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235 detained in police raids across Turkey after deadly bomb attack

In total, 235 people were detained in operations in 11 Turkish cities accused of acting on behalf of the PKK or producing propaganda for the group , some via social media, the interior ministry said. Thirty police officers and seven civilians were killed, while there is one person who has yet to be identified. The car-and suicide-bombing near Istanbul's Besiktas stadium killed mostly police officials, also wounded 155 people and has enraged Turkey's top leadership.

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Russia shows special forces in action in Syria

The assault on Palmyra also serves as a reminder that the Syrian army, despite substantial gains against rebel forces in recent weeks, is thinly spread, suffering from shortages of manpower and tired after more than five years of war. Following four days of clashes with the Syrian army, the group on Sunday successfully recaptured the millennia-old oasis city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs province, Xinhua news agency quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.

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Trump invites Senate clash with Tillerson State nomination

If President-elect Donald Trump actually chooses ExxonMobil CEO and Board Chairman Rex Tillerson to be the next secretary of state, Tillerson will be the first Texan actually appointed to Trump's cabinet. Aides said Democrats began assembling experts to prepare for Tillerson's confirmation even before his nomination was formally announced on Tuesday.

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Lagarde's lawyer to seek delay in French negligence trial

Member of her legal team Christopher Baker said that Lagarde was pleased to be able to lay out her case. Lagarde added that she was dismayed by the charges raised by the judge, "who doesn't even know me", prompting the judge to cut her off abruptly and to demand that she stop criticizing the court.

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Trump says no new deals while in office; sons will run company

Trump is promising to hold a news conference soon "to discuss the business, Cabinet picks and all other topics of interest. I'm not going to be doing deals at all", Trump said . For that latter problem, the family could appoint an independent trustee charged with enforcing strict confidentiality rules, said John Olivieri, a partner at White and Case Llp.in NY.

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Mass killing reported in Aleppo as Syria troops near victory

The United Nations said on Tuesday it had reports that Syrian soldiers and allied Iraqi fighters had summarily shot dead 82 civilians in recaptured districts of Aleppo, which was Syria's largest city before the civil war began almost six years ago.

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Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack

A CTS commander said the army was now occupying a position almost one kilometre (less than a mile) from the hospital, which a 9th Division commander said had been used by IS as a command centre. At least 50,000 militants from so-called Islamic State have been killed since the US-led coalition started fighting in Iraq and Syria two years ago, a U.S.

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ISIS recaptures Syrian town of Palmyra despite Russian airstrikes

The Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday that it carried out 64 airstrikes overnight that killed 300 IS militants and destroyed the extremists' vehicles and artillery. "Syrian troops are fighting to defend Palmyra ". A Syrian activist from Palmyra who uses the name Khaled al-Homsi said that by late evening, the militants controlled most of the city.

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Syria, Rebels Reach Cease-Fire as Army Takes Control of Aleppo

Spokesman Rupert Colville of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the reports recounted pro-government forces entering homes and killing some civilians "on the spot" in the former rebel stronghold. Live footage aired Monday on Syrian state TV showed scores of people waving Syrian flags and posters of Assad in the streets of the city's government controlled sector, celebrating what they called "the victories of the Syrian Arab army against terrorism".

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Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

Lieutenant-General Steve Townsend . On Saturday in Bahrain, Carter announced that the US will send another 200 troops to Syria to train and advise local forces fighting the Islamic State. The extra forces are being deployed as the gruelling US-backed campaign to crush IS in its Iraqi stronghold enters its ninth week. There are some 5,000 United States troops in Iraq, and Carter told an audience in California last week that some of those forces would remain in Iraq after ISIS is defeated.

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Trump On Russian Hacking: 'Why Wasn't This Brought Up Before Election'

Democrats nevertheless have pointed to the Central Intelligence Agency report to revive concerns about Trump-Russia ties. "These are all very different types of people", he said . All along, however, Trump disclaimed that he could be swayed by potential business contacts there and noted he's never met Putin. Trump aides say the president-elect has settled on Tillerson as the top USA diplomat after a monthlong search, although no announcement has been made.

