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President Donald Trump's newfound lisp sets internet aflame

President Donald Trump's newfound lisp sets internet aflameWhile President Trump delivered a landmark speech in which he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, listeners couldn't help but notice a strange moment during his announcement.



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Donald Trump's Childish 'IT WAS ME' Plea For Credit Sets Twitter On Fire

Donald Trump's Childish 'IT WAS ME' Plea For Credit Sets Twitter On FirePresident Donald Trump is being ridiculed after he pleaded for credit in the release of three college basketball players detained in China.



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U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan TalibanBy Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today. General John Nicholson, citing counter-insurgency doctrine, said gaining 80 percent control of the country would represent a turning point in the 16-year-old conflict, which has become the longest U.S war. “This we believe is the critical mass necessary to drive the enemy to irrelevance, meaning they’re living in these remote outlying areas, or they reconcile, or they die,” Nicholson told a Pentagon news briefing via video conference from Afghanistan.



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The Latest: Ohio sets new execution day after failed try

The Latest: Ohio sets new execution day after failed tryLUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the canceled execution of Ohio inmate Alva Campbell (all times local):



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'He's getting younger!' Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin sets social media abuzz during congress

'He's getting younger!' Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin sets social media abuzz during congressRumoured to have died a few months ago, 91-year-old former Chinese president Jiang Zemin roused social media users on Wednesday by taking a prominent place at the ruling Communist Party’s leadership Congress. Proving that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated, the former leader sat next to President Xi Jinping and stood for the national anthem as the twice-a-decade congress opened with a speech by Xi in Beijing’s vast Great Hall of the People. Many Chinese internet users gushed over the elderly "Frog", an affectionate nickname inspired by Jiang’s wide grin and prominent bespectacled eyes, marvelling over the apparently still hale nonagenarian in postings sprinkled with frog emojis. "I want to ask about his secret for longevity," said one posting on China’s Twitter-like social network Weibo. "How many organs must he have had replaced to be standing in the middle of the stage?" asked another. Jiang Zemin checked his watch 10 times in Xi speech before I lost count 00:45, 01:25, 01.35, 01:40, 01:43, 01:50, 01:55, 01:59, 02:10, 02:19 pic.twitter.com/sAbhC1U9TC— Neil Connor (@neilaconnor) October 18, 2017 Looking for “Jiang Zemin Theory”. pic.twitter.com/OqE3Ew6am1— Nathan Attrill (@nathanattrill) October 18, 2017 Jiang, the former party leader and Chinese president for a decade from 1993, is occasionally the subject of rumours of his demise. The most recent came in May amid a flurry of online speculation that he had died of a stroke in Shanghai, the commercial hub that Jiang formerly governed as mayor and party chief. Past presidents are typically on hand for the congress, during which the top leadership and party policies for the next five years are set in stone, and Jiang’s immediate successor Hu Jintao, 74, was on Xi’s right hand. Jiang, a former factory engineer, came to power in the traumatic aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and led China through an era of stunning economic transformation. Attendees refill delegate's cups as Jiang Zemin, China's former president, bottom center, sits with eyes closed Credit: Bloomberg Jiang’s legacy remains mixed, as his term set the blueprint for rapid economic growth that gave rise to ills such as rampant environmental degradation and a widening wealth gap, which today’s leaders are grappling with. But with his big smile, grasp of several languages, and sometimes clownish behaviour including making jokes in English, Jiang is fondly remembered as a relatively colorful figure compared to his stiff successors Hu and Xi. A music lover who played the piano, Jiang was known for bursting into song on foreign trips, including a memorable rendition of Elvis Presley’s "Love Me Tender" during a state visit to the Philippines. "Holy (expletive)! He is getting younger than ever," said one Weibo posting. Jiang’s presence was largely ignored by state media, however. Official mention of past leaders has become increasingly rare under Xi, who took power in 2012 and moved swiftly to clamp down on dissent as party mouthpieces push a cult of personality around him.  



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Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. Bush

Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. BushPresident Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues during his press conference on Monday — including sparking backlash for his comments about President Obama — but that wasn't the only reference to his predecessors that generated a big reaction.



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Florida man sets himself on fire after Cowboys lose to Packers

Florida man sets himself on fire after Cowboys lose to PackersA drunken Florida man reportedly caught fire after the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.



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Hillary Clinton's Book Sets Sales Records, Despite Calls For Her To 'Shut Up'

Hillary Clinton's Book Sets Sales Records, Despite Calls For Her To 'Shut Up'If book sales are any indication ― and they are ― readers did, in fact, want to know What Happened during the 2016 election.



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Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliament

Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliamentA man has reportedly set himself on fire on the grounds of New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, two days ahead of national elections, police said on Thursday. “Ambulance are with the man currently, who’s reportedly in a critical condition,” New Zealand police said in a statement, adding they have no immediate information on the man’s identity. Police told a Reuters witness that the parliament grounds have been closed off.



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Man allegedly sets pregnant girlfriend on fire forcing her to deliver baby, police say

Man allegedly sets pregnant girlfriend on fire forcing her to deliver baby, police sayAndrea Grinage, a mother-of-three, was rushed to a hospital in Maryland, after officers responded to a fire and found her with critical burns to over 90 per cent of her body. The 31-year-old gave birth to a girl, Journey Aleah, who was seven weeks premature. Ms Grinage told police that her boyfriend was responsible and claimed he poured flammable liquid on her before setting her on fire.



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