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JK: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector

This is the third such BAT attack in the Poonch region this year. Army sources said the infiltrators were spotted and engaged in a firefight "The infiltrators were fired upon". In a unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. In January 2013, Lance Naik Hemraj was killed and his body mutilated by a BAT.

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Cops shoot pregnant woman who called for help

In it, screaming and what sounds like jostling can be heard, with officers repeatedly saying "Hey, get back". Michaud said he did not know which option the officers carried at the time of Sunday's shooting. "When you combine race with mental illness, Ms. Lyles didn't stand a chance", she added. "There is no question that the Seattle police department could have and should have used de-escalation tactics, instead of shooting first and asking questions later", wrote Kristin ...

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Funeral for Muslim teen killed in attack near Virginia mosque draws throngs

A vigil and prayer service Tuesday night at the impromptu memorial was followed by iftar - the daily meal after sunset to break the daily fast that many Muslims observe during the holy month of Ramadan. "We came because something very bad happened". This undated image provided by the Hassanen family shows Nabra Hassanen in Fairfax, Va. Police in Fairfax, Va., said Monday, June 19, 2017, that "road rage" was to blame for the slaying of a 17-year-old muslim girl wh.

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Sena slams BJP on situation in J&K, WB

At over an hour-long closed-door meeting between the leaders of two NDA allies, Shah told Thackeray that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would decide the NDA's candidate for the highest constitutional post, said sources. "We do not support this", he said. In 2012, Mukherjee personally called up and later met Thackeray soliciting his support, which the Sena chief offered, going against the BJP-supported NDA candidate, P.A.

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Champions Trophy: Gracious in defeat, Virat Kohli applauds Pakistan

India won the toss and elected to field. For them, and for millions of people across Pakistan , the taste of victory was sweet. Fakhar rode his luck for a spellbinding 114, caught-behind from a no-ball on three and escaping a run-out chance with just a single to his name in Pakistan's total of 338 for four at The Oval .

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Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections

The Supreme Court has weighed in on the issue of race and congressional district-drawing, most recently last month when it rejected two North Carolina districts, as The Two-Way reported . In other districts, Democrats were so well represented it limited voters' ability to elect Democrats in other districts. They say their rights were violated by Republican-drawn maps that pack Democratic voters into blue legislative districts, in turn, making competitive districts more favorable to ...

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3300 dead since central Congo conflict in August

The minister also said Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been overseas since he was accused of plotting against the state a year ago, was free to come back to Congo whenever he wants, although he would have to face justice.

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Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one

Davis, noting shared security threats for governments across Europe hours after a van rammed worshippers at a London mosque, said: "There is more that unites us than divides us". Merkel said she wanted the talks to be conducted "in a good spirit" and that Britain's position would become evident in the coming months. Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain a year ago voted to end its decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first country ever to do so - in a ...

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Qatar Air plans court claim in Gulf spat, condemns ICAO inaction

Since then, the travel restrictions appear to have been eased slightly. Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar two weeks ago and have closed land and sea borders and imposed severe restrictions on airspace. "We have had a lot of cancellations, especially to the four countries that did this illegal blockade, but we have found new markets and this is our growth strategy", he said, adding Qatar was not the only country affected by the crisis.

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Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

And a Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea , according to a USA official. A defense official says the drone was approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border.

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Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible

On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time". Within hours, the tragic shooting on a baseball practice field near Washington that left the shooter dead and a congressman and others wounded seemed to bring some foes in Congress together.

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South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced

Only 0.24% of the United Kingdom population are refugees, asylum seekers or stateless people - that is 168,978 people, around the population of Rochdale in greater Manchester. And while developed countries continue to debate how to best manage increased arrivals of people fleeing war and persecution, it is developing regions which continue to assume the lion's share of refugee populations.

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Republicans Divided as Trump Reverses Some Obama Cuba Policy

Trump yesterday was set to announce a plan to tighten rules on Americans travelling to Communist-run Cuba and significantly restrict U.S. firms from doing business with Cuban enterprises controlled by the military, White House officials said.

