• White House turkeys are 'Drumstick' and 'Wishbone'
White House turkeys are 'Drumstick' and 'Wishbone'

As part of a time-honored tradition , President Donald Trump pardoned his first Thanksgiving turkey this afternoon at the White House. "I have been informed by the White House counsel's office that Tater and Tot's pardons can not under any circumstances be revoked", he joked.

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  • North Korean soldier makes a run for freedom
North Korean soldier makes a run for freedom

The shock of soldiers watching the jeep rush by is palpable from the video released Wednesday, and no wonder: They're beginning to realize that one of their comrades is defecting to the South. CCTV released by United Nation Command shows the man racing a military jeep into the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom, where soldiers from the South and No...

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  • US Navy aircraft crashes into sea off Japan, 11 aboard
US Navy aircraft crashes into sea off Japan, 11 aboard

The US Navy has said an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Japanese and American rescuers scrambled to reach the downed aircraft in seas off the remote Japanese reef of Okinotori, in the latest accident to hit American armed forces in East Asia.

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  • The explosion at a mosque in Nigeria killed 30 people
The explosion at a mosque in Nigeria killed 30 people

It was the biggest attack in Adamawa since December 2016, when two female suicide bombers killed 45 people at a crowded market in the town of Madagali. Yan St-Pierre, a counter-terrorism specialist at the Modern Security Consulting Group in Berlin, said the bombing fitted a pattern of previous attacks.

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  • Trump, Putin stress ensuring 'stability of a unified Syria'
Trump, Putin stress ensuring 'stability of a unified Syria'

Mr Putin had spoken with the leaders of Iran and Turkey to "assure them that Russian Federation will work with Syrian leadership to prepare the groundwork for possible understandings" that could be reached on Wednesday to "make sure" that agreements will be "viable", said Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin's spokesman.

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  • Suspect accused of fatally shooting Pennsylvania police officer captured
Suspect accused of fatally shooting Pennsylvania police officer captured

A magistrate ordered Holt held without bail on murder and weapons charges. - 8:30 a.m.: Authorities release court documents related to the arrest of Holt and several members of his family that document how police were tracking Holt as he traveled from Duquesne to his mother's house in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh.

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  • Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigns
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigns

The military says Mugabe and Mnangagwa have made contact and the fired deputy will return to Zimbabwe "shortly". The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him. The Democratic Alliance (DA) believes elections should be held as soon as possible to democratically elect a new Zimbabwean president‚ because the ...

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  • Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo
Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

Before the meeting, al-Sisi received a phone call from his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun, during which the two sides emphasized "the importance of maintaining Lebanon's stability and the necessity to uphold the Lebanese national interest", according to the official Egyptian news agency.

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  • Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'
Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'

Previously the president said it should be up to Alabama voters to decide their election between Democratic candidate Doug Jones and Moore, the Republican candidate who has been alleged to have had or pursued relationships with underage women when he was in his 30s, according to The Washington Post .

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  • Trump Administration Tells Thousands of Haitians They Must Leave the US
Trump Administration Tells Thousands of Haitians They Must Leave the US

Haitians were first struck by a cholera outbreak after United Nations (UN) peacekeepers transmitted the disease during the 2010 natural disaster recovery efforts. The Department of Homeland Security had considered ending TPS for Haitians in May. Further details about this termination for TPS will appear in a Federal Register notice.

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  • Lady Driver With F-Trump Sticker To Discuss Legal Case
Lady Driver With F-Trump Sticker To Discuss Legal Case

Representative Pete Olson, the Houston newspaper reported. CBS News affiliate KHOU-TV reports Karen Fonseca made headlines after Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls threatened to arrest her for displaying the anti-Trump sticker.

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  • US Navy Deploys Undersea Rescue Capabilities to Argentina
US Navy Deploys Undersea Rescue Capabilities to Argentina

The noises, heard by two Argentine navy ships, sounded like tools being banged against the hull of a submarine, a senior US Navy official told CNN . Britain's Royal Navy said it had sent the HMS Protector , an Antarctic patrol ship. The craft was navigating normally, underwater, at a speed of five knots toward Mar del Plata when it was last hea...

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  • Husband tried to forcibly convert me to Islam, says former model
Husband tried to forcibly convert me to Islam, says former model

Mumbai-based former model Rashmi Shahbazkar, who accused her Muslim husband Asif Shahbazkar of torturing her to convert to Islam, has made some more shocking allegations against him. "It is part of our investigation", Assistant Commissioner of Police (Bandra Division) Sanjay Kadam told PTI. In his presence, her husband asked her to convert to his f...

