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5 dead, 30 trapped as under construction building in Kanpur collapses

In a joint operation, two dozen people were pulled out of the debris and rushed to medical facilities. "Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been called to assist in rescue operations", Kaushal Raj, Kanpur district magistrate told news agency ANI .

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Five Policemen Killed in Landmine Blast at Andhra-Odisha Border

The vehicle targeted was an Odisha state armed police bus, which had 12 people inside. The injured persons have been admitted to hospitals. The policemen were part of a convoy which was going from Koraput to Cuttack for training. Odisha Chief Minister condoled the death of the policemen while terming the attack an act of cowardice. "My deep sympathies with bereaved families", tweeted Patnaik.

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H1B visa reform bill introduced in USA, min pay doubled to USD130,000

Indian companies such as Infosys, TCS and Wipro use H-1b visas to send Indian nationals to work in the US. Indians form by far the largest population of H-1B visa holders, although Chinese and Mexicans also obtain significant numbers of the visas.

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DE prisons on lockdown, smoke reported at facility

DOC spokeswoman Jayme Gravell provided few details but described the situation as an isolated incident. It was not immediately clear how many people were taken hostage or what roles they have at the prison, Gravell said. The prison, which dates back to 1971, houses minimum, medium and maximum security prisoners as well as the state's death row inmates, says the state Bureau of Prisons .

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Trump Adviser Peter Thiel Faces Scrutiny Over New Zealand Citizenship

It also emerged that he has multiple million-dollar properties in New Zealand. In one letter, Mr Thiel claimed it would "give him great pride to let it be known that he is a New Zealand citizen" - but he subsequently kept his citizenship secret and has never discussed it publicly.

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The Muslim ban has brought us close to constitutional crisis

During a round of Sunday show interviews, Trump's aides stressed that just a small portion of travelers had been affected by the order. Later in the briefing, a reporter cited Trump's Monday tweet that referred to the order as a "ban". Trump's business announcement came as protests continued around the country over his immigration order. "No I'm not confused ", said Spicer. But these kind of absurd statements are not unusual, coming from Spicer, who in a press conference on Monday, ...

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USA measures suspending refugee resettlement should be lifted, says United Nations chief Guterres

The UN Chief stressed that countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders to avoid infiltration by members of terrorist organizations, yet "this can not be based on any form of discrimination related to religion, ethnicity or nationality because that is against the fundamental principles and values on which our societies are based".

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One dead after shooting at Adelaide and George streets

Toronto police said the victim is a male, but his age and identity have not yet been publicly released. "Right now officers are on scene collecting information", Const. None of the occupants were injured. Police have closed off the area for an investigation and are asking the public stay clear of the intersection. George Brown College's St.

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'He's lying to you': MEP mocks Farage during speech

Parliament had met to debate US travel and migration policy after US President Donald Trump imposed a controversial ban preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering America. A gay MEP has spent the afternoon holding a pretty unsubtle sign behind Brexit leader Nigel Farage. He added: "I was frustrated at the lack of opportunity to challenge Farage on his populist, nationalist bile".

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Railway flotations envisaged in Indian budget

Former Minister of Railways and leader of Congress, Mallikarjun Kharge said on Wednesday that the Rail Budget has lost its identity after it was merged with the main budget. The Budget has proposed eliminating all unmanned level crossings on the broad gauge network by 2020. The budget envisages commissioning of 3500 km long rail lines in 2017-18 as against 2,800 km in 2016-17 while steps will be taken to launch dedicated trains of tourism and pilgrimage.

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Kiev and Moscow trade blame over fatal surge in Ukraine war

The latest shelling also left much of Avdiyivka, which had a pre-conflict population of around 35,000, without electricity as of 1130 GMT, the news agency Interfax Ukraine quoted local official Pavlo Malykhin as saying. Earlier, Poroshenko met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, telling her that the West should extend and strengthen sanctions against Russian Federation if there is no progress in implementing the Minsk agreements on resolving the conflict.

