• NDA gets boost as Sena backs Kovind
NDA gets boost as Sena backs Kovind

Now, less than a month after that embarrassing incident, Kovind has been announced as the BJP-led NDA's nominee to the post of President. Palaniswami said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sought support for Kovind over telephone and the decision was taken after consulting party legislators and ministers.

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  • Otto Warmbier returned from North Korea in coma has 'severe neurological injury'
Otto Warmbier returned from North Korea in coma has 'severe neurological injury'

According to doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Warmbier is a vegetable. The team treating him were to deliver a full medical update later in the day. " North Korea would have calculated before his release and hoped for a positive effect", on bilateral ties, he said, adding that this could backfire if Warmbier's healt...

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  • Georgia prison escapees may have been spotted in Mississippi
Georgia prison escapees may have been spotted in Mississippi

The names of the prison guards and inmates haven't been released. A sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus , killed two guards and got away. Two Georgia inmates serving long prison sentences and "dangerous beyond description" overpowered and killed...

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  • Sean Spicer angrily confronted by CNN reporter during tense off-camera press briefing
Sean Spicer angrily confronted by CNN reporter during tense off-camera press briefing

In the past several weeks, the White House has severely reduced the number of weekly on-camera briefings, a formerly daily practice, holding audio-only briefings instead. It's a legitimate question. "Some days we'll have them, some days we won't", Spicer said of on-air briefings, adding it was not inconsistent with what the administration had s...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new information on gun used in Virginia shooting
Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new information on gun used in Virginia shooting

The wife of James Hodgkinson , the man accused of opening fire on a Congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, spoke to reporters for the first time since the shooting on Thursday. His social media showed an intense opposition to the GOP and Donald Trump , and he had reportedly volunteered for the Bernie Sanders campaign in Iowa.

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  • Modi US Visit: Modi Invites Top US Companies To Invest In India
Modi US Visit: Modi Invites Top US Companies To Invest In India

On the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Modi said its implementation is a complex task that may well turn out to be "a subject of studies in United States business schools". Initiatives such as Digital India , Make in India , Skill Development, Demonetisation and the thrust towards renewable energy came in for much appreciation from a number of CEOs...

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  • The Supreme Court has just partially reinstated Trump's travel ban
The Supreme Court has just partially reinstated Trump's travel ban

Examples of formal relationships include students accepted to United States universities and an employee who has accepted a job with a company in the U.S., the court said. This is Trump's second attempt to install a travel ban . The ban would apply to citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Two federal appeals courts had ...

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  • Liberals expect defeat Thursday, but want to pass new campaign finance law
Liberals expect defeat Thursday, but want to pass new campaign finance law

Speaking to reporters at the B.C. legislature Wednesday, Weaver said if Clark has directed the other 42 B.C. Liberal MLAs to refuse to serve as speaker for an NDP government, it's an offence against parliamentary tradition. "There seems to be a convergence of opinion in favor of doing this", he said. "This government has been told repeatedly by the...

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  • After daughter's death, dad bikes cross-country to hear her heartbeat
After daughter's death, dad bikes cross-country to hear her heartbeat

Following his daughter's death, Mr Conner chose to hop on his bike and cycle more than 4,000 kilometres, raising awareness about organ donations and was also able to visit the Broward Health Medical Centre in Florida - the place holding Abbey's body.

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  • Five hurt as vehicle strikes pedestrians outside Newcastle sports centre
Five hurt as vehicle strikes pedestrians outside Newcastle sports centre

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested as police inquiries continue. A witness said one of the injured is "about ten-years-old". "Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman who is now in police custody". Asif Anwar witnessed the incident and told the website that it unfolded as hundreds of people had gathered in the area for Eid prayers to mark ...

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  • Spain offers help to Portugal for forest fires
Spain offers help to Portugal for forest fires

M - Wildfires in Portugal have killed 61 and injured 54 more, authorities there said . Portugal declared three days of mourning for the 62 victims of one of the country's deadliest forest fires while Prime Minister Antonio Costa called it " the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires".

