• Myanmar journalists charged over visit with ethnic rebels
Myanmar journalists charged over visit with ethnic rebels

The legislation was widely used against journalists and activists by the former military junta, which stepped down in 2011, paving the way for the party of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to assume power previous year. The army nearly always rejects accusations of rights abuses although it has in recent years acknowledged occasional violati...

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  • Trump Conflates 'Phony Collusion' And Possible Obstruction Of Justice Investigation
Trump Conflates 'Phony Collusion' And Possible Obstruction Of Justice Investigation

The probe by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI chief, "marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin", The Washington Post had reported.

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  • South African court bars schools from promoting any one religion
South African court bars schools from promoting any one religion

One of the main issues that the High Court will have to consider in its judgment is whether the Constitution permits public schools to identify with or promote a single-faith ethos, even in circumstances where other faiths are reasonably accommodated by the school.

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  • Russian interference is 'all a big Dem HOAX!'
Russian interference is 'all a big Dem HOAX!'

Warner said it was "stunning" intelligence officials appear to have not relayed information related to the election systems attacks in those 21 states. "If any campaign, Trump or otherwise, used inappropriate data the questions are, How did they get it?" The DNC would not cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security following the claim ...

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  • How to protect your Windows computer against the recent malware attack
How to protect your Windows computer against the recent malware attack

In India, operations at the nation's largest container port JNPT, Mumbai were impacted last night, as a fallout of the global ransomware attack, which crippled some central banks and many large corporations in Europe . The security researchers said it's now not as big as WannaCry , but the volume is considerable. A report by Reuters descr...

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  • Syrian Kurdish forces seize new district from Islamic State in Raqqa
Syrian Kurdish forces seize new district from Islamic State in Raqqa

The strip of the Euphrates River Valley that runs through northeastern Syria has turned into one of the last Islamic State redoubts following the group's near-defeat in the Iraqi city of Mosul and the USA -led operation to encircle its stronghold in Raqqa .

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  • Obama 'Colluded or Obstructed' on Russian Interference
Obama 'Colluded or Obstructed' on Russian Interference

The president took to Twitter and said Obama thought Hillary Clinton would win the election, thus he "did NOTHING about Russian Federation after being notified by the Central Intelligence Agency of meddling ..." President Trump on Monday said President Obama took no action against Russia for its actions in the 2016 election bec...

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  • India must be 'taught the rules'
India must be 'taught the rules'

The development has cast a shadow of uncertainty on the annual yatra as Chinese officials maintained that it would take some time to fix the roads and the Indians would not be able to make the pilgrimage any time soon. "Matter is being discussed with Chinese side", External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay had said. His statement came...

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  • Iraqi military says it has retaken two Mosul neighborhoods from Islamic State
Iraqi military says it has retaken two Mosul neighborhoods from Islamic State

The army's 16th infantry division Tuesday seized the Mashahda quarter in the northwestern corner of the Old City, and federal police took Al-Bayd and Ras al-Jadda, in the southwestern quarter, military statements said. Both the Iraqi city of Samarra and the western province of Anbar had been liberated of IS militants past year but have seen occasio...

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  • Syria actively preparing for chemical attack, says Pentagon
Syria actively preparing for chemical attack, says Pentagon

Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. The statement , which came with little explanation, was a warning shot to both Assad and the Russian leaders who are backing his regime. Monday's White House statement drew condemnation from Moscow, a key Assad ally, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov telling journalists: "We co...

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  • Portsmouth tower blocks cladding removal 'may take months'
Portsmouth tower blocks cladding removal 'may take months'

Fiona Wilcox, the Westminster coroner, said in a statement on Monday. "We will all miss our kind, energetic, generous little boy". U.S. firm Arconic said it was stopping global sales of its Reynobond PE cladding, which was used in Grenfell Tower , for use in high-rise buildings following the fire.

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  • Ukraine's Internet association chief rules out Russia's role in Petya ransomware attack
Ukraine's Internet association chief rules out Russia's role in Petya ransomware attack

A hospital in the United States and pharmaceutical company Merck also fell victim, and Cadbury owner Mondelez International said it had experienced a "global IT outage" which it was working to resolve. "It has affected all branches of our business, at home and overseas". A massive cyber-attack on computers in Russian Federation and Ukraine in...

