• Afghan Government Spokesman: Reports Say Russia Is 'Arming the Taliban'
Afghan Government Spokesman: Reports Say Russia Is 'Arming the Taliban'

Another group alleged that they received weapons provided by "the Russians for free" across the border with Tajikistan. But at least one Taliban splinter group says differently. In addition to USA weaponry obtained on the black market or through attacks, the Iranians have also been a source of small weapons, like rifles, said Marvin Weinbaum, d...

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  • OH carries out 1st execution following 3 years-plus delay
OH carries out 1st execution following 3 years-plus delay

Ronald Phillips , 43, faces execution by lethal injection at 10 am local time (1400 GMT), ending Ohio's moratorium on the death penalty , as officials searched for a new combination of drugs to put inmates to death. "The most significant issue is the state's own failure to act on needed changes to the death penalty system". OH has not implem...

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  • Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession
Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession

NPR's Daniel Estrin reports that the prime minister's statement says the security cabinet has accepted recommendations by all of the country's security services to use other kinds of technology. Jordan's position on the continued Muslim protests and the Israeli security plan was not clear from his comments. The White House hailed the decision "...

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  • McCain's daughter says she, father went on hike
McCain's daughter says she, father went on hike

McCain entered to a rousing ovation. They have nearly no margin for error making the presence of the 80-year-old McCain crucial if the vote is to succeed. Ultimately, the real tragedy of McCain's health care vote is not necessarily his complete about-face that occurred in a matter of mere hours, but the blasé attitude that his response seems to s...

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  • Israeli removal of holy site metal detectors not enough: Erdogan
Israeli removal of holy site metal detectors not enough: Erdogan

Israel decided early on Tuesday to remove metal detectors and replace them with "smart", less obtrusive surveillance means, an Israeli cabinet statement said. "We can also not accept Jews going to synagogues and temples being treated as terrorists", he said. In response, Israel closed the shrine for two days for weapons searches and installed...

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  • Subpoena dropped against former Trump campaign chairman
Subpoena dropped against former Trump campaign chairman

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed that an agreement was reached and Manafort will not be at the committee's hearing on Wednesday as the subpoena originally compelled him to be. Instead, Glenn Simpson has agreed to a private interview, according to a person familiar with the conversations who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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  • Israel to stop use of metal detectors at sensitive holy site
Israel to stop use of metal detectors at sensitive holy site

Sheikh Najeh Bakirat, the director of al-Aqsa Mosque, said overnight on Tueday that the move does not fullfil the demands of the Muslim worshippers as the security cameras are being kept. "The religious bodies and the Palestinian street are opposed to any change from the situation that was before July 14 (the day upon which the terror attack occurr...

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  • Celebrities React to Donald Trump's Ban on Transgender Individuals in the Military
Celebrities React to Donald Trump's Ban on Transgender Individuals in the Military

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is banning transgender individuals from serving in the military "in any capacity" - a surprise announcement that is sure to draw condemnation from LGBTQ groups. The statements were made on Wednesday morning, in a series of Twitter posts, where Trump shared he had consulted with unnamed military ex...

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  • NY bans electronic cigarettes at schools
NY bans electronic cigarettes at schools

Cuomo also is creating a new voter registration task force made up of members of his administration to oversee the effort, including ways to create "secure" online voting registration systems in different state agencies, similar to the ones already used by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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  • 31 dead in Taliban vehicle bomb attack
31 dead in Taliban vehicle bomb attack

Afghan soldiers "bravely resisted", he said, killing more than 80 insurgents. In a statement to the media the Taliban took responsibility for the bombing saying the target was the employees of the intelligence services. The U.N. Security Council condemned "the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" in the strongest terms, underlined the need to b...

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  • United States resumes fast processing of some H-1B visa categories
United States resumes fast processing of some H-1B visa categories

The H1-B visa programme, popular with Indian techies, is often used by the USA companies to employ graduate-level professionals in various specialised areas, including information technology (IT), engineering, medicine, and mathematics. Moreover, there is an annual "master's cap" of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. master's de...

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  • Wrecked Snapdeal anchors Flipkart's Rs 138.5 crore buyout offer
Wrecked Snapdeal anchors Flipkart's Rs 138.5 crore buyout offer

One of the sources said the founders, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, are more keen on selling the company to listed e-commerce firm, Infibeam or stay independent. Snapdeal and Flipkart board are expected to meet this week to sign the Term Sheet and finalise the deal. The swap ratio of the deal is likely to be finalised by Flipkart in its board meet...

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  • Modi leaves for flood-hit Gujarat for aerial survey
Modi leaves for flood-hit Gujarat for aerial survey

India's western state of Gujarat is already reeling under floods. The Army, BSF along with the National Disaster Response Force ( NDRF ) and State Disaster Response Force (SRDF) carried out the rescue operations. The weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain at several places across the state in the next two days. The district a...

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  • Rick Perry Tricked Into Fake Interview With Russian Pranksters
Rick Perry Tricked Into Fake Interview With Russian Pranksters

Early in the conversation, Secretary Perry tells the pranksters that "the [Trump] administration is broadly supportive of sanctions against Russian Federation at this particular point in time", and later he offers that "negotiation is always possible" on coal exports to Ukraine .

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  • EU Commission Threatens Poland's Bloc Membership Over Judicial Reforms
EU Commission Threatens Poland's Bloc Membership Over Judicial Reforms

Dutchman Timmermans said that Brussels was still putting Warsaw on notice amid continuing fears that the Polish government's reforms could jeopardise the independence of the judiciary. "If the Polish government goes ahead with undermining the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law in Poland , we will have no other choice than to trigg...

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  • More music to come from Dr G Yunupingu
More music to come from Dr G Yunupingu

If not the face of indigenous Australia, he was certainly its voice. Dr Yunupingu's impact as both a musician and community leader is an invaluable one and undoubtedly, one that will continue to be felt not only on Galiwin'ku land and through Australia, but overseas too.

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  • Immigrants trapped in tractor-trailer shared one air hole
Immigrants trapped in tractor-trailer shared one air hole

The driver was arrested and almost 20 others rescued from the lorry were taken to hospital in a serious condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke. Police believe the people in the tractor-trailer are victims of human trafficking and are hunting those responsible. A total of 39 people were found inside, including two 15-year-old ch...

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  • Hurricanes in Eastern Pacific could cross paths
Hurricanes in Eastern Pacific could cross paths

Ever since, it has steadily intensified. Hilary is an unusually small hurricane - "so small that most sensors don't have the necessary resolution to really see the center", the Hurricane Center said. Instead, the storm is moving west away from the North American coastline. For those partial to political metaphor, Hilary has emerged as the far m...

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  • California man arrested after cobras found in potato chip canisters
California man arrested after cobras found in potato chip canisters

They also found three-soft shelled turtles in the same package which was sent to Franco from Hong Kong, according to the Department of Justice. Los Angeles Police was quoted by media as saying that 34-year-old Rodrigo Franco had been charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country from Hong Kong.

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  • Kristen Stewart Totally Crashed A Wedding - But She Isn't The Only Celeb!
Kristen Stewart Totally Crashed A Wedding - But She Isn't The Only Celeb!

Kristen Stewart practiced the great celebrity tradition of crashing weddings this weekend. But as it turns out, the owner of the reception's restaurant actually planned this event, asking Stewart if she would surprise the couple. this past Saturday. "They look a little Hollywood, but if we didn't know who they were, I don't know if I would h...

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