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Pak Army shoots down Indian spy drone at LoC

Pakistani officials said on Saturday that three children were killed and three others wounded when mortar shells fired by Indian forces hit a village along the LoC. The firing in Sunderbani is the second ceasefire violation by the Pakistani side in less than six hours. Meanwhile, two Army and BSF jawans and a woman resident were injured when the Pakistani troops targeted Indian forward posts and civilian areas in Naushehra and Sundarbani sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri ...

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Bernie Sanders Added To Democratic Leadership Team

Addressing a rally outside the Capitol building in Washington in front of a banner reading: "Heal America", Mr Sanders said that "the failure of the Democratic Party that must be rectified" in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

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Park 'Colluded' in Influence-Peddling, Korea Prosecutor Says

President Park Geun-hye colluded with her former aides in an influence-peddling case that included undue pressure on South Korean corporations to raise tens of millions of dollars for foundations controlled by her friend, a South Korean prosecutor said Sunday.

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Tens of thousands protest in South Korea, call for president to quit

The mass of protesters called for President Park Geun-hye to step down after she admitted her close friend and daughter of a religious cult leader, Choi Soon-sil, wielded influence over her decisions during her almost four years in office. Soon after, rumours of Choi's links to a religious cult escalated and reports identified her as the daughter of former cult leader Choi Tae-min, depicting her as a manipulative "shaman" who had been controlling Park's decisions via supernatural means.

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With Trump Win, China Looks to Seize Asia Free Trade Leadership

Image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Peruvian Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna Mendoza (L) before their bilateral meeting at the APEC Ministers Summit in Lima , Peru November 17, 2016. While New Zealand would support that outcome if it was the only one on offer, the country had pursued TPP because it offered the prospect of open trade with both Japan and the U.S., two of the world's largest economies, with which New Zealand has never been able to negotiate a free trade ...

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Indian shelling along LoC kills 4 children in Kashmir

The unmanned aircraft was flying 60 meters deep in the Pakistani territory when army personnel shot it down. Mohammad Shafqat, a police official from Pakistan's part of Kashmir, said three members of a family were among those four people who were killed on Saturday.

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Malaysia: Protesters Demand Prime Minister's Resignation

Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, a staunch opponent of street protests during his 22-year rule which ended in 2003, took to the stage to congratulate Bersih supporters for not bowing to government intimidation. Chin said the rally was unlikely to seriously undermine Najib. "Even if you take the figure supplied by Malaysiakini , today's total was no higher than 41,000 - less than 10 per cent of the figure Bersih claimed a year ago", he said in a statement here tonight.

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United States slams Israeli plan to 'legalise' settlement outposts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is supporting a bill that aims to quieten calls to prayer for Muslims. Today about 400,000 Jewish settlers are living on 125 settlements and 100 outposts in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on territory that Palestinians want for a future state.

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Clapper Resigns As Director Of National Intelligence

When a Democratic lawmaker joked that he should stick around for a few more years, Clapper didn't seem to play along, saying, "I submitted my letter of resignation last night". Clapper, 75, has served as President Obama's director of national intelligencesince August 2010. Analysts say he is sending a signal to the Trump administration that they must now speed up the transition.

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House approves two sanctions bills against Iran, Syria

The P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the USA as well as Germany) reached a historic deal with Iran a year ago to curb the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in return of lifting the nuclear related sanctions. For hard-liners, Trump's threats to revisit the nuclear deal, which Iran struck with six world powers including the United States, bolsters their constant refrain that Washington can not be trusted.

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Smoke blankets Aiken as nearby wildfires continue to burn

Homeowners can also prevent property damage from fires by keeping flammable materials such as woodpiles or dead leaves away from their homes or propane tanks. They may get reinforcements: The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced its reimbursement of most of the costs for one of the fires, after a request from Tennessee.

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Pacific Rim Leaders Scramble For Trade Options In Trump Era

Obama has championed the TPP, vowing to write high-standard trade rules for the fast-growing region as the centerpiece of his policy of strategic rebalance to Asia in response to the rise of China, a non-TPP party. "Stopping TPP is only one small piece of what we need to do together", she said. Trump's victory is making it a rocky ride into the sunset for Barack Obama, whose last foreign visit as USA president - to an annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) group in ...

