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TSX weighed by industrials, financials; loonie gains after Trump's greenback comments

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Since then, the USA dollar has consolidated in most currency pairs and against a basket of six major currencies that track its value, hitting its lowest since December 8. The docket for USA economic data, will be a little fuller next week with the main focus on December's inflation report. A stronger dollar has the potential to hurt USA companies that sell products overseas by making their goods more expensive, according to the Journal . Read More »

Rohith's mother, students arrested as protest rocks Hyderabad varsity

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A mass gathering was organised at the varsity campus to observe "Shahadat Din" on Tuesday in memory of Vemula, whose death had raised a political firestorm a year ago. The authorities also made it clear that there was no permission for holding any programme on the campus. Students during a meeting in the campus. Five Dalit students, including Vemula, were suspended in September following a clash with a leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. Read More »

Posh Puts Kibosh On Spice Girls Reunion

We're still a little bummed about this, but fingers crossed someday we'll get some more Spice in our lives! A source said, "Geri's priorities have changed. "We're girl power. We support each other", she added at the time. In an interview with Claudia Winkleman. who asked her whether she wished Gem good luck, the Essex-born star replied:"Of course, as a new group, I do". Read More »

Several people 'feared dead' after shooting at Mexican music festival

Miguel Angel Pech said the shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m.at the Blue Parrot nightclub, one of the BPM Festival's venues, just south of Cancun. Held annually in Playa del Carmen , it draws as many as 70,000 people, according to information published on Wikipedia. Trying to get my head around it still. Read More »

Chinese Super League rules will have major implications for foreign stars

Chinese Super League teams will only be able to play three foreign players in matches from the start of their new season . "It is good for football that the game grows in new areas of the world". To do so, the country's football association need to develop their own players and they hope their new rules will help. The CFA crackdown is also extending to player wages and the management of the operation of clubs. Read More »

Why Trump Probably Won't Trade in His Twitter Handle for @POTUS

The president-elect, who also said he would continue tweeting once he enters the White House, explained that "tweeting is interesting, because I find it very accurate". Trump's daily Twitter usage has drawn controversy, with even foreign powers calling on the president-elect to cut back on his social media output. That's how it works, and Trump doesn't mind revealing the process to us - and perhaps broadcast media should reconsider repeating his every asinine tweet from here on out? "I think ... Read More »

Turkish cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan, 32 killed

Recall that the Boeing-744 cargo plane en-route Hong Kong-Istanbul crashed while landing near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan at 7:31 a.m. A Turkish Cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, majority on the ground. Read More »

Springsteen cover band catches heat for inaugural event

On the night of the actual inauguration, The B Street Band will appear at Cedar Gardens in Hamilton, N.J., playing a fundraiser assisting Steinert High School's After Prom Committee. He added that the band decided its priority is that we "honor and respect Bruce. It became clear to us that this wasn't working and we just had to do what we thought was the right thing to do and that was to pull out". Read More »

Pope meets Palestinian President as world leaders recommit to two-state solution

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said at a press conference after the meeting of the foreign ministers that while no conclusions were formally adopted, the foreign ministers "strongly reconfirmed our consolidated position on the two states, and on the trends that are endangering this perspective", namely "the settlement expansion, the violence and the incitement to violence, and the situation in Gaza". Read More »

Abbas says may 'reverse' Israel recognition if Trump moves embassy

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In September 2016, Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that under his administration, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . He has appointed an ambassador to Israel with deep ties to the Israeli settlement movement and has vowed to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , a step the Palestinians strongly oppose. Read More »

NAACP President Says Donald Trump Should Apologize To John Lewis

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Lewis went on to say that Russian hacking led to Trump's defeat of Hillary Clinton . In the same interview , Lewis also said that he would skip the Trump inauguration. "I believe in forgiveness, I believe in trying to work with people", Lewis said. Asked whether he would try to forge a relationship with the president-elect, Lewis said, "it's going to be very hard". Read More »

Local Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

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Howard said he believes celebrating history, serving others and the urgent push for change should transcend January 20 into every other day of the year. There's a lot in a name, the city of Biloxi in southern MS is learning after facing social media backlash for posting online about closures for "Great Americans Day" on Monday , which is federal holiday honoring civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. Read More »

Brexit: Theresa May to unveil plan for 'global Britain'

After she said in a TV interview a week ago that post-Brexit Britain would not be able to keep "bits" of its European Union membership, the pound fell sharply as the comment was interpreted as signalling a clean break from the single market. Read More »

Obama ends immigration policy that favoured Cubans entering US

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The White House said Thursday that the end of the policy is part of the normalization of U.S. Like Mr. Obama's previous concessions, this one is unilateral; President Raúl Castro reciprocated only by agreeing to accept more readily the people the United States deports, not by altering the political and economic policies that impel so many to leave in the first place, or even by returning US fugitives from justice whom he still harbors. Read More »

