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Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar

Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar

It's a change in tone for a president who had seemed to welcome the crisis brewing among America's Mideast allies. Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan are predominantly Sunni countries like Saudi Arabia. A military plane serving the campaign against ISIS takes off or lands at the Al Udeid air base approximately every ten minutes, according to the U.S. Read More

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Monsoon to be better, says IMD in its revised forecast

Monsoon to be better, says IMD in its revised forecast

The seasonal average monsoon rainfall for the June to September period, based on 1951-2000 data, is 890mm. During the kharif sowing months of July and August, rainfall is likely to be 96 per cent and 99 per cent, respectively. However, the model readings now indicate neutral ENSO conditions are likely till end of this year. "Some worldwide models show the possibility of El Nino in the latter half of the year, but there may be no occurrence of the phenomenon", said the IMD official. Read More

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Russian fighter jet Su-27 intercepts US B-52 bomber over Baltic

Russian fighter jet Su-27 intercepts US B-52 bomber over Baltic

B-52 bomber and escorted it until it flew further away from the border. The appearance of the B-52, a long-range bomber that first went into service in the 1950s, irked Moscow . Russia's Defence Ministry identified the plane as a P-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft. "At about 12:30 pm Moscow time on June 6, Russia's aerospace monitoring means detected an aircraft over the neutral waters of the Barents Sea performing a flight along the state border of the Russian Federation with its ... Read More

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Egypt shooting: ISIS claims massacre of 29

Egypt shooting: ISIS claims massacre of 29

On Saturday, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry stressed that that Cairo had all information and evidence about the training of extremists who had been involved in the terror acts in Egypt in the camps targeted by the strikes. After a visit to Egypt last month by Pope Francis , the Islamic State vowed to escalate attacks against Christians and urged Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and Western embassies. Read More

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May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hit out at Corbyn later, saying: "There is no point in having a nuclear weapon unless you are willing in principle to deploy it". Keir Starmer ( Labour's Brexit spokesman) is one of the leading lawyers of this country. Police have been investigating whether a Conservative election "battle bus" which visited constituencies had been properly declared under electoral laws. Read More

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President Trump delays move to shift USA embassy to Jerusalem

Trump administration officials say he was still in favor of relocating the embassy but was being cautious not to provoke the Palestinians amid a renewed US-led push for Israeli-Palestinian peace accords. President Donald Trump has temporarily waived a law requiring the U.S.to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. "President Trump made this decision to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, fulfilling his solemn obligation to defend ... Read More

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Russian Federation 'brazenly interfered in our election — Ex CIA Chief

Russian Federation 'brazenly interfered in our election — Ex CIA Chief

Brennan, while testifying at a hearing of the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, said it became clear last summer that Russian Federation was attempting to interfere in the election. The Senate Intelligence Committee has stepped up its investigative efforts of the Trump campaign by asking for all of its communications records. American spies collected information previous year on conversations that focused on Paul Manafort, then the Trump campaign chairman, and ... Read More

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Netanyahu: Israel to Keep Security Control Over West Bank

In the 1967 war, Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and subsequently annexed east Jerusalem , in a move never recognised by the worldwide community. The settlements, which are deemed illegal under global law, are widely seen as a key obstacle to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. "We do not have a partner we can trust", Stern told The Media Line, stating that he does not believe peace is not a part of Palestinian Authority's national interest, and cited Palestinian ... Read More

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One Love Manchester tribute concert

Then I saw footage on TV of Her Majesty The Queen visiting the wounded in Manchester hospitals, and in my heightened state of indignant fury, I wondered where the hell you were? Ariana Grande's star-studded One Love Manchester benefit concert proved to be a night of healing and joy, but one performer was noticeably absent from its lineup. Read More

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First victim of London attacks named as Chrissy Archibald

First victim of London attacks named as Chrissy Archibald

Volunteer your time and labor or donate to a homeless shelter. "She would have no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death", they said in a statement. Some pledged to make donations to shelters, soup kitchens and other community groups. "As bad all of this is", says Christiansen, wiping away tears, "Chrissy would love #ChrissySentMe". Read More

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N.Korea rejects S.Korea group's offer for malaria help

A South Korean civic group said Monday that North Korea has rejected its offer to provide anti-malaria supplies to protest Seoul's support of fresh United Nations sanctions on the country. Yoon said Wee instead initially planned to verbally report about the four launchers but didn't do so. "That's why we're here", Mr Tillerson said. Read More

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Ranking US diplomat in China resigns

The two sides agreed to establish the California-China Clean Technology Partnership created to drive innovation and commercialisation in areas such as carbon capture and storage, as well as advanced information technology that could help cut greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

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Trump lashes out at London mayor -- again

