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Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 64, wounds scores


A auto bomb attack is presumed but there is no data that it was specifically targeted at the Bulgarian mission.Deputy Foreign Minister Georg Georgiev said the material damage included broken windows and doors and fallen plaster. A spokesman for Taliban insurgents said he was gathering information. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also condemned the attack, which came just days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

Haley on Germany: 'We have the backs of our allies'

Germany's outspoken top diplomat claimed that the Trump administration's controversial policies are undermining Western values and the worldwide order based on these values. And as I have witnessed over the past few days, Europe must take its fate into its own hands. Merkel said she reached that conclusion after the G7 and NATO Summits, in which Trump took part and during which the differences between the policies of the new U.S. Read More »

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc

Udaya Kumar Maiya, Medical Director, Portea Medical - a Bengaluru-based home healthcare provider, said in a statement on Wednesday . Anywhere between 10 billion and 15 billion tobacco products are sold each day and equally dumped into the environment . Read More »

Trump expected to withdraw from landmark Paris Climate Accord


He also knows that many major US corporations, including many fossil-fuel players, are urging him to stay. Here's what would that mean for the United States' coastlines. Many experts don't think Obama's pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 26 percent by 2025 from 2005 levels will hurt US companies. "This would be a colossal mistake", said Nick Burns, who served as under secretary of state during George W. Read More »

Wary Of North Korea, U.S. Destroys Mock Warhead Over The Pacific

The test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) aspect of the us missile defense system comes amid North Korea's constant missile testing and threatening rhetoric. The ICBM test target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, according to MDA. The whole thing works by carrying a "kill vehicle" which collides with the ICMB outside the Earth's atmosphere, obliterating the target on contact. Read More »

Chennai: Infosys employee's naked body found in office toilet


According to the Chengalpattu Taluk police, they received information from the software company on Wednesday morning that Illayaraja (30) of Dindivanam had been found lying dead in a restroom on the company premises. A case has been registered and further investigations are on. He was working at the Infosys office, situated in the SEZ zone, in Paranur, near Chengalpet. Read More »

Dozens killed, injured after car bomb rocks Afghan capital

The U.S. Embassy is not located there but in another part of the city, about a kilometer (half mile) away. The NATO statement praised "the courage of Afghan Security Forces, especially the police and first responders". No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing yet, but Afghanistan has been losing ground in its battle against extremists. "USA citizens in Kabul are advised to avoid traveling to that area", a statement by the embassy said. Read More »

Lib Dems offer fresh Brexit vote in election manifesto

And the manifesto pledges to give 16-year-olds the vote in all UK-wide elections and referendums. The Liberal Democrat leader said he is "pro-choice now and I was pro-choice then" when asked about an interview with a Salvation Army publication in 2007 in which he reportedly condemned the method of terminating a pregnancy. Read More »

Major fire broke out in Chennai Silks showroom


Thick smoke was emanating from several floors of the building. Twelve men who were working in the canteen on the seventh floor were rescued using a skylift. They said the losses were yet to be estimated. City police barricaded the entire area. Cloth material worth lakhs of rupees were gutted by fire. Fifteen fire tenders and additional private water tankers have been deployed to assist the firefighters, The News Minute reported. Read More »

23-year-old techie shot dead at Noida apartment


According to reports, Anjali was tailed by her attacker and was shot dead in the parking area of her society. She opened the door and came to the ground floor where she was shot dead, The Times of India reported. The deceased has been identified as Anjali, who used to work as an engineer in Lava company. "So far no one has been arrested, several teams have been made to nab the accused", a senior Noida police official said. Read More »

Kerala plus one DHSE results 2017 announced at dhsekerala


Kerala has declared the results of class 11 (DHSE and VHSE) examination on May 31. - Click on the link to the results page. The board provides Higher Secondary Examination and offers courses in humanities and commerce. -Enter your examination roll number click on submit. The results for Plus Two Class XII 2017 results were declared by the Kerala DHSE on 15 May. The Kerala Plus 1 result 2017 appears on screen along with marks and grade. Read More »

Nandini KR from Karnataka tops India's Civil services exam 2017


Nandini belongs to the OBC category. She qualified the examination with Kannada Literature as her optional subject. As per reports, KR Nandini from Karnataka bagged the first position, while Anmol Sher Singh Bedi and G Ronanki bagged the second and third positions, respectively. Read More »

Explosion hits near diplomatic area in Afghanistan


German security services said it was unclear if any of the embassy's staff were injured in the 8.30am explosion. "By God's grace, Indian Embassy staff are safe in the massive #Kabul blast ", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. Read More »

