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'PM Modi Fears Rahul Gandhi's Transformed Image': Sharad Pawar

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) - the party's highest decision-making body - will be meeting on Monday to chalk out a schedule for the party president's election. The party sources said the election process was likely to be completed before the Gujarat Assembly elections, which starts on December 9. On the last day of filing the nomination, if no other contestant files his/her nomination against Gandhi, then he will be declared president unopposed.

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Megyn Kelly: Donald Trump Is 'Tone Deaf' for Criticizing Al Franken

But at least four pastors on that letter, which apparently had been recycled from before the GOP primary and before the sexual assault allegations had come to light, say they hadn't given permission for their names to be used again. Moore has been accused by two women of initiating unwanted sexual encounters when he was in his 30s and they were 14 and 16. "He will not step down", Kayla Moore said.

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Those who had doubts must introspect: Jaitley on Moody's upgrade for India

Talking about policy decisions like demonetisation and GST implementation, he said that a series of steps taken by the government are taking Indian economy to a greater formalisation and digitization which is being universally acknowledged.

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Lamborghini donates special vehicle to Pope Francis. What he's doing with it

Lamborghini has created a one-off special edition of its Huracan supercar for Pope Francis . The Huracan starts at around $200,000, though I suspect this one will go for a bit more than that. The Pope Lambo and the Pope Mobile. Pope Francis has taken receipt of a set of keys for a fancy new Lamborghini - but is unlikely to be taking a tour around the Vatican gardens in it.

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Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis

Aoun's statement was carried by the state-run National News Agency. Lebanon accused the Saudis of holding Hariri against his will. Hariri earlier in a broadcast cited concerns over meddling by Iran and its Lebanese ally, the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah, in regional affairs.

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We'll buy arms from Russia, Philippines' Duterte tells Putin

Duterte - sometimes described "Trump of the East" because of his brash and mercurial style - had said on Wednesday that he would tell the US president to "lay off" if he raised the issue of human rights when they met. And nearly all of them also have the same problem. Duterte's scorched-earth campaign has reportedly claimed thousands of lives since 2016, drawing condemnation from human rights groups, worldwide media and Western capitals.

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Roy Moore nearly certainly isn't going to be a senator

On the Democratic side, one of the Senate's moderate members is helping Moore's challenger raise campaign funds, underscoring the party's wary approach in an Alabama race that until recently was viewed as a virtually certain win for the GOP.

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'I would NEVER' call Rocket Man Kim Jong Un 'short and fat'

The US President fired off half a dozen messages ahead of his official welcoming ceremony in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, which he is visiting as part of his Asia tour. Trump has traded insults and threats with Kim in the past amid escalating tension over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs as North Korea races toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States -something Trump has vowed to prevent.

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Strong 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Western Iran, Damages Villages

A strong quake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region yesterday killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries said. Photos and videos of extensive damage in both Iran and Iraq poured in on social media shortly after the quake.

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Moscow drafts 'reciprocal measures' over United States demands on Russia Today

The Duma is obliged to give its laws two preliminary approvals before passing them, which Volodin said could happen next week. Such a registration would require any reporting to be labeled as being financed or influenced by the Russian government , among other restrictions.

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Priti Patel on the brink, as new meetings with Israeli officials revealed

Ms Patel, a Brexit campaigner who was popular in Ms May's Government, headed back to London yesterday after cancelling a planned trip to Africa to respond to the reports that she failed to declare meetings with Israeli officials in a breach of diplomatic protocol.

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Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip With Top Trump Campaign Officials

Feinstein, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she had not seen any evidence that any "dirt" regarding emails linked to Hillary Clinton, which court records said Papadopoulos discussed with a foreign contact close to the Russian government, was given to the Trump campaign.

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Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Loses Her Job

Ironically, one of Briskman's responsibilities at Akima was to monitor the company's social media presence. Briskman told the Huff Post that she got canned because her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, found her actions "lewd" and "obscene".

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Could Flynn be the next member of Trump's orbit to face indictment?

Flynn, who was sacked after just 24 days on the job, was one of the first Trump associates to come under scrutiny in the federal probe now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. "Let them do that", Ryan said, adding that he's said this "all along". After Trump fired James Comey in May, the former FBI director testified that the president had suggested to him that the bureau drop a potential criminal investigation into Flynn.

