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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinema after 35 years

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Cinemas were banned in the early 1980s under pressure from Islamists as Saudi society turned towards a restrictive form of the religion that discouraged public entertainment and many forms of mixing between men and women. "This marks a watershed moment in the development of the cultural economy in the kingdom", the information minister, Awwad Alawwad , said in the statement . Read More »

Roy Moore Surrogate Stunned Into Silence By His Own Ignorance

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After some back and forth, Mr. Tapper reiterated: "The law is not that you have to swear on a Christian Bible". "Because you have to swear on the Bible", Crockett replied . "That's what he wanted to swear in on", Tapper said before ending the segment. The reason is one of the more intelligible parts of the Constitution: Article VI, Clause 3, which covers oaths of office. Read More »

Suspect In Custody After Explosion At Subway Station In Midtown Manhattan

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Ullah had attached the pipe bomb to himself with a "combination of Velcro and zip ties", said James P. O'Neill, commissioner of the New York Police Department. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the explosion in New York City, said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. More than 10 train lines use the location and it served 64.5 million passengers in 2016. Read More »

Brexit: Theresa May facing 'real possibility' of Withdrawal Bill defeat

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that the final Brexit withdrawal agreement will be put to a vote in both houses of parliament. Lib Dem former minister Tom Brake's amendment 124, which aimed to prevent the Bill's regulation-making powers being used to "create barriers" to the UK's continued membership of the single market, was defeated by 315 votes to 93 - majority 222. Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Has Resigned From Her White House Job

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the resignation will take effect January 20 - the one year anniversary of Trump's inauguration. Regardless of how she left, Manigault Newman (who is best known by her first name alone) was an unusual choice for a White House job. But she clashed at times with the Washington political establishment in the White House. Read More »

11-year-old girl handcuffed, arrested at gunpoint in MI

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Another officer can be heard saying, "Quit crying". "I'm afraid to open or go near my back door", Hodges said. The women, who were not armed, were eventually released, cops said. The 11-year-old said the incident has impacted her in other ways, too. Honesti was then placed in the police cruiser for about 10 minutes. "When my mom was walking past, I was putting my hands through the little bars, banging on the windows, screaming, 'Please don't let them take me, '" Honestie said. Read More »

Iran says USA seeks to maximize Zionist interests

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The Iranian president has firmly condemned the U.S. step, urging the Islamic world to stand together against the decision, while the Iranian parliament, the Islamic Consultative Assembly, called on the Muslim countries to sever diplomatic ties with Israel and to minimize economic ties with the United States. Read More »

Court rejects Zuma's bid to review state capture report

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The report by Madonsela released in November past year ordered an inquiry into allegations that the Guptas may have influenced the appointment of cabinet members in Zuma's administration and received special treatment for a coal business linked to the family and Duduzane Zuma, the president's son. Read More »

Deadline to link Aadhaar with banks, PAN extended indefinitely by govt

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The announcement comes after the government on Friday extended the deadline to link Aadhar with PAN from December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018. It amended the Prevention of Money-laundering rules to incorporate the new provision. Certain regulations in the PMLA impose obligation on reporting entities like the financial institutions and banks. The broad rule also applies to all cash dealing of more than Rs 10 lakh or its equivalent in foreign currency, cash transactions where forged or ... Read More »

US Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School

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A 10-year-old boy suffered a minor injury but the exact cause was unclear, an Okinawa prefecture official told Reuters. Its planned relocation, pushed by the Japanese and US governments, has been delayed for more than 20 years because many residents want it entirely off of Okinawa. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi slams PM Narendra Modi for attacking Manmohan Singh

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Mr Modi had himself visited Pakistan two years ago to personally extend greetings to the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on his birthday on Mr Sharif's invitation. The principal Opposition party is also an important player in India's domestic politics. Modi said Aiyar and other Congress leaders held secret talks with the Pakistani envoy in Delhi. Read More »

DPRK might be digesting United Nations message: UN official

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The DPRK officials needed time to discuss internally and brief their leaders on the UN message, Feltman told reporters at UN Headquarters in NY after he briefed the Security Council on his visit to Pyongyang. Feltman also is scheduled to attend. Mr. Feltman emphasised the need for the full implementation of all relevant Security Council resolutions. The US is also pushing for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean problem with secretary of state Rex Tillerson displaying an eagerness ... Read More »

Met Office warns of frost and ice

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The status yellow alert, which takes effect from 12 noon on Wednesday, applies to Counties Limerick, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry. A spokesperson said those in the aforementioned six counties can expect west to southwest winds veering west to northwest with mean speeds of 45kph to 65kph which will gust up to 85kph. Read More »

