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Georgia Tech Moves Up in QS World University Rankings


Overall, 16 of the 24 Russell Group universities have fallen down the rankings. For this year, QS has ranked over 950 universities from 84 different countries . "The vast majority of Australian universities are moving upwards, with only a handful of exceptions." NTU has risen 63 places in the rankings since 2010. Read More »

Sara Zelenak Confirmed As Dead In London Bridge Terror Attack


But for Kirsty Boden and Sara Zelenak - one a South Australian nurse, the other a Queensland nanny - a Saturday night out brought their fates together in the most horrific of ways, with both women becoming victims of a savage pack of Islamist terrorists in the United Kingdom capital's latest attack. Read More »

Comey: Trump sought to 'lift the cloud' of investigation


Given that he is now a witness rather than a prosecutor, the former FBI chief is expected to leave that judgment to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Trump and his Republican allies seized on parts of Comey's account in which he confirmed that he told Trump he was not under investigation, citing it as vindication of Trump's public statements. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi detained in Neemuch MP

Fresh violence broke out on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh, a day after security forces fired at protesting farmers killing up to eight of them and sparking tensions across the state. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi , Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said: "The BJP has nearly been acting like a curse of death for Indian farmers, literally - not figuratively". Read More »

Polls tighten on eve of UK general election


May smiled but did not speak to media as she and her husband Philip voted in the village of Sonning on the River Thames in her Maidenhead constituency. She has gained huge popularity amongst voters and wants Scotland to have a special status and a second independence referendum before the United Kingdom leaves the EU. Read More »

Government okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers protest


This took the form of a blockade where the farmers decided not to allow vegetables and milk to reach the cities with a "let us see how they can manage without us". Singh and Tripathi wanted to persuade the farmers to end their protest but the attempt backfired. Taking to social media, Rahul said, "This government is at war with the farmers of our country". Read More »

Rahul headed to MP; Collector, SP of Mandsaur transferred


Earlier, in a series of tweets Gandhi said: "Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments are doing their best to prevent me from entering Madhya Pradesh and meeting the families of the farmers killed in Mandsaur ". "In the past 11 years, there have been countless decisions made for the welfare of farmers". However, Chouhan came down heavily on the Congress for giving a political tinge to the violence. Read More »

Did Russia Interfere in the Election, Collect Info on Trump — Putin Interview

Among Putin's denials that the Russians had interfered in the USA election, he had just offered up a moral logic for Russia - interfering in US elections. You created a sensation out of nothing". Putin claimed that Russian Federation has a preference in an election but only reacts to the "political direction" that the United States seems to be heading in. Read More »

Qatar blames current crisis on fake news inserted by hackers

Mohammed el-Iraqi, the spokesman for the Egyptian community in Qatar , has told Egyptian media that Egyptians in Qatar panicked when the crisis erupted but that so far it has had no impact on their businesses. Turkey has had a base there, with about 150 troops, since 2014. During his discussion with Iranian leader Rouhani on Wednesday, Macron offered his condolences to the families of the 13 people killed by gunmen and suicide bombers in Tehran earlier yesterday, the first attack ... Read More »

Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House

Comey will testify that President Donald Trump sought his "loyalty" and asked what could be done to "lift the cloud" of investigation shadowing his White House, according to prepared remarks released ahead of his appearance on Capitol Hill on June 8, 2017. Read More »

Hezbollah threatens to strike US in Syria over 'red lines'

It has since emerged as a key fighting force against IS in northern Syria, and the main ground partner of the US-led coalition battling the jihadist group. A second USA defense official said, at the time, that an airstrike hit the convoy after the vehicles continued toward the base, striking an enemy tank and a bulldozer or front loader-type vehicle. Read More »

Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

President Donald Trump spoke to Qatar's emir on Wednesday, offering USA mediation in a crisis that has split Washington's allies and pushed regional powers toward confrontation. Among diplomats and former USA officials there was shock that Trump would so openly pick sides in what is effectively a dispute between allies. It is like the same measures that Saudi Arabia took following the attack on [the embassy of] Saudi Arabia in Tehran. Read More »

UAE bans sympathy for Qatar with jail threat


Kuwait's emir has traveled to Qatar and met that country's leader as part of his efforts to mediate an end to a crisis that's seen Arab nations cut ties to the energy-rich country and attempt to isolate it. "We pray to God to help him succeed in achieving Gulf unity", veteran MP Ali Al Deqbasi said during a parliamentary session. The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf since the 1991 United States-led war against Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, which is home to some ... Read More »

UK PM May's lead remains 1 percent point: Survation poll

Brexit was consistently the most tweeted-about topic of the campaign, even in the weeks of the Manchester and London terror attacks. At the time May faced some criticism for going against her pledges to stay in government until 2020, but most commentators seemed to think calling the election was a smart if cynical move. Read More »

Iran blames Saudi Arabia after 12 killed in Tehran terrorist attack

Syria's Foreign Ministry also condemned the attacks, which it said were backed by various governments that it did not specify. The analyst further rejected the idea that Saudi Arabia is supporting the Daesh terrorists, reasoning that the kingdom itself has been subjected to terror attacks. Read More »

The Five Weirdest Interactions Between James Comey and Donald Trump


Former FBI Director James Comey set the media's hair on fire when he released his prepared statement for his highly anticipated testimony set for Thursday. Blunt, R-Mo., a member of the committee and a sometime Comey critic, says if Comey refuses to answer some questions that "would be a big problem with me and with the committee". Read More »

Pentagon says US base in Qatar not affected

President Donald Trump is backing Saudi Arabia and other Mideast nations in taking what he says is a "hardline" on Qatar, and said perhaps the rift will be "the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism". Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani spoke by telephone overnight with his counterpart in Kuwait , which has maintained diplomatic ties with Qatar, and made a decision to postpone a speech to the Qatari people as requested. Read More »

May's lead over Labour holds at 8 points - Panelbase poll


A YouGov poll for the Times found support for Labour had dipped on the eve of the election. Polls published overnight suggest that Theresa May's Conservative Party hold a lead of between six and eight points over Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party , although outliers suggest that lead could be as big as 13 points, or as small as one point. Read More »

Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military


This was the 10 North Korean missile test this year, which led to South Korean President Moon Jae-in calling a National Security Council meeting, came just a day after he suspended the USA missile defense system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). Read More »

Turkey expedites troop deployment to Qatar as Gulf rift escalates


The White House says that Trump told the emir that all countries in the region need to co-operate to prevent terrorist financing and stop the spread of extremist ideology. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties and their connections to Qatar's airspace, airports and seaports on Monday . Read More »

Fresh violence in MP, farmers say eight killed


The Congress vice-president, along with JDU leader Sharad Yadav, have left for the Mandsaur to visit the families of the farmers killed in the firing. The situation in Mandsaur , which is under curfew , is peaceful on Thursday. BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao has alleged that Rahul Gandhi is indulging in political tourism, he is playing politics in the name of farmers. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj Hold Talks With Sri Lankan Foreign Minister


The Indian Premier and the minister had also discussed the Indo-Lanka fishermen's issue. When asked about Sri Lanka joining One Belt One Road (OBOR) in view of the recent protests against the Hambantota port being developed by China, the visiting minister told reporters, "Protests happen all over, it's not specific to any country". Read More »

Trump Weighs In On Qatar Rift With Gulf Neighbours

Where to start? Mr. Trump's intervention aligned the United States against a country that is now hosting at least 10,000 USA military personnel at a base where operations against the Islamic State are being directed - a facility that was needed after Saudi Arabia ordered US forces to leave its territory. Read More »