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Supreme Court to review Section 377

LGBT rights groups called the law the "worst in the nation" and the Supreme Court's decision a "missed opportunity". The plea seeking decriminalisation of homosexuality or gay sex between two consenting adults was referred to a larger bench by the apex court on Monday.

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Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant

By the time fire engines reached the spot in around 15 minutes, the fire had spread over a ground plus one building, and had covered nearly 3,000 sq ft. In a statement with Indian express a guy suggested that "The disaster happened at about 8 pm and fire engines were summoned immediately". On December 29, 14 persons were killed in a fire at an upscale pub in the Kamala Mills compound.

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Man dies in Stockholm metro station blast

It is being reported by local media that the second injured person is a 45-year-old woman. The blast occurred mid-morning at the Varby gard station in Huddinge, a southern suburb of the Swedish capital. Technicians are still working on it. Police said fragment damages on the victims and findings at the scene indicated the explosive could be a hand grenade, possibly an old one.

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Trump moves back his 'Fake News Awards,' citing high interest

Trump, however, termed it as "fake book", reported local media. Late night hosts took advantage of Trump's latest invention to poke fun at the president - and put themselves up for the honor, of course. "Victor to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!" Trump had promised to hold the mock awards show to castigate mainstream news organizations for their coverage of his presidency.

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China Says 32 People, Mostly Iranians, Missing After Oil Tanker Collision

Chinese authorities have dispatched eight ships for the search and rescue operation, while South Korea have sent a plane and coastguard ship to help. Its rescued crew are all Chinese nationals, the country's Transport Ministry said. "We have no information on their fate", he told the news agency. In 2016 one of its tankers collided with a Swiss container ship in the busy Singapore Strait, though that incident caused no injuries or oil spill.

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Kmart in Portland will close in 2018

Liquidation sales will begin as soon as January 12 at the Sears and Kmart stores. Shoppers at both locations expressed concerns about the stores closing. Sears had already been planning to downsize in Orland Park , where it's been an anchor store since the mall opened in 1976. The store is located at N.

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Why has the 'Fire and Fury' book angered Trump so much?

Bannon walked back many of his remarks on Sunday about the Russian Federation investigation, Trump, and his family. " Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book", Trump wrote.

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Trump aide Stephen Miller rips Wolff book as 'grotesque work of fiction'

Miller shot back. It went downhill from there. Minutes after Stephen Miller's crazed, outrageous, and unhinged appearance on CNN Sunday morning, defending President Trump and attacking author Michael Wolff , the president himself applauded his policy advisor's performance.

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Amid Transport Strike, Tamil Nadu MLA Drives Government Bus

Ten unions had announced launching the strike yesterday after wage-related talks with the government failed. "This is what you get when you just bring anyone to drive a bus, which is a specialised job", said C. The striking unions wanted the "factor" for revision to be fixed at 2.57 while the government insisted it be 2.44. A few buses were operated to Kerala with the available crew.

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Fodder scam sentencing: Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi targets Nitish Kumar

He was fined Rs 5 lakh for each case, failing which he would serve another six months in jail, a CBI counsel said. "The BJP, RSS and Nitish Kumar had got threatened with Lalu Prasad's effort for opposition's unity against BJP and Narendra Modi after the party had organised BJP bhagao, Desh bachao rally in Patna, so they conspired to send him to jail...

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Alabama Home of Roy Moore Accuser Burns; Arson Suspected

Johnson detailed an encounter from 1991, in which the then-28-year-old says Moore "grabbed me from behind, on my buttocks", during a custody dispute between Johnson and her mother at Moore's law office in Gadsden, Alabama. "I am devastated, just devastated", Johnson told AL.com on Friday. Reuters was unable to independently verify the allegations, and Moore has denied any wrongdoing.

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Prank California highway signs 'welcome' felons, illegal immigrants and MS-13

As the interview wrapped up, he added, "We gotta start charging some of these politicians with crimes". In New York City, the largest sanctuary city in the United States, officials similarly said that attacks on their policies - and politicians - is an unfortunate hallmark of the Trump campaign.