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Iran adds missile to annual anti-US pageant

After Iranian students seized the USA embassy in Tehran in 1979, they spent years painstakingly reassembling the intelligence reports shredded by the CIA officers who were some of the last workers captured, according to the BBC. State television said similar celebrations were being held in other Iranian cities and towns. "The United States must convince Iran that its security would be enhanced through regional arms control".

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George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'

I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard. Last year, neither voted for him - and that meant going against a party they both once led. However, at the time , he thought Bush was more concerned that Clinton would win the presidency, not Trump.

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Everyone's congratulating the Twitter employee who deleted Donald Trump's account

A Twitter customer support employee performed the community service on his last day. Trump frequently uses Twitter to announce policy, assail his adversaries and to tangle with countries, including North Korea, over world affairs. "Earlier today @ realdonaldtrump's account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee", Twitter Government tweeted. Trump's official White House account, @POTUS, has 20.9 million followers.

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'Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village'

The Syrian state news agency Sana said the auto bombing was carried out by Jabhat Al Nusra, using the former name of Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, which it changed to Jabhat Fatah Al Sham after claiming to have severed ties with the terrorist group.

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Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back

However, that also means your evening commute may be in the dark. We all have opinions on daylight saving time, though truth to tell, I always need to stop and figure it out a little. As a result of this essay, Franklin is often erroneously given the honor of "inventing" daylight saving time, but he only proposed a change in sleep schedules-not the time itself.

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No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC

Subramanium stressed said the court must "interpret the text and values behind the provisions of Article 239AA of the Constitution" and the objective it serves. Prima facie it appears that it gives more power to Lieutenant Governor, unlike other Union Territories. The matter was referred to the constitution bench by the bench of Justice Sikri and Justice R.K.Agrawal on February 15.

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Probe of Trump-Russia links get strong support, poll finds

The White House did not respond to request for further comment. "He didn't say yes and he didn't say no", the official said , declining to be more specific about Trump's response to Papadopoulos. Sessions replied: "I'm not aware of any of those activities". "Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar", Trump posted on Twitter shortly after 8 a.m.

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All signs point to Osweiler replacing Siemian as Denver Broncos QB

Broncos rookie tight-end Jake Butt returned to the practice field; Emmanuel Sanders and Todd Davis also practiced for the Broncos. Siemian went 19 of 36 for 198 yards and finished with an abysmal 43.5 QB rating. The Browns released him in the summer and he quickly rejoined the Broncos, who needed a backup after Paxton Lynch sprained his throwing shoulder in the preseason.

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Russia's Putin arrives in Iran

Putin praised cooperation with Iran as "very productive". "We believe it is by no means justifiable to unilaterally terminate the deal", he said, adding that the agreement has nothing to do with Iran's defense and missile programs. Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran November 1, 2017. "Full resolution of Syria's crisis needs strong cooperation between Iran and Russian Federation".

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NTPC Explosion: Boiler blast claims 9 lives, injures 100

It also was not clear how many workers were in the plant at the time. "It's believed that accumulation of ash inside pipe and furnace of the boiler exploded due to pressure at the power plant", a senior official at Raebareli told Xinhua.

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All participants of global meeting on Syria arrive in Astana

Russian Federation is the main backer of the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad. Assad "has confirmed his readiness for.the preparation of a new constitution and the holding of new parliamentary and presidential elections on this basis", Lavrentyev said, adding that Assad's acceptance of such a constitutional reform process is "a very important announcement".

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IAEA has not requested new inspections, says Iran

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency visited Iran on Sunday as opposition from the United States continues to undermine the landmark international accord over Iran's nuclear program. Amano said in September IAEA inspections verifying Iran's side of the deal are the world's toughest. The visitor showed interest in playing a more protagonist role in relation to the Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action or nuclear pact, especially after the statements by U.S.

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Israel Neutralized A Terror Tunnel From Gaza Into Israel

Most belonged to Islamic Jihad, one of several groups in Gaza that are classified as terrorist organizations by the USA and European Union. He did not explain why Israel made a decision to detonate the tunnel this week, although the presence of fighters inside may have triggered the Israeli action.

