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Sushma Swaraj targets Meira Kumar, slams Opposition presidential nominee

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Kumar was then the speaker while Swaraj was the Leader of Opposition. The external affairs minister also attached a link of a report published in the English daily Pioneer that said Swaraj was interrupted "at least 60 times". While the video displays Swaraj facing a lot of interruptions during her tirade about UPA being "the most corrupt government since independence", the interruptions were not caused by Meira Kumar, but rather by the commotion inside the Parliament due to Swaraj's ... Read More »

Presidential polls: Tamil Nadu CM extends support to Ram Nath Kovind

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On its part, the state Assembly secretariat has started preparations and had also held meeting with a high-level delegation of the Election Commission on Friday. "It would have been better had all the parties supported Kovind.I appeal to the political parties to shed their narrow mindset and support someone, who has all along fought for the weak and downtrodden, " he said. Read More »

Blockading countries send list of 13 demands to Qatar

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Turkey has sent large shipments of food and dispatched a small contingent of troops with armored vehicles to support of Qatar amid the political row, but toned down its rhetoric and urged the Arab nations to mend their relations after the Gulf capitals expressed deep concern over the deployment. Read More »

Republican bills blow up the road toward universal health care

Former President of the United States Barack Obama after a discussion about democracy at Church Congress on May 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The proposal would impose long-term federal spending cuts on the program. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. Read More »

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

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Netanyahu's announcement comes a day after Trump's special representative Jason Greenblatt arrived for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials on relaunching peace talks that collapsed in 2014. But Israel has not built a full-fledged new settlement since the 1990s. On Wednesday, Greenblatt is expected to be joined by Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law and his senior adviser. Read More »

Palestinian groups deny IS claim of fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

IS released a statement on Saturday, claiming responsibility for two coordinated shooting and stabbing attacks near East Jerusalem's Old City on Friday evening. At least 252 Palestinians and one Jordanian citizen have been killed since the violence began. Israel had eased restrictions on the entry of Palestinians to Jerusalem and Israel from the West Bank for Ramadan. Read More »

Qatar Airways Seeks 10-Percent Stake In American Airlines

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Qatar Airways' unsolicited bid to invest as much as 10% - some $800 million - in American, which would make it one of American's largest investors, seems to have come out of the blue, at least in Texas. government will continue to defend against "massive carrier subsidies that threaten the United States aviation industry and that threaten American jobs". Read More »

72 firefighters tackle blaze at block of flats in London

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Firefighters were called at 4.25pm and the blaze was under control by 7.30pm. London Fire Brigade said a man suffering from smoke inhalation has been taken to hospital. The fire is believed to have started in the third floor of the building - but the cause of the fire has yet to be discovered. "But you can't get away from fact people are very anxious and upset at scenes that they've seen in recent weeks following the Grenfell fire". Read More »

Wonder Woman Director Weighs in on Women-Only Screenings

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That's indeed super-heroic! But did you know that she was just not interested in competing at the Miss Universe pageant where she represented her country Israel in 2004? She is raised on an island called Themyscria, which is an isolated venue made up of all women and Amazonian warriors. Read More »

Seminoles season ends in Omaha again; Gators in good position

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Florida State baseball concluded its' season with an overall record of 46-22 and broke even in ACC play at 14-14. Prior to the elimination matchup on Wednesday evening, Florida State had previously squared off against LSU in the first round of the College World Series . Read More »

No 'proof' on 'collusion' with Russians, Trump says

FBI Director James Comey was abruptly fired by the president on May 9, and Mueller was appointed special counsel by the Justice Department to continue an independent investigation. Including Trump's conduct in the investigation marked a major shift in the work of the investigators, and certainly a shift from what the FBI has been focused on for months, Russian interference in the 2016 elections and whether or not Trump operatives colluded with them. Read More »

Putin: US always interfered in Russian elections, especially in 2012

On an acerbic note, he added that if Comey "faces some sort of persecution in connection with that, we are ready to offer political asylum in Russian Federation to him as well". "We see what is going on in the US". In comments aimed at a domestic audience, Putin insisted the latest U.S. sanctions over alleged election meddling are efforts to "contain Russia". Read More »

American band the Slants win Supreme Court battle over offensive trademarks

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Although The Slants is comprised of Asian American musicians, the United States Patent and Trademark Office repeatedly denied Tam's trademark applications on grounds that the band name was "disparaging" to Asians. The Slants went to court after being denied trademark registration for a name they chose as an act of "reappropriation" - adopting a term used by others to disparage Asian Americans and wearing it as a badge of pride. Read More »

