, including major cities Damascus, Aleppo, Homs and Hama, and around two-thirds of the ...
  • Melania Trump Never Wanted To Be First Lady

    Melania Trump Never Wanted To Be First Lady

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    In spite of arriving - nearly against her will - in such a public position, said Ellison, "much of Melania Trump's life has remained in the shadows". "And I think she understood he was going to be unhappy if he didn't run". She also said she loved Ireland and the Irish people and is enjoying her time on the Emerald Isle.
  • Faulty EVMs, names missing from voter's list mar UP civic polls: Highlights

    Faulty EVMs, names missing from voter's list mar UP civic polls: Highlights

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    Many names missing in published voter lists were added within one week, he said. There were complaints of names missing from the voters' lists at a few places. Marlena on Thursday told reporters that cases of EVM malfunctioning were also reported during polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. The local body elections will serve as a popularity test for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath almost eight months after the BJP was elected to power in a landslide victory.
  • Messi & Barcelona left fuming by incredible missed goal error

    Messi & Barcelona left fuming by incredible missed goal error

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    MADRID (AP) - Barcelona salvaged a late draw at second-place Valencia to maintain a four-point lead at the top of the Spanish league on Sunday. At the other end, Zaza struck a shot wide, and minutes later Goncalo Guedes wriggled past Samuel Umtiti before his attempted pull-back was smothered by visiting Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
  • Law minister Zahid Hamid quits, tenders resignation to PM

    Law minister Zahid Hamid quits, tenders resignation to PM

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    The protesters that gathered in Faizabad were from the groups Tehreek-i-Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) and the Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST). "Our main demand has been accepted", Ejaz Ashrafi, spokesman of the Tahreek-e-Labaik group, told Reuters. The military leadership, during a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at PM House in Islamabad, called for a peaceful solution of the sit-in and to refrain from any use of force.
  • Susan Sarandon thinks Hillary Clinton would have been 'very dangerous' as president

    Susan Sarandon thinks Hillary Clinton would have been 'very dangerous' as president

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    But that was just one glimpse of a fairly emotional and strident definition, and there was a period when young women didn't want that label", she told the Guardian . Sarandon told the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidential column: "Some of the women who have come forward have had other (experiences with) men, equally severe, and can not go through it again".
  • Suspect shot at mall after pointing fake gun at officer

    Suspect shot at mall after pointing fake gun at officer

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    The incident happened just before 5:00 p.m.at the Parks Mall in Arlington Texas . One officer was working for the Parks Mall while off-duty to investigate theft at the Sunglass Hut. The suspect, who police said is in his early 20s, was rushed to a local hospital. Two officers at the mall initially responded to the scene. The same post reported one person the police referred to as a suspect was involved in the shooting.
  • Singing 'Oh, Christmas Tree' ... then cutting it down

    Singing 'Oh, Christmas Tree' ... then cutting it down

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    They gather in a circle around the tree, holding hands, and sing "Oh, Christmas Tree". Co-owner and Operator Toby Brown said they have both Fraser fir greens and flocked Fraser fir trees, those are the ones that look like they are snow covered.
  • Vandalism at 5 churches being probed as possible bias crimes

    Vandalism at 5 churches being probed as possible bias crimes

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    The perpetrators destroyed the outside of the buildings overnight from Friday into Saturday, including shattering a stained glass window and damaging or breaking exterior signs, according to prosecutors. Carol Lynn Paterson of Calvary Baptist Church . "Unfortunately, acts like these have the potential to divide our communities even further. As a community, we must resist that temptation and seize this opportunity to unite our community around all that is good".
  • Trump lashes out at Democrats over Russian Federation investigation

    Trump lashes out at Democrats over Russian Federation investigation

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    That was sparked by the revelation, first reported by the New York Times on Wednesday, that lawyers for Flynn have told lawyers for Trump that they are no longer communicating with them about Mueller's investigation. Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser in February after White House officials concluded that he had misled them about the nature of his contacts during the transition period with the Russian ambassador to the US.
  • Las Vegas Massacre Survivor Killed in Hit-and-Run

    Las Vegas Massacre Survivor Killed in Hit-and-Run

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    The driver fled the scene in a Chevrolet Camaro, Nevada Highway Patrol said. 17 when he was hit by a auto in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.He was walking on the roadway when he got hit by a Chevrolet Camaro that fled the scene, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
  • Girl receives flowers from father five years after his death

    Girl receives flowers from father five years after his death

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    A card decorated with butterflies that accompanied the flowers had a lovely message from her dad, who told her to respect her mother and that "I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I'll be". In the letter, her father wrote she will always be his "most precious jewel" and that he will be with her at every milestone. Sellers said the gift's, while special, make birthdays tough.
  • Arrest made after shooting on Florida Turnpike injures 2

