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Global Two Hizbul militants killed in encounter
Author: 0 Two Hizbul militants killed in encounter

The encounter comes as the situation in the Valley was already precarious after the killing of six policemen and two civilians in south Kashmir last week. "The gunfight was triggered at around 3:30 a.m". The militants were holed up inside a house in Pazalpora village in Sopore township of the district.

Global US Shoots Down Drone Close to Iraqi-Syrian Border
Author: 0 US Shoots Down Drone Close to Iraqi-Syrian Border

While the USA has said since it began recruiting, training and advising what it calls moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight IS that it would protect them from potential Syrian government retribution, this was the first time it resorted to engaging in air-to-air combat to make good on that promise.

Author: 0 Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions celebrate

In the first ever International Yoga Day (2015), Modi said that, "In order to benefit fully from yoga, to understand yoga in its entirety, we must understand who is a yogi". Surrounded by heavy security, Modi walked to the mat reserved for him and waved to the crowd. The Prime Minister did yogic exercises and "pranayam" as demonstrated by a group of yoga teachers on the stage.

Author: 0 US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

Sessions, with the backing of his deputy attorney general, recommended Comey's dismissal on May 9 to "ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions". Cooper declined to say whether his work for Sessions is connected to the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and multiple congressional probes into Russian political interference.

Global Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks
Author: 0 Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

Iran's ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria served both as revenge for attacks on Tehran earlier this month and a warning that Iran could strike Saudi Arabia and US interests in the Mideast, an Iranian general said Monday.

Author: 0 Int'l Yoga Day marked by millions in India, where it began

Its origin can be traced back to Lord Shiva, who is also called the Adi Yogi (first guru) and is known as the teacher to all the yogis in the world . Watch the World Yoga Day 2017 Live Streaming from this page. "It is not important to perform yoga for 24 hours". Also, this year on June 21st, 72 students and teachers from the City Montessori School Lucknow will perform yoga exercises at the United Nations Headquarters in NY.

Author: 0 Pentagon: 3 U.S. soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement by spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid, who said a person loyal to the terror group infiltrated the Afghan army "just to attack foreign forces". American troops, including special forces, also carry out separate counterterrorism missions. In Milwaukee, Pence commented on the shooting: "When heroes fall, Americans grieve".

Global Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race
Author: 0 Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

He doesn't constantly refer to Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, directly either, instead pitching his "fresh leadership" against "career politicians". However, while Democrats had motivated their base and won over skeptical Republicans, the conservative slant of district proved too much even for the almost unprecedented resources that Democrats invested in the race, even flying in volunteers for last minute doorknocking as local television stations had been saturated by 30-second ...

Global International Yoga Day: Bollywood stars show off their yoga love on Instagram
Author: 0 International Yoga Day: Bollywood stars show off their yoga love on Instagram

It's International Yoga Day today and we know how Bollywood is obsessed with gymming and yoga. Watch the video shared by Shilpa Shetty here. The actress on the International Yoga Day posted a video of her practicing a hard asana. Shetty has even launched her own Yoga channel and has more than 1,90,000 subscribers. According to a PTI report, Shilpa also takes personal Yoga classes and charges Rs 70,000 per class.

Author: 0 UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence

The two parties also agreed on holding one-week monthly rounds of negotiations, noting that the next round will be held on July 17 and will tackle the main issues of Britain's separation from the European bloc. For the 24 hours to 23:00 GMT, the GBP declined 0.28% against the Dollars and closed at 1.2733, amid increased anxiety amongst investors as formal talks on Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) got under way.

Author: 0 Trump decries 'witch hunt' even as lawyer insists no probe

I believe the - I take the president at his word, that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation. "That's constitutional rights and protections under the president's authority as commander in chief". "You're his lawyer", Kilmeade told him. You should be telling him. "But the president does utilize Twitter and social media platforms and, again, the situation on Friday that created the five anonymous sources".

Author: 0 Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

For more than two hours before the television cameras on Capitol Hill, the wide-eyed former Alabama senator clung to his script of non-involvement. "I'd be glad to touch base", Spicer said. I believe it, and not only do I believe it, I know it. "I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice".

