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Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

It puts the global refugee count at 22.5 million, internally displaced at 40.3 million and asylum seekers at 2.8 million. More than 1.8 million people have crossed into neighbouring countries since the start of South Sudan's conflict in December 2013. Read More »

Osorio insists Mexico can overcome New Zealand spirit

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on June 18 he was pleased to see how the Russian football community has united around the preparations for hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The two did not meet again in Moscow for another 23 years when they played to a 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifier. Speaking before Portugal faced Mexico in their Group A opener on Sunday in Kazan, Infantino also sent his condolences to the Portuguese people following the forest fire that killed more than 60 ... Read More »

Kumble steps down as Indian Coach amid rift with Kohli

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Speaking to Cricketnext , a source in the COA said that while the committee has stayed away from the decision process, it is important that Kohli and Kumble are on the same page before the latter is handed an extension because the atmosphere in the team will take a beating if Kumble continues against Kohli's wish. Read More »

President urges Indians to make yoga a habit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed nation on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Lucknow . Vishnudeo Vishwakarma, a retired former Air India employee, said he began each day with a 5am yoga session. Negi reminded the participants, consisting of members of the club and its wings, of the importance of regular practice of yoga for healthy body and mind. Read More »

Corden Attempts to Educate Trump on HIV/AIDS Using Philadelphia

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They mentioned Trump hasn't even appointed anyone to lead the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and noted how the administration took down the website for the Office of National AIDS Policy when he took office in January. "Maybe Donald Trump doesn't care because he's never seen 'Philadelphia .' In fact, I'm nearly certain that's probably what it is". And with that, Corden and his staff took it upon themselves to educate the president, purchasing every copy of the Tom ... Read More »

MSCI adds China A-shares to EM index

The provider said it intends to add 222 China A large-cap stocks to the EM index , representing on a pro forma basis approximately 0.73% of the index's weight at a 5% partial inclusion factor. The move will pressure markets, especially those with exposure to China, such as Australia, but the gradualness of the move should prevent any wild swings. Read More »

Armed Forces Day celebrations begin in Cowbridge

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Sunderland's civic leaders are commemorating armed forces personnel, with a traditional raising of the union flag this morning. It is the chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, which includes those now serving, Service families, veterans, and cadets. Read More »

New data on breast, ovarian cancer highlight age risks

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Crucial decisions on fitting preventative surgery around having children will become easier after the study found BRCA mutation carriers with two close relatives with cancer ran twice the risk of developing the disease early. He said that once women with either mutation had hit the highest risk age group, the risk stayed consistent for the rest of their lives. For women with a BRCA1 mutation, the plateau occurred around ages 31 to 40. Read More »

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions stretch and bend

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Yoga, as a mind, body discipline has also been added to the intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. "More than fitness, more than being healthy, people now yearn for wellness". At present, India is facing a shortage of about 3 lakh yoga instructors as against the requirement of over 5 lakh yoga practitioners, a study done by Assocham said here on Monday. Read More »

Still Hospitalized After London Mosque Attack

People take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London , where a vehicle struck pedestrians, Monday, June 19, 2017 . Osborne, a 47-year-old married father of four, was apprehended by the public and handed over to police, a move that was widely welcomed. Read More »

How are you celebrating the summer solstice?

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Weather nerds use meteorological seasons with summer being June, July and August, which seems more logical to me. The solstice is marked when the sun's direct rays hit the northernmost point above the Equator, shining right above the Tropic of Cancer. Read More »

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downs Syrian jet

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The US-led anti-ISIL coalition said an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12.30am, north-east of the Al Tanaf garrison which is close to the Jordanian border. Russian Federation on Monday said that it was closing the communication line after a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet downed a Syrian government SU-22 fighter-bomber on Sunday. Read More »

