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Georgia accuses US of trying to hack its election systems

The state of Georgia's secretary of state has said he is " mad as hell " following an attempted hack on the state's network by a Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) IP address. The U.S. also described how states could patch their networks to make it more hard to penetrate them. "They need to disclose the reason for these attacks", Dove said of the DHS.

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Al Gore has 'extremely interesting conversation' with Trump

So it's not all that surprising that Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, an adviser to the president-elect who is reportedly in the running for a White House job, are house hunting ahead of a move to Washington D.C. Bush in 2000 and campaigned for Hillary Clinton in her bid to become America's first female leader. He is also said to be plotting to take a meat ax to NASA climate change research, moving some of it to NOAA and using the rest to fund a return to the moon program.

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State limit of cash account holder can withdraw: SC to government

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that the Centre had filed a reply in the Supreme Court in compliance with the top court's earlier order on the issue. A Bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud also noted down issues to be considered by the court for final hearing of the case.

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South Korea's president likely to be impeached in Friday vote

The National Assembly introduced the impeachment motion on Thursday, setting up a likely vote on Friday, Yonhap news agency reported. If impeached, Park's presidential powers will be suspended and the country's Constitutional Court has up to 180 days to rule on whether to formally unseat her.

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Cubans fret over life after Castro with Trump next door

During the Republican primaries, Trump told an audience in Miami that Obama's administrative actions were "weak" and contained too many concessions, and said he would scrap them "unless the Castro regime meets our demands". "Now that Fidel Castro is dead, the cruelty and oppression of his regime should die with him", House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said in a statement Saturday.

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Dutch detain man with rifle, ammo, image of IS flag at home

Highly explosive illegal fireworks were also found in his flat after officers swooped, acting on a tip off from intelligence officials. He has already been bought before magistrates and will be held in custody for at least two weeks while police continue to investigate.

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Homes destroyed, hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake

A 7.8-magnitude quake hit close to the Solomon Island triggering a brief Tsunami Watch for Hawaii, according to the US Geological Survey. There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake. The quake 54 miles (87.6 kilometers) west-southwest of Kirakira occurred at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to the USGS. A 7.8 quake hit the remote South Pacific islands early on Friday, sending residents into the hills and triggering powerful aftershocks.

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One Officer Dead, One Injured After Shooting Near College in Georgia

Americus is a town of about 17,000 people and is located about 75 miles southwest of Macon. Also killed in the attack was Americus police Officer Nicholas Smarr. One of these officers did not survive his wounds, while the other remains in critical condition . "We want him arrested so he can face the courts", Keenan said.

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British MPs back PM May's Brexit timetable

However, it did not make any promises on how specific the plan would be. 2 days till the government shutdown. They also supported a Labour motion calling for Parliament to "properly scrutinise" the government in its proposals for leaving the EU.

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Italian PM Matteo Renzi formally hands in his resignation

In a note posted on his website, Renzi finally offered a plan for how he believed PD should move forward. The PD plans to support a government of national unity, which would have to include parties now in opposition, two party sources said on Tuesday.

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Lawmakers to vote on impeachment against President Park

The vote passed by 234 votes to 56. Hwang will be acting president until the country's Constitutional Court deliberates on whether to formally end Park's presidency or reinstate her. Lawmakers worry this could cause problems if the court's review of Park's impeachment drags on. The opposition believes that they have the numbers and the public behind them to win.

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S. Korean Parliament Impeach Park Geun-hye

According to Chung, Park said that if she were impeached, she would stay "calm and composed" during the next step in the process: waiting for the Constitutional Court to rule on whether her impeachment was warranted. Park, whose term is to end in early 2018, tried to fend off impeachment by saying she would stand down if parliament arranges a stable power transfer.

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Syrian regime army stops active military operations in eastern Aleppo: Russia

While rebels called this week for a five-day humanitarian truce, the Syrian government has indicated that it will push for a total military victory in Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group that relies on a network of activists on the ground to monitor the war, also reported that.

