• Capability, experience must supersede all consideration for President: Meira
Capability, experience must supersede all consideration for President: Meira

Opposition parties Thursday picked a former parliament speaker from India s lowest Dalit caste as their presidential candidate, pitting her against the ruling party s hot favourite Ram Nath Kovind - also from the marginalised community. Rajak is deputy leader in the state assembly and a member of the JD (U) core committee which decided on Tuesday...

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  • Trump congratulates Georgia runoff victor on Twitter
Trump congratulates Georgia runoff victor on Twitter

Pelosi says she has no plans to step down, and Democrats haven't found any viable replacements yet. Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who said he supported Pelosi over Ryan last fall, has also emerged as a vocal critic in the wake of the Georgia race.

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  • The Person Who Attacked A Paris Police Van With Explosives Has Died
The Person Who Attacked A Paris Police Van With Explosives Has Died

French police detained the ex-wife, father, brother and sister-in-law of the man behind Monday's attack on a Gendarmerie van on Paris' Champs-Elysees. Since the large-scale Paris attacks in November 2015 and last year's Nice truck attack, France has seen a string of smaller assaults targeting security forces.

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  • Dutch journalists freed by ELN rebels in Colombia, FM confirms 'good news'
Dutch journalists freed by ELN rebels in Colombia, FM confirms 'good news'

The reporters, Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, a television journalist, and Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender, 58, a cameraman, "have been released in ideal conditions", the group said on Twitter. William Villamizar, governor of the Norte de Santander district, said a humanitarian commission had been mediating their release. In May 2016, ELN rebels kidnappe...

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  • North Korea carries out another rocket engine test
North Korea carries out another rocket engine test

And as officials said , North Korea only has six untested ICBM launchers which means even if the country makes several missiles or warheads, an ICBM missile will not work until the launcher is tested properly, a report said. President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the successful test-firing of a 800-kilometer (497 miles) surface-to-surface miss...

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  • PPP senior leader Babar Awan joins PTI
PPP senior leader Babar Awan joins PTI

He alleged that "Godfather" has "captured" all the state institutions. He said the youth were determined to bring change to the nation which is only possible when the institutions are strengthened. Reliable sources told that Babar Awan will be hosting an Iftar dinner in honour of PTI Chairman Imran Khan and other party leaders here today (Friday)...

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  • London man died after mosque attack with 'multiple injuries,' police say
London man died after mosque attack with 'multiple injuries,' police say

Elsewhere, police have released a photo of the van used in the attack - registration plate number PO54 CSF - which was rented out from a hire company in Cardiff. Mr Ali had collapsed shortly before the attack and was being given first aid by passers-by when the attack unfolded. Ten people were injured, including two said to be disabled - and one ...

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  • Officials Confirm Some Russian Hacking Allegations As New Ones Come In
Officials Confirm Some Russian Hacking Allegations As New Ones Come In

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, a member of the Intelligence Committee, praised the security of Oklahoma's electoral system. Gowdy replied: "Most of the information now available was available in the fall of 2016". Why didn't they stop them?' the president asked. He followed up by calling the assessment that Russian Federation interf...

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  • Will Nancy Pelosi survive this latest Dem disaster?
Will Nancy Pelosi survive this latest Dem disaster?

He raised $23 million to her $4 million in the priciest House race in history. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is getting a great deal of blame from Democrats for this week's special election losses in Georgia and SC, but another former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich said Thursday he hopes she stays right where she is.

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  • North Korea denies torture, call itself 'biggest victim' in Otto Warmbier's death
North Korea denies torture, call itself 'biggest victim' in Otto Warmbier's death

Still more mourners lined roads in Wyoming, a small town of 8,000 residents, and in Cincinnati, where the 22-year-old was laid to rest. "The tragic murder of Otto Warmbier at the hands of the North Korean government has made it clear that it is past time that we restrict tourist travel to communist, totalitarian North Korea", Wilson said.

