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Gambians celebrate Barrow's inauguration, independence day

Gambians celebrate Barrow's inauguration, independence day

After weeks of global pressure and threats of a military intervention, Jammeh finally announced he would step down. Barrow's inauguration today, coincides with the 52nd Independence Anniversary of the West African country. The regional force has secured the country during the transition, which has remained peaceful. Mr Sall said Gambia and Senegal must strengthen economic and other relations. Read More

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North Korea's Malaysian murder mystery

North Korea's Malaysian murder mystery

Also Wednesday, Malaysian police arrested a woman carrying Vietnamese travel documents bearing the name Doan Thi Huong at the Kuala Lumpur airport budget terminal, where Kim Jong Nam was attacked. The book includes bold statements by Kim Jong Nam, which are critical of the dynasty in his home country. It indicates Kim Jong Nam had followers and his brother "felt insecure about it", he said. Read More

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European Union parliament approves landmark CETA free-trade deal with Canada

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström today addressed members of the European Parliament ahead of a vote on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ( CETA ) and Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Many are hailing it as a step forward for openess in the face Donald Trump's anti-trade administration. Die Linke is highly critical of the free trade deal and had urged its supporters to campaign against the secrecy which surrounded CETA negotiations. Read More

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Astana session on Syria postponed, will be held on February 16

Astana session on Syria postponed, will be held on February 16

Pointing to the challenge facing the United Nations -led talks, separate Syria talks that had been due to take place in Kazakhstan were postponed on Wednesday for one day. of the Syrian state in freeing numerous civilians and soldiers kidnapped by terrorist groups", the agency cited an official source as saying. Rebel groups had threatened to boycott the Moscow-backed talks in the Kazakh capital Astana, saying Russian Federation had failed to secure Damascus's compliance with the ceasefire. Read More

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Repeated: Security Forces Open Fire At Civilians After Encounter, CM Disappears

The cops had placed barricades and concertina wires on the roads in Kulgam and Shopian to restrict public movement. Two army soldiers were also killed in the gunfight. Dozens of civilians were injured after security forces fired pellets and burst teargas shells to break up protests near the encounter site. Three militants managed to flee from the house where they had been holed up, the police said. Read More

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Hitler lookalike suspected of glorifying Nazi era arrested in Austria

Austria forbids by law any glorification of the Nazi era or its symbols. The man is also said to have visited a local bar where he said his name was as " Harald Hitler " and was overheard ordering an "Austrian mineral water". It also reported that he was later spotted in a local bookstore browsing through magazines about World War Two. The Austrian government voted in December to buy the three-story dilapidated building, which it has rented from Gerlinde Pommer since 1972. Read More

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Samsung chief interrogated again in Seoul

Based on their responses, Special Prosecutor's spokesman Lee Kyu-chul said they may ask a court to issue arrest warrants for as many as four Samsung bosses: "Regarding those who are now identified as suspects in relation to Samsung, we will decide whether to request arrest warrants after they've been questioned and the case has been reviewed from the beginning". Read More

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Caster Semenya will have to wait for unexpected Olympic gold

Savinova, gold medalist in London 2012, world champion in Daegu (2011) and European champion in Barcelona (2010), was provisionally suspended in 2015. Jelimo who came to London with the world lead before running 1:57.59 for fourth having lost the initiative in the race over the last 50m will now be awarded as second Olympics medal following her 1:54.01 triumph in Beijing, China where she became the first Kenyan woman to win the top medal on the track. Read More

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Donald Trump To Meet Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Amid Tensions Over Trade

The two leaders also have differing views about immigration from predominantly Muslim nations and Mr Trump is likely to press his Mr Trudeau to ramp up defence spending and thereby help shore up North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is in D.C. Thursday, to meet with senior White House economic advisors and with several senators on the finance and banking committees. Read More

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Supreme Court pension ruling 'sends strong message'

