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Verizon donates $50K to Dolly Parton's 'My People Fund'

Other artists will join the lineup in the coming days, and in addition to GAC, the telethon will broadcast on a number of radio channels, including iHeart Media 's digital and select on-air platforms, Cumulus Media's NASH Nights LIVE and TuneIn's Country Roads channel.

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Britain Facing 'Unprecedented' Terror Threat

Younger, in a rare speech by an MI6 chief while in office, did not specifically name Russian Federation but left no doubt that this was the target of his remarks. "The real life 'Q" would want me to say that we too enjoy - and, indeed, need - a deep grasp of gadgetry. "While recognizing MI6's "deserved reputation as one of the best intelligence services in the world", Younger acknowledged that this would only remain the case if MI6 evolved with the seismic shifts that the data age and ...

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Iraqi troops enter another ISIS-held neighborhood in Mosul

Western-backed Iraqi forces have begun shelling parts of west Mosul, residents said , in preparation for a new front against Islamic State seven weeks into a hard campaign to drive the militants from the city. "In Iraq in particular, it will be necessary for the coalition to provide sustained assistance and carry on our work to train, equip, and support local police, border guards, and other forces to hold areas cleared from ISIL", said Carter, using an acronym for Islamic State.

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Syria army halts Aleppo blitz: Russian Federation

But he added, "to be realistic, it doesn't mean the end of the war". On Thursday the army, backed by fighters from Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, continued to advance, said the Observatory. Asked about the possibility of a truce in Aleppo , Assad told al-Watan: "It's practically non-existent, of course". "But it will be a huge step toward this end".

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New Zealand Prime Minister Key announces surprise resignation

John Key is one of the most outstanding national leaders in the world today. Mr English also said he saw no need for an early election, with many pundits in and around the Beehive expecting an election on September 23 next year. Key and his National Party have maintained high approval ratings in the last eight years after being elected with just under 50 percent of voters supporting them, and many expected they would win the 2017 elections to be held sometime before November next year.

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Kejriwal will visit Chennai to pay respect to Jayalalithaa

At least 77 people died of grief, shock during Jayalalithaa's 75-day stay at Apollo Hospitals and her subsequent death on Monday night, news agency PTI reported. "We wish to go to see her one last time, but were told that there are no interstate buses". She appeared, often as the lead, in over 140 movies before turning her attention to politics in 1980s.

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Quake rocks Indonesia's Aceh province, several dead

Through its relief and recovery projects after the tsunami, CARE assisted more than 350,000 people in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar, and on the island of Simeulue, said CARE spokesperson Darcy Knoll. Indonesian Red Cross deployed emergency response teams and advertised bank accounts for donations. Some places have generators, but there are not many, " disaster agency head Puteh Manaf said.

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Turkish jets hit IS targets in Syria

The Turkish army has deployed at the border with Syria an additional 300 special forces soldiers as part of the Eurphrates Shield operation launched at the end of August by Ankara , state-run news agency Anadolu reported Friday, citing military sources.

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International Anti-Corruption Day 2016 observed across the world

The event aims to raise awareness of the social and economic impact of corruption. "To achieve our target, we have taken steps to recover all assets and proceeds of corruption". In a statement sent to UNODC , the Secretary-General of UN, Ban Ki-moon described corruption as a deadly monster that strangles people, communities and nations.

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Officer Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting Near College in Georgia

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified Lembrick as the suspect. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Lembrick's arrest. The Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said that they are still investigating the shooting. But officers didn't know whom they were dealing with when they responded to the 911 call.

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Six countries call for immediate ceasefire in Aleppo

Abdulkafi al-Hamdo, a teacher and father of a 9-month-old baby, is one of those trapped in the remaining rebel-held area under heavy bombardment. The shelling is intense and doesn't show any signs of ceasing, they said. Syrian government forces have now recaptured all parts of the Old City of Aleppo, as rebel defences continue to crumble. Syrian residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces, in the village of Aziza on the southwestern outskirts of ...

