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Trump Tower fire: 2 injured after blaze erupts in heating system

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Part of US President Donald Trump's 58-story Midtown Manhattan skyscraper, Trump Tower , appeared to be on fire on Monday morning. "The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job". A few remained on the roof about an hour later after the fire was brought under control, the fire service said. In total the president has an interest in more than 30 properties across the United States and a large portfolio of stocks and shares. Read More »

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC directs re-investigation of 186 cases

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it was forming a new Special Investigation Team to look into 186 anti-Sikh riot cases from 1984, The Times of India reported. The earlier SIT, set up by the home ministry, is headed by Pramod Asthana, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, and includes retired District and Sessions Judge Rakesh Kapoor and Additional Deputy Commissioner, Delhi Police, Kumar Gyanesh. Read More »

Honduras: 7.6 Earthquake Triggers Tsunami alert

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The northern coast of Honduras closest to the quake's epicenter is sparsely populated. A tsunami advisory by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center was in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said although the tsunami threat was minimal, the effects of it could have been felt minutes after the natural disaster occurred. Read More »

Our Top 5 Reasons Why Oprah Should Be US President

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It is safe to say that the entire country is waiting anxiously to find out Oprah's decision regarding her presidential candidacy, but there is one man who is not that interested as he's sure he has everything figured out. Barack Obama's former campaign manager Jim Messina also said that Oprah would be the flawless candidate for 2020. Last fall, Winfrey had said she has no intention of running for political office. Read More »

50s for your Wednesday; winter returns Thursday

Wind chills at the Billings Logan International Airport had dropped into the low single digits by 6:30 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. The winter weather really ramps up Thursday into Friday , the Weather Service said. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Snow amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible near the Tennessee border for cities like Muscle Shoals, Athens and Huntsville. Read More »

CPI leader compares Pinarayi Vijayan to Modi, Trump

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After drawing much flak over it, the government withdrew the order the other day and chose to allot funds to foot the expense of the helicopter ride from the general administration department, as is the norm. Later, he returned to Thrissur to participate in the party meeting again. Meanwhile, the CMO said it was not aware if there was any diversion of funds. Read More »

Kasur rape case is a huge test for courts as well

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Zainab's body was found yesterday in a rubbish bin, senior police officer Imran Nawaz Khan said. The girl's parents who were in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, the smaller pilgrimage, arrived in Pakistan . He issued an ultimatum to Mr Sharif and Mr Sanaullah to step down by January 17 to avoid street protests. Besides PTI chief, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari strongly condemned the incident and urged for stricter action in such cases. Read More »

CPJ ranks Trump as world's top 'press oppressor'

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The Golden Globes come amid growing concern over the preservation of a free press, with President Donald Trump incessantly denouncing "fake news" and journalists facing an array of dangers as they report out of conflict zones. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin won the category " Tightest Grip on Media " as the victor and runner-up respectively. Read More »

Dense fog warning issued by Met Office

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Surface water and spot flooding is also likely in some areas. Fog is expected acrossthe South West tonight (Wednesday). "Overnight lows ranging from -2C to 3C with frost and icy stretches". "Friday will be mostly cloudy, breezy and damp with a rain-bearing front arriving along the Atlantic coast during the morning, preceded by patchy drizzle and strengthening southerly winds". Read More »

Eurozone unemployment rate hits 9-year low in November

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The agency said 107,000 people came out of the unemployment register during the month, taking the total out of work down to 14.26 million. On an annual basis, the decline was 1.1 percentage points and its lowest level since January 2009. The highest levels of unemployment are observed in Greece (20.5% in September 2017) and Spain (16.7%). The unemployment rate among youth aged below 25 dropped to 18.2% in November from 18.4% in October. Read More »

Prashant Bhshan Welcomes SC Decision On National Anthem

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He continued to fight for the respect of the national anthem and collected more evidences that showed people disrespecting it. The Court chose to turn over the matter to the government, directing the Centre to take a call and decide what occasions merited the playing of the national anthem, including the decision regarding it being played before movies in cinema halls. Read More »

Department of Health takes on social care and adds new ministers

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Labour leader Corbyn informed May that Rayner was forced to skip PMQs in order to receive medical treatment, for which the prime minister quickly apologised. "They brought those proposals together". Not much has been seen so far since he assumed responsibility for the NHS in 2012. The MP for Ludlow was removed as health minister as Theresa May attempts to shake up her government after a shambolic first day of the reshuffle. Read More »

January Thaw Underway! Don't get used to it-More Frigid Cold Ahead

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The ground is still quite cold from last week's temperatures, and the warmer and moister air will interact with cold concrete. That's drizzle falling onto a frozen surface making ice and unsafe driving. Friday will be wild day with falling temperatures. Highs will be in the upper-20s. The storm will bring rain into Friday mixing to freezing rain and snow into Friday night and Saturday . Read More »

Discovery Channel Tells Employees It Is Moving Headquarters to NYC

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The company, which employs 1,300 people in the Silver Spring area, has been at their location at Wayne and Georgia Avenue at 1 Discovery Place for 15 years. "It's a tough, tough business decision that responds more to the economic model where television is going". Leggett said the county and state made a "tremendous offer" to try to keep Discovery in the county, but he added, "given the overwhelming challenges in the industry, it was too hard for them not to go in a different direction". Read More »

