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In his address to both houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session+, the President further said that 2018 is an important year for realising the dream of a new India. "In the last three-and-a-half years, the rate of inflation as well as Government's fiscal and current account deficits have, on an average, shown a decline", he said.
  • Trump's bellicose rhetoric on Jerusalem

    Trump's bellicose rhetoric on Jerusalem

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    The incident occurred in the West Bank city of Jericho when Israeli forces used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse dozens of Palestinians protesting the US decision on Jerusalem. While in Cairo last week to take part in a conference organised by Al-Azhar to underline Arab and Muslim commitment to reject the Trump decision on Jerusalem, Abbas told interlocutors who tried to suggest to him that it might be worthwhile to allow a meeting with Pence rather than to close all doors with the ...
  • Spain kicks out Venezuelan ambassador

    Spain kicks out Venezuelan ambassador

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    The "snap" election wouldn't be free or fair, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. "It's not been a democracy for a long time", said Macri. Venezuela's decision came a few days after the European Union imposed a travel ban on the country and sanctioned seven senior Venezuelan officials by freezing their assets.
  • Jury finds Ronald Gasser guilty of manslaughter in Joe McKnight shooting

    Jury finds Ronald Gasser guilty of manslaughter in Joe McKnight shooting

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    The jury instead convicted him of manslaughter, essentially a crime of passion. Shute cited the lack of gun powder on McKnight's body as evidence that McKnight had not been close to Gasser. Authorities said both Gasser and McKnight drove erratically before a confrontation at a traffic stop in Terrytown. But Shute said Gasser had escalated the danger, taking McKnight's driving as a challenge.
  • Man shot dead in Sydney's Australia Day stabbing wanted over sex offences

    Man shot dead in Sydney's Australia Day stabbing wanted over sex offences

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    Police later issued a statement confirming that officers entered the pub at 3.16pm as part of an investigation. 'I was vacuuming here at work and I heard gunshots from a couple of doors away. "So I went outside to see what was happening and it was really chaotic - a whole bunch of police cars, lots of ambulances, just so many police rushing inside the pub".
  • Democrats Reject Trump's Amnesty Deal, However Pocket Concessions on 'Dreamers'

    Democrats Reject Trump's Amnesty Deal, However Pocket Concessions on 'Dreamers'

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    It was also slammed by some conservative groups, which decried the expansion of "amnesty" for illegal immigrants. Republican Senators Cotton and Perdue on Thursday praised the framework. Stephen Legomsky, who was chief counsel at US Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Obama administration, called the plan a "horrendous tradeoff" and predicted Democrats would reject it.
  • Gov. Phil Murphy: New Jersey Will Sue Over Trump Tax Law

    Gov. Phil Murphy: New Jersey Will Sue Over Trump Tax Law

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    Dannel Malloy was high on rhetoric and scanty on details-including exactly when and in what court they would sue to stop the tax law passed in December. Some of the 500 handwritten amendments scrawled by lobbyists in the margins of the bill may offer some clues, Murphy said. "We'd finally be given that chance - an equal right, an equal opportunity - to education that we all deserve", said Hurtado.
  • Milan practice crash kills three and injures dozens

    Milan practice crash kills three and injures dozens

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    At least two main carriages peeled off the rails but were still standing, albeit at an angle. Some passengers remained trapped inside as a team of around 90 firefighters and search-and-rescue units cleared the scene. Tadani was travelling with her 18-year-old daughter, who was injured in the crash but not fatally. That account fits with what witnesses described , which was that the train began to shake violently before the impact.
  • Cape Town to run out of water within weeks

    Cape Town to run out of water within weeks

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    After years of drought, dam levels are now at 17.2% of usable water, but that still hasn't prevented some people from cutting their water use. She does not believe people will comply, and Day Zero will be around April 12. The minister said critics like Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and DA leader Mmusi Maimane were trying to absolve themselves of their responsibilities in the management of the water crisis.
  • Department of Justice Steps Up Pressure on Sanctuary Cities

    Department of Justice Steps Up Pressure on Sanctuary Cities

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    Durkan joined several other mayors across the United States in a defiant fight with the Justice Department , which threatened Wednesday to deny an important public safety grant worth millions of USA dollars from the federal government. "I want to know what Mayor Harp would say to the families of the two murder officers by an illegal immigrant". Earlier this month, federal immigration agents raided almost 100 7-Eleven stores around the country targeting undocumented workers, including ...
  • RAW: AZ police pursuit ends in massive crash

