Author: 0 Opposition chooses Meira Kumar as its prez candidate

Meira Kumar was rumoured to be the party's frontrunner all this while. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is a part of the Opposition, has said that he will support BJP's Presidential nominee. Mayawati on Monday said, "We can not have a negative attitude towards a Dalit nominee for the Presidential election". But by fielding Meira Kumar, the Opposition has sought to put the Bihar chief minister on the defensive.

Global Iran: Tehran attackers had been to IS bastions Mosul, Raqqa
Author: 0 Iran: Tehran attackers had been to IS bastions Mosul, Raqqa

In a condolence message ahead of a funeral for the victims, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attack: "will not damage the Iranian nation's determination and the obvious result is nothing except an increase in hate for the governments of the United States and their stooges in the region like Saudi (Arabia)".

Global Obamacare replacement bill to take center stage in Senate
Author: 0 Obamacare replacement bill to take center stage in Senate

The House passed its version in May , while the Senate measure is now being drafted by 13 male Republican senators who have kept the process and details of the bill tightly under wraps. Republican leaders promise after today "all of the concerns - people have had - about the process - will evaporate", said Senator John Cornyn , (R) Texas.

Author: 0 USA military confirms airstrikes killed 2 Afghan soldiers

One US official confirmed that the incident was a "green-on-blue" attack by a member of the Afghan security forces. "Three U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan today". The wounded soldier has been evacuated for medical treatment, the Pentagon said in a statement. Afghan officials said Saturday two USA soldiers appeared to have been killed with an additional two wounded.

Global Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers
Author: 0 Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

There is a lengthy history of "green on blue" insider attacks in Afghanistan , resulting in the deaths of several North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers since the United States invasion in 2001. Mittal. Addressing to the House and Senate lawmakers, Mattis said by mid-July will be providing a comprehensive strategy for the country. As Pakistan begins to reassert itself in Afghanistan as evidenced by the spiralling violence, India is making a move to deepen its economic linkages ...

Author: 0 DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal

The programme set out by the Queen at Wednesday's State Opening of Parliament will feature "a number of bills" geared towards making a success of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, the Prime Minister said. The chances of a deal are "very good", he said. "That means getting a deal which delivers the result of last year's referendum and does so in a way that commands maximum public support".

Author: 0 China 'tried but failed' to help on N Korea

Trump has praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for trying to contain North Korea, which counts on China for 90 per cent of its trade, but the effort has delivered few results. "We continue to urge China to exert its unique leverage as North Korea's largest trading partner, including by fully implementing all UN Security Council sanctions", she said.

Global Seven US sailors killed on USS Fitzgerald identified
Author: 0 Seven US sailors killed on USS Fitzgerald identified

Junichi Kanegae, a board member of the Japan Captains' Association, said the crew of the Crystal probably would have reported to the captain and contacted the Fitzgerald before reporting the incident to the Japanese Coast Guard. Then Nippon Yusen, the Japanese shipping company that chartered the Crystal , determined upon further investigation that the collision had happened around 1:30 a.m., and the Coast Guard amended its information to reflect that, Tanaka said.

Global Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants
Author: 0 Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

Trump is visiting Iowa for. Karen Handel staved off a challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff, even though Democrats funneled a record-breaking $23 million into the election. While praising Goldman Sachs' president's role in the cabinet, Trump said: "And they had to give up a lot to take these jobs". Iowa, with its large share of independent voters, could be a proving ground for whether Trump can count on the support of voters beyond his base.

Author: 0 Trump, Saudi crown prince, vow to stifle terror financing

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has removed his nephew as crown prince in favor of his son, Mohammed bin Salman. According to Bahout, recent developments, such as U.S. Al-Ubaydli said Saudi oil policy is unlikely to change course for the next 6 to 12 months. Until a few years ago, it would have been hard to foretell the meteoric rise of Mohammed bin Salman.

Author: 0 US asks China to do more to rein in North Korea

South Korean president Moon Jae-in is due to visit Washington next week to meet President Trump and told United States media he wanted to begin talks with North Korea on its nuclear programme by the end of the year. "To see a young man go over there healthy and, (after) a minor act of mischief, come home dead basically. this goes beyond any kind of understanding of law and order, of humanity, of responsibility towards any human being", Mattis said.

Author: 0 Surprising Facts About The Refugee Crisis

The figure that includes refugees , asylum seekers and people uprooted inside their own countries was some 300,000 higher at the end of a year ago than at the end of 2015, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said. Grandi tasked the world to assist countries like Ethiopia to shoulder the refugee burden. In its budget proposal to Congress, administration officials said other countries must do their "fair share" as the US works more on its own concerns and problems.

