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SC to hear Rajasthan, MP's appeals against Padmaavat release

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A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, however, agreed to hear the plea on Tuesday. The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a ban on the release of the film which had been imposed by several states, including Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, saying it violated creative freedoms. Read More »

US Senate leader urges shutdown brinksmanship end by Monday

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Both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are scheduled to meet with their caucuses on Monday morning, with a vote planned for midday on a bill to keep the government open for another three weeks while negotiators work out a more permanent immigration fix. Read More »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down Republican gerrymander, orders new maps for 2018

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Pennsylvania now has 13 Republicans and five Democrats serving in the House. The court banned the current map of 18 House districts from being used again, and ordered that a proposed new map be submitted to the court by February 15. Supreme Court. For now, the primary elections are held at their May 15th date. Republicans who controlled the Legislature and governor's office following the 2010 census broke decades of geographical precedent when redrawing the map, producing contorted shapes, ... Read More »

Iran in Regular Talks with Turkey on Syria: Spokesman

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Turkish ground troops entered Syria's Afrin Sunday on the second day of an offensive against U.S-backed Kurdish militia which should be wrapped up soon, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . He added: "France calls on Turkish authorities to act with restraint in a hard context, with the humanitarian situation deteriorating in several regions of Syria as a effect of the military actions of the Damascus regime and its allies". Read More »

Pence says 'great honour' to be in 'Israel's capital, Jerusalem'

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Previous U.S. presidents have said that the decision on Israel's capital must come from a negotiated agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint List, said: "Our protest today in the plenum is in honour of all who oppose the occupation and dream of peace". Read More »

Ellis County School Shooting Results in One Injured

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The sheriff's office says students have been moved from the school and an investigation is ongoing. Her condition hasn't been released. KTVT reports that Italy High School and nearby Stafford Elementary School have been locked down. Assisting Italy PD and DPS is the Ellis County Sheriff Office, Hill County Sheriff Office, and the Texas Rangers. Italy, which calls itself " The Biggest Little Town in Texas ", is located off Interstate 35E, near U.S. Read More »

Russia Investigation: New Anti-Trump Texts by FBI Agent Given to Congress

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The only reason we know about the "missing" messages is because Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray asking about the "failure" to preserve the text messages. Johnson published several text conversations between Strzok and Page, including one that indicates Clinton, while serving as Secretary of State, emailed President Barack Obama through her private email server while traveling overseas. Read More »

US More Popular in Israel Under Trump

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The US rating is down almost 20 points from the 48% approval rating in the a year ago of President Barack Obama's administration, Gallup said. Disapproval of USA leadership rose to a median of 43 percent, up 15 percentage points from 2016, which was also a record, according to Gallup . Read More »

Turkey's Afrin operation aims to destroy PYD/PKK, Daesh

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They waved flags of the Syrian Kurdish militia and banners of Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party , which Turkey considers a terrorist organization. The federal government is refusing to say whether Canada will support the creation of a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria, plans for which have already drawn opposition from Russia, Iran, Turkey and even the UN. Read More »

Spain to seek ex-Catalan leader's arrest if he travels to Denmark

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A warrant for his arrest remains open in Spain. Llarena, the Spain Supreme Court judge, said he suspected Puigdemont planned the trip to Denmark with its attendant risk of arrest so he could blame Spain for missing an upcoming vote in the regional Parliament to elect a new leader. Read More »

Security beefed up after bombs found near Mahabodhi temple

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Teams of NIA and central intelligence agencies rushed to Bihar's Bodh Gaya on Saturday after a low-intensity bomb exploded and two live ones were detected the previous night. CCTV footages are being collected for investigation. "The two suspected explosive devices have been taken to a secluded spot where they could be defused safely". Read More »

NZ beat Pakistan by seven wickets in opening T20

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He was hit on the head by a Colin Munro throw while taking a run. They were four for 22 in the sixth over as Tim Southee, the stand-in New Zealand skipper in place of the injured Kane Williamson, led a dismantling of the Pakistan top order. Read More »

Mike Pence on damage control mission in Middle East

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Pence told the king that the USA has committed "to continue to respect Jordan's role as the custodian of holy sites, that we take no position on boundaries and final status". With the Palestinians boycotting Pence, the Israel visit provides little obvious opportunity to build bridges. Like Egypt, Jordan receives US military and economic aid for an amount close to 1.5 billion dollars annually (1.22 billion euros). Read More »

Richest one percent made 82% of wealth created a year ago: Oxfam

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The report, called Reward Work Not Wealth , explained how unsafe, poorly paid work for the many is supporting extreme wealth for the few. Oxfam said it was "unacceptable and unsustainable" for economies to continue to enable a super-rich minority to accumulate vast wealth while hundreds of millions of people struggle to survive on poverty pay. Read More »

Aerial Footage Shows Bushfires Burning at Royal National Park

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Bushfires burning at Royal National Park, south of Sydney , were caught on camera by a passenger on a plane flying over the area in the evening of Saturday, January 20. The fire at the Royal National Park viewed from Sydney on Saturday . Walking tracks were patrolled to ensure no one was trapped. A large blaze north of Tamworth, in the state's north, threatened properties close to Bundarra while firefighters brought a fire under control near Taralga that had also endangered homes. Read More »

NFC Championship Game Preview

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This time next year, maybe the Browns will still be playing instead of sitting home in front of the TV watching the Patriots and Vikings win. Philadelphia will be making it's first Super Bowl appearance since the 2004-05 season. Read More »

Talks under way to finalize North Korea participation in Winter Olympics

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The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held on February 9 and North and South Korea have chose to march with a common flag. The North's official Korean Central News Agency hinted at the source of its anger by lashing out at conservatives in South Korea who have argued that the North's Olympic participation could violate United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Mall evacuated after explosion at Florida mall. Several explosives found, reports say

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Firefighters said they found a backpack in the same corridor containing other possible explosive devices. There are no reports of injuries from the explosion - the ceiling and corridor wall near the explosion was damaged. Police said the devices were flares wrapped in electrical tape inside a plastic pipe, according to Fox 13 Tampa Bay . Lake Wales Police Department Deputy Chief Troy Schulze says the bombing could have been a lot more unsafe if it had hit an area where there were shoppers. Read More »

Mayon Volcano Erupts, Spews Huge Ash Cloud

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The institute said lava reached over 1,600 feet (500 meters) above the crater and ash fell in the Albay neighborhoods of Oas and Guinobatan. Almost 15,000 people have fled the danger zone within 6 to 7 kilometers of Mayon, and the institute strongly advised people not to re-enter the area. Read More »

Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

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His temple to French gastronomy, L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges, outside the city of Lyon in south-eastern France , has held three Michelin stars since 1965. Bocuse began cooking at the age of 15. "His name alone summed up French gastronomy in its generosity and respect for tradition but also its inventiveness", the French president said. Read More »

Global female empowerment marches enter second day

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Kelley Robinson, Planned Parenthood's national organizing director, told CNN that numerous women who marched a year ago have been inspired to run for office themselves . Yep, these signs-works of art, really-even projecting a phrase or two, say thousands of words on the state of women's involvement in politics. But, you know, without taking up all the space. Read More »