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Earthquake hits off Fukushima in Japan; no tsunami warning

So far no major damage or injuries were reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued. Japan accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater. A cooling water pump stopped functioning at one nuclear plant, but a backup pump restored the flow after 90 minutes. The quake occurred about 6.30am (local time) on Thursday 37km south of Namie, according to the US Geological Society.

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From soldiers to midwives, Turkey dismisses 15000 more after coup bid

Schulz also said that Brussels would halt Ankara's accession talks if Turkey introduced capital punishment. Turkey has taken in roughly 3 million refugees from Syria and elsewhere, twice the number that have fled to Europe. At the same time, German media reported on Thursday that nearly 60 Turkish nationals holding diplomatic passports filed asylum requests only in Germany after receiving orders to return to Turkey .

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CONTACT 13: 5 tips for a food-safe Thanksgiving

The USDA suggests cutting turkey off the bone and refrigerate as soon as you can, and within two hours of coming out of the oven. Welle said it's also important to keep handles turned inward to avoid spills, keep children away from the kitchen, wear appropriate clothing that won't catch fire or snagged on a pot handle, and always use potholders or gloves.

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USDA's five tips for a food safe Thanksgiving

Cut the turkey off the bone and refrigerate it as soon as you can, within 2 hours of the turkey coming out of the oven . Keep things that can catch fire such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels and curtains away from the cooking area.

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Navy to help survey damage after 7.5 quake rocks New Zealand

The Red Cross, which used defence force helicopters to bring in emergency generators, satellite communications and water bladders, said water in the town was running out. It stirred painful memories for residents of Christchurch , which was devastated five years ago by a 6.3 tremor that killed 185 people. Experts said the relatively low death toll was because the quake was centred on a sparsely populated area and hit at night, when people were in their homes.

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Drugs, alcohol not involved in fatal bus crash

Police say Walker was driving well above the narrow road's 30 miles per hour speed limit at the time of the crash. Mateen said she complained to the Board of Education, the school and the bus company. This way, supervisors can get a true sense of a driver's performance when it comes time for evaluations, Bates said. "It was very moving and heartbreaking also", said one woman whose son went to school at Woodmore Elementary a year ago.

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Far-right loner jailed for life in murder of British MP

Mair was found guilty of the murder of the MP and of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to a 78-year-old man who came to the aid of Cox. Several people tried to intervene, including 77-year-old Bernard Kenny, whom Mair stabbed. In a statement later published on Twitter, he added: "We hope the country will take something from this". Mr Cox said his wife's death had led to an "outpouring of love" from supporters and wellwishers, following an act which was driven by politics, ...

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I Disavow [the Alt-Right]. . .Not a Group I Want to Energize

He said Trump has supported affirmative action and opposed segregated establishments. The New York Times reporters pressed him on the alt-right conference, and he once again disavowed racism, saying "boy, you are really into" the issue.

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of presidential nominee race

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy endured a humiliating loss in the first round of France's Republican party presidential primary Sunday as he placed third with more than half of polling stations reporting. He told reporters he now supported Fillon , 62, whose "political choices" he said were closer to his own than Juppe's. He and Mr Juppe head into the second round.

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Nikki Haley's No Trump Cheerleader, But Got UN Job Anyway

I was moved to accept this new assignment for two reasons. Last Thursday, she was in the first batch of potential candidates for positions in the Trump administration who were interviewed by him for possible positions. "It's not something that the country deserves, but it's what we've got". Mr Petraeus told the BBC he had not had direct contact with Mr Trump and did not know how he operated but added "those who have been talking to him say this is a very personable, very hospitable, very ...

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Kansas killing, abduction suspect living in US illegally

Sesmas missed a court date after her first charges in July. She then fled with six-day-old Sofia Gonzales, heading south back to Dallas. Wichita police Lt. She said Sesmas demanded $10,000 and said she had two cohorts who were friends with Portillo's husband and who thought he could afford to pay that much to get the girls back.

