• After Hirakhand Express tragedy, Sonia Gandhi questions rise in train accidents
After Hirakhand Express tragedy, Sonia Gandhi questions rise in train accidents

However, the Odisha Police on Sunday ruled out any involvement of Naxalites in the accident. "All rescue and relief apparatus mobilised immediately", Ministry of railways tweeted. An inquiry by the Commissioner of Railway Safety has been ordered. He announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs2 lakh for the kin of deceased, Rs25,000 for the injure...

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  • S Korea's culture minister arrested over arts blacklist in political scandal
S Korea's culture minister arrested over arts blacklist in political scandal

Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun and ex-presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon allegedly drew up the list of thousands of artists and cultural figures to be excluded from government funding programs. This is the first arrest of a minister active in the history of China. The presidential Blue House denies that such a blacklist exists. Rep. Do J...

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  • At least 23 killed in Indian train derail
At least 23 killed in Indian train derail

Similarly in the end of past year 146 people were killed and many get injured when a train derailed its track in Kanpur. According to Indian media, the accident happened in Vizianagaram district of Indian state Andhra Pardesh at 11:30 on Saturday night when nine coaches and an engine left their track near Kunero Station leaving 36 people dead and...

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  • Women's March Protesters Refused Entry to US
Women's March Protesters Refused Entry to US

The father of two said the group was made up primarily of young professional and students, including a Ph.D. candidate. Each group was refused USA entry on Thursday, after sharing their plans to attend the Women's March. Another Canadian, Joseph Decunha, told The Guardian that he also was turned away at the border after border agents asked whethe...

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  • Britain refuses to sign Paris declaration for Israel-Palestine 'two state solution'
Britain refuses to sign Paris declaration for Israel-Palestine 'two state solution'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated Trump on his official inauguration as 45th President of the United States Friday, saying "I congratulate U.S. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations said it welcomed Trump's "acknowledgement of the need to heal the divisions in our country, to improve the lives of all Am...

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  • CNN Exclusive: Inflammatory pastor scheduled to preach to Trump before inauguration
CNN Exclusive: Inflammatory pastor scheduled to preach to Trump before inauguration

Other members of the board include Bishop Harry Jackson, televangelist Paula White, former Southern Baptist Convention presidents Jack Graham and Ronnie Floyd and former president of the SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Richard Land.

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  • Jackie Evancho's inaugural performance met with mixed reviews
Jackie Evancho's inaugural performance met with mixed reviews

Obama chose superstar and millionaire Beyonce, who lip-synced the national anthem to her own prerecorded backing track. In 2010, Jackie Evancho became known across the country as the little girl with a huge voice after she wowed judges and Americans with her operatic singing style.

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  • Turkey: Presidential System Passes Parliament
Turkey: Presidential System Passes Parliament

The job of prime minister, now held by Binali Yildirim, would be scrapped. "Turkey's drift towards authoritarianism will accelerate in 2017". The referendum could also allow Erdogan to stay in office till 2029. Turkey has been under a state of emergency since previous year when a couop attempt aimed to overthrow Erdogan did not succeed. Article...

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  • Trump blames intel community feud on 'dishonest media'
Trump blames intel community feud on 'dishonest media'

He accused intelligence agencies of engaging in tactics reminiscent of Nazi Germany, for leaks about an unsubstantiated dossier compiled by a private security firm suggesting Moscow had compromising information about him. The visit was planned with the expectation that Pompeo would be confirmed by the Senate on Friday and could be sworn in Saturday...

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  • Theresa May to meet US President Trump 'next week'
Theresa May to meet US President Trump 'next week'

What did change was how many Democrats he had to support him and how many Republicans he had blocking him. Trump will become the 45th president by taking the oath of office in that same spot where his predecessor delivered speeches engraved in American rhetorical history.

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  • Crocodile Kills Australian Man Wading Through Northern Territory
Crocodile Kills Australian Man Wading Through Northern Territory

Cahill's Crossing is a renowned fishing spot for prized barramundi, but attracts crocodiles as well as anglers. His body was eventually found around 2km downriver, but the crocodile was guarding its kill, and police had to shoot it so they could retrieve him.

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  • Dozens hurt as high-rise building collapses
Dozens hurt as high-rise building collapses

One witness described it as "like a horror movie". The mayor said at least 20 firefighters were killed as they tried to put out the inferno. "When Iranian regulations do not deal with life and death issues, they are implemented completely, whereas when regulations do impact people's lives, they are ignored", he said.

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  • Auto hits 'heaps of people' in Melbourne before driver 'shot by police'
Auto hits 'heaps of people' in Melbourne before driver 'shot by police'

The incident, which police said was not terror-related, took place Friday near Bourke and Queen streets, and the driver has been taken into custody. "There was a auto that just sped along the footpath and hit people", a witness told police at the scene.

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  • Barrow sworn in as Gambian leader
Barrow sworn in as Gambian leader

Badjie said Thursday he would not take military action against an invasion by the worldwide group's peacekeeping force, which mustered 7,000 troops backed by planes and tanks for what it has deemed Operation Restore Democracy. Jammeh imposed a state of emergency in the country earlier this week, and sources said he is still in the presidential Stat...

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  • London LGBTQ Group Drops Banner In Protest Of Trump's Inauguration
London LGBTQ Group Drops Banner In Protest Of Trump's Inauguration

The campaigners said they were "dropping banners off bridges around the world, pledging hope for the future and to take a stand against the rise of the far right", reported The Independent . Protests against Donald Trump have taken place across Scotland to oppose his presidency. The Mayor of Hackney, Phillip Glanville, told East London Lin...

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  • USA airstrike said to kill 100-plus al-Qaida in Syria
USA airstrike said to kill 100-plus al-Qaida in Syria

The US military says its airstrikes have killed two senior al-Qaeda operatives in Syria in two separate incidents. The defense official said no civilians were killed in the American strike in Syria and said there were no signs of Russian aircrafts when the American strike took place.

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  • Martin McGuinness announces retirement from politics
Martin McGuinness announces retirement from politics

McGuinness, a key figure throughout five decades of conflict and peace, bowed out of politics on Thursday, saying illness and Northern Ireland's current political crisis had led to him to step down several months earlier than planned. Voters in Belfast will be casting their ballots on 2 March after Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire c...

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  • IS in new demolitions at Syria's Palmyra
IS in new demolitions at Syria's Palmyra

Government forces and their militia allies, backed by Russian air power, had taken back the city from Islamic State last March after first losing it in 2015. IS previously held the site for ten months up to March 2016. A UNESCO world heritage site, Palmyra boasts 2,000-year-old towering Roman-era colonnades and priceless artefacts.

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  • Taiwan urges USA support in maintaining cross-strait peace
Taiwan urges USA support in maintaining cross-strait peace

Some in Canada's Taiwanese community fear China could use a strained relationship with the USA and the Liberal government's desire for better trade relations to pressure Canada to abandon Taiwan. Trump advisers have publicly suggested that recognizing Taiwan and expanding military cooperation with the island may be possible given China's growing ...

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  • Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma new CBI Director
Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma new CBI Director

His appointment will be for a period of two-years from the date of assumption of charge of his office, a press release issued by Personnel Ministry said. Verma takes over at a time when the CBI is probing several crucial cases including the Rs 3,767 crore VVIP chopper scam, in which former IAF chief S P Tyagi was arrested last month.

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