• Alpha-Male Bromance' Solidified as Trump Vows Support for 'Bloodstained' Duterte
Alpha-Male Bromance' Solidified as Trump Vows Support for 'Bloodstained' Duterte

They are expected to hold one-on-one talks on Monday and, if Trump does not bring up any human rights concerns, Duterte is widely expected to trumpet the meeting as an endorsement. The handshake chain is a set piece of gatherings of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), who are meeting with leaders from China , the ...

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  • United Kingdom parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal
United Kingdom parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal

The amendment requiring parliamentary approval of any deal was supported by 10 Tory rebel MPs, who have forced the government's hand on an issue. Lawmakers from both main parties have been pushing for Parliament to have a greater say in the process, with some tabling amendments to the government's Brexit bill that aim to prevent Britain tumbling ...

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  • Trump nominates former pharma exec Alex Azar as health secretary
Trump nominates former pharma exec Alex Azar as health secretary

The Azar nomination is unusual because HHS secretaries have tended to come from the ranks of elected officials such as governors - not industries regulated by the department. "I am. interested in how, given Mr. Azar's professional background, he believes he can fairly execute any significant effort to lower drug prices for patients", she said in a ...

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  • Forecast: Chilly Week Ahead With Some Rain
Forecast: Chilly Week Ahead With Some Rain

Overnight, we will still be in the 50s with mostly clear skies. With the cloud cover and the precipitation, it will be raw and quite chilly, with highs struggling to get to the lower 40s. WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with afternoon rain. Sunday is partly sunny, there could be early lingering showers, and highs are in the upper 40s. Friday Night...

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  • Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'
Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

Trump is now in Vietnam attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, but he took the time to tweet: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old, ' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?'". "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer. On the contrary, all this makes us more sure that our choice to promote economic...

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  • Mogherini hails 'historic' European Union defense pact as 23 countries sign up
Mogherini hails 'historic' European Union defense pact as 23 countries sign up

Twenty-three of the EU's 28 member nations signed up to the process, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. He explained that tomorrow, during the Foreign Affairs and Defence Council in Brussels, those member states who intend to join PESCO are expected to jointly sign the notification letter addressed to the Council and the High Re...

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  • Ardern admits she may be seen as
Ardern admits she may be seen as "an irritant" over Manus Island

PNG authorities have, thus far, refrained from using force in their efforts to move people on. The men were also threatened with "arrest and prosecution" if they remained at the site after fencing was demolished. Speaking to media in Vietnam on Saturday night (NZT), Ardern said she had asked to have another conversation with Turnbull - "a more su...

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  • Hate Crimes in US Increased by Five Percent in 2016
Hate Crimes in US Increased by Five Percent in 2016

According to The Huffington Post, the Federal Bureau of Investigation report is the most complete information on hate crimes in the divisive election year 2016, and supports data from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which documented a wave of such events in months after elections.

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  • MP bypoll: Congress retains Chitrakoot seat flooring BJP by over 14000 votes
MP bypoll: Congress retains Chitrakoot seat flooring BJP by over 14000 votes

He had won the Chitrakoot seat thrice - in 1998, 2003 and 2013. According to the Newspaper, The CM addressed 23 public meetings, his road shows travelled through 68 villages and he camped on ground zero for the last three days of campaigning.

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  • Lonzo Ball tallies 1st career triple-double
Lonzo Ball tallies 1st career triple-double

Entering the matchup against the Bucks, Ball was averaging 8.9 points, 6.4 rebounds , and 6.9 assists per game, shooting just 29.2 percent from the field, as well as 22.0 percent from downtown. The league's leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo had another big game, scoring 33 points to lead the Bucks (6-6). Kyle Kuzma led Los Angeles with 21 p...

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  • Nationalists March On Poland's Independence Day
Nationalists March On Poland's Independence Day

Police estimated about 60,000 people showed up for the nationalist march, while about 2,000 counterprotesters - described by some to be "anti-facist" - also attended. Some of the ideas portrayed were in support of Polish Catholic values, with slogans such as "We Want God" and "Catholic Poland, not secular". "I am convinced that the Independence D...

