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United Nations chief slams reported air attacks on eastern Aleppo

The Syrian foreign minister said he had rejected the proposal under which rebel forces would leave and the government would recognise the opposition administration in the east which has been bombarded by air strikes, barrel bombs and artillery.

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Obama: I'll push back on Trump if needed to defend our ideals

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ( APEC ) 2016 CEO Summit on November 20, 2016 in Lima, Peru . "There really isn't", he added, speaking about America's influence on the world. Leaders of the Pacific Rim countries, including Malaysia, are united in their call in urging the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to stay true to its aims and core values, in opposing growing anti-free trade and anti-globalisation tendencies.

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Erdogan Says Turkey Can Spurn EU and Join Shanghai Pact

Since the thwarted coup blamed on a network of followers of USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, Turkey has engaged in an unprecedented crackdown, jailing tens of thousands as part of an investigation into the failed power grab and dismissed or suspended 120,000 suspected of links to the cleric, shut down more than 170 media outlets, detained more than 140 journalists, sacked elected Kurdish mayors and replaced them with government-appointed trustees.

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Japan PM says TPP meaningless without US as Trump nixes pact

It has been predicted that the importance of making concessions to Japan , and driving a wedge into our nation's ties with the United States and European countries, will lessen for Russian Federation if that country can build favorable relations with the United States.

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Japan PM says TPP would be "meaningless" without the US

The news comes after criticism several member on Trump's transition team are lobbyists. No official explanation for Ivanka's attendance has been provided, and it remains unclear what the topic of discussion was. "Instead, we will negotiate fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores". Many in Japan oppose such constitutional amendments.

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O'Hare workers delay strike until after Thanksgiving weekend

The workers include baggage handlers, jet cleaners and those who assist passengers in wheelchairs. The workers want $15 per hour and union rights. Baggage handlers at Chicago O'Hare International Airport are planning to strike the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, according to multiple reports .

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Syrian govt refuses UN truce terms for Aleppo

On Sunday, Syria's foreign minister Walid Muallem rebuffed a proposal from United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura to halt fighting in Aleppo and allow the opposition to administer the east of the city. The Observatory reported that overall some 27 people had been killed around the city, virtually all civilians. "Whoever are responsible for these atrocities in Syria , must be brought to the account one day and we promise that" he continued.

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Bus driver faces charges in deadly Tennessee school bus crash

Meanwhile, the twisted wreckage of the bus - almost torn in two and wrapped around a tree off Talley Road in the Brainerd area in southeast Chattanooga - remained in place Monday night as investigators began piecing together what happened. Police Chief Fred Fletcher said 35 schoolchildren were on the bus Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for the bus operator said its "thoughts and prayers are with the students and families who are affected".

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Dennis Rodman charged with hit-and-run for freeway crash

The Orange County District Attorney's office announced Rodman was charged with one count each of hit and run with property damage, driving a motor vehicle across a dividing section, giving false information to a police officer, and driving a motor vehicle without a valid license.

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After Trump and Brexit, French Voting Hard to Call

At the weekend primaries were held of The Republicans and in New Caledonia, a former president Nicolas Sarkozy won most support but came only third in France. The dollar index last traded down 0.3 percent at 100.90 .DXY . But given a shortened trading week due to the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, there is little on the horizon that could change market expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at next month's meeting, a move seen as supportive of the dollar.

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Suspect in Kansas kidnapping knew infant's mother

Abarca says while his family is thrilled Sophia is back home, they are still grieving the loss of his baby sister. Yesenia Sesmas , 34, is suspected of faking a pregnancy for months and kidnapping the newborn in an attempt to pass off the child as her own.

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NIA seized incriminating documents from offices of Zakir Naiks NGO

The anti-terror investigation agency is also set to summon Naik, who is overseas ever since his name crop up linking terror activities following the Dhaka terror attack on July 1. Since the past four months, Naik and the IRF are under the scanner of Indian agencies for alleged misdeeds, spreading or promoting communal disharmony, inciting feelings of enmity between communities and inspiring or supporting terror acts.

