• Dastyari quits Senate over China links
Dastyari quits Senate over China links

Labor senator Sam Dastyari has succumbed to intense pressure to quit the Senate in the face of continued revelations that he had promoted Chinese interests. Junior minister Angus Taylor said the newest allegations were extremely serious and added to the growing picture of how Senator Dastyari had tried to further the interests of the Chinese ...

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  • European Union citizens' rights to be protected post Brexit, says MAY
European Union citizens' rights to be protected post Brexit, says MAY

He added that Ireland would not "back away" from the Brexit principles if it comes under pressure from teh rest of the European Union during trade talks with the UK. The Northern Irish DUP had vetoed a draft deal on Monday. Negotiations on Britain's future trade agreement will continue only if last week's withdrawal deal is quickly turned...

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  • Legendary footballer Diego Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit
Legendary footballer Diego Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit

Maradona is going to play Ganguly on the outskirts of Barasat, which is about 35 km from the city. He also flagged off an air-conditioned ambulance for the cancer patients. He was accompanied by his 27-year-old girlfriend Rocio Oliva. Amidst much fanfare, Argentine football legend Diego Maradona arrived in Kolkata on Sunday night.

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  • USA soldier who fled to North Korea for 'dog's life' DIES
USA soldier who fled to North Korea for 'dog's life' DIES

Jenkins in 2004. Charles Jenkins, a U.S. soldier who defected to North Korea and later married a Japanese victim of the regime's cold war abductions, has died in Japan aged 77. He was sentenced to 30 days' confinement and given a dishonourable discharge. In 2005, he published his memoir, "Kokuhaku" ("To Tell the Truth"), in which he reveale...

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  • USA soldier who fled to North Korea for 'dog's life' DIES
USA soldier who fled to North Korea for 'dog's life' DIES

Jenkins in 2004. Charles Jenkins, a U.S. soldier who defected to North Korea and later married a Japanese victim of the regime's cold war abductions, has died in Japan aged 77. He was sentenced to 30 days' confinement and given a dishonourable discharge. In 2005, he published his memoir, "Kokuhaku" ("To Tell the Truth"), in which he reveale...

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  • Second PA Gerrymandering Challenge Heads To Trial Today
Second PA Gerrymandering Challenge Heads To Trial Today

The Supreme Court has overturned electoral maps because of racial gerrymandering, but it has never struck down a map because of partisan gerrymandering. A state court trial over congressional district boundaries is about to get underway in Pennsylvania as a parallel case awaits a decision in federal court.

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  • Oil gains on Forties Pipeline shutdown, NY blast
Oil gains on Forties Pipeline shutdown, NY blast

Brent crude futures settled up $1.29, or about 2 percent, at $64.69 a barrel. Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

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  • Rocket Lab lift-off aborted with two seconds to go, Thursday launch scheduled
Rocket Lab lift-off aborted with two seconds to go, Thursday launch scheduled

At Rocket Lab's private launch facility in New Zealand, the countdown clock had almost reached zero when a white puff of smoke erupted from the bottom of the Electron rocket - but then, the clock stopped, and the rocket failed to rise off the ground.

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  • Iran-UK Dialogue Can Boost Regional Stability: Rouhani
Iran-UK Dialogue Can Boost Regional Stability: Rouhani

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly planning the "soft toppling" of Iran's government while traveling there with her toddler daughter. Rouhani underlined the need for expansion of balanced and friendly ties between Iran and the United Kingdom and said despite the appropriate grounds created following t...

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  • USA woman charged for stealing 'OK to be white' speech
USA woman charged for stealing 'OK to be white' speech

Ms Gregory, the director of career services at Quinebaug Valley Community College, turned herself in on Sunday after she was informed of the charges against her. The woman, Catherine Gregory , 33, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny. She was released by University of CT police after posting a $...

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  • TA To Participate in Wreaths Across America
TA To Participate in Wreaths Across America

Volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol 11008 Quad-City Composite Squadron leading the project have been notified that an additional 4,000 wreaths will be sent from Wreaths Across America headquarters. The national theme for the 2017 National Wreath Remembrance Day is 'I'm an American. The song and theme represent the sense of community and common gro...

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  • Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan to quit court practice after humiliated
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan to quit court practice after humiliated

In the brief letter that was delivered to the office of the Chief Justice on Monday, Dhavan said: "After the humiliating end in the Delhi case, I have made a decision to give up court practice". That Dhavan and Chief Justice Dipak Misra did not exactly see eye-to-eye on several matters in which the former was arguing in the Supreme Court was an o...

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  • Winter Storm Warning for parts of the Rochester area
Winter Storm Warning for parts of the Rochester area

Snow and blowing snow is expected with hard travel conditions at times, the Weather Service said . "Winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow late Tuesday night and especially on Wednesday". Similar warnings are in place along the Lake Ontario shoreline and in Western New York. That warning goes thr...

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  • Pentagon says transgender people can enlist starting in January, after court order
Pentagon says transgender people can enlist starting in January, after court order

Several transgender service members filed a lawsuit after Trump announced in July he would ban transgender people from the military, citing concern over military focus and medical costs. Those transgender individuals seeking acceptance into the military must have a doctor's certification that they have been clinically stable in their preferred ge...

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  • New Yorker Cuts Ties With Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct'
New Yorker Cuts Ties With Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct'

A statement issued by the New Yorker confirmed that Lizza was sacked on Monday. The New Yorker magazine said Monday that it had severed ties with Ryan Lizza , after learning the reporter had engaged in " improper sexual conduct ", according to a statement.

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  • OIC emergency summit on Jerusalem on 13th
OIC emergency summit on Jerusalem on 13th

The conference will be preceded by the Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting which will be attended by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, the foreign office said. Marches were staged in Pakistan, AJK, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, India-held Kashmir, Jordan, Tunisia, Somalia, Yemen, and Indonesia. Trump's decision puts him at odds w...

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  • College tuition is at record high. College presidents' pay is, too
College tuition is at record high. College presidents' pay is, too

Highest-earning of the bunch was Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University, who made just over $4 million in base salary and other pay combined. Kent State University President Beverly Warren's pay per million in expenses was $1,006. See the full list of presidents at chronicle.com/compensation .

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  • Imran sets sight on Zardari, announces visit to Karachi next week
Imran sets sight on Zardari, announces visit to Karachi next week

Imran said that after Nawaz Sharif, it was now time to get rid of Zardari in a bid to save the country from corruption. PTI Chairman said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government is trying to give the impression that if they are thieves so are everyone else.

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  • Methodists respond to Trump calling Jerusalem Israel's capital
Methodists respond to Trump calling Jerusalem Israel's capital

But the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told delegates that the White House was serious about the search for peace. "Let me again assure you, the president and this administration remain committed to the peace process", she said. It did not elaborate on the type of injuries. Trump's decision drew lavish praise from Israeli Prime Minis...

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  • Sandy Hook Promise PSA satirizes cultural complacency about school shootings
Sandy Hook Promise PSA satirizes cultural complacency about school shootings

A teacher talks about how she thought something was off with the student. "Someone is expected to tell us after the shooting that the shooter has been posting on social media about doing this for weeks", a police officer tells the television reporter.

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