• Man's plot to shoot revellers in Melbourne on Dec 31 foiled
Man's plot to shoot revellers in Melbourne on Dec 31 foiled

Police assured people of Victoria that there was "no risk or no threat to the Victorian community" after the man was removed from society. Thousands of people celebrate each year at the square in Australia's second most-populous city. The foiled plot comes a year after police prevented another attack in the same area on Christmas Day, arresting...

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  • Pentagon must allow qualified transgender Americans to enter the military
Pentagon must allow qualified transgender Americans to enter the military

In the memo, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly writes that the military is to ignore Trump's ban and begin accepting transgender troops by January 1 of next year. A federal court has clarified DOD can't delay transgender enlistments beyond January 1. Since Mattis is named defendant in the case, that prohibits him from delaying transgender enlistment...

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  • South Korea taunts North Korea over defector's escape
South Korea taunts North Korea over defector's escape

An establishment of a free trade zone between member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and South Korea is possible and consultations on the issue are underway, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said on Monday. "Such is the cruelty of North Korea's regime", he said, "and such is the responsibility of those foreign government...

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  • Susan Sarandon is still glad she didn't support 'dangerous' Hillary Clinton
Susan Sarandon is still glad she didn't support 'dangerous' Hillary Clinton

An Academy Award victor for her role in Dead Man Walking , Sarandon, 71, is or was a friend of Hillary Clinton over the years but told Stephen Colbert on nationwide TV in May 2016 that she "broke up" with then-Senator Clinton over her vote in favor of the Iraq War.

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  • Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'
Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'

The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) will discuss in its meeting to be held on Sunday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh , the coalition's general strategy in its war against terrorism. The center provides an open platform for willing IMCTC member countries to exchange best practices and coordinate their counterterrorism efforts, ena...

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  • Rance Howard, Actor and the Father of Ron Howard, Dies at 89
Rance Howard, Actor and the Father of Ron Howard, Dies at 89

Rance Howard , Judy Howard , Cheryl Howard Crew and Ron Howard at the Los Angeles premiere of " Cinderella Man " held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City in Hollywood, USA on May 23, 2005. Actor Rance Howard has died, filmmaker Ron Howard announced his father's passing on Twitter Saturday afternoon. "It was called Frontier Woma...

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  • Love jihad? Hadiya arrives in Delhi for SC hearing amid tight security
Love jihad? Hadiya arrives in Delhi for SC hearing amid tight security

Asokan has pleaded that his family's suffering should not be reduced to a public spectacle or a reality show. Hadiya was accompanied by three women police officials and two male policemen besides her parents. Kerala House in the national capital has turned into a virtual fortress, following a security beef-up for Hadiya, the Kerala woman at the c...

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  • Pelosi declines to call for Conyers' resignation
Pelosi declines to call for Conyers' resignation

Conyers, the longest-serving current member in the House of Representatives, continues to deny the allegations and said in a statement , "I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics".

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  • Train derailment: Railway Ministry announces ex-gratia
Train derailment: Railway Ministry announces ex-gratia

Railway minister Piyush Goyal announced compensation for the families of those killed in the accident. The Home Department officials told IANS that rescue and relief operations were ongoing. An official spokesperson said Rs two lakh would be given as ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased, Rs 50,000 to those with grievous injuries and R...

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  • Trump weighs in on sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore
Trump weighs in on sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore

Trump himself has stood by Moore in the wake of the allegations. Ivanka Trump had said in an interview, when asked about Moore, that "there's a special place in hell for people who prey on children ". I've looked at his record. Although Taylor did not hold back when it came to condemning Moore's actions, he took a softer approach when it came to...

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  • Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'
Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'

It was considered minor, as was an earlier eruption on Tuesday. After the second time, Singapore updated its travel advisory for the island, noting that ash clouds could "severely disrupt air travel". But business has slumped in areas around the volcano since September when Mt Agung's volcanic tremors began to increase. Bali's airport is operat...

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  • Another Kashmiri soldier kidnapped and killed
Another Kashmiri soldier kidnapped and killed

The locals found the body lying in pool of blood at Wothmula Nad area of Keegam, after which they informed the police. "Police is investigating his killing", he said. Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar, posted with175 Territorial Army (Engineers) in Bandipora, had left home at Senzen village in his auto on Friday but did not return.

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  • India Padmavati: Body found near fort linked to film protest
India Padmavati: Body found near fort linked to film protest

We will demand an investigation. A day after a man's dead body was found hanging at Jaipur's Nahargarh Fort, it has now emerged that the deceased had taken selfie with his mobile phone which was seized by police from his body. Mahipal Singh Makrana, president of Rajasthan unit of Shri Rajput Karni Sena, said, "When other states have banned Pad...

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  • Body found in backyard of Florida home believed to be missing grandmother
Body found in backyard of Florida home believed to be missing grandmother

Ron Lendvay, a director of investigations and homeland security for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office , told Florida Times Union . -Canada border late on Friday, as police sought to question him after they discovered what they believe is the body of his grandmother, US border patrol agents said on Saturday.

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  • Brexit scuppers United Kingdom bids to become European Capital of Culture in 2023
Brexit scuppers United Kingdom bids to become European Capital of Culture in 2023

Brussels has spitefully not only blocked the United Kingdom having the Capital of Culture in 2023 (despite scheme being open to non-EU members) but waited until United Kingdom cities spent time & resources on strong bids". "According to the rules adopted by the European Parliament and the Council, this action is not open to third countries except c...