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  • Wallabies v Italy at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Wallabies v Italy at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

The win will do little to ease the pressure on the hosts, who were criticised ruthlessly both by media and supporters following the 24-19 loss to Scotland. Before June, Folau was in the middle of a try-scoring drought at worldwide level but has returned to form in the most emphatic fashion with a pair of tries against Fiji, Scotland and Italy.

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  • Arab states present 13 point demands to settle Qatar crisis
Arab states present 13 point demands to settle Qatar crisis

Peter notes that these relationships with Iran and Turkey, which have gained strength as Qatar has sought help, might be a sign that the diplomatic pressure could backfire. " If there is such a demand, it will mean interference in bilateral ties ", Isik said, suggesting instead that Turkey might continue to bolster its presence in Qatar .

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  • Holland & Barrett sold for a healthy £1.77bn
Holland & Barrett sold for a healthy £1.77bn

Holland & Barrett was founded in 1870 and employs more than 4,200 staff. Holland & Barrett was founded in 1870, but traces its roots in health and wellness back to 1920 when Samuel Ryder - who went on to sponsor the worldwide golf tournament that bears his name - set up a company specialising in herbs.

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  • Qatar isolation could 'last for years', says UAE foreign minister
Qatar isolation could 'last for years', says UAE foreign minister

They are taking place as a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf enters its third week. "It is because of this independent policy, the Arab states want to, in some way, teach a lesson to Qatar", he said . Riyadh has denied involvement in the attacks.Iran and Saudi Arabia accuse each other of subverting regional security and support opposite sides in...

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  • Tech giants bolster collaborative fight against terrorism
Tech giants bolster collaborative fight against terrorism

West Coast, YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in the same area, and Microsoft is the world's largest personal computer (PC) software publisher headquartered in Redmond, Washington state. A statement on Twitter describes the counter-terrorism forum as an outgrowth of the EU Internet Forum and the Shared Industry Hash Database ,...

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  • Nestle stock surges amid reports US hedge fund takes stake
Nestle stock surges amid reports US hedge fund takes stake

Activist investors often retain operational experts to advise on investment campaigns, with an eye to nominating them for a board seat in the future - a role Third Point may have in mind for Bennink. Third Point unveiled its position in Nestle in a letter to investors of its hedge fund, in which it said the maker of Perrier water and Nescafe should...

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  • House Majority Whip shot at during congressional baseball practice
House Majority Whip shot at during congressional baseball practice

One person who won't be among them: President Trump. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred offered his thoughts and prayers after the shooting and endorsed the decision to play ball. The Democrats won the game, 11-2. Scalise was reported to have been tended to by Rep. Brad Wenstrup of OH, a US Army Reserve doctor who served in Iraq, ...

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  • GOP: Special Election Victories Boost Trump's Legislative Agenda
GOP: Special Election Victories Boost Trump's Legislative Agenda

Maslin noted that Democrats won most special elections in 2009, only to see Republicans take the House with a 63-seat gain in 2010. The current debate is concerned with whether Pelosi is being made into a scapegoat , or if she's the person most responsible for the Democrats' political setbacks.

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  • China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole
China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

She has been in detention for seven years, although she has never been formally charged with a crime. "The authorities must also stop their shameful and illegal house arrest of Liu Xiaobo's wife, Liu Xia , and ensure that she is able to receive visitors, travel freely and visit Liu Xiaobo", he added.

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  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated across Punjab and Haryana
Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated across Punjab and Haryana

Noted personalities, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, also celebrated Eid in the day. The event had been held every year since 1999 after it was introduced under President Bill Clinton in 1996. They also distributed to commemorate the occasion. In UK, Europe, America and in Muslim countries Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated on ...

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  • Man arrested over fatal Tweed Heads shooting
Man arrested over fatal Tweed Heads shooting

Hall, who lived on the Gold Coast, was a known debt enforcer and Mongols bikie gang associate. Queensland government frontbencher Grace Grace said she didn't believe bikie gang activity was increasing on the Gold Coast. "What we have got is a very clear, very strong plan giving the police all the powers they need to deal with outlaw motorcycle ga...

