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Cary dancers ready for Macy's parade performance

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NBC is the parade's official broadcaster, and they'll be airing the entire event with Today show hosts Matt Lauer , Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker . Back on the ground, look out for "The Colonel's Road Trip To NYC" float by KFC, a "Winter Wonderland" display from Delta Air Lines, a "Parade Day Mischief" float from Sour Patch Kids, and a "Tom Turkey" float from Bravo's Top Chef . Read More »

1 boy killed, 5 others injured in shooting on Cleveland's east side

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced late Friday that the 15-year-old was stopped near Buffalo, New York. Five other teenagers were injured in the shooting. Police Chief Calvin Williams has sent his condolences to the family of the dead child, who hasn't been publicly identified. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has also appealed for the public's help. Read More »

Putin signs "foreign agents" media law

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The move is Russia's retaliation after state-funded RT television was registered with the U.S. Justice Department as a foreign agent following pressure from Washington. Boente said in a statement at the time. The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, funded by the US Congress, are the first foreign media to have been warned by Moscow they may need to register under the new classification. Read More »

Tenth day passes but still no trace of lost Argentine submarine

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The submarine was en route to Mar del Plata when it reported an electrical malfunction shortly before disappearing last week - prompting a massive search effort in a race against the clock. More than a dozen airplanes and ships have been participating in the multinational search despite stormy weather that has caused waves of more than 20 feet. Read More »

PLO office in Washington to stay open for 90 days until reevaluation

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With regard to the PLO office in the US, Erekat pointed out that its licence expired on 18 November but it has not been renewed by the State Department. The spokesperson of Abbas' Fatah Party, Nasser Quadwa, told Xinhua on Saturday that anti-Palestine laws in the United States are used by pro-Israeli lobbies against the PLO representation in the country. Read More »

Thousands flee as Bali volcano threatens to erupt

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A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted for the second time in a week on Saturday, disrupting global flights even as authorities said the island remains safe. Villages close to the volcano were coated in a thin layer of ash. It is being described as significantly stronger than the first eruption on Tuesday. Read More »

Iran Guards Warn 'Hezbollah Must be Armed'

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Hariri had announced he would step down on November 4, from Saudi Arabia, citing fears for his life and the growing influence of Hezbollah and its patron, Iran. Preliminary talks have already been held with the Syrian government over the issue. He also defended the Regime's ballistic missile programme claiming that it was for defensive purposes only despite much evidence against. Read More »

White House: Transition at consumer agency will go smoothly

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In a resignation letter sent to Trump on Friday, Cordray repeated earlier statements that the watchdog has returned almost $12 billion to more than 30 million consumers cheated or mistreated by financial companies. Mulvaney is a long-time critic of the CFPB, and has wanted the agency's authority significantly curtailed. The vote was criticized by many US Democrats as a sop to Wall Street. Read More »

Mehbooba condemns killing of soldier in Shopian

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In May, Lt Umar Fayaz was killed in the same area after terrorists kidnapped him from a marriage party in Kulgam district. The police have initiated investigation into the murder and the hunt for the unidentified gunmen is on, officials said. Read More »

"I'm not forcefully converted, want to live with husband", says Hadiya

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Continuing on her stand, Umar said that the apex court should see that "if we allow 18-year-olds to vote, to choose their representatives, then they do have the right to choose their life-partner". Sheffin Jahan met Hadiya through an ad she placed on an Islamist matrimonial website affiliated to the Popluar Front of India, a Kerala outfit accused of terror links by the NIA . Read More »

Hyderabad all dolled up for Ivanka Trump

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Ivanka is leading a delegation of American officials, women entrepreneurs and businessmen for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES), which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28. "No one higher than the deputy assistant secretary is allowed to participate". 'They (Tillerson and his staff) won't send someone senior because they don't want to bolster Ivanka. Read More »

LeBron James joins rare Hall of Fame company with latest triple-double

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James had 27 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists, J.R. Smith made the tiebreaking free throw with 48 seconds left, and Cleveland extended its winning streak to seven straight with a 100-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets . Rose update: Point guard Derrick Rose has left the Cavaliers to attend to a personal matter, a team spokesman said. He's with the team in Cleveland, which suggests it's not a significant concern. Read More »