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How Stephen Bannon coaxed Trump into an alt-right shift

We should all demand that Trump rescind this appointment immediately, and keep Bannon as far away from the White House as possible. He called Bannon the "standard-bearer for the worst instincts in American society" and called on Trump to remove him from his team.

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Germany's Angela Merkel seeks 4th term

Since coming to power in 2005, she has acquired a stature commensurate with the power of her country, Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, with about 81 million residents. The populist party, which is now represented in 10 state parliaments, has aggressively campaigned against Merkel's decision to welcome an estimated 890,000 migrants into Germany a year ago.

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9-magnitude quake strikes off Fukushima in Japan; tsunami warning issued

Japan lifted a tsunami warning for its northeastern coast almost four hours after a strong temblor struck Tuesday morning off Fukushima Prefecture, the same region hit hardest by the March 11, 2011, quake and nuclear disaster. Areas near the Daiichi plant had a tsunami of up to 1 meter on Tuesday. Authorities said: "We have already observed a tsunami and expect the tsunami to come to the sea side".

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Rapper The Game Ordered to Pay $7.13 Million in Sexual Battery Lawsuit

According to TMZ , an IL court ruled in favor of Priscilla Rainey who sued Game back in August of 2015. According to the Associated Press , Taylor's lawyers are "exploring legal options", and plan to appeal the decision. Game previously denied her allegations, via social media. "She got kicked off the show & as a result she filed this lame lawsuit which was probably her intentions before the show was ever even started".

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Trump's Rough Transition Start

Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer said the prohibition would ensure that members of the administration aren't using their government service to enrich themselves . Donald Trump speaks as his son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka listen at a campaign event at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., in June.

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Faster ATM recalibration, more manpower at banks to ease crisis

Inconveniences caused by the withdrawal of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 notes has worsened in the state as nearly all the ATM booths in Imphal remained close for the day on Tuesday. Other ATMs will continue to dispense R50 and R100 notes until they are recalibrated. India raised the limits on withdrawals and exchange of old banknotes after the government's surprise move to ban high-denomination bills last Tuesday resulted in customers across the country queuing for hours to deposit the old bills.

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Powerful quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee tsunami

A tsunami warning has been issued along the coast , according to the National Weather Service. Two people were injured when the quake jolted japan, however Tsunami evacuation orders have been issued in areas including Fukushima , Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori.

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Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

Roughly 80 percent of Canada's electricity now comes from zero-emission sources, McKenna said . Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says today's announcement by the federal government to phase out coal-fired power by 2030 has once again broken a commitment to work with the provinces on a national approach to climate change .

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7.3-magnitude quake, tsunami warning triggered in Fukushima, Japan

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii as a result of the quake, the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management said. A 3ft tsunami has already hit the port of Tsoma, as well as a 2ft tsunami at Onahama, and officials are warning of "repeated" waves.

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Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler dealing with shoulder injury

In the 22-16 loss, Cutler never left the game. On Cutler's final throw of the game, a 2nd-and-29 play in the final two minutes of the game, his plant foot slipped and his throw fell well short of the intended target and into the arms of Giants safety Landon Collins .

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Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Fukushima In Japan

Hazardous tsunami waves are possible for parts of Japan's east coast within 300 kilometers (about 186 miles) of the earthquake's epicenter, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Meanwhile, some of the comments being posted about the latest quake and tsunami to strike Japan showed that folks had lots of concerns about Japan suffering another natural event.

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Trump calls marriage equality 'settled' law

The effects of such a move would affect American life in a broad number of ways for a generation, but on " 60 Minutes " last night, CBS's Lesley Stahl asked the president-elect about one of the higher-profile issues. One was about the Supreme Court and abortion. Donald Trump: No, it'll go back to the states. It's also a position that strikes contrast between himself and his vice president , Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard PenceTrump pushes back: Transition process "is very ...

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7.3 magnitude quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee

Hours after a 6.9-magnitude quake hit off the coast of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture early Tuesday morning, a tsunami of more than 1 meter hit areas previously devastated by a major natural disaster and tsunami in 2011. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude at 6.9. Tsunami advisories have also been issued for several other nearby coastal areas. Just two reactors are operating in Japan - both in the southwest of the country.

