• It's a lost cause, but Opposition bent on a challenger for Kovind
It's a lost cause, but Opposition bent on a challenger for Kovind

The BJP has lined up its Union ministers and senior leaders of its allies as proposers and seconders for filing the nomination papers of the presidential candidate. Replying to a media question over Tathagat's article, Patnaik said even though the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has extended support to NDA's Presidential candidate, the party's fight agai...

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  • Donald Trump returns to Twitter to lash out over Georgia special election
Donald Trump returns to Twitter to lash out over Georgia special election

The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is se. A poll released Monday showed Handel with 50.46 percent of the vote and Ossoff with 48.59 percent-well within the margin of error of 2.9 percentage points. State officials say they are confident the technology is secure. Handel's party has held the seat since 1979 and the Democrat...

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  • Palestinian terrorists deny ISIS behind Jerusalem policewoman's murder
Palestinian terrorists deny ISIS behind Jerusalem policewoman's murder

A road leading to Damascus Gate full of stalls opened especially for Ramzan was closed off by police, and a shopkeeper said this would normally be one of the busiest nights of the year. Associated Press writer Mohammed Daraghmeh in Ramallah, West Bank, contributed to this report. Palestinian militants launched an attackwith guns and knives near...

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  • UN envoy: Israel flouting UN Security Council settlement demand
UN envoy: Israel flouting UN Security Council settlement demand

Israel captured the territory with its key holy sites from Jordan in the 1967 war . He told the Security Council that since March 24 Israel has announced plans for almost 4,000 housing units and issued 2,000 tenders, which is an increase from the previous three-month period.

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  • Gonski 2.0: Independent schools condemn Government's plan to fund Catholic institutions
Gonski 2.0: Independent schools condemn Government's plan to fund Catholic institutions

The Turnbull Government has opened up a new front in its battle over education funding, with independent schools on the verge of withdrawing their support for critical legislation. He described his colleague Senator Back as "a good man" and said they would continue to discuss "some technical issues" on which they disagreed. Senator Birmingham sai...

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  • PM faced terror threat during Kerala visit: State DGP
PM faced terror threat during Kerala visit: State DGP

The DGP said there was a terror module in Kochi during the PM's visit. "We can not disclose much of its details", Senkumar told reporters in New Delhi. "Can you show me the visuals of his action", he asked reporters. Ernakulam rural Superintendent of Police A.V.George on Tuesday claimed that some extremist elements were behind the protesters.

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  • Tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast
Tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect from High Island, Texas to the Mouth of the Pearl River. Over the last several days, we've told you about a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring impacts to the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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  • Fashion designer Carla Fendi dies aged 80
Fashion designer Carla Fendi dies aged 80

Carla was one of five sisters - among Paola, Anna, Franca and Alda - who revamped the Italian brand, founded between 1918 and 1925 by their parents, Edoardo and Adele Fendi. A point of reference for many, considered for years the image of the Fendi company, Carla Fendi's death sparked strong reaction in the fashion world.

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  • Pakistan moves ahead on border fence over Afghan objections
Pakistan moves ahead on border fence over Afghan objections

Pakistan shares a long and porous border with Afghanistan, which runs through mountainous terrain and is largely unpatrolled. However, the Pakistani Army in a statement said, "In phase I, high infiltration-prone border areas in Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber Agencies are being fenced", and added that in the second phase, fencing of remaining border a...

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  • Britain, EU kick off Brexit negotiations
Britain, EU kick off Brexit negotiations

Unresolved is everything from the status of European Union citizens living in Britain, to intelligence sharing, to the future of tens of thousands of British jobs that could be wiped out if businesses move to Europe to avoid new trade barriers.

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  • Presidential elections: Shiv Sena supports BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind
Presidential elections: Shiv Sena supports BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind

The Chinese whispers about NDA's Presidential candidate were centred largely around LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj, and it's fair to say the media was entirely blind-sided by the eventual nominee. A security and threat analysis carried out by central security agencies favoured an armed security cover for the presidential candidate, who till now had ...

