• Deadly protests in India highlight despair of poor landless farmers
Deadly protests in India highlight despair of poor landless farmers

Several Indian states, including Madhya Pradesh , are adopting a model land leasing law aimed at giving tenant farmers greater access to benefits such as credit, but the move is opposed by landowners who say it jeopardises their rights. "I request everyone to come and discuss their problems with me and I will fast as well as run the government",...

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  • Big Brother eviction shock as Tom kicks out Mandy
Big Brother eviction shock as Tom kicks out Mandy

Should Big Brother scrap the Facebook Lives and send the housemates back into exile? The posh blonde hugged everyone before she left, leaving daughter Charlotte in floods of tears. "He threw poor Lotan under the bus". She cried to the Diary Room: "As much as it's like a really amusing joke that you've taken my makeup but it's s**t and I feel ...

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  • British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire
British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

There has been speculation she may seek some kind of informal arrangement with the Democratic Unionists, which won 10 seats in Northern Ireland, which could see it support the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis. Tusk said the March 2019 deadline "leaves us with no time to lose ". The former leader, Alex Salmond, lost his seat, as the Conservative Pa...

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  • Conte defends Victor Moses over FA Cup red card
Conte defends Victor Moses over FA Cup red card

He said: "I don't know my friend, finished now, so happy for the win and the FA Cup , happy for the players, now I dont know". He added: "For me the contract does not have a special meaning but, because of the debate, I should have sorted that out earlier".

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  • US urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar: Tillerson
US urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar: Tillerson

A spokesman said that, while military operations against Islamic State from Qatar had not been interrupted, the "evolving situation is hindering our ability to plan for longer-term military operations". "We call on the kingdom of Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar ", he said in ...

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  • Police Have Arrested Another Suspect in Connection With the London Bridge Attack
Police Have Arrested Another Suspect in Connection With the London Bridge Attack

Police have named Youssef Zaghba , a 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian man, Pakistan-born British national Khuram Butt , 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, as the men who carried out the attack . Redouane had not aroused any suspicions. The Islamic gym where Butt worked out said Tuesday they had seen nothing of concern during his time there.

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  • Qatar rejects 'baseless' terrorism designations by four Arab states
Qatar rejects 'baseless' terrorism designations by four Arab states

Asian football officials are monitoring the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab states, hoping to minimise the impact on global competitions being played in the Gulf region. U.S. military officials, also speaking anonymously to discuss political issues, said the Al Udeid airbase in Qatar is vital to American air support against Irani...

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  • Boris Johnson makes quick exit after count as Theresa May leadership questioned
Boris Johnson makes quick exit after count as Theresa May leadership questioned

They were later adjusted to 6/1, 7/1 and are now at 8/1. The Foreign Secretary was asked by LBC eight times if he would run to replace Theresa May if the Conservatives struggle - and refused to give a straight answer. Silver suggested further that May "survives long enough" to form a coalition, then reigns. Former chancellor George Osborne cl...

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  • British Prime Minister Vows to Carry on Despite Election Losses
British Prime Minister Vows to Carry on Despite Election Losses

With no clear victor emerging from Thursday's election, a wounded May signaled she would fight on. With polls giving the Conservatives a more than 20-point lead at the time she called the snap election, anything less than a big increase in their parliamentary seats would have been considered a failure.

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  • Qatar must stop funding terrorism
Qatar must stop funding terrorism

He added that "we have taken these steps in the interest of Qatar . and in the interest of security and stability in the region". Speaking to Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Trump advocated unity among Gulf Arabs "but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism ".

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  • Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May
Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

After Thursday's vote, May's Conservative Party still has the largest number of lawmakers, but lacks a parliamentary majority. The socially conservative, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats give the right-wing Conservatives a fragile but workable majority, which May said would allow her to negotiate a successful exit from the EU.

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  • Kinder Morgan Canada shares fall in debut amid political uncertainty in BC
Kinder Morgan Canada shares fall in debut amid political uncertainty in BC

It now has negative earnings. Most of those refineries are configured to process medium grade crudes, such as those from the Middle East, but a boom in US shale production means more light oil could also end up in Asia for blending, said John Auers, from energy consultancy Turner, Mason & Company.

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  • United Kingdom election puts Brexit talks in doubt
United Kingdom election puts Brexit talks in doubt

Later, the BBC revised its predictions to give 322 seats to the Conservatives, which may be just enough to have a "working majority", as a small number of MPs do not vote. The exit polls also mark an unexpected rise for Corbyn, who has hung on as Labour leader through several attempts from senior members of his party to oust him.

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  • PM Modi to Meet Chinese President Xi
PM Modi to Meet Chinese President Xi

In his address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the SCO leaders for ensuring India's entry into the grouping and said it will give a new momentum to the bloc in dealing with terrorism and other pressing challenges facing the region.

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  • Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'
Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) are toying with the lives of thousands of Persian Gulf residents in a dispute with Qatar , splitting up families and destroying peoples' livelihoods and education, the release reads .

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  • Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens
Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

The blasts have been ongoing as government forces and their allies have scored victories against the Islamic State group that has claimed responsibility for much of the attacks. The bomber, however, wasn't identified by the group. ISIL has carried out dozens of deadly suicide bombings targeting civilians but Iraq has been on heightened alert ...

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  • Rex Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar
Rex Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

Gargash said the four Arab states seek a "political commitment to change course" by Qatar, including ending its support for the Brotherhood and Hamas. At a news conference earlier, he called the actions by the Gulf states "a clear breach of global law". Gabriel agreed, stressing that "this is the hour of diplomacy".

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  • Trump Offers Up Tillerson to Mediate Solution to Qatar Crisis
Trump Offers Up Tillerson to Mediate Solution to Qatar Crisis

According to a Reuters report, the country relies on Gulf neighbours for 80 percent of food imports and its largest suppliers are UAE and Saudi Arabia . "No more funding", the president said. "Turkey, while a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, is increasingly estranged from the U.S., largely over USA support for the Syrian Kurds", he sai...

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  • Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The tweets echo comments reported last week by Der Spiegel when he said , "The Germans are bad, very bad ", referring to "millions" of German cars sold in the U.S. At the G7 summit, the six other nations were at odds with Trump on climate change and migration. "Chancellor Merkel and the USA president, they have a good and productive rel...

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  • Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy
Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy

RIA Novosti said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Saturday. "No one has the right to intervene in our foreign policy", Sheikh Mohammed said. Turkey, which works closely with Qatar in the energy sector, has walked a fine line between defending Qatar and abstaining ...

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