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Mr Singh, who had earlier created a fury in political circle by reportedly alleging that Mr Mulayam has been kept in house arrest in Lucknow , said Netaji is a big leader of the country and has all the right to lead the Lok Dal. A few weeks ago, there had been speculation that Mulayam and Akhilesh had been feuding over control of the SP because they had different views of what was to come.
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    The puppies were found in an air pocket in the hotel's boiler room, the brigade said. Edoardo di Carlo, aged 10, was one of four children and five adults saved by Alpine rescue specialists and firefighters after spending more than 48 hours in freezing temperatures buried by snow, ice and rock.
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    He had fought extradition since then. He was recaptured a year ago after escaping from a second maximum-security prison through a tunnel dug to his cell. USA authorities have pursued him for years. Hays reported from NY. Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in NY, U.S., January 19, 2017, after his extradition from Mexico.
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    North Korea may soon test-launch an new intercontinental ballistic missile, possibly to coincide with the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, South Korean media reported on Thursday. A day earlier, Seoul's military said that the North has probably built two missiles presumed to be ICBMs. A road-mobile ICBM could be kept hidden or on the move until fired.
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    The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to vote later Thursday on a resolution that would authorize the Economic Community of West African States to use all necessary means to enforce the outcome of last month's elections. "I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh agreed to relinquish power and leave the country", read a post on Adama Barrow's Twitter account.
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    The former US Open champion was beaten in four sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 as Evans booked his place in the next round of the competition for a fifth time. "I'm sure he sees it from somewhere, but just not on the right side, you know". Press Will there be more trips the deeper you go into the tournament? In the women's draw comeback queen Ashleigh Barty faces a third round tussle with German qualifier Mona Barthel, with the pair lining up in the first night match on Rod Laver Arena.
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    And that could boost the Liberal government's existing enthusiasm for expanded trade with China. The view of Trump as a businessman, with a cabinet full of businessmen who put commercial interests first, is one that resonates with the pragmatists in China, especially in the business community.
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    A second quake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit the same area about 50 minutes later, and 10 minutes later a third was measured at magnitude 5 .3. The Italian Red Cross said dozens of people were trapped by the snow in their homes and that it had received reports of building collapses in hamlets near Amatrice.
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    Thousands of protesters wanting the sport resumed gathered on the Marina beach in Chennai , the state capital, on Tuesday night, and the crowd swelled further on Wednesday in response to appeals on social media. "Many revere the bull and it isn't as if they want to kill it". It is also said that the sport is a heavily betted sport in Tamil Nadu. A joint meeting of various Tamil outfits called for a dawn-to dusk-bandh in support of jallikattu on January 20.
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    Staff General Talib al-Sheghati, who heads the Counter-Terrorism Service spearheading the fighting in Mosul , declared the left bank "liberated" at a big press conference on Wednesday. Earlier today the army said it had freed the entire eastern half of the city from Isis control. Mosul , 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014, when Iraqi government forces abandoned their posts and fled, enabling IS militants to gain control of parts of ...
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    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also voiced disapproval, calling them "wild and inappropriate". But one was the greatest ever Britain, a war leader, and the other is Boris, who goes round the world as foreign secretary apologizing to all the nations he has offended over the years, " the newspaper reported him as saying.
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    In addition to warning against trade wars - " Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room", he said - Mr. Xi's address endorsed globalization , including openness of Chinese markets, and included a sharp condemnation of some companies' "excessive pursuit of profit".
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    On Wednesday, Madame Tussauds' London location unveiled its official wax figure of the President-elect. This isn't Trump's first appearance in the wax world - he'll actually become the first president who's already had a Madame Tussauds wax figure, having sat for a previous figure in NY in 1997.
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    The president-elect has vowed to take office regardless of whether Jammeh leaves. This action has heightened tension in the West African country and further portends danger for the fragile situations around the sub-region. Jammeh says the country must wait for Gambia's supreme court to decide on the ruling party's challenge to the election results, a delay that could take months.
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    Brent crude futures, the global benchmark for oil prices, were at $55.76 per barrel at 0813 GMT, down 10 cents from their last close. But how serious and how real is the optimism that came in from the OPEC and non OPEC countries deciding to cut production? "However, the USA forecast for 2017 was revised up by 0.23 mb/d, following higher rig counts and stronger cash flows", says the report.
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    Hassan Khan is the man who married Zeenat Rafiq and in speaking to the media he said that his wife had been very reluctant to return home following their marriage. After Baloch's brother was arrested for killing her, he didn't express any remorse for his actions, saying in a confessional video , "I am proud of what I did".
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    A Japanese whaling vessel has been photographed with what appears to be a dead minke whale onboard, a violation of a 2014 worldwide court ruling that banned hunting of the animals. He said Australia would continue its efforts in the International Whaling Commission to strongly oppose whaling and promote whale conservation. Sea Shepherd maintains that the action was done within the Australian whale sanctuary.
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    An Iranian diplomat on Friday said that his country would not allow any move to review the worldwide nuclear deal, which has put an end to the disputes over Iran's decade-long nuclear issue. The JCPOA had allowed the lifting of worldwide sanctions on Iran in exchange for greater oversight of the country's nuclear program. One year ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran had fulfilled key commitments spelled out under the JCPOA.
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    The deal that Britain gets will be negotiated between May's government and European Union leaders who have already made it clear that single market access only comes with free movement of people. Jolyon Maugham QC, who has announced he is taking such a case, has said it would be politically impossible for the London courts to refer such a question to the EU's highest court, and so he and others have made a decision to take a case in Dublin.