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Kannada filmmaker-turned-actor Kashinath passes away

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Known for the films with double entendres, he was also a godfather to many Kannada actors and directors including actor Upendra, directors V Manohar and Sunil Kumar Desai. His Kannada film Avale Nanna Hendathi was later remade in Hindi titled Jawani Zindabad starring Aamir Khan and Farah by Arun Bhatt. His later films bordered on the bawdy. Read More »

Why investors shouldn't fear a potential government shutdown

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And the longer a shutdown lasts, he said , the worse it gets. More than 800,000 federal employees were furloughed. Unless Congress reaches a last-minute deal , the federal government will enter into a partial shutdown at midnight, causing widespread adjustments for a slew of government programs. Read More »

Russian teenager injures six classmates in school axe attack

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The footage shows collapsed plaster from the ceiling, scattered furniture and books. A teenager armed with an ax injured five fellow students and a teacher at a secondary school in Buryatia, a republic in Russia's eastern Siberia region, the republican government said in a statement Friday. Read More »

Cape Town water ration to be slashed as drought bites

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Numerous city's four million residents are "callously" using too much water, it said. "The city of Cape Town could conceivably become the first major city in the world to run out of water, and that could happen in the next four months", Dr Anthony Turton, a professor at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State told New York Times . Read More »

Pope Francis Performs Mid-Air Wedding Ceremony for Flight Attendants on Plane

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Ahead of the pope's visit, the US-based NGO Bishop Accountability said nearly 80 members of the Roman Catholic clergy had been accused of sexually abusing children in Chile since 2000. "There is not a single piece of proof against him". Pope Francis' South America trip, billed as a pilgrimage of peace and unity, has struck a controversial chord after he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. Read More »

Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted, says US

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Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Islamabad hasn't acted against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed because there isn't any case registered against him. "We believe that he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law", she reiterated the demand. Responding to a question on Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks about calling Pakistan's "nuclear bluff", Abbasi said: "The Indian Army chief will not speak in favour of us". Read More »

Most conservative Republicans will back House spending bill that would prevent shutdown

The tax was supposed to raise $29 billion over a decade to cover some of the costs of providing Obamacare medical insurance. A handful are running for re-election in states where Trump handily won in 2016. US House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), flanked by Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), addresses reporters in Washington , US, January 17, 2018. Read More »

Strong winds literally blow people away in Netherlands

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In addition, various domestic flights in Germany too were cancelled. The national weather service recorded wind gusts of up to 140 km/h in the southern port of Hook of Holland as the storm passed over. Any regional trains still running have cut their speed because of the strong winds. Twitter users posted photos of trucks and trees blown over by the gales. Read More »

Is Trump's doctor excellent?

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The 71-year old president had his first medical checkup since taking office last Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center . Ronny Jackson disclosed Trump's basic labs measurements, physical exam results and the conclusion of a cognitive exam , known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment . Read More »

Who should take the blame for a government shutdown?

Just 11 Republicans, mostly conservatives and a pair of moderate Hispanic lawmakers, opposed the measure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., taunted Democrats, saying, "My friends on the other side of the aisle do not oppose a single thing in this bill" and "can't possibly explain" their opposition to voters. Read More »

Boris suggests UK-France Channel bridge

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The Foreign Secretary raised the prospect of a second crossing saying that it was "ridiculous" that the United Kingdom and France, two of the world's biggest economies, were linked by a single rail tunnel. Industry groups have poured scorn in the idea of a bridge across the Channel. "Technology is moving on all the time and there are much longer bridges elsewhere, including one that is 34 miles long in Japan". Read More »

Trump says 'Russia is not helping' with North Korea

She said a ground invasion following a US attack could lead to millions of deaths, given the North Korean artillery pieces and missiles near the demilitarized zone. China accounts for 90 per cent of North Korea's foreign trade, he noted, adding that there is room for the Asian power to do even more beyond imposing United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Scotland's weather: More snow and ice into weekend

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The Met Office said: "An area of snow is likely to move eastwards across parts of Scotland and northern England on Sunday". The Met Office is forecasting "persistent and heavy snow" in the regions between 9pm and 5am, with likely delays on the roads and "a risk that some vehicles and passengers could become stranded". Read More »

Dabboo Ratnani releases teaser for 2018 celebrity calendar

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Amitabh Bachchan was supposed to unveil the calendar but he could not make it to the event because of health issues and son Abhishek unveiled the calendar. Dabboo put out a teaser before launching the calendar, the photographer, and his children as well as his wife feature in the video along with all the B-town stars. Read More »

