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Monsoon may arrive in Mumbai by end of week: IMD

Monsoon may arrive in Mumbai by end of week: IMD

Under its influence, officials said, the pre-monsoon activity, which is being witnessed over the state, would subside and make way for the southwest monsoon during the initial days of June. The normal monsoon onset over Kerala is June 1 and since 2005, the IMD started to issue operational forecasts for the date. "In the wake of this tropical storm, the monsoon is likely to progress further over Kerala and parts of the northeastern states during the next 24-48 hours". Read More

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Former Trump campaign chairman provides Russia-related documents to intel panels

Former Trump campaign chairman provides Russia-related documents to intel panels

Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican on the intelligence panel, said Flynn's decision would not stop the committee's investigation, tweeting: "It is Mike Flynn's right to plead the 5th". The intelligence panels want Flynn to provide information on whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 US election and whether there was collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. Read More

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French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting

France would respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday while urging a stepped-up "partnership" with Moscow in fighting the Islamic State group in the country. The meeting was Macron's first with the Russian leader, and he appeared intent on introducing himself as a new factor for Russia to take into consideration on the European stage. Read More

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FBI declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight

FBI declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight

So even as Trump continues on his foreign trip this week, back in Washington the Russian Federation story shows no sign of going away. Congress, simultaneously with different federal agencies, is conducting several investigations to determine possible coordination between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin to interfere in the presidential election to hurt the chances of Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton . Read More

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US takes "full responsibility" for Manchester intelligence leaks - Tillerson

But the information sharing resumed quickly after U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke and Trump promised future information would be protected. The secretary is on his first official visit to the United Kingdom, a goodwill mission to show solidarity with Britain in the aftermath of the atrocity and an attempt to heal the rift caused by the leaks. Read More

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Manchester police seek clues in concert bomber's suitcase

Manchester police seek clues in concert bomber's suitcase

The race to round up a suspected network connected to the terrorist has seen a total of 16 arrests made in connection with the attack, although two people have since been released. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed the review to Sky News , calling it the "right first step". "It is right that MI5 take a look to find out what the facts are", she added. Read More

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Philippines forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippines forces make gains in southern city under siege

At least 65 militants have been killed and 15 Philippine troops, Ano said. No one answered so I thought they had been killed. Marawi , because of its Muslim-majority population, is known as "Islamic City". A video of several of the men was circulated online on Monday, showing them begging Duterte to stop military operations, otherwise they would be decapitated. Read More

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Christians Killed as Jihadists Aim to Transform Mindanao into Islamic State

Hapilon, who was recovering from wounds inflicted by an airstrike in January, is still hiding out in the city under the protection of gunmen who are desperately trying to find a way to extricate him, said Philippine military chief Gen. Smoke from burning houses is pictured in Marawi City due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group, in southern Philippines May 27, 2017. Read More

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Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about 'fake news'

Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about 'fake news'

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly defended Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner Sunday following reports that he had attempted to set up a backchannel of communications with Russian Federation. "So no, I would not be concerned about it". Yet as the President was said to have met with his own criminal defence lawyer who is helping him deal with the FBI's probe into possible collusion between his team and Moscow alleged effort to influence the election, increasing attention was ... Read More

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Ariana Grande releases full statement on Manchester terror attack

Ariana Grande releases full statement on Manchester terror attack

Twelve of the injured are under 16. They arrested the seventh man they believe to be connect to the attacks as they seek to stop a repeat attack from happening. Sources have told the BBC that officials suspect Abedi was a "mule" - carrying and sacrificing himself on the orders of others. It is unclear what, if any, involvement, Abedi's family might have had in the Manchester attack , but police are tracing the 22-year-old's path toward radicalization - and whom he might have come in ... Read More

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NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

The 450km launch was sacked from Wonsan in North Korea and was air bound for about six minutes before landing in an area between Japan's Sado and Oki Islands. "China and Russian Federation have reached a high degree of consensus on this issue". The North Korean regime under Kim Jong Un has continued to test short and long-range missiles defying global pressure to stand down including one from its closest partner, China. Read More

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Govt to take tougher line after missile launch

It was the third ballistic missile test-launch since South Korea's liberal President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10 pledging to engage with the reclusive neighbor in dialogue. North Korea , which also tested two nuclear devices a year ago, fired a short-range ballistic missile that flew about 280 miles and reached an altitude of about 75 miles, South Korea's military said. Read More

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Trump finds it's six against one on climate change

Trump finds it's six against one on climate change

Pulling out of the deal would arguably be the biggest unravel of Obama-era climate policies and may even cause the entire deal to collapse. Trump announced in a tweet Saturday that he would make his "final decision" this week on whether or not to keep the U.S.in the landmark accord in which nations agreed to work toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change . Read More

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Car bombing in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 22

The Isis ( Islamic State ) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remotely detonated explosives inside a parked auto. Iraqi commanders say the offensive, which recently entered its eight month, will mark the end of the Isis caliphate in Iraq , but concede the group will likely increase insurgent attacks in the wake of military defeats. Read More

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UK Labour leader Corbyn denies honoring Munich attack killer

But Brexit Secretary David Davis said Mrs May "brought it back to the fundamentals" over Britain's European Union exit, while Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Mr Corbyn's answers were "really worrying for security". Mrs May said that when she took office she felt the most important thing was to maintain "stability" in order to get on with Brexit, but that she had found that her opponents wanted to "frustrate" the process. Read More

