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by | February 05, 2017 | 01:57

There has a sparking speculation that the party may replace Chief Minister O Panneerselvam with General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan. Mr. Stalin said the State government always wanted to keep the people in suspense, whether it was resignation of officials or the health condition and treatment given to former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa after she was admitted to hospital, charging it with lack of transparency.

by | February 05, 2017 | 01:50

On Sunday, Trump appointed Stephen Bannon - the former chairman of Breitbart News, a site with ties to the alt-right - as his chief strategist in a move that sparked swift criticism from the Anti-Defamation League. In a statement put out shortly after the order was leaked, the Trump administration said: 'The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President ...

by | February 04, 2017 | 01:01

A deal is a deal". Congressman Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, criticized President Donald Trump's foreign policy approach this week following reports that he abruptly ended a call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. for 120 days - indefinitely for those from Syria - and all citizens of Muslim-majority nations Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya for 90 days.

by | February 04, 2017 | 01:02

Miss Kaptur, a founding co-chair of the House Ukraine Caucus, attributed the resolution to new attacks by Russian Federation on Avdiivka in the Donetsk Region of Ukraine. On Twitter, Dina Fidarova, said that the Putin-Trump call showed how easy it will be for Putin to take advantage of Trump's apparent lack of knowledge or interest in the nuances of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

by | February 03, 2017 | 01:00

It purports to protect not only religious institutions but "persons of all faiths" in "all activities of life", including "closely held for-profit corporations operated for a religious goal, even if its objective is not exclusively religious...." According to that document, the order seeks to widen the net of what's protected under religious freedom in the US, and would extend to anyone " providing social services, education, or healthcare; earning a living , seeking a job, or employing ...

by | February 03, 2017 | 00:59

Yet shortly after Turnbull made those comments to reporters , Trump took to Twitter to slam the deal. Turnbull has repeatedly claimed that Trump gave him assurances during the phone call that the refugee deal would still go ahead despite last week's presidential order suspending the USA refugee program.

by | February 03, 2017 | 01:02

Romania's prime minister insisted on Thursday (Feb 2) that the government will press ahead with decrees decriminalising certain corruption offences, defying the country's biggest protests since the end of communism. Critics say the decree will roll back progress made against corruption in Romania since it joined the European Union in 2007. Romanians, especially the young and the middle class, hit the streets "the moment they got the impression that justice and this fight against ...

by | February 03, 2017 | 01:01

Forget Atlantis. Scientists have uncovered evidence of an ancient "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius , according to a new study. As Jérôme Dyment, a geologist at the Paris Institute of Earth Physics and one of the critics of the 2013 study put it: "Finding zircons in sand is one thing, finding them within a rock is another one".

by | February 03, 2017 | 00:57

Turkey frequently accuses Germany o. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced at a press conference in Ankara that, during talks held with Turkish PM Recep Erdogan, she underlined the importance of freedom of the media and freedom of speech , reported Reuters, cited by BTA.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:54

Of the eight wounded in the shooting , five remain in critical condition, said hospital spokeswoman Genevieve Dupuis. Police arrested two suspects but did not provide further information due to the probe being in its initial stage. The attack came amid heightened tensions worldwide over Mr Trump's ban on travellers and refugees from seven Muslim countries entering the United States.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:52

Priebus told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday morning that the action "doesn't affect green card holders moving forward" - the subject of legal challenges. "Our generational fight against jihadism requires wisdom". Still other reports , per Trump administration officials, indicated that green card holders would have to apply for a waiver for re-entry before returning to the USA, but the details of that waiver process, should the process actually exist yet, were not detailed.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:50

This is the closest view of the icy disc's around the planet ever seen. The images were taken by the Cassini spacecraft , which is making orbital dives around the outer edge of Saturn's main ring system, Science Alert reported . The new images are allowing scientists to study what they're calling straw , or clumped ring particles, and propellers , or small "moonlets". You can check out all of the new Saturn photos on the website for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:53

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, praised Tillerson before Wednesday's vote. Tillerson needed a simple majority - 51 senators - for confirmation. The Trump administration has consistently defended the order amidst continued popular and legal objections, saying it is necessary to safeguard America's security.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:50

French far-right Front National (FN) party President Marine Le Pen gives a new year's address to the press at her party campaign headquarters "L'Escale" in Paris, France. MEP salaries are paid on the 15th of each month, so the procedure could begin shortly, the source said, adding that it could amount to 8,000 euros per month when other parliamentary payments are included.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:47

At the end of a closed-door meeting of the Security Council, de Mistura said that invites will be sent on February 8. They also called to fight against terrorist groups. The talks had been planned to begin in Geneva on February 8 but Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week that they had been postponed.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:45

