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Explosion in 59320 Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train; six injured

Explosion in 59320 Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train; six injured

The state-run Indian Railways, the third largest network in the world, operates more than 12,000 passenger trains, carrying some 23 million people daily. Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan rushed rescue teams to the spot. Speaking to news agency ANI, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has confirmed that over nine persons have been injured in the incident. Read More

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Wave of IS auto bombs targets Iraqi troops in west Mosul

Wave of IS auto bombs targets Iraqi troops in west Mosul

In the course of the fighting, security forces targeted an approaching IS vehicle bomb, detonating it and sending a fireball rising over the area, and also fired on a jihadist drone flying overhead. The IOM figures indicate the number of people who came from west Mosul to sites for the displaced from 25 February, when the arrivals began, through Sunday. Read More

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Iraqi army secures key bridge in Mosul

Iraqi army secures key bridge in Mosul

Iraqi forces launched attacks against IS-held neighbourhoods in western Mosul from three points on Sunday morning. Iraq declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" last month but the militants have carried out attacks there since then. "The mortar hit our house, right inside the living room where we were sitting", said Nazim Hamid, whose children had burns to their faces, arms and legs. Read More

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Medanta air ambulance crash-lands near Bangkok, kills pilot; Sushma Swaraj extends help

Medanta air ambulance crash-lands near Bangkok, kills pilot; Sushma Swaraj extends help

An air ambulance of the Medanta hospital on Tuesday crash landed near Bangkok after it caught fire, resulting in the death of its pilot and injuries to four crew members, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said tonight. He was quoted by news agencies as saying: "We are getting to know that the injuries are not life-threatening". The aircraft, Pilatus PC 12 (VT-AVG), belonged to Delhi-based charter company, Air Charter Services. Read More

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USA strike in Yemen kills former Guantanamo Bay detainee

USA strike in Yemen kills former Guantanamo Bay detainee

The strike last Thursday was part of a stepped-up military campaign, including air strikes and expanded ground operations, that the United States has been conducting against AQAP since President Trump took office in January. Shortly after Silmi and five other Yemenis were repatriated, AQAP launched an attempt to blow up a US airliner, one of a series of attacks the group has mounted against the United States. Read More

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Homeland Security chief 'considering' separating illegal immigrant kids from parents

Homeland Security chief 'considering' separating illegal immigrant kids from parents

But their children would be looked after by the Department of Health and Human Services until they can be taken into the care of an American relative or a state-vetted guardian. "It was never implemented because the idea was that it was too detrimental to the safety of the children to separate them from their parents, and the thinking was it was always preferable to detain the family as a unit or release the family as the unit", Fresco said. Read More

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House Republicans to introduce health care legislation this week

House Republicans to introduce health care legislation this week

The ACA provides federal subsidies, or tax credits , to help people purchase marketplace coverage. One issue the GOP claims citizens are having with ACA is the inability to buy insurance they want and afford. The Medicaid program will also implement "per capita caps" in an attempt to control federal Medicaid expenditures. Republicans had also initially proposed capping exemptions on employer-provided health coverage, a provision that drew the ire of some conservatives who said the bill ... Read More

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John Oliver rips Jeff Sessions and names Trump-Russia scandal 'Stupid Watergate'

John Oliver rips Jeff Sessions and names Trump-Russia scandal 'Stupid Watergate'

Last week, The Washington Post reported that during his confirmation hearings , Sessions failed to reveal that he met with Kislyak twice between July and September, while he was still a senator and an advisor to Trump's campaign. That's ... what I said. "For nearly 24 hours, it seemed the White House might finally be getting on track", Oliver said. "Holy sh*t", Oliver remarked at Manafort's defense "so unconvincing it probably set off and unplugged polygraph machine just sitting in a ... Read More

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Trump calls Netanyahu to talk about Iran - PMO

Trump calls Netanyahu to talk about Iran - PMO

So how should PM Netanyahu react to Putin in an upcoming meeting this Thursday between the two countries? "With the framework of these arrangements, and also without them, there is an Iranian effort to become firmly established on a permanent basis in Syria, either through the presence of ground forces, or naval forces", Netanyahu said. Read More

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Osinbajo arrives Edo State, meets Oba of Benin

Osinbajo arrives Edo State, meets Oba of Benin

Osinbajo's visit to Edo State is part of the Federal Government's effort to engage leaders of oil producing states on ways to resolve the lingering crisis in the Niger Delta region. "It is a story of many years of corruption that has deprived our people especially people from the oil producing communities of their means of livelihood". Read More

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What Trump's new travel ban means for science

What Trump's new travel ban means for science

The revised order is narrower and specifies that a 90-day ban on people from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen does not apply to those who already have valid visas. The White House has taken a variety of steps to help the order withstand a legal challenge. "The United States has the world's most generous immigration system, yet is has been repeatedly exploited by terrorists and other malicious actors who seek to do us harm", the administration wrote in a fact sheet sent to ... Read More

