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France to host Syria meeting against 'total war'

He expected the death toll from the shelling to rise. On Wednesday, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in NY to discuss the humanitarian crisis. "Nearly 10 000 civilians have fled east Aleppo since the night of Saturday to Sunday", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. In two of the Mideast's most devastating urban conflicts - Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq - civilians who were already facing deprivation and danger are confronting harsh new threats brought ...

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Unemployment rate drops to lowest point in more than 9 years

In addition, for the unemployed (age 16 and older), the average number of weeks they are out of work, according to the BLS, is 26.3 weeks. Health care, a constant upward mover of late, was up by 28,000 for the month (and 407,000 for the year so far).

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OPEC deal could lead to United States shale surge

Oil prices increased to its highest in months after the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to curb production for the first time since 2008. But market expert Kamel al-Harami, based in Kuwait, said there were no losers from the deal. OPEC finally has a deal! USA refined products also rose along with crude - ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) futures soared as much as 5.5 per cent to its highest in more than a year while gasoline futures jumped as much as 6 per ...

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Samsung considers splitting in two after pressure from activist investor

Last October, Elliott Management urged a USA listing, a 30 trillion won special dividend and a split into an operating company and holding company. This year, Samsung has been struggling with many controversies as the Galaxy Note 7 recall, the "Crown Prince" joining the board and the company´s involvement with the corruption scandal in South Korea .

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3 killed in Alabama, 2 in Tennessee after severe storms pass through

Three people were killed in Alabama when a confirmed EF2 tornado touched down in Rosalie, Alabama . Little said his church will be praying for the families of the three people who died when the storm destroyed their home. The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi , counted six confirmed tornadoes in areas of the state it monitors. "I've never driven through something like this in my life", Presley said.

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Jammeh Concedes Defeat in Gambia Election Upset

Unprecedented crowds publicly cheered Mr Jammeh's defeat. The country's electoral commission declared Adama Barrow, a former British security guard and a property developer, the victor of a presidential election held on 1 December with 45.5% of the vote.

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'No Reason to Disbelieve' Sherri Papini's Story, Investigating Past Activities

Thank you" in marker pen. Officers initially said she was found in the area of County Road 17, which crosses Interstate 5 just north of the small town of Yolo, though the dispatch recording pinpoints her location as being along the northbound side of the freeway south of Yolo.

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World AIDS Day aims to break down stigmas

Background: Since 1988, World AIDS Day is celebrated throughout the world on 1 December each year to mobilize people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The incidence of new HIV infections in the United States has declined as well over the past 10 years. "Around the world, HIV and AIDS are hugely problematic, particularly in large areas of Africa".

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Iran FM slams USA over renewing sanctions

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved legislation to renew a decades-old law allowing the U.S.to impose sanctions on companies for doing business with Iran. Last month, after the House passed the renewal, Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , said Iran would be forced to react if the sanctions were renewed.

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World AIDS Day Diagnosed

Despite decades of high profile campaigns to educate the public about HIV and AIDS, the United States still sees approximately 40,000 new infections of HIV every year. Freeman said he wants people to realize that those living with AIDS look just like everyone else. Also, about 44 percent of people who live with HIV did not know they were infected with the virus.

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Erdogan, Merkel discussed EU responsibility in migrant crisis on phone: Turkish sources

The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. A top Russian diplomat has criticized the Turkish president's comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad as contradicting all worldwide agreements on Syria . The Kremlin said Wednesday that Erdogan's remarks had come as a surprise to Moscow, Turkish Hurriyet News reported. He later added: "A political solution is the best solution".

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Sanctions North Korean companies, officials after nuclear test

South Korea blacklisted 36 individuals and 35 entities suspected of supporting the DPRK's nuclear and missile programs. According to the Treasury, the sanctions should cut the flow of financial resources to the North and counter the regime's destabilizing and provocative behavior.

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Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

In court documents filed shortly before 5 p.m., an attorney for the Stein campaign wrote, "Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means". By demanding a $1 million bond from voters yesterday, the court made clear it has no interest in giving a fair hearing to these voters' legitimate concerns over the accuracy, security and fairness of an election tainted by suspicion.

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Oakland fire kills at least 9 at warehouse party, fire chief says

An electronic music party was happening at the building at 1305 31st Ave. on Friday night, according to a Facebook event page . He said he thinks the residents built the stairway that was made mostly from pallets. Deloach Reed told reporters that there appeared to be "only one way" up to the building's second floor, where the majority of the bodies were found.

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We can never trust 'naive' ANC that keeps Zuma - Maimane

He has survived several parliamentary votes but this is the first time the ANC will formally discuss his position. Voters had punished the party for corruption, and its failure to act against Mr Zuma, analysts said. Increasing numbers of anti-apartheid veterans, ANC activists, trade unions, civil groups and business leaders have called for Zuma to resign in recent months.

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Nuclear envoys of United States, S.Korea, Japan to meet in Seoul

A view echoed by South Korea which is to expand its blacklist of senior Pyongyang officials, including the closest aides of leader Kim Jong Un. Power, speaking to reporters with her counterparts from US allies South Korea and Japan, called the resolution "the strongest sanctions regime the Security Council has imposed on any country in more than a generation".

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Iran Issues Threats As US Senate Votes To Extend Sanctions

President Barack Obama is expected to sign the measure into law. The Senate unanimously voted Thursday to extend the president's authority to impose sanctions on Iran for 10 more years if last year's landmark nuclear arms agreement is violated by Iran.

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Iran calls sanctions bill violation of nuclear deal

In addition to, the United States authorities have also said the ISA extension would make it easier for sanctions to be quickly levied if Iran conflicted with the nuclear deal . "Preserving these sanctions is critical given Iran's disturbing pattern of aggression and its persistent efforts to expand its sphere of influence across the Middle East", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week.

