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India slips 10 places to 42 in Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index

India slips 10 places to 42 in Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index

Poland has brought public radio and TV broadcasters under state control and replaced their directors, notes the report. The London based publication "The Economist" published its annual Democracy I...

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Eleven die in fire at a welfare home in Japan

Eleven die in fire at a welfare home in Japan

Three of the survivors were being treated in a hospital. Usually, none of the staff members from the not-for-profit organisation, Homeless Support Hokkaido Network, which runs the facility, are presen...

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Rohit urges for 1 format during overseas series

They were unable to stop India's winning streak at Johannesburg . South Africa , on the other hand, had an early blow. Indian captain Virat Kohli wanted to bat first as well. It was in Sou...

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Budget 2018 : No change in IT exemption for individuals

Budget 2018 : No change in IT exemption for individuals

He said 9000 km national highways will be completed. I'm looking forward that the government will announce incentives for private companies to invest more in R&D in these fields in Budget 2018 . Al...

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The Mueller Investigation Reflects Political Instability

The Mueller Investigation Reflects Political Instability

But staff in the West Wing have become nervous about what Trump might say if he faces Mueller for an interview . Despite no new indictments having come since that of former Trump campaign man...

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Super blue blood moon: See photos

Super blue blood moon: See photos

The moon will also be closer to the Earth today as it is in a shorter orbit and will be almost 14 per cent brighter than usual. The moon's orbit is at a slight tilt compared to the Earth's , me...

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New England Patriots: Tom Brady has stitches removed from hand

New England Patriots: Tom Brady has stitches removed from hand

The other two were in the second half of the season, first to the Seahawks and then to Dallas in a rather meaningless season finale. "It's just one of those deals like when I was a freshman in colle...

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Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years

Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years

Meanwhile, the police arrested Nehal Hashmi from the Courtroom. Supreme Court has barred Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi for holding public office for five years. In Jul...

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Senior IAF official is suspected to leak secrets to woman

Senior IAF official is suspected to leak secrets to woman

While maintaining that the investigations are at a very preliminary stage and nothing can be conclusively said, a government source familiar with the development refused to speculate as to where the s...

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Larry Nassar back in court to face 65 more victims

Larry Nassar back in court to face 65 more victims

Yes, Nassar has already been sentenced to 40-175 years in prison in Ingham County , but this new courtroom appearance relates to an entirely different case brought against the former USA Gymnastics...

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Virginia Tech student charged with illegal gun possession

Virginia Tech student charged with illegal gun possession

Yunsong Zhao, 19, has been charged with illegal possession of an assault rifle while not being a USA citizen, according to an arrest warrant obtained by CNN affiliate WSLS . "Right now, there is no t...

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Polish Senate passes Holocaust bill

Polish Senate passes Holocaust bill

The US, though recognises the fact that "the history of the Holocaust is painful and complex", and said it understands "that phrases such as " Polish death camps" are inaccurate, misleading, and ...

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White House withdraws South Korean ambassador nomination - because he disagreed with Trump

The Kalma Airport on North Korea's eastern coast was the launch site for multiple midrange missile tests in 2016. It is to be noted that during the administration of President George W. It did not ...

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US won't give more Syrians protected status

US won't give more Syrians protected status

The roughly 7,000 Syrians covered under temporary protected status program will have their protections for another 18 months. Under TPS, protected immigrants can live and work in the USA without fear ...

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Devin Nunes' memo is most certainly going to be released soon

Devin Nunes' memo is most certainly going to be released soon

McCabe, who on Monday announced plans to retire, has been accused by Republicans and by Trump of being biased against the president, because his wife ran for office as a Democrat and received donati...

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Trump State of the Union

Trump State of the Union

There are basically two types of people who make these calls: partisan opponents of the president who resent the rhetorical opportunity the SOTU provides, and serious policy wonks who lament the lack ...

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Alex Smith trade could shake up draft, impact Packers

Alex Smith trade could shake up draft, impact Packers

Sources tell The Star that the Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade Alex Smith to Washington. 1 overall by the 49ers in 2005, Smith lost his job to Colin Kaepernick midway through the 2012...

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All eyes on Bengal, Rajasthan bypolls

Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat, Alwar MP Chand Nath and Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari (all of BJP) passed away previous year. Eleven candidates are in the fray in Alwar, 23 in Ajmer and eight in Mandalgarh...

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South Carolina's Governor Is Basically Forcing State To Stand For Anthem

South Carolina's Governor Is Basically Forcing State To Stand For Anthem

Henry McMaster wants to make sure you take time to honor our nation's flag. "It is spoiled, entitled, ridiculous for the people who living under the freedom provided by the people who defended that...

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Ferry that sank in Pacific was ordered not to carry people

Ferry that sank in Pacific was ordered not to carry people

A dinghy carrying 7 passengers was spotted by the New Zealand military on Sunday, more than a week after the ferry's departure. It was unclear whether any repairs had been made. But due to the time fr...

