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Feminism spiked following news coverage of the Women's March on Washington, DC in January (and other related marches held around the country and internationally), and follow-up discussions regarding whether the march was feminist, and what kind of feminism was represented by organizers and attendees.
  • Jammu-Srinagar Highway closed due to heavy rain, snowfall, flight operations suspended

    Jammu-Srinagar Highway closed due to heavy rain, snowfall, flight operations suspended

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    Search and rescue operations are on to trace the five missing soldiers, he said. In wake of this, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has also been shut down. Kashmir's plains received the season's first snowfall as most areas in the Valley and its plains received overnight snow and rains that provided much-needed relief from the intense cold on Monday overnight.
  • These are the healthiest and least healthy states in America

    These are the healthiest and least healthy states in America

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    Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association , which was not involved in the new report . The Bay State also had the lowest percentage of uninsured residents at 2.7 percent of the population, a low prevalence of obesity.
  • Six given death penalty for India lynching

    Six given death penalty for India lynching

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    The gruesome murder, captured on local CCTV cameras, had shocked the nation. Later, she entered the public sphere in her fight against the casteist society that was responsible for the death of Shankar, she claimed. Kausalya is now an activist as well, fighting against casteism, which she blames as being responsible for the death of her husband. The court also ordered a total compensation of Rs 11.95 lakh to the girl and Shankar's family, he said.
  • Special courts to hear cases against convicted politicians

    Special courts to hear cases against convicted politicians

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    The top court has also sought the status of the trial in 1,581 cases involving politicians within the time frame of one year, the report added. The law ministry also told the court that the Finance Ministry has given the approval of Rs 7.8 cr to start the courts.
  • Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline approaches

    Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline approaches

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    The Trump administration cut the enrollment period for the ACA in half, from about 14 weeks to a little more than six, and reduced the advertising budget for the program by 90 percent. About 85,000 Nevadans enrolled in an exchange plan past year, about 85 percent of whom received federal subsidies to help cover the cost of insurance.
  • Newly Discovered Pacific Island Could Help Scientists Study Mars

    Newly Discovered Pacific Island Could Help Scientists Study Mars

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    Garvin compares the rapid changes to watching your kids grow up, though in this case, the island isn't actually growing. This makes studying the evolution of the newly formed island crucial to understanding Martian topography. Pelagonite might also be forming on Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai, he adds. They found it to be five kilometres wide, with a flat floor only 155 metres below the surface, which may help stabilise the island's base.
  • Over 130 Jewish Studies scholars sign statement criticizing Trump's Jerusalem decision

    Over 130 Jewish Studies scholars sign statement criticizing Trump's Jerusalem decision

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    An estimated 3,000 people marched, burned Israeli flags and stamped on posters of Trump in around 30 protests across the Palestinian territories. The statement criticizes the Trump administration's "decision to reverse decades of bipartisan USA policy by declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and authorizing the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv, outside of a negotiated political framework that ends the legal state of occupation and ensures respect for the rights of all ...
  • Ryanair's Dublin pilots to strike pre-Christmas

    Ryanair's Dublin pilots to strike pre-Christmas

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    In a statement, Ryanair said it had received no notification of any industrial action by its German pilots, adding that it "suspect this is more PR activity by the Lufthansa pilots group VC". The dispute is over Ryanair management's refusal to enter direct negotiations with the European Employee Representative Council (EERC) or IALPA as the sole independent representative body for pilots working in the company.
  • Falcon 9: SpaceX Delays NASA Cargo Launch of Reused Rocket, Again

    Falcon 9: SpaceX Delays NASA Cargo Launch of Reused Rocket, Again

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    The cargo ship will take supplies to the space station on its second visit there. SpaceX spent $50-million to completely rebuild the launch pad after a Falcon 9 rocket exploded at Space Launch Complex 40 back in September of 2016. Two days after the Dragon's berthing, at 2:21 a.m. EST Sunday, three fresh crew members - Soyuz MS-07 commander Anton Shkaplerov, flight engineer Scott Tingle and Japanese physician-astronaut Norishige Kanai - are scheduled for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome ...
  • Warren accuses Trump of trying to 'slut-shame' senator

