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Sabarimala: Hartal in Kerala after VHP woman leader's arrest

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Meanwhile Trupti Desai has confirmed on media that she will not be going back to Pune without visiting the temple. They alleged that Desai and her team came here to violate the centuries-old custom of the temple that prevents entry of women and girls in the age group of 10 and 50. Read More »

Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race — APNewsBreak

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She said she had concluded "the law now allows no further viable remedy". Lawrence-Hardy told the AP that Abrams will weigh legal considerations alongside her belief that many of her backers - particularly minority and poorer voters who don't regularly go to the polls - heeded her call to participate and ran into barriers. Read More »

Trump Admin Moves Toward Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

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In past years, the United States has abstained on the vote on the annual UN resolution entitled "The Occupied Syrian Golan ", scheduled for later today (Friday, November 16). "I thank Ambassador Haley for her continued steadfastness with Israel and the truth". U.S. Political Advisor Samantha Sutton, in remarks to the committee on Friday, said that United Nations resolutions frequently blame Israel for problems in the region, without mentioning terrorist acts by Hamas. Read More »

Cyclone 'Gaja' claims 11 lives in Tamil Nadu, says CM Palaniswami

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Gusty winds due to the cyclonic storm resulted in hundreds of trees and electricity poles being uprooted in Nagapattinam and Karaikal districts. In some places like Pudukottai walls of houses collapsed due to rains. The cyclone destroyed or partially damaged almost 1,600 mud huts and uprooted more than 5,000 trees in the area, state authorities said. Roofs of many thatched houses damaged in Vedaranyam. Read More »

Grassley, in split from McConnell, favors Senate vote on Mueller protection bill

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As a result, Flake has the ability to stop the roughly two-dozen nominees awaiting a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Republicans have an 11-10 majority, but he can't stop Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from confirming another 30-plus federal judicial nominees awaiting votes on the Senate floor, where the Republicans hold a two seat advantage, 51-49. Read More »

Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire; 40 killed

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The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation published images of the destroyed vehicle on a highway from the South African border crossing to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city. A gas cylinder in the luggage compartment of the bus is thought to be the source of the deadly fire which engulfed the Brooklyn Bus at around 11PM in West Nicholson, Matabeleland South. Read More »

Trump seeks to land blow against media in court fight with CNN

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District Judge Timothy J. Kelly said. The judge said the decision to revoke the pass was "so shrouded in mystery that the government could not tell me. Schlapp repeated the "bad behavior" claim several times. 'Pardon me, ma'am, ' he said to her. "After their exchange, Trump told Acosta: 'CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them". Read More »

First lady wades into battle over West Wing reshuffle

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The East Wing statement caught senior White House officials by surprise, and White House aides were frustrated with how Ricardel, a Trump loyalist and one of the highest-ranking women in the administration, was being treated. The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported that Mrs Trump's team believed Mrs Ricardel was behind some of the "negative stories " about Mrs Trump and her staff. Read More »

Michelle Obama says un-first lady-like things for Jimmy Kimmel

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In the nine-minute clip above, the former First Lady talks about her new book Becoming , her life with Barack, and the celebrity she now texts with the most (spoiler alert: it's Oprah). As the woman told Obama how her name spelled, she told DeGeneres, "Stop distracting her, Ellen". "I stole the phrase when we go low, they go high from the back of a Snapple cap", she read with a laugh. Read More »

Rohingya Muslims tell Bangladesh officials: We won't go back to Myanmar

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Mahmood Ali told reporters in Dhaka late Thursday that "there is no question of forcible repatriation". "We won't go!" hundreds of voices, including children's, chanted in reply. Myanmar denies nearly all of the allegations, saying security forces were battling terrorists. "We are witnessing terror and panic among those Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar who are at imminent risk of being returned to Myanmar against their will", Bachelet said in a statement. Read More »

Two Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide

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The last surviving leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an global tribunal. Both parties were sentenced to "life in prison", merging the two sentences into a single term, Nil Nonn said. Today's verdict was the first time a court has ruled that the Khmer Rouge committed genocide. Read More »

PM denies DUP deal in peril

Mrs May today said she faces a personal risk from medicine supplies being unable to get through Britain's ports. "To govern this country, you know you need to command a majority in the House". The minister, who worked in the Northern Ireland Office, revealed his intention to resign in a letter to the Prime Minister, claiming that the deal fails to extract the United Kingdom from the "shackles" of the EU. Read More »

What Is Trumpy Bear? Meet The Toy With The Head-Scratching Commercial

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The product consists of the 22-inch tall stuffed animal and a 28-by-30-inch American flag blanket that can be stored in a zipped pouch inside Trumpy Bear himself, according to the product web site. "The fearless, super-plush American grizzly", the commercial describes the product as. "The main difference between Trumpy Bear and the president is that Melania will actually share a bed with Trumpy Bear", Corden quipped. Read More »

