• Sudan Lauds Russia's Snub of ICC, Which Seeks Its President
Sudan Lauds Russia's Snub of ICC, Which Seeks Its President

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said his country may follow Russia's lead and withdraw from the International Criminal Court . De Lima stressed that the Philippines should continue to stand with democratic countries in stopping basic human rights violations.

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  • ISIS bomb kills at least 80 Shi'ites in Iraq
ISIS bomb kills at least 80 Shi'ites in Iraq

In years past, the annual rite known as Arbaeen, a commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a revered seventh-century Shiite figure, was a frequent target of Sunni extremist groups like the Islamic State and its predecessor, Al Qaeda in Iraq.

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  • What means Trump's election for Israel and the broader Middle East ?
What means Trump's election for Israel and the broader Middle East ?

The Israeli minister noted that, due to political pressure from the US, settlement expansion had not gone as planned in these areas, and the election presents an opportunity to work without obstruction. But U.S. administrations from both parties have recognized Jerusalem as a disputed area with the Palestinians, and have said that the status of ...

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  • Australian prime minister did not tell Trump of refugee deal
Australian prime minister did not tell Trump of refugee deal

Canberra sends asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat to detention facilities on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and Nauru . "I can now confirm that the government has now reached a further third-party resettlement arrangement".

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  • Violent Anti-American Protests Break Out in Athens Over Obama Visit
Violent Anti-American Protests Break Out in Athens Over Obama Visit

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel standing beside him, he said that Russian Federation "has influence in the region and it has influence around the world and, in order to solve the problems around the world, it is in our interests to work with Russian Federation and obtain their cooperation".

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  • Mizzou running-back suspended for Arkansas game after arrest Sunday
Mizzou running-back suspended for Arkansas game after arrest Sunday

Missouri running back Damarea Crockett is finding that out the hard way after he just hours before broke all types of rushing records against the Tennessee Vols got caught smoking weed in the campus parking lot at 4am. He is already Mizzou's all-time record holder for freshman rushing yards and touchdowns. Missouri (3-8, 1-6 SEC) finishes its s...

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  • 'Tough, but decent & real professional': Putin on French presidential hopeful Fillon
'Tough, but decent & real professional': Putin on French presidential hopeful Fillon

He said: "I think that sectarianism is increasing today within the Muslim community and that the sectarians are taking that community hostage". The front-runner in the primary vote of the French center-right, Francois Fillon , is almost as enthusiastic a Russophile as Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, and the center-left h...

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  • Trump aide suggests he wants no Clinton probe
Trump aide suggests he wants no Clinton probe

Kelly Ayotte, a Republican who narrowly lost after distancing herself from Trump. The scene, taking place less than a mile from the White House, was reminiscent of Nazi-era Germany, with several members of the audience cheering with the straight-arm Hitler salute.

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  • Australian Refugees Offered US Resettlement Deal
Australian Refugees Offered US Resettlement Deal

The ABC understands the government has been talking with the United States , Canada, Malaysia and New Zealand about resettling the 396 detainees on Nauru and the 873 on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Although its president-elect has strongly denounced refugees and Muslims, Australia will send asylum seekers to the U.S as part of a one-off r...

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  • Iraq troops pause in advance on Mosul
Iraq troops pause in advance on Mosul

They are now battling a 100,000-strong coalition including Iraqi troops, security forces, Kurdish peshmerga and mainly Shi'ite paramilitary groups, which has nearly surrounded the city and has broken into eastern neighbourhoods. "We ask the residents of Bashiqa not to rush back as there might be still homes that have explosives, or roads that have ...

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  • Australia Transferring 100s of Pacific Island Detainees to US
Australia Transferring 100s of Pacific Island Detainees to US

Australia can build the architecture of an agreement and then the rest is up to the country agreeing to take the refugees. The Australian government says it has signed an agreement with the United States to resettle an unknown number of the refugees now being held at offshore Australian detention facilities to U.S.

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  • Large anti-Park protest planned in Seoul, 4th amid scandal
Large anti-Park protest planned in Seoul, 4th amid scandal

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday questioned a former vice sports minister over an explosive political scandal that's threatening Park Geun-hye's presidency and could spill over to preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The president has answered to the prosecution's call. But even if the motion gets passed, it could take up to 180 days b...

