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French Police Detain 37 People After Protests Shake Paris Suburb

French Police Detain 37 People After Protests Shake Paris Suburb

Officers responded with tear gas. The detentions took place across the Seine-Saint-Denis department, the administrative center of which is Bobigny, the French Europe 1 broadcaster reported citing a police source on Sunday. Police officials have insisted the incident was a freakish accident, according to AFP , saying officers were "applying a truncheon blow horizontally across the buttocks" and "there are insufficient elements to show that this was a rape". Read More

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New Zealand whales: Hundreds more stranded

New Zealand has one of the highest stranding rates in the world, with about 300 dolphins and whales ending up on beaches every year, according to Project Jonah . Due to the stranding, the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand is restricting airspace over the Farewell Spit Nature Reserve, barring any planes, drones or helicopters from flying under 2,000 feet (600 meters) there. Read More

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Sasikala can't be AIADMK gen secy, says party leader Madhusudanan

The party has 135 MLAs in the 235-member Tamil Nadu Assembly including one nominated. Summary: "Sengottaiyan denied media reports that he would be the chief minister of Tamil Nadu following dissent over Sasikala's candidature. Sasikala rubbished the letter, saying she never wrote such a letter. According to reports, Panneerselvam has written to banks asking them not to allow any transactions without his authorisation as the party Treasurer. Read More

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'Russian planes can use Iran's sky only to pound certain targets'

'Russian planes can use Iran's sky only to pound certain targets'

While Tehran had previously announced that cooperation with the Russian air force was on the basis of certain protocols signed, Shamkhani's remarks may implicitly indicate some sort of divergence over bombing targets in Syria. Iran and Russian Federation are Syria's main allies and have been assisting the government in Damascus in its fight against foreign-backed terrorist groups, including Daesh. Read More

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Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Prize replica and citation recovered, three arrested

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Prize replica and citation recovered, three arrested

Two other houses in the same area as Satyarthi's had also been broken into, police said. "I didn't tell anyone because it's not good to say that the national pride was stolen", he said. He shared the prize with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai. Satyarthi yesterday said that he was pained at the theft of his Nobel citation and ornaments given to his wife by his mother as they were precious for the family. Read More

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Protesters Swarm The Humboldt County Courthouse in Support of Planned Parenthood

Protesters Swarm The Humboldt County Courthouse in Support of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood estimates as many as 5000 people showed up at the Washington Square Park rally. A dueling rally in defense of the Women's health care clinic also drew a crowd in front of the clinic. The Iowa Legislature is considering a bill to turn down about $3 million in federal funding and distribute money from another funding stream to other health care providers who could offer family planning and women's health services but do not offer abortions. Read More

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Power tussle in TN continues as two more MPs join Panneerselvam

Power tussle in TN continues as two more MPs join Panneerselvam

With this a total of ten MPs-two from Rajya Sabha and eight from Lok Sabha-have pledged their support, causing a serious set back for Sasikala, who had been finding it hard to stem the desertions. In a major blow to Sasikala Natarajan, the Congress party denied VK Sasikala Natarajan of their support after the Sasikala faction approached the party for its support to form the government in Tamil Nadu should any "emergency" arise. Read More

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70000 flee in Greece over WWII bomb scare

70000 flee in Greece over WWII bomb scare

This will be the largest evacuation in post-war Greece, estimated to cost 9,500 euros ($10,000). A full evacuation was ordered for all residents within a 1.9-kilometer (1.1-mile) radius of the bomb site, affecting three working-class neighborhoods west of the city-center, and is due to be completed before 0800 GMT on Sunday.Evacuation is "obligatory", regional security chief Apostolos Tzitzikostas told reporters Friday. Read More

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Donald Trump agrees to support 'One China' policy in Xi Jinping call

Donald Trump agrees to support 'One China' policy in Xi Jinping call

U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to honour the "one China" policy during a phone call with China's leader Xi Jinping, in what appears to be a major breakthrough between US-China ties in terms of "Taiwan" factor. Under the policy , mainland China and Taiwan are regarded as "one-China". Mr Turnbull did not elaborate on reports the President was angered by the USA agreement to accept refugees from Manus Island and Nairu, saying only they shared "very frank and forthright discussions in ... Read More

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In Trump Vs. Nordstrom Conflict Of Interest Concerns Grow

In Trump Vs. Nordstrom Conflict Of Interest Concerns Grow

Conway provoked controversy earlier Thursday when, in a Fox News appearance, she urged viewers to "go buy Ivanka's stuff" in response to retailer Nordstrom dropping the clothing after citing poor sales. "I'd say get a life". "One lawyer said a typical executive-branch employee who violated the rule could face significant disciplinary action, including a multi-day suspension and loss of pay". Read More

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No attack submarines are left in Britain

Armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, the Barrow-built vessels can accurately strike targets up to 1,200 miles (1,931km) from the coast. Four Trafalgar-class vessels - the Torbay, Trenchant, Talent and Triumph - are " on their last legs ". Ex-PM David Cameron apparently flew into a rage when told there were no subs for Med patrol in 2014. The missile might have veered off in the wrong direction toward the American mainland instead of heading across the Atlantic, the source claimed. Read More

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Federal Immigration Officials Arrested 100 People, and Angelenos Aren't Having It

Federal Immigration Officials Arrested 100 People, and Angelenos Aren't Having It

President pro Tempore of the California State Senate Kevin de Leon also challenged the motivation of the operation and those being targeted for arrest. In Los Angeles , for example, the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted: "URGENT: ICE conducted multiple raids of homes across the city". "While this week's operation was an enforcement surge , the focus was no different than the routine, targeted arrests carried out by ICE's Fugitive Operations Teams on a daily basis", the agency said in ... Read More

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Melissa McCarthy reprises savage Sean Spicer impression on SNL

As for his advice for McCarthy, Spicer tells the entertainment show "Extra" he thinks she "could dial back" a bit. "I'm calm now", McCarthy's Spicer assured the crowd in the press room set before erupting with anger. Alec Baldwin plays President Donald Trump in " The People's Court " and Beck Bennett is Vladimir Putin giving him a character reference in a skit as he hosts "Saturday Ni ght Live", airing February 12, 2017. Read More

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Panama arrests partners in Mossack-Fonseca firm

Porcell said evidence shows the law firm allegedly instructed its "person in charge" in Brazil to facilitate the transfer of bribe money to Panama and to "conceal documents and remove evidence" of those involved in "Lava Jato" - or Operation Car Wash - the massive corruption investigation centered on Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras. Read More

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Iran launches surface-to-air missile, reports say

The Treasury Department also said that "U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and USA persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions" with those on the sanctions list. During the Islamic Revolution celebration, many rallied to attack The United States and it's greatest ally in the region - Israel. "This suits the West, that's what they want". Read More

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Sessions confirmed US AG in close call

Sessions confirmed US AG in close call

So after Republicans warned Warren, McConnell invoked Senate Rule XIX , which prevents any senator from using "any form of words [to] impute to another Senator ... Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration. She then tweeted that the senators who voted to put Mr Sessions' "radical hatred" into power at the Justice Department would also hear from the opposition. Read More

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Putin says he's ready to meet Trump in Slovenian capital

Putin says he's ready to meet Trump in Slovenian capital

Under New START , the United States and Russian Federation committed to reducing their respective supplies of strategic nuclear warheads to no more than 1,550 by February 2018. Trump, himself, was aware of the treaty's significance - if not of its proper name - last year, when he complained that Russian Federation outsmarted Obama on "START Up". Read More

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UP records over 24 percent voter turnout till 11 am

UP records over 24 percent voter turnout till 11 am

A total of 121 candidates are in the fray. She got a further support on Friday from Delhi Jama Masjid's Imam Abdullah Bukhari, with an open appeal to the Muslims to vote for the BSP. The EC officials also said that they had identified 2,96,906 potential troublemakers in this phase, and "preventive actions were taken against them" to ensure that polling was smooth and without incident. Read More

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Yale Drops 'White Supremacist' Name From College, Honors Female Scientist Instead

Yale Drops 'White Supremacist' Name From College, Honors Female Scientist Instead

The decision on the residence hall name was approved Friday by the Yale Board of Trustees, known formally as the Yale Corporation. "I think we can make this change without effacing history", said the president regarding the new decision. There still remains a statue of Calhoun in Harkness Tower and his name is engraved in various locations around the campus, including above the front gate of the school. Read More

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Following Bitter Battle, Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

But Warren herself remained resolutely positive about the outcome: "Millions of people are now reading Coretta Scott King's letter", she told Noah, calling the aftermath a recipe for "a better democratic conversation". Sessions was confirmed Wednesday. Sessions was confirmed Wednesday as the next USA attorney general. Elizabeth Warren will NOT stay silent. What's most egregious to Warren , however, about McConnell and his party's actions that night is the way they chose to ... Read More

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Iran Views Donald Trump as True Face of America

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called the earlier test "unacceptable", while her United Kingdom counterpart, Matthew Rycroft, warned that the test could have a "destabilizing" effect on the Middle East. "Iran is an independent country like the United States", she added. And for most of the past year, life in Iran got a little better. "I am here because Trump has been disrespectful to Iran, the Supreme Leader, and he deserves a slap in the mouth". Read More

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Elizabeth Warren #Persists, but Jeff Sessions is new attorney general

