• Yoga travels the world
Yoga travels the world

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined 50,000 people in an outdoor yoga session in Lucknow. Modi held his masterclass in Lucknow, the capital of northern Uttar Pradesh state, where the BJP stormed to power in March. At Connaught Place in the Indian capital, several dignitaries, including Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Nai...

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  • Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on United States health-care bill
Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on United States health-care bill

The other four Republicans who said they would not back the current bill - Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin - did so because it did not go far enough to repeal Obamacare. "It's so easy, but we won't get one Democrat vote. if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn...

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  • UAE insists Qatar must shutdwon Al Jazeera
UAE insists Qatar must shutdwon Al Jazeera

Kuwait , who is mediating the dispute, handed over a list to Qatar, an unnamed official said . On June 5, Saudi Arabia and the UAE led a severing of all links with Qatar for allegedly supporting groups, including some backed by Iran, "that aim to destabilise the region".

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  • At least 100 dead after oil tanker overturns on Pakistan highway
At least 100 dead after oil tanker overturns on Pakistan highway

The tanker was driving from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control and crashed on the national highway outside Bahawalpur. "We tried to get them to move back before the fire started but no one was listening", Ahmed said. "Someone should tell me about my beloved sons, where are they...

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  • Security force officer injured in Darjeeling clash
Security force officer injured in Darjeeling clash

There were bloodstains on the road on Lebong Cart Road opposite St Joseph's College. Some police personnel and GJM activists were injured in the clash, the police said. "This is a deep-rooted conspiracy ". "So many bombs and arms can not be gathered in a day", Ms Banerjee said. She also voiced her suspicion that a foreign country could also ...

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  • Second North Korean soldier defects to South Korea in a month
Second North Korean soldier defects to South Korea in a month

The news of another rocket engine test by Pyongyang comes as an U.S. official said on Wednesday there were signs of increased activity at North Korea's lone nuclear test site. "North Korea would be able to test a nuclear weapon nearly whenever they make a political decision to do so", Korea expert Mark Fitzpatrick of the International Institu...

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  • North Korea Says Otto Warmbier Isn't the Biggest Victim in His Case
North Korea Says Otto Warmbier Isn't the Biggest Victim in His Case

Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m. "The very bad torturous mistreatment our son experienced at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today", reads a statement issued by Warmbier's family after his death.

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  • Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade
Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade

The police officers also barred people from entering Istiklal Avenue and turned back all those thought to be linked to the banned event. "/ I am here my love!" as police used tear gas and rubber pellets to break up the crowd. " We are not scared, we are here, we will not change ", they said in a statement on Sunday. It also said a valid parade ap...

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  • Police Announce Cause Of Grenfell Tower Fire, And It Wasn't Arson
Police Announce Cause Of Grenfell Tower Fire, And It Wasn't Arson

McCormack said police had also established that the fire started with a faulty fridge , identifying the Hotpoint model. Authorities in the London borough of Camden evacuated residents from five tower blocks with cladding similar to that on the Grenfell Tower after authorities said they could not guarantee the safety of the buildings.

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  • Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say
Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say

Whirlpool , which owns Hotpoint , said: "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families". "We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance so that we can assist with the ongoing investigations". 'Our thoughts and prayers are wi...

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  • S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics
S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

The state media under the North Korea's government control did not broadcast any report on the rocket test, according to Al Jazeera . Defense Secretary James Mattis has stated plainly that North Korea is a clear and present danger to the world.

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  • Six police officers injured in London protest
Six police officers injured in London protest

Protestors allege the man, known by friends as Edson, was?brutally beaten?. Some protesters carried "Black Lives Matter" signs. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into the treatment of the 25-year-old, who died six days after he was stopped.

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  • Albanian vote in election seen as key to moving toward EU
Albanian vote in election seen as key to moving toward EU

He believes a possible outcome is a "grand coalition" between the two main forces in the 140-seat parliament - pointing out that the overriding aim of both sides is to open European Union accession talks. was 12.6 percent, nearly the same as in the previous election. Turn out appears to have been low - down ten percent fours years ago - that has be...

