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Taliban attack German consulate, killing 4

Germany's consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a suicide vehicle bomber rammed the compound, killing four people and wounding more than 100, police and a doctor said Friday. The Foreign Ministry in Berlin said all consulate employees were safe and unhurt after the attack. "There was fighting outside and on the grounds of the consulate", the spokesman said.

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Charges set aside in Cecil the Lion case

Cecil the lion was shot and killed by a dentist. As of Tuesday, Palmer had temporarily closed his office, River Bluff Dental, in Bloomington, Minnesota, amid wishes for his death and widespread criticism of his hunting on social media and under business reviews on Google and Yelp.

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US traffic to New Zealand immigration sites soars after Trump win

Earlier this year the island of Cape Breton on Canada's Atlantic coast marketed itself as a tranquil refuge for Americans seeking to escape should Trump capture the White House. Due to his intolerance against Muslims and immigrants in general, expressed through his speeches, a lot of people are now considering America as an unsafe place for them to live, prompting them to look at other options.

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Be Afraid: Trump's Presidency Will Be an Environmental Disaster

The election of Donald Trump as President of the US poses a high risk to global climate policy with implications on the national level for the United States of America and for the broader worldwide climate process around the Paris Agreement.

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Taliban storms German consulate in Afghan city, killing 4 and injuring 120

Germany's consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a suicide auto bomber rammed the compound, killing six people and wounding more than 120, Afghan police and the German foreign minister said Friday. "There was fighting outside and on the grounds of the consulate", the spokesman said. Afghan special forces cordoned off the consulate, previously well-known as Mazar Hotel, after the explosion as helicopters flew over the site and ambulances with wailing sirens rushed to the area.

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USA stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading; oil slumps

Non-ferrous metal stocks also gained ground, with Mitsubishi Materials Corp leaping 6.9 percent and Dowa Holdings rising 4.0 percent after copper surged more than 5 percent to a 16-month high on speculation that Trump could boost US construction spending.

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Indian banks call in police as people rush to ditch old banknotes

The apex bank urged public to exercise patience and exchange notes at convenience. Shortly after the Prime Minister announced demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes on Tuesday night, Union Health Minister JP Nadda instructed all Central government hospitals and pharmacies to adhere to the 72-hour guideline of accepting the old notes for the convenience of patients.

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Where are remembrance events in North Devon?

Councillor Angela Wilkins will represent the borough at the wreath-laying ceremony at The Upper Norwood War Memorial, Westow Street, Crystal Palace at 10.45am. This Remembrance Sunday , local people will join the nation in remembering those who have died in war. Thorpe: The two-minute silence will take place at 11.00am at the Thorpe Green Memorial, River Green, Thorpe St Andrew.

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While India plugs black money holes, Indians find leaks

Proof of identity will be required for each transaction. Meanwhile, airline companies and the Indian Railways, on Thursday, announced that flight and rail tickets booked using old notes of 500 and 1000 will be "strictly non-refundable and won't be canceled".

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Japan, India Sign Civil Nuclear Pact

Japan is a major player in the nuclear energy market and an atomic deal with it will make it easier for US-based nuclear plant makers Westinghouse Electric Corporation and GE Energy Inc to set up atomic plants in India as both these conglomerates have Japanese investments.

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Trump Hails Israel as 'Beacon of Hope'

Jason Greenblatt , one of Mr Trump's advisers on Israel, said yesterday that the president-elect "does not view the settlements as being an obstacle for peace". Like presidents before him - who did not follow through - Trump committed to moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Previous U.S. leaders have been hesitant to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital because of the political implications to Washington's position of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine based on a ...

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If we don't give up, America will continue to be great

He mocked physical disabilities and women's appearances, all for laughs on the campaign trail. But it was better than Hillary Clinton's . Rutenberg reminded us that large swathes of the European media failed to predict Brexit-when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union earlier this year.

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Court issues warrant to formally arrest Park's confidante

South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. The president has immunity from prosecution except in cases of treason, under South Korean law, but she can be investigated.

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Away fan rule changes: How each Premier League club is affected

Meanwhile, the report also revealed that the average Premier League ticket price for adults this season is £31. It comes before the BBC's annual Price of Football study is published next week. Nearly all Premier League clubs are now understood to be in favour of pushing ahead with moves that could see flexible rail seating introduced into grounds in the next two or three years.

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Modi finds new ally in Japan, signs nuclear deal

Subsequently Abe paid a two-day visit to India last December. India signed a landmark nuclear deal with the U.S. in 2008, clearing the path for the country to source nuclear power plants and technology from global markets. This move came straight after Japan lost a high-speed railway bid to China in Indonesia earlier in 2015. There was political resistance in Japan - the only country to suffer atomic bombings during World War II - against a nuclear deal with India, particularly after the ...

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Iraqi forces continue clashes with IS in Mosul

Iraqi troops have moved further into northern Mosul, clearing neighbourhoods and houses of ISIS fighters. The battle to retake Mosul , the jihadists' last major bastion in Iraq, is now in its fourth week, and while troops have pushed into the east of the city, there are weeks, if not months, of fighting still to go.

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Russia: Met Trump team; didn’t happen, says president-elect’s staff

This is an intramural scrimmage. Trump's praise of the Russian president as a strong leader, his suggestion that the United States could abandon its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitments and his vehement complaints about allegedly biased news media all appear to parallel Putin's view of the world.

