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Will request PM to withhold Triple Talaq Bill: AIMPLB

Will request PM to withhold Triple Talaq Bill: AIMPLB

Sajjad Nomani, another board member, said: "The bill is anti-Muslim". The draft bill also envisages entitling divorcee Muslim women for maintenance. The law board's code of conduct had said that if divorce was unavoidable, a Muslim man should pronounce each talaq a month apart and that the first two talaqs would be null and void if he changed his mind before the third. Read More

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Sitaram Yechury: CPI(M) welcomes Lalu verdict; BJP has double standards on corruption

Sitaram Yechury: CPI(M) welcomes Lalu verdict; BJP has double standards on corruption

Ahead of the crucial verdict, the former Bihar CM was hopeful of a "2G-like" acquittal in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of more than Rs 89 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994. The trial in two other cases is going on in special CBI courts of Ranchi . The latest verdict has come as a huge setback to the family-run RJD, with RJD leaders suggesting that in Lalu's absence his younger son Tejashwi, a former Deputy Chief Minister, could lead the party. Read More

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Lorde: "Truly Sorry" & Cancels Concert in Tel Aviv

It remains to be seen if Lorde will actually pull out or go ahead with the concert, with her fan base on Twitter divided on the issue. New Zealanders Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs - respectively, Palestinian and Jewish - wrote an open letter on Thursday on the website, The Spinoff, saying that Lorde's scheduled performance in Israel "sends the wrong message". Read More

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Turkey dismisses more than 2 700 in latest post-coup purges

Turkey dismisses more than 2 700 in latest post-coup purges

Local and global rights groups as well as Turkey's Western allies accuse President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government of using the failed coup as a pretext to silence opposition in the country and tighten its grip on power. based cleric who Ankara accuses of orchestrating last year's attempted coup, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday. After several street clashes between civilians and the military and the bombing of government buildings such as the National Assembly and the ... Read More

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Bigg Boss 11 : Hina comments on Vikas, Priyank fight with her

Bigg Boss 11 : Hina comments on Vikas, Priyank fight with her

In that case, Hina is still safe, since she is the Captain for now. But when Luv tries to tell Hina about it, she shouts at him also and warns him not to talk about Priyank with her. AkashDadlani, Arshi Khan and Vikas Gupta receive punishment from jail. Vikas got 71% votes and hence he won in the online voting. However contrary to the reports, it is Akash Dadlani who has the maximum chance of being evicted from Bigg Boss 11 . Read More

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Bus Falls Into Banas River; 26 Bodies Recovered — Sawai Madhopur

Bus Falls Into Banas River; 26 Bodies Recovered — Sawai Madhopur

Around 35 people are injured in the accident while the bodies of 30 passengers have been fished out, authorities said. As per reports, the driver lost control over the vehicle. A bus in India has plunged into a river, killing at least 33 people. "Ten 10 bodies were handed over to their families after post mortem". Police said most of the passengers were pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, and were heading to a temple in Malarna Chour near Lalsot. Read More

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Attempted murder at Skipton supermarket

Attempted murder at Skipton supermarket

Witnesses said a man attacked Willsher at the store while she was working. She said: "I just saw the aftermath. All the staff were racing about not knowing what to do", she said. "The whole town is in shock and grieving over the loss". "Christmas this year will an ordeal for many residents", he said. Matthew Barnes, chief executive of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: "Everyone at Aldi is heartbroken by this devastating news". Read More

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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182, says police

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182, says police

It's the latest disaster to hit the Philippines, which is battered by about 20 typhoons and storms each year, making the archipelago that lies on the Pacific typhoon belt one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. "Initial information reports (deaths) due to flash flood". "It's really sad because Christmas is just a few days away, but these things happen beyond our control". Read More

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Indian Army officer, three soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC

Indian Army officer, three soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC

Udhampur-based Defence spokesman said Pakistani troops breached border ceasefire and resorted to indiscriminate firing on Army posts in Keri sector of Nowshera in Rajouri in the afternoon. Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, aged 34 years, belonged to Amritsar, and is survived by his wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter. Pakistan and India have a long history of bitter relations over the Himalayan territory of Kashmir, which is claimed by both in its entirety. Read More

