• China rejects 'irresponsible' US remarks on South China Sea
China rejects 'irresponsible' US remarks on South China Sea

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution imposing new targeted sanctions on a handful of North Korean officials and entities, in response to a series of ballistic missile tests this year that are banned under UN resolutions.

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  • United Nations says population chief Babatunde Osotimehin died suddenly
United Nations says population chief Babatunde Osotimehin died suddenly

Osotimehin, reportedly died in the early hours of Monday, June 5, 2017, sources close to the family have said. "I have lost a brother, a valued long-time family friend", said Mr Sidibé. He was also until his death an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations . During his lifetime, Osotimehin was dedicated to gender, youth and maternal heal...

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  • S. Korean gov't allots 10 bln Dollars extra budget for job creation
S. Korean gov't allots 10 bln Dollars extra budget for job creation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government said Monday it has drawn up an 11.2 trillion won ($10 billion) extra budget to create jobs as the new administration took its first steps to deliver campaign pledges. The planned supplementary budget would do little to improve the unemployment problem fundamentally if it was spent mostly on fundi...

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  • China upset at Mattis' 'irresponsible remarks' on South China Sea
China upset at Mattis' 'irresponsible remarks' on South China Sea

North Korea is threatening a sixth nuclear test. North Korea has rejected all UN Security Council resolutions dating back to 2006 when it conducted its first nuclear test, saying such moves directly infringe its sovereign right to self-defense.

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  • Powerball jackpot now $375 million
Powerball jackpot now $375 million

The Smith Family of Trenton were the last Powerball jackpot winners from New Jersey. The jackpot for Wednesday grows to an annuity value of $375 million with a cash value of $235.4 million. Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The $375 million jackpot is the game's highest since a $435...

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  • Pregnancy not dangerous for women who had breast cancer
Pregnancy not dangerous for women who had breast cancer

Previously, the investigators conducted a study that showed no detrimental effect of pregnancy on breast cancer recurrence risk within the first five years following conception; this latest study provides follow-up data out to a median 12.5 years past conception, important because survivors of ER-positive disease face a risk of recurrence that ex...

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  • Army: Palestinian woman attacks soldier with knife
Army: Palestinian woman attacks soldier with knife

The U.S. administration believes strengthening the Palestinian economy would support future talks, but Israelis and Palestinians have different views of what that means. Their economy contracted or stagnated as a result of conflict-related closures, and they became more dependent on foreign aid. On 22 May, the day before US President Donald Trum...

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  • Panama JIT to present second inquiry report to SC on Tuesday
Panama JIT to present second inquiry report to SC on Tuesday

On his arrival at the Judicial Academy in Islamabad , supporters of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) were also present and chanted slogans in the premier's favour. There are also reports that the Prime Minister is also willing to appear before the JIT, which shows that government fully subscribes to the notion of supremacy of law and constitution.

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  • Astros assert dominance with convincing sweep of Rangers
Astros assert dominance with convincing sweep of Rangers

Additionally, McCullers did not allow an earned run in four consecutive starts from May 6-23. The nine-game streak is the longest winning streak for Houston since it won 10 straight in 2015. It's not a good feeling. Correa got the lesser end of those two battles, and then the third time's a charm. That included four strikeouts by second basem...

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  • Qld woman lucky to survive London attacks
Qld woman lucky to survive London attacks

A Brisbane woman whose throat was slashed in the weekend's London terrorist attack thought she was going to die in the rampage. Asked about the response of Ms May - who insisted "enough is enough" - Ms Bishop said the British prime minister was expressing the views and opinions of the people she serves.

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  • Delhi sizzles at 47 degrees; no respite till Tuesday
Delhi sizzles at 47 degrees; no respite till Tuesday

Sunday and Monday will also be quite sunny with a minimum of 8 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 23. The humidity levels oscillated between 79 and 26 per cent. Head of IMD's Regional Weather Forecasting Centre in Delhi Ravinder Vishen said Delhi would receive three spells of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. The mercury is set to rise further in th...

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  • Indian coast guards rescue 27 from flooded barge off Karnataka coast
Indian coast guards rescue 27 from flooded barge off Karnataka coast

Four workers were earlier rescued late on Saturday, but the operations were suspended due to bad weather. Reports said the barrage hit rock following which it flooded and began to sink with 27 people on board. "Port secretary Laxminarayana alerted Coast Guard authorities in Karwar and Goa to keep their ship and helicopter ready", he said. As th...

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  • Civil services marks to be disclosed within 15 days: UPSC
Civil services marks to be disclosed within 15 days: UPSC

Having been allotted to the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), she is now undergoing training. Nandini belongs to the Other Backward Class (OBC) category. Of the 1,099 selected candidates, 846 are men and 253 women, including 44 disabled candidates.

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  • GOP Health Bill Pleases Most Republicans, But Not Many Other Americans
GOP Health Bill Pleases Most Republicans, But Not Many Other Americans

He's giving Senate Republicans the green light to spend what it takes to achieve health care that would be "the best anywhere". It was the latest in an ongoing series of Kaiser polls on health care. In the poll, three-in-four said they don't think the narrowly-passed House bill fulfills most of Trump's promises. Among Republicans, twice as many s...

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  • Police at London Bridge after vehicle reportedly plows into people
Police at London Bridge after vehicle reportedly plows into people

Three attackers, who were wearing fake explosive suicide vests, were also shot dead by police, the Metropolitan Police said. British authorities have classified the incidents as terrorist attacks . "Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the awful incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terr...

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  • GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises
GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises

New survey data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, though, serves as a reminder that pushing forward with the legislation could be politically problematic well past this year. Even more Democrats (78 percent) favored Obamacare. But those shares have now increased. KODJAK: Antos is a health policy researcher at the conservative American Enterprise...

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  • Kabul protest that left several dead enters second day
Kabul protest that left several dead enters second day

High-ranking officials had been in attendance at the time, including CEO Abdullah Abdullah and acting Foreign Affairs Minister Salahuddin Rabbani. It was not clear what caused the three explosions at the funeral, and no group has said it was behind them.

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  • Trump slams London mayor over response to terror attacks
Trump slams London mayor over response to terror attacks

One man told The Associated Press he was finishing dinner in Borough Market when a woman "came running in and said there was a person out there wielding some kind of knife". Thomas' Hospital, five were taken to University College London Hospital, and two were taken to St. Mary's Hospital. In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people wit...

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  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes 'first African' to lead World Health Organization
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes 'first African' to lead World Health Organization

The result was confirmed in a statement by the World Health Organization after three rounds of voting on Tuesday. "I promise to run World Health Organization in the same manner in which I ran my campaign - cost-effectively, with full transparency, with a global outlook, with integrity, and respect for all...." Tedros is also the first director...

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  • In Brexit heartlands, May's election gamble could depend on turnout
In Brexit heartlands, May's election gamble could depend on turnout

And she denied she had called the election out of political calculation. The two main parties suspended their election campaigns after Saturday night's attack on London Bridge, which left seven dead, but Corbyn restarted his campaign on Sunday night with a speech that outlined a significant hardening of his stance on how British police should...

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