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2 militants shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, counter-operation underway

2 militants shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, counter-operation underway

Indian soldiers and police officers killed at least two terrorists in a Sunday operation, according to the reports. The slain militants were identified as local cadres of HM, the region's indigenous militant outfit. With militancy, especially home grown, on rise, security forces have launched a massive operation to flush out the terrorists. As the news about the killings spread, people took to streets in Samboora and Tahab and protested the killings. Read More

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Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successor

Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successor

Speculation is rife, however, that Nawaz has suggested his brother and Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif be the party's contender for the post. It said the assembly would meet at 3:00 pm Tuesday (1000 GMT) to elect a prime minister. He said he was grateful to Sharif for naming him premier, even though it will only be for a brief period. The case, brought by a member of Sharif's PML-N party, seeks to have Khan disqualified on the same contentious clause in the constitution that ousted ... Read More

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Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US

Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US

There are several other measures listed that would make it extremely hard for targets of the sanctions to do business in the U.S. The statement made no reference to Russia's retaliatory measures. A diplomatic source told Reuters that it would be for the United States to decide which posts to cut, whether occupied by USA or Russian nationals. Read More

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Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomatic staff

But allegations from the U.S. intelligence community that Putin interfered in the USA elections to get Trump elected have made any concessions to Trump politically toxic. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Berlin won't let up in pushing for a joint approach. A European Commission spokesman in Brussels said the bloc would be following the sanctions process closely. Read More

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USA imposes new sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program

USA imposes new sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program

It's something Iran has never accomplished. The United States has imposed new ballistic missiles sanctions on Iran in response to its launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space a day earlier. He also denied that Iran is working toward an ICBM. In its first mission, the base on Thursday successfully launched a space rocket called Simorgh, carrying the imaging satellite Tolou into space. Read More

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Reince Priebus out, John Kelly in as chief of staff

Reince Priebus out, John Kelly in as chief of staff

In his tweets, Trump called Kelly a great American, great leader and "a true star" of his administration. He wrote: "John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security". But in Trump's White House, a long list of top advisers bypasses the middle man. Scaramucci, social media director Dan Scavino and counselor Kellyanne Conway all report directly to Trump, as do the president's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, both senior advisers. Read More

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Dublin pushes for post-Brexit Irish Sea border

Dublin pushes for post-Brexit Irish Sea border

Leo Varadkar is understood to be unconvinced by the UK's plans to introduce a high-tech land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic post Brexit. The Irish government has denied a Times newspaper report claiming Mr Varadkar wants customs and immigration checks at ports, rather than any checks along the land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Read More

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Judge instructs that British baby go into hospice

Judge instructs that British baby go into hospice

A deadline passed on Thursday for the parents of Charlie Gard to agree on arrangements to spend more time in a hospice with their ailing son before his death, though it was unclear whether any compromise had been reached. Charlie's parents added they believed their son might have been saved if experimental therapy had been tried sooner. Offers of help for Charlie came from Dr. Read More

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Scattered showers and storms continue tonight, clearing up Saturday

Scattered showers and storms continue tonight, clearing up Saturday

By Saturday , the area could get up to three or four inches of rain, he said. The high for Friday will be near 81, with rainfall amounts totaling up to a half-inch during the day. There is still some uncertainty in the forecast guidance as to just how much rain our region picks up. Tomorrow ( Saturday ): The heaviest rain should begin to rotate east of the District by Saturday morning. Read More

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Murder Mystery Night Turns Into The Real Thing On Emerald Princess

Murder Mystery Night Turns Into The Real Thing On Emerald Princess

The ship was carrying roughly 3,400 passenger and 1,100 crew members on a weeklong trip that had departed from Seattle on Sunday. Passengers tell Fox 13 it was around 9 o'clock Tuesday when they heard a group of people fighting. The incident happened in US waters off Alaska. It was forced to divert its week-long journey and dock in Juneau on Wednesday morning. "The hoods and umbrellas obscured their faces", reported the Washington Post . Read More

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Death toll rises as Venezuela strike enters second day

