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Service to be held in NC for former US Sen. Kay Hagan

Photo: In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., gives her concession speech during an election night rally in Greensboro, N.C. Hagan. Family and friends will gather to remember former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who died of a rare virus at the age of 66. The service for Hagan will be held at 2 ...

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At least 13 dead in car bomb in Syrian border town

A car bomb killed at least 13 people in a Turkish-held border town in northeast Syria Saturday, as thousands of Kurds in the wider region protested against “Turkish occupation”. The bombing ripped through Tal Abyad, one of several once Kurdish-controlled towns seized by Turkey last month in a deadly cross-border offensive, reports AFP.Turkey’s defence ministry said 13 civilians were killed ...

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Airbnb bans ‘party houses’ after California shooting kills 5

Photo: Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Airbnb’s CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California. In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based ...

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Pakistani Islamists await deadline they set for PM to resign

Photo: Supporters of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party listen to their leaders during an anti-government march and gather in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Tens of thousands of Islamists at a protest camp in Pakistan’s capital are awaiting a deadline set by their leader calling for the prime minister to resign. Firebrand cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman led a caravan of supporters ...

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Trump takes break from impeachment for another kind of fight

Photo: President Donald Trump watches a replay of a lightweight mixed martial arts bout between Kevin Lee and Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New York. Politics can be a bruising business. But President Donald Trump took a break from battling the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to watch another bloodsport Saturday, drawing a mixed response at a ...

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Nawaz Sharif’s health improves after platelet count stabilizes

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s platelets increased from 35,000 to 51,000, showing improvement in his health condition, according to reports on Friday. However, Sharif’s blood pressure and sugar level was said to be still high, Dawn news reported.The medical board headed by Lahore’s Services Hospital Principal Mahmood Ayaz also examined Sharif and conducted his tests, reports The Statesman. The ...

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Pakistani Islamist party demands PM Imran Khan’s resign

Tens of thousands of supporters of an Islamist political party are staging a protest camp in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Saturday, demanding resignation of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, reports AP. Aauthorities and riot police are using shipping containers to block access to key government buildings.That’s home to parliament, the supreme court and the prime minister’s residence. The protesters want ...

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Attack on Mali military post kills 53 soldiers

Fifty-three soldiers were killed Friday in a “terrorist attack” on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, the government said. The assault is one of the deadliest strikes against Mali’s military in recent Islamist militant violence. A civilian was also killed at the outpost in Indelimane, in the Menaka region, close to the border with Niger, the ...

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Trump lashes out at Democrats after impeachment vote

President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats in the House for their vote this week formalizing the impeachment inquiry into his conduct, calling it “an attack on democracy itself.” Democrats are “disgracing themselves and bringing shame upon the House of Representatives,” Trump charged during a rally in Tupelo, Mississippi in support of the state’s Republican candidate for governor. “They’ve ...

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Senegalese awarded 2019 UN female police officer of year

Seynabou Diouf of the Senegal National Police has been selected as the 2019 United Nations Female Police Officer of the Year, said the UN secretary-general’s press office on Friday. Major Diouf currently leads a task force that helps to prevent and end sexual exploitation and abuse with the UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo, said the press ...

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