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  • Explosion rips through oil pipeline in Bahrain causing massive blaze
Explosion rips through oil pipeline in Bahrain causing massive blaze

A fire broke out at an oil pipeline near the village of Buri in Bahrain on Friday night and was swiftly contained by the emergency services, reported BNA, citing the Interior Ministry. The official source reiterated Saudi Arabia's condemnation of the acts of sabotage and terror being perpetrated by Iran in order to destabilize the region and its se...

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  • EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers
EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers

On Friday, a London court upheld a ruling that Uber needs to treat its drivers like full employees by providing benefits and a minimum wage. Two drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, won an employment tribunal case previous year after arguing that they were "workers" and entitled to the minimum wage, sick pay and paid leave.

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  • How to Watch Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech
How to Watch Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech wide receiver Brad Stewart: The junior caught a 60-yard touchdown pass, the first of his career. Georgia Tech responded on its next drive with the key play coming from running back Nathan Cottrell who broke off a 69-yard run.

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  • PCB determined to have PSL 2018 final in Karachi
PCB determined to have PSL 2018 final in Karachi

Pakistan had hoped three-match series would further help them revive global cricket in their country, where foreign teams have been refusing to tour over security fears for eight years. The National Stadium in Karachi, which hasn't hosted any high-profile game since the ill-fated series against Sri Lanka in 2009, is now undergoing renovation work a...

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  • Xi Jinping: China to Maintain Peace in the South China Sea
Xi Jinping: China to Maintain Peace in the South China Sea

The ASEAN has been pushing for a legally binding code of conduct for all stakeholders in the South China Sea but Beijing has opposed such a framework asserting it will resolve the dispute with respective countries under a bilateral mechanism.

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  • Sen. Bill Cassidy withdraws support for Roy Moore over sexual misconduct allegations
Sen. Bill Cassidy withdraws support for Roy Moore over sexual misconduct allegations

That's a break from other Republicans, including Senate leaders, Ohio Sen. Though some recent polls have shown somewhat close margins, others prior to the Washington Post story found Moore with a significant lead . Despite pressure from top Republicans to drop out of the race following the allegations, Moore has pledged to stay in the race an...

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  • 14 feared drowned in Andhra Pradesh boat mishap
14 feared drowned in Andhra Pradesh boat mishap

According to the earlier reports, five bodies were recovered from the river. They all belonged to Prakasam and Nellore districts. The police is trying to identify the other victims. Read Also: Karnataka: Seven held for trying to sacrifice boy Locals have alleged that numerous boats do not have sufficient number of life jackets and carry more pass...

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  • 21 children injured at San Diego gym after platform collapses
21 children injured at San Diego gym after platform collapses

Wright told the Los Angeles Times the victims included 21 children and two adults, aged 72 and 46. "We are truly heartbroken tonight, as these children and their parents aren't just our members - we see them weekly, they are our gym family", Ho said.

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  • President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un
President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un

Trump is overseas on a 12-day Asia-Pacific trip during which he has been meeting with regional leaders with a heavy emphasis on curbing North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. In a stern speech delivered in South Korea's National Assembly on Tuesday, he said: "Do not underestimate us". "If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can te...

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  • At least six killed in Iran by quake
At least six killed in Iran by quake

Geological Survey confirmed the quake on its website , announcing its epicenter at around 32km (19 miles) outside the Iraqi city of Halabja. The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency reported that at least 14 provinces had been impacted by the natural disaster.

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  • Pacific trade deal reached but leaders won't endorse it yet
Pacific trade deal reached but leaders won't endorse it yet

Australian officials remain tight-lipped on the progress, but New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the so-called TPP-11 were no longer talking about countries walking away from the deal. "The suspended provisions, in fact, will help narrow TPP challenges for the country", Thang said. Trade ministers reconvened overnight while APEC leade...

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  • Arab League To Meet On Iran at Saudi Request
Arab League To Meet On Iran at Saudi Request

But Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected that possibility. On Thursday, during a visit to Saudi Arabia, Macron said there were " extremely strong concerns about Iran ". " France officials including its president are well aware that levelling false accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran stands in stark contradiction...

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  • Xi Tells Duterte China Will Work to Safeguard S.China Sea Peace
Xi Tells Duterte China Will Work to Safeguard S.China Sea Peace

China and the Philippines have also established a bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea issue and a joint coast guard committee on maritime cooperation, Zhao noted. "We believe that both China and the Philippines will seize the opportunity of Li's visit to work together so as to create a "golden age" for ties between the two count...

