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Donald Trump wins Florida, North Carolina and Ohio

Updated: Nov 09, 2016 11:25 IST      
Donald Trump wins Florida, North Carolina and Ohio

New York [United States], Nov. 9 (ANI): Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has been declared the victor in Florida, earning him the state's 29 electoral votes and giving him a more certain grip on the presidential contest with democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump who ran an improbable and often ugly campaign against the establishment, is holding on to small but significant leads in a series of key battleground states, upending months of polling that had given the advantage to Hillary Clinton and raising Republican hopes of seizing back the White House, reports the New York Times.

Meanwhile, markets went haywire across the globe with the prospect of a Trump presidency.

Stocks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major markets were down by as much as 2 percent as of late morning, after Japanese shares reversed earlier gains.

Stock market futures pointed to a sell-off looming on Wall Street, with Dow Jones index futures trading about 2.5 percent lower.

The Indian market opened in the red as sensex went down over 1000 points.

Several hours after polls were closed, the vote margins remained remained razor thin between Trump and Clinton in states that will determine the outcome of the presidential election.

However, Democrats hope that Clinton would easily be able to defeat Trump appears to be tumbling as the Republican candidate's bombastic style seemed to be winning support amongst white, working-class and rural voters across the country.

The Republican candidate has also won North Carolina and Ohio, and he was leading in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Following Trump's win in North Carolina and Florida, he will have to win one of three battleground states Michigan, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania so that he wins he election.

His power amongst the white working-class voters makes that a real possibility. (ANI)

Manchester terror attack: Two more suspects arrested

Updated: May 27, 2017 13:23 IST     

Manchester [UK], May 27 (ANI): Greater Manchester police have arrested two men from Cheetham Hill in connection to the Manchester terror blasts.

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PTI poll campaign to start after Ramazan: Imran

Updated: May 27, 2017 12:55 IST     

Peshawar [Pakistan], May 27 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has announced that his party would start campaigning for the 2018 general election soon after Ramazan.

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Several feared dead post attack on Afghan forces in Khost

Updated: May 27, 2017 12:43 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 27 (ANI): In yet another attack on Afghan security forces, a suicide car bomber targeted vehicles belonging to members of the local police force campaign in Khost province on Saturday.

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Pak opposition leaders criticise fiscal 2017-18 budget

Updated: May 27, 2017 12:43 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 27 (ANI): The opposition in Pakistan unanimously condemned the recommendations of the fifth federal budget which was presented by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday in the National Assembly.

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 27 (ANI): As catastrophic landslides and floods hit Sri Lanka, Colombo on Saturday received Indian Naval Ship INS Kirch with relief items.

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Trump Administration not to host Ramadan event this year

Updated: May 27, 2017 11:29 IST     

Washington D. C. [USA], May 27 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark the Islamic holy and fasting month of Ramadan, according to reports.

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NSA to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski passes away

Updated: May 27, 2017 10:27 IST     

Washington [U.S.A.], May 27 (ANI): Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to former United States President Jimmy Carter, passed away on Saturday.

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U.S.: Man yelling 'anti-Muslim' slurs kills 2 on train

Updated: May 27, 2017 09:50 IST     

New York [USA], May 27 (ANI): A man yelling anti-Muslim slurs stabbed two men to death on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train on Friday.

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 27 (ANI): At least 91 have been killed and 110 are missing in the catastrophic landslides and floods that have plagued Sri Lanka in the last three days.

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Washington D.C. [USA], May 27 (ANI): The Democratic National Committee (DNC) wants U.S. President Donald Trump to fire his son-in-law Jared Kushner from his position as White House advisor, after reports surfaced that the latter sought to establish a private communications channel between the President's transition team and Russia.

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CPEC an existential threat to Baloch: Khan of Kalat

Updated: May 27, 2017 06:37 IST     

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G7 leaders pressure Trump on climate change

Updated: May 27, 2017 03:33 IST     

Taormina (Italy), May 27 (ANI): The G7 leaders have pushed U.S. President Donald Trump to join the rest of the world in combating climate change, but the President has made no promises despite the White House insisting his views are "evolving".

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G7 leaders sign joint declaration on combating terrorism

Updated: May 27, 2017 03:18 IST     

Taormina (Italy), May 27 (ANI): The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations on Friday signed a joint declaration on combating terrorism.

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Russia urges NATO to improve relations

Updated: May 27, 2017 03:02 IST     

Moscow (Russia), May 27 (ANI): The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday called on NATO to stop confrontation and seek better relations with Moscow.

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U.S. stands in solidarity with Egypt over Christian killings

Updated: May 27, 2017 02:32 IST     

Washington DC (US), May 27 (ANI): Expressing his solidarity over the Christian killings, U.S. President Donald Trump has said that America stands with President Al Sisi and all the Egyptian people today, and always, as they fight to defeat the common enemy.

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Cairo (Egypt), May 27 (ANI): Following attacks on the Coptic Christians in Egypt, government jets have attacked positions in eastern Libya.

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Washington DC (US), May 27 (ANI): Singer Ariana Grande has announced that she will return to Manchester to perform a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the bombing and their families.

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