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Setback for RJD, Lalu Yadav found guilty in fodder scam case

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A former state Minister, Singh has termed the Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) as "tota" (parrot) and robot, controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP )-led central government. Eleven of them died during the course of the trial, and three turned CBI approvers while two other accused confessed to their crime and were convicted in 2006-07, he added. Read More »

Saudi 'intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh'

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Condemning yet another missile attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels, Pakistan says it stands with Riyadh in an event of any threat to the country. "We could hold the IRGC (Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) accountable for its violations of numerous Security Council resolutions". Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the country was "brave enough to announce such actions and policies" in Yemen if there were any. Read More »

Separatists declare victory in essential Catalonia regional…

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By risking a parliamentary election in the region, Rajoy appears to have made the same mistake that leaders including Greece's Alexis Tsipras, Britain's David Cameron and Italy's Matteo Renzi have made in recent years: betting that voters would resolve their troublesome domestic conundrums for them. Read More »

Recent Analysts Ratings Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN)

It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500. Winch Advisory Services Llc decreased its stake in Patterson ( PTEN ) by 99.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Caxton Associates Lp has invested 0.41% in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN ). Moreover, Buckingham Mngmt has 1.16% invested in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. Read More »

US unlocks key to Afghanistan conflict: Air strikes as antidote to Taliban

Pence said he hoped his presence there was tangible evidence that the United States was "here to see this through". As the President said, America's enemies must never know our plans. But the trip to Afghanistan secretly remained on Pence's schedule. The expected deployment of hundreds more U.S. Army trainers to Afghanistan early next year could increase the total number of American forces there to almost 16,000, U.S. Read More »

London Zoo on lockdown after fire broke out next to the Meerkats

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No animals or people are said to have been injured in the fire. According to Sky News one aardvark is "unaccounted for" and staff have been treated for smoke inhalation. London Zoo confirmed it was "currently dealing with an incident on site" and said it would "update as quickly as the situation allows". The cause of the fire is under investigation. Read More »

Donald Trump gets to build his wall at Irish golf course

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The Trump family's plan to build a sea wall aimed at protecting their Irish golf resort was approved, the latest twist in a project that had stoked tensions in a tiny village on the Atlantic coast. Still, in an echo of the battles Trump has fought in Scotland, environmentalists fought back. There is a not a lot of opportunity for employment here. Read More »

Trump finally scores a big victory

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Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he had planned to wait for a formal signing event in January, but when he saw the news reports pointing out that he had said he'd sign by Christmas, he said he "immediately" called and said to get the bill ready to sign. Read More »

Fodder scam case verdict today, Lalu Prasad's political future at stake

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Addressing the media, Tejashwi said the entire matter was a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's ( BJP ) half-truths to pull the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lalu down. Lalu and Mishra were convicted by the CBI court in a different fodder scam case which pertained to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.5 crore from the Chaibasa treasury. Read More »

North Korea to the US: We aren't responsible for WannaCry

A US official on Monday accused North Korea of being behind the WannaCry cyber attack that affected hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries in May. The Lazarus group has also been blamed for the $80m Bangladeshi bank heist , which exploited the SWIFT bank messaging system, and 2014's Sony Pictures hack . Read More »

Jeff Sessions Orders Review of Obama Program After Hezbollah Report

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This was done to smooth the path forward for the disastrous Iran deal, in which U.S. taxpayers gave hundreds of millions in unmarked bills and untraceable gold to the Iranian regime - the world's foremost funder of global terrorism. During his service as USA attorney general under president Obama Eric Holder ordered an inquiry into the alleged abuse and death of prisoners held by the Central Intelligence Agency as part of the war-on-terror under the Bush administration. Read More »

27 killed in bus accident in northern India

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As many as 32 people are feared dead and several injured in a bus accident in Rajasthan. According to Subhash Mishra, Complaint Officer, 26 bodies were recovered. The passengers travelling in the 40-seater bus hailed from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The passengers were coming from Lalsot in Dausa to visit Ramdevra. Read More »

Almost 90 dead, dozens missing in Philippine mudslide

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Nineteen deaths were reported near the town of Tubod on Friday on Mindanao, the archipelago nation's second-largest island, where Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed flash floods and mudslides that erased a remote village from the map, police said. Read More »

New Hampshire fire crews headed to California to help with Thomas wildfire

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Firefighters were expected to leave Thursday for Ventura County, California, to help suppress the Thomas Fire in southern and central California, which has grown to 271,000 acres. David Zaniboni was awed by the speed of its growth. "I believe we've done it so well that we're now getting the test", Childers said. Some multi-million dollar homes in Santa Barbara County have fallen victim to the blaze. Read More »

Amber Alert Cancelled: Missing WV Girl Found Safe

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According to the alert, Hall was abducted at a Super 8 Motel in Lewisburg. We're told Hall is safe tonight. This is still a developing story. Police said on Wednesday that Nicole Lynn Hall, 14, could be with Christopher Rider, 27, and Charles Krafft, 21, heading towards California or Florida in a silver colored sedan. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi to chair his 1st CWC meeting as Congress chief today

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said: "The people of Gujarat have sent a message to PM Modi that BJP's politics of anger can be defeated by love, a method that Congress had adopted". Throughout Rahul's visit, the Congress president is also planned to talk about the report that would be submitted by the state leaders on the party's sixth consecutive crush in the Gujarat Polls. Read More »

