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Bomb blast at religious scholar gathering in Afghanistan kills at least 40

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Most wedding halls have private security. Police sealed off roads leading to the scene of the attack and ambulances could still be seen going in. "The suicide bomber apparently walked in among those people - the explosives, according an Afghan official, very potent - and detonated himself", freelance reporter Jennifer Glasse told NPR's Morning Edition . Read More »

Despite losses, Trump insists his party won 'historic' victory

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Democrats now control seven seats representing the county, four of which are pickups from Republicans. If his district is excluded, 51.7% of the state's votes were cast for Democrats in the other 12 districts. It wasn't enough. Democratic ads depicted her as a Trump underling, eager to carry out his agenda. Commenting on the latest midterm election results, he said whatever the case, the Republicans had "a tremendous set of victories". Read More »

WATCH Gigantic Waves Sweep Away Balconies in Tenerife

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El Dia reported that 39 people were evacuated from Garachico on Tenerife's north coast on Saturday night. Some 15 evacuees the apartment block featured in the videos, according to local media. Further south on the island, waves shattered the window of a restaurant as people were eating, while a auto was dragged into the sea. Numerous homes evacuated in Mesa del Mar are holiday homes. Read More »

Trump Wanted to Order Federal Prosecutions of Clinton, Comey — NY Times

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Nixon may not have used criminal prosecution to go after his enemies, but CNN host John Berman said the former president did use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) against people on his lists. But this Times report marks the most explicit account yet of his attempts to use the government to settle scores. McGahn reportedly told Trump that the president had no authority to order a prosecution, and that even formally demanding an investigation-rather than Trump's off-the-cuff remarks and ... Read More »

Toddler found dead — Surfers Paradise beach

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Paramedics desperately tried to revive the little girl but she was pronounced dead at the scene, with police now treating the death as "unnatural". Police were unable to confirm if any charges will be laid today over the nine-month-old's death. Read More »

Trump submits answers to Mueller's Russian Federation inquiry

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For months, Mueller's team has requested, unsuccessfully, an opportunity to question the President in person. "It is time to bring this inquiry to a conclusion", the lawyer said in a statement earlier on Tuesday announcing that Trump's answers had been submitted in the probe, which Trump has repeatedly called a "witch hunt". Read More »

President Trump pardons a turkey at the White House as annual tradition

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I've never seen such a lovely turkey", Trump said . First lady Melania Trump joined her husband for the act of mercy carried out during a light-hearted ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. But President Donald Trump had a warning for the creature about House Democrats. Instead of becoming Thanksgiving dinner, Trump said the birds would spend the rest of their lives at "Gobblers Rest" on the campus of Virginia Tech. Read More »

2 kids, 2 adults dead in arson fire at New Jersey mansion

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NBCNews reported that one person was found shot dead outside the mansion and that others are deceased in the home. There also was a fire earlier in the day at a home in Ocean Township , police and prosecutors said. The house is surrounded by fields and a pool, AP reported. Though, public records show both homes were owned by members of the same family. Caneiro is the founder and CEO of Holmdel, NJ-based tech company Square One, according to his LinkedIn page. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Used Personal Account for White House Emails

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President Trump has been critical of Hillary Clinton for using a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . Both Clinton and Trump used personal lawyers to scan their emails for classified information. Earlier in the show, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz called it a "non-issue", since Ivanka Trump's emails were preserved and did not touch on classified information. Read More »

U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

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Central American migrants taking part in a caravan to the US, get on board a container truck heading to Irapuato in the state of Guanajuato on November 11, 2018 after spending the night in Queretaro in central Mexico . What is President Trump's order? Lee Gelernt, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, said: "We don't condone people entering between ports of entry, but congress has made the decision that if they do, they still need to be allowed to apply for asylum". Read More »