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Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

He said there was no information on the other two deaths. "This tragic situation took place in only one of the fires , particularly at a road next to it", Costa told reporters . "All will be done to assist the authorities and people of Portugal at this time of need", European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides said in a statement .

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President Trump tweets confirmation he's under investigation

When Trump fired Comey, Rosenstein drafted a memo accusing the FBI director of bungling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and Sessions wrote a letter saying the dismissal was warranted. Painter was President George W. Bush's chief White House ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007. Rosenstein also insisted Mueller's investigation would have the resources it needs.

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Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims

Sadiq Khan was asked by a young boy 'how many children died?' Told there was a need for the public to hear her say something had gone badly wrong and the Government accepted responsibility, Mrs May said: "Something bad has happened". "I spent several hours yesterday talking to local residents around Grenfell Tower ". The first victim identified was Mohammed Alhajali, a 24-year-old engineering student from Syria.

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Trump again acknowledges he's under investigation

Vice President Mike Pence will soon lead the US if President Donald Trump fires Russian Federation investigation special counsel Robert Mueller , a Bush administration ethics lawyer said Saturday. " Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm", he wrote Sunday, also pointing to his successful nomination of conservative justice Neil Gorsuch to the top USA court.

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UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

Mr Hammond's remarks will be seen as a bid to soften the terms of Britain's exit, 72 hours before formal talks begin on Monday. That the British were ready to break negotiations down on the lines of priorities identified by Brussels implied, he said, a willingness to start a first phase of divorce talks before moving on next year to a second phase on the new free trade relationship May wants - a "sequencing" London has disputed.

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Trump confirms probe over Comey firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reiterated in a recent meeting that he may have to recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, sources told ABC News. If firing Comey was indeed obstruction of justice, then, according to Trump's implicit logic, Rosenstein could be guilty of a crime of obstruction. Rosenstein was the one to make the decision because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had already recused ...

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American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, was released after 17 months of detention in the communist nation. An administration official told ABC News that Tillerson called President Donald Trump at 8:35 a.m. "I'm not going to characterize what their son has been through". Worldwide negotiations on the dispute over North Korea's nuclear program have been in limbo for years, as the USA cranks up economic sanctions and North Korea won't give up weapons it considers a ...

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Russia Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader in Airstrike

Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike. Russian Federation says it may have killed the head of ISIS Ibrahim Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi and the leadership of the terrorist organisation.

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Markets Right Now: Grocers plunge on Amazon deal; Dow gains

Mickey Chadha , an analyst with Moody's Investor Service, says Amazon has been trying to break into the grocery delivery business and that buying Whole Foods gives it access to a high-income group of customers. Kyle Bunch is with R/GA, a marketing, advertising and consulting firm right across from the Whole Foods headquarters . Walmart gets 53% of its sales from food, groceries and things like household cleaning products, according to GlobalData Retail .

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DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sitting in a auto nearby when the incident occurred. In addition to the 14 outstanding warrants, police will ask for the public's help in identifying additional perpetrators of the violence.

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Critic's Notebook: Jeff Sessions Dodges and Demurs His Way Through Senate Testimony

Sessions' clash with the Democratic senators was the latest chapter in a saga that has dogged Trump in his first five months as president and distracted from his domestic policy agenda including major healthcare and tax cut initiatives. "The basis for this historical practice is laid out in the 1982 memos from President Reagan and then-Assistant Attorney General Olson". At other times, Sessions explained that he was merely out of the loop.

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Tillerson: US committed to 'One China' policy, also Taiwan

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Qadare Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners Club, an NGO that works with prisoners' families and organises payments, said he was not aware of any changes to the payments policy. policy. "We follow this closely", Lieberman told Israel's public radio on Wednesday. There was also confusion about whether Tillerson was assured that payments to the terrorists and their families and widows would be stopped or just to the terrorists.

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India, Pakistan join Shanghai pact despite bilateral tensions

Along with India, Pakistan has also joined the SCO as a full member state. China's State media today reported that Xi only held talks with PM Modi, as well as with leaders of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and the King of Spain who is in Astana for a world expo held alongside the SCO summit.

