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Immigrants demonstrate against Trump as protests continue

The groups are angry about policies Trump has promised to enforce concerning immigration, the environment, LGBT rights and other issued. Most protests around the nation had been peaceful. "They're saying, 'Are we going to be deported tomorrow?' " she said. Anti-Trump protesters say that Trump's presidency would infringe on Americans' civil and human rights.

Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya - UN official

The government even summoned the Dhaka-based ambassador of Myanmar on Wednesday to express concern at the "continued deteriorating situation (in Rakhine) following the country's military crackdown". Amid the military clampdown, a humanitarian effort to provide food and medicines to more than 150,000 people has been suspended for more than 40 days in the area, which is populated mostly by Rohingyas.

Rohingya flee to Bangladesh to escape Myanmar military strikes

It said Ali expressed "serious concern on the influx of Rakhine Muslims into the territory of Bangladesh in spite of Bangladesh Border Guard's efforts to stop the flow" as he briefed the foreign diplomats on the evolving situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh-Myanmar relations at the state guest house of Padma.

China currency dips to lowest level versus dollar in 8 years

THE Chinese currency extended its decline against the United States dollar yesterday, while analysts expect the central bank to place short-term priority on the yuan's stability against a basket of currencies rather than the dollar alone. The final "dream" China has its sights set on is for the currency to replace the US dollar as the world's key currency. President-elect Donald Trump has threatened a trade war with China, talking up the imposition of punitive tariffs on imports from China.

Obama: I'll Speak Out Against Trump If I Have to

In the last stop of an worldwide farewell tour that included visits to Greece and Germany, Obama continued his efforts to calm anxieties since Republican businessman Trump beat Democratic rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the USA presidential race.

People's Bank of China raised exchange rate of yuan

Stephen Innes, senior trader at Oanda Pacific, is now expecting the currency to trade at 7 to the U.S. dollar by year end. Aside from Tuesday when the reference point was set higher than the day before, the PBOC has been weakening the yuan every day since November 4.

Iran warns of retaliation if United States breaches nuclear deal - Khamenei website

To renegotiate the deal, Trump would need the cooperation of Iran and the other signatories - China, France, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union - though he could sabotage it by introducing new US sanctions . A recent United Nations report said that Tehran had slightly more heavy water in storage than the 130 metric tons allowed by the agreement between Iran and six world powers.

Mizzou star running back arrested for marijuana possession

The newspaper reported that Shipp didn't coach the game Missouri lost, 63-37, and was not at practice this week. He was taken into custody around 4:17 AM on Sunday morning for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. Crockett was in a parked vehicle with a few other individuals, police said, but was the only one arrested. His status is unknown but will likely be addressed by Missouri coach Barry Odom in his weekly press conference at 1 p.m.

IPCC issues seventeen misconduct notices to police over Stephen Port murders

Kovari's body is found propped up in a sitting position against the graveyard wall at St Margaret's church, Barking, 500 metres from Port's flat. Mr Taylor's parents and sisters wept in court as the... Commander Stuart Cundy, from the Met's specialist crime and operations command, said: "From the evidence we've heard at trial there were potential opportunities that were missed".

Trump battles back against charges of transition tumult

The Times, a frequent target of Trump's Twitter blasts, said on Tuesday that US allies were "scrambling to figure out how and when to contact Mr. Trump" and blindly dialing in to Trump Tower in NY to try to reach him. Patriots owner Robert Kraft was spotted walking into the building Wednesday afternoon with banker Steven Mnuchin, according to a pool report. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani , who arrived Wednesday afternoon, has been angling for secretary of state, though his consulting ...

House Democratic Leader Pelosi Faces Challenge From Ohio Congressman

Ryan has said that he doesn't believe Pelosi is the right messenger to reach out to working-class Midwestern voters who, despite previously being reliable Democrats, voted in strong numbers this year for Donald Trump . It marks the second time Pelosi has faced a challenge after a dismal Democratic performance in an election. "I'm very, very proud of that and, as I said, we see that as an opportunity now", Pelosi said.

Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

The unexpected wave of support in Pennsylvania for President-elect Donald Trump has Republicans hoping it signals a deeper, long-term shift to the GOP in the battleground state, though the election underscored growing political dichotomies that may defy that trend.

All Hospitals in Eastern Aleppo Out of Action After Bombardments

United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura had proposed that the Syrian government grant eastern Aleppo autonomy in exchange for peace, and called on the estimated 900 al-Qaida-linked militants in the east to depart to other rebel-held territory in Syria.

New Mexico Democrats rebound in legislative, statewide races

Initial election results also show Republicans significantly pared the Democrats' current 87-64 majority in the House of Representatives, possibly to a much slimmer 79-72 majority. " Republicans have that seat on the table as they have requested, which by the way we've given them many times". But some business leaders say the status quo could be a good thing when it comes to issues like keeping the two percent property tax cap intact, and continuing voluntary state spending limits that ...

