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Newtown families seek to hold gun maker accountable in CT court

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On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza , 20, shot and killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Newtown , Connecticut school, before turning the gun on himself. In a brief submitted to the Connecticut Supreme Court , attorneys representing 10 Sandy Hook families contend that in order to boost sales, gun manufacturer Remington targeted a "younger demographic" by "linking the AR-15 to macho vigilantism and military-style insurrection". Read More »

Too late' says Yogi Adityanath on Sri Sri Ravishanker mediation efforts

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The AoL founder had on Wednesday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow . He told reporters, "It is a long-drawn process and it will take a couple of months before anything concrete comes up". Das said this proposal was given to him when he visited Bengaluru on November 11 to meet Ravi Shankar. Adityanath also said that he was ready to provide all necessary support to stakeholders involved in negotiations. Read More »

Australian Politician Blames Hackers For Alleged 'Like' Of Gay Porn Tweet

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An Australian government minister has said hackers are responsible for a "like" on his Twitter account to a pornographic video. Mr Pyne tweeted this morning. "We want to make sure that important military and defence information can't be hacked..." He wrote: "Deeply concerned about national security implications of hacking of Pyne's social media account". Read More »

Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown

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The White House says Trump spoke to Duterte about human rights behind closed doors. In the latter he met with president Rodrigo Duterte , who has been accused of widespread human rights abuses. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said human rights came up "briefly" in the context of the Philippines' fight against illegal drugs. President Trump set out with the objective of uniting allies like the Japanese, and courting the Red Chinese, to get behind the administration's hard line ... Read More »

United States blocks humanitarian aid for Iran's natural disaster victims

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The Iranian Red Crescent Society has deployed 16 response teams, 31 sniffer dog teams, 41 debris removing teams, 48 emergency sheltering teams and nine emergency treatment teams in the hardest-hit areas. Homes and buildings had extensive structural damage, he said . "We need shelter.it is getting colder". "Heavy waves of propaganda against Mehr are aimed at covering up the weakness and inefficiency of the [Rouhani] administration in helping quake-hit people", he said. Read More »

Washington tells Ankara that Turkish businessman Zarrab's health is 'good'

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There was speculation in Turkish media after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website showed that Zarrab was released from prison on November 8. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters that the first diplomatic note about Zerrab's condition was issued three or four days ago and the Turkish authorities pushed the USA once again to receive an answer. Read More »

Kushner didn't hand over Russia, WikiLeaks-related documents to Senate committee

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Dianne Feinstein of California, the committee's senior Democrat, sent a joint letter to Lowell to inform him that the set of documents they received from Kushner earlier this month was incomplete. "Mr. Kushner and we have been responsive to all requests", Lowell said in a statement. They also said accepted Lowell's offer to allow the committee, at his office, to review unredacted copies of the documents that Kushner has already provided. Read More »

9 out of 10 Indians approve of Narendra Modi, says Pew survey

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Prime minister Narendra Modi's popularity remains Teflon-coated. The survey was conducted between 21 February and 10 March-a little more than three months after Modi announced demonetisation of Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes on 8 November to curb corruption and unearth black money. Read More »

South Korea rattled by rare 5.4-magnitude natural disaster

A 5.4 magnitude quake shook South Korea's southeastern coastal region Wednesday afternoon, breaking some windows and crumbling walls near the epicenter. Though weaker than last year's magnitude 5.8 quake in Gyeongju, the actual damage was much greater in Pohang, as the epicenter was closer to the surface. Read More »

Judge Declares Mistrial in Menendez Corruption Trial

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After receiving Thursday's note, U.S. District Court Judge William Walls chose to interview the foreman and at least one other juror in chambers, in the presence of the lawyers on the case. CNN noted that the mistrial is "a blow" to the Justice Department after a almost five-year investigation, but also denies Menendez a "clear vindication" in the case. Read More »

Franken apologizes after groping allegation: 'I shouldn't have done it'

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This comes as Senate Republicans have called for Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore to drop out in the wake of allegations he sexual assaulted two women decades ago. "I wanted to shout my story to the world with a megaphone to anyone who would listen, but even as angry as I was, I was anxious about the potential backlash and damage going public might have on my career as a broadcaster", Tweeden wrote, noting she told her boyfriend, who is now her husband. Read More »

Faculty votes 'no' to offer

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This past weekend, the Ontario Labour Relations Board set vote dates for November 14 to 16 for members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) to decide whether they want to accept the offer from the College Employee Council (CEC). Read More »

Teens Escape From New Jersey Juvenile Detention Center, Crash Guard's Stolen Car

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The teens then fled on foot, wearing little clothing. The other three escapees were captured in Bridgeton, New Jersey, which is more than 35 miles away from the facility. Police are still searching for Michael Huggins who was one of four juveniles who overpowered a corrections officer and fled an detention center in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey on Wednesday. Read More »

Missouri Deer Harvest Numbers Down Slightly Opening Weekend

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As hunters across the state head to deer camp, deer blinds or a tree-stand, Opening Day in MI brings with it not only generations worth of traditions, but also significant economic impact in the state. Hunters a year ago registered 173,213 deer between the three seasons, the DNR said. That's a huge difference from the 2016 opening weekend which was warm and sunny with highs in the low 80s followed by mild temperatures through the second weekend. Read More »

Pakistan's Hafeez suspended over illegal bowling action

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However, Hafeez may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the aegis of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) under Article 11.5. Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been suspended from bowling in global cricket with immediate effect by the ICC , after his action was found illegal in an independent assessment. Read More »