U.S. Eyes Ways To Remove Erdogan Foe To Appease Turkey

It would be a death sentence: The Turkish president has been requesting Gulen's return for years. The Trump administration is exploring possible ways to remove US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a foe of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, to convince Turkey to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of a Saudi journalist, NBC News reported on Thursday. Read More »

US prosecutors get indictment against Wikileaks' Assange: Court document

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If so, charges against the WikiLeaks editor could be potentially linked to the notorious probe by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is struggling to find proof of Russia's "interference" in the 2016 USA election. The revelations comes as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has probed Wikileaks role in publishing emails from the Democratic National Committee and longtime Clinton aide John Podesta. Read More »

El Chapo defense says Sinaloa cartel bribed Mexico presidents

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Fels told the jury that Guzman earned almost $14 billion as the kingpin of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel - using planes, trains, automobiles and even submarines - to move hundreds of tons of Colombian cocaine into Mexico before shipping it to the United States for distribution. Read More »

'US Military Superiority Is No Longer Assured'

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In February of previous year, Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army, sounded the alarm declaring that only three (about five percent) of the 58 U.S. "There is a strong fear of complacency, that people have become so used to the United States achieving what it wants in the world, to include militarily, that it isn't heeding the warning signs", one of the commissioners, former Pentagon official Kathleen Hicks, told the Washington Post . Read More »

Busted! Russians Caught Trying to Cross Car-Only Bridge in Cardboard Bus

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Built in preparation for the 2012 APEC summit held on the nearby Russky Island, the bridge spans the entire Zolotoy Rog Bay and has a length of about 1.3 kilometres. Their plan would've worked if it hadn't been for that meddling security guard who ultimately forced the group to make an illegal U-turn back to safety. Read More »

Yemenis, Saudis back peace talks

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Mr Griffiths is expected to tell the UN's most powerful body that the next round of negotiations will focus on two issues: confidence-building measures and establishing a framework for a political settlement to end the conflict. Stopping national army operations in Hodeidah, which were reported to soon restore government control over the city, sparked a nationwide controversy in Yemen. Read More »

Macron says France is USA ally, not a vassal state

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The frosty meeting culminated in Trump's Twitter attacks on Tuesday that went after Macron's approval rating, France's trade treatment of USA wines, and even France's World War II record . "In saying 'our interests first, whatever happens to the others, ' you erase the most precious thing a nation can have, that which makes it live, which causes it to be great and which is most important: its moral values". Read More »

Rights groups warn about repatriation of Rohingya refugees

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About 300,000 Rohingya had already fled Myanmar in earlier waves of communal violence. Bangladesh's refugee commissioner went to a border transit point for the scheduled handover. United Nations rights boss Michelle Bachelet called on Bangladesh on Tuesday to halt the repatriation plans, warning that lives would be put at "serious risk". Read More »

China mulls trade concessions

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A top Chinese negotiator, Liu He, will probably visit Washington shortly to advance "some informal talks", Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said at a conference. "Working teams are maintaining close contact to earnestly implement the consensus reached by the two leaders by telephone", he told a regular weekly briefing. Read More »

Russia Investigation 'Disgrace To Our Nation,' Says Trump

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The letters represent an opening salvo of how House Democrats plan to investigate the Trump administration when they take over in January. He says the inquiry is a "witch hunt". "the envy of the world" because of his presidency. The letter is a full-throated rebuke of President Trump's unsafe decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his potential to now obstruct justice. Read More »

Open Society Denounces Facebook's Dirty Tricks as 'Dangerous' Threat to Democracy

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On Russia , Zuckerberg declared in the fall of 2016 that it was "crazy" to think Facebook had been used to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency, but the report said in-house experts knew this not to be the case. "The intention was to demonstrate that it was not simply a spontaneous grassroots campaign, as it claimed , but supported by a well-known critic of our company ". Read More »

Pence: U.S. Won't Budge to Avoid Cold War With China

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Mr Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are due to discuss the US-China trade confrontation later this month during a Group of 20 summit in Argentina. "Working teams are maintaining close contact to earnestly implement the consensus reached by the two leaders by telephone", he told a regular weekly briefing. Read More »

New Jersey couple, homeless vet made up fundraising campaign

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The news outlet said D'Amico and McClure turned themselves in on Wednesday. The fund quickly grew to more than $400,000, with donations from more than 14,000 people. The couple and Bobbitt, who only initially hoped to raise about $10,000, suddenly had this huge sum of money and national attention to go with it. Bobbitt eventually went to the Philly Inquirer and said he was back on the street while the couple was spending his money on vacations. Read More »

Monkey kills baby boy after snatching infant from mother

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The conference on monkey menace also passed a resolution, demanding adequate compensation to the victims of monkey attacks. "Monkeys are everywhere in Agra ", Singh said. "They are in all the five railway stations in the city, in hospitals, hotels and roads". "They come in search of food, but they snatch and attack as well". Read More »