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'The Brady Bunch' actress Florence Henderson dies

My daughter Campbell, who, at the time, was a nine-year-old Fourth Grader in Mrs. Payne's class at Towne Meadow Elementary School in Carmel. You know, everybody wants a hug. "Listen, the only steps in this house are those", she said, pointing to the staircase, "the ones that lead up to your bedroom". She was a talented singer, and would use her voice to entertain the family and help make ends meet.

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Trump's pullout of TPP opens way for China

China will be handed the opportunity to reshape the rules for global trade and profit from a more isolated U.S. if President-elect Donald Trump carries out his pledge to abandon the landmark TPP pact, observers say. The country's exit from the TPP could spell doom for the deal and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that the partnership would be "meaningless" without active us participation, just hours before the president-elect made the announcement.

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Trump causes frenzy in United Kingdom politics over choice of envoy

But there are a few obstacles to Mr Trump's desire to have the acting leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) serve as Britain's chief diplomat in the United States - not only is it the role of each country to name its overseas representatives, but there is an ambassador in place.

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Thousands in Asia protest persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya

The violence has renewed pressure on Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi's administration to address the plight of the 1.1 million Rohingya, who are denied citizenship and access to basic services. "Up to 50 women and girls of our village were tortured and raped". Despite living in Rakhine in Burma, they are much maligned within their own country and have often suffered discrimination and persecution at the hands of hard line Buddhist nationalists.

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'Termination' clause in India-Japan civil nuclear deal not binding on India

Tokyo has made a rare exception for India to sign the nuclear agreement with the country, which was not party to Non-Proliferation Treaty, though New Delhi unilaterally abides all the norms of it. Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe said the agreement reflects a new level of mutual confidence and strategic partnership for clean energy, economic development and a peaceful and secure world.

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Germany, France propose Ukraine meeting in Minsk next week

The official was in favor of clear understanding with Russian Federation that the transference through Ukraine would continue from 2019 on, something he said would 'eliminate many political worries in Europe, ' which 'needs to preserve Ukraine as a transit country'.

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Turkey rethinks child rape bill after protests

The legal age of consent in Turkey is 18 but child marriage is widespread, especially in the southeast. Opposition members warned the bill could force girls into marriages against their will, while the government defended it as a way of releasing people who received consent from their wives' families.

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Dalai Lama: I have 'no worries' about Trump's election

Despite the president-elect's derogatory comments towards minority groups throughout his campaign, the 81-year-old spiritual leader believes that once Trump is actually in the Oval Office, he'll reign in some of the vitriol. He also said he looks forward to seeing the new president when he goes to the USA next year. Speaking to reporters in Ulaanbaatar, the Dalai Lama said he considered the United States a leading nation in the "free world".

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Japanese natural disaster triggers tsunami warning

The first wave, measuring 60 cm, or about 2 feet, arrived in Onahama port in Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture at 6:49 a.m., the weather agency reported. It sent three reactors into meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. A Fire was reported at a petroleum complex in Iwaki of Fukushima prefecture and was then put out without reports of injuries.

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Five men arrested in Paris were 'planning terror attack'

After being held in custody for five days, the five were moved at midday to the Paris court house and were to be presented later Friday to counter-terrorism investigating judges. Automatic weapons were found after raids in Strasbourg and Marseille the police said. On the USB key, investigators also found instructions for a money handover and detailed explanations to obtain weapons and ammunition.

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Somalia: 4 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

The explosion ripped through the market causing mayhem as people ran for safety, an eyewitness said. Abdukadir Abdirahman Adem, the director of Amin Ambulance Service (AAS), raised the death toll to almost 30 people, but the figure has not been confirmed by authorities.

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Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama likely to meet at APEC summit

The Russian leader told Trump that he was "ready to develop a dialogue of partnership with the new administration on the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in each other's domestic affairs", the statement said. The sides agreed to continue telephone contacts with a possible personal meeting to be organized by representatives of both sides. "There is enormous continuity.

