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Duterte, Philippine President, Boasts He Killed Someone as a Teenager

With that curtailment, it seems even less likely that Trump will call on Duterte to suspend operations and seek justice for victims. "The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!" "Tremendous amounts of work was done on trade". He said a charitable reading of the meeting would be that Duterte was alluding to human rights issues when he said the drug war was important as an issue of "human development".

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New weather satellite will help with natural disasters, local forecasts

JPSS-1 was set to launch into a polar orbit around Earth at 4:47 a.m. EST to join the current weather satellites and provide meteorologists with a variety of observations from space. Once it's operational, it will be renamed NOAA-20. The JPSS-1 spacecraft was built by Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colo. The mission is a joint effort between NOAA and NASA.

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7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Iran and Iraq, Tremors Felt in Israel

The temblor hit about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and struck 14.4 miles below the surface, a somewhat shallow depth that can cause broader damage. "The rescue operations in Kermanshah province have ended", said the head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services Pir-Hossein Kolivand. "There is no electricity".

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EU Member Nations Sign Defense Pact

The EU stresses that PESCO is complimentary to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, in which 22 of the EU's 28 countries are members. According to a statement released by Mogherini's foreign affairs council, the pact on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) foresees the possibility of a number of European Union member states working more closely together in the area of security and defense.

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NZ PM Criticises Australia Over Manus Crisis As Situation Escalates

Approximately 420 asylum seekers are refusing to leave the Papua New Guinea detention centre over fears for their safety from locals. Kurdish journalist and Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani said police and immigration authorities had destroyed shelters built to provide shade and cover from the tropical sun and rain in a post on Twitter.

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Roy Moore to Sue The Washington Post

She alleges that he told her at the time: "You're just a child and I am the district attorney ... and if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you". Moore tried to raise money from the controversy, writing in a fundraising pitch sent about midafternoon that the "vicious and sleazy attacks against me are growing more vicious by the minute".

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Trump arrives in Philippines for ASEAN summit

They were anxious that the United States intervention in the southern Philippines could worsen the situation, which is still recovering from battle against Islamist militants. Trump is in Vietnam for a state visit and to attend meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group. "The neo-liberal pillars of ASEAN such as deregulation, privatization and deregulation are historically proven to throw Filipino poor to inescapable cycle of poverty and misery, and at present with US ...

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Sixteen killed after boat capsizes in Vijayawada

More than 16 people were killed when the boat in which they were travelling capsized at Pavithra Sanghamam near Vijayawada. Swimmers and local fishermen rescued 15 passengers as the boat capsized. Sixty members of the NDRF and 60 members of fire department with 12 boats participated in the rescue operation. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed his grief over the incident, and asked the District Collector and police authorities to take the necessary action.

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Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

Trump signed an executive order in September slapping new travel and economic sanctions on North Korea, as the administration seeks to pressure Kim Jong Un in a showdown over the North Korean leader's nuclear program. The President of the U.S. then responds to this by saying he'll do all he can to prevent all out war, followed by calling his adversary "short and fat".

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Israel rattled as 7.2-magnitude natural disaster strikes northeast Iraq

An natural disaster with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 jolted northern Iraq Sunday. Local media reported that eight villages in Iran had been damaged by the quake and rescue teams had been sent to those areas. The quake hit at 9:18pm local time at a depth of 33 kilometres, 200km north east of Baghdad. The temblor was centred 32km southwest of Halabja, Iraq, near the northeastern border with Iran, the US Geological Survey said.

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Arctic blast sets record lows in NY area

Temperatures fell all the way down to 18° Saturday morning, setting a new Veterans Day record low. "These systems are pretty rare, but when you've got a large air mass coming down directly from the North Pole, we end up with classic mid-January weather", Simpson said.

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TPP deal advances without US

Indeed, the official said Japan and Australia tried to railroad Canada into committing to an agreement in principle Friday by arguing the other TPP members would be disappointed if they didn't deliver, the official said. "The primary reason is that Canada is in a hard situation trying to balance the interests of the TPP, which has Mexico as a party, but also keep alive the North American Free Trade Agreement", Professor Rothwell said.

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Three-Carrier Strike Force Exercise to Commence in Western Pacific

The Pentagon said on Wednesday the drill involving three aircraft carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific would be carried out for the first time in a decade, confirming a Reuters report. The Navy noted that for more than 70 years, the U.S. Pacific Fleet has been a persistent and stabilizing presence conducting operations throughout the region.