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Russian Federation and China block United Nations motion calling for Aleppo truce

Around a quarter of a million people had stayed on in besieged Aleppo , but more than one in 10 fled last week, the United Nations estimated. Malahifji said Lavrov's comments had "cancelled everything" and the meetings in Turkey had "almost come to a halt".

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Slager Jury to Be Allowed to Consider Manslaughter Charge

But then Scott bolted from the 1990 Mercedes he was buying from a friend. Wilson said Slager's DNA wasn't found under Scott's long fingernails; Scott was trying to get away from Slager because he didn't want to go to jail, she said. Video of the April 4, 2015 shooting, captured by a bystander, intensified national debate about racial bias in law enforcement. The defense rested after calling 23 witnesses, the last four of them Slager's former colleagues at the North Charleston Police ...

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Obama Side-Steps Trump, Promises To Keep Giving China What It Wants

Bush administration, said at a news conference that he supported Trump's decision to take the call from Tsai last Friday. The Washington Post reported that the call wasn't an early stumble by a foreign policy novice, but rather had been something that was considered for weeks in advance by advisors.

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Rebels propose truce in Aleppo as Syrian troops gain ground

The situation in Aleppo is of particular concern as the city has turned into a major frontline in the Damascus government's anti-terror fight. Newly evacuated residents were traumatized, recalling days cowering in bathrooms and their children going hungry amid an ever dwindling supply of food.

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Moscow, Washington close to understanding on Aleppo: Russia

He said the government "finally" agreed to a United Nations plan to deliver aid across front lines and reach about 85 percent of 930,000 people in "besieged areas" across Syria. The rebels have controlled the eastern section since 2012. "If we are not evacuated, our volunteers face torture and execution in the regime s detention centres", they said in a statement.

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MI vote recount to begin today by noon

Hours after dropping a state court case, it said late Saturday night that it will go to federal court instead. "Even the Pennsylvania Secretary of State has not heard anything regarding tampering of the voting machines, none of this".

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis 'bites tongue' after High Court ruling

The two centre halves were fantastic against Troy Deeney and the other lad and I'm very pleased". The High Court sided with a Premier League Managers' Tribunal panel hearing earlier this year which Pulis challenged. The post McClean Says West Brom Need To Look At Qualifying For Europe appeared first on 360Nobs.com. Matt Phillips sealed the points in stoppage time as West Brom won back-to-back home matches for the first time since March.

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Trump, Russia and the US Election

It would operate with an initial budget of $3 million, have members from both parties and chambers of Congress, and issue a report at its conclusion recommending future security protections. "I don't believe they interfered". The official says there's no evidence that Russian cyber activity escalated on Election Day and adds, I think the message had an effect.

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Aviation icon and former senator John Glenn dead at 95

Glenn received multiple awards and honors over the course of his very exciting life. He flew in missions in both World War II and the Korean War. He became known as one of the best test pilots in the country. In 1974, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served for nearly 25 years. On October 29, 1998, Glenn became the oldest person ever to venture into space at age 77.

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OSU attacker may have been inspired by radical propaganda

Washington- ISIS militant group, through its official news agency Amaq , said on Tuesday that the perpetrator of Ohio State University ( OSU ) attack was one of its " soldiers ". Investigators believe Artan may have lived for as long as seven years in Pakistan , said the federal official also declined to be named because of the investigation.

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Net oil importer Indonesia leaves OPEC, again

For the week, prices were about 12.2% higher-the largest weekly percentage gain since the week early January, 2009. Brent crude oil futures LCOc1, the global benchmark used to trade oil, soared to its highest since July 6, 2015 to $55.20 a barrel.

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Parliament backs Brexit, votes to trigger Article 50 by March 31, 2017

May has so far refused to give a "running commentary" on her strategy, insisting that revealing her hand prematurely would undermine the negotiations. He argued that the "apparent simplicity" of the case put forward by those challenging the Government's use of the prerogative "represents, we submit, a serious constitutional trap".

