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Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma takes charge as new CBI chief

Mr Verma, a 1979 batch IPS officer of the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre, is known to maintain a low profile. Alok Verma reporetdly got the votes of Prime Minister Modi and Chief Justice JS Khehar, but Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge opposed Verma's appointment.

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Protester sets himself on fire outside Trump hotel in D.C.

However, he told News4 (NBC4 Washington) that his action was in protest against President-elect Donald Trump. More recently, a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire in December 2010, after the authorities confiscated his stall, touched off the "Arab Spring" revolt in North Africa.

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Palestinians protest Trump statements on embassy move to Jerusalem

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank, the military said Tuesday, as it investigates soldiers' conduct during a violent Palestinian demonstration the day before. Many analysts say Palestinian frustration with the Israeli occupation and settlement building in the West Bank, comatose peace efforts and their own fractured leadership have helped feed the unrest.

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Ghana deploys 205 troops to Gambia

But the streets of the capital, Banjul, are nearly silent - and the incumbent president has so far refused to step down, despite worldwide pressure. British tourists planning on soaking up some winter sun learned on Wednesday morning that they would be evacuated after the country's embattled president announced a national state of emergency.

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Christine Lagarde urges wealth redistribution as Ray Dalio warns on populists

Policy makers "really have to think it through and see what can be done" given the feedback from voters who say "No", Lagarde told a panel chaired by Bloomberg Television's Francine Lacqua at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.

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Trump inauguration: RT blocked from posting content on Facebook

Therefore, the limiting of RT's capabilities on US-headquartered Facebook is being seen by many as payback for the alleged role it played in influencing USA voters. According to RIA , the country's communications regulator Roskomnadzor has threatened to retaliate against United States news organisations. However, the Kremlin-run organisation attacked the blockade claiming the State Department had something to do with it.

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A tale of 2 inaugurations: Trump vs. Gambia's chaos

Jammeh, who lost a December 1 election to opposition leader Adama Barrow, says he will not step down, citing irregularities in the vote. As tourists were evacuated amid scenes of chaos at Banjul airport, Col Abdou Ndiaye , a spokesman for the Senegalese army, said troops were at the Gambian border and would enter the country at midnight if the deadline for a transfer of power passed.

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USA bombers flew from Missouri to strike Islamic State targets in Libya

They still posed a security threat to Libya, the region, and USA national interests, he said. Obama authorized the air raid after a formal request was transmitted from the Western-backed unity government, which is known as the Libyan Government of National Accord and headed by Prime Minister Fayez Serraj.

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Russian businesses are looking forward to Trump

He said, "Trump is a person who has dealt with organising beauty pageants for many years and has communicated with the world’s most lovely women". The unsubstantiated dossier published by American media last week alleged that Russian Federation had gathered compromising information on Trump, namely videos involving prostitutes at a luxury Moscow hotel, supposedly as a potential means for blackmail.

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Intra-Syria talks: Russian Federation invites Trump administration to Syria talks

Kazakhstan is fully ready to hold talks on Syria in its capital Astana on January 23, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov. In an interview with Japanese channel TBS, Assad said the talks will also tackle conciliation between the Syrian sides. Mohammad Alloush, the head of the political office of rebel group Jaish al-Islam, told Reuters news agency that he is planning to head the delegation.

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Alibaba to Launch Olympic Sports Streaming Service in China

The IOC pact, which will run through 2028, will also see Alibaba use its e-commerce platform to sell official Olympics merchandise to consumers worldwide. It believes that China will make more achievements in various areas like politics, economy, culture and sports in the future, Bach said. He noted that sports is not just about muscle, but also about brains and emotions.

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Rep. Pocan says he won't attend Trump inauguration

He said, however, that it is "appropriate" for President-elect Trump to "go forward with his vision" for the country having won the election "opposed to a number of my initiatives". "I can use all the help I can get!" Lewis was referring to the US intelligence community conclusion that Russian Federation hacked the Democratic National Committee's computer systems with the intention of helping Trump win the presidency.