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  • PM Modi greets Indian community outside his hotel
PM Modi greets Indian community outside his hotel

Any differences over issues such as immigration and climate change were kept behind closed doors and they instead vowed to work more closely on issues such as combatting terrorism, the war in Afghanistan and defense cooperation. Most of the local commentators have emphasised on Modi "skipping Ramallah" and it being a standalone visit focussing only...

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  • USA special envoy met with remaining 3 Americans in North Korea
USA special envoy met with remaining 3 Americans in North Korea

Warmbier opens his eyes and blinks spontaneously but shows no signs of understanding language or responding to verbal commands , said Dr. Daniel Kanter, professor of neurology and director of the Neurocritical Care Program. In honour of his son, Fred Warmbier wore the same jacket Otto was wearing when he was paraded before media to tearfully con...

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  • White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades
White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades

The ban applies to citizens of six majority-Muslim countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - and blocks them from entering the United States for 90 days. Eid-ul-Fitr, which is being celebrated today (June 26) by Muslims around the country, is the festival of the "breaking of the fast". Many members of the Muslim community condemne...

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  • Want
Want "fair" trading ties with India: Trump tells Modi

There was no direct reference to the South China Sea or China but the joint statement called on "all nations to resolve territorial and maritime disputes peacefully and in accordance with worldwide law", which was a hint to China. During the delegation-level meeting, the two leaders touched upon various topics ranging from purchase of military ...

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  • Germany: Merkel's challenger calls for vote on gay marriage
Germany: Merkel's challenger calls for vote on gay marriage

What did Merkel say? Ms. Merkel, when asked Monday evening about gay adoption, cited what she said was a recent meeting with a lesbian who invited the chancellor to visit her and her partner's home in Ms. The move is a significant shift for Merkel. "I think this position was long overdue, and gays and lesbians should not have to wait for severa...

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  • UK prosecutors ponder charges in Hillsborough stadium deaths
UK prosecutors ponder charges in Hillsborough stadium deaths

This comes after an inquest jury past year ruled that 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed. Representatives of the families say they are preparing for a day of "mixed emotions" ahead of the announcement, which will be made it Warrington this morning.

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  • Global cyber attack hits IT systems in Ireland and the UK
Global cyber attack hits IT systems in Ireland and the UK

Conner said it is important every business have a plan in place in the event of a cyber-attack because the onset of these type of attacks are just beginning. "We stand ready to support any requests for assistance". France's biggest bank, BNP Paribas, said on Wednesday said that its real estate unit, which provides services to corporations around ...

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  • Pew survey: Israelis prefers Trump over Obama
Pew survey: Israelis prefers Trump over Obama

Last year, a median of 61 percent held a favorable opinion of the US across France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom, compared with 26 percent who held unfavorable views. Pew, however, will release another survey soon comparing the global images of China and the US. American president viewed particularly unfavorably among many trad...

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  • Isil leader 'killed in Russian airstrike'
Isil leader 'killed in Russian airstrike'

Other national security sources told said Friday that if the Russian military's claims about al-Baghdadi's death are true, it would represent the biggest blow yet to ISIS , which is struggling to keep its hold on territory in Syria and Iraq amid growing pressure from forces backed by a range of global and regional powers.

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  • Ruling AIADMK faction extends support to Kovind
Ruling AIADMK faction extends support to Kovind

I have a very old relation with him. It caught everybody by surprise and sent the Opposition scurrying to come up with a response and, more importantly, prevent division within its ranks. So there is no question of mutual consent. "We wish Ramnath ji all the best and expect that the nation prospers in his tenure", the Shiv Sena leader said.

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  • Prince Harry Supports London as It Recovers from London Bridge Attack
Prince Harry Supports London as It Recovers from London Bridge Attack

One of the Prince's first stops was the Bread Ahead bakery, where staff had tried to fight off the three attackers. Prince Harry bought a box of doughnuts from Matt Jones, of Bread Ahead, whose staff protected members of the public on the night of the attacks.

