• Modi arrives in Mangaluru to meet cyclone Ockhi victims
Modi arrives in Mangaluru to meet cyclone Ockhi victims

The name Ockhi was given by Bangladesh, under the the tropical cyclone naming system initiated by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in 2000. It was in the last confirmed program that visiting place in Thiruvananthapuram and discussion with the State gov...

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  • European Union regulators to investigate Ikea's Dutch tax deals
European Union regulators to investigate Ikea's Dutch tax deals

An in-depth investigation will be opened by the European Commission into the corporate tax structure of Ikea . Specifically, the Commission will assess whether the fee endorsed by the ruling reflects economic reality given Inter IKEA Systems' contribution to the franchise business.

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  • 'Islamic State' claims deadly Pakistan church bombing
'Islamic State' claims deadly Pakistan church bombing

One attacker detonated a vest laced with explosives near the door to the church's main hall. Sarfaraz Bugti , the interior minister of Balochistan province in Pakistan confirmed out of the two suicide-bombers only one was able to successfully detonate the explosive attached to his body, while the other one was shot down by the church security ...

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  • Hardik Patel says BJP hacked EVMs for Gujarat Elections
Hardik Patel says BJP hacked EVMs for Gujarat Elections

But he blamed the victorious BJP for allegedly manipulating the electronic voting machines to corner Patel votes. Patel claimed that the results have been made to look like a "close contest" between the Congress and BJP so that people should not complain about rigging of EVMs.

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  • Two firefighters injured on Thomas Fire
Two firefighters injured on Thomas Fire

Fire officials lifted several evacuation orders and warnings Monday , including some areas in the city of Santa Barbara, but Sheriff Bill Brown said there are still about 16,000 people affected by mandatory evacuation orders, and another 10,300 people living in voluntary evacuation warning areas.

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  • Kaspersky Lab challenges the U.S. government ban on its products in court
Kaspersky Lab challenges the U.S. government ban on its products in court

It came amid mounting concern among USA officials that the software could enable Russian espionage and threaten national security. This initiative will include an independent review of the company's source code, software updates and threat detection rules; an independent review of internal processes to verify the integrity of the company's solution...

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  • Travel disruption with dense fog slow to lift
Travel disruption with dense fog slow to lift

But, improvements to conditions are expected to develop slowly this morning. It added that with light winds and clear skies expected to form quite widely on Monday night, visibility could fall below 100m in some places. A yellow weather warning has been put in place across most of the UK. Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: The next few days wil...

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  • 3 militants killed in ISIS attack on Afghanistan's main spy agency
3 militants killed in ISIS attack on Afghanistan's main spy agency

Hassamudin Safi, a police officer in Kabul's Police District 5, said the standoff ended after several hours at around 3 p.m. and clearance operations were ongoing. A Taliban attack on a police post in the western Badghis province on Sunday killed a police officer and wounded three others, said Gulam Haydar Sarwari, the province's deputy police chie...

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  • South Africa's ruling ANC chooses Cyril Ramaphosa to replace President Zuma
South Africa's ruling ANC chooses Cyril Ramaphosa to replace President Zuma

He also added that Ramaphosa should "execute the [North Gauteng] High Court's ruling by replacing the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Shaun Abrahams, with someone who is competent and unbiased, such as former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela".

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  • Philippines president changes stance & comes out in support of marriage equality
Philippines president changes stance & comes out in support of marriage equality

Santos City Sunday night. According to Reuters , Duterte made the comment while speaking at a gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the town of Davao City . Thousands of people have been killed by police under the president's centrepiece "war on drugs" policy. During the 2016 elections, however, Duterte said w...

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  • Officials investigate Brooklyn blaze that killed mother, 3 children
Officials investigate Brooklyn blaze that killed mother, 3 children

The fire broke out in the home on East 14th Street in Sheepshead Bay around 2:20 a.m., with flames burning through the second floor and the attic of the home. One neighbor praised the bravery of the FDNY. "Firefighters went straight into the fire". "This may be the source of the fire because it was in the room on the first floor where the fire wa...

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  • Sarah Palin's son charged with hitting father
Sarah Palin's son charged with hitting father

Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin's son was just arrested on several charges, all relating to domestic violence. Upon arriving, cops say they found Todd fleeing in a vehicle and bleeding from the face. Fulton fire officials said the dog fell through the Oswego River's ice Sunday afternoon, and a man and woman tried to help. Back in 2016, T...

