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UP CM maintains silence on threats to schools on Christmas

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However, the government said it has no knowledge of such letter. It may be recalled that the Hindu outfit claimed Christmas celebration in schools, with a major population of Hindu students, is a step "towards forced conversions". The state's additional director general of police (law and order), Anand Kumar , asked district police chiefs to protect the constitutional freedom of practicing one's religion and take appropriate action against anybody trying to break the law. Read More »

'Facebook, Microsoft disabled North Korean cyber threats'

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The Foreign Office has blamed North Korea for the cyberattack that paralysed parts of the NHS and brought down computer networks worldwide. Asked what the US planned to do in response, Bossert admitted there wasn't much room left to apply pressure to change the regime's behavior. Read More »

Lawyer Made Porn in Jail with Inmates, Sheriff Says

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Detectives alleged it is possible that Spark executed the same pay-for-sex scheme other female inmates at the Pinellas County Jail, and possibly even at other jails across Tampa Bay and Central Florida . Through an undercover operation, investigators learned that Shanna Boselli, who was sentenced to 40 years in federal court on child pornography charges, had met Spark before her sentencing at a porn convention in Tampa. Read More »

Lighting a candle for North Korea talks

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Canada and the United States said on Tuesday they will co-host a meeting of foreign ministers in Vancouver in January to demonstrate worldwide solidarity against North Korea's continued nuclear and missile tests. The U.S. has said that all options including military ones are on the table though it prefers diplomatic solutions in handling North Korea. However, the White House also pointed out in a statement that dialogue was not possible unless North Korea changed its position on its ... Read More »

Korea, US could review postponing military drills before Olympics

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More than 220 South Korean Marines and 220 US Marines took part in the drill, which comes less than two months before the Winter Olympic Games set to be held there in February. South Korea and the US frequently hold military exercises to test their readiness against North Korea , and the biggest - known as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle - are held every spring, involving some 17-thousand USA troops and over 300-thousand South Koreans. Read More »

The UK's Britain's new $5.2 billion warship has a leak

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And repairs will not cost the British taxpayer a penny, the Defence Secretary has insisted. The HMS Queen Elizabeth , which has an estimated service life of 50 years, has been leaking for a while. The company said: "It is normal practice for a volume of work and defect resolution to continue following vessel acceptance". Theresa May hailed the ship as a symbol of a "great global maritime nation" after it arrived at its base in Portsmouth for the first time in August. Read More »

Victor Moses out of final three-man shortlist — CAF Awards

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The absence of Victor Moses in the final three means Nigeria's wait for the next Nigerian African player of the year will continue. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Asiamah, in an address, also promised that Ghana would play ideal hosts to make the 2017 Aiteo CAF Awards at the Accra International Conference Centre the best ever celebration of African football's achievements. Read More »

A Single Vote Has Flipped Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates

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Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring said in the release. If the tally stands, the House of Delegates will be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. Two more recounts are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. Simonds wasn't forecast to be a serious competitor to Yancey going into the November 7 election; nor were Democrats expected to have a chance to take back the House of Delegates, which Republicans have controlled for 17 years. Read More »

Wednesday washout followed by cooler weather and more rain over Christmas weekend

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Christmas Day: Mostly sunny - high near 25. Partly cloudy skies and a southern flow have allowed temperatures to reach the 60s in many locations today! Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. According to national forecaster Met Eireann, tonight will be a "mild, cloudy night with patches of rain, drizzle and fog and locally poor visibility". Read More »

Two dead after fire rips through Cameron House Hotel

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A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: 'Around 6.50am on Monday, 18 December, police were called to a report of a fire at Cameron House Hotel near Alexandria. The owner of the nearby Duck Bay Hotel has offered to provide tea, coffee and refreshments to emergency services at the scene. "One person, as previously stated, was pronounced dead at the scene". Read More »

Sensex, Nifty Surge To Record Highs

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The equity markets built upon the trigger provided in the last session as both Sensex and Nifty finished on closing highs, gaining 0.70 per cent each. Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services, said: "Euphoria from election verdict and progress in USA tax cut fuelled the market to rally near the all time high". Read More »

West Suffolk bin collection days over Christmas

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If you are due to have your grey refuse bin emptied on Christmas Day (Monday) you should put your bin out for collection on Wednesday, 27 December. If that is your usual collection day then this year there will be an earlier collection for you on Saturday, December 23. Read More »

Banking panel kills Trump nominee to lead Export-Import Bank

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Mike Rounds (S.D.) and Tim Scott (S.C.) - joining with Democrats on the committee to reject the nomination, a rare break from Trump for Republicans. WASHINGTON-Ahead of scheduled Senate votes on President Trump's nominations to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a leading science and tech policy think tank, today called on the administration and Congress to ensure that the bank's leadership is fully committed to fulfilling its ... Read More »

Hawe Inquest: Family were 'unlawfully killed'

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Mrs Coll continued her line: "Seeing that you never met Alan Hawe, Clodagh or his family, did you ever consider speaking to the family in relation to him and how he was?" "It's unimaginable what you have had to endure", she said. He said in the course of a severe mental illness people's judgement is severely impaired and he believes this is what happened in this case. Stephen and Olive Hawe said in a statement released as the inquest into the five deaths draws to a close in Cavan, that in ... Read More »

IOF arrest mother hours after taking her teenage daughter

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The soldiers remained in their place initially and did not respond. They then move backwards. Nariman was attempting to seek information about her 17-year-old daughter Ahed, who was arrested from their home in the village of Nabi Saleh hours earlier. Read More »

