• Kamal Haasan launches party, unveils party flag
Kamal Haasan launches party, unveils party flag

Abdul Kalam, who has been revered in Tamil Nadu as the people's president, and taking the opportunity to visit Rameswaram to meet with fishermen. In a video message, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan extended his greetings to Haasan, hoping that his entry into politics will enrich the political life of Tamil Nadu and that he will uphold ...

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  • Business, Bollywood on his Trudeau list
Business, Bollywood on his Trudeau list

There are almost half-a-million Sikhs in Canada and three Sikh-Canadians in Mr Trudeau's cabinet including defence minister Harjit Sajjan , whose father was a member of the World Sikh Organisation. auctioned off. Historically, the two countries have had warm relations, the only dips coming when India tested nuclear devices, first in 1974 and lat...

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  • Trump Orders Justice Department to Ban Bump Stocks
Trump Orders Justice Department to Ban Bump Stocks

A bump stock is an accessory that can be used to make a semiautomatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon, meaning a shooter could fire several rounds in one second, as the bump stock utilizes a gun's natural recoil. To date, the Trump administration has stuck to discussing taking action on guns, not actually lobbying Congress on moving any new ...

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  • Syria Demands UN to Condemn Attacks in Damascus
Syria Demands UN to Condemn Attacks in Damascus

Skoog said the draft text also calls for the lifting of sieges in four specific locations, including eastern Ghouta, as well as the protection of hospitals and other medical facilities. "These officials are complicit in the terrorists' crimes against innocent civilians in Damascus and its countryside, as they are denying the Syrian state's righ...

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  • Pasco HS student arrested for threatening violence against the school
Pasco HS student arrested for threatening violence against the school

District officials said there was no specific threat to the school or to any particular students. State police in Lykens said they were made aware of a threatening Instagram post. Police and the school district want to remind students and their families, "if you see something, say something". On Tuesday at around 11:30 a.m., police received a...

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  • Singapore is paying its citizens back after enjoying a surplus budget
Singapore is paying its citizens back after enjoying a surplus budget

The government expects average annual healthcare spending to rise from 2.2 percent of GDP now, to nearly 3 percent of GDP over the next decade, he added. Singapore last raised its GST in 2007 when the rate was hiked to 7% from 5%. Heng said that the GST revision takes into account Singapore's long-term needs as spending increases in all sector...

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  • Venezuela starts pre-sale of Petro cryptocurrency
Venezuela starts pre-sale of Petro cryptocurrency

The United States has already imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela , forbidding its citizens and companies to negotiate debt issued by the Maduro government and the state oil company PDVSA. While Venezuelans largely blame the ruling socialist's stewardship of the economy for quadruple-digit inflation and chronic food shortages, Maduro's top ri...

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  • Trump denies forcibly kissing receptionist in 2006, woman wants footage released
Trump denies forcibly kissing receptionist in 2006, woman wants footage released

Crooks is one of 19 women to report sexual misconduct by Trump, according to the Post . Russian Federation already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE on Tuesday denied claims made by a woman who say...

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  • ATR-72 plane wreckage, victims bodies found after breathtaking search operations
ATR-72 plane wreckage, victims bodies found after breathtaking search operations

Bad weather has hampered the search and rescue mission by Iranian authorities. Aseman Airlines' flight EP3704 with 66 people on board went missing on February 18 in Iran's Central Province. Twenty search and rescue teams and a drone were deployed in the aftermath of the crash. The ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop was travelling from Tehran t...

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  • Does Donald Trump think that Presidents' Day is all about him?
Does Donald Trump think that Presidents' Day is all about him?

Monday is Presidents Day - or "Washington's Birthday", depending on where you are. The bill also included a provision to include Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12, to the holiday. Washington and Lincoln still remain the two most recognized leaders, but Presidents' Day is now popularly seen as a day to recognize the lives and achieve...

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  • Eastern Ghouta and Afrin brace as Syrian forces prepare to enter
Eastern Ghouta and Afrin brace as Syrian forces prepare to enter

The bloodied corpses of five children, purportedly siblings, could be seen in another image. The United Nations issued a statement of disgust at yesterday's attacks, when 98 people died, including two doctors, 20 children and 15 women , in nearly 100 air strikes and barrel bombs and several hundred rocket strikes.

