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United Kingdom can't 'have cake and eat it' on Brexit

Mr Rangel said that Portugal's president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was assured during a recent trip to London - when he spoke to Mrs May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - that "there would be no problem with European citizens, and in particular with Portuguese citizens".

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UN ambassador Power: Diplomacy has failed Aleppo

Footage by the Syrian military showed intensive shelling of Bustan al-Qasr, a frontline neighborhood that links the rebel-held eastern and government-controlled western parts of the divided city. "We are ready to consider additional restrictive measures against individuals and entities that act for or on behalf of the Syrian regime", the joint statement said.

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Castro's Remains Laid To Rest In Cuba

The procession ended at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery where Castro's ashes were interred during a private 90-minute ceremony closed to the general public and global media, the Associated Press reported. Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning and aimed to literally set in stone the legacy of one of the 20th century's most influential characters.

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Teaching HS Students Prevention on World AIDS Day

The CDC estimates that nearly 1 in 8 people infected do not know it. We are seeing that countries are getting on the fast track - more than 18 million people are on life-saving HIV treatment and country after country is on track to virtually eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child.

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Romney And Trump's Painful Dinner Photo Is How America Feels Right Now

I'm talking, of course, about Mitt Romney's dinner with President-Elect Donald Trump, as the two men were photographed together this week at a French restaurant in NY. On Monday, however, two high-level sources on Trump's transition team told MSNBC's Morning Joe that some of Trump's aides were reportedly "baffled" by Conway's comments and were concerned that she was "pushing her own agenda", adding that this behavior was "dangerous", according to the broadcast.

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Suspect in Georgia's double police shooting found dead, authorities say

The shooting happened Wednesday morning in Americus at an apartment complex. Americus police officers were en route to help Smarr handle the domestic dispute call. One of the officers, with the Americus Police Department, has died, a GBI official has confirmed. We've since learned the two young officers were also best friends and Smith was called in to backup Smarr.

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Assad: Aleppo win 'huge,' but not end of war

A Syrian military source has denied any arrests but said the identities of people leaving rebel-held areas were being checked and that anyone who was unknown was being put into "specific places" in areas where civilians were gathered. The Kremlin said on Wednesday that a potential U.S. -Russia deal to allow Syrian rebels to leave Aleppo safely was still on the agenda. Estimates indicate at least half are children, it said.

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Duterte: US wants to fix 'bad relations' with PH

MANILA , Philippines-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that incoming U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wants to fix the bad relationship between the Philippines and the United States. It was very encouraging in the sense that I suppose that what he wanted to say was that he would be the last to interfere in the affairs of our own country.

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South Korea's unexpected, unelected new leader

No suspicious movements by the North were reported, however. In a country where almost all political power lies in the hands of the executive, the prime minister is a largely ceremonial figure who, more often than not, is the first head to roll in the event of a political crisis.

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President-elect Donald Trump honors the late John Glenn

He was a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea who flew low, got his plane riddled with bullets, flew with baseball great Ted Williams and earned macho nicknames during 149 combat missions. I am grateful I had the privilege to have spent such quality time with Sen. But before the concert, Glenn heard the news on the radio. Thirty six years later he went back into space as the oldest astronaut in history.

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Brazilian Soccer Clubs Offer Extensive Support To Chapecoense After Tragic Plane Crash

According to Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova airport, the crew reported electrical failures to the control tower moments before the crash. Weather conditions made it hard for rescuers to access the crash zone during the night, so rescue efforts were suspended until morning.

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China: Trump Stance on China Clear on Call with Taiwan

When asked about Trump's phone call to Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen, Earnest said it is hard to determine exactly what the aim was of the President-elect. It has also told Beijing to stop reclaiming land around islands and reefs which are claimed by multiple countries in the South China Sea, and has sent US Navy ships to the area.

