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Tropical Storm Bret forms in Caribbean off Venezuela

The tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area in the next 24 to 36 hours. The watch may be issued earlier when other conditions, such as the onset of tropical storm-force winds, are expected to limit the time available to take protective actions for surge (e.g., evacuations). Read More

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Russian Federation beat New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

It proved the ideal curtain-raiser for a match that served up no shortage of goalmouth action and kept both keepers busy. The All Whites' Michael Boxall got a touch on the ball and was credited with an own goal. Midfielder Denis Glushakov flicked the ball over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in the 31st minute as New Zealand defenders rushed back to try to clear it off the line. Read More

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3rd International Yoga Day: Modi, Yogi to perform in Lucknow

Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled to lead the event at the national capital where at least seven main events are being organised by civic bodies and yoga organisations. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, State Minister for Sports Dr Biren Sikder and Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla will inaugurate the day where thousands of people of all strata including celebrities are expected to join. Read More

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London tower block fire death toll reaches 79

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet victims of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in her 10 Downing Street office on Saturday, officials said . He said the death toll could still change if anyone reported as missing was found alive, of if anyone was found in the ruined tower who had not been reported as missing. Read More

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London fire: Police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block

However, according to Britain's Press Association, up to 70 people, in addition to those who are confirmed dead, are still missing. He said: "I thought the way they expressed themselves with a mixture of passion and reason was fantastic, and I hope it's the beginning of a process, not the end of a process, the beginning of a process of real listening between Government, RBKC (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council), local residents, that will bring about lasting change". Read More

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Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker , Chris Murphy , and Brian Schatz took to the street to find the GOP healthcare bill . Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), another key vote on the bill . Democrats say that when Obamacare was debated, they allowed Republicans into crafting meetings, held public hearings and enabled Republicans to add amendments to the final bill . Read More

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Islamic State poses a growing threat to Southeast Asia

Earlier, US embassy spokesperson Molly Koscina confirmed that American forces are providing technical assistance - not boots on the ground - to Filipino soldiers fighting Maute terrorists in Marawi City . As part of a separate initiative - President Duterte's signature policy to eradicate drug crime from the Philippines - the military have begun targeting the drug profits of groups like Maute. Read More

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'Trump under probe for obstructing justice'

'Trump under probe for obstructing justice'

The Post's story came soon after it reported that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, spearheaded by special counsel Robert Mueller , had expanded to include a senior White House official as a "person of interest". Asked about the possibility that an investigation has developed and the president just doesn't know, Sekulow says, "I can't read people's minds". Turley says that, as a result, "Mueller could not be viewed as a neutral choice by anyone on Trump's side due to his ... Read More

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US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

Russian Federation has been a staunch supporter of Syria's beleaguered President Bashar Assad and has been providing an air cover for this offensive since 2015. Ozerov said the Russian Defense Ministry's stern reaction to the USA attack gave him confidence "That neither the US nor anyone else will take any actions that would threaten our aviation". Read More

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Punjab CM announces Rs 50000 loan wavier for SCs

Punjab CM announces Rs 50000 loan wavier for SCs

Additionally, Amarinder said his government has chose to take over the outstanding institutional loans from institutional sources of all the families of farmers who committed suicide in the state. "But, Punjab Chief Minister yesterday took a decision to waive off the laons of in the state", said Congress' Punjab chief Sunil Jakhar . Punjab, a major producer of wheat and rice, will settle farmers' debts to the banks through annual budget provisions, he said. Read More

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Florida, Louisville open with wins

Florida, Louisville open with wins

But with every postseason masterpiece, Howard is adding to his legacy as one of the most important pitchers in program history. The Gators have risen to a No. "Just unbelievable through, especially, the great pitching history of our program in the last 14 years - we've had a lot of really good pitchers, big leaguers, that kind of thing - and for Brian to be the only back-to-back 10-game-or-more victor in our program is an awesome statement for him and (pitching coach Kirk) Saarloos and the ... Read More

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Brexit negotiations kick off almost a year after referendum

Brexit negotiations kick off almost a year after referendum

Britain has all but acknowledged that the talks will be phased: At a press conference in Paris with French president Emmanuel Macron last week, prime minister Theresa May referred to the "good process" set out by EU . He added: "It's not as if Europe is leaving Britain; Britain wants to leave the EU". With Britain's negotiations on the terms of its departure from the European Union set to begin on Monday , the country risks skills shortages and losing business if it ends freedom of ... Read More

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McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

Trump says he spoke with Warmbier's parents and says it's "incredible what they've gone through". Those who typically do travel from China , where tour groups market trips to adventure-seekers. Justin Weber told The Associated Press that a news conference is expected later to provide more information. Trump called the situation a "disgrace" and is now facing calls for the United States to respond to North Korea for its role in Warmbier's death. Read More

