• SMU Students Outraged That 9/11 Memorial Flags Must Be Moved
SMU Students Outraged That 9/11 Memorial Flags Must Be Moved

The letter also highlights UC Berkeley, Middlebury and Evergreen College, which "have effectively shut down free speech on their campuses". It has proven to be a fundamental prerequisite to democracy and freedom throughout history. The group's requests for displays have been approved in previous years, and SMU as a community has held 9/11 memorial ...

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  • SC rejects Congress plea, Gujarat RS polls to be held with NOTA
SC rejects Congress plea, Gujarat RS polls to be held with NOTA

The apex court has, however, agreed to examine the constitutional agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the August 1 notification of the Election Commission allowing the NOTA option. According to the Congress, NOTA could only be introduced in Rajya Sabha elections if a constitutional amendment was passed. It said the All India Cong...

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  • Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh rock ramp show in Manish Malhotra's designed outfits
Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh rock ramp show in Manish Malhotra's designed outfits

They uploaded pictures on Instagram as picture stories in which Ranveer Singh is being his usual annoying and yet, amusing self and Alia Bhatt and designer Manish Malhotra seem really fed up of him. In a caption to the picture, the fashion designer said: "My awesome young talented cool muses". Bollywood celebrities who attended Manish Malhotra's ...

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  • Cigarette, spit sparked brutal beating on DART train
Cigarette, spit sparked brutal beating on DART train

Jones said he would like to see increased security, but he has no regrets. One of the attackers pulls out a skateboard at one point, smacking Jones with the board. 'To me, they saw enough to be, to stop that moment and say, "We're not going nowhere until police coming,"' he said. Sunday's attack happened a half hour before service ends and DART h...

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  • United States to Exempt Journalists, Aid Workers from North Korea Travel Ban
United States to Exempt Journalists, Aid Workers from North Korea Travel Ban

The US is weighing all options, including working with China , to prevent the reclusive North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. What's been said before: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said in May that war on the Korean Peninsula would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale".

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  • 5 die in house fire in eastern India
5 die in house fire in eastern India

The deceased were identified as Satpal's younger son Gagan Pal Singh (40), daughter-in-law Bhavana Singh (38), granddaughter Sohabi Singh (15), grandson Rubir Singh (8), and house maid Khusi Das (15). The condition of another male family member, who too suffered burn injuries, was stable, the hospital sources said. Even the stairs had wooden pane...

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  • Police officer killed as Al-Shabaab raids camp in Kenya's border
Police officer killed as Al-Shabaab raids camp in Kenya's border

Al-Shabaab militants had promised to carry out attacks in Kenya during the election period to disrupt the process. Police officers who fought back managed to kill one of the insurgents during a heavy exchange of fire that saw a dozen officers escape unhurt.

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  • Russian Federation may impose counter-measures on USA after new sanctions - foreign ministry
Russian Federation may impose counter-measures on USA after new sanctions - foreign ministry

In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Sunday that the USA diplomatic mission in Russia would have to dramatically cut its staff. The White House said Trump intends to sign off on the legislation, despite complaining earlier it would cut off the president's leeway to seek a broader diplomatic rapprochement.

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  • IT raids continue on Karnataka minister's houses in Delhi
IT raids continue on Karnataka minister's houses in Delhi

Shivakumar has been hosting 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs at a resort near Bengaluru since Saturday, allegedly to prevent the BJP from "poaching" on them ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat. "What is happening in this country?" When asked about the MLAs' return from Bengaluru , he said, "they will certainly return to celebrate R...

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  • Iran's Rouhani vows to end isolation as he starts second term
Iran's Rouhani vows to end isolation as he starts second term

In a ceremony held in northern Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei formally affirmed the popular electoral victory of Rouhani, who won over 23 million votes, or 57 percent. The Supreme Leader also praised the election of Rouhani as a symbol of the strength of Iranian democracy. "We will never accept isolation", he said, saying that Iran has paid the pri...

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  • Al Gore: US Has 'Excellent Chance' to Meet Climate Goals Despite Trump
Al Gore: US Has 'Excellent Chance' to Meet Climate Goals Despite Trump

Gore said some people in Trump's inner circle "definitely" wanted Trump to maintain the US' position in the Paris agreement. Trump's controversial decision to pull out of the agreement made the U.S.an outlier among the world's nations, almost all of which support the climate change accord, pledging to lower their countries' greenhouse gas emiss...

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  • Congress slams tax raids on Karnataka minister
Congress slams tax raids on Karnataka minister

The Congress party on Thursday said that the raids by the Income Tax department against Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar are a big setback to democracy. Ramesh in a statement here. Sources said that Shivakumar and his family were under scanner of the I-T department. The Congress flew 44 of its lawmakers to Bengaluru ahead of Aug 8 Raj...

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  • You've Caught Me, Mubarak,' A Terrorist's Last Call With Officer
You've Caught Me, Mubarak,' A Terrorist's Last Call With Officer

Security forces received inputs that during the last few days he was frequenting the houses of his wife Rukaiya and girlfriend Shazia. In the telephonic conversation between Dujana and the officer, Dujana asks the officer, "how are you".

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  • US Begins Drawdown From Russian Embassy Properties
US Begins Drawdown From Russian Embassy Properties

The White House has said U.S. President Donald Trump would sign those sanctions into law. The new round of USA sanctions against Moscow has "no immediate implications" for Russia's sovereign credit ratings, S&P Global Ratings said on Thursday.

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  • Woman who encouraged boyfriend to kill himself faces 20 years in prison
Woman who encouraged boyfriend to kill himself faces 20 years in prison

A MA woman who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself, could face up to 20 years in prison at her sentencing Thursday. The case sparked debate among legal specialists, who noted there is nothing under MA law that forbids someone from encouraging someone else to commit suicide.

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  • Trump raises questions about healthcare actions on insurers
Trump raises questions about healthcare actions on insurers

Paul said he told Trump he thought he had the authority to create associations that would allow organizations - such as the AARP that represents retirees, or the U.S. For example, 77 percent said they were in favour of expanding Medicaid to low-income families, and 43 percent said they favoured requiring U.S. residents to own health insur...

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  • What White House Chief of Staff John Kelly needs most from Trump
What White House Chief of Staff John Kelly needs most from Trump

The influence of Ivanka Trump is in doubt; her lobbying did not stop her father exiting the Paris climate accord. He has put in place a team - from Kelly to Scaramucci and on down - that is much more likely to affirm and amplify his gut instincts to "let Trump be Trump" than to block them.

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  • Donald Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill, Moscow calls it 'trade war'
Donald Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill, Moscow calls it 'trade war'

It comes amid increasing tension between the USA and Russia, dating back to the last days of the Barack Obama administration, when the then President ordered the seizure of two Russian compounds in NY and Maryland in response to alleged election meddling by Moscow.

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  • The Italian Parliament has Authorized a Naval Mission in Libyan Waters
The Italian Parliament has Authorized a Naval Mission in Libyan Waters

The Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that 95,215 people had reached Italy so far in 2017, down 2.7 percent from the same period in 2016. Italy said that the mission is based on a request by the UN-backed government in Tripoli. Migrants picked up in Libyan coastal waters - and not global waters - can be legally returned to Libya , but aid ...

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  • Aus bank accused of breaking money-laundering laws
Aus bank accused of breaking money-laundering laws

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre filed civil charges against what is known as Australia's biggest bank on Thursday, and are seeking damages for a total of 53,751 contraventions. In May and June 2016, more than $1bn per month was deposited in cash via the bank's IDMs. "Non-reporting and late reporting [of suspicious transacti...

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