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Adama Barrow Unseats Gambian President Jammeh In Shocking Victory

Rights groups have often accused Jammeh of having political opponents and journalists either arrested or killed. Jammeh, who had ruled Gambia for 22 years, conceded defeat in the election on state television Friday night and vowed not to contest the result in a phone call to Barrow.

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Trumps Taiwan call exposes his inexperience, says Chinese media

Trump was just doing what he said in the presidential campaign: being open to talking to foreign leaders who want good relations with the United States, Stephen Yates and Christian Whiton wrote in an article on the Fox News website. Pence noted that Trump had a similar congratulatory call with China President Xi Jinping, and "that was not a discussion about policy". "It's in line with national interests, and critical to regional peace", Huang said.

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South Africa beat Olympic champions to take gold in Dubai

But South Africa quickly reasserted their authority with a third try of the game for player of the final Chris Dry before Senatla sealed the match. "We never let Fiji into the game and then they were playing catch-up rugby, which I think worked to our advantage", he told the official tournament website.

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Toronto beat Montreal in extra

The tables will be turned on the Montreal Impact in the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference final. Toronto, the first Canadian team to reach the MLS title game, will host the final December 10 against the Western Conference champion Seattle Sounders.

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Iraq forces gain ground northeast of Mosul

Lieutenant Colonel Muhanad al-Tamimi said his men were in full control of the Zohour neighbourhood, more than a week after they entered the district. The huge operation to retake Mosul began October 17, but after initially swift battlefield successes, the progress of Iraqi forces later slowed in the face of fierce counterattacks and concerns over the safety of civilians still inside the city.

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ISIS attack breaches militiamen's defenses in northern Iraq

On October 17th, 2016, the Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a major battle for Mosul to liberate the city and its surroundings from ISIS. The news comes a day after ISIS militants launched an attack using two auto bombs on Kanaos village in the south of Qayyarah, in which two soldiers were killed while 29 others were injured.

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Official says 9 dead in fire at warehouse party

Nearly 55 firefighters tackled the inferno as battalion chief Lisa Baker told the East Bay Times that flames had engulfed three sides of the warehouse. The warehouse had numerous partitions added to the original building. He said he saw another person jump from a second floor window. The clutter hampered firefighters' efforts to put out the blaze.

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Malaysians condemn Myanmar violence against Rohingyas

Nearly all Rohingya live in western Myanmar's Rakhine state, where the military has stepped up operations since November, when nine police officers were killed in attacks on posts along the border with Bangladesh. On Monday, the commission is to meet up with Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlaing in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, and on Tuesday it is set to discuss its findings at a Yangon press conference.

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Russian Federation says ready to escort aid agencies into eastern Aleppo

The displacement may be beneficial for some, as reports suggested that many civilians who wanted to flee sieged rebel areas were being blocked from doing so by rebel firing. The Lebanese Al-Manar TV channel reported from the Aleppo countryside that pro-government forces were advancing in the southern portion of the city's rebel enclave.

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Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba

His remains were buried Sunday in a simple ceremony, according to Raul Castro , in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia of Santiago de Cuba , where Cuban national hero Jose Marti is also buried. Before the ceremony wrapped up, martial music could be heard outside the cemetery, where Ines de la Rosa was among the mourners gathered. Initially the ceremony at the cemetery was due to be carried live on television, but hours before official media announced it would be "solemn and private".

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I need support from media: COAS General Qamar Bajwa

But as he handed over command, the hugely popular outgoing military chief warned that it would be unsafe for India to mistake his country's "restraint" over recent activity in Kashmir for weakness. The BJP leader added that India needed to "follow up on its policy of imposing cost" and that the "Army should revisit the security procedure in general, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir".

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Merry Melanin: Black Santa to Make History

Jefferson-Gamble appeared on CBS Minnesota where he discussed why his portrayal of Santa at the Mall of America is both historical and important, especially for children of color. " Santa can be anybody", he said. As he prepared for his first appointments Thursday morning, Jefferson said that skin tone doesn't matter to the kids he meets.

