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Atlantic hurricane season ends today

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The 2017 hurricane season will be remembered for its brutality and endurance, but also goes down in history as having the most accurate storm track forecasts since modern mapping of tropical cyclones began almost 50 years ago. There were 16 named storms in the Atlantic this year, according to the National Hurricane Center. Irma slammed through the Leeward Islands and grazed the northern coasts of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba before turning north into Florida. Read More »

Franken groped breast during USO photo op, another woman says

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Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles-based news anchor, came forward with the allegations in an op-ed published by KABC radio on Thursday that detailed an encounter with Franken during a tour of the Middle East to entertain USA troops in 2006. Franken also disputed Tweeden's account that he kissed Tweeden without consent, but apologized on Monday, saying: "I feel you have to respect the women's experience". Read More »

Tinubu accompanies Buhari to EU-AU summit in Abidjan

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The images from CNN, showing an auction of migrants as slaves in Libya has triggered worldwide indignation, become one of the major topics of the summit in Abidjan . The plan emerged from a meeting of United Nations officials, European Union leaders and government representatives from Chad, Niger, Morocco, Congo and Libya that was called by France on Wednesday. Read More »

Clouds arrive however, showers hold off until late Thursday

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Tonight, we will have clear skies with no chance of rain. Expect highs in the mid 60s during the afternoon with morning lows in the 40s. Highs will be in the upper 40s on Saturday and then pop back into the low 50s on Sunday , which is around or slightly above seasonable levels for early December. Read More »

[Update] War crimes court winds down with defendant's stunning death

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Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic said in an address on Thursday that Slobodan Praljak " would rather take his own life than live as a convict for the acts he firmly believed he hadn't committed ", AP reports. A 5-member ICTY appeals bench upheld Praljak's conviction on charges of crimes against humanity over persecution, murders and expulsions of Bosnian Muslims from territory captured by nationalist Bosnian Croats and the brutal imprisonment of wartime detainees. Read More »

Our universities and the tax plan

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Graduate students across the country staged a walkout Wednesday over the GOP tax plan. Universities often grant tuition waivers to attract doctoral students, mainly in the sciences, and allow them to pursue research while working as teaching or research assistants. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Four terrorists killed by security forces in Budgam

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Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Futlipora in Pakherpora area, 45 kms from here, following information about presence of militants in the area, an Army official said. An Army man has reportedly sustained injuries, media reports said. Ahmad was shifted to hospital in Srinagar , he added. It was reported that an army convoy which was carrying reinforcements to Futlipora village, was attacked with stones by a mob in Pakherpora Chowk when the gun battle was on in the ... Read More »

Geneva peace talks may start without Syrian regime

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The unexplained tardiness of Assad's delegation in Geneva appeared to reflect the government's displeasure with the opposition's insistence that Assad must step down at the start of an eventual transitional period in Syria. The decision last week by Syrian opposition groups to send a single delegation to Geneva raised hopes of a possible breakthrough. "Negotiations in Geneva can be prolonged, but at most until Saturday", a government source said. Read More »

Actor James Woods witnessed poker cage robbery in Vegas

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According to officers, the suspect fled the scene in a 2011 Silver Chevrolet Cruz. No one was injured and the suspect fled the premises. Law enforcement officials in Las Vegas are investigating a reported robbery at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip - which caught the eye of actor James Woods , who was gambling at the time. Read More »

US Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria Reaches Nearly 26000

A quarterly report from the Defense Manpower Data Center released in September found that there were 1,720 American troops in Syria. Even before Donald Trump was elected, the actual numbers were usually different - and nearly invariably higher - than those reported, as the USA used counted some troops as being on " temporary assignments " while others were on " overlapping rotations ". Read More »

Gillibrand eyes $154B 'Marshall-style' plan for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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The Post reported that San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who became a nationwide figure after the hurricane, supports Sanders' plan. "More than two months after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, half of the people there - American citizens all - still have no electricity", Sanders said. Read More »

Modi wave is diminishing; Cong will win in Gujarat: CM

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PM Modi also targeted the opposition party saying that Congress' development model is hand pumps and BJP's is Narmada Project. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader is now addressing a rally in Morbi as the campaign for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections gains momentum. Read More »