    RAW: AZ police pursuit ends in massive crash

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    He stopped at a red light and kept driving after law enforcement rammed his Jeep. The SUV rolled over and 31-year-old Mitchell Timothy Taebel was arrested at gunpoint after he got out of the vehicle, waved his arms and yelled at bystanders, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a statement.
  • Acclaimed Author Ursula K. Le Guin Dead At 88

    Acclaimed Author Ursula K. Le Guin Dead At 88

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    Le Guin's most famous works include A Wizard of Earthsea , the first in a series about a world in which magic is language-driven and scientifically precise. In her fantasy worlds, morality is inseparable from grammar; stones have longer thoughts than people; eloquence can be weaponised. She went to Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and received a Masters from Columbia University in NY.
  • Fierce fighting between Turkish-led forces, Kurdish fighters in Afrin

    Fierce fighting between Turkish-led forces, Kurdish fighters in Afrin

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    The US military operates bases in Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria but not in or near Afrin . "For us, the United States has a moral obligation to protect the democracy in this area", Mohamed told reporters in Washington. Turkish soldiers are seen with their armored vehicles near Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay, Turkey, on January 23, 2018. Turkish artillery on Tuesday pounded targets of the YPG inside Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.
  • Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead

    Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead

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    Oscar Guillamondegui is medical director of trauma at the Nashville hospital and says they treated five males whose ages ranged from 15 to 18. During the shooting , around 14 students suffered gunshot wounds and five others sustained other injuries.
  • Indian Commemorative Summit 2018: Vietnam PM arrives

    Indian Commemorative Summit 2018: Vietnam PM arrives

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    Sixty-eight years on, India has again invited an Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, to grace the occasion. The event is significant as India is desirous on changing its "Look East" policy to an "Act East" policy. "The future lies in eastern economies, which are largely dependent on agriculture". 2017 was a year that witnessed many milestones in the ASEAN - India relationship, with the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the dialogue partnership, the 15th anniversary of the summit ...
  • Police arrest suspected rapist, killer of Zainab Ansari

    Police arrest suspected rapist, killer of Zainab Ansari

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    The brutal killing of Zainab Ansari, whose body was left in a rubbish dump in Kasur , east Pakistan , after she was snatched while on her way to a class, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around the country. TV channels aired the photo alongside pictures of her lifeless body abandoned on a heap of garbage in her home city of Kasur . However, heavy contingent of police reached the scene and cordoned off the area.
  • Canada confirms Trans Pacific Partnership deal reached

    Canada confirms Trans Pacific Partnership deal reached

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    More: Among Canada's issues was its desire for an exemption that it said was needed to protect Canadian cultural products from the effects. Assuming the deal is signed - and trade minister Steven Ciobo was quick to stress "it's never a done deal until everyone's ink's drying" - it will be without the United States.
  • Ramaphosa to woo investors at WEF

    Ramaphosa to woo investors at WEF

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    Under the theme of Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World , the WEF this year wants to address the current pressure on the economic dependency that has existed between different countries since the end of the 20th century. Criticized in past years for not representing women, the WEF appointed seven female co-chairs this year, including Christine Lagarde , the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM.
  • Sports doctor back in court to hear from assault victims

    Sports doctor back in court to hear from assault victims

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    Chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley submitted their resignations effective immediately. He was asked after scores of women read statements during Nassar's sentencing hearing in an Ingham County courtroom saying they were sexually abused by the former doctor.
  • Senate passes deal to end government shutdown

    Senate passes deal to end government shutdown

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    But support fell short in the Senate , at just 50-49, with the majority of Democrats and a handful of Republicans voting against advancing the short-term spending bill. But a senior member of Trump's own Republican party rejected the idea. Democrats have sought to use the spending bill to win concessions, including protections for roughly 700,000 so-called Dreamers brought illegally to the U.S.as children.
  • Facebook to use surveys to boost 'trustworthy' news

    Facebook to use surveys to boost 'trustworthy' news

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    In a Facebook post on Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that starting this week, the popular social platform will rank the trustworthiness of news articles based on the opinion of users. Some of these changes include prioritising "trustworthy" news as well as cutting back on public posts that people see in their feeds. "We could try to make that decision ourselves, but that's not something we were comfortable with".