Global Gulf Coast Flooding Concerns From
Author: 0 Gulf Coast Flooding Concerns From "Potential" Tropical Cyclone #3

This broad low pressure system is centered near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Edwards is encouraging Louisiana residents to monitor local media and check www.GetAGamePlan.org to ready for the storm. The bigger concern is waterlogged trees that could fall as the area gets more rain and high winds. The remnants of the storm continued to move to the northwest at about 22 miles per hour, with sustained winds tied to squalls near the storm's center blowing at about 40 miles per hour.

Global Brazil's Temer accused of passive corruption by police
Author: 0 Brazil's Temer accused of passive corruption by police

Folha obtained information demonstrating that a preliminary Federal Police report into the actions of president Michel Temer and his former aide Rodrigo Rocha Loures, has reason to believe that passive corruption took place. The investigation of Temer is based on testimony from suspects in a meat-packing scandal, who have admitted their company, JBS, paid government officials, including Temer, to overlook their violations of health and safety standards.

Global US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea
Author: 0 US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea

U.S. officials have known that the site is ready to conduct an underground test for some time. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi and China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out". The Chinese have moved a bit toward restraining North Korea, but not enough for administration officials' taste - and there is reason to be skeptical as to how much more they will move.

Author: 0 Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

Ossoff lost Tuesday to an underwhelming perennial Republican candidate, Karen Handel , in a decisive fashion that is sure to spark more questions about what type of candidates and what type of message Democrats need in the Trump era. They also believe last week's shooting of Republicans on a Virginia baseball field will count in their favour at the polls. Handel's win has shown that, despite the USA president's historically low ratings, the Trump effect is not impinging on ...

Global U.S. urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar
Author: 0 U.S. urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar

In its latest Country Reports on Terrorism, the US State Department said Qatar in 2015 froze assets and imposed travel bans on Ka'bi and Kawari, both of whom are Qatari citizens. "Until now I have not seen Qatar give support to terror". "The emir of Qatar has made progress in halting financial support and expelling terrorist elements from his country".

Author: 0 Qatar Businessman to Beat Gulf Blockade by Airlifting 4000 Cows

Trump has backed Saudi Arabia in the crisis, although his government appears to be more nuanced. "One of the big things that we did and you are seeing it now is Qatar and all of the things that are actually going on in a very positive fashion".

Global Merkel in Mexico - walls don't fix immigration issues
Author: 0 Merkel in Mexico - walls don't fix immigration issues

The prospect of a trade partnership between the two blocs raises potentially tricky questions over competition in the agricultural market. "I am optimistic", Macri told the press. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's stunning electoral setback with a hung parliament on Thursday left her Brexit strategy in shambles less than two weeks before the start of talks.

Author: 0 EU, Britain may strike 'fair deal'

In a sign of the progress that has been made, Mr Davis said the Prime Minister would brief fellow European Union leaders at a summit on Thursday on the UK's approach to the rights of expatriate citizens, which will be set out in detail in a paper on Monday.

Global BC Liberals plan to restrict donations, raise welfare rates
Author: 0 BC Liberals plan to restrict donations, raise welfare rates

Liberals". Nearly two-thirds of British Columbians (63%) say that BC Liberals should concede defeat, rather than use procedures to prevent a Green-supported NDP minority government from leading. And when it comes to the NDP's plans for some controversial mega-projects, voters remained split, with the largest group of 40 per cent supporting the Site C Dam and 39 per cent supporting the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project as planned.

Global Man 'who dangled baby out of tower window for Facebook likes' jailed
Author: 0 Man 'who dangled baby out of tower window for Facebook likes' jailed

The man has been sentenced to hail for two and a half years. Disgusted viewers quickly contacted police and the man, who has not been named in local press, was arrested and charged with child abuse. The man's father also appeared beside him in court begging the judge to forgive him saying he was only mucking around online. Media activist Dalila Belkheir told the local press the man was "not a father but a terrorist".