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Republican Leaders: Alabamian Should Withdraw if Allegations Are True

Moore has vehemently denied allegations reported by The Washington Post from four separate women, including one who accused Moore of engaging in sexual activity with her when she was just 14 years old in the late 1970s. Debbie Wesson Gibson says she was 17 when Moore spoke to her high school civics class and asked her out on the first of several dates that did not progress beyond kissing.

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Oklahoma Daughter Sentenced After Admitting to Marrying Her Mom

A district judge ordered that two of those years must be served under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The mother reportedly told authorities that she and Misty "hit it off". One woman who said she knew Misty in high school was baffled by the unconventional relationship that shook up Duncan, notes KFOR. It is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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Norman Park students salute local veterans

Reservations are to be made with Rose Ann, 570-748-7504. The 2017 theme is "Unity, A Nation United". Finally kids from the boy and girl scouts honored each veteran in the audience with a thank you card and a rose. Groups from the school system participating included music ensembles from Veterans Elementary and the Howard High School JROTC. The program will begin at 8:30 am with eighth grade student Corbin Homan as master of ceremonies.

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Moscow drafts 'reciprocal measures' over U.S. demands on Russia Today

He said the Duma may consider a draft on Wednesday. State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said Friday the lower house of parliament will amend the law on foreign agents to include foreign media. "Blatant pressure on the Russian mass media confirms that the United States pursues the course of deliberately hurting our relations". A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment to The Post on Thursday.

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Mueller Probing 2016 Flynn Meeting With Pro-Russia Rep. Rohrabacher

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the plot, which Flynn reportedly discussed with the Turkish delegation during a meeting in mid-December at the 21 Club in New York City. The fact that Flynn never registered as a foreign agent of Turkey - much like Manafort didn't register for doing work for Ukraine before he worked for Trump - gives fuel to a federal grand jury to indict him for that very omission.

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TSA reportedly fails secret test of security measures

When investigators did the same thing two years earlier, TSA equipment and personnel failed 95 percent of the time, prompting major changes in the agency, training academy for screening officers and updated procedures so that security could be more thorough.

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A driverless bus got into a crash on its first day

The driverless shuttle bus was traveling on half-mile loops around the Nevada tourist retreat when a delivery truck came from an alley and snapped its front bumper, city spokesman Jace Radke was quoted by Independent as saying. The minor crash caused a delay but the bus returned shortly after to pick up more passengers waiting in line. The oval-shaped shuttle that can transport up to 12 people has an attendant and computer monitor, but no steering wheel and no brake pedals.

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Danica Roem elected Virginia's first openly transgender state official

He previously referred to himself as Virginia's "chief homophobe" , and he drafted the state's punitive proposed " bathroom bill ", which would have forced people to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate.

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Drone Shows Islamic State Fighters Flee Al-Qaim City

Syrian state television declared "Albu Kamal is liberated". - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised on Sunday the Iraqi flag at a border crossing with Syria days after Iraqi forces retook it from the Islamic State group, state TV announced.

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USA stands alone as Syria plans to join Paris climate accord

Nor that Canada won't meet its 2020 or 2030 United Nations greenhouse gas reduction targets unless it buys billions of dollars worth of useless carbon offsets on fraud-ridden global carbon markets. In June the U.S. said it would withdraw, but the rules of the agreement state that this can not be done until 2020. The only other previous holdout, Nicaragua, announced in September that it would join the pact.

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Priti Patel sought cash for Golan Heights hospital treating Syrian jihadists

A Downing Street spokesperson said: "It is not true that the Prime Minister knew about the International Development Secretary's meeting with PM Netanyahu before Friday 3rd November". Patel then met an Israeli foreign office minister in NY on September 18. "I am sorry for this and I apologize for it". The statement added that the Foreign Office was aware of the visit while it was underway, but was not informed about it in advance.

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Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguan Immigrants to End in January 2019

When Hurricane Mitch struck Nicaragua and Honduras in 1998, both countries were granted TPS. "They have roots in this country". In data shared with ThinkProgress , the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency puts those numbers closer to 86,163 recipients for Honduras and 5,349 recipients for Nicaragua as of the end of calendar year 2016.