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According to The Economic Times of India , the order will be circulated to all Chiefs Secretaries of all the states, who will have a week to implement it, though the anthem is already played in some states. The court said love and respect for the motherland is reflected when one shows respect to the national anthem as well as the national flag. The doors to cinema halls can be opened after the National Anthem is played or sung.
  • Israel Firefighters Say All Fires Extinguished

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    Former US president Jimmy Carter penned an op-ed in The New York Times Monday imploring President Barack Obama to formally recognize a Palestinian state before Donald Trump takes office in January. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to thank him for sending firefighting teams and trucks to help Israel put out fires.
  • Moroccan Math and Science Education Struggling, But Improving

    Moroccan Math and Science Education Struggling, But Improving

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    However, they were placed 19th out of 47 countries in science, showing very little improvement from 22nd place four years earlier. The report, Highlights from TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced 2015 , compares the performance of USA fourth- and eighth-grade students in mathematics and science to the performance of their peers in more than 50 countries and other education systems across six continents.
  • With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

    With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

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    Officials said that about 10 firefighting planes from Croatia, Cyprus, Greece and Italy, as well as Russian Federation and Turkey, had either arrived in Israel or were on their way. Hundreds of Israelis fled their homes on the outskirts of the country's third city Haifa with others trapped inside as firefighters struggled to control raging bushfires, officials said.
  • Senate trade-off: More Obama judges, Trump gets nominees

    Senate trade-off: More Obama judges, Trump gets nominees

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    He said he had spoken with Republican House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, but had not been promised or offered anything in exchange for switching parties. "To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic, and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him".
  • NFL Week 12: Chargers-Texans - Four Things To Watch For

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    If it feels like it's been a while since the Texans played the San Diego Chargers, it's because it has been. "I know what (defensive coordinator John) Pagano wants to do schematically". Some things to know about Houston's first meeting against San Diego since 2013. NOT THAT WATT: There will be a Watt on the field in Houston , but it won't be Texans injured superstar J.J.
  • Argentina's Davis Cup victory due to unity of team: Coach

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    Argentina is the eighth nation to rally from 1-2 down and first since Serbia completed the comeback in 2010. As in the finals of any sport, the losing team is always a disappointed lot, and this Croatian team has all the more reasons after coming so close to the title, yet so far.
  • Death toll in Iraq bomb claimed by IS rises to 73

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    State Department said. According to analysts, IS has intensified attacks over the past month in areas out of its control in efforts to weaken the US-backed offensive launched on Oct 17 to retake Mosul. In additions to those killed, Radhi said at least 50 people were wounded. The IS terrorist group frequently carried out such suicide attacks against Shiite pilgrims who perform communal rituals in Iraq, in an attempt to provoke sectarian strife in the violence-shattered country.
  • Davis Cup Final: Argentina Draws Even at 2-2 Against Croatia

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    They were appearing in their fourth final since 2006 (and fifth overall) and were backed by a traveling contingent of fans that made for an unforgettable atmosphere. Juan Martin Del Potro himself knew that the mountain to climb was maybe too high at some stage of the match against Marin Cilic. "This was an emotionally exhausting match and one of the biggest wins of my career", said Del Potro.
  • New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

    New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

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    The shooting took place during Bayou Classic Weekend, four days of festivities that include a Thanksgiving parade, a Saturday college football game between Grambling State and Southern University and a Saints game on Sunday. Sandra Fuentes, visiting from Oklahoma City, said the "shoulder-to-shoulder" crowd was in a festive mood until the shots rang out. Considering Matthews' devastating experience and the country-wide problem with mass shootings, it's heartbreaking to think that nine more ...
  • For Trump and GOP, 'Obamacare' repeal is complex and risky

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    Then approve legislation restructuring the nation's huge and convoluted health care system - despite Republican divisions, Democratic opposition and millions of jittery constituents. A Republican legislature and independent governor passed the plan. At this point, Medicaid provides insurance to about one in four Americans. Burwell was in her native West Virginia on Tuesday to discuss health care.
  • West Bank settlement evacuated in 5th day of Israeli fires

    West Bank settlement evacuated in 5th day of Israeli fires

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    Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Saturday night called for the destruction of the homes of those found guilty of starting the fires, though according to the Times of Israel, he said the blazes were not an ' arson intifada'. Firefighters extinguished blazes ravaging Israel and West Bank settlements that forced tens of thousands to flee their homes and saw more than 20 people arrested, authorities said Sunday.
  • Israeli military kills 4 IS militants in Syria after ambush

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    They returned fire towards Syria before an Israeli aircraft engaged the militants, striking a machine gun-armed auto and killing its passengers. The soldiers, from the Golani brigade, were beyond the fence but on territory under Israeli control, Lerner said, noting none of them were wounded in the clash.
  • Demonetisation: Both houses of Parliament adjourned till noon

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    When the Upper House convened after lunch and Modi was absent, the government tried to reassure lawmakers that he would eventually return for the debate. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha failed to transact any business and were adjourned prematurely due to the uproar. The opposition parties held a meeting in Parliament this morning, during which they decided they won't attend a meet of opposition floor leaders called today by home minister Rajnath Singh to discuss demonetisation, ANI ...
  • Kashmir: 3 dead, 3 injured in slum fire

    Kashmir: 3 dead, 3 injured in slum fire

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    Following the incident, fire tenders were pressed into service to contain the flame and it took four hours to control the fire and douse the flames. The reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained. The Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Friday distributed relief and cash assistance among the victims of recent fire incident at Buchwara in which more than twenty five houses were gutted, affecting more than seventy families living there.
  • Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed Pakistan Army Chief

    Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed Pakistan Army Chief

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    General Bajwa was serving as Inspector General for training and evaluation prior to his appointment to the new position, a position Gen Raheel Sharif held before becoming army chief. According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister House, Lt. Earlier, Gen Raheel started his farewell visits beginning from Lahore, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
  • Philippines' Duterte mulls leaving international court

    Philippines' Duterte mulls leaving international court

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    The European Union (EU) on Thursday expressed its regret at Russia's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), media reported . "They (Russians) may have thought the International Criminal Court is (useless), so they withdrew their membership".
  • Iraq truck bomb blast kills 80 people at petrol station

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    The attack came two days after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi applauded the security forces for protecting the millions of Shi'ites who have flowed through southern Iraq in recent days for what many consider the world's largest religious pilgrimage, larger even than the hajj in Saudi Arabia.
  • OIC Expresses Concern, Calls For End Of Violence In Rakhine

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    Bangladesh has also been unwilling to accept them. Dhaka also urged Myanmar to give "due consideration" to the worldwide community's call for an impartial investigation into the alleged indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force and human rights violation during the military operation in Rakhine.