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Global court opens probe into Burundi violence

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday authorized [order] prosecutor Fatou Bensouda [official profile] to investigate potential crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burundi. Other African nations have made similar complaints, with both Gambia and South Africa having threatened to leave. Vital Nshimirimana heads Burundi's Forum for Strengthening the Civil Society. Read More »

La Nina Impact on Winter 2017: Cold, Snowy, Wet

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La Nina is a natural cooling of parts of the Pacific that alters weather patterns around the globe. La Nina also tends to steer rain northward all winter, leaving the South relatively dry. "Typically La Nina is not a big snow year in the mid-Atlantic", Halpert said. In Colorado, the outlook in October called for a warmer than average winter across most of the state, though it was less certain for the northeast portion. Read More »

Correct GST with 'Genuine Simple Tax', says Rahul Gandhi

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Don't waste India's time with lip service. 3. Gandhi's remarks come in the wake of the GST Council meeting held in Guwahati where it was decided that tax rate on a wide range of mass use items would be reduced. "Modi should remove or change the Finance Minister if we want to improve the country's economic condition", Yaswant Sinha, himself a former Finance Minister, told the media. Read More »

Spanish court annuls Catalonia's independence declaration

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Judge Pablo Llarena, who sits on Spain's Supreme Court granted bail to a handful of Catalan lawmakers awaiting trial on rebellion charges on Thursday. "That's Spanish democracy for you". The struggle has also divided Catalonia itself, and cracks have begun appearing within the pro-independence movement. Read More »

New legislation bans circuses from using wild animals from January

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As noted by Mr Creed, local authorities in Ireland had increasingly refused to authorise the use of public land for circuses in which wild animals would be used, signalling a broader shift in cultural acceptance. The act has been well-received and has been implemented in recent years. This is not Carmody's first impressive victory - the Limerick man oversaw efforts to pass the Animal Health and Welfare Act - the first since 1911, The Dog Breeding Establishments Act, The Ward Union Hunt ... Read More »

Neo-fascist Italian detained after attack on RAI reporter

Despite being caught on film attacking the crew, Mr Spada denies the charges laid against him. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Marco Minniti said the incident was being investigated "because the principles of law and order are fundamental, and there can be no no-man's land in Italy". Read More »

Robber passes out donuts during robbery, police say

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Two of the suspects hop over the counter, as a third guy stands in the lobby and motions for the two customers inside to stay seated. The video shows three men walking into the store. The suspects were wearing hoodies and bandannas. Anyone with information on the suspects' identities is encouraged to call the Houston Police Department Robbery Division at 713-308-0700, or CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Read More »

A future shared by Asia-Pacific economies needs all parties' efforts

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Mr Xi, who comes to the Apec meeting fresh from a successful consolidation of power at home at his Communist Party's national congress, also sought to show how other countries can benefit from China's growth. China is not part of the TPP. As the most dynamic region in terms of economy, the APEC members could set a leading example of making joint efforts and providing a shared method for various sides with different demands in improving regional economic performance for the rest of the world. Read More »

Congress vindicated by GST rate cuts: P Chidambaram

He said, " Congress is vindicated. These recommendations are in the spirit of the continuous feedback we are getting from various stakeholders on GST", he tweeted. After the GST revision, the 28 per cent tax rate bracket, which previously had 228 items, now has just 50 mostly luxury and sin products. The GST Council had reduced the tax rate on a range of goods like chewing gum, chocolates, marble, detergents, deodorants, snacks, shampoo, after shave etc. Read More »

Indian BSF nabs 3 Pakistani fishermen near Indo-Pak border

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Both the forces have agreed to the proposal and the meetings would be held at regular intervals. The Indian side firmly and strongly took up specific issues of concern, including incidents of unprovoked cross- border firing, smuggling of narcotics, infiltration attempts, tunneling and defence construction activities. Read More »

Japan to Send Largest Warship to US Military Exercise Near Korean Peninsula

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The Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers Inazuma and Makinami will escort the helicopter carrier Ise to the exercises with the Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture-based USS Ronald Reagan as well as the USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier strike groups in the East China Sea and Sea of Japan, the MSDF said in a statement Friday. Read More »

Voter Integrity Commission Member Is Suing Chairman Pence

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Dunlap asserted that the remainder of the commission was made aware of Kobach's intent to send the letter only hours before states received copies. Kobach called Dunlap's lawsuit "baseless and paranoid", saying commission work has been delayed by, among other things, litigation over the committee's work and the death of commission member David Dunn, a former Arkansas state representative, following heart surgery. Read More »

