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Dhinakaran and the DMK staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu assembly, saying the MLAs's pay hike was unfair when the transport employees were suffering. "When transport employees have been on strike for the past seven days seeking a hike in their salaries, we will become a laughing stock among the public".
  • Dutch journalists go global by 'roasting' new USA ambassador

    Dutch journalists go global by 'roasting' new USA ambassador

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    At a press conference shortly after presenting his credentials to Dutch King Willem-Alexander at a palace in The Hague, Hoekstra was repeatedly asked about the comments he made at a 2015 conference, which made headlines a year ago when he described his own words to a Dutch reporter as fake news .
  • Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as 'Unfounded'

    Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as 'Unfounded'

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    The report demands a more personal targeting of Putin's "personal corruption and wealth stored overseas", recommending that the USA "take steps with our European allies to cut off Mr. It said: "Within the European Union and NATO, Prime Minister Viktor Orban is perhaps the most supportive leader of Putin, his style of leadership, and his worldview".
  • 'Fire and Fury' top-selling book last week

    'Fire and Fury' top-selling book last week

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    Leaders, even unfit ones, often rise in stature when they acquire office. Given Mr. Trump's record, the latter seems a safe bet. So that when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when The Washington Post , which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they're totally protected'.
  • Myanmar Military Leader Takes Responsibility For Deaths Of 10 Rohingya

    Myanmar Military Leader Takes Responsibility For Deaths Of 10 Rohingya

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    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled Myanmar since August, when the army launched a bloody crackdown in response to attacks on border posts by the armed group, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. Four members of the security forces also opened fire. "This reason is not acceptable". Kyaw Kyaw Win, a lawmaker in the upper house of the national parliament whose constituency encompasses Maungdaw township, noted that it remains largely unknown whether the 10 Rohingya were terrorists, as the ...
  • Tour India with 'increased caution', says new United States travel advisory

    Tour India with 'increased caution', says new United States travel advisory

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    These locations are known for their drug cartel activity, including trafficking routes and drug-crop cultivation. A link to an entire breakdown of countries and Mexico by state can be found here. Most of northern Mexico , including the border states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Sonora as well as Durango, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, are under level 3 warnings.
  • Trump opens path for states to seek work requirements for Medicaid

    Trump opens path for states to seek work requirements for Medicaid

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    It's unclear which states will be the first to pursue a first-of-its-kind Medicaid work requirement waiver. "This gives us a pathway to start approving waivers", Verma said on a call with reporters. Edwards said he wants the work requirements to be "reasonable", with exceptions for people in school or training programs. While states should help people on Medicaid meet their requirements - for instance, by helping them find child care, transportation or job-training - they may not ...
  • Pakistani Riots Turn Deadly After Girl Murdered

    Pakistani Riots Turn Deadly After Girl Murdered

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    Much of the anger was directed at Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Inspector General of Police, who protesters claimed had failed to act on dozens of cases of children being raped and murdered in Kasur . Ansari's case has attracted the attention of the country's civilian and military leadership, with Pakistan's chief justice calling for a police report within 24 hours, according to a Supreme Court statement.
  • Michael Gove takes on the 'throwaway culture' of plastic bottle waste

    Michael Gove takes on the 'throwaway culture' of plastic bottle waste

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    The Government's strategy includes work with supermarkets to create "plastic-free aisles" in which all fruit and vegetables are sold loose rather than in containers.Environmental groups welcomed the move, but said it did not go far enough. Its chair, Ibrahim Dogus, said: "While we agree that more needs to be done to reduce the use of plastics, a tax isn't the right answer, as it will lead to increased costs for consumers and hurt the many small and independent businesses that make up the UK's ...
  • Iranian Protesters Have Been Arrested by the Government, Lawmaker Says

    Iranian Protesters Have Been Arrested by the Government, Lawmaker Says

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    USA officials had put the number held at 1,000. "Due to the fact that several security organizations had made the arrests, it will take some time to give an accurate count", Sadeghi said . The House "stands with the people of Iran that are engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests against an oppressive, corrupt regime", and condemns the government's "serious human rights abuses against the Iranian people", the resolution stated.
  • Ecuador weary of embassy guest Assange

    Ecuador weary of embassy guest Assange

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    However, in an unexpected move past year, Swedish prosecutors dropped all charges against him. Swedish prosecutors in May dropped their investigation into the rape allegations, but British police have said Assange would still be arrested if he left the embassy.
  • Tennessee pastor accused of sexual assault has book canceled

    Tennessee pastor accused of sexual assault has book canceled

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    In response, Savage received a standing ovation from the congregation , with Highpoint's lead pastor Chris Conlee stressing that his audience does not have to "choose a side" between Woodson and Savage. "My fear and shame quickly turned to anger". She recalled being without a ride after spending the evening with friends at the Texas church in the Spring of 1998.
  • Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin to settle divorce privately

    Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin to settle divorce privately

