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Twitter Bans Ads From Russia Today and Sputnik

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As a effect, RT and Sputnik may no longer purchase advertising on the site, although their accounts will not be suspended. Twitter said they "are taking this step now as part of our ongoing commitment to help protect the integrity of the user experience on Twitter". Read More »

South Korea growth fastest in seven years as exports boom

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Gross domestic product rose 1.4 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter, preliminary numbers from the Bank of Korea showed on Thursday, significantly beating the 0.8 percent forecast in a Reuters survey and marking the biggest jump since a 1.7 percent spike in the second-quarter of 2010. Read More »

Fake stamp paper mastermind Telgi, who got VIP treatment at jail, dies

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He had suffered multi-organ failure, and his condition was serious he was admitted to Trauma Care Centre, he was kept in intensive care unit from past one week. Recently, Telgi was in thick of controversy when former DIG (Prisons) D Roopa alleged that prison authorities were giving him preferential treatment in the prison. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi greets people on Chhath Puja

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At the " Kharna Prasad " distribution organised at his official residence last night, the Chief Minister lauded "amazing self-discipline and mankind's connect with nature" that is displayed during the Bihar's most significant religious festival. Read More »

Rain Reacts To Participants Of "The Unit" Congratulating Him On Newborn Baby

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The star couple celebrated the good news by sharing with fans an Instagram photo of a pair of white baby socks with soft pink flower embellishments. "Kim Tae-hee's priority is only to her baby". Rain and Kim Tae Hee's relationship was revealed on January 1, 2013 while Rain was fulfilling his military service. Cord blood is the blood left over in the placenta and in the umbilical cord after the birth of the baby. Read More »

Assange confirms analytics firm contacted WikiLeaks over Clinton emails

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After the Daily Beast report went up, Assange issued a statement in response saying, "We can confirm an approach by Cambridge Analytica and can confirm that it was rejected by WikiLeaks ". The company has said it is complying but is not under investigation and there is " no suggestion of wrongdoing ". Numerous emails published by WikiLeaks ahead of the election were stolen from Democratic officials , including Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta. Read More »

SAP reports its Gupta-linked accounts to US

A statement published today reveals that to date there is no evidence that the firm paid a South African government official, Transnet or Eskom employees. Fox-Martin said SAP had made its voluntary disclosure to the US authorities in July, shortly after the allegations hit. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the U.S. Read More »

Davis Davis urged to guarantee MPs a vote before Brexit

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Chris Bryant, a former Europe minister, told the House of Commons on Thursday that Davis seemed to have ditched his principles since joining the front bench. He earlier told MPs it is the Government's "intent and expectation" that MPs will have a vote before the European Parliament, adding: "That stands". Read More »

Imran seeks apology from ECP, Contempt of Court Case disposed of

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Imran Khan accompanied by his Counsel Babar Awan, Jahangir Khan Tareen, Fawad Chaudhry and Naeem-ul-Haq appeared before the ECP in Islamabad earlier in the morning in the Contempt of Court Case as per the directives of the Commission. Talking to reporters outside the ECP, Imran Khan said he was "glad" that the contempt proceedings against him had ended. He said that the objectives of staging sit-ins in Islamabad were for transparent elections. Read More »

Cash AWU explanation defies belief: Labor

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Michaelia Cash has said she had not considered resigning over the leak from her office of the Australian federal police's raid on the Australian Workers Union office and denied that a staffer who resigned had "taken a bullet" for her. "[Senator Cash] has since thrown a staffer under the bus, but we believe this matter does not sit exclusively with the staffer", Mr Walton said. At one point he sought to justify the AWU investigation on the basis the union had failed to comply with earlier ... Read More »

'I Went To An Ivy League School. I'm A Very Intelligent Person'

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I'm a very intelligent person . In a press gaggle on Wednesday afternoon, Trump declared, " I think the press makes me more uncivil than I am ". "Even though it's amusing, because he's so insecure that he has to tell people he went to an Ivy League college and he's a very intelligent man, the sad part is this is another day of lying", Scarborough said. Read More »

Prosecutor to show video of 2 more suspects in Kim's murder

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Investigating officer Asst Supt Wan Azirul Nizam Chie Wan Aziz told the court today that "Hanamori", a man wearing a purple shirt, appeared to be in charge. "Perhaps tomorrow, we will show to the court who are the two". Mr Y was seen to meet up with Doan at the departure hall on Level 3. "So perhaps tomorrow we will show another two suspects who are still at-large", he said. Read More »

Health care services set for changes

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That exposes insurers to a potential $1 billion loss for the remainder of this year, and state regulators have been approving premium increases for next year to compensate. "That is our target for this year". "There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore", but that is not how those who want health care reform, including Catholic leaders, see it, and it's not the general public's view either, according to a recent poll. Read More »

Fire breaks out at Mumbai slum, reaches Bandra railway station

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As per initial reports, the fire broke out in a slum area in Behrampada of Bandra East. According to media reports, a fire official has been injured in the incident. No fatalities have been reported so far, a fire brigade official said. "Sixteen fire tenders and 12 water tankers are now at the spot, and the fire fighting operation is underway", said Chief Fire Officer P.S. Read More »

US House Approves Legislation Against Iran, Hezbollah

On Thursday, the House will vote on another bill calling for additional sanctions on Iran related to its ballistic missiles programme. The bill targeting Iran's missile work - which has earned bipartisan support - would require the president to report to Congress details of Tehran's missile supply chain, and determine whether its program violates worldwide law. Read More »

Catalan leader reportedly set to call snap election

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While it is not clear how the central government will take over in practical terms, nor how Catalan civil servants and police will react, some independence supporters have threatened a campaign of civil disobedience, raising the possibility of ugly confrontations. Read More »

