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The strikes came after the pro-regime militants initiated an attack against the headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). No U.S. -led coalition forces were injured in the attack, but one SDF member was wounded. USA officials declined to provide details on the military assets that were used to beat back the assault, which nations they were from, or the number of advisers in the area.
  • Can a peacock fly? Not on United Airlines

    Can a peacock fly? Not on United Airlines

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    A spokesperson for the airline said: " This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size". United Airlines added in a statement on emotional support animals that the airline was "dedicated to providing convenient and comfortable service to all of our customers".
  • 'Purpose prevails': Quebec celebrates as Bombardier dodges sky-high USA tariffs

    'Purpose prevails': Quebec celebrates as Bombardier dodges sky-high USA tariffs

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    The trade panel's ruling is "a victory for innovation, competition, and the rule of law", Bombardier, which spent more than $6 billion to develop the C Series, said in a statement . "We are full-speed ahead", Bombardier tells FlightGlobal. Boeing had complained of an unleveled playing field since Bombardier is subsidized by the Canadian government.
  • Hackers stole $400 million worth of crypto coins from Coincheck

    Hackers stole $400 million worth of crypto coins from Coincheck

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    In this way, the massive Coincheck theft is superficially reminiscent of the infamous Mt. Gox hack of 2014, but differs in key ways that underscore how far the industry has come. He said the organization may look for monetary help, as indicated by Kyodo News reports. This was followed by a similar suspension of trading for all cryptocurrencies, except bitcoin.
  • Recapitalization riders bring down PSU bank stocks

    Recapitalization riders bring down PSU bank stocks

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    Though the government had earlier mentioned that banks which brought down bad loans will get a higher capital allocation, weaker banks have managed to scoop up most of the current allocation. "The original decision stands". While RBI has identified the main defaulters, about 50 major corporate behemoths some of whom have escorted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the World Economic Forum at Davos, the reluctance on the part of the central bank to name and shame the defaulters allows them the leg ...
  • Nationwide and Lloyds announce Carillion support measures

    Nationwide and Lloyds announce Carillion support measures

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    A spokesperson for the government said: "We have created a task force to continue to support and monitor the impact on small businesses and employees who have been affected by Carillion's insolvency". Cabinet Office minister David Lidington defended the government's handling of the company. Gareth Oakley, managing director, SME Banking at LBG, said: "We know how critical it will be for businesses within Carillion's supply chain to receive support with their cashflow, to help them through ...
  • Ford Mustang Bullitt rolls on stage before Detroit auto show

    Ford Mustang Bullitt rolls on stage before Detroit auto show

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    This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool. Finished in the same Dark Highland Green, it is also devoid of spoilers or badging. Debuting at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show , the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt pays homage to that original vehicle more faithfully than any other recreation before it.
  • Photos show devastating aftermath of vehicle park fire

    Photos show devastating aftermath of vehicle park fire

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    There were no reported injuries in the blaze. "It was frightening. We could hear the bangs of auto windows exploding", he said. A number of animals appearing in The Horse Of The Year Show at the Echo Arena were safely taken from the scene.
  • Padmavati Controversy: Name Change can Get it Released?

    Padmavati Controversy: Name Change can Get it Released?

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    The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC ) said that the title of the movie should be changed to Padmavat from Padmavati . He added that the producers and director had been asked to run a disclaimer saying the movie does not "claim historical accuracy", and that they were "completely in agreement" with the suggestions.
  • Geely acquires an 8.2% stake in AB Volvo

    Geely acquires an 8.2% stake in AB Volvo

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    The transaction will make Geely the biggest single shareholder in Volvo and the second biggest holder of voting rights. And along with Volvo Cars, it past year launched a new brand, Lynk & Co., to sell mid-priced vehicles positioned between Geely's lower-priced vehicles and Volvo.
  • Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired in the US

