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Tehran rejects Senate sanctions renewal as JCPOA breach

House of Representatives and Senate to extend sanctions against Iran runs counter to BARJAM ( JCPOA ) and the U.S.'s commitments under worldwide law on non-interference in domestic and global relations of other countries", read part of an announcement carried on the official website of the Foreign Ministry.

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Legendary Sachin Tendulkar suggests for two pitches in single Ranji game

May be they would start using SG in their domestic matches."For Tendulkar, two pitches, two balls in two innings of amatch takes Curator preparing designer pitches out of the equation and also nullifies the toss factor". If we can do this, we will be prepared for any condition. With the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Anurag Thakur, seated in the front row, Tendulkar also suggested that cricket bosses needed to make the format of Test cricket more exciting to ...

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Jeers, Catcalls, Raucous at Meeting Over Local Mountain Lion

These mountain lions have more reason to fear humans who have invaded their habitat and want to eliminate them for doing what they do best, hunt and kill. In August, the National Parks Service, UCLA, UC Davis, and Utah State University released a research paper that says there's a 99.7% chance that the Santa Monica mountain lions will go extinct is measures aren't taken within the next 50 years to boost their genetic diversity.

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Bolivia: LaMia Airline Suspended After Plane Crash

The body of Paraguayan Gustavo Encina, who died in Monday's plane crash, arrives at Silvio Pettirossi airport in Luque, Paraguay on Friday. Chapecoense spokesman Andrei Copetti defended the team's decision, saying that more than 30 clubs had used the Bolivia-based company, LaMia airlines, including Argentina and Bolivia, and that the team itself had flown on its flights before.

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Fidel Castro death: Cuba prepares for commemoration

Cuba and the United States have been ideological foes since soon after the 1959 revolution that brought Castro to power. When Donald Trump described Fidel Castro as a "brutal dictator" on his Facebook page, he could not have imagined that his post would draw the sharpest reactions from a small State in distant India, in a language he perhaps has not even heard of.

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Cuba and allies rally to mourn passing of Fidel Castro

In a statement , Wisma Putra said Malaysian Ambassador to Cuba, Khairi Omar joined in a ceremony held at the historic Revolution Square in Havana to pay tribute to the former Cuban president. While the post-Fidel era in Cuba de facto began years ago, his brother Raul and nephew Alejandro Castro Espin are among the family members who remain major power players, so the White House was keen to avoid undue offense.

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Brazil pays tribute to plane-crash victims before repatriation from Colombia

According to news reports, only six of the 77 passengers on board survived the crash. Bolivian aviation officials announced they were indefinitely suspending the LaMia airlines after a recording of conversations between a pilot of the doomed flight and air traffic controllers, as well as the account of a surviving flight attendant, indicated the plane ran out of fuel.

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Robby Mook: Trump benefited from Russia 'intervening in the election'

Clinton aide Robby Mook zeroed in Thursday on letters sent in the waning days of the campaign by Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey about his agency's examination of Clinton's email accounts as dealing a death blow to her campaign.

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Francois Hollande Will Not Seek Re-Election

Francois Fillon , member of Les Republicains political party and 2017 presidential candidate, attends an event in Chantenay-Villedieu, France, Dec. 1, 2016. Hollande has steered his country during particularly tumultuous times marked by three major terrorist attacks in France and upheaval in the Middle East and Africa.

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Obama to sign Iran sanctions bill

Senators passed the bill unanimously, 99-0, two weeks after the House also approved the legislation by an overwhelming margin of 419-1. He further pointed to a possible appropriate reaction to the USA legislation by Iran and said the Islamic Republic has taken necessary precautions and is braced for the United States moves.

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Trump supporters challenge presidential vote recount in three states

The Wisconsin recount is underway. Earlier today, State Attorney General, Bill Schuette, filed a similar lawsuit to try and block the recount from happening. He contended the recount would be costly - Reuters reports that Schuette claims it will cost $5 million, and Stein has only contributed $787,000 so far - and also a big waste of time, since it likely wouldn't change the result.

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UN Security Council Approves New North Korea Sanctions

Photo taken on November 30, 2016 shows the United Nations Security Council voting on resolution in response to Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) fifth nuclear test, at the UN headquarters in NY, the United States. Pyongyang is famous for building huge, socialist-style statues which it exports mainly to African countries. Samantha Power, the USA ambassador to the United Nations , said Wednesday that "the United States recognizes China in working closely with us".

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Donald Trump calls for unity during thank you tour

The raucous rally in OH had all the hallmarks of a reunion tour: Trump took a veiled swipe at fellow Republicans. "It's not going to happen", Trump thundered. He even said last night "I've always brought people together", adding "I know you find that hard to believe". He said "we don't want another Nice, we don't want another Orlando and we don't like what is happening in Germany".

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South Korea Opposition Rejects Park's Offer to Quit, Pushes Impeachment

Chairwoman Choo Mi-ae of the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea, Rep. Park Jie-won, acting head of the People's Party, and Chairwoman Sim Sang-jeong of the Justice Party met in the morning to discuss their response to Park's proposition.

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Hundreds attend memorial for terror victims

A photo of Farook with his co-workers at the party is the last one taken of Syed Farook, just before he and his wife went on a rampage at the party - killing 14 people and injuring 22 more. A banner set up shortly after the terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino Calif., show a year's worth of wear on Thursday Dec. 1, 2016.

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Washington vs. Colorado Prediction Roundtable - What's Going To Happen

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Huskies are 7.5-point favorites versus the Buffaloes after opening as a 6-point favorite. 8 CFP) much more thoroughly than MI did in September in the most convincing closing argument possible. The Huskies led the conference in scoring defense (17.8 points per game).

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Big Loss For McDonald's As Big Mac Creator Dies

The Big Mac , which was sold for 45 cents at the time of its creation, famously contains two all-beef patties, plus a special sauce and lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions, on a sesame seed bun. Now the chain sells over half a billion Big Macs annually and the burger is known as McDonald's signature sandwich around the world. The rest is history: the Big Mac went on to become a symbol of American culture and capitalism, was accused of felling rainforests and contributed to unknown ...

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'Brady Bunch' mom Florence Henderson dies aged 82

Her TV daughter, Maureen McCormick, tweeted , " Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my [heart] forever. It's such a gentle, innocent, sweet show, and I guess it proved there's always an audience for that", Henderson said in 1999.

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Merkel will run for 4th time

German society was facing strong polarization and the political centre was facing " challenges from all sides ", she said . German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that she will run for a fourth term as chancellor in the next year's crucial national election.

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Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

Taiwan runs itself like a country, having its own ministries and national and foreign policies separate from China. Yet Tsai's office later said the call was arranged in advance by both sides. relationship". "President-elect Trump also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year", the statement said. "It must be pointed out that there is only one China in the world, that Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory, and that the government of the ...

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United States congratulates HRH King Rama X

The official coronation of King Rama X is expected to be held after the royal cremation ceremony, possibly late next year, according to Prayut. "No matter who the king is, I hope that he will unite Thai hearts", said Saonuttaporn Guachim, a student at Chulalongkorn University.

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Experts divided on impact of new U.N. North Korea sanctions

The centerpiece of the fresh sanctions is a cap on North Korea's coal exports that could choke off funding sources for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs if implemented to the full extent. In a statement, Geng said, "Resolution 2321 formulates new measures, showing the resolve of the Security Council, and also points out they must avoid creating adverse consequences for North Korean civilian and humanitarian needs, and are not meant to create negative effects on normal trade".

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Jurors split in trial of officer who shot Walter Scott

One long note from a single juror told the judge that he or she can not in good conscience. But when the jury reentered the courtroom, the foreperson did not confirm that the jury would be unable to reach a unanimous verdict if they were given more time, saying instead that they felt more information about the law would have been helpful.

