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Philippine Catholic leaders criticize hero's burial for Marcos

The petitioners, who meant to file a motion for reconsideration, filed two separate urgent motions asking the court to reissue the status quo ante order (SQAO) against preparations for the burial pending finality of the ruling. The highly secretive funeral plan added fuel to the fire and hundreds of protesters and victims of human rights violations by Marcos planned to hold rallies nationwide to oppose the burial at the cemetery, where former presidents, soldiers and national artists have been ...

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Hundreds of thousands gather in Seoul for protest against South Korean president

Demonstrations were continuing into the early hours of Sunday morning, with speakers and musicians scheduled to appear on stage. He was one of hundreds of thousands of South Koreans who marched on Saturday in streets near Seoul's presidential palace, where Park is bracing for what's likely to be a bitter and prolonged fight against lawmakers who may attempt to impeach her as early as next week.

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Trump junks registry for Muslims?

Tour and I am "randomly" chosen to sit next to none other than Eric Trump", he wrote. Good news guys Muslims will not have to check in and get IDs. He said he told Trump of his disdain for his father's plans for a compulsory register of Muslims, saying: 'I'm not doing that shit.

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Trump backs PH war vs drugs, says Duterte

Duterte said he was encouraged with Trump's assurance that the United States would be the last to interfere in the Philippines' internal affairs. Duterte added that Trump understood the way the government is handling the drug problem here, as he wished Duterte well in his campaign against drugs.

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Reggie Bush's cleats Sunday will have an image of Joe McKnight

Mourning the loss of his friend and fellow USC alum, Reggie Bush will wear custom cleats Sunday that feature the late Joe McKnight when the Buffalo Bills take on the Oakland Raiders. No charges have been filed. Bush said the killing "seems unreal because for me we just had to bury one of my ex-teammates, Will Smith, who went through a very similar situation because of road rage".

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Otto sets new record as latest hurricane to form in Caribbean

And most impressively, if Otto makes landfall in Costa Rica , it will be that country's first hurricane landfall in recorded history (since 1851). Its rains "will likely result in life-threatening flash floods and mud slides", while "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions" will be experienced along the coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua , the United States center warned.

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Lavrov Denies Russia, Syria Role in Deaths of Turkish Troops

Rebel factions in Aleppo said they would join forces in an effort to be better militarily organized and to defend territory from pro-government forces' ongoing offensive, which includes a ground operation into the opposition-held area launched nearly a week ago.

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Green Party's Stein drops Pennsylvania presidential recount bid

Two pro-Trump groups, the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary PAC, along with Wisconsin voter Ronald R. Johnson went to federal court late Thursday to try and stop the recount. Last Friday, a federal court in Wisconsin denied a request for a temporary restraining order on the ongoing recount. She has raised cyberattacks into voter and party databases in calling for recounts.

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Trump and Clinton Campaign Aides Clash at Harvard Forum

The site's former chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon, became the Trump campaign's chief strategist during the summer and has been named a top adviser in the coming administration. But with the Trump and Clinton teams face to face , and with the weight of history being written, it turned ugly fast. "If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I would rather lose than win the way you guys did", said Clinton's Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri , ...

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Attack against ISIS in Mosul Leaves 76000 Displaced People

The spike in casualties comes as a major offensive to retake the IS stronghold of Mosul, Iraq's largest military operation in years, enters its seventh week. Col. Muhanad al-Timimi. Abu Ali, a resident of eastern Mosul, expressed his fear of "epidemics", and a number of residents of the city said air raids carried out by the U.S.

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How can you help others this holiday season?

Countdown encourages customers to make a food donation in-store in specially marked Christmas Food Rescue trolleys or online. Sometime this past weekend an anonymous person dropped a U.S. Have you ever gone to Wal-Mart and seen a person ringing a bell during the holidays? With income from its Christmas Kettle Campaign lagging behind expectations, The Salvation Army is encouraging the public to help the organization meet its annual goal by contributing generously during the "Kettle Blitz" ...

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State of IN offers Carrier $7M deal

His victim Ary tour. Late today, Mr. Trump left IN for an evening rally IN OH, kicking off what his team calls a thank you tour. A local IN reporter, widely credited with spearheading the investigation into Carrier's intended exodus from Indianapolis that brought the issue to the attention of President-elect Donald Trump, was denied access to Trump and Carrier's congratulatory event on Thursday .

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Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire

The bill is meant to maintain pressure on Iran to honor the agreement. "Even though these sanctions were suspended by the JCPOA , we need this legal framework to address any Iranian violations of the deal so sanctions can be rapidly put back into place".

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Things to know about S. Korean scandal

Naming her as a suspect on Sunday has further weakened Ms Park's authority, however. Through her spokesman, President Park denied all the allegations and criticized the prosecution's findings for lacking any objective evidence. It is hard to fathom why Park can not trust her own country's prosecutors. Park is unlikely to voluntarily step down because she would lose immunity against prosecution, Kim said.

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Recount: Clinton takes 2.5m votes ahead of Trump

So-called "faithless electors" - who do not vote for their party's designated candidate - have previously moved away from their state's choice, but it has never affected the result of an election. election. Some of those faithless electors are trying to convince other electors to join them in voting for Hillary Clinton. US Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) [official website] introduced a constitutional amendment [text] Thursday that proposes eliminating the electoral college [government ...

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USA strike destroys bridge, restricts Islamic State in Mosul

The Iraqi army, the voluntary forces and Kurdish fighters launched the large-scale offensive to retake Mosul on October 17. The Iraqi troops are expected to use US -made pontoon bridges when they need to cross the Tigris later in the campaign.

