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Unnamed country pulls out of TPP after 'agreement in principal' reached

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Trans-Pacific Partnership countries are ready to move on after being dumped by the United States . An agreement has been reached for New Zealand on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement clauses and while officials did not secure everything they hoped around that issue it was resolved to a point the team was happy. Read More »

Rapper Nicki Minaj's Brother Jelani Maraj Convicted of Sexually Assaulting a Child

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Schwartz said his client would file an appeal and the defense believed "a lot of mistakes were made". TMZ noted that Nicki Minaj didn't testify at her brother's trial despite the defense claiming she would. One juror told reporters that the young girl's testimony was hard to listen to. Robinson, who filed for divorce previous year (16), denied the allegations during her testimony, while the court also heard evidence from the alleged victim and her younger brother, who claimed he walked ... Read More »

New York City school shut down after toddler dies

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New York City agencies are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy who was given food he was allergic to while at his pre-kindergarten in Harlem. Elijah's family and friends want to find out exactly what happened to cause his death and say a third-party examination will ensure a full picture. Elijah is survived by his parents and a brother. Read More »

Veterans Day celebrated November 11

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Veterans at the event explained what the holiday means to them. The veterans, guardians and staff will assemble for a procession, from Gate 5 to Gate 12 around 11:30 a.m. The special program, with free admission before noon, will include music, guest speakers and recognition of all veterans. There are plenty of veterans today, men and women, who remember being told not to wear their uniforms off base or off post because it might generate negative reactions among the civilian population. Read More »

Democrats see Trump rebuke in historic wins in Pa. suburbs

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The provisional ballots will be counted on November 21, election officials said. Democrats scored major victories on Tuesday, fueling speculation they will take direct aim at Republican Congressman Don Bacon, who likely is most vulnerable in his first re-election bid. Read More »

Russian offered to send prostitutes to Trump's hotel room

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But Schiller said the offer did not come from Agalarov himself, the sources said, disputing the Daily Caller report on that matter. That, of course, refers to the reported "golden showers" incident , which was only one portion of the voluminous Steele dossier that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been able to partially corroborate . Read More »

TSA Fails 80 Percent Of Undercover Screening Tests, Seeks 3D Scanners

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A CBS correspondent says the investigators were able to get through checkpoints with mock knives, guns and explosives more than 70 percent of time. Passengers load their items into bins to be scanned as they pass through security at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on December 18, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale. Read More »

Former Vice President Biden Says Voters Weary Of Incivility

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The interview comes as Biden continues to publicly ponder whether he'll jump into the 2020 race. "But anyway, yes, I understand", she said. 'My numbers on trustworthiness, honesty, and empathy were as high as they had ever been. "The idea that I would use my son's death to political advantage was sickening". A portion of Biden's exclusive interview with Winfrey was aired on ABC's " Good Morning America " on Thursday morning. Read More »

Colombia Announces Record Cocaine Seizure

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President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday announced Colombia's police had seized 12 tons of cocaine, which he said was the largest single drug seizure in the history of the country. Additionally, the government is targeting the groups that use drug trafficking either for criminal or political purposes. The seizure comes as the United States, Colombia's main ally in the fight against drug trafficking, has raised concerns over an increase in coca cultivation. Read More »

Kentucky doctor pleads not guilty to assault of Sen. Rand Paul

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Paul tweeted about his injuries Wednesday, sharing the news about his broken ribs and adding that he had a pleural effusion, which is an accumulation of fluid resulting from inflammation or changes in pressure in the chest. The county prosecutor has suggested that criminal charges may change because of the severity of the lawmaker's injuries. Rene Boucher allegedly tackled Paul, breaking six of his ribs and sustaining bruised lungs. Read More »

Breitbart Defends Roy Moore From Allegations That He Pursued Young Girls

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A few days later, Moore picked her up from her home in Gadsden, Alabama. He touched her over her bra and led the child's hands to touch him over his underwear, she said . He has been a candidate in four hotly-contested statewide political contests, twice as a gubernatorial candidate and twice as a candidate for chief justice. Read More »

