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Existing home sales underperformed in October

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For a second consecutive month in October, home sales declined slightly in CT from a year earlier even as markets across the Northeast stayed flat from October 2016. But construction rose just 2.4 percent from a year ago. Distressed sales5 - foreclosures and short sales - were 4 percent of sales in October, unchanged from last month and down from 5 percent year ago. Read More »

Ratko Mladic sentenced to life imprisonment

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A Serbian general has been thrown out of a courtroom after he shouted at a judge delivering a verdict that he is guilty of war crimes. Caught after 16 years on the run, Mladic was found guilty of the 1995 massacre in northeastern Srebrenica, where troops under his command slaughtered nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys. Read More »

Thomas Cook UK earnings dive amid Spanish price war

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Thomas Cook generated revenues of £9.007bn in the year to 30 September 2017, up from £7.81bn 12 months earlier. "By delivering what we promised on strategy, we've inspired more customers to choose our holidays for their hard-earned weeks in the sun, while at the same time transforming the scale of the opportunity ahead for the group", said Thomas Cook chief executive Peter Fankhauser. Read More »

Tracking the busy travel day weather

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The showers will likely last into the late morning before pulling off the coast during the midday. A few flurries or snow showers are possible in the pre-dawn hours. Overnight lows throughout the period will be in the mid- to low 50s, the weather service said. SUNDAY: Sunny and slightly cooler. This will help to create instability in the atmosphere with building clouds. Read More »

German police present stolen John Lennon diaries

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Police arrested a man in Berlin on Monday suspected of receiving the 86 stolen items, which include Lennon's last diary that ended on the day he was shot and killed in NY on December 8, 1980. The police said Ms. Ono helped the authorities identify the items as belonging to her husband, and they started an investigation into suspected fraud and the handling of stolen goods. Read More »

PISA results: Finland near top in group problem-solving

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This means that UK students performed at similar levels to their peers in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States, but behind others such as those in Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. The gap of 26 points is close to the average across OECD countries, where girls score 29 points higher than boys. The study said girls were more likely to report that they valued relationships, while boys were more likely to value teamwork. Read More »

Pakistan Court Orders Release of Hafiz Saeed

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On Tuesday, the province's home department had informed the judicial body that Saeed's release could lead to imposition of worldwide sanctions on Pakistan. The court that ordered his release rejected the Pakistani government's request to extend his house arrest by three months. He was initially put under house arrest for 90 days but the period was later extended more than one time. Read More »

Nick Cave playing Israel shows to "take a stand" against censorship

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Last month, proponents of the BDS movement, led by Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters , sent an open letter to Cave full of misinformation and outright lies in an attempt to guilt the artist into cancelling the show. He continued. " Israel spends hundreds of millions of dollars on hasbara, and its side of the argument gets broadcast loud and clear". "People around the world will be surprised to read that Cave has chosen not to speak out about the trial of the Palestinian poet Dareen ... Read More »

Vote Leave Might Have Broken Election Spending Laws During The EU Referendum

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Vote Leave's spending return will also be investigated , as well as whether the campaign breached its spending limit. Cambridge Analytica's involvement with Leave.EU is unclear. Both Grimes and Vote Leave are being looked at by electoral law officials . The investigation has been opened after a review of previous assessments that the Electoral Commission conducted in February and March 2017, where it initially decided no further action was needed. Read More »

US Navy aircraft with 11 on board crashes into ocean off Okinawa

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A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, the U.S. In this June 18, 2017, handout provided by the U.S. Navy, a combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Read More »

US, Israel Could be Plotting to Disintegrate Saudi Arabia by 2030

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Syria denounced on Tuesday what happened at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Arab League countries, criticizing the bad situation the League has stooped to. Arab foreign ministers gathered at Saudi Arabia's request for an extraordinary meeting to discuss alleged "violations" committed by Iran in the region, but the foreign ministers of Lebanon, Iraq and Syria were not in attendance. Read More »

Fortis case: Hospital under government scanner after kid's death

In his tweet, Chandrashekhar claimed that there was a "need to evolve regulation to protect patients and consumers from profiteering and exploitation by private hospitals ". "An amount of Rs 5,21,433 was paid by the insurance, and the balance Rs 10,37,889 was paid by the family of the child", the statement added. Summary: The family took her to Fortis Hospital in Gurgaon on August 31. Read More »

Tractor-trailer carrying elephants to Sarasota catches fire in Georgia

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The owners, firefighters said, got the elephants safely out of the trailer and onto the side of the highway. The animals were being taken to Sarasota, Florida from IN when the truck hauling them caught fire. She told ABC News no flash was used to take the picture due to concern of spooking the elephants. None of the animals were injured in the fire. The animals, who Chief Lesley Morgan described as "HUGE, but well behaved", were traveling to Sarasota, Fla., according to the fire department. Read More »

Scotland to be hit by double whammy of snow and 75mph winds

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Yellow warnings have been issued for Central Tayside & Fife, Strathclyde, Grampian and the Highlands & Eilean Siar, with 10-20cm of snow possible over higher ground. Between 25-50mm of "heavy and persistent" rain is expected to fall in parts of north west Wales. Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, as travel conditions are likely to be hard. Read More »

After Yuva Desh's chaiwallah meme, fingers pointed at another mocking tweet

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It showed Modi telling the two leaders about the Opposition's memes targeting him - " Aap logon ne dekha vipaksh mere kaise kaise maimai banvata hai? ". Party communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala tweeted, "INC strongly disapproves & rejects such humour through memes". It appears though that the "chaiwallah" row of 2014 (credit: Mani Shankar Aiyar) has come back to haunt the Congress ahead of a crucial election that they seemed to be closely contesting against the Bhartiya Janta Party. Read More »