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  • President Trump's approval rating hits 50 percent, poll shows
President Trump's approval rating hits 50 percent, poll shows

Seventy-two percent of GOP respondents approved of the president's job performance-which sounds like a lot but actually represents an 11-percentage-point fall compared with April. His firing of FBI Director James Comey and comments suggesting the move was connected to the bureau's Russian Federation probe, as well as his near-constant focus on the ...

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  • Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'
Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

Warmbier ", he said . Three US citizens, who are ethnic Koreans, and six South Koreans remain in custody in North Korea. Hamilton County 's Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco's office released a statement saying Otto Warmbier's family objected to an autopsy so only an external exam of his body was done.

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  • Queen says UK has been 'resolute in face of adversity'
Queen says UK has been 'resolute in face of adversity'

The queen's actual birthday is on April 21, but she has an official birthday on the second Saturday in June, when the Trooping the Colour military parade - which this year will feature Prince William on horseback - takes place in central London .

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  • Woman gang-raped in vehicle in Gurgaon, thrown out in Greater Noida
Woman gang-raped in vehicle in Gurgaon, thrown out in Greater Noida

Sexual violence has been a focus of public attention in India since the gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in 2012. However, activists say despite the efforts, sex crimes in NCR and other parts of the country have not witnessed any significant dip.

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  • Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife, son and daughter charged under Benami Act
Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife, son and daughter charged under Benami Act

I have not received any I-T notice nor am I aware of any seizure by the I-T Department. With the Income Tax Department attaching the benami properties of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's relatives, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday alleged that former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi owns more than 18 flats and 18...

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  • Macron's New Party Set for Landslide in French Parliament Election
Macron's New Party Set for Landslide in French Parliament Election

His party's candidates include many newcomers to politics, including a retired bullfighter, a fighter pilot and a mathematical genius. To win a seat in the first round of voting, candidates had to win more than half of the votes, which must account for at least a quarter of the registered voters.

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  • Car bombing on government building in Somali capital kills at least 10
Car bombing on government building in Somali capital kills at least 10

Al Shabaab claimed responsibilty for the attack. More to follow soon. Muktar Ali Issak, chairman of a disabled persons organisation in the southern Bay region, said 32 children had recently been recruited around markets where they mostly beg.

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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

Camus also said that Macron has a firsthand experience from his time as a minister under former President Francois Hollande of how reforms can be "buried deep" in France unless implemented quickly. Philippe has been asked to unveil the new government by Wednesday 1600 GMT, the sources said. As a result, the situation we had in the 1990s, of a p...

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  • Mercury rises as Met office issues second highest heatwave alert
Mercury rises as Met office issues second highest heatwave alert

A yellow warning for heavy rain has been issued for a large chunk of the country, stretching southwards from Edinburgh to the Home Counties. A 10-day scorcher in 2003 resulted in 2,000 heat-related deaths and another hot spell in 2006 killed 680.

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  • Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar U.S. deal
Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar U.S. deal

Trump has recently denounced Qatar as a state sponsor of terrorism following multiple Middle Eastern nations severing diplomatic ties with the nation. The defense secretary the US-Qatar ties, adding that both countries had reinforced their military cooperation by having worked together for many years, and now fighting together to end terroris...

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  • Modi's ruling BJP backs low-caste leader for president of India
Modi's ruling BJP backs low-caste leader for president of India

The development comes a day after BJP party president Amit Shah met Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on Sunday. India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed that a politician from a low caste become the next president, its top strategist said on Monday (June 19), in a move to consolidate the party's support among poorer voters.

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  • Bengaluru Cop Stops President's Convoy
Bengaluru Cop Stops President's Convoy

The Bengaluru Police later announced a reward for traffic police sub-inspector M L Nijalingappa for making way for an ambulance during the convoy movement of President Pranab Mukherjee , who was in the city for the inauguration of Metro's Green Line.

