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Ram Nath Kovind on a very strong wicket

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Born on October 1, 1945 at Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh, Ram Nath Kovind started his career as a lawyer. Kumar has conveyed his "observations" to both Congress President Sonia Gandhi and RJD chief Lalu Prasad. Amid this, speculations are rife that the opposition is likely to nominate former LS speaker Meira Kumar and BR Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar as their presidential candidate. Read More »

UK Caves to EU Over Timetable on First Day of Brexit Talks

Nearly a year since Britons voted to leave the European Union, Brexit talks finally open on Monday amid confusion over just what the United Kingdom government wants from the divorce. An early election this month, in which British Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority, only added to the problems, AP reported. But May's mandate for a hard Brexit has since eroded after her Conservative party lost its parliamentary majority in the June 8 general election. Read More »

Polls Close In Georgia's Closely Watched, Expensive Special Election

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The party has fallen short this year in elections in Kansas and Montana, and it is expected to lose another race on Tuesday in SC. "Nancy Pelosi threw the kitchen sink at her, yet Karen still came out on top and ready to fight for Georgia in Congress", National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, said. Read More »

Turkey says US decision to issue arrest warrants 'wrong', 'lacks legal basis'

Speaking at a dinner to break the Ramadan fast in the capital, Ankara , on Thursday, Erdogan said: "They have issued arrest warrants for 12 of my bodyguards". Nine people were hurt. "It has been formally requested that the USA authorities conduct a full investigation of this diplomatic incident and provide the necessary explanation", the statement said. Read More »

Family declines autopsy for US student released by North Korea

Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Wyoming High School in Cinci. "It's important for the Trump administration to keep the heat on". On Tuesday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed regrets over Warmbier's death and sent condolences to his friends and family, according to presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun. Read More »

Thousands Protest Verdict Handed To Officer Who Shot Philando Castile

Anthony announced that Yanez would be dismissed. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , is a passenger in the auto, along with her then-4-year-old daughter. His death captured national attention when his girlfriend, who was in the auto with her young daughter, streamed the aftermath of the shooting live on Facebook . Read More »

Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia: US networks

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Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district talks to supporters during a stop at a campaign office in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Karen Handel , a veteran Republican officeholder, overcame a deluge of liberal money to win a special House election in Georgia on Tuesday, bridging the divide in her own party between admirers of President Trump and those made uneasy by his turbulent new administration. Read More »

WEATHER WARNING: Torrential thundery downpours to lash Sheffield

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The Met Office says parts of Wales could be hit by torrential downpours this afternoon and tonight. Sudden localised flooding of homes and businesses and transport routes could be possible. Hot weather, especially when prolonged, with warm nights, can have effects on people's health and on certain infrastructure. The heat health warning across the United Kingdom has been increased to its second highest level as Yorkshire continues to bake on the hottest day of the year. Read More »

Driver of van attack on London mosque was born in Singapore

According to witnesses, the driver left the vehicle, laughed and shouted , "I'm going to kill all Muslims. It still hasn't really sunk in", reports the BBC . A spokesman said: "A male was asleep inside the vehicle, which showed no signs of having been driven recently". Osborne's friends and relatives have said in a statement that they are "massively shocked" by what he has done to the Muslim worshippers at Finsbury Park . Read More »

Australia Suspends Air Operations in Syria After Russia's Warning

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The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group says it has shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime drone that had been bearing down on its forces in Syria's south-east. They are believed to be a threat to coalition forces in the region, he has said. Davis noted Monday that most of the coalition's air operations occur east of the Euphrates, where ISIS has a larger presence, and that the USA has not seen behavior from Russian Federation that would "cause us concern". Read More »

US Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria

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Central Command. "Talks were already launched between the U.S. and Russian Federation concerning the need that Iranian-backed militias and regime forces move from the area where they lately advanced in northern al-Tanf to allow us to resume the military operation against ISIS ", al-Tala also said . Read More »

US shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers

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It was just a week and a half ago that President Donald Trump contradicted his own secretary of state while standing in front of him in the Rose Garden, blasting Qatar for sponsoring terrorism and seeming to take credit for the Saudi-led blockade of the small Arab country. Read More »

Russian jet 'came within several feet' of United States plane

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Joe Alonso, a spokesman for U.S. European Command, said in an email that the RC-135U Combat Sent airplane was flying in worldwide airspace when it was intercepted by the Russian SU-27 Flanker. "Russia is certainly within its rights to exercise in worldwide airspace, but we want them to respect global standards for safety to avoid accidents". Read More »

Trump boasts over victory of GOP candidate in Georgia

On Tuesday morning when Handel cast her vote, she said: "He wishes he could vote like me, because he doesn't live in the district", according to The Hill . Ossoff grew up in the district but now lives just outside the border near Emory University, while his fiancee finishes medical school. Voters use touchscreen voting machines, criticized by some activists as outdated and vulnerable. Read More »

South Korea says North Korea drones 'grave provocation'

South Korea should actively address North Korea's nuclear and missile issues that have become increasingly urgent and advancing as they are posing threats on security. Its nuclear power production from 25 nuclear plants in 2016 was the fifth-largest in the world, according to the World Nuclear Association . Many reactors are located dangerously close to residential areas in the densely-populated nation, Mr Moon said, warning of "unimaginable consequences" in case of a nuclear meltdown. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned for tax hearing

The 54-year-old Portuguese, who coached Madrid from 2010 to 2013, has been accused of "two offences against the public treasury", the prosecutor's office said in a statement on Tuesday. Last week , Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). "I'm a Man United fan, and my kids love him, so I hope that he'll be back". Read More »

Assume that 'North Korea can reach us with a ballistic missile'

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On June 8, North Korea launched four missiles from Wonsan, a port city on the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, into the Sea of Japan . The UN Security Council last 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. Read More »

Republican Handel wins Georgia House election - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

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Ossoff received much more than Handel when it came to individual contributions, although most of it was also from out of state. Like Ossoff, Handel rarely mentions Trump. It also could encourage Republican lawmakers to distance themselves from Trump, making it harder to deliver on promised health and tax overhauls. Handel has not released her most recent fundraising numbers. Read More »

Narendra Modi does 'asanas' amid showers, says yoga connecting world

Heavy rains failed to dent the enthusiasm of thousands who had gathered at Lucknow's Ambedkar Sabha Sthal to participate in the 3rd International Yoga Day along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This suggests that there is an awakening for yoga among people, ? he added in Jammu. Modi it set to fly back to New Delhi in an Indian Air Force plane. Read More »

Russian fighter jet flies five feet from U.S. spy plane

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The Pentagon statement said the coalition did "not seek to fight the Syrian regime, Russian or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat". Sharif says the missile launch reflects Iran's "military power" though Iran has no intention of starting another war. "The Coalition has made it clear to all parties publically and through the de-confliction line with Russian forces that the demonstrated hostile intent and ... Read More »

Iran launches missile attack on 'Takfiri terrorists' in Syria

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Earlier in the day, the IRGC announced that at least 65 Daesh terrorists, including several high-ranking intelligence commanders, were killed in Iran's missile attack. The president also put Tehran "on notice " in February after it launched a ballistic missile. But the Revolutionary Guard said it was sending a broader message to its archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States . Read More »

Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS

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The tensions and the complexity of the Syrian civil war have been escalated by the shooting down of a Syrian warplane by a U.S. fighter jet on Sunday and the same-day missile attack by Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps from inside Iran at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) targets in Syria . Read More »