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Congress calls 12-hour Kannur bandh today protesting youth leader's murder

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Though Shuhaib was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, he later succumbed to his injuries at the Kozhikode Medical college hospital. The police suspect that it was an organised attack by some CPI (M) supporters. However, if any party worker was involved in the murder , the party would take appropriate action, he said. The Congress said they would not blockade vehicles. Read More »

NY sues Weinstein and Co

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The lawsuit accuses Harvey Weinstein of repeated and persistent sexual harassment, and threatening employees with violence. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company for "failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination", as violations of New York state law. Read More »

Huge Blaze Burning At Building At Circular Quay After Explosion

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A sheet of scaffolding in the building caught alight and collapsed onto Pitt Street and Alfred Street near Circular Quay about 8.40am on Tuesday, a Fire and Rescue NSW spokeswoman told AAP. Thirteen workers have been assessed by medical crews for smoke inhalation, but no injuries have been reported. Firefighters are battling the flames as they engulf the building. Read More »

See how well your favourite supermarket did in the satisfaction survey

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It is the second time Aldi has come top of the Which? report - the previous occasion being in 2014 - and comes after it gave its 5,000 staff a pay rise. Elsewhere, Sainsbury's ended up bottom of the list, with a spokesperson pointing to confusing methodology of the ranking system and highlighting how it beat Aldi in categories like store appearance, queuing time, staff availability and product range. Read More »

Oxfam crisis: Whistleblower claims Haiti allegations are just tip of iceberg

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Concern Worldwide , which raised a "record high income" of €183.5 million in 2016 for overseas projects, said it was now reviewing its safeguarding systems in light of the Oxfam revelations to "maximise their effectiveness". Meanwhile the Innocent drinks company - one of Oxfam's corporate sponsors which donates around £100,000 per year- said it wants to see a clear plan "for how this could not ever happen again". Read More »

UP varsity bans entry of students on Valentine's Day

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It has declared an off on February 14 (coinciding with Maha Shivratri ) and barred the students to not roam in the campus. "In recent years, it has been seen that influenced by Western culture, young people celebrate February 14 as Valentine's Day". Read More »

CM Naidu orders officials to complete capital construction on time

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Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh ranks third with Rs 48 crore. Only 19% of the top state leaders have assets worth less than Rs 1 crore and 7% have assets worth more than Rs 100 crore. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has two charges related to Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed (IPC Section-134), one charge related to voluntarily causing hurt by unsafe weapons or means (IPC Section-324). Read More »

Iran President to visit Hyderabad on Thursday

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The Iranian President will also deliver a lecture at a thinktank in New Delhi on Saturday. Nearly 100% of Iranians support the existing political system in the country, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, addressing a meeting in Tehran attended by governor generals of provinces. Read More »

Rahul ignores criticism, says will visit temples

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He said "kota hindutvavadis are taking birth today". Why did you do this to give it to your friend? "Third question - when you took this decision in Paris and when India's defence minister was buying fish in Goa - did you take permission from the Cabinet Committee on Security?" Launching the yatra from the mine-rich Ballari is significant as Sonia Gandhi had made her maiden entry to Parliament from the district in 1999, when she defeated BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in a fiercely fought ... Read More »

Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

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The draft political resolution, which sees the developments of the day in the context of where it left off at its previous party congress three years ago, is a compendium of the CPM's positions on worldwide and national situations, and what they refer to as the rightward political shift. Read More »

Every Canadian needs to read Senator Murray Sinclair's response to Boushie verdict

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She wants the provincial and federal governments to overhaul Canada's education and justice system, and said that's going to take perseverance and cooperation from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike. "They use these terms, 'Well, we've got to put up with them". Boushie's cousin, Jade Tootoosis, previously said that defence lawyers rejected all visibly Indigenous people during jury selection. Read More »

