• Mumbai rains: Man drowns in open manhole
Mumbai rains: Man drowns in open manhole

Dr Amrapukar (58), who worked with the Bombay Hospital and Research Centre in south Mumbai , had lunch around 15:30 hrs and left for his home in Prabhadevi. "After I learnt about it, I started calling police officers as well as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials". The 58-year-old doctor had to leave his vehicle in waist-deep water ...

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  • Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour Party leader
Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour Party leader

Corbyn's critics still can't quite bring themselves to accept that winning seats can be a test of whether someone is a good leader: for them, it's winning power in government, or nothing. Under Alex Rowley's interim leadership we are confident that the voices of Scotland's working people will be heard loud and clear at Holyrood . She has strongl...

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  • Mattis: Still room for diplomatic solution with N.Korea
Mattis: Still room for diplomatic solution with N.Korea

Mattis' statement Tuesday night came in response to Trump's memo last Friday that directed Mattis, in consultation with secretary of Homeland Security, to submit a plan to him by February 21. Mattis says he's delaying implementation of the order until military experts weigh in on the issue since most experts agree that the ban would be a aw...

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  • Kapil Sharma Keeps 'Baadshaho' Team Waiting, They Storm Out
Kapil Sharma Keeps 'Baadshaho' Team Waiting, They Storm Out

The team reportedly waited "15 minutes" before leaving the sets. That clearly goes to show the thankless nature of this man, since, despite the TRP's being at an all-time low, the channel made a decision to renew its contract, which cost Sony TV more than a 100 crores! Ajay Devgn co-stars with Emraan Hashmi , Ileana D'Cruz and Esha Gupta ...

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  • Kremlin confirms contact with Trump lawyer during 2016 campaign
Kremlin confirms contact with Trump lawyer during 2016 campaign

According to the Dmitry Peskov , his office received an email from US President Donald Trump's Spokesperson Michael Cohen in January 2016 and didn't reply. "To be clear, the Trump Organization has never had any real estate holdings or interests in Russian Federation, " the Trump Organization said on Monday in a statement.

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  • United Kingdom said to ask European Union for more Brexit negotiating rounds
United Kingdom said to ask European Union for more Brexit negotiating rounds

Commission officials are speculating about the extent to which any deal done by a weakened United Kingdom government will stick. "We need to be crystal clear that we will begin no negotiations on the new economic and trade relationship between the UK and the EU before all these questions are resolved.

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  • The Hajj in Mecca attracts millions Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia
The Hajj in Mecca attracts millions Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

The country said more than 1,00,000 security personnel at various spots around Makkah and Madina to protect pilgrims. Hajj is is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and SawmWhat is the significance of Hajj in Islam? About sixty five thousand pilgrims from Nigeria came to the holy land through their various St...

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  • United States conducts missile test off Kauai amid growing tensions with N. Korea
United States conducts missile test off Kauai amid growing tensions with N. Korea

The Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai launched the target missile late Tuesday. Officials said the USS John Paul Jones detected and tracked a medium-range ballistic missile that was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility.

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  • Trump to begin tax reform blitz in Missouri
Trump to begin tax reform blitz in Missouri

The GOP leaders in Congress seem now to be considering a more modest bill - one that has more in common with George W. Bush's 2001 and 2003 tax bills, which cut some taxes but did not amount to an overhaul of the tax code. McCaskill is up for reelection in 2018, and she will have to win votes from Missourians who voted for Trump over Democratic c...

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  • Led airstrikes block IS evacuees from reaching eastern Syria
Led airstrikes block IS evacuees from reaching eastern Syria

The buses were escorted by the Syrian army across government-controlled territory on Tuesday, heading to eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border. "Russian and pro-regime counter-ISIS words ring hollow when they allow known terrorists to transit territory under their control", wrote the press desk of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent...

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  • Trump arrives in Texas as two Houston reservoirs overflow
Trump arrives in Texas as two Houston reservoirs overflow

Authorities said residents had been warned that the levee would overflow at some point and a mandatory evacuation order was given on Sunday. One of two key reservoirs that protect downtown and the Houston Ship Channel, Addicks is at a historic high.

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  • Joel Osteen Denies Accusations He Closed His Mega Church During Hurricane Harvey
Joel Osteen Denies Accusations He Closed His Mega Church During Hurricane Harvey

Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, released a statement Monday saying they would open their doors to the victims of Hurricane Harvey after receiving severe backlash on social media during the weekend over keeping their doors closed to the victims.

