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Joshi elected Rajasthan Cricket Association president

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In Rajasthan cricketing circles, it has been said the Ruchir Modi camp didn't receive any backing from Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje or her Government and that could be one reason why it lost out on some of the votes for the President's post. Read More »

3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury

Of the five jurors selected on Monday, three are men and two women. The lawyers are studying each person's race, sex, age, occupation and interests to try to guess their inherent sympathies, experts said. "He's holding up fine, he's looking forward to it. and we're looking forward to getting a trial", said defence lawyer Brian McMonagle. Cosby has said he does not expect to testify. Read More »

USAA says it will reinstate ads on 'Hannity'

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Hannity , meanwhile, has said he will no longer talk about Rich's death - which he attempted to connect to the WikiLeaks scandal - following repeated pleas from the murder victim's family. USAA said it wasn't trying to favor one set of political views over another. "We understand that the lines between news and commentary are increasingly blurred", USAA said. Read More »

Lib Dem leader Farron pressed on gay sex in heated radio phone

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And in July 2015, Mr Farron apologised after a post on his Twitter feed suggested gay people could be "cured". The pro-EU candidate refused to answer whether he thought it was a sin but insisted he was a champion of LGBT rights . "My personal faith is my personal faith", said Mr Farron. "Why won't you just remind my listeners", Nick asked. Because to be honest with you, a person who is the leader of a political party, it's their job and [as] someone who's passionate about LGBT+ rights, ... Read More »

PM Modi meets 16 Governors of Russian Federation

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Modi recalled his days as chief minister of Gujarat, much before global warming was discussed or Paris agreement was even discussed. He said this only showed that the world was interdependent and inter-connected. India had boycotted a high-profile conference recently hosted by China on the project, citing "sovereignty" issue since it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Read More »

US hikes 'combat power' in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia

The source noted that two offensives are taking place in the region at the same time: "A campaign initiated by the worldwide coalition led by the US and supported by Kurdish forces in the field, and a campaign led by the Iranians to take control of the border area and ensure territorial contiguity". Read More »

China vows to commit to Paris climate accord

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The C919, made by state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd (COMAC) [CMAFC.UL], relies on overseas technology from firms including General Electric Co, France's Safran SA, Honeywell International Inc and United Technologies Corp subsidiary UTC Aerospace Systems. Read More »

Australia to push for TPP consensus among remaining countries

The Asia-Pacific countries failed to agree on their usual joint statement after the United States opposed wording that supported free trade and opposed protectionism, officials at the meetings said. RCEP, on the other hand, benefits from the backing of China, whose regional dominance has gained greater momentum with the policy shift in the United States and its own Belt and Road initiative to extend its global influence. Read More »

Army convoy attacked by militants in J-K, one jawan killed

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Officials said that an army convoy that was on way to Srinagar from Jammu was attacked near Hillar village on the national highway. Sources in Army told Mirror that terrorists after firing on the Army convoy, fled away from the spot. Additional security forces have been rushed from nearby camps and a massive search operation launched to nab the militants. Small arms, automatic weapons, 82 mm and 120 mm mortar shells were fired into the Indian Territory. Read More »

Race to rescue Sri Lanka flood victims as toll rises

On Sunday, the rainfall eased somewhat, although it is expected to intensify again from Monday. The military has deployed helicopters, boats and amphibious vehicles to distribute aid pouring in from residents in areas not affected by the floods. Read More »

These are 6 possible names for Indian cricket team's next head coach

The previous coach for whom the words "headmasterly" and "intimidating" were used was Greg Chappell, and the year 2007 was among the unhappiest for the Indian team. Or during the Australia series. The embarrassment apart, it feels disrespectful. Moody and Rajput had applied for the chief coach's job a year ago also but it was Kumble , who got the nod. Read More »

Proposed UN resolution would sanction 15 North Koreans

Thursday to withdraw its military assets from the region, warning via state-run media that a military showdown would end in nuclear destruction. In another signal to Pyongyang , the United States is now conducting joint operations with two aircraft carrier strike groups and the Japanese navy in the Sea of Japan . Read More »

Sigmar Gabriel plays down spat between Merkel and Trump

But Trump's Twitter tantrum with Germany , and his protectionist stance last week with European leaders, carries larger risks than simply misunderstanding the economics of global trade, according to Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics. Read More »

Paris or no Paris, India committed to climate protection: Modi

Responding to a question from NBC's Megyn Kelly on stage at the forum in St. Petersburg , Putin also downplayed. When asked about the meetings between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and members of Trump's campaign team, Putin appeared frustrated and defensively laughed off the allegations. Read More »

China says it warned US warship to leave South China Sea

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Two Chinese vessels warned the American ship to leave China's territorial waters, and Beijing has taken the matter up with Washington , according to Lu Kang , a Foreign Ministry spokesman. Many worldwide non-claimant nations, particularly the United States, however, want the South China Sea to remain as global waters considering the fact that a high proportion of the world's trade passes through this region. Read More »