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Putin, Macron recall czar's 1717 Paris visit

He is the first leader who was at the G7 summit to see Putin since that meeting, where other nations discussed Russian relations and worldwide alliances. The secretary-general of Le Pen's National Front party, Nicolas Bay, said Monday that "of course" Le Pen's contacts with Russian Federation continue and "there is no reason these contact wouldn't continue long-term". Read More

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Senate GOP Healthcare Working Group Hits Early Snags

Senate GOP Healthcare Working Group Hits Early Snags

Almost 18,000 Nevadans rely on Planned Parenthood's health services every year. "By decimating and underwriting Medicaid , you are forcing local taxpayers here in Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley to get stuck with the bill", Casey said. "The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is an evil bill that rips healthcare from 24 million Americans while handing $600 billion to the wealthy and big corporations". Read More

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Europe can't rely on US, says Merkel

Merkel added that the time has come for the continent when it "really must take our fate into our own hands". Despite the tense relations with the USA and UK, Merkel added that Europe's move towards self-reliance should be carried out "of course in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbors wherever that works". Read More

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Trump 'didn't cite Israel' as source of Isis intelligence

Trump made no comment about the Wall during the trip and avoided other controversial issues during his time in Israel . KEITH: And, he said, Netanyahu had assured him he wants peace, too. Breaking with American presidential administrations' longstanding support for two states, Trump said at the time, "I'm looking at two state and one state, and I like the one that both parties like". Read More

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Brazil president formally accused of conspiracy against corruption inquiry

Brazil president formally accused of conspiracy against corruption inquiry

Temer's office issued a statement saying: "President Michel Temer never solicited payments to obtain the silence of former deputy Eduardo Cunha ". Nationwide protests were planned on Sunday, with turnout likely proving an important barometer of the national mood. Yesterday, the Supreme Court released court filings in which Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot accused Temer and a senior senator of attempting to block a huge anti-corruption investigation known as " Car Wash ". Read More

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30K med shops to remain closed today

30K med shops to remain closed today

Chemists and druggists across the State will remain closed on Tuesday until midnight in support of the nationwide bandh called by the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD). They made a decision to go on with their strike despite home ministry's interference late Monday evening. Online sell of drugs should not be looked from the perspective of discount as long term and unrecoverable rights and security of customers should also be taken into consideration, Shinde said, ... Read More

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Trump is 'wide open' on Paris climate deal: Mattis

Putting a positive spin on it, French President Emmanuel Macron said he was sure Trump , who he praised as " pragmatist ", would back the deal having listened to his G7 counterparts. out of the deal. Perhaps the most historic global agreement on climate change is about to lose a member. Earlier on Saturday, the President tweeted from Italy that he would make his final decision next week as to whether the USA will remain in the Paris Accord. Read More

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Telecom services to become expensive under GST

Racing clubs, betting services and casinos will also attract 28% service tax . The government should realise countries like myanmar , thailand , singapore , Indonesia and others levy taxes ranging from 5 to 10 per cent. 28% Motorcycles, baby carriages and razors will face a 28 per cent rate. The GST council will meet again on June 3 in New Delhi to finalise residual issues before rolling out the uniform tax regime across the country on July 1. Read More

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Pope risks joke about Trump's size

Pope risks joke about Trump's size

The meeting between the leader of the free world and the head of the Catholic Church emphasised areas of agreement between the new administration and the Vatican . "We had a fantastic meeting". Melania, who is a Catholic, and daughter Ivanka were both dressed all in black with lace veils, in keeping with traditional protocol that is no longer obligatory for visiting female dignitaries. Read More

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Plea in SC for early govt decision on Jadhav's appeal

Plea in SC for early govt decision on Jadhav's appeal

Jadhav was detained on March 3, 2016 in Balochistan soon after which military released a confessional video of the spy in which he confessed to working to destabilise Pakistan with focus on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Attorney General Ausaf said he would take guidelines from the National Security Committee (NSC) on the Kulbhushan Jadhav matter. To another query, he said Pakistani court has provided justice to Indian woman Uzma, who was forced to marry a Pakistani man at gun ... Read More

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Search continues in Punjab's Pathankot as suspicious bag found

Search continues in Punjab's Pathankot as suspicious bag found

Security forces found no trace of the owner of the three abandoned bags containing Army uniforms was found near Mamun cantonment in Pathankot Sunday night. An Air Force station in Pathankot was attacked in January a year ago by heavily armed terrorists who sneaked into India from Pakistan. Seven people were killed in the attack before the terrorists were neutralised. Read More

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Does Jared Kushner yearn for return to his old, cushier life?

Does Jared Kushner yearn for return to his old, cushier life?

After maintaining a limited social-media presence throughout his nine-day trip, President Donald Trump unleashed a flurry of tweets , lashing out at what he called the " fake news " media and focusing heavily on leaks. "The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday in Munich. A small team of senior White House officials and Cuban officials met quietly in Canada and the Vatican for over a year in order to keep the ... Read More

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South African ruling party debates fate of president

South African ruling party debates fate of president

His term as South Africa's head of state runs until 2019. This was the first ANC NEC meeting since President Jacob Zuma's controversial cabinet reshuffle. City Press reported that a series of leaked emails purportedly show a draft of an email by Zuma's son Duduzane, asking that the United Arab Emirates support his plan to set up a second family home there. Read More

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