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Police in Madurai were seen trying to evict students, who squatted on the road to stop traffic as a means of protest. The almost Rs 200 hike "is nothing but looting the public", he said. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalanan condemned the hike and said that it was a mindless decision of a government that does not care about the man on the street.
  • Rough sleeper numbers in England rise for seventh year running

    Rough sleeper numbers in England rise for seventh year running

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    Rough sleeping continues to be most rife in London, where more than 1,137 people were recorded previous year - the first time it has crept into four figures. "With the right support at the right time, homelessness doesn't need to be inevitable". These numbers are snapshot counts and estimates but the most accurate we have to work with to inform local and national action.
  • Oprah tells magazine running for president is 'not for me'

    Oprah tells magazine running for president is 'not for me'

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    I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. "I don't have the DNA for it" she told the interviewer. The television host turned tycoon made the comments during an interview with InStyle magazine, telling the publication running for the White House is 'not something that interests me'.
  • Super Bowl 52 Odds: Final Four Edition

    Super Bowl 52 Odds: Final Four Edition

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    The 42-year-old Eagles season ticket holder from suburban Philadelphia said he got pumped up watching a group of Eagles fans on a train heading in the opposite direction and wanted to get them excited. The Patriots had plenty of time to adjust to his absence in 2016, when he played just eight games before the surgery. He tossed a flawless 53-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery with the pocket collapsing around him to give Philadelphia a 21-7 lead in the second quarter.
  • Donald Trump and the Perjury Trap

    Donald Trump and the Perjury Trap

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    Two separate investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the US election, which have been dubbed a "witch hunt" by Trump, are now conducted by the US Congress and by FBI Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller . "Frankly, this administration, we have said it time and time before, there was no collusion", Sanders said. Pompeo and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, who has also been grilled by Mueller, are described as "peripheral witnesses" to Trump's firing of former ...
  • Trump 'to be questioned under oath' in Russia probe

    Trump 'to be questioned under oath' in Russia probe

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation in to Russian meddling in the USA election. Sessions, who was involved in the Comey firing, is the first current Cabinet member to be interviewed in the investigation.
  • Myanmar says Richardson asked to step down from advisory panel

    Myanmar says Richardson asked to step down from advisory panel

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    Bill Richardson, a former Clinton administration cabinet member, quit as the 10-member advisory board was making its first visit to western Rakhine State, from where almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled in recent months. He also denounced the board's apparent lack of sincerity towards the issue as well as Suu Kyi's "furious response" to his suggestions regarding the two journalists who were detained while investigating the crisis in Rakhine state.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

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    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,559 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $306,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares in the last quarter. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, January 22 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Cree, Inc. The stock has had a strong run up over the past year, more than doubling during the period following FDA approval for neratinib.
  • German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

    German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

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    This means the anti-immigration party will become the largest opposition party in the Bundestag when up against Mrs Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU bloc and their coalition with the SPD . MPs from the eurosceptic party will also chair the committees on law and consumer protection and of tourism. The stakes are high because Mr Schulz has promised that the SPD's 443,000 members will be allowed to vote on a final deal.
  • Mummy found in churchyard is Boris Johnson's kin

    Mummy found in churchyard is Boris Johnson's kin

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    Their research revealed a new surprise: the woman is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother of UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. The woman, Anna Catharina Bischoff - a pastor's wife who was born in Basel in 1719 and died there in 1787 - is said to be the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother of the Foreign Secretary, Swiss broadcaster SRF reported .
  • High-speed chase ends in dramatic head-on crash near Phoenix

    High-speed chase ends in dramatic head-on crash near Phoenix

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    The chase started around 10 a.m. west of Phoenix when a trooper tried to stop the SUV that Taebel was driving. Two people were reportedly injured in the other vehicle, but the extent of the injuries was not immediately known. A suspect emerges from a wrecked vehicle after crashing during a police chase, January 24, 2016. Taebel has a California driver's license and an extensive criminal record in multiple states, although details weren't immediately available, the department said.
  • Bill Belichick Has Hilarious And Awkward Exchange With Reporter About Rob Gronkowski

    Bill Belichick Has Hilarious And Awkward Exchange With Reporter About Rob Gronkowski

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    But Brady orchestrated another New England comeback, throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 left, giving the Patriots a 24-20 win. Despite reports that Gronkowski should be able to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII in 11 days, Belichick wasn't going to divulge any information on the subject in his first press conference of the week.
  • UN Secretary General to skip Davos summit

    UN Secretary General to skip Davos summit

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    Analysts and political commentators expect Trump to outline his customary " America First " theme . People attended anti-Trump demonstrations to protest President Donald Trump's scheduled visit to the World Economic Forum of Davos , in Geneva, Switzerland , Jan.
  • New Zealand thrashed by Afghanistan at Under 19 cricket World Cup

    New Zealand thrashed by Afghanistan at Under 19 cricket World Cup

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    Four players made in between 60 and 70 for the visitors, with the performance of Azmatullah Omarzai boosting them to an excellent total. Bahir Shah (67 not out) kept things ticking along through the middle stages, before Azmatullah Omarzai turned the game on its head when arriving at the crease at the start of the 45th over.