• Former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos convicted of graft

    Former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos convicted of graft

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    Marcos, a member of the Philippines House of Representatives, will be given 30 days to explain her absence, according to Lenina Alisuag, from office of the clerk of courts of the Sandiganbayan Court Fifth Division, which has jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases involving graft and corrupt practices.
  • Holy Hanging Chads! Gillum Is Back In The Race Near Recount

    Holy Hanging Chads! Gillum Is Back In The Race Near Recount

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    An automatic recount also appeared certain in a high-profile state Senate race in Hillsborough County. - Election Day has come and gone, but some people are still holding their breath, as the Senate race is within the margin that can trigger a recount.
  • Hundreds in Portland show their support for Mueller investigation

    Hundreds in Portland show their support for Mueller investigation

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    Meanwhile, President Donald Trump's legal team has begun working with the president to craft responses to questions from Mueller's team as part of their investigation, sources close to Trump told ABC. Whitaker was not hired as Sessions' chief of staff by virtue of any pre-existing relationship with Sessions, but instead because White House officials believed Whitaker's loyalties would lie at the White House and not with the beleaguered attorney general, sources said.
  • Firefighters Struggle to Slow 2 Big Ventura County Wildfires

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    It was burning in the same area impacted by the 2013 Springs Fire where there was "sparse fuel", fire officials said Friday. Another blaze in northern California has destroyed one town and is threatening another, officials say. A strike team of five fire engines and a battalion chief was sent at about 4 p.m., said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jack Crabtree. Cal Fire Capt.
  • California wildfire leaves town in ruins as nearly quadruples in size

    California wildfire leaves town in ruins as nearly quadruples in size

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    Witnesses reported seeing homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement home up in flames. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. The Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on November 8, 2018. Thick gray smoke and ash filled the sky above Paradise and could be seen from miles away.
  • Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 6 people injured

    Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 6 people injured

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    Flight Alerts, a Twitter account monitoring aircraft, reported the plane overshot the runway and crashed into a fence. The flight, which was heading to Pearson Airport, experienced some technical difficulties and had to return to CJIA. Among those on board were 35 Guyanese, 82 Canadians, one American citizen, a Trinidadian and one Pakistani. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is leading an investigation and the U.S.
  • Democrats make gains in state legislatures, governorships

    Democrats make gains in state legislatures, governorships

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    At a victory celebration in Washington on Tuesday, Pelosi said a Democratic House "will work for solutions that bring us together because we have all had enough of division". Those potentially include Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY atop the Judiciary Committee and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, incoming chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
  • Tanzania reveals why it detained CPJ staff

    Tanzania reveals why it detained CPJ staff

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    The country's Immigration Department said it had arrested them because they violated their stated goal of visit to Tanzania. "It is now abundantly clear to anyone who followed the latest developments that Tanzanian journalists work in a climate of fear of intimidation, " he said.
  • Pakistani delegation in China to finalise modalities for economic cooperation

    Pakistani delegation in China to finalise modalities for economic cooperation

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    The delegation will hold talks with Chinese officials to finalise a possible economic package , in a follow-up to Prime Minister Imran Khan's five-day visit to China last week. While expressing his desire for lasting peace in end of violence, Khan apprised envoy that Pakistan would continue to support resolution of United Nations for immediate restoration of peace in Yemen.
  • China's state news agency debuts 'AI anchor'

    China's state news agency debuts 'AI anchor'

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    The AI anchor is said to " reduce news production costs and improve news efficiency". According to the South China Morning Post , Xinhua has created two anchors (one for English and the other for Chinese broadcast) in collaboration with a local search engine company Sogou.
  • Norway frigate collides with oil tanker in fjord

    Norway frigate collides with oil tanker in fjord

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    There were no reports of damage or leaks from the oil tanker, identified as Sola TS . One Norwegian news outlet reports that according to tracking data, the frigate's geolocation system was turned off at the time of the collision, noting, however, that the armed forces of Norway have neither confirmed nor denied that.
  • Marine Combat Veteran Kills 12 in California Bar Shooting

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    Deputies found Long "was somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally" and called in a mental health specialist, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said . He said the motive of the shooting and the identity of the shooter were not known. The incident in California came two weeks after a gunman killed 11 people and injured seven at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, while Shabbat morning services were being held.
  • First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

    First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

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    Omar also became the first Muslim congresswoman, along with Rashida Tlaib . Omar said President Trump's " politics of fear " motivated her to get in the race. Her expected takeover of the top post of the House's Africa panel will probably not result, however, in major shifts in United States policy. In Boston, city council woman Ayanna Pressley made history by becoming the first black woman the state of MA has ever sent to Congress.