Duterte slammed over threat to shoot female rebels in the genitals

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Human rights watchdogs and women's groups have condemned Duterte recent statement after he said that female communist rebels in Philippine should be shot in their private parts as punishment for fighting the government. "I mean, that's amusing". In a statement on Sunday, February 11, Gabriela Women's Party (GWP) said Duterte's latest "nasty" remark openly encourages violence against women and "further confirms himself as the most risky macho-fascist in the government". Read More »

Climber airlifted off OR mountain dies

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Rescuers made it up to the climbers at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at 10,500-foot elevation and assessed them before starting down the mountain. "All told, seven climbers in two groups have been taken down or off the mountain", the Clackamas County Sheriff's office confirmed on Twitter Tuesday night. Read More »

U.S. to boost aid to Jordan, despite Trump's threats

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Mr Tillerson meanwhile said the proposal was "fairly well advanced" but would not comment on when the administration might put it forward. "As part of that presence, we will continue to train local security forces in Syria", Tillerson said. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce apologises to wife and family in public statement

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is heading to the United States next week, and has said Mr Joyce will be acting Prime Minister in his absence. A group of about four or five Nationals MPs is believed to have tried to get Mr Joyce to resign, but they didn't have the numbers in the 21-member party room, while some Liberal MPs were also unhappy with Mr Joyce's week-long scandal. Read More »

Dutch worldwide affairs minister quits after mendacity about Putin assembly

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Zijlstra's interpretation of the comments "did not come from me or from the words I used", he said. On Monday, Mr Zijlstra conceded he was not present at the meeting but heard the story from somebody who was. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte overwhelmingly survived a late-night vote of no-confidence just hours after his foreign minister quit, admitting he had lied about attending a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Four Paramilitary Troopers Killed In Pakistani Taliban Attack

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Quetta Senior Superintendent of Police Naseebullah Khan told Reuters that the "four men were shot in the head". The slain security men deployed on the security of the railway track were identified as Naik Muhammad Saeed, Lance Naik Muhammad Aslam, Shabbir and Muhammad Amjad, said the police. Read More »

Ice Hockey: American woman sets Olympic record for fastest goals

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According to NBC Olympics , Kacey Bellamy Gigi Marvin, and Hannah Brandt scored the other three goals, and now, Team USA will face Canada in a potential gold medal preview. Nicole Hensley, who started the US win over Canada in the 2017 world championship, made 13 saves in her Olympic debut. It was the first Olympic goal for the three-time Olympian. Read More »

Greece Protests to Turkey over Boat Incident in Aegean Sea

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Greece's coast guard said nobody was injured in the collision around midnight Monday, although the Greek vessel suffered damage to the stern where the Turkish boat hit it with its bows. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras in a phone call that Greece needed to take necessary measures to decrease the tension in the Aegean Sea, a source from Yildirim's office said. Read More »

Cuomo unveils amendment to payroll tax proposal in executive budget

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Budget Director Robert Mujica said Cuomo is adding to his budget proposal an "employer compensation expense tax" that would be optional for employers and employees as a way to work around the federal-deduction limit. State budget director Robert Mujica said President Trump and the GOP-run Congress left the state with no choice but to try to counter what he described as an attack on NY. Read More »

Wichita schools will return to a longer school year

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His group is a coalition of 68 of the largest school districts around the country, focusing together on improving urban education. The school board is expecting more new students in the years to come, which will come with its own challenges, she said. Read More »

Jennifer Garner helps sell Girl Scout cookies

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Jennifer Garner only joined Instagram a few months ago, but she now has 1 million followers - and several of them are about to be on serious sugar highs. Watch Garner talk about the process below in an amusing clip from the morning talk show. "[I was] so distressed to find out that some people do not have access to Girl Scouts or Girl Scout Cookies". Read More »

Valentine's Day protest: Dog, donkey get married in Chennai

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In Chennai, an organisation called the Bharat Hindu Front conducted a "marriage ceremony" of a dog and a donkey on Wednesday in protest against the day. In videos recorded by passers-by, several people carrying saffron flags and wielding sticks could be seen threatening couples, the agency said. Nagaraj also requested the state government to pay people who marry for love. Read More »

