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New Delhi :Prime Minister Narender Modi in his last monthly address of 2017 to the nation through his radio programme " Mann ki Baat " stressed on service to humanity.To this effect he referred to Jesus Christ and Hindu saint Ramakrishna Paramhansa.
  • Unesco confirms Israel's notice of withdrawal

    Unesco confirms Israel's notice of withdrawal

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    On Oct. 12, the United States formally notified the UNESCO that it would withdraw from the organization on December 31, 2018. Israel has long accused the United Nations body of being biased against the Jewish state, a claim repeated by its UNESCO envoy on Thursday.
  • Russian Security Agency Says Supermarket Bombing Suspect Arrested

    Russian Security Agency Says Supermarket Bombing Suspect Arrested

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    The bombing at the Perekrestok branch injured 13 people. The homemade bomb had been placed in a locker at the supermarket in northwestern Saint Petersburg on Wednesday. The Kremlin said earlier this month that a USA tip-off had helped thwart the attack in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries.
  • Pentagon Chief: US-Russia Dialogue Persists Across Syria Demarcation Line

    Pentagon Chief: US-Russia Dialogue Persists Across Syria Demarcation Line

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    Syria has been divided into areas controlled by government troops and those held by militant forces backed by the US-led worldwide coalition, with Kurds commanding vast northern territories. Gerasimov said that 350 militants had been blocked by Syrian troops at the At Tanf garrison in the country's southeast, while some 750 more remained at the Shaddadi camp, controlled by United States backed Kurdish forces.
  • 9 killed in Egypt church

    9 killed in Egypt church

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    Trump "condemned the attack and reiterated that the United States will continue to stand with Egypt in the face of terrorism", the White House said in a statement. Egypt's interior ministry announced on Saturday that security forces had raided a hideout belonging to the Hasm terrorist group at a farm on Korayemat road, near Atfih in the Giza province, killing three leading members of the group in a shootout.
  • Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

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    It has outperformed by 16.62% the S&P500. Arrowgrass Ptnrs (Us) Ltd Partnership reported 447 shares. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. Tarbox Family Office holds 21 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Nordea Mngmt reported 0.01% stake. (NASDAQ:CHRW) for 14,296 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Illinois Tool Works Inc . Therefore 47% are positive.
  • Pak opposition bits and pieces to Sharif's' s rush to Saudi

    Pak opposition bits and pieces to Sharif's' s rush to Saudi

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    It was informed that ruling PML-N head Mr Sharif is likely to depart for the Gulf kingdom within 48 hours, the report said quoting family sources. Backdoor diplomacy initiated by Saudi Arabia and the UAE may help ease tensions between Pakistan's military and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif with a possibility of a political deal on the horizon, according to sources in political circles.
  • UNESCO Director-General 'Regrets' Israel's Withdrawal

    UNESCO Director-General 'Regrets' Israel's Withdrawal

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    Israel joins the United States, which submitted its own withdrawal from UNESCO in October, citing the organization's severe anti-Israel bias and its need for reform. Such disagreements were best dealt with from "inside UNESCO and not outside it", Azoulay said. Shama-Hacohen's statement followed previous reports that, despite announcing its intention to leave the organisation for its bias against the Jewish state, Jerusalem did not give notice in time for the membership to end in 2019.
  • Make arrangements for Pak's 578 Indian prisoners to meet kin: LS member

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    Jadhav's mother Avanti and wife Chetankul were heckled and harassed by the Pakistani journalists after they met him in the heavily guarded foreign ministry office in Islamabad. Jadhav, who was captured in March past year, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying, an accusation India has dismissed as concocted.
  • Russian Federation probe helped by Alexander Downer

    Russian Federation probe helped by Alexander Downer

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    The NYT cites four current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians' role. George Papadopoulos , along with former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort , were indicted earlier this year as special counsel #Robert Mueller puts the heat on those close to the president who might have important information pertaining to the #Russian investigation.
  • United States military to accept transgender recruits starting Monday, Pentagon says

    United States military to accept transgender recruits starting Monday, Pentagon says

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    The Justice Department is not dropping its court fight to institute the ban on transgender enlistment but said on Friday it would wait for a Pentagon study on the issue in the coming weeks before deciding what to do next. In July, President Trump announced via Twitter his intention to reverse former President Obama's policy on the matter. Trump cited the "tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail".
  • Neighbors to Vacationing Pence: 'Make America Gay Again'

    Neighbors to Vacationing Pence: 'Make America Gay Again'

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    The daughters said that they were nervous at first when they went to a stone pillar at the end of their driveway to put up the sign because of the Pitkin County deputies and Secret Service agents in front of the house the Pences are staying in.
  • Boy playing with stove started deadly NY fire

