• Netanyahu defends the transfer of $15m to Hamas militants
Netanyahu defends the transfer of $15m to Hamas militants

Israel's prime minister is rebuffing criticism of the transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Gaza's militant Hamas rulers, saying it is "the right step" at the moment. Israel and Hamas have gone to war three times, and rocket-fire from Gaza and Israeli air strikes against militant targets are a regular occurrence.

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  • Friends: Acting AG Whitaker Has Close Relationship With Trump
Friends: Acting AG Whitaker Has Close Relationship With Trump

His very first act as head of the Department of Justice was to issue, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, a directive stripping the right to asylum from anyone who enters the United States over the Mexican border and has not first gained legal status-a move that is tantamount to abolishing the right to asylum, which is guaran...

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  • Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker
Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker

Whitaker to do anything other than Mr. Mueller's job". "He has expressed total hostility to the investigation", Mr Nadler said. In a talk-radio interview he maintained there was no evidence of collusion between the Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election .

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  • Macron throws shade at Trump: I don't make diplomacy through tweets
Macron throws shade at Trump: I don't make diplomacy through tweets

The president did not show an immediate reply, sitting quietly, often with his head down during Macron's speech. He said the USA pays billions "protecting other countries, and we get nothing but Trade Deficits and Losses". Macron added that both he and Trump were not the "classical politicians". Putin shook hands on arrival with Trump, and Tr...

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  • Australian police arrest woman for putting needles in strawberries
Australian police arrest woman for putting needles in strawberries

Detective John Walker of the State Crime Command said she worked in the strawberry industry near the town of Caboolture, north of Brisbane. A former farm supervisor was charged in court on Monday (Nov 12) for contaminating strawberries with needles , an episode that spurred one of Australia's biggest food scares.

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  • Julia Roberts Evacuates Her Home Due to Woolsey Fire
Julia Roberts Evacuates Her Home Due to Woolsey Fire

The 1933 Griffith Park wildfire in Los Angeles County killed 29. The president pointed out that the fires were expanding very quickly. "2207520000.1541887572./1202113766605566/?type=3&theater">according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office .

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  • Somalia vehicle bomb attack leaves at least 20 dead, police say
Somalia vehicle bomb attack leaves at least 20 dead, police say

Up to 50 people have been injured in Friday's attack, in which fighters from the Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab detonated two auto bombs in front of the Sahafi Hotel. The fatalities include soldiers, civilians and business-people, he added. The hotel owner's father had reportedly died in a similar terror attack by jihadists in 2015 at the ...

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  • Death toll from devastating California fires rises to 11
Death toll from devastating California fires rises to 11

Two arrests were also made for looting in Ventura County . The Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles has scorched 83,275 acres and the Hill fire in Ventura County 4,531 acres. He said rising temperatures and longer spells of dry weather were behind an increase in not only the number of wildfires but their ferocity as well. Some homes and other buildin...

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  • Sri Lanka President Sirisena dissolves parliament
Sri Lanka President Sirisena dissolves parliament

Both men say they command a majority in Parliament and had been expected to face the 225-member house this coming Wednesday. The dissolution of parliament after failing to secure enough support from opposition parties clears the way for a snap election almost two years ahead of schedule.

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  • Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim Congresswoman: Ilhan Omar set to follow
Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim Congresswoman: Ilhan Omar set to follow

I made a decision to run because I was one of many people I knew who really wanted to demonstrate what representative democracies are supposed to be. Born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrants , she is the eldest of 14 children. "I was celebrating at home alone in my room dancing like this", said Halima Ainte, an Omar supporter.

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  • Fly Jamaica flight crash lands at Guyana airport
Fly Jamaica flight crash lands at Guyana airport

The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 according Flightradar 24, was bound for Canada when it suffered a hydraulic issue after take-off, AFP reported, citing Guyana's infrastructure minister, David Patterson. "I'm still shaking, I'm so shocked", the Toronto man said from a Georgetown hotel. The Toronto bound Fly Jamaica flight took off from the Chedd...

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  • Nine dead as California fires continue to rage
Nine dead as California fires continue to rage

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate, but there were no injuries to residents or firefighters, said Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Dave Richardson. "It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us", Bass said. She says her mother can't walk by herself and is on oxygen.

