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Saudi Crown Prince Exonerated In Khashoggi Murder, Says Prosecutor

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He added that Saud al-Qahtani, a former advisor to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is also under investigation and barred from traveling overseas. Khashoggi , a Washington Post columnist and a sharp critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed on October 2 after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for paper work needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. Read More »

'Fake' Images Show Aasia Bibi Leaving Pakistan

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Thousands of Islamists poured onto the streets in protest calling for her beheading after Supreme Court judges overturned Bibi's conviction. Cameron Ahmad said the government recognizes the delicate domestic context and won't comment further on the case, but he noted Canada is a welcoming country. Read More »

Things to know about Michelle Obama’s book, arena tour

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Crying on the plane on Inauguration Day 2017, she explained, had nothing to do with Trump. Former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" rocketed to the top of best-sellers lists ahead of its release on Tuesday, marking the first entry of a joint book deal with former President Barack Obama said to be among the most lucrative in publishing history. Read More »

OH family face death penalty for 'execution-style' murders

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Also arrested were his parents, George "Billy" Wagner III, 47, and Angela Wagner , 48, and his brother, George Wagner, 27. Each suspect is facing eight counts of aggravated murder with death penalty specifications, as well as numerous other charges, including conspiracy, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence. Read More »

6th Northern California wildfire death confirmed

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President Trump threatened to cut federal funding to California over "poor" management as deadly wildfires ravage parts of the state . Trump said "billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Read More »

Michael Avenatti in police custody after domestic violence allegation

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The alleged incident took place on Tuesday at an apartment in the Century City section of Los Angeles, TMZ is reporting. "I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night", he said . He reportedly added, "This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***". Avenatti has become a fixture on cable news and is exploring a bid for president in 2020. Read More »

Protests held over comments made at rape trial

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The demonstrations took place in cities all over Ireland and featured women carrying their underwear and posters urging for accountability. There's been an outrage on social media by women, as a girl's panties was reportedly used to clear a man of rape in an Irish court last week. Read More »

Italy, U.N. hail Libya talks but divisions remain

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In 2014 the country split into rival camps with Haftar - who is believed to be supported by Egypt, France, Russia and the UAE - taking control of the east of the country and Fayez Al-Sarraj heading the GNA in the west, backed by the UN, Italy and others in the West. Read More »

Candlelight vigils honor victims of California bar attack

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For some of the people who were inside the Borderline Bar and Grill Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks, Calif ., being caught in the middle of a mass shooting was a tragically familiar feeling. "Or was it my sister or my brother?" he said. "She was beside herself and didn't know what to do". He trailed off, sobbing, then said, "Oh, Cody, I love you, son". Read More »

Death toll climbs to 48 in California's most lethal wildfire disaster

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Authorities said they were bringing in two mobile morgue units from the military, requesting an additional 150 search-and-rescue personnel, and seeking the setup of a rapid DNA system to speed the analysis of remains. Butte County Sheriff Honea said that some remains may not be found before residents start returning to their intact homes. That's larger than the cities of Chicago and Boston combined. Read More »

New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home

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The Camp Fire has matched the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los Angeles - until now the single deadliest wildfire on record - according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). "Heartbreaking time across California", he wrote Sunday . "We're in a new abnormal". Unfortunately, the best science is telling us that dryness, warmth, drought, all those things, they're going to intensify. Read More »

Chinese Air Force Plans to Expand Presence in Outer Space - Ministry

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The Chinese armed forces have publicly displayed the missile payload of their latest stealth fighter, with local experts claiming the aircraft could potentially trump competitors in the United States. In the mid-air performance, a J-20 circled horizontally with its body vertical to the ground, and another one flew at a terrific low height and climbed up to the sky, nearly maneuvering vertically to the ground. Read More »

Key Court Battles Loom in Florida Recount

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What are the current standings? The recount in Florida is stirring up constant controversy as Republican Gov. Rick Scott's lead has shrunk down to just 13,000 votes over incumbent Democratic Sen. No final decision has been made. What are the parties and candidates saying? The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of State said they haven't received any credible allegations of voter fraud or criminal activity. Read More »

US seeks voluntary, dignified return of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar

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Win Myat Aye said the actual date depended upon Bangladesh taking action, but that the Myanmar authorities have to be ready on their side and must try their best. "This is because full access to Burma is needed to understand the conditions in areas of return and to allow refugees and internally displaced persons to make an informed choice about returning to Burma", it said. Read More »

