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"Explicit" half-time exchange leads Knicks to historic win over the Raptors

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Porzingis managed 22 points and 12 rebounds on the night, a far better return than the 3 for 13 shooting he produced during the Knicks' 107-84 defeat at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post , it was the most consecutive points the Knicks have ever scored, topping a 24-0 run against the Indiana Pacers in 2003. Read More »

Parliament winter session to commence on 15 December

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The Winter session of Parliament will be held from December 15 to January 5, the cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs declared on Friday amid indications that the Opposition was planning to raise issues such as demonetisation, GST glitches and the Rafale deal to attack the government. Read More »

Paramedics take terminally ill patient to see the beach one last time

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The two Queensland paramedics who granted a palliative patient a wish to see the ocean one last time have been humbled by the worldwide attention. Danielle Kellan, who took the photo of the poignant scene, said she asked the elderly woman what she was thinking as she looked over the incoming waves at Hervey Bay. Read More »

Corbyn critic Ivan Lewis suspended by Labour over sexual harassment claims

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Buzzfeed reported that other women had also complained about the Bury South MP's behaviour. It refused to give details of the allegation, but insisted all complaints of sexual harassment would be taken "extremely seriously". 'I have on occasion asked women I work with out for drinks or dinner, or developed strong feelings for them, and I am genuinely sorry if this was unwelcome or inappropriate in the circumstances, and caused anyone to feel awkward'. Read More »

Facebook will tell users if they followed Russian pages

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The tool, expected to be available by the end of the year, will allow people to determine if they liked content or followed Facebook and Instagram accounts by the Kremlin-sponsored Internet Research Agency. Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the burgeoning claim that Russian-backed propaganda on the popular social-media platform played a role in Donald Trump's shock victory over Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Texas DPS Trooper Shot and Killed Southeast of Dallas

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An active manhunt is on for suspect Darbrett Black. The shooting happened at about 4 p.m. Officials said the suspect left the scene in a gray Chevrolet Malibu with the license plate JDN4273. He was released on a $10,550 bond on July 31, charged with one count of evading arrest and one count of aggravated assault against a public servant. Read More »

Christmas tree shortage could increase prices

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December 1 To ring in the holiday season, West Sacramento will celebrate its annual Winter Wonderland tree lighting ceremony, replete with falling snow and performances from school bands, choirs and the BlyueRose Dance Project. 24; 4:45-6 p.m., tree lighting at 5:45 p.m. 542-7408. Historic District: 6-9 p.m. 200 Wool St. Folsom . Many have hot chocolate, musical entertainment and, of course, visits from Santa Claus. Read More »

Duterte eyes PNP return to drug war

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Presidential spokesman Harry Roque reiterated Duterte's concern expressed last week that the drugs problem could intensify and gains might be lost with the Philippine National Police (PNP) sidelined. "A decision will soon be made", Roque told a regular briefing. Asked why the President is bent on bringing back the police to his brutal drug war despite his previous admission the force was corrupt, Roque said: "I think the President has acknowledged that the PNP is not a ideal organization". Read More »

Flynn reportedly cut ties with Trump, indicating potential cooperation with Mueller

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Still, the notification led Mr. Trump's lawyers to believe that Mr. Flynn - who, along with his son, is seen as having significant criminal exposure - has, at the least, begun discussions with Mr. Flynn resigned from the Trump's administration in February after it was revealed he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Read More »

Israeli Diplomat Under Fire For Questioning American Jews' Military Service

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is aware of the heavy pressure from US Jewry, has responded swiftly to the storm stirred up by Deputy Prime Minister Tzipi Hovotely. Jews as distant from the sacrifices other Americans make, and the threats that govern life in Israel. "One of my goals", she said, is to "bring American Jews closer to Israel". Read More »

Sheriff's Deputy hit, killed during pursuit

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Overall's death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner and the department will ask prosecutors to charge him shortly. Deputy Overall was not in the roadway at the time, and in fact was well off the roadway and he had just deployed the "Stop Sticks" across SB M-15. Read More »

Missing Argentine submarine: 'Explosion' heard

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Why did they not tell us?" Underwater sounds detected in the first days of the search by two Argentine search ships were determined to originate from a sea creature, not the vessel. Navy , which received and analyzed the data collected from its sonar technology. "It explodes by itself. How are they not going to know [before now] that there was an explosion". Read More »

Indian Army officer arrested for raping Lt- Colonel's daughter

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In her complaint, the woman said she was called by the Colonel to his residence with a promise to introduce her to people associated with the modelling industry. She accused the Colonel of forcing her to drink alcohol and raping her. The woman said the next day the Colonel asked for her pictures, which she sent after consulting her father. Read More »

