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Attack at UK Parliament leaves at least one dead, suspect shot

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The victims include Metropolitan Police officer Keith Palmer who was stabbed to death in a bid to prevent a knifeman entering the Houses of Parliament. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sadness over the terror attack on the UK Parliament on Wednesday, where five people - including the perpetrator - were killed and dozens were severely injured. Read More »

Bird flu found at 2nd farm near earlier Tennessee case

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Lyndsay Cole, spokeswoman for USDA, has informed that the national USDA laboratory is now testing poultry samples obtained from Alabama to further identify the virus subtype and to estimate its lethal impact. Officials say the strains of bird flu that have sickened the Tennessee chickens do not pose a threat to the food supply. Poultry owners who see signs of potential HPAI infection are urged to call the department's Bureau of Animal Health at 717-772-2852. Read More »

'All hands on deck' for GOP as health care vote approaches

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The stakes could hardly be higher for a party that gained monopoly control of Washington largely on promises to get rid of former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement and replace it with something better. "One of the things we've been told over and over again is the bill was no more aggressive than it has been... in part because of Senate rules", Lee said. Read More »

Derry City captain Ryan McBride dies suddenly

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The cause of death is unknown. McClean has also being given time away from the Ireland squad on Thursday to attend Ryan's funeral. Derry is expected to come to a standstill today as the city's St Columba's Church, Long Tower, witnesses funerals for both McBride and the former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Read More »

London's worst terror attack in decade leaves 5 dead, 40 injured

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The police officer killed in a terror attack at Westminster has been named as Constable Keith Palmer. The House of Commons session was suspended and members of parliament who were in the chamber were told to remain there. "She is strong and doing very well". Counter-terror detectives will continue searching for clues to how an armed attacker brought destruction to London . Read More »

Number of child sex offences in Lancashire rising

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Its estimates suggest a total of 13,565 crimes were recorded against children aged 10 and under, with 2,799 of these crimes perpetrated against children aged four and under. The programme helps children learn the signs of abuse; and informs them of what to do if they have been a victim of abuse. " Sexual abuse can shatter a child's life and leave them feeling ashamed, depressed, or even suicidal ". Read More »

UN Proposes Pay Cut to Curb Peacekeeper Sex Abuse

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A new United Nations report on measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers has said action against one such allegation is pending with India which has appointed a focal point to handle future paternity claims related to sexual abuse. Read More »

NC authorises Farooq Abdullah to decide on party alliance

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Under the agreement, NC president Farooq Abdullah will contest from Srinagar (Central Kashmir). The Srinagar-Budgam LS seat fell vacant after Tariq Hamid Karra resigned as MP and from basic membership of PDP during unrest in the Valley previous year to protest mishandling of situation by the Mehbooba government. Read More »

North Korean missile launch fails

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North Korea, Gold said, has been "one of the critical sources" of technology for Iran's missile program. A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded just after it was launched on Wednesday, the US and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region. Read More »

Chetak helicopter topples in Allahabad

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According to reports both the pilots are safe. The Sukhoi-30 is the only jet that has a twin pilot feature, as the aircraft is deployed in the air-dominance category. It must be noted that the armed forces have lost over 60 aircraft and helicopters in crashes leading to the deaths of over 80 people, since 2011. Light utility Cheetah and Chetak helicopters are considered as the lifeline for remotely located military posts, which are inaccessible by road. Read More »

Netanyahu says major progress in reaching settlement deal with US

According to the Resolution 2334 of the UN Security Council, adopted on December 23, 2016, Israel is to stop settlement activity in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, as these activities are violating global law, namely the Fouth Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians in the time of war. Read More »

China issues warning to United States bomber flying in East China Sea

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Two unnamed officials have confirmed the encounter to Fox News while the CNN cited a senior defence official to corroborate the account. The PLA put the United States on notice Wednesday after issuing a warning to the Pentagon for sending a military aircraft over the disputed East China Sea, a pair of USA officials told Fox News. Read More »

White House attacks Clintons in pushback against Manafort allegations

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Spicer ignored a follow-up request for clarification, given Manafort's position. He was involved with the campaign for five months, serving as campaign chairman for three of those months until he resigned. "There's a growing number of people supporting us", he said. Despite dozens of tweets criticising Obama, Trump sees no hypocrisy in his golfing habits. Read More »

