• Narendra Modi on Jallikattu - Centre Supports State Government Steps

    Narendra Modi on Jallikattu - Centre Supports State Government Steps

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    As the festival with tradition of thousands of years, Tamil people organised the Jallikattu event as a token protest and also took out a small procession, he said . In Jallikattu, the bull was to be tamed within a radial distance of 15 metres beyond the enclosure. In a bid to find a solution to the ongoing protests against Jallikattu ban in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister O Paneer Selvam has started to Delhi.
  • How To Help The Italy Avalanche Victims After The Devastating Disaster

    How To Help The Italy Avalanche Victims After The Devastating Disaster

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    Rescuers were at the scene overnight as they fought to reach the hotel close to the Gran Sasso Mountain. One survivor described his escape to Italian news agency Ansa . The Italian authorities reported this today. 'There were 20 guests in the hotel'. His wife and two children were still in the devastated hotel, he said.
  • DOD: Obama Orders Bombing of 2 ISIS Camps in Libya Overnight

    DOD: Obama Orders Bombing of 2 ISIS Camps in Libya Overnight

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    The secretary said numerous estimated dead were fighters who had converged on the camps after fleeing from local partner forces that cleared Sirte last month with USA help. B-2 Spirit multi-role bombers are manned by two pilots that can climb to a ceiling of 50,000 feet. Islamic State militants in Libya have established what officials say is the group's largest and most powerful affiliate outside its core areas in Syria and Iraq, although its area of control has shrunk considerably over the ...
  • Oil Prices Fall In Spite Of Bullish OPEC Data

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    In its monthly oil market report , OPEC projected that the call on its crude for 2017 would be 32.10 million b/d, just below the target of 32.5 million b/d that the organization is aiming to hold production to, under the deal, though exemptions for Libya and Nigeria could complicate the picture.
  • Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence in Wikileaks case

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    Photo of Chelsea Manning that was released to the public after it was submitted as evidence in court proceedings. The 29-year-old Army private, formerly known as Bradley Manning , made worldwide headlines after releasing thousands of classified USA military documents to the whistleblower website Wikileaks.
  • Nigerian jet 'kills at least 50' civilians in accidental attack

    Nigerian jet 'kills at least 50' civilians in accidental attack

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    His spokesman said Mr Buhari's administration would offer help to the government of Borno state "in attending to this regrettable operational mistake ". "Teams are trying to provide emergency first aid in its facility and are stabilising patients to evacuate wounded", she said. MSF medical teams are now providing first aid to wounded patients in our facility in Rann.
  • Dad of girls missing 31 years waiting for call

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    As for the mother - whose assumed name, Leina, is almost an anagram for her given name, Elaine - Philbin said she had been successful in getting away with her crime for 31 years. Authorities said she was being "very" cooperative during the investigation. Police say their father has been informed and is "relieved". The separation was heated and violent, with Russell admitting to hitting Elaine, along with her punching and kicking him.
  • Victoria Beckham reportedly suing the Spice Girls

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    The Sun reports she is concerned they were mixing Spice Girls hits with fresh material. The two also bantered about Ed becoming the next Ginger Spice - and while Geri could surely never be replaced, it would be well worth seeing Ed in that Union Jack dress and some platform shoes at least once.
  • Trump to Continue Using @realDonaldTrump Twitter Account as President

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    Trump is aware of the power in his fingers, noting in a weekend interview that with Twitter, he "can go bing bing bing" and make national news using his social media accounts. On Jan. 5, the Chinese state-run website Xinhua published an editorial criticizing Trump for his tweets. Between his Twitter, Facebook , and Instagram, Trump has an astounding 46 million followers.
  • Cubans in Miami react to elimination of

    Cubans in Miami react to elimination of "wet foot, dry foot"

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    Existing policy, known as " wet foot, dry foot ", because the United States sent back Cuban migrants unlucky enough to be intercepted at sea, was as logically consistent as that derisive nickname implies. The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Donahue, was in Havana Friday to meet with Cuban officials. Cuban officials had long condemned the policy, saying it encouraged Cubans to take big risks to traverse the perilous waters of the Florida Straits.
  • Almost 100 refugees missing after boat sinks off Libya

    Almost 100 refugees missing after boat sinks off Libya

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    The Italian coast guard and two vessels operated by humanitarian activists did, however, rescue about 800 refugees who were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Greece or Italy. More than 1000 people have arrived in Europe by sea in the first two weeks of 2017, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) estimates. In another incident, the bodies of six people were found washed up on beaches near Algeciras, the port on the southern tip of Spain near Gibraltar, the Spanish sea rescue service ...
  • West Ham 15:00 Crystal Palace

