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Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena dismisses parliament

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The dissolution is the latest twist in a constitutional crisis that began October 26 when Sirisena unexpectedly fired Ranil Wickremesinghe , who served since 2015 as prime minister in a unity government with Sirisena. 01 of 1981". "It was a follow-up action to the executive's earlier actions - removing the prime minister, appointing a new prime minister and proroguing parliament". Read More »

Fatal stabbing in Melbourne 'linked to terrorism'

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A vehicle was seen burning on the northern strip of Bourke Street near the Target store, and a man was shot by police after an alleged stabbing, according to the Age . "They're all very angry ... because it brings a bad impact to the community", he said. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the national terrorism advisory remained at "probable" , the midpoint of a five-tier system, and told reporters in Sydney that radical Islam was the issue. Read More »

India will not hold talks with Taliban: MEA

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Pakistan's foreign office has confirmed Islamabad's participation in the talks. "And we made it very clear that our participation at the meeting will be at the non-official level", Mr. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov , its aim is to establish a wide inter-Afghan dialogue aimed at promoting national reconciliation, and defeating the threat of the Islamic State group to the countries of the region. Read More »

Nine dead in California wildfires, tens of thousands forced to flee

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Meanwhile, another wildfire in southern California was threatening 75,000 homes and more than 200,000 people were under mandatory evacuation early on Saturday. "The whole town is burning", Bob Van Camp, a Paradise resident who escaped on his motorbike, told local TV channel Action News Now. "All of it is engulfed in flames right now". Read More »

USA and China to Hold Security Talks Amid Trade Tensions

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China expects the USA "to respect China's security interests in the Asia-Pacific, China's sovereignty and development interests", Yang said Friday. The disputed sea is a major Asian trade route, where Beijing has landfilled areas for military infrastructure. Read More »

Delhi bans trucks as megacity chokes

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Delhi's air quality is expected to remain in this category over the next two days as the smoke emitted by fire crackers has slowed down the process of pollutant dispersion, the agency said. A thick cloud of toxic smog almost 10 times the recommended limit continued to envelop Delhi on Friday as the air quality deteriorated and was. recorded under "hazardous" category. Read More »

'Germany, France, Britain, US and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes'

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The audio appears to have been obtained by the bugging of the Saudi consulate, which is in contravention of the Vienna Convention and therefore illegal under worldwide law. "I'm unable to express my sorrow to learn about dissolving your body Jamal!" Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Erdogan, suggested last week the body may have been dissolved in acid. Read More »

Malibu fire rages through coastal homes

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Thirty-thousand people have been evacuated so far and the number of evacuees is expected to rise as embers push ahead of the fire. The blaze began early on Thursday and quickly charred 18,000 acres (3,237 hectares), forcing the evacuation of the 27,000 residents of Paradise, about 85 miles (240 km) north of Sacramento, Cal Fire said in a statement. Read More »

Trump Begins Paris Visit With Attack on France’s Emmanuel Macron

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For Sunday's anniversary, Trump was to join world leaders at a ceremony in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. Trump sent a tweet calling Macron's proposal "very insulting" as the US president's plane landed Friday evening for celebrations with world leaders commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Read More »

Did Trump's White House published a doctored video?

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The two disagreed, however, with the White House's assertion that Acosta somehow "manhandled the intern", an accusation they said made them wonder if the White House was looking to pick a fight. Ryan also shared her own statement via Twitter , writing, "I love this country and have the most respect for the Office of the President". "I think Jim Acosta is a very unprofessional man-he does this with everybody". Read More »

California wildfires force hundreds of thousands to evacuate, claim lives

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Evacuations were ordered for the east side of Chico, a city of about 93,000 people, as flames from the blaze were being driven by 56-kilometer-per-hour winds. The fire has also reportedly destroyed one of the sets for the TV series Westworld. "It's all hands on deck to rescue people and get people out of harm's way". Read More »

Norwegian Warship Close To Sinking After Collision With Oil Tanker

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Coast guard deputy director Johan Marius Ly said helicopter fuel has leaked from the frigate. The 134-meter (442-foot) long frigate, built in Spain in 2009, has a helipad platform on its stern. The ship had previously been part of an escort convoy which seized chemical weapons from Syria back in 2013. The incident is undergoing investigation, both by the police and by the Accident Investigation Board Norway , officials told the BBC. Read More »

