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Int'l cooperation 'critical' to resolve Rohingya crisis

The attacks and the ensuing security operations resulted in the killings of both civilians and security staff as well as displacement of thousands of people who had lost their livelihoods. Last week she vowed to work for "peace and national reconciliation", saying her country faced many challenges, but did not mention the violence in Rakhine state.

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Iran President: Trump Won't Be Able to Harm the Nuclear Deal

The deal negotiated between the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany with Iran a year ago is created to lift economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for access and supervision for the country's nuclear program. Wallace "The Iranian regime must be held accountable for its reckless behavior, which has only worsened since the signing of the JCPOA agreement". He may desire to rip up the deal.

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After mistrial, slain SC man's family still expects justice

I asked Seth Stoughton, a former police officer who is an assistant professor of law at the University of SC, for his reaction to the mistrial. Monday morning, the jury returned and, within an hour of resuming deliberations, sent a note to the judge saying that the majority of jurors were undecided, and listing multiple questions about the case.

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NAN to hold press conference in wake of Slager trial verdict

In Slager's trial, the jury was not able to unanimously convict him, and one juror wrote a note to the judge saying that he "cannot and will not" declare Slager guilty of murder or manslaughter. "I think that is a decision they will review and make after January 20th", Pence responded. Dec, 5, 2016. Slager was charged with mur. "We have to live with the fact that he was shot in the back".

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Syrian government, ally Russia warn rebels in city of Aleppo

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a monitoring group, said that as Syrian forces move into the large residential district of Shaar on Tuesday the rebels would be faced with a "war of attrition" with stronger army. But the Americans also support other groups of fighters who oppose Assad. He said an unspecified number of local residents who were at the hospital were also wounded and accused the United States, Britain and France of tipping off the rebels about the ...

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BJP leader arrested for illegally trying to exchange old notes

An NDTV report said that another Rs. 23 lakh was seized from six others arrested along with him. According to the police, there were 926 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination in the seized cash. We gave him enough time to produce proper details and bank accounts, but he could not explain the source the money. The Kolkata Police STF recovered Rs 33 lakh in cash, seven guns and 89 rounds of ammunition from their possession.

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Democratic Presidential Teenage Elector Joins National Movement Against President Donald Trump

They're calling themselves " Hamilton Electors ", a movement named after USA founding father Alexander Hamilton , who wrote about the Electoral College in the Federalist Papers. State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, a member of Trump's campaign team in Washington, dismissed the effort by Chiafalo and Guerra. Two hundred and seventy electoral votes are needed to win the election.

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Thousands pay tribute to Jayalalithaa Jayaram in Chennai

Leaders from countries that have a significant Tamil population like Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore also expressed grief over the AIADMK leader's demise. Ramachandran or MGR. Jayalalithaa was 13 when she began her film career and quickly became known as a romantic lead in numerous almost 150 Tamil-language movies she worked on.

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Electoral College Popularity Jumps to Record High After Trump's Election

Paramedic Christopher Suprun says Trump "shows daily he is not qualified for the office". "He does not encourage civil discourse, but chooses to stoke fear and create outrage", Suprun wrote in the editorial. Does Congress have any role beyond affirming that every elector's vote was recorded properly, per their true intent, or could it reject Texas's results, for example, on grounds that Suprun's should have gone to Trump? Since the election, people have urged me to change my vote ...

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Ugandan rebel charged with 70 counts, including murder, rape

Ongwen was captured by the LRA when he was 10 years old and later rose through the ranks turning into a fierce commander who allegedly killed mercilessly. "Dominic Ongwen's past experience as a child soldier is not a defence in itself", said Isabelle Guitard, from Child Soldiers International. He was indicted back in 2005, along with three other alleged senior commanders who are since believed to have died, and Kony himself, who remains at large as the LRA continues to rampage across the ...

