• Indonesia eyes joint anti-ISIS patrols with Philippines & Malaysia
Indonesia eyes joint anti-ISIS patrols with Philippines & Malaysia

The city is crawling with militants affiliated with Maute and Abu Sayyaf, two groups which have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State and carry the same black flag into battle. He said eight more civilians were captured by the militants. Año said the military is getting a clearer picture of what the Maute Group was planning based on materials c...

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  • Global Pact on Environmental Rights to be Presented to UN
Global Pact on Environmental Rights to be Presented to UN

As Ukrinform reported , last week President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that this week the phone conversation of the leaders of the "Normandy format" countries - Ukraine, France, Germany and Russian Federation - was scheduled. In June, after Trump withdrew the United States from the climate accord , France's Ministry for Europe and Foreign A...

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  • Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for health chief
Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for health chief

Four more officials, including the former emergency manager and former director of public works in Flint , were slapped with manslaughter charges, as well. Schuette said that the Flint water crisis exposed a "serious lack of confidence" in government leaders. March 23, 2016: A governor-appointed panel concludes that the state of MI is "fun...

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  • Business honchos point to taxation as hurdle for investments in India
Business honchos point to taxation as hurdle for investments in India

Even though the White House had previously stated that neither the president nor the Indian prime minister is going to take any questions from the reporters following the meeting , the schedule has been revised since and it has been decided that the two leaders will take one pre-selected question each from the gathered reporters.

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  • Ram Nath Kovind files his nomination papers for India's 15th president
Ram Nath Kovind files his nomination papers for India's 15th president

BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao, in response to the oppositions' nomination, said: "When the Congress had the opportunity to elect a Dalit president when they were in power they did not find Meira Kumar suitable". Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP chief Amit Shah were also present at Parliament. Chiding Nitish Kumar without nami...

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  • Indrani Mukerjea, 200 inmates booked for allegedly rioting in Byculla Jail
Indrani Mukerjea, 200 inmates booked for allegedly rioting in Byculla Jail

Six police officers have been booked in the case. The six officials-jailor Manisha Pokharkar and guards Bindu Naikode, Waseema Shaikh, Sheetal Shegaokar, Surekha Gudve and Aarti Shingane-were suspended on Saturday for dereliction of duty after the news of Shetye's death spread.

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  • State Attorneys General Sue Trump Over Foreign Government Payments
State Attorneys General Sue Trump Over Foreign Government Payments

The lawsuit, the first of its kind brought by government entities , was launched by Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and his Maryland counterpart Brian Frosh . Racine said he felt obligated to sue Trump in part because the Republican-controlled Congress has not taken the president's apparent conflicts seriously.

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  • Kovind To Visit Lucknow,Dehradun To Garner Support
Kovind To Visit Lucknow,Dehradun To Garner Support

In the meeting of the BJP MLAs and the allies, the legislators with a voice vote endorsed the candidature of Ramnath Kovind for the post of president. "He (Nitish) was the first one who chose to defeat Bihar's Dalit daughter, not us", Azad said in a reply to Bihar Chief Minister's statement that his party was free to take its decisions, and admon...

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  • WTF?! Taekwondo governing body rebrands over 'negative connotations' of acronym
WTF?! Taekwondo governing body rebrands over 'negative connotations' of acronym

Kim Tae-hun holds up the Korean flag after winning the men's under-54kg event at the World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, North Jeolla Province on Sunday. " World Taekwondo replaces the World Taekwondo Federation as the name of the global federation and reflects its commitment to evolving and adapting to remain relevant with today's modern audien...

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  • Grenfell Tower fire prompts safety checks on high-rises across Scotland
Grenfell Tower fire prompts safety checks on high-rises across Scotland

Of the first 34 samples tested from 17 local authorities, there was a 100% failure rate, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said on Saturday. Another council in London last week evacuated five tower blocks, moving 800 households out of their homes and into temporary accommodation, saying they could not guarantee their safety.

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  • Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win
Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win

But they were slow to start, and the match remained goalless until the 33rd minute, when Tommy Smith was judged to have brought down Danilo and Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted from the penalty spot. Midfielder Bernardo Silva , 22, has just joined Manchester City , while left back Raphael Guerreiro, 23, is already a regular with Borussia Dortmu...

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  • Sudanese president meets new Saudi crown prince
Sudanese president meets new Saudi crown prince

That country's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on June 21 also congratulated the new crown prince, according to state news agency QNA. He has been defence minister and in charge of a wide-ranging economic portfolio. A center piece of the plan is the public offering of state-owned Saudi Aramco, expected next year. The White House said Tru...

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  • 'Single lady' denied stay in Hyderabad hotel, her Facebook post goes viral
'Single lady' denied stay in Hyderabad hotel, her Facebook post goes viral

The hotel in question, however, has maintained that its policy did not allow single women and couples to stay in the hotel. "Massive bag in hand, gross from the journey - just standing outside the hotel". I am not ready to have an entire system push me around until I "find a man to travel with", she added in a new Facebook post. "You made a corpora...

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  • Quad Cities Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr
Quad Cities Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr

Donald Trump has not hosted an iftar dinner during Ramadan , breaking a almost 20-year tradition. Muslims across Albania celebrate Sunday the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan , or the month of fasting, prayers and reading of Qur'an.

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  • CBO Set to Release Analysis of Senate Healthcare Bill Monday
CBO Set to Release Analysis of Senate Healthcare Bill Monday

Further, this legislative scheme that will take away health care for millions of Americans is being supported by a bunch of Senate Republicans whose health care coverage is guaranteed by the taxpayer. As Republicans scrambled Sunday to wrangle enough votes to pass health care reform legislation, United States president Donald Trump - in a...

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  • Kovind files nomination for Presidential election,Modi, NDA leaders accompany him
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election,Modi, NDA leaders accompany him

With the backing of parties outside the alliance like TRS (2 per cent), AIADMK (5.39 per cent), YSR Congress (1.53 per cent) and BJD (2.99 per cent), the NDA's support reaches almost 63 per cent with JD-U contributing 1.91 per cent. The term of President Pranab Mukherjee ends July 24. The election is scheduled for July 17 and the counting of ...

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  • Fuel truck explodes in Pakistan, killing more than 140 people
Fuel truck explodes in Pakistan, killing more than 140 people

Run us through what happened. The catastrophe began when the truck's driver lost control and veered off the road, and the vehicle overturned. He says numerous bodies were burned beyond recognition and will have to be identified through DNA testing.

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  • Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame
Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

That's only been magnified recently by virtue of a recent visit to one of the most oppressive nations in the world, North Korea. Those concerns were of course made worse by the recent death of USA student - and former NK prisoner - Otto Warmbier .

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  • Prez polls: Meira appeals for votes in letter
Prez polls: Meira appeals for votes in letter

The NDA's presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind , seems set for a comfortable victory with the already assured support of about seven of 11 lakh electorate, including those belonging to the NDA, JD (U), TDP, and AIADMK. It was RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who pitched for Kumar, as she hails from Bihar. However the alliance dint last for long an...

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  • Ronaldo delight in Portugal's confident Russian march
Ronaldo delight in Portugal's confident Russian march

Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal also qualified after battering New Zealand 4-0, recording 7 points like Mexico and topping their Group A. Russia's hopes of a comeback were further hampered in the final 20 minutes when Yury Zhirkov was sent off for a second yellow card.

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