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    The disgraced pol is serving almost two years of hard time in a MA federal lockup. The judge declared the case to be "discontinued". Charles Miller , Abedin's attorney, in a statement, said: "In order to ensure the proceedings have a minimal impact on their child, the parties have chose to attempt to reach a settlement swiftly and privately".
  • Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration's plan to end DACA

    Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration's plan to end DACA

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    The bipartisan meeting over DACA on Tuesday faces challenges as Republicans and Democrats try to reach consensus on a spending bill by a January 19 deadline. DACA has protected about 800,000 people from deportation - including many who were brought to the USA illegally as children. Yet Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on border security and other immigration provisions that would be needed to clinch a deal on the matter.
  • OH official defends state's voter roll system

    OH official defends state's voter roll system

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    Helle feels that voters should not be forced to cast ballots for issues or candidates that they do not believe in, just to avoid being unregistered. Only a handful of states use a process similar to Ohio's , but others could join in if the high court sides with the state.
  • Canada braces for possible USA exit from NAFTA trade pact

    Canada braces for possible USA exit from NAFTA trade pact

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    Despite those preparations for a possible pullout, Canada will stay at the negotiation table even if Trump makes that call, those sources said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. The sixth round of negotiations is set to take place from 23-28 January 2018, in Montreal, Canada. The Canadian and Mexican currencies both weakened against the US dollar after the news, Reuters said.
  • Darrell Issa Will Not Seek Re-Election

    Darrell Issa Will Not Seek Re-Election

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    Mr. Issa, former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has served in Congress since 2001. Issa's district in southern California was a primary target for Democrats in the coming election cycle . His bill which has already passed the House Judiciary Committee is now gaining momentum in the House and might come up for vote soon. For a year, hundreds of activists have appeared weekly outside of Issa's office to protest.
  • 7.6-magnitude natural disaster strikes off the coast of Honduras

    7.6-magnitude natural disaster strikes off the coast of Honduras

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    The tremor was felt across much of the nation, officials said, and the quake triggered tsunami warnings across the Caribbean that were canceled two hours later. President Juan Orlando Hernandez tweeted that the emergency system had been activated and people should remain calm. Tsunami centers issued advisories and warnings for Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands as well as on the coasts of Mexico and Central America, cautioning that sea levels could ...
  • Winter storm expected to hit Thursday

    Winter storm expected to hit Thursday

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    The snow will be accumulating on already icy roads from overnight rains and sleet, coupled with strong northwesterly winds adding to the freezing threat. Highs are forecast to reach only the teens in Duluth on Thursday , and the single digits above zero on Friday . We will have some scattered late day showers.
  • Where Is Flight MH370? Ocean Infinity Could Get $50M For Finding Plane

    Where Is Flight MH370? Ocean Infinity Could Get $50M For Finding Plane

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    Ocean Infinity said in this week's statement that the vessel, which left the South African port of Durban on Tuesday, was taking advantage of favorable weather to move toward "the vicinity of the possible search zone". "That means they are willing to search the area of 25,000 square kilometers (9,653 square miles) pointed out by the expert group near the Australian waters", he said.
  • Trump attorneys discussing options for potential Mueller interview

    Trump attorneys discussing options for potential Mueller interview

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    The investigation has two spearheads: special counsel Robert Mueller, operating under the aegis of the justice department (executive branch); and congressional committees (legislative branch). Trump denied any collusion on his campaign's part but instead accused Democrats of colluding with Russian Federation. Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg , who appeared with Trump at the joint press conference, seemed to back away from a question about whether she was "laughing at the Russian ...
  • Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use

    Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use

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    The bill passed both houses of the legislature only to be vetoed by Gov. Scott, who said it needed small changes to win his approval. This Vermont bill will eliminate the state's civil penalty for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and remove possession penalties of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants.
  • Congress practised politics of hate, communalism longest: BJP

    Congress practised politics of hate, communalism longest: BJP

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    Rahul Gandhi , President of Indian National Congress who is on a visit to Bahrain as a part of his outreach to the Indian diaspora, met the Indians living there and delivered a sharply critical speech. "We need you just as we needed you in 1947 to defeat the British forces", Rahul added. He also questioned Rahul's silence on killings of BJP , RSS workers in Kerala and Karnataka.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day Free Family Event

    Dr. Martin Luther King Day Free Family Event

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    From noon to 1 p.m., a student-faculty panel will discuss "Inclusivity and Excellence in the Classroom" in the the Valhalla Room in Buntrock Commons. According toa press release, everyone is invited to participate in serving the community , along with BRLC volunteers.
  • Takata recalls 3.3 million air bags

    Takata recalls 3.3 million air bags

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    Sources reveal that, in outcome of this scandal, the automakers will be liable to provide paperwork of the specific models, which will be further filed with the NHTSA. NHTSA is prioritizing the recalls, putting older models, those in "highest danger zones" in the first priority group. The inflators can explode in a crash and spray passengers with potentially lethal metal shards.
  • Shock death of NRL hopeful Ottio

