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J&K opposition to boycott CM's speech on governor's address

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Responding to the former chief minister Omar Abdullah's remarks that there was no clarity on Sharma mandate, she said the appointment order clearly states that the "Government of India representative is to initiate and carry forward the dialogue with elected representatives, various organisations and concerned individuals in the state of Jammu and Kashmir". Read More »

Sen Feinstein Release of Fusion GPS Testimony Disgrace, Possibly Illegal

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Trump, who coined the new nickname "Sneaky Dianne Feinstein ", called the document release "underhanded and possibly illegal" and a "disgrace" in a tweet Wednesday. President Donald Trump unleashed on Democratic Sen. Last week, Grassley and Sen. Trump added on Wednesday that "the single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues", referring to the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Syrian army claims Israel struck targets near Damascus in overnight raids

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The military said the Syrian air defense shot down one missile and the rest fell on one of the Syrian military sites, causing material damage. 09 de enero de 2018, 09:24Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced Tuesday Israel launched three attacks on military targets, using jets and ground-to-ground missiles. Read More »

Authorities respond to fire on Trump Tower roof

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The president's son Eric tweeted his thanks to firefighters for doing "an incredible job". Local media initially reported there were no injuries but one person sustained a serious, possibly life-threatening injury, and another had a minor injury, the Fire Department of NY has said. Read More »

Robert De Niro Has The Strongest Words For US President, Donald Trump

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De Niro, an Oscar-winning actor, was clearly seen dissatisfied with Trump and went into full accusation mode. "It's The Emperor's New Clothes - this guy is a f**ing fool". "He's a punk, he's a dog, he's a pig, he's a con, a bulls**t artist", he also said. He ended the 2016 video rant by saying that he'd "like to punch him in the face". Read More »

Weather Authority: Wintry mix beginning Wednesday night

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High temperatures are expected to top out in the lower 60s. Any remaining snow on the ground should be gone by Friday afternoon, as rain chances will be us. Colder air keeps high temperatures in the upper-20s and low-30s for Sunday . A few isolated light showers during the morning commute. Some more fog may develop overnight tonight as skies clear out and temperatures drop into the middle to upper 20s for lows - 27 for a low in Springfield. Read More »

'Black Panther' breaks Marvel's pre-sale record on Fandango

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Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018. Advanced ticket sales don't necessarily mean Black Panther will hit that number - the box office in February is typically below May's - but between the buzz and its release over the extended Presidents Day weekend, Panther figures to debut to some damn good numbers. Read More »

Limestone County likely home for $1.6B Toyota-Mazda plant

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Reports have indicated that Alabama and North Carolina were the two finalists for the Toyota-Mazda plant. Mazda is also expected to make an SUV at the site. has changed its plan to make Corollas at a plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, now under construction, and instead will produce Tacoma pickups there, Toyota has said. Read More »

Two injured in Trump Tower blaze

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It comes as NY and much of the U.S. east coast endure a cold snap as part of the "bomb cyclone" weather conditions. It was reported that the entire fire was contained within one hour and 15 minutes. "No smoke conditions, no fire inside the building", he said. He described flames coming out of vents but reported that no fire or smoke was inside the building's rooms. Read More »

SC Modifies Order, Now National Anthem not Mandatory in Cinemas

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However, the Supreme Court on Tuesday revoked its short-term order on mandatory playing of national anthem before movie screenings in cinema halls after multiple instances of vigilante patriotism. The court had indicated it might reverse its ruling. It had acted on a PIL filed Shyam Narayan Chowksy. It had said, "Why do we have to wear patriotism on our sleeves?" He questioned the need for such an Order, "People go to cinema halls for undiluted entertainment". Read More »

'Padmavat' will not be released in Rajasthan: CM Vasundhara Raje

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Apart from changing the film's title, the modifications included disclaimer that does not claim historical accuracy, modifications in the song " Ghoomar " to make the depiction befitting the character being portrayed, correcting incorrect/misleading references to historical places, and a disclaimer that says the film doesn't subscribes to the practice of Sati or seeks to glorify it. Read More »

Up to 64 migrants drown in weekend sinking off Libya: NGOs

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The incident involved a crowded rubber dinghy that sailed from the northern coasts of the African country. The boats were at sea near Garabulli, where departures have become more common since local armed groups began preventing boats from leaving from the coast to the west of Tripoli last summer. Read More »

Zuma appoints commission of inquiry into state capture

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Cape Town - Newly elected president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress and country Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting that will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, later this month. Read More »

Libya Rescues 279 Migrants at Sea, but 100 More Are Feared Dead

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Reuters spoke to survivors who say that about 50 people who had boarded the boats now are missing, while Libya's Coast Guard stated in a press release it believes that number might be as high as 100. "It's a step-by-step process, hopefully they will work through what happened and later provide more information", Agliozzo said. Some 119,000 embarked on the perilous journey, a decrease of one third on the previous year, according to Italy's interior ministry. Read More »

Teacher handcuffed after questioning superintendent's $38000 raise during school meeting

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Hargrave attended Monday's special meeting of the Vermilion Parish school district, as board members were deciding on a new contract for its superintendent Jerome Puyau . Earlier in the meeting, the teacher identified herself as Deyshia Hargrave . " I am not, you just pushed me to the floor ", Hargrave responds. She reminded the school board and Puyau that it was the teachers and students who have met state goals, yet they have not gotten a raise. Read More »

