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Global United Kingdom govt to invest £246m in battery tech
Author: 0 United Kingdom govt to invest £246m in battery tech

The investment, called the Faraday Challenge by the government, aims to ensure that the United Kingdom builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries. As per the government, the most promising research coming out of the virtual Battery Institute will be taken closer to the market via collaborative research and development contests that will be led by Innovate UK.

Global Taliban Kidnaps at Least 60, Kills 7 in Southern Afghanistan
Author: 0 Taliban Kidnaps at Least 60, Kills 7 in Southern Afghanistan

The area is remote, and telephone communication is sporadic, he said in a telephone interview from the provincial capital of Ferozkoh. It's believed all the dead are military or police personnel, he said. Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other militant groups are actively operating, including the militants belonging to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

Global Emre Can is in contract talks with Liverpool
Author: 0 Emre Can is in contract talks with Liverpool

Can's wage demands have reportedly hampered talks between the German and Liverpool , but the midfielder insisted in March that this was not the case. "We want to keep him and we are having good talks". Marković was given a run out against both Tranmere and Wigan in the Reds' domestic pre-season fixtures but it seems as if this was nothing more than a chance to be displayed in the metaphorical shop window.

Global Flight operations under govt Hajj scheme commence
Author: 0 Flight operations under govt Hajj scheme commence

The Biman flight took off at 7:55am. The first batch of pilgrims reached Saudi Arabia today to perform hajj - the largest religious congregation of the Muslims. The number of return flights will be 169. As many as 86,500 Iranian pilgrims will travel to the kingdom for Hajj this year. Of them, 4,230 pilgrims will perform Hajj under the government management.

Global IIFL Holdings Q1 net jumps 44 pc to Rs 198 cr
Author: 0 IIFL Holdings Q1 net jumps 44 pc to Rs 198 cr

Total income earned rose 14.81 percent from Rs 22,185.3 crore to Rs 19,322.63 crore in the sorresponding quarter a year ago. Total revenue also grew 43.46 per cent to Rs 1,478.46 crore as against Rs 1,030.54 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago.

Global Russian Ambassador To US Concludes Assignment
Author: 0 Russian Ambassador To US Concludes Assignment

But The Post later reported that Sessions, who served as a top foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, met with Kislyak at least twice previous year. As he has before, Trump also reiterated on Twitter his view that Hillary Clinton's campaign should be under greater scrutiny, and he contended that his son Donald Trump Jr.

Global Two killed, 19 injured in explosion near Arfa Karim Tower Lahore
Author: 0 Two killed, 19 injured in explosion near Arfa Karim Tower Lahore

As of now, the entire area has been cordoned off and also forensic teams have reached the spot to gather evidence by which the nature of the explosion will be determined. An emergency has been declared in all nearby hospitals. Five of the injured are in critical condition, hospital sources said. A building was being demolished when the incident took place.

Global Jeremy Corbyn backs BBC's female stars in pay gap row
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn backs BBC's female stars in pay gap row

BBC director general Tony Hall has said that the United Kingdom public broadcaster needs to do more to fix the problem of the gender pay gap that hit headlines last week after it revealed the salaries of its top stars. Education Secretary Justine Greening, who handles matters involving women and equality, told Sky News on Sunday it is " impossible not to be shocked " by the BBC's pay disparity.

Global UGC NET 2017: Official notification to be out today at cbsenet
Author: 0 UGC NET 2017: Official notification to be out today at cbsenet

The National Eligibility Test is conducted twice every year all over the country. The candidates who qualify for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) can pursue research in their post graduation stream or a related subject. This year the exam will be conducted on 5th of November 2017, by CBSE. The last date for payment of fee is on August 31, 2017. The UGC issued a statement earlier this month, saying that changes have been introduced in the qualifying criteria for the NET.

Global Pandher, Surinder Koli get death penalty in Nithari girl killing case
Author: 0 Pandher, Surinder Koli get death penalty in Nithari girl killing case

The horiffic Nithari killings took place in 2005 and 2006 after minor girls, young women and children disappeared mysteriously from around Pandher's Sector 31 residence in Noida. She was beheaded, and the head along with her garments were thrown in the drain behind Pandher's residence. Afterwards, her identity was substantiated after her DNA samples were matched with her parents.

Global Trump's White House has a new press team
Author: 0 Trump's White House has a new press team

US President Donald Trump's former press secretary Sean Spicer has said he left his position on Friday because he wanted to give his successors "a clean slate to start from". Scaramucci then admitted the "somebody" was the president. "We're not researching the issue, because the issue of pardons is not on the table", Sekulow said.