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Transition: Obama, Trump to meet at White House

With surveys indicating a tight race in MI, which Democrats have long counted on winning, both candidates made campaign appearances there. Trump captured conservative states in the South and Midwest, while Clinton swept several states on the East Coast and IL in the Midwest.

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Egypt did not have luxury of postponing reforms: PM

The World Bank and United States Secretary of State John Kerry praised Egypt for its decision to float the pound last week, while the move has been met with mixed feelings from Egyptian parliamentarians. Rides on Cairo's communal minibuses, a popular form of transport, now cost up to 20-25 percent more. He and other ministers also announced changes to some tariffs and subsidies at a news conference in Cairo .

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Obama Says He Could Not Be Prouder Of Hillary Clinton

Last month, WHCA President Jeff Mason urged both presidential campaigns to agree to have a "protective pool" during the transitional period between the election and inauguration. A wealthy real estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to win the White House race against Clinton, the Democratic candidate whose gold-plated establishment resume included stints as a first lady, US senator and secretary of state.

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India, Japan committed to inclusive, rules-based global order: PM Modi

Ahead of his visit to the Asian nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India's partnership with Japan is characterized as a Special Strategic and Global Partnership. Although, India's growing economic and military prowess is fact but it must take an incremental approach rather than committing itself beyond its capabilities.

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Singles Day sales on course for new record for China's Alibaba

In 2009, Alibaba chose to turn the occasion into an excuse for people to treat themselves and created their one-day only sale. That is triple the $3 billion research firm comScore says Americans spent in total past year on Cyber Monday, the country's biggest online shopping day.

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Court orders PTI to hold protest at parade ground

He said the police are moving them to Secretariat Police Station. A day earlier, Khan had said the country's institutions for justice are controlled by "a corrupt leader". Khan said it is corruption, not protests, actually, threatens democracy. "Wait for Nov 2, a PTI tsunami will sweep even a contingent of 50,000 policemen to D-Chowk", Khan was quoted as saying on Friday, apparently in the first indication that the PTI might reach the place located in front of Parliament House where it ...

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Portland Anti-Trump 'Riot' Sees Dozens Arrested, Clashes With Police

President-elect Donald Trump seems to be having a change of heart about those protesting the election results. "I was very proud of the fact that so many people came out because his presidency needs to be opposed right now", Moore told Don Lemon on "CNN Tonight" Thursday.

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VERIFY: Can Trump keep his campaign promises?

She congratulated us - it's about us - on our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. "It's time for them to know us, especially those in the Christian community, the Evangelical community", he said.

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Iraq troops pause in advance on Mosul

The interviews were conducted in the Jadah camp for displaced persons, 65 kilometers south of Mosul and under the control of Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and the Zlikan camp near Bashiqa, 43 kilometers northeast of Mosul and under the control of the KRG's security forces.

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'Excellent' first meeting for Obama, Trump

Trump and Ryan will "discuss how they can hit the ground running in a Trump administration", a Republican source said. "We talked about domestic policy", Obama said. 8, 2016, in Washington . Obama said that they had an "excellent" and "wide-ranging" conversation. "We want to make sure they feel welcome as they prepare to make this transition", Obama added.

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Netanyahu accepts Trump invite for meeting in US

An Israeli soldier stands next to a bus stop bearing a poster from the Israeli branch of the U.S. Republican Party campaign of Donald Trump, near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel, Oct. Thus, any move of an embassy to Jerusalem would anger the Palestinians as it would suggest that the USA had defined the entire city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Premature to talk about Russia-US relations

Russian government officials conferred with members of Donald Trump's campaign team, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday, a disclosure that could reopen scrutiny of the Kremlin's role in the president-elect's bitter race against Hillary Clinton.

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Anti-Trump protests continue in American cities

There were some clashes between the protesters and Trump supporters. The protesters denounced Trumps election to presidency. In San Francisco, more than 1000 high school students walked out of classes Thursday morning and marched through the city's financial district carrying rainbow flags representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, Mexican flags and signs decrying Trump.

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Trump called Electoral College a 'disaster' in 2012 tweet

A few minutes into the speech, Hillary Clinton was probably the only one without dampened cheeks. A petition on Change.org is pushing for electors to vote for Clinton instead of Trump. Also Tuesday, Edison Research delivered exit polls to TV networks predicting that four Republican Senate incumbents would lose. Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.

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President Obama meets with President-elect Trump

Chris Christie, who has headed Mr. Trump's transition team, downplayed the thirst for prosecution of Mrs. Clinton on NBC's "Today" show. Throughout Obama's presidency, Trump persistently sought to undermine the legitimacy of the nation's first African-American presidency by questioning his citizenship and his Christian faith.

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Japan to supply India with nuclear power equipment, technology

The Japanese chapter regretted the absence of an effective separation between India's nuclear energy program and its weapons program. The agreement, which provides for bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, will enable the development of nuclear power projects in India.

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Taliban auto bomb kills 3 at German consulate in Afghanistan

The attack took place in front of the consulate at 11 p.m., on Thursday night, Balkh province Police Chief General Sayed Kamal Sadat told Tolo News. All German staff from the consulate were unharmed, according to the foreign ministry in Berlin.

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Anti-Trump protests continue around country

More than a thousand students staged a citywide walkout and marched through San Francisco's downtown , chanting " not my president " and holding signs urging a Donald Trump eviction. Some passers-by cheered them but at least one driver shouted that they should "shut up and accept democracy", the Associated Press news agency reported.


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