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Mamata Banerjees idea of a military coup is ridiculous

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's opposition to almost everything the Modi-led government at the Centre does is well known. "Before making statements, all details should have been checked". There is no official document available with the Army to show that the state gave its consent. She had vowed not to leave the state secretariat building until the army was withdrawn from the toll gates.

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San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks

So yeah, we are not playing well, but the good thing is that meanwhile we are getting wins. The Spurs shot only 31.1 percent from the field, including just 28.6 percent from beyond the arc. And although he is mainly known as a defensive center, he has also upped his points averages from 7.2 points a game this season to 13.4 in the last five games.

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South Korea says to pursue more unilateral sanctions against N.Korea

The UN Security Council resolution condemns "in the strongest terms" North Korea's nuclear test on September 9 - the communist state's second just this year. Inspections will toughen on sea, air and land cargo, as well as personal baggage, coming in and out of the country. People need to eat food, not weapons.

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New Zealand prime minister John Key announces shock resignation

Attention will now focus on National and who will be the new leader and prime minister, which will be known as early as next Monday. Key said the National Party Members of Parliament would hold a special caucus on December 12 to choose a new leader, who would have time to "settle in" before the next election.

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Obama calls for pursuing smart strategy to wipe out terrorism

Obama notes that even as the United States fights, allies must join as well. Meanwhile, the USA has been able to take out key al-Qaeda leaders, most notably Osama bin Laden, and has put ISIS on the path to losing its safe havens. In particular, he touted his abandonment of torture, "including waterboarding ", noting, "at no time has anyone told me that doing so has lost us good intelligence".

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Search for escaped inmates leads police to California motel

The search for Rogelio Chavez, 33, who also escaped, continues. An official said he was "highly confident" that Chavez had stayed there at some point. Authorities feel like they're close, just missing him at the Days Inn Sunday night in Gilroy. Campbell had been held in the jail since February 2015 on various charges including robbery, false imprisonment, criminal threats and firearms violations, records indicate.

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Al Gore meets with Donald Trump

The exact nature of the two men's conversation, which took place after Gore met with Ivanka Trump (also on climate issues), has not been disclosed. Mr Gore became an outspoken supporter of finding a solution to deal with climate change, after leaving the White House in 2001. As he campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton earlier this year, Gore warned that Trump would steer the world toward "climate catastrophe" if elected president.

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French interior minister Cazeneuve succeeds Valls as prime minister

Rather than giving a speech supportive of global dialogue, Manuel Valls pointed the finger at states that he considers as threats to France during a speech in the Paris suburb of Evry on Monday. MR MANUEL VALLS , announcing his bid for the presidency. Current opinion polls, however, suggest that the second round could pit Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front, against conservative Francois Fillon.

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Isis's counteroffensive west of Mosul thwarted

ISIS has been fighting Turkish-backed rebel groups in Syria and US -backed forces in Iraq. "U.S. Apaches have intervened shortly before to handle some hard targets". He also said that the number of militants in the city had probably fallen to around 3,000, from around 3,000 to 5,000 at the start of the campaign.

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Malaysia PM Urges World To Act Against 'Genocide' Of Myanmar's Rohingya

Dhaka province: Around 21,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape from violence-hit Myanmar , an official of the International Organisation for Migration said Tuesday. Following protests last week by Muslims in Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh , Kyaw on November 3 formed an investigative commission on Rakhine to examine the situation that led to the border guard station attacks and subsequent violence, as well as to verify allegations of rights abuses ...

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Nuclear envoys of US, South Korea, Japan to meet in Seoul

Security Council - this is an abuse of power and an infringement upon the sovereignty of our country". Seoul announced unilateral sanctions against North Korea on Friday to throttle the flow of money into the regime's nuclear and missile programs.

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IS claims Ohio State University attacker as its 'soldier'

Artan tore through a group of people in his silver-coloured auto and knocked people up into air and crashed into the sidewall. Noah said he mentors young people at the mosque, which has programs to prevent self-radicalization and help Somali parents communicate with their children as they assimilate to life in America.