    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired in the US

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    Barack Obama has been named as the "most admired man" by Americans for the 10th year running, nearly a year after leaving the White House. Trump came in second to Barack Obama, with the former president notching 17 percent of the vote to Trump's 14 percent.
  • Bitcoin Cash: Scandal erupts as Coinbase investigates claims of insider trading

    Bitcoin Cash: Scandal erupts as Coinbase investigates claims of insider trading

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    Bitcoin cash started rising before Coinbase's announcement, which led CEO Brian Armstrong to announce he was looking into the potential activity. When the Bitcoin "crash" happened earlier in the day, Gemini - the exchange which works with the CBOE on its futures trading - said that they couldn't process transactions due to problems on the blockchain related .
  • Toronto Billionaire Philanthropist And Wife Found Dead In Home

    Toronto Billionaire Philanthropist And Wife Found Dead In Home

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    The 75-year-old founder of Apotex Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc . and his wife Honey Sherman were found dead in their Toronto home on Friday under what police called suspicious circumstances. Forbes has estimated Mr. Sherman's fortune at $3.2 billion. The couple had four children. "As employees, we are proud of his tremendous accomplishments, honoured to have known him, and vow to carry on with the Apotex objective in his honour".
  • Don't miss the Geminid meteor shower Wednesday night

    Don't miss the Geminid meteor shower Wednesday night

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    Smaller numbers of meteors will be visible one or two days either side of the shower peak. The annual meteor shower Geminids will be at its peak later this month. The meteors tend to peak around 2 a.m. local time, but can be seen as early as 9 to 10 p.m. Every year in mid-December, the earth passes by debris left over from asteroid Phaethon which orbits the sun every 1.4 years.
  • Priyanka Chopra tops the list to become the Sexiest Woman in Asia!

    Priyanka Chopra tops the list to become the Sexiest Woman in Asia!

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    Having got the laurel, the joyful and proud Priyanka remarked, "I can not take credit for this at all". The actress' this big secret was leaked by her Quantico co-star Alan Powell who shared a picture on Instagram. Nia Sharma remains one of the most searched and followed TV actresses online. She also beat actresses like Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan's 2017 release Raees fame Mahira Khan for the title.
  • White House Gingerbread House It's Huuuuge!!!! 300 Pounder

    White House Gingerbread House It's Huuuuge!!!! 300 Pounder

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    The first lady walked in to the East Room in a gorgeous vanilla dress with a gold belt around her waist, as one of the children was overheard asking, "Are you the first lady?" The claims themselves came from a Vanity Fair profile of the First Lady published on Sunday.
  • Unemployment Down Slightly in ME in October

    Unemployment Down Slightly in ME in October

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    The state Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased by 4,300 in October. That's the lowest Lincoln rate since 2000, according to the Labor Department. Louisiana's unemployment rate doesn't rank among the 10 worst states for the first time in years. Six supersectors in the commonwealth added jobs over the year.
  • Rasgulla: West Bengal gets GI Status over Odisha for Rosogolla

    Rasgulla: West Bengal gets GI Status over Odisha for Rosogolla

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    In a unconventional development, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday awarded Sweet Geographical Status (GI) status for Rosogolla . When we talk about candies, nothing can beat the spongy, syrupy Rosogolla . "We have not yet applied for the GI tag for Pahal Rasogolla". While Bengal claimed stake on its most famous sweet citing history and traditions, Odisha claimed the dish originated in the state and was associated with the puja of Lord Jagannath.
  • At Walmart, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving

    At Walmart, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving

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    This list will be updated. Hours: Store hours still haven't been posted for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. (Doors officially open at 5 p.m.) That's because there are several huge price cuts on things like consoles, which are sure to go fast.
  • Unilever Snags Tazo Tea From Starbucks For $384M

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    The brand, which is sold mainly in conventional grocery and convenience retail channels, produces a range of tea products, including packaged tea, K-Cup pods and bottled ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages. Global comparable sales growth, a key industry metric, came in at 2 percent, driven by a 2 percent gain in the average amount customers were spending and a 1 percent increase in the number of their transactions.
  • Samsung forecasts bumper profits as CEO resigns amid 'unprecedented crisis'

