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Brussels: Central Station attacker was Moroccan national, say authorities

But he said that while security would be stepped up, the country's terror alert level would be kept stable. Prime Minister Charles Michel consulted his security advisers, the national alert was maintained at its second highest level. blew up a trolley". The suspect was not wearing an explosives-laden belt, Van der Sypt said, contrary to an initial eyewitness account from a railway official. Read More »

Mann Ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi recalls Emergency as 'dark night'


Those who have studied Baba Sahab Ambedkar would have seen that he used to shower praise on Lord Jagannath temple and its traditions because it involved social justice and social harmony", Modi said. The Prime Minister called for further fortification of the strength and spirit of democracy which pervades the very being of Indian. Modi said it was essential to remember the incidents which have caused harm to democracy and move ahead towards the positives of democracy. Read More »

Cable car crashes in India resort, 5 dead


The accident left some 100 people stranded in other cars along the ropeway before service was restored, Hussain said. The gondola service of Gulmarg is hugely popular, drawing thousands of people in summer. The bodies of the deceased are being sent to their homes while as the injured have been shifted to hospital. She has directed officials to conduct a high-level inquiry to know the causes or lapses, if any, that led to the accident. Read More »

Flint stabbing suspect tried to buy a gun before attack

Ftouhi of Quebec. Neville is reportedly recovering well at Hurley Medical Centre in Flint . FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios says Ftouhi came to the USA searching for a weapon. Federal agents have charged Ftouhi, 49, with violence at an worldwide airport - a 20-year felony. A Canadian citizen, originally from Tunisia, has been charged and remains in the custody of the United States marshal following a terrorist attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint Township on ... Read More »

Senate bill sacrifices health care for tax cuts

Arthur Heller (R-NV), who is up for re-election, said Thursday that he has "serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid ". At the time, Dewane said that Obamacare should not be repealed until Congress had prepared a suitable substitute plan that will "continue healthcare access for those who rely on it for their well-being". Read More »

Anti-Kremlin protesters fill Russian streets, Putin critic Navalny jailed


But Navalny switched it to Tverskaya Street, Moscow's main avenue near the Kremlin. "I am glad that the protest movement is getting younger", Yashin said in a posting that showed a young woman next to riot police late Monday. And in Moscow , up to 750 were detained, including journalists , putting to the test one of Navalny's refrains: "They can not put everyone in prison". Read More »

North Korea Says Otto Warmbier Isn't the Biggest Victim in His Case


The comments published by KCNA were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a U.S. hospital on Monday [Tuesday NZ Time] after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. Three Americans also remain in custody in the North. It is the first official comments by the country on the state in which it returned Warmbier to his family. Read More »

Otto Warmbier in state of 'unresponsive wakefulness,' doctors say

The father of a United States university student repatriated in a coma this week after being held in North Korea for 17 months says his son was "brutalised and terrorised" in custody. At a news conference before his trial, a sobbing Warmbier said he had made "the worst mistake of my life" and pleaded to be released. "There's no excuse for the way the North Koreans treated our son". Read More »

Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

Shawwal 1st in these countries is today and Muslims in these countries are celebrating Eid after the moon was sighted on Saturday 29th of Ramadan in the region. Salman Aftab who is also active in the community says, "With close to 400k Muslims now in IL it's natural to have many and diverse celebrations of the festival". Read More »

Russian submarine, warships fire cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria


The four de-escalation zones set out in Astana are located in Idlib, Homs, the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, and the southern border with Jordan. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron said France is no longer pushing for the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad , in an interview with European newspapers published on Thursday. Read More »

Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care

But in physicians' offices and medical centers, in state capitols and corporate offices, there are growing fears the cuts proposed in the legislation would create even larger problems in the USA health care system. The Senate bill would lock in Florida's already low Medicaid funding for the next decade or more, making it hard to keep covering eligible Floridians and leaving little money for public health threats such as Zika, warns Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and ... Read More »

