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Indian students going to the USA has doubled over the last decade but those coming from United States to India fall by 5% in 2016, says a global report. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the number of international students in the United States increased by three percent over the prior year, and the number of American students studying overseas increased by four percent from the prior year.
  • Trump offers to 'mediate' in sea dispute

    Trump offers to 'mediate' in sea dispute

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    I have done plenty of it from both sides. China claims almost all of the strategically vital sea, through which $5 trillion in shipping trade passes annually. The offer could irritate the Chinese government as it has repeatedly said the United States has no role to play in what it insists is a series of bilateral issues.
  • North Korean soldier shot while defecting to South Korea

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    The two were meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit of Asia Pacific leaders in the Vietnamese city of Danang. The four-day exercise in the western Pacific involves three flattops - USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt - and seven South Korean vessels including three destroyers.
  • Duterte briefly meets Trump in APEC session

    Duterte briefly meets Trump in APEC session

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    Randy Hultgren asked Trump to highlight the human rights situation in the Philippines in his upcoming visit to Manila for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. "In the South China Sea, apart from China, there are also rival claims by Taiwan, Vietnam , the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei". Early in his presidency, when he would bash the U.S.in retaliation for criticism from former President Barack Obama, Duterte would often invoke America's "historical crimes" such as the ...
  • One Nation Senator Senator sensationally abandons Pauline Hanson

    One Nation Senator Senator sensationally abandons Pauline Hanson

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    Anning's defection means One Nation has lost three senators in just 16 months. Polling published in The Courier-Mail at the weekend showed strong support for One Nation in various regional and fringe seats with a vote of more than 20% in some, although it would not have won any of the seats on the figures.
  • Rarely seen 'living fossil' frilled shark caught off Algarve coast

    Rarely seen 'living fossil' frilled shark caught off Algarve coast

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    The prehistoric shark, called the frilled shark, is one of the oldest - nearly present since 80 million years - and reportedly the creepiest one still thriving under the ocean waters. The shark was caught at a depth of 701 meters near the resort of Portimao. Scientists date it back to the Cretaceous Period - when the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops roamed the planet.
  • Salman Khan Shares First Look Of Race 3, Twitter Can't Keep Calm!

    Salman Khan Shares First Look Of Race 3, Twitter Can't Keep Calm!

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    He shared a team photo of " Race 3 " and wrote, "Baki sab toh Theek Hai but look at how hot, cool, sweet, charming & sexy is rameshji looking in this Race 3 ke team pic mein". The project is helmed by Remo D'Souza. The last outing of Salman and Jacqueline was the super hit movie of Sajid Nadiadwala's " Kick " which released in 2014.
  • Box office collection of 'Golmaal Again' reaches Rs 198 crore!

    Box office collection of 'Golmaal Again' reaches Rs 198 crore!

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    Golmaal Again , which has now entered Rs 200 crore club, has already set high targets for yet to release two other most awaited movies - Padmavati and Tiger Zinda Hai. After seeing its first-week collection, trade analysts in B-Town predicted that Golmaal Again would cross the Rs 300-crore mark at the worldwide box office in its second week.
  • Delhi odd-even: Decision on exemption for women, two-wheelers likely today

    Delhi odd-even: Decision on exemption for women, two-wheelers likely today

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    Delhi's Transport Minister had, on Saturday, said that the review petition would be filed. We can not take risks. On Saturday, the NGT made a decision to allow the odd-even scheme with the rider that no exemption except health emergency would be permitted; the EPCA mandate also has a clause which says that exemptions in the odd-even scheme should be minimised.
  • Idea, Vodafone India to sell tower business to ATC Telecom Infrastructure

    Idea, Vodafone India to sell tower business to ATC Telecom Infrastructure

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    The revenue per subscriber fell 6.6 per cent QoQ to Rs 132 from 141 in June quarter. Idea said that it is on course to introduce its own VoLTE - "Voice over LTE" by early calendar year 2018. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announced they are selling the tower business to ATC Telecom Infrastructure for Rs 78.5 billion. "We expect the addition of these two high quality portfolios [Vodafone India and Idea Cellular] to be highly complementary to our existing assets, and to contribute to ...
  • 5-Magnitude Quake Hits Costa Rica's West Coast

