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London mayor Sadiq Khan demands £2.5m VW 'dieselgate' compensation

SADIQ KHAN confirmed some Tube and bus fares in the capital will be frozen until 2020. The Mayor only controls fares on TfL services so Travelcards remain set to rise with inflation. "From January 2017 all @TfL fares will be frozen for the next four years". "Sadiq Khan's manifesto specifically said that Londoners won't pay a penny more for their travel in 2020 than they do today".

In unprecedented act, China bars 2 HK lawmakers from office

Although Beijing has previously made interpretations of Hong Kong's Basic Law, they are rare, and this is the first time that it has pre-empted a decision by a Hong Kong court, which is yet to rule on the judicial review into whether or not Baggio and Yau should be disqualified.

Mike Flynn Says He Helped Shape Trump's Views on NATO

The registered Democrat "began sitting in on us intelligence briefings for Trump in August while working for foreign clients", according to Yahoo News . " Islam is a political ideology definitely hides behind this notion of it being a religion", Flynn said in a speech at the annual conference of ACT for America, the largest anti-Muslim grassroots organization in the US.

Japan's PM Abe feels confident about working with Trump after meeting

And he has also vowed to block the vast Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal, which has been championed by Abe and US President Barack Obama. On Nov. 17, the Japanese prime minister arrived at Trump Tower in New York City to establish a relationship with the president-elect, CNN reports .

3 jawans killed, 4 injured in encounter with suspected ULFA terrorists

According to reports, the suspected militants triggered several IED explosions and attacked army men with rocket launchers and mortars. The militants had blown up one of the vehicles of the convoy by triggering an IED blast and then opened indiscriminate fire from automated weapons before making good their escape, Tinsukia Superintendent of Police, Mugdhajyoti Mahanta, said.

Diplomat: NKorea does not care who is U.S. president

The nickname is particularly popular among younger Chinese generations who tend to look down on Kim, according to AP. Observers in South Korea said the rare meeting would help North Korea explore the US North Korea policy direction under the incoming Trump administration, including possibly Pyongyang's chance for negotiations with Washington over its nuclear program.

State's jobless rate falls to 3.3 percent

The labor force participation rate for White workers ticked down from 62.9 percent in September to 62.8 percent in October. The state added more jobs 2,200 than previously reported last month, bringing the monthly public- and private-sector job gains to 4,900.

Japan PM in NY for 1st meeting by foreign leader with Trump

Trump's decision not to ratify the TPP has effectively killed the twelve-nation trade deal, which was seen as the centerpiece of the USA "pivot" to Asia and would have been the biggest free-trade pact in history. "It is manifestly in the United States' interests for these alliances to endure and to be a source of confidence to our partners and for them to understand that they don't need to come from under the U.S.

Kerry announces Yemen ceasefire over objections of government

Kerry and does not consider itself committed to them", said Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel Malek al-Mekhlafi. "I believe the current USA administration is incapable of providing any guarantees to any party and what Kerry has said is no more than a media bubble at our people's expense", Mekhlafi told Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television.

Clinton email probe raises political doubts — FBI's big test

A law enforcement source told Reuters the conclusion closes for now the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the former secretary of state's email practices. Clinton's campaign said the candidate would not be discussing the news Monday as she campaigns in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and MI. Clinton closed her campaign alongside the last two Democrats to occupy the Oval Office, Obama and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, as well as first lady Michelle Obama.

North Carolina governor sees fortunes change this election

State Board of Elections data show all voting precincts have reported , but there are thousands of provisional ballots outstanding. We also have grave concerns over potential irregularities in Durham County , including the sudden emergence of over 90,000 ballots at the end of the night.

US First Lady Michelle Obama Covers December Edition Of Vogue

As she counts down her final days in the White House , Obama sits down with the magazine to reflect on her eight years as one of America's most-loved First Ladies. Obama's social accomplishments throughout the years are only rivaled by her adventurous style. Indeed, one of the first images of her in Vogue had her styled in a manner that recalled Jackie Kennedy - curled alongside her husband and her children, a strand of pearls around her neck.

US Embassy in Afghanistan closes after attacks

Four people were killed and over 110 injured when a suicide bomber rammed a truck into the German consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif. It is still unknown how many Afghan civilians and security personnel were killed or injured as a result of the attack, but according to the Foreign Office, all German staff at the consulate are safe.

