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Magnitude Earthquake Hit Eastern Japan, No Casualties Reported

Friday's temblor hit at 6:42 a.m. local time Saturday (4:42 p.m. ET Friday) about 24 km east-northeast of Ishinomaki, some 122 km northeast of Fukushima Prefecture. In April also, two strong earthquakes hit southern Japan's Kumamoto area followed by more than 1,700 aftershocks, leaving at least 50 dead and producing widespread damage.

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Blast inside US base in Afghanistan caused casualties

The base is the largest US military base in Afghanistan. Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of Taliban, tweeted that the attack was carried out by them, Reuters reported. "Response teams at Bagram continue to treat the wounded and investigate the incident", the military coalition said in a statement. A United States official tells ABC News at least 11 have been wounded, by likely a.

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Japan Makes An Exception, Signs Historic Civil Nuclear Deal With India

Japan and India have territorial disputes with China - Japan, over islets in the East China Sea, and India, over a common land border. Earlier in the day, he had also spoken on how India and Japan could steer the region with their respective clout.

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Madame Tussauds London begins work on Trump wax figure

At present the clay sculpture is just Trump's head, with the body to follow very soon. Ripley's created three wax figures of the President-elect. The Trump wax figures are only on display at Ripley's for a limited time. He conducted a detailed sitting for his previous figure at Trump Tower New York in 1997, where Madame Tussauds artists took hundreds of measurements and photographs for reference.

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Republican Kirk Predicts 'Upset' Of Duckworth In High-Profile Senate Race

Fox also projects that Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, will win a second term by defeating Republican Dan Carter. Illinois's Tammy Duckworth has become the first Thai American woman in the Senate, a fact that is especially notable after Republican Sen.

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Taliban claims explosion at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air base in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a truck packed with explosives into a wall around the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least four civilians and wounding scores, officials said. President Ashraf Ghani called the attack a "crime against humanity and all global laws". In a statement it said the injured included 19 women and 38 children.

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Taliban attacks German consulate in Afghanistan, kills 4

Photo taken on November 11, 2016 shows the blast site of German consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan . Officials said the consulate had sustained considerable damage in the attack. Germany has nearly 1,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, largely for training and backing up Afghan security forces . Four of the dead - two civilians and two unidentified bodies - were brought to the Balkh hospital, said Dr.

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USMNT 1 - Mexico 2

The meeting is part of the final round of fixtures known as the Hexagonal section contested by the group winners and runners up from earlier rounds. "I know there are people out there who would like to politicize this game, but I don't see the need for it.

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Dozens of pipeline protesters arrested in latest skirmish

That has angered protesters, who planned more protests in coming days. Pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners said earlier this week it was mobilizing drilling equipment in preparation to tunnel under Lake Oahe, a reservoir on the Missouri River.

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Peter Thiel's Bet on Donald Trump Wins Big

Trump announced Friday that Thiel would be one of more than a dozen members of the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Trump's. The reason a lot of us were concerned about the use of analytics during the election was that it was clear that normal sampling methods couldn't, and wouldn't work .

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Pence to lead Trump transition team, replacing Christie

Twelve new people have also added to the transition team - GOP donor Rebekah Mercer; campaign chair Stephen Bannon, RNC chair Reince Priebus, investor Peter Thiel, Rep. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted this morning that he was "making some important decisions on the people who will be running our government!" Prominent Christie allies Bagger and Bill Palatucci, who formerly served as the transition's general counsel, will return to the private sector.

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US close to accepting 100s of Australia's refugees

Speaking at that time Turnbull praised Obama "for bringing us together to pledge new commitments to support the world's most vulnerable people" without actually pledging to accept any additional refugees into Australia. Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese said: 'These are people who are refugees, who have been found to be refugees, who, if they are settled in a country like the United States, that will be a good thing'.

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Rail services return to normal following Luton fault

The operator was still running a " limited service " on Thursday. "The signalling equipment which was damaged beyond fix is an essential part of how we move trains safely so we needed to carry out methodical and meticulous testing overnight to make sure that it is working as it should".

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Trump's campaign speeches, tweets admissible in fraud trial

The 2009 document quotes a Yale University study that found the most persuasive words in the English language are: you, new, money, easy, discovery, free, results, health, save, proven, guarantee and love. According to NY Mag , Judge Curiel isn't sure he buys this and may allow Trump to testify via video link. "Defendants have not identified specific evidence that they wish to exclude", said Curiel on Thursday.

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Australia set to send detention centre refugees to the U.S. 5

Trump has called for either a complete stop to or tighter restrictions on Muslim immigration to the U.S. So, if this deal is to become a reality, negotiators believe that they only have until the end of current President Obama's term in office.

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Love Blossoming? Speaker Ryan Has Already Adopted Trump's Iconic Slogan

Ryan, for his part, appears to be trying his utmost to unify the party under Trump. Ryan, who holds the most powerful post in Congress, was a sometime critic of Trump, was slow to endorse him and did not campaign with the nominee. Trump, according to the press pool, said the view was "absolutely lovely". "We're going to move very strongly on immigration", Trump said. "We would like to see the country go in a different direction and intend to work with [Trump] to change courses.to change ...

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Mogherini: Trump can't cancel Iran's nuclear deal

Even if Canada takes no action to retighten sanctions, the US could make it harder for foreign firms to do business in Iran. Iran, despite its political divisions, broadly agrees on the need to avoid an escalation with the United States and bring in much-needed investment while it deals with its other proxy wars in the region.

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Australia v South Africa: Proteas skittle dismal hosts for 85 in Hobart

Faf du Plessis had won the toss and sent Australia in, and under cloudy skies with moisture in the pitch, it was a good toss to win. At lunch on the first day, Hobart 2016 was threatening to join them on the list of Australia's most disastrous recent collapses, after Vernon Philander and his bowling colleagues reduced the Australians to 6 for 43.

