• JD(S) to vote for Meera Kumar in Presidential elections
JD(S) to vote for Meera Kumar in Presidential elections

The presidential elections will be held on July 17. Many of the Opposition parties including the Janata Dal (Secular), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Communist Party of India and CPI (Marxist) are backing Kumar. BJP president Amit Shah had announced the name of Kovind as NDA's consensus candidate for the post of Indian President. Ahead of ...

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  • Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on U.S. health-care bill
Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on U.S. health-care bill

The plan would scale back aid to the poor and kill a tax on the wealthy. The draft bill is expected to be subject to negotiations over the coming days, and Senate majority whip John Cornyn told reporters on Thursday that McConnell could file the final bill "as late as Tuesday" and that "it would encompass additional conversations and id...

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  • Crews fighting out-of-control wildfire near 100 Mile House, BC
Crews fighting out-of-control wildfire near 100 Mile House, BC

The BC Wildfire Service website states both fires are not interface; which means no homes or buildings are threatened. BC Wildfire Service says a containment line has been established around an out-of-control wildfire near 100 Mile House.

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  • North Korea says it is 'biggest victim' in death of American student
North Korea says it is 'biggest victim' in death of American student

President Trump said on Monday North Korea's authorities were responsible for the student's death, stressing that his administration planned to prevent any new such incidents. "When I was organizing the trip, and I meet with the delegates here, I addressed Otto Warmbier and I said to them we would need some type of good faith if we are ever go...

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  • S. Korea president invites N. Korea to 2018 Winter Olympics
S. Korea president invites N. Korea to 2018 Winter Olympics

While the Blue House said that the Hyunmoo 2 missile that was successfully test launched was a key weapon in the "kill chain", created to counter North Korean nuclear weapon and missile attacks, military analysts believe that the missile's range and accuracy make it an offensive weapon that could be used in a precision strike against the North Ko...

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  • Nitish set to flex muscles to be UPA's PM Candidate
Nitish set to flex muscles to be UPA's PM Candidate

Later in the evening, Kumar visited Prasad's residence to attend an Iftar party where he was warmly greeted by the host and Deputy Chief Minister Tejawsi Yadav. "We are not personally against NDA's presidential candidate". Though the decision to field Meira Kumar was taken unanimously, the name of former union home minister Sushil Kumar Shind...

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  • Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153
Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153

The tanker was heading towards Lahore and was coming from the southern port town of Karachi in Sindh province, news agency Associated Press reported. Saznoor Ahmad, 30, whose two cousins were killed in the fire, said the crowd of people screamed as the flames engulfed them. The disaster came on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, wh...

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  • First Day of Eid Al Fitr in 2017 Announced
First Day of Eid Al Fitr in 2017 Announced

He added that "the astronomical calculations based on followed criteria suggest that Sunday is first day of Eid Al-Fitr". Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has received a cable of greetings on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr from Speaker of the Advisory (Shura) Council H E Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khulaifi.

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  • Rep. Jackie Speier Disputes Jeh Johnson on DNC, Russia
Rep. Jackie Speier Disputes Jeh Johnson on DNC, Russia

Rep. Jackie Speier on Wednesday disputed former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's contention that the Democratic National Committee declined his agency's help after its computers were hacked by Russian Federation during last year's election.

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  • Chuck Schumer trolls Trump's awkward Cabinet meeting on Twitter
Chuck Schumer trolls Trump's awkward Cabinet meeting on Twitter

The first meeting of Trump's full Cabinet evolved into a rare tribute session as everyone around the table hailed Trump and his administration , with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus calling it a blessing to serve on his staff.

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  • Qatar Receives List Of Demands It Must Meet To End Sanctions
Qatar Receives List Of Demands It Must Meet To End Sanctions

Both Turkey and Iran have increased their food supplies to Qatar , since Saudi Arabia began the blockade. "There is a sense in the Turkish leadership that they are aiming at Qatar but really are trying to target us", Asli Aydintasbas, a Turkey specialist at the European Council on Foreign Relations, was quoted as saying by The Wall Street Journa...

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  • Real Madrid star to remain at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid star to remain at the Bernabeu

The prosecutor recommends a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost €800,000 ($890,000). The announcement comes just a week after Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo had a lawsuit filed against him for allegedly defrauding Spanish authorities of €14.7 million in unpaid taxes between 2011 and 2014.

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  • All Blacks foiled 'Warrenball' but Lions will adjust - Hansen
All Blacks foiled 'Warrenball' but Lions will adjust - Hansen

Rieko Ioane immediately scored in the corner, sealing the All Blacks' victory with a quarter of the match to play. All Blacks boss Steve Hansen insisted New Zealand knew everything the Lions could throw at them before the tourists had even arrived in the country.

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  • Critics: Senate bill's cuts to Medicaid would harm Florida
Critics: Senate bill's cuts to Medicaid would harm Florida

The bill's rolling back of Medicaid expansion was key point of contention for Heller and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. On Twitter , Kennedy said: "I'll be reading through the Senate health care bill this weekend". McConnell (R-Ky.) can not pass the bill if he loses more than two Republican votes. If coverage losses from the Senate bill matched...

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  • Rath Yatra 2017: Devotees across India celebrate chariot festival
Rath Yatra 2017: Devotees across India celebrate chariot festival

Rath Yatra (chariot festival) is the celebration marking the annual journey of the three deities from the 12th century Jagannath temple in the chariots to the temple of Devi Gundicha, their aunt. The procession will also see unprecedented security cover to avoid any untoward incident as the roughly 1.5 kilometre long procession passes through some ...

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  • NASA releases Kepler survey catalog with 10 new earth-like planets
NASA releases Kepler survey catalog with 10 new earth-like planets

Speaking about the telescope's achievement, Mario Perez, Kepler programme scientist in the Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said that the Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near Earth-analogues - planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth.

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  • Lions wonder-try is mere consolation as All Blacks dominate opening Test
Lions wonder-try is mere consolation as All Blacks dominate opening Test

Had Ben Teo shifted the ball to a two-on-one at the end of the first raid, the Lions may have had their noses in front. Four minutes later, the All Blacks crossed for the opening try , taking a quick tap penalty near the line with hooker Codie Taylor crossing and Barrett adding the extras.

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  • ITBP jawans celebrate International Yoga Day in
ITBP jawans celebrate International Yoga Day in

The third International Day of Yoga - June 21- is celebrated in Azerbaijan with a series of public yoga sessions and other events in many cities, including Baku, Sumgait, Ganja and Gobustan. The Prime Minister described yoga as a free life insurance, which everyone can avail to better their health. "I request people to make yoga a part of their l...

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  • Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon
Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon

And as he sits on the cusp of becoming the first outfield player to appear 100 times for the Caltex Socceroos , one of Australia's most iconic sportsmen has revealed the secret to his longevity. " Chile are a very good side, but they have weaknesses too". "I feel rejuvenated around this group of players ..." I honestly do treat every camp l...

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  • Dennis Rodman: 'People don't see … the good side' of North Korea
Dennis Rodman: 'People don't see … the good side' of North Korea

Pyongyang has denied allegations of torturing United States student Otto Warmbier , who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year and died days after returning home, the Foreign Ministry's official spokesman said , according to the Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ).

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