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Islamic State threatens to attack Turkish embassies

Iraqis who fled the fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants settle at a camp for internally displaced people, in Khazir, near Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Dec. Jawdat added that Iraqi security forces recovered a number of state-of-the-art cameras, dozens of video files, a considerable amount of money and numerous confidential documents from the site.

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Parliament is sovereign, Supreme Court told in Brexit challenge

On the second day of the historic Brexit hearing at the Supreme Court, Lord Pannick QC, representing businesswoman Gina Miller , said her case "is that the prerogative power to enter into and terminate treaties does not allow ministers to nullify statutory rights and duties".

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Aleppo's Old City captured by Assad regime following rebel retreat

Syrian government forces swept through the Old City of Aleppo on Wednesday morning as rebel forces - besieged and facing certain defeat - debated withdrawal from their shattered stronghold. The rebel group urges any civilians who wish to leave Aleppo be allowed to flee to the northern countryside, calling the northwestern province of Idlib "not a safe area" due to recent airstrikes on towns and villages.

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Russia says will treat as terrorists rebels who refuse to leave Aleppo

The Syrian government forces with the support of their allies managed to release some 100,000 civilians from militant-held eastern Aleppo districts, Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said. "We are ready to immediately send our military experts and diplomats to Geneva to agree with American colleagues", Lavrov said, adding that Moscow and Washington were now in agreement that "all militants without exception" would leave eastern Aleppo.

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Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 47 people aboard

Junaid Jamshed's brother verified that the former musician and famous religious personality was accompanied by his family as they were recorded to reach Islamabad on this flight.When, Junaid s fellow also confirmed that he was on board the PIA flight 661.

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A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force 1

Despite recent revelations that the Pentagon may have been hiding $125 billion in wasteful spending, the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) all knocked President-Elect Donald Trump Tuesday for tweeting his disapproval of the $4 billion price tag of two new presidential aircraft.

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Oakland fire: Crews hopeful that death toll…

A deadly fire at a warehouse party in Oakland may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance, USA investigators say. Oakland police responded to numerous calls about the warehouse in the past, the department said, but it is unclear what they concerned or how many were made.

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By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy

China's initial response was tepid but it grew stronger over the weekend. Trump has not said that he doesn't acknowledge the One-China policy, nor is he the actual president yet. "We praise efforts by the new government in Taipei to continue constructive relations across the Taiwan Strait and call on China to reciprocate..." This is a shame because Taiwan has come a long way from its days as the unsinkable aircraft carrier against Maoist-style communism.

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Pakistani national carrier's plane crashes after takeoff

It crashed into the mountains near Abbottabad and Havelian. "Junaid Jamshed and one of his three wives, Nayha Junaid are confirmed dead", the Dawn news outlet reports. Zainab Nazakat said she was preparing dinner when she saw the plane coming down, hitting several trees and a water supply tank on an elevated ground.

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McConnell: Repealing Obamacare 'first item up in the new year'

Obama administration officials have contended that a strong enrollment would demonstrate support for the PPACA and act as a buffer against its repeal . The part of Obamacare that allowed states to expand Medicaid coverage for the poor covers about 9 million people. One hard-hit payer was the federal government, which spent almost 10 percent more on Medicaid-totaling $545 billion-than in years past.

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HIV/AIDS 5000 IDPs living with infection in Borno

We now have treatments we could only dream of then. "Out of the R81 million, we'll be focusing on young women and girls for HIV/Aids and STIs prevention". In states like Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, more than 40 percent of each state's counties are considered vulnerable to rapid spread of HIV and new or continuing high numbers of hepatitis C infections among injection drug users.

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North Carolina Gov. McCrory concedes he lost re-election bid

The sitting Republican governor, Pat McCrory, has conceded to his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper . Earlier this year, Monroe County Republican Holly Raschein filed legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identify or expression.

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SAFD: San Antonio woman injured after saving man from sink hole

A 60-year-old man was rescued from the second swallowed vehicle by a man and woman who witnessed the auto plunge into the sinkhole. The man and the woman who assisted him received minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, reports the San Antonio Express-News.

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US Student Math Skills are Lagging Behind

Out of a total of 1,000 points, Singapore scored 556 in science, compared with the US score of 496, which was close to the OECD average of 493. "A decade of scientific breakthroughs has failed to translate into breakthroughs in science performance in schools", said Gurria, adding that science education "isn't keeping up" with the "lightning speed" of scientific progress.

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Almost 100 Dead After Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Indonesia

The Red Cross Indonesia has deployed emergency response teams and advertised bank accounts for donations. Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide.

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Italian Prime Minister Renzi to resign on Friday

Infrastructure Minister Graziano Delrio, a close ally of Renzi, said an interim government should change the electoral law quickly so an election could be held "in the Spring". Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.8 percent to 22,675.15, while the Shanghai Composite index dipped 0.2 percent to 3,199.65. Renzi was forced to step down after Italians voted overwhelmingly against his flagship reform to cut the power of the Senate, seizing on the chance to boot him out of office.

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MI board delays decision on ending recount

In a ruling issued Tuesday afternoon, the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the recount that has been under way since Monday. The main argument from Stein's attorney, Hayley Horowitz, revolve around the "core constitutional right" in determining the election was won without fraud or mistake.

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Mad about a phone call?

The White House said on Monday (Dec 5) it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing .

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United States court sides with Samsung over patent battle with Apple

CNet revealed that according to the U.S. Supreme Court, Apple must pay Samsung damages as regards the part of the device that infringed the patents, and not on the whole product. 9to5Mac released an update on its original story about the Supreme Court Decision and it said that Apple has finally responded. But Samsung Electronics argued the compensation calculation based on its total profit from Galaxy S phones cannot be accepted because it could mean consumers chose Galaxy S phones only for ...

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Fidel Castro's ashes buried in historic Cuban cemetery

On the lonely roads of eastern Cuba, crowds waited for hours to salute the casket holding his ashes. The late Cuban leaders ashes arrived in Santiago de Cuba from Havana on Saturday after a four-day journey covering almost 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).

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China urges US to block President Tsai's transit

State Department after the phone call, Wang said she had no information in this regard. "A President Trump is likely to see Taiwan as a useful leverage point". "What I can say about that is that that kind of transit is based on long-standing US practice and it's consistent with the unofficial nature of our relations with Taiwan", Toner told a regular media briefing.

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Sports Direct Trims Reduced Forecast as First-Half Profit Drops

It said working conditions for his staff were similar to those of a Victorian workhouse, and heard numerous accounts of worker mistreatment, including staff being penalised for taking breaks and promises of permanent contracts in exchange for sexual favours.

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Italian president pushes for new voting law before election

Renzi's resignation could open the door to an early election next year and the possibility of the anti-euro 5-Star Movement gaining power, although many investors and analysts see it as more likely that a caretaker government will be put in place until an election in 2018.

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Pakistan welcomes Trump's offer in disputes resolution: FM

And that conversation does talk about the US President-elect willing to resolve all outstanding issues of Pakistan. Trump's transition team did not confirm the authenticity of the Pakistani transcript. Pakistan will be among the list of other countries if newly-elected US President Donald Trump ever started planning his foreign trip, the White House spokesperson stated.

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Comet Ping Pong to reopen following 'Pizzagate' shooting

Voisin/The Washington Post via AP). Comet Ping Pong's owner James Alefantis issued a statement condemning those who spread malicious rumors. It's be a frightening few weeks for popular Northwest D.C. He has been charged with assault with a risky weapon. Police seized an AR-15 military-style rifle, a.38-caliber handgun and a shotgun. Police said an additional weapon was recovered from his vehicle.

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Syrian government forces advance in Aleppo

French President Francois Hollande denounced on Wednesday "systematic obstruction" by Russian Federation at the UN Security Council after vetoing a resolution that calls for a ceasefire in Aleppo but doesn't guarantee withdrawal of terrorists.

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Donald Trump hits out at China on Twitter

Trump has formally declared China as a "currency manipulator" on the very 1 day of his Presidency, which makes it obligatory for the USA to open its treasury in order to negotiate with Beijing to make their currency Renminbi to rise. That could see the USA progress more weapons sales to Taiwan , hold higher-level military and cabinet-level visits and pursue greater economic integration.

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Recounts are rare and seldom lead to a different winner

Thomsen, a Democrat, said Monday he is confident the November 8 vote will be upheld in the recount, but he was critical of Trump, who - despite having won the most electoral votes - claimed on Twitter Sunday that "massive fraud" had denied him the popular vote as well and that "millions of people" had voted illegally.

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Demonetisation a foolish decision, devastated country: Rahul

He said the PM took the so-called bold decision which proved to be a foolish one and had devastated the country. A united opposition has chose to observe a black day today to mark the completion of one month since Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the surprise demonetization announcement on November 8.

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Aleppo rebels call for five-day ceasefire, talks about city's future

The Syrian government says Israel has launched several surface-to-surface missiles that hit near a military airport west of Damascus , triggering a fire. They're accusing Russian Federation of obstruction at the Security Council. The rebels, who had been left with just a spit of land north-east of the citadel after recent government advances, abandoned it by Wednesday morning, retreating to territory they still hold further south.

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Jayalalithaa Captivated The Audience With Her Aura In South

Governor P Sathasivam, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and former chief minister Oommen Chandy represented the state at the burial of former Tamil Nadu chief minster J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday. AIADMK cadre were inconsolable, and wailing rented the air. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee paid their last respect to Jayalalithaa.

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MI starts recount, Wisconsin keeps on

But election law experts told the Detroit Free Press Monday that Goldsmith's ruling, which says the recount "shall commence and must continue until further order of this court", has the effect of preventing state courts from stopping the recount without further judicial review by the 6th Circuit.

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Rescuers search rubble after Indonesian earthquake kills nearly 100

According to ABC News, The U.S. Geological Survey said the natural disaster hit at 5:03 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning, about 6 miles north of the north Aceh town of Reuleut. Pidie Jaya District chief Aiyub Abbas said 25 people were killed in that district alone. He said most took shelter because they feared aftershocks could knock down their houses, which were partially damaged.

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Keep it or replace it? Electoral College remains controversial

So the petition is asking the 149 electors in those 14 states to ignore their states' votes and vote for Clinton, citing the wide margin by which she's won the popular vote . In order to get a constitutional amendment , a two-thirds vote in the U.S. House and Senate is needed to propose the amendment, and then a three-fourths majority is needed among the states.

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UK Finance Minister Stresses London's Importance to EU

He said that the goal for the 27 members was to preserve unity within the block while he maintained that non-EU countries could not have the same rights and benefits as those in the EU. Bank of England governor Mark Carney reportedly favours a transitional deal. Barnier indicated there may be "some point and usefulness" to some sort of transitional arrangement.


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