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United Kingdom denies 'have cake and eat it' note is Brexit policy

The spokesman said: "Negotiations can't start until we have triggered Article 50, which won't be until next year". The document also says the triggering of Article 50, which formally starts Brexit negotiations, could be "difficult". "I told the British Prime Minister very clearly during our talks that first Article 50, then common guidelines from the European Council, and then the negotiations and I have no reason to doubt that this agreed strategy will be followed", she said.

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Packers hoping to restore linebacker depth, run defense

The nightmare from past year is over. Clay Matthews is active six days after taking a vicious block that injured the AC joint in his left shoulder, but it's unclear where he'll line up. Earlier in the week, Head Coach Mike McCarthy expressed that he expected Rodgers to play. If Rodgers is not at 100%, the Packers will need their inconsistent running game to step up in the form of James Starks and Christine Michaels.

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PM Narendra Modi Visits Golden Temple With Afghan President, Serves Langar

Support for peace alone is not enough. In his address at the 6th conference of Heart of Asia, a platform to help Afghanistan in its transition, Modi said the growing arc of terrorist violence is posing the gravest threat to the region. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Speaking to journalists in Amritsar earlier, Aziz said Pakistan prioritises peace and is ready for talks with India if New Delhi desires the same, the ...

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Richland Neighbor Calls Trump's Defense Pick Mattis A Generous Guy

Pentagon correspondents describe Mattis as being a kind of living legend within the Marine Corps for his tough but thoughtful approach to leadership, qualities that have given him the nicknames of both "mad dog" and "warrior monk". U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Mattis has a strong military record but "our forefathers built civilian control of the military into the constitution for a reason and waiving that requirement is something we can not take lightly".

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Gary Kubiak says Broncos need to 'control our emotions' after heartbreaking loss

Attempting a 62-yard field goal late in the overtime period, which would have won the game had it been converted, was not one of them. He could punt and (likely) give the Chiefs the final possession, he could attempt to get a first down, or attempt the field goal.

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Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the signature of a peace treaty between his country and Japan was a precondition for settling territorial disputes. The Soviet Union seized Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan and the Habomai islet group after Japan's surrender in WWII, saying it was in line with an agreement reached with the United States and Britain in Yalta in February 1945.

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Malaysia defends rally against 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, Daniel Russel, is critical of the military's heavy-handed approach and says the escalation of violence risks inciting jihadist extremism in the country also known as Burma. On Saturday morning a convoy carrying Mr Annan arrived at the Rohingya village of Wapeik, which has suffered significant damage from fire. During his visit to Myanmar, Annan will spend a day in the state capital, Sittwe, before heading to other areas in Rakhine.

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WB Guv disapproves Mamata Banerjee's 'coup' remarks, CM hits back

Mamata was protesting against the stationing of Army trucks on National highways and at toll plazas. Army jawans being deployed at Palsit toll plaza to check vehicles in Burdwan district of West Bengal. The Kolkata Police had written back to the army asking them not to conduct the exercise near Nabanna, the state secretariat in capital Kolkata , which also houses the chief minister's office.

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Dolphins' Albert and Tunsil expected to play at Baltimore

It is the one major difference between last year's 5-11 disappointment and this year's still-hopeful campaign. This time around, Baltimore was 3-4 through seven games and - eerily, at the same point in the schedule as 2015 - won three of its next four.

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Turkey, Russia see need for Aleppo truce but divisions remain

They appeared to agree on the need for a ceasefire in Syria and allowing humanitarian aid into besieged areas of the country, with Cavusoglu saying, "we hope these efforts will provide stability and peace in Aleppo as well as Syria and everywhere else in the region".

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Amritsar declaration recognises terrorism as biggest threat to peace, names Lashkar, Jaish

Ghani's remarks, made at an global conference in the northern Indian city of Amritsar not far from the border with Pakistan, suggested tensions were rising with Pakistan after Ghani attempted to improve relations with Islamabad when he took office in 2014.

