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    Indian man gets 9 years in prison for assault on flight

    An Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit. Prabhu Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat between the victim and his wife on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas last January. Prosecutors asked for a sentence of nearly 11 years, but U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg settled on a nine-year term. He said he hoped it would be “grave enough” to deter others from committing similar crimes. A jury convicted Ramamoorthy in August . He will be deported to India after serving his sentence. The victim, a model, declined an opportunity to speak in court. She watched the hearing from the

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    Prince William and Kate release family xmas card

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new image of their family Christmas card which features their three children. The royal couple have selected an autumnal picture for their annual festive greeting, which sees them seated on a log alongside their children, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, eight months, with the group all wearing coordinating blue in the grounds of their country retreat, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. Kensington Palace wrote on Twitter: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. "The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall, and

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    Photos of Khomeini, Khamenei inside an Iraqi official’s office spark controversy

    A picture of Baghdad council member , Ali Jaafar al-Alaq, has sparked a debate over the past couple of days between Iraqis on Twitter, even though it was captured from an old videotape. Al- Alaq appeared in the picture sitting in his official office, in front of a small poster reading “Member of the Baghdad Provincial Council”, while pictures of the two Iranian leaders Ali Khomeini and Ali Khamenei, were posed next to him , as well as a machine gun.

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    Egypt releases camel operator accused of facilitating Pyramids pornographic

    After a five-hour interrogation session, the Cairo appeals court released a camel tour operator at the Giza Pyramids on LE5,000 bail, over charges of helping a Danish photographer and his girlfriend shoot a pornographic video atop the pyramid. The prosecution released a second woman, who knew the photographer and his girlfriend online. According to police investigations, 33 year-old Andreas Hvid, the Danish photographer, arrived in Cairo in November 19, and left in December 4. His girlfriend, 20 year-old Josephine Sara, arrived in Cairo on November 28 and left November 30. The camel operator Moussa Omar Moussa helped the two climb Khofu Pyramid on November 29, in return for LE4,000, in coordination

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    ANALYSIS: What needs to be done over Iran’s crisis in 2019?

    For the Iranian regime, looking back at 2018 will mean looking back on a year of brutal crackdowns on its citizens, on increasing sanctions and failed European terror attacks. Despite its year of brutality and planned attacks, the protests that sprung up almost a year ago continue across the country, the economic situation continues to deteriorate and opposition groups, namely the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), continue to gain ground. So what should the international community’s 2019 resolution on Iran be? In this regard, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held an international conference in 50 cities around the world including Tirana, Paris, London, Berlin, Oslo, on Saturday 15 December, which were connected via video links.

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    Statue of 'racist' Gandhi removed from Ghana university campus

    A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university following complaints that he was racist against the black Africans. The statue, installed at the University of Ghana in capital Accra was removed in the middle of the night earlier this week after protests from students and faculty at the university campus. India's former president Pranab Mukherjee had unveiled the statue to the global peace icon two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations. But professors at the university soon began a petition calling for its removal, citing passages written by Gandhi depicting Indians as "infinitely superior" to black Africans and using

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    Ariana Grande apologises to Kanye West

    Ariana Grande has apologised to Kanye West after he accused her of using his feud with Drake to promote her own music. The 41-year-old music mogul went on a social media rant against the 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker earlier this week, which prompted Drake to simply post a series of laughing emojis on his Instagram story, and Ariana got herself involved to joke that people should be listening to the new music dropped by herself and Miley Cyrus, rather than paying attention to the rappers' feud. Ariana's original tweet read: "guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y'all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the