LSU holds off North Florida 78-70

For this year's iteration of the two claims, the overall numbers might say LSU and Florida are neck and neck, but a deeper dive shows Florida's pass defense has been better than LSU's in nearly every key category. Tabor was asked if it crossed his mind last Saturday that it may have been his last game in The Swamp. "I think the LSU game is one of the biggest games for us every season just like FSU, just like Georgia", safety Nick Washington said.

3 soldiers killed in Assam militant ambush

Tinsukia Superintendent of Police, Mugdhajyoti Mahanta, said the perpetrators of the incident were the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and an anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) militant group.

Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather

While the group says it is destroying ancient sites to remove artefacts idolatrous to Islam, it has frequently sold them to black market buyers. On the sidelines of a climate conference in Morocco, Iraqi officials said they are confident of victory.

Japan's Leader Abe Heads to New York to Meet Trump

Trump promised to "make America great again", while Abe is set on turning Japan back into a "beautiful country". "In order to keep the United States in the TPP negotiations, Abe is aiming to convey to Trump the demerit that will be produced if the United States leaves the talks", a Japanese government official said.

United Nations committee strongly condemns Syrian attacks in Aleppo

Global observers say Syrian and allied Russian forces regularly strike hospitals, schools, and other civilian infrastructure in opposition-held areas, against worldwide law. The air strikes resumed on Tuesday after a three-week moratorium declared by the government's ally Russian Federation ended. Meanwhile, the United Nations has issued a new report saying food production across Syria is at record lows, as reporter Lisa Schlein told our Newscast unit from Geneva.

Rape victim arrested for having 'extra-marital sex' in Dubai

She has been released on bail but her passport has been taken away so she can not leave the country. She is now on bail but faces a prison sentence if found guilty of the alleged crime. "The awful case at hand shows that it is still not safe for victims to report these crimes to the police without the risk of suffering a double punishment", Sterling said.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will never change position on Crimea - Stoltenberg

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini held a special dinner the night before meeting of ministers to discuss how European leaders would work with the controversial President-Elect, at which she said the bloc anticipates a strong partnership with the United States leader.

Israel's President Rivlin meets Indian Premier Modi; talk trade, technology and education

Both the countries recognised the need to secure their countries from "forces of terrorism and extremism". He said the two countries also prioritised practical and specific engagement such as in the cyber domain. Second, the recent change in India's voting pattern at the United Nations, from its prior auto-pilot anti-Israel stance to one where it has now abstained three times on Israel-related votes, has already been heralded by Jerusalem as reflecting a "qualitative change in the ...

As FARC, government step toward peace, ELN under fire for pipeline attack

Congratulating the government of Colombia for reaching the deal, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice in a statement said, "We appreciate how hard and complicated the negotiations have been and recognize that the new provisions, while an important step forward, will not necessarily satisfy everyone".

Japan, India sign civil nuclear pact

More over, there are concerns that India has not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and Prime Minister Abe said in the past that Japan will cease cooperation if India conducts nuclear tests. The talks on Friday also saw Abe and Modi discuss India using Japanese Shinkansen bullet train technology for its 500-km railway project that will connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad in western India.

Sting to reopen Bataclan hall 1 year after Paris attacks

The Bataclan was officially reopened Sunday (NZ time), with musician Sting performing a concert. "I'm happy to be here but also scared", Didier Delalande said as he attended the concert in memory of his friend's sister who was killed. A rare right-wing rocker and supporter of United States president-elect Donald Trump, Hughes will however be present outside the concert hall on Sunday for the unveiling of the plaque to the victims.

First Somali-American legislator in the United States elected to office

In a year when Trump has openly called for a ban on Muslims coming to the country and refused to rule out a Muslim ID system, the prospect of a visibly Muslim woman holding office drew national attention, and also brought Omar negative scrutiny.

Anticipating riots, Egypt beefs up security - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

The source, who spoke anonymously due to restrictions on speaking to media, said police had set up checkpoints at the entrances of the urban Cairo , Giza and Qalioubiya provinces and along major thoroughfares, according to Egyptian press reports.

United Nations office: Reports show IS using chemical weapons in Mosul

Reports also suggest that some of those killed by ISIL - including at least one former police officer who refused to sign a paper to "repent' for his ties to the State - were thrown into a well, known by locals as Khasfa, in Hamam al-Alil sub-district".

Palestinians urge Trump to work towards their state

Now that it's all over, Netanyahu was quick on Wednesday to call Trump "a true friend of the State of Israel" and vow: " We will work together to advance the security, stability and peace in our region". On Monday night David Weissman, who moved from Sunnyside, Queens to Jerusalem three years ago, attended a pro-Trump rally in a downtown Jerusalem park before walking to the Western Wall with about 20 other die-hard Donald Trump supporters.

Can Trump kill Obamacare? He’ll have to answer these questions first

Major changes to the law could push Georgia's uninsured rate back above 20 percent, from the 13.9 percent mark now, Custer said. "Nothing is going away", Friedsam said. "He's been all over the map on health care - from single-payer, to. repealing Obamacare and replacing it with something terrific , but something different from what Republicans on Capitol Hill have talked about".