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Modi Government is transparent, decisive: BJP chief Amit Shah

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Amit Shah said that the opponents have failed to charge us for corruption and we shattered anti-castism, dynasty and hatred. "Then we will talk to Opposition parties", he said. Nath said we are seeing disposable incomes in rural India going down, which generate demand in rural areas and that is the reason for the misery of the people. Read More »

Ariana Grande to perform benefit concert in Manchester for bombing victims

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Arsenal fan Liz Johnson says she was a "sad after what happened in Manchester but I grew up in Ireland, so bombs did go off there and life does go on". To meet their friends they've made online to express themselves. May and Corbyn had suspended campaigning for a snap June 8 election after Monday's attack in which 116 people were also injured. Read More »

N. Korea: New Anti-aircraft Weapon Ready for Mass Production

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Kim also emphasized that the communist nation should pursue the development of a "next generation" anti-aircraft guided weapon system. "Weapon system's efficiency to detect and track targets has remarkably improved and its hitting accuracy has also increased, compared with those of previous year", the statement read. Read More »

Police raid St Helens address as Manchester terror investigation spreads

Libyan Special Deterrent Force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem told AP Abedi's mother and brother in Tripoli revealed the phone call when they were questioned. "If they don't feel comfortable sharing information, that can be a significant obstacle in terms of the worldwide terror fight", said Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Manchester attack probe: 10 people in detention

Britain's political parties suspended their election campaigns in the wake of the attack, but on Friday resumed campaigning for the June 8 ballot. The Labour leader is expected to make a veiled attack on the Conservatives for underfunding the police service at a time of heightened threat, while linking Britain's overseas military campaigns with terrorism at home. Read More »

McMaster isn't fazed by Jared Kushner 'back-channel' reports

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According to The Washington Post , the Russian Ambassador was alarmed by such a proposal from Kushner, who is now the senior most advisor to President Trump and has played a key role in his trips to Saudi Arabia and Israel and Palestine. The December meeting was also attended by Michael Flynn, Trump's short-lived former national security adviser who is at the center of the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Sudirman Cup: South Korea upset China 3-2 to win championship

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The duo emerged as 21-14, 21-15 winners against South Korea's Choi Sol-gyu and Seo Seung-jae. World bronze medallist Sung Ji-Hyun levelled the final when she mastered He Bingjiao in the women's singles 21-12, 21-16 in 49 minutes. Badminton superstar Chen Long wasn't expected to suffer a similar upset against Jeon Hyeok-jin, and he put together a dominant outing, losing just 10 points in each set to regain the lead for his team. Read More »

Ariana Grande to play benefit concert in Manchester

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the close relationship between USA and British intelligence agencies would survive the strain of recent leaks as investigators seek to unravel a suspected network linked to the terrorism bombing in Manchester . Read More »

Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party secures key state election win

They gave the Greens, the junior coalition partner in the state government, only 6%. Her party appears poised to take power in the region from the Social Democrats , who are in second at 30.5%. The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) will enter North Rhine-Westphalia's parliament for the first time, picking up 7.4%. This is the third consecutive failure of the SPD over the last two months - after the elections in the federal states of Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein. Read More »

White House silent on reported Kushner 'communications channel' with Moscow

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Kushner's lawyer, while not addressing the alleged communications channel, said Kushner would cooperate with any investigations. "What that allows you to do is communicate in a discreet manner, so I'm not concerned". The revelations came just a day after media reported that Kushner was under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of their probe, though he was not considered a formal subject like Flynn. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest 2 more bomb suspects, raising total to 11

Fan video shows the 18-year-old delivering that message Wednesday night at his show in Paris, where almost 90 people were killed during an attack at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in 2015. Hopkins and Basu said they had gathered significant information about Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan parents, how his bomb was built, his associates, finances, the places he had been and the wider conspiracy. Read More »

India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

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Rebel leader Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and a fellow militant were killed after troops cordoned off the Tral area overnight following a tip that at least three rebels were hiding there, police said. Sources in Army said that two terrorists are dead. "In the last 24 hours, 10 heavily armed intruders and terrorists have been successfully eliminated". Read More »

Police issue photo of Manchester attacker, believe bomb made in city apartment

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May said this meant that the independent body which sets the threat level had decided it should be lowered from its highest rating "critical", which means an attack could be imminent, to "severe". Before kickoff, Prince William laid a wreath in memory of the victims alongside Manchester mayor Andy Burnham. "We won't let hate win", she said. Read More »

Trump's First G7 Summit Gets Down To Work In Sicily

Trump told his associates that he chose to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change , which sets long-term goals for each nation to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in order to protect the planet from environmental disaster, local media reported Sunday, citing multiple sources. Read More »

Delhi: WiFi-enabled 'Dream Gates' to be installed at Heritage Metro stations

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The metro has installed, what it calls, "Dream Gates" in two stations of this corridor, popularly known as the "Heritage Line" as it goes underneath old Delhi neighbourhoods such as the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. He said that focus should be on more cycle tracks and better public transport in Delhi. "I used to travel by bus to reach to the book market in Daryaganj, but the new metro line will help me in reaching there in a convenient manner", said Ramesh Yadav, a book-seller from Connaught ... Read More »

Philippines bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

Thousands of civilians have streamed out of Marawi and more than 2,000 were still trapped inside the city. The Associated Press was shown the messages by relief workers at a provincial government complex in Marawi. "Their refusal to surrender is holding the city captive", he said in a statement. A paper sign attached to one of the men indicated the victims "betrayed their faith", he said. Read More »

