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Another GOP Senator Says He Won't Back Health Bill

It drew strong reaction from Vermont's congressional delegation and Republican Gov. Phil Scott. It had been crafted in secret over the past several weeks. The Senate bill would make major cuts in the federal-state Medicaid program for poor and disabled people. He added: "It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting healthcare for everybody else". Read More »

Ahmedabad: Amit Shah attends 'Mangla Aarti' at Jagannath Temple


Earlier, in the morning today, the rituals began with the Mangala Alati and were followed by Mailama, Tadapalagi and Rosa Homa. The colourful chariots of 45-feet high idols of Lord Jagannath , Balaram and Subhadra are pulled by thousands of devotees from India and overseas, moved through the major city roads amid the joyous chants of "Jai Jagannath" and "Hare Krishna". Read More »

Lions' problems fixable: Warren Gatland


The Lions have two more opportunities to beat the All Blacks in the remaining three matches of the tour and there were some positives to take from the contest here, but New Zealand's class and ruthlessness shone through. We have to be much more physical against the All Blacks next week. "We need to be prepared both physically and mentally for next week and know what the step up it is when you come up against the All Blacks ". Read More »

Modi leads as yoga day stretches worldwide


Modi conveyed his greetings to all the people joining the global yoga day celebration all over India and thanked the UP government foe hosting the celebration at such large scale in spite of heavy rainfall. Yoga practitioners have taken a relaxing break to bend, twist and pose for the annual worldwide event celebrating the practice, especially in the country where it began. Read More »

Cameroon coach desperate for a striker

To get here is a long time coming but it's not something that's been on the back of my mind where I have to get to 100 caps. The biggest thing is I've always played for my family regardless of whatever's happen, good or day, on or off the park, and I still play for my family today. Read More »

Galaxy Note 8 Will Launch in Late September for over $900


That's right - some anonymous individual aware with Sammy's plans has told Venturebeat that the device will be priced at €999, which when converted to Indian currency comes down to Rs. Both cameras will be 12-megapixels with optical image stabilization. At almost the same size as the 6.2-inch of Samsung's powerhouse Galaxy S8 Plus, for the first time in its seven-year history, Samsung is counting on more than an expansive screen to differentiate the Note line from the S-series. Read More »

NKorea denies torturing US student Warmbier - KCNA


An estimated 2,500 mourners gathered Thursday to remember Otto Warmbier , the American college student who died this week after being held for almost a year-and-a-half in a North Korean prison. The North Korean foreign ministry said that Warmbier was a "victim.of strategic patience ", the policy followed by Barack Obama's White House , which sought to avoid ramping up tensions with the Communist state. Read More »

North Korea has tested a heavy duty engine for ballistic missiles


North Korea conducted another rocket engine test Wednesday as part of its efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to multiple reports Thursday . The US Defense Intelligence Agency warned last month that North Korea was on an "inevitable" path to achieving this. North Korea recently claimed it is closer to testing an ICBM that could potentially hit any target in the continental United States and concerns are growing the military is not ready for a ... Read More »

UK Parliament hit by cyber-attack


The spokeswoman said: "The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts". The hackers carried out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords. Read More »

Trump urged to prioritise removal of trade barriers with India


Narendra Modi left for Portugal, the first leg of his 3-day 3-nations tour in the morning today. Prime Minister Modi would be the first world leader to have a working dinner with Trump at the White House on Monday. The Indian premier castigated "rising parochial and protectionist attitudes" in a speech delivered shortly after Trump took office that was widely interpreted as a dig at the president's "America first" mantra. Read More »

Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

Declaring the new moon Saturday night at his Palace in Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar said the new moon was sighted in parts of the country including Borno , Yobe and Adamawa . The exact date of Eid depends on a combination of the sighting of the new moon and astronomical calculations. Varying geographical and weather conditions meant that people in different locations can not see the appearance of the crescent the same day, making Muslims around the world fast on different days. Read More »

3-year-old homely Mastiff Martha wins World's Ugliest Dog contest


Numerous contestants were adopted. These dogs - some with acne, others with tongues permanently sticking out - are used to getting called ugly. And when Martha's owner tried to sell her on Craigslist, Shirley Zindler , the founder of the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project , an animal fostering group, came to the mastiff's aid. Read More »

