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Pound rises against euro in wake of Italy referendum result

Almost 60 percent of Italian voters rejected the government's proposal on constitutional reform. The diplomat, who is closely involved in European Union discussions on sanctions against Russian Federation over its interference in Ukraine, spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

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Justin Ross Harris Sentenced for Son's Hot Car Death

Jurors last month convicted 36-year-old Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his toddler, Cooper . Besides murder, Harris was convicted of cruelty to charges related to soliciting and sending sexual images to a minor.

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Police hail parents who found, disarmed son at Utah school

A mother greets her daughter and a friend following a lockdown at Mueller Park Junior High after a student fired a gun into the ceiling Thursday, Dec. A school district spokesman says a student who fired a shot into the ceiling of a Utah middle school Thursday morning is still inside the school being questioned by police.

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U.S. woman rape case: Delhi Police registers FIR

In the email, the woman alleged that the guide came to her hotel room - accompanied by four of his friends - on the pretext of discussing a tourist route. The accused had allegedly threatened her of dire consequences if she reported the matter to anyone. She later approached a lawyer friend of hers, who suggested that she approach an NGO on India affairs and take up the matter.

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All-party committee recommends proportional voting system in Canada

Members of the House of Commons special committe on electoral reform Luc Therault Bloc Quebecois, left to right, Scott Reid Conservative Party, Francis Scarpaleggia Liberal Party, Nathan Cullen NDP, and Elizabeth May Green Party hold a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Decemeber 1, 2016.

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Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

China strongly objects to the move, saying it would compromise its own capabilities. Chính also had a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida yesterday. "It's not an easy thing to do, it requires thorough, continued work". However, there are points of convergence between Russian Federation and Japan on how to reach a post-WWII peace treaty and the roadmap is already set out, he noted.

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Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die

The advance has prompted more civilians to flee, heading either further south into remaining rebel-held districts or crossing into areas under regime or Kurdish control. The army issued a statement overnight urging Syrians from northeastern Aleppo "to return to their homes after the Syrian Arab Army restored security and stability to those districts and state institutions began rehabilitation work".

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Rams give Fisher, Snead contract extensions

And the timeline NFL Media reported Sunday - the deal was agreed to in the preseason and signed during the regular season - reinforces skepticism here that Fisher is really safe beyond this season. The latest problem to plagued the Rams today, however, was a unique one: coach Jeff Fisher couldn't find his challenge flag to challenge a Brian Quick catch that was ruled incomplete.

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Iraqi troops take 2 neighborhoods in Mosul

However, after criticism from the Iraqi government, the U.N.in Iraq acknowledged in a statement Saturday that its figures on military casualties were "largely" unverified and that it would discontinue their publication "unless sound methodology of verification can be found to better substantiate the figures being reported".

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With wildfires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

Though no deaths were reported, dozens were hospitalized for smoke inhalation and hundreds of homes were damaged. Police also said that although much of the evidence was destroyed by the fires, they were using forensic samples to determine whether the fires were ignited intentionally.

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Putin Stresses Moscow's Need for Friends

He also expressed Moscow's hope to collaborate with Washington in fighting terrorism, as both countries bare a common responsibility to achieve world security. "We have common responsibility for ensuring worldwide security and stability and strengthening the non-proliferation regimes", he said. Putin said Russian Federation is open to a "friendly and equal dialogue" about global security.

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MAC Title Game The Next Hurdle For Unbeaten Western Michigan

Yet it begs a question: If the Broncos can go 13-0 with two wins against the Big Ten and not be given an access-bowl bid to the Cotton Bowl, will a team from the MAC ever reach a New Year's Six game? Fleck hasn't gotten too involved in the debate over where WMU should be in the rankings.

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Anti-Park protesters march in Seoul for 5th straight week

Yang Duk-Joon, 53, said he and other farmers had taken a bus from the southern provincial city of Muan to join the protest. One teenage girl railed tearfully against Park for failing to respond effectively to the Sewol ferry disaster in 2014, which left more than 300 people dead, majority teenagers.

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Investigators believe Ohio State attacker was inspired by ISIS and Al-Awlaki

A police officer quickly ended the attack by fatally shooting Artan, a Somali-born immigrant and a lawful USA permanent resident, officials said. President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to tie Monday's attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 to USA immigration policy.

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Artillery barrage kills many displaced in Aleppo

O'Brien said some 25,000 people, a lot of them women and children, have been displaced from their homes since Saturday and that it is likely thousands more will flee in the coming days. Syrian activists say at least 21 people have been killed in an artillery barrage on a housing area for those displaced in rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

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Halima Aden: First Muslim to compete in hijab, burkini in U.S. pageant

The victor of the pageant was Minneapolis resident Meredith Gould, who will go on to compete in the Miss USA pageant next year. The next Miss Minnesota USA will be crowned Sunday night and to compete at the national level. "That made it all worth it", Aden said. "'Be You' was what my aunt always told me", she added in a Facebook post . "Be who you are". Aden stated to CBS that, as she started to grow older, she realized that being different is not bad, but rather an ...

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Syrian Government Forces Are About to Deal a Crushing Blow to Rebels

Araj, whose group is part of the Kurdish-led and USA -backed Syria Democratic Forces, acknowledged there was "something of" an agreement to surrender areas of northeast Aleppo to the SDF's Kurdish-led forces in exchange for guarantees to protect the civilians that come under their care.

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Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 8

A freakish combination of adverse weather conditions that led to a freak illness called "thunderstorm asthma" earlier this month has left at least six people dead in Australia, authorities confirmed. It caused many people, including those who had no history of asthma or respiratory issues, to experience mild to severe breathing difficulties. It may sound like science fiction, but the phenomenon has been documented in multiple countries, and is believed to have caused thousands of asthma ...

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Islamic extremist mole found in German intel agency

The BfV did not confirm that he planned to bomb the agency headquarters in Cologne - an allegation widely reported in German media . The BfV is Germany's domestic security agency. Germany has remained on high alert for possible "Islamic State"-inspired operations since last year's Paris terror attacks, as well as a series of others to hit the continent, including in Nice and Brussels".

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Ohio State holds firm to 2nd in CFP rankings

In terms of teams contending for Playoff berths, the geometric mean gap between No. 3 Washington and No. 6 Wisconsin is roughly equivalent to the gap between Wisconsin and USC . Virginia Tech plays Auburn in the Orange Bowl. Mississippi State made the biggest overall jump this week after beating Mississippi in the Egg Bowl, rising 14 spots to No.

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Green Party eyes lawsuit seeking recount in Pennsylvania

Analysts say the results in all three states would have to be overturned for Clinton to be elected president, and said that prospect is highly unlikely . The state's recount policy is to count every ballot by hand. Donald Trump beat Clinton by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin, but Stein has alleged - without evidence - that the results may have been hacked in a cyberattack.

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Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad

In another development, Syrian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said Erdogan's statement on Assad confirms Damascus' assertion of Turkish aggression in Syria, Sputnik news agency reported. But this goal does not seem feasible. The BBC's Mark Lowen in Istanbul says that although the Turkish government now has broad support for its military offensive in Syria, that support could wane if its army sustains more losses.

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BJP sweeps Gujarat local bodies polls, PM hails victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said BJP's performance in parliamentary, assembly and local elections across India over the last few days illustrates that people want all-round progress and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance. Modi had on Monday hailed the party's performance in local bodies polls in Maharashtra. As per the results, the BJP won 23 seats in the Gujarat district panchayat, taluka panchayat and Nagarpalika bypolls.

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Almost 10000 civilians flee east Aleppo: monitor

On the other hand, the Guardian claimed that, "It appears that Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, is planning to take Aleppo before the inauguration of U.S. Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said government forces were now in effective control of a swathe of eastern Aleppo stretching north from the Al-Sakhour neighborhood, having seized a third of eastern Aleppo in recent days.

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With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

The fires began last Tuesday, forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes and damaging or destroying thousands of residences, businesses and vehicles. Israeli opposition leader Member of Knesset Isaac Herzog also thanked the Palestinians for their help, saying that "from this tragedy, there is a glimmer of hope that things can be different".

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Trump adviser warns him not to pick Romney for Secretary of State

She chairs the American Federation for Children, which promotes charter school education, and also served on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a group led by former Florida Gov. Conway, who has the ability to tell Trump privately, trash possibility of Romney as Sec of State publicly on @CNNSotu". They disputed reports that Trump was furious at her and suggested his decision to consider additional candidates instead highlighted her influence.

