• Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year
Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

According to UN, Turkey is the top refugee host in the world, being home to almost 3 million Syrian refugees. "Hardship, separation, death", Mr. Guterres said, recalling nightmare stories heard from refugees and displaced persons, whose number rose 300,000 since the end of 2015.

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  • Emmanuel Macron to reshuffle government after French parliament election win
Emmanuel Macron to reshuffle government after French parliament election win

Macron has forged the beginnings of a strong working relationship with the German leader since his election last month, despite significant differences over several issues including stewardship of the euro. Party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis announced his resignation, adding that "Macron's triumph is uncontestable", France24 reported. Their...

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  • Centre accords Z+ NSG security cover to Ram Nath Kovind
Centre accords Z+ NSG security cover to Ram Nath Kovind

He had also said that the Sena would not support the BJP nominee if he was picked only because he was a Dalit . However, the alliance is only short of around 11,000 votes that could be easily compensated by regional parties in the south such as the TRS , YSRCP and the AIADMK.

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  • NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind quits as Bihar Governor
NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind quits as Bihar Governor

Kovind, a lawyer, two-term Rajya Sabha MP and former president of the BJP's " Dalit Morcha", is likely to file his papers on June 23. Downplaying the rift within the NDA following Uddhav Thackeray's criticism that the BJP was fielding Kovind to win over Dalit votes, Swamy said that it was natural of its "Hindutva brother" to side with the ...

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  • IS Claims Responsibility of Fatal Stabbing of Israeli Policewoman
IS Claims Responsibility of Fatal Stabbing of Israeli Policewoman

An Israeli police officer has been seriously injured in what initial reports suggest was a coordinated attack by three Palestinians at two locations just outside Jerusalem's Old City. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemned these measures and stressed they fall within the collective punishment policy which is prohibi...

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  • Cooler temperatures, heavy downpours possible for southern counties — FORECAST
Cooler temperatures, heavy downpours possible for southern counties — FORECAST

It had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour (33 kph). On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to be near the Louisiana coast late Wednesday or Wednesday night.

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  • Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79
Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

Animal rights activists frequently protested against the company for its use of furs. While other members of the family were regarded as the creative forces, Carla preferred to concentrate on ruling Fendi's marketing and PR. "For her nothing was impossible", her niece, Silvia Venturini Fendi told RAI state television. "The challenges that she alw...

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  • Pakistan starts fencing of its border with Afghanistan
Pakistan starts fencing of its border with Afghanistan

Despite Afghanistan's strong reservations, Pakistan has started the fencing work along the whole Pakistan-Afghanistan border or Durand Line. Phased fencing of entire Pak-Afghan border commenced on Tuesday to improve security situation. Pakistani military alleges that since 2014 fighters of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and affiliated groups fled ...

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  • Hard work begins Monday, says Brexit minister
Hard work begins Monday, says Brexit minister

Liberal Democrat Layla Moran, who beat Nicola Blackwood to take the seat by 816 votes, was speaking ahead of the talks and nearly one year after the referendum vote to leave the EU. Those issues are Britain's exit bill, estimated by Brussels at around 100 billion euros (USD 112 billion), the rights of three million European Union nationals livin...

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  • NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar governor
NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar governor

In 2007, it backed Pratibha Patil instead of NDA candidate Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. A day after they were pushed on the backfoot after announcement of Ram Nath Kovind as NDA's Presidential candidate, the Opposition parties seem to be still in a fix.

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  • The official Brexit negotiations have begun
The official Brexit negotiations have begun

May and other senior officials, including Brexit Secretary David Davis , stressed last week that the British government's priorities and timetable for negotiations had not changed as a result of the election. "Our other key Brexit priority is ensuring we retain access to European Union labour, particularly permanent staff, without which our ...

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  • Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat
Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat

Russian Federation threatened aircraft from the USA -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the US military shooting down a Syrian warplane on Sunday. The official says the drone was considered a threat, and was shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet. Australia's defence mini...

