• Mulayam backs NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind
Mulayam backs NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind

When we asked on whom they want to build consensus, they had no answer then. " BJP president Amit Shah talked to our president Atul Bora before deciding Kovind's name and our MLAs will vote for the Dalit leader". In a bid to keep the flock together and gather more support, the Congress even dialed JD (S) leader H D Deve Gowda. "We have c...

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  • American student released from N. Korea prison arrives in US
American student released from N. Korea prison arrives in US

He was detained at the airport as he was leaving the country with a tour group in January 2016. The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other US citizens reported detained. Rodman's arrival in Pyongyang was relatively low-key and his schedule remained a mystery. It's safe to say it stands up half-a-deca...

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  • Emmanuel Macron's party wins majority in French Parliamentary polls
Emmanuel Macron's party wins majority in French Parliamentary polls

Sunday's vote was marked by the historically low turnout rate of 42 percent , which is below the expectations of the first round . Addressing concerns about an unfettered presidency, Macron has welcomed debate and compromise from within his movement, which reflects all shades of moderate opinion.

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  • A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case
A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

Brendan Dassey , now 27, didn't admit "from his own free will" that he helped his uncle murder and sexually assault photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005, a USA 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled in a 2-1 vote. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has up to three months to decide whether to re-try Dassey for Halbach's murder. "We anticipate ...

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  • Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill
Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Congress is moving fast toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, with an eye on revamping Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income people. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else. Their concerns are legitimate, for if the new Republican leade...

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  • Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire
Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire

A Lambeth council spokesman said none of its high-rise or medium-rise buildings used the same cladding system as that used at Grenfell Tower, but that it was testing samples from all 31 of its housing blocks that were over six storeys and partially or fully clad.

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  • United Nations begins investigation of Congo killings
United Nations begins investigation of Congo killings

The Human Rights Council approved a resolution Friday that blended stringent calls for an global investigation led by the European Union with calls from Africa for Congo's own forces and investigators to take the lead. Zeid's office ( OHCHR ) and the United Nations mission in the country, known by its French acronym, MONUSCO. The violence has s...

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  • Russia's military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi: agencies
Russia's military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi: agencies

Reuters also spoke to a colonel with the Iraqi national security service, who said that it is unlikely Baghdadi was there and that one of his aides may have been killed in his place. However, Baghdadi this year reportedly disseminated a " farewell speech " to his subordinates, followers, and sympathizers in Mosul , ISIS's last major stronghol...

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  • US stock indexes hold steady as oil's dismal week eases
US stock indexes hold steady as oil's dismal week eases

EARNINGS BOOST: Tech giant Oracle jumped $4.15, or 9 percent, to $50.48 for the biggest gain in the S&P 500 after reporting stronger revenue and earnings for its latest quarter than analysts expected. The retailer's revenue also fell short of Wall Street's forecasts. Shares fell $3.59, or 10.6 percent, to $30.18. The results showed that 34 ...

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  • US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS
US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Russia, Syria's staunch ally, said on Monday it would treat USA -led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down.

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  • Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup
Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

It promises to be a battle royal in Kazan where Mexico need just a point to make the semis, while Russian Federation need to win or their prospects hinge on Portugal losing. We have 26 or 27 players to choose from but we have incredible belief. Mexico stand as Group A leaders with four points, ahead of Portugal on goal difference.

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  • Sheepish toe thief returns pilfered digit to Dawson City by mail
Sheepish toe thief returns pilfered digit to Dawson City by mail

Downtown Hotel , Dawson City. The sour toe was first reported missing on Sunday, when staff at the hotel's Sourdough Saloon said a man from Quebec with a French accent bragged about plans to steal the toe before it disappeared. "To ensure the package was safe to open" the package was brought to the RCMP detachment to be opened, police said....

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy expected to be downgraded to depression Thursday morning
Tropical Storm Cindy expected to be downgraded to depression Thursday morning

There were no reports of injuries. The young man was pronounced dead at the scene. As much as 8 inches (200mm) of rain fell from the Florida Panhandle into southern MS causing flash flooding. Travelers and locals throughout the Gulf Coast and Deep South should be aware of the storm conditions and use patience and caution when traveling through the ...

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  • Listen live to Radiohead's Glastonbury set
Listen live to Radiohead's Glastonbury set

It includes 10cm high Lego creations of this year's three headliners all performing on the Pyramid Stage, which is made out of 5,400 bricks. The Pyramid Stage will also see a wide variety of world-famous artists over Saturday and Sunday, including Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters.

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  • Death of freed USA student mystery, says N.Korea
Death of freed USA student mystery, says N.Korea

Now, North Korea is saying they're the " biggest victim " in Warmbier's death, TIME Magazine reports . Revere said he started working with the Warmbier family "within a day or so" after their son was taken into custody. "Some good things came out of this trip". Pyongyang uses the detentions as leverage to initiate a dialogue with Washington....

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  • Sessions Backs Texas In Lawsuit Over Sanctuary Cities
Sessions Backs Texas In Lawsuit Over Sanctuary Cities

Sessions said. On Friday, congressional aides said House Republicans are advancing a bill that would withhold some federal grant money from so-called sanctuary cities; give greater legal weight to immigration detainers, which are requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to local jails to hold immigrants who are being targeted for depor...

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  • NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind files nomination for Presidential elections
NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind files nomination for Presidential elections

Three sets of nominations were filed in Kovind's support with Modi and Advani being among the 60 proposers in one. JD (U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday chaired a meeting of party leaders in Patna that chose to support Kovind for the President's post.

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  • Russia Strikes Key Islamic State Group Targets in Syria
Russia Strikes Key Islamic State Group Targets in Syria

Russia launched six Kalibr cruise missiles toward key targets of the so-called Islamic State group in Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday. Australia joined the US-led coalition in Syria in September 2015, but did not carry out any operations in the country between March and May this year, according to the defence department...