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M'sia calls on Myanmar government to address violence in Rakhine

Myanmar is engaged in " ethnic cleansing " of Rohingya Muslims, a United Nations official has said, as reports emerged Friday of troops shooting at villagers as they tried to flee. A United Nations spokesman, John McKissick, announced on Thursday that the global organization believes the Myanmar government has been ethnically cleansing the Muslim minority group from the Rakhine State.

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In meeting with Putin, Filipino leader rips West

Both men are opposed on how to resolve issues like Syria, with Obama unsuccessful in persuading his counterpart to stop propping up President Bashar Assad. Trump has told Putin the desire is mutual. In the run-up to the U.S. election, the USA also accused Russian Federation of trying to interfere in the election, including by hacking Democratic Party email systems.

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Colombia government and FARC rebels sign 2nd peace deal

Londono said the agreement "put a definite end to the war so we can confront our difference in a civilized manner". While that fear has ebbed since the darker days of Colombia's conflict, about 70 leftist activists and human rights defenders have been killed this year in areas dominated by the FARC, and two rebels were slain by security forces two weeks ago despite a bilateral cease-fire.

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Woman recounts horror of seeing San Antonio detective's murder

The shooting was one of four against U.S. police in a 24-hour period. In Missouri, a St. Louis sergeant was shot two times in the face as he sat in his police vehicle. Asked if he knew Marconi, McKane said, "No, sir". Chief McManus said McKane was arrested on a capital murder warrant without incident after the auto he was riding in was stopped Monday afternoon on an interstate.

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Trump hails Castro's death

And the Zimbabwean leader's health has, like Castro's, always been the subject of speculation. The news was announced in an address on state television shortly thereafter by the leader's brother and current president, Raúl Castro. Castro, in turn, confiscated $1 billion in US assets. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter hours later to share a thought that proved pithy even for the medium: " Fidel Castro is dead!" The Cuban Communist Party mourned for "the commander of the ...

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Japan lifts tsunami warning along northeast coast after powerful quake

The 7.4 magnitude quake and small tsunami that struck Japan's northeast coast on Tuesday morning tested the sea wall constructed around the Fukushima nuclear plant, that was the site of one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history. Most nuclear power plants in Japan have been shut down since the 2011 disaster. However, the highest recorded wave, of 4.6ft, was "observed at Sendai port shortly after 8am".

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Iran train collision: Number of casualties may exceed 140

The trains destined from Tabriz-Mashad and Mashad-Semnan collided at Haftkhan station in Shahroud and Damqan on Friday morning. Iran's state TV says a train collision in the country's north has killed at least five people and injured 20.

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Narendra Modi attacks rivals over note ban, says understands their "pain"

In his address on the book launch, PM noted India's name features prominently in global corruption surveys which is not something to be proud of, he said, some decisions have to be taken in the interest of the nation. Derek O'Brien (TMC) said, "there was good debate yesterday where everyone had opposed black money". "It clearly states that the Prime Minister was talking about the people, who are hoarders of black money".

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US President-elect Trump reverses stance on torture tactics

Republican President-elect Donald Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes in the state of MI, according to certified unofficial county-by-county results released on Wednesday by the MI secretary of state. "I'm not looking to energize them", he said. If the campaigns were focused on exclusively the popular vote, Iowa's approximately 3 million residents would see far less of the candidates after the primaries were over.

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Manhunt after woman stabbed to death at monks' retirement home

A gendarmerie official close to the investigation said military decorations were among the elements found in the auto and that the vehicle was traced to a former member of the military. The retirement residence is located in Montferrer-sur-Lez, just north of Montpellier. France is on heightened alert and has been under a state of emergency since a wave of Islamist attacks a year ago.

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Trump says he's trying to save jobs in US

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. A representative for the company had no additional comment. In February this year, the air-conditioning company announced it would move production from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Monterey, Mexico.

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Fatal Shooting At Thanksgiving Day Football Event In Louisville

The injuries to the victims were not believed to be life-threatening. The Louisville's mayor asked people with information on the shooting to contact police, noting that there had been a recent uptick in homicides in the city. Lt. Emily McKinley said the dispute involved a group of people who had gathered in the park, according to Fox affiliate WDRB-TV . Men's games scheduled to take place afterward were canceled.