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  • Flynn moving to cooperate with Mueller in Russian Federation probe
Flynn moving to cooperate with Mueller in Russian Federation probe

While Flynn's lawyers had previously shared information with Trump's team, the change does not necessarily indicate that Flynn is cooperating with Mueller. According to CNN , he's also reportedly anxious about protecting his son, Michael Flynn Jr., from getting caught up in the probe. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, resigned as nation...

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  • PNG Army move in on Manus centre
PNG Army move in on Manus centre

The signatories span 32 years from 1983 to 2015. "Papua New Guinea shares some but it was Australia that forced these people to go there", she added. Pictures sent to Reuters showed asylum seekers on minibuses and Papua New Guinean officials wearing army fatigues inside the camp.

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  • Mueller's Team Investigating Kushner's Contact With Foreign Leaders
Mueller's Team Investigating Kushner's Contact With Foreign Leaders

President Donald Trump wants his daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner , to leave Washington, DC and head back to New York, Vanity Fair reported on Tuesday. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has not been impressed by the amateur efforts of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner . Kushner dismiss...

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  • Hafiz Saeed 'designated global terrorist', United States reminds Pakistan
Hafiz Saeed 'designated global terrorist', United States reminds Pakistan

Later, in a video message released by his party, Saeed said he was detained because of his association with Jammu and Kashmir. The banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah head, who carries a bounty of United States dollars 10 million announced by the USA for his role in terror activities, has been under detention since January.

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  • Over 2000 meals served through the Rescue Mission this Thanksgiving
Over 2000 meals served through the Rescue Mission this Thanksgiving

We see them as superheroes: "single individuals, families, organizations, churches, and businesses who serve with us in a variety of capacities", said Rev. This year the Mission is preparing to serve more guests than ever before by adding more tables and chairs for families to attend. "I look forward to it every year", said Joseph Bowman.

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  • North Korea warns U.S., says terror relisting move 'serious provocation'
North Korea warns U.S., says terror relisting move 'serious provocation'

China's trade with North Korea fell to $334.9 million in October, its lowest since February as imports sank to their weakest in years, data showed on Thursday, the latest sign that tough new sanctions cut business with its isolated neighbour.

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  • Missing Argentinian Submarine Could Have Been Discovered By US Navy
Missing Argentinian Submarine Could Have Been Discovered By US Navy

Forty four crew are on board the submarine, which went missing in the South Atlantic five days ago. Officials have suggested that the submarine is likely on the ocean floor, where even the best scenario would mean it has only seven days worth of air if it can not resurface.

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  • Nebraska approves alternate route for Keystone XL pipeline
Nebraska approves alternate route for Keystone XL pipeline

The panel said in the decision that the alternative route was only eight kilometres longer than the preferred route, and that TransCanada had told the commission it was still a viable and beneficial route. "Nebraska has always been, and I think will always be, the last holdout on this pipeline", Kleeb said. Business groups and some unions s...

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  • Facebook To Let Users See If They Followed Russian 'Troll Farm' Pages
Facebook To Let Users See If They Followed Russian 'Troll Farm' Pages

You could soon see whether you interacted with Russian propaganda on Facebook and Instagram during the 2016 election. "This tool will be available for use by the end of the year in the Facebook Help Center", Facebook continued. "It is important that people understand how foreign actors tried to sow division and mistrust using Facebook before and ...

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  • NPS Extends Public Comment Period for Fee Increase
NPS Extends Public Comment Period for Fee Increase

In addition to Glacier and Yellowstone , parks on the list include Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton , Olympic, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Zion, Acadia, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, Shenandoah and Joshua Tree National Parks.

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  • U.S. experiencing major Christmas tree shortage
U.S. experiencing major Christmas tree shortage

According to the National Christmas Tree Foundation, there are fewer trees to go around this year. Hundley recommends that Christmas shoppers interested in getting the best trees purchase them between November 25 and December 1. Ninety percent of the trees sold in California are brought in from out of state, mostly Oregon. "It'll be sad not to ...

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  • Does Congress's 'chaiwala' tweet mock the common man?
Does Congress's 'chaiwala' tweet mock the common man?

In his campaign, Mr Modi, offering his credentials as a self-made leader, stressed the fact that he sold tea as a young child on trains to help support his family. The party could do without this controversy just weeks before Modi's home state of Gujarat witnesses Assembly elections. A similar comment ahead of 2014 general elections, by senior Co...

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  • DOJ investigating Harvard's admission policies
DOJ investigating Harvard's admission policies

An attorney within the DOJ's Civil Rights Division sent a November 17 letter to a lawyer representing the university to tell him the school did not turn over the proper documents as requested by the original November 2 deadline; the letter also mentions the school is being investigated under the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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  • Ticket alert: Eagles, Jimmy Buffett at Hard Rock Stadium
Ticket alert: Eagles, Jimmy Buffett at Hard Rock Stadium

The Eagles announced Tuesday they will tour North America in 2018 with a rotating list of big-name supporting acts including Jimmy Buffett , James Taylor , and Chris Stapleton . The first time Buffett played an outdoor show in MInneapolis was in 1975 at Parade Stadium. A solo Henley visited the Minnesota State Fair last summer; Buffett surfed...

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  • Tripura reporter shot dead by policeman during argument
Tripura reporter shot dead by policeman during argument

According to police, Reang opened fire from his AK-47 assault rifle, killing Bhowmik on the spot. Reang was the bodyguard of Second Battalion Commandant Tapan Debbarma. He said: "I would see the end of the killing". An Indian soldier shot dead a journalist following a dispute, police said on Wednesday (22), the country's third high-profile medi...

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