• Lok Sabha adjourned over continued Opp uproar
Lok Sabha adjourned over continued Opp uproar

Several notices were given by various Opposition leaders for discussion under the Adjournment Motion but Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejected these, saying a debate could take place otherwise. Congress members too rushed into the well raising slogans demanding an apology from the Prime Minister and government for the hardship caused to the common man d...

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  • Maple Leafs ruin James Reimer's Toronto homecoming, blow away Florida Panthers
Maple Leafs ruin James Reimer's Toronto homecoming, blow away Florida Panthers

Marner now has six goals and 10 points in his last seven games, trailing only Winnipeg winger Patrik Laine in rookie scoring (16 points). ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAFS (7-6-3): James van Riemsdyk sparked the rout of Nashville with his second career hat trick and added an assist to cap an 11-point night with linemates Bozak and rookie Mitch Marner.

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  • New York, New Jersey still split over bus terminal project
New York, New Jersey still split over bus terminal project

Hours earlier, the former Cuomo aide boycotted a board meeting of commissioners. At stake is a projected replacement for the Port Authority Bus Terminal, estimated to cost at least $10 billion. Bob Gordon, in comments to the Port Authority board Thursday, implied the letter demonstrated Cuomo's intention to derail the bus terminal project. Brid...

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  • Japan PM in NY for 1st meeting by foreign leader with Trump
Japan PM in NY for 1st meeting by foreign leader with Trump

Trump on Wednesday denounced reports of disorganisation in the team, singling out the New York Times for saying world leaders have had trouble getting in touch with him since his upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 presidential election.

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  • Congress urged to bar US acquisitions by China state firms
Congress urged to bar US acquisitions by China state firms

The United States and USA businesses attracted a record $64.5 billion worth of deals involving buyers from mainland China this year, more than any other country targeted by Chinese buyers, according to Thomson Reuters data. They include former USA lawmakers, and former US government, military and intelligence officials. That committee reviews for...

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  • New Zealand quake evacuees get food, shelter, wifi in Christchurch
New Zealand quake evacuees get food, shelter, wifi in Christchurch

New Zealand's military says it has nearly completed the evacuation of more than 700 tourists and residents from the township of Kaikoura after the arrival of a navy ship. The ambulance service said it did not receive any reports of quake-related injuries. Those with nowhere to stay, mostly tourist and backpackers, will be residing in the univer...

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  • Many counties, including Cumberland, won't complete voter canvass by Friday deadline
Many counties, including Cumberland, won't complete voter canvass by Friday deadline

If ballots are deemed to be fraudulent, the entire ballot is discarded, according to N.C. State Board of Elections policy. Most of the other voters challenged had the same names as people who had voted elsewhere, but the Wake County board ruled that the GOP hadn't proved that the same people were voting twice, saying they could merely be two people...

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  • Ohio woman offered to sell sex for $60 and some nachos
Ohio woman offered to sell sex for $60 and some nachos

Charged is Crystal Hotlosz, 36, of St. Clairsville. The meeting place was the Los Gallos Mexican Restaurant in Beaver Township, in the U.S. state of Ohio. "I handed the currency (which I had previously photocopied) to Hotlosz, she counted it and placed it in her pocket". Her driver, a 41-year-old man, was also apprehended.

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  • ISIS Attack On Kosovo Stadium Foiled By Police
ISIS Attack On Kosovo Stadium Foiled By Police

In a statement Thursday, police said they had arrested 19 people believed to be planning the attacks. "These persons were planning terrorist acts in the Republic of Kosovo and against the Israeli football team and their fans who participated in the Albania-Israel match", police said in a statement.

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  • Donald Trump changes his mind about Electoral College after win
Donald Trump changes his mind about Electoral College after win

As state demographics change the electoral college makes less and less sense. Clinton already leads in California by 28.2 points in votes that have already ben counted in California. Mr Trump, busy with his transition and talks with foreign leaders , said he would have won anyway. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose.

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  • Obama Says Trump Will Keep US Pledges to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Obama Says Trump Will Keep US Pledges to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

He stressed that he would try to strengthen the American economy over his final two months, and all but acknowledged he would not take any dramatic action to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in his final weeks in office. He said Democrats must broaden their focus beyond just swing states after an election that left the Senate and House i...

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  • Outcry as Pakistan deports teachers linked to Turkish coup suspect
Outcry as Pakistan deports teachers linked to Turkish coup suspect

At a joint news conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Erdogan thanked him for the expulsions and reassured PakTurk students, saying they would not suffer. Mamnoon informed Erdogan of developments related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said that this mega-project will be a source of progress and stability in Sout...

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  • With India on war against terror, says Israeli President
With India on war against terror, says Israeli President

In all these issues, Israel - little Israel - is a giant of knowledge and experience, as we have already had to overcome our own challenges. "Thank you all, let's do business", Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said. India and Israel today vowed to strengthen their anti-terror cooperation, describing terrorism as the main challenge before the world. ...

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  • TPP dead, Schumer tells labor leaders
TPP dead, Schumer tells labor leaders

Uncertainty has gripped global markets post Donald Trump's victory in the United States presidential elections in view of skepticism over his policy positions and views on trade and other issues. "It's still very early to predict the future of TPP, but regardless, we are always ready for integration, not just because of TPP, but because it is a req...

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  • Memo to Hillary Supporters: Donald Trump Won, Stop Whining and Grow Up
Memo to Hillary Supporters: Donald Trump Won, Stop Whining and Grow Up

A petition on Change.org calls for Electoral College voters from states Trump won "to ignore their states' votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton" when they convene in December because Trump "is unfit to serve" and because Clinton "won the popular vote".

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  • Under Trump, Israel can 'reset' Middle East, right-wing leader says
Under Trump, Israel can 'reset' Middle East, right-wing leader says

Israel's education minister, Naftali Bennett, who heads the Jewish Home party, said Wednesday that the US election result meant the idea of a Palestinian state was over. Israel regards the settlements as part of its security and says the Palestinian refusal to recognize a Jewish state is the impediment to peace. The Palestinian Minister of Waq...

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  • Iraqi Kurdish forces advance on IS-held town east of Mosul
Iraqi Kurdish forces advance on IS-held town east of Mosul

While part of this money could have come from the oil Isis had sold from Iraqi oilfields into the black market, the rest could have come from the robberies Isis terrorists committed in Mosul , forcing fleeing residents to part with their valuables.

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  • Bernie Sanders is 'prepared to work with' Donald Trump
Bernie Sanders is 'prepared to work with' Donald Trump

Nor did Clinton enjoy the benefits of party crossovers. What if we had made more calls? Friends, take at least some solace in the fact that as the country prepares for [ same shudder as earlier ] President-elect Trump, Bernie Sanders remains a real one.

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  • Civilians Killed Across Northern Syria as Fighting Resumes in Aleppo
Civilians Killed Across Northern Syria as Fighting Resumes in Aleppo

The insurgents had seized a couple of strategic areas in western Aleppo after launching an offensive on October 28 in an attempt to break the siege imposed in July on rebel-held eastern Aleppo, which has also been targeted by waves of Syrian and Russian airstrikes.

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  • 'It was poetry to music,' Winnipegger remembers Leonard Cohen
'It was poetry to music,' Winnipegger remembers Leonard Cohen

His 1967 debut album became a cult hit, and with his second album, "Songs for a Room", unleashed one of his most revered and covered songs, " Bird on the Wire ". He is reputed to have said that he only took up singing because he could not make a living as conventional poet. His voice was derided early on as flat and atonal but it morphed into an un...

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