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Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable in Shimla, gets it back

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Meanwhile, the Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi is in Shimla to review Congress party's performance in the recently-held Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. Party leaders and workers started jostling to enter the office soon after Gandhi went inside the building amid a tight security at the Congress office. Read More »

While bitcoin implodes, this rival cryptocurrency has grown by jaw-dropping 22000%

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After a short upward trend, the cryptocurrency market experienced another round of correction with price of every major cryptocurrency declining expect for Ripple . The digital asset specifically designed for financial institutions such as banks to perform quick and affordable global transfers. While the world focuses on the ups and downs of bitcoin, another cryptocurrency, ripple (XRP ), is making a splash. Read More »

Driver opens fire on authorities, crashes on I-95 in Stafford County

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At 11:31 a.m., the vehicle was stopped after an alert was sent out about an SUV related to the shooting of a woman in Stafford, according to officials. Officials said the suspect later crashed into a guardrail, which caused the vehicle to flip upside down and land in the interstate's northbound lanes. Read More »

BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi over 'Jaitlie' remark

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The state units of the Congress will also celebrate the day with a series of events during which tributes will be paid to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and other Congress leaders. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said he was examining the motion moved by BJP MP Bhupendra Yadav. It is for the prime minister to take a call on him. The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission freeze the election symbol of the Congress alleging that its vice-president ... Read More »

S&P Dow Jones Indices Articles, Photos, and Videos

US crude oil futures rose Friday, topping $60 a barrel after briefly reaching the 2.5-year high earlier in the week. Asian stocks closed out 2017 (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nikkei-cruises-on-final-trading-day-capping-impressive-yearly-gains-across-asia-2017-12-28) in mostly upbeat fashion, while European markets struggled for direction. Read More »

Russian Federation probe makes U.S. 'look very bad'

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Mr Trump again denied there had been any collusion with Russian officials. The comments, made in an interview with The New York Times at his West Palm Beach golf club, come even as fellow Republicans have argued the Mueller investigation is tainted by anti-Trump bias within the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Oregon Bakers Who Refused to Make Gay Wedding Cake Lose Appeal

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The judge did not agree, saying in a ruling that the state did not target them due to their religious beliefs and that the cake was not fully protected speech or art. And although the Kleins already paid the fine that year after raising more than $500,000 online from supporters, they appealed that judgment on grounds that it was an excessive amount for the emotional distress claim. Read More »

S Africa's Top Court Says Parliament Failed To Hold Zuma Accountable

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The application was brought by the EFF, the UDM and COPE against the Speaker of the National Assembly, and it sought an order compelling the House to carry out its Constitutional functions and scrutinise Zuma's conduct. He found that exclusive jurisdiction to hear the case. "The failure by the National Assembly to determine whether the President has breached section 89 (1)(a) or (b) of the Constitution is inconsistent with this section and section 42 (3) of the Constitution", Judge Jafta said. Read More »

Erie smashes snowfall record with flakes still falling

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The bitter chill that first arrived around Christmas Eve and has only dug in, becoming more frigid over time, breaking records from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast. The previous record daily low of minus 23 degrees was set in 1993. On Saturday, some parts of eastern Montana, the Dakotas and northern Minnesota may see air temperatures crash to minus-40 degrees (minus-40F), and wind chills to minus-46 degrees (minus-50F) or lower. Read More »

NK missile developers hit by United States sanctions

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North Korea said the move was "an act of war " and tantamount to a total economic blockade. According to industry sources, China continues to be North Korea's main source to oil, sell 520,000 tons, or 3.8 million barrels, of crude a year to its isolated neighbor, using an aging pipeline. Read More »

New Zealand beats West Indies by 47 runs in 1st T20

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Spinners Mitchell Santner (1-21) and Ish Sodhi (1-30) also bowled important and restraining spells. The last over of the New Zealand innings, bowled by Kesrick Williams, cost 25 runs and made a substantial difference between the teams, giving New Zealand a more than competitive total on a slow wicket at Saxton Oval which made hard-hitting hard. Read More »