Government looking at other options to re-verify mobile numbers

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However, there has been major discontent amongst many mobile customers over the manner in which the authentication process is being carried out by telecom companies. The OTP mode will leverage the mobile number which is already registered with the Aadhaar database, and can be used for re-verification of subscribers' other mobile numbers too. Read More »

Several people dead after train crash in Finland

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General Jarmo Lindberg said in a statement: 'Today I have received a heartbreaking message: Three conscripts have died in an accident in Raseborg'. A total of 11 people have been taken to nearby hospitals. The Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö said that Thursday "had started with a shocking news" and he feels "ultimate grief". Finnish President Sauli Niinisto expressed his condolences in a statement, calling it an "unfortunate tragedy", saying the conscripts were taking part in "a ... Read More »

Poroshenko thanks Erdogan for his efforts to free Umerov, Chiygoz

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Two leading Crimean Tatar activists imprisoned this year by Russian authorities in annexed Crimea have been freed and have flown to Turkey, the wife of one activist said Wednesday. According to investigators, Umerov, who stayed on the territory of Ukraine in March 2016, publicly voiced calls in a live broadcast of the Ukrainian TV Channel ATR for the need to violate Russia's territorial integrity. Read More »

Indonesia fireworks factory explosion kills dozens

According to AAP (via SBS News ), the fire broke out at around 9am in an industrial complex in Tangerang, a satellite city of Indonesia's capital Jakarta . The fire had damaged the bulding, where parts of the building collapsed and also caused damage to nearby cars. Witnesses in the area reported hearing two blasts in the area. Read More »

Prez hails Tipu Sultan, sparks war of words between Cong and BJP

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Senior BJP leaders tried to downplay the statement, as the state unit stood isolated in its campaign against Tipu Sultan. The president was in Bengaluru on Wednesday to participate in the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Vidhana Soudha, the iconic structure and the seat of the Karnataka legislature . Read More »

Elementary school principal sorry for Trump tombstone at Halloween party

A number of parents sent pictures of the tombstone to Massachusetts Republican Party committeewoman, Amanda Orlando Kesterson, who denounced it as " disgusting " in an angry post on Facebook . She went on to say that such events are "not the place" for politics and that she was troubled that some families were made uncomfortable by the display, The Hill reported. Read More »

Rizzo Surprises 12-Year-Old Cancer Patient With New Photo, Signed Jersey

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She hung a photo of Rizzo on the wall, until someone snatched it. Children's Hospital said it checked surveillance and does not believe the photo was stolen, adding it may have fallen into a trash can. "I just kind of hoped it would brighten her spirits, help cheer her up", Abby's mother, Jill Schrage, told the TV station. Cubs spokesman Julian Green said Anthony Rizzo was unavailable to comment, but Green said he is not surprised by the slugger's willingness to replace what was lost. Read More »

PM Modi: Consumer protection in line with 'New India' mission

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He said India was among the few countries which had enacted a law a year after the United Nations adopted guidelines on consumer protection in 1986. Government officials said the countries participating at the meet will share how they are ensuring consumer protection and the kind of legal framework they have put in place, especially in view of the challenge that online shoppers and those financial services face. Read More »

Iraqi PM Abadi demands annulment not freeze of KRG referendum

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In retaliation, Iraq recently seized large areas of territory that Kurdish forces had captured over the years beyond the borders of the autonomous region. "Kurdish parties themselves were divided on the timing of the referendum". "The legions of the heroic based towards the last hideout of terrorism in Iraq in order to liberate al-Qaïm, Rawa and the villages and hamlets in the west ofal-Anbar", announced Prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Read More »

World Health Organization rescinds Mugabe appointment amid backlash

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The head of the United Nations health agency has chose to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" after the choice drew widespread criticism. Several world leaders and health organisations were outraged by the decision, noting that Zimbabwe's health system has collapsed under Mugabe's regime. Read More »

Chief Minister Leads Cleanliness Drive Outside Taj Mahal

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had taken a potshot at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath when he wrote on social media, "Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja". Soon after, BJP leader Sangeet Som called the Taj Mahal "a blot on Indian history" and the makers of the monument "traitors". The basic and advanced amenities of the tourist destinations would be provided by them. Read More »

Swiss Couple Stalked, Brutally Thrashed In UP

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According to Quentin and Marie, they were strolling near the Fatehpur Sikri railway station when some youths approached them. In a report surfaced in a newspaper, a couple from Lausanne in Switzerland was allegedly brutally thrashed by a group of youth in Agra's Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday. Read More »

Couple in vehicle forcibly stopped, woman shot dead in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi

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But we are probing all angles."Special Commissioner of Police, Dependra Pathak , however, added, "Apart from the money lending angle, we are probing the couple's relationship". Immediately after the shooting, Pankaj called up the police and said he was taking his wife to Saroj Hospital in Madhuban Chowk, a 15-minute drive away, and drove straight there, the family said. Read More »

Five from Gujarat, Kerala held for IS links

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Kerala Police have unearthed various social media profiles and blog accounts of the IS suspects which are being widely used to attract youth to the IS. Three youths were arrested on October 25. They were arrested based on an evidence obtained after examining their phone calls. According to police the three had returned from Turkey around four months back. Read More »

India, US pitch for freedom of navigation, unimpeded commerce

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In August, President Donald Trump accused the country of serving as a safe haven for terrorists and the Taliban and not living up the legacy of the Cold War American-Pakistani alliance. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States was concerned that extremist groups pose a threat to the "stability and security" of the Pakistan government. Read More »