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What does World AIDS Day mean for you?

Churches must not stigmatise people if they test positive for HIV", warned charity CEO Rev Fred Annin (main picture). "We can not stop now", Michel Sidibé advised. It is also working to reduce costs further to increase access, the release said adding the new guidance aims to help countries scale up implementation.

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Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

An American flag quilt lays in the back of a veteran's vehicle at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Friday, Dec. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced they would close the protest camp December 5. As the temperature dips at the Oceti Sakowin camp, protesters hunker down Yurts - portable round tents made with animal skins or felt that have kept Mongolian nomads warm for more than 3,000 years.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Donald Trump lauded his antidrug campaign

He said that during the call Trump endorsed his campaign against drug users and dealers - a campaign that has killed at least 4,500 Filipinos in about five months. "I appreciate the response that I got from President-elect Trump and I would like to wish him success". For the Philippine president, an expression of support from Trump could help reset ties with the United States.

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World leaders attend commemoration of Fidel Castro in Cuba

Paying tribute to the former revolutionary, Mugabe described Castro as the leader, not only of the Cuban revolution, but also of all African people, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported . Cuba's government has declared nine days of national mourning following Castro's death on November 25. Earnest said that Rhodes was already planning to travel to Cuba this week, so in addition to the meetings with Cuban government officials and with officials at the U.S.

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Wrong To Politicise A Routine Army Exercise, Says Manohar Parrikar

Original dates were December 28, 29 and 30. Similar letters were sent to the RTO, West Bengal, commissioner of Howrah city police and other authorities. "It is highly deplorable". Kolkata: In a fresh salvo against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday termed the Centre as a daku (hooligan) government and threatened to take legal steps for "bypassing the state government" by trying to contact her officials directly to get information.

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Intense Syrian bombing pounds besieged rebel-held Aleppo

The BBC's chief worldwide correspondent Lyse Doucet, who is in west Aleppo , said the seizure of Tariq al-Bab meant that 60% of the areas formerly held by rebels was now in government hands. In preparation for street-by-street fighting there, hundreds of elite Republican Guard and Fourth Division troops arrived in Aleppo on Friday, it said.

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Should flag-burners go to jail, lose citizenship?

Trump's recent comments about criminalizing the burning of the American flag have anyone who's read the constitution and appreciates the latitudes protected by first amendment agitated. McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, was asked by CNN's Manu Raju about Trump's tweet about flag burning. "It's completely ridiculous, and I don't think there's a big universe of people out there who support flag burning, and it's awful and despicable", Miller responded.

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6th Heart of Asia Conference begins in Amritsar

In occupied Kashmir, the Srinagar-based English newspaper Kashmir Times has stressed India and Pakistan to initiate dialogue process for settlement of the disputes. "Terrorism endangers the stability of the region and poses serious obstacles to the implementation of our key regional projects". The foreign secretary session commenced.

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South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea

The sanctions by the global authority were imposed on the DPRK , although the authorities of that country declared that the defensive use of its nuclear arsenal, faced with continuous threats from the United States and its regional allies.

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Oakland fire kills at least nine at record label warehouse party

Oakland police Officer G. Plasencia says the fire department responded about 11:30 p.m. Friday night. According to the event's Facebook page , about 200 people said they would be attending the event, called the "Golden Donna 100% Silk 2016 West Coast Tour".

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Trump backers challenge votes recounting in three states

Republican lawyers filed a motion late Thursday accusing Stein of engaging in legal antics and saying her recount request endangers Pennsylvania's ability to certify its electors by the federal deadline. President-elect Donald Trump ended up winning Michigan's 16 electoral votes by just 0.2 percentage points, or just under 10,000 votes out of over 5.5 million cast.

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Clinton, Trump Staffers Trade Jabs at Harvard

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway asked, fuming. "Hashtag-he's-your-president. How's that? Will you ever accept the election results?" Conway said. At a dinner the previous evening, CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker was heckled during a panel discussion about the media by operatives from several losing Republican campaigns, who accused the network of showering Trump with free publicity.

