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Independence Day 2017: Virat Kohli and Co. unfurled the tricolour at Kandy

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The entire Indian cricket team was present during the ceremony, as the Men in Blue took some time off from cricket after a successful series. "I want to wish you all a very happy independence day ". Indian skipper Virat Kohli also wished countrymen on the special day with a video message and captioned it on Twitter as: "Wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day". Read More »

"'Toilet Ek Prem Katha" Cured Box-office Constipation - Twinkle Khanna

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The film, upon its release on Friday, got lukewarm response from critics.Akshay will next be seen in Padman , directed by R Balki and Bhumi will be seen in Shubh Mangal Savdhan, directed by RS Prasanna. on Sunday. Akshay Kumar should be credited with the fact that he didn't leave a single stone unturned in promoting Toilet Ek Prem Katha . The reports also states that film's business is expected to cross Rs 90 crore at the end of Week 1. Read More »

Liberia Expresses Solidarity With Sierra Leone After Mudslide Kills Hundreds

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The UN said its teams in Sierra Leone had mobilised and were supporting rescue efforts. "A river of mud came out of nowhere and swallowed entire communities, just wiped them away". Crowds of people gathered, waiting for news of missing family members. She is now searching for her baby and has not seen her husband since the disaster. Read More »

Iran's foreign minister: Trump trying to 'kill' nuclear deal

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In early August, Trump signed into law new sanctions on Iran , Russia, and North Korea that were passed by the US Congress. The seven-party agreement curbing Iran's nuclear program led to increased Iranian oil sales and investor interest in Iran, and was heralded as a basis for talks on easing clashes over Mideast flashpoints where Iran and Sunni powers allied to the US are on opposite sides. Read More »

MLAs, six MPs attend Dhinakaran's rally in Melur

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One faction is led by Panneerselvam, who rebelled against the leadership of Sasikala. Last week, the ruling "EPS group" said his appointment as party deputy general secretary was "not acceptable". Following Jayalalithaa's death in December 2016, the AIADMK had split into different factions. "On February 23, when I was elected, I told the media that we are ready for any kind of probe". Read More »

CIO chief leaves Trump's manufacturing council

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The aftermath of the violence at a neo-Nazi and white nationalist rally represents the latest break between Trump, who sold himself as a businessman president, and leaders of corporate America. "We choose love & unity", CEO Kevin Plank , who also left the council, said in a tweet from the company's Twitter account. Tesla founder Elon Musk left the manufacturing council and another presidential advisory group in June, citing his disagreement with Trump's decision to withdraw the US ... Read More »

Top US military officer notes 'difficult issues' with China

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Joint Chiefs of Staff, reportedly told Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army during a visit to Beijing. Fang said the visit could help increase mutual trust. At the Pentagon on Tuesday, when asked about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's earlier threat to fire a missile near the USA territory of Guam, Mattis told reporters, "here in the Pentagon, we're part of the sentinel for our nation and we stand ready to defend our nation". Read More »

Under Armour CEO Steps Down From Trump's Manufacturing Council

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Former Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] CEO Travis Kalanick quit the business advisory council in February amid pressure from activists and employees who opposed the administration's immigration policies. William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said he could not "think of a parallel example" of any president responding as viciously as Mr Trump to a CEO departing an advisory council. Read More »

Kim has praised a plan for 'enveloping fire at Guam'

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Mr Calvo said Mr Trump was being unfairly criticised over his handling of the North Korea crisis, which escalated when Pyongyang announced plans to launch missiles towards Guam in a "crucial warning". Trump has urged China to apply more pressure on North Korea . And so what we can no longer do is afford to procrastinate. Abe says: "I will do everything, to the best of my ability, to protect the safety and property of the Japanese people". Read More »

Gilas vs Korea: No quarter asked, given

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The game set at 11:30 p.m. (Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in the Lebanese capital of Beirut and the Filipinos would like nothing less than a repeat of the 2013 triumph in the Final Four of this event in Manila to happen again. Read More »

President Trump Extends Insurer Deadline for Obamacare Market

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But reports this year suggest insurance profits are up and markets are stabilizing. Trump has said for months he is considering cutting off the cost-sharing reduction payments, which reimburse insurers for lowering out-of-pocket costs for customers, in order to increase pressure on lawmakers to repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More »

North Korea will wait 'a little more' before acting on Guam threat

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The US is ready along with its allies to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic and military measures to stop the North Korean nuclear menace, President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron today. During a news conference Friday , Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said that despite the fiery rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang, the island is "safe and sound", the Pacific Daily News reported . Read More »

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) Shares Gap Up After Analyst Upgrade

Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 21,872 shares in the company, valued at $436,127.68. Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The company's stock has a normal trading capacity of 18.96M shares while the relative volume is 1.09. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.55 Billion and $1.49 Billion, respectively. Read More »

Activists using social media trying to shame white supremacists

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He went on to say he thinks that if these people are so proud of their hateful beliefs, then others should know who they are. "The project has been covered by news outlets such as CNN , the BBC, and Der Spiegel, and I've even published an op-ed in the UK Independent", the user adds. Read More »

