• Congress Voted For Former LS Speaker Meira Kumar As Presidential Nominee
Congress Voted For Former LS Speaker Meira Kumar As Presidential Nominee

Though earlier, the Mayawati-led BSP extended their support to Kovind, but after the nomination of Kumar, they recalled their support. The decision was taken after 17 Opposition parties met in the national capital today to pick their candidate.

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  • Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen had said he was counting on the Senate "to improve this legislation significantly" when he dropped his opposition in May and helped the House narrowly approve its version of the bill , known as the American Health Care Act .

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  • London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge
London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge

Premier Inn has admitted it is "extremely concerned" about fire trap cladding on three of its newest hotels following the Grenfell Tower fire . They also said the Hotpoint FF175BP model had not been subject to any product recall and further tests were being carried out on the fridge.

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  • North Korea says US student's death a mystery
North Korea says US student's death a mystery

Twenty-two-year-old Otto Warmbier died in Cincinnati on Monday, not long after his return to OH after almost a year and a half in North Korean captivity. Soon after his family heard nothing more about his fate. His family had no news of him until 13 June, when Pyongyang said he had been in a coma since his trial after contracting botuli...

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  • Barack Obama Blasts The 'Fundamental Meanness' Of The Senate GOP Healthcare Bill
Barack Obama Blasts The 'Fundamental Meanness' Of The Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

Some Republican senators, as well as all the Senate's Democrats , have complained about Mr McConnell's proposal, the secrecy with which he drafted it and the speed with which he would like to move it to passage. He and others said the measure would make health insurance more affordable and eliminate Obama coverage requirements that some peop...

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing
Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing

Scrums only developed around senators who could feasibly vote against the bill, not lawmakers like Perdue or his Georgia colleague Johnny Isakson who people expect to be a "yes". "There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current healthcare system but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most ...

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  • Whirlpool: London fire disaster fridge was discontinued in 2009
Whirlpool: London fire disaster fridge was discontinued in 2009

The massive fire that ripped through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London last week started with a faulty fridge and manslaughter charges could be filed after the probe into the tragedy, the Scotland Yard said today. The Department for Communities and Local Government later said that figure refers to buildings with all types of cladding ...

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  • Road rage suspected in Muslim Va. teen's death
Road rage suspected in Muslim Va. teen's death

When the man got out of his vehicle, the girls ran away and didn't realize until later that Nabra wasn't with them, WRC-TV in Washington reported . He later found the group in a nearby parking lot, chased them on foot with a baseball bat and allegedly beat Nabra .

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  • Police says victim of London mosque attack died of multiple injuries
Police says victim of London mosque attack died of multiple injuries

After ranting about the demonstration, Osborne reportedly got drunk and fell asleep in the van which he later used to carry out the attack. But Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, insisted that extremists were the real minority, pointing to the attendance of people of all faiths and none at a vigil on Monday evening.

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  • Israel razes lands near Nablus in preparation for a new settlement
Israel razes lands near Nablus in preparation for a new settlement

Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of worldwide diplomacy or political negotiation, arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground - he leaves shortly after midnight. Before the "Oslo Accords" officially opened negotiations in 1993, between Palestine and Israel, roughly 200,000 s...

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  • May offers 'fair deal' for European Union nationals
May offers 'fair deal' for European Union nationals

At the same time, while it was a priority, he said , to show progress in averting difficulties for troubled Northern Ireland as a result of being on a new EU-UK border, agreement on how the border would work would depend on wider future trade ties.

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  • 20 dead, 50 wounded in Afghanistan vehicle bombing
20 dead, 50 wounded in Afghanistan vehicle bombing

Taliban control much of Helmand province in Southern Afghanistan. The attacker drove into a crowd in front of a branch of the New Kabul Bank in the city, detonating a auto bomb so potent that some victims were blown into the nearby Helmand River, officials said.

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  • North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

The Ohio coroner's office said on Tuesday that it had not been able to determine the cause of Warmbier's death after carrying out an external examination. He remained in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness," doctors said , until his death. He added that such a long flight from North Korea to OH could make a blood clot even more likely...

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  • Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare
Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

It would also end the tax penalties under Mr Obama's law on people who do not buy insurance - the so-called individual mandate - and on larger firms that do not offer coverage to their employees. McConnell said a fresh CBO score on the new bill was expected next week, and there will be "robust debate" on the floor. Collins also said she ...

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  • Iran warns ISIS of more missile strikes, says op coordinated with Damascus
Iran warns ISIS of more missile strikes, says op coordinated with Damascus

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria this week hit their targets. Iran cast the strike as a response to last week's Islamic State attacks in Tehran , which killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50.

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  • Are Traders Shorting Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) Shares?
Are Traders Shorting Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) Shares?

While trading at volume above than average, Superior Energy Services, Inc. Princeton Alpha Management LP increased its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts by 43.1% in the third quarter. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS ) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.05. On average, analysts...

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  • Watch this gorilla dance around in his pool
Watch this gorilla dance around in his pool

The zoo says such behavior by Zola is part of ways in which his life is enriched - by providing the primate with 'mental and physical stimulation to increase natural behaviors'. This isn't the first time Zola's moves have attracted attention. In any case, if you are singing the blues at the end of this long week in 45's America, here is proof...

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  • Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'
Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'

However, there had always been rumors that the group had planted bombs in the mosque; its fighters have also deliberately destroyed or damaged many other religious buildings and artifacts in Syria and Iraq , in large part due to a fundamentalist view of Islam that radically opposes idolatry, theological experts and the group itself claim .

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  • Prez poll: Nitish has made a historic blunder, says Bihar ally Lalu
Prez poll: Nitish has made a historic blunder, says Bihar ally Lalu

As the clock ticks for election of the 14 President of India on July 17 the war of words between the political parties in the country has dominated the political landscape of the nation even as the race to field Dalit candidates has just begun.

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  • Read confident broken thumb will stand the rigours of Lions
Read confident broken thumb will stand the rigours of Lions

It's not about trying to get one-up on anyone, or me coming home. "The referee's got the hardest job in the world , I reckon", the All Blacks boss said. "For anybody, who has never been in a Test Lions team before, preparing for that first go is just that little bit more special", he says. We're not going to be talked into playing Barbarian-type...

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