We were going to die': Kiwis in 84-floor Chicago lift plunge

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As they started introducing themselves to each other, there was a prayer circle, screams and tears. 'It's an awesome city, the firefighters are awesome people, and we are thankful to be here.' Montemayor said according to the Tribune . Chicago fire department battalion chief Patrick Maloney, said: "It was a pretty precarious situation, where we had the cables that were broke on top of the elevator". Read More »

Texas girl, 6, strangles baby brother as dad shopped

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The incident happened on May 20 when 26-year-old Adrian Dreshuan Middleton Sr. went shopping at the Family Thrift Store around 11 a.m. and emerged an hour and 45 minutes later, according to court documents. Middleton told police his daughter told him "she did something bad", according to The Dallas Morning News . Middleton turned himself into police custody Monday afternoon. Read More »

Trump ready to begin drawdown of troops at US-Mexico border

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On Tuesday, the White House is expected to announce new authorities that would allow active-duty troops to protect CBP personnel from a threat, according to a US official. "CBP has been and will continue to prepare for the potential arrival of thousands of people migrating in a caravan heading towards the border of the United States", said Pete Flores, director of field operations in San Diego, in a statement. Read More »

Trump's forest remarks 'rake news' for Finland

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One Finnish woman posted a photo pretending to vaccuum the forest floor. Mr Trump suggested he got the raking idea after speaking with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Paris for the Armistice Day centenary commemoration . "It's my civic duty", News Now Finland editor David Mac Dougall chimed in. Hundreds of people have already been located, but the overall number keeps growing because officials are adding names, including those reported as missing during the disaster's chaotic early ... Read More »

Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

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Interpol is facing a pivotal - some say possibly fatal - moment in its history as members decide whether to hand its presidency to a man who represents Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation. The elections for the presidency are being held on Wednesday in Dubai, itself a city considered by Australian and USA law enforcement to be a bolthole for some of the world's most unsafe criminals. Read More »

Kabul explosion kills 40 at gathering of clerics

A government spokesperson Najib Danish was quoted as saying that a suicide bomber may have been behind the attack. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the blast. TRT World's Sultan Faziy has more from Kabul . President Ashraf Ghani declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for the victims of the attack, which he described in a statement as an "unforgivable crime". Read More »

Xi arrives in Philippines for state visit

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The state visit comes days after both leaders attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Papua New Guinea. "We will continue to manage contentious issues and promote maritime cooperation through friendly consultation". Before Xi arrived, hundreds of protesters descended on the Chinese embassy in Manila to voice their opposition to the Duterte administration seeking closer ties with Beijing. Read More »

Trump to Head to MS to Boost Hyde-Smith in Runoff

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Trump also will hold another rally with Hyde-Smith earlier in the day in Tupelo. President Trump will come to Tupelo on the eve of the U.S. Senate runoff election to campaign for interim U.S. They also mark the fifth and sixth visits to MS by Trump since he began his presidential campaign in June 2015. Hyde-Smith called her first comment, about the public hanging, an "exaggerated expression" and a spokesperson said the second, about limiting voting rights, was "obviously" a joke. Read More »

'Stingray' attack kills Australian man in Tasmania

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Friends pulled him from the water but failed in attempts to resuscitate him. He had a puncture wound to his lower abdomen that police said was consistent with a stingray injury. Smooth stingrays are considered not aggressive and seen by divers, the Australian Museum wrote on its website. Mayor Doug Chipman said: 'It's a terrible accident, I'm shocked'. Read More »

Afghan peace: Khalilzad hopes for peace deal with Taliban before April 2019

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The U.S. Special Adviser for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad eyes a peace agreement with the Taliban group ahead of presidential elections. The United States has spoken "loudly and proudly" for equal rights for men and women, said Khalilzad, but how _ or even if _those rights are woven into Afghanistan's "roadmap for the future", will be decided by Afghans. Read More »