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ISIS Renews Attacks On Palmyra In Attempt To Retake Historic City

Russian Federation says its air force has helped Syrian troops repulse an Islamic State attack on the historic town of Palmyra . Peskov said numerous IS fighters involved in the Palmyra assault had recently left the Iraqi city of Mosul, where US -backed Iraqi forces have been waging a almost two-month-old offensive against the militants.

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Defiance man's uncle picked up Pearl Harbor survivors

Obama said "we can never repay the profound debt of gratitude we owe to those who served on our behalf". "It is fantastic that we will be there on the actual 75th anniversary, and something that none of us will ever forget". San Diego traditionally had the largest chapter of Pearl Harbor survivors, but the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that just 19 attended a recent meeting.

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Oil rises to highest since mid

Brent oil futures soared 5% to top $57 a barrel for the first time since July 2015 and US crude leapt above $54 a barrel to send global inflation gauges spiking as well. The idea is that a production cut will help boost crude prices, which have now more than doubled from a low of near $26 per barrel in February. U.S.

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Trump questions "one China policy" without Beijing concessions

But Donald Trump asserted that it was not up to China to decide whether he should take a call from Taiwan's leader. "This is something we have to be very careful about". "Adhering to the "one China" principle is the political bedrock for the development US-China relations", spokesman Geng Shuang said. The report noted how China has 23 destroyers and the largest navy of any nation in Asia as of 2016, compared with just four destroyers operated by Taiwan.

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Egypt arrests four over deadly church blast

Sisi did not indicate any groups that could be behind the attack , but strongly hinted the Muslim Brotherhood , which is led by the former president Mohamed Morsi overthrown by the military in 2013. "Either we bring back their right or die like them", they added, referring to the victims . Police Maj. Gen. Tarek Attia told The Associated Press the suspected bomber was arrested in Fayoum in 2014 and charged with membership in the Brotherhood.

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Syrian military says rebels driven from 98 percent of Aleppo

The eastern Aleppo area has also been cut off from outside assistance since July by a government siege. "Russians continue their onslaught and have insisted on changes to the framework that we find unacceptable", a USA official said on condition of anonymity.

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Mitch McConnell: Senate Will Follow "Regular Order" to Investigate Russian Hacks

The Economist , the British publication with a strong pro-American bent, says this is extremely troubling. Miller's comments come a day after Trump appeared on " Fox News Sunday " and rejected the intelligence community's findings, saying "they have no idea if it's Russian Federation or China or somebody".

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'Turkey hits Kurdish militants in Iraq after attacks'

It says "these attacks which target our country's peace will never reach their goals". It did not clarify whether the people rounded up were suspected of direct involvement in the two bombings outside and near a stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night.

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South Korea prosecutors charge two former senior Park officials

Members of parliament voted on Friday by a higher-than-expected 234 in favour and 56 opposed in the secret ballot, meaning more than 60 of Park's own conservative Saenuri Party members backed the motion to remove her. Park, who has immunity from prosecution while in office, has refused to meet with prosecutors investigating the scandal. Though Park had said she would step down step down if the Assembly asked her to do so, she is now refusing.

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Governor orders evacuation of pipeline protest camp

As the standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline intensifies in North Dakota, a UT Arlington student is sharing her firsthand experience from the camp that protesters call home. More than 2,000 USA military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organisers said.

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Neil Young demands President Obama enforce Dakota Access Pipeline decision

On Sunday the Army Corps of Engineers rejected part of the pipeline route that would have crossed near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation . When asked why Assistant Secretary Darcy made a decision to go against the Corps of Engineers recommendation, Kelley her spokesperson said , "the Army decided that the totality of circumstances call for additional analysis, a more robust consideration of alternatives, and additional public information".

