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Bermuda rescinds same-sex marriage despite warning it will hurt tourism

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After a change of government, the island's Senate approved the Domestic Partnership Act that revokes the right for two people of the same sex to get married. "Society largely does not support same-sex marriage nor is it prepared to accept it at this time", she said . A Supreme Court ruling in May made same-sex marriages legal in Bermuda amid opposition on the socially conservative island. Read More »

Full text: Republicans unveil their final tax bill

Democrats disagree, arguing that the legislation would help wealthy Americans and big business at the expense of the poor and middle class. After a week of backdoor negotiations to hash out the differences between the House and Senate tax proposals, Republicans have released their final vision for the American tax code: a bill that permanently gives corporations a massive tax break, temporarily cuts individual rates - primarily benefiting the wealthiest Americans - increases the standard ... Read More »

Russia, Egypt officials sign documents to resume direct flights

Egypt's Minister of Aviation Sherif Fathy travelled to Moscow on Thursday to sign the protocols with his Russian counterpart Maxim Sokolov. Earlier this week, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Russian President Vladimir Putin in Cairo to sign the construction deal of the Dabaa nuclear power plan as well as discussion the resumption of flights between Egypt and Russia . Read More »

Man faces first-degree murder charge in Charlottesville auto ramming

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Each of these cases will be presented to a regular grand jury of the Charlottesville Circuit Court on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Fields has said that he drove to Charlottesville by himself from OH and wanted to hear a speaker at the rally - he was revealed to have had Nazi sympathies in high school. Read More »

New York, New Jersey Reach Funding Pact For New Rail Tunnel

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Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey's $1.9 billion commitment, along with $1.75 billion from NY and $1.9 billion already committed by the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey Board of Commissioners, will allow the project to begin next year if the federal government kicks in its share. Read More »

Supreme Court Dismisses Congress Plea For VVPAT Verification in Gujarat Elections

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Top lawyers Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal represented the Congress party in the case. The bench told the petitioner that a fresh petition seeking reforms in the polling process could be filed independently. The court told the counsel that a candidate has every right to question the vote count before the returning officer. The apex court further added that the Gujarat Congress can approach SC through filing a writ petition for electoral reforms. Read More »

Iran refuses to recognize Israeli regime at OIC summit

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In regards to the bilateral meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the tail end of the summit, Najib said that the ruler stressed that Muslims must be wise in tackling the issue. "Because it is completely biased towards Israel ", he said. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif underscored that U.S. recognition of Jerusalem undermines its role as an honest broker in the peace process. Read More »

A terrorist from NY called the attack revenge for Israel

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One video exhorted Islamic State sympathizers to carry out terror attacks in their homelands if they couldn't join the caliphate in Syria and Iraq. He spoke only to give short answers to questions from the judge about the charges, which include material support of a terrorist organization and using a weapon of mass destruction. Read More »

At least 1 dead as 6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

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The quake was reportedly felt in the capital Jakarta after striking in the Jawa Barat region of Java. It's the 18th quake that's been detected in the state in 2017, according to the U.S. In a statement, the Indonesian meteorological agency called on local authorities along the southern coast of Java to "stay alert" and "urge people to immediately evacuate". Read More »

Snow could snarl Friday evening commute

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Road conditions will be slippery this afternoon and into the early evening commute. Most areas should see below an inch of snow accumulation, the National Weather Service states . The weekend doesn't look bad, but milder weather is on the way as the weather pattern looks to change for the second half of the month. A Winter Weather Advisory is being issued for the summit of Haleakala on Maui as an upper level disturbance brings below-freezing temperatures to the House of the Sun. Read More »

Carol singers' auto set on fire, 2 priests detained for hours!

