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The understanding was reached when foreign ministers of three Countries including Khawaja Asif , Wang Yi and Salahuddin Rabbani met in Beijing on Tuesday as part of Trilateral China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue. He said the administration was pouring resources into the military to help them prevent terror attacks on USA soil. "This meeting is a different one - it was the initiative of the Chinese President".
  • Trump commutes sentence for local rabbi's father

    Trump commutes sentence for local rabbi's father

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    Rubashkin added that the commutation of his father's sentence was not the complete vindication that a presidential pardon would have been. Soon after his arrest, a campaign for his release was started by Orthodox Jewish groups and eventually led to support from others including more than 100 former judges, attorneys general and prominent politicians.
  • Ball boy steals limelight does unthinkable as Bristol City sinks Man United

    Ball boy steals limelight does unthinkable as Bristol City sinks Man United

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    The Championship side will now face runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City over two legs, but having also seen his team eliminate Watford, Stoke and Crystal Palace, Johnson can not wait. The home fans went wild as they cheered a regular win against a premier league top club. Bristol City manager Lee Johnson and assistant manager Jamie McAllister celebrate after the match against Manchester United .
  • Trudeau Vacation Broke Ethics Rules, Canadian Commissioner Says

    Trudeau Vacation Broke Ethics Rules, Canadian Commissioner Says

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    Mr Trudeau promised on Wednesday to clear all future vacations with the ethics office. And she found the PM should have found alternatives to using the Aga Khan's private aircraft to travel between Nassau and his island. She found, however, that Trudeau did contravene the rule on gifts or other advantages set out in section 11 of the Act. Section 12 prohibits ministers and their family members from accepting travel on non-commercial chartered or private aircraft for any goal unless ...
  • Every vote counts: 1 more ballot ties up Virginia House race

    Every vote counts: 1 more ballot ties up Virginia House race

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    In a statement, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus called the court's decision "wrong" and said, "We are now assessing all legal options before us as we fight for a just result". Judges have been in recess for two hours. There were 23,866 votes cast in this district on Election Day, and when the first results were counted, Yancey held only a 10-vote lead over Simonds.
  • Due Process was Missing in Al Franken's Case — NY Times

    Due Process was Missing in Al Franken's Case — NY Times

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    Franken added he will continue to give a series of speeches before he leaves. That's hypocrisy at the highest level I've ever seen in my life. It just made me sick. And the only thing I'll ask for is expedite, put extra investigators, do whatever you have to, to go through this investigation, through the ethics. Minnesota Gov.
  • Brexit transition to end by December 2020

    Brexit transition to end by December 2020

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    There are 77 branches of banks from the European Economic Area in Britain - 23 of which have assets of around or above 15 billion pounds - plus 80 branches of insurers. It dominates the $5.1-trillion-a-day global foreign exchange market and hosts more banks than any other center. The EU has proposed that, as a last resort, clearing of euro denominated derivatives done mainly in London should move to the euro zone after Brexit.
  • Forecasters call for snow leading into Christmas weekend

    Forecasters call for snow leading into Christmas weekend

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    With about 10 days left in the month, Boston is averaging almost 2 degrees below the average. Although anecdotal evidence will point to a common theme of cold temps right at Christmas. Normal highs for Brainerd start in the upper 20s in early December and cool to the low 20s by mid-January, the National Weather Service reported, adding normal lows start in the mid-teens above zero in early December and cool to near zero by mid January.
  • India's Congress party asks Communists for support

    India's Congress party asks Communists for support

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    Speaking on the occasion he criticized prime minister Narendra Modi for discrimination against Muslims and other minorities and taking the country backwards to the medieval times. Besides the Congress cadres, leaders of its frontal organizations like Seva Dal, Youth Congress, Mahila Congress and NSUI participated in the celebrations.
  • Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo angry with Perez over 'backhanded' compliments

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo angry with Perez over 'backhanded' compliments

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    Cristiano Ronaldo says he would like to retire at Real Madrid , following Saturday's 1-0 win in the Club World Cup final win against Gremio in Abu Dhabi. It's crucial for us that he stays here right until the end of his career. "He's here at his club, and his home". The dream may be over for Al Jazira, but for football fans in the UAE there is still plenty more top quality football ahead with a mouth-watering final set for Saturday, 16 December, between European giants, Real Madrid ...
  • Menorah may have sparked deadly Brooklyn fire

    Menorah may have sparked deadly Brooklyn fire

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    The father, a 16-year-old female, and a 15-year-old male were taken to Staten Island University Hospital in critical condition while two other boys, 13- and 12-years-old, were transported to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries, according to the Post.
  • ISIS gunmen killed during attack near Afghanistan intelligence training centre

