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We Can't End AIDS Until We End the War on Drugs

Because local health officials say people still don't know what's in the community to help before and after the testing process. Anyone with multiple partners is at a higher risk. The theme for this year's World AIDS Day is "Hands Up #HIV Prevention". Local celebrities like film actress Atiqah Hasiholan, rapper Denada Tambunan and actor Ferry Landa are taking part in the #SayaBerani (I am brave) social media campaign, which aims to raise awareness among young people of the importance of ...

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Black Friday deals attract a record 154 million shoppers

This was up 18 per cent on Cyber Monday a year ago. Online shopping also continues its dynamic rise in importance but things are balancing out between brick-and-mortar and digital. Nationwide said only a third of sales were completed online yesterday. The families come and it later turns into friends who are out with each other after having thanksgiving, and have coffee and go out and shop with each other.

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Brexit hobbles United Kingdom growth outlook

The original forecast for 2019 and 2020 called for growth of 2.2% and 2.1% respectively. Hammond has already axed the deficit targets set by his predecessor George Osborne , which aimed to achieve a surplus by 2020. "We've seen these fees spiral, despite attempts to regulate them, often to hundreds of pounds", Hammond told MPs in the House of Commons. It will also extend a freeze on tax on vehicle fuel.

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Italians vote in referendum; Renzi vows to quit if he loses

The changes would weaken the upper house of the Italian Parliament, the Senato, by cutting its numbers from 315 to 100. Opponents of the changes, led by the rising populist 5 Star Movement but also ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's conservative party, argue the changes would give the prime minister too much power.

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Iraqi special forces seize more Islamic State-held neighbourhoods in Mosul

In recent months, Islamic State has suffered military setbacks and lost ground in Iraq and neighbouring Syria. He said his men also captured Qadissiyah-2, bringing to 23 the number of neighbourhoods retaken by special forces in the eastern sector since the campaign to recapture the city began on October 17.

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Firecrackers lead to Metz v Lyon in French Ligue 1 being abandoned

As soon as the explosion occurred, players from both sides gestured toward the crowd in disgust and appeared shocked by what they had seen. Referee Lionel Jaffredo subsequently took the players off the pitch, and the match was abandoned after a further 45-minute delay.

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OPEC reaches agreement on production cut

The deal also included the group's first coordinated action with non-OPEC member Russian Federation in 15 years. The price of Brent crude rose 1.3% to $52.51 a barrel, after soaring 8.8% on Wednesday. The country joined OPEC again a year ago. Oil prices rose $1 a barrel on Thursday, building on big gains made after OPEC and Russian Federation agreed to restrict production, even as analysts warned other producers were likely to top up supply.

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Samsung mulls decision to split company in two

But the world's top maker of smartphones, memory chips and TVs said it was "absolutely neutral" about whether to proceed, and provided little detail on the potential restructuring, underwhelming investors and keeping shares flat. Whatever the outcome of the corporate structure review, ideally the software and hardware sides of Samsung will remain closely connected, said Ira Grossman, CTO of end user and mobile computing for MCPc, a Cleveland-based Samsung partner.

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Canada gains 19400 part-time jobs but loses 8700 full-time positions

Employment in the financial sector increased while jobs vanished in construction, manufacturing and transportation. "What we saw were gains in part time employment, and these were largely in areas like education, and retail and wholesale trade", Rose said.

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Wall St opens lower as health stocks weigh

However, Dow Jones survived the setbacks and gave a better yearly performance than S&P500 for the first time since 2011. The recent rise in yields "is pretty remarkable, especially considering. The S&P 500 is up 21.04 points, or 1 percent. The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 notched a third straight record close on Wednesday, helped by gains in industrial stocks, while the Nasdaq lagged behind in trading ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Chancellor's Autumn Statement is "good news" for United Kingdom plastics

Britain's decision to exit from the European Union, or Brexit, following a referendum in June, means the United Kingdom will grow only 1.4 percent in 2017 and 1.7 percent in 2018, compared with forecasts in March for growth of 2.2 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively, Hammond said Wednesday.

