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Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh

Anand was also congratulated by his erstwhile rival, Russian great Garry Kasparov, who tweeted, "Congratulations to the man from the sixties, @vishy64theking, on his World Rapid title!" I came here in a pessimistic frame of mind. After 2 minutes, it suddenly hit me that I was winning. As soon as I moved, he thought for a few seconds and just resigned. He entered the final phase (Round 11 to 15) of the event tied-second. Read More

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Oregon Appeals Court Upholds Discrimination Ruling Against Antigay Bakers

Oregon Appeals Court Upholds Discrimination Ruling Against Antigay Bakers

BOLI ordered the Kleins to pay the lesbian couple $135,000 in emotional damages, saying that under OR law, business owners can't discriminate based on sexual orientation. The Oregon decision shows how to achieve the right balance. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries levied a fine of $135,000. "The Kleins seek an exemption based on their honest religious opposition to same-sex marriage; but those with honest religious objections to marriage between people of different races, ... Read More

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Jairam Thakur takes oath as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

Jairam Thakur takes oath as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

BJP veteran and former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani was also present. Sarveen Chaudhary is the lone woman minister in the cabinet and she belongs to the Other Backward Class. Senior leader and former minister Rajeev Bindal was however excluded from the list. Shimla: The newly constituted Himachal Pradesh cabinet today approved lowering the age for providing social security pension, from 80 years to 70 years, along with removal of chairpersons/vice chairpersons and non-official ... Read More

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British tourist in Egypt painkillers trial sobs after 'mistake confession'

British tourist in Egypt painkillers trial sobs after 'mistake confession'

Despite that, Plummer's family claim that Omar Caboo, Laura's former husband, had previously presented to them evidence that he suffered from long-term back problems. In an interview with the British newspaper the Guardian , Rachel Plummer - Laura's sister - expressed her shock at the final verdict. Plummer told authorities that the painkillers were for her partner's bad back; the two had planned a holiday in the resort town of Hurghada on the Red Sea. Read More

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Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him at Foreign Office amid tight security

Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him at Foreign Office amid tight security

Faizal further reiterated the government's stand and "categorically" denied it was a consular access even as Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was present during the meeting. We extended the meeting by 10 minutes on the request of Jadhav's family. He insisted that the meeting was arranged in the light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds". Read More

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Owner of dogs that killed Kentucky woman charged

Owner of dogs that killed Kentucky woman charged

Around 10.20am, brother-in-law James Saylor called police to tell them that the two dogs had "savagely" attacked the couple. The statement didn't specify the man's injuries. The two dogs did not belong to the couple. In that instance, their owner had left them with their dad while she took care of personal issues. One can get in touch with Bell County Dispatch at 606-337-6174 or simply dial 911 if one happens to come across the crippled creature. Read More

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Firefighter's family loses home and Christmas gifts in house fire

Firefighter's family loses home and Christmas gifts in house fire

Fire crews immediately upgraded the fire to two alarms when they arrived on the scene because they ran into a major problem. Crews did rescue residents from the third floor. CMPD says both trailers are destroyed and Red Cross is assisting in housing one of the families. Fire officials say the connected apartments sustained a large amount of smoke damage, and as a result, ten people have been displaced. Read More

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Jairam Thakur new Himachal Chief Minister

Jairam Thakur new Himachal Chief Minister

The meeting was attended by the party's Central observers Nirmala Sitharaman and Narendra Singh Tomar. A section of BJP legislators had backed the former chief minister. In these elections, the BJP won nine out of the 10 assembly seats in Mandi . That would makes Thakur the first chief minister from the politically sensitive belt of Mandi, where the BJP won 9 out of ten seats. Read More

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Army major,3 jawans killd in Pak istani firing

Army major,3 jawans killd in Pak istani firing

Among the three soldiers that were killed, one was an Army major and another officer was also injured. "Initial reports say three soldiers were killed during (a) BAT operation", Vaid told AFP, referring to the "Border Action Teams" that Indian officials say are made up of Pakistani troops and militants and carry out cross-border attacks. Read More

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Stormy Weekend Ahead: Snow Likely Christmas Day

Snowfall accumulation of up to 4 inches or more will be possible across this area, according the Weather Prediction Center. The precipitation will continue Saturday , but warmer temperatures will cause it to fall as rain. Cloudy, with a low about 33. Right now, that chance of snow could lead to some slippery conditions Sunday night as temperatures drop to near freezing, not just for Northeast Ohio, but portions of the Midwest and New England as well. Read More

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Mostly cloudy with MILD temperatures

Mostly cloudy with MILD temperatures

South southwest wind 7 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. The high will be 65; winds will be southwest 5 to 10 miles per hour. While the holiday weekend looks somewhat stormy, the rest of this week looks largely quiet and dry. SUNDAY NIGHT: Snow showers are possible, with a freezing cold temperature of 28 degrees. Read More

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North Korea 'directly responsible' for cyberattack in May, White House official says

North Korea 'directly responsible' for cyberattack in May, White House official says

Bossert also called the attack reckless, while Reuters cites a "senior administration official" who declined to comment on whether or not the United States believes it was a deliberate attack or accidental. Other governments and private companies including the United Kingdom and Microsoft agree with the US's conclusion, he said. "Malicious hackers belong in prison, and totalitarian governments should pay a price for their actions". Read More

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Trump Critics Think the Robert Mueller Email 'Scandal' Is Baloney

Trump Critics Think the Robert Mueller Email 'Scandal' Is Baloney

He added that there was "no collusion whatsoever" between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives. After Mueller's office obtained thousands of emails from the Trump transition team, officials with Trump for America claimed that the emails had been illegally turned over by the General Services Administration because the account owners never received notification about the request. Read More

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