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Iraqi forces kill 49 IS militants in Mosul - army

Around 650,000 people in Mosul have been left without water after a pipeline was damaged during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State. Iraqi forces, joined by a coalition of American military advisors, Kurdish Peshmerga troops, and others, have been engaged in a major operation to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS's hold for six weeks.

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Jurors visit scene of black motorist's death

The final moments of their encounter were captured on a bystander's cellphone video that shocked the nation. The jury could also weigh a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter for Slager, who faces a maximum of life in prison if convicted of murder.

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Putin calls for unity with the West under Trump administration

He said that Russian Federation will not allow any violation of its interests and neglect of them. Mr Putin has previously spoken of his hope that US President-elect Donald Trump may help restore tattered US-Russia relations , and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-West rhetoric before Mr Trump's inauguration next month.

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Thanksgiving parade kicks off in NYC amid tight security

NYPD officers stand guard while the balloon of "Skylanders Eruptor" is seen during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, the United States , on November 24, 2016. Revelers cheered and yelled, "Thank you!" to officers along the parade route, giving special attention to the New York Police Department marching band.

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China continues secret oil exports into North Korea

Still, she hailed the resolution for imposing "unprecedented costs" on the regime for repeatedly violating the council's embargo on nuclear weapons. U.S. A different question to ask is: Have they impeded the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile program from the development that it otherwise would have been able to do? In a statement, South Korea said it "strongly" welcomed the new sanctions against North Korea, saying they were appropriate for the "gravity and urgency of nuclear and ...

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South Korea's Park 'can't be questioned by Tuesday' as prosecutors have requested

South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not respond to a request by prosecutors to question her this week, her lawyer said on Monday, amid a deepening political crisis over a close friend accused of meddling in state affairs. 28, 2016. Opposition parties hope to impeach her in a National Assembly vote by December 9. As a sitting president, Park cannot be charged with a criminal offence except insurrection or treason, but she can be investigated and potentially charged once her term is ...

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North Dakota governor asks for meeting with tribal leaders

Isaac Weston, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe from South Dakota who is now at Standing Rock, made it clear in an interview to the Associated Press that the water protectors would not be leaving the "Corps-managed federal property north of the Cannonball River" any time soon.

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Korea's Park cries during public appearance amid scandal

But opposition lawmakers immediately rejected the offer, calling it a ploy meant to divide her political opponents and allow Park to survive in office, and they vowed to proceed with impeachment efforts. Choi Soon-sil and two presidential aides face charges of fraud, coercion and abuse of power over allegations she used her connections to President Park to squeeze money out of businesses.

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Advancing troops encounter mounting desperation in Mosul

A auto bomb explodes next to Iraqi special forces armored vehicles as they advance towards Islamic State held territory in Mosul on Wednesday. They are moving around the city through tunnels, driving suicide vehicle bombs into advancing troops and hitting them with sniper and mortar fire.

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Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho pledges support to Chapecoense

Several clubs both in Brazil and overseas have said they will wear Chapecoense's logo on their shirts while world football's governing body Fifa said it approved a minute's silence before all matches this weekend. Would you like to see Ronaldinho play for Chapecoense? Ronaldinho's agent and brother, Roberto Assis, says no talks have taken place, but that the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year will do all he can to help the club.

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Crisis looms as half of Iraq's Mosul goes without water

The OCHA also warned that "supplies of food and potable water are dwindling in eastern Mosul city". "Children and their families are facing a horrific situation in Mosul". Advances have slowed after some swift initial gains in the extreme east, mostly because some 1 million civilians remain in the city, preventing the Iraqi forces and their allies in a US -held coalition from using overwhelming firepower.

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California Health Advocates Reeling From Price Nomination

Among those who want to see Obamacare repealed, more than four in 10 say lawmakers shouldn't act until they've worked out the details of a replacement plan first. Allowing young adults to stay on a parent's insurance until age 26. And, if people had continuous insurance for 18 months prior to selecting a new policy, they could not be denied coverage due to existing medical conditions.

