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Russia's Lavrov says hard to solve peace treaty issue with Japan

Russia's Lavrov says hard to solve peace treaty issue with Japan

The challenge is to reach agreement on a post-World War II peace treaty with Japan, but reconciling the two countries' fundamental positions is hard for both sides, Lavrov said . "Media hype that is at times confrontational and on other occasions too sure about immediate progress does not help". Putin said at the start of his meeting with Kishida that Russian Federation is working on Abe's proposals to expand ties between the two countries, but he made no mention of the Kuril islands. Read More

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Commercial flights start between Orlando and Havana

Commercial flights start between Orlando and Havana

The total number of daily round-trips will drop from 13 to 10. The new flights end numerous decades-long travel restrictions and opening new doors for cultural and economic exchange between the neighboring nations, while also providing the large number of Cuban-American residents in the New York/Newark region access to Havana. Read More

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Thousands killed since Iraq launched Mosul assault

Islamic State (Isis) militants defending the city of Mosul have reportedly killed at least a dozen civilians for not allowing snipers and heavy artillery into their property. A growing number of wounded, more than 100 on some days, were emerging from rural areas surrounding the city, said Dominik Stillhart, director of ICRC operations worldwide. Read More

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Ukraine Yet to React to Russia's Stance on Kiev's Planned Missile Launches

Ukraine's military said earlier on Thursday its two-day missile drills would avoid airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russian Federation which annexed the peninsula in 2014. Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists continue to clash almost daily in eastern Ukraine, despite a nominal ceasefire. Kiev and the overwhelming majority of the global community consider Crimea - a mostly Russian-speaking resort region of around two million people - as part of ... Read More

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White House denies Trump's claim of election fraud

White House denies Trump's claim of election fraud

Trump beat Clinton in Wisconsin by fewer than 22,200 votes, less than 1 percent of votes cast. But there is more wrangling to come on the final count after the November 8 presidential vote, with Jill Stein's Green Party serving notice that it will petition for a MI recount even as her party pushed forward with recount efforts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where Mr Trump won by wider but still small margins. Read More

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Bilic: West Ham striker Fletcher has 'everything'

Bilic: West Ham striker Fletcher has 'everything'

But West Ham's lead didn't last long, as Martial scored twice with another from Ibrahimovic in the second half to dump the Hammers out of the League Cup and book United's place in the last four. Anthony Martial scored twice to inspire Manchester United to a 4-1 win over West Ham on Wednesday and send the Red Devils into the semi-finals of the EFL Cup. Read More

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Trevor Noah Rips Sore Winner Trump for Voter-Fraud Bullsh

Throughout the interview, Lahren stuck to her guns and delivered some familiar rhetoric. "I'm actually not that angry", replied Lahren . Coming across as an enraged version of Hayden Panettiere, Lahren railed against protesters ("crybabies with nothing better to do"), Occupy Wall Street " brats " and "the militant" Black Lives Matter movement. Read More

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Green Party-backed group wants a recount in Pennsylvania

Green Party-backed group wants a recount in Pennsylvania

A top lawyer for Hillary Clinton's campaign said on Saturday that the campaign would participate in Stein's recount efforts in Wisconsin, but that there was a lack of " actionable evidence " of any foul play. Why is Jill Stein the one requesting the recount? Officials in the Obama administration have said there is no indication that the election results were influenced by hacks , a theory Stein cited as motivation for her recount efforts. Read More

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Protesters Will Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside Ivanka Trump's Building Tonight

Protesters Will Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside Ivanka Trump's Building Tonight

The group accuses Ivanka of profiting from her father's "racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic campaign". Her followers were quick to point out that Theodore has a few more months to go before his actual birthday. As your father has said on countless occasions, you are the one who really has his ear. But Halt Action Group has done more than build their Instagram account, they have also taken their anger to Ms Trump's very doorstep. Read More

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President-elect Trump objects to MI recount

She offered no specific allegations of human error or manipulation of the electoral process. Clinton lost Wisconsin by about 22,000 votes but the campaign didn't seek a recount itself. Trump's Wisconsin campaign director Pete Meachum was in Madison on Thursday for the start of the recount. The recount of last month's MI presidential election vote is on hold for now. Read More

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Turkey: Fire at dormitory for girls kills 12, injures 22

Turkey: Fire at dormitory for girls kills 12, injures 22

Security officials stand out the damaged building in Aladag , Adana, Turkey , Wednesday. The four-year-old daughter of the dormitory manager being held by the police also died, Dogan said. Apart from the 11 deceased middle- or high-school students, an adult woman identified as a school carer fell victim to the blaze. An opposition politician told Turkish media that the dormitory housed impoverished girls whose families come from nearby villages where there are no schools. Read More

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Two million people get HIV annually - UNAIDS

Two million people get HIV annually - UNAIDS

The report reveals that more than 18 million people with HIV are now taking ART, and a similar number is still unable to access treatment, the majority of which are unaware of their HIV positive status. GeoVax is committed to an AIDS-free generation through vaccine development. There are factors that can decrease someone's chance of getting or transmitting HIV. Read More

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Winnebago County recount to cost $92K

Winnebago County recount to cost $92K

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says the statewide hand recount will cost at least $4 million. She figures it will be $25,000 to $30,000 to do the recount in the County. If the recount costs less, the campaign will be refunded the difference; if it costs more, the campaign will be billed for it. Republicans cite "astronomical" costs of overtime pay, training, security and travel. Read More

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Protestors breach security at Parliament House again 5

Protestors breach security at Parliament House again 5

Speaker Tony Smith acknowledged the changes will impact the original design intent of Parliament House, but said the world had changed since the original brief for the building was created in the late 1970s. While some of the superglued protesters were able to quickly free themselves with nail polish remover, Winoto says at least one person was forcibly ripped off the balustrade by officers. Read More

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Syrian forces capture key part of Aleppo

Syrian forces capture key part of Aleppo

The government considers all those who have taken up arms against it to be "terrorists" and makes no distinction between jihadists and other fighters. Rebel officials said the YPG had moved into areas on Sunday night in an agreement with the insurgents. Ayrault said France and Britain had taken over drafting the resolution from the United States. Read More

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Black Friday is upon us!!

Black Friday is upon us!!

Underscoring the increase in digital spend, according to separate data from comScore, US$24.52bn has been spent online for the holiday season to-date, marking a 12% increase on past year, with apparel and accessories topping the list for Black Friday, garnering almost $500m in desktop sales. Read More

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Man charged in shooting death of teen inside fire station

Man charged in shooting death of teen inside fire station

Officials found the firefighter dead when they arrived at the scene, struck by a bullet in the face. Authorities say Matis is charged with criminal homicide, and he is in jail waiting for a preliminary hearing. According to WPXI , Brownsville School District Superintendent Philip Savini said in a statement that the school district was "saddened to hear of the loss of one of our students". Read More

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Maltese 13-year-olds improve their mathematical and science competences, study shows

Maltese 13-year-olds improve their mathematical and science competences, study shows

Globally, results from the 2015 exams showed achievement trends were up — with more countries registering increases than decreases in math and science for both grades. Michael Kirst, president of the State Board of Education in California, said it was too early to determine whether Common Core standards in math - implemented in 2014-15 in state schools - have made a difference in the scores. Read More

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Syrian troops push into rebel-held east Aleppo

A fighter from the Syrian pro-government forces mans a gun inside damaged houses as they approach the Baeedin district in eastern Aleppo , near Masaken Hanano, November 23, 2016. The intense bombing assault has killed hundreds of civilians and left the city-home to more than 250,000 residents-with no functioning hospitals, Syria Direct reported. Read More

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