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Haryana govt bans release of "Padmaavat"

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He claims that the film does not have even a micro-second of vulgarity, and contrary to unpopular belief, the film does not see Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmini (played by Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone respectively) share even a single frame together. Read More »

Steve Bannon to be questioned by House Intelligence Committee

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The book, " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", was released last week. White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will appear before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, CNN reported Monday. Read More »

Trump's 'Shithole' Comments Were Not Racist, Rand Paul Says

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The African Union, an organization that represents the entire continent of Africa , blasted Donald Trump on Friday for his recent remarks calling African nations " shithole countries ". "After the president's comments, I addressed him directly, and the president and everyone at the meeting knows what I said and how I feel", she said. Read More »

India registers comfortable 10-wicket win over Papua New Guinea

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Tuesday morning at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui witnessed an expected result as India thrashed Papua New Guinea on their way to their second consecutive win in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018 . Simon Atai, the opener, broke free by imperiously pulling Nagarkoti for successive boundaries. He cracked Semo Kamea for three boundaries in the second and finished things up with a boundary, his 12th of the innings and remained unbeaten on 57 off 39. Read More »

Peter Madsen charged with murder and dismemberment of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

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Wall, a 30-year-old freelance journalist who was researching a story on the entrepreneur and aerospace engineer, went missing after Madsen took her out to sea in his 17-metre (56-foot) submarine in August last year. Madsen has offered a shifting variety of explanations for Wall's death. Her dismembered body was found at sea after she interviewed him on board his homemade submarine. Read More »

Music producer speaks of phone message with O'Riordan night before death

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Reportedly written about the experience of Riordan's first kiss although it had actually been composed prior to her joining the band in 1990, with her lyrics replacing original singer Niall Quinn's as swiftly as she replaced him following her audition, the song elicited a spine-tingling sense of yearning which struck a chord in lovesick teens and nostalgic elders alike. Read More »

United Kingdom party leader dumps lover for racial slur on Royal family

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The woman, Jo Marney , apologized for what she said in an official statement. Ms Marney, who in popular culture could be described as a "slay queen", said she would never have sexual relations with "a negro because they are ugly". Marney doesn't hold an official post in the party. But UKIP has been riven by internal strife since the referendum as it struggles for direction and a clear goal and it won just 1.8 per cent of the total votes cast in a national election last June. Read More »

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Gets Banned in Lebanon

Lebanon banned the film upon its release in 1993. Several days ago, the Lebanese branch of the Campaign to Boycott the Supporters of Israel (CBSI) called on Lebanese nationals to boycott "Jungle", citing ties to Israel. Set in the early 1970s, The Post centers on the journalists of the Washington Post and the New York Times who uncovered the Pentagon Papers, secret documents that revealed information about the US government's involvement in the Vietnam War. Read More »

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic killed in drive-by shooting

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Gunmen opened fire at Oliver Ivanovic shooting him five times in front of the offices of his Citizens' Initiative Party in the northern Mitrovica region this morning. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but Belgrade has refused to recognize the split. Following the news of the killing, the Serbian delegation has ended talks in Brussels and returned to Belgrade to hold an urgent internal security council meeting. Read More »

Expect a clear and cold Tuesday morning

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We should all at least break into the 40s under partly cloudy skies. Tuesday will be partly sunny and cold with a chance of flurries in the afternoon. Sunshine and highs in the low 40s should start the melting process Thursday afternoon. There's also a chance of snow Thursday and Friday , when highs will be in the upper-20s to around 30. Read More »

Goa files arguments at Mahadayi tribunal on dispute with

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Using an expletive for the people of Karnataka, Goa Water Minister Vinod Palienkar on Saturday accused the neighbouring state of stopping the flow of water in Mahadeyi river, which comes to Goa, and diverting it towards Karnataka. While his comments led to massive outrage against his abusive comments on social media, politics took centre stage with the Congress accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of allowing its Goa minister to abuse Kannadigas . Read More »

4 law enforcement officers shot in York Co. following domestic violence call

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That officer was rushed to the hospital in another patrol vehicle. Two of the deputies had to be flown to the hospital and another was transported by ambulance. Deputies have not released the names or conditions of the law enforcement officers injured. York County sheriff's spokesman Trent Faris said the wounded officers were taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Read More »

