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India beat Pakistan by 2 wickets in thrilling final

India beat Pakistan by 2 wickets in thrilling final India had earlier beaten Pakistan on January 13 in their group stage meeting. India have had a dominant run throughout the tournament. Badar Munir top scored for Pakistan with 57, while Riasat Khan and Nisar Ali added 48 and 47 runs respectively. [Full Article...]

RSS activist in Kerala hacked to death, four SDPI workers arrested

RSS activist in Kerala hacked to death, four SDPI workers arrested Shyam Prasad, was brutally stabbed with sharp objects on the streets in Kannur , according to an NDTV report . Kerala governor justice (retd) P Sathasivam on Saturday said that the murder of an RSS-ABVP activist in Kannur disturbed him. [Full Article...]

Assembly poll dates for three north east states declared

Assembly poll dates for three north east states declared The Chief Election Commissioner said that the notification for Tripura will be issued on January 24, beginning the process of filing the nominations. The nominations can be filed till January 31. The regional party NPF led coalition regime is in power in Nagaland. Alleging that BJP was "known for persecuting Christians", the NPCC through its media cell said "no Christians should vote to persec... [Full Article...]

Trump govt faces shutdown as Senate rejects funding bill

Trump govt faces shutdown as Senate rejects funding bill Democrats balked on the measure in an effort to pressure the White House to cut a deal to protect "dreamer" immigrants - who were brought to the country as children and are now here illegally - before their legal protection runs out in March. [Full Article...]

New testimony sheds more light on Trump dossier

New testimony sheds more light on Trump dossier At various points during his Intelligence Committee interview, Simpson advised the committee on how to direct its investigation and outlined what he said were connections between the Trump orbit and Russian Federation. Republicans have targeted the Steele dossier's more scandalous details as a way to discredit the document - and by extension the idea that Trump's campaign colluded with Russian F... [Full Article...]

Hero Motosports team poised for strong finish at Dakar Rally

Hero Motosports team poised for strong finish at Dakar Rally The Indian rider rode with a objective to improve his ranking and finished the 13th stage in 33rd position. South African privateer Hennie de Klerk, now the leading rookie in his Ford V8-powered TreasuryOne Amarok, equalled his best stage result yet, coming in 26th for the day to move up four places to 26th in the overall standings. [Full Article...]

Judge blocks Trump's plans to scrap DACA programme

Judge blocks Trump's plans to scrap DACA programme The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Saturday that it will begin taking new DACA applications in response to a federal judge in San Francisco ordered a preliminary injunction against Trump's efforts to end the program, The Hill reported . [Full Article...]

North and South Korea to march under same flag in Winter Olympics

North and South Korea to march under same flag in Winter Olympics They have cited that long-held goal to buttress their argument that Kim can not be deterred peacefully as the Soviet Union was during the Cold War. Conservative politicians voiced anger over a proposal to have the country's athletes march with their North Korean counterparts under a unification flag rather than the South Korean flag. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Sisi announces intention to run for second term

Egypt's Sisi announces intention to run for second term Sisi is supported by most media outlets as well as state institutions, including the parliament, most of whose 596 members officially recommended him for a second four-year term. Egyptian rights and opposition lawyer Khaled Ali announced in November a year ago his intention to join the presidential race. However, there is a chance Ali would be disqualified from the race due to his suspended thre... [Full Article...]

Novak Djokovic needs treatment but makes progress

Novak Djokovic needs treatment but makes progress Earlier, 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer stormed into the third round of the first major of the season after defeating Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets at the Melbourne Park. She was knocked out by Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan 7-6 (7/1) 6-4 but refused to make excuses. We don't have the players in the same room at all times. [Full Article...]

Did Trump Say 'Shithole' Or 'Shithouse'? It Really Doesn't Matter

Did Trump Say 'Shithole' Or 'Shithouse'? It Really Doesn't Matter Sens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin, who presented a compromise immigration plan to Trump, called out the President's staff, saying they are blocking a deal. Durbin confirmed - on the record - that the reporting on "shithole" was accurate. As the firestorm over Trump's comment began late last week, the White House and Trump's National Security Council provided no guidance to the State Departm... [Full Article...]

US Senate fails to secure enough votes to advance stopgap spending bill

US Senate fails to secure enough votes to advance stopgap spending bill Some Democratic senators have also said they plan to vote against the plan because it does not address the issue of the thousands of immigrants would face deportation. If lawmakers don't extend funding by Friday night, the government will shut down early Saturday. The program is set to expire in March. Even more problematic for the GOP: Three Republican senators have signaled they will vote ... [Full Article...]

Antonio Guterres: War with North Korea is avoidable

Antonio Guterres: War with North Korea is avoidable Bach said he was confident that the talks could achieve a positive outcome. They will submit a petition to the court next week, at a time when attention is already heavily focused on Pyongyang and its nuclear weapons and missile drive. [Full Article...]

Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump

Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump The White House physician said Tuesday that President Trump is in excellent physical and mental health, adding he has "absolutely no concerns about the president's cognitive ability or his neurological function" after conducting a medical examination of the president last week . [Full Article...]

Supreme Court assigns Judge BH Loya case as per roster

Supreme Court assigns Judge BH Loya case as per roster The written order which came out late in the evening showed that the judges had also ordered that the matters be "put up before the appropriate bench". Judge Loya's son Anuj Loya, however, has now said that he did not have any suspicions about the death. The allocation of the case to this bench is believed to have triggered the four top judges of the Supreme Court - J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, ... [Full Article...]

Agenda for Congress: Discerning DACA fix

Agenda for Congress: Discerning DACA fix Despite a public promise from Trump that he would sign "just about any" DACA solution offered by Congress , the president last week rejected a proposal that had support from Republican and Democratic senators. Yet in these final days before a spending deadline, immigration reform advocates who have been working on this issue for years concede Republicans could succeed in driving a wedge. [Full Article...]

Guardiola put City's 'stability' ahead of signing Sanchez

Guardiola put City's 'stability' ahead of signing Sanchez Guardiola had made Alexis his priority target last summer and this month, but Goal revealed this week he and his Manchester City bosses pulled the plug on their pursuit after discovering that the 29-year-old and his agent had struck a deal with United. [Full Article...]

Turkey making final preparations for Syria offensive

Turkey making final preparations for Syria offensive The SDF have played a key role in defeating the IS, for which they have been backed by the United States with air-strikes, weapons and military intelligence. This is not a new "army" or conventional " border guard" force. Officials won't say whether Canada will help with the new border force in Syria - or if it even agrees with the initiative - despite repeated requests for comment. [Full Article...]

BSF Jawan Killed as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu

BSF Jawan Killed as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu The firing resumed after a night-long lull. Officials said the two sides pummelled each other's positions at multiple places along both the global border and the Line of Control in four of the five border districts - Jammu , Samba, Kathua and Rajouri. [Full Article...]

NAACP president on Trump: 'We know he's a racist'

NAACP president on Trump: 'We know he's a racist' According to Politico, Durbin said that Trump's words were "so bad and so impactful" for so many people that he felt compelled to speak out after the president denied the comment. "We are ready, willing and able to make a deal but they don't want to", he said in a tweet Monday, quoting his own comments to reporters the night before. [Full Article...]


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