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Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of presidential candidate race

Other competitors for the primary include former agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire , ex-ecology minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, former president of the conservative party UMP Jean-Francois Cope, and head of the Christian Democratic Party Jean-Frederic Poisson.

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Hundreds of thousands of S.Koreans march to surround President Park's office

The massive rallies in recent weeks have been mostly peaceful, but there was tension Friday night as police clashed with some of hundreds of anti-Park farmers, who had planned to roll into the capital on tractors and trucks, injuring several people.

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Japan PM says TPP trade pact meaningless without U.S.

China, Japan, and Korea are discussing a trilateral free trade agreement, according to media reports. However, Trump said he believes the TPP thwarts job prospects of U.S. If you're wondering what to expect once he takes office, he said he has based his initial plans on the core principle of putting America first. U.S.

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Russian Federation and Turkey find common ground on Syria

Turkey restored strained ties with Russian Federation in August, the same month in which it sent tanks and special forces into Syria in support of Turkmen and Arab rebels fighting Islamic State, in an operation dubbed " Euphrates Shield ".

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Parent disarmed student who brought guns to school

Classes resumed as normal even though a number of students were checked out of school for the day by their parents. Officials respond to Mueller Park Junior High after a student fired a gun into the ceiling in Bountiful, Utah on Thursday, Dec.

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"Have Cake and Eat It": Is this the UK's Brexit Strategy?

The EC President went on: "Just like you, I would like to avoid a situation where citizens become "bargaining chips" in the negotiation process". Despite calls for an early agreement to protect the rights of these expatriates, the European Union has told the U.K.it will not begin negotiating the terms of Britain's exit until Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

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Vladimir Putin says Russian Federation is "ready to work" with Trump administration

Putin emphasized that he is not interested in disputes or making new enemies, and wants to normalize relations with the US, Efe news agency reported. 'As opposed to some of our foreign colleagues who view Russian Federation as an adversary, we are not looking, and have never looked, for enemies.

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Trump picks James 'Mad Dog' Mattis for defence secretary

But he told the crowd and the TV cameras not to let it out of the room. He also led the 1st Marine Division into Baghdad in 2003, and is known for being a bit less aggressive on one specific issue than his new boss: Shortly after Trump's election, Mattis reportedly told the new president-elect that he did not find torturing enemies for information to be useful, as he believed that building a rapport and a relationship with them was more effective.

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Israel Arrests Suspected Palestinian Arsonists After Wildfires

Israeli police said Friday that at least 12 people were in custody on suspicion of starting a series of large fires that have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes and left widespread damage across the country. In response, Palestinian leaders accused Netanyahu of "inciting" against Israel's Arab minority. Though no one was seriously injured, several dozen people were hospitalised for smoke inhalation.

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ISIS claims responsibility for Ohio State attack

In February an immigrant from Guinea wounded several people when he attacked with a machete inside a Columbus restaurant. The FBI also says the investigation has not found that anyone else was involved in the attack or the planning of it.

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Italian referendum expected to create volatility on financial markets

On Sunday, nearly 50,000 Italians even took to the streets of Rome to protest against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's constitutional reforms. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, which holds the most Italian sovereign debt relative to tangible equity and is under pressure to raise €5 billion of fresh money, fell as much as 17%.

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Plane carrying 81 crashes on way to Colombia's Medellin

The plane crashed near the town of Cerro Gordo in Columbia, about 30 kilometers from Medellin , where the team was scheduled to play local team Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday. Of the 77 people on board, who included 68 passengers and nine crew members, only five managed to survive the crash which happened near Medellin, Reuters reports.

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Otto strengthens to hurricane in Caribbean

It is the latest hurricane to form in the Caribbean, supplanting Hurricane Martha of 1969 in the record book. Otto will landfall, possibly as a rare late-season hurricane, in southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica on Thanksgiving Day .

