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First polls close as Americans pick between Clinton, Trump after brutal campaign

NEW YORK (Web Desk ) – Polls began to close in the long and bitter race for the White House between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday, with last-minute opinion polls giving Clinton the edge in the final hours of the race. Polls in the Eastern time zones of Indiana and Kentucky

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Nevada judge rejects Trump request for order over early voting

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) – A Nevada judge rejected a request by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for an immediate order to be issued in its lawsuit over concerns about voting at a polling place in Las Vegas that remained open late last week. Judge Gloria Sturman at the Clark County Court said that the

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Hillary casts vote in NY state

CHAPPAQUA (AFP) – Hillary Clinton cast her vote early Tuesday near her home in New York state, as America chooses whether to make her its first woman president, or elect the populist Donald Trump. Chanting “Madam President,” about 150 supporters turned out to cheer on the Democratic nominee who voted with husband Bill Clinton at

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U.S. top court may control presidential appointment powers

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Supreme Court justices, hearing a dispute over presidential powers a day before the U.S. election, indicated on Monday they might curb a president’s authority to staff top administration posts in a case involving the National Labor Relations Board. The eight justices heard an hour-long argument in a 2014 legal challenge brought

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United States to vote today to elect 45th president

GRAND RAPIDS (AFP) – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump brought their brutal White House battle to a crescendo Monday, their campaigns peaking with huge rallies showcasing starkly different visions for the future of the world’s greatest power. As foreign capitals looked on in grim suspense, and with Tuesday’s poll hanging in the balance, the 69-year-old Democrat

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Lady Gaga closes Clinton campaign with call to civility

RALEIGH, United States (Web Desk) – Pop diva Lady Gaga closed out Hillary Clinton´s star-studded campaign with a call for reconciliation with Donald Trump´s supporters after one of the most divisive presidential election campaigns in memory. Speaking to a youthful crowd at a midnight rally just hours before the first polls open Tuesday, the 30-year-old

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Saudi Air Force chief reviews graduation parade at PAF Academy Risalpur

(Web Desk) – The graduation ceremony of 117 Combat Support Course of PAF cadets, 83rd Engineering Course of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) cadets and commissioning of 1st GD(P) of Kuwait Air Force (KuAF) cadets was held at the PAF Academy Risalpur on Monday. Commander Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Major General Mohammed Saleh Al

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Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent seats at UN Security Council

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Monday said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at Security Council. Lodhi was addressing the General Assembly session on Security Council Reforms. She termed the creation of new permanent seats “the antithesis of principles enshrined in the UN Charter”. She, however,

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Iraq peshmerga attack Islamic State town as army battles in Mosul

BASHIQA, IRAQ (Web Desk ) – Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the militants in its eastern neighborhoods. The first waves of a 2,000-strong peshmerga force entered Bashiqa,

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Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office

(Web Desk ) – Beijing has made an unprecedented intervention in Hong Kong politics to block two lawmakers from taking office. Pro-independence elected lawmakers Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing when being sworn in. Beijing has now interpreted a section of Hong Kong law to mean any official who

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