Death toll rises as Venezuela strike enters second day

Barricades made from debris littered the eastern part of the city, with signs reading "No more dictatorships!" "We are going to make a wonderful act of reaffirmation of peace with the Constituent Assembly, preparing for peace". Maduro accuses Washington of fomenting unrest against him, aided by the conservative opposition. "As a president, I appeal to him, to President Donald Trump: Stop aggression towards Venezuela". Read More

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StatCast Measures Devers' First Career Home Run At 427 Feet

StatCast Measures Devers' First Career Home Run At 427 Feet

Rockies manager Bud Black could not fault Gonzalez. "He just needs the work". "He's got good stuff", said catcher Mike Zunino . "Jedd got enough and Bader did the rest". Trevor Rosenthal (3-4) pitched two scoreless innings. Meanwhile, in Sacramento, Sandoval went 1-for-4 for Triple-A Sacramento, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted ( via the San Francisco Chronicle ) that the team will not bring up Sandoval "until he's ready". Read More

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US Officials Say North Korea Capable of Hitting US in 2018

US Officials Say North Korea Capable of Hitting US in 2018

Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said after the classified briefing, "I have grown increasingly alarmed that North Korea is acting with a greater sense of urgency than we are". Therefore, Liu said, the specific measures in a new resolution need to be measured against achieving those three objectives. "We see the unanimity of Russian Federation and China in pursuing the route to peace". Read More

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Hillary Clinton's election book titled 'What Happened'

Hillary Clinton's election book titled 'What Happened'

Contrary to data from the Federal Election Commission, almost half of President Donald Trump's voters say he won the popular vote in the 2016 election. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath-both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation. For many still mourning Hillary Clinton's loss, it sounds like her forthcoming memoir, What Happened , will ideally provide some closure. Read More

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Arab states present new list of Qatar-linked terrorists

Arab states present new list of Qatar-linked terrorists

Before heading for Kuwait on Sunday, he told reporters that the Gulf crisis benefits no one both in political and economic terms. "Turkey regards the Qatar crisis as a crisis among fraternal countries", the president added. Qatar called the demands "unreasonable" and said it infringed on its "sovereignty". "That's why the Turkish side placed its contingent of our country's territory in accordance with the earlier agreed schedule", Al-Attiyah said. Read More

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Italy drought: Vatican switches off fountains in show of solidarity

Italy drought: Vatican switches off fountains in show of solidarity

While the decision is likely to upset summer tourists who look forward to viewing the Vatican's famed fountains, water conservation is being widely encouraged as Rome's authorities consider the introduction of strict water rations. Meteorologists have claimed that spring 2017 was Italy's third-driest in 60 years. That's because the Vatican turned off the tap on over 100 its historical water features. Read More

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Swiss police issue global warrant for chainsaw attacker

Swiss police issue global warrant for chainsaw attacker

Swiss police issued an global arrest warrant on Tuesday for a chainsaw-wielding attacker who remained on the run after wounding multiple people in an office building rampage. She said two staff members were among the injured. "All we know is he wanted to harm our employees". She says it's not clear who the other three wounded people are and the company is checking to see if they customers. Read More

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HDFC Bank first quarter net profit increases 20%

HDFC Bank first quarter net profit increases 20%

As of June 2017, the bank's total balance sheet stood at Rs 895,653 crore from Rs 755,631 crore a year ago similar period. The bank's provisioning for non-performing assets ( NPAs ) shot up 63 percent annually to Rs.411 crore in Q1 from Rs 253 crore in the like period a year ago and 19 percent sequentially from Rs 345 crore a quarter ago. Read More

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Gas prices to end summer on the rise

Gas prices to end summer on the rise

AAA reports Florida has the 16 cheapest gas in the USA -that's including a seven cent increase across the state. "Fortunately, gas prices will drop after Labor Day, as demand weakens and refiners switch to winter-blend gasoline". That's about 15.5 cents higher than this time previous year. Gas prices have gone up a bit in northern New England. On average, South Florida has the highest gas prices in the Sunshine State with motorists in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area paying $2.29, ... Read More

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