Elizabeth Warren #Persists, but Jeff Sessions is new attorney general

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined The Daily Show via satellite Wednesday night to criticize Republicans for suppressing her voice during confirmation hearings for Alabama Sen. "I've been red-carded on Senator Sessions". It was a gambit created to call further attention to the letter Republicans didn't want broadcast, which had already taken off on social media and in the press. Read More

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Juncker will not seek second term as European Commission President

Mr Juncker expressed concern that London may attempt to break European Union unity in the negotiations by making separate promises to different nations during the crunch divorce talks. "The other 27 don't know it yet but the British know very well how they'll manage it". Juncker is a member of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) and previously served as Luxembourg's prime minister from 1995 until 2013. Read More

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'Pocahontas' is now face of Democratic Party

'Pocahontas' is now face of Democratic Party

According to participants in Thursday's meeting, Trump referred to Warren several times as "Pocahontas", the moniker he gave her during his campaign, and told the Democrats he was glad Warren is becoming the face of "your party ". Her comments, and her attempt to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King in 1986, prompted Republicans to invoke an arcane rule to cut her off. Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Read More

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Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly demonstration

Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly demonstration

Sadr called for a "tactical withdrawal" to protect civilians, accusing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi personally of being responsible for what he called "excessive force" on the part of security forces. It is not clear who fired the missiles into the area on Saturday. Meanwhile, Sadr has urged the demonstrators to hold a sit-in in the zone. Protestors broke into the Green Zone twice in 2016, storming the prime minister's office and the parliament building. Read More

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Judges Hear Arguments On Trump's Travel Ban

That was put in place by U.S. District Judge James Robert, who issued a temporary restraining order that was prompted by a suit from Washington state and Minnesota. "Opponents of the executive order may be gloating now, but the Ninth Circuit is the most overturned appeals court in the country". "On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies". Read More

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About 52000 Sudanese Flee From the War to Uganda

Intense fighting last July in the capital, Juba, prompted a huge uptick in the number of people fleeing South Sudan in 2016. The majority of the refugees are being hosted by Uganda (about 698,000), followed by Ethiopia (about 342,000), Sudan (305,000), Kenya (89,000), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (68,000) and the Central African Republic (4,900). Read More

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Kevin Durant: Feud With Russell Westbrook is Made Up

Kevin Durant's long-awaited return to Oklahoma City is tonight when he and his Golden State Warriors teammates take on the Thunder in a nationally-televised over ABC. Loyal and die-hard fans of the Thunder will be out in full-force to support Westbrook in that endeavor, adding to the fever that will likely consume the arena on Saturday night. Read More

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Again, Kenyan wins Lagos city marathon

Again, Kenyan wins Lagos city marathon

Kiptum, after winning the tortuous 42.5km race said he was very elated at defending his title even as he promised to use his 50,000USD prize money to help indigent athletes in his home country. Abraham Kiptom and Rhoda Jepokorir of Kenya won the worldwide male and female categories . Rhoda Jepkhorir , who's also from Kenya, became the first female athlete to cross the finish line, taking over the reign from Ethiopia's Halima Kayo who won the female category previous year. Read More

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Employee Tries To Save Child At McDonald's Drive-Thru

Employee Tries To Save Child At McDonald's Drive-Thru

The incident happened July 13, 2016, during what a Hamilton County assistant prosecutor , Matthew Broo, called "a night of terror" for Jessica Wilson. He demanded her smartphone and the passcode, so he could look at her text messages. Wilson also couldn't remember exactly where he stopped the auto and how many times, but she did know they stopped at Crossty's sister's home. Read More

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Please continue to fight: MLAs enjoying holiday resort request Panneerselvam and Sasikala

The legislators allegedly backing Sasikala were accommodated in a resort overnight. Day 5 of the AIADMK crisis saw the pendulum swing in favour of O Panneerselvam . Mr. Maithreyan said "Is she threatening governor". He also predicted that more leaders will switch sides. "It is shocking", she said while answering a question on the developments in the AIADMK affairs over the past 24 hours. Read More

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Slovenia offers to host first Trump - Putin meeting

Slovenia offers to host first Trump - Putin meeting

Sen. White House press secretary Sean Spicer wouldn't comment on the story during Thursday's public press briefing and said the readout was the only resource the administration would make available. Under New START , the United States and Russian Federation committed to reducing their respective supplies of strategic nuclear warheads to no more than 1,550 by February 2018. Read More

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'Strong hands': President Trump's handshake with Japanese PM lights up social media

'Strong hands': President Trump's handshake with Japanese PM lights up social media

This will include setting high trade and investment standards, reducing market barriers, and enhancing opportunities for economic and job growth in the Asia-Pacific", the statement said . Abe , who will be accompanied by Finance Minister Taro Aso and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, will bring a package of steps Tokyo says could create 700,000 U.S.jobs through private-public investment in infrastructure such as high-speed trains, government sources say. Read More

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