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Pound soars after UK says Brexit deal text is agreed

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France and Germany are understood to have made the point forcefully to Barnier. "We are going to look very carefully at the draft agreement". Speaking at a City of London dinner Monday night, the Prime Minister said "Overwhelmingly, the British people want us to get on with delivering Brexit , and I am determined to deliver for them". Read More »

Supreme Court Agrees To Review Sabarimala Verdict In Open Court

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Glued to their television sets the whole day, devotees of Lord Ayyappa , the presiding deity in Sabarimala , celebrated the ruling by staging victory rallies and distributing candies. But the surprise came with the bench's decision to hear the petitions in the open court. On September 28, a five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra , in its 4:1 verdict, had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Temple saying the ban amounted to ... Read More »

'Pathetic, inadequate' Trump criticised for cancelling WWI visit due to rain

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Trump , who is in Paris to attend ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of the war, also paid tribute to the French and other Allied troops killed in "one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history". And on Sunday, Trump arrived separately from the 60 other leaders at a World War I remembrance at the Arc de Triomphe. Ben Rhodes, who was deputy national security adviser for President Barack Obama , accused Trump of "blowing off honoring American servicemen who died for us" and said ... Read More »

Gunshots heard as patron films gunman shooting inside California bar

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Authorities said the Marine combat veteran opened fire Wednesday evening, November 7, 2018, at a country music bar in Southern California, killing multiple people before apparently taking his own life. Numerous patrons were drawn by the "college country night" promotion. It appeared they were there as patrons, not working paid security details. Reports of the shooting came in around 11:20 p.m. Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi Is Stripped of Amnesty's Highest Honor

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She was described as "a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defence of human rights" by Irene Khan, Amnesty International's then secretary general. Amnesty International added that Aung San Suu Kyi's administration had stirred up hatred against Rohingya by labelling them "terrorists", obstructed international investigations into abuses, and failed to repeal repressive laws used to silence critics. Read More »

Canada confirms hearing audio tapes of Jamal Khashoggi's death

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The two countries announced on Saturday the US will also stop refueling Saudi jets participating in the conflict. In an unrelated diplomatic spat, Canada in August criticised the arrests of Saudi women's rights activists. What kind of an agreement are they in? In a report published Sunday, Turkish investigative journalist Nazif Karaman told Al Jazeera that the audio recordings indicate Khashoggi's killing took around seven minutes - and that Khashoggi's last words were, "I'm ... Read More »

Police Fatally Shoot Black Security Guard Who Detained Suspected Shooter

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One of the men who was asked to leave reportedly immediately returned to the bar with a gun and opened fire on bar patrons. As police were responding to the bar, Roberson was able to catch "one of the perpetrators", the lawsuit states. ABC Chicago reports that because it was an officer-involved shooting, the Illinois State Police is investigating the incident while the Cook County Sheriff is assisting with the criminal investigation. Read More »

Clash erupts during Israel operation in Gaza

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Israeli gunfire has killed more than 220 Palestinians since the start of the demonstrations, which have included breaches of Israel's border fence. Several buildings , including homes , have been hit. Violence has simmered since Palestinians launched weekly border protests on March 30 to demand the easing of a blockade on Gaza and rights to lands lost in the 1948 war of Israel's founding. Read More »

Theresa May's Deputy reveals Brexit deal 'within TOUCHING DISTANCE'

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May updated Cabinet ministers on the talks, with the prime minister under pressure from pro-Brexit ministers not to make further concessions to the EU. Commons leader Andrea Leadsom warned that if there is no get-out clause "I very much doubt we could get it through parliament". The unease centres on how the Irish backstop - a fallback arrangement to guarantee no new visible border checks - will work. Read More »

CNN sues White House over revoked credentials of correspondent

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CNN may be preparing a lawsuit against the White House for suspending reporter Jim Acosta's "hard pass" after last week's fiery confrontation at a presidential press conference. But video recorded at the press briefing shows Acosta putting his arm on top of hers as she tried to take the microphone away from him. "The White House can not run an orderly and fair press conference when a reporter acts this way, which is neither appropriate nor professional", Sanders said. Read More »

Heavy rain Tuesday, more rain Thursday and Friday with some snow possible

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Rain develops later in the afternoon and stays with us through Tuesday . Highs will warm into the 50s on Thursday . Most of us will see our high temperature early in the morning hours on Tuesday . Two storms will likely hit Southern New England this work week and the second could bring some snow to the region, according to the National Weather Service . Read More »

Iran sticking to nuclear deal conditions: IAEA

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Iran began selling crude oil to private companies for export in late October, just ahead of US sanctions on sectors including oil which came into effect on November 5. The other signatories to the deal - Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China - are continuing to try and make it work. The U.S.is said to have allowed India to also develop an Iranian port for trade with Afghanistan, without risking secondary sanctions for being involved in business with Tehran. Read More »

Police stop protesters approaching Trump motorcade in Paris

Adding to a growing wave of derision, a United Kingdom minister of defense expressed his critique of Trump's decision to avoid a key commemorative event on Saturday due to the rain. He was to deliver remarks at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial , located five miles west of Paris , before returning to Washington. The internet is talking, and it's saying former President Barack Obama never let rain get in the way of the task at hand. Read More »

Style nationalism comes under fire at WWI commemorations in Paris

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After the world wars, Washington developed close ties to West Berlin that were expanded after Germany's reunification, which helped pave the path for the country becoming Europe's top economic power. In a veiled dig at US President Donald Trump's America-first policies and skepticism toward multilateral cooperation, Merkel warned that "lack of communication and unwillingness to compromise" can have deadly consequences. Read More »

