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Mahlobo invites police to probe rhino poaching allegations

So this weekend Al Jazeera had a little chat to Guan Jiang Guang, a Chinese national - and rhino horn smuggler - who claims to be able to do whatever the hell he wants, as he's friends with some pretty senior government officials. In a statement posted on the ministry's website, Mahlobo "noted with grave concern and disappointment the unfounded and slanderous allegations made against him".

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Secret Service says no weapon was found in Trump incident

Minutes later the Trump campaign's social media director Dan Scavino promoted a tweet claiming that Trump survived an assassination attempt. In a statement, Trump thanked the Secret Service , Reno and Nevada law enforcement for "their fast and professional response".

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Trump's statement banning Muslims removed from website

This is possibly the most dire sentence I have had to write in 2016, and with this win, things may only get worse for the entire world in the months to come. "We are not going anywhere, and will not be intimidated or marginalized". He said: 'It's so sad. "And all of us are genuinely anxious". "I thought Americans are supposed to be intelligent and mature".

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Civilians fleeing Mosul fighting arrive at United Nations camps

Amnesty International said "up to six" people were found dead last month in the Shura and Qayyara districts who security forces believes had ties to IS. Interior Minister Dindar Zebari said: "Nobody has been kept in unknown facilities. They are kept in identified facilities", said Dindar Zebari. The allegations were made after Iraqi security forces, with the aid of the Kurdish Peshmerga, Shiite militias and a US -led worldwide coalition, began an offensive to re-capture Mosul from the ...

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Veterans Honored in Springfield Parade and Annual Capitol Service

Army for 22 years, including two tours in Vietnam. But the meaning behind this parade runs deeper. The parade will go south on Central Avenue from its starting point at Montebello Avenue. First Responders and soldiers who served in post 9/11 events will also be acknowledged during the parade while the United States Coast Guard will serve as America's Parade featured military branch.

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Turkey warns citizens not to travel to US, cites protests

The Turkish government warned Turkish citizens in the United States or considering traveling to the U.S.to "be careful due to protests" following the election of Donald Trump. On 29 October, the US updated its travel advice to Turkey after ordering the departure of family members of employees posted to the US Consulate General in Istanbul.

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Influential Singer/Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies At 82; Rockers React

A statement from his son Adam said he " passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles ". However, the brief note did specify that a memorial will take place in Los Angeles , the city where he resided, but the date has not yet been determined.

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Scandal unites rival Koreas in fury at South Korea's leader

The Seoul Central District Court said Sunday it granted prosecutors' request for the arrest of Ahn Jong-beom, Park's former senior secretary for policy coordination who is suspected of putting pressure on companies into making large donations to nonprofit organizations controlled by a longtime friend of the president.

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Paul Ryan Calls Trump's Win the Most 'Incredible Political Feat'

Ryan said he spoke with Trump on November 8, after victory was in hand, "about the work ahead of us and the importance of bringing this country together", according to Politico. The across-the-board victories, Ryan said, give Republicans a mandate to institute change. McConnell and Ryan both avoided committing Wednesday to a list of legislative priorities for the lame duck session set to begin next week, in deference to Trump's wishes.

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Note ban has led to 'financial chaos', say bank unions

As panic spread with ATMs turning dry and thousands queuing up at banks to withdraw and exchange cash, the government has set up two separate panels- one under the Reserve Bank of India deputy governor SS Mundra and the other one, a seven member team comprising seven secretaries and joint secretaries of the finance ministry.

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South Korea prosecutors bid to question Park over scandal

How can she betray us like this? Bae Dong-san, a 45-year-old man, said Park's government has "worsened the living conditions of workers, completely messed up state governance and monopolized state affairs with her secret inner circle". In her first press conference about the case, on October 25, Park admitted she sought help from Choi for her speeches during her presidential campaign in 2012 and continued to do so after she took the office, but did not mention Choi's role in any other ...

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2 dead after M7.8 quake hits NZ

Prime Minister John Key flew over the affected area by helicopter on Monday afternoon. It triggered a tsunami alert that sent thousands of people fleeing for higher ground across large parts of the country's rugged coastline before the threat abated.