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  • Chris Christie Urges Federal Aid For Hurricane Harvey, Calls Texas Republicans 'Hypocrites'
Chris Christie Urges Federal Aid For Hurricane Harvey, Calls Texas Republicans 'Hypocrites'

The first step in that process is a formal request for resources from the administration", said Ryan press secretary AshLee Strong. "To the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are 100 percent with you", Trump said in his opening statement at a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

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  • German challenger Schulz slams Merkel as aloof as campaign heats up
German challenger Schulz slams Merkel as aloof as campaign heats up

Support for Merkel's Christian Democratic-led bloc declined 1 percentage point to 38 percent while her main opponent, the Social Democrats led by challenger Martin Schulz , also fell 1 point to 23 percent, according to a weekly Emnid poll for Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

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  • Thailand 'preparing to receive' those fleeing Myanmar violence
Thailand 'preparing to receive' those fleeing Myanmar violence

When Pope Francis visits Myanmar in late November and early December he will be going into a maelstrom of racial conflict, war crimes, gang rape and ethnic purging bordering on genocide. Bangladesh has hosted refugees from Myanmar for decades, and UNHCR believes it is of the utmost importance that it continue to allow Rohingya fleeing viole...

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  • Spanish King joins defiant Barcelona anti-terror march
Spanish King joins defiant Barcelona anti-terror march

The demonstrators - some 500,000 by police estimates - participated in the march on Saturday to show unity in the face of vehicle rampages in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 people dead and more than a hundred others injured last week.

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  • Trump threatens again to tear up NAFTA
Trump threatens again to tear up NAFTA

Ryan said building a wall along the country's border with Mexico to deter illegal immigration was necessary, but added that the government didn't have to choose between border security and shuttering operations. The president then went on to praise the federal government's response to Harvey, which first made landfall Friday as a category 4 h...

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  • United Nations chief arrives for first Israel-Palestine visit
United Nations chief arrives for first Israel-Palestine visit

On the conflict in Syria, the UN chief acknowledged Kuwait's support of the war-torn nation, citing a series of conferences the country has hosted for the sake of the Syrian people. In an op-ed published in Israel Hayom on Sunday, entitled "A plea to the secretary general", Prosor wrote that Guterres' visit to Israel will be his "first test" of l...

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  • China Bans New Business with North Korea
China Bans New Business with North Korea

North Korea has conducted more than a dozen missile tests in 2017 so far, including two using ICBMs, sparking a war of words earlier in August between US President Donald Trump and Kim's regime that rattled global markets. "I don't know that we're wrong", Tillerson said of his earlier assessment. David Benham, a PACOM spokesman said in a statement ...

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  • German killer nurse suspected of 84 more murders
German killer nurse suspected of 84 more murders

Numerous deaths could have been prevented if health authorities had acted more quickly on their suspicions, said Johann Kuehme, police chief in the northwestern city of Oldenburg. "[ There was] evidence for at least 90 murders, and at least as many [suspected] cases again that can no longer be proven ", he said at a press conference.

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  • Iraqi forces free three Tal Afar neighbourhoods
Iraqi forces free three Tal Afar neighbourhoods

US backed operations to retake the city of Mosul took almost 10 months due to the almost 2 million civilians inside the city at the time the battle began. 26, 2017. Tal Afar's Shiites were directly targeted by IS, while some members of its Sunni minority joined the jihadists and went on to form a contingent with a particularly brutal reputation...

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  • Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten: Tropical Storm Watches issued for ENC
Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten: Tropical Storm Watches issued for ENC

Tropical Storm Watches have been issued for Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Jones, Hyde, Onslow, Dare, Pamlico, Tyrrell, Washington counties until further notice. This is also the time when heavy rain and wind could impact Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington. Inland areas will see some rain and wind , but a lot less than locations along the coast.

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  • Harvey sends floodwaters into Texas nursing home, 15 seniors rescued
Harvey sends floodwaters into Texas nursing home, 15 seniors rescued

Abbott's efforts to keep residents safe has attracted wide notice. The Galveston County Daily News reports 15 people were evacuated from the home. McIntosh's wife told the newspaper they were hoping authorities would see it and come to get them. "We're still counting", he said. McIntosh continued to share updates on Twitter throughout the d...