    Boy playing with stove started deadly NY fire

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    Ronn Torossian, who identified himself as a spokesman for the building's landlord, D&A Equities Incorporated, said he was "shocked and saddened at the loss of life and injuries". But Nigro said there was nothing unusual about the structure of the building that would have made it especially prone to such a disaster, a point that Mayor Bill de Blasio, D, reiterated later on WNYC radio.
  • Winter Weather Exposes Design Flaw At Chicago Apple Store

    Winter Weather Exposes Design Flaw At Chicago Apple Store

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    Y'know, basic things like in Chicago, the weather gets cold. Not only is there a risk of snow falling off the sloped roof, there are some nasty-looking icicles hanging there as well. However, the major problem here, as noted by Spudart's Matt Maldre , is the irony that Apple wants the Apple Store to be a community area, but those areas have now been closed because of the design flaw of the roof.
  • Don't give up on Nigeria, your dreams, Oyintiloye urges youths — George Weah

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    Boakai conceded defeat in a move that will ease the way towards Liberia's first democratic transfer of power since 1944. "Pursuant to the authority vested in the commission by the constitution and the new electoral law of the Republic of Liberia and based on the result just read, I, acting on behalf of the Board of Commissioners, do hereby declare the presidential ticket of Senator George Weah and Jewel Howard Taylor as the victor of the December 26 presidential runoff election".
  • St Petersburg supermarket blast suspect detained - FSB

    St Petersburg supermarket blast suspect detained - FSB

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    Petersburg "Perekrestok" supermarket," the FSB press service said . The FSB did not provide details neither on the operation which led to the capture of the suspect, nor on the motives behind the blast. Earlier this year, a group linked with al-Qaida targeted the city's subway system, with 15 people losing their lives in a suicide blast. But Mr Putin, speaking at a military awards ceremony on Thursday, told the audience: "You know that yesterday in St Petersburg a terrorist act was ...
  • Fresh protests over economy in Iran

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    The Iranian minister of interior has said recent calls for protest in some cities in Iran are "surely illegal", suggesting if people would like to stage protests, they should place requests. A government spokesman on Wednesday blamed the higher egg prices on an outbreak of avian flu. A poorly regulated banking sector combined with a construction boom left many credit companies stuck with toxic debts and unable to repay investors.
  • Sigma Planning Corp Buys 945 Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

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    Trust Investment Advisors lessened its holdings in United Parcel Service, Inc . (NYSE: UPS ) has risen 2.10% since December 30, 2016 and is uptrending. Among 38 analysts covering Oracle ( NYSE:ORCL ), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. The stock of Tesaro, Inc. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Buy".
  • Erica Garner, Who Became An Activist After Her Father's Death, Dies

    Erica Garner, Who Became An Activist After Her Father's Death, Dies

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    Eric Garner's death was ruled a homicide . Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, had said her daughter's cardiac arrest was triggered by an asthma attack. When her son was born in August, she named him after her father. Erica Garner criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not doing enough, writing in a Huffington Post blog post on the one-year anniversary of her father's death that Cuomo would likely not keep up the battle for civil rights.
  • Drunken man kills father-in-law, holds family hostage in Pakistan

    Drunken man kills father-in-law, holds family hostage in Pakistan

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    According to details, the man named Abdul Rahim is aged around 30 and is also said to be a drug addict. "When the situation occurred we contacted his uncles and other male members of the family, who suggested that Rahim is mentally unstable and often does these things".
  • United States might withhold $255 million aid to Pakistan

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    Trump at the time had said Pakistan "gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror" and vowed the administration would be tougher on the country. Pakistan's military on Thursday warned the USA against the possibility of taking unilateral action against armed groups on its soil, in its strongest response yet to tensions between the two allies.
  • Foster & Motley Inc. Raises Stake in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

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    Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.46 billion market cap company. Grainger, Inc. Albemarle Corporation now has $14.13 billion valuation. Fairfax Fin Hldg Can owns 349,974 shares. Ferguson Wellman has 197,870 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio.
  • British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Acquires £147.21 in Stock

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    American National Insurance Company who had been investing in Macquarie Infrastructure Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.46B market cap company. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 10 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by Morgan Stanley.
  • Turkey, Russia sign S-400 missile defense system deal

    Turkey, Russia sign S-400 missile defense system deal

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    Turkey and Russian Federation have signed an accord on a loan deal for Moscow to supply Ankara with S-400 surface-to-air missiles on December 29 finalizing a deal the two countries have been working on for more than a year. "We will not borrow in dollars in this loan, we will borrow in roubles", Hurriyet newspaper quoted Erdogan as telling reporters on his plane, returning from a trip to Africa.
  • Trump on 2020: Media Needs Me to Win for 'Ratings'

