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Questioning the timing of the video , the minister repeatedly alleged that it was done with an "intention" to influence today's RK Nagar bypoll. Leader of the Opposition and DMK working president MK Stalin called it cynical exploitation of Jayalalitha's death for the votes and said it would not have any impact in RK Nagar which is going to polls to tomorrow.
  • People, not Nawaz, to decide who will be next PM: Shah

    People, not Nawaz, to decide who will be next PM: Shah

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    Kaira said that PPP will not support any anti-judiciary movement by the PML-N which he believed was assuming the role of the Opposition while also being in the government. Bar Secretary Amir Saeed Rawn strongly condemned Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz for allegedly provoking public against the judiciary. Answering another question, he said that PPP had no love lost for the PTI to make election alliance with this party.
  • Big-ticket items at center of US Congress spending bill

    Big-ticket items at center of US Congress spending bill

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    With lawmakers eager to begin a holiday recess until January 3, the House of Representatives and Senate scurried to pass the hastily written bill by votes of 231-188 and 66-32, respectively. Trump weighed in on Twitter on Thursday morning to offer a boost - and a slap at Democrats. Many House Republican lawmakers dislike the idea. Advocates of increased military spending fumed after House GOP leaders abandoned a plan to attach a defense bill directing more than $600 billion to warfighters ...
  • Blinded Syrian baby becomes symbol of siege

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    But in recent weeks violence has increased considerably, with government air strikes and artillery fire across the region, and rebel fire from the area into Damascus . The campaign was launched by Amer Almohibany, a freelance photographer in Eastern Ghouta and occasional AFP contributor. Canikli, in his tweet, said: "Baby Karim - who lost his mother and one eye during the Assad regime's attack in Eastern Ghouta - you are the light of our eyes".
  • Billion dollar meth haul: Australia's biggest drug bust

    Billion dollar meth haul: Australia's biggest drug bust

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    In a six-month multi-agency operation with the Australian Federal Police and its WA Joint Organised Crime Taskforce, the boat Valkoista was monitored 400 kilometres off the coast north of Perth on Thursday. The drugs, contained in about 60 bags, were believed to have originated in China and were meant to be taken to the populous east coast. AFP Deputy Commissioner Operations Leanne Close called the success of the operation a "testament to the patience and dedication of our investigators".
  • Donald Trump's approval tumbles over his tax plan

    Donald Trump's approval tumbles over his tax plan

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    In 2016, Trump received slightly over 46% of the vote, while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton received slightly over 48 percent. A broad 59% of Americans said they disapprove of how Trump is handling his job as president. With five percent saying they would not vote for either major party, that left five percent unsure and four percent saying it "depends" on who the candidates are and what happens in the three years between now and the election.
  • MA unemployment falls for 4th straight month

    MA unemployment falls for 4th straight month

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    That's compared to July, when the state had recovered 84 percent of those lost jobs. From November 2016 to November 2017, the state's labor force grew by 98,600. The state needs an additional 35,800 jobs to be considered fully recovered. The October estimate was revised to a total gain of 3,200 jobs. Manufacturing was the only one of the state's 13 industry sectors to report job losses.
  • (NYSE:XOM) VP Robert N. Schleckser Sells 5601 Shares

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    Loxo Oncology Inc now has $2.50B valuation. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 1.38 million. About 230,044 shares traded. ( XOM ) by 3.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. It also increased its holding in Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI) by 7,596 shares in the quarter, for a total of 10,793 shares, and has risen its stake in Schwab U.S.
  • Right-Wing Suggests FBI Is Planning to Dethrone Trump

    Right-Wing Suggests FBI Is Planning to Dethrone Trump

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    One of the employees, agent Peter Strzok, was reassigned after the texts were discovered. The Republican-led House Judiciary and Oversight committees announced in October they were launching fresh probes into a number of long-standing political grievances, including concerns over the FBI's handling of the investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.
  • How the tax bill will affect 8 families

    How the tax bill will affect 8 families

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    For a couple filing jointly, the brackets will be 10 percent for taxable income up to $19,050, 12 percent on $19,050 up to $77,400, 22 percent on income to $165,000, 24 percent up to $315,000, 32 percent to $400,000, 35 percent to $600,000 and 37 percent on income above $600,000.
  • Australia to end air strikes against IS in Iraq, Syria

    Australia to end air strikes against IS in Iraq, Syria

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    The Royal Australian Air Force is withdrawing its jets from anti-terrorist missions in Iraq and Syria, shifting its focus to "support" and provide "counter-terrorism services" to the Iraqi Security Forces. "There's no doubt that our operations have made a difference to the ability of the Iraqi security forces' campaign to defeat Daesh (IS) and to ensure that the extremists of this organization are prevented from spreading their toxic ideology further across the globe".
  • Four Canadians among 12 people killed in Mexico bus crash

    Four Canadians among 12 people killed in Mexico bus crash

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    According to The New York Times , "Costa Maya Mahahual, the bus company involved, said in a statement that the bus was carrying tourists who had arrived to the coastal town of Mahahual aboard a cruise ship". In 2009, a tractor-trailer "lost control" and crashed into a bus full of Canadians and Americans touring northern Mexico. They had been on the road for 35 to 40 minutes before the accident.
  • Disney hall of presidents includes animatronic Donald Trump

    Disney hall of presidents includes animatronic Donald Trump

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    Sporting Trump's signature past-the-buckle tie look, the robotic representation on the U.S. president delivers his speech eloquently, without any asides or repeated phrases and buzzwords. Regardless of sentiments about the sitting president, the speech he gives in the Hall of Presidents is considered fairly benign. "The more I see of Disney's " Hall of Presidents " Trump, the more I'm convinced they made a Hillary one first and had to redo it", said another.
  • Shackled Immigrants Forced To Urinate On Their Seats Aboard Flight

    Shackled Immigrants Forced To Urinate On Their Seats Aboard Flight

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    The lawyers wrote that "despite the clear danger that Plaintiffs/Petitioners and the class they represent now face in Somalia , ICE is attempting to deport them based on removal orders that do not take account of the danger created by the media coverage of the December 7 flight and recent escalation of violence in Somalia - facts that qualify as intervening changed circumstances which entitle Plaintiffs/Petitioners and the others in the class to protection".
  • South Korean building fire leaves 29 dead

    South Korean building fire leaves 29 dead

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    Many victims appeared to been unaware of the fire raging outside the bathhouse until it became impossible to flee, he added. The Fire Agency document says the building had not been subject to a rule implemented from April 2016 mandating the use of noncombustible materials in finishing outer walls, raising the death toll.