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FBI clears Hillary Clinton again following review of new emails

FBI clears Hillary Clinton again following review of new emails

New York [United States], Nov. 7 : The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey informed lawmakers that the agency has not changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails.

"Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July," the CNN quoted Comey as saying in the new letter written by him to congressional committee chairmen.

Last month, a bombshell was dropped by Comey on the presidential race as he had sent a letter to Congress saying that the FBI had discovered emails in a separate investigation that could be connected to the now closed probe of whether the classified information was mishandled by Clinton.


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Ending social media bullying would be my focus as first lady: Melania Trump

Ending social media bullying would be my focus as first lady: Melania Trump

New York [United States], Nov. 5 : Melania Trump has that if she becomes the first lady then she would work to improve a social media culture that has got "too mean and too tough" riddled with insults based on "looks and intelligence."

However she did not talked about her husband, Donald Trump's Twitter activities, who has persistently attacked his political foes, journalists, critics and other entertainers for years with demeaning comments based on their appearances and intelligence.

It was the first solo speech by the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump since the convention this summer.

She discussed her vision for her role in the White House for the first time in suburban Philadelphia.


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Indian Americans for Democrats & Friends of Hillary for President, appeal for collective vote

Indian Americans for Democrats & Friends of Hillary for President, appeal fo

New York [United States], Nov. 3 : The Indian Americans for Democrats and Friends of Hillary for President, an advocacy group supporting Hillary Clinton for President have made an impassionate appeal to the public to vote for Hillary. Their media briefing was held at the Chatwal hotel located in midtown Manhattan, New York onWdnesday.

The briefing was addressed by hotelier Sant Chatwal, chairman of Indian Americans for Democrats. He was joined by Dr Bhupi Patel, the former chief of medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Mike Patel, hotelier and former commissioner in President Clinton's White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Dr Bhupi Patel and Mike Patel are patrons of Indian Americans for Democrats.


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Obama outshines 11 previous US presidents, commutes sentences of record 872

Obama outshines 11 previous US presidents, commutes sentences of record 872

New York [USA], Oct. 28 : United State President Barack Obama created a record on Thursday after commuting the sentences of 98 inmates, most of whom were convicted on nonviolent drug charges and 42 of them were facing life imprisonment.

The White House announced that this brings the total number of sentences commuted by Obama during his presidency to 872 individuals, 688 in 2016 alone and more than the previous 11 presidents combined, reports the CNN.

"These are individuals- many of whom made mistakes at a young age - who have diligently worked to rehabilitate themselves while incarcerated," White House Counsel Neil Eggleston wrote in the blog post.

The commutations are part of a White House push to bring existing sentences in line with current standards.


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Clinton campaign headquarters evacuated over suspicious substance

Clinton campaign headquarters evacuated over suspicious substance

NK US, New York, Oct 22 : Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign office in New York was evacuated after receiving a letter with a suspicious "white powdered substance", according to officials.

However, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has confirmed that the substance tested negative for harmful substances in a preliminary investigation, CNN reported.

The envelope was first delivered to Clinton's midtown Manhattan office on Friday evening, said Lt. Thomas Antonetti of the NYPD. It was then transferred to her Brooklyn headquarters.

Workers evacuated the 11th floor of the Brooklyn office later.


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Melania Trump defends husband's 'boy talk'

Melania Trump defends husband's 'boy talk'

New York, Oct 18 : Melania Trump defended her husband Donald Trump in her first interview since the Republican presidential nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct, calling those accusations "lies" and saying the mogul was "egged on" into "boy talk".

"I believe my husband...This was all organised from the opposition. And with the details ... did they ever check the background of these women? They don't have any facts," she said in a CNN interview on Monday.

She also said she had never heard her husband use that kind of language before.

"No, that's why I was surprised, because I said like I don't know that person that would talk that way, and that he would say that kind of stuff in private," Melania Trump said.


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Stream Facebook videos on TV from smartphone now

Stream Facebook videos on TV from smartphone now

New York, Oct 18 : Facebook has allowed users to watch news feed videos on their televisions with a new feature that lets them stream video clips.

Users with iOS devices can stream their videos via Apple TV, AirPlay devices, Google Chromecast and Google Cast devices, Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday.

The move can help Facebook generate more video ad revenue.

To use the new feature, find a video on your phone or desktop, tap the TV button in the top right and then select the device you want to stream through.

"You can keep scrolling through the feed and using Facebook while the video continues to stream," the report added.

