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PM Modi announces sops for housing sector, rural India, MSMEs

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Having reversed the order, starting with punishment and ending with kind words and praise, will the PM prove that Indian tradition is not all that it is cracked up to be? "In this fight against corruption and black money, it is clear that you would like to walk shoulder to shoulder with us (the government)", PM Modi said, speaking in Hindi. Read More »

Russian Federation denies reports of retaliation against new U.S. sanctions

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Russian Federation also ordered the closure of a U.S. embassy vacation house, located about 16 kilometers west of Moscow, CNN reported. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, has hit back at claims that authorities were planning to close an American school in Moscow in an act of retribution for wide-ranging USA measures against Russia, announced Thursday. Read More »

Zaha rejects England to play for Ivory Coast

Zaha, a former England worldwide who earned two caps for Three Lions is eligible to play for The Elephants since his appearances for 1966 World Champions were friendlies. "His profile is similar to Gervinho's". The Elephants head to a training camp in Abu Dhabi on 2 January, with Dussuyer adding: "One of the challenges facing us in camp will be that some of the players will be rested and others - those playing in England - will be exhausted and in need of some rest". Read More »

China's 1st aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea

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Taiwan's Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan warned of increased threats from rival China a day after Beijing's first aircraft carrier was detected sailing across the East China Sea. China and Taiwan have over the years tried to poach each other's allies, often dangling generous aid packages in front of developing nations. "They are having to build it from scratch ... Read More »

Prince George Eating a Candy Cane After Church Will Make Your Day

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Kate's sister and brother Pippa and James Middleton met them at the church. It is reportedly the first time in 28 years the Queen has not attended the Christmas church service. "They are an inspiration to those who know them", the queen said in her videotaped Christmas message as she sat at a desk near a fireplace in the Regency room of Buckingham Palace. Read More »

Philippines: Severe tropical storm expected to make Christmas landfall

The typhoon is packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 255km/h. Typhoon Nock-Ten crashed into the Philippines on Christmas Day, putting a dampener on celebrations in Asia's largest Catholic nation. Officials in Bicol peninsula had announced earlier that almost half a million people in the region were in harm's way and needed to be evacuated. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council raised its alert status to red from blue, with ... Read More »

Japanese destroyer spots China's Liaoning aircraft carrier fleet

Officials say this is the first appearance of a Chinese aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean. The Defense Ministry announced late Friday that the Liaoning carrier group conducted the drills in the Yellow Sea in recent days, adding that the group "as a next step will conduct scheduled cross-sea training and tests". Read More »

Jets embarrassed by Patriots on Christmas Eve

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Ironically enough, the Jets have won three of their four games this season on the road, including their last win which came a few weeks ago at San Francisco. Bilal Powell will likely start again in his place. Brady admitteed "he wasn't the first option". He is the 30th player to reach the 300-field goal mark. Read More »

Cleveland Browns Win First Game, Could Lose First Overall Pick in Draft

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The Browns avoided the second 0-16 season in National Football League history with a win in Week 16. Robert Griffin III threw for 164 yards in his fourth start of the season. The defense did its job to stay in front, holding Rivers and Co.in check for most of the second half, although closing things out was far from easy. Read More »

Russians bidding farewell to slain Ambassador Karlov in Moscow

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In light of the two incidents in the country's capital city within the last few hours, it was made a decision to shut down all USA missions in Turkey. Andrei Karlov's coffin was returned to Russian Federation after a ceremony at Esenboga airport, attended by senior officials and an honour guard of six Turkish soldiers. Read More »

German police arrest two over mall attack plot

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The Kosovo-born brothers are 31 and 28 years old. The two terror suspects were captured early on Friday morning after a raid on a property where they were living. Centro is one of Germany's biggest malls, with more than 250 shops. Police have been hunting for a Tunisian suspect, identified as Anis Amri, whose fingerprints were found inside the truck. Read More »

Police kill Berlin market attacker in Milan

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The main suspect in the attack - Anis Amri was shot dead by police in Milan in the early hours of this morning. Prosecutors released a European wanted notice with two photos of the dark-haired, brown-eyed suspect and offering a reward of 100,000 euros for information leading to the arrest of Amri, who they warned "could be violent and armed". Read More »

China returns seized United States naval drone despite Trump call to 'keep it'

Tensions began last week after a Chinese naval ship grabbed the drone just as the Bowditch , a USA oceanographic survey vessel, prepared to retrieve it. China took around three months in 2001 to return a US military intelligence plane making an emergency landing on Hainan Island after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet, putting bilateral relations on ice. Read More »

Auto bomb in Turkey kills 13 soldiers and wounds dozens of people

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A bus has exploded outside a university in the central Turkish city of Kayseri, leaving an unspecified number of casualties . "We stand by the people of Turkey". Erdogan's accusations come amid a fierce crackdown against anyone who supports the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party, or HDP, which Ankara accuses of acting as the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, political arm. Read More »

Philippines Duterte Says 'Bye, Bye' to US, Its Aid

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Prepare for the eventual repeal or the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement... The US-led MCC has deferred voting for the re-selection of the Philippines for a second round of grant over "concerns around rule of law and civil liberties" under the Duterte administration. Read More »

New York And Boston Could Approach Record Lows In Arctic Chill

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The clouds will prevent temperatures from tanking overnight but the trade off is the chance of snow late tonight and early Friday morning. Boston's morning low of 4 degrees Fahrenheit was the coldest since this date since 1883, when the mercury dipped to 1 Fahrenheit (minus 17 Celsius), according to the National Weather Service. Read More »

Facebook to launch live 360 video Support very soon on its platform

We're excited to combine these two formats with Live 360 video. The behemoth Facebook launched this video facility a year ago and allowed its users to have an easy access to videos, which increased its popularity a lot. Instagram , owned by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), has unveiled a live broadcasting feature which enables users to show their followers what they are up to in real time. Read More »