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CBI launches corruption probes against Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain

But the initiative came under the scanner after the then finance principal secretary, Dharmendra Kumar, objected to the process of hiring an advertising agency to promote the programme. According to officials of the agency said that during an investigation they found that the companies allegedly run by Jain had received Rs 16.39crore from 56shell companies belonging to Kolkata bases three hawala operators named- Abhishek Chokhani, Jivendra Mishra and Rajendra Bansal.

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City banks warn of staff relocations after Brexit

He made his comments in an interview on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Gulliver said he remains confident about London's status, despite shifting jobs to Paris where HSBC also has a large operation.

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Duterte sends 'thank you' letter to Pope, affirms 'special relations' to Vatican

Secillano noted that Duterte's letter to the Pope is a guarantee of his esteem for the Pontiff and the Vatican despite the President's "testy" relationship with the Church in the Philippines. " Pope Francis: "I will also bless your President". In 2015, then-presidential candidate Duterte made headlines after reportedly cursing the pope for causing heavy traffic during his papal visit.

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LeT terrorist Abu Musaib killed in encounter in Kashmir

During the search operation, the militants open fired the security forces. Since the beginning of the year, six terrorists have been killed including Thursday's encounter. The encounter comes days after a terrorist was neutralised by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Bandipora on January 10. The GREF camp was situated 2 Km away from the Line of Control (LoC).

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Irish Government reacts to Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit

And she said the biggest threat to the Scottish economy was the nationalist threat of another independence referendum. The comments come as Britain wrestles with an uncertain future under Brexit, the referendum under which it voted to leave the European Union.

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One of the GOP's biggest Russian Federation hacking critics: Trump's election is 'legitimate'

Vladimir Putin has boasted that Russian prostitutes are "without question the best in the world" but said he doubted Donald Trump had purchased their services. "I was prepared to go further, I told President Putin I was prepared to go further". Asked if the Kremlin agreed with Trump's view that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is obsolete , something the USA president-elect repeated in the same interview , Peskov pointed out that the Kremlin had always been making the same point.

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Istanbul nightclub attacker 'switched target' after Raqqa ord

The suspect was identified as Abdulkadir Masharipov , an Uzbek national, Hurryiet newspaper, the BBC and other news media. Abdulgadir Masharipov said so-called Islamic State (IS) initially told him to attack an area in Taksim Square .

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After the VVIP bus, check out the new downmarket Samajwadi Party

He also needs to pacify his uncle Shivpal Yadav, who has been sulking since Akhilesh's faction was allotted the party symbol by the Election Commission. The decision is a huge blow to his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of the assembly polls. "Family feud has helped him emerge as a powerful leader, he can win the elections this time with or without Mulayam", said Imtiaz Ansari, a student of MBA.

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UKIP's Tim Aker on PM Brexit speech: "We simply can't trust her"

The Prime Minister will attempt to reassure nervous business and finance chiefs about her plans for Brexit at the World Economic Forum in Swiss ski resort Davos. "Theresa May and her government will fight a very tough line on immigration control". Scottish MPs could be blocked from voting on parts of the bill that apply to devolved responsibilities such as agriculture or higher education after the Prime Minister refused to rule out using controversial regulations on English votes for English ...

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Taiwan ex-premier says China being petty over inauguration participation

Beijing's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Wednesday that China "urges the relevant party in the United States to not accept any Taiwanese delegation, and to not make any official contacts with Taiwan". No US president has spoken directly to a Taiwanese leader ever since former president Jimmy Carter announced full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 1979 and ended relations with Taiwan.

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Berejiklian expected to be next NSW Premier

During is time in office, Baird has campaigned against unsafe drinking, voted against embryonic stem research and euthanasia, and has come out against same-sex marriage. "I think he is a very decent person, a very honourable human being and he will be a loss to this state". I don't think they were right for regional NSW.

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Obama's biggest advice for Trump

How much or how little will be gauged by developments of the future as well as those during the eight years of the Obama administration that are coming to an end. President Barack Obama held his final news conference at the White House this afternoon, addressing Chelsea Manning, Russia, Cuba, and the transition of power.

