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Gujarat polls:PM Modi waits in queue, casts vote in Ahmedabad

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The Congress accused PM Modi of violating the Model Code of Conduct by taking out a "roadshow" after he voted. Many other senior leaders including Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be in Vejalpur region of Ahmedabad to vote while LK Advani will be in Ahmedabad city to cast his vote from Khanpur area. Read More »

Trump Boasts of 'Screeching' Halt to Growth of Regulations

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Trump said his administration had "decades of excess regulation" to remove, adding that he is challenging his cabinet to find and remove every single outdated, unlawful, and excessive regulation now on the books. "We're going to cut a ribbon because we're getting back below the 1960 level and we'll be there fairly quickly", he said. "But they're all moving back (into our country)", he said. Read More »

USA shows arms it says Iran gave to Yemeni rebels

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Adopted under former President Barack Obama, the historic deal lifted billions of dollars worth of Iranian sanctions in exchange for Tehran agreeing to halt its nuclear production, which the country maintained was always peaceful. -We will counter threats to the United States and our allies from ballistic missiles and other asymmetric weapons. A total of 12 Yemeni civilians were killed and several others injured during air bombardment conducted by Saudi-led warplanes in the southwestern ... Read More »

All Aadhaar linking deadlines extended till March 31, validity hearing in Jan

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Attorney general KK Venugopal told the court that the government was willing to extend the deadline for linking Aadhaar with all services to March 31, with the exception of mobile phones and new bank accounts. CJI Misra, however, observed that the court's earlier orders were passed based on the government's executive decision, and needed to be tested on anvils of the law, now that the Aadhaar Act is in place. Read More »

Tillerson, White House offer different opinions on North Korea talks

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Trudeau visited Cuba in November 2016, shortly before the death of dictator and Trudeau family friend Fidel Castro. Once talks are underway, he said, "we can begin to lay out a map, a roadmap of what we might be willing to work towards". Tillerson's overture sharply contrasts with the numerous threats and insults President Donald Trump has leveled at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whom the president has called " Little Rocket Man " and " short and fat ". Read More »

Police explore potential link between Skelton boys and teeth found in Montana

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Montana is in touch with the NBC affiliate in Detroit, who told us about a case of three missing boys from seven years ago . The three brothers from Morenci, Michigan went missing in November of 2010 . The Montana Crime Lab verified the remains were human. The anthropology department members say they are not ancient, and likely modern. Missoula police also disclosed December 13 that they're seeking a former tenant of the property as part of their investigation. Read More »

Charged in Slaying of Rapper Chinx

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Reports say the two men were already behind bars on unrelated charges when they were arrested for the rapper's murder. He grew up in Baldwin, and said at the time he was in a marijuana treatment program. Requests for comment from the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney's Office were not immediately returned. The suspects were expected to be arraigned at Queens Supreme Court. Read More »

Kim Jong Un allegedly executes ex Top Aide

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Naples has been famous for centuries for its Nativity scenes depicting Jesus' birth. North Korea may have just inadvertently revealed evidence of a long history of nuclear weapon production in the background of a news bulletin. "We thought, 'This would be awesome!'" Rodman said. -LiAngelo Ball appeared on The Breakfast Club morning radio show with his father, LaVar, on Wednesday and revealed he did not want to thank to Donald Trump for helping him return home after his arrest in China. Read More »

This 16-Year-Old's Reaction To Getting Into Harvard Is Priceless

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On Tuesday, Little posted a video to his Twitter account of himself and his classmates celebrating the acceptance. A big moment to be sure, especially for a 16-year-old. Little told The Huffington Post he plans to study math and computer science, and when he graduates wants to "find a job on Wall Street with the intention of opening a nonprofit to help children from my community get to the position that I'm now in". Read More »

Trump just shut down Tillerson's attempt to talk with North Korea - again

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The New York Times frames all this as "the latest example of a public rift between the president and his chief diplomat over North Korea " and cites sources who say that " White House officials were alarmed by Mr. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a press briefing the same. But the White House, where Tillerson has reportedly fallen out of favor, seemed to push back. Read More »

