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In Thanksgiving pause, Trump calls for national healing


Haley became South Carolina's first female and first minority governor when she took office in 2011. "If we held the White House", Haley said, "we would make worldwide agreements that were celebrated in Israel and protested in Iran, not the other way around". Read More »

Man shot during anti-Trump protest in Oregon


Demonstrations throughout the country-and the world-entered a fifth day Sunday. Trump initially said they were "incited" by media but later praised the demonstrators' "passion for our great country". Students, parents, grandparents and children of all races marched down east 17th street towards 5th avenue chanting "not my president" opposing Trump's election to presidency. Read More »

Bangladesh Complains to Myanmar About Rohingya Cross-Border Arrivals

As the crisis deepened, Bangladesh yesterday claimed it had summoned Myanmar's ambassador to express "deep concern". Jeddah, Nov. 23 (BNA): Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expresses grave concern at the deteriorating situation following the ongoing security operation in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Read More »

China currency dips to lowest level versus dollar in 8 years


Liu expects increased pressure from December this year to January 2017 when Chinese citizens purchase foreign currencies, especially US dollars, for travels during the Spring Festival holiday starting from the end of January. US President-elect Donald Trump promised during his campaign to declare China a currency manipulator on his first day in office, and threatened to slap 45 per cent punitive tariffs on Chinese imports to protect jobs. Read More »

Indonesians protest at Myanmar embassy over Rohingya cause

In a statement , Bangladesh's foreign ministry said it had asked Myanmar - formerly known as Burma - to "ensure the integrity of its border" and to stop the influx of people from Rakhine State. Begum, now staying at the Kutupalong camp in southern Bangladesh, told CNN several women in her village were raped by regime soldiers. More than 150,000 people who normally receive life-saving assistance have received no food or medical aid for more than six weeks. Read More »

Why China Won't Devalue Yuan To Boost Exports


However, "the yuan's short-term fluctuation does not mean the authorities have opened the door and given up currency management", he said, stressing that China still applies a "managed" floating exchange rate mechanism. During his campaign, Trump took China to task for what he said were unfair trade prospects, including manipulating the yuan lower to favor the country's exports. Read More »

Egypt leader voices support for Syrian president's military


All individuals reported by the Egyptian public prosecutor to the military judiciary are accused of being members of an ISIS affiliate in Egypt known as the Sinai Province, which has increasingly carried out attacks in the northern Sinai peninsula since 2013 after the overthrow of Egypt's first democratically elected leader, Mohammed Morsi. Read More »

Iran warns of reaction to renewal of decades-old sanction

That bill passed the House last week, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump confident on infrastructure plan GOP leaders to Obama: Leave Iran policy to Trump GOP debates going big on tax reform MORE (R-Ky.) said he expects it to pass the upper chamber. Read More »

Day before Thanksgiving, Missouri fires DL coach after reported argument with player


Shipp did not coach in that game and did not travel back to Missouri with the team, according to the Post-Dispatch. You can see that game right here on KOLR 10 with a 1:30 p.m. Pinkel's final season at Mizzou included a threatened boycott by his players -- which Pinkel and then-athletic director Mack Rhoades supported -- in the midst of allegations the university failed to address racist incidents that took place on campus. Read More »

No transition turmoil, efforts going 'so smoothly'

A week after his upset victory, Trump said the enormous endeavor was proceeding “so smoothly.”. The Times, a frequent target of Trump's Twitter blasts, said on Tuesday that US allies were "scrambling to figure out how and when to contact Mr. Read More »

Cicilline backs Nancy Pelosi, but Langevin won't


I mean, if there's a repeal of the healthcare bill, if there's a privatization of Medicare, if there's gutting of Medicaid, for example, a lot of people who are receiving benefits now are going to lose those benefits. Pelosi said Comey's letter to Congress was a "foul deed". "I am very proud to have the opportunity" to try to get the Democrats back in control in the next congressional election in 2018, Pelosi said. Read More »

