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ISIL fighters re-enter ancient Palmyra in Syria

Russian forces have been using this airbase to support the Syrian army. The dramatic reversal in Palmyra comes days after Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul launched a major counterattack that surprised Iraqi soldiers, killing at least 20 and halting their advance.

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Hundreds of thousands rally to demand ouster of South Korean president

This is the fifth straight weekend that the protests calling for Park's resignation have taken place, and the numbers keep climbing. Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans filled central Seoul on Saturday to demand President Park Geun-hye's resignation, the latest in a series of weekly protests against the embattled leader.

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Trump Picks Boston's Gen. John F. Kelly for Homeland Security Chief

Trump makes pick for top government security jobs. If Kelly and retired Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis - who was tapped as Trump's secretary of defense last week - are both nominated and confirmed, then it would place two retired Marine generals into Cabinet posts in his administration.

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South Korean protesters demand president's resignation

Choi who has been labeled as a "Korean Rasputin", is accused of wielding undue influence in the government and of personally profiting from her relation with Park, through extorting money from companies as well as giving academic privileges for her daughter.

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Cancel Air Force One Boeing Contract

Air Force One is seen on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, before President Barack Obama boards en route to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. "In the event of a nuclear attack, this is where the military will keep the president safe", he said . "It is, however, an aircraft that is nearing the end of its projected life".

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Gas Prices Up in Ohio Following OPEC Decision

OPEC decided last week to cut production of oil by 1.2 million barrels a day, the Wall Street Journal reports . He argues that the more oil that is coming from the United States and other stable countries means OPEC has "less and less power" in the overall market.

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[Updated] Strong Aftershocks Follow 6.5 Magnitude Quake Off California Coast

USGS originally reported a magnitude of 6.8 but it has since been downgraded to 6.5. The Victorian Village of Ferndale, the closest town to the earthquakes epicenter, has a small population of more than 1,300 people, according to the city's official website .

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Battle for Aleppo to become decisive moment of war

It's the first major evacuation from the eastern sector. Some were injured civilians who had sought refuge there. Backed by Russian Federation and other allies, Syrian president Bashar Assad's forces have driven the rebels from almost all of eastern Aleppo, which was captured by the opposition in 2012.

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Colorado Springs food truck owners, Cuban immigrants, react to Castro's death

Berta Soler, head of the dissident group Ladies in White, said Sunday that she and her supporters chose to refrain from their traditional protest after Mass at a Havana church, out of respect for the feelings of Castro's backers. People celebrate the death of Fidel Castro in the Little Havana neighbourhood of Miami . "Now that Fidel Castro is dead, the cruelty and oppression of his regime should die with him", said House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

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Pitt RB James Conner intends to enter 2017 NFL Draft

I have given it everything I got and will do it one more time in New York City for my brothers at Pitt. "His strength, his courage and his kindness have impacted all of us beyond measure". I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to be part of his life these past two years. His 56 career touchdowns are the most by any player in ACC history.

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Minister Wilson-Raybould Issues Statement on World AIDS Day

Now with the identified obstacle, World Health Organisation has issued new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access for those with HIV and the uptake of HIV diagnosis. Act which is only functional in the FCT, provides that people who are HIV positive have equals rights as anyone else. Because many people can go months or years before being diagnosed with HIV, Watson said almost one out of four people with HIV are also diagnosed with AIDS within three months.

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GRAMMY nominations: Chance the Rapper finds success without a record deal

Beyonce leads the pack with nine nominations, with Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna not far behind with eight each. The nominations clearly indicate a major departure from the normal as musicians seem to embrace novel forms of expression. Song of the year nods go to Beyonce's " Formation ", Adele's "Hello", Bieber's " Love Yourself ", Mike Posner's " I Took a Pill in Ibiza " and Lukas Graham's " 7 Years ".

