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Woman opens emergency exit and jumps out of plane

Woman opens emergency exit and jumps out of plane

Passengers on-board United Flight 1892 captured the pictures as it happened Monday. Police say she jumped out into an airport operating area. She jumped about 15 feet from the wing of the plane to the ground. Ran to the terminal. A lady opened emergency exit door which she was. Fellow passengers describe what went down inside the plane. Paying cash to get on this flight. Read More

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Maltese 13-year-olds improve their mathematical and science competences, study shows

Maltese 13-year-olds improve their mathematical and science competences, study shows

Average eighth-grade US science scores were higher in 2015 compared to 2011, while average USA fourth-grade science scores were not measurably different. USA 8th-graders posted their highest math scores ever in 2015, growing from an average score of 518 in 1995 to 539 on a scale of 1 to 1,000. "In terms of children in classrooms, that's probably seven or eight students in your average 25-student classroom", Dr Thomson told AAP. Read More

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Syrian troops push into rebel-held east Aleppo

In Syria , the army has announced that it had taken control of two residential districts of the rebel held eastern part of Aleppo. The regime has focussed its attention on the Sakhur as they pound rebel positions in the district. More than 1,500 families have fled to the regime-controlled west of the city. Another 30 families fled to the Sheikh Maqsoud area, which is under Kurdish control, he said. Read More

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11 militants killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Philippines clashes

Troops on Sunday fired artillery at positions held by an Islamic militant faction in the southern Philippines as more soldiers deployed against the group, which staged a deadly bombing in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city. "This is still part of the Maute Group's agenda in courting support and encouraging similar minded individuals to support ISIS", he added. The police arrested several group members in October and found video clips of them pledging allegiance to IS. Read More

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Clinton to participate in Wisconsin recount

Clinton to participate in Wisconsin recount

On Saturday, the Clinton campaign announced its intention to participate in the recount efforts in that state and in Pennsylvania and MI, where the Green Party also plans to raise challenges to the vote totals. Wisconsin officials are moving forward with the first presidential recount in state history following Stein's formal request. The Clinton team had been quiet about Stein's crusade, but campaign lawyer Marc Elias said that because a recount was set into motion Friday - and could ... Read More

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6th Child Dies After Chattanooga Bus Crash

Children get a goodbye hug as students are picked up from Woodmore Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn . Johnthony Walker , 24, was driving the bus full of students home from Chattanooga's Woodmore Elementary School on Monday when it veered off a road, flipped on its side and smashed into a tree and telephone poll, according to a police affidavit. Read More

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Brazil's president: No amnesty for illegal campaign gifts

Brazil's president: No amnesty for illegal campaign gifts

Several Brazilian news outlets reported that Mr Calero made recordings of conversations with Mr Temer, Mr Lima and presidential chief-of-staff Eliseu Padilha. But Parola said that the president “never induced any of his ministers to take a decision that breaches internal rules or convictions.”. Temer's approval rating stood at 28% in September, according to an Ibope poll commissioned by the National Industry Confederation. Read More

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Penn State beat Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game

Penn State beat Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game

With some overtime help from Urban Meyer's Buckeyes, who beat Michigan, Penn State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) downed the Spartans (3-9, 1-8) and punched their ticket to next Saturday's conference championship game in Indianapolis. Making A College Football Statement? "How you end that season really sets you up or plateaus you, or whatever the case". After all, it came with Penn State's first team offense on the field, with just 3:40 left in the game , and it capped a drive on which ... Read More

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One killed, nine wounded in French Quarter shooting

The shooting took place as New Orleans has deployed extra police patrols during the Bayou Classic weekend, which features a football game between Grambling State and Southern universities. Police had closed Bourbon between Iberville and Canal Street. On Saturday, police tweeted that "10 victims were shot", according to The New York Times . Read More

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Fukushima Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Warning

Fukushima Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Warning

Japanese authorities urged residents in northeast coastal areas to evacuate immediately and not return until warnings have been lifted. An official from plant operator TEPCO told a news conference that a one-metre wave had hit the coast at the facility, but a spokesman for the company told AFP there were no reports of damage. Read More

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No Date Discussed For Possible Putin-Trump Meeting