    Shock death of NRL hopeful Ottio

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    Ottio was expected to travel to England next week to get ready for the start of the new Super League season in February having signed for Widnes from Canberra in December. It is a trip, he won't be making. Social Media was flooded with Condolence messages from people across Papua New Guinea. "We must be patient and as we mourn this sudden passing, and commemorate the life of an outstanding Papua New Guinean".
  • A Rare Winter Storm Covered the Sahara Desert in Snow

    A Rare Winter Storm Covered the Sahara Desert in Snow

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    Almost 16 inches of snow fell in Ain Sefra but melted quickly, Algerian outlets reported, marking the fourth time in 37 years that snowfall has been measured in the Sahara . "It seems like the snowy pictures were taken across the higher areas in the north of the region, towards the Atlas regions, so it's not surprising that the area would see some snow if the conditions were right".
  • Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

    Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

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    Arpaio had been an ardent Trump supporter, though, and the president returned the favor. "I can do what I feel is right and not worry about raising money and campaigning the minute you take office". He'd first have to win an August primary, where he's likely to face off against Rep. Martha McSally. John McCain in 2016, the Washington Examiner reports.
  • Kansas lawmaker who made racist remarks resigns chairmanship

    Kansas lawmaker who made racist remarks resigns chairmanship

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    Aslinger was appointed the founding commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narctoics and campaigned for a stop to marijuana use because he said it caused crime and violence, using racist language such as "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men" and "There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negros, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers".
  • South Korea will not seek renegotiation of 'comfort women' deal with Japan

    South Korea will not seek renegotiation of 'comfort women' deal with Japan

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    Korea's foreign minister had hinted on Sunday that the government could return a cash payment provided by Japan to compensate Korean women forced into wartime brothels by the Japanese military. In 2015, when there were 47, 36 accepted the settlement, a the official said. South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that they will be holding bureau-level talks with Japan on January 8 to exchange opinions on the matter.
  • US President Donald Trump To Attend World Economic Forum In Davos

    US President Donald Trump To Attend World Economic Forum In Davos

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    The spotlight was moved to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, who delivered an impactful opening speech, praising the good sides of globalization despite its' shortcomings. Sanders said the president welcomed the opportunity to promote his "America First" agenda with world leaders. Trump goes to Davos after backing out of a Pacific Rim trade agreement and repudiating the Paris Climate accord.
  • Israel Strikes Positions near Syrian Capital

    Israel Strikes Positions near Syrian Capital

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    The letter also reads that the Israeli attacks are mostly aimed at increasing the "shallow morale" of the terrorist organizations operating in the area targeted by the alleged airstrike. On Tuesday evening, the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the UN Security Council in protest of the airstrike on a Syrian military base, which the country alleges was carried out by Israel.
  • Manhunt for pair charged in girl's death underway

    Manhunt for pair charged in girl's death underway

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    Gabby's father and grandparents stated that Diaz had custody of the 4-year-old girl when she died. Responding officers noted the child had " obvious severe burns about her extremities". "I know we may not have a lot of information at all, but, it just hurts", said Barrett. The man involved in the incident was arrested and charged with domestic violence .
  • Louisiana ACLU speaks out on arrest at School Board meeting

    Louisiana ACLU speaks out on arrest at School Board meeting

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    According to the news station, Hargrave asked several questions and board president Anthony Fontana then ruled her out of order, saying that the public comment section was not a question-and-answer period. KATC , of Lafayette, had a crew at the meeting and was videotaping it, along with another person who shot video , The Times-Picayune reported . "We work very hard, with very little, to maintain the salaries we have".
  • 5 killed as mud sweeps away homes in California burn areas

    5 killed as mud sweeps away homes in California burn areas

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    There was a backlog of scores of callers requesting help. The blaze left 44 people dead and almost 9,000 homes and other buildings destroyed. Thousands of people in Southern California were under evacuation orders because of flooding and mudslide fears, including in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties .
  • USA bill for weather disasters over 2017 hits record high

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    The only category that did not see a $1 billion disaster previous year was a winter storm. Harvey ranks second only to Hurricane Katrina , which at $160bn is the costliest storm in the 38 years that records have been kept. "Most notably the rise in vulnerability to drought, lengthening wildfire seasons and the potential for extremely heavy rainfall and inland flooding", he added.
  • Trump reportedly works 11 am to 6 pm during the week

    Trump reportedly works 11 am to 6 pm during the week

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    His first meeting of the day is an intelligence briefing at 11 a.m., and he has one or two meetings in his Oval Office during the day, but spends most of his time taking phone calls or watching TV. After 6 p.m., Trump can finally get back to more calls and more television at his official residence, which is where unnamed aides say his time is often unstructured and undisciplined.
  • Supreme Court to review Section 377

    Supreme Court to review Section 377

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    Section 377 has undergone many twists and turns ever since the Delhi High Court decriminalised it in 2009. "While we are disappointed in the Court's decision, the ACLU of MS will not stand quietly by while discrimination is sanctioned". "Good laws like Mississippi's protect freedom and harm no one", said Kevin Theriot, one of the group's lawyers. Elated over the decision, an LGBT Activist said,"We need to welcome it".