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  • Watch China’s new AI anchor read the news
Watch China’s new AI anchor read the news

The anchors debuted during China's annual World Internet Conference , which is pitched as the country's very own Davos for technology and futurism, and provide a showcase for China's future plans, whether for the internet or just technology of the future.

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  • Tanker collides with Norwegian frigate
Tanker collides with Norwegian frigate

The tanker, which had an uninjured crew of 23, returned to port for inspection. The Trident Juncture 18 live drills concluded on November 7 in Norway . Eight people received minor injuries in the accident, which took place shortly after 4:00 am (0300 GMT) in a busy waterway in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen, Norway's military said.

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  • Pompeo to meet top aide to Kim Jong Un on Thursday
Pompeo to meet top aide to Kim Jong Un on Thursday

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with his North Korean counterpart in NY this week to continue discussions on the denuclearization of the regime, the State Department said Monday. Woo Yoon-keun, the South Korean ambassador to Russian Federation, said that although North Korea and Russian Federation may not have reached an agreement on ...

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  • White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta
White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

Thank you all for your support. Acosta: "Why did you characterise it as such?" "When I'm representing the United States, I wouldn't do that", Trump added. On Wednesday, President Trump was in a foul mood and chose to hold an impromptu news conference that lasted almost 90 minutes. CNN responded to the incident in a statement on Twitte...

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  • One Dead, Three Hospitalised After Horror Attack On Bourke Street
One Dead, Three Hospitalised After Horror Attack On Bourke Street

Police said there was no terrorism link at this stage but they are "keeping an open mind". Chilling footage uploaded to social media shows a man attacking police with a knife moments after the vehicle exploded . Witnesses said they heard a big bang and images appeared to show a auto on fire. The Victoria Police took to Twitter to update on the...

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  • Massive wind-fueled fire threatens NorCal town of Paradise
Massive wind-fueled fire threatens NorCal town of Paradise

At the hospital with the stranded patients, some buildings caught fire and were damaged, but the main facility, Adventist Health Feather River Hospital, was not, spokesperson Jill Kinney said. Butte County Sheriff's Office ordered evacuations for Pulga, South Pine Zone, Old Magalia Zone and South Coutelenc Zone as of 10 a.m. Shelters opened at O...

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  • Thousands Protest To Protect Mueller Investigation After DOJ Shakeup
Thousands Protest To Protect Mueller Investigation After DOJ Shakeup

Protesters believe Sessions' resignation will lead to the undoing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign. "That goes beyond the scope of the appointment of the special counsel."Beyond the Mueller investigation, Whitaker revealed himself to be a hard...

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  • Meet the winners who have made history in the 2018 midterms
Meet the winners who have made history in the 2018 midterms

For example, the next Congress will feature a record number of women of color, as well as a record number of non-incumbent women, according to the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib from MI became the first two Muslim women to win election to Congress. In 2014, the most recent...

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  • Arizona GOP sues to limit mail-in ballots in McSally-Sinema race
Arizona GOP sues to limit mail-in ballots in McSally-Sinema race

The office then starts processing the "late early ballots", which include those dropped off at polling places on Election Day. Democrats hope Sinema can reverse a decade-long losing streak in all Arizona statewide races. As of Wednesday morning, Republicans have secured 16 and Democrats 13. She remained optimistic about a Sinema victory. McSall...

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  • Trump Calls Midterms ‘Tremendous Success’ Despite Democratic Gains in House
Trump Calls Midterms ‘Tremendous Success’ Despite Democratic Gains in House

At the rally, Hannity offered a Trump-like view of the mainstream news media, telling the crowd, "By the way all those people in the back are fake news ". Pirro, a former NY state attorney general who has a weekend show on Fox, spoke after him. Voter Ontaria Woods said about two dozen people who had come to vote left because of the queues.

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  • Active shooter reported at bar holding college event
Active shooter reported at bar holding college event

Witnesses describing the moment the gunman opened fire said the man first shot the guard at the door with a handgun. Several people, including a police officer, were injured after a person opened fire, reportedly with a semi-automatic, gun at a bar in the U.S.

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  • U.S. midterm elections broke barriers of race and gender
U.S. midterm elections broke barriers of race and gender

Pressley, a Democrat and Boston city councilwoman, will represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in the next Congress. Pressley stunned the political establishment in September, defeating a 10-term incumbent in the Democratic primary, and ran unopposed in the general.

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  • Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness
Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness

How could Whitaker impede Mueller without firing him? President Trump is considering a retired federal appeals court judge who also served on the California Supreme Court as the next US attorney general following the Wednesday resignation of Jeff Sessions , according to reports.

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  • Reputation precedes 'El Chapo' as US trial approaches
Reputation precedes 'El Chapo' as US trial approaches

USA prosecutors have spent years piecing together a sweeping case against Guzman, which they hope will end with the 61-year-old spending the rest of his life in a maximum-security U.S. Opening statements are scheduled to begin on November 13. USA prosecutors say that as the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, Guzman directed the movement of multi-ton shi...

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  • Xi pledges to open China´s markets wider to an impatient world
Xi pledges to open China´s markets wider to an impatient world

Still, those nations were represented by firms among the 3,600 participating from 172 countries and regions. Trump has launched a trade war with China in June slapping additional tariffs on Dollars 250 billion worth of Chinese imports.

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  • India among 8 countries allowed to buy Iranian oil
India among 8 countries allowed to buy Iranian oil

WASHINGTON/SEOUL‚ South Korea-The United States snapped sanctions back in place on November 5 to choke off Iran's oil and shipping industries, while temporarily allowing top customers such as China and India to keep buying crude from the Islamic Republic.

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  • Armed separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon
Armed separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon

Some 80 people, mostly school children, were kidnapped in the city of Bamenda in northwest Cameroon early on Monday, government and military sources told Reuters . Hundreds have been killed in violence in the country in the past year, the AP reports . You will be going to school now here, " the men said on the video.

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  • In a first, 2 Muslim women get elected in US Congress
In a first, 2 Muslim women get elected in US Congress

She also recognized Michigan's Rashida Tlaib who is also Muslim for winning. Omar won a House seat in a strongly Democratic district in Minneapolis, Minnesota, succeeding Keith Ellison who was himself the first Muslim ever elected to Congress.

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  • Beto O’Rourke Drops F-Bomb on Live TV During Concession Speech
Beto O’Rourke Drops F-Bomb on Live TV During Concession Speech

Even that was a shock for Cruz, who won 10-plus contests during the 2016 Republican presidential primary and has always been considered the most powerful and popular conservative in a state full of them. That total shattered the U.S. Senate's existing fundraising record and easily surpassed Cruz's fundraising effort, which produced roughly $40 mill...

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  • Senate Report Finds 'No Credible Evidence' of Sexual Misconduct by Kavanaugh
Senate Report Finds 'No Credible Evidence' of Sexual Misconduct by Kavanaugh

The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee issued a 414-page summary report Saturday night on its investigations into alleged sexual abuse by then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , concluding that none of the incidents alleged during his confirmation hearing had any merit.

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  • Evangelical Leaders Meet Saudi Crown Prince, 'Lift Up the Name of Jesus'
Evangelical Leaders Meet Saudi Crown Prince, 'Lift Up the Name of Jesus'

Khashoggi's killing has led to Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, facing a torrent of global condemnation, upending the young crown prince's image as a reformer on the worldwide stage. "We must all send a clear message that authoritarian regimes can not kill journalists ever again", she said. Saudi Arabia admitted last week that Khas...

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  • Another Apparent Afghan Insider Attack Kills US Service Member
Another Apparent Afghan Insider Attack Kills US Service Member

News of Taylor's death brought shock and grief to a Utah community in which he had served as mayor since 2013 and, before that, as a City Council member. The gunman managed to wound another U.S. service member, before other Afghan forces killed him. In less than a day, a GoFundMe set up to help Taylor's family had raised more than US$135,000.

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  • Early voting sets record in IL
Early voting sets record in IL

If you applied for an absentee ballot, make sure to mail it in time to be received by the early voting clerk by 7 p.m. on Election Day for it to be counted. The voter turnout for November 2016 was 72 percent, while the turnout in November 2014 was 48 percent. The total early vote in 2014 was 28.3 million in an election where more than 83 million ...

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