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UKIP names new leader to replace Trump ally Farage

The party's former welfare spokesperson and vice-chairman won 19.3 per cent of the vote - just shy of the 20 per cent required to have the £5,000 deposit returned - after coming a distant third to the eventual victor, deputy leader Paul Nuttall who won with 62.6 per cent.

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Acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker

At least eight people were stabbed, hit by a vehicle or otherwise injured in an attack Monday morning on the Ohio State University campus, and a suspect was shot, school and hospital officials said. He said the suspect then got out of the auto and began stabbing people with a butcher knife. There are conflicting reports on his age, between 18-20.

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra faces the wrath of Twitteratis

Shilpa Shetty is a national icon in India, but is also well-known in Britain for her appearance, and eventual win, on Celebrity Big Brother. Now, the Tweeples have started grilling Shetty over her wrong views. "Children will love it". She added: '.So recommending them to kids is out of the question! Shilpa Shetty had wooed us all with her moves! Obviously some misunderstanding.Don't want to get into it.This too shall pass (sic)'.

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Here's how Shilpa Shetty reacted after getting trolled on Twitter

Shetty, whose fame was amplified in the United Kingdom after she appeared on reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, was speaking to the Times of India and giving her reaction to the news that JK Rowling's Harry Potter series will be required reading for Indian schoolchildren.

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Duterte to go near battle scene despite wounding of 7 guards

The convoy that was attacked in Marawi city also included local troops as well as staff members of the presidential communications office, though no civilians were hurt, military officials said. It comes a day after police safely detonated another IED found in a trash can meters from Manila's USA embassy - officials blamed that attempted attack on the Maute group, a militant group active in Marawi that has pledged allegiance to ISIS.

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NASA sees Tropical Storm Otto heading toward landfall in Central America

Its rains "will likely result in life-threatening flash floods and mud slides", while "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions" will be experienced along the coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the U.S. It also has steep terrain, which makes the area prone to flooding and landslides from a slow-moving storm. Large waves and risky rip currents will also be possible along the coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, according to the hurricane center.

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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein files recount petition for Wisconsin State

President-elect Donald Trump won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by razor-thin margins and has a small lead in MI. Although Trump won narrowly in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the margins make it highly unlikely any recounts would end up giving Clinton a win in all three states, which would be needed for the overall election result to change.

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In Thanksgiving pause, Trump calls for national healing

Mattis, who served in the Marines for 43 years and led USA forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq, met with Trump over the weekend at the president-elect's golf course in New Jersey. Among those he has interviewed is 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who repeatedly denounced Trump during the 2016 campaign. The United States is one of five permanent veto-powers on the 15 member U.N.

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1 shot in Oregon amid nationwide anti-Trump protests

Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are marching in towns Saturday like Los Angeles , New York and Chicago . About 300 people protested Trumps election as the next American president outside the U.S. The demonstrations have been impromptu affairs, quickly organized, with weekend protests expected to swell in size. "I'm not expecting anything to change, I realize that Trump is our president-elect, I think that people are feeling a collective sense of grief and despair, it's a ...

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West voices growing concern at Myanmar's handling of crisis

In an urgently called meeting of foreign envoys in Dhaka, foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali sought worldwide support to resolve the longstanding challenge including the current crisis situation involving the Rohingyas, the minority Muslim community in Buddhist majority Rakhine.

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China currency dips to lowest level versus dollar in 8 years

Tuesday's correction is in line with market expectations that a sharp, sustained yuan depreciation against the dollar is unlikely, given that the country enjoys solid economic fundamentals, a current account surplus and abundant forex reserves.

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Bangladesh Complains to Myanmar About Rohingya Cross-Border Arrivals

As the crisis deepened, Bangladesh yesterday claimed it had summoned Myanmar's ambassador to express "deep concern". Jeddah, Nov. 23 (BNA): Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expresses grave concern at the deteriorating situation following the ongoing security operation in Rakhine state, Myanmar.

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Chinese yuan breaks 12-day losing streak

Options prices show there's a 46 percent chance for the yuan to drop to 7 per dollar by the end of this year, double the odds of just two months ago. Aside from Tuesday when the reference point was set higher than the day before, the PBOC has been weakening the yuan every day since November 4.

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Egypt leader voices support for Syrian president's military

Egypt has been facing a rising wave of terrorist operations and bomb attacks, mostly in North Sinai province, since the military removed former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule and his blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group.