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Pakistan, Turkey urge world to combat Islamophobia, stereotyping against Muslims

Furthering their resolve to enhance bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including anti-terrorism, Pakistan and Turkey Thursday urged the worldwide community to combat Islamophobia, religious discrimination and stereotyping against Muslims.

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Trump denies transition in disarray

Aides and allies vouched for the transition efforts on his behalf, suggesting some commotion was to be expected. One member of the transition team said that at least one reason Mr. Chris Christie conducted during the campaign. "A lot of the Christie people are being purged". Then-Sen. Barack Obama was elected president on November 4, 2008, and his transition team held nearly daily news conferences during the transition period.

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Donald Trump picks Michael Flynn as NSA, Mike Pompeo to head CIA

Some are moderates like Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chair who will serve as chief of staff. Others are textbook definitions of the alt right like Steve Bannon, the ex-Breitbart.com head who left to help with Trump's campaign and will now be his chief strategist.

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UN expert welcomes US deal to resettle Australia's refugees

Francois Crepeau, who was on his first official visit to Australia, said these strict policies "have increasingly eroded the human rights of migrants in contravention of its worldwide human rights and humanitarian obligations ". The effect of detention on wellbeing was incalculable, he said. The comments from the United Nations official came just a month after a human rights violation report by Amnesty International claimed that the Australian immigration regime in Nauru was an "open-air ...

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe: 'I have great confidence in Trump'

The meet-up has come to fruition based on the suggestion of Tomohiko Taniguchi, Abe's Special Adviser, who proposed the idea during a congratulatory call to Trump for winning the presidency. He has also singled out group members China and Mexico in a populist campaign in which he said he would stand up for displaced American workers. The unconventional candidate has also stoked concerns in Europe - where the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance underwrites regional security - by ...

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Syrian government forces pound Aleppo for second day

Assad made the comments to Portuguese state television in his first public reaction to Trump's election victory last week. "We don't have a lot of expectations because the American administration is not only about the President; it's about different powers within this administration, the different lobbies that they are going to influence any President", Assad answered in response to his expectations of the Trump White House.

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Obama team trying to damage ties with Russian Federation

Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 USA presidential elections, securing more than 270 electoral votes needed for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's defeat. "Our task is to efficiently neutralize any military threats to Russian Federation, including those connected to the strategic missile defense, the implementation of the global strike concept and information wars", Putin said.

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Murray and Nishikori set longest match record in London

The crowd roared but ultimately it counted for nothing as, on Nishikori's fifth set point, Murray, not for the first time, sent a forehand wide. "But (to play against each other in the final) would be the most exciting way to finish the year".

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Abe says had 'candid discussion' with Trump

Nonetheless, on Thursday Abe referred to the talks as "warm" and said: "Alliances can not function without trust, I am now confident that President-elect Trump is a trustworthy leader". The 90-minute meeting held at Trump Tower in Manhattan was the first face-to-face talks the real estate mogul has held with a foreign leader since his upset win in the US presidential election.

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Anti-Trump protesters gather in NY

Filmmaker Michael Moore had also joined the NY protesters rejecting Trump's presidency. "It's not that we're sore losers", she said. They were determined to send a message to America's next president and the people who elected him. Some cities that had marches on Friday night, such as Atlanta , were quiet Saturday. It is expected that the protests will continue all over the country in the following days.

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Trump rushed off stage by secret service in false gun scare

That's because the Donald and his son believe he was the victim of an assassination attempt, the Secret Service removing him from the stage when someone shouted that an anti-Trump protester had a gun. "No one said it would be easy for us", Trump said, addressing the incident. And then he returned to his usual stump speech. In an interview with the Guardian , Crites described himself as a Republican and a conservative who was opposed to a possible Trump presidency.

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Kentucky Fights Abortion Rule

The organization isn't backing down from the fight - and neither should we. In addition to misleading abortion supporters that the proposed rule is now in effect, the notion that President Obama can " permanently " ban states from redirecting federal funds away from Planned Parenthood is false.

