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Nooses found by Mississippi Capitol day before Senate runoff

Chuck McIntosh, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the Capitol, says the nooses and signs were found Monday morning shortly before 8 a.m. Hyde-Smith previously faced bitter criticism for comments she made during a campaign event, in which she expressed a desire to attend a "public hanging" with one of her supporters. Read More »

Trump Backs Under-Fire Senator Hyde-Smith

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He was introduced by Ayanna Pressley, who will join Congress next year after unseating a Democratic incumbent in a primary. On the heels of controversy over a videoed remark in which Hyde-Smith joked about attending a " public hanging " - loaded words in a state where lynchings of African Americans were once rife - CNN reported on Saturday that a review of Hyde-Smith's legislative history found that she "once promoted a measure that praised a Confederate soldier's effort to "defend his ... Read More »

Russian Federation reopens strait near Crimea, accuses Ukraine of provoking incident

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blasted Russia's "violation under worldwide law", saying it was "yet another reckless Russian escalation" and "no way for a law-abiding civilized nation to act". Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) for the Donbas settlement and First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko has said martial law does not mean an automatic cancellation of elections in Ukraine. Read More »

Melania Trump Unveils the White House's 2018 Christmas Decorations

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For the second year into her husband's term in office, the presidential holiday decorations were selected by Melania Trump and unveiled in an official White House video. It's Christmas time in the White House! Visitors are encouraged to write messages to soldiers overseas on special digital tablets near this tree. Here's a closer look at some of the other decorations featured throughout the White House - including pencil wreaths and a golden replica of the NY city skyline - so at least ... Read More »

Andaman and Nicobar Police recce North Sentinel island, sight tribals

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Chau was allegedly killed by the indigenous Sentinelese group last week after he ventured into the restricted island. Upon seeing Chau, the tribesmen reacted angrily, the American wrote. Department of State, Ho said. Although Chau's death is a murder case, experts say it may be impossible to recover the body and no charges would be laid against the tribe. Read More »

Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross

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Officials reopened the crossing at the San Ysidro port of entry between San Diego and Tijuana on Sunday after shutting it down for several hours. U.S. As the morning wore on, and it became clear they would not get permission, people started to express frustration. Migrants approaching the US border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach a fence separating the two countries. Read More »

Khashoggi murder suspect contacted Saudi national living in Yalova

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The officers began searching a two-storey building in Termal district in Yalova with the help of sniffer dogs and drones on Monday morning, and the investigation later widened to the adjacent villa, state news agency Anadolu said. Meanwhile, Prince Mohammed was due to arrive in Egypt on Monday for a two-day visit, state news agency MENA reported, part of his first trip overseas since Khashoggi's murder. Read More »

Cuomo calls on House Dems to back Pelosi: There is no alternative

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The caucus' threat to withhold nine votes along with the 16 members who signed a letter last week could be a potential roadblock for Pelosi. His brief against Pelosi: "There is a widespread feeling that Congress will be more effective if we devolved more authority to the committees - to the committee chairs and staff and members of the committees - and that the Democratic Party as well as Congress will be more effective without having single, all-powerful, central authority, which is ... Read More »

House Panel to Probe Trump's Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia

Human rights groups say the Saudi role has contributed significantly to what the United Nations recently assessed as the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe. Since Trump promised to stand by Riyadh, several United States lawmakers have called for Congress to take additional action to get to the bottom of what happened. Read More »

Police set up camp around isolated Andaman island

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John Allen Chau, 27, is just the latest victim to be killed by the islanders, after he illegally paid fishermen to take him there in a weird plan to convert them to Christianity. Ho said the Indian government lifted restrictions on travelling to the island in August. Pathak said Chau and his accomplices planned well for last week's visit by "camouflaging the visit as fishing". Read More »

Arlene Foster hints she could back a 'plan B' Brexit

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The arrangement - an insurance policy that would kick in should a future trade deal fail to materialise - will bind Northern Ireland to European Union rules and regulations until and unless an alternative arrangement can be struck with Brussels. Read More »