Trump criticizes war hero for not capturing bin Laden sooner

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Trump said. This isn't the first time O'Neill has been critical of the president. Rubio's comments came after McRaven defended himself on CNNon Sunday. In a statement to CNN on Sunday, McRaven said he did not endorse Clinton or anyone else in the 2016 presidential election. New Prime Minister Imran Khan fired back, tweeting on Monday that Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties and lost $123 billion in the "US War on Terror", despite the fact that no Pakistanis were involved in the ... Read More »

United Kingdom 'will not exclude Gibraltar' from future deal with EU

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The EU's negotiating guidelines published a year ago stated that any deal on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and EU would not apply to Gibraltar without the consent of Spain. Although the legal service of the EU Council has tried to reassure Spain that the text does not preclude this, Madrid is seeking further clarification. Read More »

Airbnb ends West Bank listings, upsetting Israel

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Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat lauded the move but complained it does not apply to East Jerusalem, which Israel took control of following its victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. Its discontinuation is seen widely as a win for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to inspire boycotts against the state of Israel and Israeli companies that profit off of occupied territories. Read More »

Trump Attacks Admiral McRaven, Who Led Osama bin Laden Raid

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He said later he "should have" visited the cemetery but was too busy with official business. A former director of both the CIA and the National Security Agency, retired Air Force General Michael Hayden, in reaction to Trump's attack on McRaven, taunted the president on Twitter for not capturing the current leaders of al-Qaida and the Islamic State terror group, who are in hiding. Read More »

USA closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours

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The installation of movable, wire-topped barriers threatens to complicate life for Mexicans using San Ysidro, where about 110,000 people enter the USA every day in 40,000 vehicles. "The revelation was made during a conference call with reporters, with officials asserting that 'most of the caravan members are not women and children, '" reports Fox News. Read More »

Senior Houthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in Yemen

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This was the most definitive US assessment to date tying Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler directly to the killing and contradicted Saudi government assertions that he was not involved. In the wake of Khashoggi's killing, the 82-year-old monarch put the crown prince in charge of overseeing the reorganization of the kingdom's intelligence services. Read More »

Sixteen Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

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Pelosi seems certain to have enough support to become her party's nominee for speaker when House Democrats hold a secret ballot election on November 28. Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington. Read More »

'Multiple' victims in active shooter situation at Chicago hospital

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Police say the gunman has been shot. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. Police are continuing to do a "methodical search" of the hospital, according to Guglielmi. She said that at one point, she heard five shots in quick succession, but that the gunshots stopped after police arrived. Employees and patients at the clinic locked the doors and hid in the back. Read More »

Democratic senators sue over Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as attorney general

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The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for Washington, DC and was signed by Senators Richard Blumenthal, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Mazie Hirono; claiming Matthew Whitaker must undergo a full nomination hearing. presidents, both Republican and Democrat'. In a series of tweets about the lawsuit this morning, Hirono said, "Donald Trump can not subvert the Constitution to protect himself and evade accountability". Read More »

Chris Watts to be sentenced Monday for killing pregnant wife, 2 daughters

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In addition to the murder charges for Shanann and his daughters, he also pleaded guilty to two counts of murdering a child, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. It's not clear exactly why Watts killed his family. Christopher Watts was sentenced Monday, almost two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. Read More »

Notre Dame graduate, fiancé killed while driving to their wedding

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Two people killed last week in a fiery crash on Interstate 78 in Berks County were on their way to their wedding in Pittsburgh when the accident happened. The accident left the couple dead and three others injured after the driver of a tractor-trailer couldn't slow the vehicle down for traffic. Schurtz was the daughter of former Fanwood councilwoman Karen Schurtz. Read More »

Netanyahu appoints himself defense minister; Bennett, Shaked set to announce resignations

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I would like to say that now when we are witnessing one of the most hard periods in terms of security, we can not topple the government and hold an early election. If that happens, the Netanyahu government will effectively collapse and there will be no choice but to call new elections. Bennett's decision came after Netanyahu gave an impassioned speech to the nation on Sunday night. Read More »