An airstrike on the Gaza strip

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Israel has closed border crossings when tensions are high, some which have not been reopened to date. The military claimed the overnight strikes hit Palestinian resistance movement Hamas facilities used as training and weapons storage facilities. Read More »

US Warplanes Fire Warning Flares at Russian Jets Over Syria

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The Defense Ministry spokesman also expressed bewilderment over the Pentagon's statement that the U.S. -led coalition will remain in Syria until the full defeat of the Islamic State (terror group, outlawed in Russia). Col. Damien Pickart told CNN. Pickart accused the Russian pilots of unsafe flying during the encounter. Russians agreed in November to maintain flights west of the Euphrates while coalition aircraft would maintain corridors in the east, with the understanding that they would ... Read More »

Bill barring abortion based on Down syndrome diagnosis passes OH legislature

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According to a proposed law, pregnant women will be effectively prevented from having an abortion in the state of OH if it's been found through genetic testing that their babies will be born with Down Syndrome. An Indiana judge found the law there unconstitutional because it restricts women's right to an abortion before the pregnancy is viable. The woman seeking the abortion would not be held accountable, according to the bill. Read More »

Rifts Remain between US, Russia over Syria Assad Political Future

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Al Jazeera's David Chater, reporting from Geneva , said this was the "eighth round of talks that has ended in failure", with Jaafari originally announcing he quit the current round of talks on December 3. Speaking on Swiss television station RTS, he urged Russian Federation to convince the Syrian government to clinch a peace deal with opposition groups, to end the almost seven-year-old war. Read More »

Committee recommends repealing the Eighth

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To better deal with the question of whether to allow abortion in the case of rape or incest, the committee made a decision to vote on the question of allowing abortion up until 12 weeks without any restriction. "Because what the Committee has done is they have shown a really frightening disregard for the right to life of unborn children". Sinn Féin members voting at the committee abstained from this motion as, according to Sinn Féin TD Louise O'Reilly, speaking at the committee, it doesn't ... Read More »

Children's health should never be a bargaining chip

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State officials began reaching out to their families on Tuesday, notifying them that FAMIS could be terminated on January 31. Congress originally authorized and funded CHIP for a 10-year period. I've taken the position here for my whole Senate service: "I believe in helping those who cannot help themselves but would if they could". Utah announced it will end CHIP at the end of January if Congress doesn't come up with money for the program. Read More »

Jisha murder case: Accused Ameer Ul-Islam gets death penalty

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Shockingly, when Jisha asked him to provide her some water, he had given her alcohol. Prosecution advocate N K Unnikrishnan said, "This was a brutal murder that shocked the conscience of Kerala". Autopsy revealed that there were 33 wounds on the body. Ameerul was awarded the death sentence two days after he was convicted of raping and murdering Jisha in 2016. Read More »

Here are Christmas concerts and special services to celebrate the season

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Chapel Street Congregational Church , 185 Chapel St., Lincoln, will have a service with Communion at 10 a.m., on Sunday, Dec. 24, and a traditional candlelight service with Communion at 9 p.m. 13, will focus on Jesus, the Shepherd. Visit www.CommunityChurch.org for more information and to sign up children in advance. Service of healing, memories, and Christ's presence for when Christmas does not feel like a happy time. Read More »

J&K NC decries NGT directive on Amarnath pilgrimage

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The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday (December 13) declared the Amarnath temple area from stairs to the holy cave as silence zone, thereby banning chanting of mantras and slogans in this area. "The one way queue of visitors/pilgrim will be maintained at the shrine". The bench further asserted that directions were also to ensure that adverse effects of "noise, heat and vibrations do not have adverse impact" on the Maha Shivling, so that pilgrims coming at the later part of limited period ... Read More »

Bermuda Votes to Replace Same-Sex Marriage With Civil Partnerships

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The country's MPs have voted to re-ban same-sex marriage, just six months after it was legalised. Pat McCrory in 2016 signed a bill that banned transgender people from using public bathrooms consistent with their gender identity and banned municipalities from enacting LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination measures. Read More »