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Here's What The Super Blue Blood Moon Looked Like This Morning

Here's What The Super Blue Blood Moon Looked Like This Morning

It's also the first time all three events have occurred over the U.S.in 150 years. Kenya's capital is among other regions of the world that are highlighted as vantage positions for the January 31 annu...

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Modi launches Khelo India Games to improve India's performance in Olympics

Modi launches Khelo India Games to improve India's performance in Olympics

The inaugural games, beginning today, will conclude on February 8. It is an effort to give strength to a mass movement for playing more. "This is to ensure that sportspersons from poor backgrounds a...

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Afghan spy chief on visit to Pakistan

Afghanistan's intelligence chief and foreign minister on Wednesday made a surprise visit to Islamabad following a recent spate of deadly attacks in Kabul. Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry Office declin...

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Lord shocks colleagues by resigning over his 'disgrace' at being late

Lord shocks colleagues by resigning over his 'disgrace' at being late

Michael Bates , a minister at the Department for International Development (DfID) since 2016, said he was " thoroughly ashamed at not being in my place" for the question, walking out to loud shouts...

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Pres. Trump's approval highest in West Virginia

Pres. Trump's approval highest in West Virginia

The Gallup Poll showed that 61 percent of West Virginians approved of Trump's job performance in 2017; in Vermont, only 26 percent of voters approve of Trump. 45 percent of those polled would vote f...

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Angelina Jolie Urges NATO to Focus on Sexual Violence Against Women

Angelina Jolie Urges NATO to Focus on Sexual Violence Against Women

Stoltenberg said the alliance was working to address rape in war zones, such as increasing the number of women serving in the military and improving the process of reporting sexual violence. In Dece...

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North Korea may parade missiles on eve of Olympics

He said the campaign of applying maximum pressure and sanctions is the best approach. "We need only look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclea...

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Trump honors parents of MS-13 victims: 'America is grieving for you'

Trump honors parents of MS-13 victims: 'America is grieving for you'

Her body was found the day after Mickens was found. The president addressed them directly. "While we can not imagine the depths of that kind of sorrow", Trump said . The president noted that the ...

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Texas governor wants Rangers to investigate Karolyi Ranch

Texas governor wants Rangers to investigate Karolyi Ranch

In a letter to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Abbott described the claims of sexual abuse at Karolyi Ranch as "shocking" and "gut-wrenching". USA Gymnastics announced its...

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Suspected serial killer had man tied up during arrest

Suspected serial killer had man tied up during arrest

McArthur was charged earlier this month with first-degree murder in the presumed deaths of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman, both reported missing from Toronto's gay village area at separate times pa...

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White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research

White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research

Congress has the final say in budget appropriations, and it is unlikely legislators will implement the full, 72-percent cut suggested by Mr Trump. The solar industry is still reeling from the admin...

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Israeli group files lawsuit against Kiwis over Lorde boycott

Israeli group files lawsuit against Kiwis over Lorde boycott

The law, which allows courts to order defendants who successfully trigger a boycott of Israel to pay damages, has been criticised for suppressing free speech. Lorde announced late past year she was ca...

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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank: ministry

The AHLC, set up in 1994, serves as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance to the occupied Palestinian territory. "In this hard time we have to start building som...

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Aussie players throw support behind Tomic

Aussie players throw support behind Tomic

Tomic vowed to resume tennis training as soon as he returned to Australia, saying he regretted his TV stint and "I only became depressed when I got in" the African jungle. Tomic then wished his team...

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How might Trump's speech play in North Korea, China?

How might Trump's speech play in North Korea, China?

We "have developed a pretty clear understanding of Kim Jong-Un's capability", Pompeo said. North Korea test-launched three intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2017, and claims that it has a deliv...

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Qatar Airways launches new direct flight to Pattaya

Qatar Airways launches new direct flight to Pattaya

USA and Qatar officials have reached an agreement in the three-year dispute about airline subsidies that left factions on both sides claiming victory. And US airlines' goal to limit Gulf carriers fr...

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United States missile defence test misses target

United States missile defence test misses target

A test of a USA missile interceptor failed in Hawaii on Wednesday, a defense official said, marking the second such unsuccessful attempt in less than a year. A defence official told AFP the test w...

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House Republicans Vote To Release Classified Memo They Wrote Attacking Russia Probe

House Republicans Vote To Release Classified Memo They Wrote Attacking Russia Probe

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the memo on Monday night. Rosenstein and Wray voiced their concerns personally to Kelly during a meeting at the White House on ...

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San Francisco will end legal limbo for thousands with weed convictions

San Francisco will end legal limbo for thousands with weed convictions

California produces vast amounts of marijuana and has done so for years. Proposition 64 legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Some, like Fresno County, are dealing with them on a case-by-ca...

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Donald Trump celebrates booming economy in first State of the Union address

Donald Trump celebrates booming economy in first State of the Union address

With offensive statement after offensive statement, we know we're not the only ones who felt enraged during the State of the Union . "Whether with his complete disregard for the rule of law, his clea...

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