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Airstrikes Hit Syria's Aleppo After 3-Week Pause

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that airstrikes struck three neighborhoods. Warplanes dropped flares to counter heat-seeking missiles, he said. A man eats food that was distributed as aid in a rebel-held besieged area in Aleppo, Syria November 6, 2016. In October, the Russian Defense Ministry said that a S-300 squadron was sent to Syria to ensure the safety of the Russian naval base in Tartus.

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At all-party meet, Narendra Modi seeks support from Opposition on demonetisation

He said that the Prime Minister also spoke on funding of political partied and stressed on making it transparent. He added that the government would have an open mind to discuss all issues, which the Opposition may raise in both the Houses of the Parliament.

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Egypt condemns Israeli bill to legitimise settlements in occupied West Bank

Last week, American voters chose Donald Trump as Obama's successor and, although the Republican is new to foreign policy, some expect him to abandon or soft-pedal the long-standing USA support for an Israel-Palestinian peace deal based on two states side-by-side within agreed borders.

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PM Modi's nonagenarian mother goes to bank to exchange old notes

A week after Rs 500 and 1,000 notes were spiked, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraba Modi on Tuesday exchanged demonetised currency for Rs 4,500 at a bank near the state capital Gandhinagar. Congress has given notices for adjournment, short duration discussions and calling attention motion on various issues including demonetisation, surgical strikes and government's policy towards Pakistan, a senior party leader.

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NATO TO RUSSIA: 'We want dialogue'

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg restated NATO's stance on Russian Federation following President-elect Donald Trump's pledge for normalization of relations and joint cooperation during a phone call Monday with their President Vladimir Putin.

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Narendra Modi: Poor are sleeping soundly, the corrupt are upset

Recalling the productive Monsoon session of Parliament during which the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was passed, the Prime Minister hoped that the Winter session would be fruitful. "Modiji's people, those belonging to the BJP had information of this move a week to two months earlier - they got the signal that such a move will come, you take care of your money, aap apne paise thikane lagalo'".

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PM seeks support on demonetisation, opposition won't oblige

Congress Party's Ghulam Nabi Azad and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party chief Mamata Banerjee are now holding a meeting with all the opposition parties to plan ways to take on the Centre's decision of demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes ahead of the Parliament's winter session.

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Internet Imagines Obama, Biden Chats Amid Trump Transition

When you're not responsible for it, I think you can call it a awful deal. By the time he takes office, Mr Trump may rethink his declarations that he would break the Iran nuclear deal because the agreement is achieving its aims, Mr Obama said.

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Pamela Anderson visits Julian Assange at Ecuadorian embassy in London

Sources said the questioning of Mr Assange could take up to three days. Instead questions were to be submitted in Spanish and put to the Wikileaks founder by an Ecuadorean prosecutor. Assange, who enraged Washington by publishing a flood of secret US diplomatic cables, fled to the embassy in 2012 for fear that, if extradited to Sweden, he could be sent on to the United States and face a long prison term there for leaking USA secrets.

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Modi laughs in Japan, sheds tears in India

Saying that Modi had "collaborated" with those who have black money, the Congress leader said it were the poor who were facing the brunt of his demonetisation decision that has resulted in serpentine queues outside banks and ATMs across the country.

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Airstrikes hit eastern Aleppo after weeks-long pause

Residents sit among rubble in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria, October 11, 2016. Activists fear the resumption signals that the government's assault on the east will now be stepped up. The government siege has left an estimated 275,000 people trapped, with no aid allowed in since July, amid a punishing bombing campaign. Rebels fighting to oust the government of Bashar al-Assad have been plagued by infighting since the uprising's earliest days.

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'I've spoken to Donald Trump about climate change: Ban Ki-moon

Several senior United Nations officials had reacted to Republican Trump's victory where Secretary General Ban ki-Moon saying he was hopeful that Trump would change his mind, while COP 22 President Salaheddine Mezouar hoping that one country quitting would not change anything.

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Trump, Putin speak about future of US-Russia ties

NewsGram brings to you current foreign news from all over the world. A possible thawing of East-West relations appeared to be having an effect when North Atlantic Treaty Organisation also appeared to reach out by saying the military alliance wanted more discussions with Russian Federation.

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Australia seeks to allay fears Trump could nix refugee deal

The Turnbull government's new refugee deal struck with the USA should go ahead under president-elect Donald Trump according to the prime minister. Whether or not a connection exists, skepticism surrounds the likelihood of a Trump administration honoring an agreement to take in refugees from Australia's holding facilities, many of whom are Muslims from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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European Union chief anxious by Trump's trans-Atlantic intentions

We are surrounded by autocratic, assertive or fragile countries. As High Representative/Vice-President of the European Commission, Mogherini presented an "ambitious, concrete, pragmatic, substantial and long" plan, which was prepared at a record time by all the member states and will be now moving from putting global strategy planning, to action.

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Obama arrives in Greece at start of his final foreign tour

The country's left-led coalition government has been struggling to pull Greece out of six years of a vicious financial crisis that has devastated its economy and left more than a quarter of the workforce unemployed. Obama, who is in Athens until Wednesday afternoon, was staying at a luxury seaside resort on a peninsula south of Athens, less than 15 km (9 miles) from an disused airport that is temporarily housing hundreds of migrants and refugees.

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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

Riley said Armstrong was "limping pretty heavily" Sunday. He was named Big Ten offensive player of the week Monday. Two offensive snaps provided credence to the poor blocking explanation, and four defensive plays backed up the justification of bad tackling.

