• Eid-el-Fitr: Okowa congratulates Muslims, sues for tolerance, peaceful co-existence
Eid-el-Fitr: Okowa congratulates Muslims, sues for tolerance, peaceful co-existence

The Governor said we should continue the spirit of the Ramzan during the rest of the year and seek blessings of Allah Almighty. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Arab States except Oman declared Sunday as the first day of Eid al Fitr . The president said the rich and the poor and the elite and the common masses become united on the holy occasio...

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  • Another Republican says 'no' to healthcare bill
Another Republican says 'no' to healthcare bill

Nevada Senator Dean Heller announced he will not vote for the American Health Care Act as it is now written, making him the fifth GOP senator to say they won't vote for the bill since it was released Thursday morning. In addition to eliminating additional spending for expansion states, the Senate bill would also end the program as an open-ended...

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  • Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'
Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

The Yemen government, Libya's eastern-based government and Maldives too followed suit. The 13-point list of demands from Saudi Arabia , Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE include closing the Al Jazeera satellite television network, curbing relations with Iran, shutting a Turkish base in Doha and paying reparations.

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  • Iran's IRGC Warns Strikes Targeting IS Could Be Repeated
Iran's IRGC Warns Strikes Targeting IS Could Be Repeated

Hours earlier, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a statement vowed Iran would "slap its enemies" in honor of the families of victims, including those killed in Syria and Iraq . "Do people really think that all of the military pushback to Iran in Syria these last few weeks just happened randomly without authorization?" "Trump's p...

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  • IRGC Missile Attack Proves Iran Can Counter All Threats: MP
IRGC Missile Attack Proves Iran Can Counter All Threats: MP

The missiles, which were variously estimated to be between four and six in number, were reportedly launched against Takfiri (extremist) terrorists' key sites in Syria's eastern region of Deir Ez-zor by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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  • Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148
Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

Earlier, over 120 people were charred to death when an oil tanker burst into flames in Bahawalpur , Pakistan . Rizwan Naseer , the head of the Punjab province's rescue services, said 122 people were killed and another 76 were wounded, with many suffering serious burns.

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  • Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 79 - but FIVE people found alive
Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 79 - but FIVE people found alive

A red t-shirt with the London Fire Brigade's logo had been placed by the memorial wall, with the name of a nearby fire station and the words "We tried, we're sorry" scrawled on it. Late Sunday, the Metropolitan Police released three photos from inside Grenfell Tower, which showed in close detail how the fire charred the building that once housed ...

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  • Belgium suspect shot after 'small explosion' in main station
Belgium suspect shot after 'small explosion' in main station

A "small explosion" went off in the transportation hub around 8:30 p.m., Belgium Prosecutor's Office spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt said in a news conference Tuesday. The man had then run towards a Station Master and then targeted a soldier, screaming " Allahu Akbar (God is great)", before being shot. The suspect was initially reported to have ...

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  • Buddhist lady walks through Darjeeling streets appealing for peace
Buddhist lady walks through Darjeeling streets appealing for peace

Muslims can also use vehicles with stickers mentioning the goal to go to the plains and meet their relatives, he added. The police and security forces patrolled the streets of the hills and police pickets were placed at the entry and exit routes of Darjeeling .

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  • Canadian authorities raid home of MI airport stabbing suspect
Canadian authorities raid home of MI airport stabbing suspect

Police Officer Lieutenant Jeff Neville was patrolling the airport, in full uniform when 50-year-old Amor Ftoushi rushed him shouting " Allahu Akbar " (meaning "God is Great" in Arabic), seconds before stabbing the officer from behind in the neck.

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  • North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'
North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

But South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In suggested earlier this month that the two Koreas should apply to co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. "'The missile is part of South Korea's 'Kill Chain" strike system to counter and neutralize North Korean threats and attacks, ' he added, but he did not refer to the military exercises they are continually ...

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  • AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016
AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

That would make for an expectation of about 65 percent, or 65 seats, going to Republicans in Indiana. "We're supposed to choose them, not the other way around", Kennedy said. The analysis found four times as many states with Republican-skewed state House or Assembly districts than Democratic ones, including in Virginia. On the other end of the scal...

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  • Demands of Saudi an attack to Qatar's sovereignty: Erdogan
Demands of Saudi an attack to Qatar's sovereignty: Erdogan

The shutting down of Qatar-based media network Al Jazeera is on a list of 13 demand which Qatar received from Saudi Arabia and its allies to comply with in order to see an end to the economic and diplomactic blockade against itself.

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  • Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet
Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Both Trump and Modi will have a one-on-one meeting on Monday, followed by a delegation-level meeting, a cocktail reception and a working dinner hosted by Trump - the first of its kind under his administration. "I think it's a bit unfair". Political analyst Ashley Tellis said in an interview with Asian Age that the meeting with Trump would give ...

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  • Historic heist: Senate health bill a massive redistribution of wealth
Historic heist: Senate health bill a massive redistribution of wealth

Unlike the House bill, the BCRA also forces states to mandate health insurance companies charge the same prices to people applying for coverage , regardless of health status, a concept called community rating. As health care costs have kept climbing, employers cut back on coverage, and Medicaid passed Medicare as the nation's largest public ins...

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  • Congress to oppose Ram Nath Kovind because of RSS-BJP ideology
Congress to oppose Ram Nath Kovind because of RSS-BJP ideology

Asked whether the party would support Kovind, he had said "That also will be decided by (party) general secretary". Sena has never indulged in the politics of hiding behind someone. The ruling combine, bolstered by support from the BJD, TRS and YSR, is comfortably placed and already has 60.8 per cent, or 6,09,433, of the votes, with the Oppositio...

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  • Trump camp plans attack ads against health care bill holdout
Trump camp plans attack ads against health care bill holdout

The president said he thinks Republicans in the Senate are doing enough to push through the bill. But Sanders stopped short of saying that the bill enjoys Trump's full backing, hinting more tweaking down the road. GOP leaders made clear "this isn't a take-it-or-leave-it proposition", said Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Both the House and Sen...

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  • Democratic Rep.: We Can't 'Push Aside a Great Leader Like Nancy Pelosi'
Democratic Rep.: We Can't 'Push Aside a Great Leader Like Nancy Pelosi'

That matters to helping Democrats win races too, and it helps keep her in charge. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California says in a letter to colleagues Wednesday that when President Donald Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win.

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  • Sushma targets Meira with 2013 video
Sushma targets Meira with 2013 video

Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter on Sunday to express her disapproval of former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, who has been nominated as a presidential candidate by a group of opposition parties led by Congress . "All right", "Thank you", "Okay", "I have to proceed", the Speaker is heard saying, indicating that it was time for the Leader of Opposi...

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  • Presidential election: PM Modi to accompany Kovind for filing nomination
Presidential election: PM Modi to accompany Kovind for filing nomination

BJP leaders said another set will be filed on June 28, the last date for filing nominations in the election which will see the former Bihar Governor take on opposition candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar . "These are social justice, inclusiveness and values of composite Indian heritage which we hold so sacred", she has said. Kov...

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