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San José: Costa Rica on Tuesday ordered the evacuation of residents along its Caribbean coast to avoid fatalities from the approaching Tropical Storm Otto , which is forecast to grow into a hurricane. It would be the first hurricane to make landfall here since at least 1851, the IMN reported. Although Thanksgiving is not an official holiday in Costa Rica , there are many expats living there that still celebrate, Otto could make it very interesting.
  • Instagram Account Challenges Ivanka Trump's Silence About Her Father

    Instagram Account Challenges Ivanka Trump's Silence About Her Father

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    As of Tuesday morning, the account had over 7,500 followers on Instagram . The daughter of US President-elect Donald Trump posted this adorable snap on Instagram and Twitter yesterday. Another statement reads, " Dear Ivanka , I've been raped and I need to have an abortion". Ivanka later took to Twitter to say the exact same thing.
  • Pakistan can wait if India does not want talks: Basit

    Pakistan can wait if India does not want talks: Basit

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    Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will represent Pakistan at the summit. Afghanistan is the permanent chair for the Heart of Asia Process, while the conference host country holds the co-chair position. The newspapers in its editorial said that India and Pakistan had already fought three major wars and one limited war in Kargil in 1999, there was an urgent need that both the countries continue to engage them in a peace process and hold regular Comprehensive Dialogue ...
  • Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader

    Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader

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    Noting that his guest had just met with Abbas, Netanyahu charged that the PA leader "continues to refuse to accept a Jewish state in any boundaries, and this remains the core of the conflict - this persistent Palestinian refusal to accept a Jewish state in any configuration".
  • Tunisia investment conference aims to kickstart economy

    Tunisia investment conference aims to kickstart economy

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    Almost six years after dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled, Tunis hopes the meeting will help it tackle challenges including high unemployment, low growth and a tourism sector battered by jihadist attacks. That followed a catastrophic 2015 in which attacks claimed by the Islamic State group killed 59 foreign visitors and 13 Tunisians. The attacks dealt a devastating blow to the tourism industry, which in 2010 employed 400,000 people and represented 10 percent of Gross Domestic ...
  • Zimbabweans resist newly introduced bond notes

    Zimbabweans resist newly introduced bond notes

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    Dr Mangudya added: "POSB has thus abused and breached the confidentiality and secrecy it was enjoined to maintain in respect of information and material provided to it by the Reserve Bank in the performance of its functions. Zimbabweans, still smarting from the demise of the local currency in 2009, view the bond notes as an attempt to re-introduce the Zimdollar through the back door.
  • SEMIS SHOWDOWN:Nigeria's Falcons ready to claw South Africa in AWCON tie

    SEMIS SHOWDOWN:Nigeria's Falcons ready to claw South Africa in AWCON tie

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    After a draw against Zimbabwe followed by defeat against tournament hosts Cameroon in the group stages‚ Banyana finally found their stride with a 5-0 thrashing of Egypt in Limbe on Friday. "It is not going to be an easy game and I am confident we can walk away with victory". "We have to first prepare ourselves mentally because we know that it's war whenever we meet them", Banyana Banyana midfielder, Noko Matlou said.
  • Dunne, Schwartzel share Leopard Creek lead

    Dunne, Schwartzel share Leopard Creek lead

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    MALELANE, South Africa Five birdies on the back nine from home favourite Charl Schwartzel catapulted the South African into a share of the lead after the first round of the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday. "A couple of the shots just didn't finish as I planned", he said. "I made a good par putt on seven, and those putts are sometimes more important than the birdie putts".
  • Kodak Black Extradicted To South Carolina For Sexual Battery

    Kodak Black Extradicted To South Carolina For Sexual Battery

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    The hip-hop artist has been released on bond following a lengthy bid behind bars in a sexual assault case. Today, a photo of the Pompano Beach native cheesin' as he was leaving jail popped up on his Instagram . "Octave pushed her onto the bed and then the floor, where he sexually assaulted and bit her, according to the allegations", the report noted. "[The victim] was even screaming for help".
  • 1 of 2 inmates who escaped from California jail recaptured

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    The home was in the Blossom Hill area of San Jose. A SWAT team shot tear gas canisters into the home at least twice earlier in the day. Police then took multiple people into custody for questioning. What they used to cut through the bars, and how they got it, remains under investigation. Investigators didn't find any cutting instruments in the cell or surrounding area where the inmates took off.
  • REPORT FROM KREMLIN: Russia ready to solve regional problems

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    But "we will not permit harm to our interests", he added. Russia's leaders "have tried to break the solidarity of Western countries, sow insecurity and exploit windows when readiness to react to their provocative steps is lower", Mikser, 43, said Tuesday in an interview in Tallinn, the capital.
  • Bolivia suspends license of LAMIA airline involved in Colombia crash

    Bolivia suspends license of LAMIA airline involved in Colombia crash

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    The Bolivian Civil Aviation Authority announced Thursday it was indefinitely suspending all flights operated by LaMia, and also suspending some aviation officials for the duration of the investigation. But it was too late. The recordings, obtained by several Colombian media outlets, seemed to confirm the accounts of a surviving flight attendant and a pilot flying nearby who overheard the frantic pleas from the doomed airliner.
  • OPEC to discuss 4-4.5% cut, excluding Libya, Nigeria

    OPEC to discuss 4-4.5% cut, excluding Libya, Nigeria

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    Oil prices fell slightly on Wednesday amid investor doubts that OPEC will agree to a production cut large enough to make a significant dent in the global glut of crude as USA drilling rises. In September, the OPEC club of the world's major oil producers reached a preliminary agreement in Algeria to set the oil output ceiling at 32.5-33 million barrels a day for the cartel.
  • Trump source says Elaine Chao is Transportation pick

