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United Kingdom 'to pay Iran £450m' to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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Writing on his Telegram account, Mr Baeedinejad said: "An outstanding debt owed by the United Kingdom to Tehran will be transferred to the Central Bank of Iran in the coming days". Officially, the UK Government does not make ransom payments. Iran paid up front for 1,750 Chieftain tanks and other vehicles, but most were never delivered because of sanctions imposed on Tehran after the revolution. Read More »

AWEA Concerned With House Tax Reform Bill Leaving Out PTC Agreement

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For months now, tax relief and tax reform have been front and center in Congress, and this week, we moved it one step closer toward the finish line. Several provisions in the sweeping tax plan approved by House Republicans this week will harm hospitals and the patients they serve, the American Hospital Association said . Read More »

IT team searches two rooms of Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden

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Poongundran was questioned for over 10 hours on Monday and appeared before I-T officials again on Friday, the source said, adding that the search at Poes Garden was connected to the documents recovered from his residence. He told mediapesons that he had sought the permission to be inside the Poes Garden residence as the counsel of VK Sasikala and he was awaiting permission from the I-T officials. Read More »

Iran accuses France of 'biased' policy as Hariri heads to Paris

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Speaking to Reuters, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said Thursday that the kingdom's actions in the Middle East were a response to what he called "Iranian aggression". But it has emerged the rival states are now sharing intelligence to "confront Iran" over fears of the Islamic republic's plans to establish dominance in the Middle East by stoking the ongoing conflict in Syria by backing Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Read More »

Children establish legacies on National Adoption Day

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She says it helps the children understand that even though their birth families don't have the ability to meet their needs, it does not mean they stopped loving them. According to Hughes, children come into the foster care system through no fault of their own due to abuse and neglect, leaving behind the only life they have ever known. Read More »

FDNY: 170 firefighters battle blaze in Upper Manhattan apartment

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Witnesses took to social media as black smoke could be seen from miles away . So far, no injuries or casualties connected to the fire are known. There is no word on what caused the fire. "These things can be replaced, material things, but a human life can't", according to CBS . The fire is believed to have spread to four alarms at the six-storey building. Read More »

Celtics rally from 17 down to beat Warriors, win streak at 14

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Jaylen Brown led the way with 18 points, while Al Horford (18 points), Irving (16 points), Jayson Tatum (12 points) and Marcus Morris (12 points) all did their part to secure the win. Curry sat for a long stretch after picking up his fourth foul early in the third quarter. "They were just tougher and smarter", said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Read More »

Thanksgiving meal cheapest in 5 years, according to new survey

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John Newton, AFBF director of market intelligence. "The dinner price has dropped for a second consecutive year which means New Yorkers can continue to enjoy a reasonably priced Thanksgiving meal", said Phyllis Couture, chair of the Farm Bureau's Promotion and Education Committee. Read More »

WH: Franken Admitted Wrongdoing, Trump Hasn't

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Reporters wanted to know if it was fair to suggest a similar investigation into Trump's past behavior, considering several women accused him of sexual misconduct - allegations which surfaced on the campaign trail a year ago. Franken and she had not asked Trump about the mistrial. Following the emergence of numerous allegations in 2016, Trump repeatedly pledged that he would sue the women who alleged he sexually abused them. Read More »

Judge Writes Unsolicited Post About '50 Very Attractive Females' He's Slept With

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O'Neill continues on to claim he's slept with an estimated "50 very attractive females" including a "gorgeous blonde" and "a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland". "And what my post demonstrates is, I'm a real person". Al Franken (D-Minn.) of forcibly kissing her during a USO tour in 2006 and groping her breasts while she was sleeping on a plane during the trip home. Read More »

BJP leader, his guard killed as Noida bikers rain bullets on vehicle

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A girl who was hit by the vehicle as it crashed by the side of the road also died from her injuries, news agency ANI said. The motive behind the attack was not immediately known. Senior Superintendent of Police Love Kumar said the initial investigation suggested that shooters were hired to kill Yadav, whose father and brother were murdered 25 years ago. Read More »

Man Discussing Church Shootings Accidentally Shoots Self in Church

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Gun control is a hot-button issue in the United States, so I applaud First United Methodist Church in Tennessee for having an open discussion on church shootings, one of which took nearly 30 lives in Texas earlier this month. The man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion about a previous church shooting. The bullet struck the palm of the man's hand, hit the left side of his wife's abdomen and exited the right side. Read More »

Argentina: Navy submarine has gone missing, 44 crew members on board

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At least 44 crew members were on board, state-run news agency Telam reported Friday. "We have not yet been able to find it nor have contact, either visual or by radar, with the submarine Ara San Juan", whose home port usual is the naval base of Mar del Plata", said at a press conference Enrique Balbi, a spokesman for the Navy. Read More »

China: No policy change on N. Korea

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Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea , the latest of Pyongyang's major trade partners to cut commercial ties under toughening United Nations sanctions over its weapons program, a customs notice obtained on Thursday showed. Read More »

Following car-ramming attack, IDF encircled village of terrorist

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Over the past several hours, a number of senior-level IDF commanders arrived at the scene of the attack and spoke to the soldiers on the ground. "The assailant proceeded by exiting the vehicle, armed with a knife, and attempted to stab (Israeli) soldiers", it added, saying he was shot and "severely injured" before harming anyone. Read More »

