• Russian Federation reopens strait near Crimea, accuses Ukraine of provoking incident
Russian Federation reopens strait near Crimea, accuses Ukraine of provoking incident

Ukraine said that a Russian ship rammed a Ukrainian tugboat on Sunday; afterward, Russian crews fired on the tugboat and two navy vessels, injuring six sailors, before seizing the ships. The Kerch Strait is the only passage into the Sea of Azov beyond it. Yelchenko said he has recordings of radio traffic showing how the Russian military planned ...

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  • Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross
Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross

Migrants hold American flags during a peaceful march. "Mexico should move the flag-waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries", Trump said in a tweet early Monday morning. The migrants' arrival has been met by some opposition from people in Tijuana, where many shelters were already at capacity, and on the US...

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  • Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations
Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

In the East Wing stands the Gold Star Family tree which honors the troops and families who have sacrificed in the name of freedom. "Why do the White House Christmas decorations look like Voldemort is about to come back?" wondered one Twitter user.

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  • Iran natural disaster leaves 170 injured
Iran natural disaster leaves 170 injured

Geological Survey ( USGS ), injuring at least 170 people and reports suggest that more casualties are feared. Kurdistan 24 reported an official with one of the hospitals said most of the cases were individuals who experienced panic attacks.

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  • Donald Trump Threatens to Close US Border With Mexico
Donald Trump Threatens to Close US Border With Mexico "Permanently"

Leftists have been predictably outraged at Border Patrol agents - and the administration of President Donald Trump they operate under - for using tear gas to prevent migrants from breaching the U.S. He said that it was a "very risky situation" for agents and they responded appropriately. US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen accused th...

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  • Twitter Feels No Remorse For Failed Colonizer John Allen Chau
Twitter Feels No Remorse For Failed Colonizer John Allen Chau

Even government officials from the neighbouring islands don't go there. "The authorities lifted one of the restrictions that had been protecting the Sentinelese tribe's island from foreign tourists, which sent exactly the wrong message, and may have contributed to this bad event", the group said in a statement.

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  • Mumbai attacks anniversary: U.S. announces $5-million reward for information on perpetrators
Mumbai attacks anniversary: U.S. announces $5-million reward for information on perpetrators

The gunmen targeted two luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a tourist restaurant and a crowded train station during the three days of carnage in 2008. In this photo from October 19, 2017, supporters of Hafiz Saeed, center, shower him with rose petals as he arrives to a court in Lahore, Pakistan.

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  • Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest, 100s of flights cancelled
Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest, 100s of flights cancelled

By Sunday afternoon, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a state of emergency. Travelers were told to beware of rain transitioning with little notice into heavy, wet snow on Sunday afternoon. However, Newsweek reports that it set a daily snowfall record of 5.3 inches in Kansas City, noting that the previous record of 3.9 inches was set in 1895.

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  • United States tourist killed in Andaman violated norms
United States tourist killed in Andaman violated norms

Joshi, an anthropology professor at Delhi University. "God Himself was hiding us from the Coast Guard and many patrols", Chau wrote of his journey to the island in a diary that he left with fishermen who ferried him there. "On November 15, Chau moved to the seashore with his kayak, but his friends did not go with him". But on the morning ...

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  • Number of missing in deadly California wildfire drops from 475 to 249
Number of missing in deadly California wildfire drops from 475 to 249

Sunday. The so-called Camp Fire all but obliterated the mountain community of Paradise , 175 miles (280 km) northeast of San Francisco , on November 8, killing at least 85 people and destroying almost 14 000 homes. A total of 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) of rain is forecast for areas burned by the Camp Fire from Wednesday through Saturday, said ...

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  • NY judge denies president’s attempt to dismiss Trump Foundation lawsuit
NY judge denies president’s attempt to dismiss Trump Foundation lawsuit

The New York Attorney General's office alleges Trump and his family misused charity funds from the Trump Foundation. Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the New York State Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday, allowed the lawsuit to proceed and rejected the notion that President Trump can not face such legal action while in office.

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  • Saudi Royal Says Crown Prince is Here to Stay
Saudi Royal Says Crown Prince is Here to Stay

Intelligence I've seen suggests that this was ordered by the Crown Prince, and is yet another reason why I've been pushing, and why I joined forces with Bernie Sanders back in February, to get us out of fighting Saudi Arabia's civil war effort in Yemen against the Houthis.

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  • Pilot Whales Die in Stranding on Stewart Island in New Zealand
Pilot Whales Die in Stranding on Stewart Island in New Zealand

Rescuers were unable to save two of them, but said they hope to re-float the remaining whales on Tuesday. "The remote location, lack of nearby personnel and the whales' deteriorating condition meant the most humane thing to do was to euthanize".

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  • Hundreds of flights canceled as Midwest braces for snowstorm
Hundreds of flights canceled as Midwest braces for snowstorm

For Saline County, a Blizzard Warning is now in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday. The snow will fall throughout the afternoon and evening hours, with the heaviest snows falling in the mid-afternoon hours. With much of the central plains and Great Lakes region under blizzard or winter storms warnings, about 1,200 flights headed to or from the US had b...

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  • Crackdown on hardliners as Pakistan detains blasphemy protest cleric
Crackdown on hardliners as Pakistan detains blasphemy protest cleric

Rizvi's arrest sparked violent clashes with police in some areas. The protests-which erupted after the Supreme Court ordered the release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row since 2010, acquitting her of blasphemy charges-ended after an agreement with the government.

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  • UAE issues presidential pardon for jailed Briton
UAE issues presidential pardon for jailed Briton

The United Arab Emirates is considering a clemency plea submitted by the family of British academic Matthew Hedges , jailed for life this week after being charged with spying, as both countries attempt to resolve a spat that threatens to damage ties.

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  • Police fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters in Paris
Police fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters in Paris

The police detained 101 people in Paris and there 24 people were injured in the clashes on the Champs Elysees. By nightfall the Champs-Elysees was smoldering and in the Place de la Madeleine, burned scooters lay on the sidewalk like blackened shells.

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  • Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence
Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss , however, didn't feel that Papadopoulos' arguments justified delaying his sentence. Papadopoulos gave up much of his rights to appeal under his plea agreement, which he cut with the special counsel's office previous year.

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  • Rain helps Northern California wildfire reach 95 percent containment
Rain helps Northern California wildfire reach 95 percent containment

Between 1 to 3 inches (2.5-7.5 cm) of rain is expected to fall between Friday and Sunday, adding to the 3 inches that already fell this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. That's more than the worst eight fires in California's history combined, the agency said, with thousands of people displaced. Shoemaker said Friday afternoon that ab...

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  • Trump takes transgender troops case to court
Trump takes transgender troops case to court

Diagnosed based on an individual's discomfort with their gendered appearance and identity as assigned at birth, that standard served for decades as the definitive metric of whether or not a person was permitted to receive transition resources like hormones and surgeries.

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