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Trump to leave Iraq off new travel ban order: White House source

US President Donald Trump will remove Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a U.S. travel ban when he signs a new executive order expected on Monday after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts



Angry Donald Trump

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.



E Palaniswami with C Vidyasagar Rao

Jailed Sasikala wins, proxy Palanisawami to take oath today

Hours after E Palaniswami met with TN Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to ask that he be made Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, he’s been invited for a follow-on session.



Sasikala Natarajan

VK Sasikala To Be Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam Resigns

Chennai: VK Sasikala – the longtime companion of J Jayalalithaa who became the party chief after her death – has been elected the chief of AIADMK’s legislature party, clearing the decks for her takeover as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.



Donald Trump with Sally Yates

Trump fires Sally Yates after acting attorney general contradicted travel ban

Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general after she told justice department lawyers not to defend his executive order banning entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.



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Trump to ‘ban immigrants from Syria and 6 other countries

US President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to tighten border security – including his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.



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Donald Trump begins overhaul as first executive orders signed

In his first executive order, Donald Trump – the 45th president of the United States – told government agencies to scale back aspects of the Affordable Care Act – fulfilling his pledge to undo Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law that made medical services accessible to millions of Americans.



Attack at nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul nightclub attack: Manhunt underway for shooter

A manhunt is underway in Turkey for an unknown attacker who opened fire on New Year’s revelers in an Istanbul nightclub.



Barack Obama with Vladimir Putin

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking

The Obama administration on Thursday announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians.



Court Decision

Madras High Court bans Sharia courts in TN

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to ban all unauthorised ‘Sharia’ courts functioning on premises of mosques in the state while hearing a petition of a man who was allegedly forced to give talaq by one such court in the city.



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Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa dies

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Monday at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. She was 68.



New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

New Zealand PM John Key resigns

John Key, the New Zealand Prime Minister and leader of the National party, has resigned in a decision that has taken the country by surprise.



Five shot in Downtown Seattle

Five shot in downtown Seattle near scene of anti-Trump protests

A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening following an argument and wounded five people, one man critically, not far from protests against the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election.



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Donald Trump elected president of the United States

Republican Donald Trump has defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the US election, according to ABC election analyst Antony Green, and will become America’s next president.



Ban Ki-Moon with Antonio Guterres

UN appoints Antonio Guterres as new secretary general

The UN General Assembly on Thursday formally appointed Antonio Guterres as the new secretary general of the United Nations, replacing Ban Ki-moon.



Jayalalitha

Jayaram Jayalalitha: Ailing India chief minister gives up powers

The ailing chief minister of India’s southern Tamil Nadu state has handed over all her responsibilities to her deputy, the state governor has said.