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Rescuers help people in flooded Kerala

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According to a lawmaker in Pathanamthitta district, some 10,000 people were stranded and in grave danger unless they were rescued urgently. 16 teams of Army, 13 teams of Navy, 10 teams of Air Force and 39 teams of NDRF are now engaged in rescue operations. Read More »

Erik Prince's proposal to privatize Afghanistan war not under consideration, NSC says

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Conversely, top US military and national security officials fear Prince's proposal of using government contractors to engage in war is questionably unethical, if not merely risky to national security, according to the report . Prince also told NBC News that he will soon launch a media campaign to bring the White House around to his proposal. "The president, like most Americans, would like to see more progress in Afghanistan". Read More »

37,746 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

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Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, in a scheme generally believed to have been orchestrated by Riyadh. Over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from overseas have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage. But three travel agencies in Doha told Reuters they had stopped trying to sell haj packages, which can cost up to 120,000 riyals ($33,000). Saudi officials reject the accusations and accuse Qatar of trying to politicise the Hajj. Read More »

Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

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Omarosa has levied another accusation at President Donald Trump in her latest interview promoting her new book, but it's not exactly a surprise. Manigault Newman interjects quickly, "Oh, God no". "Trust me, I'd love to [talk]", Patton said. Lara Trump is a senior adviser on Trump's re-election campaign. She made it up. Last December, she was let go from the role by Chief of Staff John Kelly . Read More »

Body found in burning vehicle near Walt Disney World

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Deputies with OCSO did state that the Fire Marshall, homicide detectives, and Sector 6 investigators are investigating the burning vehicle and body found inside of it. Homicide detectives with the Orange County Sheriff's Office were investigating, the Orlando Sentinel reported. It comes just days after a 61-year-old man died after slipping into a Value-Added Tax of oil near Walt Disney World, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Read More »

Chilean officials: Flights hit by wave of false bomb threats

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Chilean police did not respond to a request for comment. Two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and two by Sky, a low-priced Chilean airline, the aviation authority said. "We always have an abandoned suitcase or two, that's normal", Chilean Civil Aviation Authority head Victor Villalobos Collao told a press conference at Santiago airport, "But this is a totally exceptional case". Read More »

Westminster crash: Salih Khater, 29, charged with two counts of attempted murder

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The case is being treated as terrorism, a spokesperson for the Met Police added. Khater was arrested by armed police after the silver Ford Fiesta crashed into a security barrier outside the Palace of Westminster. Three people were injured in the incident, which took place at 7.37am on Tuesday. Earlier this week, a friend of Khater's told the Daily Telegraph that he was not himself as of late. Read More »

Trump accuses 'social media' of limiting free speech of conservatives

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Early Saturday morning, Trump logged onto Twitter and wrote that social media sites are engaged in censorship. I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don't watch at all", before concluding, "Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that can not be allowed to happen. Read More »

Putin dances with the bride at Austrain Foreign Minister's wedding

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Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province, the venue of her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. Speaking hours later alongside Merkel before the two leaders held bilateral talks at the German government's guesthouse in Meseberg, north of Berlin, Putin said they would discuss bilateral ties, economic co-operation and Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline beneath the Baltic ... Read More »

Trump blames DC, as military parade plans unravel over costs

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Trump decided he wanted a military parade in Washington after he attended France's Bastille Day celebration. Never let someone hold you up! What I find unbelievable here is that Trump tried to shame Bowser by claiming she was price-gouging his parade, but the estimate she cites is a fraction of what the event was actually projected to cost. Read More »

George Conway Throws Shade All Over Kellyanne's Puff Piece

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Unfortunately, Conway has no one to blame but himself as he's the one who introduced Kellyanne to Trump when the pair lived in New York City. George Conway tweeted Tuesday in obvious reference to the president following his attacks against former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. Read More »

Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughters

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Chris will be formally charged next week. The two young girls were strangled and their bodies were found inside an oil tank, the Denver Post reported, citing a motion filed in court by an attorney for Watts. The killings have shaken the commuter community of Frederick, a former mining town of 13,000 people. In an interview with KMGH before his arrest , Chris Watts said his wife got home from a business trip about 2 a.m. Read More »

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

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He selflessly placed others first, radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland's capital, Bern, on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. Read More »

USA welcomes Saudi Arabia's pledge of $100 mln for Syria

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Trump froze the $230 million in March, threatening to withdraw United States forces from Syria, subject to a review to reassess Washington's role in the brutal seven-year-old conflict. In a bid to reassure its partners in the coalition against IS as well as opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, officials said the administration is appointing veteran diplomatic troubleshooter, James Jeffrey, to be a special envoy for Syria. Read More »

Former CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

McCraven told Trump that as president, he has been an embarrassment and humiliation, and called the revocation of security clearances of his critics an attempt to silence criticism. "I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace, with his wife, Nellie", Trump told reporters Friday, saying that he plans to yank Ohr's security clearance " very quickly ", the New York Times reports. Read More »