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Fidel Castro is dead, but scars remain in Union City | Di Ionno

President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro renewed diplomatic ties in 2014 after a half-century of Cold War hostility. But two representatives will attend, the White House said Tuesday. For those who fall within that group , some of this sentiment is owing to the fact that Castro granted political asylum to Assata Shakur, a Black Panther and radical civil rights activist who escaped from a US prison in the early 1970s.

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Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup

The government assistance will go toward covering damage compensation and decontamination costs related to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which Tepco operated. Costs for decommissioning the wrecked reactors will be covered by a separate arrangement from the loan, according to the Nikkei newspaper, which earlier reported the increase in the loan for Tepco.

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Man accused of church shooting deaths can act as own lawyer

He initially registered few objections, agreeing with Gergel about a man's statements that the crime being in a church made it more worrisome to him and also saying a woman's death penalty views made her a good juror. The judge said Monday that Roof filed his motion to represent himself around midnight, before Monday's court session. A federal judge has granted Dylann Roof , the 22-year-old accused of murdering nine black churchgoers last year, permission to represent himself in trial.

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Sports Minister laments poor management of Nigerian football, seeks 'surgical operation'

The Super Falcons won the just concluded African Women's Cup of Nations after beating hosts Cameroon 1-0 in the final of the competition. Meanwhile, The team have vowed to continue a sit-in protest in an Abuja hotel until they are paid their entitlements.

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Malcolm Turnbull gives reprieve for family violence, homelessness services

But it was climate policy that dominated the COAG wash-up, with Mr Turnbull accused of trotting out "infantile slogans" in place of evidence-based policy by South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill. Interviewed on Melbourne radio station 3AW on Thursday morning, Mr Turnbull said: "I just want to be very, very clear that energy prices are too high already".

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Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts flew into space again at age 77. He served as a payload specialist for a nine-day mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery . But the heat shield held. News of Glenn's death was confirmed by OH governor John Kasich, who wrote: "Though he soared deep into space and to the heights of Capitol Hill, his heart never strayed from his steadfast OH roots".

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Castro laid to rest in Cuba Sunday

Crowds lined the roads leading to the cemetery, singing Cuba's national anthem and shouting, "Viva Fidel!" Cuban officials have said nothing about future access to Castro's tomb, but its apparent location alongside Marti's, a grand site heavily visited by tourists and Cubans alike, indicates that there will be continuing of public access to the grave of the man who led Cuba for almost 50 years and died on November 25 at 90.

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Prosecutors plan to retry police officer

The South Carolina man who used his phone to record a video of Slager fatally shooting Scott said that another officer who arrived on the scene ordered him to stop recording . "We're going to keep it just the way it is.we're going to believe in peaceful protest". We're joined now by Alexandra Olgin of South Carolina Public Radio, who was in the courtroom today .

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Kerry, Russia's Lavrov to meet in Hamburg to discuss Syria

The eastern districts of the city have been under siege since July, with bombardment by Syrian and Russian warplanes killing hundreds of civilians and destroying hospitals that treated the wounded. The UN assessment for diplomacy was bleak. Meanwhile, Russia's Interfax agency is reporting that Russia and the United States are close to reaching an understanding on the conflict-torn city.

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Ghana: Electoral commission website hacked day after presidential election

Some 15.7 million people are registered to vote and election officials say turnout could reach a record 80 percent. Accordingly, addressing party supporters at his Nima residence in Accra minutes after the request by the EC chairperson, Mr Akufo-Addo said: "The Ghanaian people exhibited great maturity yesterday by voting in a peaceful and orderly manner".

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Canada Will Put Another Woman on Its Currency

While it's the first time a woman other than the Queen has been on the face of a Canadian banknote, the Famous Five suffragettes, along with Casgrain, were featured on the back side of a $50 bill unveiled in 2004. Viola's younger sister Wanda Robson held a presentation following the banknote announcement and said (in the video above), "One time , I went to a school and there were two little girls there-one girl black, one girl white-with their arms around each others shoulders".