At Least 4 Aleppo Civilians Killed After Militants' Shelling of Residential Area

A military source told SANA the army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces and allies, advanced in the western countryside of Aleppo, regaining stability and security to al-Assad Suburb completely along with the Carton Factory and the offices area.

Clinton wins early vote in tiny New Hampshire town

When more people vote, it will matter whether dissatisfaction with the candidates causes their bases to erode at the ballot box. "Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the president of the United States ".

Canada's Immigration Website Has Been Down For Hours

The country's official Twitter account appeared to reference the United States election results in a tweet posted just as it became clear that Mr Trump looked set to move into the White House. Celebrities including Bryan Cranston , Amy Schumer, Cher and Barbra Streisand have all declared their plans to flee under a Trump presidency. But there's little evidence that many Americans followed through with their threat.

President Obama congratulated President-elect Trump after speech

Obama had warned voters that if Trump were to win, "all that progress goes down the drain". "This is a country that shares our values, this is a country that shares a lot of geo-political interest and I think, his (Trump's) work is going to be continuing the tradition of Bush Administration which made a lot of progress in that regard", Alexander Gray, a senior military advisor and author of several of the ambitious defence policies of Trump, said.

Turkey's pro-Kurd HDP party boycotts parliament after arrests

If confirmed, the Islamist State claim of responsibility would be its first for an attack in Turkey , although the jihadist group has been blamed over the a year ago for a series of strikes against Kurdish activists, tourists and on Istanbul airport.

Jaitley dispels rumours of 'GPS chip' in Rs 2000 note

Jaitley said that the country has wasted many economic opportunities in past and now is the best time to identify economic expansion opportunities and grow with the flow by opening economy and undertaking adequate reforms. Addressing the media in the aftermath of the demonetisation of the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes , Jaitley said described the news of nano chips in Rs 2000 notes at bogus.

Veterans Day events teed up for Friday holiday

American Legion Post 43 is headquartered at 20 Ridgedale Florham Park. Local military organizations and other groups will march in the parade. Post 9926 of Mason, will hold a ceremony on Friday. The ceremony will be conducted at the Lounsbury House/Veterans Memorial Garden, beginning at 11a.m.

Hotlines to Call about Voter Suppression at the Polls

In a poll last month, half of likely voters said they were anxious about violence on Election Day. Concern instead has focused on other types of potential disruption. You can confirm your voter registration online . "We want everybody to exercise their right to vote". "We want to ensure that all voters are able to participate this election cycle".

Iraqi Experts Probe Mass Grave Site Found Near IS-Held Mosul

Abdul Rahman al-Waggaa, a member of the Nineveh provincial council, said IS had used the town's agricultural college as "a killing field" for hundreds of people in the days before the Iraqi government advance. Artillery pounded the town before the Kurdish peshmerga and U.S. Special Forces entered the town in armored vehicles, Humvees and on foot. At the same time , the campaign to free the Iraqi city of Mosul shows slow but steady progress, he said.

Charlie Adam unhappy with Scott Brown's inclusion in Scotland squad

The lad can go and do that again and I'm sure Gordon will have them prepared for the test at hand. Adam had previously revealed he hadn't spoken to Strachan since his last call-up, and told BBC Radio Five Live: "He will probably say I've not played enough games but I disagree".

Bieber, Beyonce lead nominees at MTV's EMA awards

Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Adele are among the acts expected to scoop the top awards but how well will they fare on the big night? Drake was named best hip hop act. REUTERS Dancer Timor Steffens attends the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands , November 6, 2016 . Host and singer Bebe Rexha then took to the stage with Dutch electronica superstar Martin Garrix, to perform their track In The Name of Love before the prizegiving commenced.

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief: No charges against Clinton after new email review

The FBI yesterday (November 6th) announced that it has not changed its conclusion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges over the use of a private email server. He was cheered and jeered in different quarters for his decision to label Clinton and her aides "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information while she served as secretary of state.

UPI/CVoter poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 3.3 points

Trump plans to return Monday to both Pennsylvania and MI. Virginia is considered a battleground state, but in recent election cycles has voted Democrat and was expected until recently to go for Clinton . Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters Sunday that Trump planned to keep up the breakneck campaign pace through Election Day. While the Trump campaign has largely been focusing on events hosted by either the first-time candidate or his vice-presidential nominee, ...