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  • Stage set as Sheeran keeps date with India at Mumbai concert
Stage set as Sheeran keeps date with India at Mumbai concert

After performing over an hour, when the crowd started wondering when will he sing the all-time crowd favourite " Shape Of You ", the popster played a prank saying, "so guys, this is going to be the last song of the day". The tickets for the concert were sold out within minutes. Ed Sheeran has previously performed in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Sin...

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  • IT sleuths raid Poes Garden, Dinakaran alleges political motive
IT sleuths raid Poes Garden, Dinakaran alleges political motive

Dhivakaran said that Jayalalithaa had left her aide unguarded after her death but there was no need to blow this out of proportion. Meanwhile, after reports o the IT raids broke, Sasikala's lawyers requested the officials to allow them to be present during the search, but their request was turned down.

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  • Are Saudi-Israel Boosting Relations to Counter Iran?
Are Saudi-Israel Boosting Relations to Counter Iran?

He described Sadat as "a courageous leader, who stood against the tide and paved the way for other Arab leaders to recognize the importance of strategic ties with Israel". "There are many shared interests between us and Saudi Arabia", Eizenkot added. In public remarks in September, Netanyahu pointed to covert relationships with Arab states, sayin...

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  • Defence Minister rubbishes Rahul's allegations on Rafale deal
Defence Minister rubbishes Rahul's allegations on Rafale deal

Addressing a press conference on Friday, Sitharaman had said that the deal was finalised by following a 'transparent procedure.' She had asserted that the urgent requirement of the Indian Air Force was the reason why the deal was sealed. "Why don't you question the PM who changed the entire Rafale deal to help a businessman?" Sitharaman said sh...

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  • Gujarat elections: BJP issues second list, names candidates for Congress held seats
Gujarat elections: BJP issues second list, names candidates for Congress held seats

Elections in the state will be held in two phases, with 89 Assembly constituencies going to vote on December 9, and 93 on December 14. The EC on Friday recognised the group led by Kumar as the Janata Dal (United), rejecting the claim of the Sharad Yadav faction over the party's name and election symbol.

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  • DOD releases sexual assault figures for Fort Drum, other military installations
DOD releases sexual assault figures for Fort Drum, other military installations

A restricted report is one made confidentially by a victim who may be seeking "advocacy, support services, medical care, and mental health counseling" and is not referred to criminal investigation, SAPRO said. The report said the location of where a report was made does not necessarily mean the incident occurred at that location.The reason is tha...

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  • Moody's upgrades India's sovereign bond rating for first time in 14 years
Moody's upgrades India's sovereign bond rating for first time in 14 years

Government officials expressed hope that other credit rating agencies such as S&P and Fitch would follow suit. The global rating firm also backed the reforms undertaken the Modi government saying; "Moody's believes that those (reforms) implemented to date will advance the government's objective of improving the business climate, enhancing product...

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  • Over 200 FDNY Firefighters Respond to 5 Alarm Blaze in Manhattan
Over 200 FDNY Firefighters Respond to 5 Alarm Blaze in Manhattan

The fire started Friday afternoon on the top floor of the Harlem building. At least 200 FDNY firefighters are on the scene trying to put the fire out. The building is both residential and retail. "We evacuated buildings across the street, the building to the rear and both sides of 144 are evacuated".

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  • Six killed in shooutout in held Kashmir
Six killed in shooutout in held Kashmir

The joint team of forces intensified the combing operation and the hiding militants opened fire upon them triggering of an encounter, he said. The operation was on and further details were awaited, Kalia said. DGP Vaid termed the encounter of the six Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants as a great success for the security forces. Col Kalia said one ...

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  • US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'
US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'

Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia on Thursday. Some residents in Okanogan County said they were offended by the images shown in the sky and complained that they had to explain to their children what was happening.

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  • A41 closed: Waddesdon Manor plane crash causes traffic chaos near Aylesbury
A41 closed: Waddesdon Manor plane crash causes traffic chaos near Aylesbury

The National Trust-owned Waddesdon Manor said the crash had not taken place in its grounds. Built in 1982, it is owned by Airways Aero Associations, which is based at the air field, and had been flown for nearly 14,000 hours as of May. The manor said the crash did not happen at the site and there were no casualties at the manor. The airfield of...

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  • Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife In Church… While Discussing Church Shootings
Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife In Church… While Discussing Church Shootings

The shooting on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, about 45 miles (70 km) southwest of Knoxville, took place as church elders discussed a local sheriff's "weapons and worship" seminar, following the massacre of 26 people at a rural Texas church earlier this month.

