• Millions of yoga practitioners hit the mat for worldwide event
Millions of yoga practitioners hit the mat for worldwide event

The theme for the 2017 celebration, organised by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is 'Yoga for Health.' The theme highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving equilibrium between mind and body.

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  • Ex-North Korea prisoner denounces death of American student
Ex-North Korea prisoner denounces death of American student

They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas". In response to the tragedy, USA officials have reportedly been considering a travel ban that would prohibit American citizens from visiting the country until further notice.

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  • UK PM, DUP talks 'not going as expected'
UK PM, DUP talks 'not going as expected'

Talks between the DUP and the government " haven't proceeded in a way that DUP would have expected ", sources have told Sky News. Mr Coveney said it was clear from the pair's discussions that Ireland remains a key European Union priority in talks that started this week on the UK's pull-out from the bloc.

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  • China, US kick off inaugural diplomatic, security dialogue
China, US kick off inaugural diplomatic, security dialogue

In its report on the USA discovery that North Korea is preparing for another nuclear test, CNN said: "The officials [who reported the findings] said it is not yet clear if the activity indicates a sixth nuclear test is imminent". Meanwhile, North Korea's own government-controlled media have continued to assert the country's right to possess nuc...

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  • General Election had biggest generation gap since 1970s, says study
General Election had biggest generation gap since 1970s, says study

Curtice said he was "not sure why everyone thought it was darned obvious at this point that the Conservatives would achieve a majority", this month, because "it has got tougher to get a majority let alone a landslide". A group of prominent Labour politicians including four frontbenchers and former cabinet ministers have raised the pressure on Jerem...

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  • Lady Aurelia wins at Royal Ascot again
Lady Aurelia wins at Royal Ascot again

Churchill was the 1-2 favourite to add to his wins at Newmarket and in the Irish Guineas, but could only finish fourth as the Richard Hannon-trained Barney Roy (5-2) enjoyed his day in the sun under James Doyle. The famous sporting event attracts hundreds of thousands of racegoers over the five-day meeting and is a firm fixture in the Queen's dia...

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  • What's Happening With North Korea's Nuclear Site? Activity Overshadows US-China Meeting
What's Happening With North Korea's Nuclear Site? Activity Overshadows US-China Meeting

The coroner's office daily report Tuesday included Warmbier in its listings with cause of death termed "pending". "It's not a surprise", he says, "that two Americans taken a year ago were [detained] in the same timeframe around North Korean provocations and sanctions were being considered" in the U.S.

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  • Rouhani says will not back down from missile program
Rouhani says will not back down from missile program

Tensions escalated on Sunday as the USA army brought down the jet near Raqqa and Iran launched missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria - the first time each state has carried out such actions in the multi-sided Syrian war. Iran has been boasting about the missile launches all day and released a number of videos. The missile oper...

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  • Man kidnaps family at gunpoint, makes them take him to Target
Man kidnaps family at gunpoint, makes them take him to Target

Tuesday, asking for money , according to ABC 11. A resident gave him money but the man displayed a gun and then forced the residents - an adult man and woman, and two young children - out of the house and into their vehicle. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash after he also tried to take the victim's vehicle but was scared away when another...

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  • Democrats Seek Suspension of Kushner's Security Clearance
Democrats Seek Suspension of Kushner's Security Clearance

Kushner's multiple contacts with Russian officials before they became public". For example, on January 13, when White House press secretary Sean Spicer shared a timeline of interactions between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, but failed to share information about an in-person meeting betwee...

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  • Trump congratulates Handel for winning in Georgia
Trump congratulates Handel for winning in Georgia

She will be the first woman sent to the U.S. House from Georgia . There have been five special elections for congressional seats since the 2016 presidential election. "They lost this one and are now 0-4 in specials this year". Protestations aside, Handel often embraced the national tenor of the race, joining a GOP chorus that lambasted Oss...

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  • Pictures of Mohammed bin Salman Being Appointed Crown Prince
Pictures of Mohammed bin Salman Being Appointed Crown Prince

The new crown prince was also named as deputy prime minister, and maintained his defence minister role. Al Arabiya news network reported that the promotion of the prince was approved by the kingdom's Allegiance Council, and that the king had called for a public pledging of loyalty to the new crown prince Wednesday evening in Mecca.

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition, hospital announces
Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition, hospital announces

Bullet holes at the YMCA where a gunman opened fire during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot. CNN reports when the Louisiana Republican arrived at the hospital after the shooting last week, he was categorized in critical condition.

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  • 'Morning Joe' Warns Democrats: 'Marching in the Streets Does Not Win Elections'
'Morning Joe' Warns Democrats: 'Marching in the Streets Does Not Win Elections'

But veteran Republican operatives also warn against overreading the lessons of one special election . But their Georgia victory was not to be . The highest profile contest came Tuesday, as former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff a race to replace U.S.

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  • US Trump's visit not mentioned in Queen's speech on government policy
US Trump's visit not mentioned in Queen's speech on government policy

But as of Wednesday morning, no deal had been made. What was in the speech? Bills on trade and customs will be introduced - Brexit means Britain will try to strike new deals with the European Union but also with other nations that it was unable to negotiate with while a an European Union member.

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  • The Syria hotline for United States and Russian militaries
The Syria hotline for United States and Russian militaries

The two latest shoot downs, in addition to the one on June 8, has raised questions over whether the U.S.is getting drawn into a war with Russian Federation or Syria , rather than just with ISIS. The U.S. end of the line, located at the air command operations center in Qatar, remains open, Davis said, adding that the U.S. remains committed to using...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy could make for major rain event in area
Tropical Storm Cindy could make for major rain event in area

As of mid-morning Wednesday the unorganized storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. It was moving toward the northwest at 8 miles per hour. On Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey also declared a statewide state of emergency. Flash flooding is expected to be of the greatest concern for this area.

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  • After weeks of secrecy, Senate to unveil healthcare bill
After weeks of secrecy, Senate to unveil healthcare bill

Given the opposition of all Senate Democrats to repealing Obamacare, Republican leaders will need the support of at least 50 of the chamber's 52 Republicans to ensure passage. And another conservative, Sen. But as of now, victory is not guaranteed and he stopped short of definitely scheduling the vote for next week. The move would allow them to...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy threatens to flood Shreveport and Mobile
Tropical Storm Cindy threatens to flood Shreveport and Mobile

Heavy rain is still expected throughout the day and overnight as Cindy heads for landfall on along the Louisiana/Texas border. This image from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows bands of thunderstorms north and east of Tropical Storm Cindy .

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  • Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss
Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

But it wasn't. It's not that focusing intently on the opposing party's leader doesn't work anymore. The focus on Pelosi comes in part because she's the only figure in Democratic politics who is universally known and detested on the right.

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