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Didn't mean 'low-born' when I said 'neech', clarifies Aiyar


This isn't the first time the epithet " neech " has been used against the Prime Minister. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "neech aadmi" (vile man) on Thursday, triggering sharp reactions from the BJP and censure from his own party leader two days before voting starts in the Gujarat elections. Read More »

Wall Street Analyst Actions To Watch: Intuit Inc. (INTU), STMicroelectronics NV (STM)

The stock increased 0.50% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $68.77. About 961,202 shares traded. Koch Industries Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Intuit by 38,665.6% during the second quarter. Its down 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 41 investors sold INTU shares while 249 reduced holdings. Intuit Inc . (INTU) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.11 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.05. Read More »

Derrick Rose apologizes to teammates for time away from Cavaliers


The team called it an excused leave, even as speculation about Rose walking away from the game at age 29 intensified. The former three-time All-Star came into the season hoping to use his potential success with the Cavs as a springboard for a comeback, which is why he signed the veteran's minimum. Read More »

German SPD leader says brown coal exit must not hurt workers


Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz looks on at an SPD party convention in Berlin, Germany, December 7, 2017 . However, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier made clear that he doesn't want a new election, and Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz reversed course. Read More »

Officer Races Up Stairs, Saves Life of Infant


After about a minute of compressions, Bella opened her eyes and began breathing. On December 1st, officers were called to the 700 block of West 57th Street for a call of an unresponsive newborn baby. Looking at her, she was turning beet red", Adkins said. Doctor's said they had no doubt Officer Eng saved the girl's life. For one Savannah family, their holiday angel was wearing a Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department uniform this weekend. Read More »

Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend


Northwest winds will increase strong and gusty. A status yellow wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry. High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds. Latest Met Office weather warnings for the East of England . Gusts of up to 90mph are possible in exposed areas and people have been warned to look out for flying debris that could lead to injuries or danger to life. Read More »

Nikki Haley thinks USA athletes could skip the Olympics


Russian authorities will not be impeding the participation of Russian athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang under the so-called "neutral athletes" status, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. In the weeks ahead of Tuesday's International Olympic Committee decision, more than 20 Russian athletes who competed at the 2014 Sochi Games were banned for life from the Olympics for having allegedly violated anti-doping rules. Read More »

Pentagon admits United States has 2000 troops in Syria


Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Rob Manning, who announced the new number, said that troop numbers are now declining in Syria. However, the Russian Ministry of Defense said Monday that it had begun working with Arab and Kurdish groups operating east of the Euphrates River, an area of operations for the United States advisers and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces , highlighting an increasingly complex battle space. Read More »

Australia urged to introduce sanctions against Cambodia's Hun Sen government

PHNOM PENH-A lawyer for Cambodia's military filed a lawsuit against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Thursday, a day after the prime minister said he should be charged with treason over a social media post. Kem Sokha, who rejected the accusation, is in prison. "The CNRP are not politicians, they are rebels and terrorists", he said. Cambodia's government recently shuttered the local office of US-funded non-profit the National Democratic Institute and deported its foreign staff, who ... Read More »

Iraq militia threatens USA forces after Trump Jerusalem move


Shi'ite-majority Iraq is the only country to have an alliance with regional powerhouse Iran and the United States, who do not see eye-to-eye. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that it was a mad decision of hate and revenge to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem which had potential to ultimately bring disaster to the world peace and civilization. Read More »

Syrian delegation to return to Geneva talks on Sunday - state media


A fresh round of talks aimed at putting an end to almost seven years of bloodshed in Syria opened last week in Geneva . The unified opposition accepted the offer but the regime delegation refused. "It is the responsibility of the worldwide community and the special envoy to announce to the world which party is rejecting negotiation", the chief opposition negotiator Nasr al-Hariri told reporters on Tuesday after meeting with the UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura. Read More »

City mayor allegedly used the disabled parking badges of dead people


Deputies said the handicapped placard number displayed an expiration date of October 2018, but it was determined that the true expiration date was Oct. Sheriff's deputies saw Bradley park in a handicapped spot, place the placard on her mirror before exiting her auto and remove the placard again once she returned to her vehicle. Read More »

One dead, several injured in stabbing and auto crash in Perth


There's fears a McDonald's stabbing has led to four young people being mowed down by a auto in Canning Vale on Thursday afternoon. Latest reports suggest that several people were stabbed in a mass brawl outside a McDonald's restaurant, and a vehicle crashed into passers-by close to the scene of the fight. Read More »

