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Indian police probe if violence over dead cow was result of conspiracy

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UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath . "The police came to our house, called us to the police station and kept us there for four hours". The prime accused -Bajrang Dal's district coordinator-is still on the run. As tension prevailed in the area following the violence that lasted almost three hours, the Uttar Pradesh government deployed additional police, including over 1,000 personnel of anti-riot forces and ordered probes by a special investigation team, the intelligence department, and a ... Read More »

Police swoop on mafia suspects across Europe

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While the Sicilian Mafia was made famous in films and television, 'Ndrangheta is thought to control as much as 80 percent of Europe's cocaine trade, and with some 6,000 members, is a substantial and far-spread force in European crime. The 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate, which comes from Italy's Calabria region, is widely believed to be the most powerful Italian mafia organization, with massive rackets in money laundering and cocaine dealing. Read More »

Kim visit to Seoul a possibility: S Korea

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And the message was that President Trump has a very friendly view of Chairman Kim and that he likes him, and so he wishes Chairman Kim would implement the rest of their agreement and that he would make what Chairman Kim wants come true. But both Moon and Trump say fears of war on the Korean Peninsula have eased sharply. North Korea had entered into agreements with regional powers in 1994 and in 2005 to dismantle its nuclear program in return for economic benefits and diplomatic rewards, ... Read More »

US Marines fighter, tanker plane crash off Japan coast, 6 missing

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U.S. media reported five crew were on the C-130 and two on the F-18. A Marine spokesman released a statement saying one of the personnel from the planes "is being evaluated by competent medical authorities". The FA-18 and the KC-130 from the Iwakuni base were conducting routine training when they collided some 100 kilometers south of Cape Muroto in Kochi Prefecture at around 1:40 a.m., according to the ministry. Read More »

Facebook Struck Deals Over Data and Burnt Rivals, Say Lawmakers

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The release covers 250 pages including the MPs' summary and exhibits including emails from figures including Mark Zuckerberg and internal Facebook documents . "We don't feel we have had straight answers from Facebook on these important issues, which is why we are releasing the documents", Collins said on Twitter. Read More »

NSW Police Outline New Developments Leading To Arrest Of Chris Dawson

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The 70-year-old was arrested in Queensland and is being extradited to New South Wales . Police say she went missing in Sydney's northern beaches in 1982 and her body has never been recovered. For a deep dive into this truly cooked case, listen to the podcast The Teachers Pet here . Earlier this week, the ODPP provided advice to police, and following further inquiries, NSW Police detectives applied for an arrest warrant before travelling to Queensland . Read More »

George HW Bush begins final journey to Washington before burial in Texas

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A guard of honor will be in attendance, and the public will be allowed into the Capitol from 7:30 p.m. Monday until 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Bush will be interred next to his wife and daughter Robin at 4:15 p.m. His fans have multiplied since his work gained more attention following Bush's death, and an outpouring of appreciation for the dog has been part of the mourning process. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani has no idea how the internet works

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Others took note, per the Post , including Alyssa Milano and former Mexican president Vicente Fox, who tweeted "whoever is behind the g-20.in, is a godd-- genius". Many were eager to point out the accusation's flaws, drawing attention to Giuliani's cybersecurity background. Echoing a common cry - sometimes made by Trump himself - that Silicon Valley's digital giants are biased against Conservative voices, Giuliani suggested that Twitter had done this deliberately. Read More »

Child dead, 45 other people injured after bus crash in Arkansas

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The bus was carrying the Orange Mound Youth Association's football team, which had attended an All-Star game in Dallas, Texas during the weekend. The driver of the vehicle is still alive and is being questioned by police. At least 45 other people were injured when the bus tumbled down the embankment. Arkansas Children's took 24 patients, and all are in stable condition. Read More »

Sri Lanka President says will end the political crisis in seven days

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On Monday the Court of Appeal denied Rajapakse the authority to act as prime minister and stripped his cabinet of their powers, giving Rajapakse until 12 December to prove his legitimacy and that of his government. The Sirisena-Rajapaksa combine has boycotted six motions in the legislature since the unrest began. Sirisena came to power in 2015 on a pledge to uphold democracy and stamp out corruption, but his popularity has been hit by a crisis many say he triggered because of personal ... Read More »