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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation apologises after Turkey pulls out of Norway drill over incident
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation apologises after Turkey pulls out of Norway drill over incident

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has fired a technician and an officer, who were responsible for placing pictures of late Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on target practice sheets during drills in Norway, according to Turkish media reports.

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  • Wisma Putra confirms 6 Malaysians injured in Singapore's train collision
Wisma Putra confirms 6 Malaysians injured in Singapore's train collision

Local media Lianhe Zaobao quoted Singapore Civil Defence Force sources as saying that the 23 injured passengers were sent to hospitals, and majority sustained minor injuries. The 8.20am incident occurred when a stalled train on the East-West Line was hit on its rear by a second train, which initially was in a stationary position as well.

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  • Donald Trump 'Sentenced to Death' for Insulting Kim Jong Un
Donald Trump 'Sentenced to Death' for Insulting Kim Jong Un

Song Tao, the head of the worldwide department at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), comes one week after Xi and US President Donald Trump held a summit in Beijing last Thursday. It is also unclear whether Song will meet North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un . During the president's address in South Korea, he "painted a b...

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  • Twitter's new guidelines strip many accounts of their verified 'blue tick' status
Twitter's new guidelines strip many accounts of their verified 'blue tick' status

Users gifted with the blue badge are usually perceived as legitimate accounts, meaning Twitter has contacted or confirmed the identity of the account holder, but some badges are reserved for high-profile accounts, such as the president's, which ostensibly enables certain features non-badge holders aren't entitled to.

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  • Wanted: This pickup driver, whose sticker is 'disorderly conduct,' Texas sheriff says
Wanted: This pickup driver, whose sticker is 'disorderly conduct,' Texas sheriff says

But what caused outrage was Nehls statement that per the station's prosecutor "she would accept disorderly conduct charges regarding it". The post has since been deleted. "It would be a good time to have meaningful dialogue with that person and express the concerns out there regarding the language on the truck", Nehls said.

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  • European Union expects Hariri back in Lebanon 'in days'
European Union expects Hariri back in Lebanon 'in days'

Earlier on Wednesday, Macron had said he "wished" that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri "confirm" from Lebanon "his willingness to resign, if that is his choice", French government spokesman Christophe Castaner said. Hezbollah, a group of Iran-backed Shiite Muslims centered in Lebanon , is the dominant political and military force in Lebanon....

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  • Celebs celebrate Australia gay marriage result
Celebs celebrate Australia gay marriage result

The Australian Bureau of Statistics said, the non-binding postal vote showed 61.6 per cent of people favour allowing same-sex couples to Wednesday. But he must first battle hardline elements within his own ruling coalition who have demanded extensive "religious freedom" exemptions that would roll back discrimination laws.

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  • 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Iran and Iraq, Tremors Felt in Israel
7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Iran and Iraq, Tremors Felt in Israel

Iran's sporting community has always been beside the people during natural calamities such as the 2003 Bam quake in Bam City, Kerman Province, in which more than 26,000 were killed and over 30,000 were injured. Iranian army helicopters are taking part in the relief effort. "But the villages would not be seeing any help until the next day". For more...

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  • Paul Ryan Announces That US House Will Mandate Sexual Harassment Training
Paul Ryan Announces That US House Will Mandate Sexual Harassment Training

Years before she was elected to Congress , U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) was a U.S. House of Representatives staffer and said she was sexually harassed on the job. CNN spoke with more than 50 lawmakers, current and former Hill aides and political veterans who have worked in Congress, the majority of whom spoke anonymously to be candid and...

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  • USA security team in Israel to discuss Syrian border deal
USA security team in Israel to discuss Syrian border deal

The regime has built dozens of settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government. "There's reflection here of the understanding that Israel has set red lines, and will stand firm on this ", Hanegbi said. A week after Haaretz reported that Netanyahu would not be...

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  • Tanks seen on road to Zimbabwe capital amid political crisis
Tanks seen on road to Zimbabwe capital amid political crisis

He quoted the constitution to justify the military's interest in what was happening in the ruling party, saying that the military provided government with various forms of assistance as provided for by the supreme law. Some of the army top brass are seen as strongly opposed to Grace Mugabe's apparent emergence as the likely next president. "Def...

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  • Five dead following shootings in rural California
Five dead following shootings in rural California

This latest active shooting to terrorize a community began shortly before 8 a.m., Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff in Tehama County, told reporters in a briefing Tuesday. At least seven children and adults have been hospitalized. The gunman was shot by officials, according to the sheriff's department. Investigators have recovered a semi-automa...