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Russians and Trump's people already talking, Putin spokesman says

Congress. On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Kremlin officials maintained contact with Trump team members during the presidential campaign, including meetings with Russian embassy officials in Washington. Trump's campaign chief Hope Hicks continued to deny the links yesterday. "Of course they are constantly speaking to their counterparts here, including those from Mr.

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Govt announces new levy; domestic airfares to rise

The government will impose a levy of Rs 7,500 for flights of up to 1,000 km. For flights between 1,000-1,500 km, the levy will be Rs 8,000 and for flights beyond 1,500 km, the levy will be Rs 8,500. The move would push airfares slightly higher as airlines are expected to pass on the burden to fliers. Travel industry observers said that the levy will have a marginal upward impact on air fares.

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Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence's role

Mr Christie was once viewed as a top candidate for attorney-general, but now former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani is the leading contender for that job , according to two sources familiar with the discussions. Trump tours the world he does not know", Juncker said on Friday. Trump's campaign spent relatively little time on transition planning during the campaign, and even his Republican supporters had been bracing for a loss.

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Strong Japan-India ties can help stabilize the world, says Modi

Japan's most influential business lobby, Sadayuki Sakakibara, while addressing the business forum meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi especially referred to the need for relaxing norms on land acquisition and suggested that India should have bidding processes.

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Pollsters struggle to explain failures of US presidential forecasts

President Obama met with President-elect Donald Trump for 90 minutes at the White House on Thursday, a little over 36 hours after the nation delivered a stunning upset to the current president's legacy. Among the city's wards that are more than 75 percent African American, Trump got about 1,300 - or 31 percent - more votes than Romney. As it turns out, without the Electoral College, Trump probably wouldn't be the president-elect.

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Quick-Service Restaurants Offering Veterans Day Deals

Olive Garden, 6000 Durand Ave. -free entrée: Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Sunday, November 11 during regular business hours. Most companies require some form of military ID . Texas Roadhouse: Active, former or retired military can get a free lunch from a special veterans menu. LongHorn SteakHouse will offer a free appetizer or dessert, no purchase required, to anyone showing proof of military service.

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Muslim ban statement disappears from Trump website, tweets stay

Shortly after issuing the Muslim ban statement, Trump also tweeted to endorse his call and declared it a policy statement. He literally stood behind a podium and read a statement saying that "Donald J. "He's elected, he said some disgusting things, now we have to see what his policies are", he said. The tension between the U.S. and Islam escalated when former President George W.

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Trump doesn't rule out 'amended' Obamacare

Asked whether he would pursue a campaign promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while secretary of state, Trump told the paper: "It's not something I've given a lot of thought, because I want to solve healthcare, jobs, border control, tax reform".

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New Rs 500, Rs 2000 notes hit market

He linked the government decision to use high denomination currency notes for terrorism financing and also for holding black money. Das said infusion of Rs 2000 note will be closely monitored and regulated by RBI. He said in the coming days, new notes would replace the old ones and there will be no impact on market liquidity. Those who tried to withdraw higher sums had to return back home only with Rs 500 notes.

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The Lesson of Hillary Clinton's Concession Speech: Keep Fighting

I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. Flanked by her husband, former President Bill Clinton , daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, the disappointment and shock were palpable on their faces and in the still-stunned supporters in the room.

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As Protests Continue, Trump Attacks Media and Free Expression

Police termed Thursday's night's protest a "riot" due to "extensive criminal and unsafe behavior". Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. The Portland Police Department used Twitter to keep people updated on the protests, which they declared "unlawful" at 11:32 p.m. Thursday night.

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Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

The deal - which was firmed up during the 2015 visit of Abe to India - will allow Japan to export nuclear power equipment and technology to India. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, also agreed during talks to advance business and security cooperation.

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Specter of politics hangs over US-Mexico match

Friday night brings about the start of the U.S. Men's National Teams' (USMNT) hexagonal world cup qualifying stage as they host bitter rivals Mexico in Columbus, Ohio; a venue that's seen quite a few electric encounters between the two countries throughout the years.

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The Electoral College Strikes Again

While Clinton now leads in the popular vote by about 300,000 votes, according to the AP, Trump earned the required 270 electoral votes to become president. "This is precisely why the Electoral College exists - to protect this nation from electing unsafe demagogues". That's due to happen on 12 December, at meetings in each state where all Republican or Democrat representatives - depending on how each state voted - will cast their vote.

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International Monetary Fund approves $12 billion loan to Egypt

These reforms earned praise from the IMF and the global business community, but caused price hikes for an already frustrated cash-strapped population, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi now risking a serious political backlash. When the Central Bank devalued the pound to 13 to the dollar, and then floated it completely last week, the pound traded at around 16 to the dollar on Friday.

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India and Japan sign civil nuclear deal

The nuclear agreement will also enable US-based players with Japanese investments including Westinghouse Electric Corporation and GE Energy Inc to set up atomic plants in India . The two leaders "called upon all countries to work towards eliminating terrorist safe havens and infrastructure, in disrupting terrorist networks and financing channels, and stopping cross-border movement of terrorists", it said, adding they underlined the need for all countries to effectively deal with ...

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Big Queues Outside Banks, Many ATMs Remain Dry

Bank officials said all ATMs should start functioning by tomorrow after old notes are removed and new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 ones stocked in them. This limit will be increased to Rs 4000 per day per card, from 19th November 2016 . Today they are desperately waiting to be paid in Rs 500 note which has a greater chance of getting changed with vendors and small shopkeepers. "We don´t know what they are doing, why they haven´t yet opened the bank?" However, if you are unable to exchange your ...


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