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The name of Finmeccanica was dropped by Italian prosecutors in July 2014, as AgustaWestland agreed to pay 7.5 million as settlement. He was at the helm of AgustaWestland when the deal for the VVIP choppers was struck in 2010. Both appealed against the conviction, while the prosecution appealed against the acquittal on the corruption charge. The development comes after Italy's top court had ordered the retrial of the two CEOs, who were convicted in 2016 for paying bribes worth Rs 423 crore to ...
  • 32 missing, including 30 Iranians, in sea collision in China

    32 missing, including 30 Iranians, in sea collision in China

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    The ministry says 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis on the tanker Sanchi are unaccounted for following the collision late Saturday with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal . "At present, the only thing to be done is make the best effort to not allow the oil to spread to other places". South Korean petrochemical company Hanwha Total Co., a 50-50 partnership between the Seoul-based Hanwha Group and French oil giant Total, said in an email to the AP it had contracted the Sanchi to ...
  • Swaraj credits PM Modi for India's increasing dominance

    Swaraj credits PM Modi for India's increasing dominance

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    Ms Swaraj added that India's trade agreements with Asean were among the most ambitious with any region. "Our diaspora provides a platform for a stronger relationship between India and ASEAN countries", she said. He cited the Amaravati project, the proposed capital city of Andhra Pradesh , where planners from Singapore helped devise the master plan, as "an example of what we can do together", the Straits Times reported.
  • Friends and family identify victims of wrong-way crash in Yolo County

    Friends and family identify victims of wrong-way crash in Yolo County

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    The woman driving the 2013 Chevrolet was the sole occupant, but the Dodge was carrying five people, three women and two men. The Sacramento Bee reports the Yolo County Coroner's office will release the identities of the victims. At least six people were killed in a fiery crash involving a driver going the wrong way along Interstate 5 in Northern California. The devices are not installed along Interstate 5 in Yolo County, where the crash occurred.
  • Evacuations Ordered in Santa Barbara County Burn Scar Areas Ahead of Storm

    Evacuations Ordered in Santa Barbara County Burn Scar Areas Ahead of Storm

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    An evacuation warning has been issued for areas south of HIghway 192 to the ocean and east of Hot Springs Road/Olive Mill Road to Highway 150 and the county line. The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the SBCC cafeteria, 721 Cliff Dr., and evacuees can park in Lot 1B. Weather forecast for Santa Barbara through Wednesday.
  • What Does Mueller Want With Ivanka Trump?

    What Does Mueller Want With Ivanka Trump?

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    The investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation already includes a close look at whether Trump's actions as president constitute an effort to impede that investigation. "Even if you thought that this [meeting] was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad ..., and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately", Wolff quotes Bannon in his book.
  • NYC reports fewest number of traffic fatalities since 1910

    NYC reports fewest number of traffic fatalities since 1910

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    Pedestrian fatalities dropped 32 percent past year, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement made earlier today. While pedestrian deaths are down, deaths among cyclists, motorcyclists and people in motor vehicles all actually increased from 2016 to 2017.
  • Sudanese student killed in protests against bread price rise

    Sudanese student killed in protests against bread price rise

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    To quell anti-austerity protests in Khartoum, Sudanese security forces in September 2013 carried out a brutal crackdown on the peaceful demonstration, killing almost two hundred protesters say human rights groups or 86 people according to government figures.
  • Hot air balloons in Luxor's sky

    Hot air balloons in Luxor's sky

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    Ten hot air balloon flights took off Saturday, carrying about 200 tourists, a source in Al-Qurna airport for balloons said, adding that the number of daily flights reached 22. News Corp Australia named the other four Australians involved as Melbourne pair Montanna Leveque, 20, and River Kano, 21, 24-year-old Emma Forster from Alice Springs and Morgan Adams of Victoria.
  • Syrian government escalates bombing campaign over last-remaining rebel strongholds

    Syrian government escalates bombing campaign over last-remaining rebel strongholds

