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Tsunami warning lifted after natural disaster hits near Fukushima

A preliminary magnitude of 7.4 was recorded in the coastal region-which was left devastated after an quake and tsunami struck in 2011, killing 18,000 people and causing a catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant-but the US Geological Survey has since downgraded it to 6.9.

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Donald Trump taps retired Gen. Michael Flynn for national security adviser

Flynn has helped facilitate business meetings with his father and appeared at campaign events alongside his father for Trump's presidential campaign . Mr. Trump has issued a statement, "Mr. Flynn will be on my side to work to defeat the radical Islamic terrorism, and to navigate any geopolitical challenges and will Americans safe and secured at home and overseas".

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Trump rejects term 'reset' with Russian Federation

Mr. Putin had favored Donald Trump in the election, while Mr. Obama campaigned vigorously for Hillary Clinton. "The president urged President Putin to uphold Russia's commitments under the Minsk agreements, underscoring the U.S. President Putin congratulated Duterte for his "personal victory" in winning the presidential elections in May, and expressed hopes that diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Russian Federation strengthen further.

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Srinagar: Flights cancelled due to dense fog

Air traffic has since remained more or less suspended, with the exception of two flights landing and then taking off on Saturday. The minimum temperature in the South Kashmir town of Qazigund was minus 2.2 degrees Celsius. The official forecast mainly dry weather till tomorrow. "For the past three days, we are short of new currency notes as cash could not be brought here due to the cancellation of flights", a senior official of J&K Bank said.

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Abbas congratulates Trump, urges him to pursue peace deal

Both candidates had broadly said that if elected they would continue in the line of current USA policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which by and large advocates for a two-state solution, although an advisor to Mr Trump said in October that the candidate is "sceptical" of the efficacy of a two-state solution.

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ISIS executes 15 Iraqi soldiers in Mosul

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has used chemical weapons in at least 52 incidents since 2014 in Iraq and Syria and it may resort to such warfare to slow the Iraqi forces in Mosul, says a UK-based conflict monitoring group. On Tuesday, a United Nations spokesman said the number of displaced people fleeing the military operation in Mosul has risen to over 68,000. The latest development will make it very long and unsafe for IS if it attempts to move fighters and equipment between Mosul and ...

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Jury convicts Thomas Mair of murdering UK lawmaker Jo Cox

The jury is likely to retire to consider its verdicy at around 11am. He went on to detail the initial attack on the Batley and Spen MP by defendant Thomas Mair. The attack shocked Britain and brought a temporary halt to campaigning ahead of United Kingdom referendum on European Union membership. They included a gold Third Reich Eagle ornament with a Swastika emblazoned on it which was placed on top of a bookshelf in his bedroom.

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US OKs Airbus sale of 100-plus planes to Iran

While Airbus in September won USA government approval to deliver 17 planes to Iran Air, Boeing also received approval to sell planes to the carrier. Tehran provisionally ordered more than 100 jets each from Airbus and Boeing this year. According to the White House, President Obama would veto the bill if it reaches him, but Iran-critic Trump could choose to withdraw the license. However, critics of plane sales to Iran have sought to block the transaction.

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More than 1000 fighters from Iran killed in war in Syria

This is a major increase from the Islamic Republic's report just four months ago, stating that 400 of its soldiers had been killed in the conflict. Although Iran is deploying many of its own nationals into Syria, the Islamic Republic is also training and recruiting, sometimes by force, Shiites from neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Texas judge blocks Obama administration's overtime pay extension

All employers are required to comply with this new rule , but given the short time frame to implement the HR changes, many companies have been scrambling. The White House can keep publishing new rules, but they would have only survived had Hillary Clinton won the election, as they expected. This decision is an enormous rebuke to the Obama administration.

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OPCW says Russian samples may be used in Syria investigation

In addition there were 16 civilian deaths, including 10 children, after rebels had shelled western Aleppo, held by the government, the Observatory said. Syrian authorities deny having used chemical weapons in the conflict. The rebels told them they should wait until dark for safety. The Syrian Army's general command on Tuesday asked the residents of the eastern districts of Aleppo to cooperate with the government forces so that they can be protected.