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Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection

In the new study, published online November 29, 2016, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ), the UCSF researchers determined that the Zika virus preferentially infects brain cells with an abundance of a protein called AXL, which spans the outer cell membrane of several cell types and serves as a gateway for the invading virus.

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Ohio State attacker may have been inspired by ISIS, FBI says

The 18-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer shortly after driving into pedestrians and then slashing people with a knife. A preliminary autopsy shows the attacker at Ohio State University died from gunshots to the head and chest.

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Natalie Portman Talks Working on Her Jackie Kennedy Accent

Natalie Portman received her second Academy Award® nomination and first Best Actress win for her performance in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed film, Black Swan . In the film, Peter Sarsgaard plays Bobby Kennedy and Caspar Phillipson plays the role of JFK. "(But) I do love doing it, and I can't really imagine doing anything else".

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Breakthroughs And Bombshells: Key Thoughts On The 2017 Grammys' Rap Nominations

The Grammy nominations have been announced and one woman is set to dominate . Although the lightning-rod rapper's The Life of Pablo was passed over in top categories including album of the year , its controversial Famous and gospel-infused Ultralight Beam were each recognized for best rap song and best rap/sung performance.

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Taiwan's president: Phone call with Trump 'doesn't mean a policy shift'

This angered Beijing , and spurred Trump to tweet out a series of messages taking issue with Chinese trade policy in response - as well as wondering why he can't hold a phone call with the Taiwanese leader when the U.S. interests, Earnest said. "They are less able to find other markets the size of the United States of America". However, words matter in global affairs and Trump - and his successors - will have to carry this incident, and it consequences, into his administration.

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Why Jayalalithaa Was Buried Not Cremated?

As an era ended in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa's last journey started from Rajaji Hall, where lakhs thronged for a final look at their iconic leader, and slowly moved towards the Marina Beach flooded with mourners. Chief Ministers from Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Puducherry, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and others too paid their last respects.

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Vice President Biden Says He's Running In 2020 - Sort Of

It's more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he's running for president in 2020. Other Democrats said there was no discussion of Biden running for president in 2020. The Democrat lawmaker would be 77 years old next election day, should he decide to run for the office of president. The vice president's moves to fight cancer included a bill that would give patients more access to therapies and improve the ability to fight cancer and detect it ...

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LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack

Fike, according to the Los Angeles Times, declined to identify the country that sent the warning to the Federal Bureau of Investigation but revealed that the tip was delivered in English . The caller was very specific , telling authorities the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Universal City station was the target, she said.

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Bernard Cazeneuve named French PM after Valls quits

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has stepped down to focus on running for president in next year's election and has been replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve . Known for pushing controversial labour reforms by use of decrees and for getting behind the ban of so-called "burkinis" a year ago - considered by many as an attack on Muslims - Valls has managed to alienate many socialists in the country.

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Man City's Sergio Aguero banned four games following red card

Guardiola said: "There will be changes tomorrow, definitely". The Red Devils have drawn their last three games in the league against Everton, West Ham and Arsenal when their performances probably deserved more from at least two of those matches.

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Iraqi Troops Retake 2 Villages around Mosul, Free over 2000 Families

Iraqi government and Kurdish forces have surrounded the city from the north, east and south, while Popular Mobilization forces - a coalition of Iranian-backed Shi'ite groups - are trying to close in from the west. In some areas, public infrastructure has been damaged, compromising the delivery of basic services, including health care, education, and water provision.

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New Zealand candidates line up to replace John Key as PM

Alongside giving a new leader time to settle in, as well as wanting more family time, the 55-year-old said it "feels the right time to go" adding that had he been asked about serving out a fourth term, he would not have been able "look the public in the eye and say yes".

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Jayalalithaa laid to rest: Tamil Nadu bids aideu to its 'Amma'

Following a sudden cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, Jayalalithaa had been in a critical condition. The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has ground to a halt after its Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, 68, fondly known as "Amma" (mother), died following a prolonged illness.