North Korea talks could affect U.S. military posture on Korean peninsula: Dunford

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Nauert said the meeting would be held when "our respective schedules permit", and that the administration remained focused on fulfilling Kim's pledge at his June summit with Trump to "denuclearize". Then, North Korea agreed to allow inspectors to visit its missile engine test site and nuclear test site. Tourism is considered one of the rare sources of foreign currency earnings for North Korea, which has been put under worldwide economic sanctions. Read More »

Trump Thanks Rubio For Exposing Broward 'Election Theft'

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Snipes's attorneys told the judge during Friday's emergency court hearing that their client would gladly release all records once the counting process concluded, and argued that forcing her to do so immediately would interfere with her ability to finalize the count in a timely manner. Read More »

Florida Recounts: How Recounts Work In Florida

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The Scott camp responded by calling the Democrat's reticence to concede "a sad way for Bill Nelson to end his career", NBC News reported . "And the fact that she is not communicating to the public or to the campaigns.is suspicious, because if you don't know the tabulation, then anything can happen underneath", Watters said . Read More »

Trump's attorney general switch sparks Russia probe outcry

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In the meantime, congressional Democrats could challenge Whitaker's appointment under the Vacancies Reform Act, given that Sessions did not die or become incapacitated but was asked to step aside by the President. Even after he arrived at the Justice Department, Whitaker harbored frustration about the length of the special counsel probe and doubts about the scope of Mueller's authority, a person familiar with the matter said. Read More »

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

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The Fly Jamaica plane was 20 minutes into a flight from Georgetown, Guyana , to Toronto when the pilot indicated there were problems with the Boeing 757's hydraulic system. Guyana's public infrastructure minister, David Patterson, planned to provide a detailed report on the incident Friday. An emergency inflatable slide had been deployed from one of the front doors. Read More »

California fires: Malibu residents ordered to evacuate

Cal State Channel Islands has also been closed. San Luis Obispo County residents traveling south on Friday into Ventura County and Los Angeles should use caution and be prepared for delays and detours caused by two wildfires that have closed parts of Highway 101 and prompted evacuations. Read More »

Biggest concern after AG Jeff Sessions' dismissal is the Russian Federation investigation

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The special counsel also wants Trump himself to answer questions on allegations that he may have criminally obstructed the probe, a request the White House has been fighting since early this year. A clear focus concerns Stone, a longtime political dirty trickster. Campaign efforts include ending the Iraq war and combatting gun violence by ending politicians' affiliation with the NRA, but since 2016 the organization says it has been "a pillar of the Resistance to Trump". Read More »

Philippine court finds Imelda Marcos guilty of graft

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This was the assurance of PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde after the Sandiganbayan found Mrs. Marcos guilty beyond reasonable doubt on seven counts of graft on Friday. Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for two decades, placing the country under martial law in 1972, during which time thousands of opponents were jailed, killed or disappeared. Read More »

Trump Disses Michelle Obama's Memoir Comments, Says He'll Never Forgive Barack

She said she would " never forgive " Trump for advocating the crypto-racist "birtherism" claims that her husband was not born in the US. A fact check from the New York Times previous year notes that "The military budget did shrink slightly during the Obama administration as the United States pulled out of combat operations, and because of the budget restrictions imposed by Congress known as sequestration". Read More »

Thousand Oaks: At least 12 killed at California bar shooting

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Dean identified the suspect as Ian David Long , a Marine Corps veteran and resident of Thousand Oaks, an upscale city northwest of Los Angeles. His military service lasted almost five years, and he was honourably discharged with the rank of corporal in 2013, the Pentagon said. Read More »

Faulty Equipment Likely To Blame For Active Shooter Response

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Live footage shows numerous law enforcement agencies now at the school where the scene remains active. HAMPSTEAD - Pender County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of an active shooter call at Topsail High School. Saint Johns Church Road in Hampstead, when the reports of an active shooter first surfaced. Staff members of those schools were asked to report to the same place. Read More »

