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Poland, 22 other European Union members sign defence pact

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The new initiative aims to spend more on defense systems and make member countries' militaries much more integrated with each other. On November 13 ministers from 23 EU member states signed a joint notification on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and handed it over to the High Representative and the Council, Armenpress reports citing the EU Council's official website. Read More »

Rajasthan police arrests 1 'gau rakshak' for killing man transporting cows

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They were accused of transporting cows for slaughter by the group. The Rajasthan police later gave a clean chit to the six assailants he had named in his dying declaration. The man was allegedly killed on the suspicion of cow smuggling . "The allegations made by Ummar's family will be looked into", police sources said. Read More »

Bangladeshi students in the USA for higher education

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The growth rate of students from India, however, decreased from 24.9 per cent in the previous academic year to 12 per cent in 2016-17. Overall, there was a 3.4 percent increase in total worldwide student enrollment in 2016 compared to the year before, with the total of 1,078,822 exceeding 1 million for the second year. Read More »

Captain among two martyred in cross-border terrorist attack in Bajaur Agency

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The DG ISPR comments came after two Pakistani servicemen - among them a captain - were martyred in a cross-border attack by Afghanistan-based terrorists in Bajaur Agency. Pakistan and Afghanistan share a rugged, porous border of 2,500km (1,500 miles). PTI leader Shireen Mazari questioned the presence of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Afghan forces on the Afghan side of the border and said military forces present in Afghanistan need to act against terrorist sanctuaries. Read More »

Texas College Apartment Party Causes Floor to Collapse

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram said the call was upgraded to a potential mass casualty incident once they arrived at the scene and additional support from other fire rescue units and Denton police was called for. Carroll says that's typical; she's called the cops on the party-goers before. "I grabbed my keys, my wallet and I left to the police department", she said. Read More »

Alex Azar unveiled as Trump's pick for health secretary

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According to Politico , he worked closely there with Eric Hargan, who has been acting HHS secretary since Price left. Azar II, served as a deputy at the department under former President George W. He could also be useful in the Trump administration's efforts to roll back expensive prescription drug pricing. The former pharmaceutical executive is in favor of a number of Republican-backed health care initiatives, like repealing and replacing Obamacare. Read More »

Man charged with manslaughter in hockey stick beating death of Uber driver

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Kosugi allegedly hit Tolk in the head with a hockey stick, knocking Tolk to the ground. Kosugi allegedly hit Tolk's auto while it was stopped, and the driver got out of the vehicle to confront the suspect. Paramedics rushed Tolk to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12.40am Sunday. Uber said he was off-duty at the time of the attack. "He was hit in the head, he fell to the ground, the guy put his foot on his chest, held him on the ground", said Fernando Mateo of the New York ... Read More »

US Geological Survey: Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits off Costa Rica's Coast

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a 5.8 magnitude quake has stuck of the east coast of the Japan. The National Emergency Commission said there was no chance of a tsunami. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis said authorities were gathering information and asked residents to remain calm and to be prepared for any possible aftershocks. Read More »

Xi calls on Seoul to resume North Korea talks

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South Korea supports the Belt and Road Initiative and is willing to actively participate in its implementation, he said, while calling for concerted efforts to resume bilateral high-level exchanges and cooperation in various fields as soon as possible. Read More »

Xi Jinping: China to Maintain Peace in the South China Sea

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The two met on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang. "We have to be friends, the other hotheads would like us to confront China and the rest of the world on so many issues", Duterte said at a pre-summit business conference in Manila . Read More »

US, South Korea start drills in show of force against North

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The two were meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit of Asia Pacific leaders in the Vietnamese city of Danang. A North Korean soldier was shot by his former comrades while defecting to South Korea across the demilitarized zone, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement Monday. Read More »

Trump meets Rody: See you in Manila

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Roque said the two leaders, who previously had two phone exchanges, appeared "genuinely pleased to have finally met in person". Leaders pose during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, Saturday, Nov. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte , who is facing global criticism for his bloody war on drugs, said his country was willing to host a "world summit" to tackle how nations can protect human rights. Read More »

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Gove under fire for comments

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Mr Johnson has agreed to meet Mr Ratcliffe in the next few days, the family's statement said. His wife has been complaining for months of sharp pains in her breasts, which has finally led to an ultrasound test on Saturday and medication being prescribed ahead of a follow-up consultation next weekend, he said. Read More »

N. Korea blasts Trump's 'warmonger' Asia tour

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A combination photo shows President Donald Trump (L) in New York, September 21, 2017 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, September 4, 2017. In a tweet sent on Sunday from Hanoi, Mr Trump bashed the "haters and fools" he said are questioning his efforts to improve relations with Russian Federation and accused critics of "playing politics" and hurting the country. Read More »

Eight-year-old Perth girl dies after drag race crash

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ANDRA said it was "deeply saddened" at Anita's passing and said her family was in its thoughts and prayers. Police want to speak with anyone who saw or took video of the crash and are preparing a report for the coroner. Anita comes from an experienced local drag racing family and was driving her own purple pony themed dragster (pictured) at the time of the crash. VenuesWest confirmed no other vehicles were involved and that it was helping WA Police investigate the incident. Read More »

Iran Says Nuclear Deal 'Not Negotiable' Following Macron Visit To Region

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Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Abdullah al-Mouallimi, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday that a committee tasked with following up on UN decisions was now investigating the Iranian ballistic missiles in the framework of updating violations against UN Resolutions, adding that the Saudi side awaits the results of the probe. Read More »

Pilot men win regional cross country title

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However, Helmer said her strategy was a bit different on Friday than it was in prior races as she didn't start as fast as usual. Two years ago the men were last in the conference and last in the region. Thirteen additional teams received at-large selections. "We raced our best race at the end of the year". "She puts in the work and there's no secrets in running". Read More »

Snow showers possible overnight, into Monday commute

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Allow for extra time if heading out early morning. By Nov. 15, Environment Canada says temperatures will reach 8 C with a 60 per cent chance of showers before giving way on Friday , Nov. Big changes head our way with a potent system approaching Friday . Gentle winds will develop during the late night and morning hours, shifting out of the northwest and increasing during the afternoon hours. Read More »

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

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 »