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RS polls: Congress MLAs return to Gujarat from Bengaluru amid high security

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The Congress is banking on the support of two NCP MLAs and one each of JD (U) and Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). Currently, the MLAs are staying in a resort in Anand, Gujarat. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has said it will be good for the BJP to have party President Amit Shah in the Rajya Sabha. "We will speak to our state Core committee, Chief Sharad Pawar and then take a decision on the same", said Praful. Read More »

Secret or open? Watch the #NoConfidence vote announcement live

A statement issued by Parliament, on Sunday evening, said Mbete will address the media on the voting procedure to be followed when the motion of no confidence in the president is debated on 8 August. She said she would not be "bullied" by opposition parties into making a hasty decision and said they should stop abusing her. MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus says none of the proposed disciplinary measures should be construed as intimidation. Read More »

FM says Pakistan will not compromise on Kashmir

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He said India had continuously been committing ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary. Addressing a press conference on Sunday at the PML-N House in Sialkot, Asif said Pakistan has always wanted to have good relations with its neighbours, and especially with India and Afghanistan, and maintained that both countries are now not responding positively to Pakistan's initiatives for durable peace in the region. Read More »

UN Independent Commissioner of Inquiry on Syria Del Ponte Quits Blaming UNSC

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Former Swiss attorney general Del Ponte, known for her work in prosecuting war crimes in Rwanda and ex-Yugoslavia, described her role in the commission as an "alibi". "And believe me: I did not see such bad crimes as in Syria in Rwanda or in the former Yugoslavia". "And the opposition, that is made up only of extremists and terrorists". Read More »

Police arrest three people involved in Amarnath attack

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He confirmed to media that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was involved in the attack and accused have been identified. The three "co-conspirators"- Bilal Ahmed Reshi, Aizaj Wagey and Zahoor Ahmed -had carried out reconnaissance exercises and chosen Botengo near Khanbal as the spot where the attack could be carried out, the police added. Read More »

Email saves Saints from flesh-eating sea lice

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A Melbourne teen was attacked by sea creatures while waist deep at Dendy Street Beach in Brighton . By Sunday, doctors had still not found the cause for Kanizay's bloody legs. A spine-tingling video of the experiment shows sea lice devouring the meat. The incident comes nearly a year after a massive outbreak of tiny "sea lice" at Florida beaches . Read More »

North Korea Hit With New Sanctions Over Missile Tests

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Under the resolution's provisions, all exports of North Korean coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood will be prohibited. The proposed sanctions resolution would also block countries from using new North Korean workers overseas in what the official described as "deplorable " conditions. Read More »

Korea, US, Japan Coordinate N. Korea Policies in Manila

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They target North Korea's primary exports - including coal, iron and seafood - and attempt to cut off its additional revenue streams by targeting some of its banks and joint ventures with foreign companies. North Korea has accused the US and South Korea of escalating tensions by conducting military drills. North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Read More »

Many injured in clashes as Israel closes al-Aqsa Mosque

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His comments, which Israel has not yet responded to, came after clashes broke out between Israeli police and Palestinian worshippers at a contested Jerusalem shrine after the site reopened following a Muslim prayer boycott. Muslims had refused to enter the compound and prayed in the streets outside after Israel installed the new security measures . The Palestinian Red Crescent said over 100 Palestinians were hurt, including some by rubber bullets and beatings. Read More »

AS US eyes Russia, North Korea rift widens

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Security Council resolutions ", the foreign ministers said . Following the foreign ministers meeting is Monday's annual ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), which gathers 27 foreign ministers - including those of Russia, Japan, South Korea, the United States, China and North Korea - to discuss Asian security issues. Read More »

Gujarat Congress MLAs stand united, meet Karnataka Governor

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Besides its own 44 MLAs, the party also claims to have support of two NCP MLAs, and one MLA each from JD (U) and BJP , and believes that it has the numbers to ensure Patel's win. On joining Mr Shivakumar near the Mahatma statue, Mr Gohil said, "We have been subjected to threats and pressures, but we will not succumb". Meanwhile Congress made arrangements at a resort near Anand, the stronghold of GPCC President Bharatsinh Solanki, for its MLAs who are set to return from Bengaluru after a ... Read More »

China urges N Korea to halt nuclear tests as global pressure mounts

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However, as with most UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea , implementation will likely continue to be a challenge, with member states falling behind on notification requirements. Meanwhile, a welcome boost came from China on Sunday, the North's economic lifeline, as Beijing called on its neighbor to halt its missile and nuclear tests. Read More »

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on N. Korea

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Nikki Haley said the new sanctions increased the penalty for North Korea's ballistic missile activity to a whole new level. Secretary Tillerson is in Manila , where he will participate in #ASEAN2017 and discuss #DPRK , regional security. Read More »

Florida sinkhole that destroyed two homes widens

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Contractors have been working to clean debris from the sinkhole, which has grown as wide as 260 feet, since Saturday morning. A third home that's close to the sinkhole is at risk of being condemned. "Speed is not of the essence here". The Pasco County Commission awarded a $640,000 contract last week to clear debris from the sinkhole. Officials are also still waiting on results from the Department of Health after testing area wells for contamination. Read More »

Toyota to take 5% stake in Mazda; to build joint plant

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Shares in Mazda, which has no U.S. plant, soared more than five percent in Tokyo trade early Friday while Toyota was marginally lower. The companies expect the plant to begin operations by 2021. Mazda, which makes the Miata roadster, will acquire 50 billion yen worth of Toyota shares, the equivalent of a 0.25 percent stake. Bloomberg News reported the two were considering a deal to have cross-shareholdings and build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the United States. Read More »

