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Trump in Afghanistan for surprise Thanksgiving visit

Trump in Afghanistan for surprise Thanksgiving visit

There are about 12,000 USA troops now serving in Afghanistan in a conflict triggered by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that has claimed more than 2,300 American lives and cost billions...

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Numerous fatalities reported in small plane crash north of Kingston

Numerous fatalities reported in small plane crash north of Kingston

Police said there were no survivors. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) says a Piper PA-32 registered somewhere in the United States took off from Buttonville on Wednesday evening and went dow...

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Albania quake deaths top 30 as rescuers try to save trapped toddlers

Albania quake deaths top 30 as rescuers try to save trapped toddlers

Greek seismologists offered reassurances after a strong, 6.1-Richter quake struck between the islands of Crete and Kythira on Wednesday morning, saying it was not related to Tuesday's 6.4-magnitude te...

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Gosport residents' anger over ‘half a bush’ Christmas tree

Canadian trees are also highly sought-after this year thanks to a cold autumn. "So we have places for people to take pictures out in the fields, we serve up hot chocolate after you've gotten your tree...

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Iran supreme leader says protests a ‘conspiracy’

Iran supreme leader says protests a ‘conspiracy’

He also said the unrest, initially sparked by fuel price hikes but which then spiralled, had been completely quelled. London-based Amnesty International said on Monday that 143 people were killed an...

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Christmas Tree from Northumberland County Arrives at White House

Christmas Tree from Northumberland County Arrives at White House

Of course, Christmas trees lose their value as the holiday itself approaches. So it stands that the cheapest day to buy a Christmas tree is on Christmas Eve. Isham says that his farm wasn't affected b...

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Taiwan probes two executives for security law breaches over China meddling claims

Taiwan probes two executives for security law breaches over China meddling claims

The allegations, reported by Australian media, were made by a Chinese asylum seeker in Australia who said he was a Chinese spy. The Kuomintang's Han said he would drop out of the election if he has ta...

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Scrooge council blasted for putting up 'half a Christmas tree'

Scrooge council blasted for putting up 'half a Christmas tree'

The market is growing with technological innovation, competition and M&A activities in the industry are offering specific application products for varied end-users. But with a nationwide shortage, fin...

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Imran Khan Chairs Meeting To Discuss Pak Army Chief's Tenure Extension

Imran Khan Chairs Meeting To Discuss Pak Army Chief's Tenure Extension

In another surprise move, Law Minister Naseem resigned voluntarily on Tuesday to represent Bajwa before the top court. Rashid said Khan accepted Naseem's resignation. "The prime minister doesn't hav...

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Iraq officials: 3 dead in south amid ongoing violence

Iraq officials: 3 dead in south amid ongoing violence

The protesters in Kabala replaced the consulate's Iranian flag with an Iraqi one, and pelted the building with molotov cocktails, until police dispersed the crowd with gunfire. It was the strongest ex...

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Five killed in Minneapolis high-rise apartment fire

Five killed in Minneapolis high-rise apartment fire

At around 4:30 a.m. local time, area rescue crews arrived to a high-rise apartment building where flames raged on the 14th floor, the Minneapolis Fire Department said via Twitter . Community leaders ...

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Trump Signs Law Making Cruelty To Animals A Federal Crime

Trump Signs Law Making Cruelty To Animals A Federal Crime

Congress to care and for President Trump to sign this into law", Amundson said. Stated Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States: " PACT makes a statement ab...

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Supreme Court Delays Release of Donald Trump's Financial Records

Supreme Court Delays Release of Donald Trump's Financial Records

This first major separation-of-powers test of the high court, as other potential impeachment-related issues head its way, offers a challenge to a chief justice who has tried to protect the judiciary f...

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TikTok bans viral ‘makeup tutorial’ video about China's Muslims

TikTok bans viral ‘makeup tutorial’ video about China's Muslims

The spokesperson said Aziz's "new account and its videos , including the eyelash video in question, were not affected and continue to receive views". She then details some of what Uyghur Muslims ar...

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EU parliament approves von der Leyen commission

EU parliament approves von der Leyen commission

Ursula von der Leyen told the EU plenary in Strasbourg , France, shortly before she and her team of commissioners were approved in a vote of 461/157 with 89 abstentions, that she would work on "a Eu...

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Drugmakers, distributors under federal opioid probe - 47abc

Drugmakers, distributors under federal opioid probe - 47abc

The Eastern District of NY has filed subpoenas against at least six drugmaker and distributor companies, including Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Mallinckrodt PLC, Johnson & Johnson, Amneal...

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Remains positively identified as Aniah Blanchard, upgraded charges expected, authorities say

Remains positively identified as Aniah Blanchard, upgraded charges expected, authorities say

Before Blanchard's disappearance, Harris was scheduled to square off against Alistair Overeem in the UFC on ESPN 7 headliner in Washington, D.C., on December 7. The footage showed Yazeed looking ove...

