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Congress MLA Asha Kumari, booked for slapping woman cop, files counter complaint

Congress MLA Asha Kumari, booked for slapping woman cop, files counter complaint

I am sorry for the incident", Kumari said. After all, Asha Kumari was indeed in for a shock of her life as she was slapped from someone belonging to bureaucratic divisions of a state her party ruled until a few days ago. When I raised my hand for defence, she has termed that as "slap" than I don't know the rest. "I should nearly be of her mother's age". In Shimla , Rahul met party legislators and district presidents and discussed what went wrong in the elections. Read More

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Ten dead in church attack near Cairo, attacker killed

Islamist militants have claimed several attacks on Egypt's large Christian minority in recent years, including two bomb attacks on Palm Sunday in April and a blast at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral last December that killed 28 people. A video circulated on social media after the attack apparently shows the gunman lying on the ground. The Times notes another incident was reported on Friday involving a gun attack in Helwan at an appliance shop owned by a Copt. Read More

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Trump says East Coast could use some global warming

President Donald Trump says the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming " as bitter cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend. NASA data shows 2016 was the hottest year on record. In the USA alone, about $ 400 billion worth of climate-related damage was caused during the year, and there are still three days to go. Read More

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Moscow and Ankara sign S-400 loan deal

Moscow and Ankara sign S-400 loan deal

National Defense Minister of Turkey Nurettin Canikli confirmed the statement and added that the S-400 deal had been concluded. Turkey will be the first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member country to purchase the system. The deal , reportedly worth about $2.5 billion, has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the antiaircraft weapon systems can not be integrated into the alliance's defenses. Read More

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Gaza rocket hits building in southern Israel

Gaza rocket hits building in southern Israel

Gaza militants fired three rockets at Israel on Friday, with one of them hitting a building in the country's south without causing injuries, a military spokesperson said. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his plan to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Tensions have been high in the region since the United States decision on Jerusalem was announced on December 6. Read More

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Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship

I felt that when I played this move Nc8 that I managed to see, I was slightly better. In 2010, Anand had to go through an unexpected obstacle en route his world title - a volcano, cancellation of flights and a road trip. It is just so unexpected, after all the disappointments in rapid chess. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded Viswanathan Anand , for claiming his second World Rapid Chess Championship, saying "you've proven your mettle time and again". Read More

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Oregon Appeals Court Upholds Discrimination Ruling Against Antigay Bakers

Oregon Appeals Court Upholds Discrimination Ruling Against Antigay Bakers

Melissa and Aaron Klein (photo), the couple behind Sweetcakes by Melissa became the face of the Christian right's persecution claims, sparking a national debate filled with falsehoods and bereft of many facts in the case. "Freedom of expression for ourselves should require freedom of expression for others", First Liberty Institute president Kelly Shackelford said. "And what's unfortunate here is that a family and their business has been punished because of their religious beliefs. Read More

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Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to N.Korea

Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to N.Korea

While Russia exports some oil to North Korea, China is the main source of oil for the rogue nation, according to Reuters . "There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!" A spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry said Wednesday China has strictly enforced trade restrictions. Read More

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Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology

Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology

The suggestion, part of an online video poking fun at the failed presidential candidate, was greeted with outrage, disdain and near-hysteria from Vanity Fair's readership who immediately complained of sexism . Kosoff, meanwhile, has been met with an avalanche of vitriol for her role in the gag, prompting her to make her Twitter account visible only to those she allows to see it. Read More

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U.S. embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey

There are at least 11 U.S. citizens now under arrest in Turkey. In November, the US resumed limited visa services, which was a move matched by Turkey's missions in the U.S. Erdogan, who has been accused by witnesses in the case of being involved in the scheme, has slammed the trial, calling it a "clear plot" by Gulen. Turkey was pleased by the announcement but hit back regarding the statement issued by the USA, saying that it had provided no such assurances in relations to ongoing legal ... Read More

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Temperatures in the Teens Tonight

Temperatures in the Teens Tonight

Slightly warmer weather moves back in for Thursday and Friday when temperatures will max out near 30° once again. As of now, I think a solid 30% chance of snow is about all we have for now. The week's snow chances: The latest model trends since Saturday have not been kind for those hoping for a winter storm this week. We will keep you updated! As of now, we may have some snow to contend with over the first half of the weekend. Read More

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Israeli chess players denied visas for major tournament in Saudi Arabia

Israeli chess players denied visas for major tournament in Saudi Arabia

On Monday, the International Federation reversed the decision of the visa refusals and managed to "obtain visas for players from Qatar and Iran" however failed to obtain visas for the Israeli players. Seven Israeli chessmasters were barred from participating in the King Salman World Blitz and Rapid Championships in Riyadh after being denied visas to enter the country. Read More

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House of Delegates race

House of Delegates race

A Virginia legislative race that could decide control of the House of Delegates likely will remain in limbo a little longer, despite an overnight UPS delivery to a three-judge panel that has the power to pick a victor. This was substantial because with her win the Virginia House of Delegates would be at a 50/50 political party split. The ballot wasn't counted due to the confusion over the voter's intention. Read More

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JeM commander Noor Muhammed killed in encounter