Twitter pauses verifications after verifying Charlottesville organizer

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Kessler subsequently took to Twitter to call the killing "payback time" and disparage the victim - something he later blamed on tweeting under the influence. "We recognise that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it". A related tweet from Ed Ho, GM of Twitter's consumer product, adds that Twitter has known account verification is "busted" because people believe it's related to endorsement. Read More »

Penny Mordaunt has replaced Priti Patel in cabinet reshuffle

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The quick Cabinet reshuffle had become necessary after 45-year-old Patel was forced to resign from her Cabinet post in charge of the Department for International Development (DfID) Wednesday after days of controversy surrounding a series of unauthorised meetings she had held with Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More »

American Candidates Targeted by Racist Flyers Win Elections

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Now, the polls are over, the dust has settled and Ravi Bhalla , the Sikh man in question, has risen as the mayor of the small town. The candidature of Bhalla, an attorney and civil rights activist who has been on the city council for more than seven years, was very strongly endorsed by outgoing mayor Dawn Zimmer. Read More »

Cursive writing now required in elementary schools in IL

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The measure takes effect January 1. A two-year budget stalemate between the Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature left the state with $17 billion in overdue bills. Comptroller Mendoza says she will initially prioritize those bills eligible for federal matching funds to maximize the revenues available from the $6 billion bond sale. Read More »

Murder suspect who escaped jail placed on most wanted list

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One of three escaped inmates from Macon County has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list. He has brown hair and green eyes. The inmates dropped down into a hallway and went out the door. Investigators believe they then stole a 1990 Ford F-250 pickup truck, which belonged to an uncle of one of the escapees. Read More »

China can 'fix' North Korea problem 'easily'

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China's Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said the two sides signed deals worth some Dollars 253.4 billion over the past two days. After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? Among a long list of agreements ranging from shale gas to vehicle parts, China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, the state energy group, signed a US$43 billion deal to jointly explore for natural gas with the USA in Alaska. Read More »

Remembrance parade and service

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The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, the Lord Mayor, the Master Cutler and representatives of the services and ex-services, as well as other organisations on parade, will lay wreaths on the war memorial. Free parking will be available on Sunday 12 November between 8am and 2pm at High Street, Garstang, Albert Street and Custom House Lane, Fleetwood, and Hardhorn Road, Poulton. Read More »

Trump attending state dinner in Beijing

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And I am calling on China and your great president to hopefully work on it very hard", Trump said . Before arriving in Beijing , Trump used a speech at the South Korean parliament to urge China and Russian Federation to act on North Korea. Read More »

India condemns missile attack targeted at Riyadh airport

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Iran denies arming the Houthi movement, which has fought a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government since 2015. "If you think that Iran is not your friend and that the United States and the Zionist regime are, you are making a strategic and analytical error", Rouhani said, addressing the Saudi regime. Read More »

China says will investigate if United Nations resolutions on North Korea contravened

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Xi responded that Arabella's Chinese deserved an "A-plus". "We enjoyed every minute of it with your attractive wife and Melania together". "But we'll make it fair and it'll be tremendous to both of us", he said. History was not expected to be on the list of talking points - at least until Trump mentioned he had heard that Chinese history went back 5,000 years and Xi stepped in to tell him more, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Read More »

Modi, Sheikh Hasina flag off new train service

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The three also inaugurated two bridges over the rivers Meghna and Titas in Bangladesh. "I am also confident that these services would give a boost to cultural exchanges and tourism between our two peoples", she said. "The inauguration of the worldwide passenger terminus will benefit passengers of the Kolkata-Dhaka Maitri Express and Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express". Read More »

Putin, Trump to meet in Vietnam

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Putin s foreign policy advisor Yury Ushakov said it would be "logical" for Trump and Putin to meet. Putin and Trump , who had their first face-to-face meeting in July to discuss allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, are both planning to attend this week's summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang. Read More »

