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U.S. judge orders accused New York bomber detained ahead of trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub will remain in federal custody while he awaits trial on charges that include supporting a foreign terrorist organization, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old supporter of …

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Fed lifts interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth. The move, coming at the final policy meeting of …

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S. Arabia, UAE pledge USD 153 mln for Sahel anti-terror force

PARIS, Dec 13 (KUNA) — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have pledged USD 153 million to a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa.Macron made the statement during a meeting held to enhance …

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T-Mobile to launch TV service in 2018, buy Layer3 TV

NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday that it would launch a new streaming television service next year after buying startup Layer3 TV for an undisclosed amount. FILE PHOTO: A T-Mobile logo is advertised on a building sign in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike …

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MPs tell Trudeau Liberals to scrap ‘discriminatory’ immigration law

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is being told it should scrap a section of Canada’s immigration act that advocates and others, including MPs from all parties, have said discriminates against persons with disabilities.Story continues belowA parliamentary committee has been reviewing the rules around “medical inadmissibility” which allows Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship …

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Club World Cup: Al Jazira 1-2 Real Madrid highlights

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale spare the Spanish champions’ blushes after they come from a goal down to win 2-1 against Abu Dhabi’s Al Jazira in the Club World Cup semi-final. MATCH REPORT: Al Jazira 1-2 Real Madrid Available to UK users only.

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Why the U.S. would need ‘luck’ and North Korean insiders to secure regime’s nukes

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Tuesday that he’s open to talks with North Korea, and that he’s been chatting with China about how to deal with possible threats in the region – including how to secure North Korea’s arsenal in the event of regime collapse.READ MORE: Rex …

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Governor of Bethlehem: US VP Pence not welcome

BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) — The governor of Bethlehem Jibrin Al-Bakrie denounced Wednesday the decision by the US administration on Jerusalem as an aggression against the Palestinian people and announced that US Vice President Mike Pence is not welcome to visit the city.“On the popular level as well as the …

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Montreal mosque denies asking female construction workers to be barred from site

Members of a Montreal mosque are denying a TV report it asked for female construction workers to be excluded from a site opposite their building.READ MORE: Montreal mosque vandalized being investigated as hate crimeThey say they were surprised and astonished to hear about the report broadcast on the TVA network.Story continues …

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Children’s watchdog warns adoptions lagging in B.C.

A new report from B.C.’s Children’s Watchdog has found the province is lagging when it comes to finding permanent homes for children in care.Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) Bernard Richard says only 84 children were adopted during the first six months of this fiscal year, compared to 104 the …

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