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Russian Federation shoots down US-backed extension of Syria gas attacks probe

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A resolution requires nine votes to be adopted at the council, but five countries - Russia, Britain, China, France and the United States - can block adoption with their veto power. Ahead of the council vote, Trump on Thursday urged the Security Council to renew the inquiry, saying it was needed to prevent Assad from using chemical weapons. Read More »

College faculty rejects contract offer

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The 12,000 college professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians have been off the job since October 15, leaving some 500,000 students out of class. "Now we're going to work as hard as we possibly can to get people back negotiating, get our faculty back and get our students back in the classrooms". Read More »

Trump mocked for drinking water with both hands mid-speech

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It was nearly like making us wonder if Donald Trump has ever drink water or any other drink directly from the bottle because this gesture conducted by the president seems like the most complicated thing a biped can ever do. After speaking with someone off camera, Trump found a bottle of Fiji water at the other side of the podium, leaned over to pick it up, unscrewed the cap, and took a long drink. Read More »

Scotland becomes minimum alcohol price trailblazer in bid to boost public health

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Afterwards SWA chief executive Karen Betts said: 'We accept the Supreme Court's ruling on minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol in Scotland'. "As to the general advantages and values of minimum pricing for health in relation to the benefits of free European Union trade and competition, the Scottish parliament and government have as a matter of general policy made a decision to put very great weight on combatting alcohol-related mortality and hospitalisation and other forms of ... Read More »

Steve Bannon will continue to support Roy Moore

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Moore's attorney, Trenton Garmon, told MSNBC on Wednesday he believes Moore when the candidate says the allegations against him are false. "Guess who that case was before?" Moore came to prominence as a circuit court judge in Gadsden, when he refused to remove a hand-carved Ten Commandments marker from his courtroom despite pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union. Read More »

Iran: 'Shameful' Saudi Arabia begged Israel to bomb Lebanon

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The resignation of the Saudi-allied Hariri's and its aftermath have put Lebanon back to the forefront of the conflict between Shi'ite-led Iran and its regional Sunni rival Saudi Arabia. Hariri, in a pre-recorded statement broadcast on Saudi TV , lashed out at Hezbollah and said he feared for his safety. Aoun is a Hezbollah ally but is personally close to Hariri. Read More »

Collapsed state housing in Iranian quake shows corruption - Rouhani

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The quake killed 407 people in Iran and injured 7,156 others, Iran's crisis management headquarters spokesman Behnam Saeedi told state TV. "Where is the aid?" Seven deaths occurred in Iraq and 535 people were injured, all in the country's northern, semiautonomous Kurdish region, according to its interior ministry. Read More »

Local church is looking to give back to children in need

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Local families are invited again to make an impact in the lives of children in need. "The first distribution site, I just cried", she said. Operation Christmas Child was started in 1990, and three years later it was adopted by Samaritan's Purse. Read More »

Russia's Defence Ministry to investigate wrong photos used on Syria statement

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From watching the video at the top that shows a clip from AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron, a video that was uploaded back in 2015, not anywhere close to November 9, 2017 as the images from the tweet would suggest. In the corner of the image, however, a few letters of the developer's disclaimer can still be seen: "Development footage". Hours later, the ministry published an updated statement with a different set of images, which it also said proved their claims. Read More »

Day for same sex marriage vote: Trent Zimmerman

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If so, and all goes to plan in federal parliament , same-sex couples may be able to Wednesday by Christmas. But this is Australia , a country that has five Prime Ministers since 2010 so the wait might not be that long. If it is a yes from the public, then PM Malcolm Turnbull has said a private member's bill will be debated in Parliament, with the PM pushing for a vote before Christmas. Read More »

Trump calls for closer Vietnam ties

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All three "reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining maximum pressure on North Korea in an effort to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula", the White House said . "Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face". South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the four-day strike force exercise is "aimed at enhancing deterrence against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats". Read More »

Multiple people stabbed at the mall in botched robbery

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Witnesses in the store say they saw the suspect behaving erratically before the attack. This is a breaking story. A spokesman for the police department confirmed that other shoppers detained Abdirahman until police arrived on the scene and arrested him on two counts of first degree assault. Read More »

Iran ballistic missile programme non-negotiable

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During his visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, Macron suggested amending the JCPOA. The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of supplying Yemen's Houthis with a missile that was sacked into Saudi Arabia, which has been leading a coalition that has been pounding the Houthi positions in Yemen for more than two and a half years in a campaign to restore the fugitive president Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi. Read More »

Penn State 35, Rutgers 6 What we learned

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His 20-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave Penn State a 7-6 lead with 9:32 left in the second quarter. Rutgers (4-6, 3-4) got a pair of field goals from Andrew Harte, including one from 33 yards after the Scarlet Knights recovered the opening kickoff. Read More »

Israel says downed Syrian spy drone over Golan Heights

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We will not allow the establishment of the Shiite axis in Syria as a base for forward action. All these reflect the arrangements for the near future in order to impose a fait accompli despite the global agreement which is expected later. Therefore, the new Israeli threats are against Hezbollah in both Lebanon and Syria and they aim to confront the new reality. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his televised remarks opening Israel's weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, did ... Read More »

Saudi coalition bombs Houthi defence ministry in Yemen

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen said that it would close all air, land and sea ports to the Arabian Peninsula country to stem the flow of arms from Iran. The Houthis, fighters drawn mainly from Yemen's Zaidi Shiite minority and allied to long-serving former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, control much of Yemen including the capital Sanaa . Read More »

14 killed, 9 missing in Andhra boat tragedy

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Last week, at least nine people, including five children, drowned in two incidents in Vaishali and Samastipur districts of Bihar today, police had said. Most of the victims are believed to be from Ongole and Nellore. "Rescue operations are on to know the whereabouts of missing persons", deputy chief minister N Chinna Rajappa, who holds home portfolio, told reporters late evening. Read More »

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

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That makes sense, but when world leaders such as former businessman Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un are throwing school yard insults at each other, it's hard not to stick your nose in. Trump's visit to Beijing last week Xi reiterated that China would strive for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula but offered no hint it would change tack on North Korea, with which it fought side by side in the 1950-53 Korean war against USA -led forces. Read More »