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India women hammer England

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: The Indian captain has scored 5852 runs in 178 games. She has also scored a total of 47 half-centuries, which is the most scored by any global woman cricketer. "As a coach, one of the first things I had noticed in Smriti is her aggression", Rau said. There were concerns of a relapse when she limped from the field midway through the England innings, but she later confirmed it had been a hamstring twinge, and she is confident of being ready for the rest of ... Read More »

Hopes fade in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

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They had no idea what was coming", Yang, a woman in her 40s, told AFP. The landslide carried the equivalent of more than 7,200 Olympic-size swimming pools of earth and rock. A smaller second landslide caused huge rocks to fall onto the village, which made it more hard for heavy machinery to get to the scene, police team leader Wang Yongbo told CCTV. Read More »

Panels on 60 UK buildings fail fire safety tests

Gould said that evacuating the five tower blocks was a "really, really hard decision" but needed to be done while urgent first safety work, which is due to take three to four weeks, was completed. Five residential London tower blocks comprising some 800 homes were being evacuated on June 23 due to fire safety concerns. Many residents complained that they only found out about the evacuation through television and were not properly informed. Read More »

High-level US visit leads North Korea to free student in coma

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An airplane carrying Otto Warmbier , who's from OH, arrived in Cincinnati today. Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir), whose parents say is in a coma , arrived at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center late Tuesday night. She says it's an "extremely sad" situation that student Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) is in a coma . The 22-year-old student from the University of Virginia has been in a state of coma for more than a year after contracting botulism soon after he was sentenced to 15 ... Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan rejects Arab demands; troops to stay in Qatar

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leaves a mosque after the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul , early Sunday, June 25, 2017 . A top Emirati diplomat said on Saturday that U.S. Bahrain's state news agency on Sunday confirmed the demands set out by un-named Gulf officials on Friday, including that Qatar close the Turkish base, end military cooperation with Ankara inside Qatar and stop supporting militant groups. Read More »

Pakistan fuel tanker truck explosion kills at least 140

He says numerous bodies were burned beyond recognition and will have to be identified through DNA testing. Bahwalpur Rana Salim Afzal termed it a "huge tragedy" in the history of Pakistan. Another 50 people have been seriously injured. The suffering was compounded by the lack of a burn unit in the district hospital. Twenty-two patients were transferred by air from Victoria Hospital to hospitals in the provincial capital, Lahore , after being stabilised, and some of the most badly burned ... Read More »

United Nations offer to resolve crisis b/w Arab states and Qatar

Erdogan said the call to withdraw Turkish forces was disrespectful and that Doha - which described the demands as unreasonable - was taking the right approach. A Turkish foreign ministry statement Sunday reiterated that the deployment of Turkish troops in Qatar contributed to regional security and was not aimed at a specific country. Read More »

President to welcome India's prime minister Monday

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Although neither the White House nor the State Department confirmed this, an official statement is to be expected soon according to government sources. During the visit, a major area of discussion will be counter-terrorism. Responding to a question about Pakistan, the official drew a distinction in the nature of the United States relationship: a strategic partnership with India; and cooperation with Pakistan. Read More »

U.S. gave no explanations to Russian Federation over downing of Syrian jet - diplomat

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Murphy's remarks came two days after a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time, prompting Russian Federation to issue a threat against American airborne assets over Syrian airspace. The U.S. said the airfield was the base of Syrian planes that used chemical weapons on civilians. Coalition troops were working in the area alongside local forces who are being trained to fight ISIL. Read More »

Clarity expected on post-Brexit rights for European Union citizens

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If Britain leaves the European Union in a disorderly manner, it would only disturb Europe while also dealing a blow to the world economy. British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (2L) and his delegation attend a meeting with European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations with Britain, Michel Barnier (2R) and his delegation at the start of Brexit negotiations at the European Commission in Brussels on June 19, 2017. Read More »