Theresa May gets agreement on Brexit from European Union leaders

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Speaking at an emergency summit of European Union leaders in Brussels to formally adopt the Brexit treaty, the EU's most powerful official said that the Brexit treaty is the best possible deal for Britain. The UK is more divided than it has ever been, and even today's formal endorsement is only a pause before more bloodletting within the Conservative Party, and a widespread expectation that the House of Commons will reject the deal. Read More »

California wildfires '100% contained' - but now there's flood risk

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The wildfire, which is the most destructive and deadliest in the history of California , has destroyed more than 13,000 homes and almost 5,000 other structures, displacing thousands in the process, according to Cal Fire . "Any heavy rain event really for the next few to several years would be a problem there", he said. 'The fear is that the rain will drop in intense bursts, ' Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the federal Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said on Sunday. Read More »

The U.K. Parliament just seized potentially damning evidence against Facebook

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Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, compelled the founder of the firm to hand over the documents using a rare parliamentary mechanism. Six4Three has asked the Britons to "refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook", per the report. The founder of Six4Three, a now-defunct USA software company, was compelled to hand over the documents through a rare parliamentary instrument during a business trip to London, ... Read More »

Over 500 Hurt in a 6.3-Magnitude Earthquake in Western Iran

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Iranian media said tremors were felt in at least seven provinces of Iran, most strongly in Kermanshah province, where a year ago over 600 people were killed and thousands injured in Iran's deadliest quake in more than a decade. The 6.3 natural disaster had a depth of 10km, according to the US Geological Survey. The number of those hurt could rise as 18 emergency teams dispatched from neighbouring provinces were still assessing the damage, he said. Read More »

Years Old Female Tomb Discovered in Luxor

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The treasures of an ancient Egyptian tomb, thought to be more than 3,500 years old, have been unveiled. This was the first time that the Egyptian authorities unveil a previously unopened sarcophagus in front of global media outlets. The tomb also contains other mummies, skeletons and skulls, and dates back to the middle kingdom nearly 4,000 years ago. Ancient Egyptians mummified humans to preserve their bodies for the afterlife, while animal mummies were used as religious offerings. Read More »

Security heightened at disputed Indian religious site ahead of mass gathering

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The demonstrators chanted slogans demanding the building of the temple and waved a banner that said, "No more requests, now it will be battle". Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is running for a second term, has faced some disquiet from his core supporters who feel that he has not done enough for the cause, despite his parliamentary majority. Read More »

Jerermy Corbyn: 'Prime Minister's Brexit deal is bad for Wales'

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Mrs May said "of course" she had heard Ms Sturgeon, but she would not be acting on her advice. The SNP leader said she had met all opposition leaders and they were united in planning to vote down Mrs May's deal, but claimed the next step was to agree on an alternative, citing a People's Vote, single market membership and a customs union as options. Read More »

Judge Tosses Motion to Dismiss Trump Foundation Lawsuit

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Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the state supreme court in Manhattan on Friday rebuked a motion from his lawyer Alan Futerfas that accused the state's Attorney General Barbara Underwood , a Democrat, of "pervasive bias" for suing. The lawsuit alleged, among other things, that Trump wrongly ceded control to his campaign of about $2.8 million donated to the foundation in a 2016 Iowa fundraiser for military veterans. Read More »

Russian Military Intelligence Head Korobov Dead at 62, Tass Says

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Korobov's agency entered the worldwide spotlight this year when Britain accused it of perpetrating the near-fatal attack on former Russian spy turned double agent Sergei Skripal in the southern English city of Salisbury. This has been a hard year for the GRU, which has faced a series of exposures that revealed its inner workings. The investigative group Bellingcat and the Russian site The Insider quickly exposed the agents' real names, and media outlets were able to confirm their identities. Read More »

Weather Watch: Forecast For Sunday’s Winter Storm

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A strong cold front arrived in Colorado on Saturday, bringing with it strong wind gusts, a significant drop in temperatures and periods of snow. The Blizzard Warning is in effect from 6 a.m.to 3 p.m. Rain was expected to change from snow from west to east, with temps falling into the low 30s during the day. In total, the storm could dump a foot or more of snow in some places. Read More »

What does the Matthew Hedges case tell us about UAE?

