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PM Modi offers assistance to earthquake-hit Indonesia

The 2004 quake and tsunami killed a total of 230,000 people in a dozen countries, majority in Aceh. Dozens of Indonesians remain missing in rubble in Aceh province after its magnitude 6.5 natural disaster. "I looked around and all my neighbours' homes were completely flattened". The 2004 quake was massive - magnitude 9.1 - and hit off the coast of Aceh on December 26. Read More

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Trump, Al Gore hold 'interesting conversation' in NY

Trump, Al Gore hold 'interesting conversation' in NY

Entering Trump Tower Monday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Donald Trump is moving quickly to round out his Cabinet. However, Trump said he has an "open mind" on the issue in an interview with the New York Times last month. Arrangements are being made for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet with Donald Trump following his inauguration as president of the US next month, according to a local media report. Read More

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Norwegian teens over the hump in global school rankings

The triennial Programme for International Student Assessment ( PISA ) found that the gap between girls and boys in reading is narrowing but boys are continuing to stretch the gap from girls on mathematics and science scores. The PISA report on the USA results also mentions "emerging science education" that focuses on multidisciplinary principles and the actual practices of working scientists and engineers. Read More

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Farooq extends NC's support to struggle for Kashmir 'azadi'

He justified the present protest movement and said, "We have given our entire lives for this movement". "Farooq Abdullah has never spoken anything anti-national". "We are a part of this struggle", Abdullah had said. "One day the two nations will have to sit and talk to resolve their differences". Mehbooba Mufti said the people of Kashmir having suffered a lot understand such political gimmickry and won't fall prey to such things. Read More

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Cazeneuve is France's new prime minister as Valls steps down

He was named prime minister after Mr Valls, who has been in the role for two-and-a-half years, handed his resignation to President Francois Hollande, a fellow Socialist, at the Elysee early on Tuesday. "I have this experience", Valls said. Even the mayor of the northern city of Lille, Martine Aubry, described as a veteran socialist, said on Monday that it was "not a given" Valls would receive her support, Al Jazeera reported. Read More

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Explain Erdogan's statements about 'ending' Syria regime

Russian Federation and Turkey say they agree on the need for a halt to fighting in Syria, but deep divisions remain between them over the conflict. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said he had sent Turkish forces to Syria to tackle the Islamic State, a day after Russian Federation urged him to explain earlier comments they were there to "end the rule of the cruel" Bashar al-Assad. Read More

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Republican Texas elector says Trump 'not qualified for the office'

Republican Texas elector says Trump 'not qualified for the office'

John Kasich (R). Suprun says that instead of Trump, electors should unite behind "an honorable and qualified man or woman such as Gov. John Kasich of OH". People are unhappy. They're angry. (Fitting that it would come from Ted Cruz's home state.) Point being, it's quite possible and probably likely that the push in the electoral college by anti-Trumpers to embarrass him will, ironically, end up costing Hillary Clinton more EVs than it will Trump himself. Read More

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Lavrov: Neither Russia, nor Syria behind attack on Turkish soldiers

But he also said Russian Federation would continue its operations in Aleppo, where Syrian government forces have retaken more than a third of the rebel-held areas since the weekend. "The issue was discussed immediately after the incident by our representatives at various levels", he said. "A ceasefire must be achieved in all of Syria, notably in Aleppo", Cavusoglu said adding Turkey was in agreement with Russian Federation in broad terms on the need for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid ... Read More

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Trump warns of imposing 35% tax on firms shipping jobs overseas

The President-elect of United States Donald Trump yesterday (4 December) claimed that he had "persuaded" United Corporation, the parent company of Carrier Corporation, from outsourcing more than 1,000 jobs to Mexico. "Stay tuned. Be ready", Pence said on NBC's "Meet the Press". "Today's announcement is possible because the incoming Trump-Pence administration has emphasized to us its commitment to support the business community and create an improved, more competitive USA business climate", ... Read More

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L.A. Ramping Up Security After Threat To Universal City Metro Station

He added that authorities had little time to assess the seriousness of the threat and because of its imminent nature had chose to move quickly and alert the public. Officials later determined the threat was not credible, and some accused the district of overreacting to a hoax. "We're working not only with local law enforcement partners and global partners but also with the private sector to make sure this information that's passed on is relevant", Fike said. Read More

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Pakistan's envoy Tariq Fatemi to visit USA for meeting Trump's team

Pakistan's envoy Tariq Fatemi to visit USA for meeting Trump's team

As indicated by sources, Fatemi will meet a few individuals from the provisional team other than collaborating with the new legislators chose a month ago. It was reported that the Sharif may leave for the United States on the January 18 or 19. "I believe that President-elect Trump would make supportive and kind statements about the Pakistani people and PM Sharif", he said. Read More

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World AIDS Day observed in Montana

The campaign also provides information on HIV, including where to get an HIV test. "It's usually people getting diagnosed when they're going in for something else." said Laura Williams from Ontario Aboriginal AIDS/HIV Strategy. 1586, which would be a key step in ending unfair and unjust HIV criminalization laws on the books in over 30 states". "It is a fear within the health community that people have lost the fear of AIDS they once had", says Jeff Lange, Stonewall Alliance volunteer. Read More

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Japan's FM meets Putin in St. Petersberg

Japan's FM meets Putin in St. Petersberg

Petersburg on December 2, the Kremlin press service said in a statement on December 1. " It's the third meeting in one year ", the Japanese minister noted. Moscow has been urging Tokyo to discuss the issue within the context of World War II, while Japan maintains that Russian Federation illegally occupied those islands. Read More

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Inside Trump and Romney's Jean Georges dinner

Trump aides are quick to tell reporters the incoming commander in chief is eager to select the best person for the job rather than doing so quickly. Patrons applauded as the president-elect dined with the former MA governor as speculation swirls about Romney's appointment as secretary of state. All three, including Priebus, had chocolate cake for dessert. Read More

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