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  • Erdoğan aims to unite Muslim world behind anti-Trump declaration - The Turkish president has called for the recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, as he opened an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body called in response to Donald Trump’s decision to designate the city as Israel’s capital. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who regards himself...
  • Alabama election: Democrats defeat Roy Moore, dealing huge blow to Donald Trump - The Democrat Doug Jones has beaten his Donald Trump-backed Republican rival Roy Moore in the diehard Republican state of Alabama, setting off a political earthquake that shook Washington. His victory in a special election for a US Senate seat – by a margin of 49.9 to 48.4 with 100% of...
  • SpaceX delivery delayed few days; first reused rocket for NASA - SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few days. The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Friday. (Reuters) SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few...
  • US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson - Image copyright ReutersImage caption Rex Tillerson arrives at the Atlantic Council policy forum to discuss North Korea The US is “ready to talk any time” with North Korea without preconditions, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. His statement appeared to shift the US position away from previous demands that North...
  • Alabama upset: Ku Klux Klan prosecutor Doug Jones beats far-right Republican Roy Moore for Senate seat - MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite allegations of sexual misconduct. It was the first Democratic Senate victory...

World News

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Barcelona Journal: Catalonia’s New Conflict Echoes in the Halls of...

Mr. Alcoberro himself entered the Modelo as a 16-year-old activist in 1975, by which time he had already joined a clandestine separatist group. He was released at the end of that year, a month after the death of Spain’...

Macron Holds a Climate Summit, and Trump Casts a Shadow

The World Bank, one of the organizers of the meeting, said it would no longer finance oil and gas exploration and extraction projects after 2019, with exceptions for poorer countries. Ma Kai, a vice premier of China, sai...

After New York City subway bombing, Donald Trump calls for...

A would-be suicide bomber’s rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to l...

Brazil Fights H.I.V. Spike in Youths With Free Preventive Drug

Between 2006 and 2015, the number of AIDS cases in men aged 15-19 almost tripled, to 6.9 cases per 100,000 people. Among men 20-24, the rate almost doubled to 33.1 cases per 100,000, according to U.N.AIDS, a United Natio...

Westfield, Owner of World Trade Center Mall, to Be Sold...

Like many in the shopping mall business, Westfield has struggled with the emergence of online retailers like Amazon. The company has focused on marquee properties that can still draw shoppers, rather than regional malls ...

India

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Shame on you PM: NCP Chief on Modi’s remarks against...

Nagpur: Coming down heavily on the Prime Minister for alleging that his predecessor Manmohan Singh was conspiring with Pakistan for the BJP’s defeat in Gujarat, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar ...

Will set up 12 special courts to try cases involving...

New Delhi: At least 12 special courts would be set up to decide cases involving politicians as accused, the Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court. It also sought more time to collect and collate data of pending cases ...

Sankar murder: Six sentenced to death in honour killing case,...

In a sensational case of honour killing, Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Court on Tuesday sentenced six persons to double death penalty for the daylight murder of 23-year-old dalit V Sankar who had...

The strongest Opposition voice in the country: Why ‘silent’ Manmohan...

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: December 12, 2017 4:24 pm Former PM Manmohan Singh’s attack triggered a series of reactions from the BJP including senior ministers like Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Rav...

‘It looks like someone’s gran’: Diego Maradona statue unveiled in...

Another football icon has been honoured by a statue with a bronze sculpture of the Argentina great, Diego Maradona, unveiled at a club in Kolkata, although the dubious likeness to the 1986 World Cup winner has attracted ...

Business News

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‘I was saved from a £10,000 car scam’

‘I was saved from a £10,000 car scam’

Image caption Car enthusiast Barry Fox was just about to withdraw £10,000 in cash Seventy-two-year-old Barry Fox is one of hundreds of people...
Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Ryanair passengers face disruption to their Christmas travel plans after pilots and crew announced industrial action in a bid...
MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

Image copyright Reuters Russian-speaking hackers are suspected of stealing nearly $10m (£7.5m) from 20 companies in Russia, the UK and US. The MoneyTaker...

HEALTH

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Cold weather and loneliness ‘lethal in winter’

Image copyright shapecharge The combination of cold weather and loneliness could be lethal in the coming months, England’s most senior nurse is warning. Prof Jane Cummings, NHS England’s chief nursi...

Here’s the Surprising Reason Lindsey Vonn Spreads Cheese on Her...

There is something special about Lindsey Vonn. No matter how many times she gets knocked done, she gets right back up, including after her latest fall at Lake Louise in Canada during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup....

The Best Chair Yoga Moves to Combat Back Pain

Don’t let sitting all day leave you stiff and sore. Steal five minutes to stretch away tightness with these simple yoga poses. “Oh, my aching back!” I can’t tell you how many of my students ...

Heat-not-burn tobacco ‘is a health risk’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The health risks are lower than smoking cigarettes “Heat-not-burn” tobacco products are harmful to health even though they are safer than regular cigarettes...

LIFESTYLE

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SpaceX delivery delayed few days; first reused rocket for NASA

SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few days. The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Friday. (Reuters) SpaceX has dela...

Is ‘re-gifting’ always a bad thing? A new study says...

“Re-gifting,” the practice of giving someone a gift you already received, is thought to be a major faux pas. But that’s not always true, according to Judy Zaichkowsky, a business professor at ...

Kingdom of one: Indian adventurer declares new country in Africa

An Indian adventurer has declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed strip of land between Egypt and Sudan. “It was an epic journey,” Suyash Dixit wrote in a November Facebook post about his trip to this bar...

These were the most wish-listed homes on Airbnb in 2017

A fairytale treehouse for adults in the city of Atlanta was one of the most wish-listed homes on Airbnb in 2017. The short-term vacation rental site released a country by country look of the most popular homes ...

Sports

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Jurgen Klopp admits passions ruled after derby draw

Jurgen Klopp admits passions ruled after derby draw

Jurgen Klopp admitted on Tuesday that he got caught up in the heat of the moment after Liverpool conceded a late penalty to...
Twitter cracks up over ‘bizarre’ Maradona statue in Kolkata

Twitter cracks up over ‘bizarre’ Maradona statue in...

Football legend Diego Maradona was in Kolkata for a three-day visit that began on Sunday. Scores of fans were gathered outside the airport...
Chelsea battling for Champions League future: Conte

Chelsea battling for Champions League future: Conte

Antonio Conte says Chelsea are battling to secure their Champions League future and warned of a “bad surprise” after weekend results left them...

Entertainment

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British princes join Jedi knights at ‘Star Wars’ premiere in London

British princes join Jedi knights at ‘Star Wars’...

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” in which the...
60-year-old Anil Kapoor: Open to playing grandfather on screen

60-year-old Anil Kapoor: Open to playing grandfather on...

Amidst rumours that he will be playing father to Salman Khan in Race 3, Anil Kapoor says that he doesn’t understand the industry’s...
Box office: Fukrey Returns collects Rs 32 crore collection in opening weekend

Box office: Fukrey Returns collects Rs 32 crore...

Latest instalment of Fukrey has a strong opening weekend with Rs 32-crore collection A year that has seen the debacle of several big-ticket...
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