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  • Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir
Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

The state government of Antioquia posted on its Twitter account , saying seven people were discharged after being treated at the local hospital while 24 among them were still under careful watch. The rescue center was also calling on anyone with scuba gear to assist with the search. "What we do know is this boat set off with around 170 people on...

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  • India alert as Chinese Navy launches 10000-tonne Type 055 destroyer
India alert as Chinese Navy launches 10000-tonne Type 055 destroyer

The Type 052D ships are still under production and one such vessel, named Xining, was commissioned in January, Reuters noted. China launched what it calls the most advanced and largest warship in Asia on Wednesday, billing it as a major step forward in the modernisation of its navy, the official military newspaper said.

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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

Warmbier was freed after the U.S. State Department's special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, traveled to Pyongyang and demanded the student's release on humanitarian grounds, capping a flurry of diplomatic contacts, a U.S. The 22-year-old was accused of stealing a propaganda poster and North Korea says it punished him based on its domestic laws a...

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  • Clinton campaign chief has closed-door talk with House panel
Clinton campaign chief has closed-door talk with House panel

Stone said. "Roger looks forward to using his time in front of the committee to set the record straight and providing a timeline based only on fact that will clearly establish that those on the committee who have misrepresented the facts regarding his involvement, did so based on false information and incorrect assumptions".

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  • Assad may be preparing for chemical attack
Assad may be preparing for chemical attack

Mr. Peskov criticised the Trump administration for using the phrase "another chemical weapons attack", arguing that an independent investigation into the April attack was never conducted despite Russia's calls for one. Three days later, the USA launched a military strike in response to the chemical weapons attack. "If in this case another...

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  • Transformers: The Last Knight opens to U.S. box office low
Transformers: The Last Knight opens to U.S. box office low

The movie's global roll-out is staggered, but has yielded $41.4 million from 26 markets so far. The Disney-Pixar animated movie, " Cars 3 " pulled in $25.1 million at the US box office this weekend and tied for second place with " Wonder Woman " which was still going strong.

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  • North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South
North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

In May, North Korea accused US and South Korean spy agencies of plotting to kill Kim Jong-un with some "biochemical substances", the country's Ministry of State Security said, as quoted by AFP. The administration's assumption is that Chinese sanctions would push North Korea to the brink of an economic disaster and thus prompt the leaders in Pyon...

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  • Rally to urge Heller to oppose current GOP health care bill
Rally to urge Heller to oppose current GOP health care bill

Cornyn left without speaking to reporters, but hinted in a tweeted response to a reporter's question that the time frame for the bill's passage remains narrow. Solomon said the Senate bill would inadequately compensate states for inflation. GOP defections have built after Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said Monday that their measure wo...

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  • Euro rallies, weak dollar lifts oil
Euro rallies, weak dollar lifts oil

Shares fell in Taiwan and most of Southeast Asia. LONDON, June 28 Deutsche Bank has abandoned calls for the dollar to rise towards parity with the euro, turning its forecast for the single currency on its head to $1.16 or higher by the end of this year from a previous $1.03.

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  • Call for more resources to carry out building inspections after London fire
Call for more resources to carry out building inspections after London fire

Police stands in front of an apartment block in Wuppertal , Tuesday, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Residents of the Hurstway, Testerton, Barandon and Grenfell Walks communities in London's Lancaster West housing estate, which is in North Kensington, where the Grenfell Tower was located, said the investigation into the deadly fire and into fire sa...

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  • GOP lawmakers take seats after special election wins
GOP lawmakers take seats after special election wins

Well, well, well. The Donald should have smooth sailing with everything that he wants to accomplish with his administration, now that Nancy Pelosi has proclaimed from the floor of the House, that she prayed for the success of the Trump presidency.

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  • Britain's May Forms Minority Government With Backing Of Northern Irish Party
Britain's May Forms Minority Government With Backing Of Northern Irish Party

British Prime Minister Theresa May has struck a deal to prop up her minority government by agreeing to STG1 billion ($A1.7 billion) in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant party.

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