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Local media claimed he was a Christian missionary, while other sources suggested he was an adventure tourist . "It was a case of misdirected adventure", Mr Pathak said. In 2006, two fishermen illegally fishing in the area were caught by the Sentinelese and killed. "This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen", they said in a statement .
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    Spain threatens 11th hour vote against Brexit over Gibraltar

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    Gibraltar, a tiny British territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, has always been a point of contention between the United Kingdom and Spain, with Madrid asserting a claim to the territory despite it being ceded to the Brits centuries ago after being captured from Spain.
  • Foes' prosecution sought by Trump

    Foes' prosecution sought by Trump

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    Trump sought to order the legal action against his 2016 presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton , and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey earlier this year, according to The New York Times . This week the news broke that Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to the US president, has sent hundreds of government-related emails using her private account, and the late-night comics couldn't get enough of the hypocrisy.
  • Why Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram So Awesome?

    Why Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram So Awesome?

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    When conservative pundit Eddie Scarry recently mocked her wardrobe, the internet rallied around her as she swatted him away like a fly. On Friday afternoon, Ocasio-Cortez outlined a broader critique of recent media coverage focused on her, specifically citing Fox News and The Washington Examiner .
  • Airbnb to remove listings in Israeli settlements

    Airbnb to remove listings in Israeli settlements

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    The Israeli newspaper also reported that Erdan said he plans to ask officials in the United States to check if the US-based company's decision violated anti-boycott laws that exist in more than 25 states across the country. He urged other companies to follow suit. Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said that he would speak with USA officials and find out whether Airbnb has violated American laws against Israeli boycotts.
  • Korean defector soldier is general's son, says report

    Korean defector soldier is general's son, says report

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    President Moon Jae-in meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC meetings in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Kim Dong-yub, a military expert at Kyungnam University's Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul, said by touting a modernized weapon, Kim could seek to reassure hard-line military generals and the public in North Korea who may be anxious about a nuclear-free future.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu rejects calls for early elections

    Benjamin Netanyahu rejects calls for early elections

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    According to Hadashot TV news, Netanyahu's people, including National Security Council head Meir Ben Shabbat, sought the rabbi's help in saving the ruling coalition from collapse. We are in the midst of a campaign and you don't pull out in the middle of a campaign or play politics. The prime minister called on his coalition partners to remain in the government, predicting that it could lead to the same type of government that arose after the fall of his Likud government in 1999 "that gave ...
  • Turkey Discusses Khashoggi Case With UN Chief But No Request For Inquiry

    Turkey Discusses Khashoggi Case With UN Chief But No Request For Inquiry

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    Following weeks of denial of any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance, the Saudi Arabia regime eventually acknowledged the "premeditated" murder, but has sought to distance the heir to the Saudi throne from the assassination. On November 9, the Pentagon announced that the US would stop refueling Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombing the Houthis terrorists in Yemen, a move that came at the behest of the Sunni kingdom.
  • USA government says 'unanswered questions' over Saudi involvement in Khashoggi murder

    USA government says 'unanswered questions' over Saudi involvement in Khashoggi murder

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    Investigators also believed that an operation such as the one that ended in Khashoggi's death would not have happened without Salman's knowledge given his control of the government, the official said. The latest official explanation on November 15 from the prosecutor's office overseeing the Saudi investigation stated that a senior intelligence official ordered a team to retrieve Khashoggi by "persuasion, and if persuasion fails, to do so by force".
  • Labour leader: New EU vote 'not for today'

    Labour leader: New EU vote 'not for today'

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    Meanwhile, members of the pro-Brexit European Research Group (ERG) of backbench Tory MPs have released their response to the proposed withdrawal agreement , claiming it would leave Britain "half in and half out" of the EU. However, the ERG is not unanimous in wanting a challenge. Given they were all exhorted by Jacob Rees-Mogg on Friday to put their letters in, it is now clear that they haven't got the numbers they thought they had.
  • Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early election

    Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early election

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    Ministers and smaller parties are leaving Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, threatening his future as prime minister. Israel was quick to accept a truce after a botched Israeli operation in Gaza was met with a strong reaction from the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, killing an Israeli special operations officer and firing a record number of almost 500 rockets into Israel in a single day.
  • Tally: More buildings destroyed in wildfire

    Tally: More buildings destroyed in wildfire

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    Numerous searchers are from the devastated areas and have lost their own homes. "It's really very important for you to take a look at the list and call us if you're on the list and let us know", Honea said . More than 5,500 fire personnel were battling the blaze that covered 228 square miles and was about 50 percent contained, officials said. Niinisto told Finland's Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he and Trump had discussed California wildfires during their brief meeting in Paris on ...
  • Michelle Obama stopped trying to smile during inauguration of Trump

    Michelle Obama stopped trying to smile during inauguration of Trump

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    She spoke on everything from piano lessons and washing socks to crying on a plane the day her family moved out of the White House and President Donald Trump moved in. " Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences", Obama told GMA's Robin Roberts . What I knew from working in professional environments ...
  • Julian Assange charged in US

    Julian Assange charged in US

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    This comes after it was revealed the United Kingdom had issued an arrest warrant for Assange for charges related to an alleged sexual assault in Sweden. US officials had no comment on the disclosure in the document about a sealed indictment of Assange. A United States federal court document asking a judge to seal documents in a criminal case unrelated to Mr Assange inadvertently revealed the charges against the Australian.
  • CALIFORNIA: Dem Flips Seat Of Anti-LGBT House Rep

    CALIFORNIA: Dem Flips Seat Of Anti-LGBT House Rep

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    On the other side of the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky won another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer of NY won for Democrats . "Everything I've seen, she has the votes". So too are the "Young Guns" - former leader Eric Cantor and outgoing Speaker Ryan - who penned that strategy.