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Pope shuts Holy Door, but urges: Stay open to reconciliation

Although the Pope avoided naming any specific country, Pope Francis appeared to refer to the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim attitudes that surfaced both during the USA election campaign and since Donald Trump's victory in the United States presidential elections last week.

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England still in the match: Pacer Broad

The stumps were called off just when Ravindra Jadeja removed the visiting captain for an excellent 54 off 188 balls. Cook and Haseeb Hameed batted slowly for their 75, before Hameed was out for 25. It was England's lowest for an opening stand lasting 100 or more balls in Tests (where balls-faced data is available). Resuming at 98 for 3, India kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Stuart Broad and Adil Rashid picking four each.

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Jared Kushner may work around nepotism rules by giving Trump unpaid advice

Nepotism rules prevent Trump from hiring his family members to work in the White House . Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner is at the center of the "infighting" inside President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, multiple sources tell CNN.

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Trump's wife, son might stay put in New York for now

On Saturday Night Live , Melania Trump dreamed of escaping Trump Tower and exploring the world outside. Famous alumni include actress Sarah Michelle Geller and author Herman Melville. If the future first lady and her son continue living in NY, they will have round-the-clock Secret Service protection in the same way that they would at the White House .

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TPP leaders vow efforts to implement pact despite Trump's opposition

Obama and Putin have long had a strained relationship. Obama emphasized the commitment by the US and its allies to Ukraine's sovereignty. He hopes Mr Trump will warm to trade deals once he's in office and has said TPP will level the playing field for American workers and advance America's interests in an economically dynamic and growing region.

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Pope decries surge of polarization over race, faith

Little more than a week after Donald Trump was elected the next USA president, buoying anti-immigrant parties in Europe and elsewhere, the pope said people should not be seen as enemies just because they were different. Following Christ the King also means accepting "the scandal of his humble love", which can be hard because it "unsettles and disturbs us". "When confronted with this attack on his very way of being, Jesus does not speak, he does not react", said the pope.

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Obama Isn't Expected To Push Congress On Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

While there are many Republican supporters of free trade and TPP in Congress, McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday they were now focused on laying the groundwork with Trump to pass Republican-focused healthcare and tax reform legislation next year.

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Stand up to Russia, Obama advises Trump

Trump has repeatedly praised Putin as a strong leader and speaks of the need for better relations with Moscow. Featured image courtesy of the Washington Post . The military also has been working on air-based laser weapons. Russia's involvement in hacking email accounts of Democratic Party operatives in the U.S.is particularly worrisome, Graham said.

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The Brexit plan is there is no Brexit plan, says leaked memo

Titled " Brexit Update" and dated November 7, the memo criticises May for her tendency of "drawing in decisions and details to settle the matter herself", the BBC and the Times reported on Tuesday. The committee said in a statement that the UK's decision to leave the European Union has "significant implications" for the civil service, which will now face "new challenges and a host of new tasks" ranging from the formulation of new trade policy to overseeing the return of powers from the EU.

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South Korea: Prosecutors say they will likely question president over scandal

He added that Park was considering ways to "normalize the state of affairs and fulfill her responsibility as President". They are also probing Park's friend, Choi Soon-sil, who is alleged to have used her ties to the president to meddle in state affairs and wield influence in the cultural and sports communities, a prosecutor has previously said.

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Demonetisation: Decision-a-day betrays lack of preparedness

In such conditions, government of India should immediately announce that Rs. 500/- can be used for all sorts of transactions for another ten days and the present arrangement with regard to Rs. Many people today say that if Mr. Modi can not achieve the task of wiping away black money and fake currency in India from circulation, no other person in the foreseeable future would be able to do so.