Fox News backs CNN over Trump in Acosta legal fight

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Law firm Ballard Spahr released a statement on behalf of about a dozen organisations, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Fox , NBC, the New York Times and Politico . A White House intern then approached him to try to take the microphone away from him. "And where, as here, the White House has determined that it wants to scale back its interactions with a particular journalist, denying that journalist a hard pass is a permissible way to accomplish that goal". Read More »

Trump slams France's wine industry, accusing it of unfair trade practices

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Mr Trump said his French host was "just trying to get onto another subject" and there was "no country more Nationalist than France". As reported by The Guardian , the Rassemblement National (National Rally), Marine Le Pen's far-right party, which had previously approved Trump , also criticised the United States president over the attack. Read More »

Central American Migrants ARRIVE at US-Mexico Border in Tijuana — CARAVAN ARRIVES

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To deal with the perceived threat the USA has deployed 5,200 troops to help more than 2,000 National Guardsmen thwart what Donald Trump has described as an impending migrant " invasion ". On Friday, Trump signed a decree that effectively suspended the granting of asylum for those who cross the border illegally , a move that could drastically slow claims at gates of entry. Read More »

Hamas: Lieberman's exit is a 'victory for Gaza'

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Israel's agreement to a ceasefire after this week's escalation over Gaza has prompted protests in Israel among those demanding a harsher blow against Hamas . A Palestinian labourer from the occupied West Bank was killed when a rocket hit a building in the Israeli city of Ashkelon. Palestinians survey a destroyed residential building hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez visits Pelosi's office for climate change protest

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Since last week's election, that needle has shifted slightly. Democratic Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY has joined about 200 climate-change activists as they stage a protest at the... But that doesn't mean it's not worth crafting legislation for the right time . She added, "One of the things that I admire so much about Leader Pelosi is that she comes from a space of activism and organizing and so I think she really appreciates civic engagement and really what I'm here to do is ... Read More »

US says more sanctions likely on Iran

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The bans had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, which the United States withdrew from in May. He was reacting to the recent interview of the U.S. However, it has finally agreed to grant waivers to eight biggest importers of Iran's oil - China , India , South Korea, Japan, Italy, Greece, Taiwan and Turkey - in fear of a price spike. Read More »

Trump says North Korean missile sites are 'nothing new'

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President Donald Trump pledged to work toward denuclearization at their landmark June summit in Singapore but the agreement was short on specifics and negotiations have made little headway. SEOUL-Analysts say North Korea still sees its nuclear arsenal as a key tool in securing its national safety and winning concessions from global rivals. Read More »

Trump blames Secret Service for canceled visit to WWI cemetery in France

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Trump, however, appears to have taken offense at the suggestion that France wouldn't need the USA for its military protection and lashed out at the US ally on social media. Mr Macron's office at the time said Mr Trump had mistakenly combined two different comments by the French president. Mr Trump tweeted that French tariffs on American wine is "not fair, must change!" We now await Trump's order of an investigation into the national security implications of imported French wine. Read More »

Roger Stone's Associate Jerome Corsi Says He Expects To Be Indicted

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Since Mueller took over the investigation in May 2017, his team has charged Americans once affiliated with President Donald Trump's campaign or administration, as well as Russian nationals and intelligence officers. "I don't know specifically what I'm going to be indicted for, but at 72 years old I am facing losing my home and being separated from my family", he said. Read More »

Melania Trump Publicly Calls for National Security Council Official's Firing

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Melania and Ricardel reportedly clashed during the first lady's trip to Africa. Some in the first lady's office also accused Ricardel of leaking damaging stories about Melania Trump . The source cautioned Trump could still change his mind on the matter, but said he has grown tired of her in his push to harden the USA border with Mexico. Read More »

'He lived for this day': Grandson carries on Remembrance Day tradition

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Trump, who was heavily criticised on Saturday for cancelling a visit to a United States military cemetery in France because it was raining, will not attend the forum. "For our tomorrows, they gave their today". "Her son committed suicide and is remembered as one of our war dead, and I think that is a very good thing that we recognize her today and his service". Read More »

Sabarimala Row: SC Begins Hearing Review Petitions On Its Verdict

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In the in-chamber proceedings, the judges examine the review petitions by circulation and lawyers are not present. Else they will tagged with the review petitions, said CJI. BJP president Amit Shah extended his support for devotees who protested at Sabarimala temple against the entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 earlier this month. Read More »

Gerard Butler documents loss of home in California wildfires on social media

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His Malibu home was destroyed. "The chickens are coming home to roost, this is real here". Other celebrities found themselves more fortunate with their homes and belongings still intact. As of Sunday, containment of Paradise Fire was at just 25 percent. "Anytime you're a firefighter and your town burns down, there's a lot of feelings and a lot of guilt and a lot of concern about both what happened and what the future looks like", he said. Read More »