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Trump video raises questions on regulation

Matthias Helble, a research economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, said Trump's announcement that bilateral trade deals would replace the TPP "comes at a high cost". The six items that president elect unveiled are to some extent easy to go with as they require only Trump's signature and do not need Congressional approval.

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Evacuations ordered in Nicaragua, Costa Rica ahead of Hurricane Otto

Otto is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 6 to 12 inches, with isolated amounts of 15 to 20 inches, across northern Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua through Thursday. Otto was a rare, late-appearing hurricane in the Atlantic storm season, which runs from June to the end of November. Jose Donderis , Panama's civil defense director, said a landslide just west of Panama City early Tuesday trapped nine people.

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Pressure on South Korea's Park mounts as massive crowd demands she quit

Under South Korea's constitution, the incumbent president may not be charged with a criminal offence except insurrection or treason. People chant slogans during a rally calling for President Park Geun-hye to step down in central Seoul, South Korea, November 12, 2016.

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3 dead in Panama rains linked to Tropical Storm Otto

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) expects Otto to make landfall in Costa Rica and Nicaragua early on Thursday. The National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) is forecasting Otto to make landfall early Thanksgiving Day near the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica .

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Federal court in Texas blocks Obama-led plan to extend overtime

In doing so, Mazzant granted 21 states and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce a nationwide temporary injunction , according to published reports. The decision gives the U.S. Few white-collar and even blue-collar workers are now covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. In September, LABI also pledged support to the coalition of states that filed a federal court complaint challenging the U.S.

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Trump to pay $35m in fraud case

Friday's deal doesn't require Trump to acknowledge wrongdoing. "The victims of Trump University have waited years for today's result and I am pleased that their patience-and persistence-will be rewarded by this $25 million settlement", Schneiderman said, noting that "every victim will receive restitution and that Donald Trump will pay up to $1 million in penalties to the State of NY for violating state education laws".

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President Obama offers 'wait and see' approach to President-elect Trump

This is the first time Obama had come to the defence of Trump, a man he once said was unfit to be the President of the United States of America. Speaking in Peru as he wrapped up his last foreign trip, which was dominated by Donald Trump's surprise win in the U.S.

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Trump wants U.S. to pull out of Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

The deal, which excludes China, was signed in February between the US, Japan and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific with the aim of removing barriers to trade among countries that account for 40 percent of the global economy. Trump has promised. "There is no zero-sum relationship between the various free trade arrangements, and they should not be mutually exclusionary, but rather should promote each other".

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Steve Smith defends Faf du Plessis in ball tampering row

Du Plessis was found guilty of ball tampering in 2013, when he breached the ICC's code of conduct by rubbing the ball on the zipper of a trouser pocket to make gouge marks during a test against Pakistan. A number of past and present players from all over the world - or, as du Plessis put it, "99 per cent" of the cricketing world - were stunned by the charge but the Proteas star said he was eager to move on and complete the series sweep of Australia.

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Watch Dogs 2's PC-only ray-marched fog looks fantastic

Now offered via the multiplayer app are co-op invites, cross-game hacking and hunting down targets for bounties. As we mentioned in our Watch Dogs 2 review, Ubisoft apparently had some issues to contend with when rolling out the seamless multiplayer functionality for the game at launch.

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White Supremacist Leader Praised Trump Victory, Met With Nazi Salute

Steve Bannon, who was recently brought on as Trump's chief strategist, is also under fire for his ties to Breitbart , a far-right website that traffics in white nationalist sentiment. Richard Spencer organized an alt-right conference in Washington D.C.to celebrate "the year of Donald Trump". "The Holocaust did not begin with killing; it began with words".

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Angela Merkel 'to seek fourth term as German chancellor'

Merkel said that she intends to serve a full, four-year term, "as long as my health allows it". Merkel has called a news conference for 1800 UTC (1:00 p.m. If Merkel wins and serves out a fourth term, she wouldn't just equal Kohl's record tenure but also would overtake conservative icon Konrad Adenauer, who served just over 14 years as chancellor from 1949-1963.

