• New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban
New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban

Merrymakers in the town of Tairua on New Zealand's Coromandel peninsula built a sandbar - topped with a picnic table and an icebox full of illicit refreshments - in the middle of the estuary to ring in the New Year, the New Zealand Herald reports.

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  • Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment initiative
Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment initiative

One of Time's Up major aspects is a legal defense fund for which the organization is now soliciting donations via a GoFundMe. The movement was spurred in part by a letter sent in November by the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, an advocacy group representing hundreds of thousands of women who work in the agriculture sector, in support of Holl...

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  • Triple talaq bill in RS today; Cong consults oppn parties
Triple talaq bill in RS today; Cong consults oppn parties

Months later, as the Narendra Modi government is all set to table the contentious Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, debate over the provision in the bill that criminalises instant triple talaq is creating a lot of furore inside and outside Parliament.

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  • India, Pakistan National Security Advisors Met
India, Pakistan National Security Advisors Met "Secretly" Last Week, Claims Pak Official

India has reiterated its demand for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and Hamid Nehal Ansari, both now in custody in Pakistan, as the two countries exchanged lists of prisoners being held in each other's jails, reported the Indian media on Monday.

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  • Bill to replace Medical Council to benefit profession
Bill to replace Medical Council to benefit profession

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. Sources from Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNGDA) said that the government-nominated office-bearers form the bulk in the governance set-up as per the n...

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  • North Korean leader begins new year with threats against US
North Korean leader begins new year with threats against US

Kim's comments on South Korea surprised analysts, who described them as the most significant part of his speech. The United Nations Security Council last month approved its strongest sanctions yet on North Korea - a move that Pyongyang described as an "act of war".

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  • Pakistan To Hold Emergency Meeting Over Trump Tweet
Pakistan To Hold Emergency Meeting Over Trump Tweet

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of being a safe haven for extremists. "No more!" Trump said in a Twitter post on Monday. "No more!" he added. Relations between United States and its uneasy ally Pakistan have been strained for many years over Islamabad's alleged...

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  • 300 flights delayed, 8 cancelled due to low visibility at IGI
300 flights delayed, 8 cancelled due to low visibility at IGI

Arrivals at the airport were also baldy hit as only some aircraft were allowed to land. There are planes queued up at the tarmac for take-off, with the suspension of operations resulting in a massive backlog. Delhi airport has advanced technology for low-visibility landings, called CAT IIIB. Almost all flights arriving into and departing from D...

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  • Assam leaves 13m citizens off its register
Assam leaves 13m citizens off its register

Visit nrcassam.nic.in or any of the website mentioned above and click on "Part Publication Of Draft NRC Is Now Active". We have published the first draft after completion of verification of 1.90 crore people. Applicants can also check your name in NRC draft through SMS and by calling on toll-free numbers. Pre-register your mobile number by sendin...

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  • Nine more killed amid Iran protests
Nine more killed amid Iran protests

State TV says six rioters were killed in the town of Qahdarijan, during an attack on a police station. According to local sources, one of the protesters participating in anti-government protest in Iran has opened fire against police officers in the country's Najafabad city.

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  • Four shot dead in New Jersey home; 16-year-old arrested
Four shot dead in New Jersey home; 16-year-old arrested

The shooting is being investigated as a domestic violence incident, and there is no danger to the public, he added. The boy's parents, Linda Kologi , 42, Steven Kologi , 44, and his sister Brittany Kologi , 18, were all found dead inside, along with Mary Schultz , a 70-year-old friend who lived with them.

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  • Amber warning for wind overnight as Storm Dylan develops
Amber warning for wind overnight as Storm Dylan develops

There have been no reports of any major damage or flooding in the Republic of Ireland where Storm Dylan raged overnight. Hurricane-force gusts of 76mph were recorded at Port Ellen on Islay as the Met Office confirmed that, at its peak, Storm Dylan winds reached 95mph on the top of Cairngorm.

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  • Apple and Saudi test out their comfort zones
Apple and Saudi test out their comfort zones

For Amazon, the company is reportedly still in early talks, but is looking into expanding Amazon Web Services to the region. The Saudi government has been easing regulation around foreign ownership over the past two years. Since then, he has also set up a $45bn technology investment fund with Japan's SoftBank and announced plans to create a futur...

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  • 5 takeaways from Aggies' Belk Bowl loss
5 takeaways from Aggies' Belk Bowl loss

Tabari Hines had eight receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Wolford, a four-year starter and the game's Most Valuable Player, threw all four TD passes in the first half for Wake Forest (8-5). The Aggies squared off with Wake Forest for the first time in school history in the Belk Bowl. Kirk was able to return to the game on Texas A&M's...

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  • Kim Jong Un says he has a 'nuclear button' on his desk
Kim Jong Un says he has a 'nuclear button' on his desk

Kim also stressed North Korea's economic achievements during the speech, and noted the importance of improving the nation's standard of living. "I think President Trump has made China move more than they have in the past", he said. The US will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hi...

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  • Democratic Republic of Congo: gunfire in churches after protests against President Kabila
Democratic Republic of Congo: gunfire in churches after protests against President Kabila

At least two civilians have been killed as violence erupted ahead of protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. Security forces were deployed across the city of 10 million people and witnesses reported to AFP various police operations against protesters at churches.

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  • 12 killed in fiery plane crash in Costa Rica
12 killed in fiery plane crash in Costa Rica

Photos released by the country's security ministry show the burning wreckage among a thicket of trees. Costa Rican authorities said a plane crash there killed 12 people on Sunday, including 10 U.S. Reuters reports the plane crashed in the mountainous region of Punta Islita, about 140 miles west of the capital of San José. Enio Cubillo, directo...

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  • Paul Scholes Labels Paul Pogba
Paul Scholes Labels Paul Pogba "Half The Player" He Was At Juventus

The Frenchman arguably cost his side all three points during their 0-0 draw with Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday by converting Nemanja Matic's goal-bound effort from an offside position. I wonder whether he is training properly. " United look a exhausted team; they look like they have played 50 or 60 games this season already and we ar...

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  • New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks
New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks

About eight tonnes of fireworks were lit during the colourful display, which lasted 12 minutes. Sky City - a casino and event centre in Auckland - was again the epicentre of the country's celebrations with a dramatic fireworks display. Elsewhere, major global cities also prepared to welcome the New Year. Palestinian children celebrate New Year ...

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  • Panamanian vessel probed over suspected oil supplies to N. Korea
Panamanian vessel probed over suspected oil supplies to N. Korea

The ship, seized at Yeosu Port on November 24, is suspected of transferring 600 tons of refined petroleum to a North Korean ship named Samjong No. 2. The tanker, chartered by Taiwanese company Billions Bunker Group Corp, previously visited Yeosu on Oct 11 and loaded up on some 14,000 tonnes of Japanese refined oil before heading towards its purpo...

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