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  • Nitish made 'mistake' by supporting Kovind for President: Lalu
Nitish made 'mistake' by supporting Kovind for President: Lalu

All 17 political parties unanimously proposed name of Meira for forthcoming Presidential elections. Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy said that his election would only aggravate the communal atmosphere in the country and those nurturing hatred on minor issues would get emboldened in carrying out attacks on minorities.

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  • Korean president calls for N. Korean Olympic participation
Korean president calls for N. Korean Olympic participation

Also on hand was North Korea's top sports official Jang Woong, the country's sole International Olympic Committee member, together with a North Korean delegation of athletes. 24) to the end of the month. Participation in Pyeongchang could "provide a turning point for the reconciliation between the South and North", Moon said.

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  • Trump calls PM Modi a 'true friend' ahead of maiden meet
Trump calls PM Modi a 'true friend' ahead of maiden meet

Expanding ties depends on dispelling some of the concerns that have emerged about a drift in relations. "Modi will try to give Trump some tweetable wins", said Ms Madan, which in the defence arena could see the announcement of a US$2 billion deal by U.S.

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  • Twins Add Three In Draft
Twins Add Three In Draft

Hunter Greene, a California high school right-hander and shortstop, went second to the Cincinnati Reds . Greene would nearly certainly be a first-round pick as a hard-hitting shortstop, but it's his potential on the mound that makes him the consensus best talent available.

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  • Iran to respond more decisively to terrorist attacks on its soil: Rouhani
Iran to respond more decisively to terrorist attacks on its soil: Rouhani

The official says the drone was considered a threat, and was shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh , who heads the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace wing, earlier told state television: "The missiles were fired from Iran and they passed over Iraq and lan...

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  • As President Donald Trump Hosts PM Modi Today, Officials Hope for 'Chemistry'
As President Donald Trump Hosts PM Modi Today, Officials Hope for 'Chemistry'

But New Delhi has lockeditself into a hostile relationship with China and Pakistan , losing significant room for manoeuvre. "The present-day students of journalism and the champions of democracy have been endeavouring towards raising awareness about that dark period, by constant reminders, and should continue to do so", Modi said .

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  • Philippines' Duterte not aware of USA support against Islamists in Marawi
Philippines' Duterte not aware of USA support against Islamists in Marawi

The military are using fighter jets and helicopters to blast militants out of the city, on the island of Mindanao , which has been a warzone for three weeks . It has nothing to do with religion. "I can't give absolute answers at this stage", he said. The Presidential office has since pledged 10 billion pesos ($20 million) to help rebuild the ci...

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  • British offer on European Union citizens' rights 'below expectations'
British offer on European Union citizens' rights 'below expectations'

And in her post-summit press conference, the PM again expressed her opposition to the idea of the European Court of Justice enforcing EU citizens' rights. Theresa May's " fair and serious " offer to guarantee the rights of 3m European Union citizens living in Britain has been given a cool reception in Brussels , as Brexit was pushed into th...

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  • Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet
Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Modi is up against a man who thinks of America in the traditional sense-a superpower that dominated half the world with nearly no competition-and is not a proponent of globalisation. Prime Minister Modi had vowed to work closely with the Trump administration, but obstacles soon emerged on issues such as trade and visas for Indians wanting to work i...

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  • Jason Greenblatt visits home of slain Israeli policewoman, Western Wall
Jason Greenblatt visits home of slain Israeli policewoman, Western Wall

While Israel has continued to expand settlements, this is the first time it has built a new one since the 1990s. The Palestinians claim the West Bank, territory captured by Israel in 1967, as part of a future state, a demand that has wide support.

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  • GOP Senators Oppose Health Bill - Enough To Sink It
GOP Senators Oppose Health Bill - Enough To Sink It

It is simply not the answer. If Paul Ryan is smart, he will simply bring up the Senate bill for a vote and be done with it. Heller's position potentially adds to the difficulties the GOP faces in changing the plan to secure votes from at least 50 of its 52 members.

