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Officials fear that up 40 dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Authorities did not identify any additional victims at a press conference early Monday and said they are convinced the number of dead will rise. Previously, the toll stood at 33. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office Coroner's Bureau posted seven names on the city website Sunday night. But soon he was shouting so people fleeing the fire could follow his voice toward the exit.

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Putin says Trump's business record shows he is a 'smart man'

In an interview with the NTV channel aired on December 4, Putin said that Trump's business accomplishments show him to be a "clever man". Trump has praised Putin's leadership and said he looks forward to "a strong and enduring relationship with Russian Federation".

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Korea hit with more sanctions

Moscow and Tokyo have agreed to jointly work on the effective implementation of the latest UN Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear test in September, the Japanese Foreign Ministry's deputy press secretary said Saturday.

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Chapecoense plane crash: Premier League tributes paid to victims

Chapeco Mayor Luciano Buligon stands with his hand over his heart as air force members and police accompany the caskets containing the remains of Brazilian victims who died in a chartered flight, to a waiting cargo plane at the military airbase in Rio Negro, Colombia, Friday, Dec.

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Ghani Opens Up at Heart of Asia Meet, talks Indo-Afghan ties

Ghani said despite Afghanistan's bilateral and multilateral ties with Pakistan, the "undeclared war" that started in winter of 2014, has intensified after the recent Brussels conference on Afghanistan's transition. It welcomed the Afghanistan-Pakistan-UNHCR and Afghanistan-Iran-UNHCR Tripartite Commissions on Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan Refugees from Iran and Pakistan, and supported the final statement of the UNHCR executive committee, refocusing the global community's attention on the ...

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Vettel is very clear he's staying at Ferrari

In the wake of team mate Nico Rosberg's dramatic retirement five days after winning the title, the Austrian recognised the situation had changed. However, Vettel has suggested neither he nor Kimi Raikkonen should be considered amongst the candidates, saying their contracts with Ferrari should make their position clear.

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Russian nurse died in rebel shelling of Aleppo

But deputy United States envoy Michele Sison suggested there was no deal, saying "we will not let Russian Federation string along the Security Council". Its loss would mark the biggest defeat for rebel forces in Syria's five-year civil war. He added that a United Nations resolution on a ceasefire would be counterproductive because a ceasefire would allow rebels to regroup.

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SoCal community watches Trump, Taiwan closely

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump indicated a tougher U.S. approach to China by speaking to Taiwan's president last week, but how far he will push a risky test of wills to wring concessions from Beijing on issues from trade to North Korea is unclear.

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Russian Federation vows to save Aleppo from 'terrorists'

However, many observers have said that Ankara aims to suppress Kurdish forces in Syria and prevent them from connecting three de facto autonomous Kurdish areas into one enclave south of the Turkish border. "I think it was more emotional, inward application of the country, which is confirmed by the place where it was made", Ria Novosti quoted Ozerov as saying, adding that he did not think it "radically affected" the Turkish army's operations in Syria or Ankara's relations with Moscow.

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Three Days Mourning Announced in TN, O Panneerselvam Likely to be CM

Doctors had been treating the 68-year-old former film star, who enjoys an nearly godlike status in Tamil Nadu. Jayalalithaa had already been in the hospital for two months since September 22, when she was admitted with a fever, dehydration and a respiratory infection.

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Recount begins in Michigan; Greens sue in Pennsylvania

Which still means we are looking at hundreds and hundreds of volunteers, lawyers, Republicans, Democrats, and party activists descending onto various halls and conference and expo centers to begin the first ever presidential recount in MI. Oakland County, in the Detroit area, started re-counting its votes Monday after a federal judge ordered elections officials to get the process moving to meet a December 13 deadline.

