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Christmas celebrated with religious fervour

Christmas celebrated with religious fervour

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today extended Christmas greetings to the people. He also lauded the role of Christian community in national development. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born...

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Wall prototypes sit on the US-Mexico border

Wall prototypes sit on the US-Mexico border

Trump had already set an unfestive holiday tone in a Christmas Eve tweetstorm in which he expounded on the shutdown and his controversial withdrawal of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of...

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Suspected Israeli Airstrike Rocks Damascus Airport, Hits Hezbollah Leaders

Suspected Israeli Airstrike Rocks Damascus Airport, Hits Hezbollah Leaders

Lebanese residents near the border with neighboring Syria said the sound of planes could be heard in the sky, hinting that Israeli planes were using Lebanese airspace to hit targets inside Syria. Russ...

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Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq, His First to a Combat Zone

Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq, His First to a Combat Zone

Melania Trump stood smiling next to him, wearing a mustard-colored blouse. The president called it "pretty sad" that after all the US has spent in the Middle East, his trip still had to be a surpri...

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Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syria border

Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syria border

The Syrians - led by Kurdish fighters - have lost thousands in the fight, and some feel their sacrifices aren't being acknowledged or repaid. "It is crucial that the US doesn't appear as not havin...

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Searchers look for victims; tsunami toll now 280

Searchers look for victims; tsunami toll now 280

At least 373 people have been killed and more than 1,400 are injured. Numerous injured are in need of orthopaedic and neurosurgery expertise, according to the Indonesian Medical Association, who s...

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Taliban term Trump’s decision to pull out troops a ‘positive step’

Taliban term Trump’s decision to pull out troops a ‘positive step’

Meanwhile, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance stressed its continued commitment to its support mission in Afghanistan on Friday as Washington prepared to withdraw thousands of United ...

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Trump, Democrats spar over gov't shutdown with no deal in sight

Trump, Democrats spar over gov't shutdown with no deal in sight

Melania Trump - who traveled without Trump to Mar-a-Lago - is headed back at the White House this afternoon. Jeff Merkley says Democrats are "absolutely willing" to commit taxpayer dollars for b...

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UK to prioritise high-skilled workers in post-Brexit immigration plans

UK to prioritise high-skilled workers in post-Brexit immigration plans

The government also said it plans to ditch the existing cap on skilled workers coming into the country, and to seek a consultation on installing a minimum salary requirement of £30,000 a year for sk...

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Trump's Last Chance for a Wall

Trump's Last Chance for a Wall

A partial shutdown of the federal government began just after midnight Saturday, after Congress and President Trump were unable to resolve an impasse over his demand for funding for his border wa...

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US Senate passes criminal justice reform bill

US Senate passes criminal justice reform bill

He added: "These reforms to our criminal justice system will not only reduce recidivism and make communities safer, but they will help people into lives of goal". Another amendment would have required...

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General Jim Mattis Retiring as Secretary of Defense in February

General Jim Mattis Retiring as Secretary of Defense in February

Mattis set out the core beliefs that liberal and conservative internationalists used to share (and polls suggest the majority of Americans still do): that our country is strengthened by alliances an...

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US To Send Migrants Back To Mexico To Wait Out Asylum Requests

US To Send Migrants Back To Mexico To Wait Out Asylum Requests

Seeking asylum means asking the U.S.to accept you - legally - because of persecution you are facing in your home country. She said migrants waiting in Mexico for their asylum claims to be determin...

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Canadian companies targeted in extensive hack by China: U.S

Canadian companies targeted in extensive hack by China: U.S

The United States should also withdraw charges against two Chinese citizens , the ministry said, adding that China had never participated in or supported any stealing of commercial secrets and had ...

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Did Jeremy Corbyn call Theresa May a 'stupid woman'?

Did Jeremy Corbyn call Theresa May a 'stupid woman'?

The spokesman confirmed that Mr Corbyn was shown material by colleagues on mobile phone screens during questions, saying: "They were trying to draw (his) attention to what was going on and what was be...

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Japan protests against Russian military installations on Kuril Islands

Japan protests against Russian military installations on Kuril Islands

The plans are the clearest indication yet of Japan's ambition to become a regional power as military buildups by China and Russian Federation are putting pressure on its USA ally. Abe has long wanted ...

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Trump says ISIS defeated in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawing troops

Trump says ISIS defeated in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawing troops

Graham warned that a USA withdrawal would leave Kurds, who have been a valuable ally in the fight against ISIS, at risk. It cites unnamed officials in reporting the United States has already started...

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North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

The statement comes after the US Treasury Department sanctioned three senior North Korean officials earlier in the week over alleged human rights abuses. Jong Kyong Thaek was blacklisted alongside...

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Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says

Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says

The reports offer new details on the activities of the Internet Research Agency, the Kremlin-backed troll farm based in St. Petersburg, Russia, that drove Moscow's online operations. "Our focus is...

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Did Pelosi Just Cash In on Her Contentious Meeting with Trump?

Did Pelosi Just Cash In on Her Contentious Meeting with Trump?

That leaves Republicans facing a "nightmare scenario" in which Trump's vow to shut down the government is fulfilled in the absence of a spending deal, The Washington Post said . Pelosi and Schume...

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Trade war: Signs of progress in US-China talks

Trade war: Signs of progress in US-China talks

China will suspend additional tariffs on US-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting 1 January 2019, the country's finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war bet...

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Powerful explosion at restaurant injures 42, surrounding buildings collapse

Powerful explosion at restaurant injures 42, surrounding buildings collapse

The cause of the explosion is being investigated. The area affected by the explosion and the following fire include both residential and dining establishments and is located 3km south-east the city ...

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Can President Trump Be Indicted?

Can President Trump Be Indicted?

Trump has denied the alleged affairs with the women. US President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to arrange payments to two women during the presidential campaign, former Trump lawyer Michael Coh...

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Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving administration

Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving administration

The Department of Justice and the Interior Department have declined to comment. He pushed to develop oil, natural gas and coal beneath public lands in line with the administration's business-friendl...

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Portions of FBI Interview with Flynn Released

Portions of FBI Interview with Flynn Released

Comey first sat down with the lawmakers on December 8, where they decided he would return today for more questions . According to a transcript of the first round of proceedings, Comey declined to a...

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Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his ex-lawyer says

Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his ex-lawyer says

Mueller's 19-month-long probe into possible Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign has led to dozens of indictments for federal crimes and several guilty pleas or convictions. Half of Amer...

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Robert Mueller says Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't give Michael Flynn a reason to lie

Robert Mueller says Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't give Michael Flynn a reason to lie

Tuesday's defense filing did not contain new information about Flynn's cooperation or provide a full explanation for why he made false statements to investigators. The filing from special counsel R...

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Palestinians arrested across West Bank

Palestinians arrested across West Bank

Speaking Wednesday evening before Barghouti was killed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed those who carried out the drive-by shooting would be found and brought to justice. On October 7,...

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Theresa Might to British Parliament: Again me or threat Brexit

Theresa Might to British Parliament: Again me or threat Brexit

She did this because, as her loyal ally James Cleverley said: "She recognises a lot of people are not comfortable with her leading us into a future general election ". "My impression is that in fact ...

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Huawei row: China confirms two Canadians detained

Huawei row: China confirms two Canadians detained

Chinese state media reported on Thursday that Mr Spavor is under investigation on suspicion of "engaging in activities that harm China's national security". China has reacted angrily to her detentio...

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