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GUILTY: Nazi obsessed loner who murdered MP Jo Cox

Thomas Mair was found guilty of murder, possessing a firearm with intent, possessing a dagger and grievous bodily harm. The judge refused Mair's request to make a statement in court, telling the defendant that his attack was "brutal and ruthless", and that Cox was the "true patriot" and not him, the Press Association reported.

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Erdogan, Putin in Syria talks after Turkish soldiers killed

Turkey said it would retaliate against the attacks. Turkey launched the operation in August - dubbed "Euphrates Shield" - in support of Syrian rebel fighters seeking to retake IS-held territory in northern Syria and also to halt the advance of Kurdish militia fighters, who Ankara accuses of links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which it considers a terrorist group.

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Trump aide mocks election challenge

Trump has struck real estate deals in South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Uruguay, Panama, India and Turkey, among other countries. FOREIGN AFFAIRS Trump's extensive operations overseas raise the possibility that his foreign policy could be shaped by his business interests, and vice versa.

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Storm kills four in central America as 7.0 quake hits

Otto made landfall on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Thursday as a risky Category 2 storm but it faded to tropical storm force before emerging over the eastern Pacific early Friday. United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisations had supported the emergency response, the United Nations office coordinating humanitarian affairs said in a statement.

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Rare hurricane 'Otto' bearing down on Nicaragua, Costa Rica

National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) issued at 2:46 p.m. Costa Rica time. Depression strengthens into tropical storm otto. A hurricane watch is up for Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua , and a tropical storm watch has been posted for Panama.

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142 deaths were caused by the massive train crash from India

Officials had said that prima facie the cause of the accident could be due to track fracture. Rescuers and people gathered at the site where a train derailed in Kanpur , in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. After an overnight effort by personnel of the army, police and the National Disaster Management Force it was clear on Monday afternoon that it would take a miracle to find anyone alive in the crushed coaches of the Indore-Patna Express.

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No. 14 WMU Still Unbeaten After 55-35 Rout Of Toledo

Corey Davis and No. 14 Western Michigan wrapped up an undefeated regular season in style, routing Toledo 55-35 on Friday night to secure a berth next week in the Mid-American Conference championship game. This is an elite program, elite school, 12-0. Alabama is the nation's only other undefeated team. TARGETING: Western Michigan's Caleb Bailey was ejected for targeting after a helmet-to-helmet hit on Woodside in the fourth quarter.

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European foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine next week in Minsk

Cash-strapped Ukraine already has bought gas from other countries, such as Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, and Sefcovic said a deal was close to being reached to provide Ukraine with $500 million of funding from the World Bank to pay for gas supplies.

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Syrian Government Rejects Aleppo Self-Rule Proposal

Worldwide concern has been growing over the fighting, after Damascus launched a ferocious assault in Aleppo last Tuesday, using air strikes, barrel bombs and artillery fire in a bid to recapture the east of the battered city. The city was once the country's economic powerhouse, but it has been ravaged by the war that has killed 300,000 people since it began with anti-government protests in March 2011.

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Blast near governor office in Turkey's Adana

Daily Star quoted Governor Mahmut Demirtas as saying that it was a auto bomb explosion. Nearby vehicles and the governor's building had been damaged in the incident, Anadolu said quoting preliminary reports. Several ambulances and fire trucks evacuated victims, while thick smoke and fire continued to billow from the scene. Since July 2015, when a ceasfire between the PKK and Turkey's government collapsed, dozens of attacks by PKK militants have targeted security forces, government ...

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Indian army rubbishes Pakistan's claim of killing 11 soldiers

The Pakistani military said Saturday it had shot down an Indian drone in Kashmir, hours after four children were killed when mortar shells fired by Indian troops hit a village in the restive region. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria strongly condemned the unprovoked Indian firing. Pakistan had claimed that seven of its soldiers were killed at the LoC in an alleged ceasefire violation by Indian troops on November 13.

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Iraqi troops and allies encircle Mosul

Iraq's USA -trained Counter Terrorism Service breached Islamic State defences in east Mosul at the end of October and is battling to expand its foothold in the city. Iraq had deployed around 25,000 members of the security forces in and around the shrine city, which lies southwest of Baghdad, to protect the pilgrims from a feared IS attack.

