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Saudi closes hotel detention centre as corruption purge winds down

Saudi closes hotel detention centre as corruption purge winds down The announcement also appeared to represent a political victory for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who launched the purge last November and predicted at the time that it would net about $100 billion in settlements. Saudi authorities say the campaign is aimed at improving the kingdom's business environment and that sums recovered will be used to fund a cash assistance program for middle and lo... [Full Article...]

Reply to contempt plea on cow vigilantism, Supreme Court tells three states

Reply to contempt plea on cow vigilantism, Supreme Court tells three states The court has asked the respective secretaries to reply before 3 April. The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on a plea alleging failure to comply with an earlier court order to check instances of vigilantism over cow protection. [Full Article...]

Border Patrol finds 76 immigrants in trailer near Laredo

Border Patrol finds 76 immigrants in trailer near Laredo The vehicle involved was tracked to the side of Interstate 5 near Dairy Mart Road near the border about 12:10 p.m., where agents conducted an immigration check. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nina Pruneda says the driver's identity and other details about the case are being withheld at this time. [Full Article...]

Mixed response to Government's move to pass the Talaq bill

Mixed response to Government's move to pass the Talaq bill The Opposition, however, said it planned to counter the government on issues such as incidents of rape and other atrocities on women, alleged attacks on the Constitution and constitutional institutions and the plight of traders, besides the recent incident of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh. [Full Article...]

Shopian shuts on sixth straight day against killings

Shopian shuts on sixth straight day against killings A BJP MLA today protested in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly the registration of an FIR against Army men in connection with the alleged killing of two youths in Army firing in Shopian district. The Jammu and Kashmir assembly has been engulfed in uproar for the last two days, as the opposition made repeated interruptions and a National Conference (NC) MLC raised "azaadi" slogans. [Full Article...]

Trump rejects idea of negotiations with Taliban after Afghan blasts

Trump rejects idea of negotiations with Taliban after Afghan blasts Tom Gresback, a USA military spokesman. "What nobody else has been able to finish we're going to be able to do it", he said. "Now, all countries should take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Airlines cancel more than 200 flights over tensions between China and Taiwan

Airlines cancel more than 200 flights over tensions between China and Taiwan Chinese airlines have canceled hundreds of flights to and from Taiwan as a dispute over aviation routes intensifies. A row between China and Taiwan has flared up over air navigation, leading to the cancellation of 176 flights between the two. [Full Article...]

Musa returns to CSKA, to play in Europa League

Musa returns to CSKA, to play in Europa League Musa has only mustered one Leicester appearance this term however, when he found the net in a Carabao Cup clash at Sheffield United . Musa will be at the club till the end of the season. And now the 25-year-old has been farmed out to the club where he spent five seasons, racking up more than 50 goals at the Russian Premier League side. [Full Article...]

2 people with man holed up in hotel room

2 people with man holed up in hotel room Police say the man has refused to come out of the room. Police say they've been negotiating with the man since around midnight. The University of Minnesota rec center and nearby roads are closed Monday morning for what the U is calling a "public safety emergency". [Full Article...]

North Korea may be able to strike U.S. within a few months

North Korea may be able to strike U.S. within a few months New insight from North Korea analysis program 38 North suggests that the sanctions may be working to decrease military activity within the regime. Although the North Korean military appears to be buckling due to the increased sanctions, the communist state has found ways around certain trade restrictions. [Full Article...]

US Lawmakers at NAFTA Talks Express Optimism

US Lawmakers at NAFTA Talks Express Optimism Lighthizer said there will be another round in Mexico in late February and said core issues are starting to be discussed. Trump, who described the North American Free Trade Agreement as a disaster that has drained manufacturing jobs to Mexico, has frequently threatened to abandon it unless it can be renegotiated to bring back jobs to the United States. [Full Article...]

Russians will meddle in coming USA election — Central Intelligence Agency chief

Russians will meddle in coming USA election — Central Intelligence Agency chief We see it in our hospitals and medicals systems. It's also true in other parts of the world. including Europe and the UK."Chinese methods v RussianRussian interference has been the focus of political debate in Washington with allegations of hacking and releasing information as well as using social media to sow division.But the Central Intelligence Agency director's surprising claim to me was tha... [Full Article...]

President's Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day

President's Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day A prayer meeting will be held in Bapu's memorial, Rajghat, in the national capital to offer tributes to the Father of the Nation. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, earlier in the day, paid his homage Mahatma Gandhi here at Gandhi Smriti. [Full Article...]

Saudi billionaire moguls freed from Saudi detention

Saudi billionaire moguls freed from Saudi detention Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said the settlements reached include seizure of real estate assets, commercial entities, securities and cash. He said he had been able to communicate with executives at his business while detained. The Ritz-Carlton is to reopen to the public in mid-February. The arrest of so many influential Saudis was meant to send a message that no one was immune to prosecu... [Full Article...]

Brendan Cole on Strictly Come Dancing: His celebrity partners in pictures

Brendan Cole on Strictly Come Dancing: His celebrity partners in pictures The 41-year-old dancer, who has starred in every single series of the BBC1 show, made a tearful appearance on ITV's Lorraine to reveal that he will be absent when the BBC contest returns this autumn, after finding out at the end of last week that bosses had "made an editorial decision not to have me back on the show". [Full Article...]

Turkish NGO extends support to operation in Afrin

Turkish NGO extends support to operation in Afrin It says 55 civilians have been killed since the start of the offensive, a figure which Turkey disputes, saying it is doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties. Abdel-Rahman said the Turkish troops seized control of the large hill, killing almost a dozen Kurdish fighters. At least 14 people, including five children, died Sunday in Turkish air strikes on the region, the Observatory sa... [Full Article...]

Padmaavat First Day Collection, Huge Opening Despite Massive Protest

Padmaavat First Day Collection, Huge Opening Despite Massive Protest Anyway, Padmaavat is larger than life show which is well received by the fans and the critics and the film is doing quite well now. Owing to the vast fan following of the actress and the anticipation to witness Deepika Padukone as the most lovely queen in the history Rani Padmini, the actress took the social media by storm. [Full Article...]

Spain welcomes postponing Catalonia vote

Spain welcomes postponing Catalonia vote In a statement, Torrent said: "In response to the request of President Puigdemont to guarantee his right to a debate with guarantees, the plenary of today is postponed but in no case disqualified". Spain's Constitutional Court has ruled that Puigdemont, who won back his seat in the December 21 general elections, must get court permission to attend the Tuesday session of Catalonia's parliament. [Full Article...]

India's gender inequality has led to millions of 'unwanted' girls

India's gender inequality has led to millions of 'unwanted' girls The birth of a son is often a cause for celebration and family pride, while the birth of a daughter can be a time of embarrassment and even mourning as parents look toward the huge debts they'll need to take on to pay for marriage dowries. In the northern farming states of Punjab and Haryana, for example, the sex ratio among infants to 6-year-old is 1,200 men per 1,000 women, even though they are ... [Full Article...]

Indonesia police force 'manly makeover' on transgender beauticians

Indonesia police force 'manly makeover' on transgender beauticians The incident happened after police on Sunday raided several beauty salons in conservative Aceh and rounded up their transgender employees over claims that they had teased a group of boys. The trans women would be detained for several days, followed by a five-day "training" programme including efforts to make them walk and speak in a more "manly" way, as well as "morals teaching" by local clerics, ... [Full Article...]


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