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Nobel-winning Colombian president begins United Kingdom state visit

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, ruled out today the holding of a new referendum to endorse the upcoming peace agreement with the FARC-EP and had suggested the possibility of implementing it through Parliament. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, right, sits with Greg Hands, Britain's minister of State for Trade and Investment, during a business meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, Nov.

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Civilians flee Raqqa as coalition forces advance on the Daesh stronghold

He said "local" fighters aided by Turkish special forces should drive IS out of Raqqa , and suggested that residents of the mainly Sunni Arab city might not welcome Kurdish forces. The SDF has been the main ally on the ground in Syria for the USA -led coalition against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, capturing swathes of northern Syria.

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2 soldiers killed, 3 injured as Pak violates ceasefire

The Indian Army said a guard from India's Border Security Force was killed and another injured. According to an intelligence source , an army vehicle moving close to the LoC in Lam area was hit by Pakistani mortar shelling, killing the soldier and injuring the others two at around 1:30 pm onTuesday.

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Donald Trump wins White House in stunning upset

College-educated white women voted for Clinton 51 per cent to 45 percent, but non-college-educated white women voted for Trump 62 percent to 34 percent. Who knows what happens, ultimately, but we're going to win", he said. Clinton had an advantage when it came to support from female voters, but Trump always had more support among men throughout the race, particularly whites.

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Forecast: Balmy weather Wednesday in Denver metro area

Thursday night .Clear. Low in the mid 40s. South southeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Calm wind becoming north around 5 miles per hour. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the morning. North wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Monday , mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

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Clashes as brother of man shot by Chicago officer is charged

And even though the officers say they identified themselves, Spector said, it wasn't overly clear the men who shot his brother were police officers. Beal was fatally shot after he and several relatives were involved in what police called a road rage incident with an off-duty officer and an off-duty firefighter.

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Bongbong Marcos considers SC decision as 'early Christmas gift' to family

According to human rights groups, Marcos' dictatorship saw thousands of people murdered, tortured and jailed, and the Philippines' finances looted. "We are outraged", a coalition of nearly 40 groups opposed to Marcos's burial at the cemetery said in a joint statement .

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What does Trump mean for India - The good and the bad

On Wednesday, a US diplomat in Pakistan sought to assure the country that Trump's election did not signal a drastic policy change. In May, Trump had said that he would "cancel" the historic Paris climate deal, which more than 195 countries had pledged to cut down on carbon emission in an agreement previous year, the BBC reported.

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Trump effect on Canada

The site appeared to be up and running again Wednesday morning - albeit very slow to load. Starting at 9 p.m., Google Trends in the US saw a surge in the topic of Canada and the election, amid CNN projections that Republican nominee Donald Trump would take key swing states including Florida.

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Remembering the Legacy of Former U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno

Reno, 78, was tapped as the nation's top lawyer in 1993 and was considered one of President Bill Clinton's most recognizable and polarizing figures. Ms Reno appeared with Mr Clinton after the 1995 truck bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building that killed 168 people, and vowed to seek the death penalty for the perpetrators.

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Syrian activists: Coalition strike kills 20 in IS-held area

Unlike several successful military efforts to drive Islamic State militants out of cities in Iraq, the Raqqa offensive faces several political obstacles and is likely to be much more complex. Turkish officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have said they will not accept a role for the Kurds in the liberation of Raqqa. The fight to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed "capital" of ISIS, is a flawless lesson in the bewildering complexities of the Middle East: ...

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8 civilians die in Pak shelling

Further, accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention, Singh urged the World Committee to come forward and deal with it. "The Indian retaliation (to the "unprovoked and relentless" firing all along the worldwide border throughout the day on November 1) was measured and accurate and aimed at military targets rather than the Pakistani civilian population", the BSF said in a statement.

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Leaders, people across the world react to Trump's victory

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron criticised Mr Farage over his warnings of disturbances, saying "all responsible politicians" must distance themselves from UKIP's leader. Trump's victory came after a night filled with many "too close to call" moments. Christopher Mahon, Director of Asset Allocation Research at Barings, says Trump's victory is an example of people believing that inequalities in society are a result of globalization.

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New York Daily News takes one more jab at Trump

Like many outlets, the New York Daily News endorsed Hillary Clinton for presidency. The Washington Post , too, went with "Trump triumphs". Its main report noted that "Donald Trump's campaign for president was rarely pretty and always implausible - at least that's what the experts said", adding that Trump had "proved all the experts wrong".

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States of the Nation project: Clinton has 90 percent odds of winning

You can't do it folks", Trump said. The comments were a reminder that Comey's news, delivered in a letter to lawmakers on Sunday, was a doubled-edged sword for Clinton. Trump's running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence , on Sunday pledged Trump's campaign would accept a "clear outcome" to the United States presidential election but said both campaigns reserved legal options if there was a disputed result.

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Obama invites Trump to meet, congratulates him on victory

Trump's victory comes eight years after a coalition of blacks, Hispanics, women and young people elected the first black president and ushered in what many viewed as a new era of progressive dominance in presidential politics. But she did call Trump early Wednesday to congratulate him on his victory in Tuesday's election. Mrs Clinton's supporters were seen stony-faced or crying at what was supposed to be her victory rally in NY before being sent home by her campaign manager.

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Canada deal still uncertain day ahead of planned signing

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, hailed the "good news" from Michel as he tweeted that he would contact Trudeau "once all procedures are finalized for EU signing CETA". The EU and Canada then put together a revised deal, however, and now it looks as if a breakthrough has finally been made, with the deal expected to be finalised by the weekend.