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Conte: City have most Premier League quality

It was a costly error as Fabregas found Costa with a lovely, long ball which he controlled on his chest before outsmuscling Nicolas Otamendi and firing the equaliser. So, who will emerge victorious at the Etihad Stadium? Aguero received a retrospective three-match ban earlier in the season against West Ham for an elbow on defender Winston Reid, and will now get an extra game on top of his automatic three-match ban for his latest mindless transgression.

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France's Fillon wins conservative primary

Polls suggest Le Pen will make it through to the final round, but "it would be hard for her to win", The Guardian says. France's new conservative presidential candidate is on course to crush the far-right National Front, according to a new poll published today.

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South Koreans demand arrest of scandal-hit president

For fighting the most intense political battle of her life and threatening to upend regional politics if she does in fact resign, South Korean President Park Geun-hye is our PERSON IN THE NEWS this week. "I no longer believe a word the president or her party says", said bank employee Kim Hak-Won who was marching Saturday with his teenage daughter. Amid the continued discord, the possibility of a planned vote on impeachment motion this Friday looks slim.

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Park picks ex-prosecutor as special investigator for Choi scandal

Rep. Suh Chung-won, Park's confidant, also said the party leadership should start to negotiate the April resignation with the opposition parties. Until her speech, the opposition had been confident it had enough votes to secure Park's impeachment, as they control 172 seats in the National Assembly, which includes seven independents.

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Saudi Arabia Says Sentiment 'Optimistic' for OPEC Deal

The oil cartel finalized an agreement on Wednesday to cut its overall production by 1.2 million barrels a day. "The revival of Iran's lost share in the oil market is the national will and demand of Iranian people", Iranian news agency Shana quoted the country's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh, who was due to arrive in Vienna later on Tuesday, as saying.

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Syria regime shelling kills 21 civilians in east Aleppo

President. Mr Hasan called for the immediate establishment of safe corridors for some 250,000 civilians to leave the city. "There is an important message to send to Russian Federation that they actually use their influence with the Assad regime to stop these appalling atrocities and let humanitarian aid through", said the British PM.

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House passes defense bill with largest pay raise for troops in years

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R., Texas) and Sen. The bill adds 7,000 service members to the Air Force and Marine Corps. "Our most important job in Congress is to provide for our national defense, and this year's NDAA takes important steps to strengthen our defense capabilities and give our courageous men and women in uniform the resources they need to keep us safe", said Stefanik (R.

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France's Left starts fightback after Hollande bows out of presidential race

Voter surveys now tip rightwing Republicans party candidate Francois Fillon to win the election, with the far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen seen as the closest challenger. "We have to fight the Right and push back the National Front!", Cambadelis declared. A new poll on Wednesday predicted he would win just seven per cent of votes in the first round of next year's election.

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Pump prices on the rise, blame OPEC

Also prices above $55 are not sustainable should U.S. shale producers ramp up output, as well as if there is greater brownfield spending elsewhere, Goldman said. Others noted that the cuts could leave the field open for other producers, especially USA shale drillers. Garcia said oil prices will need to stay above $50 per barrel to have any real impact on drilling activity.

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Trump to Terminate TPP

The TPP massive trade deal was agreed in 2015 by nations including the US, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico, but is not yet ratified by the individual countries. China, Japan, and Korea are discussing a trilateral free trade agreement, according to media reports. A senior Canadian government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue, said no decision on pulling out of the TPP becomes final until February 2018.

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Three Turkish soldiers die in air strike

The latest casualties bring the number of Turkish soldiers killed in Syria to 17 since Ankara launched an incursion three months ago to try to push Islamic State and Kurdish fighters from Syrian territory along its border. 24, 2016. Like Turkey, the Syrian rebels oppose the government of President Bashar Assad of Syria . The various militias jockeying for power in Syria do not boast any air capabilities; only the Turkish , U.S., Russian, and Syrian forces can orchestrate ...

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Jones, Cheika ready to replace barbs for beers

Our focus on this tour has been on focusing on the next game and we obviously had a bit of pressure placed on us in terms of the grand slam. I think the Wallabies will have the shackles off them after their defeat in Ireland. "I think he's done that to take the heat off his own scrum: it's pretty logical, it's the oldest trick in the book", said Cheika. Whenever you buy a meal there are chips on the side.

