• U.S. defense secretary arrives in Egypt
U.S. defense secretary arrives in Egypt

In August, Trump outlined a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, chastising Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants. Also discussing ways to improve U.S. Mattis later departed for Jordan, where he was scheduled to attend a meeting on countering violent extremism in West Africa, hosted by Jordan's King Abdallah II.

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  • African legend Didier Drogba meets French President — EXTRA TIME
African legend Didier Drogba meets French President — EXTRA TIME

More significantly, the summit is taking place at a time when the issue of illegal migration of African youth to Europe is at its peak, with many being maltreated and dying in European countries. This is a key priority for Africa and the European Union as 60% of the African population is under the age of 25. The UN refugee agency UNHCR said 148,2...

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  • FBI makes arrest in Wake Robin ricin investigation
FBI makes arrest in Wake Robin ricin investigation

Miller indicated her goal was to injure herself, but she wanted to test the effectiveness of the ricin on others", wrote Agent Emmons in the affidavit. Mild doses can cause difficulty breathing, fever, cough, nausea, and tightness in the chest. A test done by the Vermont Department of Health also confirmed the results Wednesday morning.

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  • Israel launches missiles at Syrian military base
Israel launches missiles at Syrian military base

Airstrikes by the IAF were also reported. An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on reports of the attack. Some of the missiles, which fired at positions in the countryside of southern Damascus, were intercepted by the Syrian Air Defense while others struck targets.

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  • Trump Says He's Not Worried About What Flynn Will Tell Investigators
Trump Says He's Not Worried About What Flynn Will Tell Investigators

Peter Carr , a spokesman for Mueller, said Mueller removed the agent, Peter Strzok, from the team "immediately upon learning of the allegations". But the administration downplayed the significance of the news on Flynn, with lawyer Ty Cobb saying in a statement Friday that "nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than M...

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  • Yemen rebel leader to Saudis: Let's 'turn the page'
Yemen rebel leader to Saudis: Let's 'turn the page'

Tension between Saleh and the Houthis has been rising in recent months. "Our country is under aggression and the Houthis are the cause of this aggression due to their practices", he said . "Disagreements (between the two sides) can be settled through negotiation, and invaders and enemies will get the most out of the sedition ", he said, urging ...

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  • Top Democrats pull out of White House meeting after Trump tweet
Top Democrats pull out of White House meeting after Trump tweet

I think that will have a huge effect on Schumer and Pelosi. "Given that the President doesn't see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead", Schumer and Pelosi replied in a statement.

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  • Look for December's Supermoon this Weekend!
Look for December's Supermoon this Weekend!

According to Metservice, most Kiwis will get a good view of the supermoon on Monday night. It won't be quite as bright as the last supermoon on November 14, 2016, when the moon was closer to Earth than at any time in almost 69 years. Not so much. That has led some astronomers such as Neil deGrasse Tyson to pooh-pooh the phenomenon. Fortunately...

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  • Missing Florida teen found in NY
Missing Florida teen found in NY

It's not clear whether Frisina was with anyone when she was found. If located, Caitlyn would be returned to her parents' custody in Columbia County. Authorities say a missing 17-year-old Florida girl who was with a soccer coach from her school has been found safe.

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  • Trump says US Secretary of State Tillerson not leaving post
Trump says US Secretary of State Tillerson not leaving post

Tillerson has had a hard time dealing with Trump, where on one occasion he reportedly called the Republican billionaire a "moron". The officials said the president's top pick for replacing Tillerson is CIA Director Mike Pompeo . Such an overhaul could produce a significant shift in both the tone and direction of the president's foreign policy,...

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  • Japanese emperor Akihito says he will abdicate in 2019
Japanese emperor Akihito says he will abdicate in 2019

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the timing of what will be the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in around two centuries. Some experts, recalling past examples when ex-emperors kept their influence, had feared the former monarch's existence would undercut the symbolic status of his heir, Crown Prince Naruhito.

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  • Cavaliers star James ejected for first time in career
Cavaliers star James ejected for first time in career

He also shot.583 from the field and.425 from the three-point line. Kevin Love led the Cavaliers with 25 points and 16 rebounds. He had his second-highest scoring game of his National Basketball Association career in a 130-122 win at Washington on November 3, when he finished with 57 points on 23-34 (.676) shooting, a ideal 9-9 mark from the foul ...

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  • Ex-Egypt premier says he'll run in 2018 presidential vote
Ex-Egypt premier says he'll run in 2018 presidential vote

While the UAE and Saudi Arabia were firmly opposed to the Islamist Morsi, Egypt's first elected president, they have been strongly supportive of Sisi, who ousted Morsi in a military coup in 2013. While thanking the UAE for hosting him, Shafiq said "I reject this interference in the internal affairs of my country". These problems "have led to a de...

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  • Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB
Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB

Delhi registered 40 per cent (1,996) of the total number of rape cases in the 19 cities and almost 29 per cent cases each of cruelty meted out by husband and his relatives and dowry deaths across the country. The city reported the highest number of murders - 479 out of 2,194 cases (21.8 percent) followed by Bengaluru 10.4 percent (229 cases) and Pa...

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  • Rep. Blake Farenthold settled sexual harassment claim for $84000
Rep. Blake Farenthold settled sexual harassment claim for $84000

Blake Farenthold (R-TX) settled a case of sexual harassment in the amount of $84,000. The $84,000 settlement came after Farenthold's former communications director, Lauren Greene, brought a complaint against the Texas congressman in 2014 for sexual harassment and discrimination.

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  • Kenneth Franklin Shinzato Sentenced to Life for Japan Rape, Murder
Kenneth Franklin Shinzato Sentenced to Life for Japan Rape, Murder

Although Shinzato said he "did not intend to cause such a result", prosecutors said the victim was stabbed in the neck with a knife three or four times and was later struck her a bar on the back of her head between five and 10 times. The US maintains thousands of troops on Okinawa on several bases, and locals have long objected to their presenc...

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  • Colder day with plenty of sunshine
Colder day with plenty of sunshine

Friday morning low temperatures will start off around 34 degrees, with mostly sunny skies through the afternoon, and a high temperature of 52 degrees. That cloud cover, with the company of a light southwesterly wind, will keep temperatures in the 30s in most areas for overnight lows. The big weather change arrives on Tuesday of next week with ...

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  • Renewable Fuel Standard requirements on par with 2017
Renewable Fuel Standard requirements on par with 2017

Advanced biofuels and cellulosic ethanol were increased to 4.29 billion gallons; however, the 2018 biodiesel levels are being criticized because they were only boosted by 33 million gallons. "It was really exciting to see and it tells us that the President and his administration believe in biofuel, that was fantastic", Pitz said. We feel the Admini...

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  • Germany's SPD says grand coalition 'not automatic'
Germany's SPD says grand coalition 'not automatic'

Other options apart from a grand coalition include a minority conservative government - which the SPD could support on a case-by-case basis, or fresh elections. The unusually testy tone Schulz struck is a reflection of the differences between conservatives and Social Democrats not just over the policies of a possible grand coalition, but whether ev...

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  • Deaths reported in Taliban attack on college in Pakistan
Deaths reported in Taliban attack on college in Pakistan

Mahsud said three attackers clad in women's burqas then reached the gate in a rickshaw and opened fire to clear their way to the building. At least two explosions have been heard from inside the campus., one was confirmed by SSP Khan while speaking to The Express Tribune.

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