U.S. agrees to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

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The United States says it has chose to provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" to help it "deter further aggression" as it battles Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. "Those types of decisions come from the State Department" on foreign military sales, he said . That alarmed Ukrainian officials, security monitors and Kiev's foreign backers who warned on Wednesday that Moscow's decision could worsen the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Read More »

Apples sold in Aldi stores recalled

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That's because the discount grocery store has voluntarily recalled an assortment of apples over fears of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. To figure out if the apples you bought have been recalled, look for the following lot numbers printed on the bag label and/or bag-closure clip: Fuji: NOI 163, 165, 167, 169, 174; Honeycrisp: NOI 159, 160, 173; Golden Delicious: NOI 168; Gala: NOI 164, 166 on either the product labels and/or bag-closure clip. Read More »

US Appeals Court Denies Stay of Transgender Military Ban

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Kollar-Kotelly was the first judge to issue a preliminary injunction against Donald Trump's transgender military ban , blocking it from going into effect while lawsuits proceed, in the case of Doe v. The Government argues that the President, at any time and under any circumstances, could bar entry of all aliens from any country, and intensifies the consequences of its position by saying that no federal court-not a federal district court, nor our court of appeals, nor even the Supreme ... Read More »

Congress Includes $4 Billion for Missile Defense in Short-Term Spending Bill

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Japan recently announced plans to purchase Aegis Ashore to strengthen its ability to intercept incoming missiles alongside its Aegis-equipped ships and land-based Patriot batteries. The cabinet also approved a 235 billion yen extra defense budget for the current financial year, of which about 62 billion yen will be spent on missile defense. Read More »

Turtle tangled in cocaine bundles freed by US Coast Guard crew

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The sea turtle was discovered while the cutter Thetis was on a 68-day counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific, alongside the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team, an aviation detachment from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, and a Royal Canadian Navy maritime coastal defense vessel. Read More »

Big jackpots Saturday with the Kansas Lottery

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On Saturday, December 23rd the Powerball jackpot will reach $300 million. " Mega Millions is right behind at $253 million". Proceeds from Mega Millions and Powerball benefit education in Georgia. The Powerball jackpot has grown since October 28 and has rolled 16 times. The next drawing of the Powerball will take place on Saturday. Powerball , which also costs $2 per ticket, also offers two payment options: $191 million in cash or the $300 million paid out over 30 payments. Read More »

Snow Chances Increasing for Christmas

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Snow will continue to fall from MI to New England Friday . And another snowstorm is expected to hit on Christmas Day. Friday's storm could bring heavy snow to some parts of New England and make travel hard for many. As the storm system moves through, the rain will change back to snow in the Northeast and all the way back into the Ohio Valley and down to Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. Read More »

Cuomo signs order on pre-paying taxes, but impact unclear

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Specifically, the order Cuomo signed allows someone to make a partial payment of his/her tax bill. Further, pre-paying school taxes - which is the largest tax bill for most NY homeowners - may not be possible except for residents of a handful of districts. Read More »

Air tests positive for alcohol after police shutdown frat party

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Police say there was so much alcohol consumed at the party, that the air inside of the home tested positive for booze. As WJLA reported , officers knocked on the door and were eventually invited in by the building's tenants. Trash bags and insulation were covering the windows. The floor was noticeably sticky with spilled alcohol. Six of the home's occupants - Jeffrey Becker, Ashton Acosta, Anthony Santana, Kevin Alkinburg, Matthew Berger and Tristan Ralph - were charged with 126 counts ... Read More »

Chavista Presidential Candidate Calls for Suspension of International Involvement in Honduras

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It called for a demonstration in front of military command headquarters in the capital Tegucigalpa to decry "murders" which it claimed took place during robust crackdowns by security forces. Nauert said the close election results, the irregularities identified by the OAS and European Union election observation missions, as well as strong reactions from Hondurans across the political spectrum "underscore the need for a robust national dialogue". Read More »

Si schianta contro un cassonetto dei rifiuti, muore un uomo a Messina

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L'uomo avrebbe fatto tutto da solo: si trovava da solo in auto, quando la sua macchina per cause ancora in fase di accertamento è uscita dalla strada, impattando con violenza. L'impatto è stato fatale per il giovane, che è finito sotto l'auto ed ha battuto la testa. Sul posto sono intervenute le pattuglie della Polizia stradale, i soccorsi e il personale della Direzione Secondo tronco di Milano. Read More »

Coroner Releases Las Vegas Shooting Victims' Cause Of Death

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His cause of death was a suicide, the coroner's office said. Each death was ruled a homicide . Experts have said more than 500 individuals were harmed when Paddock, a high-stakes video poker speculator, released gunfire from the 32nd story of Mandalay Bay into a horde of 22,000 individuals at the Route 91 Harvest Festival beneath. Read More »

Giants interview interim GM Kevin Abrams

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Abrams has been assistant general manager for 16 years after being promoted by Accorsi, and is the Giants' primary negotiator on player contracts. The Giants also plan to talk with interim general manager Kevin Abrams . That day, co-owner John Mara asked Abrams to take on the GM role on an interim basis, with the promise he would receive an interview for the full-time job if he so desired. Read More »