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J&K: Pak troops violate ceasefire, India launches fierce counter-offensive

Pakistani army's border action team and militants have carried out combined attacks on Indian forces in past. Pakistan Army has destroyed several check posts of Indian army, with reports of heavy casualties of the enemy, ISPR said. Reports said that shelling in Neelum valley had begun at about 3:00am, but intensified in the morning. Pakistan Army also fired at Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors.

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Tropical Storm Otto becomes a hurricane

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami , at 4 p.m. EST on Monday, the center of the storm was almost stationary and a generally westward drift is expected over the next couple of days. Otto is projected to lose strength as it hits the mountains in Central America later this week. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 miles per hour.

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Blue pills in Blue House: S. Korea leader explains Viagra

Park is also accused of letting Choi meddle in state affairs to the extent of nominating top officials and editing her speeches. Now that there is a strong suspicion of crimes committed by Park and people close to her, she should not resort to her presidential privileges to avoid being prosecuted.

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Donald Trump slams 'SNL' as 'biased', not funny after latest parody

Sixteen years later, history was repeated when Hillary Clinton won more popular votes than Donald Trump. Sympathetically, he said, "She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways". "His job is to pick those guys, not do their jobs". "I think it's time , maybe, for a general", he said. He found that Clinton performed well in places where people are more likely to have four-year degrees.

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Senate Trade-off: More Obama Judges, Trump Gets Nominees

House Republican leaders are aiming to gut an overtime rule from President Barack Obama that will force companies to pay time-and-a-half to workers who make less than $47,000 a year, starting on December 1, reports Politico. Democrats defended the decision crucial to forcing action in a Washington gripped by partisan warfare. Then in 1972, when President Richard M.

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Modi arrogant, it doesn't augur well for democracy: Mulayam

The election campaign of the Samajwadi Party's was delayed due to the family feud and due to which Mulayam called off the rally from Azamgarh to start the poll campaign. "Though this is an alliance of three parties, talks are on with other smaller outfits", the statement said. "As far as SP is concerned, it faces many challenges...

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Trump to NYT: 'open mind' on quitting climate accords

Trump has been on the defense against several reports made in particular by the New York Times , and has famously found Twitter to be his trusty tool to let the world know about his opinions and to launch his attacks. Responding to questions on his real flourishing estate business, Trump said it would be extremely hard to sell off his business, as they are real estate holdings.

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Trump vows to withdraw from TPP within first 100 days of presidency

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said earlier this week he was hopeful that Trump might change his mind and embrace the TPP , or that the deal could survive in a modified form to placate the incoming USA president. President-elect Donald Trump said the United States would abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The NDP, which has openly opposed the TPP , called on the Liberals to take a position on its ratification, independent of the U.S.

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Trump admits 'some connectivity' between climate change and human activity

In contrast to U.S. President Barack Obama's efforts to fund climate change projects by reducing the space exploration budget, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly under the arrangement of cutting NASA's Earth Sciences funding to prioritize the agency's deep space exploration missions.

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Erdogan: European Parliament vote on Turkey has 'no value'

With little leverage over Erdogan , the European Union and the US have been watching a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that was long held up as a model democracy in the Muslim world slide deeper toward autocracy and move further away from the EU.

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NZ backs fast-tracking of Paris climate deal

The beauty of the Paris Agreement is its flexibility and its potential to recognize contributions of governments below the national level, says former Spanish negotiator Teresa Ribiera, who now runs a climate change think tank in Paris. Then: "We ought to open up the libel laws, and I'm going to do that". I think they've [The Clintons] been through a lot. "It's not a group I want to energise", he said.

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Rebel leaders arrive in Bogota to sign new peace deal

However, Government opponents led by former President Alvaro Uribe said the agreement is to conclude more than fifty years of civil war, resulting in death of more than 220,000 people. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos arrives for a press conference at the Santa Fe clinic in Bogota , Colombia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Fears for the ceasefire had already risen last week when two FARC guerrillas were killed in what authorities said was a clash with the army.