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Scores of Iran Firefighters Battle Blaze in Tehran Building

Jalal Maleki, a fire department spokesman, told Iranian state television that 10 fire stations responded to the blaze, which was first reported around 8am (7:00 GMT). The 53-year-old building was one of the oldest shopping centers in Tehran, home to a hundreds of boutiques. Iranians watch the Plasco building where smoke rises from its windows in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan.

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Jallikattu row: CM Panneerselvam meets PM Modi as protests rock Tamil Nadu

After warm welcome and deep discussion with CM of Tamilnadu, Mr Modi understood hw serious the issue is, but Central Government can not directly involve in this issue as the case is still in discussion and pending by the Supreme Court. Despite that, the protesters continued their protest with the help of their mobile phone lights in the night. The numbers swelled as more people joined the protests.

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ND Tiwari, son Rohit Shekhar join BJP in presence of Amit Shah

He was serving as Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 2007 until 2009 when he was forced to unceremoniously leave the office following the surfacing of his sex scandal. The party has not yet to announced its nominees for a few seats and it remains to be seen if it accommodates any kin of Tiwari. The roping in of Tiwari by the BJP is seen as an attempt to consolidate the Brahmin vote in Uttarakhand.

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Irish business "deeply concerned" at May's hardline position on Brexit

Mr Eadie said legislation was not necessary "to confirm that which the House of Commons has already called upon the Government to do". The Prime Minister confirmed she would resist calls to stay in the single market which would most likely have meant the United Kingdom would retain free movement of people and a lack of control of immigration.

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Assange might stay put despite earlier extradition promise, lawyer suggests

He has refused to travel to Sweden, saying he fears being extradited to the USA over his involvement in publishinga slew of classified documents. Throughout her sentence she has battled with the Army to undergo gender confirmation surgery while being forced to serve her sentence in a men's prison.

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LGBTQ+ dance party protest erupts outside Pence's DC rental home

Dozens met at the Friendship Heights Metro station before marching - and dancing - their way to Pence's neighborhood for a " Queer Dance Party ". Days before the Women's March on Washington is set to take place in D.C., a smaller act of peaceful protest will be congregating-and perhaps booty shaking-in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

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Gen. Mattis clears committee, poised for quick confirmation

The committee voted 26-1 to recommend Mattis to the full chamber, meaning the nomination will be sent straight to the Senate without referral to the committee, according a committee statement. The law is created to underscore the importance of civilian control over the military, a principle lawmakers said they did not take waiving lightly.

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North Korea may test-launch ICBM soon: South Korean media

As President Barack Obama closes out his eight years in office this week, North Korea and its dictator, Kim Jong Un, had a special message Tuesday for the USA leader. "It was different from a conventional Musudan missile in its length and shape", the source told the Chosun Ilbo , referring to the Musudan intermediate-range missile tested by North Korea a year ago.

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Obama has commuted more sentences than any other president - in one chart

In addition to freeing Chelsea Manning, President Obama granted 208 other commutations and 64 pardons Tuesday - among them General James Cartwright . He's now reduced sentences for 1,385 individuals, the vast majority of whom are serving time for crimes related to distribution or production of narcotics.

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May confirms UK exit from EU single market

May, who will also attend a gathering of the world's economic elite in Davos, Switzerland, this week, called the reports about the planned tone of her upcoming speech "speculation". At times it was just rhetoric, with talk of "certainty at every stage" somewhat hollow in light of no graspable plans, yet the commitment to a vote on May's final strategy in both houses of Parliament will provide no end of hope to the "Remain" camp.

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The Little-Known History Behind Planned Parenthood

Kirsten Lepore handled the animation; Abrams and musician Jack Antonoff contributed music. We are now tasked with embodying the spirit of these fighters once more . In Lenny Letter , writer and activist Janet Mock interviewed the women organizing the Women's March, touching on the initial problems the march had with intersectionality.


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