• Triple talaq worse than murder: BJP minister Giriraj Singh
Triple talaq worse than murder: BJP minister Giriraj Singh

The government had earlier argued that triple talaq "violates the fundamental rights of Muslim women". The government hopes to get parliament clearance for the Bill during the on going winter session. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), a non-governmental body which oversees the application of Muslim personal law, opposes any ban ...

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  • Carol Singers, Priests Allegedly Beaten up For 'Religious Conversions' in Satna
Carol Singers, Priests Allegedly Beaten up For 'Religious Conversions' in Satna

A church was earlier vandalised in Jabalpur previous year by the activists of Bajrang Dal and Dharma Sena on the same grounds. Mangalapilly is a professor at St Ephrem's Theological College in Satna. The complicity of the police who arrested the seminarians and stood by helplessly as the priests and seminarians were assaulted is disgusting and appa...

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  • Russian Federation 'risk' to undersea cables, United Kingdom defence chief warns
Russian Federation 'risk' to undersea cables, United Kingdom defence chief warns

According to a recent report by the think tank Policy Exchange , such deep-sea cables "carry 97 per cent of global communications and $10 [trillion] in daily financial transactions", The Financial Times reports . He said it would be an "immediately and potentially catastrophic" hit to the economy if they were cut or disrupted. Past year the Chan...

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  • Australia's Catholic Church 'should end celibacy' among clergy, inquiry says
Australia's Catholic Church 'should end celibacy' among clergy, inquiry says

The commission was set up in 2012 by Prime Minister Julia Gillard following explosive allegations by the former detective chief inspector of New South Wales, Peter Fox, over how the Roman Catholic Church covered up reports of abuse. "I'm appalled by the sinful and criminal activity of some clergy, religious and lay church-workers", Australia's mo...

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  • OAP Physically Dragged From Home After Missing Rent Payments
OAP Physically Dragged From Home After Missing Rent Payments

An elderly woman who had just been evicted from her home ended up in jail for refusing to leave, all just days before turning 94. Ms Twinem said she also complained about mould in her apartment, but the facility had found none following testing.

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  • Russian Court Jails Ex-Minister Ulyukayev For 8 Years In Bribery Case
Russian Court Jails Ex-Minister Ulyukayev For 8 Years In Bribery Case

The bribe was for the ministry's support of a positive assessment allowing Rosneft to purchase Bashneft, another major Russian oil company, Russia Today reported on Friday. The former minister refuted the accusations, saying that the case was fabricated. Ulyukayev said in court that he thought the bag would contain a gift of wine and not cash.

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  • Ajinkya Rahane's Father Granted Bail After Running Over A Kolhapur Woman
Ajinkya Rahane's Father Granted Bail After Running Over A Kolhapur Woman

According to reports, the woman, identified as Ashatai Kamble, was hit by Hyundai i20 auto that Rahane's family was traveling in. Reportedly, Rahane's father was travelling along with his family in a Hyundai i20 on National Highway No.4 where the auto had hit the woman.

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  • Paris climate summit kickstarting a green global economy
Paris climate summit kickstarting a green global economy

More than 50 heads of state and government as well as prominent business figures-including Bill Gates and Elon Musk-are taking part in the One Planet Summit in Paris today. Bloomberg said Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement, which was decried by many world leaders, has actually spurred thousands to action. Macron, a 39-year-old form...

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  • SC dismisses Congress plea seeking cross verification of atleast 25% VVPAT slips
SC dismisses Congress plea seeking cross verification of atleast 25% VVPAT slips

The apex court, however, turned down the plea, refusing to interefere in the Gujart election. Senior Congress leaders - Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal will be appearing on behalf of the party. This was in response to allegations of EVM tampering that were raised in the days following the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election . There were comp...

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  • Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria
Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

The visit marks Putin's first trip since the Syrian conflict began six years ago. Russian Federation launched its air campaign in Syria at the end of September 2015, when Assad's government was teetering on the brink of collapse, and quickly changed the course of the conflict.

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  • ISIL weapons traced to United States and Saudi Arabia
ISIL weapons traced to United States and Saudi Arabia

While the vast majority of ISIS's arsenal originated in Russia, China and Eastern Europe, much of it was initially procured by the USA and Saudi Arabia, which transferred it to Syrian rebel forces later defeated or absorbed by ISIS. Conflict Armament Research (CAR) said in a newly published report that the weapon - anti-tank miisile - was manufactu...

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  • EU's Juncker: Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first
EU's Juncker: Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first

The agreement reached Friday between Britain and the European Union on the country's initial terms of withdrawal needs to transformed into a legally binding text as soon as possible, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday. May also said that she was "disappointed" with the loss in the EU Withdrawal Bill, but added that the legislation was...

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  • 4 dead in Hydro One helicopter crash in Canada
4 dead in Hydro One helicopter crash in Canada

The crash occurred near Clayton's home, slightly over a hill, out of site of the road. An area resident says hydro crews had been working on power lines for weeks. "And I'm thinking in my head, I'm going 'Oh my God, I think the helicopter just crashed, '" she said. Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said the government's "thoughts are with the emp...

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  • US House Speaker Paul Ryan mulling retirement after 2018 elections
US House Speaker Paul Ryan mulling retirement after 2018 elections

Those people close to Ryan told CNN they believe it is possible that he could leave Congress after the 2018 midterm elections, if he can achieve his goal of passing GOP backed overhaul of the U.S. "He enjoys his job". Ryan reportedly did not want his current position and felt like he was "running a daycare center" - but he wouldn't want to leav...

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  • Thomas Fire: Firefighter killed while battling blaze in Southern California
Thomas Fire: Firefighter killed while battling blaze in Southern California

The Thomas Fire has charred about 242,500 acres and destroyed almost 1,000 structures since erupting north of Santa Paula 10 days ago, making it the fourth largest blaze in California history . Coastal communities in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties were warned Wednesday that they're still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the...

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  • Trump directs NASA to return to the moon before aiming at Mars
Trump directs NASA to return to the moon before aiming at Mars

The US President has ordered NASA to plan a new manned mission to the Moon , 45 years since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. In October, Vice President Mike Pence announced that Trump's NASA would send astronauts back to the Moon during the first meeting of the National Space Council - a newly resurrected executive group that Pence lea...

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  • The kids are alright: 'Youthquake' is Oxford word of 2017
The kids are alright: 'Youthquake' is Oxford word of 2017

Youthquake originated in a very specific context, coined by Diana Vreeland, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, when British youth culture was changing the face of fashion and music in the 1960s, according to the blog post . Terms of political disparagement like " broflake " and "white fragility" also reflected an increasingly polarised debate ...

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  • Imran Khan survives, Jahangir Tareen disqualified
Imran Khan survives, Jahangir Tareen disqualified

While on the other hand, in the petition filed in November 2016 against Jahangir Tareen, Abbasi had accused him of not declaring his off-shore company. Talking to media after announcement of disqualification verdict, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry however lauded the Supreme Court's decision. In the view of significance of the verdict and a large...

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  • China guards beat South Korean journalist covering President Moon Jae-in's visit
China guards beat South Korean journalist covering President Moon Jae-in's visit

China recently dropped its opposition to South Korea's missile defenses, has thawed business relations, and made a series of overtures, which includes Moon's current trip. Guterres, speaking to reporters in Tokyo after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said Security Council resolutions on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs must be...

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  • Omarosa: Trump's senior staff has no blacks left
Omarosa: Trump's senior staff has no blacks left

Asked how many in the White House are African American, Huckabee Sanders said, "I don't have a number, directly in front of me specifically, not African American but I can say, again, we have a very diverse team at the White House, certainly a very diverse team in the press office".

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  • 29% turnout by noon in Gujarat; PM calls for record numbers
29% turnout by noon in Gujarat; PM calls for record numbers

Prime Minister Modi in a rally on Monday had said, "Tomorrow for the first time in the history of the country a sea-plane will land on the Sabarmati River". On Saturday, during the first phase of the Assembly polls, the Congress had complained that some EVMs in Porbandar were connecting to external devices via bluetooth.

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  • European Union leaders give go-ahead for further extension of anti-Russian sanctions
European Union leaders give go-ahead for further extension of anti-Russian sanctions

The EU imposed the economic sanctions against Russia after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014 was shot down over Ukraine , killing 298 people, an attack blamed by the EU on pro-Russian rebels. At their regular summit in March 2015, the European Union leaders agreed that the anti-Russian sanctions would be lifted only after the Minsk ...

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  • Sonia to Retire as the Congress President?
Sonia to Retire as the Congress President?

Hinting at a forthcoming announcement, he said: "Maybe you are going to get a surprise in Gujarat". Many BJP leaders are annoyed by the repeated visits to temple by Rahul Gandhi in the ongoing campaigns for elections. "He knows his responsibility". "In case the yardstick of violation of model code of conduct is to be applied as is being done ...

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  • Chile and South Africa Make Cut for Foreign-Language Oscar
Chile and South Africa Make Cut for Foreign-Language Oscar

The Academy announced the nine films that have been selected so far, of which 5 will make it to the final list. According to the announcement, even Angelina Jolie's critically acclaimed film First They Killed My Father has not made the cut.

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  • Sanders Says Trump Policy Would Have Kept Out NYC Bomb Suspect
Sanders Says Trump Policy Would Have Kept Out NYC Bomb Suspect

At one point, Sanders refused to allow Acosta to ask another question, sparking an uncomfortable exchange. "Sorry Sarah, we won't be intimidated", he wrote. The official White House position on the Trump allegations is that. CNN , as part of an ongoing battle with the administration, defended evening anchor Don Lemon from a Trump attack in a...

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