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UK Brexit minister: Leaving EU won't mean economic isolation

While the analysis focused on incidents reported in the media following the vote, earlier this year the National Police Chiefs' Council said more than 3,000 incidents were reported to police nationwide between 16 and 30 June. A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister said "Let's not get ahead of ourselves, we are at the stage of preparing for negotiations". "We don't accept the in series approach, in terms, we've made that plain to the European Union and we need to deal with that before we come ... Read More

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CM O Panneerselvam, other ministers meet Sasikala

Jayalalithaa lived in a palatial 24,000 square feet bungalow in posh Poes Garden in Chennai , which, according to media reports, was bought by her in 1967 for a mere Rs 1.32 lakh and is today believed to be worth Rs 90 crore. In all likelihood, Sasikala will inherit the prime property as well as several crores of Jayalalithaa's wealth. Two hours after the announcement of Jayalalithaa's death, in a swift political transition, her loyalist Panneerselvam was sworn in as CM at a sombre ... Read More

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In Farewell Visits to Capitol Hill, Joe Biden Teases 2020 Run

In Farewell Visits to Capitol Hill, Joe Biden Teases 2020 Run

The former senator and current meme-in-chief was reflecting on how much he enjoyed working in the chamber over his long career, when he teased his presidential run. He was elected twice as Vice President of President Barack Obama . Reagan was slightly older, 78, when he entered his second term. Later, Fram followed up with Biden: "Just to be clear, were you kidding about running for president in 2020?" Obama had placed Biden in charge of a "moonshot" to find ways to cure and treat the ... Read More

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Attorney: Dylann Roof's mom had heart attack during Charleston church shooting trial

They revealed that seven of the victims, including 87-year-old Susie Jackson , had been shot dead at one end of the room, as they attempted to hide underneath a cluster of large round tables. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel denied what he called the "utterly farfetched and illogical" request, saying the shootings are completely unrelated and that a 45-item questionnaire and extensive in-person questioning last week assured him all 67 people in the jury pool are fair and impartial. Read More

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Residents of Iraq's Mosul fight, jostle over food

Jones said the Islamic State's hardened defense of Mosul proves Iraqi security forces need to show restraint over the ground offensive to fulfill Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's promise to minimize civilian casualties. It's not like urban warfare is a surprise in invading Iraq's second largest city, however, and while the failures underscore Iraq's military limits, they also suggest profound mistakes in the US-led planning of the invasion. Read More

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Jill Stein Eyes Pennsylvania for Recount

The latest results show Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in MI by around 10,000 votes. Stein came in fourth place in MI, earning 1.07 percent of the total vote. This story has been corrected to reflect that recounts will be conducted in 92 Nevada precincts, not 93, and that all but eight of them, not all but nine, are in the Las Vegas area. Read More

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Brexit minister says expects parliament to get vote on final deal

The opposition Labour Party had tried to force her to reveal more details of her plan before triggering the formal divorce procedure, something she has said she will do before the end of March, by submitting a parliamentary motion.But May has turned the tables on Labour by proposing that the debate should also be on whether lawmakers "respect the wishes" expressed in June's European Union referendum. Read More

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US Leaders Don't Answer to Beijing

Instead of a US embassy or consulate in Taipei, the United States maintains a nonprofit center known as the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which operates as a barely unofficial embassy. Instead of piling on Donald Trump for taking a phone call from the leader of a US ally, Trump critics should be focusing on how the lack of global leadership by Barack Obama created a power vacuum in the Asia-Pacific region that emboldened China to engage in belligerent actions to seize control of nearly ... Read More

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Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Aceh quake kills 97

Antara Foto/ Irwansyah Putra/via REUTERS Indonesian rescue workers carry a survivor from a fallen building after an natural disaster in Ulee Glee, Pidie Jaya, in the northern province of Aceh, Indonesia December 7, 2016 . The death toll from a strong pre-dawn natural disaster in Indonesia's Aceh province has risen to 97, with dozens still missing as searchers continued to dig through the rubble of hundreds of collapsed buildings. Read More

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Chennai: PM Modi pays tribute to Jayalalithaa; OPS, Sasikala break down

People showered flowers at the hearse. Jayaram first made her name starring in movies alongside M G Ramachandran, who later became her political mentor before his death almost 30 years ago. The TRS chief described Jayalalitha as the unique person in Tamil Nadu politics to have won the state legislative assembly elections consecutively for two terms and formed the government. Read More

