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Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015

Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (C) attends the first unity government meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. It follows Hamas' surprising announcement by earlier this month that it will dissolve its administration and embrace fresh efforts at reunification with Fatah.


Modi, a bigger actor than me says Prakash Raj

Modi, a bigger actor than me says Prakash Raj

The five-time National Award victor must have surely ruffled a few feathers with the speech and it now remains to be seen as to what the outcome of the same will be. Lankesh, the 55-year-old editor of Kannada tabloid Gauri Lakesh Patrika, was shot dead by an unknown assailant at her residence in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru on September 5.


Puerto Ricans in North Texas Outraged by President Trump's Tweets

Puerto Ricans in North Texas Outraged by President Trump's Tweets

Ricardo Rossello, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon of Puerto Rico and Kenneth Mapp, governor of the US Virgin Islands. In the wake of the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria , San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz - along with other USA politicians, including McCain and Marco Rubio, R-Florida - had urged the suspension of the Jones Act in order to speed up supply deliveries.


Rahul Gandhi gets permission to visit Amethi

Rahul Gandhi gets permission to visit Amethi

Speaking to ANI here, Congress Uttar Pradesh president Raj Babbar said, "These are excuses". Amethi administration's earlier decision had drawn a lot of criticism from the Congress party that alleged UP government was "using tactics", and the refusal of permission is "politically motivated" to stop Rahul from visiting his Lok Sabha constituency.


Three US-born scientists win 2017 Nobel Prize for medicine

Three US-born scientists win 2017 Nobel Prize for medicine

Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Mr Robash is on the faculty at Brandeis University and Mr Young is at Rockefeller University, while Mr Hall is at the University of Maine. It is what causes jet lag - when our internal clock and external environment move out of sync when we change time zones. Using fruit flies as a model organism, this year's Nobel laureates isolated a gene that controls the daily biological rhythm.


Thailand defends actions on Myanmar refugees

Thailand defends actions on Myanmar refugees

Most are now living in desperate conditions in overcrowded camps in impoverished Bangladesh, which has repeatedly urged Myanmar to repatriate them. "The talks were held in a friendly atmosphere and Myanmar has made a proposal to take back the Rohingya refugees", the minister told reporters after meeting Kyaw Tint Swe in Dhaka , according to AFP reports.