Elmira Jewish community center reacts to unrest

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In the aftermath of the violent and deadly events in Charlottesville this past weekend, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation allowing prosecutors to increase penalties against those who make bomb threats against community centers. Read More »

Manchester Arena terror attack

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The swift transfer of donations to the victims by the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund contrasts starkly with the management of a similar amount of money collected for the victims of Grenfell Tower fire in London who were left homeless as well as bereaved. Read More »

Jets Pound Iraq's ISIS-Held Tal Afar ahead of Ground Assault

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The area around Tal Afar is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after Mosul was re-taken by Iraqi forces in July . Iraqi warplanes carried out air strikes Tuesday against Daesh group positions in Tal Afar in preparation for a ground assault to retake the town near the Syrian border, the military said. Read More »

Trump campaign aide sought Russian Federation meeting

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Despite reservations from top campaign officials, Papadopoulos, a self-described energy consultant, sent at least six requests between March and September for Trump , as he turned from primary candidate to party nominee, or for members of his team to meet with Russian officials. Read More »

Israel arrests radical Islamic cleric for inciting violence

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In 1996, Salah was elected leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, known for holding daily protests at East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque - Islam's third holiest site - against perceived threats to the iconic mosque by the Israeli authorities. Read More »

Deutsche Bank AG (DB) Rating Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub

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J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a neutral rating on shares of Deutsche Bank AG in a research report on Monday, May 29th. Baader Bank set a €36.00 ($42.35) price target on Deutsche Wohnen AG and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, May 20th. Read More »

Woman survived a month in the wilderness eating berries and wild mushrooms

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She'd originally run into the nearby woods after two men she was with burglarized a hunting camp on July 17 - she did not know about or want to be a part of the burglary. "A woman saw "something moving in the bushes" as she was driving along the highway, and turned around", Sheriff Raymond Rodgers told WFSA . A massive search had been underway for Theris, and teams, equipped with dogs, covered a lot of ground looking for her, but couldn't get through all of the dense woods. Read More »

London's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

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Big Ben will fall silent after sounding at noon on 21 August. The clock's mechanical mechanism has never been properly serviced and will be taken apart for the first time , he said. In addition, it is vital for workers to be able to communicate with one another on site, or to raise an alarm should the necessity arise. There's hardly a health and safety argument in replacing a bell. Read More »

Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning Insurance Coverage For Abortion

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Governor Greg Abbott said the measure known as House Bill 214 would protect abortion opponents from subsidizing the procedure. The new law - which was passed during a highly publicized special session in which legislators took up several anti-abortion bills - will not necessarily overhaul how many women in the state go about paying for abortion services. Read More »

North korea: the United States is always ready to a possible dialogue

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If "they persist in their irresponsible actions and risky in the Korean peninsula", the North Korea will take measures "such as already-announced", he however added. Guam and the USA air and naval forces that are based there have been under alert since it was named by North Korea as a potential demonstration target, with the regime threatening to fire missiles into the sea near the island that's home to some 160,000 people. Read More »

Daesh biggest threat to religious freedom

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a speech on Tuesday that the United States calls on the government of Saudi Arabia to enable greater religious freedoms of all citizens. He noted that many who have fled would prefer to return to their homes than move overseas. The report noted some improvements, including a change in law in Vietnam to speed recognition of religious minorities and efforts by Oman and the United Arab Emirates to allow the construction of churches. Read More »

Round 2? September Rally Planned in Virginia

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Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia after similar demonstrations in Charlottesville ended with counter-protesters being killed and injured. According to an online post dated August 7 on a blog listed as being for The Virginia Flaggers, a group called Save Southern Heritage has obtained a permit from Capitol Police to rally at the Lee Monument on September 16. Read More »

Hong Kong police arrest activist over abduction claim

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Lam said that on Thursday, unknown Mandarin-speaking men abducted him from a busy street in Cantonese-speaking Hong Kong and rendered him unconscious. At a press conference on Friday, Lam claimed that when he woke up after being abducted, he was dressed only in his underwear, with a blindfold over his eyes and his limbs tied down, inside of a room with four or five people who began to torture him by punching staples into his legs. Read More »

President Trump retweets far-right alumnus

Trump retweeted to his almost 36 million followers a post by Jack Posobiec on Monday night that linked to a news article about violence in Chicago. Posobiec's tweet linked to a story from the Chicago ABC affiliate and read, "Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths". Read More »

A Drone Unintentionally Landed on Britain's Largest Warship and No One Noticed

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The man asked not to be named. At 65,000 tonnes, the carrier is the largest warship ever to be built in Britain and will be the latest in a long line of famous Royal Navy ships to call the port home. "This was a bit of tomfoolery, but it could have been something bad, not just for the ship and its crew but for the people of Invergordon", the photographer added. Read More »

Nuclear war with N. Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief

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Trump's words only incited further hostility from North, including a threat to launch missiles at the strategic American island of Guam in the mid-Pacific. "If China wishes to play a more active role in securing regional peace and stability - from which all of us, especially China, derive such great benefit - it must make the decision to exercise its decisive diplomatic and economic leverage over North Korea", the U.S. Read More »