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He was at the helm of AgustaWestland when the deal for the VVIP choppers was struck in 2010. In Italy, criminal sentences are not usually considered definitive until the appeals process has been exhausted. The duo contested the conviction, while the prosecution appealed the acquittal on the corruption charge. The Milan court's order will come as a setback to the CBI , which has named Spagnolini and Orsi in its chargesheet filed in September a year ago.
  • Student killed, 6 injured in Sudan protests over bread price

    Student killed, 6 injured in Sudan protests over bread price

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    Protests broke out in areas of war-torn Darfur and Blue Nile states as well as the capital Khartoum with demonstrators burning tyres and blocking roads and police firing tear gas. Accordingly, flour manufacturers have raised the price of a 50-kilo sack of wheat flour from 167 to 450 Sudanese pounds, causing the owners of bakeries to raise the price of a piece of bread from 0.5 Sudanese pounds to 1 pound as of Friday, Jan.
  • 23 killed in explosion targeting rebel-held city in Syria

    23 killed in explosion targeting rebel-held city in Syria

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    SOHR believes the explosion was caused by either a auto bomb or a drone attack that targeted the headquarters of a rebel group that operates in Idlib province. (Idlib) had been damaged and taken out-of-service. Since then, thousands of people have been fleeing with their belongings amid harsh cold weather toward safer areas further north, including Idlib city and areas near the border with Turkey.
  • Iconic French Pop Singer France Gall Dies at 70

    Iconic French Pop Singer France Gall Dies at 70

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    Born Isabelle Gall in 1947, she gained notoriety while still a teenager and kept a young voice throughout a career that spanned from the early '60s to the late '90s. Despite her success, Gall's life was marked by tragedy. Gall briefly regained worldwide fame more than 20 years later with the 1987 hit Ella, Elle L'a, written by her husband, Jewish composer Michel Berger.
  • United States military chopper makes 2nd emergency landing in Okinawa

    United States military chopper makes 2nd emergency landing in Okinawa

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    Among recent incidents, a USMC transport helicopter made an emergency landing on an Okinawan beach on Saturday because of a faulty rotor. According to the report, the "rotor appeared to be spinning too fast". In separate incidents last month, parts fell from USA military helicopters onto schools in Okinawa. Earlier, a window fell from a military aircraft onto a school playground.
  • Former WTO, Goldman and BP chief Peter Sutherland dies at 71

    Former WTO, Goldman and BP chief Peter Sutherland dies at 71

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    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar highlighted his work as European Union competition commissioner from 1984 to 1989 and said his Open Skies policy helped make low-priced air travel across the continent possible. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the tributes, saying: " Peter Sutherland was a statesman in every sense of the word; an Irishman, a committed European and a proud internationalist".
  • Senators Call for Criminal Probe Into Author of Salacious Trump Dossier

    Senators Call for Criminal Probe Into Author of Salacious Trump Dossier

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    Chuck Grassley , who chairs the committee, said the decision to refer the case for criminal investigation had not been taken lightly, but he felt he needed to hand it on for "appropriate review". Fusion cofounders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch said in a New York Times op-ed this week that committee Republicans were "selectively" leaking details about the testimony "to media outlets on the far right".
  • Palestine denies report on envoy

    Palestine denies report on envoy

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    The report further said Ali was reinstated on the recommendation of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) chairman Maulana Tahir Ashrafi. The calendar has become a talking point as it carries a photograph of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed .
  • ACLU New Jersey To Prisons: 'New Jim Crow' Book Ban Is Unconstitutional

    ACLU New Jersey To Prisons: 'New Jim Crow' Book Ban Is Unconstitutional

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    Constitution, and the correlative protection of Article 1, paragraph 6 of the New Jersey Constitution", ACLU attorneys Tess Borden and Alexander Shalom wrote. They added, "For the state burdened with this systemic injustice to prohibit prisoners from reading a book about race and mass incarceration is grossly ironic, misguided, and harmful.In its worst light, it looks like an attempt to keep impacted people uninformed about the history of the very injustice that defines their daily lives".
  • Mitt Romney successfully treated for prostate cancer

    Mitt Romney successfully treated for prostate cancer

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    The former MA governor and GOP presidential nominee's prognosis is "good", CNN reported . A former aide to Romney did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily News. According a poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune in October, almost half of Utah residents - 44 percent - backed Romney to replace Hatch out of several potential candidates.
  • Theresa May strengthens party apparatus in Cabinet shakeup

    Theresa May strengthens party apparatus in Cabinet shakeup

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    The chairman of the Conservative party, Patrick McLoughlin, was the first to go on Monday in a chaotic start to two days of announcements. The party had tweeted "Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative Party Chairman" before deleting it.
  • International Olympic Committee extends North Korea's Winter Olympics deadline

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    We hope that the team of negotiators centered on the Unification Ministry marks the beginning of crafting a framework for stable inter-Korean dialogue. "We have not previously seen this kind of attack targeting victims in South Korea". The hotline of direct dialogue between the two Koreas was reopened earlier this week for the first time in nearly two years.
  • Record shattered for costs of weather disasters: $306 billion

    Record shattered for costs of weather disasters: $306 billion

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    America's bill a year ago for weather disasters has reached a record high of 306 billion dollars (£225 billion) following hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes and drought. "There's no denying that climate change will cost the USA trillions more in the next decade and that we have a financial and national security reason to act".
  • CAT 2017 results declared, 20 candidates secure 100 percentile

    CAT 2017 results declared, 20 candidates secure 100 percentile

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    All total 199632 students gave the exam this year across 140 centres. Following the trends from last year, this year too 20 candidates have scored 100 percentile this year. Apart from IIMs, almost 100 business schools in India are set to use the CAT score as part of their admission process. The IIM-Lucknow would invite the students for personal interviews and writing eligibility test in February and the admission procedure will be completed by April.
  • Tuting face-off issue resolved in Arunachal: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

    Tuting face-off issue resolved in Arunachal: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

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    On December 28, Indian border guards saw Chinese civilians undertaking track alignment activity nearly a kilometre inside the Indian territory in Tuting. Rawat said future wars would be fought on hard terrains and circumstances and the forces would have to be prepared for them. Troops from the two countries were engaged in a 73-day long standoff in Doklam in the Sikkim sector past year.