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by | November 29, 2016 | 17:31

On the climactic play of Ohio State's 30-27, double-overtime win over MI, it appeared that Curtis Samuel was running alone on the 15-yard touchdown scamper around left end. MI didn't knock off Ohio State on Saturday, but if there's such thing as a "good" loss - well, the Wolverines have the best one of the season. Will Ohio State's strength of schedule, quality wins and "body of work" be enough in the eyes of committee members to put the Buckeyes into the four-team New Year's Eve ...

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:34

America is Japan's biggest ally, however, Trump during his presidential campaign had said that Japan would have to pay more to continue keeping USA troops on its soil. Mr Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said earlier yesterday in an interview with CBS that "any deeper conversations about policy and the relationship between Japan and the United States will have to wait until after the inauguration".

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:31

Some 40 militants from the Maute Group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, have been killed during an air-and-ground assault on an old municipal building they have occupied since Saturday, said military spokesman Colonel Edgard Arevalo.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:33

During a television appearance Tuesday shortly after Trump's tweet , House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested that Congress is unlikely to move on the issue of flag burning. Flag burning was ruled to be constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment in a 1990 Supreme Court case, United States v. Eichman , that struck down a law seeking to prevent its desecration.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:32

Trump earlier Tuesday suggested harsh punishments for flag burning, mentioning loss of citizenship and a year in jail. "Flag burning should be illegal". citizenship stripped, or face a year in jail. But Trump's opposition to the protection of flag burning puts him at odds with conservative leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Trump has praised as a "brilliant Supreme Court Justice, one of the best of all time ".

by | November 28, 2016 | 12:09

The hurricane is moving west at 2 miles per hour (4km/h) after being nearly stationary throughout Tuesday, experts say. Colon experienced Otto's impact while it was still a tropical storm, but by late Tuesday afternoon, the storm was elevated to a Category 1 hurricane.

by | November 27, 2016 | 17:10

It's with huge sadness that the Vancouver Aquarium shares the passing of 29-year-old beluga whale Aurora. The whale Aurora was 30 years old and had lived at the aquarium since 1990. "Most people just go and look at the show, look at the animals but they don't go away with a lot of information and remember the important points about the animal and where it belongs".

by | November 26, 2016 | 12:57

Mr Castro brought significant political and social change to his country, overcoming not just the regime of General Fulgencio Batista but also the economic isolation forced upon Cuba in the years that followed, he said. "India mourns the loss of a great friend", the Prime Minister said. "Castro was great Marxist thinker and a legendary revolutionary fighter". "He played remarkable role in the non-aligned movement giving it a new orientation", the party said.

by | November 25, 2016 | 09:41

Police wearing riot gear watch as demonstrators protest against Donald Trump's USA presidential election victory, at City Hall in Portland on November 11, 2016. As thousands protest the recent election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, a small group is planning a protest of their own in Columbia.

by | November 25, 2016 | 09:43

Md Alwi said the Malaysan government should act through its voice in ASEAN and the OIC by demanding that Myanmar end the atrocities against the Rohingyas. "Despite our border guards' honest effort to prevent the influx, thousands of distressed Myanmar citizens including women, children and elderly people continue to cross (the) border into Bangladesh", it said.

by | November 25, 2016 | 09:43

The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.8904 per dollar prior to market open, weaker than the previous fix at 6.8779. The market is still dominated by bearish attitude of the yuan in the long run. Malaysia has been hard hit by capital outflows from emerging markets as investors expect US interest rates to rise faster under the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, who is expected to opt for an expansionary fiscal strategy that will fuel inflation.

by | November 25, 2016 | 09:45

However, Obama added that he'd speak up if things got out of hand. Since Obama's arrival on Wednesday on his sixth and last trip to Germany as president, he and Merkel have focused several meetings on issues of globalisation and trans-Atlantic cooperation.

by | November 25, 2016 | 09:44

She said that at least 1,200 more Rohingya families were hiding out in the woods near the border, waiting to cross the river at nightfall. He also expected that the situation in Myanmar would be normalised soon and the people staying temporarily in Bangladesh would be able to return to their homeland without fear and further violence and retaliation.

by | November 25, 2016 | 09:44

Three decades of swift economic growth have been marred by incidents ranging from mining disasters to factory fires. The death toll suggested that almost all the construction workers at the cooling tower perished. "Strengthen supervision and preventive measures; prevent such a major accident from happening again". Last December, the collapse of a gypsum mine in the eastern province of Shandong left one person dead and 13 others unaccounted for, with four miners only rescued after being ...

by | November 25, 2016 | 09:42

And what may those "values" be of which Obama speaks? And the president's parting words on Sunday in Lima , Peru before returning to Washington hinted he may yet fight as Trump seeks to roll back Obama's accomplishments. He said Trump's presidency would probably be far different from his candidacy, and have to accommodate external forces. "I think one of the dumbest statements I've ever heard in politics in the history of politics as I know it, which is pretty good, was Obama's statement ...

by | November 25, 2016 | 09:40

In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two per cent from the central parity rate each trading day, Xinhua news reported. It fell past 6.96 level earlier on Thursday for the first time since it started trading overseas in late 2010. The central bank's decision on whether to intervene in the currency market largely depends on the yuan's status against a basket of currencies instead of the dollar alone, according to Liu.

by | November 24, 2016 | 00:42

He instead emphasised on how there was a greater need to "secure our border" before making any more "determinations" about immigration. Trump also said he would keep his promise to build a wall along the USA border with Mexico, but said part of it could be a fence, as some members of Congress have suggested.

by | November 23, 2016 | 17:09

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the second-ranking leader of the Senate, said he had received no direct information from the transition team about its work, even as the Senate will be in charge of confirming Trump's Cabinet picks, according to the Texas Tribune.