Genoa Bridge Collapse Funeral

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It added that Autostrade now had 15 days to present its counter-arguments. But Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said the procedure for revoking the license would take "weeks or months". Fewer than half the families of victims of the Genoa bridge collapse in Italy have accepted the offer of a state funeral, according to media reports. Read More »

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrived in Delhi to pay tribute to the former PM. "He was a charismatic politician who took pride in India and took everyone along". He reminded that Mr Vajpayee had always regretted for not removing chief minister during Gujarat riots. Read More »

Turkey has more to ‘lose’ in Apple boycott

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Despite the strengthening of the Turkish lira recently, on the heels of the government and central bank measures, experts still consider that this rebound is temporary and the currency will drop to seven or eight lira against one United States dollar. Read More »

Grand jury investigation into Catholic Church sexual abuse released

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In the wake of the scathing Pennsylvania report detailing widespread sexual abuse by priests, the Vatican said on Thursday that Pope Francis was on the victims' side. "They say, 'We feel very sorry for your clients, but it's outside the statute of limitations , '" Garabedian said, adding, "The church knows there is no legal recourse, so the church says it will not act responsibly and will not act appropriately". Read More »

Omarosa proves the Trump family tried to buy her silence with this

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A White House spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment from The New York Daily News . But she made it clear that is just her "personal opinion", not a fact. "She is fed up with him and you will see her making public statements that completely go against what her husband is saying". And Lara Trump continues, "Everything, positive, right?" Arnold is more than confident that the tapes from The Apprentice will come out, mostly because of a Federal Communications ... Read More »

GoFundMe for Peter Strzok’s legal bills raises $230,000 in one day

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He posted a tweet with the same general ideas nine minutes later. The petition accompanying the fundraiser reads, "his work, and his character have been the target of highly politicized attacks, including frequent slanderous statements from President Trump, who actively-and apparently successfully-pressured Federal Bureau of Investigation officials to fire Pete". Read More »

Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

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Ellis III made the comments as the jury deliberated for the second day, and as he rejected a motion to release information about the jurors". The President has repeatedly called the probe a "witch hunt" that hasn't found evidence of Russian collusion with his campaign, and Trump's allies in and out of the White House say the special counsel should wrap things up. Read More »

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Department official

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Most recently, Ohr has come under scrutiny for his alleged dealings with the author of the anti-Trump dossier and potentially secret meetings with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS. Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation. Read More »

Video captures panic among passengers as Chinese Boeing 737 crash-lands in Manila

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All 157 passengers and eight crew aboard the Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 were unharmed after the accident late on Thursday, according to the airline and airport officials. The authorities lifted part of the body off the ground on Friday morning to recover its cargo as well as its flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, both vital to determining the cause of the accident. Read More »

China 'training for strikes' on U.S. and its allies

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Commenting on China's air force, the Pentagon said the PLA is aiming "to engage targets as far away from China as possible" with its bombing operations. US-China military ties have deteriorated of late, with the Trump administration in May revoking an invitation for Beijing to join in Pacific naval exercises due to its activities in disputed parts of the sea. Read More »

Navjot Singh Sidhu reaches Pakistan to attend Imran’s oath-taking ceremony

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The party has 158 members in the National Assembly after the Election Commission of Pakistan issued notifications of the successful candidates on the reserved seats for women and the minority community on August 11. Votes secured by Imran Khan are the same as were polled by the party candidate for election of the Speaker. PTI spokesman Faisal Javed told the media yesterday that preparations are going on for the oath taking ceremony of Khan. Read More »

United States general pushing Saudis to investigate deadly Yemen strike: Pentagon

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The airstrike killed 51 people , including 40 children, and injured at least 79, of which 56 were children, according to the Red Cross, citing authorities in Saada province. Houthi officials also said the attack was a "crime by America and its allies against the children of Yemen". A Yemeni military source , speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni army soldiers and Popular Committees fighters detonated an explosive device as a ... Read More »

Attack On NDS Training Center Ends After 6-Hour Battle

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Islamic State , which has carried out previous attacks on Shi'ites in Kabul , has claimed responsibility. Attackers entered a building and were attempting to target the National Directorate of Security (NDS) training facility. Afghan forces appear to have finally pushed Taliban fighters from the strategic provincial capital. The city's hospitals were overwhelmed in the immediate aftermath of the bombing as officials collected data on the casualties, leading to the confusion and the ... Read More »

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Death Marks End Of An Era: PM Modi

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Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said that Vajpayee won admirers across the political spectrum with his warm personality and gift of friendship. "Despite the best of efforts, we have lost him today". Former Prime Minister of India Atal Biharai Vajpayee, who died on Thursday was not just known as one of India's top politicians but also a poet par excellence. Read More »