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Jury foreman had felony charge dropped

In addition to letting people know how close Slager may have come to a conviction or acquittal, finding out how many jurors were swayed in either direction could help shape other cases stemming from the shooting. The video of Walter Scott's shooting was clearly disturbing. "What Michael Slager did wasn't malicious", he said. This story corrects that Slager faced a possible conviction for voluntary manslaughter, not involuntary manslaughter.

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MI election officials ordered to start recount today

The recount effort has been pushed by Green Party leader Jill Stein, who claimed that there might have been irregularities in the 2016 presidential election, such as hacking of electronic voting machines. After the state's Board of State Canvassers deadlocked on the issue Friday, the Detroit Free Press reports a hand recount in MI appears set to proceed next week.

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MI recount halted by federal judge

Goldsmith sustained the MI court's ruling, saying Stein had offered only "speculative fear" of voter fraud rather than any actual evidence. Ms. Stein's only hope to restart the recount now rests in the state Supreme Court. Her team had argued that such an analysis was the only way to guarantee the accuracy of the city's election results. Instead, they point to reports of hacking attempts on voting systems in other states such as Arizona and IL and the theft and publication of emails from ...

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Oil slips on doubts output cut will end global glut

As well, they noted Saudi Arabia announced the biggest price discount in official selling prices for Asian customers on Monday, suggesting the country is keeping up with its strategy of defending market share . BMI Research said the pace of structural output declines as well as technical challenges surrounding Russian production suggests the 600,000 bpd target will be hard to achieve in full.

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Led Coalition Hits Main Mosul Hospital With Airstrike

The rapid advance into the Wahda neighbourhood where the hospital is located marked a change of tactic after a month of fighting in east Mosul in which the army has sought to capture and clear neighbourhoods block by block. "The 9th Division's situation is hard and they have called for support". "I give them credit for being so resilient", the official said, Fox News reported.

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Trumps picks retired Marine Gen. John Kelly for homeland security chief

Such sentiments may have endeared him to Trump, who warned repeatedly during his presidential campaign of dangers from illegal immigration, and pledged to make Mexico pay for the wall along the border. Though Kelly said he never obstructed Obama's efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, he has been publicly dismissive of the president's claim that leaving it open provides terrorist groups with a recruiting tool.

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Austria elects new president, anti-gay candidate admits defeat

The FPÖ, allied with other right-wing political parties in Europe such as Marine le Pen's Front National and Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD), expresses pan-Germany sentiments and, as late as the 1990s, still backed some of Adolf Hitler's labor policies.

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Trump Names Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad As Next Ambassador To China

Trump repeatedly attacked China on the campaign trail and in a pair of tweets last Sunday over its trade and currency policies, as well as the way it has staked its territorial claims in the South China Sea . "And they're in never-never land because they don't know what's going to happen". Trump followed that with a series of Twitter posts over the weekend challenging China's trade and military policies.

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Eighth "Fast and the Furious" Movie Titled "The Fate of the Furious"

New faces will include Charlize Theron as the villain along with Scott Eastwood. Fast 8The Fate of the Furious will screech into theaters worldwide on April 14, 2017 and don't forget, Sunday (December 11) will herald the unveiling of the film's first full trailer, which you'll be able to find on We Got This Covered.

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Ministers back English to be PM

New Zealand will have at least a two-way race to decide their next prime minister following the bombshell resignation of the popular John Key. Other potential candidates include senior Cabinet minister Steven Joyce, fellow Cabinet minister Paula Bennett and Energy Minister Simon Bridges.

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AOH calls for community action to prevent HIV infection

The day also aims to educate the individuals about the condition of increasing rate of immunodeficiency. What should I do on World AIDS Day? Her organisation, she said, anticipates ongoing cooperation with the ministry and regional health authorities to strengthen TTs capacity to test and treat HIV in keeping with WHOs 2015 guidelines to further stymie its spread and to end AIDS by 2030.