Trump has fairly 'unbelievable relationship' with Merkel: WH

Merkel last week said that reliable ties forged since the end of World War II "are to some extent over". They "get along well, " Sean Spicer said in response to a question regarding Ms Merkel's comment that Germany and the European Union can no longer rely on the US". Read More »

Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents


Comey testifies before Congress and confirms that despite Trump's denials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is indeed investigating potential ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign related to Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election on Trump's behalf. Read More »

EU, China summit to back Paris deal regardless of Trump

Axios also reported that behind the scenes at the EPA last week, Pruitt "told aides he wanted them to pump the brakes on publicly lobbying for withdrawal from Paris ". So Important to the Deal? So what if Trump pulls out of the Paris climate accord? Gore, who met with Trump during his presidential transition, has been an outspoken critic of leaving the Paris accord. Read More »

Angela Merkel says Europe must step up as diplomatic player

The US leader also berated 23 of NATO's 28 members - including Germany - for "still not paying what they should be paying" towards the funding of the alliance. Prime Minister Modi said German partnership is important for the Skill India Mission, with German parameters being "global benchmarks" which are crucial for India. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte uses Lewinsky affair to hit back at critical Clinton


Referring to Bill Clinton's involvement with intern Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s, he hit back at Chelsea Clinton and said he was speaking sarcastically about rape and it was not a joke. The younger Clinton, in a post on her Twitter account, called Duterte a "murderous thug with no regard for human rights". "Did you slam your father?" Duterte also claimed that American soldiers have committed rape overseas, including in the Philippines. Read More »

White House pushes back on Russian Federation allegations

As he mulls outside reinforcements to his operation, Trump returned late Saturday from his nine-day journey to a White House seemingly in crisis mode, with a barrage of reports hitting close to the Oval Office and involving Jared Kushner , his son-in-law and influential adviser. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku: Everton striker's agent Mino Raiola explains transfer 'promise'


Everton reportedly value the Belgium global at as much as £100 million. Everton are reported to have slapped a £100 million valuation on the 24-year-old who scored 25 goals in 38 appearances last season, but that potential fee is unlikely to deter the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United , both of whom have been heavily linked with the Belgium global. Read More »

Haley defends Kushner, says he will continue to do 'his work'

President Donald Trump has returned to the U.S. after a nine-day trip to Europe and the Middle East to meet a worsening domestic political crisis amid claims his his son-in-law, Jared Kushner , colluded with Russian Federation. They also want to know whether Kushner tried to establish a secret channel of communication with Russian President Vladimir Putin . Meanwhile, Mr Trump's National Security Advisor HR McMaster said, generally speaking, "we have back-channel communication ... Read More »

Missing Indian Mountaineer found dead on Mt Everest


The weather had calmed over the weekend, opening a narrow window for climbers to make a bid for the top. Nepal has cleared 371 climbers to Mount Everest in the current season, which ends this month. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and reaching the top is both treacherous and expensive, with climbs costing upwards of $65,000, according to Alpine Ascents . Read More »

Feds still committed to Paris Accord, Environment Minister McKenna says

For his part, Trump tweeted only that he would be announcing his decision regarding the treaty "over the next few days". The UN chief also said that he will work to with UN Member States mobilize national and worldwide resources for adaptation, resilience, and the implementation of national climate action plans, and called for new and strengthened partnerships, including with the private sector and through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation. Read More »

Ariana Grande to perform benefit concert for Manchester attack victims


Manchester police arrested a man reported to be Abedi's brother. The news comes as specially trained armed officers, for the first time , are patrolling trains in England with the national threat level at critical . The Five Eyes alliance consists of Britain, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Eight people are being held in the connection with the attack. Read More »

Modi backs Merkel's 'strong leadership' while Trump slams Germany

The relationship between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "fairly unbelievable", the White House has said . "We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands ". "I think she made one very catastrophic mistake and that was taking all of these illegals (sic), you know taking all of the people from wherever they come from", Trump said in a joint interview published by German daily Bild and British newspaper The Times , referring to Merkel's ... Read More »

Kashmiri youngsters appear for Army exam amid unrest


All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road. "Police and forces used maximum restraint and chased them away". The district administration has also ordered closure of all colleges and higher secondary schools in Srinagar for tomorrow. Read More »

Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: Axios

All the other six countries put together do not match the U.S. level of emissions. The G7 leaders met late last week in Taormina, Italy , and naturally climate change was on the agenda. However, the two-day meeting got overshadowed by a suicide bombing in northern England on Monday that killed 22 people, and also got bogged down by lengthy discussions on the merit of free trade and the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle climate change . Read More »