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The water is at a depth of two metres in the basements of properties on Charlton Place in Angel, Islington, and about 100 people have been evacuated, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. Thames Water said: "We're really sorry to everyone affected by our burst pipe". Fire fighters pumped the water into a nearby water main. The flooding comes on the same day as the launch of London Safety Plan consultation which includes proposals to expand the London Fire Brigade's capacity to respond to a ...
  • Gambia's Adama Barrow Says Win Heralds 'New Hope'

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    Mr. Barrow, who enjoyed the support of seven political parties in a united opposition to Mr. Jammeh, won 45.5 percent of the vote to the incumbent's 36.7 percent. Jammeh has survived multiple attempts to remove him from the presidency. Barrow plans to reverse some of Jammeh's polices, including stopping Gambia's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court announced last month, his spokesman Karamaba Touray said.
  • Troopers find body believed to be that of missing teen

    Troopers find body believed to be that of missing teen

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    Alaska State Troopers believe they have found the remains of David Grunwald, almost three weeks after the Mat-Su teen went missing. A vigil was held for Grunwald on Saturday in Palmer. Alaska State Troopers are asking residents and business owners in the Palmer and Wasilla area to check any surveillance camera video they have from 6 p.m.
  • Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon Monday

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    However, Jill Stein of the Green Party said the party would petition for a recount in MI along with pushing for recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. They deadlocked along party lines Friday, which meant the recount would proceed . Late Sunday evening, Attorney General Bill Schuette also made a filing in federal court in relation to Stein's suit, arguing Stein is not entitled to a recount under the federal Constitution.
  • Italian PM Matteo Renzi Resigns After a Failed Referendum

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    Germany is "concerned" by the government crisis in Italy sparked by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following his referendum defeat, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday (Dec 5). Renzi previously vowed to step down if the vote is negative. The latest exit polls showed that nearly 60 percent of voters opposed constitutional changes with around 45 percent in favor.
  • Russia 'Bears Responsibility' for Destruction of Hospitals in Aleppo

    Russia 'Bears Responsibility' for Destruction of Hospitals in Aleppo

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    Syria's military and Russia's air force had paused their bombardment of eastern Aleppo, except for on the frontlines, for two weeks after a month-long offensive from late September to late October, but recommenced strikes on Tuesday. "This is a violation of our sovereignty", the Syrian FM said in a press conference in Damascus after a meeting with the UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura .
  • Turkey loses soldier near Syria's Al-Bab

    Turkey loses soldier near Syria's Al-Bab

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    Turkey's major military confrontations in Syria have come as a result of challenging the Kurdish forces , though Assad and Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan have long maintained an acrimonious relationship. The wounded soldiers were transferred to hospitals in the Turkish border provinces of Kilis and Gaziantep, they said. US troops are part of a multinational effort to fight the Islamic State group in the region.
  • Dakota Access Pipeline to be rerouted

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    But demonstrators say they're prepared to stay, and authorities say they won't forcibly remove them. In September, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior announced a temporary halt on pipeline construction after initial police violence against protesters generated widespread public outrage.
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan says election was fair, no evidence of fraud

    House Speaker Paul Ryan says election was fair, no evidence of fraud

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    University of MI professor J. Alex Halderman, who has publicly questioned the security of voting machines in MI and other states since the 2016 election concluded, joined the Stein campaign at its Wednesday press conference. Michigan's recount could start as early as Friday, though a challenge to the recount by Trump could delay it. Trump's victory is highly unlikely to be reversed in any of the states.
  • Mayfield leads Oklahoma to win in Big 12 Championship

    Mayfield leads Oklahoma to win in Big 12 Championship

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    Oklahoma fullback Dimitri Flowers (36) is tackled by Oklahoma State cornerback Ramon Richards (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. "This past year has been filled with a lot of excitement", Westbrook said. This was a challenging year for different reasons that people will never understand, but I couldn't be more proud of our kids to overcome all of that.
  • Syrian rebels tell US they won't leave Aleppo

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    The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death", as a series of airstrikes on the neighboring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children. Global leaders are now scrambling to find a political solution to the war, which has now killed an estimated 600,000 people, according to the UN. Following lengthy negotiations with a highly resistant Russian Federation, the UN Security Council will Monday vote on a text - ...