    West Ham 15:00 Crystal Palace

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    Bilic confirmed that Payet won't be taking part against Crystal Palace , saying: "It has left me sad, angry, but at the moment Dimitri has said he will not play for the club, so I have no alternative but to plan for Saturday's match without him".
  • Obama to ease Sudan sanctions as he leaves office

    Obama to ease Sudan sanctions as he leaves office

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    Sudan has been subject to a USA trade embargo since 1997 for its alleged support for Islamist groups. One longtime Sudan watcher, Eric Reeves of Harvard, says US officials tend to overstate Sudan's cooperation on counterterrorism. Sudan had taken steps to counter ISIL and "other terrorist groups and has sought to prevent their movement into and through Sudan", state department spokesman John Kirby said at the time.
  • Obama admits Trump transition ´unusual´

    Obama admits Trump transition ´unusual´

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    Obama cautioned Trump not to run an "improvisational presidency" just like he ran an "improvisational campaign". Gallup noted that last month, Americans were evenly split at 48-percent on Trump's approval and disapproval. Roughly 55 percent of Americans disapprove of how Trump has explained his policy vision for America, while only 39 percent approve, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.
  • Good Samaritan shoots, kills suspect who ambushed Arizona trooper

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    As Andersson put out flares, the suspect opened fire and then attacked the wounded trooper. "My trooper would not be alive without his assistance", Milstead said . He is going to be "okay after some recovery", Milstead said. A suspect is dead and a DPS trooper recovering after he was attacked and shot along the I-10 early Thursday.
  • Events set for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Events set for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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    More info: 206-551-7316 or parkways.seattle.gov/ . Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is offering free admission on January 16. Parade/Peace March will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Other events planned as part of the celebration: - Unity March: Marching with a objective at 2 p.m. January 16, with members of Nu Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at the university's Central Plaza fountain.
  • Dylann Roof does not ask jury to spare his life

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    Attorney Jay Richardson said during his closing argument at Roof's sentencing. Also key to the government's case was was showing Roof's planning for the June 17, 2015 massacre, in which Roof targeted a group of worshipers who'd invited him to study the Bible with them on a Wednesday night, waiting almost an hour before opening fire.
  • Trudeau names Chrystia Freeland as Canada's foreign minister

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    A former academic, then-prime minister Jean Chrétien brought Dion into cabinet with his chief role being to counter the arguments of Quebec's separatist movement. A rookie Ontario MP, Karina Gould (Burlington), is the new minister of democratic institutions, replacing Maryam Monsef, who became minister for the status of women.
  • Auto bomb kills 13 civilians in Sadr city, Baghdad

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    Casualty reports for the January 8 explosion in the mainly Shi'ite district of Jamila vary, with some agencies reporting six dead and others reporting as many as 13. The Islamic State ( ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. Both attacks wounded at least 50 people. Islamic State is likely to resort to bomb attacks and similar tactics elsewhere in Iraq as it is driven out of its Mosul stronghold.
  • At Least 19 Killed in Syrian Explosion

    At Least 19 Killed in Syrian Explosion

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    A fuel truck has exploded in the centre of rebel-held town Azaz, near Syria's border with Turkey. Six of the dead were rebel fighters, it said. Azaz, only a couple of miles from the Turkish border, is a key town on a route used by opposition fighters moving between Syria and Turkey, and is a hub for anti-government activists as well as many displaced from the recent fighting in Aleppo city.
  • Prison escapee suspected in Mass. bank robbery attempt

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    He had been detained at the Wyatt Detention Facility since December 3, 2015, on federal criminal charges of theft of firearms from the Worcester Army Reserve Armory in 2015 brought in U.S. He was being held on charges that he stole 16 guns from a U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester. Earlier Thursday, authorities said they were investigating whether Morales is the same man who attempted to rob a bank in Cambridge.
  • Paul Ryan Doesn't Know What Dabbing Is

    Paul Ryan Doesn't Know What Dabbing Is

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    Republican Congressman from Wisconsin Paul Ryan has been re-elected as the speaker of the Unoted States House of Representatives. As the photographer prepared to begin snapping shots of the three, the young man raised his left arm to his face, a dance move known as dabbing.
  • Baggage handler survives 90-minute flight while locked in cargo hold

    Baggage handler survives 90-minute flight while locked in cargo hold

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    The airline said in a statement that United Express flight No. 6060 was operated by Mesa Airlines, and it landed safely at Dulles on Sunday at about 4:16 p.m. It's unclear how the baggage handler became locked in the baggage compartment or how his presence there was discovered. The flight reached altitudes of up to 27,000 feet, where outside temperatures can reach to minus 30 to 34 degrees.
  • 1000+ Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Territory