Homes, hospital burn as thousands flee California wildfire

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The Camp Fire rages through Paradise , Calif., on November 8, 2018. With late autumn winds fanning the flames of the California fires, causing some blazes to grow, these two dynamic maps are worth bookmarking, so you can stay up to date with the latest updates from affected areas in Northern California as well as Southern California. Read More »

Police shoot and arrest knife-wielding man in Bourke Street, Melbourne

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The police can be seen backtracking to avoid the flailing attacker as the trolley-pusher tries to ram him head-on - he falls over in the process, then gets up again and takes control of the trolley once more. A fight ensued between officers, members of the public and the offender before the attacker was shot in the chest by officers and taken to hospital in a critical condition under guard. Read More »

Key House Democrat promises hearings on GOP tax package

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But in Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams - who was hoping to become the first black female governor in the United States - refused to concede as her Republican opponent Brian Kemp took a commanding lead after a bitter campaign. Not only was this midterm not as damaging, but there was no single unifying cause - beyond simply opposing Trump - that mobilised the Democratic base in the way the Tea Party did for Republicans in 2010. Read More »

Trump administration moves to block asylum for certain migrants

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The restriction is created to deter migrants from entering the country, including a caravan of South American refugees making their way toward the US-Mexico border. The rule, as outlined by administration officials on a briefing call, is meant to crack down on people who jump the border illegally and then subsequently make asylum claims. Read More »

U.S. will regret sanctions

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The first would be that Mr Trump and his administration effectively blinked first in their dispute with Iran over its nuclear and missile programmes. India, Iran's second-biggest oil customer, also cut orders ahead of the sanctions, hoping its effort to reduce reliance on Tehran would pay off in Washington and win it a waiver once the sanctions restarted. Read More »

At least 3 dead after buildings collapse in Marseille

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Castaner said at the site that 120 police officers and 80 firefighters took part in the search-and-rescue operation, working through the night in the pile of beams and rubble. Sabine Bernasconi, the local mayor for that area of Marseille, said one of the buildings had been subject to an evacuation order. "She was a great girl, she used to come and study at the bar", he said , without giving his name. Read More »

Former refugee in Kenya Ilhan Omar elected to US Congress

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She will succeed the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated the seat to run for Minnesota's Attorney General. Omar said President Trump's " politics of fear " motivated her to get in the race. 6, 2018, in Minneapolis. During her campaign and time in the Minnesota Legislature, Omar supported curbing student debt, improving student housing, dismantling ICE and opening up immigration policy. Read More »

Bourke Street attack: one dead, two injured in Melbourne stabbing attack

Police have shot a knife-wielding man after three people were stabbed in Melbourne's Bourke Street. One of the victims has died, while the others have been taken to hospital. Witnesses described a chaotic scene with an injured pedestrian lying on the ground, and numerous police cars and helicopters flying overhead. An eyewitness said after the vehicle burst into flames, someone walked up to the alleged driver and was stabbed directly in the chest. Read More »

Thousands Flee Fast-Moving Wildfire In Northern California

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Thick grey smoke and ash filled the sky above Paradise and could be seen from miles away. Butte County Sheriff's Office ordered evacuations for Pulga, South Pine Zone, Old Magalia Zone and South Coutelenc Zone as of 10 a.m. This photo taken from video provided by CBS2/KCAL9 shows a wildfire burning in Camarillo. One Paradise resident who fled the encroaching blaze told the Bee: "It was so hot". Read More »

Chris Christie floated as Sessions replacement after Trump installs 'acting' loyalist

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Never in modern history has a president attacked a Cabinet member as frequently and harshly in public as Trump did Sessions, 71, who had been one of the first members of Congress to back his presidential campaign in 2015. The departure of Mr Sessions, who was the first USA senator to back Mr Trump's presidential run in 2016, was long expected, and came one day after Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives but boosted their Senate majority. Read More »

Trump ramps up divisive rhetoric as Democrats expect they'll win House

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The tax law was particularly problematic for Republicans in New Jersey, where at least three GOP-held seats flipped. With a House majority, Democrats will have the power to investigate Mr Trump's tax returns, possible business conflicts of interest and allegations involving his 2016 campaign's links to Russian Federation. Read More »