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Lavrov denies Russia, Syria role in Turkish deaths

For this reason, Erdogan's statement does not contradict his traditional policy, especially since now the Syrian and Turkish armies stand in unsafe proximity to one another in northern Syria . Despite such influence, Ankara's relations with Moscow are widely viewed as unequal. Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), now controlling parts of it.

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UK Brexit minister: Leaving EU won't mean economic isolation

No one wants to see labour shortages in key sectors. She added: "All these issues will be a matter for the negotiation". But we need to navigate the course together and do all we can to limit that. He said: "He believes very clearly, and made this clear in the leave campaign, that some immigration is useful, we all agree that". Alp Mehmet, its vice chairman, told The Times: " Looking ahead, a large proportion of London's population growth will be down to immigration so it's essential ...

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Saudi Arabia Pulls Off Deal To Cut OPEC Oil Production

He said with the production cut, Opec's new ceiling would be set at 32.5 million bpd. According to what Zangeneh said to IRNA news agency, the less politicized decision of OPEC "proves that under hard conditions they can still take important decisions and perform a greater role in the world energy market".

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Jersey City to mark 29th annual World AIDS Day

He notes that New Zealand was then considered an global success story in its containment of the epidemic. Globally, around 40 per cent of all people with HIV or over 14 million remain unaware of their status. "We now call on countries' leaders to use this plan for an urgent, accelerated and innovative response to HIV in the Region, to reverse the AIDS epidemics immediately and end it by 2030".

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Iraq hopes OPEC deal will help cover its massive war costs

Brent crude futures for delivery in January were up US$3.86, or 8.3 per cent, at US$50.214 a barrel by 1405 GMT, recovering from a drop of nearly 4 per cent on Tuesday and on course for their biggest one-day move in nine months. "OPEC has delivered an agreement ", Jason Gammel of US investment bank Jefferies said. OPEC produces a third of global oil, or around 33.6 million barrel per day, and the deal aims to reduce output by 1.2 million bpd from January 2017, similar to January 2016 levels.

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South Korean lawmakers delay presidential impeachment vote

Her offer to shorten her term in office if a bickering parliament can set up a legal pathway to do so has been widely criticized as a stalling ploy aimed at luring back members of her conservative party who supported impeachment. About 40 ruling party MPs have expressed their willingness to vote to oust Park. Choi and two of Ms Park's former advisers have been indicted on charges including extortion and leaking confidential information.

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New Thai King's First Duty Is to Honor Late Father

He will also be known as Rama X, the tenth king in the Chakri dynasty that was founded in 1782. It then showed the officials prostrate themselves at the feet of the new king, who was wearing a formal white uniform with decorations. He spends much of his time outside the kingdom, particularly in southern Germany where he owns property. "The United States and Thailand enjoy a longstanding, strong, and multifaceted bilateral relationship, and we look forward to deepening that relationship and ...

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Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

The process began earlier this week when the president of the National Legislative Assembly invited Vajiralongkorn to ascend to the throne "and become king of the Thai people". The American ambassador to Thailand today sent congratulatory message on the ascension to the throne of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn last night.

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India secure eight wicket win in Mohali

He was unbeaten on 67 runs at the end, facing 54 deliveries in all, with 11 fours and a six. Jadeja, who registered his career-best Test score surpassing his 68 at Lord's in 2014, and Jayant Yadav put on 80 runs for the eight wicket . Having played with a maturity well beyond his 19 years, England will be desperate for Hameed to continue alongside captain Alastair Cook at the top of the order, but his absence from the field as India knocked off their required runs suggests that he ...

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Death Toll Rises in Australia 'Thunderstorm Asthma'

A thunderstorm in the Victoria region of Australia triggered an outbreak of severe asthma attacks on Monday, killing four people and sending hundreds to emergency rooms. "Thunderstorm asthma is a potentially unsafe mix of pollens, weather conditions and rain that can trigger severe asthma symptoms", Asthma Australia said on its website.


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