    Trump on 2020: Media Needs Me to Win for 'Ratings'

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    She beat former first lady Michelle Obama , who were followed by Oprah Winfrey , Elizabeth Warren (a possible democratic presidential nominee in 2020), and current first lady Melania Trump. The former president has made it to the top of the list for the past 10 years, while the former presidential candidate has won 16 years in a row. She has held the title 22 times in title, more than anyone else, Gallup said in a release.
  • 2 in custody in connection with Troy murders

    2 in custody in connection with Troy murders

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    Jackie Robinson, a member of the city's African American Pastoral Alliance. "It feels like somebody has ripped us to shreds". Officials have released few details since a property manager who was called to check on their welfare found the bodies Tuesday afternoon in a basement apartment in a house along the Hudson River in Troy , just north of Albany.
  • Egypt says 10 killed in shootout outside Cairo church

    Egypt says 10 killed in shootout outside Cairo church

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    Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that the gunman was shot dead after killing nine people and wounding others, including a police officer. The ministry added that investigators had identified the gunman and that he had carried out several attacks since previous year. The Egyptian president affirmed that these desperate terrorist attempts will not undermine the determination of Egyptians and their national unity, but it will increase their determination to ...
  • Berlin New Year's Eve party sets up safe zone for women

    Berlin New Year's Eve party sets up safe zone for women

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    Many law-abiding Germans were shocked to hear that Cologne's friendly #new year's #Eve festivities two years ago were disrupted by many assaults and robberies, as authorities investigating the worrying incidents believed that women were being specifically targeted.
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attacks in Kabul

    Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attacks in Kabul

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    Isis's Amaaq news agency said the cultural centre had been targeted by Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), the full name of the group's Afghan affiliate, because it was funded by Iran and used to spread Shia beliefs. The Afghan interior ministry said there were three explosions, one of which caused the deaths. "The suicide attack happened in the middle of the meeting, then fire broke out all around and then I don't remember how we got out", said one survivor, Rabia.
  • CBFC Grants U/A Certificate To 'Padmavati',Title May Be Changed To 'Padmavat'

    CBFC Grants U/A Certificate To 'Padmavati',Title May Be Changed To 'Padmavat'

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    Sanjay Leela Bhansali's periodic drama Padmavati has been pulled into several controversies ever since the making of the film came into public view. The Censor Board has prescribed a few changes in the film before it can be released. Union ministers like Uma Bharti have said the director should consult with historians and protestors to review objectionable scenes and delete them.
  • 9 dead after gunmen open fire at Coptic church near Cairo

    9 dead after gunmen open fire at Coptic church near Cairo

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    Two gunmen opened fired outside the Marmina Coptic Orthodox church in Helwan, a neighborhood in south Cairo , Khaled Megahed told reporters. One of the gunmen's victims was a police officer, state television reported. Two police officers were among those killed, reports said. Police guards exchanged fire with the attackers, delaying their approach to the door, he said.
  • Stolen $250K Ferrari from Palm Beach County found in Gainesville

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    The 26-year-old was pulled over at about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday after an officer spotted a black 2017 Ferrari California with stolen license plates driving slowly down the highway. The Gainesville Police Department poked fun at the arrest with a satirical Facebook post offering advice to would-be vehicle thieves. "We were only able to get 10 mpg out of it when we drove it to the station", the post said, before adding, "(That) is a joke.
  • Russian Federation amends law to crack on terrorism

    Russian Federation amends law to crack on terrorism

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    Russian president has called Wednesday's explosion in St. Petersburg a "terror attack", according to local media on Thursday. It did not, however, provide evidence. The Kremlin said earlier this month that a USA tip-off had helped thwart the attack in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries.
  • Zimbabwe Ex-military Leader Who Ousted Mugabe Becomes VP

    Zimbabwe Ex-military Leader Who Ousted Mugabe Becomes VP

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    The local Daily News reports that Mnangagwa's government has given the country's deposed former leader Robert Mugabe an eye-watering exit package which includes benefits commensurate with those of a sitting head of State. Mugabe has been living at his private home in the plush Borrowdale suburb, and the pension entitles him to "payment of a lump sum which is equal or equivalent to the value of the private residence", according to the official government gazette.
  • Trump 'disappointed' in China over North Korea sanctions

    Trump 'disappointed' in China over North Korea sanctions

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    The official said it hadn't been confirmed whether the Sam Jong 2 returned to North Korea after receiving oil from the Lighthouse Winmore . South Korean authorities boarded the ship and interviewed its crew members for allegedly violating United Nations sanctions by transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in October .