    Arrest made after shooting on Florida Turnpike injures 2

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    Both gunshot victims were transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center. Montes did not immediately say why officials believe road rage may have triggered the shooting. Troopers said their auto had several bullet holes on the right side of the vehicle. Troopers said Donald contacted law enforcement earlier Sunday and after troopers interviewed him, he was placed under arrest.
  • England let themselves down with the bat, concedes Moeen Ali

    England let themselves down with the bat, concedes Moeen Ali

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    I'm disappointed with myself really that I got out in that fashion. Talking about the incident, the English cricketer said, "If I was bowling, I would want it out". In the first couple of days we played quite well. "I don't think you can clearly say there is something not behind the line, and the benefit of the doubt must go to the batsman in my opinion", he further added.
  • NSW One Nation supporters fly in to Qld

    NSW One Nation supporters fly in to Qld

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    Throughout the campaign Ms Hanson has frequently said, "I'm not the party leader in Queensland" but that hasn't been enough to clear it up. That's the view of Griffith University political expert Paul Williams, who believes One Nation is at risk of wasting the political capital it gained from the party's wins at last year's federal election.
  • Two injured, reports of shots fired at NY mall

    Two injured, reports of shots fired at NY mall

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    Two people have reportedly suffered gunshot wounds in an incident at a NY shopping mall. Police later said that a gun accidentally discharged and the injuries came from glass shards after the bullet went through a pane of glass. Details are still very sketchy, but the shooting was reported by the American Eagle store. The occurrence comes after customers overwhelmed shopping centers over the US for Black Friday bargains.
  • State police holiday traffic patrols to conclude tonight

    State police holiday traffic patrols to conclude tonight

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    A woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Wednesday on Route 6 in Killingly. State troopers are patrolling roads and highways across CT focusing on drunken driving violations and aggressive drivers, according to a news release, supplementing the normal patrol force with additional troopers.
  • Shoppers Evacuated From NY Mall Amid Reports of Shooting: State Police

    Shoppers Evacuated From NY Mall Amid Reports of Shooting: State Police

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    The reported shooting happened Sunday around 3:15 p.m.at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Manhattan. The police response comes on a busy weekend at the mall following Black Friday, the start of the holiday shopping season. As this story is breaking, more information will be updated as made available .
  • Donald Trump on Ivanka's Roy Moore response: 'Do you believe this?'

    Donald Trump on Ivanka's Roy Moore response: 'Do you believe this?'

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    He shot way up in the polls but it wasn't enough. "Liberal Jones", Trump wrote , "would be BAD!" In his first extensive remarks on the matter this week, Trump emphasized that the Alabama Republican had denied the women's claims and asserted that he did not want a Democrat to win the Senate race.
  • Pelosi Won't Say If Conyers, Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Should Step Down

    Pelosi Won't Say If Conyers, Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Should Step Down

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    Is it two? I think there has to be-John Conyers is an icon in our country. "As John reviews his case", she added, "I believe. he will do the right thing". "All of these nondisclosure agreements have to go", Pelosi said. Pelosi's glowing praise of the embattled Conyers mimics the rapturous plaudits showered on him by his longtime ally, Congresswoman Maxine Waters .
  • Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence increased

    Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence increased

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    Steenkamp's family were also absent but welcomed the revised term - the minimum 15 years prescribed for murder, minus the time Pistorius has already served - and said it showed justice could prevail in South Africa. Koen said her parents have closure as the legal process is concerned, but they'll miss her every day. He remains, she said, "a good candidate" for rehabilitation.
  • Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani Talks on Syria 'Just the Beginning' - Turkish Party

    Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani Talks on Syria 'Just the Beginning' - Turkish Party

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    The leaders of Russia , Iran and Turkey met Wednesday to discuss the prolonged Syrian crisis, optimistic about a political settlement that would end the six-year war and restore lasting peace and stability in war-torn Syria . Earlier in the day, Erdogan stressed the "need to make significant progress on the political solution". "There is a real chance to put an end to this yearslong civil war", Putin said .
  • Social media unblocked: Facebook, Twitter restored in Pakistan

    Social media unblocked: Facebook, Twitter restored in Pakistan

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    It directed the channels to exhibit utmost sensitivity on the matter, comply with Clause 8 (8) of Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015, in letter and spirit, and refrain from live coverage of the ongoing operation at Faizabad, Islamabad .
  • Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Warns Europe of Missile Attacks

    Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Warns Europe of Missile Attacks

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    The US says Iran's missile programme is a breach of worldwide law because the missiles could carry nuclear warheads in the future. "We are following a strategic doctrine", Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, according to Fars. Iran's recent ballistic missile activities have been a cause of concern for the western world, particularly the US. "But we have not given them missiles".
  • Over 30 individuals injured in explosion in Eastern China