Royal Family commemorates First World War armistice anniversary

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The Prince of Wales lead the tributes, laying a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of his mother for the second year in a row, while an equerry laid a wreath on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh . "Tragically, more than 102,000 names are today listed on the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour and it is important we remember their service and sacrifice. Read More »

Donations flow for homeless hero during Melbourne stabbing

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The minister addressed reporters in Brisbane on Sunday, two days after Somali-born terrorist Hassan Khalif Shire Ali , 30, parked a four-wheel drive laden with gas cylinders in the heart of Melbourne's CBD and stabbed three men. The man has since been named as Michael Rogers , and he has been praised by police and many pole online for his incredible bravery. One such cynic is Victorian Police's commissioner Graham Ashton, who told 3AW today that Mr Rogers' actions could have had ... Read More »

Trump calls for proper forest management to combat California's wildfires

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Entire towns have been burned to the ground. The blaze almost quadrupled Thursday into Friday. The toll of dead from the Camp Fire jumped to 23 Saturday as more remains were discovered in Paradise and surrounding areas. "It is the federal government that has chosen to divert resources away from forest management, not California". Some 228 people are still unaccounted for, Honea said, while another 137 people have been located after friends or relatives reported being unable to ... Read More »

Banbury couple found guilty of neo-Nazi group membership

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He was also found guilty of having a terrorist manual, "The Anarchist Cookbook", on his computer that gave instructions on how to make a bomb, including a "soft drink can bomb". The government banned National Action in 2016 after Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist. "Others on the periphery will take on leadership roles and so I ask for the public's vigilance - if you see this group's posters or stickers please report them to police - where there are new cells, ... Read More »

Egypt's newly discovered tombs contain cat mummies

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On 27 September the Egyptian Archaeological Mission working in Al-Asasif region, west of Luxor, under the supervision of the Ministry of Antiquities , also discovered two ancient tombs containing two mummified corpses. Archeologists discovered thousands of relics inside the tombs, most of which were mummified animals. Excavations in the area had halted in 2013 before resuming earlier this year. Read More »

Florida orders vote recount in Senate, governor races

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Last night, Gillum appeared at a Fort Lauderdale church and explained his determination to see last week's election end with every vote counted. Below, it reproduces Trump's tweet , which reads: "The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged". Read More »

19 things you can do to help California wildfire victims right now

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The home of Gerard Butler , the British actor, was among hundreds obliterated in Malibu . Southern California Edison, a unit of Edison International serving that area, said in a statement Friday that it filed an initial report with preliminary information on the Woolsey fire with the California Public Utilities Commission. Read More »

Martha McSally concedes defeat to Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona Senate race

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Republican Martha McSally congratulates Democrat Kyrsten Sinema after the AP calls the Arizona Senate race; Alicia Acuna reports from Scottsdale, Arizona. She will replace outgoing Senator Jeff Flake, a conservative Republican who is a critic of President Donald Trump. One of her political mentors, Jon Kyl, was appointed in September to fill John McCain's seat after Arizona's senior senator died following a struggle against brain cancer. Read More »

Video of Anti-Trump Protest in Paris

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Addressing leaders in Paris - including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin - he described it as a "betrayal of patriotism". Trump, meanwhile, flew home to the USA on Sunday after addressing a crowd at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial on the outskirts of Paris . Read More »

Call for open markets as world leaders gather in Singapore

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China also hopes to come to an agreement on its ongoing trade dispute with the United States based on mutual respect and trust, Li said at a function in Singapore, adding "there are no winners in any trade war". Mr Kumar said the prime minister is also scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Summit. ASEAN member countries alongside six ASEAN partner countries, namely Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand will also discuss the progress of the ... Read More »

RIP and Excelsior, Stan Lee

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Born in 1922 in New York City , Lee was just 19 years old when prominent comic book artist Jack Kirby took notice of his talent. Marvel Comics issued its own statement as well, noting that "w$3 hen something mattered to Stan, you felt it in his words, whether in an editorial or in the stories themselves". Read More »

Stan Lee: Tributes Pour In For The Marvel Comics Legend

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Holland shared a picture of himself seated next to Lee to his Instagram account, with the caption "How many millions of us are indebted to this guy, none more so than me". Disney boss Bob Iger released a statement as part of a tribute on the official Marvel website . "He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark. Read More »

Republicans settle lawsuit over vote counting

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In the Florida Senate race, the lead of Republican Gov. Rick Scott had narrowed to just more than 15,000 votes, 0.18 percent, over Democratic Sen. Sunday's totals included a batch from Maricopa County that Republicans hoped McSally could win. Read More »

Facebook outage hits some users on East Coast

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People using Facebook to log into other websites and services, such as Pokemon Go, were out of luck. We've received multiple reports that Facebook's products aren't working properly. A check of DownDetector showed Wichita's outage was minor compared to the East Coast. If you've been unable to post or view content on Facebook since about noon Monday, you're not alone. Read More »

Trump Panned For Apparently Skipping Arlington Visit on Veterans Day

Trump claimed that his cancellation was due to so called "scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather ". Attending in Trump's place were the White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. "You're very smart people!" Lightening the mood, he told six veterans he said were in attendance: 'You look like you're in really good shape, all of you. Read More »

France's Macron defends Europe from all sides _ including US

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While Trump and Trudeau travelled to France this weekend to commemorate the armistice that brought the First World War to an end 100 years ago, Trudeau's remarks in the viral video were recorded on a wet day in Ottawa in August 2017, 75 years after Canadian and Allied troops rushed Dieppe in a futile attempt to free the French port city of its German occupiers. Read More »

Undeclared missile bases operating in N Korea

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In reports released by the Washington, D.C. -based Center for Strategic and International Studies, researcher Joseph Bermudez said maintenance and minor infrastructure improvements have been observed at some of the sites, despite the ongoing negotiations. Read More »