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VN marks Red Cross, Red Crescent Day

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He said that Red Cross has contributed a lot towards blood donation but now they will help the government in organ donation. Nadda said IRCS has to become a support system to the health department. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh today called upon the people in the state to associate with Red Cross society in large numbers and serve the humanity by rendering their services. Read More »

Nirbhaya's mother demands fast-track courts for sexual assault cases

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This decision by Supreme Court has restored our faith in the judiciary; it has indeed set a great example and we seriously hope that the percentage of rape cases reduce after this. "I am alive, and kept myself strong, only to see this day". She said:"The court's judgement is a reminder to each of us to work tirelessly toward building a safe & secure environment for women". Read More »

North Korea threatens to sink U.S. submarine

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The North has been ratcheting up tensions for months with a series of missile launches, including a volley of rockets in early March which saw three falls provocatively close to Japan. Trump said he believes China's president, Xi Jinping, has been putting pressure on North Korea over its missile and nuclear weapons programs. The action was initiated between a USA cruise missile strike against Syria and the dropping of its most powerful nonnuclear bomb on Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan. Read More »

USA sanctions Syria officials over sarin gas attack

Worldwide chemical weapons inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said last week they had found "incontrovertible" evidence that sarin, or a similar substance, was used in the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun, but did not apportion responsibility. Read More »

BJP sweeps Delhi Municipal Corporation polls

The AAP with just 48 wards came a distant second with the Congress ending up third, bagging just 30 seats. Out of a total 272 wards, the BJP has won over 186 wards, with AAP winning 47 and the Congress 29 "It is not exactly Gujarat model but you can say we usually opt for changing candidates in Gujarat and some BJP-ruled states". Read More »

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

Israel has carried out another major overnight attack on Syria today, going after an arms depot near the Damascus airport , which they say was a site which Iranian weapons were delivered to. Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar TV channel said the dawn raid struck fuel tanks and a warehouse near Damascus International Airport and that it was probably the result of an Israeli strike. Read More »

The Newest Trailer For World War II Epic, 'Dunkirk,' Justifies The Hype

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Nolan shot large portions of Dunkirk on IMAX cameras at the actual real world locations of Operation Dynamo, which should make for even more authentic viewing when it releases on July 21, 2017. Among the actors in the star-studded cast are Tom Hardy , Oscar victor Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy , and Kenneth Branagh. 'Christopher Nolan (" Interstellar ", " Inception ", " The Dark Knight " Trilogy) is directing " Dunkirk " from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and ... Read More »

EPA to take down climate data from website

It also links to a full archive of how the page used to look on January 19, before Trump's inauguration. Pruitt reportedly approved the changes to the EPA's website, according to a staffer who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Oil prices near 5-month low as global oversupply weighs

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After falling almost 5 percent Thursday to their lowest level in five months, crude oil prices are nearing a capitulation point, Goldman Sachs said in a report Friday. The Capital Economics analysts say that even though crude oil stocks have been growing, total inventories of petroleum products have been falling sharply in the US. Read More »

Turkey condemns killing of 25 Indian paramilitaries

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Vijay Kumar, Senior Security Adviser in the Home Ministry told The Hindu . Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh laid wreaths on the coffins of the soldiers of the paramilitary Central Reserve Security Force (CRPF) and a 21-gun salute was given to the deceased, before the final rites were carried out. Read More »

Former Obama security adviser declines invite to testify

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Rice largely avoided addressing the specific allegations during an early April interview on MSNBC; however, she said it was "absolutely false" that Obama officials utilized intelligence "for political purposes". Rice objected to the fact that she had not received a bipartisan invitation. Graham responded to Rice's decision not to testify in a statement. "I don't know where we'll go with her yet, but I do believe that she should be before the committee". Read More »

UP DGP visits Saharanpur after clash, says no one fled from

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Apart from the two incidents, the teams will also review law and order situation in Saharanpur range which includes Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts. SSP Dubey said, "The situation is tense but in control". Acting on a complaint filed by the father of the deceased, police today arrested 17 people, charging seven of them for murder. Read More »

Nigeria official says 62 Chibok girls released

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Some were able to escape and 21 were released in October after negotiations brokered by the Red Cross between the administration and Boko Haram. Boko Haram fighters stormed the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok on the evening of April 14, 2014 and kidnapped 276 girls. Read More »

US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

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In response to the April 4 attack, the United States fired 59 missiles at a Syrian air base that it said was the launching pad for the attack. When asked about Israel's desire to have the Trump administration amend or scuttle the JCPOA - as repeatedly promised during the election campaign - Liberman at first said: "We're not in a position to give advice to an American administration". Read More »

What to know about South Korea's election

His North Korea policy is at the other end of the spectrum and more in-line with the isolationist approach of the United States. He's vowed to reopen a joint industrial park in a North Korean border town that Park's government closed a year ago following another nuclear test and rocket launch. Read More »

Japan sends warship to escort US supply vessel in Pacific

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In addition to the saber-rattling, Mr. Trump is pursuing a policy of pushing China to rein in North Korea. " Most political people would never say that ", Trump said . Whether North Korea can or will present a credible intercontinental threat to the United States is in doubt, but at this point unlikely. The most recent two - fired on April 16 and April 29 - both failed. Read More »

At least 50 Afghan soldiers killed in retaliatory fire, says IG FC

Akhtar Mohammad, a doctor at the government-run Chaman hospital, told The Associated Press that dozens of persons wounded in Friday's skirmishes were still being treated and that "some of them are still traumatized". Among the Afghan wounded were 23 civilians. Siddiqi blamed the Pakistani side for starting the fighting. The Afghan Charge d' Affairs was conveyed that Pakistani authorities were undertaking the population census and this information had been shared with the Afghan government ... Read More »

Border tension reduces as Pak-Afghan call ceasefire

The Afghan forces used heavy artillery to fire at the Pakistani side of the border, the Inter-Services Public Relations said, adding that border forces retaliated to the firing in Kali Luqman and Kali Jahangir areas of Chaman. Abdul Raziq, who chaired the Afghan delegation at the meeting, warned that they are monitoring Pakistani forces movements and that Afghan security forces will respond to any intervention against Afghan territory. Read More »

Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

Femi Adesina told reporters Sunday night that Buhari promised the girls he personally would supervise their rehabilitation. "We will continue to meet with the girls and monitor their health", Straziuso said. Ironside said "it is heartening to know that the girls will be returning to their families who have been waiting for this day". The use of children as suicide bombers by the militants is also on the rise in the Lake Chad region with 27 such attacks recorded in the first three months of ... Read More »

N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

The North's sparse announcement came days after it confirmed its April detainment of PUST professor Kim Sang-duk, who goes by his American name, Tony Kim . For instance, President Trump last month said he was sending an "armada" to the Korean peninsula (even though that may not have actually happened). Read More »

Venezuelan president signs decree pursuing new constitution

Although the Supreme Court restored parliament's authority after local and global outcry, protests against Maduro's government escalated, resulting in almost 30 deaths as of April 29. He is urging Venezuela's armed forces to step in to prevent the "coup" by Maduro from taking place. On Monday, opposition Governor Henrique Capriles said in posts on his Twitter account that the opposition would alert democratic governments around the world about what he called a “constitutional fraud” and ... Read More »