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The speech from Mersal that has made the TN BJP mad

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Mr Gandhi's tweet came after " Mersal " came under attack from BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu who allege that some dialogues portray "untruths" about new national tax GST or Goods and Services Tax and the centre's Digital India campaign. "Don't silence critics. India will shine when it speaks". Murali said, "We conveyed the intent of the film to BJP leaders". They demanded removal of scenes mocking GST. Read More »

ACLU says Dickinson hurricane fix grant application violates Constitution

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ACLU officials said the city is apparently enforcing a law passed in May by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that bans all state agencies from contracting with companies that boycott Israel. As the organization pointed out, the Supreme Court in 1982 ruled the government can not put a stop to any "non-violent, politically motivated boycott created to force governmental and economic change". Read More »

Egypt Police Killed in Militants' Desert Ambush

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El-Sisi said in the meeting that "war against terror has a different nature than organized warfare". Up to 52 officers killed in shoot-out with fighters in Giza governorate in fresh blow to security forces . Hundreds of police and army personnel have been killed since then. Terrorist attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by military following massive protests against his rule. Read More »

Munich knife attack: Police arrest suspected attacker after manhunt

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The eight wounded were aged between 12 and 77-years-old. The spokesman added that police could not yet definitely say that he was man who carried out the attacks in a neighbourhood close to the centre of Munich. A SWAT team arrested a 33-year-old German suspect after a three hour manhunt. People in the area have been urged to stay indoors while the suspect is still at large. Read More »

Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of JFK records

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President Donald Trump says that he will allow the JFK assassination document release scheduled for next week (Oct. 26), but there was a caveat. In a statement on Twitter, Trump revealed he will be allowing the "long blocked" documents to be opened for the first time. Read More »

India rout Pakistan 4-0, enter Asia Cup hockey final

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Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Gurjant Singh also scored for India. Coming into the match against Pakistan , India, despite having four points, were not guaranteed of a place in the final. South Korea needed to win the Asia Cup gold to make the grade. Satbir Singh finally breaks the duck in the 39th minute off a goalmouth melee, and India were back in command. Read More »

Spain PM approves taking back powers from Catalonia

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Rajoy didn't confirm reports that the Spanish government would replace Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and his whole cabinet or that snap elections in Catalonia in January form a part of the package. At the national level, Pablo Echenique, a secretary in the far-left Podemos party, vowed to work to oust Rajoy and his conservative Popular Party. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was among the huge crowds filling the streets around the Paseo de Gracia boulevard, with many ... Read More »

Met Éireann Downgrades Storm Brian Weather Warning

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Wide parts of the country could see between 15mm and 25mm of rainfall, with deluges of up to 60mm in isolated areas. Heavy rain and gusts of 50mph are expected across southern England and the west of Wales on Saturday, with winds reaching speeds of up to 70mph in exposed areas. Read More »

Iran, Syria determined in war on terror

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No Israeli aircraft were hit by the anti-aircraft fire. Ayoub accused the United States of trying to impede the progress of the army in its operations to combat terrorism through groups that have been forced to obey terrorist organizations such as ISIS and others to attack the Syrian regime army. Read More »

Insane bids for Amazon headquarters location

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In a news release issued by the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, the political entities said they were joined in making the bid by "numerous local partners", in addition to GCP, Team NEO and the state of Ohio. Boston's proposal touts the city's world-class universities, tech companies and highly trained workforce. The bid mentions the city's food technology startups - Amazon recently started its own meal-delivery service - and pitches Berklee College of Music as a potential gold mine ... Read More »

USA wants stronger India ties to counter PRC's rise: Tillerson

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Tillerson did not directly address the stand-off but vowed that Washington "won't shrink from China's challenges to the rules-based order, or where China subverts the sovereignty of neighbouring countries". The Secretary will build on the "positive conversations" he and the Vice-President Mike Pence had with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, last month in NY, the statement said. Read More »

Trump falls on the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list

Last year, he was ranked at 156th. Forbes said it estimated Trump's net worth through months of reporting and interviews, in part because the president has never released his tax forms. He was ranked seventh on the list two years ago. "Numbers offer Trump validation". The Forbes annual list ranking the 400 richest Americans, says Mr Trump has tumbled 92 places to 248th. Read More »

Lego Excludes Important 'Hidden Figure' From Women Of NASA Collection

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The 231-piece set will include all four women as figurines, as well as a posable Hubble Space Telescope and launchpad with Space Shuttle Challenger . "Every detail was important and needed to match reality, since they represent real-life women". Katherine Johnson , who was become a household name thanks to the book and movie Hidden Figures was also included in Weinstock's original pitch, but is apparently not included in the final set. Read More »

19-year-old killed young siblings to be alone, police say

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Two small children were found dead in what police are calling an "extremely gruesome" crime scene at a home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Police were called to the 3300 block of Queen Anne Way, just southwest of N. Jefferson Murphy told police he woke up to one of his children screaming, and when he went to check on them, he was confronted by the 19-year-old, who stabbed him. Read More »