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Hindu activists have beaten eight priests and torched their vehicle outside a central Indian police station. "He was given a holy dip in a pond and his name was changed to Dharmendra Thomas". Meanwhile, father Rony stated that "the diocese was running a seminary at Barakala village in Satna district for the last 20 years and not a single person there had converted to Christianity". Read More »

N Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

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Tillerson said his main concern is North Korean nuclear weapons falling into the hands of non-state actors. That overture was nearly immediately rebutted by White House officials. "His statement basically reiterated the previous position of North Korea". Tillerson said the acts of North Korea are a "clear violation" of global law that "cannot be ignored", and added that the regime "must be held accountable". Read More »

Fashion Publicist Kelly Cutrone Says Russell Simmons 'Tried to Rape' Her

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I will prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges ", Simmons wrote Thursday on Instagram . Toni Sallie, a music journalist, said that Simmons raped her in 1988. "These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual", Simmons said in a statement to ABC News. Simmons has denied each allegation of non-consensual sex. Read More »

Firefighters close in on full containment for 3 Southern California fires

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Pimlott did not provide any details about Iverson's death but said it was under investigation by an accident review team. The fire now raging in Ventura County (the Thomas fire) and the one in foothill neighborhoods around Sylmar in the San Fernando Valley (the Creek fire) are breathtaking in two ways: the sheer power of wind-driven wildfire to devour landscape, whether it hold scrub brush or mansions, and the fragility of human life in the face of it. Read More »

Man with knife at Amsterdam airport is not terror case

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Schiphol Plaza, a shopping area near passport control, was temporarily evacuated while the authorities responded to the incident. In a tweet, the Marechaussee police said "the situation is safe" and the man has been detained and removed from the scene. Read More »

Twitter Trolls Donald Trump & Melania For Their Barron-Less Christmas Photo

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The First Lady took to Twitter to reveal the photo, which on first glance is rather nice. Melania stole the show in the White House Christmas photo, wearing a sleeveless black t-length dress that featured cascading bead-work, created specifically for the First Lady by Delpozo's creative director Josep Font and styled by Hervé Pierre. Read More »

Omarosa Says Donald Trump Is 'Racial' But 'Not A Racist'

However, she said that she was not fired , and resigned on her own accord. Most black women would have simply and easily clapped back, but Omarosa must have misplaced her shade card when she went in search of her black one. Whoopi Goldberg took off the gloves while discussing Omarosa Manigault's highly publicized exit from the White House . Until Tuesday, Manigault Newman, a former contestant on Trump's " The Apprentice ", was the director of communications for the White House ... Read More »

Woman jailed after eviction gets released ahead of 94th birthday

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According to a Eustis Police Department arrest report, Fitzgerald had been "made well aware the day prior of her being evicted (Tuesday)". According to an arrest report, while officers tried to escort her out of the building, she purposely slid onto the floor and resisted when they tried to pick her up. Read More »

Street cheers BJP's lead in exit polls; Sensex zooms over 300 points

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The 30-share BSE index was up 116.70 points, or 0.35 per cent, at 33,169.74. The 50-issue NSE Nifty in range-bound movements settled higher by 59.15 points, or 0.58 per cent, at 10,252.10. Mood turned bullish as provisional data showed that foreign funds made purchases of shares worth a net Rs 232.17 crore Thursday. All the sub-indices of the BSE ended in the green barring the S&P BSE telecom index, which was down 7.98 points. Read More »

Cabinet clears bill criminalising instant triple talaq

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Addressing media persons here, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, the bill is created to provide a shield for Muslim women. The issue of ending instant divorce was part of the BJP's political campaign in the Uttar Pradesh elections and the party believes it paid dividends among the Muslim women who have been victims. Read More »

Jesus Christ's Hometown of Nazareth Just Canceled Christmas Because of Trump

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Some Christmas celebrations have reportedly been canceled in Nazareth as a protest against President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Our identity and faith can not be bargained The decision has taken away the joy of the holiday, and we will cancel the festivities this year", Salam reportedly said. Read More »

Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

Later that day, he will speak at the Knesset and dine at the Prime Minister's Residence on Balfour Street. Kushner and other top Trump aides have traveled to the region to meet with Palestinians, Israelis and officials from Arab nations. The two had been scheduled to meet in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Republican Senator John McCain , who is fighting brain cancer, was in hospital on Wednesday. Read More »

Alexei Ulyukayev: Putin's former economy minister found guilty of corruption

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The Moscow court ruled he must also pay a fine of 130 million roubles ($2.2 million) for taking for taking the bribe from Igor Sechin , head of the state oil giant Rosneft, in a sting operation. By and large, Ulyukayev remained loyal to the Kremlin throughout his career and until recently had traveled often to western Europe, including Germany, to drum up investment in Russian Federation despite the country being sanctioned for the annexation of Crimea. Read More »