• Bihar ki beti chosen only to lose, says Nitish Kumar
Bihar ki beti chosen only to lose, says Nitish Kumar

Speaking to reporters at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday, Uttam and Jaipal said the TRS should support UPA candidate Meira Kumar and not NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind. This decision has been taken after due consideration and discussion with our party leaders", Nitish stated, addressing the media. Thanking the Opposition parties for nominating her as th...

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  • Pelosi Defends Herself Amid Calls for New Democratic Leadership
Pelosi Defends Herself Amid Calls for New Democratic Leadership

In fact, according to a report in Vox , the main takeaway of the special elections held in 2017 is that the Republicans are in trouble. But Democrats have the ability to recover quickly from this. Ossoff then said that the majority of Handel's outside funding came from Washington , D.C., whereas his funding came largely from California ...

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  • Queen's speech dominated by European Union exit
Queen's speech dominated by European Union exit

Grammar schools, one of May's flagship proposals in the early weeks of her premiership, were not mentioned, despite the Conservative manifesto pledge to consult on opening new selective schools. The speech was as notable for what it omitted as for what it included. Also absent was Mrs May's controversial promise to allow a parliamentary vote to r...

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  • People Worldwide Forced From Their Homes In Record Numbers In 2016
People Worldwide Forced From Their Homes In Record Numbers In 2016

The figure that includes refugees , asylum seekers and people uprooted inside their own countries was some 300,000 higher at the end of a year ago than at the end of 2015, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said. This number accounts for around 45 percent of all Syrian refugees in the region, according to the United Nations. A...

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  • UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie in Kenya, visits refugee girls
UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie in Kenya, visits refugee girls

The actress, who in 2012 became the special envoy of the United Nations high Commissioner for refugees, visited the African state in world refugee day in Nairobi gave an emotional speech on preventing sexual violence in military conflicts. On world refugee day Angelina Jolie flew to Kenya, where he delivered a speech. Most of the 67,000 urban re...

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  • Plan of suspect in Brussels train station blast revealed
Plan of suspect in Brussels train station blast revealed

Security services evacuated and cordoned off an area around the station, while ambulances arrived on standby. Soon after, authorities confirmed that a man, believed to be in his 30s, was in their soldiers immediately after the explosion there on Tuesday night.

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  • John O'Mahony Bursts With Pride Over Son's Appointment To Lions Captain
John O'Mahony Bursts With Pride Over Son's Appointment To Lions Captain

Wales global Alun Wyn Jones has been preferred in the second-row and Itoje is likely to get his opportunity from the bench. O'Mahony was handed leadership duties for Saturday's clash at the All Blacks' fortress of Eden Park despite only skippering Ireland three times , relegating tour captain Sam Warburton to the bench.

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  • UK-founded tech startup Blockchain secures $40m Series B
UK-founded tech startup Blockchain secures $40m Series B

Bitcoin, and the blockchain system that powers it, is one of several virtual currencies and the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed more than 300 percent in the previous year. With the majority of staff working in London, the company's official headquarters are in Luxembourg. Combined with earlier investments from the startup's A round, Blockchain ...

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  • Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill
Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

More significantly, ends Medicaid's longtime status as an open-ended entitlement, with Washington paying a share of what each state spends. Ohio Republican Sen. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. "I think we're going to get this thing done.

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  • Rep. Pete King: Georgia Win Should Tell Trump 'Don't Bother Tweeting'
Rep. Pete King: Georgia Win Should Tell Trump 'Don't Bother Tweeting'

BENNETT: That's New York Congressman Joe Crowley. Republicans can feel better about the state of things than they could if they had lost. In the well-to-do Atlanta suburbs, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was the focus of torrents of negative advertising in a House race that cost more than $50 million, the most e...

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  • Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants attack Mogadishu restaurant, take hostages
Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants attack Mogadishu restaurant, take hostages

Although the number of hostages was unconfirmed as of Thursday, the group is known to kill its hostages instead of holding them ransom. He says heavy gunfire has been heard inside. Bodies of five girls and a Syrian man who worked as a chef were found inside the restaurant, said police. Police said numerous victims were killed at point-blank ran...

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  • Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin
Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

Those options included cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure, release of CIA intelligence that could embarrass Putin and sanctions that would hurt Russia's economy. "From national security people there was a sense of immediate introspection, of, 'Wow, did we mishandle this'". It's not clear if the effort, still being planned as Obama left ...

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  • Defense minister: Turkish military base in Qatar exclusively internal issue
Defense minister: Turkish military base in Qatar exclusively internal issue

Indian fresh produce exports to Qatar have risen by 15 per cent in the past two weeks as demand surges in line with supply disruptions from Saudi Arabia and other neighbouring nations, reports the Business Standard . Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain andEgypt broke all ties with Doha on June 5, accusing Qatar of supporting...

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  • House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader
House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win. Kiplinger Alerts is a subscription-based e-mail and online alert service that helps you make more profitable decisions for your business and investments. Democrat Jon Ossoff's campaign for the House of Representatives in the Georgia special election seemed like a...

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  • Australia resumes air operations over Syria
Australia resumes air operations over Syria

The Pentagon said the pro-government drone "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces" near Syria's border with Iraq . Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against IS targets in Syria as a precaution, after Russian Federation announced it was suspending the hotline and warned the US -led coalition not to fly ...

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  • Disarray as Democrats beaten in Georgia poll
Disarray as Democrats beaten in Georgia poll

Especially in a constituency like Georgia , which has been in Republican hands since 1979. The 30-year-old Ossoff was supposed to make voters forget that the 77-year-old Nancy Pelosi and 78-year-old Steny Hoyer are leading the Democrats in the House.