Tim Kaine campaigns in Fort Myers

Two vice presidential nominees will make campaign stops at George Mason University in the days leading up to the November 8 election. "You may not be able to take a red county and make it blue, but if you can narrow the margin down a vote is a vote", Kaine said.

Russian Ceasefire in Aleppo Ends, Locals Brace for Possible Strikes

However, human rights activists in the city reported the death of over 80 civilians, including at least 22 children, under heavy bombardment by the rebel groups. This humanitarian pause was established on October 20 to secure the release of civilians via six specially-created escape routes, but, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, only 12 Syrians have managed to flee east Aleppo over this period, as the terrorists holding the area have continually shelled those corridors when they ...

Boy accused of lighting bushfire in Sydney's west

Several homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out on Mavis Street in Revesby about 11am on Saturday, a police spokeswoman says. At least one house has reportedly been lost in the fire in Sydney's west. The RFS issued an emergency warning for the area about 3pm as the fire spiraled out of control and spread to nearby suburbs including Llandilo and Londonderry.

Opposition Deputies Arrested in Turkey

Eight people including two police officers are dead, and over 100 are wounded after a auto bombing in Turkey . Access was "throttled" to social media, including Twitter , WhatsApp, Youtube and Facebook . "There is nothing I can not answer for", the arrested Demirtas said in a statement to the prosecutor, which was shared by HDP lawmaker Besime Konca.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager on 'Break in Protocol' by Federal Bureau of Investigation

He is being investigated in connection with online communications with a teenage girl. Dunn said that Abedin has not yet been contacted by the FBI, but that she "complied fully and voluntarily" with prior investigations into the server and would continue to do so.

New MacBook Pro: What Benchmark Testing Reveals

However, although the first Optane-based drives are due to ship to customers by the end of this year, they likely won't arrive in any new products until next year. Apple did provide two adapters for connecting iPhone 7 with the latest MacBook, both being sold separately. The new MacBook Pro is able to reach "all-day battery life".

UN mission in South Sudan criticized over July attacks

China now has more than 2,000 peacekeepers on serving on United Nations missions in nine regions, including South Sudan, the Darfur region of Sudan, Mali and Liberia. "If countries like South Sudan descend into chaos, in the end, it affects us in Europe". Political rivalry between Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and his former deputy Machar, a Nuer, led to civil war in 2013 that has often followed ethnic lines.

Troops kill bomber outside camp of refugees from Boko Haram

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) revealed that in July 2016, it documented the abuse and exploitation of 43 women and girls living in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) across the northeastern city of Maiduguri in Nigeria's restive Borno State.

Broncos coordinator Phillips stretched off field

Yes, the Broncos running game finally started to come back around after disappointing games against both San Diego and Atlanta, rushing for 190 team yards in a win over Houston. He lifted his index finger in a "number 1" sign as he was driven off. Phillips won't likely return. Last year, Phillips was hit during a Steelers game, according to 9NEWS Broncos' Insider Mike Klis.

Iraqi forces recapture 11 villages around Mosul

The Iran-funded PMU has launched an assault on ISIS west of Mosul on Saturday but reiterated that they would not enter the Sunni majority city. Tal Afar was a Shia-majority town of mostly ethnic Turkmens before the Sunni extremists of IS overran it in 2014, and its recapture is a main goal of Shia militia forces.

Australia plans to ban asylum seekers from ever visiting

The law would prevent migrants who arrive illegally by boat from entering Australia again, even if they return as tourists or businesspeople. "It will send the strongest possible signal to those who are seeking to persuade persons now on Nauru and in Manus that the Australian government will change its policy and allow them to settle here".

India expels Pakistani embassy staffer over espionage charge

They said the official had been recruiting Indian nationals for the past two and a half years to spy for ISI. Delhi Police earlier said the employee had been found with documents relating to the deployment of Indian troops on the Kashmir border.

Duterte to oust United States troops in the Philippines

The Philippine leader is on a three-day visit to Japan . "With Japan as the Philippines' top trading partner, I shall seek the sustainment and further enhancement of our important economic ties", Duterte, 71, said in prepared remarks at Manila airport.

