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French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault today called for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting. The army's advance has provided the besieged civilians an opportunity to flee into the government-held areas. The situation in eastern Aleppo is dire, with intensified ground fighting and indiscriminate aerial bombardment reportedly killing and injuring many civilians, he said.
  • Donald Trump claims 'ILLEGAL VOTERS' gifted Hillary Clinton popular vote victory

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    Sen Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other investigatory organizations, "need to do their job", Mr. Issa said Friday, and he believes with Trump in office, that will happen. But Mrs Clinton's campaign has said it would join the process. President Elect Donald Trump said during a debate earlier this year that he'd order his attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor in the Clinton case, and that she would be "in jail" if he was president, ...
  • For Trump and GOP, 'Obamacare' repeal is complex and risky

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    Their main contributions were bogus claims of "government takeover of health care" (Politifact.com's 2010 Lie of the Year ) and death panels for Granny . He conceded last week that he would like to keep some aspects of it - in particular, allowing young adults to stay on their parents' health plans and banning insurance companies from refusing to cover people with preexisting medical conditions.
  • NTSB investigates deadly school bus crash

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    Walker was arrested late Monday and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Officials say he was apparently speeding along a narrow, winding road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree.
  • Ten shot, one killed on Bourbon Street

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    Police say two people in the auto died. "Very tragic, unacceptable set of circumstances", New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the scene. A crime scene technician collects a shell casing as New Orleans Police investigate a fatal shooting at Iberville and Bourbon streets early Sunday, Nov.
  • Israeli military kills 4 IS militants in Syria after ambush

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    Spokesman Peter Lerner told AFP the Israeli soldiers were targeted with machine gun fire and mortars from Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade militants. The Times of Israel reported the army's Golani unit had crossed the security fence but remained within the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights.
  • Penn State beats Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game

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    Not initially, though. The Lions started 2-2, with the second of those losses a 49-10 embarrassment at MI. Their resume will be good, but not stellar, riding an eight-game winning streak to Indy with victories vs. The Lions have been behind or tied at halftime in five of them. So now it's time for PSU to gear up for a 13th game against a Wisconsin defense that relies on defense and a strong running game.
  • PM may attend Rajya Sabha today as note war rages on

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    Mr. Kurien said it was clarified by Leader of the House Arun Jaitley that the Prime Minister would come and intervene in the debate. Interestingly, the Opposition leaders - protesting against demonetisation scheme - are filing notices in the both houses seeking debate on this issue.
  • Shoppers out looking for deals on Black Friday

    Shoppers out looking for deals on Black Friday

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    But high street stores in Scotland looking for a pre-Christmas bounce were given a setback with subdued shopping numbers suggesting more people are bargain hunting online. Currys PC World is set for a record number Black Friday sales today (November 25). He continued: "We've already seen a big rush for the Black Tag deals since they launched on Monday and expect this to continue right through to Cyber Monday as shoppers go online and in-store for the thousands of products on offer".
  • Pakistan PM Sharif names General Bajwa as new army chief

    Pakistan PM Sharif names General Bajwa as new army chief

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    Sharif also finalised Lt General Zubair Hayat as the new Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Dawn online reported. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Regiment on October 24, 1980. He is now serving as Inspector General of the Training and Evaluation. This news story is related to Latest/167866-Profile-of-Gen-Qamar-Javed-Bajwa/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne.
  • German Chancellor Merkel's to seek fourth term

    German Chancellor Merkel's to seek fourth term

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    A survey Sunday showed that 33% of German voters backed Merkel's conservatives, down nine points from the last national election in 2013. Merkel, while listing her main challenges said , "The European Union is now under great strain, with the euro crisis, with the refugee question, and following the decision of the United Kingdom to want to leave the EU, and with a situation in the world which, to put it delicately, needs to focus itself anew following the elections in America and also ...
  • Philippines' Duterte Mulls Leaving International Court

    Philippines' Duterte Mulls Leaving International Court

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    I might follow. Why? He also appeared to blame the United Nations for failing to prevent wars all over the world. Facing condemnation for airstrikes in Syria and the annexation of Crimea, the Russian president, Putin, on Wednesday signed a decree to have Russia withdraw from the court.
  • Trump's friend Farage taunts British PM with 'ambassador's reception'

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    A friend of Mr Farage said: "It is churlish to say he isn't rich because compared to other people he would consider himself well off, but this is his new life, this is what he is going to do going forward". "Not only have the people spoken and won, but the old administration, Obama and all those ghastly people, are out and the Trump people are in", Farage declared.
  • Iraq truck bomb blast kills 80 people at petrol station

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    A truck bomb, not pictured, exploded at a highway filling station near Hilla, Iraq on November 24, 2016, killing at least 57 Shiite pilgrims aboard parked buses. That attack alarmed USA officials, who worry that efforts to defeat the Islamic State in Mosul will be squandered if civilians around the country are terrorized by bombings.
  • Myanmar pursuing 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya: UN official

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    Bangladesh More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighboring Bangladesh this week, with some feared to have drowned after a boat sank during a bid to flee violence that has killed at least 86 people and displaced 30,000. As a responsible neighbour, he said, Bangladesh not only condemned the attack, it provided critical assistance to Myanmar by apprehending suspects and sharing intelligence.
  • More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar

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    Bangladesh said on Wednesday that it had summoned Myanmar's ambassador to express their "deep concern", as thousands of ohingyas were massing at the border crossing. About 300,000 to 500,000 Rohingya are thought to live in Bangladesh, mostly in Cox's Bazar district, according to Bangladeshi government estimates.
  • Biden: A Trump presidency won't diminish U.S. support for Israel

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    Netanyahu, for his part, has been cautious in his statements over the United States election result, releasing a statement of platitudes that called Trump "a true friend" and did not mention any specific issues. Like most of the world, he opposed all building by Israel in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank, saying it undermined the two-state solution. Sami Abu-Zuhri, Hamas's spokesperson, said that America has always been a reason behind the Palestinians' continuous suffering as it ...
  • Obama urges Trump to 'stand up' to Russian Federation

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    Obama said he'd told Putin that "there has been very clear proof that they have engaged in cyberattacks". The two men discussed potential cooperation in Syria, where progress remains slow, Ushakov said. US President-elect Donald Trump speaks at election night rally in Manhattan, New York, US, November 9, 2016. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) has called for a congressional investigation into allegations that hackers breached Democratic Party institutions in an attempt to influence the USA ...
  • Raonic proud of year after ATP Finals exit

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    It was the second marathon victory of the week for Murray, who extended his match winning streak to 23. "I was really exhausted today and didn't feel great when I got up this morning", added Murray. Andy Murray, who was criticised for climbing to the No. 1 spot without facing the top-ranked players, gave a stiffing reply to his critics by ending the 2016 season as ATP World No.
  • May says leaders wished Obama well in meeting

    May says leaders wished Obama well in meeting

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    Please click the button below to manage your account. In an interview conducted by the New Yorker's David Remnick over the course of the week leading up to the election and shortly thereafter, POTUS revealed the lesson he passed on to Sasha and Malia - one that could be useful for many Americans not sure of what to do with their post-election angst.
  • Obama urges nations not to give in to isolationist impulses

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    He then headed for Germany . Obama's meeting on Friday with the leaders of Germany , Britain, France, Italy and Spain was possibly his last in such a setting before he leaves office. Trump's attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin - the NY mogul called him "a leader, far more than our president has been a leader" - is deeply concerning in Europe, particularly in small countries like the Baltic nations living in Russia's shadow.