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    The Syrian government and its allied forces are closing in on the largest remaining rebel-held territory in the country, forcing thousands of civilians to flee towards the border with Turkey in wintry conditions. Syrian rebels captured the region, which borders Turkey, from President Bashar Assad's regime in 2015. SOHR believes the explosion was caused by either a auto bomb or a drone attack that targeted the headquarters of a rebel group that operates in Idlib province.
  • Iconic French singer France Gall dies at 70

    Iconic French singer France Gall dies at 70

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    French President Emmanuel Macron wrote in a tweet that Gall "lasted through time thanks to her sincerity and generosity" leaving "songs known to all French". She retired from recording and performing in 1997, following the death from cystic fibrosis of their eldest child, Pauline. The rights to Comme d'Habitude were bought by the singer-songwriter Paul Anka after he heard it by chance while staying in Paris.
  • United States helicopter forced to land on small island in Okinawa

    United States helicopter forced to land on small island in Okinawa

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    According to the report, the "rotor appeared to be spinning too fast". However, an Okinawa police spokesperson told the news agency that they don't know the cause and the incident is "still under investigation". In separate incidents last month, parts fell from US military helicopters onto schools in Okinawa. He called on the United States military to operate its aircraft safely.
  • European Union mourns death of former Commissioner Peter Sutherland

    European Union mourns death of former Commissioner Peter Sutherland

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    Sutherland was born in Dublin in 1946. "Peter was dedicated to his family and I extend my honest condolences to Maruja, Shane, Natalia and Ian, his wider family and his wide circle of friends around the world". President Michael D Higgins says Mr Sutherland was a passionate European, committed to peaceful co-operation and integration. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described Peter Sutherland as "a true European".
  • Pence to Visit Israel, Egypt, Jordan

    Pence to Visit Israel, Egypt, Jordan

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    Pence plans to leave Washington on January 19 and arrive in Egypt on January 20 to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Combating terrorism and improving the USA national security were among the key topics of the visit, said the statement.
  • GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation

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    In their letter, the two called on the Justice Department to investigate Christopher Steele for what they alleged were false statements Steele made about how the dossier was circulated. Democrats then took over funding the investigation after he was nominated. "And we handed over our relevant bank records - while drawing the line at a fishing expedition for the records of companies we work for that have nothing to do with the Trump case".
  • Hoax threat against school in Virginia worries parents, police in Methuen

    Hoax threat against school in Virginia worries parents, police in Methuen

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    William Hickey with the Lancaster City Police Department. In the post, the person makes a threat against "MHS", prompting a response from schools in Chesterfield County, Monroe and Mooresville. Officials with the Albemarle County Police Department in Virginia tell WTVR that a juvenile suspect has been taken into custody and that charges are pending.
  • Pakistani newspaper's New Year calendar features Hafiz Saeed

    Pakistani newspaper's New Year calendar features Hafiz Saeed

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    Palestinian diplomat Walid Abu Ali was recalled by his government last week after India raised strong objection to his presence at a rally organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) to protest the U.S. Palestine has reinstated its ambassador to Pakistan after he was recalled for attending a rally organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) to protest the USA decision on Jerusalem, Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) chairman said on Sunday.
  • Mitt Romney was reportedly treated for prostate cancer previous year

    Mitt Romney was reportedly treated for prostate cancer previous year

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    Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California", the source said. The former MA governor and presidential candidate has a home in Utah and deep ties to the state, including through his Mormon faith. Trump and Romney spoke by phone last week. Romeny updated his location on his Twitter profile after Hatch's retirement announcement, in a move widely seen as preparatory for a Senate run.
  • Nikki Haley Defends Trump Tweet Comparing Nuclear Button Sizes With North Korea

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    While the upcoming Olympic Games in South Korea will likely come up, so will the north's surprising new power , as the nation's ability to build and launch nuclear warheads has advanced beyond predictions quite quickly . Pyongyang objects to these joint drills as "rehearsals for invasion" of North Korea. She said before the United States would engage in serious talks with North Korea, Pyongyang would have to end its missile tests "for a significant amount of time" and be willing to discuss ...
  • Reshuffle chaos as Conservatives delete tweet mistakenly announcing Chris Grayling as Chairman