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Sea of foam dissipates as crews clean up

Check back later for updates. Television news footage late Friday afternoon showed little of the foam that had been several feet deep in spots and had taken up a city block earlier in the day. The massive white blob first filled the hangar and then overtook the street, swallowed up vehicles and caused traffic. Wind also kicked up chunks of foam and blew it like snow.

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Pakistan army says it shot down Indian drone near Kashmir

In Rajouri, the police and Army officials said that sepoy Kala Singh of the Army's 8 Sikh Li, a BSF jawan Laltu Singh ( of 126 Battalion) and 55-year-old resident Shanti Devi were injured in the Pakistani shelling in Sunderbani and Noushehra sectors of the LoC on Saturday.

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Obama warns against rush to condemn Trump trade policies

Leaders of both the countries should communicate frequently, according to the statement on Sunday. "The leaders reviewed in detail the schedule of further summit contacts and discussed the topic of integration of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road projects", Peskov said.

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Flynn offered key national security post

In 2004 to 2007, Flynn served as Director of Intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command under Gen. Stanley McChrystal, with stints in Iraq and Afghanistan , where he was a key figure in dismantling insurgent networks. Flynn, who turns 58 in December, built a reputation in the Army as an astute intelligence professional and a straight talker. It's a tremendously powerful position, impacting everything from the military to the intelligence agencies.

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US Ground Troops Now Likely Inside Mosul

The operations in Mosul have aggravated the humanitarian crisis in Iraq , with 10 million people in need of assistance, they said. Further complicating the Mosul offensive, the Iraqi Prime Minister has maintained that Kurdish forces must withdraw from towns captured from ISIS once the terror group has been defeated.

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Despite a depleted crew, Lions hold Azkals to scoreless draw

Singapore is coached by V. Sundramoorthy, who pundits back in the Lion City say is a more defensive-minded mentor. "But tonight we saw too much". Kim Swee also wants the players to focus on the tournament instead of listening to rumours of their impending transfers to new clubs for the next season.

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Intense Bombing In Syria's Aleppo Kills 20

A series of airstrikes by Syrian regime and Russian forces have closed down all remaining hospitals in the eastern area of the rebel-held city Aleppo, Syria. "It is a catastrophic day in besieged Aleppo with unprecedented bombardment with every type of weapon", a member of the White Helmets rescue group said in a video on the organization's Facebook page.

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Obama talks jobs in meeting trade-deal partners

In fact, Mr Obama did not mention the trade deal at all as reporters were allowed in briefly for the beginning of his meeting with TPP nations, which include Mexico, Chile, Japan, Australia and Vietnam. Obama supports trade deals as a way to boost US exports and create American jobs. "It is fundamental that world trade grow again and that protectionism be defeated", Kuczynski said.

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Demonetisation: No exchange of notes for customers of other banks on Saturday

According to Rajiv Rishi, the chairman of the India Bank Association, "Banks tomorrow won't be doing exchange of notes at bank branches, only senior citizen can exchange their notes". the decision is only for Saturday and from Monday customers can go to branches of any banks. Following the long queues and not being accorded separate lines, many senior citizens suffered with some even losing their lives.

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Flynn a frequent critic of Muslim militancy, culture

President-elect Donald Trump is offering former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the position of national security adviser, elevating a fierce critic of current USA foreign policy into a crucial White House role. But when asked what the pair was expected to discuss, the Republican strategist said only that "they're going to have a conversation". The approach he sketched out in a post-election interview on "60 Minutes" would embrace the Obama administration's push to deport the most ...

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'Catastrophic day' for Aleppo as rescuers run out of bodybags

The Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital was destroyed by regime artillery fire on Friday, knocking out the last functioning hospital in eastern Aleppo, the Union of Syrian Medical Organizations (UOSSM) said. A White Helmets centre in the Bab Al Nayrab district was also destroyed in an air strike on Friday, and rescuers have struggled to cope with the pace with of the bombing.

