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We Are Not Biased, Says Karnataka Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Controversial Circular


The BJP had criticised the earlier circular by terming it as "minority appeasement" by the government ahead of elections, and this forced the Home Department to issue a revised version. In response to a question, Mr Siddaramaiah shot back that the all-party meeting convened by him on Saturday was successful as it unanimously made a decision to take a delegation to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in New Delhi to seek his intervention in resolving the Mahadayi row. Read More »

Attorney General: Independent Counsel Will Investigate MSU


Dantonio was asked about rumors that he was planning to resign. Izzo said he did not have a chance to fully digest the report on a game day and declined to answer questions about specifics within it. He's the second university official to step down this week. Initially, USA Gymnastics released a statement that did not specify whether the board would resign. Read More »

Hillary Clinton makes cameo in Grammys skit about Trump


In 1997, Clinton became the first first lady to win a Grammy Award when she took home the award for Best Spoken Word Album for her book, " It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us". While chuckles from the live New York City audience could be heard upon Clinton's appearance, not everyone was amused. The book has sold 1.7 million copies, according to publisher Henry Holt & Co. Read More »

Gunmen attack Kabul military academy


Witnesses said they heard several explosions and gunfire at around 5:00 am (0030 GMT) at the academy on the outskirts of Kabul where high-ranking military officers are trained. It is yet to be known which part of the university came under attack as there are various institutions for armed forces, including National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA), the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA), and others. Read More »

Afghan government asked to resign following deadly bombings


Barmak said police were among those killed and wounded. Analysts say the attack shows an escalation in tactics; in a statement , a Taliban spokesman said it had a "clear message" for President Donald Trump . "The National Unity Government has extremely failed to perform its responsibilities", Ariana News quoted Anwar ul-Haq Ahadi, Head of the New National Front of Afghanistan, as saying. Read More »

Trump offers 'Dreamers' a path to citizenship, wants other immigration curbs


Despite doubling the number of Dreamers - as the undocumented immigrants brought as children are called, the proposal elicited derision from Democrats. "We're going to solve the DACA problem". Mr Miller reportedly described the White House plan as a "dramatic concession". The diversity visa lottery benefits immigrants from countries underrepresented in the U.S. Read More »

MRI machine sucks in patient's relative


Despite staff members trying to pull him out, the force was so strong that it sucked his hand in and the cylinder got stuck inside. But, they claimed, the ward boy said the oxygen cylinder could be carried into the room as the MRI machine had not been switched on. Read More »

Cardi B Slays the Red Carpet During First GRAMMY Appearance


Earlier in the week, Cardi was asked what she was looking most forward to during the ceremony. "Butterflies in my stomach and v-!" Her lines include, "You heard she gon' do what from who?" But when bringing up the song, Giuliana seemingly struggled with remembering the line, which people on Twitter were quick to but on blast. Read More »

Finnish President on Track for Second Term in Historic Vote


Since the incumbent president got the majority of votes and won his second six-year term in the first round, there will be no runoff on February 11. It is in this capacity that Niinisto, 69, has solidified his reputation as a skillful power broker, balancing Finland's Western commitments while forging a close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Allegations of 'Improper Conduct' Hit Rubio's Office


Rubio also said his office is trying to make sure "those impacted by this conduct have access to any services they may require now or in the future", suggesting there was more than one staffer who was affected. He joined Mr. Rubio's staff in December 2016 after managing his presidential campaign in Iowa, South Carolina and Florida. Reed succeeded his predecessor Alberto Martinez, who served as Rubio's chief of staff since 2014. Read More »

Trump Urges 'Decisive Action' against Taliban after Deadly Attack in Kabul

The attackers drove an ambulance past a police checkpoint and detonated the bomb in a street full of government buildings and offices. The explosion damaged or destroyed dozens of shops and vehicles. Condemnations of the attack and tributes to the victims poured forth on Saturday. The attacks brutally underscore the weaknesses of Afghan security forces more than 16 years after the US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, and raise questions about President Trump's strategy for winning ... Read More »

Trump says sorry for 3 video retweets


Trump said repeatedly Friday that he knew "nothing" about the group's politics. Meanwhile, Trump sought to improve relations between the US and its key global allies and trading partners at the World Economic Forum in Davos. One of the videos showed Muslims vandalizing a statue of the Virgin Mary, and another showed a young "Muslim migrant" attacking a boy on crutches. Trump's sharing of the videos sparked a major backlash, with Theresa May tweeting that it was "wrong" to share the ... Read More »