JeM commander Noor Muhammed killed in encounter

According to Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid, an encounter had started between the security forces and holed up terrorists in Samboora village after the area was surrounded by the security forces late on Monday evening. Noor Mohammad Tantray was Hailing from Tral area of south Kashmir, Tantray's death is seen as a blow to the terror group as he was the key man in reviving the JeM in the south and central Kashmir. Read More

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Phoenix Man Kills Woman, 2 Children Before Shootout With Police

Phoenix Man Kills Woman, 2 Children Before Shootout With Police

The suspect then told police that he'd shot two children inside the home, officers said. Phoenix police say they opened fire and fatally wounded a man armed with a knife after he charged at them. Alexander, who was escorted back to her apartment in the Highland Apartment complex in Phoenix , Arizona after spending nearly over five hours outside in a parking lot, told the Arizona Republic , "I'm terrified of who our neighbors are". Read More

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Pak media slams India for firing day after Jadhav meet

Pak media slams India for firing day after Jadhav meet

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar was also present. The face-to-face meeting was conducted across a glass wall and the two sides spoke via a telephone speaker. Only Jadhav's family was allowed into the room where he was sitting, while Singh and Pakistani officials, including Fareha Bugti of the India desk of the foreign ministry, monitored the meeting from outside the room. Read More

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Kulbhushan Jadhav 'meets' wife, mother through a glass screen

Kulbhushan Jadhav 'meets' wife, mother through a glass screen

With Pakistan blocking access to Jadhav, India had often repeated how it feared for the life of the arrested businessman and how Pakistan has violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Access. It was an open meeting, we are looking forward to a statement from Jadhav's family, Kale added. "It is not the last meeting". Faisal also said that the family was told several days before the meeting that there would not be any physical contact. Read More

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£500m cost of returning to blue passports is branded 'fake news'

£500m cost of returning to blue passports is branded 'fake news'

After that, burgundy passports will continue to be issued - although without reference to the European Union - until October 2019, when the new contract for passport provision begins, ushering in the return of blue travel documents. After the scheduled Brexit in March 2019, the burgundy passports will continue to be printed, but without the words "European Union". New blue and gold passports will be issued from October 2019, when the new passport contract begins, to those renewing or ... Read More

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President Trump signs tax bill before Christmas holiday

President Trump signs tax bill before Christmas holiday

The president said Friday that he originally planned to sign the bill early next year, but moved it up on the spur of the moment after watching morning media coverage of the legislation. "But what the Republicans did is made the tax breaks for corporations permanent, the tax breaks for the middle class temporary", Sanders said. Independent analysts have shown that while most Americans will benefit from the measure, the cut for the woking and middle class will expire while those for ... Read More

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Christmas celebrated with fervor and gaiety in Kerala

Christmas celebrated with fervor and gaiety in Kerala

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the Christ Church in Rawalpindi and participated in Christmas celebrations. The church wore a festive look with buntings and balloons decorated all over it. "Kashmiris are peaceful", said a local devotee Margaret Mary after Christmas prayers", adding "Peace will return soon to Kashmir by Jesus's grace". Read More

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Woman dies in pit bull attack

Woman dies in pit bull attack

The owner of the two pit bulls that attacked a woman and her husband in Bell County, Ky. has been charged with harboring a vicious animal. The Bell County Coroner, Jay Steele, said one dog died and one got away. Investigators with the sheriff's office are warning residents no to engage with the unsafe animal if they come across it. Police ask anyone who believes they have spotted the animal to immediately call 911 or 606-337-6174. Read More

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Jairam Thakur to be Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Jairam Thakur to be Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Now, Dhumal will vie for place for his loyalists in Thakur's cabinet. Having an RSS lineage, Mr Thakur is a Rajput, a numerically dominant caste in the state. Thakur contested on a BJP ticket in the 1993 Assembly polls. A senior BJP leader told IANS: Thakur has suitable credentials for the top post as he has been a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad, the student wing affiliated to the BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Read More

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Jennifer Lawrence surprises BFF Kris Jenner with present

Jennifer Lawrence surprises BFF Kris Jenner with present

So when the Kardashian matriarch told the actress that a Porsche was on top of her Christmas wishlist, the Hunger Games star decided to make her dream come true. The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch published a festive photo which displays a attractive white baby Porsche parked right in her home's foyer! That cheeky caption read 'Happy Birthday you piece of s***... Read More

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Emirates Will STOP All Its Flights To Tunisia From Today

Emirates Will STOP All Its Flights To Tunisia From Today

Different media reports say that female Tunisians were also banned from boarding flights transiting through UAE airports. Zeabi reportedly said the measure was "temporary and relating to security arrangements". "In the UAE, where we are proud of our experience in empowering women, we appreciate Tunisian women, respect them and value their pioneering experience", the tweet read. Read More

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Fire breaks out at London Zoo

Fire breaks out at London Zoo

The aardvark that died was identified as a female named Misha . According to the zoo's statement , it began in the Animal Adventure section but spread quickly to an adjacent shop. A raging fire erupted at the London Zoo in the early hours of December 23 as fearless firefighters rushed to put out the insane blaze. It is not yet clear how the fire - which is at the Adventure Cafe Shop - started. Read More

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