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Parents disarm their own son, prevent injuries in Utah school shooting

As officers were responding, the student was disarmed by his own parents who became concerned and rushed to school when they realized their firearms were missing. Students at a Utah junior high school get a scare after a classmate brandishes a shotgun. The chief praised the parents for recognising something was wrong and taking action, but would not say what they noticed.

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Philippine vice president to quit Cabinet, stay on as VP

In her press statement, Robredo said she received a text message last Saturday from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco Jr. relaying the President's instruction through Special Assistant to the President Bong Go for her to desist from attending all Cabinet meetings starting December 5.

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Sartaj Aziz: Don't blame one country for terrorism

The answers are all there. And, of putting Afghanistan and its people first. It is the only guarantor of durability of solutions. "Not just against forces of terrorism, but also against those who support, shelter, train and finance them", he said asserting that terrorism and externally induced instability pose the gravest threat to Afghanistan's peace, stability and prosperity.

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Afghan President Suggests Creating Fund to Combat Extremism

In the absence of the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is ill, the Indian delegation will be led by the Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley. Organisers of the summit, founded in Istanbul in November 2011, said the aim was to strengthen confidence-building measures and initiate steps to counter narcotics and terrorism and to expand trade, commerce and investment opportunities in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan welcomes Trump's offer in disputes resolution, confirms foreign minister

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Pakistan welcomes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's willingness to play a role in resolving its outstanding problems with New Delhi . During his election campaign Trump had stated that there would be restrictions imposed on the entry of Muslims from countries that were hostpsots of tyerrorism into the US.

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Iraq's special forces control 19 Mosul neighborhoods

One police commander said at least 26 Daesh members were killed in artillery shelling of militant hideouts in Tal al-Rumman village. "The casualty figures are staggering, with civilians accounting for a significant number of the victims", according to the statement that quoted United Nations envoy to Iraq and UNAMI chief Jan Kubis.

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Trump nominates Elaine Chao as transportation secretary

Secretary of Transportation ". Secretary-designate Chao's many years of public service will serve her well in carrying out the hard task - as the President-elect has promised - of rebuilding our badly aging transportation system and infrastructure.

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Income Tax Department detects undisclosed Rs 1.64 crore in Jan Dhan accounts

While monitoring these accounts, Rs 40 lakh seized from one such account in Bihar. Undisclosed income so detected will be brought to tax as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961, apart from other actions depending upon the outcome of investigations, it said.

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At least 21 killed in Idlib province airstrikes

Government forces continue to advance in the besieged city of Aleppo , pushing opposition forces out of several areas in the latest twist in the six-year-old Syrian conflict. Earlier in the day, the Syrian army captured the key neighborhood of Tariq al-Bab, which enabled the military forces to secure the road toward the worldwide airport of Aleppo , which has been out of service recently and turned into a military base.

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Italians Vote in Referendum on Reform -- and Renzi

Italians are voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched overseas to see if Italy is the next country to reject the political status quo. He shook hands with election officials and posed for photographers after voting in the capital, Rome . Specifically, opposition to Renzi's proposed reforms boils down to a new electoral system perceived to be attached to them, where people won't be able to elect their own representatives in parliament.

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European Banks Under Pressure as Italian Referendum Looms

Renzi has repeatedly promised to resign if his reforms - aimed at simplifying bureaucracy by changing Italy's "bicameral" system - are rejected by the public on December 4th. Italy's 10-year bond yield was down 8 basis points at 1.98 percent, having touched a fresh one-week low of 1.97 percent after the report. However, they did not see much upside in a "Yes" vote.

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World's oldest woman become 117 years young

Ms Morano took in the festivities for her milestone celebration sitting in an armchair in her one-room apartment, joined by her two elderly nieces, a pair of caregivers and her long-time physician. She is the last known person alive to have been born in the 19th century. Guinness World Records confirmed her as the world's oldest person on May 16 this year, when she was 116 years and 169 days old.

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Thai Crown Prince Becomes King, Changes Name To Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

He will then become King Rama X, the 10th monarch of the Chakri dynasty. As is stipulated by protocol, following an invitation from the Thai parliament, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn accepted, formalizing the accession. Vajiralongkorn, 64, faces the challenges of helping heal a nation fractured by a decade of political strife, and living up to his father's reputation as a righteous, hard-working monarch.

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Buffalo Bills (6-5) at Oakland Raiders (9-2)

Buffalo's six turnovers are fewest in NFL. Fantasy Tip: Bills RB LeSean McCoy is coming off fourth 100-yard rushing game of season and faces suspect Oakland defense. Buffalo has not won a road game in December while still in playoff contention since 2004. For perspective, Marcus Mariota is the second-least hit quarterback in the league with 37.

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General Qamar Bajwa takes over as Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff

General Sharif was speaking at the "Change of Command" ceremony at the General Headquarters in the garrison town in Rawalpindi, capital Islamabad's twin city, the military's media wing said. During the ceremony Gen. Sharif handed over the "command stick" to General Bajwa - signifying the changeover of the army command. "It is important that all institutions work together against external threats and internal threats".

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Malaysian PM leads protest against 'genocide' of Rohingya

Mr Dieng in the United Nations statement stressed that reports of excessive force and "other serious human rights violations against civilian population, particularly the Rohingya Muslim population, including allegations of extrajudicial executions, torture, rape and the destruction of religious property" by the government's military needed to be investigated immediately.

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Suu Kyi must stop Rohingya 'genocide': Najib Razak

The UN says more than 10,000 Rohingya have in recent weeks fled to Bangladesh, escaping a bloody army crackdown being waged against them in the name of security measures. The Burmese government launched a new military campaign this fall to drive Burmese Muslims out of their native country and into neighboring Bangladesh.