Air strikes on eastern Aleppo knock out hospitals, officials say

White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the tracking reports about health conditions. The sobering news, following a week of intense airstrikes, came the same day that more than 60 civilians were killed in eastern Aleppo, according to a volunteer search and rescue organization. Read More »

No. 16 LSU, No. 21 Florida feature elite SEC defenses

That's why you come to Florida. "It's something that you should really look forward to go do". Due to a unusual set of circumstances that featured LSU athletic director Joe Alleva announcing at a press conference that he would not lose a home game date in order to play a rescheduled game at Florida , it was agreed by the SEC, Florida and LSU to play the game in Tiger Stadium with the next two Florida-LSU games set for Gainesville, Florida . Read More »

Three soldiers killed in IED explosion in Assam


A group of ULFA (I) and NSCN (K) militants today ambushed an army convoy at Pengeri in upper Assam's Tinsukia district, killing three Army jawans and injuring four others seriously. As per earlier reports, the soldiers were killed while others were injured in an IED blast in Assam's Digboi area. Army, police, and paramilitary troopers have since launched a massive hunt for the rebels and to seal escape routes, an army official said. Read More »

Japan's leader Abe heads to New York to meet Trump


Trump has raised the specter of withdrawing US forces from South Korea and Japan unless they share more of the burden of hosting the 80,000 troops - even as neighboring North Korea has conducted nuclear and missile tests with unprecedented intensity. Read More »

UN committee strongly condemns Syrian attacks in Aleppo

The Observatory said districts struck included Shaar, Sukkari and Karam al-Beik. Russian Federation said over the past two weeks that it had been observing a unilateral ceasefire in Aleppo to enable civilians and moderate opposition groups to leave eastern parts of the city controlled by the UN-designated terrorist organization Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. Read More »

British rape victim charged with 'extra-marital sex', arrested in Dubai


Her two alleged attackers flew home hours after the incident, her family claims, but she is unable to leave the country as police have taken away her passport. "The terrible case at hand shows that it is still not safe for victims to report these crimes to the police without the risk of suffering a double punishment", Radha Stirling, the founder and director of Detained in Dubai , told the newspaper. Read More »

European Union should decide between Turkey or its enemies, Turkey PM says

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in September that the government is under pressure to abandon its plans to join the 28-member bloc because of the "double standards" the European Union applies toward Turkey. "It is important to keep the membership negotiations ongoing since it is the only way to influence Turkey", Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini told reporters. Read More »

BJP's Vijender Gupta marshalled out from Delhi assembly


It is unlikely, sources said, other political parties will join her - barring perhaps Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and NC leader Omar Abdullah. The accusation came during his speech in the Delhi assembly, called to debate a resolution to urge President Pranab Mukherjee to direct the union government to immediately withdraw the "draconian demonetisation" move. Read More »

European Union backs minimalist defence plan in effort not to undermine North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The election over the weekend of Moscow-friendly presidents in Moldova and European Union member Bulgaria will likely heighten concerns on that front. Speaking at a conference at Harvard University Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, said Trump's win was a "political wake-up call" that demonstrates a decline of democratic values and a rise of populist ideas in both the USA and Europe. Read More »

Japan, India sign historic nuclear deal

Japan has made an exception by signing the atomic cooperation agreement with India, given that it is a non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Japan and India have signed a controversial civil nuclear deal that will allow Japanese firms to export atomic technology to the South Asian state. Read More »

Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

Opposition parties, including Congress and the Janata Dal-United, criticised Modi for his remarks, made in Japan, saying that he should have first targeted the "big fish" who are perceived to have black money. Officials also explained that it had been included to help the Japanese government clear the deal in early 2017 through the Parliament or Diet, where it is already under fire for making an exception for India that has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Read More »

