• Tripura: With Biplab Deb's swearing-in, first BJP government takes charge
Tripura: With Biplab Deb's swearing-in, first BJP government takes charge

In a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer , Tripura, the Tripura Left Front Committee stated that it has made a decision to withdraw their candidate from the Charilam constituency election as the Election Commission (EC) has "not considered" its appeal for postponement of the election to the constituency due to various incidents of pre-poll viole...

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  • Roque taunts United Nations rights chief: Your country has no democracy
Roque taunts United Nations rights chief: Your country has no democracy

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in Geneva on Friday that Duterte's attacks on UN officials are "unacceptable" and "cannot go unanswered". In response to Al-Hussein's remarks, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said he had "cast untoward aspersions regarding the President of the Republic of the Philipp...

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  • Man City ease through to quarters despite rare home loss to Basel
Man City ease through to quarters despite rare home loss to Basel

With the home side leading 5-1 on aggregate at the start of the second half, there was little to play for Basel other than pride. The new record was established by Guardiola's men in their awful home defeat to Swiss club FC Basel in UEFA Champions League.

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  • Modi speaks tough as more statues are targeted
Modi speaks tough as more statues are targeted

Soon after the triumph of the Tripura Election, alleged BJP workers vandalized the statue of Vladimir Lenin, a communist leader. Almost 48 hours after a statue of Lenin was razed to the ground in Tripura , Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his silence and condemned the escalating violence across the state.

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  • European Union says no 'immediate' clarity from United States on trade tariffs
European Union says no 'immediate' clarity from United States on trade tariffs

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said after meetings in Brussels that she got "no immediate clarity on the exact United States procedure for exemption", and that new talks are planned next week. Juncker, who on Wednesday met Lakshmi Mittal, the boss of the world's top steelmaker ArcelorMittal, said last week the EU would "react firmly" to p...

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  • Mother Ripped Away from Children On The Street By Border Patrol
Mother Ripped Away from Children On The Street By Border Patrol

One of the officers hands her daughters the keys to their home before driving away with their mother. "The arresting agents ensured that Ms. Morales-Luna was able to arrange for her sister to take custody of her three children". The video footage provided a window into the way these arrests play out amid immigrant families, Rios said. The clip wa...

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  • Florida Governor Signs Package Of New Gun Restrictions
Florida Governor Signs Package Of New Gun Restrictions

The new law also bans the sale or possession of bump fire stocks , gives law enforcement greater power to seize weapons and ammunition from those deemed mentally unfit, and provides additional funding for armed school resource officers, reports CNN .

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  • India, France to boost trade; relaunch EU FTA
India, France to boost trade; relaunch EU FTA

The deals include a contract for France's Safran to supply airline Spice Jet with engines, water system modernisation by Suez in the southern city of Davangere and a contract between industrial gas company Air Liquide and Sterlite. France is the ninth-largest foreign investor in India. Macron's visit comes after a somewhat misstep-laden visit...

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  • Putin: Jews, Ukrainians 'with Russian citizenship' could be behind U.S. election meddling
Putin: Jews, Ukrainians 'with Russian citizenship' could be behind U.S. election meddling

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country is ready to discuss any issues with the United States and urged Washington to adopt the same attitude. On Friday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Hardball", NBC anchor Megyn Kelly previewed her forthcoming NBC special " Confronting Putin " and stated that she thinks "there's a very good chance Pu...

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  • U.S. military parade to be held on Veterans Day
U.S. military parade to be held on Veterans Day

President Donald Trump may actually get his military parade after all - sort of. The memo also confirmed the course of the parade to be from the White House to the Capital and is to have a "heavy air component at the end of the parade".

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  • Sen. Jeff Flake says Congress will try to nix Trump's proposed tariffs
Sen. Jeff Flake says Congress will try to nix Trump's proposed tariffs

According to reports , Canada and Mexico are exempt from the tariffs amid larger trade negotiations. "There is, clearly, abuse occurring...clearly, there is overcapacity: dumping in transhipping of steel and aluminum by some countries, particularly China".

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  • 'Protectionist' Trump tariffs 'offend' Germany
'Protectionist' Trump tariffs 'offend' Germany

European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said a full-on transatlantic trade war was "not in anybody's interests". Trump tweeted that he spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying they are "discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S.

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  • 'Change your clock, change your battery'
'Change your clock, change your battery'

The SFMO urges all residents to determine how old their smoke alarms are (the date of manufacture is located on the back of the alarm). It's nearly that time of the year. If you can't afford to replace all your detectors at one time the red cross will replace them for free. The state fireman's association pointed to research from the National...

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  • Kenya's president and rival meet 'to confront and resolve differences'
Kenya's president and rival meet 'to confront and resolve differences'

Kenyatta was sworn in last November for a second term after winning a repeat presidential election last October 26 that Odinga boycotted. "All the credit" for the meeting went to the Kenyan political leaders, Tillerson said, in response to a question as to whether the USA had a role in organising it.

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  • Syrian army intensifies assault on Eastern Ghouta, splits rebel stronghold
Syrian army intensifies assault on Eastern Ghouta, splits rebel stronghold

According to Syrian state media, 13 fighters were evacuated with their families through the al-Wafeedin passage and bussed to Idlib province. Live footage it said was filmed in Mesraba showed battered buildings and bullet-pocked walls. The rebels in that city have also triggered the recent wide-scale military offensive in Eastern Ghouta, when the...

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  • Social media reaction to Ireland's NatWest 6 Nations title win
Social media reaction to Ireland's NatWest 6 Nations title win

England lost to France 22-16 in Paris on Saturday and relinquished the Six Nations trophy. With Ireland beating Scotland 28-8 and managing to secure a bonus point for scoring four tries - England must now match that result in the Stade de France.

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  • Israel Shoots Dead Palestinian in West Bank
Israel Shoots Dead Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli forces shot and killed on Friday a Palestinian man in the West Bank during protests against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as their future capital and view Trump's decision as siding with Israel on one of the thorniest issues at the heart of the conflict.

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  • Scared Horse In Nightclub Sparks Controversy
Scared Horse In Nightclub Sparks Controversy

Colleen O'Brien, Vice President of PETA, added, "We know horese are skittish animals who don't belong among the pounding music, shouting crowds and flashing lights of a nightclub". Facebook user Leeza Marie Juelle helped spread the video . "We are very concerned over the allegations", the tweet said. I will also be sending this disturbing vid...

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  • Corbyn insists Labour not clamping down on conference debate
Corbyn insists Labour not clamping down on conference debate

According to the newspaper, the members in question had belonged to a Facebook group - called "Palestine Live" - that shared comments denying the Holocaust. The Labour MPs Clive Lewis and Chris Williamson were members of the group, as were two former Liberal Democrat politicians, Baroness Jenny Tonge and the former MP David Ward .

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  • Mississippi Passes Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law
Mississippi Passes Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Mississippi's attorney general says it could be tough to defend a bill lawmakers have passed banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The House on Thursday approved by a vote of 75-34 a measure that would make most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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