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  • Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast
Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast

In addition to the Gulf storm, tropical development is possible near the equator over the central Atlantic early this week. It encountered an upper-level trough, and degraded. The European model (often referred to as the Euro) shows a developing tropical system in the southern Gulf, which turns sharply west toward Texas by Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Xi Jinping snubs Pak's Sharif after two Chinese nationals killed in Balochistan
Xi Jinping snubs Pak's Sharif after two Chinese nationals killed in Balochistan

Calling it one of the biggest violators of human rights and values, he said that the coordination between SCO countries is an important part of the fight against terrorism and extremism. Modi said today was a historic turn in the SCO's journey and India was ready for an active and positive participation in the grouping. Xi's snub comes after deep d...

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  • Vehicle plows into police van in Paris Champs-Elysees 'attack'
Vehicle plows into police van in Paris Champs-Elysees 'attack'

It was unclear how the man had died. Gerard Collomb , France's interior minister, told reporters near the scene the man meant to attack the security forces and that the auto was carrying explosives. The auto struck the front of the van as it overtook a convoy of police vehicles, a police spokeswoman said. France remains under a state of emer...

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  • DUP Talks Not Going As Expected Sky Sources
DUP Talks Not Going As Expected Sky Sources

Theresa May's Conservatives could be hit with a legal challenge over a proposed deal to govern with Northern Ireland's DUP , according to reports. We are talking about a confidence and supply agreement with them. He repeated that the DUP wanted a "sensible" Brexit. "There is also an obligation on the new Taoiseach and his government t...

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  • Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government
Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government

The event was hosted by the White House Office of American Innovation and the American Technology Council, which is led by Kushner. The CEOs and White House also planned to discuss Mr Trump's review announced in April of the United States visa programme for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country.

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  • Novice MPs in French parliament face annual appraisals
Novice MPs in French parliament face annual appraisals

The clear majority will hand the new president a relatively free rein to implement his plans to change French labour law, and overhaul unemployment benefits and pensions. The conservative Republicans won 112 seats, falling well short of their aim of sharing power with Macron's party. Trade unions have said Macron must listen to their demands an...

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  • Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump
Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

The ACLU said on Twitter Monday that it would use President Donald Trump's latest series of tweets about the travel ban in ongoing court battles against the ban. Along party lines, Democrats are more likely than Republicans to view the executive order as anti-Muslim. In later Twitter messages, George Conway emphasized he still "very, very...

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  • Paris police remove body after attempted attack
Paris police remove body after attempted attack

Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said bomb disposal experts were on the scene to "ensure the vehicle poses no further danger". "We were waiting to cross the street and suddenly heard an explosion and the auto was in flames", said Eugenio Morcilla, who captured video after the collision.

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  • Battle Against ISIS in Mosul: Iraqi Forces Storm Old City
Battle Against ISIS in Mosul: Iraqi Forces Storm Old City

The Old City is a densely-populated warren of narrow alleys where fighting is often done from house to house, according to Reuters . She described the civilians' plight as " desperate ", as there is nearly no food or water in the area. Any EU mission might dovetail with similar planning at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which this month joi...

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  • Brexit negotiations begin as David Davis heads to Brussels
Brexit negotiations begin as David Davis heads to Brussels

May has clung on to power since the election but has so far failed to strike an agreement with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party that would allow her to govern. The EU side has been suggesting it will be looking for a settlement of around £50 billion in respect of the UK's outstanding liabilities. While Barnier ins...

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  • Theresa May condemns 'sickening' terror attack on Muslims
Theresa May condemns 'sickening' terror attack on Muslims

The van swerved towards the people outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London just as they began to assist the man, who had collapsed. Ali Habib, a 23-year-old student, said residents are angry that the mosque attack hasn't been portrayed in the same light as the other attacks across the country.

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  • London mayor on attack against Muslims: 'Terrorism is terrorism'
London mayor on attack against Muslims: 'Terrorism is terrorism'

One person was killed and ten others injured when a delivery van crashed into people leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park , NU.nl reports . Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann said his "thoughts and prayers are with those targeted in this latest attack ".

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