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Famed NY gossip columnist Liz Smith dead at 94

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Smith was New York's most revered gossip writer. In the Trump divorce, she chose the side of Ivana - the wronged woman. Born Mary Elizabeth Smith in Fort Worth, she was the daughter of a cotton broker who fell on hard times during the Great Depression, the Times said. Read More »

Kerala: RSS worker killed in Guruvayoor

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Though Anand and his friend Vishnu were rushed to the hospital, Anand's life could not be saved. The BJP claimed that activists of the ruling CPM were behind the killing. "Alleging that Jehadists had taken control of the CPI (M) in Kerala , Kummanam added that the CPI (M) was in direct and indirect contact with Islamists". Read More »

United Nations urges humane approach to Manus Island crisis

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Any acceptance of a New Zealand offer to resettle refugees from Manus Island would be a fatal mistake, an independent senator warns. She told reporters on the sidelines of the APEC meetings in Vietnam Saturday she would have a "substantive" conversation with Turnbull at the upcoming East Asian Summit in the Philippines. Read More »

60000 nationalists take to the streets for Poland's independence day celebrations

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The day celebrates the re-birth of Poland in November 1918, 123 years after the Prussian, Habsburg and Russian empires carved up Poland among themselves and erased it from the map of Europe . At a separate Independence Day event in Kraków, the leader of the governing Law and Justice Party, Jarosław Kaczyński, also struck a nationalist chord. Read More »

Xi tells Duterte China will work to safeguard South China Sea peace

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Following the conclusion of the APEC meetings, many attendees will next head to Manila , where a meeting of members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will commence. "The discussions focused on cooperation based on their converging vision and values for the promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in an increasingly inter-connected region that they share with each other and with other partners", the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said. Read More »

Major natural disaster of 7.3 magnitude jolts Iraq

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Iranian provinces in the northwestern, western and central areas of the country were impacted. A local official from the Red Crescent medical society told media no casualties were reported as yet. "I felt like I was on a boat, I thought it was vertigo". The powerful tremor struck near the border with Iran late Sunday. It destroyed the northern cities of Rudbar, Manjil, and Lushan, along with hundreds of villages, killing an estimated 37,000 people. Read More »

At least 20 children injured in stairwell collapse in San Diego

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Fire department spokesman Jose Ysea said numerous children were taken to hospitals. Two women, ages 72 and 46, were also hospitalized in the incident, according to FOX5. His son, however, who was attending a birthday party at the facility and was standing in line for pizza at the time, suffered minor injuries. The gym specializes in parkour , which is a sport that requires athletes to navigate obstacle courses. Read More »

Chitrakoot defeat sign of people's distrust in BJP: Akhilesh

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Chaturvedi led right from the start of vote count at 8 a.m. and kept increasing his winning lead, officials said. According to the Election Commission (EC), there were 1.98 lakh voters in the Chitrakoot Assembly constituency. After 19 rounds of counting, he defeated BJP's Shankar Dayal Tripathi. Nov.12: After losing Chitrakoot Assembly by-polls, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will introspect the reason behind the ... Read More »

Somali Army Kill Three al-Shabaab Fighters in New Offensive

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In March 2017, Trump granted US military broader authority to conduct aerial attacks in Somalia to wipe out Al Shabaab. Sources said at least 13 Al-Shabaab fighters were killed by the drone attack in Basra village, near Bal'ad district, in Lower Shabelle region. Read More »

Georgia Tech player proposes to girlfriend after Jackets upset Hokies

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The Hokies (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) went ahead 22-21 when Greg Stroman returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown off a awful pass by Marshall with 7:27 left. "We have not given up many of those". Both were incomplete, including a deep pass down the middle for Cam Phillips that Kerr knocked away. "We have been in the right place, but we were caught in poor leverage and they made us pay". Read More »

GOP Senator: Allegations Against Moore 'Have More Credibility' Than His Denial

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Moore has been under scrutiny since the Washington Post reported last week that he allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl and pursued sexual relationships with other teen girls as a prosecutor in his 30s. "I think that's a responsible way to approach this". President Trump has given far more deference to Moore, saying "W$3 e can not allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life". Read More »

