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Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement. The change overrides a ban imposed during the Obama administration and applies to the remains of African elephants killed between January 2016 and December 2018. A spokeswoman said an explanation will be published in the Federal Register on Friday. "The conservation and long-term health of big game crosses worldwide boundaries", Zinke said in a statement announcing the group's creation. Read More

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Obama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection of climate change

Obama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection of climate change

But some of the world's biggest coal users, such as China, India , the United States, Germany and Russian Federation, have not joined. "Air pollution from coal has awful consequences for health", she adds. The Global Alliance to Power Past Coal was unveiled at the COP23 United Nations climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. "As a result, phasing out traditional coal power is one of the most important steps governments can take to tackle climate change". Read More

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Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week

Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week

France, which voted in favor of renewing the mandate for the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), also expressed alarm. In late October, the JIM issued yet another reoport, a seventh in a row, to blame the April 4, 2017 sarin attack in Khan Sheikhun on the Syrian authorities and the September 16, 2016 attack involving the use of mustard gas in Maarat Umm Khawsh on militants of the terrorist group Islamic State (outlawed in Russia). Read More

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College faculty reject offer, strike continues

College faculty reject offer, strike continues

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the government would table back-to-work legislation in Ontario's legislature today, in hope of returning students to class on Monday. "It is sneaky stuff", said the OPSEU bargaining team member while walking the Fanshawe picket line Tuesday morning. If faculty members accept the contract offer, students could be back in class as early as Tuesday. Read More

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Donald Trump Halts White House Address To Drink Water & It's Awkward AF

Donald Trump Halts White House Address To Drink Water & It's Awkward AF

President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment. At an event in Texas, Trump mimed Rubio's attempts to drink water mid-speech, while spilling some contents of a water bottle onstage. Trump held up and opened a bottle of water, saying, "It's Rubio". Trump then began to mock him. "Similar, but needs work on his form.Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera", he tweeted . Read More

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Washington Post didn't pay Roy Moore accusers

Washington Post didn't pay Roy Moore accusers

As accounts continue to pile up about Moore's past, the controversial Republican nominee has continued to deny any untoward behavior, attacked the media and threatened to take legal action of some kind. "Judge Moore has shown he has the strength to stand for principle, regardless of personal cost", HIce said in a statement before Moore's victory in the Republican runoff against incumbent Sen. Read More

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Saudi king hosts Lebanese patriarch in historic visit overshadowed by Hariri resignation

Saudi king hosts Lebanese patriarch in historic visit overshadowed by Hariri resignation

Current unrest in the region started on November 4, when the prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, announced his resignation by reading a statement on live television. Security Council nations about the matter. On Sunday, he again said the main problem for the region was "Iran interfering in Arab states". Shortly after Aoun's statement, Hariri also took to Twitter in an apparent bid to quell rumours of his detention. Read More

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Iran-Iraq quake: Tehran declares national day of mourning

Iran-Iraq quake: Tehran declares national day of mourning

Hundreds of critically injured people were dispatched to hospitals in Teheran. Rouhani said on Tuesday that any shortcomings in government constructed buildings in the quake zone will be punished. State television aired footage of weeping villagers carrying away bodies wrapped in bloodied blankets and bed sheets and scrabbling with their bare hands through rubble in search of friends and relatives. Read More

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Israel Free to Act in Syria to Defend Own Security - Defense Minister

Israel Free to Act in Syria to Defend Own Security - Defense Minister

And I saw these heartbreaking images of men and women and children buried under the rubble. Speaking to a special session of the Knesset on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Iran knows Israel will "not accept" its permanent presence in Syria, adding "I have clarified to our friends in Washington and our friends in Moscow that we will operate in Syria, including southern Syria, in accordance with our understanding and in accordance with our security needs". Read More

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Russian Federation posts video game screenshot as 'irrefutable evidence' of U.S. helping ISIS

Russian Federation posts video game screenshot as 'irrefutable evidence' of U.S. helping ISIS