Egypt says 10 killed in attack on Coptic church

On April 9, two explosions targeted churches in Tanta, north of Cairo, and Alexandria during Palm Sunday services, leaving at least 44 dead and over 70 injured. Two bombs were defused near the church. The two attackers opened fire at the entrance to the church of Mar Mina in Helwan district, which was being guarded by police in the run-up to Orthodox Christmas celebrations next week, security sources said. Read More »

South Korea holds Hong Kong ship over North Korean oil

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A South Korean intelligence officer told that nation's Channel A television that one of at least four soldiers who defected from the North this year had the antibodies in his system. The regime claims the facility is used for pesticide research, but experts said that the dual-use equipment in the facility suggest that it is used to manufacture biological weapons. Read More »

OR man drives truck off pier in failed getaway attempt

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He took off when they approached, prompting a short police pursuit that stopped short of Pier 2 of North Tongue Point. Moreland captured the abortive escape on video. Officers threw a life vest and flotation disk to Erofeeff until employees from a nearby shipyard could rescue him using a skiff, police reported. Police are working with the Coast Guard on removing the sunken pickup truck from the river. Read More »

Nuclear Deal No Longer Focus Of US Policy Towards Iran

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U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster and his Zionist counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat led the negotiations, according to Channel 10 . The 2015 deal, which lifted biting economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on the country's nuclear energy program, requires Trump on January 11 to certify whether Tehran is meeting the terms of the agreement, as it does every 90 days. Read More »

Turkey, Russia sign loan deal for S-400 air system

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National Defense Minister of Turkey Nurettin Canikli confirmed the statement and added that the S-400 deal had been concluded. Ankara and Moscow had already reached the agreement for the purchase of four batteries of S-400 surface-to-air missiles, but the deal had been waiting for the final phase, financing the purchase through a loan provided by Russia.missile system. Read More »

Frost and ice warning remains in place for Donegal

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The status yellow warning is in place from 4 pm today Thursday until 9 am on Friday. The Met Office said some roads and railways are likely to be affected leading to longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Cold, bright start. However cloud soon thickens from the southwest, with rain and snow spreading northeast. Motorists are being asked to look out for patchy accumulations of snow with up to 3cm expected to fall between 7am today and 6am tomorrow, especially on higher ground. Read More »

Sister of Sydney actress dies in hospital after Boxing Day crash

Reports suggest that one of the cars was driving on the wrong side of the road, causing the accident. I'm so thankful for every second I got to spend with my baby'. 'He is a mess. Annabelle was taken to Liverpool Hospital where she was being treated for critical injuries until his death today. The 28-year-old, a graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Art who has played a role in Home and Away and other Australian television series, was travelling with her family when their ... Read More »

Asia Briefs: 2015 comfort women deal flawed: S. Korea

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A Japanese government source said Tokyo's "position of seeking the steady implementation of the agreement is unchanging", suggesting it plans not to agree to any further demands Seoul might make in the wake of the report. Security Council resolutions. The agreement saw Japan put 1 billion yen ($8.8 million) into a South Korean foundation to support the women, while South Korea agreed to "make efforts" to remove a commemorative statue in front of Japan's embassy in Seoul that remains ... Read More »

Ex-soccer star George Weah wins Liberia's Presidential Poll

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Weah easily beat Vice President Joseph Boakai in Tuesday's presidential runoff, the culmination of 12 years spent building political credibility to match his huge popularity. The 51-year-old Weah played with AC Milan as a striker in the 1990s. Aram... this was Weah's second attempt at the presidency since 2005 and all the hard work seems to have paid off. Read More »

U.S. and Israel formulate a plan to stop Iran - together

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R. McMaster where a document was signed followed by rounds of intensive talks, according to Channel 10 . US and Israel's perspective on the Middle East has been increasingly converging since the US President Donald Trump assumed the presidency previous year. Read More »

LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin may return before end of December

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On Tuesday, an encouraging statement was made to that end, as head coach Doc Rivers indicated Griffin is close to taking the floor, including a potential return date of Friday, Dec. Blake Griffin , however, is nearing a return, which could come this week. He initially injured his knee against the Lakers on November 27 after he was tangled up with teammate Austin Rivers after going after a loose ball. Read More »

Eight States Sue EPA, Arguing Ozone Transport Region Decision Is "Unlawful"

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The EPA said it could not comment on outstanding legal matters. Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont are also part of the suit. "The agency invited state officials to give input on revising the Lead and Copper rule at a two-hour meeting on January 8 at the EPA's headquarters in Washington". Read More »

Tassaduq Mufti inducted in cabinet along with Mir

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Cinematographer-turned-politician Mr Mufti is younger brother of Ms Mufti. BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the expansion will give thrust to the council of ministers. He was nominated to fill up a vacancy in the State Legislative Council created after the resignation of Vikramaditya Singh, on December 22. On 15 August 2016, a police inquiry was ordered after the Indian flag fell to the ground when chief minister Mehbooba Mufti tried to unfurl it in a stadium in ... Read More »

SNOW ICE weather warning now in force

Heavy snow is expected to start falling over the city at around 5am tomorrow and continue through much of the morning. And there's also a warning - valid until 3am on Friday - for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. Clear skies, and light winds will lead to temperatures quickly falling after dusk. Snow is more likely over the north and west of the region. For a time on Thursday and Thursday night, there will be patchy accumulations of up to 3 cm of snow, especially on high ground, but ... Read More »

Alabama Teen Suffers Brain Trauma, Cracked Eye Socket After Encounter with Police

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When they tried to speak to him, he fled leading to a foot chase that ended here, on Madison Street. The town's police chief has requested an investigation into his officers' use of force. The statement continues, "Officers had to use physical force to affect the arrest". "We're asking them to produce something". "They had him handcuffed when we got in there". Read More »

Jeff Teague Out Indefinitely with Knee Injury

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Unfortunately for the Minnesota Timberwolves , though, their starting point guard could still be sidelined for a significant chunk of the schedule. Teague, 29, was injured when the Nuggets' Gary Harris fell backwards into his knee after a jump ball near the end of regulation. Read More »

At least 12 dead in Bronx apartment fire

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De Blasio also plans to head there. The Fire Department of NY said earlier that 15 people were seriously injured in the fire near the Bronx Zoo. The FDNY earlier said 15 people were injured and 12 of them were in critical condition. The fire was brought under control about two hours later. Temperatures are in the teens in NY, with winds making it feel like single digits. The cause of the blaze at 2363 Prospect Avenue was not immediately clear, but it began on the first floor and spread ... Read More »

#22 Virginia Tech Loses to #19 Oklahoma State 30-21

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But the Cowboys showed off their explosiveness in their next series, as Rudolph found James Washington wide open in the middle of the field for a 65-yard touchdown and a 27-14 lead with 5:37 left in the third quarter. Virginia Tech also failed to turn a successful fake punt into points in the second half. It was the 12th time this year he tossed multiple scores in a game. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Eyes 80% Jump In Oil Revenues By 2023

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It is alleged that Saad Hariri, the Lebanese Prime Minister has resigned from his post due to pressure from Saudi Arabian government, particularly from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Apart from Apple, Amazon is also reportedly being courted by Saudi Arabia. Apple could open its first retail store in Saudi Arabia in 2019, thanks to an agreement with the government expected to be signed in February. Read More »

14 dead, mostly women, as building at Kamala Mills catches fire

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Many people were feared trapped inside at the time of going to press. More than eight fire tenders, five water tankers, emergency ambulance and police rushed to the spot for rescue operation. So far, no causalities have been reported , the fire control room had earlier told Mirror. He suspected fire safety norms had been flouted by some restaurants in the complex. Read More »