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Taliban leaders comfortably living in Pakistan with drug money: U.S. general

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He also claimed that though the Taliban's tactical-level commanders were in the field in Afghanistan, its senior leadership still resided in Pakistan , reported an worldwide media outlet. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about counter-terrorism during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, home to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, in Tampa, Florida, U.S. Read More »

Mother threw infant at father's feet, cracks skull during fight

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Heidy Rios , 24, was arrested Friday and booked with cruelty to a juvenile. The infant's father told officers he had been arguing with Rios when she threw the baby at his feet. She was still being held there without bond Tuesday. But the boy's injuries weren't life-threatening, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesman Lt. Read More »

Rahul propagating 'grand stupid thought' on GST, says Modi

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Modi's comment was an obvious riposte to the sarcastic dig that Rahul Gandhi has been taking at the Goods and Services Tax regime rolled out by the Centre earlier this year - calling it the "Gabbar Singh Tax" while referring to the many complications and confusions that common citizens have been facing in filing their tax returns over the past five months. Read More »

United Nations tribunal room now considered crime scene

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Slobodan Praljak claimed to have taken the poison just after his 20-year sentence was upheld by appeals judges. Besides Praljak, who was was specifically charged with ordering the destruction of Mostar's 16th-century bridge in November 1993, the other five defendants included Bosnian Croat leader Jadranko Prlic, who appealed his 25-year term imposed by the court in The Hague , and four others, who are also appealing long prison sentences ranging from 10 to 20 years. Read More »

Saudi Prince arrested in anti-corruption purge released

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More than 200 businessmen, members of the royal family, and senior officials were detained in an extraordinary anti-corruption crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Also speaking to officials in the kingdom, the Reuters news agency said Saudi authorities were asking detainees to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom. Read More »

US HIV diagnoses improving, but progress varies - CDC

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Andrea Ammon, director of the ECDC, also explains that "Europe needs to do more in its HIV response", especially since the average time from infection to diagnosis of HIV is three years, which is "far too long". One-quarter of people diagnosed with HIV in 2015 carried the virus for seven or more years without knowing it. According to statistics from the report, the rise in the number of people on treatment is keeping more people living with HIV alive and well. Read More »

You can now 'remix' direct Instagram photo messages and send them back

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Now when you view a photo message from a friend in Direct, if you tap the camera icon at the bottom you capture a reply. Annotation is something that has been included with Snapchat since it first launched, but the difference is you can only draw on your own photos with Snapchat, Instagram's lets you draw on other people's. Read More »

Pervez Musharraf Pakistan's former president says he support LeT and Hafiz Saeed

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It further stated that the JuD chief's release sends a "deeply troubling message about Pakistan's commitment to combating global terrorism". He also answered "yes" on being asked if he likes Saeed, adding, "I have met him". "In Pakistan, we don't call him a terrorist", 73-year-old Musharraf had said. One of them was caught and hanged by India. Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed may have to wait for the appointment of a new Security Council ombudsperson to hear his petition to remove his ... Read More »

Govt can even misuse law for its objective: 'S Durga' director

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The bone of contention seems to be the hashtag that follow the letter "S" in the revised title of the movie, which was earlier named Sexy Durga . S Durga , directed the Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, was originally called Sexy Durga . Sanal Sasidharan on his film S Durga's screening being cancelled due to CBFC technicalities. Sachin Chatte, a member of the jury, summed up IFFI, saying, "Instead of selecting films on artistic and creative merit, it ended up becoming a petty game of ... Read More »

One dead, two injured in Blue Mountains walking track collapse

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A National Parks warning said the area had been assessed by a geotechnical engineer due to "a very unsafe, unstable section of rock above the walking track". NSW Police are also at the scene, where a command post has been established. The workers were all caught in a rock fall when parts of a sandstone cliff fell onto the National Pass walking track this morning. Read More »

Race Tracks Collect Toys For Tots Dec. 2 & 3

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Volunteers from the community, Naval Air Station Fallon and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve hand out hundreds of boxes of toys to residents from Fallon, Fernley, Silver Springs and Gabbs. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program was founded by a U.S. Marine Corps reservist in Los Angeles in 1947. The Tots for Tots Charity has been operating for 70 years, distributing more than 530 million toys to less fortunate children. Read More »

'Ashamed' Sen. Al Franken says he'll return to work Monday

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Whether or not Franken is honest is hard to say, and perhaps not even worth the speculation since he clearly has no plans to resign, and the Democratic party seems to have only dealt the superficial discipline of an ethics investigation. Four women have now come forward to accuse Franken of groping their butts or breasts. "I'm someone who, you know, hugs people", Franken told Minnesota Public Radio on Sunday. Read More »

