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Obama and Putin speak at APEC summit in Lima

He also said the Philippines longed to be part of Europe. "They seem to start a war but are afraid to go to war". They were waging war in so many places, in Vietnam, in Afghanistan and in Iraq. He said this in response to criticisms overseas of his war on illegal drugs, and warnings that he may be brought to the worldwide court because of the rising death toll in that campaign.

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Turkish Cypriot head blames Greek side for failed talks

It was the second round of meetings this month between Nicos Anastasiades, the Greek Cypriot leader, and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Mustafa Akinci. It has always been agreed that some of the territory now controlled by the Turkish Cypriots will be ceded to Greek-Cypriot control in any peace deal.

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Hurricane Otto makes landfall on coast of Nicaragua

Its position, strength and trajectory are also being monitored by the US National Hurricane Centre , which warned Otto's trailing rains "will likely result in life-threatening flash floods and mudslides". "This is the first time a hurricane has hit here", said Faucia Pena, an inhabitant of Bluefields . Officials in Costa Rica, which has declared a national emergency, ordered the evacuation of 4,000 people from its Caribbean coast and closed schools for the rest of the week.

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Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles El Salvador

Shaking was also felt in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, and as far as the Costa Rican capital San Jose. The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.2, was registered at a depth of 33km (20 miles), some 154km (96 miles) south-southwest of the Puerto Triunfo municipality in El Salvador, according to The US Geological Survey.

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Tsunami Warning Lifted After Japan Earthquake Strikes Near Fukushima

A 7.4-magnitude quake shook Japan last night, triggering mass evacuations and tsunami warnings , but no serious injuries have been reported . The U.S. Two days before the 2011 quake, there was a foreshock of 7.2. The largest wave recorded was 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) at Sendai Bay. But some tsunami waves managed to flow up some rivers in certain areas.

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NATO criticizes new Russian missiles near Poland, Lithuania

The decision to place the missiles in Russia's westernmost region was made after an American ABM (anti-ballistic missile) system was stationed in two Eastern European NATO countries, Romania and Poland. Niinisto said he hadn't seen "any inclination among the Russian leadership to threaten" Finland. "I wouldn't want to speculate, but it's clear that Finland as an EU-member is obliged to help, and that also means that Finland, too, would get support at a moment of crisis".

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Drinkwater banned for three games after elbow

Drinkwater was a key player for Leicester during their fairy tale season and remains so during their substandard defence of the title. The England worldwide is now ruled out of matches against Middlesbrough, who visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday, Sunderland and Manchester City.

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Domino's Plans to Deliver Pizza by Reindeer This Winter

One big obstacle could be safety as reindeer are wild animals which could turn on people. "We have been conducting daily testing, including final adjustments to our proprietary hardware and software, to flawless the service so that we could deliver the highest quality experience to customers in the safest possible manner".

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GDP will take 2% hit due to demonetisation: Manmohan Singh

After this, the Opposition stormed the Well of the House and forced the Chair to adjourn the session . "Only a soldier can do that", a source quoted Modi as saying at the meeting. Why are you making this an issue? They have also said that the questions were worded to preclude any disagreement. The so-called demonetisation drive is part of a crackdown on corruption, tax evasion and militant financing, but the decision to suck out 86 percent of cash in circulation threatens to push Asia's ...

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For Trump, lots of meetings, Cabinet picks still coming

President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. She later defended crossing party lines to meet with Trump about US involvement in Syria, saying in a statement she would never "play politics with American and Syrian lives".

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Rebel electors plotting to keep Trump out of White House

Trump, who once criticized the Electoral College as undemocratic, now salutes it as having a "certain genius". Some advocates want to do away with the Electoral College entirely, while others want to reform it so that electors are bound to the national popular vote.

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France centre-right primary: Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out

A man stands in the polling booth to vote in the first round of the French center-right presidential primary election in Nice, France , November 20, 2016. But he performed well in the debates, surged in the polls and won 44pc of the vote. Sarkozy's authoritarian and abrasive personality irritated some in his own camp, and many voters saw the primary as a referendum on the former president.

