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But from where we stand, it's now on the airlines to take a firm stance on the limits of support animals - and to ensure that the internet never has to ponder the pros and cons of fancy friends again. "No, I don't think they should have denied her because it's an unusual animal". While passengers who can complete these steps will often be able to bring their emotional support animals into the cabin with them during a flight, there are some exceptions.
  • Even the moon looked boring in front of Shahid & Mira's dazzling chemistry

    Even the moon looked boring in front of Shahid & Mira's dazzling chemistry

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    The adorable tinsel town couple, Shahid and Mira turned bride-groom again for the Lakme Fashion Week 2018, for designer Anita Dongre. "Mira looks as attractive today as she looked that day". I was her first option, thankfully. "I'm very, very happy that the first time (on the ramp) has been with Shahid and Anita". Tonight is about Anita and Mira.
  • Hillary Scott welcomes twins

    Hillary Scott welcomes twins

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    Scott posted a sweet snap on Instagram of two teeny tiny baby hats marked with the letters "A" and "B". Hillary Scott gave birth to twin daughters on Monday morning (29Jan18). And since opening up about the miscarriage , and announcing she and her husband conceived twins naturally, she's been keeping fans in the loop throughout her pregnancy journey.
  • Canadian curlers' families will get a Winter Olympic experience, too

    Canadian curlers' families will get a Winter Olympic experience, too

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    Cas also found that, in the case of 11 athletes whose appeals have been partially upheld, the evidence "was sufficient to establish an anti-doping rule violation" had taken place but, instead of serving a life ban, these athletes would be "declared ineligible" for this year's Games.
  • Turkey court decides to release Amnesty International chief

    Turkey court decides to release Amnesty International chief

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    They were charged with belonging to and abetting terror organizations. It was not immediately clear why the court reversed its decision, Amnesty's Europe director Gauri van Gulik said on Twitter. Last October Amnesty employee Peter Steudtner was released in Turkey along with seven other human rights activists. Kilic was accused of using an encrypted mobile messaging application allegedly employed by Gulen's network.
  • Michael Wolff: Nikki Haley 'appears to have embraced' rumors of Trump affair

    Michael Wolff: Nikki Haley 'appears to have embraced' rumors of Trump affair

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    Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley . "I've never talked once to the president about my future and I am never alone with him", Haley said. " Fire and Fury " author claimed Wednesday that U.S. "Now that I've told you, when you hit that paragraph, you're gonna say, 'Bingo'". Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg asked whether Wolff had used ambiguous language to hint at the affair, and the author asked them to read what he'd written or said to suggest that.
  • Macron denounces attack on Jewish boy in Paris suburb

    Macron denounces attack on Jewish boy in Paris suburb

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    Anti-semitic incidents in the United Kingdom are now at an all-time high, with the Jewish community targeted an average of four times a day. Verbal abuse randomly directed at visibly Jewish people in public was the most common single type of incident logged by CST a year ago, accounting for a quarter of the annual tally, or 356 incidents.
  • Russia Worries North Korea Will Interpret Sanctions as an 'Act of War'

    Russia Worries North Korea Will Interpret Sanctions as an 'Act of War'

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    Trump addressed the American student who had been imprisoned in the North for 17 months after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster from his hotel room. A summary of a report titled "White Paper on Human Rights Violations in the U.S.in 2017" was released by the Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday.
  • Union Budget 2018: Key benefits to education sector

    Union Budget 2018: Key benefits to education sector

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    Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley on Thursday said there were no changes to the income tax rates for individuals. "It will generate lakhs of jobs for women", said Jaitley. The Finance Minister had promised in his first Budget to reduce the corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 30 percent and remove all tax sops in a phased manner.
  • LeBron James said he won't do 'more' while Kevin Love is out

    LeBron James said he won't do 'more' while Kevin Love is out

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    Isaiah Thomas continued his struggles, scoring just 13 points on two-of-15 shooting (0 for six from three-point range). James scored a game-high 24 points with 11 rebounds and five assists for the Cavaliers , who were upstaged by the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.
  • 11 killed in fire at Japan welfare home

    11 killed in fire at Japan welfare home

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    Other media outlets quoted witnesses as saying they heard a number of loud explosions before the building became engulfed in flames. The entire roof reportedly collapsed due to the fire. The smoke and flames were rising vertically. "If there had been wind, the damage would have been bigger", she told Jiji. The fire in Sapporo started late last night in sub-zero temperatures and continued until dawn.
  • GOP senators: Trump needs to show restraint in Russian Federation probe

    GOP senators: Trump needs to show restraint in Russian Federation probe

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    Republicans have recently attempted to delegitimise Mueller's investigation by criticising members of his team. A pair of bipartisan Senate bills introduced previous year can protect Mueller . A bill similar to Graham's proposal is co-sponsored by Sens. A similar measure was introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) around the same time .
  • Doug Pederson to have Brett Favre address Eagles before Super Bowl