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May believes European Union could scupper Brexit if MPs given proper veto

May believes European Union could scupper Brexit if MPs given proper veto

Speaking to Sky News, he added that "the House of Lords would be calling itself into question" if it followed through on proposed amendments offering MPs a meaningful vote on Brexit. "By that they mean they would like to change their minds for them". "That isn't going to happen, and since there's no question of us doing that, why don't we give the reassurance that people whose lives feel on hold, and who are anxious about their future status, why not say "look, you don't have to worry, your ... Read More

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Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on President's Executive Order

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on President's Executive Order

Trump's new executive order does not go into effect immediately, allowing more time for a smooth transition. The original executive order banned Syrian refugees indefinitely and paused other refugees for 120 days. They are sworn to enforce the laws as passed by the U.S. Congress and would be in violation of the law-and their sworn oaths-if they did not do so. Meanwhile, President Trump's executive action comes on the heels of the Department of Homeland Security revealing almost a third ... Read More

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Sinn Fein gains on DUP in Northern Ireland Assembly vote

Sinn Fein gains on DUP in Northern Ireland Assembly vote

Leader of the cross-community Alliance Party, Naomi Long, voted along with her husband Michael at St Colmcille's parochial house in the east Belfast constituency where she was once MP. Following Sinn Fein's success, the future of power-sharing in Northern Ireland remains unclear. "If that means no deal and no new Stormont government, then so be it - we should return to direct rule". Read More

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North Korea launches missile, one of which could possibly reach US

North Korea launches missile, one of which could possibly reach US

South Korea says North Korea fired projectile into oceanWhile the missile launch did not pose a threat to North America, the State Department said the provocations threaten global peace and stability. The missiles were launched yesterday morning from an area near the north-western Tongchang-ri missile site and are widely believed to be in protest against ongoing US-South Korea military exercises. Read More

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PSA Expected to Announce Opel Purchase on Monday

The deal, which is valued at 2.2 billion euros (approximately $2.33 billion), will see PSA trail only the Volkswagen Group for size among European automakers, with the combined market share coming in at approximately 17 percent. GM has not turned a full-year profit in Europe since 1999. Instead, it says the answer lies in new ideas, but sceptics are calling on government to play its part to help protect thousands of UK-based jobs. Read More

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Chelsea-West Ham United Preview

Chelsea-West Ham United Preview

There were initial hiccups as Chelsea succumbed to back to back defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal, and many had started to predict a repeat of the disastrous 2015/16 campaign when the Blues had finished a dismal 10th in the defence of their Premier League title. Read More

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Melbourne Dad Dies While Climbing Mount Everest

Melbourne Dad Dies While Climbing Mount Everest

Police official Khil Raj Bhattarai said the 49-year-old man, named as Jones Matthew Oldisworth, died on Friday at Lobuche village, just below base camp, at 16,200ft. Climbers typically rest at the base camp for several days to acclimatise before tackling the mountain, but the man reportedly wasn't planning to go further. Read More

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White House calls on Congress to probe Trump's wiretap allegation

After this tweet, Trump wrote a series of tweets in the next 30 minutes alleging that Obama had defied a court rejection to tap his office. He also called Obama a "bad (or sick) guy!" and likened the unfounded efforts to "McCarthyism". senator to recuse himself from any investigations into the Trump campaign's possible Russia ties. A senior USA official confirmed the newspaper's reporting to NBC News. Read More

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Ex-policeman says he killed 200 for Duterte

Ex-policeman says he killed 200 for Duterte

Arturo Lascanas testifies at the Senate hearing in Manila. "I regret what I did and I know I have to answer for all my misdeeds before the people, the law and before God", he said in the written statement. National police chief Director-General Ronald Dela Rosa, meanwhile, announced Monday that the police force will rejoin the president's crackdown on drugs after being barred about a month ago over an extortion and murder scandal. Read More

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Trump asks Congress for probe of leaked classified intelligence

EARNEST: And the bigger the scandal, the more outrageous the tweet. He made the allegations in a series of tweets claiming he "just found out that Obama had my " wires tapped " in Trump Tower just before the victory". While Trump spent years asserting the falsehood that Obama was born outside the US, he had recently become more conciliatory about his predecessor. Read More

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8 die in tragic stampede in charity food aid handout

8 die in tragic stampede in charity food aid handout

According to local media, six women, one man and a young boy were among those killed. Some 35,000 people were said to have been present at the function organized for mass prayers. After the stampede, police ordered a halt to the handouts. It had said it would employ about 1,000 people to help with the distribution. Southern Africa has been hit by severe drought since 2015 , causing food prices in countries like Zambia to rise steeply. Read More

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Impose Visas On US Citizens

Impose Visas On US Citizens

While many see this move as counter-productive for European Union tourism and the inflow of American dollars, European Union lawmakers are attempting to use this move as leverage against the Trump administration to lift visa requirements for citizens of Poland, Cyprus, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria. Read More

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