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JD(U) Kerala Unit not to back BJP candidate Kovind

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan while extending his full support to Kovind, termed it a "political masterstroke" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . "There should be no talk about whether a Dalit should be there (be a President). caste or religion". In Bihar Nitish Kumar has expressed happiness over the nomination however remained guarded about JD (U) s support to the nominee. Read More »

Feds tell judge he lacks power to halt Iraqi deportations

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Secretary of Homeland Security, John F. Kelly. The ACLU argues that deporting the Iraqis could violate the United Nations Convention Against Torture , an worldwide human rights treaty adopted by the United States . "There's absolutely no question the government can't deport somebody to be tortured", Gelernt argued in court. The ACLU argued that numerous detainees had been picked up for minor offenses and majority have been "fully compliant with their conditions of supervision and have ... Read More »

Flint airport stabbing investigated as possible act of terrorism

Ftouhi legally enters the USA through Champlain, New York, and starts heading to Flint . And Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said in a statement "that several agencies are involved and working to ensure the situation is under control". United States officials, who have questioned Ftouhi, now believe he acted alone and was not part of a larger plot. The assailant reportedly stabbed the officer in the neck after shouting, " Allahu akbar ", which translates to "God is great" in Arabic. Read More »

Islamists hold diners hostage after bomb attack

Security officials said a gunman first rammed an explosive-laden auto into the gate of the hotel while other gunmen stormed in. She said she survived the attack by hiding behind a large table downstairs. Witnesses said the attack was launched after the Iftar dinner for customers who are fasting for Ramadan. The U.S. carried out airstrikes against the al-Qaida-linked militant group elsewhere in the country on Sunday, killing eight militants, according to military officials . Read More »

Louisiana Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition after shooting

He was fielding at second base while practising for the event when he was shot in the hip and sustained serious injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. The No. 3 House Republican will also require additional operations before leaving the hospital Sava said, though he added that an "excellent recovery is a good possibility". Read More »

United States forces backing Philippine troops against IS-linked militants

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The Associated Press reported that a US Navy P-3 Orion plane was seen flying over Marawi on Friday, above Philippine helicopters firing rockets at militant positions. "But the president knew at the start of his term that, as the allies become more successful in Syria and Iraq , "IS" will be looking for a land base , and Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will be a potential target to them". Read More »

The missing sailors from the USA destroyer found dead

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The Navy would not identify the dead or confirm the number of bodies it had recovered until relatives were notified, but it said the search for survivors had ended. The collision damaged the Fitzgerald's forward starboard side above and below the waterline, damaging and flooding two berthing spaces, the radio room, and machinery space. Read More »

May presents bills in Queen's Speech to take Britain out of EU

The discussion comes at a time when the government is weak following Prime Minister Theresa May's disastrous decision to hold a snap election in which she lost her majority. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn denounced the speech, arguing that May had delivered a "threadbare" program devoid of new ideas. He said the government was ignoring the need for important domestic reforms to promote social justice. Read More »

Senate GOP Would Halt Obamacare Penalties, Taxes

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate healthcare bill would be different from the House version, but he did not elaborate. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal Obamacare. The Senate bill would give states more leeway in opting out of the ACA's insurance regulations through expanding the use of so-called "1332" waivers already embedded within the law, according to the draft proposal. Read More »

Police Officer Stabbed at Michigan Airport

Officials quoted by The Washington Post say Ftouhi entered the United States from Canada on June 16, in NY, before arriving in Flint . White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump was briefed on the stabbing . Read More »

Saudi Arabia Taps Anti-Iran Hardliner To Be King In Waiting

The king issued a decree last weekend restructuring Saudi Arabia's system for prosecutions that stripped Mohammed bin Nayef of long-standing powers overseeing criminal investigations. Here's what we know about the life of the Saudi royal who rose to one of the most powerful posts in Saudi Arabia overnight. The key question is what comes next in this quest to counter Iranian influence? What does it mean for the Qatar blockade? Prince Mohammed has had a rapid ascent to power: little more ... Read More »

Man Tasered Outside Regent's Park Mosque Was Carrying Shoehorn

Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counter terrorism, said police received a number of calls shortly after midnight to Seven Sisters Road in North London following a van colliding with pedestrians. In this incident, one person was killed and eight got injured as per the reports . He had tried to enter the mosque but was removed by its security and the police arrived minutes later after being told the man was waving a weapon. Read More »