Manchester police arrest another man in connection with concert terror attack

A German security official told The Associated Press on Thursday the report was accurate. "But it just feeds to this idea of him being used by other people", the man said. British security and law enforcement officials were reviewing whether other sensitive information involving the investigation should be shared, according to one official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation. Read More »

Donald Trump to make final decision on Paris climate deal next week

That is despite United States defence secretary James Mattis saying in an interview to air on Sunday that the president was now "wide open" on the issue. On Saturday, Trump said that the decision on U.S. participation in the agreement would be taken next week. " The United States of America is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics ", their common communiqué reads. Read More »

Trump seeks to warm Israel-Arab relations

What matters to this part of the world is that we feared a president who would seek to divide us, but got one who last night talked about unity and how standing together will ensure we do not fail. We are great allies. The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, Issa Qaraqe, has reported that as the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons enter their 39 consecutive day of the hunger strike, many of them have reached life-threatening health conditions and complications. Read More »

Trump wants to leave Paris climate deal, sources say

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But Gary Cohn, Trump's economic adviser, on Friday said the president had told his G7 colleagues that he regarded the environment as important. He returns to Washington now to find the U.S. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke with Russia's ambassador to the US about setting up secret communications with Moscow. Read More »

Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army

Marawi is one of the biggest Muslim-populated cities in the mainly Catholic Philippines. They are believed to have been killed after they were unable to recite extracts form the Koran. He said that as mayor of the town where it happened, he should have been "first in line". "Martial law and the heightened vulnerability to military abuse that it brings to women and children are not a joke either", it said in a statement . Read More »

Donald Trump: Many leaks are 'fabricated lies'

Now that he's back in the USA after an extensive foreign trip, his first as president, Donald Trump returned to his old buddy, his Twitter account, and proceeded to go after the media. There are rumors among Trump's allies that the president could be looking at bringing former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager David Bossie back into the fold. Read More »

White House mum on new Kushner allegations in Russian Federation probe

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Pressed in a follow-up question about whether he has any concerns at all about Kushner's talking to the Russian ambassador about setting up such communications, McMaster stayed silent and simply did not respond. But Kushner is not the subject of a criminal investigation. Obama administration officials told The Associated Press earlier this week that the frequency of Flynn's discussions with Kislyak raised enough red flags that aides discussed the possibility Trump was trying to establish a ... Read More »

'Chardonnay helped a little', Clinton tells students in commencement address

Clinton spoke about people who deny science and of those who concocted a conspiracy theory about her operating a child abuse ring out of a Washington, D.C. after firing the person running the investigation into him", she said, drawing a parallel between Richard Nixon and Trump. "Don't be afraid of your ambition, of your dreams, or even your anger", Clinton said. Read More »

Newcomer Macron makes France's mark, with Trump and globally

After a policeman was killed in Paris in April by a suspected Islamist militant, Trump told the Associated Press he thought the attack would "probably help" Le Pen because she was the candidate who is "strongest on borders". In a video of their encounter, Mr Macron appears to walk straight towards Mr Trump before curving at the last minute to greet German Chancellor Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and NATO's Secretary General Jen Stollenberg. Read More »

Korea problem 'will be solved'

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Tensions have been running high on the Korean Peninsula over the North's nuclear and missile programs, which Pyongyang sees as a deterrent against a potential invasion by its adversaries. This week, however, it emerged that Trump had questioned the leader's sanity in a conversation with Philippines President Rodrido Duterte. Abe also said this was a field in which Trump could display his abilities. Read More »

Philippine President Duterte Tells Soldiers They Can Rape Women

Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press. "They have been sending us text messages, calling our hotline, requesting us to send rescue teams but we can not simply go to areas which are inaccessible to us", Adiong told AFP . A police chief in the southern Philippines has said he is safe after President Rodrigo Duterte announced earlier that he had been beheaded . Enriquez has been in the job for about two months. Read More »

Everything you need to know about the case against Bill Cosby

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They hope to tease out whether they relate more to the beloved actor who brought the world Fat Albert, Dr. Cliff Huxtable and bemused quips about family and fatherhood, or to Constand, who was rebuffed when she first filed a police complaint, only to have the case resurface a decade later after Cosby's testimony from her lawsuit became public and dozens of other accusers came forward to support her. Read More »

Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies

Ringo Starr and Allman's fellow Southern rock crooner, Charlie Daniels of the Charlie Daniels Band, expressed their thoughts as well. Of course, nobody had Gregg's gravitas or songs, either. Songs such as " Whipping Post ", " Ramblin' Man " and " Midnight Rider " helped define what came to be known as Southern rock and opened the doors for such stars as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band. Read More »

Iranian president Rouhani calls US relations 'a curvy road'

In that address, Trump also took aim at Iran, accusing Tehran of contributing to instability in the region. A Presidential election was held in Iran on Friday. The Trump administration in February sanctioned more than two dozen people and companies in retaliation for a ballistic missile test, warning it had put the Islamic Republic "on notice". Read More »

Rouhani says Iran ready to promote relations with the world

The incumbent President received 57 per cent votes, compared with his conservative rival Ebrahim Raisi, who won 38.5 per cent. "Away from radicalism, our nation wants to live in this world in friendship", Rouhani said during a televised speech in the capital of Tehran . Read More »

UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

The premier said soldiers, who were patrolling streets, would be withdrawn gradually from Monday. Hopkins and Basu said they had gathered significant information about Abedi, how his bomb was built, his associates, finances, the places he had been and the wider conspiracy. Read More »