    Warren accuses Trump of trying to 'slut-shame' senator

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    You, a man, accused by more than a dozen credible women of assault and harassment, has the audacity make this vile, disgusting implication. " Many , including the senator, think that it's about sexual innuendoes". With each day seeming to bring new headlines that force men from positions of power, four of Trump's accusers re-upped their claims Monday, believing the national movement on sexual harassment should force change at the White House too.
  • The New Yorker fires DC correspondent Ryan Lizza

    The New Yorker fires DC correspondent Ryan Lizza

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    Scaramucci appeared to predict Lizza would be running into some kind of trouble just last week during a podcast interview with former NY sports radio morning host Craig Carton. Lizza continued, "I love the New Yorker , my home for the last decade, and I have the highest regard for the people who work there". However, the accuser's lawyer, Douglas Wigdor of Wigdor LLP, was quick to issue a statement on behalf of his client, supporting her complaints of misconduct.
  • Hanukkah in Sioux Falls: Menorah lighting scheduled at Augie

    Hanukkah in Sioux Falls: Menorah lighting scheduled at Augie

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    The books tell the story, according Chabad , a Jewish-Hasid movement, of how a small band of Jews led by Judah the Maccabee defeated a much larger force and reclaimed the Temple in Jerusalem. There's a ninth candle in the middle of the menorah called the shammash, which is used to light all the other candles. Gifts are often exchanged on each night of Hanukkah, though this is more of a modern tradition, which many believe is inspired by other winter holidays where gifts are exchanged ...
  • Post marriage, Virat & Anushka to stay apart for long

    Post marriage, Virat & Anushka to stay apart for long

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    After days of speculation, when news of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's Tuscan wedding was confirmed last evening, social media erupted in joy. Dressed in gorgeous Sabyasachi outfits, the couple looked like a vision during the wedding ceremonies . The newlyweds will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on December 21 which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on December 26.
  • VENOM Director Reveals The Two Comic Titles It's Based On

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    Specifically, the duo confirmed persistent rumors that the film would be, at least in part, an adaptation of the limited comic book series Venom: Lethal Protector . Relocating to San Francisco, Venom becomes an anti-hero. This results in the creation of five new symbiote spawn: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.
  • Facebook site 'destroying how society works,' former top executive says

    Facebook site 'destroying how society works,' former top executive says

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    This is a global problem.it is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other". So today we ask, do you think Facebook has changed society for the better or the worse? Some of the brains behind Facebook are now anxious about the potential damage of the multi-billion dollar social media platform they created.
  • Austrian natural gas station close to Slovak border exploded

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    Arne Bergvik, chief analysts at Swedish utility Jamtkraft, said it was the "worst possible time" for such an explosion because capacity was needed in preparation for the winter in Europe . Slovakia's main gas transit route to Austria was suspended after the fire, Eustream, the Slovak pipeline operator, said. Natural gas flows to Austria remain secure, Gas Connect Austria said after the blast, but the company warned that flows to other countries could be disrupted.
  • First Asian American mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee dies aged 65

    First Asian American mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee dies aged 65

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    Lee passed away", a statement from the mayor's office said. Lee is the third San Francisco mayor to die while in office. The 65-year-old was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 1:15am local time, surrounded him his friends and family, according to a statement from his office.
  • Europe accused of 'complicity' in abuse of Libya migrants

    Europe accused of 'complicity' in abuse of Libya migrants

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    The organization denounced that "videos, photos and documents controlled by Amnesty International indicate that the vessel "Ras Jadir", donated by Italy in April 2017", with "two ceremonies attended by Interior Minister Marco Minniti", was "used by Libyan coast guards in the terrible incident in which 50 people drowned on November 6, 2017".
  • Suspect In Custody After Explosion At Subway Station In Midtown Manhattan