Alabama's Mo Brooks has cancer

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Brooks, a former Madison County commissioner and Alabama state representative, has served in Congress since 2010. Brooks, who finished third in the special Republican primary for U.S. It was an "emotional" conversation, Brooks said, and he felt very alone when he had hung up the phone. "During the holidays, enjoy your family, because no one - no one - is promised tomorrow". Read More »

World Bank to Stop Funding Upstream Oil and Gas

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While world leaders come together to discuss how their nations can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, the World Bank's announcement also reaffirmed its commitment to the climate accord and outlined additional actions the group will take to address the climate crisis. Read More »

Plane crashes in northern Saskatchewan with 25 people on board, no fatalities

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RCMP members found the plane less than one kilometre from the airstrip. There was no explosion or fire when the turboprop plane crashed, police said. "I am hoping that she pulls through, that they have strength". Canada's Transportation Safety board said it was sending a team to investigate. "We can not confirm further details at this time as emergency responders are focused on the rescue effort", stated a spokesperson for the Fond du Lac RCMP. Read More »

Teva Axing 14000 Positions, Shutting Facilities Worldwide

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The Calcalist financial website reported earlier on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with Schultz and requested he curb as much as possible the damage to Israeli workers and ensure that Teva's Israeli identity will be preserved. Read More »

Ohio man tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex with minor

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Maruna allegedly told the officer that he was going to bring lube, Sprite, and chicken alfredo. Police were waiting because an undercover Austintown officer had been pretending to be the teen boy, according to WFMJ Channel 21 . They say Maruna's conversations were sexually graphic, he sent nude pictures of himself and he set up a meeting with someone whom he believed was an underage boy. Read More »

US Vice President postpones Israel visit

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The Republicans are hoping that the final votes will be held next week. Republicans can afford to lose two votes while counting on Pence to break a tie. The status of Jerusalem has been a central issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Trump's announcement last week was widely perceived as siding with Israel. Read More »

Russian Federation sends military delegation to North Korea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal. Read More »

Aadhaar-SIM linking deadline may get extended to March'18

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A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the final hearing on the petitions challenging the Aadhaar scheme itself would commence from January 17 next year. For PAN, it's March 31. "You may have a point on constitutionality, legality". Senior advocate Anand Grover raised the issue of data safety and said some persons and companies involved with the scheme, were connected to USA agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CIA and were also ... Read More »

Japan public sees 'no point' fleeing from North Korea missiles

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The White House said Wednesday that no negotiations could be held with North Korea until it improves its behaviour. Hope for dialogue to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons was kindled last week when United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman made a rare visit there, the highest level engagement by a United Nations official with North Korea since 2012. Read More »

Gas supply from Austrian gas hub back to normal after deadly blast

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The flow of Russian gas into the hub dropped immediately after the inferno, causing prices in some parts of the continent to soar to unprecedented levels. A state of emergency status allows the Italian government to carry out extraordinary measures to try to meet energy demands, such as allowing coal and oil power plants to fire at full blast. Read More »

Britain First deputy leader in NI court on hate speech charges

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A small group of supporters were in Belfast Magistrates Court - and after Ms Fransen was re-arrested, they staged a short but angry demonstration, holding placards and chanting in front of the media gathered outside the building. Ms Fransen spoke only once in the dock - to confirm she understood the charges against her. Around a dozen people in the public gallery watched her appearance, which was adjourned until later on Thursday to hear a bail application. Read More »

NYC attack: Who is suspect Akayed Ullah?

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The bomber was identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, who had a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his person, set off the crude device in the subway, just a block away from the crowded Times Square. The New York Police Department tweeted that there were "reports of an explosion of unknown origin" at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. "As New Yorkers our lives revolve around the subways". Read More »

Israel conducts several airstrikes accross Gaza Strip

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The Hamas spokespeople repeatedly attempted to paint Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a declaration of war against the Palestinians and all Muslims. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a combative speech that the United States and Israel have found themselves isolated following Mr Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »