• Swede man held captive in Mali since 2011 freed
Swede man held captive in Mali since 2011 freed

Mr Gustafsson, 42, was abducted in Timbuktu, northern Mali, in November 2011 together with South African national Stephen McGowan and Dutchman Sjaak Rijke. The extremists were forced from their strongholds in 2013 by a French-led operation but continue to launch attacks on peacekeepers and Malian forces.

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  • N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team
N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

The head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency told Congress last month that North Korea , if left unchecked, was on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the US mainland. During the Lee Myung-bak administration in 2012, a series of trilateral meetings by South and North Korea and the USA resulted in a Febru...

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  • Modi to Address US Indian Diaspora
Modi to Address US Indian Diaspora

Prime Minister Modi also said that if America becomes stronger, India will be a natural beneficiary. In his fifth visit to the United States as the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi met CEOs of top American companies on Sunday and asked them to invest in India.

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  • Selanne, Kariya, Goyette among those elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
Selanne, Kariya, Goyette among those elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

That would be Mark Recchi , who will be enshrined along with Teemu Selanne , Paul Kariya , Dave Andreychuk and Danielle Goyette at the induction ceremony in Toronto on November 13th. He was a healthy scratch for much of his time here and sat out the end of the season with a knee injury that required surgery. He played the entire 2009-10 seas...

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  • Supreme Court to Take Up Trump Travel Ban Case
Supreme Court to Take Up Trump Travel Ban Case

The president announced the travel ban a week after he took office in January and revised it in March after setbacks in court. The Court has also allowed the Muslim ban to go into effect for people without ties to the United States. The two federal appeals courts that had blocked the travel ban reached the same conclusion in different ways. The...

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  • Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order
Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order

The court did not give Trump everything he wanted. The executive order had put a halt to all travellers from six Muslim-majority countries - Syria, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen - entering the U.S. Patty Murray (D-WA), who labeled the Trump order "hateful and hurtful". But no matter the eventual outcome of the case before the Supreme...

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  • Recreational boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city
Recreational boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city

Videos posted on social media showed motorboats coming to the aid of passengers on the upper decks as the boat rocked from side to side. He said another 122 people, of the 160 on board, were either rescued or were able to make it to the shore.

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  • Cladding maker stops some sales after fire
Cladding maker stops some sales after fire

And on Friday tenants were evacuated from four of the five blocks at the Chalcots Estate in Camden , north London, all renovated by architecture firm HTA. Camden council is now seeking legal advice against Rydon , as it evacuates 600 households in the estate. "We will not rest until we can assure tenants that our blocks are safe".

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  • Rise above parties, politics; extend full support: Naidu on GST
Rise above parties, politics; extend full support: Naidu on GST

Earlier, Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on Wednesday said the post- Goods and Service Tax (GST) tax base will increase, but the degree by which it increases can not be predicted. CAIT National President B.C. Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said, "A large number of traders across the country are unaware of ...

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  • International Yoga Day 2017
International Yoga Day 2017

Yoga was a great medium to bring cohesion in the society, Modi said, adding no one in the world was questioning the benefits of yoga. Prime Minister further said, "Yoga can help people keep calm....it helps people to maintain a healthy body and mind despite various challenges".

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  • 93 missing as massive landslide obliterates tourist town
93 missing as massive landslide obliterates tourist town

Rubble slid half a mile down a steep slope to block a 3-mile stretch of river and 1 mile of road, official state news agency Xinhua said . Rescuers have retrieved 15 bodies from the debris by 10 p.m. Mr Wu's wife, Ms Zhang Xiaohong, said they often sleep in other villages because of fear of landslides but can not afford to move to a safer pa...

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  • Northern Ireland party leader in talks with Conservatives
Northern Ireland party leader in talks with Conservatives

The Prime Minister is hoping to end two weeks of intense negotiations with the Northern Ireland party - triggered when she humiliatingly lost her Commons majority in the election. 'So the agreement we have come to is a very, very good one, and look forward to working with you'. She downplayed policy differences between her party and the more soci...

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  • Farooq, Omar greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr
Farooq, Omar greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr

A young girl hugs her elders after Eid-al-Fitr prayers at Chamrajpet Idgah Maidan in Bangalore. "It's just something that brings everyone together, it's the celebration of love", said Laila Hirani. It is the day when the Muslims thank Allah for having given them the will, the strength and the endurance to observe fast, sharing with poor and des...

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  • Tillerson urges Qatar and boycotting Arab countries to resolve crisis
Tillerson urges Qatar and boycotting Arab countries to resolve crisis

Turkey on Sunday rejected demands by a Saudi-led quartet of Arab states for the shutdown of a Turkish airbase in Qatar , and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the countries involved in the dispute of attacking Qatar's sovereign rights.

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  • Brexit talks get underway, fears of tight deadline for process
Brexit talks get underway, fears of tight deadline for process

They also agreed to jointly develop or purchase military equipment like drones. The UK had wanted the future of trade relations to be considered alongside other issues but the opening day of talks concluded with agreement that progress will be made on citizens" rights, the so-called "divorce bill' and border relations between the Republic of Irel...

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  • Dennis Rodman Takes Credit For Otto Warmbier's Release
Dennis Rodman Takes Credit For Otto Warmbier's Release

On Friday morning, " Good Morning America " released an interview with Rodman-the first interview since he landed in the United States. "Our sympathies are with the Warmbier family". He told Strahan, "I was just so happy to see the kid released". We jumped up and down. "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week after his return to ...

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  • Triple locked saved as Tories announce deal with DUP
Triple locked saved as Tories announce deal with DUP

In return, the United Kingdom government has pledged an extra £1 billion ($1.2bn) investment over the next two years from the British government, in addition to £500 million ($600m) already committed. A Northern Ireland-based party has struck a deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives to support the prime minister in a crucial...

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  • N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov't
N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov't

The agreement , signed Monday by DUP leader Arlene Foster and Tory leader and Prime Minister Theresa May , assures DUP support of the government's agenda. On other legislation, however, the DUP's support is not necessarily guaranteed - although the Northern Ireland party is expected to back the majority of the government's programme for the ne...

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  • Russian intelligence says Telegram app used in bombing
Russian intelligence says Telegram app used in bombing

Petersburg's metro, [the Federal Security Service] received reliable information that the suicide bomber, his allies and his foreign curator used the Telegram messenger to hide their criminal plot during all the stages of preparation for the terrorist attack", said the counterterrorism agency, which was once headed by Putin.

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  • Nepal marks Eid-ul-Fitr with hope for betterment in coming days
Nepal marks Eid-ul-Fitr with hope for betterment in coming days

Eid el Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, means "festival of breaking the fast" and is celebrated for three days. "The Moon has been seen in many parts of Uttar Pradesh and India, and hence it is declared that the Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on June 26 in all over India", Muslim cleric Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahal annou...

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