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Turkish proposal protecting child marriage sparks debate

The bill's opponents also say an underage girl is, by law, someone who isn't old enough to give her consent. However, he has ordered his conservative-Islamic Justice and Development Party, whose members presented the bill to parliament, to consult with the opposition parties on the matter.

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Pakistan, India should look for solution to Kashmir: Boris

On Wednesday, India hit back, with Pakistan alleging that India opened fire on a bus in the Neelam Valley on Pakistan's side of the Line of Control, killing nine passengers and seriously wounding nine others. Since then, there have been continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan leading to a retaliation from the Indian Army. He said the Indian occupation forces also fired upon the ambulances that had come to rescue the injured people from the site of the attack.

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Calgary Stampeders' Dave Dickenson named CFL's coach of the year

The 104th Grey Cup between Calgary and Ottawa goes Sunday at 2 p.m. MT from Toronto's BMO Field. Read the latest news about the incoming administration on our Tracking the Transition page. He recorded 1,057 yards with Edmonton en route to taking the honour in 2011. Jackson, Greg Ellingson (1,260 yards), Chris Williams (1,246) and Brad Sinopoli (1,036), all cracked the 1,000-yard receiving plateau, the first time in CFL history the same four receivers had over 1,000 yards receiving in ...

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Demonetisation: Both houses of Parliament adjourned till noon

Everybody feels that there should be action against black money. "We will ask them if there should be an independent probe into the documents seized during Income Tax raids into Sahara and Birla offices, which revealed that bribes worth crores of rupees were paid to Modi and many other leaders", he said.

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Aleppo Death Toll at 32 in Renewed Air Strikes

The air strikes are part of a wider escalation by the Syria regime and its allies including Russian Federation, which launched coordinated missile strikes against Syrian Opposition zones on Tuesday and for the first time used its only aircraft carrier.

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Turkish soldier killed, 3 others wounded in N. Syria

Russian Federation is among the main backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Both leaders agreed on stepping up efforts to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Syria's Aleppo, the sources said. They also vowed to continue to boost the normalization process between Turkey and Russian Federation. Al-Bab is of particular strategic importance to Turkey because Kurdish-dominated militias have also been pursuing a campaign to seize it.

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Klinsmann questioned as USA slumps to 0-2 start in qualifying

The Hertha Berlin center-half made a terrible hash of clearing a long ball forward and Campbell pounced to race clean through on goal, calmly tucking away past Guzan. Let's not skip past the fantastic ball from Bryan Ruiz, either. USA midfielder Christian Pulisic, 18, exerted his influence from a wide position, dashing past defenders to draw a free kick on the edge of the penalty area and serving a risky cross from the end line to the near post.

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Otto enters Pacific after devastation, 4 dead in Costa Rica

In Bluefields, Nicaragua, families evacuated homes along the coast as the storm neared Thursday. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega declared a state of emergency because of the storm and the quake, said spokeswoman Rosario Murillo, who is also his wife.

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Trump's Team Names KT McFarland as Deputy National Security Advisor

Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, tweeted Thursday that she has received a "deluge" of messages warning against choosing Romney, who earned scorn from Trump loyalists for his open criticism of the then-candidate through the GOP primaries.

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Kim K Reportedly Scheduled to Make First Major Public Appearance Since Robbery

The New York City event will be the 36-year-old's first real public appearance since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on October 3. "She is truly in no rush to get back into the spotlight". "It's given Kim time to reprioritize things in her life". The bootylicious bombshell is no doubt thrilled to be emerging from seclusion, as multiple reports claim she was going insane being stuck inside her Calabasas mansion while she recovered from the traumatizing heist at the beginning of October.

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Storm, earthquake hits Central America

Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area on Thursday, with tropical storm conditions expected to begin late Wednesday night or Thursday morning, making outside preparations hard or risky. Hurricane Otto had sparked red alerts in both countries when it spun in from the Caribbean on Thursday with winds of up to 175 kilometers (110 miles) per hour.


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