Special courts to try MPs and MLAs: Centre

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The apex court has ordered that these cases will have to be wrapped up within a year. The government is also in touch with the various high courts, in case the data is available with them, said the affidavit. It had said around 4,200 cases were handled by each subordinate court and there was an urgent need to set up special court to implement its order for speedy disposal of cases against MPs and MLAs. Read More »

Perspectives On Trump Announcement About Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

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To discuss, we're joined by five guests - scholars, journalists, and activists with different perspectives on Jerusalem and the peace process. In more than two years of intermittent attacks, Palestinians have killed more than 50 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks. Read More »

Five soldiers missing after heavy snowfall along LoC

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The army has begun rescue operations and pressed specialised teams into operation. It was informed that at least three soldiers were reported missing after the avalanche. It has been snowing heaving in hilly areas of Kashmir since the start of this week. The valley remained cut off from the rest of the country as flight operations at the Srinagar airport were suspended and the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic after the snowfall. Read More »

Top Russian Military Officer: US, South Korea, Japan Military Exercises 'Heighten Hysteria'

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On Monday, General Valery Gerasimov informed Japan of Moscow's concerns that USA -spearheaded military exercises around the Korean Peninsula - with junior ally Japan - could escalate tensions with North Korea . The two leaders will discuss "ways to improve regional and global peace, security and development including means to peacefully resolving the North Korean nuclear issue", said another Cheong Wa Dae official. Read More »

Russian Federation to Suspend Diplomatic Presence in Yemen, Ambassador to Work From Riyadh

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Zakharova said the decision to close the embassy, in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, was related to the security situation in the country, without elaborating. I think this war is against the interests of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates. He noted that humanitarian aid continues to be distributed to liberated governorates, including the dispersal of relief convoys to the city of al-Khokha and its neighboring villages, in addition to the delivery of thousands of food parcels to alleviate the ... Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's anti-Trump text messages released to Congress

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Strzok was removed from the investigation and Page had already been removed from her assignment to Mueller, Politico reports. The texts were sent to Congress the night before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, where the messages between the two FBI officials could fuel Republican calls for a second special counsel to be appointed to investigate how the FBI handled the Clinton investigation. Read More »

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly at age 65

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Willie Brown , who was San Francisco's 41st mayor, told KRON4 he is "still numb" to the news, and says "we have lost our leader". San Francisco's Mayor Ed Lee died suddenly early Tuesday morning. Lee became the city's mayor in 2011, when he was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the mayoral seat vacated by Gavin Newsom , who went on to be come lieutenant governor. Read More »

Tillerson overture to N.Korea: US ready to talk without pre-condition

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Eastern Seaboard — a milestone in its decades-long drive to pose an atomic threat to its American adversary that Trump has vowed to prevent, using military force if necessary. Trump and Kim have been trading barbs and personal insults for months, with Kim even sentencing Trump to death . Tillerson also said the United States was working to tighten enforcement of worldwide sanctions against North Korea, especially further measures that China can apply, and that Washington had a full menu of ... Read More »

Tracking the Jisha rape and murder case verdict

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The case pertains to the brutal rape and murder of Jisha, a law student from Perumbavoor on April 28, 2016. The court also said that the charges of destruction of evidence (IPC 201) and other charges under various sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act will not stand in the case. Read More »

Abbasi to present Pak stance on Jerusalem at OIC summit

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The OIC will make a united stance on the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and call upon the United States to review its decision that triggered widespread global condemnation, including from U.S. All eyes, especially the Muslim world's, are now focused on the extraordinary Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit relating to the latest Palestine-Israel conflict following the United States government's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning Issued For NNY

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday . About 6-8 inches of snow is expected to accumulate during this time, accompanied by wind gusts of 20 to 35 miles per hour. Read More »

Charles Jenkins, Cold War Defector To North Korea, Dies At 77

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He married Hitomi Soga, a Japanese woman who was taken prisoner by North Korea after being accused of spying, and had two children, The Guardian said. Soga, 58, had already returned to Japan two years before with a group of other abductees. "If there's a God in the heaven, he carried me through it", Jenkins told U.S. Read More »

Scenic California coastal communities in path of inferno

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It's just more intense, more widespread. "Individuals need to come together to make our communities livable", he said. That mutual aid began December 5, a spokeswoman said. A flare-up Sunday on the western edge of a huge fire burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties sent up a new plume that added to heavy smoke already choking areas around the cities of Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Paula. Read More »

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran: seismological center

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Another quake that hits the Iranian state at 5.4 occurred in western Iran on Monday, where last month 530 people died because of 7.3 magnitude natural disaster. Although Iran is the Earthquake-prone zone as it sits on major fault lines. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake destroyed the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. Read More »