624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria

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The airstrikes targeted several residential areas in Raqqa overnight, leaving many people wounded and destroying their houses, Xinhua quoted media reports. - Three civilians were killed and one injured during a strike on an ISIS vehicle near Raqqa, Syria, on November 14, 2015. - One civilian was injured during a strike on an ISIS headquarters near Tabqa, Syria, on May 8. Read More »

How to safely and profitably bet the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers

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It all appeared headed in a much different direction when Michael Conforto hit the second pitch from Rich Hill into the right-centerfield bullpen, and Wilmer Flores and Curtis Granderson added homers later in the first inning. When this stretch started on June 7th the Dodgers were two games back in the National League West. Wood said he felt a little exhausted after beating Atlanta on Thursday night. Read More »

Three teen 'prolific offenders' dead after crash involving stolen vehicle in Florida

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The Ford continued speeding on Tampa Road and "most likely ran the red light" at Tampa and US 19 where it was reported to have hit a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by Melendez that was headed north on 19. "One of these deceased kids that is sitting in that auto across the street still has gloves on his hands from doing the vehicle burglaries", said Gualtieri during a news conference. Read More »

Cheong Wa Dae welcomes unanimous passage of N. Korea sanctions resolution

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Sanctions have already been in place since 2006 over the country's weapons programmes. "This time, it took only about a month for China to agree to a new sanctions resolution", the official said . Not only have there been loopholes in the past that traders and businesses have exploited, but implementation and enforcement of sanctions have been spotty. Read More »

'Its Not A Fishing Expedition,' Rosenstein Defends Russia Probe

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He added,"Many of our investigations involve the use of a grand jury". "It's an appropriate way to gather documents, sometimes to bring witnesses in, to make sure that you get their full testimony", Rosenstein said. All of the people spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the continuing probe. Conway says Trump believes the Russian Federation investigation is a "complete false and fabricated lie". Read More »

Amber Alert discontinued after Oklahoma child found in Texas

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Springfield and Schivers were supposed to hand Bracie over to authorities Friday at an address associated with Springfield, but authorities believe the suspects had no intention of actually doing so. The suspects are believed to be driving a 2011 white Chevrolet pickup with Oklahoma tag BQQ-657. Authorities said both Springfield and Schivers are known to be heavy substance users. Read More »

United Nations bans key N.Korea exports over missile tests

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Beijing is also furious about the deployment of a US-funded missile defence system in South Korea and wants it to be scrapped. It condemns the launches "in the strongest terms" and reiterates previous calls for North Korea to suspend all ballistic missile launches and abandon its nuclear weapons and nuclear program "in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner". Read More »

Brno MotoGP: Marquez tops wet warm-up by a second

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When I re-joined the race, honestly it was still too damp in some parts and I almost crashed during the first lap out. Marquez was the first to do so, a strategy that paid off for him and secured his second straight victory. Abraham dropped down to 13th, one ahead of Jack Miller while Lorenzo, whose second bike wasn't ready when he came in, ended in 15th. It took until lap five for Rossi and Dovizioso to change bikes and go to slicks, while Zarco stayed out one lap longer, despite ... Read More »

China realises North Korea is becoming greater threat

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For the third year in a row, China has accounted for more than 90 percent of North Korea's global trade. Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 allows the president to unilaterally impose tariffs or othertrade restrictions to protect USA industries from "unfair trade practices" of foreign countries, such as trade agreement violations, or "discriminatory" actions that burden US commerce. Read More »

'Shameful' or 'important'? Controversial Diana doc airs in Britain

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Recalling the walk with William, his father, Prince Philip and uncle, Charles Spencer, behind her casket, his tone hardened as he said, "I don't think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances". The former monarchist accuses Clarence House, Charles and Camilla's London residence, of encouraging public enthusiasm for their relationship through a campaign painting Diana as "inadequate, unsuitable and unworthy". Read More »

Huang Jing resigns as independent director of Keppel Land

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Dr Huang had also provided "privileged information" about the foreign country to prominent Singaporeans, with the aim of creating positive opinions of that country, MHA said. Prof Huang was director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation and Lee Foundation Professor on US-China relations at LKYSPP, which is part of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Read More »

Trump touts new United Nations action on North Korea

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The UN Security Council on Saturday tightened sanctions on North Korea , unanimously voting through a US-drafted resolution that could slash the Asian state's export revenue by a third. "This is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation", US Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said. Read More »

Tropical Storm forecast to develop in the Caribbean

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As of the first advisory on this storm system, landfall is forecast by early Tuesday morning south of Cancun, Mexico as a tropical storm force system. "It should be noted that the system could become a hurricane between 72 and 96 hours, i.e. prior to reaching the Gulf coast of Mexico", Pasch wrote in a 4 p.m. Read More »

Taliban, Daesh kill 50 civilians in northern Afghanistan

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Spokesman for the province, Zabihullah Amani, said the culprits were a mix of Taliban and ISIS militants. Seven members of the Afghan security forces were also killed as well as a number of insurgents. A senior government official in the capital, Kabul , told Reuters that security forces, including Afghan Air Force attack aircraft, were being sent to the scene. Read More »

Alexander Zverev wins 4th ATP title of year at Citi Open

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Zverev didn't lose a set after the opening match of his tournament against Australian Jordan Thompson and grew stronger as the event went on, having little trouble with the hot and humid conditions in Washington or the late nights brought on by rain delays. Read More »

RELEASED: Report shows the cause of the fatal OH ride

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KMG says the Fireball ride that malfunctioned in OH was 18 years old. In a letter posted on their Facebook page , KMG says that "It was determined that excessive corrosion on the interior of the gondola support beam dangerously reduced the beam's wall thickness over the years". Read More »