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Tsunami warning issued after quake off Fukushima in Japan

The natural disaster, which was felt in Tokyo, was centered off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 kilometers, struck at 5:59 a.m. No damage has been reported at the company's other plants, although there have been some blackouts, said a spokeswoman. "It is much smaller in magnitude and energy release than the 9.0-magnitude that occurred in March of 2011.

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Kompany injury will be treated carefully - Guardiola

Toure had been frozen out of City's squad with Guardiola unhappy with the conduct of Toure's agent, Dimitri Seluk , and it seemed likely that the former Barcelona man would be exiting the club sooner rather than later. "His weight is ideal now", Guardiola said, "and there's no doubt about his quality". City's on-the-ball dominance paid off in the 38th minute, after some patient passing around the Palace back-line saw Yaya Toure pick up possession on the edge of the box.

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9 magnitude quake has hit off the coast of Fukushima

Sendai was also hard-hit during the 2011 quake and tsunami. Fukushima prefecture is north of Tokyo and home to the nuclear power plant that was destroyed by a huge tsunami following an offshore quake in 2011. "But now, we basically just tell people to head away from the sea, to the highest possible ground", Omine said. Doors started to swing on cabinets and sliding doors started to move.

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Obama administration suspends trade deal

Matthew McAlvanah, a spokesman for USA trade representative Mike Froman, told The Wall Street Journal that Republican congressional leaders had made it clear that the landmark 12-nation trade deal , signed in New Zealand in February after seven years of negotiations, would not be considered during President Obama's remaining time in office.

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Leicester concedes inside 33 seconds, loses 2-1 at Watford

Leicester will be without record signing Islam Slimani for Tuesday's clash with Bruges after he failed to recover from a groin problem that also ruled him out at Watford. "I think that we had a very fantastic reaction [after falling two goals down]" he said. Leicester have been brittle defensively, overrun in midfield at times and nothing like as potent in attack, where Jamie Vardy's goals have dried up and Mahrez has been a shadow of the footballer named PFA player of the year in April.

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Zika virus: Officials say virus NO LONGER a global public health emergency

It recommended that Zika response should be escalated into a sustained program of work with dedicated resources to address the long-term nature of the disease and its associated consequences. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Altogether, almost 30 countries have reported Zika-related birth defects. Dr Pete Salama, executive director of the WHO's health emergencies programme, said Zika had spread geographically and there was an ongoing risk to countries with Aedes mosquitoes, which ...

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Rupee ends weaker at 68.13 against US Dollar

She also confirmed to serve out her four-year term, which expires in January 2018. Yesterday, Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen all but gave the green flag to a rate hike next month, pressuring bonds even further. The euro, which is vulnerable to a slew of political risks including an Italian constitutional referendum next month and French and German elections next year, hit an 11-month low of $1.0567.

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Zika No Longer Constitutes International Emergency

The committee agreed that Zika virus and associated consequences remain a significant enduring public health challenge, requiring intense action but no longer represent a PHEIC. It has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since the current outbreak was identified in 2015, in Brazil. He believes it's too early to lift the state of emergency, since Zika is a seasonal disease.

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Mosul Offensive Slows As Iraqi Troops Clear Recaptured Neighborhoods

Meanwhile, Iraqi government forces killed and tortured civilians south of Mosul , rights groups said yesterday, the first such reports of alleged abuse in a US-backed campaign to retake the city from Islamic State. In the past week so-called Islamic State has executed more than 60 civilians in Mosul for "treason and collaboration". Thousands of Islamic State fighters have run Mosul , the largest city under their control in Iraq and neighbouring Syria, since they conquered ...

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'Obama came away with renewed confidence after Trump meeting'

Then Obama - who previously said Trump was "temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief" - indicated that the meeting gave him faith in a good transition. "In the meantime, Michelle has had a chance to greet the incoming first lady, and we had an excellent conversation with her as well", said Obama . Trump said after his victory that he would work to heal the divisions set off by the bitter campaign.


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