    Samsung forecasts bumper profits as CEO resigns amid 'unprecedented crisis'

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    The "crisis" alluded to in the letter has largely been read as a reference to the imprisonment of Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong on bribery and corruption charges. The announcement happened on the same day the South Korean based electronics company forecasted for recording breaking earnings in the third quarter.
  • Amazon announces independent teen accounts (with parental oversight)

    Amazon announces independent teen accounts (with parental oversight)

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    By the time they're 13 to 17, they're advanced enough internet users that keeping them out of their Amazon accounts in probably the least of parents' concerns-does Amazon have any suggestions for keeping teens from ordering drugs on the dark web? But for parents who don't want to review everything in advance, the option to set pre-approved spending limits is available, too.
  • Late Kane Goal Fires Lackluster England to World Cup

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    Regardless of personal achievements, I think it's important that we smile. More experimentation is likely, in terms of tactics and personnel, as Southgate looks to coax an exciting performance to sweep away memories of Thursday's torturous 1-0 win over Slovenia .
  • United States is still trading with North Korea despite sanctions

    United States is still trading with North Korea despite sanctions

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    One of the products dealt with by the factories is Sea Queen - a fish brand sold exclusively at Aldi supermarkets. They must take the few steps to the factories in pairs or groups, with North Korean minders ensuring no one strays. John Connelly, president of the National Fisheries Institute, the largest seafood trade association in the U.S., told AP his group was urging all of its companies to immediately re-examine their supply chains "to ensure that wages go to the workers, and are not ...
  • Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: Isco double seals much-needed home win

    Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: Isco double seals much-needed home win

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    The global break may be seen as well-timed for Real in that regard, giving Zidane a fortnight to reassess their start to the campaign ahead of their trip to Getafe on October 14. RCD Espanyol: Gerard Moreno has been in fairly decent goalscoring form, and has formed a promising partnership with Leo Baptistao . Two-time Champions League-winning manager Zinedine Zidane has come into the light in recent days due to several topics relating to his Real Madrid side.
  • Senior Audi engineer is arrested over diesel scandal

    Senior Audi engineer is arrested over diesel scandal

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    Since admitting to installing emissions-cheating software in 11 million diesel cars across the world, Europe's largest carmaker has been in talks with customers and governments over compensation and damages. German media named the arrested suspect as Wolfgang Hatz, who stepped down from his post on Porsche's management board past year after being suspended over the Dieselgate investigation.
  • Another OPEC Disappointment For Oil ETFs

    Another OPEC Disappointment For Oil ETFs

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    Mills , CEO of Qamar Energy , who in BloombergView wrote that "the Saudis are increasingly bearing the burden of a deal they can not afford to walk away from" and that OPEC exports during the first half of this year "did not decline almost as much as reported falls in production".
  • Uber CEO apologizes for

    Uber CEO apologizes for "mistakes we've made"

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    Uber didn't report serious criminal offenses, including a sexual assault, to London police, authorities said , and failed to conduct proper driver background checks. Uber has launched a petition in an effort to pressurise TfL into reversing the decision -so far it has received 785,000 signatures. Uber has also been kicked out of Germany and Spain but was able to return to both countries after agreeing to only employ licensed taxi drivers.
  • Radar Failure Triggers Major Delays At Sydney Airport

    Radar Failure Triggers Major Delays At Sydney Airport

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    At around 5am, Sydney Airport confirmed there was a "system software failure" which was preventing planes from both taking off and landing. Airservices Australia said the incident was down to a software failure and not a cyberattack. Sydney Airport said in a message posted to its official Twitter feed that the "issue has now been resolved". "Passengers are advised to contact their airline for details of their flight status".
  • Uber London Loses License To Operate