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Watch Trump's Primetime Announcement on Supreme Court Pick

Sen. Lee will be at the White House for the announcement, but not as the nominee. However, Trump is president for the next four years. Justice Lee was on BYU's campus for a meeting at the law school late on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Trump has urged Senate Republicans to pull this trigger if necessary. There is a discussion going on within the Democratic party overnight about what move to make next.

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Motorist is GUILTY of Jeremy Vine road rage

She was convicted of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour. It has been viewed by more than 500,000 people. Footage showed Pearson's black Vauxhall Corsa tooting her horn behind Mr Vine's bike before he stops in the road.

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East Ukraine Village in State of Emergency as Shelling Continues

The town's estimated 22,000 people have been left without electricity for days. Fighting between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels is picking back up. Avdiyivka - home to 35,000 people before the conflict erupted in 2014 - is a key transport hub for Ukrainian forces and its coking and chemical plant supplies the country's vital steel industry.

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Key facts about refugees to the US

The agency estimated as many as 20,000 might have resettled in the USA during the 120-day suspension, based on previous data. "Refugees are anxious, confused and heartbroken at this suspension in what is already a lengthy process", the press release said.

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British MPs sit until midnight in bid to fast track Brexit bill

United Kingdom in a Changing Europe director Professor Anand Menon said: "Leavers want to control immigration at all costs". For the European Union, it's maintaining the integrity of the bloc. She added: "History will not be kind to this parliament". She has a Commons majority of just 16 votes. The opposition Labour Party says it will try to amend the bill, but at a later stage.

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Pentagon recommending exemptions to immigration ban for Iraqis working with USA forces

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. The Defense Department pledged Monday to lobby for U.S. entry of Iraqis who supported the American military after President Donald Trump barred nationals from Iraq and six other countries with Muslim majorities.

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Canada must suspend "safe third country" refugee agreement with US: BCCLA

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association joins many other civil society and refugee-serving organizations in calling on the Government of Canada to suspend the "Safe Third Country" agreement with the United States. Safe Third Country Agreement . Protestors held a banner demanding that the US and Canada have open borders, blocking the entrance of the US Consulate earlier this day.

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Haunting The Confirmation Of Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch , a federal appeals court judge from Colorado, is a mainstream-conservative who is not considered a "wildcard" in terms of Trump's other nominations. There are many parallels between Gorsuch and the Scalia. An admirer of the late justice, he fondly regarded him as a " lion of the law ". He was part of the court that heard the Hobby Lobby case as well as the Little Sisters of the Poor case, and voted to protect religious liberty every time .

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Morocco Rejoins AU, Hopes on Increasing Africa's International Influence

Hopes that the move could pave the way for peace-building were bolstered after Western Sahara - regarded by Morocco as part of its historic territory - welcomed the readmission. Morocco claimed the territory after Spain's exit and fought a 16-year war with the Polisario independence movement, that established the self-declared Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic with support initially from Algeria and then from across Africa.

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Iran warns United States not to ´create new tensions´ over missiles

The protectionist-minded Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact. During the USA election race Trump had branded it "the worst deal ever negotiated", telling voters he would either rip it up or seek a better agreement.

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Evacuation of unauthorized West Bank settlement turns violent

This wide expansion campaign has flourished after Donald Trump became officially president. Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has described the new bill as unconstitutional and a breach of global law since it allows expropriation of private land in areas Israel occupied in the 1967 Middle East war.

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Pakistan beat India by 7 wickets in Blind Cricket T20 World Cup

New Zealand, put into bat first, scored 112-7 in 20 overs with Marquel McCaskill scoring 27. Indian opener J. Prakash scored 90 runs off just 56 deliveries, and made an opening partnership of 140 runs with Venkateswara Rao. For India, Deepak Malik and Ketan Patel were the only bowlers to provide their side with some hope by chipping in with a wicket each. Muhammad Jamil from the Pakistani Blind Cricket Team picked up two wickets and Badar Munir picked up one wicket.