China says opposes new U.S. sanctions over North Korea

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The video shows the soldier speeding down a tree-lined road, past dun-colored fields and shocked North Korean soldiers, who begin to run after him. However, Lee said he had been able to have extensive conversation with the North Korean man who had told him he defected to the South of his own free will. Read More »

Will Modi, Shah apologise for Bihar BJP chief Nityanad's comment: Congress

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I dare them to do it. "Each citizen of the country should be proud that the son of a poor family rose from humble beginnings to become India's prime minister". "Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi shared the stage with Rai at the event on Monday. Serve me as many notices as you can", she said. "I used the expression of breaking fingers and chopping hands as proverbs to convey that we would strongly deal with those who rise against the country's pride and security", he was quoted as saying. Read More »

White House makes reporters 'give thanks' before asking questions

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In a light-hearted moment during what can often be a contentious time, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders began her last press conference before the Thanksgiving holiday by asking reporters to follow her lead in stating something they were thankful for before asking their questions. Read More »

USA airstrike kills 100 Islamists in Somalia

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The raid on the camp 125 miles northwest of Mogadishu, the capital, was co-ordinated with Somalia's central government, the Pentagon said. Al-Shabaab has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and is dedicated to providing safe haven for terrorist attacks throughout the world. Read More »

Mueller is turning up the heat on Jared Kushner

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Trump is trying to pretend like the Russian Federation investigation doesn't exist, but it was reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner's contacts with foreign leaders. Trump's wall of plausible deniability has a big hole in it named Jared Kushner. Reuters reported earlier this year that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining whether Gorkov suggested to Kushner that Russian banks could finance Trump associates' business ventures if United States ... Read More »

Citizenship crisis: Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore resigns after announcing British citizenship

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I am heartbroken by this news. Senator Kakoscheke-Moore, elected on Nick Xenophon's Senate ticket, told reporters this afternoon she had received confirmation she had inherited British citizenship from her mother. 'I am therefore a British citizen'. "Other than to say the initial legal advice from the same legal team that represented me in the High Court successfully is that there are some important legal principles that have not yet been tested". Read More »

Journalist shot dead in Tripura by jawan

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West Tripura SP Abhijit Saptarshi was quoted by PTI as saying,"After reaching the spot, we found the journalist lying in a pool of blood". He was rushed to the Agartala Government Medical College where he was declared brought dead. "We strongly condemn the brutal killing of journalist.in Tripura". It meanwhile expressed solidarity to its Agartala counterpart and also conveyed condolences to bereaved family. Read More »

TX Border Patrol Agent May Have Fallen to Death

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Agent Rogelio Martinez died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained while on patrol in the Big Bend area. They provided the injured Agents with immediate medical care and transported them to a local Van Horn hospital. Martinez's mother, Elvia Martinez, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she and her husband are also awaiting more information. "He was a very accomplished person and loved his work", she said tearfully. Read More »

Ousted Zimbabwe deputy president asks Mugabe to resign

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It is an extraordinary end for the world's oldest head of state after 37 years in power. Morgan Tsvangirai's opposition Movement for Democratic Change party said that both parties had agreed to impeach Mugabe. Protesters march calling for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down in Cape Town, South Africa, November 18, 2017. During the proceedings, delegates began shouting "Mugabe must go!" "If [Mugabe] continues to dig in, in defiance of the will of the people, he might suffer ... Read More »

Suspected New York Bike Path Attacker Charged

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Acting US Attorney Joon H. Kim said "scores of videos and images on his cellphone" will be part of the evidence in the case against Saipov. The Patterson, NJ, resident was arrested on Halloween after he allegedly killed eight people and inured a dozen by speeding over a popular bike-only path in lower Manhattan in a rental truck. Read More »

Iraqi Federal Court nullifies 'unconstitutional' Kurdish referendum

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Monday's legal move was the latest stage in a crisis sparked by the referendum, which resulted in a resounding "yes" vote for independence in the Kurdish area. A deputy from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic party, Fares al-Briykakani said that the court decision "opens the door for real dialogue between Baghdad and Irbil", adding that the ruling was binding. Read More »

Crocodile on Florida beach moved to 'suitable habitat'

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Miranda Grossman of the Hollywood Police Department told Patch that she can't remember another call involving a crocodile on the beach. November 20, 2017: A 6-foot crocodile rests along Hollywood Beach near the Dania Beach pier in Hollywood, Fla . Read More »

EA Announces Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Expansion Launch Date

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There will also be six new firearms and two melee weapons to add to your arsenal. As with before, Premium Pass holders have a two weeks head start with each new expansion. These new maps also introduce the L-Class Destroyer - a Royal Navy ship used throughout the First World War. From November 22-December 4 and December 8-10, free trials of previous expansions They Shall Not Pass and Name of the Tsar will be available in the game, allowing players to fight with or against the French ... Read More »

Wyoming BLM Offices Issue Permits To Cut Christmas Trees

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Only Oregon exports more trees each year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. You may be able to get approximate prices from the farm before you set out to cut the tree. The tree-sellers told us they have also noticed an across-the-board price rise of approximately 10% in wholesale and retail prices after many years of recession-led cheaper trees. Read More »

DOJ Investigating Harvard Over Affirmative-Action Policies

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Bhargava recently held fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School, but she said she is not now affiliated with the school. But these more recent letters from the Justice Department, first reported by The Wall Street Journal , mark the first confirmation that the school is now under investigation. Read More »