Global Sri Lanka navy rescues elephants washed out to sea
Author: 0 Sri Lanka navy rescues elephants washed out to sea

Pictures show elephants in distress, struggling to keep their trunks out of the water in the deep water to 1 km offshore. Navy officials say the animals were probably swept out while they were crossing a shallow lagoon. Patrol boats and a diving team were all involved in the rescue, with the elephants released back on shore to ensure they got into no further trouble.

Author: 0 Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti provides Ivan Perisic transfer boost

The Inter boss doesn't state what their valuation is but the Mirror claim the Serie A outfit are holding out for a fee in the region of £50m for the 28-year-old winger. Should United get a deal for Perisic over the line, it'll be interesting to see whether the winger can displace current United first-team player Anthony Martial and cement his place in Jose Mourinho's United starting line-up.

Global Iran and Iraq Sign New Military Cooperation Deal
Author: 0 Iran and Iraq Sign New Military Cooperation Deal

Larijani and Shamkhani both emphasized the importance of "unity" between the two countries, while Larijani informed al-Hayali about the importance of preserving Iraqi unity "because if it wasn't for the emergence of political differences, ISIS would not have been able to penetrate there".

Global Spicer Admits Resignation Linked to Appointment of New Communications Chief
Author: 0 Spicer Admits Resignation Linked to Appointment of New Communications Chief

In a Twitter post , he said it was an honor for him to be the first guest on the Christian political show, CBN reported. "Did he change anyone's mind?" "I think certainly by the end of the year", Priebus answered. Both were once Democrats. GONYEA: Scaramucci, ever the Wall Street guy, closed his tribute to Spicer with this. Once he became a Republican, however, he was slow to support Trump .

Global At least five injured in horror 'chainsaw attack'
Author: 0 At least five injured in horror 'chainsaw attack'

By Monday afternoon, Swiss police had identified the suspect, whom they described as being about 6.2 feet with a bald head and an unkempt appearance. Speaking at a press conference in the last hour, authorities have confirmed that of the five people attacked, two are seriously injured.

Global Five Congress MPs suspended for throwing papers in Lok Sabha
Author: 0 Five Congress MPs suspended for throwing papers in Lok Sabha

Opposition members, however, demanded a discussion on the issue. Some of these members had picked up papers from the Lok Sabha Secretariat staffers' table and had torn and thrown them, Mahajan said, adding that all this had happened despite her agreeing to a discussion on the issue.

Global Antonio Conte hails Cesc Fabregas as 'great example' to Chelsea squad
Author: 0 Antonio Conte hails Cesc Fabregas as 'great example' to Chelsea squad

Pedro failed to get up for a few minutes following the incident before he was helped off the pitch by the Chelsea medical staff and then taken to hospital. Last season, the Spanish worldwide scored 20 goals in all competitions for Los Blancos and won La Liga title as well as the UEFA Champions League trophy.

Global Iraqi foreign minister not sure about fate of 39 missing Indians
Author: 0 Iraqi foreign minister not sure about fate of 39 missing Indians

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh was sent to Iraq days after the Iraqi prime minister announced victory in the fight to liberate Mosul. After meeting Swaraj at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, the Iraqi foreign minsiter will meet Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan at Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shastri Bhawan.

Global People won't be blinded by baseless allegations against PML-N: Shehbaz
Author: 0 People won't be blinded by baseless allegations against PML-N: Shehbaz

The apex court is likely to announce its verdict in the sensitive Panama Papers case against Sharif in the coming week. Both sides are anxiously expecting the verdict of the country's highest court, which last week received a report from a group charged with investigating the allegations against Sharif and three of his children.

Global A Hot and Humid Weekend Ends with Scattered Storms
Author: 0 A Hot and Humid Weekend Ends with Scattered Storms

A few storms could be strong with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and small hail. Good evening! Looking at a mainly dry evening for the area, with only a 10% chance of an isolated shower or storm through 10pm. Forecast: Tonight: Mostly Clear and Mild. The start of the work week is off to a mostly cloudy start with scattered showers and storms - which will help keep temperatures slightly cooler in the upper 80s and low 90s.

Global Schumer: Dems didn't 'tell people what we stood for' in 2016
Author: 0 Schumer: Dems didn't 'tell people what we stood for' in 2016

In a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, 52% of those surveyed said that the Democratic party "just stands against Trump", while only 37% said the Democrats actually stand for something. Democrats need a net gain of 24 seats to retake the majority in the House. "And this is the first time we're going to have it, and our party is going to be unified".