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  • Lib senator threatens school funding plan
Lib senator threatens school funding plan

Mr Piccoli said the amount of money offered by the federal government was still too low, but it was vital to remove the distortions in the current funding system that benefit private and Catholic schools. While not confirming where the talks were at, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the government's original proposal was not good enough in a nu...

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  • Pakistan bomb blasts: Explosions in Parachinar kill 15, injure 70
Pakistan bomb blasts: Explosions in Parachinar kill 15, injure 70

A separate gun attack on police in the southern megacity of Karachi killed four officers on Friday evening, a security official said. In Parachinar, officials said the blasts on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramazan targeted people shopping in the area and those heading out of the city ahead of Eid.

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  • Disability Advocates Outside Mitch McConnell's Office Arrested
Disability Advocates Outside Mitch McConnell's Office Arrested

A group of about 20 Rochester area disability rights activists were arrested in Washington, D.C. Thursday as they protested the U.S. Senate's health care bill . The proposed caps and cuts to Medicaid contained in the Republican bill, said ADAPT organizer Bruce Darling, would "greatly reduce access to medical care and home and community-b...

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  • Pyongyang denies torturing United States student who died after release from North Korea
Pyongyang denies torturing United States student who died after release from North Korea

Otto Warmbier's brother, sister and friends were scheduled to speak at the funeral Thursday in his hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati . Warmbier, just 22-years-old, died in a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, June 19, after North Korea released him just a year into his sentence for what they called humanitarian reasons.

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  • Pence reportedly hires his own outside lawyer for Russian Federation questions
Pence reportedly hires his own outside lawyer for Russian Federation questions

Vice President Mike Pence has claimed that he had no knowledge about the Donald Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation nor was he aware of retired Lt. "A flourishing economy gives people a reason, a reason to put down roots in the land of their birth and to grow rather than fleeing to the north", Pence said.

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  • Canadian man tried to buy gun before Michigan airport stabbing
Canadian man tried to buy gun before Michigan airport stabbing

Ftouhi shouted " Allahu akbar " - the Arabic words for " God is great " - and plunged a 12-inch knife into the neck of the police officer, Lt. Jeff Neville , officials said. Boiselle said three people staying at the residence had been taken in for questioning. "I was seeing a colleague and a good friend of mine being attacked", Owen said, adding...

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  • London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns
London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

Those living in the Taplow block on the Chalcots estate are to be rehoused in temporary accommodation following a joint inspection of the block by the London Fire Brigade and Camden Council. Police are looking at all parts of the cladding system and its installation, McCormack said. They added that insulation and tiles recovered from the building...

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  • Pelosi defends herself as leader
Pelosi defends herself as leader

The Democrats expended vast amounts of money on Jon Ossoff , an attractive young candidate running in a district that has voted Republican in most recent elections, but is seen as a seat within reach for the Democrats . The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. "It's fai...

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  • North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM
North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

The officials said it is not yet clear if the activity indicates a sixth nuclear test is imminent, but noted there is concern that North Korea could set off a test during Wednesday's visit to Washington by top Chinese diplomats and military officials.

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  • Germany's 2017 Gamescom Will Be Opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Germany's 2017 Gamescom Will Be Opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

With her visit to Gamescom , she may be looking to play to her strengths - an April poll showed that almost half of first-time voters, those aged 18-21, supported her in the election. For an indication of the level of importance this signifies, this would be akin to UK PM Teresa May, or at least the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, opening EGX or the...

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  • Muslim teen died of blunt force trauma
Muslim teen died of blunt force trauma

The dispute escalated and Martinez reportedly was enraged that he chased them and managed to capture Nabra and struck her with a metal bat. A post-mortem revealed she died of blunt force trauma to the upper body. ADAMS is one of the largest mosques in the country and is particularly busy during Ramadan. A statement by Madihha Ahussain, special ...

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  • Scalise out of intensive care
Scalise out of intensive care

Ryan said Scalise is "very thankful for the outpouring of support that he's received from friends and colleagues and people from Louisiana". Scalise, who is now receiving treatment at the MedStar Hospital in Washington has undergone a series of surgeries and is said to be in fair condition .

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation probing MI airport stabbing as terrorism
Federal Bureau of Investigation probing MI airport stabbing as terrorism

Investigators are working to learn more about Ftouhi, whom they describe as a lone-wolf attacker who made his way from Canada to the seemingly random destination of Flint, a struggling MI city once known for its sprawling General Motors factories but now better known for lead-tainted water.

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  • Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids
Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

Just because a toy is popular doesn't mean that it's safe, said Joan Siff , president of W.A.T.C.H., who unveiled the report at a news conference at Franciscan Children's Hospital on Wednesday. It should be noted that some of the toys do have choking warnings on the box and note they are not recommended for kids under three years old. "The on-goin...

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  • Philippine militants free hostages, flee village
Philippine militants free hostages, flee village

Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said it was possible the attack was meant to disrupt an ongoing military offensive against the Maute Group, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and laid siege on Marawi City.

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  • Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid
Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

Trump, during the campaign phase of the USA presidential polls , and even after his election, had raised hopes of a healthcare act to replace Obamacare that would guarantee "universal healthcare" but going by the versions of the Republican healthcare bill so far, there has been a growing consensus in the U.S.

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  • United Kingdom government confident of deal with N. Ireland's DUP
United Kingdom government confident of deal with N. Ireland's DUP

May is seeking the support of the DUP's 10 lawmakers in the House of Commons after being stripped of her majority in this month's election, with negotiations centering on extra money for Northern Ireland and plans for the U.K.'s exit from the EU.

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