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Nowhere to mooove: 3 cows stranded by New Zealand quake

This has since been followed by a series of aftershocks, the biggest of which has registered with a magnitude of 6.3. Numerous nation's largest active wildfires have been burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens of communities.

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Obama came away with renewed confidence after Trump meeting: White House

Trump said he wouldn't rule out approaching the former USA leader for advice. As early returns came on Election Night 2012, when he mistakenly believed that Republican Mitt Romney had lost the election while winning the popular vote , Trump tweeted: "We can't let this happen".

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Blast at Balochistan Sufi shrine kills 43, IS claims responsibility

The death toll is feared to rise with women and children casulaties in the deadly blast. He said that the area is hard to access as darkness and tough mountainous terrain are hindrances to the rescue teams, and the nearest major hospital is in downtown Hub, which is located some 120 km from the blast site.

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Israel rejects French offer to take part in peace conference

Netanyahu congratulated Trump and said he looked forward to working together to " advance security, stability and peace in our region ". An Israeli government minister has provoked outrage by suggesting the result of the USA general election will lead to the end of global political will for a Palestinian state.

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No vacation for Trump who'll draw $1 salary

Trump said he's seen "a very small amount" - including "one or two instances" - of racial slurs being directed at minorities, particularly in largely white schools, since his election. We're going to save our country. Trump also made a statement on his "pro-life" stance during the "60 Minutes" interview saying that he will appoint a pro-life Supreme Court justice who will be against abortions and possibly overturn the 1973 Roe vs.

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One shot in Oregon, amid nationwide Trump protests

Cameron Whitten, who took part in the protest, said he saw four men get out of a auto and one of them had a gun. There, according to police, demonstrators used bats to smash store windows and cars, others lit fires, and on Saturday one protestor was shot (no arrest as of yet).

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Iraqi forces recapture ancient Nimrud area

The BBC also wrote, an Iraqi military statement said: "Troops from the Ninth Armoured Division liberated Nimrud town completely and raised the Iraqi flag above its buildings after inflicting loss of life and equipment on the so-called Islamic State".

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Clinton maintains narrow lead over Trump in 4 battleground states

But the drop might also foreshadow lower-than-expected turnout among the core Democratic constituencies who propelled Obama to victory in 2008 and 2012. The crowd turned its attention to the protester, screaming and booing at the man. She has maintained her comfortable edge in the Reuters/Ipsos poll and inched back into a 2-point lead over Trump in the latest Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll, which had shown Clinton falling slightly behind Trump earlier this week.

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Proposal to mute the call to prayer in Israel causes controversy

On Sunday, a ministerial panel unanimously approved a bill that would retroactively legalize unauthorized Israeli outposts built on Privately owned Palestinian land. It was drafted in response to a court order requiring the Israeli outpost of Amona, which includes about 40 families, to be evacuated by December 25 because it was built on private Palestinian land.

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Syrian army and allies advance in Aleppo

Almost 100 civilians were also killed in the fighting, the majority of them in government-held west Aleppo, where 29 children were among those killed in waves of rebel rocket fire. Syrian Governmental forces engaged terrorists in the Rashidin district of Aleppo in the morning of November 12, according to Ria Novosti. Zakaria Malahifji, head of the political office of the Fastaqim rebel group fighting in Aleppo, confirmed the army's advance.

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PM Modi's Japan visit: Ground breaking ceremony of bullet train in 2017

A Joint Statement issued later said the two Prime Ministers made a decision to cooperate on the human resource development in the manufacturing sector in India through "Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme". The Indian leader will wind up his trip in the city of Kobe on Saturday as he and Abe visit a plant that manufactures high speed bullet trains. CNDP said the deal will help India free up its uranium supplies for military use and that it will give the "final seal of legitimacy ...

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Iranian reporter Mohsen Khazaei killed in Aleppo, Syria

Four were reported killed in shelling around rebel-held Eastern Aleppo, with reports of new clashes around the frontier between government-held districts and those controlled by the rebels. He added that the army had taken three positions in Dahiyet al-Assad but that battles were under way to regain them. Government forces surrounded the city's rebel-held east in July, severing the last supply line into opposition neighbourhoods and imposing a blockade that has led to food and fuel shortages.