There is no rupture in dialogue with the United States but Mexico has begun working on strengthening its presence, relations and trade treaties with Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the Foreign Affairs Secretary told Senators belonging to the governing party.

by | February 01, 2017 | 01:41

Mr. Ahamed, 78, president of the Indian Union Muslim League, complained of breathlessness and uneasiness. He said the government has stopped the blood relatives of the former Union Minister from meeting him or knowing about his critical state at such a time.

by | February 01, 2017 | 01:40

The NLD described the killing as a terrorist act aimed at its policies. He was also a loyal supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and the country's de facto leader since April of past year. Myanmar Muslims pray on Monday as they bury the body of Ko Ni, who was assassinated on Sunday. Generations of Burmese scholars, activists, politicians and friends across the globe were shocked by the news; killings of this sort are extremely uncommon in Myanmar, and gun violence nearly ...

by | February 01, 2017 | 01:32

Donald Trump's recent move to ban refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations has upset big companies including Google, Microsoft and Facebook. The action triggered a global backlash, and sowed confusion and anger after immigrants, refugees and visitors were kept off flights and left stranded in airports.

by | February 01, 2017 | 01:24

While conceding that some civilians were killed, US officials claimed some of the women had actually been militants who fired at the SEALs. The girl's grandfather and Yemen's former agricultural minister, Nasser al-Awlaki, told NBC that Nora had gone to stay at her mother's house, which is where the attack took place.

by | January 31, 2017 | 01:07

In contrast, Lyft not only gained followers, but also some brownie points, after its pledged US$1 million (AU $ 1.32 million) to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Uber, the ride-hailing giant based in San Francisco, continued to give rides and cut surge pricing while the New York Taxi Workers Alliance held a strike over the order, which left refugees returning to the USA detained in airports across the country.

by | January 31, 2017 | 00:59

Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to the fill the current vacancy. "I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United States Supreme Court". Now, observers say the Trump administration has narrowed its pick down to four choices with transparent records.

by | January 31, 2017 | 01:01

All signatory states are obligated to do. French President Francois Hollande on Saturday warned U.S. President Donald Trump against taking a protectionist approach, which he said would have economic and political consequences. The source did not say tell Reuters whether Trump might want to speak with Merkel about a lifting of the USA and European sanctions imposed on Russian Federation in response to its intervention in Ukraine, as overnight reports from the United States suggested.

by | January 31, 2017 | 01:01

Department of Homeland Security and high-ranking Trump administration officials would be filed on January 30 in federal court in Seattle . A lawsuit brought by states would heighten the legal stakes surrounding the President's executive order since courtroom challenges have so far mostly been filed by individuals.

by | January 31, 2017 | 01:00

Forecasters say that could lead to slick spots on bridges, overpasses and secondary roads, especially in areas including Crossville where an inch of snow is possible. East to northeast winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour were forecast for the area, with isolated gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour, according to the NWS.

by | January 31, 2017 | 00:59

The measure was "unacceptable and very punishing for those concerned", he told members of the French community and media gathered at the ambassador's residence in Tehran. French President Francois Hollande urged Europe to form a united front and provide a "firm" response to Trump. With more than one million Iranians living in the United States, the travel restrictions are expected to cause chaos for students, businessmen and families travelling between the two countries.

by | January 31, 2017 | 00:57

Bethesda aren't ready to talk details just yet, but expect more details before the update arrives next week. On top of that, you'll notice enhanced draw distance for a variety of models, including NPCs, trees, grass, and objects. On the PC side, the official High-Resolution Texture Pack from Bethesda will be available for free next week as well. The developer has released a new set of recommended PC specs for players who want the texture pack.

by | January 30, 2017 | 16:08

Although it wasn't known at the time, Mackenzie King had written in his diary in 1938 that Canada must be kept free "from too great an intermixture of foreign strains of blood" and that he feared there would be "riots if we agreed to a policy that admitted numbers of Jews".

by | January 30, 2017 | 16:05

For the taxonomically inclined, that's a big deal. Even if there exist about one million different species of insects in the world, they are all encapsulated into 31 scientific orders. Scientists chose this name to reference the mines in which the insect was found. Scientists have discovered a fossilised insect so unique that they felt compelled to create a new scientific order for it.

by | January 30, 2017 | 16:04

Its beginnings were humble - just two mechanical horse rides on the rooftop of a department store. Pac-Man, designed by video game-maker Toru Iwatani, went on sale in 1980. Nakamura supported this revolutionary arcade and chose the word "Pac" to represent the sound Pac-Man makes. Nakamura was a key player in Bandai Namco's global growth.