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    The Times' Sam Coates reports that Conservative Party staff tweeted the false news about Grayling and sent a Whatsapp message to MPs announcing the news on the basis of media speculation. James Brokenshire is resigning from the role citing ill health. Sajid Javid has had his responsibility for housing added to his existing Cabinet title in a sign of the issue's increasing political importance.
  • U.S. hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

    U.S. hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

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    In a year marked by deadly hurricanes, catastrophic floods, devastating wildfires and drought, the United States spent a record $308 billion cleaning up. Another expert, University of Georgia meteorology professor Marshall Shepherd, said that "while we have to be careful about knee-jerk cause-effect discussions, the National Academy of Science and recent peer-reviewed literature continue to show that some of today's extremes have climate change fingerprints on them".
  • CAT 2017 results declared, here's how you can download the score card

    CAT 2017 results declared, here's how you can download the score card

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    There were 231,067 students who had applied for the exam and only 199,632 candidates appeared for CAT 2017 . Meanwhile, reports claimed that 20 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017. India has 20 IIMs admitting almost 4,000 students into their flagship two-year management programs. Interestingly, CAT 2017 has also witnessed the same number of candidates achieving 100 percentile.
  • Egyptian presidential contender pulls out of race

    Egyptian presidential contender pulls out of race

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    Election proceedings are to begin no later than 120 days before the end date of the current presidential term on June 7, 2018, and results will be announced no later than 30 days before the end of the current presidential term. However, Ali is now awaiting a final verdict for a previous sentencing of three months in prison for offending public decency after making an "obscene hand gesture" during a demonstration outside the State Council headquarters in January 2017.
  • Egypt denies report on acceptance of US Jerusalem move

    Egypt denies report on acceptance of US Jerusalem move

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    The Times said Megahed confirmed that the conversation occurred. The report said that Kholi told the talk show hosts that the Palestinian threat to spark a third intifada against Israel in response to Trump's statement would be bad for Egypt since it would "revive the Islamists and Hamas ".
  • Sheriff: No apparent link between Moore accusation, fire

    Sheriff: No apparent link between Moore accusation, fire

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    A GoFundMe campaign for Johnson had raised almost $175,000 as of Monday morning. Tina's home burned down and she lost everything. Speaking about the generous donations, Johnson said that she is grateful for the people who have come forward to help her.
  • Axios: Trump's official West Wing schedule getting shorter

    Axios: Trump's official West Wing schedule getting shorter

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    To be fair to Trump , days he is travelling are a little longer, the schedule suggests - although on one day he entered the Oval Office at 11am, before taking an hour's lunch, then more executive time at 1.30pm. This summary of his schedule for this Thursday is particularly amusing: "Policy Time" at 11am, then "Executive Time" at 12pm, then lunch for an hour, then more "Executive Time" from 1:30pm.
  • AMU PhD scholar from JK's Kupwara joins Hizbul Mujahideen

    AMU PhD scholar from JK's Kupwara joins Hizbul Mujahideen

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    Earlier in the day, the Uttar Pradesh Police had conducted raids at the university in search of Wani, who went missing a few days back. Police sources here said that the cops were also trying to ascertain if Mannan was in touch with some others since his disappearance.
  • Pierce County, Wash. sheriff's deputy, shot, killed

    Pierce County, Wash. sheriff's deputy, shot, killed

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    Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer identified the deputy as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney, of Yelm. Two suspects were involved, one of whom was also shot and died at the scene, the sheriff's office said. Police said a manhunt was under way for the second suspect. Another suspect is still at large. All roads around the area reopened around 6:40 a.m., except for 200th Street East which will remain closed from 42nd Avenue to 50th Avenue while police continue their ...
  • Twitter explains why it won't ban Donald Trump

