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Flydubai orders 175 Boeing jets, purchasing options for 50 more

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When finalized, the purchase promises to sustain tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs in Boeing's US factories and network of suppliers, according to Boeing. Boeing dominates the scorecard so far at the Nov 12-16 show, with $19 billion of orders and provisional commitments while Airbus has yet to disclose an order. Read More »

Even Sean Hannity has had it with Roy Moore

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Sean Hannity is singing a new tune after a softball interview with U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore on damning allegations of child molestation. Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday announced he will give away hundreds of Keurig coffeemakers to fans of his show, who have been smashing the machines en masse in protest of the company's decision to pull advertising from the conservative commentator's show. Read More »

Election Commission bars BJP from using the term 'Pappu' in Gujarat elections

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However, they raised objection to the word "Pappu", saying it is derogatory. Senior BJP leaders from Gujarat will leave for Delhi on Wednesday to discuss the names of the candidates for the upcoming polls with the top leadership. Another BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli has urged a justification from the poll panel on why the video has been blocked. In the series of letters Gujarat election commission extremely opposed the use word Pappu. Read More »

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Sued Over Medical Marijuana

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Whether she's successful in suing Sessions or not, Alexis is just hoping to spread awareness and be looked at like everyone else. She says she prefers the oil over brain surgery. NBC News reports Alexis uses a THC spray called Cannatol Rx , which helps prevent seizures when she feels them coming on. But because some states have approved marijuana for medical and other purposes while others haven't, a disparity exists that would keep patients who use cannabis therapy from moving to or ... Read More »

Zimbabwean army cuts roads to government offices

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Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe , and commander-in-chief of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Comrade RG Mugabe, and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. Read More »

Raid destroyed Sanaa airport navigation station

Saudi Arabia's United Nations ambassador is denying that there has been an embargo on Yemen , saying "a temporary procedure" was taken for a few days to ensure the safety and security of Yemenis and Saudis and supplies were available. He also said that the more the blockade tightens, the more the Houthis will develop their abilities to "respond to the assault of the enemy". Transport minister Mourad al-Halimi had said Yemenia flights to the pro-government-held cities of Aden and Seiyun ... Read More »

Brad Paisley schedules Save Mart Center concert

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Tickets are not on sale yet, but information on when to buy them will be coming soon. Country star Brad Paisley - fresh off another successful night hosting the Country Music Association Awards - will play in Moline in March at the Taxslayer Center. Read More »

Escaped North Korean soldier fights for life after being shot crossing DMZ

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The South Korean ministry official said the soldier's condition and military rank remained to be verified. The move is considered highly unusual as even defectors from the North rarely cross directly over the border - usually crossing into China first before heading to Seoul - and South Korea's National Intelligence, army and police have launched a joint investigation. Read More »

5.4 magnitude natural disaster hits South Korea, tremors felt 300-km from epicentre

So far, there have been no reports of fatal casualties with 7 minor injury cases as of 4:32 PM KST, but it seems the quake did take a toll on building exteriors, vehicles, and in some cases, indoors. But seismic activity is closely monitored because a spike in activity is often the first indication that North Korea has carried out a nuclear test. Read More »

Senator to introduce marriage equality bill immediately pending 'yes' vote

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Brandis flagged plans to amend the bill when it goes to committee to extend the right of conscientious objection to from ministers of religion to include civil marriage celebrants. Senator Matt Canavan told ABC News24 that he would respect the wishes of Queensland and would not oppose a same-sex marriage bill, but added he "won't support a bill that diminishes fundamental human rights", arguing that the Smith bill was not "adequate". Read More »

India Summit: Modi calls for efforts to uproot terrorism

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Since its inception in 2005, it has played a significant role in the strategic, geopolitical and economic evolution of East Asia. The participating members of the 12th East Asia Summit are Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam. Read More »

East Asia Summit sends message to North Korea -- without Trump

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South Korea says North Korean soldiers shot at and injured a fellow soldier who was crossing a border village to defect to the South. He hinted at the announcement while he was at the ASEAN summit in Manila on Monday where he encountered controversial Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte several times. Read More »

Southeast Asia summit draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis

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On Friday, the Myanmar military replaced the commanding officer in Rakhine state. Myanmar and Bangladesh have already agreed on a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and take steps to boost border security. "Once again, Myanmar's military is trying to sweep serious violations against the Rohingya under the carpet", said James Gomez, Amnesty International's Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific in a statement yesterday. Read More »

25 injured by collision between two trains at Singapore's Joo Koon station

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Two SMRT employees and 23 passengers sustained light to moderate injuries and were sent to two hospitals, SMRT and Singapore's Land Transport Authority said in a statement . A panel of inquiry set up then to look into the incident said that the collision could have been prevented had MRT staff dealt with the oil spill "sufficiently aggressively or promptly". Read More »

Roy Moore addresses church crowd in Alabama amidst sexual assault scandal

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So this Roy Moore situation is going well for Republicans. "Today you find out that people would rather hear criticisms of a person than look at what he's done for 20 to 30 to 40 years", said Moore. Moore is running for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat, now occupied by Sen. "The Alabamian who would fit that standard is the attorney general, who is totally well known and extremely popular in Alabama". Read More »

