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Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance - and face some


The march will end at Christopher and Greenwich streets. Protesters held signs that read "No KKKops, make pride revolutionary again!" and "No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us", the paper reports. Reeni, who has attended the parade with her mom for the past 10 years, says hundreds of people approach her every year because of her sign. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , head of the ruling AK party is known for his conservative stance. Read More »

NASA discovers 10 potential Earth-sized planet candidates


They were identified by Kepler space telescope and have been added to its discoveries that reach a total of 4,034 candidate planets. The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near-Earth analogs: planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth . Read More »

European Union Says Britain's Offer "Below Expectations"

When the Brexit campaign "happened to be successful, the ones who did it ran away because they said they can't take responsibility", Schauble said. "This is a fair and serious offer ", May said. European Union citizens living in the country for less than five years can stay and obtain residency status after reaching the five-year mark. The introduction of a grace period raises the prospect that large numbers of people who arrive during the exit negotiations may be allowed to stay. Read More »

Mario Balotelli signs new deal with Nice


Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere had said earlier in the week that Balotelli was very keen to remain with the club after resurrecting his faltering career last season. "Today we are happy". Mario Balotelli had an average shot accuracy of 69% in Ligue 1 last season . Nice ended the campaign third in Ligue 1 , their highest finish since 1976, securing a place in qualifying for next season's Champions League . Read More »

Record-breaker Stroll realises Formula One dream


The fact Ricciardo won from 10th on the grid, and that Bottas clawed his way back from last following an early incident, summed up a freaky race. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo on his way to victory in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Vettel was penalised by the race stewards. "After the incident, we were side by side, I raised my hand and told him, well I didn't say anything, but showed him that I wasn't happy with that". Read More »

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in F1 crash row


Stroll was metres from the finish line - and a second-place finish - when Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas overtook him. They have won three each and - over the first seven races - both had spoken at length of their huge admiration for each other. Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Vettel penalised


But a penalty for Sebastian Vettel for hitting Lewis Hamilton under the safety auto, and a pit-stop for the Brit with a loose headrest gifted Ricciardo the lead, which he held on to in the remaining laps to take his fifth victory of his career and his first since Malaysia a year ago. Read More »

Wisconsin senator wants health care vote delayed

No, the Senate healthcare bill released yesterday does not repeal Obamacare . Something is there they don't want to make public. In the narrowly divided Senate, defections from just three of the 52 Republican senators would doom the legislation. Read More »

Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku

Collisions between Bottas and Raikkonen go back to 2015, when the two fought for the podium in the Russian Grand Prix before they then made contact in Mexico. But it is Hamilton's clash with Vettel which will be the main talking point after the Ferrari driver was hit with a penalty for colliding twice with the Briton. Read More »

Germany vs. Cameroon in 2017 Confederations Cup


Germany took the lead in the 48th minute through Kerem Demirbay. He played 56 minutes - picking up a yellow card in the first half for a crunching tackle - before being replaced by Mathew Leckie . The striker whose goals propelled Leipzig to a surprise second-place finish in the Bundesliga turned a cutback from Benjamin Henrichs into the net. With Australia's FIFA Confederations Cup campaign now over, Cahill and the team's next focus will be qualifying for the World Cup in Russian ... Read More »

'Spectacular' Sanchez would improve Bayern, says Vidal

On Sunday, ahead of Chile v Australia this evening, Arturo Vidal has talked up Bayern Munich signing his worldwide team mate, in an interview with Bild . He is a spectacular player. Chile play Australia this evening and the South American side are looking to reach the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup. Read More »

Meira Kumar a diplomat-turned-politician


Interestingly, Meira Kumar won the by-election by defeating Kumari Mayawati who was also contesting. The RJD strongman, whose party along with the Congress is in a coalition government with Nitish Kumars JD-U in Bihar, said while he would request Kumar to reconsider the matter, there would be no threat to the state government, which would continue despite the JD-Us decision. Read More »

Nasa discovers 10 new 'rocky' planets like Earth


Using Kepler's unique capabilities, scientists may have a more accurate estimation as to how many stars in the galaxy are just like our sun, the number of planets orbiting them, and how many planets are within the habitable zone. The findings were presented at a news conference Monday at Nasa's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. Several of these planets orbit G dwarfs - the same species of star as the sun. Read More »

Price backs Senate health care bill, admits getting votes will be tough

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.) said there are parts of the bill he supports such as the expansion of association health plans and the reform of Medicaid . Heller's comments came the day after four conservative senators issued a joint statement saying they can not support the bill unless it is changed. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing or mistreatment of Otto Warmbier

Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper claimed Mr Trump might launch a pre-emptive strike on North Korea to divert attention from his domestic difficulties, and warned South Korea "that following psychopath Trump. Meanwhile, Rodman and his agent feel they are partially responsible for the North Korea's release of American college student Otto Warmbier , who died last Monday, just days after being medically evacuated from a North Korean prison on the day the former National ... Read More »

South Korean president Moon Jae-in calls for North Korean Olympic participation


Friday's missile test is the fourth of six evaluations that will take place "before official weaponization" of the Hyunmoo-2, according to The Korea Herald . However, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman questioned such calls. Most flee across the porous frontier with neighbouring China. "But there is one thing I would like to stress: Korea should now play a larger and more leading role in this process". Read More »

Mizuho Securities downgrades Apple; shares down almost 4%


Meiji Yasuda Asset Communication Ltd reported 184,545 shares stake. Vista Capital Partners holds 0.14% or 4,587 shares in its portfolio. The correct version of this news story can be read at Read More »

Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148


Rescue 1122 official Jam Sajjad said 140 people were killed in the fire and the toll may rise further as a number of injured are in critical condition. Women and children came in overwhelming numbers to collect oil and police warnings were not heeded which eventually led to the mishap. According to local sources, most of the victims were residents of nearby areas who were collecting fuel from the oil tanker, which had overturned after falling off a national highway on Sunday morning. Read More »

DHS' Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States


In March, James Comey, then the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, publicly announced that the FBI was investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded in any way with Russian officials during the election. He also says one of the presidential candidates was claiming the election was rigged. Those alterations were discovered and fixed but Time doesn't say when that investigation took place. Read More »

Schumer mocks weird Trump Cabinet meeting


In retrospect, this is exactly the kind of slyly flattering remark we should expect to hear from a man who resembles a Harry Potter house elf. "It is the greatest privilege of my life to serve as vice president", Vice President Mike Pence offered, according to a Washington Post account of the event. Read More »

Qatar rejects list of demands from Saudi Arabia

Complying would bring Qatar's policies in line with the regional vision of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East's biggest economy and gatekeeper of Qatar's only land border. The conditions for normalizing relations set out by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, and Egypt are neither reasonable, nor actionable, according to Qatar's government, Al Jazeera reported. Read More »

PSG forward Angel di Maria fined for Spanish tax fraud


In a document reviewed by The Associated Press on Wednesday, Di Maria's lawyer accepted the two counts, which relate to fraud committed in 2012 and 2013. They claim that Mourinho, who took over at United previous year, failed to declare 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) during his time in the Spanish capital - 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. Read More »

Best to captain Lions again for Hurricanes clash


Davies in turn found Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray, who was tackled near the line, but when the ball was recycled, England global Elliot Daly was taken into touch by Israel Dagg . Minutes later Barrett kicked another penalty and the Lions started to struggle, holding off a relentless All Blacks attack. But the upshot of that would be a reduced line speed for Barrett to exploit. Read More »