Same-sex marriage easily clears the Senate

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Earlier this morning, Labor leader in the Senate Penny Wong and shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus announced no Labor senator had requested a conscience vote on any of the amendments. "The taste is defeat is bitter and nobody likes it". 'We should rejoice in what the Australian people have achieved this year, ' he said. Nationals Senator John Williams said he didn't expect hostility within the Coalition over the divided votes. Read More »

Police responding to reports of possible active shooter in downtown Reno

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The Reno Gazette-Journal reported the shooter, a man, was dead, citing Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson. The woman was not injured, according to early reports. Police shot at the shooter, who is alive. There are no reports of injury or death. Dusty Wunderlich told The Washington Post he was two floors below the shooter in the Montage. Read More »

Man charged in NY truck attack pleads not guilty

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Sayfullo Habibullahevic Saipov, the suspectecd driver who killed eight people in NY. Sayfullo Saipov was present in court before US District Judge Vernon Broderick but his lawyer David Patton spoke on his behalf. and elsewhere to seek revenge against the killing of Muslims in Iraq. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the truck attack, which was the deadliest assault on New York City since 9/11. Read More »

Virtual reality headset shipments top 1 million for the first time

Virtual reality headsets are continuing to pick up the pace in terms of consumer adoption and now, according to Canalys, global shipments exceeded 1 million units for the first time last quarter. Japanese consumers enjoy living their fantasies in virtual reality, a trait that stems from their anime and gaming culture. Canalys projects that next year the VR headset market will gain more fuel from PC vendors who will roll out new headsets supporting Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality ... Read More »

New Zealand Needs Police Officers

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Just like any good superhero movie, the video even has a bloopers reel, showing officers looking into the wrong camera and flubbing their lines. Since its posting on the NZ Police Recruitment Facebook page on November 25, the innovative video has received more than 3.0 million views and over 55,000 shares. Read More »

Tampa police question person possibly in connection with serial killings

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The man is being questioned by police, but he's not in custody or under arrest. Police have said the shootings have happened within close proximity of each other, aren't robberies and could be the work of a serial killer . Eagle 8 is over the scene where police have a red vehicle cornered off with crime scene tape in the parking lot. Without releasing many details, police have said they believe the killings were all connected. Read More »

US Air Force failed to report dozens of convictions to civil police

But it's not yet clear how widespread it was. Kelley had a domestic violence conviction in 2012 stemming from an attack on his wife and infant stepson while he was in the Air Force, which should have kept him from purchasing the rifle used in the massacre along with others he acquired. Read More »

Josh Gordon expected to make 2017 debut with Browns on Sunday

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Gordon, who hasn't played a regular season game since December 26, 2014, can be reinstated at any point this week. "I have big plans for him". Oh boy, let me tell you ( laughter ). Jackson said the team would wait a few days. "He needs to get out there and play, but we have to see where he is and make sure how much can he handle". Read More »

Here's why you may pay more for your Christmas tree this year

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Fraser firs, for example, are in limited supply. However, experts say there's no reason to fear having a live Christmas tree, if you follow a few simple steps. For more adventurous families, the experience of cutting down their own tree on a farm has become the holiday tradition. Three painted trees were cut down and taken from Henderberg's Christmas Tree Farm in Oneida County on Monday, said the New York State Police. Read More »

Thanksgiving Highway 35 crash victim identified

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All involved in the Wood County collision wore seat belts, the sheriff's office said. This total is up one fatality from last year's Thanksgiving holiday. Around 5 p.m. the same day in Leflore County, a Ford van entered the median of United States 82 and rolled several times. Hutson was pronounced dead on the scene. Read More »

La Corea del Nord lancia un missile verso il Giappone

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La Corea del Nord ha nominato un alto funzionario del partito comunista come nuovo capo della Sicurezza dello Stato, struttura nordcoreana tesa a prevenire potenziali sfide al potere di Kim Jong Un . Una fonte del governo americano ha confermato il nuovo lancio nordcoreano, parlando di un missile intercontinentale. I comandi delle forze armate sudcoreane hanno specificato che i nordcoreani hanno lanciato un " missile balistico non identificato" dalla provincia meridionale di Pyongan verso ... Read More »

Passengers Rescued After NYC Ferry Gets Stuck on Sandbar

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The issue is corrosion on the boats' hulls, which could have worsened and potentially caused leaks had the issue not been caught. "He tried to tilt the boat around, move it, but there was just no way". This is NY, ' resident Leslie Mahoney said. It was unclear if any passengers were on board at the time, Conroy said. "It's been there for some time", said James Patchett, head of the Economic Development Corporation, the city government agency that oversees ferry service. Read More »