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Hamas blames Fatah's dominated government for chaos in Gaza ministries

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The factions had apparently hoped the worldwide community would again adopt an old policy toward Hamas and its place within the Palestinian government: arguing that it is not necessary for Hamas to renounce violence and recognize Israel because it believes it is enough that it sits in a government that does. Read More »

Britain's Muslim population to triple by 2050, new projections show

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Pew acknowledges that "Europe's Muslim population is diverse" with varying degrees of religious commitment and belief, but says such factors are outside the scope of its report. The number of Muslim migrants arriving in Europe surged after 2014 to nearly half a million annually, largely due to people fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, it said. Read More »

Numbers to know from the 2017 hurricane season

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Although, several other storms (like Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Lee) anxious the area at times as the moved through the Atlantic Ocean, Irma was the main storm that we had to deal with this year. 2017 will also go down as the costliest hurricane season to date. Hurricane Ophelia's path was very unusual. Intensity, or how strong the storm will be, is another major need-to-know factor. Read More »

Army veteran says Franken groped her during USO tour in 2003

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Is it accurate to say that he would move his hand? She's identified in CNN's Thursday report as Stephanie Kemplin, 41, of Maineville, Ohio . She also released a photo of Franken grinning and reaching for her chest, as if to grope her, while she slept on a military aircraft during the tour. Read More »

Prosecutor confirms Croat war criminal took poison

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Plenkovic said at the start of the Croatian government session on Thursday that former general Slobodan Praljak was "obviously shaken by the possibility he would be convicted " of war crimes during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. Allies against Orthodox Serbs for most of Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, Catholic Croats and Bosniak Muslims also fought against each other for nearly a year during the conflict. Read More »

Four militants gunned down in Kashmir encounter

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An Army spokesman said four militants were killed in the encounter at Futlipora, Pakharpora of Budgam district. Acting on a specific tip-off about the presence of terrorists in Futlipora village of Budgam district, the security forces surrounded the village in Pakherpora area the morning. Read More »

Virginia Tech graduate students mobilize over congressional tax bill

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University of Minnesota graduate students joined a national walkout Wednesday against the proposed GOP tax bill, which would tax their academic credits. Many said they're uncertain about their fate in higher education. Now students are not taxed on the waived tuition, but are taxed on the additional stipend they receive. Read More »

Three accused in Kopardi rape-murder sentenced to death

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The incident had sparked widespread outrage and protests in the state. The infamous Kopardi rape case caused a massive stir in Maharashtra last year, where all three accused brutally raped a 15-year-old girl and killed her at Kopardi in Karjat taluka. Read More »

Preconditions Could Derail Geneva Talks on Syria

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The Syrian government, with pivotal military support from Russian airpower and Iranian advisors, has made key gains on the ground over the previous year. Hariri said the opposition had no preconditions, but planned to talk about Assad's future as part of the negotiations. The Syrian opposition's High Negotiation Council, however, offered to include regime representatives in the eighth round of Geneva talks in a statement released after a meeting between the council's spokesman Yahya Aridi ... Read More »

Anthony agrees to pay $675K to Diamond Reynolds

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Anthony police officer shot Castile in July 2016, will receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota and $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust if it is approved by a court. We will never forget the tragic footage that Diamond Reynolds so bravely captured of Philando Castile's fatal shooting, which unfolded as her daughter sat in the auto. Read More »

Israel Expects President Trump to Move Embassy to Jerusalem Within Days

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Media speculation about President Donald Trump's intention to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim had mounted with a report that Israeli officials believe he will announce the move within the next few days. "Israel didn't need a resolution to call for its existence, because its right to exist is self-evident, and timeless", Pence said. "While Israel was built by human hands, it's impossible not to see the hand of heaven here too". Read More »

Gold trader testifies at NY trial

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A wealthy Turkish-Iranian businessman has pleaded guilty to charges that he helped Iran evade US sanctions and will testify in a sanctions case which USA prosecutors said implicates high-level officials in both Turkey and Iran. Zarrab said he agreed to split his profits with the minister, and prosecutors showed a spreadsheet detailing more than 30 million euros' worth of payments in about a year. Read More »

Ishita Dutta And Vatsal Sheth Are Hitched!