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  • Trump endorses Romney's Senate run
Trump endorses Romney's Senate run

The two have not always gotten along in the past. Romney's taunts provoked Trump to fire back by claiming the former presidential candidate nagged the New Yorker for an endorsement. Trump has not always been so positive about Romney: in 2016 he taunted him for "choking like a dog" over the former MA governor's failed presidential bid against B...

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  • 2 injured in Israeli airstrikes on Hamas facilities in Gaza
2 injured in Israeli airstrikes on Hamas facilities in Gaza

The Israeli army used a tank to target a "military observation post near the place of the attack". "The IDF views with great severity the attempt of the Hamas terrorist organization to carry out seemingly spontaneous demonstrations meant to turn the border fence area into a confrontation zone and carry out acts of terror that will destabilize Gaz...

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  • Magazine gets ex-playmate's account of President Trump affair
Magazine gets ex-playmate's account of President Trump affair

Karen McDougal , a former Playboy Playmate of the Year, documented her alleged nine-month affair with Trump in an eight-page handwritten note shared with The New Yorker . President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump host a Hanukkah Reception at the White House in Washington , U.S., December 7, 2017. When McDougal's acquaintance...

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  • A 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Has Struck Near Swansea
A 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Has Struck Near Swansea

Dyfed-Powys Police has written on Twitter: "We are receiving an extremely high call volume reporting some sort of earth tremor in the area - we are receiving reports from across the whole of Wales (we felt it in our control room too!)". Gareth Rhys, who was in Cardiff when the natural disaster hit, said the "whole room shook". At first, many weren'...

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  • Amy Schumer has tied the knot with chef Chris Fischer
Amy Schumer has tied the knot with chef Chris Fischer

The " Red Sparrow " actress went on to say that despite the lovely Malibu setting, she admitted that the "beachy" vibe isn't her thing. "It was lovely", Lawrence said. Amy previously dated furniture designer Ben Hanisch for a year-and-a-half before calling it quits last May, and just weeks later, she was able to laugh about the break-up by cracki...

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  • Double taxation avoidance agreement to give fillip to India, Iran trade
Double taxation avoidance agreement to give fillip to India, Iran trade

Under the agreement signed between India and Iran in May 2016, India is to equip and operate two berths in Chabahar Port Phase-I with capital investment of Dollars 85. To deal with the absence of proper banking and payment channels in Iran, India has allowed the investors to invest money there in Indian currency. Tehran and New Delhi on Sat...

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  • No known injuries after reports of shots fired at Washington college
No known injuries after reports of shots fired at Washington college

Another Highline College student stated, "Walking out of class today at Highline College and there's a shooting on campus! it's [sic] safe nowhere!" Highline College in Washington state was on lockdown after reports of gunfire on the campus south of Seattle, the college said Friday morning in Facebook posts and automated phone recor...

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  • Heidi Todd Found Alive In Alabama
Heidi Todd Found Alive In Alabama

Charleston police said that Heidi's mother was attacked as she was trying to go into her home. Officials say she was last seen wearing pink trousers and blue shirt. The child was missing for over 24 hours. Rhue said officers went to the home at 5:30 p.m. after school officials told police no one had picked up the two children who had been dropp...

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  • Separatist says Sikh diaspora will watch Justin Trudeau visit closely
Separatist says Sikh diaspora will watch Justin Trudeau visit closely

He is also expected to visit the Partition museum situated nearby. Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and three children, will also visit Agra, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Amritsar. He will visit Akshardham temple in Gandhi Nagar and participate at an event at IIM-Ahmedabad. The next day he will visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar after which he w...

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  • Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu faces possible corruption charges
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu faces possible corruption charges

A final decision on whether Netanyahu should face charges will come down to the Attorney General's office. A poll published on Wednesday showed nearly half of Israel's electorate believe the police rather than Netanyahu. Netanyahu's Likud party tried to pass a law that would shield him from the recommendations by prohibiting police from making an...

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  • US appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional
US appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

In December, in a sign that the Supreme Court may be receptive to upholding Trump's latest order, the court allowed it to go into effect as the two cases moved forward. The ban has had devastating consequences for their families - from a mother separated from her critically ill child, an American citizen receiving medical care in the USA, to a Pr...

