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Nigel Farage, Donald Trump meeting "very productive"

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. This referred to Obama's warning that if Britain left the European Union it would struggle to broker a trade deal with the USA, something Trump has said he will prioritise.

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India ATM reset to take 'weeks': minister

Appealing to the people to bear with him for 50 days (till December 30), he said "if you find anything wrong with my intentions or my actions, hang me in public". Much of the illicit money in India is believed to be used in real estate purchases, which make up more than 6% of India's $2.1 trillion economy, according to data from by Mumbai-based consultants Liases Foras.

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Cincinnati protesters asking for retrial in Ray Tensing mistrial

Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing will remain free on a $1 million bond. The jurors first informed the judge on Friday that they were deadlocked, but they were told to continue deliberations. Attorney Al Gerhardstein, who represents the DuBose family, told CNN affiliate WCPO-TV, "They're really upset and they certainly want another trial".

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Trump's message to supporters harassing minorities: 'Stop it'

Asked whether he was going to take the president's salary, 70-year-old Trump said, "No, I'm not gonna take the salary". I'm saying that they know the system right now, but we're going to phase that out. Tonight, you will also hear from his family about whether they'll play roles in a Trump presidency. On his other big vow, Trump sounded like he wanted to have his health care policy both ways.

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Sylvester Stallone's daughters named Miss Golden Globes 2017

This is the first time three Miss Golden Globe representatives have been chosen. On his decision to honor three worthy up-and-comers, President of the HFPA Lorenzo Soria said, "Each of the lovely young women in the triad have had success, whether it be in academics, sports, or pursuing a modeling career".

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Investigations underway to trace plotters of Shah Noorani shrine blast: IG FC

So far nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack. Officials said the attack could be in retaliation to the killing of a leading militant of Jundullah terrorist group in the Hub area this week. He said the casualties have been confirmed to them by the organisers of the shrine in Lasbela. Major General Sher Afgan visited the shrine of Shah Noorani and witnessed the location of the blast.

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US to push ahead on climate pact before Trump takes over: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry made an impassioned plea Sunday for America to maintain action on global warming , despite the election of climate-change denier Donald Trump. Trump has called climate change a "hoax" and vowed to quit the landmark Paris agreement. In Antarctica , Kerry's plans called for his entourage to transfer immediately at the airstrip to a smaller military transport plane for a three-hour flight to the research station the US government operates near the South Pole .

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Troops pause in battle to take back Iraqi Christian city

The BBC gives a more extensive report on one October 21 incident in which about 10 men and a 16-year old boy who had escaped being forcibly transferred by the IS handed themselves over to a small group of men wearing police uniforms. "Disappearing" 37 men is no way for Iraqi Kurdish forces to deal with suspected ISIS members: @HRW. Many who have arrived in the camps have young children.

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What is known about the new e-mail trove

The Clinton campaign has accused FBI Director, James Comey of "blatant double standards" over the new inquiry into Hillary Clinton's email use. The FBI, it seems, has been investigating whether Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman and estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, exchanged sexually explicit messages with a minor.

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Trump confirms intention to build wall on Mexican border

But Trump's strong showing in swing states including MI meant he triumphed in the Electoral College which ultimately picks the president. On that, both men agreed Sunday, with the president-elect emphasizing that securing the border is his first immigration priority.

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Melania Trump wears all black while meeting with Michelle Obama

Continuing a Washington victory tour of sorts after his presidential election shocked the world, Trump and Vice president-elect Mike Pence sat down with House Speaker Paul Ryan and then with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the Republican priorities in Congress.

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Amazon ordered to issue refunds for children's in-app purchases

Amazon will start the year-long reimbursement process early next year by alerting parents of their eligibility for refunds and then reimbursing them. The complaint alleges that when Amazon introduced in-app charges to the Amazon App store in November 2011, there were no password requirements of any kind on in-app charges, including in kids' games and other apps that appeal to children.

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Ohio prosecutor weighs options after ex-officer's mistrial

The case has sparked outrage in the OH community, a fact made evident by the 1000 protesters who marched through the streets of downtown after the mistrial was announced. The shooting is among those across the nation that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks. To convict Tensing of murder, jurors would have had to find he purposely killed DuBose.

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Army jawan killed in ceasefire violation in J&K's Keran sector

A jawan hailing from a remote village in Bah area was killed on Saturday in ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district. They also resorted to firing of 120 mortar bombs and from automatic weapons very heavily in which civilians and security personnel were killed and a large number of people including women and children suffered injuries, he said, adding that a large number of cattle perished in the shelling and huge damage was caused to ...

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Donald Trump chooses key White House aides

Priebus has no governing experience in Washington . What Trump White House jobs could Christie get now? "President-elect Trump's choice of Steve Bannon as his top aide signals that White Supremacists will be represented at the highest levels in Trump's White House ", the spokesman said in a statement.

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Taliban vehicle bomb kills 4 at German consulate in Afghanistan

The first blast initiated the attack and was followed by gunfire. "The suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden auto into the wall of the German consulate", said local police chief Sayed Kamal Sadat. Steinmeier said fighting took place "on the premises and inside the consulate". But he said security forces at the consulate prevented insurgents from storming the compound.

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Will take only $1 salary as President, says Donald Trump

In the wide-ranging interview Trump also said he's still deciding whether to ask FBI Director James Comey for his resignation. "It's law", he said. "They've been settled. "I found him to be terrific. You know, I mean, I know how to do this stuff", Trump said. "But we're getting them out of our country". Trump said he believes he's a "sober" person, not the "wild man" he believes the media has made him out to be.

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China's president to Donald Trump: Cooperation is 'the only correct choice'

In his first telephonic conversation since Trump won the USA presidential election last week, Xi congratulated him on his election victory, state-run CCTV reported. -China relations can "definitely achieve greater development". Although there are concerns about a trade war, Chinese state media and many experts here believe Trump will not do much to challenge China's geopolitical rise.