Led coalition 'cannot confirm' Islamic State chief death

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The report said that the air strike had targeted a meeting of top ISIS chiefs, including al-Baghdadi. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which is a nom de guerre, was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al Samarrai. USA special operations forces are on the ground, alongside Syrian Kurdish allies in Raqqa where they've begun their advance into the Islamic State's de-facto capital. Read More »

Yellowstone's grizzly bears lose endangered species protection after 42 years

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Chris Servheen , who retired last year after serving as Fish and Wildlife's grizzly bear recovery coordinator for 35 years, said in an interview this year that the bears were ready for delisting. The governors of Idaho and Wyoming cheered the ruling, saying their states are prepared to take over management of the species from the Fish and Wildlife Service, while environmental groups ripped the move as premature. Read More »

Mansarovar pilgrims denied entry via Nathu La

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This route sees Indians crossing through to Tibet and then using Chinese buses for their journey. Earlier, the 47 pilgrims who had been stranded on the Indian side of the border since June 20 after being denied access to cross over the worldwide border, returned to Sikkim's capital Gangtok on Friday evening. Read More »

Parsing through the details of the GOP's health care bill

Some conservatives think current plans don't go far enough; others say those plans will hurt numerous people they represent. Echoing the other four, Heller said he opposes the measure "in this form" but does not rule out backing a version that is changed to his liking. Read More »

Isolation of Qatar 'inhumane and against Islamic values', says Turkey President Erdogan

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Erdogan strongly rejected accusations by the Gulf countries that Qatar supports terrorism. The campaign to isolate Qatar is disrupting trade in commodities from crude oil to metals and food. Qatar has vehemently denied the charges. Iran and Turkey have also already shipped food to Qatar. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said it is fully committed to the Chicago convention, but that the state reserves the sovereign right under worldwide law to take any precautionary measures to ... Read More »

Eid Al Fitr in Saudi Arabia to Be Celebrated Sunday

As per the Islamic calendar , the dates of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr change every year depending on the lunar sightings; hence, Muslims across the globe celebrate it on different dates. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Saudi Arabia, the US, the United Kingdom and Australia on June 25th and in India on june 26th this year. Apart from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates also announced that Sunday will be the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr. Read More »

8 miners die in explosion at Colombia coal mine

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All the arrested individuals are affiliated with a new urban militia group known as People's Revolutionary Movement, the publication said citing Gen. Jorge Nieto, Colombia's National Police director. Unfortunately, mining accidents are fairly common, with 28 incidents reported in the first five months of the year, leaving 23 people dead and 33 injured, the news agency said, adding 60 percent of the cases involved coal mines. Read More »

No council high-rises in Scotland have cladding used on Grenfell Tower

She said that the model had never been subject to a recall, and that tests were being carried out to determine if it now should be. They added that insulation and tiles recovered from the building have failed fire safety tests. Alex Neill, Which? managing director of home products and services, said: 'If it turns out that faults in this fridge freezer caused the fire to start at Grenfell Tower, this raises serious questions about the safety of these products. Read More »

What's in the Senate's new healthcare bill?

He took to Twitter to boast of passing 38 bills thus far. "I kept a list of the things that he promised", he said . The Wyoming Budget Committee chairman has been among the few senators working with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the health care overhaul that was passed by Republicans in the House last month. Read More »

Chaos as hundreds forced to evacuate from London tower blocks

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At least three states, as well as Washington, D.C., have deregulated the form of external building cladding investigators now believe was primarily responsible for the rapid spread of a blaze throughout Grenfell Tower fire in London on June 14, which killed at least 79 people . Read More »

Scalise out of ICU, Fox News reports

More on this as it develops. An update on the Louisiana Republican's condition was posted to his Twitter account Friday afternoon, saying his "continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit on Thursday". Read More »

North Korea looms over talks between China and US

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President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with North Korea's totalitarian government. Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over the North's acceleration toward having a nuclear missile that can strike the US mainland. Read More »

Restaurant Customers Allegedly Attack Owner, Daughter Over Cold Chicken Order [Disturbing Video]

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The attack happened on Thursday when a couple complained about receiving cold chicken. As the two customers were leaving the scene one of them struck the owner's daughter, knocking her to the ground, police say. The two suspects then drove off in a tan Cadillac Escalade. Police told the station that the attack was completely unprovoked. Police have identified the suspects as Eric and Latasha Smith , who both face several felony warrants. Read More »

Trump again faults Obama for Russian election meddling

WHY?" Hours after a Washington Post article detailing the Obama administration's response to Russian cyberattacks was published, President Donald Trump reacted to the issue on Twitter. Ron Wyden expressed disappointment Friday that the administration wasn't more aggressive. "We made massive efforts so they couldn't do that", Blinken told the cable news network . Read More »