Air India may be sold to Tata Group, Singapore Airlines

The news need not come as a surprise, so to speak, since there were rumours of Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran holding talks with the government a few days in this regard. International Business Times, India had reported of such a possibility on June 3. Tata Group, which is keen on an otherwise tough Indian aviation market, reportedly sees value in adding Air India to its existing business, which includes a low-priced carrier AirAsia India in partnership with Malaysia's Air Asia, ... Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Says Yoga Is Connecting The World

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International Yoga Day Watch Live Online link is given below. Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the President for joining the yoga programme and inspiring the nation on International Yoga Day . In the last three years, new yoga training institutes have developed, demand for yoga trainers and training institutes have been rising. While addressing the whole crowd over Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, Modi said due to its vast popularity Yoga has played a vital role in connecting India with ... Read More »

Warmbier's travel agency stops taking Americans to N. Korea

Warmbier's death have been drawn at this time as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview", Sammarco said in a written statement Tuesday. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk). John McCain , R-Ariz., proposed that prospective American travelers complete a form declaring they won't hold the US government responsible for what happens. Read More »

Extreme heat leads to cancelled flight at Bakersfield's Meadows Field

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Normal temperatures at this time hover around 85 degrees. Never miss a local story . It's so hot in the southwestern United States that flights out of Phoenix , Arizona are being canceled because of the extreme heat . In a report from NBCDFW.com, American issued the cancellations for smaller regional jets that have lower maximum operating temperatures than the full-size aircraft from manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus. Read More »

Tax Evasion: Cristiano Ronaldo to appear before court on July 31

Mourinho (54) coached Madrid from 2010-13. Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain . The player is accused of defrauding tax authorities of €14.7m, by also hiding his income from image rights. And the fact that boss Jose Mourinho did not have Ronaldo on his original list of transfer targets has played a part in the club being unsure of launching a bid, it further reports . Read More »

Spicer: Trump has confidence in 'everyone who serves him'

And one of Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow , said categorically on Meet the Press that, " The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction". "The president wants to take down Bob Mueller ... and the question is why". Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said, "The FBI is going to do its job". Read More »

GST from July 1: 12 ways it will affect your home budget

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India's lottery business is worth US$7.78 billion and the GST charged on it was debated hotly in the council. They will be on dais for GST launch. "I anticipate over the medium and long term, revenues will grow as will the spending capacity of the States and the Centre as the system will be prone to checking evasion", he said. Read More »

Many Americans taking too much vitamin D

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But studies on vitamin D haven't been overwhelmingly positive. Women and whites were also more likely to take the higher amounts of vitamin D. The data indicated that the prevalence of daily supplemental vitamin D use of 1,000 IU or more in 2013-14 was 18.2%, up from 0.3% in 1999-2000. Read More »

GST to launch exactly at midnight, June 30

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On Tuesday, the government notified sections in the GST Act dealing with mandatory registration of current indirect taxpayers. The GST council has approved three stage process with the complaints being first verified by a standing committee of officers, then it will be sent to director general of safeguards which will investigate the case. Read More »

NBC Connecticut won't air Alex Jones interview on Sunday

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Jones teased on Twitter that he would "leak more" of the interview during a live radio show Friday afternoon. While the public was anxious NBC was giving him a platform to spread more lies, the online personality was anxious about being made to look like a fool. Read More »

Sixers Trade For First Overall Pick In 2017 NBA Draft

Washington point guard Markelle Fultz has always been widely regarded as the best draft prospect, who Philadelphia is now expected to pick, but Ainge indicated Monday that his team's evaluation was not so clear-cut. Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum both should be available at No. 3, assuming the Sixers draft Fultz and the Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball . Read More »

Fall in sterling makes London cheaper for expatriates

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Some Russian cities leapt up the table in the new survey, with Moscow reaching 14th place from 53rd past year and Saint Petersburg leaping to 36 from 116 "under the twin effects of the rise in the ruble and the cost of goods and services". The German cities of Munich at 98, Frankfurt at 117, and Berlin at 120 dropped significantly, as did Dusseldorf at 122 and Hamburg at 125, Mercer said. Read More »