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Syrian Government Advances Despite Rebel Cease-Fire Offer

Facing a punishing and brutal defeat, rebel factions proposed a five-day cease-fire for the eastern parts of the city to evacuate the wounded and civilians wishing to flee. military experts would meet in Geneva on Saturday to discuss the situation in Aleppo. Lavrov and USA officials are set to meet in Geneva on Saturday to discuss "militants' pullout from Aleppo", according to Russian state media.

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As India Pays Homage To Jayalalithaa, Clues Emerge To The Party's Future

The ultimate demonstration that it will be Ms Sasikala who will be calling the shots was evident on the steps of Rajaji Hall, when she stood by the head of the late CM and received every visiting dignitary. An AIADMK party cadre gets a tattoo of party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa at a function organised on the occasion of her 68th birthday which falls on 24th February.

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Astronaut pioneer John Glenn dies

Back on the ground and retired from NASA , Glenn set his sights on his home state of OH and making a difference in politics. As the first American to orbit the Earth, Glenn's was one of the most instantly recognizable faces in the United States at the start of the Space Age.

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Trump takes fresh swipe at China

Her call with Mr Trump on Friday was the first by a USA president-elect or president with a Taiwanese leader since president Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan in 1979. Bush and an expert on China and Taiwan. The Chinese Communist Party views Taiwan as a breakaway province following the country's civil war, when the nationalist government retreated to the island.

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SKorea's Park faces historic impeachment

According to the Associated Press, a parliamentary official reported the motion to a plenary session. The National Assembly motion passed by 234 votes to 56, meaning some members of Ms Park's ruling Saenuri party voted to impeach her. Park, who has immunity from prosecution while in office, has refused to meet with prosecutors investigating the scandal. Park admitted to giving Choi access to government decision making and she offered to resign in April but South Korea's parliament has ...

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IOC: Rio Olympics were 'most perfect imperfect games'

The IOC first imposed sanctions on Russian Federation in July in the wake of Richard McLaren's report for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that revealed a widespread state-backed scheme in Russian Federation to rig drug tests at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

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New Zealand charity StepUp gains as PM steps down

He said there was no way he could have served out a full fourth term, citing family reasons for his departure, and did not want to mislead the public. Arguably his finest moment came after a devastating quake in Christchurch in 2011 that claimed 185 lives, when his calm leadership helped settle a shocked nation.

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American space legend John Glenn dead at 95

Glenn was a true American hero, a man of courage and conviction who set an example for us all with his quiet authority and unassuming character. At 77, he became the oldest person to go into space. The last of NASA's original seven astronauts to die, Glenn circled the world three times on board the Mercury capsule " Friendship 7 " before splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean on February 20, 1962.

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Brees, Gleason among Smith trial spectators

Other current or former Saints on hand Tuesday include former running back Deuce McAllister; former safety Steve Gleason, now battling Lou Gehrig's disease; safety Roman Harper; and guard Jahri Evans. '"Look at you now. You were showing off", Dooley quoted Hayes as saying over Smith's slumped body. 'It just sounded like there was no remorse - evil kind of sounding, ' Dooley testified.

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Ghana's Main Opposition Party Leads In Early Poll Results

Taxi driver Godwin Andor said he believed the opposition "can do a better job than the current administration". Ghana closed most of its voting stations on Wednesday evening, but the Electoral Commission has been slow to release the results, with local media reporting that the NPP has secured the lead over Mahama's National Democratic Congress (NDC) party.

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Oil Climbs as Scrutiny Shifts to Meeting on Non-OPEC Supply Cuts

Light, sweet crude for January delivery gained 19 cents, or 0.4%, to $49.96 a barrel in the Globex electronic session of the New York Mercantile Exchange. "A strengthening dollar and increasing doubt about OPEC compliance could see prices fall further from here". The premium for later supplies of Brent, the benchmark for more than half of the world's oil, shrunk to as little as $1.77 per barrel on December 1, the day after OPEC agreed to curtail output by 1.2 million barrels per day.


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