Global Albania's Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr
Author: 0 Albania's Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

The Saudi Press Agency reported multiple witnesses observed the new moon of the 10th month of Shawal after sunset on Saturday. "1st Shawwal (Eid-ul-Fitr) will be Monday 26th June". The second is Eid ul-Adha, called the "Sacrifice Feast". This year marks the first time since 1996 that the White House will not host a celebratory iftar dinner to commemorate Eid.

Author: 0 May's Brexit offer nasty surprise: EU peers

May had previously refused to guarantee the rights of Europeans until the futures of one million British expatriates living in the rest of the EU were also secured, and she said in Brussels that her proposal depended on a reciprocal deal.

Global Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan
Author: 0 Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan

On the other hand, it was heartening to see so many folks willing to take such extraordinary steps to make their important voices heard. "Sadly, the Senate plan proposes even deeper cuts in Medicaid ", said a statement from Larry Couch, director of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd's National Advocacy Center.

Author: 0 Palestinian groups deny IS claim of fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

Palestinian security forces identified one of the suspected attackers as Amer Badawi, a 31-year-old resident of the southern West Bank city Hebron. However Hamas and People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror groups quickly retorted that the three attackers, who were later shot and killed by Israeli officials were their members.

Author: 0 Thousands gather to bid Otto Warmbier farewell

North Korea said on Friday the death of USA university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery. North Korea officials say Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. Some of her students described Dettwyler on as "very opinionated", "obnoxious", and said she "hates America". But later in the day, they said the family objected to an autopsy being performed on his body, so just an external exam was done.

Global Korean leader observes missile test-firing amid North's threats
Author: 0 Korean leader observes missile test-firing amid North's threats

The news of the new test also comes as another USA official said Wednesday there are signs of increased activity at North Korea's lone nuclear test site. Warmbier, the captive college student, asserting he was given medical treatment and treated with respect even though he was a "criminal of the enemy state".

Global Virginia honors pair who challenged interracial marriage ban
Author: 0 Virginia honors pair who challenged interracial marriage ban

Medgar Evers was assassinated. "We honor their courage to stand up for the right to love unconditionally, their strength to endure the struggle against all odds and their tenacity to prove that loving is really what it's all about", Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia , said Monday during a dedication ceremony.

Global North Korea suggested to 'co-host' 2018 Winter Olympic ski events
Author: 0 North Korea suggested to 'co-host' 2018 Winter Olympic ski events

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter has taken on the role of honorary ambassador for next February's Winter Games in PyeongChang . Do also proposed that the two countries form a women's ice hockey team to participate in the games. Pyongyang also sent athletes to the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, an event that it has boycotted in the past. But South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In suggested earlier this month that the two Koreas should apply to co-host the 2030 World Cup.

Author: 0 Ricciardo wins in Azerbaijan

Hamilton accused Vettel of "disrespectful" driving after the four-time champion pulled alongside Hamilton and appeared to deliberately swerve into him when they were behind the safety auto approaching the midway point of a stop-start race.

Global Protesters confront police after death of father
Author: 0 Protesters confront police after death of father

Even so, this protestor feels race was a factor in the man's treatment. Acting Chief Superintendent Ian Larnder, the borough commander, attempted to calm the crowd, although protesters returned to the police station. According to the media outlet, protesters claim that Da Costa was "brutally beaten" by police officers, as his neck was allegedly broken and other injuries were witnessed.

Author: 0 Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

President Donald Trump tweeted Mexico is the "second deadliest country in the world", citing the " drug trade is largely the cause" - but the numbers tell a different story, Business Insider reported . We have to stop the drugs from flowing in. The cost of the solar installation would be between US$1.4 billion and US$4.2 billion, not including the cost of the wall, according to the report .

Global Albania's Socialists far ahead in early vote count
Author: 0 Albania's Socialists far ahead in early vote count

He believed a possible outcome was a "grand coalition" between the two main forces in the 140-seat parliament - pointing out that the overriding aim of both sides is to open European Union accession talks. FILE PHOTO: The leader of the Socialist Party of Albania Edi Rama delivers a speech during a pre-election rally in Tirana , Albania June 22, 2017.

Global Another boost for NDA: Panneerselvam joins Nitish in backing Kovind
Author: 0 Another boost for NDA: Panneerselvam joins Nitish in backing Kovind

Congress finally revealed its opinion on Bharatiya Janata Party's presidential nominee and said it will oppose Ram Nath Kovind as president because of his strong RSS-BJP ideology. "We have confidence in Kovind that he would discharge his duties as a good administrator", the former CM said. The meeting took place after Palaniswami hosted an Iftaar party in which several MLAs loyal to V.K.

Author: 0 Portugal punish All Whites in final match

Portugal will be without Pepe for their Confederations Cup semi-final clash, while Bernardo Silva is an injury doubt. Along with Mexico , Portugal - which defeated New Zealand 4-0 on June 24 - will advance to the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Global International Yoga Day celebrated across the globe ‎
Author: 0 International Yoga Day celebrated across the globe ‎

The previous record was set in Delhi on June 21 , 2015, when 35,985 people performed yoga at Rajpath with Prime Minister Narendra Modi . On International Yoga Day , Modi performed yoga with 100 students for about 20 minutes in Lucknow .

Author: 0 Turkey rejects Arab demands to close military base in Qatar

Saudi Arabia , UAE, Egypt and Bahrain , who have imposed a blockade on Qatar, insisted the Turkish base be closed in a list of demands issued to Qatar yesterday which Doha had to meet before the blockade would be lifted. Or its ties to Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood? The network's critics say it advances Qatar's goals by promoting Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood that pose a populist threat to rulers in other Arab countries.

Global One dead, 35 injured in India's Darjeeling clashes
Author: 0 One dead, 35 injured in India's Darjeeling clashes

Eight policemen were also injured in the violent clashes between the security forces and the pro-Gorkhaland supporters. "Don't know from where they get support", she said. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) protesters not to resort to violence and, instead hold dialogue with the government to resolve the issue.

Global South Korea tests missile capable of striking any part of the North
Author: 0 South Korea tests missile capable of striking any part of the North

South Korea marked the anniversary with a call for the North to halt development of its missiles and nuclear programmes. The test came on the heels of news report that North Korea conducted a rocket engine test that appeared to be part of its ICBM missile program, according to Reuters .

Global Cable auto crash in Kashmir kills seven
Author: 0 Cable auto crash in Kashmir kills seven

Baramulla SSP Imtiyaz Hussian identified the deceased as Jayanat Andraskar of Delhi's Shalimar Bagh, his wife Manshea and two daughters - Anagha and Janhvi. She announced ex gratia relief of Rs. five lakh in favour of next of kin of those killed. A police official said local police with help of locals and All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operators rescued about 150 stranded persons.

Global Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire
Author: 0 Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire

At least 79 people are feared to have died in the blaze, which began in the early hours of Wednesday, June 14. Preliminary tests on insulation samples recovered from the tower showed they "combusted soon after the test started", Superintendent McCormack said.

Global Second North Korean soldier defects to South in a month
Author: 0 Second North Korean soldier defects to South in a month

The state media under the North Korea's government control did not broadcast any report on the rocket test, according to Al Jazeera . South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2, which is created to hit targets as far as 800 kilometers (497 miles), after conducting two more test firings.

Global Trump Furious With Palestinians, May Pull Out of Peace Process
Author: 0 Trump Furious With Palestinians, May Pull Out of Peace Process

President Trump will reportedly receive a report about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process following a "tense" meeting between White House senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and leaders about the issue. Jared Kushner has been assigned a seemingly impossible number of tasks by his father-in-law (President Donald Trump , you know the guy), the most daunting and hilarious of them is bringing peace to the Middle East.

Global Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
Author: 0 Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

She also wrote that "young, white, rich, clueless white males routinely get away with raping women" in the United States. North Korea boasted of its nuclear capabilities at a mass rally held on Sunday to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Korean War, stressing its status as a nuclear power state against US threats.

Author: 0 Trump meets Modi: Trade, visas and climate could make for tough talking

In an article written in Wall Street Journal , Narendra Modi stated that a year after his last visit to the U.S., he was confident in the growing convergence between the two nations. "Greatly look forward to my meeting and discussions with you @ realDonaldTrump ", Mr Modi responded. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who arrived in the U.S.

Author: 0 Iran and Israel Exchange Warnings

The Guards said it fired six missiles from the west of Iran into Syria's mostly IS-held Deir Ezzor province. Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says its next "crushing response" to potential enemy missteps has already been planned days after it struck ISIL positions in Syria with missiles in revenge for its terror attacks on Iranian soil.

Author: 0 No country questioned surgical strikes: PM Narendra Modi

India will go "above and beyond" the 2015 Paris accord, vowed Prime Minister Modi. India's growth presents a win-win partnership for the country and the United States , and American companies have a great opportunity to contribute to that, Modi told the CEOs.

Global Israel begins work on new settlement
Author: 0 Israel begins work on new settlement

On Tuesday, hours before Kushner's arrival, Netanyahu announced the beginning of work on a new settlement in the West Bank, and has talked of thousands more settlement homes, ramping up a policy that has always been a major obstacle to peace.

Author: 0 Will Senate GOP healthcare bill get enough votes?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly eager for a vote before the July 4th recess, but it's still unclear whether the GOP has enough votes for it to pass the Senate. "Health care is a very, very tough thing to get, " Trump said . "They're not going to go down after the Republican bill". "They'd like to get certain changes".

Author: 0 Cuba-US relations: 6 key things you need to know

The Trump administration said the new policy, which goes into effect Friday, does not target Cuban people, but rather the military regime. But Trump is expected to make it tougher for Americans to visit and do business on the island while blasting Cuba's alleged human right abuses and harboring of U.S.

Author: 0 Terrorist killed at Brussels railway station was Moroccan

Belgium's Prime Minister, Charles Michel, was following the situation very closely from the crisis centre, according to his spokesman Frederic Cauderlier. Interior Minister Jan Jambon underlined what a close call passengers had when he said the "big explosion did not happen". Among them: Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind behind the 2015 Paris attacks, the Abdeslam brothers, who were also involved in the assaults, as well as Mohamed Abrini, who participated in the 2016 Brussels attacks.

Global At Least 120 Dead In Pakistan Oil Tanker Explosion
Author: 0 At Least 120 Dead In Pakistan Oil Tanker Explosion

According to police, the tragic incident took place at 6:23 a.m. local time when an oil tanker fully packed with around 50,000 liters of petrol skidded off the road after tire burst on a highway in Ahmad Pur Sharqia, a small town about 400 km southwest of Lahore , capital city of Punjab Province.

Author: 0 What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan

Other Republicans appeared more willing to embrace it. Senator Bill Cassidy, who is still studying the proposal and has not yet decided how he will vote, said in several television interviews it was a good beginning. "We're going to take all of these kids-and people, not just kids - that are totally addicted and they can't break it", he said back in August. It is possible if not likely that the CBO score of the Senate draft - due early next week - will significantly improve that number.

Global Finsbury Park: Kids talk about impact of terror attack
Author: 0 Finsbury Park: Kids talk about impact of terror attack

Police said the man they apprehended was taken to hospital as a precaution and would be taken into custody once discharged, where a mental health assessment would be carried out. British Prime Minister Theresa May said police were investigating the incident as a terrorist attack . Sherizi told AFP of her shock when she recognised the suspect, saying: "I saw him on the news and I thought, Oh my God, that is my neighbour.

Global U.S. sells $12 billion fighter jets to Qatar despite terrorism accusations
Author: 0 U.S. sells $12 billion fighter jets to Qatar despite terrorism accusations

Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, signed the agreement on behalf of Qatar , while US Secretary of Defence James Mattis represented the American side. U.S. officials Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have called for the crisis to be de-escalated and on Wednesday while appearing before the House foreign affairs committee, reports CNN .

Global Russian opposition figure detained amid protests
Author: 0 Russian opposition figure detained amid protests

A TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom that Navalny has been found guilty of a repeated administrative offense, in particular violating the rules of organizing or holding a rally. In his June 11 YouTube video , Navalny accused authorities of making it impossible for demonstrators to hold the rally in Moscow by pressuring businesses that organizers were seeking to rent equipment from.

Global Otto Warmbier Wiki: Why was Otto Warmbier in North Korea?
Author: 0 Otto Warmbier Wiki: Why was Otto Warmbier in North Korea?

Warmbier said recently, they chose to go public with their situation and shortly thereafter, Otto was home. Warmbier had visited North Korea as part of a tour organized by a China-based company. In a tearful press conference on Thursday morning, Otto's father, Fred Warmbier, said there's "no excuse" for North Korea's treatment of his son, adding that he fell to his knees and hugged him when he was carried off a plane on Tuesday night.

Global What's at stake in the Muslim civil war
Author: 0 What's at stake in the Muslim civil war

Strategic Islamic State group command centers, and a large ammunition depot were the primary targets of the strikes, which the press release said "detonated with the precision of a surgeon". Video footage purports to show impact of Iranian missile strike in Syria. Moreover, the US-led coalition shot down a Syrian government jet near Raqqa that was threatening the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces .

Global Will contest Prez poll based on ideology: Opposition
Author: 0 Will contest Prez poll based on ideology: Opposition

Speaking to reporters in Patna , JD (U) state president Bashistha Narain Singh said that "the party can not tolerate this and RJD must stop their leaders from making statements against the chief minister". Speaking on the occasion, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Kumar was the unanimous choice of all the 17 parties and that other parties would also be urged to support her.

Author: 0 CNN pulls story linking Trump ally to Russian bank executive

The network issued a retraction after deleting the Russian ties story from its website and all social media accounts late on Friday night. CNN is reportedly implementing strict new rules for the network's stories regarding Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy protection in Japan (7312)

The company announced the expected action Monday morning Tokyo time. Michigan-based Key Safety Systems (KSS), which is owned by Chinese supplier Ningbo Joyson, is expected to purchase Takata operations as it has to continue to produce millions of replacement air bag inflators.

Global More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump
Author: 0 More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump

Americans are more "likely to believe" former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump about the events that led to Comey's abrupt ouster last month, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Friday . What have they said about each other? White House aides have been known to grimace when the subject comes up, and more than a half-dozen staffers said they were unaware of any recording devices.

Global Paswan Invites Nitish Kumar to Re-join NDA
Author: 0 Paswan Invites Nitish Kumar to Re-join NDA

NDA leaders, hiding behind the feel-good atmosphere generated by the Iftar season when politicians, forgetting their rivalry, albeit temporarily, embrace their opponents and share candies with each other, on Saturday, invited Janata Dal - U leader Nitish Kumar to come back to the NDA fold saying he had more in common with the NDA parties than the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) or Congress.

Global So Yeon Ryu records blistering 61 in Arkansas
Author: 0 So Yeon Ryu records blistering 61 in Arkansas

Lewis will have the crowd behind her as the University of Arkansas grad looks to return to the winner's circle for the first time since her victory in this event in 2014. She recorded one birdie on the front nine, and traded two birdies with a bogey at the first three holes on the back nine. With her fourth runner-up finish of the year, along with one victory, Lexi Thompson moved to the top of the LPGA Tour money list, just $410 short of $1 million.

Global Escaped Georgia Inmates Captured
Author: 0 Escaped Georgia Inmates Captured

Around noon, Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing said an abandoned vehicle was found on a highway that appeared to be covered up with branches. "It's not an experience I want to go through again, but it was quite an experience to see everyone working together".

Global Israel freezes plan for mixed-gender Jewish prayer site at Western Wall
Author: 0 Israel freezes plan for mixed-gender Jewish prayer site at Western Wall

For egalitarian and mixed-gender Conservative and Reform prayers, however, a new space would be created at the southern wall, commonly known as Robinson's Arch. "We are not going to quietly accept this". The decision "delegitimizes the overwhelming majority of Jews on the planet", Jacobs said. "The decision of the government that will divide the Western Wall-which is the heart of the Jewish people-was fundamentally wrong and it is a good thing that it was stopped".

Author: 0 United States shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation

Tuesday's statement from the worldwide coalition stressed that the global effort remained focused on ISIS but said that coalition forces had the right to self-defense. Australia has six fighter jets based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that strike targets in Syria and Iraq. On Sunday a US F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 jet in the countryside west of the city of Raqqa .

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