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Congress slams Sushma Swaraj for attacking Presidential nominee Meira Kumar

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Speaking to media persons here, Sarve said that the Telangana Bill was passed under the chairmanship of the then Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and therefore, KCR should support her as a thanksgiving for formation of Telangana. "Despite the differences, I have found that when it comes to preserving the values of inclusiveness and the need for social justice, we all share the same goals", she said. Read More »

Sixty high-rise buildings fail safety tests after London fire: United Kingdom government

Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters were battling a blaze in east London on Saturday after flames engulfed a third-floor apartment in a low-rise block of buildings, injuring one man who was taken to hospital. Other residents were distraught that they were ordered to evacuate but were told to leave their pets behind in the now-dangerous buildings. The council's leader, Gould, said it would take up to four weeks to fix the blocks that were evacuated and said that some 4,000 residents were ... Read More »

Trump expresses condolences for late German chancellor

Mr Juncker was the prime minister of Luxembourg during some of Kohl's time as chancellor of Germany . "It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of former chancellor Helmut Kohl ", she said. Kohl had always shown "a great and deep interest in Russia", he said in a statement on the website of his Gorbachev Foundation. There, as a student preparing for university studies, he met a refugee from East Germany, Hannelore Renner, whom he married in 1960, and who projected a ... Read More »

Japan, South Korea to set up defense-chief hotline

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The US has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea and has helped the nation set up a controversial Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence system, created to shoot down a North Korean ballistic missile. The Rodong Sinmum commentary suggests that the US government is suffering from its own crisis, which could include "the impeachment of Trump", and that the president is now considering launching a preemptive strike against North Korea because of his "tough situation" at home. Read More »

50 years after Loving: Interracial couples still face strife

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Hodges . WASHINGTON (AP ) - Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the us, some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. Read More »

MICHAEL REAGAN: I guess Trump was right

Well, I am a master legislator. Nancy Pelosi is sending a defiant message to House Democrats who are grumbling about her leadership: Come at me. My leadership is recognized by many around the country. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. Democrats have to pick up 24 House seats to get back into power. Read More »

Civilians Trapped In Besieged Marawi City - Philippine Military

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Australia agreed on Friday to send two surveillance planes to help the Philippines tackle Islamist rebels, as jets and artillery pounded militant positions in a southern town held for more than a month by Islamic State loyalists. Dickson Hermoso, who coordinates efforts to free trapped civilians, said the unilateral eight-hour truce was extended to enable the talks, details of which he withheld to avoid jeopardizing chances for a dialogue. Read More »

N Korea doubts over South's Olympic invite

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Chang Ung , the only North Korean member of the IOC and former International Taekwondo Federation chief, expressed his doubts toward Seoul's Culture Minister Do Jong-hwan's proposal of a joint women's hockey team and holding skiing games on North Korean slopes. Read More »

India, Portugal launch startup hub in first Indian PM visit

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Following his official engagements, Modi visited a temple and interacted with the Indian community here before embarking for the U.S. on the second leg of his three-nation tour. On multilateral issues, terrorism will come up for discussion as New Delhi and Washington have been strong partners in the fight against this menace. Read More »

PM Modi Meets US Tech CEOs, Invites Them to Invest in India

During the interaction at the Willard Hotel, where he is staying, Modi gave a patient hearing to the wish-list of the top bosses. Among US goods affected were solar and information technology products, telecommunications equipment and biotechnology products, they said. Read More »

Tony Abbott accuses Christopher Pyne of not being 'fair dinkum'

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The government has no plans to alter the policy to hold one, he said. "We have a policy". Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced a same-sex marriage plebiscite bill in the House of Representatives in September previous year. "I think it might even be sooner than everyone thinks". Supporting legislation for a $170 million plebiscite failed to get through the Senate late past year with Labor, the Greens, Nick Xenophon Team and Derryn Hinch blocking it as expensive, divisive and likely ... Read More »

