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Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS

Southern Command, as his appointee for secretary of homeland security, according to several news reports. U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd is the new SOUTHCOM commander, succeeding Kelly, who retired. In congressional testimony a year ago, Kelly said the Southern Command was "just barely" able to keep on the "pilot light of USA military engagement" in the border region, and he warned that existing smuggling routes into the United States could be used by terrorist groups.

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Week Long Mourning Period Declared Following Death Of Jayalalithaa Jayaram

His condolence message did not go well with many, especially Jayalalitha supporters, who have accused him of showing no respect towards Jayalalitha's soul. Chennai: Greams Road in Thousand Lights area was in the news for over two months as Apollo Hospitals was the centre of action when former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa underwent treatment.

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Oil Stays Strong After OPEC Deal to Cut Production

The deal, created to drain record global oil inventories, overcame disagreements between the group's three largest producers - Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq - and ended a flirtation with free markets that started in 2014. With cuts only being implemented next year against end-2016 levels, analysts said there was still a possibility that oversupply, which has halved oil prices since 2014, remains in place next year.

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Trump Criticises China Over Currency, Increases China-US Tension

So far, China has avoided responding with open hostility. Lu said the Trump transition team was clear about China's position regarding the phone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and said Beijing has been in touch with the president-elect's team.

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Iran Issue Will Not Stop Once Obama Leaves Office in January

The US lawmakers have recently reauthorized the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), which was first introduced in 1996 to punish investments in Iran's energy industry based on accusations that Tehran was pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

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Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake near Fukushima disaster site

The U.S. Geological Survey measured Tuesday's quake at magnitude 6.9, down from an initial 7.3. Tidal waves of up to 3 meters and 1 meter for other parts of the coastline facing the Pacific has been warned by the weather agency. Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant also experienced full meltdowns at three reactors. This story is developing . However, the largest recorded wave was just 4.5 feet high, according to NHK , and no significant damage or deaths were reported .

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For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida traveled to St. Petersburg and Moscow for talks with Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday and Saturday in a last-ditch effort to win the Kremlin's support for making progress on the issue.

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Judge allows recount to continue in Wisconsin

The recount-campaign decision came two days before a state court hearing was scheduled in the case. A state spokesman announced the recount will begin Tuesday or Wednesday, barring a court order. Even so, the campaigns for Trump, Clinton and Stein all had observers spread throughout the state to watch the process. Stein has also requested recounts in two other states Trump narrowly won, MI and Wisconsin.

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Marquette holds Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony

The Four Corners Board of Realtors is gearing up for the 27th annual Parade of Lights on Main Street, Cortez. Last year, hundreds attended what parade organizer Terry McCabe called "the best parade ever", despite temperatures in the mid-30s.

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Protesters against Aussie refugee treatment delay Parliament

As the activists were removed from the chamber one-by-one, they continued their chants as they were forcibly taken through the halls of Parliament Houseby security. Canberra sends asylum-seekers trying to reach Australia by sea to isolated Pacific outposts on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, with the camps' conditions widely criticised by refugee advocates and medical professionals.

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Palace congratulates new Thai king

A monk looks at a portrait of Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok , Thailand, Dec. 2, 2016. I wish that under King Rama X the friendship between our countries will continue to deepen and that we will be able to further develop German-Thai cooperation.

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Kiefel appointment is refreshing, but greater diversity is an ongoing task

She finished her high school certificate part-time, then took a job as a legal clerk while completing a law degree at night. After her appointment by the Howard government, Justice Kiefel said that she was a "lonely tree" in a forest of men during her early years at the Queensland bar but women were now "part of the landscape".

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Thousands Flee Aleppo As Syrian Regime Forces Seize Key Districts

We are now living with three other families here. Images published by the Civil Defense showed bodies strewn on a debris-filled road in an attack they It blamed on government forces. The ministry said in a statement on Monday that more than 100 rebels have laid down their weapons and exited the Syrian city's eastern suburbs. "They called it a death trip".

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Trump tweets about Carrier move

At the same time, the inaugural committee will not accept money from registered lobbyists, in line with his ban on hiring lobbyists for his nascent administration. "Here's what's going to happen", Trump said, according to Bloomberg. While the recounts are unlikely to change the election result, they could complicate Mr Trump's calls for national unity as he tries to move past what may have been the nastiest presidential contest in the modern era.

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Brothers plead guilty in monkey theft

Both recovered monkeys have been returned to the wildlife park. Police found the unnamed four-week-old infant in the men's auto and a 10-month-old female, Sophia, at another address. Keepers also anxious its twin would perish because their mother was too stressed to feed. "These are animals that require specialised diets", Mr Radnidge said.