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McConnell says Congress will probe Russian election hack

But Mr Trump's team dismissed the Central Intelligence Agency line, saying: " These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction ". As summer turned to fall, Russian hackers turned nearly all their attention to the Democrats . But those actions were only described as being "intended to interfere with the USA election process", rather than to help a specific candidate.

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U.S. astronaut John Glenn remembered for 'spirit of discovery'

He died Thursday at a Columbus, Ohio , hospital at age 95. However, communications officer Hank Wilson of Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs told the AP that Glenn's hospitalization there did not necessarily mean he had cancer.

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Suspect in officer shootings is dead

As law enforcement officers swarm across Sumter County, Ga. looking for a cop killer, the reward for his capture is growing. -On Nov. 6, two Peach County sheriff's deputies were shot while responding to a report that a middle Georgia man used a rifle to threaten people riding a motorcycle and a four-wheeler near his property.

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Turkey hunts for answers, buries dead after blasts kill 38

Twenty-nine people, mainly police, were killed and 166 wounded in Istanbul on Saturday when twin bombings struck the heart of the city close to the stadium of top flight football giants Besiktas after a major game. Mr Soylu said: 'According to the latest information we have received, 38 of our nation's children have reached martyrdom after last night's cruel attack.

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AL 3-war veteran reflects on witnessing Pearl Harbor attack

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris said those who died during the attack never failed to stand for the national anthem, an apparent reference to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others who have knelt through the national anthem in protest of police brutality and the treatment of minorities.

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Syrian activists say IS has seized Palmyra

Forces allied to Syria's government first recaptured the city from Islamic State in March, a victory held up as a major turning point in the war and the biggest reversal for the militants since Russia's intervention to support Damascus. The Syrian army withdrew to the desert in southern Palmyra , amid intense Russian and Syrian airstrikes on the IS positions there, SANA news agency reported .

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Hundreds of men missing after fleeing Aleppo

Russian Federation is a close ally of Syria and has been providing military backing to the government for more than a year. Syrian government artillery pummelled fast-shrinking rebel territory in today as key regime backer Russian Federation vowed no end to the bombardment while opposition fighters remain in the battleground city.

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Kanye West visits Trump Tower

In the lobby of Trump Tower, Mr Trump described West as a "good man" he has known for a long time. "But I didn't tell you. if I would've voted, I would've voted on Trump". His views on 2016 are uncommon in the hip-hop community, which has fiercely rejected the candidacy of the billionaire mogul this year's election cycle.

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Pope Urges New Culture of Nonviolence for World Politics

It is not common for the Vatican to release details about private letters the pope sends to world leaders. Answering violence with violence leads "at best" to forced migration and the misuse of economic resources, and "at worst" to death, whether physical or spiritual, he said, stressing that "violence is not the cure for our broken world".

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Report says Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan's leader

He said: "The Chinese government and Beijing places an enormous priority on this situation and it's a sensitive matter". When it emerged that Donald Trump and the Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, had spoken on the phone - the first communication between top officials from the two governments in almost 40 years - the world was puzzled, Googling away as to whether Taiwan was even a country.

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Syria: Kerry, diplomats seek support for Aleppo's opposition

Western powers meeting in Paris called for peace talks to resume and for civilians to be allowed to leave Aleppo , where tens of thousands have already fled the offensive. A total of 2,124 civilians have exited the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo so far on Sunday and almost 300 militants have surrendered to the Syrian government, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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Italian foreign minister looks poised to get premier's job

Italy was plunged into political uncertainty by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following a crushing referendum defeat. Matteo Renzi has been staying on as a caretaker premier following his resignation December 7 after voters rejected his government-backed reforms, ending his almost three-year center-left coalition.

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Strong quake strikes off northern California, no tsunami threat

The USGS initially reported the quake had a magnitude of 6.8. According to a recent report by data firm Core Logic, an unlikely rupture in both the northern and southern regions of the San Andreas Fault could produce an 8.0 or higher magnitude natural disaster capable of damaging some 3.5 million structures.


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