Trump lashes out at London mayor -- again

He also used the attack to comment about U.S. gun rights. No matter how petty your rhetoric, though, there's always one man to make you look good: Jeffrey Lord. The article goes on to fact check Trump's recent statements on attacks overseas, including last week's shooting in the Philippines which he wrongly referred to as a " terrorist attack". Read More

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U.S. urged to act upon its own human rights

U.S. urged to act upon its own human rights

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said that she will make the formal decision on whether or not to withdraw after a three-week long meeting in Geneva . The letter followed public statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the United States will leave the Council if it does not reform. Read More

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Trump Has Made the 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change

Amid furious worldwide criticism of Trump's decision on Thursday to quit the Paris climate agreement , White House spokesmen had refused on Friday to say whether the president even believed the climate was changing. Most Americans believe the United States should take "aggressive action" to fight climate change, but few see it as a priority issue when compared with the economy or security, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. Read More

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Congress Working Committee meeting underway at Sonia Gandhi's residence

Congress Working Committee meeting underway at Sonia Gandhi's residence

Gandhi said it was imperative for the government to address the crisis and that it "corrects its flawed approach, works in earnest to rebuild and restore normalcy to regain the trust of the people". After the election process is complete by October 15, the plenary session of AICC - the venue for the ceremonial felicitation of the new Congress president - will be held to elect CWC members. Read More

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UK police release people arrested after London attack without charge

UK police release people arrested after London attack without charge

Redouane was not known to the police. "Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has any information about these men that may assist them with the investigation", Met Police added. with Iran, ISIS MORE is wrong". One of the arrested men and one woman have since been released. He led the three who ploughed into pedestrians before stabbing people in pubs, bars and restaurants. Read More

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USA states, cities step in to fill Trump Paris exit

USA states, cities step in to fill Trump Paris exit

Trump's decision to exit the landmark Paris climate agreement - a pact signed by more than 190 countries around the world - faced widespread criticism last week from USA allies, major companies and mayors of numerous US cities, all of whom underscored their commitment to what they called the necessary task of combating climate change . Read More

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Coal Mining in America

But these mines are opening largely because of events unrelated to federal policy, NPR reported . A slight rise in natural gas prices has helped coal take back market share in the USA power sector. President Barack Obama's totally voluntary pledge to reduce USA carbon emissions was killing the coal industry, he said , and by taking off the pressure from the (again, totally voluntary) commitment to carbon reduction goals, coal industry jobs would come roaring back. Read More

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Kabul funeral explosions leave at least six dead

Lawmakers and high-profile government officials attended the funeral, including officials from Mohammad Alam Izadyar's Jamiat-e Islami party, Rasmussen said. Public anger has mounted after an explosives-laden sewage tanker detonated in Kabul's diplomatic quarter on Wednesday, killing 90 people and wounding hundreds of others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001. Read More

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

Throughout the 1970s and the 1980s Noriega was able to manipulate U.S. policy toward his country, while skillfully accumulating near-absolute power in Panama", the subcommittee concluded at the time. on the CIA's payroll, seen as an opponent of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. That election had been a precondition for the United States to hand back control of the Panama Canal . Read More

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Trump says Arab leaders complained about Qatar

Qatar is home to global airline Qatar Airways and many airports in the Gulf region are major hubs for worldwide connecting flights. President Donald Trump appeared to take credit for the decision of major Gulf nations to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, an important USA ally, putting his stamp of approval on the move despite Pentagon and State Department attempts to remain neutral. Read More

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What happened in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial

What happened in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial

Constand claims Cosby gave her three pills which he convinced her were herbal. After briefly losing consciousness, she came round as Cosby was touching her private parts, she testified. Pennsylvania prosecutors brought criminal charges against Cosby in late 2015, just days before the statute of limitations was to run out. But only Constand's claims have resulted in criminal charges. Read More

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Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan

Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan

The three men were shot dead by officers outside a pub in the vicinity after police opened fire with an unrivalled torrent of 50 bullets. Trump's controversial tweet came after Khan released a statement telling Londoners there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the increased police presence in the city in the days following the attack . Read More

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NC governor backing Paris deal despite Trump

Speaking at a clean energy forum in Beijing , Brown added that China was capable of driving world standards for automobile emissions. The acting United States ambassador to China has resigned over President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate accord, according to media reports on Tuesday. Read More

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Cyclone Mora claims 7 lives in Bangladesh

A cyclone named Mora struck the island of Teknaf and Saint Martin in the coastal Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar. Omar Farukh, a community leader in Kutapalong camp, said conditions were dire: "Now we're in the open air". The border area is also home to refugee camps for Rohingyas who have fled persecution in their homeland in northwest Myanmar. The authorities have evacuated more than 300,000 people from different parts of the coastal and low-laying areas of the coastal districts ... Read More

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