• Rahul Gandhi visits flood hit Lakhimpur district in Assam
Rahul Gandhi visits flood hit Lakhimpur district in Assam

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit the flood-hit areas of Gujarat on August 4. The overflowing river had broken an embankment and caused large-scale destruction of human habitation and farmlands here. "For the Ganga Rejuvenation Project, the NDA government has allocated Rs 20,000 crore package but for entire northeastern state...

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  • Philippines president calls North Korea leader a fool
Philippines president calls North Korea leader a fool

But he sought to reassure the isolated authoritarian regime that it does not need a nuclear arsenal to defend itself from a United States attack. A US passport will only get you into North Korea for the rest of August, the State Department announced Wednesday.

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  • Man Left Dangling From Bungee Jump for 40 Minutes After Ride Malfunctioned
Man Left Dangling From Bungee Jump for 40 Minutes After Ride Malfunctioned

Initial reports stated that one person was hanging from the ride around 8 p.m. Firefighters were called to the Ventura County Fair in California on Wednesday night (2 August) to rescue the man, along with two other people also stranded on the ride.

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  • White House chief of staff called Comey after firing to express outrage
White House chief of staff called Comey after firing to express outrage

In short order, Priebus was pushed aside and replaced by Kelly, whose arrival led in turn to Scaramucci's departure. Scaramucci's allies floated the idea of Scaramucci returning to his chief strategy officer post at the Export-Import Bank, Sanders said he "does not have a role at this time" with the Trump administration.

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  • Majority of Harvard's Incoming Class is Nonwhite
Majority of Harvard's Incoming Class is Nonwhite

However, the U.S. Department of Justice stated that The New York Time's report was false. The DOJ says the document had only to do with the Harvard investigation, not a sweeping review of affirmative action . "You can call it "affirmative action" or you can celebrate 'diversity" or you can set goals for 'under-represented minorities, ' but whe...

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  • Israel Police Tells Court: Netanyahu Suspected of Bribery and Fraud
Israel Police Tells Court: Netanyahu Suspected of Bribery and Fraud

The gag order was granted and is effective until September 17. The move comes just days after Hebrew media reported that Netanyahu's former chief of staff, Ari Harow, was expected to turn state's witness in the ongoing corruption probe. One of the cases is based on suspicions that the premier unlawfully received gifts from wealthy supporters, inc...

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  • Stop everything and read the leaked Trump transcripts now
Stop everything and read the leaked Trump transcripts now

After the two leaders argued about the USA taking in some refugees that try to reach Australia, Mr Trump told Mr Turnbull: "I think it is a frightful deal, a disgusting deal that I would have never made". The Washington Post published texts of sometimes fraught calls with Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm T...

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  • Fire engulfs Dubai's Torch Tower, one of the world's tallest residential buildings
Fire engulfs Dubai's Torch Tower, one of the world's tallest residential buildings

Shocked witnessed have taken to social media to express their horror over the fire, in what was once the tallest residential building in the world. Firefighters are now trying to battle the blaze in the city's marina district. Hope everyone gets out OK'. Cara Spillane added: 'Terrifying to see Torch Tower, in the area I live in on fire now. I...

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  • Pence Says US Won't Hold Talks With North Korea
Pence Says US Won't Hold Talks With North Korea

Thornton said such talks could be possible in the future if North Korea indicates a willingness to enter into serious discussions about its denuclearization. "We've had the US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue here in Washington DC recently that discussed the full gamut of trade and investment and economic issues, and that discussion is con...

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  • You Are Worse Than I Am
You Are Worse Than I Am

According to transcripts of Mr Trump's call with Malcolm Turnbull obtained by The Washington Post , Mr Trump initially praised Australia for refusing to allow people arriving on boats to reach its shores. When Mr Trump claimed the agreement would in fact force the U.S. to accept 2000 refugees, Mr Turnbull responded: "With great respect, ...

