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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly at age 65

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He was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:11 a.m., officials said . In 2011, Lee was elected the 43rd mayor of San Francisco and the first elected mayor of Chinese descent in a city steeped in Chinese American history. Read More »

Police Are Investigating An Explosion In The Subway Near Times Square

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He did not hear the blast either, but saw police react. This undated photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday. Christina Bethea was starting off her week rushing to work when she said the device exploded about 50 feet from her. "It sounded like a loud gunshot. Read More »

Tirupur 'honor' killing: 6, including father-in-law, sentenced to death

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The court sentenced six people, including her father Chinnasamy, to death and sentenced two others to jail. Shankar and his wife, Kausalya, were brutally attacked by a gang in Udumalpet in 2016. Kausalya who now lives with Sankar's family said, "I had waited for more than one and half years to get justice". But Kausalya who heard the landmark verdict has said that she is against capital punishment. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, fire marshal, fatally struck on Maryland interstate shoulder

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Officials said the officer requested for more assistance as he blocked off the damaged vehicle with his own auto, turning on the emergency lights in the process. Another passenger was taken to Shady Grove Hospital. The driver of the Acura did not report being injured. "Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen was an exemplary investigator and leader who took great pride in his law enforcement career and who devoted himself to protecting and serving the citizens of Maryland", Maryland ... Read More »

Europe 'complicit' in migrant abuse: Rights group

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UNHCR's appeal notes that many refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people in Libya are victims of serious violations of human rights and that a large number of them are detained for an indefinite period of time in deplorable conditions. Amnesty recalled that on that day the "Ras Jadir" pushed away rescuers aboard the "Sea-Watch 3", operated by an NGO. Although migration via the Mediterranean fell dramatically after the deal, Libya became home to the alleged abuse of migrants. Read More »

Charlottesville denies permit for event marking anniversary of supremacist rally

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Unite The Right rally organizer Jason Kessler is escorted by police after he attempted to speak at a press conference in front of Charlottesville City Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 13. The Unite the Right rally in August brought an uncontrollable mass of battle-ready white nationalists and counter-protesters who brawled downtown throughout the morning on Aug. Read More »

Winter weather advisory extended to metro Detroit, southeast MI

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A winter weather advisory has been extended into counties in metro Detroit and southeast MI. Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour will be possible within the stronger lake effect bands. The forecast for points farther south calls for snow before noon, with a mix of snow and rain in the afternoon. The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has issued a winter storm warning . Read More »

Donald Trump Expected To Visit UK In New Year, Says Ambassador

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He admitted Mr Trump had not yet set a date for the visit. Is he going to be flawless in appeasing everybody? Asked if the president would still visit the UK, Johnson, who has known Trump for 35 years, said: "I hope so". "I think he will come", Johnson told the BBC's Today program. He added: "He understands the special relationship and while there may be disagreements about the way he says something or how he does something, you can rest assured security and prosperity are very ... Read More »

Fire breaks out at Austria's main gas hub, several injured

Authorities said the explosion was triggered by a "technical cause", without providing further detail. The explosion was at one of Europe's main hubs. Italy industry minister says the gas blast shows Italy has a serious energy supply problem. According to a representative of Slovakian operator Eustream, Pavol Kubik , gas supplies from Slovakia to Austria have been suspended as a result of the blast. Read More »

Nepal elections: As Left wins big, India tries to fix ties

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NEPAL'S Communist alliance swept to power in elections to the federal and provincial Parliament after winning 110 seats, bringing moderate Left leader K P Oli back to power as the republic's new Prime Minister, India refused to react to the Himalayan political quake, leaving it to RSS leader Ram Madhav to speak for New Delhi . Read More »

2-magnitude quake hits Iran

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There are no reports of casualties or damage to infrastructure so far. Iran is prone to near-daily earthquakes as it sits on major fault lines. On November 12, a devastating 7.3 magnitude quake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, killing over 600 Iranians and injuring almost 10,000. Read More »

'Moneytaker' group steals millions from USA, global banks

A newly detailed hacker group has stolen millions of dollars from worldwide heists - including a total of $8 million from 16 United States banks - since May of past year, according to a report released Monday by security firm Group IB. Stephan Chenette, chief executive office of AttackIQ Inc . told SiliconANGLE that while "most organizations have put security controls in place to prevent attackers from breaching and exploiting high value target systems such as SWIFT and ATM networks", ... Read More »

Edo, Charlotte County missing K-9, found dead in North Port

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A K9 is part of the family and generally, a K9 spends more time with the police handler than its own family due to the nature of the job". The German Shepherd named Edo had been the subject of a search since he was reported missing from his cage Saturday night in the open garage of his handler, Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputy Sean Davoli. Read More »

