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Queensland Senator Matt Canavan quits Cabinet over citizenship doubts

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Neither Ludlam nor Waters were aware of their dual citizenship, with Waters having acquired hers courtesy of her Australian parents' brief stay in Canada, where she was born. Malcolm Turnbull said Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce would be acting resources and northern Australia minister until Canavan's status was resolved. Read More »

Hajj flights reach Madina, Jeddah

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In 2016, more than 1.8 million pilgrims attended Hajj, but Iranians stayed at home after tensions between Riyadh and Tehran boiled over following a deadly crush of people during the 2015 pilgrimage. The two airlines will operate 169 return flights. Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Saudi Airlines will carry half of the pilgrims each. The director said that federal government had made outstanding arrangements for the pilgrims last year and would provide more facilities to them this year. Read More »

SeaWorld San Antonio announced the passing of killer whale calf, Kyara

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As SeaWorld was announcing Kyara's death at its Texas park, Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell was in handcuffs at its San Diego attraction after staging a demonstration over orcas in captivity. It could take several weeks before the results are finalized. SeaWorld has come under fire for its treatment of killer whales since the 2013 CNN documentary "Blackfish." In honor of Kyara, the One Ocean shows at the Sea World have been canceled on July 24. Read More »

Don't believe the corporate media on voter fraud

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The E-R's recent editorial on the so-called " Voter Fraud Commission" is correct on some issues but as always with the corporate media omits some important details. PolitiFact California spoke with elections officials and independent observers across the state and found no widespread reports of voter fraud . Read More »

Fact Checking Trump's Remarks on Health Care

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Once the repeal-only bill is on the floor, it could be amended "in various ways", Barrasso said, including changing it to a repeal-and-replace bill.? "They run out, they say death, death, death", he continued. "It was a big, fat, ugly lie", Mr. Trump said , referring to the ACA. It follows a previous tweet that also warned of "repercussions" should senate republicans fail to back the Bill. Read More »

Court: Local Officials Can't Hold Undocumented on ICE Detainers

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Rep. Marc Lombardo (R) 22nd Middlesex District, said, "It's created two classes of individuals, those who are legal residents of Commonwealth who can be arrested and detained by law enforcement, and those who are here illegally who now will be free to roam the streets without consequences". Read More »

Kushner 'inadvertently omitted' 77 assets in financial disclosure form

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A separate document released Friday also showed that Kushner's wife, presidential daughter Ivanka Trump , had been paid as much as $5 million from her outside businesses over an 84-day span this spring around the time she entered the White House as a senior adviser and pledged to distance herself from her outside holdings. Read More »

Saudi-led group blacklists 18 individuals, groups

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The flights will be the first between Saudi Arabia and Qatar since Riyadh and three other Arab states cut ties last month with Doha. There was no comment from the Qatari authorities on the new list. "The three Qatari individuals on the list, along with a Kuwaiti individual, have engaged in fund-raising campaigns to support Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist militias in Syria", the statement noted. Read More »

Kushner denies colluding with Russian officials

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Behind closed doors, Kushner spoke to staff members of the Senate intelligence committee for almost three hours at the Capitol, then made a brief public statement back at the White House. In his statement, Kushner said his first meeting with a Russian official came in April 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington . But Kushner has insisted "he didn't even realize what that infamous meeting at Trump Tower was about", explained Jonathan Lemire of the Associated Press. Read More »

Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions

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President Donald Trump told a reporter asking questions Monday to be "quiet". While Sessions has insisted he will stay on, Trump's intensifying barrage of criticism could convince him otherwise, even if Trump opts not to fire him. The president's tweet about the former Alabama senator comes less than a week after Trump, in a New York Times interview, said that Sessions should never have taken the job as attorney general if he was going to recuse himself. Read More »

Jordan Spieth wins British Open golf championship

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After 13 holes of the final round, he was four-over par . Spieth sank another deep putt on No. 16 for a birdie to go up two strokes and matched Kuchar's birdie on hole 17 before making par on No. On No. 15, Spieth sank a 50-foot eagle putt to keep the momentum rolling. He trails Spieth by seven shots and is still a 40/1 long shot to win the tournament. Read More »

Israel says guard at Amman embassy shot after being attacked

The cameras come in addition to metal detectors installed at the entrance to the site after three men - described by police as "Israeli Arabs" - shot and killed two Israeli police officers near the compound more than a week ago. Three Palestinians were killed and dozens of others were wounded after protesters burned tyres and threw stones and firecrackers. On Sunday night, two Jordanians were shot dead at the Israeli embassy in Amman after alleged attack on a security guard. Read More »

China reportedly preps for crisis along border with North Korea

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On Monday, CNN reported, citing a USA defence official, that vehicles carrying equipment for the missile launch had been seen in North Korea's Kusong city in central North Pyongan province. Seoul proposed the idea to the US at the time, with plans to discuss the details with the US during the two sides' Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) and Korea-US Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) scheduled for the second half of the year, sources said. Read More »

Rory McIlroy: Open finish boost for US PGA Championship

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After three missed cuts in his last four tournaments, the world number four had a strong finish to place joint-fourth at the Open yesterday. McIlroy now feels his game is in good shape as he prepares for the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, early next month. Read More »

Only 37 percent of NM residents approve of Trump

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President Donald Trump's approval rating in New Mexico after his first few months in office is among the lowest in the nation. In Oregon, 38 percent rate Trump positively, compared to 56 percent who give him negative marks. Bush, 30 percent supported impeachment, while 69 percent did not. MA was the second least enthusiastic state, with only 29 percent of residents approving. Read More »

