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South Korean protesters take to streets against President Park again

Washington D.C.[US], Nov. 13 : Seoul was rocked with massive protests for the second consecutive weekend as scored of livid South Koreans took to the streets calling for President Park Geun-hye's resignation.

The march came as opposition to Park mounts following her shocking admission that she shared classified information with someone who lacked the necessary security clearance, reports CNN.

The protest was one of the biggest anti-government protests the country has seen in decades.

Four officers were injured during the demonstrations, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, which cited police.

Twenty-six protesters were taken to hospital with injuries and a further 29 were treated at the scene of the protests, Yonhap quoted the Fire Department as saying.

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FBI letters were double whammy to Presidential campaign: Hillary Clinton

Washington D.C., [U.S.], Nov. 13 : Speaking out on her stunning loss to Donald Trump in the race to the White House, Hillary Clinton asserted that FBI Director James Comey had delivered a double whammy to her candidacy in the final days of the campaign by taking another look at emails related to Clinton's private server before abruptly saying he found no wrongdoing.

A member of her national finance committee who was on the call told CNN that Clinton placed at least some of the blame on Comey for her stunning defeat to Donald Trump.

She said the first letter from Comey, sent to Congress on October 28, stopped the momentum she had built after three debates and the release of Trump's "Access Hollywood" tape.

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Voter turnout in U.S. hits 20-year low in 2016

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 12 : The voter turnout in the United States has fallen to nearly its lowest point in two decades this year.

As the ballots are still being tabulated by the election officials, the 126 million votes which have already been calculated accounts for 55% of voting age citizens cast ballots this year, reports the CNN.

The turnout has been the lowest in a presidential election given that it was 53.5% in 1996.

The turnout figures will change as outstanding ballots -- such as provisional ballots and those with write-ins are seen by election officials.

For reaching a turnout of 2008 in which nearly 64% of voting age citizens casted a vote, it would take another 18.7 million votes.

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Mosul siege: Teens 'brainwashed', trained to fight for ISIS

Washington D.C., [U.S.], Nov. 12 : With Iraqi security forces coming down heavily on the ISIS in Mosul, Iraq, local commanders of the dreaded outfit have started fleeing in some neighbourhoods leaving behind trained teenage combatants to fight Iraqi forces.

According to CNN, Mosul residents said they fear these young fighters as much than other ISIS militants because they have been brainwashed, have no fear after being indoctrinated and trained for two years.

The UNHCR report said ISIS had "deployed what it calls the 'sons of the caliphate' in the alleys of the old town of Mosul, wearing explosive belts. We are concerned that these may be teenagers and young boys."

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VP-elect Pence to replace Chris Christie as head of Trump's White House transition team

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 12 : Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, has been replaced with Vice President-elect Mike Pence as the head of his White House transition team by the President-elect Donald Trump.

Taking an unprecedented move, Trump also named three of his own children and his son-in-law to the executive committee overseeing the transition, reports the Guardian.

Replacement of Christie comes in the wake of impeachment calls being faced by him following the conviction of two former aides in the so-called " Bridgegate" scandal.

However, Christie denied the allegations being leveled against him.

Christie was among the first to endorse Trump after dropping out from the primary race to the elections.

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President-elect Trump now receiving Intel briefings

Washington D.C.[U.S], Nov. 12 : It was barely a month ago that the U.S. media, quoting unnamed sources, reported that intelligence agencies were dreading their briefings for Donald Trump were he to win the election, but the day has dawned now thanks to the tumult of democratic processes.

President-elect Donald Trump has begun getting intelligence briefings known as 'the book'.

National security experts say that most President-elects go into the briefing rooms looking fairly confident but once they are informed about all intelligence operations that the US is currently engaged in, the threat perceptions, and about the nuclear code, most men look "ashen faced".

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President-elect Trump to soon receive intel 'crown jewels'

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 11 : Two different sets of intelligence briefings will be given to the President-elect Donald Trump, consisting information on the nation's most secretive intelligence-gathering programs from the intelligence community and the US military.

According to the US officials, Trump is set to begin receiving the President's Daily Brief very soon.

The President-elect will be briefed on matters such as signals intelligence collection methods of the National Security Agency, operations conducted by the Pentagon's Joint Special Operations Command and CIA overseas intelligence collections operations, CNN reports.

