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  • Stalin is DMK working president

    Stalin is DMK working president

    The party's general council that met here in the absence of Karunanidhi for the first time in almost five decades decided to make Stalin the de facto leader. A former mayor and deputy chief minister, Mr Alagiri remains expelled from the party. Since then the post of president has become more powerful than that of general secretary of the party.

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  • Taiwan urges calm in discourse with China

    US President-elect Donald Trump angered China last month when he spoke to Ms Tsai in a break with decades of precedent and cast doubt on his incoming administration's commitment to Beijing's "one China" policy. "We hope the USA can abide by the "one China" policy...and not let her pass through their border, not give any false signals to Taiwan independence forces, and through concrete actions safeguard overall US-China relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan strait", Hua Chunying, a ...

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  • Modi Defends Bank Note Move as Indians Line up for Cash

    Modi Defends Bank Note Move as Indians Line up for Cash

    The new app- "BHIM" is created to help common man make online payments that are facing cash crunch every day due to less cash availability post demonetization. "How much (money) has been deposited, how many jobs lost, how much is the loss to the economy and how it would be compensated", Lalu tweeted. "His decision paralysed economy; country can't run this way", tweeted Randeep Surjewala of the Congress.

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  • CNN Runs Fake News Story on Russian Federation closing Anglo-American School in Moscow

    CNN Runs Fake News Story on Russian Federation closing Anglo-American School in Moscow

    A U.S. Embassy vacation house in Serebryany Bor near Moscow was also closed. “Thats a lie. Apparently, the White House has completely lost its senses and began inventing sanctions against their own children.”. The school serves the children of Western embassy personnel from Canada, Britain, and the US. President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, said it is time for America to focus on other things after the White House announced the imposition of new sanctions against Russian ...

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  • Zaha named by Ivory Coast in Nations Cup squad

    Zaha's inclusion followed his decision to switch global allegiance from England to the West African nation, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Gareth Southgate attempted to persuade Zaha to pledge his future to England after it emerged the winger was considering representing the Elephants going forward.

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  • China lodges complaint over Taiwan's place in US Defense bill

    Security Council and the world's largest developing nation", he said, with Sao Tome Foreign Minister Urbino Botelho standing at his side. In Taipei, a Defense Ministry official said the Liaoning was maintaining a southwest course towards Hainan, rather than heading deeper into the disputed South China Sea near the Spratly Islands that lie close to the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.

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  • Prince George's Christmas Coat Sells Out in Hours

    Prince George's Christmas Coat Sells Out in Hours

    The service was held at St Mark's Church in the village of Englefield. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have stepped out with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for a Christmas morning church service. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner December 9, 2014 in New York City.

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  • Typhoon Nina brings strong winds and heavy rain to Philippines on Christmas

    Typhoon Nina brings strong winds and heavy rain to Philippines on Christmas

    Typhoon Cyclone Warning Signal #1 is now raised in the areas of Southern Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao, Burias Island, Northern Samar , Samar, and Eastern Samar. "It's sad that I could not join my parents for Christmas", said technician Reagan Sumukit, as the coastguard shut down the port of Tabaco. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported 11,476 passengers, more than 1,000 cargo ships and over a ...

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  • China's 1st aircraft carrier heads for Pacific drills

    The Chinese navy commissioned the Liaoning in 2012 after acquiring the incomplete hull of the Soviet-era aircraft carrier from Ukraine. Taiwan's defense ministry said on Sunday it observed the carrier group passing through the Miyako Strait, a body of water near the uninhabited Senkakus islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by Beijing and Taipei.

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  • Bill Belichick becomes fifth coach to win 200 games with one team

    Bill Belichick becomes fifth coach to win 200 games with one team

    Have thoughts on how the Patriots and Jets are performing? They would settle for a Stephen Gostkowski 29-yard field goal to go up 3-0 early. "The [2015] season didn't end the way we wanted it to", Devin McCourty said. BOOM-BOOM-POWELL: With Matt Forte dealing with a torn meniscus in his right knee and a sore shoulder, Bilal Powell has stepped in as the Jets' workhorse in the backfield.