US House passes short-term spending bill

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President Donald Trump backs a short-term bill to fund the USA government that the House of Representatives will vote on Thursday to avert a government shutdown, the White House said after a presidential tweet cast doubt on his support. In an email sent to his colleagues Thursday and obtained by USA TODAY the majority leader urged Republicans to stick together and vote for the short-term spending bill. Read More »

In the Senate, a potential shutdown looms larger

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Finding common ground between the two parties in Congress could be quite challenging as there are certain spending bills that need bipartisan support to pass the 60-vote threshold in Senate, with Democrats using this opportunity to push for some of their legislative priorities. Read More »

Trump accuses Russian Federation of assisting N. Korea in violation of sanctions

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North Korea and South Korea are having some communication and are trying to restart in person summits. "Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea ", Mr Trump told the Reuters news agency. Twenty nations hosted by the United States and Canada in Vancouver agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Read More »

Netanyahu visits Chabad House with young Moshe

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Netanyahu spoke enthusiastically about his country's ties with India, calling it a partnership "made in heaven". According to the Chabad House, a centre for the ultra-orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch movement, the Living Memorial incorporates elements of the apartment where the Holtzbergs lived. Read More »

Vladimir Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox Epiphany

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To mark the occasion, Orthodox priests also go out to bless rivers and reservoirs, and even bodies of water like the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Russians mark Christmas on January 7, according to the old Julian calendar, meaning the date of Epiphany usually falls in the latter half of the month. Read More »

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says no capacity to fund diaspora vote

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He promised the elections for the presidency, parliament and local government would be peaceful, and told business leaders their investments would be secure and their profits safe. Mnangagwa's main rival Morgan Tsvangirai is suffering from cancer, which has helped expose divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change party as officials scramble to take over leadership of the party. Read More »

Congress Is Getting Close To Shutting Down The Government

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House Republicans are attempting to entice Democrats to vote for the continuing resolution by including a provision to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program ( Chip ) for six years. Freedom Caucus members came out of a meeting with the speaker saying that he agreed to allow future votes on pay raises for troops, a commitment to vote on a full year of military funding and a vote on a conservative immigration bill written by Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte. Read More »

Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

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The president also jabbed at Democrats in another tweet this morning over the stalled negotiations to reach a deal on spending limits for this fiscal year. Democrats and Republicans remain deeply divided on the DACA immigration debate, and Democrats are insisting the next government funding bill include money for DACA in order to snag any Democratic votes. Read More »

Government shutdown 2018: what we know so far

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday night approved on a temporary government funding bill that would avert a government shutdown on Saturday while reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years and suspending an Affordable Care Act tax on medical devices that several OH manufacturers oppose. Read More »

Trump declares 'I am not a racist'

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The president , in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly. Aiyi'nah Ford was blunter: "I think he's the epitome of racism , homophobia, so many things". "It will be available tomorrow and we're prepared for a vote as quickly as possible", Durbin said. Read More »

Pelicans Second Half Slump Leads To 94-93 Loss To Atlanta

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Atlanta shot 34 percent from the field and 17.4 beyond the arch in the first half compared to New Orleans who shot 57.1 percent from the field and 43.8 percent beyond the arc. 14, 2018, in New York. Cousins' 3-pointer as time expired in regulation was off target, forcing overtime with the game tied at 104. "So we're not even thinking about those kind of things". Read More »

Local Koreans react to united Olympics team

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She will also be heading the art troupe in February. The head of North Korea's most popular girl band is visiting South Korea this weekend to check preparations for a trip by another art troupe from the North. "I don't know if it will happen, but a joint team will be a good opportunity for ice hockey to shed its sorrow as a less-preferred sport as many Koreans will take interest", South Korean President Moon Jae-in told players during a visit to a training center. Read More »

MP likens Bayeux Tapestry to Brexit in series of tweets

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But, generally, the entente was cordiale, not least after Mr M's masterful display of diplomacy with the offer of a loan of the Bayeaux Tapestry. "President Macron and I have both confirmed that the United Kingdom and France remain committed to the principles of the longstanding Le Touquet agreement, under which the United Kingdom is able to carry out full border checks on French soil", May pointed out. Read More »

Odds of a Shutdown Growing by the Hour

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly sought to correct the record, insisting in a statement that Trump was going to Pennsylvania to talk about tax cuts, not to campaign. Senate Democrats are also caught in a tough spot. Republicans for several days have been planning to pass another short-term measure that would extend funding through February 16. Read More »