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  • US coroner investigating death of student freed from North Korea
US coroner investigating death of student freed from North Korea

Doctors caring for him last week described him as having extensive brain damage that left him in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness."Moon said that while "we can not know for sure that North Korea killed Mr. In the final year of his life, he lived the nightmare in which the North Korean people have been trapped for 70 years: "forced labor, mass s...

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  • Macron's party headed for big French parliamentary majority
Macron's party headed for big French parliamentary majority

He called the result a vindication of Macron's "winning strategy". Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that despite an abstention rate estimated at just over 50 per cent, "the message of the French people is unambiguous". The party's secretary general, Nicolas Bay, warned of Macron getting "a majority so big that he will have a sort of blank...

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  • French far-right bars founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on birthday
French far-right bars founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on birthday

French-Jewish lawmaker Meyer Habib with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in May 2017. Macron, who was elected at age 39 as the youngest president in France's history, has now fulfilled his wish to disrupt politics with a new approach and new faces, - including a farmer, a teacher, and a math genius.

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  • Turkish FM: Qatar Wants An End to Crisis
Turkish FM: Qatar Wants An End to Crisis

US President Donald Trump expressed support for the allegations against Doha, which categorically denied them. Boeing, the prime contractor on the sale, declined to comment. The number of Nepali migrant workers going to Qatar has gone down after the tiny Gulf nation faced diplomatic stand-off and economic embargo from other Gulf nations led b...

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  • BJP parliamentary board to discuss presidential poll options
BJP parliamentary board to discuss presidential poll options

Shah had on Sunday met the BJP's sulking ally Shiv Sena's President Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackerey in Mumbai to ensure the Sena's crucial support in the presidential poll. A party leader said it may authorise Mr. Shah to take a call on the issue. India's ruling coalition has announced its candidate for a presidential election, ch...

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  • Gulf Coast preparing for tropical storm that hasn't quite formed yet
Gulf Coast preparing for tropical storm that hasn't quite formed yet

There may be enough instability for a strong storm or two and the main threat will be for damaging wind gusts. The system is now battling upper level wind shear (unfavorable for organization) and is taking on a ragged and disorganized appearance.

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  • Russian Federation get off to winning start, beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup
Russian Federation get off to winning start, beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - What Vladimir Putin wants, Vladimir Putin tends to get. Vargas had the ball in the net as the match moved into stoppage time at the end of the first half, deftly lifting it over the onrushing Cameron goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa after being expertly fed by a defence-splitting pass from Vidal.

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  • Narendra Modi corners Pakistan on terror, tells China to respect mutual concerns
Narendra Modi corners Pakistan on terror, tells China to respect mutual concerns

The powerful security grouping adopted a declaration charting the future course of action in dealing with major challenges facing the region. SCO has Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China , Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as members. India and Pakistan were admitted to the SCO group as observers in 2005 and began the administrative process of joining th...

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  • AP Brahmin Welfare Corp chairman Krishna Rao removed
AP Brahmin Welfare Corp chairman Krishna Rao removed

The bureaucrat came under fire for commenting on Naidu government on Facebook as well as sharing certain posts written by others criticising decisions taken by the Telugu Desam Party government. Another post that the official had shared, accused Mr Naidu of having a hand in getting a cartoon critical of his father-in-law NT Rama Rao published i...

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  • Spicer hasn't talked to Trump about Russian election hack
Spicer hasn't talked to Trump about Russian election hack

From off-camera briefings to substitute stand-ins, recent signs indicate that embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer is on the way out. The White House has generally used that rationale only on days that the president has held a news conference or delivered a major speech.

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  • Debt-ridden Punjab gets Rs 1.18 lakh cr budget
Debt-ridden Punjab gets Rs 1.18 lakh cr budget

The ex-gratia for families of such farmers has been raised from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, he said. For debt relief for those farmers who took loans from non-institutional resources, the government has chose to review the Punjab Settlement of Agriculture Indebtedness Act to provide the desired relief to the farmers through mutually acceptable debt...