Embracing bodies found in national park believed to be missing hikers

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The couple was reported missing in July after an Airbnb host noticed that Joseph Orbeso , 21, and Rachel Nguyen, 20, had not checked out or removed their belongings, which included four types of hallucinogenic drugs. His son and Nguyen, his son's girlfriend, were first reported missing back in July. The bodies were found embracing one another. "I didn't know when, but I had my answer today". Read More »

USA holds talks with Asian allies over North Korea

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Trump is also expected to have a meeting the same day with relatives of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea decades ago, the sources said. U.S. and South Korea, as well as via cooperation with China and Russian Federation. They regularly conduct joint exercises, though North Korea condemns them as an invasion rehearsal. Read More »

Google to build a futuristic neighborhood in Toronto

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Hinton, who attended the announcement, is also an engineering fellow at Google and heads the Silicon Valley company's artificial intelligence research project in Toronto. The end goal of the project is establishing an urban environment that uses technology to address complex challenges like energy efficiency, waste reduction and pollution without increasing the cost of living. Read More »

Crown Resort shares plummet on 'manipulated pokies, sanctioned illegal drug use' claims

Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie claimed in parliament Crown staff were fixing poker machines to rip off punters. Crown shares closed 4.3 per cent on on Wednesday, after slumping six per cent during the day. The identities of the whistleblowers were obscured in the video evidence tabled to parliament, but Mr Wilkie said they had been confirmed by him. Crown reported that VIP program revenue at its Australian resorts had fallen 49% in the fiscal year that ended in June. Read More »

Seven killed, 22 injured in roadside blast in Quetta

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Civil Hospital Quetta Spokesperson Wasim Baig confirmed the seven deaths. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to members of the media. Also Wednesday, a roadside bombing near a tribal area along the border with Afghanistan killed two troops. On or hand, Taliban has reportedly undertaken attack. Read More »

In Virginia governor's race, Northam leads Gillespie in cash

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Gillespie's old boss, former President George W. Bush, was in Richmond Monday at a fundraiser in downtown Richmond that turned out a solid Gillespie crowd of business people and Bush supporters. Trump is either a major (29 percent) or minor factor (14 percent) in their gubernatorial vote choice. Northam is trying to tie Gilespie, a traditional Republican, to Trump. Read More »

North Korea has warned that nuclear war could break out any moment

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Reed witnessed the effect of Trump's rhetoric last week during his visit to South Korea and the Demilitarized Zone that separates the rivaling countries. Reed called on Trump to pursue diplomacy, warning of disastrous consequences if the situation deteriorates. The EU said the new steps were taken because of the "persistent threat to worldwide peace and stability" posed by North Korea's government. Read More »

Sri Lanka captain Tharanga pulls out of Lahore T20I

It will also be available on Ten Sports, Crictime, Geo TV, Smartcric, DD National, Sony Six, and other online streaming portals. A letter has been signed by 40 Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)-contracted players, including most in the current squad, to president Thilanga Sumathipala, expressing unwillingness to travel to Pakistan , which has been a hotbed of terrorist attacks. Read More »

PM expresses grief over martyrdom of FC personnel

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The security forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the entire area and started a search operation. Pakistani troops rescued the family in the northwest of the country, near the Afghan border, last week. Later, one of the injured, Captain Hasnain, succumbed to his injuries. The funeral prayers for the martyred officer were held in his native village Dholar Wala, which were attended by civilian and military officials and a large number of citizens. Read More »

Retired US General: S. Korea Has Right to Pursue Nuke Weapons

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The spokesperson added: "Should Australia continue to follow the U.S. in imposing military, economic and diplomatic pressure upon the DPRK despite our repeated warnings, they will not be able to avoid a disaster". "We are determined to find a peaceful solution", she said. Defence Personnel minister Dan Tehan reiterated Ms Bishop's comments, saying Australia "will not be cowed" by North Korea , and "will continue to do everything we can to protect and help and support our allies". Read More »

Himachal polls on November 9, Gujarat before December 18: EC

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A lamer excuse there could not be than Gujarat needing time to assuage the July floods situation. About 35 villages have been relocated. However, CEC AK Joti refuted these allegations, saying that "the state government had sought more time as it did not want an unusually longer period of the model code of conduct". Read More »

Text of Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal Leaked

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Senior Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri (left) sits next to Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad as they sign a reconciliation deal in Cairo on Thursday. Last week, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah visited Gaza for the first time since 2015 and his ministers took formal control of government departments in the territory. Read More »

Rex Tillerson cleans up after Trump on Iran but dodges 'castration' questions

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Tillerson's comments on Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the USA and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang and a war of words between the two countries' leaders. "These are the games of Washington", Tillerson said. "I don't work that way, I don't feel that way, and I'm just not gonna dignify the question". "But it's the first part that I am most exercised about", he continued. Read More »

Several injured in N. Carolina mass prison break attempt

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Three other employees remained hospitalized, and four inmates were treated for injuries, officials said. The incident happened around 3 p.m. after inmates at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City started a fire in the facility's specialty sewing plant, WTKR reports. Read More »

