• After weeks of peace, violence in Darjeeling again
After weeks of peace, violence in Darjeeling again

A dozen of the Yuva Morcha members have been on a hunger strike at four places in the hills - Darjeeling , Mirik, Kurseong and Kalimpong. The situation in the picturesque north Bengal town, which had witnessed violence at the onset of the agitation, remained peaceful on Saturday, according to police sources.

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  • Mike Pence sketches possible Patriot deployment in Estonia, vows U.S. support
Mike Pence sketches possible Patriot deployment in Estonia, vows U.S. support

Trump received criticism on his first European trip for passing up the chance to affirm the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mutual defense commitment clause known as Article 5, which frames an attack on one as an attack on all. As Pence arrived, Georgia and the United States launched their biggest ever joint military exercises in the latest show...

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  • Sessions 'hurt' by Trump's attacks but still loyal
Sessions 'hurt' by Trump's attacks but still loyal

This week, the U.S. president tweeted that Sessions was " VERY weak" for not investigating his defeated rival Hillary Clinton for alleged "crimes". Trump himself prepared to deliver a speech on Long Island regarding MS-13 gang violence on Friday. "I want the attorney general to be much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies, whic...

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  • 3 injured after vehicle strikes pedestrians in West Los Angeles
3 injured after vehicle strikes pedestrians in West Los Angeles

Eight people were transported for medical treatment, and one 44-year-old man was transported in critical condition, the fire department said. Authorities said a Los Angeles firefighter was in the crowd at the time of the crash but did not sustain any injuries requiring medical attention.

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  • Senate Pages Deliver Defeated Health Care Bill to Archives
Senate Pages Deliver Defeated Health Care Bill to Archives

The Senate sent the president a bill proposing harsher sanctions against Russian Federation. Maine's independent Sen. Angus King, who also voted against the Republican bill, heaped praise on Collins, saying she was courageous in bucking her party.

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  • Neymar storms out of training after bust-up
Neymar storms out of training after bust-up

Barcelona's training appears to come to a halt for the duration of the video, with the scuffle drawing the attention of most of the players on the pitch. Barcelona forward Neymar will travel to China after the trip was initially cancelled due to "transfer issues" as he continues to be linked with Paris Saint-Germain.

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  • Scaramucci apologises for describing Trump as hack politician
Scaramucci apologises for describing Trump as hack politician

He reminded Trump supporters that it was possible to go beyond the mainstream media as they did during the campaign. "Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media - but his future is bright!" But for Spicer, who announced his resignation Friday after just six tumultuous months on the job, it was the crossfire ...

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  • Russian Federation retaliates to American sanctions
Russian Federation retaliates to American sanctions

Ryabkov specifically denied that Russian Federation provided damaging information about Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign: "All the information which we provide to anyone can be easily found in open sources". "We will work closely with our friends and Allies to ensure our messages to Russia, Iran, and North Korea are clearly understood", he s...

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  • Dog finds help for 2 Utah girls struck by lightning
Dog finds help for 2 Utah girls struck by lightning

The two girls , 8 and 16, were walking with their dog when lightning struck them abut 10:45 a.m., according to a news release from the Beaver County Sheriff's Office. Bret Hutchings flew the two girls to the Beaver Valley Hospital, from where they were then airlifted to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, 200 miles away from their cam...

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  • Russia's retaliation to USA actions 'long, long overdue,' Kremlin says
Russia's retaliation to USA actions 'long, long overdue,' Kremlin says

The US sanctions bill also included measures against Iran and North Korea and was passed over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and its alleged interference in the 2016 US election. But my whole point is, don't do this, it is to the detriment of the interests of the U.S". It was not immediately clear how many USA diplomats now serve in Rus...

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  • Gainesville police reject President's Trumps remarks about treatment of suspects
Gainesville police reject President's Trumps remarks about treatment of suspects

The approval of a little extra violence drew applause from the officers gathered at the speech, but the Suffolk County Police Department as an organization (which recently had a police chief imprisoned for beating a suspect ) disavowed the remarks.

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  • British government divided on free movement after Brexit
British government divided on free movement after Brexit

The British cabinet has not made a decision on whether people will continue to move freely between the European Union and the United Kingdom for a transitional period after Brexit , International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said after March 2019, European Union workers moving to Britain will have to register, at least ...