Trump caves in to China’s demands on tariffs during G20 meeting

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In a surprise announcement tweeted Sunday night, Trump also said China would "reduce and remove" tariffs of 40 percent on cars, though Beijing has yet to confirm the move. Xi avoids further immediate pressure on China's slowing economy, while Trump - scarred by last month's midterm elections that saw the Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives - can ease damage to agricultural USA states that export to China, particularly soybean producers. Read More »

British middleman hauled to India over chopper scam

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Michel is one of three middlemen being probed in the case by Indian investigative agencies in connection with the scam. Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi was also arrested over the allegations of reducing the flying ceiling of the helicopter to put AgustaWestland in the race. Read More »

Save US-Russia nuclear treaty, European Union urges

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NATO and the U.S. say the 9M279 - also known by the designation SSC-8 - violates the INF treaty, which banned ground-launched missiles with a range of between 500 and 5,500 kilometres. On Monday, three Democrat senators - Bob Menendez, Jack Reed, and Mark Warner - criticized Trump's intent to walk away from the treaty, calling it a "political and geostrategic gift to Russian Federation", arguing it lacked " strategic forethought " and could even affect other arms control treaties, ... Read More »

Smuggler dropped two children from top of border wall: DHS

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Border Patrol officials said , in a written statement, that the person seen dropping the migrants from the top of the wall fled back into Mexico after he finished. The woman said she would decide her family's next action "in a couple of days". Mexican authorities arrested and deported those they considered responsible for compromising the city's commitment to public order. Read More »

Singapore passport second in new ranking, behind UAE

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In the world passport index , Pakistan ranks at the 92nd spot. Sheikh Abdullah said the achievement was "a true reflection of the legacy of Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father of the UAE". Authors of the Passport Index divided all passports into 93 groups. This information is obtained from the Passport Index . Lagging far behind Taiwan is Communist China's passport, which ranks a lowly 58on the index, with only 75 countries allowing its citizens visa-free entry. Read More »

No doubt that MBS ordered Khashoggi killing, says Central Intelligence Agency

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Graham was convinced the administration was willfully ignoring the evidence linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman with Khashoggi's death to avoid having to sever ties with the kingdom. National Security Advisor John Bolton appeared uninterested last week in an audio recording of the killing that Turkish investigators shared with the USA intelligence community. Read More »

Manafort 'Tying Up Loose Ends' In Russia Probe

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President Trump on Monday highlighted a contrast between a former ally and a current one , and he hopes the former ally spends a long time in prison. Trump has long surrounded himself with liars , and for quite a while he's been using Twitter to praise the liars who impede the Mueller probe and castigate any former confidante who agrees to tell Mueller the truth about Trumpworld. Read More »

Donald Trump 'likes' Kim Jong-un, Moon says

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While attending G20 summit , Trump had a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump has told Jinping to agree with him to work "100 percent" on North Korea . They agreed on the need for "maintaining vigorous enforcement of existing sanctions to ensure the DPRK understands that denuclearisation is the only path", Sanders said, using the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Read More »

Sterling jumps after European Union court adviser's advice

Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep. However, opposition leaders and even some Conservative MPs have criticised the decision to ignore a parliamentary vote, pointing to Cabinet sources who have anonymously briefed some of Britain's national dailies (including the Times ) that the negative conclusions of the legal advice were the real reason that the government was avoiding releasing full details. Read More »

Mattis: Putin 'tried again to muck around in our elections'

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American politicians, including Donald Trump, voiced concerns prior to November that Russian Federation would try to meddle in the United States congressional elections. It also has prompted global concern and renewed Western criticism of Russian Federation. Mattis did not make reference to President Donald Trump's recent announcement that the United States would be withdrawing from the treaty. Read More »

United Kingdom government found in contempt of parliament

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The government said that in light of the vote it would publish the advice from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox on Wednesday. "It is of huge constitutional and political significance", Keir Starmer, the Opposition Labour Party's Brexit spokesman, said after the vote. Read More »