Why whales go through menopause

Professor Croft and the research team are planning to use drones in the next phase of research to study the killer whales behaviour more closely, including a more in-depth analysis of the conflicts between mothers and their daughters. Professor Mike Cant said "It's great that our theoretical predictions, made seven years ago, turned out to be correct". Often, female whales start its reproductive cycle at the age of 15 and keep it until they turn 35. Read More »

Man who sailed with daughter from New Zealand to Australia charged

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Mr Langdon claims the small yacht's two rudders broke on the fourth day of their sailing trip and while he had supplies to fix the damage on board, the weather didn't permit him to do so. They said it had remained a missing-persons inquiry and the possibility Mr Langdon had sailed to Australia had always been considered. Mr Langdon and his daughter Que were the subject of a large police search last month after sailing from Kawiha harbour on December 17. Read More »

Serbia's President Says Ready to Protect Ethnic Serbs in Bosnia's Kosovo

On January 14, Serbia chose to stop the train from traveling from Belgrade to Serb-dominated northern Kosovo amid reports of a planned attack by ethnic Albanians. Relations between Belgrade and Pristina came under renewed strain on January 4 when former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj was arrested in France on a warrant from Serbia that accuses him of war crimes. Read More »

What Michelle Obama Said to Malia During President Obama's Farewell Address

Another woman says that Obama inspired her to do the work she was put on Earth to do. "You know the Obamas, 'Girl, sorry". "You've got to take your test". Fallon dressed in drag. Vanity Fair reports that Mrs Obama will be able to earn about $100,000 per speaking engagement - which would seem as a fairly conservative effort, given that George Osborne has been paid more than that for his recent speeches. Read More »

Pope Francis Meets Mahmoud Abbas, Head of Palestinian Authority, Ahead of Talks

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He said again that peace can be attained only through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Some diplomats have said the conference might send a message to Trump, to encourage him to back measures that bolster two states, and to reconsider a US embassy move that would be interpreted as American acceptance of Israel sovereignty over all of Jerussalem. Read More »

Die in New Brazilian Prison Riot

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Numerous dead were beheaded and dismembered. This grab from TV Ponta Negra taken on 14 January 2017 of the Alcacuz Penitentiary Center near Natal, Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil shows inmates throwing objects from the prison roof during a riot. Read More »

Trump's CIA chief nominee Pompeo in favor of establishing domestic intelligence database

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) testifies before a Senate Intelligence hearing on his nomination of to be become director of the CIA at Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2017. Asked what he would do if he was ordered to employ such methods by Mr Trump, Mr Pompeo replied: "Absolutely not". The intelligence community should do "all they can in a lawful, constitutional manner to collect foreign intelligence important to keeping America safe", Pompeo said. Read More »

PM expresses grief over deaths in Bihar boat tragedy

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief over the accident and has ordered a high-level probe into it. A major rescue operation is underway to locate the missing passengers. "He extended condolences to the bereaved families", the Prime Minister's office said in a tweet. Sources said while returning in the evening, the boat was ferrying more persons than its permissible capacity. Read More »

Gambia talks fail as president refuses to step down

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Earlier on Thursday, Nigerian legislators passed a vote that allows Jammeh to be granted political asylum should he opt to step down and peacefully transfer executive power when his tenure ends. It is not clear what will happen if Barrow is inaugurated next week and the court later decides in Jammeh's favor. "But at the moment, we are not talking about that", he said. Read More »

Obama Ends 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Cuban Policy

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The "wet feet, dry feet" policy dates back to the Clinton Administration in 1995. Cubans flocked to the restaurant to exchange their thoughts about the elimination of the US policy known as " wet foot, dry foot ". Obama's deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that a continued uptick of Cuban migrants coming in recent years was part of the motivation behind the change. Read More »

Tristram Hunt quits as Labour MP to become V&A boss

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Mr Hunt said serving in Parliament had been "both deeply rewarding and intensely frustrating" and told of the "harrowing effects of poverty and inequality" he had seen during his work as an MP. Hunt will not sever his ties with Stoke completely because the V&A owns the important Wedgwood collection of ceramics, which is displayed at Barlaston in the city. Read More »

Sudan says 'secret' talks led to USA easing sanctions

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The U.S. says the decision depends on Sudan sustaining positive actions it has taken over the last six months, including the reduction in offensive military activity, cooperation on counter-terrorism, addressing the regional conflict, stopping the civil war in the country, and allowing humanitarian access to affected areas of the country. Read More »

Majority Americans Disapprove of Trump Handling Transition

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As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to leave office after eight years, 47 percent of Americans say he will be remembered as an "outstanding" or "above average" president, while 35 percent rate him as "below average" or "poor", a Gallup Poll released Thursday showed. Read More »