    Twitter explains why it won't ban Donald Trump

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    Twitter's post came after President Trump made a provacative tweet on Tuesday night which seemed to threaten nuclear action against North Korea. In a short blog post , the company said blocking a world leader would undermine its role as a service advancing what it called a "public conversation".
  • Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning US House

    Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning US House

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    Steyer, who also said he will not personally run for office, added that he will also continue his national campaign calling for impeachment. "He's running. As in Virginia, where NextGen spent $2 million to register and turn out young voters, Steyer wanted to put his money behind voter mobilization to get Republicans out of office, and it would take 24 Republican defeats to flip the House.
  • Israel supports gradual funding cut to United Nations agency for Palestinians

    Israel supports gradual funding cut to United Nations agency for Palestinians

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    On Friday, in a report denied by a State Department official, the Axios news site said Washington had frozen $125 million in funding for UNRWA. His office said he "supports President Trump's critical attitude towards UNRWA and believes practical steps need to be taken in order to change the fact that UNRWA is being used to entrench the Palestinian refugee problem instead of solving it".
  • Longford to endure freezing temperatures as Met Éireann issues 'Status Orange' warning

    Longford to endure freezing temperatures as Met Éireann issues 'Status Orange' warning

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    The forecaster said Sunday night will be dry and clear but very cold, with severe air and ground frost returning. The warning is valid from 21.00 tonight (07.01.2018) and remains in effect until 10.00 on Monday. Frost is expected in many areas, but on the fringes of the east coast, temperatures will stay just above freezing. This follows a Yellow cold weather warning by the experts, when temperatures hit between -4 and -5 degrees in the early hours of Sunday morning.
  • Trump admin ending protections for Salvadorans

    Trump admin ending protections for Salvadorans

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    Administration officials have said TPS is supposed to provide a temporary haven for victims, not a permanent status in the United States. The Trump administration will not extend the Temporary Protected Status program, which has allowed almost 200,000 Salvadorans to stay in the US legally, according to a report Monday.
  • How Trump's wall pledge is complicating a DACA bill for 'Dreamers'

    How Trump's wall pledge is complicating a DACA bill for 'Dreamers'

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    Trump sounded more upbeat Saturday as he huddled with Republican leaders at Camp David. "So important", Trump said. Trump also wants to dismantle the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which allows people hailing from countries underrepresented in the U.S.to win a visa to the country, as well as what he derogatorily terms "chain immigration" that lets naturalized citizens petition for family members to enter the U.S.
  • Former housing minister named Conservative Party chairman

    Former housing minister named Conservative Party chairman

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    The role of chairman will see Lewis take responsibility for party administration, oversee the Conservative Campaign Headquarters and join the Cabinet as a minister without portfolio. Update (1255 GMT): Kuenssberg tweets confirmation that Brandon Lewis is appointed as chairman and James Cleverly to be appointed as deputy. She is reportedly preparing to move or sack at least half a dozen cabinet ministers on Monday, ahead of a shake-up of junior ministers on Tuesday.
  • USA faces criticism at UNSC for exploiting situation in Iran

    USA faces criticism at UNSC for exploiting situation in Iran

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    Nearly a week of sometimes violent protests left at least 22 people dead, with Iranian authorities accusing the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia of involvement. "The current US administration has crossed every limit in flouting rules and principles of worldwide law governing the civilized conduct of global relations", Khoshroo said in a letter to the UN Security Council and to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
  • Mostly cloudy, with highs around 48 — Sunday weather

    Mostly cloudy, with highs around 48 — Sunday weather

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    Humidity will increase dramatically in the coming days, with high percentages in the 90s expected Monday . Temperatures go back up Tuesday and Wednesday before another cold front moves into the area on Thursday . South southeast wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. Widespread haze. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 50. Wind: SW/NW 20 miles per hour.
  • Trump boasts of being 'a very stable genius'

    Trump boasts of being 'a very stable genius'

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    I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try). "I think that's well recognised". The book includes a claim that concerns about Trump's mental fitness are shared even among his top aides.