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PM Modi, Manmohan Singh shake hands

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The Congress has decided not to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi off the hook for accusing his predecessor Manmohan Singh of conspiring with Pakistan on the Gujarat election. "Where was his concern for the dignity of the Prime Minister's office when a Congress MP tore the ordinance in public", Shah asked. Unfazed over the opposition parties' protests causing adjournment of the Rajya Sabha today, the NDA made it clear that it would take on them over their attack on Prime Minister Narendra ... Read More »

Modi takes sea-plane from Sabarmati to visit Ambaji temple

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From Dharoi, the prime minister would proceed to Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha district via road. On reaching the temple town, he greeted the people, who had gathered on the roadsides leading to the shrine in large numbers to have a glimpse of the prime minister, and waved at them. Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Newman to resign from Trump administration

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The White House has previously said Omarosa had planned to resign "to pursue other opportunities". Kelly eventually called Secret Service and had her removed from the premises. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Newman rallied crowds ahead of the then-candidate, traveling the country with an informal group of other "women for Trump" to make the case for the candidate. Read More »

Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz arraigned on murder charges

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The cousins, DiNardo from Bensalem, Bucks County and Kratz from Northeast Philadelphia are accused of murdering 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 19-year-old Jimi Patrick. Kratz is charged in three of the homicides. Tom Kline, who represents the Finocchiaro family, said after the hearing that his clients are "fully supportive of the death penalty - make no mistake about it". Read More »

Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

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Not surprisingly, Senate Democrats are pushing hard that the constitution requires Fischbach to give up her Senate seat when she takes the lieutenant governor job. "Anything can happen to anybody in this world and in an ideal world this would not be unfolding". "I'll do my best to stay healthy so that she gets to be lieutenant governor for the next 400 and some days", he added. Read More »

Putin Rejects Allegations of Russian Meddling in US Election

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USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the election to help Trump, a Republican, defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Putin said Moscow was encouraged by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillersons statement about readiness for talks with Pyongyang, hailing it as a "realistic" approach. Read More »

Fire engineer dies as California's Thomas Fire keeps burning

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Iverson, 32, was an engineer with a state fire engine strike team. Authorities said a blend of Santa Ana and sundowner winds will hit the zone from Thursday through Sunday, conveying new risks to the fire which authorities said they didn't hope to achieve full regulation of the fire until the end of the first week in January. Read More »

Israel PM questioned in graft probe

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Fraud squad detectives questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his Jerusalem residence on Friday, the seventh time in a almost year-long corruption probe, reports said. The prime minister is suspected of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes. Another is over secret talks with the publisher of a major Israeli newspaper in which Netanyahu allegedly requested positive coverage in exchange for reining in a free pro-Netanyahu daily. Read More »

Authorities Probe Why NJ Girl, 8, in Time Out Killed Herself

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Although they have not yet determined a motive, they do believe she saw a story on Facebook about Ashawnty Davis' death just a few days prior. Though it remains unclear why Imani McCray hung herself on Sunday night, investigators in Essex County are probing whether the young girl was copying the death of another girl, according to WNBC . Read More »

Cabinet clears Triple Talaq Bill, three-year jail for violators

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The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill , 2017 was cleared at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (December 15). Under this new law, triple talaq in any form - spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS or WhatsApp - would be banned. The group of minister, headed by Rajnath Singh , has drafted the bill after consultation. Read More »

Here's what the royal family gives each other for Christmas

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Each treat is paid for by the Queen - through the Privy Purse - and given to staff throughout the palaces, the Court Post Office and the Palace police. Online: "It was the same meal every year". "They're actually boring when it comes to festivities!" According to Darren McGrady - the former chef to the Queen , Diana Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry - presents for the family are placed on trestle tables which they get to open on Christmas Eve. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh: Carol singers' auto set on fire in Satna

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During their detention, a mob allegedly set fire to their vehicle outside in an attack condemned by Mascarenhas as an assault by "terrorists who have taken on the garb of "religious police". "It is yet to be known as to how the auto caught fire", he added. The state has some of the strictest anti-conversion laws in India. While they were not allowed to speak to the media, the police allowed Dharmendra Dohar who alleged he was being coerced to change his religion, said the India Today ... Read More »

Joe Biden comforts Meghan McCain over John McCain's cancer on 'The View'

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Biden, who has been pressing to find a cure for cancer, was on " The View " to promote his new book, " Promise Me, Dad ", about his dear son Beau's battle with the disease. In a dramatic turn, he later cast a deciding vote against the Republican health care bill, earning the wrath of Trump and other Republicans. Last July, McCain, 81, was diagnosed with glioblastoma. Read More »

Israel intel minister wants Saudi crown prince to visit

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This was followed by a warning to Lebanonfrom Israel's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, who said that if Hezbollah attacked Israel, the country would return the whole country "back to the Stone Age". The invitation comes after the USA government officially recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel. King Salman said Wednesday that Palestinians have the right to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital. Read More »