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Ricky Martin thinks his wedding will be loud

He described the proposal as "very handsome, " even if it took 30 minutes for him to realise Yosef said "yes". "When it will happen I don't know, but it would be something wonderful". Ricky said: "I'm in a really good place at the moment". And then 30 minutes after I said, "Did you say yes?" The couple has been together for over a year which was also plenty of time for Jwan to grow and get close to Martin's children, twins Matteo and Valentino, born from a surrogate mother in 2008.

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FBI Clears Hillary Clinton After Finishing Probe Of New Emails

But he did say the investigation found she had been "extremely careless" in her email practices . The news lifted a cloud over the Democrat's presidential campaign and gave it new momentum before Tuesday's United States election, sending the benchmark S&P 500 index up more than 2 percent.

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South Korean prosecutors will question president over political scandal

According to Yonhap news agency , Park's questioning could happen no later than Wednesday. Reporters are seen in the lobby of the Samsung Group headquarters in southern Seoul on November 15, 2016, as the prosecution raids Cheil Worldwide Inc., the group's advertising unit, in connection with an influence-peddling scandal involving a longtime confidante of President Park Geun-hye.

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Pak, Turkey agrees to bolster bilateral ties to next level

Mr Erdogan described the decision by Pakistan as "very pleasing". The sudden expulsion comes as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting the country and appears to be an appeasement of his demands that schools linked to Fethullah Gulen, an exiled Turkish cleric and major political rival, be closed.

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President-elect Donald Trump meets Japanese MP as focus turns to security

The move is a crucial part of the government transition before Mr Trump's January 20 inauguration . Pence was making the rounds of meetings on Capitol Hill on Thursday, sitting down with Republican and Democratic leaders. President-elect Donald Trump have exchanged invitations to visit in a telephone conversation. Mike Rogers, a former US representative from MI who had been mentioned as a possible pick for Central Intelligence Agency director, suddenly left the transition team.

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Fight brews over new Port Authority bus terminal

Essentially, the New Jersey faction want to spend more money on the terminal and the NY faction, represented by Cohen and others, wants to spend less. Democratic New Jersey state Sen. A fellow board member said it was due to frustrations over the project. Most officials at the midtown bus terminal agree there needs to be a new one, but the effort seems to stop there.

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Fake news sites may have helped Trump presidency

In an interview published today in The Washington Post , Horner says that he "hate [s] Trump" and that his articles were meant to make conservative supporters "look like idiots" for believing what he wrote. Amid this criticism, The Washington Post's Caitlin Dewey interviewed Paul Horner, a "38-year-old impresario of a Facebook fake-news empire". Even so, Zucks would do well to remember that Facebook has previously done studies on their user-base about this sort of thing, and has found ...

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Hundreds Protest Dakota Access Pipeline in Downtown Sacramento

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II said the legal action would not succeed. A local group opposed to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline spent several hours protesting in downtown Mountain Home on Tuesday. The latest developments should be welcomed news for protesters who have been trying to stop construction on the almost $4 billion oil pipeline that is scheduled to be finished this year.

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PM Najib warns protesters over violence ahead of demonstration

Najib, who is eyeing an early election next year, faces outrage over his involvement in a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and has used harsh measures to silence critics. Mr. Najib, who is now visiting Japan, added: "If one side wants to protest and the side that wants to protect the government is compelled to come out.but I don't want any physical clash".

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Syria resumes Aleppo raids

Staff at the children's hospital had to move children, including premature babies, from cots and incubators to the basement of the building. Hassan is outside eastern Aleppo and can not return because of the siege but he is still running the council remotely, he said .

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Stop Trump from wrecking the climate

The previous climate pact, the Kyoto Protocol, failed to meaningfully address climate change because the United States backed out, a move that set back climate change progress two decades. Simply put, for the Philippines the Paris Agreement is a matter of survival. The election of Donald Trump as the next US President has opened the door for the European Union (EU) to reassure the world that the global low carbon transition is unstoppable, a British charity said on Friday.