Trump sends greetings to Muslims but scraps White House event

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That sense that the United States might be at war with Islam or with Muslims, including its own Muslim citizens, is precisely what former President George W. In December of 1805, Thomas Jefferson hosted a formal White House dinner. "Dinner will be on the table precisely at sun-set - " the invitation read. Read More »

India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned as rain play spoilsport

Rain reduced the match to 43 overs per side but India still reached 310-5 after being put in to bat by West Indies , with Virat Kohli (87 off 66) and Shikhar Dhawan (63 off 59) performing strongly. The West Indies innings was doomed from the start with Bhuvneshwar getting Kieran Powell caught behind off the third ball of the opening over without a single run on the board. Read More »

Trump Still Plans To Build The Wall

He said factoring in equipment and development costs, the solar project would add an additional $7.6 billion to Trump's $20 billion border wall . The country's response came just hours after Trump fired off his post , blaming the drug trade for the increase in violence south of the United States and using the issue to reference his campaign promise to build a border wall. Read More »

United States 'downs Iran-made drone' over Syria

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Russian Federation said it was cutting the "deconfliction line", a key communication channel between Moscow and Washington used to prevent mixed messages and avoid military collisions between the two powers. "If we know through the deconfliction line that there are going to be strikes and our forces are not in the area, that's how we want things to be", he said. Read More »

Trump rides high after Republican election win

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In special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4 losing races in Georgia, Montana, South Carolina and Kansas. 17, 2016. She's also expected to become one of the most closely-watched junior lawmakers in Washington given the symbolism of her win . "We've let people say that Nancy Pelosi is some disgusting person for so long without defending her that people started to believe it". Read More »

China, US agree to aim for 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

He was in a coma and died Monday . They're also calling charges the 22-year-old was beaten into a coma "groundless". Obama's policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea and avoiding dialogue with Kim Jong-un was suggested as the real reason for the death of Otto Warmbier in the statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA ). Read More »

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind meets Fmr PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

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We haven't yet decided our stand on Kovind. A decision on whether to put up a combined opposition candidate against Kovind would be taken at the national level, Pinarayi said. It remains to be seen whether BSP, which has also said that it can not oppose a Dalit candidate unless the opposition has a more popular Dalit nominee, attends the opposition meeting. Read More »

Mexico defeats Russian Federation 2-1 to advance to Confederations Cup Semifinals

Portugal and Mexico were level on four points each coming into the final group game while New Zealand took the lead against Mexico in their last match but eventually fell to a 2-1 defeat and the Kiwis were out to play for pride against the reigning European Champions having also lost 2-0 to hosts Russian Federation in the opening match of the tournament. Read More »

Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia

The defender headed the ball into the opposite corner, over Akinfeev . Ronaldo shot high to Marinovic's left as the goalkeeper dived right. The second goal came from neat play on the left between Ricardo Queresma and Eliseu to set up Silva from five meters (yards). Read More »

Eid Al Fitr 2017 moon sighting in Pakistan

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The clerics told they received as many as 56 testimonies of sighting the moon from all over the province. Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunisia other Gulf Countries are all set to celebrate Eid al-Fitr if the crescent moon will be seen today. Surprisingly, the infamous Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai of Masjid Qasim Peshawar remained missing from the Eid scene. It is feared that he has either been abducted or taken int custody by security agencies for creating a chaos in the country over ... Read More »

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russian Federation out

Russia's hopes of a comeback were further hampered in the final 20 minutes when Yury Zhirkov was sent off for a second yellow card. "We declared that we want to compete for the cup and perform in the finals". New Zealand sought to tighten things up at the back at the start of the second half, with their surrounding of Ronaldo on one instance indicative of a relative improvement. Read More »

North Korea tests rocket engine in ICBM push

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The disclosure of the engine test came a day after the United States pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programs during a round of high-level talks in Washington . Read More »

Thousands join open Yoga session in Dhaka

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The cooperative issued a brief statement on the occasion offering its view of the great Indian contribution to the world. "If 1.25 billion Indians and people around the world can attain this state of well-being, then humankind can also tide over problems born out of human thoughts", he said. Read More »