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Leaders pay tribute to Jayalalithaa

Her death was confirmed by Apollo Hospitals, who had earlier denied media reports of her passing away, the Indian Express reported . While much of this could be credited to the staunch secrecy with which her health status was guarded, the ones who bore the brunt were the people of Tamil Nadu. Read More

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Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

County Elections Division manager Mark Wolosik said the process should take roughly two hours. She also requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin . Federal law requires states to resolve disputes over the appointment of electors by Dec 13. - Oakland and Ingham counties are starting today, others are starting Tuesday as MI has begun its presidential election recount. Read More

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Trump announces 35 percent punishment tax on companies that offshore jobs

He promised to "substantially reduce" regulations and taxes on American corporations, but those companies that have a US presence but build factories or plants elsewhere and then try to sell back here will be punished for that decision. Because production of a fan coil is still being moved to Monterrey, Mexico, more than 500 jobs are still at risk. Pence appeared on both "This Week" and NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Read More

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Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

Mayor Eric Garcetti urged commuters to go about their lives as normal despite the threat and said he planned to ride the metro on Tuesday to allay fears. Riders were told at an afternoon news conference to expect an increased police presence - uniformed LAPD officers, sheriff's deputies and undercover investigators - as well as K-9 units searching for explosives. Read More

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High school choir sings 'Seasons of Love' for World AIDS Day

Stories are evolving: In the early days of the epidemic, the public often referred to "AIDS victims". If condoms are used, and their viral load is above a certain level, the person living with HIV must also disclose. AIDS affects more than 40,000 people in the United States with almost 1,200 living in Maine. "One of the realities of the HIV virus is that it is a virus that discriminates". Read More

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War of words between Mamata and Bengal governor over army's presence

Upon being asked whether the deployment details about the army would be disclosed, Birdi said, "We can't disclose the army deployment details as of now but army will not be called off". The army also claimed that its men had conducted a recce of the proposed locations for the exercise jointly with police officers on 29 November. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's opposition to almost everything the Modi-led government at the Centre does is well known. Read More

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United Nations slaps North Korea with toughest-ever sanctions to deter nuclear testing

North Korea "categorically" rejects the latest UN Security Council sanctions against the country, an article published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Thursday reported . China is believed to be the only country buying North Korean coal. According to the diplomat , the nuclear activities and with ballistic missiles by the DPRK are now one of the main challenges regarding peace and security. Read More

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Lavrov: Russia-Japan Cooperation Important for Asia-Pacific Security

Lavrov: Russia-Japan Cooperation Important for Asia-Pacific Security

Putin said in televised comments Friday that Russian Federation is working on the Japanese prime minister's proposals to expand ties between the two countries, but he made no mention of the Kuril islands. Strategic cooperation between Russian Federation and Japan contributes to the security of the Asia-Pacific region, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday. Read More

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Ugly Austrian 'election of hate' draws to a close

Pupils are simply not interested in this", said one teacher, 50-year-old Barbara Rossi. How does this headline sound for Monday: Europe elects first far-right head of state since 1945. Werner Dreier, the director of the government-financed Nazi-era remembrance platform Erinnern.at, which has offered advice on how to teach the Holocaust since the early 2000s, says the idea that broader Austrian society carried responsibility has made a "hesitant" entry in school books in recent years. Read More

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Thunderstorm asthma claims six lives as rare medical phenomenon overwhelms Australia

When it rains, pollen grains can absorb moisture and burst, releasing hundreds of small allergenic particles that can irritate the lungs when inhaled. A major investigation into the response of emergency services to the event has been ordered. Asthma Victoria chief Robin Ould said: "It's the south-east corner of Australia that has this high humidity, high thunderstorm activity at this time of the year". Read More

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Colombian Congress ratifies new Farc peace accord