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Cuban dissidents fear repression after Castro death

The president also added that Cuba under Fidel's leadership never posed a threat to anyone. "You'll see how they are suffering, how they feel about a person they love", said Jorge Guilarte, a 50-year-old bike-taxi driver. And the bulwark of USA animosity against Cuba began with Fidel Castro's revolution that in 1959 ousted dictator Fulgencio Batista, and was met with aggression by US officials that backed Batista.

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Obama marks Pearl Harbor anniversary with focus on 'unimaginable' alliance with Japan

WESSON, Miss. (AP) - American flags hung from every pole and business in the small MS town of Wesson as the remains of a 23-year-old sailor headed to his last resting place Wednesday, 75 years to the day after he was killed at Pearl Harbor .

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Trump Adviser: 'Screw' China If It Doesn't Like Taiwan Call

It criticized Trump's tweets for portraying the phone call "as not a big deal" and warned that if such " petty tricks " are allowed to go unanswered, Beijing could expect to see more of these provocations once he's in office. Trump tweeted that Tsai had called him but Taiwan's Presidential spokesman Alex Huang told CNN that both sides agreed ahead of time before making contact, but would not give any further details including exactly when they agreed to the call.

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Improved US-Cuban Economic Ties in Doubt when Trump Assumes Presidency

Fidel Castro "was the bearer of an ideal of courage" which he knew how to convey to his people, also admirable. "A Cuban exile community comprised of the old, like us, and of the young", she said. After a subdued weekend following his death on Friday, hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to the plaza where Castro would often rail against the United States "yankees" and "empire" during his legendary, marathon speeches.

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Judge orders immediate recount of Michigan's presidential results

Candidate Jill Stein's allegations created the false allusion that some unidentified foreign government hacked our state's voting systems when absolutely no such proof existed. Winning presidential candidates have to amass a majority of 270 votes in the 538-member Electoral College based on the state-by-state results, with the vote victor in each state winning all of that state's electoral votes, in most all cases.

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US, Britain, France Lead Call For Aleppo Ceasefire

UN SG Ban Ki-moon has spoken about war crimes being committed in Syria. It said the figure included residents who had sought refuge in the government-held west of the city and a Kurdish-controlled enclave, but not those who fled to remaining rebel territory.

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Top Navy Brass Takes Dig at Colin Kaepernick and Gets Standing Ovation

Pacific Command Commander Adm. According to the AP, Harris' remarks Wednesday "generated a lengthy standing ovation from the crowd, with people whistling and hooting". PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - U.S. Kaepernick began taking one knee during the national anthem during the preseason in an effort he said to bring attention to racial injustice and police brutality.

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Austrian election: Far-right leader concedes defeat

Despite Hofer's loss, Sunday marked the best election result for his Freedom Party in a national vote. Hofer, who had been campaigning on an anti-immigrant platform, successfully challenged the May presidential election result that was narrowly won by Van der Bellen.

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Ex-Saint Thomas describes Smith shooting

About 130 potential jury candidates have begun filing into a New Orleans courtroom for the Will Smith shooting-death trial. "After the shooting stopped I stood there in shock. She said Hayes did not seem to show remorse. Hernandez took off his shirt, signaling that he expected a street fight when the two vehicles came together.

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Prosecutors say they need 7 days in church case

One of the victims, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state senator at the time, had handed Roof a Bible to study during their session. Sanders also called Roof evil during her testimony. In written manifestos and his interview with the FBI, Richardson said, Roof said "I had to do it" because nobody was doing anything about "black-on-white crime" and "it's not too late to take the country back from blacks".

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Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss

He previously said he had invented a herbal cure for Aids that only works on a Thursdays. He once said he could rule Gambia for " a billion years ". Jammeh had announced withdrawing from the ICC in November. "He wants to restore democracy, it will be entirely different", Touray said. African Human Right's Coalition received a report from the AHRC LGBT Ambassador in The Gambia , noting that Barrow is apt to be pro human rights and that it is likely he will not persecute and target ...

