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World 'Iran nuclear deal criticized by Trump working': EU's Mogherini
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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the European Union wants to preserve the deal "because it is in our interest not to develop or to see that nuclear weapons are developed in Iran". Iran signed the accord in 2015 with six world powers, agreeing to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of many global sanctions.

World Gayle King clarifies Oprah's position on running for president
Author: 0 Gayle King clarifies Oprah's position on running for president

Trump vs. Oprah? The president says it'd be fun, unlikely, and the result would be a foregone conclusion. Her acceptance speech was so moving that many are now encouraging Oprah to run for president . The possibility of a Winfrey candidacy has energized many Democrats, who view her as the ideal foil to Trump. Her message touched on her upbringing and the women in recent months who have spoken out against sexual harassment and misconduct.

World Trump slams 'sneaky' Feinstein over Russian Federation info release
Author: 0 Trump slams 'sneaky' Feinstein over Russian Federation info release

The Washington research firm has been under attack by the White House and Republican lawmakers over the dossier, which is central to investigations in Congress and by a federal special counsel into allegations that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win.

World Ritz hotel robbery: Armed thieves steal jewellery worth millions in Paris
Author: 0 Ritz hotel robbery: Armed thieves steal jewellery worth millions in Paris

Sky News reports that a witness also heard "gunfire" at the scene. A police office said that there were rich pickings for the daring thieves, adding: "World-famous jewellers display their jewellery at the Ritz". As the robbers opened fire on the hotel, guests at the Hemingway bar were told to "get down", eyewitnesses have said. Three of the robbers were arrested after the smash-and-grab, but two remain on the run, a police official said.

World Trump Denies Collusion But Doesn't Commit to Mueller Interview
Author: 0 Trump Denies Collusion But Doesn't Commit to Mueller Interview

Trump raised the possibility that there was no need for him to speak with investigators - because he did nothing wrong. Referencing an article in the Washington Post this week suggesting that Mueller would likely seek to question Trump in the coming weeks, Fox News' John Roberts asked the president Wednesday if he would be open to meeting with the special counsel and, if so, whether he would set conditions for the interview.

World Doctor Accused of Having Wife Killed to Protect Drug Empire
Author: 0 Doctor Accused of Having Wife Killed to Protect Drug Empire

As part of the operation, James Kauffman and 61-year-old Ferdinand Augello of Petersburg, New Jersey worked with the Pagan Outlaw Motorcycle Gang and used his medical practice to illegally distribute drugs, prosecutors say. Ed Jacobs, Kauffman's lawyer, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Kauffman has long maintained his innocence. Kauffman solicited Augello to murder his wife in 2011, the office said.

World Winter storm expected to hit Thursday
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The combination will result in hard driving conditions especially during the morning commute on Thursday . He says that reduces South Dakota's snow and wind potential. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour.

World Body Of Missing OC Teen Found, Death Considered A Homicide
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On Tuesday, January 2, he went with a friend to Borrego Park at around 9:30PM to meet another person, for unknown reasons. Yet, NBC reports that attorney and family friend, Annee Della Donna, explained that Blaze and unnamed high school friend pulled up to the park in a vehicle, and the friend remained in the auto while Blaze got out to meet another friend.

World NY Post Totally Botched Their Anthony Weiner Exclusive
Author: 0 NY Post Totally Botched Their Anthony Weiner Exclusive

According to the New York Daily News , Weiner is now serving a 21-month jail sentence. The case's discontinuation doesn't mean that the couple won't separate, but rather that they will settle the matter out of court or at least out of the public eye.

World Vermont Legislature becomes first in U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use
Author: 0 Vermont Legislature becomes first in U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use

On a voice vote, the Senate backed a bill Wednesday that allows individuals to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow two mature plants. Only 39% are opposed. Neighboring Massachusetts, nearby ME and six other states have legalized cannabis use as a result of voter initiatives. Now that yet another state has rejected marijuana prohibition, there is even more pressure for Congress to take action to prevent any federal interference from Attorney General Jeff Sessions .

World Is singing a Hindu prayer in KVs permissible? SC decides
Author: 0 Is singing a Hindu prayer in KVs permissible? SC decides

The petition questions if an institution funded by the state can propagate any religion. The SC has sought a response from the Centre within four weeks. "It is a very important constitutional issue", said Justice Nariman while issuing the notice. Veenayak's petition challenged the validity of Article 92 of the "Revised Education Code of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan".