by | November 22, 2016 | 18:04

Training guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the TMC chief also lambasted the government for lack of planning prior to implementation of demonetisation. In a series of tweets in Hindi and English, Banerjee seemingly referred to Modi's video conference address before the Coldplay concert in Mumbai on Saturday, where he had quoted from one of Bob Dylan's most famous songs and cracked a joke apparently alluding to the effects of his government's recent decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 ...

by | November 22, 2016 | 18:00

So far, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) is reported to be considering running against Pelosi . Pelosi has led House Democrats since 2003 and served as speaker from 2007 to 2011. "I'm not throwing my weight around one person". "It's a amusing thing, in a caucus or any place: When somebody challenges you, your supporters turn out".

by | November 19, 2016 | 10:30

Then, the Tigers lost most of a 12-point lead down the stretch. "When we go on the road we just have to piece it together, stay focused and finish games out". Nationally, the Gators rank No. 2 in pass defense (behind Michigan). Points should be at a premium on Saturday afternoon. For perspective, Alabama has scored at least 33 points in every game but the clash with LSU .

by | November 19, 2016 | 10:28

The security personnel retaliated but the militants managed to escape and it was yet to be ascertained whether there were any casualties or injuries among the militants, Mahanta said. He further said that the army cordoned off the jungle in Pengri and launched an encounter at 5.30 am. "I strongly condemn this attack, the perpetrators will be punished".

by | November 18, 2016 | 08:11

Trump on Wednesday denounced reports of disorganization in the team, singling out the New York Times for saying world leaders have had trouble getting in touch with him since his upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 presidential election.

by | November 17, 2016 | 09:00

Russian Federation intervened in September 2015 in a bid to bolster the government, and Tuesday said its forces were launching a "major operation" in Idlib and central Homs province, targeting IS and former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front with air strikes from a carrier in the eastern Mediterranean.

by | November 17, 2016 | 08:57

The woman's family claimed the men flew home to Britain just hours later. Dubai , the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has strict laws on sex, alcohol and dress . The Foreign Office said it is working to support the woman and her family. The office previously said British people are more likely to get arrested in the UAE due to their strict laws on alcohol, dress codes and public behavior.

by | November 16, 2016 | 00:26

In the middle of a bitter diplomatic dispute between Ankara and Brussels, Cavusoglu said his government was "fed up" with the EU's condescending attitude in the accession negotiations. What it would seek to do is to provide far-greater co-ordination in areas like peacekeeping missions to African countries, naval efforts to reduce refugee flows, and defence spending and research by European Union countries on items like drones and helicopters, she said.

by | November 15, 2016 | 05:50

On Saturday night, Mr. Santos unveiled the deal, saying it replaces an accord voters narrowly rejected on October 2. "We've ceded, even extended the borders we'd drawn, to move to the limits of what is reasonable and acceptable for a political-military organization that was not defeated", the chief of the FARC negotiating team, Luciano Marin, said when the deal was announced on Saturday.

by | November 14, 2016 | 01:30

This Chinese e-commerce giant also claims that the selling in the first hour of the sale is three times more than that of previous year. The amount also takes into account pre-orders made by customers. The sale was mainly aimed at the audiences of China and other such parts of Asia. Alibaba's New York-listed stock has been buoyant this year in spite of worries over slowing growth in China, as consumer spending has expanded, while the old industrial economy struggles due to overcapacity and ...

by | November 14, 2016 | 01:27

The Newcastle United striker was on the scoresheet in Serbia's 1-1 draw with Wales on Saturday. Chris Coleman opted to drop the formerly successful system of 3-5-2 for the visit of Serbia in a bid to improve on a disappointing draw to Georgia last time out.

by | November 14, 2016 | 01:18

Christie said he is confident that Trump will "bring the country together". "In light of testimony from the trial and the governor's public statements, I am requesting the Assembly speaker consider impeachment, the outcome of which could deny Chris Christie the benefit of office and correct the public record to reflect the evidence provided in this federal court trial", Weinberg said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

by | November 14, 2016 | 01:17

James McClean's 48th-minute goal handed the Republic of Ireland a massive 1-0 win over Austria that saw them claim top spot in Group D with 10 points after four games. Eran Zahavi converted an 18th minute penalty to set Israel on their way with Dan Einbinder and Eliran Atar making sure they beat Albania 3-0 in Tirana.

by | November 14, 2016 | 01:11

Everybody is going to want to know by the end of November, middle of December where everything's heading so that we can decide who is responsible for which parts of the organisation's work. 'Well, we didn't want to do that. Southgate is expected to make at least two changes in his starting XI to face the Spanish. That would allow him to have a first look at Jack Wilshere in the No.10 role.

by | November 13, 2016 | 05:59

The Wallabies' grand slam is alive - after clinging to life support for much of their heart-stopping victory over Scotland at Murrayfield. "That is important to us because that's the attitude I want our younger players to be learning". "I'd say we'll do a full analysis tomorrow morning but at the moment there's a bit of emotion". It was a second consecutive one-point win for Australia against Scotland .

by | November 12, 2016 | 05:38

The government dispatched a forensic team to the site, near an agricultural school in the Hamam al-Ali district about 30 miles from Mosul. Iraqi forces making their assault on the Isis stronghold of Mosul have tortured and executed villages near the city they claimed were supporting the Islamic State (Isis/Daesh).

by | November 12, 2016 | 05:40

And Ibrahim Abu Laith says those inside rebel-held Aleppo are focused on fighting to break the siege. "There is a clear determination across the worldwide community to hold those who have used these heinous weapons to account". Igor Konashenkov said in a statement early on Friday. Russian Federation responded by introducing a ceasefire in eastern Aleppo in October for humanitarian purposes.