Trump's election has sparked fears among European nations that they need to be more self-reliant on security matters, not only because the future US leader pushed the issue on the campaign trail but also because some nations fear depending on security guarantees from a leader they see as having dangerously authoritarian tendencies. Read More

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Turkey blames Syria for fatal air strike, puts warplanes on alert

Turkish planes also carried out air strikes against seven IS targets in northern Syria , the army said in a statement carried by the state-run Anadolu news agency. The Turkish military added that another soldier was killed in clashes against the militant group, five others were wounded. Details on scant on the overnight incident, which took place near the ISIS city of al-Bab, with suggestions that the forces involved weren't clear it was even an airstrike , let alone an airstrike by the ... Read More

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'Gloomy' economic predictions are wrong, pro-Brexit MPs say

'Gloomy' economic predictions are wrong, pro-Brexit MPs say

These included the bill that the United Kingdom would have to pay before leaving, establishing what would happen to the border with Ireland and working out interim arrangements on issues such as security. On November 23, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) delivered a sobering assessment of the UK's public finances; estimating that public coffers will take a hit in the region of £59bn following the decision to leave the EU. Read More

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Steven Seagal gets Russian passport from Putin

Steven Seagal gets Russian passport from Putin

Putin has expressed hope that, with the election of Donald Trump as the next USA president, relations will improve. I still think all of this is the plot to Expendables 3 . boxer Roy Jones Jr . The 64-year old actor has been a regular visitor to Russian Federation in recent years and has accompanied Putin to several martial arts events. Read More

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IS kills 3 Turkish soldiers near Syrian border - Anadolu Agency

IS kills 3 Turkish soldiers near Syrian border - Anadolu Agency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said this week that after securing al-Bab, Turkey-backed rebels would advance east toward Manbij. The strike also wounded 10 Turkish soldiers, the general staff in Ankara said in a statement. The dead and injured were taken to hospitals in Turkey's southern Kilis and Gaziantep provinces. The PKK is designated a terror group by the United States and European Union but not by the United Nations. Read More

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We Had Talked To Banks To Expand Digital Banking: FM Jaitley

We Had Talked To Banks To Expand Digital Banking: FM Jaitley

Jaitley's remark came in the wake of Singh's criticism of the government and Prime Minister over demonetisation during the Rajya Sabha debate today. It is nothing less than organised loot and legalized plunder. And in parliament, tax imposition is money bill, only Lok Sabha can do it. New Delhi, Nov 23 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said there was clear separation of powers provided in the constitution and an impression should not go that one institution can take better ... Read More

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Farage predicts UK political earthquake if Brexit slowed

It is not known what they plan to discuss. "People are naturally very interested in the parallels between Brexit and Trump politically and he is still passionate about the future and what that is likely to look at". Nigel Farage is considering moving from his Kent home to start a new life in the USA, according to reports . In America the revolution is total. "I suspect there is another big seismic shock in British politics, perhaps going to come at the next election", Farage said after ... Read More

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Philippines' Duterte mulls leaving international court

Philippines' Duterte mulls leaving international court

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed on Thursday her regret about Russia's decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). "At the end of these proceedings we will be tabling the notice of withdrawal that South Africa lodged with the secretary-general of the United Nations", Masutha told legislators during a debate on the ICC. Read More

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ISIS Bomb Aimed at Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq Kills at Least 80

Eighty people have been killed in a truck bombing at a petrol station south of Baghdad . An Iraqi policeman stands guard as Shiite pilgrims march to Karbala for the Arbaeen ritual in Baghdad , Iraq, on Tuesday. The blast reportedly occurred as buses carrying Iranian and Iraqi pilgrims were waiting at a gas station. The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the carnage, expressing sympathy with the Iraqi government and the victims' families; ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said its ... Read More

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The US Will Take In Some Refugees Stuck In Australia's Island Camps

Some 1,300 asylum-seekers are being accommodated at detention centers in Papua New Guinea and on the small Pacific island nation of Nauru , under a controversial policy announced by Australia's previous Labor government in July 2013. Speaking at that time Turnbull praised Obama "for bringing us together to pledge new commitments to support the world's most vulnerable people" without actually pledging to accept any additional refugees into Australia . Read More

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