Trump’s motorcade to cemetery would have disrupted roads, White House says

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A vehicle ride of two and a half hours, each way, would have required closures to substantial portions of the Paris roadways for the President's motorcade, on short notice. Donald Trump missed an event honouring the U.S. military in France over the weekend to avoid disrupting the roads in Paris , according to the White House. Read More »

Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi killing tapes: PM

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Canada on Monday became the only nation to acknowledge receiving the recording, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying his country " has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share". When questioned on France 2 television Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Turkey has "not to my knowledge" given the French government any such recordings, and suggesting the Turks were playing games. Read More »

CNN and Jim Acosta File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

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The network has reached out to the White House on the issue but has " gotten no response ". " CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them", the president said to Acosta. "I've been told that - because I've been asked to give an affidavit which I've prepared to be submitted to the court", Mr. Donaldson said. "You ask a lot of stupid questions". Read More »

CNN to sue over Acosta's White House press pass?

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The Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank, editorialized last week that Acosta's encounter with Trump at the news conference "was less about asking questions and more about making statements". One noted presidential historian, meanwhile, called the episode a low point in White House press relations. The president previously called the press the "enemy of the people" and attempted to undermine reporting with which he does not agree. Read More »

UN Nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding by 2015 deal limits

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A senior diplomat, who was speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't officially allowed to discuss the report, said that "there's nothing that indicates that Iran's cooperation or Iran's attitude has changed since November 5". The other members of the deal have stayed on in an attempt to try and make the pact work. Trump's stated concerns about oil prices were a tacit admission that the looming USA sanctions on Iran had helped to drive up oil prices, although Trump publicly blamed ... Read More »

Trump attacks Macron again for proposing a new European army

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Jim Braude was joined by Carol Saivetz and Jim Walsh, senior advisor and senior research associate, respectively, at MIT's Security Studies program. By putting our own interests first, with no regard for others, we erase the very thing that a nation holds dearest, and the thing that keeps it alive: its moral values. Read More »

Mostly Non-Impactful Snow To Start Tuesday

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Meteorologists say fair weather is expected to settle back across our part of the country Tuesday night through Wednesday night . Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30%). Snow showers are likely before 9:00 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and a continuing chance of rain showers after 11:00 a.m. Read More »

Attorneys For Broward Elections Office And Rick Scott Reach Compromise On Security

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Republican criticism of vote counting has centered on Broward and another Democratic-leaning county in south Florida - Palm Beach, where they cited the incident over the ballot involving a non-citizen. Bill Nelson to just over 12,500. "He's been in politics way too long". The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which has said it will review allegations of criminal fraud, stated that it had no active investigations as of late Friday. Read More »

Forest fires in California, killing 31 people, 228 missing

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The number of dead in a wildfire raging in California has reached 29, matching the deadliest in the state's history as recovery teams found six more bodies in the grim search through the wreckage. Several officials urged residents to heed evacuation orders, noting they themselves had followed orders to leave their homes for safety. The death total equals the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in California, which is the deadliest fire on record for the state. Read More »

In Paris, Trump stood alone

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Three topless protesters from radical feminist movement Femen were arrested trying to reach Trump's motorcade, although French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said his security had "in no way been threatened". "The traces of this war never went away", Mr Macron said. In the afternoon, Mr Trump travelled to the Suresnes American Cemetery, just west of Paris , to speak to veterans. Read More »

Democrats flip Arizona US Senate seat with Sinema victory

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Sinema and McSally are battling for Jeff Flake's Senate seat. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Read More »

Report of NK's 'undisclosed' missile bases not new, S

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A USA think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases inside North Korea , underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Read More »

Sinema pads narrow lead in tight Senate race

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Workers prepare ballots for counting machines at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Phoenix . "Election officials in Maricopa and Pima counties are being allowed to play by a different set of rules than the rest of the state, being granted special permission to personally follow up with voters whose signatures on their ballots don't match the signature on their voter registration forms", National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Calvin Moore said. Read More »

Facebook goes down for users around the world

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We've received multiple reports that Facebook's products aren't working properly. Affected areas include the east coast of the US, Mexico, Brazil and Peru, according to Down Detector . Outage reports show there are still widespread outages in the eastern US with more isolated outages in the central and western U.S. There has been no comments from Facebook on the matter. Read More »

Hillary will run for president again, says ex-aide

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And all the Republicans go: Yes! It could really happen. But the writers also say after "two years of brooding - including at book length - Mrs. " She may even skip Iowa and enter the race later, but rest assured that, one way or another, Hillary 4.0 is on the way". But after a brief pause, she added: 'Well - I'd like to be president'. Read More »