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New Orleans French Quarter shooting kills 1 and wounds 9

They ranged in age from 20 to 37 years old, police said . New Orleans Police Department investigators study a crime scene after a fatal shooting in New Orleans on Sunday, Nov. Detectives were interviewing victims and witnesses and reviewing surveillance video footage from the area, Harrison said. Extra uniformed and plainclothes officers were already on duty and ambulance crews were on standby for the Bayou Classic football game on Saturday night between Southern and Grambling ... Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility of Ohio State University attack

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The Ohio State incident follows a knife attack in September in which a 22-year-old Somali-American stabbed 10 people at a St. Cloud, Minn., shopping mall before being shot to death by an off-duty officer. He also warned that other Muslims are in sleeper cells, "waiting for a signal". And Facebook posts that were apparently written shortly before the attack and came to light afterward show Artan nursed grievances against the U.S. Read More »

Assad troops recapture eastern Aleppo as rebels withdraw

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Zakaria Malahifji, head of the political office of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim rebel group, said rebels had fully repelled the Syrian army and allied militias from Sheikh Saeed. Norbert Röttgen, a parliamentarian in Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and Green party MP Franziska Brantner said that the West must immediately respond to coordinated attacks by Syria and Russian Federation in eastern Aleppo. Read More »

With deals offered early, will shoppers buy on Cyber Monday?

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Black Friday again attracted more dollars online this year, with Adobe Digital reporting that e-commerce transactions hit $3.34 billion, a almost 22 percent increase over last year and a new online record for that day. In addition, 36-percent of shoppers said everything they bought this year was on sale, . a almost 4-percent increase from last year. She wasn't able to hit the stores on Black Friday or Thanksgiving because she had to work. Read More »

S.Africa's President Zuma survives attempted ousting

Zuma has reportedly survived an attempt within the ANC to remove him as party leader. South Africa's embattled president has emerged intact from his latest challenge, this one from within his own party. In December 2015, Zuma dismissed respected finance minister Nhlanhla Nene and replaced him with a little-known backbencher. Despite the storm clouds around him, Zuma continued with his presidential programme, leaving the NEC meeting on Monday afternoon to receive Ugandan President Yoweri ... Read More »

Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah released yesterday afternoon

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Maria Chin suffers hypertension, osteoarthritis and has high cholesterol. Maria was one of the several activists and lawmakers nabbed the day before the rally but unlike Chin they had been issued two-day remand orders. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar deferred replying Malay Mail Online's questions on Maria's surprise release , a day before her habeas corpus hearing challenging her detention. Read More »

Obama to meet Australia, Canada leaders before return to US

But he also said he will consider whether or not he needs to defend the "ideals" that he cares about as an American citizen. "China relations" and the need to forge a more stable and productive bilateral relationship, the White House said in a statement after the two presidents met at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Lima . Read More »

Wells Fargo seeks arbitration order in customer lawsuit

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Wells Fargo workers would have earned an additional $323 million in returns if the company had offered Vanguard funds instead, according to the lawsuit. Zane Christensen, a lawyer representing customers in the class action, said that his firm is "saddened" by Wells Fargo's response and will "vigorously defend" against the bank's motion. Read More »

Green Party eyes lawsuit seeking recount in Pennsylvania

There has never been an election that raised so many doubts concerning its legitimacy in the history of the country, as 2016 has. "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide", Trump tweeted , "I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally". Read More »

Sarkozy Concedes in French Conservative Presidential Primary

The Socialist Party organized France's first-ever primary in 2011, a vote won by Francois Hollande, who went on to win the French presidency the following year. All French citizens over 18 - whether they are members of the conservatives' party or not- can vote in the primary if they pay 2 euros in organization fees and sign a pledge stating they "share the republican values of the right and the center" by signing a document. Read More »

With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

At the same time in a sign of rare regional cooperation with its Arab neighbors, Israel received assistance in form of personnel and equipment from Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority in addition to other countries, including the United States, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Italy and Russian Federation. Read More »

Woman jumps off plane just after it landed in US

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She landed on the tarmac and ran away from the plane, toward the terminal. The United Airlines flight was arriving from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Fellow passengers describe what went down inside the plane. "I've flown all over the world and I've been on lots of really long flights and I've never experienced anything like this." said Cathy Cole , a passenger on the flight. Read More »

