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White House says Tillerson to remain as secretary of state

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Even skeptics of the hawkish Central Intelligence Agency director say they would welcome a change - and a solid Trump ally - at the helm of their beleaguered department. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tillerson "is here" and there are "no personnel announcements to be made at this time". "He serves at the pleasure of the president". Read More »

Gunmen attack agriculture directorate in Peshawar city

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Moreover, reports further stated that as many as eight students were evacuated from the hostel. The Dawn quoted police officials, as saying that the terrorists aimed to attack the university hostel. Pakistan's Geo News reported that Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Sohail Khan is leading the operation. At least two explosions were also heard from the site of the attack. Read More »

BJP MP Kiron gives clarifying statement on Chandigarh gang rape incident

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The BJP MP has been facing flak from various quarters after she quipped that the Chandigarh gang-rape victim could have averted the incident by using her "common sense". So I think you should avail this facility. The police will then send a PCR to pick you up and drop you to your residence. We also have smartphones with which we can click a picture of the number plate of the auto or of the drivers. Read More »

Ex-Conyers Staffer Says She'd Testify If Asked

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I did tell him I was not going to do that and I did not feel comfortable". "All I want from the congressman is to acknowledge what he did and apologize.to me, for calling me a liar". Lisa Bloom , the celeb attorney representing Brown, issued a statement Sunday calling on Conyers and the congressional Office of Compliance to release her client from the non-disclosure agreement. Read More »

Undocumented immigrant acquitted of Kathryn Steinle's murder

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Despite the national political implications, the San Francisco jury was charged with a more discreet task of criminal culpability for Steinle's death. "From day one this case was used as a means to foment hate, to foment division and to foment the threat of mass deportation", he said. Jurors have found a Mexican man not guilty of murder in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate. Read More »

Rescue mission for Argentine submarine crew ends, search for sub continues

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Hopes of finding survivors had already dimmed because experts say the crew only had enough oxygen to last up to 10 days if the sub remained intact under the sea. In its final communication, the submarine reported it had overcome a mechanical breakdown that resulted from a short circuit due to the entry of water via the vessel's snorkel. Read More »

What the Pope's Myanmar Trip Means for Local Christians

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Today, he is expected to meet a group of Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar. More so, the OIC reiterates its appreciation to the Government of Bangladesh for its efforts to provide for the large influx of Rohingya refugees in the country and reiterates the call upon member states to support Bangladesh in these humanitarian endeavors. Read More »

Shockwaves from DE natural disaster felt in Lehigh Valley

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Geological Survey says. At this time, no damages are reported, in Delaware. The agency reported that the center was eight miles from Dover Delaware. As of about 5 p.m., Northampton County dispatchers fielded two calls about houses shaking in Palmer and Forks townships, a dispatcher said. Reports came in from Brooklyn, Queens and the East Village, among other locations. Read More »

Paul Manafort proposes $11 million bail agreement to end house arrest

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In court filings discharged Thursday evening, Manafort's barrier lawyers uncovered "a settled upon safeguard bundle" with legal advisors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office who got a prosecution a month ago charging Manafort and business accomplice Rick Gates with tax evasion and neglecting to enroll as remote operators. Read More »

Abdullah flies to Moscow for SCO council's meeting

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India at the two-day summit. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi promised more efforts to build the cross-border economic corridor during their meeting in Sochi on Thursday. Read More »

Commodities Buzz: US Economic Growth Stronger in Q3 Says Commerce Department

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Bureau economists said business investment increased at a strong 7.3 percent annual pace from July through September, the sharpest pickup since the end of 2016. Jacob Deppe, head of trading at online trading platform Infinox, said: "Today's second estimate of US GDP shows the world's largest economy is clearly firing on all cylinders". Read More »

At least 3 killed in U.S. drone strike in Kurram Agency

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The reports further add that three people were killed in the attack on commander Rashid's compound which is located in Ghauz Garhi area. Nicholson said the U.S. "We have asked them to share any intelligence about the Haqqani network, we will take action", Abbasi said. The group is also blamed for several deadly attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan, including the 2008 bombing of the Indian mission in Kabul that killed 58 people. Read More »

Bette Midler: Geraldo has 'yet to apologize' for alleged groping

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Bette Midler stoked anticipation for her birthday via Twitter on Thursday by speaking out on her claim from more than 20 years ago that Geraldo Rivera groped her. In it, the legendary singer describes being groped when they first met during for an interview. That moment, in and of itself, is a chilling reminder that even women as notoriously strong willed as Midler fear they might be the ones to get in trouble for speaking out about the wrong doings of powerful men. Read More »

Cyclone Ockhi: Heavy rainfalls hit Kanyakumari, kill four

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In Chennai , Chief Minister K Palaniswami said state and national disaster response force teams have been rushed to Kanyakumari district, where more than 500 trees and almost 1,000 electric poles were uprooted. "We had issued warning since yesterday to the fishermen not to venture into the sea and sought the coastal community to be cautious", KSDMA scientists said. Read More »

The mild sunshine returns Wednesday with near 60-degree warmth

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Skies should be mostly clear overnight as that high slides farther off the coast, and with a light southwest breeze through the night , temperatures won't be almost as cold as they have been the last few nights. On Wednesday night , skies will start mostly clear, and we'll add in a few clouds toward dawn. "Total rainfall through Thursday evening ahead of a cold front likely only adds up to around 0.10" to 0.25" on average with a few spots getting more than one-half inch. Read More »

Father of murder victim detonates grenades in Ukraine court, leaving two dead

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The man was killed instantly and seven people wounded. A man has set off two hand grenades in a courtroom in eastern Ukraine , killing himself and injuring at least seven others, local media report. "All victims were taken to the hospital". The Council of Judges of Ukraine said on Facebook that two blasts occurred. "In the Nikopol City Court of the Dnipropetrovsk region, after the announcement of a break in the criminal case, there were two explosions". Read More »

Dive team continues search for Mariah Woods off Highway 17

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As CrimeOnline previously reported, Hunter told authorities she last checked on Mariah at around 11 p.m. on Sunday night. "They're having some rough moments", said Cliff Wilson, Folkstone's pastor. She's my baby, she's my everything, ' the mother of three said. FBI CARD team members are highly trained and experienced experts on missing children cases. Read More »

Former Twitter employee who disabled Trump account says it was mistake

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For twelve brief and attractive minutes, the world was quiet and calm - and it looked like we were free of the living nightmare that is Donald Trump's Twitter account. "We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again". "I didn't go to any site I was not supposed to go to". He was working as a contractor in the United States on a work-and-study visa, and one of his jobs through contracting company Pro Unlimited was on the customer support team in ... Read More »

Germany to cut diplomatic mission in North Korea

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US ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Wednesday called on all countries to sever ties with Pyongyang. Lavrov's statements come two days after North Korea launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of striking the U.S. Read More »