• Dhinakaran's huge rally jolts ruling AIADMK camp
Dhinakaran's huge rally jolts ruling AIADMK camp

Please Wait while comments are loading. The public meeting that was organised to celebrate the birth centenary of party founder M.G. Ramachandran turned out to be a platform for Dhinakaran to send out a loud message to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami that the price of ignoring him could be huge.

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  • Finnish gaming giant Rovio planning IPO in September
Finnish gaming giant Rovio planning IPO in September

First-half revenue from games increased by 76 percent to 117.9 million euros. "The benefits of these structural changes, however, have not yet been reflected in the strong financial performance we achieved in the first half of 2017". King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush , was acquired for a 20% discount to its IPO price in 2015...

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  • US, China Sign Communication Deal Amid Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula
US, China Sign Communication Deal Amid Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula

Dunford and Fang signed an agreement on how to conduct China-U.S. military dialogue, after discussing regional issues like North Korea, Taiwan and the South China Sea, Reuters reported , citing a statement by China's Defense Ministry. The Chinese and US militaries have joined in naval exercises off the coast of Hawaii and other limited multination...

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  • 4th Executive Quits Trump Panel Over Handling Of Charlottesville Violence
4th Executive Quits Trump Panel Over Handling Of Charlottesville Violence

William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said he could not "think of a parallel example" of any president responding as viciously as Mr Trump to a CEO departing an advisory council. Six business leaders have now resigned from the council , with some announcing their intentions on social media. And today's encore commentary-w...

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  • Reading & Leeds Festivals Have Banned Pineapples Because of a Glass Animals Song
Reading & Leeds Festivals Have Banned Pineapples Because of a Glass Animals Song

According to the BBC , the tropical plant will now appear on a list of items banned from the festivals for fear of fans of Oxford band Glass Animals bringing hundreds of fruit pieces to its gig. "Challenge: Anyone who wasn't bringing a pineapple definitely is now". "Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples? " a spokesperson questioned. ...

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  • North Korean leader briefed on Guam missile-launch plan
North Korean leader briefed on Guam missile-launch plan

He cautioned against portraying his words as a virtual declaration of war . North Korea has threatened a missile strike against the USA territory of Guam as tensions continue to mount, even suggesting a mid-August timeline. "There is an urgent need for a de-escalation of tensions", Mogherini emphasized. Mattis has not shied away from simil...

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  • The man behind the Twitter account exposing white supremacists
The man behind the Twitter account exposing white supremacists

White was first identified by the Twitter account Yes, You're Racist , which also shared a photograph of a blond man in a striped shirt amid a crowd of other white men carrying torches. Joey Salads has built a YouTube career out of similar prank videos. He wasn't at the rally. Indeed, the "Yes, You're Racist " account has made, and acknowle...

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  • CBO: Ending cost-sharing reduction payments will increase premiums, federal deficit
CBO: Ending cost-sharing reduction payments will increase premiums, federal deficit

But reports this year suggest insurance profits are up and markets are stabilizing. The cost-sharing reimbursements are meant to subsidize out of pocket costs for people with low and moderate incomes. But that may not happen, Jost warns. Insurers are facing an upheaval in their health insurance businesses due to uncertainty over the healthcar...

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  • Helen Mirren slams Ivanka Trump's book as 'so ignorant'
Helen Mirren slams Ivanka Trump's book as 'so ignorant'

Mirren was also asked about the president's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump , who controversially sat in for Trump during a G20 summit meeting this July and fashions herself as a champion of working women. "I'm Eastern European, you know; [we've] got these dark souls", Ms. Mirren joked. 'That dark Slovenian soul is about to come out. As Mic...

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  • Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again
Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

It's home to a US Navy base and the Andersen Air Force Base, from which American B-1B bombers conducted sorties over the Korean peninsula Tuesday, provoking the ire of Pyongyang's leadership and an escalating war of words between the US and North Korea .

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  • Former spy chief: Denuclearized North Korea not in the cards
Former spy chief: Denuclearized North Korea not in the cards

Washington wants to stop Pyongyang from developing nuclear missiles that could hit the United States . In a statement last week, Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, said the plan to fire "four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets.to signal a crucial warning to the US" would be r...

