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Zoo bird in China a dead ringer for Donald Trump

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That's "Little Red", a 5-year-old golden pheasant living inside of the Hangzhou Safari Park . According to the Daily Mail , the bird's caretaker Mr Gao said the bird's profile has been raised since the USA election. One Twitter user said: "The bird wore it better". The popularity of the bird is attracting more crowds to the park, as the bird-keeper said that the indigenous species from central China's mountains have thicker and brighter feathers in winter for insulation and that was ... Read More »

Explosion rocks Kabul, leaving 4 dead, 11 wounded

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Reuters quoted Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry, as saying that the suicide bomber was riding a motorbike at the time of the incident. The attack comes days after an apparent suicide bombing at the largest United States base in the country, which just observed the 15th anniversary of operations against the war on terror, CNN reported. Read More »

Hundreds of Iraqis line up for food in Mosul

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Iraqi troops entered a town south of Mosul on Sunday where Islamic State militants destroyed artefacts at a nearby ancient Assyrian archaeological site, while special forces fended off suicide bombers during a cautious advance into the northern city. Read More »

Congress says demonetisation no war against black money

Various parties have separately given adjournment notices in Lok Sabha and for suspension of proceedings in Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue and highlight the plight of the common man. "They also appreciated the steps taken by the Finance Ministry to extend help to the people in solving inconvenience cause by the demonetisation decision", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said. Read More »

Obama In Greece At Start Of Final Foreign Tour

About 7,000 people, among them many hooded protesters and members of the Communist-affiliated group PAME, marched through the streets of central Athens holding banners reading "Unwanted!" Some 4,500 Greek police officers are participating in the security operation, together with 300 USA security personnel. Read More »

Democrats Can't Be Run By Liberal Elites, Bernie Sanders Tells Stephen Colbert

Sanders' message did come with a caveat, however. You've got working mothers out there, who can not afford to pay 10, $15,000 a year for childcare. He's also offered criticism to the Democratic Party for not connecting with Trump voters. "He better start listening to the scientific communities and not just the coal company and the oil companies". Read More »

Russia announces major offensive in Syria

Russian Federation said its offensive, using long-range missiles and its carrier-borne jets in combat for the first time on opposition areas in Syria, focused on rebel-held northern Idlib province and parts of the central province of Homs. A man eats food that was distributed as aid in a rebel-held besieged area in Aleppo, Syria November 6, 2016. "Planes are soaring above us and the bombardment is around us", said Modar Shekho, a resident of eastern Aleppo. Read More »

We will help peace, Israel 'ray of hope'

Sa'ar reiterated a pledge by Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital and move the U.S. embassy there if he is elected president. "Usually we notice major differences between the electoral propaganda and the person who becomes an elected president", he told Voice of Palestine Radio. Read More »

Russian aircraft carrier jets conduct first Syria air strikes

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It said that flight operations had not been suspended. The Admiral Kuznetsov is part of a group of Russian warships recently deployed near the Syrian coast. Russia's only aircraft carrier is known for breaking down and made headlines as it spewed smoke across the English Channel on its way to Syria in October. Read More »

Demonetisation: Kejriwal hits out at PM Modi in special assembly session

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He made the accusation during a special session of the assembly, which passed a resolution urging President Pranab Mukherjee to direct the union government to immediately withdraw the "draconian demonetisation". "Civil defence volunteers, a part of Delhi government, will be deployed in the state to help people who have been standing in queues with regard to providing refreshments, filling out forms, helping senior citizens and many other things", he added. Read More »

EU criticises Turkey but not ready to halt membership talks

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Steinmeier himself said ahead of his trip that he would press the issue: "When the existence of civil society is threatened, then democracy is also threatened". But Ankara has repeatedly threatened to walk away from the deal amid a row over visa-free European Union travel concessions for Turkish citizens. Read More »

Facebook Under Fire for Fake News Stories

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While Zuckerberg has said it's "extremely unlikely" that phony stories posted on Facebook changed the election outcome, the company already is working to enable the social media giant's users "to flag fake news and hoaxes ". However, it also outlines some of the concerns Facebook says are behind its cautious approach to becoming more involved in policing content. A Gizmodo report earlier this year alleged that Facebook's human Trend curators used their editorial freedom to ... Read More »

India's Modi urges bill-swap success amid cash crunch

They also decided not to be defensive as people have supported the decision and are willing to face inconvenience. In a rare display on solidarities, India's main opposition parties joined hands on Monday to oppose Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government's demonetization move. Read More »

3 members of family die coming home from band competition

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A 19-year-old Jasper man was involved in an early morning accident today that claimed the lives of three members of a Newburgh family, according to police. 'It was just so incredibly special, ' he said of Sophie's performance. Visitation for Sophie, David and Ruth Ann is on Wednesday and the funeral is on Thursday at Crossroads Christian Church. Read More »

Syrian Army engage in fierce battle for last terrorist stronghold in Aleppo

The move comes as Russia continues to build its naval presence off the coast of Syria, and as major Russian aircraft carriers arrive off the coast. The insurgents had seized a couple of strategic areas in western Aleppo after launching an offensive on October 28 in an attempt to break the siege imposed in July on rebel-held eastern Aleppo, which has also been targeted by waves of Syrian and Russian airstrikes. Read More »

Mayfield leads No. 9 Oklahoma past No

He entered the game with 1,978 yards passing, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. Russell passed for 148 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions and rushed for 70 yards before the injury with 5:48 remaining. He needed to be carted off the field and it's safe to say he's going to be out for quite some time. However, Westbrook still was one of the offensive stars, with four catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Read More »

Amazon told to refund parents whose children made unauthorised purchases

A federal judge on Thursday directed Amazon to set up a year-long process to reimburse parents whose children made in-app purchases without permission - but rejected a US regulator's request for a $26.5 million lump-sum payout. These in-app purchase bills accumulated by kids amounted to about $86 million in unauthorized charges, Reuters reported . Following this the parents would be notified about their eligibility for a refund, and would be reimbursed. Read More »

Syria's Assad Ready to 'Cooperate' with President Trump

The lives and well-being of hundreds of thousands of civilians are at risk as winter sets in amid unabated fighting between forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad and rebels, said Mr Jan Egeland, special adviser to the United Nations special envoy for Syria, on Thursday. Read More »

Putin aide: Trump could build confidence with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation pullback

Incidentally, Zakharava said her government contacted the Clinton campaign as well, but that it refused similar requests for discussions. In the lead-up to the USA general election, relations between Russian Federation and the United States have hit an all-time low in the 25 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union with the outbreak of war in eastern Ukraine and Moscow's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Embattled S. Korea president to address nation

Park is attempting to show the contrition and sense of responsibility that South Koreans demand while also trying to re-establish her tarnished credibility. Choi is accused of leveraging her close relationship with Park to coerce local firms into donating large sums to dubious non-profit foundations that she then used for personal gain. Read More »

Clinton concedes election, urges open mind on Trump

News organizations also produced a blizzard of stories meant to calculate the probability of victory for the two candidates. These calculations were predicated on polls of individual states. The big shift, again, came among voters earning less than $50,000. How does the United States electoral college work? So, what about the basic question , how did pollsters miss the election results? Instead of outright eliminating the Electoral College, which would require a Constitutional ... Read More »

Clinton tells supporters to greet Trump with 'open mind'

In perhaps the supreme demonstration that Trump's passionately stated views on politics are transactional, just four years ago, on the night that President Obama was declared the electoral-vote victor before all the ballots had been counted , the developer called for people take to the streets in "a revolution" to end the Electoral College . Read More »