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Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico

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Following numerous reports that Hurricane Maria's death toll in Puerto Rico has been drastically under-counted by more than one thousand casualties, Gov. The average number of deaths in October, for instance, was way up from the previous year, according to government figures obtained by AFP. Methods for tolling the number of storm-related deaths vary by state and locality. Read More »

Operation that led to Mugabe's resignation ends

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He said despite some other criminal elements fleeing the country, the operation had managed to usher in a new political dispensation to take Zimbabwe in its rightful place within the SADC and the world at large. "We urge all our citizens to allow for a smooth transition". He is widely seen as a contender to become vice president - a post that Mnangagwa has promised to fill in the next few days. Read More »

Obama Derailed Hizbullah Investigation To Ink Iran Nuke Deal

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Officials cited in the report accused then-president Barack Obama of implementing a "systematic decision" that "serially ripped apart the entire effort". The Obama team "really, really, really wanted the deal", he said, with the result that "We were making concessions that had never been made before, which is outrageous to anyone in the agency". Read More »

Sydney hospital cleaner charged with being North Korean agent

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Chan was arrested at his home in suburban Sydney Saturday. Choi was a naturalized Australian citizen who had lived in the country for more than 30 years, police said. "We think he is acting as an economic agent on behalf of North Korea ". However, the North has shown little interest in talks until it has the ability to hit the U.S. Read More »

Will Trump Pardon Michael Flynn? The President Says "We'll See What Happens"

That makes for an average of roughly 11.9 shooting victims per day. That figure means there has been a shooting victim every 2 hours and 25 minutes. The president's estimate was slightly low. The President's broadside appeared to reflect his anger over revelations senior FBI officials exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages while working on last year's Clinton probe and during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump associates colluded with ... Read More »

Syria's Assad calls United States.-backed militias "traitors"

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The war has also badly damaged Syria's economy and infrastructure. According to him, Moscow continues negotiations with Syria to obtain security guarantees for Russians who will go to work to Syria, as well as for Syrian citizens who will work to materialise joint projects. Read More »

Federal appeals judge resigns after being accused of sexual misconduct

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Heidi Bond, who clerked for the Pasadena, California-based judge from 2006 to 2007, told the Post she recalled three instances in which he asked her to look at images of naked people. At least 15 women had accused Kozinski of subjecting them to unwanted sexual comments or physical contact, including kissing, hugging and groping, according to The Washington Post. Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa elected new leader of South Africa's ruling party

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At stake is the leadership of the African National Congress , the 105-year-old liberation movement that has ruled South Africa since the demise of apartheid in 1994. Lukhona Mnguni, Political analyst at University of KwaZulu-Natal, said the outcome of the ANC leadership contest was likely to be a managed arrangement, with discussions behind the scenes. Read More »

Trump Says Not Considering Firing US Special Counsel Mueller

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The e-mails, handed to Mueller by the federal General Services Administration, reportedly number in the "tens of thousands", according to a letter sent to Congress by the organization Trump for America on Saturday. Mr Langhofer said he was assured by former GSA general counsel Richard Beckler that any request for documents from Mr Mueller's office would be referred to the transition team's attorneys. Read More »

Six killed and one critically injured in multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham

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The road will remain closed today. Asked about what speeds the vehicles were travelling at, and whether all of those involved were wearing seatbelts, Mr Phillips said those issues would be considered during the investigation. The accident happened below the underpass on the A38/Bristol Road, where Belgrave Middleway meets Lee Bank Middleway . Three men in another vehicle were also pronounced dead at the scene , while a fourth was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical ... Read More »

Two dead in luxury hotel fire on banks of Loch Lomond

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Three victims - two adults and a child - were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, while a fourth was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, the BBC reported . "Due to an ongoing incident please be aware that Cameron House will remain closed to arriving guests for at least the next 48 hours". The Cameron House Hotel is popular with golfers as it is situated just south of Loch Lomond Golf Club and the Carrick Golf Club. Read More »

Dem Senator Breaks With Colleagues: Al Franken 'Should Not Resign'

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On Dec. 7, Franken announced his resignation from the Senate after several allegations of sexual harassment were made against him, beginning with Leeann Tweeden's photographic evidence of Franken groping her. A new report alleges that Democratic Senators want Sen. Manchin and Leahy - as well as at least two other senators who were not named by POLITICO - stand mostly alone in their beliefs that Franken should stay in office until an official investigation is conducted. Read More »

Amtrak Train Derails Onto Busy Road in Seattle Area

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The Piers County sheriff has confirmed there were casulaties. In a Twitter message, Amtrak had little to say other than it was aware of an incident involving Train 501. An Amtrak train has derailed on an overpass in Washington state. He said the emergency doors were not functioning so they had to kick out the train windows to escape. Read More »

Woman falls 8m down mine shaft

On Sunday morning a line search involving police and personnel from the State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service was mounted from the camp and a drone used to scan the wider area. Police officers lifted her to the surface using a pulley and harness, and she was given water. The woman was unlikely to make the same mistake again, he said. Read More »

Princess Charlotte Started Willcocks Nursery School From January

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On its website, Willcocks says pupils experience "a fun and structured morning with lots of free play where children embark on the first stages of learning to read, write and to understand simple numbers with the minimum of pressure". The royal couple also released a new family photograph that will feature on their official Christmas card. William and Kate - who is now pregnant with her third child - will send two-year-old Charlotte to Willcocks Nursery School , close to their Kensington ... Read More »