Trump says British fears about immigration brought on Brexit

The comments triggered an immediate backlash, with leading Brexit-supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg saying he "profoundly disagreed" with the Chancellor's commnets. Meanwhile, Irish premier Leo Varadkar warned Britain it would have to pay for access to the single market beyond the transition. A document that will be formally adopted by EU ministers on Monday confirms the EU's readiness to amend the 21-month period and to consider allowing London to enter into commercial transactions with third ... Read More »

60th GRAMMY Awards: Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, John Legend To Present


For a full list of the 2018 Grammys nominees in each category, visit this link . And for the first time in 15 years, it will take place in New York City as opposed to LA. Jay-Z leads the nominations with eight after his wife Beyonce received nine nominations past year. If you don't have cable, don't worry, there are two options to stream this years Grammy Awards . Read More »

Syracuse company to light up its second Super Bowl

The Rams seemed destined for the Super Bowl this season after a remarkable turnaround, but the Atlanta Falcons had other plans, as did the Philadelphia Eagles . Jay Ajayi may have moved from London to the United States at the age of seven but the Philadelphia Eagles running back remains a staunch Arsenal supporter. Read More »

Russian athletes won't have own house at 2018 Winter Games


Of the 22 winter Olympics held since 1924, Britain came away empty handed on six occasions. Below is a complete list of the Colorado athletes, courtesy of the U.S. Team Bridgestone also includes the Japanese women's national ice hockey team, known as Smile Japan, which includes a Bridgestone employee on its roster. Read More »

Graham: 'I'll Be Glad' To Pass Legislation Shielding Mueller


The senators, Lindsey Graham of SC and Susan Collins of ME, also urged special counsel Robert Mueller to review whether Trump tried to fire him last June, an accusation the president has labeled "fake news". When Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, he initially claimed to base his decision on a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the Hillary Clinton investigation. Read More »

U.S. condemns 'horrific' ambulance attack in Kabul

A Taliban militant killed at least 40 people after driving an ambulance packed with explosives into a crowd in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday (27 January). Afghanistan has been target of terrorist attacks in past months. "All countries should take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them". Read More »

At least 40 dead, 140 wounded in Kabul blast


It emerged the sick bomber got past one checkpoint saying he was taking a patient to hospital before being challenged at a second one. "Now, all countries should take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them", Trump urged. Read More »

RAAF fighter plane catches fire at USA base


The Australian Defence Department confirmed the incident but said little. No one was seriously injured and all RAAF personnel are safe, he said in a statement. The EA-18G Growler was taking part in Exercise Red Flag with the US Air Force. Defence is working with the US Air Force to investigate the incident. Read More »

Revolutionary Guards, Islamic State fighters clash in west Iran, six dead


Iranian media have reported that the country's elite Revolutionary Guards exchanged fire with Islamic State militants near the western border with Iraq. In June, Islamic State militants attacked the parliament in Tehran and mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killing at least 18 and wounding dozens. Read More »

Kimmel books Stormy Daniels on night of Trump speech


Excuse me if I don't see the conflict here. "We had really good banter". Grisham did not respond to a request for clarification about which reports in particular that the White House considers "flat-out false", but her tweet comes amid a torrent of articles detailing President Trump allegedly having an extramarital affair with porn star Stormy Daniels . Read More »

Man in Mumbai dies after being sucked into MRI machine


The machine's magnetic force sucked Maru in, after which his relative and ward boys pulled him out. His hand got stuck in the machine along with the cylinder triggering a massive oxygen leak, the report added. Three hospital staff - a doctor, a ward attendant and a ward boy - were arrested by police on Sunday evening for negligence, according to the Hindustan Times. Read More »

Guterres speaks out on Holocaust Remembrance Day


International Holocaust Remembrance Day , he said, is a reminder that tolerance must be promoted and that crimes, discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism must be fought. We must remain vigilant to protect the fundamental rights and inherent dignity of every human being. "In honouring the victims of the Holocaust , we must recognise that only if we regard each other as fully equal in dignity and rights will we be able to come together to overcome the many challenges facing humanity", ... Read More »

Shooting rampage at vehicle wash - five dead as police hunt gunman


ET. Five people were killed in a Sunday-morning shooting at a carwash in Fayette County. The station reported that the shooting took place at around 3 a.m. Four of those victims died at the scene, and the fifth died later at a hospital, a police spokesman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . The identity of the victims were not immediately available, police said. Read More »

Davos speech sparks renewed call for Brexit clarity


The UK will have to get permission from countries such as South Korea or Canada to continue to avail of European Union access rights to their markets during the transition period. People who objected to his approach were disrespecting the thinking behind British voters' June 2016 decision to leave the EU, Hammond said. They didn't vote for management of decline. Read More »