North Koreans critical of U.S. terror list decision

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The US removed North Korea from the list back in 2008 as part of an effort to improve ties. "Our army and people are full of rage and anger toward the heinous gangsters who dared to put the name of our sacred country in this wretched list of "terrorism" and are hardening their will to settle all accounts with those gangsters at any time in any way", the agency said in an official statement. Read More »

Weapons Surrendered In North Yorkshire Amnesty

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Anyone who wants to hand a firearm in can do so in person at one of four police stations in Derbyshire: Chesterfield police station in New Beetwell Street; and Buxton police station in Silverlands and St Mary's Wharf and Pear Tree stations in Derby. Read More »

Trump praises Coast Guard on Thanksgiving visit

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Trump told the troops they could look forward at home to the benefits of "big, handsome fat tax cuts", a stock market at record highs, jobs and economic growth. President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've done. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Read More »

Oil and Gas UK welcomes Budget tax move

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North Sea oil and gas producers received a boost from the government today as chancellor Philip Hammond announced tax changes aimed at increasing investment. He said it was a result of a productive dialogue between the major Operators, "entrepreneurial new entrants" industry bodies, oil and gas professionals and HM Treasury over the last two years. Read More »

Morning & early afternoon showers Wednesday; chilly but sunny Thanksgiving

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Skies are forecast to be sunny through Sunday , with highs in the mid-50s today and the mid-60s by Friday . Saturday afternoon we will clear out and temps will be mild in the low 60s. West northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. For Tuesday , another cold front will move through the Big Country through the afternoon . Read More »

Bohannon, Cook Lead Hawkeyes to Win Against UAB

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The Hawkeyes ended up in seventh place in the eight-team field after losing the Louisiana and South Dakota State in their first two games. "We have to be better, get better, and even though we have a young team, we have to play like a veteran team in close games late", Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. Read More »

Is Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) A Safe Bet For Investors?

The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 18 with "Buy". The stock of Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ ) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31. Moreover, Buckingham has 0.75% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. Obermeyer Wood Inv Counsel Lllp has 0.02% invested in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ ). Read More »

Milton Keynes Capital of Culture bid in jeopardy

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But the European Commission, the executive arm of the soon-to-be 27-nation EU, said it had sent a letter to the British culture ministry yesterday saying that it was no longer possible. Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central and head of the House of Commons Select Committee for leaving the European Union, said: "This is a awful blow and has come completely out of the blue". Read More »

The BMO Capital Markets Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

It has outperformed by 10.53% the S&P500. Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 17 investors sold AllianceBernstein Holding LP shares while 39 reduced holdings. Boulegeris Investments Inc. boosted its holdings in Merck & by 77.8% in the second quarter. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, November 24 by Berenberg. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav's family members must not be "questioned or harassed"

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Other reports also hinted that the issue was discussed in a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the newly appointed Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi , Sohail Mahmood. Pakistan offered a meeting between Jadhav and his wife on "humanitarian grounds". Mr Jadhav, a former officer of the Navy, was accused of spying and sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan in April. Read More »

Syrian Opposition Seeks More Unity Ahead of Peace Talks

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But Putin warned that the reforms would not be easy and would require "compromise and concessions" from all parties to the conflict. According to Al-Hayat, the summit confirms that a "new era" has begun in the region following the defeat of the Daesh terrorist group. Read More »

Victoria, Australia, legalises assisted dying

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The Legislative Council insisted on amending a bill passed by parliament's lower chamber, the Legislative Assembly, last month, 47 votes to 37. Karien Jordaan reports that the legislation required amendments to pass the Upper House. Tony Abbott took to Twitter to oppose the legislation, saying it only belonged in a "morally mixed up society". Speaking to Macquarie Radio , Mr Abbott said: "People's lives have to be respected and this idea that we should end the lives of people who have ... Read More »

Mugabe Resignation: UK Vows to Assist Zimbabwe

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Human rights campaigners hope the end of Mr Mugabe's brutal rule could mark a turning point for Zimbabwe. "Declaration by an ambassador of a western country to say "now we'll help Zimbabwe". The Foreign Secretary said it was now a matter for Zimbabweans to decide what happens to Mr Mugabe and his wife Grace. "Furthermore we would like to call on them to work together across the political divide to ensure that the country is taken forward and that never again does a Zimbabwean suffer ... Read More »

OPS camp wins AIADMK 'two leaves' symbol

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The development is a setback to the deposed party leader VK Sasikala , who is now serving her term in a Bengaluru jail in a disproportionate assets case, besides her nephew and sidelined deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran . After former chief minister J.Jayalalithaa's death previous year both factions in the AIADMK had approached the Election Commission to grant them the party symbol. Read More »