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  • Vladimir Putin threatens retaliation after Donald Trump calls 'tougher' sanctions for Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin threatens retaliation after Donald Trump calls 'tougher' sanctions for Russian Federation

Embassy's recreation retreat. They've argued it would infringe on the president's executive authority and tie his hands as he explores avenues of communication and cooperation between the two former Cold War foes. "I believe that Putin still believes there might be something he can do with Trump". House and Senate committees and the Federal Bureau ...

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  • Scaramucci's Wife Filed for Divorce, Hates Trump
Scaramucci's Wife Filed for Divorce, Hates Trump

The lawyer declined to disclose the reason. The friend added, "Anthony is focusing on his children, his work for the president and the American people". Scaramucci , 53, also accused Priebus of committing a felony by leaking his financial information, which was a public record. While some sources suggest the couple want an amicable divorce, other...

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  • Tillerson calls on Russian Federation to improve USA relations
Tillerson calls on Russian Federation to improve USA relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia is expelling 755 US diplomatic personnel in retaliation against new USA sanctions proposed against Moscow , according to wire reports . "Well, we have good plans for cooperation in outer space. We will retaliate. But my whole point is, don't do this, it is to the detriment of the interest...

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  • Russian Federation to seize United States properties in retaliation over sanctions
Russian Federation to seize United States properties in retaliation over sanctions

Numerous 1,200 employees are local hires and support staff, some hired to help with a significant expansion of the US embassy compound in Moscow. The order - which affects the US Embassy in Moscow and consulates in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok - would reduce the number of US diplomatic and technical staff to 455, the same number R...

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  • U.S. to cut 755 United States diplomatic staff in Russian Federation, says Putin
U.S. to cut 755 United States diplomatic staff in Russian Federation, says Putin

Russia's ambitions to be on equal footing with the USA suffered a setback in 2014 when the Obama administration authorized sanctions against sectors of the Russian economy, including financial services, energy, mining and defense. "It took us a while to figure this out and come together to get the policy right. and we all agreed we believe these to...

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  • Russian Federation to seize U.S. properties in retaliation over sanctions
Russian Federation to seize U.S. properties in retaliation over sanctions

Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov had said after subsequent talks in Washington that the matter was "almost" resolved. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin didn't wait for Trump's reaction to the sanctions bill because "the form in which it emerged from the Senate had greater significance".

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  • Attractive weather heading into early next week
Attractive weather heading into early next week

Temperatures top off in the middle and upper 80s. Scattered showers and storms are possible on and off throughout the day on Friday as that cold front swings through the commonwealth. With this nice low humidity, temperatures take a free fall at night with low temperatures in the 30s and 40s in the colder spots. Columbia's temperature has not d...

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  • Russian Federation hits back at US
Russian Federation hits back at US

Trump's willingness to support the measure is a remarkable acknowledgement that he has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. President Trump should sign this bill as soon as it hits his desk. Russia has demanded the United States reduce its diplomatic personnel in Russia almost three-fold, Russian ...

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  • Kelly Is Trump's 'Star' Secretary, Now WH Chief of Staff
Kelly Is Trump's 'Star' Secretary, Now WH Chief of Staff

At the time Trump picked him for Homeland Security, he was the third general tapped for a high-level job in the new administration. Priebus' ally from the RNC, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, resigned after Scaramucci was hired. Deidre Ball, who worked as a vice president in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, the firm he founded in 2005 a...

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  • Trump has new chief of staff, old health care fight
Trump has new chief of staff, old health care fight

Following this week's collapse of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare and on occasion replace it, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, said he's ready to move on to other issues.President Trump seems pretty stuck on the issue.

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  • Lavrov says Moscow had to react to United States sanctions
Lavrov says Moscow had to react to United States sanctions

Russia's deputy foreign minister said his country's retaliation over US actions against Russian Federation was "overdue" and that the Kremlin will consider "symmetrical or asymmetrical" responses to new sanctions passed by Congress. He pointed to the FBI investigations into Russia's ties to the campaign, Putin's actions in Ukraine and Syria, and...

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  • Trump Threatens Congressional Health Insurance Benefits
Trump Threatens Congressional Health Insurance Benefits

Donald Trump appears to have threatened members of Congress after Republicans failed to deliver on one of his key campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care. These threats have gotten louder recently and Trump said Friday that he wanted to "let Obamacare implode".

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  • Russians Promise to 'Retaliate' if Trump Signs Sanctions Bill
Russians Promise to 'Retaliate' if Trump Signs Sanctions Bill

Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday said it is ordering the U.S. Embassy in Russian Federation to reduce the number of its diplomats by September 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a television interview that the US must cut the size of its diplomatic force in his country by more than half, from about 1,210 to 455.

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  • John Kelly appointment: Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus
John Kelly appointment: Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus

Priebus told CNN he had been talking to Trump for some time about exiting the White House, and is the latest in a long line of officials to leave or not take a job at the White House. "He has been a true star of my Administration", Trump tweeted. Priebus said he had offered his resignation on Thursday and the president accepted. The New Yorker ...

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  • Police arrests 2 after Teenager is Raped Twice in one Day
Police arrests 2 after Teenager is Raped Twice in one Day

The victim was attacked at the city's Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, on Tuesday. After the attack, the teenager flagged down a passing auto for help - but was then raped a second time by the driver. After the 14-yr-old girl was raped, she ran for held and flagged down a passing vehicle - the animal driving the aut...

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  • Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'
Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'

Russia's state television, First Channel, reported Saturday that 745 of 1,200 people employed at the U.S. embassy and consulates would have to leave the country. The Senate's decisive vote to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia , Iran and North Korea sends the popular bill to President Donald Trump .

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  • Police Depts Push Back On Trump: We Don't 'Condone' Abuse Of Prisoners
Police Depts Push Back On Trump: We Don't 'Condone' Abuse Of Prisoners

And the line - "W$3 hen you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon - you just see them thrown in, rough - I said, please don't be too nice", did get some laughter. Those messages joined a chorus of statements from law enforcement that reportedly surfaced in response to part of a speech given by the president. In New York Ci...

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  • Putin signs law allowing Russian Federation to keep its air base in Syria
Putin signs law allowing Russian Federation to keep its air base in Syria

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to legislation strengthening sanctions on Russian Federation and giving Congress the power to block President Donald Trump from lifting them. 3364, lawmakers say they want to prevent the president from acting on his own to lift penalties imposed by the previous administration for meddling in last year's USA ele...

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  • Israeli military court upholds soldier's manslaughter conviction
Israeli military court upholds soldier's manslaughter conviction

Elor Azaria to be pardoned, after a military court denied the appeal of his manslaughter conviction for killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker previous year in Hebron. Such a conviction for a serving soldier is extremely rare in Britain, and supporters said Blackman was under extreme stress after heavy fighting and losing close comrades.

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  • Honolulu Becomes First Major US City to Ban Cellphone Use in Crosswalks
Honolulu Becomes First Major US City to Ban Cellphone Use in Crosswalks

Hawaii's capital city Honolulu has banned pedestrians from looking at their phones while crossing the road in an effort to tackle deaths and injuries from " distracted walking ". The devices covered by the law include cellphones, tablets, laptop computers, pagers, and video game devices. Not everyone in Honolulu is a proponent of the pedestrian ...

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  • Southeast Asian countries, others commit to counter-terrorism cooperation
Southeast Asian countries, others commit to counter-terrorism cooperation

In a one-day gathering in North Sulawesi of six nations including Malaysia, the Philippines, New Zealand and Brunei, ministers discussed terrorism in Southeast Asia and fears over IS unrest in the Philippines, where government forces are pitted against Islamist gunmen holed up in a southern city.

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  • Australian Cricketers Association Sends Big Warning Over Pay Dispute
Australian Cricketers Association Sends Big Warning Over Pay Dispute

While expressing his concern about the delay, he also said the ongoing pay dispute had reached the point where next month's proposed Test tour to Bangladesh , a subsequent ODI series in India and the upcoming Ashes series against England are potentially at risk.

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  • John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out
John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out

They accomplished a lot together. Priebus served a scant 189 days as chief of staff, the shortest tenure in decades for someone in that post . Priebus's departure was nearly a foregone conclusion, especially after Trump's new White House communications director, Anthony Scarmucci, called Priebus a " f***ing paranoid schizophrenic " on Thursd...

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