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Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on United States health-care bill

President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he had characterized the Senate's version of the Obamacare repeal bill as "mean", but gave no indication that will lessen his support of the legislation. "I think they have at best a 50/50 chance of passing this bill". Warren is a leading liberal and defender of the current health law. That means that Republican supporters of the legislation can only lose two Republican votes, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote if the ... Read More »

Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know

Donald Trump's government has not held an iftar dinner for the end of Ramadan , breaking a Muslim tradition held at the White House for more than two centuries. According to the wife of the president, "the Sallah celebration is imperative as it marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan ". Security personnel should offer Eid prayers only at protected places, said the advisory issued by Inspector General of Police, Kashmir zone, in wake of lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police ... Read More »

60 high-rise apartments fail safety tests in London

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Officials at Camden Council in north London have evacuated hundreds of apartments in four tower blocks as a precaution after fire inspectors concluded that they were unsafe. Officials first announced the evacuation of one building, then expanded it to five before reducing it to four. He said officials knocked on residents' doors Friday night, two hours after he had heard about the evacuation on the news. Read More »

Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care

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After a shaky start, the White House hopes the Senate debate will allow Trump to turn the page on health care and get a fresh start on rewriting the tax code, a plan to rebuild roads and bridges, and his promise to strengthen the military - none of which will prove easy to accomplish. Read More »

PBA pays tribute to fallen heroes of Marawi City

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A top military general of the Philippines said on June 13 that Islamic militants are controlling 20 percent of the southern city of Marawi in Mindanao island. As gunfire rang out and planes flew bombing raids to pummel districts of the largely abandoned city, a crowd of soldiers and teary-eyed officials, firemen, police and clerks gathered outside a nearby government building to raise the Philippine flag. Read More »

Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade for a second time

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In addition, the prime minister recognized the work of the military, law enforcement and intelligence that, at great personal risk, keep families safe. Trudeau tweeted his support for Hawkes' remarks and later told Toronto TV station CP24 that he doesn't favour leaving anyone out. He made many stops along the way. Read More »

Funeral for USA college student who died after North Korean detention

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He was brought back to the U.S. last week with brain damage, in what doctors described as state of "unresponsive wakefulness", and died on Monday. Warmbier was imprisoned in North Korea before being released in a comatose state. His father criticized the soft approach of Obama administration towards the entire situation, and Mr.Warmbier lauded Trump for securing their son's release. Read More »

Seoul Conducts Missile Test as Pyongyang Tests Rocket Engine

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The team's arrival came as South Korea's new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, is trying to reach out to North Korea despite the North's push to bolster its nuclear and missile programs. "My legislation will present a clear choice to all those enabling Pyongyang: you either do business with a nuclear-armed madman who abuses his own people and has just murdered an American or you do business with the world's only economic and military superpower", he said. Read More »

Republicans Scramble to Shore Up Support for Healthcare Bill

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According to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, 210,000 Nevada residents were covered by Medicaid thanks to the its expansion under the Affordable Care Act . "It's going to be a good bill", Trump said in a separate Fox News interview to air on Sunday. MARTIN: So what does the Senate bill do? " Health care is a very, very tough thing to get". Read More »

Masjid Qasim Ali Khan: Eid moon sighted

The Met officials have told that there is a "fair chance" of the crescent of the moon on Sunday at 1438 AH on 29th of Ramadan. The main announcement will be made by Chairman of the committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman. However, all efforts for one Eid across the country fell flat this year too with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally-Administered Tribal Areas celebrating Eid on Sunday when the rest of the country was fasting. Read More »

GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward

Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid, said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision. Back in May, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Heller's comments that the bill "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans" could cause a political headache for Republicans in other competitive races, including those of House Republicans who have voted for their chamber's bill and are considering U.S. Read More »

UK Parliament hit by a cyber-attack

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Users of the Westminster system were unable to access their accounts remotely due to defensive measures put in place by parliamentary authorities to deal with the hack. Government sources say it appeared the attack has been contained but it will "remain vigilant". British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told a crowd at the Glastonbury festival: "I think (this) indicates just how vulnerable we are to cyber-attacks and our cyber-security". Read More »