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Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin's Sentence

The Daily News reported Rubashkin was first arrested in 2008, after the Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs enforcement raided the Iowa plant and arrested nearly 400 undocumented immigrants. The Chabad online news site COLlive.com called Trump's announcement a "Modern-day Chanukah miracle", referring to the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which ends Wednesday. Read More

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Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dead at 82

Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dead at 82

Born in Armada, Michigan, on January 9,1935, legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg has won 14 Emmy Awards for his outstanding work. Enberg retired as the television voice of the Padres in 2016 following seven seasons in the booth. He was also the play-by-play announcer for Indiana Hoosiers football and basketball games from 1957-1961. Along with his Emmys, Enberg has received many other award including the Curt Gowdy Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro ... Read More

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UN whacks fresh sanctions on North Korea

UN whacks fresh sanctions on North Korea

The new resolution seeks to ban almost 90% of refined petroleum products exported to North Korea, capping them to only 500,000 barrels per year and as an added change in the demands, the diplomats demand the repatriation of North Koreans working overseas within 24 months instead of the 12 months proposed originally. Read More

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Dual National Eligible For Early Release

Dual National Eligible For Early Release

The Tasnim agency also said that Mr Esmaili had dismissed reports that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe would be released in a prisoner swap deal. A day earlier, Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said that her lawyer recently discovered that her case was classified as "eligible for early release" on the Iranian judiciary website. Read More

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Large fire in Jecheon sports center kills at least 29

Large fire in Jecheon sports center kills at least 29

Many victims appeared to been unaware of the fire raging outside the bathhouse until it became impossible for them to escape, he added. Officials have said the death toll could rise as firefighters continue their search. Jecheon is southeast of the capital Seoul and is popular with visitors to its mountains and lakes. The Olympic torch relay, which was due to pass through Jecheon Friday, has been canceled in the wake of the fire, according to the Jecheon city website. Read More

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Great: Report States North Korea Is Developing Weapons Loaded With Anthrax

Great: Report States North Korea Is Developing Weapons Loaded With Anthrax

In its response, North Korea said the claims in the report were "the USA stereotyped method to cook up untruths as truths, stubbornly insisting that black is white and fabricating anything for satisfying their aggressive greed". The marriage of biological weapons with long range missiles at first glance sounds like nightmare fuel, but sounds freaky given the country's emphasis on nuclear weapons. Read More

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Americans Hold Favorable View of US Economy, But Not Trump

Americans Hold Favorable View of US Economy, But Not Trump

It's still too early to make a definitive projection on how Democratic candidates will fare in 2018 House and Senate elections, but it's certainly looking good for them at the moment. "The GOP tax plan, theoretically, could motivate the base, but our poll finds that only 53 percent of Republicans think it is a good idea, while 67 percent of Democrats and a 45 percent plurality of independents say it is a bad idea", said Fred Yang, a Democratic pollster with Hart Research Associates. Read More

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Trudeau apologizes for conflict of interest with Aga Khan

Trudeau apologizes for conflict of interest with Aga Khan

The outgoing ethics commissioner's long-awaited report suggests that Trudeau could have avoided this outcome had he come to her before going on the trip that began on December 26, 2016. Before that, the two hadn't spoken for 30 years. Justin Trudeau accepted the invitation to spend a holiday at the private island in 2014 and spent ten days there at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. Read More

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Damian Green resigns as Deputy Prime Minister following behaviour investigation

Damian Green resigns as Deputy Prime Minister following behaviour investigation

An official report by the Cabinet Office found that statements he had made about being unaware pornographic material had been found on his computer were "inaccurate and misleading" and as such fell short of the ministerial code. The investigation into Green concluded that his conduct as a minister "has generally been both professional and proper" but that while there were "competing and contradictory accounts", Maltby's accusations were "plausible". Read More