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Unsafe building stalls investigation of Oakland, Calif., warehouse fire

The deadly fire broke out in a building known as the "Ghost Ship", an artist workspace and illegal home for a rotating cast of a dozen or more residents, those who lived there or visited often said. It's unclear how it started. This photo provided by the City of Oakland shows inside the burned warehouse after the deadly fire that broke out on December 2, 2016, in Oakland, Calif .

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Federal judge halts candidate Jill Stein's MI recount, sealing Donald Trump's win

Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday night that the decision means the recount "must stop". A challenge is reviewed on a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. Trump won those states, too. In Oneida County, after five days of recounting ballots, Clerk Mary Bartelt gave the totals, which saw both candidates vote totals rise.

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Alabama opposing execution stay for condemned inmate

Smith's execution was scheduled for 6 p.m., and his death warrant expires at midnight, after which the state must issue a new order to execute him before doing so. One of the drugs used by Alabama is midazolam, a sedative that has previously been involved in botched executions elsewhere in the country. The circumstances under which Smith was sentenced to die also have been challenged in court.

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Syrian government forces advance on 2 fronts in Aleppo

Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday. Rebel fighters withdrew overnight from the Old City, abandoning it over fears of being cut off by the soldiers and Iranian-backed militias spearheading the regime assault. SANA said Syrian forces on Wednesday established control over two districts north of the Aleppo Citadel in the heart of the city - the Aghiour and Bab al-Hadid neighborhoods - after rebels abandoned positions and retreated further south.

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Syria: Elderly, disabled evacuated from Aleppo

The Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation have rejected a cease-fire for the war-torn city, keeping up the military offensive amid rebel retreats and massive displacement of Aleppo civilians. But for supporters of President Assad, full control of Aleppo is just a matter of time. "The member states that are supposed to help us get access to civilians in the cross-fire are poles apart in how they regard what is happening in Syria".

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Modi Slams Oppn for Not Allowing Debate on Demonetisation

The tweets came amid strong attack by Opposition over his demonetization decision. Speaking on the inconvenience that people are facing PM Modi tweeted, "I salute the people of India for wholeheartedly participating in this ongoing Yagna against corruption, terrorism & black money".

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Air strikes kill at least 46 in Syria's Idlib

Speaking to Reuters from Turkey, senior rebel official Zakaria Malahifji of the Fastaqim group said rebels fighting in Aleppo told United States officials on Saturday they would not leave the city. The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution drafted by Spain, Egypt and New Zealand calling for a seven-day ceasefire to deliver humanitarian aid to the war-torn city.

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SC modifies National Anthem order, exempts differently abled from standing

On other applications seeking the recall of the November 30 order, the court said that "the same has to be heard on merits when the matter is finally debated upon" as it directed next hearing of the matter on February 14, 2017 . Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted that the central government would issue guidelines within 10 days on "how the physically challenged or physically handicapped persons shall show respect to the national anthem".

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Massive annual defense policy bill passes US Congress

Senate overwhelmingly passed the deal and now it only requires a formal signature by President Obama. It also said the term "senior military officer' means a general or flag officer on active duty in the armed forces, while "senior defense official", with respect to the Department of Defense, means a civilian official at the level of Assistant Secretary of Defense or above".

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Britain could put forward one-line bill to trigger Article 50 - lawyer says

The arguments on the penultimate day of the four-day hearing go to the heart of one of the most potentially complex issues being considered by the 11 Supreme Court judges, namely the effects of the negotiations to leave the European Union on the United Kingdom's devolved governments.

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Branstad tapped for Ambassador to China

Trump had been doing everything possible to offend China. He has threatened to slap 45 percent tariffs on Chinese products and to label China a "currency manipulator". During the campaign Trump criticized the multinational trade pact to undercut Chinese influence, but it has support of congressional Republicans and the Obama administration.

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Army halts Dakota Access pipeline, but protesters know their work isn't done

The camp's numbers have swelled in recent days, as hundreds of USA veterans have flocked to North Dakota in support of the protesters. Shailene Woodley, who joined the protests early on and was arrested in October during a demonstration, was among those celebrating at the Standing Rock reservation.


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