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    A strong natural disaster, measuring 6.5 according to a United States seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The National Weather Service said there was no threat of a tsunami . "When we were trying to get out of the house it started to shake again very strongly", she said.
  • Livery Driver Attacked With Hockey Stick, Crashes, Dies

    Livery Driver Attacked With Hockey Stick, Crashes, Dies

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    The driver continued in his vehicle until he crashed into a center divider on West Street at the intersection with Horatio Street in the West Village, police said. No arrests have been made as the New York City Medical Examiner's office works to determine the Tolk's exact cause of death. Kosugi was arrested Sunday morning and charged with manslaughter, NY police said.
  • Justin Trudeau charms Manila while ordering fast food

    Justin Trudeau charms Manila while ordering fast food

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    With the Trans-Pacific Partnership now back in the negotiating phase Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to shift her focus to a trade deal with the European Union. He said the New Zealand and Canadian governments share common values on climate change, feminist foreign policy and progressive trade. During the meeting, Ardern publicly invited her Canadian counterpart to visit New Zealand.
  • Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults

    Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults

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    Trump appears to have had his feelings hurt by a statement issued by the North Korean foreign ministry referring to him as an old lunatic. In September Kim described Trump as a "mentally deranged US dotard " whom he would tame with fire.
  • Stabbed during robbery attempt at Mall of America Macy's store

    Stabbed during robbery attempt at Mall of America Macy's store

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    When the victim confronted the suspect, the suspect drew a knife and stabbed the victim. Another man in his party responded to the victim's cries for help and was also stabbed. "Kind of drew attention to himself". "Some other shoppers ran towards the screaming", tweeted Jolene Situma. One Twitter user wrote: "Just lived through the scariest experience of my life".
  • Our Defence Affairs Are Not Negotiable: Iran FM to Macron

    Our Defence Affairs Are Not Negotiable: Iran FM to Macron

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    On Thursday, Macron said during a visit to Dubai that he was "very concerned" by Iran's ballistic missile programme, mentioning a missile fired from Yemen and intercepted by Saudi Arabia earlier this month. " Allegations raised by some Persian Gulf states with the aim of tarnishing the image of the Islamic Republic " shouldn't sway France, Qassemi said.
  • Ottawa Redblacks celebrate touchdown by performing all-human limbo

    Ottawa Redblacks celebrate touchdown by performing all-human limbo

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    Up north in the CFL playoffs, the Ottawa Redblacks outdid any National Football League team this season with a limbo celebration after a first-quarter touchdown by Diontae Spencer, who was the limbo stick after scoring. The Redblacks were presented with a glorious scoring opportunity when returner Christion Jones lost a fumble on Saskatchewan's 19-yard line. Unfortunately, the Redblacks wouldn't score again until the third quarter.
  • Abe pushes for early entry into force of TPP trade deal

    Abe pushes for early entry into force of TPP trade deal

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    But while Japan has been lobbying hard for a quick agreement to move ahead, Canada, New Zealand and Malaysia are among countries that have appeared less enthusiastic to hurry. The original TPP deal was worked out after years of painful negotiations. Now that the United States is out of the picture, the 11 nations represent about a third of that, or about 13.5 per cent.
  • Duterte, Turnbull meet on ASEAN Summit sidelines

    Duterte, Turnbull meet on ASEAN Summit sidelines

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    With China increasingly assuming an aggressive posture towards its neighbours and unabashedly staking claim to nearly all of the South China Sea, many in the region are looking to countries like India to possibly counterbalance China. "We are ready to work with the Philippines to seize these opportunities to take our bilateral relations forward and break new ground in our friendship and cooperation".
  • Disqualify Thomas Chandy: BJP to Governor

    Disqualify Thomas Chandy: BJP to Governor

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    The Government will take appropriate action on the basis of the district collector's report", said CPI's State secretary Kanam Rajendran on Saturday. Chandy is in the line of fire over the alleged encroachment of land and backwaters for building supplementary amenities for a resort he owns in Alappuzha district.
  • Another Alwar lynching: Cow vigilantes attack Muslim youths, one killed