93-Year-Old Florida Woman Fights Eviction and Lands in Jail

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Terri Goldberg, a Franklin House resident, told WKMG: "I feel like everything was done that could possibly be done to help her I feel a lot of this was brought on herself". A spokesperson for Franklin House, where she had been staying, told local newspaper the Orlando Sentinel they'd spent months working with Fitzgerald and presented her with safe housing options. Read More »

Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested after hitting woman to death

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Mumbai: India batsman Ajinkya Rahane's father Madhukar Rahane was on Friday granted bail, minutes after his arrest, for accidentally running through a woman, while he travelling in his auto. It is being said that at that time the speed of his vehicle was very fast. There was a crowd that gathered around the vehicle immediately before the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital but the accident was fatal and she died as a result of the injuries suffered. Read More »

Macron says world losing climate change battle

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However, with no internationally binding commitments made at Tuesday's summit, poorer nations on the sharp end of global warming have no reassurance they'll be able to cope. Yet Kerry said 38 states-many of them Republican-led-have committed to reducing carbon emmissions. Mr Trump was not invited. "It will be difficult, it will be harder, because of what happens with the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Clean Power Plan", former Secretary of State John Kerry told TIME on the ... Read More »

SC dismisses Congress plea on VVPAT verification

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In a big jolt to the Congress, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the party's plea seeking verification of VVPAT paper trail with EVM votes. Following court's refusal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appeared for the Congress, said he was ready to scale down his demand to counting of 10 per cent of EVM paper trail. Read More »

Assad orders Russian troop withdrawal from Syria

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Putin's brief stop at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia while en route to Egypt came days after the Russian president said he would run for re-election on March 18, and helped to show off Moscow's global clout to the national audience. Read More »

Arms supplied by US, Saudi ended up with Islamic State, researchers say

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The CAR report , titled "Weapons of the Islamic State ", represents a three-year study conducted between July 2014 and November 2017 and reveals the most comprehensive and verified study to date on Daesh weapons. "It's less likely weapons provided by the Pentagon made it into the hands of ISIS, as that program started in response to ISIS' expansion and the Kurdish-dominated forces supported were not mixed alongside extremist elements", said Andrew Tabler, a senior fellow at the ... Read More »

United Kingdom warns undersea cables at risk of Russian attack

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If they are cut, it could cause havoc to communications and sabotage commerce, he says. The cables, which lay on the sea bed, carry telephone and internet traffic across the world. The report said USA intelligence officials had warned that Russian submarines were "aggressively operating" near Atlantic cables, demonstrating an interest in unconventional methods of warfare. Read More »

Tory rebels have made 'no deal' Brexit more likely, European Union leaders warn

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The MP for Birmingham Edgbaston was debating with the fellow MP on BBC Daily Politics about the amendment to the Brexit withdrawal bill voted for by a majority of four MPs on Wednesday. Tory rebels have increased the chances of a "no deal" Brexit by giving Theresa May less time to negotiate a good deal for Britain, EU leaders have warned. Read More »

Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

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Pimlott said his family was notified. A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history . But coastal enclaves to the west remained under threat as crews protected hillside homes in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria. The Thomas Fire, which was 30 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon, has burned 729 homes to the ground and damaged another 175. Read More »

Pres. Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) "applauds President Trump for signing Space Policy Directive 1 , which directs NASA to partner with the US commercial space industry to return Americans to the moon ", Eric Stallmer, president of CSF, said in a statement . Read More »

Second Woman Accuses Rep. Ruben Kihuen Of Making Unwanted Sexual Advances

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She also showed the Independent hundreds of text messages Kihuen sent her. Once, he texted her to ask,"What color are your panties?" The messages were sent throughout 2015. "You're trying to slightly, like, just kind of turn your body and shift your hand away from it", she said, recalling a 2013 incident when he allegedly touched her thigh while they were out with friends at a bar. Read More »

Royal Commission: final report in institutional child abuse handed down

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However, because of ongoing investigations and prosecutions, Catholic churches where child sex abuse may have occurred in Ballarat, Melbourne and some parts of New South Wales were exempt from the findings. Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said the report "would have a significant impact on the way the Catholic Church and others operate in Australia". Read More »

SC starts reading out verdict on Imran, Tareen disqualification case

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According to the short verdict, Tareen was disqualified on the basis of article 62-1-F of the constitution as he was found involved in insider trading scandal as well as for concealing his offshore firms. The Case lasted for 405 days during which 50 hearings were conducted and the Supreme Court proceedings took 101 hours while the Court analysed nearly 7,000 documents. Read More »

China, S Korea not to tolerate war on Korean peninsula

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The scuffle took place hours before Moon was scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in an attempt to ease tensions over the United States deployment of a missile defence system in South Korea. President Xi also emphasized China's stance on the THAAD missile defense system, and hopes the ROK continues to handle this problem properly. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed the ROK's participation, and said he would like to discuss ways to achieve mutually beneficial and win-win ... Read More »

Omarosa: Trump's senior staff has no blacks left

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Manigault Newman has known Trump since appearing on the first season of " The Apprentice ". She declined to say for what goal or to explain why the former reality TV contestant will collect a salary through January 20, citing a policy of declining extensive comment on personnel matters. Read More »