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Nayanthara Comes Out In Support Of Jallikattu

The Supreme Court had recently rejected a plea seeking to allow the controversial sport played during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and reserved its verdict on petitions challenging central government's notification allowing the sport. If it is not, ...

United States strikes in Libya kill 80 IS fighters

A USA official said the strikes were aimed at eliminating so-called "squirters" who had previously escaped from Sirte after it was liberated last fall. Carter said the USA military had been watching the camps, which had popped up as Islamic State f...

Donald Trump risks angering China by inviting Taiwan representative to presidential inauguration

No US president has spoken directly to a Taiwanese leader ever since former president Jimmy Carter announced full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 1979 and ended relations with Taiwan. Trump made waves when he stated during...

A federal task force is investigating if Russian Federation directly aided Trump

Trump tweeted Sunday night, "Was this the leaker of Fake News? ". Brennan told the Journal in a story published Monday night that he did not leak the dossier, which contains unverified but salacious personal information about Trump and allude...

Crude Oil Slides On Signs Of U.S. Glut

Light, sweet crude for February delivery was recently down $1.14, or 2.17%, at $51.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after earlier falling as low as $15.21 a barrel. "The market genuinely seems quite happy here (around $55)...but peopl...

Obama commutes sentence of Manning, pardons Cartwright

Army whistleblower sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 classified U.S. State Department and military documents in 2010 regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is coming home. While many regard Manning's actions as an act of...

Siblings kidnapped from RI in 1985 found, mother arrested

Elaine Yates was charged with Child Snatching in the alleged abduction of her daughters over 30 years ago. In Dec. 2016, members of the Rhode Island State Police received information on the possible whereabouts of the mother and children.

Victoria Beckham 'launches legal action over Spice Girls reunion'

It is an extremely sad way for things to end", the source told The Sun . OKAY, so there were only three members left since Victoria Beckham and Mel C decided it wasn't for them - are they insane?! It represents a fatal blow for the plans, al...

Tweeter-in-Chief: Trump to Maintain Personal Handle After Inauguration

Watch the report above, and let us know what you think in the comments. President-elect Donald Trump has indicated that he intends to keep his personal Twitter account and not use the presidential one. "And the tweeting, I thought I would do less...

Paris Summit to kick off today without Israeli presence

He said the conference "pushes peace further away because it hardens the Palestinian positions" and "it also pushes them away from direct negotiations without preconditions". In an Op-Ed published on Thursday in the New Zealand Herald, McCullay w...

More Inmates Killed in Latest Brazil Prison Riot

Police managed to regain control of the prison 14 hours after the riots started on Saturday afternoon. "We could see the heads ripped off" three of the dead prisoners, said Zemilton Silva, coordinator of the prison system. Four more prisoners were ...

West Ham Fans React to Dimitri Payet's Refusal to Play

Clearly fearing that fans could turn their anger on a decal at the stadium that bears Payet's chant, a steward was positioned there ahead of Saturday's fixture. Defoe was crucial in Sunderland's survival last season, and has been influential once aga...

Poland to welcome 3500 United States troops in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deployment

Earlier this week, 4,000 US troops arrived in Germany, and part of them will also be deployed to Romania, by rotation. "This is the fulfillment of a dream", Michal Baranowski, the director of the German Marshall Fund think tank in Warsaw, told th...

Obama signs executive order easing sanctions against Sudan

Sudan was labeled a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993 and has been subject to a USA trade embargo since 1997 over its support for Islamist groups. Sudan will review its monetary and exchange rate policies in a bid to lure new foreign investment ...

Food Sales Up At Marks & Spencer In Third Quarter

The iconic United Kingdom retailer reported a 5.9% rise in sales for the 13 weeks ended December 31 compared with the third quarter of its previous fiscal year, with food sales up 5.6% and clothing and home sales up 3.1%. Against the background of un...

Obama: Trump Cannot Have An 'Improvisational Presidency'

By comparison, the same survey found that 83 percent of Americans approved of Barack Obama's transition and only 12 percent disapproved at this time in his presidential transition to his first term. "Whatever the reasons, Trump's approach since Novem...

Is the BSF jawan a whistleblower or 'habitual offender'?

In a series of videos, which went viral on various social media platforms, BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers "sell it off" in an "illegal" manner in the market.

Parade, prayer breakfast to celebrate ML King, Jr. legacy

Events throughout the week are open to the public and will reflect the theme, "Faith and Reconciliation". "It's really a time for us to more fully and intentionally remember the hard work of Martin Luther King Jr. Nikki Giovanni, an American poet...