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North Korea slams 'Obama and his lackeys' in response to sanctions

The Treasury prohibited "U.S. persons" from taking part in any transactions with the named bodies. However, including such top officials in the blacklist may also cut off possible routes of inter-Korean dialogue because under sanctions they would not be able to visit Seoul .

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Former youth player claims paedophile ring operated in pro football

Mr Stewart, 52, a former England global who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool, said he believed "hundreds" had been assaulted and football could be facing allegations on the same scale as the Jimmy Savile scandal. Both the NSPCC and the game's governing body in England, the Football Association (FA), are urging players and others involved in football, from grassroots level to the top-tier English Premier League, to speak up and contact the hotline to get the help and ...

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Jo Cox killer sentenced to life, told he'll never be released

The court earlier heard that Mair shouted "Britain first" before firing three shots at Cox with a sawn-off.22 rifle and stabbing her 15 times. However the court was told that when Mair appeared at London's Westminster Magistrates Court after being charged he had given his name as "death to traitors, freedom for Britain".

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Ohio St. admin derided over call for compassion for attacker

Authorities say Artan came to the U.S.in 2014 as the child of a refugee after living in Pakistan. Schiff says there doesn't seem to be much time between the beginnings of Artan's radicalization and when he carried out the attack Monday that injured 11 people.

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Singapore cbank slaps penalties on StanChart, Coutts in 1MDB-related probe

The latest news brings the total fines levelled by MAS at banks for dealing with 1MDB flows to S$27.5 million. While these breaches were serious, MAS had not found pervasive control weaknesses or wilful misconduct. These are the latest sanctions handed down by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) related to the case in which several banks based here were used to move funds illicitly.

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Hurricane Otto leaves at least 9 dead in Costa Rica

Otto was downgraded to a tropical storm late on Thursday but not before striking Central America at hurricane force, as an offshore natural disaster also shook the region. In neighboring Nicaragua, officials reported no casualties, just dozens of homes damaged in low-lying areas. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis called the entire population and teams taking care of the national emergency, to Keep themselves alert.

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US sanctions act extension violates nuclear deal: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the 10-year extension of the sanctions law, which authorises the United States president to impose bans on Iran, was against the nuclear accord that Tehran struck with the USA and five other world powers - Russia , China, France , Britain and Germany - in July 2015.

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Duterte: Trump says Philippines tackling drug problem 'the right way'

Go, Duterte's longtime aide and better known as "Bong Go", said the Philippines president had invited Trump to come to his country next year when it is chair of a series of summits of the Association of South East Asian Nations. Some experts say Duterte's appointment of special envoys to Washington suggest he aims to keep good ties. Tetween the presidents of the US and the Philippines wouldn't have signaled anything particularly worrisome in the past, Duterte's rise to power came with the ...

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Thailand's new king pays tribute to late father in first official duty

Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun is seen on his way to the Grand Palace in Bangkok , Thailand, December 2, 2016. Information about the succession has been tightly controlled, and worldwide news broadcasts about Thailand have been blocked in recent days.

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Army deployed at toll plazas in Bangal without informing state, alleges Mamata

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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Israel fires: Netanyahu vows punishment for 'arson terrorism'

Around 700 homes were damaged or destroyed as the flames fed by high winds ripped through thousands of hectares. The rhetoric could test already brittle relations between Israel's Jewish majority and its Arab minority, which has long suffered discrimination in Israel.

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Brazilian soccer team's plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead

Sky News reported that two "black box" flight recorders have been recovered from the crash site. "This morning I said goodbye to them and they told me they were going after the dream, turning that dream into reality", Chapecoense board member Plinio De Nes told Brazil's TV Globo.

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Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead breaks 2 million

These voters have pledged to block Trump from becoming president , and in the process defy the Electoral College's voting norm and not vote for Clinton. Omission: The national popular vote, although perfectly in accord with the Constitution as it now stands, would effectively bypass everything in the Constitution concerning presidential and vice presidential elections.

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European Mars mission funding approved even after test lander's crash

The Schiaparelli lander, meanwhile, crashed in October: "a software glitch caused the lander to detach its parachute more than 2 miles above the planet's surface, thinking it was already on the ground". Already the Trace Gas Orbiter from the first phase is locked in orbit and acting as a relay module for the 2020 mission. On Friday, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced it will proceed with the next phase of its ExoMars mission.

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Indianapolis needs strong stretch run to make playoff push

The Colts made a roster move on Thursday that came with a strong suggestion that Andrew Luck will be at quarterback on Monday night against the Jets. While the Colts are still in the thick of the race in the mediocre AFC South, the Jets have dropped three in a row to rest comfortably in the basement of the AFC East.

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Andrew Luck will start on Monday Night Football

The Titans and Houston Texans only have six wins each. The good news is Indy's once formidable-looking finishing flurry has softened significantly. Monday's trip to NY will be a real test for the Colts , who have their sights set on nabbing a bid to the postseason.

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Park Geun-Hye Downfall of South Korea's 'princess'

With their decision, they refused the non-Park faction's "bipartisan negotiations first, impeachment motion second" compromise plan in favor of a hard-line response - an apparent attempt to prevent breaking of the ranks supporting impeachment.

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Opposition parties determined to forge ahead with impeachment motion

Kim Moo-sung, a Saenuri leader who has called for Park's resignation, said after meeting Democratic Party leader Choo that he had proposed that Park leave office by the end of April so an election can be held around the end of June. If the impeachment vote passed, Park would remain president but her duties would be suspended and handed over to Prime Minister Hwang Gyo-an until the Constitutional Court reached a decision.

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First Polling Stations Open in Austrian Presidential Rerun

Austria's presidency is a mostly ceremonial post. In the first round of the election in April this year, Norbert Hofer received the most votes while Alexander Van der Bellen placed second. German Chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party, CDU, Angela Merkel, addresses the media in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.


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