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Putin admirer Fillon wins centre-right presidential primary

Fillon, whose policies have been described as Thatcherite, is now likely to take on the French National Front's Marine Le Pen in next year's election, with current president François Hollande unlikely to run due to his rock-bottom levels of popularity.

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Kanye West released from the hospital

Michael Farzam , describes the " Famous " rapper's condition. The entertainer left UCLA Medical Center Wednesday after more than a week there, according to the Los Angeles Times . The source seems to believe that Kanye will indeed follow their advice due to his love for Kim and their two kids, three-year-old North and 11-month-old Saint.

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Didi v/s Army: Mamata dubs Bengal governor 'voice of Centre' for criticism

Army later cofirmed to be a mere routine exercise. He said previous year the same exercise took place on November 19 to 21, 2015. "Concerned officials were informed in West Bengal. "Whatever the Army has done was part of a routine exercise. Even past year it was held on November 19 to 21", said Parrikar. Meanwhile, protesting Tripathi's reaction on the issue, Mamata Banerjee tweeted: "Governor is speaking in the voice of Central Government! It is highly deplorable".

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Iran condemns United States senate vote to extend sanctions

Senators overwhelmingly approved Thursday a 10-year extension of tough economic sanctions against Iran they believe is needed to ensure Iran doesn't violate the terms of the recent worldwide accord to curb that country's nuclear program. Whatever Mr. Trump decides to do on the Iran deal, the overwhelming congressional votes extending the Iran sanctions indicate strong bipartisan concerns about the threat from Iran that probably will translate into bipartisan congressional support for a ...

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Bale out for up to four months

Bale underwent surgery on his damaged ankle in London on Tuesday, which apparently revealed the injury to be greater than initially anticipated. "Our player Gareth Bale has undergone today successful surgery to fix damaged tendons in his right ankle", Real said in a statement.

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Chapecoense will rebuild with the world's support, says vice-president

During a refueling stop in the Amazon city of Manaus, the coffins were consolidated from three planes onto two, for logistical reasons. As the bodies were taken to the airport in Medellin on Friday, hundreds of people lined the road to pay their final respects.

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Police investigating after woman's body found in Kleinburg

He has been accused of killing 40-year-old Elana Shamji. According to a press release Friday night from Toronto police, Dr. Mohammed Shamji was arrested. In 2012, he was recruited to the Faculty of the Division of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital as a Surgeon-Scientist and staff neurosurgeon and was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Toronto.

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Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Expands but Trump Still President-elect

Hopefully, we'd then elect a president who reflects how the entire voting population feels, not just 25 percent. The European Union's popular vote with unrepresented small states (countries) is failing. Cohen noted that the Founding Fathers established the electoral college in an era of limited communication. Today, the US has a winner-take-all reality in 48 states which means a candidate gets all the electoral votes even if they won that state by one vote.

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Tropical Storm Otto to strengthen back into hurricane before landfall

The storm is expected to strengthen in the Caribbean before it hits Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua on Thursday, prompting evacuations. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts and strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

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Merkel to run for 4th term

If she wins in 2017 and serves the entire four-year term, she would match Helmut Kohl's post-war record of 16 years in office. Ms Merkel said she expected strong challenges from the left and right fringes of society as Germany has become more polarised.

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Iraqi Troops Increasingly Bogged Down in Mosul Invasion

HAJ ALI, Iraq Iraqi forces assaulted Islamic State-held villages across dusty fields south of Mosul on Tuesday, where suicide vehicle bombers and snipers caused some two dozen casualties in a blatant reminder that militants still hold ground far from the main battlefield.

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A "Thank You" Tour and Trump's Next Move

His supporters want him to keep the freewheeling style that rattled Washington . In a Friday interview, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway identified the four candidates on the president-elect's short list for secretary of state beyond David Petraeus and Mitt Romney, who have grabbed the most headlines in recent weeks.


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