Global IS militants destroy 12 century mosque in Iraq's Mosul
Author: 0 IS militants destroy 12 century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

Air Force Colonel John Dorrian told Reuters by phone. This is a developing story. Staff Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saadi, one of the top commanders of the Counter-Terrorism Service that has spearheaded the fighting against IS, explained why he thought the Nuri mosque and nearby "Al-Hadba" would nearly inevitably be destroyed.

Global Macron party set for big win in French parliamentary polls
Author: 0 Macron party set for big win in French parliamentary polls

In his first political test at home, Macron, who created LREM only one year ago, named 428 candidates, including 214 women, with half of them coming from civil society and having never held an elected post . "For the past month, the President has shown confidence, willingness and daring in France and on the worldwide stage", Mr. Philippe said, calling the result a vindication of Mr.

Author: 0 Democrats call secret health care talks outrageous

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., said he expected to give senators a draft of the bill on Thursday. In addition, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joined with two other Democrats to voice opposition to the "age tax " - the prospect of escalating premium prices for those between ages 50 and 64 if the House-passed Republican bill is the basis for replacing Obamacare .

Author: 0 Lalu to go with opposition parties on presidential election

With Nitish having made a decision to back out, political pundits now see a shrewd politician in CM Nitish Kumar - one who they see getting increasingly closer to the NDA, a coalition he was part of for 17 long years. "The decision to back Kovind's candidature is an isolated incident. we'll never go back to the NDA-fold again", party spokesperson KC Tyagi said. "There should be no talk about whether a Dalit should be there (be a President).

Author: 0 Boys come to school wearing skirts following ban on shorts

Some 30 boys have worn skirts to school in protest at being told they were not allowed to wear shorts. Yesterday, five boys led the way by wearing skirts on the hottest day of the year. And given we have no air conditioning on our buses, it's unbearable". Although there is nothing in France's labour code that bars workers from wearing shorts, the decision often comes down to the company and depends on the type of job.

Global UK, EU talk up chance of Brexit deal
Author: 0 UK, EU talk up chance of Brexit deal

We have taken the first, critical steps together. Davis said she will tell them about plans to guarantee rights for some 3 million European Union citizens in Britain under a proposal to be made next week. "In addition, a dialogue on Ireland / Northern Ireland has been launched under the authority of the Coordinators". A special dialogue involving senior negotiators from each side has been set up to consider the issue, with Mr Davis' official Olly Robbins holding talks with Mr Barnier's ...

Author: 0 How to watch Mexico vs. New Zealand

However, after the warnings, last night during their match against New Zeland no negative slur was yet complained by the authorities which are a positive news for the El Tri . Nielsen ratings report that the Portugal vs. Mexico reached 4 million total viewers on Telemundo and ranks as the most streamed match ever on Telemundo's digital platforms.

Author: 0 Simon Cowell charity single released to aid fire victims

Though the song was played on BBC radio stations earlier in the day, many had not seen the finished video, which featured the likes of rapper Stormzy , Robbie Williams and Emeli Sande . Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson both sing on the track, while X Factor stars Fleur East, Louisa Johnson , Leona Lewis , James Arthur , Ella Henderson , Matt Terry and 5 After Midnight also join them.

Global Democratic Losses in Special Elections
Author: 0 Democratic Losses in Special Elections

Georgians saw the "wolf in sheep's clothing" carpetbagger and gave Ms. Handel a resounding victory. The fact that Ossoff raised so much outside money in the race also came up. "Whether she's a leader or not is up for the (Democratic) caucus to decide", Moulton said. Representative Tim Ryan, a Democratic congressman from OH who has been an outspoken critic of his party's messaging and platform, perfectly summed up Americans' feelings towards Democrats.

Author: 0 Precautions against West Nile urged in Sudbury

Two mosquito species known to carry chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses have been reported in more counties and states across the Southern United States, according to new research and surveillance data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016.

Global US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque
Author: 0 US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque

The medieval mosque, with its tall leaning al-Hadba minaret, was the site where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made a rare public appearance and in July 2014 declared the group's "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria . A month after IS forces overran Mosul in June 2014, Baghdadi gave a Friday sermon from the pulpit inside the mosque and proclaimed a caliphate - a state governed in accordance with Islamic law, or Sharia, by God's deputy on Earth, or caliph.