US, S. Korea, Japan vow cooperation over N. Korea sanctions

The report specifically mentioned the South as a target for North Korean forces, as Kim offered advice on a "guerilla warfare" invasion of the country's southern neighbor and rival. North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon, a senior USA military official said Thursday, adding that while the US believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target. Read More »

Carter says 3 key Islamic State militants killed in Syria

The two men were traveling in a auto with a third individual, Walid Hamman, when they were targeted. In all, the attacks killed 130 people. This news story is related to Latest/171593-Syria-strike-kills-three-IS-operatives-some-involved-in-Paris-attacks-Pentagon/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne. Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Rogue Electors

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But what does that mean for our country? Re " State's electors should vote GOP " (Letters, Dec. 8): Tom Bowman stated, "The election is lost for Hillary Clinton", and asked electors to "vote for a reasonable, qualified Republican". Lessig concluded his remarks with the statement: "What's good for the elephant (the Republican) is good for the donkey (the Democrat)". 'If we can not use the Electoral College as a deliberative process. Read More »

New Italian coalition government to be sworn in

Palace official Ugo Zampetti told reporters Gentiloni would be sworn in as premier with the rest of his new Cabinet later Monday night. Mr Gentiloni said he would keep economist Pier Carlo Padoan as finance minister and continue Mr Renzi's strategy of trying to get Italy's flat economy growing again. Read More »

Forget Croker: Brooks rumoured for Trump's inauguration

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Donald Trump's Inauguration may be devoid of the normal celebrity speeches, appearances and performances, and Trump's team is desperate. President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural committee announced several days of planned events for inauguration, which will take place on January 20. Read More »

Minister assures Falcons on entitlements

Mohammed Sanusi , the NFF's secretary general, said various measures were being taken to find a permanent solution to the issue of owing players and coaches. She also won it in the year 1999 and 2004. He said: "Personally, I don't want this achievement to be rubbished with whatever challenges we are facing because one thing that will stand to the end is our achievements". Read More »

Colombia plane crash: Airline's licence suspended

The aircraft had reported electrical problems and declared an emergency minutes earlier as it neared its destination, Medellin airport officials said. In addition, there was no explosion upon impact, pointing to a scarcity of fuel. Brazil legend Pele has been left devastated by the Chapecoense air tragedy just like the rest of the world. Read More »

Donald Trump Tweets 'SNL' Is 'Unwatchable' After Alec Baldwin Sketch On Tweets

And though Baldwin has stated that he doesn't think he'll be portraying Trump much longer, the future president's anger and inability to ignore the show keep Baldwin relevant. It is a totally one-sided, biased show - nothing amusing at all . Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back - on Twitter was posted in World of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on December 04, 2016 and was last updated on December 04, 2016. Read More »

Dutch politician Wilders guilty of inciting hatred

Prosecutors say that Wilders, who in 2011 was acquitted at another hate speech trial for his outspoken criticism of Islam, overstepped the limits of free speech by specifically targeting Moroccans. "We'll take care of it". He has long insisted that his comments about immigrants are attempts to point out flaws in Dutch society and that prosecutors were trying to curtail freedom of speech. Read More »

Right to the end, Trump campaign spent less than Clinton's

Suprun and the GOP's other electors signed pledges at the state Republican convention in Dallas this summer promising to vote for their party's nominee, but those aren't legally binding. Suprun said he was waiting to see if other electors will revolt and rally behind a Trump alternative like Kasich. Some used the personal touch- with handwritten letters to Avallone. Read More »

Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS

One source in direct contact with the Trump transition team told the Washington Free Beacon that Kelly brings direct experience with Iran's infiltration of South America. Trump is considering disgraced general and former Central Intelligence Agency head David Petraeus to join his cabinet. Retired Gen. Jim Mattis was officially named Tuesday night to be the next secretary of defense. Read More »

Tamil Nadu Lost A Great Leader In Jayalalithaa: MRF Tyres CMD

All roads leading to Rajaji Hall grounds were bustling with crowds of people who did not mind taking a long walk with public transport, barring trains, remaining off the roads. She was taken there from her Poes Garden residence. O Panneerselvam, who had previously held the finance portfolio in the state, was sworn in as chief minister soon after her death. Read More »

Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms

Ray Kelly told reporters Monday some of the victims texted relatives, "I'm going to die", and "I love you". After an overnight delay, the hard work of searching for bodies resumed at 9 a.m. She recalled "just being hit in the face by black smoke that I was immediately blinded by and made my eyes water". "Our condolences go out to family and friends". Read More »

Italian president ask prime minister to delay resignation

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The departure of an Italian Prime Minister rarely triggers elections. Q: What about the longer-term? Renzi, who had spent an hour with Mattarella earlier to discuss his options, arrived by vehicle at the Quirinale Palace, the historical presidential residence that used to house popes and sits on the highest of Rome's seven hills. Read More »

Justin Ross Harris Sentencing for Murder in Son's Hot Car Death

After the conviction, prosecutors said justice was served for a child who was left to die so Harris could have a child-free lifestyle and pursue other women, including teenagers and prostitutes. Justin Ross Harris sentencing: Jurors believed the father planned his son's demise so he could live an alternative life unconstrained. Speaking to reporters after the verdict, the lead prosecutor, Cobb County Senior Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring , said even his team of veteran, ... Read More »

Parents disarm son at school moments after shot fired

The incident comes about two weeks after another Utah student stabbed five high school classmates and himself before he was cornered by school workers, according to police. He did not point the shotgun at any other pupil. "We really don't know the answers to the "why" questions", Mr Edwards said, including why he chose a classroom where he did not take courses and was not close to an entrance. Read More »