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  • Connecticut 'Dreamers' march in DC to support immigration
Connecticut 'Dreamers' march in DC to support immigration

Wendolynne Perez, a 23-year-old "Dreamer" immigrant and recent English major graduate of Florida International University, says she's looking forward to a bright future in America, including law school. In a brazen move to sure up his anti-borders base during his reelection campaign, President Obama bypassed Congress and ignored the will of the Ame...

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  • Is United States Steel Corporation (X) a Buy? The Stock Rises Again
Is United States Steel Corporation (X) a Buy? The Stock Rises Again

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Jefferies Group LLC decreased their price objective on shares of Timken Steel Corporation from $18.00 to $16.50 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 19th.

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  • Kim Jong Un briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam
Kim Jong Un briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam

He said North Korea had threatened Guam - a USA territory which hosts two large military bases and is home to more than 6,000 military personnel - at least three times since 2013. President Donald Trump warned last week the U.S. military was " locked and loaded " if North Korea acted unwisely after threatening to land missiles in the sea ...

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  • Keep calm and carry on bonging: Lawmakers slam Big Ben plan
Keep calm and carry on bonging: Lawmakers slam Big Ben plan

And Brexit secretary David Davis said stopping the chimes was "mad" before urging authorities to "just get on with it". Meanwhile Tory MP James Gray, who sat on a committee which initially approved the project, said it is "entirely bonkers" that the bells will be silenced for so long as the backlash over the decision grows.

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  • Smiley emoji in work emails imply incompetence
Smiley emoji in work emails imply incompetence

A recent , three-experiment study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Amsterdam University and University of Haifa revealed that unlike smiles in real life, smiley emojis lessen "perceptions of competence" and don't elevate "perceptions of warmth".

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  • USA envoy says Iran can not 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal
USA envoy says Iran can not 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal

The 2015 deal lifted many worldwide sanctions against Iran if the country agreed to dial back its nuclear activities. In July 2015, Iran and six major powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States - struck a deal formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in which Iran pledged to curb activities such as uraniu...

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  • U.S. says it is still open to talks with North Korea
U.S. says it is still open to talks with North Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis said if North Korean missiles were considered a threat to Guam, then, 'It's game on.' Others in the Trump administration, like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, continue to try and push a diplomatic solution to the current nuclear issue".

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  • Lisa Theris survives Alabama wilderness for a month (on berries and mushrooms)
Lisa Theris survives Alabama wilderness for a month (on berries and mushrooms)

Faulkner said Theris" survival has been a "relief' to the entire department. "She kept running into the forested areas at night.She said she was drinking water out of a rivulet and eating berries and mushrooms". Before being found, Theris said that she had ended up going round in circles due to lack of food. Lisa Theris declined to comment at...

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  • Organizer cancels September 16 monument rally in Richmond
Organizer cancels September 16 monument rally in Richmond

Lee on September 16, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The demonstrations came one day after a driver plowed into a group of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia - about an hour west of Richmond. Concerning Bowling's move to withdraw the permit, Nolan said Mayor Stoney "believes Mr. Bowling made a sensible decision". Richmon...

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  • I can tell you that': Trump defends embattled Bannon amid termination rumors
I can tell you that': Trump defends embattled Bannon amid termination rumors

Bannon". President Donald Trump on Tuesday declined to offer reassurances about the fate of chief strategist Steve Bannon inside the White House. And the president wanted everyone to know that Bannon wasn't a racist. "If it was up to me, [Bannon] would be gone", he added. Kelly's hire has prompted a renewed effort from Bannon's rivals ins...

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  • North Korea stands no chance against US, Guam threat is a bluff
North Korea stands no chance against US, Guam threat is a bluff

Governor Calvo said while he agreed with sending a clear message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he didn't "want the temperature to get any higher". Trump's bluster, however, stands in stark contrast to an ongoing back channel for negotiations between the United States and North Korea, which came to light Friday.

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  • Record number of tourists visited Florida during first half of 2017
Record number of tourists visited Florida during first half of 2017

Canadians accounted for 3.2 million of Florida's visitors in 2016, down from more than 4 million in 2011. Based on the first half of 2017, Florida is primed for another record breaking year for tourism. "(We are) committed to continuing to create cutting-edge marketing programs for our industry partners of all sizes that showcase the state to vis...