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  • Browns fend off Chargers in home finale

    Minutes earlier, Browns defensive lineman Jamie Meder got penetration up the middle and blocked a 32-yard try by Lambo. Kessler was two of three for 11 yards. While the Browns answered, they went down 10-7 at the end of the first quarter. The San Francisco 49ers are kicking off against the Los Angeles Rams, and this game has taken on serious significance.

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  • Moscow pays last respect to Ambassador Andrey Karlov

    Moscow pays last respect to Ambassador Andrey Karlov

    America has closed the Ankara embassy and its consulates in Istanbul and Adana following the shooting, reports the Independent . The remains of Russian envoy Andrey Karlov were sent back to Moscow from Turkey on Tuesday, a day after he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer in the Turkish capital.

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  • Germany Arrests Kosovo-Born Men for Alleged Attack Plot

    Germany Arrests Kosovo-Born Men for Alleged Attack Plot

    The brothers, 28 and 31, were planning to attack the CentrO shopping mall, which claims to be the biggest mall in Europe, though police said they were unsure how far along the brothers plan had been developed. Extra police were at the shopping centre and the nearby Christmas market on Thursday evening, according to reports. The CentrO Mall is one of the largest in Germany, with around 250 shops that are usually packed in the run-up to Christmas.

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  • Germany launches Europe-wide manhunt for Tunisian suspect

    Germany launches Europe-wide manhunt for Tunisian suspect

    Italy's interior minister Marco Minniti says the man killed in an early-hours shootout in Milan is "without a shadow of doubt" the Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri. The truck was stolen from a Polish company, and its original driver, a Polish citizen, was found dead in the vehicle. The man is in his early 20s and apparently has used various identities, said Stephan Mayer, a senior lawmaker with Germany's governing conservatives.

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  • In a Hacked Ukrainian App, a Picture of the Future of War

    In a Hacked Ukrainian App, a Picture of the Future of War

    But American intelligence officials have said in public statements and a series of leaks that they are in possession of hard evidence linking the cyber-interference to senior Russian officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. The tactical information the app provided "supports CrowdStrike's previous assessments that Fancy Bear is likely affiliated with the Russian military intelligence (GRU), and works closely with Russian military forces operating in Eastern Ukraine and its ...

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  • DND to ask U.S. about its activities in West PH Sea

    China's Defense Ministry said that the craft was retrieved for the safety of passing vessels. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan is part of its territory and has never renounced the use of military force to bring the island under its control.

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  • Southwest Airlines' website returns with limited functionality during holiday rush

    Southwest Airlines' website returns with limited functionality during holiday rush

    The airline's website and mobile app are not working this afternoon. Searching for ticket fares also brought up error messages. It's unclear at this time if anyone's flights were affected by the outage. We will automatically transfer you to Southwest.com as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we work to restore full functionality. The company took to social media to let customers know the website was down and that "flexible accommodations" would be made available for those ...

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  • A Fireworks Market Catches Blaze

    A Fireworks Market Catches Blaze

    Reports say some children have been injured in the blast at a fireworks market in San Pablito, Mexico. The explosion ripped through a well-known fireworks market, San Pablito Market, on Tuesday, sending a massive cloud of smoke into the sky.

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  • Bomb Attack in Turkish City of Kayseri

    Bomb Attack in Turkish City of Kayseri

    A bus was blown apart as it carried off-duty personnel to a market in Kayseri this morning, a week after a twin bombing targeted police at a football stadium in Istanbul . Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member and part of the US coalition against Islamic State, has also been angered by Washington's backing of Syrian Kurdish fighters against the Sunni hardline group.

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  • Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte fires two immigration officials 'tainted with corruption'

    Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte fires two immigration officials 'tainted with corruption'

    According to Duterte, the Philippines does not need financial aid coming from the USA because China already expressed its willingness to provide whatever the money the country needs. "I killed about three of them because there were three of them", Duterte told reporters at a news conference in Manila , the capital. "He wanted to instill fear in the hearts of criminals", Andanar said to explain the unfiltered speech of Duterte, who, ironically, and to the frustration of critics in the ...

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