    Another Alwar lynching: Cow vigilantes attack Muslim youths, one killed

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    One of the two victims, identified as Ummar Khan died in the attack while his companion Tahir Khan is battling for his life in a private hospital, said a News18 report. Police said Khan, along with two others, was transporting cattle in a vehicle on November 10. The police have filed a case under the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter) Act.
  • South Korea and China will peacefully solve the DPRK issue

    South Korea and China will peacefully solve the DPRK issue

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    The three flattops are the USS Ronald Reagan , Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt. Meanwhile, Cheong Wa Dae said the country has also asked the Chinese side to handle North Korean defectors in China with a humanitarian approach, a request apparently seeking the passage of North Korean defectors to South Korea .
  • Medical marijuana approved for PTSD treatment in New York State

    Medical marijuana approved for PTSD treatment in New York State

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    Virtually every state in the nation with a medical marijuana program allows for the treatment of PTSD. Cuomo announced the new laws as he prepared to march in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City. Those who served can now show their pride with new license plates called the honor series, featuring military logos and the American flag. "This country is not this country without the work of the veterans".
  • Trump offers to mediate on South China Sea dispute

    Trump offers to mediate on South China Sea dispute

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    He acknowledged China's position on the South China Sea, and said he knew Vietnam had a dispute with China over the strategic waterways, adding, "I am a very good mediator and a very good arbitrator and am willing to help", the local media reported.
  • Massive 7.3 quake strikes Iraq-Iran border

    Massive 7.3 quake strikes Iraq-Iran border

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    The epicenter of the natural disaster was located 204 kilometers (127 miles) north-east of Iraq's Baghdad, and 108 kilometers west of Iran's Kermanshah at a depth of 10 kilometers. Eight villages were damaged. "Rescue teams have been dispatched to those areas", local media report. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
  • Ardern keeps pressure on Turnbull over Manus Island

    Ardern keeps pressure on Turnbull over Manus Island

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    The two are expected to meet during the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Manila, the Philippines, where Asia Pacific leaders have gathered following the Apec meeting in Vietnam. "I see the need and the role New Zealand needs to play", she said. It was her strongest statement to date against the unfolding crisis. Ms Ardern's tough stance on Australia's treatment of the 400 refugees on Manus Island has made global headlines.
  • Clapper: Downplaying Russia threat a 'peril' to US

    Clapper: Downplaying Russia threat a 'peril' to US

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    He said Comey, whom he fired in May as pressure was building over the Russian Federation allegations, was "a liar", and he reiterated that Putin had "vehemently" denied any meddling. After Trump's comments, the Central Intelligence Agency said its director, Mike Pompeo - who is close to Trump - stood by the January assessment, something a Central Intelligence Agency spokesman told me last week.
  • Rockefeller Christmas Tree Heads to NY

    Rockefeller Christmas Tree Heads to NY

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    The 75-foot Norway spruce from State College, Pa, has arrived at #RockefellerCenter! It is the 85th tree to adorn the plaza and the third from Pennsylvania. The lighting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29, and the tree will remain on display until Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. NBC will donate the tree to Habitat for Humanity so its lumber can be used to build homes.
  • Nepal stun Rahul Dravid-coached India in U-19 Asia Cup cricket

    Nepal stun Rahul Dravid-coached India in U-19 Asia Cup cricket

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    India and Nepal have encountered each other five times before, two in the U-19 World Cup and three in the U-19 Asia Cup where the men in blue have prevailed victorious each time. India would have backed themselves to chase this total down at the halfway stage. Top scoring for India was captain Himanshu Rana, who hit 46 off 38 balls while opening the batting.
  • At least 16 dead as boat capsizes in India

    At least 16 dead as boat capsizes in India

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    The ill-fated boat was being operated by a private company and was said to be on a trial run. Officials said 41 passengers, including 31 members of Ongole Wakers Club, were present in the boat when it overturned. The incident took place when the boat was about to reach its destination. Several teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF ) were rushed to the spot to rescue people.
  • Poland Independence Day: Thousands take part in far-right rally

    Poland Independence Day: Thousands take part in far-right rally

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    The demonstration dominated over other Independence day events in the country, a reflection of the current trend of far-right sentiment in Europe. "It's 50 to100,000 mostly football hooligans hijacking patriotism", said 50-year-old Briton Andy Eddles, a language teacher who has been living in Poland for 27 years.
  • British govt accused of hurting case of woman jailed in Iran