Gupta brother arrested, two others negotiate handover after Hawks raid

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Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. It is expected that the three persons arrested earlier today during operations carried out by the Hawks at Gauteng properties, including a Bedfordview house, will appear in court in Bloemfontein tomorrow. Read More »

Julian Assange loses legal bid to quash United Kingdom arrest warrant

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Newly discovered emails reveal that Swedish prosecutors were eager to drop the case against Assange in 2013, four years before they would officially drop the charges against him. The Guardian reports that Assange attorney Mark Summers QC noted attempts by the United Kingdom government to maintain Assange's detention- despite evidence that Sweden requested a withdrawal of the European arrest warrant for Assange- referring specifically to the fact that Sweden in October of 2013 ... Read More »

Thomas Cook Starting Tunisia Flights After 2015

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Thirty-eight tourists, including 30 Britons, were killed in June 2015 when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire at the five-star Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel. Terror group Isis claimed responsibility for the shooting. In reply to a tweet by BBC Breakfast showing an interview with a Thomas Cook official, Colin McCulloch wrote: 'Great. Read More »

Nagaland Assembly elections 2018: Former three-time chief minister to win unopposed?

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Of the 42 Congress candidates who won the 2014 Assembly elections in that State, 11 won it uncontested. Three-time chief minister Rio was declared victor after his rivals - Naga People's Front (NPF) candidate and Independent candidate Neiphrezo Keditsu - pulled out of the contest on the last day of withdrawal of nominations on Monday, chief electoral officer said. Read More »

RSF pays tribute to Asma Jahangir on her death

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Chairman National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) Justice (Retd.) Ali Nawaz Chowhan Monday expressed deep sorrow and grief over the sudden demise of renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jehangir. Although she was not given permission to pursue her mandate within the country, she collected evidence of human rights violations and documented these for her submission to the General Assembly. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II is Working to Reduce Waste at Buckingham Palace

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It looks like 2018 could be the year in which we start to, collectively, take plastic waste reduction seriously. Reportedly inspired by the work of nature documentarian Sir David Attenborough , the queen hopes the changes at the royal estate will help "tackle the issue" of rampant plastic pollution . Read More »

Sensex rebounds 295 points on global cues, Q3 push

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At 11.05 am, the BSE Sensex was up 247.18 points at 34,252.94, while the National Stock Exchange's Nifty 50 rose 67 points to 10,521.95. The BSE market breadth was bullish as 1,028 stocks advanced as against 224 declines. Sector-wise, power was up 1.87 per cent, realty (1.73 per cent), capital goods (1.65 per cent), infrastructure (1.47 per cent), healthcare (1.18 per cent), auto (1.06 per cent), metal (1.01 per cent), banking (0.68 per cent) and oil & gas (0.62 per cent). Read More »

Boris Johnson describes 'sheer devastation' of burned out Rohingya villages

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Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) estimates 6,700 Rohingya died in the first month of violence. Myanmar's government has denied the allegations. Many Rohingya do not feel safe returning to a country where they have faced violent persecution and decades of discrimination at the hands of a state that has denied them citizenship. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench for the Lakers on Saturday

With that being said, the Mavericks haven't been in great form and are coming into this game fresh off a double-digit loss to the Warriors , but I like their chances against the new-look Lakers who could be shorthanded for this one. Thomas, 29, averaged 14.7 points and 4.5 assists but shot just 36% from the field in 15 games with the Cavaliers. Thomas played 31 minutes off the bench, and it's unclear if he'll take the starting job by the time Lonzo Ball comes back from injury. Read More »

'White powder' sent to Barack Obama's office

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But Secret Service agents were still on the scene investigating, and the area in Washington, D.C., has remained closed to traffic until that investigation is completed. Police did not say where the substance came from or its intended recipient. "D.C. police and fire crews responded as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Secret Service". Read More »