Rohingya refugees must be informed, consulted on returns to Myanmar

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Myint Kyaing, permanent secretary at Myanmar's Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, told Reuters this month Myanmar would begin processing at least 150 people a day through each of the two camps by January 23. It would be the first camp built in the repatriation process. Beyond that not much has changed. "Until they consider us citizens we won't go back". Read More »

Palestinians reaffirm firm stand on Jerusalem despite United States biased policy

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after a harshly worded speech he gave at the "Palestine Liberation Organization" meeting in Ramallah on Sunday. The leaders also condemned the United States for threatening to cut funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides essential services to millions of Palestinian refugees. Read More »

Inflation falls back for the first time since June to 3% - ONS

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ONS senior statistician James Tucker said: " Inflation has been running at roughly the same rate since last spring following significant increases, partly due to the weaker pound after the European referendum". As per government data released on Monday, inflation on food articles slowed to 4.72% in December, from 6.06% in November 2017. The smaller expansion was partly driven by a fall in the cost of vegetables, including premium crisps. Read More »

Thousands evacuated in Philippines as volcano threatens eruption

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The level of alert means a "relatively high level of unrest and that magma is at the crater, and that a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days". " Alert Level 3 remains in effect over Mayon Volcano, which means that it is now in a relatively high level of unrest and that magma is at the crater, and that a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days", declared PHIVOLCS in its latest bulletin on Mayon Volcano. Read More »

Trump denies 'shithole' comment: Africans and Haitians uphold Twitter outrage

Trump reportedly asked why the USA would want immigrants from " s***hole countries " in Africa while meeting with lawmakers about a bipartisan immigration deal. Trump also claimed Democrats want to shut down the government, which would halt payment to military service members and government workers, in order to put pressure on Republicans and provide a "sweetheart deal" to those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. Read More »

Snow warnings for Northumberland extended to Thursday

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And on Wednesday Met Eireann are predicting heavy rain and strong winds mainly affecting Munster, Connacht and west Ulster with the passing of the storm. "Here, in particular, there is potential for disruption to power supplies from lightning strikes". Gritters are out in force across Scotland with pictures on social media showing particularly hard driving conditions on the M8 near Easterhouse. Read More »

De Grandhomme lifts Black Caps to win in Taylor's 200th ODI

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Pakistan lost couple of wickets early before Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail helped solidify the inning and ensure a fairly stiff total. They won the toss and put the New Zealanders into bowl first. Incoming batsman Shoaib Malik had an injury scare as he ran into the path of fielder Munro´s throw while trying to scamper back to his crease and the ball hit him flush on the head. Read More »

Ivana Trump says the US President is 'definitely not racist'

In a television interview , he added a jab at Mr. Trump himself: "It demonstrates precisely the type of leader he is". He has denied the reports , but two senators have confirmed that he used the obscenity. The 54-member body dismissed the comment as racist, reprehensible, irresponsible and not reflective of the continent's vibrant relations with the United States which predate Trump's White House. Read More »

Trump disputes newspaper quote attributed to him on NKorea

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Condoleezza Rice, who was secretary of state under former President George W. Bush, has said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has turned out to be a smarter operator on the global stage than she expected. I was very proud of him, it took courage for what he did. The talks began after a New Year's Day speech in which Kim Jong Un suggested he'd be interested in having North Korea participate in the Olympics on PyeongChang . Read More »

A 'winter storm' could be on the way to Ireland

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Overnight, temperatures will drop to 0°C to 3°C, with frost in sheltered places. Met Eireann said gales and polar showers will sweep across the country from tonight, with risks of flooding on Atlantic coasts. There is some uncertainty regarding the details for Wednesday night, but a potentially disruptive period of weather is possible. A spokesperson for Met Eireann said: "Showery rain associated with a cold front will clear eastwards into the Irish Sea this morning leaving a day of ... Read More »

Carillion goes into liquidation putting jobs at risk

News of the collapse sent waves of concern around the company's supply chain as fears that subcontractors which provide Carillion with services and materials could all come under pressure. Carillion ran into financial difficulties past year after issuing three profit warnings in five months and writing down more than £1 billion from the value of contracts. Read More »