    ISIS gunmen killed during attack near Afghanistan intelligence training centre

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    He said the militants were targeting the training center from the building, using light weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP, referring to the National Directorate of Security, NDS, that around 10 am, a group of armed attackers entered an under-construction building in (the) NDS training centre in Afshar area of Kabul.
  • Here's A Look At The Final GOP Tax Bill

    Here's A Look At The Final GOP Tax Bill

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    No stranger to hyperbole, Trump also predicted the legislation would cause the economy to soar beyond its current 3 percent rate of growth. Mr. Trump said he hopes the tax legislation will make the economy grow by 4 percent then 5 percent annually "and maybe even 6 percent ultimately".
  • Lions take 13-3 lead into halftime

    Lions take 13-3 lead into halftime

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    After that, you had Marvin Jones make a circus catch by out-jumping Bears safety Eddie Jackson . Matthew Stafford threw two touchdowns for the Lions , and Darius Slay had a pair of interceptions as Detroit moved to 8-6. Three plays later, on a designed rollout, Stafford found TJ Jones for a 3-yard touchdown, putting the Lions up 13-0. Following a touchdown during Saturday's game against Chicago, multiple Lions players lined up shoulder to shoulder and busted out a flawless ...
  • Snow Could Make For Messy Friday Afternoon Commute

    Snow Could Make For Messy Friday Afternoon Commute

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    Though snowfall in Mid-Michigan and the Thumb is expected to remain below an inch Friday, the afternoon and early evening could bring snow squalls and whiteout conditions, the National Weather Service states . A few lingering snow showers will be possible on Saturday morning. Temperatures will rise into the 40s on Saturday and Sunday . Sunday night, there is a chance of snow after 8 p.m.at the airport, mixing with freezing rain after 11 p.m.
  • PM Modi optimistic about productive Winter Session

    PM Modi optimistic about productive Winter Session

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    He said in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha the 18th session of the 5th Lok Sabha, the duration was of just 12 days, while the 98th session of Rajya Sabha which was of 13 days saw just nine sittings. An angry Opposition led by the Congress accused PM Modi of levelling "serious charges" against Singh, former vice president Hamid Ansari and diplomats.
  • Toronto billionaire and his wife found dead in their mansion

    Toronto billionaire and his wife found dead in their mansion

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    They are releasing few details at this point, saying the investigation is still in the early stages and the circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way. Police later said there were no signs of forced entry at the property and they were not now searching for a suspect, according to CBC. CrimeOnline will update this story when more information becomes available.
  • Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile

    Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile

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    In October, Trump "decertified" the nuclear deal with Iran, meaning that he had concluded that Iran was not living up to all terms of the agreement. In an earlier tweet late Thursday, Zarif rejected US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's remarks over the Islamic Republic's missile support for Yemen, comparing them to US claims in 2003 that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  • Union Cabinet Clears Bill That Makes 'Triple Talaq' A Criminal Offence

    Union Cabinet Clears Bill That Makes 'Triple Talaq' A Criminal Offence

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    According to the Bill, a woman who has been divorced through triple talaq , can seek maintenance from her husband by approaching a magistrate. The bill will now be taken up in the Winter Session of Parliament . "This is the first step in the direction of codified Muslim law and hopefully there will be a discussion in Parliament to make it more comprehensive", said BMMA co-founder Zakia Soman.
  • Deadly Shabaab Attack on Somalia Police Academy

    Deadly Shabaab Attack on Somalia Police Academy

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    The bomber, with explosives strapped around his waist and torso, infiltrated Gen. Kahiye Police Academy and targeted officers rehearsing for Somalia's Police Day celebrations scheduled for December 20, Capt. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. The airstrike, conducted southwest of Mogadishu, was done in coordination with the Somali government and was against "an al-Shabaab vehicle-borne improvised explosive device", according to the ...
  • College student arrested; tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex

    College student arrested; tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex

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    A college student was arrested in an undercover sex sting after offering an undercover cop - who he thought was a 15-year-old boy - lube, Sprite and chicken Alfredo, police say. He reportedly also told him he wanted to be his husband one day. Maruna was chatting up an undercover Austintown, Ohio police officer. Albert arranged to meet the 15-year-old at noon Wednesday, and was instead met by police, the report said.
  • More than a kettle and bell

    More than a kettle and bell

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    If the Salvation Army doesn't reach its $80,000 fundraising goal by Christmas Eve, local officers may have trouble maintaining programs throughout the next year. Gifts filled up cars, vans and trucks that were lined up Wednesday at the Salvation Army church on Paul Street and bound for Angel Tree children. The Salvation Army is now 20 percent down in donations from 2016.