Canada's Trudeau to shuffle Cabinet Tuesday, drop foreign minister

A third rookie MP from Ontario, Ahmed Hussen (York South-Weston), is the new minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship. She'll replace Maryam Monsef, who is being moved to Status of Women (again, a thing in Canada), taking over from Patty H...

US Navy fired shots at speeding Iranian boats

The Mahan fired warning flares and a patrolling U.S. Navy helicopter even deployed a smoke float to no avail. The USS Mahan (pictured here in a past photo). Earlier in September, seven Iranian fast-attack boats were involved in an unsafe en...

Attacks kill 23 in Iraq

Suicide bombings at two marketplaces in eastern Baghdad killed at least 20 people - the latest in a spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital that have left dozens dead in recent days. There has been a series of attacks in just over a week, claiming doze...

Vehicle bomb kills at least 50 in Syria's A'zaz

The jihadist group is present elsewhere in Aleppo province and has sought to advance on Azaz in the past. At least two vehicle bomb blasts previously targeted the town, with FSA pointing the finger at "IS". A doctor cited by Turkey's state-run Anadol...

Japan recalls envoy to SoKor over statue

Up to 200,000 women and girls were forced into sexual slavery to serve the Imperial Japanese Army before and during World War II, historians say. Suga called the placing of the statue "extremely regrettable", since Japan and South Korea had reached...

FBI Asks Help IDing Cambridge Bank Robber Resembling RI Escapee

Cambridge police described the robbery suspect as a black man, with a husky build and a mustache. He broke into the facility through a kitchen window, federal prosecutors said, citing surveillance video and an electronic monitoring bracelet Morales...

Moise Officially Declared President

The Electoral Court in its ruling on December 20 ordered that 12 per cent of randomly drawn presidential minutes be verified and that the verification exercise be carried out in the presence of the parties concerned and the national and worldwide ele...

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Team Israel suffers first loss in World Baseball Classic

Israel is now 1-1 in the second round of the 16-team quadrennial tournament and 4-1 overall. Gregorius got his final RBI on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He has been used at DH fo...

Turkey-Netherlands row shows no sign of ebbing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the decision, saying the ban was reminiscent of Nazism and pledged to retaliate. "I understand they are angry, but this is of...

Chinese president to meet with Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to host his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping at his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort next month. However, a senior administration officia...

BJP scores massive victory in Uttar Pradesh; leaders thank PM Modi

It seems the voters turn on the Congress in places where Rahul spearheads the party's poll campaign. Many in the party feel the leadership is in a flux amid continued uncertainty o...

Akhilesh Yadav submits his resignation to UP Governor Ram Naik

While most Samajwadi Party leaders were having a bad day in the office, there was one man who stood tall. After months of power-struggle on January 1 with help of his uncle Prof Ra...

Another legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting Trump's initial travel ban order after Washington state and Minnesota sued. The reason for his hesitatio...

Donald Tusk re-elected as European Council head

Donald Tusk has done a good job. The 27 remaining European Union states are now preparing a joint declaration to mark later this month the 60th anniversary of a founding trea...

Trump taps Bush administration lawyer and Cruz friend as Solicitor General

Francisco now serves as the administration's acting solicitor general , the National Law Journal reports. Francisco is but one of many Jones Day partners to make his way in...

Turkey, Russia, and U.S. draw chart to oust IS out of Syria

Therefore, the US-led coalition stationed forces in Manbij to send a message to all forces to keep their focus on ISIS. Photos of McGurk's visit to Kobani surfaced on social media ...

Poachers Killed A Rhino At A Paris Zoo And Stole Its Horn

But the poachers appear to have been disturbed as his second - partially sawn - horn was left behind. Poachers broke into a French zoo and murdered a beloved white rhinoceros, ch...

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Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened

Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has written to Akhilesh Yadav asking why the chief minister has retained rape-accused minister Gayatri Prajapati in his cabinet. Raids have been con...

Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said today he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone amid a row over rallies cancelled in Germany ahead of a vote ne...

Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Hikind said he has spoken with the New York Police Department on scene, but officials with the cemetery said that there was no vandalism, and that perhaps the damage was caused by ...

Oil Price Climbs As OPEC Members Stick To Production Cut

Oil Price Climbs As OPEC Members Stick To Production Cut

However, government efforts to appease the militants seem to be working, and earlier this week, an official from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said that the country...

Trump to host Germany's Merkel at the White House

For her part, Merkel announced that the German contribution to the economic development of Tunisia will be increased by 15.8 million USA dollars. Germany is interested in creati...