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Hardline Hindu priest becomes UP chief minister

It's a coincidence that the new chief ministers of the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand hail from the Garhwal region of the hill state, DHNS reports from Lucknow . After the ceremony, Modi said in a tweet: "Our sole mission and motive is development". It can be further argued that past experience shows how development models can be projected as successful even when they are fundamentally premised on excluding minorities on multiple levels - economic, political, ... Read More

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Passenger plane with 44 on board crashes in South Sudan

Passenger plane with 44 on board crashes in South Sudan

The South Sudanese National Courier newspaper carried photos showing the burned-out wreck of the South Supreme Airlines plane on the tarmac at Wau Airport. At least 14 people have survived the crash and have been taken to hospital. The crash is believed to have happened when the plane came down to land after flying from Juba to Wau . Read More

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Trump's wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

On Friday, the Department of Justice said it turned over information sought by congressional committees, which requested documents for any potential court orders or warrants related to Trump, his campaign surrogates, family or friends. The top members of the Senate Intelligence Committee also say that they've seen no evidence suggesting Mr. Trump's phones at Trump Tower were tapped by Obama. Read More

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Allegedly detained at JFK: Former GPD Chief Aden

Allegedly detained at JFK: Former GPD Chief Aden

Aden posted on Facebook . Aden said it took around an hour and a half for CBP officers to clear him from entry. "I was taken to a back office which looked to be a re-purposed storage facility with three desks and signs stating, "Remain seated at all times" and "Use of telephones strictly prohibited " - my first sign that this was not a voluntary situation and, in fact, a detention", the ex-cop wrote in a harrowing Facebook post . Read More

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Hindu priest takes oath as chief of India's largest state

Hindu priest takes oath as chief of India's largest state

Asked about reports suggesting that Adityanath was made the chief minister at the behest of the RSS, Naidu shot back, "Who are these people to say?" Firebrand Hindutva leader Yogi Adityanath has stressed that in his new role as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, his top priority will be all-pervasive growth and development of the state, indicating that he was ready to toe the moderate line in sync with his party's central leadership. Read More

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Internet infrared system 'Li-Fi' is 100 times faster

Internet infrared system 'Li-Fi' is 100 times faster

And when you want to add another device, all you have to do is assign it to a different wavelength - that way you're not cramming everyone onto one signal. The report also said that the infrared network wouldn't have to deal with any interference from close-by Wi-Fi networks either. Even if you have the very best Wi-Fi system available, you won't get more than 300Mbit per second speed in total. Read More

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Restoring death penalty in Turkey 'red line' in European Union bid

Gabriel said Erdogan was taking advantage of a sentiment many people of Turkish origin have in Germany that they are neither accepted nor welcomed, but failed to address why these European citizens of Turkish background may feel this way. A day after accusing the European Union of starting a "crusade" against Islam by the ruling, he said the court should "ban the kippa ban too" - although in theory the Jewish skullcap should be included in the decision which covers all religious symbols. Read More

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Malaysia hunting for more N. Korean suspects in Kim's death

North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program, the North's state media said Sunday. A VIP is among several more people police are looking for to help in the murder probe of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. Read More

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All eyes on Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as Russian Federation, wiretap claims swirl

He drew parallels to Watergate and McCarthyism and said Obama was a "Bad (or sick) guy!" for ordering surveillance of his NY residence - allegations the former president quickly denied through a spokesman. Based on "everything I have up to this morning - no evidence of collusion", said US Representative Devin Nunes, head of the House Intelligence Committee, speaking to the Fox News Sunday television program. Read More

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Duterte to visit Myanmar and Thailand for stronger ASEAN relations

Duterte to visit Myanmar and Thailand for stronger ASEAN relations

Aside from the economic cooperation, the President is also set to discuss with Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw and other high ranking officials, on the Philippines' support for the reforms being undertaken by Myanmar. According to Duterte, illegal drugs are threatening to turn the Philippines into a narco-state. Myanmar is home to 1,800 Filipinos, while Thailand hosts 16,000 Filipinos. Read More

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United Kingdom govt halts YouTube advertising over extremism funding concerns

United Kingdom govt halts YouTube advertising over extremism funding concerns

An ad appearing alongside a video earns the poster about £6 for every 1,000 clicks it generates, meaning brands may have unwittingly contributed money to extremists. Sky, Vodafone, HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland made the decision to suspend their ads, or review whether to do so, over the weekend over issues uncovered last week in a report by The Times , with the list of others to do so including McDonald's, L'Oréal, Audi, Sainsbury's, Channel 4 and Argos. Read More

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Top economies yield to United States, drop no-protectionism pledge

Top economies yield to United States, drop no-protectionism pledge

The language used in the final statement was toned down and all that remained was: "we are working to strengthen the contribution of trade to our economies". "Taking into account the recent evolution of the position of the US and of the refusal of numerous countries, including France, to any rollback on these questions, the ministers of the G-20 chose to continue to work in a constructive manner with a view to the Hamburg summit so as to reinforce the advantages of worldwide commerce". Read More