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  • Manus Island refugees told they will not be removed by force
Manus Island refugees told they will not be removed by force

Ms Ardern hasn't revealed the content of the talks with Mr Turnbull, but said the fact they were continuing proved the urgency of the situation. Immigration officials have returned to the Manus Island detention centre to destroy water supplies and makeshift shelters, increasing pressure on the men inside to leave.

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  • Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent
Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent

Some agencies also may not determine an incident is a hate crime until after the FBI's deadline to report. According to the agency's annual Hate Crime Statistics released Monday, 39 hate crimes were reported in the state in 2016, down five from 2015.

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  • UNT students displaced after floor of apartment complex collapses during party
UNT students displaced after floor of apartment complex collapses during party

No word if "structural issues" at The Ridge Apartments on Colorado Blvd. are actually to blame. About 50 people were displaced following the incident. "We haven't even lived here three months, and everything we have is gone and destroyed". "TV's, computers, just everything", Carroll told WFAA . The videos capture the moment the floor caved i...

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  • Two stabbed after confronting alleged thief at Macy's in Mall of America
Two stabbed after confronting alleged thief at Macy's in Mall of America

Twenty-year-old suspect Mahad Abdiraham was arrested at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday after an alleged robbery gone wrong led to two people being stabbed . And Deputy Chief Mike Hartley said no other patrons at the Mall of America were in danger. Maddie Schwieters tells KARE-TV she was in line to see Santa when she ran tow...

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  • Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong
Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong

That might be a unusual thing that happens. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One while making his way to Hanoi on Saturday , Mr Trump said he believed the Russian leader was being honest when he denied meddling. While North Korea has launched around two dozen missiles this year, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike p...

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  • Israel has denied the statement about the downed Russian drone
Israel has denied the statement about the downed Russian drone

Following the announcement of the previous ceasefire agreement in southern Syria brokered by the United States and Russia, Netanyahu came out against the deal, saying it did not sufficiently address Iran's military ambitions in the area. In addition, the previous Israeli wars were waged against Hezbollah according to piled up weapons and expansion ...

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  • Quake on Iran-Iraq border injures more than 230 people
Quake on Iran-Iraq border injures more than 230 people

The quake struck the mountainous area of Sulaimaniyah province at around 9.18 pm (6.18pm GMT) at a depth of 21 miles, the monitor said. Local media reported that eight villages in Iran had been damaged by the quake and rescue teams had been sent to those areas.

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  • Roy Moore trails in Senate poll after accusations of contact with teenagers
Roy Moore trails in Senate poll after accusations of contact with teenagers

Toomey didn't rule out the possibility that Senate Republicans might work to unseat Moore if he wins the special election against Democrat Doug Jones on December 12. Many Republican lawmakers had already distanced themselves from Moore, who was twice removed as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for defying federal court rulings.

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  • 'We weren't ready' to close deal: Trudeau defends Canada's actions on TPP
'We weren't ready' to close deal: Trudeau defends Canada's actions on TPP

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she doesn't want to speculate but the deal appears to be in a much more stable place than it was on Friday afternoon when Canada withdraw from talks without explanation. Some 20 provisions of the original agreement were suspended. It's unclear what the exact sticking points were, but officials have alluded to diff...

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  • Iran rejects Macron call for talks on Iranian missiles
Iran rejects Macron call for talks on Iranian missiles

Referring to the Saudi claim, the French President had raised the prospect of possible sanctions with regard to those activities. Saudi Arabia and its allies also accuse Iran of supplying weapons to the Houthi rebels, saying the arms were not present in Yemen before conflict broke out in 2015.

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  • Ex-Trump aide Flynn probed over secret Turkey dealings
Ex-Trump aide Flynn probed over secret Turkey dealings

Reuters reported on October 26 that one of Flynn's business associates, former CIA Director James Woolsey, pitched a $10 million contract to two Turkish businessmen to help discredit a controversial Gulen while Woolsey was an adviser to Trump's election campaign.

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  • Hezbollah media unit: Islamic State leader reported in Syrian town
Hezbollah media unit: Islamic State leader reported in Syrian town

The Euphrates valley town of Rawa and nearby villages were bypassed by government troops and allied militia when they retook the border town of Al-Qaim last week. The Syrian Central Military Media says that, as Syrian troops and their allies conducted search operations in Boukamal, they "got the information" that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi might be "in o...

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  • Thursday registers record cold in Brainerd
Thursday registers record cold in Brainerd

And, it's fixing to shatter a 140-year-old daily mark for the coldest November 10 in Buffalo's history of keeping weather records. "These systems are pretty rare, but when you've got a large air mass coming down directly from the North Pole, we end up with classic mid-January weather", Simpson said.

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