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United States dollars 2-M aid proves Trump's support to PH drug war: Palace

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The White House has announced that the United States would grant $2 million to the Philippines to support Duterte's drug demand reduction programs. Having said that, the Palace official pointed out that Trump's gesture manifested his open support to Duterte's war against illegal drugs, an issue that has been the subject of harsh criticisms from various human rights groups due to allegations of human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings (EJKs). Read More »

Rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB set for launch

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The launch took place at 1:47 a.m. (0947 GMT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after multiple delays. JPSS-1 is part of an orbiting constellation that will monitor weather conditions, improve forecasting and surveil major storm damage across the Earth using cameras and sensors. Read More »

Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017

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The pageant was hosted in China, by Miss World 2013 Megan Young. Chhillar studied at St. Thomas' School in New Delhi, and is pursuing a medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat. In an interview during her grooming, she said: "The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty, and this is what is wonderful about the pageant". Read More »

Barcelona 'not going to close the door' on Antoine Griezmann move - Valverde

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However, Valverde once again reiterated that Barca are open to doing business in January, having pushed for Philippe Coutinho and Angel Di Maria until the last day of the summer transfer window. "We have good centre-backs", the coach said when asked if he was anxious about his options in defence. We'll see who plays but we have confidence in Pique, Umtiti and, of course, in Vermaelen. Read More »

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

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Trump's announcement came just hours after his administration released a rule on Friday to allow hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe to bring their trophies back to the U.S. However, critics say it will harm the dwindling elephant population. Royce questioned the action because of concerns not only about African wildlife but USA national security, citing the political upheaval in Zimbabwe, where the longtime president was placed under house arrest this week by the military. Read More »

Jagtar Singh Johal back in police custody in Ludhiana over fresh claims

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AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab-Scottish Sikh youth Jagtar Singh Jaggi was today presented before the Court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate Pushpinder Singh by the Baghapurana police. "The letter we have drafted for constituents urges MPs to contact Jaspal's local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes and to write to the Foreign Secretary to give the case a much higher priority to secure Jaspal's immediate release and return to the United Kingdom". Read More »

California unemployment rate dips

The 7.5 percent unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since 2007 when the unemployment rate was at 7.4 percent. Orange County's unemployment rate fell to 3.3% in October, led by an increase in the local education sector, according to the state's Employment Development Department. Read More »

Ishaq Dar has not resigned: Marriyum Aurangzeb

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PM House spokesperson Mussadik Malik said that the prime minister was already running the affairs of the ministry due to illness of Dar, who is London for treatment. He became the chief economist for Asia-Pacific region in 1994. In case the PM decides to appoint a minister of state for finance, he will himself retain the portfolio of federal minister for finance. Read More »

Trump Responds to the Thanks from Detained UCLA Players in China

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Prior to their thanks on Wednesday, President Trump - who intervened for their release when he met Chinese President Xi Jinping in his Asia tour - wondered if the players would thank him for their release. Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball told reporters (via Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times ) he hasn't seen LiAngelo since his brother returned to the United States. Read More »

Dugdale calls for interim Scottish Labour leader's suspension amid probe

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Mr Leonard has been an Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for just over a year, winning his seat in May 2016. The former leader of the Scottish Labour Party Kezia Dugdale is set to ditch her Parliamentary duties for a bush tucker trial or two when she takes part in I'm A Celebrity.Get Me Out of Here this weekend. Read More »

Dave Chappelle Announces New Year's Eve Netflix Special

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It has been speculated that the Netflix specials are serving as a warm-up for the return of the comedian's iconic Chappelle's Show . The new special will complete Chappelle's contract with the streaming service for three specials at over $70 million dollars. Read More »

PA runs Gaza terminal for 1st time in a decade

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The terminal will remain open for three days in both directions, according to local Palestinian media. Last month, Hamas handed over control of Gaza's crossings with Israel and Egypt to the Palestinian Authority as a step toward implementing a reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah movement. Read More »

Hardik Patel group delivers ultimatum to Congress. Deadline is midnight

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It also happens to be the hometown of BJP national president Amit Shah. Alleging that the CDs are doctored and are the handiwork of the BJP, Hardik Patel has threatened to "drop a bigger bomb" on the issue at the rally in Mansa town. "We may have to leave some seats for them". "We promise to start a 24X7 helpline for women, fast track courts to deal with complaints filed by women and 100 per cent more women police constables", Scindia said. Read More »

New Zealand v Fiji preview

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The New Zealand pack laboured to make ground in Hamilton, and struggled with their offloads against Mate Ma'a, squandering a 16-2 half-time lead and conceding four tries in an ill-disciplined 15-minute second-half stretch. Ten minutes to go, five minutes to go and still Fiji hung on. Forty metres out from the Fiji line, it was all going to come down to this. New Zealand had made a shaky start following their shock defeat by Tonga and they were relieved to be just 2-0 down after 20 ... Read More »