Nigerian Migrants Stranded In Libya Return Home

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Foreign Minister of the Republic of Chad and the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the "despicable acts" and called for "an immediate end" to these practices in a statement , Nov.18. Hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty or conflict travel to Libya each year, hoping to set off from the country's coast to Europe. "Hence these smuggling networks are killing, torturing, extorting and detaining migrants at will". Read More »

Archdiocese Sues DC Metro For Refusing To Run Christmas Ads

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However, the archdiocese's lawsuit noted that the agency has accepted ads for yoga and for the Salvation Army, a Protestant religious movement famous for its red kettle charitable campaigns ahead of Christmas . advertisements, Outfront Media, which rejected it within 24 hours. Several other supposedly controversial ads were previously banned by the transport system for violating the rule. Read More »

United Nations war crimes defendant claims to drink poison in court

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Ex-Bosnian Croat General Slobodan Praljak drank what his lawyer said was poison after the Hague war crimes tribunal upheld his sentence. One of the judges asked for the curtains to be brought down in the court during the ensuing panic. Several convictions for specific crimes for Prlic and the five others were reversed in the appeal, but president Judge Carmel Agius said "all six remain convicted of numerous and very serious crimes". Read More »

Senior Saudi prince freed 'after $1bn deal'

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A son of the deceased Saudi monarch King Abdullah, Prince Mutaib was once considered a contender for the throne. "May God prolong your life with health and wellness and keep you with us". Billionaire prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an global investor, was among those detained. He said the Public Prosecutor had also chose to release a number of individuals and to prosecute at least 5 individuals. Read More »

You Can Now 'Remix' Photos Sent to You on Instagram

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They can then respond back the same way until your conversation becomes a never-ending photo remix . Inside of version 24 for Android and iOS, Instagram is allowing friends to " remix " photos they receive from friends. After you click a picture and get ready to share it with a friend on the platform, you will get an option of sending the same with either Allow Replay or One View options. Read More »

Trump Retweets Controversial 'Britain First' Activist Jayda Fransen

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She was convicted a year ago of religiously aggravated harassment and fined after hurling abuse at a Muslim woman wearing a hijab. One video appears to show a Muslim smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary. A tweet from Fransen's account, which is verified by Twitter, appeared to celebrate the retweets. Within minutes, the accounts of leader Paul Golding, Britain First, and Jayda Fransen synchronised their tweets to read "THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP , HAS RETWEETED ... Read More »

Canadian man pleads guilty in massive Yahoo hack

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Two of the three Russians are officers in the Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, the FBI said; all three are at large in Russia while facing US charges for the hack. because of the breaches. Baratov was arrested in Hamilton, Ontario, and later agreed to forego an extradition hearing and face the United States charges. Read More »

'I'm Lashkar's biggest supporter, they like me too', says Pervez Musharraf

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A designated terrorist by the United Nations, Hafiz Saeed's release from the 10-month house arrest was slammed by the U.S., which has been pushing for more action from Pakistan to end the safe havens to terrorists on its soil. When asked if he "liked" JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, the former president said that he does and that he has met with him. "Yes, they are involved in Kashmir and in Kashmir, it is between we and India", he added. Read More »

Al Franken 'Can't Say' If More Accusers Will Come Forward

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I feel ashamed", Franken said . "This is not something I would intentionally do". "I can understand how some people would see it that way", Franken responded. "I'm someone who hugs people", he said. Over the past eight years, Franken built up a reputation as an advocate for women's issues, a foil to Trump administration appointees, and a powerhouse fundraiser who could draw crowds and donations across the country. Read More »

Suspected shooter dead after reports of shots fired in downtown Reno

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A SWAT team and the Washoe County Sheriff helicopter are on scene. "Reports of a possible active shooter in Downtown Reno", the Reno Police Department tweeted at 7:50 p.m. "Right now we have no reports of civilian casualties or injuries to officers", he said. "Once I realized what was happening I turned off all my lights, got on the police scanner, and hunkered down". Read More »

NY terror suspect pleads not guilty

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Saipov became a legal permanent USA resident in 2010 and was said to be a hard working truck driver and a "good guy" to those who knew him the first few years after he arrived. and elsewhere to seek revenge against the killing of Muslims in Iraq. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. All nine charges carry the possibility of the death penalty or life imprisonment, though it is unclear if prosecutors will seek the death penalty. Read More »