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India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

Amid complete shutdown, authorities imposed curfew and restrictions in different parts of Valley to maintain law and order. The official said tough restrictions also remained in place in Anantnag town of south Kashmir . Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Munir Khan said the situation across the Valley remained under control. No injury was reported till filing of this report. Read More

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Mamata Banerjee says she will challenge the beef ban, calls it unconstitutional

Mamata Banerjee says she will challenge the beef ban, calls it unconstitutional

The chief minister said, "the government can not decide what we eat and I request the centre not to interfere". "It is completely unethical and undemocratic as Centre is trying to infringe upon the rights of the state government ". Democracy should continue. Secularism should stay", she asserted. Vijayan and Banerjee have a point. "Items in the concurrent list is an area where the opinion of the states are as important as that of the Centre". Read More

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Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

Palestinian chief negotiator and Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Saeb Erekat , speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Jericho on February 15, 2017. The new cable vehicle tourism project will stretch from Jerusalem's First Station cultural complex to the Old City's Dung Gate, Netanyahu said. He called on countries, which he said are allowing Israel to undertake "illegal actions", to hold it accountable. Read More

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Under Fire, Trump Belatedly Responds To Portland Anti-Muslim Attack

He wrote an open letter to Trump on Facebook, saying the attack may not fit into the president's campaign message that often singled out crimes by an undocumented immigrant or "radical Islamic terrorist". As a presidential candidate, Trump deemed a judge unfit to rule on a case involving Trump University because he is of Mexican descent. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes in Portland and the loved ones they left behind". Read More

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Decoding Donald Trump's body language at the G7 Summit

Decoding Donald Trump's body language at the G7 Summit

Trump's failure to commit to honoring Article 5 if a United States ally is attacked has come as Russian Federation has become more militarily assertive. for their defence". British Interior Minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday that the leak was "irritating" as the US media outlets named the attacker, adding that she had made clear to the United States that the incident should not happen again. Read More

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Abbas meeting reveals no details on reviving peace talks

Abbas meeting reveals no details on reviving peace talks

The so-called two-state solution - meaning an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel - has always been the basis of USA policy but Trump suggested in February he was no longer wedded to it. While both Netanyahu and Abbas have made positive noises about their readiness to negotiate, both also face domestic constraints on their freedom to maneuver and strike a deal. Read More

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Ariana Grande postpones six shows following Manchester Arena attack

Ariana Grande postpones six shows following Manchester Arena attack

On Wednesday, representative for Ariana Grande said that she suspended her concert after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert. Eight suspects are now in detention on United Kingdom soil in connection with the blast, for which the ISIS group has claimed responsibility, while police in Libya have detained the father and brother of 22-year-old suicide bomber Salman Abedi . Read More

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Watch Trump shove the prime minister of Montenegro out of the way

Watch Trump shove the prime minister of Montenegro out of the way

This surge in support should create the political conditions in Europe for all members to meet the 2 percent target, but Trump's comments risk being counterproductive. "For example I really think that by being vague about Article 5 Trump essentially killed the nuclear deterrent that the U.S. provides for Europe". British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published . Read More

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Pontiff prays for victims of recent terrorist attacks

A prominent Egyptian blogger going by the name "The Big Pharaoh" said that al-Sisi for using the ISIS attack in Egypt as "a pretext for striking the Mujahideen Council in Derna" and intervening in Libya . IS terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack earlier on Saturday. At least two Tinley Park residents are among the victims of an attack Friday by Islamic militants on a bus taking Christians to a remote desert monastery in Egypt. Read More

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Make way for 'Evergreen Revolution', says PM Modi

Make way for 'Evergreen Revolution', says PM Modi

We have this vision", Prime Minister Modi said after inaugurating the bridge named after legendary Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika . Only the Indian Government is the one which honours Indian artists. The bridge which will be inaugurated today, is nearly 9.15-km-long from Dhola to Sadiya is built over the Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra . Read More

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Chelsea Manning released after almost 7 years in prison

LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS - Chelsea Manning walked out of a USA military prison on Wednesday, seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks in the largest breach of classified information in United States history. Manning was known as Bradley Manning when she was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013. She looks forward to surviving and living her life in the outside world. Read More

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'Furious' UK reportedly stops sharing intelligence with US following Manchester attack leak

A 30-year-old man is arrested in Moss Side, an area of Manchester which has been associated with social deprivation and gangs. Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, and brother, Hashim, are the two arrests in Libya. Police are rushing to uncover the network thought to have helped Abedi, and to retrace his steps prior to the attack. His father too had been a militia member before he'd chose to flee the country when an arrest warrant was issued against him. Read More

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Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

After returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over his advisers' ties to Russian Federation, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner, his indispensable aide-de-camp. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", he said on ABC's "This Week" programme. "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing and, again, it comes back to ... Read More

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Police arrest man on English south coast in bombing inquiry

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson asked in a statement . 'Where did you see him with it during that time?' "We have no reason to believe the case and its contents contain anything unsafe, but would ask people to be cautious", he said, calling on the public with information about the whereabouts of the case to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline. Read More

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Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

Mrs Merkel did not specifically mention Mr Trump but quoted a 1963 speech by former President John F. Kennedy in Frankfurt, where he told the audience "those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future". "She is testing the waters for a more forthcoming policy towards France". Berlin fears the British government still has unrealistic expectations about Brexit . Read More

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Macron meets Putin in Versailles

He added: "President Putin has also indicated to me that he has taken several initiatives on the subject of LGBT people in Chechnya , with measures aiming to bring out the whole truth on the actions of the local authorities and to fix the most sensitive issues". Read More

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US President Donald Trump to decide on Paris accord next week

Meanwhile, the other G7 nations, Canada, France, Germany, Italy Japan and Britain, as well as the Presidents of the European Council and Commission got behind the measure. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not". Abandoning the Paris agreement would carry a high political cost internationally, with Europe, Canada, China and Japan all strongly committed to the deal. Read More

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1500 feet of California highway blocked by slide

Caltrans District 5 reported that tons of debris covered the road, in some places 35 to 40 feet deep. The agency's spokeswoman, Susana Cruz, told the San Luis Obispo Tribune it is the largest known mudslide in the state's history. Kirk Gafill, president of the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce and owner of the historic Nepenthe Restaurant, said the landslide may be a blessing in disguise as it has potential to stable the land the Caltrans was looking forward to shoring up. Read More

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Arrests as IS claims Jakarta attacks

Arrests as IS claims Jakarta attacks

The police said one the two explosions was at a bus shelter while another went off near a parking lot about 10m away. Indonesia has suffered a series of mostly low-level attacks by Islamic State sympathizers in the last 17 months, but Wasisto said police had not confirmed any Islamist motive for Wednesday's bombing. Read More

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Kerala to call all-party meet on cattle slaughter law

Kerala to call all-party meet on cattle slaughter law

Against all the culprits the FIR is registered. In the aftermath of this incident, several photographs of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi accompanying Mukutty are being widely shared on social media by BJP sympathisers. The Congress also slammed the BJP for trying to play "regressive politics of polarisation" and accused it of indulging in "doublespeak and deception". Read More

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Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

A fourth minute goal from Alexis Sanchez and a pinpoint header from Ramsey in the 78th did not tell the whole story of Arsenal's high tempo 2-1 victory. Chelsea started the second half with more tempo and Footballer of the Year N'Golo Kante warmed David Ospina's fingers with a deflected drive from distance before Moses brought a fine save from Ospina after Costa played him in. Read More

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US, EU chew over widening laptop ban on flights

US, EU chew over widening laptop ban on flights

Concerns have also been raised over the potential fire risk from storing large stocks of electronics in checked luggage.U.S. anti-terror officials are looking at other areas "not exclusively Europe ", David Lapan, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security , told reporters in Washington on Tuesday. Read More

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NDP gets Green support to form minority government in British Columbia

NDP gets Green support to form minority government in British Columbia

Weaver said Friday he was very close to making a deal with either the Liberals or the New Democrats on forming a new minority government in B.C. In an emailed statement, Clark said that it was crucial the B.C. The Greens and NDP have supported a system of proportional representation that accounts for the number of seats each party gets in the legislature based on their percentage of the popular vote. Read More

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Controversial win for Team NZ

Five challenging teams; Land Rover BAR , Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan , Groupama Team France and Emirates Team New Zealand , had their chance to enhance their positions on the leaderboard. Oracle recovered from a bad start against Land Rover BAR and passed the Brits about halfway through the race. The fastest America's Cup in history got off to a storming start today in Bermuda, with top teams racing at more than 40 knots in just 10-12 knots of true wind. Read More

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Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

The U.K.'s Liberal Democrats call for a second Brexit referendum in their election manifesto , as well as preserving free movement and remaining in the single market. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron on board the battlebus following a General Election campaign visit to the Happy Heart Cafe in Solihull. 'We want to give all our children a brighter future in a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative ... Read More

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British police in race to find Manchester terror network

British police in race to find Manchester terror network

Images of the Manchester bomber taken moments before Monday's massacre were released late on Saturday as a wave of arrests fuelled hope that further terror threats had been quelled. British counter-terror chief Mark Rowley said Friday that police had captured "a large part of the network" linked to the bombing. On Saturday, police said they had identified the location where they believe Abedi assembled the bomb which was used in the attack. Read More

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