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The peso is surging after Trump speaks with Mexico's president

The U.S. and Mexico conduct some $1.6 billion a day in cross-border trade, and cooperate on everything from migration to anti-drug enforcement to major environmental issues. The former Mexican president has been an outspoken critic of Trump and his border wall proposal. "There is not really any support here in Mexico to build a bigger wall or a longer wall between the United States and Mexico".

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President Allison Garrett issues statement on executive order suspending immigration

Those countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Sunday pointed to the Obama administration's actions as the basis for their selection of the seven countries. Only 16% of Americans think this country can ever be made completely safe from terrorist attacks in general, although 52% of voters say the federal government does not focus enough on the threat of domestic Islamic terrorism.

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'Sopranos' star Frank Pellegrino dies at 72

Frank Pellegrino , known as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Frank Cubitoso on HBO's " The Sopranos " and a New York City restaurateur, has died following a battle with lung cancer. In 1990, the actor portrayed gangster Johnny Dio in GOODFELLAS. Though Pellegrino first began working at Rao's in 1972, it was only after he took over the ownership of the restaurant that it became the coveted celebrity go-to Italian eatery in New York City.

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One Dead As Boko Haram Ambush Police In Borno

She activated and exploded. The vigilante suggested the attempted bombings were a way of Boko Haram "trying to hit back" after recent military operations against them in the area. In April 2016, at least seven people were killed in their camp in a double suicide attack committed by two women. Residents and authorities said the blast happened at about 5:30 a.m.

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Trudeau's Office Slams Fox's 'Spreading Misinformation' On Mosque Shooter

The office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has forced USA outlet Fox News to retract a "misleading" and "irresponsible" tweet that falsely described the suspect of the Quebec mosque attack as being of "Moroccan origin". What happened next exemplifies Fox News' tendency to try to pin the blame for high-profile acts of violence on entire communities - but only when doing so suits the outlet's conservative world view.

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Tom Brady gets emotional while answering contestant winner's question

Curran , Brady's mom has been dealing with health issues the last 18 months, but is doing much better recently. "My dad is my hero, because he's someone I look up to every day", he answered. The news of Galynn's health could be an indicator of why Brady made a decision to not continue to battle Deflategate. "You just have different things that your family goes through throughout the course of your life", Brady said.

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US Democrats boycott votes, delaying confirmation of Trump's nominees

The U.N. refugee agency voices alarm at Trump's decision to suspend entry of refugees, saying this week alone 800 people set to make America their new home were barred. "We are going to do this again throughout the day and see if [the Democrats] will come and do the job that they've been elected and sworn to do", Sen.

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Britain pardons thousands of convicted gay men

The pioneering mathematician, whose code-breaking skills are said to have shortened World War Two by two to four years, lost his job with the secret service following a conviction for gross indecency and was forced to undergo chemical castration by a series of injections of female hormones.

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UNICEF seeks $3.3b

UNICEF appealed for almost $2 billion in aid for children in the Middle East region, including $161 million for Iraq, $236 million for Yemen and $24 million for Palestine. UNICEF's 2017 Humanitarian Action for Children report projected an estimated 7.5 million children will be severely malnourished in 2017 across the majority of appeal countries.

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Woman proves pet snakes and gauged ears don't mix

Proud owner of a ball python she calls Bart, Glawe was apparently holding her pet snake when it made a decision to slither through the large gauged earlobe. They constrict their prey. Bart and Ashley are doing fine. Ashley didn't let the situation go without taking pictures and posting them on her Facebook page.

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How have Trump's Supreme Court finalists ruled on education cases?

Although Republicans now have a majority in the Senate (52-46 with two Democratic supporting Independents), Democrats are said to be considering a filibuster, which would require a 2/3rds majority (60 votes in the 100-member Senate) to override.

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Mexico peso firms to year high on USA trade talk optimism

Mexico is one of the top three markets for US farm production. University of IL agricultural economist Kathy Baylis says Mexican imports of US farm products are expected to increase to $18.3 billion in 2017, from $18 billion in 2016. " They're going to retaliate ", he said about Mexico. Senator McCain summarized the enormous benefits Arizona gains from its economic relationship with Mexico.


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