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Syria regime rejects United Nations truce proposal

School burnt down by the fire attack by the rebels from the East Aleppo. President Bashar Assad said earlier this week that Trump could prove to be a "natural ally" to Damascus . "The situation is horrific, catastrophic", said French ambassador Francois Delattre who accused the government of waging a "total-war strategy to take back Aleppo, no matter the price".

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Gov. Pat McCrory, state auditor candidate request recounts

It is highly unlikely a recount and legal maneuvering will change the election outcome. Greensboro attorney Jim Phillips and Kristi Jones, Cooper's chief of staff at the Department of Justice, are the transition team co-chairs. Operating under "an abundance of caution", the board says McCrory will have to re-file the request for a recount when the canvassing is complete if he is still trailing.

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England must maintain discipline against Argentina - Gustard

Danny Care and Nathan Hughes both remain in the squad despite missing training on Tuesday with minor problems, with the latter set to battle it out with Teimana Harrison, who scored his first global try against Fiji, to start at open-side. Fans booking corporate hospitality for the Australia game will hope the inclusion of May will help secure victory over the World Cup semi-finalists on Saturday, but they will also know the Wallabies will be keen for revenge after England's 3-0 whitewash ...

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U.S. considers taking Australian refugees

The Australian government says it has signed an agreement with the United States to resettle an unknown number of the refugees now being held at offshore Australian detention facilities to U.S. More than 1,600 people, determined to be refugees, are being housed on Manus and Nauru with 370 refugees in Australia for medical treatment. The undocumented immigrants were attempting to reach Australia by boat from Indonesia and were intercepted by the Australian Navy.

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US to Consider Taking Australia's Asylum Seekers, Kerry Says

Turnbull would not say exactly how many refugees would be resettled in the United States , but said women, children and families would be prioritised. However he has revealed the amount to go from Manus Island and Nauru will have to fit within America's existing annual intake. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has refused to be drawn on specifics, but earlier this week he stated that he is in "sensitive discussions with a number of countries" to relocate refugees from Manus and ...

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At least 30 killed and dozens injured in Kabul mosque attack

I heard a blast and dust covered the whole mosque. "When the dus t settled down, I saw the mosque was full of flesh and blood". "I was in the mosque, the people were offering prayers". In July, more than 81 Afghan citizens, mostly members of the Shia Hazara Musilm community, died in a twin-suicide attack on a political rally in Kabul , which was claimed by the Daesh militant group.

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Iraqi troops capture 3 more neighbourhoods in eastern Mosul

Those fleeing Tal Afar are Sunnis, who are in a majority in Nineveh province in and around Mosul . In Iraq, the fighting against the Islamic State group continues. The army's early advances have slowed as militants dig in, using the more than 1 million civilians inside the city as a shield, moving through tunnels, and hitting troops with suicide bombers, snipers and mortar fire.

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Trump defends settlement in university fraud lawsuits

Friday's deal doesn't require Trump to acknowledge wrongdoing. Students had claimed they were they were lured by false promises into paying up to $35,000 to learn Trump's real estate investing secrets from his hand-picked instructors. The suit from ex-Trump University students alleged they were misled over the years into the value of what was being offered educationally. "One thing about me, I am not known as a settler".

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Putin says Russian Federation works to develop new weapons

In a statement , Senator John McCain of Arizona said the price of starting anew with Moscow would be U.S. complicity in the " butchery of the Syrian people " being carried out by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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UK cuts growth forecasts in first budget plan since Brexit vote

Some of the more vocal pro-Brexit ministers have attacked the OBR, claiming many of their forecasts were not worth the paper they're written on while the Chancellor is reported to be taking this latest warning with a pinch of salt. "We will meet our commitments to protect the budgets of key public services and defence". The government is to launch a consultation to work out how it should deal with companies who contact investors out of the blue and promise exciting, high-growth ...

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Turkey Sees Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as Alternative to EU

Under these circumstances, Turkey should feel calm. Turkey has closed more than 130 media outlets since July. More than 110,000 people have been sacked or suspended in the military, civil service, judiciary and elsewhere, while 36,000 people have been jailed as part of the investigation into the failed putsch that killed at least 240 people.