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  • Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires
Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires

Wilkes is averaging around two wildfires a day this fall fire season but the largest so far burned five acres Sunday evening near Suncrest Place (off Suncrest Orchard Road) in the Cricket community. On Tuesday, firefighters say the fire was spreading at about a half a mile per hour. The Rock Mountain Fire has grown to more than 4,100 acres and is...

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  • Gasp! Gilmore Girls Creator Says 'Luke Was Originally a Female Character'
Gasp! Gilmore Girls Creator Says 'Luke Was Originally a Female Character'

He's Troubled with a capital T. Jess is Luke's nephew and has been sent to Stars Hollow to be straightened out, but he's not happy about it. For legions of " Gilmore Girl " devotees, the show brought a vision of domestic life that was both a snug fantasy and a breath-of-fresh-air reality.

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  • Trump calls New Zealand to express quake sorrow
Trump calls New Zealand to express quake sorrow

The 7.8 quake is the joint second strongest ever recorded in New Zealand. The US naval ships carrying relief are expected to arrive in the South Island on November 17. 14, 2016. A p. Many slept overnight in the communal hall or in vehicles outside.The Red Cross, which used defence force helicopters to bring in emergency generators, satellite comm...

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  • MI jobless rate edges up to 4.7 percent in October
MI jobless rate edges up to 4.7 percent in October

New Jersey lost 5,600 jobs in October, even as the unemployment rate ticked down a notch to 5.2 percent, according to new jobs figures released Thursday. The labor force participation rate for White workers ticked down from 62.9 percent in September to 62.8 percent in October. The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate matched its lowest le...

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  • Irregular government expenditure up by 80% - Auditor General
Irregular government expenditure up by 80% - Auditor General

Makwetu said in a statement after releasing his annual report that most of the irregular spending, which would have accounted for about 3 percent of total government spending, stemmed from non-compliance with regulations on the procurement of goods and services.

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  • S. Korean lawmakers pass law on independent probe of Park
S. Korean lawmakers pass law on independent probe of Park

Park can not be charged with a criminal offense while in office, except in cases of insurrection or treason, therefore prosecutors have stated that Park would be questioned as a witness rather than a suspect, but said she would be informed of her Miranda rights.

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  • Israeli President to visit Haryana today
Israeli President to visit Haryana today

And Rivlin's visit completes the protocol requirements for a visit from Israel before Modi travels there. In his remarks to reporters after talks with Rivlin, Modi said the two countries had developed multifaceted ties in the past 25 years-in areas ranging from agricultural productivity, research and innovation, science and technology application...

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  • S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president
S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president

Some protesters assert that the marches will continue until Park resigns. Prosecutors are investigating whether Ms Park exerted improper pressure on "chaebol" conglomerate bosses to raise funds for foundations involving Ms Park's friend, Yonhap reported on Sunday.

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  • Pheasant with Trump's Hairstyle Becomes Internet Star
Pheasant with Trump's Hairstyle Becomes Internet Star

Each bird reaches to about a metre in length. Pictures of the male bird with golden feathers on the head were widely shared on social media. Over the years, Donald Trump's hair has been compared to a lot of things , but we may have finally found a victor with this Chinese pheasant.

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  • Morning Joe host floats Gov. Haley's name around for Secretary of State
Morning Joe host floats Gov. Haley's name around for Secretary of State

For Haley, that means she would chair the GOP governors group in 2018, her final year as S.C. governor. Former Gov. Mark Sanford resigned that post as chairman in 2009 when he admitted an extramarital affair. She then criticised Trump in her Republican response to Obama's State of the Union address this year. "We must resist that temptation". H...

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  • After Trump shock, Obama heads to Athens to talk democracy
After Trump shock, Obama heads to Athens to talk democracy

Daily Kathimerini quotes sources close to the Greek President's office saying that Pavlopoulos condemned the Macedonian position to insist on keeping its name as "irredentism" and as allegedly a push to change the borders in the region. He said inequality, on more vivid display due to widespread technology, now posed one of the biggest threats to d...

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  • Israeli parliament gives preliminary OK to settlement bill
Israeli parliament gives preliminary OK to settlement bill

Nationalist and pro-settler Israeli legislators have welcomed Trump's election, seeing his rise as offering Israel a freer hand in settlement policies. But a ministerial committee defied Netanyahu on Sunday by voting to send the bill to parliament, where the atmosphere on Wednesday was raucous among the right.