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Russia was "in touch" with Trump's team during Presidential campaign

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 11 : The Russian government has claimed that it was in touch with the representatives from Donald Trump's presidential campaign, however, the President-elect's team has firmly denied the report.

This development comes after Clinton camp continuously accusing Trump over his close ties to the Russian regime, which Trump has constantly denied.

"During this entire period, we not only sent some signals through some representatives, or private messages," the CNN quoted Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Thursday about the communications with the Trump staff.

"It was our clear position that we are ready for cooperation and working together and establishing normal relations," she added.

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IMF supports PM Modi's 'demonetization' move in fight against corruption

Washington D.C. [U.S.], Nov. 11 : International Monetary Fund (IMF) has supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to fight corruption by demonetizing 500 and 1000 rupees notes but cautioned that the move has to be managed prudently.

IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters in Washington that the global body supports Modi government's measures to fight corruption and illicit financial flows in India.

He, however, said that the move has to be managed prudently to minimize possible disruptions keeping in mind the large role of cash in everyday transactions in Indian economy.

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Melania Trump, Michelle Obama tete-a-tete over tea at White House

Washington D.C.[United States], Nov.11 : While President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump were having a crucial meeting in the Oval Office with the eyes of the world on them, few doors down another change of guard was underway between First Lady Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.

Michelle hosted the soon-to-be first lady for tea and a tour of the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in the White House briefing.

A photo released by the White House showed the two sitting next to each other and chatting amicably in gold chairs in the Yellow Oval Room, located in the residence of the White House, reports CNN.

Earnest said that during the visit to Trump's future home, the two women discussed several issues, especially raising children in the White House.

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President Obama assured by Trump's commitment: White House

Washington D.C. (United States), Nov. 11 : White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest asserted that President Obama is filled with renewed confidence in the commitment of the President-elect Donald Trump to engage in an effective, smooth transition after meeting him at the White House.

"We are committed to doing what is required on our part to make sure that that happens. And the President was pleased to hear a similar commitment expressed by the President-elect," said Earnest while responding to a question.

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Obama is 'a very good man', says Trump post White House meet

Washington D.C. (United States), Nov. 11 : United States President Barack Obama met the President-elect Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, as both men put their bitter differences aside in a time-honoured ritual epitomizing the peaceful transfer of political power.

Three days after mocking Trump as unfit to control the codes needed to launch nuclear weapons, Obama told his successor that he wanted him to succeed and would do everything he could to ensure a smooth transition, reports CNN.

Calling Obama a "very good man" Trump, said that he would be seeking his advice in future.

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After Trump's win, reports of racist graffiti, hate crimes mushroom in U.S.

Washington D.C. [U.S.], Nov. 11 : After Donald Trump's presidential win, fears of intolerance and racist, hate crime have become a reality for some Americans as reports of incidents including racist graffiti in schools and Muslims being bullied are emerging from across the country.

While Trump has been accused of fostering xenophobia and Islamophobia, some of his supporters have used his words as justification to carry out hateful acts, CNN reports.

Student Moses Karngbaye said he was terrified to see racist graffiti sprawled inside a bathroom in his Minnesota high school.

"#Go back to Africa" and "Make America great again," someone wrote on a toilet paper dispenser at Maple Grove Senior High School.

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Will ensure Obama Care does not get repealed under Trump administration: Josh Earnest

Washington DC [USA], Nov. 10 : White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has said the Obama administration would make sure that policies like the Affordable Care Act, referred to as Obama Care, climate change and Iran deal would remain in force, and added that the President-elect Donald Trump would be briefed about the status of these policies.

"I am not going to speak and predict what kind of policies he is going to make and he was pretty explicit in the campaign trail, but part of a smooth transition is to ensure that they have the latest available information about the status of the policies and that something our administration is committed provide it," said Earnest while responding to a poser about the continuation of policies under the new administration.

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Shootings at an anti-Trump rally in Seattle, many injured

Washington D.C. (U.S.) Nov. 10 : Many persons have been injured in shooting in Seattle, Washington, as hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump's victory in 2016 Presidential election.

According to American media report, the shooting took place at Pine Street and 3 Avenue and the police have arrived at the scene.

The investigation into the incident is underway.

Trump was yesterday elected the President of the United States.

The Republican nominee won after capturing Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.

Trump's surprising performance at the polls ended Hillary Clinton's quest to make history as the first female president of the United States.

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