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US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump offered condolences to the Warmbier family on Monday and denounced "the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim". "Now, the assessment of risk for Americans visiting North Korea has become too high". The United States has demanded North Korea release three other US citizens it holds in detention: missionary Kim Dong Chul and academics Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song. Read More

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Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

Three more Americans are still detained in the North, all of them Korean-Americans. "I also urge North Korea to return these people to their families". The Hamilton County coroner's office in OH said Tuesday morning that they are investigating Warmbier's death. The specific policy implications of Trump's tweet were lost on senior administration officials who told CNN not to read too much into it, and that they did not know what he meant by it. Read More

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Britain, EU kick off Brexit negotiations

EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, who was a senior European Union official involved in the peace process, acknowledged that "this is one of the most sensitive issues before us" and there was an "awful lot of work to do". The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, known by its German initials VDMA, says that that goal of the two-year negotiating process is "damage limitation" because Brexit won't benefit either side. Read More

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Finsbury Park imam: 'I'm no hero' for protecting mosque attacker

In the days after the London Bridge attack, authorities reported a 40-percent increase in racist incidents in the capital and a five-fold increase in anti-Muslim incidents across Britain. Leading Muslim commentator Nesrine Malik has warned that the point of Islamist terrorism is to foment division and that therefore "to condemn extremism without aggressively clamping down on the prejudice it generates traps us in a vicious circle". Read More

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VP Pence hires personal lawyer to respond to Russian Federation probe: aide

The order by the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet. But Mr Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Read More

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Portugal battles to contain deadly wildfires amid heat, wind

Portugal battles to contain deadly wildfires amid heat, wind

Outbreaks were reported in two more central regions, Castelo Branco and Coimbra. The death toll was raised from 63 to 64 late Monday. Spain, France and Italy have sent a total of 11 water bombers to help the operation. "All of this is so hard to understand", said Antonio, whose five family members had been housed in a packed old-age home with other evacuees. Details were emerging of the victims, many of whom were caught in their cars as they tried to flee the blaze. Read More

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Trump announces he's being investigated

After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad! Trump's tweet could be targeting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the probe into Russia's intervention into the last year's presidential polls. Read More

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US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

A US F-15E fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone near At Tanf, Syria, on Monday, two United States officials told CNN , the third downing of a pro-regime aircraft this month. Coalition forces shot down a similar pro-regime drone near the same location earlier this month, U.S. Central Command said in a statement. "As the battle for eastern Syria steps up, Russian Federation and its Syrian government ally seem intent on drawing a line in the sky". Read More

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Treasure Trove of Nazi Artifacts Found in Argentina

Treasure Trove of Nazi Artifacts Found in Argentina

The Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said preliminary investigations indicated they are original; some were accompanied by photographs showing Hitler alongside similar objects. Police did not identify the collector, who remains free, but is still under investigation by a federal judge. Nazi doctor Josef Mengele , the so-called "Angel of Death", had also also fled to Buenos Aires, but avoided capture by escaping first to Paraguay and then to Brazil, where he died in 1979. Read More

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Officials announce $40000 reward in case of missing UI scholar

Officials announce $40000 reward in case of missing UI scholar

The money for the reward was raised by the community to assist the Zhang family, but the family requested that the money be used as a reward for information that will solve this disappearance. "We've gone to great lengths to assure that", Hecker said. She never went to her lease signing, and friends are not able to get in touch with her. He says they are hoping for information including the identity of the Astra driver. Read More

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Korea detainee lost brain tissue, but no signs of trauma

Doctors in OH described him as being in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" but declined to discuss his outlook for improvement, saying such information would be kept confidential. The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. His father Otto Warmbier spoke Thursday and expressed relief that his son was released but added the family has "anger that he was so brutally treated for so long". Read More

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Brexit negotiations get off to good start

Responding to a call from Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond for the U.K.to be allowed a transition period when it leaves the EU in 2019, Barnier said that while he too favored such an approach, European courts would be in charge of checking Britain wasn't breaking the rules. Read More

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The World Now Has a Record Number of Refugees

The World Now Has a Record Number of Refugees

Almost 750,000 people fled that fledgling country previous year. They said the "disastrous breakdown of peace efforts" last summer significantly worsened the situation since the report was compiled. The figure illustrates the need for countries and communities supporting refugees and other displaced people to be robustly resourced and supported. Read More

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London attack suspect: Pub fights and anti-Muslim rants

London attack suspect: Pub fights and anti-Muslim rants

Darren Osborne , a 47-year-old father of four from Wales, was identified by British media Monday as the country recovers from what the country's authorities are treating as the third terrorist incident in less than a month. Describing the attack , Mr Mahmoud said he saw a crowd of people helping a man who had collapsed on the street. An English cardinal has condemned an attack against Muslims who had gathered close to a London mosque. Read More

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