U.S. soldier who fled to North Korea for 'dog's life' DIES

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Jenkins, who feared being killed on patrol or being sent to Vietnam, had planned to seek asylum at the Russian embassy and return to the United States in a prisoner swap but he came to bitterly regret the 1965 desertion, the BBC reports. His fate briefly strained ties between Japan and the US. After arriving there, Mr. Jenkins faced a court-martial, where he pleaded guilty to desertion and aiding the enemy. Read More »

US Soldier Who Defected to North Korea in 1965 Dies

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Once in Japan, Jenkins in 2004 was subject to a USA court-martial in which he said he deserted because of fear of being sent to fight in Vietnam. Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. Read More »

Boris PRAISED as Brit woman jailed in Iran has case DELAYED

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Nazanin, of West Hampstead, was due to appear in court on Sunday before Judge Salavati, the same man who presided over her trial in April last year when the 38-year-old was sentenced to five years in prison for spying. She denies the charges against her. "A month ago I was cursing the foreign secretary", Ratcliffe said. He praised the Foreign Secretary's hour-long meeting with Iran's leadership, which was described as "frank". Read More »

OIC to convene in Istanbul to discuss US's Jerusalem move

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One official said: "PM Abbasi will reiterate the stand that has been our policy for decades". The summit to be held on December 13 in Istanbul will be preceded by the council of Foreign Ministers' meeting which will be attended by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, it added. Read More »

Brent tops $65 a barrel

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Oil is heading for a second yearly gain as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies including Russian Federation extend supply cuts through to the end of 2018. "This production is lost, and if refiners want to maintain their rates, they'll have to pull crude oil out of inventory somewhere in the world". Last month OPEC, along with other major producers including Russian Federation, agreed to extend their production cuts by nine months to the end of 2018. Read More »

Suspect in Savanna Greywind Death Pleads Guilty

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Thirty-eight-year-old Brooke Crews could face life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and murder , and lying to law officers in the death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind, of Fargo. Greywind's newborn baby was found in Crews' apartment days after Greywind disappeared. His trial is slated for March. The news comes weeks after Crews underwent a mental evaluation at the request of her defense attorney. Read More »

New details about Apple's autonomous auto revealed

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At a private workshop held this week for AI researchers, Apple researchers gave a rare glimpse of some machine learning technology they're building for self-driving cars. Wired magazine who covered Apple's presentation noted that "other projects that Salakhutdinov had discussed don't appear to have been previously disclosed". Read More »

Lake-effect snow season ramps up over Great Lakes

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A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Northern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida Counties from Monday night into Wednesday evening. The models vary on the path of a low that will pass through the Great Lakes. By the time the lake effect storm winds down Wednesday, Central and Western New York could see a foot of snow, with even more where lake effect snow bands linger. Read More »

Little boy signs for help while sitting with Santa

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If you couldn't tell this baby was not having it. Kerry Spencer shared an old photo of her son's visit with Santa, taken when he was 1-year-old. And during his photo with Santa - he made the sign . The photo has received over 6,000 shares and more than 24,000 likes. Several Twitter users said it didn't look like the toddler was signing for help, but Spencer said it was just a different variation of the ASL sign. Read More »

Alliance not possible with Zardari-led PPP: Imran Khan

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Imran said that after Nawaz Sharif, it was now time to get rid of Zardari in a bid to save the country from corruption. Captain (retd) Safdar, son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and co-accused in London properties reference on Monday criticised the Panamagate verdict of Supreme Court, which had disqualified Nawaz. Read More »

Israeli forces injure two Palestinians in northern Gaza Strip

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Most countries consider East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed after capturing it in the 1967 Middle East War, to be occupied territory. Two other Palestinians were killed along the Gaza border fence during clashes on Friday. The Israeli military said it had carried out the strikes on a militant training camp and on a weapons depot. At the United Nations, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Washington still had credibility as a mediator. Read More »

Sensex ends 205 points higher in third straight session

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Market breadth was positive with 1,234 advances against 494 declines. PSU banks , HDFC twins and ITC led the market higher but gains were capped by Reliance Industries (down 0.5 percent). Sector-wise, the S&P BSE automobile index rose by 164.63 points, followed by IT index by 107.75 points and banking index by 102.85 points. All sectoral indices ended in green barring Realty. Read More »

It's Time to Send Americans to the Moon Again

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President Donald Trump will sign his first space policy directive, which is widely expected to include manned missions to the moon , in a ceremony Monday. The Space Policy Directive 1, as it's called, is based on the first recommendation of the National Space Council, officials said. "The moon will be a stepping-stone, a training ground, a venue to strengthen our commercial and global partnerships as we refocus America's space program toward human space exploration", Pence said. Read More »

French journalist detained in Indian Occupied Kashmir

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SSP Srinagar , Imtiyaz Parray said, as per the complaint, "Edward was found preparing a documentary and interviewing separatists, in violation of visa norms". "He is in police custody and he has sought legal help from a lawyer in Srinagar ". "The official met Edward and was told that he was all fine in custody", said a police source. Read More »