Ahsan Iqbal rejects 'unlawful' demands of Islamabad protesters

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The mass protest, plus the recent gains of two new Islamist parties in Pakistan, demonstrated the religious right's gathering strength ahead of what are expected to be tumultuous elections next year. "Death to blasphemers" is a central rallying cry for Tehreek-e-Laibak, which was born out of a protest movement lionising Mumtaz Qadri, a bodyguard of the governor of Punjab province who gunned down his boss in 2011 over his call to reform strict blasphemy laws. Read More »

Hotel fire on Georgia's Black Sea kills 11

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Among those being treated are three Turks and an Israeli, a spokesman for the Batumi University Clinic said. Eleven people died and 21 were injured, the ministry reported . Expressing condolences, he wished a speedy recovery to those who have been injured, thanked fire-fighters for risking their lives and expressed hope the investigation will soon determine the causes. Read More »

Wednesday forecast: sunny, high 58 with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour

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Tonight , it will be mostly clear, with a low of 45 and a light south southwest wind of 5 to 10 miles per hour in the evening, according to the weather service. Calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour. Tomorrow|Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s. Wednesday: A slight chance of rain. Read More »

Gabriel: I deserved more chances at Arsenal

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Chelsea and Manchester City have also been linked with the Arsenal ace, although Wilshere would struggle to force his way into the starting XI at both clubs. "He's got my number and he hasn't called me yet". But it is his Arsenal future that is most pressing and he said: "Me and the boss will probably have a conversation before then (January)". Read More »

Simple graphs tell a sad story about South Africa

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Standard & Poor's and Moody's are set to make their announcements on Friday. S&P also further lowered SA's long-term foreign currency debt to "BB" from 'BB+', meaning this debt is now on the second rung of non-investment grade. S&P announced the downgrade on Friday, citing a further deterioration in the country's economic outlook and public finances, and Moody's placed South Africa on review for a downgrade. Read More »

IAF trainer aircraft crashes near Siddipet in Telangana, woman pilot safe

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A court of Inquiry has been ordered into the cause of the crash, a defence release says. Both the crew was rushed to Siddipet government hospital and later shifted to a private hospital in the city. "The woman cadet is safe and is undergoing treatment". The aircraft got airborne from Hakimpet Air Force base on Thursday morning for a routine training sortie, and crashed around 11:45 am. Read More »

Elimination of Violence Against Women

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A special statement from the UN Secretary General will be delivered by his Special representative to Liberia Mr. Farid Zarif while the keynote address will be delivered by Madam Marie Goreth Nizigama, UN Women Country Representative. Government must also show commitment towards ending the concern by ensuring that funds are committed in the national budget for programmes and interventions on violence against women and children. Read More »

Trump hails United States troops in Thanksgiving message

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You weren't winning before. "They weren't letting you win", he said. 'It is an honor to speak with you all and give God thanks for the blessing of freedom and for the heroes who have this tremendous courage to defend us, ' Trump started off the call. Read More »

CANCELLED: FDLE issues missing child alert

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Logan Mott, 15, is an insulin-dependent student from Sandalwood High School and his grandmother, 52-year-old Kristina French, are both now missing. About 9 p.m., Jacksonville and beach police blocked off Seagate Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, near Fletcher Middle School and the Jacksonville Beach line (for those familiar with the area). Read More »

Donald Trump Says He Rejected 'Probably' Being Time's 'Person Of The Year'

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Andy Murray might not be best known for his sense of humour but he demonstrated his amusing side with a hilarious tweet aimed at United States president Donald Trump . "But I'm sure you still have that fake TIME cover somewhere in storage". The tradition began in 1927, with Charles Lindbergh named Man of the Year for becoming the first person to fly a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

Syrian opposition to name delegation to Geneva peace talks

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After their meeting on Wednesday, Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the Syrian government and moderate opposition to "participate constructively". However, in the final communique obtained by The Associated Press, opposition representatives said a peaceful and unbiased transition period will not be possible without Assad first leaving office. Read More »

Cool & Sunny Today, Mild Saturday

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Showers will be possible late Wednesday with our next cold front. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s with a mostly sunny sky and a 0% chance of rain. The models still aren't exactly sure what to make of this cold front just yet. Thursday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a few light showers possible as that cold front moves through. Read More »