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Syria: Israel fired missiles at Damascus airport

There were no official reports on the matter by the Syrian administration or Syrian or Lebanese state media. Al-Mayadeen, the pan-Arab television channel, reported that explosions and columns of fire erupted at about 4am at the airport on Wednesday, and blamed the Israeli military for the attack.

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Echoes of Pearl Harbor will never fade away

The military had already taken control of all communication lines, so Burns was left without a line to the outside world. "President Roosevelt said in a statement today that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from the air". His presence is the fruit of almost a decade of effort by his predecessor, Tamio Mori, who in 2014 became the first Japanese municipal leader invited to the commemoration in Hawaii.

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Russian Federation protests over cash shortage for diplomats in India

Russian Federation has strongly protested with India on cash shortage affecting the working of its mission after demonetisation, and wants a quick resolution of the issue, failing which it may explore other options including summoning Indian diplomat in Moscow .

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Court hears of limited power of Royal Prerogative

THE LAW which brought the United Kingdom into the EU – the European Communities Act 1972 – would ‘have a lesser status than the Dangerous Dogs Act if the governments arguments are true, said the main lawyer for Gina Miller in the UKs Supreme Court today.

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Survivor says quake terrifying, fled to hill

A strong quake has rocked northern Indonesia leaving as many as 97 people dead and several hundred injured. The sole hospital in Pidie Jaya was quickly overwhelmed, with patients being treated on the grass out front or sent to neighboring districts with better facilities.

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Trump's Secretary Of State Pick: Reward Loyalty Or Appease The GOP?

Trump himself tweeted: "Just met with General Petraeus-was very impressed! ". Trump has already conferred with the other two leading candidates for the State Department post: Mitt Romney, the former MA governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and Rudolph Giuliani, a former New York City mayor.

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Kurds, Shi'ite fighters to coordinate after sealing off Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have led the effort from the north and south before connecting with the Iranian-backed militias in the west, according to the AFP . A soldier from the Iraqi Special Forces takes a selfie on a street in the Aden district of Mosul after troops nearly entirely retook the area from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on November 22, 2016.

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Clinton and Trump Aides Call Each Other Names at Harvard EveSo nt

This morning on FOX & Friends Trump senior advisor and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway discussed the very combative debate she had with the Clinton campaign at a Harvard event Thursday evening. He delivered it." Conway responded by saying Clinton's team were being sore losers and saying, "Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow. "Because hashtag, he's your president too", she said.

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Jayalalithaa Buried, Last Rites Performed By Closest Aide Sasikala Natarajan

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha Jayaram's funeral was held at Marina Beach with full state honours. "Now, it's all a history". Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, state Congress President S. Thirunavukarasar, movie stars Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Sathyaraj, Gautami and Y.G.

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Trump receives massive resistance for considering Romney for Secretary of State

But the possible selection of Mitt Romney , who has been on Trump's shortlist for secretary of state despite being a forceful critic throughout the campaign, has been met with trepidation from numerous working-class voters that propelled the Republican to his astonishing victory.

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India's film star politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram dies after prolonged illness

Even when in the Opposition, Panneerselvam was the No 2, (Deputy Leader of AIADMK Legislature party) from 2001-06 and he was considered Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant in the party rankings. One woman sat on the ground, distraught, her cheeks streaked with tears. "An eminent public figure, a charismatic personality, she had vast influence over the political developments in Tamil Nadu as well as the national level", said the Vice President in his condolence message.

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Mitt Romney praises Donald Trump for 'bringing people together' after 'wonderful evening'

We'll have to wait to see if Romney is named the new secretary of state . Huckabee said Trump faces a hard choice over whether he should add Romney , one of his fiercest critics during the Republican presidential primary, to his Cabinet.