New Jersey man nearly loses $24.1M lottery prize

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Jimmie Smith , of East Orange, claimed his prize on May 23, just two days before the prize would have expired. On Wednesday, the New York Lottery released Smith's name after completing a review. I was in serious doubt. He will receive his $24,100,000 prize in payments over 26 years. "I always told myself, I'll check them when I have the time", he said. Read More »

Oxford to Implement a Zero-Emissions Zone

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Councillor John Tanner, Oxford city council executive board member for a clean and green Oxford, said: "Toxic and illegal air pollution in the city centre is damaging the health of Oxford's residents. You can find out more information about the proposals by reading our press release , or by reading the full Zero Emission Zone Feasibility Implementation Study . Read More »

Nitish, Modi have habit of fooling people: Lalu

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared the stage with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar , after the JD (U) returned to the NDA fold. However, a minor controversy has erupted with actor-turned-politician and local BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha raising the issue of not being invited to the programme despite being a Patna University alumnus. Read More »

China Backs Egypt's UNESCO Leadership Bid While the US Withdraws Completely

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The source emphasized that the United States decision does not come into effect until the end of December 2018, leaving ample time for the organization to change direction. She said that the recent race for UNESCO leadership was unrelated to the US' "long, deliberative process" on whether to withdraw. The U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, but the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office at its Paris headquarters and sought to ... Read More »

What Are Analysts Suggestions On Wells Fargo & Company

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To fight rising legal costs, Wells Fargo has promised to slash its expenses by $4 billion by the end of 2019. Mark Sheptoff Finance Planning reported 0.27% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC ). It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500. Gardner Russo & Gardner Llc increased Berkshire Hathaway Inc Cl B (BRKB) stake by 10,517 shares to 2.51 million valued at $425.07 million in 2017Q2. Read More »

Radamel Falcao Clarifies His On-Field Whispering Against Peru

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In the next few hours, Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry and its Zealand counterpart will start to speed up the visa delivery process, so that Peruvians can make it to Wellington to attend November's World Cup play-off in time. All Whites coach Anthony Hudson is undaunted by the prospect of facing Peru in November and believes his team has a "serious chance" of progressing to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

In phone call, United Nations chief offers congratulations and support to Palestinian President

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Over the past few weeks, Palestinian Premier Rami Hamdallah with the government travelled for the first time in over two years to Gaza to start procedures to gain control of the Strip. The crossing has remained largely closed in recent years. With Hamas in control, conditions in Gaza deteriorated. The two sides remain sharply at odds, however, over the future of Hamas's 25,000-strong armed wing, which the terror group says is nonnegotiable. Read More »

Trump, Trudeau differ on NAFTA talks

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Trump left open the possibility that the United States would seek to establish bilateral deals with Canada and Mexico if talks were to break down. decision. The meeting, part of a bilateral "CEO dialogue" that meets a couple of times each year, included a closed-door discussion on the NAFTA negotiations addressed by Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Economy Minister Idelfonso Guajardo, who are in charge of the negotiations for Mexico. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: UK jihadist Sally-Anne Jones should have faced trial

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There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later. Jones was an active propagandist on social media platform for the terror group, especially using Twitter to recruit women for ISIS and advising them on the practicalities of traveling to Syria. Read More »

Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout

His remarks came three days after the US suspended non-immigrant visa services in Turkey . Immigrant visa services are for those seeking to live in the United States permanently. But he said the decision to proceed with the case against the detained consulate worker was one for the Turkish judiciary to take. An infamous brawl during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to DC in May led to an indictment charging 19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, of conspiracy to ... Read More »

Ophelia becomes remarkable 10th hurricane of season

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Tropical Storm Ophelia is expected to strengthen to a hurricane as it spins far out over the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Ophelia is gaining strength and is just 4 miles per hour from becoming a hurricane, forecasters said Wednesday. Hurricane season runs through the end of November in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. After moving past Spain, forecasters expect Ophelia to come quite close to the Irish coast as a strong storm on Monday. Read More »

Iran to reciprocate USA measures against IRGC: Foreign Minister

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The White House plans to unveil its "overall Iran strategy" this week, ending the mystery as to whether U.S. President Donald Trump will decertify an worldwide deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program, according to officials. The measures by US President Donald Trump will fuel the disarray within the country, Rouhani said, adding that if Washington decides to withdraw from the nuclear deal, it will become more apparent to the (US) people that it is a big loss for them. Read More »

Corker On Trump Lying: 'Everyone Knows He Does It'

As chairman of the foreign relations panel, Corker, Tenn., will help determine the future of the Iran nuclear deal, and his support will be critical in passing broad tax cuts. "Didn't have the guts to run!" The Tennessee senator had asked the journalist to record their conversation and said that his staff was recording as well. Read More »

U.S. flies strategic bombers over Korean peninsula

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Rhee, now a member of the National Assembly's committee for national defence, said about 80 percent of the hacked data has not yet been identified, but that none of the information was expected to have compromised the South Korean military as it was not top classified intelligence. Read More »