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Police go to island to look into United States man's death

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They said Chau was a "beloved son, brother and uncle", as well as a Christian missionary. John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the US Northwest's Cascade Mountains, nearly lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa. Read More »

Bali Nine smuggler Renae Lawrence released from jail

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Lawrence was originally incarcerated at the notorious Kerobokan prison in Bali's capital of Denpasar, with the other members of the group. Lawrence will be released back to Australia soon after serving a 13-year jail sentence. In June, another Bali Nine member Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen died in prison from stomach cancer, while the remaining five are now serving life sentences and could die in jail unless they win a sentencing review. Read More »

Family forgive tribe who killed American

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Tribespeople fired arrows at him, one of then piercing his Bible, and he returned to a fishermen's boat and spent the night writing about his experiences before going back to the island the next day. "God Himself was hiding us from the Coast Guard and many patrols", he said before his fatal journey. Veteran anthropologist TN Pandit, who visited North Sentinel 50 years ago, believes there should be no rush to make contact with the Sentinelese . Read More »

Two police killed at Chinese Consulate in Pakistan

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It is not yet clear whether the consulate was the target of the attack. Up to four gunmen tried to enter the consulate but were stopped by security guards at a checkpoint, reports said. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has conducted a low-level separatist insurgency against the state for almost two decades. In a phone call to Al Jazeera on Friday, Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) spokesman Jihand Baloch said the armed separatist group was responsible for the attack. Read More »

Trump warns of government shutdown over border security

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But we will close the border. "If they have to they are going to use lethal force". The 9th Circuit recently ruled that Trump's administration is required to consider claims of asylum regardless of where migrants cross the US border. While mainstream news stories surrounding the caravan have drastically declined since the United States midterm election , the DHS is reportedly not letting the slump in coverage halt their efforts in tracking the caravan. Read More »

Baby girl's body drifted to Gold Coast from NSW

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She was taken to Queensland Children's Hospital on Monday morning with life-threatening injuries and died there on Tuesday. The 9-month-old baby found dead on a Gold Coast beach on Monday was allegedly thrown into a harbour at Tweed Heads by her father in what police say may have been a form of "sacrifice", the ABC is reporting. Read More »

Another House win caps Democratic rout in California

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Weeks before the midterms, Orange County Republican Party chair Fred Whitaker boldly declared to the Toronto Star that Democrats were "not going to win a single one" of the county's seats. But as he campaigned for Republican candidates around the country, as Wallace pointed out, Trump had repeatedly urged voters to "pretend I'm on the ballot". Read More »

Snow squalls arrive Wednesday, record-breaking cold Thanksgiving Day

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In fact, some of these temperatures are even colder than average temperatures in January. The Big Apple is among the cities that could witness historic temperatures; on Thanksgiving in 1901, the high temperature notched a record low of 26 degrees, according to government readings taken at Central Park. Read More »

Four Injured, Gunman Dead After Shooting at Mercy Hospital, Chicago

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ABC7 reports that Less was planning to travel to visit her family in IN for Thanksgiving this week, and that she was due to marry her fiancé next summer. Sen Dick Durbin, D-Ill., wrote in a Monday evening tweet that he was praying for the victims of the shooting and their families. Chicago police identified the deceased officer as Samuel Jimenez , a father of three. Read More »

Trial set to begin Tuesday for "El Chapo"

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Heavily armed police officers were yesterday patrolling outside the building in Brooklyn. For what it's worth, El Chapo has promised not to kill anyone (including jurors) from the federal trial, his lawyer said earlier this year. He faces 11 trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges that will likely see him incarcerated for the rest of his life in a maximum security United States prison if he is convicted at the end of the more than four-month trial. Read More »

Moroccan woman cooked murdered lover's body for meal, say prosecutors

She allegedly confessed that a friend helped dispose of the body, and that some of the flesh was minced in the blender then cooked and served as machboos to nearby workers. According to police, the woman first told the brother that she had kicked the victim out of the home. During interrogation, the woman said she took help from a friend, who helped her clean the apartment after the crime. Read More »

Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in Kabul

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At least 40 people are reported to have been killed and dozens injured in an explosion near a wedding hall in Kabul , said Afghan health ministry. No-one has admitted responsibility for the blast, but the Islamic State group has said it was behind most of the recent deadliest attacks. The body of religious leaders, known as the Afghan Ulema Council, had issued a decree against suicide attacks and called for peace talks. Read More »

American 'Preacher' Killed by Isolated Tribe After Illegally Traveling to Remote Island

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An American citizen is believed to have been killed after illegally traveling to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal populated by uncontacted tribes. "He tried to reach Sentinel island on November 14 but could not make it. They were scared and fled", the report added. "The fishermen who dropped him have been arrested and investigations are on", police spokesperson Jatin Narwal said. Read More »

Enormous wave rips through apartment, wipes out third-storey balconies

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According to The Sun holidaymakers and residents had to be evacuated from the area as a result of the harsh conditions. Guests of a hotel in the area were also left stunned when waves battered the windows where they were eating. Most of the tourists were accommodated in a local sports hall in Mesa del Mar by the Red Cross. According to the Spanish meteorological agency, an orange-level alert regarding waves in the Canary islands has been downgraded to yellow, which is expected to stand ... Read More »

Giuliani says Trump submitted written answers to Robert Mueller’s questions

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But Mueller's team has also wanted to question Trump about whether he committed obstruction of justice. It is unclear whether Mueller will be satisfied with the written answers or will still seek to question the president in person. In 2004, George W. Bush was interviewed by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's office during an investigation into the leaked identity of a Central Intelligence Agency officer. Read More »