World Telangana: Delay in board date-sheet leaves students in a lurch
Author: 0 Telangana: Delay in board date-sheet leaves students in a lurch

While the first exam in class X is of the subject Information and Communication Technology, class XII students will be appearing for the English paper. The board is reportedly planning to sum up the examination in a month, thus giving enough time to teachers to evaluate answer sheets, according to The Indian Express .

World Kamala Mills fire: Two pub owners arrested
Author: 0 Kamala Mills fire: Two pub owners arrested

The duo were later released on bail by a local court. The officer added that the police found a vehicle that Mankar owned outside Kariya's residence. Police recovered a high-end vehicle belonging to Mankar from Kariya's place. They have been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offences under the IPC. They had been on the lookout for the three men, as well as Yug Tulli, a co-owner of another pub, Mojo .

World North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered
Author: 0 North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

Those who sued argued that Republican legislators went too far when they followed criteria created to retain the party's 10-3 majority in the state delegation. Republicans like Dallas Woodhouse , executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party , immediately criticized the ruling. But Bob Phillips with Common Cause, which with other voters filed a lawsuit tried with the League of Women Voters' case, said "politicians will no longer be allowed to use partisan gerrymandering in ...

World Indian National First to Lose US Citizenship Under 'Operation Janus'
Author: 0 Indian National First to Lose US Citizenship Under 'Operation Janus'

Baljinder Singh , 43, from Carteret, New Jersey is the first naturalized Indian American citizen to be stripped of his US citizenship under the Trump administration. The program, an ongoing collaboration between the DOJ and Department of Homeland Security, reviews cases where individuals tried to circumvent background checks by not submitting all or some fingerprint data to a centralized depository.

World Ethiopia bans adoption for foreigners
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Actress Angelina Jolie is among the people who have adopted a child from the country. In 2013, a US adoptive mother was sentenced to 37 years in prison for starving her Ethiopia-born adopted daughter and leaving her to die outside in the cold in Washington state.

World Aanchal Thakur: Accolades For India's First Skiing Medallist
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The competition had been organized by the International Governing body, Federation International de ski (FIS), in Turkey, at the Palandoken Ski Centre. "Months of training have finally borne fruit. At the end turkey served me well", Thakur captioned the tweet with multiple images of her podium finish.

World Supreme Court to look at Ohio's voter-removal laws
Author: 0 Supreme Court to look at Ohio's voter-removal laws

It also comes between elections, but the court's decision could impact close races down the road. Under Ohio's regimen, if a person does not vote in a two-year period, they are mailed a notice to verify or correct their address. Kennedy spoke about states' using their "best tools" to maintain accurate rolls. He suggested several times that OH was acting within the law even though it might not always produce an "ideal system".

World Another California House Republican announces his retirement
Author: 0 Another California House Republican announces his retirement

Democrats have generally eyed California seats as a key component on their path back to the House majority. In 2012, Issa launched one of the first congressional inquiries into the Benghazi attacks, which resulted in the deaths of two diplomats and two Central Intelligence Agency contractors during Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

World Confirmed! Parineeti Chopra To Play Female Lead In Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari'
Author: 0 Confirmed! Parineeti Chopra To Play Female Lead In Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari'

Now, she has bagged another big project. Mumbai: Parineeti Chopra is back in Bollywood and how! Earlier reports had claimed that Katrina Kaif would step in for the lead role in Kesari . "Need your best wishes as always @dharmamovies @ iAmAzure @SinghAnurag79". Akshay Kumar is set to have a great year with films like PadMan , Gold and now Kesari in his kitty.

World J&K opposition to boycott CM's speech on governor's address
Author: 0 J&K opposition to boycott CM's speech on governor's address

Members raised slogans and occupied the Well of the respective houses accusing the Speaker and Chairman of having lowered dignity of their offices by attending a political meeting. Later taking to reporters, Omar Abdullah said that they chose to stay away from the Assembly during the chief minister's address. "We will construct bunkers for their safety but I want to ask the people of my country what about the education of our children who got dislocated and are living in rehabilitation camps ...

World Syrian Military Reports Israeli Missile Strikes
Author: 0 Syrian Military Reports Israeli Missile Strikes

The same source says jets and ground-to-ground missiles were employed in the attack. Syria warned the Israeli side about risks posed by such attacks, according to the outlet. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the Syrian forces had "opened a loophole" that led them into the base. The official Syrian news site SANA said the country's General Command of the armed forces holds Israel responsible for the attacks and any ramifications.