Police dealing with 'significant incident' at RAF Mildenhall

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BBC News reported that the incident had ended and a brief mandatory lock-down of the base had been lifted. RAF Mildenhall is on lockdown following a disturbance at the main entrance gates. RAF Mildenhall, together with its sister base RAF Lakenheath, has the largest US Air Force (USAF) presence in the UK. The US arirfoce base is in lockdown while police attend the scene. Read More »

Financial Counselors Inc. Acquires New Holdings in ONEOK, Inc. (OKE)

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Rice Hall James & Limited Company, California-based fund reported 6,000 shares. Visionary Asset Management Inc decreased Oneok Inc New (OKE) stake by 13.09% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Charter Trust has 0.04% invested in FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX). Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel invested 0.07% in FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX). Glg Limited Partnership invested 0.19% in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT). Read More »

Tens of thousands protest in Indonesia against US Jerusalem move

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The United Nations Security Council will on Monday vote on a draft resolution that the recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel has no legal effect. A protest was also held on the same day in Cirebon, West Java, where people gathered outside a main mosque to condemn Mr Trump's Jerusalem decision. Friday's deaths brought to eight the number of Palestinians killed in violence or air strikes since Trump's Jerusalem move, and hundreds have been wounded. Read More »

Crazy Kids Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Have Officially Set A Wedding Date

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Now that a date has been confirmed, the green GO buttons can be pressed on many a royal souvenir production line so that - come next year - we won't have to suffer from a lack of mugs and tea towels. Markle have regularly spent time there during the past year", a spokesman said in a statement. That will require passing an eclectic citizenship test on British life and history that is famous for tripping up applicants. Read More »

Thousands protest as far-right sworn into Austrian government

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According to Tanjug, negotiations on the new government provoked a huge storm in Austria over the past few months, given that the government would include the far-right Freedom Party, "known for its extreme positions". Its allies and sister parties this year entered the German parliament and made the French presidential run-off. A referendum on Austria leaving the European Union, which was suggested by the Freedom party before, was explicitly ruled out. Read More »

Does Newfield Exploration Company (NFX) Have Any Gas After Today's Huge Decline?

Over the past five trading sessions it is 5.91%; 2.83% for the month; -22.91% for the last quarter; -0.78% for the past six-months; and -0.38% for the last 12 months. Hudson Bay Cap Lp has 2,000 shares. Kemper Master Retirement has 1.51% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 49,900 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 12,400 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistani militant of Jesh dies in Tral, body recovered

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The letter found on the body, handwritten in Urdu, identified the slain as Umar Khattab of Pakistan, a Jaish-e-Muhammad militant. "While fabricating IED in a hideout near Handura Aripal Tral explosion took place in which one terrorist of reportedly JEM died whose body has been recovered by J&K Police/SF (security forces) (sic)", he wrote on Twitter. Read More »

UN Security Council Expected to Vote Against Jerusalem Status Change

Indonesia has condemned Mr Trump's decision, with president Joko Widodo joining other world Islamic leaders last Wednesday in an emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul. Diplomats said they expected the United States to use its veto power to block the measure while most, if not all, of the 14 other council members were expected to back the draft resolution. Read More »

Georgia Toffolo: I'm the ditz the Tories should be listening to

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After rising to fame as part of MTV's Geordie Shore , Vicky has claimed she was more used to having cameras constantly on her than some of her I'm A Celeb co-stars. And it's not just Scarlett that has seen her showbiz career go from strength to strength after winning the show. Vicky also tipped Toff to follow in her own footsteps and land a panellist role on Loose Women. Read More »

AC Milan hero Kaka announces his retirement

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Kaka won 92 caps for Brazil, scoring 29 goals and featuring at three World Cups, forming part of the squad that lifted the trophy in 2002. "I went to Europe to watch some games, to feel the emotion of the game there, where football really has its highest point". Read More »

Long ball helps Pistons to win over Magic

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Detroit's offense still isn't where it wants to be, and it went cold during the fourth quarter on Friday at IN before the Pistons managed to gut out a 104-98 win IN the final seconds. Only one of those 3-pointers came in the fourth while the Magic were making their charge. Stan Van Gundy expressed disgust with Detroit's second-half performance. Read More »

South Korea accuses Chinese military planes of breaching its air defence zone

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China has in recent months ramped up its long-range air force drills, particularly around Taiwan, claimed by China as its own. He described the drills as "legal and reasonable". The Chinese aircraft were detected infringing on the KADIZ from the southwest of Ieo Island at around 10:10 a.m. and flying out of the zone at 1:47 p.m., according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read More »

FOG ALERT: Poor visibility and disruption to transport possible

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The weather warning covers most of Hampshire, although Portsmouth may escape the worst of the fog. The forecaster warned of dense fog lingering in parts of the country that could cause poor visibility and risky driving conditions. Looking ahead, it's set to be mostly mild this week, with an early forecast predicting a cold and frosty , but not a snowy, Christmas Day. It'll be cloudy and tiresome overall through the day, with temperatures ranging between 5 and 7 degrees. Read More »