    Doug Pederson to have Brett Favre address Eagles before Super Bowl

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    There's the blueprint for Philadelphia in what will go down as one of the most important games in franchise history. National Football League fans are one week away from the Super Bowl clash between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in what will mark the eighth time in sixteen years that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be the starter in the big game.
  • IAF officer in custody for spying

    IAF officer in custody for spying

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    He has been detained on charge of spying, sources said. The identity of the woman is not yet clear. The officer befriended a woman on Facebook and later continued their communication on WhatsApp. In December, 2015, a dismissed IAF official was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly passing on information to intelligence operatives suspected to be backed by Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
  • Pakistan lawmaker disqualified after threatening judges

    Pakistan lawmaker disqualified after threatening judges

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    A three-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justices Dost Mohammad and Maqbool Baqar announced the verdict, which is not unanimous as Justice Dost Mohammad wrote a dissenting note in the case. To which, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa inquired about use of "if" in his apology. Hashmi's counsel Kamran Murtaza submitted his apology in court. The bench ruled that all institutions should be respected particularly when working according to the constitution.
  • UN Examines 206 Companies Over Links to Israeli Settlements

    UN Examines 206 Companies Over Links to Israeli Settlements

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    Categorizing the work of the Human Rights Council as "a waste of time and resources", Haley said Wednesday the document could lead to a "blacklist" of businesses that Israeli officials fear would be targeted for an global boycott. The remainder are based in 19 other countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, France and Britain. "Businesses play a central role in furthering the establishment, maintenance and expansion of Israeli settlements".
  • Virginia Tech student charged with illegal gun possession

    Virginia Tech student charged with illegal gun possession

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    Yunsong Zhao, 19, is charged with one count of possession or transportation of certain firearms by certain persons, a university spokesperson said. According to the arrest warrant, Zhao, who is from China , attempted to purchase 5,000 rounds of ammo.
  • Incredible New Promo For The 2018 Six Nations Is Making Waves

    Incredible New Promo For The 2018 Six Nations Is Making Waves

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    Meanwhile Wales , the Scots' opening opponents in Cardiff on Saturday, are without several British and Irish Lions in Taulupe Faletau, Sam Warburton, Jonathan Davies and Dan Biggar. Rugby Union is not so strong at Test level that it can afford a sustained decline among its traditionally major nations and a French revival would be a welcome boost to the global game a year out from the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
  • Hong Kong slips further on EIU democracy index

    Hong Kong slips further on EIU democracy index

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    The scale operates on a scale of zero to ten, while countries with a score of eight receive the distinction of being called "full democracies" by the publication. Bangladesh is also bracketed as one of three countries, apart from Pakistan and the Philippines, where journalists faced "physical and death threats on a regular basis", says the EIU report.
  • US Concerned by Poland's Proposed Holocaust Law

    US Concerned by Poland's Proposed Holocaust Law

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    Poland's PAP news agency reported 57 senators voted for the draft bill, with 23 against and two abstentions. The US has already voiced its concern about the "repercussions" that the bill "could have on Poland's strategic interests and relationships, including with the US and Israel".
  • Winter Olympics: 10 to watch!

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    President Vladimir Putin has apologized to Olympic athletes over Russia's inability to protect them from the situation around the Games. Jones will reprise her role from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, attending live Olympic events, meeting athletes, and spreading her enthusiasm for the Olympics on television and online during NBC Olympics' coverage in PyeongChang.
  • North Korea has stepped up executions, top US commander says

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    The Trump administration reportedly rejected the leading candidate in a move that seems to confirm the worst fears of many on President Donald Trump's approach to Pyongyang . "I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this very risky position", he added. Among the 51 million people living in South Korea, the Korea Immigration Service says 140,000 are Americans, NBC News reports, including 28,500 US military personnel.
  • Schiff says GOP has misled over Russia memo

    Schiff says GOP has misled over Russia memo

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    Democrats have written their own memo rebutting numerous claims made in Nunes's four-page document, but Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee blocked its release . But an extension of the surveillance was also reportedly approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in April. FBI Director Christopher Wray told the White House Monday he is opposed to releasing the GOP memo because he is concerned it depicts a slanted narrative and because it contains inaccuracies, a ...
  • US Renews Temporary Protected Status For Some Syrians

    US Renews Temporary Protected Status For Some Syrians

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    In those cases, DHS said the conditions in the country had improved enough from the original disaster that triggered the protected status, but immigration advocates and bipartisan members of Congress have called the decisions unnecessarily harsh.
  • Trump seeks bipartisan support for key immigration reforms

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    Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said he was hoping Trump would present a bipartisan message with concrete details about improving infrastructure, advancing American interests across the world and confronting North Korea, and that in some cases he delivered while on others he made little reference.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Reports Advance In Q4 Bottom Line

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    Investment Centers of America Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 1.6% in the second quarter. The stock recently touched 214.62, or a change of -4.19 from the most recent open. On Friday, December 15 the insider CASPER MARC N sold $9.59 million. $721,091 worth of stock was sold by HORNSTRA PETER E on Tuesday, September 5. 30,000 shares were sold by Herrema Gregory J ., worth $5.28M on Wednesday, August 2.
  • Chiefs deal Smith to 'Skins

    Chiefs deal Smith to 'Skins

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    Sources tell The Star that the Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade Alex Smith to Washington. So the two clubs can only agree to terms until then and there's nothing to prevent the prospective deal from blowing up in the interim.
  • '320 Million Hearts' Breaking for MS-13 Victim Families

    '320 Million Hearts' Breaking for MS-13 Victim Families

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    Her daughter, Kayla Cuevas, and her 15-year-old friend were killed in a Long Island neighborhood that has become the epicenter in the fight against MS-13 violence. We love you. Thank you. "We can make sure other families never have to endure this kind of pain". The president noted that the administration and congressional Republicans proposed new legislation that would "fix" immigration laws and support immigration law enforcement officers.
  • Rajasthan Bypolls: 65.33% Voter Turnout Recorded in Ajmer

    Rajasthan Bypolls: 65.33% Voter Turnout Recorded in Ajmer

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    The counting of votes for the Rajasthan bypolls that were held on Monday in two Lok Sabha and one assembly constituencies began at 8 am on Thursday. Sunil Singh of TMC has got 77983 votes. The Congress and BJP are going neck-to-neck in the contest. TMC is leading on both the seats of Noapara Assembly and Uluberia Lok Sabha seat.
  • Ten primary school children among 81 people missing on Kiribati ferry

    Ten primary school children among 81 people missing on Kiribati ferry

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    A dinghy carrying 7 passengers was spotted by the New Zealand military on Sunday, more than a week after the ferry's departure. Two Australian aircraft and one from the USA coastguard were combing around 92,000 square km (35,500 square miles) of ocean for the missing liferaft, which was created to hold about 25 people but capable of squeezing on more.
  • Minister Lord Bates resigns from Government because he was late for work

    Minister Lord Bates resigns from Government because he was late for work

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    Thereafter, it took less than 60 seconds for Bates to publically announce to his peers that this disgrace was such that he could not possibly stay in Parliament. The global development minister then promptly walked out of the chamber to cries of "no" from fellow peers. Labour's Angela Smith said later there was no need for him to resign.
  • Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay strikes Budget deal with Green party

    Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay strikes Budget deal with Green party

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    But it means the almost 400,00 people in Scotland who fall into the higher rate bracket will have to pay more tax than under the original proposals. "The always willing Scottish Greens are there to do their master's bidding". Scottish Conservative finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said: "The ever faithful Patrick Harvie has once again saved the SNP's bacon".
  • Photos of the 'super blue blood moon' from coast to coast

    Photos of the 'super blue blood moon' from coast to coast

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    For those that live in the US, the next visible lunar eclipse won't be until January 21, 2019. A global map of the January 31 lunar eclipse on NASA's website shows that half of the world will have a chance to witness the rare event, weather permitting.
  • PM inaugurates first Khelo India School Games in Delhi

    PM inaugurates first Khelo India School Games in Delhi

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    The mission aims to develop a sporting culture in the country, identify talents from grassroots and groom them for worldwide success. Over the coming nine days, Under-17 players will vie for 199 gold medals, 199 silver medals and 275 bronze medals in across 16 disciplines: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling .
  • Afghan President speaks to Modi, not to Pakistan PM

    Afghan President speaks to Modi, not to Pakistan PM

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    In the meeting, the delegation, comprising Afghan Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and head of intelligence agency National Directorate of Security Masoom Stanikzai, handed over the evidence to their Pakistani counterparts. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and Afghanistan's Ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, confirmed the officials' visit but there were no immediate details.
  • In One Month, Trump's Approval Rating Jumps 10 Points

    In One Month, Trump's Approval Rating Jumps 10 Points

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    The poll also showed a dramatic increase, from 24 to 37 percent, of respondents who think America is heading in the "right direction", in the last month. 38 percent say Trump should be impeached, while 57 percent say he should not. "The generic congressional ballot is prone to bouncing around for a bit until the campaign really gets underway later this year", said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a release accompanying the poll.
  • Japan praises Trump for comments on North Korea

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    Furthermore, the 34-year-old's military muscle-flexing has been accompanied by major development projects in Pyongyang as well as a ski resort in Kangwon province. Trump also saluted a North Korean defector whose legs had to be amputated in his torturous escape to the south. -South Korean military exercises.
  • Active Trend of Tuesday - Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

    Active Trend of Tuesday - Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

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    The stock price volatility for last week at the close of regular trading was 1.29%, pushing the figure for the whole month to now reaching 0.99%. About 566,309 shares traded. The rating was upgraded by Nomura on Tuesday, September 8 to "Buy". The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, January 30.