World Mob Angry Over Girl's Killing Attacks Pakistani Police Station
Author: 0 Mob Angry Over Girl's Killing Attacks Pakistani Police Station

Zainab was the eighth minor to have been raped and murdered in Kasur in the past year, the police official said, adding that investigators could not confirm if they had a serial killer on their hands. In a speech to thousands of mourners, he blamed the Punjab chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif, for failing to "protect lives and honour of innocent girls" in the province.

World Trump attacks Feinstein over release of testimony on Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump attacks Feinstein over release of testimony on Russian Federation probe

Grassley, the Iowa Republican who leads Senate oversight of the Justice Department, was responding to a tweet from Trump where the President called on his party to "take control" of the probe into potential coordination between his associates and Russian Federation, insisting it is the "single greatest" witch hunt in USA history.

World May slams Corbyn over 'too weak to sack Hunt' claims
Author: 0 May slams Corbyn over 'too weak to sack Hunt' claims

The Prime Minister added thousands of cancelled operations were "part of the plan" amid concerns over the NHS in England's struggles to cope with mounting winter pressures. SOUTH West Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt has expanded his cabinet portfolio to include a responsibility for social care, extending his reign as the third-longest serving Health Secretary since the creation of the National Health Service.

World Three Injured in Fire Atop NY's Trump Tower, Officials Say
Author: 0 Three Injured in Fire Atop NY's Trump Tower, Officials Say

US President Donald Trump was in Washington at the time. Fire officials say a civilian was treated for serious injuries and a firefighter was treated for minor injuries. News reported that the fire appeared to be caused by an electrical issue. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" In addition to the president's 66th-floor penthouse, Trump Tower houses the headquarters of theTrump Organization as well as other residences, ...

World Discovery Channel to move global headquarters to NY
Author: 0 Discovery Channel to move global headquarters to NY

Discovery is one of four Mryland-based companies that made the Fortune 500 ranking a year ago, along with A Baltimore company last made the list in 2012, but that company, Constellation Energy Group, merged that year with Chicago-based Exelon Corp.

World Weather Authority: Wintry mix beginning Wednesday night
Author: 0 Weather Authority: Wintry mix beginning Wednesday night

Hopefully you had a chance to soak that sunshine up, because as soon as it arrived, the clouds have returned, along with some rain. Scattered showers overnight become more and more isolated during the morning. Friday will be wild day with falling temperatures. The changeover to snow will be likely late Friday night into Saturday morning. It was a attractive Tuesday across Mid-Michigan with plenty of sunshine and temperatures jumping back into the 30s, giving us some relief from the ...

World Black Panther figurine headed to India
Author: 0 Black Panther figurine headed to India

The film is much anticipated as a build-up to Avengers: Infinity War . Civil War kicked off the opening of summer 2016 during the first weekend of May with $179M. Black Panther follows Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa as he heads home to the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as king.

World Warm today, rain tonight, possible snow tomorrow
Author: 0 Warm today, rain tonight, possible snow tomorrow

Forecasters say rain is expected to transition to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow early Friday morning before changing to all snow Friday afternoon. Snow amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible near the Tennessee border for cities like Muscle Shoals, Athens and Huntsville. Saturday , the high will be near 18 with mostly cloudy skies, the weather service said.

World National Anthem No Longer Compulsory in Indian Cinemas
Author: 0 National Anthem No Longer Compulsory in Indian Cinemas

Indian cinemas are free to decide if they want to play the national anthem before film screenings, according to a revised ruling by the country's Supreme Court . The petitioner had said the 1971 act did not define what constituted disrespecting the national flag. Justice D Y Chandrachud, one of the judges on the bench, was especially vocal in his criticism of the Order, saying that people need not wear their patriotism "on their sleeves".

World Ex-JNU student goes missing from campus
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Nafees, who is known as Ammi amongst all the students at JNU, has now become the face of the "Justice for Najeeb" protests. Mukul Jain had reportedly gone missing from Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Tuesday. Nearly a year back, JNU student Najeeb Ahmed went missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the university following a scuffle with some other students, allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

World UIDAI Introduces Virtual ID System to Improve Aadhaar Privacy
Author: 0 UIDAI Introduces Virtual ID System to Improve Aadhaar Privacy

For any given Aadhaar number there will only be one active VID at any given time, further it can be revoked or a new one can be generated after a maximum validity period by person who holds that Aadhaar number. In this context, the Unique Identification Authority, or UIDAI, made a decision to restrict most private firms from retaining Aadhaar numbers of their customers or others.