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Nancy Pelosi to stay on as Democratic leader in the House

She disputed the suggestion that she might be concerned about the defections she suffered. Known for her vote-counting skills, the Californian asserted she had support of two-thirds of Democrats locked up. Pelosi hasn't been publicly challenged since, even as disappointing elections continued for House Democrats. "We've turned into a coastal party", Rep.

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Boy Fires Gun in Utah Classroom, Is Immediately Disarmed by Mother

The boy took a shotgun, a handgun and several rounds of ammunition from his parents' gun safe, said police chief Tom Ross. In Utah , for instance, parents can't be penalized for negligence if minors get access to their firearms, but they can't knowingly provide them with guns if the minor has been convicted of a violent felony, or adjudicated in juvenile court for a crime that would be a violent felony, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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South Korean prime minister to address nation

The 59-year-old former justice minister will now preside as acting president while impeachment deliberations by the country's constitutional court take place. Her approval rating stood at 5 percent in a Gallup Korea poll released on Friday, a slight improvement from a record low 4 percent. The council said it is willing to make public the names of the lawmakers who vote for impeachment, as their role became increasingly crucial.

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Wisconsin recount nears end

Goldsmith said Stein raised serious issues about the integrity of Michigan's election system. But, Trump filed a lawsuit on Friday in the Michigan Court of Appeals, seeking to block the recount. Trump, 556 for Democrat Hillary Clinton. In the Badger State, Clinton has only picked up a net of 49 votes - not enough to overcome Trump's lead of 22,177 going into the recount.

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Investigators eye fridge, electrical system in Oakland fire

He told San Jose television station KNTV that he didn't attend the event Friday night and that he and his wife had chose to stay at a hotel because he was exhausted. "The occupants were consumed by smoke before they could get out of the building", said Jill Snyder, special agent in charge of the San Francisco office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Abu Sayyaf killed in Sabah shootout

Three kidnappers were killed and two others were arrested while a massive search for two gunmen and a hostage was under way. Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) spokesman, said that Abraham Hamid was one of the three Abu Sayyaf bandits who were killed in a clash with Sabah security forces on Thursday, December 8, in Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Police identify man shot and killed outside East York social club

One person is being treated for life-threatening injuries after a double stabbing in East York Thursday night. -Sgt. Mike Patterson is expected to provide an update later this morning. Police identified the man as Ardian Kaloshi. Patterson said the shooting took place in front of an unmarked commercial building believed to be a social club of some kind.

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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Shakes California

Residents took to social media to talk about tremors and shaking heard throughout the state, with one user stating, "Apparently there was an quake in Ferndale?" No damage or injuries were reported. The San Francisco Bay Area is notorious for experiencing earthquakes. According to USGS mapping, the temblor, while strong, did not produce violent shaking on land.

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Stein explains recount push outside Trump Tower

The move comes after former Green Party nominee Jill Stein requested the recount in the state, which President-elect Donald Trump won by.2 percentage, or slightly less than 10,000 votes . The Michigan Republican Party also appealed Goldsmith's decision at the federal level Monday, arguing a recount is a decision that should be made at the state level.

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Vote Recount 2016: Trump's Voter Fraud Claims Dismissed By White House

Via Skype, Green Party candidate Jill Stein thanked those gathered for a training on how to be recount observers. Michigan GOP Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel declines to say if Republicans will challenge the recount or take legal action, saying Stein hasn't yet made her request.

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Cuba mourns Fidel Castro's death: Know all about the controversial Cuban revolutionary

It said Cubans can show their respects for Castro beginning at 9 a.m. Monday at the Havana memorial to national hero Jose Marti, a poet and leader of Cuba's 19th century fight for independence from Spain. He arrived in Miami in 1996, and worked at an avocado farm and selling seafood before moving on to real estate and auto sales. Castro ruled Cuba from 1959 until he handed power to Raul Castro in 2006 due to poor health.

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Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trial

Three people survived the shooting, including Polly Sheppard. The trial for the white supremacist who prosecutors say gunned down nine black parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston , South Carolina, kicked off Wednesday with a survivor describing in graphic detail watching her son die.


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