USA commissions its largest-ever warship, the USS Gerald R Ford

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives on the Marine One helicopter aboard the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for its commissioning ceremony. The CNV 78 aircraft carrier boasts almost two dozen new technologies not present on older carriers - including a more spacious flight deck, an electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear to better recover incoming aircraft . Read More »

Mutual respect despite disagreements is beauty of democracy: President Kovind

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Several non-NDA parties, which have been critical of the Union government opted to vote for Kovind and not Meira Kumar, former Lok Sabha Speaker and the opposition candidate. Kovind's rise caps a series of top appointments backed by Modi - including naming a hardline priest to lead India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh - that tighten the grip of the Hindu right on key public offices. Read More »

UNHCR accuses government of breaching undertaking over refugee cases

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Australia has controversially refused to accept asylum seekers and refugees, most of whom are men from Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq, and instead holds them in centres on the Pacific nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea. More than 1600 refugees have expressed interest in the United States resettlement deal, but only about 1200 places are expected to be offered. Another 500 people are still waiting for the outcome of the refugee status determination process being carried out by authorities in ... Read More »

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Notification to release today

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The official notification states "It is notified that CBSE will conduct the next UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor on 05th November, 2017 (Sunday)". And this is a major accomplishment by CBSE, as it had only past year expressed its inability to the HRD Ministry regarding organizing the UGC NET exam mainly due to the shortage of staff as it was already organizing the JEE-MAIN and the NEET. Read More »

After un-retiring, Antonio Cassano has left Hellas Verona... and retired

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After thinking and reflecting, in the end I decided: Antonio Cassano will not play football anymore". "Thank-you from the heart to President Setti, the sporting director Fusco, [Coach] Pecchia and the squad for accepting me! AC". It's a pity because professionally he was doing everything well". Setti had claimed that Cassano's "head wasn't right" in the aftermath of his departure and struck a suitably baffled tone when addressing his latest decision. Read More »

Loan waivers trip HDFC Bank asset quality as profit rises 20.2%

The peril called higher provisioning and bad loans extended to HDFC Bank , which until now remained largely unscathed.On Monday, the private-sector lender reported an enviable 20.2 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 3,894 crore for the quarter ended June 2017, but disappointed investors posting its highest non-performing asset (NPA) ratio in years, courtesy farm loan waivers. Read More »

Can 10-year-old rape victim abort foetus, asks SC

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Indian law does not allow medical terminations after 20 weeks unless there is a threat to the mother's life. Courts allow medical termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and can make an exception if the foetus is genetically abnormal. Read More »

Chaudhry Nisar to hold much-awaited press conference today

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It is pertinent her to mention that after Nisar earlier announced to exchange thoughts on his ongoing rift with the party, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and another important member reached Punjab House to appease the displeased minister. Read More »

Studio Head Reveals New Details About 2019 Film

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Aside from the potential of creating a separate and massive fandom for Captain Marvel , setting it in the aforementioned time period gives Marvel a chance to play with a lot of elements, including the soundtrack and the cinematography. They also directed episodes for "Billions" and "The Affair". After this version of the Kree/Skrull war is wrapped up, Captain Marvel has to get back home to Earth. Read More »

Second Gaza rocket in 24 hours hits southern Israel

The Israeli strike came hours after a "projectile fired from the Gaza Strip" hit an open area inside the occupied territories without causing any injuries, the army said. Since Friday, five Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in deadly clashes as mass demonstrations took place across Jerusalem and the West Bank to protest the measures. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway: Russia is 'not a big story'

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Speaking to Fox News' Jeanine Pirro, Conway gleefully cited a recent Bloomberg News national poll , in which only 6 percent of respondents said that "relationship with Russia" was the "most important issue facing the country right now". Stelter said it wasn't CNN's job to do the administration's press work for them and the administration had admitted to failures with press secretary Sean Spicer resigning. Read More »

ISIS broken, but leader slipped away due to leak, says key general

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The Times called the morning show commentary malicious, and demanded an apology. The segment in question, aired Saturday morning, featured comments from General Raymond Thomas, who said an article in The Times on intelligence agencies having "extracted valuable information" led to al-Baghdadi escaping, the Associated Press reported . Read More »

Palestinian Christians, Muslims Stand Together in Al-Aqsa Crisis

The previous night, some 42 people were wounded in clashes between security forces and Palestinian protesters, who rioted during rallies against the introduction of the metal detectors , Army Radio reported . On July 20, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joins the Palestinian leadership in urging Israel to remove the metal detectors. Palestinian Muslims have refused to enter the mosque because of new metal detectors installed at its entrances following a gun attack that killed ... Read More »

Israel installs security cameras at al-Aqsa compound

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M - Six people have been killed in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, following new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem's holiest site, Euronews reported . Clashes also flared in east Jerusalem and other Palestinian villages in the West Bank near Jerusalem on Saturday, police said. Palestinians reject the metal detectors because they view the move as Israel asserting further control over the site. Read More »

Cullerton discourages school-funding veto; seeks discussion

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The Senate approved the plan May 31 but Assistant Senate Majority Leader Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat, held onto it. Trotter did not respond to a request for comment Friday. Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, said in a statement that Rauner should show his hand. It also argues that the bill would provide more funding to schools throughout the state without addressing the factors that see IL schools spend more per student than any of its neighboring states. Read More »

Trump Considers Giuliani as Possible Sessions Replacement

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Trump's new statements also came after his interview with the New York Times last week, in which he said he never would have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »