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Mulayam may sacrifice Amar Singh to end rift with Akhilesh

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The Congress leadership is said to have been in regular touch with Akhilesh all through the crisis in the SP. Sources claim that both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have been speaking to Akhilesh directly. The rift between Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav came to the fore after the latter re-inducted Amar Singh into the party fold six years after his expulsion in 2010. Read More »

Unprecedented: Trump Gives Obama's Ambassadors Eviction Notice

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While it is standard for politically appointed ambassadors to step aside at the end of a presidential term, past administrations have offered a grace period in certain cases. Florida Governor Rick Scott is planning an inaugural ball in D.C. while Rep. Carlos Trujillo, from Miami, may be looking at an ambassador position for a Latin American country during the Trump administration. Read More »

Chibok girl rescued from Boko Haram, says Nigeria's army

According to World Watch Monitor , Gali is the daughter of Abubakar Gali Mulima and Habiba Abubakar, and is the 24th Chibok victim to be released. Two other Chibok schoolgirls have been discovered during the Nigerian military's campaign against the militant group. Read More »

US Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly; Wages Grow

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According to the Wall Street Journal , 2016 marked the lowest rate of job creation since 2012, in stark contrast to 2014 and 2015, when employment expanded at the fastest rate since 1999. "I think the greatest accomplishment has been getting more people back to work, helping more people punch their ticket to the middle class and helping to fortify those basic pillars of the middle class, which is a good job that pays a decent wage and has access to health care", said Perez. Read More »

Four Yemeni inmates released from Guantanamo land in Riyadh

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The nationalities of the prisoners being transferred to Saudi Arabia are unclear. Because of the ongoing instability in that country, U.S. officials have been unable to repatriate them and have sought third-party countries like Saudi Arabia to take them in. Read More »

Russia Wants to Sell Arms to the Philippines, Hold Joint Naval Drills

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Apart from indicating that Russian Federation stood ready to help the Philippines combat piracy and terrorism, Agence France-Presse quoted Mikhailov as saying that Russian Federation was "very sure" that in the future, joint exercises focused on these areas would be carried out with varying degrees of complexity. Read More »

Chicago police investigate Facebook live assault

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His attackers are heard shouting "F-- Donald Trump", and "F-- white people". Police said the man had been left traumatised by the attack but has now been released from hospital. Four people were taken into custody on Wednesday and are being questioned, police said. The video shows that at one point, one of the attackers cut open the man's sleeve. Read More »

Testimony Continues on Day 2 of Sentencing Phase of Roof Trial

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During a mid-morning break, defense attorney David Bruck was seen leaning over to Roof to tell him something. The defense team repeatedly tried to work in evidence about Roof's mental state, but U.S. Nearly everyone in the courtroom laughed along with the preacher, but not Roof. Another witness on the first day, Sen. SC state Sen. "Anticipating evidence that may be offered through upcoming witnesses, a victim's ability as a singer may be remembered without playing a song, and another ... Read More »

U.S. blacklists Osama Bin Laden's son

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The announcement did not say where he is believed to be living. In 2011, U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound, killing the al-Qaida leader who orchestrated the September 11, 2001, attacks. The terrorists are denied access to US financial systems including banks and affiliated financial services. Hamza, who is in his mid-twenties, has become active as a member of al-Qaeda since his father's death at the hands of U.S. Read More »

Elor Azaria: Israeli soldier convicted over Hebron shooting

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It appears that the divide has only intensified since Wednesday's court verdict. She also said the video submitted to the court was authentic and rejected the claim that shooting the suspect had been necessary, calling it "needless". Their campaign has included portraying Azaria as the son of the nation. Al-Sharif gathered with his family in his home in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday to watch the verdict being read live on Israeli television. Read More »

Chuck Schumer Warns Trump A Phony 'Twitter' Presidency Will Fail

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Jeff Merkley accusing Republicans of stealing a seat on the Supreme Court. When Republicans use the tools at their disposal to oppose a Democratic president's agenda or personnel, it's very wicked "unprecedented obstruction" (even if it's not at all unprecedented), necessitating nuclear-style rules changes. Read More »

Apple won't get easy concessions from government

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The government is unlikely to dole out any special concessions to Apple for manufacturing iPhones in India. The official cited above said should set up manufacturing units in India without seeking concessions in return. Apple is banking on a relaxation in foreign investments norms for single-brand retailing for companies bringing what it called "state-of-the-art and cutting-edge" technology. Read More »

Calum Best looking for love on Celebrity Big Brother

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As soon as my doctor requires it, I'll be getting a prostate check. Get Me Out Of Here. One of the things that we're specifically going to do and explore during this season of "Celebrity Big Brother" is provide you with some assorted updates over the course of the season. Read More »

Threadbare Brexit plans exposed by Ivan Rogers resignation

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May has promised to trigger Article 50, which will officially start Brexit negotiations , by the end of March. Rogers had a reputation among Eurosceptic MPs like Raab and other prominent Brexiteers for being pessimistic when it came to evaluating Britain's chances of success outside the EU. Read More »

Congressional Republicans to Trump: Trust US Intel, Not Julian Assange

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President-elect Donald Trump did "absolutely the wrong thing" in his Twitter post Wednesday supporting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's attack on American media coverage, Rep. A Republican president-elect is signal boosting the ideas of a Russian-linked, anti-American activist who literally published a book titled The World According to US Empire . Read More »

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones apologizes to fans during his release from jail

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The judge set Jones' bond at $37,500 total on misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business and a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance. Jones had to spend the night in jail while waiting for a blood test, which could not be taken until Wednesday morning. Jones also said he plans to speak to coach Marvin Lewis soon to discuss what happened. Read More »

Gunmen storm Philippine jail helping nearly 160 inmates escape

In November 2010, the jail warden urged the transfer of maximum-security inmates after numerous jailbreaks to prevent any more such escapes. The region is a hotbed for Muslim rebels whose main objective is secessionism with some embracing terrorist attack techniques. Read More »

Wendy's Just Embarrassed the Hell Out of a Twitter Troll

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Wendy's initially follow the tweet with a fairly generic response, telling Thuggy-D that they were "sorry to hear you think that". They won't be letting anyone else claim they deliver their raw meat on a hot truck either. Like many fast-food chains, these are typically a mix of lighthearted responses to compliments, banter with customers seeking conversation, and earnest apologies for customer complaints. Read More »

Caixin Manufacturing PMI indicates expansion in activity

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The growth in orders was at the fastest pace for two years and output increased at the fastest pace for five months due to an improvement in demand conditions. Paul Sirani, an analyst at Xtrade, said: "Last month's rapid expansion has been followed by a remarkable two-year high and the USA manufacturing sector appears to be in rude health". Read More »

Canadian victim in Istanbul attack is identified

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Late Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed a Canadian was killed in the attack that also left as many as 70 others wounded. Al-Muhandis was one of 39 people killed, majority foreign tourists, when a gunman opened fire in a popular Istanbul nightclub during New Year's celebrations. Read More »

Policeman accused of brutalising Rohingya Muslims arrested

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The Rohingya have been the main targets of a military operation that began in October after suspected Islamist militants overran several border posts and killed nine officers. However, on Monday authorities pledged to take action "against police who allegedly beat villagers during area clearance operations on Nov 5 in Kotankauk village". Read More »

Kane Williamson leads New Zealand to 1-0 lead

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Bangladesh's tally owed itself to a half-century from Mahmudullah, batting at No. 6. Watch New Zealand take on Bangladesh in the first T20I, live on Sky Sports 1 from 5.55am on Tuesday. New Zealand swept the 50-over series last week and Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said he was keen for his side to bounce back. De Grandhomme made an 81-run partnership with his skipper Kane Williamson, as NZ defeated Bangladesh by six-wickets in their first T20 match in Napier. Read More »

'Firearm' found in vehicle carrying man shot dead on M62

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The planned operation followed information about criminal possession of a firearm but was not terrorism related, police said. West Yorkshire Police said a police firearm was discharged at about 6pm yesterday in a pre-planned operation near Junction 24 of the M62 at Huddersfield. Read More »

Megyn Kelly Is Headed to NBC News

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Or do they watch Megyn Kelly because she's on Fox News? The former Fox News employee will host a daytime talk show Monday through Friday as well as a Sunday night news show. Kelly will become anchor of a new one hour daytime program that she will develop closely with NBC News colleagues, according to NBC News . Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes in July, opening the floodgates for others to come out with allegations of their own. Read More »

European country trials big unemployment pay scheme

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Olli Kangas from the Finnish government agency KELA, which is responsible for the country's social benefits, said Monday that the two-year trial with the 2,000 randomly picked citizens who receive unemployment benefits kicked off January 1. Read More »

Dylann Roof ruled competent to represent himself

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The New York Times reports that he plans to make an opening statement when the sentencing phase begins on Wednesday, but he doesn't plan to call witnesses or present evidence. The declaration is buried some 20 pages deep in Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's handwritten journal , which he kept in his vehicle, scribbling bits about white supremacy and his desires to bring on a race war. Read More »

Shane MacGowan's Mother Dies In Tragic Car Accident

Gardai in Nenagh are investigating. She had two children, Shane and Siobhan, with her husband, Maurice MacGowan. The death has left the community shaken, with one neighbour telling the Irish Independent : 'They were very private people. Read More »

Heavy security kept Cologne calm on New Year's Eve

Cologne's chief of police has rejected criticism over accusations that officers used racial profiling while conducting identification checks on New Year's Eve. Hover, despite succeeding in that task, Cologne police had ignored the job of protecting people from discrimination, he added. Mathies said that German men had also been checked during the night. Read More »

Central Baghdad bomb blasts kill at least 18

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Iraqi officials say at least 29 people were killed in the bombings, with over 50 others wounded. By all accounts, they are regarded as apostates. A bomb blast on Monday killed 24 people in a busy market square in Baghdad's Sadr district. Read More »

Met Office issues ice weather warning in parts of Wales

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But Ms Roberts said that Tuesday would be slightly cloudier for many people's return to work. Staying wintry and a colder feeling day for all. A weather warning has been issued for parts of the United Kingdom as a cold snap kicks off the new year. Read More »