Buckinghamshire incident: Plane and helicopter crash mid-air

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Fire and ambulance services rushed to the scene near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. The crash is understood to have happened close to Waddesdon Manor, though a spokeswoman for the estate said it had not happened "on its grounds". "Disruption to road network around Waddesdon likely for the rest of the day". The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said they were sending a team to investigate reports that a mid-air collision had occurred. Read More »

Erdogan: Turkey withdraws its servicemen from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercises

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Erdogan said in a televised speech to ruling party members he had ordered the troops to be removed from the exercise after an incident today deemed offensive to himself and the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk . "The incidents were the result of an individual's actions and do not reflect the views of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation". He added that the individual was removed from the exercise and an investigation was underway. Read More »

US House misses opportunity; bill would cripple wind power

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Safavian went on to hail the Senate Finance Committee's "leadership in moving tax reform towards the finish line". College athletic administrators are anxious that proposed reforms in the House's tax bill, which passed Thursday, will have major effects on their programs' funding. Read More »

European Union leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubt

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The Union's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said he needs to hear more from Britain on three key divorce conditions, including the financial settlement, by the start of next month if the EU is to be in a position for all 27 other national leaders to trigger the second phase at a summit on December 14-15. Read More »

Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held town

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However, pockets of resistance still exist and the group does control some territory in the deserts of western Iraq, reports CNN. "The troops and militia units, supported by the global coalition's aircraft, have fully liberated the town of Rawa from the IS group", the Alsumaria TV channel cited him as saying. Read More »

BJP announces Gujarat first list, 6 defecting Congress MLAs get tickets

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The names were finalized by BJP's Central Election Committee, which met on Wednesday. Then there was the consideration of avoiding a possible rebellion by ticket hopefuls if their aspirations were not fulfilled. Five Congress MLAs who changed over to the BJP in August - Raghavjibhai Patel, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Ramsinh Parmar, Mansinh Chauhan, and C.K. Raulji - have been given tickets from their constituencies. Read More »

High rise tower block is engulfed in flames in Belfast, Ireland

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Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Group Commander Geoff Somerville explained that the fire was not similar to the fire that killed 71 people in Grenfell Tower previous year. "Especially after the Grenfell Tower accident the main question and the main concern of mine is the fact why didn't the alarms go off, with such a big fire, on every floor?" he said. Read More »

CPI claims on minister Thomas Chandy quitting empty: NCP

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Peethambaran Master said his party was not in a hurry to get back to Cabinet and would wait for judicial commission verdict on former minister A.K. Saseendran's honey trap case and outcome of Chandy's petition in the court. It has become clear that Chandy attending the Cabinet meet was in violation of the Constitution and democratic ethics, and this had resulted in the party taking a decision to keep away from it, Rajendran said. Read More »

Rain showers early tonight, with sunshine for Thursday

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The higher end of that will likely be in the Snow Belt. Showers will continue through Saturday morning with temperatures dropping off after that. Winds will start cranking today SSW 7-17 miles per hour gusting over 20 miles per hour at times. Read More »

Twenty injured by fire in Philadelphia-area seniors' residence

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A massive fire engulfed a senior living facility west of Philadelphia on Thursday night, sending emergency responders scrambling to remove patients from the large complex. An employee who was inside the building said staff rushed into residents' rooms when they realized the scope of the fire, which went to 5 alarms. According to its website , Barclay Friends offers various levels of care including memory care, skilled nursing and post-acute rehab. Read More »

Mueller Issued Subpoena To Trump Campaign Officials In October

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According to the report , the subpoenas were issued in mid-October and the campaign officials have been providing documents to the investigation having to do with the Russian government. The special counsel had previously received the information that had already been handed over to Congress, but investigators felt there were things they didn't see. Read More »

SADC Troika Assesses Situation in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean soldiers "had obviously attempted to take power". "I hope that [it] will be able to lead to a political and democratic solution and that the next elections that are scheduled are free and fair elections for the people of Zimbabwe to choose their own future", he added. Read More »

US Justice Dept. warns VT and Burlington over immigration enforcement

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The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to force so-called " sanctuary cities" to comply with federal law. But he also did not block a Justice Department requirement that cities applying for grants certify that they are in compliance with an existing law, Section 1373 , that restricts cities from withholding certain information about a person's citizenship status from DHS officials. Read More »

Hyundai Plans to Release 8 New Crossovers by 2020

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While the Kona went on sale here in October and is also expected to be fitted with an electrified powertrain, we know Hyundai will release a new-generation fuel-cell (FCV) SUV , a facelifted Tucson medium SUV and an all-new Santa Fe large SUV , which should also bring an electrified powertrain option, globally next year. Read More »

Police Arrested Mother in Case of Sherin Mathews Dead

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Detectives found out that Sini left her daughter home alone while she and her husband, Wesley Mathews, went to dinner on October 6 with their biological daughter, reports said. Wesley Mathews, who was initially arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bail. The 37-year-old father said that, when he could never again feel Sherin's heartbeat, he "trusted she had kicked the bucket" and expelled the young lady's body from the house. Read More »

DuPont activist shareholder Peltz claims victory in battle for P&G board seat

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Peltz launched the proxy fight in July and in September published a white paper outlining his reasons for seeking a seat on P&G's board. Trian said, "Trian greatly appreciates the support we have received, and we are gratified that the Independent Inspector's tabulation shows that shareholders have elected Nelson Peltz to the P&G Board of Directors". Read More »