Senator: 'zero chance' Saudi prince not involved

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Haspel is set to meet Republican and Democratic Senate leaders on Tuesday, as well as the chairmen and ranking senators on the key national security committees. Haspel is also expected to brief leaders and top committee members of the House within the next two weeks on Khashoggi's killing, a source familiar with the plans told Reuters. Read More »

Lawmakers honor former President George H.W. Bush at Capitol

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Bush to Washington , Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston . Former President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife Columba, and the late president's other living children - Neil, Marvin and Doro - lined the inner circle of mourners. Read More »

Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

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Overnight Monday the Israeli Army launched an operation to destroy Hezbollah's cross-border terror tunnels from Lebanon into Israel . The ministry said Iran was funding Hezbollah using money "billions of dollars it received as part of the nuclear deal", referring to the 2015 accord that lifted sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on nuclear activity. Read More »

Pakistan says Trump seeks help on Taliban talks

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In a letter, Trump sought assistance from Pakistan in resolving Afghan issue, aimed at ending the 17-year invasion of Afghanistan by the U.S. troops. "We will try to make the Afghan Taliban engage in dialogue with the U.S.", the prime minister replied when asked about the way forward following Trump's letter. Read More »

Former President George HW Bush dies at age 94

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Bill Clinton, although the two later became friends, occasionally dispatched by subsequent USA presidents to oversee assistance efforts after natural disasters. News of his death last night was confirmed by his son, George W Bush, in a statement. The other battles he fought as president, including a war on drugs and a crusade to make American children the best educated in the world, were not so decisively won. Read More »

Bouteflika unable to receive Saudi crown prince due to flu: presidency

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Theresa May insisted today she had been "robust" with the Saudi Crown Prince accused of ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi after meeting him at the G20. In Algeria, opposition newspaper Liberte published rare criticism, running a cartoon showing a ghost telling the prince: "This is Bouteflika". It was jointly denounced by 17 intellectuals, journalists, Muslim scholars and other figures in Algeria in a statement obtained by AFP. Read More »

State Funeral to Honor Former US President George H.W. Bush

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The coffin will be flown from Texas to DC on board Air Force One - temporarily renamed Special Air Mission 41, in homage to the late president - and then back on Wednesday, with Sully accompanying the body throughout. After Bush died in his native Houston on Friday, dozens of prominent public figures shared tributes to the late leader, who helped guide the US out of the Cold War. Read More »

Target in Mueller probe files complaint against prosecutors

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As for Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani questioning Mueller's tactics and calling probe unethical , Napolitano said that's what a lawyer representing the president should do. "He (Trump) is attempting to influence an ongoing investigation in an overt way". This is genuinely looking like witness tampering . Neil Katyal, who served as acting United States solicitor general during the Obama presidency, responded: " George is right". Read More »

Ukraine urges German presence in Black Sea

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Peskov also rejected Kiev's claim that Russian Federation was blocking traffic to and from Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, saying navigation has continued normally except for occasional breaks because of bad weather. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has renewed a call for "Germany and the allies" to increase their naval presence in the Black Sea in order to be a "deterring factor" for Russian Federation. Read More »

Funeral And Memorial Services Announced for George H.W. Bush

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Not all United States presidents have been fond of dogs though: John F Kennedy was allergic to dogs, and Donald Trump does not have one . After services in Washington, there will be another funeral in Houston on Thursday followed by burial at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas . Read More »

George HW Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan

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Donald Trump has ordered the federal government closed on Wednesday for a national day of mourning . The golden labrador who worked as a service dog for President George HW Bush has been pictured resting beside his coffin, in a moving tribute. Read More »

Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

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Comey also expressed gratitude to U.S. Circuit Court Judge Trevor McFadden, an appointee of President Donald Trump, who is expected to make a formal ruling Monday. Goodlatte (R-Va.) said a transcript of the hearing would be made public within 24 hours. "Some Republicans argue that the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conspired against candidate Trump, hoping to throw the election to Clinton". Read More »