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The clock is ticking for South Korean President Park Geun-hye

South Korea's opposition parties said they would vote Friday on a motion to impeach Park. The motion needs a two-thirds parliamentary majority; meaning 28 Saenuri representatives would have to back it even if every opposition lawmaker also were to do so.

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'Solutions' sought for animal fat in United Kingdom fiver

On Wednesday, Trupti Patel from the Hindu Forum of Britain, told the BBC: "Using a non-vegetarian source is totally and utterly unacceptable". Several Sikhs and Hindus have also urged for the note to be banned in temples, where meat products are forbidden.

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National unemployment rate falls to 9-year low

Trump likes to claim 94 million Americans are out of work and need jobs, but that's not correct. "Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences", Trump said at a speech at a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Kanye West has been released from hospital

Around the two-minute mark, someone says, "Sir, if you can just keep an eye on him ... don't let him get any weapons or anything like that". Kim Kardashian West wants "nothing more" than to have Kanye West home for Christmas. "He's had a grueling tour and it's been a grind so he just needs some rest". "It's just been hell for them", a source told Us Weekly . In addition to a strenuous work schedule, a source also told ET that Kanye had been deeply "unsettled" by his wife's terrifying ...

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Spox Dodges Question On Whether Carrier Deal Could Return To Bite Trump

And it's not about looking. back in the past. "This was where they were going to stop Trump, right", Trump said. President-elect Donald Trump has warned that USA companies will face consequences for outsourcing jobs overseas, as he touted his persuasion of one company to keep around 1000 jobs in the U.S.

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Five things to know about Samsung Electronics' holding company review

It owns 0.6 per cent of the electronics giant. Most notably, Samsung has hired advisors to conduct a six-month review on how to improve its corporate structure, including the possibility of splitting into a holding and operating company as well as listing shares overseas.

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European Union rebuffs United Kingdom call for expats' rights talks before May triggers divorce

Tusk hit back with a public letter in which he said the uncertainty had instead been caused by the decision of the British people to vote for Brexit and that the best way to dispel the fears was for Theresa May to trigger article 50 earlier than March next year.

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Saving jobs: Trump salutes Carrier, workers and himself

Pence can now claim he did not desert workers in his home state. "Americans must ignore the pessimism and embrace the optimism that has always been the central ingredient of the American character". "This to me is scary", Cowen tells Inskeep. ABC's Tom llamas traveling with Mr. Trump. The deal marked a quick win for Trump, who has spent most of his time in NY since the November 8 election building his team ahead of January's inauguration, when he will succeed Democratic President Barack ...

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Rookies Burns, Hargrave and Davis making impact for Steelers

GIANTS defense was the big story in Week 12 win, registering 7 sacks and 3 FRs, including one returned for a TD by DE Jason Pierre-Paul. Fortunately for them, that hasn't really hurt the outcome of their last several games, as the Giants have managed to string together six straight wins against the so-called "soft" part of their schedule.

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Canada adds 10700 jobs with decline in full-time work

Here are some early reactions from economists to the November jobs report , which showed 178,000 positions created in the month and a drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nine years. Economists said jobs growth could surprise on the upside, given that Hurricane Matthew, which lashed the U.S. East Coast in October, likely depressed the payrolls count in that month by as much as 40 000.

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Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Sizzle?

Mobile online shopping activity increased by a whopping 34 percent on Cyber Monday, with a total of $1.07 billion in sales. That's a 12.1 percent increase over previous year, and close to 3 percent more than Adobe was expecting. Black Friday in 2016 was noteworthy as well, with sales surpassing the $3 billion-dollar mark for the first time ($3.34 billion). However, it is true: for the first time, Cyber Monday just hit a record-breaking $3.45 billion in sales.