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Erdogan discusses Syrian issue with Putin over telephone

The two leaders exchanged views on Cyprus peace talks and discussed the latest developments in Syria, especially the conflict-hit city Aleppo, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

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Stein: Al Gore needs to 'step up' on climate change

During the 2016 presidential race while campaigning for Democrat Hillary Clinton, Gore warned that Trump, "based on the ideas that he has presented, would take us toward a climate catastrophe". It's certainly an "interesting conversation" that piques a lot of curiosity, considering Gore has always been an activist in fighting climate change, and Trump has notably expressed public skepticism on the matter, referring to global warming as a "hoax" on Twitter in 2014.

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Coleman, Collins, English throw hats in the ring for PM race

Current deputy Bill English and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman both confirmed Tuesday, following a government caucus meeting, that they would contest the leadership. My kids go to state primary schools. "It's been an incredible experience and it's been a real privilege and I'm going to die happy - I hope that's a long time in the future - but I'm going to feel really proud of what we've done", he said.

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Ohio State Attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan Bought Knife in Washington

Police shot and killed Artan after he failed to obey orders to stop. According to law enforcement officials , Artan's Facebook post said: "If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace [with ISIS]". Abdul Razak Artan, a third-year student in logistics management, sits on the Oval in an August 2016 photo provided by The Lantern, student newspaper of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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Bengal was informed, let's not drag Army into controversy

No Bengal CM has said what Banerjee said on Thursday and Friday, when she accused the Centre of "using the Army against our (Bengal) government", which prompted Union minister Ananth Kumar to request Trinamool Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay "to leave the Indian Army out of politics".

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Trump launches fresh blast at China after Taiwan call

He described it as a courtesy and said any new policy on China would be decided after Mr Trump's inauguration. In speaking to Ms Tsai, Mr Trump risked a rift with Beijing and disregarded the USA government's so-called "one China" policy which has been in place since 1979.

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Judge rules prosecutors can use Bill Cosby's deposition at trial

Cosby acknowledged the 2004 sexual encounter with accuser Andrea Constand, and described putting his hand down her trousers after giving her three unidentified blue pills. Prosecutors contend Cosby also admitted for the first time to developing a romantic interest in Constand when he saw her at a Temple basketball game and to having sexual contact with Constand.

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Jayalalithaa dead: Tamil Nadu mourns Amma's death; shops down shutters, roads deserted

May our Honourable Chief Minister's soul rest in peace". West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje condoled the death of Jayalalithaa. Ahead of Jayalalithaa's death, police and security presence had been beefed up across Tamil Nadu over fears of chaos from her emotional followers.

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President Obama issues statement on fatal warehouse fire

Police told local television station KTVU that the warehouse, known as the Oakland Ghost Ship , houses a group of artists and their studios. Even before the fire, the city was investigating the building for code violations. Neighbors had complained that people were illegally living there. "For them, this is day one". "All of that has now been proven". A man identified as Derick Ion posted a Facebook message early Saturday, saying: "Everything I worked so hard for is gone".

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Islamic State urges new wave of attacks

Police and army sources said the attackers were killed before they reached the base. Kurdish Peshmerga forces are heavily involved in the current assaults on IS-held Mosul , with Iraqi army and Shia paramilitary forces also involved in the ongoing battle.

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Lakhs of people pay homage to Jayalalithaa

After performance of the last ceremonial rites as per tradition her body was shifted to Rajaji Hall for people to pay their last respects to the departed leader. Ramachandran. The neighboring state of Karnataka stopped public buses from traveling to Tamil Nadu after one of its buses was attacked Monday. "Her contribution to the progress and development of Tamil Nadu will be long remembered".

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North Carolina Governor McCrory Concedes Election To Democratic Challenger/ Attorney General

The voters of the Tar Heel State had swung for President-elect Donald Trump and reelected Republican Sen. "You know, while exhibiting the highest of ethical standards, I'm proud that our team leaves the state a much better place than when we came into office", McCrory said.