Colombian Congress ratifies new Farc peace accord

Santos, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in October for his peace efforts, wants the deal implemented as soon as possible to maintain a fragile ceasefire. "The Democratic Center Party can not vote for a proposition of referendum on this agreement which is aimed at creating a "fast track" or abbreviated legislative procedure", Uribe told reporters Wednesday. Read More

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London to Phase Out Diesel Buses From 2018 to Tackle 'Toxic' Air

London to Phase Out Diesel Buses From 2018 to Tackle 'Toxic' Air

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he plans to hold a summit with business leaders to ensure London retains access to the skilled European Union labour it needs post-Brexit. The vehicle features a new form of hydrogen fuel cell technology that will be used on single and double-deck buses from next year. Ms Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, Oslo's vice Mayor for environment and transport, said: "Oslo stands with London as cities taking climate action". Read More

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Teenager brings guns to school, but his parents disarm him

Teenager brings guns to school, but his parents disarm him

Police are crediting a teacher and student for talking to the 15-year-old boy buying time for his parents to arrive and disarm him. Bountiful police gave large credit to the boy's parents Thursday for being engaged in their son's life and noticing something wasn't quite right Thursday morning, and for realizing that their guns, normally locked in a safe, were missing. Read More

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Trump campaign goes to court, hoping to stop recounts

President-elect Donald Trump and MI state Attorney General Bill Schuette have filed suit to stop a recount requested by former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein . However, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit attempting to block the recount . President-elect Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to stop an election recount in MI that is scheduled to begin next week. Read More

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Judicial committee says 'knees together' judge

Judicial committee says 'knees together' judge

An inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council says a judge who asked a sexual assault complainant why she couldn't just keep her knees together should lose his job. Camp has since been publicly censured and soundly criticized, and in September, he was forced to explain his neanderthal mid-trial natterings in front of a Canadian Judicial Council committee, as his wife and daughter looked on. Read More

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Fiat scion arrested after false report in NY

Fiat scion arrested after false report in NY

Elkan flew to NY on Thanksgiving, and went to the 29-year-old woman's public housing apartment on East 28th Street in Manhattan the following day, sources said. Elkann's public image has always stood in stark contrast to his quiet brother and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chairman John Elkann, who also serves as chairman and CEO of Exor, an Italian investment fund that owns about 30 per cent of FCA. Read More

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United Airlines Passenger Jumps Out of Emergency Exit Onto Tarmac in Houston

United Airlines Passenger Jumps Out of Emergency Exit Onto Tarmac in Houston

It landed around 1:15pm Monday, which was 30 minutes early according to one passenger. "We stopped short of gate waiting and she got to the exit door open and jumped off onto the tarmac!" It's unclear why an unidentified woman apparently opened the emergency exit of a United Airlines flight at the airport and jumped out, inconveniencing passengers and confusing police. Read More

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Navjot Kaur Sidhu in ticket race, discontent in Congress

Navjot Kaur Sidhu in ticket race, discontent in Congress

According to Mrs. Sidhu, we are like one soul in two different bodies and where ever the soul goes the body shall follow it. Earlier, Punjab Congress President Captain, Amarinder Singh announced that "Awaaz-E-Punjab leaders Dr. She resigned from the BJP recently after quitting the state assembly on 8 October. Navjot Kaur, who hails from Patiala contested on a BJP ticket and won in 2012. Read More

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Israel attacks Syrian weapons cache for Hezbollah-Arab media

Israel attacks Syrian weapons cache for Hezbollah-Arab media

Citing an unnamed military source, SANA did not specify what the missiles struck . There is silence from government officials in Israel amid reports in the media of the strike. The Israeli military had no comment. Earlier this week, the Israeli Air Force struck a military target belonging to the Islamic State terror group on the Syrian side of the southern Golan Heights. Read More

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Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners

Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners

It was not immediately clear what prompted Trump's tweet . The military conducts special flag burning ceremonies, but that's only for flags that are worn or tattered. Trump's proposal was widely described as unconstitutional, in part because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1990 that flag-burning is a form of free expression protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Read More

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