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Trump to leave Iraq off new travel ban order: White House source


US President Donald Trump will remove Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a U.S. travel ban when he signs a new executive order expected on Monday after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts, a White ...

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Oscars 2017 stuff-up: World reacts to ‘most awkward’ Academy Awards ever


The incorrect announcement that La La Land had won the top honour at the 89th Academy Awards shocked millions of people around the world on Monday, with numerous viewers labelling the incident the “most awkward” blunder in Oscars history. The ...

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Plane crashes into Melbourne Shopping Centre


A charter plane crashed into a Melbourne shopping complex Tuesday morning killing all five people on board and sparking a massive blaze. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane confirmed no one on board the plane survived the tragedy, but declined ...

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami wins trust vote


Edappadi Palaniswami, who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Thursday, won the trust vote in the Assembly where 122 MLAs voted for him, while 11 voted for O Panneerselvam. Majority needed was 68. This will pave ...

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VK Sasikala Convicted Of Corruption, Jail For 4 Years


VK Sasikala has been found guilty of corruption by the Supreme Court and will have to surrender to the police in Chennai so that she can be jailed for four years. This ends her bid to be Chief Minister of ...

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Pakistan high court bans Valentine’s Day


A Pakistani court Monday banned public celebrations of Valentine’s Day in the capital Islamabad, the latest attempt by authorities to outlaw a holiday seen by many in the traditional Muslim society as vulgar and Western. The Islamabad high court issued ...

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VK Sasikala to be next Tamil Nadu CM


VK Sasikala- the longtime companion of J Jayalalithaa who became the party chief after her death – has been elected the chief of AIADMK’s legislature party, clearing the decks for her takeover as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, NDTV ...

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Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil to be US secretary of state


The United States Senate confirms Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil, to be President Donald Trump’s secretary of state. Senators voted 56-43 largely along party lines to approve Tillerson’s nomination to be the nation’s chief diplomat. Most Senate Democrats ...

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Trump sacks Acting Attorney General Sally Yates


US President Donald Trump fired the federal government’s top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and saying the Justice Department would not defend his new travel restrictions targeting seven ...

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6 people killed and 8 wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Canada


Canada, BBC reported that Six people have been killed and another eight wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City in Canada. It said shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where dozens ...

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