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NoKor tests new rocket engine

NoKor tests new rocket engine

Lee said the test featured a main engine supported by four supplementary engines. Kim said the "development and completion of the engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability", according to the report . Read More

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US President Donald Trump's approval rating drops to 37 per cent

US President Donald Trump's approval rating drops to 37 per cent

The dip in Trump's approval rating comes after a tumultuous week in which the president struggled to sell a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and questions continue to swirl about Russia's involvement in his campaign. The survey found that 43 percent of voters approved of the job he was doing compared to 51 percent who did not. President Donald Trump's approval rating among Jews in the United States is 31 percent. Read More

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North Korea Is 'Acting Very, Very Badly'

North Korea's test of a rocket engine Sunday showed "meaningful" signs of progress, according to South Korean officials. That is usually code for fresh developments in intercontinental ballistic missile technology. Speaking in Seoul last week, Tillerson said that military action against North Korea was "on the table", indicating a break with the Obama administration's dissuasion strategy based on sanctions. Read More

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Tree Falls On Revelers At Kintampo Waterfalls; 17 Feared Dead

Tree Falls On Revelers At Kintampo Waterfalls; 17 Feared Dead

Up to 20 people have been killed and several others injured after a huge tree fell on people near a popular waterfall in Kintampo, Ghana. They were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, emergency officials said. "So far we have counted 16 people", the person said, adding that they were trying to save those who were trapped by cutting the trees with chainsaws. Read More

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Trump's new travel ban takes effect Thursday-unless blocked again

Trump's new travel ban takes effect Thursday-unless blocked again

The executive order is straight forward: individuals from six countries that are hotbeds for terrorism are temporarily barred from entering the country for 90 days. U.S. District Judge William Conley declared that request moot last month after a federal judge in Washington blocked the ban. Critics of the law argue that it is a crude attempt to fulfill Trump's discriminatory campaign promise to ban Muslims from entering the country. Read More

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Tensions rise as Syria retaliates against Israeli airstrikes

Tensions rise as Syria retaliates against Israeli airstrikes

Israel has warned Syria not to fire at its jets when they carry out missions over its territory aimed at destroying weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Russia, which backs Syria's embattled president, Bashar Assad, summoned its envoy, Gary Koren, on Friday less than 24 hours after the Israeli military action on Thursday night, according to The Times of Israel. Read More

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Hockey Badgers end season in Big Ten title game

Hockey Badgers end season in Big Ten title game

Penn State, coached by former Princeton head coach Guy Gadowsky , won double-overtime games in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals and finals to get the automatic bid to the NCAAs. Goodwin figures he's watched replays just of the team on the bench watching Folkes score the victor about 30 times. "We never wanted to get down", Folkes said of the team fighting fatigue. Read More

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North Korea tops Tillerson's talks with Chinese President Xi

And he looks forward to enhancing that understanding, and the opportunity for a visit in the future. While some analysts said the repetition of China's own vocabulary represented acquiescence to its aims, it is possible that Tillerson was merely softening the ground ahead of what are likely to be more decisive talks between the two countries' leaders. Read More

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Legendary Author and Columnist, Jimmy Breslin, Dead at 88

He had been a newspaper reporter for the New York Daily News and contributed to several other publications in his career that spanned almost a half century. Breslin was often able to offer New Yorkers an unconventional take on the current events that dominated headlines. But Breslin's brush with politics was short lived: The campaign failed, with Mailer coming in fourth place out of five in the Democratic primary. Read More

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Kabul: 30 Killed in Attack on Military Hospital

Kabul: 30 Killed in Attack on Military Hospital

NATO stands with Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism, he wrote on his Twitter account. "Attackers are inside the hospital". So far, there have been no claims of responsibility for the attack. With US President Donald Trump yet to announce his policy for Afghanistan, where the top US commander has said thousands more global troops may be needed to maintain stability, the attack also pointed to ISIS's growing threat. Read More

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Erdogan Calls for Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Turkey

Gabriel said Germany should avoid reacting in kind to provocations from Turkey because that would only give Erdogan an enemy to direct his people's ire toward, arguing that the Turkish president "needs a bogeyman for his campaign". On Friday, a Turkish daily newspaper, Gunes ('Sun'), added fuel to the fire with a front page on which German Chancellor Angela Merkel is depicted in full Nazi garb wearing Adolf Hitler's moustache. Read More

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This is iPhone 7 Inspired Samsung Galaxy S8 Jet Black Colour Variant

His tweet shows the button-less phone in "Black Sky", "Orchid Grey" and "Arctic Silver" colour, with the difference visible only in the metal frame colour; while the front bezels are black on all variants. In a report by Bloomberg , sources close to the matter have shared that the Samsung Galaxy S8's facial recognition technology can be expected to go beyond protecting the phone from unauthorized use, as its objective will likely be extended to mobile payments . Read More

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