Aggies Fall to 0-4 in SEC Play with Loss at Kentucky

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Washington set a career high in field goals made against LSU with eight made shots, most of which came from the second half. The No. 21 Wildcats announced Green's injury right before tipoff. Kevin Knox had a couple of 3-pointers and 15 points. They travel to # 19 Texas A&M on Thursday, then to #4 SC on Sunday. Blowout losses to Florida and Alabama started Texas A&M's losing streak. Read More »

OR responds to end of Obama-era pot policy

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Beauregard SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun bill Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week MORE will roll back an Obama-era policy that gave states leeway to allow marijuana for recreational purposes. Read More »

Syria accuses Israel of pre-dawn attack on military outposts near Damascus

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The rebels are forces opposing President Bashar al-Assad and an offensive launched by the Syrian army past year. The nature of the explosion was not immediately clear. Brig. -Gen. Suheil al-Hassan, also known among his troops as Tiger, has led elite forces to many victories against insurgents since the conflict began almost seven years ago. Read More »

CM announces Gas agency for a pellet victim Insha

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Former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah congratulated her: "A special shout out to young Insha who was blinded by pellets during the 2016 protests and has cleared her 10th exams today". However, the outstanding achievement is that of Insha Mushtaq who lost her eyes to pellets". There were difficulties but I worked hard. Hundreds of youths were blinded by pellets fired by security personnel during the 2016 protests in the Valley. Read More »

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to set up $1bn venture capital company

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The first deal by the fund, called Alliance Ventures, will be a strategic investment in Ionic Materials, a USA -based firm that is developing solid-state cobalt-free battery materials. With further annual investments, Alliance Ventures is set to become the largest corporate venture capital fund in the automotive industry over the period of Alliance 2022 , the strategic midterm plan launched a year ago by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Read More »

All shops in borough set to charge for plastic bags

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The Prime Minister's spokesman told reporters she had set out how the government was committed to clear "conserving what is good, and standing against the profligate use of resources - whether it be public money or natural resources". According to Government sources, the extension of the levy would be a matter for a consultation later this year, but that the ambition would be for all shops to be covered. Read More »

Dense fog warning issued for Central Illinois

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Fog will become more widespread again during tonight and likely be dense in places and reduce visibility to less than a half mile. The National Weather Service says visibility could be about one-quarter of a mile, leading to hazardous driving conditions. Read More »

US Approves $133 Million Worth SM-3 Interceptor Missiles Sale To Japan

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After North Korea fired short-range missiles into the sea off the coast of Japan and an intermediate range ballistic missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido at the end of August, Trump announced in September that he would allow Japan and South Korea to buy "a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States" and later championed the efficacy of US weaponry during his five-nation Asian trip in November. Read More »

Dublin Fire Brigade battle massive blaze beside the airport

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It is understood the plant is a family run business that recycles end-of-life cars and scrap metal. Dublin Fire Brigade said the blaze broke out in a shed at the facility in Sandyhills, St Margaret's, at about 09:00 GMT. DFB said it also has its aerial drone unit at the scene to "help direct firefighting resources", and a fire officer said he expects the blaze to be brought under control shortly. Read More »

Teacher Arrested After Questioning Superintendent's Pay Raise During Board Meeting

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The disturbing incident took place after Hargrave asked school board members to justify the massive raise while teachers and school employees had reportedly gone without a pay hike in years. public intimidation". The arrest stemmed from a heated discussion about renewing the superintendent's contract and giving him a raise. "I mean - I've never seen anything like this", said board member Kibbie Pillete Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Pak journalist working for Indian TV channel escapes abduction in Islamabad

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A Pakistani reporter working with an Indian English news channel on Wednesday alleged that 10-12 armed men tried to abduct him when he was on way to Islamabad airport but managed to escape. "Journalist community must condemn the kidnapping attempt of TahaSSiddiqui with full unity no compromise on harassment of media", journalist Hamid Mir wrote. Read More »

WH: NKorea in Winter Olympics Won't Affect US Participation

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North Korea didn't react when South Korea mentioned denuclearization, Chun said . Some skeptical voices have said the North's motivation for the talks and apparent compromises is to cause a rift between South Korea and the U.S. "We came to this meeting today with a serious and honest attitude and with the thought of giving our brethren, who have high hopes for this dialogue, invaluable results as the first present of the year", he said. Read More »

UNHCR Calls on Israel to Keep 40000 Illegal African Migrants

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A group of North American Jewish leaders sent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a letter Monday urging him to rethink plans to deport tens of thousands of African refugees, offering to assist in their care. "They reported feeling unsafe, as they were known to have money", he said. Israel has not clearly said where the migrants will go, but tacitly recognises it is too risky to return the Sudanese and Eritreans home. Read More »

Justices take up OH plan that targets inactive voters

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The justices will hear arguments in Republican-governed Ohio's appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked its policy of erasing from voter registration lists people who do not regularly cast a ballot. Under Ohio's Supplemental Process for updating voting rolls, if a voter fails to vote for two years, that voter's registration is canceled unless he or she responds to a notice sent through the US mail or engages in "voting activity" at least once in the next four years. Read More »