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Iraq launches new push in southeast Mosul

Iraqi television quoted operations commander Lieutenant-General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah as saying troops had entered the Salam Hospital in the southeastern neighbourhood of Wahda, close to the river. Another Mosul resident said on Monday there had been "constant" air strikes against targets around the airport and in the Tel Roman district on the southwestern edge of the city.

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Target to release Hatchimals this Sunday

Still, the supplies won't last all that long, so you have to check your local store, as they won't say what time they'll be released. "It's the hot toy of the year, which is kind of like the Cabbage Patch Kids back in my day". Target is even expected to have the elusive Bearakeet Hatchimal - a bear and parakeet hybrid that is exclusive to Target. In addition to Target's quantities, a Toys R Us spokesperson said on Monday that its stores are expecting replenish quantities of Hatchimals ...

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Jill Stein files formal statewide ballot recount request in MI

Stein has also sought a recount in Pennsylvania on Monday, just hours before the state's deadline, and her campaign said she would file a similar request in MI by its deadline on Wednesday. December 13 is the federal deadline to certify the vote to avoid having the fate of Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes decided by Congress. Green Party officials filed for a recount in Wisconsin Friday after some limited reports of possible voting discrepancies in areas that used paper ballots versus those ...

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China's response to Trump's phone call with Taiwan

The US State Department also said they had no information about any possible visit by Taiwans president. Trump Organization spokeswoman Amanda Miller said the company had no plan for expansion in Taiwan and that there had been no authorized visits to push development projects there.

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Kremlin says possible deal to let rebels leave Aleppo still on agenda

Russia, a main backer of the Syrian government supporting the government's offensive in the city, has repeatedly blocked action in the Security Council over Syria . The US, in turn, has accused Russian Federation of heavy civilian casualties and blamed Moscow for stalling attempts at implementing a ceasefire, most recently after Russian Federation and China blocked a UNSC resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire on Monday.

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Emotions raw on witness stand at Will Smith death trial

Racquel Smith, center, widow of former New Orleans Saints NFL player Will Smith, walks from Orleans criminal court, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in New Orleans , after a lunch break in the trial for Cardell Hayes, who shot and killed Smith and wounded Racquel.

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Intense Syrian bombing pounds Aleppo

Syria's army and allied forces seized a new neighbourhood from rebels in east Aleppo overnight, a monitor said Monday, and now hold around two-thirds of the former rebel bastion. On Sunday evening, the official Sana news agency cited a Syrian military source as saying that army units had retaken control of Karm Myassar and Karm al-Tahan, and entered Qadi Askar.

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John Kasich to Electors: Trump Won, Don't Vote For Me

Electors are pledged to candidates but allowed to change their votes, though they nearly never do. Forty-seven percent said they would keep the Electoral College system. "I was never a fan of the Electoral College until now". A clear enthusiasm gap resulted in Clinton receiving fewer votes than Obama did in 46 states, notably by double-digit margins in key swing states like MI.

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Syria: Russia, China veto United Nations resolution calling for a truce in Aleppo

A UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria's Aleppo , which New Zealand helped draft, has been vetoed with the country's UN representative saying he was "bitterly disappointed". The rebels defending al-Shaar may be forced to abandon it or risk being cut off from the other areas. Syria's government is waging a fierce offensive to recapture all of second city Aleppo , and it has so far captured more than 60 percent of eastern districts that fell to ...

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Renzi starts final days as Italy premier with party huddle

Matteo Renzi's downfall following the resounding "No" to his constitutional reform has left a hole in the Italian political landscape and a host of figures jockeying to seize the vacated throne of power. The largest opposition parties, which are the eurosceptic Five Star Movement and the right-wing Northern League, are both pushing hard for elections.

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Pearl Harbor Survivors Do The Mannequin Challenge Like Seasoned Pros

Twenty American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships , and more than 300 airplanes were destroyed. The unexpected announcement came two days before the 75th anniversary of the attack and six months after Obama became the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima for victims of the US atomic bombing of that city at the end of the same war.


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