Authorities charge man in mosque incident

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The unemployed father-of-four, now of no fixed address in Cardiff, spoke only to confirm his identity when he appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court this afternoon afternoon (Friday). Ali had come to the United Kingdom from Bangladesh when he was 10. He was married with four daughters and two sons, and had two grandchildren. A 13-year-old schoolboy has been reported to the United Kingdom government's controversial anti-extremism prevent programme for celebrating the van attack on ... Read More »

Wheelchair-bound activists forcibly removed from Trumpcare protest

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US Capitol Police arrest a protestor against the Senate Republican's draft healthcare bill outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday. In a statement, Capitol Police say the protesters "removed themselves from their wheelchairs and lay themselves on the floor, obstructing passage through the hallway and into nearby offices". Read More »

123 killed from oil tanker explosion in Pakistan

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Authorities said dozens of people were seriously burned and are now being treated in the hospital. He had asked local leadership to assess what assistance could be provided to the injured and victims' families. He said numerous bodies were burned beyond recognition and will have to be identified through DNA testing. He said it was "greed" of the villagers which took them to the "valley of death". Read More »

Over 120 people killed as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

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The fire broke out after the crowds from nearby villages arrived in motorbikes for the oil, said , eyewitnesses. The dead included men, women and children, he said . According to the sources, identities of the deceased can not be ascertained without obtaining their DNA sample, as their bodies were badly burnt in the incident. Read More »

White House answers request with Trump tweet

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Although the bill is now stalled in Congress, Schumer said he hopes House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., will help push it through, and he added that if the president vetoes it, he believes Democrats and Republicans will override the veto. Administration officials briefed top members of Congress of both parties about Russia's actions in the weeks leading up to the election. "I am troubled learning this new information that the Obama administration didn't do more", he told CNN on Friday. Read More »

United States officials say North Korea tested rocket engine that could power ICBM

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The United States is now under more pressure to freeze the missile tests conducted by North Korea after Otto Warmbier , the student who was imprisoned in the other half of South Korea for more than a year. The US keeps some 28,500 troops in South Korea as a deterrent against North Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War that ended in a cease-fire, not a peace treaty. Read More »

At least 100 dead after oil tanker overturns on Pakistan highway

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Suddenly the tanker burst and the people gathered near it were burnt alive. "Suddenly the tanker exploded and within seconds the fire erupted giving no chance to the people present there to leave the place", Rifat said . Within 15 minutes of the fire the hospital had called in extra doctors and nurses, and had formed a team to handle the emergency. The diversions have been created also because the volume of traffic on the route is likely to increase as people would be using the National ... Read More »

AIADMK announces support for Kovind

It is added strength for the NDA with Panneerselvam camp of the AIADMK also extending support to Ram Nath Kovind as the next president of India. "The party's decision to support NDA nominee should be seen in isolation. Non- NDA party, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi has backed Kovind for President. Though many political parties are on various new bytes and are claiming it to be a political decision but none of them strongly believe in going against the candidature. Read More »

Sultan declares Sunday Eid-id-Fitr day

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The Islamic calendar contains the 12 months and these days will begin with the new lunar cycle. "To all those celebrating in London and around the world, happy Eid al-Fitr", he said. During Eid al-Fitr, people extend their honest wishes and do good deeds, so that everyone can feel the warmth of human communication and the care of people around them. Read More »

Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday

This means Indian Muslims, like their counterparts in Saudi Arabia, would have observed 29 fasts this year. Eid-ul-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and its celebration varies in different countries. According to the calculations conducted by the Shamakhi-based Tusi Astrophysical Observatory of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), the 1st of Ramadan-that is, when the moon appears - fell on May 27 this year, APA reported. Read More »

Turkey rejects Arab Qatar demands, U.S. calls them 'difficult'

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Bahrain's state news agency on Sunday confirmed the demands set out by un-named Gulf officials on Friday, including that Qatar close the Turkish base, end military cooperation with Ankara inside Qatar and stop supporting militant groups. "We consider these demands are against worldwide law", Erdogan was quoted as saying in Istanbul by the state-run Anadolu Agency. "This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from the beginning: The illegal blockade has nothing to do with combatting ... Read More »