Russian Federation fires cruise missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

It did not say when the missiles were launched. Russian warships fired six missiles on ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, according to state media. Russian Federation is the most powerful ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, and the rare air-to-air encounter prompted Moscow to suspend a de-confliction hotline with the US-led coalition, created to prevent any accidents in the skies over Syria. Read More »

Pacquiao vows to leave Australia as world champion


There were stirring scenes at the airport in General Santos City Saturday morning as Pacquiao was given a military guard of honour as he boarded the flight. WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao said, "In all my years of boxing, I have never been as motivated and fired up as this fight". Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) is best known for his speed and power while Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is known for his punching power and great timing. Read More »

2 dead in Englewood crash


Two women were inside the Ford Focus. The wanted vehicle drove away and was not pulled over, police said. It appears the driver of that second auto died at the scene, the other woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. Another 21-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the SUV, was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, police said. Richard Johnson, 29, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of ammunition without a valid FOID after he was found to be in possession ... Read More »

'Jurassic World' Sequel Title and Poster Unveiled


Revealed today via social media platforms, the upcoming film has been bestowed with the full title - " Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom " - and a poster, with a tagline which harks back to earlier films in the franchise. The film is being directed by J.A Bayona, with Jurassic world director Colin Trevorrow responsible for the screenplay along with Derek Connolly , who also wrote movie no. Read More »

10 new earth like planets discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope

The distant worlds were discovered by the planet-hunting Kepler telescope which, in four years of searching, has discovered 49 planets in the so-called Goldilocks zone. The super-Earths or the mini-Neptunes planets as they are called are not located in the Earth's solar system but researchers are still studying the solar system to find another possible ninth planet beyond Pluto. Read More »

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Gets Its Fourth DLC Next Week


If it follows the prior pricing scheme, then DB Super Pack 4 will be $8 Dollars as a stand-alone purchase. The new DLC pack for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 includes Fused Zamasu , and Super Saiyan Blue Vegito (both pictured). A free update is also coming out on this date too. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is now available at 50% off on PC as part of the Steam Summer Sale. It comes with several new characters as well as a new storyline to explore. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana; here's what to expect today

The storm made landfall early Thursday near the Louisiana and Texas border, according Walker. The Nashville area is expected to see two to four inches of rain. A helicopter crew lowered a pump to the ship, which the trawler crew used to keep the boat from sinking, the Coast Guard said . Conway Downtown Partnership Director Kim Williams sent business owners an email on Wednesday letting them know sandbags were available for pick-up Thursday morning at Central Fire Station. Read More »

Tropical Depression Cindy spawns tornadoes across the south

The dugout of a baseball field is destroyed in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday , June 20, 2017, as severe weather from Tropical Storm Cindy brushed along the northwest coast of Florida Wednesday mo. Cindy will pick up speed today as the storm heads north toward the Louisiana/east Texas coast. Shortly after dawn, some of the low-lying clouds were rotating, and gusty winds whipped across the landscape. Read More »

Uber's under-pressure boss has finally given in


His resignation, first reported by the New York Times , was a result of a letter put together by five top Uber investors. Others point out that insiders may know best what is needed to fix Uber and not everyone at the company was tainted by Kalanick's behavior. Read More »

NASA's Kepler Survey Catalog Reveals 219 New Planet Candidates


According to IANS , the telescope has been able to detect around 4,035 planet candidates till now, of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets. This is the most comprehensive and detailed catalog release of candidate exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system, from Kepler's first four years of data. Read More »

YouTube is bringing in-app messaging, better display for all video formats

Wojcicki, who has been YouTube's CEO for three years, also said the TV screen was its fastest-growing medium of consumption, saying the category was growing 90% mobile video usage and how quickly its service is gaining viewers on TVs. Unlike 360 degree video , VR180 only has 180 degree field of view. To put it simply, YouTube VR180 offers a more engaging video in the YouTube browser, notes Mashable. Read More »

More Heavy Rain in Arkansas as Cindy Exits

The storm's first fatality was reported on Wednesday , when a 10-year-old boy was struck by a log dislodged by a large wave as he stood near the shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said. Although there is nothing we can do to prevent heavy rainfall the National Weather Service recommends several things to help you prepare. Areas of rainbands will continue to move around the remains of Cindy. Read More »