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She was speaking after the nation's ambassador to the UK Sulaiman Almazroui revealed it was considering an appeal from Mr Hedges' family as he expressed the hope that an amicable solution could be reached. He also made efforts to defend the judicial process, denying it was a "five-minute show trial" and claiming three judges evaluated "compelling evidence" over three hearings to make their ruling. Read More »

Sword-wielding jewelry store workers fight off armed robbers

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Danny Marttini said . But the store owners said that the swords gifted to them by a family friend and considered its presence in the store at the time of the incident as a good luck. Four males then pile out of the vehicle - two of them wearing blue coveralls with fluorescent safety decals - and rush toward the shop. The third suspects is described as five foot nine-11 inches tall with a heavy build, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, black shoes and armed with a black handgun. Read More »

Cut off from the world, India’s North Sentinal Island remains a mystery

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The 26-year-old adventurer and Christian missionary then swam back to a boat of fishermen that was waiting at a safe distance. Police would investigate "the sequence of events, the sea route followed", and other matters, said Singh. But on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau's body along the beach and buried his remains. Read More »

Judge orders ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to jail Monday

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He noted that the Trump advisor didn't appeal his sentence and that he felt the constitutional challenge to Mueller's authority was unlikely to succeed. But in motions filed on November 17 and Wednesday, his attorneys tried to be benefited by the pending appeal in another case challenging Mueller's power. Read More »

Russian coast guard rams Ukranian navy tugboat in Black Sea standoff

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Both countries accused each other of breaking worldwide law after Russian border guards tried and failed to stop two Ukrainian armoured artillery vessels circumnavigating Crimea en route to a Ukrainian port. The Kerch Strait links the Azov Sea with the Black Sea. "Russian ships have violated our freedom of maritime navigation and unlawfully used force against Ukrainian naval ships". Read More »

President Trump says it's time for action on 'the Wall'

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Trump began his Friday on Twitter , saying Democrats and Republicans "MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for the Wall". Trump emphasized that United States troops would be allowed to use "lethal force" if necessary to deal with some of the "tremendously dangerous" people in the migrant caravan, who he said have already engaged in mass violence in Mexico. Read More »

Rain helps almost extinguish deadly California wildfire

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A further 2.5-7.5 cm of rain is expected to fall between Friday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. There are now 84 confirmed fatalities and hundreds of people still missing. In Southern California, more residents have returned to areas evacuated in a destructive fire as crews repaired power, telephone and gas utilities. Read More »

Trump, Xi signal readiness for trade talks ahead of G-20 meeting

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have indicated they're both ready for a highly anticipated meeting at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina next week. Wang added the WTO should try to resolve a deadlock in appointments to its Appellate Body , which have been blocked by the United States which blames the dispute settlement body's judges for hampering a USA campaign against what it sees as unfair trade practices. Read More »

Migrant caravan: Mexican officials deny United States border deal

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Sanchez, in her statement to AP, did not explain why The Post had quoted her affirming the existence of an agreement. Almost 5,000 Hondurans and Guatemalans who have been traveling in caravans for more than a month are camping at sports fields in the Mexican border city of Tijuana as they wait for interviews with USA immigration officials. Read More »

Renae Lawrence granted bail after return

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It is understood the warrants are for outstanding charges Lawrence faces in relation to an alleged vehicle theft in Sydney in 2005, and an alleged high-speed police chase that followed. It was unclear if Newcastle police would pursue the charges, but federal Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton argued that she should not be given "credit" for her time in Indonesian prison. Read More »