    British govt accused of hurting case of woman jailed in Iran

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    The Foreign Office said that Johnson and Richard Ratcliffe spoke by phone without elaborating further. But Mr Gove leapt to the defence of his ally, stating that the focus should be on the Iranian regime not Mr Johnson. He said: "This is the latest in the long list of gaffes made by our Foreign Secretary". Asked why the British citizen was in Iran when she was imprisoned, Mr Gove told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "I don't know".
  • Has $9.98 Million Stake in Philip Morris International Inc (PM)

    Has $9.98 Million Stake in Philip Morris International Inc (PM)

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    How Quickly Philip Morris International Inc . The stock increased 0.56% or $0.57 on November 10, reaching $103.02. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 18,832 shares of the company's stock worth $2,212,000 after purchasing an additional 4,123 shares in the last quarter.
  • Man killed, 4 injured in shooting at Fayetteville adult club

    Man killed, 4 injured in shooting at Fayetteville adult club

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    Akash R. Talati, 40, of Fayetteville, who owned the Diamondz Gentleman's Club, was later identified by police as the man who died. Authorities say one person who had been shot later died at a hospital. The two others were treated and released. Police have not released the names of three other people who were injured. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective J.
  • Republicans Thinking About Delaying Alabama Special Election

    Republicans Thinking About Delaying Alabama Special Election

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    In the fundraising plea, Moore says "the Obama-Clinton Machine's liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I've EVER faced". Alabama holds a special election on December 12 to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions . The Times reported that some Senate leaders were asking Ivey to move the December 12 election.
  • Several children injured in stairwell collapse in Barrio Logan

    Several children injured in stairwell collapse in Barrio Logan

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    His kids suffered minor scrapes, Saari said. A parent who did not provide his name said the stairwell collapsed after so many children were running up and down from a loft to get pizza. About 150 children were in the building and the cause of the stairwell collapse was still unclear, authorities said. The couple had headed back home to Chula Vista when one of their children called and said there had been an accident.
  • Eight-Year-Old Anita Board Has Died In Hospital

    Eight-Year-Old Anita Board Has Died In Hospital

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    Police said at the end of the run she failed to stop and struck a cement barrier. It is understood she was attempting a solo drive, which young drag racers must do to be licenced and compete in events. The Boards are a local racing family, with hundreds of messages of support coming in for the devastated family. Anita Board has been identified as the girl injured in the crash.
  • Congress leads in MP by-election

    Congress leads in MP by-election

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    The counting of votes polled in the 9 November by-election began at around 8 am amid tight security in Satna district, around 400 kilometres from Bhopal . The Congress party, in the last two decade has only lost the Chitrakoot assembly seat once in 2008 - when Prem Singh got defeated to BJP's Surendra Singh by a near margin of 722 votes.
  • RSS worker killed in Kerala's Thrissur

    RSS worker killed in Kerala's Thrissur

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    The report says that RSS worker Anand was brutally attacked by the unknown person. However, CPI (M)'s Thrissur district unit refuted the allegations charging the party with a role in the latest murder. Days back, BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan took out a protest march against what the party described as "red and jihadi terror". Since 2016, Kerala has noticed the spate of political murders and blamed each of other for the killings.
  • Trump unaware as Abe falls in bunker during golf game

    Trump unaware as Abe falls in bunker during golf game

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    As China and Japan are neighbors and major economies in Asia and the world, a stable development of China-Japan relationship conforms to the interests of both sides and also has an important influence on the region and the world at large, Xi said.
  • Spotty showers possible late Sunday

    Spotty showers possible late Sunday

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    With Sunday night low's dropping into the low 30's we can't rule out some snowflakes mixed in as well. We're tracking a cold front sweeping through the Midwest today. Skies will be cloudy, today, and there is a 30 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers changing to 70 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers in the afternoon.
  • WADA obtains Russian doping database

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    Citing two people with knowledge of the case, the paper reported the files had been leaked to WADA by a whistleblower after Russian authorities declined to hand over the information. "This new intelligence serves to reinforce our requirement of Russian authorities that they too publicly accept the outcomes so that we can all move forward in rebuilding public trust and confidence in Russian sport", WADA President Craig Reedie said in a statement.