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Dead After Crash Of Tourist Bus Headed For Mayan Ruins In Mexico

Of the 13 passengers who were injured, three were from Canada, four from Brazil and four from the United States, according to the Quintana Roo government. He said the family had no additional information to provide at this time. They knew the driver's identity and would get a statement from him, but were not sure if he was in a hospital or still at home, the prosecutor said. Read More

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Turkish government wants Enes Kanter imprisoned for four years

Turkish government wants Enes Kanter imprisoned for four years

Erdogan told the minister to "know your place" as he railed against the Twitter user's claims. Erdogan said the Ottoman Pasha who governed Medina between 1916 and 1919 was protecting the holy city and its treasures, adding: "O you poor (man) who is slandering us, where were your ancestors at the time?" During World War One, local Arabs led by Hussein Sharif of Hejaz revolted against the collapsing Ottoman Empire for independence over what they saw as an increasing ethnic Turkish ... Read More

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'I Never Even Wavered' On Gorsuch, WaPo Sources 'Don't Exist'

'I Never Even Wavered' On Gorsuch, WaPo Sources 'Don't Exist'

The report was published in the Washington Post Monday night, and said Trump discussed rescinding Gorsuch's nomination after he was critical of Trump and his verbal attacks on the federal judiciary. Days later Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal said Gorsuch privately told him he found the comments "disheartening" and "demoralizing ". Gorsuch had told Sen. Read More

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China urges USA to abandon Cold War mindset reflected in Trump report

China urges USA to abandon Cold War mindset reflected in Trump report

This Tuesday, PRC Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying scolded the Trump Administration for a provocative text of its new National Security Strategy (NSS), which accuses China of seeking to "shape a world antithetical to U.S. A statement by the Chinese Embassy in Washington called on the United States government to discard "old thinking". "On the basis of mutual respect, China is willing to exist peacefully with other countries including the United States". Read More

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Animatronic President Trump debuts at Disney's 'Hall of Presidents'

Animatronic President Trump debuts at Disney's 'Hall of Presidents'

At our founding, it was the American people who rose up to defend our freedoms and win our independence. It is why our founders began our great constitution with three very simple words: "'We the People'". Editor's note: The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of Walt Disney World and ABC News. "The hall was meant to reopen on June 30, but will now be open from Tuesday", wrote a third one. Read More

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Saudi-led forces intercept Riyadh-bound Houthi missile

Saudi-led forces intercept Riyadh-bound Houthi missile

Yemeni Houthi rebels have announced the launch of a ballistic missile targeting Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh , according to a statement by the movement's spokesman on Twitter. He also mentioned that in this meeting Iran referred to the direct involvement of the USA government in the killing and massacre of innocent people in Yemen, stressing that the sale of billions of dollars of deadly weapons to Saudi Arabia, including cluster bombs, is the major cause of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Read More

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New Austrian govt met with protests

New Austrian govt met with protests

As Austria's new conservative-right government causes mixed reactions in Germany, the country's new chancellor, Sebastian Kurz , has stated that he wants to enhance friendly relations with Berlin. "We can not ignore the fear that in other countries extreme parties will join the government based on the Austrian model", he said, "without the unambiguous rejection of anti-Semitism that Austria has provided". Read More

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Gunmen attack military training centre in Kabul

Gunmen attack military training centre in Kabul

The slain officer was the district police commander, he added. During the attack, roads to the area were closed and dozens of police and intelligence officers blocked access to the public. Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of an attack in Kabul , Afghanistan December 18, 2017. Another government official said the attack was near the intelligence agency training center. Read More

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US Blames North Korea for WannaCry Ransomware Attack

US Blames North Korea for WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Some researchers have said they believed WannaCry was deployed accidentally by North Korea as hackers were developing the code. Bossert said those responsible for carrying out cyber-attacks against the U.S. "After careful investigation, the USA today publicly attributes the massive "WannaCry" cyberattack to North Korea", Bessert writes . But the Defense Ministry refused to confirm the nature of the information that was compromised. Read More

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