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'Ape in heels' post about Michelle Obama leads to mayor's ouster

Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded: "Just made my day Pam". In response to Taylor and Whaling's offensive, bigoted Facebook posts about Obama, 52, thousands have signed an online petition to have both women terminated from their positions.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians can not retake oath, says Beijing

In chaotic scenes reminiscent of the demonstrations of 2014, protesters charged metal fences set up by police outside China's liaison office in the city. It is an important part of the constitutional and legal systems of HKSAR for the NPCSC to exercise its power conferred by the Constitution and the Basic Law to interpret provisions of the Basic Law.

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UK ratifies the Paris Agreement on tackling climate change

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Anil Madhav Dave, in his address at the high-level segment at the ongoing 22nd session of the Conference of Parties ( COP22 ) here, said it is needed to ensure that the intended nationally determined contributions are nationally determined, country driven and comprehensive.

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Trump ditches media -- the public's eyes and ears -- again

The billionaire businessman has effectively created two power centers in his White House even before taking office. A Trump official said John Bolton, a former USA ambassador to the United Nations, remained in contention for secretary of state.

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Obama, EU leaders agree to maintain cooperation via NATO after Trump victory

His European farewell tour, which ends on Friday, was meant to reassure allies disconcerted by Trump's impending presidency. Obama is seated between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. France's Hollande is grappling with record low approval ratings ahead of next May's election that could see far-right candidate Marine Le Pen reach the second round run-off vote, or even win outright.

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Which Analysts Are Watching Schlumberger N.V. (NYSE:SLB)?

Over the past five trading sessions it is 1.65%; 0.22% for the month; -0.65% for the last quarter; 12.35% for the past six-months; and 6.4% for the last 12 months. (NYSE: SLB ). Samlyn Ltd Liability Corp last reported 160,200 shares in the company. Roble Belko & Company Inc bought a new stake in shares of Schlumberger NV during the second quarter worth about $108,000.

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Hungry for dollars after float, Egyptian banks offer market rates

Last year's downing of a Russian passenger jet over Sinai, which killed all 224 on board, dealt a devastating blow to tourism. On Sunday afternoon, Banque Misr was selling the USA dollar at LE16, the same as the Housing and Development Bank, both government-run banks.

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Even as a write-in, Bernie Sanders placed third in Vt

Come 2020, Bernie Sanders will be 79-and President Trump will be just 74. "I am very anxious that a President Trump may take us back to where we were before, and we in the progressive community are not going to allow that to happen". But despite Sanders's success at the ballot box, he didn't hurt Clinton in Vermont, who handily won the state on Election Day with more than 178,000 votes - more than 55 percent of the state's vote.

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Six-year-old boy pulled alive from Aleppo rubble

Mr Hassan is outside eastern Aleppo and can not return because of the siege. The regime's siege of rebel-held neighborhoods has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe as food, water and medical supplies run low. " Aleppo has been under siege since July and the escalating bombardment on the eastern part of the city has rendered the medical mission almost impossible", the group said in a statement.

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Jayalalithaa Has 'Recovered Completely' And Doing Well: Apollo

PC Reddy, in a media briefing, said that Jayalalithaa has still been kept in the ICU to avoid any chances cross infection. Her infection is already under control. A team of experts continue to monitor her, he said. On October 6, the hospital revealed that Jayalalithaa requires a longer stay in hospital keeping in view her known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather.

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Half a Foot of Snow Falls in Northern Nebraska

Northeast residents won't be the only ones seeing more snow in the streets. The storm also will hit the Black Hills pretty hard, with up to 8 inches or more of snow possible. Sunshine will return for snow removal operations this weekend. In Central Illinois, average snowfall is 20 to 25 inches; areas south of Interstate 70 normally experience 12 to 16 inches.

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Amal Clooney: Trump Proposals "Are Violations of International Human Rights Law"

Clooney, who is now representing a Yazidi refugee woman named Nadia, taking on ISIS and the atrocities they've carried out against the Yazidi people-notably forcing women into sex slavery-spoke on the importance of female connection and empathy for each other.


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