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Air India may be sold to Tata Group, Singapore Airlines

It seems that the Tata Group may be piloting Air India once again. Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran has held informal talks with the government, expressing preliminary interest in buying a controlling stake in Air India with 51 per cent equity, the report stated. Read More »

ISC holds yoga practice session in preparation for world day

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Farmers from Bhartiya Kisan Union protest on Lucknow Barabaki highway on International Yoga Day performing "shava asana" near Lucknow . "But now yoga is becoming a part of people's daily life not just in India but across the world", the Prime Minister said in his address to thousands. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn condemns "awful" suspected terror attack outside a north-London mosque

Eight people remain in hospital after the incident. But Kacimi said there was no need for the community to panic, because police and government officials have been "very, very supportive". Security Minister Ben Wallace confirmed the suspect was not known to the security services. British Prime Minister Theresa May has visited the Finsbury mosque in London where worshippers were attending prayers before being the targets of a terrorist attack . Read More »

Angolan capital tops list of most expensive cities for expats

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It is created to help companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees. Amsterdam dropped 21 spots on Mercer's list of most expensive cities in the world for expats. Birmingham was in 147th position, having fallen 51 places compared with a year ago. New York City and Bern returned to the top 10 this year, while Beijing fell one place to 11th. Read More »

Summer solstice begins Wednesday

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As it spins, different areas receive different amounts of sunlight during the day. At 10:24 p.m. Tuesday the northern hemisphere's summer solstice occurred, making today the first full day of summer. I hope this cleared up any confusion about this day of the year. You have exactly 17 hours and 24 minutes to get those baseboards dusted, your cupboards emptied and wiped down with soap and water, your windows whipped into see-through status and your closets cleared of muddy boots and single ... Read More »

US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone

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A statement released by US Central Command on Sunday said the Syrian jet was "immediately shot down.in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of Coalition partnered forces". 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. Read More »

Int'l Yoga Day marked by millions in India, where it began

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The centrepiece of the first International Day of Yoga celebration in 2015 was New Delhi's Rajpath. "I had the chance of visiting the new campus of the CDRI (Central Drug research Institute) today and I noted how these scientists were spending their entire lives in laboratories trying to find out cheap, effective and easy treatment for patient", said the Prime Ministe. Read More »

Obama: We never stopped trying to get Otto Warmbier home

His family said in a statement released by a hospital that Warmbier died Monday afternoon. Sometimes, Donald Trump's Twitter account publishes major presidential announcements . He and others freed from North Korea have said they were coached and coerced into giving confessions. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson says he's saddened and angry about the death of an American college student from OH who was released by North Korea in a coma last week. Read More »

Extreme heat grounds almost 50 regional flights out of Phoenix

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Death Valley, California , reached 125 Tuesday and Palm Springs hit 121, still a degree lower than the same day previous year. That would be 2 degrees shy of the all-time hottest recorded temperature in Phoenix set in 1990. The same is true for the Bombardier Inc. family of regional jets-it can become too hot to fly them when the weather turns extreme. On average, Phoenix temperatures for this time of year are generally between 105 and 110 degrees. Read More »

Charles Blow Makes a Bold Prediction How the Trump Investigation Will Unfold

Responding to the multiple news outlets that reported the developments, Trump complained on Twitter , "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" 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. Read More »

Brussels railway station reopens after terror blast

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The military patrols, who are deployed to secure areas in Brussels since the March 2016 attacks, found the suspect lugging around a backpack and wearing an explosive belt. Brussels has been on high alert since suicide bombers struck Zavantem Airport and the Maalbeek metro station near the European Union quarter in March 2016, killing 32 people and injuring hundreds more. Read More »

Family of teen who died from brain-eating amoeba sues water park

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Exactly one year after her death, the teen's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the park, U.S. The suit, filed in OH where Lauren Seitz lived, alleges the park's popular rafting channels were risky and that park operators showed "conscious disregard for the safety of visitors". Read More »

