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Worldwide Russian president signs bill targeting foreign media
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The lower and upper houses of Russia's parliament approved the bill on November 15 and November 22, respectively. After acquiring this status, these media outlets will be subject to the restrictions and responsibilities, which are now envisaged for non-governmental organizations (NGO) labeled as foreign agents.

Worldwide United States reverses move to close Palestinian office in DC
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Despite last week's threats, the US State Department announced that it will allow the Palestinian Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open under certain limitations. That the Palestinians aren't going to be talking back, however, seems to be wholly irrelevant to the U.S. estimation of how communications are going.

Worldwide Iran declares armed Hezbollah will stay to counter enemy Israel
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With tensions exacerbating across the region, and the Saudi Arabian-Iran rivalry increasingly playing out in on the ground Syria and Yemen, there has been an upsurge in tit-for-tat rhetoric between the Sunni and Shiite powerhouses. Naturally, they should have the best weapons to protect Lebanon's security. Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed on Wednesday to help support a full-scale political process in Syria and announced an agreement to sponsor a conference in the Russian Black Sea ...

Worldwide Fear deepens on fate of missing Argentine submarine
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Argentine Navy officials embrace inside the Mar de Plata Naval Base after Argentina's Navy announced that a sound detected during the search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, in Mar de Plata, Argentina on November 23.

Worldwide Hadiya denies forced conversion, wants to go with her husband
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Two days ahead of appearing before the Supreme Court in the Kerala "love jihad" case, Hadiya, alias Akhila Ashokan, said on Friday that nobody forced her to convert to Islam. The homoeopathy graduate from Vaikom in Kottayam district said she wanted to be with her husband Shafin Jahan. The apex court had earlier refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea filed by the woman's father, who had urged that his daughter's hearing be conducted in-camera, while referring to the communally sensitive ...

Worldwide Uber, Yandex ride services can merge in Russian Federation, regulator FAS rules
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Uber's merger with ride-sharing company Yandex in Eastern Europe is one step closer to completion after getting the green light from Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). "In this case, there will be aggregators providing services through a new convenient way to order a taxi-in the mobile device application". "On a pro forma basis, Yandex will own 59.3% of the merged company, Uber will own 36.6%, and employees will own 4.1%", Yandex said.

Worldwide Cavaliers wins seventh straight
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JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Jeremy Lamb #3 of the Charlotte Hornets go for the rebound on November 24, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Wine and Gold now sit third in the Eastern Conference with a 12-7 record as they prepare to take on one of the most exciting teams in the league, the Philadelphia 76ers, in their next encounter.

Worldwide Quetta bomb blast leaves 4 dead, at least 16 injured
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The blast occurred on Saryab Road, which is considered as one of the most risky routes. The nature of the explosion has not been ascertained yet, the police said. Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province, the scene of a low-level insurgency by Baluch separatist groups. Last week, a senior police officer and three of his family members were shot down in Quetta .

Worldwide Security beefed up in Hyderabad ahead of Ivanka's visit
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Only inaugural ceremony will be there in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Ms Trump are going to participate. This year's event, though, falls just as the White House has directed Secretary Tillerson to slash his agency's budget. "They (Tillerson and his staff) won't send someone senior because they don't want to bolster Ivanka", an unnamed senior State Department official told CNN .

Worldwide TV channels go off air on PEMRA orders
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The protesters are retaliating by hurling stones and bricks at the law enforcers. "Dozens of people with minor injuries have been brought to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Science", said a spokesperson for the health facility Dr Altaf.

Worldwide Jawan on vacation found dead with bullet-ridden body in J&K's Shopian
Author: 0 Jawan on vacation found dead with bullet-ridden body in J&K's Shopian

Locals who found the body, informed the police - who then recovered it. He was working in the Territorial Army and was abducted by militants and later killed, the official said, adding that further details were awaited. In a shocking incident, a body of an Army jawan was on Saturday found in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. "My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family".

Worldwide Georgia fire: Deadly blaze hits Batumi resort hotel
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Batumi authorities have promptly evacuated all of the hotel guests because hundreds of people were unable to leave the building on their own due to the dense smoke and hazardously spreading flames, reports said. 13 fire-fighting brigades and over 100 fire-fighters have been mobilised in front of Leogrand Hotel where, as eyewitnesses said, fire broke out in spa centre.

Worldwide Murali Vijay marks comeback with 10th Test century for India
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While some of it could be attributed to tight bowling, the lack of intent on the part of opener Dimuth Karunaratne and No. 3 Lahiru Thirimanne was discernible. Murali Vijay returned at the top of the batting order after opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan opted out of the match for personal reasons. Ashwin (4/67) and Jadeja (3/56) came when Ishant and Umesh had set the tone for India in the first session.

Worldwide Moody's places South Africa on review for downgrade
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Fitch downgraded South Africa weeks after the firing of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister. S&P Global and Moody's were due to give their decisions on South Africa's investment status on Friday. "Granted, it's not as bad as a downgrade from both rating agencies might have been, but it is not much better either", Khan said. A selloff of rand bonds - which comprise about 90 per cent of South Africa's outstanding liabilities - would raise borrowing costs for the nation as it sells more debt ...

Worldwide Rwanda launches campaign against gender based violence
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This shows violence against women increased in Punjab this year, she said. "There is still a lot of work that needs to be done in addressing these issues affecting women in the country". The Manitoba government has also supported the initiative, with an appeal to all who are witness to violence, to speak out. White Ribbon officials told Pakistan Today that the United Nations campaign was also being followed by a Pledge for Action which the groups were urging men to take, in which they ...

Worldwide Trump Visits Florida Coast Guard Station on Thanksgiving
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Trump said the Marines were inflicting "defeat after defeat" on Islamic State , and again credited his change of approach compared to that of the Obama administration. "We have been winning", Hertling said on CNN . In addition, Trump announced in the month of August that additional 4,000 troops would be added in Afghanistan.

Worldwide Missing Child Alert issued for 15-year-old Neptune Beach boy
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He may be in the company of Kristina French, 53 years old, who is 5 feet 4 inches tall, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Logan's mother said Logan's father is a corrections officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office . Lendvay said investigators now believe he is in possession of his insulin packs. Campbell-Mott says she last heard from her son on Sunday night, but has heard nothing since.

Worldwide Donald Trump Preemptively Turns Down TIME's 2017 Person of the Year
Author: 0 Donald Trump Preemptively Turns Down TIME's 2017 Person of the Year

But Trump said he declined because "probably" wasn't good enough. Instead of accepting the title for the second year in a row, Trump said he chose to take a pass. Although it is unlikely that TIME would name Trump the Person of the Year in back to back years, it appears they wanted to include him as a possible candidate as long as he would agree to a photo shoot and an interview.

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