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  • Syrians fear new Raqqa turmoil once Islamic State is defeated
Syrians fear new Raqqa turmoil once Islamic State is defeated

The incident occurred in the same vicinity as previous conflicts with pro-regime forces, near the combat outpost in At-Tanf, where a contingent of US and coalition advisers are supporting a force to fight the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

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  • Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack
Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack

Tuesday's ground-clearing work was in preparation for the installation of dozens of mobile homes for the families evicted from Amona, a spokesman for the main settler organisation, the Yesha Council, said. The construction work comes despite a request by Trump at a meeting between the two men in Washington this year to "hold back on settlements for...

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  • Leo Varadkar Becomes Ireland's Youngest, 1st Openly Gay PM
Leo Varadkar Becomes Ireland's Youngest, 1st Openly Gay PM

In a drawn-out heave to replace Mr Kenny, Mr Varadkar secured the backing of a majority of the party's elected representatives earlier this month. But rather surprisingly Varadkar's former rival Simon Coveney, will be the new Minister for Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for Brexit , despite his wish to remain on as housing minister.

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  • North Korea tested rocket engine possibly for ICBM
North Korea tested rocket engine possibly for ICBM

Pyongyang has tested a flurry of rockets in the recent past, sending tensions with the USA - which has been trying to discourage its missile programme - ratcheting up. "When the world says that it hopes China can do even more, I don't know what "do even more" refers to", Geng told a daily news briefing in Beijing on Friday.

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  • Queen to outline United Kingdom government plans
Queen to outline United Kingdom government plans

Ufi Ibrahim, the chief executive of the BHA, said: "The hospitality and tourism industry, the fourth largest in the United Kingdom, looks forward to working with ministers to build the widest consensus on Britain's future outside the EU. "My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on th...

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  • North Korea tests rocket engine in ICBM push
North Korea tests rocket engine in ICBM push

Friday's test, overseen by Moon at the Agency for Defense Development in Taean County, South Chungcheong, was its fourth test. This news comes on the same day the US military said it failed to shoot-down a ballistic missile using an interceptor missile fired from a USA warship.

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  • White House looking for progress on market access, IP in Modi visit
White House looking for progress on market access, IP in Modi visit

The US is interested in providing India with the kind of defence technology it normally reserves for its closest allies, the White House has said, signalling the Trump administration's resolve to strengthen the bilateral defence relationship.

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  • South Korea tests missile with warning to North
South Korea tests missile with warning to North

News of the recent test in the North came a day after Tillerson urged China, Pyongyang's sole ally, to put more pressure on the North to rein in its atomic weapons and ballistic missile programmes. will respond if provoked. "With threats and hostilities growing across the region, it is critical the United States and South Korea work together to str...

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  • MI airport attacker failed to buy gun
MI airport attacker failed to buy gun

Gelios said the person was identified as a 50 yearold Amor Ftouhi, who is a Canadian citizen, stabbed the police officer in the Bishop International Airport . Authorities say the 49-year-old suspect from Montreal traveled to the United States legally from Canada on June 16, entering through Lake Champlain, New York, and then entered MI as earl...

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  • Korea says it is
Korea says it is "biggest victim" in Otto Warmbier's death

North Korea reportedly told a USA official that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped intothe coma after taking a sleeping pill - they claimed to have released the student on "humanitarian grounds". North Korea said Warmbier slipped into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Last week, his treating physicians i...

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  • Will contest Prez poll based on ideology: Opposition
Will contest Prez poll based on ideology: Opposition

Earlier in the day, after reaching Patna from Delhi, Mr. Lalu told journalists that he did not know what had transpired between Mr. Nitish and the BJP that he had suddenly made a decision to support the latter's Presidential nominee. The decision, however, was welcomed by some of the political leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a...

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  • North Korea does it again, conducts another rocket engine test
North Korea does it again, conducts another rocket engine test

American officials have long warned the technology used for putting satellites into space is the same used for a nuclear missile capable of hitting the United States . The disclosure of the North's engine test came a day after the U.S. pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and mi...