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  • Vandals scrawl 'F-k law' on Lincoln Memorial
Vandals scrawl 'F-k law' on Lincoln Memorial

According to WUSA-TV , the National Parks Service was treating the paint with gel-type paint stripper safe for use on historic stone. The graffiti appeared to spell "F*** Law" and was scrawled on a pillar in front of the sculpture of Lincoln.

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  • Falling tree kills 11 people at Madeira religious festival
Falling tree kills 11 people at Madeira religious festival

He said some of the injured were foreign tourists, including from Germany and France. The tragedy happened during the Nossa Senhora do Monte festival, which is the island's biggest annual celebration. As the tree falls on the crowd, people are heard screaming and quickly scatter. "It was awful, it was so sudden", one witness told SIC television...

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  • Huge tree falls down in Central Park, injures woman, 3 children
Huge tree falls down in Central Park, injures woman, 3 children

The officers and volunteers helped to keep the woman still until the emergency squad could arrive. A woman biking in the park Monday morning said she saw a woman get taken away in an ambulance but that she appeared to walk away from the scene, Gothamist reported .

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  • 'Please, renounce the hate': Father's heartbroken plea to white supremacist son
'Please, renounce the hate': Father's heartbroken plea to white supremacist son

US President Donald Trump faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for not condemning racism in Charlottesville , instead saying Friday that there was violence on "many sides", implying that counter-protesters were equally culpable in the melee.

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  • Mattis: US Would 'Take Out' Any NKorean Missile Aimed at US
Mattis: US Would 'Take Out' Any NKorean Missile Aimed at US

In a co-authored opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal , US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, said the aim of the United States' "peaceful pressure campaign" was denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, not regime change.

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  • As Doklam crisis continues, India-China border stand-off at Ladakh's Pangong lake
As Doklam crisis continues, India-China border stand-off at Ladakh's Pangong lake

Indian border guards today frustrated an attempt by Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory along the banks of famous Pangong lake in Ladakh resulting in stone pelting that caused minor injuries to people on both sides, officials said.

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  • Colbert Grills Scaramucci: Why Did Trump Take So Long to Condemn Nazis?
Colbert Grills Scaramucci: Why Did Trump Take So Long to Condemn Nazis?

This led Colbert to ask why Scaramucci thought the president would "shank a softball like that so hard" with his comments on Saturday rather than just condemning "the people who were there to start violence". I obviously was caught on tape saying he was. Colbert's audience booed as Scaramucci sat down, but the comedian calmed them down-and fo...

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  • Brexit: Government sets out plans for future customs system with EU
Brexit: Government sets out plans for future customs system with EU

Mr Davis, writing for the City AM newspaper, said the UK's new customs arrangements "will need to facilitate the freest and most frictionless possible trade in goods between Britain and the EU". Brexit minister David Davis has said Britain will meet its responsibilities, but has challenged the idea that it might have to pay tens of billions of euro...

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  • Indian Hackers Deface Numerous Pakistani Ministries Websites
Indian Hackers Deface Numerous Pakistani Ministries Websites

Then why does Pakistan celebrate Independence a day earlier? People gather at the institutions and organisations to celebrate the most special occasion of our Independence Day. There are no two thoughts about the constant unrest between India and Pakistan. East Bengal became part of Pakistan until the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, while West Be...

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  • Son chokes mom's ex-boyfriend to death after seeing him beat her
Son chokes mom's ex-boyfriend to death after seeing him beat her

A NY teenager was arrested Monday after police said he choked to death his mother's ex-boyfriend as the older man beat the teen's mother. Moux was charged Monday with manslaughter. "It's not cut and dry", the newspaper quotes a police source saying . Though an official cause of death has not been determined, police reportedly believe Moux ende...

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  • What We Know About Accused Charlottesville Driver James Alex Fields Jr
What We Know About Accused Charlottesville Driver James Alex Fields Jr

A next-door neighbor said Monday that he was interviewed by the feds and that "they took stuff out" of the one-bedroom apartment of James Alex Fields Jr . President Donald Trump was greeted by protesters when he returned to his home at Trump Tower in New York City for the first time since being sworn in.

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  • To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain
To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain

Trump said: "You just went to 110 per cent, I think". "I wish there would be less partisanship up there", Calvo said. America has "no interest" in regime change in Pyongyang or the accelerated reunification of the two Koreas, two top U.S.

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