• Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee meets today for moon sighting
Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee meets today for moon sighting

However, the government shifted the venue of the meeting from Peshawar to Islamabad, citing security concerns. The main announcement will be made by Chairman of the committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman. The government of Pakistan has taken serious action to curb the situation. However, all efforts for one Eid across the country fell flat this year t...

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  • British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack
British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack

A spokeswoman for the House of Commons confirmed that unauthorised attempts had been made to access parliamentary accounts and said systems were in place to protect member and staff details. Liam Fox, Britain's worldwide trade secretary, told ITV News the attack was "a warning to everyone". Angela Rayner, Labour's shadow education secretary, ...

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  • Hotpoint freezer model behind Grenfell Tower fire investigated fearing further explosions
Hotpoint freezer model behind Grenfell Tower fire investigated fearing further explosions

Local activists in North Kensington, who for years had warned the authorities of fire risks at Grenfell Tower , reacted with outrage to the initial details emerging from the investigation. "There are regular drills to ensure staff and students are aware of how to exit buildings safely in the event of an emergency, and staff and students are able t...

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  • PM Narendra Modi addresses nation in 'Mann Ki Baat'
PM Narendra Modi addresses nation in 'Mann Ki Baat'

Modi "is a very powerful leader and I am sure something very positive on the H1B visa is going to come out of his meeting with Trump", she said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is now on a visit to the United States, earlier said in a tweet that he would like people to share their ideas and suggestions on the Narendra Modi App and the My Gov Op...

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  • Brexit dominates 'threadbare' Queen's Speech
Brexit dominates 'threadbare' Queen's Speech

A British government spokesman said Trump's visit wasn't mentioned because a date hasn't been set. Even amid the gravity, frustration and uncertainty surrounding this year's speech, Skinner bore the great weight of his informal duty gladly, quipping about the queen's plans to catch a horse race later that day.

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  • Relatives ask for help in search for missing Chinese scholar
Relatives ask for help in search for missing Chinese scholar

Thursday, Ying-Ying Zhang's father made an emotional appeal for his 26-year-old daughter's safe return saying, "Give my daughter back". Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation called the search for the scholar a national priority for the agency.

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  • Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations
Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations

Highlighting that friendly and brotherly ties between Iranian and Qatari nations can benefit people of the region, Dr. Rouhani said "we look forward to having continuous cooperation with the Qatari government and strongly believe that numerous capacities for further bolstering ties between the two countries need to be properly exploited".

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  • Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade
Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade

City officials also said there had been no formal application to call a rally and that they only heard of the event through social media. Homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey, as it is some other Muslim countries, and gay parades had been regularly held there every year from 2003 until the recent bans.

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  • Emre into Confederations Cup semi-finals with Germany
Emre into Confederations Cup semi-finals with Germany

He added: "Both players had their legs really high". Vincent Aboubakar scored Cameroon's consolation. "Mexico is going to be a tough game, they are a very flexible team with very good players", said Loew, who became the first head coach to achieve 100 worldwide wins.

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  • German SPD wants gay marriage after September election
German SPD wants gay marriage after September election

The chances of denying Dr Merkel a fourth term look slim for the SPD, which is the junior partner in her right-left coalition. Heil said the party will present its election program for the first months in office this summer. The SPD has lost confidence after losing power in two state elections and failing to win in a third this year. As the num...

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  • US Student's Death A 'mystery' - North Korea
US Student's Death A 'mystery' - North Korea

The North's foreign ministry spokesman also said in comments carried by the official KCNA agency that Warmbier was "a victim of the policy of strategic patience" of former US President Barack Obama whose government never requested his release.

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  • GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward
GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward

Unusual is still examining how the details of the bill will affect Alabama, Teehan said. That's why the American Hospital Association came out against the Senate bill last week. While President Obama issued an executive order forbidding taxpayer dollars from funding abortions under the health care law, many - including then-president of the USA bis...

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  • Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talk
Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talk

He called on the Arab countries to "sit together" with Qatar to work through what he hoped would be "reasonable and actionable" demands. The sanctions have disrupted Qatar's main import routes by land from Saudi Arabia and by sea from big container ships docked in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Cop injured in clashes, GJM claims 3 fatalities
Cop injured in clashes, GJM claims 3 fatalities

Refuting allegations of Mamata Banerjee that GJM has links with rebel groups of Northeast, Gurung asked his supporters to assemble at Chawk Bazar area in Darjeeling town on Sunday morning. GJM's general secretary Roshan Giri accused police of shooting dead some members in Saturday's clashes. In the clashes, a police officer was stabbed by pro...

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  • Trump lacks Syria strategy, risks confrontation with Russian Federation and Iran, analysts say
Trump lacks Syria strategy, risks confrontation with Russian Federation and Iran, analysts say

Syrian state television, quoting army sources, said they had resumed the offensive, which took place as U.S. and Russian officials were holding another round of secret talks on creating a "de-escalation zone" in southwestern Syria that would include Daraa.

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  • House intel panel plans to interview Podesta next week, sources say
House intel panel plans to interview Podesta next week, sources say

When Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president back in June 2015, the initial reaction from the majority of the American people and the mainstream media was that his candidacy was not to be taken seriously. Several members told CNN they were skeptical that the panel would be able to obtain the memos, which detail Comey's account of ...

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  • Republicans not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul
Republicans not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

The bill, which was written behind closed doors , is facing its fair share of criticism from Democrats who say that it negatively mimics the House's plan. "And policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandates so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don't need or can't afford", McConnell said.

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  • Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd in Indian Kashmir
Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd in Indian Kashmir

Vaid, adding that a third person has been identified and a manhunt has been launched to trace him. "But a few among those, for the security of whom he had been deployed there, lynched him", Director General of Police SP Vaid said terming the incident "very unfortunate".

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  • Trump and health care: Promises made, promises broken
Trump and health care: Promises made, promises broken

And because California is a high-cost state, premiums and deductibles are likely to spike for some middle-class families. The Michigan Democrat believes the Senate bill would cut coverage while increasing costs. "What we can do is if they cannot get 50 votes, if they get to impasse, I've been telling leadership for months now I'll vote for a repe...

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  • Sabarimala temple flag post damaged, three detained
Sabarimala temple flag post damaged, three detained

Three persons were taken into custody in connection with the incident, officials of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages the hill shrine, said. It was only on Sunday that the new flag post was consecrated by the priests in the presence of State Devasom Minister Kadakampally Surendran and other Devasom officials.

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