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  • Record-breaking congressional election headed for photo finish
Record-breaking congressional election headed for photo finish

President Trump won the 2016 election because he was able to win a sizable share of voters who didn't like him. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jon Ossoff speaks to volunteers. Mark Rountree, a Republican pollster who lives in the district, said the close race is a fluke. He has said the address is close to Emory University, where ...

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  • Russian Federation suspends cooperation with United States in Syrian airspace following jet downing
Russian Federation suspends cooperation with United States in Syrian airspace following jet downing

Russia's Defence Ministry said in Moscow yesterday that it would view as targets any flying objects over Syria in the areas of the country where its air forces operate. In a statement, the US Central Command said the plane was downed 'in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces, ' identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces ...

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  • 62 killed by raging fires in Portugal
62 killed by raging fires in Portugal

A huge forest fire raging since on Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, the government said on Sunday, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever forest blaze in the Atlantic coastal country, used to the woods burning nearly every summer.

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  • US Looks to Restore Military Hotline With Russia
US Looks to Restore Military Hotline With Russia

A top Russian diplomat on Monday condemned the United States for shooting down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet the previous day as an act of "aggression", while US -backed opposition forces on the ground warned Syrian government troops to stop their attacks or face retaliation.

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  • Venezuela walks out of Americas summit as protester shot dead
Venezuela walks out of Americas summit as protester shot dead

The OAS crisis talks are the latest in a series of foreign ministers' meetings that caused Maduro to announce Venezuela's withdrawal from the regional group in April - a process that will take two years. The United States, Mexico and Canada, plus Peru and Costa Rica, have proposed a resolution demanding the release of political prisoners and talk...

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  • Otto Warmbier's death was the only possible outcome, family says
Otto Warmbier's death was the only possible outcome, family says

The University of Virginia student was medically evacuated from North Korea last week, more than a year after a court sentenced him to 15 years in prison with hard labor for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda banner. Doctors said he has suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and ...

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  • 18 protesters in Minnesota arrested after Philando Castile verdict
18 protesters in Minnesota arrested after Philando Castile verdict

Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. The officer, Jeronimo Yanez , was charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering safety by discharging a firearm in the shooting . Yanez shot Castile five times. Yanez was also acquitted of two felony counts of intentionally discharging a gun and endangering the lives of Castile's girlfriend, Diamo...

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  • Trump's attorney performs hilarious flip-flop: confirms and denies investigation in one breath
Trump's attorney performs hilarious flip-flop: confirms and denies investigation in one breath

A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. "In May, Sekulow dismissed the Russian Federation scandal as 'a fraud on the American people.'" Sekulow has also personally known Trump for years. I don't think it serves him well. He also cited the testimony from former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Commit...

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  • U.S. shoots down drone on Syria-Iraq border
U.S. shoots down drone on Syria-Iraq border

The coalition "does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat", the statement said . The downing of the Syrian jet is believed to be the first air-to-air shoot down of manned aircraft by the US since 1999. It's an effort made more ...

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  • Russian fighter jet flies just 5 feet from United States spy plane
Russian fighter jet flies just 5 feet from United States spy plane

The incident took place 25 miles northwest of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, which is located between Lithuania and Poland in northern Europe. Last month, a Russian fighter jet flew within 20 feet of an American spy plane over the Black Sea, but the U.S.

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  • Russian jet comes within 5 feet of U.S. spy plane
Russian jet comes within 5 feet of U.S. spy plane

Backed by the coalition, SDF forces entered Raqa for the first time two weeks ago, after months of fierce fighting, and have seized four neighbourhoods. According to CBS the jet came up alongside the plane before going under the plane and coming up near the other wing. For most of the last two years the US and Russian Federation have coordinated...

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  • After Russia Threats, Australian Military Stops Anti-ISIS Airstrikes in Syria
After Russia Threats, Australian Military Stops Anti-ISIS Airstrikes in Syria

CBS News correspondent David Martin reports the drone came too close to one of the outposts of US -backed fighters outside of their main base in Tanf. U.S. forces targeted the plane close to Raqqa on Sunday following a bombing on US-allied forces working on the ground. He has survived six years of war and largely defeated the uprising against his...

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