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Usually when elections are due within a period of six months, the states are combined and a joint announcement is made. Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Since the terms of the Gujarat and the Himachal Pradesh assemblies are ending in January, it was expected that like in 2012, the poll schedule for the two states would be announced together.
  • US, Israel quit United Nations heritage agency citing bias

    US, Israel quit United Nations heritage agency citing bias

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    Commenting on the move, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as "a courageous and moral decision". "President Trump's decision is fearless and moral, because UNESCO has become a theatre of the absurd and because, rather than preserve history, it distorts it", the statement said.
  • Kelly: My Job Is Not to 'Control' Trump

    Kelly: My Job Is Not to 'Control' Trump

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    Kelly noted that his current position is "the hardest job I've ever had". Asked by a reporter if he was frustrated at all, Kelly said, "No, I'm not frustrated". All of you. Not all of you, but many of you. "Some person that works way down inside an office or - Well, just develop some better sources", he said.
  • Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas sign reconciliation deal in major breakthrough

    Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas sign reconciliation deal in major breakthrough

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    According to the agreement, the Western-backed Palestinian Authority will resume all governing responsibilities in Gaza no later than December 1. Repeated reconciliation attempts have failed since 2007. Fatah official said the Palestinian president is planning to visit Gaza Strip within a month as part of the unity bid in what would be his first visit in a decade.
  • Daesh 'White Widow' Reportedly Killed in Syria

    Daesh 'White Widow' Reportedly Killed in Syria

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    Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, told the Guardian , "I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this". Given her penchant for encouraging terror attacks in the West, she was nicknamed Mrs Terror. Azadeh Moaveni, author of the book Lipstick Jihad , said that Jones had been one of Islamic State's "most iconic recruiters".
  • Ophelia becomes 10th hurricane of 2017 season

    Ophelia becomes 10th hurricane of 2017 season

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    A slow northeast drift is expected Wednesday night and Thursday, followed by an acceleration to the east / northeast. Ophelia, located almost 800 miles southwest of the Azores, has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and was moving southeast at 6 mph, the hurricane center said .
  • Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout

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    On Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara announced it had suspended non-immigrant visa services at all diplomatic facilities in Turkey . "We have felt at home during this visit to Serbia", Erdogan said. The statement also specifically alluded to American citizens applying for visas from within the USA, and was not clear whether it applied to those applying from other countries.
  • Spain's Socialist party agrees with gov't to ask Catalonia to clarify

    Spain's Socialist party agrees with gov't to ask Catalonia to clarify

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    Following his declaration to Parliament, Puigdemont and his allies signed an Independence declaration outside the chamber, but its legal validity was unclear. However, Rajoy did not specify whether Madrid would assume direct control of Catalonia. At stake is the future of a region of 7.5 million people deeply divided over Independence, one of Spain's economic powerhouses, whose drive to break away has raised concern for stability in the European Union.
  • Senior diplomats of S. Korea, US to discuss NK nuke issue

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    In an obvious show of force over the continued missile activities of North Korea, led by Kim Jong Un, the U.S. military has flown two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula . While US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reiterated this week that diplomacy along with global economic sanctions would remain the leading element of US strategy towards blunting North Korea, military options were being prepared.
  • After Delhi's full ban, Chhattisgarh says no to loud firecrackers this Diwali

    After Delhi's full ban, Chhattisgarh says no to loud firecrackers this Diwali

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    The Supreme Court had on Monday said that its order of last November banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region would continue till October 31, in an effort to check pollution during the festival of lights. For those whose agenda of celebrating Diwali is only to burst firecrackers, have not arranged for the stock in advance and are residing in Delhi-NCR, they can still search different websites on the internet and try out their luck by ordering firecrackers online.
  • Boy Scouts to let girls join, earn Eagle Scout rank

    Boy Scouts to let girls join, earn Eagle Scout rank

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    Existing packs may choose to establish a new girl pack, establish a pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens or remain an all-boy pack. It hopes to have the program in place in 2019. And deliberations about opening its membership to girls drew a heated letter from the Girl Scouts of America, which has also seen its membership decline in recent years.
  • New details on Las Vegas gunman before the mass shooting

    New details on Las Vegas gunman before the mass shooting

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    LAS VEGAS Law enforcement authorities today made a significant change to the timeline of the Las Vegas mass shooting , saying the gunman shot a hotel security guard before he opened fire on concertgoers. They described how they got in Paddock's room and also told about the weapons they found inside the hotel suite. However, Lombardo said that investigators believe that Paddock was " not occupying the room between those days ".
  • Govt, TEPCO ordered to pay damages

    Govt, TEPCO ordered to pay damages

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    As John Matthews reports for NPR's Newscast unit from Tokyo, the court decided that "the government and the utility failed to act on a 2002 report that predicted a 20 percent chance of a major quake triggering a tsunami in the following 30 years".
  • EPA Announces It Will Repeal Clean Power Plan

    EPA Announces It Will Repeal Clean Power Plan

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    The Clean power plant policy was implemented in 2015, and its goal is to reduce the carbon footprint of America to 2005 level until 2030. Back in March, Trump signed an executive order instructing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to get rid of the Clean Power Plan .
  • Dianne Feinstein: 'We need a law' banning bump stocks on firearms

    Dianne Feinstein: 'We need a law' banning bump stocks on firearms

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    Feinstein is the oldest USA senator but among several octogenarians, including Republicans Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Richard Shelby, Jim Inhofe, Pat Roberts and John McCain. Now that Feinstein has announced her intentions, the political future of one other long-serving senator remains unknown. Sen. With the political winds seeming to shift in her favor, Ms.
  • Explosion at gas station in Ghana leaves six dead

    Explosion at gas station in Ghana leaves six dead

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    While authorities will deal with the backlash and politics of regulation later on, in the meantime, they have responded quickly with over 200 law enforcement and fire service personnel deployed to the blast zone. "This is a busy interchange and one of the main routes out of the city", she said. A petition asking lawmakers to "set up rules and regulations for safer filling stations away from businesses, schools and residential areas" has been signed by more than 1,000 people within hours.
  • Aamir ruled out of Lanka ODI series

    Aamir ruled out of Lanka ODI series

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    Pakistan suffered a major setback ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka when the fast bowler M Aamir was ruled out of the five-match series due to a stress injury in his right shin. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Dimuth Karunaratne scored his seventh Test Century, and scored unbeaten 133 runs at Stumps . Karunaratne started to make partnership with different players and gave his wicket in 6th in number which means, he played with five different players in the match though he was an ...
  • All Rohingya to be shifted to mega refugee camp

    All Rohingya to be shifted to mega refugee camp

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    But a post on the page of the office of army chief Min Aung Hlaing said blazes at seven houses in a Rohingya village early Wednesday were started by an "Einu" or a militant from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). Bloody riots in 2012 forced over 100,000 Rohingya to flee to refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh, where many still live. The Rohingya, a stateless mostly Muslim ethnic minority, have long faced persecution in Rakhine in northern Myanmar (Burma).
  • Vehicle hits pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum

    Vehicle hits pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum

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    The area was cordoned off Saturday by heavily armed police, according to video posted on social media. Mark added: 'I think everyone seems to be just trying to carry on as normal because no one knows what is happening'. BST on October 7. Photographs showed a dented silver auto and a man being pinned to the ground outside the museum. The ambulance service sent multiple resources to the scene, including its hazardous area response team, ambulance crews, paramedics in fast response cars and ...