    Uber London Loses License To Operate

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    For now, Uber will continue to operate as the company appeals the ban by TfL, which itself is chaired by London's mayor Sadiq Khan . He announced he was stepping down from his role with the ride-sharing giant on June 20, 2017. "As mayor of London I welcome innovative new companies that help Londoners by providing a better and more affordable service - but providing an innovative service is not an excuse for not following the rules".
  • Auckland flights cancelled over fuel shortage

    Auckland flights cancelled over fuel shortage

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    Travellers are advised to check the Auckland Airport website . The temporary shut-down to restore the fuel supply and fix the damaged the pipeline could potentially disrupt travel for the next 10 to 14 days, according to the New Zealand government.
  • Marc Leishman takes 5-stroke lead into Sunday at BMW Championship

    Marc Leishman takes 5-stroke lead into Sunday at BMW Championship

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    Jason Day has produced a stunning hole-in-one to surge to second spot midway through the second round of the BMW Championship , but even that was not enough to haul in compatriot Marc Leishman. Others included in that mix are Scott Brown , Ryan Moore , Charley Hoffman , Chez Reavie and Matt Kuchar - who each shot a 67 on Saturday - and Patrick Cantlay (70).
  • Volkswagon ID Crozz is the new interpretation of the crossover

    Volkswagon ID Crozz is the new interpretation of the crossover

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    As the name suggests, Roadmap E puts Volkswagen on course for a future dominated by electric cars. Speaking ahead of the Frankfurt show - Europe's premier new vehicle event of 2017 - VW chairman Dr Herbert Diess said the company anticipated that by 2025 demand for its ID models could reach a million per year.
  • State and county officials to pursue Amazon's newest headquarters

    State and county officials to pursue Amazon's newest headquarters

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    Over the past two decades, as Amazon has exponentially expanded its ecommerce and distribution tentacles and raced to the top echelon of Fortune 500 giants, Seattle has morphed into its company town. We've got great institutions of higher education. Amazon.com launched a nationwide search Thursday for a place to plant a second headquarters, and its ideal spot sounds a lot like the Bay Area: a metropolitan region with plenty of public transit, an worldwide airport, good universities and ...
  • Trump's UN Envoy: Iran Deal 'Designed to Be Too Big to Fail'

    Trump's UN Envoy: Iran Deal 'Designed to Be Too Big to Fail'

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    She met with the agency's director and got a technical briefing about Iranian inspections last month that critics said was aimed at finding a peg for USA claims that Iran is cheating. Proven arms smuggling. Violations of travel bans. Her portrayal of the nuclear agreement was also misleading. The law sets the requirement that Trump certify Iran's compliance every 90 days.
  • Missing college student found dead

    Missing college student found dead

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    After searching a home in Jenkintown on Saturday, police found the woman's body at a property owned by Hupperterz's relative in Wayne County, 141 miles from the city. Burleigh's dad, Ed Burleigh, posted a sad message on his Facebook page on Saturday, saying: "Our Beautiful Angel Jenna is now in Heaven". Huppereterz is reported to have told detectives that he was so drunk on the night in question that he did not remember who he left the bar with.
  • Koreans' LPGA winning streak ends at 5

    Koreans' LPGA winning streak ends at 5

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    Stacy Lewis hasn't hoisted an LPGA trophy since the 2014 WalMart NW Arkansas Championship, but she found her mojo and ended that long, painful winless streak at the Cambia Portland Classic Presented by JTBC. Lewis' husband, Gerrod Chadwell, is the head women's golf coach at the University of Houston. If she can hold on to her lead on the final day she would collect the winner's cheque of US$195,000 (S$264,750).
  • Samsung Heir Found Guilty, Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

    Samsung Heir Found Guilty, Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

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    The jailing of Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee who was found guilty of bribery after a six-month trial has been greeted with angry demonstrations by hundreds of die-hard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The case has been surrounded by huge public pressure amid growing resentment against South Korea's biggest companies known as chaebols . The case, which South Korean press labelled the " trial of the century ", is thought to have spooked investors who are ...