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  • South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea
South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

South Korea on Friday conducted a missile test aimed at sending warning to North Korea's repeated provocations. News of the test came one day after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China, Pyongyang's sole ally, to put more pressure on the North to rein in its atomic weapons and ballistic missile programmes.

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  • North Korea Tests New Missile Engine, Possibly for ICBM
North Korea Tests New Missile Engine, Possibly for ICBM

The Friday test-launch of the Hyunmoo-2 missile marked the fourth successful one. South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2, which is created to hit targets as far as 800 kilometers (500 miles) away, after conducting two more test launches.

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  • China: United States pushes for action on North Korea
China: United States pushes for action on North Korea

Neither Mattis or Tillerson made mention - nor were asked - about Trump's tweet . In general, both secretaries praised their summit, formally known as the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue , for involving higher level officials in both civilian and military posts than in the past and for laying the groundwork for greater engagement, better com...

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  • Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side
Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

According to a report in The Hill , Democratic leadership has come under intense criticism by the rank-and-file for Ossoff's loss to Handel. Ossoff, who outraised his opponent by a margin of over 6 to 1 , was endorsed by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a Democrat well-known for his stance on gun control, then publicly sparred with Hande...

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  • US asks China to do more to control N Korea
US asks China to do more to control N Korea

US President Donald Trump has slammed the incarceration and eventual death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier as "a total disgrace". President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over the North's acceleration towards having a ...

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  • Philippines says school hostage drama over, 31 captives freed
Philippines says school hostage drama over, 31 captives freed

A police report said about 300 armed men, among them members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), stormed the school early on Wednesday. Pigcawayan is 190 km (120 miles) south of Marawi City, where BIFF militants, along with fighters from other groups allied to Islamic State, have been holed up and fighting the Philippines militar...

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  • At least 19 civilians killed in hotel attack in Somalia's capital
At least 19 civilians killed in hotel attack in Somalia's capital

Police, cited by AP, said that following the blast, the gunmen got into the Pizza House , taking dozens of visitors hostage. Security officials said a suicide attacker had rammed an explosive-laden auto into the hotel's entrance before gunmen stormed the restaurant.

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  • May asked to explain if Rupert Murdoch had role in cabinet reshuffle
May asked to explain if Rupert Murdoch had role in cabinet reshuffle

The Daily Express reports that Cabinet ministers are rallying around a "beleaguered" prime minister in a desperate attempt to halt bitter Tory in-fighting over her leadership. "I am delighted to be able to support Theresa May to ensure that we have a Government capable of delivering on the people's wishes". But they all fit a pattern of May and...

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  • North Korea denies torturing, cruelly treating detained US student Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing, cruelly treating detained US student Otto Warmbier

North Korea's decision to release USA student Otto Warmbier , who died on Monday after returning home in a coma , was partly attributable to ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman's trip to the authoritarian state, according to the former basketball player himself.

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  • 40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities
40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

While Civil Hospital spokesperson Waseem Baig said, 11 people were killed in the blast. Another 12 people were killed in a suicide vehicle bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta, in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction and the Islamic State group.

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  • Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?
Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?

The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. "Republicans blew through millions to keep a ruby red seat, and in their desperate rush to stop the hemorrhaging, they've returned to demonizing the party's strongest fundraiser a...

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  • Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India
Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

But sources tracking the discussions say the U.S. State Department has been concerned about the potential destabilizing impact of introducing high-tech drones into South Asia, where tensions are simmering between India and Pakistan, particularly over Kashmir, which is divided between them.

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  • London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack
London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack

He and his wife raised four daughters and two sons. Ali, who lived nearby in the borough of Haringey, died from multiple injuries, the Metropolitan Police said Thursday, citing a postmortem examination. He remains in custody at a south London police station. "We are very grateful to everyone who has provided information so far - their accounts ar...

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