The feature is currently available on iOS and will come to Android devices soon.


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Egypt launches 'revenge' airstrikes on ISIS in Sinai

Egypt launches 'revenge' airstrikes on ISIS in Sinai

New York [USA], Oct. 17 : The Egyptian military has launched airstrikes on "terrorist positions" in the Sinai Peninsula after a dozen of its soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack on a military checkpoint earlier on Friday.

According to an army statement released on Saturday, the three-hour air operation targeted several concentrations of militants, destroyed ammunition and weapons storage facilities, destroyed seven vehicles and killed an unspecified number of militants, reports the CNN.

While the military did not specifically name the group, the ISIS had claimed responsibility for Friday's attack that left at least 12 soldiers and 15 of the assailants dead.


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Abandon your futile quest, J-K an integral part of India and will remain so: Akbaruddin

Abandon your futile quest, J-K an integral part of India and will remain so: Akb

New York (United Nations) [United States], Oct. 5 (ANI): Reiterating India's stand on Jammu and Kashmir, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday said India's response to Pakistan is consistent - "abandon your futile quest, the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so".

Recalling that just less than 10 days ago, the General Assembly Hall witnessed a high-level debate and it also witnessed "a singular lack of support for the representative of Pakistan's baseless claims", India's Permanent Representative said: "Need one say more, our response to Pakistan is consistent - 'abandon your futile quest the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so'."


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Sushma Swaraj to address UN General Assembly today

Sushma Swaraj to address UN General Assembly today

New York (U.S.), Sept. 26 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the UN General Assembly in New York today, where she is expected to give a stinging response to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's UNGA speech.

Outlining India's focus for the UN General Assembly session, New Delhi's envoy to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said terrorism is the primary concern for India as well as for nations across the world.

He listed reform of the UN Security Council, sustainable development, climate change and peacekeeping as other priorities for India in the current UNGA session.


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The New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton for President

New York, Sep 25 : The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and called upon Americans to vote for her decades of professional experience as a public servant, her programmes and her ideas.

The editorial, published in the daily's online edition and to appear in the print edition on Sunday, called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history", EFE news reported.

Clinton, on the other hand, demonstrates the "intellect, experience, toughness and courage" required in a Commander-in-Chief, the paper said.


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Snapchat debuts recording 'Spectacles,' changes company name

Snapchat debuts recording 'Spectacles,' changes company name

New York: Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product.

The glasses can record video 10 seconds at a time by tapping a button on the device. The video is then uploaded to the Memories section of the popular image-messaging app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

The glasses are the first hardware from the Los Angeles-based company.

The glasses record so-called "circular video," meaning it plays full-screen on any device in any orientation.

They will be available in the US in the fall on a limited basis and cost USD 130.

In a way, the Spectacles recall Google's venture into eyewear, Google Glass, which took photos and video.


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Apple iPhone 7 enters 30 more countries from Saturday

Apple iPhone 7 enters 30 more countries from Saturday

New York, Sep 24 : After a stupendous response from 28 countries in the first phase beginning from September 16, Apple's iPhone 7 ans iPhone 7 Plus will now be available in additional 30 countries, starting from Saturday.

Todaya's launch includes the following countries: Andorra, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be launched in India on October 7.

Apple also launched its new "Apple Watch Series 2", "Apple Watch Edition" and updated Series 1 models in 20 additional countries on Saturday.


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Iranian President expresses desire to be part of CPEC

Iranian President expresses desire to be part of CPEC

New York [US], Sept. 23 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed a desire to see his country be part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly session in New York.

Rouhani also lauded Sharif's vision which he said has translated the CPEC into reality, reports Dawn.

While asserting that Iran considers Pakistan's economic development as its own development, the Iranian president said that there is a need for defence cooperation between the two countries.

He also said that Pakistan's security is the security of Iran.

Both sides discussed opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, especially oil, gas and electricity.


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Sharif presents dossier on rights violations in Kashmir

Sharif presents dossier on rights violations in Kashmir

New York: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented a dossier containing details of violations in Kashmir to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The Prime Minister on Wednesday night apprised Ban of the plight of the Kashmiri people who he said were victims of Indian brutality in the region which have continued unabated since the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani which sparked violent protests and clashes, Dawn online reported.

The indiscriminate use of pellet guns which have blinded hundreds, including women and children, was reflective of the barbaric mindset of Indian security forces, Nawaz told Ban.


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