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Inventor of the Big Mac dies at 98

Though his son (also Michael) said Delligatti decided on the name Big Mac "because "Big Mc" sounded amusing", it was actually Esther Glickstein , a 21-year-old secretary working in the advertising department of McDonald's , who suggested the name to an executive in 1967.

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Syrian rebel commander in Aleppo seriously wounded, rebels say

More than 310 civilians have been killed in the government's assault on east Aleppo since November 15, the Britain-based observatory says. At least two pilots were killed as rebels in Syria shot down a warplane near the global airport of on Saturday, media reports said.

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Afghan President: Taliban Won't Last Without Pakistan Support

The High Commissioner said, "Pakistan has always talked of negotiations to settle all outstanding issues with India". Later, Modi and Ghani jointly inaugurated the ministerial deliberations at the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process conference, which would see participation of over eight foreign ministers and other dignitaries of 14 participating countries from south and central Asia and several western countries.

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India, Afghanistan lash out at Pakistan for cross-border terror

Jaitley stated that the HoA recognizes terrorism as the biggest threat to peace. Also called the Amritsar Declaration, the resolution said participating countries and groupings were "concerned by the gravity of the security situation in the region" and demanded "an immediate end to all forms of terrorism, as well as all support to it, including financing".

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Woodstock couple among the dead in Tennessee wildfire

A devastating wildfire destroyed numerous homes and buildings on M. Veronica Carney looks at the skyline from the remains of the home she grew up in, Thursday, Dec. They jumped in Branson's auto and drove down the mountain until a tree blocked their path. They were found unconscious at the bottom of the mountain.

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Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown a success

President-elect Donald Trump. And he wishes me well... in my campaign and he said that... we are doing it as a sovereign nation, the right way. He added that many aspects of the Philippines' relationship with the USA are likely to get a reboot such as the military and economic aspects, people-to-people exchanges, and education among others.

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AIIMS expert confirm Jayalalithaas complete recovery, will return home soon: AIADMK

Reports also suggested that the Tamil Nadu Governor, Vidyasagar Rao will fly into Chennai at 10.30 PM today. During the 10-minute telephonic conversation, Rao briefed Singh about the health condition of the Chief Minister and conveyed that doctors attending to her were taking all necessary steps.

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England: hosts see off tourists to take 2-0 series lead

Virat Kohli was the other unbeaten batsman for India . Rashid was caught by Umesh Yadav at fine leg while hooking Shami's delivery. Hameed and Woakes then added 43 runs between them to take the visitors near the 200-run mark before Shami produced some excellent short pitched bowling with the second new ball to hasten England's demise.

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Iran and Russia reaffirm alliance in Syria war

At least two pilots were killed as rebels in Syria shot down a warplane near the worldwide airport of on Saturday, media reports said. The government has now recaptured around 60 percent of eastern parts of the city that rebel forces seized in mid-2012, the monitor said.

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Trump Adviser: Romney Appointment Would Be 'Betrayal'

Romney made fun of Trump's failed business deals, and he called Trump a phony, a fraud and a con man. Romney said that Trump's promises were as worthless as a degree from Trump University. Trump is expected to announce his remaining cabinet picks within the next week. All three of these men would be solid secretary of state choices as their views on national issues are more in line with Trump's than Romney's worldview.

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Trump Attends 'Villains And Heroes' Costume Party Dressed As...Himself

Trump's motorcade arrived at the mansion at about 8:35 p.m., according to news reports. See alsoWho voted for Trump like LI? The reporter asked of that meant he was attending as a hero or a villain , Conway emerged from a vehicle in her costume saying: "A hero, all the way!" Mercer , 70, is CEO of Renaissance Technologies, an East Setauket hedge fund.

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Stephen Port convicted of murder

The force has also said it is reassessing 58 unexplained deaths involving date-rape drugs to make sure foul play has not been missed. Then, he served them drinks laced with lethal doses of the drug GHB to rape them while they were unconscious.


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