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But Ms Ardern said any confusion was the interpretation of "someone else". The Prime Minister went on to say she doesn't think the issue has embarrassed anyone and that it hasn't hurt her relationships with anyone involved. She would not specify who observed the meeting, but admitted she had shared the incident with a number of friends afterwards. After hearing rumours about the supposed confusion, TVNZ's morning show host Jack Tame took her to task in a six-minute grilling.
  • No. 18 Washington rallies to beat Utah

    No. 18 Washington rallies to beat Utah

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    Jake Browning threw three incompletions before hitting Andre Baccellia for 14 yards on fourth down. Washington took one shot at the end zone that was incomplete before Vizcaino made his second field goal of the game. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky kept the ball and barely got the first down. "It's a tough place to play, and you have to be aggressive", said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham , who noted that the Utes converted on some fourth downs and were successful with an onside kick and a fake punt.
  • Nigeria's Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme Is Dead

    Nigeria's Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme Is Dead

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    Confirming his death in a statement‎ early Monday morning, Ekwueme's younger brother and tradional ruler of Oko community in Anambra state, HRH, Prof. Ekwueme was the Vice-President to Alhaji Shehu Shagari from October 1 1979, to December 31, 1983, when the administration was overthrown in a military coup.
  • India, China must live side by side, says Dalai Lama

    India, China must live side by side, says Dalai Lama

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    India needs China and China needs India. The "Cold War-like situation" between the two countries has put the entire Asian region under threat. Talking about his recent visit to Manipur where he learnt that few politicians wanted independence for their state, Dalai Lama said that the leaders need to "think broadly, more holistically".
  • Highly pathogenic bird flu found in wild bird droppings

    Highly pathogenic bird flu found in wild bird droppings

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    The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs imposed a nationwide movement ban on poultry, farm vehicles and workers starting Monday for 48 hours to contain further outbreaks. The government ordered shops that sell chickens and ducks to undergo disinfection four times a month, up from the current once-a-month. On Monday, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon directed related government ministries and provincial governments to do everything they can to stop a possible outbreak.
  • Madhya Pradesh Government bans Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati'

    Madhya Pradesh Government bans Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati'

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    The chief minister said any distortion of historical facts will not be tolerated. He said even if the movie is passed by the Censor Board for release in the country, it won't make it to the screens in the state. The Supreme Court has recently dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) demanding a stay on the release of Bhansali's film Padmavati . The movie has already been delayed by the makers, as it was returned from CBFC due to technical difficulties and couldn't be approved by the ...
  • Indonesian Parliament Speaker Detained in Probe Into $170Mln Theft

    Indonesian Parliament Speaker Detained in Probe Into $170Mln Theft

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    In comments made to reporters on Sunday night, Mr Novanto said he was still suffering from vertigo after the crash that he said had caused injuries to his leg, arm and head. Novanto, also chairman of the Golkar party, which is part of Indonesia's governing coalition, has denied any wrongdoing. Mr Novanto was named a suspect on November 10 again after he had used a controversial legal manoeuvre, a pre-trial motion, to get earlier charges dropped last month.
  • Tharoor draws flak for calling Miss World 'chillar'

    Tharoor draws flak for calling Miss World 'chillar'

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    Stating that those in public life should "be very careful", Prakash said the controversy should end now that Tharoor has apologised for his comment. While Tharoor mentioned Chillar as "loose change", Manushi played it cool by saying "Let's not forget the "chill" within Chhillar".
  • INEC officially declares Obiano victor of Anambra Governorship election

    INEC officially declares Obiano victor of Anambra Governorship election

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    Obiano of APGA won the election with 234, 071 votes ahead of APC who scored 98, 752 votes and Oseloka Obaze of PDP with 70, 293 votes. The voting figures, as announced by the returning officer and the Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Prof Zana Akpagu, showed that out of the 2,064,134 registered voters in the state, 457,311 were accredited for the election, of which 448,771 voted, with 422,314 votes validated and 26,457 votes rejected.
  • Quiet Weather For Thanksgiving Week

    Quiet Weather For Thanksgiving Week

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    Our next cold front will get to the area Saturday and bring temperatures down a few degrees. Today's National Weather Service forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of snow showers between 11 a.m. We of course had noticeable periods of rain Saturday night and very early Sunday morning, but that rain moved offshore with the aforementioned cold front by sunrise Sunday .
  • Tributes paid to helicopter instructor in mid-air crash

    Tributes paid to helicopter instructor in mid-air crash

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    Officers, military personnel and air accident experts were still at the wreckage spot, 48 hours after Friday afternoon's crash. "We remain on site today so that we can work with the air accident branch and a number of other experts from the fi re service and the military with a view to using their expert services to recover the men's bodies, hopefully before the end of the day".
  • Grace Mugabe: How the tables finally turned on Zimbabwe's spendthrift first lady

    Grace Mugabe: How the tables finally turned on Zimbabwe's spendthrift first lady

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    Zimbabwe's military chiefs said in a statement Friday that they had detained some "criminals" in Mugabe's government after their lightning power grab which appeared to be the climax of a dispute over who would succeed the veteran leader. But impeaching Mugabe, who is the only leader most Zimbabweans have ever known, would require a two thirds-majority in both houses of Zimbabwe's parliament which is due to resume on Tuesday.
  • Who Was Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi?

    Who Was Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi?

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    His body functions, according to The Indian Express , were functional but he breathed through a tracheostomy tube attached to his neck and was fed through a PEG tube in his stomach. It was during his term Fashion TV was briefly banned for showing "obscene" content. Dasmunsi earned a rare distinction during his tenure when in 2006, Federation Internationale de Football Association named him the match commissioner for a group stage game between Australia and Croatia in the 2006 World Cup.