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  • Full Power Expected On Hatteras And Ocracoke Islands Soon
Full Power Expected On Hatteras And Ocracoke Islands Soon

In a Facebook post that began with "FINAL Update!" Thursday morning CHEC said that it would only be about 1-2 days before power is fully restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Crews worked through the week to excavate the two damaged power cables and erect a new overhead line to restore power to the islands. Once tests are complete, CHEC ...

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  • What's Next For Congress: Tax Reform, Debt Ceiling Debate
What's Next For Congress: Tax Reform, Debt Ceiling Debate

Without public hearings or open debate or any Democratic input, the Republican House and Senate were concerned only with providing fat tax cuts to their rich patrons, and fulfilling a seven-year pledge to their rabid base. "We've tackled tough issues together before!" And emboldened Democrats Tuesday made clear their demands that any effort to re...

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  • Cyber researcher arrested on charges related to Kronos malware: filing
Cyber researcher arrested on charges related to Kronos malware: filing

Hutchins was 22 when he was hailed a hero last May after he found a "kill-switch" that slowed the effects of the ransomware virus. It is not clear why Hutchins has been arrested or if he will face charges in the US. He stopped the attack nearly by happenstance: he registered as the owner of a website domain name contained in the ransomware's co...

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  • Separatist in talks with Pak anti-nationals: ED
Separatist in talks with Pak anti-nationals: ED

According to official sources, Shah has so far denied his role in money laundering prompting ED to dig out details of the properties owned by him and his wife. The ED arrested Shah a day after the National Investigation Agency swooped down on separatist leaders said to have funded terror in the Valley and fuelled unrest.

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  • BC wildfire smoke impacts Portland air quality, driving haze into region
BC wildfire smoke impacts Portland air quality, driving haze into region

Henry says the elderly and anyone with asthma or other breathing-related conditions are most at risk. Though the smoke is higher in the sky, it doesn't mean those with medical conditions shouldn't be careful. Information about real-time air quality readings for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities and potential health impacts can be foun...

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  • Jared Kushner's Family Has Been Subpoenaed Over Their 'Golden Visas' Investment Program
Jared Kushner's Family Has Been Subpoenaed Over Their 'Golden Visas' Investment Program

The subpoena was reportedly a document request, including a request for emails, although it isn't clear what violations are being looked at by investigators. The EB-5 programme allows wealthy foreign investors to effectively buy USA immigration visas for themselves and their families by investing at least $500,000 (£378,000) in USA development proj...

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  • Authorities to announce developments in unsolved Woolwich murder
Authorities to announce developments in unsolved Woolwich murder

Norman Long, 51, tried to use the fast-food takeout order as a way to cover his tracks June 17 - when the fully clothed body of Michelle, his wife of more than 15 years, was found in the pool of their home in Woolwich Township. Michelle, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene. Gloucester County prosecutors say she died from blunt force trauma to her ...

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  • U.S. sanctions are 'trade war' on Russia: Medvedev
U.S. sanctions are 'trade war' on Russia: Medvedev

In the second statement carrying a slightly different tone, Trump said he had signed the bill "despite its problems , " and "for the sake of national unity". "Given the statements out of the White House today, Trump detractors could view this as a bit chaotic and as further proof that the executive branch needs congressional oversight on foreign...

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  • West Virginia Governor To Join Switch Parties, Join GOP
West Virginia Governor To Join Switch Parties, Join GOP

Trump's rally is set for 7 p.m. ET in Huntington, West Virginia. Thursday marks the second time in as many weeks Trump has visited West Virginia, which he won easily in the 2016 election. "I want to extend my honest apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree", Chief S...

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  • Two 19-year-olds arrested in shootout with La Crescent police identified
Two 19-year-olds arrested in shootout with La Crescent police identified

According to the complaint, on July 31 La Crescent police stopped a auto on Highway 16 near Miller's Corner for speeding. That detail was part of the probable cause statement filed against 19-year-old William Wallraff of Kellogg, Minnesota, Wednesday morning in Houston County Court.

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