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NY police report blast near Times Square

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The overall situation, following the detonation that took place near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, appeared to have been contained, authorities said. While the Port Authority attack claimed no lives and caused relatively little damage, it comes just six weeks after a Halloween terror attack in which a man allegedly used a truck to mow down pedestrians and cyclists on a popular bike trail and pedestrian walkway that is also located on Manhattan's West Side. Read More »

Fischbach, abortion politics enter into Senate appointment announcement

The governor has asked Attorney General Lori Swanson for a formal opinion on the issue. Dayton said he invited Fischbach to lunch Friday to discuss the succession and her role as lieutenant governor. Republicans now hold a one-seat majority, with 34 seats. One possible scenario put forth by Democrats is to call a one-day special session, during which Fischbach would step down from the president job and the chamber would agree to elect a DFL Senate president. Read More »

Report finds that more schools get top Ofsted marks

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Labour said Government policies had created problems with teachers' pay and recruitment, while education unions said Ofsted could be part of the problem. And 92% of primary schools were rated in the top Ofsted categories - 2% more than the previous year. Havering's secondary schools are performing below the national average. Read More »

Trump praises deal on GOP tax cuts

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House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on an overhaul of the nation's tax laws. "I just want to say that people are up 30 percent, 40 percent, 50 percent, depending on what's in there, and they are very, very happy", Trump continued. Read More »

Chennai cop shot dead with own gun in Rajasthan

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While inspector Periapandiyan was bringing the robber out of the kiln, he got hold of the inspector's service revolver tied to his belt and shot him in the head. One other policeman has sustained minor injuries. "The team was looking for Nathuram Jat who is wanted for a burglary that took place in Chennai on November 16". Read More »

Transgender troops ban is overturned

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Despite President Donald Trump's opposition, transgender people can enlist in the military beginning January 1, according to The Hill . Yesterday the Pentagon announced that enlistment of transgender troops will begin on the first of the year, but those seeking to serve will be required to show an 18-month history of being clinically stable and free from distress from undergoing gender transition or reconstruction. Read More »

Undercover Israeli border police nab Palestinian protesters

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The soldiers also invaded Sebastia town, north of Nablus, and broke into homes before occupying their rooftops. One threw a smoke grenade while others shot into the air above protesters. Clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli occupation forces were renewed on Wednesday in several districts across the occupied West Bank as Palestinians continued to protest in rejection of the US President's decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of " Israel ". Read More »

Israel shuts down Gaza crossings, strikes posts in Gaza following rocket attack

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In a statement the Israeli army said they had targeted three Hamas military facilities in different parts of the Gaza Strip, which Hamas controls. A third rocket landed in an open field, and the fourth fell short of clearing the Gaza security fence and instead impacted the United Nations-run Ghazi al-Shawa public school in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun. Read More »

Jisha murder case: Death sentence for Ameerul Islam

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ADGP Sandhya, who headed the investigating team in the case, told media persons after the sentencing, "Police and prosecution worked hard in this case and we had expected a favourable verdict". The police were accused of botching the investigation. The police team also showed an unnecessary urgency to cremate her body at police crematorium. Read More »

PM Abbasi arrives in Istanbul to attend OIC summit on Jerusalem

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He said it is a blatant attempt to set in motion, steps to change the historic and lawful status of the Holy City. The PM Abbasi delegation was received by senior Turkish government officials, and Pakistan Ambassador to Turkey Syrus Sajjad Qazi at the Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul . Read More »

Rahul pitches for women's greater role in Congress

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Rahul also promised that the Congress would not give the government a "choice" in the matter of the Women's Reservation bill. Gandhi added that it was the organisation's ideology, and that the Congress' ideology comprises of greater participation for women. Read More »

USA executes air strike in Somalia's capital

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The wounded have been taken to nearby hospitals for medical treatment. The suicide bomber infiltrated the police checkpoints and blew up himself during a police gathering, Somali National News Agency said, adding the injured had been taken to hospital. Read More »

GOP tax bill cheerleading is not analysis

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Several middle-income families joined the president in the grand foyer of the White House to promote the reform. The agreement reached by House and Senate Republicans paves the way for final votes next week. Mr. Jones won a special election on Tuesday night over Roy Moore , a Republican, flipping control of the seat and reducing the Republican Senate margin to 51-49. Read More »

Councillors vote to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award

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Dublin Lord Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha said he proposed stripping Ms Suu Kyi of the honour "a number of months ago on the basis of the horrendous treatment of the Rohingya people in Myanmar". "We believe that it does". The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. The Myanmar leader has come under worldwide scrutiny in recent months for her country's treatment of the minority Rohingya people, the United Nations have compared the situation as comparable to ethnic cleansing . Read More »