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Angela Merkel defends North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after it faces criticism

Angela Merkel defends North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after it faces criticism

In his interview with The Economist earlier in November, Macron blindsided his allies as he decried a lack of coordination between Europe and the US. To this end, Merkel pledged to keep raising Germ...

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Apple Shows Annexed Crimea as Part of Russia - for Russian Users

Apple Shows Annexed Crimea as Part of Russia - for Russian Users

The region, which has a Russian-speaking majority, is now shown as Russian territory on Apple Maps and its Weather app, when viewed from Russia . Seems Apple initially wanted to display Crimean terri...

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Submarine abandoned off Spanish coast carried 3 tons of cocaine

Submarine abandoned off Spanish coast carried 3 tons of cocaine

It sank as police tried to intercept it in the Aldan inlet in the Galicia region at the weekend. The first "narco sub" in European waters has been captured by police as drug gangs attempted to smugg...

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Three Top Malta Officials Resign as Reporter's Murder Probed

Three Top Malta Officials Resign as Reporter's Murder Probed

Both Mizzi and Cardona denied having been involved in the death of Caruana Galizia , who was killed by a vehicle bomb after the publication of the Panama Papers , where she worked, exposed global co...

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Islamists sentenced to death for 2016 cafe attack

Islamists sentenced to death for 2016 cafe attack

The 5 activists have been killed by commandos throughout a 12-hour confrontation. The judge in his verdict identified Bangladeshi Canadian Tamim Chowdhury as the mastermind of the attack, who later ...

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Students boo Melania Trump at youth summit in Baltimore

Students boo Melania Trump at youth summit in Baltimore

Talking over the audience, Melania said: "Thank you to all of the students who are here". As she left the stage, she again met with a mixture of cheers and boos. "Using drugs will only slow you down a...

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Ex-White House lawyer moves to block judge’s ruling requiring testimony

Ex-White House lawyer moves to block judge’s ruling requiring testimony

In this conception, the separation of powers inevitably becomes the primacy of the presidency. "We will appeal", a Justice Department spokeswoman said by email. The case, in some ways, could be a ...

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Whitehouse lockdown lifted after 'unresponsive aircraft' violated restricted airspace in Washington DC

Whitehouse lockdown lifted after 'unresponsive aircraft' violated restricted airspace in Washington DC

Washington airspace restrictions were severely tightened after the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington . Senior officials across the inter agency are now monitoring the situatin. Another...

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Trump impeachment report out after Thanksgiving, says Schiff

Trump impeachment report out after Thanksgiving, says Schiff

When Congress resumes next week, Schiff is expected to send the report, compiled from 17 statements behind closed doors and five public sessions, to the House Judicial Committee, where President Jerr...

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Wisconsin man's dying wish: Share final beer with his sons

Wisconsin man's dying wish: Share final beer with his sons

His grandson Adam shared a picture of his grandpa in his hospital bed enjoying one last beer with his sons before he passed away. "Last night all he wanted to do was have one last beer with his sons"....

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The fallout from Trump's intervention in Navy SEAL case

The fallout from Trump's intervention in Navy SEAL case

Naval War College's commencement ceremony, in Newport, Rhode Island, June 14, 2019. "That didn't just happen", he said . Spencer said that on November 15, as the date for the review panel approac...

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Firefighters battle new blaze in California, United States News & Top Stories

Firefighters battle new blaze in California, United States News & Top Stories

The area last burned more than two dozen years ago. Santa Barbara County declared an emergency late Monday, saying in a news release that the fire was beyond the capabilities of the county's fire...

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Donald Trump tweets photo of himself as Rocky Balboa in the ring

Donald Trump tweets photo of himself as Rocky Balboa in the ring

He compared the nonexistent Thanksgiving controversy to the equally nonexistent Christmas controversy, then patted himself on the back for supposedly ushering in a new era in which " everyone's using...

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USA to list Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

USA to list Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

O'Reilly had asked Trump if he would designate the cartels "and start hitting them with drones and things like that?" The designation of cartels as terrorist organisations could lead to new sanc...

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Get more ambitious or get drastic warming — United Nations warning

Get more ambitious or get drastic warming — United Nations warning

Earth's temperature may rise by 3.4 to 3.9 degrees C by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed as early as next year, according to a report by the United Nations ...

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South Korea fires warning shots towards North Korean merchant vessel

South Korea fires warning shots towards North Korean merchant vessel

They have fought several deadly naval skirmishes in the area in past years. Seoul's reaction came a day after Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korean leader Kim Jo...

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285 members take oath at Maharashtra Assembly's special session

285 members take oath at Maharashtra Assembly's special session

After being elected as joint legislative party leader, Uddhav Thackeray said, "I had never dreamed of leading the state". Meanwhile, Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar said that the invitation has bee...

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Pair of storms stymie Americans during Thanksgiving travel

Pair of storms stymie Americans during Thanksgiving travel

California , Nevada and parts of Arizona are expected to be hit by strong winds and rain between now and the weekend. A " bomb cyclone " in the western United States is responsible for harsh weather...

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