NFL Network analysts suspended amid sexual harassment probe

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Alex Riethmiller, a spokesman for the NFL Network , said Faulk, Taylor and Evans have been suspended from their duties pending an investigation into the allegations. Bill Simmons could not be reached for comment by Bloomberg regarding Weinberger's role in his company. Jami Cantor , who worked as a wardrobe stylist for NFL Network before she was sacked in October 2016, alleges Faulk invited her to his hotel room, stroked and pulled out his genitals in front of her. Read More »

Ukraine moves for House Arrest of Saakashvili

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Kyiv's Pechersky district court has turned down the prosecutor's motion to place leader of the Movement of New Forces Party in Ukraine and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who is accused by the Ukrainian authorities of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russian Federation, under around-the-clock house arrest for two months, APA reports quoting UNIAN. Read More »

Matt Morgan Comments On Rich Swann's Arrest, Tribute To The Troops Promos

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Former WWE wrestler, and current city councilman for Longwood's district four, Matt Morgan was shocked when he heard the news of Swann's arrest. Morgan met Swann when Swann was beginning his career. Yung became afraid that the argument was going to escalate, and proceeded to leave the auto. Swann denied these allegations, stating that Yung went into the auto without force. Read More »

Trump tells NASA to send astronauts back to the moon

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The directive, Gidley said, will push NASA to "refocus. on its core mission of space exploration". With former astronaut and moon walker Buzz Aldrin at his side last June, Trump signed an executive order re-establishing the National Space Council and naming Vice President Mike Pence as its head. Read More »

Team Fukrey Returns Excited About Box Office Collection

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The film, which is the sequel to the 2013 hit Fukrey , showed some growth on Saturday by earning Rs11 crore. The box office numbers were shared with IANS by the film's publicist via a statement. The cast of Fukrey Returns entered the house with a special task and gave an opportunity to Hiten and Shilpa to take revenge on any of the fellow inmates. Read More »

Police arrest main suspect in the murder of Yosif Al-Hasnawi

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Hamilton paramedic Chief Mike Sanderson told a small committee meeting of councillors Thursday that he couldn't speak publicly about the matter with the independent probe underway. King has been at large since Monday, when police obtained an arrest warrant for the Hamilton man. "He was being that Good Samaritan", said Det. Yosif was pronounced dead around 10:00 p.m. Read More »

Amber Heard Responds To JK Rowling's Defence Of Johnny Depp

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Among the reasons cited to potentially recast Depp are his dwindling box office appeal and his acting abilities, but more often, the allegations of domestic abuse against him that surfaced during his divorce from Amber Heard . with the actress portraying Mera in its DC Comics-based films, having made her debut in November's Justice League . "Women, continue to stand up and stay strong". Read More »

Chelsea Handler again rips Sarah Sanders: 'Pure evil'

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Acosta had claimed that making honest mistakes didn't mean a journalist was "fake news". Over the weekend, President Donald Trump took aim at both CNN and Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel over corrections they made made. "I used to not know what foundation was", Feimster says. Acosta said it wasn't his original line of questioning, but he wanted Sanders to give him an example of an "intentional" mistake by the press. Read More »

Speeding train kills six elephants in Assam

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The 15617 Guwahati-Naharlagun Donyi Polo express train hit the wild jumbos while the herd had crossed the railway track in search of food. 7 wild elephants were hit and killed by running trains in Assam in 2011, while 6 in 2012, 19 in 2013, 5 in 2014, 9 in 2015 and 16 in 2016. Read More »

Israeli Army Destroys Tunnel From Gaza Strip

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Conricus said that "to the best of our knowledge" there were no such casualties on Sunday, though he added that the tunnels could be "death traps" for Gaza gunmen. In October, more than a dozen militants were killed when Israel's army destroyed another tunnel leading from Gaza into Israel. The 3 billion shekel ($850 million) wall will span the 51-kilometer border. Read More »

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead gets new info, character reveal trailer

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Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op first person shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth, that invites players to explore the hugely popular The Walking Dead universe, where they will play the role of survivors fending for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating walkers. Read More »

Kesha and Macklemore coming to Darien Lake in July

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General tickets go on sale Friday, December 15th at noon local time via Live Nation. Every ticket sold will also result in $1 donated to charity. The two crossover pop stars collaborated on the track " Good Old Days " from Macklemore's 2017 album Gemini . Read More »

Mario Batali steps away from 'The Chew' amid allegations of sexual misconduct

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Eater's report included four accounts of women who claimed that Batali "touched them inappropriately in a pattern of behavior that appears to span at least two decades". Batali said in a statement to CNNMoney that he is "deeply sorry" for any pain or humiliation he has caused. "I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt". Read More »

Global arms sales increase for first time since 2010

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Although the researchers do not consider sales by Chinese companies due to lack of data, they note in the report that China's military spending "has increased nearly threefold between 2002 and 2016", and estimate that nine or 10 Chinese companies likely would be included in the top 100 list-with four to six in the top 20-if the data were publicly available. Read More »