Kashmiri Pandits meet Sharma in Jammu

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Dineshwar Sharma, Special Representative of the Union government, concluded his five-day visit to Jammu & Kashmir on Friday, saying he would visit the State again and again. "All stakeholders, including Pakistan, should be brought on board and engaged with", he said. Sharma is scheduled to return to the national capital tomorrow. Read More »

Family of 4 found dead in Mapleton home

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Police performed the welfare check after concerned neighbors told authorities that the lights in the house have been off for several days, and the cars haven't moved, according to The Salt-Lake Tribune . Preliminary evidence suggests a murder-suicide, according to the release, although the medical examiner's office has yet to make an official ruling. Read More »

Dad speaks out after son's grilled cheese death at pre-K

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The commination Pre-K and daycare operation was shuttered Wednesday by the city as an investigation into the sudden and tragic death continued. "We're closing the Center for Family Services and continuing to aggressively investigate what happened and whether the facility could have done something differently to prevent this tragedy", a health department spokesman said in a statement. Read More »

Police chase in Oklahoma

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He was reportedly going over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) while on the I-240 highway, before heading south to the community of Moore. According to local media reports, the suspect went on Facebook Live several times during the chase to apologize, ask for an attorney and to see how far he can go. Read More »

Dad fires shots, prevents teens with guns, knife from kidnapping daughter

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However, her father noticed the situation and suspected foul play. The quartet of would-be kidnappers' plans started to go awry when the girl saw the barrels and simply drove around them, police said. Keilon Johnson , 19, Austin French , 17, Tyree Johnson , 16, and Kamauri Horn , 15, were attempting to get into the garage, when gun-weilding Mr. Read More »

U.S. confirms missile fired at Riyadh was Iranian

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In response to a weekend missile attack on Riyadh by Yemeni rebels, Saudi Arabia closed all of Yemen's air and sea ports on Monday, tightening its blockade and stunting humanitarian relief operations in the country. "How they got it there is probably something that will continue to be investigated over time", he said. French President Emmanuel Macron, in his turn, simply put it that the missile was "obviously" Iranian - also without giving any proof. Read More »

Himachal Election: VVPAT machines develop snag at 129 polling booths

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In politics, the thumb rule is that massive voter turnout in an Assembly election reflects strong anti-incumbency sentiments. Will the people of Himachal Pradesh continue with this tradition in 2017 Assembly elections as well? The Congress has projected incumbent Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as its chief ministerial candidate, while Prem Kumar Dhumal is the BJP's. Read More »

In Turkey conducted mass arrests of supporters of the IG

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Masked Turkish police officers secure the perimeter outside a house during an operation to arrest people for alleged links to Islamic State group in Adana, Turkey, early Friday, Nov. Then the police arrested 283 suspects, they seized 66 homemade bombs, which they meant to arrange terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Ankara. The nationalities of the 82 foreigners detained in Istanbul also weren't disclosed. Read More »

Duterte Says He Killed Someone as a Teen Over a Look

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Speaking to the local Filipino community in the Vietnamese city of Danang on Thursday, Duterte also threatened to slap a United Nations rights rapporteur if he met her, and used obscene language to hit back at critics of his deadly drugs crackdown. Read More »

Melania Trump meets Minho of Shinee

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On Tuesday, President Moon Jae-in hosted the banquet for Trump and US officials on a two-day trip to Seoul. Trump was joined by South Korean middle school students, as they watched students play hockey, when the girls noticed Minho - a member of the Korean pop band SHINee - standing behind them. Read More »

Vehicle collides with students in Toulouse, France

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The incident occurred outside a college in the suburb of Blagnac. He has been arrested . The source said that the man had acted "deliberately" but was not on a list of known extremists. The Mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc took to Twitter and said: "Very shocked by the aggression against the students in Blagnac". Two men, aged 22 and 23, were also hurt. Read More »

Radioactive cloud could form over Russian Federation

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Peres also said that high levels of ruthenium 106, a radioactive nuclide, have been registered by several institutes recently, which can not occur naturally. He ruled out chances of an accident in a nuclear reactor, as that would have led to contamination with other substances aside from Ruthenium-106. The crash of a ruthenium-powered satellite was also ruled out, as no satellite fell to Earth during this time. Read More »

China To Invest $83B In US Shale

He adds that each project on the memo has been researched and is viable now, but over the next 20 years, some may come off the list or be added depending on the economic climate. The $83.7 billion investment is an agreement with China Energy. "The massive size of this energy undertaking and level of collaboration between our two countries is unprecedented", Thrasher said. Read More »

Other View: Military must help to deny guns to domestic abusers

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The Senate bill, the Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act , is co-sponsored by Sens. "Since the military has no defined charge under the uniform code of military justice for domestic violence, convictions in military courts have gone unreported", said Flake told reporters when introducing the bill. Read More »