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"Peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy": Obama

Updated: Nov 09, 2016 23:23 IST      
"Peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy": Obama

Washington DC [USA], Nov. 9 (ANI): President Barack Obama has said that he will ensure a smooth transition of power despite significant differences between him and his newly-elected successor Donald Trump.

"It is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. But remember that eight years ago, President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences. (But) the presidency and vice presidency is bigger than any of us," he said addressing the media after Trump won the US Presidential race.

"We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading this country. The peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy," he added

Showing admiration for Democrat Hillary Clinton who suffered a painful defeat, Obama said, "I could not be prouder of her... I am proud of her. A lot of Americans look up to her... Her candidacy and nomination was historic."

"Everybody is sad when their side loses their election. But the day after, we have to remember that we're actually all on the same team.... we're patriots first," he said, adding, "That's what I heard when I spoke to [Trump] directly, and I was heartened by that. That's what our country needs. ... I hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition and I certainly hope that's how his presidency has a chance to begin."

The President said, "To the young people who got into politics for the first time and may be discouraged by the results, I want you to know, you have to stay encouraged... don't get cynical. Fighting for what is right is important."

Obama added that he is going to do everything he can to hand off smoothly to Trump saying it's a relay race.

"Ultimately, we're all on the same team," he said.(ANI)

US drone mysteriously crashes in Turkey

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 05:02 IST     

Adana [Turkey], August 18 (ANI): Governor of Adana province in Turkey, Mahmut Demirtas has confirmed that a drone belonging to the United States has crashed under mysterious circumstances in southern Turkey.

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Barcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): Sikh Gurdwaras in Barcelona are lending helping hand at the time of crisis after at least 13 persons have been killed and more than 50 injured in a terrorist attack in Las Ramblas district.

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One suspect in Barcelona 'terror attack' found dead in car

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 03:15 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): One of the suspects involved in Barcelona attack has been found dead in a car three kilometers from where police officers tried to stop him by firing at the vehicle he was in, reports El Pais.

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Istanbul, [Turkey] August 18 (ANI): Bogazici University's Kandilli Observatory in Turkey said an earthquake larger than magnitude 7 is expected to hit country's Marmara region in the near future.

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13 killed and 50 injured in Barcelona 'terror attack'

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 00:41 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], Aug 18 (ANI): At least 13 persons have been killed and 50 injured after a van crashed into a crowd of people in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district.

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Indian politician dies after falling off moving car in UAE

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 23:28 IST     

Sharjah [UAE], Aug 17 (ANI): An Indian politician was killed in an accident after falling from a moving car on Dhaid Road in Sharjah.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 (ANI): White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has termed the white nationalists who, rallied in Charlottesville as 'clowns' and 'losers'.

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Two killed after van plows into crowd in Barcelona

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:36 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], Aug 17 (ANI): At least two persons were reportedly killed and 20 injured after a van plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona.

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London [UK], August 17 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson laid emphasis on the bigger picture of the India-UK bilateral ties by talking about safety, security and freedom in the Asian region.

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Trump denounces removal of Confederate statues as 'foolish'

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:51 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of Confederate statues and monuments in cities across the country as 'foolish 'and said he was sad to see the "history and culture" of the country being "ripped apart."

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Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has critisised fellow Republican and South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham's remarks about Saturday's deadly violence in Charlottesville as a "disgusting lie".

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to access to the confidential volume X of the final report compiled by six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif family's offshore wealth in relation to the Panama Papers leaks.

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Excited to go to Oxford: Malala

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 17:12 IST     

London[UK], August 17 (ANI): Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai has posted a tweet, announcing she is "so excited" after being accepted to study at the World's prestigious Oxford University.

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China submits proposal for petrochemical project in Karachi

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 17:05 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan],August 17 (ANI):China has submitted a proposal to set up a refinery along with a downstream petrochemical complex worth $4 billion near Karachi.

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Dutch radio station hostage crisis ends

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 16:18 IST     

London [U.K.], August 17 (ANI): A woman was taken hostage at a Dutch radio station in the Netherlands after a knife-wielding man forced his way into her office.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria reacted on the United States' decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and a specially-designated global terrorist group and termed it as "saddening".

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'Tackle White Supremacy first,'says Iran's Khamenei to U.S.

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 14:27 IST     

Tehran [Iran], August 17 (ANI):Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has advised the United States to get its own house in order in connection with tragic events in Charlottesville before meddling in the affairs of other countries.

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No war on Korean Peninsula: South Korea's Moon

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 13:23 IST     

Seoul [South Korea], August 17 (ANI):South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said there "will be no war on the Korean Peninsula ever again" and added that the United States will not take unilateral action against North Korea.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): An accountability court in Rawalpindi on Thursday will initiate day-to-day proceedings against the Pakistan People's Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari over his alleged illegal assets both in Pakistan and abroad.

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China sets up blood donation camps in Doklam area

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 12:06 IST     

Beijing [China], August 17 (ANI):China is stepping up preparedness for a possible military conflict with India on the Doklam standoff by reportedly setting up blood donation and collection camps in the area.

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