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  • Obama urges 'course correction' on globalisation
Obama urges 'course correction' on globalisation

Obama assures that he'll work with Trump's team in the coming weeks on a smooth handover of power. Obama spoke during a visit originally planned as a valedictory lap, but which has become focused on reassuring jittery allies after the shock election victory by Donald Trump, a staunch critic of free trade agreements.

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  • Bomber kills 4 near Afghanistan Defense Ministry
Bomber kills 4 near Afghanistan Defense Ministry

Eyewitnesses say a vehicle of the security forces was targeted close to the Ministry of Defense compound in Pul-e-Mahmood Khan area. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. Fighters from IS, which controls territory across Syria and Iraq, have been making steady inroads in Afghanistan, winning over sy...

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  • Barca strikes new sponsorship deal with Japan's Rakuten
Barca strikes new sponsorship deal with Japan's Rakuten

But Rakuten have now got their way, with Barca today announcing the company as their "main global sponsor" for the next four seasons, beginning at the end of the current campaign. Manchester United , according to the BBC , also reportedly net around £53m-a-year from Chevrolet while Chelsea would go down to the third position of the table as thei...

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  • Trump says he'll work for
Trump says he'll work for "just, lasting" Mid-East peace

Trump has vowed not to impose any solutions on Israel and promised to veto anti-Israel resolutions at the UN. The Israeli newspaper owned by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson appears to have nabbed the first post-election interview with president-elect Donald Trump .

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  • United Kingdom building contacts with U.S. president-elect: PM's spokeswoman
United Kingdom building contacts with U.S. president-elect: PM's spokeswoman

Farage was the first British politician to meet with Trump in the aftermath of the Republican's shock election victory, and this morning offered to assist the United Kingdom government in strengthening ties with the controversial billionaire.

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  • Russian aircraft carrier jets conduct first Syria strikes
Russian aircraft carrier jets conduct first Syria strikes

The Ministry of Defense said the pilot was ejected, and recovered later. The Defense Ministry informed that the pilot was safe and ready to continue with his work, as reported by The Telegraph. Shoigu said a frigate had fired cruise missiles, jets from the Admiral Kuznetsov , Russia's sole aircraft carrier, had been involved in action, and missile...

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  • Delhi Assembly passes resolution seeking withdrawal of demonetization scheme
Delhi Assembly passes resolution seeking withdrawal of demonetization scheme

He asked the government to stop being adamant and withdraw it immediately. It also urged the President to refer a probe into allegations of receipt of bribes by persons holding high offices from Birla and Sahara Groups to the Supreme Court "with the request to order suitable inquiry".

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  • EU worries over Turkey crackdown as Erdogan mulls referendum
EU worries over Turkey crackdown as Erdogan mulls referendum

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is expected Monday in Turkey for a two-day visit to discuss "bilateral Turkey-Germany relations, the cooperation in the fight against terrorism and EU-Turkey relations, together with current regional and worldwide issues", according to a statement of the Turkish foreign ministry.

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  • Obama: I Don't Think Trump Is 'Ideological' - 'Ultimately He's Pragmatic'
Obama: I Don't Think Trump Is 'Ideological' - 'Ultimately He's Pragmatic'

The opening dig wasn't lost on social media observers. President Barack Obama is dodging a question about concerns that minorities and others have about President-elect Donald Trump's decision to name Steve Bannon - a man celebrated by the white nationalist movement - his chief strategist and senior adviser.

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  • Authorities: 3 dead in crash returning from band competition
Authorities: 3 dead in crash returning from band competition

A fourth passenger in the Honda, 18-year-old Josie Rinehart, suffered cuts and abrasions and was transported to the hospital to be treated. The crash investigation has revealed that David Rinehart was driving south on I-69 and had struck a deer, causing his Honda Civic to pull onto the outside shoulder and come to a stop.

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  • Facebook bars fake-news sites from its ad network
Facebook bars fake-news sites from its ad network

Zuckerberg said work has already begun that would enable users "to flag fake news and hoaxes ". He encouraged Facebook's 1.79 billion worldwide users to follow updates online . We also believe that giving people control over what they share is a fundamental principle of this rewiring. Facebook's worst nightmare is that conservatives stop seei...

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