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  • Why the Gandhis chose to skip Lalu's Patna rally
Why the Gandhis chose to skip Lalu's Patna rally

Rebel Sharad Yadav attacked both BJP and JD (U ) for forging alliance in Bihar against people's mandate. RJD chief Lalu Yadav, who has already claimed that his rally will ensure the ouster of BJP-led NDA welcomed rebel JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav by publicly embracing him.

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  • Tillerson: Trump 'speaks for himself' on American values
Tillerson: Trump 'speaks for himself' on American values

Tillerson became the latest senior staffer to appear to separate himself from Trump's remarks over Charlottesville . Tillerson previously condemned hate speech and bigotry more broadly as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the United States was founded and promotes overseas.

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  • Daesh Terrorist Plotting Military Officer Assassination Arrested in Lebanon
Daesh Terrorist Plotting Military Officer Assassination Arrested in Lebanon

A security source told Reuters on Sunday that Hizballah entered an area in western Qalamoun to confirm if the captive Lebanese soldiers were buried there. The truce was declared to pave the way for final negotiations linked to the fate of soldiers abducted by the terrorists in 2014. Ibrahim also added that locating the bodies was part of a deal...

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  • Who is Trump's former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka?
Who is Trump's former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka?

The unflappable Englishman was seen in many quarters as the President's most ardent defender, going on a litany of news outlets both in the U.S. and United Kingdom to answer questions on behalf of the Trump administration. " Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he is no longer with the White House", that second White House official ...

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  • Soldier missing, 5 rescued after Black Hawk crash off Yemen coast
Soldier missing, 5 rescued after Black Hawk crash off Yemen coast

A search is ongoing for the missing service member and the USA military said it will investigate the incident. Five others aboard the aircraft were rescued by US forces immediately after the crash , which took place approximately 20 miles off Yemen's southern coast, Central Command said in a statement.

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  • Trump Fires Back at Clapper for Questioning His Fitness for Office
Trump Fires Back at Clapper for Questioning His Fitness for Office

Ironically, Trump wouldn't have the ammo to cyber-lob at Clapper in the first place had it not been for leaks to the media, which Trump has condemned, and for Snowden himself, who Trump at the time called "a bad traitor and. "The night before the election, we deployed two teams so that we would be ready to provide a [President's Daily Brief] the ne...

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  • Iraqi Forces Reach Center of Tal Afar, Seize Neighborhoods
Iraqi Forces Reach Center of Tal Afar, Seize Neighborhoods

On the sixth day of the offensive, elite Iraqi units seized the northern neighborhoods of Nida', Taliaa, Uruba, Nasr, and Saad, according to a statement from the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC), Reuters said. Last week, Lebanon based al-Manar station, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that the latter also began a joint operati...

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  • US Presses IAEA to Intensify Iran Scrutiny
US Presses IAEA to Intensify Iran Scrutiny

Speaking at a news conference in NY on Friday, US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley said the IAEA had to use every possibility there was under the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries. "Why would they say that if they had nothing to hide?" They have warned that Iran could easily and quickly resume nuclear wea...

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  • Typhoon Hato ravages Macau, worst storm since 1968
Typhoon Hato ravages Macau, worst storm since 1968

Chaos and confusion gripped Macau yesterday after one of the strongest typhoons on record hit the territory, with the death toll rising to at least 16 in southern China after the storm left a trail of destruction. Some residents said it wasn't enough. A low pressure area near the Philippines is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone and enter ...

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  • With Trump, abnormal the new normal
With Trump, abnormal the new normal

Mexico has said time and time again that they will not pay for the wall. "We know that the wall and other security measures at the border work, we've seen that take place over the last decade, and we're committed to making sure the American people are protected".

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  • San Francisco and Berkeley brace for politically-charged rallies
San Francisco and Berkeley brace for politically-charged rallies

As an opponent of the rally in the wake of the August 12 deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, during an event held by groups on the same side of political spectrum, Lee noted later Friday that "no permits have been requested or issued for Alamo Square this weekend", referring to the plan announced Friday afternoon by Gibson to hold a new...

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  • Samsung's 'heir-apparent' jailed for bribery and corruption
Samsung's 'heir-apparent' jailed for bribery and corruption

Lee was also found guilty of hiding assets overseas and of perjury for falsely testifying at a parliamentary hearing on the scandal. Samsung had offered 43.3 billion won ($38.3 million) in donations to entities controlled by Choi and in the form of sports sponsorship to Choi's daughter for her equestrian training.

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