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Iran: US threatens nuclear deal, warns of 'strong reaction'

The White House said President Barack Obama has ample authority to impose punitive measures against Iran, with or without specific legislation, but issued no veto threat of the Iran Sanctions Act. Some members of the U.S. Congress, however, had expressed deep concern over the deal, warning that Tehran could evade inspections and use the money from sanction relief to destabilize the region.

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Myanmar monks protest against Malaysian PM's 'genocide' comments

A statement issued by Htin Kyaw's office said the parties discussed the importance of humanitarian aid for both communities, the need to promote interaction between the two groups, the need to release news to discount rumors and fake reports, the country's 1982 Citizenship Rights Act, and economic development to improve living standards in Rakhine.

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Renzi's referendum rout sends Italy into turmoil

President Mattarella must either appoint a new PM or trigger elections. It falls on Mattarella to steer the political crisis. Renzi and MPS must move quickly to make this happen in order to avoid a bank run and calm financial markets. The result is being seen as a blow to the European Union, although there is no question of Italy following the United Kingdom out of the door. The continuation of coalition governments will exclude the Five Star Movement , which refuses to take part in them.

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Norway Seeks Clarity on Brexit Before Making Deal on U.K

Among the concerns of City institutions are the potential loss of so-called passporting rights, which allow institutions based in the United Kingdom to operate across the European Union without having to seek separate authorisation in each country.

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Matt Barnes Allegedly Choked Woman At New York City Nightclub

Fisher, the former Knicks coach and Barnes' ex-teammate, is dating Barnes' estranged wife, Gloria Govan . Matt Barnes didn't only cop an L on the scoreboard tonight, but also an L in the game of life. Barnes was previously arrested in 2010 on suspicion of domestic violence charges. Monday's episode is just the latest in a series of misadventures that have kept Barnes in the headlines.

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Joe Biden leaves the door open for a 2020 run

It's a decision he at one point said he wish he hadn't made , stating "I regret it every day". "I learned a long time ago, fate has a unusual way of intervening", he added. Given a chance to walk it back, he did - but only a bit. "I've concluded it has closed". "I'm going to run in 2020". Since his death, his father spearheaded efforts to fight cancer, which included a bill that would make therapies available to more patients, while also improving the ability to prevent cancer and detect it ...

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FBI Investigating Threat Against Los Angeles Metro

The FBI said the tip came from its worldwide partners but that it was still being determined if the threat was credible or whether it is a hoax. "This could be real, it could be a hoax". Local partners were notified shortly afterward. Edson cautioned that the department often receives threats and that it's hard to determine the credibility of this one.

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Regime, Russian bombings kill at least 52 in Syria's Idlib

Russian Federation began a military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad in September a year ago, saying it was carrying out strikes against "terrorists". In Aleppo, government forces advanced against rebels in east Aleppo, taking two small neighbourhoods and pushing into a third, state media said. Rebel fire on west Aleppo in the same period has killed 69 civilians, including 28 children, it says.

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India's Tamil Nadu leader Jayaram Jayalalithaa in critical condition

Vidyasagar Rao and assured complete central assistance. AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam, known to be an ardent loyalist of former CM J Jayalalithaa, took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in the wee hours of Tuesday at Raj Bhavan in Chennai .

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Opposition demands apology from PM for claiming that they support black money

Opening the attack on the government for its decision to scrap the high-value Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that "50-days" was like a torture that could have a disastrous effect on the poor and the deprived.

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US sanctions North Korean companies, officials after nuclear test

Fox News has said that South Korea is also planning to forbid those technical experts reentry to the country in the event they visit North Korea. Recent Chinese customs data show that coal exports from North Korea have returned to normal levels after a brief dip following the March sanctions .

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Tropical Storm Otto Poses No Caribbean Threat

Late Tuesday afternoon, the hurricane had top sustained winds of 120 kilometres per hour and was moving westward at 4 km/h, the US hurricane centre said. On Wednesday, the hurricane had top sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour (9 kph), the USA hurricane center said.


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