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Exit polls went wrong in Bihar elections, reminds Tejashwi Yadav

Exit polls went wrong in Bihar elections, reminds Tejashwi Yadav

The News X poll predicts BJP will get 110-120 and Congress 65-75, while 2-4 seats will go to others. In the big cities, such as Ahmedabad , Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, despite the strong Patidar movement led by Hardik Patel, and the OBC-Dalit agitation driven by Alphesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani, the cities seem to have stuck their necks out to retain the incumbent BJP . Read More

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Port Authority explosion: Subways, buses, NJ Transit, and PATH all affected

Port Authority explosion: Subways, buses, NJ Transit, and PATH all affected

It came at the height of the Christmas season, when the city is filled with daytrippers and tourists expecting a fairytale Manhattan. The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant living in Brooklyn. Preliminary information, according to two law enforcement sources, one local and one federal, indicates a pipe bomb may have unintentionally exploded. Read More

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Saudis to end ban on movie theaters

SAUDI Arabia is to lift a 35-year ban on cinemas and allow films to be screened from March next year. Cinemas have been been illegal since the early 1980s when Islamic laws were tightened in response to the threat of growing fundamentalism in the kingdom, says the Financial Times . Read More

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Saakashvili released by Ukrainian court

Saakashvili released by Ukrainian court

A spokesman for the prosecutor-general's office, Andrei Lysenko, said Saturday that officials will likely ask for him to be held under house arrest after his court appearance. Saakashvili was president of Georgia from 2004 to 2013 but acquired Ukrainian nationality and served as a governor in Ukraine before falling out with Poroshenko. Read More

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Firefighters spend hour freeing YouTube prankster who cemented head in microwave

Firefighters spend hour freeing YouTube prankster who cemented head in microwave

His concerned friends attempted to remove the appliance from his head for an hour and a half on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at an address in Wolverhampton, before finally contacting the emergency services. Then, they called for emergency officials. West Midlands Fire Service tweeted that they were "seriously unimpressed" by the prank. Dakin said the mixture quickly hardened and set. Read More

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Ukrainian National Police Detains Saakashvili

Ukrainian National Police Detains Saakashvili

Zoryan Shkiryak, an advisor to the Interior Minister, has confirmed on Facebook Saakashvili's detention. Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said his office has evidence that Saakashvili's representative received $500,000 to finance protests from Ukrainian businessmen with ties to Russian Federation. Read More

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N. Korean missile risk leads airlines to change routes

N. Korean missile risk leads airlines to change routes

While ICAO has urged airlines to take precautions, the agency is not advocating for a no-fly zone, because such a move would be disruptive for carriers and it's not clear where North Korea will fire missiles during tests. The most recent incident was when the crew of Cathay Pacific and Korean Air spotted the Hwasong 15 missile launched last week by North Korea. The test-launch raised tension further with South Korea and the United States, who on Monday began their largest ever joint air ... Read More

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Utah governor calls Bannon a 'bigot' after attacks on Romney

Utah governor calls Bannon a 'bigot' after attacks on Romney

At the same time, Trump and Romney spoke in polite terms, according White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. Conway refused to speculate as to whether Trump would back Romney should Hatch retire and he chose to run. "The days of taking it silently are over", Bannon declared at a rally that drew hundreds of Moore supporters to a local farm in the southwestern corner of the state. Read More

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Egypt presidential hopeful returns home

Egypt presidential hopeful returns home

In an announcement he made from the United Arab Emirates, Shafik said on Wednesday that he would run for president in the elections set to take place in April 2018. UAE authorities confirmed he left the Emirates without giving any details about why. Upon landing in the Egyptian capital, Shafik quickly left to an unknown destination, an airport official said. Read More

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Yemen's deadly civil war takes an unexpected turn

Yemen's deadly civil war takes an unexpected turn

The coalition had also imposed a blockade on the country, allowing occasional humanitarian access, with the aim of reinstating the internationally recognised government of Mr Saleh's successor, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. There has been no official word on casualties but the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that dozens were killed and hundreds were wounded in the fighting. Read More

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Republican Senator Collins to vote for Senate tax bill -statement

Republican Senator Collins to vote for Senate tax bill -statement

Late in the day, however, three Republicans, led by Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, clung to a demand that proposed tax cuts would be pared back if future USA economic performance did not meet projections. Once the Senate passes the law, it must work with the House of Representatives, which already has approved its own tax bill, to craft a single measure that can pass both chambers and be sent to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature. Read More

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Life for Florida man who shot officer while child was in vehicle

Life for Florida man who shot officer while child was in vehicle

In 2016, Kevin Rojas was pulled over by an off-duty cop, who had his son in the vehicle, because Rojas was driving erratically. He wasn't on duty, but he was wearing a ballistic vest with the text "police" on it, WTLV reports . "When I brought the fight back, you ran like a coward". Rojas, now 21, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for trying to kill the officer and his son, News4Jax reports . Read More

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