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Syria stops military action in eastern Aleppo

Syria talks will resume in Paris on Friday, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. Capturing Aleppo , once Syria's biggest city, would hand Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad control of all major urban centers, marking a turning point in the war.

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Italy PM Renzi to hand in resignation on Friday - parliamentary source

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella called on Renzi, 41, to postpone his exit following his crushing referendum defeat until the budget is passed, in a bid to reassure those in Europe anxious about the country's plunge into political uncertainty.

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Judge to hear arguments in hand recount Tuesday afternoon

Q. Why does Stein want a recount? . Clinton would have to win recounts in all three states to receive enough electoral votes to win the presidency. In Stein's petition, her lawyer, Lawrence Otter, contended a recount is needed because of what he called a "discontinuity" between pre-election public opinion polls and the actual outcome.

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Syrian rebels lose Old Aleppo to government forces

More than 30,000 of the estimated 275,000 residents of besieged eastern part have fled to western Aleppo . Syrian troops and allied militiamen moved swiftly into rebel-held eastern Aleppo less than two weeks ago and are now in control of more than three quarters of the besieged rebel enclave.

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Pakistan Passenger Plane Carrying Dozens Goes Missing En Route to Islamabad

Pakistan's national carrier said the plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the northern city of Chitral with 48 people aboard. All on board killed. There was no official confirmation about casualties, but Pakistan's Interior Ministry dispatched a team to help identify the bodies through DNA tests.

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The true size of Trump's Carrier win

Others have pointed out that cutting individual deals with different companies is a costly and ineffective way to stem the powerful forces that impel business to move factories and jobs in a highly competitive global and national economy.

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Brexit case "violates law"

Eleven Supreme Court justices are hearing the arguments for and against May's royal prerogative powers over Brexit decisions. "The ultimate question in this case concerns the process by which that result can lawfully be brought into effect", he said.

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Syrian army tells rebels in eastern Aleppo

Konashenkov also called on worldwide organizations such as the Red Cross to condemn the attack on the medics "who were doing their medical duty to help the civilians of Aleppo ". The shelling struck shortly before the inauguration of makeshift clinic. According to the spokesman, an even greater tragedy was averted by pure coincidence, because buses delivering dozens of Syrian children and their mothers to the hospital arrived on site with a delay.

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Led coalition kills 50000 Islamic State militants since 2014

The IS-affiliated Amaq news agency published video purportedly showing the aftermath of what it called a "massacre perpetrated by Iraqi aircraft" in al-Qaim. Col John Dorrian, a spokesman for the US-led coalition battling ISIL, said on Twitter that it did not conduct any strikes in the area at the time. He did not provide a specific casualty figure but hospital sources and local parliamentarians said three air strikes killed dozens of civilians - including 12 women and 19 children - on ...

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Rani Mukerji shares daughter Adira's first picture on birthday

And boy, isn't Adira absolutely adorable! In the letter, the actress has mentioned how her life has changed post motherhood and how her life now revolves around her baby. "I have become much calmer... more patient... and more forgiving". In her letter Rani says, "I 'm eternally thankful to the Almighty to have granted me this approval in the sort of Adira ".

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Conservatives hold Sleaford and North Hykeham in by-election

The result underlines Theresa May's poll lead and Labour's poor showing in English rural areas, despite a hard-fought campaign on the NHS by bin man Jim Clarke, the Labour candidate. This meant Labour - who came second there in the general election - were pushed into fourth, with their vote share falling from 17 pc to 10 pc. "Clearly for us, this was not the result we might have hoped for".

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Aceh: Devastating Earthquake Strikes Region, Killing More Than 100 People

The powerful 6.4 magnitude quake brought down buildings and forced people out of their homes. Search and rescue teams are working to find the dozens of people still missing. Pidie Jaya regent Aiyub Abbas said that the hospital faced staff shortage and paucity for beds and medical supplies, the Straits Times reported. Maj.


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