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  • We're not involved in Warmbier's death, says N/Korea
We're not involved in Warmbier's death, says N/Korea

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was critical of North Korea in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday night, saying the "brutal" regime of Kim Jong Un bears responsibility for the death of American Otto Warmbier . The Warmbiers also met with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who also served as US ambassador to the United Nations, who said he...

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  • Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats
Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats

At that time , Democrats held 233 seats to the Republicans' 202. With Jaffe addressing issues like single-payer healthcare and President Trump tweeting that he hopes the Democrats keep her, Pelosi's next primary competition could end up being her most challenging election yet.

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  • Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill
Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill

President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke out against a proposed GOP Senate bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare . The Senate bill would cap future federal aid to states for Medicaid, fundamentally transforming a safety-net health insurance program that now covers about 70 million poor Americans.

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  • Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for funeral
Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for funeral

A former senior State Department official said the United States had made repeated requests for Warmbier's release on humanitarian grounds under Obama, including via the North Korean mission at the United Nations, via the Swedish mission in Pyongyang, at unofficial talks with North Korean officials involving former U.S.

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  • Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill
Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

Mitch McConnell , the Senate majority leader, is expected to bring the healthcare bill to a vote next week. McConnell may have a tough job convincing enough Republican senators the Senate bill improves on the House version. "No argument against Trumpcare is more eloquent than the grave consequences it means in people's lives", she wrote...

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  • At least 15 dead in twin Pakistan blasts
At least 15 dead in twin Pakistan blasts

Abdul Razzaq Cheema, director general of police in Balochistan Province, said it appeared the bomber had detonated a auto packed with explosives, Reuters reported . An eyewitness told The Nation, "I was two minutes away from the scene when a loud explosion was heard". Parachinar was the location of the first major militant attack in Pakistan i...

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  • North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier's Treatment
North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier's Treatment

No other word describes the crime of sentencing Otto to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster, then holding him for more than a year while he lay in a coma - and cutting off any diplomatic access to him. It was unclear if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shares the views of his Indian envoy. The head of the U.S. Def...

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  • What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan
What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan

Sandoval introduced Heller at the press conference with remarks explaining how the Senate bill would lose Nevada hundreds of millions of dollars to cover its low-income population. "If somebody could say to me, 'Carolyn, the crisis is going to be over next week, ' I'd feel OK - but I got 40 people on a waiting list", Givens said.

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  • Two arrested over brawl during Turkish leader's United States visit
Two arrested over brawl during Turkish leader's United States visit

And though there were questions about whether Erdogan and his security detail had diplomatic immunity at the time of the beating, a bipartisain group of USA senators urged the State Department to condemn the attack . The showdown between Erdogan's guards and the protesters came as tensions between the United States and Turkey continued to rise o...

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  • North Korea says USA student's death a 'mystery to us as well'
North Korea says USA student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

His death fanned a conflict between the North and the United States that was already aggravated by North Korea's defiant missile launches and two nuclear tests since early a year ago as part of its effort to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the USA mainland.

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  • Israel Unimpressed by Iran Missile Strikes on ISIS
Israel Unimpressed by Iran Missile Strikes on ISIS

Iran had earlier insinuated that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia - its chief regional foe - had encouraged the June 7 attacks on Iran's Parliament and the mausoleum of the late Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini , killing 17 people.

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  • North Korea says it's the 'biggest victim' in death of Otto Warmbier
North Korea says it's the 'biggest victim' in death of Otto Warmbier

Warmbier's parents said they believe their son was subjected to "awful, torturous mistreatment" by the North Korean regime. Bagpipes blared after the service as Warmbier's casket was carried out of the building toward a waiting hearse, followed by a long line of mourners.

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  • Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief
Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief

India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which ordered Pakistan to stay Jadhav's execution. Earlier, a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), media wing of Pakistan Army had said Jadhav's earlier plea to the military appellate court was rejected, forcing him to appeal before the COAS.

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  • US Deputy Attorney General Assures Congress of Special Counsel Independence
US Deputy Attorney General Assures Congress of Special Counsel Independence

Rosenstein said that he is the only one now charged with possibly firing Mueller and that he does not see the required "good cause" to do so. Trump can rescind the regulation that establishes the burden of "good cause" for such a firing, or he could simply fire Rosenstein and install someone more to his liking.

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  • Sports doctor to stand trial on assault charges
Sports doctor to stand trial on assault charges

The lawsuit accuses Nassar of treating hip, leg, back and ankle injuries with what he called "inter-vaginal adjustments" that involved digital penetration without the consent of the athletes or their parents. Prosecutors played a video of a 40-minute interview between campus police and Nassar last summer. It is one of four MI criminal cases again...

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  • Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral
Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

Warmbier will be buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati following the service. Two months later, he was found guilty of committing "hostile acts" against the North Korean regime and sentenced to 15 years hard labor in a trial that reportedly lasted about an hour.

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  • Kremlin declines to comment on whether IS leader killed
Kremlin declines to comment on whether IS leader killed

Questioning what Baghdadi would have been doing in that location, he said: "Is it reasonable that Baghdadi would put himself between a rock and a hard place of the [U.S. The U.S. -led coalition fighting ISIS said it could not confirm the Russian report that Baghdadi may have been killed . The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the ou...

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  • Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill
Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. Those waivers would allow state to drop benefits required by Obamacare , such as maternity coverage, mental health ca...

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  • Senate Votes to Make it Harder for Trump to Lift Russia Sanctions
Senate Votes to Make it Harder for Trump to Lift Russia Sanctions

The Russia sanctions measure was added as an amendment to an Iranian sanctions bill, after a deal was struck between the heads of the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees. In Putin's calculus, the costs of the sanctions do not outweigh the benefits of occupying Crimea and contributing to unrest in Ukraine, continuing to support the A...

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