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North Korea agrees to talks after US, South Korea postpone military drills

Mattis cited the wide array of logistics and transportation support required to conduct the Olympics, some of which would otherwise be tied up with military exercises. "The fact that South Korea wants to talk to North Korea, hopefully with China chairing the meeting, is a good sign", Armstrong added. No one replied, but South Korean officials realized the working day may not have begun as North Korean time has run 30 minutes behind Seoul since Pyongyang created a different time zone in ...

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Massive East Coast storm snarls air travel, including at LAX

Several airports on the East coast have been shut down due to the powerful storm . "If warranted, the Port Authority also is prepared to accommodate ticketed passengers who may become stranded at the airports", Port Authority officials said in a statement.

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Blast hits police in Kabul, dozens of casualties

The bloodshed followed an attack on a private television station in Kabul last month that was also claimed by the local affiliate of the Islamic State. "We can confirm that so far 11 bodies have been brought to our hospitals as well as 25 wounded", the AFP news agency quoted Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh as saying on January 4.

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Trump wants 'Deep State Justice Dept' to probe Huma Abedin

Trump's tweet Tuesday appears to have been inspired by a report in The Daily Caller claiming that Abedin "forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked".

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Spirit Airlines passenger awoke to find stranger's hands down her trousers

The woman said she was in a window seat next to Ramamoorthy when she fell asleep, only to wake up and discover his hand in her trousers. Upon waking up, the woman alerted a flight attendant. In the statement, he also added that he hadn't done anything apart from learning from his wife that the 22-year-old woman was sleeping on his knees. The victim was crying and appeared befuddled with her clothes undone, when she reported the incident about 40 minutes before the plane was due to land, two ...

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Hot-air balloon crash kills tourist in southern Egypt

The flight crash-landed west of the city on a desert road on Friday morning after strong winds blew the balloon off course above the city's temples and tombs. Hot air balloon companies in Luxor offer the tours usually starting at sunrise. The crash killed one passenger and injured seven others, according to initial reports.

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Charge on coffee cups to boost recycling proposed by United Kingdom lawmakers

The plan is being considered by ministers amid calls for a complete ban on all disposable cups by 2023 unless manufacturers can make them recyclable. If this target is not achieved, the Government should ban disposable coffee cups'. MPs also explained that consumers should be included in that conversation through improved labeling which will offer proper guidance on how to best dispose of coffee cups.

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LIST: Closings and cancellations in our area due to weather

However, New Life Christian School will operate on a normal schedule. All district events (after-school programs and athletic events) are canceled for Wednesday. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. say two or more inches of snow could accumulate on Wednesday. "We will update you as we move forward", the statement reads.

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U.S. calls for urgent United Nations meetings on Iran

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday expressed support for the Iranian people protesting against their government, urging the worldwide community to take action to back the nationwide demonstrations. Haley warned that "more outrageous abuses" can be expected in the following days, given what she called the precedent set by the Iranian government.

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Injured In Bronx, NY Apartment Building Fire

At least eight people were injured in a fire raging through a Bronx building, the New York Fire Department said on Tuesday. A fire destroyed a building and injured 23 people in NY yesterday, just days after the city's deadliest inferno in a quarter of a century.

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India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

The Foreign Office said the India will also hand over the list of Pakistani prisoners to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi . Ms Swaraj said this to parliament's consultative committee on external affairs during a meeting, which was also attended by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, the Indian media reported.

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Health services hit as doctors protest against NMC Bill

NMC Bill introduced the concept of "bridge courses" that allows Ayush doctors to practice allopathy that irked modern medicine doctors. Aiming to ensure transparency, the bill also seeks to allow practitioners of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, to practice modern medicine once they complete a short term "bridge" course.

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Kim Jong-un: North Korea's nuclear arsenal is now complete

After the Olympics, inter-Korean ties could become frosty again because North Korea has made it clear that it has no intention of accepting global calls for nuclear disarmament and instead wants to bolster its weapons arsenal in the face of what it calls increasing USA threats.