Search continues this morning for MS escapees

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The search continues in Colbert County Alabama for the remaining two escapees. Lindsey, 53, was captured Thursday afternoon and has been returned to Prentiss County where he faces charges of felony jail escape, two counts of grand larceny and one count of felony malicious mischief. Read More »

Chelsea earns $195 million for winning Premier League

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English champions Chelsea received a record Premier League pay-out of more than £150 million (Dh708.2m) this season, almost £60m more than their predecessors Leicester City , after new TV deals came into force. Norwich were one of seven Football League clubs who received a parachute payment , in a cumulative pay-out of £219m. Sunderland was relegated earlier this month as the last-place team but still earned 93.5 million pounds. Read More »

Philippine police seek casino attacker's identity

ISIS central put out a claim of responsibility for the Manila attack, but local Philippine officials continued to say the incident was not terror-related. "He lay down on the bed, covered himself with a thick blanket, apparently poured petrol on the blanket and burned himself", Mr Rosa said. One of the dead was Elizabeth Panlilio Gonzales, the wife of Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales, a congressman, police said. Read More »

UK PM May's lead over Labour shrinks

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Her speech came as a YouGov poll for The Times puts her ruling Tory party on 42 per cent, down one point since the end of last week, with Labour up three on 39 per cent and the Liberal Democrats down two points on 7 per cent - at par with the far-right, anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP). Read More »

Mattis says U.S. committed to Asia-Pacific as allies seek clear policy

Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new sanctions before involving the other council members. "We are working with China on North Korea because that is also a problem for China". In his speech, Mattis said the US will stick to its treaty commitments to South Korea . -China relationship, adding that "while competition between the USA and China is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable". Read More »

How To Call Your Representative About The Paris Climate Accord

The French president was curt when Trump called him to explain his decision to leave the non-binding climate accord. The foundation will provide the $15 million commitment the United Nations climate change secretariat will lose from Washington to ensure there is no disruption in their work, he said . Read More »

Cities, States and Companies Vow to Stick to the Paris Climate Agreement

The colour was plastered on buildings across the world including France , Canada , Australia and, of course, the United States of America itself. "The timing and magnitude of the changes are harder to pin down, but we can not stick our heads in the sand and ignore the risks they present, especially when we're already seeing the effects all around us - whether they're measured in rising sea levels , or depleting coral reefs, or the number of children with asthma", Bloomberg said in a ... Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 points table and groups

I know these words and expectations are there, just like they are in India they will be there in Pakistan too. "I am very confident that India would do well in the Champions Trophy and they will defend the title, especially the way they played in the last two warm-up games", the stylish Hyderabadi batsman said. Read More »

Iran hits back at Trump after Islam speech, Saudi arms deal

RIYADH , Saudi Arabia- It's day two of President Trump's first global trip. Trump called Sisi "my friend", and Sisi said the USA president was "capable of doing the impossible", to which Trump responded: "I agree!" Mr Trump also called upon countries around the world to work together to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Read More »

Trump attacks Germany in furious tweets

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This was in "our own interest because Europe has felt in recent years what it means to have terrorism and instability in our neighbourhood", she said , adding that any government's "top priority is to protect its citizens". Putin at bay - just the suggestion of a separation could be enough for Mr. Putin to try and seize more territory and solidify Russia's annexation of Crimea and his occupation of parts of Ukraine. Read More »

Griffin not 'laying down' for Trump, fears career is over

Kathy Griffin is speaking out in much more detail about her recent controversy involving President Donald Trump , and this time she is revealing how Trump and his family are trying to destroy her life and career. The 56-year-old comedian also argued that there wouldn't have been the same reaction if she was a guy. "Whether or not you get, or like, her artistic expression, in America, Kathy has the right to parody the president", attorney Lisa Bloom said. Read More »

Protester killed in clashes with police after Kabul truck bombing

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Police forces run as protesters throw stones during a demonstration in Kabul , Afghanistan , Friday, June 2, 2017. However, Ahmad Zia Masoud and Abdul Latif Padram, two of the politicians among the protest organisers, have ruled out any solution other than the government's resignation. Read More »

Jared Kushner will answer questions 'when the time is right'

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he didn't know if the news reports were true but described back-channel communications as a "good thing". "Mr. Kushner's responsibilities include Middle East peace, relations with Mexico and China, and modernizing government-along with serving as a sounding board and confidant of the president", the Journal reports. Read More »

Putin urges end to 'harmful chatter' over Russian meddling

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Friday that his government had anything to do with hacking operations aimed at disrupting the USA election a year ago. When asked directly whether Russian Federation interfered in the election, Putin said in March: "Read my lips: No". "If they aren't planning to attack anyone, then why increase spending? And you know what such moods lead to [.] nothing good". Read More »

Former FBI Director James Comey to testify on June 8

The Justice Department and multiple U.S. congressional committees are investigating Russia's actions in the 2016 presidential election and questions about possible collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates. The White House declined to comment to Reuters about the interview process. But the privilege isn't "absolute" and the court has said it has limits - indeed, it can be overcome upon a proper showing of need for the evidence at issue in a criminal trial or ... Read More »