South Koreans Upset By Focus On North, Kim Jong-un's Sister

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Pence's comments suggested that the administration of President Donald Trump, which has mostly taken a hard line over any potential engagement with North Korea , might be looking more favorably at diplomatic options. Moon said last June that he was willing to hold talks without preconditions if North Korea refrained from further nuclear and missile provocations. Read More »

Iraq official: Daesh chief alive, being treated in Syria

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United States intelligence agencies have assessed with a high degree of confidence that the world's most wanted man was near Raqqa, Syria in May when the missile struck, the USA officials said. However, that claim has since been disputed by US and Russian leadership. One anonymous USA official dismissed Russia's claims that Baghdadi had been killed in the airstrike while another noted that Baghdadi had since been able to return to his leadership role, although he added that he did not know ... Read More »

Jayalalithaa's portrait unveiled in TN assembly, DMK moves Madras HC

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Presiding the function, the CM said, "Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar held that "Desiyamum Deivikamum" (patriotism and spirituality) are like two eyes and Jayalalithaa lived that ideal throughout her life". Opposition parties, including the Congress , PMK, DMDK and CPM questioned the move, calling Jayalalithaa a convict. Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief S Thirunavukkarasar said the matter would be brought to the notice of the party high command. Read More »

Lives being shattered by mere allegation

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They just couldn't resist. Now the most frequent charge against Mexicans, especially immigrants, is that they "steal" American jobs by working harder and for less pay than others. Trump reminded the gathered press that Porter maintains his innocence and is "very sad now", and shared his prediction that Porter has a "great career ahead of him". Read More »

After taking sanctuary in a church, man's deportation delayed by ICE

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The Arizona Republic reported Monday evening that Jesus Berrones, the father of five-year-old with a rare cancer , learned that he was granted the temporary year-long stay while at a church that offered him sanctuary. Berrones administers his son's chemotherapy drugs daily because his wife, who is pregnant, can't be around when the bottle is open. On Thursday, ICE denied an extension to remain in the US for 30-year-old Jesus Berrones , who lives in Arizona with his pregnant wife and ... Read More »

Government unveils auto-blocking tool for extremist content

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According to them, numerous major tech companies have developed technology specific to their own platforms and have publicly reported on the difference this is making in their fight against terrorist content. During her visit to the USA west coast, Rudd will discuss what companies are doing to develop methods that identify Daesh propaganda, and support smaller companies, such as Vimeo, Telegra.ph and pCloud to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Read More »

Big Questions Raised By The Latest White House Scandal

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The case has raised questions about the credibility of President Donald Trump's most senior advisers and their awareness of serious allegations against an aide who had access to some of the nation's most sensitive information. Mr. Wray did not disclose the contents of that initial report, but Mr. Most likely, Porter was deemed too valuable to the White House given that he, and virtually no one else, including the president and chief of staff John Kelly, understood how the legislative ... Read More »

South Korea's Leader Invited to North Korea

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The two sides held talks for about three hours today, the day after the delegation arrived in South Korea for the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics . On the other, the president of South Korea sat with Kim's sister and North Korea's nominal head of state, separated only by IOC President Thomas Bach. Read More »

Total forest & tree cover in India increases by over 8000 sq km

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Taken together India's tree and forest cover is 8,02,088 sq km, which is 24.39% of the total area. Overall there is a decrease of 630 sq km of forest. As per the latest assessment, water bodies inside forest cover have increased by 2,647 sq kms during the last decade. In comparison to the assessment done in 2011, there WAS an increase of 1.73 million hectares in bamboo area, the report said. Read More »

Worms pulled from woman's eye

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The woman's case, reported in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene yesterday, began in the summer of 2015 in the U.S., soon after she returned home from a ranch in Gold Beach, Oregon, where she had been horseback riding. The other two types of eye worms that infect humans are Thelazia callipaeda , found in Asia, and Thelazia californiensis , found across Asia and Europe. Read More »