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia will not comment on John Terry links

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However, Press Association Sport understands talks have taken place between Villa and the Terry camp with a view to the move becoming a reality. Owner Tony Xia said on Wednesday he would not enter into a public conversation about the possible signing of the former England captain. Read More »

What the Georgia special election may mean to Democrats and Republicans

Anna Galland, the executive director of MoveOn.org, said Ossoff and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee "missed an opportunity to make Republicans' attack on health care the key issue, and instead attempted to portray Ossoff as a centrist, focusing on cutting spending and coming out in opposition to Medicare-for-all". Read More »

OAS Struggles to Create Mediation Group for Venezuela

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The United States and Venezuela exchanged harsh words Tuesday at the OAS general assembly, after the US representative said the OAS must pass some kind of resolution on the troubled South American country to remain true to its principles. Opposition leaders, who say they will boycott the assembly, accuse Maduro of leading the OPEC member toward dictatorship by delaying elections and jailing opposition activists, while food and medicine run short and inflation is believed to be in the triple ... Read More »

96-Year-Old Prince Philip Hospitalized Due To An Infection - Details Here

Prince Philip will not attend. On Tuesday, before being admitted to hospital , the Prince donned a top hat for the first day of Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England. His hospitalization forced him to miss the opening of Parliament on Wednesday. May, who called a snap election expecting to fatten her party's majority, is promising her minority government will be one "that consults and listens". Read More »

Saudi Arabia Suddenly Has A New Crown Prince

Stocks traded in Riyadh rallied 5.5 percent in the largest advance worldwide, also as MSCI Inc. included the kingdom in its watch-list for a potential upgrade to its emerging markets index. According to the royal order making the change , the Saudi Allegiance Council overwhelmingly approved the new line of succession, by a vote of 31-3. Read More »

Portugal & Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

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Real Madrid pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe have been caught complaining during Portugal's draw with Mexico. What is clear is that nobody is any the wiser following this game. At the other end of the pitch, Ronaldo missed a handful of chances, one of which ended up with his first-time shot soaring over the bar from the edge of the box. Read More »

The new, young crown prince reshaping Saudi Arabia — Newsmaker

Trump injected the US into the volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar. The king previously served as a governor of Riyadh and as a defense minister, during which he oversaw ending Saudi troops into Bahrain to put down its 2011 Arab Spring protests. Read More »

Egypt Supplies Gaza with Fuel to Generate Electricity

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Egypt has begun to deliver one million litres of fuel to the Gaza Strip, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave's desperate electricity crisis . Sources close to those negotiations said the deal was also facilitated by Mohammad Dahlan, a Fatah rival of Abbas living in Abu Dhabi. He went on to describe Haley's request as "part of an ongoing campaign against Hamas in favor of the Zionist entity to deny the right of the Palestinians to resist Israel, which occupies our land and ... Read More »

Saudi King's Son Mohammed Bin Salman Is New Crown Prince

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Prince Mohammed bin Salman's latest promotion, and his rapid ascent, is seen by the younger generation as a sign that things are changing. Analysts said the change empowers Prince Mohammed bin Salman to move faster with his plan to reduce the kingdom's reliance on oil, which includes the partial privatisation of state oil company Aramco. Read More »

May urges Northern Irish government deal by June 29

Northern Ireland has been without a power-sharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January. "A little side bargain to keep Theresa May in power, a temporary little arrangement won't have any integrity and certainly is not as important as the integrity and the needs of the people who live in Ireland". Read More »

GOP senators voice concerns on eve of health care bill unveiling

But there's plenty of grumbling from senators across the GOP spectrum, and leaders haven't yet nailed down the support they'll need to prevail. On Tuesday, Sen. In that event, Roll Call reports Republicans are considering skirting the Parliamentarian's decision by citing a rule in the Congressional Budget Act which would give authority to the chair of the Budget Committee to determine reconciliation. Read More »

US Republic Karen Handel avoids upset in key congrssional election in Georgia

Former Rep. Tom Price , whose departure to become Trump's health and human services secretary led to the special election, won each time he was on the ballot since 2004 with more than 60% of the vote. They were actually from Jon Ossoff . Progressive activist groups were sharply critical of Ossoff's moderate campaign. Republican strategy was to tie Ossoff to Nancy Pelosi , a common strategy, but one that many felt was no longer effective. Read More »