United States to Officially Blame North Korea for Wannacry Cyber Attack

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This was enough, at the time, to insinuate North Korea was behind Wannacry, though researchers warned it was " well short of poof , " and that copying snippets of code is not uncommon among unrelated hacker groups. North Korea was widely suspected to have created the virus, paired with ransomware that encrypted data on victims' computers and demanded money to restore access. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi takes over India's opposition Congress celebration

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In his first address as party president, Rahul charged BJP of indulging in divisive politics and said "Congress took India to 21st century, but the prime minister ( Narendra Modi ) today is taking us back to the medieval times". Joseph, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, V. D. Satheesan, Anwar Sadath and Shafi Parambil, AICC secretary P. C. Vishnunath, former MLAs Benny Behanan and Joseph Vazhakkan and all the Congress MPs from Kerala. Read More »

Rodgers picks one Celtic player that played well against Hearts, despite defeat

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Brown said: "We have had the same season as past year, nine games in December, and we came through that and I think we went unbeaten and that was in the Champions League as well". 'We will just need to continue doing what we are doing. 'It is one game in 19 months since we have been on this fantastic run'. He added: "We have been defeated in the Champions League and stuff like that, so you always take a moment to reflect". Read More »

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

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As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research. The company has a market cap of $37,117.38, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.29. (NYSE: DAL ) on Thursday, March 16 to "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Monday, August 3. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Read More »

Watch a wild mall brawl that involved six women

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Police say they have been keeping increased patrols at the mall this holiday season. There was kicking, punching, hair-pulling and spitting in an all-out brawl at the center of Edison Mall near the Victoria's Secret store. She would later post on separate account that she was "compromised" and that someone was using her Facebook profile, according to WBBH-TV . A Fort Myers Police Department report about the fight said two of the victims were in the mall shopping and were leaving ... Read More »

McCain has returned home to Arizona after treatment, office says

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He was first diagnosed with brain cancer this summer. According to CBS News , John McCain's son-in-law said the Senator is doing well. "Senator McCain has responded well to treatment he received at Walter Reed Medical Center for a viral infection and continues to improve", Gilbert said. Read More »

TZH title track: Salman Khan shoots, fights and frowns!

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On Monday, Bollywood Hungama sat down with Salman Khan to talk about " Tiger Zinda Hai " and whether the sequel needed a new set of eyes to tell a good story. However, the makers of the movie say that their upcoming movie " Tiger Zinda Hai " is not the exactly a sequel to the 2012 released movie " Ek Tha Tiger ". Read More »

Postecoglou to take the reins at Yokohama

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The Asian Cup victor has accepted the job in charge of City Football Group (CFG)-aligned J.League club Yokohama F.Marinos and will take up the reins in the new year. It was the Yokohama club's best J.League finish in four years, when they were runners-up in 2013. It will be the second stint overseas for the former Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory mentor, who coached Greek third division club Panachaiki in 2008. Read More »

Oxlade-Chamberlain hails Liverpool team-mate Coutinho's class

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There are times when you have to hold your hands up and accept an opposition side were simply too good on the day, but Bournemouth did not exactly make life hard for the visitors to the Vitality. Liverpool doubled their advantage just five minutes later as Dejan Lovren was on hand to head home from close range after Roberto Firmino did well to keep the ball alive following a corner. Read More »

Houthi rebels, missile against Riyadh. Saudis, 'intercepted'

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The missile launched by the Yemeni forces targeted the Riyadh Royal Palace. Saudi and USA officials have accused Iran of supplying the Houthis with weapons, including ballistic missiles that were used in recent strikes on Saudi territory, a charge Iran has denied. Read More »

Relief operation: PM Modi leaves for Lakshadweep, to meet Cyclone Ockhi victims

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a review meeting in Lakshadweep on the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi . ANI tweeted a picture of PM Modi leaving for Lakshadweep this morning. The Prime Minister has constantly been monitoring the situation arising out of the natural calamity in the southern parts of the country. "A detailed presentation on the losses suffered by the fiherfolk are being prepared to present before the Prime Minister, " said Abraham. Read More »

Japan Approves Deployment of US Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Systems

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In a statement, the Japanese government noted that North Korea's nuclear and missile development posed a " new level of threat " to the country. The two systems, which will be deployed at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force facilities in northern Akita and southwestern Yamaguchi prefectures, will be capable of covering the entire country, according to the broadcaster. Read More »

Zimbabwe defence force chief retires, seen being elevated to VP

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Sibanda told reporters on Monday that "normalcy has returned to our country". Operation Restore Legacy was launched by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces on November 13 with a stated objective of removing criminals around the president. The former 93 year old president was forced to step down after the military intervened in the ruling Zanu PF succession battle. Since then Mnangagwa has appointed several military officers to his cabinet, including the former airforce chief Perrance Shiri, who ... Read More »

Warning to drivers as fog hits West Sussex

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The chief forecaster's assessment reads: "With light winds and clear skies fog is expected to form quite widely on Monday evening with visibility falling below 100 m in places". The nightmare conditions have already been felt by passengers at Manchester Airport where all flights were grounded yesterday, due to heavy fog on the runway. Read More »

'I am with you' - Duterte backs gay marriage for the Philippines

He said: 'Now find me the brightest dito sa Pilipinas ngayon. 'That's [same-sex marriage] for them. He gave LGBT advocates until the middle of January to nominate someone "who is honest and hardworking". "I want gay marriage". According to a Rappler report , Duterte's statement is not unfounded, since he once told a TV host that, "No gay person is disrespected". Read More »