Remarkable improvement in M'sian students' science, maths scores

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In 4th grade math, average scores for USA students improved from 1995 to 2011 but remained virtually flat in 2015 with average scores of 539 - up 21 points from 1995 but down 2 points from 541 four years ago. The study looks at how well Year 4 and Year 8 students have mastered maths and science lessons, asking questions like how many legs an insect has, which animals lay eggs and what the angles in a triangle add up to. Read More »

Chiefs beat Broncos 30-27 in overtime

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You just have to muster it up and find a way to make the play at the end. But the crowd wouldn't stay that way. Plus, the Chiefs lead the league with 23 takeaways, scoring a total 72 points on turnovers. 155-14 - in a nail-biting match that saw these two teams playing to the death, the Chiefs had one big advantage on punt and kick returns, outgaining Denver by 141 yards. Read More »

Mavericks' Nowitzki sits out against Pelicans

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The long-awaited victory snapped an eight-game losing streak and was the Mavs' first win since they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 109-97 on the road on November 8. Matthews gave the Mavs excellent defense for 39 minutes and also put in 21 points and 3 rebound with a game high +20. The Mavs entered Sunday after being embarrassed in Cleveland on Friday when they were down 45 points and eventually lost to the National Basketball Association champion Cavaliers 128-90. Read More »

Jihadist militants occupy town in Philippines

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Padilla said Maute casualties could go higher as government forces are now zeroing in on the old Butig municipal hall and Barangays Sindig and Bayabao where most of the terrorists are holed up. "They have always been professing allegiance to the foreign terror group". "This is still part of the Maute group's agenda in courting support and encouraging similar-minded individuals to support ISIS", he added, using an English acronym for Daesh. Read More »

Donald Trump Blasts 'Ridiculous' Recount Efforts

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As the Two-Way reported Friday , Stein and another third-party candidate filed for a recount in Wisconsin, and she plans to do the same in Pennsylvania and MI. "The results of this election should be respected instead of being challenged and abused, which is exactly what Jill Stein is doing", Trump said in a statement . Read More »

President Michel Temer name crops up in corruption allegations

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Mr Lima said the accusations of wrongdoing were merely "interpretations" and claimed that he was quitting because he and his family were suffering. In a meeting the day before he resigned Mr Calero said he was "cornered" by Mr Temer, who told him the the dispute over La Vue was creating "operational difficulties" in his office because Mr Vieira Lima was "pretty irritated" over the matter. Read More »

Chattanooga school bus crash victims remain in hospital

Walker has been charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He faces court on November 29. They did address one report by one mother that the bus driver asked the children if they were prepared to die before the crash. Read More »

Watkins scores 20, Penn State beats George Washington 74-68

On the ground, LJ Scott rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown in 19 carries while Chris Frey had 25 yards in a carry. Michigan State (3-9, 1-8) controlled the first half, outgaining Penn State 256-125, but its failure to get in the end zone was crucial as senior kicker Michael Geiger had four field goals to give the Spartans a 12-10 halftime lead. Read More »

Dead in Shooting in New Orleans' French Quarter

The man died of gunshot wounds, while two women and seven men were injured. The condition of the surviving victims has not been released by authorities. Police had closed Bourbon between Iberville and Canal Street. A crime scene technician collects clothing from the street as New Orleans Police investigate a fatal shooting at Iberville and Bourbon streets early Sunday, Nov. Read More »

Dalai Lama: "I Have No Worries' About Trump's Election"

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He also said he was looking forward to meeting Mr Trump after his inauguration on 20 January, but such an encounter would likely irritate China. "Sometimes I feel during election, the candidate has more freedom to express", he said during a visit to Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar. Read More »

Teenager films 'meteorite' burning across sky following Japanese natural disaster

As a precaution, many people headed for higher ground while the warnings were in place, ships sailed away from harbours in Fukushima, and Nissan suspended work at its auto engine factory in the prefecture. Coastal residents in Japan were ordered to flee to higher ground on Tuesday after a strong quake struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. Martha Savage, a geophysics professor at Victoria University in Wellington who is now in Japan, told the BBC that an aftershock is simply any ... Read More »