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Palestine repudiates Pak media: Didn't reinstate Saeed-fame Ambassador

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In December, India had issued a strongly worded demarche after photos of Ali sharing the stage with Saeed were circulated on social media. Ministry of External Affairs said Palestine has regretted the meet. Further stating that Islamabad's strong support to the Palestinian cause is well-known, the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) in a statement mentioned that several rallies had been held in the country since the United States declared to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . Read More »

Europe's Altice to spin off U.S. operation, simplify business

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The group also announced a reorganisation of the current parent group, which is to be renamed Altice Europe and will be made up of three units: Altice France, Altice International and Altice Pay TV. The move will separate Altice USA from Altice Europe to "enable each business to focus more on the distinct opportunities for value creation in their respective markets and ensure greater transparency for investors", the company said. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann makes Manchester United demand

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Meanwhile, Spanish radio station Cadena SER claims that Barcelona are in advanced talks with Griezmann over a summer transfer. The France worldwide has a €100 million [£88.2m] release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid after signing a new deal with the Spanish club in June. Read More »

Snow And Ice Expected Monday Morning

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Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. WHAT.Heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow. The latest projections show southern Centre County could get up to 3 inches of snow, according to The Weather Channel, and AccuWeather has predicted there is a 45 percent chance State College will get up to 3 inches. Read More »

Edward Snowden joins outcry against Aadhaar

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Named Aadhaar, the program is backed by the world's biggest biometric database, which its operator Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI ), says wasn't breached. In his tweet, Snowden, who has taken an asylum in Russian Federation, also suggested that action should rather be taken against UIDAI authorities, the body that runs the Aadhaar programme. Read More »

Slip-sliding down the Sahara snow

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The snow did not stay long as the temperature increased to 5 degrees Celsius (42 F) in the afternoon. According to meteorological experts, the most recent snowfall was a result of high pressure in Europe pulling in cold air southwards into north Africa. Read More »

Alligators poke noses through ice to survive the chill of winter

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Mild temperatures return to the forecast on Tuesday with highs in the lower-50s. "(It's) just an absolute unbelievable survival technique and these guys were built tough millions of years ago and they remain tough today". The reptiles stay frozen in the ponds for several days and once the water melts they become active, swimming in the water freely. "Pretty good reason why they have been around this long for millions of years", he says, and added they are doing well. Read More »

Suspect apprehended in shooting of deputy

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He is expected to have his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. A male suspect was found dead at the scene. "Deputy Daniel A. McCartney was serving and protecting his community, responding to a burglary call when the suspects reportedly opened fire and murdered him". Read More »

Rotherham-born Justine Greening sacked in Cabinet reshuffle

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Justine Greening was offered the welfare and pensions brief "but declined to take it. The prime minister is disappointed but respects her decision to leave government", a government source said. Greg Clark , the business secretary, who oversees the United Kingdom government's activities relating to research, kept his job in the reshuffle. Former justice secretary David Lidington took over the policy coordination role previously held by Green, who quit after a pornography scandal, but did ... Read More »

President Oprah? Golden Globes speech sparks rumours of 2020 run

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One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. Oprah Winfrey has not commented on any political ambitions. The Democratic race for U.S. "I am all about Oprah 2020", said another Golden Globes victor, Allison Janney . "Now, some people are calling it the Golden Globes". "And that is Oprah". Read More »

Mom, boyfriend sought in burning, beating death of 4-year-old girl

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On Monday, arrest warrants were approved by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office charging Diaz and Fields with second-degree murder, felony murder, first-degree child abuse and torture, reported WDIV . They said she suffered from Battered Child Syndrome , having new and old injuries all over her body. "She always had a smile on her face, loved to play", Deborah Barrett said . Read More »

United States puts a hold on H1B plan, relief for Indians

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Initial reports had suggested that the USA was considering an adjustment to the H-1B policy that granted extensions to the visa if the visa holders had been accepted for permanent residency "Green Card". It is possible that the change, if the U.S. had insisted on effecting it, would have affected all these companies, the competitiveness of the United States tech industry, and the USA economy itself. Read More »

Tuting issue with China is resolved: General Bipin Rawat

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China has approached the Indian side and requested that the equipment be returned, which includes a JCB and a water tanker. The Chinese had partially constructed around 1 km length of track in Indian territory before being stopped. Commenting on reported intrusion of Chinese in Arunachal Pradesh, General Rawat said that the matter "has been sorted out". The 70-day standoff was resolved in August past year. Read More »

Twitter explains why it hasn't suspended Donald Trump's account

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The most clear-cut example is Trump, whose sometimes inflammatory tweets have ignited debate about how the company enforces its rules that ban actions like harassment and death threats. Twitter , which has struggled to grow its user base, said that "No one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences these decisions". Explaining why, the micro-blogging site, in a statement, said that it is a platform for people to "see and debate". Read More »

United States could freeze $2B in aid to Pakistan

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President Trump's New Year tweet castigating Pakistan for "lies and deceit" and for providing "safe havens to terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan " was followed up by an immediate suspension of $255 million of military aid and now another $900 million of security assistance. Read More »

Tanker Collision, 32 Missing

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The Iranian tanker, Sanchi , is ablaze and leaking oil after colliding with the Hong Kong-registered vessel CF Crystal . China , South Korea and the USA sent vessels and planes to search for Sanchi's crew - 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, the Associated Press reported. Read More »

Student killed and opposition leader detained as bread protests grip Sudan

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The demonstrations followed a similar protest in the south-eastern city of Sennar on Saturday after bread prices doubled following the government's announcement late last month that it was eliminating subsidies in its 2018 budget. Authorities arrested Omar Al Dageir, the president of one of the country's largest opposition groups, the Sudanese Congress Party, members of the party said. Read More »

AgustaWestland case: Italy court gives top two executives clean chit

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The sources said the case in Italian courts is based on the evidence gathered by the Italian authorities whereas the CBI carried out a completely independent investigation in the matter. The investigation conducted and various documents collected so far revealed that AgustaWestland International Ltd, UK paid an amount of Euro 58 million as kickbacks through Gordian Services Sarl, Tunisia and IDS Sarl, Tunisia. Read More »

Monday weather: Cloudy, with late rain, and highs around 40

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Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. South wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Read More »

Wrong-Way Driver Crashes in N. California, 6 Dead

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Sunday in Yolo County, near Sacramento. The female driver of the 2013 Chevrolet going the wrong way on Interstate 5 as well as the fivepeople in the other vehicle, a 2013 Dodge, were all pronounced dead at the scene, the CaliforniaHighway Patrol said. Read More »

Athletes tie the knot just minutes after same-sex marriage becomes legal

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While some were granted exemptions to the four-week waiting period, Tuesday is the first official day ceremonies can take place. And the wait is now also over for Craig and Luke. The City of Sydney council has so far booked in six weddings as part of its pledge to make venues available to same-sex couples free of charge for 100 days. Read More »

S. Korea to stick with Japan 'comfort women' deal

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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will deliver a statement at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the ministry said Monday. Seoul's new policy on the deal came after President Moon Jae In said the agreement, struck to "finally and irreversibly" settle the controversial issue, can not resolve it because negotiations that led to the deal were flawed. Read More »