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Santa Claus fantasy may damage parent-child bond

The article, co-authored by psychology professor Christopher Boyle, also suggested parents are motivated to maintain the myth of the festive figure out of a selfish desire to relive their childhood. "It is a method of discipline used by many adults that gains momentum closer to Christmas Day". "In a mythology more recently augmented in North America by the ever vigilant "Elf on the Shelf", it is made clear that no child can hide from the North Pole's National Security Agency-style ...

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President-elect Trump's Thanksgiving Prayer

After spending more than a year on the campaign trail making controversial statements and insulting almost every minority group in the nation, the president-elect has a simple Thanksgiving message: unity. "I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone", he said. "It is time to restore the bonds of trust between citizens".

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Teens Charged in Death of Danny Davis' Grandson

Two teenagers were charged as adults with first degree murder Sunday in connection with the killing of U.S. Congressman Danny Davis' grandson Jovan Wilson. I don't even think she's in her right state of mind right now", she said. "The question that I've been asking myself is, 'how does a 15-year-old get access to a gun?" Banks said she wanted to retrieve some shoes she had lent to the brother in exchange for a pair of trousers, Grissman said.

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Thousands take part in Turkey Trot in Webster

For many people, this has become a Thanksgiving tradition, with 80 percent of participants running with a family group, and with 66 percent of this year's runners having previously participated. The free event is sponsored by the Optimist Club and the Rancho Murieta Association. Almost 500 people participated in this year's event, the largest turnout so far.

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives in Pakistan

He said the "mutual sequestration" of the India-Pakistan economies was holding back the region from becoming a "boom zone". He appreciated the assistance and support of the United Kingdom to Pakistan in key areas specifically in education and health sectors.

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Dalai Lama relaxed about Donald Trump presidency: 'I have no worries'

He also said he looks forward to meeting the president-elect at some point after his inauguration, according to the AP. The Dalai Lama , speaking in English, was not concerned about Trump's remarks during the election campaign, which have been cited as offensive to Muslims, Hispanics and other United States minority groups.

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Colombia, FARC rebels sign revised peace deal

Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord Thursday, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum, both parties said. The lack of broad support for the accord will make the already-steep challenge of implementing it even tougher. FARC was formed in 1964 as the military wing of Colombia's Communist Party.

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Hong Kong seizes Singapore armored vehicles en route from Taiwan

The Hong Kong publication said the armoured vehicles belonged to Singapore, citing experts and a crowd-funded journalism and intelligence community. The cargo was reportedly shipped from Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan , where Singapore troops train.

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Trump names his first woman to a top-level post

The official isn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter and requests anonymity. "He should be forced to take an IQ test before being allowed to enter the GOP debate", Trump followed up in June. The Pences plan to spend Thanksgiving Day in MS, where their son, Michael, is in Marine Corps pilot training. Trump takes over from Democratic President Barack Obama on January 20.

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Green Party raises $2.5 million for presidential election recount in Wisconsin

On a fundraising page launched early Wednesday afternoon, the Stein campaign indicated it wants recounts in those three states because "data suggests significant discrepancies in vote totals". Probably not. I believe the most likely explanation is that the polls were systematically wrong, rather than that the election was hacked. A former presidential candidate looks likely to spur a last-minute recount of part of the result of the United States election.

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Peru and China Sign 18 Agreements After APEC Summit

During the APEC summit Xi cast his country as a leader of free trade cooperation. "The two-way cooperation has deepened on all fronts ever since", President Xi said. But for some Latin American countries, more trade with China is not necessarily a good thing. "That's the kind of attitude that we want to try to promote in.

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Asian stocks mixed in quiet trade, Japan buoyed by lower yen

Hong Kong-listed CNOOC and PetroChina each jumped around four percent, while in Tokyo Inpex put on 1.7 percent and Woodside Petroleum advanced 2.4 percent in Sydney. Fast Retailing is losing 0.2 percent and SoftBank is edging up less than 1 percent. In economic news, Japan will provide October numbers for department store sales today.


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