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Multiple Teen Fatalies Feared in California Warehouse-Party Fire

Authorities continued Monday to search for bodies from the fire that was called in to the Oakland Fire Department at 11:32 p.m. Friday. Ray Kelly said it could take weeks to identify all of the victims through DNA and dental records. "When you go into a building that you're unfamiliar with, make sure you know where the exits are". A Facebook post by him lamenting the loss of his belongings but saying he was "blessed that my children and Micah were at a hotel safe and sound" drew a ...

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USA and European Stocks Rise Despite Italy's Referendum

The budget law was approved by the lower house of parliament on November 28, but still needs Senate ratification, and local media said it could come by Friday. The Italian referendum was created to reduce the size of the Italian Senate, something Renzi said would make government more efficient. However, they warned that the euro's outlook remains clouded by worries over political risks in Europe, with elections coming in the Netherlands, France and Germany next year.

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1 in custody after active shooter reported at Utah school

They arrived at the school moments after their son entered a classroom and fired one round into the ceiling, the AP reported . Investigators believe the suspect took the weapons from his parents' gun safe, but they don't know yet how he got them out, Ross said.

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Ohio's Senate OKs ban on abortions once heartbeat is heard

The bill makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. In a surprise move, the Ohio Senate today inserted a controversial measure that would prohibit almost all abortions into an unrelated bill and sent if off to the House, which had already approved a similar restriction.

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Top Gambian opposition leader, 18 others out of prison

The Independent Electoral Commission declared opposition leader, Mr. Adama Barrow victor, following elections described by a group of African Union Observers as peaceful, credible and transparent. And there will be an economic boom, and people jailed can be freed, and people exiled overseas will come back home to their families", said Aminata Jawara, a 23-year-old lab technician.

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Heart of Asia: Fight against terrorism in spotlight

India and Afghanistan have separately accused Pakistan of supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan and rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Conference was attended by delegations from practically every participating country, supporting countries and worldwide organizations - 45 in all.

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The History of Black Friday

We track the availability of Amazon's Black Friday TV deals throughout the day. Black Friday , the day after Thanksgiving, used to launch the holiday season, but the competition to grab customers first is keen. The National Retail Federation, a USA trade association, predicts holiday sales would increase 3.6 percent over a year ago, to $655.8 billion. But it includes online spending and other non-store sales such as catalogue spending.

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Annan urges respect for civilians in west Myanmar violence

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur against "Myanmar violence" on Rohingya. "The world can not just sit by and watch genocide taking place", he added, while calling on Indonesia to join in solidarity. Some observers say Razak is using the Rohingya issue to distract attention from a financial corruption scandal. Although Rohingya — a Muslim ethnic minority of about 1 million among Myanmar's predominantly Buddhist 52 million people — have lived in Myanmar ...

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Malaysian PM leads protest over Rohingya crisis

Ye Htut, former presidential spokesman and information minister under the previous Myanmar government's administration, said Aung San Suu Kyi should use her influence and power with the worldwide community to counter accusations that the military has committed human rights abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine.

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Supreme Court hears further evidence in historic appeal over Brexit ruling

However, he also revealed the Government would submit a short bill - "a one-line act" - to Parliament to seek MPs' approval to begin the process of Britain's exit from the European Union were it to lose the case. The government did not seek to use the prerogative "on a whim", he said. James Eadie QC, for the Government, said their decision "cannot possibly be sustained" and worldwide treaty-making powers under the prerogative could lawfully be used to trigger Brexit.

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Iran demands that Obama allow United States sanctions to expire

US officials have said they've determined that the legislation does not violate the agreement that curbed Iran's controversial nuclear program. The comments came two days after Iran's foreign ministry condemned the extension of sanctions against Iran and said the act is a clear violation of the landmark nuclear deal reached between Iran and the world powers a year ago.

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Unemployment drops to lowest rate in nine years

It would be the Fed's first and only rate hike this year and its already highly expected that the Fed will raise rate in two weeks. During the week of the election, the number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level since 1973.


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