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Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of 'usurping' power, forming 'opportunistic' alliance in Meghalaya

Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of 'usurping' power, forming 'opportunistic' alliance in Meghalaya

Saturday's result showed that it worked. Tripura also stands out for being able to maintain law and order without the help of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act since 2015, as political management, rather than the use of force, had proved sufficient to produce and maintain amity among Hindu, Muslim, Bengali, immigrant and local tribal populations. Read More

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Fire Threat Is Extreme On Monday Due To High Winds

Fire Threat Is Extreme On Monday Due To High Winds

According to the PPL outage map, close to 200 are still without electricity in the Harrisburg and West Shore areas, and about 250 are without power in Lancaster County. Friday is on track to be partly sunny with a high of 41 and a low of 28. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Read More

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Turkey detains four Iraqi nationals for planning attack on US Embassy

Turkey detains four Iraqi nationals for planning attack on US Embassy

The detentions came as the U.S. Embassy in Ankara was closed on Monday due to an unspecified security threat. The notice also advised U.S. citizens in Turkey should avoid large crowds, keep a low profile and otherwise be cautious. The source said that the arrested suspects, who are Iraqi nationals, were supposedly recruiting members for the terror group and were in contact with conflict zones. Read More

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Winter storm kills five people, leaves millions without power in United States

Winter storm kills five people, leaves millions without power in United States

Others include an 11-year-old boy hit by a falling tree in NY state, a 57-year-old man in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, hit by a tree while in his vehicle and a 77-year-old woman struck by a branch outside her home in Baltimore. Meanwhile, local media said fallen trees also killed an 11-year-old boy in Putnam Valley, New York , and a man in his 70s in Newport, Rhode Island . Read More

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Brazil's Neymar sidelined with foot surgery

Brazil's Neymar sidelined with foot surgery

Fans waited outside the Mater Dei hospital on Saturday morning to chant Neymar's name and lend their support to Brazil's 26-year-old talisman. The striker is expected to be sidelined for at least two months with CBF doctor Rodrigo Lasmar that he anticipates the PSG forward to be "our for two to three months". Read More

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Police release seven suspects in Slovakian journalist's killing

Police release seven suspects in Slovakian journalist's killing

Kuciak was working on a story about the influence of the Italian mafia in Slovakia and its possible ties to people close to the prime minister, Robert Fico. Prime Minister Fico has offered a €1m ($1.2m; £890,000) reward for anyone who comes forward with information about the case. Interior Minister Robert Kalinak said on Facebook on Thursday that Italian police, Europol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Scotland Yard pledged to help Slovak investigators. Read More

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Top US policy expert on North Korea announces retirement

Top US policy expert on North Korea announces retirement

At Monday's White House briefing Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said "denuclearization must be the result of any dialogue with North Korea ". Despite concerns within the State Department and from foreign policy experts, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert suggested that the agency was still capable of addressing North Korea following Yun's resignation. Read More

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Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny Amid Loans Allegedly Received After White House Meetings

Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny Amid Loans Allegedly Received After White House Meetings

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into Jared Kushner's business dealings with foreigners during and after the presidential transition a year ago. "I don't think there's a tenable path for Jared Kushner to stay in the White House", said Wilson. Another report this week stated that officials in at least four countries have discussed ways to manipulate Kushner through his complex foreign business interests, financial difficulties and inexperience in government. Read More

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WH: 'Nobody Knows' the Peace Plan for Israel, Palestine

WH: 'Nobody Knows' the Peace Plan for Israel, Palestine

Earlier this month, Israeli authorities in Jerusalem moved to collect $186 million from 887 properties in the city belonging to churches and United Nations agencies by freezing their bank accounts. The site has since opened its doors to the public again. Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Local christians and tourists alike gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Tuesday evening to pray in front of its closed doors. Read More

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US, allies join hands to slam Iran role in Yemen

US, allies join hands to slam Iran role in Yemen

On Monday, Russia blocked in the UN Security Council a Britain-drafted resolution, which slammed Iran's "non-compliance" with the UN sanctions regime that embargoes arms to the Shiite Houthi militants in Yemen. Houthi-affiliated media outlets also reported that heavy artillery shelling by the Saudi forces targeted residential buildings in Sa'ada province, causing casualties and damages there. Read More

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Kushner's White House security clearance downgraded

Kushner's White House security clearance downgraded

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Kushner held meetings with Apollo Global Management founder Joshua Harris a year ago on multiple occasions. "There is every expectation in the White House and among lawyers that are representing other people in Mueller's investigation that Jared Kushner has many , many strikes lining up against him in the Mueller investigation", added Bernstein, who has always been critical of the Trump administration. Read More

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Kamal Haasan remembers Legendary Sridevi

Kamal Haasan remembers Legendary Sridevi

This was one of her hits with the maverick director. Sridevi was the progenitor of today's actresses who play the bubbly-cute-fool in masala films, where the focus is only on the male star, with the small difference being that Sridevi brought an enviable charm along with her acting chops, with which she could maximise any role given to her, keeping the self-respect of the character and the actor intact. Read More

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Bush: Billy Graham 'changed my life'

Bush: Billy Graham 'changed my life'

It is the first time a private citizen has been accorded such recognition since civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005. President Trump is scheduled to attend Friday's funeral. Bush recounted several additional memories of Graham as well, including the evangelist's message at the National Cathedral three days after terrorists attacked the US on September 11, 2001, and the occasion Graham mediated a theological dispute between Bush and his mother, then-First Lady Barbara Bush. Read More

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Shahid Afridi Just Took The Catch Of The Year In PSL 3

Shahid Afridi Just Took The Catch Of The Year In PSL 3

Sunil Narine was the only Lahore bowler to pick up a wicket when he dismissed Watson in the 12th over, as the Austrian missed a quick one from the West Indian. And the former Pakistan captain showed everyone what he is still capable of, as he pulled off a catch that might just be one of the best of his career, contributing to the Kings' first win over the Gladiators in the history of the T20 franchise tournament. Read More

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Eddie Jones says England lacked intensity in Scotland loss

Eddie Jones says England lacked intensity in Scotland loss

A 37-27 win over Wales in Dublin which secured a try bonus point and put them five points clear at the head of the Championship after Scotland shocked England at Murrayfield. "We were ready, it's a Calcutta Cup with 140 years of history". Scotland captain John Barclay had backed Russell to come good against arch-rivals England in the latest edition of rugby's 147-year-old foundation global fixture. Read More

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BJP's tally set to inch up in Rajya Sabha

BJP's tally set to inch up in Rajya Sabha

The BJP leader quoted above argued that while the party has been the single-largest in Rajya Sabha since August a year ago, many important bills, including one to ban instant triple talaq and another to provide constitutional status to the other backward classes commission have not been cleared by the Upper House. Read More

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Standard Life Aberdeen's Skeoch lands $4.2 mln jackpot in 2017

Standard Life Aberdeen's Skeoch lands $4.2 mln jackpot in 2017

The sale involves the disposal of Standard Life Assurance Limited, with Standard Life Aberdeen retaining its United Kingdom retail platforms and financial advice business. It will also enable Standard Life Aberdeen to accelerate its growth strategy through targeted investments. Skeoch was formerly the CEO of insurer and asset manager Standard Life, which completed an 11 billion pound merger with Scottish rival Aberdeen Asset Management in August a year ago. Read More

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