Hotpoint tells customers to check fridge-freezers after Grenfell Tower fire

In its most detailed briefing yet on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents' suspicions that the inferno at Grenfell was touched off by a refrigerator fire. "We are not interested in people's reasons for not telling us sooner and as the mayor has already said people should be not be nervous about contacting us", she said. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to address nation from U.S. at 11 am today

We're really seeking to roll out the red carpet. It will be followed by delegation-level talks, a reception and a working dinner. After being received by Indian ambassador Navtej Sarna with his wife Avina Sarna and Chargé d'Affaires at US Embassy in Delhi MaryKay Loss Carlson, PM Modi met members of the Indian diaspora who had gathered at the military facility. Read More »

New domestic violence legislation in Queen's Speech

The Queen also made no mention of any state visit by Donald Trump , fuelling speculation that the planned trip is set to be ditched after the US President reportedly said he did not want to come to the United Kingdom if there was a risk of being greeted by protests. Read More »

Relatives ask for help in search for missing Chinese scholar

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Ronggao Zhang, who arrived in central IL from China Saturday, spoke to the newspaper through a translator. Ronggao Zhang spoke to The (Champaign) News-Gazette about Yingying Zhang Thursday - two weeks after her disappearance. FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jon Holloway said he has access to the full resources of the FBI. Police Chief Jeff Christensen said this week detectives "continue to make progress", though would not share details in the investigation to "maintain its ... Read More »

Harris Defends Controversial Provisions In Health Bills

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I will continue to stand with my fellow mayors and the American people to fight for real, affordable health care for all. The bill, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act , would scale back numerous Obamacare mandates, regulations and taxes, but would keep much of the basic framework in place. Read More »

Final farewell for United States student detained by North Korea

The article published by the official Korean Central News Agency was Pyongyang's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital on Monday after North Korea released him for what it said was humanitarian reasons. Doctors who examined Warmbier on his return to the United States last week said the University of Virginia student had incurred significant brain damage and was in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness". Read More »

Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade

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The organizing committee for LGBTI pride week reacted to the decision of the Istanbul Governor's Office, saying banning the march contravenes worldwide conventions, Turkish law and the constitution. Turkey's LGBTI community is now braced for another confrontation with police today following the latest ban. Worries about the safety of people at the Pride parade ramped up when Kursat Mican, a spokesman for a group that has ties to a right-wing nationalist party, vowed in a television ... Read More »

Germany reaches Confed Cup semis amid more replay confusion

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Germany , who beat Austrailia 3-2 in their opening match before drawing with Chile , squandered a host of second-half chances, but saw the game out comfortably to finish top of Group B and set up a last-four clash with Mexico on Thursday. After Vidal's header was deflected to safety at the other end, it should have been two for Australia before half-time, only for Trent Sainsbury to blaze over a volley with the goal gaping after Cahill had presented him with the opportunity. Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo wins F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his auto during the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Hamilton got away cleanly, but Raikkonen clipped Bottas and bumped his own Ferrari into the wall, and Vettel surged past them into second place. Since the first lap, Raikkonen was having issues with his front wing and pieces came off it on the restart. Read More »

Merkel challenger vows fight for "more justice" in Germany

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Schulz, whose party is a junior partner of Ms. Merkel's grand right-left coalition. Schroeder also said that a Franco-German partnership of Schulz, a former President of the European Parliament, and French President Emmanuel Macron could revive an alliance at the heart of Europe. Read More »

N Korea accuses USA of 'smear campaign' over student's death

Warmbier's doctors said he suffered extensive brain damage. SEOUL, June 22 (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to lift measures against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a USA anti-missile defence system. Read More »

'I think we are going to get there' on health care

It's run by Montana and jointly paid for by the state and federal government. "After drafting a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act behind closed doors with no public debate, the Senate is set to vote next week on a bill that will strip health care from tens of millions of our most vulnerable Americans". Read More »

Vietnamese dissident recounts forced deportation to France

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While authoritarian Vietnam routinely jails critics of its regime, 62-year-old Hoang is the first Vietnam-based dissident to have his citizenship revoked in recent history. "The vaguely worded decision was a thinly veiled move to silence Pham Minh Hoang for his peaceful advocacy", Viet Tan said in a statement about the stripping of Vietnamese citizenship from Hoang. Read More »