    Over 30 individuals injured in explosion in Eastern China

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    A "huge tremor" was felt in the vicinity when it hit, CGTN, a network operated by CCTV, wrote on Twitter. Windows were shattered and walls of buildings up to a kilometre away had holes left in them by the blast, the agency added. The state broadcaster said it was not a gas explosion, without elaborating further. No residents lived at site of explosion, but there might be garbage collectors working inside at time of explosion.
  • Israeli minister resigns over sabbath work

    Israeli minister resigns over sabbath work

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    Netanyahu was reportedly seeking to persuade Litzman not to resign by offering backing for various measures the health minister and his supporters favour. The national rail company says some Sabbath work is necessary in the interests of public safety and to avoid congestion on roads. He said "as a minister in Israel, I can't maintain the ministerial responsibility" of government-sanctioned Sabbath desecration that contradicts the 'holy values of the Jewish people '.
  • Three boys among five dead after stolen vehicle crashes in Leeds

    Three boys among five dead after stolen vehicle crashes in Leeds

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    Their families have been informed, police said. Only one vehicle was involved in the crash, he said, but it was not yet clear whether all five victims and two suspects had been in the auto. Five people, including three boys, have died after a stolen auto hit a tree in West Yorkshire. The police force earlier warned residents not to approach the area.
  • Philly Mayor Calls Trump A 'Bully' For Ending Immigration Program

    Philly Mayor Calls Trump A 'Bully' For Ending Immigration Program

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    Kenney said. "This country used to be a country of compassion and empathy and it is now a country of anger and divisiveness". He said deporting these immigrants will be a detrement to the local economy. They pledged to fight to restore TPS for Haitians and other foreign nationals. Haitians granted immunity under the program known as TPS (Temporary Protective Status) will no longer be protected from deportation beginning in July 2019.
  • Four soldiers die in Mali ambush

    Four soldiers die in Mali ambush

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    Suspected jihadists attacked peacekeepers carrying out on an operation with Malian defense forces in Indelimane, 43 miles west of Menaka near the border with Niger, on Friday, the officials said. Guterres reaffirmed the world organization's steadfast support for the Malian people in their quest for peace and stability in Mali and in the Sahel region, the statement said.
  • Monchengladbach beat Bayern, Schalke shock Dortmund in German Bundesliga

    Monchengladbach beat Bayern, Schalke shock Dortmund in German Bundesliga

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    Bayern still lead on 29 points but the defeat cut their advantage to three points, with RB Leipzig now on 26 after their 2-0 win over Werder Bremen. The hosts had not one shot on target but they were nonetheless able to break the deadlock against the run of the game as Niklas Suele caused a handball penalty allowing Thorgan Hazard to open the scoring from the spot with 39 minutes into the game.
  • Youth pastor allegedly kills family on Thanksgiving

    Youth pastor allegedly kills family on Thanksgiving

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    Authorities identified the victims as Jeanett Gattis , 58; her daughter Candice "Candy" Kunze, 30; and Kunze's boyfriend, Andrew Buthorn , 36. All three victims died of gunshot wounds that had sprung out just before midnight. Gattis is spending what's left of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in jail. Neighbours said Kunze recently moved back home from OR, with Buthorn joining her.
  • Drunk, naked driver rams into tree while having sex, troopers say

    Drunk, naked driver rams into tree while having sex, troopers say

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    The crash happened about 6 p.m.in the 46800 block of Mountain Highway East. Bova told the Independent she believed the couple was scrambling to locate their clothes before police arrived. The man arrested for having sex while driving with a baby in the backseat in Washington this week had a long history with the law, CBS News reported.
  • Man seriously injured in shark attack off Monterey County

    Man seriously injured in shark attack off Monterey County

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    According to the sheriff's office, the man had been spearfishing under the surface of the water when he was attacked. Silveira says the man's leg was intact but the bite was serious. Cal Fire units helped evacuate Stillwater Cove and signs were posted to notify beachgoers. The water was cleared at Carmel shortly after the attack and beaches from Stillwater Cove to Carmel remain closed as of press time.
  • Bali's Mt Agung volcano erupts again

    Bali's Mt Agung volcano erupts again

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    Jetstar and Qantas have cancelled flights in and out of Bali after Mt Agung erupted again, even though Indonesian authorities say it's safe to fly to the island, according to Perth Now. "International Ngurah Rai airport operated normally and the tourism sector remains safe", he told Xinhua in a text message. And an exclusion zone around the volcano extends 7.5km from the crater in some locations.
  • Putin signs Russia's 'foreign agents' media law

    Putin signs Russia's 'foreign agents' media law

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill allowing Russia to register worldwide media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the US demand made to a Kremlin-funded TV channel. The act was denounced by the Council for human rights with the Kremlin, which said in a press release that " any foreign media could be qualified as a foreign agent in an arbitrary manner by the ministry of Justice ".