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Priebus: Counsel to ensure no conflicts of interest

I mean, we should have a lot of systems. If the president-elect's camp is trying to scare the bejeezus out of America's 3.3 million Muslims, it's doing a fine job. Priebus also declines to rule out waterboarding or other brutal interrogation measures. Trump calls for total ban on Muslims entering USWhy did NSEERS fail and could it be brought back? Priebus also said the Trump administration will block federal funds from "sanctuary cities" that want to protect immigrants by not ...

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Donald Trump backs off campaign vow to prosecute 'Crooked Hillary'

A group of "prominent computer scientists and election lawyers" are urging Democrat Hillary Clinton in private to call for a recount of the November 8 presidential elections in the swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin , New York magazine's Daily Intelligencer blog reported Tuesday, citing what they call unusual discrepancies between counties that used electronic ballots versus other methods.

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Opposition To Launch 'Aakrosh Diwas' Against Demonetisation On Nov. 28

In the Rajya Sabha, which started a debate on demonetisation on the first day, the opposition is seeking the presence of the Prime Minister in the house. Speaking at a rally in the national capital, Naidu said that there was no question of the government withdrawing the exercise. "If the House is not functioning, singularly the blame is on the Prime Minister and his arrogance of not wanting to face Parliament", said Yechury, adding that if the Prime Minister refuses to be answerable to ...

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Trump Keeping 'Open Mind' On Pulling Out Of Climate Accord

Trump told the New York Times in an interview that he thinks there is " some connectivity " between human activity and global warming, despite previously describing climate change as a hoax . His parting comment was that the Times was a "world jewel". Instead, later on Monday evening, Trump posted a video to social media presenting - in only the most general terms - his aspirations and progress on his transition.

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Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighbourhood

Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from IS fighters as they began their siege of Mosul's Zohour neighborhood on Sunday. Other forces are advancing on the city from different directions, and the US -led coalition is providing airstrikes and other support.

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Snubbing NATO, China says ready to consider Turkey in SCO

Neither Stoltenberg nor Erdogan provided a number, although Erdogan said it was not high . "Because I am disillusioned ", Erdogan replied. The EU is treading a fine line in relations with Turkey: it needs Ankara's continued help in curbing a huge flow of migrants and refugees, especially from Syria, but is alarmed by Turkey's crackdown on opponents since a failed coup attempt in July.

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IS claims coalition airstrike disables fourth Mosul bridge

Iraqi security forces have recaptured six villages in southeast and north of the city of Mosul, while Special Forces continued heavy clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants in the eastern part of the city. A member of the provincial council for Nineveh, of which Mosul is the capital, said the central bridge was the last remaining after four others over the Tigris had been destroyed.

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Chilling Video Shows White Power Rally Celebrating Trump

A video published by The Atlantic shows parts of a speech delivered by Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist within the alt-right movement. In the speech below, he leads his followers in a cheer of " Hail Trump , hail our people, hail victory", sounding very much like the Nazis who bowed down at the feet of Adolf Hitler.

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How Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to combat fake news

Mark Zuckerberg has done his best to get around the problems that his giant social network has created in the form of viral fake news and hoaxes, a problem that many believe may have played a key role in the election of Donald Trump. He said, "Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information". Explains Zuckerberg: "This means better technical systems to detect what people will flag as false before they do it themselves".

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Syria rejects United Nations proposal for autonomous rebel-held Aleppo

They were just some of the hundreds killed since last Tuesday in assaults by the government and its allies on rebel-held eastern Aleppo; one of the most intense bombardments in nearly six years of war. The assault began last Tuesday after a week-long pause in air strikes and shelling even as air strikes continued in the surrounding countryside. Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said it was the biggest advance regime forces have made so far inside eastern Aleppo.

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Thanksgiving Thursday on Pick TV

That makes this game with the Vikings crucial. The Steelers are tied with the Ravens in AFC North and the Colts are trailing the Houston Texans by a game and a half after Sunday (the Texans have the Monday night matchup which may narrow their lead to half a game if they lose).

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President-elect Donald Trump to meet with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

Johnson said the interior secretary also oversees drilling and other activity on vast tracts of federally controlled land. Trump said one action he will take on Day One will be to issue a notification of intent to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and renegotiate what he said are fair bilateral deals.


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