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Trump to declare opioids a public health emergency

In an address at the White House, Trump said the growing epidemic spares "no part" of the country, promising his administration will spend "lots of money" to find non-addictive painkiller, Xinhua news agency reported. Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Melanie Amato said her agency will review the declaration's details "to see what it means for Ohio and "how it might complement what we believe is already one of the most aggressive and comprehensive approaches in the nation as we help ...

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Outrage Grows After Girl Denied Trophy for Winning Boys' Event

According to the Telegram in Worcester, Mass ., Emily Nash, a Lunenburg High School junior, shot a three-over 75 at Blissful Meadows on Tuesday, but MIAA rules prohibited her score from being included in the individual tournament-yet it still counted toward her team's total.

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Singapore passport to have new design, additional security features

When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. Pakistan meanwhile is nowhere in the last even in the top 50 countries. Other Asian passports in the top 20 include South Korea, Japan as well as Malaysia. The U.S. passport's ranking has declined since Donald Trump became president, according to the Passport Index . "More and more people every year invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a second passport to offer better opportunity and security for their ...

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Indonesia fireworks factory disaster kills at least 47 people

The Tangerang police chief, Harry Kurniawan, said the police were investigating whether the factory had been properly licensed to manufacture fireworks. Quoting a local official, MetroTV said that while the factory had a permit, its closeness to a residential neighbourhood was against regulations. "My friends and I and some police officers knocked down a wall so people could escape, then the workers came out", he told AFP.

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National Park Service considering hiking entry fees at 17 parks

In all, the 17 parks with the greatest attendance - Grand Teton is included as well - would see the jump from $30 at their entrance gates. The public is invited to comment on the proposed increases until November 23, through the national parks' website (parkplanning.nps.gov/proposedpeakseasonfeerates) or in writing, to 1859 C Street NW, Mail Stop: 2346 Washington, D.C.

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Laptop Found in Las Vegas Gunman's Hotel Room Missing Hard Drive

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office filed one count of possession of over 600 images of child pornography and 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, police said. He said he had been questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his brother. According to ABC News , Paddock is thought to have removed the hard drive from the laptop before fatally shooting himself following the massacre.

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Two House Panels Launch Investigation Into FBI's 2016 Decisions

They also want to find out why the FBI made a decision to formally notify Congress of the probe on two separate occasions and why the FBI - as opposed to the Justice Department - recommended that Clinton not be charged at the conclusion of the investigation.

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Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi allegedly kidnapped since two years, rescued

Shahzadi was found on Wednesday night from the area near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, reported Dawn . Iqbal stated that the tribal groups of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces helped a lot in her recovery. "She first obtained all the details about Hamid's case and confirmed that his intentions were not mala fide, though he did try to enter Pakistan illegally".

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Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd travel ban

If Watson's order is overturned, the Maryland order could then have an effect. "These restrictions are vital to ensuring that foreign nations comply with the minimum security standards required for the integrity of our immigration system and the security of our nation", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

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BJP releases list of 68 candidates for Himachal polls

There was a cloud over him leading the contest, but Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi declared at a rally in Mandi that Singh would be the CM candidate. If the Congress wins, it would be his seventh term as the chief minister. BJP has fielded Rakesh Verma, the son of former top cop of Himachal Pradesh and chairman of HP Public Service Commission, R R Verma which Singh had close personal and family relations.

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Bomb-sniffing Central Intelligence Agency dog fired for not sniffing bombs

Even when they could motivate her with food and play to search, she was clearly not enjoying herself any longer. For the dogs that don't make it through the Central Intelligence Agency's explosive detection training program, there's still a full life to be lived-just not serving the public.

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New wave of Rohingya refugees flock to Bangladesh camps

Many of the Rohingyas who arrived since Sunday told the UNHCR they were forced to leave when their villages were set on fire. Feltman visited several communities affected by the recent violence in northern Rakhine state by air. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a militant group, claimed responsibility for the attacks as well as for deadly smaller-scale raids on three border guard stations in October 2016.

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Vehicle bomb kills 5 police, 2 civilians in southwest Pakistan

After the blast, security forces cordoned off the area and started a search operation. He said terrorists are hitting the vulnerable targets and Balochistan is at the hit list of terrorists. "Balochistan is on the forefront of this fight and we will not stop until there is not a single terrorist left in the area", the home minister said. He added: "These cowardly attacks will not hinder our security forces in executing their duties".