Author: 0 Tillerson and Mattis to hold joint news conference after talks with China

Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio did not mince their words as they expressed outrage over the death of the 22-year-old, who was released back to the United States last week in a coma and later died . He says "if people are that stupid that they still want to go to that country, then at least they assume the responsibility for their welfare". He died less than a week after returning from North Korea.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies

Warmbier's death has only heightened U.S. "And frankly, if he were brought home sooner, I think the results would have been a lot different". Like others held under varying terms of detention, from cramped, windowless shacks offering little protection from the country's bitter cold to hotel rooms, Fowle recalled the sense of isolation he felt.

Global Larissa Waters Breastfeeds While Moving Senate Motion In Another First
Author: 0 Larissa Waters Breastfeeds While Moving Senate Motion In Another First

Waters' motion asked that the Senate acknowledge Queensland Parliament's recent Black Lung, White Lies report about administrative failings for coal workers with black lung disease. Senator Waters has called for more women and parents in parliament since returning from maternity leave following the birth of her second daughter in March.

Author: 0 What if Trump doesn't sink the Republican Party?

Instead, Democrats have spent $35 million on the race in Georgia , another on Tuesday in SC, and two more in Montana and Kansas. That was Politico's response to Trump's midnight tweet which said: "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!" Donald Trump won that district by 18 points and it was not expected to be close.

Author: 0 How will President Trump's restrictions affect Havana?

Cuban state TV said: "The government of Cuba denounces the new measures toughening the embargo that are destined to fail". Russia's foreign ministry on Sunday said it regretted US President Donald Trump's policy reversal on Cuba , calling it reminiscent of the Cold War era.

Author: 0 Why Ram Nath Kovind's Presidential Nomination Is BJP's Political Masterstroke

Earlier, JD-U chief whip Ratnesh Sada told reporters in Patna that the party has made a decision to support Kovind. We were expecting a person like former President late A P J Abdul Kalam or even former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who were neutral and always tried for a consensus between the ruling party and the opposition.

Author: 0 Trump Calls for Overhaul of Government's Outdated Computer Systems

Vice President Mike Pence and senior advisers to the president Jared Kushner , Ivanka Trump , Gary Cohn, Dina Powell, and Stephen Miller were also present. They hope to build a working relationship with the White House on the bipartisan issue of modernizing government. "While the government is responsible for providing services for citizens, private industry has the luxury of being able to provide truly specialized user experiences, " the White House document said.

Author: 0 North Korean officials troubled by Warmbier death

The U.S. side says North Korea will get "top billing" in the discussions. The discussions replace a strategic and economic dialogue held annually under the Obama administration. Medical officials said Warmbier suffered "severe neurological injury" and his parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier said he fell victim to "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea.

Author: 0 Defense Secretary Mattis condemns North Korea following Otto Warmbier's death

Warmbier , who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year and returned to the United States in a coma, died on Monday. Tillerson noted that Beijing has a responsibility to pressure North Korea economically and diplomatically. The two leaders met in Florida in April and Trump has praised Xi for working on the issue, despite only modest steps so far by Beijing. At the same time, Trump has mostly held back on attacking Chinese trade practices, which he railed against during the ...

Global Trump proposes to build wall with solar panels on border with Mexico
Author: 0 Trump proposes to build wall with solar panels on border with Mexico

And this way Mexico will have to pay much less money, and that's good. Donald Trump has stated to supporters that the controversial planned wall dividing the USA and Mexico will be built using solar panels. During his campaign, Mr Trump pledged to build a wall along the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking. As reported by Associated Press , the Las Vegas-based Gleason Partners indicated that panels could power "lighting, sensors and patrol stations along the ...

Author: 0 Voice and video calls on WhatsApp enabled in UAE

According to the WhatsApp website, the calling feature can be used on Android, iPhone, Windows phone and BlackBerry 10. Video calling on WhatsApp, Snapchat and Facebook has previously been inaccessible in the UAE as the law prohibits the use of external VoIP providers.

Global United Kingdom police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges
Author: 0 United Kingdom police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges

That's the sentiment after the Finsbury Park attack , where many questioned why media were not referring to it as an act of terrorism. London›s Mayor Sadiq Mayor Khan, the first Muslim to serve in that position, urged the public to focus on shared values and urged the city to stand together in an unprecedented period in the capital's history.

Author: 0 'Terrorism' investigated after policeman stabbed

Ftouhi faces charges of committing an act of violence at an airport, and is expected to appear at a federal court in Flint . Mayor Karen Weaver said in a release Wednesday "the situation is under control" but officials sought to take "extra precautions" in light of the Wednesday morning incident at Bishop International Airport .