World Padmavat: CBFC's suggestions resulted in 300 cuts? Here's the truth
Author: 0 Padmavat: CBFC's suggestions resulted in 300 cuts? Here's the truth

The Goa Police have written a letter to the state government asking to ban the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's " Padmavati ", now titled " Padmavat ", in the state during peak tourist season. Mumbai: Bollywood's biggest vehicle of controvery, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's " Padmavat , ' christened 'Padmavati " before the CBFC's famed intervention, is finally gearing up for its release.

World Up to 64 migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libya: IOM
Author: 0 Up to 64 migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libya: IOM

The boats were at sea near Garabulli, where departures have become more common since local armed groups began preventing boats from leaving from the coast to the west of Tripoli last summer. The smugglers routinely crowd much more than 100 people into motorized rubber dinghies created to hold far fewer, aiming to maximize profits on the route from lawless Libya toward southern Europe .

World Firefighters battle giant blaze at Dublin metal plant
Author: 0 Firefighters battle giant blaze at Dublin metal plant

There will be no impact on flights at Dublin Airport as a result of the fire, Dublin Live reports. EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE attending what appears to be a huge fire at St Margaret's metal recycling plant in north Dublin. A number of people working at the plant have been evacuated to safer places, said firefighters, adding that no one has been found injured in the fire yet.

World Feared Dead As Trafficking Boat Sinks in Mediterranean
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Its remnants were found off the western city of Khoms, the navy said. The Libyan Navy said on Wednesday that its Coast Guard had rescued at least 279 migrants off the coast of Libya, but that about 100 more were missing and feared dead. Mr Di Giacomo said the Libyan coast guard in recent days rescued 250 other migrants from traffickers' boats and recovered the bodies of two women, while survivors said another 10 migrants were missing.

World Jacob Zuma relents on inquiry into South African state capture
Author: 0 Jacob Zuma relents on inquiry into South African state capture

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma gestures during a media briefing with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (not pictured) at the Union Building in Pretoria November 26, 2014. Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela instructed Zuma to establish a commission of inquiry in her remedial action in the State of Capture Report, compiled after investigating a litany of allegations against the Gupta families, the President's son Duduzane Zuma and other people close to the head of state.

World Journalists charged with violating Myanmar law
Author: 0 Journalists charged with violating Myanmar law

The government has said two police officers were also arrested for investigation under suspicion of having violated the Official Secrets Act. Family members have said the two told them they were arrested nearly immediately after being handed some documents by the officers they had gone to meet.

World United States declares Florida exempt from offshore drilling plan
Author: 0 United States declares Florida exempt from offshore drilling plan

I am removing Florida from consideration from any new oil and gas platforms". Zinke announced plans last week to greatly expand offshore oil drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic and Pacific oceans, including several possible drilling operations off Florida, where drilling is now blocked.

World United States and Britain failed to cause Iran unrest
Author: 0 United States and Britain failed to cause Iran unrest

The Leader then hit back at the U.S. officials for expressing concern about the events in Iran, saying Washington itself should be ashamed for United States police's killing of 800 American people over the past year. The US, Britain and Zionist have been blamed by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for the violent protests that have rocked the capital of Tehran and other cities in the Asian country.

World In the Korea Talks, Why Kim Jong Un Can't Lose
Author: 0 In the Korea Talks, Why Kim Jong Un Can't Lose

The current diplomatic overture is a tactical retreat of sorts, a way to ease pressure that is building to a unsafe possibility North Korea doesn't want to face. "South Korean alliances, which is South Korea", he said. North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said, as the bitter rivals began their first official talks in more than two years.

World New MH370 search approved as Malaysia offers $70 million reward
Author: 0 New MH370 search approved as Malaysia offers $70 million reward

Ocean Infinity Chief Executive Oliver Plunkett said the search vessel Seabed Constuctor, which left the South African port of Durban last week, is expected to reach the southern Indian Ocean by January 17 to begin the hunt. Malaysia's government said Wednesday it will pay US company Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it can find the wreckage or black boxes of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within three months.

World China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tanker
Author: 0 China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tanker

Ships and aircraft from South Korea and the United States are assisting rescue efforts, which have been hampered by fierce fires and poisonous gases which engulfed the tanker and surrounding waters. About 63,000 tonnes of its cargo leaked into the Atlantic, damaging beaches in France, Spain and Portugal and forcing the closure of Spain's richest fishing grounds.