Opp to field former Speaker Meira Kumar


Verma said the Opposition should nominate the " Bihar ki beti" Meira Kumar for the Presidentship when it is sure of her win. It was not, in any case, able to hold onto Nitish Kumar who says that the Congress took so long to decide who it would offer up to other parties for President that he chose to back the BJP . Read More »

PM to march in Toronto's Pride parade today


Lucky Vincent Bersales, who grew up in the Philippines, marched for the first time in this year's parade, wearing a floor-length blue dress with diamond accents. "No, I can understand the laughter but there's a lot of politicians who have a deep, vested interest in being right all the time and therefore close themselves off sometimes to facts or evidence or differing opinions", the liberal leader said at the event organized by the New York Times and the Rotman School of Management at the ... Read More »

Are Comey and Mueller 'Very Good Friends' Like Trump Claims?

But, when he found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it's governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed. Had Trump not posted his tape tweet, Comey would not have released his memos, and Mueller would not have been named Special Counsel, as a result. Read More »

Tejashwi Yadav's 'Dil Ki Baat' Entails Attack On Boss Nitish Kumar


Sushma Swaraj, in her typical tirade against the congress and opposition nominee Meira Kumar tweeted saying the former speaker had interrupted her speech four times. Her father was a freedom fighter. Spokesperson Sanjay Singh said "We are shocked by this latest statement and it's unfortunate". Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda during a cabinet briefing for the press on the "Surrogacy bill" in New Delhi on ... Read More »

AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

That figure is up significantly since the last round of redistricting after the 2010 census. But Missouri ranked in the top tier of uncompetitive states, with almost 60 percent of its state House winners lacking a major-party opponent. Stephanopoulos and McGhee computed efficiency gaps for four decades of congressional and state House races starting in 1972, concluding the pro-Republican maps enacted after the 2010 Census resulted in "the most extreme gerrymanders in modern history". Read More »

Ryu seizes lead after sparkling 61 in Arkansas


This is the last of nine tournaments before the LPGA plays its next major next week in the KPGA Women's PGA Championship . Ryu hasn't played since missing the cut June 2 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic . A hole-in-one at the par-three 11th moved her to eight-under, but she made bogey on two of the final seven holes. Ryu capped the round with an uphill 10-foot birdie putt on the par-4 nine, much to the delight of the gallery. Read More »

Death toll from London tower fire reaches 79: United Kingdom police


Holding back tears, the experienced police officer said it had been incredibly emotional working in the tower, which used to be home to between 400 and 600 residents. Fire swept through the 24-storey block in North Kensington, west London, shortly before 1:00am on 13 June. On Friday June 16, police said there were 12 bodies from the fire in a mortuary in London. Read More »

President Tsai posts Eid al-Fitr greetings online

Eid al-Fitr, meaning the festival of breaking the fast , is celebrated for up to three days depending on the country, with feasts, charity and gift-giving. The record number of Islamic worshippers came from as far as the U.S. to Celebrate Eid's Festival of Breaking The Fast , which marks the end of Ramadan . Read More »

Iran mocks reports that its Syria missile strike failed

Australia has deployed about 780 military personnel as part of the US-led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS ) in both Iraq and Syria . Australian Defence Force Chief Mark Binskin said on Wednesday the operations were halted while the Australians examined what was happening in what he had described as a "complex piece of airspace" over Syria . Read More »

Koch rep says bill insufficiently conservative

The Michigan Democrat believes the Senate bill would cut coverage while increasing costs. "Well, they're also four good guys, four friends of mine, and I think that they'll probably get there", he said. The network's wishes are backed by a massive political budget that will be used to take on Republican lawmakers, if necessary, Phillips said. They say the GOP plan would mean fewer people with coverage and higher costs for many . Read More »

Recreational boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city

A statement from the air force said it was not immediately clear if the vessel capsized or sank in the Peñol-Guatapé Reservoir in the north-western tourist town of Guatapé. Daniel Giraldo, owner of an Italian restaurant in Guatape , said he went to the bay after hearing the sound of ambulances. "It all happened in a few minutes", said fire service captain Luis Bernardo Morales. Read More »