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Champions Trophy: India wins toss, elects to bowl

Jasprit Bumrah struck a first blow for India in the 4th over when he had southpaw opener Fakhar Zaman caught behind but the batsman was recalled after replays showed that Bumrah had overstepped the line. As cricket enthusiasts all over world are anxiously waiting for the battle, an air of unusual excitement can be felt among young cricketers across the country as they wish the Indian players all the luck for today's match. Read More »

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

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This is "the highest figure since we started recording these figures", UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi told reporters ahead of the report launch. 'By any measure, this is an unacceptable number, and it speaks louder than ever to the need for solidarity and common goal in preventing and resolving crises, ' he said. Read More »

Trump not under investigation in Russia probe: Lawyer

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No such conclusion has been reached. CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week, that included information that "Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Read More »

Trump hosts lunch with Republican senators, Obamacare repeal on menu

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The alliance becomes more crucial as Senate leaders struggle to build conservative support for an emerging bill that has yet to win over hard-right Sens. Trump said he wants the Senate version to be "more generous", the sources said. There, he called the House legislation a "great plan" and said it was "very, very, incredibly well-crafted". Read More »

May inches toward deal to stay in power

It is thought that an announcement on an agreement will be delayed as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy - and may not come until next week. The talks are being closely watched in European capitals as they could delay the expected start of Brexit negotiations next week, as well as change Britain's entire approach to its EU withdrawal. Read More »

Macron's party leads in French parliamentary elections

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The party's chief Jean-Christophe Cambadelis and its failed presidential candidate Benoit Hamon both crashed out of the running on Sunday. If no candidate wins over 50 percent, the two top-placed contenders go into the second round - along with any other candidate who garners at least 12.5 percent of registered voters in the district. Read More »

Macron's party set for a stunning victory in French parliamentary election

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Having an absolute majority in the National Assembly , France's lower and more powerful house of parliament, will allow Macron to govern more at ease during his five-year term. Party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis and failed presidential candidate Benoit Hamon both crashed out of the running on Sunday. She said her party could win several seats in next week's second-round poll and urged voters to turn out in massive numbers. Read More »

Qatari businessman plans to airlift 4000 cows as blockade continues

Turkey has declared its full support to Qatar by offering food supplies and deploying its military troops in Qatar. The airspace closure was to protect the country and its citizens from anything it sees as a threat and as a precautionary measure, Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency. Read More »

Trump Attorney: The President Is Not Under Investigation

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A USA official last week confirmed that Rosenstein has told colleagues he may have to recuse himself from the inquiry because he'd criticized Comey in a memo before Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief. Schiff said if the panel can't get an answer then he believes a subpoena will be needed. He spoke on ABC's "This Week". Asked about the possibility that an investigation has since developed and the president just does not know, Sekulow said: "I can't read people's ... Read More »

Trump lawyer: US President not under investigation in Russia probe

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In a tweet yesterday, Trump appeared to confirm that that he was being investigated for firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations ". Pardoning himself, a move of contested legality that even Richard Nixon balked at? The five people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Read More »

One Pulse, one love

That strength is now being used to move forward as locals remember those who lost their lives in the gay nightclub shooting that night in June. Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more were injured inside the nightclub after gunman Omar Mateen opened fire. Read More »

Rosenstein: Americans Should Be 'Cautious' of 'Anonymous Officials'

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Trump's 9:07 a.m. tweet appeared to be principally directed at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the number-two official at the Justice Department who authored a memo justifying Comey's firing. Trump exclaimed on Twitter , referring to the investigation as a "Witch Hunt". Apparently, this major uptick in the investigation into Flynn, efforts at Russian sabotage and White House collusion and now the obstruction-of-justice element by Trump himself came days after then-FBI ... Read More »

Queen praises a country `resolute in the face of adversity´

Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of p. The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the 120-apartment building. It comes after the London Bridge terror attack on 3 June where eight people were killed , the Manchester bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in May where 22 people lost their lives and the March Westminster attack , where there were five victims. Read More »

Trump included in Russian Federation probe: lawyer

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And Trump himself took aim at the senior Justice Department official responsible for appointing Mueller , accusing him on Twitter of leading a "Witch Hunt". Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Friday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller should be given a chance to do his job, but added that "there's nothing to find" in relation to the Donald Trump's campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Read More »

Trump lawyer Sekulow: President has no knowledge of being investigated

The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking. Rubio conceded Trump "has said he doesn't believe" there was Russian interference during the presidential election - but "almost everybody else does". Read More »

Taliban Attack on Afghan Police Station Ends After 10 Hours

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It follows another so-called green-on-blue attack last week, when an Afghan soldier opened fire on U.S. Troops during a joint operation in the Achin district of eastern Afghanistan , killing three army rangers. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, also confirmed the attack. Last Saturday, an Afghan commando fatally shot three US soldiers and wounded a fourth during a joint U.S. Read More »

Australian PM says melbourne seige'a terrorist attack'

Police were also investigating a telephone call made to the newsroom of Australian TV broadcaster Seven Network during the siege . The terrorist burst out of the apartment at about 6pm, firing at and injuring three officers before being shot dead by police. Read More »

6 policemen killed in militant ambush in south Kashmir

Police on Friday killed a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo, and his associate in Arwani village of south Kashmir Kulgam district, provoking stone pelting on security forces by villagers trying to shield the militants. Damaged houses at Arwani village of Anantnag district on Saturday. Police had laid a cordon around a house in Malik Mohalla in Arwani village at 8 AM yesterday following an intelligence tip off about the presence of three militants there. Read More »

Protests erupt in Kanpur after India's defeat in Champions Trophy final

After the game, India skipper Virat Kohli had explained that he made a decision to go with just one spinner, as the Pakistanis have players who generally are good players of spin bowling. "The way they turned things around speaks volumes for the talent they have in their side", Kohli said. And Fakhar played like he does in domestic cricket.' Many people felt we couldn't beat India . Read More »

Trump included in Russia probe: lawyer

Ian Prior, a Justice Department spokesman, said in an email Friday that Rosenstein "has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will". If Rosenstein recuses himself from oversight of the special counsel investigation, that role would fall to the Justice Department's No. 3 official, newly confirmed Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. Read More »

US lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

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Hodgkinson shot House Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday before he was fatally shot by police who had been guarding the House majority whip on the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field, officials said . His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. You have encouraged us in our mission - to provide quality news and watchdog journalism. Read More »

PM criticised for not meeting Grenfell Tower residents

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On the other hand, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose party recently ran a promising campaign against May's Conservatives leading to her party losing the majority, was seen visiting and hugging tearful relatives of victims near the burnt building after the fire, the report said. Read More »

Trump Lawyer Says President is Not Under Investigation for Obstruction

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. Todd continued to push Sekulow, asking before the interview closed why Trump seemed obsessed with the investigation even though he insisted he was innocent. Read More »