Global IS destroys famous al-Nuri mosque in Mosul
Author: 0 IS destroys famous al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The Iraqi government says more than 850,000 people have been forced from their homes by the operation, which was launched in October. More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said today, describing the war on Islamic State as "one of the most brutal" in modern history .

Author: 0 Confederations cup 2017: Lions face Australia in must win match

What they are saying: "We can not allow so many mistakes against Chile as we did in the Australia game and we need to be more efficient up front", stressed German full-back Joshua Kimmich (as per AFP ). "We have a young team that needs time to mature". However, this will also create space for players to exploit. And against the brawn of Aboubakar, the back-three will need to remain on their toes in order to come through unscathed on Thursday.

Author: 0 16 charged in DC brawl at Turkish embassy last month

Erdogan described the protesters - who he said were demonstrating at a distance of about 50 meters (165 feet) - as supporters of the outlawed militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Fethullah Gulen , an Islamic preacher who Ankara accuses of being behind a failed military coup past year.

Author: 0 Ex-North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier has died

As of last month, there were around 40 Americans, the majority of whom are ethnic Koreans, on the faculty of the Pyongyang University of Science & Technology, where both Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song worked. In 2013, Otto Warmbier spoke before his graduating high school class. "South Korea must realise that following psychopath Trump.will only lead to disaster", the newspaper wrote .

Author: 0 Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

President Donald Trump claimed hard-fought congressional victories Wednesday, intensifying an already hard day of questions for Capitol Hill Democrats. Stressing that Republicans have now won special elections in Georgia , South Carolina, Montana , and Kansas , Trump tweeted .late Tuesday: "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!" The Georgia race was seen by many as an early referendum on Trump.

Global Lead surgeon: USA congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot
Author: 0 Lead surgeon: USA congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

The shooter was killed by police officers whose work won praise from Trump in his remarks. A lobbyist shot multiple times and critically injured also remains hospitalized. Yesterday morning's baseball practice was in preparation for the Congressional Baseball Game this evening at Nationals Park in Washington - which took place as scheduled.

Global Philippines says Daesh controls 20 percent of Marawi City
Author: 0 Philippines says Daesh controls 20 percent of Marawi City

The officials said that the video may be an attempt to fan hatred and turn the conflict into a religious war. He added: "The terrorists cut other people's throat, slit it". In a statement provided to Defense News , a U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific spokeswoman said, "U.S. special operations forces are assisting the AFP with ongoing operations in Marawi that helps AFP commanders on the ground in their fight against Maute and ASG militants" at the request of the Philippine ...

Global Riyadh Agreement key to resolving Qatar crisis: Russian Federation
Author: 0 Riyadh Agreement key to resolving Qatar crisis: Russian Federation

The public and blunt criticism of Riyadh and the United Arab Emirates marked a sharp about-turn from Donald Trump's wholehearted backing for the embargo , and his accusations of terrorist funding against Qatar. "For us, there is no clear answer for this", he said. He also tweeted "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off".

Author: 0 Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital after treatment for infection

The Duke's brief admission to hospital forced him to miss two major events in the Queen's calendar on Wednesday, the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot . Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, said in May he was cutting down his public appearances and wouldn't take on new charity roles after more than six decades of service.

Author: 0 Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: Pentagon

An Afghan commando on Saturday killed three American soldiers and wounded another during a joint operation in eastern Nangarhar province, according to three U.S. "Three U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan today", a Pentagon statement issued Saturday said. Airstrikes by American warplanes have greatly increased in recent months, as US President Donald Trump considers requests from military commanders for thousands more worldwide troops.

Global China needs to put 'much greater pressure' on North Korea
Author: 0 China needs to put 'much greater pressure' on North Korea

John McCain, R-Arizona, said that anyone who is "stupid" enough to visit North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the US government from any responsibility for that individual while they are overseas. Barring Americans from stepping foot in North Korea would mark the latest US step to isolate the furtive, nuclear-armed nation, and protect USA citizens who may be allured by the prospect of traveling there.

Author: 0 Black bears behind 2 fatal Alaska maulings

The teenager reportedly sent a text message during the race sometime after noon, saying he was being chased by a bear. The bear was found at the site, guarding the body, Precosky said. Without any weapons, a group of runners and spectators raced back up the trail to try to save the teen, but by the time John Weddleton found him, it was too late.

Author: 0 Turkey: Isolation of Qatar Inhumane, Not Islamic

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Doha accusing it of support to terrorist groups and becoming close to the regional arch-rival Iran . "It's not our goal to undermine the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) but at the same time we don't want a member of the GCC undermining us", he said.

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