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  • Queen's speech does not mention Trump's United Kingdom visit
Queen's speech does not mention Trump's United Kingdom visit

State visits to Britain are normally mentioned in the monarch's speech before the opening of parliament, but there was no official recognition of the US President's trip. Nearly two million people signed a petition urging Theresa May to rescind the invitation due to several decisions and statements made by Trump since he took over the Oval Offi...

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  • Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion
Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

The court will hear the case in the fall. 'I told (the couple) when they came in I'd make them cookies and brownies and birthday cakes and shower cakes. The couple had married in MA but wanted a reception in Colorado, which did not allow gay marriage at the time. Phillips informed the couple that he could not create a cake honoring same-sex mar...

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  • Trump Acknowledges Russian Election 'Meddling' in Tweet Criticizing Obama
Trump Acknowledges Russian Election 'Meddling' in Tweet Criticizing Obama

Did nothing about it. WHY?" The Washington Post reported Obama received a top secret Central Intelligence Agency cable that detailed instructions given from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Russian operatives to defeat or damage Hillary Clinton and help elect Trump.

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  • California concealed-weapon law allowed to stand by Supreme Court
California concealed-weapon law allowed to stand by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case challenging California's tight restrictions on granting concealed carry licenses, meaning that municipalities and states will continue to enjoy broad discretion in determining who can carry guns in public, and where they can carry them.

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  • Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation
Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

The crowdfunding campaign was launched after joggers discovered the phallic rock formation in Egersund, southern Norway , had been damaged on Saturday. The rock, you'll notice, resembled a penis. Activist Kjetil Bentsen, who launched the successful crowdfunding campaign that will (hopefully) result in the resurrection of Trollpikken rock f...

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  • Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court
Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

The DoJ filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking that it hear its arguments in appeal of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals declaration that the ability of USA law enforcement agencies to execute search warrants stops at the shores of United States soil.

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  • Sushma targets Meira using old video
Sushma targets Meira using old video

Sushma was apparently questioning the neutrality of Kumar, pitted against BJP-led National Democratic Alliance candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the presidential contest. The trigger could be from the remarks made by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Kovind's candidature saying, "The Office of the President is a key post".

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  • US student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury'
US student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury'

Three other United States nationals are still being held by the Kim Jong-un administration. Yesterday we learned that University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier , who was arrested and put on trial in North Korea a year ago, has been in a coma ever since then.

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  • US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria
US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

The U.S. -led coalition said in a statement that an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12:30 am northeast of the Al-Tanaf garrison, which is close to the Jordanian border. The U.S. military meanwhile confirmed Tuesday that top IS cleric Turki al-Binali was killed in a coalition airstrike on May 31, in Mayadeen, Syria.

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  • Tourist boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city
Tourist boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city

Videos posted on social media showed motorboats coming to the aid of passengers on the upper decks as the boat rocked from side to side. Survivors told local media the boat appeared to be overloaded and before it went down they heard a loud crunching sound and numerous passengers were not provided with life vests.

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  • Street clashes mar Eid festivities in Kashmir Valley
Street clashes mar Eid festivities in Kashmir Valley

Rajesh Yadav , an Indian paramilitary force spokesman, said the insurgents attacked a paramilitary patrol vehicle with gunfire on a key highway connecting the Kashmir Valley to the rest of India on Saturday. In his recorded Eid message, Geelani urged the Kashmiri people to celebrate Eid with simplicity and reiterated that the struggle in Kashmir wa...

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  • Ivanka Trump: 'I try to stay out of politics'
Ivanka Trump: 'I try to stay out of politics'

Sometimes we disagree", Ivanka said . Since becoming an official adviser to her father, Trump has taken on an political role. "I never actually spoke with them", Trump told Fox News . In her latest interview with Fox & Friends, when asked about her father's reflexive use of Twitter , Ivanka balked. More recently, Donald Trump opted...

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  • Hope Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out, Would Be 'Very Bad' for GOP
Hope Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out, Would Be 'Very Bad' for GOP

Pelosi, a California Democrat, has been an opponent for Republicans since she was elected as the first female House speaker in 2007. After a Republican super PAC tied Ossoff to Pelosi, he lost the race to Republican Karen Handel. Pelosi has previously said she would have retired from Congress if Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump supporte...

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