At least one of the photographs exactly matched a frame from a promotional video for a "AC-130 Gunship Simulator" computer game posted online in March 2015. Asked about Russian allegations of the USA helping Islamic State around Albu Kamal, Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the US -led coalition fighting Islamic State, said: "The Russian ministry of defence statements are about as accurate as their air campaign and I think that is a reason for them to start, you know, coming out with their ... Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation stats show hate crimes up in Minn

Federal Bureau of Investigation stats show hate crimes up in Minn

According to the Huffington Post digital portal, these data show that for the first time in a decade the country experienced consecutive annual increases in the number of crimes of that nature. Crimes motivated by anti-Asian bias remained even. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the task force he appointed on crime reduction is exploring ways to revise training for police and prosecutors, and to improve data collection on hate crimes. Read More

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Jumping partygoers cause floor to collapse at Denton student apartments, authorities say

Jumping partygoers cause floor to collapse at Denton student apartments, authorities say

Officials were forced to cut off water and power to the unit in which the collapse took place, the first- and second-floor apartments beneath it and nine other units in the building. Carroll and her three roommates, all North Texas sophomores, were not home at the time. It could've been life or death for Carley Carroll, who lives in that second floor apartment below the party. Read More

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Two Holiday Shoppers Stabbed At Mall of America

Two Holiday Shoppers Stabbed At Mall of America

At least three people were wounded in the attack, which is being described by police as "an interrupted theft". Jolene Situma said she was in the Macy's store when the incident occurred in the men's section. Twitter reports said one suspect was arrested . "Kind of drew attention to himself". One woman tweeted: "Just lived through the scariest experience of my life". Read More

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Penn State 35, Rutgers 6 What we learned

Penn State 35, Rutgers 6 What we learned

Best blocks: Penn State left tackle Will Fries and left guard Steven Gonzalez opened big holes on Barkley's touchdown runs of 1 and 4 yards in the fourth quarter. They did score on the next two possessions. Barkley added a red-zone leap, landing at the Rutgers 1-yard line, and scored two plays later. The Blue Devils played without coach Donyell Marshall and assistant Anthony Anderson, both of whom were suspended for the first two games in what school officials called a "personal matter". Read More

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Saudi-led blockade could 'starve and kill' millions in Yemen

Saudi-led blockade could 'starve and kill' millions in Yemen

The Huthi rebel media outlet Al-Masirah also reported the two air strikes. Calling for the immediate opening of all air and seaports to ensure the entry of food, fuel and medicines into the country, the humanitarian community ask the Saudi-led Coalition to facilitate unhindered access of aid workers to people in need, in compliance with global law, by ensuring the resumption of all humanitarian flights. Read More

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Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

That makes sense, but when world leaders such as former businessman Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un are throwing school yard insults at each other, it's hard not to stick your nose in. But in its retort yesterday, North Korea said Mr Trump's warnings "can never frighten us or put a stop to our advance", but rather "pushes us to speed up the efforts to accomplish the great cause of completing the state nuclear force". Read More

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S Korea to join three United States aircraft carriers in drills

S Korea to join three United States aircraft carriers in drills

The US Navy said yesterday that the three vessels - the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt - will conduct "coordinated operations in worldwide waters" in the western Pacific between Saturday and Tuesday. The drill is an effort to show North Korea the country's military strength and capability to respond as the nuclear threat continues to loom in Pyongyang, reported the news outlet. Read More

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At least 3 injured in deliberate auto ramming in Toulouse, France

At least 3 injured in deliberate auto ramming in Toulouse, France

The prosecutor says the driver was known to police for about 10 minor crimes and not listed on a French register of people suspected of being radicalized by extremists. Two men aged 22 and 23, and a 23-year woman who was in a more serious condition, were hit on a pedestrian crossing outside IGS College just before 4pm local time (3pm United Kingdom time), the reports said. Read More

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Footage reveals horrific conditions on Manus

Footage reveals horrific conditions on Manus

Despite running out of food, medication and drinking water the refugees believe it's safer to remain in the compound than risk being attacked by locals at new facilities near the main township of Lorengau. "The Manus center was established for the sole reason of processing asylum claims". Minister Thomas also clarified the issue of which government is responsible for ongoing care and support for those that remain in PNG and durable solutions for the refugees and return non-refugees. Read More

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