Members of the public helping the injured on Westminster Bridge

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It's still not clear what exactly happened or how many people have been injured in London. It's after a four wheel drive vehicle apparently mowed down several pedestrians who were walking along the pavement of Westminster Bridge . Four fatalities have been reported by the BBC, including a woman, who succumbed to injuries sustained from the auto crash, a police officer, who was stabbed with a knife by the man believed to be the attacker and the attacker himself, who was shot by the police. Read More »

Bound Saudia passengers can't carry electronic devices in cabin

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The UK has just announced that it is adopting the same ban on laptops and other electronic devices, on flights arriving from the same airports, as the USA announced just this morning. A tweet from Saudi Airlines and one, subsequently deleted, by Royal Jordanian airlines informed their customers of an imminent cabin ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone. Read More »

Somali pirates suspected to have hijacked ship, expert says

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And although the United Nations has been working with Somali authorities to establish a federal fisheries authority, what Oceans Beyond Piracy calls "the fundamental grievance" behind pirating has gotten short thrift compared to efforts to protect shipping interests. Read More »

Foreign Ministry condemns bloody Baghdad bomb attack

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The explosion took place in the busy Shia Muslim business district of Hay al-Amil on Monday evening. Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters have been engaged in the offensive to retake Mosul, the Daesh Takfiri terrorists' last stronghold in the Arab country, since October 2016. Read More »

Trump's Ex-Campaign Chief Accused of Money Laundering in Ukraine

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But he denies receiving any cash payments. Amid intense media scrutiny, Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign. He has also said the Trump campaign had no involvement with the government of Vladimir Putin and denied playing a role in softening platform language about Russia's annexation of Crimea and broader military actions in eastern Ukraine during last summer's Republican National Convention. Read More »

Amarinder seeks farm loan waiver for Punjab

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One, he wd remain distracted. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday issued a statement claiming that he has no problem with Navjot Singh Sidhu working on a TV show but only if it is permissible under constitution or he will have to change the ministry. Read More »

Philippine troops rescue 2 Malaysians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants

The two Malaysian hostages were taken on July 19 a year ago from a tugboat, Serudung 3, off Lahad Datu in Sabah. "Military doctors are now attending to them as we speak in our hospital in Sulu", said Galvez. The militant group known for kidnappings for ransom had reportedly demanded 100m Philippine peso (£1.6m, $2m) for the release of the five crewmen. Of the captives, more than 20 are foreigners- among them nationals of Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Netherlands. Read More »

London attack: property raided in Birmingham

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The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed the incident. London has often been the target of terrorist attacks, from IRA campaigns in the 1970s and 80s to more recent Islamist plots. "Every time you put in place a new measure after an attack or a thwarted attack, the assailants adapt to get around the measures in place and find the gaps", she said. Read More »

Superstar Rajinikanth and Gangai Amaran meet

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Interestingly, the catchphrase coined by BJP senior and Union Minister of State for road transport, highways and shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan - "Kazhagangal Illatha Tamizhagam, Kavalai Illatha Tamizhagam" (Tamil Nadu devoid of AIADMK, DMK and worry-free state) is being used as the slogan by the BJP members during the campaign. Read More »

Chinese citizens found hidden in car's trunk at US-Mexico border

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Officers helped the four out of the trunk and escorted them to a secure location for processing, officials stated. The dog, which is trained to detect drugs and smuggled humans, alerted at the trunk. "Concealing persons in vehicles is unsafe and could have severe consequences", said Pete Flores, director of Field Operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in San Diego. Read More »

Former US Rep Steve Stockman accused of violating federal election laws

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The feds say after assuming office in January 2013, Stockman asked $350,000 from an unidentified businessman from Chicago. The donation was solicited for the objective of renovating a house in Washington, D.C., called the Freedom House. Tea Party darling Steve Stockman , who served two non-consecutive terms in Congress from 1995 to 1997 and 2013 to 2015, used to be best known for inviting an Obama-mask wearing rodeo clown to perform in his state and walking out of the former president's ... Read More »