Author: 0 China has not worked out on North Korea

US President Donald Trump has called North Korea a "brutal regime" after the death of the student who had been jailed there for more than 15 months. The travel agency specializes in North Korea tours and is based in the central Chinese city of Xi'an. They did not cite a specific cause of death. "The terrible torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible", the family said in a statement announcing his death.

Author: 0 Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after US downing of Syrian jet

In a statement issued Tuesday , the Soufan Center, a security and intelligence firm monitoring the conflict, said: "The sheer number of rival military operations and escalating tensions in Syria makes miscalculations more likely than ever, with the potential for enormous consequences".

Global Le Pen, Valls reelected to French Parliament
Author: 0 Le Pen, Valls reelected to French Parliament

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an electoral debacle for her National Front (FN) party. Over the next few weeks, though, they are likely to be licking their wounds. Although the electorate has made a decision to favour hope over anger in this ballot, the tide could still turn against Macron if he fails to address widespread anti-establishment discontent fuelled by economic pain which has seen ...

Global U.S. fighter jet shoots down pro-Syrian-regime drone
Author: 0 U.S. fighter jet shoots down pro-Syrian-regime drone

Israel and Iran are bitter enemies. The area falls in a part of Syria that was recently identified as a military priority by Damascus, and is seen as strategically important for Iran as it seeks to secure a land corridor between forces it backs in Syria and Iraq.

Author: 0 Airstrikes in Syria suspended by Australia after US shoots down Syrian jet

BEIRUT - Russia on Monday threatened aircraft from the USA -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the US military shooting down a Syrian warplane. A U.S. official told AFP the pilot of the Syrian plane appeared to have ejected before the jet was hit, though his fate was unknown. "We can not only fight ISIS effectively - we are going to come into conflict with others".

Global BJP to announce presidential candidate name before June 23
Author: 0 BJP to announce presidential candidate name before June 23

A source said the two ministers informed Advani the panel had started talks with other leaders as directed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, but did not refer to any likely candidates. Besides the Congress, the BJP committee of ministers has also reached out to the Congress, BSP , NCP and CPI-M. If you think he is not the deserving candidate, tell us why he is not the suitable candidate.

Author: 0 South Korea confirms drone discovered in June was from North Korea

While the USA conducts bomber flights in the region on a routine basis, Tuesday's joint training mission is particularly noteworthy as it comes just one day after the death of Otto Warmbier - a 22-year-old American who was detained in North Korea for 17 months.

Global Republicans hold Georgia House Seat, dashing Democrats' hopes
Author: 0 Republicans hold Georgia House Seat, dashing Democrats' hopes

Five people were injured in the incident, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who remains in the hospital in serious condition. Voting concluded at 12.00 a.m. He benefitted from only 808 donations from inside of Georgia's sixth congressional district. Handel notes that many of those people live in Democratic-leaning states.

Global Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest
Author: 0 Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

Candidates in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race Republican Karen Handel , left, and Democrat Jon Ossoff debate on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Atlanta. Democrats expect to have an advantage in the 140,000 early votes cast, so that's theoretically good for them - but things change if the rain had a disproportionate effect on the district's most Democratic region.

Author: 0 Suspect in Brussels train station blast confirmed dead

A spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office says the suspect in the explosion at a train station in the Belgian capital has died. The Belgian federal prosecutor's office announced that the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack.

Global Astana Talks on Syria Prove Iran-Russia Cooperation Working - Iranian Ambassador
Author: 0 Astana Talks on Syria Prove Iran-Russia Cooperation Working - Iranian Ambassador

The tense negotiations - seen as a complement to the broader UN-backed talks in Geneva - have involved armed rebels and government officials and have focused mainly on military issues. Russian Federation and Iran, which back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in the war, and Turkey, a supporter of rebel forces, signed an agreement on 4 May on setting up four safe zones.

Global Freed US Student Was
Author: 0 Freed US Student Was "Brutalized" by North Korea

The medical team who has been treating Warmbier said they've agreed with his family to hold back any details about his prognosis. Earlier this month, North Korean officials told Joseph Yun - the State Department's special envoy to North Korea - that Warmbier had allegedly contracted botulism not long after his trial last March.