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    She previously served as secretary of labor from 2001 to 2009 , becoming first Asian-American woman in USA history to be granted a Cabinet position. Chao, who was labor secretary under the second President Bush's administration, was the first Asian-American woman to serve in a cabinet-level job.
  • United Nations says almost a million civilians living under siege

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    A man carries a woman from the rubble of a building following reported airstrikes on Aleppo's rebel-held district of al-Hamra on November 20, 2016. - Russian Federation has offered to provide samples linked to alleged chemical weapon use in the Syrian city of Aleppo to the global chemical weapons watchdog, the organization said Tuesday.
  • Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Moves Closer To Broadway Run

    Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Moves Closer To Broadway Run

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    The Cursed Child story tells the sequel to the seven-part Harry Potter series, staged in two parts (a total of five hours and 15 minutes) over two consecutive nights. Billed as the eighth Harry Potter story and set 19 years after the events of Deathly Hallows , Cursed Child finds the Boy Who Lived in middle age.
  • Roof must deal with judge after firing lawyers

    Roof must deal with judge after firing lawyers

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    Seven were qualified on Monday. A dozen more candidates were expected to be called in Tuesday for one-on-one questioning by the judge. In a filing unsealed Monday, government prosecutor Richardson did not contest Roof's decision to represent himself.
  • Vote Extending Iran Sanctions Nearly Unanimous

    Vote Extending Iran Sanctions Nearly Unanimous

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    The Senate extended ISA, which otherwise would expire at year's end, by a vote of 99 to 0. The White House argued against extending the law by stressing the president already has "substantial authorities" to sanction the Iranian regime for bad behavior - such as a recent spate of ballistic missile tests that us officials believe run counter to the spirit, if not the letter, of the Iranian nuclear deal.
  • South Korea welcomes Security Council's new sanctions

    South Korea welcomes Security Council's new sanctions

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    The draft sanctions resolution places an annual cap of 7.5 million tons, or about $400 million, on the North's coal exports. The 15-nation council condemned in the nuclear test and said that it was "in violation and flagrant disregard of the Security Council's resolutions".
  • Key quotes of AP's interview with Iraq's prime minister

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    Last week the Popular Mobilisation forces cut off the supply route to Mosul from Islamic State-held territory in Syria . Iraqis flee, from their neighborhood in the eastern district of Mosul to a safe area, on November 29, 2016, during an ongoing operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
  • Local Greens criticise Caroline Lucas over Richmond Park byelection

    Local Greens criticise Caroline Lucas over Richmond Park byelection

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    She added that although Caroline Lucas, the co-leader of the Green Party, endorsed Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney, this is not official party policy, nor is it the stance of the Richmond and Twickenham Greens. Zac Goldsmith claims he is the best post-Brexit option for Richmond Park and North Kingston in his campaign as an independent candidate for the upcoming by-election.
  • France's Hollande and his premier weigh presidential bids

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    The Socialist primaries battle has exposed divisions in the party, with some urging Hollande not to stand while others have been more circumspect. However, in an interview published on Sunday in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper, Valls did not rule out running against Hollande in the Socialist party primaries in January.
  • Nottinghamshire Police urge men to stand up against domestic abuse

    Nottinghamshire Police urge men to stand up against domestic abuse

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    It is a symbolic gesture to spend a day walking in the shoes of women affected by domestic violence. Tackling and reducing domestic abuse continues to be a key priority. Within Cornwall and Isles of Scilly domestic abuse is a key priority for police and partner agencies, with over 8,000 of incidents and crimes being reported a year ago.
  • Israel attacks Syrian weapons cache for Hezbollah-Arab media

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    However, Damascus Now, a popular FB page dedicated to local Syrian news, said the strike targeted army positions. Citing an unnamed military source, SANA did not specify what the missiles struck . In response to the barrage, the fired-upon Israeli soldiers returned fire on the ISIS-affiliated group Shuhada al-Yarmouk, who were quickly killed when Israeli warplanes waged a deadly aerial assault on their vehicle.
  • UN close to sanctions deal to slash North Korea export earnings: diplomats

    UN close to sanctions deal to slash North Korea export earnings: diplomats

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    North Korea now earns over $1 billion a year from coal exports, its single highest source of income, according to diplomats and data from Global Trade Atlas. The draft resolution would ban Pyongyang's export of the figures, which are especially popular with African dictators, and generate tens of millions of dollars a year.
  • New Ukip job in the pipeline for Suzanne Evans

    New Ukip job in the pipeline for Suzanne Evans

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    He was speaking before announced of the party's new leader, Paul Nuttall , who added: " Donald Trump has promised to "Make America Great Again"..." Paul Nuttall has been elected by Ukip members to replace Nigel Farage as leader, ending a turbulent period for the party after the referendum to leave the European Union.
  • Turkish president threatens to reopen borders to migrants

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    Over a million people arrived on European shores previous year, as EU leaders bickered over how to respond to the crisis. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Thursday that the European Parliament's vote to freeze Turkey's membership does not carry any importance as the ties between the EU and Turkey are already "forced relations", Daily Sabah reported.
  • 'The Breakfast Club' Actor Charged with Felony Assault

    'The Breakfast Club' Actor Charged with Felony Assault

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    Anthony Michael Hall is being charged with felony battery and serious bodily injury following a brawl that he was involved in two months ago, TMZ reports . From The Breakfast Club to the convict club, Anthony Michael Hall is in some hot water with the law once again. Do you think Hall deserves to do hard time? Back in 2011, the website says, his neighbors claimed he would scream obscenities and challenge people to fights.