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  • Theresa May promises to negotiate a 'rapid' Brexit transition deal
Theresa May promises to negotiate a 'rapid' Brexit transition deal

Prime Minister May was speaking in the Commons for the first time since the EU27 leaders agreed enough progress had been made during the first phase of Brexit talks to move on to discuss the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU.

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  • SM Entertainment Confirms SHINee Jonghyun's Has Passed Away
SM Entertainment Confirms SHINee Jonghyun's Has Passed Away

Kim , better known by his stage name Jonghyun , was found unconscious at a residence hotel and was pronounced dead later at a nearby hospital. Jonghyun had also made headlines for his outspoken views in favor of LGBT rights, writing personal messages of support to fans questioning their sexuality, in a demonstration that reportedly made him th...

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  • US Vetoes UN Security Council Resolution Voiding Trump's Jerusalem Move
US Vetoes UN Security Council Resolution Voiding Trump's Jerusalem Move

Ahead of the vote, Haley said the Security Council was putting peace out of reach by "injecting itself" into the conflict and passing judgement on issues that should be decided by direct negotiation between the parties. General Assembly. "We now strongly encourage the US Administration to bring forward detailed proposals for an Israeli-Palestinia...

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  • Twitter begins enforcing rules on 'hateful, abusive' content
Twitter begins enforcing rules on 'hateful, abusive' content

The videos were titled, "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!" and "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!" United Kingdom political leaders including Prime Minister Theresa May swiftly condemned Trump for sharing the videos with his millions of followers.

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  • Man arrested on British air base after incident at checkpoint
Man arrested on British air base after incident at checkpoint

A British air base also used by USA forces was placed on temporary lockdown Monday after a driver apparently tried to ram through a checkpoint at the facility, British media reported. "No other people have been injured as a result of the incident". The base said in a statement staff had been released from the lockdown about an hour-and-a-half aft...

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  • USA blames North Korea for major cyber attack
USA blames North Korea for major cyber attack

The US administration has said North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry malware attack affecting hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier this year, the BBC reports. "If those hackers travel, we will arrest them and bring them to justice". Bossert also says hackers must continue to receive harsh punishments for cybe...

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  • Gujarat polls: Bookies give BJP 103 seats, Congress 78 to 100
Gujarat polls: Bookies give BJP 103 seats, Congress 78 to 100

While you wait for the results, we've broken down the results of the Gujarat exit polls for you. Given that Mr Modi's administration is focused on turning around India's investment cycle amid as many as eight state elections next year, the Gujarat result will not "move the needle too far in any direction", he said.

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  • Long road ahead for Brexit trade talks
Long road ahead for Brexit trade talks

With Britain no longer in the room, they say sufficient progress has been made on the breakup issues - money, Ireland and citizens rights. But several hours later as leaders reconvened, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni warned that the hardest decisions were still to come as Britain tries...

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  • British diplomat working at United Kingdom embassy in Beirut found murdered
British diplomat working at United Kingdom embassy in Beirut found murdered

The circumstances surrounding her death were unclear but local police officials suggested that she had been murdered. Police are tonight probing whether Ms Dykes, from London, had been raped before she was found dead. Britain's ambassador to Lebanon, Hugo Shorter, tweeted: "The whole embassy is deeply shocked, saddened by this news". 'We are ...

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  • Sen. McCain to Miss Tax Vote Over Ongoing Health Issues
Sen. McCain to Miss Tax Vote Over Ongoing Health Issues

He will not be on hand for the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected for early this week. "I wish John well", he said. Most remembered internationally as the Republican candidate who ran against Barrack Obama in 2008, McCain has been increasingly described as looking frail in recent GOP meetings.

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  • Australia's child abuse inquiry calls for changes
Australia's child abuse inquiry calls for changes

The commission recommended December 15 that priests should be legally obligated to disclose details of sexual abuse revealed in the confessional and that priestly celibacy should be made optional. The consultant on the inquiry said: "This report is devastating for the Catholic Church and it's the first time any appointed government inquiry has ca...

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  • UN Security Council Considers Jerusalem Resolution
UN Security Council Considers Jerusalem Resolution

The resolution "affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council", according to Reuters .

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  • Plane Headed To Maryland Crashes Killing 3 People, 1 Dog
Plane Headed To Maryland Crashes Killing 3 People, 1 Dog

Authorities say the single-engine Cessna - heading from Missouri to Maryland - went down around 9 p.m.in Franklin County, near Oldenburg. Firefighters extinguished the fire. Autopsies will be performed on all three crash victims December 18. The victims' identities will not be released until the Franklin County Coroner's Office can confirm their id...

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  • Want to make Meghalaya top tourist destination: PM Modi
Want to make Meghalaya top tourist destination: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Aizawl to inaugurate the Tuirial Hydropower Project, officials said. Modi, who travelled nearly 30,000 kilometers during the recently concluded Gujarat election campaign, and party president Amit Shah have focused on the seven northeastern states, where the BJP has traditionally been a fri...

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  • Flights between Russian Federation and Egypt to resume in February: Moscow
Flights between Russian Federation and Egypt to resume in February: Moscow

Russia suspended all flights to Egypt after a Russian plane carrying 217 passengers and seven crew crashed in the Sinai Peninsula, killing all on board, in October 2015. Tourism revenues make up 11.5 percent of the total GDP of Egypt, according to the Ministry of Tourism, and it is estimated the suspension cost Egypt's tourism industry US$4 million...

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  • Former US Ambassador to Russia 'Shocked' by Trump's Phone Call to Putin
Former US Ambassador to Russia 'Shocked' by Trump's Phone Call to Putin

President Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam in November. He also spoke with sympathy toward Trump, describing him as boxed in by political opposition and said that he hopes Trump still wants to improve relations with Russian Federation despite the obstacles he...

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  • Instant analysis of Packers' season-ending loss to Panthers
Instant analysis of Packers' season-ending loss to Panthers

Down a pair of touchdowns late in the fourth quarter, Rodgers almost led the Packers back. The play was initially ruled an incompletion, but coach Ron Rivera challenged the play and officials overturned the call ruling that Byrd's backside landed inbounds and overturned the play.

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  • Prince Harry jokes around with Barack Obama in radio interview
Prince Harry jokes around with Barack Obama in radio interview

Near the end of the clip, Harry admits to feeling a few pre-show jitters, telling Mr Obama: "You're excited about this". Watch the preview below. The BBC released a teaser of the interview, which was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games, in which the pair joke together before beginning their chat.

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  • Putin: Trump's call saved Russian Federation from deadly terror attacks this weekend
Putin: Trump's call saved Russian Federation from deadly terror attacks this weekend

Petersburg. The information led to the arrest of a group of suspect planning a bombing on the Kazansky Cathedral in the Russian leader's home city of St Petersburg, the Associated Press reported. Returning militants from Syria pose a real threat to Russian Federation, the head of the FSB was quoted as saying on Tuesday. The White House on Sunda...

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  • Trump Transition Team Is Claiming Mueller Unlawfully Obtained Campaign E-mails
Trump Transition Team Is Claiming Mueller Unlawfully Obtained Campaign E-mails

But later the same day a top Trump transition team official once again casted aspersions over the legitimacy of the investigation, sending a letter to several congressional committees claiming that Mueller's team improperly obtained thousands of emails from the General Services Administration (GSA).

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  • El Salvador court jails woman 30 years for having abortion
El Salvador court jails woman 30 years for having abortion

The government autopsy claimed the child had died of "perinatal asphyxia" after birth and the court sentenced the woman to 30 years in prison - where she has been rotting for the past 10 years, while her mother is raising her 13-year-old son.

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  • Interpol cancels Red Corner notice against Zakir Naik
Interpol cancels Red Corner notice against Zakir Naik

India's nodal agency for Interpol, puts up any requests pertaining to notices on fugitives before it. However, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it will submit a fresh request for the same after completing requisite formalities, sources said on Saturday.

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  • All The Fox Film Franchises Disney Now Owns
All The Fox Film Franchises Disney Now Owns

Disney's $52.4 billion purchase of Twenty-First Century Fox's (FOXA.O) film, television and worldwide businesses, announced earlier on Thursday, leaves Fox with a smaller but more focused set of assets, based on Fox News Channel - the U.S.

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