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Russian Federation to veto UNSC resolution calling for observers at Aleppo evacuation

Russian Federation to veto UNSC resolution calling for observers at Aleppo evacuation

Wissam Zarqa, an English teacher and Aleppo resident, said he went to an evacuation point on Sunday afternoon and found buses with evacuees on board, but that the vehicles did not move. He said he hoped for a positive vote, but that he remained cautious. Pro-Damascus Mayadeen television blamed the rebel group formerly known as the Nusra Front.Rebel officials said an angry crowd of people, possibly alongside pro-government "operatives", was responsible. Read More

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Oil rises as output cuts seen curbing glut, United States dollar rally stalled

Multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs has also changed its tune on the issue of OPEC compliance, suggesting that members have "strong" incentive to follow through with promised cuts. In the short term, however, prices will not move much from their current base in the low $50s, well below last week's peak of $58, as the market waits for signs of Opec members following through on their pledges. Read More

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Third Bank looted in Jammu and Kashmir post demonetisation

Third Bank looted in Jammu and Kashmir post demonetisation

They decamped with almost Rs 10 lakh from the bank. "The bank robbery incidents in Kashmir are purely the fallout of demonetization plan", Special Director General of Police and Incharge Law and Order S.P. Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd is now trading at Rs 59.05, down by Rs 1.75 or 2.88% from its previous closing of Rs 60.8 on the BSE. It was the third major bank robbery in less than a month in Kashmir. Read More

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Evacuation convoys leave Aleppo with wounded civilians

Evacuation convoys leave Aleppo with wounded civilians

The Syrian government suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from Aleppo on Friday, leaving thousands of people trapped and facing an uncertain fate. Ayrault meanwhile reiterated France's call for "the deployment, as quickly as possible, of United Nations observers, of all United Nations personnel who are already on the ground, and who can be deployed in the coming hours". Read More

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Charges against Kiren Rijiju completely false, baseless: Power Ministry

The Opposition parties decided in a meeting on Wednesday morning that they would raise the issue of Kiren Rijiju being accused in the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) hydel-project scam in Parliament, in what looks like another ploy by the Congress and its allies to not let Parliament function, or even avoid the demonetisation debate in both Houses of the legislature. Read More

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Unarmed man, 73, shot and killed by police in California

Serna was shot about 10 minutes after police received the call, Carruesco said. Francisco Serna was pronounced dead at the scene, Bakersfield Police spokesman Sgt. Police did not uncover any firearms on Serna, nor in his home or cars. The officer who killed Serna, who has not yet been named, has been placed on administrative leave as the incident is investigated, police said. Read More

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Indian Home Minister threatens to 'break Pakistan into 10 pieces'

Indian Home Minister threatens to 'break Pakistan into 10 pieces'

According to Indian Media, Indian Home Minister claimed that a neighboring country repeatedly encouraging and sponsoring terrorism and terrorist to harm India. "But our fearless soldiers gave them a befitting reply". Mr. Singh said India always wanted to have friendly relations with all its neighbours but Pakistan betrayed India and returned peace initiatives with terrorist attacks. Read More

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Gambia opposition demands President Jammeh hand over power after election

Gambia opposition demands President Jammeh hand over power after election

They called on him to respect the choice of the sovereign People of The Gambia, as he did on 2 December 2016, and to transfer, without condition and undue delay, power to the President-elect, Mr. The last two Gambian judges left the court a year and a half ago. The Security Council "urged President Jammeh to meet and cooperate" with the high level delegation, said Deputy Spanish U.N. Read More

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Andrew Garfield excited to see new Spider-Man film

According to Deadline and the Hollywood Reporter , the next film in Marvel Studios' "Spider-Man" saga is scheduled to hit theaters over the Fourth of July weekend in 2019. By announcing the date of the sequel so soon, it looks like Marvel and Sony are pretty confident the latest Spider-Man reboot will be a hit. We also see a bit more of Michael Keaton's Vulture, the super villain of the film. Read More

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Democratic candidate for US Senate concedes runoff in Louisiana

Democratic candidate for US Senate concedes runoff in Louisiana

Kennedy's Democrat opponent, Foster Campbell, clearly felt Trump's popularity in the Pelican State as he generally refrained from too many direct attacks on Trump during his campaign. Kennedy hit Campbell for supporting Clinton. He's also a Louisiana Democrat - strongly opposed to abortion and supportive of gun rights. "For 40 years I've been in politics, and I've been able to get crossover votes, independent votes", Campbell said . Read More

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