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Sherri Papini's husband to interview on national primetime news show Friday

Bosenko said Sherri Papini was unable to recall any details about her abduction when first questioned soon after being found. Before Sherri was found, officials had filed at least 20 search warrants in court linked to the investigation.

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Israel wildfires spread in West Bank, more settlers flee

The Israeli authorities suspect that some of the fires may have been of criminal origin and linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Israeli media have dubbed the wildfires the "Arson Intifada", although there is no indication that the fires, if deliberate, were coordinated.

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Guardiola apologises for Man City meltdown

Stones told BBC Sport: "In those situations you go in there and back your team-mates up, both teams do that". City boss Guardiola apologised for the controversial scenes following Aguero's red card, saying after the game: "It is a pity it finished like this.

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Kremlin says Erdogan explained his comments on Syria to Putin

Russian representatives have held talks in Ankara with Syrian rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad over the possibility of a truce in the divided city of Aleppo, a source said Wednesday. We know that Assad is responsible of killing 600,000 people. In a similar statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced hope for mending a rift with the USA and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism .

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Former Argos security guard elected Gambia president

NAN reports that Jammeh, who had ruled the country for 22 years, had since accepted defeat. Human rights groups have accused Mr Jammeh of ordering the deaths of countless political opponents as well as targeting journalists and homosexuals.

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Trump allies try to block recounts

The Green Party shifted strategy in its recount effort Saturday, saying it will pursue a statewide effort in Pennsylvania in federal rather than state court. Green Party-backed recount efforts continued in some precincts over the weekend, despite the state case being dropped. Her critics say she is simply trying to raise money and her political profile while building a donor database.

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Austria's far right 'bazooka' poised to grab presidency

The vote is a test of support for European rightwing nationalism in the wake of Donald Trump's election as USA president . When Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration and anti-Islam Freedom Party (FPO) narrowly lost the original run-off in May with 49.65 percent of the vote, European governments breathed a sigh of relief.

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Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

Sarkozy has urged his voters to vote for Fillon in the November 27 polls where Fillon would be battling Juppe. Anyone who pays two euros ($2.1) and signs a declaration of adherence to "the values of the centre and the right" can take part in the vote, the first right-wing primary to be held in France.

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Some quotes on the federal government's Tuesday pipeline decisions

Canada's oil sands producers are getting a long-awaited boost in export capacity, but the two pipeline projects approved this week will not be a silver bullet for the industry's woes unless crude prices pick up or companies improve their operating efficiency.

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South Korea: Opposition divided over President Park Geun-hye's impeachment motion timing

Park, who is known for putting a number of conglomerate CEOs behind bars for business misdealing, said the burden to get to the bottom of the grave case keeps him awake at night. "All the lawmakers of the party unanimously approved this timetable", parliamentary floor leader Chung Jin-Suk was quoted as saying by the Yonhap news agency after a crucial party meeting.

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Taiwan sends congratulations to Thailand's new king

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn ascended to the throne today, after accepting formal invitation from the country's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to become Thailand's new king. In the years ahead, I have no doubt that the bilateral cooperation between our two countries will continue to strengthen and yield benefits for our peoples.

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Congress approves Iran sanctions extension

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the bill won't interfere with the USA -led nuclear agreement and he expected the president to sign it. The Supervisory Committee comprises eight officials, including members of Iran's National Security Council to monitor the implementation of nuclear deal.

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Congress Poised To Pass Sweeping Law Covering FDA And NIH

Wait, there's something the Obama administration and the House agree on? "The real winners today are American families whose lives stand to be improved by the Cures legislation passed overwhelmingly today by the House and that we should pass by a wide margin in the Senate".

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Indian, Afghan leaders urge end to terror support

Terrorism took centrestage at the Heart of Asia conference on Sunday as Afghanistan and India jointly delivered a stinging attack on Pakistan and indicated Islamabad was doing little to rein in militancy in the region. India has always been open to talks, but obviously it can not be that talks take place in an atmosphere of continued terrorism. The leaders of India and Afghanistan on Sunday, Dec.4, 2016 urged countries in their region to stop supporting armed militants.

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Pak media notes Modi-Aziz handshake in Amritsar

Agreeing with the Premier on the need to end violence in Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministers shared Prime Minister Modi's view that Afghanistan's stability, security and prosperity are integral to the region's, Swarup said. In the meeting, Modi assured Ghani of India's continued support for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan. The senior officials' meeting of the Heart of Asia process was held on Saturday and their deliberations would feed into the ministerial session on Sunday.

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Trump's defense secretary pick has ties to Washington State

Of the 25 men who have served as secretary of the modern Defense Department, only seven never served in the military, including the current Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter. "But, we're not announcing it until Monday so don't tell anybody", he joked. Indeed, Mattis has not been known to mince words. "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet", he was once quoted as telling Marines in Iraq.

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Syrian army tells rebels in eastern Aleppo: leave or die

On Friday, as the army advanced in Tariq Al Bab, an AFP correspondent said residents had left the neighbouring district of Shaar, fearing the arrival of fighting. Smoke billows from the southern suburbs of Aleppo during fighting between regime forces and rebel fighters on December 3, 2016. "Activists say that Aleppo is the heartland of this revolution and if they lose this city, they would lose their civilisation, they would lose everything".

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Timeline of China-Taiwan Relations

Xi told Trump in a telephone call November 14 that cooperation was the only correct choice for relations between the two powers. When Tsai Ing Wen took it upon herself to call Trump directly without going through the Chinese communication network , it was as if an immature infant had jumped out of the cradle.


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