    1000+ Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Territory

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    During the course of the day, dozens of migrants managed to climb the first line of the barbed wire fence. Only two men successfully made it over both fences, but both were badly injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Ceuta and Malilla, the two Spanish enclaves in Spain often become the entry points for the African migrants into Europe. Spain has drawn criticism from human rights groups for allowing some migrants to be immediately turned back to Morocco in such incidents.
  • Trump ditches media to play round of golf

    Trump ditches media to play round of golf

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    President-elect Donald Trump in the final hours of 2016 renewed his doubts about the validity of US intelligence analyses that the Russian government had hacked the presidential campaign with the goal of putting him in the Oval Office. Not long after his election, Trump went out to dinner with his family in Manhattan without informing the pool of his whereabouts. The practice is meant to ensure that journalists are on hand to witness the activities of the president or president-elect, ...
  • China urges USA not to allow Taiwan president to stop over

    China urges USA not to allow Taiwan president to stop over

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    The talk of Tsai's US stopovers has already rattled Sino-US relations, and Beijing might take tough measures, including military threats, over a face-to-face meeting between her and Trump. Chinese officials have blamed Taiwan for creating trouble rather than Trump, and many of them believe he will be more accommodating to China once in office.
  • PM likely to address nation on New Year eve

    PM likely to address nation on New Year eve

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    It is being speculated that Modi will present a new course of action following the 31 December deadline for depositing demonetised currency. While speaking at the Digi Dhan Mela at Talkatora Stadium in the national capital, the prime minister said the country needs to move ahead with digital transactions in the future, adding that digital economy is the future of the country.
  • Iraq's resumed assault on IS in Mosul makes gains

    Iraq's resumed assault on IS in Mosul makes gains

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    The battle for Mosul, involving 100,000 Iraqi troops, members of the Kurdish security forces and Shi'ite militiamen, is the biggest ground operation in Iraq since the US -led invasion of 2003. On the east axis, Counter Terrorism Service units pushed west and south along two fronts. The fighting has been all the more devastating as it has been happening in a city amid civilians.
  • AFCON 2017: Zaha, Bailly in Cote d'Ivoire's provisional squad

    AFCON 2017: Zaha, Bailly in Cote d'Ivoire's provisional squad

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    Zaha's inclusion followed his decision to switch global allegiance from England to the West African nation, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Zaha, who was born in the Ivory Coast but moved to England aged four, growing up in south London, was earlier this week named in the Ivory Coast's provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
  • Lions' loss at Dallas keeps Bucs' playoff hopes alive

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    The first touchdown was one for Bryant's showreel, a 25-yard pass from Dak Prescott wide left into the end zone. Zenner, who had rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in the first half, had only 3 yards on two carries in the second half.
  • China re-establishes ties with former Taiwan ally Sao Tome

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    Last December, China's Defence Ministry confirmed that it was building a second aircraft carrier, but its launch date is unclear. "The threat of our enemy is growing day by day". Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Mr Wang said China "highly appreciated" Sao Tome's choice. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.
  • Prince George and Princess Charlotte join the Middleton family for Christmas

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte join the Middleton family for Christmas

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    Prince William and Kate Middleton just gave us all a Christmas present in the form of a Prince George and Princess Charlotte sighting. In a break from tradition, Kate Middleton and Prince William have chosen to spend the festive period with Kate's parents Michael and Carol Middleton in Bucklebury, rather than gather at the church service at the Sandringham estate with other members of the royal family.
  • Super typhoon Nina mars Christmas celebrations in the Philippines

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    It sustains winds of up to 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 215 kph. It is expected to traverse the provinces of Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Southern Quezon, Laguna, Batangas and Cavite. Some of the thousands of commuters stranded at dozens of Bicol ports that were closed for the typhoon spent the night inside evacuation centres on Friday.
  • Japanese destroyer spots China's Liaoning aircraft carrier fleet

    Japanese destroyer spots China's Liaoning aircraft carrier fleet

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    The Liaoning was commissioned by the Chinese navy in 2012 and last month Beijing said that the aircraft was geared up to engage in combat. It is the first time the Liaoning has been deployed to "distant sea waters", state media report. China said the exercises were routine. The Maritime Self-Defense Force has spotted eight Chinese warships, including an aircraft carrier, traveling east in the East China Sea, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
  • Patriots 41, Jets 3

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    Things went off the rails quickly for the Jets , as starter Bryce Petty opened the game 0-for-3 for zero yards, plus an interception on their second offensive drive that led to the Patriots first TD. Just watching him over the years, I have a lot of confidence in him and hopefully he can add something. You better believe absolutely no one in the National Football League wants to play this team right now, which is hard to believe after they had been written off halfway through the season.