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Abe, Modi summit centered around contentious civilian nuclear pact, weapons exports

The pact was signed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Friday. Although India has not signed a non-proliferation treaty, contending that the NPT is discriminatory and also because it has two nuclear-armed neighbours – China and Pakistan – on two sides to reckon with, the country has declared a moratorium on nuclear testing since its last explosions in 1998.

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Obama: Historic meeting with Trump was "excellent"

There were no grip-and-grin photos of the meeting between Michelle Obama and Melania Trump and no indication of how well they interacted. Michelle Obama played an unprecedented role in the failed campaign to elect Hillary Clinton, traveling the country to make the case that Donald Trump was a poor role model for the nation's children and unfit for the presidency.

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After currency ban, Benami property holders is Modi's next 'Target'

Let them do what they want. "The country should just help me for 50 days", Modi added. "If few people still think that they can wait, then they don't know me", he said . "There are few who even dared to give me in writing (asking to relax it)". If you had asked me, should I have done it or not? Honest people will not face any problem.

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Trump signals flexibility on Obamacare, citing talk in Oval Office

On the site, Trump says he'd use high-risk pools - state insurance programs for individuals who are sick or otherwise unable to get coverage - to cover those with large medical expenses who have "not maintained continuous coverage". Trump's admission marks a significant reversal from the Republican agenda and his campaign's platform, which headlined his intention to quickly and completely repeal the law.

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Powerful Earthquake Shakes New Zealand, Killing Two, Causing Tsunami

The quake was centered 15 km northeast of Culverden, on the east of the South Island, and struck at 12:02 a.m. on Monday, according to the government's GeoNet monitoring service. The city's suburban rail network was shut while crews checked tracks, bridges and tunnels. A tsunami arrived about two hours later. It said the quake struck at a depth of 23 kilometres (14 miles), after initially putting the depth at 10 kilometres (6 miles).

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Pope asks homeless to pardon Christians who spurn the poor

Pope Francis, who earlier this year criticised the immigration policies of United States president-elect Donald Trump, repeated his concerns in an interview this morning with Rome daily, La Repubblica . "We need to break down those walls and build bridges that allow a reduction in inequality and an increase in freedom and rights". The fundamental problem, the Pope said, is inequality, which he called " the greatest evil that exists in the world ".

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Israeli bill recognizing West Bank outposts approved

In a post on his Facebook page Saturday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the evening phone call between the First Lady of Israel and the soon-to-be First Lady of the USA as "heartfelt and warm". He is not going to impose any solution on Israel. Amona, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, is home to about 40 Jewish families and was built on land privately owned by Palestinians who had petitioned the court for the outpost to be removed.

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Night of calm follows mistrial in Cincinnati police shooting

There is a little more than a second between the moment Tensing reached in the vehicle and when he pulled out his gun. Tensing was facing possible punishment of up to life in prison on the murder charge and a maximum 11-year sentence on the manslaughter charge.

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Partial results: pro-Russia figure has 56% in Moldova ballot

With 97 per cent of ballots counted till late yesterday, Socialist Party chief Dodon had 55.3 per cent of the votes, according to the electoral commission, with pro-European rival Maia Sandu on 44.7 per cent. "I and all my friends voted for Igor Dodon since hepromises to restore the strategic partnership with Russia,"said Vasilii Blindu, a 70-year-old pensioner in the northerntown of Balti".

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President-Elect Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is "Settled" Law

Trump called the former "one of the strongest assets" of the law, signalling it nearly certainly would remain in place. "It was a lovely call and it was a tough call for her", Trump said. It was settled in the Supreme Court... "I would say don't do it, that's awful, 'cause I'm gonna bring this country together", said Trump . The interview marked the first since Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last week in a historic upset that defied pundits and polls alike.

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Donald Trump promises to be 'very restrained' on Twitter in future

Even as the president-elect is promising to keep things more presidential online, Trump was at it again on Twitter this morning, attacking the New York Times , claiming they are losing subscribers due to "highly inaccurate coverage of the Trump phenomena".


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