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Sipho Pityana 'disappointed' ANC NEC decided not to recall Zuma

Zuma's presidency has been plagued by accusations of corruption, which the president has repeatedly denied. Mantashe says the party has heard the message of the people through the ANC's performance in the local government elections and they are working on reconnecting with the people and fixing mistakes.

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Koreans Rally for 6th Weekend Calling for Leader's Ouster

Park's confidante Choi now faces charges for meddling on government affairs, and in a first for a sitting South Korean president, Park had earlier been named a "suspect" by prosecutors. Without their support, there would not be enough number, to pass the impeachment motion. "If the motion is voted down, it is effectively a remission of her sins", People's Party chief Park Jie-won told a party meeting on Thursday.

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Why Can't We Bring Down The Number Of New HIV Cases?

It's been an annual global health day since 1988 and each year World AIDS Day is celebrated here locally in Wichita. Why is World AIDS Day important? The World Health Organisation (WHO) has proposed the HIV self test kit for the first time to the Health Ministry on the occasion of World AIDS Day observed on Dec 1 every year.

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Syrian bombing pounds rebel-held besieged Aleppo

The US claimed that it had cut off the contacts because Russian Federation hadn't delivered on a promise to make the Syrian army suspend its military campaign and provide humanitarian access to besieged areas. Dominik Stillhart, director of ICRC operations worldwide, said the Geneva-based humanitarian institution was in touch with all sides to be able to deliver supplies to trapped civilians and to evacuate the wounded.

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Outrage in tony Malibu over hunting permit for mountain lion

Vaughn-Perling, who uses the fur of the alpaca to make scarves, lost 10 of the animals on her property to a mountain lion on Saturday - the fourth such attack on the animals in the previous year, she said. To ward off predators, she used larger llamas as guardians, along with a pack of loud, powerful dogs and motion-sensing lights. "We've stood down, and we've had the hunter stand down".

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Dozens arrested over wildfires in Israel

They said that numerous areas damaged by the fire included Arab communities as well. Last night (Saturday), firefighters were able to gain control over the majority of fires throughout the country. Highlighting the continued risk, a forest fire was extinguished Sunday near Kiryat Malakhi in southern Israel. Fire fighters trying to extinguish a wildfire , which broke out at the entrance to Nataf, outside Jerusalem , Nov.

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Wildfires raging in Tennessee threatening homes and 'Dollywood' theme park

Wildfires in Tennessee are threatening homes, the Dollywood themepark, resorts and homes. She told People.com: "I have been watching the bad fires in the Great Smoky Mountains and I am heartbroken ". Polo Gutierrez climbs onto the foundation of a destroyed home to try and see if his apartment building is still standing. Firefighters were able to prevent the flames from engulfing Parton's Dollywood theme park, which is in Sevier County near where Parton grew up, though officials did ...

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Liverpool, Hull City advance in English League Cup

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that star playmaker Philippe Coutinho is expected to be out until the new year after sustaining an ankle injury during last week's 2-0 victory over Sunderland. The other match was much more entertaining and saw a close fight between Newcastle United and Hull City, with the latter managing an impressive win in the penalties.

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Brazil updates plans for Colombia crash victims' burial

The club detailed the process of the procession of the bodies to the stadium and said that on Saturday, they will open the stadium to 19,000 fans while the field access will be restricted for the families of the victims for a tribute they estimate will last two hours.

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Quality Of South Korean Democracy Shows In Massive Weeks Long Protests

The massive, largely peaceful, weekend protests have grown over the past month. They expect up to 1.5 million to take part in the demonstration, with another half a million in provincial cities. Ms Park is under intense pressure to step down over the scandal that has rocked her presidency, leaving her administration struggling with a power vacuum.

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Trump's Carrier speech 'absolutely chilling,' economic analyst says

Carrier, which had planned to shift production to Mexico, will receive at least $ 7 million in financial incentives from Indiana. Mr Trump however said thsi would not be the case: "These companies aren't going to be leaving any more". Paul Bonicelli, director of programs at the Acton Institute and former foreign policy advisor to President George W. Bush, pointed out that special arrangements with companies to keep jobs in their state or municipality happens all the time.


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