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United Nations says thousands will flee Tal Afar operation

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The US-backed coalition reportedly needs significant resupplying and repairing before carrying out the operation to take back Tal Afar. Federal Bureau of Investigation documents reveal that surveillance technology dispatched to Spain is believed to be linked to the development by the terror group of weaponised drones routed through the UK. Read More »

Sunday's Pride Parade to symbolically link past to present

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he did not intend to cancel the president's proposed state visit, adding that Ireland's relationship with the U.S. is "much greater" than any one president. "What we have most in common that we are countries that understand that diversity is our strength and our differences make us better". The two prime ministers were joined in the parade by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Bloc Quebecois leader Martine Ouellet, and a number of federal ... Read More »

U.S. embassy in Russian Federation suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas

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A Russian flag flying next to the USA embassy building in Moscow on July 31. The decision would come as a blow to Russian tourists, almost 250,000 of whom visited the US last year, according to The Associated Press. The Moscow embassy issued 136,665 non-immigrant visas in Moscow in 2016 according to official figures released by the State Department. "Operations will resume in Moscow on September 1; visa operations at the US consulates will remain suspended indefinitely", the USA embassy said ... Read More »

Lavrov: Russia Won't Follow 'Stupid' US Example After Visa Freeze

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The US embassy in Russian Federation is suspending all "nonimmigrant visa operations" in Russian Federation as of August 23. In the capital, the mission said "visa operations will resume on a greatly reduced scale". However, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson criticized the Russian decision to expel diplomats, saying that "this had created serious mistrust", and vowed that the United States would respond to Moscow's decision. Read More »

Hyd: J&K youth held for 'disrespecting' national anthem

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According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shamshabad Zone, P.V. Padmaja, the three youngsters were at the CinePolis: Mantra mall to watch the Hindi movie Bareilly Ki Barfi at 3.50 pm show. Before letting them off after securing bail, the police raided their residences in Tolichowki suspecting them of indulging in some anti-national activity. Read More »

Finland terror attack suspect named

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The attack happened in the Puutori/Market Square area of Turku just after 4pm local time, with police receiving reports of a man attacking passers-by with a knife. Police also arrested four other Moroccan men over possible links to him and issued an global arrest warrant for a sixth Moroccan, they said. The British man was stabbed repeatedly while he helped victims of the attack. Read More »

Russia's Rosneft buys Essar Oil assets for Rs 78000 crore

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The agreement comes almost a year after it was announced in October 2016 that the Kremlin-controlled Rosneft and the other firms will acquire a combined stake of 97.4% in Essar Oil. Commenting on the closing of the transaction, Rosneft CEO, Igor Sechin stated: "This day marks the beginning of a new chapter for EOL". Rosneft first confirmed it was buying a stake in the Essar refinery in July 2015. Read More »

President Trump Disbanded a Federal Panel Aimed at Fighting Climate Change

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Since the Global Change Research Act of 1990 was established, the U.S. Global Change Research Program is tasked with creating a National Climate Assessment every four years. Michael Gerrard, director of Columbia University's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, told Quartz that "I think they will meet a lot of resistance from agencies that will have to live with these facilities for decades to come", citing specifically the Navy, which has 128 military bases predicted to be totally submerged ... Read More »

Springboks thump Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener

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The Springboks not only won their opening fixture against Argentina in the Rugby Championships over the weekend, they won it convincingly. Four tries and 17 points from the boot of Elton Jantjies in Port Elizabeth made it four wins out of four for South Africa this year, a long way from their miserable end to 2016. Read More »

Secret Service Investigating Trump Assassination Comment

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She walked out and didn't take any questions after delivering her three-minute statement. Last week , a screenshot of Chappelle-Nadal's deleted Facebook comment reading, " I hope Trump is assassinated! " drew national coverage and calls for her resignation, including from Governor Eric Greitens . Read More »

One More Dies Of Swine Flu, Toll Mounts To 17

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Darjeeling district Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr Asit Biswas said, "The nursing home administration informed the district health office about suspected swine flu infected patient". Patients with symptoms of cough, sneezing should be immediately taken to Doctor for consultation, special attention should be given to pregnant women, children and patient suffering from the critical disease. Read More »

Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Purohit gets bail after 8 years

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Appealing for bail in the country's top court, Purohit on August 17 told it that he was caught in a "political crossfire" and was falsely implicated in the case. Surjewala further said that it is "strange" that the Modi government could not find any competent police officer in India to head the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that they had to give two extension to the current chief. Read More »

Spanish police intensify hunt for prime suspect of Barcelona attack

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Abouyaaqoub is reported the only surviving member of a terror cell of 12 which planned the attacks in Barcelona and the nearby town of Cambrils. However, Reuters and The Associated Press reported that a local government official told local Catalunya Radio that investigators believe "everything indicates" to 22-year-old Moroccan Younes Abouyaaquoub. Read More »

Neymar is already making Ligue 1 defenders look silly

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After seeing his team dismantled by Neymar , Toulouse boss Pascal Dupraz could only applaud the Brazilian. "It's fantastic [at the Parc des Princes], there's a great atmosphere here". However, the numerical disadvantage did not stop PSG , or Neymar , from being a threat as shortly afterwards he won the penalty which Edinson Cavani emphatically dispatched. Read More »