Iran supply of missiles 'act of war': Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA-Last Saturday, approximately 17 Saudi princes and government officials were arrested after King Salman bin Abdul Aziz ordered what is being called an anti-corruption purge. In reaction to the missile, the Saudi-led coalition closed all air, land and sea ports to the impoverished country. One of the detainees is believed to be Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a businessman and hotel investor whose company, Kingdom Holding Co., is co-owner of New York's The Plaza Hotel and Four ... Read More »

NY says 'no' to constitutional convention

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Voters would have had final say; Each of the convention's proposals would have had to have been approved by a statewide vote. While Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and much of the Albany establishment opposed the measure, many good-government types said a constitutional convention would be the best way to break down institutional corruption in Albany by forcing changes in campaign finance and ethics laws that state legislature would never approve. Read More »

Solar scam case: Kerala CM Vijayan tables report in Assembly

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It said the Special Investigation Team probing the cases used "dubious methods" to ease Chandy out of the probe. Saritha case was that it was only for a Solar project that she contacted the chief minister and power minister Aryadan Mohammed directly and over the phone in Saritha's presence, the CM had called Aryadan on phone. Read More »

Dead grasshopper found in Vincent Van Gogh painting

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According to Schafer, it is not unusual to find this kind of material in paintings but the grasshopper discovery is crucial as it connects viewers with the painting style of Van Gogh and the season in which he drew the painting. The Museum staff was able to detect the insect during the study of paintings for the catalogue of French painting. That did not work in this case, though, as an examination by paleoentomologist Michael S. Read More »

WHAT?! Is Tiger Zinda Hai a copycat film?

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Tiger Zinda Hai will release on Dec 22. Ek Tha Tiger , of which Tiger Zinda Hai is a sequel, had won a lot of accolades from the audience for Salman's portrayal as a RAW agent. Says a source, "No other date is available before that". Besides, after December 22, there are no releases for two weeks and the makers want to cash in on that. Read More »

Delhi Congress forms human chain against demonetisation

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Adressing to gathering, O Ibobi Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had termed the demonetisation as a surgical strike against the black money and terrorism "but in reality it turned out to be the biggest financial scam". "Don't expect anything from this BJP government, as this party has always been with industrialists", he said. Unfazed by the opposition criticism, the BJP has claimed demonetization led to a cleaner economy . Read More »

Police official, two others killed in Pak

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However, the condition of two police officials remained critical. Shakeel was on his way to work in the provincial capital when the bomb exploded, targeting his vehicle, Balochistan police Inspector General Moazzam Jah told Reuters . Police are often targetted in terrorist attacks in Balochistan. The blast took place when the vehicle was on a routine patrol, leaving it completely damaged but fortunately, no loss of life happened. Read More »

Tokyo Hopes to Solidify Cooperation with Washington

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US President Donald Trump, while speaking at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo during the first leg of his five-country visit to Asia, said that he was unaware that there were so many countries in the world. Ivanka Trump's outfit was definitely eye-catching, with a notably short skirt. The US leader has previously threatened "fire and fury" against Pyongyang. Read More »

Australian-Iranian Senator racially abused in Melbourne

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They called him a terrorist . On Thursday, Dastyari told the Nine Network that what is now happening in politics is heading into a "very, very ugly place". Instead, she blamed Dastyari and called him "a little Mr Bean" and "a smartarse", The Guardian reports. The One Nation leader was unrepentant: "What a joke he's nothing but a pipsqueak". Read More »

Three US aircraft carriers set for joint drill near Korea

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The U.S. 7th Fleet, which announced the exercise, did not say where in the western Pacific the exercise will be conducted, but officials have said recently that it is meant to demonstrate U.S. North Korea will be at the top of the agenda as Trump tries to pressure Beijing into cracking down on Pyongyang. This is the first time three nuclear-powered aircraft carriers of the US Navy will be carrying out naval manoeuvres at the same time since 2007, though sometimes two such giant vessels can ... Read More »