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Fillon, Juppe kick off race for support for French presidential ticket

His former boss, who lost the 2012 election to Socialist Francois Hollande and on Sunday saw his political comeback dissolve before his eyes as he came third - meaning eliminated - in the vote, once famously described Fillon as effectively no more than a senior member of staff, calling him in French his "collaborateur".

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Japan - Earthquake and a small tsunami hit Fukushima

The massive tsunami it generated knocked out the Fukushima Daiichi plant, causing the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl a quarter of a century earlier. "The magnitude of a 9.0 quake is an natural disaster that released 32×32, over 1,000 times more energy then the quake that we had today", said Abreu.

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North Dakota leaders urge Obama for pipeline completion

The North Dakota Highway Patrol in a statement Tuesday that backed up the sheriff's office's version of events, saying officers during the skirmish spotted protesters with "multiple silver cylinder objects". Emergency workers airlifted Wilansky to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after she was injured during an encounter between law enforcement and anti-pipeline activists, friends and family say.

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Can Trump overturn Iran deal? Easier said than done

Iran warned Wednesday that US President-elect Donald Trump must abide by an important nuclear deal that the United States and five other countries signed with Tehran previous year. The United States has purchased excess heavy water from Iran in the past. The Vice President, who also called for an improved bilateral ties between Nigeria and Iran in the areas of economy, culture and science, said "moving the agreement to logical conclusion is uppermost for Iranian people".

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Trump could hit Iran with sanctions -- but Europe would scream

President has disturbed many foreign leaders, but especially those in Iran. It has been largely respected despite undiminished U.S. Some officials believe that if Trump adopts hostile policies towards Iran, this will empower hardliners in Iran and unite their supporters, which in fact hints at more political pressure and aggressive regional policy.

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Trump Seems to Soften on Campaign Promises

Michelle Rhee, the past chancellor of schools, tweeted that she was "not pursuing" a job with the Administration, despite a Saturday meeting with Mr. "I would love to be able to be the one that made peace with Israel and the Palestinians ", he said, adding that Kushner "would be very good at it" and that "he knows the region".

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Mike Flynn Says He Helped Shape Trump's Views on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The man whom President-elect Donald Trump picked as his national security adviser has said he doesn't believe that all cultures are " morally equivalent " and once described Islam as "a cancer", comments that have many in the Muslim community anxious about what his new job might mean for them.

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AIADMK wins Thanjavur, ahead in 2 seats in Tamil Nadu By-polls

Continuing its electoral dominance, the ruling AIADMK wrested the Aravakkurichi seat from DMK and retained Thanjavur and Thiruparankundram by margins ranging from more than 20,000 votes to 42,000. The DMK was disappointed with the results considering that its heir-apparent and Leader of the Opposition M.K. Stalin had extensively toured the constituencies in a bid to upset the AIADMK's apple cart.

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China, US kick off high-level dialogue

China is pushing back against President-elect Donald Trump's threat to use sanctions to win back a competitive trade advantage for the United States. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the last high-level economic dialogue between the two countries under the Obama administration.

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Alt-right leader: 'Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!'

In doing so, he tried to disavow the fringe "alt-right' movement while rejecting the notion that he stoked the group's neo-Nazi/white nationalist views". "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!" was heard as Spencer began his speech, outlining his dream to create "a new society, an ethno-state that would be a gathering point for all Europeans".

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Kremlin accuses Obama team of trying to damage ties with Russian Federation

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with leadership of the Defense Ministry and military-industrial complex in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Nov. "With the US presidential transition underway, Vladimir Putin has said in recent days that he wants to improve relations with the United States", McCain said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Durham County Allowing Evidentiary Hearing Over Election Results

A successful McCrory challenge might depend on the count ending with him in the lead, or with questions about more ballots than the ballots that make up Cooper's margin of victory. Since then, the party has highlighted allegations of voter fraud in rural Bladen County, which broke for Republicans up and down the ballot. "My home state of Louisiana, like North Carolina , is one of 32 states in the USA that does not force private businesses to allow men in women's showers, locker rooms, and ...


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