Outrage and fear fuel continuing anti-Trump protests


She said: "I have a leader I fear for the first time in my life". Protesters had promised a peaceful rally but as the hundreds of angry activists descended on the streets chaos ensued - with assaults and vandalism across the city. Rally organizers had pledged earlier in the day to demonstrate in one location and refrain from marching. In Philadelphia, protesters near City Hall held signs bearing slogans like "Not Our President", "Trans Against Trump" and "Make America Safe For All". Read More »

Wallabies fight back to snatch win at Murrayfield

The Scots had led for most of the game thanks to a debut double from Huw Jones. Australia responded courtesy of that man Foley, for while it was Reece Hodge who dived over for his second Test try, it was the Wallabies five-eighth whose wrap-around with Israel Folau completely bamboozled Scotland's defence. Read More »

Heavy security as Sting reopens Bataclan after Paris attacks


The coordinated attacks in Paris on November 13 a year ago targeted bars, restaurants and the sports stadium, leaving 130 people dead and hundreds more injured. "Obviously I wanted to go there [after they left]", she said, "to be with them, because I'm afraid something awful might happen to them, and I'd regret not being next to them; to give them the love of a grandmother, of a mum". Read More »

Minnesota elects nation's first Somali-American legislator


The city's Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, popularly known as Little Mogadishu, was glowing Wednesday over her victory. Her election to the state house of representatives is significant especially after immigration and Islamophobia featured so prominently in the USA presidential elections. Read More »

Egyptian police arrest scores of anti-Sisi protesters


Most shops around Tahrir were closed amid an intensive security presence, with barricades, dozens of armored trucks, and male and female riot police deployed all over central Cairo . Police fired tear gas to disperse marches in Beheira, according to state-run newspaper Al-Ahranm. Addressing the public last month, el-Sissi, a former army chief who ousted Egypt's first freely-elected president in a 2013 military coup said the planned protests would fail. Read More »

United Nations office: Reports show IS using chemical weapons in Mosul

With IS also on the defensive in neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces pressed an advance on jihadist bastion Raqa after a sandstorm eased. High winds in the desert separating the Syrian Kurdish-Arab militia alliance from the militants Euphrates Valley stronghold had slowed their advance on Thursday as visibility plummeted. Read More »

Trevor Noah: "No Excuses, Go Vote"


The difference: The joke was slowly turning into a reality. "This is it, the end of the presidential race and it feels like the end of the world". "I genuinely don't know how America can be this disorganized or this hateful". Now that the election is over, the only obvious question left to ask is... They're considering just making one big hole now, that's how confident they are. Read More »

Catherine Cortez Masto Elected First Latina Senator


Joe Heck, whom she portrayed as Trump's ideological soul mate. Nevada has the 14th largest Hispanic population in the US, with Latinos accounting for 36% of the state's residents, according to the Pew Research Center . The Trump effect is also playing out further down the ticket in two swing district House races that are too close to call . Wearing a white headscarf, she promised to speak for marginalized citizens during her tenure. Read More »

Pakistan to deport NatGeo's 'Afghan Girl'


Officials in the know told Dawn that the news of the change of heart on part of Ms. Gula was conveyed to the home secretary by an Afghan diplomatic delegation consisting of Abdul Hameed Jalili and Naseem Kakar on Monday after which the authorities made a decision to send her back with dignity on Nov 9. Read More »

Sabarimala Must Allow Women: Kerala Government Ditches Predecessor's Take


Women aged between 10 and 50 (menstrual age) are not allowed inside the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, a hilltop shrine in Kerala. The court is hearing a public interest litigation challenging the decades-old tradition of keeping women out of one of the holiest Hindu shrines, which even allows in non-Hindus. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief: No charges against Clinton after new email review


Comey had said in July that while Clinton and her aides were "extremely careless" in using the private email servers during her time as secretary of state, there was no intentional criminal act. Clinton's former vast lead over Trump has shrunk, with a new ABC News/Washington Post poll putting the former Secretary of State only 5 points ahead of her spray-tan-obssesed-tax-evading-softcore-porn-star opponent. Read More »