Celebrate start of Christmas season at Brampton tree lighting

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Family, friends, and good times are the reason for the season and there is no better way to celebrate than with family fun and a Christmas tree lighting. Permits for Christmas trees on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and Medford BLM districts are $5 per tree. The office is able to sell only Christmas tree permits during the extended holiday hours. Read More »

Pakistan relief assistance for Iran quake victims arrives in Tehran

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The people and Government of Pakistan are deeply grieved at the enormous loss of lives and destruction caused to our Iranian brothers in the natural disaster that jolted the bordering regions of Iran and Iraq. The US Geological Survey announced that a 7.3-magnitude quake struck the western regions of Iran and northeastern Iraq at 18:18 GMT on Sunday evening. Read More »

CHAN Eagles not in easy group warns Stephen Eze

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The fifth edition of the competition holds in Morocco from January 13 to February 4, 2018. Libya, the 2014 champions, make a return to feature for a third time at the competition after failing to defend their title at the previous edition. Read More »

Michigan Woman Accuses George HW Bush of Squeezing Her Butt

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The most recent allegation was published Thursday by CNN, in which a woman who was hosting a fundraiser for his re-election campaign said he gave her buttocks "a gentle squeeze". On November 1, Laura Bush, the wife of George W. Bush, said that the alleged incidents against her father-in-law were innocent. As they did, she said, Bush grabbed her rear end. Read More »

Belgian Malinois receives highest medal for dog bravery

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A booby trap is a hidden explosive device meant to kill a person. Mali helped British soldiers secure a Kabul tower block while a Taliban suicide squad holed up in the half-built building in the Afghan capital. He played an instrumental role in breaking the stalemate that had begun to develop in the multi-storey building and the eventual successful resolution. Read More »

Govt clears setting up of NAA under GST

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Some experts believe that the GST rate cuts are not enough and that they come with a lot of impleenting challenges as to how to pass the benefit. "The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the creation of the posts of chairman and technical members of the NAA under GST, following up immediately on Wednesday's sharp reduction in the GST rates of a large number of items of mass consumption". Read More »

WH: Trump Thinks Allegations Against Moore Are 'Very Troubling'

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The twice-removed judge has defied party leaders who have called for him to step down, casting himself as an enemy of establishment Republicans. Members of the state party's executive committee met in person and by phone Wednesday to discuss the Alabama Senate race, according to sources familiar with the call, but made no move to strip Moore of the nomination. Read More »

Marin unemployment rate 2.6 percent in October

This was the second straight month that the jobless rate decreased significantly. It is the third month this year that the county has had a record-low unemployment rate, according to previous data. According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment increased in Los Angeles County by about 35,100 jobs between September and October to almost 4.5 million. Read More »

Carbon emissions on track to rise this year

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True to its character, the year-ending annual climate change conference moved into extra time on Friday evening, unable to come to a timely agreement over relatively trivial and procedural issues about what exactly should or should not be discussed at meetings scheduled for next year. Read More »

Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) Given a €14.90 Price Target at UBS AG

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DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale grew its holdings in shares of Deutsche Bank AG by 33.9% in the 2nd quarter. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €18.00 ($20.93) price objective on Deutsche Bank AG and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Read More »

Strong natural disaster struck Tibet; Arunachal, Assam felt tremors

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The quake struck in the Nyingchi region of Tibet. Reports quoting local citizens said the tremor was felt strongly in Itanagar, the capital of Itanagar, as well as in other towns like Aalo, Anini, Tuting, Gelling, Yingkiong and Mechuka. The epicentre of the quake, which struck minutes after 4 am, was located close to the India-China border and was more than 150 kilometers away from the nearest Indian city. Read More »

Belgium court postpones decision on Puigdemont extradition to Spain

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A judge has yet to rule on whether it should be enforced. Today is the deadline for candidates to register for Catalonia's December 21 snap elections. The European arrest warrant system in place since 2004 makes it easier for EU countries to demand the extradition from other EU states of people wanted for crimes, and removes political decision-making from the process. Read More »

Gillibrand: Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over White House Affair

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As first lady, Hillary Clinton created a children's health insurance program that continues to provide health care to millions of American children; as a US senator she secured the billions of federal dollars necessary to right the great damage done to the New York City and its residents after 9/11. Read More »

Congress raises more questions on Rafale deal

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Although government sources have previously argued that the two prices can not be compared because of different add-ons, weapon suites, training, maintenance and infrastructure requirements in the two agreements, Sitharaman said that "we have obtained a far better deal per aircraft (than the UPA )". Read More »