Global In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat
Author: 0 In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

The most expensive congressional race in USA history headed to a tight finish on Tuesday as voters in suburban Atlanta cast ballots in an election that was seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump . The special election in the southern state is painted as a referendum on Trump, and the result may presage how his presidency - for better or worse - could influence the battle for control of Congress in 2018.

Author: 0 Russian foreign minister says new US sanctions are 'regrettable'

In addition to downing the Syrian jet near Raqqa, the US has also fired on Syrian government forces in the east on three occasions in just the last month. That took place near the Syrian city of Taqba, which has been the focus of fighting as US -sponsored ground forces advance on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.

Author: 0 United States fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria

F-15 fighter jet shot down the drone "after it displayed hostile intent" while approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border. A statement released by US Central Command on Sunday said the Syrian jet was "immediately shot down.in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of Coalition partnered forces".

Global USA shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria
Author: 0 USA shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

The dispute over the Syrian attack on the US -backed fighters and the American response came as Iran launched ballistic missiles at Islamic State strongholds in eastern Syria in retaliation for a pair of attacks by extremists in Tehran earlier this month that killed 17 people.

Global Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs spike
Author: 0 Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs spike

That missed forecasts for a surplus of 43.3 billion yen following the 481.1 billion yen surplus in April. Part of that was a rebound from weak shipments past year caused by the Kumamoto quake in April 2016. That resulted in a trade deficit of 203.4 billion yen in May, the first red in four months, the ministry said. Policymakers and economists have become more optimistic about Japan's prospects this year as an increase in factory output and a tightening labour market show that the economy ...

Author: 0 Iran's top leader opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

But Sunnis in areas freed from Islamic State control say the Shi'ite militias have carried out looting, abductions and murder. Some Arab leaders in northern Iraq have asked Baghdad to dissolve the Shi'ite militias or expel them from their Sunni-majority provinces - moves that drew objections from Iran's leader.

Global Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches
Author: 0 Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches

Spending on all candidates has been put at $US56 million, making it the costliest congressional election in U.S. history. After months of campaigning, it's finally over: Karen Handel has won the Georgia special election for the sixth congressional district, and willhead to Washington , D.C.to join the House of Representatives.

Author: 0 Trump attorney: President is not under investigation

The Trump administration used a memo written by Rosenstein to justify Comey's firing, an act that Trump says is now under investigation . "That has been the case now for almost a year", Carson continued. A host of committees are seeking Comey's written memos of his private conversations with Trump , but none have yet to obtain them. More than half of Republicans think the Russian Federation investigation is a political distraction, and only one in five consider it a critical security ...

Global Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat
Author: 0 Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat

The Iranian-made Shaheed-129 drone was shot from the sky in the same location where another pro-regime drone dropped a dud bomb near coalition forces before it was shot down by an unidentified US aircraft down on June 8, the USA military operation fighting ISIS , Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), said in a statement .

Global Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns
Author: 0 Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns

After meeting Ram Nath, Nitish said that he is happy because a governor from Bihar has been nominated as President candidate. "So, BJD has chose to extend its support to Kovind", he said. However, Lalu, who is his main ally and the Congress, who is their junior partner in Bihar, feel that it's imperative to push for an election for Rashtrapati Bhavan to make it clear that they can not rally behind the likelihood of the first-ever BJP leader as President of India.

Author: 0 U.S. satellites detect activity at North Korea's nuclear test site

South Korea to soon begin the mass-production of new missile interceptor code-named M-SAM to fight its neighbour North Korea . The site is believed to be ready for a sixth nuclear test. The tweet came a day after the death of Otto Warmbier , the American student detained in North Korea for more than a year. President Donald Trump also commented on the student's treatment Tuesday, saying he thought Otto Warmbier "should have been brought home a long time ago".

Global Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked
Author: 0 Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked

Warmbier, an OH native and student at the University of Virginia , was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 while visiting as a tourist. The University of Virginia student was accused of trying to take a propaganda poster while touring North Korea .

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