Donald Trump spoke to Chinese president about UCLA basketball players

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Trump was in China for a visit at the same time as UCLA. Ball - who is the younger brother of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball - Riley and Hill were forced to stay in their hotel and miss the game. "What they did was unfortunate", Trump said. Anyway, LiAngelo Ball , Riley and Hill were released on bail but didn't play against Georgia Tech, and right now they're still in China. Read More »

NC a finalist for $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant, report says

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North Carolina is one of the final two states in the running to get a prized Toyota-Mazda factory worth $1.6 billion, Bloomberg reports . But all of the state's efforts have been in vain, with companies from Volvo to Mercedes to Hyundai picking other sites in the Southeast. Read More »

Cards Against Humanity Announces New Holiday Promotion

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A foul-mouthed card game has joined Democrats, environmentalists and immigrant advocates in fighting Donald Trump's proposed border wall . To get customers amped for the holiday/patriotic promotion , Cards Against Humanity released a comical-yet-inspiring video in an effort to get the American people riled up. Read More »

Denver becomes one of several U.S. cities to ban cat declawing

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The ordinance is effective immediately. Declawing occurs in a procedure known as onychectomy. Declawing removes portions of a cat's paws to prevent the growth of claws. Denver joins San Francisco, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Berkeley, Culver City and Burbank, which have all enacted similar bans. The ban, which covers procedures called onychectomies and tendonectomies, would apply only within city limits, leaving suburban veterinarians free to offer elective declawings to Denver pet ... Read More »

Marlins' asking price for Giancarlo Stanton 'out of touch with reality'

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Olney used "in the interim" because he could see the Stanton saga playing out a long time given its complexity. "Teams that have talked with the Marlins say they're somewhat out of touch with reality in terms of what they're asking for in prospects and also in what they expect teams to take on with that salary". Read More »

Saudi-led coalition bombs airport runway in Yemen's capital

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The UN aid agencies said the coalition's move to ease the siege was not enough, and warned of mass starvation and health catastrophes in Yemen's north. "Without Sanaa airport and Hodeidah and Salif seaports fully functioning and able to receive cargo, the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen will continue", Dujarric told reporters in NY. Read More »

Why? Markiya Mitchell Rochester mom drowns baby son

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When they got there, police say they found the infant, Jeremiah Mitchell . Jeremiah was transported Rochester General Hospital , where he died, reported WHEC . A judge ordered she be held in jail without bond. Authorities also declined discussing Mitchell's mental state . Police say 25-year-old Mitchell admitted to intentionally drowning her baby inside her apartment at 31 Locust Street in the city. Read More »

Missed opportunity? The Putin-Trump summit that wasn't

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An encounter between the two presidents, however, would not likely have produced any substantial developments in Russia-U.S. cooperation over North Korea. "Reprehensible", Brennan said regarding Trump's attack on Clapper . To the editor: I thought I had heard everything until I read that our president believed Putin over his own intelligence agencies. Read More »

Over 400 US Millionaires Urge US Congress to Avoid Cutting Taxes

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I don't know if I would get a tax cut under this bill, but even if I did, I wouldn't want it. Pitched as a tax cut for all, anyone who looks at the cuts in corporate taxes, elimination of estate taxes and creation of lower tax rate for pass-thru income knows that these cuts are aimed at benefiting the super wealthy. Read More »

Connecticut Court hears arguments in Newtown school shooting case

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Following Tuesday's arguments, justices will decide whether the families' lawsuit can go to trial. Josh Koskoff, who is representing the Sandy Hook families, argued that Remington Arms had been courting gunman Adam Lanza for years prior to the shooting through specific advertising, particularly in video games such as Call of Duty . Read More »

Devastating tremors in Iran and Iraq: the death toll is growing rapidly

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The head of the elite Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said the immediate need was for tents, water and food. Following the occurrence of the quake, Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent Society in the first phase of its response operation deployed 16 response teams, 31 sniffer dog teams, 41 debris removing teams, 48 emergency sheltering teams and 9 emergency treatment teams to the affected cities of Qasre-Shirin, Gilane-Garb, Kermanshah, ... Read More »

Mahira Khan's 'Verna' awaits its fate

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While sources suggest that the film has been banned by CBFC, the authorities are still saying "The film is yet to be viewed by the full board and see if there are any objections". Its subject tackles with rape and how the protagonist, played by Khan fights for her rights. Shoaib Mansoor, director of the film, apparently issued a statement which has him appealing to the board to let the film release. Read More »

(LUV) vs. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK): Which is the Better Investment?

Zacks has also assigned Alaska Air Group an industry rank of 218 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies. Therefore 60% are positive. (NYSE:ALK). Prudential Financial Inc accumulated 0.04% or 288,234 shares. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is now sitting at 22. Read More »

Medical marijuana approved for PTSD treatment in New York State

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Cuomo also unveiled a new program that will permit veterans to order service branch-specific license plates demonstrating their service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marines. "After years of hard work, patients have finally won access for veterans and others suffering from PTSD to receive the benefits of medical marijuana", said Chris Alexander, New York Policy Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance. Read More »