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India train derailment kills at least 50

Akhilesh said that he has also rushed his ministers and leaders to the spot to keep an eye on the rescue operations. "Our aim is to rescue as many people as possible", he said. Visiting the injured at Ursula and Hallet Hospitals in Kanpur in the afternoon, Mr Chouhan announced Rs 2 lakh assistance to the kin of each the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'absolutely confident' Trump committed to alliance: Stoltenberg

The two leaders also discussed defence spending and agreed that "progress has been made on fairer burden-sharing, but that there is more to do", in an apparent reference to the United States' far greater outlay on its military to protect Europe.

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Police arrest 'young man' in connection to racist graffiti in Ottawa

In a release, police said the suspect, whose identity was not released, appeared in court Saturday and faces several charges including uttering threats of a unsafe weapon and mischief to religious buildings. "It's not one person that goes around spreading hate through spray paint and graffiti". According to Ottawa police, it is now investigating two occurrences of hate graffiti on Friday after it received a call about red swastikas and racial slurs spray-painted on a local church.

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Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity receives overwhelming shareholder approval

Musk said the move was all about integration, attempting to make Tesla a company that can provide everything a prospective vehicle buyer could want. The goal is to have solar roofs that look better than a normal roof , generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation, and actually have a total cost that is less than the price of a normal roof plus electricity, ' Musk said.

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London Mayor Backs Potential Legal Challenge Against Heathrow Airport Expansion

Despite the freeze, Travelcards, and the associated daily and weekly caps, are set by the Government in agreement with the private train operating companies (TOCs), which are permitted to increase their regulated fares in line with RPI inflation.

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Indians mob banks to deposit, exchange spiked currency

Innumerable households reported they had to scrounge for smaller notes and even coins to buy basic food items on Wednesday and Thursday. The government had earlier announced that the ATMs would be fully functional by Friday. Anil Wadhwani, an executive with a retail chain, realized this to his horror - after being in a queue outside a bank in Lajpat Nagar in Delhi for five long hours.

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Struggling Packers zero in on Redskins to try to end skid

This will also be the fourth time the Packers will wear the road uniforms this season even though they are playing in their fifth road game. "Football Night in America" is hosted by Bob Costas, who will report on-site from FedExField in Hyattsville, Maryland; and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Xi Pushes China-Backed Trade Deals To Fill US Void

Leaders of Pacific rim nations scrambled to find new free trade options yesterday as a looming Donald Trump presidency in the United States sounded a possible death knell for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). perhaps in the same form it is today, perhaps in a different form", he said. "Actually there were concessions given to the United States in those negotiations that they may not want to sign up to without the USA in it", he said in an interview.

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China pushes free trade plans at summit rattled by Trump

The founder of the social network says in a speech to an Asian-Pacific Trade Summit that bringing the internet to more people will help reduce income inequality and raise living standards. "Everybody knows there are controversial parts of TPP", he said. "We had our horse, the Chinese had their horse, but our horse has been put out to pasture and is no longer running in the race", said Altbach, a former deputy assistant U.S.

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Obama Has Damaged Relations With Russia

Vladimir Putin's powerful super weapon travels so fast it can soar from Russian military bases in Kaliningrad to Britain in just 13 minutes, according to reports. "We will do all necessary to ensure a strategic balance", Putin added. Obama began his presidency with a goal to "reset" ties with Russian Federation, but they eventually plunged to the lowest point since the Cold War over conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

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Born daughter of slain Kansas woman found alive in Texas

Brunswick, near Maple and Ridge, in west Wichita . Authorities worked through the night but have no trace of where the girl, Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca , could be. The FBI is now involved in the search for the infant, identified as Sophia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca. Ramsay didn't talk about the motive for the murder and abduction because he said he didn't want to put the case in jeopardy.

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Burmese asylum seeker sets himself on fire in Australian bank

The suspect remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital under police guard. Closed-circuit television footage showed Noor walking toward the bank carrying a plastic bottle of gasoline that he had bought from a nearby gas station moments before the blaze.

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Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir, killing 3

Find us on Facebook too! On Thursday, Pakistani army had targeted Indian posts and civilian villages along the LoC in the Pallanwala sector of the Jammu district. "Thereafter, despite submarine's desperate efforts to escape detection, it was continuously tracked by Pakistan Navy fleet units and pushed well clear of our waters", it said.