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Refugee resettlement deal offers hope at last

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that the United States had "agreed to consider referrals" from the United Nations refugee agency on Australia's refugees. "These people should have been brought to Australia, and they should have been brought here as quickly as possible- but at least now, they'll be going to some safe country, and not being left indefinitely in limbo".

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No Pinoy casualties in Afghan NATO base bomb attack

Last December, a motorcycle-riding Taliban suicide bomber killed six United States soldiers near Afghanistan's largest U.S. military base. "So the sooner people realise there's a better way to resolve differences, the sooner the world will be able to move more effectively in a better direction".

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Judge wants Amazon to refund unauthorized in-app purchases made by children

The case brought against Amazon in the USA by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled part of the blame for unauthorised purchases on Kindle and Android devices on changes to the payment flow in November 2011, which allowed in-app purchases but didn't require the user to enter a password.

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Coronation Street and Hustle star Robert Vaughn has died aged 83

Born in NY to show business parents, Vaughn first gained attention for his Oscar-nominated role in the 1959 movie The Young Philadelphians . Vaughn's lengthy list of credits include " Magnificent Seven ", "Bullitt ", " Towering Inferno " and television roles in " Hustle " and " Coronation Street ".

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Homeless have VIP seats for pope's Mass in St. Peter's

Now, in a recent interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica , Pope Francis has gone one step further. In it, Pope Francis told Scalfari his main concern was for refugees and migrants. At the event, Pope Francis also called on activists "to revitalize, to re-found the democracies that are going through a crisis" as a result of the concentration of power in the hands of elites.

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5 killed in London early morning tram derailment

Liam Lehane of the London Ambulance Service described numerous people hurt as "walking wounded" but said others suffered serious injuries. Wednesday's crash is believed to be the first tram crash involving fatalities on board since 1959, when two women passengers and the driver died after a tram caught fire in Shettleston Road, Glasgow, following a collision with a lorry.

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Southgate refers to England defender's 'stupidty'

I was really pleased to be given the task to pick up the job in a hard situation and I feel we've prepared the team really well. "I've loved it. I've really enjoyed the role and the responsibility, the challenge of every part of it". "I enjoy winning. The person I am in a situation with press or outside meeting people is different to the animal that wants to win football matches", he said .

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Air pollution: NGT directs setting up of monitoring panels

While recent Diwali fireworks in New Delhi have been brought into question as part of the reason for why the city's pollution levels hit "severe" levels on Monday and over the weekend, officials say the biggest contribution to the pollution levels has been the fires burning in the neighbouring regions of Punjab and Haryana.

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Ezekiel Elliott burns Steelers on 83-yard receiving touchdown

After last week's conservative play-calling, expect Todd Haley to open up the offense and go no-huddle throughout. "He is totally committed to doing the very best thing to win the game". With the help of a facemask penalty on the Steelers , the Cowboys gained 15 more yards. Stephen Elliott is a NCAA football and Cowboys columnist at EndZoneScore.

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Trump announces plan to deport 3 million immigrants

Trump also told " 60 Minutes " that the border wall, which was one of the centerpieces of his campaign platform, could be part wall and "some fencing", in accordance with what congressional Republicans have proposed. Trump said it was "very successfully done". He has stressed his desire to deport "criminal aliens" and said that he would deport families "in a very humane way".

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Magnitude 7.8 quake rocks New Zealand

In the aftermath of the quake the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management warned a destructive tsunami was possible and urged those in eastern parts of the country in low lying areas or near the coast to move. Listed property investor Precinct Properties New Zealand, which has six buildings in Wellington plus the Bowen Campus under redevelopment, was quick to put out notice to the NZX before trading began, saying "while no major damage has been reported based on external visual ...

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Obama, Trump to set differences aside for White House meeting

According to the Associated Press , Donald Trump refused to let a group of journalists travel with him during the meeting, breaking long-standing tradition. Trump and his senior aides will also start to receive daily briefings by US intelligence officials, the White House said. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was spotted by the White House pool taking a walk on the White House grounds with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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Huge maritime option ahead of moves to resettle refugees to US

The ABC reports that now there are 872 people in Australia's processing center on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and 390 people in the Nauru center. Any refugee who refuses to go to the USA would be given a 20-year visa to stay on Nauru, a tiny impoverished atoll with a population of 10,000 people, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said.

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At least 2 dead in New Zealand quake

A major natural disaster rocked South Island of New Zealand in the wee hours of Monday, followed by a series of strong aftershocks and a tsunami warning . Officials from the island's second-largest town, Dunedin, has issued a state of emergency. The prime minister said waves of about 6.6 feet hit the coast but the tsunami threat had since been downgraded to coastal warnings.

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Assange to be questioned at embassy in London

However, the Swedish deputy prosecutor in the case, Ingrid Isgren, will be present at the interrogation, together with a Swedish police officer. It is thought the interview could end a four-year deadlock since Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy.

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Anti-Trump Demonstrations Continue; Man Shoots Protester In Portland

Authorities said "burning projectiles" were thrown at police and vandalism and assault had taken place during the rally, which organizers had billed as peaceful earlier in the day. "Marriage equality is not up for debate", Spray said. Thirty people out of hundreds were taken into custody in Los Angeles Wednesday night and Thursday morning and in some cases, force was used, said Officer Tony Im of the LAPD's Media Relations Section.

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Rafizi jailed 18 months for breach of OSA

Najib has denied any wrongdoing since the allegations of massive fraud in the fund erupted a year ago. "The conviction and sentence will create a unsafe chill on free speech and result in a more repressive, opaque and unaccountable government", it said in a statement.


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