Beijing police probe nursery over abuse allegations (CTRP)

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One father told state broadcaster CCTV that his child told him students were given two white pills to "go to sleep", every day after lunch, according to the BBC . RYB immediately provided the security monitoring content and surveillance devices to police authorities, suspended the staff who allegedly were involved, and will continue to take all other necessary measures to promptly cooperate with police and other authorities on the investigation. Read More »

Turkey claims Trump promised to stop supplying weapons to Kurdish YPG

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Whatever happens tomorrow is based on the circumstances. "The doors of politics, as you are aware, are always open until the last moment", Erdogan added. Turkey considers the YPG to be an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey's southeast and is designated a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union as well as Turkey. Read More »

Black Friday Deals Kick Off Early With A Side Of Brawls & Shootings

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AL.com also reports that the mall had planned on being open until midnight but closed about 40 minutes early due to the incident. Footage of the fight made its way to social media and can be seen below. The TV station reports between 10 to 15 police officers responded to the fights. He tells us the fight was personal in nature. Hoover Fire paramedics treated one victim on the scene for minor injuries sustained in a fight. Read More »

By-election in RK Nagar on Dec 21: EC

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The last date of nomination for the elections are December 4 and the last date for withdrawal of candidatures is December 7. The model code of conduct comes into effect from today, the EC said.The EC had allotted the symbol of "two leaves" to the ruling group headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday. Read More »

President Donald Trump takes aim at Olivier Vernon for national anthem protest

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The us president, Donald Trump has again criticized the NFL about the players who are protesting by keeping one knee on the ground during the national anthem of his country. And two days earlier, he wrote that Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch should be suspended after he sat during the anthem on Sunday. He then took aim at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: "The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging [sic] league". Read More »

Ratas in Brussels: Eastern Partnership not related to European Union enlargement

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Theresa May warned Europe must be "open eyed" about the threat from Russian Federation as she promised would help secure the eastern borders after Brexit . Among them 6 countries of the former USSR: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Armenia. "We acknowledge the European aspirations and European choice of the partners concerned, as stated in the Association Agreements", the European People's Party, the largest European-level political party of the center-right, wrote in its ... Read More »

Irish government 'likely to collapse before Brexit talks'

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This could lead to an Irish election . The Fianna Fail party says it will table a no-confidence motion in Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's deputy, Frances Fitzgerald, over her involvement in a long-running police scandal. The source declined to be named as the party's frontbench was due to hold an emergency meeting early on Friday to decide its next move. In the Irish Parliament on Wednesday, the main alternative to Mr Varadkar, Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin, accused the prime minister of ... Read More »

Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti announces amnesty for stone pelting offenders

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Meanwhile, the Centre's special representative on J&K Dineshwar Sharma, who had reportedly endorsed the amnesty proposal, is scheduled to visit the Valley again from November 26. Over 11,500 cases have been registered against stone pelters since July previous year when unrest broke out in Kashmir following the gunning down of Wani. Read More »

One Killed, 3 Injured in Bhiwandi Building Collapse

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At least 20 other people are feared trapped under the debris of the building in Navi Vasti locality, according to Asmita Nikam, District Disaster Management Control Officer. A senior civic official said that by around 10:00 am in the morning it was made a decision to call the National Disaster Response Force and two teams were organised. Read More »

COAS pays rich tribute to martyred AIG Ashraf Noor

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There were conflicting claims regarding the number of dead and injured in the blast, Dawn reported. One of his five guards died in hospital, the police chief said. Politician Imran Khan condemned the attack and tweeted: "Saddened to learn of the martyrdom of Additional IG KP, Ashraf Noor, in condemnable Peshawar blast". Read More »

Germany's SPD says open to coalition talks with other parties

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The party, which was a junior partner in Merkel's previous administration, has remained aloof from negotiations between the CDU/CSU, the left-wing Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats following September's federal election. Although some party members publicly backed Schulz, others questioned his hardline stance. Schulz made the remarks said during a brief news conference, shortly after the German president announced he would host a meeting next week with Schulz and Chancellor Angela ... Read More »