• Economic Survey says meeting economic growth target of 6.75-7.5% hard
Economic Survey says meeting economic growth target of 6.75-7.5% hard

The survey, however, noticed a rekindled optimism on structural reforms in Indian economy riding on various factors such as launch of the GST; Positive impacts of demonetization; decision in principle to privatize Air India; further rationalization of energy subsidies and Actions to address the Twin Balance Sheet (TBS) challenge.

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  • Stoneman, Crane included in England squad for first Test against West Indies
Stoneman, Crane included in England squad for first Test against West Indies

And the 30-year-old looks set to be rewarded with a Test debut at Edgbaston, where England will begin a historic first ever day-night Test match on home soil on Thursday August 17. England will host West Indies for two more tests followed by a one-off T20 and a four-match one-day worldwide series. "It's great to be included in this series and hop...

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  • Ramil Guliyev wins 200m in stunning upset at world championships
Ramil Guliyev wins 200m in stunning upset at world championships

Urged on by the crowd, he completed his solo attempt in 20.20 seconds, well inside the target, and finished second in his semi-final about two hours later despite running in the inside lane, widely regarded as the most hard. These remember are no ordinary athletes. The IAAF received a written request from the Botswanan federation for Makwala to...

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  • DineEquity, Inc (DIN) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.13 EPS
DineEquity, Inc (DIN) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.13 EPS

DineEquity earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. Amid a hard environment for family-oriented restaurant chains, DineEquity has been focusing on boosting its brands through food and menu innovation, remodeling efforts, and online ordering.

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  • Video captures a near-death shooting of a police officer
Video captures a near-death shooting of a police officer

According to 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, Smith called out to the man, identified as Malcolm Antwan Orr, ordering him to stop. "A camera in Smith's glasses, which the officer purchased for himself on Amazon, captured the incident", said officials with the solicitor's office.

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  • Sunderland house hit by gas explosion
Sunderland house hit by gas explosion

Another wrote that she knew the house where the explosion went off: "It's across the road from old bingo hall". It's reported that there are around 15 emergency vehicles on the scene. Northumbria Police say it happened at a private residential house. Tracey Pounder, 51, said: "I heard an almighty bang". A woman using the name Lauren x on Twit...

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  • Venkaiah Naidu disapproves Vice President's claim of 'insecurity among minorities'
Venkaiah Naidu disapproves Vice President's claim of 'insecurity among minorities'

Right from being wrongly targeted for not saluting the flag on Republic Day to missing Yoga Day event, haters criticised Ansari not only just for what they thought was dereliction of duty as the ex-officio chair of Rajya Sabha , but also because he belongs to the Muslim community.

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  • Strong 6.3 quake rocks Philippines
Strong 6.3 quake rocks Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that no damage was expected from the quake but residents in nearby areas should prepare for possible aftershocks. In February, a 6.5-magnitude quake killed eight people and left more than 250 injured outside the southern city of Surigao. The last major quake to hit the country was a 7....

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  • Wall St lower as investors weigh rising N. Korea tensions
Wall St lower as investors weigh rising N. Korea tensions

In Europe, London's commodities-heavy FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip firms stocks ended the day with a 0.1 percent gain. "First, the ongoing hostility with North Korea is not only likely to keep the MSCI Korea Index under pressure, but could also weigh a little on equities elsewhere in the region", Capital Economics said.

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  • Google Doodle celebrates 44 years of Hip Hop with interactive turntables
Google Doodle celebrates 44 years of Hip Hop with interactive turntables

Herc is said to have created this genre of music back in 1973. The interactive Doodle commemorates the 44th anniversary of the party where DJ Kool Herc is credited with creating hip hop in 1973. Nevertheless, Google's Ryan Germick claimed that, this project is special since it was the most complex that Google has ever done. "We've never done ...

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  • About 50% Guam residents 'very concerned' about N. Korean threat
About 50% Guam residents 'very concerned' about N. Korean threat

North Korea is threatening to launch weapons in the direction of Guam, the closest US Territory to North Korea. Alexandra Harvey added, "My husband's military, so from the military side of it, I think if it was really imminent they would have let us know".

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  • Trump's spiritual adviser says God supports conflict with North Korea
Trump's spiritual adviser says God supports conflict with North Korea

In a letter sent to Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) first reported by, Humphrey accuses Trump of making a bad situation worse with his recent promise that North Korea would face " fire and fury " if it continued to threaten the U.S. "You see, God is NOT against building walls!" In fact, for the conservative Christian, constructing walls to protec...

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  • Arsene Wenger speaks out on the future of Alexis Sanchez
Arsene Wenger speaks out on the future of Alexis Sanchez

Wenger told SFR Sport (via the Evening Standard ) that he has a "firm intention" to retain Sanchez's services but added that he is "not super optimistic" about a contract renewal. Losing him for free next year isn't ideal either, particularly as they'll have no control over his destination, but at least they'll have him for another year and ti...

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  • Oxford Circus station evacuated after fire on Tube train
Oxford Circus station evacuated after fire on Tube train

However, others said that it was calm and many people were still trying to tap their Oyster cards to get out of the station. Commuter Katie Watts posted to Twitter: 'Just got off the tube at Oxford Circus and the train across the platform was on fire, got evacuated out'.

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  • United Kingdom govt close to publishing Brexit position papers
United Kingdom govt close to publishing Brexit position papers

She also contradicted Mrs May's insistence on continuing to count foreign students in the migration statistics. Green acknowledged that "in some areas there will need to be a common approach". But Mr Green dismissed that idea, saying migration policy must continue to be handled nationally from London. "I can't see that changing". Scotland Secre...

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  • 'Prepare for attack': cruise passengers sent into lockdown
'Prepare for attack': cruise passengers sent into lockdown

Which encouraged the ship to go black out for 10 days. The passengers on the Sea Princess were traveling from Australia to Dubai. The passengers, who had paid GBP 30,000 to board the ship, were stunned as the captain ordered to shut all the curtains and lights as soon as evening approached, reported The Telegraph .

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  • Pradeep, Herath out of 3rd Test
Pradeep, Herath out of 3rd Test

This is the first time ever that India have managed to take a 2-0 lead in a Test series in Sri Lanka and have a chance to complete a thumping series win against their less illustrious opponents. Ahead of the third and final Test match against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on August 12, Team India seemed to have wondered around in the island nati...

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  • Sri Lanka's foreign minister resigns
Sri Lanka's foreign minister resigns

But Opposition lawmakers and sections of civil society had demanded the Foreign Minister resign immediately, accusing him of corruption and hindering transparency. I would continue in the party as a backbench member of parliament, " he said. "I will not allow such a coup to topple our government". He also said that he resigned in order to set a p...

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  • Southport Officer Hit By Fleeing Car Outside Indianapolis Hospital
Southport Officer Hit By Fleeing Car Outside Indianapolis Hospital

The prosecutor says they are talking with Brown's family about the possibility of seeking the death penalty. When Allan approached him to help, Brown allegedly opened fire on him, shooting Allan 11 times. Police haven't revealed a possible motive. He made his first court appearance in Marion County court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to that cha...

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  • McCain unveils 'strategy for success' in Afghanistan
McCain unveils 'strategy for success' in Afghanistan

John McCain , R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington . A former Navy pilot who was held in a prisoner of war camp in Vietnam, Mr. McCain has always been one of Capitol Hill's foremost defense hawks. Obama sent the country spiraling again. "We're getting close, we're getting very close", Trump said in a press conference on Thursday. Def...

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