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He called on men to speak up on women's rights, stand against violence and promote female leadership in all aspects of society . We ask you to stand together to denounce violence against women and girls in every form. These dates are chosen to symbolically link the issue of violence against women with human rights, while emphasizing that abuse of women is a violation of these rights, stated a release.
  • Mankato Salvation Army Seeking Bell Ringers For Red Kettle Campaign

    Mankato Salvation Army Seeking Bell Ringers For Red Kettle Campaign

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    Turkeys given to the Lynchburg Salvation Army from the Vibe radio station on behalf of the Steve Harvey Show. "We just wanted to do something to help", said Tim Becker of South Dakota. This is all possible due in part to the funds generated from its annual red kettle campaign. Ervin Whitehead is grateful to finally get to sit around a table together with his wife and kids for Thanksgiving.
  • US Sanctions, Terror Designation Increase Pressure on North Korea

    US Sanctions, Terror Designation Increase Pressure on North Korea

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    Experts say the USA decision to put North Korea back on its terrorism blacklist will have limited practical effects, but may make a diplomatic solution of the nuclear standoff more hard. These and other sanctions will surely give North Korea a hard time. US diplomats responsible for negotiating with the North Koreans in previous years were by and large supportive of strong sanctions - and also of calling North Korea a "terror state".
  • Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets Were Just Sold on China's Version of eBay

    Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets Were Just Sold on China's Version of eBay

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    The sale comes as Boeing winds down production of the 747 - once the world's largest passenger plane - citing low demand. It's not clear if more attempts will be made to sell it off. At the end of 2010, the number of registered members on Taobao had reached over 370 million, around 80% of the Chinese online shopping market. The Economist calls it "the country's biggest online marketplace".
  • Mugabe steps down after 37 years as Zimbabwe's leader

    Mugabe steps down after 37 years as Zimbabwe's leader

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    The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange on Tuesday lost a further 10.36% as the country's parliamentarians set in motion the plan to impeach President Robert Mugabe for being a "source of instability" in the country. But now, at the age of 93, President Robert Mugabe is witnessing his rule's historic end. Mugabe's resignation late on Tuesday triggered wide scale celebration and dancing in the streets of Harare .
  • Lebanon's former PM to meet Egypt's President al-Sisi

    Lebanon's former PM to meet Egypt's President al-Sisi

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    His surprise resignation has triggered a political crisis in Lebanon, which finds itself in the midst of a bitter regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on November 4, has met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in a brief Cairo stopover before a planned return to Lebanon, Egypt state media said on Tuesday.
  • Report about Rep. Conyers puts Congress under sexual harassment microscope

    Report about Rep. Conyers puts Congress under sexual harassment microscope

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    Commenting on sexual harassment claims against politicians and celebrities, he said he has " been looking at these things with amazement ". BuzzFeed obtained affidavits related to the complaint. Ryan said in the statement: "Additional reforms to the system are under consideration". Right-wing activist Mike Cernovich wrote that he tipped off BuzzFeed News to the Conyers case, in order to force the Congressional leadership and the Democrats to respond to the allegations, rather than ...
  • A volcano threatens eruption in Bali

    A volcano threatens eruption in Bali

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    However, "people in a radius of six kilometers from the mountain should evacuate the premises", especially in the district of Karangasem, the nearest to the volcano, said the volcanologist Gede Suantika. She also tweeted that the people on Bali were not panicked. The island's aviation alert has been increased to orange as per procedure but the busy global airport remains open.
  • Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'

    Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'

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    If you look at what is really going on, if you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours, he totally denies it. At first Trump offered a standard attack on Jones as "terrible on borders, awful on the military". He declined to answer questions about recent accusations lodged against Sen. Asked for his message to women amidst the flood of stories about sexual harassment by powerful men in politics, media and Hollywood, Trump said women were "very special" and called it ...
  • Here's an Update on the Temporary Protected Status Program

    Here's an Update on the Temporary Protected Status Program

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    The Trump administration on Monday announced thousands of Haitians seeking refuge in the USA must return to their poverty-stricken homeland. At least 16 percent of Haitian TPS holders have lived in the US for at least two decades. Meanwhile, those who stayed in Haiti are anxious about what will happen to fragile Haitian economy when this decision dents the money sent home from the mainland, which accounts for an estimated 25 % of Haiti's GDP.
  • Woman with anti-Trump sticker adds new sheriff to truck display

    Woman with anti-Trump sticker adds new sheriff to truck display

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    A hand with a middle finger extended sits in the middle of the decal. Fonseca's truck was pictured in a post on Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls' Facebook page . "I'm nearly certain it does have to do with this", she told KHOU-TV. But she said that having children doesn't make you lose your freedom of speech.
  • Argentina analyzes noise as sub search continues

    Argentina analyzes noise as sub search continues

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    The ARA San Juan submarine was 432km off Argentina's coast in the South Atlantic when it sent its last signal, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said. In the message, the sub's captain reportedly said he was heading towards Mar del Plata with all 44 crew members in flawless health.
  • Tax Bill Evolves, Healthcare Becomes Focus

    Tax Bill Evolves, Healthcare Becomes Focus

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    Suspect in double shooting escapes police interview . "If it becomes an impediment to getting the best tax bill we can, then we're OK with taking it out", Mulvaney added. "The White House is very comfortable with the House bill", Short said Sunday on ABC's This Week. He noted that the House bill does not include the mandate repeal.
  • Twitter Smells Something Fishy About That McMaster-Trump 'Idiot' Story

    Twitter Smells Something Fishy About That McMaster-Trump 'Idiot' Story

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    And according to two sources with knowledge of the situation, administration officials threatened to retaliate against several figures with knowledge of the July dinner if they spoke to BuzzFeed News . Oracle, the same software company whose CEO met with McMaster for the dinner in which he is alleged to have gone off on Trump. McMaster said Kushner had no business being in the White House and shouldn't be involved in matters of national security.
  • Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

    Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

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    As Trump announced his decision Monday, he said the Treasury Department would also announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday. The United States will redesignate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism , a move meant to put additional financial and diplomatic pressure on the totalitarian government.
  • Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

    Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

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    The Arab foreign ministers' final statement referred to Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization", a branding that drew reservations from Lebanon, according to the head of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit. The Arab League accused Hezballah of "supporting terrorism and extremist groups in Arab countries with advanced weapons and ballistic missiles", in its declaration.
  • Husband tried to forcibly convert me to Islam, says former model

    Husband tried to forcibly convert me to Islam, says former model

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    Further narrating her ordeal she touched on the issue of Delhi-based Ishita Sehgal, who Arif secretly married three years ago. However, soon after the marriage, her Muslim husband started pressurizing her to convert. A 42 -year- old Rashmi Shahbazker, who had been into modeling, alleged that her husband tried to kill her whenever she refused his demand to convert to Islam.