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Mosul advance slows amid fears for civilians

Iraqi security forces have discovered several IS mass graves in areas that they have taken back from the group. "We don't have any medical support", said Ibrahim Saad, a Mosul resident. Fallujah was the first Iraqi city to fall to Islamic State , in January 2014. To the west of Mosul , government-sanctioned Shiite militias took control of the Tal Afar military airfield Friday night, said Jaafar al-Husseini, spokesman for the influential Hezbollah Brigades.

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Senate Majority Leader McConnell: 'It's time for the election to be over'

With his new post, Schumer will become one of the most powerful Democrats in a federal government dominated by President-elect Donald Trump and GOP majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives Republicans. He also called on Trump to pull back his recent appointment of Bannon, a Breitbart News executive, as a top White House strategist. Other Democratic senators also stood by the nuclear option and said they would have other ways to hold accountable Trump's nominees.

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US 'Deeply Concerned' Over Proposal to Legalize Settlements on Private Palestinian Land

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. The so-called "formalization bill" was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday and will now go to the Knesset for approval.

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Henrik Stenson finally clicks into gear at World Tour Championship in Dubai

Fitzpatrick overcame a stretch in the middle where he made a bogey on the ninth and a double bogey on the 13th, while Colsaerts had two eagles in his round that also featured four bogeys. It could have been an even better finish for the former world number one after a superb approach to the 18th in near darkness, but he missed from four feet for a closing eagle.

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Orem High School Stabbing

A sixteen-year-old white male stabbed five students in the neck and torso. The 16-year-old was reportedly in a locker room among other teens at Mountain View High School, just prior to gym class at about 8 a.m., when the attack began.

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Australia to deploy 300 additional troops for Mosul battle

That's eerily similarly to the story around disappearances in Fallujah, and so is what happened next, with the people in question being taken out into the desert and savagely beaten, some trying to flee and ultimately being shot execution style by security forces.

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Ceasefire declared by Saudi-led coalition goes into effect in Yemen

The coalition said the truce could be renewed if the Houthis observed it and allowed aid to be delivered to rebel-held areas in the southwest. "The ceasefire announced in Yemen offers new hope in a situation that is increasingly catastrophic for children", UNICEF's Executive Director Anthony Lake said in a statement.

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Coetzee responds to Italy embarrassment

FLORENCE, Italy Nov 19 The South African camp apologised to their nation after suffering a first-ever rugby defeat by Italy on Saturday. Tries from Dries van Schalkwyk and Giovanbattista Venditti helped steer the home side to their first victory over the Springboks, who surrendered a 12-10 half-time lead.

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Malaysian reform group raided ahead of rally, 2 held

Protesters clad in yellow shirts marched through the heart of Kuala Lumpur bringing traffic to a standstill in several tourist spots, wrapping up peacefully in front of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers after an initial plan to assemble at Independence Square was thwarted by police.

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READ: House Democrats' Letter Demanding Donald Trump Rescind Steve Bannon Appointment

Facing pressure from their constituents, more than 150 members of the House are calling on Trump to rescind Bannon's appointment. We believe it should concern you that civil rights groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center , are widely opposed to Mr.

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Stabbing At Orem High School Leaves Five Wounded

The stab wounds suffered were all to the neck and/or abdominal area, and the immediate conditions of the victims and Utah high school stabbing suspect ranged from critical to fair. "My prayers are with the students and staff". A school district spokeswoman said the suspect was a new student, previously homeschooled, and had no record of disciplinary problems.Students interviewed by the AP said victims covered in blood, scrambling to flee the locker room, during the attack.

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McCrory campaign files protest in 50 counties, Cooper campaign calls it desperation

The Board of Elections said it will give preliminary consideration to these protests as part of its county canvass, which will continue Monday at 5 p.m. The uncertainty has been punctuated this week by a war of words between Republicans and Democrats, with McCrory's campaign accusing Cooper of being lax on voter fraud and Cooper's campaign calling the incumbent dishonest and desperate.


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