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Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test

Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test

American students' math scores were lower past year than they were in 2012 or 2009, and they were below the average among students in other wealthy nations, such as Canada, Japan and Ireland. These negative findings come in as the Brazilian Senate debates a freeze on federal spending, which include a cap on the public education budget. That doesn't necessarily mean they miss out on school entirely, but could refer to how they're treated or graded by teachers, for example. Read More

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Omar Abdullah's 'azaadi' pledge proves NC behind Kashmir unrest: CM Mehbooba Mufti

But we are not ready to tread the wrong path. We have fought the jihad. What Farooq Abdullah said was, in fact, a manifestation of what the Abdullah family all through stood for. The National Conference can go to a limit to get the chair. Indeed, the real danger to India was never from Pakistan and Hurriyat; the real danger was from those who would masquerade as secular and nationalists. Read More

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Iraqi forces assault 2 villages south of Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Islamic State group fighters lack the courage to put up long-term resistance in Mosul , despite unleashing hundreds of auto bombs that have killed and maimed Iraqi soldiers and civilians as the fight for Iraq's second-largest city appears set to extend well into next year. Read More

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Don't defame Army, says Bengal Governor; Mamata hits back

Banerjee said on Thursday that she would not leave till the army was withdrawn. "Every person should take care in making allegations against a responsible organisation like the Army". Mayawati dubbed the move an "attack on the federal structure" of the nation. "This is highly objectionable", Banerjee said in the letter. Military coup or coup d'état termed as "blow of state" or "hit of state", but it literary means "stroke of the state" or overthrowing an elected government by the military ... Read More

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Turkey renews call for ceasefire in Aleppo

He added that Russian Federation would continue its efforts to supply humanitarian aid to Aleppo. His words flew in the face of Turkey's earlier claims that it had sent its troops into northern Syria to battle the Islamic State and the Syrian Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units: It's against all global agreements that Turkey is party to "if Erdogan plans to wage war", on Assad, Bogdanov said. Read More

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Texas Republican elector says he won't cast ballot for Trump

Texas Republican elector says he won't cast ballot for Trump

Citing the Federalist Papers, the historic documents that laid out the principles behind the electoral college system, Surprun, who as a firefighter was one of the first responders to the Pentagon on 9/11, says that each elector must decide whether "candidates are qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence ..." Suprun said that he made the decision not to cast his electoral vote for Trump, not because of policy disagreements or the fact that Trump did ... Read More

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How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US

President-elect Donald Trump fired another warning shot at U.S. companies considering moving their operations out of the country, threatening "retributions or consequences" such as a hefty border tax if they do. "Republicans oppose this, remember?" she continued. The union representing workers at Carrier Corp.in Indianapolis is clarifying jobs numbers related to a plan to keep jobs previously headed to Mexico in IN and the Indy plant open. Read More

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Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

Although authorities tend to receive more such threats during the holidays, she said, they chose to tell the public about this one because of its specificity and because the attack was threatened for the next day. He said undercover deputies had been deployed throughout the network, along with uniformed officers, members of the bomb squad and K9 explosive detection units. Read More

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'Clever' Trump will quickly grasp new responsibilities, Putin says

'Clever' Trump will quickly grasp new responsibilities, Putin says

In the interview on www.ntv.ru on Sunday, NTV quoted Putin as saying, "Trump was an entrepreneur and a businessman". "If he's clever, that means he will fully and quite quickly grasp a different level of responsibility". Russia's conservative trend has come in sync with the tightening of controls over the nation's political scene after Putin's election to a third presidential term in 2012. Read More

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Saskatoon's HIV rates are more than twice the national average

A candlelight vigil was also held as a part of the World AIDS Day events at FAMU. "If people are taking medications how they're supposed to be, really the life expectancy is relatively the same as someone who doesn't have HIV". "Eleven of those cases were actually AIDS cases, which means people were exposed to HIV and didn't know they were positive". In honor of World AIDS Day , the University of Florida's Mobile Outreach Clinic offered free rapid HIV testing and education on Thursday. Read More

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Brazil's Chapecoense enjoyed fairytale season until Colombia plane crash

Brazil legend Pele , considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time, said: "The Brazilian football family is in mourning". It took off from the Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. "It's impossible to believe this tragedy, impossible to believe what happened, impossible to believe that the plane crashed, impossible to believe that athletes, human beings were on this plane, impossible to believe that these people left their families". Read More

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