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  • Democrat captures Republican-held Florida House seat in Sarasota
Democrat captures Republican-held Florida House seat in Sarasota

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Good . Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski , meanwhile, appeared at a rally for her Republican opponent two days before the election. "So far in Republican House seats in these special (elections), that hasn't been the case". Yet Buchanan only won Election Day by 110 votes, not almost e...

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  • Australia bans sex between govt ministers and staff
Australia bans sex between govt ministers and staff

Joyce has so far resisted calls to quit either his seat or his cabinet spot, including a motion that passed the Senate calling for his resignation, since leaving parliament would put the government's narrow one-seat majority at risk. Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese argued for common sense and said no employer should be sleeping with their staff...

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  • Tillerson, Erdogan meet amid heightened strain over Operation Olive Branch
Tillerson, Erdogan meet amid heightened strain over Operation Olive Branch

Mattis spoke with his Turkish counterpart Nurettin Cenikli on the sidelines of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation conference in Brussels on Wednesday. Mattis, however, underlined the need for a renewed focus on the fight against ISIL as the group was seeking resurgence in Syria and Iraq in 2018. The operation is being carried out under the fram...

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  • Bill And Melinda Gates Are Not Happy About Trump's Budget Proposal
Bill And Melinda Gates Are Not Happy About Trump's Budget Proposal

We've been asked that question more than a few times in the 18 years since we started our foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates discussed their optimism about the world's progress, their philanthropic work, as well as how President Donald Trump's policies are affecting their work.

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  • Clarksburg High School student arrested for having gun at school
Clarksburg High School student arrested for having gun at school

I appreciate your support as we work to maintain a safe and secure environment for our school community. "Please know, federal law prohibits us from sharing confidential student information, so we can not speak directly to the consequences the student may face".

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  • Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump
Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump

In the meantime, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during their meeting in Cairo on Monday that the US should revive negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis . Just because you're right, Bibi, don't mean the Trump administration won't be using "alternative facts" on you. Donald Trump has sai...

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  • US wants to privatise International Space Station
US wants to privatise International Space Station

The goal of that effort would be to have commercial facilities in operation by the time NASA funding for the ISS ends in 2025, with NASA potentially being a customer of those facilities to support its research needs, such as for exploration beyond Earth orbit.

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  • Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30
Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30

Rahimi, a fast food worker turned homegrown extremist, brought two pressure cooker bombs from New Jersey to Manhattan on September 17 2016, planting them on W. Rahimi was awaiting sentencing last month in the Metropolitan Correctional Center when prosecutors claimed to have found evidence that he was trying to radicalize a fellow inmate with al-Q...

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  • Michelle Obama's presidential portrait dress has a political backstory
Michelle Obama's presidential portrait dress has a political backstory

I think the portrait is one answer. The jasmine flowers represent Hawaii, Obama's birthplace; chrysanthemums to symbolize Chicago, where he and his family lived before the White House; and African blue lilies to represent his Kenyan heritage.

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  • Syria threatens 'more surprises' following downing of Israeli warplane
Syria threatens 'more surprises' following downing of Israeli warplane

NATO member Turkey recently began attacking US -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters in the country's north, the same Kurdish fighters who helped defeat Islamic State . The world's leading state sponsor of terrorism that pledges to wipe Israel off the map has become much more emboldened since the Obama administration's disastrous nuclear deal offe...

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  • Egypt army kills 16 jihadists in Sinai
Egypt army kills 16 jihadists in Sinai

It also discovered and destroyed an explosives-making laboratory and a communications centre, as well as six cannabis and opium fields, he said. Egypt is quietly carrying out the operation with cooperation from Israel. It said many foreign countries have their eyes set on Sinai, claiming that terrorists carry out attacks in Sinai with "technologi...

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  • United Kingdom threatens charity aid cut-off after Oxfam sex report
United Kingdom threatens charity aid cut-off after Oxfam sex report

He said that it was very important to remember that "there are thousands of people working for Oxfam in some of the most hard places. and we must not forget that Oxfam is one of Britain's most brilliant charities". Roland van Hauwermeiren, who has been at the centre of Haiti sex scandal, was running Oxfam's Chad operation at the time . "We were ...

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  • Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018
Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018

As of late Thursday, it's not clear if there are enough Republican votes to pass the bill in the House, meaning most likely some Democrats would have to vote for it to reach a simple majority, a fact House Speaker Paul Ryan alluded to in a Thursday morning radio interview with Hugh Hewitt.

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