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Scotland to intervene in Brexit legal case

There remains a lack of clarity on the Brexit process nearly five months since the referendum result. The outcome of the High Court's decision is that the UK government must seek the permission of the UK Parliament before it can trigger Article 50.

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Gold surges nearly 5% on jitters over US election

It closed up 4.8 percent that day. Bengaluru/Manila: Gold jumped almost 5 percent on Wednesday to its strongest in six weeks as investors sought safe havens after Republican Donald Trump rattled markets by leading Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

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Protest draws throng in South Korea

Saturday's protests were the largest anti-government demonstration in the capital in almost a year. North Korea's propaganda mavens have never been shy in calling South Korean President Park Geun-hye an incompetent, power-hungry clone of her late dictator father, Park Chung-hee - and that's when they're pulling their punches.

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Airstrikes in Syria kill 21 civilians

Planning for the Raqqa offensive has been complicated by Turkey's concerns about expanding Kurdish influence in northern Syria. Speaking at a news conference in Ankara alongside his Bosnian counterpart Igor Crnadak, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday that his country has informed Washington that it is wrong to enter Raqqa with "the wrong groups and with other terrorist organizations", in reference to the People's Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of the ...

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Nicaragua's Ortega wins third consecutive term

Officials in Nicaragua say that President Daniel Ortega was elected on Sunday to serve a third consecutive term. The Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua confirmed today the victory of President Daniel Ortega in the general elections of last Sunday, after posting the results of 99.8 percent of the polling stations.

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FBI Says Clinton E-mail Investigation Over, Still No Charges Recommended

You can't review 650,000 e-mails in eight days, you can't do it. Hillary Clinton is guilty. Across the country, almost 24 million early ballots were cast under the shadow of Comey's initial announcement of a new email review. Baldwin said it's "hard to say" whether Comey's initial letter influenced any of those votes. I've watched a man who has held back from his wilder claims in the final stretch of his campaign.

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Trump win rattles world markets, as shares, dollar tumble

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, traded at 97.94 as of 9:28 a.m. HK/SIN, climbing from its previous close at 97.86 and up from levels below 97.50 in the previous week. The Australian dollar, sensitive to shifts in risk appetite, fell 1.6 percent to $0.7637 AUD=D4 . "With Brexit we had one bad day but this is different".

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Aleppo braces for all-out assault as deadline for rebels expires

Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that it underlines the difference between Russia's and the US' understanding of the pause's use. The U.N. estimates 275,000 people are trapped in the eastern, rebel-held part of the divided city of Aleppo. " Civil defense teams found a number of dead bodies and rescued people under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Ibbin Village where Russian warplanes struck with parachute bombs ", Ahmed said .

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Four people shot near polling place in Southern California

Authorities said the shooting had nothing to do with voting or polling places. The department has said all officers who were pinned down are "accounted for, safe and rescued". "We had to extract them from the scene". "According to witnesses he came out into the street with guns and just started shooting randomly at people and cars", Corina said.

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Man found dead in Russia's New York City consulate

The Medical Examiner and NYPD are still investigating the circumstances around the death, and the man has not been identified, police said. Police were withholding identification of the man pending family notification. The consulate had not released a statement on the incident. The staff member said consular officials had found the body at around 07:00 EST (11:00 GMT) and called NY police.

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Israel declines invitation to Paris Middle East peace conference

French special envoy, Pierre Vimont, left, with President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat met with Vimont later in the day. Shortly after his arrest, Ahmed reportedly said that he and his cousin had planned to kill a Jew in revenge for the treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and the believed change in the status quo at the Temple Mount.

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Hillary Clinton has conceded the USA presidency to Donald Trump

As results came trickling in, markets in Asia plunged, as investors reacted to the potential for a Trump presidency and what that might mean for trade and the economy. The path to victory was never going to be easy. But she struggled throughout the race with persistent questions about her honesty and trustworthiness.

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Donald Trump Elected President of the United States

Conceding his party's staggering electoral defeat, President Barack Obama on Wednesday invited President-elect Donald Trump to meet with him to discuss the handover of power from his administration to Trump's . "I will be president for all Americans". For now all that can be said is that, as the day progresses, the victor will become apparent. "The forgotten men and women of our country", he said, "will be forgotten no longer".

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Trump says Clinton called to congratulate him on his win

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has arrived at his campaign headquarters in New York City on early Wednesday morning, where he is expected to address the nation. He has suggested that she should go to jail and chants of "Lock her up!" were a staple at his campaign rallies. Obama passionately denounced Trump as intellectually and temperamentally unfit to succeed him in the Oval Office.

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Canadian immigration website crashes amid Trump victory

It was a heart-break for Democratic nominee Clinton, who was hoping to become the first woman president of the United States, as Trump edged past her in a see-saw battle which he clinched by winning 288 electoral college votes to Clinton's 215.

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Government to respond to High Court Brexit ruling

The government has a two-year window to negotiate trade deals once Article 50 is triggered before Brexit actually occurs. In Belfast, Mr Justice Paul Maguire said it was beyond the legal jurisdictions of the Belfast court to tell the Government how to start the official Brexit process.

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Raid kills 7 children in Syria rebel bastion

Turkey seems resigned to the YPG participating in the operation to encircle Raqqa, but Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned the United States against allowing the "wrong groups, " presumed to mean the Kurds, to enter the city itself, meaning in effect they expect the Kurds to stay out.

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'The Simpsons' predicted Donald Trump's victory 16 years ago

The only problem? Lisa is occupying an Oval Office, recently vacated by former President Trump. Back in 2000, #TheSimpsons accurately predicted that evil orange toad Donald Trump would achieve presidency of the USA. He went on to say: "And that just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. The episode was consistent with the vision of America going insane", added the producer.


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