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  • Boy, 3, dies after served grilled cheese at school, officials say
Boy, 3, dies after served grilled cheese at school, officials say

He later died at the hospital. The FDNY confirmed Thursday that the Manhattan pre-K where a child suffered a fatal allergic reaction after eating a grilled cheese sandwich never called 911. "It is an unimaginable time for everyone who loved Elijah , in particular for his 5-year-old brother Sebastian, who struggles to understand that his brothe...

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  • Talk of independent Kashmir wrong: Farooq Abdullah
Talk of independent Kashmir wrong: Farooq Abdullah

That part of Kashmir will remain with Pakistan and this part with India. "You do not remember the instrument of accession and claim the other side of Kashmir administered by Pakistan. "Jammu Kashmir is landlocked and surrounded by nuclear powers Pakistan, China and India". "On one side we have China, Pakistan, and India on the other side.

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  • Veterans Day a day to honor those who served
Veterans Day a day to honor those who served

What we now know as Veterans Day was - at its inception - thought to mark the end of war itself. Almost one hundred years ago, Veterans Day started to be celebrated as " Armistice Day ", which originally started on Nov.11, 1919, as the first anniversary of the end of World War I .

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  • Congress to keep struggling for 18% GST cap: Rahul
Congress to keep struggling for 18% GST cap: Rahul

Gandhi's claim that the government was forced by the Congress to roll back the GST rates was criticised by the government with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asking, "Is the GST Council under them?" Earlier in the day, the GST Council chose to reduce tax rate on a wide range of mass use items - from chewing gums to detergents - to 18 per cen...

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  • Israel downs Syrian drone over Golan Heights
Israel downs Syrian drone over Golan Heights

It was only after receiving confirmation that it was not a Russian operated drone that the military took the decision to shoot it down. "The State of Israel regards with utmost seriousness any violation of its sovereignty and will respond with force to any provocation", Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement .

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  • National Basketball Association set to announce that Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star Game
National Basketball Association set to announce that Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star Game

Looking to Advertise? Contact the Crusader for more information. The economic impact a year ago of the All-Star Game in New Orleans was upwards of $45 million, a number likely to be greater in Chicago given its deep basketball history. "I look forward to better seats next time". The 2020 All-Star weekend will mark the third time that the city of ...

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  • Japan's Shinzo Abe took a tumble during golf outing
Japan's Shinzo Abe took a tumble during golf outing

When they met in NY in November previous year immediately after Trump won the presidential election, the two leaders, both avid golfers, exchanged golfing items as gifts. Trump also said he was committed to achieving "free, fair, and reciprocal" trade and wants to work with Japan on this issue. "We want free and reciprocal trade, but right now our ...

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  • George Takei says alleged groping of former model 'simply did not occur'
George Takei says alleged groping of former model 'simply did not occur'

THR says several of Brunton's friends have confirmed that Brunton told them the story over the years. Since the allegations dropped in The Hollywood Reporter , Takei has seemingly remained offline and his rep said that she was unable to contact him.

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  • AT&T Chief Randall Stephenson: Twist In Time Warner Deal
AT&T Chief Randall Stephenson: Twist In Time Warner Deal "A Painful Situation"

Other outlets reported that the Justice Department had demanded the sale. AT&T is already prepared for court. According to some news reports, the Justice Department told AT&T it must sell CNN's parent unit or DirecTV, its pay-TV company, for the deal to go through.

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  • Saudi-led coalition reopens Yemeni al-Wadea border crossing
Saudi-led coalition reopens Yemeni al-Wadea border crossing

One of the missiles hit a residential area near the ministry, wounding at least eight civilians, it said. People inspect the rubble of houses destroyed by earlier Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. Despite the reopening of Wadea, however, and the allowing of limited ships into southern Aden port, United Nations officials say that the Saudi-l...

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  • Philippines' Duterte thanks Putin for weapons aid
Philippines' Duterte thanks Putin for weapons aid

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte , widely known for his unrestrained language and notorious anti-drugs campaign which left thousands dead, confessed that he killed a man when he was just 16 years old. "Stabbing. That was when I was 16 years old, just because we just looked at each other". Noting that economic ties "are at the lower level", ...

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