President Donald Trump to Pardon Peas, the 2018 White House Thanksgiving Turkey

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So, who was the first president to pardon a turkey? "I've never seen such a handsome turkey", Trump said as he marked the occasion on Tuesday, working in a joke about Carrots contesting the result. This year's candidates: Peas and Carrots. "Peas, I hereby grant you a full pardon", President Trump said. "Nonetheless, in the spirit of Thanksgiving , I will be issuing both Peas and Carrots a presidential pardon", Trump said. Read More »

At least three people dead after shooting and fire at huge mansion

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Public records show the mansion that burned Tuesday is owned by Keith Caneiro, 50, and Jennifer Caneiro, 45. "Unfortunately, they were burned severely as a result of the fire they were exposed to, so that's making things somewhat challenging with the medical examination that needs to ensue", Gramiccioni told reporters. Read More »

Afghanistan to form Advisory Board for Peace

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Afghanistan is planning to hold presidential elections on April 20, 2019. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Saturday that efforts to draw the Taliban into peace talks are being made "below the surface". In October, Pakistan released one of the co-founders of the Taliban and another high-ranking commander. Both were former inmates at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay. Read More »

Ivanka Trump emails: President's daughter used personal email address for government business

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Anthony Scaramucci, who served as White House communications director for 11 days previous year, told CNN that the error was so glaring that Ivanka Trump herself would have to acknowledge it if asked. Marc Short, a former adviser to Donald Trump , told the same network that Ivanka Trump's email use is "hypocritical and certainly looks bad". However, it has not yet been alleged that Ivanka transmitted any classified information through this private email account. Read More »

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Proclamation Suspending Asylum Rights for Illegal Immigrants

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US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday against the asylum rules to take effect immediately, applying nationwide. The president has worked to prevent the caravans from entering the country illegally by mobilizing the military along the border and threatening to cut aid to countries that let the migrants pass through. Read More »

Elevator drops 84 floors after cables snap in Chicago's famed Hancock building

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Six people in Chicago's fourth-tallest building took a bumpy, rapid descent from the top nearly all the way down, only to be trapped for three hours inside a elevator vehicle. No one required medical attention. A city official told the Tribune the elevator was last inspected in July, and that a "hoist" rope connected to the auto failed shortly after midnight. Read More »

Six-year-old girl's chilling three words after killing baby brother

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He told officers that he left the air conditioner on, put on a film, and gave them water and a snack while he went looking to buy clothes. Surveillance video showed Middleton was in the store for approximately 90 minutes before returning and noticing his daughter crying in the back seat. Read More »

Philippines loan talks: Xi Jinping to visit Manila this week

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Panelo said the two-day visit by the Chinese official will mark an opportunity to further strengthen and sustain bilateral relations. The territory that China does control accounts for "less than 8% of the total area of the South China Sea", noted Carpio, who was one of the lawyers who represented Manila in the arbitration at The Hague challenging China's South China Sea claims. Read More »

At least 40 killed in bombing of Afghan religious celebration

Last November a suicide bomber killed over 14 people when he detonated himself outside a Kabul wedding hall, as supporters of a local governor gathered for a political event inside. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, NPR's Diaa Hadid reported that the target "suggested it was the work of Sunni extremists who believe any birthday celebration for the prophet Muhammad is idolatry". Read More »

Troops Rushed To Border To Guard Against Caravan Leaving Before Migrants Arrive

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Yes, it's a bit disappointing that the USA military presence along the southern border will be reduced, with a total drawdown reportedly done by mid-December. Ornstein expressed disappointment that Jim Mattis, the defence secretary, had gone along with the plan. "We didn't come here to cause problems, we came here with love and with the intention to ask for asylum", he said. Read More »

Interpol's New President May Be Russian - Yes You Read That Right

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The Russian prosecutors said they chose to pursue the new charges against Browder after reviewing evidence submitted by Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. We believe Mr Kim will be just that". Based in the French city of Lyon, Interpol is best known for issuing "red notices" that identify a suspect pursued by another country, effectively putting them on the world's "most-wanted" list. Read More »

Trump's Presidency gets A+ -- from President Trump

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Trump said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and he had to make real decisions as to which way to go on North Korea , adding that so far he's very happy with the approach they chose. I don't think it had any affect. "We're all together", said Wallace. In July, Trump had said that Kelly would stay in the administration through 2020. Read More »

Trump Attacks Admiral McRaven, Who Led Osama bin Laden Raid

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On Monday, Trump tweeted about bin Laden: "I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center". The Navy SEAL who is credited with having fired the head shot that killed bin Laden on Monday tweeted that the bin Laden mission was bipartisan. Read More »

Israel to turn to United States over Airbnb removal of settlement listings

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Airbnb has come under fire in the past by Palestinian officials and human rights campaigners for allowing listings of homes to rent in Israeli settlements. Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin immediately demanded that Airbnb cancel its " discriminatory decision to remove from its site listings in Judea and Samaria". Read More »

Senators sue Trump over appointment of justice chief Whitaker

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Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who filed the lawsuit , are being represented by the groups Protect Democracy and the Constitutional Accountability Center. President Trump told Fox News on November 18 that Whitaker is free to make decisions on how to handle Mueller's probe. The Justice Department, for the second time in recent days, defended Whitaker's appointment as legal. Read More »

'Blindingly obvious' that MBS ordered Khashoggi murder

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Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has said the crown prince knew nothing of the killing. The 82-year-old monarch did not directly address the murder of The Washington Post columnist in his speech, but did heap praise on the Saudi judiciary. Read More »