Truck plunges off San Diego bridge, killing 4 in crowd below

When emergency responders arrived on scene, they found the pickup truck on its side, on top of four individuals. Around 3:30 p.m., the gray GM pickup truck had been traveling northbound on Interstate 5, and was turning towards the Coronado Bridge when the driver lost control.

Led coalition strikes target IS near Mosul

Others were left behind to take care of their land and cattle. He says coalition forces should pursue IS fighters to Raqqa from where terrorist attacks against targets in the Middle East and Europe are planned. "It's a mix of sources, and obviously some of them we can't even come close to identifying, or even the locations, for protection reasons, particularly for those in areas that are still held by ISIL, and in other cases there's a major battle (going on)".

Elizabeth Warren Eviscerates Donald Trump: 'Nasty Women Vote!'

Clinton's campaign, with the aid of surrogates such as Warren and first lady Michelle Obama, has aimed to mobilize women by not only highlighting plans for women's issues but also slamming Trump for his remarks about women in the past. Warren's appearance is part of the Clinton campaign's effort to flood swing states with high-profile endorsers as the campaign comes to a close. The phrase was immediately embraced as a battle cry for Clinton supporters, and the Clinton campaign itself.

Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says that the insurgency against Syrian President Bashar Assad is facade for a a larger geopolitical game created to make "changes to the map" and weaken the region's Shiite Muslim power structure. As rebels and pro-government forces battled in the contested city's southern countryside, a pro-opposition media outlet circulated footage of a powerful and hard-line Islamist rebel coalition announcing that the campaign to break the government's siege of the city's ...

Hockey: India eye semis spot in Asian Champions Trophy

Pakistani players and officials have been told to keep their emotions in check when they clash with India . He congratulated Team India and said "After Kabbadi its Hockey ". He, along with the likes of Akashdeep, Nikkin and Lalit Upadhyay will not only have roles of scoring field goals but also earning penalty corners for the side.

Dundalk denied at home to Zenit St Petersburg

Dundalk have injury concerns heading into Thursday's Europa League game against Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg in Dublin. Despite the defeat, Dundalk still sit second in Group D ahead of the reverse tie in Russian Federation. Dundalk took the lead midway through the second half with Robbie Benson on target as the fairytale season continued. Goals from Dane Massey, David McMillan and Daryl Horgan helped Dundalk to a comfortable 3-0 win in Longford while Cork slipped to a 3-1 loss ...

Duterte arrives to charm the Chinese

A ranking Japanese foreign ministry official, meanwhile, said Japan is not that concerned about President Duterte's sentiment on the U.S. but it is still looking at it with interest. "A comment can not destroy a bilateral relations", he added. Speaking at a press forum, Suarez said he welcomed the idea of a joint exploration with China.

North Korea opens zoo, exhibits smoking chimp

The renovations for the Central Zoo started in 2014 in an effort for leader Kim Jong Un's attempt to modernize the capital city. The trainer maintained however, that the chimp does not inhale the smoke. The spectacle, which would shock animal rights campaigners, made visitors roar with laughter on Wednesday as the chimpanzee sat puffing away. When with her trainer, Azalea can also dance, touch her nose on command and bow.

Super typhoon slams into northeastern Philippines

Manila: One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines destroyed houses, tore roofs off schools and ripped giant trees out of the ground on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths. Storm surges of up to five meters were expected in coastal areas, authorities warned the local communities, although it was anticipated that the typhoon would mostly affect not densely-populated areas in its direct path.

Amnesty: Nauru won't investigate crimes against refugees

Dozens of people gave disturbing accounts of "the disintegration of their own or others' mental health" to the researcher who was allowed rare access to the detention center and noted that mental illness was "shockingly commonplace". "(And) to a certain extent, by the government of Nauru. Under Australia's tough immigration policy, refugees and asylum seekers who are caught trying to enter the country by boat, are sent to detention centers in Nauru or Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

A decade of crop loss from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Communities near the Lumber, Cape Fear, Neuse and Tar rivers are not yet out of harm's way. The Department of Environmental Quality issued a news release saying that Duke Energy notified it Friday of the erosion and a "possible coal ash release" at the plant near Goldsboro in Wayne County.