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South Korea ignores protests as it signs intelligence deal with Japan

The officials who are signing the agreement are not equal in rank: "a minister for South Korea , but just an ambassador for Japan ". South Korea's cabinet has signed a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan. According to Japanese media quoting South Korean military experts, Tokyo will provide satellite imagery and intelligence about North Korea's transporter erector launcher (TEL).

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U.S. Federal officials to close down Standing Rock protest camp

Dalrymple cites public safety concerns and health risks due to camping in winter conditions. Dakota Access has been the center of protests that have resulted in hundreds of arrests, injuries, damaged property and more than $10 million in law enforcement-related costs for North Dakota.

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Brendan Dassey's released has been blocked by a United States federal court

Friday. Dassey's supervised release was not immediate and is contingent upon him meeting multiple conditions. In 2005, Dassey, then 16, confessed to authorities that he assisted his uncle, Steven Avery, in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach , whose charred remains were found on Avery family property in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.

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Pre-cursor to rate cut, SBI aggressively slashes bulk deposit rates

Though it is hard to predict how the interest rates will be by the end of the current financial year, "from first of next month, some amount of rates will start falling", she said. The NPA levels of banks however would see a temporary spike as the business done by them would fall due to demonetisation, she said. Frankly speaking, demonetisation has nothing to do with recapitalisation.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strikes as Borussia Dortmund down Bayern Munich

Missing players: Neven Subotic , Erik Durm , Sven Bender . Dortmund's injury list is a little lighter than Bayern's as they should have a full compliment of players available. Carlo Ancelotti's side will be without the winger Arjen Robben , who was ruled out with a muscle injury sustained on global duty, the defender Javi Martínez and the winger Kingsley Coman.

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Chile vows to strengthen trade with China

During his week-long trip, President Xi held talks with his Ecuadorian counterpart Rafael Correa and Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet, and they made a decision to lift China's relationship with Ecuador and Chile respectively to a comprehensive strategic partnership .

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Autumn Statement: Scottish Government to get additional £800m

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. Gross domestic product was expected to grow by only 1.4 percent next year - sharply down from the prior estimate of 2.2 percent given in March. Following speculation earlier this year, Hammond has confirmed today's Autumn Statement will be his first and last , and next year's Budget will be the last to take place in March.

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Tropical Storm Otto forms in Caribbean, could become hurricane

Otto was centered about 225 miles (360 kilometers) east of Limon, Costa Rica . Some computer models, including the UKMET and The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, do not predict strengthening beyond a strong tropical storm or perhaps a weak hurricane.

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Turkey sacks 15000 more public workers in post-coup crackdown

The decree also announced the closing of more than 550 institutions, 18 charities, and nine media outlets. A senior Turkish politician attending the Halifax International Security Forum says Donald Trump's election could spell trouble for relations with Canada if a USA -based Muslim dissident his country wants extradited seeks refuge north of the border.

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Syria conflict: Children's hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that Russian airstrikes had resumed in Idlib, a province where Jabhat Fatah al-Sham operates among civilians and other rebel groups. Assad told Portugal's RTP TV that Trump could be a "natural ally" to his government, but said he was dubious Trump could influence all the decision-makers to change the U.S.

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Donald Trump Meets with President Obama in Oval Office

The behind-closed-doors meeting, which lasted around 90 minutes, was held to discuss the handover of power. Trump unexpectedly beat the Democratic candidate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the USA elections on November 8 to become the 45th president of the United States.

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Yet to get confirmation from Pakistan on Sartaj Aziz's India visit: MEA

Zakaria said the statement of a minister of a country that "repeatedly and constantly heightens tension with an aggressive posture" should be a matter of concern not just for countries in the region but also a threat to global peace and security.

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Trump Tower to Enforce Heavy Security Until Inauguration

Apart from the additional police and anti-terrorist units deployed 24 hours a day around Trump Tower, De Blasio highlighted the loss of revenue suffered by area businesses due to traffic jams and anti-Trump demonstrations. De Blasio also urged residents not to bring cars into Midtown "unless you absolutely have to". See alsoWho voted for Trump like LI? Already, however, the White House contains at least one reminder of Fifth Avenue.

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Jeremy Maclin still out, but Justin Houston may return for Chiefs

Offensively KC is putting up 22.8 points and 347 yards per game. Kansas City has won 12 consecutive games at home in Arrowhead Stadium, but they must be careful not to look past the Buccaneers , knowing a showdown with the Denver Broncos is on the schedule in Week 12.

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Paris Hilton explains why she voted for Donald Trump

She said of her relationship with Trump: 'I've known him my entire life and he's always been incredibly supportive of me'. When asked if she voted for Trump , she laughed nervously before confirming the news. Now that Trump is set to take over the Oval Office in January, Paris is prouder than ever that his complimentary remarks are forever printed on the back of her tome.