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'I Congratulate You': Vladimir Putin Personally Gives Steven Seagal a Russian Passport

'I Congratulate You': Vladimir Putin Personally Gives Steven Seagal a Russian Passport

Putin holds the passport before handing it to Seagal. The special decree awarded to Seagal read, "Naturalise in Russia Seagal Steven Frederic, born April 10, 1952 in the United States of America". "Thank you very much", Steven Seagal said to the president in Russian. I love the USA. "We will talk later about the world, but for now I am just honored to be here, and I am so happy to see you again". Read More

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Merkel's center-left rivals face pressure to name challenger

A poll published on Sunday put her Christian Democrats on around 33 per cent, down some 10 percentage points from the middle of a year ago. Her mantra "we can manage it" has backfired amid growing backlash to immigration and the rising popularity of Alternative for Germany, a right-wing party determined to pull Germany out of the European Union and restrict immigration. Read More

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Labour MP seeks debate on listing Britain First as terrorist organisation

Labour MP seeks debate on listing Britain First as terrorist organisation

A white supremacist who shot and stabbed a pro-European U.K. lawmaker while shouting "Britain first" was convicted of murder by a jury on Wednesday. Mair showed no emotion as the verdicts and sentence were read out. The sister of Jo Cox has praised the "many acts of bravery" on the day of her murder as she vowed to continue the Labour MP's legacy. That those in politics, the media or in our own communities who seek to divide us will face an unassailable wall of British tolerance and the ... Read More

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More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar

Bangladesh on Thursday sought support from the worldwide community to resolve the longstanding Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, including the current situation, a minister has said. Many people in mainly Buddhist Myanmar regard the country's 1.1 million Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. "We ourselves see (the refugees) fleeing across the border, coming inside Bangladesh, in the forests, on the main roads, in the villages, in the makeshift camps". Read More

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Third person dies from Melbourne's thunderstorm asthma

Third person dies from Melbourne's thunderstorm asthma

At least two people are believed to have died after a ideal storm triggered hundreds of thunderstorm asthma attacks and plunged Melbourne's hospitals into their busiest ever night. University Hospital Geelong: 108 people arrived at the Emergency Department between 6pm and midnight., normally 200 people in a day. Keep a rescue inhaler handy if you have any history of asthma , hay fever or respiratory disease, and stay indoors during thunderstorms in high-pollen seasons. Read More

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Trump cancels meeting with New York Times

The source added: "Trump didn't say (NBC reporter) Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a frightful network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate - which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room". Read More

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Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN

Haley and while the focus is on her, you can't ignore the fact that there will be some changes across the state and we ask that everyone listening to have some patience for that process". The governor endorsed Sen. Haley was critical of Trump during the primary campaign and had backed Senator Marco Rubio in the Republican primary. She said she was heartened by his tone and inclusiveness after winning the election. Read More

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Another natural disaster hits Japan near Fukushima but no tsunami warning

Another natural disaster hits Japan near Fukushima but no tsunami warning

The Japan Meteorological Agency said Tuesday that the magnitude 7.4 natural disaster that struck the northeastern part of the country and triggered moderate tsunamis was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake. The highest tsunami wave was recorded at 1.4 metre (4.6 feet). It claimed the lives of 18,500 people and caused Japan's worst atomic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read More

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A scare, then relief after powerful Japan quake and tsunami

A strong quake hit Tuesday morning off the east coast of Japan near Fukushima, the site of the 2011 earthquake-spawned tsunami that killed nearly 19,000 people, Japanese and USA agencies said . A 7.4-magnitude natural disaster struck in the Pacific Ocean off southern Japan. Image copyright EPA Image caption The 2011 natural disaster was so powerful that it led to a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, but there has been no sign of damage after the Tuesday quake. Read More

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Oshoala stars as Falcons hammer Mali 6-0

Oshoala stars as Falcons hammer Mali 6-0

The Super Falcons will next face rivals Black Queens of Ghana on Wednesday, November 23 in their second Group B game. Five minutes before recess, Oshoala read brilliantly a through pass and beat the goalie before slotting into an empty net for her first and Nigeria's second. Read More

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Group seeks vote tally delay over same-day rule

Yes, N.C. lawmakers can declare a victor, a power given to them both by the N.C. constitution, which says the General Assembly can settle "contested" state races, but also the law cited by the New York Times and Slate that says losers in Council of State races can appeal the results to the legislature. Read More

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Russia accuses Ukraine of abducting two soldiers in Crimea

Ukraine's SBU told Interfax Ukraine that the men had been detained after crossing the border at Chonhar, and had served in the Ukrainian army before deserting to Russian Federation. Terming the detention as "illegal", the Russian defence ministry said in a statement that "psychological and physical pressure" could be applied on them for forceful confessions. Read More

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