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Protesters stage candlelit vigil urging Ivanka Trump to stand up to father

The daughter of the United States president-elect was subject to a light roasting after wishing a "happy birthday" to her eight-month-old, Theodore, who was, by...


No India-Pak bilateral meeting on sidelines of HoA conference

Over 40 foreign ministers and dignitaries of the participating countries, including Russia, China, the United Arab Emirates and Iran, supporting countries like ...


Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader

Palestinian leaders from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and overseas gathered at the Presidential Palace in Ramallah Tuesday for a four-day meeting that will end Dec...


UK: Voters in London take to polls for 'Brexit by-election'

Alistair Carmichael, the Lib Dem spokesman for home affairs, said the party was "not at all confident of anything other than we are three or four hours away fro...


Zim introduces bond notes at last

Dr Mangudya added: "POSB has thus abused and breached the confidentiality and secrecy it was enjoined to maintain in respect of information and material provide...


British prime minister to pledge investment into R&D

The British rate of tax on company profits now stands at 20 per cent and is due to fall to 17 per cent by 2020. She wrote: "Britain will be the global go-to p...


The Inventor of the Big Mac Has Died

McDonald's estimates that 550 million Big Mac sandwiches are sold in each year in the United States and are sold in over 100 countries. Michael "Jim" Dell...


Schwartzel, Dunne tied atop Dunhill Championship

Defending champion Schwartzel, aiming for a fifth Dunhill title, is tied with Irishman Paul Dunne at six under-par at the Leopard Creek Country Club, with six...


Dolly Parton and Jennifer Nettles Visit 'The Voice,' Blake Shelton's Team Shrinks

Again, the story is based on Parton's own life in a large and poor family in rural 1950s Tennessee. Parton , who at 70 has had a busy year with a new alb...


Bob Bradley wins first match since becoming Swansea City manager

Jack Cork scored an own goal in the 82nd minute and Christian Benteke thought he had found the victor in the 84th minute as he made it 4-3. However, Fernando...


Thai parliament starts process for new king's accession

The prince is due to succeed his father, the revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last month at the age of 88. NLA president Pornpetch Witchitcholchai, w...


UK could pay EU for single market access after Brexit

European Union leaders say that's impossible unless Britain allows the free movement of workers from other European Union countries - something the government s...


US Senate passes 10-year extension of Iran Sanctions Act

The Obama administration had not pushed for the extension of the Iran Sanctions Act that was set to expire New Year's Eve but also had not raised serious obje...


Refugee protesters with superglue suspend Australian Parliament

The changes were officially flagged to the House of Representatives while protesters - the same group who shut down question time yesterday - returned to Parlia...


Peace Talks on Ukraine End Inconclusively

Troops will continue to be withdrawn from the front lines in eastern Ukraine , and a significant number of prisoners should be exchanged by year-end, Steinmeie...


Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Told to Leave by Dec. 5

Citing concerns about "harsh winter conditions" and the North Dakota Disaster Act of 1985, Dalrymple said on Monday that all persons at the camp are " ordered...


China touts its own trade pact as US-backed TPP withers

While details of their 90-minute meeting have not been released, Abe would have used the time to try to persuade Trump to go back on his campaign threat to pull...


Looking forward to 2016 African Women Cup final on Saturday

Goals win games, and unfortunately we did not score. Wounded South Africa pressed and pushed for an equaliser forcing Nigeria to defend stoutly. "We came ...


Oil prices fall on doubts over OPEC production cut decision

An OPEC source told Reuters this evening that OPEC has agreed its first oil output cuts since 2008 in line with an accord reached in Algiers in September. Sti...


Russia, Turkey keep lines open on Syria amid competing goals

We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Why? "We have been participating in these ...


Man Charged With Plotting Terror Attack to Appear in Court

According to court documents, Mr. Sullivan began watching videos of IS beheadings and other atrocities on his laptop in September 2014. Sullivan also told inv...


Demonetisation: Supreme Court to hear petitions challenging move on December 2

The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that its demonetisation move was a bold attempt to unearth the black money that has been stocked up over the pas...


California higher ed chiefs urge Trump to keep policy protecting undocumented students

The presidents of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University and Goshen College are among more than 250 college and university presidents from across the ...


330000 poultry to be killed in Japan after bird flu confirmed

This is the first time that South Korea has reported an outbreak of the H5N6 strain of bird flu. The culling of birds began the same day at the Aomori farm ...


Navjot Kaur Sidhu, Pargat join Congress

The announcement came amid speculation that Navjot Singh Sidhu will also join the party in the coming days. When queried on the issue, Ms Sidhu said, "we are ...


United Kingdom government denies handwritten note on Brexit is policy

The Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel has responded to a so-called "secret memo" outlining the government's Brexit strategy, warning the United Kingdom...


Pakistan appoints new army chief

He ranked the second lowest in terms of seniority of the names submitted by the outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. He belongs to the...


Terror to be top agenda at 'Heart of Asia' conclave

Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz would go to India through Wagah border to attend Heart of Asia conference on December 4 and will return ...


UN Security Council set to impose new North Korea sanctions

China is believed to be the only country that buys coal from North Korea and with the new sanctions its imports could be cut by nearly 60%. The United States ...


Maharashtra Municipal Council, Nagar Panchayat Election Results

There is no precedent of a CM having campaigned so aggressively in the local self-government polls, but Fadnavis set out to change this notion by addressing 40 ...


Obama, European leaders begin meeting

Speaking in Berlin , Obama also praised as an "outstanding" worldwide partner his host Angela Merkel, seen by many as a new standard bearer of liberal democrac...


House lawmakers sign on to Jewish rep's letter seeking Bannon dismissal

A total of 168 Democratic lawmakers, including Indian-American Ami Bera, have asked President-elect Donald Trump to rescind the appointment of Steve Bannon as h...


Germany's Angela Merkel Says She'll Run For Fourth Term In 2017

Across the media reaction to Dr Merkel's announcement, there was widespread agreement that, after 11 years in power, the German leader may be past her untouchab...


Magical movies hypnotize the box office

J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them led the box office in its debut this weekend, as Warner Bros. launched the revival of the "Harry Potter" ...


Zuckerberg says he'll take steps to solve Facebook fake news

But a recent study by BuzzFeed showed that in the days and weeks leading up to the election, the top fake-news stories on Facebook outperformed legitimate n...