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In one of the photos, posted on Instagram, the pair is all laughs and posturing for a wholesome photograph as in another, Ishita and Vatsal were shot with stars Sohail Khan and Bobby Deol . The actress Ishita looks incredible in traditional bridal attire whereas Vatsal Sheth looks handsome in the off-white sherwani. Their love has blossomed over the years and they got hitched on Tuesday (November 28) in a private ceremony at ISCON temple in Mumbai. Read More »

'Many More' US Troops in Syria and Iraq

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In Iraq, there were 8,992 troops, not 5,262, in Afghanistan 15,298 troops, not 14,000, and in Syria the deployment appears to be three times bigger - 1,720 against the latest official level of 503. The troop cap in Afghanistan under the Obama administration had been 8,500 but the Pentagon later acknowledged there were about 11,000 on the ground. Read More »

CNN to boycott the White House press Christmas party

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Given the lies that this administration peddles on a daily, I mean, why wouldn't she lie about making a pie? A distinction, but a significant one for a White House that loves to attack and belittle black women (who voted for Hillary Clinton at rates higher than any other group). Read More »

Navy gets access to Singapore's Changi naval base

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Issuing a joint statement after the Defence Ministers' Dialogue, the Indian Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman , and Singapore's Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen also looked forward to renewing armies bilateral agreement on the lines of already existing airforce bilateral exercises agreement. Read More »

Iran denies Bulgaria PM entry into airspace en route to Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Iran after its diplomatic missions in Tehran and Mashhad were stormed by protesters armed with petrol bombs in protest at Riyadh's execution of Shia Muslim leader, Nimr al-Nimr. The spokesman added: "It is clearly in the UK's security interests to support Jordan and Saudi Arabia in tackling regional challenges to create a more stable region, and in delivering their ambitious reform programmes to ensure their own stability. Read More »

U.S. tourists arrested for baring buttocks at Thai temple

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The couple shared the photo on their since deleted account, "Traveling_Butts." Pol Col Choengron Rimpadee, deputy spokesman of immigration police, told the Bangkok Post that, "Tourists should have respect for places of cultural, historical and religious importance because it is simple good manners". Read More »

Gillibrand eyes $154B 'Marshall-style' plan for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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For decades in Congress, when Sanders introduced a bill, he tended to do so alone. The bill would cost taxpayers $146 billion. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled a significant aid package for two U.S. In Puerto Rico, 18 electrical substations were flooded and three were unable to be restored due to severe damage. Mr. Sanders's bill enjoys the support of some of his colleagues in the Senate, including Sens. Read More »

Congress hates Gujarat, poor and me, says PM Modi

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Modi said the Congress was taking credit and political mileage for only minor schemes such as providing hand-pumps, while the BJP had brought major projects like the Narmada project for the benefit of people. My first question to the Prime Minister is on the state of affairs in Gujarat. However, in the last one year, the policy has destroyed the Indian economy."In fact a report says that there has been a 26 per cent increase in the income of the "super rich" in the last one year". Read More »

Video of Alleged Auction in Libya Sparks Outrage and Condemnation

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Pictures of slave markets and gross abuse of black Africans are awash on social media after CNN uncovered the fledging human trade in the North African country. Swing said the plan by IOM and the United Nations refugee agency to empty the government detention centers will require agreement from the Libyan government and help from the home countries of the migrants, the African Union, the European Union and third countries to take migrants who don't want to be returned home. Read More »

Mostly sunny skies set for your Wednesday

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Highs in the low 70s. Sunday , with a high near 56, could see evening show showers, according to the weather service. Today we will be about 10-15 degrees cooler than Tuesday with highs in the mid-60s. Low: low 20s. Day: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow in the morning tapering to snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be at 89 & lows at 78. Read More »

DC Archdiocese Sues Over Rejected Transit Christmas Ad

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Today (November 28, 2017) the Archdiocese of Washington filed a legal action in federal court challenging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) advertising guidelines and sought injunctive relief after WMATA rejected the advertisement (above) promoting the archdiocese's annual "Find the Perfect Gift" initiative. Read More »