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In Iraq Elite troops to resume Mosul push - officer

Forces there are at the town of Hamam al-Alil, said Brig. Exchanging small arms and mortar fire with IS positions, the special forces have entered the Qadisiya neighbourhood, advancing slowly to avoid killing civilians and trying to avoid being surprised by suicide auto bombers, said Brigadier General Haider Fadhil.

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Syria regime raids hit east Aleppo for first time in month

Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose approach in Syria has been praised by the USA president-elect, spoke by phone on Monday and agreed to "combine efforts to tackle global terrorism and extremism", the Kremlin said. "Today we started a large-scale operation to deliver massive fire on the positions of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra in the provinces of Idlib and Homs", Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.

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New Zealand continues rescue of tourists stranded by quake

The Canterbury set off from Auckland late Monday and its commanding officer Simon Rooke said the ship could take up to 500 tourists. The town, a popular base for whale-watching, has a population of 2,000, which Prime Minister John Key said is bolstered by tourists, mostly worldwide backpackers.

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Best Memes of the Seahawks Stunning Tom Brady & the Patriots

But the most important change was a rushing attack that entered the week 30th in the National Football League, averaging just 75 yards per game. Wilson looked as healthy as he has all season, throwing for 348 yards, and showing the elusiveness and ability to extend plays with his legs that's been absent since suffering ankle and knee injuries in the first three weeks of the season.

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Bulgarian presidential election results show growing role of patriotic forces in Europe

Radev won 59.4 percent of the vote, compared with 36.2 percent for his opponent Tsetska Tsacheva, the 58-year-old candidate of the ruling GERB party. Borisov resigned after his centre-right GERB party candidate lost the presidential election to a Russia-friendly politician Rumen Radev , who is backed by the opposition Socialists.

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How Trump Could Screw Up Justin Trudeau's Climate Plans

Donald Trump's stunning presidential election victory could overturn long-held assumptions and positions about Canada's place in the world - from free trade and defence to the rules-based worldwide order that the country has championed since the Second World War.

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Police look for 2 woman in fatal UW-Stout assault case

Police are thanking the public for their assistance in identifying these women. 24-year-old Alnahdi was a UW-Stout global student who was assaulted on October 30th near Topper's Pizza. In addition to consulting with the FBI, Menomonie police have partnered with UW-Stout police and the Dunn County Sheriff's Department to investigate Alnahdi's death.

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Thousands Line Fifth Avenue For Annual Veterans Day Parade

There is a lot of leg work that goes into preparing for the annual Veteran's Day Parade in Lemoore. The parade starts at 11 a.m. from the intersection of Sumter and Laurel streets, and travel southbound on Sumter Street ending at Pendleton Street near the State House.

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NIERENGARTEN: Saturday's loss brought Nebraska back to Bo Pelini era

Big Ten rushing leader Saquon Barkley of Penn State has 888 yards and is nearing his second straight 1,000-yard season. The Buckeye offense finished with 590 total yards, but it was the defense that set the tone right out of the gate. Besides winning out, Nebraska will need Wisconsin to lose again to win the Big Ten west. The playcalling, outside of a few new formations against Nebraska was the same as it has been all season, but the execution was much better for Ohio State.

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Anti-Trump protests continue for 5th day

In Boston, hundreds of people gathered in Boston Common for a "Love Rally in the Common". Police hurled tear gas and flash-bang grenades in response to rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon, as people around the country once again took to the streets denouncing Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

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Trump to keep parts of Obamacare bill despite repeal

While Republicans can easily pass legislation similar to H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, it will be more hard to repeal health insurance requirements, such as barring insurers from refusing to cover or charging more to people who have medical problems.

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Sanders 'deeply humiliated' Democrats lost

Democrats were all but wiped out in places like Iowa and Kentucky. The defeat of Clinton, an experienced Washington politician who sought common ground with Republicans, could make it more likely that the party will turn to its liberal wing as it grapples with its future.

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The mysterious system called Electoral College

The current effort to lobby the body has been foreshadowed for months running up to the election, with some arguing that electors should return to their role as wise politicos exercising their own judgment to save the Republic from someone his foes say is a demagogue.

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Trump's NC win aided by whites, clamor for change

It wasn't Clinton but Trump who suggested most Mexicans were "rapists". The delegates were active at the convention seeking ways to win the nomination for Sanders , an independent senator from Vermont who mounted a strong challenge to nominee Hillary Clinton.

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RBI reminds cooperative banks to adhere to currency exchange rules

These banks, however, can allow existing customers to withdraw money from their accounts upto Rs 24,000 per week. Since the DCCBs are serving areas where commercial banks have no presence, the RBI decision will affect a large number of the people.

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Israel PM warns over Iran influence in Russian Federation meeting

Other analysts believed that Trump's election heralds the demise of the two-state solution and Palestinians' aspirations for an internationally-recognized independent state. Netanyahu called Israel and Russian Federation "partners in the war on radical Islamic terror" and noted that the two countries along with the United States and others "share the goal of eliminating" the Islamic State jihadist group.

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Israel names first ambassador to Turkey since 2010

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emanuel Nahshon said Eitan Na'eh, now deputy ambassador in London, had been appointed ambassador in Ankara. Now deputy ambassador in London, Mr Na'eh will be his country's first official representative in Ankara for five years, and the first since Israel and Turkey concluded a reconciliation agreement.

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CDC reports smoking rates continue to fall; still highest among men

Many public places and work areas are now smoke-free, protecting non-smokers and helping encourage smokers who want to quit. These three states have some of the lowest cigarette prices in the country, and its tax rates had been the same for more than a decade in average.


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