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  • President Trump expected to announce new policy on Cuba
President Trump expected to announce new policy on Cuba

Independent Cuban enterprises not affiliated with the military, which are smaller and far fewer in number, will still be permitted to do business with US citizens and companies under Trump's policy, Politico's report said. Those on both sides of the issue say the Starwood decision was particularly vexing for the administration. Despite a ne...

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  • GOP Senators Call for More Time to Debate, Change Health Care Bill
GOP Senators Call for More Time to Debate, Change Health Care Bill

The CBO said it would issue its assessment of the Senate bill early this week. "We can go back to the drawing board and work together and fix the problems in the Affordable Care Act", she said. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill . Predictably...

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  • Brussels Attack: Police Identify Attacker as Moroccan, Not Known for Terror
Brussels Attack: Police Identify Attacker as Moroccan, Not Known for Terror

Van der Sypt said the man's home in the Molenbeek district of Brussels had been searched after the attack. A suspect, who died after being shot at the scene by soldiers, has been identified as a 37 year old man from the Brussels' neighborhood of Molenbeek, according to several Belgian media outlets.

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  • Modi recalls Emergency, lauds cleanliness initiatives in Mann Ki Baat
Modi recalls Emergency, lauds cleanliness initiatives in Mann Ki Baat

But in this country, we find a situation that if somebody praises a stroke of a opponent teams batsman, he is immediately labelled as anti-national, he said. "I'm happy to see that cleanliness is no longer confined to being a government programme". In this context, he mentioned a recent case in Vijaynagram district of Andhra Pradesh, where the pe...

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  • Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir, killing 7
Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir, killing 7

As per reports rescue operations have been initiated to save other tourists and people trapped in other cars of the gondola cable vehicle project. The tragedy occurred in the disputed Kashmir region's Gulmarg area, a popular ski resort that attracts many tourists in the summer season as well.

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  • Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center said it found no signs of botulism, but that he may have suffered severe neurological damage, possibly as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest, according to The Washington Post. "We are not able to comment on the specifics of her employment", university spokesman Andrea Boyle said. The 22-year-old was acc...

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  • Canadian Suspect in US Airport Stabbing Tried to Buy Gun Before Attack
Canadian Suspect in US Airport Stabbing Tried to Buy Gun Before Attack

CNN reported that a source indicated that the suspect was not successful in buying a firearm because he is not from the United States. "I won't speak to where he tried to buy a gun ", Gelios says. At a federal court hearing in Flint on Wednesday night, the government described Ftouhi as a Canadian and Tunisian citizen who has lived in Canada fo...

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  • Police question
Police question "troubled" Finsbury Park attacker

London police chief Cressida Dick said the incident was "quite clearly an attack on Muslims" and promised a stepped-up police presence near mosques as the Islamic month of Ramadan draws to a close. In a statement on behalf of the family, Ellis, 26, said: "We are massively shocked; it's unbelievable, it still hasn't really sunk in". "The attac...

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  • US Signs $12 Billion Deal to Sell F-15s to Qatar
US Signs $12 Billion Deal to Sell F-15s to Qatar

Khalid al-Attiyah to discuss concluding steps in finalizing the Foreign Military Sales purchase of US-manufactured F-15 fighter aircraft by the State of Qatar ". In another development, two US Navy vessels arrived in Doha on Wednesday for a joint exercise with Qatar's fleet. Earlier this month, the neighbouring countries of Qatar have abrup...

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  • Putin critic Alexei Navalny among 200 held over anti-Kremlin protests
Putin critic Alexei Navalny among 200 held over anti-Kremlin protests

The Kremlin has dismissed Navalny's graft allegations, accusing him of irresponsibly trying to whip up unrest. Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days , and over 1,500 of his supporters were arrested after demonstrations across the nation on Monday against government corruption.

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  • Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care
Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care

One of the Republican senators who's opposing his party's health care bill as written says the Senate shouldn't vote on the plan this week. Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the consulting firm Avalare Health, said the Senate subsidies would be smaller than Obama's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan and because addi...

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