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German Chancellor Merkel's to seek fourth term

The president-elect's plans for U.S. Merkel also said she wanted to increase spending further on defense and on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance. President Barack Obama in the chancellery in Berlin , Germany, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. "Chancellor Merkel is perhaps the only leader left among our closest allies that was there when I arrived", he said of the chancellor who has been in office for 11 years.

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Andy Murray outlasts Milos Raonic in semis match at ATP Finals

Djokovic , the four-time defending champion and five-time victor, breezed past Japan's Kei Nishikorei 6-1, 6-1 in just 66 minutes in a later match . "It was an wonderful atmosphere", added Murray. The Candian crushes a forehand but Murray is on it and then Raonic hits the net. Andy Murray insists that he could be in for a tough afternoon when taking on Milos Raonic , despite beating the Canadian in each of their last seven meetings.

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Trump Settles University Lawsuits For $25 Million

Too bad!" he posted on his personal Twitter feed on Saturday. In any case, he suggested, the payout isn't all that huge. President-elect Donald Trump agreed to a $25 million settlement to end lawsuits against Trump University for fraud.

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UFC Champion Conor McGregor Sidelined Until May

Conor McGregor may have had a few words to say about his UFC stake after his historic fight last weekend, and now it seems one of it's shareholders has listened and is willing to offer "The Notorious" his piece of the profits. When they're not looking. God only made one thing flawless: "my boxing record". Floyd can say what he wants about Conor, but even other fighters have to respect him.

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Protests as Marcos given hero's burial

A 21-gun salute rang out by military honor troops during the burial ceremony. "Even the burial of the dictator Marcos is stolen", said Anakbayan Secretary General Einstein Recedes. President Rodrigo Duterte, who gave the go-ahead for the burial, appealed for calm. Imee Marcos thanked those who "were with us in hoping and praying for almost three decades to see this day".

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Boko Haram Two killed in army, terrorists clash in Borno

Often the girls and women were given precious extra food and goods by camp officials who expected sex in return. A 17-year-old girl said she was raped by a policeman. "Unfortunately, we lost a soldier in the process", he said. "I was too ashamed to even go to the clinic for pregnancy care". The actions follow an expression of outrage from the country's president, Muhammadu Buhari, who said the allegations were "distressing" and promised to investigate them.

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Saudi-led coalition announces 48-hour truce in Yemen

The Soviet-era Tochka missile was sacked into the eastern desert province of Marib, Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri told Saudi-owned al-Hadath TV. The Houthis said on Wednesday they were ready to stop fighting and join a national unity government. The Yemen government had previously rejected a plan proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week, believing it would undermine its authority.

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Claims of votes by the dead, felons cloud North Carolina governor race

All 100 counties are supposed to complete counting their ballots by Friday and report to the state. Instead, he's held news conferences on wildfires in North Carolina's western mountains and attended a meeting Friday on the recovery after Hurricane Matthew.

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Amnesty says Iraqi police tortured, killed civilians south of Mosul

In one case, a man's head was cut off. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. In a separate report , Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) said at least 37 men suspected of being linked to Daesh had been detained by Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga forces.

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WHO Officials Say Zika Virus Is No Longer a Global Health Emergency

Malaysia expects more Zika cases as virus spreads in Southeast Asia Malaysia is bracing for more Zika cases, officials said on Sunday, after detecting the first locally infected patient, ... WHO Dr. Pete Salama said the Zika virus will now be treated as a chronic problem and could return seasonally like other mosquito-borne diseases, the New York Times reported .

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Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency

The World Health Organization has said that the Zika virus, which appeared previous year and affected thousands of people, is no longer a global health emergency. Sexual transmission of Zika had also been reported in 11 countries by August, mainly through vaginal intercourse. "We are not downgrading the importance" of the Zika virus, said Dr.


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