Interior Secretary Zinke: Florida Offshore Oil Drilling Is 'Off The Table'

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The five-year plan would open 90 percent of the nation's offshore reserves to development by private companies, Zinke said, with 47 leases proposed off the nation's coastlines from 2019 to 2024. The Secretary of the Department of the Interior wants to lease acres of the Gulf of Mexico, now off-limits, for oil drilling, promising the plan would create new jobs and help the country become more energy independent. Read More »

South Korean Officials Head to Border for Talks With North

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South Korean officials earlier said they also suggested resuming temporary reunions of families separated by war. "At least the telephone hotline is open". in nearly every instance, ultimately we've been disappointed". China's Foreign Ministry said it was happy to see talks between North and South Korea and welcomed all positive steps. Read More »

China Says 32 People, Mostly Iranians, Missing After Oil Tanker Collision

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Chinese authorities dispatched three ships to clean the oil spill, while South Korea dispatched a ship and a helicopter. Thick clouds of dark smoke could be seen billowing out of the Sanchi tanker, engulfing the vessel as rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather and fire on and around the ship, Mohammad Rastad, head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation , told Iranian television. Read More »

No. 8 Texas Tech quite familiar with No. 9 Oklahoma's standout

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Senior guard Keenan Evans led the Red Raiders with 19 points in the loss. Young hit his first three-pointer almost three minutes into the second half to give the Sooners a 36-31 lead. "We didn't give them many easy looks", Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. More so, he was efficient from the field (6 of 11) while knocking down four of his seven shots from the 3-point line. Read More »

Madrasas produce terrorists, says Shia Central Waqf Board chief; demands ban

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In the letter, the Board said funds to run the madrassas were also coming from Pakistan and Bangladesh and that even some terror outfits were assisting them. "At the same time, Mullas are using these madrasas as money minting machines for they get huge donations from overseas and also from some terror outfits in the name of religious education", Rizvi has said adding that thus they do no good to the society but add to unemployment in the country. Read More »

Willie Nelson Cancels Shows Due to Breathing Issues

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Ticketmaster promptly told fans it was going to refund the costs of tickets and fees. Nelson was hampered health-wise on a few occasions a year ago, as he had to nix a show in Salt Lake City, Utah, citing respiratory issues linked to high altitude. Read More »

Trump advisor refuses to leave CNN set

Tapper abruptly ended the interview, calling Miller "obsequious" and accusing Miller of wasting his viewers' time. The Hill and CBS News later confirmed that Miller was escorted off the CNN set. Tapper had been asking questions about Trump's fitness, and queried Miller about a weekend tweet in which Trump wrote that he was a "very stable genius" . Read More »

Winfrey won't mount presidential run

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Mr Trump said during his meeting on Tuesday that campaigning against Ms Winfrey would be "a lot of fun". Oprah has raised millions of dollars for various causes, including shelters for battered women but, like Mr Trump when he launched his White House campaign, she has no prior experience in government. Read More »

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2017

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The preliminary data released by NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information serve as another indication that climate change shows little sign of relenting - with troubling implications for the risk of extreme weather and climate events in the future. Read More »

North Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games: IOC official

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The discussions will be held on Tuesday. Two additional ministerial-level government officials - Vice Minister of Unification Chun Hae-sung and Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Roh Tae-kang - will also take part in the talks. Read More »

Israeli shot near West Bank settlement dies

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Israeli forces closed on Wednesday Huwwara checkpoint south of Nablus preventing movement of cars on a major north-south West Bank road. A military spokeswoman said troops were searching for the suspects. Settlements are one of the most heated issues in efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, frozen since 2014. Palestinians are particularly opposed to them, since the territory is where leaders want a future sovereign State of Palestine to exist. Read More »

Iran bans English lessons in primary school

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has previously lambasted the spread of English to younger students, though the language has persisted as citizens in the Islamic Republic use it to connect to the worldwide community in academia, business and other fields. Read More »

Ecuador Seeks Arrangement for Julian Assange to Leave London Embassy

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Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said at a news conference on Tuesday that the situation involving the WikiLeaks founder staying at the London embassy for more than five years "is not stable". Espinosa emphasized that besides possible global assistance, cooperation will also be required from United Kingdom authorities, which are looking to arrest Assange for violating the terms of his 2012 bail. Read More »

Canadian Passport Ranked #4 Best To Have In The World

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Formerly known as the Henley & Partners Visa Restriction Index, the ranking - described as the "most rigorous and sophisticated measure of global access" - takes into account 219 different countries and territories, and is the *only* index based on exclusive travel information and data derived from the International Air Transport Association . Read More »

A Week on, Tamil Nadu Transport Workers Continue Indefinite Strike

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Trade unions are misleading the workers on the wage issue. Unfortunately, the temporary drivers were involved in at least four accidents on Monday. Uncertainty loomed large over advance booking of tickets for special buses for Pongal, which normally commences ahead of the harvest festival on 14 January. Read More »

Fire at Trump Tower in NY

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President Trump was in Washington and has plans travel to Nashville to give a speech at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention. Trump Tower has been protected by heavy security presence since President Trump was elected in November 2016. Read More »