Denise Brewster from Coleraine challenged a ruling she is not automatically entitled to a "survivor's pension" as she would have been if the couple had been married. "However, an identical nomination form requirement still appears not only in the Northern Ireland local government pension scheme, but also in many other public sector pension schemes across the United Kingdom, for example the NHS, teachers and civil service schemes", he said. Read More

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ARG Responds To UNAMA Report On Record Civilian Casualties

ARG Responds To UNAMA Report On Record Civilian Casualties

A report by the U.N. Assistance Mission to Afghanistan on Monday said civilian casualties in the conflict between government forces and insurgents went up 3% from 2015 and included 3,498 dead and 7,920 wounded. The number of children injured rose by about 23%. A year ago saw the highest number of civilian casualties from suicide attacks since the United Nations began tracking such numbers in 2009. Read More

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21st Century Fox Earnings Rise Amid Strong Results From Cable Networks

During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. The stock has added about 21.6% since it reported its last earnings. FBR & Co reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Analysts, on average, forecast Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.to earn $0.5 per share (EPS) on revenue of $7.69B. Read More

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United Nations report outlines 'devastating cruelty' against Rohingya population in Myanmar

Zeid called on the government of Myanmar for an immediate halt to the grave human rights violations in the area. The report, which was based on interviews with 204 Rohingya refugees who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, recounted gruesome violations allegedly carried out by members of Myanmar's security services or civilian fighters working alongside the army and the police. Read More

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This is How Ronald Reagan Dealt with UC Berkeley Protestors in 1969

This is How Ronald Reagan Dealt with UC Berkeley Protestors in 1969

UC police were in touch with Berkeley city police about the event well before Wednesday night, according to campus spokesman Dan Mogulof. The protest against Yiannopoulos, the right-wing provocateur criticized for racist, misogynist, anti-transgender and white supremacist statements , caused about $100,000 in damage to campus property and led to the vandalism of more than a dozen businesses in downtown Berkeley and along Telegraph Avenue. Read More

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Trump Puts Iran 'on Notice' - Iran Calls the Threat 'Useless'

Trump Puts Iran 'on Notice' - Iran Calls the Threat 'Useless'

The comments came after Trump and his senior security aide, Michael Flynn, said the United States had put Iran "on notice" for its test of a ballistic missile last week. FYI, Trump chimed in on Twitter this morning to repeat the "ON NOTICE" rhetoric. "The important thing is here is that we're communicating that Iranian behavior needs to be rethought by Tehran", one senior official said. Read More

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Woman gets snake stuck in ear

Firefighters were flummoxed. So, it was off the emergency room at Adventist (in case you ever get a snake stuck in your ear - this might be the hospital to consider). "They put like string or something like that in between my ear and the snake, and like stretched my ear out more and pulled him back through and all was well", Glawe said. Read More

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Akhilesh and Rahul say 'SP-Congress alliance possible for 2019 general polls'

Akhilesh and Rahul say 'SP-Congress alliance possible for 2019 general polls'

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday held their first joint show, the latter likening their alliance to "Ganga-Yamuna milan". Partnership between Congress , SP is an answer to divisive politics. Akhilesh Yadav - UP's young Chief Minister - has been cast in the role of "Veeru", played by Dharmendra in the movie, who rides pillion. Read More

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Iran defies United Nations resolution, tests ballistic missile

Iran defies United Nations resolution, tests ballistic missile

Iran defense minister Brigadier Gen. Hossein Dehqan said in September that Iran would start production of the missile and the regime claims the tests are legitimate because they are not created to carry a nuclear warhead. United Nations resolution 2231 - enacted days after the worldwide Iranian nuclear deal was signed - instructs the Islamic Republic not to conduct such tests. Read More

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Trump calls for tax on Mexican imports to pay for wall

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment. Mexico has long said it will not pay for the wall. "It's a buffet of options ", he said . "I've been very strong on Mexico". Making Mexico pay for it was one of his key election campaign pledges. And then called it only an "idea", adding, "Instead of 20% it could be 18, it could be 5". Read More

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