Trump labels Graham's remarks on Charlottesville violence a 'disgusting lie'

There in her living room on her 55-inch TV screen were the nightmares of her youth: White supremacists , Nazi sympathizers and anti-Semites marching in the streets in the name of white superiority and dominance. "I wasn't pro Trump early on but seeing MSM bias woke me up". "I think that both sides of the story aren't being told adequately here, and unfortunately people run for the hills as soon as the racism thing comes up, and they feel compelled to only tell one side of the story", ... Read More »

Donald Trump doesn't need more enemies - especially in his own party

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He also tore into fellow Republicans who have criticized his statements on race and politics, fanning the controversy toward a full-fledged national conflagration. "I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency". "History is watching us all", he added. He returned to his combative stance on Tuesday - insisting anew during an unexpected and contentious news conference at Trump Tower that "both sides" were to blame. Read More »

Summer lovin'... Hurricane Gert to make Manchester sizzle once more

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MET Éireann issued a rainfall warning for Mayo and there is a risk of spot flooding. A report on the Weather Channel said: "The tail-end of Hurricane Gert is expected to bring a swell of tropical weather to parts of the United Kingdom, with the potential for Monday to be the hottest day of the month". Read More »

Sasikala can walk in and out of jail at will?

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The video, whose authenticity could not be verified, reportedly show the AIADMK general secretary and her niece Ilavarasi entering Parappana Agrahara Central jail in civilian clothes. Roopa also alleged that some officials within her department were working against her to destroy the evidence she collected. Several male guards are seen in the footage. Read More »

5-year-old dead, 2 adults injured in UNC housing violence

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Some reports have said the incident could have involved a mother stabbing her child, but police have not confirmed the details, CBS North Carolina reported. They were taken to a hospital for treatment. "A little bit on my toes. I still can't believe it", Rutu Shah, another resident of Baity Hill, was quoted as saying by WBTV. Read More »

Newspaper: US Centcom chief stresses sustained ties with Pakistan

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Their cooperation have moved upwards after beijing announced the "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) initiative a few years ago. Leaders of the two countries have called the relationship as that of "iron brothers". "What difference can 4,000 to 5,000 additional troops make", asked another official. He, nevertheless, underlined the need for ensuring that "Pakistani soil is not used to plan or conduct terrorist attacks against its neighbours". Read More »

US prepares for once in lifetime total solar eclipse

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EDT. Although the total solar eclipse will only be seen in the path of totality -a 70-mile wide path that goes from the coast of OR to the coast of South Carolina-anyone elsewhere in the country can still view a partial solar eclipse . Read More »

Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

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The exercise, called ULCHI Freedom Guardian, is set to begin on Monday. Article 2 of the mutual defense treaty between the USA and the Republic of Korea signed at the end of the Korean War in 1953 says that "The Parties will consult together whenever ... Read More »

Dengue experts' team sent to KP

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On the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, a team of dengue experts has been sent to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). However, it was later made a decision to take help from the medical teams from Punjab to overcome the situation. Read More »

United States says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table

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Xi praised the arrangement, saying it will play a positive role in improving bilateral relations. However, he said that "what's unimaginable is allowing KJU (North Korean leader Kim Jong-un) to develop ballistic missiles with a nuclear warhead that can threaten the United States and continue to threaten the region". Read More »

Disgruntled Nisar to hold press conference today

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Nisar added that he would, however, not be leaving politics. Nisar reiterated that though difference of opinions remains, he had always said he will remain in the party but will not occupy any office. "After the 2014 airport attack, the decision to start a military operation was made". The military operation, despite reservations of some religious parties was mutual too. Read More »

Aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in flood hit South Asia

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At least 20 percent of the 28 million population is affected in what the United Nations has called the worst flood to hit the country in 15 years. In Bangladesh at least 115 people have died and some 5.7 million people have been affected by the floods, Shamim Naznin, head of the control room at the department of disaster management, told AFP. Read More »

One Nation Senator backs Hanson's burqa stunt

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Elaborating on her stunt in parliament, she said she was proving a point about the risk of security, claiming terrorists could disguise their identity with the garment. "You were not there, you wouldn't have a clue". Hanson has always been campaigning for against the burqa and this stunt comes ahead of her party's bid to have the garment banned in Australia. Read More »

North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' on US

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While there has been a concerted effort from some members of the Trump Administration to downplay the risk of an imminent nuclear war with North Korea , the possibility of such a conflict is still palpable, with White House officials openly talking about launch a "preventative war" to resolve the situation. Read More »

Iranian Parliament Reportedly Approves Majority of President's Cabinet Nominees

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His policy thrust has run up against President Donald Trump's opposition to the nuclear deal Trump has threatened to withdraw from the 2015 agreement that curbed Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, and since the start of Trump's term, the USA has applied new sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile program and its elite Revolutionary Guards. Read More »

Most Republicans Approve of Trump's Charlottesville Responses, New Poll Shows

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She noted that top US military leaders countered Trump's remarks, as did business leaders who bailed out of Trump's advisory panels. The President mourned the death of counter-protester Heather Heyer in a tweet and condemned James Alex Fields, the alleged driver of the vehicle which plowed into the crowd in Charlottesville , killing her. Read More »