    Suspect In Custody After Explosion At Subway Station In Midtown Manhattan

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    Akayed Ullah, 27, left, of Brooklyn is suspected in the explosion December 11, 2017, beneath the Port Authority bus terminal. Then smoke came and I ran upstairs. "The awful harm that this flawed system inflicts on America's security and economy has always been clear". "The government of Bangladesh is committed to its declared policy of "zero tolerance" against terrorism and condemns terrorism and violent extremism in all forms or manifestations anywhere in the world ", the statement said.
  • Abbasi to present Pak stance on Jerusalem at OIC summit

    Abbasi to present Pak stance on Jerusalem at OIC summit

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    The Extra-ordinary Summit has been called by the President of Turkey in his capacity as the Chair of OIC. The summit will discuss the recent USA decision to shift its Embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. "It seems that some Arab countries refrain from challenging Trump", Çavuşoğlu said. "If we don't defend Jerusalem today, when will we defend it?" Bangladesh also urged all related parties to take a "pragmatic approach" to the Middle East Peace Process in reaching a two-state ...
  • Venezuela's Maduro Bans Opposition Parties from 2018 Election

    Venezuela's Maduro Bans Opposition Parties from 2018 Election

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    The opposition parties - Leaders from the Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action - said they boycotted the mayoral to protest the dictatorial power that Maduro and the United Socialist Party have imposed on the country. The Venezuelan president based his assertion on the rules of the Constituent Assembly, a controversial Maduro-allied special powers legislature whose legitimacy has been widely questioned in the worldwide community.
  • Areas to the west under Winter Storm Warning

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    Motorists should plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commute on Tuesday. Forecasters expect 2-4 inches of the white stuff. The storm will impact Crawford, southern Erie, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties in Pennsylvania, plus Geauga and inland Ashtabula counties in OH and Chautauqua County in NY.
  • Donald Trump to visit United Kingdom in new year: U.S. amb

    Donald Trump to visit United Kingdom in new year: U.S. amb

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    Journalist Owen Jones and the Stop Trump protest group said they were hoping for the largest protest in British history to welcome to controversial former businessman. Labour MP Stella Creasy, who was also on the show, said that "normally we would all accept that this is a state visit", but said Trump is not a "normal leader".
  • Verdict in Jisha murder case today

    Verdict in Jisha murder case today

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    The court said that charges like murder, rape and destruction of evidence.have been proved. The quantum of punishment is likely to be announced on Wednesday. The case is based on the brutal murder of Jisha, a Dalit woman at her house at Vattolippadi in Kuruppanthara. A 1,500-page chargesheet was submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case on September 17 previous year.
  • 2-magnitude quake hits southeastern Iran

    2-magnitude quake hits southeastern Iran

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    Iran's state TV says that a magnitude 6.2 quake has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman. In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude tremor destroyed the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. Schools were closed in some areas of the province, ISNA news agency reported. In 1990, a 7.4-magnitude quake in northern Iran killed 40,000 people, injured 300,000 and left half a million homeless, reducing dozens of towns and almost 2,000 villages to rubble.
  • Saga Ends: US Cold War Defector to North Korea Dies at 77

    Saga Ends: US Cold War Defector to North Korea Dies at 77

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    Charles Jenkins, 77, lived in Japan where he had settled with his family after his 2004 release. While in North Korea , Jenkins taught English to soldiers and portrayed an evil USA spy in a propaganda film. Nothing to eat. No running water. "I wasn't letting her go", he told CBS. At first she refused his marriage proposals, but she eventually agreed after he convinced her that, even if they did not love each other yet, marrying him would at least provide her with the certainty of being ...
  • Gillibrand: Trump should resign over sex misconduct allegations

    Gillibrand: Trump should resign over sex misconduct allegations

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    The Democrat told CNN Monday that the accusations are numerous and credible. "I've heard these women's testimonies, and many of them are heartbreaking". Last week, Gillibrand and five other Democratic women senators simultaneously called on Sen. "I think he should immediately resign, and if he doesn't, we should have the investigation", she said.
  • Pentagon to allow transgender recruits in military

    Pentagon to allow transgender recruits in military

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    The Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning January 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. "And there is still ample time for a higher court-perhaps even the Supreme Court-to intervene and stay Kollar-Kotelly's decision". According to media reports, there are an estimated 250 transgender troops now serving the United States Armed Forces.
  • Toddler signals 'help' in sign language during photo with Santa

    Toddler signals 'help' in sign language during photo with Santa

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    Since sign language can have some variations, a few people on Twitter pointed out that this didn't look exactly like the sign for help. The photo has received over 6,000 shares and more than 24,000 likes. On Dec. 11, Kerry said during an interview that Samuel refused to meet Santa Claus every subsequent holiday season after his first fateful encounter.
  • Apple AI chief reveals more progress on self-driving vehicle tech

    Apple AI chief reveals more progress on self-driving vehicle tech

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    The private workshop was a part of Apple's Neural Information Processing Systems conference. The company's artificial intelligence director recently showed off how far Apple is with its autonomous auto technology, able to identify cars and pedestrians - plus understand where, on the road, a vehicle can drive.
  • At WTO, India counters USA stand over special treatment to developing nations

    At WTO, India counters USA stand over special treatment to developing nations

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    The meeting comes a day before the ministerial meeting formally opens in the Argentinian capital and the Indian team was busy stitching coalitions, which have been fragile in the past. The minister also demanded sharp reduction in subsidies to farmers in the US, EU and Japan, arguing that it was impacting competitiveness of exports from other countries.
  • Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

    Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

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    He signed the directive at the White House Monday. The signing of the latest directive comes on the 45th anniversary of the last manned mission to land on the moon on December 11, 1972. The vice president added that the exploration will ensure that the "rules and values of space exploration are written with American leadership and American values".
  • Farhan Akhtar thanks audience for the awesome response to Fukrey Returns

    Farhan Akhtar thanks audience for the awesome response to Fukrey Returns

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    It is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment. The gang of four friends Varun Sharma , Pulkit Samrat , Ali Fazal and Manjot Singh. The fukreys have returned and returned with a bang - the movie's first weekend collections have been reviewed as "remarkable" by Mr Adarsh. "Well done all." The busy actor was in Milan when he cut short his trip to make it on time for the release of Fukrey Returns .
  • Slovenian magazine apologizes to USA first lady Melania Trump

    Slovenian magazine apologizes to USA first lady Melania Trump

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    We had no intention to hurt and offend Mrs. Trump". "I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, tropical island with my family", she said. Melania Trump has revealed where she would most like to spend Christmas. "My favourite thing to eat is just some healthy food and you feel very good after, not too much eating", she said. "The most important part is to spend time with the family".
  • Russia Affirms it's Dedication to Nuclear Missile Agreement

    Russia Affirms it's Dedication to Nuclear Missile Agreement

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    At the same time, the United States announced their intentions to begin research of a new nuclear cruise missile with a banned range. Russian companies that helped develop a new version of a banned cruise missile will bear the brunt of the sanctions being weighed by the Commerce Department, Politico reported .
  • Saakashvili brought to Kyiv's Pechersky court

    Saakashvili brought to Kyiv's Pechersky court

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    I consider myself a prisoner of the Ukrainian oligarchy", Interfax cited Saakashvili as saying. Kiev police rearrested the foe of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday after an attempt to detain him earlier in the week dramatically failed when supporters swarmed the van where he was being held.
  • Three children dead after suspicious house fire

    Three children dead after suspicious house fire

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    The blaze, which is being treated as suspicious, broke out at a terraced house in Worsley at around 5am. A 14-year-old girl, named locally as Demi Pearson, was pronounced dead at the scene while an eight-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl later died in hospital.
  • Train Strikes And Kills Five Elephants At Tea Plantation

    Train Strikes And Kills Five Elephants At Tea Plantation

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    The spot is about 184 km from Guwahati . A still born calf was later extracted from the pregnant elephant. "Instead, I would blame encroachment on reserved forests and wildlife sanctuaries which has compelled elephants to come out in search of food", Assam forest and environment minister Pramila Rani Brahma told The Indian Express.