UK Reportedly Preparing To Transfer 400 Million Pounds To Iran

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Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, Richard Ratcliffe, met with Johnson on Tuesday and asked him to secure him a safe passage to Iran. The Ministry of Defence had announced in 2010 that it would return the money which was paid upfront by the former regime of the Shah of Iran for a huge consignment of tanks and support vehicles in the 1970s. Read More »

Drake shouts at a fan for groping girls

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The concert was paused for several seconds while security officers tracked down the fan, The Sydney Morning Herald reported . The performer pointed at the man, let him know it wasn't acceptable and he would not let it continue. As one of the most successful male artists in the world, it's fun to laugh with and at Drake . "I got this close to Drake threatening to jump into the crowd to start a fight with a guy groping a woman in the audience", reads the caption. Read More »

"Fuck Trump" Bumper Sticker Breaks Law, Says Republican Sheriff

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It's controversial because many believe there's nothing wrong with the sticker and the driver is just expressing his right to free speech. The 46-year-old said she has no plans to come forward or accept any form of punishment. When Rare reached for comment, a representative for the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office responded by saying, "Sorry but at this time we are not sending out a press release and we will not be sharing the name of the person who owns the truck". Read More »

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army clears itself of wrongdoing

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Washington's top diplomat on Wednesday said he would not yet push for sanctions against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, but he called for an independent investigation into "credible" reports that soldiers committed atrocities against the Muslim minority. Read More »

Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolves main opposition party

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The judge hearing the case is a member of the ruling party, and is expected to rule in the government's favour. The nine-member court said the refusal to send lawyers was effectively an admission of guilt. On Nov. 14, the crackdown on the Cambodian opposition was raised with Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn by United States officials. Speaking in London just before the verdict, she said there were no plans to launch demonstrations immediately. Read More »

Trump Administration Allows Killing Of Elephants In Africa

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But last week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke created the " International Wildlife Conservation Council ", which advised him that reversing bans such as the elephant trophy ban will provide economic benefits from "U.S. 'These positive findings for Zimbabwe and Zambia demonstrate that the Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes that hunting is beneficial to wildlife and that these range countries know how to manage their elephant populations, ' President Paul Babaz said in a statement. Read More »

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

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Locals walk through the flood damage in Mandra, northwest of Athens, Greece. Walls have been swept away, buildings collapsed and roads filled with rubble, as cars and trucks were thrown across streets and into fences. The coast guard recovered the bodies of two more men believed to have been swept out to sea by the flood. There were fears the death toll could rise further as rescue crews searched flooded homes and streets on the western outskirts of Athens.The flooding came after a severe ... Read More »

Doctor's scalpel hangs over Siddaramaiah's medical bill

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Alleging the proposed KPME Act amendments as "detrimental" to the medical profession, doctors announced complete shutdown of the out-patient services. The crippling of medical services led to the furore in the Karnataka Assembly, presently in progress in Belagavi. The private doctors are against the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill. Read More »

Volvo's parent firm Geely to buy United States flying-car startup Terrafugia

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However, Terrafugia is not some latecomer to the flying vehicle business like Google's Larry Page or Uber. The company very confidently states that it will deliver a flying auto to the market by 2019. The price tag of the acquisition has not been disclosed, but Geely will acquire all outstanding shares and appoint three board members including Nathan Yu Ning, its vice president of worldwide business. Read More »

Kate Middleton reveals Prince William struggled as a first time parent

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Prince William has always been a doting dad to both his children and it was he who took Prince George to his very first day of school at the prestigious Thomas's School Battersea. "She was saying how George likes helicopters, she was saying about the top floor of the Science Museum where the helicopters are", she told Hello! "She seems genuinely very interested". Read More »

Self-restraint vital in defusing South China Sea tension

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The group may commence negotiations in March 2018 in Vietnam. President Donald Trump offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, although it's not clear how serious the offer was. Batongbacal was referring to the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Joint Communique in August, which was the first document from the regional bloc that acknowledged the importance of global law, raised concern on land reclamation, and emphasized non-militarization in the South China Sea. Read More »

Chinese coal fuels rise in global carbon emissions

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This is a window into the future. "We need to reach a peak in global emissions in the next few years and drive emissions down rapidly afterwards to address climate change and limit its impacts". "The slowdown in emissions growth from 2014 to 2016 was always a delicate balance, and the likely 2% increase in 2017 clearly demonstrates that we can't take the recent slowdown for granted", said Robbie Andrew, a senior researcher at Cicero in Oslo and co-author of the studies. Read More »

Three Terrorists Arrested In Jammu And Kashmir's Kulgam District

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Divulging details about the Kund gunfight that has been going on for last few days, IGP said that they have arrested three militants including an injured militant. He said that Atta was arrested in the injured state and is presently hospitalized. Meanwhile, the neutralised terrorist has been identified as Muzammil Manzoor Dar. Read More »

British YouTuber criticised for allegedly price-gouging Christmas calendar

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Zoella - who is dating co-blogger Alfie Deyes - has a huge social media following with 11.2 million fans on Instagram and 11.7 million on Twitter , and many are teenagers and young girls. "We will be offering the product at half price during our Christmas promotion, where the calendar will be on sale for £25 from Thursday November 16". Read More »

'PM Modi-Trump meet shows Indo-US strategic convergence'

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Finally, Mr. Modi's speech to ASEAN vowed to bring India's economic and business ties with the region up to the level of their "exceptionally good political and people-to-people relations". In 2016, the Obama administration elevated India to the level of a "Major Defense Partner", a status afforded only to New Delhi that gives it access to sensitive USA defense technology at the same level as US allies. Read More »