Imran Khan to make 'explosive revelations' today

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Opposition leader said that the failure of the government can not be declared as failure of the parliament. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Friday the Supreme Court respects the Parliament and considers it a supreme institution. Read More »

Donald Trump says Washington is 'a mean and deceptive place'

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North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to march together under a " unified Korea" flag into next month's winter Olympics in the south - an unexpected development that contrasts heightened global tensions over the North's ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile provocations. Read More »

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

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Later that year, the High Court had set aside the appointments noting that Delhi's Lieutenant Governor had not cleared them. The AAP legislators were accused of being unconstitutionally appointed as parliamentary secretaries to assist various ministers of the Delhi government. Read More »

Parents accused of torturing, chaining children have Vegas connection

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Police later arrived at the residence and discovered 13 individuals ranging from 2 to 29 years old. A young girl escaped her home in Perris and called authorities on a cell phone she took from the house. Still, Flores said, she is praying for her sister. David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin , pictured above at their wedding with their 13 children , have been charged with torture and child endangerment. Read More »

Can you pass Trump's test?

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The president pointed out that he's exercising when he plays golf as well. "I don't have those problems", Trump said during the interview Wednesday. Ronny Jackson's claim that President Trump weighs a mere 239 pounds. "No, he does not have heart disease", Jackson said . Topol disagreed with Gupta about the calcium test, which measures the amount of plaque containing calcium in a person's blood. Read More »

Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says

PERDUE: I'm saying that this is a gross misrepresentation, it's not the first time Senator Durbin has done it, and it is not productive to solving the problem that we have at hand. "Ask anyone who's dealt with both". That's the White House signaling, hey, we're working with the House. The Republicans should. What America really needs is a immigration moratorium of about 50 years so we can try to assimilate who we already have. Read More »

Trump accuses Democrat Durbin of undermining trust on immigration

Speaking to reporters Monday, Durbin said, "I don't know that changing the word from "hole" to "house" changes the impact", according to video posted by a WBEZ reporter. Lewis said he will not be attending Trump's first State of the Union address that's scheduled to take place on January 30, saying he "cannot sit there and listen to him" in good conscience. Read More »

President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

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A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks. He passed a battery of heart exams including a stress test that Jackson said showed an above-average exercise capacity for a man of his age, despite some calcium buildup in his arteries. Read More »

Bitcoin slumps to $10000, half its peak price, as regulatory fears grow

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These types of swings are not uncommon for Bitcoin , and those who believe in the cryptocurrency's long-term resiliency will point out that this time past year Bitcoin was trading for less than $900. Amid concerns over a bubble, the government last month banned the opening of new virtual accounts for cryptocurrency investors and required virtual currency traders to change their virtual accounts to real-name ones. Read More »

Ivana Trump Agrees That Donald Trump Is a Not-Racist, Stable Genius

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Nielsen also was asked about the administration's decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era policy to protect from deportation immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The president, in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the US, according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly. Read More »

Trump's first year: The report card

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President Trump's first approval rating of his presidency was 40 percent, which ticked up to 43 percent in April after the U.S. It signifies not only the lowest approval rating since Gallup began asking in 2007, but the largest single percentage drop in the history of the poll. Read More »

Trump considering 'big fine' on China

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Mr Trump said the damages could be high, without elaborating on how the numbers were reached or how the costs would be imposed. Trump told Reuters the United States is suffering great damage. action on steel, aluminum or solar panels, Trump said he hopes it doesn't come to that. "The basic premise is that China-U.S. trade is not just benefits China, but in fact benefits the U.S.as well", Tu told delegates at The Asian Financial Forum on Monday, according to transcriptions of his comments. Read More »

African Union: Trump 's***hole' remarks dishonor 'American creed'

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The government of Botswana said it had summoned the USA ambassador to the southern African nation to "express its displeasure" over Trump's reported comments, which it views as "highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist". "This is particularly surprising", she added, "as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity". Read More »

Bama ex-sorority sister now so sorry for her racial slurs

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Did Alabama do the right thing? Barber has lived with her father's mother since. The University of Alabama would not confirm her expulsion to The Associated Press. She would learn that nothing is secret on the Internet, as her videos were shared on Twitter . The incident prompted the school to denounce Barber's words, while Alpha Phi publicized her disbarment from the organization. Read More »

Congress strains to pass stopgap budget, avert shutdown

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Given Democratic opposition and "no" votes expected from a few Republican senators as well, it was unclear on Thursday if Congress could head off a weekend shutdown of the federal government, which is operating on its third temporary funding extension since the 2018 fiscal year began on October 1. Read More »