Trump praises Modi at APEC Summit

Trade between India and ASEAN stood at Dollars 65.04 billion in 2015-16 and comprises 10.12 per cent of India's total trade with the world. "The AFP has always been planning and preparing for contingency measures to address any worse case scenarios during the ASEAN meetings". Read More »

IT freezes 100 bank accounts linked to Sasikala kin

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During the raids, Rs 6 crore in cash, 8.5 kg gold and documents related to investments worth Rs 1,200 crore of unaccounted money were recovered. The report also claimed that diamond jewellery and Swiss watches were seized from the hostel rooms of Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Women's College, owned by Sasikala's brother V Dhivaharan at Sundarakottai in Mannargudi. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal 'not negotiable', Tehran tells France

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The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of supplying Yemen's Houthi rebels with a missile that was sacked into Saudi Arabia in July and called for the United Nations to hold Tehran accountable for violating two UN Security Council resolutions. Read More »

Hyeon Chung is a victor in Milan

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The on-court clocks enforce the 25-second rule between points, and shorter warm-ups ensure matches begin precisely five minutes from the second player walk-on. Top seed Rublev, who finished runner-up in Group A after the round-robin matches, will take on Chung, Group A victor and still unbeaten in the tournament, on Saturday night at the Fiera Milano, live on Sky Sports Arena . Read More »

Mamata defends Delhi CM over pollution

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Delhi has been wrapped in thick grey smog since Tuesday and air quality has been at its lowest. After a snub to his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal that a meeting with him over stubble burning would be futile, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday went on to say, "Kejriwal was a peculiar person who has views on everything without understanding the situation". Read More »

Defense carries No. 6 Wisconsin past No. 25 Iowa 38-14

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Two first-quarter interceptions by redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook led to seven points for the Hawkeyes and frustration for the Badgers, but Lotti's punts made it that much more hard for Iowa to respond and that much easier for Wisconsin's defense to hold strong. Read More »

Bahrain Oil Pipeline Fire Contained

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An oil pipe exploded in Buri village in Bahrain on Friday night. "Terrorist acts witnessed by the country in the recent period are carried out through direct contacts and instructions from Iran", the statement quoted Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah al-Khalifa as saying. Read More »

Veterans Day Parade Salutes Lowcountry Veterans

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Vintage AT-6 Texan aircraft from the Condor Squadron fly over Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Mission Hills CA., during the 14th annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade , Saturday, November 11, 2017. Joe Bryant, 74, of North Hollywood is a U.S. Navy petty officer third class veteran who watched the parade near the start. "Their the ones that fight for us, their the ones that go on the front line for us while we're sleeping", Lake said. Read More »

Trump and Kim in twitter slanging match

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Trump tweeted from Hanoi , the latest leg on his marathon tour of Asia. The missives covered a range of subjects from Trump's relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, China's efforts to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, and a sarcastic tweet about his efforts to make "a friend" of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Read More »

Senegal qualifies for 2018 Football World Cup

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South Africa defeated Senegal 2-1 in Polokwane last November, but Federation Internationale de Football Association ordered a replay because of "match manipulation" by Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey, who was banned for life. He, however, made a quicker-than-expected recovery and was back in Premier League action last weekend to the collective relief, and then later joy, of Senegalese supporters. Read More »

Cops tow away vehicle as lady breast-feeds her baby

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In a shocker, Mumbai Traffic Police personnel towed away a private auto with a sick woman sitting in the rear seat and breastfeeding her seven-month-old baby. The person shooting the video repeatedly yells at Rane to stop towing the auto as it still has passengers in the back seat. Take the fine, I am right here, he also says. Read More »

AJK rightfully belongs to Pakistan, says Abdullah

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If you talk about this being your part then remember the Instrument as well". In an indirect reference to separatists, Abdullah said those who are talking of Azadi are wrong. All three of them have atom bombs. He said restoration of internal autonomy to J&K was the only viable solution to decades-old Kashmir problem. We have nothing except Almighty Allah's name. Read More »

Miami Gardens soldier killed in Niger found bound, shot in head

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One of four US soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants last month in Niger was found with his arms bound with rope, suggesting he was captured and executed, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The villagers' accounts come as the Niger operation is under intense scrutiny in the United States, with lawmakers expressing concern that they have received insufficient or conflicting information about what happened. Read More »