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S. Korean lawmakers propose President impeachment bill, vote on December 9

At least 28 Saenuri votes will be required to ensure a two-thirds majority if a vote takes place according to a new timeline next Friday - and there are theoretically enough rebel lawmakers from the party's anti-Park faction to oust the president.

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Syria will not allow Erdogan to interfere in its affairs: Foreign Ministry

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the Kremlin wanted Turkey to explain themselves after the shock statement, Russian media reported. The Turkish leader also criticized Israel's so-called muezzin bill, a contentious proposal to make mosques reduce the volume of loudspeakers issuing the call to prayer.

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Job numbers to be released today

November was 74 consecutive month in which America added jobs. The number of unemployed people fell by 378,000, to 7.4 million; the civilian labor force participation rate remained steady at 62.7 percent and the ratio of employed-to-population held at 59.7 percent.

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Sherri Papini, Abducted Mom, Found Emaciated With Hair Cut off, Husband Says

Over the last two days, Shasta County Sheriff's major crimes investigators have interviewed Sherri, according to Tom. Police say she described her captors as two women who spoke Spanish most of the time. "Rumors, assumptions, lies, and hate have been both exhausting and disgusting", Keith Papini wrote in a statement to ABC News . Investigators hope in talking to Papini, she might remember specifics about her abduction.

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Olympics-IOC urges Tokyo to set budget soon to cut costs further

But Los Angeles' history - the 1984 Olympics ran a $93 million surplus that still helps to fund youth athletic programmes - makes its officials more confident. The LA 2024 committee was quick to congratulate Trump on the day after his election and encouraged him to give his support for their bid. Other traditionally expensive Olympic costs, such as construction of the athletes village, will also be avoided because of plans to use the facilities of the University of California Los Angeles ...

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OH lawmaker wants to do away with Electoral College

Trump is unfit to serve", he wrote in the petition. If the presidential election were decided by the popular vote, much of America would be ignored. Then those delegates from the party of the candidate who wins the state's popular vote are chosen as official electors.

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10-Alarm Fire in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Multiple Buildings Involved

Fire officials say the close proximity of the buildings, which appear to be mostly residential, also played a role in the fire's quick destruction. The Cambridge Fire Department said they were thankful the incident started early in the afternoon so people were awake and aware of the situation.

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Civilians Killed in Shelling Amid East Aleppo Fighting

Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, more than 250,000 people have been killed and over 12 million displaced, according to the UN. An Ikhbariya broadcaster said work is underway to soon reopen a road linking the eastern and western parts of the city, disused for years.

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Persons Living With HIV/AIDS In St. Kitts-Nevis

Musicians and actors joined thousands of people in a special event to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday at Kigali Regional Stadium in Nyamirambo. Kitts and Nevis. Dr Issah said the region was faced with limited midwives who play pivotal roles in comprehensive PMTCT and general HIV testing services and said it had the tendency to compromise the delivery of quality services since the limited midwives were overwhelmed with work, running both static and outreach services.

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Jury deliberates for third day in ex-South Carolina cop's murder trial

The former North Charleston police officer, who is white, shot and killed Scott as he fled a traffic stop in 2015. 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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United Nations imposes strongest sanctions yet on North Korea

The UN Security Council has slapped new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programme, this time targeting its valuable coal exports to China. South Korea immediately welcomed the adoption of the UN Security Council's new set of sanctions, drafted on the heels of Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test in September.

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US sanctions North Korea over nuclear test

Under the new sanctions resolution, Pyongyang will be restricted from exporting more than 7.5 million tonnes of coal next year, a reduction of 62 per cent from last year. North Korea's "War Victory" festival Wed, July 24, 2013 North Korea has launched its annual Arirang "War Victory" festival, featuring tens of thousands of performers in a highly-choreographed display of patriotism.

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What you need to know about Sunday's referendum in Italy

Pressure is mounting on Renzi to drop his threat and instead agree to remain in power to deal with the fallout from a "No" vote, including the risk of a fullblown banking crisis. "The outcome of this referendum could result in serious difficulties for the euro zone in the medium term", said Commerzbank economist Marco Wagner, citing the possibility that it could bring the euroskeptic 5-Star to power.

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Update On Plane Crash Involving Brazilian Football Team Chapecoense

Tite and Zinedine Zidane were among coaches paying their respects to the victims of the Colombian plane crash . Six others, including three players, survived the impact after the charter aircraft came down in a mountainous area as it approached Colombia's second-largest city, Medellin.

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Holocaust-Themed Ice Skating Performance By Wife Of Putin Aide Sparks Outrage

Navka, who won Olympic ice dancing gold at Turin 2006 with Roman Kostomarov, said that the routine was supposed to be based on the 1997 film Life Is Beautiful . " And if the youths will now show interest and try to learn about the Holocaust, concentration camps and the Life is lovely movie, it would mean that we've hit the mark".

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Latest coal export restrictions by United Nations add teeth to North Korea sanctions

The resolution was spearheaded by the United States and came after negotiations with fellow veto-wielding council member China. Coal is North Korea's top export earner and diplomats say the export cap of 7.5m metric tonnes would cost it $700m (£562m) in lost earnings compared with 2015 sales.

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Fire chief: 9 killed in Oakland, California warehouse fire

Family and friends are taking to social media to seek our more information regarding their loved ones that are missing after an fire at an "underground dance party" in Oakland. It was not immediately clear what ignited the fire or where exactly it started, the chief said. Firefighters were still on the scene early Saturday morning.


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