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Vladimir Putin signals readiness to work with Donald Trump in annual address

He said that Moscow hoped for co-operation with Washington in "confronting global terrorism". Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he gives his annual state of the nation address in Moscow on Thursday. "We have shared responsibility for ensuring worldwide stability and security", announced Russian President Vladimir Putin , delivering his address in Kremlin.

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OPEC to cut output for the first time in eight years

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Reuters that Russia will "gradually cut output" by as much as 300,000 bpd during the first half of 2017 as "technical capabilities allow". The oil price surged with demand in the 2000s reaching a record price in 2008 before the financial crisis took its toll. "They may not want to push prices to a very high levels like $80 or $100 because any such move would lead to further incentivisation of renewables which would be to their disadvantage", said ...

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United Kingdom 5-Pound Note Contains Animal Fat; Vegans Want An Overhaul

Innovia is based at Wigton in Cumbria. The new note is said to be harder to counterfeit and able to survive a spin in the washing machine but has now landed in hot water with vegans and vegetarians. Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank all confirmed that their notes contain no animal fat - unlike the Bank of England's version.

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Death toll from India train crash rises to 120

One of the passengers, Krishna Keshav, told BBC that they woke with a jolt at around 3 a.m. "It was a near-death experience for us". He also said that the Railway Ministry has collaborated with the Uttar Pradesh government to provide all necessary help.

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US woman alleges gang-rape by five men in Indian capital

But after reaching home, she told her parents about the incident, and they encouraged her to file a complaint, police sources said. She said that on the night of the incident, he entered her room with four friends, also related to the travel agency, on the pretext of discussing their next day's journey.

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Trump victory spurs several electors to vote for alternative candidates

For the second time in 16 years, a presidential candidate has won the election while losing the popular vote , all thanks to winning the Electoral College . The House of Representatives gets to choose the President when no person has a majority (Article II, Section 1). Each state would appoint all of its electors to vote for the national popular vote victor.

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Federal Ethics Agency Spent the Afternoon Sarcastically Praising Donald Trump

Government ethics experts say President-elect Donald Trump needs to divest himself completely of his business holdings to avoid any conflict of interest , and that he should give reporters legal documentation of his plan when he unveils it in two weeks.

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Long queues outside banks before weekend holiday

Taking advantage of the weekend holiday, people queued up outside banks in earnest here on Saturday for withdrawing cash to meet daily expenses. "They will have to go to their prospective banks and treasury, especially to withdraw money", he said.

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European Central Bank ready to buy bonds if Italian vote goes against Renzi

Almost six months after United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union in a historic referendum, Italy will vote in a similar poll on coming Sunday. Market turbulence will stem from the likely resignation of Renzi as prime minister if he loses the vote.

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US stores far from overwhelmed as Black Friday sales begin

EST Friday for the first time ever as it aims to grab customers ahead of its competitors. Hoping to get the special TV ticket, Kristin Higgins and her mom, Tina Hayes, both of Glens Falls, had been waiting since 4:30 p.m. Unlike many, however, it will be open all of Black Friday until midnight Saturday. At the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, "Bella's Black Friday Professionals", a group of women from the same family that WBZ-TV profiled past year, were back.

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Dow Industrials Close Above 19000 for First Time

The recent rise in yields "is pretty remarkable, especially considering. the two election surprises we've gotten this year, with Brexit in the United Kingdom and the election here". The Dow rose 67 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 19,023. The S&P 500 rose 1.74 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 2,204.68. Other indexes also closed at records.

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Jill Stein Officially Files For A Vote Recount In Michigan

He defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in MI by 10,704 votes out of almost 4.8 million ballots cast. The Wisconsin recount marked the first time in 16 years there was a candidate-driven recount of a presidential recount. Republicans say the recount will cost taxpayers far more than the $973,000 Stein must pay when filing her recount petition. Stein has raised more than $5 million online for the recount in the state, which state officials estimate will cost about $3.5 million.

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Buckingham Weighs in on Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) CEO Transition

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $69.00 target price (down previously from $73.00) on shares of Starbucks Corp.in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and worldwide copyright & trademark law.


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