Severed human cocktail toe stolen from Yukon hotel pub

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The bar said that it would waive the fine if the toe is returned safely. "And stunts like this adversely affect the whole community, not just the Downtown Hotel . "This guy asked to do the toe after the 9-11 p.m. toe time hours and one of the new staff served it to him to be nice . What a low-life". Replacement toes are all donated, with the biggest donation being five toes donated by a miner who had his leg run over by a bulldozer. Read More »

Pakistanis Rejoice After Team Hammers India in Champions Trophy

It was Pakistan's first global 50-over trophy since winning the 1992 World Cup. "It is the right of the people of both the countries to witness Pak-India matches and one should not take it away from them", he said. The ICC side was selected by a panel that included former captains Michael Atherton ( England ), Sourav Ganguly ( India ) and Ramiz Raja (Pakistan) as well as the Editor of Wisden Lawrence Booth, and AFP cricket reporter Julian Guyer, with the ICC's general manager of cricket, ... Read More »

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions celebrate

The yoga performance will begin by 7 a.m., he said.The rehearsals held on Sunday morning attracted more than 22,000 yoga enthusiasts, but created traffic hurdles near the racecourse. Taking to the social media, Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal asked people to devote themselves to Yoga for a healthy body and mind. In Ladakh, jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police performed a yoga session at 18,000 feet and a temperature of minus 25 degrees Celsius. Read More »

Uber Just Made It Easier for You to Tip Your Drivers

The changes include: shorter cancellation windows for riders - down to two minutes from five - compensation during wait times, and a $2 " teen fare " for trips on teen accounts. Drivers have clamored for a tipping option for years, but the company has historically said tipping is not part of the Uber experience . "When we started Uber six years ago, we thought long and hard about whether to build a tipping option into the app". Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association chief praises Russia's preparations for 2018 World Cup

After New Zealand lost possession in a risky area, Poloz's neat touch released Glushakov, who clipped his finish over Marinovic and off the post before Boxall bundled the ball into his own net as he and Smith frantically tried to clear. Along with Team Russia , they will welcome teams from seven countries: New Zealand, Portugal , Mexico (Group A); and Germany, Chile, Cameroon and Australia (Group B). Read More »

Pak beat India to lift Champions Trophy

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Following the match, there were reports of vandalism in Chandannagar in West Bengal's Hooghly district, with images on Twitter showing roads covered with broken glass and damaged vehicles. "But if there is one thing you can say about the Pakistan cricket team, it is that it exists to confound everyone". I know that when the game is on the line and the bigger the game, the more he performs, the more amped up he gets - he doesn't shy away from pressure situations. Read More »

Russia ease to win over New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Days earlier, Putin had called for better results from the world's 63rd-ranked team to impress the Russian public. The win against New Zealand was comfortable, and the team played some fluent attacking football at times . The 68,000-seater St Petersburg Stadium will be a flagship venue at next year's World Cup and the home of Russian powerhouse Zenit , but its decade-long construction marred by corruption allegations and delays has caused more disappointment than satisfaction. Read More »

US student freed by North Korea dies at 22

Otto Warmbier , an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after nearly a year and a half in captivity, died Monday , his family said . Warmbier's family and all who had the blessing of knowing him", Price, who has Obama's National Security Counsel spokesman during Obama's tenure in office, added in the statement . Read More »

Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 announced

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Sarfraz was chosen as the captain following his inspirational leadership during the 18-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his teams 180-run victory over India in front of a full house. Since the departure of captains Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan from the 50-over format in 2015, Pakistan slumped to ninth in ODI rankings and barely managed to qualify for the Champions Trophy, contested by the top eight sides in the rankings. Read More »

Russian Federation warns United States after Syrian warplane downed

While the US -led coalition is not technically at war with the Syrian regime - despite President Donald Trump's Tomahawk missile strike against a military airbase in April in response to the regime's use of chemical weapons - clashes between coalition forces and militias loyal to Assad have become frequent enough that the Syrian Civil War is on the verge of entering a new phase that could pit world powers against each other in a direct confrontation. Read More »