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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)

Iran warships on way to Russia for military games

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 19:50 IST     

Tehran [Iran], July 23 (ANI): Iran has dispatched two warships to Azerbaijan's Port of Baku to participate in the 2017 Sea Cup competition of the International military Games hosted by Russia.

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New York [U.S.A], July 23 (ANI): The U.S. House will vote on the bill agreed by Congressional Republicans and Democrats, that include a package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, thus making it harder for President Donald Trump to lift sanctions on Moscow.

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Lahore [Pakistan], July 23 (ANI): Denying that his client had concealed his employment in Dubai based company, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's lawyer, Khawaja Harris has submitted a written reply in the Supreme Court on Saturday, stating that Prime Minister mentioned his Dubai job and Iqama in nomination papers of 2013.

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Rocket fired from Gaza towards Israel explodes mid-air

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 17:44 IST     

Jerusaleum [Israel], July 23 (ANI): A rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday was exploded mid-air by the Israeli Army.

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Russia delivers Mi-171E helicopter to Balochistan province

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 16:20 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], July 23 (ANI): Russia has delivered Mi-171E non defence helicopter in a convertible option to the representatives of Pakistan's Balochistan province.

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RJP-N to hold its first meeting on August 5

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 16:19 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 23 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) has decided to organise its first central committee meeting on August 5 in Kathmandu.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], July 23 (ANI): The Taliban fighters have executed seven civilians after abducting at least seventy people in the southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan over the alleged cooperation with the government and the security forces.

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Faryab [Afghanistan], July 23 (ANI): At least two policemen were killed after Taliban fighters overran a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Faryab province on Sunday, said an Afghan official.

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Moscow [Russia], July 23 (ANI): North Korea has warned South Korea for condemning their country's intercontinental ballistic missile test, saying that the latter would have to pay a harsh price for it.

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Moscow [Russia], July 23 (ANI): After Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced freezing of Palestine's contacts with Israel, the nation's campaign for Jerusalem has effectively begun.

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Trump declares he has 'complete power to pardon'

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 13:16 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], July 23 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump in a string of tweets asserted his presidential pardoning powers, after The Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke about Trump's presidential campaign in meetings with the Russian ambassador last year.

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Iraq Foreign Minister to arrive in India on Monday

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 13:16 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Iraq Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari will embark on a five day visit to India beginning July 24, at the invitation of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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Pakistan: IED blast kills Khasadar personnel near Peshawar

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 12:58 IST     

Peshawar [Pakistan], July 23 (ANI): An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off in Khyber Agency's Sheen Drang area, killing one Khasadar personnel on Sunday, reports the Dawn.

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Iran announces missile production line 'Sayyad 3 missile'

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 12:07 IST     

Tehran (Iran), July 23 (ANI): Iran announced the launch of its new missile production line Sayyad 3 missile, in the backdrop of tension between the United States (U.S.) and Tehran.

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Syria has not used chemical weapons since April: Pentagon

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 11:04 IST     

Moscow [Russia], July 23 (ANI): Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, on Sunday, said the Syrian Government forces have not used chemical weapons since April.

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Toronto [Canada], July. 23 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the 10th anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto on Sunday, and hailed the temple as an architectural masterpiece and a place for communal harmony.

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London [UK], July. 23 (ANI): Amid a potential "narcotics emergency" being faced by Indonesia, President Joko Widodo, has ordered law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers.

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Lahore [Pakistan], July 22 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday said that the talk of appointing a new Prime Minister is just a speculation.

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New York [U.S.A.], July 22 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets, has criticised fake news, Hillary Clinton and complained about the special counsel investigating into possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia, while asserting that he, as the President, has "complete power to pardon."

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Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor's killing

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 21:20 IST     

Cairo [Egypt], July 22 (ANI): A Cairo criminal court on Saturday confirmed death sentences against 28 people over the killing of Egypt's public prosecutor in 2015 and handed jail term to 15 others of 25 years each.

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