Cold air, gusty winds continue to push into region


Tomorrow night: There's just a small chance of light snow through the night as the responsible weather system probably stays too far out to sea. The winds, combined with the cold air will mean wind chills in the teens and 20s at times throughout the next several days. Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates Dr BR Ambedkar International Centre


Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that the Centre would play a key role in the dissemination of Dr Ambedkar's teachings and vision. Attempts made to underplay Ambedkar's efforts towards nation building proved futile as his ideas continue to inspire people, said Modi. He said that this "Panchteerth" is the today's generation's way of paying homage to Dr. Read More »

Man beaten with axe, burnt alive in Rajasthan


This gory incident has infuriated many people and Twitter is filled with angry tweets. While a India Today report has said that the victim has been identified as Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh, a Times Now report has said that the deceased's name Mohammed Afrazul (48), who hailed from Malda. Read More »

Flynn eyed gains if sanctions fell


Cummings said he had spoken to the witness and called the account a "credible" allegation that Flynn "sought to manipulate the course of worldwide nuclear policy for the financial gain of his former business partners". The company did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday. Mr. Gowdy and Mr. Cummings have a long history of clashing publicly over politically charged investigations. Read More »

Avocado 'as big as my head' could be world record


It's so heavy that Wang submitted her find to Guinness World Records. The current record holder, Gabriel Ramirez Nahim of Venezuela, discovered a 4-pound (1.8kg) avocado in 2009. Guinness's verification process requires the fruit to be photographed and weighed in the presence of an expert - in this case Ken Love, a farmer and head of the organisation Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers. Read More »

Aadhaar linking deadline will be extended to March 31, Centre tells SC


The Attorney General had told the court that no coercive action would be taken against those who do not have the Aadhaar card but are willing to enrol for. The Supreme Court on October 30 said that a Constitution Bench would start hearing on the clutch of pleas against Aadhaar scheme from the last week of November. Read More »

In Amritsar, London Mayor says time for British to apologise for Jallianwala

The British Foreign Office said in a statement: "As the former Prime Minister said when he visited the Jallianwala Bagh in 2013, the massacre was a deeply shameful act in British history and one that we should never forget". In two years, it will be 100 years since the massacre. A British commission that conducted an inquiry into the incident concluded 379 people were killed but Indian leaders estimated up to 1,000 people had died in the firing. Read More »

Big Second Half Leads Pelicans Past Nuggets


NOTES: New Orleans F Anthony Davis' left adductor strain has improved, but he missed his third consecutive game. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry does not want to rush Davis back until the big man is completely healthy. "Just the antics. It's silly man, like, just let me live", Cousins said. He said after practice Tuesday that he would make a better effort at remaining calm when teams try to goad him into doing something stupid. Read More »

Alternate juror supports murder acquittal in pier shooting


Van Stockum, who points out that he is not a lawyer but understood the law that was read to the panel in the Steinle trial, came away from the experience 'with a strong sense of respect for the jurors and their objective handling of a sensitive case under the national spotlight'. Read More »

Australian lawmaker says uncertainty won't stop gay marriage


Wilson added to applause. Thursday was set to be a historic day for gay marriage advocates in Australia, with same-sex marriage expected to pass in the late afternoon. Mr Abbott said he moved the amendment "out of respect for the millions of Australians who take religious freedom seriously". Further debate on amendments delayed the vote until almost 6pm tonight. Read More »

'Salvator Mundi' Is Heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Tweet Says


Auction house Christie's has also steadfastly declined to identify the buyer, whose purchase in NY for $450.3 million stunned the art world. Although Prince Badar did not respond to The Times' detailed request for comment, the Louvre in Abu Dhabi - a museum in the United Arab Emirates - tweeted Wednesday that the " Salvator Mundi " was "coming to Louvre Abu Dhabi ", The Times said. Read More »

Cyclone Ockhi: 1400 safe, efforts won't stop, says Nirmala Sitharaman


Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Union Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam and Kerala Co-operation and Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran before leaving for Kanyakumari, at Shangumugham Sunday. Earlier on Monday, IMD had said that Ockhi will weaken gradually into a deep depression by the time it reaches the Gujarat and Maharashtra coasts around December 5 midnight. Read More »