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Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro 'brutal dictator'

His grandfather Carlos Leon was a Cuban Naval attache to the U.S. government for the government of Fulgencio Batista. He survived long enough to see Raul Castro negotiate an opening with U.S. Fidel has died. Long live Cuba! "Cuba's contribution in the struggle for freedom by the democratic people of our country, Southern African region, the African continent and elsewhere came without any strings attached".

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Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen: Interest rate hike could come 'relatively soon'

Warehouse club operator Costco lost $1.85, or 1.2 percent, to $150.29 and grocery store chain Kroger slid 71 cents, or 2.1 percent, to $32.99. Traders are pricing in a 79 percent chance that the Fed will raise rates in December, according to Thomson Reuters data.

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Sister ecstatic over return of missing California woman

Papini was found near Interstate 5 on Thursday after disappearing while jogging on November 2. Papini was treated for unspecified injuries and released. "It was just the biggest blessing, not only for the family but for the community that's been trying to find her", Oswald said of Papini's return. Before taking questions from reporters from across Northern California and Oregon, Bosenko cautioned there is sensitive information in the case that has not been disclosed at this time.

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Theresa May wants "early agreement" on status of European Union nationals

Brexit Secretary David Davis has been warned that negotiations for leaving the European Union will be "tough" and "intense" as MEPs stressed that the United Kingdom would not be able to remain in the single market without accepting free movement of people.

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Fidel Castro dead at 90

For some of them, like John F. Kennedy, he was much more than that.Castro's invitation to the Soviet Union allowing it to set up missiles armed with nuclear warheads inside Cuba was the linchpin that caused a unsafe standoff between the USSR and the US that almost spawned a massive nuclear war.

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Don't sell old notes to touts, cautions Modi

But you did not make higher denomination notes illegal. "The poor are loving it, while for rich it's bad in taste". "They also, in one voice, requested the Prime Minister to take the crusade against black money to its logical end", he said .

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Ukraine leader confident of Trump's support

While serving as Ukraine's president from December 1991 to July 1994, Mr. Kravchuk was also the first Ukrainian president to visit the United States. The e-declaration system was launched in mid-August in Ukraine by the NAZK as a prerequisite for the disbursement of the third tranche of the loan from the International Monetary Fund at the value of USD1 billion (which was disbursed in September 2016).

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Hurricane and natural disaster rock Central America

There were no reports of casualties in Nicaragua and damage was said to be limited. It was moving westward at a speed of 26 kilometres per hour, with maximum sustained winds reaching 95 kilometres per hour. Strong rains caused by Otto's approach have already shut down some the country's main highways, such as route 32, between the capital of San Jose and Limon, and the highway between Zarcero and San Carlos in the north.

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Otto enters Pacific; claims 4 in Costa Rica

Authorities in Nicaragua said the hurricane had damaged houses, but so far there were no reports of casualties. The storm was moving westward at a speed of 16 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds reaching 59 miles per hour. Nicaragua had 44 shelters operating for numerous 10,500 people who had been evacuated. The storm dumped about 6 inches to 12 inches of rain, with isolated amounts of 15 inches to 20 inches, according to Reuters.

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Hurricane Otto crawls westward over Caribbean

The depression that developed into Tropical Storm Otto yesterday afternoon and is building up to become a storm by later today, poses no threat to the Caribbean, forecasters say. Hurricane Hunters flew into the storm Tuesday afternoon and found maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and a well defined eye. The U.S. -based National Hurricane Center said flash floods, rip tides and risky surf could be an issue along much of the east coast of Central America, with Panama also at risk.

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Caribbean could see a hurricane this Thanksgiving

Otto, the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season, was moving west at 2 miles per hour (4 km/h), the NHC said. The hurricane center says Colombia has issued a tropical storm warning for San Andres Island. Hurricane Otto is forecast to strengthen somewhat before it makes landfall on Thursday somewhere close to the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica .

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Florida boy calls emergency number to invite police to Thanksgiving

Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said the call on Thursday from young Billy had "melted all [our] hearts". Byrd and his partner gave the boy a sheriff's badge and allowed him to sit in their patrol vehicle and activate the lights and siren.

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Anti-Park protesters march in Seoul for 5th straight week

Geun-hye has been embroiled in a political controversy over accusations of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to access government documents without authorisation. Many in Saenuri's anti-Park faction are leaning toward joining hands with the opposition camp. Her rating was zero percent among people in their 20s and 30s.

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Israel revives plan for 500 homes in Jerusalem settlement

Kushner , 35, has no government experience. He also led the effort to assemble Trump's data team. The Times reported that Priebus was afraid Trump would receive questions he might not be prepared to answer. Such a solution has proved elusive due to ongoing Jewish settlement building; a split between the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas factions and preoccupation within the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) about who might succeed ageing President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Turkey threatens to unleash migrant crisis on European Union if talks stall

He added that if Turkey reintroduces the death penalty, "we need to make very clear as well that such a country can not become a member of the European Union". It's unlikely that the parliament vote will massively influence the decision of European leaders regarding Turkey, with the likes of Germany and France in favour of supporting the accession.

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Late Atlantic hurricane pummels Central America

Updating an earlier death toll of four, Espinoza said five of the nine people killed died in Upala, a town near the border with Nicaragua that found itself in the storm's path. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis declared three days of mourning, beginning Monday. By Friday morning Otto was heading out to the Pacific with top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (105 km per hour) and churning about 245 miles (394 km) south-southeast of San Salvador.

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Syrian government rejects United Nations proposal for Aleppo

They have also informed that the Government Forces are now fighting a fierce assault against the East Aleppo by targeting it with air strikes, artillery fire and barrel bombs. Moalem said the civilians of eastern Aleppo were held hostage in this controlled distribution of food. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Muallem said there were "positive changes" in the global arena, in an apparent allusion to the recent US presidential election win by Donald Trump.

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Iraqi militia threatens Islamic State's supply route to Syria

There has been opposition both inside and outside Iraq to the idea of Shiite militia forces, which have been repeatedly accused of rights violations against Sunnis, being involved in the battle for predominantly Sunni Arab Mosul. An Iraqi special forces fighter moves between buildings near the front line during fighting with Islamic State militants, in eastern Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov.

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Lions win another close game, beat Vikings 16-13

Prater had tied the score with a 58-yard field goal on the final play of regulation and the Lions won on the first possession of overtime on a 28-yard pass from Stafford to Golden Tate . "So you got to go out there and embrace it and make the guys out there feel as confident as you are". In the Thanksgiving win, Darius Slay saved the day with his interception off a brilliant read of Sam Bradford .

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44 killed in train collision in Iran

It said a train entering the Haft-Khan station on the outskirts of Shahroud appeared to have hit one that was waiting there. "We can have a better idea about number of casualties after the fire is put out", Ahmadi said, Mehr reported. "Due to the difficulty of access, only our helicopter has managed to reach the scene", he said. Officials said rescue efforts were being hampered by the remote location of the crash, which took place about 150 miles from the capital Tehran .

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'Brady Bunch' mom Florence Henderson dies at 82

She was also back again in 1995, when a new cast was assembled for "The Brady Bunch Movie", a playful spoof of the original show. Henderson recently appeared on Dancing With the Stars, where she was a surprise guest for Maureen McCormick who played her daughter Marcia Brady .

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CONFIRMED: Paris Disney bombers received orders from ISIS

Molins revealed screengrabs found on the suspects' computers showed a list of potential targets planned for the December 1 attacks. And two of the four arrested in Strasbourg had travelled to Syria, they added. 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.

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Erdogan, Putin discuss attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria

Anadolu says the two presidents also discussed speeding up the resolution of the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo. Russian Federation is among the main backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Four Syrian opposition fighters were killed in the incidents in the area on November 24 and early on November 25, according to the statement. The advance by largely Turkmen and Arab rebels backed by Turkey towards al-Bab, the last urban stronghold of Islamic State in the northern Aleppo countryside, ...


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