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Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results

May's co-chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , announced their resignations Saturday on the Conservative Home political blog. The resignations will be a devastating blow to the Prime Minister, who has relied on their advice and protection since first entering the Cabinet as Home Secretary more than seven years ago.

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United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority

In a night that redrew the political landscape once again, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which won 12.5 percent of the vote two years ago and was a driving force behind the Brexit vote, was all but wiped out, hovering around two percent.

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Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat

Fair play to the old boy, he said: "Send this one to Wenger!" Momentum , the pro-Jeremy Corbyn pressure group, has revealed how it helped Labour deny the Conservatives of a majority at the general election and humiliate the now lame duck Prime Minister Theresa May .

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Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key

Speaking shortly before the announcement of Mrs May's visit to the Palace, Ms Foster said it was "too soon to say" what would happen and predicted it would be "difficult" for the Prime Minister to continue in her role. The current leader of the DUP is Arlene Foster . "The votes aren't there now in the (House of) Commons for taking Britain out of all the economic arrangements we have with the European Union" he said.

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Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing

On Tuesday night, The Post reported that Coats told associates in March that Trump asked him to try to persuade Comey to back off the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. "If I'm called before an investigative committee, I certainly will provide them with what I know and what I don't know", Coats said on May 23. I have similar questions for Admiral Rogers.

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Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. As rumours swirled about plots to oust May, Johnson denied he was planning a leadership challenge. Her party is deeply divided over what it wants from Brexit. The election result means businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years.

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Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

With trading volumes extremely thin out of London hours, London stock exchange futures fell around 0.3 percent, while 10-year United Kingdom government bond yields dipped 5 basis points to below 1 percent. The single currency had slipped overnight when the European Central Bank cut forecasts for inflation and said it had not discussed scaling back its massive bond-buying campaign, sending bond yields to multi-month lows.

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United Kingdom prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

They are a party that has consistently blocked efforts in the Northern Ireland Assembly to allow same sex marriage, despite a majority of it voting in favour, as they have used a mechanism known as a petition of concern, that forces an even greater majority to vote in favour of a law being passed, however they lost this power at the last General Election in March.

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UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

The United Arab Emirates has threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar along with several Gulf states. The ties between Iran and the UAE as well as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have been rocky over the past years marred by Iran's military occupation of three Islands which the UAE claims their ownership, while Saudi Arabia and Bahrain barely have any ties with their Persian neighbor, whom they accuse of supporting terrorist groups detained on their territories.

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Fallout from Iran attacks spells trouble to come in wider Middle East

His ministry said two had been detained in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah. In a message read at the funeral, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the attacks will add to what he said was the hatred Iranians harbor towards the United States and Saudi Arabia - a major Sunni power and regional archrival of Shi'ite-ruled Iran.

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Two US soldiers killed and two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier

A Taliban infiltrator in the Afghan army has shot two USA soldiers dead before he got killed in a return fire, Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial government in Nangarhar told Anadolu Agency. "Additional information will be released as appropriate". But suffice it to say, when heroes fall, Americans grieve. The three previous USA soldiers deaths in Achin make up the entirety of US combat fatalities in Afghanistan in 2017.

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London bridge attackers tried to get a larger truck: Cops

London , The terrorists involved in the London Bridge attack that killed eight, had tried to hire a seven-and-a-half tonne lorry to carry out the brutality, police said. "My officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the white van targeting individuals on London Bridge , saw the suspects attacking members of the public or saw armed police engaging the suspects", he said.

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President Trump Affirms Commitment to NATO's Article 5

The president also denied asking Comey to back off the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn . In a tweet, Trump called Comey a "leaker". "That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election they shouldn't have lost", Trump said. 'But yes, absolutely I'd be committed to Article 5, ' he said.

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I would speak under oath on Comey

But a day after the closely watched hearing , Trump struck back with an early morning tweet: "Wow, Comey is a leaker". Days after he fired Mr Comey on 9 May, Mr Trump tweeted: " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Mr Comey told Congress under oath he believed he was sacked to influence his investigation into the Trump campaign.