Global McCain at home after brain cancer diagnosis
Author: 0 McCain at home after brain cancer diagnosis

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) attends the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. on May 23, 2017. Doctors identified the aggressive brain tumor after McCain, 80, had cranial surgery to remove a blood clot near his left eye. McCain's doctors said he was recovering from surgery well, and praised his underlying health as excellent.

Global Ryanair profit rises 55%, beating expectations
Author: 0 Ryanair profit rises 55%, beating expectations

Passenger numbers also increased, rising 12% year-on-year to 35 million, while the load factor, a gauge of the number of seats filled on each plane, increased two percentage points to 96%. The Irish budget carrier warned investors that it might lower fares by about 8 per cent later this year. Low-priced rivals easyJet and Wizz Air have both in recent weeks warned that average fare levels would continue to be under pressure over the key summer period.

Global DySP lynching case; 20 held so far: IG Munir Khan
Author: 0 DySP lynching case; 20 held so far: IG Munir Khan

Gilkar and his associates Aaqib Gul and Javaid Ahmad Shiekh were killed in an overnight gunbattle with security forces in the Redbugh area of Budgam on July 12. The investigation is still on absolutely in the right manner. The incident received widespread condemnation across all sections of the society. DSP Ayub Pandith was on security duty and was coordinating with his men, a group of people countered him and asked him to prove his identity, which he resisted to.

Global Donald Trump's legal team denies it is looking into presidential pardon
Author: 0 Donald Trump's legal team denies it is looking into presidential pardon

Trump called it a leak and went on to state that they must stop. Trump defended his son in one of the tweets , saying he "openly gave his emails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 emails!" President Trump thinks he can do a lot of things just because he is president.

Global Trump taunts states, like Arizona, that denied voter data to task force
Author: 0 Trump taunts states, like Arizona, that denied voter data to task force

On July 3, the rights group Electronic Privacy Information Center sued to block the request from President Donald Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for data from all 50 states, including registered voters' names, voting history, political party affiliations, addresses, birth dates and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.

Global Trump Jr. adds to legal team ahead of Senate meeting
Author: 0 Trump Jr. adds to legal team ahead of Senate meeting

Trump savaged Sessions in a New York Times interview this week, for having recused himself from the Russian Federation probe which POTUS called "very unfair to the President". "Obviously the meeting with Donald Jr. and the several Russians that we now know were in that meeting". The White House disclosed in March that Kushner met with Kislyak at Trump Tower in December 2016, in addition to seeing Kislyak when he attended an April 2016 campaign speech in Washington.

Global Abortion restrictions in health bill questioned
Author: 0 Abortion restrictions in health bill questioned

Vice President Mike Pence would cast a tie-breaking vote. A new official analysis released Wednesday finds that repealing many provisions of Obamacare would cause dramatic consequences that include an explosion in the number of people without health insurance, shocking premium hikes and most of the country being unable to buy individual health plans.

Global What Did He Say? Trump's Stern Health Care Lecture to Senate GOP
Author: 0 What Did He Say? Trump's Stern Health Care Lecture to Senate GOP

Premiums would double by 2026 as well. It would also defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Four Republicans came out against it by Monday, leaving McConnell without the necessary majority he needed to advance the bill . Additionally, without people being required to have insurance, there would be little to no financial incentive for some coverage providers to offer individual policies.

Global New portrait released to mark Prince George's 4th birthday
Author: 0 New portrait released to mark Prince George's 4th birthday

The sweet picture of the princess was taken by her mother, a keen photographer, at their home in rural Norfolk, Anmer Hall. The Duchess, who was accompanied by Prince William , looked effortlessly stylish in a sunflower yellow A-line cut dress for a visit to the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, Germany .

Global The Full Avengers: Infinity War Comic-Con Poster!
Author: 0 The Full Avengers: Infinity War Comic-Con Poster!

You'll notice one of the posters showcases Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) ditching her red hair in favor of a much lighter color. Russo issued a warning for fans who are heavily invested in the Avengers: Be prepared for some heartbreaking deaths. This is an omen, if anything, and fans should prepare themselves to part with their favorites come May next year, when the film will be released.

Global Senate Will Hold Another Health Care Vote Next Week
Author: 0 Senate Will Hold Another Health Care Vote Next Week

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn told reporters the bill would likely be put up for a vote on Tuesday. Real people will be hurt and killed by this action. Trump threatened Republicans who have opposed the bill, warning that they could get voted out of office by constituents expecting them to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Global Prince George : New official portrait chewable for her 4th birthday
Author: 0 Prince George : New official portrait chewable for her 4th birthday

Meanwhile, Prince George was hamming it up for the cameras, shots that will prove #travelgoals on his Instagram , we're sure. The second in line to the throne made the pledge during a two-state visit to Poland and Germany with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte .

Global Led coalition strikes last ISIS stronghold in Iraq's Tel Afar
Author: 0 Led coalition strikes last ISIS stronghold in Iraq's Tel Afar

Lorenz Haase, senior public prosecutor in Dresden, said he could confirm the teenager, Linda Wenzel, had been "located and identified in Iraq" and was receiving consular support but could not say anything on her exact circumstances. She added: "I just want to go home to my family". The girl reportedly was wounded in her left thigh and right knee during an unspecified helicopter attack.

Global Polish president unexpectedly vetoes judiciary reform
Author: 0 Polish president unexpectedly vetoes judiciary reform

The bill on judicial overhaul that will remove Supreme Court judges was approved by the Polish Senate on Saturday. The signature of Andrzej Duda, the president, is the last requirement for the new measures to become law and he is due to meet the head of the supreme court today for talks.

Global Heavy Rain Friday - And Saturday Morning, Weather Service Says
Author: 0 Heavy Rain Friday - And Saturday Morning, Weather Service Says

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Tucson area and Southeast Arizona that is in effect until midnight. Excessive rainfall could cause more flash flooding in the region, with the heaviest rainfall expected Friday and Saturday nights.

Global Kislyak Ends Term As Russia's Ambassador To Washington
Author: 0 Kislyak Ends Term As Russia's Ambassador To Washington

Kislyak's successor has not been announced, although it is widely expected to be Anatoly Antonov, a deputy foreign minister and former deputy defense minister seen as a hardliner regarding the United States . Kislyak also served as Moscow's ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and to Belgium and was Russia's deputy foreign minister from 2003-08.

Global Trump Jr., Manafort Reach Agreement to Avoid Public Hearing
Author: 0 Trump Jr., Manafort Reach Agreement to Avoid Public Hearing

The President also had words for Republican senators who have not been able to agree on a way forward to repeal and replace former president Barack Obama's healthcare law , the Affordable Care Act, which has become known as Obamacare and which Mr Trump promised to do away with.

Global China urges India to pull back its troops to resolve border standoff
Author: 0 China urges India to pull back its troops to resolve border standoff

The Chinese defence ministry on Monday (24 July) issued a new warning to neighbour India amid ongoing border standoff that began about two months ago over a disputed area near the China-Bhutan border. Both countries share a 3,500-kilometer (2,174-mile) border, much of it contested, and China is a key partner of Pakistan, India's archrival. And that India's ambassador to Beijing is leading the effort to find a way for both sides to back down without losing face.

Global Trump says Comey tried to 'leverage' dossier
Author: 0 Trump says Comey tried to 'leverage' dossier

The president said he interpreted that information as a threat. Rosenstein previously criticized Comey in a memo blasting his behavior as the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which Trump later used to defend the director's sudden dismissal.

Global Mafia Capitale, assolti i due calabresi coinvolti nell'inchiesta
Author: 0 Mafia Capitale, assolti i due calabresi coinvolti nell'inchiesta

Per il procuratore capo Giuseppe Pignatone , per l'aggiunto Paolo Ielo e per i sostituti Luca Tescaroli e Giuseppe Cascini, non ci sono dubbi: Carminati e Buzzi potevano contare su una rete di politici locali e personaggi minori che erano, di fatto, al "libro paga" dell'organizzazione.

Global More attacks likely in Southeast Asia after Marawi
Author: 0 More attacks likely in Southeast Asia after Marawi

Clashes between the army and militants linked to the self-claimed Islamic State (IS) have taken place in Marawi city with over 200,000 people for more than two months, claiming more than 550 lives. Authorities in the Philippines did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The risks won't end when the military declares victory (in Marawi ).

Global Space scientist UR Rao, former ISRO chief, passes away
Author: 0 Space scientist UR Rao, former ISRO chief, passes away

According to the ISRO website, under UR Rao's guidance, beginning with the first Indian satellite "Aryabhata" in 1975, over 18 satellites were designed and launched for providing communication, remote sensing and meteorological services. Rao has held several top positions over the years, including at foreign universities. Interestingly, Rao had then said, "I thought I will get this (Padma Vibhushan) posthumously".

Global Mandela's widow to sue doctor over book on his health
Author: 0 Mandela's widow to sue doctor over book on his health

In a statement released by her foundation on Friday, Machel "condemned" the book. The Nelson Mandela Foundation refused to comment on the matter. Graca Machel says she's considering suing Durban-born Dr Vejay Ramkalan who published the book, Mandela's Last Years , which claims to be the true story of Madiba's final journey.

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