Plane carrying 25 people crashes near Fond du Lac

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RCMP located the plane less than one kilometre from the runway. The plane that crashed is an ATR-42, according to Rick Philipenko, the chief financial officer of Saskatoon-based West Wind Aviation. Police say additional emergency rescue resources are on the way to the scene from the Royal Canadian Air Force and Search and Rescue. Fond-du-Lac resident Raymond Sanger was at the community's bingo hall with his son when his son got a call about the crash . Read More »

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's most adorable couple moments

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Even though the wedding was held on Italian soil we are told that it was a strictly Hindu-Punjabi affair! Millions of breath-taking pictures of the bride and groom have surfaced online and have won several hearts. There too, the couple will participate in some post-wedding rituals. On December 21st, the couple is hosting a reception for their families. Virat will be shifting from his hometown Delhi to Mumbai unlike it should be gone in reverse case. Read More »

Okinawa boy injured after window falls off US Marine chopper

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There were no reports of serious injuries from the accident that took place at 10:09am local time at an elementary school near the Futenma marine airbase. "This kind of incident causes worries among not only people at the school but all the people in Okinawa and should never happen", said chief Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga. Read More »

Russian, Chinese foreign ministers call on President Kovind

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The standoff ended on August 28 when both the sides mutually agreed to withdraw troops. Wang said the bilateral ties went through a serious test after the incident. The Korean peninsula is engulfed in a "vicious cycle" of confrontation but there is still a chance for a peaceful resolution to the crisis, according to China's foreign minister. Read More »

PM to commission 1st Scorpene submarine

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the submarine at the naval dockyard in Mumbai on Friday. Kalvari is a diesel-electric attack submarine that has been built for the navy by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. The "Boot Together' of the submarine wherein the five separate sections were welded into one was completed on July 30, 2014". The hull form, fin and hydroplanes are specifically created to produce minimum underwater resistance. Read More »

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Advani, Arun Jaitley to vote in Ahmedabad today

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Among others who attended the dinner include former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , former vice president Hamid Ansari , Pakistan High Commisioner, former foreign minister K Natwar Singh, former Army Chief Deepak Kapoor, former diplomats Salman Haider, Satinder Lambah, TCA Raghavan, Sharat Sabharwal, Chinmaya Gharekhan and senior journalists including Prem Shankar Jha and Rahul Khushwant Singh. Read More »

Serco bullish on profit expectations

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Serco said refilling the pipeline is "unlikely to be a smooth progression" given the effect of the timing and scale of individual opportunities but has signed a definitive agreement to buy a large part of Carillion's United Kingdom healthcare facilities management business that will boost its order book. Read More »

Mirai Botnet : 3 Men Plead Guilty to Cybercrimes

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It sent a massive amount of traffic to Dyn's servers in a Distributed Denial of Service Attack , causing websites like Netflix, Spotify, Reddit, Twitter and Github to go down . Jha wrote the source code for Mirai, according to his plea agreement . Jha and Norman were additionally charged in the District of Alaska with conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act for infecting more than 100,000 primarily US -based devices, including home Internet routers, with malware that ... Read More »

Bella Hadid condemns Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem

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Trump's move the previous day to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and set in motion a plan to move the USA embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was celebrated at the party Thursday. A month later, his campaign aired a TV advert which used footage of Mrs Clinton fainting and said the Democrat nominee "doesn't have the fortitude, strength or stamina to lead in our world". Read More »

Grand Rapids chief: Handcuffing of girl, 11, was disturbing

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The incident involving 11-year-old Honestie Hodges , happened December 6 on the city's northwest side as police were searching for Honestie's aunt, who was wanted for allegedly stabbing her younger sister a few blocks away. "We have to start looking at it through a lens from everything from training, de-escalation tactics, supervision". Officers got permission to search the house and didn't locate the suspect. Read More »

Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug

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An anti-doping test that the British Team Sky rider took during the race in Spain on September 7 showed twice the permitted level of the drug Salbutamol in his body. Team Sky was established in 2009 by Dave Brailsford, the man behind Britain's 14 medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with the target of producing the country's first Tour champion - a feat accomplished by Wiggins in 2012. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, UAE pledge 130 million euros for Sahel anti-terror force

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The French president initially gave figures for the Gulf donations in dollars, but his office later indicated that the pledges were in fact in euros. To achieve those ends, French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting among others the leaders of the five participating countries, Germany and Italy as well as the Saudi and Emirati foreign ministers. Read More »

Jerusalem Is Already Israel's Capital. Trump Just Made it Official

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Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Church in Egypt, also won't meet Pence because the US administration's decision fails to take "into consideration the feelings of millions of people", the church said on its Facebook page. Addressing a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, head of the League, said Trump's decision "condemned" the United States and the president's administration, the Associated Press reported. Read More »

Man strips naked, jumps on vehicle after crash in northern Virginia

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He apparently broke the window of that truck and used a knife to stab the vehicle's roof . "I had no idea why the BMW driver was so angry, and I watched the footage back to see if the driver in the Clio had done something to annoy him, but saw nothing wrong", said the motorist who filmed the incident, who was identified only as Parmar. Read More »